My Notes From The Satoshi Nakamoto Bitcoin WhitePaper

Bitcoin has been pretty crazy lately, at the weekend even my Mum asked me about the decentralised cryptocurrency. Anyway, it got me thinking about the origins, and how it all began. So i turned to the bitcoin whitepaper – Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System – published 9 years ago by Satoshi Nakamoto in November 2008. For ...

The Cognitive Biases Through Which We See the World – Infographic

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been lying low recently. Couple of reasons, with the new year I am thinking about what I really want to achieve in 2018, and if/how could this blog help me achieve some of those goals. So, this step back from regular posting and into deep ...

2018 – Let’s Freakin’ Do This..!

2018 - Let's Freakin' Do This..!
Here we are, 2018! As i recover from a week of festivities, i thought i would take some time out to consider what we have ahead of us in 2018. SEPA For Corporates – 2018, What Next…? To be honest, I’m not sure where this amazing (hehe!) blog is heading. SEPA for Corporates started off ...

The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin 1

The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin
Over the last couple of days the infographic If Only You’d Invested in Bitcoin has been shared many times. And that is of course because the price of Bitcoin has gone crazy from approximately $1000 USD at the beginning of 2017 to just under $20,000 USD today. If you had invested about $100 in Bitcoin ...

The Difference Between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple & Litecoin 2

The Difference Between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple & Litecoin
Okay, you may have noticed recently a lot of hype and press coverage around Bitcoin. It has been pretty phenomenal, last weekend even my Mum asked me – “what is this Bitcoin malarkey?” Also, last week that Deutsche Bank released a paper titled: Cryptocurrencies and blockchains – their importance in the future. It’s a good read, and ...

The Difference Between Permissioned and Permissionless Blockchains

The Difference Between Permissioned and Permissionless Blockchains
I’ve been doing a lot of reading up on blockchain recently, with a view to understanding the various components and the difference between them. In this post i would like to recommend an article: Why we should drop the whole “Bitcoin vs blockchain” discussion. Its a great read for folks wanting to understand more about blockchain, ...

10 Kick-Ass Gartner Technology Trends for 2018

Round about this time of the year the top consultancy firms publish what they believe will be the most important technology trends for 2018. Gartner provide arguably the best analysis and technology trends predictions and it is those that i will summarise in this post. The key theme highlighted by Gartner refers to “the entwining of ...

31 Mission Statements To Inspire and Motivate You

Recently i have been thinking about objectives, strategy and mission statements – for a quick overview of strategy, check out my post An Unexpected Strategy Lesson by Alistair Campbell. Anyway, what i have come to realise is that you need a clear set of objectives (at the very least), a strategy and perhaps even a mission ...

6 Things Mastercard Taught Me About the Sharing Economy

6 Things Mastercard Taught Me About the Sharing Economy
There is a lot being said about the sharing economy at the moment, and conveniently last month Mastercard released a whitepaper The Sharing Economy: Understanding the Opportunities for Growth. I was reading it last night on the train back from London and in this post will share my notes. 1. What is the Sharing Economy? There ...

7 Epic GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Infographics 1

There has been a lot in the press recently about the EU GDPR – that is the European Union, General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR was adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016, and becomes EU law from 25th May, 2018. Yeah, less than a year away. I don’t want to scare you, but GDPR ...