Tech & Science Daily: Kim Kardashian $1.26m crypto fine paid
im Kardashian has agreed to pay a fine of $1.26 million – or £1.12 million – to settle a legal case after advertising the EthereumMax scheme to millions of followers on her Instagram page.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission says the reality TV star earned $250,000 for advertising the cryptocurrency, without disclosing the fact.
Kardashian, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, basketball player Paul Pierce and EthereumMax’s creators were sued by investors in January, as the coin plunged in value by 97 per cent since its launch in 2021.
Kardashian’s lawyer says she is “pleased to have resolved” the matter.
Tensions escalated after North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, in the most significant missile test by the authoritarian state since January.
The ICBM reportedly landed in the Pacific Ocean, and sparked an evacuation alert.
An inter-planetary rover is being tested at a quarry near Milton Keynes as part of a study it’s hoped could lead to it carrying out future explorations on the Moon and Mars.
Airbus has been working on the Sample Fetch Rover programme since 2018 and quarry testing is the next step as it provides a unique rocky landscape for trials.
Overwatch has been offline as Blizzard Entertainment readies its mega-servers for the launch of Overwatch 2.
More than 1.1 million people in the UK tested positive for Covid-19 in the week ending September 20, up from 927,000 in the previous week.
In London, health data shows an estimated 1.79 per cent of the population was thought to be infected with coronavirus in the week ending September 17.
Twitter users in Canada, Australia and New Zealand can now edit their tweets – if they’ve paid a subscription fee, and the function’s only live for 30 minutes after posting. Web domain-style names as NFTs are changing hands for tens of thousands. Plus, Nestlé, makers of Quality Street, have announced the brand’s cellophane wrappers will be made from recyclable paper by 2025.
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