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Can blockchain fix Universal Credit? The Gov has linked up with a startup developing GovCoin, a crypto answer to benefits payments, claiming to avoid payment delays. Sooo, what does that mean for a new group of users transacting on blockchain, and the data that generates? In this model, who would have rights to the spending data of some of the most vulnerable people in the country?
If blockchain is disrupting the welfare state, then cartoon cats are disrupting Ethereum. Yes, it's really happening and CryptoKitties is an actual thing.
Snapchat falls to the algorithm. Snapchat's redesign means its feed will now include an algorithm, showing you different friends at the times the app thinks you most want to interact with them, and, yes, an infinite feed. Advertisers seems happy about the changes. The Guardian also did a long form profile with Mr Snapchat himself, Evan Spiegel, this week, so you can read about him wax lyrical about Damien Hirst, as well as Snapchat.
The Real Housewives of Silicon Valley. Google and Amazon are not speaking. And it's annoying everyone. Amazon pulled Google products from its store, so Google withdrew YouTube from Fire TV – actually a pretty big deal for consumers. It takes two to tango guys, and no one is winning here, least of all users.