Rocket Lawyer’s Charley Moore is betting smart contracts can make the law available to the masses. The online legal services firm has created a blockchain-based smart contract platform to make writing, verifying, and making payment on an agreement easy, affordable, and automatic. Think of it as an escrow account run by smart contracts.
The company behind The DAO project has been acquired by incubator and developer Blockchains.
Just as international financial regulators are about to announce stronger "know your customer" requirements for cryptocurrencies, banking giant JPMorgan Chase has released software designed to help people avoid them.
ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin just bet more than half a million dollars that Ethereum will be going strong in four years. Settling the terms of the bet between Lubin and Bitcoin missionary Jimmy Song on Ethereum’s success or failure took a year—it was made onstage at Consensus 2018—but it’s done.