Is blockchain the key to trust in social media?

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018 drew massive attention to the way in which social media companies handle their users’ private data.

At the time, details regarding how Facebook had been providing users' personal information to third parties made the headlines around the globe, and caused the public to think more carefully about what happens to the personal data they offer social media firms.

Since then, it seems that trust in social media companies has...

Blockchain identity market to grow £2.57bn by 2025

Cambridge Analytica, blockchain and data breaches

Infiniti Research has forecast a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 71% for the global blockchain identity management market from 2021 to 2025.

The marketing research firm’s new report, titled ‘Global Blockchain Identity Management Market 2021-2025’, expects the global market to grow by $3.58 billion (£2.57bn) during the four year period.

The study assumes that the market for blockchain identity management will continuously expand as the growth of cloud...

£8.6 billion investment gap in blockchain and AI is holding back the EU

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The European Union (EU) needs to invest €10 billion (£8.6 billion) more each year in order to stay in the global artificial intelligence and blockchain race.

This was the stark warning from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Commission in its latest new study on the state of play in AI and blockchain technologies in the EU - ‘Artificial intelligence, blockchain and the future of Europe: How disruptive technologies create opportunities for a green and digital...

Elder Research partners with Smarter Contracts in blockchain and AI play

Elder Research, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science technologies, has signed a strategic partnership with Smarter Contracts, a UK based fintech company focused on data privacy. The two businesses are preparing to launch the first of its kind data privacy platform, by combining the unique features of blockchain technology with artificial intelligence.

Together they plan to incorporate elements of Elder Research’s AI and machine learning knowledge into an...

SettleMint looks to blockchain self-sovereign identity with IdentiMint

A core tenet of blockchain technologies is trust - but not just from a standpoint of having records on an immutable ledger. The concept of blockchain for digital identity - enabling 'more secure management and storage of digital identities by providing unified, interoperable, and tamper-proof infrastructure with key benefits to enterprises, users, and IoT management systems', as ConsenSys puts it - is increasingly key.

One essential part of this, from the user side, is...