Blockchain

Role Of Blockchain In The Internet Of Things: SWOT Analysis

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Are our laptops and smartphones the only devices connected to the large virtual space, the internet? Certainly, not! The internet, as we know today, connects a diverse range of devices that are built to make life more convenient.

Is The Future Of Banking With Blockchain Technology?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alexandra Johnson

As you're probably aware by now, the beauty of blockchain technology is in it's decentralisation - where no single person or computer has ultimate control over it. All cryptocurrency creation and transactions are open source, controlled by code and rely on peer-to-peer networks. Most currencies in circulation today are controlled by a centralised government and are regulated by a third party.

Is There No Limit To The Power Of The Crowd?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alexandra Johnson

Photo Credit: Pixabay I've had my tiny little world blown apart twice in as many weeks now. Last week's revelation was that bees, not modern medicine...

Why The Future Of IoT Needs Blockchain And Distributed Ledgers

Paul McNeil | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

However, since it was not originally created for real-time IoT communications, blockchain has its shortcomings. Notably, the fees associated with transactions make it less suitable for small exchanges, also known as microtransactions.

Digital Coins Set To Hit The Big Time

Dan Andersson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

In the first of its kind a new report has found that at least 3 million people worldwide are now using digital currencies (aka cryptocurrencies) and that figure could be as high as 6 million according to a new report from Cambridge University.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit's Voices Of Politics, Diversity And Change

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Reflecting on the global political and economic climate, Simon Collins commented on the political dissent in Thatcher's 70's and 80's Britain that gave rise to the punk rock movement and other beautifully creative genres that still resonate in Britain today. So out of this current political upheaval, could there be a beautiful and positive outcome?

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...

Three Industries You Didn't Know Blockchain Is Disrupting

Keshav R. Murugesh | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Keshav R. Murugesh

Some have heralded it as the next iteration of a cashless society, a system with the potential to revolutionise archaic methods of transferring money,...

Economy Of The Future

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

This growing movement represents untold opportunity for anyone interested in analysing consumer behaviour - economists, planners and business people will be able to study trends and data in real-time rather than relying on business surveys, historical statistics or tax receipts.

Blockchain Will Bring Empowerment And Transparency To Development

Jutta Steiner | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jutta Steiner

In the case of bitcoin, this meant that all of a sudden there was an open system available that could automatically keep track of everyone's balances. New blockchain protocols will similarly replace the need for certain organizational solutions and allow different players that don't trust each other to build an almost magical digital commons that can be used by everyone.

Where Was Fintech In The Chancellor's Budget?

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

What we don't want to happen is for regulation of digital currencies to 'all of a sudden' come into force and for the banking sector to be the only people prepared or equipped for it. The power of this new financial technology is its ability to disrupt the way we do business, not perpetuate doing things the same.

Master Ledger 2077: A Blockchain Blockbuster

Simon Chan | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Chan

Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?

New Politics, New Banking, New World

Dan Andersson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

The anti-establishment tide across the world isn't just restricted to the world of politics; it's also sweeping away traditional fintech and allowing digital currencies to flourish.

What If The Internet Had Been Invented Before Democracy?

Jon Barnes | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Barnes

It's not about Trump, Clinton or Brexit, but because the operating system, the process by which decisions are made which is like working on an old version of Windows 95 in 2016. We can do better. People have done better. It is happening in small pockets in Iceland, Estonia, Argentina, America, Australia, and Taiwan.

Is Blockchain The Next Tech Revolution?

Paul McNeil | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

Amongst various circles discussing new technologies these days the subject of blockchain will most definitely be the hottest topic of all. With 2017 just around the corner, blockchain technology has already been listed amongst the top in many different upcoming tech surveys.

Putting Our Money on Proof of Stake

Dan Andersson | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Principally, digital currencies have been perceived by the wider world as the domain of the technically minded; reserved only for those with an in depth understanding of ledgers, cryptography and with access to the vast amount of computer power supposedly needed for the mining process.

Charitable Giving Is Stagnant - So We Built a Blockchain Platform to Restore Trust in Charities

Raphael Mazet | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Raphael Mazet

At its core, blockchain technology is a way to enforce trust and transparency amongst people transacting with each other. I was intrigued by the increasing use of Bitcoin for donations, for example, and by the creation of very serious all-blockchain NGOs dedicated to empowering the unbanked in some of the poorest regions of the world.

The Smart Money Is on the Local Economy

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Blockchain has been having a bit of a 'moment' over the past year, with some of the world's largest banks joining forces to create a framework for usi...

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

Technological Smorgasbord in Silicon Valley

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Tech
Zaid Al-Zaidy

Last week, I was lucky enough to be chaperoned by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), around a variety of emerging tech companies in Silicon Valley. The IPA/UKTI interactive mission has been a real smorgasbord of tech inspirations and here are my views on the trends that will be coming to European shores shortly.

"Reports of Bitcoin's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" (With Apologies to Mark Twain)

Peter Greenhill | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

A massive Bitcoin price drop since the dizzy heights it enjoyed a year ago, UK clearing banks refusing to open accounts for companies in the sector (even those merely supplying software or services to the sector) and the hacking Europe's largest Digital Currency Exchange, Bitstamp, have all been widely reported and referred to by the naysayers.