Archive for the ‘blockchains’ category

Jun 9, 2023

Scientists propose quantum proof-of-work consensus for blockchain

Posted by in categories: blockchains, computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Boson sampling was once considered a problem looking for a solution. Now, it might be the bridge that brings quantum computing to the blockchain.

May 27, 2023

OpenAI’s Sam Altman raises $115 million for Worldcoin crypto project

Posted by in categories: blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robotics/AI

May 25 (Reuters) — OpenAI Chief Executive Sam Altman has raised $115 million in a Series C funding round led by Blockchain Capital for a cryptocurrency project he co-founded.

The project, Worldcoin, aims to distribute a crypto token to people “just for being a unique individual”. The project uses a device to scan irises to confirm their identity, after which they are given the tokens for free.

Worldcoin has faced criticism for perceived privacy risks. In response to Altman’s tweet introducing the project in 2021, former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tweeted, “Don’t catalogue eyeballs”.

May 24, 2023

Solana blockchain integrates ChatGPT plugin, launches AI accelerator

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Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko says that AI and the ChatGPT plugin will make the Solana blockchain more usable and understandable.

May 9, 2023

What is Web3 and how could it change the internet?

Posted by in categories: blockchains, economics, internet

Web3 is a “decentralized web ecosystem” in which users retain their data. Blockchain-based, it would usher in the era of the “token economy”, say experts.

Apr 28, 2023

Stanford team shines light on cryptocurrency, designs photonic circuits to save energy

Posted by in categories: blockchains, computing, cryptocurrencies, space travel

Cryptocurrency mining is only accessible to those with access to highly discounted energy. The newly-developed low-energy chips will make it possible for everyone to participate in mining profitably.

If you were to ask anyone their feelings about cryptocurrency in 2020, chances are they would respond along the lines of “to the moon”(Crypto investors often use the phrase when they believe that certain cryptocurrencies will rise significantly in price). However, a year later, those sentiments seemed to have jaded. A sense of negativity — FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt), as crypto-sympathizers would call it — seemed rife.

Stanford University.

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Apr 16, 2023

Web2’s Lesson for AI: Decentralize to Protect Humanity

Posted by in categories: blockchains, governance, robotics/AI

In order to prevent the potentially destructive impact of AI on humanity, we need open-source innovation and collective governance that is possible through blockchain protocols and Web3, rather than the monopoly defaulting structure of Web2, according to Michael Casey, CoinDesk’s chief content officer.

Apr 12, 2023

What It’ll Take To Upload Our Brains To A Computer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, blockchains, computing, Elon Musk, ethics, life extension, neuroscience

As long as people have been alive, they’ve wanted to stay alive. But unlike finding the fountain of youth or becoming a vampire, uploading your brain to a computer or the cloud might actually be possible. Theoretically, we already know how to do it, and Elon Musk is even trying a brain implant with Neuralink. But technically, we have a long way to go. We explain the main technological advancements that we’ll need to make whole brain emulation a reality.

Why We Still Don’t Have Smart Contact Lenses.

Why We Still Haven’t Cloned Humans — It’s Not Just Ethics.

How Blockchain And Remote Monitoring Can Improve The Healthcare Experience.

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Mar 26, 2023

Avalanche wants to digitize all of the world’s assets on the blockchain

Posted by in categories: blockchains, futurism

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, a podcast that interviews newsmakers in crypto to better understand the tech behind the hype and the people working to build a decentralized future.

For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Emin Gün Sirer, the founder and CEO of Ava Labs.

Ava Labs has raised a total of about $640 million, according to Crunchbase, and is backed by firms like a16z and Polychain Capital. In recent months, Ava Labs has announced a number of partnerships with major brands and companies, like Amazon Web Services, which TechCrunch covered exclusively.

Mar 14, 2023

Meta lead engineer announces end of NFTs on Instagram and Facebook

Posted by in categories: blockchains, internet

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg’s company is winding down its metaverse dreams.

Amid the crypto slump, Meta has announced it would be parting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platforms less than a year after launch.

Stephane Kasriel, the Commerce and FinTech lead at Meta said in a Twitter thread that the company will be “winding down” on digital collectibles, specifically NFTs, for now, and focus on other ways to support creators. Digital collectibles like NFTs were one of the pillars of the company’s pitch for a ‘metaverse’-based future of the internet.

Mar 2, 2023

Inside SingularityNET | October 2022

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

This is a recording of the SingularityNET Ecosystem leaders meeting, which was recorded on Monday, October 31st, 2022, including updates on projects progress, exciting news, and discussions around key initiatives.

SingularityNET is a decentralized marketplace for artificial intelligence. We aim to create the world’s global brain with a full-stack AI solution powered by a decentralized protocol.

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