Author: Antony Welfare

Story from Markets First Mover: Elon Musk’s #bitcoin Bet Pays Off With $270M Gain on First Day

  First Published on Coindesk.com – https://www.coindesk.com/first-mover-elon-musk-bitcoin-bet-270-million-first-day First Mover: Elon Musk’s #bitcoin Bet Pays Off With $270M Gain on First Day Tesla has forged a path other corporate treasurers might follow into bitcoin. PLUS: Ether hits new record price above $1,800 as CME futures debut. So far, Tesla’s bet on bitcoin appears to be paying […]

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Why Hybrid Blockchains Are Simply Good for Business

  First published on beincrypto.com – https://beincrypto.com/why-hybrid-blockchains-are-simply-good-for-business/ The benefits for business delivered by hybrid blockchain models are exponential. A hybrid chain model seamlessly incorporates two integrated chains — one public and one private — allowing businesses to utilize the immense benefits brought by integrated public and private blockchains. Businesses are afforded enhanced security measures through hybrid chains, […]

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Breaking the Financial Status Quo with Central Bank Digital Currencies

  First Published on Nasdaq,com – https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/breaking-the-financial-status-quo-with-central-bank-digital-currencies-2020-09-22 Blockchain technology is now over a decade old. As the technology approaches the 12th anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper, it is clear that the technology has entered a new mature phase of significant development. Many emerging technologies follow a similar path of development to […]

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POI Consensus Mechanism

* This is an extract from the book * Different Types of Consensus Mechanisms By Chris Wing Chris talks about the different types of consensus mechanisms and here is his excellent section on Proof of Importance (POI) Proof of Importance (POI) At a glance: Proof of importance (POI) is a consensus mechanism which uses a […]

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Symbol and NEM – The Enterprise Hybrid Blockchain solution for Enterprise

Welcome the Hybrid Blockchain solution where Symbol Platform and the NEM public network (NIS1) work seamlessly to deliver solutions to Enterprise challenges In 2019, I published my book “Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World” which gathers together global thought leaders discussing the world of Blockchain technology, but mainly centering on Enterprise Adoption. Extract […]

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The world’s First CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency)?

Meet LBCOIN the new Lithuanian Government backed Coin, built on the NEM Blockchain What an exciting time in the Blockchain world and the world of Crypto Currencies….. Whilst the Crypto Currency market has seen a decent return from the early 2018 lows, and Bitcoin is seeing a great comeback, there has been plenty of discussions […]

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Reatilexperten: “Blockchain handlar inte längre om bitcoin”

A pleasure to be featured in Dagens Handel talking about the impacts of #Blockchain technology in the #retail sector “Blockchains are more about trust, transparency and authenticity than technology. That is what the British retail expert Antony Welfare says. – Blockchain is no longer bitcoin, it’s not about currencies, it’s a whole new world and […]

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#ChallengingTimesChallengerIdeas

Challenging times lead to Challenger ideas – I love this social distancing solution in Amsterdam Stop complaining about the situation and think about creative solutions for the exciting #NewWorld

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Blockchain and ERP – The future of the “back office” – ERP 2.0

My background is Finance in Retail and I am a qualified accountant, which means I have spent the majority of my career using two systems: 1) ERP – Enterprise resource planning tools 2) Excel – Spreadsheets An ERP system is best known as the “back end” of the systems – this is the enterprise wide […]

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Blockchain and Diversity

One area in which Blockchain technology is a massively important topic is around the diversity of the new world and the ecosystem. Within the Blockchain community, there is no old school stereotypical majorities and ownership. The fact that this is a new and innovative technology, which appeals to innovators, academics, entrepreneurs as well as the […]

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The Circular Economy And Sustainability Powered By Blockchain

There is an increasing focus on and awareness of the damage humans are causing the planet. Whether you believe the extent of this or not, I am sure you agree that we should become better planet citizens and start to reduce, recycle and reuse more than we do today. As the damaging effects of climate […]

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Bienvenido 2020’s – #TheBlockchainDecade

Adios 2010’s the decade where I pivoted my lifetime Retail career and welcomed the world of #Blockchain technology In 2011 I published The Retail Handbook First edition (in shocking pink!) and the second edition was published in 2018 – but by then I had already “got the Blockchain bug” and added my first thought leadership […]

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The Future Of IoT Security Using Blockchain Technology Via The Chip

By 2020, 20.4 billion IoT devices will be in use around the world. From your smartphone to your toaster, TV, curtain rail, car and toothbrush — the time is coming when all “things” will always be connected. Though it is an exciting time in technology, it is also a critical time to look at the […]

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Blockchain and DLT are not a Database – they are ledgers

I get asked all the time if Blockchain and DLT is a Database – they are not   I appreciate there is lots of confusion on this topic, so let us start by understanding what Blockchain technology is and where it ‘fits’ into the current world. Blockchain technology is a type of ‘distributed ledger technology’ […]

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