Blockchain

The Old Allure of New Money

Practically no one, outside of computer science departments, can explain how cryptocurrencies work, and that mystery creates an aura of exclusivity, gives the new money glamour, and fills devotees with revolutionary zeal. None of this is new, and, as with past monetary innovations, a seemingly compe ...

Blockchain Will Completely Revolutionize How We Mine Gold and Precious Metals

This week I had the pleasure to attend Consensus 2018 in New York, the premiere gathering for the who’s who in blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Attendance doubled from last year to an estimated 8,500 people, all of them packed in a Hilton built for only 3,000. Ticket sales alone pulled in ...

Consensus 2018: regulators are still playing catch up with blockchain, PI says

After attending blockchain mega-conference Consensus 2018 in New York City, PI Financial analyst David Kwan says one of his major takeaways is that regulatory uncertainty is a key challenge. The fourth annual Consensus conference, presented by CoinDesk, took place May 14-16 at the New York Hilton ...

Blockchain ETF’s could give you exposure to the next Amazon, National Bank analyst says

Daniel Strauss Investing in a blockchain ETF could mean getting in on the ground floor of the next Amazon, says National Bank Financial’s Daniel Straus, who argues that because blockchain is so new, it’s anybody’s guess which of today’s companies will be best at taking advantage of the tec ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp talks to Cantech Letter

Roland Bopp Niche markets aren’t what they used to be. While Facebook measures its penetration against nothing less than Earth’s population, anything else can seem small. Your site allows gamers to stream their latest moves to their peers? Niche. Your app lets people listen to their music for ...

Is Value Dead?

Value investing has historically been a winning strategy… but it’s been a rough couple of years. So… is value dead? Should we all just buy the S&P 500 and be done? The rumors of value’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Larry Swedroe wrote am excellent piece on the subject this month, Do ...

RightsCon 2018 conference opens today in Toronto, will debate resolution on discrimination in machine learning

International conference to discuss human rights in context of censorship, AI, false news, blockchain and the digital divide ...

Hashtag Trending – Amazon moves into blockchain; Uber finally gets rid of harmful tactic; LG giving out free TVs

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Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

The Government of Canada is looking to the country's growing blockchain ecosystem to help guide the implementation of the technology in its digital services. ...

Is blockchain a branch of AI, or is AI a branch of blockchain?

By Toufi Saliba, CEO and Chair, ACM Practitioners Board Conference Committee We are extremely subjective in defining “intelligence,” let alone “artificial intelligence” (AI). However, there’s a general consensus around the definition of “intelligence.” According to Alex Wissner, inte ...