Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) announced the first-ever commercial lunar payload paid entirely with Dogecoin. Its DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon will involve Geometric Space Corporation mission management collaborating with SpaceX to launch a 40kg cubesat as a rideshare on a Falcon 9 lunar payload mission in Q1 2022. The payload will obtain lunar-spatial intelligence from sensors and cameras on-board with integrated communications and computational systems. Dogecoin has been chosen as the unit of account for all lunar business between SpaceX and GEC.
A new smart card that features biometrics specifically designed to work with the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) digital currency/ electronic payment (DC/EP) central bank digital currency (CBDC), is reportedly being created. Smart card maker Chutian Dragon is reportedly working with IDEX Biometrics, a Norwegian provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, on a new card-based DC/EP digital wallet solution for the DC/EP.
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