Month: May 2021

Gaming retailer GameStop is building an NFT platform on Ethereum

GameStop has quietly unveiled a new web portal for a non-fungible token (NFT) platform. “We are building a team” the page declares, stating: “We welcome exceptional engineers (solidity, react, python), designers, gamers, marketers, and community leaders. If you want to join our team, send your profile or something you’ve built to: nfteam@gamestop.com.” The exact scope of the project …

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Chinese bitcoin miners brace for impact amid regulatory uncertainty

Quick Take China’s State Council made a comment about cracking down on bitcoin trading and mining activities on Friday While the regulatory hammer has yet to drop officially, the suspension has pushed some bitcoin miners to look further afield A comment made in China’s State Council meeting about cracking down on bitcoin trading and mining …

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Elon Musk Says Lightning Network ‘Needed’ to Scale Bitcoin for Now

Elon Musk has jumped into the bitcoin (BTC, +1.36%) scaling debate on Twitter, saying the layer 2 payments Lightning Network is “needed” for now. “Layer count depends on projected bandwidth & compute, both rising rapidly, which means single layer network [e.g. Bitcoin alone] can carry all human transactions in future imo,” the Tesla CEO tweeted Friday. Until then, however, Lightning …

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Instagram is hosting a professional development panel for NFT artists

Instagram is hosting an event for non-fungible token (NFT) creators as part of its inaugural “Creator Week.” The virtual program features a series of invitation-only events to solicit feedback from creators on how the Instagram and Facebook platforms can better support their content. It’s slated to run three days, from June 8-10.  Variety first reported the …

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The liquid hard drive that could store a terabyte of data in a tablespoon of fluid

A liquid hard drive containing a suspension of nanoparticles could be used to store impressive amounts of data: 1 terabyte per tablespoon. This article is from back in 2014 but though I would bring it back to life – could this be a future alternative for storage and crypto currencies – hopefully a shelf life …

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