Insights

Five Key Stories

From the Digital Worlds

April 22

April 22

Volkswagen joins IBM-backed blockchain platform for cobalt supply chains. The new platform aims to ensure major companies can “trace and record the flow of minerals across the supply chain in near real-time.” LG Chem and the Ford Motor Company are among the other multinational corporations to have joined the platform so far.

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April 19

April 19

Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out longer pieces of DNA. The new technique uses CRISPR-Cas3, and it could allow researchers to delete long stretches of genetic code to better understand diseases.

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April 18

April 18

Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8% of all micromobility trips in 2018. Compared to the year prior, more than twice as many trips were taken on micromobility services.

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April 17

April 17

First U.S. patients treated with CRISPR as human gene-editing trials get underway. It involves removing immune system cells from patients, genetically modifying them in the lab and infusing the modified cells back into the body.

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April 16

April 16

Nestlé, Carrefour work with IBM to track mashed potato brand with blockchain. Shoppers will be able to scan a QR code with their smartphones to know exactly where the potatoes in a specific packet came from.

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FROM
ROKK3R CEO
NABYL CHARANIA

Rokk3r and the Digital Economy in Latin America

Rokk3r and the Digital Economy in Latin America

Part of Rokk3r’s higher aspirational purpose is to harness the global collective genius that is being empowered by increased access to the internet and exponential technologies. Latin America is one of these regions where, despite geographically specific issues, entrepreneurs, investors, and small and large companies are contributing to innovation at rates never before seen.

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March’s Digital Age Insights

March’s Digital Age Insights

Adults continuously ridicule the idea that video games are serious business. This is to their own detriment in so many different ways. 2018 saw video game sales (software and hardware) in the US grow almost 20% from the previous year to just over $43 billion.

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Micromobility and Rokk3r Fuel ExO-backed Bolt

Micromobility and Rokk3r Fuel ExO-backed Bolt

I was in New York this past week for meetings and the global launch of Bolt Scooters, a Rokk3r Fuel ExO-backed company. Bolt helps cities reduce congestion and emissions using a modern, point-to-point transportation vision. In mobility, we’ve seen the sharing economy move from vehicles, to bicycles and has now extended to scooters and other mobility devices.

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GE Aviation’s Waypoint 2019

GE Aviation’s Waypoint 2019

On Thursday, I delivered a keynote and participated in the closing panel at GE Aviation’s Waypoint 2019 conference, and I spoke about the impact of intersecting exponential technologies throughout the aviation industry…

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February’s Digital Age Insights

February’s Digital Age Insights

The amount of hours Spotify users spent listening to Drake songs in 2018 will blow your mind. But so will what happened in the digital world last week. I’ve curated some important stories with a bit of insight to help bring perspective through the noise.

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