ATLAS: A universal blockchain platform for the travel industry

Problems in the Travel Industry? The industry is plagued by monopolized interests and a centralization problem. A few powerful middlemen in the market effectively dominate the data, content, and traffic and have created a lucrative business model in monetizing them. While such centralization may have brought about certain efficiencies, it has also led to the … Continue reading ATLAS: A universal blockchain platform for the travel industry

Softbank, Baidu Lead $3 Million Funding for Ex-Googler’s Crypto Startup

A team led by a former Google staffer is taking aim at the online advertising giant. Called Atlas Protocol, the startup believes that the data accumulating on blockchains today can be used to better market to internet users tomorrow, an idea that has already received validation from some of the biggest names in Asian business. … Continue reading Softbank, Baidu Lead $3 Million Funding for Ex-Googler’s Crypto Startup

Microsoft Bets That Bitcoin-Style Blockchains Will Be Big Business

Earlier this week a consortium of 11 giant banks including UBS and Credit Suisse announced that they had completed their first trial run of the idea of using software inspired by the digital currency Bitcoin to move assets around more efficiently. It was also a test of what Microsoft thinks could be a significant new … Continue reading Microsoft Bets That Bitcoin-Style Blockchains Will Be Big Business