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M Horst

Recent Posts

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: M2M Blockchain

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 Network Allocation M2M

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