Unwrapping the Ocean Plastic Conundrum Via Blockchain

Startups target poverty and waste from a blockchain platform. In September, Cointelegraph reported on a Dutch company said to have created the world’s first collection of recycled fabrics made from ocean plastics and whose provenance can be traced via blockchain.The premise is that socially minded consumers want assurance that they are really wearing recycled materials fished out from oceans and coastal areas. The firm, Waste2Wear, deserves applause, but it is unlikely to make a dent in the world’s plastic problem. The problem is volume.…

Telegram to Award Devs $400K in TON Blockchain Smart Contracts Contest

Telegram’s new contest includes three parts with a prize fund ranging from $200,000 to $400,000. Global messaging app Telegram announced a coding competition for building smart contracts for the Telegram Open Network (TON) Blockchain.5 types of smart contractsThe contest includes three parts with a prize fund for all included tasks ranging from $200,000 to $400,000, according to an announcement posted on the Telegram Contests channel on Sept.…