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Distributed ledger tech is facing a ‘significant education gap’

Distributed ledger technology’s popularity is clearly growing, but an education gap is preventing organizations from realizing its full potential. Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain tells The Sociable that while awareness of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has definitely increased in the last two years, some education is still required…

Its capacity and resilience has grown, improving steadily through the years, but it’s still an immature technology, and it’s understandable that corporations and governments are moving cautiously

Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain

The Virtual Power Plant: A New Era of Energy Flexibility

Since the dawn of commercially available light bulbs in the 1880s, electricity has fundamentally changed the world we live in. First, there was light. Then there were power plants, alternating current (ac), induction motors, photoelectric cells, nuclear power, wind power, solar power, battery storage, and so forth. The steady march of creative innovation in the…

We recognize that as customers adopt new clean technologies like EVs, water heaters, and heat pumps, the flexibility of these resources will be increasingly valuable in integrating renewable energy efficiently and affordably. We will develop programs and implement the technologies needed to enhance grid flexibility through the participation of these new electric loads

PGE’s strategy paper, The Path to a Decarbonized Energy Economy

KMPG Report: Tokenization will be Huge

KPMG has published a brief report on blockchain and tokenization. According to the authors, tokenization will be huge and the tech is “poised to transform commerce.” The individual receives something of value in a transferred token while the issuer (some company) receives a touchpoint, a direct point of contact that can be monitored for utilization or…

Digital tokens issued on blockchains are used to represent asset ownership and to efficiently facilitate asset exchange. By leveraging blockchain infrastructure, this digitalized form of currency uses digital tokens to control and exchange ownership in an asset or something else with perceived value


Quantum materials business deals with blockchain counterfeiting

Quantum Materials Corp (QMC), a U.S .- based nanomaterials firm, announced earlier this week an anti-counterfeiting solution that integrates nanotechnology with blockchain to tackle what the business says is a worldwide $1.8 trillion falsified products market. Quantum Materials Corp (QMC), through its proprietary high-volume continuous-flow production method…

We think our patent-pending strategy to linking the physical and digital worlds is going to be a game-changer for all those who need brand confidence in their business

CEO Stephen B. Squires

Smart Meters Make a Comeback, While Energy Storage and Microgrids Surge

According to the Advanced Energy Now 2019 Market Report, within the electricity delivery and management segment of advanced energy, it is noteworthy that advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) had two big revenue years in the United States recently, jumping 65% in 2017, to US$1.4 billion, and holding roughly steady in 2018. Smart meters and related infrastructure…

Renewable Hydrogen In The Heart Of Coal Country

Enthusiasm is building for renewable hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in key industrial sectors, and ammonia is one of them. Ammonia production consumes vast quantities of natural gas globally, but not for long if all goes according to plan. The latest development concerns two new ammonia projects in Australia, a country that is still very much in the iron grip of fossil fuels…

Hydrogen is a huge opportunity for Australia, both for domestic use and as an export opportunity – and we believe that you cannot realise the export potential without a domestic market, which is why ARENA is looking to fund renewable ammonia and other domestic applications.

ARENA CEO Darren Miller

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