Day: January 13, 2021

OCC Chief Brian Brooks Is Stepping Down Thursday

Brian Brooks, who was named the temporary head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last summer, made the announcement official a day after he was rumored to be departing. His departure will come a day after the federal banking regulator granted crypto custodian Anchorage a conditional trust charter, making it the …

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IHS Markit Likely to Join Race for Crypto Indexes on Wall Street: Exec

IHS Markit will likely join the cryptocurrency index game, the company’s President of Financial Services Adam Kansler said during the financial information giant’s Wednesday earnings call. Kansler told analysts that IHS Markit already has “tactical partnerships” with crypto firms like Lukka to source cryptocurrency pricing and reference data. These data points could form the bedrock …

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Evernote’s Home feature is a dashboard full of handy widgets

Evernote Back in September, Evernote started rolling it out its first major redesign in years. At the time, the company promised the refresh was just the start of an ongoing initiative to make its app, once a titan in the space, faster, more reliable and better than ever before. Today, Evernote detailed the first of …

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Crypto mining allegedly worsening air pollution in Iran

The push by many in Iran to establish the country as a mecca for crypto miners may be having some unintended environmental consequences.  According to a Bloomberg report, the energy requirements of Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto mining in Iran coupled with the demand for heat in an exceptionally cold winter have contributed to a natural …

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Dragon Quest Creator Yuji Horii Teases Future Franchise VR Support

Dragon Quest is one of the most renowned video game franchises on the planet and more or less invented the entire premise of the turn-based JRPG back in the mid-80s, back before even Final Fantasy. The series’ creator, Yuji Horii, spoke with Yahoo Japan about the legacy of Dragon Quest and its future. [embedded content] …

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CDPR CEO blames “in-game streaming” for Cyberpunk’s console problems

CD Projekt Red is still trying to contain the damage from widespread reports of major technical problems in the versions of Cyberpunk 2077 released for the PS4 and Xbox One last month. To that end, studio co-founder and CEO Marcin Iwinski today tweeted a video message seeking to explain the internal situation leading up to …

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T-Systems and Validation Capital Partner With Flow Blockchain

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> PRESS RELEASE. January 13, 2021 –<a href=”https://www.t-systems.com/de/en/”> T-Systems</a> MMS, a subsidiary of the largest telecommunications provider in Europe, Deutsche Telekom, announces today a partnership with Flow blockchain developed by Dapper Labs, the company behind<a href=”https://www.cryptokitties.co/”> CryptoKitties</a> and<a href=”https://www.nbatopshot.com/”> NBA Top Shot</a>. T-Systems’ flagship deployment on Flow will be the operation of an …

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SpaceX Starship static fires Raptor engines twice in one day for the first time

By Eric Ralph Posted on January 13, 2021 Around 12:30 pm CST (UTC-6), SpaceX Starship prototype serial number 9 (SN9) ignited its Raptor engines for the second time, followed by another Raptor ignition at 2:22 pm. Both tests were extremely brief, mirroring SN9’s first static fire, which ended sooner than SpaceX intended back on January …

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Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

Enlarge Getty Images Google researchers have detailed a sophisticated hacking operation that exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows to install malware on Android and Windows devices. Some of the exploits were zero-days, meaning they targeted vulnerabilities that at the time were unknown to Google, Microsoft, and most outside researchers (both companies have since patched the …

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Filing: Amazon warned Parler for months about “more than 100” violent threats

Enlarge / Amazon Web Services (AWS) logo displayed during the 4th edition of the Viva Technology show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 17, 2019, in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images Amazon on Tuesday brought receipts in its response to seemingly defunct social networking platform Parler’s lawsuit against it, detailing AWS’ …

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