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The Roaring 2020s - Chris Skinner's blog

I blogged the other day about a $3 trillion spending spree, that I just didn’t see happening. The points I made were: it is the higher income families who have been most comfortable during this lockdown, along with essential workers who have seen no change in pay; but who has …

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The Finanser’s Week: 29th March 2021- 4th April 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

This week’s main blogs include … Venezuela replaces national currency with bitcoin In a fascinating move Venezuela, which has been a basket-case economy ever since Hugo Chavez died in 2013, has dropped their national currency (the bolivar) and any ties to the US dollar, and decided to link their national …

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Teach children things machines cannot learn - Chris Skinner's blog

I am involved in a number of activities, one of which is a not-for-profit called The Portrait Foundation. This is a bit of a pivot, but it’s all about encouraging creativity in children, as it is the human and emotional skills that children should learn today. Children should not be …

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Venezuela replaces national currency with bitcoin - Chris Skinner's blog

In a fascinating move Venezuela, which has been a basket-case economy ever since Hugo Chavez died in 2013, has dropped their national currency (the bolivar) and any ties to the US dollar, and decided to link their national currency to bitcoin instead. This follows years of hyperinflation where the bolivar …

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The view from 2050

I talk a lot about companies that are cloud-based versus cloud-native, and know that it is the difference between a digital-immigrant and a digital ... in another major health crisis or a global war. Lesson? We live with risk and deal with it.

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Spotting State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Some of it, though, is to ensure compliance with data privacy regulations. “I think all costs around securing data will continually increase in the years ahead,” Edwards says. “Securing data due to cybersecurity or data privacy laws brings a level ...