Digital Economy

Can the blockchain enable IoT devices to become economically independent?

 

What we picture when thinking of machines overreaching at our expense are humanoid robots, not fridges, trucks or sensors. However, the reality of these humdrum props of everyday 21st century life becoming autonomous looks much more imminent than most of us would think. 

There’s a long-running adage about working for free in the performing arts. “The problem with working for exposure,” it goes, “is you can die from exposure”.

As the high street struggles, retailers are turning towards “conversational” e-commerce to improve revenues and give customers new experiences.

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