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A brief review on the effects of open-source on the infrastructure & relevance of the traditional legal patent system in the software market – in reference to Blockchain technology adoption.

Sina M. A. – CEO STUDIO VIVE & Founder of Techie One, 2018.

Traditionally company owned software data was handled as a close guarded digital asset protected by the legal patent system. Open source is an opposite reflection of that system – geared towards efficiency, productivity and development as oppose to the traditional ownership and holding of market fuelling intangible assets.

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Financial Times: “Space mining takes leap from sci-fi to reality”

Clive Cookson, for the Financial Times, 2017.

The costs run high and the returns are not immediate but extraterrestrial mining is now within the realms of the probable. Beyond gaining access to precious commodities, many in the space industry see such ventures as leading to further exploration of outer space

 

Source: FT.com

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Entrepreneur Europe: “3 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Esports”

Shinggo Lu, for Entrepreneur Europe, 2018.

Competitive gaming is a booming business. Call it esports. Call it professional video gaming. Whatever you call it, call it a business. As the CEO of a startup in this industry, I receive a lot of mixed reactions from traditional business people when I talk about what I do. They often force a smile and nod, but I sense there are questions burning within them. “Really? People are getting paid to play video games? And people watch them? And your business is built, not on playing games, but improving performance in them?”

 

3 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Esports

 

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The Washington Post: “Google’s AlphaGo beats the world’s best Go player — again”

Hamza Shaban, for the Washington Post, 2017.

AI: 2, Humanity: 0.

A computer designed by Google researchers has beaten the world’s top Go player for the second game in a row, capturing the best-of-three match in Wuzhen, China, and confirming AI’s supremacy in what many consider as one of humanity’s most complex boardgames.

 

Source: Pintrest

 

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BI: “JPMorgan Chase: Bitcoin miners are in a hash rate arms race”

Frank Chaparro, for the Business Insider, 2018

Bitcoin miners are in an arms race that is driving the cost of minting new bitcoin to all-time highs. That’s according to a big report on cryptocurrency by the financial giant JPMorgan.

 

Source: Business Insider UK

 

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