VP of Business Development at Constellation Benjamin Diggles – who’s responsible for the partnership – further notes that the USAF has many data sources that need to be secured, such as drones, planes and satellites.
The United States Air Force (USAF) partnered with blockchain big data management startup Constellation.
He also adds that “clean and consolidated data that can be queried instantly is a big need within the defense apparatus.”
According to a Constellation press release published on Aug. 27, the startup signed a working contract with the USAF. The U.S. Air Force better explains the scope of the partnership in the following statement:
“Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead.”
“A big need within the defense apparatus”
Data from different sources are disconnected, complex and requires significant manpower to handle forensics, planning and collection. Constellation says it can provide a scalable and decentralized secure data management platform that can be integrated with both legacy and future data types.
The company also claims:
“Constellation provides decentralized security not only to Air Force data pipelines, with encryption, but also creates audit trails and a live overview of the status of any data source.”
As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, the USAF also partnered with smart contract startup SIMBA Chain to provide the blockchain-based platform that will be used to secure its supply chain.
Upcoming Binance.US iOS Apps Are Now In Beta Testing Phase
Binance’s cryptocurrency trading platform for United States-based users, Binance.US, is asking its customers to beta test the upcoming Binance.US iOS app.
On Dec. 18, Binance.US took to Twitter to announce that the iOS app is now in the beta testing phase. Give the importance of beta testing to a successful app launch, the company is reaching out to its active community to help test the app.
The beta testing phase will give Binance.US the opportunity to address possible flaws and have them resolved before making the app available to a wider audience. Beta testers will use the app over a specific period of time, reporting back any bugs or issues, and give feedback about the app, which will help Binance.US to decide whether or not the app is ready for full release.
Those who are interested in participating in the beta testing phase of the iOS app, and “want to be one of the first to go hands-on” can apply at the Binance.US Twitter account. It is not clear when the beta testing will be available for Android mobile phone users.
Cointelegraph contacted Binance.US about specifics regarding the iOS app but did not receive a response as of press time.
Buy crypto with debit cards on Binance.US
At the beginning of November, Binance.US announced that the exchange offer its customers the possibility to purchase cryptocurrencies with a debit card, joining existing U.S. dollar on-ramp and off-ramps, including the automated clearinghouse (ACH) and bank wire.
Binance.US went live on Sept. 24 of this year and broke the $10 million volume mark on Oct. 23.
Collaboration with Tagomi
In November, Binance.US partnered with prime broker firm Tagomi, a lending and borrowing service. The cooperation enables Binance.US to offer institutional liquidity for Tagomi’s users, including quant funds, venture funds, family offices, individual retirement accounts and high-net-worth individuals.