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Building The Smart Cities Of The Future Using IoT And Blockchain Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually permeating every aspect of modern life, now commonly found in home appliances, smart vehicles, public transport and manufacturing industries. But many day-to-day users are unaware of what IoT technology is, and why it’s set to be such a transformative power in our daily lives.  The term ‘IoT technology’ generally refers to a network of internet connected devices, which expand network connectivity beyond traditional devices used to access the internet, such as computers and mobile devices. Masayoshi Son, famous tech investor and CEO of Japanese technology giant SoftBank, has likened early IoT devices to...

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[UN]BLOCKED Conference To Attract Blockchain And Sustainability Experts From Around The World

Opening the Vienna Blockchain Week, on April 1st [UN]BLOCK3D Conference will provide a space for everyone interested in learning more about how blockchain can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN. In the spirit of Blockchain, the conference is permissionless, which means it is free of charge and open to everybody. The aim is to act as the fertile ground for networking of all stakeholders (researchers, startups, policymakers, NGOs) bridging the gap between technology and sustainability experts. ● Where? Vienna University of Economics● When? April 1-2 2019● Who? 400 guests (Startups, policy makers, NGOs, researchers, students)● How?○...

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US Investment Firm To Launch World’s Biggest Blockchain Based ETF

The Bitcoin ETF is possibly the biggest thing that many crypto enthusiasts are looking forward to but the independent investment management firm Invesco has recently announced the launch of the world’s biggest blockchain focused ETF. The company, which has more than $800 billion in assets under management, will release the blockchain focused ETF which will include a portfolio of around 50 different firms with exposer to blockchain technology. Some of the given examples were that of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, which supplies manufactures crypto mining machines with chips, as well as the CME Group, which was the first regulated exchange in...

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How To Save Energy With Blockchain Technology

We always hear stories about how bad Bitcoin is for the environment, but have you ever considered how blockchain technology can go on to help us create more green energy initiatives? The mining of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is a power-heavy process. In order to mine Bitcoin, you need to use an awful lot of energy, energy that is generally created by power stations using fossil fuels and other dangerous systems. These systems pollute the atmosphere and thus contribute to Bitcoin’s huge carbon footprint. Of course, some miners have taken to using renewable energy sources to fuel their mining operations, however...

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The Real Problems With Blockchain

It’s very easy to get over excited when you think about blockchain technology, this is because the use cases for blockchain projects are frankly endless. The blockchain can and will transform a number of booming industries, making our lives easier and helping us to live a little more efficiently. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, it’s important to consider a number of drawbacks that current blockchain technologies hold. Let’s remember that this is normal when it comes to technological development. Take the mobile phone for example - yes, a great invention that made out communication portable, however the first...

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