In this special episode, Principal Program Manager, Chris Segura, and Forbes Tech Council member, Mike Walker, talk about what they see as the top blockchain trends for 2020 and what they are hearing from companies deploying solutions.

Trend 1: Practical Blockchain Emerges

  • Blockchain is being leveraged in practical use cases today and are expanding in scope and scale over the next three to five years. This also means creating fit for purpose implementations of blockchain. In some cases breaking norms of permissionless blockchains to shift to permissioned blockchains.

    According to the 2019 Gartner CIO Survey, 60% of CIOs expect some kind of blockchain deployment in the next three years. This is also combined with blockchain will be scalable technically, and will support trusted private transactions with the necessary data confidentiality.

Trend 2: Convergence of the Trinity of Digitization (Blockchain + AI + IoT)

  • Blockchain on its own can provide limited value. Focus on the business solutions where blockchain will provide digital differentiation. Leveraging IoT to reach into the physical and analog world, and AI to provide the orchestration and intelligence to data is a symbiotic

Trend 3: Shift to Digital Ecosystems

  • As blockchain becomes a critical part of an organizations digital business transformation journey, blockchain is increasingly used as a critical enabler of digital ecosystems. This is sometimes referred to also as blockchain consortiums. However, digital ecosystems are much more than a consortium.

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Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurrency market, nation-states are more interested in the underlying blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize how business is done on the internet and beyond.

VICE News’ Michael Moynihan travels to Russia with Vitalik Buterin, inventor of the ethereum blockchain, to get a front-row seat to the geopolitical tug of war over Internet 3.0.

Siraj Raval covers Google’s claim to have achieved Quantum Supremacy in a research paper that was briefly leaked on a NASA website.

The paper was taken down, but the Internet moves fast to recover data.

In this episode, Siraj explores what quantum supremacy means, what the applications of quantum computing will be, and how a quantum-resistant cryptographic technique called “A New Hope” works.

Related Links

Google’s Quantum Supremacy paper:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19lv8p1fB47z1pEZVlfDXhop082Lc-kdD/view

D-Wave API:
https://www.dwavesys.com/take-leap

IBM Q:
https://www.ibm.com/quantum-computing/network/overview/

Quantum Machine Learning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmzWsvb-Un4 

Quantum Computing with D-Wave:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSw-wcB6GZw

Quantum Machine Learning Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAO4oq2M_48

The Neural Qubit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jC_V7ojqo

An amazing blog by Scott Aaronson on Quantum Supremacy:
https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4317

A curated list of quantum computing learning resources:
https://github.com/desireevl/awesome-quantum-computing

Ring Learning with Errors Blog post:
https://medium.com/asecuritysite-when-bob-met-alice/learning-with-errors-and-ring-learning-with-errors-23516a502406

Quantum Encryption:
https://pqcrypto.org/index.html