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Electron uses Blockchain Technology for innovating Energy Sector

electron innovates with Blockchain technology

Electron, a blockchain-based startup out of UK, is innovating in the energy sector for enabling the energy creators (such as micro-grids and mini-grids) to trade energy with those requiring energy while ensuring data security, transparency and traceability/provenance. The company has got experts from the areas of blockchain energy and e-trading coming together and building innovative products for achieving some of the following objectives in relation to energy creation and trading: Decentralization: The idea is that Energy production and distribution should no longer be limited to the large enterprises (especially government ones). Given the ease with which one can generate renewable energy sources such as sun and wind, one should be …

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Startups – Varo Money uses AI to Improve Customers Financial Health

Varo Money AI powered mobile banking products

Varo Money, a fintech startup, is using AI (machine learning) along with mobile banking to improve customers’ financial health. It recently raised $45 million from a private equity giant, Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund. The following are some of the features of Varo Money product which looks to have been created using machine learning algorithms/techniques. Predict cashflow projections for informed spending: This is one of the key features of Varo Money AI-powered product. A supervised learning problem which could be solved using multilinear regression analysis. The underlying machine learning model could take into account some of the following features to predict the cashflow in near …

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Cryptocurrency – Technology behind Ledger Hardware Wallet Blue

Ledger, a french cryptocurrency start-up has raised $75 million for taking their hardware wallets for securing storage and transactions of cryptocurrencies around the world, and, also invest further in research and development programs. The primary goal of these hardware wallets is to store the cryptocurrency such as bitcoin and ethereum holdings offline to remove the risk of being hacked. The following are couple of products by ledger in relation to securely storing and transacting cryptocurrencies: Ledger Blue (Bitcoins) Ledger Nano S (Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies) In this post, you will learn about the technology behind Ledger’s Hardware Wallet product, namely, Ledger Wallet Blue. In one of the …

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QISKit and IBM-QX for Running Quantum Computing Applications

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IBM-Q is IBM’s initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science. IBM-Q currently recommends using QISKit and Quantum Composer for building quantum computing experiments, programs and applications which could run on real quantum computing hardware provided by IBM cloud. The details on how to get started with building and running Quantum applications can be provided on IBM’s website, IBM Q Experience (IBM-QX). In this article, let’s look at further details in relation with QISKit SDK. QISKit SDK for building Quantum Computing applications IBM-Q recommends Python software development kit (SDK) namely Quantum Information Software Kit (QISKit) which can be used for building programs, applications that could run on IBM quantum computers (quantum computing hardware). Here are some reference links: Github page on QISKit: COnsists …

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15+ Blockchain Jobs Designations for Your Next Blockchain Hire

Blockchain Job Designations

Given that Blockchain has gone mainstream, companies are now hiring blockchain developers at all levels such as following: Blockchain Development Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer Principal Software Engineer Staff Software Engineer Infrastructure Engineer Visual Designer Blockchain Technology Leadership Solution Architect, Application Architect, Lead Architect, Consultant Technology Lead Blockchain Project/Program Management Project Lead Program Manager Practice Head Business Development Business development (VP) Blockchain Job Designations from Below are some of the designations in relation to Blockchain application development whose jobs can be found on Blockchain Developer: Other designations similar to this one are following: Blockchain Software Engineer Blockchain Engineer Blockchain Platform Developer Full-stack Developer (Blockchain) IT Blockchain Engineer Blockchain Developer …

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Top 5 Java Rule Engine for 2017-2018

Java rule engine 2017 2018

This is a list of top 5 rules engine which can be used in your Java application. Out of below 5 frameworks, Drools is the most popular one. Popularity Rule Engine Summary 1 Drools A Business Rules Management System (BRMS) solution which provides a core business rules engine (BRE), a web authoring and rules management application (Drools Workbench) and an Eclipse IDE plugin for core development 2 OpenRules A general purpose business rules and decision management system 3 EasyRules EasyRules provides the Rule abstraction to create rules with conditions and actions, and the RulesEngine API that runs through a set of rules to evaluate conditions and execute actions. 4 JLisa A Clips-like Rule engine accessible from …

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CareNGrow powers Preventive Healthcare Platform with AI & Cloud-Computing

Carengrow powers Preventive healthcare platform using AI and cloud computing

CareNGrow is building a preventive healthcare platform based on AI and cloud-computing technologies. One of the goals is creating and monitoring the physical, psychological, and behavioural health profile of children in schools. The following represents key workflow steps which is implemented while examining a kid / child: Data gathering Transfer data over internet to cloud Feed the data into the analytics platform Perform the data analysis (Predictive Analytics) Generate health reports This is a brainchild of a young doctor, Dr. Meghana Kambham. CareNGrow is already making waves in different startup competitions owing to the work they have been doing. In this relation, they have been announced as one of the UberExchange winners. Check …

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AIndra uses AI to Solve Cervical Carcinoma Cancer

Aindra uses AI to solve Cervical Cancer

AIndra, a Bengaluru-based startup is into the business of building innovative products and technologies to aid computational pathology. Established in 2014, AIndra’s vision is to build state of the art medical devices for screening Cervical Carcinoma. This article is created solely based on my analysis of information found on AIndra’s website. The objective is to make readers aware of some of the following technologies AIndra is using and, how they can be used to solve healthcare problems, in general. The goal is provide food for thought to the readers such that they can use some of these technologies in their future startups. Computation Pathology Telepathology If you work in AIndra, please feel …

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Blockchain Usecase – Airline Booking and Baggage Tracking

Blockchain usecase for airline booking and baggage tracking

Blockchain is all out there to disrupt different industries requiring greater security (trust), traceability and transparency. Be it supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, real-estate, energy, airline industry etc. Here is another Blockchain use case in relation with Airline booking, baggage tracking, putting travel itinerary on Blockchain. Airlines such as Air New Zealand and Luftansa is exploring Blockchain to enhance / improve security and efficiency of services such as booking (rebooking) and baggage tracking. Blockchain would help connect suppliers such as airlines and hotels directly to sellers, allowing companies to bypass third-party vendors. Both Airline companies such as Air New Zealand and Luftansa has entered into strategic partnership with Winding Tree, a …

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Blockchain Usecase – Air Cargo Industry (Supply-chain)

Blockchain POC flydubai Aircargo Dnata

Blockchain is being aggressively pursued by business owners and technology / business evangelists in order to determine if it would help business grow in addition to bringing competitive edge as a result of technology benefits provided by the Blockchain. Recently, a Blockchain proof-of-concept (POC) is successfully completed by Dnata, a provider of air and travel services in the Middle East. They evaluated the Blockchain potential in Dubai Air Cargo industry. The following company participated in the Blockchain POC: DNata flydubai Cargo IBM Blockchain Technology Benefits As a result of Blockchain POC, following benefits were realized: Elimination of redundant data Enhance visibility and transparency for all stakeholders Business Goal vis-a-vis Business …

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Top 6 IT Automation Framework for DevOps (2017-2018)

Google Trends - IT Automation Framework for DevOps

This page lists down top 6 IT automation framework which can be used to achieve DevOps goals in relation with IT automation. Chef: Chef claims to achieve speed, scale, and consistency by automating the infrastructure. Ansible: Open-source framework in order to scale automation, manage complex deployments and speed productivity. Puppet: Puppet claims to achieve IT automation in relation with delivering and operating software. CFEngine: Open-source light-weight automation fraemwork for automating large-scale, complex and mission critical IT infrastructure. It claims that it is known for its speed, stability, security and scalability. SaltStack: IT automation framework for DevOps RunDeck Trends for IT Automation Tools (2017) Below represents the trends of Chef, Puppet …

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Top 13 Online Platforms providing IT Courses

Online Courses Reskilling

In this age when everyone is talking about reskilling and upskilling, online platforms such as, Khan Academy has taken a strong foothold in providing online education to knowledge seekers worldwide. The following is a list of some of the most popular online platforms or websites/web apps which can be used for self-paced learning or training or reskilling yourself in different technologies including AI (machine learning), Web and Mobile programming languages and related frameworks, Blockchain, Virtual Reality etc. Please feel free to suggest one or more online platforms which I did not mention. Coursera – Khan Academy – Codecademy – edX – Udacity – Udemy …

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Blockchain Usecase – Freelancer to Benefit Lot More

Blockchain has been revolutionizing different kind of businesses including financial, banking, supply chain management etc. Given the very nature of this Blockchain technology, it is also going to disrupt freelance industry benefiting mostly the freelancers. And, this blockchain network implementation most probably looks to be a public blockchain which can be implemented using platform such as ethereum. Following are some of the platforms which are already working on this idea of using Blockchain for freelancing: Ethlance is a first of its kind platform for connecting freelancers and developers. It has its database running completely on Ethereum public blockchain and front-end source files distributed on IPFS, that means it’s completely …

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Top 3 Javascript Frameworks for 2018 – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS

From trends data retrieved from sources such as Google, Stackoverflow etc., it is seeming as if the javascript framework of choice for developing your next web app has to be in one of the following. As of today, these are top three javascript frameworks trending on Google, Stackoverflow etc. Angular/AngularJS ReactJS VueJS Google Web Search Trends – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS StackOverflow Q&A Trends – Angular, ReactJS, VueJS

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Oct 2017 – Angular Vs ReactJS – Which one was Popular?

This page represents the popularity of Angular vs ReactJS in October 2017 from different sources including Google Trends etc. It is evident that Angular is seeing greater adoption followed by ReactJS. It is also interesting to note from search keywords trends that Vue.js. Another key observation is the interview questions which developers are seeking in relation with Angular. Google Trends – Angular vs ReactJS Google Popular Search Keywords – Angular vs ReactJS

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Cloud Platform Trends (Oct 2017) – AWS Wins

StackOverflow Q&A trends for Cloud Platforms

This blog represents the cloud platform trends for the month of Octobar 2017 with primary focus on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud platforms. The clear winner is AWS. Job Postings Trends Following represents job posting trends on the popular portal, Search Trends The following represents Google search trends for cloud platforms: StackOverflow Q&A Trends The following represents Stackoverflow Q&A trends for cloud platforms:

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