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4 Blockchain Projects Solving Real-World Problems NewsBTC

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Investors are no longer interested in ICO projects with no real use. According to Icodata, $150 million were raised in October 2018 through token sales compared to $1.5 billion in January of the same year. "The blockchain space is getting to the point where there's a ceiling in sight," claims Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The Russian-Canadian programmer believes that the next step will be "real applications of real economic activity." Despite the statements and hopes that the end of 2018 will bring about a return to practicality, it is still difficult for applicable projects to break through the information noise.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution Built On Blockchain And Advanced With AI

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Blockchain technology is so synonymous with cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin that it is almost like the financial sector has usurped its potential. In times like these, where an investing bear market has befallen the cryptocurrency space, it is easy to get down on the revolutionary possibilities of blockchain technology. Since the original Blockchain, that is Bitcoin, emerged, there has been a considerable focus on transactional blockchains which have been at the forefront of the mainstream understanding of the technology. Bitcoin is often the layman's first point of call with the stories of investing success stories obscuring the view of other possibilities. However, blockchain technology is moving along in an undercurrent separate from the comings and goings of the cryptocurrency market and the financial interest it has garnered in just a few short years.


The Technologies Building The Smart Cities of The Future

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By 2050, 68 percent of the total global population will live in cities, according to the United Nations. By then, the world population will be 9.7 billion and 11.2 billion by 2100. The updated report from the United Nations states that currently, 55 percent of the world's population lives in urban areas. That means around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050. India, China, and Nigeria combined will represent 35 percent of the projected urban population growth between 2018 and 2050.


What do AI, blockchain and GDPR mean for cybersecurity?

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It's possible that someone may be watching your screen--by listening to it. A recent study from cybersecurity analysts at the universities of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv found that LCD screens "leak" a frequency that can be processed by artificial intelligence to provide a hacker insight into what's on a screen. "Displays are built to show visuals, not emit sound," says Roei Schuster, a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University and a co-author of the study with doctoral candidates Daniel Genkin, Eran Tromer and Mihir Pattani. Yet the team's study shows that's not the case. The researchers were able to collect the noise through either a built-in or nearby microphone or remotely over Google Hangouts, for example.


AWS re:Invent 2018 Postmortem: Surprise! Hybrid enters the agenda

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It is all too easy to get jaded by the scale of AWS's annual re:Invent extravaganza: 50,000 plus attendees, jamming multiple hotels the length of the Vegas strip, from Mandalay Bay on the south to the Wynn and Encore on the north. Not to mention the stream of announcements. My colleagues have already provided wall-to-wall coverage over the past week, from partner announcements to machine learning, IoT, data lake "formation," to Werner Vogels' official goodbye to Oracle. At the analyst preview event on the day before the announcements started going live, one of the questions was whether the 60 announcements being delivered before the group signified a slowdown from the 80 or so announcements delivered last year. The analyst relations group took a Sharpie to edit down the list.


11 Fintech Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in Asia - Fintech Hong Kong

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Blockchain may have been the obvious choice when one considers the subcategory of fintech that might gain traction this year, but we should have expected that the rise of a more reliable ledger system would pave the way to the rise of companies that would be able to utilise information gleaned from said ledger. Either through newly collected information or utilising data banks that have been sitting idly in data caches of various big corporations, artificial intelligence (AI) has risen and may pave the way for the future of fintech. McKinsey estimates that AI could potentially create between US$3.5 trillion and US$5.8 trillion in value annually across nine business functions in 19 industries. In Asia, Hong Kong's AI sector is getting a slice of a HK$50 billion of budget 2019, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore has a standing US$27 million AI grant named AIDA furthering the island nation's drive into artificial intelligence. With the world waking up to the scene, we have compiled a list of AI companies to watch that have a stake in fintech.


SEO and digital marketing in 2019 Multilingual Search Engine Optimization

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Businesses will be ready for Web 3.0 and web 4.0 evolution which is connecting all devices in the real and virtual world in real-time.This will be more prominent in 2019. By 2020 we will be witnessed to the web 4.0 aka smart web when SEO will be less time consuming and easy. Defamation will be more ineffective and targeted bullying against brands, politicians, influencers and individuals will lose its power on social network. Since some advertising tools is equipped with Blockchain technology, there will be some improvements in digital marketing processes. Here are some insights on how artificial intelligence and Blockchain will shape up SEO and digital marketing in 2019.


InsurTech Innovation Map Explains Emerging Technologies & Startups

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Generally, InsurTech is seen as a spin-off field of FinTech. While FinTech has been causing major disruptions in the banking and investment sectors, InsurTech has received less attention. However, many InsurTech innovations have the potential to fundamentally change how insurance practice looks like in the near future: 3-Connects (connected car, home, and self) will not only greatly improve systematic risk assessment of personal insurances, but will also provide knowledge and incentives for clients to actively reduce risks in their life; blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data will fundamentally change how insurance data is stored, shared and analyzed. It is estimated that around 75% of all insurance contracts will be influenced by InsurTech transformation by 2020. At StartUs Insights, we analyzed 14.000 emerging startups to identify the most important emerging innovations and new business models, giving companies in the insurance sector a competitive advantage.


Blockchain, Internet Of Things, And Artificial Intelligence Battle Hype At Expo

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For those Silicon Valleyites weary of traveling to Las Vegas for re:Invent, Encore Media Group brought its Blockchain Expo/IoT Expo/AI Expo combo conference to Santa Clara this week. The combination of three of the most hyped topics in technology today provided a rare opportunity to compare the progress vendors have been making cutting through the noise to bring real solutions to the market. While clearly not representative of all participants in their respective areas, the vendors in attendance nevertheless helped to underscore the essence of each market segment. For example, among the artificial intelligence (AI) vendors at the expo, the center of gravity was image recognition – one of the primary use cases for deep learning, a subset of AI. For the Internet of Things (IoT), the excitement centered on hardware devices of various sorts, including sensors and actuators for all manner of industries.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution Built On Blockchain And Advanced With AI

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Blockchain technology is so synonymous with cryptocurrencies, and especially Bitcoin that it is almost like the financial sector has usurped its potential. In times like these, where an investing bear market has befallen the cryptocurrency space, it is easy to get down on the revolutionary possibilities of blockchain technology. Since the original Blockchain, that is Bitcoin, emerged, there has been a considerable focus on transactional blockchains which have been at the forefront of the mainstream understanding of the technology. Bitcoin is often the layman's first point of call with the stories of investing success stories obscuring the view of other possibilities. However, blockchain technology is moving along in an undercurrent separate from the comings and goings of the cryptocurrency market and the financial interest it has garnered in just a few short years.