Blockchain-based voting systems have potential despite security concerns

The 2020 United States presidential election was met with an increase in mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 concerns. Yet while many Americans stayed away from polling stations this year, postal delays, rejected ballots, and other challenges emerged. Unsurprisingly, better ways for casting votes during major elections quickly became a hot topic of discussion. This has also led some in the crypto community advocating with renewed vigor for a blockchain-based voting system to be used in the future presidential elections. While the promises of blockchain include trust, transparency and immutability, a group…

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OG partners with blockchain-based gaming technology company

Esports organization OG has partnered with a blockchain-based gaming technology company DMScript. According to The Esports Observer, the OG Esport team – CS: GO – will promote DMScript products to its fanbase by wearing clothes that display the company’s logo during participation in electronic sports tournaments held around the world. The partnership with OG will also allow DMScript to gain more insight into the needs of the esports industry and help DMScript develop new ideas, high-value solutions, and products that improve the quality of life of players. On the other…

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Blockchain-based app easing pandemic travel launched

A blockchain-based app aimed to make travel during the pandemic easier has been launched. The app, called ICC AOKpass, allows users to verify their COVID-19 status instantly. Dorjee Sun, CEO of blockchain firm Perlin, told CIR Magazine that ICC AOKpass “uses a common global standard that can be deployed and used anywhere in the world today. It can adapt to the rules of any given country and allows users to instantly verify their COVID-19 compliance status anytime, anywhere.” ICC AOKpass was tested by a couple of companies, including Singapore-based firm…

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Is Reddit Devising a Blockchain-Based Tipping System?

Reddit could be about to implement a new blockchain-based points system on its app, if a screen recording posted in the Cryptocurrency subreddit today is to be believed. Redditor MagoCrypto posted the video, which is a walkthrough of a new build of the Reddit app that shows a feature with mention of community points. When delving into the FAQs of the wallet feature there appear to be pages on distribution, wallet, backup and recovery, and on the blockchain. Screenshot of the video. Source: Reddit The video, which has not been…

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Blockchain-Based Social Network Overhauls Platform, Partners With Matic

Ethereum-based social network Sapien has unveiled updates to its platform, as well as a partnership with the initial exchange offering project, Matic Network.  “After several months of development, we’re launching the next release of our platform, called Alpha Persei,” Sapien Network co-founder and CEOAnkit Bhatia told Cointelegraph in an interview. “This is a revamped platform across the board,” he said, highlighting new aspects such as Portis wallet integration and rewards engine reconstruction. Sapien also secured placement on KyberWidget, allowing trading between Sapien (SPN) tokens and Ether (ETH), according to a…

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Unibright to Pilot Blockchain-Based Renewable Energy Trading in Germany

On March 9, blockchain technology provider Unibright (UBT) announced a partnership with German startup Wasserkraft Mittelrhein to use the Unibright Framework to facilitate decentralized renewable energy trading. The partnership will see the firm join Wasserkraft Mittelrhein to facilitate trading, monitoring and data analysis of renewable energy produced by decentralized power plants using the Unibright Framework. Unibright proposes a “smart grid” system, where disparate small electricity producers engage directly with energy consumers via blockchain technology. Unibright to provide blockchain technology for “Project Power-Buoy” Wasserkraft Mittelrhein is an innovative power coming aiming…

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