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  • This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

    This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

    We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are the first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a digital citizenship, and… Read More

  • You can’t have financial inclusion without digital inclusion Crunch Network

    You can’t have financial inclusion without digital inclusion

    Technology alone is not the answer, but the promise of blockchain could act as an enabler for a decentralized global identity database, where the people owned their own identity and no single government or corporation could assert sovereignty. Read More

  • The future of healthcare is not people versus machines Crunch Network

    The future of healthcare is not people versus machines

    A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is undoubtedly propelling the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology will start to replace health workers. Read More

  • Governments must embrace the Information Age or risk becoming obsolete Crunch Network

    Governments must embrace the Information Age or risk becoming obsolete

    Thirty-six years ago, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a “Second Wave,” characterized by an industrial society, to a “Third Wave,” characterized by what he calls the “Information Age.” The Information Age is defined by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through… Read More

  • Google Is Now Surfacing The World’s Constitutions In Its Search Results

    Google Is Now Surfacing The World’s Constitutions In Its Search Results

    Google has partnered with the Constitute Project to surface, analyze and compare key passages in the US Constitution, as well as the constitutions of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Micronesia, Norway and Ukraine. As someone who was watching the debates last night and googling the constitution, I can report that I’ll use this particular feature… Read More

  • Jomi’s Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More

    Jomi’s Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More

    Move over HAPIfork. Estonian startup Jomi Interactive is cooking up a pair of smart devices that will remind people to drink more water. Or at least whatever liquid/poison of choice you put in your water bottle. The aim, says the startup, is to encourage healthy behaviour and counteract the mild dehydration we are all apparently afflicted with. Read More

  • Estonia Drives Robotics and Coding Education With Smartlab Hobby Groups, Backed By Microsoft

    Estonia Drives Robotics and Coding Education With Smartlab Hobby Groups, Backed By Microsoft

    The Baltic country of Estonia — known as the birthplace of Skype and a go-to market for tech companies in the U.S. and elsewhere needing developers — is making another IT investment so that younger generations can keep growing that reputation. Today, it announced Smartlab, a public/private partnership with companies including Skype’s now-owner Microsoft, which will see… Read More

  • Russia Locked In Cyberwar With Estonia

    In the first war of its kind, Russia has been attacking the small country of Estonia for several weeks now. The incident started after a bronze statue of a soviet soldier was removed from its memorial by Estonians. Russia got pissed and has launched hack attacks, DDoS attacks and plenty of other tricks against the country, taking down websites of political members, newspapers, banks, companies… Read More