UN Veteran joins Social Alpha Foundation as Advisor

Yoshi Yamamoto, Former Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology, and Joseph Thompson, CEO and Co-Founder of AID:Tech, join not-for-profit grant making platform using blockchain for social good   Hong Kong – Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), the not-for-profit, grant-making platform which provides no-strings funding to companies and projects utilising blockchain for social impact, has announced the appointment of Yoshiyuki Yamamoto and Joseph Thompson.    Yamamoto, the Former Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology, will serve as Advisor, while Thompson, CEO and Founder of AID: Tech, the world’s…

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Blockchain Technology can rule IoT

The first international IoT Blockchain Camp in Valencia, Spain, is a five-day event that looks at the potential of blockchains managing rules for objects in the physical world, as well as digital assets.     More than 70 participants will join IoT Blockchain Camp, which runs from April 11-15th.   It will look at five key topics: smart cities, Energy, Tourism, Transport, and Health/Sport. Technologies covered include robotics, A.I. and machine learning, (AIML), embedded systems, smart contracts and oracles, data acquisition and off-chain systems.     It will also look…

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Smart Cities and IoT

Firstly, what is a Smart City?   With the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as connected sensors, lights, and meters, data is collected and analyzed.  This data is then used to improve infrastructure, public utilities, and services, etc.  All this to deliver and promote an efficient and safe city experience for residents and visitors.   Various Smart City projects and IoT applications are being undertaken globally.     Amsterdam is one of the leaders in smart city development with numerous projects such as Infrastructure and Technology; Energy,…

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