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Hu-manity.co Collaborates with IBM Blockchain on Consumer App to Manage Personal Data Property Rights

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PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY AND ARMONK, NY – September 6, 2018 – Hu-manity.co today announced it will use IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Blockchain Platform as the foundational technology for its global consent ledger to help enable individuals to claim property rights to their personal data.

Hu-manity.co will allow people to control and manage consent, authorisation and commercial use of their personal information via a permissioned blockchain-based data marketplace supporting millions of users.

Against a backdrop of growing concern around the misuse of personal information, human data — which includes healthcare records, geospatial location and media usage metrics — continues to grow exponentially. The human data marketplace is worth an estimated $150-200 billion annually*, but organisations do not have a global and scalable way to buy, use or sell this valuable information.

With a focus on data transparency, Hu-manity.co will use a blockchain network to put users at the center of the data economy and in control of managing and permissioning their own personal information. Through features like immutability and decentralisation, blockchain makes it possible for organisations and individuals to interact in a more transparent manner. Coupled with technologies such as AI and advanced data encryption, blockchain is an ideal foundation for this global consent ledger.

Hu-manity.coAvailable starting today on Android devices in the United States, consumers can claim their human data rights via Hu-manity.co’s #My31 iPhone and Android app built on IBM Blockchain. An iPhone version of the app will be announced shortly. Upon claiming their data property rights, users receive a title of ownership, akin to a property deed. The 30 Human Rights ratified by the United Nations do not explicitly address human data rights, so the app is dubbed #My31 as an allusion to the “31st human right” – that everyone has the legal right to ownership of their inherent human data as property. The app provides people the ability to designate how their data can be shared, with whom, and under which circumstances, starting with healthcare data. Personal or medical data is not stored by Hu-manity.co; the data will remain wherever it currently is stored such as in a hospital electronic medical records system or by a research organisation. However, the #My31 app will record a user’s property ownership as well as their data-sharing preferences.

For example, users can choose to share no information with third parties, or they may want to provide consent for use of their medical data for cancer research only. Users can also choose to lease their data to pharmaceutical companies or data aggregators but only upon receiving fair market compensation.

“IBM has long been focused on providing data stewardship which supports our belief that your data is your data,” said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain. “With new digital business models driving data sharing to unprecedented levels, we believe that blockchain can serve as a key ingredient to enhance trust and responsibility with regard to data. Our work with Hu-manity.co is a pioneering example of how permissioned blockchain can help balance individual rights with distributed data access at scale.

Individuals today lack the means to effectively control how their data is used by corporations and whether they receive compensation or alternative value when their personal data is commercialised. “By creating a global consent ledger built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, people, corporations, and the monetisation of human data can co-exist sustainably,” said Richie Etwaru, Founder and CEO at Hu-manity.co. “People will enjoy greater levels of security, privacy, and control while corporations will be able to lawfully benefit from access to higher quality data that has the explicit consent and authorisation of its rightful owner.”

The research value and insight from a patient record greatly increases when the patient consents explicitly to sharing it. “Explicitly consented records coupled with authorisation of use is of tremendous value to the healthcare industry,” said R. “Ray” Wang, MPH, CEO at Constellation Research, Inc., and Hu-manity.co Advisory Board member. “It is not only ethically sound, it also accelerates key healthcare breakthroughs as we welcome this era of fair-trade data.”

Hu-manity.co will also collaborate with IBM to participate in the Sovrin Foundation and a pilot to help members of the Hu-manity ecosystem participate in the global Sovrin self-sovereign identity network. Sovrin and Hu-manity have a shared vision of creating a global standard network for identity that enables citizens to control all use of their personal information.

Hu-manity.co’s #My31 consumer app is available today on Android and will be available soon for iOS on Apple’s App Store. The enterprise solution for businesses who want to work with Hu-manity will be available to corporations starting in the healthcare industry in the first quarter of 2019. The Hu-manity.co global consent ledger is built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, powered by the Hyperledger Fabric and secured on the IBM Cloud.

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BMW and $100,000 Worth Prizes to Grab to Celebrate Listing of FESS on DigiFinex

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If you are a pro trader then FESS is coming with a Trade competition on 21st May which also marks its first Public listing. FESSChain is so excited to announce the ‘Hottest Crypto Trade Fest of the Year 2020’ on DigiFinex.

3 Lucky Winners will compete for a prize pool of S100,000 for fess trading contest starting from 21st May 2020. The winners can take home a classy BMW 3 Series Car, Honda Civic, and a 16” MacBook Pro. Additionally, another event starting on DigiFinex from June 2, 2020, has 350,000 tokens to offer via airdrop, trading, and staking activities.

A Grand Prize is always better than a prize and such competitions don’t always come. So, it’s a golden opportunity for crypto traders across the world.

You must be curious by now what to do in order to get these grand rewards from us! So, you need to be following these steps to be eligible to join the participant pool.

FESSChain IEO on DigiFinex

FESS Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) concluded on DigiFinex exchange on March 1, 2020. The IEO (or super sale) was a smashing success and hit the hard cap of $ 8.76 million in a matter of just 43 seconds. It received an overwhelming response from investors. The IEO didn’t only reach the hard cap within a few eye blinks but also got oversubscribed by almost 2x margin.

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Terms and Conditions:

FESSChain is inviting crypto traders from across the world to participate in FESSChain grand Trading Fest. You need to be following these conditions to join the pool of claimants:

  • To become eligible for this contest all you need is to trade FESS on DigiFinex in the FESS/USDT pair during the contest period.
  • Users whose Net purchase is of more than 1 million will be eligible for this reward.
    Here FESS net purchase = Buying volume – Selling volume
  • The competition will start from May 21, 2020, at 20:00 and will remain live until June 9, 2020 (GMT+8).
  • Based on participants’ trading volume, they will be ranked on DigiFinex and the three lucky winners will be announced at the end of the competition.

To Know better about this Contest and Participate kindly Visit: DigiFinex dedicated Section

Now, this listing event calls for Additional rewards of 350,000 FESS tokens. This event will be divided in 2 stages whose details can be found here:

Stage One: Listing Airdrop of FESS

Rank Top 200 in net purchase competition

During the activity, users will be ranked according to
FESS net purchase (net purchase = buying volume-selling volume)

FESS

**Consolation prize for net purchase competition

During the activity, users whose net purchase of FESS ≥ 2,000 but who are not in the top 200 will receive 30 FESS tokens, with 15,000 FESS Tokens in total for this reward.

Trade FESS

During the activity, users who trade FESS with transaction volume ≥100 FESS will be rewarded 5 FESS, and a total of 10,000 FESS will be rewarded.

Promote FESS

During the activity, you can follow DigiFinex’s official Twitter (t.co/digifinex) or Facebook account (fb.com/digifinex.global) and FESS’s official Twitter (t.co/fesschain) and forward any FESS activity posts. Screenshot and register it in the form and you can share 15,000 FESS with other participants.

Click Here to Register

Stage Two: FESS Q&A Reward

Time: June 2, 2020 10:00 — June 9, 2020 20:00(GMT+8)

1.Airdrop in FESS communities

Gather your friends and join DigiFinex Telegram group during the event period in order to gain exclusive access to the passwords required to unlock the red packets!

FESSCHAIN

2. H5 page for FESS Q&A

Open H5 page for FESS Q&A to answer the questions. Users who correctly answer all questions can share reward of 60,000 FESS.

The Q&A H5 page will be published on June 1, please pay attention to the content of the announcement by DigiFinex.

Happy Trading!!

About FESSChain

FESSChain Is an AI operated and Proof of Proof based blockchain that uses Volume Oriented fragmentation version 1.0 to settle data into the blockchain. It is unique in many terms and one of them is its data processing and storage supported by Neutrino Framework. The framework makes sure that it processes data into the main chain it fragments the data into the smallest units possible in sub-chains. It only saves the relevant data into the main chain thus shrugging off the unnecessary load.

Disclaimer: The Prizes are indicative in price terms and may change depending on the manufacturer and market conditions. In such a case, the prize or the mentioned price (whichever is lower in absolute terms) will be given to the winners.

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Bitcoin DCA Platform Vimba Hits 10,000 Users Following Expansion into the UK and Europe

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Bristol, United Kingdom, May 20, 2020 — Bitcoin DCA platform Vimba has reached 10,000 customers following the company’s expansion into the UK and Europe last year. 3,000 new users joined in 2020 leading up to the Bitcoin halving.

New Zealand-based Vimba was founded in 2014 by early bitcoin adopter, Sam Blackmore, with the mission to bring bitcoin into the hands of as many people as possible. Today, Vimba enables investors in 30 countries to buy, sell, and auto-invest in bitcoin in a simple, hassle-free manner.

VimbaMoreover, Vimba is the only bitcoin DCA platform that enables investors to dollar-cost average BTC directly into cold storage, which adds an unprecedented level of security to auto-investors. Alternatively, users can also store their digital currency in the platform’s built-in non-custodial crypto wallets, which is the preferred option for most first-time bitcoin investors.

Thanks to its user-friendly service and customer-centric approach, Vimba has been able to turn thousands of New Zealanders into bitcoiners. Now, the company seeks to turn more bitcoin-curious investors into bitcoiners in its new markets.

Founder and CEO Sam Blackmore comments: “We set out to build a platform that enabled Kiwis to save small amounts of bitcoin on a weekly basis. The aim was to give anyone the opportunity to future-proof and diversify their investments by learning about Bitcoin and investing it in a simple and secure way.”

“Now, we want to use our six years of experience operating a bitcoin company in New Zealand to continue on our mission to bring bitcoin into the hands of the people by creating new bitcoiners in Europe and the UK. We believe that enabling people to regularly invest in bitcoin in a simple, automated, and hands-off manner with as little as £10 is one of the best ways to spread bitcoin to the masses.”

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Binance Charity Donates 15,000 Protective Suits to South Africa to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

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May 13, 2020 —​ ​Binance Charity​ the world’s first blockchain-powered donation platform dedicated to advancing transparent philanthropy, has supported South Africa’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by donating 15,000 protective suits to hospitals in the country – as part of the organisation’s Crypto Against COVID campaign.

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Launched on March 24, 2020, Binance Charity’s ​Crypto Against COVID​ campaign was created to raise $5 million USD in cryptocurrencies (BNB, BTC, BUSD, and XRP) to be spent primarily on buying medical supplies for affected regions globally. Binance led this effort with an initial donation of $1 million USD, plus an additional donation of $1 million USD through the #CryptoAgainstCOVID social media campaign. In addition, Binance vowed to match $2 million USD of public donations received.

According to the ​WHO,​ as of May 11, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has exceeded 10,000 – with 194 deaths. Making the country the most affected on the African continent.

A total of $3.9 million USD has been raised from Binance and public donations, with more than 40 crypto companies joining together to support the campaign. As of May 12, medical supplies have been shipped to various affected countries, including 10,000 protective suits to Turkey, ​400,000 masks to Italy​, and 15,000 suits to South Africa. Binance Charity has also committed to PPE donations to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean​ and launched ​a PPE token​ to support donation efforts for New York.

In addition to the ​15,000 protective suits for South Africa – which will be donated to the Health Department in the Western Cape and other hospitals -​ a further 20,000 masks for South Africa have been ordered for delivery within the next few weeks.

“The most important element of human life is to show compassion and help others as we can, without the limitation or restriction of borders. Blockchain technology enables this in greater capacities than ever before and Binance Charity wishes to bring this to the masses,”​ said Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity.

This Crypto Against COVID donation to South Africa comes months after Binance Charity announced a $1 million USD commitment​ for charity work and crypto education in the country at the Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg in March 2020 – where Binance, the global blockchain company behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume and users, announced the launch of a South African (ZAR) fiat-on-ramp with 5 trading pairs: BTC/ZAR, ETH/ZAR, BNB/ZAR, BUSD/ZAR and USDT/ZAR. ​Binance users in South Africa are able to deposit Rands (ZAR) from any South African bank account ​and enjoy features such as savings, spot, margin, lending, futures trading, etc.

On Binance’s commitment to South Africa and Binance Charity’s donation, Tanya Knowles, SA lead said:​ “Binance’s commitment to South Africa extends beyond our role as a cryptocurrency exchange. We are facing a healthcare and economic crisis which our generation has not witnessed before. We hope that this donation supports the many efforts being made in South Africa to fight the virus.”

Binance Charity maintains its mandate of 100% transparency. All transactions will be published in full transparency through the blockchain-based donation portal. Any hospital demands or sources of medical supplies and shipping aid willing to help in this cause may reach out to ​bcf@binance.com​.

Join Binance Charity and help the world fight the coronavirus. Even a small donation can save lives. Together, let’s help those in need. Click ​here​ to donate.

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