Institutional Investor’s Introduction to Blockchain and Digital Asset Investing

Data Matters

Given the growth of markets for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based assets, often referred to as “digital assets,” we see growing interest from traditional investment managers in gaining exposure to this emerging asset class. Blockchain Financial Privacy FinTech Policy

Using blockchain to combat counterfeiting in manufacturing

CGI

Using blockchain to combat counterfeiting in manufacturing. Correspondingly, for manufacturers and retailers, safeguarding the consumer experience and ensuring safety and trust are key to protecting the brand.

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SHARED INTEL: How digital certificates could supply secure identities for enterprise blockchains

The Last Watchdog

Blockchain gave rise to Bitcoin. But blockchain is much more than just the mechanism behind the cryptocurrency speculation mania. Related: The case for ‘zero trust’ There’s no disputing that blockchain technology holds the potential to massively disrupt business, politics and culture over the next couple of decades, much the way the Internet dramatically altered the world over the first two decades of this century.

Hunton Publishes Retail Year in Review

Hunton Privacy

On January 18, 2018, Hunton & Williams LLP’s retail industry lawyers, composed of more than 100 lawyers across practices, released their annual Retail Year in Review publication. The Retail Year in Review includes several articles authored by our Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers, and touches on many topics of interest including blockchain, ransomware, cyber insurance and the Internet of Things.

Blockchain and big data can help grocers deliver fresher produce

Information Management Resources

Retailers will be able to track the geographic origin — down to a specific orchard — of an apple, as well as how long it sat in a distribution center, what truck it was loaded onto and when it arrived at the store. Blockchain Data management Data discovery

The time for government blockchain proofs of concept is now

CGI

The time for government blockchain proofs of concept is now. For the past two years, CGI has seen an exponential uptick in commercial sector interest in blockchain beyond just the financial services industry. Many government agencies also have been wading deeper into the blockchain waters. See a related blog by my colleague Sean Curry titled, “ Blockchain: Should federal agencies use it? ”). Blockchain can no longer be considered a technology in its infancy.

The blockchain bowling alley: How distributed ledger technology goes mainstream

CGI

The blockchain bowling alley: How distributed ledger technology goes mainstream. As someone engaged with blockchain projects since 2016 in CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab (and countless emerging technology projects before that), my experience is that blockchain is making the leap from experimental to production-ready solutions. Breaking down blockchain. At its core, blockchain is a ledger (a record of transactions) that‘s shared among a network of users.

The blockchain bowling alley – how distributed ledger technology goes mainstream

CGI

The blockchain bowling alley – how distributed ledger technology goes mainstream. As someone engaged with blockchain projects since 2016 in CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab (and countless emerging technology projects before that), it feels as though blockchain is now making the leap from experimental to production-ready solutions. Breaking down blockchain. At its core, blockchain is a ledger (a record of transactions) that‘s shared among a network of users.

#ModernDataMasters: Michele Chambers, AWS

Reltio

Blockchain is also really exciting, and a basic component in edge-based computing. I think what blockchain is really about is creating a trusted network for sharing high-value information. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPG

#ModernDataMasters: Sarit Bose, Cognizant

Reltio

Blockchain is going to play a big role to giving more trustworthiness to the data. “If It is not evolved to that extent yet, but like AI and ML have evolved, Blockchain is going to become a must.”. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPG

#ModernDataMasters: Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant

Reltio

These could include AI and newer technologies – potentially Blockchain – and several other elements. In CPG and retail there is a lot of money allocated to promotions like BOGOF and discounting. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPG

#ModernDataMasters: Scott Taylor, “The Data Whisperer”

Reltio

What’s happening now is the convergence of all these mega-trends – AI, Cloud, Social, Mobile, Blockchain – I can count handfuls of trends out there that are regarded as the “sexy” stuff. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPGKate Tickner, Reltio.

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SEC Charges Shopin Founder with fraud over unregistered $42M ICO

Security Affairs

Eyal launched an Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to raise funding to create universal shopper profiles, maintained on the blockchain , that would track customer purchase histories across online retailers and recommend products based on the collected data.

How to Take Your Business to The Next Level with Data Intelligence

erwin

Retail. The retail industry has also employed data intelligence in developing tools to better forecast and plan according to supply and demand trends and consumer Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Incorporating blockchain technology into more industries.

Alleged SIM Swapper Arrested in California

Krebs on Security

His alleged re-use of the same mobile device for multiple SIM hijacks ultimately gave him away: “On 7/18/18, investigators received information from an AT&T investigator regarding unauthorized SIM swaps conducted through an AT&T authorized retailer. The Bitcoin blockchain currently indicates that Narvaez’ Bittrex deposit address has had more than 157 bitcoin flow through it, in 208 transactions, between 7/12/18 and 3/12/18. Authorities in Santa Clara, Calif.

CGI-sponsored GTNews survey reveals major challenge for corporate banks—declining client satisfaction (part 2)

CGI

In 2019, as in 2018, the number one technical priority raised by corporate clients is benefitting from new technologies, including blockchain. CGI-sponsored GTNews survey reveals major challenge for corporate banks—declining client satisfaction (part 2).

White House, Congress Target Ransomware Payments

eSecurity Planet

She noted that the number of ransomware attacks jumped 62 percent worldwide – and 158 percent in North America – between 2019 and 2020 and that last year, victims doled out almost $350 million in ransom, quoting a number from blockchain analysis company Chainalysis.

Emerging Technologies vs. Disruptive Technologies

InfoGoTo

Many of these innovations involve modern technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robots, blockchain , internet of things (IoT), 3D printing and biometrics, just to name a few. While gaming and entertainment are expected to prompt much of the virtual reality growth, automobile manufacturers, retail outlets and interior designers will benefit from this technology. Many feel that blockchain currency will eventually replace the traditional currency and banking institutes.

2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Global Edition: Digital Transformation & Data Security

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Digital transformation inherently drives organizations into a data driven world – and each technology used for digital transformation (cloud, big data, IoT, blockchain, mobile payments and more) requires its own unique approach to protecting data. A good case in point is that it’s not just retailers adopting mobile payments or the financial industry using blockchain, it’s every segment we measured. Blockchain – 92%.

Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts – UK Offers Legal Clarity

Data Matters

Distributed ledger and blockchain-based projects are being launched in a wide range of different industries, from retail consumer goods to pharmaceuticals and electricity and power networks to global shipping. However, because of the potential to facilitate near-instant messaging, clearing and settlement, blockchain and cryptoassets have a particularly promising potential in a financial services context.

Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts – UK Offers Legal Clarity

Data Matters

Distributed ledger and blockchain-based projects are being launched in a wide range of different industries, from retail consumer goods to pharmaceuticals and electricity and power networks to global shipping. However, because of the potential to facilitate near-instant messaging, clearing and settlement, blockchain and cryptoassets have a particularly promising potential in a financial services context.

SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Publishes 2018 Exam Priorities

Data Matters

1 As has been widely reported, the Exam Priorities’ general focus areas include: retail investors. The majority of these Exam Priorities are not surprising because they reflect the Commission’s continued focus on retail investors, conflicts of interest, fee disclosure, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency and AML programs. A Continued Focus on Retail Investors – what does this mean? Indeed, retail funds have been a Commission focus for many years.

11 cyber security predictions for 2020

IT Governance

The retail and hospitality industries will continue to have their POS equipment targeted. Cyber criminals will continue to use blockchain technology for transactions. Almost everyone wants to know what the future has in store – particularly when it comes to cyber security.

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SEC Creates Cyber Unit to Target Cyber-Related Threats

Hunton Privacy

The Cyber Unit, which will be part of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, will seek to combat various types of cyber-related threats including: The manipulation of markets through the spread of false information; Hacking of material nonpublic information; Attacks on blockchain technology and initial coin offerings; Misconduct on the dark web; Intrusions into retail brokerage accounts; and.

Leaders need the technical detail

MIKE 2.0

Good examples of changes that are coming with more that is unknown than known include cyber currencies, blockchain, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, smart cities, augmented reality and additive manufacturing. When you think of organisations whose leaders fall into this category, Netflix, Amazon and Tesla immediately come to mind, but there is no reason to assume this management mindset should be limited to these cutting-edge video, retail or car companies!

Busting SIM Swappers and SIM Swap Myths

Krebs on Security

This includes people who run or work at cryptocurrency-focused companies; those who participate as speakers at public conferences centered around Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies; and those who like to talk openly on social media about their crypto investments. KrebsOnSecurity recently had a chance to interview members of the REACT Task Force , a team of law enforcement officers and prosecutors based in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Business of Data Newsletter – Issue 7 (7 December 2018)

Information Matters

Retailers are most at risk globally, with 62% of respondents willing to walk away after a data breach, followed by banks (59%) and social media sites (58%), according to a survey of 10,500 consumers by digital security firm Gemalto.” GM Files Blockchain Patent to Manage Data From Autonomous Cars – Coin Telegraph, 3 December 2018. UK consumers threaten data breach backlash – Computer Weekly, 5 December 2018.

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Summary – “Industry in One: Financial Services”

ARMA International

The major categories of financial institutions include central banks, retail and commercial banks, investment banks, investment companies, brokerage firms, internet banks, credit unions, and savings and loans associations. Firms are beginning to use a wide variety of other new technologies, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data, advanced analytics, and blockchain. This article summarizes a report published by AIEF on June 26, 2019.

Emerging business models in the utilities industry

CGI

One of IDC Energy Insights' top 10 predictions for worldwide utilities for 2017 is that by 2020, non-utility companies and digital disrupters will seize 20% of the energy retail market. On the Dutch island of Texel, Alliander is piloting the use of blockchain and real-time grid data as an end-to-end solution that allows consumers to trade energy among themselves. Emerging business models in the utilities industry. Anonymous. Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:00.

FINRA Issues Its 2019 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter

Data Matters

To help firms assist in compliance with such requirements and to better inform investors, FINRA commenced issuing to firms its “Mark-up/Mark-down Analysis Report” and has also made publicly available a Bond Facts Tool , which provides security-specific product data to help retail investors understand the quality of their fixed-income securities transactions.

Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile!

CGI

In fact, in the last few years it has caused massive disruption in the telecom, retail and banking sectors. Digital disruption, on the other hand, is about transforming to more customer-centric business models that empower citizens—through demand response programs or peer-to-peer trading (via blockchain)—and offer solutions such as microgrids and energy islands. Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile! shobana.lv@cgi.com. Thu, 03/30/2017 - 07:00.

Insurers’ top trends and priorities: A look at CGI’s 2017 Voice of Our Clients findings (part 1)

CGI

Managing the growing impact of emerging technologies, such as dynamic pricing, the Internet of Things and blockchain (54%). This year, they fell behind only retail, banking and communications—each known for their extremely fast pace of change. Insurers’ top trends and priorities: A look at CGI’s 2017 Voice of Our Clients findings (part 1). p.butler@cgi.com. Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:32.

#ModernDataMasters: Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant

Reltio

For example, whilst I was the CIO of P&G India in 1995-8, we realised that our third-party distributors all had different standards for things like customer, order number, financial payments etc However, getting all this data harmonized was key to getting transparency into our retail operations. These could include AI and newer technologies – potentially Blockchain – and several other elements.

Insurers’ top trends and priorities: A look at CGI’s 2017 Voice of Our Clients findings (part 1)

CGI

Managing the growing impact of emerging technologies, such as dynamic pricing, the Internet of Things and blockchain (54%). This year, they fell behind only retail, banking and communications—each known for their extremely fast pace of change. Insurers’ top trends and priorities: A look at CGI’s 2017 Voice of Our Clients findings (part 1). harini.kottees…. Mon, 07/31/2017 - 05:30.

After the Token Act: A New Data Economy Driven By Small Business Entrepreneurship

John Battelle's Searchblog

Since moving to the area from California, she’s noticed two puzzling trends: First, a dearth of interesting mid- to high-end dinner spots walking distance from her new place, and second, what appears to be higher-than-average vacancy rates for the retail storefronts in the same general area. It appears to be a buyer’s market for retail restaurant space in Chelsea. Gramercy Tavern in New York City.

Comment le numérique rebat les cartes du secteur énergétique

CGI

In the wake of COP21, planning and decision-making processes for the energy sector have accelerated to adapt to shorter timeframes, similar to how more competitive sectors such as communications, banking and retail have needed to rapidly transform due to high digital customer demands. Digital disruption is in the cards for the energy sector. harini.kottees…. Mon, 05/08/2017 - 02:42.

Digital-born firms from telecoms are key drivers of the transformation of the energy system

CGI

Consumer-intensive industries such as communications, banking and retail are reinforcing the numerous advantages of technology adoption. The energy sharing economy is also becoming a reality through peer-to-peer trading via blockchain and solutions such as the one CGI has developed for Alliander in the Netherlands. Digital-born firms from telecoms are key drivers of the transformation of the energy system. shobana.lv@cgi.com. Fri, 11/11/2016 - 02:10.

California passes major legislation, expanding consumer privacy rights and legal exposure for US and global companies

Data Protection Report

Much like how the retailers have outsourced payment risk with tokenized payments, we can expect to see more outsourcing of consumer privacy risk by using third party service providers who would store and maintain permissions, allowing businesses to access the data only when they need it.

California Passes Major Legislation, Expanding Consumer Privacy Rights and Legal Exposure for US and Global Companies

Data Protection Report

Much like how the retailers have outsourced payment risk with tokenized payments, we can expect to see more outsourcing of consumer privacy risk by using third party service providers who would store and maintain permissions, allowing businesses to access the data only when they need it.