Blockchain adopted in Austin  to support the Homeless

A new blockchain platform is being launched in Austin in order to resolve identity problems relatively to its homeless people
17 April 2018   165

Austin was chosen alongside with the other 35 cities as a participant of the Mayor’s Challenge Program, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The top one from the rest 35 will win $5 million.

Identification is one of the main difficulties that obstacle the homeless to get housing, potential employment, and medical care and the other important services. Austin believes that blockchain may help in solving these challenges. Blockchain technology can found unique online identifiers for homeless people. It let them to reestablish their historical records and assist them overcome poverty.

At a high level, the pilot is trying to figure out how to solve one of the challenges we have in our community related to the homeless population, which is how to keep all the information of that individual with that individual. 
Steve Adler, the Mayor, Austin

The blockchain project`s aim is to reinforce previous identity records and identify each homeless individual safely and confidently when letting seamless pass to data by a service worker. “There are all kinds of confidentiality issues that arise when you try to do that, so the thought was that blockchain would allow us to bridge that need,” claimed Adler.

So, inconvenient paper records can be replaced with digital electronic encrypted information which will be more distinct and secure. The blockchain-based platform could also help service providers authenticate a homeless person’s identity without going through existing paper records or  bringing someone back to the office for processing.

Records on the blockchain, unlike the paper ones, can be shared betwixt various  providers easily, especially new records that need to be added over time. Having a historical record of a personality is very important, especially in healthcare where any new or updated information can be critical for people.

Dow Jones' MarketWatch to Track Additional 8 Cryptos

Now it also shows data on  Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash
25 April 2018   58

MarketWatch, the news department of the Dow Jones Media Group begun to track the market movements of eight new cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Coindesk.

The MarketWatch website tracks the bitcoin price from 2014, but from now on, users will also be offered data on Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash.

The new service will publish real-time quotations of these coins against the US dollar and the euro, as well as historical trends in the price movement, using the data from the Kraken crypto exchange.

It's no doubt that our readers, as the world's savviest investors, have an eye on digital currency and we're happy to be expanding our real-time tracking of a total of 9 cryptocurrencies in both Euro's and USD, with Kraken's help.
 

Dan Shar

General Manager, MarketWatch

Last week, the financial news agency Dow Jones Media Group announced a partnership with the Brave startup. Within its framework, DJMG will test the possibilities of a blockbuster-developed platform for online advertising developed by a start-up, and will provide access to premium content of Barron's MarketWatch publications to about 2 million users of the Brave browser.