When blockchain is not the solution

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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Use Blockchain in Your Organisation

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Blockchain is a fundamental technology that will bring a paradigm shift in how organisations collaborate. However, it is not a solution for all your problems. If you wish to benefit from blockchain technology, it is important to have a clear understanding of how the technology could help you solve your business problems. Especially, since the technology is still so new, it is recommended to know when to use blockchain and when not. To help you with that, here are three reasons not to use blockchain.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Dutch Central Bank to require a license for crypto firms.

In The Netherlands, the Dutch Central Bank wants to regulate crypto companies by requiring a license to operate. This license should ensure compliance with KYC/AML regulations, and it will require the firms to report ‘unusual transactions’. (CCN)

2. Your App knows where you have been.

The New York Times has revealed that dozens of companies exactly know where you have been. They sell this information to advertisers and hedge funds. One example revealed that one person was tracked 8600 times in four months, or approximately every 21 minutes. (NY Times)

3. The Good Place shows the positive side of AI.

In the 22-minute sitcom about the afterlife, has not only received universal claim to make moral philosophy fun, but it also shows the possibilities of what good AI could do for mankind. Janet, a future version of a virtual assistant, is completely different from the robots we generally know in science fiction. (Wired)


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