Why UK FMCG firms profits face the threat of extinction from the strategic threats of Tesco, Aldi and Amazon combined

Key strategic threats facing UK FMCG firms: The battle of the Giants – Tesco, Sainsbury/ Asda and Morrisons The growth of discount formats such as Aldi, Lidl The impact of Amazon and Digital channels (web, mobile & voice) How can FMCG firms respond to avoid extinction? Better strategic selling practices to counter countering the purchasing functions of the giant retailers …

Is the IoT one of the most valuable potential applications for Blockchain?

At the mention of blockchain technology, what the mind of the average individual conceives is bitcoin. However, disruptive ability of the distributed ledger technology exceeds FinTech. Thankfully, it has been gaining enormous attention in many areas beyond its cryptocurrency roots since more or less 2014. At the heart of Blockchain technology is the secure exchange of data and the validation …

How will consumers be affected by utility companies exploiting decentralised Blockchain tech

Blockchain has grabbed the attention of the heavily regulated power industry as it braces for an energy revolution in which both utilities and consumers will produce and sell electricity. Although it effect is indirect on consumers, Blockchain could offer a reliable, low-cost way for financial or operational transactions to be recorded and validated across a distributed network with no central …

Could Crypto Capital Markets Save Mankind From New Global Financial Storm?

In this post, Nick Ayton looks beyond the current system at Crypto Capital Markets 2.1, to a new world of finance and capital markets. The current Fractional Reserve banking system that few trust is failing, creaking at the seams. Will crypto economics be the only thing left as the global economies collapse under massive debts hidden from sight behind the media’s fake …

Ethereum-Based Humaniq To Deliver Banking 4.0 to 2 Billion Unbanked

Nick Ayton caught up with Humaniq founder Alex Fork, who has an ambition to help eliminate poverty by delivering new banking options to emerging markets in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia so that everyone who needs can get access to financial services. Using a new reputation concept based on proof of face for identity management, Humaniq has a …

Ethereum Smart Contracts At Heart of Next TV Revolution: 21M Story

Nick Ayton, the sage of Shoreditch, explores the impact of Blockchain technologies and his own motivation to get involved in a new concept for funding a Blockchain TV based on smart contracts. Scripted TV High-quality television called scripted TV is very fast becoming the viewing of choice for everyone who is challenged by live programming or reality TV where the …

Blockchain the Return of Trust

As you read this, try to liberate yourself and shed links with the past. This is the lens through which you need to look at Blockchain as your prejudices may make you blind to the opportunity. Blockchain’s Relevance Here is the thing, and something you may not of occurred to you until now; we are entering a new era, a …

50 shades of Blockchain

You need a Blockchain strategy and your company needs one… Here is the thing. You can either embrace Blockchain or ignore it believing it to be hype. You can go through the motions and create great theatre by pretending your organization is doing Blockchain stuff and that you are also buying into the ethos. You may believe having a Lab, …