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One thing that has come up a number of times is distributed ledger technologies vs blockchain technologies. Basically, a distributed ledger is a distributed database and a blockchain is a trustless transaction system that includes some ledger-like functionality. They are not the same…
With Branson and Musk both into Hyperloop, it appears the Branson company is getting a lot of traction and now has a new cargo firm created to use Hyperloop technology to deliver cargo.
In an effort to find a new cheap source of hydrogen for hydrogen-powered vehicles, a new method of extracting hydrogen from ammonia has been found and could possibly become a fuel source; making it possible to look at hydrogen-powered cars as an economically viable option to gas.
International interest in blockchain standards is heating up; in particular, in Russia, where they hope to ‘own’ the blockchain.
It turns it that it can be easy to hack hotel digital locks; making security in most hotels questionable, at best.
AI researchers are protesting some nonsense journal about AI, whining about AI being closed source when it should be open source and available to all; apparently, they’re clueless as to the joys of capitalism and the company machine overlords…
Oscar Mayer has created a crypto currency backed by the bacon… the kind you eat… clearly a serious attempt at using this new technology.
Intel on Bing AI ads, IBM Watson dominant on Google AI ads.
Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is down slightly at 969.53, amid a lot of to-do about nothing…
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