Daily Archives: 26.03.2021

DeFi – CeFi Convergence & ‘Explosive’ Growth Are Coming – BIS Summit Panel

Source: Adobe / Wootipong Decentralized finance (DeFi) and centralized finance (CeFi) are heading towards convergence as we are entering a period of rapid development for DeFi applications worldwide, according to the participants of a panel discussion at this year’s BIS Innovation Summit, an event hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The panel, entitled ‘CeFi to DeFi: can global ...

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Irish Ferries launches new Dover-Calais route

ICG’s Irish Ferries launches new route from Dover to Calais Shares in Irish Ferries, which is owned by Irish Continental Group, sailed higher in Dublin today after it said it will  start a new service on the Dover to Calais route from June. Irish Ferries said it will use the Isle of Inishmore ferry on the route. It said that additional ...

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Exoskeleton with eyes and AI – scientists are developing special robotic legs for disabled people (Video)

A University of Waterloo research project called ExoNet is developing a special exoskeleton, which is capable of thinking and making decisions based on its environment. This kind of technology one day could help paralyzed people walk again. Exoskeletons could one day allow paralyzed people to walk independently again, but they need to be smart. Image credit: University of Waterloo You ...

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Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sells for $2.9m as an NFT

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has sold his first ever tweet as a non-fungible token (NFT) after a two week bidding war for $2.9 million (£2.1m). NFTs are a technology which allow for the creation of digital scarcity through blockchain verification, and they have been exploding in popularity in 2021. Digital artist Beeple recently sold a combined collection of ...

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Soyuz launch adds 36 satellites to OneWeb’s global internet network

A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome on the fifth mission to deliver OneWeb satellites to orbit. Credit: Roscosmos A Soyuz rocket took off from a cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East and deployed 36 Florida-built OneWeb internet satellites into orbit Thursday. Another batch of OneWeb satellites will launch next month, continuing the build-out of a planned fleet of ...

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A Very Powerful Solar Storm Hit the Earth Back in 1582

“A great fire appeared in the sky to the North, and lasted three nights,” wrote a Portuguese scribe in early March, 1582. Across the globe in feudal Japan, observers in Kyoto noted the same fiery red display in their skies too. Similar accounts of strange nighttime lights were recorded in Leipzig, Germany; Yecheon, South Korea; and a dozen other cities ...

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Ulster Bank hit with record €38m Central Bank fine

The Ulster Bank fine of €37.774m is the largest ever levied against any firm by the Central Bank The Central Bank has fined Ulster Bank Ireland almost €38m for dozens of regulatory breaches in its handling of its tracker mortgage customers. The fine of €37.774m is the largest ever levied against any firm by the regulator. During its enforcement investigation, the Central ...

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