As we talk with clients about blockchain implementations at scale, a question we often get is, “What about the high-energy consumption?” This is a common misconception, as only some blockchain implementations are big energy consumers. Here’s why. Blockchain technology can facilitate trust in distributed systems. How that trust is built affects the amount of energy required. The main challenge is achieving consistency of data across the network so everyone has an identical and unalterable version of the truth. More...

The utilities industry is undergoing a paradigm shift. Central to this evolution is the increasing importance they are placing on diversifying their revenue streams to bolster shrinking bottom lines. Several elements are contributing to the decline in revenues and profits of traditional utilities: stagnant demand due to the success of energy efficiency initiatives and rapidly rising volumes of renewable energies, as well as increasing costs and intensifying competition from new market players. More...

Studies on corporate wellness programs have shown that companies that proactively focus on improving employee health and well-being see significant benefits including a reduction in lost work days and employee healthcare costs. One of the key drivers of success for wellness programs is the proactive nature of monitoring and managing lifestyle factors such as nutrition and fitness. More...

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