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M Horst

Recent Posts

Did your Smart City choose the right network?

Posted by M Horst on Jan 30, 2019 11:32:47 AM

The importance of wireless in smart cities, and why LPWAN is the clear and obvious solution.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, smart cities are the intended end project of all of the ‘smart’ projects being floated all around the world, either on small scales or in a few really large scale integrated projects like in Dubai and Singapore. Smart cities aim to automate large parts of everyday life, and to make extensive use of the ‘internet of things (IoT) to help those automated systems actually understand what is going on in the physical world – the realm of full trash bins, crowded sidewalks and refrigerators distressingly empty of whatever it was we want for breakfast.

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Topics: Network Allocation

2019 – A Smarter Year for Smart Cities

Posted by M Horst on Dec 23, 2018 6:53:51 PM

Some of the amazing things that happened in blockchain technologies in 2018, and what they mean for the coming year

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Topics: Blockchain M2M

Benefits and Limitations of LPWAN

Posted by M Horst on Sep 19, 2018 7:50:35 AM


There are many organizations competing to make the most out of the Internet of Things using LPWAN technology. At this point there is so much being said about the technology that I thought it would be best to write a guide establishing exactly what LPWAN is, what it can do, and how a few companies are actively pushing those limits.

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Topics: M2M Network Allocation

Knowing Your Customer (KYC) in the world of the blockchain

Posted by M Horst on Jul 23, 2018 8:23:00 PM

Almost from the very beginning, the anonymity of cryptocurency exchange and its non-reliance on regulated banking systems have made them attractive to certain criminals. As it became obvious that blockchain-based currencies were not going to simply disappear, governments around the world began the slow process of developing systems to regulate Crypto Exchanges and the other platforms people use to exchange Bitcoins, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies for goods, services and other types of currency.

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Smart Contracts, Smart Assets, and how the blockchain might just do away with lawyers

Posted by M Horst on Jul 18, 2018 8:55:00 PM

OK, that’s probably not actually going to happen. However, smart contracts, smart assets, and unique blockchain protocols like MXC are making it possible for contracts and agreements of many kinds to become self-enforcing. The time and expense saved by removing even the possibility of fighting for agreed contract rights could be the dawn of a whole new economic reality.

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Topics: Data Monetization M2M Network Allocation

Why monetization of the LPWAN network system actually helps the ‘sharing economy’

Posted by M Horst on Jun 26, 2018 8:37:00 PM

First, let’s define a few terms. I’ll assume you know what low power wide access networks (LPWANs) are, and how the IoT uses them. But the interaction of LPWANs and the sharing economy bears examination.

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Topics: Network Allocation

Why shouldn't we profit from our own data?

Posted by M Horst on May 15, 2018 9:17:00 PM
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Topics: Data Monetization Network Allocation