AIKON & Hadron to Use DLT for Hubble Data Processing

AIKON provides astronomers from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) an interface through which researchers obtain photos from Hubble
25 July 2018   963

Blockchain projects AIKON and Hadron have involved distributed ledger technology for data processing from the Hubble Space Telescope, CoinDesk reports.

In particular, AIKON provides astronomers from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) an interface through which researchers obtain photos from Hubble, and computers use Hadron's blockchain for processing and visualizing these data.

An astronomer from STScI Josh Peek said that processing data from space telescopes requires a lot of CPU time. According to him, the blockchain solution will effectively use the computer's computing power resources.

Peek also believes that the solutions based on the distributed ledger technology are 10 times cheaper than the standard cloud computing used by NASA and STScI.

Processor time is paid by CPU tokens from AIKON. The price of a coin is tied to the average cost of computing capacity charged by cloud hosting services.

Now the system is tested by a small group of astronomers from STScI, using a stock of free CPU tokens. In the future, AIKON plans to use a billing system (pay as you go) for new coin users.

TON to Launch by October 19 or Contracts Are Void

This information was found in the documented, drawn up on behalf of the founder of Telegram
22 February 2019   93

The blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON) should be launched no later than October 31, 2019. Otherwise, all agreements for the purchase of Gram tokens with the project investors will be canceled. This is evidenced by a document drawn up on behalf of the founder of Telegram Pavel Durov, but not signed by him.

It details the legal details of the purchase of Gram tokens, as well as the legal nuances of the distribution of tokens in certain jurisdictions.

According to the document, the Gram token will be issued and distributed immediately after launch blockchain platform TON. If the release of the main network does not take place until October 31, 2019, the contract will be invalid.

Document contains the address of Harneys Law Firm in the British Virgin Islands, where Telegram itself is registered.

As previously reported by ForkLog, the TON blockchain platform is 90% complete, the launch of the test network is scheduled for the end of March 2019.

The organizers of the ICO Telegram attracted $ 1.7 billion from a limited group of investors to develop the TON network.