D-ID Secures Over $13.5 Million to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

On April 24, 2020, with massive uncertainty circling the market, Israeli startup D-ID raised over $13.5 Million as part of its Round A fundraising. Led by AXA Venture Partners, investors in the round included Pitango Venture Capital, Y-Combinator, AI Alliance, Hyundai Motor Company, OMRON Ventures, Maverick Ventures (U.S.), Mindset Ventures and Redds Capital. D-ID plans to direct … [Read more…]

What Developers Need to Know About Inter-Blockchain Communication

The following is an op-ed by Interchain GmbH Lead Developer of IBC Christopher Goes. Enter Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC):  a protocol designed to enable an open, sovereign, secure network of interconnected blockchains or “Internet of Blockchains”. IBC is the connective substrate of the distributed interchain future — the cornerstone upon which the entire structure rests. IBC … [Read more…]

Attestiv to Use Algorand Technology for Digital Media Validation for Insurance Fraud Prevention

Common insurance fraud tactics like the one shown here cost insurance companies and their customers billions of dollars every year and can be hard to prove. Attestive aims to use Algorand’s blockchain to improve forensic handling of digital media assets related to insurance claims. Image credit Legal Dictionary According to the FBI’s statistics, insurance fraud … [Read more…]

Looking Beyond Cryptocurrencies as Investment Vehicles

If you’re one of those people who pays attention to chatter about cryptocurrencies, you may have heard quite a few opinions and analyses about Bitcoin’s recent “halving” and how it could affect the price. Periodic “halvings” have an impact on the number of bitcoins that owners of computing power, or “miners,” can generate for solving … [Read more…]

Public-Key Cryptography Standards Developer Joins QEDIT as Scientific Advisor

Tel Aviv, Israel – January 16, 2020 – QEDIT, a Privacy-Enhancing Technology provider, has announced the appointment of Dr. Burt Kaliski to its Scientific Advisory Board.  Dr. Burt Kaliski is a cryptographer and technology leader recognized for his role in developing the Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) while serving as the founding chief scientist of RSA … [Read more…]