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How Blockchain Technology Can Serve The Have-Nots

Can the blockchain, a distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as the Bitcoin, be used to help millions of poor people gain access to financial services? Recent announcements by companies such as IBM and MasterCard suggest that it can, writes […]

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Could The Paradise Papers Lead To Tax Reforms?

Wharton’s Jennifer Blouin, UMKC’s William Black and DCReport’s David Cay Johnston discuss the fallout from the Paradise Papers. During the past week, the so-called Paradise Papers that reveal the offshore tax activities of more than 120,000 people and companies have […]

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Why AI Is The ‘New Electricity’

Just as electricity transformed the way industries functioned in the past century, artificial intelligence — the science of programming cognitive abilities into machines — has the power to substantially change society in the next 100 years. AI is being harnessed […]

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Designing A HQ: What Matters To Firms Today

Penn’s Billy Fleming and Ryerson University’s Pamela Robinson discuss Alphabet’s redevelopment plans in Toronto. [ The Toronto waterfront could get a “smart city” makeover as part of a redevelopment plan being spearheaded by Sidewalk Labs, a division of Google parent […]