A new project aims to rejuvenate the skincare industry by launching a blockchain platform designed to solve problems “experienced by millions of people globally.” Opu Labs says the vast majority of consumers get advice from social media, friends and product marketers – information which is often biased or too general...
Noobs to the world of blockchain are lured by the prospect of crypto riches. Consensus attendees shared their strategies for getting them excited about the power of the underlying technology. "To bring people into the blockchain world, first you have to woo them with a shiny object – that's bitcoin's...
A new US patent has been granted to a prominent financial services company that aims to “enhance the processes for proxy voting and repurchase, or repo, agreements.” The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Broadridge Financial Solutions a patent for a blockchain technology solution designed specifically to enhance...
Everyone's favorite "Friendly Finality Gadget" doesn’t replace mining; it just provides Ethereum with increased security. But will it lead to greater centralization? Its creators have tried to ensure it does not. Given that pretty much everybody enjoys a little validation, we've decided to give you a breakdown of Vitalik Buterin's...
The software giant Oracle will unveil a blockchain service sometime this month and is planning to release several distributed ledger-based applications in June. Later this month, Oracle, the world's second-largest software company by revenue, will reportedly launch what has been described as a blockchain-related "platform-as-a-service" offering. In June, the firm is...
The United Nations Development Programme is planning a blockchain-related pilot in Moldova through which it will test a system for financing the installation of solar cells. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is planning a pilot project to test a system that allows individuals to invest in solar energy-generating cells...
Widespread bans of initial coin offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency adverts on major social media platforms and search engines could provide the opportunity for a Blockchain-based advertising service revolution. In June 2018, Google’s ad service will stop serving any advertising content relating to cryptocurrencies or ICOs. The move has massive ramifications...
X-Road, a blockchain-integrated data sharing platform that is one of the Estonian government's digital pet projects, will facilitate the transfer of information between some institutions in its home country and others in Finland. Estonia's X-Road platform for secure online data transfers, which first launched in 2000, will soon support the...
A Blockchain-driven company plans to “give people the power to be instantly everywhere” by creating a marketplace where users can hire someone’s physical presence in order to see and hear the world as they do. UbiatarPlay says it is bringing to life technology that has only been seen in sci-fi...
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced a breakthrough in one of the most important aspects of cryptography, the generation of random numbers. The experimental new technique could have vast cybersecurity implications. Behind the digital veil of 1s and 0s that electronically run the modern world,...