Day: August 2, 2020

Microsoft says CEO Satya Nadella has talked to Trump about buying TikTok

In a blog post Sunday, Microsoft said it was “prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” following a conversation between its CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump. It’s the first time the company has confirmed reports it was in talks to acquire the video sharing platform. “Microsoft fully …

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A General Strategy on How to Select a Crypto Fund, Part 1

Digital assets, as a new asset class, exhibit interesting characteristics that could benefit a diversified portfolio of traditional assets. There are, however, many ways to get exposed to digital assets — passive investment, actively managed, short or long term investing, etc. — and with over 800 funds of all sizes, ranging from passive index to …

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A $13,000 electric car will go on sale in the US by late 2020

Kandi America You’ll soon have the opportunity to buy a brand new electric car under $15,000 in the US — if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices. TechCrunch reports that Chinese automaker Kandi plans to launch two low-priced EVs in the US by the end of 2020, headlined by the tiny K27 (shown above). …

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Triple-Entry Bookkeeping: How Satoshi Nakamoto Solved the Byzantine Generals’ Problem

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto essentially solved the infamous computational issue called the “Byzantine generals’ problem” or the “Byzantine Fault.” Throughout the history of man, people used ledgers to record economic transactions and property ownership. A ledger is often referred to as the “principal book,” and entries can be recorded in stone, parchment, wood, metal, and …

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After a splendid flight test, NASA now has a new ride to space

Crew Dragon nears splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Bill Inglalls/NASA And it hits the water Bill Inglalls/NASA An image of the parachutes falling into the water. NASA Private boats clustered around the landing. This will need to be addressed in future Crew Dragon returns. NASA NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas …

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Brazil Supreme Court orders Facebook to block accounts of several Bolsonaro allies

Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, BBC News reported. Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the 12 accounts blocked back in May, as they are under investigation for allegedly spreading false news about judges in the country. A Supreme Court judge said Friday that Facebook had not fully …

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Crypto Long & Short: Does Decentralization Create Value or Destroy It?

To Bitcoin (BTC) proponents, the world’s need for a decentralized form of money is more apparent than ever, as challenges mount to government monopolies on money-printing and military force, from the U.S. to Uganda.  It’s possible that this vision is attracting new investors into crypto, but this week’s price surge (notwithstanding the sudden bitcoin price whiplash at …

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Visit The Coldest Place On Earth With Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Antarctic VR Experience

A new interactive 360 experience offers a glimpse into the lives of researchers working in Antarctica. In 1955, Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, led a group of researchers called the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition team into Earth’s coldest continent, where the Austral summer temperatures are consistently below 0° C (32 °F), and …

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Bitcoin Drama, Ether Rally, Teen Held Over Twitter Hack: Hodler’s Digest, July 27–Aug. 2

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin rallies 13% to break through $11,000 After weeks of …

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SpaceX lands NASA astronauts in the ocean for the first time in decades

By Eric Ralph Posted on August 2, 2020 SpaceX has successfully landed NASA astronauts in the ocean for the first time in almost half a century, completing the most important mission in the company’s history and setting it up for an imminent operational launch debut. Roughly 19 hours after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug …

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