August 2020 / 14 posts found

EDM on blockchain: DJ PLS&TY to sell latest vinyl record on Ethereum platform

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DJ PLS&TY has launched 30 limited edition vinyls of his latest EP on an Ethereum-based art and culture platform. Tommy Leas, professionally known as DJ PLS&TY in the electronic dance music industry, has launched the vinyl record of his “Very Special” EP record on the Ethereum-based art and culture exchange platform, Foundation. Foundation allows artists to sell limited-edition art, and it prices their work based on the demand it creates over time.  The EP was originally released in April and the artist is now targeting crypto and blockchain enthusiasts, with a starting price of $50. With each record sold, the […]

EDM on blockchain: DJ PLS&TY to sell latest vinyl record on Ethereum platform

by crypto journalist
DJ PLS&TY has launched 30 limited edition vinyls of his latest EP on an Ethereum-based art and culture platform. Tommy Leas, professionally known as DJ PLS&TY in the electronic dance music industry, has launched the vinyl record of his “Very Special” EP record on the Ethereum-based art and culture exchange platform, Foundation. Foundation allows artists to sell limited-edition art, and it prices their work based on the demand it creates over time.  The EP was originally released in April and the artist is now targeting crypto and blockchain enthusiasts, with a starting price of $50. With each record sold, the […]

Amid US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ USPS Files Patent for Blockchain Mail-in Voting Scheme | Blockchain Bitcoin News

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Amid US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ USPS Files Patent for Blockchain Mail-in Voting Scheme The United States Postal Service (USPS) is falling apart at the seams and many Americans are blaming the Trump administration. The USPS may have to deal with the U.S. election ballot process, as mail-in votes may be the dominant practice thanks to the coronavirus. Amid the American public’s concerned reaction about the internal problems at the USPS, on August 13, the postal entity published a patent for a blockchain-based mail-in voting system. Every single day on social media and Reddit forums, users in the United States are […]

As Trump tries to sabotage mail-in voting, the USPS has an idea to defend it against fraud, using blockchain

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The patent is still pending, meaning it wouldn’t be used in the upcoming November presidential election, but offers a novel tool for guarding against concerns like double voting. The US Postal Service has become an unlikely flashpoint of the upcoming elections due to President Donald Trump’s refusal to fund the cash-strapped agency, despite the outsized role it will play as millions of Americans turn to mail-in voting during the pandemic. But even as Trump continues to make false claims attempting to link mail-in voting to fraud, the USPS has been working on new ways to make elections more secure and […]

USPS files blockchain patent to secure mail-in voting

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has filed a patent application to use blockchain technology to streamline and secure mail-in voting. The ‘Secure Voting System’ patent application, published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office last week, describes how the same technology that supports bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could be used to “track and secure the vote by mail system”. The filing comes amid claims that Donald Trump is attempting to undermine the 2020 presidential elections by incapacitating mail-in voting. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines The US president claims that […]

U.S. Post Office Files Patent for Blockchain Voting System

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just made public a patent application from the U.S. Postal Service that describes a “Secure Voting System” based on blockchain technology. The USPS filed the patent, which describes “a voting system that can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system,” in February of this year. reported on the patent disclosure, which comes amidst a turbulent period for the USPS arising from conflict directed by the sitting President. The patent application, which can be found here, says that the system works by having registered voters receive computer […]

The US Post Office Files a Patent for a Blockchain-Based Voting System

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has filed a patent for a mail-in voting system that utilizes blockchain technology. The patent, which was filed in February and published on Thursday, follows President Donald Trump’s conclusion that mail-in voting would turn into “ballots all over the place” and fraudulent ballots possibly named “after dogs and dead people”. The postal service’s patent application abstract states, “A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system. A registered voter receives a computer-readable code in the mail and confirms identity and confirms correct ballot information in […]

US Postal Service Files Blockchain Voting Patent Following Trump Cuts

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Is it enough to meaningfully resist election fraud? A new patent has been filed by the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, which appears to use Blockchain technology to make mail-in voting a safe alternative to physical polling stations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This news follows recent comments from President Donald Trump concerning the mail service’s funding as part of his fight against mail-in voting. “This developement releates to a voting system that also incorporates the use of cryptographic elements, such as blockchains, as are used with cryptographic currencies, to track and secure the vote by mail system,” said a patent […]

One Million South Koreans Now Have Blockchain Drivers Licenses

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One million South Koreans have foregone their physical drivers license in favour of a blockchain-powered digital alternative used in conjunction with the PASS smartphone app. This represents more than 3% of the entire driving population in South Korea, which sat at 32.6 million licensed drivers in 2019 according to Statista. This is the first authorized digital identification card to be used throughout South Korea and received approval by the nation’s Ministry of Science and ICT in September 2019. The project was launched in May by the National Police Agency in partnership with the Korea Road Traffic Authority, and the country’s […]

Blockchain Bites: Square’s Revenue Surge, Eth 2’s Final Testnet, c-Lightning’s Latest Update – CoinDesk

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In the mainstream financial press there is a lot of attention given to the inflationary risks of the Federal Reserve’s bout of money printing. As Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead said, the United States has printed more money in June than in its two centuries of existence. Putting this in context, over the course of the pandemic the Fed has nearly doubled its balance sheet to about $7 trillion.  Some pundits, such as professor of economics Antony Mueller, believe the reverse case – that the economy is deflating – is more likely in the short term. Deflation is when the […]