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Jul 9, 2021

Scientist Invents Toilet That Turns Poop Into Green Energy

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, energy, sustainability, transportation

The toilet could turn roughly a pound of solid human waste, the average amount a human poops in a day, into an impressive 50 liters of methane gas, according to Cho. That means it can generate half a kilowatt hour of electricity, enough to drive an electric car for three quarters of a mile.

And because its 2021 — a day and age in which nothing is safe from the world of cryptocurrencies — Cho came up with a virtual currency called Ggool, or “honey” in Korean. Every use of the toilet scores you 10 Ggool per day, which can be used to buy stuff on the university’s campus.

“I had only ever thought that feces are dirty, but now it is a treasure of great value to me,” a postgraduate student Heo Hui-jin who’s both earned and spent Ggool, told Reuters. “I even talk about feces during mealtimes to think about buying any book I want.”

Jun 25, 2021

Crackonosh virus mined $2 million of Monero from 222,000 hacked computers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

A malware called Crackonosh infected 222000 PCs in order to mine $2 million worth of Monero cryptocurrency.

Jun 24, 2021

South African brothers disappear with $3.6B in bitcoin in alleged heist

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, finance, law

Two brothers in South Africa have disappeared along with $3.6 billion worth of bitcoin that was housed on their cryptocurrency investment platform, according to a Cape Town law firm hired by investors to investigate the alleged heist.

The law firm, Hanekom Attorneys, said it has reported the incident to the Hawks, an elite unit of South Africa’s national police force. Hanekom has also reported the matter to South African financial regulators and crypto exchanges around the world.

The brothers, Ameer and Raees Cajee, set up their crypto investment service, Africrypt, in 2019.

Jun 22, 2021

The Pentagon Just COPIED SpaceX and Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, Elon Musk, internet, military, robotics/AI, satellites

Fast transport of equipment and personnel using rockets similar to that of SpaceX.

Travelling through space will be far faster than atmospheric flight.

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Jun 21, 2021

AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Card Prices Returning To Normal As GPU Supply & Availability Continues To Improve

Posted by in categories: computing, cryptocurrencies

AMD & NVIDIA graphics card prices are showing signs of recovery with improves supply & availability as we enter the third quarter of 2021.


AMD & NVIDIA graphics card prices are showing signs of recovery as we enter the third quarter of 2021. Based on 3DCenter’s latest report, it looks like the worst is over and GPU supply is returning to normal as seen on various European retailers.

AMD & NVIDIA Graphics Card Prices Returning To Normal As GPU Market Shows Signs of Recovery, Availability and Supply Improving Too

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Jun 19, 2021

Man invests $20 in obscure cryptocurrency, becomes trillionaire overnight, at least temporarily

Posted by in category: cryptocurrencies

Sadly for Chris Williamson, he is unable to withdraw his $1.4-trillion fortune. He believes his newfound wealth was due to a glitch in the Coinbase system.

Jun 18, 2021

How scientists are embracing NFTs

Posted by in category: cryptocurrencies

The arguments over NFTs in science are similarly heated, with some saying they provide an incentive to showcase science to the public; a new method of fundraising; and even a way for people to earn royalties when pharmaceutical companies buy access to their genomic data. Others say that NFTs — which operate in a similar way to digital cryptocurrencies — are just needless energy pouring into a market bubble that’s sure to burst.


Is a trend of auctioning non-fungible tokens based on scientific data a fascinating art fad, an environmental disaster or the future of monetized genomics?

Jun 18, 2021

Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike Novogratzs Galaxy Digital

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

Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital.


The bank has begun trading bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital, the crypto merchant bank founded by Mike Novogratz, CNBC has learned.

The trades represent the first time that Goldman has used a digital assets firm as a counterparty since the investment bank set up its cryptocurrency desk last month, according to Galaxy co-president Damien Vanderwilt.

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Jun 16, 2021

Panama to Present Crypto-Related Bill in July

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, law

Following El Salvador, opposition politician Gabriel Silva says he is seeking consensus to make cryptocurrency legal tender in Panama.

Jun 9, 2021

Interactive Brokers will offer crypto trading by the end of the summer

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Elon Musk

Interactive Brokers — seen as the e-broker with some of the most sophisticated clientele — is slated to start trading cryptocurrencies on its platform in the coming months.

“Customers certainly are asking for [crypto trading] and we expect to be ready to offer it to them by the end of the summer,” Interactive Brokers Chairman and CEO Thomas Peterffy said Wednesday at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange & FinTech Conference.

Investors, both retail and institutional, have poured into bitcoin and other digital assets in 2021. Bitcoin’s price has soared to above $34000 from the $9000 in June of 2020. The price of bitcoin has experienced wild volatility recently due to headlines on a China crackdown, Elon Musk and investors taking excessive risk.

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