Data Is The New Oil, Blockchain Company Sets Up AI To Analyze Data

Blockchain startup Bitfury, the company which has recently hit a valuation of more than 1 billion dollars, launched an artificial intelligence unit (AI) to dig deeper and investigate data.

Blockchain, the decentralised digital ledger, became so important as the application it put up, the virtual currency Bitcoin rose to fame with massive adoption. The technology, that further developed in to the public and private sectors, has attracted worldwide attention for its ability to permanently register and track assets or transactions in all industries. Artificial intelligence is one of the technology sectors that attracted large funds to the technology this year.

The European blockchain company, The Bitfury Group, is setting up its artificial intelligence division (IS), the company’s chief executive officer told Reuters in a recent interview. Data is becoming the next oil, says Valery Vavilov, co-founder and CEO of the firm. He added that the company collected so much information that only 2% of this data could be analyzed so far; 98% is still awaiting analysis.

According to reports, the unit of artificial intelligence is still exploring the range of products it offers, and more details are expected by the end of this year or early next year.

Bitfury is supported by significant investors, who collected $ 80 million from risk firms such as Digital Galaxy, Macquarie Capital and Dentsu. The blockchain company was also exploring the making of an initial public offer or IPO last year, possibly in Amsterdam, London or Hong Kong.

ADIFO – A Revolutionary, Fully Functional Flying Saucer Just Like A UFO

For many decades, UFOs were more a chimera of the mind of a science fiction filmmaker than anything else. But now, Romanian engineers Razan Sabie and Iosif Taposu managed to create a flying object in the form of a flying saucer. The name given to this device is ADIFO, whose acronym means Object flying in all directions.

It has propellers that allow it to take off and land properly. In turn, it has a propulsion system in the rear that makes it accelerate. If we combine the two things, we realize that the dish is so maneuverable that it is possible that it even turns around.

As for the possibility of creating a UFO of this type with dimensions similar to those used in science fiction, the creators are cautious: “It would be a revolutionary new flight paradigm.”

ADIFO can not only fly, but it is also useful to the extreme because it can take any direction through its design. In addition, it is extremely manageable because its dimensions do not exceed one meter in diameter.

“The aerodynamics of this aircraft is the result of more than two decades of work and is very well argued, confirmed by computer simulations and wind tunnel tests,” says Razan Sabie. The flying device works in a manner very similar to that of a drone and, to develop it, its creators have spent years working. For their creation, they were based on the posterior cross section of the body of a dolphin. It has also been tested in the wind tunnel.

Krepling Weighs In Against Competitors With Affordable Price Ranges

The world of e-commerce has transformed the way individuals work and spend their monthly earnings. It is changing a vast spectrum of the economy and some of the companies behind this extravaganza have already become household names.

Krepling​ is the new and exciting startup looking to capitalize on this recent market growth with it’s highly innovative platform and ​the variaty of tech giants it incorporated within it’s framework.

In addition to making its founders known market challengers, it’s platform has created a strong interest in business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Krepling is the product of Liam J.E Gerada, and Travis Gerada. It was only a few months ago when the duo created the platform with Liam sitting with his head deep in his previous fashion startup selling high priced footwear and clothing according to this month’s featured story by David Smooke’s HackerNoon.

But how does Krepling fair against its multi-billion dollar competitors? To start off such an analogy, one must simply look it the number of competitors Krepling has and whether or not they are actually even competing with some of them. Krepling has been known to adopt several other forms of technology to better its platform, for example; Krepling adapts the Weebly builder to allow its users to build their websites, which was recently acquired by Square for $365 million. This does not only allow for Krepling users to have the widest range of some of the best e-commerce tech through one interface, but this also plays a key role in how Krepling tackles its market competitors.

Does this mean Krepling is not really competing with Square? Well not entirely. Although it is providing Square with potential revenue, it is also capitalizing on“potential profit” in the eyes of Square. Krepling incorporates other forms of tech and services into its platform, such as customizable hosting options, email account management, domain management, and services ranging from practically anything under the sun. It is this that creates a wider range of resources for its users and keeps its users from simply just purchasing Weebly instead. It is for this reason Krepling has begun to excite users and investors.

What about price? When you weigh in the big competitors like Shopify and BigCommerce, Krepling is practically half price. Krepling’s plans range from $15–35/month with 3% transaction fees. That is cheaper than all of it’s leading competitors, with the Shopify’s cheapest option only weighing in at $29/month with 3% transaction fees.

In order to save on transaction fees, the likes of Volusion, 3dcart, and BigCommerce require you to spend extra on their premium plans each within the price range of $100–200/month which in return they all offer as little as 2.5% on transaction fees. Krepling requires its users to purchase its most premium plan at a price of$35/month in which it guarantees users 0% on transaction fees.

Krepling is undoubtedly looking to compete with its highly affordable price range but how does it rank when it comes to overall design and functionality. As stated previously, Krepling uses the Weebly builder for most of its e-commerce features and incorporates other programs along the way. This mix and match of different programs come together very nicely through the interface, allowing users to jump from the e-commerce side of things to the business side of things. What Krepling does excellently is creating the process of hiring marketing and SEO services through a few simple clicks. This is something most major platforms have battled to do, whether it’s overpriced gigs or stretchy approaches, most platforms have dropped this side of e-commerce entirely. Kreplings current CEO stressed the importance of “helping the user create a successful business”, which is something that elevates Krepling even further.

Krepling has adopted a similar structure to that of Fiver, thus allowing its users to purchase services to help better their businesses. Unlike a lot of their options, this is not restricted to people who host or build their business with Krepling. These services are open to everyone, something the other platforms don’t do either. No one is denying Krepling has huge upside market potential. Its way of competing and doing business is unique and scary for the opposition. Small business owners can only get excited by such a new innovative platform with such a variety of customization and abilities available at one’s fingertips.If you are an Investor get on board. If you are a business owner, sign up now.

University Researchers Create A Zoom Lens That Activates On Blinking

Having a superhuman vision will be possible in two years, according to researchers from the University of San Diego (California). This team has created robotic lenses controlled by small muscle movements to zoom in and out (with zoom effect) and in the blink of an eye, that is, with a single blink. Smart contact lenses are made of polymers (chemicals) that expand when an electric current is applied and are controlled by five electrodes that surround the eyes. When the polymer becomes more convex, the lens focuses effectively. “The man-machine interface has developed between the human eye and a biometric lens that is made of electroactive polymer films,” says the report.

Do not press any button like on the cameras. In this case, the lens detects electrooculographic signals (the intensity of the movement of the eyes and eyelids that allow to measure the state of the muscles). There is an electric field in the tissues surrounding the human eye and a measurable potential difference between the front and the back of the eye, so when electrodes are placed on the skin around the eye, that difference can be measured when the eye does it move. “The world of contactology is changing a lot. For example, we have contact lenses with sensors that can measure both intraocular pressure and sugar levels, ”says Dr. Jesús Merayo, director of the University Institute of the Fernández-Vega Ophthalmological Foundation.

But this system, which is still in preliminary phase, is controlled by manual or pre-designed programs. Normally, the eye receives ambient light stimuli. The light passes through the transparent media and the lens of the eye forms an inverted image in the retina. That is where specialized cells transform the image into nerve impulses. With this invention, electrooculography signals generated by eye movements (up, down or from right to left, and vice versa) are used, which help control movement and focal length. “Smart lenses can be the future for visual prostheses, adjustable glasses and remote robotics,” says the report.

Forget Selfies: New Platform Helps Travelers Hire Reliable Local Photographers

Photographs are the best way to keep memories of a trip. But there is always someone who does not appear in the pictures, unless it is done by a person outside the group. For this reason and because the need to photograph every moment and immortalize each step prevents us from enjoying the moment, a platform where travelers hire local photographers to be able to enjoy the trip better and make sure that there is never a missing person in the photographs taken. I realized that there is always someone missing in the photos, we are never all, says Belén Huerta, one of the founders of the platform that allows the traveler to live the destination without looking at it through a screen.

“How could it be otherwise, the idea came traveling,” says Huerta, who launched the project after traveling through the United States and translate the idea into its TFG. Since January it has been active platform but, in reality, it is in March when they began to invoice and capture the memories that people most appreciate about travel. Despite its short journey, this idea, which was born from two Valencians in the world of communication, already has more than 270 clients on the web and 58,050 photos sent to its customers.

The photographers also serve as a guide when recommending places to visit or where to eat since they are people from the area. “The advantage is that the photographer knows corners of the city that travel guides do not show, so it is a plus that we add to the travel experience,” says Huerta after ensuring that the client sees who is hiring since the Photographers have a profile with all their information on the platform.

Currently, they have more than 300 registered photographers scattered around Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Seville, Córdoba, Alicante and Malaga but also in international destinations such as Paris, Rome, Porto or Amsterdam. These, before being part of the Saytrip team, must be registered on the web and contribute previously made work so that the platform can evaluate them and thus begin to form part of the company. In addition, the platform opens service in some city when it has between six and seven photographers on that site. Also, if the place you want to visit the platform does not have professionals, from Saytrip they give the option of people bring their photographers.

The company does not have a closed price but the photographers, being self-employed, are those who establish the hours they want to work and the prices of their service. Thus, the price range ranges from 18 euros per hour to photographers who are charging 185 euros per hour . This variation is due, according to the founder, that not all photographers “are professionals.” But this, in the opinion of the founder, does not affect since it is the client who chooses the photographer he wants. The client knows at all times who is hiring since the profile comes out if he is a professional photographer.

This work is “an extra for the photographer” as it can combine this occupation with any other by establishing each one’s work rhythm. In addition, this form, in Huerta’s opinion, “serves the photographer to meet more people around the world by working, as has already happened, with clients from Indonesia or Australia.”

Once the photographer has taken the photographs, he has to send them to the platform to pass the quality process and, within a maximum period of three days, the client receives the original and edited photographs. In addition, according to Huerta, what they do sometimes is to send some of the images by WhatsApp to the client at the same time so that they can have some instantly.

Promote Social Inclusion, Stresses Women Startup Summit India Participants

India offers an ecosystem that provides far stronger participation from women entrepreneurs, removing barriers that prevent them from starting commercial projects, said organizers of the Women’s Startup Summit, which took place in Kochi, the initial center of the Indian state of Kerala. .

It was also shown that most women who were educated in high-level skills, such as Kerala, had not yet realized their potential in business ventures. “Proposals and issues raised at such meetings will have an impact on the council’s decision,” she added in the inaugural address that day, which was held in collaboration with the Native Women’s Network in the Confederation Industry.

It is a mistake to maintain the general belief that new companies are systematically linked to new and innovative products. “There are products based on needs and others based on possibilities. Women must use their great potential,” he said.

The meeting was an opportunity for women to restore business opportunities that are often missed due to system failures. Because women have proven their superiority in higher education, KSUM must promote their professional profile by facilitating opportunities.

The meeting took place in the context of 13% women’s participation in the ecological ecosystem of Kerala and a proactive approach by the state government to increase women’s participation in this sector.