NEO to start Open Blockchain Foundation

NEO initiated Open Blockchain Foundation (OBF) and put the unclaimed 1.8 million USD from NEO giveback plan as the first contribution to OBF
22 June 2018   667

Shoucheng Zhang, honorary chairman of OBF performed with a keynote report and had a talk with Father of Public Key Whitfield Diffie. NEO was the major sponsor for Crypto DevCon that was held on Jun 11-12 in Mountain View, California. Da Hongfei,  NEO Founder, remotely announced in his speech that NEO would donate the unclaimed USD 1.8 million from NEO giveback plan to Open Blockchain Foundation (OBF).

The Honorary Chairman and President of Academic Committee of OBF (Open Blockchain Foundation), Prof. ZHANG Shoucheng, was invited to the conference to have a fireside chat with Professor Diffie, Father of Public Key. He underlined the following:

Blockchain technology research so far has been rarely funded by the government, whereas some blockchain projects or companies are willing to donate a portion of their funds to support academic research. The mission of OBF is to support frontier academic researches in blockchain technology with the funds raised from blockchain industry. NEO’s contribution is of great significance to both OBF and the blockchain industry.
Zhang Shoucheng,
Professor, Chairman and President, Academic Committee of OBF

Professor Zhang reported that finding solutions to Quantum computing resistance, a presently popular topic, is a part of the mission of OBF. These researches will define the future of blockchain technology. 

Open Blockchain Foundation (OBF) is an independent neutral foundation started by NEO, with a mission to back the R&D of blockchain technology in general. Being the first donor of OBF, NEO donated the unclaimed amount of 1.8 million USD from the latest concluded Giveback Plan as its first contribution to OBF, followed by 10-15 million USD contribution in the impending years.

Waves Keeper to be Available at Chrome Web Store

Extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources
19 November 2018   43

The developers of the Waves blockchain platform have released the previously announced browser extension Waves Keeper to securely sign of transactions.

Team said that the extension allows to confirm transactions online without providing confidential information to third-party resources and the need to enter a private key. Also, several accounts can be used in Waves Keeper.

The major benefit is that private keys are stored securely within the extension, allowing the user to confirm transactions and engage with Waves-enabled web services and dApps without entering their private keys or passwords. This mitigates the threat from malicious websites, while making using Waves online frictionless.
 

Waves Team

The extension is already available in the Chrome Web Store. Over time, the developers have promised to release versions of Waves Keeper for Firefox and other popular browsers.