• Civil is yesterday's news
    Alt coins,  Media

    No longer Civil: Blockchain-based journalism network is yesterday’s news

    The Civil team, which aimed to offer high-quality journalism funded by a crypto ecosystem, will be joining ConsenSys to work on other projects

    Civil was the first company to make a full-throated attempt at offering high-quality journalism powered by blockchain. But now, after a series of unfortunate missteps, the embattled firm is yesterday’s news—and its network will go into “hibernation” after barely 18 months in action.

  • EU coronavirus blockchain taskforce
    Technology

    EU scrambles coronavirus blockchain taskforce

    The European Union-founded International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications seeks to speed the solution to ‘a humanitarian crisis of cruel proportions’

    A new European Union taskforce has been scrambled to quickly activate blockchain solutions that tackle challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Italian media outlet turns to blockchain
    Media,  Technology

    Its brand used to spread fake news, Italian media outlet turns to blockchain

    ANSA will put the sources and history of 1,000 news stories a day on a publicly available blockchain, but bigger challenges lie ahead

    Reeling from its brand being used to spread fake stories, Italian media giant ANSA has launched a blockchain-based system so readers can track exactly where its journalism has come from. It says the tool allows anyone to verify sources behind an article—strengthening “bonds of trust between the organization and its readers and customers.”

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