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Project Review: Dmail Decentralized Blockchain Email

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I came across an interesting blockchain project named Dmail. Dmail is an easy to use and a truly decentralized blockchain Email service that uses blockchain technology to encrypt, secure and revocable emails. Currently works only with Gmail through Google Chrome Browser.

Emails sent using Dmail will have a self destructive feature, where users can chose an expiration time of the sent emails. The timer begins as soon as the email is sent, and once the timer is up, the email gets deleted.

Dmail Technical Overview

Dmail uses Blockstack decentralized identities that can be linked to GitHub and social profiles, as well as cryptocurrency addresses, in a way that the user controls.

Dmail messages are encrypted. And, with Blockstack’s storage system, only the DID holder has access to any related data.

Dmail is installed through a Google chrome extension that will encrypt your message locally on your computer. The encrypted body of the message is sent to Dmail’s servers, while the decryption key and a link are sent to the intended recipients through Gmail. Neither Dmail nor Gmail gets both the encrypted message and the decryption key, so only the sender and intended recipients can read the message legibly.
Dmail’s FAQ.

How To Use Dmail in Five Easy Steps

1- In order to use Dmail, you will need to use Google Chrome Browser and to install Dmail extension. At the time of writing, there are around 19k active users using Dmail with tons positive reviews.

A screenshot of Dmail Extension
A screenshot of Dmail Reviews

2- Once the extension is installed, a small Dmail icon will appear on the Chrome browser

Dmail icon on Google Chrome

3- You are almost done. Everytime you compose/write a new email through gmail, you will get the screen bellow where you can chose to encrypt your email through Dmail’s service and for how long the sent email will be active before getting deleted.

Sending email using Dmail

4- The email recipient will receive an email like bellow. In order for him to view the received email, the recipient will need to click the attached link to open the email in a separate window.

Received Dmail Email
Received Dmail Email

5- The sender will always have the ability to Revoke and to Delete the sent emails. You can do so by opening the sent items tab on chrome, and open and email sent through Dmail.

The option to Delete and To Revoke

Clicking Delete, will permanently delete the sent emails.

Delete an Email

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Daily cryptocurrency trader, miner, technology enthusiast and a full time IT and security consultant. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email him at [email protected]

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Video: TEDx – A Blockchain-based Decentralized university

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Professor John Domingue, Director of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute, discusses developments in technology at TedX

I believe that with blockchain technology we can create a radically new type of university: a DAO University. A DAO is a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation which operates with no central control and no humans in the loop and are based on Smart Contracts: pieces of computer code on a blockchain which can represent and enact financial and legal contracts.

In a DAO University value and reputation associated with teaching and learning would be accounted for through a blockchain with no central control. Instead the whole learning community would agree how the educational elements, for example, learning materials, teaching resources and teaching delivery are shared and recompensed.

A DAO University is a next step evolution in higher education. A born digital community owned educational institution for the 21st Century. Open University Professor. Director of the Knowledge Media Institute and President of STI International. Published over 270 articles in the areas of semantics, the Web, distributed ledgers and eLearning. Instrumental role in the EU-funded project, QualiChain, which aims to revolutionise public education and its relationship to policy making and the labour market.

*Video Courtesy Of TEDx.

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Syria Might Issue a New Digital Currency

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Soreyaty, a Syrian company has revealed the completion of a new digital currency which will go by the name of e-Lira. The new cryptocurrency will be launched on January 1st, 2020.

According to Al-Iqtisadi (a Syrian financial news portal), Soreyaty’s CEO Fadi Shammout, told Al-Iqtisadi that the new digital currency will be a stable currency backed by real fiat money and will replace US dollars in all of Syria’s foreign trade and transactions, such as imports and exports.

Soreyaty will open local exchanges all across Syria, so Syrians can exchange the new cryptocurrency with fiat.

The economy of Syria has deteriorated considerably since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. Syria’s decreased economic output has also lead to a trade deficit of epic proportions. As a result of the war, Syria’s total exports have eroded to a mere 5% ($622 million) of the country’s 2008 total ($13.3 billion). The country currently faces a trade deficit of $3.8 billion.

The U.S. government has imposed a series of economic sanctions on Syria. These include legislatively mandated penalties, including export sanctions and ineligibility to receive most forms of U.S. aid or to purchase U.S. military equipment.

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Sweden Launches a Digital Currency

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Sweden just announced the launch of the “e-krona”, it’s own central bank digital currency in a new pilot platform. Sweden’s central bank (Riksbank ) will sign an agreement with IT consultancy firm Accenture to create a pilot platform for a it’s new cryptocurrency.

The primary objective of the e-krona pilot project is to broaden the bank’s understanding of the technological possibilities for the e-krona

the Riksbank said in a statement.

Sweden has been working hard to eliminate the use of cash. It introduced negative interest rates and bitcoins are in high demand since citizens now see cryptocurrency as a way to store wealth. There are many Bitcoin startups that launched in Sweden, including KnCMiner and Safello. Cryptocurrency demand is growing in Sweden and there are no signs that this will stop.

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