Monica Long (Senior VP at Ripple) moderates a conversation with Eva Kaili (Member of European Parliament) on the regulatory implications of cross-border payments and blockchain in Europe. Eva has been a driving force in the establishment of the European Digital Single Market and a strong advocate for blockchain technology. Eva recently drafted a European Parliament amendment advocating for â€œinnovation-friendly regulationâ€ to support wider blockchain adoption and called on the European Commission to propose a framework for initial coin offerings (ICO). Eva Kaili is a rising politician of the new generation of Greece, elected four times (2004-2012) with the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).
Pasadena, CA - NASA;s Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and recently reached a clay region that may offer new clues about the ancient Martian environment;s potential to support life.Curiosity encountered a hurdle last Friday, when a hiccup during boot up interrupted its planned activities and triggered a protective safe mode. The rover was brought out of this mode on Tuesday, February 19th, and is otherwise operating normally, having successfully booted up over 30 times without further issues.
Reliance Jio, the Reliance Industries owned 4G only telco has introduced a new app on Google Play Store allowing users to make group conference calls over VoLTE. Only available for Jio subscribers the Jio Group Talk allows for calling up to ten people at once, and comes with features like lecture mode, the ability to mute participants, and more. The app is currently in trial mode, and a commercial version for the public will soon be made available. The device supports HD voice calling and as we mentioned, is available to only those that have a Reliance Jio SIM on their phone.The Jio Group Talk is available only on Android devices for now, and isn't listed on the App Store for iOS users. The app is listed to be a trial version, which means that it isn't a full featured version. However, if you have a Jio SIM, you can use the app on your Android device. Once you download the app from Google Play, users will need to sign in using their Jio number and enter an OTP that is sent for verification. Once the registration process is complete, users will be able to use the app. Ensure that your Jio SIM is active, and the SMS and calling facility is turned on.
By Luke DarbyFebruary 23, 2019FacebookTwitterEmailJohn SciulliThe 2019 Oscars are going to be the first Academy Awards in 30 years to be completely host less, which actually makes the show sound a lot more appealing. But even beyond that, this year #x27;s show has produced some weird, twisty nominations. Both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are up for Best Supporting Actress for truly fantastic The Favourite, and the Spanish and Mixtec language Roma could take Best Picture.But the real drama is going down in the Best Actress category, which is easy to cast as a contest between Glenn Close and Lady Gaga, and their performances in The Wife and A Star Is Born respectively have both generated a lot of praise and near constant award speculation. The Oscar could also go to Roma #x27;s Yalitza Aparicio for her very first performance or Olivia Coleman for her gout ridden queen inThe Favourite. With all of those heavy hitters, it #x27;s easy for Melissa McCarthy to slip under the radar in her first Best Actress nomination.
Right now, the plan for CasperLabs is to support the majority of the research that Zamfir performs on PoS so that they can release a fully decentralized, sharded and scalable next generation blockchain. Zamfir added, in a discussion with CoinDesk, that he will be responsible for producing protocol specifications that support the CasperLabs team to help them understand the technology employed. Zamfir will not be taking on the coding of the blockchain however, as his role is purely for research purposes.So far, PoS has not really been involved in large scale testing. It is one of the many consensus models for cryptocurrency to eliminate the need to use proof of work mining, which involves solving a computational puzzle. Within the model, there are two designs that lead the way for implementation, and one of those was designed by Zamfir called Casper Correct by Construction (CBC).
New images from ESA;s Mars Express orbiter revealed irrefutable evidence that, during its early history, liquid water flowed on the Red Planet. More specifically, ESA identified ancient Martian rivers, something that boosted the theories that Mars housed life once. "We see Mars as a cold, dry world, but plenty of evidence suggests that this was not always the case. Research in past years instead increasingly indicates that the planet once had a thicker, denser atmosphere that was able to lock in far greater amounts of warmth, and therefore facilitate and support the flow of liquid water on the surface below, " ESA wrote.
Related #039;Captain Marvel #039; Nears $500M Overseas; Lights Up $760M WW International Box Office "The response to the film has been incredible. Audiences have seen these characters develop and grow over the years in a way that 's particularly unique in the animation landscape. Throughout the journey, the franchise 's loyal fan base continues to show their support and really true dedication, which is clear from this weekend 's results, " exclaimed Universal Domestic Distribution Boss Jim Orr.
Black Panther capped off a record setting year with an historic Oscar nomination last month, becoming the first ever Marvel film and first comic book movie, in general to earn a Best Picture nod. Director Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are at the center of Black Panther's story, which tackles issues of family, nationalism and the elusive feeling of belonging, but the spectacular supporting cast is bolstered by the female presence, from the stately Queen Ramonda to the fierce fighters of the Dora Milaje. It was a significant creative choice not lost on Coogler, who has spoken openly about his drive to make female characters central to the film's story, which could have easily brushed the secondary characters aside to focus solely on the conflict between the Black Panther and Killmonger. But that wasn't the story he wanted to tell.
Two films in contention at this year 's Oscars earned nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress: "The Favourite " (twice) and "Roma. " How likely is it that both women from the same film will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 82 years since the supporting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars, 10 films could boast victories in both these races.
A feast of Premier League football will be available to supporters in April, as the title race, battle for Champions League football and the relegation fight all edge towards their conclusion.
People from around the world have begun leaving out their stuffed animals on their doorsteps and window sills to honour the seven children who perished in a Halifax house fire. Andrea Bennett started the movement with her cousin and she told CTVNews.ca they ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support this small gesture has brought.