A new blockchain-as-a-service platform launched in China

Chinese government-backed Research Institute has presented their blockchain-as-a-service platform for data storage and verification
27 March 2018   533

Nowadays everybody tries to move to blockchain it seems. And the Chinese are going even further with this notion. Recently China Banknote Blockchain Technology Research Institute has debuted the new system called Blockchain Registry Open Platform (BROP for short). It's a platform for identity and supply-chain tracking utilizing blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) approach.

Of course, it's not the first BaaS platform ever developed, with several other companies having their own flavor of the same thing. But in the case of BROP the significant difference lies in the developer's official connections. The Research Institute is quite strongly tied to Chinese government and has a luxury of their backing on such projects.

The aim of the new platform is to build the environment for a trustworthy collaboration. It is achieved by establishing verifiable digital identities, storing trusted data on the blockchain and providing digital vouchers which would verify agreement rights on the blockchain.

It can be used to store data and provide track record for the changes made. Also developers have presented plans to utilize their project to make public services more optimized and transparent for the government and the users.

Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   114

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.
 

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at Wallet.fail discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.