42% of Top 50 Universities Offer at Least One Crypto-Related Class 5410

A recent study by the U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has shown that 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities have at least one class on cryptocurrencies or blockchain. The results of the study were published on Coinbase’s official blog Tuesday, August 28.

The research was jointly conducted by Coinbase and survey company Qriously. Together they interviewed 675 U.S. college students and reviewed courses at 50 international universities. Of the 172 classes reviewed in the study, 15 percent were offered by economics, finance, law and business departments, while 4 percent were in social science departments.

The study has found out that blockchain- and crypto-related courses are most popular in the U.S. Only five of the 18 universities reviewed that operate outside of the United States offer at least one class on these topics.

Blockchain-related courses enjoy the most popularity at the Stanford and Cornell universities – numbered 10 and 9 respectively. University of Pennsylvania and the National University of Singapore follow with their respective 6 and 5 courses.

Dawn Song, a computer science professor at Berkeley, told Coinbase that her course “Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics, and the Future of Technology, Business and Law” was extremely popular, and that instructors had to turn away more than 200 students because their classroom could only hold 70:

“Blockchain combines theory and practice and can lead to fundamental breakthroughs in many research areas. It can have really profound and broad-scale impacts on society in many different industries.”

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MicroCloud Hologram (NASDAQ: HOLO) Develops 3D-BIM Blockchain NFT Technology 1194

MicroCloud Hologram Inc. (“HOLO” or the “Company”), a Hologram Digital Twins Technology provider, today announced its development of a 3D-BIM multi-user collaborative design solution based on blockchain NFT technology. The solution is the result of the Company’s independent research and development, which is conducive to further improving the Company’s intellectual property protection system, maintaining its technological leadership, and enhancing its core competitiveness.

HOLO applies blockchain NFT technology to achieve highly reliable and traceable data management through the distributed ledger and consensus mechanism. Each block in the blockchain contains two hashes, the “current block hash” and the “previous block hash.” The latter block is linked to the previous block by the “previous block hash” to form a chain. Any slight modification to the block information will result in a change to the block hash. Therefore, if someone tries to tamper with a block in their local blockchain ledger, the block will be identified by other blockchain nodes due to a hash mismatch. And no single blockchain node can manipulate all the data in the blockchain. The blockchain can guarantee the security and trustworthiness of the data by keeping identical, immutable, and traceable copies of the complete data in each node.

The model developed by HOLO uses blockchain NFT technology to store drawing design information to protect designers’ copyright interests and incorporates IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) to ensure the reliability of drawings. The model is designed with a circular division mechanism to solve the problem of synchronizing drawing information when multiple people collaborate on designs. The model adopts SDT (Syntax-Directed Translation) method to realize 3D holographic drawing updates for construction projects and reduce the redundancy of blockchain information. The availability of multi-user collaborative design can effectively ensure the reliability of the drawing and reduce the redundancy of blockchain information, thus achieving copyright protection for the designer.

The data storage under HOLO’s blockchain NFT technology framework adopts a hybrid storage model. Blockchain ensures the security and reliability of the data stored on-chain. Using blockchain to store summary or design information and storing 3D-BIM drawing files off-chain (because blockchain is not suitable for directly storing large files such as 3D-BIM drawings, which will create greater data redundancy) and partitioning and encryption under the IPFS distributed file storage protocol can ensure the authenticity and trustworthiness of the stored files.

HOLO’s solution addresses the security, consistency, redundancy, and copyright issues of current 3D-BIM multi-user collaborative design in mapping by using blockchain NFT technology, which mainly solves the following problems that exist in traditional methods.

HOLO uses the on-chain and off-chain collaborative storage method of blockchain NFT and IPFS to preserve data security and trustworthiness. Mutual trust and supervision among 3D-BIM drawing designers are achieved through a consensus mechanism to improve data reliability. At the same time, data security can be ensured through the tamper-proof function of blockchain NFT.

In terms of information fusion and consistency, HOLO adopts a circular division mechanism to avoid the problem of information synchronization during the design process and ensure the consistency of 3D-BIM drawings among designers,

HOLO applies blockchain NFT’s SDT method to achieve incremental updates of 3D-BIM drawings. It uses blockchain information records to provide reliable proof of copyright and safeguard the copyright interests of designers, solving the problems of information redundancy and copyright issues of 3D-BIM drawings.

HOLO developed a multi-user collaborative design solution for 3D-BIM drawings based on blockchain NFT (on-chain) and IPFS (off-chain) storage. The solution stores encrypted drawing data through a collaborative approach, which ensures data security, reliability, and integrity while improving the scalability of the blockchain. In addition, the solution uses a cycle division mechanism to avoid the problem of synchronizing information during the design of 3D-BIM drawings. It adopts the SDT method to achieve efficiency in incremental updates of 3D-BIM drawings, reduces information redundancy, and applies the blockchain to record designers’ incremental design information to provide designers with an accurate copyright basis. HOLO’s blockchain NFT technology-based 3D-BIM multi-user collaborative design solution will provide users with a secure and efficient model.

HOLO has been developing and exploring deep in the field of blockchain NFT and digital twins technology based on numerous holographic data modeling, simulation, and bionics technologies. HOLO has built a repository of holographic digital twins based on blockchain NFT technology, which holographic developers and designers rely on. HOLO’s blockchain NFT technology-based digital twins repository integrates holographic bionics and simulation digital models, as well as various holographic technologies such as holographic spatial positioning, motion capture, and hologram synthesis, and is open to all users. HOLO provides customized holographic digital technology integration services based on blockchain NFT technology for corporate clients with tailored business needs.

About MicroCloud Hologram Inc.

MicroCloud Hologram Inc. engages in the research and development, and application of holographic technology. MicroCloud Hologram provides its holographic technology services to its customers worldwide. MicroCloud Hologram also provides holographic digital twin technology services and has a proprietary holographic digital twin technology resource library. MicroCloud holographic digital twin technology resource library captures shapes and objects in 3D holographic form by utilizing a combination of holographic digital twin software, digital content, spatial data-driven data science, holographic digital cloud algorithm, and holographic 3D capture technology. MicroCloud Hologram technology services include holographic light detection and ranging (LiDAR) solutions based on holographic technology, holographic LiDAR point cloud algorithms architecture design, technical holographic imaging solutions, holographic LiDAR sensor chip design, and holographic vehicle intelligent vision technology to service customers that provide holographic advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

RFOX VALT Launches AI-Enabled Metaverse Apartments for Sale 1674

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – RFOX VALT, the leading metaverse platform, is excited to announce the sale of AI-enabled metaverse apartments on February 8th. These state-of-the-art apartments offer residents a fully immersive experience using cutting-edge AI technology, which only enhances the already existing VR world.

The AI-enabled apartments allow residents to interact with their virtual surroundings in a more natural and intuitive way. The apartments are customizable spaces that allow their residents to use the newly integrated AI tools to change and alter the look and feel of their space, to create personal and unique surroundings. The apartments will feature an invite-only system, allowing you to host gatherings, meetings, events, and more based on your requirements.

This cutting-edge technology instantly allows apartment owners the ability to implement changes that would have previously required skills in asset creation and taken considerable time to implement.

Owners will be able to utilize the OpenAI integrations for personal assistance, content creation, and more. As the technology progresses, the apartments will integrate with even more AI services.

Details of the RFOX VALT Apartment sale:

  • 8th of February 2023, only through RFOX VALTs official webpage
  • 3000 Apartments only for sale at 0.25 ETH each
  • 4 variations that are randomly assigned
  • Each apartment is entitled to 1 complimentary CitiXen avatar
  • Apartments come with voting rights for future development

RFOX VALT’s metaverse platform has been praised for its ability to provide users with a truly immersive and interactive experience. The addition of AI-enabled apartments takes this experience to the next level, making it even more realistic and convenient for residents.

The sale of these apartments is a significant step forward for RFOX VALT and the metaverse industry. It demonstrates the continued growth and innovation in the field and sets a new standard for virtual living.

Each apartment is entitled to a complimentary RFOX VALT CitiXen avatar, which can act as your unique character within the RFOX VALT metaverse.

For more information about the apartment sale on the 8th of February, visit RFOX VALT’s website at https://www.rfoxvalt.com

About RFOX

RFOX is a metaverse company with a mission to be the global leader in immersive metaverse experiences focused on retail, media, gaming, and rewards, through the RFOX VALT metaverse. Since 2018, the company has built the RFOX ecosystem of products and solutions that include online games (RFOX Games), white-label NFT platform (RFOX NFTs), DeFi products (RFOX Finance), digital media platforms (RFOX Media and RFOX TV), and more. Its main token is RFOX, the digital asset that fuels the RFOX metaverse ecosystem and its immersive technology.

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CycurID Releases the imme™ Wallet & Announces Partnership with Unstoppable Domains 1558

CycurID Technologies Ltd., (“CycurID” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the release of the first fully compliant, transaction-monitored and privacy-based, non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet.

The imme™ Wallet has been developed to allow everyday persons to participate in the evolving digital marketplace without the fear of dealing with cryptocurrencies from illicit sources and activities, such as sanctioned wallets and the dark web.

Mehdi Mehrtash, CycurID CTO and Co-founder said, “Some of the biggest hurdles preventing the mass adoption of cryptocurrency are: the lack of understanding arising from the use of technical jargon, and misleading information regarding the true risks involved in dealing with cryptocurrencies. The imme™ app and wallet were developed to provide an easy to use, consumer-focused, and transparent experience that maintains user anonymity while providing feedback on the quality of their transactions.”

Similar to how you would open a bank account, users of the imme™ Wallet are authenticated through an automated onboarding process which performs an ID and background verification. Once the onboarding is complete, they are able to set up their wallet. The imme™ Wallet includes other functionalities such as: wallet reputation, transaction scoring, biometric transaction authorization, support for ETH and all ECR20 tokens, cloud-based wallet backup, and the ability to use Web3 domains powered by Unstoppable Domains.

“We’re working to bring Web3 to the world, and integrating with CycurID’s crypto wallet will help us do that,” said Sandy Carter, SVP and Channel Chief at Unstoppable Domains. “In order to become part of Web3, people need to feel secure, which is why we’re aligned with CycurID’s vision for a safe and compliant Web3 experience.”

All transactions from the imme™ Wallet are checked to determine if any of their funds have been commingled with funds from illicit activities or sources such as the dark web, sanctioned wallets and/or proceeds of crime. There is a 0.25% fee on every outgoing transaction that covers the continuous monitoring, and sanctioned address screening. This fee is in addition to the normal gas fee.

Mehrtash further added, “Our Company’s main goal is to ensure that consumer and business protections are central in all online transactions, while meeting regulatory and reporting requirements.”

For more information about CycurID’s complete suite of cost-effective identity solutions, visit the corporate website https://cycurid.com. Learn more about imme™ at imme.io.


CycurID Technologies Ltd. – CycurID is a privately held personal identity management and security software developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. CycurID™ has developed proprietary patent pending identity management and privacy software which is available via its consumer app imme™ (I’m me). CycurID is registered with the Better Business Bureau, WorkSafe BC and with FINTRAC as Money Service Business (MSB). CycurID™ and imme™ are Registered Trademarks of CycurID Technologies Ltd. CycurID is also incorporated in the United States as CycurID Technologies USA Ltd.

Unless explicitly stated, the Company does not purport to retain title or interests to any imagery. All imagery has been used under license by the Company which allows the Company to use, reproduce, archive, modify, and display the Work, in all media, for (1) advertising, marketing, promotional and decoration purposes; and (2) personal and non-commercial uses.

Unstoppable Domains – Founded in 2018, Unstoppable Domains is a Web3 domain name provider and digital identity platform. Unstoppable Domains offers Web3 domains minted on the blockchain that give people full ownership and control of their digital identity, with no renewal fees. With Unstoppable Domains, people can replace lengthy alphanumeric crypto wallet addresses with a human-readable name and log into and transact with hundreds of apps, wallets, exchanges and marketplaces. The company was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers in 2022.

USFCR partners with ClearCryptos LLC. to accelerate enterprise adoption of Web 3.0 and Blockchain 1415

ClearCryptos, the mission-driven company charting a path to crypto optimization, and US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), the worldwide leader in assisting companies to efficiently and successfully conduct business with the U.S. government, are excited to announce a partnership that will allow federal government contractors to leverage the distinct and unique technological capabilities of the blockchain.

This groundbreaking partnership spearheads the introduction of blockchain technology to all USFCR’s current and future clients. Facilitating the ability via the blockchain to ensure every contract is effectively implemented and executed, while also tracking and documenting every dollar involved.

Eric Knellinger, President, USFCR, said: “We see this as the future of government contracting, so we are acting now, thinking forward for our clients, positioning them for ultimate success.”

Under the agreement, ClearCryptos becomes USFCR’s sole blockchain provider, developing a cheaper and faster way to facilitate contractor payouts. The partnership will provide USFCR’s clients the ability to develop smart contracts built on ClearCryptos’ blockchain technology, preparing them for next gen contracting that incorporates treasury-backed digital currency compensation.

Larry Lundy, CSO, ClearCryptos, said: “We are looking forward to building our relationship with USFCR to provide ease of use, security and improving several fundamental friction points in the current processes.”

In 2021, the federal government paid out an estimated $575 billion to federal contractors, including a record number of small businesses – many of them USFCR clients.

Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration, said: “Government contracting is often a slow, opaque process lacking in transparency and accountability. Today’s announcement, powered by ClearCryptos’ cutting-edge platform, paves the way for the future of government contracting.”

ClearCryptos will continue to roll out additional partnerships with companies and communities that share the same values—integrity, trust, resilience—and seek to safeguard, improve, and expand the cryptocurrency space.

Benefits for the users and holders of ClearCryptos

  • Despite market conditions, enterprise solutions will promote growth and sustainability. $CCX is the membership token purchased by these customers to participate in the blockchain solution. This attracts enterprise holders in addition to retail holders. USFCR has represented over 300,000 customers and each of them is a potential enterprise customer and holder of $CCX.
  • Laying the groundwork for a new integration of Web 2.0 projects into Web 3.0. $CCX while creating the foundation for large scale Web 2.0 companies to integrate into cryptocurrency, while also solving existing issues in the financial sector. USFCR is a well-respected company that will bring confidence to other enterprise solutions to come forward and want to be a part of the ClearCryptos family.
  • Enterprise solutions and retail products that promote sustainability and growth regardless of market circumstances. This is because with every sale a portion of the sale will go toward buying $CCX to introduce the customer to cryptocurrency and establish their membership within the ClearCryptos ecosystem. Overall, this type of partnership will bring in holders annually and as USFCR grows as a company ClearCryptos will grow with them.

Eyes on the Future

With this partnership, ClearCryptos is working to integrate hundreds of thousands of small, medium, and large-scaled businesses into cryptocurrency, helping people further understand and grow the importance of cryptocurrency for normal everyday business. This partnership will be a way to significantly reduce payout times for businesses in the future without the friction and limitations of current financial systems. This blockchain technology, with active contract tracking, the government will be able to hit their small business set aside thresholds, benefiting both the government and small businesses.

Cryptocurrency opens new doors for smaller to medium US federal contractors

The federal government awarded contracts valued at $575-billion in 2019, up from about $545-billion in 2018. Of the contracts awarded in 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that 25.05% (or an estimated $120.89 billion) went to small businesses.

ClearCryptos is hoping to transition a majority of those contracts to cryptocurrency through their platform, reducing the time it takes for contractors to be paid by over 95%, for their government contracts.

This is an exciting evolutionary step for cryptocurrency in general with crypto projects starting to integrate with contract-based Web 3.0 companies. We look forward to ClearCryptos serving as a major catalyst to the US economy and streamlining, protecting crypto and fiat money transactions.

USFCR Background

USFCR (US Federal Contractor Registration) is the world’s largest and most trusted full-service government contracting solution provider. With over 14 years of experience in the federal marketplace USFCR has completed over 200,000 compliant SAM (System for Award Management) registrations for businesses and nonprofits. In addition to managing SAM registrations, USFCR offers a proprietary platform, the Advanced Procurement Portal, and turn-key total solutions such as contract consulting and contract lifecycle management to take federal contractors from registration to award and beyond.

ClearCryptos Background

ClearCryptos (CCX), a company based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, first protocol is a decentralized exchange (DEX) with an aggregated solution that will search for the best pathway for the user to swap cryptocurrencies giving the user the best rates possible, while also showing the user alternate options.

ClearCryptos trading and analytics is based on our powerful SiriusIQ DNA platform, which is designed for secure, reliable, and scalable workflow, AI, analytics, and data automation operations.

The Launching of the BIFROST Network, a Multichain Gamechanger 1698

The multichain middleware platform BIFROST run by PiLab Technology, a South Korean VC specializing in blockchain services, recently unveiled their mainnet, the BIFROST Network. Fueled by their own mainnet, BIFROST hopes to create an easy-to-use multichain experience and to foster a unique blockchain ecosystem that leverages the multichain technology.

The BIFROST Network is a permissionless Substrate-based, EVM-compatible layer-one blockchain solution, with reasonable fees (averaging $0.03) and fast finality. Through node operators called relayers, the BIFROST Network formulates an optimal crosschain route and provides an excellent environment in which DApps can easily grow.

With the launch of the mainnet, BIFROST is introducing an advanced bridge function that supports automatic rollback of transactions should any crosschain transaction fail. This mechanism reverts the transaction to its original state to prevent assets from being lost. Also, by providing a reliable price oracle with prices verified by network validators, BIFROST further enhances its security through decentralization. The fact that BIFROST’s previous DeFi projects including BiFi and ChainRunner are available on the mainnet, is another benefit of the network.

Furthermore, BIFROST created the BIFROST Ecosystem Fund in an effort to nurture their newly-founded ecosystem. By incentivizing development of multiple DApps on the ecosystem, it will foster and support the BIFROST Ecosystem and the many projects that decide to make BIFROST their homes.

Dohyun Pak, the CEO of BIFROST, exclaimed that he is thrilled to showcase PiLab’s technological prowess to the global audience with the launch of their mainnet, and that the company will continue to focus on the public adoption of blockchain technology by building a healthy ecosystem.

PiLab Technology is a blockchain-based technology company that has developed multiple multichain services, including BIFROST and BiFi. With the mission of enabling DApps to operate on top of multiple protocols, Dohyun Pak founded the company with Jonghyup Lee, CTO, and Changhyun Yoo, COO, in 2017.

Recognized for its innovative technology and proving the scalability of its products, PiLab has raised $8.4 million in Series A led by Korea Investment Partners, STIC Ventures, and Yuanta Investment.

Cross-chain decentralized exchange Maya Protocol to launch its mainnet on March 7, 2023 2212

Cross-chain decentralized exchange Maya Protocol confirms the date of its mainnet launch amid a decentralization trend that continues to gain momentum from the strength of decentralized finance (DeFi) despite the harsh market conditions of the last months caused partly by centralized finance failures and blowups that impacted the industry. According to the team, now is a crucial moment for noncustodial alternatives to replace traditional centralized Web3 solutions.

The future of decentralized trading is here. Maya Protocol, the noncustodial, permissionless, cross-chain decentralized exchange, is officially launching its mainnet on March 7, 2023. Amid the growing trend of decentralization in the DeFi space, Maya Protocol is poised to revolutionize the way we trade tokens across different blockchains, natively without bridges and wrapped assets.

Maya is a decentralized liquidity source protocol that allows the trading of tokens across different blockchains and liquidity providing (LPing) in a permissionless, trust-minimized, noncustodial manner. Founded in 2021, Maya is a “friendly fork” of THORChain running on the same fundamental technologies (Tendermint, Cosmos SDK and automated market maker) and looks to complement the Web3 liquidity back-end structure by betting on several innovations and differentiators. For those unfamiliar with THORChain, you can use its revolutionary technology to swap across eight different blockchains today using any of its most popular user interfaces, such as THORWallet, THORSwap, XDEFI, Rango Exchange, Defispot, and hint: Trust Wallet itself! (Yep, THORChain powers the backend magic for Trust Wallet’s incredible cross-chain swaps).

What differentiates Maya Protocol is that it boasts a fully public, transparent “fair launch” process and claims to achieve, on average, 2x THORChain’s capital efficiency by allowing node operators to provide liquidity with their staked bonds. Additionally, Maya Protocol’s native liquidity token, CACAO, can be exported to secure one or more sidechains, allowing it to handle smart contracts, the Ethereum Virtual Machine, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and more.

Maya will be conducting a preannounced CACAO fair-drop for everyone adding liquidity into its pools during a period of 21 days starting on March 7, 2023 — a process it calls a “liquidity auction.” Notoriously, a batch of MAYA coins will be issued too, but will only work as revenue-accruing tokens and not facilitate any liquidity pairs or be used to pay any network fees. Anyone can obtain MAYA tokens via an airdrop by holding a Maya Mask NFT or RUNE. The dual-token system has been cleverly designed to maximize the benefits for the community with CACAO and its fair launch while suppressing all sell pressure with the implementation of MAYA.

Maya has been running on a stagenet since November 2022, essentially the Maya mainnet code running real Bitcoin, Ethereum and THORChain full nodes. You can try the stagenet out to swap real native Bitcoin to real native Ether — just make sure not to use significant funds to do it and expect high slippage due to the low liquidity environment of the stagenet. THORWallet will also soon be launching its beta version of Maya on iOS, Android, and as a web app.

The Maya Protocol team has undergone extensive code security audits with Halborn for six months to decrease the likelihood of vulnerabilities at launch and thereafter. It will also launch bug bounties with Immunefi as soon as all remediations from the audits have been patched, which is expected to finish by the end of January.

The Maya team has been busy finding collaboration opportunities with several well-established players in the industry and can now count the Thorstarter DAO and external wallet provider THORWallet as its official launch collaborators. It is via the latter’s mobile app that users will be able to participate in the protocol, adding LP positions or natively swapping across BTC, ETH, Tether and USD Coin (ERC-20) and RUNE, and soon after the liquidity auction is over, across KUJI, BNB Smart Chain, OSMO and Dash — a combination specifically designed to complement THORChain’s current offering.

For more information on the project, visit Maya Protocol’s official website, which includes a thorough white paper, and its social networks, which include Twitter and Discord.

The past few months in crypto have been surprisingly turbulent, even by the standards of our industry, with some of the most renowned and celebrated centralized custodians failing and producing a wave of adverse economic repercussions. These events have brought to light how easily trust can be broken and how protocol-level solutions, like Maya Protocol, can help us iron out these issues. Empowering decentralized networks to do all that a central exchange can do is key to a truly trustless future, one that Maya is here to help make a reality. It is the next step in truly separating money from the state, a mission that Maya has declared itself to be dead set on realizing.