Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry President Donald Trump has weighed in on the cryptocurrency debate, saying in a series of tweets Friday that he’s not a fan of Bitcoin or blockchain-based digital money in general because it’s highly volatile and “based on thin air.” “Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate […]

Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout As the likes of Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri have gained popularity in our personal lives, the healthcare industry has been at the forefront in adopting voice-driven AI assistants in the workplace. And for good reason: exponents of the technology claim it can boost productivity and help […]

IDG Contributor Network: Beyond Limits: Rethinking the next generation of AI

IDG Contributor Network: Beyond Limits: Rethinking the next generation of AI I had an interesting talk with AJ Abdallat, CEO of a small firm called Beyond Limits doing interesting things with AI. Their differentiator is that their AI’s decisions can be audited, and the AI itself can be edited at a granular level so […]

Q&A: Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott sees coming crypto war as 'cataclysmic'

Q&A: Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott sees coming crypto war as ‘cataclysmic’ Facebook’s plans to launch a cryptocurrency and digital wallet for users to make online purchases and money transfers should have the financial services community in a tither, with some expecting banks to quickly follow Facebook’s lead. The social network’s shift into financial services […]

Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain Facebook is going after the banking business with a new digital currency and financial transaction network all based on blockchain. After months of speculation and rumor, Facebook today announced it is creating a fiat-backed cryptocurrency that can be stored in digital wallets and used by […]

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet Apple is likely preparing to let iPhone owners turn their devices into hardware wallets that allow them to store and use bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for mobile purchases of everything from a cup of coffee to clothing and groceries. Unlike other announcements […]

7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them Companies are still cautiously dipping their toes into the blockchain trough, hoping to discover where the distributed ledger technology can create efficiencies in their business processes. But for those who are ready to take the plunge, there are common missteps to avoid. Based on its research […]

Maersk adds two big shipping firms to its blockchain ledger

Maersk adds two big shipping firms to its blockchain ledger The three largest overseas shipping companies in the world are now using the same  blockchain-based digital tracking system, which enables an electronic ledger that all members can see in near real time. A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk), which developed the TradeLens supply chain platform with IBM, […]

AT&T becomes first big mobile carrier to accept Bitcoin payments

AT&T becomes first big mobile carrier to accept Bitcoin payments AT&T will allow customers to pay their mobile bills using Bitcoin, adding its name to a short list of major businesses and government agencies that allow the blockchain-based cryptocurrency to be used as a form of payment. While not directly accepting cryptocurrency, AT&T is the […]