Digital Currencies: Small Businesses Could Benefit From Better And More Competitive Payments Infrastructure

Small businesses have largely been ignored during the debate over digital currencies, even though they’re a hugely significant part of the U.S. economy and have much to gain from cheaper, more efficient payment systems. These businesses work with small margins, have less bargaining power than large companies, and suffer from

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Web3: Welcome To The World Of DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations)

Are decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) the future? The rise of DAOs as part of Web3 is just beginning, and it remains unclear whether, and how, DAOs might supplant traditional organizational structures. To explain what DAOs offer and who currently uses them in unique ways, the authors answer three key questions:

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Blockchain’s Ethical Risks: How Developers And Users Can Mitigate Potential Damage

Senior leaders face a range of ethical and reputational risks in implementing blockchain projects. This article looks at four risks – the lack of third-party protections, the threat of privacy violations, the zero-state problem, and bad governance – and offers advice for how blockchain developers and users can mitigate potential

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Web3 (A Read – Write – Own Version Of The Web): The Risks And The Benefits

Web3 is being touted as the future of the internet. The vision for this new, blockchain-based web includes cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, decentralized finance, and more. It offers a read/write/own version of the web, in which users have a financial stake in and more control over the web communities they belong

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An Infamous North Korean State-Sponsored Threat Actor Lazarus Group Is Targeting Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Industries

A new Cybersecurity Advisory has been released by the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Department of the Treasury. The advisory describes the recent activities of the Lazarus Group, who specialize in advanced persistent threats and target organizations in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. Who Is The

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AI Based Data Monitoring, Cloud-Enabled Data Trusts, Blockchain, And Quantum Technologies Are Four Emerging Solutions For Digital Trust

In an era of ever-present digital threats that can undermine and erode stakeholder trust, organizations should invest to earn “digital trust,” that is, protect their data and information from fraud and bad actors to safeguard their relationships, reputation, and revenue. This task could be more difficult than ever before as

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Quantum Technologies, Exponential Intelligence And Ambient Computing: A Look At Three Emerging Technologies Over The Horizon

Take a closer look at the horizon-next macro forces: quantum, exponential intelligence, and ambient experience. Envision the aspirational future of these forces, grounded in the realities of today. In the global arena of enterprise technology, optimism rules the roost. We are so enthralled by rapid fire innovation and the opportunity-laden

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Blockchain: Changing The Nature Of Doing Business And Re-imagine How To Manage Tangible And Digital Assets

Trendy cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) capture media headlines and the public imagination, but these and other blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are also making waves in the enterprise. Much like the TCP/IP protocols that provide underlying support to enterprise network communications, shared ledgers could eventually become an integral,

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Lessons From Walmart Canada: How Blockchain Helps To Solve A Common Supply Chain Nightmare Of Payment Disputes

Walmart Canada applied blockchain to solve a common logistics nightmare: payment disputes with its 70 third-party freight carriers. To solve the problem it built a blockchain network. The system has not only virtually eliminated the payments problem; it also has led to significant operational efficiencies. This article offers five lessons

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Progress In Standards And Interoperability, Increase In Transaction Speeds, Ease Of Implementation, Regulatory Advancements & Expansion Of Consortia Can Bring Blockchain Closer To The Mainstream

For most companies, the value of blockchain is still more potential than actual. But barriers to adoption are falling, helping to resolve key issues and bring the technology into the mainstream. Blockchain technology continues to inspire widespread enthusiasm. Business leaders across industries see its potential to streamline business processes, enable

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Bitcoin: Beyond The Bubble | A Comprehensive Introduction To Bitcoin

Bitcoin, by now you’ve probably heard of it, the wild fluctuations in its price has gained the attention of the mainstream financial media. But, Bitcoin is much more than just your average investment. Beneath all the hype and hysteria lies what could be the most important technology of our lifetime.

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Blockchain Can Fundamentally Change And Simplify How Collaborations Work

Collaborations that require information sharing and mutual trust between companies, suppliers, and clients can be tough, particularly in the remote era. But blockchain’s distributed ledger – and its use of smart contracts – can simplify the process, creating a common, reliable record of transactions and avoiding costly disputes. In doing

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