September 19, 2017

Digital Currency Group forecasts war on physical cash

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-11-24 - comments
This month the Indian government banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, relegating 80% of India's physical cash supply to non-monetary status. As the games industry makes inroads into building more immersive virtual environments, Digital Currency Group forecasts these recent events presaging a global war on physical cash.

Plutus bridging tap & pay's digital currency divides

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-15 - comments
While both Steam and the Humble Store have begun accepting Bitcoin payments, the integration of blockchain-based digital currency transactions at brick and mortar stores has seen slower growth. Based in the UK, Plutus is attempting a solution for tap and pay payments, using their PlutusDEX escrow service.

Digix first mover in tokenizing assets on the blockchain

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-28 - comments
Videogames are expanding into virtual environments. And with the recent crowdsale funding the Digix organization in Singapore, there is now a way to represent and securely trade discrete, valuable assets like gold on the blockchain. This is a practice that will influence online commerce in the short term, and soon impact virtual reality.

The DAO explores enterprise in a decentralized era

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-03 - comments
Previously in our examination of the Ethereum blockchain industry, we took a look at Ujo Music's demo for sharing album sales among participants by deploying self-enforcing smart contracts. Here, we turn to "The DAO," a decentralized organization that may provide a model for transforming the music industry.

With Digix tech, artists can turn music into gold

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-04-08 - comments
In March we reported on Ujo Music's goal of offering musicians a platform for sharing profits with collaborators, paid out in Ether digital currency through self-enforcing smart contracts. Digix Global, launching recently on the Ethereum platform, will allow for transacting in digital tokens representing ounces of gold.

Ujo prototype equips musicians with blockchain tech

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-03 - comments
The Ujo Music tech demo previews services for independent music creators that make innovative use of blockchain technology. The platform aims to equip audio teams with the ability to publish digital albums online and have the proceeds delivered automatically to multiple collaborators, as outlined by a smart contract.