BubbleTone and Horizon to set up affordable roaming in Bermuda

BubbleTone and Horizon Communications will set up affordable mobile connectivity for tourists
26 February 2018   297

BubbleTone, the first blockchain-based ecosystem for telecom operators, and Horizon Communications, provider of high-speed LTE connectivity, announced their partnership. This agreement will at first be aimed at providing cheap mobile connectivity in Caribbean region because of increased tourist activity and demand for stable mobile connection.

Horizon agreed to use blockchain-based telecom platform in their operational area of Caribbean islands, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and in Central America. It will allow tourists from around the world to connect to the local mobile network at local rates without resorting to ridiculously-priced roaming. Current spotty coverage and unreasonably high roaming fees are a detriment to market development and they leave a significant tourist user base without reliable communication.

All these advancements are made possible by implementing new system by BubbleTone, which allows mobile service providers from around the globe to connect to each other and provide international service without roaming agreements and infrastructure modifications. It helps small and medium-sized mobile operators to evade this spendings while still providing coverage for maximum user base essentially for free, in terms of setting up international roaming.

Horizon plans to launch this technology first in Bermudas within 2018 and then expand to Caribbean and Central America over the next few years.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.