Blockchain in Social Media
Telecom giant AT&T has filed a blockchain-oriented patent application to “map” social media histories. Titled “Blockchain-Based Social Media History Maps,” and published on Thursday, it describes a system of tracking social media history “on behalf of” subscribers. Presumably, such a service would be most useful to employers and prospective employers.
14-Nov-18 South Korea: Messaging Giant Kakao, Stablecoin Terra Partner for Blockchain Payment System
Kakao Corp, a major Internet conglomerate and service provider for popular South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, and a new stablecoin project, dubbed Terra, have signed a partnership agreement to develop the latter’s blockchain-based payment system, English-language news outlet The Korea Times reported Nov. 14.
The new partnership agreement will apply the former’s blockchain platform technology Klaytn, the brainchild of Kakao subsidiary Ground X, to a blockchain-based payment system.
Japanese social messaging giant LINE has unveiled 5 new decentralized applications (DApps) and a new Japan-focused digital coin. The plans were announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Friday, September 28.
LINE’s messaging service is reported to have over 214 million active users, with 30 million in Japan already using its mobile payment service, Line Pay. The firm has today revealed that its new series of DApps will focus on a range of service categories, including “prediction, Q&A,” as well as reviews of products, food and locations.
LINE’s overseas crypto token LINK has been distributed through transactions on the firm’s own global digital assets exchange “BITBOX” as of early September, and will also be issued as part of a rewards system for dApp users and other services in the LINE ecosystem.