06 Oct 2021

Blockchain — and the Cloud — Attack Trade Finance Pain Points

International trade finance, beset by the same “paper chase” that is a hallmark of B2B transactions, could use a digital facelift. After all, in activities that cross borders, time zones and currencies, transparency is lacking, it takes days to settle transactions and there are fees involved. When commerce becomes international in

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06 Oct 2021

Why it’s time small and midsize businesses embrace the AI revolution

Sometimes changes in technology arrive amid such fanfare it’s hard to miss them. Smartphones that turned personal computing on its head. The jet engine that shrank the world and opened travel for everyone. Global positioning systems that made it easy to do everything from tracking a hurricane to delivering a

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06 Oct 2021

The Metaverse is Taking Over the Physical World

Imagine a place where you could always stay young, name a city after yourself, or even become the president — sounds like a dream? Well, if not in the real world, such dreams can definitely be fulfilled in the virtual world of a metaverse. The metaverse is believed by some

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06 Oct 2021

America’s First Exascale Supercomputer Is ‘On Track’ for 2021 Deployment

After years of preparation, the US’s first exascale supercomputer will be in function in the near future. The device is currently being installed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, according to the lab. Exascale systems will be essential to the next generation of high-performance supercomputing and are capable of operating

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05 Oct 2021

Bitcoin prices top $50,000 for the first time in four weeks

The whirlwind ride for bitcoin continues. The price of the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency soared above $50,000 Tuesday morning — the highest level in nearly four weeks. Although there was no specific catalyst driving bitcoin’s recent surge, digital asset investment firm CoinShares notes investors have been plowing money into cryptocurrencies for

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05 Oct 2021

Blockchain technology could provide secure communications for robot teams

Imagine a team of autonomous drones equipped with advanced sensing equipment, searching for smoke as they fly high above the Sierra Nevada mountains. Once they spot a wildfire, these leader robots relay directions to a swarm of firefighting drones that speed to the site of the blaze. But what would happen

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05 Oct 2021

Is it time to hire a chief metaverse officer?

How a brand appears in the metaverse could help them make a successful splash, or risk alienating millions of loyal users. Now, a new need is emerging: someone who can oversee and integrate these projects. “It’s very much on the minds of some of the most leading brands that understand they

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05 Oct 2021

US Bank launches bitcoin custody service as institutions race to cater to crypto demand

The race to cater to institutional investors who want to wager on cryptocurrency is heating up. U.S. Bank, the fifth-biggest retail bank in the nation, announced Tuesday that its cryptocurrency custody service is available to fund managers, CNBC was first to report. The offering will help investment managers store private keys for

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05 Oct 2021

For Tesla, Facebook and Others, AI’s Flaws Are Getting Harder to Ignore

What do Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk have in common? Both are grappling with big problems that stem, at least in part, from putting faith in artificial intelligence systems that have underdelivered. Zuckerberg is dealing with algorithms that are failing to stop the

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05 Oct 2021

YubiKey Bio builds biometric authentication into a security key

YubiKey security keys has launched its latest technology, called YubiKey Bio. The key features biometric authentication built-in, allowing users to take advantage of simple and streamlined passwordless authentication for desktop FIDO-supported services and applications. The key uses a three-chip architecture that is able to store the biometric fingerprint in a

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