Q4 capital Newsletter no. 6
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
_‘Blockchain is already disrupting the financial markets’_
CHRISTINE LAGARDE, HEAD OF IMF
Q4 Agne and Emile are grateful to Mr. Frank Jürgen Richter for invitation to participate and be guest speakers at the Horasis Global Meeting in Portugal last week. The Horasis annual gathering was truly spectacular, assembling heads of states, ministers and influential business leaders. 800 people from 71 countries participated, with the event being compared to the World Economic Forum.
Next stop for Q4- CEE Small-Scale LNG Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania, where Q4 Agne and Emile will be presenting opportunities of blockchain technology for the oil and gas industry.
Q4 – BLOCKCHAIN
BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES ALREADY USING BLOCKCHAIN
Forbes has released a list of companies that have minimum revenues or valuations of $1 billion and that are already using the blockchain technology.
The companies include giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel, Cargill, Citigroup BNP Paribas, MasterCard, Nestle, Samsung, Siemens, Visa, Wal-Mart and others.
Believe it or not, many people are still sleeping or criticising the blockchain technology without fully understanding the use and need of it. We hope that this list inspires and leads the way.
Q4 – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR GOOD
There are two key areas where Artificial Intelligence is being applied most prominently- military and medicine. Albeit many fear that the AI can lead us to the wrong direction, the solutions to medicine and health service are really outstanding.
At Horasis, Q4 met a robotics company Motus Nova which have developed a robotic glove that helps patients to recover from stroke with dramatically positive results, avoiding costly physiotherapy sessions. In the meantime Forbes is reporting that Artificial Intelligence is powering a boom in Israel’s digital health sector.
We believe that together, and preserving good values, we can direct the machines for the better future of humanity.
Q4 – INVESTMENTS
GERMAN INVESTMENTS IN RUSSIA ARE PICKING UP AGAIN
Politics, media messages and business are totally different things.
The German trade lobby announced in a statement that the volume of investments by German companies into the Russian economy hit the record high last year, since the financial crisis of 2008. Despite various sanctions, the investments exceeded EUR 3.2 billion in 2018, with the money flowing not only to geopolitically important gas projects, but also to small and medium sized Russian businesses.
THIS WEEK WE SUPPORT
For using using Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for good:
For reinventing the rehabilitation therapy and helping stroke survivors to heal in a much faster, cheaper and fun way. We wish a company a successful expansion and adoption of this fantastic product to the retail market.