ProtonMail – Full PGP Support

ProtonMail – Full PGP Support

I have been an advocate for email security, encryption, and a company based out of Switzerland called ProtonMail for a number of years. ProtonMail was founded by a group of CERN engineers to help make encrypted email a simple and user friendly process. Today, they have achieved a major milestone. ProtonMail now has complete PGP interoperability and support. This means you can send and receive PGP encrypted email to PGP users outside of ProtonMail. This also allows those who are the most security minded to have more control over their security and privacy by using an email client of their choice along with the ProtonMail bridge software. To learn more about this you can check out the ProtonMail blog here: https://protonmail.com/blog/address-verification-pgp-support/

To sign up for a ProtonMail email account for free here is the signup form: https://protonmail.com/signup 

A.I. Security

Artificial Intelligence is going to begin helping businesses catch and identify theives. Products stolen from businesses each year get passed along to paying customers through higher prices. As companies try to compete this technology can help them to reduce their costs related to product loss, and hopefully make more customers honest since they will have a higher risk of getting caught.

UniversalCoin

UniversalCoin

A group is doing an interesting wealth experiment. Rather than doing an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) where wealthy individuals buy large amounts of a coin, this group is giving the new coin away. This coin is called UniversalCoin (UNV). Once all of the coins have been distributed the project goals will shift to trying to get the coin listed on exchanges, where it will begin to have a measurable value.

I have no idea if this project will be successful, but it is certainly an interesting experiment related to crypto and wealth. They are currently holding off on distributing more coins until sometime in June, 2018 to try and limit people from double dipping and getting more UNV through duplicate accounts.They plan to use a mobile app to regulate who can get coins in the future to reduce the amount of fraud occuring. Head on over to UniversalCoin.io and signup to be part of this experiment.

Note: You will need an ETH wallet to recieve UNV. Do NOT use a ETH wallet on an exchange to get UNV, it won’t work and you won’t receive your coins. I would recommend using myetherwallet.com which is a web based tool that will give you a ETH wallet address. I recommend reading more about Myetherwallet.com in their Getting Started Guide.

For a mobile device wallet I recommend Trust Wallet as it is a ERC-20 token compliant wallet.
Keep your wallet private keys secured and stored safely as you will lose access to your coins if you lose your private key.

 

Google Assistant – A.I.

Wow. I just watched a video from Google’s Developer Conference where an app (Google Assistant) makes a phone call to a hair salon for the user. The conversation was natural and fluid. The hair salon would have no idea that were speaking with a computer, and the user didn’t need to do anything other than to tell their phone to book them a haircut appointment. This technology is evolving and developing very fast. Here is the video.