The Block.one has announced that it has launched EOSIO Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome, which will allow users to sign in and approve transactions from web applications running. From its blogpost: “The EOSIO Reference Chrome Extension Authenticator is an implementation that allows users to sign in and approve transactions from web applications running in Google Chrome on desktop.”
The city of Baltimore which suffered recently as its data was held for ransom by malicious agents, has received suggestions from Propy (a real estate firm) to use blockchain to keep out malicious ransomware. Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva explained, “Hacks are particularly tough to prove. With hacking strategies becoming more advanced by the day, governments need to act quickly with combative technologies of their own before it is too late.”
BUX (a mobile investment platform operates In Europe) has signed a contract with ABN AMRO (a securities services provider) to build blockchain platform for commission-free stock trading mobile app. The new app named as ‘STOCKS’ is planned to make its debut Netherlands in coming summer and to expand whole of Europe. BUX spokesperson said, “every bank account is essentially a unique string of code that is administered in this blockchain.”
Salesforce (a CRM software developer based in USA) has launched its own Salesforce blockchain which was developed based on open source blockchain technology offered by hyperledger. Bret Taylor, CPO of Salesforce explained, “…Salesforce Blockchain. Now companies will able to create new ecosystems and achieve new level of interconnectivity through trusted partner network.”
Bitbond (a blockchain based lending platform based in Germany) is planning to use security token offering (STO) to raise €3.5 million. Radoslav Albrecht, founder and CEO of Bitbond explained, Small businesses are an incredibly important part of the economy, and hire the majority of all employed people worldwide. We see this STO as a way to help small businesses create more jobs, and supercharge their own growth,”
One of the developer of AudioB (an audio file sharing platform) has tweeted that the platform has entered in blockchain using Bitcoin SV. This will now allow the audio content creators, to target their audience with more precision. The tweet also reveal that the next step will be artist profiles and collections, once another soon to come application from Money Button is complete.
IOTA made a big step in process to become the first permissionless and scalable DLT technology by removing the centralized coordinator from its main net. It has developed ‘Coordicide’ the updated IOTA protocol which will secure the network and prevent double spend. Dr. Serguei Popov, co-founder of IOTA said, “It is both exciting and humbling to have achieved our current level of progress in such a short space of time,”
The Tezos Foundation has announced that it has updated its on-chain voting, dubbed Athens A it was developed by Nomadic Labs developers. Arthur Breitman, the creator of Tezos explained, “The Athens activation demonstrates that cryptocurrencies do not have to choose between being stuck with early technological choices or protecting themselves against interference. Upgrades can be automated, decentralized, and self-funding.”
A blockchain project, ARCHANGEL developed bye U.K. National Archives, the University of Surrey and the U.K. Open Data Institute with EPSRC funding, to safeguard the integrity and accessibility of digital government records of national archives worldwide will soon present the results of a successful trial deployment in the United Kingdom, Estonia, and Norway.
Blockchain startup founded By Hyundai, Hdac Technology and TODAQ (a global fintech firm which operates its TODA Protocol in Asia, Middle East and Europe) have entered into partnership to develop blockchain projects for mutual benefits. TODAQ CEO & co-founder BuYoung Yun said, “We expect this agreement Hdac will bring both companies greater competitiveness in the development of decentralized business solutions and global expansion,”