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#Women4Women Opening Forum at SUP-X – July 26

#Women4Women Opening Forum at SUP-X – July 26

Next Thursday, join us for the Startup Expo.

General Admission Normally $99,
SherlockTalent Subscribers $59,
Use Code – 2018SUPXGA59.

2018 SUP-X #w4w press release.

SFTA President Tammy Kennedy to Present Opening Remarks

SUP-X – The StartUp Expo presented by South Florida Technology Alliance, – programming will include an opening forum devoted to female founders, entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and technologists. The three hour-long forum, called #women4women, will be the opening event of SUP-X. Open remarks will be presented by SFTA President Tammy Kenedy. The forum will include two panels on raising capital and entrepreneurship, a keynote address by direct deal expert and business builder, Samira Salman, and specialized networking for the forum participants.

Visit the SUP-X event website

Early Blockchain Implementations will barely be Visible – Hyperledger

Early Blockchain Implementations will barely be Visible – Hyperledger

Early uses of blockchain will barely be visible, says Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf

The blockchain revolution is coming, but you might not see it. That’s the view of Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project.

Speaking at the TC Sessions: Blockchain event in Zug, Switzerland, Behlendorf explained that much of the innovation that the introduction of blockchains are primed to happen behind this the scenes unbeknownst to most.

“For a lot of consumers, you’re not going to realize when the bank or a web form at a government website or when you go to LinkedIn and start seeing green check marks against people’s claims that they attended this university — which are all behind-the-scenes that will likely involve blockchain,” Behlendorf told interviewer John Biggs.

“This is a revolution in storage and networking and consumers.”

As for where blockchain might make a big impact, Behlendorf said he believes that the area of online identity is particularly ripe for change. Rather than relying on central systems such as Facebook or Twitter to hold information, blockchain solutions can potentially store information more securely and with more utility thanks to self-sovereign ID systems.

“That’s what gets me up in the morning more than almost every other use case,” Behlendorf said. “I think we’ve got something of a solution but’s only going to work if the end user experience of managing your identity and your personal data is made easy and made fluid. It [has to] feel something like your wallet when you pull out your driver’s license and show it.”

Read the complete article: https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/06/early-uses-of-blockchain-will-barely-be-visible/

Happy Independence Day + Cryptocurrencies Under Pressure

Happy Independence Day + Cryptocurrencies Under Pressure

Happy Independence Day from your friends at SherlockTalent!

Where ever you are or are planning to be, we wish you and your families a safe and peaceful holiday.

More than 800 cybercurrencies now Worthless

That’s according to the website Dead Coins, which tracks ICOs of cryptocurrencies across the globe (via CNBC). The site has found that more than 800 cryptocurrencies are now worth less than a cent. That’s despite ICOs taking in $3.9 billion in 2017 and $11.9 billion in 2018 so far. So what are all these worthless cryptocurrencies? Many were scams or a joke or simply cryptocurrencies that failed to materialize.

But news isn’t much better for household name cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The world’s best-known cryptocurrency has fallen 70% from its $20,000 high in 2017. Because of that–and the sheer number of other cryptocurrencies–many are starting to compare the cryptocurrency market to the dotcom bubble of 2000.

Read the original article here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90179072/over-800-cryptocurrencies-are-now-worthless

Should You Toss out your Business Cards?

Should You Toss out your Business Cards?

I don’t think so.

Ever since the advent of mobile phones and smartphones, the techies have been advocating we should all go cardless. While this seems like a perfectly reasonable idea given the extremely simple mechanism for sharing contacts, the practicality of it is not so robust.

Next time we meet, ask me for one of my cool new satin cards!

I’ll suggest a simple workflow for networking

  • Collect all your cards and send LinkedIn invites
  • Get a simple business card scanner for your phone – like ‘Scannable’ the ‘Evernote’ addon
  • Scan and save your cards to contacts – Done!
  • Lastly, set yourself up as a contact in your phone’s contact list, add email and website URL – send this to the cardless crowd.

If you want to read another article about why you should go cardless – check this out: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2018/06/25/toss-out-your-business-cards-and-make-way-for-technology/#242a4db45530

Is the internet (as we know it) dead?

Is the internet (as we know it) dead?

Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change – though not right away – following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

With net neutrality rules gone, AT&T and Verizon can give priority to their own movies and TV shows, while hurting rivals such as Amazon, YouTube and startups yet to be born.

Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate.

The repeal of “net neutrality” took effect six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to undo the rules, which had barred broadband and cellphone companies from favoring their own services and discriminating against rivals such as Netflix.

The battle isn’t entirely over, though. Some states are moving to restore net neutrality, and lawsuits are pending. Also, the Senate voted to save net neutrality, though that effort isn’t likely to become law.

Read the complete artice: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article212946904.html

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. Consumers aren’t likely to see immediate changes following Monday, June 11, 2018 formal repeal of Obama-era internet rules that had ensured equal treatment for all. Rather, any changes are likely to happen slowly, and companies will try to make sure that consumers are on board with the moves, experts say. Mary Altaffer, File AP Photo.