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Carnival of Space 561

By | 2018-05-14T06:27:20+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: blockchain|Tags: , |

1. Universe Today - How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet? 2. Universe Today - Breathing Lunar Dust Could Give Astronauts Bronchitis and Even Lung Cancer 3. Universe Today - China is Working on Their Own Reusable Rocket: the First Stage of the Long March-8, Which Could Launch in 2021 4. Wall Street [...]

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BMW piloting blocking tracking of mileage for leased cars

By | 2018-05-08T14:52:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: altcoins, blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, ico, world|Tags: , , , |

BMW is piloting a blockchain platform to track mileage in leased vehicles through its startup innovation program. The effort is being carried out in partnership with blockchain startup DOVU - one of five startups to work with BMW Group UK as part of the company's Innovation Lab, first unveiled back in February. Specifically, DOVU developed a [...]

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Planetary Resources may use blockchain for space mining rights and funding

By | 2018-05-04T23:34:08+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, cryptocurrency, ico|Tags: , , |

A delay in funding from February 2018 forced Planetary Resources to lay off some of its 70 employees. Planetary Resources had planned on using several small spacecraft, launched as secondary payloads in 2020, fly to near-Earth asteroids to measure their water content. The funding issue will delay that mission. Planetary Resources is reconsidering its reliance on [...]

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NASA funds blockchain tech to improve space communication

By | 2018-05-03T02:41:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: blockchain, world|Tags: , , , |

NASA awarded a grant of $330,000 USD to the University of Akron towards the research of blockchain technology to improve space communication. Researchers at the university are developing a Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP) for space exploration. They will use blockchain to design a secure and decentralized infrastructure for processing the massive data for space [...]

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Accelerating Financial Services for the poor with Blockchain and tiered know your customer

By | 2018-04-13T16:52:18+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech, world|Tags: , , , |

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have the Level One project to use Digital financial services (including blockchain for identification) for financial services for the world's poor. Digital financial services (DFS) are among the quickest and most effective ways of turning millions of unbanked citizens into formal financial customers. For the first time in history, digital [...]

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Blockchain based Wi-fi network raising up to $25 million in ICO

By | 2018-04-05T01:22:59+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, ico|Tags: , , |

World Wi-Fi is a company based in Singapore that is having an ICO to build a global Wi-Fi network. They are raising funds to build a network which will be based on privately owned routers. Most of the routers will be residential. Owners of private routers may offer free Internet access and earn cryptocurrency through Internet [...]

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Corda blockchain operating system for financial markets

By | 2018-04-04T01:02:35+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: blockchain, fintech|Tags: , , , , |

R3 is developing a blockchain-platformed operating system called Corda. A 100-plus member consortium of banks, regulators and technology partners (Oracle, Accenture and more) are developing Corda and are led by blockchain tech start-up R3 CEV. Corda is a distributed ledger platform designed specifically for financial services. Launched in September 2015, R3 was born out of a [...]

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