Is Blockchain the future of tech?

Apple, Alphabet (Google), Facebook and Amazon – will their reign last forever?

Concern over the amount of power and information held by some of the world’s largest tech companies such as Apple, Alphabet (Google), Facebook and Amazon appears to be growing in today’s society.

Recent months have seen increasing interest and investment in a new emerging technology – ‘Blockchain,’ a version of the technology that brought us bitcoin. It is believed that Blockchain technology could be used to build similar platforms to those of the big tech companies however, in a more cooperative style – owned by all who participate or invest, avoiding the super-concentration of wealth and power into one company.

Blockchain experiments are now popping up all over the world, so who knows what the future holds…

Find out more by reading the full Newsweek article on their website.

 

 

Game of Code 2015

A competition for software developers to win £100,000game of code2

Develop an app for £100,000.

Game of Code is described as a “quest to build an app for the heath and beauty, fitness or nutrition sector.” First, submit a proposal of your app. If you’re proposal is successful, you’ll then develop that idea into a working prototype. The final 15 will then battle it out at a grand finale in London in May 2016.

The Hut Group are looking for skilled, strong, and ambitious individuals who have a great idea which can be developed into an app. If you think that’s you, apply here. Be warned, the website is unique and finding the brief is a challenge in itself!

If you’re considering applying, but don’t know how to build an app, or maybe you’re a master coder but lack an innovative idea, come along to the Tech Startup Panel at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015. Make a team, get some advice or network with industry experts – Monday 16th November (time and location TBC!).