Top Stories – BIG DATA & DATABASES
How Blockchain Can Reshape Charitable Donations
The blockchain has the potential to make a huge impact on charitable giving and the work charities do. With research suggesting that public trust and confidence in charities is at an all-time low, should charities be turning to blockchain applications to boost transparency and accountability?
by Rebecca Campbell
15 November, 2019
Top Stories – BIG DATA & DATABASES
Blockchain’s Scaling Crises: Can Sidechains Be A Potential Solution?
If blockchain is going to function as a coherent technology, the myriad different solutions will have to find a way to work together, or at least be compatible with one another. With the emergence of sidechains as a potential solution to the problem of scaling, the importance of getting cross-chain transfers right has come into sharper focus.
by Jack Thomas
15 November, 2019
Top Stories – BIG DATA & DATABASES
Hacking Blockchain: Is it Really Secure?
Blockchain’s main selling point is its security. More specifically, its immutability and the fact that it is unhackable. The distributed public ledger, with its consensus algorithm and decentralised Byzantine Fault Tolerance, offers transparency and ultimate protection, but to what extent is it actually unhackable?
by Jack Thomas
14 November, 2019
Top Stories – AI
Regional Strengths Are Shaping AI’s Evolution in Asia
With a talent pool only rivalled by that of North America, Asia is set to continue being a world leader in the development of machine learning technology, and the regional differences across the continent are shaping its evolution for the better.
by Shivdeep Dhaliwal
14 November, 2019
Top Stories – BIG DATA & DATABASES
Credit Card vs. Bitcoin: How Do You Pay for Your Coffee?
Cryptocurrency has come a long way, but it won’t represent a challenge to traditional payment methods until users can make small, unremarkable everyday payments in real time. A host of projects are developing, each one with designs to become a viable payments operator, but how far are we from cryptocurrency genuinely challenging cash and card in our daily lives?
by Rebecca Campbell
14 November, 2019
Top Stories – AI
Do You Trust AI? This Is What You Must Understand to Do So
As we hand more and more control over to intelligent machines for tasks like data analysis, decision-making and even driving, it is important that those developing it are transparent about how it works.
by Rebecca Campbell
21 October, 2019
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