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PlayStation may be looking into NFTs and blockchain tech, per new patent

A new patent recently filed by Sony reveals that PlayStation has been looking into the use of NFTs and blockchain technology in its games.
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Everywhere devs respond to claims that it will feature NFTs

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Minecraft takes a firm stance on blockchain tech by banning NFTs

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GameStop’s latest pivot takes it into the NFT business

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Why crypto’s eco-friendly pivot is perpetually delayed

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‘Live Forever’ mode seeks to erase death using the metaverse

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The Interplanetary File System: How you’ll store files in the future

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Should gaming embrace NFT? Both sides of the debate weigh in

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 cancels all NFT plans shortly after doubling down on them

A player looks out at a barren wasteland in STALKER 2.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to feature NFTs, turn players into NPCs in exchange for crypto

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The internet’s ‘phonebook’ is flawed and outdated. It’s time for an upgrade

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India’s plan to end spam texts was a colossal failure. But it’s worth revisiting

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A brief history of NFTs

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are having a moment right now. Curious about what they are and where they came from? Check out this timeline.
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Future JPEGs could use blockchain to flag fakes, and A.I. for smaller file sizes

What if blockchain-protected metadata could help any application identify a faked or stolen photo? The JPEG organization is exploring that possibility.
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For better or worse, blockchain birth certificates are officially here

The first baby to have their birth certificate officially recorded on the blockchain has been registered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Because we're totally living in the future, don't you know? Here's what it could mean for the next generation of record-keeping as we know it.
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The affordable HTC Exodus 1s puts a full Bitcoin node in your pocket

The newly announced HTC Exodus 1s is a cheaper version of the Exodus 1 that's capable of putting a full Bitcoin node in your pocket. The device is a pretty basic Android smartphone, so the fact it has a built-in hardware wallet is the unique selling point. Owners can buy, sell, trade, lend, and more.
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Thanks to iris scanning, refugees can get the food they need at a glance

For humanitarian organizations trying to deliver aid to refugees, the lack of identification can be a quagmire. The United Nations' World Food Programme has deployed a technological solution, using iris scanning and Blockchain to help refugees get food quickly and easily.
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The HTC Exodus smartphone: Here’s everything we know

HTC has released another smartphone, and this time it's geared toward blockchain technology. Known as the HTC Exodus, the smartphone is designed to support cryptocurrencies and decentralization of data. The phone has finally been released, and you can buy it in either real money or in Bitcoin.
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Forget Facebook: These are the 5 weirdest cryptocurrencies you can buy today

From the Tomagotchi-like blockchain game of breeding your own CryptoKitties to the cult-like following of the the playful Shiba Ina that grace Dogecoin, we've rounded up the top five weirdest, strangest, and most eccentric cryptocurrencies that you can have in your digital wallet.
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Jargon: Exploring the language of the blockchain industry

On the second episode of Jargon, we aim to unblock the confusing world of blockchains. Guest Ramesh Gopinath has worked with blockchain technology for over four years, and he brings his expertise to explain the jargon behind a technology he says has “a huge potential to transform many industries.”
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Microsoft Azure Blockchain signs J.P. Morgan for Ethereum smart contract system

If you've wanted to run blockchain apps through the cloud but were wary of the complexities of integration, Microsoft is here to help. Its new Azure Blockchain Service streamlines ledger creation through the Ethereum Protocol and is already attracting major customers like J.P. Morgan and its Quorum platform.
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Age-verification tech could usher in vending machines for beer and weed

Ever dreamed about being able to get an ice cold beer from a conveniently placed vending machine? One of the problems with this idea is how customers prove that they're of drinking age. San Francisco-based startup Civic thinks that it's come up with the perfect solution.
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Bosch plans to harness the power of Blockchain for its next refrigerator

Here's a gimmick: a refrigerator powered by blockchain. German electronics company Bosch is teaming up with Austrian energy firm Wien Energie to create a refrigerator that runs on blockchain. The appliance will give users more control over where their power comes from and how much their fridge consumes.
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Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem

A prolonged drought left California parched, and years of unregulated groundwater use exacerbated the damage. Now, with aquifers sinking, the state is looking for ways to manage groundwater, and a group of researchers is trying a combination of two exciting technologies: the internet of things and Blockchain.
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Blockchain could ensure the integrity of scientific research trials

Scientific misconduct is more than just a problem within academia. The falsifying of results can have real-world consequences and undermine the credibility of science. Now a group of researchers has proposed making research data more trustworthy and less susceptible to manipulation using blockchain.
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Sirin Labs Finney review

The Sirin Labs Finney phone is to cryptocurrency what the iPhone is to Apple Pay. It facilitates the payment, processing, and exchanging of cryptocurrencies on a smartphone, and surprisingly does it in a user-friendly way. However, does that mean you should rush out and buy one? We’ve tried the phone out.
Bitcoin Mine

The first Bitcoin was born 10 years ago today. How far we’ve come

The Bitcoin genesis block was mined 10 years ago today, bringing the first 50 Bitcoins into existence. Since then more than 17 million more have been mined and the hardware used to create new tokens is thousands of times more capable. It's also having a dangerous environmental impact.
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Russia goes all-in on buzzwords, builds solar-powered blockchain drone boat

A new Russian solar-powered drone boat is designed to take smart sensor readings and save them to the Ethereum blockchain. That might sound like buzzword bingo, but it's doing it for a good reason: To keep tabs on water pollution in one of the world's largest reservoirs.

DT Daily: PlayStation 5 rumors, Kroger food robots, and the future of A.I.

From trending topics like a possible PlayStation 5 release date, to a new type of AI from Microsoft that looks straight out a science fiction movie, a lot happened today on DT Daily. We also sat down with the CEO of Blockchain Development Co. Eric Lamison-White to discuss his Stablecoin patent.
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‘Blockchain gaming’ startup gets $16 million in Series A funding

A new gaming startup, Mythical Games, has raised $16 million in Series A funding to work on their concept of blockchain gaming. The aim is for the startup to develop games for the PC, console, and mobile markets which use the blockchain for the distribution and tracking of in-game items.
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As Amazon turns up the volume on streaming, Spotify should shudder

Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and others are all looking to capitalize on the popularity of streaming music. But, as Spotify's quarterly revenue has shown, it's nearly impossible to make a profit under the current structure. Could major tech companies like Amazon be primed for a streaming take-over?
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What’s the point of a blockchain phone? We asked an expert

We cut through the hype and look at the reasons behind the current wave of blockchain phones, what they can do, and what they might be do in the future. You’ll find out what exactly what a blockchain phone is, how it can handle crypto assets, and who might want to buy one.
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Giant wind farm in Morocco will help mine cryptocurrency, conserve energy

One of the windiest parts of Morocco is set to get a $2 billion, 900MW wind farm power plant, which could help power eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining in a more environmentally friendly way. Here's what is being planned -- and why this is an important step for the future.
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Crazy vending machine swaps computer art for your permanent selfie

Coder artist Matthias Dörfelt has created a camera-equipped vending machine called Face Trade, which promises to swap unique prints of computer-generated faces for the rights to upload your selfie onto the main Ethereum blockchain. Here's what it says about privacy in 2018.