Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry

Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry #CoreSummit

  • To learn more about the impact of Blockchain on businesses and industries, I spoke with Brett Colbert, Solutions CTO and Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.
  • In this role of Solutions CTO, Colbert leads the customer-facing Salesforce Enterprise Architecture team which helps customers and prospects strategically transform their business systems.
  • Colbert has been researching Blockchain for more than three years, leading customer implementations and collaborating with blockchain industry thought leaders.
  • Examples of Blockchain use by Industry – The answer isn’t in the technology, but in how the technology can improve inefficient business processes.
  • Here are a few examples of the opportunities that exist to improve processes in a variety of industries using Blockchain: – – This article was co-authored by Brett Colbert —- Solutions CTO, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.

As with all major paradigm shifts, there will be winners and losers. But if we do this right, blockchain technology can usher in a halcyon age of …
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‘Repulsive Oaf’ Trump Ripped For What He Said To Slain Soldier’s Widow

'Repulsive oaf' Trump ripped for what he said to slain soldier's widow

  • pic.twitter.com/lPdZk37oAY— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 18, 2017 – – Trump told widow of Sgt. Johnson, “he knew what he signed up for.”
  • Read this thread #HeKnewWhatHeSignedUpFor https://t.co/zy2kZhvnQA— Tanalee Smith (@tanaleesmith) October 18, 2017 – – trump, to grieving widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson: “He knew what he signed up for.
  • (@mmpadellan) October 18, 2017 – – Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: “He knew what he signed up for” That is beneath the dignity of his office, even for him.
  • — Craig M Fallick (@RealCMFallick) October 18, 2017 – – Trump response to:—SEAL Ryan Owens’s death: “[generals] lost Ryan”—Green Beret La David Johnson’s death: “he knew what he signed up for”— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) October 18, 2017 – – TRUMP: “He knew what he signed up for.”
  • https://t.co/dlxrx15JEL— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 18, 2017 – – – By Wednesday morning, a GoFundMe page set up for Johnson’s widow and their children had raised nearly $150,000, with many of the donations coming after Trump’s comments were made public.

The president’s attempt to comfort a grieving widow gets panned.
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Bidding with bitcoin, a world first at Italian auction

  • And the artwork goes to the bidder with the virtual wallet (AFP Photo/ROSLAN RAHMAN) – – Rome (AFP) – Italian auction house Sant’Agostino said Wednesday bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers.
  • Early next week, around 600 Italian and foreign design objects, mostly pieces of furniture, will go under the hammer at Sant’Agostino and “bitcoins will be accepted as payment”, it said in a statement.
  • Paying with the crypto currency will also be allowed at the following auction at the end of November which will feature paintings, jewelry and watches.
  • Bitcoin is not generally recognised as a proper currency — lacking a home country, central bank or treasury — although its real world use is constantly increasing.
  • Since its creation in 2009, the value of bitcoin against traditional currencies has risen exponentially, although there have been periods of dizzying plunges, too.

Italian auction house Sant’Agostino said Wednesday bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers. Early next week, around 600 Italian and foreign design objects, mostly pieces of furniture, will go under the hammer at Sant’Agostino
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Regulating the internet giantsThe world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

  • Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.
  • Far from gouging consumers, many of their services are free (users pay, in effect, by handing over yet more data).
  • Old ways of thinking about competition, devised in the era of oil, look outdated in what has come to be called the “data economy” (see Briefing ).
  • Industrial giants such as GE and Siemens now sell themselves as data firms.
  • Governments could encourage the emergence of new services by opening up more of their own data vaults or managing crucial parts of the data economy as public infrastructure, as India does with its digital-identity system, Aadhaar.

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.
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Taking the Man Out of Video Streaming

  • Because creators are censored and monetized already by centralized corporations, many are seeking for new technology marketplaces where monetization of streamed video can happen in a decentralized way, without corporate interference.
  • The need for a massive sea-change in the video streaming industry has caused creators to look to the new blockchain technology for decentralized solutions.
  • This consumer focused video distribution model is already beginning to revolutionize the way video streaming is managed in much the same way that the video streaming technology changed online content a decade ago.
  • Within this new model of streaming, then, creators retain power to earn directly from their content through consumers.
  • Within the platform, creators have the power to monetize content, and receive payment via this digital method, called ‘tokens’ (think of a digital coin that can be transferred internally within the platform).

After the invention of the internet, no single technological innovation has revamped industries like the video streaming industry. Video streaming capabi…
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Moth-eatenPlastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet

  • Such is the case with a paper just published in  Current Biology , which reveals to the world a moth capable of chewing up plastic.
  • The experiment behind the paper was inspired when Federica Bertocchini, an amateur beekeeper who is also a biologist at Cantabria University, in Spain, noticed caterpillars chewing holes through the wax in some of her hives and lapping up the honey.
  • Dr Bombelli and Dr Howe pointed out that, like beeswax, many plastics are held together by methylene bridges (structures that consist of one carbon and two hydrogen atoms, with the carbon also linked to two other atoms).
  • On closer examination, Dr Bertocchini and her colleagues discovered that their caterpillars each ate an average of 2.2 holes, three millimetres across, every hour, in the plastic film.
  • Whether releasing wax moths on the world’s surplus plastic really is sensible is not yet clear.

MOST scientific research follows a logical progression, with one experiment following up on the findings of another. Every now and then, however, serendipity plays a part. Such is the case with a paper just published in Current Biology, which reveals to the world a moth capable of chewing up plastic.
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  • China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy — a historic boom that pulled about 800 million Chinese out of dire poverty while simultaneously putting downward pressure on wages across the world’s wealthiest countries — is arguably the most important economic story in the last 50 years.
  • Along with consolidating President Xi Xinping’s already significant power over China’s ruling party, the highly secretive, twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress, which will start Wednesday, is sure to focus on grinding out more economic growth.
  • To that end, Xinping is also expected to focus on strengthening the party’s grip over significant swaths of the economy, including industries like energy, banking and telecommunication industries.
  • The government hopes to “coax” additional capital investment — that is things like plants, infrastructure and real estate — into the economy from private players.
  • But if you look across global markets, you can see that capital doesn’t necessarily want to cooperate, and in fact, appears eager to slip the grip of the party.

China’s emergence as the world’s second-largest economy — a historic boom that pulled about 800 million Chinese out of dire poverty while simultaneously putting downward pressure on wages across the world’s wealthiest countries — is arguably the most important economic story in the last 50 years. But where does […]
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