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Oct 7, 2018

Ric Edelman: Bitcoin will be an asset class

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics, finance, government, innovation

Kudos to WallStreet analyst and advisor, Ric Edelman. He drank the Kool-Aid, he understands a profound sea change, and he sees the ducks starting to line up.

Check out the clearly articulated interview, below, with Bob Pisani at the New York Stock Exchange and legendary Wall Street advisor, Ric Edelman, (Not my term…That’s what CNBC anchor, Melissa Lee, calls him). Read between the lines, especially the last words in the video, below.

Ric Edleman has just joined Bitwise as both investor and advisor. This lends credibility and gravitas to the organization that created the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund. Bitwise benefits from Edelman’s affiliation, because the US has been slow (some would say “cautious”) in recognizing the facts on the ground: Cryptocurrency is already an asset class.

Edelman fully embraces a strong future for Bitcoin—not just as a currency or payment instrument, but as a legal and recognized asset class; one that is at the starting line of a wide open racetrack. He explains that the SEC sets a high bar for offering a Bitcoin ETF, but that this will be achieved. It will pave the way for large institutions, pension funds, etc to allocate a portion of money under management for blockchain products.

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Oct 7, 2018

Saving the Planet One Modified Gene At a Time

Posted by in category: futurism

Throughout history, our species have come against great challenges which ultimately determined whether we survived or not. So far, we’ve made it to nearly the start of the third decade of the 21st century. And yet, even greater challenges stand before us today, forcing us, once again, to fight for our very existence.

Grand challenges stand before us that will ultimately determine whether we, as a species, will survive. With the help of science and technology, there may just be hope yet!

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Oct 7, 2018

Japan Set to Approve Controversial Gene Editing of Human Embryos

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Japan’s draft guidelines for a proposal to begin editing genes found in human embryos was recently announced. The decision has some scientists concerned.

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Oct 7, 2018

“This is some of the most important innovation to improve Bitcoin resilience and censorship resistance” -@remyers_ @SamouraiWallet announce #TxTenna at #HCCP18!

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, innovation

Visit tomorrow to download the app. Watch the full presentation:

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Oct 7, 2018

Hyperloop company unveils its full-scale 750-mph ‘passenger capsule’

Posted by in category: transportation

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies showcased the first full-scale Hyperloop capsule, named ‘Quintero One.’ USA TODAY.

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Oct 7, 2018

Watch SpaceX attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast for the first time

Posted by in categories: drones, space travel

This evening, SpaceX is set to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket from California, a flight that will be followed by one of the company’s signature rocket landings. But this time around, SpaceX will attempt to land the vehicle on a concrete landing pad near the launch site — not a drone ship in the ocean. If successful, it’ll be the first time that the company does a ground landing on the West Coast.

Up until now, all of SpaceX’s ground landings have occurred out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the company’s busiest launch site. SpaceX has two landing pads there, and has managed to touch down 11 Falcon 9 rockets on them. And each time the company has attempted to land on land, it’s been a success.

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Oct 7, 2018

Elon Musk Is Making Good on His Promise to Pay for Flint’s Clean Water

Posted by in category: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has had his fair share of questionable headlines recently, but it looks like he’s still out to do a little good in this world. In the midst of July’s rush to save the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave, Musk stated that he wanted to do something about the water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. Now, according to a tweet made by Flint Community Schools, he’s making good on his promises.

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Oct 7, 2018

How Blockchain Technology Can Accelerate Stem Cell Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin

While still in its infancy, there is tremendous potential for stem cell technology to improve the quality of life for many. Blockchain technology can help accelerate this process.

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Oct 7, 2018

Astronomers Are Getting Excited Over Ghostly Traces of a Massive Cosmic Explosion

Posted by in categories: law, space

A comparison of surveys taken of the sky years apart has revealed an empty space where a star 280 million light years away once sat.

Coded FIRST J1419+3940, records of the object hint at what would have been a violent death. Curiously, no trace of its final explosive moments can be found – but this ghostly silence has only made astronomers all the more excited.

“We compared images from old maps of the sky and found one radio source that was no longer visible today in the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS),” says astronomer Casey Law from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Oct 7, 2018

AI Is Kicking Space Exploration into Hyperdrive—Here’s How

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Artificial intelligence in space exploration is gathering momentum. Over the coming years, new missions look likely to be turbo-charged by AI as we voyage to comets, moons, and planets and explore the possibilities of mining asteroids.

“AI is already a game-changer that has made scientific research and exploration much more efficient. We are not just talking about a doubling but about a multiple of ten,” Leopold Summerer, Head of the Advanced Concepts and Studies Office at ESA, said in an interview with Singularity Hub.

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