Off-Blocks Launches US Government-Tested Digital Signature Service in Beta

coindesk | January 14, 2020

Off-Blocks Launches US Government-Tested Digital Signature Service in Beta
The company launched its digital identity mobile app beta Monday, according to CEO Colin Campbell, offering to the public some of the Factom blockchain-powered anti-forgery mechanisms the companies have been building for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since November. The full platform is expected to go live in the coming weeks. Off-Blocks’ public service seeks to infuse trust across digital file sharing. People and companies have an inherent need to authenticate any number of documents, Campbell said. While signing PDF contracts is perhaps the most well-known digital signature use case, Campbell said that, increasingly, digitized workspaces and lives require more robust platforms.

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At various points throughout EPA’s Compressor White Paper (“Compressor Paper”), 1 the agency presents component level emissions factors for compressors (i.e., seal emissions), aggregate emissions factors for compressors (i.e., factors for wet seal centrifugal compressors and reciprocating compressors), and national emissions estimates for compressor emissions across segments. Each one of these emissions estimates is important for different reasons. For instance, component level emissions factors provide an indication of the relative importance of different compressor emissions sources like vented seal emissions and leaks. These component level factors also help identify technologies available to mitigate emissions described later in the paper. Aggregate compressor emissions factors and national emissions estimates, conversely, help to characterize the magnitude of emissions from compressors and the emissions reductions achievable by deploying various technologies.

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