Hayver Utilizes Blockchain to Help Alcohol Addicts

US startup helps drug and alcohol addicts remain sober by paying them cryptocurrency
30 January 2018   462

A startup launched this week in the US, Hayver, states it wants to incentivize behaviour of addicts to remain sober. The company created a software solution with flexible open architecture and cryptocurrency incentives.

Every day as a member logs into the application, a randomized utility decides whether he/she should be tested and the peer group notified. Selected members use urine screening cup and then the results are verified by one of the member’s “Circle of Support” partners. The recovery history is based on check-in rates, test compliance, results, etc.

Hayver also launched its own cryptocurrency as a reward to further encourage its clients be abstinent. The service offers peer-to-peer support, continuous peer-to-peer monitoring and assessment tools for home care relying clients.

According to Dr. John M. Carpenter, co-founder and chief medical officer of Hayver Corporation, physicians, therapists and counselors have acknowledged the potential of Hayver and decided to approve the implementation of the system.

Bakkt to be Launched in December

It is also reported that Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure
19 October 2018   67

The expected launch of the Bakkt will take place on December 12 of this year. It is reported by The Block, citing informed sources.

Also, the material states that the investment bank Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure. At the same time, the bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on a new platform.

In a recent Fortune interview with Bakkt, Kelly Lofler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of a revolution comparable in size to the one that occurred on the energy market in the early 2000s.

Greater institutional participation in the digital asset markets requires secure and regulated custody solutions. We are impressed by BitGo’s product, unique services, and the management team. We view our investment in BitGo as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evolution of this critical market infrastructure.

Rana Yared

Managing director, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group

Bakkt is a cryptocurrency unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. Giants such as Microsoft and Starbucks are taking part in creating of the new project, which is positioned as an “ecosystem for digital assets”.

The new platform will offer deliverable bitcoin futures to the market (unlike the settlement contracts for CBOE and CME, these are based on the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple fiat currencies.