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Denis Boal, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of France, instructed to introduce payment and settlement systems in the EU based on distributed ledger technologies. Speaking at a conference on technology and innovation in the capital market, he declared, that the use of DLT would have a positive impact on the European financial system. Why central banks are experimenting with blockchain In particular, Denis Bo said that the tokenization of assets, combined with the implementation of blockchain-based solutions and the widespread use of distributed ledger technologies for storing and transferring these assets, will help better meet market needs. Adding that DLT will also simplify gross and foreign exchange settlements, post-incident recovery, and enhance the stability of the system as a whole. As a result, the first deputy of the ECB to start experimenting with new technologies to improve the working conditions of central banks, as well as to use crypto…

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CEO of Network of Exchanges and Clearing Houses Intercontinental Exchange believes Bitcoin needs more experience with daily use cases. According to Jeffrey Sprecher, the growth in transactions will introduce virtual activation as a long-term accumulation of value. He argues his point of view with the history of gold itself. Bitcoin Documentary | Crypto Currencies | Bitcoins | Blockchain | Digital Currency | Money | Gold Chapter ICE says the precious metal has become the most popular store of value. Being in circulation, it has confirmed its relevance.. He believes that sellers and buyers can gradually move away from the need to convert cryptocurrencies to fiat and vice versa, and start working directly with bitcoins. This will allow market participants to avoid additional costs and risks associated with constant exchange.. Subsidiary of ICE Bakkt has already announced the development of a consumer application for paying for everyday goods with cryptocurrency. The launch of the…

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Hackernoon Analysts told about four attractive, in their opinion, cryptocurrencies. The rating includes: Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Ripple, Stellar Lumen. 👉Top 5 Cryptos for 2020 — What’s the Best Cryptocurrency to invest in 2020 ? CardanoThe coin is extremely close to Ethereum (work takes place on smart contracts). However, according to the compilers of the rating, it has better scalability and is more in line with the requirements for cryptocurrencies. Nice feature of ADA: working through sidechains. Main attention tokenCreated by a Javascript programmer and co-founder of Mozilla Firefox, BAT was built on top of Ethereum. It is distinguished by the versatility of its application possibilities. The project has its own browser, Brave, which has built-in ad blocking. It works seven times faster than competitors. RipplesBuilt to give banks the ability to send big money as quickly as possible, XPR was able to show the alternative side of the world of finance. Due to…

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That Alien World that Rains Iron Just Got Even Weirder Researchers have discovered a huge exoplanet with an extreme climate.. Using ESO’s telescope, an international team of astrophysicists found an exotic planet called WASP-76b, 640 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pisces. A giant the size of Jupiter revolves around a star and is in a tidal position (it takes the same amount of time to revolve around its axis as it does around a star), so it is always turned towards it with only one side. Due to its proximity to the luminary, the planet receives thousands of times more radiation than the Earth from the Sun. This warms up the atmosphere on the day side above 2400 °C, which is sufficient to vaporize metals. Time never receives light on the night side, then the temperature there drops to about 1500 °C. Due to the large temperature difference, the…

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Engineers have developed an autonomous octocopter that can attach shingles to the roof with a nail gun and move to the next point without a remote control or human assistance.. In addition to helping with supervision, robotic systems are gradually relieving people of repetitive, messy and dangerous work. A team from the University of Michigan now includes roofing work in the list of risky tasks performed by drones.. Engineers were an aircraft that uses cameras and sensors to navigate control. The same system helps him pinpoint where to drive nails.. In order for the drone to operate autonomously, the engineers broke the process down into smaller operations, and then the software that allows the octocopter to perform them successfully.. Drone Inspection for Wind Damage to Roof In the model presented, the trigger of the standard nailer has been replaced by a virtual switch that is activated once the unit is…

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Young inventors from Russia have developed smart sneakers that can tell you where to turn, as well as count steps and calories burned.. In the world, navigation in an unfamiliar place is one of the most pressing problems, especially for urban residents.. For this reason many people use mobile navigators, but when working with them sometimes takes a lot of time to get oriented and understand where to go. In addition, applications require regular viewing of the screen to observe the route, which distracts attention from what is happening around and increases the level of risk.. However, the students of the University Lyceum No. 1523 of the NRNU MEPhI pre-university came up with an original solution to this problem, creating smart sneakers that show path to destination. The principle of their operation is very simple: when you approach a turn to the right, the right shoe vibrates, and when you need to turn to…

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German exchange Boerse Stuttgart announced the addition of four new trading instruments based on XRP and LTC. Germany’s 2nd Largest Stock Exchange Selling LTC & XRP XBT Provider has introduced exchange-traded notes (ETN) that track the value of Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) against the Euro and Swedish krona. New tools allow investors to access cryptocurrencies without actually buying them. Boerse Stuttgart says there is a growing interest in virtual currencies in the market. The new instruments will allow German investors to future fluctuations in the rates of the two underlying cyto currencies. Crypto ETNs, like other exchange-traded products, are available for trading from 8:00 to 22:00 local time (CET). Although these are the first cryptocurrency ETNs in Germany, similar instruments have been available since April 4 on the Swedish exchange Nordic Growth Market, owned by Boerse Stuttgart. In February, the Stuttgart Stock Exchange also launched the Bison mobile cryptocurrency…

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The Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates launched a blockchain platform for storing information on the activities of organizations in the healthcare sector. The new solution will allow you to find the right institution and learn about the qualifications of its staff or the details of the supply of drugs. In the future, an artificial intelligence system is also integrated into the platform, which will expand the functionality of the project.. The main goal of the innovation is to improve the efficiency of the UAE Ministry of Health and other health services. According to the head of the public health department Lubna Al Shaali, the blockchain platform is secure, decentralized and encrypted with a high degree of security, allowing you to verify the accuracy and reliability of information. Earlier, the UAE authorities set a goal By 2021, transfer half of government data exchange operations to blockchain. As of February…

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According to a study by CoinShares, Chinese miners already account for about 2/3 of the total computing power of the bitcoin network… In addition to the fact that the miners from the Middle Kingdom own the largest shares of the hash rate, they are gradually increasing their entire presence in the market. Researchers say that over the past six months, the Chinese segment has increased from 60% to 66%, attributing this growth to the introduction of new, more advanced equipment for manufacturing. Companies such as Bitmain, Canaan and MicroBT are the largest ASIC manufacturers in the world and they are all located in the Middle Kingdom, which is beneficial for local miners.. According to head Chris Bendixen, CoinShares Research Department, the increase in computing power allows the Chinese to find solutions to mathematical equations to close new blocks earlier and more often than competitors, which increases efficiency.. The company also…

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According to research by CipherTrace, losses from hacker attacks and fraud in the cryptocurrency market in the first analytical quarter of 2019 reach $ 1.2 billion. 356 million, or 29% of the total, are losses to exchanges, including 195 million of the Canadian platform QuadrigaCX, which disappeared after the death of its founder. The bulk is $ 850, allegedly used illegally by Bitfinex to cover losses from Tether reserves. Based on CipherTrace’s calculations, for the first quarter of 2019, the estimated losses were 71% of the total losses for the entire 2018 ($ 1.7 billion). The company’s analysts say that the indicated amount includes only public information, and the real figure is most likely much higher.. Bitcoin and Ethereum Fall Substantially in $18 Billion Crypto Market Wipeout The main reason for the rise in crime in the market is the lack of clear AML / CFT rules and gaps in the control…

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the discovery of the first exotic particle, consisting of four heavy quarks of the same type. Quarks are the building blocks of hadrons, including protons and neutrons. They usually come together in groups of two and three. Although in recent years, researchers have confirmed the existence of several exotic hadrons, consisting of four or five, but several types. Studying the data of experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, scientists have recorded the formation of a new class of particles, which physicists have never met before. They represent the first tetraquark, which consists of two heavy charmed quarks and two similar antiquarks… The discovery will help physicists better understand the basic building blocks of matter and test current fundamental theories. Scientists cannot yet determine for sure whether the new part is an integral or weakly structure of two pairs of quarks, like a…

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IA News: Bitcoin, When to buy Crypto, Ethereum Price, XRP, Stimulus, CBDC, NFL, ETFs + more Bitcoin Today: URGENT Warning! (SMARTEST Crypto Market Moves) This morning, the smooth, stable growth of the cryptocurrency market gave way to a rapid rise. As a result, in just a couple of hours, the price of bitcoin increased by more than 13%, rising above $ 4650. Altcoins also followed the example of the leader. At about 7 a.m. on April 2, the virtual currency market received the most powerful impetus in the past six months, stimulated by a jump in the price of biko. The total capitalization of the crypto market increased by $ 12 billion. peak 2019 levels. For the last 24 hours bitcoin (BTC) rate has risen by 13.41% and at the time of this writing is trading at around $ 4684. A jump of $ 550 clearly indicates the return of bulls and interest…

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Recompose will open the world’s first funeral home in Seattle, in which, instead of cremation or burial, the dead will be turned into soil in a special chamber in a month. Washington approved project.. Pre-poured flooring made from chopped wood, alfalfa grass and hay. In this form, they are placed in hexagonal capsules, in which the temperature of the corpse is regulated… The created conditions for the tissues of the body’s natural decomposition by bacteria in 4-7 weeks. After that, the deceased is returned to relatives in the form of compost.. You Can Now Compost Human Bodies in This U.S. State | NowThis According to funeral director Katrina Spade, this method of burial in the atmosphere has less carbon dioxide compared to cremation and traditional burial rituals. Composting also does not use embalming substances that can get into the soil and pollute groundwater.. The company plans to start operations in…

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U.S. Congressman Bill Foster for the Federal Reserve’s Electric Central Bank.. We Need a Digital Dollar to Counter China, Says Rep. McHenry At the hearing on monetary policy.. The Fed chairman dodged a direct answer, saying that having a single means of payment is important for the economy as a whole, but the impact of the digital market on strengthening its position remains an open question. Adding that currently, each central bank is closely monitoring the development of this direction. The congressman further inquired about the US’s ability to respond to a competitive threat from the digital yuan, which China can scale with its current mobile payment system… Fed Chair Jerome Powell spoke to the IMF about digital currencies Jerome Powell responded that the US and China have different views on CBDC.. During the hearing, Bill Foster expressed his concern that the government is not responding to plans by other…

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Switzerland issued a cryptocurrency license to the bank Swiss bank InCore Bank allowed transactions with digital assets, including cryptocurrency.. The company’s clients are now better placed to store, transfer and trade digital assets. The Swiss Financial Markets Supervision Authority also allowed the bank to organize various projects related to tokenization.. Crypto Taxes In Switzerland According to representatives of InCore Bank, customers can easily transition to a new asset class without direct interaction with the blockchain infrastructure… In the coming months, the bank will expand the list of offered products, add brokerage, depository and transfer services, as well as security tokens to it. Recall that due to introduction of quarantine Italian bank Banco Sella has launched a service that allows customers to buy and sell bitcoin, as well as make international transfers and pay with it. text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: financemagnates Articles Swiss state bank to launch cryptocurrency service French central bank to use…

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A lawyer I know loves to joke that words «blockchain» and «ICO» a resume on LinkedIn adds about 20% to the desired salary. The same goes for large corporations. The trouble is that, in reality, only companies in the financial sector can find the intended use of the blockchain at all conferences and meetups devoted to, for example, blockchains in the energy sector, the speakers, bashfully lowering their eyes to the floor, cite the 2014 PWC report and cite some and the same examples of how blockchain connects a small network of farms in America, thus reducing the price of electricity. But representatives of the banking and financial sectors insert the word «blockchain» practically at all conferences, they are actively developing pilot projects, which, unfortunately, remain pilot. Sberbank has opened a blockchain research laboratory, Alfa-Bank regularly talks about the prospects for working with blockchain, especially in the context of foreign…

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The Indian government did not include in the agenda of the winter session the consideration of the bill to ban cryptocurrencies and regulate official digital currencies.. In the summer, the country’s authorities announced that they plan to discuss this project in the period from November 18 to December 13. The bill presupposes not only the introduction of a complete ban on the use of cryptocurrencies, but also the issuance of a digital rupee by the Reserve ATM of India. At the same time, it does not investigate the blockchain and related technologies or applications based on it.. The news of the postponement of consideration of the bill was happily received by the submission of the local crypto community. According to them, this will give additional time to prepare and unite to jointly protect the industry. Some even believe that the government decided not to rush into the ban in order to…

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US court sentenced two Canadian citizens to 24 months in prison for organizing a Twitter scam. Twitter hacker sentenced as youth offender after plea deal According to the FBI’s allegations, in 2017, Canadians created a fake HitBTC tech support account on social media. Posing as employees of the company, they fraudulently forced an Oregon resident to transfer to a crypto wallet one of the scammers 23.2 BTC. In the course of the correspondence, the attackers led the victim to transfer them data, with the help of which it was possible to gain access to the account on the exchange and the e-mail to which he was linked. A couple of days after the theft, the scammers divided the loot and exchanged her on Fiat to live a luxurious lifestyle, including buying expensive cars and playing casinos. The criminals pleaded guilty and were sentenced to two years in prison. They also agreed to pay…

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Instagram introduced a stronger two-factor authentication model that uses an app on the user’s smartphone to verify, rather than sending a text message.. The main disadvantage of the existing security system is that if a fraudster gets hold of a SIM card, then he can automatically gain access to credentials and online accounts. Therefore, Instagram decided to move away from the classic binding model and use applications such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile for two-factor authentication.. The user will be able to independently choose the confirmation method. Instagram advertises will check the availability of suitable applications, and if they are not available, it will offer its own version.. It is not yet known for sure whether the link to a phone number will remain in the future or the project will completely abandon SMS messages. However, in this case, the loss of the smartphone may make it impossible to…

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YOUNIQX Identity, a subsidiary of the Austrian Government Printing Office, Launches a Standalone Hardware Wallet for Cryptocurrency. The device, dubbed the Chainlock, is designed to help investors move away from vulnerable online services, the use of which is associated with threats. According to the developers, the extended protection generation system.. The wallet can be controlled with a computer, but it is protected from unauthorized access via the Internet, Wi-Fi and NFC. Malicious software like CryptoLocker isn’t dangerous either. Some fraud protection features are similar to those used in new-format passports and paper money with micro-printing on different sides, hologram, patterns visible only in IR and UV light and other elements. The chain lock is shaped like a regular plastic card and is heat and water resistant. YOUNIQX Identity will distribute it through partners in Europe and in Singapore at a price of 60 euros. Per calculation loss of funds is used…

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Alfa-Bank publishes macroeconomic report showing positive impact on Russian economy.. The presented macrostatistics shows that during the World Cup, 3% increased in comparison with the same period last year. The improvement in indicators is associated not only with the influx of foreigners, but also with the growth of retail lending by 18.9% y / y, which has a lasting impact. In addition, a record low unemployment rate (4.7%) was recorded, an increase in real wages by 8.7%, and nominal by 11.2%. Analysts expect the momentum received to continue in July. In the six months of 2018, industrial production added 3% YoY, but this strongly contributed to a two-fold decline in imports in the second quarter. Despite the overall positive dynamics, Rosstat did not change the forecast for GDP growth. The future prospects are not so optimistic. Due to the approved increase in VAT rates from 2019, the Ministry of Economic…

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The Future of Litecoin | Interview With Charlie Lee CHARLIE LEE EXPLAINS LITECOIN Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee explained the lack of protocol updates for a long period of time. Recently, the cryptocurrency team began to be accused of inaction and refusal to further develop the project. However, Lee denied these rumors and gave a number of reasons why the community might have such an impression… First of all, the stormy activity lies in the fact that most of the updates were developed for bitcoin, therefore they are integrated into litecoin with more delayed. Charles explained that the last update was released in May of this year. Adding that it looks like the developers have taken a year off. The second reason is that the cryptocurrency team is not working on the main GitHub branch. The proposed solution is due to the necessary constant rechecking of unimplemented code.. According to Charlie Lee, over the eight-year…

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Researchers are developing a safety system that analyzes ambient noise from moving vehicles within a radius of 60 meters.. Newer car models have sensors that automatically detect human collision problems, but the distracted pedestrian has never had one. funds. While walking to work in the morning, one of the engineers at Columbia University noticed that due to his new noise canceling headphones, he was distracted more than usual on the way. Having told about this to colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Barnard-J.. Headphone Accident Study As a low power sensor used four inexpensive microphones powered by a lithium-ion battery, which were placed inside the left earpiece. A special integrated circuit extracts the most important audio signals from the environment and transmits this information in the application on the connected smartphone. A program on a mobile device uses machine learning algorithms to determine the approach of a…

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Regulated crypto exchange for tokenized assets Currency.com Announced a major competition with a large prize pool of up to 50 BTC in honor of her first birthday. Both professionals and novice traders, participants in referral programs, newcomers to the world of cryptocurrencies can take part in the drawing. The competition consists of 2 games, the prize fund of each of which reaches 25 BTC. You can participate in both games at once, having passed one general registration. The competition will be held from January 27 to February 29, 2020. The first game called BTC Brawl is a tournament for the most profitable trader. The task of the participants is to make trading operations and gain points, which will be daily accrued for profitable trades and deducted for unprofitable ones. Such a system allows you to keep the chances of receiving prizes until the end of the competition.. The participants in…

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Last week, users of the video streaming service Twitch began reporting that the platform no longer accepts payments in bitcoin and bitcoin cash as payment for subscriptions.. One of the platform’s clients reported on Reddit that Twitch has removed the BitPay service from the list of payment methods, which previously could be used to pay BTC and BTC. He noted that over the past few weeks the function has become available to users of all countries. Crypto-Friendly Browser Brave Hits 8 Million Monthly Active Users Another user pointed out that the new version of Streamlabs – popular software used for recommendations, – now also not allows the possibility of crypto payments. Some customers were outraged by such changes, so they decided to cancel their subscriptions and sent letters to the company’s administration with requests to return the cryptocurrency to the list of payment methods.. Twitch has been accepting bitcoin since 2016 using…

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Researchers have developed a fast, cost-effective way to convert discarded car tires into ultra-light aerogels with a wide range of applications. About 1 billion rubber tires are produced annually in the world, which are very durable and practically non-biodegradable. At the same time, 49% of them are burned to generate energy, about 11% end up in landfills and only 40% are recycled with minimal profit. In the process of their incineration and burial, toxic substances are released that pollute the environment.. Scientists from the National University of Singapore recently proposed an environmentally friendly way of recycling waste rubber into expensive aerogels. To do this, first, the used car tires were crushed into thinner fibers, which were soaked for a short time.. in water with the addition of a small amount of chemical solvents. The mixture was dispersed using a stirrer for 20 minutes, and then a homogeneous suspension gel by freezing…

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Shares His Thoughts On Smart Contracts Law developer — working group «Skolkovo Legal». About this in his telegram channel «CryptoLine» said the head of the working group on cryptocurrencies in the State Duma Elina Sidorenko. IN published document changes were made to the first three parts of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and the Family Code. The bill provides that a confirmed electronic transaction can be equated to a transaction made in writing. A notarial transaction is recognized as complied with if the notary has used a strengthened qualified electronic signature to certify it. A mechanism for fulfilling obligations based on digital algorithms is approved. The draft law says that the obligation can be performed without the direct participation of the parties on the basis of an agreed algorithm. Also, contracts signed with the help of an electronic signature or other identification methods acquire legal force.…

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How To CPU Mine Monero RandomX on Intel and AMD CPUs | Profitability | BEST CPUs | Best Miners To combat the devices, the ASIC Monero team hard forked by implementing a new proof-of-work algorithm RandomX. As a result of the system-wide update, the basic principle of mining has changed. PoW RandomX uses random code execution and memory-oriented computational techniques to provide protection against integrated circuits.. In addition, the new protocol optimizes cryptocurrency mining using central processing units (CPUs). As a result, GPU mining will become more difficult.. Such changes to protect the network from ASICs, which, according to the developers, contribute to centralization due to the small number of equipment manufacturers. Although most cryptocurrency developers try to deal with ASICs in one way or another, but the creator of BitTorrent believes that thus they reduce the complexity of the network and simplify the attack 51%. text: Ivan Malichenko, images Articles A…

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BLOCKCHAIN BRIEF – AUDIT AND ASSURANCE Israel Securities Authority (ISA). According to ISA chairman Anata Guetta, the project offers investors a complete value chain. Therefore, the regulator turned to the business with a request to prove that their blockchain-based solutions are working correctly… After the completion of the ISA verification phase, the relevant regulations are intended to allow the introduction of digital platforms in the Israeli capital market. At a recent conference, representatives of Israeli regulators expressed their opinion that distributed ledger technology is a way to open up new financial opportunities for market participants and securities.. The platform revision was announced after an ISA ad hoc committee spent six months carefully studying the specifics of the blockchain and its use cases. The officials concluded that the technology has great potential for use in the field of initial public offerings and clearing, as it allows to reduce costs and systemic…

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