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Ethereum, both the network and the cryptocurrency, seems to be unstoppable recently. Now the technology is invading yet another space, mobile devices, via a cooperation of two Ethereum firms with Canonical – the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu operating system.
ConsenSys and BlockApps will deliver Nimbus uPort Biometric Digital Identity tools on Ubuntu phones and tablets. The firms say this collaboration with Canonical begins the “Internet of People” campaign whereby Ethereum enhanced self-sovereign identity are used on Ubuntu devices. They explain that Nimbus permits users secure interaction with the Ethereum blockchain through biometric protection of cryptographic keys. Through this feature, users will be able to access Ethereum to use ... (read more)