Solving the Cryptocurrency Puzzle

Solving the Cryptocurrency Puzzle

The UAE's new crypto asset regulatory framework must strike the balance between providing a safe environment without stifling innovation and investment  


The UAE's Space Ambitions Are Not New

The UAE's Space Ambitions Are Not New

While space might be humanity’s final frontier, a mission to Mars, an astronaut program and plans for microgravity construction on Mars mark what seems like the beginning for the UAE.

Dubai: Leader of the Block(chain)?

Dubai: Leader of the Block(chain)?

In early 2016, a group of information and financial technologists and public officials convened on the sidelines of the World Government Summit to discuss a new technology that had the potential to disrupt the digital landscape of the city –  blockchain.

Welcome to the Crypto Economy

Welcome to the Crypto Economy

Because of Blockchain, we're no longer bound to traditional currencies to exchange value. Anything that can be tokenised can be authenticated, exchanged and monitored in a global, indelible ledger.

Cognitive Future of Cities

Cognitive Future of Cities

Xische Reports hosts a panel with IBM, Dubai Future Foundation and Smart Dubai to talk about the future, at the launch of Dubai's AI Roadmap.

Battle for the Internet

Battle for the Internet

Ninety percent of data on the internet has been created in the past two years.

Spark of Rebellion

Spark of Rebellion

Threats to our data in the ether-world parallel a more tangible threat that has dogged society for much of our modern history: the worth of money. 

Birth of Bitcoin

Birth of Bitcoin

On October 31, 2008, an email from Satoshi Nakamoto was sent to a mailing list of cryptography enthusiasts with the subject line, “Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper”

So, what is Blockchain?

So, what is Blockchain?

Extremely simplified, Blockchain is an indelible, anonymous, public ledger of every transaction you make.

The Age of Blockchain

The Age of Blockchain

The dream of a self-regulated, secure, decentralised network sparked in the 1980s, grew in the 90s, realised in the 2000s, and went mainstream in 2016.

Why Nobody Will Care in Ten Years

Why Nobody Will Care in Ten Years

If all goes according to plan Blockchain will be embedded within nearly every organisation on the planet in the next decade.

Smart City Origins

Smart City Origins

A team of computer programmers sort through reams of recently digitised and centralised data from the US Census Bureau, the LA Police Department, LA County Assessor.

Rise of the Modern Smart City

Rise of the Modern Smart City

Whispers of the modern smart city movement began in 2005, when CISCO accepted a challenge from the Clinton Foundation to make cities more sustainable.

The Digital Future

The Digital Future

Even as city planners work to operationalise the ICT infrastructure of the past 10 years, the technology that spurred the smart city movement continues to race forward.

The Smart City in 2016

The Smart City in 2016

After ten years of investment in smart city programs, there was no global consensus on what defines a smart city.

The City of Experiences

The City of Experiences

How are smart cities responding to the changing global technology landscape?