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  • HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal

    HIVE Blockchain to Double Bitcoin Mining Capacity Through $2.8M Share Deal

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    A publicly listed bitcoin mining operator is set to double the size of its operations in a multi-million-dollar deal, largely funded through a sale of its shares. HIVE Blockchain announced via email this week it's all set to acquire an existing 30-megawatt (MW) mining operation in Quebec from rival Canadian mining company Cryptologic for CA$4 million (around US$2.8 million). "The acquisition provides us with an advanced, operating Bitcoin mining facility ready to transition to next generation…
  • BitMEX Operator Ups Grant for Bitcoin Development to $100K

    BitMEX Operator Ups Grant for Bitcoin Development to $100K

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    The company behind derivatives exchange BitMEX is increasing the grant it pays to one of the developers responsible for keeping the Bitcoin Core protocol up and running. HDR Global Trading said in a post on Tuesday it had increased the grant it was paying to Michael Ford, also known by his handle "fanquake," from $60,000 to $100,000 made payable over a 12-month period from March 2020. The firm has supported Ford ever since he took up…
  • How to make open source success less of a crapshootThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiv

    How to make open source success less of a crapshootThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiv

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    Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto It's almost certain you're not going to use Senator Elizabeth Warren's (now open source) campaign tools. Nor will you be submitting a pull request on Microsoft's open sourced Windows calculator. And you're definitely not going to be using Medtronic's "open source" ventilator. This, however, isn't really the point. While it's never good practice to just dump code onto GitHub, slap an open source license on it, and walk away, it's also hard to…
  • Front-end frameworks are about to get even cooler, says Google leadThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battl

    Front-end frameworks are about to get even cooler, says Google leadThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battl

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    Image: C.Y.Ronnie.W, Getty Images/iStockphoto VCs have been dumping cash into back-end developer technologies, but front-end development is increasingly what's cool. How cool? In an interview with Nicole Sullivan, Google's frameworks lead, developers love frameworks like Next.js because they allow developers to "spend more time building features and less time setting up infrastructure." In 2020, things will heat up that much more with new functionality like progressive delivery of features. SEE:聽How to build a successful developer career…
  • How to prevent Zoom bombing: 5 simple tipsThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversity lo

    How to prevent Zoom bombing: 5 simple tipsThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversity lo

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    Video conferencing app Zoom has had a meteoric rise in users due to the coronavirus outbreak, and with that rise in users has come security woes and an annoying new trend known as "Zoom bombing." Zoom bombing is, in essence, crashing a digital meeting and doing things like screaming obscenities, broadcasting pornography, and otherwise interrupting people's attempts to talk to coworkers, family, and friends. It isn't necessarily harmful, but it's definitely obnoxious. Even with all of…
  • Digital gamer guide: 10 tips to help new online playersThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against bi

    Digital gamer guide: 10 tips to help new online playersThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against bi

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    Image: iStockphoto/gorodenkoff According to a recent study published by Gismart, the number of active users of apps and games has increased by 200% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the World Health Organization has launched a campaign to encourage people living under stay at home restrictions to participate in digital game play. These are truly unprecedented times. More about Innovation IBM announces battery technology breakthrough Augmented reality for business: Cheat sheet Photos: The world's…
  • Fraud prevention startup working on anonymous peer-to-peer verification networkThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology a

    Fraud prevention startup working on anonymous peer-to-peer verification networkThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology a

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    An ID validation and fraud prevention startup has developed what it claims is the first and only truly anonymous peer-to-peer verification network that enables companies to work together to validate identities without sharing or exposing any personal customer data. Identiq uses cryptographic algorithms to anonymously compare new user data against identities already trusted by other network members while preserving customer privacy, the company said. It was named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" for privacy.聽 Neither blockchain or…
  • IT sector in US adds 8,500 new jobs in March, but 19,000 IT jobs lost in other industriesThe Internet of Wild Things: Te

    IT sector in US adds 8,500 new jobs in March, but 19,000 IT jobs lost in other industriesThe Internet of Wild Things: Te

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    The US information technology sector added an estimated 8,500 new jobs in March, according to an analysis by technology industry trade association CompTIA. However, there was a loss of an estimated 19,000 IT positions in companies across all other industry sectors, according to CompTIA's analysis of employment data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics."At this point we simply do not know how the crisis will play out in the labor market," said Tim…
  • 10 best Microsoft Teams tips for business prosThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversit

    10 best Microsoft Teams tips for business prosThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversit

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    More for CXOs What is the CIO's role in cybersecurity leadership? 6 questions the C-suite must answer to achieve digital transformation Vendor contract renewal planner (TechRepublic Premium) How to manage IT during mergers and acquisitions (free PDF) The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted many teams from offices, forcing them into a remote workstyle. Amid this sudden transition, the use of video conferencing tools such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and BlueJeans have skyrocketed. One collaboration platform seeing significant growth…
  • MIT community weighs in to address the coronavirus pandemicThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle agains

    MIT community weighs in to address the coronavirus pandemicThe Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle agains

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    A community of students, faculty, staff and alumni from academia and science labs across the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, have pooled resources to create the COVID-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard, as MIT's entry point to urgent problem-solving to address the pandemic. The latest version launched April 2 and grew out of the MIT Innovation Initiative. More about artificial intelligence Google DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis: Three truths about AI The 10…