LUCYD LENS: Glasses of the future

  • Lucyd is a new company that is crowdfunding to build the world’s first ergonomic, lightweight smartglasses for every day use.
  • Lucyd Lens AR smartglasses are going to be initially offered in black and white, but gradually increase to more customization choices.
  • Lucyd Lens is currently in design for release in early 2019, and has many benefits over existing smartglasses, making it a truly revolutionary product in the business.
  • By participating in the token sale, you can help Lucyd achieve its mission, acquire the useful LCD token, as well as reserve your very first pair of true smartglasses.
  • The LCD token is a chance to get in on the ground floor of AR with Lucyd.

Lucyd is a new company that is crowdfunding to build the world’s first ergonomic, lightweight smartglasses for every day use. Lucyd Lens AR smartglasses …
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Exclusive: Royal Bank of Canada Using Blockchain for U.S./Canada Payments-Executive

  • TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada is experimenting with blockchain to help move payments between its U.S. and Canadian banks, one of the bank’s senior executives told Reuters on Thursday.
  • Martin Wildberger, RBC’s executive vice president for innovation and technology, said use of distributed ledger technology, or DLT, would improve the speed of payments, reduce complexity and lower costs.
  • The bank developed the system over the past six months at an RBC blockchain technology center in Toronto, deploying software developed by a cross-industry open-source blockchain consortium known as Hyperledger.
  • The technology was integrated into RBC’s existing systems several weeks ago as a “shadow” to RBC’s primary ledger, letting the bank monitor payments in real-time as they travel between the United States and Canada, he said.
  • “We wanted to set it up as a shadow ledger so that we can demonstrate our leadership in exploiting that technology while at the same time recognizing that the technology is still early in its adoption phase,” Wildberger said.

Royal Bank of Canada is experimenting with blockchain to help move payments between its U.S. and Canadian banks, one of the bank’s senior executives told Reuters on Thursday.
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Welp, Bitcoin Might Still Fork on August 1

Bitcoin is back on its bullshit, might still fork on August 1

  • The new version of bitcoin, which supporters are calling “Bitcoin Cash,” is being pitched as a refuge for bitcoiners who want the virtual currency to scale up to worldwide adoption but who don’t agree with some of the more popular proposals to do so.
  • This might surprise you if you’ve been following the “scaling debate,” an ongoing war of words between elements of the bitcoin community regarding how best to implement a code change that would allow the network to handle more transactions.
  • For about two years, the bitcoin community has been careening towards the possibility of a fork that would split the network into two versions; one that will support the code change, and another that won’t.
  • So, Bitcoin Cash is a new contingency plan intended to come into effect if on August 1 the network isn’t in agreement, causing instability.
  • The “cash” part is a nudge-and-a-wink to people who believe that bitcoin should be a low-cost payment network for everybody, and that big blocks are the solution.

What is ‘Bitcoin Cash’?
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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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Activists protest Trump by climbing crane near White House

Activists unfurl 'resist' banner after climbing construction crane near the White House

  • The activists, who came from across the country to protest Trump, displayed a 70- foot by 30-foot banner reading “Resist” in downtown Washington.
  • The activists came down off the crane early Wednesday afternoon
  • Washington (CNN) Seven activists affiliated with the environmental organization Greenpeace climbed a construction crane near the White House Wednesday morning to protest Donald Trump’s presidency.
  • Washington police released a statement during the protest, calling the incident “dangerous and unlawful” and said “multiple government resources are being tied up.
  • With the White House in the foreground, protesters unfurl a banner atop a crane at the construction site of the former Washington Post office building, January 25, 2017 in Washington.

Seven activists affiliated with the environmental organization Greenpeace climbed a construction crane near the White House Wednesday morning to protest Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Betty White turns 95: See the beloved star talk ‘Golden Girls’ on TODAY in 1987

Happy 95th birthday to

  • Betty White through the years: A look back at the beloved ‘Golden Girl’
  • Betty White turns 95: See the beloved star talk ‘Golden Girls’ on TODAY in 1987
  • Flashback: Watch Betty White talk ‘The Golden Girls’ in 1987
  • White hits a high note with a canine pal in 1957.
  • In honor of White’s birthday, we’re looking back at a 1987 TODAY interview in which she opened up about the character.

In honor of White’s birthday, we’re looking back at a 1987 TODAY interview in which she opened up about playing Rose Nylund.
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Major banks trade cotton using blockchain in a move that could transform a major industry

  • Earlier this year, Barclays trialed the use of smart contracts to trade derivatives , while a number of other major lenders have tested the use of blockchain technology to carry out cross-border payments .
  • Blockchain works like a huge, decentralized ledger for the digital currency bitcoin, recording every transaction and storing this information on a global network so it cannot be tampered with.
  • Wells Fargo and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have used blockchain – the technology that drives bitcoin – to process and execute a shipment of cotton from the U.S. to China, in a move that could provide a big breakthrough for the future of international trade.
  • Major banks trade cotton using blockchain in a move that could transform a major industry
  • Blockchain and so-called “smart contracts” can remove the need for all of this.

Wells Fargo and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have used blockchain – the technology that drives bitcoin – to process and execute a shipment of cotton from the U.S. to China, in a move that could provide a big breakthrough for the future of international trade.

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