• Many impersonators out there, but there was only one Elvis who could have these IDs (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    Blockchain falling behind as digital ID users grow towards 5 billion

    A report from Juniper Research said blockchain will control no more than 10% of digital identity in five years

    The number of government-issued digital IDs will grow to 5 billion over the next five years, but blockchain-based products are behind the curve and will not be a big part of the solution, according to a new research report.

  • A WEF initiative may soon let you see what companies are lying about their environmental record via the blockchain (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    WEF project will use blockchain to expose corporate ‘greenwashing’

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Ledger project seeks to bring sunshine to businesses’ environmental promises

    A new initiative announced Tuesday by the World Economic Forum seeks to use blockchain technology to prevent “greenwashing” by companies that make public promises to improve their environmental credentials.

  • World Economic Forum sign sticking out of the snow in Davos. Clearly, the party got wild (via WEF).
    Technology

    World Economic Forum puts blockchain at center of ‘fourth industrial revolution’

    Its new Global Blockchain Council is one of six designed to influence the growth of technologies poised to change the world

    Blockchain is one of the six emerging technologies the World Economic Forum believes will change the world so dramatically that they will be a “fourth industrial revolution.”

  • A useful map of Southeast Asia, in case one were to get lost (via Shutterstock).
    Asia & Australia

    Central banks across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain

    Serving the unbanked and leapfrogging inefficient interbank and international settlement systems are a major focus

    Financial authorities across Southeast Asia are embracing blockchain technology and digital currencies as a way of helping the poor get better access to banking services that can help lift them out of poverty, as well as speeding and improving interbank payments and cross-border settlements.