Category Archives: News

Climate City Cup Website Launched!
The new Climate City Cup website is up & running. You can check it out here climatecitycup.org. There you can find information about the Climate City Cup, its idea, the upcoming events and you can leave us a message.
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FuturICT2 Forum & General Assembly in Zurich
The FuturICT2 consortium met for a 2-day conference (agenda) in Zurich on 27th and 28th of February, 2019. The public FuturICT2 Forum on day 1 presented key results of the project to an general audience, the FuturICT2 General Assembly on day 2 discussed reporting and planned the final year and next steps. The public FuturICT2…
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Climate City Cup Hackup to take place in Geneva on 21.03.2019
On March 21, 2019, a workshop will be organized back-to-back with the Open Geneva week so that local Climate City Cup coordinators can learn about how the disciplines of the first edition can be measured and how communities can be motivated to contribute. These local coordinators will then hold meetings with local organizations and run…
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Invitation: FuturICT 2.0 Forum 2019 – Feb. 27, 2019
At the FuturICT 2.0 Forum on February 27th, we will showcase everything that has been done with respect to Finance 4.0, including code and use cases. We’ll discuss the implications of this system and give an outlook for our work in 2019. We will meet at the award-winning venue memox.world in Zurich. Register now here:…
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FuturICT 2.0 Communications Team’s Carolyn and Eoin start new professional journeys
While the FuturICT 2.0 communications team is saddened by the news that Carolyn Kerchof and Eoin Jones are leaving the team, we are certain they will continue to make great contributions to making the world a BETHer place. Carolyn will be leaving the team to focus on her master's degree in history and philosophy of…
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Goodbye Qusai!
At the end of 2018, our Blockchain developer, Qusai Jouda, left us to pursue independent projects. He work has been indispensable to the project, and his laughter and general good humor will be missed. Carolyn interviewed him in his last week of work about how he got into Blockchain, the FuturICT 2.0 dream, and Bitcoin…
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Watch our new explainer video about Finance 4.0 – Distributed Sustainability
We are excited to present to you our first official explainer video, focusing on our research node Finance 4.0. The short animated video covers real-world examples of how the Finance 4.0 platform would encourage people to make choices that are better for themselves and their communities, as well as others who might be impacted. Whether…
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Hot Off the Press: A New Publication on Decrypting Distributed Ledger Design
The year 2016 has witnessed more than 1000 distributed ledger (DL) and blockchain projects raising $600 billion in investments. Analyzing and comparing these innovations becomes a challenge, one that FuturICT 2.0 researchers, Mark C. Ballandies, Marcus M. Dapp, and Evangelos Pournaras, tackle in their recent paper ‘Decrypting Distributed Ledger Design - Taxonomy, Classification and Blockchain…
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FuturICT 2.0 General Assembly in Tallinn
The FuturICT 2.0 General Assembly (August 28, 2018) was an engaging and thought-provoking reflection on how to manage complex, global, socially interactive systems.  Over the course of two sessions, 12 presentations, and some pertinent questions, participants gained an invaluable insight into how emerging smart technologies can be used to address some of the most pressing issues…
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