Blockchain: disrupting development or a mirage of technology?

ICTs are pervasive and undeniably a part of development agendas worldwide. In this post, I’d like to briefly examine how ICTs are contributing to development and whether new technologies, such as blockchain, are helping to alleviate poverty as many experts claim. In the entrepreneurial and business world, disruption is a …

Data and Health: The ‘yes, but(s)’ of Health Insurance Providers Tracking Your Fitness Data

Responsible data. Those were the words that stuck with me after reading the post by Samar Riaz on this very blog and stayed with me as I read the following article. Suzanne Barlyn, writing for Reuters, covers the story of John Hancock’s move to ‘sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones’.