Day: December 4, 2020

The Ravn X is a 55,000-pound drone for launching satellites

Aevum This week, a company based out of Alabama called Aevum unveiled the Ravn X, a drone designed to carry and launch satellites into low-orbit. It weighs in at approximately 55,000 pounds when it’s carrying a full payload, making it one of the heaviest unmanned aircraft in existence today. It also stands 18 feet tall, …

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Waters Seeks Rescission of OCC Guidance; May Be Part of Anti-Trump, Anti-Crypto Offensive

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, who chairs the powerful House Financial Services Committee, wants President-elect Joe Biden to rescind or monitor all of the cryptocurrency-related guidance issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). It also comes days after those same members introduced a bill that would require stablecoin issuers to seek bank …

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Ripple has sold $15M of its stock in MoneyGram

Ripple Labs has sold a huge chunk of its 2019 investment in MoneyGram.  Per a Friday night filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday night, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 4, Ripple Labs managed to sell 2,264,113 shares of MoneyGram (MGI). The tech firm netted a total of $15,303,792.60 from the sales. MoneyGram’s stock …

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Walmart’s weekend sale: Get a 4K 50-inch TV for $220, soundbar for $129, Canon DSLR for under $300 and more – CNET

Deal Savings Price This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. <p class=”speakableTextP1″>After a month of seemingly nonstop deals leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems like the big retailers have some …

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What Is a CBDC?

CBDC stands for “central bank digital currency,” a new type of currency that governments around the world are experimenting with. What sets a CBDC apart from established currencies is that proponents hope it can use new payment technology, typically a blockchain, to potentially increase payment efficiency and lower costs. This new type of currency is …

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Bitcoin price rally at risk as gold and US dollar show signs of recovery

Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of 10T Holdings, said weak hands have been shaken out in the gold market. This raises the probability of a gold rally in the near term, especially as it comes off of an 80-day pullback period. A rally in gold and the dollar may dampen Bitcoin price Bitcoin has seen strong …

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‘Metro: Exodus’ & ‘Arktika.1’ Developer 4A Games Seeking Hires with VR Experience

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>After briefly dipping its toes into VR back in 2017 with the release of the sleek futuristic shooter&nbsp;<em>Arkitka.1</em>, the studio behind the lauded&nbsp;<em>Metro: Exodus</em> and broader Metro franchise, 4A Games, is seeking new hires with VR experience. Some three years after the release of Akrtika.1—an Oculus Studios exclusive—4A …

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Research Suggests Bitcoin Buying Ramps Up When Traditional US Markets Open

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>While bitcoin and a number of digital assets set new 2020 price highs, a variety of crypto-asset commentators have detailed that since October, there’s been a lot of bitcoin buying action during U.S. market hours. Data shows that between East Asia and North America, the two regions account for close to half …

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YouTube and Peacock are now streaming 22 James Bond films for free

Maybe you’re feeling nostalgic for a classic James Bond film following Sean Connery’s death in late October. Or perhaps you’re simply feeling a gap given that the next film, No Time to Die, got pushed back to April 2021 or beyond. Either way, you can now binge a sizable selection of the James Bond collection …

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Coin Center Donations Top $100K Worth of Dai Following Anti-Stablecoin Bill Proposal

Anti-stablecoin legislation has been a boon for donations to Coin Center, a cryptocurrency think tank and policy advocacy group, with the organization receiving over $100,000 in donations — paid out in stablecoins — two days after the bill was introduced.  Cryptocurrency investors, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts showed strong support for the industry’s leading policy advocacy group …

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