Q4 capital Newsletter no. 7
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“1876: _This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication”_
WILLIAM ORTON, PRESIDENT OF WESTERN UNION
Q4’s Agne is completing Masters of Science degree in Digital Currencies and Blockchain and is writing a final thesis, titled _‘Improving the liquidity of Hedge Fund investors using the Distributed Ledger Technology’.
If you are interested in how the blockchain technology, which in corporate setting becomes Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), is affecting asset management and fund industry, or have comments- we welcome you to reach out.
Q4 Agne would highly appreciate your insights, and gladly share hers after years of studying the peculiarities of the blockchain technology.
Q4 – BLOCKCHAIN
JPMORGAN LEADS THE WAY INCORPORATING BANKS INTO COLLECTIVE BLOCKCHAIN SYSTEM
Next time when a leader, such as the banking tycoon Jamie Dimond, criticizes something, take the comments with a pinch of salt.
The Financial Times reported that JPMorgan Chase is widening the use of blockchain technology in the banking industry by expanding the Interbank Information Network (INN). The project enables banks to share information on a mutually accessible ledger and allows to monitor and swiftly solve compliance issues. Already more than 220 World’s biggest banks have joined the INN project, which will go live in the third quarter of this year.
Q4 – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES
APPLE TO LAUNCH AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES
If anyone is able to introduce innovations that we never thought we needed to the market and make them mainstream, it is Apple.
Although yet to be officially confirmed by Apple, the market expects a new wearable from the company to join the ranks of Air Pods and Apple Watch.
We expect Augmented Reality glasses to recognise objects, point you to directions, and, of course, include numerous marketing and monetization strategies.
Q4 – INVESTMENTS
BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS ARE POPULAR INVESTMENTS AMONG CORPORATES AND VCS
According to Reuters, major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building products and services using the blockchain technology. According to estimations, Venture Capital investments into blockchain startups have already reached $850 million so far this year.
THIS WEEK WE SUPPORT
We are proud of Eric Yuan for pursuing his ideas and being determined to develop Zoom Video Communications systems despite the critics saying that there is nothing more to do in ‘an oversaturated video communications market’. Welcome the new billion-dollar company, which has successfully completed the IPO last week.