Tag: Creative Destruction

Digital Dribs & DApps!

We have barely scratched the surface with the Internet (introduced in the early eighties) and it is already seemingly being threatened with competition. A possible replacement by a new phenomenon. Well, for lack of a better word, “replaced” has connotations of a dying Internet. This is far from accurate. This new phenomenon – fostered by

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For investment gains or for purpose?

As much as institutions, risk-averse, or simply skeptical people have downplayed the new digital currency revolution – it still, a decade after coming to public light, remained resilient and now ever so prevalent in our society. Bitcoin now gets a regular mention in daily news and stock market reports. It is also being traded by

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Out with the old school…

Creative destruction has become our new favourite buzzword. It also aptly describes this new wave or phenomenon of Crypto-mania driven by the blockchain and its shining star – the Bitcoin. Suddenly, risk-averse people who normally would not bat an eye at trading in normal shares(stocks) or any high-risk investment for that matter, are now pondering,

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Rise of the machines

As a young man born in and living in Pretoria – South Africa, multi-billionaire Elon Musk, who is better known for pioneering the battery-operated motor concept, was shunned by the Industrial Development Corporation several times. His innovative ideas were denied financial backing so he moved to the USA for better support. The rest as we

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The not-so mysterious world of cryptocurrency

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet once correctly referred to financial derivatives as “weapons of mass destruction” and warned that they are detrimental to the global economy and financial markets.  They have a way of creating something supposedly of intrinsic value out of nothing – that is as dangerous as propaganda that leads to conflict or promotes

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