The Finnish national broadcaster has partnered with Kryptoradio to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain over the digital television network making it accessible over a non-Internet channel to 95% of the Finnish population.
The security model of the blockchain has some serious vulnerabilities, including the lack of diversity in its transmission mechanisms. DVB-T, the EU/Australia/Japan (and elsewhere) standard for digital TV transmission, creates an important channel for communicating the blockchain, and sets the stage for many potential new applications.
The trial starts in September and will run for at least two months.
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