Blockchain Start-Up “Colu” released Dashboard and Sandbox API

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Colu recently released two new updates to help new users create more innovative blockchainsolutions. The Colu Dashboard aims to be the central location for viewing and managing digitalassets. The Sandbox API aims to enable users to quickly test code and view results. Amos Meiri, co-founder of Colu, began exploring blockchain technology while still working atFinancial Services Giant E-Torro back in 2012. Amos began interacting with the blockchaincommunity early on, to help develop a new way to transfer assets over the blockchain. After putting in months of effort and over $100,000 of investment through E-Torro, Amos and his co-founders David & Mark turned their focus to enabling developers to transfer value over the blockchain. This focus led them to found Colu, which since it’s launch 5 months ago has already enabled over 20 use-cases. Amos Meiri, co-founder of Colu said: “As a team, we found that working with the blockchain was extremely difficult for those just starting out. Therefore, we felt starting a platform, which would make it easier for developers to issue assets on the blockchain was vital.” The use-cases enabled by Colu are wide-ranging, from decentralized voting platform in theHonduras Island “Voto-Social” to secure product warranties on the blockchain, …

Smart Contracts Platform Symbiont Issues its First Cryptosecurity

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Smart contracts platform Symbiont has issued its first “smart security”. The announcement was formally unveiled at an event in New York today, during which the security was issued on the bitcoin blockchain. Symbiont aims to provide services in the nascent cryptofinance sector, and traces its roots to bothOverstock’s Medici project as well as theCounterparty project. Several developers, originally working on Medici, left that initiative earlier this year and later established Symbiont. Mark Smith, CEO and co-founder of Symbiont, said in a statement: “We are proud to be on the leading edge of this blockchain and distributed ledger movement. With interest in distributed ledger technology growing rapidly, financial institutions are exploring how to leverage it to improve the efficiency and security of trading and processing financial transactions.” The launch comes more than a month after the startup raised $1.25m in seed funding. The company is seeking to close a Series A round before the end of 2015. Image via Shutterstock