View from the Industry
Key quotes from the world of technology, from articles and insights on Verdict.co.uk
“Too many of our systems are optimised for short-sightedness — how do you make a quick buck, or win power for the next year or four — when many of the most meaningful things we need to do is take sustained, long-term action and the dismantling and remaking of systems to produce better outcomes for all.”
Healx CTO Meri Williams explores humanity’s technological challenges, the over-hyper of blockchain and why we can’t rely on “crushed dinosaurs” forever.
“CBDCs are not just another small technical change; there is a clear before and after for central bank digital currencies and what that means both on the wholesale side and on the retail side.”
OMFIF commercial director Chris Ostrowski discusses the potential for CBDCs with central banking industry colleagues.
“We were coming, really, from a very consumer world. And we realised that there was a huge demand for our products for health professionals, health programmes, etc, that needed to be able to collect accurate health data.”
Withings CMO Lucie Broto discusses why the wearables giant has decided to raise Series B funding 12 years after it was founded.
“Considering the scale of usage of both apps in the US and globally, these executive orders will undoubtedly cause substantial impacts for both users, communities and in some instances businesses, which rely on the apps to market goods and services, or promote their brands.”
Mischcon de Reya cyber intelligence director Mark Tibbs discusses US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban WeChat and TikTok in the US.
“Up to now, the precious metal has been perceived as the ultimate safe-haven asset, but Bitcoin – which shares its key characteristics of being a store of value and scarcity – could potentially knock gold from its long-held top spot as the world becomes driven by the tech revolution.”
DeVere CEO Nigel Green predicts a Bitcoin surge tied to the US Presidential election.