Network Communication – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:32:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://scotsbeavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Network Communication – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ 32 32 DVIDS – News – Fort McCoy Garrison RMO, NEC Provides Behind-the-Scenes Support for Operation Allies Welcome at Fort McCoy https://scotsbeavers.org/dvids-news-fort-mccoy-garrison-rmo-nec-provides-behind-the-scenes-support-for-operation-allies-welcome-at-fort-mccoy/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:46:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/dvids-news-fort-mccoy-garrison-rmo-nec-provides-behind-the-scenes-support-for-operation-allies-welcome-at-fort-mccoy/ Support for the Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) mission has taken many forms, including technology and financial support from the Network Enterprise Center (NEC) and the Resource Management Office (RMO) at Fort McCoy. The first challenge NEC faced after receiving news of the OAW mission in August 2021 was how to rapidly increase network capacity and […]]]>

Support for the Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) mission has taken many forms, including technology and financial support from the Network Enterprise Center (NEC) and the Resource Management Office (RMO) at Fort McCoy.

The first challenge NEC faced after receiving news of the OAW mission in August 2021 was how to rapidly increase network capacity and connectivity to meet mission demands.

“The NEC immediately began expanding network connectivity in OAW support areas, to include the extension of commercial Internet and unclassified networks in multiple buildings to provide wide area network access to interagency and non-governmental organizations, as well as military support units designated to support OAW operations,” NEC director John Baltich said.

NEC also helped Task Force McCoy and the Civil Logistics Augmentation Program expand wireless internet and hotspots for Afghan guests, allowing them to communicate again with friends and members of their family. Extensive internet access has also improved the ability to effectively process the guest population quickly and efficiently, Baltich said.

NEC staff members provided ongoing support by responding to technical or communications-related issues that arose when OAW support staff arrived on the ground, Baltich said. One example included expanding video conferencing support, including weekends, to facilitate collaborative efforts. NEC personnel also created additional accounts on the Army Network for units coming to Task McCoy for OAW.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Fort McCoy NEC to enable rapid responses to critical mission support needs, Baltich said.

“Overall, the IT and communications support provided by the NEC would not have been possible without the full commitment of all NEC personnel, and the collaborative effort and support of the Task Force Office G6, 7th Signal Command, 106th Signal Brigade ARNORTH G6, and all mission partners and Fort McCoy garrison leaderships,” Baltich said.

Baltich said he would also like to thank NEC Business and Operations Division Chief Tim Simonson and Network Operations Specialist Sherm Thayer for their critical roles in supporting the OAW mission.
Every mission requires money, and RMO played a crucial role in ensuring garrison organizations had the funds to support the OAW quickly.

“RMO was involved from the start,” said former Resource Management Officer Maureen Richardson. “The budget manager and the head of the RMO were present at every planning meeting, pushing cardholder limits up. … We have created an accounting line in financial systems and are coordinating with higher headquarters to obtain resources for the mission.

As the mission continued, RMO established a cell in Task Force McCoy Headquarters, which became a feeder for the garrison, 88th Readiness Division and 181st Multi-Function Training Brigade offices to make purchases, modify contracts and help fund soldier payments, Richardson says.

Richardson said she would like to thank RMO’s Matt Schroeder and Mike Jensen for their hard work in support of OAW. “(They) adapted quickly to take on new and ever-changing roles,” she said.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy”. Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app on your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another facility as your preferred base.

For more news and media coverage on Operation Allies Welcome at Fort McCoy and other locations, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/tags/news/operation-allies-welcome.

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How to Stop Ransomware: Preventing Cobalt Strike Backdoor Breaches https://scotsbeavers.org/how-to-stop-ransomware-preventing-cobalt-strike-backdoor-breaches/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:28:05 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/how-to-stop-ransomware-preventing-cobalt-strike-backdoor-breaches/ With an annual increase of over 161%, the malicious use of pirated versions of Cobalt Strike (a legitimate penetration testing tool) is skyrocketing. For organizations that still rely on signature-based next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions to protect their endpoints against ransomware and other advanced attacks, this is terrible news. Developed in 2012 to give feather testers […]]]>

With an annual increase of over 161%, the malicious use of pirated versions of Cobalt Strike (a legitimate penetration testing tool) is skyrocketing. For organizations that still rely on signature-based next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solutions to protect their endpoints against ransomware and other advanced attacks, this is terrible news.

Developed in 2012 to give feather testers and red teams the ability to deliver hard-to-spot test attacks, Cobalt Strike is designed to be dynamic and evasive. Its purpose is to simulate the delivery and deployment of advanced malware. While these capabilities have made it an invaluable red team tool, malicious operators have hijacked various versions of Cobalt Strike, turning it into a devastating malware delivery platform that can lead to ransomware.

Over the years, we’ve seen cybercriminals use Cobalt Strike to facilitate a range of threats, including attacks on point of sale systems. In 2020, 66% of all ransomware attacks used Cobalt Strike. The platform was also used last year SolarWinds Attack. With the average ransom now exceeding $240,000 and remediation costs exceeding $4 million, a malicious Cobalt Strike attack can be devastating for any business.

The good news is that Cobalt Strike can’t escape Morphisec’s unique Moving Target Defense (MTD) technology. In this blog post, I’ll explain why Cobalt Strike is so dangerous, why NGAV solutions are unable to stop it, and how MTD can defeat these attacks – with reference to a recent investigation report from a Morphisec client.

Why NGAV solutions fail to stop Cobalt Strike

Looking at a typical Cobalt Strike attack chain, we can see how it passes standard organizational security checks.

Why NGAV solutions fail to stop Cobalt Strike

Threat actors use Cobalt Strike to take control of an endpoint or server while maintaining a very small footprint. Compared to installing a third-party remote login service like TeamViewer, Cobalt Strike allows nearly invisible remote access for malicious actors. Attacks using Cobalt Strike can originate from a variety of vectors ranging from phishing emails to known server vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

The objective of any Cobalt Strike attack is the deployment of a post-exploit payload, known as a “Beacon”, to a compromised endpoint. While some Cobalt Strike attacks may involve executables such as DLL files or libraries installed on a targeted endpoint, most work by injecting malicious shellcode into legitimate processes. With Cobalt Strike payloads uniquely generated for specific victims and hidden in innocent processes and applications, anti-virus solutions who rely on recognizable malicious signatures cannot see or stop them.

Because Cobalt Strike shellcode can travel through named pipes used for inter-process communication within Windows and Unix machines, the malicious shellcode will remain invisible even when an antivirus or endpoint detection and response solution (EDR) uses a sandbox – unless configured to emulate named pipes (which is rare).

Although Cobalt Strike is a command and control (C2) framework, which means attacks rely on attackers establishing communication with clients installed on targeted machines, network traffic analysis is not a way to reliable way to find and stop Cobalt Strike beacons.

The reason is simple: the way Cobalt Strike exits the network is highly customizable and able to mimic traffic from legitimate applications. This feature of the Cobalt Strike Platform called “Malleable C2” allows attackers to tailor command and control (C2) traffic to the type of legitimate traffic likely to come from an uncompromised victim device. As a result, hackers can configure Cobalt Strike to blend in with background noise, making traffic-based detection much more difficult. Critically, the stagers (programs that can be used to download sections of the Beacon payload) that Cobalt Strike uses to download the Beacon payload primarily deploy in device memory. Therefore, this stage of an attack is completely hidden from antivirus solutions that do not scan device memory.

Once an individual endpoint has been compromised, Cobalt Strike is designed to allow attackers to move laterally within a victim’s network. Integrated with tools like Mimikatz, hackers can then use Cobalt Strike to search and exfiltrate credentials and execute commands remotely. All the while, since Cobalt Strike can use Named Pipe Pivot, only one endpoint needs to be connected to the outbound web – with the ability to communicate with threat actors – for a full suite of machines compromised is exploited.

During our incident response work, we have seen numerous examples of malicious actors exploiting vulnerabilities to allow additional lateral movement during Cobalt Strike attacks. We encountered misconfigured update servers, file storage servers, and even endpoint workstations acting as an exit point for outgoing communications.

On a practical level, Cobalt Strike is also a well-documented and readily available attack platform. This means that using hacked versions of it is relatively simple, even for intermediate threat actors.

The above factors make Cobalt Strike a very dangerous threat and one that NGAV solutions, as well as many Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPPs) and EDR products, may not be able to stop.

Moving Target Defense Beats Cobalt Strike

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When misused by cybercriminals, Cobalt Strike is a huge threat that most organizations are ill-equipped to defend against. Nevertheless, although Cobalt Strike attacks are highly obfuscated and dynamic, not to mention their ability to evade signature-based solutions, stopping them IS STILL POSSIBLE.

Preventing Cobalt Strike attacks without draining resources requires a solution that continuously protects device memory and does not depend on repeated monitoring and analysis.

Proactive and autonomous, Morphisec does it thanks to our Moving Target Defense technology. This means that instead of playing hide and seek with an attack already in progress, our solutions transform device memory, lure and trap fileless and in-memory attacks like Cobalt Strike before deployment even happens. Critically, Morphisec can do this even with attacks that have already started before Morphisec was installed. For one of our clients in the financial sector, this capability became evident shortly after starting to work with us.

A Cobalt Strike Achievement

Our client, a highly reputable financial institution, quickly and easily installed Morphisec Guard’s lightweight agents on their endpoints. Four months later, Morphisec stopped a Cobalt Strike backdoor attempt that began before the installation of Morphisec Guard from Gootkit malware on one of the customer’s Windows 10 shared-access endpoints. A few days later, we accessed the device and performed a preliminary analysis on the persistence of the threat.

Here is what we found:

  • Morphisec Guard automatically prevented a persistent Cobalt Strike backdoor that ran every time a user logged into the compromised device. Dormant between login attempts, the backdoor had been in place on our client’s device since early August.
  • Since the attack began several weeks before Morphisec was installed, it was possible that attackers accessed the backdoor before our solution was in place.
  • Although the customer installed several market-leading NGAV solutions, including a suite of network and gateway solutions and an advanced EDR solution, none of them spotted the attack.
  • The backdoor was installed for three months without any signature updates to the customer’s NGAV or EDR solutions. It was only after Morphsiec detected, stopped, and shared details about this backdoor with the AV community that other solutions were able to update their signature libraries.

Since the client works in a highly regulated industry and it was possible that attackers had gained access to the backdoor between the time of infection, they may have had to invest more resources to estimate the risk created by this security flaw. Fortunately, Morphisec also offers a range of on-demand and on-demand services incident response offerings to help mitigate this risk. These services can be used whenever needed, as well as during deployment Morphisec’s moving target defense solution.

Ultimately, however, our customers’ experience not only shows that Morphisec’s unique moving target defense technology can prevent Cobalt Strike attacks, but also that our solutions can prevent persistent threats even if an endpoint or device server is already compromised. Morphisec takes the features that make Cobalt Strike dangerous, like its obfuscated shellcode, Malleable C2, and sideways movement, and makes them completely redundant. In this way, Morphisec can help prevent serious consequences resulting from a malicious Cobalt Strike attack that can lead to ransomware and other cybercrime damage.

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Poor internet connection forces suspension of online courses https://scotsbeavers.org/poor-internet-connection-forces-suspension-of-online-courses/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 03:51:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/poor-internet-connection-forces-suspension-of-online-courses/ CEBU CITY –– Schools shaken by the poor quality of Internet services due to the damage caused by Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) in the Central Visayas have decided to suspend their online courses. Salustiano Jimenez, director of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Central Visayas, said they were coordinating with the Department of […]]]>

CEBU CITY –– Schools shaken by the poor quality of Internet services due to the damage caused by Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) in the Central Visayas have decided to suspend their online courses.

Salustiano Jimenez, director of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Central Visayas, said they were coordinating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

“Internet connectivity in our country has been a problem ever since, even without a typhoon. I call on the agencies concerned to speed up the restoration of Internet connections (so that online courses can resume), ”he said by telephone to the Inquirer.

Private schools, he said, are mostly affected by slow internet connections, as many of their students choose online courses as a means of learning.

Public schools, on the other hand, use blended learning, a combination of online and offline modes. Online technology is used to deliver lessons, while other activities are carried out offline using printed modules, videotapes and storage devices, among others.

Jimenez does not yet have the exact number of schools and students affected by poor internet connections.

Twenty-four days after the Odette attack, communications and internet signals had not yet been fully restored in Cebu.

Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and PLDT, however, have assured the public that their field engineers and staff have made every effort to restore network services as soon as possible.

In a statement, Cathy Yap-Yang, senior vice president of PLDT and Smart Communications and group head for corporate communications, said telecommunications services have been affected by the continued lack of reliable commercial power, as well as cuts and damage to lines leading to single-family homes, according to Odette.

Yang, however, said that PDLT’s fixed services in the Visayas have been restored to over 70%, while Smart’s mobile services in 4G, 3G and 2G have been restored to over 60% in Cebu province. .

“In addition, in a context of renewed tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, our network teams are continuing their work to reconnect the rest of our customers as soon as possible, while respecting health protocols,” she added. .

In a separate statement, Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s senior vice president for corporate communications and chief sustainability officer, said about 60% of Globe’s network facilities in Cebu have been restored.

She pointed out that the typhoon damaged several Globe towers in Cebu and caused multiple fiber cuts that affected their mobile and fiber-to-home services.

“While we are doing our best to restore connectivity, to this day some areas of Cebu are still experiencing service disruptions,” she added.

“We want to assure you that our engineers and field teams are on the ground to rebuild damaged facilities and bring our network services back to normal,” she said.

Crisanto said they will provide updates on network restoration via notices posted on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/GlobeIcon, and their official website – Typhoon Odette Service Advisory – Globe Newsroom.

As part of its relief efforts against Typhoon Odette, Globe offered a one-day text message to all networks, a call to Glo…

Jimenez said the expansion of limited in-person classes in the area was supposed to start on Jan.6, but had to be postponed due to the devastation caused by Odette.

He said they were waiting until Jan. 15 for their central office to determine whether or not the expansion of limited in-person courses would continue.

The eight public schools and two private schools in Cebu that have participated in the in-person pilot courses since November 2021 resumed classes on January 4, Jimenez said.

These public schools are located in the towns of Balamban, Bantayan, Camotes, Moalboal, Oslob, Pilar and Samboan, as well as in the town of Bogo.

The private schools are the Sisters of Mary’s (SOM) Boystown in the town of Minglanilla and the SOM Girlstown in the town of Talisay.

Jimenez said at least 440 more schools were interested in joining the expansion of in-person classes.

“After January 15, we’ll know how many can join in the expansion of limited in-person classes in the region,” he said in a telephone interview.

Suspending online classes will help teachers and students recover from the devastation caused by Odette.

“Some schools do not yet have water and electricity. This is why I insisted on the need to implement a situational approach to localization. We will not implement a policy for all schools because there are areas that were not affected by the typhoon, ”Jimenez said.

Schools in the region made up of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor suffered damage amounting to at least 1.4 billion pula due to Odette.

Jimenez said Odette destroyed 719 classrooms and damaged more than 500. Learning materials were also damaged.

“We stand by and support the statement by (Education) Secretary (Leonor) Briones that education must continue in the midst of the crisis,” he said.

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Working from home during COVID? In this rural suburb, slow internet means it’s not an option | State policy https://scotsbeavers.org/working-from-home-during-covid-in-this-rural-suburb-slow-internet-means-its-not-an-option-state-policy/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/working-from-home-during-covid-in-this-rural-suburb-slow-internet-means-its-not-an-option-state-policy/ Angie Bueche moved to the parish of St. Helena about fifteen years ago to get away from the crowds, traffic and noise that had become common around her old home in the bustling suburb of the parish of Livingston, to Watson. But the move a few miles north brought a new set of challenges for […]]]>

Angie Bueche moved to the parish of St. Helena about fifteen years ago to get away from the crowds, traffic and noise that had become common around her old home in the bustling suburb of the parish of Livingston, to Watson.

But the move a few miles north brought a new set of challenges for the elementary teacher, who works with students with disabilities. In rural Saint Helena, high speed internet is out of reach for most people – it’s expensive and, for those who can afford a connection, tends to be extremely slow.

For 50-year-old Bueche, these obstacles mean her workdays usually start around 5 a.m., when she wakes up to walk past Livingston-St. Helena at her job at South Live Oak Elementary School. In a quiet classroom, she spends the early hours of the morning preparing presentations on Google Slides for her students, who often need personalized lesson plans. They show up around 7:30 a.m.

Bueche said she would prepare for home classes if she could. But with just one painfully slow hotspot connection to share with her daughter and husband, juggling her daughter’s class prep and college classes becomes a challenge.

Slow internet brings endless frustrations.

“It would be nice to have a movie night,” Bueche said. “But we don’t know if a movie can play to the end or if it will buffer, because we can’t rely on internet service. I have the impression that this should be acquired in 2022. “

In many ways, the broadband problem in Louisiana is a microcosm of that experienced in rural parts of the United States. Fast internet tends to be less accessible in the large and sparsely populated upstate, an area that quickly undermines jobs and residents. Internet providers see little incentive in these places to shell out the money to install fiber optic cables – the gold standard in broadband connectivity.

But at a time when so many daily tasks have moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even residents of the outskirts of cities like Baton Rouge find themselves outside the broadband network.

In St. Helena, a parish of some 10,000 people in the pine-wooded hills leading to the Louisiana-Mississippi line, only 6.3% of people have access to internet connections strong enough to play video games, according to a study carried out in 2021 by Broadband. Now an industry watchdog. The research firm found that the choice of suppliers in Greensburg, the seat of the parish, is “essentially non-existent.”

Most people have to cope with rigged connections by installing satellites near their homes. These are expensive – typically costing between $ 100 and $ 200 per month for a subscription – and tend to generate extremely slow connections.

Broadcasting a class at home over satellite Internet is a “dream concept,” said Dusty Lott, another resident of the ward.

“When we’ve had to do this the past few days, our satellite internet is so slow that it makes more sense to drive and sit in the library or McDonald’s parking lot and connect to the free wifi,” said said Lott.






Angie Bueche is pictured with a Netgear Hotspot Air card for mobile wifi service, for which she pays a monthly fee to AT&T.




“We don’t have enough broadband”

Although many Louisianans find themselves in Lott and Bueche’s position, the lack of reliable data makes it difficult for officials to grasp the exact extent of the high-speed Internet problem in the state.

The Federal Communications Commission maps broadband service, but the agency pulls data from industry self-reports widely believed to be inaccurate.

Independent organizations that aggregate data from a mix of sources, however, like Broadband Now, show that Internet problems are more pronounced in rural northern parishes like Catahoula, Lasalle, and Bienville. In total, about 1.6 million Louisianans do not have regular high-speed internet access, according to an analysis by consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Rural areas just beyond sprawling suburbs can fare just as badly.

In St. Helena, Washington State and the Parishes of Feliciana, a 2,000 square mile area north of Baton Rouge inhabited by less than 100,000 people, Broadband Now has found that only 18% of residents have access Internet connections that download 100 megabytes of data per second – the speed required to play video games or stream to two devices at the same time.

In Greensburg, the company found that average internet speeds hovered around 12 megabytes per second. The average in Houston is 187 Mbps. That of New York exceeds 500 Mbps.

The recovery from Hurricane Ida at the end of August further highlighted the already pronounced lack of access to Saint Helena, as residents struggled to communicate in the aftermath of the storm. With no cell service and inconsistent internet in the police jury building in Greensburg, parish officials decided to drive south and set up a makeshift command center in Pine Grove, a small community a few kilometers east of where Bueche lives.

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A team is working to restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Greensburg, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.




WiFi was one of the last utilities to return to nearby Tangipahoa parish after the storm – and residents grew angry as businesses took months to reconnect service in areas on the outskirts of Hammond, the largest city in the parish.

In St. Helena, however, “we don’t have enough broadband for this to be a problem,” state representative Robby Carter, D-Amite, said after the storm. Carter said he relied on satellite for internet service at his home near Greensburg.

“It bothers me”

Often in Bueches’ house the question of who can use the Internet comes down to a game of rocks, paper, scissors.

This is because the AT&T household single access point cannot support more than one streaming or working person at a time, leaving the family to “check on each other” and negotiate which tasks are the most important. more important, said Bueche.

Even having a single person on the hotspot can cause problems: While taking university courses remotely due to COVID-19, Bueche’s daughter is reportedly resorting to tests in her mother’s classroom in Live Oak or at a friend’s house – places where she could work without the anxiety that her internet connection could suddenly be cut, erasing her progress.

Residents of the parish of St. Helena have long driven on roads that appear to be crumbling as quickly as they are being repaired.

Sometimes Bueche has found the bad connection impacting his work. Her students are with her “from the moment they get off the bus until the moment they get back on,” she said, which means her class preparation has to take place after hours.

“And if I’m not able to do something I need to do at home because the internet is down, it messes me up,” she said. “I go to class unprepared. Or I have to set my alarm clock early the next morning to make sure I do.

“An integral part of daily existence”

Funded by a coronavirus relief windfall and with money from the federal government’s $ 3.2 trillion infrastructure bill expected to follow, Louisiana is launching an ambitious program to expand access to broadband in its many underserved areas.

When the coronavirus pandemic struck and society turned to technology to stay connected, the rural town of Ville Platte was left behind. …

State officials traveled from city to city across Louisiana, discussing with local leaders how best to meet the broadband needs of communities in three areas: access, affordability, and knowing how to best use tools. digital, said Veneeth Iyengar, head of state’s new broadband connectivity and development office.

Iyengar said the office has made progress in its efforts, with about a quarter of the state establishing broadband access growth-focused task forces made up of local leaders. To address the lack of solid data on broadband access, the office has also encouraged residents to complete a survey released by the Delta Regional Authority assessing local broadband speeds, and is preparing to make requests received. for its initial funding of $ 90 million for local services. level of public broadband progress in the coming weeks, he said.

This money will likely be topped up with another tranche of funds approved during the state’s next legislative session. And even more money is likely to follow the infrastructure bill.






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Roderick Matthews, Director of Emergency Management for St. Helena, discusses the portion of the St. Helena Parish population without electricity or water during the Hurricane Ida clean-up at St. Helena Parish in, Louisiana, Thursday, September 2, 2021. Several of the residents who are still without water service are concentrated in the southern part of the parish.




“The goal for us is to have fiber optic in every home,” said Roderick Matthews, director of emergency operations for Saint Helena. “We’ve talked about it, are looking at it as a possibility with all these other sources of funding. But I think the fact that the infrastructure bill has been passed is now as if it will probably be a reality.

For residents like Bueche, this reality cannot come soon enough. For her, it’s as if each passing month of the pandemic and its accompanying digital boom has left behind where she lives.

“Internet addiction for life has changed,” she said. “It has become an integral part of everyday existence.”

Where she lives, however, accessibility has yet to catch up.


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Digital Services – Ericsson https://scotsbeavers.org/digital-services-ericsson/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:21:13 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/digital-services-ericsson/ Smarter grids. Smarter business. As we move into a world powered by 5G, mobile connectivity is once again expected to have a profound impact on consumers, businesses and society. We all know the 5G opportunity is huge, but the key question is how to seize it? If we approach it the right way today, with […]]]>

Smarter grids. Smarter business.

As we move into a world powered by 5G, mobile connectivity is once again expected to have a profound impact on consumers, businesses and society. We all know the 5G opportunity is huge, but the key question is how to seize it?

If we approach it the right way today, with the right plan for tomorrow, the 5G journey is achievable. At Ericsson Digital Services, we’ve empowered our customers to monetize every generational change in cellular technology, maximizing both existing investments and opening up new revenue opportunities.

Taking the necessary steps and evolving networks for 5G means investing in well-integrated hardware and, more importantly, in software. With 5G, the complexity of operating networks will go far beyond what any human can handle. To reap the full benefits of 5G, investing in additional technologies is now essential for businesses so that service providers can monetize 5G and simultaneously create new growth opportunities within the business.

At Ericsson Digital Services, we make networks smarter because it’s a smart business.

We are the 5G leader, having delivered 5G Core solutions to over 83 * customers worldwide to date. Working at the heart of the evolution of 5G, we deliver industry-leading, cost-effective software solutions that make networks highly performing, automated, highly programmable and monetizable.

This is a smart business because leveraging Ericsson’s native cloud, service orchestration and automation technologies in core networks is essential to enable network slicing and edge solutions. With 5G, we are already seeing new use cases and digital services, opening up growth potential for service providers, with an additional opportunity estimated at $ 700 billion, addressing the digitalization of the industry with B2B applications. compatible with 5G by 2030 **. We help service providers to market faster and capitalize on new services, with superior communications and monetization solutions for consumers and businesses. By investing in our technology and software, which through continuous development and integration “never sleeps”, service providers can stay ahead of the 5G business race, now and in the future.

Ericsson makes 5G transition and monetization possible. We help service providers sustain and grow their consumer business, while allowing them to continue to deliver on the business promise. With our long history of helping our clients transform their businesses and networks across all Gs, we know that a step-by-step action plan is essential, where service providers can unlock 5G and IoT revenue today. ‘hui, while preparing to stay ahead of the competition tomorrow.

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McClatchy chooses Taboola to exclusively power https://scotsbeavers.org/mcclatchy-chooses-taboola-to-exclusively-power/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/mcclatchy-chooses-taboola-to-exclusively-power/ NEW YORK, January 5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Taboola (Nasdaq: TBLA), a global leader in recommendations for the open web helping people discover things they might like, today announced a new multi-year agreement with McClatchy, a leading local media company that operates in 30 markets across the United States. McClatchy reaches over 65 million unique […]]]>

NEW YORK, January 5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Taboola (Nasdaq: TBLA), a global leader in recommendations for the open web helping people discover things they might like, today announced a new multi-year agreement with McClatchy, a leading local media company that operates in 30 markets across the United States.

McClatchy reaches over 65 million unique readers each month through its digital media properties, including The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The Kansas City Star, The Miami Herald, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

As part of the deal, McClatchy will implement multiple Taboola products across its publisher network, including Taboola Feed, a seamlessly integrated feed that provides readers with personalized content and targeted advertising, to generate significant revenues and increase public engagement. In addition, McClatchy is testing Taboola Newsroom to fuel editorial insight and audience development as well as the recent acquisition of Taboola Connexity, to help drive growth around customers’ consumption intentions.

“We are committed to bringing the best news and the most relevant information to our diverse audiences in local markets nationwide,” said Tony Berg, senior vice president of advertising at McClatchy. “Teaming up with Taboola allows us to deliver more content and will help keep our audience engaged. We look forward to working alongside Taboola on content recommendations, editorial ideas, and other initiatives that create better experiences for local readers.

“McClatchy’s vision of forging deeper connections with the community and his approach to local news is remarkable,” said Adam Singolda, CEO and Founder of Taboola. “Local journalism helps communities thrive and McClatchy has both a network of well-known publishers and a reputation for quality journalism. More than that, I look forward to working with the McClatchy team and taking a product-centric approach to drive growth in the years to come, especially using technology and editorial data, as well as incorporating high-intention pages, to direct users to their ultimate personal experience.

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Taboola provides recommendations for the open web, helping people discover things they might like.

The company’s AI-powered platform is used by digital properties, including websites, devices, and mobile apps, to drive monetization and user engagement. Taboola has forged long-term partnerships with some of the world’s largest digital properties, including CNBC, BBC, NBC News, Business Insider, The Independent, and El Mundo.

Over 14,000 advertisers use Taboola to reach over 500 million daily active users in a secure environment for the brand. Following the acquisition of Connexity in 2021, Taboola is a leader in ecommerce recommendations, generating over one million monthly transactions each month. Major brands such as Walmart, Macy’s, Wayfair, Skechers and eBay are among the major customers.

Learn more at www.taboola.com and follow @taboola on Twitter.

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Tech Industry Continues To Consolidate As Slappey Communications Unites Eight Brands Under Its “IT Voice” Umbrella https://scotsbeavers.org/tech-industry-continues-to-consolidate-as-slappey-communications-unites-eight-brands-under-its-it-voice-umbrella/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 16:38:34 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/tech-industry-continues-to-consolidate-as-slappey-communications-unites-eight-brands-under-its-it-voice-umbrella/ Computer voice Our goal is to make life easier for our customers and to devote more time to them. IT Voice was born out of a love for communication, connection and attention. For us, it was never just a question of the product; it’s always about the people who use it. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (PRWEB) January […]]]>

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Our goal is to make life easier for our customers and to devote more time to them. IT Voice was born out of a love for communication, connection and attention. For us, it was never just a question of the product; it’s always about the people who use it.

After 39 years in business and seven successful acquisitions in the past two years, IT service provider Slappey Communications has officially rebranded IT Voice, bringing together Presidium Networks, RevTel / VOLstate, ON Technology, Wycomp, Preferred Business Solutions, Data Resolution and IDeACOM under one umbrella.

IT Voice is well positioned to serve customers across the country, providing Cloud, Voice, Internet and Managed IT services. “While we liked each of the names and stories of our eight companies, we didn’t feel like any of the brands clearly told people what we do or how we do it. Managed IT and hosted voice are the areas where we excel as a company, so it made perfect sense to change brands to IT Voice, ”said CEO Will Slappey.

Will’s father started the business in 1983 and built the business on the founding principle that hiring and retaining a great team is the only way to create happy customers. This focus has continued to guide the company over the years.

“Building a great team takes time, but we’ve kind of found this secret hack, where we can merge other great teams into our own, bridging decades-old relationships into a strategy of rapid growth,” says Will. . “Every business we acquire excels at providing ‘hometown service’ and when you combine that with our ‘world class technology’ approach, it creates this powerful value for our customers.”

Every business, big or small, depends on its ability to communicate with its customers, prospects, partners and employees. When the computer or network system goes down, phones stop ringing, or the internet goes down, it’s more than a problem, it’s a threat to the overall health of the business. IT Voice offers the peace of mind that the IT system will remain operational 24/7.

“Our goal is to make life easier for our customers and to devote more time to them. IT Voice was born out of a love for communication, connection and attention. For us, it was never just a question of the product; it’s always about the people who use it, ”says Will.

IT Voice has hired 30 new employees over the past year and continues to create new employment opportunities in each of the markets in which they operate.

About computer voice

Our mission is to create a fun and energetic business rooted in customer service and committed to solving challenges creatively by rethinking the way technology enables our customers to work, grow and succeed. By building long-standing, loyal relationships, we will reinvest our success in philanthropic efforts that benefit our employees, customers, partners and communities. Learn more at http://www.itvoice.com.

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Prepare to be popular when Mercury enters Aquarius https://scotsbeavers.org/prepare-to-be-popular-when-mercury-enters-aquarius/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/prepare-to-be-popular-when-mercury-enters-aquarius/ Let’s be social! Mercury – the planet of spirit, communication and business – will turn your life upside down from January 2, 2022. It’s time to connect with friends, become a master of networking, and try your hand at being one. influencer! Read here how your zodiac sign will be affected! For more information about […]]]>

Let’s be social!

Mercury – the planet of spirit, communication and business – will turn your life upside down from January 2, 2022. It’s time to connect with friends, become a master of networking, and try your hand at being one. influencer!

Read here how your zodiac sign will be affected! For more information about Mercury in Aquarius, check out the information after the horoscopes.

ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)

You will be as popular as you can get, Aries! Many friends and acquaintances will contact you to get in touch with you and catch up with you. While you will certainly hear from people you never imagined contacting, you will also likely feel like your network and community is growing. Consider who you know and how these people can open the doors to your goals. A fabulous way to use this energy as well is to get active on social media or even get started in online dating!

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)

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More career news is coming, Taurus! It will probably give you a boost of ideas and communication around important professional projects. New contracts or efforts will certainly emerge, but try to avoid the retrograde period as much as possible. Another way to use this energy is to redefine your important goals for the coming year or even to resurrect old projects that you previously put aside.

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)

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Open your horizons, Gemini, you’ll want to change the pace! For some of you, it might cause you to focus on travel or distant shores. You could be making vacation plans – just don’t pull the trigger to buy anything during the retrograde phase. Finally, if you get involved in academic, international business or media projects, you will think with a new perspective.

CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)

Communication with your partners in business or in love will now be of crucial importance, Cancer. On the one hand, you might find that you connect better than ever, but you might also feel like you need to adjust some things about the way you interact. Your mind will also be very focused on your investments and assets, so take a look at them and see how you can make them grow.

LION (JULY 23 – AUG 22)

Wow ! It’s time to find common ground in your relationships, Leo! Connecting with others on a solid playing field will be important to you. It may be to discuss long-term plans together or to find the best place to meet during negotiations. Just plan ahead for a rough time or communication issue during the demotion, so be careful what you say.

VIRGIN (23 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER)

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Your mind is haunting right now, Virgo – what awaits you for your job, your job, and your health? You have juggled so much in your daily routine that something may be wrong. While you are probably eating more on your plate, maybe now is the time to say where you are drawing your limits. However, streamlining your plans will come more easily now.

BALANCE (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)

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Bam! Romance and creativity consume your mind, Libra! As much as you’ll likely be thinking about work at the start of the year, your head is focused on having a good time. Libra singles will have a flurry of communication around their love life, while engaged people might focus on finding the spark with their partner, kids, or even wanting to have another one. Finally, if you fancy more time for hobbies and art, the universe has heard you and is responding now.

SCORPIO (23 OCTOBER – 21 NOVEMBER)

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Home, household, and family are consuming a ton of your mental space right now, Scorpio. It might cause you to be more talkative with those around you when trying to solve important solution issues. However, if you have a lot to deal with in the real estate, moving, or upcoming renovation business, there might be some progress first – followed by a few hiccups – and finally, some progress once you get back to it. work.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)

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Your mind is on fire, Sagittarius, and you want to broadcast your thoughts all over the world! You will feel more active and spontaneous than usual, especially when it comes to expressing your ideas and opinions. Many Sagittarians will be very busy with contractual, academic, marketing, or communications projects during this time. Go update this CV or launch your website!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)

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Capricorn, finances are slowly rising in your consciousness, and you are very concerned about making that big nest egg even bigger! What you own, how you manage your money and your budget for the coming year will be things you will assess. Although you might feel like you have all the answers at first, you will find that you need to recalculate something before you burn it. Finally, if you are unemployed and looking for a new job or a client, the stars are supporting you!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)

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It’s time to say what on your mind, Aquarius! Good, for the most part. When Mercury is strong and awake in your zodiac sign, you will have unparalleled mental clarity, vision, and charm. Important contracts and communication projects are also likely to be very important to you now. Um, though, there’s also this silly retrograde phase that’s going to happen in your zodiac sign. When it does, you’ll feel like everything is braking and confusion reigns everywhere you come back. Accept delays as opportunities to revise your strategy.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)

Whoa – your dreams are going to be off the charts, Pisces! It bodes well for you to reflect, daydream, and reflect on your personal and professional goals for the coming year. Don’t rush – be open to synchronicities and messages from the universe. If you feel like something is the right way to go, you are probably right. If you feel like something is too good to be true, it probably is. Also, beware that some secrets – from you or someone else – might suddenly appear in the light around this time.

How will Mercury in Aquarius affect us?

It’s time to think outside the box! Mercury is the planet of spirit, business, and communication, and when it dances through the Air sign of Aquarius, we become very focused on forming our own opinions. While we are very interested in dialoguing and connecting with others, ultimately we will want to find out how our own independent thoughts have power and value. However, once we have formed our strong opinions, we can become inherently rigid and stubborn in our ideas rather than being open to change.

Aquarius is known to be a progressive, forward-looking zodiac sign, so many will feel consider unique strategies for building relationships with others and solving their goals. This zodiac sign also reigns technology and social mediaSo the focus will be on that during this time, whether it’s discovering some cool new gadgets, building our LinkedIn network, or trying out TikTok for the first time. Finding like-minded people to engage with will be especially important.

When it comes to our interactions and communication, Mercury in Aquarius will make us more friendly, social, and optimistic. However, all of our mental energy will be focused on logic and clarity without being emotional. Feelings? Who needs it? If that doesn’t make sense, we’ll be more likely to block someone and go about our business.

Mercury will retrograde in January 2022, and during that time it will leave Aquarius to return to Capricorn. However, during its backward spiral in this Air sign, we will be quite confused as to how we connect to others in our networks – especially casual friends and acquaintances. It wouldn’t be wise to make bold or ridiculous statements on social media, as the culture of cancellation will be especially strong during this time. People will be eager to come together to bring down those they deem awful. Many people will suddenly hear from old friends and realize that they want to reconnect during this time – or that a friend who made a hopeful promise before cannot keep. Don’t insist on it. This too should pass. By mid-February, life is expected to resume its course.

Mercury will retrograde in January 2022.
Mercury will retrograde in January 2022.
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Are there any important dates to look out for during Mercury’s dance through Aquarius?

  • Mercury will enter Aquarius from January 2 to 25, 2022.
  • He will return from February 14 to March 9, 2022.

Here are some important days to watch!

  • January 23, 2022: Mercury unites with the sun. A clear day of breakthroughs and achievements. You will feel calm in the retrograde storm of Mercury! Schedule an important meeting or send a message that says you want to build strength in yourself.
  • Feb. February 24, 2022: Mercury’s post-shadow ends. This means that life is officially back to full swing! Hooray!
  • Feb. February 24, 2022: Mercury collides with Uranus. Raw! It means shocking news and depleted energy will fill your day. Try to relax and unwind rather than being impulsive. Get off the beaten track.
  • March 2, 2022: Mercury kisses Saturn. Your mind will be focused on being practical and realistic. On the bright side, it can inspire you to get down to business and make long term plans. On the other hand, you might be feeling a bit gloomy and pessimistic.

Kyle thomas is a globally recognized pop culture astrologer who has featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, ABC Television, Hulu, Bustle, Elite Daily, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, YahooNews, MSN and more. He is known for his cosmic advice to celebrities, business executives, and prominent influencers. Her work harnesses the power of stars when it comes to the entertainment lifestyle and trends affecting people around the world. For more information visit KyleThomasAstrology.com.



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Technology predictions 2022 https://scotsbeavers.org/technology-predictions-2022/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 04:41:25 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/technology-predictions-2022/ Last year the predictions were somewhat easy. We said the technologies around working from home would improve. And they did, from more features in all the video conferencing software that most of us now call in the office, to better front cameras in newer computers that make us all look great at work. Yes, there […]]]>

Last year the predictions were somewhat easy. We said the technologies around working from home would improve. And they did, from more features in all the video conferencing software that most of us now call in the office, to better front cameras in newer computers that make us all look great at work. Yes, there was better access to doctors through online platforms even though we stayed as far away from hospitals as possible. Gadgets got better as more companies took the Apple route to implementing their own silicon. But no, 5G is still in the air somewhere when it comes to India.

But 2021 was also a mixed year. Although still in the midst of the pandemic, we have ventured out of our homes after a long period of caution as cases fell in countries like India after a brutal second wave. Travel was back, restaurants and cinemas too. But that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, and Omicron reminded us of that. The final weeks of this year suddenly caused people to rewrite the outlook for the year ahead. Here’s how we think the tech world will be in the third year of the pandemic.

Building the metaverse

Metaverse is more than a buzzword. It is an idea whose time has come. But then, the metaverse isn’t really a new concept; it’s been around as an idea for decades. In fact, most of us are already in the metaverse in one way or another, especially kids who spend hours building their own world in games like Minecraft. For them, the restrictions of the pandemic mean that the online domain is where they communicate, imagine, build and dream.

In the New Year, we’ll see a lot of companies trying to do the same with the Metaverse. They will all begin to support the pillars of what will be “a new way to experience the Internet”. This is not going to be an easy task as there are no standards yet to make these different silos interoperable. So even though you’ll hear the word metaverse being used for anything that people aren’t sure about on the internet, there will be a lot of work behind the screens to make this virtual world connected and not a collection of bubbles.

The Metaverse is different from the Internet as we know it because it gives users the ability to create, transfer, and own material purely within its domain. And the need to make these transactions possible within the various meta-bubbles will be what really begins to connect the now disjointed worlds.

You might also see some of the tools for connecting to the Metaverse in its rich form become more accessible, like the VR / AR headsets from companies like Oculus and others. But the point is, you really don’t need all of that to start being a part of the metaverse; you are already there.

Smartphones and beyond

With a new way to experience the internet just around the corner, it won’t be surprising that we start to see the next big smartphone disruptor in the coming year. Let’s be clear: the smartphone disruptor doesn’t have to be a smartphone or something that extends that form factor. In fact, what could really change the way we access the internet, communicate, and work could be something without a screen that we can touch.

The smartphone industry has reached saturation point with hardly any innovation in terms of drastically changing the user experience, and that’s why any concept that offers a better way to experience the metaverse version of the internet could well be the future. personal communication.

5G, finally?

One of the catalysts for the metaverse will be access to high-speed, low-latency, zero-downtime 5G networks. India has finally announced a timeline for its rollout in cities and this could trigger a high degree of adoption for both the latest generation of connectivity as well as the new version of the Internet, a more immersive and experiential take on the world. Web.

While the metaverse is even more meta and less worms, 5G technology could have a significant impact in industries like autos and pharmaceuticals. For example, 5G will enable more intelligence in connected vehicles, allowing them to make decisions in a fraction of a second based on what they see and feel in real time. If 4G has helped millions of people get remote health consultations during the pandemic, in a 5G world, they might be able to have surgery from a doctor sitting in another part of the world. Even if that doesn’t happen, 5G will allow real-time analysis of complex health data to advise those without access to the best technologies or experts in the field.

A hybrid workforce

All over the world, many people are returning to work with signs of the pandemic easing at some point, and also because of the acceptance that you might as well be living with Covid-19 as trying to move away from it. This has posed new challenges for everyone from device makers to corporate IT administrators. A hybrid workforce, commuting between home and office, is not as easy to manage as a workforce limited to either environment. This means that the software that has helped us stay connected from home will evolve to meet this new working model, even as new products will be created to address specific issues such as device and data security while networks are running. they are working on are changing.

This will undoubtedly render the traditional model of network security obsolete and prompt companies to turn to decentralized models based on access points and individuals. Businesses will also need to scale and optimize for a model that could make their current office infrastructure redundant in the near future.

More power for consumers

In recent years, consumers of personal technology devices have become accustomed to getting better features and lower prices. But all of that could go for a draw if the current processor shortage persists. Already, the prices of everything from budget smartphones to automobiles are increasing due to the chip shortage, and the situation is unlikely to improve at least in the first half of 2022, when supply is expected to catch up again. Requirement.

But things are not that bad. In all product lines, features that were once premium are now becoming more accessible to regular users. If in 2021 we’ve seen tech like noise cancellation, high refresh rate displays, and fast charging shrink to more affordable prices, in the new year expect to see the factor of collapsible shape become more common due to lower price. Likewise, adaptive refresh rates, wireless charging and 5G will be common in the mid-range, and maybe even budget phones will be by the end of the new year.


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Wasder is the pioneer of the social game Microverse on Solana Through https://scotsbeavers.org/wasder-is-the-pioneer-of-the-social-game-microverse-on-solana-through/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/wasder-is-the-pioneer-of-the-social-game-microverse-on-solana-through/ STOCKHOLM, December 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Wasder, a global gamified social microvers for gamers, has announced plans to launch on Solana, a market-leading blockchain solution, as Wasder seeks to become the main focus entry point for future metaverse. As the first mainstream gaming platform and digital microverse of its kind, the collaboration sets a […]]]>

STOCKHOLM, December 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Wasder, a global gamified social microvers for gamers, has announced plans to launch on Solana, a market-leading blockchain solution, as Wasder seeks to become the main focus entry point for future metaverse.

As the first mainstream gaming platform and digital microverse of its kind, the collaboration sets a new standard for gamers and publishers. The joint effort allows players to participate in the Game of Wasder, a fully gamified experience built into the social platform, allowing them to get more involved in the games they love such as Minecraft, Call of Duty, Roblox, Fortnite, Garena Free Fire, PUBG Mobile and more.

The Game of Wasder makes interacting with brands a more immersive experience. Combined with Game Spaces, it allows game publishers and developers to host their communities on Wasder. It also gives them access to a plethora of other quality of life solutions, such as showcasing their in-game items, like NFTs, Battlepasses, and Rewards, while also exposing themselves to a larger audience. The rewards are exclusive NFTs of the games with which Wasder is a partner. Wasder has previously worked with Townstar from Gala Games and Hash Rush from Vorto Games and will announce several new partners in the first quarter of 2022. Users will also have access to Wasder’s Battlepass, which allows each person to earn rewards for a specific game during some time. period of time. Users can then view these rewards / NFTs on their interactive user profiles, creating a new way to express both themselves and their pool of rewards in the community.

“Players have historically been unable to take ownership of their items in games. This means that there have been limits with who you can trade them in, or move them between your own accounts, or other artificial requirements. that you had to answer in order to do anything with the items you won or purchased. NFTs allow players to truly control their own things, meaning they can trade them between their own accounts, or with their friends, or sell them if they … Old Pokémon Trading Cards? No one controls them except you.

“Plus, turning items into NFT allows us to do massive collaborations with brands. For example, imagine Wasder partnering up with Pokémon, Star Wars, or Marvel. Players would have the ability to collect items from all of their games. favorite and then create this a great showroom that really represents their own gaming experience. The beauty is that they own all the items and no one can take that away from them, ”said Thomas Gronnevik, CEO of Wasder.

Integration of the Solana blockchain

In addition to building Wasder’s game on technology, Wasder intends to use the Solana blockchain for several reasons, including its initial use for NFT strike. Although Wasder plans to support multiple blockchains for NFTs in the future, the Solana ecosystem will be the first and run the core system behind the transfer of NFTs between players.

“When we made a decision on which blockchain company we wanted to build with, Solana was a no-brainer. Not only were we impressed with their transaction processing speed and costs, but Solana’s architecture satisfies the three desirable attributes of a blockchain: secure, scalable, and decentralized. And thanks to a number of technical innovations, there is no need for energy-intensive mining, which means the network is extremely environmentally friendly, placing Solana at the forefront of blockchain technology. », Adds Gronnevik.

“Gaming is fast becoming the next forefront of blockchain technology,” said Johnny Lee, Head of BD Gaming at Solana Labs. “Projects like Wasder will introduce millions of people to the power of blockchain, and I’m delighted they choose to build on Solana. ”

“Our microverse (a combination of a social platform and play spaces) consists of three parts. The first communication layer is modern social media where gamers connect with other gamers. the game space adds is a second layer of communication – which is people connecting to the game itself and to the developers behind them. Additionally, we’ve added a third layer, which is the ability to engage with brands / developers themselves and bring in rewards that the player can present to other people and can really do This creates a depth that has never existed in a social ecosystem before, and this is what we consider to be a true Microverse », Adds Gronnevik.

About Solana

Solana is the most efficient blockchain in the world. It gives developers the confidence to build for the long haul by delivering predictable scale without compromising security or composability. Solana’s performance is driven by intra-shard parallelism, capable of processing thousands of smart contracts at once, and by Proof of History, an innovation in distributed timing that unlocks lower-than-second low latency finality across the world state. To learn more, please visit https://solana.com.

About Wasder

Wasder is a social platform for gamers with a multitude of tools that solve the biggest challenges they face. With features like matchmaking, communities, group chats, play spaces, and a personalized feed, it’s easy to both find new friends to play with and keep in touch and up to date with them. The ecosystem is built on blockchain technology, which allows true ownership of in-game elements such as NFTs, and players to showcase elements from different games and metaverse in their interactive profile.

By providing a framework for millions of players, Wasder gives the industry access to what it needs: a unified target audience and a framework where their offering allows users to access faster and easier. This brings real added value to the industry and to consumers by strengthening the commitment of all those involved. By providing this framework, Wasder becomes an authority on all things games and a must-see place to be.

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