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Predictive transactions are the next big tech revolution


The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. In recent years, data has been the world's hottest commodity. Money has gravitated towards companies that collect it, companies that analyse it, and the data infrastructure companies that provide the digital plumbing that makes it all possible. In the last five years, data infrastructure startups alone have raised over $8 billion of venture capital, at an aggregate value of $35 billion. We know the names of the biggest companies in the space; they include Databricks, Snowflake, Confluent, MongoDB, Segment, Looker, and Oracle.

Oman Sees First Trade Finance Transaction on Blockchain


Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG have conducted the country's first blockchain-based trade finance transaction. Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG have conducted the first trade finance transaction on the blockchain in the country using R3's Corda platform. As news publication the Oman Observer reported on Nov. 23, Oman Oil and Orpic Group -- one of the largest oil and gas businesses in Oman -- and HSBC Bank executed the country's first blockchain-based trade finance transaction: a sale of polypropylene to Abu Dhabi National Carpet Factory. The transaction was carried out using R3's Corda, an open-source blockchain platform. In the transaction, HSBC Oman advised a fully digitised letter of credit on the blockchain, while Oman Oil and Orpic Group was the beneficiary of the letter of credit.

Exploring the NFT transaction with Neo4j


The dataset revolves around transactions between traders. Each transaction has a date and the price in crypto and USD. As this is a dataset of NFT transactions, each transaction describes which NFT was sold. Interestingly, an image URL is available for most NFTs so that you can inspect the image sold on the internet. Some of the NFTs have up to four available image URLs for redundancy.

The Gig Economy's Tipping Point


The gig economy used to be so blissfully, mindlessly simple: Open app, order service, auto-pay. Then side-gig platforms started turning this refreshingly straightforward transaction into an on-demand guilt trip by asking customers to tip. Before you @ me (#heartlesscheapskate), hear me out.

Comscore Finds Video on Demand Transactions Peaked


Looking at YOY change by key genres, several VOD categories have seen transformative increases during the pandemic. Sports and Fitness categories in particular, saw staggering 232 percent and 486 percent increases, respectively, in transactions through April 2020. Breaking from the general pattern of the April 2020 peak, the Sports category continued its rapid growth and registered a threefold increase in the month of May 2020, where transactions in May 2020 were 925 percent higher than sports transactions in May 2019. This underscores just how much Americans have missed live sports and fitness content during the peak months of April and May 2020. Further insights from this new VOD research and about overall media consumption during the pandemic can be found at our Coronavirus Insights Hub.