Five Trends In Internet Of Things To Watch Out For In 2018

  The year 2018 showed that the biggest advancement in technology is nothing but Internet of Things or IoT. The most attractive feature of IoT is remote accessibility. For instance, IoT helps unlock doors as well as cars, access security cameras of smart homes, and even control room temperature using smartphones. It is said that there are roughly 20 billion internet connected devices globally as of 2018. Thus, several experts believe that 2018 is “the year of IoT”. According to a research firm, Progressive Markets, the IoT market is expected…

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SkyCell, a Division of Smart Containers Group, Announces Strategic Alliance with DuPont Safety & Construction

SkyCell and DuPont to share data collection know-how in the area of cold chain transportation of temperature sensitive goods   Zug, Switzerland, July 12, 2018 – Smart Containers Group, the Swiss-based manufacturer of the world’s safest temperature-controlled containers for food and pharmaceuticals, has announced a strategic alliance between its SkyCell division and DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont), a division of DowDuPont, one of the world’s largest specialty product companies. The alliance will facilitate strategic collaboration between SkyCell and DuPont’s innovation and product development efforts. The collaboration will combine both companies’…

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Bithumb hack emphasizes need for Security in Crypto Industry

Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb lost more than $30 million in the most recent crypto hack, further emphasizing the need for security in the industry. With blockchain technologies, the repercussions of a hack are much greater than in traditional technology.  Bloomberg reported that Exchanges are a juicy target for hackers, with more than a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen.     In response to the latest hack, industry leaders highlight the importance to build confidence in the industry, follow best practice, implement a regulatory framework as well as decentralise…

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Chinese Web Tycoon Launches Revolutionary Blockchain Company

  One of the youngest Chinese billionaires places his stake in the digital currency space   Los Angeles, California – Zhou Yahui landed on the scene 2008 by founding Kunlun Tech, one of the biggest Chinese web game developers and operators, which led him to purchasing a stake in the Grindr App for $155 million. Yahui then purchased a stake in Rovio Entertainment of Finland, the company behind the online game Angry Birds. It doesn’t stop there. His latest transaction was the acquisition of the web browser Opera which exceeds…

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Hack the DAO: Blockchain Startup Daox to Announce a $100K Hacking Contest

  Daox, a blockchain startup that is developing a platform and ecosystem for ICOs based on the concept of a decentralized autonomous organization, has announced the $100k hacking contest to prove that their DAOs are safe.     According to the rules, participants should either find a way to completely freeze or steal the funds that reside on a DAO’s Ethereum smart contract. The first person to complete the objective would be unconditionally rewarded with a $100k prize in bitcoins and get an offer to join their team.   The…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

  Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the Consensus…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

  Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be supported…

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GECKO Governance Launches Compliance Solution For ICO Market Following Approval by Isle of Man Regulator

    Former SEC Senior Compliance Examiner joins stellar advisory board     Dublin, Ireland – 12 June 2018 – GECKO Governance, the multi-award winning RegTech regulatory solution for financial compliance, has announced the launch of a new compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, following approval by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Managing ICO governance and compliance for every jurisdiction, GECKO Crypto1 will offer enhanced levels of transparency and accountability to platform-users within the blockchain industry. The platform provider also announced today that Dan Viola, former Senior Compliance Examiner at…

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How your printer snitches on you

  Printers and privacy are in a complicated relationship – When you print, scan, or copy a document at home or in the office, it might look like any other document to your eyes. But, unbelievably, data on the page make it possible to track almost every document you’ve ever scanned, printed, or photocopied back to you. 1.Printer logs   All modern printers keep some form of log. Depending on the make and model, the logs can be highly intrusive and even go as far as indefinitely retaining full copies of…

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The Auto Block: Blockchain for Automotive Industry

The Blockchain technology was featured on Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list back in 2016. This ingenious trend has gained quite a lot of popularity in the last few years and even though it was initially developed for the digital currency, Bitcoin, it has proven useful in many other areas such as the internet and automation.     In a nutshell, the Blockchain technology makes it possible for information to be recorded and distributed, without being copied. While Blockchain has a lot of other benefits as well, the one…

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