Posts tagged blockchain
Smart Cities and Blockchain: Four Countries Where AI and DLT Exist Hand-in-Hand

Have you ever heard about smart cities where traffic, public services and document circulation are fully automated? The smart city concept integrates big data and the internet of things (IoT) to optimize the efficiency of urban processes and services and connect to residents. One example of this innovation could be light sensors that save electricity and road surveillance costs.

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Blockchain explained: Reuters Visual Guide

A blockchain is a database  that is shared across a network of computers. Once a record has been added to the chain it is very difficult to change. To ensure all the copies of the database are the same, the network  makes constant checks. Blockchains have been used to underpin cyber-currencies like bitcoin, but many otherpossible uses are emerging.

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Moving into the Future with Next-Generation HCI

Flexible infrastructure allows state and local government to more easily leverage IoT, AI and other emerging technologies. In just five years, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has established itself as an ideal technology for organizations grappling with the complexities of delivering new services rapidly, working with limited resources, managing data centers, moving to the cloud and preparing for the future. 

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The New Kid on the Block(chain) - Part 1

With so many twists and turns in the plot over the last year, here are a few notable highlights of blockchain adoption for smart development, collaboration, and potential threats, as we watch the drama continuing to unfold.

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UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry | TechCrunch

Disruption is coming to the industry in the form of blockchain technology, which promises to deliver a cheaper and more efficient system of managing logistics. Innovative startups, as well as major incumbent parties, are investing enormous amounts of time and resources in blockchain development.

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UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry | TechCrunch

UPS announced they were going to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. The alliance hopes to spur standards development for the shipping industry as a whole by implementing a secure blockchain system.

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Moscow completes first phase of its sweeping redevelopment campaign | Smart Cities Dive

Moscow's government says it has completed the first phase of its massive My Street renovation project. The city-wide upgrades create what the municipality calls a "citizen-oriented" city.

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More Blockchain Pilots Needed, Says US Treasury Official - CoinDesk

Craig Fischer, who serves as program manager for the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), part of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, offered a broad overview of the tech, writing that its potential application could lead to advances in data and information sharing.

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