And what an amazing Olympics it has been for Team GB. Hard to pick my favorite moment and event, but the Brownlee brothers has to be up there.
Meanwhile...back on the great blockchain....
I've also been looking into Standards for DLT. (this weeks piccie!). We all know the importance of standards. My feel, is at this juncture, it's nice to have as much information as possible to make an informed choice about the chain you want to use for the application you're going to develop. The next step, is to start to put a measurement framework around this. (Hence the engagement with Academia and other standards bodies).
If you are interested in DLT standards please do reach out to me.
This week I'll also be undertaking my own challenge on behalf of MND.
I'll be swimming across the Solent, from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth on Thursday.
....Unlike a triathlon or lake swim swimming across the Solent is a major safety concern as we will be crossing a major shipping lane, used by large freight vessels and oil tankers in and out of Southampton and also the route of the Portsmouth to Fishbourne Isle of Wight car ferry. Because of this we have to be very clear on our safety procedures. Shipping has right of way and we ALWAYS give way to shipping.....Please be aware that a large vessel will have a blind spot of up to 500 metres under its bow from the bridge....
I'll be doing the swim in the name of Dave Setters:
These days many people pick a charity and stick with it...and I very much respect that. If there are any readers out there who resonate with the MND cause then I'd (they'd) be grateful for any support at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ScottRiley-MNDSwim
For my part, I'm both grateful and respectful to Dave and the organisers for the opportunity to do this swim.
Have a great week all...and for those of you that support MND, many thanks in advance,
DLT / Blockchain
The Aussies have published a short information paper on their view on DLT standards. I think it's pretty poor as even at the highest level it still confuses sectors and use cases. (hence what hope for the underlying standards?)
Blockchain & Electronic Distributed Ledger Technologies
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I read this game review with interest....and given the hype around blockchain, I enjoyed this reference to hype:
Bats challenges FTSE with real-time UK benchmark indices
Glencore: Massive investment in coal mines needed.
*** I did like Bill's (speech writer's) comment.
*** That said, I think the 'fear' of Brexit is overstated. I'm delighted to see Boris as Foreign Secretary. Right from the outset I think Boris had the right idea - not to abandon the EU...just to re-negotiate.
*** Handy travel gadget!
Manhattanhenge: Thousands gather to see setting sun aligning with New York City's east-west streets
Manhattanhenge occurs twice a year either side of summer solstice around 28 May and 12 July.
...it could be argued that despite the talk of despondency, Australia’s has actually done quite well in Rio for a nation of its population and wealth. Yes, no doubt, a number of performers and teams failed to live up to their potential, but look at the countries above Australia on the table, all countries with bigger populations and bigger GDPs....