blockchains

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Why Blockchain Matters

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt more facets of your life than perhaps any other technology. Here’s what you need to know.

In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was invested globally in blockchain startups. IBM invested $200 million and 1,000 employees in the technology. Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University in Beijing are running a pilot project for tracking and tracing pork in China and produce in the U.S. Among companies in consumer goods and manufacturing, 42 percent […]

How Blockchain Can Restore Trust In Trade

During a time when transparency matters more than ever, enter blockchain.

International trade is under pressure. Fears fueled by the global refugee situation and terrorist threats have led to tighter border controls – and these come at a cost. Every inspection of goods, every stop along the supply chain, eats up time and drives up prices. It harms businesses and consumers alike. Those involved in international […]

How Blockchain Will Transform Our Cities

How will blockchain change the internet? By transforming it from an internet of information to an internet of value.

Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what will create real value and drive innovations. Take blockchain and the sharing […]

Blockchain Meets Virtual Reality

Is the future a high-resolution game?

In 2010, the Institute for the Future’s Ten-Year Forecast suggested that the future is a high-resolution game: “Never before has humanity been able to encounter the future in such detail, to measure the forces of change at such vast scales, and to fill in the details with such fine grain. As we play this game, […]