UK Government's Official Archive to Test Blockchain

One of the goals of the project is to investigate the possibilities of using blockchain to effectively solve issues related to archive management
07 June 2018   723

The National Archives (TNA), the official registrar of the UK government, is exploring the possibility of using a blockchain for the records sharing, according to CoinDesk.

The Archangel research project is conducted by the University of Surrey in conjunction with the Open Data Institute. One of the goals of the project is to investigate the possibilities of using blockchain to effectively solve issues related to archive management.

According to TNA manager Alex Greene, distributed ledger technology (DLT) is used in Archangel to "collect digital signatures from digitized physical and originally digital content."

How can we demonstrate that the record you see today is the same record that was entrusted to the archive 20 years previously?... How do we ensure that citizens continue to see archives as trusted custodians of the digital public record? To address these questions, Archangel is exploring how we can know that a digital record has been modified and whether the change was legitimate so that ultimately it can still be trusted as the authentic record. Specifically, the project is investigating how blockchain might be used to achieve this.
 

Alex Green

Manager, TNA

According to him, the project will help to find out how the blockage can be used for this.

The study is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which annually invests more than £ 800 million in research in mathematics, materials science and information technology.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   1170

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”