New Blockchain Association INATBA to be Created in EU

International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application is going t create a predictable, transparent and trust-based global framework to promote DLT
04 April 2019   414

SWIFT, IBM, Ripple, Consensys AG, Bitfury and another 100 organizations joined the new blockchain association, the purpose of which will be the promotion of technology in the European Union.

The International Association of Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA) will create a predictable, transparent and trust-based global framework to promote distributed ledger technology. In particular, the founding members of INATBA intend to set global standards for compatibility of blockchains and their applications and to create an inclusive and transparent management model.

We are thrilled to see that over 100 companies and organizations have partnered together to help develop the framework for distributed ledger technologies in Europe. It clearly signifies that blockchain technology will be a driving force for our economy in the coming years, and through INATBA we will be able to foster an environment that encourages the application of the technology across the EU member states.
 

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner, Digital Economy and Society

INATBA gained reliable support at the state and supranational levels - the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, UNICEF, the European Investment Bank and others joined its advisory board.

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   146

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.