Category: Tech

Blockchain and the Future of Work

Richard Horne, International Labour Organization

Blockchain has the potential to improve the functionality of labour markets and address some of the major challenges in the world of work. Blockchain is to Bitcoin what the internet is to emails, that is, Bitcoin is just one outcome made possible by the existence of Blockchain technology. But there are so many more.  Continue reading “Blockchain and the Future of Work”

The Only Job a Robot Couldn’t Do

Daniel Carter, Assistant Professor of Digital Media

About 8 percent of U.S. adults earn money by doing contract work through so-called “gig economy” employers like Uber, Favor, or Amazon Mechanical Turk, according to the Pew Research Center; if the trend continues, one-third of Americans will support themselves this way by 2027.

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Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business

Hiten Shah, Quick Sprout

In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky notes translated into a web browser and an iPhone App. Instead of physically moving a sticky note on a whiteboard, you could drag and drop cards on a board from your web browser. Continue reading “Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business”

What Does a Wise Decision on an ICO Look Like?

Elena Mesropyan, LTP

The regulatory tide is inevitable when it comes to investments of unprecedented scaleinvolving vulnerable parties. Whether ruled out as illegal or met with hope and wisdom, regulatory authorities around the world are taking a hard look at modern financial instruments, acknowledging their role in the financial services industry. Continue reading “What Does a Wise Decision on an ICO Look Like?”