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Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum

There’s a big opportunity for cities to better harness the sharing economy to achieve municipal goals and give power back to the people, Rustrum says.

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

FBI investigates attempted mobile vote hacking in West Virginia

The possible attempt was unsuccessful and no votes were changed but West Virginia’s Secretary of State says the investigation announcement aims to act as a “deterrent”.

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Work begins on Hanoi's $4.2 billion smart city

Japanese finance firm Sumitomo and the conglomerate BRG Group have formed a joint venture for the development in the Dong Anh district.

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.

World's northernmost energy-positive building unveiled

World's northernmost energy-positive building unveiled

Powerhouse Brattørkaia aims to set a new standard for the construction of buildings by producing more energy than it consumes over its lifespan

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

Blockchain e-voting: Backed by US candidate, hacked in Moscow

Blockchain e-voting: Backed by US candidate, hacked in Moscow

Blockchain-enabled voting: revolutionary for democracy or a recipe for disaster?

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

Blockchain foundation aims to disrupt with clean air programme

MXC will financially reward individuals, businesses and governments by tokenising the active monitoring of pollution and for taking measures to reduce it.

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

The University of Liverpool’s Stephen Finnegan explores the pros and cons of carbon offsetting and outlines Liverpool’s bid to become the UK’s first ’climate positive’ city by the end of 2020.

Measuring the value of blockchain

Measuring the value of blockchain

The World Economic Forum and Accenture have designed a framework and visual roadmap with key questions to ask when building a blockchain business case.