French firm Sorare, which sells football trading cards in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has raised $680m (£498m).
The NFT-based cards are used by fans to create fantasy football teams which can then "play" each other. The funding was led by tech investor Softbank, with ex-England international Rio Ferdinand also putting in money. NFTs are controversial, with concerns over financial risk and environmental impact. An NFT is a "one-of-a-kind" digital asset that can be bought and sold like any other piece of property. As with crypto-currency, a record of who owns what is stored on a shared ledger known as the blockchain and maintained by thousands of computers around the world.
Yeah, except their main markets are like the US and Canada where Internet reliability is really low. It's like no one there has ever been on the Internet. Oh wait...
I'm sure this has been stated before, but don't conflate you're poor experiences with Internet Connectivity with everywhere across the US.
Granted many places have very crappy options but they still get places "online".
Don't conflate your good experience in one location with my sampling of thousands of sites across the US that we support and monitor all the time. The US has, and is well documented to be, some of the worst Internet in the developed world and certainly not on par with some of the undeveloped world.
@scottalanmiller Awesoem. I must say, the earlier beta's were quite messy compared to earlier releases, but it stabilized around the last beta and the RC's were ok. Haven't seen any big breakage either with final, so it worked out!
I think just blaming IT departments is harsh. I know from back when I was running IT departments that there is constant pushback from users whenever security was tightened or new policies rolled out and it is critical to make clear that security is something being pushed from the very top and not from IT. In many companies, senior executives will actively undermine IT when it comes to security - that shouldn't happen.
This is completely true. However, I am also very critical of not allowing senior management to undermine IT by making IT decisions and then claiming to not be IT. Those "senior managers" without IT, are actually the IT managers in that situation. That they try to skirt blame by claiming other titles is irrelevant. IT is who does it.
It's like plumbing. If you hire a trained electrician and then he does your plumbing, he's a plumber. He might not be a trained plumber, he might not be a good plumber, but he's a plumber.
For people looking to test and play with this on Linux and Mac OS X:
You can set the configuration option in nextcloud.cfg: enableExperimentalOptions=true
Then you will be able to also see the virtual files.