Irish Banking Industry Announces Blockchain Education Platform

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Blockchain technologies, which store blocks of information that are distributed across a network, are seen as a major breakthrough as they bring about high levels of traceability and security in economic transactions online.

While most commonly associated to date with cryptocurrencies, they are expected to affect digital services and transform business models in a wide range of areas, including healthcare, insurance, finance, energy, logistics, intellectual property rights management and government services.

The Irish banking industry has been working together with software vendors on a new education platform based on blockchain technology that’s goal is to reduce operational and regulatory risk in the sector.

The new software will be used for supporting verification, tracking, and management of regulatory and other professional qualifications. It is planned to reduce operational and regulatory risks and related costs with compliance with the Central Bank of Ireland’s Minimum Competency Code (MCC) and Fitness and Probity regimes for financial institutions.

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JP Morgan is developing the Ethereum (ETH) flavor of blockchain

JP Morgan financial group has reportedly developed a new security feature which has been built to work within a brand within the Ethereum blockchain. The JP Morgan U.S. investment bank as already known has been putting many efforts into the research of blockchain.

JPMORGAN CHASE Etherium

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C++ Math Functions

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C++ has many mathematical library functions that allow you to perform math tasks on integer, float and double-precision numbers.
Max and min

The max(x,y) function can be used to find the highest value of x and y:

Example

cout << max(1, 2);

Prints “2”

And the min(x,y) function can be used to find the lowest value of of x and y:

Example

cout << min(1, 2);

Prints “1”

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Microsoft Excel Has Built-In Bitcoin Currency

“Microsoft has partnered with Bitcoin” – some users on social networks are joking now. But here is the proof screenshot:

Excel-Bitcoin

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Telegram Blockchain project Reaches Beta Dev Stage, Insider Information

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Recently, at IQ Direct, we’ve noticed that Button team published a twitter post which explains how the recently launched Wallet for Telegram’s new blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON) works. Telegram is a secure piece of software, developed by Russian developer, with almost two billion dollars raised in funding. If its tokens retain near their initial value, Telegram is likely to debut near the top of the market capitalization rankings. According to Button Wallet, Blockchain does a tremendous job in custom software development. Furthermore, Telegram Open Network is planning to count transactions between the users using sharding. Shard is a blockchain development term, that means connection with other shard and shardchains which can interconnect with each other via Hypercube routing. TON will have a masterchain and shardchain as a siginficant part of it’s network. To give its users a fast experience, Telegram plans of using shardchain for its three hundred million users.

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Huawei Develops its Own Operating System instead of Android. What is Known About It?

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Prevented by Google from using the Android operating system, in the United States, the technology giant Huawei poses new challenges.

The android development company, according to relevant publications, is working on its own operating system called HongMeng.

"We prepared our own operating system, this is our plan B. But, of course, we would prefer to work with Google and Microsoft ecosystems",  one of the executive directors of the company, Richard U, told the German newspaper Die Welt in March.

“They [Huawei] already have a system, but they are not ready to [launch it],” said Wong Kam Fai, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, to France Press. now they must speed up."

Huawei Honor 20: the company introduced a new smartphone. But did not say anything about the sanctions

According to the source of the publication Huawei Central, specializing in technology news about the corporation, the new system will be called HongMeng OS.

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Which Multi-Billionaire Companies Are Investing in Blockchain?

How much is a billion? A billion of anything, let alone dollars, is a lot.  A billion is 1,000 million. If you stack one billion $1 banknotes on top of each other, the pile would reach 68 miles upwards into the sky.

When it comes to investing money, whenever you hear of a billion dollars being spent, you just know that there is serious money to be made.

One raising as a rocket industry where billions are being spent is blockchain. And this number is growing drastically every year.

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Docker Images of Alpine Linux Had Hardcoded Passwords Flaw

Experts warned that the Alpine Linux Docker images, which had been distributed through the official Docker Hub for about three years, used an empty password (NULL) for the root account. The problem affected all versions of Alpine Linux since 3.3. It is worth noting that Alpine Linux is one of the most popular distributions on the Docker Hub, with more than 10,000,000 installations.

The vulnerability received the identifier CVE-2019-5021, and in this case it is interesting that it was not discovered for the first time. The problem was already paid attention in August 2015 and corrected in November. But only three weeks after the patch was released, in December 2015, the bug accidentally returned to the code, and was seen again only in January of this year by analysts. At first it was thought that the problem only affected the Glider Labs Alpine Linux image, but then it became clear that the official images had also suffered.

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RFID: Radio Frequency Identification Systems

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for automatic contactless identification of objects using a radio frequency communication channel. Now this technology has no analogues, and its use has become so popular that, according to experts, RFID will soon replace bar-coding technology.
1. A basic RFID system consists of
radio frequency tag;
information reader (reader);
computer for information processing.
The identification of objects is carried out using a unique digital code that is read from the memory of the electronic tag attached to the identification object. The reader contains a transmitter and an antenna through which the electromagnetic field of a certain frequency is radiated. The radio-frequency tags that fall within the range of the reading field “respond” with their own signal containing information (product identification number, user data, etc.). The signal is captured by the antenna reader, the information is decoded and transmitted to the computer for processing.

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RFID - from dream to reality

To imagine the possibilities and advantages of wireless communication technologies, let's recall an ordinary radio or mobile phone. We will now extend these benefits to the process of transmitting and collecting data using small portable devices, and we will come very close to understanding the nature and assessing the potential of radio frequency identification. RFID as an area of automatic identification, is now seen as a radical means of improving the data management process, which has several significant advantages over a bar code. The range of RFID devices and systems allows us to meet the needs of consumers in a much wider range. At the same time, absolutely fantastic opportunities arise for the integration of business processes in various areas, which previously could only be dreamed of. At the same time, using RFID technology is a simpler and more understandable process than using a mobile phone, and does not require that we know our technical details. Tens of thousands of Muscovites, passing every day on the subway using a contactless monthly travel card, do not even suspect that this is one of the RFID technologies. The same can be said about the use of anti-theft systems that are now on each car. They are controlled by RFID.

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