3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Finance Industry

  Financial industry worldwide is increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence for various reasons. AI enables financial service providers to manage customers better, detect suspicious or fraudulent transactions and above all, helps the client to maintain their accounts better.     Whether AI will reign supreme to take over several functions that require human intelligence remains to be seen. However, in the current scenario, AI is the finance industry in several ways. Understandably, AI integration in financial services differs in every country.   While the US and some countries in Europe have…

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Tug-of-War: Will Blockchain Bring Data Ownership Back to Users?

    ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Nicole Nguyen, Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures, shares about data ownership and how blockchain could tilt the balance in favour of the end user.   Since the advent of the internet, users have marvelled at the ability to create a persona of themselves online – be it in the first virtual communities, social networks, retail sites and multi-player games. Increasingly, a greater proportion of our personal lives and information can now be found on digital platforms.   Coupled with a plethora of emerging technologies…

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Top Executives from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records UK, eBay, and more join ‘Digital Future Council’ Launching June 18

  Industry think tank connecting innovators across advertising, marketing, and emerging technology bolsters esteemed group of founding members, unveils preliminary events schedule for inaugural gathering in Cannes   LONDON, June 5, 2018 – The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival June 18-21. Key executives on board include: Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at Refinery29;…

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Smoothing e-payment hurdles key to realising a cashless society

Singapore is moving a positive step towards a smart nation and enabling Singaporeans to become digital citizens but a key question remains – what will really spark the rapid adoption of digital payments? Under Singapore’s Smart Nation plans, a key national strategic project is the advocacy of e-payments in the ambition towards a cashless society, marked by simple, quick and safe digital payments between individuals and organisations.     Singapore still lags behind other cities in e-payments, with six in 10 transactions in Singapore involving cash and cheques. The fragmented…

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Man vs Machine: Will AI Put Our Humanity At Stake?

ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Sharala Axryd, CEO, ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange, shares about the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence, issues of bias and ensuring the objectivity of AI.   The vision of an all-knowing, omni-present intelligent being that forms the backbone of our everyday lives has been portrayed in movies that captivate the imagination of many. Today, that vision is not too far from reality, and we are seeing this at work through artificial intelligence (AI) – from AI-powered voice assistants like Alexa, to helping solve traffic issues, enabling the sequencing…

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Decentral Appoints Gamification Pioneer Yu-kai Chou as Chief Experience Officer Visionary to lead gamification of Jaxx Liberty platform

Toronto, Canada — May 31, 2018 —  Decentral Inc., Canada’s leading blockchain company and the creator of the multi-platform, multi-currency digital wallet Jaxx, has announced world-renowned gamification pioneer Yu-kai Chou has joined its executive team as Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Named the “Gamification Guru of the Year”  in 2014, 2015, and 2017 by the World Gamification Congress and the Gamification Europe Conference, Chou will spearhead the company’s gamification efforts within Jaxx Liberty, the newly unveiled single, gamified interface for everyone to experience the blockchain ecosystem and the upcoming update to…

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Castbox to Introduce Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet In-App

San Francisco, CA – Top tier cross-platform podcast app Castbox, will roll out a new cryptocurrency wallet, BoxWallet, to its 16 million users on June 1st. BoxWallet will be built into the Castbox app, allowing users to easily send and receive both ETH and BOX tokens without leaving the app.       With the introduction of BoxWallet, Castbox will become the first among global mainstream digital content apps to embrace native cryptocurrency within the app. Compared with standalone cryptocurrency apps, such as Coinbase or Jaxx, BoxWallet will link cryptocurrency with…

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ICO projects need Adoption to Survive

ICO’s are booming and according to Coinschedule, in 2018 YTD, a Total: $9,066,011,422 has been raised by a total number of 348 ICO’s…. and counting.     As can be noted, the number of ICO’s being launched continues to grow as innovators and entrepreneurs introduce their technology.  ICO’s, however, were dealt a blow in 2018 when Google, Facebook, Twitter and others banned and shut down blockchain and crypto adverts – the market dynamics have most definitely changed.   One of the biggest problems a new ICO project team can have…

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Blockparty launches to the public following its first use during Elements Lakewood Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend

NEW YORK, May 30, 2018 – Blockparty, a leader in blockchain-based live event ticketing, has launched its new ticketing platform, available now for download in the Apple App Store. Founded by top executives from the live events and blockchain industries, Blockparty leverages the power of blockchain technology to eliminate common frustrations with the current ticket purchasing experience such as ticket fraud, lengthy event check-in protocols, and predatory secondary market resellers.   Shiv Madan, CEO of Blockparty, said “We want to rid the world of ticket bots and scalpers. We also…

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Orvium, The Decentralized Platform For Scholarly Publication, Counts CERN, NASA, Amazon and Oracle Experts in Senior Team

Token Generation Event announced for 2018 to fund development and foster platform use by the research community.     Tallinn, Estonia – 30th May 2018 – Orvium, the open-source and decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, is being run by employees and technology solutions experts of several well-known institutions and businesses, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Amazon, Oracle, as well as a number of third-level educational institutions. Orvium has also announced that it will be hosting…

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