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Former OpenSea employee charged in first-ever case of digital asset insider trading

Nathaniel Chastain, the former OpenSea product manager who resigned after he was revealed to be using privileged information to sell NFTs, has been indicted for wire fraud and money laundering, the Department of Justice announced today. This marks the first insider trading case involving digital assets, the agency said. It was originally unclear if anything would happen to Chastain, following his resignation, since the sale of NFTs isn't regulated. His plan wasn't exactly groundbreaking: He knew what NFTs were going to be…

Brazil’s digital currency implementation pushed to 2024

Getty Images/iStockphotoAccording to the country's Central Bank, the project to introduce a digital currency in Brazil has had its introduction delayed its introduction. According to the new plans around the Digital Real project, the tests that were supposed to commence later this year have been pushed to 2023. This is due to a workers' strike at the Central Bank, which impacted the original schedule. During an event about the topic promoted by the Brazilian Banking Federation (Febraban) on Monday (30), the bank's…

Want to advance your career in tech? Focus on these three areas

How have IT skills requirements evolved with the rise of cloud computing and digital transformation? Rajavel: Every company is now a software company. From mobile banking and virtual healthcare visits to self-driving cars and automated food prep and delivery services, software applications are embedded into nearly every aspect of the economy and our lives.To be and remain relevant, technical professionals need to focus on three areas: cloud, security and programming and scripting languages. Certification with cloud…

A Man’s ‘Eczema’ Was Actually Caterpillar Hairs

The spongy moth (Lymantria dispar) in its caterpillar stage of life.Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)A man’s suspected case of painful eczema on his left wrist turned out to be something much more unusual. Doctors in China discovered that their patient actually had caterpillar hairs lodged in his arm, likely caught while climbing an apple tree months earlier. Following a steroid injection, the man’s lesions cleared up.The tale of the embedded caterpillar hairs was detailed last month in BMJ Case Reports. The man, said to

How to write a software engineer cover letter that gets you noticed

Morsa Images/DigitalVision/Getty ImagesYour resume doesn't speak for itself. Would you believe that a well-written software engineer cover letter can make a huge difference in landing an interview for your dream job? It puts your resume into context — and it's where you get to show off your soft skills and demonstrate enthusiasm to possible employers. But if you're more comfortable writing code than talking about yourself, penning a cover letter can feel intimidating.Below, you'll learn how to craft an effective…

Scientists Discover World’s Largest Organism, Chilling Out Under Ocean

Mysteries of the deep!Large, in ChargeScientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) got a fascinating surprise when, while attempting to study genetic differences between plants in a massive undersea meadow, their samples revealed that the "meadow" was in fact just one very old — and very large — organism.According to The Guardian, this single Posidonia australis plant, more commonly known as ribbon weed, spans an astonishing 77 square miles of undersea land off the coast of western Australia's Shark Bay. For…

James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images will be revealed on July 12th

after the launched, we'll get our first look at full-color images captured by the telescope. The European Space Agency says the imagery and first spectroscopic data on July 12th. “The release of Webb’s first full-color images will offer a unique moment for us all to stop and marvel at a view humanity has never seen before,” Webb deputy program director Eric Smith said. “These images will be the culmination of decades of dedication, talent, and dreams — but they will also be just the beginning.” JWST required several…

Monkeypox Outbreaks: 4 Key Questions Scientists Have

It’s been three weeks since public-health authorities confirmed a case of monkeypox in the United Kingdom. Since then, more than 400 confirmed or suspected cases have emerged in at least 20 non-African nations, including Canada, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom — the largest outbreak ever seen outside Africa. The situation has scientists on alert, because the monkeypox virus has emerged in separate populations across multiple countries, and there is no obvious link between many of the clusters, raising the…

Ray-zing the Bar for Compact Soundbars

The Ray is the latest smart soundbar from Sonos; it officially launches on June 7 for $279, and its design challenges everything we've come to expect from this type of speaker. Soundbars have become popular because flat screen TVs have gotten so thin that it's become hard — if not impossible — to fit a decent-sounding speaker system inside the set itself. In audio, bigger is almost always better, but the Ray is Sonos' smallest soundbar to date. The Sonos Ray is two inches wide, which is roughly half the length of Sonos'…

Google is merging Duo and Meet into a single video calling platform

Google is about to simplify its communication services. The company it plans to merge Duo and Meet, its two disparate video calling apps, into a single platform. Starting over the next few weeks, Google will begin adding Meet features to Duo. Once that happens, you’ll be able to use the app, which up to this point was primarily designed for personal video calling, to schedule meetings. Other features that will make their way to Duo include support for , live-sharing content and in-meeting text chat. At the same time,…