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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Nym Technologies Launches Innovation Fund: Empowering Web3 Privacy Solutions

Nym Technologies, a privacy-focused infrastructure provider, has announced the launch of its Innovation Fund program. This initiative aims to provide financial support to creators, developers, communities, and privacy proponents involved in Web3 projects. Backed by prominent venture capital investors such as Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Polychain Capital, Greenfield, and Huobi Incubator, among others, the program has committed up to $300 million in funding. The fund will target individuals and groups with a strong commitment to developing privacy solutions using Nym's tech stack.

Shielding User Data with Nym's Mixnet Technology

Nym Technologies utilizes a mixnet design to protect user data from surveillance. This includes both transaction content and metadata. While the basic mixnet design has remained the same, Nym has made significant progress over the past year by focusing on the development of software development kits (SDKs) to simplify integration. These SDKs are available in Rust and Javascript via WebAssembly, making it easier for developers to integrate against Nym's infrastructure.

The Evolution of Nym Technologies

Nym Technologies, based in Switzerland, has raised a total of $24.9 million in funding to date. This includes a $13 million Series A round led by a16z. The company launched its privacy-focused decentralized identity platform in 2020 on the Cosmos SDK. With the evolution of its technology and the increasing demand for privacy solutions, Nym believes it is now possible for ordinary developers, who may not be experts in privacy, to easily integrate against Nym. This is especially relevant for zero-knowledge projects.

Joining the Nym Innovation Fund

Applications to join the Nym Innovation Fund will open in November. The initial focus will be on Nym-compatible Web3 wallets, Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs), and a broader category referred to as "public good services." The latter encompasses open-source projects that offer essential resources, tools, infrastructure, or initiatives that benefit the wider Nym ecosystem.

In summary, Nym Technologies has launched its Innovation Fund program to provide financial support for Web3 creators, developers, communities, and privacy proponents. Backed by prominent venture capital investors, the program aims to fund projects that develop privacy solutions using Nym's tech stack. With its mixnet technology and focus on SDK development, Nym is making it easier for developers to integrate against its infrastructure. Applications to join the fund will open in November, with an initial focus on Nym-compatible Web3 wallets, RPCs, and public good services.

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