A tiny county surrounding Reno, Nevada will soon be the first in the nation to make your marriage blockchain official. How it works: The Washoe Country Recorder’s Office is collaborating with a Nevada-based startup called Titan Seal to test a blockchain-based solution for a problem you probably didn’t realize existed. Currently, couples seeking an expedited marriage certificate have to call the Recorder’s Office to make the request, and then eat the charges associated with overnight or second-day delivery. The new system would digitize all marriage certificates on the Ethereum blockchain, ensuring protection from loss, damage, or changes. Rather than waiting… This story continues at The Next Web
BEIJING (Aug 14): Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.
The officers took Liu’s iPhone, hooked it up to a handheld device that looked like a laptop and told him they were “checking his phone for illegal information”.
Liu’s experience in Urumqi, the Xinjiang capital, is not uncommon in a region that has been wracked by separatist violence and a crackdown by security forces.
KUALA LUMPUR: Majuperak Holdings Bhd, a subsidiary of Perak State Development Corporation (PKNP), has appointed Salween Azila Ahmad Tauffik as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from Aug 15.