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Legacy Payment Companies Embrace Blockchain Solutions. Their Infrastructure is Still “Fundamentally Not Aligned” with Web3 Payments.

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Legacy payment companies are finally embracing blockchain solutions at scale, though still behind compared to the innovation that young fintech companies are bringing to the next generation of payment solutions. Regardless, this embrace is taking many shapes, and it’s still not a guarantee that they’re up to the task. In the last year, Visa…

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MWC 2023: Barcelona Plays Host City to a Convergence of Mobile Technology, Community, and Commerce

Barcelona holds the keys to the connectivity ecosystem’s largest and most influential event of the year. In November 2022, Barcelona held the Smart City Expo World Congress, which gathered the international community to showcase smart city innovation and smart urban solutions. Now, the crown jewel of Spain is home to the Mobile World Conference, or…

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Singapore is a Top Index-Ranked Smart City. How are They Collaborating with China to Build Asian Sustainability?

Singapore was the highest index-ranked Smart City in the world in 2021, followed by a tie between Zurich and Oslo, according to Statista. While China did not have any cities listed on the index-ranked list, they are certainly working to build digital and business collaborations with Singapore through their Smart City Initiative, which was launched…

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Why Even Top Finance Roles Could Benefit from Remote and Freelance Work

Commentary: A tight labor market, a redefinition of the work day, and a wave of labor flexing its political power in the workplace are all culminating in a hiring dynamic that, for certain industries, is giving candidates more room to make demands. This is even bearing out in the financial sector, where major banks…

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Fintech Veteran Weighs In on the Three-Day Work Week

Key Points: Bangalore startup Splice is workshopping a three-day work week with salaries at 80% the going market rate. Various studies show increased validation for a shorter work week, from public acceptance in the US to successful experiments in Iceland. Can a shorter work week gain steam in the fintech industry? If so, does…

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As Google Cancels its Banking Plans, Why Has Big Tech Struggled in the FinTech Arena?

Key Points: Google Pay cancels its digital banking service Plex after internal disruptions. Ranking third amongst mobile payment players, Google Pay boasts around 25 million users in 2021. If even Google couldn’t make a dent, how should companies disrupt the digital banking space? Commentary: Google Pay has had a tough year, with the departure…

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Impact of Shortened Work Weeks: Government Workers vs. Privately Employed

There have been quite a few companies and countries who have entertained a four-day workweek. Microsoft Japan experimented with a shorter workweek program, Spain previously announced a trail 4-day work week, and companies in Finland, Britain, and New Zealand have all considered making this change. Bangalore fintech startup Slice is eyeing a three-day work week to…

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A Decade of Supply Chain Disruptions Made U.S. Domestic Logistics Ready for a Baltimore-Style Closure
May 20, 2024

In the wake of the recent Baltimore Bridge collapse, the logistics and supply chain sectors are once again under intense scrutiny. This disaster poses significant questions about the robustness of current supply chain systems and the ability for the whole chain to respond to supply chain disruptions, especially given the past decade’s persistent challenges,…

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Powering the Future: Applied Digital’s High-Power Density Innovations Transform Data Centers
May 20, 2024

In an interview with AiNews.com, Wes Cummins, CEO of Applied Digital, discusses Applied Digital’s advancements in high-power density for data centers. By equipping facilities with up to 120 kilowatts per rack, they significantly enhance the capacity and efficiency of server operations, aligning closely with top-tier tech like NVIDIA.  

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Revitalizing Local Economies: Applied Digital’s Collaborative Community Projects
May 20, 2024

Nick Phillips, EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, discusses its proactive engagement with collaborative community projects to address mutual needs. By focusing efforts like housing development in rural areas, Applied Digital aims to attract workers and rejuvenate the local economy.

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Stranded Power and SMRs are Dual Solutions to AI Power Demands
May 20, 2024

As the AI computing industry evolves, addressing the massive power demands required for advanced applications becomes increasingly critical. The rapid growth of AI technologies, particularly those requiring extensive computational resources like training and inference, has led to unprecedented power consumption levels. This surge in demand poses significant challenges, especially in regions where power supply…

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Replacing Cash with Fintech Will Finally Be Possible for an Unexpected Industry
October 6, 2021

In the past in states where cannabis dispensaries are legal to run consumers would have to bring cash or withdraw cash from an onsite ATM to pay for the product. In 2021, cash isn’t the most common way consumers like to carry their money. But soon these dispensaries if legislation were to pass through…

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FinTech Meets FoodTech at GroceryShop 2021
September 16, 2021

Key Points: Groceryshop 2021 is taking place September 19-22 in Las Vegas. A key topic of conversation will be centered around the convergence of FinTech and FoodTech. FoodsPass is excited to debut their new new B2B brand portal, which offers free hyper-personalized advertising for restaurants and food brands. Commentary: The motto for Groceryshop 2021 is,…

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Will Cryptocurrency Balance the Financial Scales?
March 8, 2021

Bringing together leaders, lawmakers and lawbreakers. Host Luke Fox explores how innovations in business and technology are redefining our trust in security measures.   There’s a lot of trust that’s necessary in the standard world of banking. Consumers don’t control transactions; they simply trust the bank will make them. So, why not cut out the middleman? Cryptocurrency…

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