Stripe will acquire Paystack to accelerate online commerce across Africa: On October 15th, 2020, stripe brought to light its acquisition of Paystack a money processing startup based in Nigeria. This further highlights Nigeria and West Africa’s growing potential as Africa’s tech hub. This also brings us one step closer to a world of boundless monetary transactions. Read Here
Bitcoin surges after Paypal jumps into the cryptocurrency business: In other payment processing news ( and this is a huge one ) PayPal arguably the biggest fintech company in the world wants to process Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin transactions. The Bitcoin maximalists are joyous over this one. But this is a paradigm shift for crypto overall and may mark the moment when cryptocurrencies truly became mainstream. Read Here
Behind Anduril’s Effort to Create an Operating System for War: There’s a growing trend of tech companies moving into the national security space. Of course, many who know the actual founding of many of our most beloved companies know this isn’t a new phenomenon. This article highlights innovations in the space, most notably, those of Anduril, a company co-founded by the controversial Palmer Luckey. Read Here
Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time: We are one step closer towards achieving far cheaper electricity, levitating trains, and rapid development in quantum technologies. In a paper published in Nature magazine on the 14th of October 2020, the researchers report achieving superconductivity at room temperatures. We are still far from utilization, but we sure are one step closer to making it an everyday reality. Read Here
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