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AXA, Switzerland’s Largest Insurer Accepts Bitcoin As Payment

Switzerland’s largest insurance company AXA is now allowing customers to pay their insurance premiums with Bitcoin (BTC). However, this does not include life insurance premiums (for regulatory reasons). This is the first time a Swiss insurance company has allowed customers to pay their premiums with Bitcoin. AXA collaborated with the cryptocurrency broker Bitcoin Suisse to…

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Yamaha Creates A 496HP Electric Motor For Hypercars

Yamaha has developed a 496HP electric motor for the construction of electric hypercars. The company has a history of developing internal combustion engines, as well as ATVs, motorcycles and other motorsports equipment. The decision to start building high-performance electric powertrains signifies an interest in vehicle electrification. The company also helps manufacturers to build prototypes. What…

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Apple To Start Randomizing Device Serial Numbers

Apple devices will eventually have randomized serial numbers. Previously, their serial numbers contained details such as the location, date and time the devices were produced. Future Apple devices will contain a randomized 10-12 digit (first it will be 10) serial number that does not provide such details. The move will hopefully reduce fraud by making…

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Green Bitcoin Mining Company Iris Increases Its’ Fundraising Round To $40M

Australian data center provider Iris has doubled its fundraising round to $40 million AUD ($30.7 million USD) ahead of its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company provides data center services for computing applications requiring high performance and efficiency, such as machine learning, genomics and research, rendering and visualization, mining, and more. They do so using…