Explainer #12 – Bitcoin, to the moon!

 

BITCOIN, TO THE MOON

Bitcoin broke $6,000 USD over the weekend, which is a milestone many thought would never happen. Of all the naysayers, Jaime Dimon has been one of the most outspoken. Dimon is the chairman of JP Morgan Chase, and it’s in his best interest to prop up the dollar and bash any competitor.

Last week, Adam Ludwin penned a great article and it’s by far the most important thing published last week:

A Letter to Jamie Dimon, And anyone else still struggling to understand cryptocurrencies

Dimon’s sentiment is dismissive to say the least:

When you start name calling, you are losing the moral argument. If Dimon and big banks think they are safe from disruption, they better think again because disruption has no allegiance.

5G IS COMING

Why aren’t more cars driving themselves and why haven’t robots taken over? Even if the technology existed for the cars to drive themselves and the robots to walk on two feet (both technologies exist I know, just making a point), the network isn’t ready.

THAT’S WHERE 5G COMES IN

5G is the backbone that will enable all the coming disruption. Smart cities, robots, AI, and so on… not possible without 5G.

You better prepare because 5G is coming. READ STORY

$411 Billion

The amount projected to be spent on the public cloud by 2020.

Cloud services providers are on track to cross the $400 billion mark as businesses increasingly turn to the cloud for their application needs.

FRIENDLY AI

When Salesforce began marketing development for their new AI engine they had the typical names on the drawing board…. Salesforce AI, Salesforce AI Cloud, you know, generic soulless names. That’s when CEO Marc Benioff inserted himself and said and told the marketing team to shove it.

How Salesfoce plans to make AI friendly

STORIES YOU’VE GOT TO READ

How AI can help us with cyber security, hint hint, machines are better at this than we are.

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Can AWS be beat? According to this report, there might be another king of cloud revenue.

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The last web company you want making original content (tv show) is thinking about it…

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Another reason why you don’t let domains expire, it crashed your cloud.

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HPE quits custom cloud server business as it looks to streamline entire portfolio as part of it’s NEXT initiative.

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Cisco wants to make App Dynamics better so they bought a real time data processing tool to integrate with it.

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Netapp is refocusing from being a storage company to a data company. So what’s that mean? I don’t know. They bought a cloud company earlier this year but besides that, they are a storage company.

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