Israeli Blockchain Startup Kirobo Invents Undo Button for Bitcoin Transactions

Kirobo, a two-year-old Israeli blockchain startup, announced on Tuesday that it has found a way to tackle problems related to human error in cryptocurrency transactions. In a recent survey by the Fio Foundation, 55% of respondents reported experiencing stressful human errors when sending cryptocurrency, and 18% reported loss of funds due to such errors. As such, Kirobo has invented “Retrievable Transfer,” a way for senders to cancel a transaction that is sent to the wrong address. Kirobo provides a unique code to the sender and the receiver has to enter the matching password in order to receive the transfer.

From Chatbots to Blockchain, Technology Is Changing The Face Of Personal Finance

Personal finance is being transformed by cutting-edge technologies that make possible outstanding customer experiences, personalisation, and integrity of financial data. Increasingly, consumers expect financial services firms to have easy-to-use technologies that make interaction effortless, fruitful, and secure. Consumers also expect financial services firms to cater to them like never before. They hope financial services firms…

Vanguard Advances Blockchain Technology Pilot With Technology Partner Symbiont

US-based investment management firm Vanguard announced on Thursday another step towards applying blockchain technology to digitize asset-backed securities markets. Through a partnership with technology provider Symbiont and in close collaboration with a large US ABS issuer, as well as BNY Mellon, Citi, and State Street, Vanguard managed to model the full lifecycle of an ABS…

13 Evolving And Emerging Uses For Blockchain Technology

Many consumers may have heard of blockchain technology, especially in relation to cryptocurrency. However, they may not be aware of its full potential and impact across industries. Blockchain has the potential to simplify and add greater security to data management, and since its inception, this technology has quietly been changing business processes. To get further…

How Can Blockchain Change The Space Industry?

Cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralized data are all buzzwords we’ve seen floating around in recent years, but the technology is so new that it’s hard to see direct applications to our lives, even in space exploration. But blockchain and space have more ties than you might expect. What these concepts all describe is a different way…

EY Japan To Use Blockchain To Fight Counterfiting of Japanese Sake and Fruits

EY Japan, the Japanese branch of global accountancy firm Ernst & Young, has announced plans to launch a blockchain system for tracking Japanese sake and fruit and preventing the sale of fraudulent or counterfeit products. According to Asian Nikkei Review, EY Japan’s SAKE Blockchain will be rolled out across Asia once the threat of the…

Reddit To Launch Its Blockchain Based Points System On Ethereum

Through a video posted on Reddit, it is now clear that Reddit’s blockchain based points system will be launched on Ethereum’s blockchain. It is a huge boost to the Ethereum community at a time when it’s looking forward to implementing Eth 2.0. In the video, the Redditor recorded the phone screen detailing more of the…

Wave Financial Launches Wave Kentucky Whiskey 2020 Digital Fund

Digital asset manager Wave Financial is tokenizing a whole year’s production of Kentucky bourbon so global investors can gain exposure to the growing U.S. whiskey market. Wave announced Wednesday it had finalized an agreement with the Danville, Kentucky-based Wilderness Trail Distillery to tokenize between 10,000 and 20,000 barrels of bourbon whiskey, worth up to $20…

HTC Exodus 1s To Allow Mining Monero Cryptocurrency

HTC Exodus 1s smartphone users should soon be able to mine crypto directly on their phone. HTC, a major Taiwanese consumer electronics company, has partnered up with ASIC chip design company Midas Labs in order to enable users of the HTC blockchain-powered smartphone Exodus to utilize their devices to mine Monero (XMR) directly. This will…

Tapping Blockchain Tools in Fight Against Coronavirus

A series of ongoing efforts across universities, medical academia, the private sector and even private citizens are harnessing distributed systems in the fight against COVID-19. The projects are attempting to buttress governmental stay-at-home orders that have frozen billions of people in a global effort to flatten the curve. There’s no known cure for COVID-19 and…