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Top 10 Blockchain Companies
April, 2022

Gemini :

Gemini is an online crypto trading platform that allows users to buy, sell and trade more than 75 different cryptocurrencies. Like every other crypto company, Gemini uses the Blockchain for cybersecurity purposes. Gemini also allows users to transfer crypto into their own ‘Gemini Earn’ currency which offers interest to customer crypto investments. Gemini’s newest product, the Gemini Credit Card, offers users instant returns in Crypto. Gemini, as a company, prides itself on its Institutional client service, insurance, security and multi-asset platform.

Coinbase Global Inc. :

Coinbase is a platform that allows users to invest, spend, save and trade in Cryptocurrencies. It is a worldwide provider of secure, crypto based financial transactions. Alongside providing a Crypto trading platform, Coinbase gives users the opportunity to earn interest on crypto, use crypto as a currency, and earn rewards on Crypto. Like other companies in this business, Coinbase is coming out with its own Credit card that does transactions in cryptocurrencies with added benefits such as better cashback, lesser fees and Crypto rewards. 

Robinhood:

Robinhood is an app that allows users to buy and sell stocks, Cryptocurrencies, and ETFs. Robinhood is one of the largest companies in this industry and their main selling point is that they do not charge any fee for crypto related transactions, unlike any competitors. Like their competitors, Robinhood is coming up with a debit card that rewards its customers in Cryptos and stocks upon usage. 

Ripple Lab:

Ripple is a Financial Technology company that provides banks and other financial monet providers to transfer money directly, without a 3rd party. Ripple uses a secure line on the blockchain to do this. Ripple is different in how it allows banks to track their transactions and use its own XRP tokens to facilitate transfers between different currencies. 

Bitfarms:

Bitfarms is a Canadian based crypto mining company that also offers customers technical repair, data analytics, electrical engineering and installation services. Bitfarms use high energy consuming computing programs that help them farm Bitcoin. All energy tey use is clean and renewable. They are one of the largest companies in the mining industry with around 10 operations ongoing.

Monex Group Inc.:

The Monex Group is an online financial institution that provides services such as asset management, investment education, Mergers & Acquisitions advising, International foreign exchange and cryptocurrency exchange. Monex’s crypto division engages in research, study, design, development and consultation in the field of cryptocurrency and block chain. They operate an app called ‘Cheese’ on which users can trade in Bitcoin.

Voyager Digital Ltd.:

Voyager Digital is a company that offers customers access to a digital platform to sell and buy crypto assets. Voyager allows its users to trade over 60 cryptos on the secure blockchain along with secure crypto payment options. Like its competitors, Voyager is coming out with its own debit card that gives rewards in crypto. Their main selling point is guaranteed monthly rewards, even without usage.

Riot Blockchain Inc.:

Riot Blockchain is an American bitcoin mining company. They are rapidly expanding their Bitcoin mining hash rate and have over 300MW in developed capacity in hosting facilities across America. Their energy sources are 88% zero emission. 

Canaan Inc.

Canaan is a Chinese provider of high performance chips that can be custom made for specific assignments. The company also offers Artificial Intelligence services such as AI chips, AI algorithms and a system on chip (SoC) method of integration. Canaan specializes in the development of chips for Blockchain servers and ASIC microprocessors used in Bitcoin mining. Their ASIC chip series was a technological revolution in that it was the first energy efficient computing equipment in the crypto industry. Canaan is still a leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining machines worldwide.

Recur

Recur is a platform to buy and sell NFTs in a streamlined process. Like cryptocurrencies, NFTs are secure and cybersafe on the blockchain. Recur is advertised as the ‘pathway to the metaverse’ – the idea behind recur is that keeping artwork secure on the internet shows that big brands can be kept secure in the metaverse. Recur’s flagship product, the Recur pass, is a minted pass which is programmed to correspond with a color set based on the number of the pass and its attributes. This pass gives customers access to a collection of unique NFTs from a list of licensed intellectual property, including some of the world’s biggest bands.

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Top 10 3D Printing Companies
April, 2022

3D Systems:

3D Systems develops 3D printers for plastics, metals and other materials while also providing software, maintenance and training services along with on-demand productions. Their main industries are Healthcare (dental and medical devices) and Industrial (aerospace and transportation). 3D Systems’ technologies include Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Printing (DMP), and a lot more. Stereolithogrpahy, the company’s newest technology, is marketed as the next big thing in the 3D printing world. This machine provides better speed, higher laser power, reliability and automation with advanced photopolymer materials and better processing systems. 3D systems does business throughout the world through subsidiaries. 

 

GE Additive (General Electric):

GE Additive is a world leader in metal additive design and manufacturing. They are pioneers in this field and through their advanced machines, additive experts and quality powders, the company builds innovative new products for customers. Their 3D printer technology is becoming advanced enough to use robots for optimization and acceleration of development times at plants. Current 3D printers are specialized to a variety of fields such as medical, industrial and aeronautical. Their newest technology, the Direct Metal Laser Melting machines incorporate lasers to melt layers of fine powder and create incredibly accurate geometries in several different sizes, capable of meeting the needs of any industry. 

 

Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk Inc. is an American company that produces 3D printers which offer customer solutions in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and media fields. The company’s products include a variety of printers such as the AutoCAD series, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor and the new flagship printer, the Fusion 360. The Fusion 360 is a cloud based 3D modeling software for product design and software. It streamlines the printing process and still builds with accuracy to meet the aesthetics, form, fit and function.

 

Exone Company

The Exone company develops and provides services for 3D printing across the globe. The company uses both direct (metal) and indirect (sand) applications. Direct production produces a tool while indirect production produces a component to make a tool. A big service Exone offers is its pre-production collaboration that prints products for customers through its network of Exone Adoption Centers. Exone provides materials and parts of the process to the customers along with training and technical support.

 

Hoganas AB

Hoganas is a Swedish company that produces iron, metal and ceramic powders. They are a modern company who look to use their technology to solve problems like sustainable energy with powders and solutions. Hoganas is the leading producer of metal and iron powders with a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons. The advantages of using powder include far cheaper costs, lesser energy usage and lesser post production processes such as metal removal. In addition to powders, Hoganas develops 3D printers that can develop very precise, high quality and accurate parts with additive manufacturing, all while being cost effective. These 3D printers use Hoganas powders to make products.

 

Optomec Inc.

Optomec Inc. is a recognized leader in innovation in the field of 3D Printing. Their investments in the development of the 3D Additive Manufacturing Systems have led to a system that is cheaper with more functional benefits than a traditional one. Optomec Aerosol Jet Printers are used in the development of next gen microelectronic devices. This ability to directly print lightweight electronics make this machine special and an ideal device to reduce device size and weight. 

 

Organovo Holdings Inc.

Organovo Holdings is a biotechnology company that builds high fidelity 3D tissues that can mimic key aspects of a human tissue such as its composition, structure, architecture and even disease. The company has its own automated NovoGen Bioprinters that enable the fabrication of 3D living tissues. These bioprinters dispense pure hydrogel formulations, which are important components of tissue prototyping and manufacturing. So far, this technology has been used to create copies of a healthy human liver, kidney, intestine, skin, bone, skeletal muscle, eye and other organs. These models are meant to help scientists cure disease. 

 

Ponoko Limited:

Ponoko Limited is a new, small group that believes in a digital manufacturing future. They aim to produce a product 10x faster at a cheaper cost. Ponoko does this by  using laser cutting instead of 3D printers to build for custom parts. They use over 200 engineering grade materials such as plastics, rubbers, foam and more. Using laser cutting gives Ponoko much more accuracy at a much cheaper price, along with a faster process. Ponoko services are used in a variety of fields such as technology, jewelry, automobiles, scientific devices and agriculture.

 

Stratasys Ltd:

Stratasys Ltd. is a company that provides polymer based 3D Printing Solutions. They are a company known for their innovation and development and have over 1,500 technological patents. They create parts for a variety of industries such as aerospace, transportation, medical and education. Their company provides services for expertise on  materials, software, and on demand production. Stratasys 3D printers include Connex3 Object260, F170 and the newest, ‘next level’ Origin One printer. The Origin One is a top of the line printer that enables mass production through accuracy, consistency and detail with the P3 Programmable Photopolymerization Technology. It is a versatile machine that is capable of printing both big and small objects with the same degree of accuracy. Stratasys is one of the biggest companies in this industry and operates throughout the globe.

 

Voxeljet AG:

Voxeljet AG is a Germany based company that manufactures and provides services for 3D printers. Voxeljet is divided into 2 parts – Voxeljet Systems and Voxeljet Services. The Systems section produces and sells 7 printing systems under the Voxeljet series. These products give customers a variety of options to suit what they want in important categories such as size, functional components, materials used and automation with the same base voxeljet 3D printer template. The Voxeljet Services part of the company operates a 3D printing station that allows customers to make on-demand production of models. Voxeljet Systems sells throughout the world with a production plant based in Augsburg, Germany.

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What is Digital Health?
April, 2022

Digital Health is the intersection between technology and healthcare. It is a rapidly dev eloping industry that includes categories such as mobile health apps, health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and personalized medicine. Patients, doctors, nurses, scientists and researchers all use this technology today. This technology is vital to ensure people are treated in a fair, ethical and equal way along with transparency.

Digital Health technology records data from all activities, including ‘traditional’ health data such as blood pressure and heart rate along with real time information from different societal activities. This data is then classified according to factors such as age, area, disease, height, weight etc to develop correlations between situations and find cures to diseases. With the advent of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, this information can be found with a large sample size and rapid discoveries of correlations. AI will be a big aid to medics as it can recommend people with what they need, when they should take their medicines and use safer treatment methods. Some of this technology is already seen now in mHealth mobile apps and wearables that can record heart rate and manage long term diseases. Hospitals use AI and medical devices to perform difficult, accurate tasks such as surgeries or dental treatments. While there is still the ethical question, and the patient’s approval over whether robots should be operating on them, it is a scientific fact that the AI based machines are more reliable than normal human doctors.

During the COVID pandemic, the use of online health care with remote patient monitoring tools and telehealth increased as people needed to stay far apart to avoid the spread of the virus. The amount of people interested in telehealth rocketed from 11% in 2019 to 76% in 2020. Along with this, Digitization of healthcare helped increase the speed with which billions of vaccines reached people on time. Governments across the world used their own apps to keep track of vaccination records, let people know where there was a COVID hotspot and other helpful features. While Digital Health massively helped people during the pandemic, it also exposed problems in healthcare facilities throughout the world that can now be addressed. The pandemic also increased the rate of development in this field as demand for these technologies increased.

While this technology is readily available in developed countries, getting this to middle and lower income nations is crucial. This technology has the ability to save millions of lives and for this reason, the World Health Organization has developed a plan to efficiently distribute Digital Health devices over the next five years with a global strategy that is understood by its member states. They aim to institutionalize Digital Health in the national health system of countries, promote the use of this technology in the right way and appropriately invest in Digital Health in poorer countries as things like poverty, education, digital divide, infrastructure and financial investment also need to be addressed. Along with this, it is vital that countries agree to the free passage of accurate health statistics. During the COVID pandemic, some countries reported lower cases to make the ruling party look better. With this technology, people are told the truth.

In conclusion, Digital Health has the ability to gather a vast amount of data, utilize that data to develop more accurate healthcare solutions and automatize human healthcare tasks. The further innovation in this field will be a gigantic leap for humanity as a whole as this technology is certain to save a number of lives.

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