When asked about his thoughts on young people starting out in the crypto space, whether it be with digital coins or other assets like nonfungible tokens (NFTs), Dell says that “if I was a teenager right now, I’d probably be all over that.”
In fact, he’s personally invested in a few blockchain enabling technologies, the 56-year-old tells CNBC Make It. “I think it’s super interesting. There’s still a lot to be worked out in terms of what the investment looks like, and what type of investment it is for everyone, but I think it’s interesting.”
That goes for his company as well. “We’re helping a lot of customers implement blockchain at sort of the enterprise level,” Dell says.
Imagine a place where you could always stay young, name a city after yourself, or even become the president — sounds like a dream? Well, if not in the real world, such dreams can definitely be fulfilled in the virtual world of a metaverse. The metaverse is believed by some to be the future of the internet, where apart from surfing, people would also be able to enter inside the digital world of the internet, in the form of their avatars.
The advent of AR, blockchain, and VR devices in the last few years has sparked the development of the metaverse. Moreover, the unprecedented growth of highly advanced technologies in the gaming industry, which offer immersive gameplay experiences, not only provides us a glimpse of how the metaverse would look like but also indicates that we are closer than ever to experience a virtual world of our own.
The transaction-based communications system ensures robot teams achieve their goal even if some robots are hacked.
Imagine a team of autonomous drones equipped with advanced sensing equipment, searching for smoke as they fly high above the Sierra Nevada mountains. Once they spot a wildfire, these leader robots relay directions to a swarm of firefighting drones that speed to the site of the blaze.
But what would happen if one or more leader robots was hacked by a malicious agent and began sending incorrect directions? As follower robots are led farther from the fire, how would they know they had been duped?
The use of blockchain technology as a communication tool for a team of robots could provide security and safeguard against deception, according to a study by researchers at MIT and Polytechnic University of Madrid, which was published today in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. The research may also have applications in cities where multirobot systems of self-driving cars are delivering goods and moving people across town.
El Salvador has mined 0.00599179 bitcoin, or about $269, with power harnessed from a volcano.
President Nayib Bukele – who has banked his political future on a nationwide bitcoin experiment – tweeted early Friday morning that this is the country’s maiden voyage into volcano-powered bitcoin mining.
On Tuesday, the president posted a flashy 25-second teaser video, which includes shots of a government-branded shipping container full of bitcoin mining rigs, technicians installing and plugging in ASIC miners, as well as sweeping landscape aerials of an energy factory in the thick of a forest, bordering a volcano.
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What would a world without banks look like? The answer may lie in decentralized finance.
Decentralized finance is an emerging ecosystem of financial applications and protocols built on blockchain technology with programmable capabilities, such as ethereum and solana. The transactions get executed automatically through smart contracts on the blockchain, which includes the agreement of the deal.
“Anyone can actually build businesses on top of these protocols and using them the same way as we can today build an internet business on top of the HTTP IP protocol,” said Stani Kulechov, founder of a DeFi protocol called Aave.
Decentralized finance has captured only 5% of the crypto space, according to CoinGecko, but it has seen massive growth recently. There was $93 billion worth of DeFi assets in the crypto market as of June 2,021 up from $4 billion just three years ago. To be sure, DeFi’s growth has slowed since the summer of 2,020 and regulatory scrutiny from Capitol Hill has spiked over fears of crypto’s checkered past.
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Around $26 million in grant funding has just been made available for scientific research that can improve our understanding and control of human aging thanks to the donations of supporters such as Vitalik Buterin. Will this launch solve aging? The grants, known as Impetus Grants, are specifically designed to have immediate impact. Scientists can request up to $500,000, and decisions will be made within three weeks.
Impetus Grants exemplify the increasing crossover between the blockchain and cryptocurrency communities and the longevity community. The founding donor was Juan Benet of Filecoin, and he was joined by Mt. Gox creator and Stellar co-founder Jed McCaleb. Well known longevity founder and cryptocurrency pioneer Vitalik Buterin has also donated around $5 million dollars worth of Ethereum, a cryptocurrency which he helped to create.
Impetus Grants are a project of The Longevity Apprenticeship managed by Martin Borch Jensen, the chief scientific officer of Gordian Biotechnology. Gordian claims to have created the first in vivo therapeutic screening platform to radically improve drug development for complex diseases of aging.
This style of funding was inspired by COVID-19 Fast Grants, which were designed to be “faster sources of emergency science funding during the pandemic.” The first round of those grants were given out within 48 hours, with the review of subsequent applications happening within two weeks.
Researchers from any field can request funding, as long as their work is relevant to the Impetus Grants mission. Smaller requests are favored so that more projects can be supported. The reviewers have expressed an interest in betting on scientists willing to challenge assumptions and develop new tools and methodologies, even if their hypothesis isn’t strongly supported. The plan is for all intellectual property to remain with the researchers or their university.
In an attempt to ensure that knowledge is gained from all studies, a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal GeroScience will publish both positive and negative results.
According to Jensen, “The work we’ll fund is not for the few. It’s medicine aimed at treating multiple diseases at once. It’s enabling healthcare, rather than relying on sickcare, by attacking the drivers of the diseases, pain, and frailty that afflict everyone.”
Check out our second promo for #transvision #future Summit 2021 (#madrid Oct. 8 — 12), featuring the optional dinner/cocktails we are scheduling, and 2 full-day #tours of several #unescoworldheritage sites and historical places near Madrid: Segovia, Ávila, Monsaterio de El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen on Oct. 11 and Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez & Toledo on Oct. 12. It’s going to be espectacular! You don’t wanna miss those, so get your tickets now! 😊 Get your tickets here -> www.TransVisionMadrid.com.
The event itself will be a lot of fun, so make sure to register to come to Madrid in person, or to watch it via streaming (at a reduced price). There will be talks about #longevity #artificialintelligence #cryonics and much much more.
Promo by Sergio Tarrero for Alianza Futurista as Diamond Sponsor of TransVision Future Summit 2021. Alianza Futurista will also provide live video production, streaming and post production services for this event.
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Spain will host the next global future summit #TransVision on October 8 9 and 10 2021. Humanity+ will be the main international organizer of this international event. Afterwards, during October 11 and 12 we will continue with informal conversations while traveling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Madrid: Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez, Ávila, El Escorial, Segovia y Toledo. Every night will finish with optional cocktails in beautiful places for networking and meeting the participants and speakers.
The topics covered will be very broad, from recent medical advances, to artificial intelligence and robotics. The first keynote speakers will be the world famous Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Grey. Additionally, #TransVision 2021 will feature other keynote presentations, such as those from futurist movement pioneers Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Ben Goertzel and Anders Sandberg, members of Humanity+ and other leading institutions.
#TransVision 2021 collaborates with leading organizations working on futurist concepts such as life extension, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, space travel, human enhancement, blockchain and other future technologies and trends. The first #TransVision conference was held in 1998 in the Netherlands, and since there we have hosted 14 international summits in cities like Berlin, Brussels, Caracas, Chicago, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milano, Paris, Stockholm and Toronto.
#TransVision 2021 will be hosted in the historic Madrid College of Medicine (Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid), and there will be live streaming for those who can’t come in person to beautiful Madrid.
Mastercard has agreed to acquire blockchain analytics start-up CipherTrace, in the latest sign of how major companies are warming to cryptocurrencies.
The payments giant said Thursday it entered into an agreement to buy CipherTrace for an undisclosed amount. Based in Menlo Park, California, CipherTrace develops tools that help businesses and law enforcement root out illicit digital currency transactions. The company’s competitors include New York-based Chainalysis and London start-up Elliptic.
“Digital assets have the potential to reimagine commerce, from everyday acts like paying and getting paid to transforming economies, making them more inclusive and efficient,” Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence at Mastercard, said in a statement. “With the rapid growth of the digital asset ecosystem comes the need to ensure it is trusted and safe.”