Cryptocurrency and ICO news 14.06.2018

Adblock Plus to detect fake news via using blockchain

Adblock Plus developer eyeo GmbH will use blockchain technology in its browser extension Trusted News.

Ben Williams, the company’s director of ecosystems said that the project is merely in its testing stages, and that eyeo wants to determine whether the product is something users find helpful. He also said that there will be no “whitelist” by which certain websites might bypass ratings.

The extension works with the MetaCert protocol, which uses an anti-fraud URL registry to maintain the database for the project. The database will eventually be migrated to the Ethereum blockchain. The company also plans to issue MetaCert tokens to track rewards and to avoid the risk of bad actors manipulating or spoiling data.

Trusted News has been launched in beta and so far is only available for Chrome.