CryptoPunk 7523 and original digital art

CryptoPunk 7523 "Covid Alien"

Hearing the hammer fall on CryptoPunk 7523 at Sotheby’s on Thursday 10th June, 2021, was a breathtaking moment. The price was one thing, jumping from a bid of $1.8m straight to the winning bid at $11.8m (4520 ETH), but the occasion was more significant. In the traditional art world, the value placed on a unique…

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Lockdown sparks international collaboration on blockchain book

Ash Costello and Kate Baucherel, authors of What's Hot in Blockchain & Crypto

Two blockchain advocates have come together to produce a new series of inspiring success stories from around the world. What’s Hot in Blockchain & Crypto takes you on a global journey along the cutting edge of a transformative technology, meeting the people behind some of the most inspiring and innovative applications of blockchain. This first…

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Cybersecurity scifi series helps readers reduce hack risks

Stack of three SimCavalier books

Press Release – 30th October 2020 A series of futuristic cybercrime novels is teaching its fans to be aware of the cybersecurity risks they face in the present day. Author Kate Baucherel was originally approached to write a serious guide to cyber risks, and the project grew into the SimCavalier science fiction thriller series. Readers…

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Blockchain book chosen by Harvard

Blockchain landscape

Kate Baucherel has been helping business leaders to use emerging technologies effectively for the past three decades. Her latest book “Blockchain Hurricane: Origins, Applications and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency” has been chosen by Harvard Business Publishing to add to their catalogue of learning materials and pair with their world-leading case studies. Blockchain Hurricane gives…

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Smart Data: Improving intervention in Health, Education and the Economy

Data is the new gold

“Data is the new gold!” Following the North East Digital Summit 2016 on Smart Data, this blog attempts to extract the recurring themes and overarching learnings which reflect the overall topic: smart data. Data Disrupts An early message from Keynote speaker Jacqueline de Rojas was the disruptive potential of data in service improvement. Airbnb’s data-driven…

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The Black Belt Entrepreneur

This weekend I completed a six year journey – and started on the next leg. Actually, there were two journeys. In December 2010, I passed my 1st Dan black belt in karate; two days ago, I achieved my 2nd Dan. In November 2010, my colleagues and I moved into our first office as a brand new…

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Community management panels for SXSW 2017

In a bid to raise the game for Community Managers at SXSW 2017, community professionals from diverse industries have been working together to develop panels for next year’s South by SouthWest Interactive festival. Between us, we already have a great range of ideas and the panels are now out for public vote. Please help us…

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