Blockchain-based platform for scribes, readers to write, read
A blockchain-based news and media platform Wortheum was formally launched on Friday at a hotel in Lucknow.
“Wortheum is India’s first blockchain-based news platform. Any journalist can come on the platform and write on it freely. This platform will empower journalists,” said Ashutosh Singh, founder and CEO of Wortheum on the occasion.
“It is a completely transparent news platform, not only journalists but those who like news will also get digital rewards. The news can be edited on this platform but it cannot be deleted. It works on the principle of ‘my news, my responsibility’ and this platform is completely transparent and the person writing the news on this platform also gets 50% reward as well as the one who likes it also gets 50% reward,” he added.
He said that today, the platform is being listed on the Singapore-based exchange ‘Coinstore’ and users can now transact with Wortheum’s Digital Asset.
“Wortheum will provide a new dimension to independent journalism. After the listing of Wortheum on the CoinStore Exchange today, the transaction of this digital asset will be possible,” said Ramesh Shrikonda, marketing head of Singapore-based crypto currency exchange Coinstore.
Discussing blockchain technology, Varun Sethi, blockchain lawyer, Supreme Court said that Web3.0 which is a new, improved, and democratised internet ecosystem is a decentralised system based on artificial intelligence and blockchain. “In traditional journalism, editors decide which news should be known or which should not, but in web 3.0 every user is the editor. However, with Wortheum, he’ll be the sole owner of the news.”
Dengue cases shot up nearly seven times in West Bengal till August first week compared to last year even as at least 11 municipalities have been identified the areas where the disease is taking a heavy toll. The state health department said around 450 dengue cases were detected till the first week of August in 2021. This year, the number has shot up to 3,104 during the same period.
As India celebrated 75 years of freedom, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation observed 25 years of its inception and offered free rides to all commuters in the state capital of Karnataka on Monday. It has been 25 years since the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation was established and demand for the public transport seems to be rising steadily amid Bengaluru's daily battles with heavy traffic congestion. Messages of support emerged on Twitter.
A 70-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law were found murdered at their residence at Subhash Park in northwest Delhi in the early hours of Tuesday, police said. The elderly woman's two grandsons discovered the bodies with stab wounds in their respective bedrooms on the ground and first floor of their house after they returned from a trip to Rishikesh and Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. Police said a murder case has been registered.
Delhi's air quality remained in the satisfactory category as light rainfall with strong surface winds of 20-30 km per hour were expected on Tuesday. The air quality index was 58 at 7am compared to 62 (satisfactory) on Monday 4pm. The mercury was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius with chances of rain plunging it further over the next 48 hours as the monsoon trough shifts further southwards.
Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy's purported remarks that the "government is not functioning, we are somehow managing", has drawn criticism from some of his cabinet colleagues, with Horticulture Minister Munirathna even advising him to quit the Ministry. Reacting to this, Horticulture Minister Munirathna said in Kolar today, Madhuswamy should resign from the Ministry immediately, before making such a statement. Madhuswamy can be heard saying.