Today

Blockchain Technology is being used in the Insurance sector and also in the insurance sector we see the largest amount of cash ever raised for a start-up ($1.1billion) is due to IPO


 
2min video on the use of Blockchain tech and a new insurance firm set to be the 2nd biggest IPO in the UK in 2020


The global insurance market has over $5.3trillion of insurance premiums p.a. thus it is of no surprise that this sector is looking at how to harness the power of Blockchain technology.

A recent report from Accenture claims that: “the global market for blockchain in insurance is expected to grow to...


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On Tuesday

The Queen is not the only royal that likes Blockchain

2min video on the interest European royalty has expressed in Blockchain technology


The British Blockchain Association sent HRH Queen Elizabeth II a copy of their newsletter and according to the FT the Queen’s press office said Queen Elizabeth II was interested in a blockchain journal posted to her at Buckingham Palace.

One assumes it was a welcome distraction from the latest Netflix called The Crown which has had over 29 million viewers according the The Sun.

King Athelstan King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the England from 927 to...


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On Monday

Coffee and Orangutans turn to Blockchain for help

 2 min video looking at how IBM’s Blockchain powered platform is bring transparency to coffee supply chains and helping protect Orangutans

There are over 2.5 billion cups of coffee drunk each day making coffee second only to crude oil as the most traded commodity globally.

A Swiss German company called UCC Coffee IBM’s Blockchain powered platform and so enabling UK consumers in Waitrose and Ocado to trace Orang Utan Coffee from Indonesian to the UK.

Using IBM’s Thank My Farmer app- which was launched in January 2020, consumers are able to click on a QR code to...


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Last Friday

How diversified are your investments?

 2 min video about the lack of diversification in stock market indexes and cryptos 

It is often touted that BTC is a good way to diversify your portfolio as being over 11 years since it started trading, BTC has almost zero correlation with equities if you were to compare it with the S&P500. However, BTC price fell considerably in March 2020, as did the S&P500, but since then this asset has outperformed the S&P500 as its correlation returns to norm i.e. zero. Will we see other quoted companies follow MicroStrategy which has recently bought BTC since...


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Last Thursday

Cryptos that need tracking

2 min video looking at how to track down your lost cryptos




Historically, crypto currencies have had a reputation for being widely used by criminals and terrorists because of their anonymity and the fact that they can be transferred without the need to use traditional financial markets and banks. However, according to analysis from a company called Chainalysis there are actually less than 1% of crypto transactions linked to illegal activities. Given the capitalisation of cryptos being over $500billion, 1% would equate to $5billion, which is a drop in the ocean compared to the $800billion to $2trillion of cash...


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2 Weeks Ago

Inflation outlook and possible investments to consider

2 min video - if inflation takes off how do you protect your investments?

Will Biden ‘throw the kitchen sink’ at America’s economic mess in an effort to get the bad news out of the way now, so that in four years the US economy looks better? As they say, ‘no gain without pain’. Is the party for US equities also over? Cazenove Capital US reports that equities have been in a bull market for over 3,450 days — the longest bull market ever! With interest rates at almost 0%, the Fed has little room to stimulate the...


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The US Government grab 69,000+ Bitcoins worth over $1.2 billion
https://youtu.be/mDBTYatNfds
2 min video as to why is the US are holding so much BTC

Just recently, there has been a $1billion of BTC changing wallets, the first time since the Silk Road was shut down by the FBI in 2013. The US government is reported to have seized approximately 70,000 — $1billion of BTC, confirming they had been generated from the selling of drugs on the Silk Road website, according to court documents. Interestingly, the government had been assisted by a hacker to gain control of the wallet and one wonders how much the hacker...


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Cutting carbon emissions for ships using Blockchains

2 min video as to how Blockchain technology is able to help shipping firms improve their carbon footprint

Source. Reuters/Michel Kooren
The world’s largest container shipping company, MAERSKB.CO, has donated 400 million Danish crowns (£48.6 million) to carry out research in Denmark in order to assess how carbon emissions could be reduced in the shipping industry. Container shipping accounts for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions due to its transportation of over 80% of global goods. The industry has confirmed its objective for container ships to have reduced carbon emissions by at least 50% by 2030.

Historically,...


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3 Weeks Ago

Copyright, IP — helping to protect composers, writers, photographers artistic creations

2 min video looking at different ways Blockchain technology is being used to help protect IP.

According to a study carried out in 2019 by the European Union Intellectual Property Office

(EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

(OECD), Intellectual Property (IP) infringement may account for up to 6.8% of EU imports, or €121 billion of fake goods per annum. Recently, the US Supreme Court refused a re-trial of a long-running legal case where it was claimed that damages could amount to over $58 million regarding the IP one of the most famous...


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ESG — Food sector is using Blockchain technology in a variety of ways

Oxfam claims at least 60 million people face worsening hunger and poverty because of climate change and scientists believe that much of the climate change is due to the impact of too much carbon being released into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, global supply changes chains have become longer and more sophisticated, offering the opportunity to eat almost any type of fruit or vegetable at any of the time of the year. Just look at where your food comes from next time you are in a supermarket! Unfortunately, by not providing food seasonally...


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