Corda 1.0 released

Fintech consortium released final version of (1.0) of Corda platform
03 October 2017   657

Banking blockchain consortium R3 released the final version of the Corda platform (v.1.0).

The Corda platform is designed to reduce the costs of various business transactions. This is achieved due to the fact that companies can make transactions directly through the use of smart contracts. The latter, in turn, ensure a high level of confidentiality and security of operations.

Corda is the most inclusive, open platform in the marketplace, and the launch of v1.0 signals to our rapidly growing ecosystem of partners that they can build on the platform with complete confidence. Time and budget can be invested in learning about, prototyping with and implementing Corda to realise both theirs and their clients’ business vision for DLT. The road to commercial deployment starts here.
 

David E. Rutter

CEO, R3

Corda is a highly specialized tool developed for financial organizations. The key feature of Corda is that the platform does not use blockchain in the usual sense of the word. Instead, special notary nodes are used. Transactions that are made on Corda, are not available to all its participants. Entries in the database are available only to those network members who have the right to view and manage them.

In May, the international banking consortium R3 CEV attracted a record $ 107M investment for the corporate blockade industry.

Despite significant interest in R3 and corporate solutions based on distributed registry technology, not all participants of the consortium share the optimism of investors. So, this week it became known that the R3 left two key figures - the director of global business development Tim Grant and market research director Tim Swanson.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   125

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.
 

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.