India’s Telecom Regulator to Curb Spam via Blockchain

The TRAI - Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, is interested in blockchain technology in order to curb telemarketing spam through phone calls and SMSs
30 May 2018   712

The first measure of such kind, watches the regulator draft guidelines on Tuesday in order to fight the prevalent issue of unsolicited calls and communication through a  mobile SMS, according to the report of Indian business daily Economic Times.  The regulator claims India’s telecom subscriber base achieved 1.19 billion users in December 2017.

TRAI is looking at blockchain technology as securing the contact information of hundreds of millions of users cryptographically to provide privacy. The information will only be acceptable to registered telemarketers under definite conditions.

TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma declared that the problem is widespread in the country, affirming that the officials had failed in their previous attempts to examine unsolicited telemarketing calls. The regulator is aimed to work with telecom operators and other stakeholders to solve the difficulties with a regulatory framework while involving the  blockchain technology.

Blockchain will ensure two things — non-repudiable[record keeping] and confidentiality. Only thoseauthorizedd to access details will be able to access subscriber details and only when they need to deliver service… TRAI will become the first organization to implement this kind of regulation. 
Ram Sewak Sharma
Chairman, TRAI

The blockchain ledger also will record all communication between subscribers and telecom firms to capture users’ consent for information. The ‘Telecom Commercial Customer Preference Regulation’ project will be available for comment till June 11.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   109

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.