Episode 4: Purse.io, Auroracoin, Arcade City, DAO catching fire

This week Sarah joins the conversation purse.io and amazon, the Auroracoin Exchange in Iceland, Arcade City in Dallas, and the DAO’s increasing popularity in the media.

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NODE.net recently spoke with John Demmett, the creator of HERMICITY, a project aiming to send packages of Soylent by drone to hermits living in remote areas who pay via smart contract through Ethereum. According Node’s Mike Dank, “Every question I posed was answered with an enthusiastic, complete explanation, welcome to assorted follow-ups and forgiving to my novice understanding of select technologies.”

TheDAO is now the largest crowdfunding project to date. Main stream media rushed to cover the record, what it means, and more importantly introduce the concept of a DAO to their readers, Bloomberg, yahoo, MIT review and Investopedia where among the outlets covering the story.

On June 2 at 6 p.m. CET, Storj Labs’ CEO Shawn Wilkinson will announce the open beta of the Storj network. “We are pleased to make this announcement in Berlin, as it has the largest Storj community in Europe,” Wilkinson said.

According to The Merkle, popular bitcoin marketplace and escrow service Purse.io has launched a new payment option called Purse Pre, which allows customers to pay in bitcoin for popular pre-order items.

Time warner cable news reported that decentralized ridesharing app Arcade City is trying to fill the void for ridesharing in Austin after Uber and Lyft left. One major Austin bar owner said Monday his sales are taking a dive. They dropped 20-percent this past weekend alone.

Techcrunch reported that Blockchain.info open sourced Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions. The Thunder network is an alternative network of nodes that lets you make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and settle back to the bitcoin blockchain every now and then.

Ethical Hacker and Bitcoin Hero Johoe joined SatoshiLabs as a TREZOR Cryptographer. The white hat hacker has received praise and admiration from the Bitcoin community for sweeping and returning over 800 bitcoins from addresses generated with a security error on Blockchain.info’s webwallet in order to refund users who lost their bitcoins.

Auroracoin in back in the news after jumping into the blockchian scene with an “airdrop” to all Icelandic citizens. As part of the airdrop, they gave each Icelandic citizen 31.8 Auroracoins.

Decentral gave users a Jaxx full DAO integration sneak peek on May 19. The Jaxx app will allow DAO token holders to vote on proposals, view their vote history, and the current voting counts. Jaxx 1.0 is slated for release on May 26.

The Economist reported that medical trials could be “better with bitcoin.” Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials. The completely tamper-proof blockchain could provide a way to check that results have not been fudged.

 

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