The Rise of Decentralized Finance

Too much, too soon? That is the question hovering over decentralized finance, which in 2020 is having a moment … and then some. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in January, it was a $1 billion business. By July, some $4 billion was tied up in DeFi, and the only thing matching its momentum [...]

By |2020-08-24T22:24:23+00:00August 24th, 2020|Blog|

The Challenges of Standardizing CBD

The CBD industry only continues to grow over time, with recent projections predicting that its U.S. market will surpass $20 billion by 2024. Many have taken to CBD products as relief from conditions such as anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. As cannabis restrictions are relaxed in some states, some experts predict that more CBD products [...]

By |2020-08-20T14:08:54+00:00August 12th, 2020|Blog|

How Distributed Ledger Technology Can Revolutionize Healthcare

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the need for increased innovation into sharper focus, especially in the healthcare field. As the outbreak has spread, so, too, has the realization that things need to be done faster and more efficiently/effectively than before. The result has been advances that bring with them the likelihood of better care and [...]

By |2020-06-19T19:57:45+00:00June 19th, 2020|Blog|

Expanding the Full Potential of Broadband

As noted in a recent issue of The New Yorker, Kentucky’s Jackson and Owsley Counties were already poor, and were set back that much more when fire ravaged a local manufacturing plant in 2005. But a local phone cooperative used stimulus money (not to mention a few mules) to wire every building, giving the area [...]

By |2020-06-05T19:55:26+00:00June 4th, 2020|Blog|

When Implementing New Business Technologies, Proceed with Caution

Cloud computing, increasingly commonplace in business settings nowadays, affords companies the opportunity to optimize their space, reduce operational costs, and store data securely. Implementing cloud-based operations is, however, easier said than done; it requires technical capabilities, employee cooperation, and time.  As with all innovation, a deliberate approach works best. Top-down communication is critical, so that [...]

By |2020-04-23T19:13:45+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Are Autonomous Bikes a Good Idea?

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are stalled. The breezy predictions of widespread rollouts by most major automobile manufacturers have been revised and readjusted. Some CEOs of those companies spoke optimistically about achieving full autonomy -- Level 5, in the parlance -- in 2020. Or maybe 2021. Or the early 2020s. Now, it’s not quite clear when that [...]

By |2020-01-24T23:32:27+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog|

How the IoT Can Give Electric Cars a Jolt

The consensus is that electric vehicles are going to continue to rise in popularity, due to their efficiency, long-term cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness. One breathless dispatch predicted, in fact, that 2020 will be “the big breakthrough year” in this sector, and noted that while 40 plug-in cars were available in the U.S. at the [...]

By |2020-01-03T20:24:58+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Blog|

How Diet Impacts The Effectiveness Of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD), the second-most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis, has been touted in recent years as a medicinal extract that can be used to treat everything from stress and anxiety to back pain. While the full extent of its effectiveness is yet to be known, it has been approved by the FDA to treat certain [...]

By |2019-11-04T16:04:23+00:00October 18th, 2019|Blog|

The Pros and Cons of a Smart City

Smart cities -- i.e., cities using information and communication technology to upgrade the performance of various services -- are becoming more and more popular across the globe, the hope being that they ultimately improve the quality of life in their given area. Under ideal circumstances, the use of artificial intelligence in such places will positively [...]

By |2019-09-05T16:50:03+00:00September 5th, 2019|Blog|

Why My Bet is on the Right Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

As an ardent student of the global financial markets, I’ve remained fascinated by how evolving technology is turning the industry on its proverbial head – particularly due to innovations that have come to market in just the past 10 years. Below is a great infographic published by the World Economic Forum in a 2015 report [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:17:21+00:00July 25th, 2018|Blog|