IBM: Barriers To Digital Transformation Have Broken Down

Brenda Harvey, General Manager of IBM Asia Pacific, discusses how the work at home acceleration has permanently broken down the barriers to digital transformation.

Bitcoin is Bad, Blockchain Is Revolutionizing, Says VMware CEO

Bitcoin as its implemented and implementation of blockchain and distributed ledger I assert is bad, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Its purpose is almost all illicit and it’s an environmental crisis. This is a terrible implementation of blockchain. I’m not saying that blockchain is bad. I think it is revolutionizing.

Facebook’s Libra Is a Force For Good, Says PayPal Co-Founder

“In general, Libra is a force for good,” says PayPal Co-Founder and Affirm CEO Max Levchin. “It’s a really interesting experiment. I’m glad they’re doing it in a way that isn’t just Facebook because of all the headwind that Facebook has experienced with the regulators.”

Designed From the Ground Up To Be a Great Medium Of Exchange, Says Facebook Calibra Head

Today we’re sharing plans for Calibra, a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that will let people access and participate in the Libra network. The first product Calibra will introduce is a digital wallet for Libra, a new global currency powered by blockchain technology.

IBM Says Blockchain-Powered Shipping Industry Platform Will Dramatically Reduce Costs

Major ocean container carriers are joining TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. With the addition of these carriers nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo will be using blockchain technology to dramatically improve costs and efficiencies.

BlockchainWeek NYC 2019 Recap

For the last five years, every spring CoinDesk has been hosting its blockchain technology conference Consensus in New York City. The idea is to bring together the top brands and developers in the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces to learn what’s new and…

A Facebook Coin is Probably the Next Big One, Says Blockchain Capital Limited Co-founder

Perhaps with multinationals being what they are the fact that they are able now digitally and technologically to issue their own currencies and request their consumers to use it is perhaps not a sort of an unreasonable thing to think. It may not be the whole mission short term but certainly in the medium term for sure. I mean a Facebook coin is probably the next big one.

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

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

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.