Securing Jamaica’s National Identification System with Blockchain Technology

Government organizations across the globe are exploring the use of blockchain technology to improve operations. The ability to record transactions on distributed ledgers offers new approaches for governments to improve transparency, prevent fraud and establish trust. According to a recent survey conducted by IBM and the Economic Intelligence Unit, government interest in blockchain is high: […]

Reference: Expensive accounting software may be replaced with open source alternatives.

Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source

Hi, welcome to another post in the series where I’m preaching the gospel of Open Source Software (OSS) to my fellow Jamaicans and today the focus is on Tertiary education. Tertiary institutions across the globe have been utilising Open Source to drive research and innovation. I believe that our local tertiary institutions should follow suit […]

SMBE – Running on Open Source Software

Welcome to another post in the series, where I’ll be expressing my views on open source technology and the benefits to Jamaica. This is the second write-up and I’ll be showing how open source software benefits the business sector. If you missed the first post please feel free to catch up. The economics and social benefits […]

Mobile Money: GraceKennedy gets approval from BOJ to launch GK MPay

GraceKennedy Payment Services has been granted a license by the Bank of Jamaica to take its mobile money solution to the public through GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) locations island wide. This comes at the successful conclusion of a nine-month pilot project which registered participation of over 250 internal customers. Branded GK MPay, the service will […]

Caricoin – mobile wallet built for Bitcoin targeting Caribbean nationals

The future is now the present as mobile and virtual currencies are expanding across the globe. Many countries in Asia and Africa have embraced mobile and virtual currencies. In recent months, the chatter and posturing have finally been transulated to tangible initiatives and products. The latest entrant is  Caricoin, a mobile wallet built for Bitcoin targeting […]

eSports: Get Out Of Control At InControl

Your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo Cometh here again with some eSports news. There have been a few local eSports tournaments in Jamaica since the start of 2016. A couple that can be mentioned are the Flow eGames Feva FIFA 16 tournament and Clan Pro Circuit’s Street Fighter V Invitational. Let’s not forget some of the […]

It’s been 5 years since Cliff-Twang exclaimed: “Nobody Canna Cross It”

Believe it or not, it’s now 5 years to the day that DJ Powa produced and shared a Youtube video that has cemented its place in Jamaica’s social media folklore. Titled “Nobody Canna Cross It – Twanging (Refix Video) – DJ Powa”; the video created a social media firestorm that made short-lived stars out of […]