This is Part 2 of a two-part investigation of cryptocurrencies. To read Part 1, go here.
With Bitcoins currently trading somewhere between $57,000 and $64,000, there is a big financial incentive for potential “miners” to jump in and try their hand at earning Bitcoins.
But Bitcoin mining does not come for free. Successful mining operations depend on fast computer hardware and lots of electricity to perform the “proof of work” required to compete against other miners on the network to “win” the next available set of 6.25 Bitcoins that the system puts up for grabs every ten minutes or so.
Today, we will look at the future of cyber currency and ask the million-dollar question (or, in current Bitcoin terms, the 18 Bitcoin question):
Will the world’s financial systems one day do the unthinkable and tear up centuries of reliance on traditional paper banknotes in favor of some form of electronic currency, such as Bitcoin?
To answer this question, we’ll first take a high-level look at the timeline of events in the history of Bitcoin, the most well-known of the cyber currencies. Then we’ll look at the other competing digital coins that have come onto the market more recently, such…
In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the key principles in the design and specification of biosafety cabinets, laminar flow cabinets, and fume hoods with the goal of helping to establish a basic foundation in the understanding how each of these different types of equipment work and under which circumstances they are well suited for a particular set of operations in the lab.
Of course, it goes without saying that the final specifications for this type of equipment need to be made in partnership with your lab’s Chief Safety Officer (CSO) as well as engineering or technical specialists…
Today we look at the top trends driving the aerospace industry in 2021.
This is our latest article in a series of market intelligence investigations. Be sure to check out our previous articles on which industries will grow the fastest in 2021, as well as the top trends in supply chain and logistics, pharma and clinical healthcare, furniture manufacturing, and high-tech.
Space exploration is enjoying a new renaissance, with the US enjoying renewed pride in its recent accomplishments, such as the recent successful flight of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Lander and the launch of five astronauts this past November aboard a…
Will the economy rebound in 2021?
Corporate executives seem to think so.
According to the news site Axios, over 80% of CEOs participating in the quarterly Conference Board business roundtable see improved economic conditions in the coming six months, the highest confidence level since 2004.
Corporate leaders point to the recent success of vaccination programs as a major reason for renewed optimism.
What are the latest developments affecting the furniture manufacturing market?
We take a look at the 10 most important trends that will drive the industry forward in 2021.
The Coronavirus pandemic hit the $12.5 billion office furniture business especially hard in the past year as many office customers shut their doors in favor of allowing their employees to Work from Home (WFH).
Not all furniture market segments suffered as much of a downturn as office furniture, however; for example, laboratory furniture sales have maintained momentum thanks to increased investment in biotech research and clinical testing laboratories.
But the big breakout…
The Covid pandemic upended the world of cargo logistics in 2020. What can we expect in 2021?
We take a look at the ‘new normal’ in ocean container shipping, air cargo, intermodal transportation, truck fleets, logistics investments, and more to identify the top 10 key freight logistics trends affecting your business in 2021.
Public awareness of the supply chain logistics industry has reached an all-time high during the Coronavirus pandemic as consumers stewed over supply shortages — from critically low inventories of masks (and other PPE) to toilet paper and household cleaning products.
The agency at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is responsible for medical device regulation, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), is becoming more open to accepting the global compliance regulations developed by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF).
In fact, the FDA is one of 10 active members of IMDRF that are driving the effort toward creating a uniform set of global standards that will allow manufacturers to certify medical devices for sale in the countries of all the participating members. …
Looking for insight into technology trends for 2021?
Here are the top 10 emerging trends that will drive change in the tech market this year and beyond.
The start of 2021 was marked by widespread manufacturing shutdowns — not caused by coronavirus outbreaks in factories — but a crippling shortage of computer chips that find their way into everyday consumer products, ranging from phones to computers, to new cars and trucks. Bloomberg estimates that the auto industry may lose over $61 billion in sales during 2021 due to these acute chip shortages. …
The start of this new decade will forever be identified with the coronavirus pandemic, and it has shoved the normally low profile pharmaceutical industry out of the background into the spotlight.
The past year was marked by rapid vaccine development. 2021 will be different, as much of the Pharma industry focuses its energies on mass vaccine production.
Within this pandemic environment, we take a deeper look at the key trends to watch across all of the pharmaceutical industry in 2021.
When we first wrote about coronavirus vaccine development a year ago, we shared the skepticism of many health experts who…