What is Bakkt ?

It is a Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency venture by New York Stock Exchange owner , brain child of Kelly Loeffler . Intercontinental Exchange, which owns NYSE, said it’s creating a new company called Bakkt that aims to ‘create an open and regulated, global ecosystem for cryptocurrency

  • Its Bitcoin & other cyrptocurrencies exchange platform .
  • It will convert Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into U.S Dollars.
  • New York Stock Exchange and other global marketplaces announced new company called Bakkt
  • Aims to transform Bitcoin into a trusted global currency with broad usage.
  •  Intercontinental exchange teaming with Microsoft , BCG and Starbucks .
  • Bakkt is designed to serve as a scalable on-ramp for institutional, merchant, and consumer participation in digital assets by promoting greater efficiency, security, and utility,” said Kelly Loeffler, the chief executive officer of Bakkt .
  •  Starbucks is partnering with Microsoft to bring up Bitcoin to Coffee chain – “buy, sell, store and spend digital assets.”

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These types of Crimes occurs most in India

Cybercrime, or computer oriented crime, is crime that involves a computer and a network.[1] The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target.[2] Cybercrimes can be defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)”.[3]

Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health.[4] Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement .

Source : Wikiepdia

As per statistics by Times of India & EY ,In India among st the Cyber Cr rimes reported across India , Online Banking is at helm .

Infographic: Online banking fraud tops cyber crime list in India  | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista


Which voice assistant has most market share in U.S ?

A virtual assistant is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual. Sometimes the term “chatbot” is used to refer to virtual assistants generally or specifically those accessed by online chat (or in some cases online chat programs that are for entertainment and not useful purposes).

Siri dominates voice assistant market share with 45% followed by Google Assistant.

Source : Wikipedia

Infographic: Siri Remains The Most Used Mobile Voice Assistant | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista


Interesting facts about Netflix

Netflix is is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California .

Number of employees
Increase 5,400 (2017)[4]
Key people

Reed Hastings (ChairmanCEO) , Ted Sarandos (CCO)

Revenue IncreaseUS$11.692 billion (2017)

Source : Wikipedia

Infographic: All About Netflix | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista


Satya Nadella talks about A.I , Cloud and on recent GitHub acquisition

Satya nadella in an inteview with CNBC talks about recent GitHub acuqition and also Microsoft work on A.I , Cloud etc.

What drives you to work at Microsoft ?
Taking my passion and connecting it into real world . Curiosity , love of ideas and ability to translate that into impact.

How do you compensate customer success ?
By NPS (Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. It serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research and claims to be correlated with revenue growth.)

On GitHub  acquisition
Microsoft  is a developer tool company first and all in for open source . Now developer SAAS is at the center. Both companies will operate independantly . We both share same ethos.

Any more acquisitions on horizon ?
We look for basic 3 criterias , whether its an

  1. Growing market
  2. Can add value
  3. Can integrate well

A.I and Cloud

  • Use of A.I to solve accessibility challenges.
  • Toyota is using Microsoft Azure and Azure Edge platform to entirely optimize their supply chain systems.
  • Microsoft is doing capital investment of 4-5 billion $ on cloud per year.
  • Microsoft is certainly one of 3 main players amongst Google and Amazon.

Image source : geekwire 



Elon Musk talks about time allocation , Mars colonization and how to build a future

Elon musk  ( Net worth US$19.1 billion ) is a  CEO ,Lead Designer of SpaceX | CEO of Tesla, Inc. | CEO of Neuralink. Founder of The Boring Company  .  Chairman at SolarCity

How Elon allocates his time :  Space X and Tesla : 80% of time in engineering an design : developing next generation products . 1/2 a day at Open AI (OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that aims to promote and develop friendly AI) .

If Elon was 22 today then he would like to work on  ?
AI , Cortex , Solving genetic diseases problems (Dementia , Alzymer etc ) .

How to be most useful ?
Utility (Delta) = compare to current state of art * how many people it will effect .

When we can get to Mars , or what do you think about Mars colonization?
It can accomplish within 10 years .

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Interesting facts you must know about Japan’s work culture

Here are some interesting facts about Japan’s work culture.

Japan has GDP  of $5.167 trillion ,  Per capita income: $40,849.

  • About 1/4 th Japanese companies employees work 80 hrs of overtime / month.
  • According to research Japanese took 10 days vacation leaving 10 days unused in year.
  • 63% of employess felt guilty while taking paid leave.
  • Japan has lowest productivity among G7 nation.
  • Goverment started an initiative called ‘Premium Friday’ employe need to leave their office at 3 PM every last Friday of the month.
  • Japan’s economy is facing danger due to birth rate , population . As per study population will reduct to 1/3 in 2065.
  • Japan has least % of foreign nationals as share of population.
  • Karoshi : It means death by overwork in Japanese .

For more information click here to see video.

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Will Apple reach to $1 trillion market cap ?

What is Market Capitalization ?
Market capitalization refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s outstanding shares. Commonly referred to as “market cap,” it is calculated by multiplying a company’s shares outstanding by the current market price of one share.

Below stats shows market cap of largest tech companies from 2008 to 2018 . Apple is inching towards first tech company to reach $1 trillion market cap.

Infographic: Apple Leads the Race to $1 Trillion | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Source: investopedia


What is GDPR , everything you need to know ?

What is GDPR ?

  •  It is General Data Protection Regulation.
  •  A regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within EU and European Economic Area (EEA).
  •  Enforcement date : 25th May 2018
  •  It will bring to consumers with a right to know when their data has been hacked.
  •  Google and Facebook hit with lawsuit after 25th May , which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google with 3.7 billion euros.
  •  Failure to comply with GDPR can result in a fine ranging from 10 million euros to four per cent of the company’s annual global turnover .
  • How it will affect us for EU region  : You will lot of privacy policy mail / guidelines will reaching to you and need to agree before sharing any kind of information (personal / health  / bank details) etc.  Outside EU , the big tech companies like Google and Facebook they are already re-writing / upgrading their rules and privacies.

Image source : zdnet   Cheers,

Have you heard of ICO , here are the interesting facts about ICO

  • ICO means initial coin offering , they are not regulated by any Government.
  • 6.6 billion raised in 1st Q of 2018 , 217 ICO sales
  • In ICOs your money is invested in Cryptocurrencies. During ICO 2 types of tokens you can buy
    1. Utility : Goods and services offered by Company
    2. Security : Safer
  • Company will create a digital tokens and sell it to investors , they can keep them or use it for trade.
  • Increase over 64% as compared to last Q of 2017.
  • Ethereum is most successful ICO of all time & worlds 2nd largest cryptocurrency.
  • Telegram raise 1.2 billion over ICO for which blockchain platform is yet to be build.
  • U.S with most ICO projects worth over $1B and followed by Russia with $310
  • According to study 80% of ICO’s are scams .
  • Average S&P returns are 10% & if invested in ICO’S returns are 13.2x on initial investment.
  • Singapore has launched ICO guidelines , China banned it & U.S SEC launched cyberunit to investiagate.
  • Celebrities have increasingly been promoting ICO’s which is drawing a lot of unwanted attention .

image source : Forbes