BE Bold

source: BOLD Awards   BOLD Awards recognizes top companies, projects and individuals powering breakthroughs around the world. Crowdsourcing Week & H-FARM came together to organize the most innovative Awards program. Hosted in Venice, Italy @ H-FARM, this will be a unique awarding event which combines the power of the crowd and the hard work of individuals. The Awards showcase the best in the world from innovative businesses and individuals with diverse range of industries including Advertising, Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Student Projects, Robots, Crowdfunding, Sustainability, Space Frontier, Blockchain, ICO, AI, Online, Young Achiever. The BOLD winners will be recognized for their achievements … Continue reading BE Bold

Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

  source: http://www.astrax-by-iss.com Most entrepreneurs that I meet in NewSpace are talented, enthusiastic and energic people  There are few that I would say really are at the peak of that mountain of entrepreneurs and here is where I would like to introduce Taichi Yamazaki, CEO and Founder of Astrax. For the people and by the people are the first few words that come to my mind when I look at this video of parabolic flights offered by Astrax.   You see ordinary people from all walks of life, students, bridges, dreamers coming together to share a common experience that is truly … Continue reading Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

Visiting X-Nihonbashi

source: ni-honbashi-tokyo.jp   It was around 3pm, strolling along the streets of Nihonbashi, one could sense history in the air.  Nihonbashi first emerged in the 17th century from the residential and commercial areas called ‘chonin-chi’ that gathered around Edo castle. The Nihonbashi Bridge is an iconic symbol of the region.  It was first built in 1603, the same year that the Edo Period shogunate was established and the Bridge acted as the terminal point for Japan’s five Gokaido roads, enabling crossroads, following of goods and services in and out of the city that would serve to become the Tokyo we … Continue reading Visiting X-Nihonbashi

Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

source: Delano.lu On 6 June 2018, EU launched its new space program with a view of streamlining previous duplicate structures and focusing funding on the space industry and its market development.  One of the emphasis is on satellite data and through the European Commission’s vision of the EU Strategy for Space, members are encouraged to focus on market development of space technologies and services that will inspire new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs through investing 12 billion euros over 2014-2020 to develop high quality projects.  With 33 satellites currently in orbit and over 30 planned in the next 10–15 years, the … Continue reading Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

Security Tokens O and blockchain

source: medium On the panel about securities and blockchain at Japan Blockchain 2019, speakers included: J Todd Morley Y2X Dave Shuler Y2X Fujiyo Ishiguro CEO Manmeet Singh EMURGO/CIO Source: youtube   CEO Ishiguro is an advisor of Governments in Blockchain and her greatest concern is funds.  Her view is that blockchain will change the world and so policy makers ought to pay greater attention to what is developing.  CEO Ishiguro speaks of how digitalisation would impact whole industries including the banking sector which is not performing so well. source: MOAF   Shuler talks about the market and how the housing … Continue reading Security Tokens O and blockchain

Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com speaks at Japan Blockchain 2019

source: Roger Ver   Roger Ver, called in.  It did not diminish his message or presence.  He spoke with intensity, and started talking about how he get into blockchain.  But more important he talked about societal issues.  He spoke about Bitcoin Cash’s impact on economic freedom.  There are a number of points he makes clearly: it makes it easier to start a business it enforces property rights it promotes free trade it enables freedom of contract it enables people to opt out of systems When one hears Ver speak, he sounds more like a visionary seeing how a mode of … Continue reading Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com speaks at Japan Blockchain 2019

What makes Astrex successful?

source: SpaceBD   Founder and CEO Ryota Hirai of Astrex aims to power NewSpace through their nano satellite electric power systems.   Think of batteries that charge nano-sats then think of Astrex.  Located in MOBIO, a support base for SME startups in Osaka, they have a serious, yet inviting approach when speaking of their company. What makes Astrex successful? 1. Strong technical basis CEO Hirai himself is originally from Tokyo though moved to Osaka for University and stayed on to work on Astrex.  From the samples he showed me, one could sense that they are at an R&D stage and at … Continue reading What makes Astrex successful?