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E-sports betting startup Unikrn has raised roughly $31 million in an initial coin offering. The firm collected 112,720 ethers – an amount worth approximately $31.4 million at press time – in a token sale that took place in two phases, including 56,000 ETH (roughly $15.6 million) in a presale backed by celebrity investor Mark Cuban. In an email, Rahul Sood, chief executive of Unikrn, said that the company had sourced contributions from 112 countries, characterizing them as "mostly small
The price of Stellar's lumen cryptocurrency is fast fading. After rising to $0.05 last week, the value of the native token that runs the Stellar protocol is down 36 percent from that recent high today. At press time, the stellar-US dollar (XLM/USD) exchange rate is $0.033. Week-on-week, XLM is down 8.33 percent, while on a monthly basis, it is up 177 percent. The decline follows XLN's rally of more than 100 percent on Oct. 16 after news hit the
In Brief If you occasionally browse Amazon for new items, you might’ve stumbled upon a peculiar looking shipping container with a door and some windows. And yes, that’s a pre-fabricated house and you can order it online from Amazon. This piece of cargotecture — a very real word that refers to architecture created from cargo crates, a practice that supposedly started sometime in the early 2000s — is made by MODS International, a company specializing in repurposing shipping containers.
In Brief Protein Progress A study conducted by scientists from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in conjunction with the University College of London has established a new theory of molecular evolution. It allows for the process to be analyzed using ideas from the field of statistical mechanics, giving new insight into protein evolution. “The approach rests on understanding proteins as integrated systems,” said Richard Goldstein, co-author of the paper. “Too often we ignore interactions between different parts
In Brief Supplying a Need Renewable energy is, undeniably, on the rise: solar and wind farms are popping up in the U.S., Europe, China, and Australia, while many companies are planning to source 100 percent of their energy from renewables. Side-by-side with this growing interest in clean energy are equally increasing energy storage needs. According to Spencer Hanes, a business development managing director at the North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy, batteries—like Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack—are going to take
One of the operators of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx has been sentenced to 16 months in prison. According to a Reuters report, Florida-based software engineer Yuri Lebedev had been found guilty of helping run the unlicensed bitcoin exchange. His sentencing – handed down by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan – came more than two years after he was initially arrested and charged with violating U.S. money laundering statutes. Along with Lebedev, Pastor Trevon Gross was convicted in March,
In Brief Diagnosis is Key Medical diagnosis is a field that doesn’t want to be left behind as more technology takes over health care — and rightly so. Arriving at a correct diagnosis faster can spell the difference between a life lost and a life saved. To wit, a novel method has just been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that allows faster allergy diagnosis using just a single drop of blood. The test was developed