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Without a doubt, one of the most exciting technological innovations this decade has seen is the evolution of blockchain. Since its inception, it has revolutionized digital commerce, technology and brought about the possibility of near-instant financial transactions. The global economic model is undergoing a huge transformation and being one of the frontrunners in technology, the Indian entrepreneurship industry is adapting blockchain technology. Here are four entrepreneurs from India who are leveraging the power of blockchain.
Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder and COO of Matic Networks
Nailwal co-founded Matic Network in 2018 and worked with his team to make it a global leader in blockchain space with a $200 million market cap. Today, Matic Network is one of the fastest growing DApps (decentralized applications) platforms enabling tonnes of applications
A version of this article first appeared in the fall 2020 Artnet Intelligence Report, which you can download for free here.
These founders, visionaries, and upstarts are part of Artnet’s New Innovators List. Whether developing new software or constructing novel platforms for exchange, these six innovators remind us that you can’t build the future with outmoded tools.
See the complete list of the New Innovators here and check back for more in-depth profiles in the coming days.
Tyler Woolcott, 38, Director of StudioVisit, London
Tyler Woolcott, Owner StudioVisit London.
Thanks to Tyler Woolcott, artists can now make much-needed money by offering bespoke visits to their studios, priced up to £250 per person. “They are fully in control,” Woolcott says. “StudioVisit gives artists the tools to become a self-sustaining, independent institution.” The expat American has nearly 40 artists on his books—and the list is growing. Tours are by necessity mostly virtual
With less than a month until Election Day, Twitter announced it was upping its efforts to curb the spread of misinformation. But not everyone is happy with the approach.
On Friday, the social media giant revealed a set of temporary changes that discourages the use of the retweet function. Twitter claims the changes will make it much more difficult for users to spread false information related to the 2020 election, and will encourage users to be more considerate about the posts they share on their accounts.
“Twitter plays a critical role around the globe by empowering democratic conversation, driving civic participation, facilitating meaningful political debate, and enabling people to hold those in power accountable,” the company wrote in a blog. “But we know that this cannot be achieved unless the integrity of this critical dialogue on Twitter is protected from attempts — both foreign and domestic — to undermine
Staying true to its commitment of empowering societies and contributing to the country’s socio-economic uplift, Telenor Pakistan is fulfilling its pledge under World Bank’s Girls Learn Women Earn (GLWE) programme by expanding its reach to empower the underserved female entrepreneurs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This initiative is being taken in collaboration with Creative Innovative Unit (CIU), a platform established by Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST) KPK.
The ceremony was held at CIU’s office in Peshawar, where an MoU was signed between Telenor Pakistan and Creative Innovation Unit. Madiha Parvez, Head of Corporate Innovation & Digital Education, Telenor Pakistan and Bilal Jabbar, Project Director, CIU signed on behalf of the two organisations. Zia Ullah Khan Bangash, Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science & Technology and Information Technology, Secretary ST&IT and other representatives from both organisations were also present.
Under this agreement, Telenor Pakistan with the assistance of CIU will
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In Mexico alone, the ecommerce platform has managed to add more than 8,000 SMEs since March 24, which means around 45 a day.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of businesses, since not being able to sell in physical spaces, they looked for ways to continue operating through the internet. In this context, Mercado Libre presented a campaign called ” Let’s put the economy in gear ” with the aim of making visible the stories of all the entrepreneurs
Temi Ophylia Ibekwe is the founder of Phyllion and Partners Limited, a fast-growing PR and marketing consulting firm based in Lagos. With various certificates in marketing from Nigeria, the UK, and USA, she has worked in key public relations firms in Nigeria in strategy and account manager capacities, facilitating pitch wins and project leads. Passionate about tech communications and brand marketing, she recently held and concluded the first Tech PR Conference in Nigeria with key leaders in tech and communications discussing the future of African Technology and PR.
It is no secret that the ongoing pandemic has affected many businesses, both big and small, how can they remain relevant in these times? Indeed, no one knew at the start of the year that this would happen but proactively, we took steps to give us a head start until the pandemic struck and businesses began re-structuring to survive. As countries
What if the concepts of Farmville could help spur innovation with urban agriculture?
It’s been more than a decade since Zynga’s hit social network game prompted millions to plow, plant and produce their own digital farms. However, a group of entrepreneurs thinks some of the same concept might help solve issues of food insecurity: Instead of pixelated crops, they’re focused on real-life hydroponics.
As a part of the Forbes Under 30 Agtech+ Hackathon this past weekend, a group of Forbes Under 30 alumni from around the world split into teams to develop new ways to improve the future of food and agriculture in Indiana. One team came up with a concept that would both raise awareness about the opportunities and challenges of urban agriculture while also creating a way for people to make money and feed their neighbors.
The concept, Jungl, would use social media and gamification to get young
Around the globe, economies are beginning to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The world is surveying the rubble left behind by the pandemic, and is turning its attention towards how to rebuild. Some industries have been hit harder than others– the road to recovery for global tourism, for example, will be a long one. Others have, perhaps against expectations, thrived. Just look to the largely cash-dependent MENA region, which has seen a near unprecedented surge in the uptake of e-commerce, digital banking, and fintech more broadly as consumers adapted fast to life in lockdown and quarantine.
Now increasingly, this world of social distancing, remote working, and even digital socializing has come to be referred to as “the new normal.” In other words, even if the pandemic really is beginning to fade, life will never return exactly to how it was. Even when the shopping malls