Line will permanently halt crypto exchange services, to focus on blockchain and LN token

Line-owned crypto exchange Bitfront will shut down the website by March 2023. Bitfront will gradually stop accepting new signups and credit card payments in order to halt its services.

The ongoing bitcoin bear market is the main cause of the closure. The Line blockchain ecosystem and the Link (LN) coin are just two of the numerous blockchain projects that Line will keep operating.

Jio Cloud Gaming service beta goes live; free for all users

Registrations for the platform’s beta programme, which gives you access to more than 50 titles to play and test, are now being accepted. JioGamesCloud is free for all users, irrespective of your network provider.

The JioGames app for Android and the official website on PC and Mac both now offer the service. On the Jio Set-top box, games can also be played.

Amazon is ending wholesale distribution service in India, marking third business exit in the country

The wholesale e-commerce website Amazon Distribution, which was offered in a few neighbourhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore, and Hubli, is closing down. Earlier, Amazon shuts two other businesses — food delivery and online learning platform Academy — in the country.

The goal of Amazon Distribution was to make it easier for kiranas, or Indian neighbourhood shops, pharmacies, and department stores to obtain merchandise from the online retailer.

Vladimir Putin Asks for Creation of a Digital Payment System

The new payment system is said to be independent of third-party involvement and banks. The new digital payment system can be curated using distributed ledgers and digital currency technology.

“We all know very well that under today’s illegitimate restrictions, one of the lines of attack is through settlements. And our financial institutions know this better than anyone because they are exposed to these practices,”

Aditya Birla Group’s ‘House of Brands’ venture TMRW partners with 8 Digital-First Lifestyle Brands

With these 8 brands on board, TMRW has achieved a revenue run-rate of INR 700 Cr+ and is on a path to cross an annual revenue rate of INR 1500 Cr+ in the next 12 months.

With this portfolio, TMRW has established presence across a broad spectrum of apparel segments ranging from Casual Wear, Kid’s Wear to Western Wear. The plan is to expand in related Lifestyle categories including Beauty & Personal Care.

Lithium-Sulfur Battery, the Soaring Next-Gen Battery

Lithium-sulfur batteries use sulfur as cathode and lithium metal as anode. Sulfur used as cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries is less expensive than cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries.

Since the sulfur cathode and lithium anode have low density and high capacity per weight than lithium-ion batteries, the battery’s energy density can become two-fold (>500Wh/kg).

Karnataka State Police launches an official App: SOS button, access to police services and more..

The App facilitates any citizen to notify any of their trusted contacts via SMS, regarding an emergency they are in through the SOS button.

Each of the Police Control Rooms in the Commissionerate / District Police Jurisdiction will be responding to the complaints. The issues notified by citizens would be automatically acknowledged with an SMS along with report number for future tracking.

Coming soon: Driverless trains in India

In India, there will be a significant shift away from traditional railway signalling systems and toward indigenous communication-based train control systems in the near future (i-CBTC).

For the first time, i-CBTC is being developed in India. It is a cutting-edge communication system that uses radio communication to transmit precise and timely train control information. The system will enable unmanned metro and train operations, representing a significant advancement in the field of automation.

Wipro the first Indian company to set up an employee union (European works council)

Wipro has reached an agreement with employee representatives on setting up a European Works Council.

The formation of a European Works Council has come after a request filed by employees under an EU directive with company employee representatives from 13 European companies including France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Germany. In all, there are over 30,000 employees working in Europe.

5.4 million Twitter users’ data stolen in 2021 shared online for free

A hacker forum has made available for free more than 5.4 million Twitter user records that contained private data that was acquired through an API flaw rectified in January.

By utilising a Twitter API vulnerability, this data was gathered in December 2021. Private phone numbers and email addresses that are not intended for public use are mixed in with scraped public data.

Google secures Chrome with emergency update to fix 8th zero-day in 2022

The eight zero-day vulnerability used in cyberattacks this year has been fixed by Google in an emergency security update for the desktop version of the Chrome web browser.

Google has withheld information about the issue to stop its malicious exploitation from spreading since users need time to apply the security update to their Chrome systems.

Data breach occurs at Canadian crypto exchange Coinsquare

On November 19, Coinsquare had to briefly halt operations in order to look into some strange activities on its system. Nevertheless, preemptive efforts taken over several days allowed Coinsquare to gradually resume operations.

In a follow-up email to investors, Coinsquare acknowledged that the incident exposed their customer database, which most likely allowed third-party access.

Snapchat officially makes its Microsoft Store debut

The Progressive Web App (PWA) for the social media platform would function through Microsoft Edge on machines running Windows 10 and 11.

This application will be built on the web version of Snap. This is powered by Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser that was released earlier this year.

Experimental self-driving buses hit Seoul streets

The new vehicle features rounded edges and wide windows that give it a toy-like appearance rather than the appearance of a technological advance.

Instead of spending money on pricey sensors, it uses cameras and lasers to find its way. For the time being, the bus will operate on its own, travelling 3.4 kilometres in 20 minutes around a brief circuit in central Seoul.