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News roundup: AWS suffers outage, Salesforce eyes Slack, and the UK doubles down against Huawei

A roundup of this week's tech news, including a major AWS outage, a huge Salesforce/Slack acquisition rumour, and some major layoffs at IBM.

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News roundup: more Senate heat for Facebook/Twitter, Huawei sells Honor, and VMware breaks into blockchain

A roundup of this week’s tech news, including more US Senate grilling for big tech, a blockchain venture for VMware, and the verdict on Apple’s M1 chips.


Could blockchain power the next smart city?

Blockchain is being used to bring a smart city on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to life. How will its use benefit business? And what are the potential pitfalls?

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Innovators are now seriously courting ideas of having cryptocurrencies without the internet for emerging markets, due to slow connectivity rates.

COVID makes a compelling case for blockchain

Is blockchain the solution to the lack of connectivity and data exchange built into our global supply chains?

Why is cryptocurrency so big in Latin America?

According to a survey by Statista, Latin America has the most crypto currency users in the world. So why is cryptocurrency so popular, and what does it mean for the region?

Singapore emerging as global centre of blockchain expertise

What are the key recent developments in blockchain technology in Singapore?

Tech Cynic: Facebook's cryptic currency move raises eyebrows

Cryptocurrencies are often dismissed as speculative fake money with no future... but when Facebook enters the fray, it's serious.

Why investment in Blockchain training makes sense

From internships to blockchain schools, blockchain training seeks to address growing skills gap

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

How blockchain is enabling financial inclusion for 70 million unbanked Filipinos

In the Philippines, an estimated 56 per cent of citizens have limited access to the modern financial ecosystem. To solve this crisis, Union Bank and ConsenSys have developed a blockchain platform that connects rural banks.

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