RAC’s Album EGO is the First Album Released Using Ethereum

RAC’s Album EGO is the First Album Released Using Ethereum

Grammy-winning DJ and dance music artist, RAC, will be releasing his album EGO on the Ethereum blockchain in partnership with Ujo Music company on Friday, July 14th. André Allen Anjos, better known as RAC, began learning about crypto and blockchains in late 2016, not long after he completed recording his new album.

RAC told Motherboard, “When the price of ether started to go up I looked more into it. That’s when the lightbulbs went off and I was like, ‘oh wow, this is legit.’” At this point, he decided to partner up with a Consensys platform, Ujo Music, to release his new album on the Ethereum blockchain.

Although the album will be released on the Ethereum blockchain, it will not be hosted there. Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a decentralized protocol for file storage, will host the album. To acquire the album, send Ether to a smart contract, which then releases the album to your device.

Blockchains’ Plausible Impacts on Education & Learning

Blockchains’ Plausible Impacts on Education & Learning

Do you think blockchains could disrupt the current education system? As an educator, I am constantly bubbling with ideas for using blockchains within my job and with my students. The use cases are quite wide, and the development is bound to come eventually as blockchain technology is more readily understood and more widely adopted.

The blockchain space has increasingly shown more applications for real-life use cases in a variety of fields. Every day, we see new changes to this growing genre of technological development, including many major companies coming out in support of blockchain technology and exploring their applicability. As information on blockchain technologies has reached more people, we have seen more ideas and development in and for blockchains, one of which lies in the expansive field of education.