Blockchain trends. Oh, that Elon. Eco-friendly on fleek.
Hello from the other side
Funeral live-streaming services are having a moment.
Apparently around 20% of funeral homes in the US now offer live-streaming.
Is that morbid oversharing? Maybe, but these services actually seem to be helping families deal with their grief. Loved ones who wouldn’t have been able to attend the funeral because of travel costs, etc. are able to say goodbye, and they can rewatch the recordings of tributes to the deceased later.
Wired has more on the trend. You can read about it in The Blurb.
Don’t call it a comeback (yet)
Blockchain didn’t have a great 2018, but it seems to be perking up this year.
Market uncertainty is still high, but new developments like Facebook’s Libra project have given it a second wind.