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Will Blockchain Technology Truly Disrupt Every Industry?

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It feels like just yesterday when Bitcoin was launched and became a worldwide hit after making a few people millionaires in what seemed like overnight. In the meantime, various IT gurus around the world...
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Crypto Forensic Startups provide Regulatory & Compliance Platforms

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Regulation & Compliance have become a central theme in the new tech-driven global economy. Global regulators have been working on a different approach towards this challenge as move from KYC (Know your customer) to KYD (Know...
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Tech is the Market Top Dog

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DDI Intel - Tech | Week of August 28 | With Alpha Trades An avalanche of IPOs, China doing their own thing, Microsoft-government disaster response, and a TikTok ballad of the ages.​​ DDI Member's Corner We appreciate...
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How do Regression Trees Work?

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Previously we spoke about decision trees and how they could be used in classification problems. Now we shift our focus onto regression trees. Regression trees are different in that they aim to predict an...
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Identifying Disaster-related Tweets using NLP

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Identifying disaster-related tweets using deep learning and natural language processing with Fast Ai I’m still taking the Fast Ai course and can’t stop thinking how easily you can make an effective deep learning model with just...
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Peloton IPO: Some factors investors should consider

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In late August, connected bike and treadmill company Peloton - described as the “Netflix of exercise” - filed paperwork to go public. Their business model is based on a combination of hardware sales and ongoing...
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Cryptocurrencies: The UK looks at preliminary steps towards regulation

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Here in the UK, and globally, the emergence of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets have created opportunities and risks. A growing social concern is that there exists a gap in the current financial markets...
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We Need A Lot More Than Data: How Startups Can Harness AI

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You open your phone, take an eye exam, and find out your risk of Alzheimer’s 3-5 years ahead even though you have no symptoms. A doctor takes data (CT scans, genomic tests, blood labs, demographics...
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Macro Things Have Nano Beginnings

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GNR part 3: The Infinitesimally Small World of Nanotechnology As a fellow believer of the acceleration of technology and fan of esteemed futurist Ray Kurzweil, I will be writing a 4-part series on his predictions on...
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Politicians and AI. Can national strategies succeed?

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Politicians are increasingly aware of the various consequences of the expansion of technologies linked to artificial intelligence. We do not know whether their assertions today will remain relevant a few years from now and...
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Top 5 Skills Needed for the Future of Finance & Business

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If you’re looking to make it big in the world of Finance and Business, you’ll need more than just a stash of good grades and recommendations! Business demands of the 21st century demand great analytical...
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Crypto Diaries: Blockchain upgrades & Trading innovations

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The past week saw the Cryptos reaching new highs as the recovery from the lows of Dec. 2018 continued. Leading the pack was the kingpin Bitcoin itself which has soared by a whopping 150%...
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5 Powerful Ways to Increase Sales by Leveraging Data Effectively

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If you’re interested in increasing sales, utilizing the power of data could be the right move. Here are 5 ways to effectively leverage data for improving those sales.  With the advent of digitalization and technology,...
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Making University Finances Easier

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This September, just like every September of every year, thousands of 18+-year-olds are being sent off by their parents in pursuit of "Higher Education endeavors" across Europe and/or generally all over the world. This September,...
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Cryptos recovery still elusive as Dovish FOMC fuels Stock gains

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It was slim pickings for the Cryptos in the financial markets as the grind lower continued. With interest now diverted towards other digital assets like the tokenized securities, stable coins & cross border digital...
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Blockchain moving past Hype into Reality

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While Cryptocurrencies constantly get bashed by the naysayers as the downward spiral in prices continues, the underlying blockchain technology has been employed by many as it  makes its mark across all sectors of the...
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Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

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A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...
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DDI Blockchain Weekly (October 1st – 7th)

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A modest sell-off capped off a rather unspectacular week for crypto markets. Market capitalization hovered around the $220-billion for much of the period, while Bitcoin continued to fluctuate around $6500, eventually losing around 1%...
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Should Businesses Implement Blockchain?

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Blockchain was invented to serve as a public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Now, blockchain technology is used for so much more. There are, in fact, those who believe blockchain technology could in...
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Bringing DeFi Speed to Private Funds

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DeFi is bringing new excitement to the old idea of cooperative ownership. Customers get tokens, earn fees, and vote on decisions. In theory, this improves governance. In practice it accelerates customer commitment and adoption...