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Cryptocurrency jobs in India increase despite Delhi’s stance on bitcoin

Jobs and applicants for employment in the cryptocurrency sector have increased substantially according to the Indian Indeed branch The number of postings related to blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs has increased by 290%, along with its job searches containing crypto related keywords which have risen by 52%. The trend was reported by...
changing world of work

UK addresses the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy

Millions of workers will receive new rights under major government reforms as the UK addresses the challenges in the changing world of work The government has set out new proposals to ensure that workers know their rights and receive the benefits and protections they are entitled to, and that action...
innovation council

Jon Wrennall appointed to CBI innovation council

Advanced’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Jon Wrennall, has been selected to join the CBI’s prestigious Innovation Council The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) aims to build an internationally competitive innovation eco-system that reinforced Britain’s strengths. As part of a three-year minimum term on the Innovation Council, Jon will join other senior...
open banking

FinTech Fortnight has partnered with The Open Banking Implementation Entity

FinTech Fortnight has returned to educate businesses on the growing importance of FinTech and Open Banking The Open Banking Implementation Entity has partnered with FinTech Fortnight to spread this message of empowerment to the UK, helping them get better deals and make smarter choices. All this is done through financial technology,...
Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain Innovation February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 Blockchain Innovation supplement. We begin with an article by Vice-President and European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, who shares his thoughts on how digitisation is changing both people and society, including disruptive technologies such as blockchain. Updating us on the latest developments in...
blockchain and artificial intelligence

Blockchain and AI research at the University of Nicosia

Prof. Spyros Makridakis and Prof. George Giaglis, Directors of IFF at University of Nicosia lift the lid on the institution’s blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) research, including the launch of The Institute For the Future (IFF) 2018 may prove to be a historic year: as a number of technological innovations...
Economic policies

European Commission Officials discuss economic policies for Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has discussed the development of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies fit into international economic policies in a series of speeches Commissioner of the European Commission Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said “think blockchain” at the Digital-Life Design Conference in Munich as she determined how regulation and...
cryptocurrencies

European Central Bank to discuss cryptocurrencies with youth

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) will be answering questions about bitcoin and blockchain via a series of videos Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, will respond to a number of questions that were submitted, on Tuesday 23 January 2018, to discuss the topic of...
digital world

We live in a digital world, but are our children ready for it?

Julia Adamson from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explores today’s digital world and asks if our children ready for it The Autumn 2017 Budget recognised that the UK’s future prosperity, growth, productivity, exports and ability to attract inward investment all depend on how the nation responds to the challenges...
The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) provides a cross-sectoral platform, which drives the adoption and integration of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies into our socio-economic system. The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) is an Academic Research Centre connecting expertise and drawing knowledge from 8 UCL Departments. Blockchain is a...
One Public Estate

Supporting cross-public sector working – One Public Estate

In this joint feature from the Government Property Unit and the Local Government Association, we find out more about the delivery of The One Public Estate (OPE) programme that supports cross-public sector working The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is jointly delivered by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU)...
public services

Progressive change ahead in public services

Paul Bradbury, Group business development director at Civica, shares his reflections on the future of delivery in public services leading up to 2025 Local government is well aware that the transformation to meet “new” digital world demands is key. It’s an issue we’ve explored in depth in Civica’s ‘Changing Landscape’...
blockchain world

Are we ready for a blockchain world?

Marta Pierkarska, Director of Developer Ecosystem, Hyperledger asks if we are ready for a blockchain world in the future Blockchain, the hype, the buzzword of the decade, the fairy dust that is supposed to solve all our problems. Technology that underlies Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies and is often confused...
European cities

A sustainable future for cities is within our grasp

Abdeluheb Choho, deputy mayor of Amsterdam and chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum shares his thoughts on the sustainable future for European cities As European cities, we are committed to making the transition to a circular economy. Building a more sustainable economy is an urgent environmental necessity and vital to our...
UK's industrial strategy

UK’s Industrial Strategy falls way below expectation

Nigel Wilcock from the Institute of Economic Development provides his opinion on the UK’s Industrial Strategy in terms of the future economy of Britain If you weren’t watching carefully, the UK’s Industrial Strategy was published in November 2017. Launched on the day of the Royal Wedding announcement and followed by...
energy awards

Pulse Business Energy wins Energy Buying Team of the year

Pulse Business Energy wins Energy Buying Team of the year at the Energy awards 2017 The Energy awards, won by Pulse Business Energy this year, celebrate innovation and best practice across the industry. Introduced to emphasise the importance of teamwork in the procurement of energy, the Energy Buying Team of the...
public sector

Rise of the robots in the public sector

Paul Tomlinson, CEO of IEG4, argues that the public sector stands to benefit most from Artificial Intelligence A government report published last month: “Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK” highlights that increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring major social and economic benefits to the UK, offering...
the public purse

Government could save £10m by sharing phone contracts according to The Public Purse

The Public Purse, has claimed this week; that the public sector could save over £10 million pounds in this year’s budget within the next 12 months Research into mobile vendor pricing has shown that 700 plus government contracts could be negotiated for more than £10 million pounds less, if the public-sector...
communication with customers

Banks to address the need for better communication with customers

Banks to rethink communication with customers in light of upcoming PSD2 The Second Payment Services Directive, coming into effect on 13 January 2018, will enable consumers across Europe to instruct their bank to share their financial data securely with third parties, making it easier to transfer funds, compare products and...
Warm Homes Fund

National Grid targets fuel poverty with Warm Homes Fund

National Grid to tackle fuel poverty across the UK with new £150m Warm Homes Fund Over 9,000, ranging from island cottages on Orkney to terraced houses in London, will benefit from the first payments of the National Grid Warm Homes Fund. The £150 million fund, which is supported by Affordable Warmth Solutions,...

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