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Not even COVID-19 can stop our meetups. However, since we did not want to risk the health of our audience, we decided to hold our 22nd Blockchain Munich Meetup online. No pizza, no beer, but insightful presentations of the application of blockchain technology in the aid industry.  First up was Kyriacos Koupparis, head of Frontier […]

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Why do we sign a contract or a bill? In our everyday life, signatures are often used as a handwritten mark to make proof of identity and intent. In public blockchain networks, participants cannot necessarily trust each other. Everyone can potentially claim to be the owner of a blockchain address and initiate a token transfer. […]

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Datarella, together with CapGemini and Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, successfully applied for a feasibility study funded by the German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt) to explore the benefits of Blockchain technology for an emission trading system based on smart contracts. During this study, we will work on a concept for an emissions trading register based on […]

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A few days ago, we launched our new blockchain-based donation app SmartAid that allows for traceable donations to charity projects all over the world. The first charity project is YOU Foundation’s “Water for West Africa”, collecting money for the construction of freshwater wells that provide West African communities with drinking water and allows for improving […]

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We are proud to announce that SmartAid is under the winning team of two EU funded Horizon 2020 programs: Blockchers and Blockpool. SmartAid is the next generation marketing, funding and reporting tool for non-profit organizations, seamlessly connecting donors with charitable projects. Blockchain technology allows SmartAid to introduce a new era of transparency, efficiency and effectiveness […]

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What Is A Blockchain Address? Just like your home address, bank address, or email address a blockchain address is a unique and secure identifier. This identifier, saved on a blockchain, can be used for sending and receiving cryptocurrencies. However, in contrast to traditional addresses, blockchain addresses are not assigned by centralized authorities. These addresses are […]

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Last week, Datarella and YOU Foundation have launched SmartAid, the first digital donation app that allows for traceable donations based on blockchain technology. SmartAid offers immediate support in crisis situations and lets its donors track their donations until they reached beneficiaries. SmartAid’s first project is “Clean Water for West Africa”, a charity project initiated and […]

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“Not Your Keys – Not Your Bitcoin!” Maybe you came across this quote from the Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos. With “keys” he is referring to the private keys, which allow users to transfer bitcoins and other crypto assets. This is the first post of Datarella’s “Blockchain Bites” in which we want to dive in blockchain […]

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When people start talking about blockchain they often mix up the security models with consensus algorithms. If you’ve ever scratched your head when these terms start getting thrown, around this post is for you. Every IT system has some type of security model. Security models answer the question, “how will this system grant access to […]

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