NFTs Seem Like a Frivolous Fad, But They Should Be the Future of Music – Rolling Stone

The wild boom and bust of art NFTs made many onlookers wary of blockchain-based technology — but new developments in gaming, ticketing, and music royalties reveal NFTs’ true power
— Read on www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/crypto-nft-gaming-ticketing-royalties-1197979/

Real-World Applications of Blockchain Technologies

Application of blockchain technologies are beyond cryptocurrency and bitcoin. With its ability to develop more transparency, it is impacting a variety of sectors. Read out the real-world uses of blockchain technology.
— Read on www.analyticsinsight.net/real-world-applications-of-blockchain-technologies/

NFT Technology Is Set To Disrupt The Music Publishing Business Forever Giving More Control Back To Artists For Their Music

For over 30 years now, acclaimed guitar hero Joe Bonamassa has paved his own path in the music industry. Now Bonamassa is teaming up for his latest venture with Heritage Auctions, where he and longtime business partner Roy Weisman are changing the rules of the NFT game to offer one of the most intriguing, high value offers out there. The truly unprecedented lot sets Joe as the first musician to sell his music publishing in an NFT as part of this digital + physical collection, which also features his own “Holy Grail” 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst guitar and 1963 Fender Vibroverb amp that were used to record the song. What truly raises the stakes in the world of art and music, is the value. Here the reserve bid is worth the gear alone, yet Bonamassa is giving a once in a lifetime opportunity to ALSO become the owner of the master and publishing for one of his songs, “Broken Record.”
— Read on www.newswire.ca/news-releases/nft-technology-is-set-to-disrupt-the-music-publishing-business-forever-giving-more-control-back-to-artists-for-their-music-843169357.html

Stacey Abrams co-founded fintech company Now raises $9.5M | TechCrunch

Abrams and O’Connor Hodgson founded Now in 2010 to provide small businesses a quicker method for getting invoices paid. When a business submits an invoice through NowAccount, the service pays 100% of the invoice, minus a 3% merchant fee.

“We sell bonds in the capital market, just like American Express does,” O’Connor Hodgson explains. “We have very low-cost capital that we’re able to give that small business their revenue immediately. And then we’ve built a system that allows us to manage the cost and risk of that, because we’re going to then wait 30+ days to get paid.”

Today the Georgia-based company announced that it has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding. The round, led by Virgo Investment Group and featuring Cresset Capital Partners, will be used to help scale Now’s offerings. It comes as the pandemic has put even more of a strain on invoices for many companies. O’Connor Hodgson says the average wait time for invoice payment expanded from around 50 days to between 70-80.
— Read on techcrunch.com/2021/06/09/stacey-abrams-cofounded-fintech-company-now-raises-9-5m/

What is Solana (SOL)? | Genesis Block

What is Solana (SOL)? Solana is a web-scale blockchain that provides fast, secure, scalable, decentralized apps and marketplaces.
— Read on genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/

DeFi ‘Yield Farming’: How To Get DeFi Yield, And Why Invest In It

Investors allocating to crypto are looking for yield, just like dividend paying stocks and bonds. It’s one of the best things about DeFi.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2021/06/06/defi-yield-farming-what-is-it-how-should-you-invest-in-it/

BBC World Service – The Inquiry, Do we need more nuclear power to help deal with climate change?

Tanya Beckett asks if nuclear energy can helps us transition away from fossil fuel power.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1z20

Twitter Kills ‘Intelligent’ Photo Cropping As AI Exhibits Racial & Gender Bias – DesignTAXI.com

Twitter has admitted that its algorithm can discriminate too.
— Read on designtaxi.com/

The US Federal Reserve begins looking into its own digital currency | Engadget

The US Federal Reserve is took a step toward developing a digital currency as it announced plans to publish a research paper on the subject..
— Read on www.engadget.com/us-federal-reserve-is-looking-closer-at-a-digital-currency-125534039.html

Twitter updates Responsible Machine Learning Initiative

More about the work we’ve been doing to improve our ML algorithms within Twitter, and our path forward through a company-wide initiative called Responsible ML.
— Read on blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2021/introducing-responsible-machine-learning-initiative.html