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You may have heard people in the blockchain space throwing the term Inter-Blockchain Communication or IBC around lately. This term refers to any technology that allows transactions across multiple blockchains.  It’s not that simple though. There are actually two sub-categories of cross-chain transactions that need to be differentiated. Homogeneous IBC: transactions across two different operating […]

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Will my donation arrive at the people in need? Or will it get lost, somewhere in the administration costs of a humanitarian organization? Today, intransparent systems confront donors with a high degree of uncertainty, which diminishes their overall willingness to donate. Therefore, we at Datarella teamed up with the YOU Stiftung to create the next […]

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Last October during the Outlier Ventures Diffusion Hackathon, we built a Proof of Concept of a Parking Agent System – Effortless Parking, which could solve the coordination problem of parking in crowded cities. In this post, we will look at the individual components of the promising technology stack upon which we build this project – […]

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Faced with the imminent Wirecard accounting scandal, and an apparent lack of diligence by audit firms, regulatory bodies, and the government have realized that financial accounting must be improved significantly. However, previous improvements in financial accounting were aimed at an intensification of financial controls that, in turn, led corporations to intensify their internal bookkeeping creativity, […]

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Today, the long-awaited Covid-19 tracing app will be released in Germany, which should help to detect infection chains and warn potentially infected people that they were in contact with someone infected with the virus at some point recently. The decentralized approach of the app raises some questions: Are there parallels to the concept of Self-Sovereign […]

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Last week, Martin Schäffner gave an introduction to blockchain-enabled Self-Sovereign Identity at the Crypto and Blockchain Meetup bdvb HG Bayreuth. Did you miss it? No problem! Re-watch his webinar on YouTube (link below).  Self-Sovereign Identity is a trending topic in the blockchain-scene. It aims to take away dependency on classic online identity providers such as […]

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On 8 June, the Proof-of-Stake EUPos Working Group within the European Blockchain Association EBA has published its Staking Infrastructure Position Paper (PDF) over the course of a website relaunch with a new, fresh look & feel. The Position Paper aims to give policymakers the tools necessary to craft wise regulation of blockchain infrastructure that benefits […]

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Since 2015, Datarella has been active in building enterprise blockchain solutions in the humanitarian sector, in the fields of supply chain and mobility, and in finance and real estate. Leveraging combined resources from Munich, Germany, and its Gdansk, Poland, Baltic Data Science team, has allowed for highly agile, interdisciplinary teamwork which has been a significant […]

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Last week we started a series of articles for an introduction to Self-Sovereign Identity components. In the first article, we have taken a look at some of the fundamental elements of SSI – Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), their corresponding DID Documents and Verifiable Credentials. We now understand that DIDs are the digital and sovereign representation of […]

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