Ifpaytt - New LApp by Blockstream Announced

Last applocation within the "Week of LApps" presented
28 March 2018   377

Blockstream introduced the last application within the "Week of LApps" - Ifpaytt (If Pay Then That). Created on the basis of the IFTTT infrastructure (If This Then That), it is declared as a "companion" software for Paypercall, which allows you to configure a micropayment system without deep knowledge of programming.

It is noted that while Papercall is designed for professional Node.js developers, Ifpaytt allows to take advantage of the dynamic system of micropayments for not a pro coder.

Based on IFTTT, Ifpaytt uses the Lightning Charge and Paypercall functionality, allowing to create applets using combinations of triggers and actions. Payment of an invoice in the Lightning Network in this case becomes a trigger, and when it is triggered - a pre-programmed action is performed. The user just needs to create an IFTTT applet that connects them together. Detailed instructions can be found in the corresponding repository on GitHub.

From the client's point of view, the process will look exactly the same as when using Paypercall: when you navigate to the seller's URL, they will be provided with an account after payment which will give access to the service.

SoftBank & Baidu to Invest in Atlas Protocol

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance
21 August 2018   130

The Atlas Protocol marketing module (ATP) has completed a round of attracting initial funding, led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), having collected several million dollars during it.

In a multimillion-dollar round, the exact amount of which was not disclosed, Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital also took part.

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA). The "first developer" of Google Adwords, Jeremy Zhao and Columbia University Professor Ronggui Gu will serve as project advisors on technical issues.

Atlas Protocol plans to create a blockchain ecosystem and "to form a new paradigm of interactive marketing." According to the press release, ATP allows you to rank "calculated values ​​on the block and transfer value using tokens" using the ATP Smartdrop service application.

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance was formed in April this year as a community of former Google employees interested in blockchain technology. Its founders were the developers of projects Nebulas, Loopring and Gifto.