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February 15, 2019

Authority Node Operator Factom Inc announced a partnership with SPA (Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is teaming with Factom, Inc. to explore the application of blockchain technologies to Department of Defense (DOD) and federal customers.

“I am excited about our partnership with Factom and I believe that our two organizations represent a unique blend of analytic-based consulting expertise along with information technology and blockchain-based solution development,”said Dr. William Vantine, SPA President and CEO.

“Paul Snow and his team at Factom are leading providers of blockchain-as-a-service and are uniquely positioned to grow in the defense industry through their work with the Department of Homeland Security,” said Matt Ives, Director of Business Operations for Surety Programs Group at SPA. “At SPA, we take immense pride in providing cutting edge and the highest caliber solutions to our customers. Teaming up with Factom is a rare and extremely compelling opportunity to continue with this tradition.”

Factom provides the business models and process to enable any enterprise solution to take advantage of the enhanced data integrity and assurance blockchain can provide. Factom offers state-of-the-art data integrity and trust solutions using blockchain and electronic signatures, assuring that recorded data has not been altered. By increasing the value of stored data and automating data assurance models, Factom provides tools that are simple to integrate and operate by any enterprise or service provider.

“We are looking forward to the unique opportunities that become available through this joint effort,” said...

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The final scores are in, and the first grants of 2019 have been awarded by the Standing Parties of the Factom Protocol. More than $750,000 worth of FCT at current prices will be disbursed. The grant recipients in order of score are:
  1. Factom Inc Protocol Development Continuation – Covers a couple month gap where Factom Inc did not receive compensation for the Core development work they were performing.
  2. Factomize Core Development – Factomize LLC’s lead developer will work on Core full time.
  3. Factom Inc Protocol Development – Factom Inc’s Core development efforts will be funded for an additional three months.
  4. FAT Protocol Development – Development of the Factom Asset Token (FAT) Protocol was funded for an additional three months. Learn about this protocol built on top of Factom here.
  5. Blockchain Innovation Foundation (BIF) Core Development – BIF’s previous core development grant was...
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Bedrock Solutions, a Factom Authority Node Operator, announced the release of their multifunction proxy for the factomd API port. The proxy enhances the factomd API port by providing common features needed in most deployments.

Quick Feature List
  • Intelligent, Kubernetes-ready Container
  • CORS
  • SSL/TLS
  • Health Check
  • Access Control Whitelist
  • Strict Protocol Operation
Github repository of the project: https://github.com/BedrockSolutions/factomd-api-proxy