Day: December 15, 2017

Why smart contracts and blockchains are coming sooner than you think

For centuries, massive, critical components of our global economy have been organized around legacy infrastructure. Vastly important industries, like government and finance, continue to stagnate behind the capabilities of modern technologies, a demonstration of how complex and regulated systems breed inefficiency. Enter blockchain, an adaptable technology that, if implemented by entrepreneurs and industry leaders effectively, …

This cryptocurrency visualization shows the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs since 2014

Token sales and initial coin offerings (ICO) were certainly the hottest buzzwords of the year for thousands of recreational cryptocurrency enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike. But have you ever wondered precisely how much money was poured into this trend this year? There’s a visualization that can give you an idea. Cryptocurrency startup Elementus has compiled a …

Blockchain-powered medical AI Skychain promises to beat IBM’s Watson Health

Since its creation, artificial intelligence (AI) has found use in many different industries, including healthcare. The amount of medical data is astronomically huge and the problem of systematizing, storing, and, above all, using such data is of the utmost importance. People have long hoped that someday, computers will make accurate diagnoses and eliminate medical errors. …