Blockstream, a Blockchain technology company on Monday announced its satellite service is now available for users in the Asia-Pacific region. Users can now send Bitcoin transactions through outer space with support for lightning network transactions. Its CEO Adam Back said the service was aimed at individuals with limited internet access or who otherwise face issues accessing bitcoin.
Matías Nisenson, CEO, and Luciano Bertenasco, CTO, of Experimental, a blockchain gaming studio based in Argentina have announced the launch of CryptoWars, a strategy game that is completely decentralized; run on the ethereum blockchain. The gamer has to build a village, buildings, and mines then can battle opponents online winner gets Quantum Dust official currency of the game.
The social media giant, Facebook is currently working on expanding its blockchain development team and may issue its own cryptocurrency soon. Alex Heath commented, “They’ve been very quiet about what they’ve been working on, very stealthy, but it’s definitely going to be a kind of blockchain-based cryptocurrency payments product. They’ve already got policy people in D.C. to ramp this up.”
The Brazilian government has recently hired the Blockchain Academy Training and Consulting LTDA in educating and to familiarize the public servants regarding the concept of the emerging technology of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The aim of the blockchain class for the is also to encourage the implementation of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in the government sector.
The Government of Tanzania has recently decided to improvise its strategy on combating the corruption in the country by utilizing the blockchain technology. John Pombe Magufuli, The president of Tanzania, is one of the world leaders trying to fight ‘cancer’ corruption. He plans to use DLT and Blockchain technology in supervising and develop a transparent system.
Lancor Scientific, a London-based early cancer detection screening start-up has tested an integrated system which will ease cancer screenings by launching its digital token. The common practice at present: samples are tested in remote labs and results comes after two weeks, with 60-70% accuracy. Lancor claims to offers results almost real time at 90% accuracy using the Lancor Blockchain Platform.
AT&T, US telecoms stalwart is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history map. system. It came to the public through by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent application uses a blockchain-powered system to track transaction history of the user in the social platform and stores that data, which is to be used for various purposes.
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn lists Blockchain Developer as its biggest growing job sector for 2018. Its 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report indicated that there is a growth of 33 times for engineers who can develop distributed ledgers with P2P technology this year. The Machine Learning Engineer role is in second place with respect to job growth.
Warren Davidson, Ohio Congressman proposes that crowdfunding can be a solution to the long-standing demand of American’s request to build a wall on the Mexican border. His idea is to have sort of like a crowdfunding site through a blockchain and cryptocurrency named WallCoins. Davidson is a crypto enthusiast, even held a round-table discussion for legislation for initial coin offerings.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a consulting firm has partnered with Bitfury Group, a mining and blockchain software company to create a blockchain accelerator for businesses in Russia. The main aim of this accelerator is to meet the needs of big clients.It believes that blockchain can “drastically cut costs with the automation of business processes.