Walmart files patent for IoT Robotic Bees that pollinate plants

Retail giant, Walmart, has joined many in trying to resolve the problem facing our world caused by the endangerment of bees.  Bees are regarded to be one of the world’s most important species as most crops (about 70 percent) today require pollination to develop fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.     On 8 March 2018, Walmart filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees which can pollinate plants.  Five other patents were also filed and these included additional farming drones such as drones used to track down pests and drones to…

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Limerick Blockchain Mastermind a great Success

  More than 25 blockchain enthusiasts attended the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind at the Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick campus, starting the group off with good momentum for 2018.       Hein Marais, CEO of Embedded Downloads, gave a presentation – IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven – which was very well received by the audience and led to a lively discussion after the presentation. This event puts Limerick “on the map” as a Blockchain hub as the event was well represented by the industry and the…

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Will Facebook go Crypto or will they miss the Mark?

When Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to lay out some of the goals he hopes the popular social media company will accomplish over the course of this year he did not really think that the media [fake news] would interpret that as Facebook integrating Bitcoin.   Read the false story here in the Independent: Click Here   What Mark actually did was bring up the topic of decentralization and using such technologies as a “force that puts more power in people’s hands.”   “Many people now believe technology only centralizes…

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EOT, 2018 and Beyond

We are living in a world that is becoming more and more connected and with the advent of devices that are connected to the Internet [IoT] and Artificial Intelligence [AI] – the need for Encryption methods to protect against cyber attacks is growing in importance.   As people, we are connected to the internet constantly, mostly with our phones,  and thus we have already seen development in areas of blockchain encrypted communication with new devices such as the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain smartphone, the BitVault®.   There are…

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Bitcoin Price Predictions Bullish but EOT may be set up for the “Perfect Storm” in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, Cryptocurrency traders are sharpening their pencils and there are numerous predictions for Bitcoin prices in 2018.   See this story for the main Bitcoin predictions for 2018   However, not everyone might be so bullish on Bitcoin and as Bitcoin futures falters a bit there might be traders looking for an alternative.  As reported on CNBC Bitcoin futures traded lower on debut on the CME [Chicago Mercantile Exchange] – See full article here   It is clear that people are looking for alternatives or…

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Limerick Blockchain Mastermind – Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick Campus

IRELAND – 6 December 2017 / Embedded Downloads announced today that they will host the next  Limerick Blockchain Mastermind at the Bank Of Ireland, Limerick University Campus.  The event will be held monthly with the next meeting scheduled for January 2018.   The aim of the Limerick Blockchain Mastermind is to bring blockchain experts from the financial, technology and other sectors together to explore opportunities presented by this new technology. The group will also be inviting blockchain companies and associated groups from Galway, Cork and Dublin.   The subject of…

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