Month: May 2021

Maker Foundation returns dev fund to DAO amid path to decentralization

The MakerDAO Foundation has returned 84,000 MKR tokens from its development fund to MakerDAO’s governance module, marking a milestone in the project’s path to decentralization. In a May 3 blog post, the foundation notes that “no conditions or expectations” have been placed on MakerDAO regarding the returned tokens, with Maker Governance now having complete control …

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Epic vs. Apple trial reveals the cost of exclusives and ‘free’ games

The courtroom battle between Apple and Epic Games has begun, and already the process has revealed details that these companies usually hold close to the vest. One item is how much Epic pays publishers to give away their games on its upstart PC game store. In exchange for giveaways that prompt gamers to create accounts …

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Major League Baseball sells pairs of tickets for 100 Dogecoin each

Fans can now use Dogecoin to buy tickets to see MLB team Oakland Athletics take on the Toronto Blue Jays this month. The team, also known as the Oakland A’s, is offering pairs of plaza infield tickets for 100 DOGE from May 3 until May 6. Two plaza infield tickets usually go for around $80 …

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Apple antitrust trial kicks off with Tim Sweeney’s metaverse dreams

Epic Games launched its courtroom war against Apple in an extremely on-brand way: with CEO Tim Sweeney describing the metaverse from Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash. It’s “a real-time, computer-powered 3D entertainment and social medium in which real people would go into a 3D simulation together and have experiences of all sorts,” Sweeney explained to …

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Doctor Strange cameo cut from WandaVision to avoid ‘white guy’ saving the day – CNET

Wanda and Doctor Strange will get their team-up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Marvel If you were disappointed by the lack of a Doctor Strange cameo in WandaVision, especially after it was teased by Vision himself, Paul Bettany, Marvel has now given a pretty good explanation. < p class=”speakableTextP2″>”Some people might say, …

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Fed’s Vice Chair for Supervision Calls on Bank Regulators to Pay More Attention to Cryptocurrency

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The Federal Reserve’s top supervisory official has called on bank regulators to pay more attention to cryptocurrencies and stablecoins. His comments followed a number of major banks announcing that they will be offering products based on cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, to their clients.</strong> Bank Regulators Should Focus More on Cryptocurrency, Says Fed Supervisor …

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Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting

I. At 8AM PT on Friday, a bleary-eyed Basecamp CEO Jason Fried gathered his remote workforce together on Zoom to apologize. Four days earlier, he had thrown the company into turmoil by announcing that “societal and political discussions” would no longer be allowed on the company’s internal chat forums. In his blog post, Fried said …

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FDA reportedly plans to authorize Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for teens 12-15 in days

Enlarge / Vials with COVID-19 Vaccine labels showing logos of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. Getty | Photonews The Food and Drug Administration is planning to authorize the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old later this week or early next week, according to a report by …

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Yaw2 Motion Simulator Surpasses $1M On Kickstarter

Yaw VR’s smart chair offers a 40-degree motion range for roll, 70-degree for pitch movements, and haptic vibrations. With 34 days left to go in the campaign, Yaw VR’s next-gen motion simulator/smart chair, the Yaw2, this week reached over $1M in funding on Kickstarter, absolutely demolishing its original goal of $100,000. Shipping out to early …

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