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China all set to tighten the screws on blockchain companies: TFiR HighLights

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The Chinese government is all set to tighten the screws on blockchain companies. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has published a draft policy, called “The Regulation for Managing Blockchain Information Services”, with the plan to impose significant restrictions on any China-based blockchain information service provider.

The policy, if enacted, would make it mandatory for blockchain service providers to provide their real names and national identification numbers when registering for a service. They would also be required to register with the CAC within 10 days of starting their services. The country’s top online censorship agency has also sought feedback from the public (until November 2) before going ahead with the policy.

Source: The Verge

Samsung’s Windows Mixed Reality headset gets refreshed with the new HMD Odyssey+. The device features the dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays and a combined resolution of 1,440 x 1,600 per eye. But the biggest change from last year’s model is the Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE) Display to fight irritating fixed-pattern noise, creating a perceived PPI of 1,233 PPI for an enhanced mixed reality experience.

Other specs include 360-degree spatial sound that comes with pre-paired controllers, built-in Bluetooth and Inside-Out Position tracking features, along with an easy-plug-in setup with a compatible PC. Priced at $500, the headset is now available in the US at Microsoft.com and Samsung.com. It will come to South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Brazil later this year. The device will retail for $500.

Source: Samsung

31 LiFT Open Source Training Scholarships awarded to inspiring individuals around the world. The Linux Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2018 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarships. This year, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 31 of the more than 900 applicants who vied to be selected in one of the nine categories offered. Two applicants were selected to receive a scholarship in each category with the exception of ‘Open Source Newbies’, in which 15 applicants were selected.

LiFT aims to increase diversity in open source technology by providing access to online and in-person training and certification exams for underserved demographics at no cost to the recipient. Details of the scholarship recipients for 2018 in each category here.

Source: The Linux Foundation

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