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Magic Leap Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Secure Personal Data

April 12, 2019 / JANKO ROETTGERS

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is looking to use Blockchain technology to store and secure some of its user data, according to multiple job listings the company published this month. Among the positions Magic Leap is looking to fill is that of a senior Blockchain architect as well as multiple Blockchain engineers.The senior Blockchain architect will have “overarching responsibility for the planning and execution of a portfolio of blockchain, smart contract, and Ricardian contract technologies,” and be tasked to “help develop an overall blockchain ecosystem engagement strategy,” according to the job posting. A company spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Magic Leap is looking to use Blockchain technology for what the job listings refer to as its “Lifestream business function.” Lifestream is the company’s name for its planned repository of user data — something Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz described as...