Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.
The Top 11 Blockchains for Enterprise Organisations, and Why
My latest article:
Organisations wanting to use blockchain technology to decentralise their data and collaborate with industry partners are now presented with a bewildering range of options. Since the Bitcoin revolution began in 2008, the number of blockchain networks has mushroomed to the point where companies must carefully select which one is right for them.
They should start by understanding the meaning of decentralisation and the reasons why it could benefit them. The benefits of decentralisation include efficiency gains, the provenance of products and data, increase trust amongst industry partners, guarding against data breaches and redundancy against server outages. Once the benefits are clear, the challenge arises which blockchain technology to select. Therefore, here is an overview of 11 blockchains for enterprise organisations and why these are useful.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Another day, another data breach.
A hacker boasted on Twitter how she managed to steal the personal data of 106 million US and Canadian Capital One customers. Thanks to a misconfigured web application firewall, the hacker got access to Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, credit scores, names, and addresses. (BBC)
2. Deep learning is about to get easier.
Deep learning - a machine learning technique - is behind many of the AI breakthroughs we have seen in the past months. The problem with deep learning algorithms is that they require vast amounts of data, which many companies do not have. Fortunately, researchers have found workarounds that will make deep learning a lot easier and, therefore, more widespread. (VentureBeat)
3. A VR pop-up that will haunt you.
In New York, the Museum of Future Experiences opened a pop-up where people can experience personalised virtual reality based on your innermost feelings, desires and thoughts. (Bloomberg)