Love blockchain?
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Posted by on April 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm

These days blockchain technology shows up in the news with regularity. Deservedly so. It promises a new level of security for a host of online transactions,[1] and not just for cryptocurrency. Blockchain has proved useful for ensuring the security of stock trades, currency exchanges, retail sales, contracts, diamond and gold exchanges, health care data, and [...]

Never say never

Posted by on April 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Never trust an absolute. (Irony intended.) The historical floor is littered with axioms once immune to challenge because, according to circular reasoning at the time, everyone knew they were true. Take, for instance: Running a mile in under four minutes is physiologically impossible, we’ll never put a human on the moon, only people use tools, [...]

Putting digital payments where your mouth is

Posted by on March 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Here’s how my grandparents dined out: They sat, ordered, ate, and, when the check arrived, gave the server cash. The server returned with change, hoping some or all of it would remain behind, thanks to America’s curious practice of underpaying servers and expecting diners to make up the difference. By the time my parents were [...]

How Elon Musk may revolutionize Internet access

Posted by on March 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Remember the guy who, about a month ago, let a literal dummy take his car on a prolonged spin through outer space? Now, he may be making the folks at Comcast, AT&T, and other broadband service providers nervous. But those of us who are into digital banking should cheer him on. Said guy is jillionaire [...]

Smartphone sales slowing
My two cents as to why

Posted by on March 2, 2018 at 5:09 pm

The data on smartphone sales for Q4 2017 are in, and it looks like two Chinese companies have reason to celebrate. In a recent press release, research company Gartner, Inc. reports that … Huawei and Xiaomi were the only smartphone vendors to achieve year-on-year unit growth (7.6 and 79 percent, respectively) and grew market share in [...]