Thor and Travala Officially declare Strategic Partnership

A NEO-based blockchain startup, Thor has announced about its cooperation with the smart platform Travala
14 June 2018   343

The both companies creating freedom for workers and reducing costs for firms or contractors. Travala’s platform is to be applied by independent travel service providers who is able to benefit from the access to benefits that the Thor platform provides.

We are very excited to partner with Travala. They’re a smart team building a great project, and their platform would be of great use to the contractors in our network, just as our platform could help independent contractors using theirs.
 David Chin
CEO, Thor Token

In turn, contractors from around the world in the Thor network can use Travala to both find work and high-quality decentralized travel services.

Partnering with Thor made logical sense for Travala. We aim to create a smart travel ecosystem that covers all angles including optimizing suppliers workforce. By enabling our supplier to have direct access to the Thor gig economy, our suppliers will never be left under-staffed. We are pleased to be partnering with such a strong and capable team.
 Matthew Luczynski
Co-Founder, Travala.com

So, the companies are glad to work together and see what the future holds. This partnership creates the extensive possibilities, it will provide users from both platforms with significant profits and advantages. 

US Government to Grant $800k to Blockchain Researchers

As reported, the U.S. government will help fund a distributed ledger platform being developed by researchers at the University of California-San Diego
21 August 2018   8

The US government will support a distributed registry technology developed by employees of the University of California at San Diego, CoinDesk reports.

The researcher and software developer of the Computing Center's Computational Center with the San Diego supercomputer, Subhashini Sivagnanam, won a $ 818,433 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the development of an open scientific circuit (OSC) - a distributed registry, through which researchers can effectively access data, collected in the course of various scientific experiments, and verify them.

NSF is a scientific organization that helps to distribute federal resources in favor of various research initiatives. In recent years, it has supported several blockchain projects, including those that deal with various aspects of incentive mechanisms in cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

According to the available information, the latter project creates "a web-based cyberinfrastructure platform built using distributed ledger technologies that allows researchers to provide metadata and verification information about their scientific datasets and update this information as the datasets change and evolve over time in an auditable manner" .

In other words, the proposed network will be an up-to-date register of researchers' work, which will grow as new information is added to it. Thanks to this network, researchers will be able to trust the data with which they will have to work more.