Big Four professional services firm EY is rolling out software designed to help corporate clients use the ethereum blockchain. Announced Tuesday, EY’s protocol, internally code-named Nightfall, uses zero-knowledge proofs to allow private transactions on a shared ledger. Unlike most such endeavors, EY’s software is intended to run on top of the public ethereum network, not a private variant.
Using augmented reality, “Let’s Hunt Monsters” lets players roam around catching monsters while rearing and trading digital cats stored on a blockchain. As the piece points out, Pokémon Go can’t be used in China as Google Maps, on which it relies, is banned. Similarly, CryptoKitties requires the use of ether tokens, which also can’t be legally used in the country. Seems like this is a solid solution!
Compound aims to enable the transparent, frictionless borrowing and lending of Ethereum assets. With V2, improvements include specific risk assessments of collateral, more asset types, and governance within the platform. Open finance (as I mention in another link below) will only continue to grow over the coming months.
While previously bootstrapped by Lubin, after the price of ethereum plummeted last year, the firm re-organized and it became clear that partnerships with traditional, external investors were a priority
PewDiePie is one of the world largest Youtube stars and he decided to exclusively use a blockchain based live streaming platform. A reporter stated: “This platform is able to support creators, in terms of the revenue share, in a way that is hugely favorable to the creator.” He’s donating Lino Points to other creators “to get everybody on the platform excited that he’s there”