29 Apr '16, 6pm

Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain

Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain

Deloitte has used Facebook's recently released Messenger API to build an early version of a product capable of storing warranties on a blockchain and allowing users to buy insurance for items even after they've purchased. The minimum viable product (MVP), announced today , could serve as a bridge between distributed ledgers and the Internet of Things, but importantly, do so without users having to download any new applications. Deloitte service designer, Frank van de Ven, wrote of the MVP on the company’s site: "It allows users to add information regarding their purchases and associated warranty information on the blockchain, by using a Facebook Messenger bot." As of June 2015 there were 1 billion Facebook Messenger users. To let innovators build products for those users, Facebook expanded its Messenger support at its annual F8 conference in April by offering a new send an...

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