Wanted: developers ready to kill fake news

In the ongoing quest to find “killer apps” for blockchain tech, add one more to the agenda: combating fake news. From industry giant IBM to Polish start-up and ethereum-powered Userfeeds, everyone is getting into the act as time-stamped blocks of data, an open publishing process, decentralized validation and establishing document provenance could all one-day help snuff out the growing scourge of blatant falsehoods flying around the world that range from false stock rumors that could hurt/help a trader to lies that are more consequential. In order for this use-case to take hold, more distributed ledger professionals will be needed. And as the attached article points out, those with the necessary skills are in high demand and short supply.

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