Taking the Man Out of Video Streaming

  • Because creators are censored and monetized already by centralized corporations, many are seeking for new technology marketplaces where monetization of streamed video can happen in a decentralized way, without corporate interference.
  • The need for a massive sea-change in the video streaming industry has caused creators to look to the new blockchain technology for decentralized solutions.
  • This consumer focused video distribution model is already beginning to revolutionize the way video streaming is managed in much the same way that the video streaming technology changed online content a decade ago.
  • Within this new model of streaming, then, creators retain power to earn directly from their content through consumers.
  • Within the platform, creators have the power to monetize content, and receive payment via this digital method, called ‘tokens’ (think of a digital coin that can be transferred internally within the platform).

After the invention of the internet, no single technological innovation has revamped industries like the video streaming industry. Video streaming capabi…
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Fintech CEO says tech giants like IBM may go on M&A ‘shopping spree’ for start-ups in 2018

  • Tech giants like IBM and Capgemini could go on a mergers and acquisitions “shopping spree” for financial technology (fintech) start-ups next year, the chief of one such start-up has told CNBC.
  • Daniel Döderlein, CEO of Norwegian fintech startup Auka, said that tech behemoths that have shared a long-standing relationship with banks but still rely on older technology would begin to show an interest in a “flood” of new fintech firms.
  • A new European directive, which becomes effective in January 2018, would enable third party businesses to monopolize on banks’ software and customer data to build new products – something referred to in the fintech world as “open banking”.
  • Döderlein, whose company helps develop mobile payments products for 17 banks, said that this would result in big, mainstream tech companies snapping up smaller fintechs to harness the newer technologies they have on offer.
  • “What we see predominantly throughout that whole sector is that their capability in terms of the technology you need to serve this next leg of the journey, once all the floodgates are being opened up in January 2018, is not necessarily present.

Massive tech players like IBM and Capgemini could go on a mergers and acquisitions “shopping spree” for financial technology (fintech) start-ups next year, the chief of one such start-up has told CNBC.
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Ethereum-Based Food Blockchain Issues Demo, Starts Testing Phase ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs

  • Before the creation of the Blockchain, food chain supply was opaque, complex, non-verifiable and with a hard-testing sustainability.
  • It is called Food Blockchain, a new tool that aims at providing “a reliable and comprehensive overview of all aspects of quality, safety and tracing of food from farm to fork, and to seamlessly manage commercial relationships between different actors of the supply chain.”
  • To do so, Food Blockchain decided to use the so-called Food Supply Chain 2.0, which combines sensor systems, Blockchain and smart contracts.
  • From an economic point of view, Food Blockchain can be useful both for consumers and producers because the first can benefit from a higher transparency and better knowledge about food, and the second can increase their prices for their verifiably better quality products.
  • For example, Food Blockchain can allow a company producing yogurt to create a risk-free agreement with suppliers of milk.

According to recent studies, the world’s biological food market is worth $54.9 bln and the sector is continually growing. This comes as more and more peopl
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Video: Bring on Bitcoin: why Richard Branson and Bill Gates support the currency

  • Bring on Bitcoin: why Richard Branson and Bill Gates support the currency
  • Blockchain also recently introduced an iOS mobile application for its wallets, after Apple Inc. relaxed its policies on apps that handle the virtual currency.
  • Blockchain Ltd., which runs the world’s most popular wallet for storing bitcoins, raised more than $30m in its first outside round of funding.
  • Blockchain, which has more than 2.3m consumer wallets, will use the funds to expand internationally and add features.
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wicklow Capital and Richard Branson were among the investors, the London-based company said in a statement today.

Blockchain President Peter Smith discusses the company’s business model and
the security concerns surrounding Bitcoin
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Bodog: The First Major Gaming Brand Offering Both Bitcoin & Traditional Currency

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As Bitcoin continues to gain a foothold in the currency market both Bodog’s Asian facing website, Bodog88.com and Bodog.eu are now offering deposits and withdrawals in the burgeoning cryptocurrency. Traditional currency transfers directly benefit the banks and credit card companies at the expense
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Why INGUARD Was the First Insurance Company to Accept Bitcoin (And Why the Answer Might Surprise You)

  • It was about setting the example we wanted to see in the insurance industry.
  • The insurance industry is often too afraid or unwilling to adopt technology that creates more value for consumers.
  • Technology adoption should always create more value for consumers.
  • Why INGUARD Was the First Insurance Company to Accept Bitcoin (And Why the Answer Might Surprise You)
  • Upstarts are using technology to disrupt how the industry works.

When was the last time you actually felt good doing business with your insurance company? If you’re a U.S. consumer, chances are your answer is, “Not recently.” Forty percent of insurance premiums turn over annually–and two-thirds of consumers would buy insurance online if they could. (And even then, they’re barely satisfied with insurer websites.)
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Bitcoin… You Haven’t Heard The Half Of It

#LEOcoin Read Dan Andersson's latest post on @HuffPostUK:

  • With halving suddenly making the act of validating blocks far less lucrative, a lot of smaller participants will drop out concentrating power in the larger miners.
  • Proof of Work has been one of the defining characteristics of digital currencies, but this way of mining is arguably outdated and largely unnecessary.
  • Proof of Stake requires far less computation power, which means lower hardware costs and lower electricity costs.
  • The halving mechanism is more detrimental to a currency that operates solely using a Proof of Work system, like Bitcoin; primarily it increases Proof of Work’s vulnerability.
  • The halving mechanism is part of the mechanics of cryptocurrencies, designed to act as an inflationary brake to stabilise the currency.

Last month a major event happened in the cryptocurrency community: Bitcoin’s block reward halved for the second time in its history. The halving event or…
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Bitcoin… You Haven’t Heard The Half Of It

  • With halving suddenly making the act of validating blocks far less lucrative, a lot of smaller participants will drop out concentrating power in the larger miners.
  • Proof of Work has been one of the defining characteristics of digital currencies, but this way of mining is arguably outdated and largely unnecessary.
  • Proof of Stake requires far less computation power, which means lower hardware costs and lower electricity costs.
  • The halving mechanism is more detrimental to a currency that operates solely using a Proof of Work system, like Bitcoin; primarily it increases Proof of Work’s vulnerability.
  • The halving mechanism is part of the mechanics of cryptocurrencies, designed to act as an inflationary brake to stabilise the currency.

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Last month a major event happened in the cryptocurrency community: Bitcoin’s block reward halved for the second time in its history. The halving event or…


Bitcoin… You Haven’t Heard The Half Of It

MintChip launch Tuesday brings Canadian-made digital cash to consumers

  • Like cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, it is an encrypted system that processes payments instantaneously removing the need for a third party to process or settle the transaction.
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MintChip, the digital cash platform started by the Royal Canadian Mint and acquired earlier this year by Toronto financial technology startup nanoPay, will be available to consumers starting today.


MintChip launch Tuesday brings Canadian-made digital cash to consumers