5 Takeaways From SXSW 2019
5 Takeaways From SXSW 2019

SXSW Interactive has evolved over the past decade that I have been going. For starters, I’ve watched ridesharing services come, go, and come back again, but it doesn’t seem to help the traffic situation either way. This year there were scooters on top of everything, which come with their own set of issues.

Future of Fintech is Cloud, AI, Blockchain, IoT, 6G, and Quantum Computing, Says KPMG
Future of Fintech is Cloud, AI, Blockchain, IoT, 6G, and Quantum Computing, Says KPMG

The future of fintech is cloud, AI, blockchain, IoT, 6G and quantum computing, says Anton Ruddenklau, Global Co‐leader of FinTech at KPMG. Those are the technologies that are fueling the digital transformation and will be central to financial services in the UK and the world going forward.

If Bitcoin Becomes a Store of Value Then it Will Be Over 100,000 in a Few Years
If Bitcoin Becomes a Store of Value Then it Will Be Over 100,000 in a Few Years

This is just a better store of value and if the world comes around to sharing that view and I think we’re on that path, then we are easily over 100,000 in three or four years I think in Bitcoin.

Crypto Expert: Bitcoin is More of a Collectible
Crypto Expert: Bitcoin is More of a Collectible

The co-founder of crypto security firm BlaKFX says that Bitcoin was a great proof of concept and will be around for a long time, but it’s more of a collectible. “You need to have common liquidity pools,” says Kara Coppa, BlaKFX co-founder, and COO.

Blockchain the Technology is Overhyped, but Not Bitcoin
Blockchain the Technology is Overhyped, but Not Bitcoin

If you’re not very confident in global stability you should be long on Bitcoin says tech mogul Geoff Lewis. He says blockchain the technology continues to be somewhat overhyped, but at this point he thinks bitcoins are probably relatively underhyped.

Blockchain Powered mCart Creates Ecosystem to Incentivize Influencers
Blockchain Powered mCart Creates Ecosystem to Incentivize Influencers

Mavatar CEO Susan Akbarpour says that their blockchain powered mCart system is helping retailers track influencer driven sales… forever. That’s right, using their decentralized marketplace/influencer marketing attribution platform mCart retailers can now determine exactly where sales are coming from forever.

Bitcoin.com CEO: We Need to Build an Economy That is Actually Using Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin.com CEO: We Need to Build an Economy That is Actually Using Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin.com founder and CEO Roger Ver is incredibly bullish on the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem despite recent reports of hacking. He says that if it wasn’t worth something or wasn’t useful hackers wouldn’t be wasting their time trying to hack it. Ver is focused on the bigger picture of taking cryptocurrency mainstream.

Inventor of the Web Reveals Disruptive Plan to Solve Data Security Issues
Inventor of the Web Reveals Disruptive Plan to Solve Data Security Issues

Berners-Lee and his partner John Bruce have just unveiled their new startup, Inrupt. The company aims to change the internet and fulfill Berners-Lee’s vision of a free web where people have control of their data.

Google Releases Chrome 68, Browser Labels All HTTP Websites as 'Not Secure'
Google Releases Chrome 68, Browser Labels All HTTP Websites as ‘Not Secure’

The release of Chrome 68 has pushed forward Google’s campaign to drive Internet users to…

Google's Web Store Spreads Malware Again, 100,000 Users Infected By Malicious Chrome Extensions
Google’s Web Store Spreads Malware Again, 100,000 Users Infected By Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security firm Radware has uncovered malicious extensions believed to infect more than 100,000 Google Chrome…