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Blockchain and Tulip Bulbs: The Disquieting Silence of Regulators

Blockchain is on a mainstream tear. Over the Thanksgiving weekend alone, Coinbase — the United States’ largest exchange for trading blockchain’s blue-chip crypto currencies, bitcoin and ethereum — added over 100,000 discrete accounts in a little over 24 hours. Not surprisingly, both bitcoin and ethereum zipped to all-time-high valuations and continue to dominate market discussions in traditionally buttoned-up magazines and outlets.

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Big Data in Telecom: A Big Bubble or A Big Opportunity?

As the Telecom industry goes through phases of troughs and crests, the one constant that marks the industry is the abundance of the types and volumes of data that it has. While the industry had great expectations of Big Data in the initial years, this vibrancy was followed by a period of doubt. Now, as things look up again, let us see how the trends have evolved over the last six years.

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Where Do We Stand on Altered Reality?

“Pokémon Go: Meaningless Obsession or Augmented Reality Catalyst?” was a headline of a post I wrote in the summer of 2016 shortly before the gaming obsession hit full steam. Nearly 20 months after, where do we stand with the future of “reality”?

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The year that was and will be for Ecommerce

As this year draws to a close, It is time to take a look back at the biggest ecommerce trends of 2017. The increased use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate marketing and merchandising has been a key trend.

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Big Data in Healthcare Industry

In a previous article, we introduced Big Data, defined what is, its market presence, and its role in creating social good. Continuing along the same lines, we will talk about another field in which Big Data is playing a big role: The Healthcare industry.

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The Importance of Context

We live in the age of data. Around us, databases contain exobytes about us and the world that we live in. There is a sense, especially among managers and decision makers, that all of that data should be able to tell us something, especially after nearly a decade where "Big Data" as a meme has become one of the most marketed phrases on the planet.

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Bitcoin: What's in the whitepaper?

In August of 2008, the domain bitcoin.org was registered, and only three months later, a mysterious entity posted the original bitcoin whitepaper. Authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, an entity claiming to be a 36-year old Japanese man, the whitepaper is only a nine page document outlining the core fundamentals of bitcoin, and was followed by the first open source bitcoin client in January of 2009. Satoshi himself mined the first block, called the genesis block, which had a reward of 50 bitcoins.