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Posts Tagged ‘Blockchain’

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    Blockchain, AR and VR highlighted as emerging ICT trends

    February 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Blockchain, AR and VR highlighted as emerging ICT trends

    2018 saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)....

  • South Africa sees the return of Global Legal Hackathon

    February 7, 2019 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa sees the return of Global Legal Hackathon

    The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) and global law firm Baker McKenzie announced that Global Legal Hackathon is returning to South Africa this February. Global Legal Hackathon is an annual event through which lawyers, technologists and civil...

  • Africa Blockchain Alliance partners with ConsenSys Academy

    February 6, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Africa Blockchain Alliance partners with ConsenSys Academy

    The Africa Blockchain Alliance has partnered with ConsenSys Academy, the educational core of the Ethereum movement to bring to focus the Blockchain Developer Program to Africa. The goal of this program is to give developers the opportunity to gain the skills...

  • Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    January 27, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost $77 billion per annum, including discarded products, loss of revenue, damage to...

  • Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

    January 21, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

    There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology...

  • Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    January 15, 2019 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Almost half of companies still can’t detect IoT device breaches

    With the number of connected devices set to top 20 billion by 2023, businesses must act quickly to ensure their IoT breach detection is as effective as possible. Surveying 950 IT and business decision makers globally, Gemalto found that companies are calling...

  • Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    January 15, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless, transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

  • How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    January 15, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

    We frequently associate blockchain with Bitcoin. However, blockchain technology extends beyond the realm of cryptocurrency. Blockchain is not limited to financial or banking transactions. In fact, transactions can be the movement of money, goods or secure...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

    January 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the week

    Happy New Year! January 2019 is halfway through, however the industry is already buzzing. During the course of the week Microsoft unveiled some of the new date release of its data centres. The CES 2019 also took place from the 8 – 11 January, the conference...

  • 6 tech trends and predictions for 2019

    6 tech trends your small business needs in 2019

    January 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on 6 tech trends your small business needs in 2019

    Digital transformation is well and truly underway, both in business and across our daily lives. As technology continues to change the way we work and live, it’s worth looking at the year ahead to see what technology is likely to have the biggest impact in...

  • Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

    One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance. Blockchain has the ability to transform the supply chain discipline and the businesses that rely on...

  • Ethereum Classic Network targeted in 51% attack

    Ethereum Classic targeted in attack costing nearly $1.1M

    January 9, 2019 • General, SecurityComments Off on Ethereum Classic targeted in attack costing nearly $1.1M

    Almost $1.1M worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency has been stolen in an attack on the Ethereum Classic Network. According to a report by ARS Technica, the attack was carried out by means of a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain,...

  • The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

    December 27, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The culture of data – knowing, rather than just storing

    Over the past few years, it’s become a habit for organisations to collect and retain as much data as possible. The idea is a simple one: the more data you have, the more value you can get out of it (oh, and it might be useful in the future). However,...

  • 66 percent of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as “unbanked” – World Bank

    December 7, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on 66 percent of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as “unbanked” – World Bank

    Crypto currencies are disrupting the financial services sector but can also present opportunities for financial inclusion and economic stimulus for the poorest. According to research by the world bank, as many as 66% of sub-Saharan Africans are listed as...

  • Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

    Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

    December 4, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

    Virtually every sector is exploring an array of possible applications for blockchain technology. Since its inception ten years ago as the platform on which cryptocurrency was built, the blockchain has made waves in the financial, insurance, legal and...

  • AfricaCoin’s President and CEO, Amos Tsopotsa

    AfricaCoin: The African alternative to bitcoin

    November 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaCoin: The African alternative to bitcoin

    With the world moving fast towards a digital era, the AfricaCoin’s President and CEO, Amos Tsopotsa says it is important for the citizens of our country to adopt a digital approach when it comes to using their monies and considering the plus points that...