Bonnie Tyler sings ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ live on CNN

  • “I need you more than ever, and if you only hold me tight, we’ll be holding on forever,” she sang live from a cruise ship as CNN’s John Berman held a lit flame from his New York anchor desk.
  • The Welsh singer said her song had to be edited down from its original eight minutes to a two-minute-and-40-seconds version because that’s how long the total eclipse will last.
  • But Tyler is also likely to be singing the song, a No. 1 hit in several countries, in its entirety throughout the special day.
  • Bonnie Tyler just sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on CNN from a cruise ship https://t.co/JwV2ZUOJYZ #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/s1Z1jlGryn — CNN (@CNN) August 21, 2017 Asked by Berman if you can stare into a total eclipse of the heart without glasses, Tyler said: “That’s a good one.
  • Tips for safe viewing For more on the total eclipse and how you can experience it live or in virtual reality, visit cnn.com/eclipse

Singer Bonnie Tyler belted out parts of her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart’ live from a cruise ship on CNN Monday.
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Bancor’s blockbuster ICO and the risk of blockchain investing

  • Blockchain startup Bancor closed a $150 million ICO raise this week — a landmark event, both in the speed and the magnitude of the raise.
  • It’s trying to hit the blockchain domain at its very heart with the promise that it can enable smart tokens to serve as legitimate currency.
  • Cryptocurrencies, or smart tokens, are new forms of digital currency (akin to bitcoin), that aim to serve as cash equivalents for various online services.
  • Bancor wants to enable these tokens, based on their protocol, to be widely acceptable.
  • These tokens need to be redeemable,

Blockchain startup Bancor closed a $150 million ICO raise this week — a landmark event, both in the speed and the magnitude of the raise. What is Bancor doing that got investors so excited? It’s trying to hit the blockchain domain at its very heart with the promise that it can enable smart tokens to serve as legitimate currency. Cryptocurrencies, or smart tokens, are new forms of digital currency (akin to bitcoin), that aim to serve as cash equivalents for various online services. Bancor wants to enable these tokens, based on their protocol, to be widely acceptable. For example, people will only confidently adopt cryptocurrencies when their exchange rates are stable. These tokens need to be redeemable,
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BBC World Service

  • In today’s programme Ed Butler visits the Innovate Finance Conference in the heart of the City in Central London, where we’re marking the coming of age of a new industry.
  • Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, the group that runs the annual conference, says there’s a new confidence in the sector.
  • So what about the fintech companies themselves?
  • Peter Randall, CEO of start-up Setl, is hoping to cash in.
  • Cities are competing for these new start-ups’ attention and although London remains perhaps the world’s leading fintech hub, a close rival is Singapore; we hear from Sopnendu Mohanty, a fintech regulator with the City of Singapore and Maria Gotsch, President and CEO at the Partnership Fund for New York City.

We examine the growth of a new industry
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Google’s Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful

  • For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world’s hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the endlessly fascinating idea at the heart of the bitcoin digital currency.
  • The lab’s re-imagining of the blockchain has very little to do with AI—or the blockchain, for that matter.
  • If you want AI crossed with the blockchain, try wrapping your head around Numerai, the world’s strangest hedge fund.
  • To DeepMind’s credit, its new project depends less on trendy ideas than an apparent desire to solve a real problem in the real world—one that involves the most private and personal information.
  • DeepMind is building an auditing

For Silicon Valley, the headline was sweet nectar: Google DeepMind, the world’s hottest artificial intelligence lab, embraces the blockchain, the endlessly fascinating idea at the heart of the bitcoin digital currency. But the buzzwords bely the reality. The lab’s re-imagining of the blockchain has very little to do with AI—or the blockchain, for that matter. If you want AI crossed with the blockchain, try wrapping your head around Numerai, the world’s strangest hedge fund. To DeepMind’s credit, its new project depends less on trendy ideas than an apparent desire to solve a real problem in the real world—one that involves the most private and personal information. DeepMind is building an auditing
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MMM United New Account Setup

  • Your account will be permanently blocked if you are unable to verify your email when asked.
  • With ideology in our heart and determination in our thoughts, we are once again united to find that lost key.
  • I agree with the terms, condition and warnings of MMM United.
  • We are no other than a team of MMM participants from our respective national structures of MMM.
  • We have once again come under the same roof that gives us the opportunity to do some good for us, for our friends and families, for the society, and for the entire humanity.

MMM United has taken the initiative and brings MMM Charity Program. Register and account with mmm united and get 100% monthly bonus.
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Brexit: Can Berlin steal London’s tech crown?

Brexit: Can Berlin steal Londons tech crown? - BBC News #blockchain #Brexit #tech #SaaS

  • London is known as Europe’s technology hotspot, a city in which the tech scene is booming.
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  • The German capital Berlin has seen Brexit as an opportunity to lure London tech firms to a city which will remain at the heart of Europe.
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The German capital Berlin has seen Brexit as an opportunity to lure London tech firms to a city which will remain at the heart of Europe, as Rory Cellan-Jones reports.
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