Maru is becoming an open source project (use your Android phone as a Linux desktop)
Maru is a platform that lets you run Android on a smartphone, but connect the phone to a keyboard, mouse and display to run a desktop Linux-based operating system (Debian 8 Jessie, to be precise).
Developer Preetam D’Souza announced the project a week ago and opened up a beta program for Nexus 5 smartphone users. The goal was to get few beta testers… apparently thousands of people signed up… and a number of people have offered to help develop the software.
Not everyone agrees banks should be responsible to build the new financial order made possible by blockchain technology. As a consortium of global banks known as R3CEV has grown from a no-name establishemnt last year to 42 of the most powerful banks in the world — among them, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse —doubters have emerged.