The origins of blockchain technology date back to 2008 when it was proposed as a computer science design to enable the secure direct trading of assets among peers who may not have sufficient confidence in each other. The core innovation that blockchain introduces is essentially a distributed append-only ledger on which messages can be irrevocably recorded.
Advanced digitization within factories brings us an ecosystem right from the product being manufactured to the interconnected factories, supply chains, customers and various other stake-holders termed holistically as the Connected World. The combination of Internet technologies and other future-oriented technologies is poised to result in a paradigm shift in industrial production leading to what is known as Industry 4.0.
There is a lot of fear-mongering going on in the media about the onrush of another recession, even worse than the 2008 Great Recession.
The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) is an administrative agency of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China responsible for certifying foreign experts to provide expertise in mainland China in the fields of economy, technology, management, education, engineering, science, culture, healthcare.
Whenever we are asked how a company raises capital for expansion, the first thing that strikes our mind is an — IPO (Initial Public Offering) or what is commonly known as- “a private company going public”.
“In fashion, authenticity is important, limited edition is important, being the first to wear or discover something is important — and it’s impossible to prove the authenticity of a digital thing without blockchain.”
-Roham Gharegozlou, CEO of Dapper Labs and creator of the $140k-worth CryptoKitty.
When talking about sustainability, the general public often thinks about environmental sustainability only. However, sustainability researchers and activists have a much broader definition: sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Such an approach, aiming at a good livelihood for all, has to consider both natural systems as well as human systems and think them together. Sustainability problems like the climate and biodiversity crisis, economic inequality, poverty pose great challenges to humanity. …
There are many companies right now competing to become leader in the development of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop open-source idea, as we know.
Hyperloop One, the most active company in the field at the moment, is considering the integration of Hyperloop with other disruptive technologies, especially showing great interest towards blockchain and A.I, in order to develop an integrated and scalable ecosystem for the public transportation industry, boosting customer experience and beating competition.
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt education in at least three ways: by securing the verification process of academic credentials, facilitating the payment of tuition fees, and even providing cheaper data storage solutions.
Not only does the use of blockchain allow to lower costs and save time, but it also ensures better data integrity and easier control over fraudulent degrees, which current centralized systems are not always good at spotting. New blockchain-based verification systems can be built on strong cryptography that makes it easy to detect if the content of a credential has been tampered with. Public/private key systems can be used to authenticate both the issuer and the student, thus making fraud almost impossible. Such new digital systems also allow us to store and analyze much more student data in much more secure way, without having to rely on Internet-accessible databases and eliminating the risk of hacker attacks. In fact, centralized storage solutions? — ?even if “in the cloud”? — ?have some attack points, which offer access to all data stored if breached. Blockchain solves this problem by requiring consensus to confirm transactions, which become immutable once sufficiently confirmed. Since each full node maintains an independent copy of the blockchain and verifies it against all others, there are no central attack points. …