Google says augmented reality will be on ‘hundreds of millions’ of Android devices next year

  • Google expects that “hundreds of millions” of Android devices will be capable of augmented reality (AR) uses next year, bringing a slew of potential monetization opportunities.
  • Amit Singh, vice president of business and operations for virtual reality (VR) at Google, spoke about the company’s investment in the technology and the release of ARCore, a platform that allows developers to make AR apps for Android.
  • The U.S. search giant expects that 100 million devices will be AR ready by the end of this year, and then “hundreds of millions” by the end of 2018.
  • “Augmented reality (will become) a core feature of most of Android over the next few years,” Singh said.
  • AR has become a big battleground for the technology giants, in particular Apple and Google.

Google executive Amit Singh said that monetization opportunities would arise as AR use becomes a “daily habit.”

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Cappasity Set to Unveil World’s First Blockchain Platform for AR/VR/3D Content

  • Cappasity, the leader in delivering an in-store browsing experience to online retail through interactive 3D images, announced today it is developing an AR/VR blockchain ecosystem designed to enable fast and easy AR/VR/3D content creation.
  • The platform will be powered by ARToken (ART), a virtual currency for trading the content inside the ecosystem.
  • Cappasity will leverage the blockchain to become the global 3D/AR/VR content exchange ecosystem for the users, developers and businesses who will benefit from 3D image creation, embedding and trading.
  • Cappasity ARTs can be earned by creating and sharing 3D/AR/VR content, and be used to buy or rent it.
  • The platform will allow 3D content creators and distributors to monetize and share the fruits of their creativity via a tokenized ecosystem.

Cappasity, the leader in delivering an in-store browsing experience to online retail through interactive 3D images, announced today it is developing an AR/VR blockchain ecosystem designed to enable fast and easy AR/VR/3D content creation.
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Despite $319 to 10 cents flash crash, ethereum still has massive potential, says digital currency expert

  • Ethereum investors shouldn’t worry too much about the digital currency’s flash crash from $319 to just 10 cents in a matter of seconds, blockchain investor William Mougayar said Friday.
  • Like bitcoin, ethereum is a cryptocurrency built on blockchain technology.
  • “One could think of ethereum as a newer generation of blockchain,” said Mougayar, author of the book “The Business Blockchain.”
  • Since ethereum is a new kind of currency, Mougayar understands why the value is so unstable.
  • Because blockchain technology is a relatively new field, there’s room for many different currencies, he said, but added that bitcoin and ethereum won’t become obsolete.

Ethereum is built on newer blockchain technology and is optimized for software engineers, giving it a bright future.
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Despite $319 to 10 cents flash crash, ethereum still has massive potential, says digital currency expert

  • Ethereum investors shouldn’t worry too much about the digital currency’s flash crash from $319 to just 10 cents in a matter of seconds, blockchain investor William Mougayar said Friday.
  • Like bitcoin, ethereum is a cryptocurrency built on blockchain technology.
  • “One could think of ethereum as a newer generation of blockchain,” said Mougayar, author of the book “The Business Blockchain.”
  • Since ethereum is a new kind of currency, Mougayar understands why the value is so unstable.
  • Because blockchain technology is a relatively new field, there’s room for many different currencies, he said, but added that bitcoin and ethereum won’t become obsolete.

Ethereum is built on newer blockchain technology and is optimized for software engineers, giving it a bright future.
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Tackling Financial Exclusion With Biometric Technology

  • The underdeveloped world is home to over two billion unbanked people, many of which lack basic formal identification and cannot acquire finance through legitimate, ethical methods.
  • But perhaps we’ve been looking in the wrong direction all along; perhaps it’s the tech sector that has the answer… With the right platform, biometric identification has the potential to fill the missing voids and establish a role as a formidable force within the financial services industry.
  • However, in today’s digital age, with smart phones dominating the telecoms sector – and affordable for citizens of developing countries – biometric identification technology has found its way into the hands of everyday people.
  • New tech startup, Humaniq, which is powered by blockchain technology, is hoping to solve this problem by providing an easy-to-use interface that can be understood by anyone, regardless of language or educational background.
  • If just a fraction of the market could be replaced with peer-to-peer transactions and cryptocurrencies there could be huge potential benefits: smart power grids, devices connected to the Internet of Things that automatically pay off bills, no more human error, and most importantly, new opportunities for the developing world.

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Zcashing in: cryptocurrencies 2016-10-28

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  • One day, perhaps, this will unite the market with some kind of ÜberCoin-putting a smile back on central bankers’ faces.
  • Competing forms of currency are a libertarian’s sweetest dream, and a central banker’s nightmare.
  • The currencies represent different trade-offs between complexity, performance, cost and other factors, so each may find a niche.
  • Transactions are shielded from prying eyes by a cryptographic scheme based on what are called zero-knowledge proofs ( the “Z” in the name).

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First Graduating Class of Ethereum Developer Course

  • Participants have taken part in a challenging nine week, in-depth training course culminating in the first ever certification.
  • The course has garnered much interest with more than 100 developers registered, coming from six continents and 28 countries.
  • Founded in 2014, the company aims to demystify the field by providing a range of training courses to prepare stakeholders for the changing technology and certify developers to aid that change.
  • Also as the network of DAPP development tools updated through the course the staff kept up with the newest developments including adding it to the course materials.”
  • Jef, (another graduate) remarked, “The support while on the course was responsive keeping me unblocked on all of my little learning stumbles.

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The first cohort of B9lab’s course for developers on the Ethereum Blockchain has graduated today. In keeping with the course’s principles, the certification will be available on the Ethereum Blockchain reinforcing the authenticity of the developers’
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