10 min read · 2020-02-19 · Coinbase serves as an exchange for investors and traders of digital currencies such as bitcoin. The firm provides users with the tools to conduct cryptocurrency transactions, but for co-founder Brian Armstrong, that is just the beginning of a greater aspiration to upend the global financial system. In this informative article, journalists Michael del Castillo and William Baldwin take a deep dive into Armstrong’s mind-set and ambitions for Coinbase. Financial professionals and blockchain enthusiasts will glean some important insights about this fintech’s disruptive plans.
traditional industries are confronting rising labor costs thanks to a declining working population and slowing population growth.
Chinese traditional industries are confronting rising labor costs thanks to a declining working population and slowing population growth.
The answer is AI, which reduces operational costs, enhances efficiency and productivity-, and generates revenue growth. For example, Guangzhou-based agricultural-technology company XAG, a Sinovation Ventures portfolio company, is sending drones, robots and sensors to rice, wheat and cotton fields, automating seeding, pesticide spraying, crop development and weather monitoring. XAG’s R150 autonomous vehicle, which sprays crops, has recently been deployed in the U.K. to be used on apples, strawberries and blackberries.
~19 min read · From 2018 · Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. Will the traditional banking industry embrace this technology or be replaced by it?