$50 million were “stolen” from a project called “The DAO” and now the Ethereum community is deciding how to move forward and recover from…
The Mediachain Project: Developing a Global Creative Rights Database Using Blockchain Technology | LLRX.com http://www.llrx.com/features/mediachain-project-developing-a-global-creative-rights-database-using-blockchain-technology.htm
So blockchains make sense for databases that are shared by multiple writers who don’t entirely trust each other, and who modify that database directly. But that’s still not enough. Blockchains truly shine where there is some interaction between the transactions created by these writers.
— Avoiding the pointless blockchain project | MultiChain http://www.multichain.com/blog/2015/11/avoiding-pointless-blockchain-project/
This article has some of the best thinking I’ve seen about how to figure out what to do with blockchain. Blockchain all the things really isn’t a good idea here. This is a complex set of technologies that have any number of useful applications, but, like any tool, it needs to used properly.
Ethereum: Rise of the World Computer – Silicon Valley Data Science http://www.svds.com/ethereum-the-rise-of-the-world-computer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedsapi%2FBwPx+%28Hacker+News+Top+20+Full+feeds+by+FeedsAPI%29#.Vs3MJboMMl0.facebook
Etheropt is a decentralized options exchange built on Ethereum. The options you see here are binary call options on the price of Ethereum in USD as reported by Poloniex and Coindesk and verified by Reality Keys. Etheropt has no owner. Its entire operation is described and executed by an Ethereum smart contract.
Pax is using Ethereum to build a peer to peer legal system. The best way to explain Ethereum is by contrasting it with Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s value comes from the fact that every transaction that happens is added to the record and can’t be changed. Each full node on the network holds a complete copy of the transaction history, which eliminates any possibility of double-spending. It turns out that this approach can also be used to create binding self-enforcing legal contracts between people, which can have use cases as wide ranging as employment, rent, deeds, property transfer, restitution, incorporation, subscriptions, billing, voting and dividend systems. Where there are disputes, a blockchain can hold an objective record of events making dispute resolution relatively trivial compared to traditional legal systems, both on the back-end (legislation) and the front-end (arbitration).
As with Ethereum the focus of Codex is self executing contacts, but it should provide hints at expanding blockchain into other legal realms.
Sony Is Building An Education And Testing Platform Powered By The Blockchain | TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/22/sony-is-building-an-education-and-testing-platform-powered-by-the-blockchain/?ncid=rss
Eris Industries Blog | We (Finally) Built Eris! https://blog.erisindustries.com/products/2015/08/19/v010-release/