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Navigating the broader digital asset and cryptocurrency markets

The cryptocurrency and broader digital assets evolution has continued to grow in earnest, showing promising signs of maturity through 2021 as industry-wide regulatory bills have reached the Senate floor in Washington D.C. while prices have appreciated to new all-time highs. Although price appreciation tends to lure attention, price has become an increasingly less significant metric […]

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Crowding into stores and malls for Black Friday is now a ghost of Christmas past

Vaccinations have been rolled out, lockdowns have been lifted, and workers are returning to offices, but 2021 is starting to feel like 2020 all over again, bah humbug! There is reason to be concerned when consumers are seeing fewer options in the grocery aisles, local shops are closing earlier due to labor shortages, and a […]

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Tech is suffering from the supply chain crisis, and it is impacting everything

While Americans worry about not getting their holiday gifts in time due to the container shipping backlog, they are also quickly finding out that now is not the time to get a new car, personal computer, or kitchen appliance unless they want to pay a hefty price. Try finding a new car, or even a […]

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Trick or treat? What we never knew about the Halloween candy supply chain

The National Confectioners Association survey from last month shows 82% of Americans are NOT afraid to celebrate Halloween this year which is sweet news for retailers. Their annual survey reveals consumers will spend USD 324 million on Halloween candy (up a monstrous 48% from last year). So what’s the trick? Will the shelves be bare […]

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Picturing the digital assets momentum, framed through a European lens

The birth and rise of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency paved the way for several waves of innovation that are gradually shifting paradigms in the financial ecosystems. The digital asset momentum, empowered by tokenization and underpinning blockchain technologies, is now undeniable. Amongst the recent milestones that made the headlines; the ever-growing rise of Bitcoin value, the incredible […]

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Blockchain newsletter: Emerging coronavirus variants spur blockchain innovations in healthcare

Get a first look at the Gartner report for decentralized identity and verifiable claims. Access promising use cases, risks and considerations, and expert recommendations on creating value for a fully decentralized future. Here’s your complimentary access to Gartner’s Innovation Insights. Delta variant refocuses attention on vaccine passports The surge of COVID-19 cases due to the […]

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Why open source isn’t free: Support as a best practice

The use of open source code is on the rise. Red Hat’s 2021 Enterprise Open Source Report found that 90% of companies use open source code and 79% of IT leaders expect their business use of open source to increase. Also on the rise, unfortunately, is malware and ransomware up 158% in 2020 according to […]

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Geospatial data: The really big picture

The combination of a pandemic and a record-setting year of extreme weather events has reminded leaders in every industry that the health of our people, our global economy and the environment are inextricably linked. Sustainability is now a strategic business imperative, critical to creating new levels of resiliency and responsible practices that preserve our planet […]

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Opening New York State for business with the power of blockchain

What excites me the most about being part of the team at IBM is the work we do for our clients that truly makes a difference in individual lives and provides for smarter and safer interactions with each other and our planet. The urgency to reopen all areas of the economy safely as we navigate […]

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