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Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing

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The Hubble Space Telescope.

A Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer hopes to use a decentralized blockchain network to process the massive volumes of data produced by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer Josh Peek says he is testing a decentralized blockchain network for processing the massive volumes of data produced by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Peek is using an AIKON interface to enter the data, which is then processed and rendered via computers forming Hadron's blockchain network.

AIKON's Marc Blinder says computing time is paid for with AIKON's "CPU" tokens.

Volatility is reduced by tying the value of a token to the average cost of computing power charged by cloud hosting services, while Peek says the system streamlines the process of tapping into a distributed network.

Peek says, "AIKON is trying to...make this as simple as possible with no cryptocurrency nonsense."

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