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The rise of cryptocurrency crime and what it means for regulation

While cryptocurrencies continue rising in popularity among retail investors, so too has the rise in crypto-related fraud continued to rise at an even faster pace. According to data by Pinsent Masons, 2021 is the fourth consecutive year that reports of cryptocurrency fraud have seen an increase of more than 100% year on year. In the UK, …

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A victim of hype? Think again—augmented reality is just getting started’

It would be easy to say that augmented reality (AR) already had its moment. The mixed-reality tech seemed to saturate the global market in 2016 through the popularity Pokémon Go and social media filters. However, as the so-called hype dies down in public knowledge, uncovering the real benefits of AR is an easier task. And …

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How a green recovery from COVID-19 can solve the global energy access crisis

Electricity is a crucial commodity of the 21st century. Discovered hundreds of years ago, electricity is ingrained in every aspect of our lives – whether it is heating or cooling our homes, lighting office buildings, running public transport, or powering the systems needed to manufacture everyday products. Individuals like myself have become so dependent on …

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How Emerging Technologies are Accelerating the Energy Transition

‘Energy efficiency’ and ‘energy transition’ – these two phrases are hot topics today. Used by individuals, corporations, and governments alike, these terms are at the forefront of the worldwide climate change debate. But what do they really mean for our environment, and can they benefit our world in other ways? Further, how are the emerging …

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Crypto Regulation needs to uphold the value of decentralization

Following China’s decision to make cryptocurrency transactions illegal, the West needs to think carefully about its own approach to crypto regulation. Crucially, this moment could represent an opportunity for the West to lead the crypto-sphere – but this can only be achieved with the right kind regulation. What might this look like? Last month, Gary …

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The role of technology in tackling climate change

As life reminds us daily, the power of technology is truly limitless. Ever since the industrial revolution began in the mid-19th century, our lives have continued to be enriched by a constant state of technological evolution, which have helped transform how we live, almost invariably for the better. It’s tough to imagine our lives today without …

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Formula 1 is here to stay

As a growing number of major automobile manufacturers pledge to invest their long-term future in road cars that are 100% electric, including Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari, Renault, and Aston Martin, the question of what will happen to some of these brands’ leading Formula 1 team becomes increasingly pressing. In October last year Honda, which supplies engines …

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Blockchain hasn’t lived up to its potential yet—here’s why

Say the word ‘blockchain’ and most will think of Elon Musk and Dogecoin, or the NFT craze that swept the internet, churning out fan tokens and capitalising on noughties memes. But these are just distractions to the real power of blockchain. At its core a decentralized public ledger system, the technology within will fundamentally alter …

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The future of spaceflight depends on a private-public consortium

The year 2021 might be remembered as the year in which the space race gained a new lease of life. But rather than nation-states competing for global hegemony, it is being played out as a battle of private interests – namely, which corporation will hold the bragging rights of getting humanity back to the moon. …

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Smart cities are the future, but how will they be governed?

This summer, the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance celebrated its 2-year anniversary in working towards the UN’s Sustainable Goal 11 to”make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” A global conversation on smart cities is needed more than ever – with the adverse impact of the global pandemic having made these goals more difficult to attain …

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Social impact is the litmus test for emerging technologies

The world is at an inflexion point in the course of the history of technology. Thanks to the imminent arrival of the internet of things, we will soon be more connected to each other and the technologies with which we have populated our world than we ever have been. We are also expanding the physical …

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