Startup Spotlight: Fake News, Custom Eyeglasses and a Credit Card for Kids
October 20, 2017
In an effort to support startups around the world, TechCo searches for the latest startups hitting the market to make your life easier every single week. This week, We found startups that are fighting fake news, creating customized eyeglasses for your face using augmented reality, and developing a credit card for kids parents are going to love.
With all the influx of fake news online and in social media, there’s a new startup hyper-focused on filtering through the junk so you read only what is real. Trive is a social science global consensus engine that researches and clarifies truth through “Human Swarmed Crowd Wisdom” by using blockchain-based rewards and verification mechanisms. Utilizing crowdsourced research, game theory and cryptocurrencies, Trive enables citizens all over the world to research, verify and score the truth of almost any piece of knowledge.
When CEO David Mondrus experienced fake news about himself first-hand, it became his mission to seek out and destroy fake news and developed Trive. By using the “wisdom of crowds” stories are vetted, analyzed and voted on by users to uncover the truth. Trive incentivizes individuals with cryptocurrency compensation, the Trive Token, to maximize the search for the truth within questioned news stories. For $1 per month, you can join in and call out fake news.