Nasa to Use ETH Blockchain For Deep Space Exploration

Project funded by NASA is looking to use the ETH blockchain’s smart contracts technology to automate spacecraft maneuvering while avoiding space debris
17 April 2018   705

A research project called "A sample of fault-tolerant network interaction and computation" is headed by  Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis, assistant professor, specializing in the field of computer technology. This is reported by CCN.

Kocsis received a three-year grant of $ 330,000. She intends to use it to develop a cognitive architecture that will allow the aircraft to travel in outer space without relying on critical data from Earth scientists.

Instead, smart contracts based on Ethereum will help them "think on their own" in the process of detecting and evading debris that could cause serious damage to the device in the event of a collision.

In this project, the Ethereum blockchain technology will be exploited to develop a decentralized, secure, and cognitive networking and computing infrastructure for deep space exploration. The blockchain consensus protocols will be further explored to improve the resilience of the infrastructure.
 

Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Akron 

Kocsis believes that the decentralized infrastructure will, among other things, help automate the collection of data, which in turn will free up human resources, currently conducting complex calculations during flights, and throw them into data analysis.

I hope to develop technology that can recognize environmental threats and avoid them, as well as complete a number of tasks automatically.
 

Dr. Jin Wei Kocsis

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Akron 

Whether the project will use a public or private version of Ethereum blockchain is unknown.

Santander to Deny XRP Token Usage Info

It turned out that bank uses xCurrent in One Pay FX instead of XRP token for international payments, as it stated earlier
25 March 2019   71

Santander, a large Spanish bank, in its Twitter spread incorrect information about cooperation with Ripple.

And although the majority of cryptocurrency holders reacted positively to the statement of Santander, some of them drew attention to the fact that this news had no effect on the growth of XRP trading volume.

It soon became clear that the bank provided incorrect information.

xCurrent allows Ripple customers to make payments using Fiat as well as digital currencies. A similar product, the operations in which are carried out using XRP cryptocurrency, is called xRapid.

Despite the official apology, some commentators suspected the bank of manipulating the market.