14 Oct 2021

Decentralising the Web: The Time is Now

Last week, Frances Haugen revealed what most of us already knew; recommendation algorithms are toxic and those employed by Facebook in particular. As usual, Zuckerberg shrugged and dismissed the claims as nonsense, and so he continues to rule over Facebook as a ruthless dictator with no respect for the people

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11 Dec 2020

The Top Five Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 – The Year of Digitalism

If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, forecasting which trends would define the next year remains a challenge. Very few would have believed me if I had written that by mid-2020, the majority of organisations would work from home. Nevertheless, several of the trends I predicted last year,

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04 Dec 2020

Why Polkadot Will be a Catalyst for Decentralised Apps

Before September 2020, Polkadot was virtually unknown to the ordinary investors. By November 2020, it had a market cap of $5 billion. It has become the biggest conversation in blockchain technology. There are several good reasons for the massive interest in this blockchain. Top of these reasons is that it

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10 Sep 2020

How Blockchain Can Prevent the Spread of Fake News

What’s the current state of blockchain and “fake news”? In recent years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to the supposed rise in “fake news [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/problem-misinformation-bad-bots-online-trolls-coronavirus/]”: a term that can cover everything from satire and misleading content to articles that are completely fabricated.

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10 Mar 2020

Token Financing: How Tokenization Will Change the Economy

Token financing has the opportunity to change the world economy drastically. Security tokens will enable organisations to bring real-world assets online, and decentralised finance (DeFi) [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/decentralised-finance-change-world-economy/] aims to replace all existing financial services by decentralised solutions. One class of security tokens [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/security-tokens-change-liquidity-economy/

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13 Feb 2020

How Decentralised Finance Will Change the World's Economy

Blockchain offers many new solutions for existing applications. Two of the most exciting applications are supply chain and finance. Blockchain will be the gold standard for supply chain [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/blockchain-becoming-gold-standard-supply-chains/], and it will revolutionise the current financial system. Decentralised Finance (DeFi) will make a game-changing impact on

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29 Jan 2020

How Purpose-Driven Tokenisation Will Enable Innovative Ecosystems

Tokens have been around for 1000s of years, but only recently have we seen the rise of digital tokens. Now, cryptographic tokens offer us an opportunity to redesign value streams and hence existing ecosystems. A well-designed token ecosystem unlocks value by bringing parties together in new ways and stimulates the

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18 Dec 2019

Clarifying the Path to Tokenisation

Recently, I got involved in the 2Tokens project [https://www.2tokens.org/]. The 2Tokens project aims to clarify the path to realising value from Tokenisation. In the 17th century, The Netherlands transformed the economic landscape with the invention of the stock market. Our assertion is that tokenisation represents as fundamental

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The Top Seven Technology Trends for 2020

We have reached the end of 2019 and just like in previous years, I am looking ahead to see what organisations can expect next year. 2019 was the year of truth [https://datafloq.com/read/top-7-technology-trends-for-2019/5817], with many enterprises developing blockchain proof of concepts, Google confirming a quantum supremacy

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4 Steps to be Successful with the Digital Transformation of Your Business

According to McKinsey [https://www.business2community.com/customer-experience/16-statistics-showing-datas-influence-on-customer-experience-02053075] , data-driven organisations are 23x more likely to acquire customers, 6x more likely to retain customers and 19x more likely to be profitable. Being data-driven is good for business. Therefore, it is not a surprise that one question I always get when

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