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Mastercard Welcomes 5 Startups to Blockchain and Digital Asset Program

Mastercard Welcomes 5 Startups to Blockchain and Digital Asset ProgramMastercard’s Start Path Blockchain and Digital Asset program has expanded to include five new startups, aiming to explore innovative uses of blockchain technology. “Digital assets are becoming increasingly mainstream, speeding up commerce with trust and transparency,” Mastercard stated. Mastercard’s Digital Asset Program Expands Payments giant Mastercard announced Wednesday that five startups from around the world […]

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Blockchain gaming investments reached nearly $1B in April

The investment figures come alongside a record high 2.9 million daily unique active wallets (dUAW) for the month.

Blockchain gaming saw investments totaling $988 million in the month of April, the highest since January 2021. The number of daily unique active wallets also reached a record-setting 2.9 million for blockchain gaming. 

DappRadar, in partnership with the Blockchain Gaming Alliance, released its April blockchain gaming report on 17 May. The banner month for the sector accompanies similar trends in the overall decentralized applications (Dapp) market.

According to the report, the recent boon can be attributed to several factors including renewed consumer interest in digital assets within the context of gaming:

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Harvard built hacker-proof quantum network in Boston using existing fiber cable

According to the scientists, the 22-mile distance between nodes is the longest quantum fiber network to date.

Physicists at Harvard University have built what they believe is the world’s longest secure quantum communications network using 22 miles of currently existing fiber-optic cables.

The experiment, published in the scientific journal Nature, connected two functional quantum computer nodes to each other through a strange physical phenomenon called “entanglement.” This allowed them to share data across the 22-mile distance in a paradigm that, according to the laws of physics, is unhackable.

The world is currently embroiled in a technological race to shore up global computer security ahead of “Q Day,” a hypothetical point in the near future when bad actors will have access to quantum computers powerful enough to shred current encryption methods.

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‘We’re just scratching the surface’ of crypto and AI — Microsoft exec

The symbiotic relationship between AI and crypto is still in its nascent stages, according to tech execs.

Microsoft believes that artificial intelligence (AI) is “the defining technology of our time,” and it has been on the cutting edge of both AI research and investment. 

But that doesn’t mean the Seattle-based tech giant isn’t paying close attention to the cryptoverse too, including ways that blockchain technology and AI might one day support each other.

At the recent Cornell Blockchain Conference in New York, Yorke Rhodes, Microsoft’s director for digital transformation, blockchain and cloud supply chain, was asked how the company viewed this possible intersection of technologies.

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Lightspark CEO David Marcus: Lightning Network Will Become the World’s ‘Interoperability Neutral Settlement Layer’

Lightspark CEO David Marcus: Lightning Network Will Become the World’s ‘Interoperability Neutral Settlement Layer’David Marcus, CEO of Lightspark, a company that offers lightning network (LN) related services, has stated that LN will become the “interoperability neutral settlement layer” for the world. Marcus declared that only Bitcoin is “neutral enough” to be implemented as the enabler between national payment systems, granting companies and institutions adopting it an edge for […]

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Erik Voorhees Unveils New AI Platform Promising Privacy and Unfiltered Free Speech

Erik Voorhees Unveils New AI Platform Promising Privacy and Unfiltered Free SpeechErik Voorhees, founder of Shapeshift, has announced the debut of Venice, an artificial intelligence (AI) application that promises enhanced privacy and unrestricted free speech. Unlike mainstream AI services, Venice is designed to operate without the “Orwellian” oversight typical of centralized platforms, offering a truly private and uncensored user experience. New AI on the Block: Venice […]

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Lightning Labs CTO Conducts First Mainnet Multi-Hop Asset Payment via Taproot Asset Channels

Lightning Labs CTO Conducts First Mainnet Multi-Hop Asset Payment via Taproot Asset ChannelsOlaoluwa Osuntokun, co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, recently executed the first successful mainnet multi-hop asset payment using Taproot Asset channels, marking a new development in asset transfer capabilities over the Lightning Network. Asset Transfer Achieved on Lightning Network Using Taproot Channels The transaction, conducted by Osuntokun, involved a multi-hop payment using a digital asset […]

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Bitcoin Cash Prepares Adaptive Blocksize Limit Upgrade, Commits to Network Scaling

Bitcoin Cash Prepares Adaptive Blocksize Limit Upgrade, Commits to Network ScalingBitcoin Cash, the usability-focused Bitcoin hard fork, is preparing to perform a blockchain-wide upgrade slated to happen on May 15th. The upgrade implements the adaptive blocksize limit algorithm, allowing the network to adapt to future increases in demand without having direct input from actors, avoiding the opportunity for social attacks. Bitcoin Cash to Include Adaptative […]

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Warren Buffett compares AI to nukes after seeing deepfake doppelganger

The financial mogul’s commentary came during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

Berkshire Hathaway co-founder Warren Buffett recently sounded off on artificial intelligence (AI) deepfakes and the perpetuation of scammers at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. 

Buffett, the ninth richest person in the world (as of April 2024), has seen his own net worth grow by some $16 billion through the first five months of 2024 alone. During the shareholders meeting held in Omaha, Nebraska he lauded the company’s growth and perseverance despite the November 2023 death of vice chairman Charlie Munger.

However, the commentary quickly turned to AI as the meeting wore on. Speaking during a Q&A session, Buffett said “I don’t know anything about AI but that doesn’t mean I deny its existence or importance or anything of the sort."

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