The unseen tensions at the G-7

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ President Joe Biden is in Europe on his first big trip, starting today with the G-7 summit, and we’ve got reporters stationed in six of the G-7 countries (plus Brussels) following every move. For the next five days, I’m going to be your Read more…

The Geophysicist Who Stormed the Capitol

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ KITTREDGE, Colo.—The text message showed up on John Bergman’s phone in late January. Sent to him by a former work colleague, it came with the question “Have you seen this??” and linked to an article and video from a news channel. Bergman pressed Read more…

Financial Giant State Street Launches Digital Finance Division – Unit’s Focus Aimed at Crypto and Defi

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ On Thursday, the Boston-based financial services and bank holding company State Street Corporation announced the launch of a division dedicated to cryptocurrencies, the digital economy, and decentralized finance (defi). State Street Invokes New Division Dedicated to Crypto, Blockchain, and Defi The financial services Read more…

Senator Warren Calls Out Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption — Bitcoiners Bite Back

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies yesterday in a Banking Senate Subcommittee hearing. In the hearing, Warren criticized the energy consumption that Bitcoin and other proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies need to operate. Warren also thinks cryptocurrencies are the “wild west” of investments Read more…

OVR Using Chainlink to Connect the Metaverse to Real World Data and Events

Technology Manias – EᐯEᖇYTᕼIᑎG YOᑌ ᑎEEᗪ IᑎᗪEEᗪ OVR.ai is announcing a live and ongoing integration with Chainlink, the marketing-leading decentralized oracle network that provides smart contracts with secure and reliable off-chain data and computation. The current integration involves the use of Chainlink Verifiable Randomness Function (VRF) to fairly and transparently Read more…