Is blockchain overhyped? 5 challenges to getting projects off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Project Head, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Sumedha Deshmukh, Project Specialist, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of excitement around […]

Blockchain will make sure green pledges aren’t just greenwash: a new initiative by young leaders at the World Economic Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum When a country or a company makes a promise to reduce carbon emissions, respect fishing quotas or cut toxic output, how can we be sure they’ll keep their word? The truth is, […]

Blockchain will make sure green pledges aren’t just greenwash: a new initiative by young leaders at the World Economic Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum When a country or a company makes a promise to reduce carbon emissions, respect fishing quotas or cut toxic output, how can we be sure they’ll keep their word? The truth is, […]

How to make trade single windows more efficient with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alejandra Radl, Integration and Trade Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Jesse Lin, Project Specialist, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum International trade is of critical importance for economic and social development worldwide. A major […]

Here’s how blockchain could stop corrupt officials from stealing school lunches

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Barrera, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Stephanie Hurder, Partner, Founding Economist, Prysm Group & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Around the world, the potential for corruption is often exploited where there […]

3 ways blockchain can revolutionize global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farm to table. Fair trade. Ethically sourced. These recent trends are evidence of consumers demanding to know more about the products they’re buying – from who made them to how they were […]

3 things you need to know about securing a blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators As leaders around the globe investigate how to leverage the benefits of blockchain technologies, security is often a primary concern. They may be aware of the many security benefits inherent with a […]

This new form of currency could transform the way we see money

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Central banks around the world are experimenting with so-called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But what is it and why does it matter? CBDC is a digitized […]

Eliminating waste at scale – eight opportunities for blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Infrastructure and buildings play a key role in driving economic growth and enabling a high quality of life. Research by Arcadis highlights that almost 40% of global GDP is derived from built assets. However, the industries that deliver this […]

10 ways central banks are experimenting with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum While research and experimentation with blockchain technology across sectors has been underway for several years, few organizations have deployed it. Although central banks are among the most […]

How blockchain can cut the cost of new medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Corley, Co-founder and CEO, DHB Global Developing a new drug today takes anywhere from 10 to 12 years and costs between $1 billion and $2 billion. One source of these ever-expanding costs is the data compliance issues due […]

Blockchain can change the face of renewable energy in Africa. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nsikak John, Founder, Kahn Studios In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around 180,000MW) gave rise to large-scale imports of noisy and polluting power […]

How banking with blockchain can stamp out corruption and increase financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Aid:Tech Banking institutions were primarily built to provide a trusted intermediary between two parties, such as a borrower and a lender. Legitimate commerce required the use of an institutional bank. While banks have […]

5 ways blockchain can transform the world of impact investing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renat Heuberger, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman, South Pole Group & Ingo Puhl, Founding Partner, South Pole A growing number of forward-looking investors seek to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. According to […]

Blockchain could boost global trade by $1 trillion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years. That’s the assessment of a World Economic Forum white paper released this week. Meanwhile, DLT is also set to […]

4 ways blockchain will transform the mining and metals industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Weiland, CEO, Minerac The mining and metals industry is a critical component of the global economy. However, many operational and commercial practices remain inefficient and antiquated, leading to critical data omissions, security vulnerabilities and even corruption. Blockchain […]

Here are three ways blockchain can change refugees’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad Sufian Bayram, Middle East and Africa Regional Manager, Techstars Blockchain has the potential to disrupt a large number of industries and change the lives of many. Its technology could help millions of refugees, by solving some of […]

From diamonds to recycling: how blockchain can drive responsible and ethical businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Candice Teo, Head of PR & Communications, Everledger As business ecosystems become more complex and global, the intricacies of supply chains are increasing, with a rapidly changing network of regulators, suppliers and customers. Trust amongst these stakeholders has […]

How blockchain can manage the future electricity grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sam Hartnett, Team Member, Energy Web Foundation and Peter Bronski, Marketing and Communications Lead, Energy Web Foundation Every month, it seems that blockchain’s potential to revolutionize the energy sector is proclaimed anew, from Wired Magazine announcing that “microgrids […]

Will GDPR block Blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Toth, Head of Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC As someone who has worked in data policy and data protection for 20 years, I read privacy policies for a living. I take notice when I get the […]

Blockchain is facing a backlash. Can it survive?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jem Bendell, Founding Director, The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability Not so long ago, the internet was hailed as the solution to humanity’s ills. It would shine a light on all corners of the globe, bringing new knowledge […]

How secure is blockchain?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lotte Schou-Zibell, Chief, Finance Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank & Nigel Phair, Director, Centre for Internet Safety , University of Canberra. Blockchain technology is transforming the way we do business by allowing […]

Use “blockchain” model to cut small firms’ costs and empower citizens, urge MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament 16-05-2018 Applying the “blockchain” model to areas like energy use, supply chains and governance would cut costs for firms and empower citizens, said the Industry Committee. Blockchain transactions are recorded by multiple users, rather than by paid – and often costly – intermediaries. The […]

ECB to people: Not responsible if you lose money on Bitcoin, your governments are

Last Tuesday, 13 February Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank in the most solemn terms said regulating or even banning Bitcoin “it’s not the ECB’s responsibility to do that”. However, he didn’t refrain from eagerly pointing out the very risky and misty nature of the digital ‘monies’. So, when asked again if […]