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Interview with Pavel Tanasyuk, the founder of Spacebit

Pavel Tanasyuk is the founder & CEO of spacecraft manufacturer Spacebit and the founder of the BlockVerify platform for tracking counterfeit products using blockchain technology. In September 2019, Spacebit signed a contract with Astrobotic Technology Inc. to send the exploration rover Asagumo to the Moon in July 2021, using the launch vehicle Vulcan Centaur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape ...

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The Human Rights Foundation Is Now Funding Bitcoin Privacy Development, Starting With CoinSwap

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) was already promoting Bitcoin’s privacy features. Now, it will also fund the development of them. HRF, the New York-based nonprofit that promotes and protects human rights globally, has launched a fund to support Bitcoin developers who make the Bitcoin network more private, decentralized and resilient. The first grant, worth close to $50,000, has been gifted ...

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ION, Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity System, Launches Beta On Bitcoin Mainnet

ION, a Microsoft-led decentralized identity system built on top of Bitcoin, has officially been moved to beta on Bitcoin’s mainnet today. The news was shared in a release by Casa, a Bitcoin self-custody provider and project collaborator. First announced in May 2019, the Layer 2 network features its own node structure and is being built as an open-source project. As ...

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Emphasizing User Friendliness With Sovereignty, Casa Launches Free Wallet

Today, Bitcoin custody solution provider Casa has launched a free wallet service aimed at new users. This app provides a retooled version of the basic wallet it offers its members, designed to be simple to use but without all of the premium services included in Casa’s more advanced products. “We’re excited about launching a free and simple bitcoin wallet that ...

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With Rising Interest in Plan B Services, River Financial Raises $5.7 Million

River Financial, a Bitcoin-based financial institution, has reported average monthly volume increases of 80 percent, a doubling of clients each month since January 2020 and has recently closed a $5.7 million seed round to continue development of its suite of bitcoin financial services. It partly attributes this growth to the unbridled economic stimulation efforts undertaken by central banks this year. ...

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OKCoin, BitMEX Operator Grant $150,000 to Core Developer Amiti Uttarwar

As the saying goes: when it rains, it pours. And lately, the Bitcoin Core development community appears to be experiencing a welcomed shower. Today, cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin and HDR Global Trading Limited, which operates the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, announced a $150,000 grant for Core developer Amiti Uttarwar. The donation follows similar gifts from both donors, as well as others, that ...

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US Space Force logs another cost increase for Raytheon’s next-generation GPS ground station

The GPS III Space Vehicle 01 is shown at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III processing facility. Raytheon is developing the ground stations for the new GPS satellites under the Operational Control Segment program. (Lockheed Martin) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force will pay $378 million to replace the computer hardware in Raytheon’s troubled Operational Control System after the original provider was ...

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Boeing’s Starliner ‘Calypso’ Returns to KSC Following Orbital Flight Test

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule from the recent Orbital Flight Test, inside the company’s C3PF processing facility at Kennedy Space Center on Jan 15, 2020, fresh back from New Mexico where the spacecraft landed on Dec 22, 2019. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew capsule which recently flew the Orbital Flight Test mission for NASA is now back ...

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Weather Forces SpaceX to Push In-Flight Abort to NET Sunday

Crew Dragon atop Falcon 9 for the In-Flight Abort Test. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com UPDATE – NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 8 a.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 19, for launch. The abort test has a six-hour launch window. Teams are standing down from today’s launch attempt due to poor splashdown and recovery weather. For tomorrow’s launch attempt, meteorologists with ...

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