What's Possible: 28th October, 2022
A weekly curation of what’s possible in frontier tech.
We hope you enjoy this week's hand-picked selection of important and interesting stories from the frontiers of tech.
Scaling Sorare's NFT Platform with CEO & Co-Founder, Nicolas Julia
Nicolas Julia is the Co-Founder and CEO at SoRare, building the next generation of Sports games… where fans can play with skin in the game. In this episode of Bankless, Nicolas shares Sorare's exciting new launch, how Sorare grew to reach millions of users, what's next for Sorare, and so much more. (Listen)
The big name VCs backing Aussie magic mushrooms start-up
Global investors have thrown their support behind an emerging local biotech start-up developing new therapies to treat mental illness modelled on naturally occurring psychedelics such as psilocybin from magic mushrooms. (read)
Psylo was founded by Josh Ismin and Samuel Banister in 2021.
As COP27 Approaches, a Push for More Attention to Food and Agriculture
The Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) published a report showing that while funding has increased significantly, global governments are only directing 3 percent of their climate dollars toward food and agriculture systems. At the same time, a much larger amount of public money is being spent to prop up food and agriculture practices that can undermine climate action, such as the expansion of industrial beef and dairy production—and 70 percent of countries’ climate plans don’t include any details on how they will take action on food. (read)
Recycled PET Is Not a Solution for Sustainability in Fashion
The idea of turning plastic bottles into fabrics is not new. Since the 1990s, a few spinning mills and brands have been trying to make it catch on. But only now is trendy recycled PET gaining traction and spreading as a sustainable alternative to polyester. (read)
How thermal storage can help with the climate crisis
Heating and cooling make up about 50% of our total energy consumption, but today’s global infrastructure is straining to keep up. Here’s how thermal storage may become a reliable and alternative energy storage method. (read)
Google Cloud - Introducing Blockchain Node Engine: fully managed node-hosting for Web3 development
Blockchain is changing the way the world stores and moves its information. Building on our commitment to help Web3 developers build and deploy new products on blockchain-based platforms, today we’re thrilled to announce Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine. (read)
- Mind the climate tech gap (link)
- How scientists want to make you young again (link)
- Raw Materials Layer — The Building Blocks of Biology (link)
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