MTS launches Internet of Things platform

The platform supports 10 thousand models of sensors, chips and robots. You can manage a “smart” city or enterprise with its help. Platform users will be able to simultaneously manage an office building, parking, video surveillance, as well as control the flow of water, lights and other indicators. MTS plans to connect more than 5 million devices to the platform till 2025. Connecting one device will cost 100 rubles. Proceeds from the project can reach 500 million rubles per year. In addition, the company will make money on connecting devices to the NB IoT network, storing data in its own data centers and Big Data services.

Roskomnadzor will use the system of deep filtering traffic from the company to block Telegram in Russia. The company became the winner of laboratory tests for blocking Telegram using traffic filtering, which Roskomnadzor conducted. The system of deep filtering traffic (Deep Packet Inspection, DPI) analyzes the data packets and marks them in accordance with the detected features. This system allows you to find out where the traffic came from, whether it was encrypted, and if so, in what way. Traffic with certain features can be blocked, restricted or redirected by another route. According to sources, Roskomnadzor is already inviting telecom operators to test the system from It is reported that to lock Telegram tests have shown the absolute effectiveness of this solution.

The Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment plans to release a new flagship product in expectation of the bitcoin halving expected on May 2020. New ASIC miners will be released at the end of 2019. According to representatives of Bitmain, the new product expects high demand due to hopes for the growth of the cryptographic market. According to the company, the S17 and T17 devices will be equipped with 7 nm chips. New chips are 30% more efficient than the chips of the previous generation. Sources said that at present the supplier of TSMC chips does not have any available capacity for servicing Bitmain and the demand for miners is still low, therefore both products remain at the design stage.

The first PoS-supported project will be Tezos. The annual yield of tokens of the last, according to Coinbase, will be about 6.6% (minus the company’s commissions in the range of 20-25%). The Proof of Stake protocol requires network participants to fix deposits in order to be able to add blocks to the blockchain. Investors who are active for stacking, but who do not want to participate in the network, may delegate authority to other members at their discretion. Validators or bakers, as they are called in the Tezos system, must keep some amount of funds in the network or in a hot wallet, which entails additional risks. Coinbase Custody guarantees that it will keep all the funds of its customers in a fully insured cold storage in order to dispel the doubts of institutional investors. The company will provide the necessary bakers from their own funds.