United States Postal Service Files Patent Application for Blockchain-Based Techs 894

In promising news concerning government adoption of distributed ledger technology, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to leverage blockchain in order to build a more secure and efficient identification system. This is according to a patent titled “Methods and Systems For A Digital Trust Architecture,” filed yesterday, March 22nd.

The filing reads: “as more of life’s daily interactions move to online activities, it is apparent that the tools that provide trust to the users are lacking in their ability to adequately provide a desired level of security. Tools that have evolved from physical interactions, like face-to-face communication, and the ability to “go there” to resolve issues, are not possible in a digital environment.”

USPS: Trust and Security

As per the application, in an increasingly digitized world, the agency’s current system doesn’t provide the desired levels of trust and security — it specifically cites concerns such as transaction tampering and insecure messaging. In providing a solution to the security and trust issues that plague USPS users, the agency believes that provisioning a secure digital infrastructure will provide a more secure messaging and authentication service. The filing references the use of email as a form of digital signature, but at the same time recognizes the security limitations of these centralized platforms. 

The application reads: “There are many excellent reasons for online interactions to continue as they have been. However, in a multi-party, open source environment, there is also a need for a secure, trusted, and enforceable online environment, to enable greater trust and therefore an expansion of offerings online.”

To combat this, the USPS has proposed a system that leverages blockchain, public and private identification keys, and email integrated into decentralized systems. It also calls for a blockchain component that “may be configured to receive records from the user and add the records to a blockchain.”

Also of note: The Postal Service’s application highlights the use of a “special digital token.” Per the text, the token is used to create a record for the user for inclusion in a blockchain: “The block chaining of a special digital token provides evidence that a specific transaction occurred, and specifically who was involved.”

Yesterday’s application is the first thing to materialize from the Postal Service with regards to blockchain, but it likely won’t be the last: in 2016 a report from the USPS suggested that the mail carrier was considering creating its own cryptocurrency as well as using related technology for supply chain applications.

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Kleks Academy Transforms the Cinema Industry via NFT Technology 1685

A collection of unique multi-D NFT’s, which double as tickets to the Kleks Academy universe, which will be available to purchase in the early bird pre-sale on September 27th, the September 28th presale and at the September 29th general sale.

Kleks – An old story, brought back to life

Generations of Polish children grew up on Professor Kleks, a universe created decades before Hogwarts. It all started with a story written in the ‘40s by Jan Brzechwa, which was turned into a cult film in the ‘80s, which over 30 million Poles saw in the cinema.

Technology has since advanced drastically, allowing for the legendary Professor Kleks to be brought back, this time for a global audience. And who better to do this than the Open Mind Production team, which has released consecutive smash hits, including “365 Days 1 and 2”, which garnered well over 500 million views on Netflix.

Incorporating new technology to transform the film experience

Technology is allowing the team not just to tell the story of Professor Kleks in ways that were previously impossible – it is also allowing them to bring the film experience to viewers like never before. The Kleks Academy will be accessible thanks to multi-D NFT’s, minted on ERC-721 compliant contracts deployed on the Ethereum blockchain, which will be your access ticket to the Kleks Academy.

The Kleks Multi-D NFT’s – NFT’s with a twist

The Kleks Academy multi-D NFT’s are hexahedrons, or six sided, 3D animated NFT’s, with each side containing graphics and information, revealed over time in Multiple Discoveries, and holders will be able to Side Swap, making their NFT’s even rarer.

Kleks NFT’s come with truly unprecedented benefits for their owners, which will transform the cinema experience and the NFT scene.

Holders will be able to participate in the film like never before – they will be included from the get go, with access to the production process, roles in the films as extras or speaking roles, invites to special screenings, access to augmented reality elements within the films and finally, to the Kleks Academy custom built metaverse which will enable them to continue the adventure.

FRECKLE$, the fuel of the Kleks Academy ecosystem

The Kleks Academy Metaverse will be powered by FRECKLE$, a utility token on the blockchain, with each multi-D NFT, from the time of minting, assigned a daily release of FRECKLE$ into the FRECKLE$ METER, with a guaranteed amount of FRECKLE$ released within a 5 year period.

We can’t wait for you to join us on this incredible adventure, filled with creativity, innovation, imagination

About us

The Kleks Academy is limited collection of Multi-D NFTs that will live on the Ethereum blockchain, co-founded by the Open Minded Production team. The multi-D NFT is your entrance ticket to the Kleks Academy adventure, which includes the film production process, as well as augmented reality and the metaverse.

Exchange thousands of tokens with newly launched Changelly DeFi Swap 1866

As so-called decentralized finance (DeFi) applications boomed in the summer of 2020, the market has pivoted toward a new direction. DeFi makes financial products and services available to everyone who has access to the internet. Moreover, it helps eliminate third-party involvement in people’s businesses and private lives by creating fully secure and anonymous financial services. Next, DeFi empowers users to truly own their funds and utilize various tools to lend, borrow, stake, earn interest and more.

We are thrilled to announce that we are taking the first step toward introducing DeFi possibilities to our users with Changelly DeFi Swap powered by Yet Another DeFi.

Yet Another DeFi is a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator that encompasses all the advantages of DeFi and optimizes transaction costs. The Smart Router by YAD finds the best way for a swap among different liquidity providers and suggests the most beneficial split to proceed with the transaction.

What does this integration mean to our users?

  • 1,000+ available tokens
  • Best rates via DeFi
  • Lower transaction costs compared to industry leaders.

At present, any user can swap various Ethereum-based assets with just a few clicks. However, many more chains will become available in the near future, including BNB Chain, Solana, Fantom, Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Tron and others.

The Changelly team is committed to the goal of becoming the leading CEX and DEX aggregator on the market. We believe our seven-year experience of working with CEXs combined with limitless opportunities of DEXs will make it possible to provide even better rates and lower fees to our users. With the integration of DEXs, we get one step closer to enabling seamless anything-to-anything swaps, regardless of blockchain, wallet connector, etc.

Learn more about Changelly:
Changelly website: https://changelly.com/
Changelly DeFi Swap: https://changelly.com/decentralized-exchange
Changelly Twitter: https://twitter.com/Changelly_team

Senken democratizes the market for carbon credits, bringing the global climate economy on-chain 2609

It’s all about shaking up the status quo: To date, the voluntary carbon market is anything but transparent and structured. Nevertheless, many companies that have voluntarily committed to climate targets consider investments in offset projects an essential part of their decarbonization strategies. As a result, demand for certificates is increasing, which is leading to a rise in prices. At the same time, global standards are evolving to define appropriate quality levels for carbon credits and carbon offsetting. To help navigate this challenging market, Senken has developed an easy-to-use trading platform where anyone can compare, buy, trade, and retire carbon credits in a straightforward, climate-smart way.

Coordinating the Voluntary Carbon Market and its emerging players

“We see ourselves as a market orchestrator,” says René Schäfer, founder of Senken. On senken.io, companies and investors can buy and trade tokenized carbon credits from climate projects in a transparent and traceable way. The certificates are stored in a distributed database in a decentralized and immutable manner. They contain all necessary and available information along the climate project value chain—from information that determines project quality and performance, to information on co-benefits (for example, information on Sustainable Development Goals), trade and market data, and additional information such as ratings.

“We offer about 20 million certificates. Another 18 million credits are currently being onboarded,” explains Adrian Wons, founder of Senken. To this end, the company partners with leading regenerative finance and tech startups such as Toucan Protocol, Flowcarbon, Celo, and Polygon, but also with carbon rating agencies such as BeZero Carbon and project developers like Allcot, who are all tackling the lack of transparency and quality by leveraging new standards and technological breakthroughs like blockchain or sensor data.

Senken’s mission is to solve the credibility and transparency problem of the voluntary carbon market

“We believe that the Voluntary Carbon Market is a meaningful and effective mechanism in the fight against climate change. We want to give it a new digital guise and help companies and investors to participate in the market in a qualitative and trustworthy way. At the same time, this allows the market to grow quickly and sustainably,” says Schäfer.

Founder Adrian Wons built up the blockchain unit at Ernst & Young (EY) Germany and led the department for two years. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and wrote two books about blockchain technology for SpringerGabler. René Schäfer was previously responsible for digital platform business models and digital strategies at hy – the Axel Springer Consulting Group. He advised over 50 clients in the areas of marketplaces and digital transformation. Djamel Mekibes held various European management roles for TJX Europe and led international teams, most recently as Head of Central Operations Germany TK Maxx.

About Senken

Senken has built the world’s first climate finance platform for the trade of on-chain carbon credits. The goal: to democratize purchases, sales, and retirements of carbon credits which were previously only available to privileged investors or over-the-counter insiders. The Senken Marketplace enables transparent investments in tokenized carbon credits from verified climate projects. The projects underlying the credits can be effortlessly queried and compared. The corresponding project credits can be bought, traded, and used to offset carbon emissions. Credibility and trust are guaranteed by a decentralized on-chain infrastructure that stores all accruing information along the value chain of climate projects. Senken was founded in 2022 by Adrian Wons and René Schäfer, co-founder is Djamel Mekibes. https://senken.io/

New Idexo Zapier Integration Connects Over 5000 Web2 Applications to Web3 Unlocking Thousands of NFT Innovation Use Cases 2393

idexo is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an integration with Zapier, enabling any app that connects to Zapier to connect to the blockchain and web3 across many different chains, and unlocking many thousands of new NFT innovation use cases. The idexo Zapier integration has launched in Beta phase and is available in the Zapier App Directory.

Applications of this integration include:

  • Mint an NFT any time a new row is added to a Google Sheet
  • Mint an NFT with an Email
  • Mint and gift new NFTs as part of drip marketing campaigns
  • Autogenerate early user Soulbound Tokens and participation-based NFTs based on product usage and other customer milestones
  • Trigger NFT mints on a time-based schedule or via webhook action from any application
  • Turn web2 tickets into web3 tickets
  • Create smart contracts via Google Form, Typeform, Wufoo, Gravity Forms and others
  • Create new NFT surveys and responses via any connected web form or survey application
  • Create new decentralized Business Intelligence and Reporting applications using NFTs
  • Create automated workflows that create NFT collections and NFTs within them and promote them on social media
  • Create audio NFTs from voice calls
  • Instantly back up new files from Google Drive, Dropbox and others to permanent decentralized storage on Arweave
  • Generate quotes and proposals as shareable NFTs
  • Autogenerate access and membership NFTs from traditional transactions
  • Organize journals and photos into NFT collections
  • Turn NFTs into printed items such as posters and t-shirts

How anyone can get started using this integration:

  • Register an idexo account
  • Find API key – this is what you need to enter when accessing your Zap
  • Add transaction credits and use them to purchase method credits necessary for making the integration transactions
  • Connect your Zaps using the Zapier interface. To try a simple one, connect a Google Sheet and trigger a new contract deployment and/or NFT mint using a new row in a sheet, or use a webform integration to create them using a simple form.
  • For smart contracts deployed, you can find them under the Contracts tab in the idexo app dashboard. For individual transactions such as minting NFTs, these will appear as a log under the API section under account settings.
  • If desired, set-up a trial account for one of idexo’s monthly plans to access advanced SaaS features and enhanced support

To support the creation of Zap templates, idexo will be holding an idexo Zap hackathon with details and dates to be announced soon.

“From our founding idexo has been focused on simplifying the process of integrating blockchain features into regular applications, opening up NFT innovation to the broader market of creative entrepreneurs,” says Greg Marlin, CEO/CTO of idexo, “We started with simplifying everything down to one line of code and straightforward naming back in early 2021. We’ve always strived to make it easy for anyone, including non-coders to achieve great applications. This aligns perfectly with Zapier’s mission to help people build no-code applications and they’ve done an amazing job of enabling that and attracting such a large number of connected apps. We’re excited to see what people build with these new integrations that connect the Zapier ecosystem with an ever-growing idexo library of available smart contracts, layer 1 and layer 2 blockchains, and web3 and NFT integrations.”

To get started with the idexo Zapier integration, users can first register a free account to obtain an API key and add the necessary transaction and method credits to perform transactions. For more information, users and companies can find documentation links and book a guided demo on the idexo website.

ABOUT IDEXO

Idexo envisions a world where decentralized applications pervade every industry in the $88Trillion/year world economy the way the Internet does.

Idexo’s mission is to empower innovators to create these industry-disrupting applications.

XDC Network to Integrate Groundbreaking DeFi and Compliance Technology From Securrency 2377

Securrency, a leading blockchain-based financial markets infrastructure and products company, announced today that it will deploy its proprietary Digital Asset Composer on the XDC Network, a state-of-the-art blockchain with a mature ecosystem and a particular focus on real-world applications in global trade and finance.

Digital Asset Composer is a unique no-code platform for the creation of digital assets, sophisticated financial instruments as smart contracts on blockchain networks, and crowd-sourced financial engineering in an open ecosystem of value. It will allow the XDC Network community to easily compose financial instruments and entire DeFi protocols, fractionalize real-world assets (RWAs), and create highly customized utility NFTs.

Through the deployment of Digital Asset Composer, the XDC Network aims to empower its users with more powerful and convenient means of creating value on blockchain networks than existing DeFi tools that have proliferated in recent years. Using Digital Asset Composer along with pre-populated asset class building blocks, users will be able to rapidly create and customize a variety of DeFi protocols that span lending and borrowing, yield aggregation, asset management, and derivatives. The result is a community of network users who are empowered to create entirely new protocols, as well as to extend their own versions of the most popular protocols in the market, much more rapidly than is currently possible.

Securrency will further empower XDC Network users to create institutional-grade digital assets and protocols by integrating its Digital Asset Composer platform with Securrency’s Compliance Aware Token Framework and the Securrency Compliance Oracle. The combination of these two powerful technologies means that users will be able to issue tokens that are deemed to be regulated securities and exchange these tokens across different venues and multiple jurisdictions on the XDC Network. Further, Securrency’s Compliance Aware Token Framework will enable identity-proofed persons to recover an enabled asset in the event of loss of keys, theft, or enforcement actions.

“This is an important development for the XDC Network ecosystem and for institutional adoption of digital assets,” said Atul Khekade, founding director of the XDC Network. “Our collaboration with Securrency addresses several regulatory and institutional stakeholder concerns regarding establishing and maintaining control of assets, especially in regard to regulated financial instruments such as digital bonds, trade finance distribution, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).”

Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency, added, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the core team and the wider XDC Network community to deploy Digital Asset Composer and enable decentralized access to next-gen financial processes and digitally-native assets in a way that is decentralized, highly composable, and requires minimal blockchain knowledge. Securrency and the XDC Network have put a serious marker down in terms of innovation within the space.”

Securrency, Inc., is a group of companies with a common mission to transform capital markets and enable global liquidity and universal access through technology. Centered around Securrency Solutions Technologies, a blockchain-based capital markets infrastructure and products company, Securrency develops and deploys proprietary and patented technologies through third-party customers and strategic partners, as well as through its organic Group financial services subsidiaries. Founded in 2015, Securrency has been a first-mover in institutional-grade blockchain tokenization and decentralized finance boasting, among other technologies in its deep technology stack, a unique interoperable compliance framework to enable the real-time movement of value and a powerful smart contract composer to automate complex financial operations at scale. Through its strong partnerships with some of the largest and most important global financial institutions, its strategic positioning in the US, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East, Securrency has firmly established itself as one of the leading blockchain technology companies in the world.

XDC Network is a leading enterprise ready hybrid blockchain for global trade and finance.

SHARE protocol whitepaper establishes a revolutionary peer-to-peer method for music distribution 2594

Formless, Inc. announced that the whitepaper titled, SHARE: Decentralized distribution using peer-to-peer, pay-for-access micro-transactions on blockchain describes a revolutionary way to distribute music and other digital content, enabling creators to make orders of magnitude more money by eliminating the dependence on centralized content streaming platforms (e.g. Apple, Spotify, and YouTube).

Author Brandon Tory explained, “We’ve always distributed music as a standalone file, such as an MP3, and we put that file on platforms like Spotify or SoundCloud. Blockchain is a new way to distribute music, not just as a file, but as a program. Although blockchains are most widely known for digital currencies, the larger vision is that blockchains are actually programmable world computers. This is important because programs control how money flows on the internet. As artists, if we want to have any control of the way that the money moves, we have to have some say in the actual code that’s associated with the song and not just the song. Blockchain technology enables us to do that. Whether you believe music should be free, or available at a non-zero price, I believe those decisions should be made by each individual artist, while remaining compatible with multiple consumer-facing streaming applications.”

Using the whitepaper as a foundation, Tory and his team at Formless developed a Web3 protocol, called SHARE, that enables artists to control access terms to audio or video content and directly distribute it to consumers, or to marketplaces that interoperate with blockchain. The Alpha version of the protocol is available on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains, with a Beta version expected later this year.

Today, content creators and developers can register to try out the first decentralized application that showcases the power of the protocol, and organizations and builders can review the protocol documentation.

About FORMLESS, Inc.

Formless is a Boston, Massachusetts music technology company with the mission of creating virtual and physical experiences that enable people to live more fulfilling lives. Formless was founded in 2018 by Brandon Tory, a signed artist, former Staff Engineer at Google AI, and former Senior Engineer at Apple. Tory’s story of pursuing his dreams as a musician and engineer in parallel is featured in national media that include: Forbes, CNN Great Big Story, CNBC, and Yahoo Finance.