Category: Financial Services

Blockchain ‘Promising But Inefficient’ in Payments

DNBBulletin, De Nederlandsche Bank | June 7, 2018
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) concluded that “for the time being” distributed ledger technology is not suitable for its existing financial payment infrastructure due to its insufficient ability to scale for large volumes of transactions and other issues

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Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State

Unchained, Ryan Shea, Galia Benartzi, Steve Waterhouse, and Arthur Breitman | June 6, 2018
This recording is of “Blockchain vs. the Surveillance State,” a series of talks and a panel from the Oslo Freedom Forum put on by the Human Rights Foundation. In this session, hear presentations from Ryan Shea of decentralized technology platform Blockstack; Galia Benartzi of smart token platform Bancor; Steve Waterhouse of surveillance-free internet project Orchid; and Arthur Breitman from smart contract platform Tezos. In a panel discussion, the four speakers touch on the ways in which blockchains can be used to curb human rights abuses and also how bad actors can also use them for nefarious purposes.

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The Moment of Exponential Impact with AI

IBM at Viva Technology 2018, Ginni Rometty | May 25, 2018
Data and AI will absolutely reorder technology and business, according to IBM’s Ginni Rometty. “This is a moment of great consequence—a moment that actually happens every 25 years,” said Rometty. “Like every great moment in history, there will be a great positives and great challenges.” At France’s Viva Technology 2018, Rometty describes how exponential learning will give companies the ultimate competitive advantage. “This is a wonderful moment of exponential impact on business and society,” concluded Rometty.

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