Tag: Blockchain

One Company Won’t Build The Metaverse

One Company Won’t Build The Metaverse

Meta Platforms (META) will not single-handedly build the metaverse, nor will Microsoft (MSFT), nor Apple (AAPL), nor Autodesk (ADSK), nor Amazon (AMZN)... We think of the metaverse as a series of interconnected digital worlds where people engage in recreational and commercial activity. Everything from gaming to purchasing a house to leasing commercial space, to buying … Continue reading One Company Won’t Build The Metaverse

Facebook and The Blockchain

Facebook and The Blockchain

Here is our follow-up to our recent article Facebook Will Be Next. We have stated on a number of occasions that social media companies such as Meta/Facebook and Twitter overstate the number of active users given that the active user metric is a self-reported figure and given that no outside firm has the ability to … Continue reading Facebook and The Blockchain

Blockchain and Cybersecurity

Blockchain and Cybersecurity

Our recent Blockchain article touched on the superior digital security offered by Blockchain/ Distributed Ledger Technologies ("DLT"). Over time we anticipate that legacy payment systems, workflow software and general transaction processing systems will be replaced by dedicated blockchain/ DLT networks. The Internet in its present form is riddled with cybersecurity risks. The current crop of … Continue reading Blockchain and Cybersecurity

Forget The Metaverse. Blockchain Is Where To Focus

Forget The Metaverse. Blockchain Is Where To Focus

The Metaverse is a bunch of noise as far as we are concerned. FB needs the Metaverse to work for Act II. For the rest of us - consumers and investors alike - blockchain or distributed ledger technologies ("DLT"), is where it's at. DLT will underpin payment systems, financial security trading systems, real estate transactions … Continue reading Forget The Metaverse. Blockchain Is Where To Focus

Twitter’s New CEO: Parag Agrawal

Twitter’s New CEO: Parag Agrawal

Twitter named its Chief Technology Officer - Parag Agrawal - Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down from his CEO post and will remain on Twitter's Board. This change was long overdue in our view as Mr. Dorsey had simultaneously been CEO of two public companies - Twitter (TWTR) and Square … Continue reading Twitter’s New CEO: Parag Agrawal

The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

From instant trade settlement, to real-time AML transparency and reporting, the Fed's CBDC / "Digital Dollar" will drive efficiency, enhance transparency and reduce privacy. "We are the Federal Reserve and we are here to help" (translation: run for cover). The Federal Reserve will have rolled out its CBDC - the Digital Dollar - by 2025 … Continue reading The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets

Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

It is unlikely that cyberattacks - many of which are state sponsored - will become more benign as time passes. Rather, it is more likely that cyberattacks - particularly the ransomware variety - become more severe with each successive attack. This week's REvil attack is a perfect example. So much of our enterprise technology is … Continue reading Cyberattacks Are Likely To Get More Severe

Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Instagram is on to APIs. Biden's budget implies stagflation. EV poster child Elon Musk will benefit from Biden's spending plan beginning in 2023. Ransomware attacks continue to expose the fragility of our legacy technology systems. Last month we wrote about API strategy. Instagram (tkr: FB), recently opened its platform via APIs to enable Instagram messages … Continue reading Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks

Crypto To Drive Next-Gen Security

Crypto To Drive Next-Gen Security

Coinbase (tkr: COIN) prices today and company co-founder Brian Armstrong made the point that regulation and cybersecurity are two key threats to the crypto industry. We believe that the crypto industry will spearhead cybersecurity innovations that will eventually be adopted by many consumers and enterprises. Tickers mentioned: COIN, MSFT, ORCL, PYPL, SAP, SQ, TYL When … Continue reading Crypto To Drive Next-Gen Security

A Better Tripwire Is Not The Answer

A Better Tripwire Is Not The Answer

"Be careful with me, I'm fragile. I'm easily broken." So go the lyrics to "Trip My Wire", but those words could just as easily describe the frail legacy technology infrastructure that underpins so many commercial processes from home and auto titling to financial trading systems, digital health records, government databases, customer databases and so on. … Continue reading A Better Tripwire Is Not The Answer