The ad world is often regarded as an early adopter of tech. Global brands wanting to be seen as innovative and ahead of the curve are quick to jump on the latest, shiniest tech. From Augmented Reality to Instagram filters and curated experiential experiences, brands and their advertising agencies constantly have their radars out for the next big trend that could generate buzz, go viral, create hype and capture attention-deficit eyeballs.
All this effort works towards building up precious brand equity for companies — the reason why consumers will pay multiple times per dollar compared to a similar but no-brand product. …
Another fan echo.
Since my last post on Bitcoin in late September, the price has gone up by a bonkering 40–50%. That’s right.
If you somehow took my article as a buy-signal, and bought say $200, you would have made close to a cool $100. Now, I am not a financial advisor, but this lucky strike has got me feeling highly smug indeed.
Enough to talk more about it to anyone who’s listening.
I hope you own some Bitcoin, but I also don’t want to be held responsible for your personal financial decisions is what I am saying.
So let me go on a tirade — as any hodler convert does — about why Bitcoin is humanity’s future. This could all unravel within the next day, or month, but let’s humour me for today. …
Better to be wrong than boring.
As humans, we often berate ourselves over our mistakes and failures in life. A broken glass. A lost ticket. A missed opportunity. Collectively, we are on a never-ending quest for perfection, where any sign of human error is to be tweezed out, eliminated and stamped out into oblivion.
But to err is human. And in this current reign of technology, to continually err in every possible way is our only hope for resistance.
The future is already written on the wall. There is only one direction that the technology ramp is headed — up. Faster, smaller, cleaner, quieter. From cameras to computers, whatever specs a chip or machine has, it can be improved by 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and so on. …
How it happens in 4 parts.
My brain processing power is being used up elsewhere, so here’s a more lighthearted article that still features a list, but on a more personal note. I have been living in Berlin for a little more than four years now and while I still hang onto my Asian and Singaporean identity, I can’t help but notice the ways in which I am slowly becoming Germanized. Obviously this is not a bad thing. …
And that could be a good thing.
Over the past few tumultuous months, the price of Bitcoin has failed to significantly breach the ceiling of $12,500 in USD, instead hovering above and teasing below the psychological level of $10,000. As of now, the price is $10,700, with no hint of further notable price movement for the coming week except of going sideways.
On the surface, it appears to be a bulls versus bears situation, with the market in stalemate. …
Many of us have contemplated leaving Facebook at one point or another. Whether because of their increasingly intrusive privacy terms or because of the more general ills of social media. Perhaps, you also just watched Netflix’s The Social Dilemma.
But many of us still hesitate to leave because of the perceived loss of benefits. Benefits such as connection, networking and free gossip.
While you contemplate on deleting your Facebook account, there are usually three pathways which you can take from here:
We live in a global world and cryptocurrency is by its very nature, borderless. So it is expected for cryptocurrency entities to have sprawling offices and employees from around the globe, from Malta to Switzerland and then, Singapore.
And for good reason too.
In an aggressive bid to be a FinTech hotbed, Singapore has an open-arms regulatory posture on cryptocurrencies, which has brought the companies flocking in. If positioned correctly (like erm maybe, call it a Foundation?), a Singapore offshore cryptocurrency company is legally exempt from Singapore corporate income tax as well as withholding tax and GST.
Quick wins that go beyond switching off the lights when not in use.
Climate change is happening, it is real. But like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, most of us are still biding our time and waiting for the right moment to jump into action. I mean, why inconvenience ourselves until it is totally necessary, right?
Well, I make it easy for you to act now and feel good about lowering your carbon footprint. In this article, I list down 4 simple and tech-savvy switches you can make today to help turn the odds in humanity’s favour. …
It’s all about the utility.
Diving green into the choppy waters of cryptocurrencies often leads to a crash and burn. Venturing anywhere beyond the top two coins, Bitcoin and Ethereum, lands one firmly in altcoin territory — a teeming 2,000-strong shark pool full of irresistible cash grabs, empty partnerships and exit scams, compounded even further by the DeFi craze.
But legitimate projects exist if you care to investigate deeper. Here, I’ve picked four projects that have interesting and compelling real-world applications and blockchain utilities that exist beyond the cryptocurrency ecosystem. No exchange coins.
Crypto beginners usually find it relatable and assuring to find tangible assets that they can download and use straight away. …
It’s time to build privacy into your app stack.
Online scams are rife and a mere three clicks away as any digital native parked in cyberspace will know. Even more so now that the economy is making a downturn, and with plenty of opportunists waiting to liberate unsuspecting victims from their liquid cash.
Within the past few months alone, I was contacted by a friendly impersonator over Facebook messenger, had unauthorised payments made on my Skype account and had an unauthorised login to my Evernote. Troublesome, isn’t it?
Just as you would set up basic security features in your home, the same should be done to protect how we perform functions and transactions online. At the very least, it’s simple cyber hygiene for everyone. …