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Dallas, TX and Mountain View, CA – June 26, 2018 – Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed public ledger organization, today announced that it has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance, an open source software consortium that aims to create a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. As a member of the Alliance, Hedera will work with Fortune 500 companies and startup members to leverage the hashgraph consensus algorithm to secure and scale IoT ecosystems.
From October 15-17, 2018, we will be holding our first ever developer conference, Hedera18 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. 1,500 developers, architects, and hashgraph enthusiasts from all over the world will convene for educational sessions, networking, and to hear the latest news about the world’s fastest, most secure, and fairest distributed ledger. In conjunction with Hedera18, we will also be holding a globally decentralized hackathon in five cities around the world: Dallas, London, São Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv for teams to build the new era of dapps and compete for prizes.
According to Forbes, blockchain and cryptocurrencies are poised to become the largest disruptive technologies in the world, yet only 5-7% of the those active in the technologies are women. Hedera aims to support women who have the motivation and inspiration to make a difference in these disruptive technologies and build a new future together.
Over 1.8 billion people who are eligible to vote, don’t. In the past five years alone 52 countries have experienced some sort of election interference. The Hedera Free and Fair Voting Initiative wants to make every election in the world fair and free, without voter manipulation and suppression.
A couple of weeks ago, a number of members of the Hedera hashgraph community came together in LA for the Crypto Invest Summit. Matt Sorum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer formerly of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, and Kings of Chaos, was on hand to talk on-stage about his latest venture, Artbit.
Currently, Hedera is conducting an institutional fundraising round, limited to whitelisted institutional investors, to launch the platform and accelerate development of distributed apps. A subsequent crowdsale to accredited investors may follow.
Collaboration follows on the heels of successful private ledger use of Swirlds hashgraph within the United States
Since announcing our plan to launch Hedera Hashgraph a little under a month ago, we’ve seen tremendous interest from the developer community. We have received questions about our patents, why they are in place, and how they are beneficial to developers and users. This post aims to address those questions for the developer and user communities.
In the weeks since our launch, we are seeing an increasing number of sophisticated scammers trying to take advantage of our community. These scams range from emails to Twitter accounts to fake websites, and the most sophisticated of them are targeted phishing scams, using social engineering.