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Jampp Claims Blockchain Can Disrupt Tech Giants Like Google and Facebook
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Tech giants like Google and Facebook have made headlines for their large-scale mishandling of and for profiting from the personal information of their users. In order to protect the data they produce and rightfully own, users are increasingly turning to blockchain as a way to track and quantify their information. Jampp Joins Wibson’s Consumer Data Marketplace As Data Buyer Telefonica-backed
The Fed: Poised to Pause in March
With the effective fed funds rate now only slightly below the range of estimates for neutral monetary policy and few signs of economic or financial market overheating, we believe that the Federal Reserve is likely to hold rates steady in March, interrupting its pattern of quarterly interest rate hikes. Against this backdrop, U.S. Treasury bond markets have recently started to
Malaysia Will Begin Regulating ICOs as Securities This Week
Malaysia's Securities Commission (SC) announced that it will begin regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges this week, with a regulatory framework for digital assets expected to be launched by the end of the first quarter. By regulating ICOs as securities, the SC notes that "the offering of digital assets, as well as its associated activities, will require authorisation
Intel CEO Touts Exposure to $300B Market
Investors looking at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) as a legacy company with 90-percent market share in the PC market may want to listen to what interim CEO Bob Swan told CNBC's Jim Cramer Thursday. What Happened Under prior leadership teams, Intel operated under the belief it has a near 100-percent market share in the "relatively slow growth" PC market, Swan
Expert Commentary: 10th Anniversary Of The First Bitcoin Transaction
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This weekend will mark the 10th anniversary of the very first bitcoin transaction. On January 12, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent 10 bitcoins to a US software engineer, Hal Finney (who some believe may have been one and the same). vjkombajn / Pixabay Below is a selection of commentary from a variety of industry experts from companies in the blockchain space,
Making Sense of the Markets and Shutdown Shock
  Making Sense of the Market Shutdown Shock   An expanding number of universities in the United States, including my alma mater, are making standardized testing optional for applicants. Critics say the tests are imperfect predictors of success in college, and suggest placing additional emphasis on a candidate’s classwork, activities and essays. I am incredibly fortunate that the new rubric
Glimpse into the Future At Hong Kong Blockchain Week
The first thing to know about blockchain technology is that there is a lot to know. There is, of course, Bitcoin, which has always been seen as Batman to blockchain's Robin, or vice-versa. But since those early days when Bitcoin and blockchain were seemingly joined at the hip, the nascent technology has begun to outgrow its exclusivity with cryptocurrencies: From
Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold Public Discussions on the Future of Tech
In what has become an annual January tradition, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and posted a challenge that he's set for himself this year, following previous challenges that have included eating only meat from animals that he kills himself, learning Mandarin and running 365 miles. After a year in which Zuckerberg and Facebook saw their reputations hit all-time lows due
Crisis and Opportunity in Emerging Debt
Executive Summary Emerging market sovereign debt in U.S. dollars can offer strong returns for investors who can ride out periodic bouts of volatility caused by concurrent crises in one or more countries. Crises, though real and frequent, are not typically as destructive to a country’s fundamentals as observers imagine. When crises drive valuations to over-discount changes to long-term country fundamentals,
Why Some Doctors Are Concerned About Apple Watch’s ECG Feature
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Image Source: Apple (screenshot) Many consider the Apple Watch’s ECG feature to be a very useful one. It is the first consumer-focused ECG available without a prescription, and it makes the Apple Watch more than just a fitness band. Although it has already been credited with saving a life, some doctors feel it may do more harm than good. A waste