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   1372

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.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   962

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”