Blockchain Startup Po.et Nabs Former Washington Post VP as Its New CEO

Po.et, a blockchain startup that allows content creators to create time-stamped titles for their written, visual and audio work, has announced Jarrod Dicker, who has held positions at the Washington Post, Time Inc. and Huffington Post, as its new CEO. It may be the perfect match.

Space Decentral: Using Blockchain Tech to Democratize Space

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking recently called for a concerted effort to launch humans into space saying: “To leave Earth demands a concerted global approach, everyone should join in.

Making Voting, Elections Both Secure and Accessible with Blockchain Technology

Voatz, a startup based in Boston, MA, promises to dispel some of the biggest challenges associated with voting: access, security, transparency and efficiency. The company plans to achieve this goal by combining internet-based voting with blockchain technology. What is Voatz? Voatz enables voters to make their voices heard conveniently by allowing mobile voting via any smartphone or tablet connected to the internet.
Quant Network Launches Overledger for Cross-Blockchain Data Interoperability

Quant Network Launches Overledger for Cross-Blockchain Data Interoperability

Last month, science and technology magazine New Scientist covered the Overledger project in a story titled, “The Blockchain to Fix All Blockchains.” The story emphasizes the need for data interoperability technology across different blockchains that could play a role similar to TCP/IP, which enabled the internet to thrive. “[Overledger] seems to be a straightforward extension of the original atomic swap idea,” said Cornell University cryptocurrency expert Emin Gun Sirer, as reported by New Scientist.

Abra Adds Ether, Launches New Multi-sig Wallet for Holding Digital Assets

The new Bitcoin-based, multi-signature wallet from Abra is being released hot on the heels of their recent funding announcement, supporting ether and 52 fiat currencies.

Wrangling Data For Enterprise: Blockchain Company Libra Launches Crypto Office

Libra, a developer of blockchain tax and auditing software, has launched Crypto Office, a new product aimed at the industry’s biggest players: exchanges, market makers and hedge funds.
Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa's central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, former global blockchain offering director, will work to advance the startup's product and venture efforts. Monica Singer, who left Strate this summer after working for the CSD since the late 1990s, is set to serve as its "Blockchain Ambassador" with a focus on financial markets.

How One Blockchain Startup Is Combatting Centralization of the Credit Industry

Startup company Bloom seeks to take advantage of blockchain technology’s perks to create a platform where the participants will have global access to credit services. According to Bloom, the traditional methods of credit checking leaves billions of people without basic credit services. The stats of the company show that fewer than 9 percent of the citizens in developing countries have ever taken a loan from a financial institution.