Beyond Bitcoin: Web 3.0 and why it matters

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Recent months have seen extensive discussion of what the next generation of the internet, dubbed Web 3.0, will look like. Gavin wood, creator of Etherium, characterises Web 3.0 as having four main components: “static content publication, dynamic messages, trustless transactions and an integrated user-interface”. Another key component of the Web 3.0 is the addition of […]

Bitcoin: What’s the word?

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If Bitcoin’s incredibly fickle nature wasn’t already common knowledge, the tail-end of 2017 and the start of 2018 was a harsh lesson for new crypto investors attempting to capitalise on the hype. Reaching a peak valuation of $19,343 on the 16th of December before falling drastically to $6,914 by the 5th of February, the highs […]

Dotcom bubble 2.0? Is the TMT market sustainable?

Remember eXcite, boo.com or Pets.com? These darlings of the first tech boom in the late nineties are now best known as symbols of its excess, with stories of private jets, millions spent on advertising and lavish parties before they all collapsed in the dotcom bubble. Even established companies were drawn in. At the height of […]

Ready, set go: Where is UK in the digital race?

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In a world increasingly driven by technology, people have got used to the prompt improvements in how they search for data, completing online shopping and managing their bank accounts online. However, the UK’s public sector is currently playing catch up in order to drive digital efficiencies. At the recent ‘future of digital government’ event keynote […]

HealthTech: a public health and investor’s dream, or regulatory nightmare?

Ten years on from the launch of the iPhone, the rise of the smartphone is the most significant technological development in a generation. Today the average iPhone is unlocked 80 times per day, with the average user spending 145 minutes interacting with their device, generating reams of personal data that has propelled a handful of […]

Cyber Security: Turning Rhetoric into Action

The recent NHS cyber-attack, that infected over 300,000 computers worldwide, caused a huge spike in Google searches of the term ‘cyber security’ as seen below. Described as the “biggest ransomware attack in history”, the ‘WannaCry’ software debilitated 48 NHS trusts for 24 hours and caused further disruption for at least a week. Cyber security is […]