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The new trick of fraudulent apps on the App Store is forcing users to rate the app in favor of it before it can be used. Otherwise they will be stuck at the pop-up screen.

A new App Store scam has been revealed by developer Kosta Eleftheriou. A new scam has been discovered on the UPNP Xtreme app, which requires at least a 3-star rating to work and be allowed to use.
UPNP Xtreme is an application that allows to stream content to TV from their iPhone and iPad. However, this app will prompt for App Store rating as soon as you enable it for the first time. But it won't work until you leave a review. Accordingly, this application requires you to have a minimum rating of 3 stars to use. However, this app has now been removed from the App Store.

Requiring an app review at launch and not allowing users to dismiss pop-ups is a violation of the App Store guidelines.

Kosta also shared a video on its Twitter account showing that the app won't work if you don't give it a good review.
Kosta says the app had over 15 million downloads before it was removed from the App Store, and has made quite a bit of money.
FlickType keyboard developer Kosta Eleftheriou has been declaring war on Apple for quite some time.

The incident happened when the owner of a copy of the FlickType keyboard app took over the original app due to fake reviews and ratings. Eleftheriou has since sued Apple for flaws in the App Store and accused his apps of being sold for cheap.

Eleftheriou has since repeatedly reported scams on the App Store through its Twitter account.

In the past, Eleftheriou has reported a VPN scam app stealing $5 million/year from Apple users. Additionally, he also revealed an app scam that turns it into an online casino, as soon as you connect to a Turkish server.

News on the evening of May 31st, Beijing time, according to reports, nowadays cars are slowly becoming less dependent on hardware, and more dependent on software. The impact of this shift on the automotive industry is no less than any other trend, including vehicle electrification and autonomous driving. For this reason, investors in the automotive field should begin to pay more attention to software.
If this "software-defined car" trend is difficult to understand, just look at your mobile phone. In the past, mobile phones have always been about hardware until the birth of the iPhone. New applications (App) and operating systems make mobile phones better and better.

At present, the car is still in the "flip phone" stage, but this situation is changing. Tesla pioneered the "over-the-air update", and now more automakers are doing the same, connecting their cars to the Internet.

Last week, Ford Motor Week announced a plan to improve the effective running time and efficiency of commercial fleets and reduce the cost of vehicles by fully utilizing the intelligent network technology from vehicles to the cloud. Investors are very optimistic about the news. Ford's stock price has risen 9% in the past week, while the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both rose about 1%.

Essentially, Tesla is removing sensors from cars and relying more on software. In contrast, traditional car manufacturers are also adding software, but they are not inclined to remove sensors and hardware.

This transformation is also accompanied by "growth troubles." Last week, Tesla's Model 3 electric car lost its Best Choice rating from Consumer Reports. Mainly because of its safety features and Tesla's decision to use only optical cameras when "other carmakers use radars and cameras."

Tesla is unlikely to go back on this decision. In fact, more automakers may adopt a similar approach to Tesla. The transition to "more software-centric cars" will have many impacts on how cars are designed and sold.

Kevin Clark, CEO of Tesla's power electronics component supplier Aptiv, said: “Tesla has not really focused on models for a long time. Tesla can increase power output through software and increase the range of electric vehicles. This can be achieved through software, as is the enhancement of in-car entertainment functions.

Obviously, this approach has produced tangible benefits. Tesla's gross profit margin is higher than that of BMW, although its scale is only 30% of BMW's. Clark said that the "software-defined car" trend is still in its infancy and there is still a long way to go.

Apple products are always sought after by many people, especially in the education sector, they are used by students and teachers because of the company's preferential policy. Recently, Apple cooperated with the University of Nevada, Reno, NV - USA to give first-year students to study iPad Air for free.

Accordingly, MacRumors is part of the "Digital Wolf Pack" initiative, all freshmen who are about to attend this university in the fall of 2021 will receive iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio is completely free.

Along with ‌iPad Air‌, students will receive focused training to improve their digital literacy and proficiency with productivity, creativity, and communication apps.
Freshmen will also have access to Apple's suite of apps such as Keynote, Pages, Numbers, Swift Playgrounds, and more, along with custom apps designed to support the on- and off-campus experience.

In the statement, Apple's Vice President of Education and Worldwide Developer Relations said Apple is "proud" that the company's products and curriculum have been selected by the university.

University of Nevada President Brian Sandoval said the initiative will ensure that students "have the same level of cutting-edge technology, digital tools and learning materials, anywhere and at any time. from the first day of school to graduation and beyond."

In recent times, Google has continuously focused on making its Chrome browser faster and less resource-intensive to compete with the growing rival Microsoft Edge Chromium. One of the new improvements to make Chrome run smoother is now available in the recently released 91st version and will be rolled out to Windows 10 and macOS users in the coming days.

As you probably know, the execution time of JavaScript commands is very important to the overall performance of any web browser. Google is trying to make the JavaScript engine faster with the new Sparkplug compiler, and this change is available with Chrome 91. Specifically, after the update, Chrome will be up to 23% faster, according to Google.

This new compiler has been designed to fill the gap between command execution and JavaScript code optimization for maximum performance when users use Chrome. In addition to the new compiler, Google is also using a new feature called "built-in calls" to optimize Chrome's processes, which uses pre-developed code to reduce the time it takes to execute code. command function.
Google has confirmed that they are making a variety of changes to improve Chrome's overall performance. For example, Google plans to introduce support for the "back-forward cache" feature on Windows 10, macOS, Linux and other platforms with Chrome version 92. Accordingly, this feature allows instant page loading. when the user navigates between open tabs using the “Back” and “Forward” buttons. Currently, the feature only works when a page has been previously visited and is still in the browser cache.
In a document, Google explains that the “back-forward cache” is expected to improve user experience and overall performance by keeping previously visited pages alive after the user navigates away from it. using the browser's "Back" and "Forward" buttons. For now, users can test this new "back-forward cache" feature by enabling the flags menu in Chrome. As for the general release, an exact release date has yet to be revealed, but Google is currently planning to test the feature with a select group of users using Chrome 92 or later. It's also important to note that similar features have been supported in Chrome for Android and Safari for years.

This is not a joke," said expert Qu Qiang of a systemic shock that would hit the current financial system if Bitcoin was widely accepted as a currency.

Qu Qiang, a China economist and assistant director at the Institute of International Monetary Fund of Renmin University in Beijing, in a recent interview on CGTN (China Global Television Network) shared. Share your personal views on bitcoin. CGTN is owned by China Central Television (CCTV).

When asked about the worst-case scenario or whether there would be a systemic shock to the current financial system if the digital currency bitcoin becomes widely used in China or the rest of the world. world no, he replied that:

"I can tell you exactly what's going to happen… We're all going to die. This isn't a joke."

This expert calls this the "worst-case scenario or must-have" if Bitcoin becomes "the ultimate currency" and "accepted by the whole of human society".

“Bitcoin has a very, very limited total amount, which means it is a deflationary currency,” Qu shared, noting that Bitcoin will not expand as humans grow. increasing. Thus, he asserts that with the adoption of Bitcoin, human society will fall into a "death spiral of deflation".
The whole society will shrink and explode on its own. That's what happened at the end of the Ming Dynasty when they ran short of silver," he further explained.
Economist Qu Qiang in an interview on CGTN.

However, after the video of the expert's interview was shared on Twitter, it received mixed responses.

Many bitcoin investors have laughed and criticized this view, some even calling the whole thing the "ultimate FUD" or a "blatant propaganda" view. FUD stands for the first 3 letters of the phrases Fear - Uncertainty - Doubt (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt), is considered a tactic of spreading fake news that affects perception by creating false information. .

Some people have argued against this view with evidence that: "The Ming dynasty collapsed for many reasons but the deflationary spiral due to lack of silver was not one of them". According to these views, at the time, the Ming issued too many banknotes and caused hyperinflation, but limits on silver were not the root cause. By 1425, paper money was worth only 1/70 of its original value, and its use was discontinued shortly thereafter.

Some joked , "I didn't know Bitcoin ended the Ming Dynasty", or quipped: "Imagine that bitcoin was created in the 15th century, it's scary."

Qu Qiang graduated and received a doctorate in economics from Renmin University of China, where he is currently a professor and PhD advisor. He is also the external supervisor of the Bank of Beijing and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Among the many positions he holds is the director of the China Center for Financial Policy Research, a key research center in the social sciences and humanities of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The Dogecoin bubble seems to have burst.

According to BitInfoCharts data, Dogecoin's average transaction value plummeted nearly 80% from last Sunday's high of $1.16 million to less than $240,000 three days later.

Such a sharp drop in daily transaction value is a sign that the Dogecoin fever is gradually cooling down and a large amount of this digital currency is being held by "whales".
Furthermore, BitInfoChart data shows that the total value of Dogecoin's on-chain transactions (made on the blockchain platform) peaked at $82 billion on May 5, which is higher than $35 billion of Bitcoin and $12 billion of Ethereum.

However, the current situation shows that the growth rate is slowing down.

On Wednesday, Dogecoin hit $5 billion in daily trading value, down 93% from its peak.
Dogecoin surprised everyone by continuously witnessing double-digit growth, from 20% to 86% in just 24 hours on an April day. At that time, Dogecoin's market value was already large than some public companies like Ford and Kraft Heinz.

According to CoinMarketCap data, the price of Dogecoin is currently at $0.3055.

Who wins, who loses?

Dogecoin has been through a very wild journey. Starting at 0.5 cents, those who bought and held for a few months certainly made money. But there are probably a lot of people who bought at the highs when the price hit around 73 cents on May 8 and are now worried.

Dogecoin was created by engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer in December 2013 to prove the worthlessness of cryptocurrencies. This satirical cryptocurrency uses a mock-up of the famous Japanese Shiba Inu dog as its symbol.

Initially, this meme went viral on the Internet in the early 2010s, creating a fever at both the US Comic Sans comic fair and appearing a lot in 9gag's photo manipulation culture.

The original photo was taken on February 23, 2010 by the dog's owner, a preschool teacher named Atsuko Sato. Ms. Sato started blogging 8 months ago to update daily information about her pet dog, named Kabosu.

The name is named after a large round Japanese lemon variety. The female dog Shiba Inu was adopted by her at a dog shelter that closed in 2008 surrounded by many Kabosu lemon trees.

The privacy options are hidden by Google deep in the settings to make it difficult for users to find.

According to Business Insider, an unverified document in the lawsuit between the state of Arizona (USA) against Google shows that this company has been making it difficult for users to protect their privacy.

Specifically, the documents claim that Google continues to collect location data even when users have turned off location sharing, and makes it difficult for users to find privacy settings. Insider also reported that the documents show that Google pressured phone manufacturers to hide the privacy setting, as it is quite common among users.
According to AP, even if a user has turned off Location History and doesn't allow apps to track location data, Google will still know the user's location. This location data will not be recorded in the history of the Google Maps application but is only used by Google. Users can disable Google's location tracking by turning off another option, called Web & App Activity.

Earlier in May last year, Attorney General Mark Brnovich of the state of Arizona (USA) filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of illegally tracking location without consent. comments from Android users. The documents indicate that Google still allows background tasks to be launched for location tracking, and only stops these processes altogether when the user disables system-level tracking. ).
Google spokesman José Castañeda responded to The Verge's email, saying Google's services are being misrepresented in nature: "Brnovich and Google's competitors are trying to advance the lawsuit. and misrepresenting our services.At Google, we always work collaboratively to integrate privacy into our products and provide robust controls for location data. wish to be able to correct these misunderstandings."

Currently, Google has not confirmed any additional information.

US researchers have discovered a drug that could be a "challenging game" tool in the treatment of Covid-19 patients, including SARS-CoV-2 variants.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that diABZI is highly effective in preventing severe Covid-19 symptoms in mice and can fight many different variants.
These researchers also found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has the ability to avoid the action of a protein produced by the body's cells when attacked by the virus. That has resulted in a delayed immune response, allowing the virus to enter and infect the respiratory system.

However, when learning more about the immune system, the scientists found that diABZI has components that can stimulate the production of antiviral proteins.

Accordingly, out of a total of 129 mice with Covid-19 treated with diABZI, when pre-evaluated with a control group, the mice receiving this drug had a lower viral load.

It's become less and less foreign for big brands to launch special products or partner with tech companies. On May 27, Bugatti launched its high-end smartwatch with many interesting points.

Accordingly, Bugatti said the company's high-end smartwatch is called Bugatti Ceramique Edition One and has 3 versions including Bugatti Ceramique Edition One Pur Sport, Bugatti Ceramique Edition One Le Noire and Bugatti Ceramique Edition One Divo in honor of a number of models. the company's most iconic ultra-luxury sportswear.

The company partnered with VIITA Watches from Austria as the company became one of the leading luxury smartwatch companies in less than 5 years.
In addition, fitness or health recommendations such as cardiovascular recovery, exercise recommendations, biological age measurement and generated stress level are supported by VO2Max to save and give corresponding data using in more than 90 sports.

The GPS sensor was developed specifically for the Bugatti smartwatch and is among the watch's 1000 intricately crafted components, providing a high level of accuracy. Users who wear the watch to the racetrack can use the lap times (or lap times) and the acceleration value automatically recorded by the GPS sensor.

This feature is applied for the first time in the world in a smartwatch that corresponds to Bugatti's unique fast and powerful super sports cars. Each smartwatch offers up to 14 days of battery life between charges with a 445mAh battery capacity.
The product is equipped with an LED touch screen, resolution of 390 x 390 pixels, 16.7 million colors with high definition, and is equipped with a scratch-resistant shell with sculpted sapphire glass.

As a testament to the quality of each smartwatch, it comes with a five-year warranty, a new standard for smartwatches offered only by the French luxury brand, Bugatti said.

Both companies VIITA and Bugatti have chosen the platform where users can purchase this exclusive watch for a limited time. Details and product ordering, you can see here .

Kabosu suddenly became famous globally when people saw this dog all over the mass media through the image of the virtual currency Dogecoin.

With the virtual currency world, Dogecoin is no longer a joke. This satirical cryptocurrency surged 800% in 24 hours on a late January day. At that time, billionaire Elon Musk happily helped the Reddit community fight Wall Street short sellers with a tweet, in return for this community together push Dogecoin 'to the moon'.

Dogecoin then continued to fly high, reaching a value of $0.45 in mid-April thanks to the support of Elon Musk, hit rapper Snoop Dogg, legendary bassist Gene Simmons before peaking at $0.73 at the beginning of the month. 5 with a record capitalization of $90 billion, ranking fourth in the entire crypto market at the time.
The name is named after a large round Japanese lemon variety. The female dog Shiba Inu was adopted by her at a dog shelter that closed in 2008 surrounded by many Kabosu lemon trees.

When the photo became famous, Atsuko Sato was interviewed to ask about the moment. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember anything. “It took me a while, it looked very strange. It was the Kabosu that I didn't recognize," she told reporters in 2013.

“To be honest, a lot of the pictures look weird to me but still very funny. I am quite impressed with the taste and skill of this breed. None of my neighbors know anything about this meme. I don't really understand memes myself, maybe because I live a life like them," she confessed.

According to Ms. Sato, the reason Kabosu can create such a moment of life is because it is so different from other Shiba Inu dogs. It is very gentle and calm, it also loves to be photographed.
The name is named after a large round Japanese lemon variety. The female dog Shiba Inu was adopted by her at a dog shelter that closed in 2008 surrounded by many Kabosu lemon trees.

When the photo became famous, Atsuko Sato was interviewed to ask about the moment. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember anything. “It took me a while, it looked very strange. It was the Kabosu that I didn't recognize," she told reporters in 2013.

“To be honest, a lot of the pictures look weird to me but still very funny. I am quite impressed with the taste and skill of this breed. None of my neighbors know anything about this meme. I don't really understand memes myself, maybe because I live a life like them," she confessed.

According to Ms. Sato, the reason Kabosu can create such a moment of life is because it is so different from other Shiba Inu dogs. It is very gentle and calm, it also loves to be photographed.
On April 1, 2017, Chinese TV station broadcast the news that the dog Kabosu died as a joke on April Fools' Day. Fortunately, this dog is still healthy at the age of 16.

In addition to the Shiba Inu, Japan is also famous for the Akita Inu dog breed that goes down in history with the legendary story of the loyal Hachiko dog waiting for its owner to die. These breeds are all represented by some virtual currency with corresponding names during the pet-type cryptocurrency craze last month.

Tesla is not just an ordinary car company but is going beyond to become a cult technology company in the world.

During the earnings report at the end of April, CEO Elon Musk set a new goal for electric car company Tesla - not only as an electric vehicle manufacturer but also entering the field of artificial intelligence to develop. into one of the most powerful AI software groups in the world.

" We've shown we can do things that other self-driving car companies can't. So if you look at the evolution of the technologies that we've developed, we develop them to solve problems. topic of self-driving cars ." Elon Musk told analysts.

" The software currently used to solve the problems of self-driving cars is still very rudimentary, so we wanted to build a team from the ground up and be able to grow into the most advanced AI team in the world. real world ." Tesla's head of technology said during the earnings call for the first quarter of 2021.
Elon Musk himself has been investing in AI for many years now. One of the most notable investments is OpenAI, a company he founded in 2015 with Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever and Wojciech Zaremba.

OpenAI emerges as a leader in research and expanding access to AI technology. This is basically a non-profit organization, however in 2020 it becomes a company and partners with Microsoft to achieve new advancements, both in the language area with GPT-3 models as well as such as robotics and computer vision.

But Mr. Musk's vision goes beyond that. Combining artificial intelligence with self-driving capabilities also brings Robotaxis - a self-driving car-hailing service similar to Uber or Grab, but completely using self-driving cars and more cost-effective. Musk believes that Tesla can overcome the challenges of self-driving technology with only six cameras, machine learning technology and a computerized "brain" that can react at the speed of a human.

In addition, the company also continues to develop Dojo, a supercomputer for training AI self-driving cars on Tesla cars. Musk previously claimed that Tesla's Dojo supercomputer is capable of performing one exaFLOP, equivalent to 10 18 floating point calculations per second, making it the most powerful supercomputer in the world. It will be optimized for training artificial neural networks as well as equipping other companies.

According to foreign media electrek news, recent statistics show that Tesla Cybertruck electric pickups have been booked in excess of one million. This car will have three power configurations and will debut in November 2019. Consumers only need to pay a $100 deposit to book. Tesla President Elon Musk announced that the number of reservations for this car exceeded 250,000 within a week after its release.
Specifically, the single-motor version of Cybertruck only accounts for 7.5%, and the price is 39,900 US dollars (approximately 255,800 yuan); the dual-motor version is scheduled to account for 48%, and the price is 49,900 US dollars (about 319,900 yuan); 3. The scheduled amount of the motor version accounts for 44.5%, and the price is US$69,900 (approximately RMB 448,100).
Foreign media said that Tesla strives to start mass production of this car before the end of 2021, first to introduce dual-motor and triple-motor high-end models to the market, with a cruising range of 483 to 805 kilometers . However, Musk also warned that because Tesla is currently busy building a plant in Texas, the production of Cybertruck electric pickup trucks may be delayed and delivered in 2022.
Tesla recently sent a text message to Cybertruck’s bookers, stating that the car will start production at the end of the year, and Model 3 and Model Y are also recommended.

Russian authorities say Google has 24 hours to remove banned content if it does not want to be fined. Even Russia will slow down Google's speed in this country.

Russia has taken measures to slow down Twitter for not removing banned content. This is part of Moscow's efforts to rein in major Western tech firms and protect its Internet sovereignty.

Media watchdog Roskomnadzor said it had sent more than 26,000 calls to Google to remove illegal information, including videos containing information about drugs, violence or extremist organizations. Google will be fined from 800,000 to 4 million rubles (VND 249 million to VND 1.24 billion) if it does not restrict access to prohibited information. Repeat violations will be fined up to 10% of total annual revenue.
In addition, Roskomnadzor also accused Google of censoring domestic news agencies such as RT, Sputnik. Authorities asserted that censorship of Russian media and support for illegal protests "really speaks to the political color of Google's activities in Russia".

Last week, Google's Russia branch filed an appeal against a Moscow court order ordering it to unlock the account of a news channel belonging to a Russian businessman who is under financial sanctions from the United States and Europe. Court documents also show that Google sued Roskomnadzor for asking to remove banned content.

Google filed a lawsuit on April 23, but it was only accepted on May 11 after solving some problems. The hearing is scheduled to take place on July 14.

The Russian Mass Media Supervision Bureau previously required to block 12 "illegal content" links on Google's video sharing website YouTube, and warned that if the platform does not take action, it may be subject to sanctions.

Google has filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federal Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media Supervision Bureau in a Moscow court, and the Moscow court has accepted it.
According to RIA Novosti’s report on May 25, citing news from the Moscow City Court, the Moscow court imposed a fine of 6 million rubles (approximately RMB 523,800) on Google’s failure to delete information and content prohibited by Russian officials from disseminating it .

Entering 2021, disputes surrounding the development direction of autonomous driving technology have gradually subsided, and more and more manufacturers are more inclined to a variety of sensor fusion solutions instead of pure visual autonomous driving solutions in the past.

  Earlier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked lidar sensors, believing that purely visual autopilot solutions are the future. But now there is news that Tesla is beginning to test autonomous driving technology equipped with lidar sensors.

  Recently, according to foreign media reports, Tesla Model Y is using Luminar lidar to develop autonomous driving technology. After the news was announced, Lidar company Luminar once rose more than 15% before the market on Monday.
According to reports, Tesla has signed a contract with lidar company Luminar for testing and development using laser sensor technology. As part of the agreement, Luminar sold the sensors used on the Model Y to Tesla.

  Tesla started testing the LiDAR technology solution, which may indicate that Musk's previous "pure vision" solution has been shaken. Musk previously stated on social media that "it's really stupid to put lidar on the car." He also believes that lidar is a "useless thing" in autonomous driving technology, and Tesla only needs to rely on vision technology.

  It is worth mentioning that the Polar Fox Alpha S Huawei HI version equipped with Huawei’s autonomous driving solution was released not long ago. This is the world’s first mass-produced model capable of autonomous driving in urban areas. Related road test videos have attracted netizens after being published on the Internet. Our appreciation has also triggered a surge in the autonomous driving sector in the capital market.

  It is understood that in addition to highly intelligent algorithm software, the Polar Fox Alpha S Huawei HI version is also equipped with 3 lidars, 6 millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars, 9 ADS cameras, and 4 surround view cameras. Azimuth provides automatic navigation view. In addition, the car is also equipped with Huawei's self-developed chip with 400TOPs computing power.
From the perspective of vehicle owner safety, the "fusion scheme" of multiple sensors is obviously more reliable, because the pure vision scheme has limitations in some scenarios. For example, when facing strong light, the camera may not be able to identify obstacles ahead. The reason why Musk was not optimistic about the lidar solution before was because the high-end lidar is extremely expensive, which is not conducive to reducing vehicle manufacturing costs.

Instead of refuting the technological arguments in Vitalik Buterin's post, Elon Musk turned to a personal attack against the father of ETH.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has published a lengthy document about the limits of blockchain scalability, criticizing Tesla CEO Elon Musk's statement.

Not a cryptocurrency with many special effects, but DogeCoin has a huge supporter behind each of its steps, which is Tesla CEO, Mr. Elon Musk. Most recently in a tweet on May 15, Musk also emphasized that, Dogecoin will rise to become the market leader if it can increase the block size by 900% compared to today:
Ideally, Doge could increase block processing speed by 10x, block size by 10x, and reduce transaction fees by 100x. Then it would take off .”

But Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin disagrees with this optimistic statement. In a lengthy document just published, Buterin criticized Musk's statement for pointing out the limits of blockchain's scalability.
In his May 23 post, Buterin said that in today's blockchain network architecture, there is always a trade-off between scalability and decentralization. Buterin emphasized the huge challenge if it were to spike scalability and throughput " without leading to extreme centralization and infringing upon the fundamental properties that make up blockchains ."

Buterin emphasized the need for decentralization to eliminate the risk of a single point of failure in the blockchain as well as to protect a large network against coordinated attacks. Buterin also added that decentralization would not be achieved if ordinary users were not free to operate these nodes.

Faced with criticism from Buterin, Tesla CEO also did not fit when commenting right below the post of the creator of ETH, implying " He is afraid of dogs ".

After criticizing Bitcoin for destroying the environment, Elon Musk "lowered his voice".

Bitcoin price surged on Tuesday after Elon Musk tried to reinforce information about the Bitcoin mining community's commitment to improve Bitcoin's harmful energy consumption.
Specifically, the price of this digital currency increased 1% to $ 39,400 in early trading yesterday.

Musk took to Twitter and signaled his support for Bitcoin miners' apparent efforts to bring about a more eco-friendly operation. Previously, this billionaire caused Bitcoin price swings when he criticized Bitcoin for destroying the environment and stopped accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment at Tesla.

If the market continues to see swings based on Elon Musk's tweets, this will be a huge setback for Bitcoin itself. The fact that the price fluctuates due to one person's tweets. removed the legitimacy of this asset class," said Matt Maley, a market expert.
The pledge to have a greener impact on the environment emerged after Musk's criticism. Massive Bitcoin miners have joined the Crypto Climate Accord – an initiative to remove carbon from the industry by 2030.

Famous Bitcoin supporters Musk and Michael Saylor also said on Monday that they had a meeting with major North American Bitcoin miners, including Novogratz's Galaxy Digital and Hut 8 Mining, to discuss "the transparency in energy use".

Saylor said that the consortium agreed to form the Bitcoin Mining Council "to standardize energy reporting".

Since last week's market-shaking tweet, Elon Musk has positively said he still believes in Bitcoin, as long as greener energy can be used. However, the Bitcoin price is still heavily influenced by Musk's comments.

The market value of more than 7,000 cryptocurrencies tracked by CoinGecko has fallen by about $800 billion from its May peak of $2.6 trillion. The Bitcoin price is also down around $25,000 from its mid-April record.

The fact that Elon Musk openly supports Bitcoin while claiming Tesla is a "green" company when it comes to producing eco-friendly, electric cars has always been controversial.

Everyone knows that Bitcoin mining takes a lot of energy and pollutes the environment. Bitcoin miners consume a lot of electricity to solve mathematical equations, confirm transaction codes to receive a large amount of digital currency in return. Some calculations show that the total electricity consumption of Bitcoin miners in the world is equivalent to the entire electricity usage of Finland.

It was reported that a Norwegian court ruled today that Tesla limited the charging speed and battery capacity through software updates.

Unless appeals, Tesla will have to pay $16,000 each to thousands of affected car owners in Norway. In addition, other countries are also conducting similar legal proceedings, which means that Tesla may pay a higher price for this.
As early as 2019, it was reported that after the software update, the mileage of Tesla electric vehicles has dropped significantly, ranging from 12 to 30 miles. At that time, the affected models appeared to be limited to Model S and Model X equipped with 85 kWh battery packs, which were discontinued in 2016.

For most car owners, the reduction in cruising range is due to the upgrade to 2019.16.1 and .2 version software. One of the victims was David Rasmussen. He said at the time that the rated driving range of his 2014 Model S 85 was 247 miles, but it dropped to 217 miles after the software update.

Tesla responded to media reports at the time that the purpose of the software upgrade was to "protect the battery and improve battery life", which only caused "a small number of car owners" to lose the mileage.

But this has caused a lot of confusion for car owners affected by the update, who want to learn more about the sudden need to "protect" the battery pack. This led Tesla to encounter a series of lawsuits in different markets, demanding compensation for the losses of the car owners.

In Norway alone, there may be more than 10,000 Tesla owners affected by this update, which means that Tesla may pay a high price for this. More importantly, this may also set the tone for several other similar lawsuits, including one in the United States.

According to news on May 24, local time in the United States on Sunday, Google and its parent company Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai (Sundar Pichai) said in an exclusive interview that combating false information is "the core of everything we do." And said that search is still the "ultimate moon landing project."

Pichai said that as the world's largest search engine, Google is mainly focused on ranking results for "true, accurate and safe". He said: "Responsibility for content is always an important aspect of our focus. We are making great progress using human reviewers and AI. This is an ongoing work, and there is more information in the world than ever before, so We are working hard to expand."
Pichai also said that he thinks Google's "ultimate moon landing project" is still search. He explained: "For me, our final moon landing project is still search. I know people may be surprised by this. After all, our search engine performs very well. But it is precisely because I am in the search business. Therefore, we are more aware of its various limitations. Even today, when people make complex queries, it is not easy for us to truly understand the user’s intentions, background, and give the best answer. So this is still Google’s moon landing project."

The so-called "moon landing projects" refer to those that have long-term strategic significance, but are sometimes regarded as "crazy ideas or improbable internal company projects", such as self-driving cars and Google glasses.

The transition could give Ether a big boost in the face of Bitcoin's growing backlash on environmental issues.

Users and developers of the world's most used blockchain have been embroiled in fierce debates over its carbon footprint since its inception. And now, new breakthroughs will finally allow this blockchain to dramatically cut its energy use within a year, or even sooner.

Ethereum and its rival Bitcoin both operate using a system called proof-of-work, which requires a global network of computers to operate continuously. Software developers on the Ethereum platform have for years been looking for ways to transition this blockchain to a new system called proof-of-stake, which uses a completely different approach to increase the reliability. network security, while eliminating carbon emissions.

This change - which was delayed by complex technical flaws - failed to arrive in time to save the crypto world, which was in the midst of the biggest upheaval ever seen after Elon Musk's announcement. Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin car payments because the energy usage for that process is too high. The Bitcoin network currently uses more energy per year than Pakistan or the UAE, according to data from the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index. However, this metric does not represent Ethereum's energy usage.

“ Moving to proof-of-stake has become an urgent matter for us because of the growth of crypto in general and Ethereum in particular over the past year, ” Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum, said in an interview. question. He hopes to make the change by the end of this year, while others say it will start in the first half of 2022. This timeline is up to a year earlier than expected in December of this year. last.

" I'm certainly happy that one of the biggest problems of blockchain will be gone once proof-of-stake is complete, " said Buterin. He has urged developers to learn about this transition since his blockchain launched in 2015. " It's amazing "

The change will certainly help push up the price of the Ether cryptocurrency - which is needed to use Ethereum - as environmentally-conscious investors notice its remarkably low carbon footprint. Much of the criticism of the proof-of-work mechanism comes from young investors (millennials) and investors who uphold positive environmental, social, and regulatory (or ESG) standards. .

" It's hard to ignore that the ESG trend is going to be very important, " said Wilson Withiam, an analyst at Messari who specializes in blockchain protocols. " If you look for Ether as an investment, it is not surrounded by such criticisms "

Pantera Capital, an early Bitcoin investment firm, agrees. “ Ethereum has a large ecosystem of decentralized financial applications with rapid growth, ” Dan Morehead, founder of Pantera, wrote in a letter to investors on May 10. " Combining those two, we think Ethereum will continue to achieve the same market share as Bitcoin ."

The transformation that Ethereum developers are making is a huge project. They created, tested, and deployed a completely new solution to secure their network, while maintaining the existing blockchain. Then, when the time is right, they will merge the existing blockchain into a new architecture that uses proof-of-stake to validate transactions. This transition will also greatly increase the speed of transactions that Ethereum can process, making it better compete with well-known payment networks like Visa or Mastercard.
Proof-of-work uses capital costs to purchase and maintain computer hardware and electricity to run them in the form of financial investments that need to be paid by the participants processing on the network, called miners. In return, the first miner to validate a Bitcoin or Ethereum chain of transactions is eventually rewarded with free Bitcoin or Ether.

The system has been criticized for years, most recently by Elon Musk, who calls the mechanism's energy-consumption trends "insane".

In proof-of-stake, the Ether cryptocurrency will replace hardware and electricity to act as capital expenditure. A user needs to spend a minimum of 32 Ether to "stake" on the new network. The more Ether a user stakes, the higher the chance they will be selected to process the next chain of transactions, which results in a free Ether as proof-of-work, only twice as much. little.

To date, there have been over 4.6 million Ether staked on what is known as the beacon chain, which is worth around $11.5 billion at today's price of $2,503/ETH. This means that once proof-of-stake goes into effect, the only electricity costs will come from the servers hosting the Ethereum nodes, similar to any company using cloud computing.

" No one talks about Netflix's environmental footprint, because they just run on the server, " said Tim Beiko, Ethereum Foundation's new network development coordinator, in charge of fund setup and oversight. development of the Ethereum protocol.

Danny Ryan, a researcher at the organization, says that Ethereum's proof-of-work uses 45,000 gigawatt hours per year. With proof-of-stake, " you can validate a blockchain with just a normal laptop " he said. “My estimate is that you will see a power consumption of only 1/10,000th of the current Ethereum network ”

One of the first forays came from the developers who created a system where contracts on Ethereum could be executed off the main chain, called "roll ups". This takes a lot of pressure and requests off the main platform network, and also means that the network will need to make fewer changes.

The next hop is associated with roll ups. The transition to the new Ethereum, called ETH 2.0, will cause the network to be split into 64 geographic regions, known as "sharding". Transactions on one shard will be identical to the main network which links to all other shards, making the overall network much faster. However, this is also a complex issue, a difficult security question, and it is slowing down the transition.

Once roll ups can be used for transactions, that means shards only need to store data, Beiko said. In the previous model, the sharding system had to be up and running before Ethereum could move to proof-of-stake. But now there is no need for that anymore.

" Shading has gone from being very complicated to not being too complicated, " said Beiko. " It's no longer a roadblock "

Roll ups are limited by the amount of data linked to the blockchain they can contain, Buterin said. This used to be a problem before developers realized that shards could store data.

" If you can release data on-chain, which you can do with shards, then the scale will be greatly increased, " said Buterin.

Beiko says proof-of-stake has made significant progress, as demonstrated by a recent test run in which transactions on the existing Ethereum blockchain were successfully merged into the proof-of-stake system. .

" I am much more confident than a month ago, " he said. " There's a whole host of dilemmas to explore, but the underlying architecture is there and quite promising ."

Wenzhou Automobile Engineering Society released the latest investigation report of the previous Tesla accident. Data from both China and the United States confirmed that the truth of the Wenzhou Tesla serial crash in August last year was that the owner mistakenly stepped on the pedal and turned the accelerator. The pedal is when the brake is stepped on.

It is worth mentioning that the official data transferred to the background of the car before the incident was obtained through the background of the Tesla headquarters (USA), and this was confirmed with the data of the EDR extracted from the accident car.

The official said that the background data can be changed in principle, but the EDR data cannot be changed.

(Vehicle EDR, full name Event Data Recorder, also commonly known as black box or collision recorder, refers to the car event data recording system, used to record the key data (speed, ABS, Status, seat belt status, etc.), and data of different control modules in the vehicle unit)

IT Home learned that on August 12, 2020, a Tesla Model 3 in Wenzhou suddenly lost control while driving, and then hit more than a dozen cars in a row before finally stopping. In this accident, the owner of the car, Mr. Chen, had his large intestine amputated by 30 cm and his waist was broken. Although he barely survived in the end, his life has changed drastically, and he was panting even after walking a few steps.

Mr. Chen told a media at the time that the Model 3 did not turn on automatic assisted driving at the time, and the vehicle suddenly lost control and accelerated. Although he performed emergency braking, it was of no use. He also said that he is an "veteran driver" with more than ten years of driving experience and will never make the mistake of "wrongly stepping on the brakes or the accelerator".

According to the official statement, as confirmed by data from China and the United States, the real situation restored is that the car owner's foot has not stepped on the brake pedal before the collision, but on the accelerator pedal, so the car is in a state of continuous acceleration.

It is said that at the time of Mr. Chen's accident in Wenzhou, Tesla hit a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. Mr. Chen said afterwards that his car's brake failed and smashed into the toll gate and rushed into the parking lot, causing the tragedy.

After the investigation results were released, Mr. Chen posted a video on a short video platform stating that at that time the testing agency could not identify whether the driver stepped on the accelerator by mistake or the quality of the car. The result of the appraisal was determined to be the wrong step on the accelerator, and the number of clicks was quite high.

May 23 Since Microsoft moved the Edge browser to the Chromium kernel, there have been more and more similarities between the Edge browser and the Google Chrome browser.

According to the foreign media Windows Latest report, in the Chromium submission, Microsoft has confirmed that it will bring further integration with Win10 audio for the two browsers .

Anyone who knows a little about Windows knows that there is a volume synthesizer function in the system. When the user turns it on, the volume of an application can be adjusted individually.
Microsoft has promised to support volume synthesizers for every tab of the Edge browser and Chrome browser . In other words, if the user plays multiple audios in the browser, they will be able to control the volume of each tab individually, rather than simply mute it.

Many people may find it useless. After all, people generally don't play two audios at the same time on the browser. However, Microsoft and Google in the promotion PWA application, their intentions may want to make use PWA to get more experience similar to native applications .

The electric car manufacturer Tesla’s preparations for the construction of a plant in Germany were reported to have encountered obstacles earlier, and the UK was also considered before finalizing the establishment of the plant in Germany, but it was cancelled due to the instability of Brexit idea. Recently, foreign media discovered that Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not return to the United States directly after traveling to Germany. His private jet was tracked to the United Kingdom, which caused Tesla to reconsider rumors of building a factory there. It has been pointed out that the British Teesside and West Midlands have prepared an auction proposal involving 250 hectares of land in a very short period of time. The responsible department is the investment office established by the British government to attract overseas investors after Brexit. . Since this land auction did not have a public bidding list of companies, it makes the outside world think about whether it is related to Tesla, but this may also be an association of foreign media. Even so, there were rumors last year that Tesla did intend to build a factory in the UK, and even asked the local government to help find suitable land. As for the production of electric cars, batteries or other businesses, it is unclear. In fact, Tesla hired a new director of public policy and business development in the UK in April. No wonder foreign media think Tesla intends to invest in the UK.

At the Google I / O event on May 18, the search giant Google announced a small new feature of Google Search, but it is useful to many users of this search engine. . Along with the announcements about the upcoming Android 12 and the many new features that Google is bringing to its platforms, the giant said it will add a new feature that instantly deletes the last 15 minutes. along the user's search history without leaving a trace. More specifically, this feature is extremely simple when it only takes two clicks, it will save more of your time when you can both delete the history quickly but also in just 15 minutes. Specifically, how to do this on Google Chrome mobile version is very easy to do: you just need to click on your Google account profile picture in the top right of the Google homepage, scroll down a bit, tap "Delete last 15 min" button and your last 15 minutes browsing history will be completely gone.
This is just one of many new additions Google is making to its platforms, such as "locked folder" for Google Photos, improved password security, significantly improved shopping functionality. - some of which were just showcased during the past Google I/O event and beyond. However, you have to wait a little longer before Google officially releases these features to billions of users worldwide (including deleting the last 15 minutes of history).

According to Forbes estimates, dozens of billionaires who built their fortunes in the crypto world lost $15.5 billion.

Sam Bankman-Fried

The biggest loser (in USD) was Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of crypto trading firm Alameda Research. As one of the youngest self-made billionaires on Forbes' billionaires list, Bankman-Fried's net worth skyrocketed after launching FTX, a crypto derivatives exchange, in 2019.
Most of Bankman-Fried's wealth comes from the FTX he holds. At one point, Bankman-Fried's assets were as high as $16.7 billion at the time of Bitcoin's peak on May 10. However, the value of FTX has dropped by 37%, causing the block to have now dropped remaining 11.5 billion USD on May 19.

Winklevoss Twins

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, twin brothers who famously feuded with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook, have seen their net worth drop by $900 million each over the past nine days, down 24% down to about $2.9 billion per person.

As early as 2012, the twins used the $65 million settlement from the dispute with Facebook to invest in Bitcoin, before launching the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange in 2014. Gemini exchange is currently processing transaction volume of 200 million USD per day.
Michael Saylor

The person with the largest proportion of influencer assets is Michael Saylor – CEO of MicroStrategy. The former dot-com billionaire is now a Bitcoin investor. In October 2020, Michael Saylor bought 17,732 Bitcoins for $175 million. Throughout 2020, he also directed his business analytics software company MicroStrategy to invest in Bitcoin; This business bought 70,784 Bitcoins for $1.1 billion. At the height of Bitcoin, Saylor's fortune was $3.3 billion, but has dropped 45%, to $1.8 billion in just 9 days.

The plunge of the crypto market in the red has also taken away Vitalik Buterin's billionaire status, which lasted only a few weeks, co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain platform. Accordingly, Vitalik Buterin became a billionaire on May 3 when Ether hit nearly $3,300 each. Vitalik Buterin's total assets were even estimated at around $1.4 billion when Ether's value surged past $4,300 on May 12.

But with the recent crash of the electronic market, Forbes estimates Vitalik Buterin's current net worth at around $850 million.
Brian Armstrong is the current CEO of Coinbase, one of the largest and most popular Bitcoin exchanges in the world. With the majority of his fortune in Coinbase shares, Brian Armstrong quickly became a billionaire when the exchange successfully IPOed and was valued at $85 billion on Nasdaq on April 14. As of May 10, Brian Armstrong's total net worth was about $9.8 billion. However, after the Bitcoin crash on May 19, Brian Armstrong's total wealth dropped 15% to $8.3 billion.
Like Brian Armstrong, the majority of the main asset of Fred Ehrsam – the co-founder of Coinbase – is the stock of this exchange. Fred Ehrsam quickly became a billionaire by the time Coinbase was successfully listed. As of May 10, Fred Ehrsam's total assets were worth about $3.4 billion. However, on May 19, Fred Ehrsam's total assets dropped to $ 2.9 billion, with a decrease of up to 27%.
Chris Larsen is the co-founder of Ripple (XRP) – the 6th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. As the owner of the largest number of Ripple coins, Chris Larsen is considered by Forbes as one of the richest crypto billionaires in the world. As of May 10, 2021, the net worth of the "father" of XRP is about $6.9 billion. However, by May 19, 2021, Chris Larsen's fortune had decreased by 19%, to only $ 5.6 billion.
Jed McCaleb

Along with Chris Larsen, Jed McCaleb is also the co-founder of Ripple. The former programmer himself also owns a large amount of XRP coins. As of May 10, Jed McCaleb's net worth is around $6 billion. However, the asset lost about $1.6 billion on May 19, down to $4.4 billion, as the value of XRP plummeted.
Barry Silbert

Barry Silbert is one of the five founding members of the Digital Currency Group. Among Digital Currency Group's subsidiaries, Grayscale is the largest company in terms of scale, specializing in the management and supervision of digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies with a total value of up to 28 billion USD.

Barry Silbert's fortune comes mainly from his shares in Grayscale. On May 19, Barry Silbert's fortune was only $1.8 billion, down about 14% from the previous time.
Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao (or "CZ") is one of the well-known figures in the blockchain and crypto community. Currently, CZ is the CEO of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. In 2014, he sold his house to invest in Bitcoin. In 2017, he founded Binance and made this cryptocurrency exchange popular in just one year.

According to Forbes, Changpeng Zhao currently holds a net worth of about $1.9 billion, mainly coming from Binance. Quite interestingly, unlike the above billionaires, Changpeng Zhao's assets have almost no loss between the two milestones of May 10 and May 19.


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