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Decentralized cloud Akash Network integrates with Equinix Metal

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Akash Network, a cloud platform built for DeFi, and decentralized projects, has announced it will be integrating with Equinix Metal to enable developers and companies to decentralize their cloud infrastructure through Akash DeCloud: Mainnet 2. Equinix is the world’s largest data center and colocation infrastructure provider, with 220 data centers in 25 countries.

Akash + Equinix

Through Equinix Metal, Equinix’s on-demand and interconnected bare metal service, Akash Network will be able to provide developers, companies, and projects across the blockchain ecosystem with a faster, more efficient, and lower-cost decentralized cloud alternative, with nearly unlimited use-cases. Eventually, they plan to expand to high-growth industries like machine learning, AI, and deep learning.

To start, Akash Network will enable a vibrant and growing, interconnected, and interoperable Cosmos ecosystem, beginning with non-critical workloads and eventually full nodes, to run on a decentralized high-performance non-custodial cloud at a lower cost.

“This is the first time that Equinix Metal’s interconnected data center network will be accessible on a decentralized open-source cloud. We’re excited to build on Equinix to offer developers and DevOps in the decentralized ecosystem a fast, efficient, and lower cost decentralized cloud alternative.”
– Greg Osuri, CEO of Akash Network

With Equinix’s global footprint and the functionality of Akash, users can deploy applications on an unprecedented scale. Middleware is needed to improve performance that can be built by developers for their needs. In order to deliver superior experiences, developers need to be able to build their own silver bullet. The ability to deploy trusted middleware in a permissionless and unstoppable way that is neither limited nor stateless allows for greater flexibility and quality performance, all at a reduced cost.

“Akash makes foundational digital infrastructure more consumable and more secure, opening the door to all kinds of use-cases. As enterprises and startups alike continue to wrestle with how to confidently scale in an increasingly decentralized world, platforms like Akash provide a compelling new option.”
– Jacob Smith, Equinix VP of Bare Metal Marketing & Strategy

By providing unused cloud capacity in a market-driven price format versus a traditional and central mechanism that determines price; Akash allows for price efficiency and lower cost computing determined by a free market. The platform expands access to Equinix Metal’s powerful bare metal infrastructure and supports new use-cases across the emerging blockchain industry.

This advances the blockchain ecosystem at large, especially decentralized finance (DeFi), applications (dApps), validators, and organizations (DAO’s), as it provides developers with a non-custodial, permissionless and secure cloud computing alternative.

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Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/03/04/decentralized-cloud-akash-network-integrates-with-equinix-metal/

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Ethernity Chain Immortalizes Tony Hawk’s Last 540 Skate Trick With NFT

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[Press Release – Los Angeles, California, 12th May, 2021]

Iconic skater Tony Hawk will soon have his own NFT thanks to the Ethernity Chain platform. The new NFT collection will launch on Wednesday May 12 at 12PM ET and be available for 24 hours.

Hawk recently performed what he insists will be HIS last ever “540” skate trick, and the moment in time will be preserved for eternity as an authenticated NFT (aNFT). The winning bidder will also receive the actual skateboard and shoes used in the final trick.

The legendary skater’s last ever 540 constitutes just part of a coveted collection co-created by influential digital artist Ondrej Zunka, a boyhood fan of Hawk.

“Birdman” will also provide one of his own skateboards, modeled after the inverted handstand and represented as an aNFT. Ethernity plans to raffle the skateboard randomly to a buyer of the aNFT.

The collection is completed by Graffiti Wall, a colorful artwork featuring contributions from skating enthusiasts in the form of messages, drawings and slogans etched on a blank canvas.

“I spend a lot of time around skateparks and there’s always a lot of graffiti everywhere, so I made this public Graffiti Wall inviting friends, family and the public to add a note to Tony,” said Zunka.

“I’ve created a texture from all of these messages and projected them onto the ramps, so whoever participated is now part of these two NFTs.”

Ethernity, which is committed to bringing legendary figures, real world collectibles, and fan engagement to blockchain, recently released aNFTs of Muhammad Ali, Pelé and baseball star Fernando Tatlis Jr. As with Hawk’s collection, each auction also included physical collectibles such as custom baseball bats and gloves worn by the boxer.

About Ethernity

Ethernity is exploring applications for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) within the context of art and philanthropy. It provides a way for celebrities and public figures to endorse digital artwork created by renowned artists. Anyone can purchase each limited edition artwork, with a portion of the proceeds going to charitable causes that the celebrity supports. Ethernity was founded by early Bitcoin investor and NFT innovator Nick Rose Ntertsas.

Learn more: http://ethernity.io/

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BitMEX Executives to Face Trial in March 2022

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The executives of the derivatives trading platform – BitMEX – will face trial in March next year. The money laundering case will come 18 months after charges were first filed. The former members of BitMEX can face up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if found guilty.

The Trio Heads to Trial

Last year, US officials accused the CEO of the company Arthur Hayes, the co-founder Benjamin Delo, and the chief technology officer Samuel Reed of violating the Bank Secrecy Act. Moreover, the members of BitMEX were served with money-laundering charges.

On May 11th – 18 months after the first accusations against them – New York District Judge John Koeltl set the trial date for March 28th, 2022. Furthermore, Gregory Dwyer – BitMEX’s head of business development – also faces charges but will appear in court separately.

Even though the company’s headquarters are in the Seychelles, the US Department of Justice accused BitMEX of failing to apply anti-money laundering procedures while doing business with US-based customers.

Interestingly enough, the ex-CEO of BitMEX – Arthur Hayes – said that the exotic island was a more convenient place for business as it was much easier to bribe Seychelles’ authorities rather than the US ones. The former executives of the cryptocurrency exchange could face a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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Where Was Arthur Hayes?

Attorney Jessica Greenwood told the court that Hayes has ”discussed a surrender date of April 6th, 2021 in Hawaii.” She added that ”the plan is to notify the Court in advance of that appearance and discuss logistics” around his submission.

As CryptoPotato reported, even after his remote announcement Hayes continued to reside abroad and explained that he would only visit the United States whenever has to face the trial in New York.

In the end, the former BitMEX CEO indeed turned himself in on April 6th, 2021. However, the officials released him on a $10 million bond pending the future court process.

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dotmoovs Raises $840,000 From Strategic Investors and Partners

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[Press Release – Tallinn, Estonia, 12th May, 2021]

dotmoovs, an NFT platform powered by advanced computer vision algorithms has successfully completed a private funding round of $840,000 from notable investors. Amongst the investors are Moonrock Capital, Morningstar Ventures, Spark Digital Capital, Ascensive Assets, Rarestone, Building Blocks, MarketAcross, AU21 and GBV Capital.

The sports industry needs a solution for giving everyone a real chance to earn from their skills. dotmoovs is designed to bridge the gap between physical and geographic limitations, assessment of skill and finally – monetisation. Our vision is to build a powerful sports platform where everyone can challenge their friends or any other similar skilled players in the World for a challenge in their favourite sport.

“We are proud to have such notable investors joining us in building the first crypto mobile worldwide sports competitive environment. We know they can boost our growth and provide industry specific insight and knowledge which will be a deciding factor for us” said Ricardo Martins Costa, head of growth of dotmoovs.

“Our vision is a robust platform powered by blockchain and a state-of-the-art AI system that can analyse videos of players performing sports challenges in real-time” Ricardo adds.

“Moonrock Capital and Morningstar Ventures have come together to assist in incubating and bringing the dotmoovs project together. We are grateful and honored by the trust shown by dotmoovs’ team to become their official incubators and lead investors. Working closely with the team for some time now, we are highly impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and what they’ve developed so far. We are very excited to see this ambitious and revolutionary project come to life – combining sports, blockchain, and NFTs with dotmoovs’ vision of growth. The level of their supporting technology is not something we see every day. For these reasons, we are thrilled to be a part of dotmoovs’ journey and helping them achieve their vision.” said Simon Dedic, Managing Partner Moonrock Capital, and Danilo Carlucci, CIO Morningstar Ventures.

About dotmoovs

dotmoovs is the first crypto mobile worldwide competitive environment. The platforms allow users to compete with others around the world just by bringing their skills, ambition, and smartphone. dotmoov’s AI-based video referee will assess their performance in real-time. Powered by blockchain technology, sport competition will enable fair challenges and access to unique digital assets.

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