Chile to record energy data and statistics to blockchain

Chilean Energy Ministry from now on will commit energy usage data to Ethereum blockchain to provide transparent records to the government and public
10 April 2018   720

Data collection from various sources is a great application of blockchain technology. And Chilean National Energy Commission has decided the same in regards of the country's energy data and statistics. Now all this information will be recorded and tracked through Ethereum blockchain, according to the announcement by Chilean energy minister Susana Jimenez.

The new project Energia Abierta (“Open Energy”) by National Energy Commission and under the supervision of Chilean Energy Ministry from now on will commit all the detailed information from the country's energy sector to Ethereum blockchain in an effort to “augment levels of security, integrity, traceability, and confidence in the information available to the public”.

The initiative's decision to use blockchain stems from the need to present a detailed and trustworthy source of information not only to the public, but also the government. It might prove beneficial because in legislation it's necessary to align the real numbers with approximations of renewable energy output.

Some data has already been written to blockchain, including average market prices and marginal costs, electricity-generating capacities, hydrocarbon prices and legal compliance information.

MyEtherWallet to Roll Out MEW Connect

The application provides a secure login to user accounts
19 September 2018   129

Developers of the popular wallet MyEtherWallet presented the final version of the mobile application MEW Connect.

The application provides a secure login to user accounts. With MEW Connect, users do not need to enter a private key to open a wallet. Instead of using a private key, the introduction of which may pose a security risk, the user reads a special QR code.

Kosala Hemachandra, MyEtherWallet founder in talk with TechCrunch said that he he hopes beta users will comb through the code and help find issues with the app before its wider release.

The app is available for both iOs and Android. MyEtherWallet.com service is visited daily by about 600 thousand users.

Recall, the beta version of MEW Connect was introduced in July.