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Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

Blockchain trust protocol launched to connect Beijing, Geneva and Toronto

The cities will serve as interconnected hubs for blockchain centres of excellence around the world and operate under a common trust protocol.

London deploys AI for cycle route planning

London deploys AI for cycle route planning

The sensors use AI to detect road users and decide which mode of transport they are using. A trial found that the Vivacity sensors are up to 98 per cent more accurate than manual methods.

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

Bamboo bikes and electric skateboards take to the track at MOVE 2020

As SmartCitiesWorld is a media partner for MOVE 2020, readers can get 50 per cent off a pass.

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game

Blockchain could help make cities more secure and generate new value. Gianni Minetti CEO, Paradox Engineering, explains how.


New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020

Rabih Arzouni, Fujitsu UK’s CTO of transport, shares his transport predictions for the year ahead.

Five ‘holistic’ tech trends set to shape smart cities in 2020

Five ‘holistic’ tech trends set to shape smart cities in 2020

ABI Research’s analysts have identified 35 trends that will shape the technology market and lead to cities developing advanced urban strategies over the next 12 months.

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

E-service could process Dubai residency applications in under 40 minutes

Running on the Dubai Now platform, the application facilitates the transactions and procedures required to issue residency visas.

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Smart cities will succeed through systematic planning and a focus on economic vitality

Platform models can help cities move from being ‘fractionally smart’ to overall intelligent. Learn from the progress of cities such as Amsterdam, Duisburg and Cagliari.

Dubai launches blockchain policy

Dubai launches blockchain policy

The policy complements Smart Dubai’s blockchain strategy, which aims to enable the government to conduct 100 per cent of applicable transactions via blockchain by 2020.