Virtually all of the major players in the wireless industry are scrambling to tie their fortunes to 5G. Verizon will launch its 5G Home wireless broadband service next month. Sprint and LG want to bring out the first smartphone using the next-generation technology.
CCN reports, The cryptocurrency market crossed an unwelcome milestone on Wednesday, as it not only fell to a year-to-date low but also surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index’s 78 percent peak-to-trough decline in the throes of the dotcom bubble that kicked off the new millennium.
CCN reports, Central Banking, a global central banking forum, has bestowed its FinTech & RegTech Award for Best Distributed Ledger Initiative to South Africa’s central bank for its successful Project Khokha, which successfully used an Ethereum blockchain platform to process interbank payments and settlements.
IBM’s blockchain division is widening its work in the nascent field of “self-sovereign identity” – technology designed to give individuals greater control over their personal data.
Announced today, the tech giant is working with Hu-manity.co, whose #My31 app just became available on iOS and Android mobile devices. The app’s name alludes to the idea that legal ownership of one’s data should be a “31st human right” in addition to the 30 already ratified by the United Nations.
The Iranian government’s recognition of cryptocurrency mining as a legitimate industry propelled bitcoin price to hit record highs at a time when the country closes in on its own national cryptocurrency to evade sanctions.
Stellar is a payment network allowing for exchange between fiat-based currencies and cryptocurrencies. The network’s token, called Lumens, have extremely low fees to use and is really attractive for the payment processing sector. Another blockchain-based ledger we know of is Ripple with it’s token XRP, they rival for the same market, where Stellar succeeds is in their transaction processing speeds and that they are non-profit, unlike Ripple.
The world’s largest bitcoin mining pool is preparing to expand its horizons.
BTC.com, which produced 21 percent of all newly-mined BTC over the past 12 months and currently accounts for more than 16 percent of the bitcoin hashrate, announced on Thursday that it has opened an ethereum mining pool.
“Because contracts are charged per line of executed code and miners are rewarded for dedicated hashes using GHOST, Ethereum provides multiple different reward incentives to contribute hash power to the network,” said Zhuang Zhong, director of BTC.com’s mining pool. “We hope to expand Ethereum’s network by relaying those rewards through our FPPS system. By competing to provide the best reward margins along with our product development, we expect mining operations to grow to 12% of ETH total hashrate in the next 12 months.”
The steady march to 100 Gigabit Ethernet in data center networks appears to have progressed into a jog this year.
It’s August, and 100GbE port shipments have already doubled from 2017, while the rate of adoption continues to accelerate, as data centers move away from 40GbE, according to Dell’Oro Group. Shipments are projected to “almost triple by the end of the year,” Sameh Boujelbene, senior director at the market research firm, said.
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The technology is “getting closer to its breakout moment,” says Deloitte, whose new survey finds healthcare organizations seeing “disruption” on the horizon and preparing to spend accordingly.
Qualcomm says a system-on-a-chip built on the 7-nanometer mode process will be paired with its Snapdragon X50 to help deliver super speedy connectivity.