Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain? We have all heard of “blockchain”, a term being thrown around like it’s today’s holy grail or Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the future. Simply throw in the words “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” into what you are discussing, and you will sound smart and way ahead of […]
Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011.
Accredify works with 900+ clients in Asia and Europe, and claims to have verified over 7 million documents so far. Singapore-based Accredify, a company that allows organisations to create and issue verifiable documents, today announced the closing of a US$2-million financing round led by VC firm Qualgro.
More than three billion people worldwide depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, coastal waters are deteriorating, and ocean acidification affects marine biodiversity – which in turn affects small scale fisheries. In the fourteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #14 – the goal to […]
Did you know that global emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by almost 50% since 1990? Climate change is happening right here and now – oceans are warming, sea levels are rising, and weather events are getting more extreme. In the thirteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind […]
In Quah Zheng Wei’s wildest dreams, he would be an immortal. “I want to experience different eras and learn about things that I would otherwise not be able to learn in such a short lifespan,” he says.
Every year, approximately 1/3 of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. In the twelfth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG […]
Did you know that cities account for between 60 and 80% of energy consumption and generate as much as 70% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions? In the eleventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #11 – the goal to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Despite some progress toward reducing inequality in certain dimensions, inequality still persists. The COVID-19 pandemic has also deepened these existing inequalities, exposing key problems that affect the most vulnerable communities. In the tenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #10 – the goal to reduce inequality within […]
“It’s only 1 plastic toothpaste tube…” said 8 billion people! On this episode, we chat with Morgane Soret who is the CEO & Co-Founder @ NOICEcare. NOICE develops effective, all-natural, sustainable oral care products that are good for your teeth & good for the planet, starting with zero-waste toothpaste delivered right to your doorstep.
While Durwin was an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he spent a year at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas College programme. It was during his work experience at Stanford that Durwin, who later earned an MBA at NUS, started his journey in tech and start-ups.
Singapore shares similar cultural contexts to China, with a majority of the Singaporean population being ethnic Chinese. Major festivals like the Spring Festival are hence celebrated on a large scale locally with similar traditions and themes. Therefore, during Chinese New Year, we observe that festival promotions in China are mirrored in Singapore as companies employ […]
Did you know that 16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks? Infrastructure for communications is one area that still has improvements to be made. In the ninth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #9 – the goal to build resilient infrastructure, […]
95% of all purchases are predicted to be transacted through e-commerce by 2040. Let that sink in. Although this is just a prediction by a Nasdaq study, the numbers are convincing enough to show the significant growth in e-commerce retail over the future, as global sales will jump from 4.28 trillion USD in 2020 to […]
Stratospheric prices Digital artist Beeple sold the NFT (non-fungible token) of a JPG file for a whopping $69 million. There are plenty of other digital pictures sold for millions of dollars such as CryptoPunk’s computer-generated pixel art of an alien and a picture of a rose by artist Kevin Abosch. The NFT art market is […]