Category Archives: Politics

What Carl Sagan has to do with regulating blockchain smart contracts

If policymakers seem flummoxed by the rise of cryptocurrencies, wait until they get to smart contracts. Just ask Brian Quintenz, commissioner for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. At a conference in Dubai this week, Quintenz expressed a sense of … Continue reading

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European Business Review Magazine October 2018

The brand new issue (October 2018) of the “European Business Review” (EBR) magazine, having as cover theme what has (and hasn’t change) a decade after the global financial crisis. The current edition includes a report on what made 2018 a … Continue reading

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In memory of Paul Allen – His quote on January 1977

“I expect the personal computer to become the kind of thing that people carry with them, a companion that takes notes, does accounting, gives reminders, handles a thousand personal tasks.” PAUL ALLEN, JANUARY 1977

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In memory of Paul Allen with his own words

The event that started everything for us business-wise was when I found an article in a 1971 electronics magazine about Intel’s 4004 chip, which was the world’s first microprocessor… This was before Bill and l, ever started Microsoft. We had … Continue reading

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WEF: These US tech giants have the most AI-related patents

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the way we live, and the tech giants are racing to stay ahead of the curve. “The coming era will be looked back upon as the ‘AI era,’ when AI became the defining competitive advantage for … Continue reading

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Hacking the US mid-terms? It’s child’s play

…The contest was part of the kids’ zone at Def Con, the annual hacking conference in Las Vegas. This year it was attended by more than 300 eager children, trying everything from lock picking to soldering. At one table I … Continue reading

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South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups

The South Korean government has announced a plan to revise the current tax rules to widen benefits for companies that focus on the development of nascent technologies, including blockchain, as part of the country’s push for innovation growth. Announced Wednesday, … Continue reading

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