Have we found the god protocol?

With the explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies in recent months that saw Bitcoin pump and 100m new wallets opened, large asset manager BlackRock slow to the party made a move investing blockchains and mining. …

With the rise of more Ransomware attacks — the most recent hitting Silicon Valley VC firms, I decided to re-post this reminder.

I wrote this a few months ago as the recrimination and finger pointing continued centred on the Solarwinds hack that showed why we need to move beyond Passwords…

Look, I’ve been warning of the inherent risks and problems with NFTs and have explained why the current NFT solutions that use the current iteration of blockchains do not, and cannot work for a whole multitude of reasons. …

Yes, you heard it here…the industry is being faced with a another Walkman, another iTunes moment, that will fundamentally redefine how the music industry works — from top to bottom, from artist to fan...

Imagine a place where music artists can interact with their fans in ‘real time’, knowing what content they have purchased, which concerts they are about to attend, and when they have safely checked into a venue. A place where artists can have a direct (financial) relationship with each fan? …

A digital world needs digital content that can be owned. A data-driven economy (democracy) needs data that is sovereign, with rights, emancipation, and identity. A world where data becomes a digital asset, empowering artists, content creators and individuals, as well as businesses and institutions of all kinds. …

For investors travel is a mega trend that cannot be ignored…

I was sort of surprised to learn how much investment, smart money is piling into the travel tech, leisure tech and the travel logistics sector.

Why is travel and leisure industry that has been pounded by the pandemic, experiencing a 90% fall in tourism and business traffic, the closure of…

Back in 2016 I delivered a keynote to the Chief Digital Officers event in London, where they were discussing the revelations that was the next big thing — Digital Transformation…and I couldn’t believe the complete tosh I was hearing. And it’s getting worse.

It was certainly a case of ‘the…

As the competitive rulebook plays out there are often two or more new technologies competing for their futures, that emerge from the crowd that have the potential to win-to become the de-facto standard. And sometimes the best technology doesn’t always win. …

Whilst investing in companies developing Quantum machines is capturing all the glory and attention, there is another branch of Quantum Computing called PQC or Post Quantum Cryptography and it is available today. …

Nick Ayton

Nick Ayton is a Deep Tech advisory to Boardrooms & Investors, Quantum Computing, AI, Blockchain specialist. Futurist speaker. Film Maker

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