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June 22, 2022

For more than a decade now, we have been in an era of digital transformation. Entire industries and services now not just exist, but thrive — many of which didn’t exist even 10 years ago, or were at least in their infancy. The music industry has seen a major upheaval.  It is about to see another considerable change, this time by colliding with financial technology.  In the music world, the physical format is being replaced by digital. By Q2 of 2021 there were over 523 million people subscribing to music streaming platforms — this discounts the many more that listen...

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Photograph of various real crypto coins on a black background
June 7, 2022

If you just read the headlines, you would be forgiven for thinking that crypto is unsafe, a scam, or a mixture of the above. Perhaps it’s the volatility that catches your eye — how it makes people rich one day, and wipes them out the next. Or, maybe Elon Musk said something about a memecoin.

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May 23, 2022

Seventy years is a lifetime. For many, they will have had several jobs and retired. But for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the upcoming Platinum Jubilee marks seven decades in just the single job.

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May 18, 2022

If you were to see a headline stating that eight out of 23 UK unicorns are founded by minority ethnic people, then you could be forgiven for assuming that this is a fantastic sign of progress for diversity and representation in business. Yet a deeper dive into this data paints a different picture. The first reveal is that none of the eight have been founded by Black people. The second is that none of the founders are women. 

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Meta Worms featuring one of the proposed Worms-themed NFTs called Colonel.
April 14, 2022

You’d think Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and gaming would go hand-in-hand as most games nowadays already have in-game stores to purchase virtual items. Yet right now, the relationship between the two has been rocky, to say the least. 

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March 8, 2022

It is wonderful to see new and emerging femtech startups, it feels like an exciting time for the space and it is definitely long overdue. Interest in the industry is definitely on the rise as global VC investment crossed the 1 billion mark in 2021.

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July 14, 2021

The education sector is often called out due to its difficulty to implement change - whether that is because institutions have legacy systems in place, don’t have the time it takes to adopt new technologies, or the affordability aspect. The sector needs to change its image as “stuck in the past”, but thankfully there are tangible steps it can take to get there.

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October 12, 2020

There are many steps to creating and manufacturing a sustainable product but ultimately it starts with one important thing: materials. While many plastics can be recycled today, a sustainable, eco-friendly product is more than just how it can be disposed of by the end consumer when it reaches its end of life, but how that material came to be in the first place. Fortunately, this step isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Companies that are already familiar with manufacturing products will likely already have the tooling in place, which means the next step is to find the materials to suit...

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