Qualcomm led a joint venture that is developing LinkNYC, a municipal Wi-Fi and connected city service. During her talk in "Building the Connected Ecosystem for Smart Cities" at CES, Kiva Allgood asserted that public-private partnerships are the future of smart city projects, and are pursuing similar collaborative partnerships for other projects in other cities. One such example is LinkNYC replacing NYC city pay phones.
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Blockchain technology could hold the key to lowering the cost of real estate transactions by streamlining processes and reducing intermediaries. Potential areas of application include purchasing, leasing, and property management.
Lower Real Estate Transaction Costs With Blockchain Technology
Advocates of decentralized ledger technology say it can streamline transaction processes, reduce fraud, eliminate middlemen, and cut costs.
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De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, is using blockchain technology in a pilot project to track diamond sales. Participants can view all transactions while identities and the value of sales are hidden. The goal is to reassure buyers that the gems they’re purchasing are both genuine and not conflict diamonds.
Diamond Trade Turns to Blockchain Technology