A smart contract could be the key to your Airbnb

A smart contract could be the key to your Airbnb

Challenge Airbnb is the largest hotel chain on the web, despite owning no property. The sharing economy, when it comes to leisure breaks, has been completely disrupted by the web. The problem is, when it comes to an overnight stay in an apartment rented for one night,...
Smart Toilets? Whatever next…

Smart Toilets? Whatever next…

In July, I attended the World Cities Summit in Singapore. Wandering around the exhibition hall I spotted an exhibition stand which had a lot of toilet appliances on display. Having seen a number of huge stands with driverless train models for example (we can’t get the...
Part 2 of our R&D Series – The Internet of Things

Part 2 of our R&D Series – The Internet of Things

An essential element of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the digital networking of all physical smart objects via smart services. The aim is to improve the quality of the interaction between man and machine or machine to machine. Since a central coordination of the...
Blockchain, IoT and Just in Time

Blockchain, IoT and Just in Time

We’ve explored how blockchain could help the EU and the UK trade without friction recently post BREXIT. But, outside the world of international geopolitics how will blockchain facilitate Just in Time (JiT) not just for the UK, but also for supply chains globally?...
BREXIT – Blockchain – Smart Contracts & AI

BREXIT – Blockchain – Smart Contracts & AI

Since the UK voted to leave the EU the news has been littered with stories of how all EU countries are disagreeing in what should happen, how would business’s work with each other post BREXIT? The answer could be new and emerging technology but are governments really...
Blockchain and the Car Insurance Industry

Blockchain and the Car Insurance Industry

Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Blockchain are about to completely disrupt the car insurance industry. Here’s how… The insurance industry is prone to fraud and whether it is knowingly, or unwittingly fraud within the industry, ultimately, drives the cost of...