It’s been an interesting month, with China again charging to the forefront. Bitcoiners seemingly love nothing more than discussing the relative merits of Chinese actions and policies towards Crypto. The number of “China bans Bitcoin” headlines is matched only by the number of “China unbans Bitcoin” headlines. November was all about China and Google Translate has been working overtime. The three main stories, in order of importance:
The end of October saw the “SatoXi” rally. If you remember, Xi stated that Blockchain was going to be a core focus. At the same time a number of other smaller events took…
Information technology has fundamentally changed every aspect of our lives. The notable exception is, well, IT itself.
There are plenty of innovative IT departments, but a walk through an average one is not so different today, to how it was a decade ago, and in some fundamental ways, they haven’t really changed at all.
Many companies address modern trends by creating new innovation teams for websites, analytics, blockchain, or the IoT. But the core of their IT hasn’t principally changed, it remains extensive, complex, and drains most of the effort and costs.
Many SMEs in Central Europe I have visited…
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We have all heard stories of how much energy — and greenhouse gas emissions — blockchain is responsible for. So it came as a surprise when the World Economic Forum published a report entitled “Building blockchains for a better planet”, outlining the many blockchain use-cases designed to help the environment. It claims the distributed ledger may enable next-generation monitoring, reporting, and even humanitarian relief.
Make no mistake here, blockchain’s impact on the environment has been, at least so far, unquestionably and astronomically negative. …
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