WinkyVerse, the metaverse teaching kids about the technologies of the future

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Mainbot, a French start-up incubated at Ecole Polytechnique, is seeking to create the first educational metaverse through an entire blockchain ecosystem. Dubbed the WinkyVerse, it is aimed at children age five to 12 to help them understand the technologies of the future. Metaverse is a word on everyone’s lips right now, it seems. A French start-up called Mainbot, incubated at Ecole Polytechnique, has just announced the creation of its own metaverse, the WinkyVerse. Its goal is to create a digital universe to introduce children to still relatively little-known technologies such as blockchain, c… Read More “WinkyVerse, the metaverse teaching kids about the technologies of the future”

Last Week Marked A Huge Milestone For Crypto

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After years in the making, it finally happened… Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF DebutsOn October 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the first-ever bitcoin ETF. On October 19, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. This is a big, big milestone. In short, this new ETF makes it easier than ever to access bitcoin (BTC)—through the stock market. It’s an opportunity for millions of investors who want exposure to bitcoin without having to open a dedicated crypto account. Owning BITO isn’t… Read More “Last Week Marked A Huge Milestone For Crypto”

Another Super Smash Bros. knock off fighting game may be coming

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Following the initial success of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, it looks like WB Games wants to also jump on the trend. Some leaks have led the Smash community to believe that WB Games is working on a platform fighter very similar to Super Smash Bros. but with WB characters instead. The screenshots were initially shared by Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma on Twitter. “Y’all thought I was lying, huh?” Hungrybox tweeted. Attached was a screenshot of the alleged character selection screen, which contained fighter icons representing characters from Stephen Universe, Rick & Morty, Batman, Adventure Time, Sup… Read More “Another Super Smash Bros. knock off fighting game may be coming”

The Online Harassment of Meghan Markle Was Coordinated by a Few Dozen Twitter Users

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By Kirk Miller The online hate against Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was carried out by just a few Twitter accounts in a coordinated attack, according to to the Twitter analytics service Bot Sentinel. As reported by BuzzFeed News, just 83 Twitter accounts were responsible for approximately 70% of the negative content on the couple. Those 83 accounts, however, did have 187,631 followers. And overall, the report suggested the negative campaign by such few people could actually reach 17 million users. “There’s no motive,” as Bot Sentinel CEO Christopher Bouzy told BuzzFeed. “A… Read More “The Online Harassment of Meghan Markle Was Coordinated by a Few Dozen Twitter Users”

3 Ways ESG Regulation May Aid the Financial Industry

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Environment, Social, Governance. These words have become rather ubiquitous in recent years, with just about every firm or financial institution touting their ESG practices. The United States ESG investment market alone grew 42% from 2018 to 2020, contributing $17.1 trillion of the $35.3 trillion total across five major investment markets. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Unfortunately, these claims of sustainability or social consciousness can be shallow at best, deliberately misleading at worst, and governing bodies are starting to intervene. In the EU, for example, the Sustai… Read More “3 Ways ESG Regulation May Aid the Financial Industry”

SoFaygo Knocks on the Door of Success With a Hit Song and Cactus Jack Deal

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Show & ProveInterview: Kemet HighEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. SoFaygo knew what his calling was as a preschooler. Likely before he could even spell microphone the young dream chaser told his mother that he was going to pursue a rap career, to which she firmly responded, “Hell no, you not being no rapper.” Mom’s guard eventually let down and considering his recent success, he has her full support. After building a roaring buzz in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene and on SoundCloud through his adolescent years, SoFaygo, 20… Read More “SoFaygo Knocks on the Door of Success With a Hit Song and Cactus Jack Deal”

Azerbaijan to increase judicial, law enforcement spending in 2022

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By Trend The spending of the state budget of Azerbaijan on judicial and law enforcement spheres in 2022 is expected to exceed 2.36 billion manat ($1.39 billion), Trend reports citing the draft law ‘On the state budget of Azerbaijan for 2022’, published in the official press on Oct.27. Budget spending on the above spheres will grow by 12.9 percent, while in the 2021 budget, it was planned to allocate nearly 2.09 billion manat ($1.23 billion) for this purpose. In the structure of judicial and law enforcement expenditures in the draft budget for next year, 110.39 million manat ($64.94 million) wi… Read More “Azerbaijan to increase judicial, law enforcement spending in 2022”

Face masks meet scary masks: Keeping Halloween safely spooky in 2021

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Got a bad conscience for handing out large amounts of sugar to trick-or-treaters at Halloween? Or because you don’t want to open your front door because of the pandemic? You don’t have to feel guilty: Neither do the parents going from door to door with their children in spooky costumes. The important thing is to be considerate of others and keep things in moderation. With these three tips, Halloween 2021 will be a successful celebration of all things horror. 1. Remember, the pandemic isn’t over Unlike in 2020, when governments were advising against trick or treating from door to door due to th… Read More “Face masks meet scary masks: Keeping Halloween safely spooky in 2021”

The clocks going back hits both you and your pet

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It’s not just humans who have to adjust to the end of summer time. When daylight saving time ends in October/November, pets around the World will be left waiting an hour longer for their food. No big deal though, right? Actually, animal welfare experts say waiting longer for food can be a major adjustment for many pets. Most pets notice if something changes in their daily routine, explains Sarah Ross from the Four Paws animal welfare foundation. She recommends delaying feeding, going for a walk and napping in the days leading up to the time change. A slow changeover makes sense for pets that a… Read More “The clocks going back hits both you and your pet”

Baylor Freshman Langston Love Is Out For The Season After Tearing His ACL

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Four-star recruit Langston Love has torn his ACL just two weeks before No. 8 Baylor starts their regular season on November 12. Love will be out for the remainder of the season. Baylor is the defending NCAA men’s basketball champion after going face to face with fellow No. 1 seed Gonzaga and in the end, defeating them 86-70. During that 2021 March Madness run, Love was playing high school basketball and had already made quite the name for himself. He signed with Baylor in July of 2020 after his Junior year. The freshman shooting guard, who was playing in a preseason scrimmage against Texas A&M… Read More “Baylor Freshman Langston Love Is Out For The Season After Tearing His ACL”