• Google monetizing yet another pair of eyeballs (photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay).
    Libra,  Technology

    Facebook, Google want to be your banker

    In separate announcements, Facebook unveiled a non-blockchain payments tool that could compete with Libra, and Google said it will offer consumer checking accounts

    The tech giants that already know everything about you, and now they want to be your banker, too. What could possibly go wrong?

  • New York, New York—a city so nice, they named it twice (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    Blockchain technology will drive digital cities: Report

    A new study predicts four technologies, including AI, internet of things, and 5G will have a $721 billion impact on the 60 largest digital cities over a decade

    New York City is and will remain the digital capital of the world—and blockchain is one of the technologies that will get it there, according to a new report.

  • FAKE NEWS! (via Pixabay).
    Media,  Technology

    Gartner: Blockchain can beat deepfake

    The leading research firm highlighted blockchain as a technology with the potential to change the world, citing video manipulation defense and mobile cryptocurrency payments

    Within two years, at least 10 major news organizations will be using blockchain technology to combat deepfake video manipulation. Two years after that nearly one third of the world’s news and video content will be authenticated using blockchain.

  • Australia's maize contribution to the UN World Food Programme's Seasonal Targeted Assistance program, Chitse, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe, 2013. (Photo by Victoria Cavanagh, WFP - AusAID )
    Technology

    UN: Blockchain and other FinTech can save the world

    A United Nations report argues that new financial technologies like blockchain can reduce hunger, fight inequality, and eradicate poverty

    Blockchain and other new financial technologies can help alleviate hunger, inequality, and poverty according to a new report from the United Nations.