Triffic, a free augmented reality game that rewards players with cryptocurrency, is doing their part to promote social distancing among their user base. On March 26, the startup announced on twitter that beta users can now collect limited indoor special items, such as toilet rolls, hand sanitizers, and facemasks. By participating, users could help raise money to help fight COVID-19.“Triffic is raising up to $10,000 for COVID-19 Response by donating GPSTokens every time a beta user collects an AugmentedReality, toilet roll, hand sanitizer or #facemask.”
March 30, 2020
Users of Triffic’s augmented app wishing to join the fight against COVID-19 can move about to collect reward beacons within their own quarantine location. To match the spirit of the times, and inject a little fun into a worthy cause, Triffic has created augmented reality toilet rolls, sanitizer and facemasks that will spawn in the user’s location. Collecting as many as possible will maximize the amount that is contributed towards the COVID-19 program. So far, more than 26,000 GPS tokens worth hundreds of dollars have been donated to the cause.
March 30, 2020
Lior Yaffe believes this disparity in approach between different governments is also visible in the efforts to tackle coronavirus and explains how he thinks it’s hindering success in both cases: “A much better approach to dealing with the pandemic would have been for a global team of experts, responsible for the wellbeing of humanity, to issue guidelines based on objective information, thus setting aside political considerations.
May 23, 2020
Lior Yaffe, a computer scientist and founder of the blockchain firm Jelurida, told Cointelegraph he got the impression that the involved organizations “invested a lot of thinking in the design of the community poll.” Still, he added that, as a consequence, the system is rather complicated: “The result is so technical and detailed that I suspect that it was too technical for most miners/community members to comprehend the consequences of their voting.” Yaffe said he believes that a reliable source of funding is essential for blockchains to succeed but that a simple pool of four choices with different percentages would have been sufficient.
March 22, 2020
An augmented reality gaming app, Triffic, is set to donate $10,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO). Usually, the app rewards players in GPS tokens, its native cryptocurrency, for moving about the world and collecting “beacons,” or virtual representations of real-world objects. Now that millions are under lockdown, the gameplay has been modified to spawn beacons – in the form of virtual toilet paper rolls, hand sanitizers, and face-masks – directly in player locations.
March 16, 2020
Article written by Lior Yaffe published in Cointelegraph: DPoS is an unnecessary complication. There’s already a sound solution that works as good as dPoS. The merits of classical PoS have been proven in the case of long-running PoS blockchains such as Nxt. The added complexity of voting rounds introduced by dPoS does not increase security in any meaningful way and may increase risks of collusion and centralization.
March 10, 2020