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Dec 2, 2021

Virtual Land in the Metaverse Is Selling for Millions of Dollars

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People and companies are betting on life becoming more digitized and the much-hyped, little-understood metaverse taking off; virtual land is becoming as much of an investment as physical land, and if current trends continue, may stand to give early adopters a huge payout. Metaverse Group chose its plot of land very intentionally, and knows exactly what use it will be put to; located in Decentraland’s Fashion Street district, the space will be used “to facilitate fashion shows and commerce within the exploding digital fashion industry.”

Let’s back up a bit. Decentraland is a decentralized virtual world built on the Ethereum blockchain, with “decentralized” obviously being the key word and the platform’s big differentiator. “The people who use Decentraland own Decentraland,” Dave Carr, communications lead for the platform, told Euronews Next. “We have a decentralized autonomous organization in which people can submit proposals and vote on proposals submitted by others. And this effectively determines the future direction of Decentraland.”

Facebook, now Meta, aims to rule the metaverse of the future, but it seems likely that people will gravitate towards platforms like Decentraland precisely because they’re not owned or controlled by a centralized authority. Facebook hasn’t done a great job of earning its users’ trust, and it could take a long time for the company to turn consumer sentiment around. Meanwhile, Decentraland’s emphasis on autonomy and the lack of a single powerful decision-maker may be just what virtual world enthusiasts are looking for.

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Nov 30, 2021

Crypto Stamp Crashes Swiss Post’s Online Store With Launch Day Demand

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Unexpectedly high demand for Switzerland’s first crypto stamp has created headaches for the national postal service. Swiss Post announced it had to deal with technical issues when numerous orders hit its online shop all at once on the day the innovative offering was made available.

Demand for First Crypto Stamp Overwhelms Swiss Post’s Online Store

Swiss Post announced the “crypto stamp” initiative in September when it was presented as an attempt to “bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds in philately.” The state-owned company joined forces with blockchain services provider Inacta to produce the stamp, a first of a kind for the Alpine nation.

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Nov 28, 2021

Rogue Miners Are Using Google Cloud Servers to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode, energy

Google’s cybersecurity team warns that this is neither the first nor the last time.

Cryptomining is a very energy-intensive process with analysis by the University of Cambridge showing that Bitcoin consumes more electricity than the entire country of Argentina. Now, Google has released a new report stating that malicious cryptocurrency miners are using hacked Google Cloud accounts for mining purposes.

The report is called “Threat Horizons” and it aims to help organizations keep their cloud environments secure.

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Nov 27, 2021

Akon Announces Launch Of AKOIN Cryptocurrency Mastercard

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Back in April, it was reported that Akon planned to build a futuristic “Akon City” in Uganda. Along with Akon City, Akon launched AKOIN, his very own cryptocurrency.

According to the AKOIN website, which includes Akon City details and explains how it fits into the “I’m So Paid” singer’s efforts to bring resources and technological opportunities to Africa, AKOIN is “a cryptocurrency powered by a blockchain based eco-system of tools and services designed for entrepreneurs in the rising economies of Africa.”

Nov 24, 2021

Why We’re Making the Grace Humanoid Eldercare Robot: Response to Russell Brand

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, government, health, robotics/AI, singularity

Sooo… the inimitable Russell Brand posted a video a few weeks ago saying some amusing but largeuly inaccurate and misleading things about the Grace humanoid eldercare robot we’re making in our Awakening Health project (

Russell’s video is here:

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Nov 22, 2021

El Salvador President Announces “Bitcoin City” Tax Haven

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A value added tax, however, will take care of city services and infrastructure, which alone would cost 300,000 in Bitcoin or approximately $17 billion.

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Nov 22, 2021

Web 3.0: The New Internet Is About to Arrive

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It’s a web of endless possibilities, but there’s a chance we might find ourselves interwoven in the same old web of Big Tech.

The emergence of blockchain-based technologies such as cryptocurrency, NFTs, metaverse, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology, etc is being seen as the herald of a new era of the internet — a more transparent and open version of the web that would be collectively controlled by users, instead of tech giants like Google and Facebook.

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Nov 21, 2021

Top Smart Contract Altcoin Sees 50% Price Spike After Announcing Partnership With Artificial Intelligence Firm

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, robotics/AI

The price of decentralized blockchain network Algorand (ALGO) surged after the announcement of a new strategic partnership with a real estate firm powered by artificial intelligence.

In a press release, the Algorand Foundation says it’s joining forces with Lofty AI to create a marketplace for investment in tokenized real estate.

Nov 17, 2021

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dr. Ben Goertzel with Philip K. Dick at the Web Summit 2019

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, information science, internet, robotics/AI, singularity

Dr. Ben Goertzel with Philip K. Dick at the Web Summit in Lisbon 2019.

Ben showcases the use of OpenCog within the SingularityNET enviroment which is powering the AI of the Philip K. Dick Robot.

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Nov 17, 2021

Elon Musk’s Revolutionary NEW School Revealed!

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, education, Elon Musk, media & arts, robotics/AI, space travel

Ad Astra School is the experimental school that Elon Musk started in one of SpaceX’s factories to give an education to his own children and selected children of SpaceX employees. The future of work will require a set of skills that are not taught in schools today. The future of work will involve robots and Artificial Intelligence collaborating with humans. The Astra Nova School’s pillars include caring about community, focusing on student experiences, and sharing the work they do with the world.
Here students learn about simulations, case studies, fabrication and design projects, labs, and corporate collaboration. In general, school systems are rigid. They are more system-centric than student-centric. Astra Nova is changing that by creating a philosophy of student centricity, a value for individual abilities, praising curiosity, and encouraging problem-solving and critical thinking.
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