Unikrn’s native cryptocurrency, UnikoinGold (UKG) will be deployed on the platform to give users access to exclusive benefits, as it seeks to become recognised as the default esports wagering token in more than 20 countries including 80 percent of Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America. Speaking about the user experience on Unikrn, Andrew Vouris, the firm’s COO, said:According to information released by the company, Unikrn has developed a fully functional wagering backend called Unikrn Jet, which is built...
In December, researchers spotted a new family of industrial control malware that had been used in an attack on a Middle Eastern energy plant. Now, new research from security firm FireEye suggests that at least one element of the Triton campaign originated from Russia. Russian hackers are in the news for all sorts of activity lately, but FireEye's conclusions about Triton are somewhat surprising. FireEye specifically traced the Triton intrusion malware to Russia's Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and...
As enabling technologies have evolved, marketplaces have grown to facilitate increasingly complex exchanges in new environments and industries. The theory is that dense edge computing and machine learning will enable marketplaces to understand more complex demands, and thereby facilitate transactions currently impossible using the present models. The progenitor of all digital marketplaces led the way, and its enabling technology was dial-up internet and email! There was no payments mechanism baked in, meaning users had to set up deals and payments...
Jelly is a new electric scooter company preparing to launch at Purdue University in Indiana. Nor would you know it to read Purdue University’s announcement, which describes Jelly as "a campus-wide research project on best practices for using e-scooters," but makes no mention of Ford. Sameer Kapur, a student at Purdue, was the first to notice the automaker’s involvement, tweeting that Jelly’s rental agreement contained contact information for Ford Smart Mobility LLC, the tech-focused subsidiary that spun off from Ford...
On Tuesday, Facebook released a new tool that shows who's spending the most money on political ads on the platform in the US. But the fine print reveals a more surprising finding: The advertiser spending the most on political and issue ads on Facebook is, well, Facebook. Since May, Facebook has spent the equivalent of over $12 million on political and issues ads across Facebook and Instagram. In May, Facebook released its political advertising archive for the first time, keeping...
Super Mario Bros. 3 was launched in Japan on October 23rd 1988 (and every game since has been sub par). It doesn’t matter how old you are, Super Mario Bros. 3 is the greatest game ever made. But, don’t get me wrong, it’s not just a great game because critics named Tristan Greene, who work at The Next Web, universally agree that if they could travel back in time and either buy stock in Amazon or play Super Mario Bros. 3...
Overstock.com Inc.’s blockchain subsidiary, Medici Ventures, made a $6 million Series A investment in Minds, an open-source, blockchain-based crypto social network. "Minds’ work employing blockchain technology as a social media application is the next great innovation." It’s a blockchain-based alternative to Facebook, Twitter, and the Google-owned YouTube that promises strict user privacy and unfettered free speech. Bill Ottman, the founder and CEO of Minds, said he believes partnering with Overstock.com can advance their vision of a decentralized social network that will not...
Sources: Balderton Capital gearing up to invest in Swedish e-scooter startup already knew that the electronic scooter space in Europe was heating up, with Berlin’s Tier announcing today it has raised €25 million in a round led by Northzone, and rumours circulating that Delivery Hero founder Lukasz Gadowski has ventured into the space — all within the context of U.S. companies Bird and Lime recently expanding to Europe. However, now it seems that Balderton Capital could be about to make...
The White House wants the nation’s big tech companies to make it easier for employees to do a civic "tour of duty" with the government. Another way of putting it: the President needs to bring in temps now that his plan to cheat Federal workers out of their promised 2019 pay raise fell apart. This latest assault on Federal employees by the White House comes in the form of a meeting held Monday between lawmakers and representatives from several technology companies....
Maven’s peer-to-peer service allows owners to rent their cars by the hour or daily, and they get a 60 percent cut of the cost of each rental. Renting your car for one full week out of a month can net a few hundred dollarsFor example, Maven says renting a 2018 Chevy Cruze for seven days per month can net an owner $533, while a 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck can pull in $1,035. The service requires owners to have a...
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