Welcome to 2021, where the outlook for the tech sector is strong. As a variety of emerging technologies come to fruition here are three key tech trends for the year ahead.
The UK and Europe are slowly moving towards becoming cashless societies. In comparison, emerging economies – where cash is a complex system – are already ahead of the game because they don’t have access to basic banking facilities.
Bitcoin has grasped the media’s attention for many months. As the most well-known example of blockchain technology, interest is at its peak and prices skyrocketed – even hitting $17,000 in December. But what actually is bitcoin, and how is it associated with blockchain technology?
Despite a degree of uncertainty as the UK government prepares to trigger Article 50, the London technology scene continues to thrive. In a new KPMG survey, the capital is placed above all other European cities as an up-and-coming global hub for the technology industry, ranking fifth after Shanghai, New York, Tokyo and Beijing.
Hailed as the “biggest single advance in fintech of the past decade” by Vice President of Financial Services at CGI UK, Jerry Norton, the blockchain is the real brains behind tools such as bitcoin that are quietly driving a financial revolution.
Earlier this month, the tech community gathered to hear the tech trends set to dominate the next 12 months at the GP Bullhound Research Roundtable, 2016. Covering key findings from the investment firm’s research report, the event provided an overview of the innovations poised to transform the industry.