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Canadian bank plans to launch dollar-backed digital currency ‘in the coming months’

Stablecorp CEO Jean Desgagne said VersaBank’s digital currency was intended to provide an alternative to concerns over volatility and security in crypto markets.


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ETH mining still highly profitable despite upcoming Eth2 upgrade

Miners weigh in on lucrative ETH mining payouts as the blockchain eyes a transition away from its proof-of-work consensus in 2021.


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Chainlink rolls out OCR system upgrade, reducing gas costs tenfold

The Off-Chain Reporting upgrade changes how oracles aggregate data, easing the burden on the blockchains.


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Sam Bankman-Fried: The crypto whale who wants to give billions away

“The brutal or inspiring truth… is that the more you put in, the more you get out.”


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Total estimated crypto users worldwide tops 100 million, survey finds

Bitcoin’s runaway growth in January boosted the global crypto user base by close to 16%, according to an analysis from Crypto.com.


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Google Cloud unveils Autopilot, an operating mode for its Kubernetes Engine that turns over management of its clusters to Google’s engineers and automated tools (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:Google Cloud unveils Autopilot, an operating mode for its Kubernetes Engine that turns over management of its clusters to Google’s engineers and automated tools  —  Google Cloud today announced a new operating mode for its Kubernetes Engine (GKE) that turns over the management …


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Google says it has been sponsoring two full-time Linux developers at the Linux Foundation for years to improve security and hopes other companies will follow (Tim Anderson/The Register)

Tim Anderson / The Register:Google says it has been sponsoring two full-time Linux developers at the Linux Foundation for years to improve security and hopes other companies will follow  —  Plus: Why the Chocolate Factory only uses code it builds from source  —  Interview Worried about the security of Linux and open-source code …


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Auditing of algorithms can help address bias but there needs to be industry standards/regulations to hold the auditors or the companies that use them to account (Alfred Ng/The Markup)

Alfred Ng / The Markup:Auditing of algorithms can help address bias but there needs to be industry standards/regulations to hold the auditors or the companies that use them to account  —  For more than a decade, journalists and researchers have been writing about the dangers of relying on algorithms to make weighty decisions …


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Coast-to-Coast Crises Waiting to Happen

What happened in Texas is a warning for the rest of America


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Isagén in Colombia acquires two small hydro plants from Generadora Luzma

Colombian power generator Isagén has completed the acquisition of two small hydroelectric plants with a total capacity of 39.8 MW from Generadora Luzma. In a statement, the Medellín-based firm did not provide details of the transaction but said the Luzma I and Luzma II facilities in northwestern Antioquia department formed part of its clean energy strategy. “With…
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