Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

Deep space dial-up: How NASA speeds up its interplanetary communications

(video link) On November 26, 2018 at 2:52:59 ET, NASA did it again—the agency’s InSight probe successfully landed on Mars after an entry, descent, and landing maneuver later dubbed “six and a half minutes of terror.” The moniker fits because NASA engineers couldn’t know right away whether the spacecraft had made it safely down to the surface because of the ...

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Kroger expands ban on Visa credit cards to Smith's Food & Drug stores in 7 states

Kroger, which last year banned Visa cards in its Food Co. stores, is expanding its ban to Smith's Food & Drug Stores in seven states.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Op Ed Defining Decentralization How Ambiguity Continues to Divide Crypto

n nn nn There are many keywords in blockchain, but few spark as much emotion as decentralization. For many of us, it was the dream of decentralization that inspired us to embark into the industry in the first place the driving force encouraging us to explore the many industries and practice areas that could be positively impacted by this technology.To ...

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IMF Recommends Immediate Action on Malta’s AML and CFT Supervision

The IMF called for “urgent action” to address shortcomings in Malta’s AML and CFT regulation Cointelegraph.com News

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P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

The peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a dramatic increase in Iranian and Indonesian trade activity, with both markets posting triple-digit volume gains in recent weeks. Localbitcoins volume has also surged in select Latin American markets this past week, with the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Venezuela posting some of their strongest trade on record. Also Read: Auction of Seized Bitcoin Draws ...

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TRON VibraVid: John McAfee Gets Behind TRON’s Upcoming Platform

The cryptocurrency world is noticing TRON. The blockchain network is developing a host of new legitimate platforms on its protocol. Now, notorious crypto enthusiast, John McAfee, loves one of the latest: TRON’s VibraVid platform. TRON’s VibraVid and Further Protocol Developments One of TRON’s most anticipated projects is BitTorrent Speed (expected in Q2 according to the website). Its purpose, as detailed on the website, ...

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Report Claims That Sextortionists Absconded With Over $300,000 in Crypto in 2018

n nn nn Most cyberattacks in the crypto space involve hackers finding a way around the security of crypto exchange platforms and gaining access to users funds. Last year saw the entry of a new breed of cyber extortionists that seems to be gaining ground, so much so that they were able to steal over $ 300,000 in bitcoin BTC ...

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Binance Research: JPM Coin Unlikely to Directly Compete With Ripple’s XRP, for Now

Binance Research argues that the implications of JPMorgan Chase’s JPM Coin for the public stablecoin market will be minimal in the near-term. Cointelegraph.com News

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