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Oct 15, 2021

US links $5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cybercrime/malcode, finance

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has identified roughly $5.2 billion worth of outgoing Bitcoin transactions likely tied to the top 10 most commonly reported ransomware variants.

FinCEN identified 177 CVC (convertible virtual currency) wallet addresses used for ransomware-related payments after analyzing 2,184 SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports) filed between January 1 2011, and June 30 2021, and reflecting $1.56 billion in suspicious activity.

Based on blockchain analysis of transactions tied to the 177 CVC wallets, FinCEN identified roughly $5.2 billion in outgoing BTC transactions potentially tied to ransomware payments.

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Oct 15, 2021

Turns Out, There Is a Way to Nuke a Dangerous Asteroid As a Last Resort

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, military, space

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a new simulation showing that we could use nuclear weapons to protect the planet from certain types of dangerous asteroids.
Links:
https://www.llnl.gov/news/late-time-small-body-disruptions-can-protect-earth.
https://wci.llnl.gov/simulation/computer-codes/spheral.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0094576521003921
https://dart.jhuapl.edu/

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Oct 15, 2021

Michael Dell started a billion-dollar tech company in his dorm room —if he was a teen today, ‘I’d be all over’ crypto

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, space

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.

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Oct 7, 2021

The Metaverse is Taking Over the Physical World

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, bitcoin, internet, virtual reality

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.

Oct 6, 2021

Bitcoin is too large to ignore and its just getting started

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Kitco News’ general-interest stories takes a look at what is making headlines in the marketplace and how that is impacting precious metals prices.

Oct 5, 2021

Blockchain technology could provide secure communications for robot teams

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cybercrime/malcode, drones, robotics/AI

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?

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Oct 1, 2021

El Salvador has just started mining bitcoin using the energy from volcanoes

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, energy, government

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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Sep 28, 2021

Tiny Balls Turn Into Artificial Cells Able to Mimic Life Functions

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, space

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the creation of first ever artificial cell mimics.
Links:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22263-3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_cell.
Sacanna Lab 0 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6gTHX182dXtgzywm7Bl2w/videos.

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Sep 19, 2021

Crypto’s Next Big Thing: Decentralized Finance Takes On Wall Street

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, cryptocurrencies, finance, internet, space

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.

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Sep 13, 2021

$26 Million to Solve Aging? Crypto-boosted Impetus Grants Launch!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Crypto currency, fast grants, publishing sucess and failures, intellectual property, all good.


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.

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