Digital Currency and Anti-Piracy: The Co-founder of Rhovit Is Now Revolutionizing The Way Content Creators Protect Their Work and Make Profits

  • From starting and selling his first company before the age of 21 to becoming the co-founder and CEO of Rhovit, a startup tech company, this innovator and creative has a platform that could change the way an entire industry markets, sells and makes money.
  • Realizing that there had to be a better way is really what drove me into tech, and creating a platform that benefited creators like myself.
  • I understand that you began your first company when you were only 14, correct?
  • A lot of careers you can see your goal and know that you have to complete X, Y and Z to reach it.
  • The difference when you branch out on your own is you may have no idea what X, Y and Z are, so you’re constantly figuring out and adjusting.

From starting and selling his first company before the age of 21 to becoming the co-founder and CEO of Rhovit, a startup tech company, this innovator and…
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A ‘Fortnite’ Cheat Maker Duped Players Into Downloading a Bitcoin Miner

A 'Fortnite' cheat maker duped players into downloading a Bitcoin miner

  • Sneakily-injected code that mines cryptocurrencies with unsuspecting users’ computers has popped up in all sorts of new and strange contexts recently—from torrent sites to internet-connected toasters.
  • On Thursday, TorrentFreak reported that Epic Games is suing a player who distributed Bitcoin mining code to unsuspecting users who thought they were downloading cheats for the popular free-to-play game Fortnite.
  • “While the ‘cheat’ does not appear to be a functional Fortnite cheat,” reads a court filing posted by TorrentFreak, “it functions as a bitcoin miner that infects the user’s computer with a virus that causes the user’s computer to mine bitcoin for the benefit of an unknown third party.”
  • Bitcoin mining code hijacks an unsuspecting user’s computer resources and can impact performance significantly while it’s running.
  • The Fortnite scheme makes some sense, because gaming computers often make use of specialized hardware to render graphics, which also happens to be perfectly suited to mining cryptocurrencies.

And now he’s being sued.
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Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry

  • To learn more about the impact of Blockchain on businesses and industries, I spoke with Brett Colbert, Solutions CTO and Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.
  • In this role of Solutions CTO, Colbert leads the customer-facing Salesforce Enterprise Architecture team which helps customers and prospects strategically transform their business systems.
  • Colbert has been researching Blockchain for more than three years, leading customer implementations and collaborating with blockchain industry thought leaders.
  • Examples of Blockchain use by Industry – The answer isn’t in the technology, but in how the technology can improve inefficient business processes.
  • Here are a few examples of the opportunities that exist to improve processes in a variety of industries using Blockchain: – – This article was co-authored by Brett Colbert —- Solutions CTO, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.

As with all major paradigm shifts, there will be winners and losers. But if we do this right, blockchain technology can usher in a halcyon age of …
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Russia Prepares to Blacklist Five ‘Undesirable’ U.S. Media Outlets

  • Russian senators have drawn up  a list of five U.S.-based media outlets, including CNN, whose activities in Russia could be restricted in response to a requirement to have the American branch of Russia’s state-funded RT television channel register as a foreign agent.
  • Russian prosecutors are examining the possibility of labeling U.S. outlets as “undesirable” in response.
  • A source in the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, told the RBC business outlet on Tuesday that its committee on state sovereignty has blacklisted at least five U.S. media organizations.
  • State sovereignty committee member Oleg Morozov told RBC that the list includes outlets that “receive foreign funding” and “interfere in Russia’s domestic policy.”
  • The news comes a week after senators reportedly proposed to cut U.S. media organizations to equal the number of Russian outlets in the U.S. – – Federation Council state sovereignty committee head Andrei Klimov named CNN, Radio Liberty and Voice of America as likely targets to face the axe in…

Russian senators have drawn up  a list of five U.S.-based media outlets, including CNN, whose activities in Russia could be restricted in response to a requirement to have the American branch of Russia’s state-funded RT television channel register as a foreign agent.
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Gotta catch ’em all: Secret Service nabs Pikachu-dressed man at WH

  • Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a concrete barrier on the outer perimeter of the south grounds of the White House complex and was quickly arrested, according to a police report released Wednesday night.
  • According to the police report, Combs told officers he was unarmed before climbing the fence and ignoring signs that marked the area as restricted.
  • Before scaling the fence, Combs dropped a backpack which was investigated by bomb technicians before eventually getting cleared by police.
  • Combs told Secret Service agents he wanted to be famous and hoped to accomplish that by jumping the White House fence in a Pikachu outfit and posting it to YouTube.
  • In September 2014, a man wearing a yellow Pikachu hat and clinging to a yellow Pikachu doll jumped the fence before being apprehended by Secret Service on the North Lawn.

A man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu attempted to infiltrate the White House before he was caught by Secret Service officers manning the perimeter, authorities said.
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The Power of The Blockchain To Trade Food and Raw Materials

The Power of The #Blockchain To Trade Food and Raw Materials

  • What do you get when you get the decentralized and open platform power of the Blockchain with the power of buying and selling commodities contracts and options on real world food and raw materials?
  • You get ChainTrade – – ChainTrade will move the exchanges of futures and options on food and raw materials (commodity derivatives) to a decentralized blockchain, allowing anyone to participate – small and big players.
  • Let’s look at to the success of BitCoin to understand how the power of the Blockchain is destined to be a powerful force multiplier for commodity futures and options buyers and sellers… In the case of Bitcoin, the blockchain is a massive, transparent public ledger, which verifies and keeps track…
  • For all the reasons that has made BitCoin have explosive almost unstoppable growth is the same reason why it will make more people able to enter the commodities contracts futures / option market to buy and sell.
  • The blockchain makes it possible to make trades quicker, with half the normal brokerage house fees with no minimum reserves to buy or sell contracts… – – Anyone will be able to create Smart Contracts, e.g. a contract for delivery of 100,000 bushels of soybeans in August 2018.

What do you get when you get the decentralized and open platform power of the Blockchain with the power of buying and selling commodities contracts and o…
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Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry

Blockchain Will Disrupt Every Industry #CoreSummit

  • To learn more about the impact of Blockchain on businesses and industries, I spoke with Brett Colbert, Solutions CTO and Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.
  • In this role of Solutions CTO, Colbert leads the customer-facing Salesforce Enterprise Architecture team which helps customers and prospects strategically transform their business systems.
  • Colbert has been researching Blockchain for more than three years, leading customer implementations and collaborating with blockchain industry thought leaders.
  • Examples of Blockchain use by Industry – The answer isn’t in the technology, but in how the technology can improve inefficient business processes.
  • Here are a few examples of the opportunities that exist to improve processes in a variety of industries using Blockchain: – – This article was co-authored by Brett Colbert —- Solutions CTO, Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce.

As with all major paradigm shifts, there will be winners and losers. But if we do this right, blockchain technology can usher in a halcyon age of …
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