21 Sep 2021

Solana’s network crashed this week, but developers say the DeFi altcoin is still on track to succeed as an alternative to ethereum

Michael Wagner has large ambitions for his blockchain-based multiplayer game, Star Atlas. He sees his beta-stage product where players explore outer space eventually morphing into a “metaverse,” and told Insider he wants the user base to expand to “the entire global population.” A game that can support that kind of

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21 Sep 2021

Machine learning at the edge: A hardware and software ecosystem

Read George Anadiotis explain why hardware and software need to work in tandem to deploy machine learning for Edge computing on ZDNet : Edge computing is booming. The idea of taking compute out of the data center, and bringing it as close as possible to where data is generated, is

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21 Sep 2021

Polymath to Launch Blockchain Built for Tokenized Stocks

Security token specialist Polymath announced Monday its institutional-grade blockchain built specifically for regulated assets – Polymesh – will go live next month, with a target launch date of Oct. 13. Announced at Messari’s Mainnet event in New York City, the Polymesh network was designed to iron out the wrinkles encountered when

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21 Sep 2021

NFTs Are the Building Blocks of the Metaverse — Here’s How It’s Being Built

Read Jesse McGraw explain how Non-fungible-Tokens or NFTs are building blocks of The Metaverse on Be In Crypto : Since the onset of the dot com explosion of the mid-90s, the internet as it exists today has existed upon a centralized framework. The metaverse and NFTs are aiming to change

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21 Sep 2021

AI Can Write Code Like Humans—Bugs and All

Some software developers are now letting artificial intelligence help write their code. They’re finding that AI is just as flawed as humans. Last June, GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft that provides tools for hosting and collaborating on code, released a beta version of a program that uses AI to assist programmers.

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20 Sep 2021

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission

On Saturday, four individuals returned to Earth after a three-day space excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The arrival marked the end of the first-ever flight to Earth’s orbit flown entirely by tourists. Passengers included billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, educator and geologist Sian

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17 Sep 2021

This mobile app is helping Afghans navigate Kabul following the Taliban takeover

The crowdsourced news alert app Ehtesab continued their work providing Afghans with critical information after the Taliban entered Kabul last month. The app shows which roads are congested and where outbreaks of violence have been reported. The app reported the twin attacks of suicide bombings at the Hamid Karzai Airport

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14 Sep 2021

DOD Funds HBCUs to Advance Biotechnology and Materials Science Research

Two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been selected to receive a collective $15 million in Defense Department funding to form centers of excellence in biotechnology and materials science. The Pentagon currently views the two topics as near-term priotirites. The two institutions selected are Morgan State University in Baltimore,

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08 Sep 2021

DOJ Seeks Congressional Funding to Implement Policy on Body-Worn Cameras

On September 1, the Justice Department gave a press release in which it cited a commitment to transparency and accountability in the government. The department called for all federal law enforcement agents to be equipped with body-worn cameras. The Justice Department is now calling on Congress to fund the move,

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07 Sep 2021

Bitcoin Will Soon be ‘Legal Tender’ in El Salvador – Here’s What that Means

Starting today, El Salvador has become the first country to make bitcoin legal tender. The government is taking the program a step further by giving $30 USD in free bitcoins to citizens who sign up for its national digital wallet, known as Chivo. Foreigners who invest three bitcoins in the

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