EOSIO-Based Social Media Platform Voice Briefly Goes Live Ahead of Schedule

Voice, a blockchain-based social media project developed by EOS creator Block.One, briefly went live one day before its scheduled launch. Based on the open source EOSIO protocol, Voice aims to use Blockchain technology to create a trusted social experience, free from bots and fake accounts. Revealed in June 2019, the project uses biometric authentication technology to verify every account, limiting accounts to one-per-person and promising to protect user data. Voice briefly shows multiple posts Voice’s main page temporarily displayed several posts from different accounts which featured multiple likes and comments.…

Irish Charity Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

Oxfam Ireland, a Belfast-based charity fighting global poverty, has received a €1 million ($1.1 million) grant to fund the next phase of a blockchain aid distribution project. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. Source link

South Korean NGO Announces Blockchain-Based Healthcare Platform

The Commons Foundation, a South Korean non-governmental organization, revealed its plans to develop a blockchain-based platform that aims to handle health epidemics in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. According to Digital Today, the NGO will rely on blockchain public services to create an epidemiological research system to suit the coming post-coronavirus era. The article quotes a statement from Choi Yong-gwan, chairman of the Commons Foundation, who expressed concerns regarding the ongoing violation of personal information due to the pandemic emergency. Such a situation motivated the NGO to develop a…

Sri Lanka’s Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development ‘Shortly’: Central Bank

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is close to starting development of a blockchain platform expected to speed up the processing of bank users’ ID information. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. Source link

Startup Brings Blockchain Functionality to Steam Gaming Platform

Blockchain’s inexorable push into the world of gaming is occurring simultaneously on a number of fronts. From AAA tentpole productions backed by major crypto players, through crypto-powered Esports tournaments in popular non-blockchain titles, to encouraging developers on board with easy-to-use blockchain integration tools. GOATi Entertainment is taking a dual-headed approach of its own with its Pavillion Hub offering; targeting both the developers and players on one of the largest gaming platforms around, Steam. Steam, but turbo-charged and blockchain-enabled Pavillion Hub, powered by Phantasma blockchain, acts as a kind of blockchain-enhanced…

Blockchain-Fueled Influencer Marketing Platform Rolls Our Beta with TV Documentary Series, Open Source Money – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Raiinmaker has released its beta version influencer marketing platform, that empowers fans to share campaigns and be rewarded for endorsements. Utilizing a proprietary algorithm, the company calls ‘Proof of Influence’, companies and projects are now able to measure the return and impact of their campaign spend and provide better experiences to influencers. The first project to launch with the Raiinmaker app is called Open Source Money, a groundbreaking documentary series airing July 4th, produced by Vision Tree about the evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Fans who promote Open Source…

Russia’s E-Voting Blockchain Platform Attacked

Russia’s blockchain e-voting platform for President Vladimir Putin’s proposed Constitutional amendments reportedly suffered a node attack last weekend. The proposal if passed will allow Putin to serve as President until 2036. Russia’s integration of blockchain-based voting is off to a bad start as the Bitfury powered system was reportedly attacked through an election observer’s node. The attack occurred on June 27, according to Russian state media organization TASS. However, the media site reports that government officials insist the attack did not cause a system malfunction and all the votes that…

Signature Bank Releases Digital Payments Platform ‘Signet’ on the Fireblocks Network – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

New York-based full-service commercial operation, Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY) have launched and integrated its proprietary, blockchain-based digital payments platform, Signet™, with Fireblocks, an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing and issuing digital assets. “The integration with Fireblocks will offer enhanced services to our clients. With this latest banking technology innovation, Signature Bank remains at the forefront as we advance our Signet product and its capabilities. As the digital needs of our clients continue to evolve and the broader adoption of asset tokenization increases, Signet APIs are yet another…

Block.One to Launch Social Media Platform Ahead of Schedule

Voice, the social media platform by EOS creator Block.One, announced that it will launch on July 4. According to a Tweet posted by Voice Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salah Zalatimo on June 6, the social media platform will be available to readers on U.S. Independence Day, with only registered users able to publish content or engage online.  “We had been building towards a big reveal this fall,” said Zalatimo, “but, we simply can’t wait any longer. We need to take social back from big tech NOW.” The platform had been…

Waves Enterprise Starts Beta Testing for Blockchain Corporate Voting Platform

Waves Enterprise has launched Voting — a blockchain-powered e-voting platform centering corporate clients — for public beta testing. According to the official announcement, published on May 28, the new service aims to “leverage all the advantages of blockchain technology while retaining traditional voting rules and processes”.  Artem Kalikhov, chief product officer of Waves Enterprise, told Cointelegraph that only a decentralized solution can guarantee data protection and transparency in online voting:  “The blockchain provides a trustless environment for data exchange between independent encryption servers that act as participants of voting protocol.…