Author archives: Andrew Lockley

  • Three Cryptos That Will Use Blockchain’s Successor

    17.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Three Cryptos That Will Use Blockchain’s Successor

    I’m going to introduce you to a technology at the cutting edge of cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re a seasoned crypto specialist or are just getting started, it’s unlikely you’ll have heard much about this technology yet. But you will.

  • The IRS Is About to Bite Down on Bitcoin’s Achilles’ Heel

    16.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The IRS Is About to Bite Down on Bitcoin’s Achilles’ Heel

    Yes, your address is just a series of numbers and letters that don’t link to your identity. And yes, there’s no way to know who created, or owns, any given address.That is, until you use it.... that's the problem with bitcoin... and the IRS knows it.

  • The 1,153% Disaster Coin

    10.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on The 1,153% Disaster Coin

    The first initial coin offering (ICO) I bought into was Status, and it was a disaster. Because it was so high profile and so popular the ICO didn’t go as planned. It clogged the whole Ethereum network for a couple of days and Status got a lot of hate.

  • ZuckerCoins – A Social Bitcoin?

    10.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on ZuckerCoins – A Social Bitcoin?

    This year Mark Zuckerberg is looking into how to leverage cryptos for Facebook. It will be very interesting to see what comes of this. Here’s what he had to say on it in his end of year post...

  • Where Is All the Drug Money Going?

    15.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Where Is All the Drug Money Going?

    Because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level, the shops selling it can’t put their takings into banks. They have to deal with cash, huge amounts of it. So where is all the money going, besides on the private security paid to protect it?

  • Would You Trust a Bot to Open You Up?

    14.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Would You Trust a Bot to Open You Up?

    We’re entering a bold new future, where every cut and stitch may be precisely planned by artificial intelligence (AI), long before you go under the knife. That might sound far-fetched, but today I’m speaking to someone who’s making it happen.

  • Three Warning Signs of the Rise of Dictatorships

    13.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Three Warning Signs of the Rise of Dictatorships

    You might like to think we’re all fine, in Blighty – after all, we’ve not had a dictator since Oliver Cromwell. But there are three very worrying trends, and they’re all pointing in the same direction: social division, hate speech, and surveillance.

  • Invest in the Death of Democracy

    12.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Invest in the Death of Democracy

    I remember vividly the shock I felt when I first lost a grandparent. A reliable part of my world was suddenly taken from me, never to return – and it took me a long time to readjust. Today, investors need to prepare for the same sense of grief and

  • You Should Get Behind the Fashion Industry’s 2nd Evolution

    11.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on You Should Get Behind the Fashion Industry’s 2nd Evolution

    It’s this huge increase in data and our newfound ability to rapidly make sense of it with artificial intelligence that is driving the second evolution in the fashion industry. This potent combination of data and insights now allows businesses to innovate

  • How to Buy an Unfair Advantage in the Courtroom

    07.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How to Buy an Unfair Advantage in the Courtroom

    In an industry traditionally shrouded in mystery, publicising the “win rates” of lawyers and law firms uncovers which courtroom emperors have no clothes. Premonition gives clients access to statistics on lawyers’ performance; the tendencies of

  • Keep an Eye Out for These Investment Scams

    06.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Keep an Eye Out for These Investment Scams

    Yesterday, we started a tour of the scams and tricks that executives, venture capitalist firms and entrepreneurs use to transfer investors’ cash into their own pockets. Obviously, there was far too much to cover in one day – so we’re continuing our

  • How to Guard Against Entrepreneurs’ Dirty Tricks

    05.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How to Guard Against Entrepreneurs’ Dirty Tricks

    Investing in unlisted companies can be a rough old game. I’ve been in the sector for around a decade now, and I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sadly, founders all too often have plenty of opportunities to personally gain by fleecing investors.

  • Hackers Can Now Hack Your Heart… or Worse

    04.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Hackers Can Now Hack Your Heart… or Worse

    Recently, hackers uncovered thousands of vulnerabilities in pacemaker software. This risk isn’t just about medical devices. Everything from domestic appliances to the power grid is potentially vulnerable. The consequences of a hack could range from the

  • Forget Parking Lots – Put Your Car to Work!

    30.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Forget Parking Lots – Put Your Car to Work!

    Unless you’ve been marooned on a desert island for the last few years, you’ll have noticed that the world of personal mobility is changing. Two economic tsunamis are converging: autonomous vehicles, and the on-demand economy. Today, I’m speaking to an

  • Autonomous Vehicles Will Crush These Industries

    29.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Autonomous Vehicles Will Crush These Industries

    A wide range of sectors stands to benefit from the switch to autonomous electric vehicles – and there are some real surprises. But it’s not all good news – and a wide range of industries will take an absolute battering. Today, we’re talking about

  • New Self-Driving Vehicles Will Cause These Sectors to Boom

    28.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on New Self-Driving Vehicles Will Cause These Sectors to Boom

    One of the most unusual things about autonomous and electric vehicles is that consumers will be relatively unlikely to own them. The idea that we all need a car parked outside our houses is going to seem as alien as having a horse tied up there does

  • How This Electric Bike Could Change the Commuter Market

    27.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How This Electric Bike Could Change the Commuter Market

    Today, we’re exploring this market, by looking at one particular player – Hinton Bikes, based in Cambridge. It’s founded by Alex Murray and Dave Henderson with a passion for electric vehicles. They are developing a lightweight folding electric bike for

  • Why Indoor Farming Is the Future

    22.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why Indoor Farming Is the Future

    Our electricity is presently made largely from fossil fuels – so when we are consuming foods grown indoors, we’re actually eating frozen sunshine. But this energy mix is changing rapidly – and that’s going to have big implications for the nascent

  • Huge Changes Coming in the World of Farming

    21.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Huge Changes Coming in the World of Farming

    Many vegetables are often helped along by grow lamps using LEDs. Recently, however, we’ve seen an accelerating trend towards indoor farming with 100% artificial light. For example: Growing Underground is producing food in London’s disused tube tunnels.

  • These Websites Force Your Computer to Mine Bitcoin

    20.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on These Websites Force Your Computer to Mine Bitcoin

    Zombies are here to stay. I’m talking about a new trend for online publishers to take over your computer’s “brain”, and force it to mine bitcoin. So, while you’re innocently watching cat videos, your PC is powered up to the max – and making money

  • Interview with the Real-Life John Connor

    16.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Interview with the Real-Life John Connor

    The Terminator films probably best represent our collective fear of rogue AI. We’ve all grown up with the nightmare of terrifying humanoid drones attempting to take over the world – with only Sarah and John Connor to save us from annihilation. Today,

  • “Go Big or Go Home” in These Small Niche Sectors

    15.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on “Go Big or Go Home” in These Small Niche Sectors

    It’s often a smarter move to focus on smaller niches, but follow the same investment principle. Instead of looking for the Amazon of e-commerce retail, you might look for a specialist sector, in which Amazon is unlikely to compete. Here, you can find new

  • Loyal Bitcoin Investors Jump Ship for Bitcoin Cash

    13.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Loyal Bitcoin Investors Jump Ship for Bitcoin Cash

    Bitcoin cash has roughly tripled in a fortnight; more than doubled in under a week; and is currently trading at just under double its previous all all-time high.

  • “Any Old Ion! Any Old Ion!”

    10.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on “Any Old Ion! Any Old Ion!”

    Amrit Chandran is today’s rag-and-bone man – but he’s after your lithium-ion batteries, not scrap iron. Instead of a waste-disposal problem, Amrit’s Aceleron has been turning today's inefficient batteries into viable stationary batteries.