Last week I visited my girlfriend, who just moved to London to join ustwo games, for a few days. I worked some days remote and took the weekend to explore London a bit. Besides the cold weather I really enjoyed the few days that I was there, can't wait to go back!
I've always been a fan of identity on the blockchain, I think it's a very good use case for it. And that's exactly what Bridge Protocol, another ICO on the NEO blockchain, is about to do. Bridge is seeking to bring a safer, legal and more elegant KYC/AML procedure to comply with all the various international regulations. Bridge will allow users to create a digital identity tied to the blockchain that can be used (and re-used) for future ICOs and be used as digital fingerprint and pen.
Late 2016 Elon Musk started a new company, called The Boring Company. The main objective of the company is (was?) to bring down costs of digging underground tunnels. But while they're working on that Musk tends to launch a little side project from time to time through the company as well.
It looks like DigitalOcean is stepping up their game with the increasing competition from companies like Linode & Amazon for easy and cheap VPS instances. They were one of the first to offer small VPS instances at such an affordable rate. The cheapest ones were already starting already at $5 for 512MB memory, 20GB SSD space & 1 vCPU.
It's somewhat surprising that Bitconnect lasted this long. It doesn't take a lot of brains or a degree in rocket science to realise it's an obvious ponzi. By just looking at the tiers they offer with guaranteed profit percentages within a certain amount of time a few alarm bells should already start ringing.
Something that I struggled with in the past, configuring a headless Raspberry Pi so I can SSH into it over WiFi. It used to be a quite a hassle connecting a monitor with HDMI and a keyboard etc, but these days it's quite easy to do with the latest version of Raspbian.
NEO, the so called Ethereum of China, went completely down today during the Trinity ICO. They claim they can handle up to 1000 TPS, while Ethereum can only handle 15 TPS, yet they went down after a single block included 576 transactions.