Daily Archives: 09.11.2020

Mitsubishi UFJ to Launch Blockchain-powered Payment Platform in 2021

Source: iStock/winhorse Japanese financial giant the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) aims to launch a blockchain technology-based payment service in spring 2021, along with American cloud and network firm Akamai Technologies. Akamai is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and, per Nikkei, the new platform will provide “high-speed, large-capacity services” and serve a number of financial needs, including support for billing and ...

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BitMEX Completes Accelerated Verification, Secures ‘Vast Majority’ Of Volume

Source: Adobe/dennizn Major crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX has completed their hastened user verification program, stating that it has secured the “vast majority” of its trading volume. BitMEX gave its users until midnight (UTC time) on November 5 to complete the full verification in order to continue trading on the platform. “The first milestone of the accelerated rollout of our User ...

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Crew-1 Arrives in Florida, Targets 14 Nov Launch

Crew-1 comprises (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. Photo Credit: NASA For the first time since July 2011, four astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on Sunday to prepare for a journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Dragon Resilience crew members Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi ...

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Venture Capital Is A Blue State (And County) Business

A lot has been made about the cultural, geographic and demographic differences of Red and Blue states. Another stat to add to the pile is this: So-called Blue or Democrat-leaning states take in the overwhelming majority of venture capital funding. Among Red, or Republican-leaning states, the only two that stand out as major startup investment hubs are Texas and Utah. ...

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Jamie Burke: The Broken DeFi Hypecycle

by Jamie Burke In this series first posted on Outlier Venture‘s Blog, I propose we are a year into a 5 year-long ‘DeFi Hype Cycle’, likely made up of several mini-cycles, where the aggregate effect is a quadrupling of today’s combined market cap and a doubling of the 2017 $600bn highs based on a sustained ‘mainstreaming’ of the industry. In fact, ...

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Detecting pollution from individual ships from space

(9 November 2020 – ESA) For the first time, scientists, using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are now able to detect nitrogen dioxide plumes from individual ships from space. Maritime transport has a direct impact on air quality in many coastal cities. Commercial ships and vessels burn fuel for energy and emit several types of air pollution as a ...

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Photos: Crew-1 astronauts greeted at Kennedy Space Center

Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialists Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi flew to the Kennedy Space Center on a NASA-chartered private jet Sunday, ready for a final week of training, refresher courses, and some time off before their launch to the International Space Station. The astronauts arrived at the Florida spaceport shortly before 2 p.m. ...

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Audi uses drones to map its new vehicle parking lots

Car manufacturers make so many cars that you could easily get lost in their factories. In fact, even employees of those factories get confused sometimes. But now Audi has a solution –  a specially developed drone system is now used to locate vehicles that are ready for dispatch at the Neckarsulm site. Hexacopter uses GPS and RFID technology to mark ...

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Bitcoin Bull Cynthia Lummis Wins US Senate Seat

Cynthia Lummis. Source: Twitter/@CynthiaMLummis The United States faces a nervous wait to see who has won the country’s general election with results too close to call in many states – but crypto advocates are already celebrating victory, with a known bitcoin (BTC) proponent winning a seat in the Senate. Cynthia Lummis, the Republican Party candidate for Wyoming, “publicly said” on ...

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Cashaa And UNICAS to Open First Crypto-Friendly Bank Branches in India, Transforming UNICAS’ Banks into Crypto Lounges

Well-known cryptocurrency bank Cashaa is teaming up with The United Multistate Credit Co. Operative Society (UNICAS) as part of its India expansion plan. The two companies will soon build the world’s first crypto-friendly financial institution with physical branches and operations globally, starting in India. They plan to transform existing brick-and-mortar UNICAS branches into sleek modernised ‘crypto lounges’. The move will ...

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