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The Future of Crypto Payments in the Retail Market

Visual Capitalist, Jeff Desjardins, Apr. 18, 2018
This infographic, created by NetCents, highlights the growing acceptance of cryptocurrency by retailers and consumers’ willingness to consider using it. In addition, the graphic highlights the major hindrances preventing crypto from reaching mass payment adoption, as well as how the future may look significantly different than today.

An Even-handed Approach to Crypto-Assets

IMF Blog, Christine Lagarde | Apr. 16, 2018
The advance of cryptocurrencies could make the global financial system safer—despite the risk of “inevitable” accidents waiting to happen, according to IMF’s Christine Lagarde. “…[P]olicymakers should keep an open mind and work toward -an even-handed regulatory framework that minimizes risks while allowing the creative process to bear fruit,” wrote Lagarde.

Live From Inforum at the Commonwealth Club: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Unchained Podcast, Laura Chin and Kathryn Haun | Apr. 15, 2018
Unchained’s Laura Chin interviews Kathryn Haun, a former federal prosecutor who is now teaching a class on cryptocurrency at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and serves on the boards of Coinbase and Hacker One. Haun covers elementary questions about cryptocurrencies, blockchain and mining and provides real examples of how this technology could be used.

Pathways for Blockchain in Energy Sector

Greentechmedia.com, Stephen Lacey | Apr. 11, 2018
There are hundreds of potential blockchain applications in the electricity sector. Which ones will win out? This GTM podcast examines different pathways for blockchain technology in the sector. In addition, Commonwealth Edison’s Kristen Brown discusses how blockchain technology will impact the utility’s operations.

Santander Rolls Out Blockchain-based Money Transfer Service

Finextra Press Release | Apr. 12, 2018
Santander announced its rollout of its international money transfer service, as ‘Santander One Pay FX’, for retail customers in Spain, the UK, Brazil and Poland. The service will provide full transparency on fees and FX upfront. Santander is one of the first global banks to rollout a blockchain-based payments service for retail customers.

Harvard Kennedy School and Bank of America Announce The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

Bloomberg Law Code & Conduit, Dean Garfield | Apr. 10, 2018
It may be too early to regulate the robots. But the U.S. government needs to play a big part in the rollout of artificial intelligence to make sure it benefits society, Dean Garfield, president and CEO of ITI told Bloomberg Law. “Whether you call it collaboration or national strategy, I think some exercise aimed at motivating the country to recognize the importance of AI is critically needed,” Garfield said.

ITI’s Dean Garfield Talks Artificial Intelligence

Bloomberg Law Code & Conduit, Dean Garfield | Apr. 10, 2018
It may be too early to regulate the robots. But the U.S. government needs to play a big part in the rollout of artificial intelligence to make sure it benefits society, Dean Garfield, president and CEO of ITI told Bloomberg Law. “Whether you call it collaboration or national strategy, I think some exercise aimed at motivating the country to recognize the importance of AI is critically needed,” Garfield said.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Used in Finance

InternationalBanker.com, Sébastien Meunier | Apr. 9, 2018
Sébastien Meunier, director of Chappuis Halder & Co., describes how artificial intelligence is being used in three critical areas in finance today. While large institutions have traditionally dominated the use of AI, Meuneir warns that Big Tech, such as Amazon and Google, are starting to hire banking talent to help them compete in this space.

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Things

Seamgen.com, Danny McConville | Apr. 2, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world. Seamgen’s inforgraphic examines how IoT is impacting the automotive, banking, hospitality and manufacturing sectors. By 2025, IoT will have an 11.1 trillion annual impact on the economy, according to McKinsey & Co.

The Future of Self-Driving Trucks Is Starting Now

The Verge, Andrew Hawkins | Mar. 6, 2018
On March 6, Uber announced it is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its Uber Freight app. Using transfer hubs, self-driving rigs drive long-haul, highway portion of the trip and transfer the trailer to human drivers for the last delivery miles.