A wide range of stark and contrasting opinions on the future interplay of blockchain, AI, and IoT were shared during a series of panels and speeches at the GMIC event in Beijing. Industry players from around the world converged to discuss how China and other economies could look in the future based on changes to data and how it’s gathered, used, and abused. Our future dual identities, lack of privacy protection in blockchain, and Malta as the next Switzerland were key parts of the discussions. Speakers joining via video link from London had a warning for China’s internet policy.

Xiaomi gathers tons of data; blockchain is immature, with few applications at present

“We want to build Xiaomi into a big data company. Our first product, our core product, is the mobile phone. People use it 24/7 which means our mobile phones can collect all kinds of data about our customers. How can we utilize this data and provide value-added services? This is our mission.”

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Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a Beijing-based tech reporter who's been coming to China since 2001. He tries to go beyond the headlines to explain the context and impact of developments in China's tech sector. Get in...