Irish agritech player MagGrow raises €3m

Dublin agritech start-up MagGrow has raised €3m in a funding round from existing and new investors. The round will finance MagGrow’s efforts to accelerate growth in target markets. It will also be allocated to several R&D initiatives, both internally and with third-party research partners, to validate the science behind MagGrow’s technology. The company has focused … [Read more…]

10 leading scientists reveal their unsung heroes

Behind every great scientist is a person or people who not only inspired them to pursue the career of their dreams, but helped them draw inspiration at times when the going got tough. As part of our Science Uncovered series, we’ve been asking all participants who their unsung hero of science is. As you can … [Read more…]

Tyndall now one of Europe’s first DPA ‘stress test’ centres for spacetech

Representatives from the European Space Agency (ESA) arrived at Tyndall today (13 November) to announce that its Space Solutions Centre based at the research centre is now a Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA)-accredited space component analysis service under ISO 17025. For Irish and international spacetech manufacturers, this means that they can stress-test their latest equipment at … [Read more…]

BitMEX CEO Denies Allegations of Trading Against Customers

Last month an independent crypto researcher who goes by the name, Hasu, posted an article exploring some of the most prevalent concerns users have with crypto exchange behemoth BitMEX, one of which is that the exchange trades against its customers to make a profit. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes publicly came out against the allegations on Monday … [Read more…]

“Raging Bull” Adam Todd Has Big Plans for Digitex in the Futures Market [INTERVIEW]

What started as a slapdash collection of retail crypto exchanges seems to have ballooned to epidemic proportions—the entire trading world apparently fixed to heave asset-class after class onto the blockchain. Veteran trader, now Digitex founder and lead architect Adam Todd, for one, told CryptoSlate in an exclusive interview about how his fee-less, non-custodial crypto exchange … [Read more…]

Szabo: Traditional Finance Destroyed its Tradition, Merit of Crypto Over Fiat

According to blockchain, crypto, and smart contracts pioneer Nick Szabo, the traditional finance sector has destroyed its tradition and has implemented inappropriately complex policies to limit the public’s access to money. “Traditional’ finance has destroyed its traditions in favor of naive experiments in digital centralization. Payment vendors now ask questions ludicrously irrelevant to the function … [Read more…]

$62 Million Litecoin Transaction Sent for Fifty Cents: The Potential of Crypto Transactions

On Nov. 9, the Litecoin (LTC) news site litecoin.com reported one of the highest transactions to date on the LTC network, valued at 1,159,005.90779568LTC, or roughly $62M USD. Aside from the sheer amount of money moved, the transaction gained attention because it was settled for a mere fifty cents. The 1M+ Litecoin Transaction valued at $62M … [Read more…]