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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology It’s hard to navigate much of the web today without running across some kind of reference to blockchain.

The Problem A technology is useful only if it solves some business problem, and blockchain is no exception. There are several problems blockchain solves.

Trust When two parties execute an agreement, there are several moving parts. But what makes the transaction efficient is trust. If you agree to buy X number of widgets from me at a certain price, and we have established trust, the transaction goes smoothly. If not, then it gets complicated at best, and litigious at worst. There are many factors that establish an inherent trust like

• Reputation – If you are a reputable vendor, I am more likely to trust you.

• History – If we’ve been able to trust each other in the past, we are more likely to trust each other in the future.

Establishing trust between two parties can be very difficult, time consuming, and largely subjective (you can’t really quantify “reputation,” for example), and the larger the network involved in a transaction, the more difficult it is.

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Blockchain is Transforming the Global Economy

Similar to how the internet changed the world by providing greater access to information, blockchain is poised to change how people do business by offering trust. By design, anything recorded on a blockchain cannot be altered, and there are records of where each asset has been. So, while participants in a business network might not be able to trust each other, they can trust the blockchain. The benefits of blockchain for business are numerous, including reduced time (for finding information, settling disputes and verifying transactions), decreased costs (for overhead and intermediaries) and alleviated risk (of collusion, tampering and fraud).

For all the ways blockchain is already being used in business, there are untold more that haven’t been discovered. Learn more about IBM Blockchain and possible applications for your business.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology Transparency In a typical, one party has a ledger to record various aspects of the transaction and the other party has theirs. Neither party sees the other’s ledger. Thus, by its nature, the deal is opaque, so both parties will probably have a contract to govern the terms of the deal. And other than the terms of the contract, that’s as transparent as the deal gets.

Since there is no transparency, it’s difficult to tell how things are going until the deal is done or what happens if something goes wrong. Let’s say one of the parties fails to hold up their end of the bargain (or vice-versa)?

Accountability To ensure the deal goes smoothly, both parties will probably deal with middlemen:

• Lawyers To draw up a contract, and if necessary, to provide legal services should things get litigious.

• Accountants To keep the ledgers, and ensure the exchange of goods (and money) goes according to the contract, and is properly recorded.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology

What blockchain is NOT If you’re like most of us, am sure that the first time you ever heard about a “block chain” it was in the context of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the first implementation of blockchain technology. Bitcoin is an electronic currency that was created to solve the problems of trust, transparency, and accountability between two parties in exchanging money for goods and services over the internet.

The Bitcoin blockchain is a public, distributed ledger of all Bitcoin transactions that have ever taken place. This ensures that everyone who participates in the Bitcoin network has access to all transactions, and thus everyone agrees on how every one of those transactions took place. Furthermore, the ledger (blockchain) is immutable, so nobody can change it.

Since the Bitcoin blockchain is distributed among all participants in the Bitcoin network, it relies on no centralized authority. And through the use of cryptographic technology, all transactions are anonymous.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology

The Solution Bitcoin is a disruptive – and arguably revolutionary – technology that relies on blockchain technology. But the blockchain we are hearing about nowadays takes it much further. While Bitcoin is a crypto-currency ensuring transparency and accountability of financial transactions, blockchain technology can be applied to many other types of transactions to solve the problems For a chance to inherent in any transaction.

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Blockchain technology is used in a peer-to-peer network of parties, who all participate in a given transaction.

At its core, blockchain technology uses a distributed ledger that is visible to all parties involved in the transaction. Through a consensus mechanism, the ledger is guaranteed to be consistent. Because the ledger is distributed, everyone involved can see the “world state” at any point in time and can monitor the progress of the transaction.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology

Through the use of cryptographic technology, the ledger is encrypted so that only parties allowed to view it may do so. By its very nature, Blockchain tackles all of the problems inherent in a business transaction:

• Trust – Through the use of blockchain, all the parties involved in a transaction only have to trust the technology.

• Transparency – Because the ledger is distributed, all peers involved in the transaction network can view it (subject to security rights, of course).

• Accountability – Since all parties in the transaction can view the distributed ledger, everyone can agree on how the transaction is progressing while it is ongoing, and how it went once it is complete.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology

Hyperledger Initially, blockchain technology was more concept than reality. Enter Hyperledger!

The Hyperledger is an open source, collaborative effort hosted by the Linux Foundation, to advance crossindustry blockchain technologies. Its community is composed of leaders across many industries including finance, Internet-of-Things, technology, and more.

One of its community-based projects is Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain framework for business applications, to which IBM contributes code. Hyperledger Fabric uses container technology to enable “smart contracts,” which are implemented in “chaincode” that allow network members to create and manage assets involved in business transactions, and to create and manage the transactions as well.

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Blockchain: A primer on distributed ledger technology

The Bottom Line on Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology will revolutionize the way business networks operate. By establishing trust, and providing transparency and accountability, blockchain makes the network and transactions more efficient. More efficient means faster turnaround, increased profits, and happier customers.

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Women and the New Economy

Organizations face increasing global complexity and fresh thinking is needed. But for this to flourish and solve the economic challenges ahead, we must have more gender-balanced business leadership.

Navigating Risk and Opportunities New performance parameters are already shaping tomorrow’s more female focused economy and organizations are rethinking the fundamental: What, How and Why of their business ecosystem. For far too long, society has banked on factual and left-brain values only; creating a 21st-century inclusive economy means balancing these with right-brain more visionary values.

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Women and the New Economy

Emphasizing the 4Ps : People, Planet, Purpose and Profit

Being successful at positively impacting people and the planet, with a beneficial purpose, we enrich our environment and improve business performance – thereby, profits. Using Kjaer Global’s trend management system - a Multidimensional Thinking methodology that enables companies to navigate risk and tap into new opportunities as well as the rational scientific and social dimensions of society, along with emotional and value driven spheres. A strong call for Purpose-driven leadership becomes primordial. That being said, eight key trends will shape the New Economy by the year 2035 and beyond and they are all interconnected.

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Women and the New Economy

Building an Inclusive Economy and incorporating more women in the technology sector

Drastic Openness is vital to status management . Over 80% of people think CEOs have a duty to communicate clearly and transparently. The Global Brain (Internet of Things) drives the digital transformation, as it is an enabler of positive change; e-governance, as demonstrated by Scandinavia’s approach, will benefit the economy by enabling openness and access to information for everyone. Already big data and meaningful analytics are working to improve quality of life and solve complex society challenges, but we need more women in the technology sector. According to WEF (World Economic Forum), the European female digital skills gap is a missed economic opportunity as less than one in five of ICT bosses are women. Š 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


Women and the New Economy

The Female Business Factor Global Citizens are hyper mobile and growing talent pool currently transforming the 21st-century workplace. By 2020, millennials will form half the workforce and undertake most international assignments; they expect to work for purpose-driven leaders with a ‘A Better World’ agenda. Gender equality will be crucial – with the Scandinavian economic model demonstrating that it also makes good business sense. Betapreneurship is driven by disruptive innovation and here the female factor will radically alter the business landscape. By 2020, two thirds of graduates in advanced economies will be women – yet currently, less than a third of Europe’s entrepreneurs are female. Aware of the need for innovation for economic growth, the EU now promotes entrepreneurship as a career choice.

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Women and the New Economy

A New Map of Success

As we redefine what success looks like, we must also consider the values shaping tomorrow’s women in business. To flourish and build a more sustainable economy, business must have a more gender-balanced leadership

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Support Local Businesses Builds Community

Keep the money in the local economy while also creating new jobs for the community. Local business owners are more likely to support other local businesses, whereas big box stores tend to outsource from other chains and have no interest in supporting local. This extends to employees who also aren’t invested in supporting local. Shopping small not only helps the community economically, but you also get the experience of meeting the individual behind the product as well as the employees and individuals who support the business. Š 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


Support Local Businesses

Helps People in Need

Local businesses are more likely to give donations to food banks and other waste reduction programs. Big chains have no reason to give to their community, specifically people in need, instead they lock up their garbage bins and throw out perfectly fine produce. Supporting your local businesses means waste reduction as well as help for all corners of your community.

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Support Local Businesses Environmentally Friendly

Big chain stores are extremely damaging to the environment in so many different ways. For starters, the actual physical space that the stores take up. Big box stores usually need a huge space for their store and parking lot, this is usually found by cutting down a big piece of natural land. Secondly, chains are less conscious when it comes to eco-manufacturing because their priority is cheap prices while maintaining big margins. To preserve their big profits, chain businesses also have to cut corners when it comes to workers rights and wages. Lastly, there are the miles that it takes both the produce to get to the store as well as the miles it takes the shopper to get to the store. Currently, going green is vital for societal sustainability and prosperity. The way we shop plays a big role on our climate!

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Support Local Businesses

Protects Individuality

Buying local supports unique products which you can often only find from the businesses around you. The artists, crafters, musicians, farmers, and entrepreneurs from your town are special only to your location - you can’t find them anywhere else. Locally sourced food simply tastes better and you get the joy of experiencing the food from your surrounding climate. For especially small vendors who may never make it to big markets, the only way you can support them is by going directly to them, which makes it even more special. Shopping local gives you an experience you can only get by living where you do. Chains have the same products and priorities all across and no room for individuality. Š 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


Support Local Businesses

Better and Personalized Customer Service Shopping local entitles you to honest and personalized customer care. You can feel the difference between a chain store in which the employees don’t actually care about your experience because at the end of the day it doesn't affect them as much as small business owners. Whenever you shop local it actually feels like the owner legitimately cares about you receiving the best experience. If there is a product you want and they don't have, you can voice that and it is very likely the business owner will try to make it happen for you. If you have issues with the product later on down the road, the business owner will very likely be more than happy to repair it.

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Support Local Businesses Ways to Support Local Shop Local This one is the easiest and most obvious. Check out your local farmers market over the weekend or visit local grocers instead of big chains. Not only is it beneficial for the community and economy, buying from local farmers is healthier since less or no chemicals were used. Also buying honey from local bees has been shown to fight allergies.

Display Arts From Local Creatives Stop buying work from dead artists! There are living creatives surrounding you. Support these locals by buying their art and displaying in your home or business! Not into art? No problem, you can support local crafters such as ceramicists, jewelers, and musicians! Keep your eyes open for craft fairs near you, they usually pop up the most in the summer. Buy Unique Gifts: Valentine's day is coming up, or maybe someone you know is having a birthday, whatever the occasion at one point you will need to purchase a gift. The amazing thing about buying local is that the item will be unique, sometimes even one of a kind . Š 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


Support Local Businesses

Ways to Support Local Spread the Word: Seriously! Just talk about it, it’s completely free and super simple! Share your recent adventures with friends and family or through social media. It won't cost you anything, will only take you a few seconds, but will have an immense effect on the business!

Nips now available! Go to Local Events If you love to go out there are endless opportunities for you to support local. Why not check out a gallery displaying a local artist or a concert with local musicians! During the summer especially, there are so many different craft and vendor markets happening all across. At these markets, you can find arts and crafts vendors, food and so much more. Many of these markets usually have businesses who may not have a storefront yet and this is the best way to see the product and the face behind the business! You get the incredible experience of finding unique one of a kind goodies and meeting individuals from your community.

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Support Local Businesses

Ways to Support Local Shopping local will truly open up your eyes to how many small businesses surround you. It provides a sense of connection with the community, as well as a deeper sense of the immediate impact that you are making. It gives you the irreplaceable ability to build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs who surround you. Comment below with ways you support local small businesses in your day to day life.

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GREAT CAREER TIPS 1.Know yourself Once you’re able to define yourself in terms of your personality, skills, interests and values, as well as taking account of other personal and social factors, you will be able to take a more strategic approach to planning

your career. Researching careers and reading job descriptions will provide clues as to whether particular jobs match up to your preferences (although, of course, it’s unlikely that a job will match up 100%) and seeking guidance from a professional career advisor can also help you with your decision-making process.

2. Be brave and confident (even if you don’t feel it)Taking a risk, coming out of your comfort zone or trying out something new all require some degree of proactive behavior. It can feel daunting, but people are usually kind and helpful towards those they see as making an effort to help themselves. If you opt to stay in your ‘safety area’ you are less likely to create opportunities for yourself. © 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


GREAT CAREER TIPS

3. Market yourself appropriately Employers sometimes despair at the poor applications they receive from applicants. Potentially excellent candidates are hidden from view by untargeted resumes, misspelling and bad grammar, generic cover letters and other basic, avoidable mistakes.

4. Build your network Marketing yourself on paper, online, or in an email to someone you have never met is a difficult task, but if you get it right you will stand out above your competitors. Rarely will an employer take the risk of bringing a new person into their organization without having met them, so interview performance can also be crucial for those who manage to conquer the application process. Communication is fundamental to the majority of jobs, so if you don’t demonstrate these skills in your resume or at an interview, it will throw doubt on your ability to communicate well in the job itself. Presenting yourself effectively, precisely and relevantly to the employer, whether you have met him/her previously or not, will give the impression that you have researched the job, organization, research group, department, etc. and have demonstrated clearly what you will bring (over and above) to fill the gap in their current expertise or service provision.

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Rice Recipe Roasted Vegetable and Blue Label Diri Shela Basmati rice - A fancy vegan entree or side dish Kosher/Halal. Servings: 8 Recommended Products: Colander Non-Stick Stockpot with Lid Sheet Tray

Ingredients: Garlic powder(1 tsp) Ginger Powder(1 tsp) 2 cups Blue Label Diri Shela Golden Basmati rice 16 oz eggplant, sliced into 1-inch cubes 2 whole carrots, scrubbed and diced into small pieces 1 3/4 cups chickpeas, cooked or canned and drained 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided 2 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (parsley can be subbed) 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional - if nut allergic omit) 6 tbsp olive oil, divided Š 2018 Blue Label Weekly Magazine


Rice Recipe

Roasted Vegetable and Blue Label Diri Shela Basmati rice - A fancy vegan entree or side dish

Instructions Rinse and sort the rice for a minute in the colander with cold water. Pour the rice into a medium mixing bowl and cover it with 2 inches of cold water. Let the rice soak for at least 30 minutes, up to 3 hours. Place a rack in the middle of your oven and heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking oil spray or brush lightly with olive oil. Spread out the eggplant cubes and diced carrots out on the baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with 2 tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt, and use clean hands to toss the vegetables, coating them lightly.

Roast for the vegetables for 10 minutes. Stir the vegetables with a wooden spoon, then continue to roast for 15-20 minutes longer until the vegetables are tender and some pieces are caramelizing. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Drain the rice in a colander and rinse again with cold water, shake out the excess water. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a 5 quart pot. Pour in the rice and 1 tsp salt. Stir. Bring the water back to a boil. Let the mixture simmer uncovered on medium for 5-8 minutes, or until water fully absorbs. Stir the rice periodically during cooking, and make sure you’re careful not to cook too long or your rice will begin to stick to the pot.

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Rice Recipe

Roasted Vegetable and Blue Label Diri Shela Basmati rice - A fancy vegan entree or side dish

As soon as all the liquid has absorbed, pour the rice into a colander and rinse with lukewarm water, then drain (this step removes excess starch and makes the rice extra fluffy). Rinse and dry the pot and put it back on the stove. To the rice in the colander, add the turmeric, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh chopped cilantro, chickpeas, roasted diced vegetables and pine nuts (if using). Carefully stir these ingredients into the rice in the colander, making sure spices, vegetables and herbs are well mixed throughout the rice. This may take a few minutes. If your colander is on the small side, you may find it easier to mix the rice and other ingredients in a large mixing bowl. I just use the colander to avoid washing an extra dish.

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Rice Recipe

Roasted Vegetable and Blue Label Diri Shela Basmati rice - A fancy vegan entree or side dish

Pour 1/4 cup olive oil in the bottom of the pot on the stovetop and turn heat to medium. Let the olive oil heat up. Carefully scoop the rice with vegetables out of the colander and into the pot-- it should sizzle as you place the bottom layer of rice. Continue to mound the rice on top of the bottom layer, forming a pyramid-shaped mound in the middle of the pot. Make a hole in the center of the rice mound with the handle of a wooden spoon, pushing it almost to the bottom of the pot.

Place a thin kitchen towel over the top of the pot, being careful not to let the towel get too close to the heat source. Place the lid tightly over the top of the towel. Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes longer.

Fluff rice with a fork and serve hot. Mix the crispy bits of rice that has formed at the bottom of the pan into with the rice and stir them together.

Bon Appetit!

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VEGANISM BENEFITS

Zero animal fats as animal fats have been linked to a range of illnesses and conditions, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and various cancers

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Blue label weekly magazine 16th issue ( Blockchain is Transforming the Global Economy)  

Blockchain Is Transforming The Global Economy

Blue label weekly magazine 16th issue ( Blockchain is Transforming the Global Economy)  

Blockchain Is Transforming The Global Economy

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