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First block-chain for taxi services – revolution or evolution?

20 Feb

Few years ago Uber, Taxify and similar ride sharing companies shook taxi industry. Today, A2B, Lithuania based taxi company, claims to revolutionize taxi ride industry by putting operational model (including transactions) on block-chain.

The first decentralized platform for commuting across 46 cities in Europe. A2B provides a solution to connect customers with accredited drivers directly. ICO is planned on March 7th.

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Where motivation does come from?

8 Feb

Motivation is a key driver why people are getting up in the morning and why they want or do not want to ‘show up in the office’. Motives and motivation are different. People are different in general. From academic perspective, there are several books written on the subject but what works in practice?

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Why we should care about cryptocurrencies?

1 Feb

Recently a lot of buzz has been around cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin especially. Do we need to care?

You might know Revolut – bank card and application that claims to provide modern day banking ease to everyday customers as well as offer ‘better’ currency exchange rates while traveling or paying online. They have recently added and do plan to add other services as well and is applying for banking license in Lithuania. (more https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/07/revolut-is-applying-for-a-european-banking-license-to-become-a-true-bank/)

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Use of Block-chain for Common Good

21 Dec

Block-chain is the word of the year especially if looking back few months. Bitcoins are appreciated heavily and, in my opinion, value on ‘paper’ is created without having substantial economic value. Having said that, governmental ICOs can actually be used for common good by easing cash flows, spending less and gaining more economic value. If we think for a while, what would it mean to introduce such currency for entire European Union.

Estonia is making first steps in this respect. Here is the article worth reading: We’re planning to launch estcoin — and that’s only the start

Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Reveal What They’re Actually Good For in 2018

17 Dec

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/future-of-bitcoin-blockchain-2018/amp

Nudge Theory and Education

2 Aug

An interesting blog post on Nudge Theory and Education by Anthony Steed. Definitely worth reading and thinking if you can apply some of the practices in your daily routine and bringing up your children.

If you are interested in the subject then book called “Nudge: Improving decision about Health, Wealth and Happiness” is one to read.

Link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness/dp/014311526X

Emotional Shopping and Buyable Pins

25 Jun

Just few weeks ago news came on buyable pins – feature that is going to be introduced later this year within Pinterest together with Apple Pay, Shopify and few retailers. Today, you can read variety of articles on the topic. It seems that the announcement itself has made a revolution and everyone is so excited just about the news not solution itself. (Few links below).

Idea itself is not anything innovative, even more it would be wrong to think that some kind of technological or business model disruption will happen. However there are some issues that are worth consideration, just to name few – buying on demand, or in other words – buying what customer likes and wishes. Buying without number of authentications thus making online shopping more easier.

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