On February 28, 2022, S&P Global completed its merger with IHS Markit, the next step in delivering data, technology and expertise that accelerates progress.
As great as last year was for our company, in many ways 2022 is shaping up to be even better. In February, we closed a transformative merger with IHS Markit. We believe combining our two companies will create substantial long-term value for all our stakeholders.
The S&P Global Foundation is about much more than philanthropy—we are about making a difference by finding and developing essential connections between the knowledge- and skill-driven work of S&P Global and the needs of society.
Oracles are protocols that enable blockchains to both import and export off-chain data for use in smart contracts, as well as enable cross-chain communication. Evaluating the risks of smart contracts also means considering the key vulnerabilities introduced by oracles: concentration, data quality and technical risks.
Despite longer-term pressures on funding sources, a focus on cash flow generation and debt repayment, along with higher oil prices and slower demand growth, has reduced external financing needs for the sector, a trend we expect to continue for the foreseeable future.
Technology hasn’t quite caught up to the metaverse’s potential for improving human interconnectedness and emulating physical processes, but the enablement of its use cases will inevitably bear advancements in technology and computing power.
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