Ralph Tkatchuk
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Ralph Tkatchuk

Ralph Tkatchuk is a freelance data security consultant and expert with 10 years of field experience working with clients of various sizes and verticals. He is all about helping companies and individuals safeguard their data against malicious online abuse and fraud. His current specialty is in eCommerce data protection and prevention.

BI & AnalyticsBig DataFeaturedMarketing & SalesRetail & ConsumerUnderstanding Big Data

Here is how Big Data can help you in your growth strategies in ecommerce Ecommerce is taking a bigger slice of the global retail pie. In the US, for example, ecommerce currently accounts for approximately 10% of all retail sales, a number that’s projected to swell to nearly 18% by

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ContributorsFeaturedInternet of ThingsTechnology & IT

The era of everything-as-a-service (XaaS) has provided both an opportunity and a challenge for companies across industries. The XaaS model, a subscription-based solution that makes cloud-based applications available on demand unlike the traditional license-based platforms of the past, delivers several noteworthy advantages over its predecessors. Between cost reductions and easier

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BlockchainContributorsFeatured

The explosion in renewable energy projects on blockchain is already promising—there are 122 startups operating in the space, with nearly half launching since 2017. More impressively, these startups have raised over $320 billion between the second quarter of 2017 and the first of 2018. Electricity is undoubtedly one of the

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BlockchainCybersecurityFeaturedTechnology & IT

While there has been a lot of hype around the efficiency of a smart contract, can it replace the traditional way of working? What are the challenges and what is the role blockchain has to play in this shift? Smart contracts have been touted as an evolutionary leap in legal

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BlockchainFeaturedIndustryTechnology & IT

How a bunch of tech savvy entrepreneurs are using blockchain to solve problems in the areas of graphics rendering, identification processes and diamond trade. Blockchain stormed onto the tech scene with ambitions of disrupting the status quo across several industries while demonstrating the potential to do so. Nevertheless, the technology

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BlockchainFeaturedGamingIndustry

Innovative young companies are improving gaming concepts with the help of blockchain, ensuring that this epic clash creates a better reality for future gamers. Industries central to our entertainment end up being the most highly valued. Hollywood and the US film industry pull in billions, and though it’s traditionally been

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BlockchainFeaturedFinanceFinTechMarketing & SalesTech Trends

Social platforms such as Quora, Reddit or Stack Overflow are gaining popularity as users can easily exchange information within the social community without any barriers. How and why can blockchain make these platforms more credible? Ralph Tkatchuk finds out. The internet and the rise of social media has significantly changed

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BI & AnalyticsBig DataBlockchainTechnology & IT

The network effect is a curious phenomenon that describes the group’s benefit that ensues as each new member joins and begins using the same product or service. It applies to several industries and ideas, and can be found in examples like eBay, the popular auction site. As more people join

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Big DataBlockchainFeatured

Today, we have the liberty to source an apartment space globally, with AirBnB, or to find a qualified person for manual labor via TaskRabbit. In spite of this accessibility, there are still gaping inefficiencies for users of these systems. It was blockchain that identified these flaws, and it will be

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Blockchain

Word clouds are an easy way to see which topics within any subject are most prominent. Generate a word cloud from the Reddit cryptocurrency forum or an array of blockchain whitepapers, and one will quickly see that a single term – “decentralized” – is the biggest and boldest. It’s no

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