Article: How Open Banking will transform the letting industry

Money, Open Governance

How Open Banking will transform the letting industry

Banking has gone through radical changes in the past few years, in step with technology and the sheer amount we can now do online. This revolution in how we bank or pay for goods isn’t just for the retail sector, it’s also having a positive knock-on effect for the lettings industry. Just as online-only challenger banks disrupted the inconvenient process of visiting physical branches, Open Banking is making the process of tenant reference checks and payments quicker and smoother than ever.

We are always seeking tools that make our customer’s lives easier, so LRG has recently embraced Open Banking technology. Following our adoption of the technology, we’ve found a big impact and opportunities for the future of our lettings business, and the wider industry.

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Article: The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

Access, Innovation, Money, Open Governance, Open Source

The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

As demand for smart contracts climbs, Chainlink’s modular oracle for the Substrate framework aims to power developers and defi applications with trusted off-chain information and pricing data needed to attract projects to Polkadot and Kusama.

As the smart contract revolution continues to gain traction, the fissures and flaws in existing infrastructure that supports these transactional protocols are becoming more apparent. Among the chief issues facing smart contracts, costs and security are the main factors in the spotlight.

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Article: Critical Flaw Found In Widely Used Netmask Open Source Module

Code, Innovation, Open Software, Open Source, Open Space

Critical Flaw Found In Widely Used Netmask Open Source Module

Security researchers analyzing a widely used open source component have discovered security vulnerabilities that leave hundreds of thousands of software applications vulnerable to attack, according to a report released Monday.

The group of five researchers found the security vulnerabilities in netmask, an open source library used in a staggering 270,000 software projects. According to the report, the flaws open the door to a wide range of malicious attacks that could enable attackers to ferry malicious code into a protected network, or siphon sensitive data out of one.

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