Symbol and IoT: joint frontier for secure payments

Attacks on ATMs in Europe was close to 20,000 in 2019, with the losses incurred during these attacks amounting to around 250 million Euros in 2019. Symbol combines with IoT devices to secure gas/petrol station pumps, vending machines, and ATMs.

Case study: Trackgood

Trackgood is a supply chain tracking and sustainability impact tracing tool that is trusted, low-cost, and easy-to-implement – thanks to Symbol blockchain.

Symbol and IoT: securing global credit card usage

Card skimming crimes are on the rise, with each skimmer accounting for up to $1million dollars worth of fraud, and according to the U.S. Secret Service, thefts from ATM skimmers now total more than $1 billion per year. Symbol’s cohesive IoT-tied solutions resolve card-skimming problems of gas/petrol stations and Automated Teller Machines (ATM) users around the globe.

SI’s in focus: Peersyst

Read the first in our series where we focus on the partners that have chosen to work with NEM, and are committed to using Symbol.

We get the series underway with Peersyst, an innovative blockchain SI located in Barcelona, that helps companies take advantage of blockchain technology.

Delegated harvesting explained

Symbol has a noteworthy economic system that allows you to passively earn coin rewards just as if you were mining. This is better than staking rewards given by exchanges since you don’t need to put your coins on an exchange and you are earning actual block rewards.

Revitalizing democracy with blockchain

Scrutiny of election processes and the extent to which they are manipulated has increased dramatically since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to the point now where citizens no longer believe in a fair and honest electoral process. Using blockchain technology to facilitate transparent and trustworthy elections could encourage more participation and belief amongst citizens, so why are governments so slow to adopt it?

Solving the Finality question – an executive summary

Finality in the blockchain space is the way someone can tell if a transaction or block on a chain is at risk of changing in the future or not. Finality is important because without it, any transaction can theoretically be rolled back.

Prioritizing trust in a new pandemic reality

Trust in governments and businesses was already strained heading into 2020, but the global pandemic has ripped trust in two different directions. The pandemic shows that trusting others with information and media control can protect us, but information control can also be used against us. As targeted social media and fake video technology further erodes trust, blockchain technology is becoming a promising tool to help replace it. Symbol blockchain is an especially practical and efficient way to ensure that any file or data is authentic and hasn’t been tampered with. It has potential uses in online IDs, source verification, and all kinds of information media.

Business applications of Multi-Level Multi-Sig

Data management and security are critical issues for nearly every company today, and their importance is accelerating with no end in sight. How can a company make sure high value company and user accounts are protected from both external and internal misuse? How can they ensure that one security breach won’t compromise all their other data? How can they ensure that security features aren’t so inconvenient that users ignore them?