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Unused Text Messages Are a Gold Mine to Blockchain-Based Startup

By Olga Kharif

With so many mobile-phone plans offering unlimited text messages, it’s easy to think of the 160-character snippets as a cheap commodity. But a Seychelles-based startup, Canopus Technology Ltd., sees a mint to be made from SMS.

The business plan is certain to annoy wireless carriers and raises legal questions…

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