January 3, 2020

Blockchain to Support User Voting on the Fight to Fame Show

Blockchain is vital for added transparency, and Fight to Fame will be using this technology for its voting system. Pixabay At some point in our lives, you’ve probably voted for our favorite contestant in some competition or reality show. While not necessarily understanding how the voting system works, you still voted anyway because the idea […]

January 2, 2020

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple-digit increases in startup formation and VC on the continent.Here’s […]

December 26, 2019

CES 2020: Facebook, Twitter gear up for the world’s biggest tech show

CES , the annual tech show that kicks off in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, isn’t just about showing off the coolest laptops , TVs and gadgets . It’s also a time for Facebook and Twitter to make some noise of their own. Social media companies historically haven’t had a big presence at the trade […]

December 20, 2019

Charlie Shrem: What I Still Love About Crypto

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Charlie Shrem is the former founder of BitInstant, co-founder of cryptocurrency intelligence service CryptoIQ and host of Untold Stories. A central character in the early rise of bitcoin, Charlie […]

December 20, 2019

Clues to what 2020 holds for business can be found in the last year

OPINION: The TV show that I host has just started its second season on TVNZ. The basic premise of Start Me Up is that all around the countryside are thousands of old dead cars, with interesting back stories and the potential to make them live again. So myself and a pretty handy engineer called Martin […]

December 19, 2019

A glossary for a new era

This year alone, Merriam-Webster added nearly 1,200 new words to its dictionary. The dictionary now recgonizes a nonbinary, singular “they.” Abbreviations like “vacay,” “sesh” and “inspo” — vacation, session and inspiration, respectively — are now listed. Some existing entries were expanded to add new definitions — “sext,” for instance, is no longer (just) “the fourth […]

December 16, 2019

2019 In Review: Global Tech Startups, Investors Who Embarked on India Journey

Everybody wants to get a taste of India pie. With Jio bringing in a smartphone revolution by taking internet to the corridors of Tier 2 and 3, India was a favourite market for investors and global companies in 2019. This article is part of Inc42’s special year-end series — 2019 In Review — in which […]

December 13, 2019

Shopin founder charged by SEC for running $42 million scam cryptocurrency ICO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder of Shopin, Eran Eyal, for allegedly running $42 million scam ICO. The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital-asset entrepreneur and his company with defrauding investors in an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised more than $42 million from hundreds of investors.” reads […]

December 13, 2019

Public Space Philanthropy is Having a Moment

The Underline in Miami is weaving drab, underused areas into a 10-mile linear park designed for eco-friendly commuting and recreation. Parks, libraries, universities, museums, and concert halls have long relied on generous philanthropic underwriters to benefit a public seeking education, entertainment, and recreation. But in the past few years, wealthy donors have homed in on […]

December 12, 2019

SEC Charges Shopin ICO Founder Eran Eyal with Selling $42.5 Million of Unregistered Securities

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Shopin founder Eran Eyal with violating antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities laws in an ICO (initial coin offering) sale. The SEC says Eyal raised $42 million USD selling Shopin tokens, or digital securities, to investors from August 2017 to April 2018 but, “never created […]