DDI Blockchain Weekly (September 3rd – 9th)

It was a week to forget for crypto bulls as the market crashed on Wednesday, losing $40 billion in less than 24 hours. The plunge seems to have been triggered by news that Goldman...

Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

Data. It’s fast becoming one of the world’s most highly-prized resources. Indeed, its recent proliferation is virtually our raison d'être here at Data Driven Investor. Of course, us DDI folk are not the only ones who believe...

Pros & Cons of Digital Platforms

Ethereum has acted as Ground zero for the ICO projects to be offered to the general public and the vast majority of over 90% token emissions still occurs on the basis of the Ethereum...

Al-Jazari: Father of Robotics

Many of the tools, utensils, and machinery we use today, as well as the majority of the initial knowledge that formed the basis for the industrial revolution and earlier inventions, are the work of...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 27th – September 2nd)

It was a welcome return to bullish times for crypto as markets added nearly $25 billion during the week, and ended at a 3-week high of around $238 billion. Bitcoin enjoyed solid gains, breaking...

The Convergence of AI & VR – What You Can Expect

In the world of technology, convergence is the logical step. Just a few decades back you would have needed a dedicated pager, phone, camcorder, camera, handheld gaming device, GPS tracker, and a Walkman to...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 20th-26th)

It was a fairly static week for crypto markets on the whole. Although markets threatened to dip on Wednesday after the SEC’s new ETF rejections, a modest recovery soon set in, allowing total market...

Big Data in Financial Services

Data has become the most precious commodity as we enter the fourth industrial revolution powered by Artificial Intelligence. The foundation of the this edition of industrial revolution has been built on the increased automation...

“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 13th-19th)

Crypto markets briefly dived below $200 million to hit the lowest total capitalization since November 2017, before bouncing back to end the week virtually unchanged. And while Bitcoin followed a similar trend, Bitcoin dominance...

Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

Avoid Being Tricked By The Automated Army Of Hackers Part I: Identifying the Problem “Phishing” is the practice of fooling unsuspecting people into voluntarily giving away their most sensitive data—user names, passwords, social security number, birth dates, and...

Living in the Algorithmic Society

Given today's proliferation of latest technologies into our daily lives, it would be no exaggeration to say that a revolution occurred in the digital ecosystem. This revolution does not concern the technologies per se,...

DDI Blockchain Weekly (August 6th – 12th)

It was a week of both highs and lows. On Saturday, the crypto market as a whole plunged to fresh lows for 2018, as total market capitalization slumped to under $212 billion on Saturday,...

Classification of Digital Coins

Originally it was just the Bitcoin (BTC) with the invention of the Cryptocurrencies and the dawn of associated Blockchain technology but the past few years have seen a mushroom growth of the brand new...

Sink or Swim: Governments Must Embrace Blockchain Technology

The reaction of different governments to blockchain as technology and cryptocurrency, in particular, vary significantly. While some embrace the technology and have given the industry a boost through supportive policies and frameworks, others, such...

It’s Time To Learn The Art And Science Of Delegation

For leaders who have grown accustomed to managing every aspect of their business, micromanaging can be a tough habit to break. To be fair, the necessity of being a jack-of-all-trades within the operation is...

AI forecast: ‘Disruption, then productivity’

There is growing concern about all the white-collar jobs that will disappear with the spread of machine learning and AI. It gets me thinking about slide rules. The connection is that innovation causes disruptions, then...

Dealing with Complexity through ‘Swarm AI’

Social phenomena involves webs of large numbers of elements that interact with each other in complicated, non-linear ways. These interactions create coherent structures and “emergent” properties. Seen in this way, social phenomena bears a relationship...

Will ICOs replace VCs for start-ups?

It was once the norm for an aspiring start-up to seek funding through venture capital (VC). Ownership of the company would be divided amongst participating investors via limited partnerships established by the VC firm,...

Making the Leap from Speech to Dialogue: The Challenge for Human to Machine Communication

Robots are everywhere and doing virtually everything. We have even begun conversing with them in situations that are beginning to resemble interpersonal communication. Right now these spoken dialogue systems (SDS) tends to be limited...