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Friday, April 3, 2020

Social Impact

How innovators are using technology to improve society

Forkast Extra: A TV anchor’s guide to videoconferencing in style in these turbulent times

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Covid-19 has made online video meetings a career necessity. What are the do's and don'ts for your next Zoom call? "We're all television anchors and presenters now," says Forkast.News editor-in-chief Angie Lau.

Analysis: Are the ‘digital dollars’ in the $2 trillion stimulus plan the first step...

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Coronavirus' impact on the U.S. economy might hasten the creation of a digital dollar.

Coronavirus prevention tips for the long haul: face masks, social distancing, hand wipes and...

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Coronavirus fears spread panic as well as infection. Face masks, hand washing and social isolation are best practices.

Is Covid-19 universal basic income’s moment?

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Robotics and blockchain will unleash massive job losses as workers struggle to adjust. Should society offer UBI to ease the economic pain?

Can blockchain voting break the cycle of elections fraud in Africa?

A decentralized, digitized and secure voting system could make elections more transparent, honest and trusted. But can blockchain voting also stem violence against voters — and overcome stains from the Voatz debacle?

Going for gold amid coronavirus recession fears

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Gold bars are unwieldy. Gold futures and ETFs carry risks. Can gold-backed crypto, or tokenized gold, be a safer hedge during the current market tumult?

Coronavirus and the challenge of reporting timely and accurate medical data

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CEO of Hedera Hashgraph explains how distributed ledgers can help front-line doctors and scientists in the battle against Covid-19, and how the emerging techology may be the future of international disaster relief.

How bitcoin is helping African migrant workers and their families save money

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Blockchain technology now offers hope to radically transform the African remittances industry in favor of migrant workers and their families.

India crypto leader calls Supreme Court victory against central bank ‘game changer’ for industry

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India's crypto sector saw a major boost after its Supreme Court ruled to lift a ban on crypto trading, paving the way for more blockchain development.

Tokenized gold: smart investment as coronavirus fuels economic turmoil?

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Coronavirus fears are sending markets tumbling. Could tokenized gold, or gold-backed crypto, be the next-generation investment in times of economic trouble?