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Digital Trends and Business Implications for 2018

The digital transformation has demanded a lot from businesses during recent decades. In many cases, companies have been forced to adapt to evolving technologies at rapid and often uncomfortable speeds. Early adopters of emerging technologies can gain a significant competitive advantage in this data-fuelled digital landscape. Luckily, my peers and I at G2 Crowd have […]

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Blockchain has an efficiency problem. Is this the solution?

Is an evolution of graph database technology the answer to Blockchain’s efficiency problem? A Korean conglomerate thinks it might be. The biggest challenges for enterprises investing in the public Blockchain (or consortium Blockchains) is efficiency: power consumption and transaction speed are notoriously high and notoriously low. Enter Graph, a joint venture between SF-based Bitnine and […]

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Editor’s Note: Even fast companies finish last unless they pursue the hardest transformation of all

The words and the image were everywhere, and every time I saw them I tried not to roll my eyes. I was at a conference for HR professionals, and the main graphic across every banner and program guide showed a human hand about to join with that of — wait for it — a robot. […]

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Inside the Mind Of… Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is the CEO of Tapscott Group, a company that focuses on business strategy in a technologically evolving market. He is also the Vice Chair of Spencer Trask Collaborative Innovations, which invests in emerging companies in communications, information technology, and life sciences. Don has written several books including Paradigm Shift (1992), The Digital Economy […]

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A Global First: CIO Blockchain Professional Certifications Issued in Canada by TransformationWorx

TransformationWorx, CIO Association of Canada, and the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario (CMC-Ontario) announced that certifications will be issued today to the world’s first CIO Certified Blockchain Professionals (CCBP).  The program is dedicated to Application of Blockchain to Business. “We are so proud of our graduates, they are pioneers!” said Dawood Khan, Founder and CEO of TransformationWorx, […]

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Wikibrands launches ‘Blockchain Benchmark’ to study adoption of distributed ledger technology

Marketing consultancy Wikibrands has launched what it is calling a “Blockchain Benchmark” study to show how adoption of the distributed ledger technology is evolving in the enterprise. The survey, which Wikibrands estimates will take at least 17 minutes to complete, went live earlier this week. The topline results are expected in early March and will […]

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Blockchain experts predict customer-driven use cases across health care, finance, real estate and government

Companies have been talking about being “customer first” for years, but blockchain experts say the distributed ledger technology behind blockchain may soon turn everyday people into micro-businesses who lead the way in selling access and use to their financial, medical and other data. Speaking at an event Monday night in Toronto organized by consulting firm […]

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iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

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Divi Project seeks to create a blockchain-based cryptocurrency businesses will actually use

Companies may not conduct a lot of business with each other using cryptocurrencies today, but a startup called The Divi Project says it can change that — by making underlying technology like blockchain disappear into the background. The Divi Project has already completed its initial coin offering (ICO) as of late last month and is […]

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FlureeDB wants to be the database foundation for enterprise blockchain applications

A cloud-based database called FlureeDB is promising to help companies overcome the cost, complexity and speed associated with creating blockchain applications, offering more trustworthy ways to handle a wide range of transactions. FlureeDB launched earlier this month from Winston Salem, N.C.-based Fluree PBC as a public beta. The company also published an accompanying white paper […]

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Blockchain Research Institute seeks to get past NextBlock controversy

The Blockchain Research Institute is trying to move past controvesies around the way it communicated about its proposed faculty — as well as misrepresentations from a company led by one of its co-founders — and focus businesses on how to take strategic advantage of the distributed technology. Executives from large business and several governments converged […]

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Cryptocurrencies: What Merchants Need to Know

Let’s face it: You’re not much of an ecommerce merchant by today’s standards if you’ve still never heard of Bitcoin. After all, it’s been nearly a decade since the original cryptocurrency was first used in a transaction. There is, however, no shame in admitting that you don’t have more than a peripheral understanding of Bitcoin. […]

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Top 8 Blockchain Platforms You Should Check Out Now

In 2008 Blockchain technology was introduced in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” by Satoshi Nakamoto. When it comes to talking about this high-end technology, it is a creative invention that interests various people. Since then, this technology has grown into something greater. But… One of the major questions every single person […]

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Blockchain Technology: A Primer for Organizations and Professionals

Recently, I was speaking at a Blockchain Meetup of over 500 attendees in Toronto. Several speakers remarked that living in the Blockchain space was like being in 1985 during the Internet’s early days. And another speaker noted that we are now in 1989, relative to the Internet era. “Wow,” I remarked, “we’ve grown four years […]

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The Blockchain: Google Docs of the Global Economy

If you’re new to the blockchain concept, you’re not alone. It sounds more complex than it really is. However, the impact that the blockchain will have on digitally transforming the global economy will be dramatic. From banks to fintech, e-commerce to self-service, the blockchain is redefining (and disrupting) the way we transmit value to each […]

B2B Best Practices: Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution

Technology has changed the way every aspect of business is done – with the exception of financial services. Financial services had not been fundamentally transformed by technology because the Internet did little to reduce the cost of establishing trust, said the author of 2016’s runaway best-selling business book. That is, until blockchain entered the scene, […]