Exxon is reportedly considering launching similar pilot projects in Alaska, Nigeria, Argentina, Guyana and Germany. It is backed by tech investor stalwarts like Bain Capital, the Winklevoss twins and Valor Equity Partners; the latter was the first institutional investor in Tesla. The 18 million cubic feet of gas per month that the project utilizes otherwise would have been flared, i.
This waste gas is comprised mainly of methane, a super-polluting greenhouse gas that's about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide. To be clear, the methane gas is still burned. It's just powering a crypto mining operation instead of getting dumped straight into the atmosphere. Bitcoin mining could also be a fossil fuel industry lifeline, providing a new source of revenue that can keep oil and gas flowing at a time when, as I have already pointed out, we absolutely should not be keeping the oil and gas flowing if we value a habitable climate.
You know, technologies that would help ensure we no longer extract fossil fuels in the first place. SpaceX reportedly received millions from the U. The USAID press release now calls the donation a "public-private partnership" rather than a "private sector donation. Musk responded "Starlink service is now active in Ukraine.
More terminals en route. According to compensation comparison tool levels. Doordash is among a slew of tech stocks that have taken a tumble in the first quarter of the year. Robinhood, Snap, Roku and Uber have also offered increased equity to employees.
According to Pitchbook , the slump is hitting early-stage startups, too. In contrast to the IPO and SPAC flurry last year, Pitchbook said that poor public market performance is influencing the change in startup funding, too. Texas belt buckles. Super-sized silver cowboy boots. Drones making a giant Doge in the sky. But the one thing Tesla watchers are all talking about is the Cybertruck, which the world's richest man announced would be available in Attendees were shown the latest prototype, electrically dropping rear glass and all.
As time went on, that became early , then late Along the way, the price for the Cybertruck also disappeared from the order page. But that hasn't deterred the Tesla true believers, who have been clamoring for the truck since it was announced.
Leading up to the evening event, plenty of speculation circulated on Reddit and Twitter that the "cyber" in Cyber Rodeo meant there would be big news about the truck. Now, we have the news, which amounts to a promise on a road littered with them. The Ford F is the most popular vehicle in America. While Tesla is the biggest EV seller in the U. Ford, for example, will start selling an electric version of their popular pickup this summer. Reservations for the F Lightning have been so brisk, Ford said in January that it plans to crank out , of them per year to meet demand.
Rivian also released its battery-powered truck late last year with much fanfare , though it's struggled with production holdups since. In short, it's a market growing more crowded by the day and Tesla could well be slipping behind its competitors. The prototype Tesla let fans examine up close Thursday is clearly far from final.
Hopefully, anyways, for future Cybertruck owners' sakes. It also still had the Model X yoke , with no airbag. But its stock dropped Friday after Goldman Sachs said the online brokerage faces a rough road ahead. The company said Thursday it had rolled out the crypto wallet feature to every eligible Robinhood user on its waitlist. It also added support for Lightning payments, making the wallet more useful for low-cost retail transactions and transfers. Robinhood kicked off the year with a disappointing earnings report highlighted by a revenue outlook that was well below what Wall Street was expecting.
And indeed, most EVs. Ideally, the resulting battery would skip the use of the rare and expensive materials that power lithium-ion batteries, including cobalt and lithium itself. The safety and stability of the batteries will also be a priority.
All-solid-state batteries use solid electrodes and other component parts, rather than relying on the liquid or polymer components of lithium-ion batteries. They have historically been low in energy density, but recent technological developments have renewed interest in exploring their use in EVs and other applications. With the need to get more people in EVs ASAP to address the climate crisis, the more innovation on the battery front, the better.
The University of California, San Diego, is also involved in the research. The vehicle was truly ahead of its time when it hit the market in , but now the rest of the market seems to be catching on as more and more EVs get snapped up. Not to put too fine a point on it, but if the duo succeeds, the resulting battery could revolutionize EVs. Some of the main barriers to wide-scale EV adoption are the expense and rarity of the materials needed for lithium-ion batteries , as well as the time it takes to charge them.
And we need to get more EVs on the road yesterday. Now, we know what it might look like: a rock. The wallets or should we say rocks? Which might be a portmanteau of "rock" and "key. The company formerly known as Square wrote in a blog post last month that the wallet system would include three components.
First, it will have a mobile app that allows customers to own and manage bitcoin and find partners to buy, sell or convert fiat to crypto. Block will offer more details about what happens for people who lose both their phone and hardware device in the future.
Following the first successful union election in an Amazon warehouse, the company shared in a filing that it plans to file several objections to the conduct of both the union and the National Labor Relations Board in an effort to contest the results. The Amazon Labor Union became the first group to successfully unionize a group of Amazon workers when it won an election at the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island by more than votes on April 1.
Amazon immediately announced its objection to the result and also expressed its intention to challenge the conduct of the NLRB, the federal body that oversees the administration of U. Both parties have the right to file objections to union election conduct after the results are announced, and the NLRB must rule on those objections before it can officially certify the results of the election.
While the company has not issued further public comment since the vote on April 1, Amazon's April 7 filing with the NLRB shows that the company plans to accuse the Amazon Labor Union of coercing people to vote in favor of the union, as well as accusing the NLRB of behavior that "interfered with employee free choice. Amazon union organizers with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in Bessemer, Alabama, are also waiting on official election results, where just over contested ballots will determine a victor there.
Twitter employees? Not so much. The news that Tesla's leader would join Twitter's board did not sit well with employees, who have expressed concern that Musk's values seem to contradict the company's. Twitter now plans to host Musk at a town hall to hopefully? The meeting is being dubbed an AMA, and the Post said it's not very common for the company to host one. That has certainly been the case this week Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I want to welcome you to ask those questions to him.
Musk is at once one of Twitter's biggest posters and one of its biggest critics. A few weeks before news that he bought a big stake in Twitter went public, Musk tweeted that he was considering building his own social media platform. He's a self-proclaimed " free speech absolutist " who has called for an open-source algorithm and criticized Twitter's content moderation policies. Republican lawmakers still upset about former President Donald Trump's ban on the platform have taken a liking to Musk's tweets attacking Twitter and appointment to Twitter's board.
Employees are worried that Musk's seat on the board could set the company back on its progress toward eradicating hate speech and misinformation on the platform. The employees are not alone, either. A digital ad agency leader said Musk's role may scare off brands from doing business on Twitter, and Reddit's former CEO expressed concern about the move. Does innovation trump humanity? Tech companies have spent months hyping the potential of the metaverse, a platform that isn't yet real.
Even still, Epic and LEGO are already trying to make sure the concept is safe for kids — or at least that's what they claim. The announcement was light on details. The companies said Thursday that they're entering a "long-term" partnership to make a "family-friendly" metaverse. Lego Group CEO Niels Christiansen said in a statement that "there is huge potential to develop life-long skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication through digital experiences," and the partnership is aimed in that direction.
But the companies' metaverse for kids seems to be in very early stages. It's unclear when it will launch and what the platform will entail, exactly. While this sounds heartwarming, a metaverse for kids isn't a new concept. Sweeney has been bullish on the concept for months, stating at a conference in Seoul in November that "over the coming decades, the metaverse has the potential to become a multi-trillion-dollar part of the world economy," Bloomberg reported.
The platform announced Thursday that it's testing a feature called "unmentioning," which helps quiet your noisy notifications by letting you leave a conversation you have no interest in being part of.
The feature is currently being tested by a small group of users and is only available on the web. Twitter said the feature is "a way to help you protect your peace and remove yourself from conversations. When used, your Twitter handle will be grayed out on that post. Dominic Camozzi, a senior privacy designer at Twitter, first previewed the unmention feature on his page last June. The feature is a step in combatting harassment by controlling "unwanted attention," Camozzi previously tweeted.
Twitter has been working on several other anti-abuse features, including "Safety Mode," a tool which automatically blocks accounts for seven days if they comment using harmful language. Twitter began testing the mode in September and expanded in February. These features add to one that allows users to limit who can reply to their posts that was rolled out in and expanded in Anti-harassment features aren't the only way that Twitter is giving more power to users.
The platform announced Tuesday that it's finally working on an edit button — a feature so long-awaited that Twitter made an April Fool s' joke out of it. But in a quieter move, Twitter changed the way deleted tweets show up when embedded on third-party websites, leaving a blank box behind rather than text. Though Twitter Senior Product Manager Eleanor Harding said the change was to "better respect when people have chosen to delete their tweets," it makes it possible for public figures to erase newsworthy statements as if they never happened.
That could be a lot of kinds of financial businesses, but crypto has been in the FCA's crosshairs. Even with recent gestures by the British government to seem more welcoming to crypto, the regulatory environment for crypto firms headquartered in the U. After setting an April 1 deadline for crypto firms on its temporary register to get on its permanent register or cease operations, the agency left crypto firms in a mad scramble to meet its deadline. But the FCA changed its mind shortly after and extended its deadline for a select few crypto firms, allowing firms including Revolut and Copper to continue operations on a temporary basis.
The added enforcement funding sought by the FCA mirrors efforts by regulators in the U. The CFTC requested an expanded budget for training risk analysts on digital assets last week, and has sought expanded authority over crypto regulation. Likewise, the SEC has requested new enforcement positions within the agency, though not on the scale of the FCA's proposal. Activision Blizzard will be moving its 1,plus quality assurance testers from contract roles to full-time jobs with additional pay raises, following months of activism and unionization from a group of workers including QA testers at Raven Studio, the gaming studio that produces Call of Duty.
Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, converted many of its contract QA testers to full-time last month. A group of workers at Raven Software began the process of forming a union after Activision Blizzard laid off some contract QA testers and offered full-time roles to others in a similar move late last year.
Those workers staged a walkout and strike and eventually formed one of the first game-workers unions in the U. Those same unionized workers may not be given the new benefits and pay raises going to other QA testers, according to Communications Workers of America Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens.
Activision Blizzard has been embroiled in months of scandal following California and federal labor suits alleging the company fostered a work environment that led to a frat-house culture of sexual harassment. While the company reached a settlement agreement with the Equal Opportunity and Employment Commission in late March, it still must face ongoing investigations and suits from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and former employees and shareholders.
After workers organized a digital walkout, Activision walked back its decision. Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated when Epic converted QA testers to full-time. This story was updated on April 7, Last year, Better. Now, Better. The online mortgage lender is extending the offer to some of its corporate, product development and engineering employees, company executives reportedly announced at a town hall on Tuesday.
Company execs cited the current mortgage markets with rising interest rates and shifting refinancing conditions as reasons for the layoffs. He took a leave of absence after that round of layoffs and was reinstated in January by the company's board, but he's now facing a fraud suit from investors who allege he misused their funds.
I failed. I was not disciplined over the past 18 months. We probably could have made more money last year and been leaner, meaner and hungrier. In the months since the initial layoffs, the company has lost a flurry of senior execs , including its vice president of Finance, head of Real Estate, head of Sales and general manager of Purchase, all of whom resigned.
Dreams do come true. The occasion? But the tides seem to be shifting toward open networks where any EV can charge at any station. The administration itself has put forward a plan and funding to build out a network across the U. The meeting is a big deal for Twitter's newest board member , who's been upset with the Biden administration for not saying enough nice things about Tesla.
Or anything at all, really. In late February, after reporting emerged that the White House had no interest in hosting Musk with other corporate leaders, Musk emailed CNBC to double down on his frustrations with being ignored. While major automakers sport unionized workforces, none of Tesla's plants have unionized. But despite the acrimony and potential differences of opinion, Musk's assurances he'd "do the right thing" if he got the invite seem to have paid off.
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at the White House on Wednesday. As of press time, Musk had not yet tweeted about the meeting. Solar panels work when the sun is up. But a group of engineers at Stanford University found a way to generate electricity from them at night, too. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday said regulating crypto should focus squarely on the risks it poses to consumers and businesses, not the technology.
Major crypto companies have warned that regulation could stifle that innovation and cause the U. Those protections include principles and policies already in place in traditional finance. Yellen also addressed the proposal to create an official U. The Army Corps of Engineers has closed its review of SpaceX's planned expansion in Boca Chica, Texas, because the company failed to provide environmental documentation about how the Starbase site growth could affect the surrounding ecology and wildlife.
Bloomberg first reported the Army Corps' letter to SpaceX detailing the missing documentation, which should have included information on how the planned expansion in South Texas would affect the complex and rare combination of coastal flats and wetlands that surround the planned growth area.
The Army Corps cannot approve the company's planned growth until it submits those documents. The local residents of Cameron County, Texas, have been sharply divided over the SpaceX facility's growth and Elon Musk's plans to build and launch the Starship spacecraft to Mars from that location eventually, in part because of the way the facility could threaten the environment and beaches.
Musk's facility has grown rapidly over the last five years, and Musk reportedly spends about half of his time living in the surrounding area. SpaceX rocket launches and booster tests have sometimes exploded over the wetlands and coastal mudflats, and environmental researchers in the area told Protocol last yea r that they are especially concerned about the effects on some rare bird species in the Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge, adjacent to the Starbase facility.
Locals also told Protocol last year that they feel that Musk's wealth and power have made it impossible for people to challenge the company's decisions to close roads to the beaches; though the company has an agreement that gives them a right to a certain number of road closures per year, the roads have been closed for far more hours each year than previously agreed upon.
The Federal Aviation Administration is also preparing a final environmental impact report for the planned Starship and Super Heavy rocket and booster launches and has pushed backed the report's planned release date several times over the last year. The current planned release date is April 29, and that report will determine whether or not SpaceX must take additional steps to mitigate the potential environmental consequences of the Starship launches.
Berkshire Hathaway just bought a huge stake in HP. Berkshire's stake makes it the largest shareholder in the personal computing and printing company. Berkshire's latest grab is its third large investment since late February. In mid-March, the firm bought a large stake — about Prior to Alleghany, Buffett hadn't followed through with a large acquisition in about six years, Reuters pointed out.
Yes, these are all identical, but that could change in the future. When you make a request to create a new account, NEAR immediately deducts the appropriate send amount from your account. Then it creates a receipt , an internal book-keeping mechanism to facilitate NEAR's asynchronous, sharded design if you're coming from Ethereum, forget what you know about Ethereum's receipts, as they're completely different.
Creating a receipt has its own associated costs:. The appropriate send amount for creating this receipt is also immediately deducted from your account. The "create account" action won't be finalized until the next block. Adding it all up to find the total transaction fee:. The numbers above should give you the sense that transactions on NEAR are cheap! But they don't give you much sense of how much it will cost to use a more complex app or operate a NEAR-based business.
Let's cover some more complex gas calculations: deploying contracts and function calls. The basic action costs include two different values for deploying contracts. Simplified, these are:. The first is a baseline cost, no matter the contract size. Note that this covers the cost of uploading and writing bytes to storage, but does not cover the cost of holding these bytes in storage.
Long-term storage is compensated via storage staking , a recoverable cost-per-byte amount that will also be deducted from your account during contract deployment. The AssemblyScript contract in this example Fungible Token compiles to just over 16kb the Rust contract is much larger, but this will be optimized.
Using the calculation above, we find that it requires 0. Given the general-purpose nature of NEAR, function calls win the award for most complex gas calculations. A given function call will use a hard-to-predict amount of CPU, network, and IO, and the amount of each can even change based on the amount of data already stored in the contract!
Instead, let's approach this from two other angles: ballpark comparisons to Ethereum, and getting accurate estimates with automated tests. Unlike NEAR, rather than using a predictable gas price, Ethereum uses a dynamic, auction-based marketplace. This makes a comparison to Ethereum's gas prices a little tricky, but we'll do our best.
Etherscan gives a historic Ethereum gas price chart. From November through July , average gas price was 21Gwei. Let's call this the "average" gas price. In July , average gas price went up to 57Gwei. Let's use this as a "high" Ethereum gas fee. While some of these operations on their surface appear to only be about a 10x improvement over Ethereum, something else to note is that the total supply of NEAR is more than 1 billion, while total supply of Ethereum is more like million.
Additionally, if the price of NEAR goes up significantly, then the minimum gas fee set by the network can be lowered. You can expect the network to sit at the minimum gas price most of the time; learn more in the Economics whitepaper. We will have a demonstration of how to do in-depth gas cost estimation soon; subscribe to this issue for updates.
Until then, you may want to look at this example of how to do simulation testing , a powerful way to test your contracts and inspect every aspect of their execution. These can be used with or without tests to report what the virtual machine knows about attached gas and its consumption at the moment your contract method is being executed:.
Calls to NEAR to read data are always free. But when you make a call to add or update data, you have to do so from an account that has some amount of NEAR tokens available in its balance, and these tokens will be attached to pay the gas fee. If you're coming from Ethereum, you may be used to the idea of paying a higher gas price to get your transaction processed faster.
In NEAR, gas costs are deterministic, and you can't pay extra. For basic operations like "transfer funds," you can't specify an amount to attach. The gas needed is easy to calculate ahead of time, so it's automatically attached for you. Check it: near-cli has a send command, which accepts no gas parameter; near-api-js has a sendTokens function which accepts no gas argument.
As shown in the tables above, these operations are cheap, so you probably won't even notice the slight reduction in your account's balance. You can also override the default value of attached gas. Here is an example using near-cli :. And in near-api-js , you can also specify an explicit amount of gas units to attach when calling a change method; see example here. These units will be multiplied by the gas price at the block in which they're processed.
If the function call makes cross-contract calls, then separate parts of the function will be processed in different blocks, and could use different gas prices. At a minimum, the function will take two blocks to complete, as explained in the blue box above. However, there's also a pessimistic multiplier of about 6. Multiplying all three of these numbers, we find that maximum attached gas units allow about 0. If gas prices are above the minimum, this charge could be higher.
This incentive structure leads to an auction-style market where users bid up the gas price as a means to ensure that their transaction is picked up by a miner and settled quickly. You may now be wondering why there is an auction for gas prices at all. Unlike Bitcoin where the block size is restricted by its size in bytes, Ethereum blocks are restricted by the sum of the transaction gas used in the block.
If the block gas limit was 10,,, then each block blocks are mined roughly every 15 seconds could include a maximum of transactions assuming each transaction used 21, gas. Of course in reality each transaction will use a different amount of gas. The block gas limit is what leads to the very high gas prices that have been observed in the past. When there is a lot of demand for Ethereum, users bid up the gas price in the hope of being included in the next block.
The block gas limit is set by miners and has been increased several times in the past. Raising the block gas limit is controversial — while it allows more throughput on the Ethereum blockchain, it also increases the overall size of the blockchain in bytes.
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