UK Government to Invest $26.6 mln in Blockchain

Organisations can apply for a share of £19 million for innovative projects or £12 million for business-graduate partnerships in either industry sector area
24 January 2018   2645

The United Kingdom’s technology development arm, Innovate UK, announced on Monday it has up to £19 million ($26.6 million) to invest in innovative ideas for new products, processes and services in the fields of emerging and enabling technologies and health and life sciences, including blockchain technology.

Participants have to submit their proposal until March 28, 2018, and project must meet the specific competition scope. The projects’ scopes must cost at least £35,000 and last at least for three months, but can go on to three years with a cost of £2 million, according to the announcement. One more part of the eligibility criteria is that businesses should be able to raise up to 70% of their costs on their own.

The agency will also offer a further £12 million ($16.8 million) for businesses trying to recruit graduates to help develop their project.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1008

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.