Countless words have been written in recent years about the rise of the ‘gig economy’. As the natural evolution of the freelance model, the gig economy is based on short-term and temporary jobs handled by contractors and other independent workers. Instead of hiring full-time staff, freelancers offer a concise way
Blockchain technology has rapidly asserted itself as one of the most potentially disruptive technological forces of the 21st century. Just like the internet has had far-reaching implications and touched upon nearly every aspect of modern life, blockchain architecture can create a wave of radical changes similar to those brought on by
Whatever your field expertise, it’s a near guarantee that a handful of nimble, data-driven technologies have changed the game for you and everyone you work with. Stay up to date on how industry leaders are responding by checking out these four panels (among many more) taking place at Data Natives
Blockchain’s reach has gone past FinTech and is now finding more applications in cybersecurity. Threats have become more rampant and complex. As such, cybersecurity firms are now looking to leverage these emerging technologies to provide improved solutions to these threats. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks remain to be among
The rise of financial technology and digital payment solutions is helping the world go cashless. Cashless payment methods now cover a wide range of technologies – there are physical cards, online gateways, mobile apps, and digital wallets. Blockchain-enabled payments and cryptocurrencies are also on the rise. Methods are enjoying varying
The money in your pockets has three basic traits – it’s tangible, centrally regulated and easy to counterfeit. Bitcoin is the exact reversal of it. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates independently without banking institutions and the government meddling into its affairs. There’s nothing physical about it – it’s all
Bitcoin is currently trading at over $1250 and if you are someone who invested a grand in bitcoins back in 2011, your investments are potentially worth over $600K. The most valuable contribution of the bitcoin community is not in the financial returns itself, but in the introduction of blockchain technology.
Blockchain is a peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed ledger technology that enables transparent transactions. Satoshi Nakamoto’s pioneering work in using Proof-of-Work (POW) for solving the double spending problem sparked a worldwide interest in the field of distributed, trustless consensus systems. Although POW is not a new idea, the way Nakamoto utilized it