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EU legislation for bitcoin

Blockchain

The European Union will complete new “historic” legislation on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies this autumn. Under the new regulations, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be classified as financial instruments throughout Europe. The regulation of crypto-assets in the EU has, to date, consisted of a patchwork of national rules, with EU regulation only applying where crypto-assets fell […]

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IoT & Security

IoT

The IoT is transforming everything from wind turbines and factory automation to critical infrastructure. But with this smart, connected world comes an increased and very real threat of cyberattacks. While the need to build defenses to such attacks is understood, organizations may not have the tools, skill set or bandwidth to develop security measures themselves. […]

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AI & Human Values

AI

Machine learning (ML) algorithms can already recognize patterns far better than the humans they’re working for. This allows them to generate predictions and make decisions in a variety of high-stakes situations. For example, electricians use IBM Watson’s predictive capabilities to anticipate clients’ needs; Uber’s self-driving system determines what route will get passengers to their destination […]

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Blockchain Technology in Europe

Blockchain

Despite its inherent decentralised and non-localised nature, blockchain has spurred a growth of European ecosystems in the past years. Gravitating towards traditional tech startup hubs and locations with favourable regulation, the European blockchain ecosystem shows familiar patterns. France Clear regulations and a healthy startup scene, but like other countries in need of better funding Corporate […]

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Smartest and most sustainable cities

EU

London has once again been revealed as the smartest and most sustainable city in the world, according to the seventh edition of the IESE Cities in Motion Index 2020. Prepared by IESE Business School´s Centre for Globalisation and Strategy, the annual index analyses the level of development of 174 world cities. Sustainable Cities have an […]

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Open Data Projects

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Data is believed to be the lifeblood of smart cities. But open data is something more than that, especially for the residents of a smart city. You gain access to smart apps. And you know how the traffic or the air quality is in a particular area so that you can avoid it. Similar or […]

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What Potentials Do CBDCs and Distributed Ledger Technology Hold?

Blockchain

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released its newest quarterly report on the changes in the payment industry, including the market impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak. Some of the trends mentioned in the report include stablecoins, tokenized securities, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), cross-border payments, and peer-to-peer payments. The pace of change and […]

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European Green Capital Competition

Croatia

The European Commission has launched the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards, recognising cities that are genuinely committed to becoming more sustainable. This year, the financial prize for both Awards will be significantly increased to a combined one million euro, aimed at supporting cities […]

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