29 Mar 2022

Supply chain implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Supply chains are once again being tested, this time by the extraordinary events in Ukraine. The time has long since passed when supply chain disruptions can be treated as one-off events, with organizations scrambling to mitigate the disruption to their business and to keep goods, funds, and information flowing across

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22 Mar 2022

Companies should be required to disclose their ties to Putin’s Russia

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and the condemnation and sanctions that ensued, highlight an economic risk to companies that do business in or with Russia or otherwise are economically tied to Russia or Russian companies. Sanctions on Russia and Russian businesses will affect those who associate with them, including companies outside of

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18 Mar 2022

How the War in Ukraine Is Further Disrupting Global Supply Chains

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and sanctions imposed on it for doing so and new pandemic-related shutdowns in China are the latest events to rock global supply chains. Combined with the China-U.S. trade war and other pandemics- and climate-related disruptions, it is certain to accelerate the movement by Western

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16 Mar 2022

In Light of Russia Sanctions, Consider Your Conditions for Doing Business in Other Countries

Within one week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, governments around the world passed some of the toughest and most coordinated sanctions in modern history. At breakneck speed, dealings with the Russian Central Bank and Russian travel to and through 33 countries’ airspace were banned, billion-dollar projects were stopped, many

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15 Mar 2022

Russia’s war with Ukraine could permanently reshape the global supply chain

Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant that Vladimir Putin’s aggression signals a rollback of the ideals of a

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09 Mar 2022

War Is Calling Crypto’s ‘Neutrality’ Into Question

Whose side is cryptocurrency on? If you had asked Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous person (or persons) who created the Bitcoin platform in 2008, he/they likely would have rejected the question. The whole point of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin was neutrality—the fact that no government, bank, or entity could prevent you from

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08 Mar 2022

What Russia’s Ongoing Cyberattacks in Ukraine Suggest About the Future of Cyber Warfare

Between 1946 and 1958, the Bikini Atoll, in the North Pacific Ocean, was used as a testing ground for 23 new nuclear devices that were detonated at various spots on, above, or beneath it. The point of the tests was primarily to understand (and, in many cases, show off) how

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25 Feb 2022

Decentralized Compute Is The Foundation Of The Metaverse

The metaverse is still a thing, an experience, a service in the making, an envisioned 3D world fueled in large part by artificial intelligence and immersive graphics that will, many hope, be a place where consumers can play games and interact with others and companies can do business in ways

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18 Feb 2022

The Metaverse: A 5-Year Forecast of How It Will Affect Your Business

The metaverse is having its moment internationally, accelerated by COVID-19’s impact on digital-based economies and disruptions to offline business models. The rise of blockchain, digital assets, and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) further fuels the demand for the metaverse. Defined as a virtual-reality space in which users can interact, the metaverse is

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14 Feb 2022

Language Is The Next Great Frontier In AI

Language is the cornerstone of human intelligence. The emergence of language was the most important intellectual development in our species’ history. It is through language that we formulate thoughts and communicate them to one another. Language enables us to reason abstractly, to develop complex ideas about what the world is and

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