Daily Archives: 14.05.2019

eBay Teases Crypto Expansion | Bitcoin Magazine

eBay Teases Crypto Expansion Popular e-commerce provider eBay has released promotional materials suggesting that its is ready to accept “virtual currencies” and offer “digital collectibles.” The ads have appeared at Consensus 2019, a cryptocurrency and blockchain summit taking place this week in New York. In addition to hinting that eBay will soon offer support for cryptocurrencies, they feature claims about ...

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Flexa Enables BTC Payments at Popular Brick-and-Mortar Stores | Bitcoin Magazine

Flexa Enables BTC Payments at Popular Brick-and-Mortar Stores Payment platform Flexa has announced the launch of SPEDN, an app that allows users to make purchases with cryptocurrencies at a variety of brick-and-mortar stores. The app works by generating QR codes at checkout registers, which then debit users’ wallets on the app and credit merchants with fiat. To initiate payments immediately, ...

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Despite Industry Pushback, G20 May Impose Stricter KYC Policy on Exchanges | Bitcoin Magazine

Despite Industry Pushback, G20 May Impose Stricter KYC Policy on Exchanges It looks as if cryptocurrency service providers will have to adopt stricter know-your-customer (KYC) policies all across the world — and not everyone is happy about that. On February 22, 2019, the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) published a draft recommendation for strict and uniform ...

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Microsoft Is Building an ID Verification Platform on Bitcoin | Bitcoin Magazine

Microsoft Is Building an ID Verification Platform on Bitcoin Microsoft is leveraging blockchain technology to create a trustless digital identity scheme, but its not launching a token or building a private blockchain to do so. Its building on Bitcoin instead. Announced on May 13, 2019, Project ION is an open-source, Layer 2 network built out of the public key infrastructure ...

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SpaceX Readies First Batch of Starlink Satellites for Wednesday Night Launch

On its sixth launch of 2019, Wednesday’s planned night launch of the first members of Starlink will also be SpaceX’s fourth flight of the year executed in the hours of darkness. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace If you believe Elon Musk, the first baby-steps on the journey to Mars begin late Wednesday evening from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at ...

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Founders left Audacy

Sam Avery (Co-Founder / Head of Spacecraft Integration) and James Spicer (Chief Engineer & Co-Founder at Audacy, building) left Audacy as they indicated on their Linkedin pages in the period from 07/05/2019 to 14/05/2019. Audacy provides real-time/always-on space communications services from launchpad to lunar distance, initially using two ground stations (San Francisco and Singapore), a 3 satellite constellation in Medium ...

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Review: The Case for Space

The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility by Robert Zubrin Prometheus Books, 2019 hardcover, 405 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-63388-534-9 US$25.00 In the event last week in Washington to discuss the Blue Moon lunar lander being developed by Blue Origin, company founder Jeff Bezos used the event to discuss his vision for ...

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