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TURN Network Releases Revolutionary Public Chain Whitepaper: Building Infrastructure for Full On-Chain Gaming, Ushering in a New Era of Decentralized Gaming in the 5G Age

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Monday, February 12, 2024

TURN Network is primarily focused on building infrastructure for fully on-chain gaming.

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  • TURN Network is primarily focused on building infrastructure for fully on-chain gaming.
  • As we transition into the 5G era, this innovative architecture from TURN Network significantly improves the network's overall performance and paves the way for new possibilities in digital gaming.
  • The TURN Network introduces an innovative sharding mechanism that divides the network into multiple sub-chains, known as Bubble Chains.
  • TURN Network, through its innovative approaches, is establishing its position in the fast-evolving blockchain gaming industry.

A new generation of spaceplanes is taking advantage of the latest in technology

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

However, the US space agency’s replacement for this vehicle, Orion, returned to the conical capsule design familiar from the Apollo missions.

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  • However, the US space agency’s replacement for this vehicle, Orion, returned to the conical capsule design familiar from the Apollo missions.
  • This was because Nasa intended that this newer craft be used for exploring targets in deep space, such as the Moon.
  • A runway also allows ground support crews and infrastructure to be ready at the landing location.

Cost and complexity


But spaceplanes are more complex and heavier than an equivalent capsule. The winged body shape poses a particular challenge for designing thermal protection systems (TPS) – the heat-resistant materials that protect the craft from scorching temperatures on re-entry. These additional costs mean it’s impractical to design a spaceplane for a single flight. They need to be used again and again to be viable.

  • A military spaceplane project called Dyna-Soar was started in the US in 1957, then cancelled just after construction started.
  • Other space agencies invested in the 1980s and 1990s, in Europe, with the Hermes spaceplane, and Japan, with the HOPE vehicle.
  • Both programmes were cancelled in large part because of cost.

Feeling the heat

  • Spaceplanes have specific requirements for the final part of their journeys – as they return from space.
  • A blunt nose design (where the edge of the spacecraft is rounded) is an ideal shape because it reduces build-up of heat at the foremost part of the vehicle.
  • The space shuttle TPS included ceramic tiles that were especially heat resistant and a reinforced carbon-carbon matrix that was capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 2400°C.
  • This resulted from a piece of insulating foam flying off the shuttle’s external tank during Columbia’s launch and hitting the wing.

Current vehicles

  • Little information is available on China’s Shenlong, but the US military’s X-37B is better known.
  • The ability to return comparatively fragile cargo to the surface because of a softer landing is a key capability.

Future developments

  • However, concepts such as the Skylon vehicle are leading to technical developments that could eventually support development of an SSTO craft.
  • For the foreseeable future, spaceplanes look promising for the following reasons: new design techniques, improved materials for the TPS, advanced computer modelling and simulation tools for optimising different aspects of design and flight parameters and continuous improvements in propulsion systems.
  • Given that several governments, space agencies, and private companies worldwide are investing heavily in spaceplane research and development, we could see a future where flights with these vehicles become routine.


The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Bitcoin Infrastructure Builder Bitlight Labs' Seed Round Led by Gate Ventures, Gate.io’s VC Arm

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Since Satoshi Nakamoto launched the first node in 2009, Bitcoin has proven to be the safest decentralized network.

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  • Since Satoshi Nakamoto launched the first node in 2009, Bitcoin has proven to be the safest decentralized network.
  • The Lightning Network (LN), a Bitcoin scaling solution capable of ~1 million transactions per second (TPS), was developed based on the concept of off-chain protocols, allowing instant Bitcoin transactions.
  • Centred on Really Good for Bitcoin (RGB) protocols, Bitlight Labs offers scalability over layer 2 and 3 solutions while maintaining Bitcoin-level safety and privacy guarantees.
  • Kevin Yang, Managing Partner at Gate Ventures, said: “People have been criticizing Bitcoin as too slow in technical development.

Formerra Launches New Nordic Hub to Power Global Healthcare Innovation

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Monday, February 5, 2024

The new Nordic hub underscores Formerra's commitment to providing tailored solutions to customers where needed in support of meeting the stringent requirements of the healthcare industry.

Key Points: 
  • The new Nordic hub underscores Formerra's commitment to providing tailored solutions to customers where needed in support of meeting the stringent requirements of the healthcare industry.
  • "With this new facility, Formerra is expanding geographically and, at the same time, intensifying our focus on the healthcare sector, where precision, reliability, and rapid innovation are paramount," explains Cathy Dodd, Chief Executive Officer at Formerra.
  • This network expansion further represents Formerra's deep understanding of the healthcare industry's challenges, ranging from the growing government regulations to global trade requirements.
  • TPS has officially been renamed Formerra, a significant milestone in integrating this important acquisition and expanding the Formerra brand and presence into Europe.

Nibiru Chain Secures $12 Million to Fuel Developer-Focused L1 Blockchain

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Monday, February 5, 2024

DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nibiru Chain , a general-purpose layer 1 blockchain, has successfully closed its latest round of funding, securing $12 million to set the stage for an ambitious phase of growth.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nibiru Chain , a general-purpose layer 1 blockchain, has successfully closed its latest round of funding, securing $12 million to set the stage for an ambitious phase of growth.
  • Developers build on Nibiru Chain with confidence, leveraging CosmWasm smart contracts for enhanced security or the familiarity of the EVM.
  • At its core, Nibiru Chain is driven to create the optimal environment for developers and users.
  • - Allen Su, General Partner at ArkStream Capital
    In 2024, Nibiru Chain sets its sights on expanding the ecosystem.

Tookitaki Announces Rebranding of its AML Suite to FinCense to reflect the enhanced capabilities of the platform

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Monday, February 5, 2024

This strategic move is aimed at better representing the enhanced capabilities of its compliance platform, which now seamlessly addresses both fraud and AML risks.

Key Points: 
  • This strategic move is aimed at better representing the enhanced capabilities of its compliance platform, which now seamlessly addresses both fraud and AML risks.
  • The convergence of fraud and AML challenges has reshaped the compliance landscape, leading financial institutions to seek a unified solution.
  • FinCense fosters collaboration between fraud and AML prevention, with a comprehensive platform adept at handling both domains' complexities.
  • FinCense is built for scale by processing billions of transactions with high throughput at 200 TPS for real-time fraud prevention.

Tookitaki Announces Rebranding of its AML Suite to FinCense to reflect the enhanced capabilities of the platform

Retrieved on: 
Monday, February 5, 2024

This strategic move is aimed at better representing the enhanced capabilities of its compliance platform, which now seamlessly addresses both fraud and AML risks.

Key Points: 
  • This strategic move is aimed at better representing the enhanced capabilities of its compliance platform, which now seamlessly addresses both fraud and AML risks.
  • The convergence of fraud and AML challenges has reshaped the compliance landscape, leading financial institutions to seek a unified solution.
  • FinCense fosters collaboration between fraud and AML prevention, with a comprehensive platform adept at handling both domains' complexities.
  • FinCense is built for scale by processing billions of transactions with high throughput at 200 TPS for real-time fraud prevention.

Immutep Quarterly Activities Report Q2 FY24

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Jan. 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immutep Limited (ASX: IMM; NASDAQ: IMMP) ("Immutep” or “the Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel LAG-3 immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmune disease, provides an update on the ongoing development of its product candidates, eftilagimod alpha (efti) and IMP761 for the quarter ended 31 December 2023 (Q2 FY24).

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  • Cash receipts from customers in Q2 FY24 were $38k, compared to $132k in Q1 FY24.
  • The net cash used in G&A activities in the quarter was $0.8 million, compared to $1.6 million in Q1 FY24.
  • The net cash used in R&D activities in the quarter was $6.9 million, compared to $9.7 million in Q1 FY24.
  • Total net cash outflows used in operating activities in the quarter were $5.5 million compared to $12.9 million in Q1 FY24.

Braavos Announces Strategic Developer Partnership with Starknet Foundation

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Braavos, a pioneering smart-contract wallet, announces its Developer Partnership with the Starknet Foundation, which fosters research, development, and the expansion of Starknet and supporting technologies. This partnership empowers the creation of improved user features, including a portfolio tracker and a next-generation, multi-sig accounts, that harness Starknet's native account abstraction capabilities. It also seeks to enhance the developer experience using new ecosystem libraries and promotes ecosystem growth through hackathons and community building.

Key Points: 
  • TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Braavos , a pioneering smart-contract wallet, announces its Developer Partnership with the Starknet Foundation, which fosters research, development, and the expansion of Starknet and supporting technologies.
  • The synergy between Braavos and Starknet Foundation promises to contribute significantly to the continued growth of the Starknet ecosystem.
  • Motty Lavie, CEO and Co-founder of Braavos, added, "We are thrilled to collaborate on this developer partnership with the Starknet Foundation.
  • To learn more about the Braavos and Starknet Developer Partnership please visit the Braavos Website: https://braavos.app/starknet-strategic-development-partnership-braavos-w...

MicroVisionChain Celebrates First Anniversary: Mainnet Launch and F2pool Listing of SPACE

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Macau, China , Jan. 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroVisionChain (MVC), a high-performance Bitcoin layer 2 chain, is celebrating its first anniversary since the mainnet launch.

Key Points: 
  • Macau, China , Jan. 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroVisionChain (MVC), a high-performance Bitcoin layer 2 chain, is celebrating its first anniversary since the mainnet launch.
  • MVC, which utilizes UTXO and PoW consensus, is renowned for its high performance, low fees, and decentralization.
  • Its native coin, SPACE, is a top 3 PoW chain in terms of hash rate and uses the same SHA256d mining algorithm as Bitcoin, making Bitcoin ASICs usable for mining space.
  • MVC's journey began with a fair launch on January 26, 2023, with no presale, VCs, ICO, IDO, or IPO.