• AI,  Cryptocurrencies,  Privacy

    Controversial Worldcoin Scans Retinas at ETH NYC, Skips Over its Messy History

    Is Big Brother attempting to recruit all the young devs?

    In our ongoing series exploring the increasing intersections of blockchain and AI, we’ve highlighted both novel approaches to combining the two exponential technologies in sectors like healthcare that impact everyone, as well as how blockchain can ensure both privacy and transparency. The latter is particularly important given the risks posed by AI — its potential to eliminate millions of jobs, including those previously deemed more immune to technology, the acceleration of deep fakes that threaten our increasingly slippery hold on what is true, the reduction in the ability of humans to control weapons of mass destruction and more. (And as evidence that these are collective concerns, when you type “biggest…

  • AI,  Healthcare,  Security

    Revolutionizing Healthcare with Blockchain and AI

    How companies are ensuring privacy, transparency and efficiency in critical areas

    Part two of this series exploring the growing intersections of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) illustrated how this combination is  transforming the blockchain ecosystem. The convergence is growing across a number of industries, and healthcare is a prime example. It’s also a fast-growing one. According to Morgan Stanley, the industry’s average estimated budget allocation to AI is projected to grow from 5.7% in 2022 to 10.5% in 2024. Similarly, blockchain’s market size in healthcare was valued at $1.97 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at an eye-popping CAGR of 68% from 2023 to 2030. These growth predictions are unsurprising since, used properly, blockchain and AI can be excellent…

  • AI,  Ethereum,  Smart contracts

    Crypto & AI: Competition, Convergence or Both?

    Part two: Smart Contracts, Fraud Detection & Portfolio Management

    Blockchain is increasingly presenting new opportunities for applications in combination with AI. In fact, Future Market Insights estimates that the global market for blockchain AI will skyrocket to $3.5 billion by 2032, with a 23% CAGR from 2023 to 2033 driven in part by small and medium enterprises adopting AI-based blockchain platforms to enhance smart contracts, payment systems and more. “Reaching consensus on reality” Paul Brody, Global Blockchain Leader at consulting powerhouse Ernst & Young (which has also become a blockchain powerhouse owing in large part to Paul’s thought leadership the last 7 years—including his early advocacy of Ethereum as the platform of choice for enterprise), has a characteristically nuanced…

  • Crypto & AI
    AI,  Bitcoin,  Venture capital

    Crypto & AI: Competition, Convergence or Both?

    Part one: AI-based Trading

    The convergence of cryptocurrency with artificial intelligence (AI) is attracting significant attention from builders and investors alike. “We’ve never been more excited about crypto and we continue to invest across all stages,” Paradigm co-founder Matt Huang said in a recent tweet, adding, “We’re also a group of curious nerds and the developments in AI are too interesting to ignore.” As one example, AI-metaverse startup Futureverse raised a $54 million in Series A funding this month, with growth equity fund 10T Holdings leading the round, joined by Ripple Labs. Naturally, it has also caused pundits to speculate on an exponential increase in crypto values. Arthur Hayes, BitMEx co-founder and former CEO,…