Author Archives for Ariel Greenway

As a data hunter at ktMINE, Ariel Greenway works closely with the tech team to research and assess additional sources of data for our IP platform.

Rage, the Trademark Thrower

Banksy, the world-famous and still unidentified street artist who has made a habit of shattering expectations and questioning assumptions in the art world, has once again found himself in a trademark dispute. This most recent dispute against Full Colour Black, a contemporary art licensing company that specializes in the commercialization of street art, is characterized

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency

Ever since 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto’s mysterious white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was first published, blockchain has been making endless appearances in tech blogs everywhere. A lot of claims have been made about how blockchain will change the world, but some are speculating that blockchain might be sinking into the trough of

Virtual Reality Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Though people often associate virtual reality (VR) with cyberpunk, futuristic dystopias, or flashy consumer tech, the ideas behind VR aren’t exactly new. Attempts at designing mechanical devices that were the Oculus Rift of their era took place at least as early as the 1950s, and the concept of alternative realities overriding the everyday world of

Today’s Tech for the Smart Cities of Tomorrow

What exactly are smart cities? Some immediately think IoT, machine learning, and automation while others call to mind alternative waste treatments and non-traditional city layouts like the superblocks of Barcelona. With the urban population expected to reach 68% of the world’s population by 2050, it’s not surprising that tech giants, governments, and citizens are turning