Enjin raises $18.9M to launch NFT blockchain on Polkadot

Enjin raises $18.9M to launch NFT blockchain on Polkadot

Enjin raised $18.9 million to launch its first dedicated nonfungible token (NFT) blockchain on the Polkadot network. The move will help establish better commerce for NFT-based games and other applications. Enjin, the creator of the ERC-1155 nonfungible token (NFT) standard, sold out its $18.9 million private sale for Efinity, a next-generation NFT blockchain made for…

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Cloudera expands enterprise data platform to Google Cloud

Cloudera expands enterprise data platform to Google Cloud

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Enterprise data cloud company Cloudera has announced that its data platform is now available on Google Cloud. The Palo Alto-based company launched the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) back in 2019, following its merger with rival Hortonworks. The CDP combined technologies…

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Ransomware: Why we’re now facing a perfect storm

Ransomware: Why we’re now facing a perfect storm

Ransomware is becoming more successful than ever before because of a combination of factors that allow cyber criminals to easily gain access to corporate networks – and they’re finding success because a significant number of organisations that fall victim to attacks are willing to pay the ransom. A report by defence think tank, the Royal United…

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Cisco launches Cisco Plus, a step toward network as a service

Cisco launches Cisco Plus, a step toward network as a service

Cisco is expanding its as-a-service efforts with the launch of Cisco Plus, which will bring flexible consumption models to customers. The move, outlined at Cisco Live, comes as many enterprise technology giants such as Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise go all-in on subscription models. Over time, hardware will be purchased more as-a-service even though…

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What is crypto? The business starter guide to cryptocurrency

What is crypto? The business starter guide to cryptocurrency

You could be forgiven for wondering whether there’s anything actually legitimate about cryptocurrencies.  If 2017 was the year that Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies such as “Ether,” broke big as mainstream phenomena, 2018 was the year crypto’s risks became commonplace.  As ZDNet’s Charlie Osborne has related, crackers last year increasingly broke into “wallets,” the software programs…

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Meet Boston Dynamics’ new robot, called Stretch

Meet Boston Dynamics’ new robot, called Stretch

The new robot comes in the form of a mobile base equipped with a robotic arm and gripper.   Image: Boston Dynamics After having deployed the flagship robot dog Spot for a range of different applications, from factory floors to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, robotics company Boston Dynamics has added a brand-new specimen to its line…

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China is leading global blockchain adoption for digital transformation

China is leading global blockchain adoption for digital transformation

Distributed ledger technology (aka blockchain) is catalyzing a long-term shift of trust in distributed business environments worldwide. Chained data blocks make assets traceable, cryptography enables trusted ownership, and consensus algorithms realize distributed business consistency. In the meantime, the critical challenges that COVID-19 pandemic brought to the global economy — such as supply chain financing, food…

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