HONG KONG, 2 Apr 2019 — Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain software protocol — the fastest public blockchain protocol in the market — announced today that Eddie Schwartz, former Executive Vice President of Cyber Services at DarkMatter and a renowned cybersecurity veteran, has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schwartz will serve as a member of the Block.one Executive Committee. As CISO, he is responsible for the strategy and daily direction of the firm’s global cyber security program.

Over an impressive career that spans three decades, Schwartz has held numerous executive leadership…

On 15 February, Brendan Blumer, Founder & CEO of Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain software protocol, will be speaking at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2019 on the power of blockchain to disrupt finance and security policy. He will be sharing a panel with Mike Novogratz, Founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital, and Yasin Qureshi, Founder & CEO of The NAGA Group AG. The panel will be moderated by Christian Angermayer, Founder & CEO of Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

Having kicked off on 11 February with the launch of the annual Munich Security Report, wherein various concerns surrounding changes…

Passwords alone can no longer meet our security needs.

According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches were due to poor password management.

With an unprecedented number of data breaches in the last 12 months, corporates and individuals are asking themselves whether it is worthwhile to continue to use antiquated, incomplete, or weak security measures to safeguard vital information entrusted to them.

Some solutions, such as two-factor authentication, have gone part of the way to fixing the problem; however, reports of information loss and security breaches persist.

The problem is a thorny one, password management…

The recent Grand Finale of Block.one’s marathon EOS Global Hackathon series involved finalists undergoing an Incubation Week in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to one-on-one mentoring and workshops, the schedule included a lively program of speaker sessions covering everything from business and financial modelling to product development, growth trajectories, targeting and acquiring customers, pitching to investors, and much more. Here, we give a flavor of who said what about building a successful blockchain business.

Mark Levitt. Serial entrepreneur and investor. CTO and co-founder, Gyft. CEO and co-founder, Trixta.

Since its inception, Block.one has focused on giving the world what it needs from blockchain technology: in particular, transaction speeds that can accommodate large volumes of throughput; and scalability, or the means to support large-scale operations that grow and evolve over time. It has also been conscious, however, of a third imperative in the race to deliver on blockchain’s promise: namely a product that is environmentally sustainable.

Media coverage of the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector is often quick to highlight the huge levels of energy consumption involved in producing, or “mining” some cryptocurrencies. It is right to do so. What…

Team of experienced entrepreneurs is building an incentivized platform that facilitates DNA data-sharing to fight disease

The way they tell it, the story of how the four founders of GeneOS — Benjamin Tse, Jens Elstner, Albert Chen and Jay Bowles — came together is the kind of thing you might read in a biography of your favorite band. Friendship, serendipity and synergy all played a part in their journey as their blockchain-based genomic big data platform won Block.one’s EOS Global Hackathon series and a cheque for US$500,000.

Jay and Jens co-founded Keepzer, a London-based management interface and analytics app store…

Cape Town, 7 December, 2018 — Block.one, publisher of the ground-breaking EOSIO blockchain protocol, concluded its EOS Global Hackathon series with a Grand Finale event today in Cape Town, with its EOS VC venture capital business unit awarding US$500,000 to the final winner, GeneOS.

GeneOS is a blockchain-enabled data ownership, marketplace, and secure computing platform for genomic big data.

“Almost all of our DNA — 99.99% — is still not well understood. Our goal is to help humanity understand DNA to cure diseases,” said GeneOS’s Albert Chen. “The first obstacle is that people aren’t incentivized to sequence their genome. It’s…

What connects a peer-to-peer platform that will allow African SMEs to merge into larger companies, a project to protect consumers from malware using a blacklisting process, another to create transparency and accountability in public tender systems in India, and a solution that gives scientists the tools to map and monitor environmental variables without having to possess advanced computer coding skills?

The answer is that all of these projects are being built on EOSIO, a fee-less blockchain software protocol which boasts faster transaction speeds and lower latency than any other on the market, and whose architects believe will hasten blockchain’s mass…

As many of you know I enjoy bouncing around new thoughts and ideas with the community. It’s something I’ve always been very passionate about, and something I try to leverage as a tool for innovation, and to remain close to those I’ve dedicated my life building new technology for — all of you.

Sometimes these ideas relate to things I’m actively working on, but often times they do not, and sometimes are simply ancillary to the product development process of my core focuses.

Over the past year Block.one has grown rapidly and one unfortunate reality of this growth is that…

  • Top prize of US$500,000 to be awarded to winner
  • 19 finalists from across the globe to compete
  • Three African teams among finalist

Cape Town, 3 December, 2018 — Block.one, publisher of the ground-breaking EOSIO blockchain protocol, kicked off the Grand Finale of its EOS Global Hackathon series in Cape Town this week, with its EOS Venture Capital (EOS VC) business unit set to award US$500,000 to one winning team on December 7.

The Cape Town event is the finale of the EOS Global Hackathon series, which has been held in five continents around the world this year, and has involved…


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