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          Hublot's new watch is a perfect fit for Bitcoin millionaires      Cache   Translate Page      
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Here's something you can proudly wear to you next cryptocurrency yacht cruise. 

Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot is celebrating the 10th birthday of Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin whitepaper with a watch that screams "Bitcoin." 

SEE ALSO: Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin whitepaper turns 10

The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P, as it's unironically called, is a 45mm wristwatch with a case made out of microblasted and polished black ceramic, with a skeleton dial (meaning you can see the watch's innards) and 10ATM water resistance. 

The movement is automatic — Hublot's own HUB1201 — and the watch has a 10-day power reserve.  Read more...

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          Bitfury Secures $80M in Private Funding Round      Cache   Translate Page      
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Cryptocurrency mining firm Bitfury Group has closed a Series C, $80 million funding round led by EU-based Korelya Capital. The round also included crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, Lian and Jabre Group, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others.

Bitfury is a diversified blockchain company known for its expertise in developing high-performance computing technologies, processing capabilities and advanced blockchain-based solutions for companies and governments, including the development of a blockchain-based land registry in Ukraine.

The funding round will be used by the company to enrich its software and hardware development, as well as explore other technologies that are emerging alongside the blockchain.

“This private placement enables Bitfury to expand our existing areas of focus, including securing the Bitcoin Blockchain, as well as hardware and software development – and broaden our financial strategic options. It also enables us to concentrate on adjacents such as high-performance computing, including emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI),” CCO John Mercurio told Bitcoin Magazine.

Valery Vavilov, CEO and co-founder of Bitfury, said the success of the round was a reflection of the company's achievements and its ability to meet the needs of “adjacent market segments in high-performance computing.”

In correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine, Vavilov stated:

“We are very pleased with our successful private placement, which enables us to expand our work designing ground-breaking blockchain solutions to governments, businesses, and institutions around the world. Strong support from the investor community also allows us to concentrate on adjacent businesses such as high-performance computing, including emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.

Bitfury made headlines last week when word broke out that the company may be considering going public. When Bitcoin Magazine asked if this private funding changes the prospect of an IPO, Mercurio responded with the following:

“Bitfury is continuously evaluating financing options to support its development strategy, and the IPO is one alternative. But no decision has been made and ultimately it will depend on a number of factors, including the capital markets environment.”

At a time when cryptocurrency miners are being criticized for the energy consumption required to secure public blockchains with high security requirements, Bitfury has made a commitment to using renewable energy. It has also created standard processes for reducing the consumption of energy in its data centers by using immersion cooling technology.

In September 2018, Bitfury announced a bitcoin mining chip called the "Clarke" ASIC chip, which it claims offers the “strongest performance among bitcoin mining chips and is unparalleled in efficiency," via a Medium post. The company also has plans to integrate Clarke into its range of existing mining products and on its mining farms across the world.

In addition to the Clarke chips, the company also launched its latest computing servers dubbed the Bitfury Tardis. Both the chip and the server will be included in the company's product offering, the Bitfury BlockBox, per reports on its release.

Founded in 2011 and recognized as the largest, non-Chinese company that provides hardware for bitcoin mining, Bitfury is also known for pioneering the hybrid algorithm Flare on the Lightning Network, which ensures that payment routes can be found as quickly as possible.



This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users      Cache   Translate Page      
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Blockchain will be airdropping approximately $125 million worth of Stellar lumens to its users, in conjunction with the Stellar Development Foundation. This marks the largest airdrop in cryptocurrency history.

Those interested in taking part must possess a Blockchain wallet and be willing to verify their identity. The first group of customers is set to receive their lumens sometime this week at no charge. Stellar is Blockchain’s first airdrop partner since it launched its official “Airdrops Guiding Principles” framework last month.

Jed McCaleb, co-founder of the Stellar Development Foundation, believes airdrops can be powerful tools when it comes to building the crypto ecosystem and boosting mainstream adoption.

“We believe airdrops are central to creating a more inclusive digital economy,” he said. “Giving away lumens [XLM] for free is an invitation to communities to design the services they need. Our hope is to eventually have global citizens own and use lumens in both developing and developed economies. By working with Blockchain to increase the availability and active use of lumens on the network and leveraging their almost 30 million wallets, we will increase the network’s utility by many orders of magnitude.”

CEO of Blockchain Peter Smith explained what attracted his company to Stellar. “We were looking for a protocol and network built for scalability with an active and rapidly growing ecosystem,” he said. “Stellar was a clear frontrunner, and we’re excited to be working with their world-class team.”

As part of the airdrop, Blockchain is looking to partner with several additional enterprises including the non-profit fundraising software Network for Good, Stanford’s emerging tech initiative and the online computer science education system Code.org. Blockchain says it will release the details of these partnerships in the coming weeks.

Blockchain has aided millions of companies and individuals in both developed and third world nations to get their hands on digital assets. Recently, the company raised over $70 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures.

Stellar is a distributed ledger network that permits multiple assets and currencies to be digitally transferred, issued or exchanged online. The system boasts a built-in order book, network token and pathfinding algorithm, allowing assets to move more easily between sending and receiving parties.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          BTCC Announces the "Indefinite" Closure of Its Mining Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
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BTCC will be shutting down its mining pool by the end of the month.

According to a recent notice made by the Hong Kong-based exchange, BTCC will deactivate its mining pool servers on November 15, 2018, and cease all operations entirely come November 30.

Citing “business adjustments,” the notice was generally vague about the exact reason for this particular closure. Having started operations in 2014, the mining pool is one of the oldest in the space, while BTCC itself is China’s oldest crypto exchange.

BTCC’s mining pool was one of the world’s more prominent mining pools as recently as June of 2018, but, in the latter half of the year, its hashrate has steadily decreased. BTCC has requested that all current miners “complete the power switch by November 15th” and has stated that they will eventually “release the profits of all miners in time.”

It is unclear at this time what impact this shutdown will have on the regular operations of BTCC’s exchange. The announcement did not go into any specific detail on their other functions, and they have not made any similar announcements about the functionality of the company.

Still, the notice for the shutdown did end on a hopeful note, as the exchange proclaimed, “We firmly believe that the digital encryption assets and blockchain industry represented by Bitcoin will continue to develop and improve!” The announcement even concluded with an optimistic final farewell to the BTCC community that said, “We will see you again!”

At the time of publication, BTCC has not responded to Bitcoin Magazine’s request for comment.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Andrew Fleming, Former Dow Jones Executive, Joins BTC Inc as Head of Media      Cache   Translate Page      
Andrew Fleming, Former Dow Jones Executive, Joins BTC Inc as Head of Media

BTC Inc, the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, is excited to announce the hiring of Andrew Fleming to be the new head of its media division. The addition of Fleming to BTC Inc’s management roster is the latest example of an emerging trend of big-name talent leaving institutions in order to join the crypto and blockchain industry.

Before coming to BTC Inc, Fleming was the Head of Content Platforms at Dow Jones, parent company of the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Barron’s and many other leading publications. Prior to Dow Jones, Fleming was the VP of Product at Business Insider, where he was instrumental in building the company from a 13-person startup to a global media powerhouse. This move comes a few months after BTC Inc’s hiring of Jarrod Dicker, former VP of Innovation at the Washington Post, to be CEO of Po.et, a media blockchain initiative seeking to recapture value for content creators.

Fleming’s new role will encompass all parts of the BTC Inc media division: Bitcoin Magazine, Distributed.com, Distributed events, The Let’s Talk Bitcoin network of podcasts, and print properties.

“There’s lots of excitement in crypto, of course, and it’s something I’m really interested in,” said Fleming. “At Dow Jones we look at what’s happening and report on what we see, but to really understand the space, however, you have to be in it. That’s what landed me in a crypto media company.”

He added: “I come from a science background. The scientific method is a framework that produces new information, so I’ve always tried to apply that to what I’m doing — understand the landscape, collect the data, do the experiment and learn from it.”

“Hiring Andrew puts our media business in a position to better serve the growing audiences in the blockchain and crypto space, to deliver more value to our advertisers and to expand the mindshare of distributed technologies,” said David Bailey, CEO of BTC Inc. “He’s been a pioneer in the traditional media landscape, and with our team and audience he’s poised to take our media business to the next level.”

A veteran of both the print and online news worlds, Fleming notes that both Business Insider and BTC Inc share similar objectives:

“Both are saying, ‘Media as it is today isn’t working; how can we make it better?’ Both are also coming from an outside perspective on how media should work, which enables fresh and new-flowing ideas. It’s the new ideas for products and vision that can help catapult us to the forefront of both the crypto space and the media industry in general.

“BTC Inc, in particular, really sits at the heart of that world. Bitcoin Magazine has the cache of being one of the first publications, the company is widely connected and the people here know the people who have built this industry and who are building it.”

For Fleming, one of his top priorities for Bitcoin Magazine, in particular, will be to help the team understand and focus in on how to get the best information to the widest audience, with an emphasis on quality over quantity.

“That’s key for Bitcoin Magazine, in particular, because of its age and establishment in the space,” said Fleming. “It needs to be the authoritative voice on what’s happening and it needs to be accurate and well-investigated. We know that’s true already; we have to prove that to the rest of the world.”

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          BitMEX Launches New Fork Monitoring Website to Keep Track of Bitcoin Forks      Cache   Translate Page      
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BitMEX just launched a website to make it easier to keep tabs on hard and soft forks on the Bitcoin blockchain.

According to a recent blog post, the research arm of BitMEX is sponsoring a new website, ForkMonitor.info, which is connected to 13 nodes of Bitcoin and its hard forks, most notably Bitcoin Cash.

The website will monitor many different aspects of the networks and their associated blockchains, with the ultimate goal of keeping track of these variables during forks to be “potentially useful in helping to detect unintentional consensus bugs.”

The article says that BitMEX is launching this new website in anticipation of an upcoming hard fork for Bitcoin Cash, which is expected to take place on November 15, 2018.

In fact, the head of BitMEX Research, Jonathan Bier told Bitcoin Magazine that, in the short term, the monitor was built to "provide a useful and simple website to track what happens during the Bitcoin Cash hardfork on 15th Nov 2018." For the long term, though, its overarching purpose will be to police the potential bugs and vulnerabilities in Bitcoin's software that updates can introduce.

"The Bitcoin inflation bug discovered in September 2018 was a big concern to us. The bug could have resulted in a long rollback which could have been highly destructive for the industry and BitMEX. The bug was introduced in Bitcoin Core 0.14.0; therefore, those running earlier versions of Bitcoin Core prior to this could have been able to detect the bug. Therefore the idea behind the website is to connect to many old nodes, such that it can be helpful in detecting bugs not present in older versions, but newly introduced. The website is a work in progress and it may introduce more features going forward," he continued.

BitMEX Research took to Twitter to announce its new tool. In the comment section, the company continued to take shots at Craig Wright, whose infamous claiming of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity has made him a pariah in the industry, for his part in the November 15 fork.

“[Craig Wright’s] (AKA "Fake Satoshi") node, Bitcoin SV, is expected to fork off from the network onto a new chain,” the thread reads.

The Twitter thread went on to explicitly state that the focus of Fork Monitor will be to examine Bitcoin’s network, insinuating that the website’s highest priority isn’t necessarily looking to keep precise notes on Bitcoin Cash and its own forks.

Still, the planned date of the BCH hard fork has given BitMEX ample time to build a functional monitoring website that will eventually gather more hard data. At its current stage, Fork Monitor is something of a pilot project, albeit one that “will hopefully provide useful information to some stakeholders” in the future.

This article was update to provide quotes from BitMEX Research head Jonathan Bier.




This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          China's Central Bank Wants to Put the Damper on Airdrops: Report      Cache   Translate Page      
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The People's Bank of China (PBoC), China's central bank, has its eyes on cryptocurrency companies that run airdrop campaigns in the country.

In its most recent financial stability report for 2018, which was published on Friday, November 3, 2018, the bank said there has been a surge in the number of "disguised" Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), including the free distribution of crypto tokens through airdrops, despite its effort to clamp down on their activities.

Based on the report, the bank states that the companies running token giveaways are evading China’s blanket ban on ICOs by issuing free tokens to the investor, while keeping a large chunk of the total supply for speculation on a crypto exchange, where speculation would drive the prices up so they can profit.

Last year, the central bank banned ICOs, calling them "illegal fundraising" that were targeting innocent investors. According to the PBoC report, before the ban took effect, 65 ICOs had been completed up until July 18, 2017, while only five were launched before 2017. This sudden jump also attracted over 105,000 investors who contributed a total of about 2.6 billion yuan ($377.3 million), a figure, the PBoC states, accounted for 20 percent of the total ICO funding raised globally by blockchain startups.

The central bank also made its concerns known about crypto firms who had moved their operations overseas but were using local agents to invest on behalf of domestic investors in China. The vice governor of the PBoC had warned foreign ICOs targeting Chinese investors at a separate event, earlier this year. He had stated at the time:

"Any new financial product or phenomenon that is not authorized under the existing legal framework, we will crush them as soon as they dare to surface."

Not one to rest on its laurels, the PBoC said it would continue to monitor the crypto industry, coordinating with other agencies to help safeguard and protect the interest of investors.

The bank's toughened stance with cryptocurrency began in 2013, where it published the “Notice on Precautions Against the Risks of Bitcoin,”where bitcoin was not deemed to be legal tender in China—to the most recent ban on ICOs in 2017.

Since then, there has been an onslaught of anti-crypto measures in the country. Earlier this year, commercial venues were banned from hosting crypto events, WeChat blocked some high profile blockchain related accounts, while Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba issued statements announcing restrictions put in place to limit crypto-related activities on their platforms.


This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          New study finds cryptocurrency mining surpasses energy consumption of entire countries      Cache   Translate Page      
Extracting a dollar's worth of cryptocurrency requires up to three times more energy than digging up a dollar's worth of gold, according to a new international study. Decentralized cryptocurrencies have been hailed as revolutionary economic disruptors, powered by an unknown number of server farms manned by an unknown number of crypto 'miner' machines working around the clock to produce more blockchain-protected finance. The environmental impact of such huge processing requirements has yet to be fully accounted for, however, global bitcoin mining has surpassed the energy consumption of entire nations in recent years.
          The River: Regional Journalism of National Relevance      Cache   Translate Page      
Hudson Valley communities need reliable news, now more than ever. We want to make that a reality through our new project The River, a newsroom dedicated to regional issues of national relevance. Support our Kickstarter Campaign and Become a Member today. by Chronogram Staff The River is a new project from the makers of Chronogram dedicated to providing in-depth coverage from a regional perspective on issues of national importance—stories on politics and society, social justice, the environment, the economy, education, and health. This ad-free, no-paywall newsroom is a project of Luminary Media and part of the First Fleet of Civil newsrooms, powered by blockchain technology. No matter which Hudson Valley town or city you live in, there are issues that can only be tackled from a higher vantage point.…

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A information technology company needs applicants for an opening for a Remote Blockchain Engineer in San Francisco. Individual must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities: Develop, build and maintain smart contracts Plan and design token mechanics with the team Help develop architecture and product design Applicants must meet the following qualifications: Experience with Ethereum and generalized blockchain Experience with architecture and design of blockchain solutions Working knowledge of cryptographic libraries and concepts Experience with AWS
          La nostra recensione di “The Block” – L’evento Blockchain ad Hannover      Cache   Translate Page      
Ieri la rivista online t3n e la società di consulenza PEY hanno organizzato con successo un evento di blockchain ad Hannover. Anche noi di BTC-ECHO eravamo presenti come media partner e vorremmo parlarvi dei momenti salienti della riunione Blockchain. A differenza della maggior parte delle altre conferenze Blockchain, il pubblico era composto da persone che già conoscevano molto bene Blockchain. Di conseguenza, dopo una breve introduzione, è stato possibile entrare direttamente nell’argomento. Catena di blocchi dalla prospettiva macro Bitcoin code Lezioni apprese. Il primo servizio è stato fatto da Andrei Martchouk, che ha parlato dei... Read Article →
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          3 Applications of Cryptocurrency Beyond Peer-to-Peer Payments      Cache   Translate Page      


3 Applications of Cryptocurrency Beyond Peer-to-Peer Payments

To be sure, digital currency markets have had their ups and downs. A recent study by Gallup shows that only 2 percent of investors are currently purchasing Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, but one in four is intrigued. With major banks betting on the space, however, that math may be about to change.

Whether or not your company accepts cryptocurrency as a payment method, it would do well to pay attention to the surprising ways the business world is already using digital currency:

1. Investing in customer loyalty.

Loyalty programs have long struggled to find the right incentive structure. According to the 2017 Colloquy Loyalty Census, more than half of loyalty memberships in the U.S. are inactive. The report says approximately 30 percent of surveyed U.S. and Canadian consumers have left loyalty programs without ever redeeming a point or a mile.

Could cryptocurrencies reignite customer loyalty? Cryptocurrency gives customers want they want -- cash -- without the security and logistics challenges of doling out cash.

In Zurich, for example, Caffe Lattesso encourages purchasers to redeem codes found on its bottles for loyalty rewards in the form of digital coins, which can be exchanged within a few months for other digital tokens or traditional currency. EZ Rent-A-Car is following suit with a program that allows customers to exchange their loyalty points for digital coins.

Related: Here's How to Earn and Keep the Loyalty of Your Customers

2. Banking on accessory technologies.

Rather than re-invigorate their existing customer base, other entrepreneurs could look at building a new one around the cryptocurrency market. Investors may start focusing less on initial coin offerings and more on building the technological ecosystem around cryptocurrencies.

Demand is growing quickly for digital currency point-of-sale systems, for example. Although most of the demand is currently in South Korea, at least one company plans to distribute some 100,000 point-of-sale machines by 2021. Vendors that accept cryptocurrencies will also need accounting and reporting software to support the payment method.

Related: 4 Ways to Leverage the Fast Growth of Cryptocurrencies for Success

3. Making change with ease.

But cryptocurrencies are good for more than spending money; they're also great for giving back. Eric Tippetts, co-founder of NASGO pointed out at the United Nations' Media for Social Change Summit, cryptocurrency's digital nature makes set-it-and-forget-it philanthropy possible.

"Instead of voicing a commitment to philanthropy, the blockchain makes it possible to program giving into the operation itself," Tippetts explained in a Cheddar interview. NASGO's financial systems, he noted, direct every seventeenth revenue cycle into an account for humanitarian contributions...

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          Walmart's senior director of food safety innovation Tejas Bhatt talks blockchain and suppliers      Cache   Translate Page      
Walmart's new food traceability initiative is a leafy green supplier data program, but with blockchain. Tejas Bhatt, senior director of food safety innovation at massive retailer Walmart, knows that blockchain is a buzzword, but in moving past that, there are enterprise-level applications to enhance customer safety and supplier resilience while cutting risk. The "decentralized, secure ledger of transactions" could have a huge impact.
          Ledger Nano S anunta suportul pentru IOTA      Cache   Translate Page      

Fundatia IOTA, o organizatie nonprofit axata pe tehnologia distribuita blockchain si dezvoltarea ecosistemelor descentralizate, a colaborat recent cu liderul in materie de securitate a stocarii de cryptocurrency Ledger, pentru a integra token-urile IOTA in portofelele hardware securizate Ledger. Portofelul hardware Ledger, unul dintre cele mai populare portofele pentru monede digitale disponibile, a anuntat sprijinul pentru IOTA, a 12-a cea mai mare cryptomoneda din lume. Compania a confirmat parteneriatul pe Twitter in data de 2 noiembrie, declarand ca aplicatia IOTA aRead More

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          5 trends that will reshape media and advertising in 2019, including Facebook's next moves      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The advertising and media industries will continue to see seismic changes in 2019, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester.
  • AT&T will buy Roku and Google will acquire LiveRamp in 2019, Forrester predicts.
  • Additionally, blockchain will become increasingly mainstream, and hyper-targeting will give way to contextual creative, the report says.


From a bevy of M&A deals and consolidation on one end, to Facebook's Cambridge-Analytica scandal and GDPR on another, there were a lot of shake-ups in the advertising and media industries in 2018.

2019 will continue that trend, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester, which predicts not only more M&A action, but also trends like blockchain becoming more mainstream.

"We feel that there are specific events and trends that will take place in 2019 – specifically around further M&A, blockchain introducing itself into advertising, creative supporting personalization and Facebook having to rely more heavily on Instagram and WhatsApp for growth," Collin Colburn, B2C marketing analyst at Forrester, told Business Insider.

But on a macro level, the biggest battleground for media in 2019 will be control for digital advertising dollars, he said. Amazon, AT&T, Verizon, and Disney have all made moves to counter the Facebook-Google duopoly, and will vie for their position with their technology stacks, distribution, and content capabilities.

"Google and Facebook will start to feel this competition in 2019, and we will be watching to see if cracks begin forming in the foundation of the empires they have both built," Colburn said.

Here are the five events that will reshape media ad advertising in 2o19, according to Forrester:

AT&T will buy Roku to become a TV platform

By snapping up Time Warner, AppNexus, and DirectTV, AT&T pieced together the content, technology, and distribution pipes needed to challenge the duopoly as well as rival TV networks. But to truly become a viable threat, it needs to become a bigger part of consumers' daily lives. 

AT&T will do that by acquiring Roku, Forrester predicts, as the acquisition will not only give it tremendous scale but also help it complement its new targeted advertising division, Xandr.

"Buying Roku is a natural next step for AT&T after their acquisitions of Time Warner and AppNexus in 2018," Colburn said.

Instagram and WhatsApp will save Facebook 

From the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, to a cyber attack that impacted nearly 50 million user accounts, Facebook battled a spate of brand crises in 2018, severely impacting its brand reputation.

The platform isn't growing at the pace it once was either, with monthly active users (MAUs) being flat in the second quarter of 2018 in North America and falling in Europe, coupled with decelerated ad revenue growth. 

But the company can't be dismissed yet, according to Forrester, with Instagram quickly emerging as its shining star with more than 1 billion monthly active users and a user growth rate outpacing Facebook's.

"In 2019, we predict that Instagram will continue to pick up the slack while Facebook hones in on Messenger and WhatsApp to accelerate user and ad revenue growth for the parent company," the authors of the report write. "Messaging apps for one-on-one consumer interactions and advertising are still uncertain territory for brands but are increasing in interest — and Facebook will deliver."

Blockchain will become mainstream in advertising

From ads that get clicked on by bots, to hidden fees and an overall lack of transparency, the digital ad ecosystem has been under fire of late on a number of fronts. 

A number of big brands and marketers are attempting to fight that by betting on blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin. 

By the end of 2019, advertisers will be able to follow every dollar that leaves their coffers, Forrester predicts, and be able to see exactly how much they are paying, and for what, at every step of the way.

Big brands like Kellogg's, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, and Unilever are already leading the way by participating in a blockchain pilot program powered by IBM and Media Ocean that aims to bring complete transparency to media-buying.

"Blockchain will make an important entrance in 2018, by exposing the value and costs of all the steps in the media supply chain," Colburn said. "But it will be a couple of years before blockchain is ready to make the impact that marketers are really looking for – impression-level reporting that will expose advertising fraud."

Hyper-targeting will give way to hyper-focus on creative

The rollout of GDPR sent many advertisers scrambling, casting a shadow on a future where they could hyper-target media, especially those brands lacking in first-party customer data.

But as the use of consumer data comes under increasing scrutiny, the focus, at least for advertisers, will turn back to powerful creative, according to Forrester.

In 2019, advertisers will start turning to creative adtech vendors like RevJet and Thunder to create contextually relevant ads cued by both first-party data, as well as data around the weather, time of day, and live events. 

Creative adtech will also improve ad quality and cross-channel storytelling. More brands will refrain from stalking consumers around the internet with cheap-looking, product-focused display ads, according to Forrester. 

"Despite what marketers and advertisers think, the media industry isn't nearly as customer-obsessed as it could be," Colburn said. "I am most bullish on advertisers trading in their hyper-targeting obsession for a hyper-focus on creative in advertising – it will improve both the customer experience and overall results."

A bidding war will break out for LiveRamp, and Google will take the cake

Several players – from Adobe and Salesforce to ad holding companies – have had their eyes on LiveRamp since Axciom's data marketing services were acquired by IPG. 

The competition is only going to heat up more, with a huge bidding war breaking out for LiveRamp, according to Forrester.

Forrester thinks the ultimate winner at the end though will be Google, which will outbid everyone with its trove of cash, making LiveRamp's data available for customers using its newly branded and consolidated adtech stack, Google Marketing Platform.

"With these acquisitions, the big keep getting bigger," Colburn said.

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          Correctness and Fairness of Tendermint-core Blockchains, by Yackolley Amoussou-Guenou and Antonella Del Pozzo and Maria Potop-Butucaru and Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni      Cache   Translate Page      
Tendermint-core blockchains (e.g. Cosmos) are considered today one of the most viable alternatives for the highly energy consuming proof-of-work blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Their particularity is that they aim at offering strong consistency (no forks) in an open system combining two ingredients (i) a set of validators that generate blocks via a variant of Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerant (PBFT) consensus protocol and (ii) a selection strategy that dynamically selects nodes to be validators for the next block via a proof-of-stake mechanism. However, the exact assumptions on the system model under which Tendermint underlying algorithms are correct and the exact properties Tendermint verifies have never been formally analyzed. The contribution of this paper is two-fold. First, while formalizing Tendermint algorithms we precisely characterize the system model and the exact problem solved by Tendermint. We prove that in eventual synchronous systems a modified version of Tendermint solves (i) under additional assumptions, a variant of one-shot consensus for the validation of one single block and (ii) a variant of the repeated consensus problem for multiple blocks. These results hold even if the set of validators is hit by Byzantine failures, provided that for each one-shot consensus instance less than one third of the validators is Byzantine. Our second contribution relates to the fairness of the rewarding mechanism. It is common knowledge that in permisionless blockchain systems the main threat is the tragedy of commons that may yield the system to collapse if the rewarding mechanism is not adequate. Ad minimum the rewarding mechanism must be $fair$, i.e. distributing the rewards in proportion to the merit of participants. We prove, for the first time in blockchain systems, that in repeated-consensus based blockchains there exists an (eventual) fair rewarding mechanism if and only if the system is (eventual) synchronous. We also show that the original Tendermint rewarding is not fair, however, a modification of the original protocol makes it eventually fair.
          A UDC e Everis mostran esta semana todo o que debemos saber sobre o blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
A Cátedra UDC-Everis de Transformación Dixital, que dirixe a profesora Adriana Dapena e que ten o obxectivo de impulsar conxuntamente propostas prácticas de innovación educativa, vai organizar este 6 ... - Fuente: www.codigocero.com
          JAVA/BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER - Stoakley-Stewart Consultants - North York, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
POSITION TITLE: Blockchain Application Developer JOB CATEGORY: Information Technology/Software Engineering INDUSTRY: Software|Database LOCATION: North York...
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          Startup Bitfury: Erstes westliches Krypto-Schwergewicht steigt zum Einhorn auf      Cache   Translate Page      
Das Krypto-Startup Bitfury hat von Investoren 80 Millionen US-Dollar eingesammelt – die auf Blockchain-Technologie spezialisierte Firma ist damit jetzt über eine Milliarde Dollar wert. In einer von der europäischen Investmentfirma Korelya Capital angeführten Finanzierungsrunde hat das Krypto-Startup Bitfury eine Kapitalspritze von 80 Millionen Dollar erhalten. Ebenfalls beteiligt waren teils namhafte Investoren wie Macquarie Capital, die Armat […]
          Diamonds And Blockchain Technology Collide To Create DiaEx – Top 4 Questions Answered      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Fantom (FTM) Gets Listed on KuCoin, Scalability and DAG, Beyond Blockchain.      Cache   Translate Page      
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          All-Dimensional Sharding Blockchain MultiVAC Published its Lab Data: TPS Reached 30,784      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Official Hong Kong Blockchain Week launches March 4 - 8, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Hong Kong's biggest ever gathering of global blockchain leaders, hosted by NexChange
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          Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021      Cache   Translate Page      

30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021. IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient. 26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce apps and platforms will be the most disruptive new business model in their countries by […]

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          How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Combining blockchain and IoT will revolutionize product safety, track-and-traceability, warranty management, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), and lead to new usage-based business models for smart, connected products. The business value-add of blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176B by 2025, then exceed $3.1T by 2030 according to Gartner. Typical product recalls cost $8M, and many […]

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          Deloitte Partners with Attest on Blockchain-based Government IDs      Cache   Translate Page      

Deloitte and Attest will work to provide their government-related clients with tools that improve government needs across a "wide expanse of abilities."

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          IoT e Blockchain: un futuro nell’interoperabilità?      Cache   Translate Page      

IoT e Blockchain sono due tecnologie profondamente differenti, è possibile ipotizzare un futuro nel quale siano destinate ad operare?

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          Comment on Understanding Blockchain and its potential by Kelly Technologies      Cache   Translate Page      
Inspirational content, have achieved a good knowledge from the above content on Blockchain Training useful for all the aspirants of Blockchain Training.
          MINDEX, GMEX Group and HYBSE join forces to launch the first blockchain securities exchange in Mauritius      Cache   Translate Page      

The following article is a sponsored press release. Mauritius, London, 6th November 2018: We are pleased to announce the launch of the HYBSE International Marketplace; a joint venture between MINDEX […]

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          Grandes navieras y operadores portuarios forman un consorcio blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

Por Redacción PortalPortuario.cl @PortalPortuario Cinco grandes navieras y cuatro operadores portuarios firmaron una declaración de intenciones para un concretar un Memorando

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          Ping An delivers Hong Kong's first blockchain-powered trade finance platform      Cache   Translate Page      
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or "the Group" or "th...
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          Smart Dubai and IBM to Offer the First Government-Endorsed Blockchain Platform in the Middle East      Cache   Translate Page      
Smart Dubai and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform, th...
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          Bitcoin Cash (BCH) now Tokenized      Cache   Translate Page      
Project team win £5,000,000 contest from CoinGeek.com.
CoinGeek can officially announce that th...

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          Liquid to list Gemini dollar to strengthen crypto sector      Cache   Translate Page      
Global digital asset platform Liquid today announced it has teamed up with U.S. digital asse...
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          Gartner prédit la disparition des banques      Cache   Translate Page      
En 2015, le PDG de BBVA prédisait déjà la disparition, à terme, de la moitié des banque...
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          NEC Showcases Biometrics and Blockchain Technologies for the Financial Sector at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and NEC Asia Pacific announced today their participation in th...
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          Une startup néerlandaise lance une plateforme révolutionnaire, mettant l’ensemble de l’industrie mondiale du cannabis à la blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Les plus grandes marques de l’industrie sont prêtes à profiter de Bitcanna
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          15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing      Cache   Translate Page      
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is now testing its main blockchain project with 15 global banks, before taking the tech live in 2019. 
          Crypto Wallet Firm Blockchain to Airdrop $125 Million in Stellar      Cache   Translate Page      
Crypto wallet provider Blockchain says it will distribute $125 million in Stellar XLM to users, with some receiving tokens within the week.
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          Un millionnaire américain veut construire la première "crypto-ville" au milieu du désert      Cache   Translate Page      
Jeffrey Berns a investi 300 millions de dollars pour construire une ville entière bâtie autour de la blockchain, cette technologie à l’origine du bitcoin. Explications d’un projet qui peut sembler fou.
          How Blockchain Will Impact Web Design in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

The blockchain technology that you keep hearing about has already had major impacts in different aspects of the digital sphere, despite being so new. Blockchain can transform the way we use the internet and in some ways, changes have already taken form. The technology has especially affected the web design aspect of internet use. In […]

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          Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021      Cache   Translate Page      
30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021. IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient. 26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce apps and platforms will be the most disruptive new business model in their countries by […]
          JPMorgan's Interbank Information Network now encompasses more than 100 banks      Cache   Translate Page      
The number of banks joining JPMorgan's blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN) has grow...
          BlockChain Developer - TECHNICA CORPORATION - Dulles, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Technica Corporation is seeking an experienced. Blockchain Developer who has solid expertise in system....
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          Spinbackup Launches Beta Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Office 365 with Multiple Cloud Storage Options      Cache   Translate Page      
.Spinbackup, a leading global cloud backup and cloud cybersecurity solutions provider headquartered in San Francisco, announced today the launch of Beta Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to a secure cloud storage on AWS and GCP with multiple storage locations to comply with local regulations and GDPR. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 05, 2018 — [...] Related posts:
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  3. Cloud-to-Cloud Backup & Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions Provider SpinBackup Raises $500K
  4. Spinbackup Announces ICO Campaign Launch
  5. Mozy Online Backup Launches Stash, Public Beta File Synchronizing Across Multiple Computers and Devices

          Blog Post: Blockchain Biz Bitfury Closes $80M Private Placement      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Linux Action News 77      Cache   Translate Page      
Linus is back in charge with the whole world watching, IBM is buying Red Hat, and Pine64 says they’re working on a Plasma phone. Plus Firefox has a new sales pitch for you, and how HTC's blockchain future is already fizzling out.
          Global Cryptocurrency Exchanges Cut Ties With Iran After New US Sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      

A number of cryptocurrency exchanges have reportedly cut ties with Iran after the U.S. imposed tougher economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Sepehr Mohammadi, head of Iran’s Blockchain Community, told local media that Binance and Bittrex are some of the platforms to have unofficially dropped Iran from the list of supported countries to receive services. […]

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          How to Benefit from Visiting Large Blockchain Events: 5 Recommendations from Event Organizers      Cache   Translate Page      

Significant crypto conferences, forums, and summits provide plenty of profitable opportunities for attendees such as finding investors, making valuable connections, meeting the right people and presenting projects. Consensus – one of the most famous blockchain-dedicated conferences – attracts opinion leaders, CEOs and other specialists across the crypto industry. In other words, this event is a […]

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          Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Issues Thought Paper on Crypto and Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued a thought paper on cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure for issuing digital assets, reports the Emirati government news agency WAM Nov. 6.                                 The document was reportedly issued in collaboration with the Central Securities Depositories and under the auspices of the International Securities Service Association, ISSA. In publishing […]

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          Binance Tops Blockchain Transparency Institute Exchange Rankings      Cache   Translate Page      

The Blockchain Transparency Institute has published its November 2018 Exchange Rankings Report, with Binance topping the list. Honorable mentions also went to Bitstamp, Coinbase, and Kraken FX for most improvement since the Initial Report in August. Our new rankings list is out with mobile app and API trading metrics! @binance remains at the top while @Bitstamp, @coinbase […]

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          Port Authority of Valencia Joins Maersk, IBM Blockchain Project for Shipping      Cache   Translate Page      

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Spain, has integrated into the TradeLens platform, a blockchain ecosystem jointly developed by IBM and shipping giant Maersk, according to an official announcement published Nov. 5. Launched in August 2018, the TradeLens platform applies blockchain technology to global supply chains. The product aims to improve trade efficiency and security, […]

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          Bitfury Secures $80M in Private Funding Round      Cache   Translate Page      

Cryptocurrency mining firm Bitfury Group has closed a Series C, $80 million funding round led by EU-based Korelya Capital. The round also included crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, Lian and Jabre Group, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others. Bitfury is a diversified blockchain company known for its expertise in developing high-performance computing technologies, processing capabilities […]

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          Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users      Cache   Translate Page      

Blockchain will be airdropping approximately $125 million worth of Stellar lumens to its users, in conjunction with the Stellar Development Foundation. This marks the largest airdrop in cryptocurrency history. Those interested in taking part must possess a Blockchain wallet and be willing to verify their identity. The first group of customers is set to receive […]

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          Bitcoin & Crypto should have been part of the European Payment System for EU Parliament      Cache   Translate Page      

Strasbourg, 4 October 2018 – The European Parliament passed a resolution this week called Distributed Ledger Technologies and Blockchain: building trust with disintermediation. Among other things, it states that Bitcoin & Co should be included in the European payment system. Under the leadership of Greek MEP Eva Kaili, a strong motive for introducing the resolution […]

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          Ethereum Based Omni Fund Releases World’s First Blockchain-Powered Community Fund Platform      Cache   Translate Page      

Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary was this year, and on that day, a Silicon Valley-based project called Omni Fund made available the world’s first blockchain platform for “decentralized peer to peer insurance funds,” as revealed via a press release. Omni takes advantage of smart contracts to mitigate the need for a third-party insurance company. This change ensures […]

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          OKEx Wins “Crypto Exchange of the Year” at Malta Blockchain Awards      Cache   Translate Page      

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has won the title of “Crypto Exchange of the Year” at the first annual Malta Blockchain Awards. The decision was made by a panel of 32 judges, made up of industry leaders and executives in the blockchain industry. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the Malta Blockchain Summit […]

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          Global Blockchain Ventures Reveals $100,000,000 Venture Fund For Innovation In Emerging Tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Global Blockchain Ventures (GBV), a group driving “innovation in a blockchain enabled future”, announced a $100,000,000 blockchain technology-focused venture capital fund alongside Stonegate Digital Capital group, according to a press release. Stonegate Digital fronted a seven-figure investment to start. “We’ve assembled a dream team of leaders in finance and technology that will accelerate Blockchain innovations […]

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          Blockchain Technology Market - Segmentation and Industrial Overview Forecasts to 2025      Cache   Translate Page      
(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 07, 2018 ) A Blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Blockchain applications are being used in many industries as a secure and cost-effective way to create and manage a distributed database and maintain records for digital...
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Carey Mulligan is in a new film called Wildlife. It's about an American couple in 1960. Their marriage is crumbling. Carey Mulligan plays the stay at home wife who unravels while her husband is working away from home. Carey joins Jane to talk about the film, as well as pay transparency and the MeToo movement. Helen Oxenbury is one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed illustrators of children's books ever. She's sold over 35 million books and one of her most famous is We're Going On A Bear Hunt. She joins Jane to talk about her art as a new book called A Life in Illustration is just published, which celebrates her 80th birthday. Imogen Heap is a singer, songwriter, record producer and sound engineer. She composed the music to the West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She's also won a Grammy for her work on Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. On top of that, she's created The Happy Song which makes babies laugh and has had millions of YouTube views, plus she's harnessed blockchain technology to help her fellow musicians. Jane talks to her about her wide-ranging achievements.
          I KNEW IT! JPM Gold Blockchain Announced!      Cache   Translate Page      
from TruthNeverTold: I KNEW IT! JPM Gold Blockchain Announced! VIDEO: More… Simple Silver Exit Strategy: Avoid $1,000 Silver Windfall Taxes Legally!
          Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)      Cache   Translate Page      
Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)   Our vision   Wafcoin (WA) Token Trading Platform provides global users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. In order to allow Wafcoin's trading platform to compete in the global trading market and gain more user consensus, the platform now launches the Global Ecological Plan.   There are variable fee collection rules for digital asset trading platforms while Wafcoin token trading platform is providing users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. The platform is aiming to build the world's first blockchain token eco-transaction and co-governance platform, a user-owned platform for blockchain ecological value sharing! Wafcoin adopts the world's first mining model with funding, allowing users to enter into a new digital asset trading field with zero risk!   Our advantage   Financial-level distributed cluster architecture More than 200 million-level matching algorithm Bank-level security encryption and ODAT offline acceleration Multi-signature hot and cold wallet isolation technology All of the above is to ensure the high reliability, high performance and strong security of the token platform.   Problems solved High cost of new projects Long trading hours Unfair distribution of benefits Financial security     Our 7 core values Value sharing Autonomous Co-governance Empowerment Safety Decentralized management Distributed management Our 5 major contents 1. Registered mining with capital 2. Dividends of registration invitation 3. Dividends of holding WA 4. The platform ecology is only a gift and not for sale; people with platform ecology will enjoy a good return. 5. Outstanding rewards for the platform's outstanding contributors  
          Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)      Cache   Translate Page      
Wafcoin (WA) Token Trading Platform provides users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. In order to allow Wafcoin trading platform to compete in the global trading market and gain more user consensus, the platform now launches the Global Ecological Plan (GEP).   The GEP will focus on market investors, miners, project parties, trading users, social media and other partners, we will also consider the application ecological scenarios such as project incubation and community matrix to realize the diversified layout and investment value of the platform token WA.   As we all know, ecology represents the top-level design of the future, and will be the ultimate format of the future blockchain industry. For the industry leader Wafcoin, it is our mission and responsibility to build a top-level ecosystem. At the meantime, for a token trading platform, the potential behind it is even more unlimited.   This ecosystem not only revitalizes the users of the platform itself, but also attracts investors with diversified services, the project parties and regular users to participate in the WA ecosystem, which promotes more energy and business value in the entire ecosystem.   Application of Token Ecology With regards to the applications of commercial and civilian use in a large scale, Token Ecology of blockchain has gradually entered into the traditional and innovative combined Internet technology enterprises.   For example, in November 2016, Wal-Mart announced a partnership with IBM to use blockchain technology to obtain food traceability information.   In February 2018, Unilever partnered with IBM to design the first blockchain solution for media purchases.   In August 2018, Maersk Group, the world's largest shipping company, partnered with IBM to develop a blockchain transportation solution - TradeLens. Tradelens used the blockchain as the basis for the digital supply chain and is expected to be fully available by the end of 2018.
          El costo energético de minar criptomonedas es más del doble que el del oro o el cobre      Cache   Translate Page      
El costo energético de minar criptomonedas es más del doble que el del oro o el cobre#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000\

Una nueva investigación ha revelado que las monedas digitales requieren mucha más electricidad por dólar de la que se necesita para extraer la mayoría de los metales reales.

La cantidad de energía que se requiere para minar el equivalente a un dólar en Bitcoin es más del doble del que se necesita para extraer el mismo valor en oro, cobre o platino.

Así lo ha revelado un nuevo paper de investigadores del Oak Ridge Institute, en Cincinnati, Ohio (Estados Unidos), que ha sido publicado esta semana en la prestigiosa revista Nature Sustaintability.

Los científicos Max Krause y Thabet Tolaymat compararon el promedio de cuatro, cinco y siete megajulios (MJ) que consumen el cobre, oro y platino, respectivamente, con los aproximadamente 17 MJ que consume el minado del equivalente a un dólar en Bitcoin.

La factura energética también asciende con otras cripomonedas, como Ethereum y Litecoin, que consumen 7 MJ por dólar, o Monero, que requiere de 14 MJ por 1 USD. Sin embargo, todas las monedas digitales analizadas obtuvieron mejores resultados en comparación con el aluminio, que requiere de 122 MJ para extraer su equivalente a un dólar.

Todas las criptomonedas están basadas en la tecnología blockchain. Para minar una moneda digital como Bitcoin, el ordenador recibe a través de un programa un problema matemático de cómputo, llamado bloque, que la máquina debe resolver. De esta manera, se le "paga" con la criptodivisa cada vez que arroja la respuesta de un nuevo problema. Por tanto, el minado genera tanto un consumo de electricidad como un desgaste del ordenador que resuelve la ecuación asignada.

Un minado virtual con un costo energético real

El promedio del costo energético del minado de Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin y Monero fue calculado del 1 de enero del 2016 al 30 de junio del 2018.

"(Con excepción del aluminio), el minado de criptomonedas consumió más energía que la minería mineral para producir un valor de mercado equivalente. Si bien los precios de mercado de las monedas son bastante volátiles, la red tiene una frecuencia de tres de las cuatro criptomonedas que han tenido una tendencia constante al alza, lo que sugiere que los requisitos de energía seguirán aumentando", explican los autores del paper, y destacan:

Durante este período, estimamos que la minería de las 4 criptomonedas fue responsable de 3 a 15 millones de toneladas de emisiones de CO2.

En mayo de este año, un estudio del economista financiero y especialista en blockchain Alex de Vries aseguraba que el minado y el proceso asociado a la obtención de Bitcoin consumiría un 0,5 por ciento de la electricidad mundial para finales del 2018. Estimaciones previas indicaban que, a finales de 2017, ya se destinaba el 0,13% de la electricidad mundial a esta actividad, más de la electricidad que consumen 159 países de todo el mundo, 20 de ellos en territorio europeo.


          Top Blockchain-Based Projects That Support DJs + Producers      Cache   Translate Page      

Several innovative blockchain startups have surfaced with great promises to help DJs, music publishing houses, and fans to connect, and even to generate alternative forms of revenues.

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          Bitkub prepares for variety      Cache   Translate Page      
Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co, an integrated blockchain technology developer and digital asset company, aims to be the top digital asset trading exchange by next year's first half by boosting the trading value of digital assets through variety.
          CURRENT AFFAIRS --OCTOBER 11 TO 20 2018 --IBPS PO/CLERKS MAINS ALSO FOR SSC/LIC/IAS ETC      Cache   Translate Page      

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Important Current Affairs 11th October 2018
‘Olly’ made Hockey World Cup mascot
Turtle ‘Olly’ has been declared as the official mascot for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup.Hockey World Cup is scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16, 2018.‘Olly’ represents the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles.Olly was also the mascot for Asian Athletics Championships held in 2017.
INS & Aircraft reach for IND-INDO CORPAT
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kulish and an Indian Dornier (naval maritime time patrol aircraft) from Andaman and Nicobar command entered Belawan harbour, IndonesiaINS Kulish and Indian Dornier will attend the 32nd edition of ‘India – Indonesia coordinated patrol’ (IND-INDO CORPAT).IND-INDO CORPAT began on 11 October 2018 and will end on 27 October 2018.
Pravin appointed as Chief Statistician
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Pravin Srivastava as Chief Statistician of India, and Secretary of the Statistics Ministry.Before this, he worked as additional director general in the national accounts division of the Statistics Ministry.Pravin Srivastava is the 1983-batch Indian Statistical Service officer.
‘Bioelectronic medicine’ which repair nerves        
Researchers at Washington University have developed the first bioelectronic medicine.The medicine is an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.The device provides therapy and treatment over a clinically relevant period of time and directly at the site where it’s needed.
Nirmala on a 3-day visit to France
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman began a three-day visit to France on 11 October 2018.Ms Sitharaman will hold wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly on ways to deepen strategic cooperation between the two countries.Ms Sitharaman will also take stock of progress in the supply of 36 Rafale jets by Dassault to the Indian Air Force under a Rs. 58,000 crore deal.
Sundar Singh won silver in javelin throw
Indian javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar won a silver medal in the men’s F46 category of the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.Gurjar won the silver medal with an effort of 61.33m in his fifth attempt.
32nd conference of WUWM inaugurated
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Purushottam Rupala inaugurated the 32nd world conference of ‘World Union of Wholesale Markets’ (WUWM).The Conference was held at Gurugram, Haryana on 11 October 2018.The theme of the conference is  ‘The Wholesale Markets in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities’.
Sunil Bhaskaran to head AirAsia India
Sunil Bhaskaran has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of low-cost carrier AirAsia India with effect from November 15, 2018.The AirAsia airline is jointly owned by Tata Sons and Air Asia Bhd.Mr Bhaskaran is currently vice-president, Corporate Services at Tata Steel.AirAsia India has a market share of less than 5% and a fleet of 19 aircraft.
RBI board gets two new directors
The government has appointed Sachin Chaturvedi to the central board of the Reserve Bank of India.Revathy Iyer, a former Indian Audit and Accounts Services officer, was also nominated to the RBI board.Both are appointed for a period of four years with effect from September 19, 2018.With these appointments, RBI will now have 18 members on its central board.
International Day of the Girl Child:11 October
International Day of the Girl is observed on 11 October 2018.The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.The theme for 2018 is ‘With Her: A Skilled Girl Force’.October 11, 2012, was the first International Day of the Girl Child.
Sushma Swaraj to attend SCO meeting
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj participated in the 17th Council of Heads of Government (CHG) meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.The meeting was held in Tajikistan on 11 October 2018.This is the second CHG meeting since India became a full member of SCO in June 2017.In 2017, CHG meeting was held in Sochi, Russia.
Online Assurances Monitoring System inagurated
Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel inaugurated the Online Assurances Monitoring System (OAMS).OAMS has been developed by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry.This system has made the information regarding assurances given on the floor of the Houses of Parliament paperless and available in digital format.
Cabinet approved the merger of NCVT & NSDA
The Union Cabinet has approved the merger of the regulatory institutions in the skills space – National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA).The new merged will be named as National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET).NCVET will regulate the functioning of entities engaged in vocational education and training.
IWAI launched Ro-Ro service to Majuli Island
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) started Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) facility in collaboration with the Government of Assam for Majuli Island.IWAI has procured a new vessel ‘MV Bhupen Hazarika’ for the new Ro-Ro service.Majuli is one of the biggest riverine islands in the world located on river Brahmaputra in Assam.
Cabinet approves MoC between India and Finland
The government approved an agreement between India and Finland on cooperation in environment protection in both the countries.The agreement is expected to bring in the latest technologies and best practices suited for bringing about better environment protection.The areas of cooperation also includes air and water pollution prevention and purification, remediation of contaminated soils.
Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018
The Indian Navy will host the ‘Goa Maritime Symposium’ on 16 October 2018.The event is a follow-on to the maiden Goa Maritime Conclave held in 2017.The theme for the one day symposium is “Building Stronger Maritime Partnerships in Indian Ocean Region”.The focus of the symposium is on capacity building among Indian Ocean Region navies to tackle emerging maritime threats,
MoU between India and Lebanon approved
The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Lebanon for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.The MoU will promote understanding of best Agricultural practices in the two countries.The MoU will also help in better productivity at farmer fields as well as improved global market.
Tushar Mehta is the new Solicitor General
The Government of India has appointed Tushar Mehta as the Solicitor General of India.At present, Tushar Mehta holds the charge of Additional Solicitor General.He will remain in office till 30th of June, 2020 or till further orders.Solicitor General of India is the second highest ranking law officer of the government.
Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in 10m air pistol      
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games on 10 October 2018.Saurabh also won gold medal in the Asian Games and Junior ISSF World Championship.This is India’s third gold medal in Buenos Aires and the fourth medal overall for the shooting contingent.
Govt sets ‘minimum river flows’ for the Ganga
The government of India had notified the minimum ‘environmental flows’ for Ganga river.Environmental flows are the acceptable flow regimes that are required to maintain a river in the desired environmental state or predetermined state.The upper stretches of the Ganga would have to maintain 20% of the monthly average flow between November and March.

Important Current Affairs 12th October 2018
Centre approved land pooling policy for Delhi
The government of India has approved a land pooling policy for Delhi.The policy was approved by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Anil Baijal in September 2018.Under the policy, agencies will develop infrastructures like roads, schools, hospitals, community centres and stadia on part of the pooled land
Over 900 prisoners get special remission
As part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, over 900 prisoners have been released in the first phase of the Government’s scheme for grant of special remission to specific categories of prisoners.The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet on July 18, 2018.The prisoners will be released in three phases- October 2, 2018, April 6, 2019, and October 2, 2019.
Silver Jubilee celebrations of NHRC began
Silver Jubilee celebrations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) began on 12 October 2018.The Commission will organize a ‘Human Rights Mela’ and ‘Human Rights Street Theatre Festival’.NHRC is an autonomous public body responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights.Retired Justice HL Dattu is the Chairperson of NHRC.
Govt hiked import duty on electronic items
The government has increased basic customs duty on electronic and telecom equipment to 20% from the current 10%.The items that will face customs duty hike include smartwatches, optical transport equipment and voice over internet protocol equipment.The hike will come into effect on 12 October 2018.Restricting imports is a part of the government’s strategy to arrest the rupee’s fall.
World Arthritis Day observed on October 12
World Arthritis Day is observed on the 12th of October every year.The theme of World Arthritis Day 2018 is “It’s in your hands, take action”.World Arthritis Day was launched by the Arthritis Foundation.The objective of the day is to spread awareness about arthritis, and how it affects the lives of those that suffer with it.
India suffered economic loss due to disasters
The report titled ‘Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017’ was released by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.According to the report, India suffered a $79.5 billion economic loss due to climate-related disasters in the last 20 years.The greatest economic losses have been experienced by the US at $944.8 billion, followed by China, Japan, India and Puerto Rico.
WB to provide $195 million to Nepal
The World Bank (WB) has announced that it will provide around US$195 million concessional loans to Nepal.The loan amount will be used by Nepal to reform the country’s financial and energy sectors.An agreement to this effect was reached during the ongoing annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) at Bali in Indonesia.
Arun Kumar appointed as Bhilai Steel Plant CEO
Arun Kumar Rath took charge as the new CEO of Bhilai Steel plant on 11 October 2018.He succeeds M Ravi who was removed from the post on October 10 after the fire accident at Bhilai Steel Plant.Rath was earlier the CEO of Durgapur Steel Plant.Anirban Dasgupta, CEO of SAIL’s IISCO Steel Plant at Burnpur, takes additional charge of Durgapur Plant.
Centre for 4th Industrial Revolution launched
The World Economic Forum launched its new Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India.The centre would be based in Maharashtra.It has selected drones, artificial intelligence and blockchain as the first three project areas.The WEF has also entered into partnerships with the Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh governments for the new initiative
Amway hires Milind Pant as first global CEO
Direct selling company Amway has announced Milind Pant as its Chief Executive Officer.Mr. Pant will report directly to Amway’s Board of Directors effective January 2, 2019.Amway has been co-led by Van Andel who has served as Amway Chairman since 1995 and Doug DeVos who has served as Amway’s president since 2002.
BoB CEO P.S. Jayakumar gets one-year extension
The government extended the tenure of Bank of Baroda Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer P.S. Jayakumar by one year.Before joining Bank of Baroda, Jayakumar founded VBHC Value Homes Pvt. Ltd along with Jaithirth Rao and worked with Citigroup bank.Jayakumar is a chartered accountant by qualification.
21% Indian children are under-weight: GHI
According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2018, at least one in five Indian children under the age of five are wasted, which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute under-nutrition.Overall, India has been ranked at 103 out of 119 countries in the Index.GHI is a peer-reviewed publication released annually by ‘Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.
Punjab govt released 3 apps
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched three mobile apps aimed at checking crop residue burning.The apps also aim to create awareness about the effects of crop residue burning on the environment and human health.The three Android mobile applications have been developed by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC).The three apps are i-Khet Machine, e-PEHaL and e-Prevent.
Sushil Modi released book ‘Lalu Leela’
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has come out with a nearly 200-page book titled “Lalu Leela”.The book documents “benami” land deals allegedly involving the RJD national president, Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members.The preface has been penned by another Union minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
‘Save Ganga’ crusader Agarwal dead
GD Agarwal who devoted his life to the cause of saving river Ganga, died on 11 October 2018.Agarwal was on a fast-unto-death for the last 111 days.He was a former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.In 2012, he formally renounced the world and adopted the name Swami Gyanswaroop Sanand.
Malaysia abolishes capital punishment
Malaysia’s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty and halt pending executions.Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes.In April 2017, human rights group Amnesty International ranked Malaysia 10th in the use of the death penalty.
Govt package for footwear and leather sector
The Central Government has approved a special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector.The package involves implementation of Central Sector Scheme – Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme (IFLADP) with an approved expenditure of Rs. 2600 Crore for 2017-20.The scheme aims at development of infrastructure for the leather sector.
Space centre to be set up at Jammu University
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed a MoU with the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in Jammu for setting up of the Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science in the University.The centre will take care of the emerging geospatial and space technology requirements for the development of the region.Apart from this, the disaster management centre will also be set up.
World Bank’s Human Capital Index released
The World Bank released a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019.The broader theme of the World Development Report (WDR) 2018 is “The Changing Nature of Work”.India is ranked at 115.The report almost reiterated that Indian children are not learning enough in schools.
AIM & IBM India design Internship Programme
NITI Aayog and IBM India announced a first-of-its-kind internship programme for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).The Atal Innovation Mission conducted the Atal Tinkering Marathon in 2017.The students will be equipped with the skills in areas like artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, cybersecurity, cloud computing and blockchain.

Important Current Affairs 13th October 2018
Hurricane Leslie heading to Portugal, Spain
Hurricane Leslie is heading toward Portugal and Spain.The Category 1 storm was about 910 km southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, and about 320 km northwest of Madeira, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.Leslie is moving northeast at 36 mph and it has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.The storm is expected to pass north of Madeira.
Archer Harvinder Singh clinched gold
Archer Harvinder Singh notched up the men’s individual recurve gold, while track-and-field athletes added a silver and a bronze to India’s tally in the Asian Para-Games in Jakarta.Harvinder defeated China’s Zhao Lixue 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the top honours and take India’s gold tally to seven.Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category.
PM Modi to visit Japan for India-Japan Summit
Modi will visit Japan on 28-29 of this month for the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit.This will be the fifth Annual Summit meeting between Modi and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and their twelfth meeting overall since 2014.Prime Minister’s visit will reaffirm the traditional bonds of friendship between the two countries and strengthen their multifaceted cooperation in diverse fields
Saurabh clinched gold in 10-m air pistol
Pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged the Gold Medal in the 10-metre air pistol event in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.In Buenos Aires, the 16-year old blew the field away in the final as he finished a massive Seven and a half points ahead of his closest rival.It is India’s 3rd gold in the history of Youth Olympic Games and all 3 have come in this edition in Buenos Aires.
Deepa clinched bronze in Asian Para Games
At the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Rio Paralympics medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second medal as she clinched a bronze in the women’s F51/52/53 discus throw event.Deepa produced her best effort in her fourth attempt, a 9.67 metre to claim the third spot.Elnaz Darabian of Iran took home the gold and set a new Asian record with her best throw of 10.71 meters.
ICC launched women’s T20I ranking
In the newly launched ICC global Women’s T20I Team Rankings, India is placed fifth while three-time champions Australia topped the 46-team table.The ICC’s move to launch the women’s T20I rankings follows its decision earlier this year to award international status to all T20 matches.An ICC release in Dubai said all women’s T20 matches between members have international status.
5 gold for India on penultimate day
India grabbed 5 gold medals on the penultimate day of the Asian Para Games at Jakarta.K Jennitha Anto clinched the gold in women’s individual rapid P1 chess event while Kishan Gangolli got the better of Majid Bagheri in the men’s individual event to claim the top spot.In para-badminton, Parul Parmar notched up a victory over Wandee Kamtam to win the gold medal in the women’s singles event.
Cyclone Luban in Oman
Oman has closed schools and ports in the southern part of the country while Yemen’s local authorities prepared health facilities ahead of cyclone Luban.Luban is currently a category one cyclone, which is likely to develop into a Category 2 cyclone within the next 48 hours.\ Luban is travelling northwest, and cloud bands of the cyclone are currently 327 kilometres away from the coast of Oman.
International Day for Disaster Reduction
The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.It is held every year on 13 October.The 2018 theme continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework.
India-Azerbaijan signed protocol
The 5th meeting of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Science and Technology Cooperation (IA-IGC) was held on 11-12 October 2018 in New Delhi.Both sides agreed to take measures to enhance trade relations and expand business relations.Novruz Mammadov is the PM of Azerbaijan.
Online portal for grant of IEM and IL
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has developed a new online portal for facilitating the filing of online applications for IEM and Industrial Licence (IL) under Arms Act as well as Industries (Development & Regulation)[I(D&R)] Act, 1951 at https://services.dipp.gov.in.This portal will be available for public with effect from 16th October 2018 for filing application.
Word Egg day celebrated
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries organized “World Egg Day” on 12 October.A booklet on poultry entrepreneurs’ success stories was released.International Egg Commission has declared the second Friday of October every year as World Egg Day.This is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs.
13th convention of CIC inaugurated
Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 13th Convention of the Central Information Commission in New Delhi.The Convention will deliberate on three specific subjects – Data privacy and Right to Information, Amendment in the RTI Act and Implementation of the RTI Act.The Central Information Commission set up under the Right to Information Act is the authorised body, established in 2005.
SBI signed MoU with Nepal’s NBI
State Bank of India has signed an MoU with Kathmandu-based National Banking Institute (NBI) for the development of human resources of the latter.Under the MoU, the strategic training unit of SBI will impart education, training and development to facilitate transformation of NBI’s HR department.SBI signed the three-year MoU with NBI to establish a mutually beneficial strategic alliance.
India remains polio-free: UNICEF, WHO
The UNICEF and the WHO reiterated India’s status as a polio-free country.This came after some oral polio vaccine vials were found contaminated with the type-2 polio virus last month.India has a high routine immunisation coverage and so the risk of children getting vaccine-derived polio virus was “minimal”, said the two global organisations in a joint statement.
India’s biggest Zika outbreak in Jaipur
Fifty cases of Zika have been confirmed in Jaipur in India’s biggest outbreak of the disease with 11 pregnant women among them.The mosquito-borne virus puts the unborn child at risk of microcephaly, a birth defect where the baby’s head is smaller than normal.The symptoms include high fever, rash, joint and muscle pain, headache and conjunctivitis.
First IIIC Opened in Bengaluru
The country’s first India-Israel Innovation Centre (IIIC), an entrepreneurial technology hub, was launched in Bengaluru.The IIIC is a significant step towards facilitating penetration of Israeli companies in India.It aims to forge local partnerships and joint ventures between companies from the two countries.It will provide an ecosystem to support entrepreneurship.
NSE signed a pact with Uttarakhand
Leading stock exchange NSE has signed a pact with the Uttarakhand government to provide access to capital to MSMEs.This which will fuel the growth of such entities in the state.The bourse will play an active role in nurturing the SMEs and start-ups by increasing awareness.NSE’s SME Platform has currently 182 companies listed, which together raised over Rs 2,850 crore.
India elected to UNHRC
India has been elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council with the highest vote among all candidates.It secured 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.In the Asia Pacific category, India got 188 votes followed by Fiji with 187 and Bangladesh 178 votes.
Legendary musician Annapurna Devi passed away
Legendary musician Annapurna Devi has passed away in Mumbai. She was 91.Annapurna Devi was an Indian surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and she was the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan.She was married to sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.

Important Current Affairs 14th October 2018
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Important Current Affairs 01st October 2018
RBI to pump Rs 360 bn into bond markets
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would pump Rs 360 billion into money markets in October to stem fears of a cascading credit crunch.The auctions would be conducted during the second, third and fourth week of October.The government will effectively cut its market borrowing by Rs 700 billion due to higher-than-expected earnings of Rs 750 billion through its small savings scheme.
Harmonium exponent Tulsidas Borkar passed away
Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away in Mumbai.Borkar was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2016 and also the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.He had accompanied legendary singers such as Ustad Amir Khan, Bhimsen Joshi and Kishori Amonkar.Borkar was known for both solo performances as well as his unique style of accompanying Indian classical singers.
5th World Internet Conference in China
China will hold the fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) in its river town of Wuzhen on November 7-9 2019.Theme:  “creating a digital world for mutual trust and collective governance – towards a community with a shared future in cyberspace”.The conference will advocate exchanges, mutual learning, cooperation and sharing in the digital fields.
7-member panel set up on ‘calamity tax’
The GST Council has set up a seven-member Group of Minister (GoM) panel.The panel will examine the legality of imposing a new tax on certain goods and services to raise resources for natural calamity-hit states.The seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM), would include representatives from North-Eastern, hilly and coastal states.
‘NABARAD Grameena Habba’ in Bengaluru
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is organizing “Grameena Habba” at Bengaluru.Habba is an exhibition cum sale of rural artisan products September 28- Oct 7, 2018.It would expand the market for weavers, rural artisans and craftsmen etc.NABARD supports rural artisans via its special fund ‘Gramya Vikas Nidhi’ that promotes rural innovation, rural livelihood options etc.
Goa, Portugal signed MoU on water management
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Portuguese Environment Ministry and the Public Works Department of Goa.The MoU proposes technical partnership in the areas of water supply operation and energy efficiency,As part of the MoU, the assessment of two of the biggest water treatment and supply plants at Selaulim and Opa in Goa would be undertaken.
New LNG terminal at Anjar inaugurated
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mundra LNG terminal, the Anjar-Mundra Pipeline Project and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project, at Anjar, Gujarat on 30 September 2018.The LNG terminal is promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd.India has two more LNG terminals, Dabhol in Maharashtra and Kochi in Kerala.
1st corn festival of country in Chhindwara
The first corn festival of the country held in Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh from 29-30 Sept.The event will see scientists working on maize from across the country who will share their knowledge of the new developments and opportunities for corn based products.Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest corn producing states in India with Chhindwara being the highest corn producing district.
SATAT initiative launched by Petroleum Min
The government of India launched ‘SATAT’ initiative to promote Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) as an alternative fuel.The initiative is aimed at providing a Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) as a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.Use of CBG will also help bring down dependency on crude oil imports.
Wage Compensation Scheme for pregnant women
Assam government launched a wage compensation scheme for Pregnant Women in tea gardens of the state.The scheme will provide better health and nutrition supplements to the pregnant women.An amount of Rs.12,000 will be given to the pregnant woman to take care of herself and unborn baby.The wage compensation scheme will reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the tea areas of Assam.
VP to give “Vayoshreshtha Samman-2018”
The Vice President of India M. Venkiah Naidu gave “Vayoshreshtha Samman-2018” to senior citizens on October 1, 2018.The award is given to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of the elderly persons.Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of National Awards instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Sale of micro insurance via PoS allowed
Insurance regulator IRDAI has allowed the distribution of all micro-insurance products through point-of-sales (PoS).It aims to increase insurance penetration in the country.Micro-insurance policies are designed to promote insurance coverage among economically vulnerable sections.A micro-insurance policy is a general or life insurance policy with a sum assured of Rs. 50,000 or less.
Madhya Pradesh to have cow ministry
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the setting up of a ministry for cows.The cow ministry will replace the existing Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Evam Pashudhan Samvardhan Board (MPGEPSB).If Madhya Pradesh implements the decision, it will become the second Indian state after Rajasthan to get a cow ministry.
livestock census commenced from Oct. 1
The 20th Livestock Census will be conducted in all States and Union Territories from October 1, 2018.The 20th Livestock Census would, for the first time, capture breed-wise headcount of livestock and poultryThe Census would help in identifying the threatened indigenous breeds.The exercise would also cover fisheries.
Peace Padyatra in in the Red heartland
Around 150 people, from various states affected by the Maoist insurgency, will begin a 186-km long ‘Peace Padyatra’ on 1 Oct.The Peace Padyatra will start from the Shabri Gandhi Ashram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh to the Jagdalpur town of Bastar.The padyatris will walk along the National Highway 30, that passes through the  Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
Good samaritan bill of Karnataka approved
Karnataka has become the first state in the country to give legal protection to good Samaritans.President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation during Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016.The bill aims to provide legal protection to the good samaritans in Karnataka, who help accident victims with emergency medical care.
NITI Aayog and Oracle sign SoI
NITI Aayog and Oracle signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to pilot a real drug supply-chain using blockchain distributed ledger and Internet of Things (IoT) softwareThe SoI was signed in order to fight the growing problem of counterfeit drugs in India.Apollo Hospitals and Strides Pharma Sciences will partner in this effort.
Yuvraj Wadhwani won Asian Junior Squash title
India’s Yuvraj Wadhwani won Asian Junior Squash Championship title on 30 September, 2018.Yuvraj has become the second Indian to win the Under-13 title after Veer Chotrani, who had won the title in 2014 in Iran.Overall, Indian squash players won one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.
Int Day of Older Persons observed on 1st Oct
International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1st October every year.The theme for 2018 is ‘Celebrating Older Human Rights champions’.The objective of the International Day for Older Persons is to recognise the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives.
Govt sets up Competition Law Review Committee
The Government has constituted a Competition Law Review Committee to review the Competition Act.The committee will be headed by corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas.The committee will review the competition regulations in India.The Competition Act was passed in 2002 and the Competition Commission of India was set up in 2009.

Important Current Affairs 02nd October 2018
AM Raghunath Nambiar takes over as AOC-in-C
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on October 1, 2018, took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Eastern Air Command.He is also a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and was the Project Test Pilot for the Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas’.He had served as a Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) at the IAF’s Eastern Air Command in the past.
Birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
The nation celebrates the 114th birth anniversary of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on October 2.He was the 2nd Prime Minister of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party.Prime Minister visited the Vijay Ghat to pay tributes to the former prime minister.Shastri coined the slogan ‘jai jawan jai kisan’.
PPC launched on 2nd October 2018
The Central government launched its People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) for panchayats from October 2, 2018, with the slogan “Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas”.During the campaign, structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) for the next financial year 2019-2020.GPDP aims to strengthen the role of elected Panchayat leaders and Women.
Govt releases agri census data for 2015-16
The government of India released agriculture census for 2015-16 on 1 October 2018.The average size of operational holding declined to 1.08 hectares (ha) in 2015-16 compared to 1.15 ha in 2010-11.The percentage share of female operational holders has increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to 13.87% in 2015-16.Agriculture census is conducted by Ministry of Agriculture for every five years.
HRD min gave ‘Swachhata Ranking Awards 2018’
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under 8 different categories on 1 October 2018.Haryana’s Maharashi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry.Among the technical institutions, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore bagged the top rank.
Government took control of IL&FS
The government of India took control of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) on 1 October 2018.The government replaced its board and appointed new board members.Uday Kotak was named as non-executive chairman of the new board.The government moved the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for replacing the IL&FS Board.
BSE launches commodity derivative contracts
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) became the first stock exchange in India to launch the commodity derivative contracts in gold and silver.Till now, commodity contracts were available only on MCX and NCDEX, the two specialised commodity derivatives exchanges.BSE also waived off transaction charges for the first year in the commodities derivatives segment.
U.S., Canada agree on free trade pact
Canada and the U.S. have agreed on a new free trade pact that will include Mexico.The new trade deal will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).USMCA replaces the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The trade pact will come up for review every six years.
ADB and India sign $150 Million Loan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $150 Million Loan.The loan amount will be used to improve road connectivity and efficiency of the International Trade Corridor in West Bengal and North-Eastern Region of India.The project will give a boost to India’s efforts to promote regional connectivity in South Asia.
NALCO CMD conferred with NIPM Ratna award
NALCO CMD Dr Tapan Kumar Chand was conferred with the ‘NIPM Ratna Award’ at the 37th NIPM Annual National Conference (NATCON-2018).He was given the award for his contribution to People Management & Strategic Leadership.National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) is the highest body of HR professionals in India.NIPM organized the NATCON-2018 at Pune.
Int Day of Non-Violence observed on Oct 2
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October in honor of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.The International Day of Non-Violence is a global observance that promotes non-violence through education and public awareness.On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Niwari is 52nd district of MP
The Madhya Pradesh government announced the creation of a new district ‘Niwari’.The new district would include three tehsils of the present Tikamgarh district – Niwari, Orchha, and Prithvipur.The government’s decision came into effect from October 1.The district has been carved out of the Tikamgarh district.
BCCI comes under RTI Act
Central Information Commission brings The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act.CIC directed the BCCI to form, online and offline mechanisms to receive applications for information under the RTI Act within 15 days.The BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India formed in December 1928.
India, Uzbekistan signed 17 agreements
India and Uzbekistan inked 17 agreements on 1 October 2018, including in the areas of defence, space, health and agriculture.They also signed an agreement on cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking.Two agreements in the sectors of innovation, and health and medical science were also signed.The two countries also entered into a pact on cooperation in the pharma sector.
Nobel prize for medicine
Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the 2018 Nobel prize in medicine.They won the prize for the discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.They will receive their prize at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on 10th December.Allison and Honjo also have won the Tang Prize in 2014 for their research.
12 Indian firms in Forbes best companies
12 Indian companies features in a list of the world’s best regarded firms compiled by Forbes.Entertainment giant Walt Disney, with a market cap of USD 165 billion topped the list.US companies dominate the list with 61 of the total 250 firms.The Indian companies are-  Infosys, TCS, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, L&T, Grasim Industries, GIC, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints, SAIL, ITC and HDFC.
1st Swachhata Mela at AIIMS Delhi
Health Minister J P Nadda inaugurated the First Swachhata Mela organised by All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi.AIIMS Delhi has bagged first position in Kayakalp awards with prize money of Rs. 5 crore in the last two editions of the awards.Kayakalp awards were initiated to recognise the efforts of the hospitals for maintaining cleanliness in their premises.
India’s flag-bearer at Youth Olympic Games
16-year-old shooting star Manu Bhaker is named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games at Buenos Aires.A contingent of 68 members, including 46 athletes, departed for Argentina to take part in games from October 6-18.Bhaker had won gold in 10m air pistol at Guadalajara World Cup as well as Commonwealth Games.
Mushtaque Ahmad- new Hockey India President
Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad was is named as the new President of Hockey India (HI).Ahmad is currently serving as the post of Secretary General.He takes over President Rajinder Singh after being elected unopposed.Hockey India is the governing body having an exclusive mandate to conduct all activities for both men and women hockey in India.
Gita Gopinath appointed IMF Chief Economist
India-born economist, Gita Gopinath has been appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).She will succeed Maurice Obstfeld, who announced his retirement in July.Gita Gopinath is the second Indian economist to be appointed as IMF chief economist after Raghuram Rajan.She currently serves as professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

Important Current Affairs 03rd October 2018
National Khadi Festival 2018 inaugurated
A month-long National Khadi Festival 2018 has been inaugurated on 2 Oct 2018, by Union MSME minister, Shri Giriraj Singh.The fest is being organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission at Mumbai.Various types of Khadi products of different states would be available at the festival.Around 100 institutions from all over of the country are participating in the exhibition.
Mount Soputan erupts in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Mount Soputan volcano erupts on the tsunami-hit island of Sulawes.The authorities raised the volcano’s status to Level III of the four-level national alert system.It is about 1,000 km from the town of Palu where a 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami.Indonesia is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where frequent quakes and volcanic activity strikes.
Lilima to receive Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018
Hockey player Lilima Minz from Odisha has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018.The annual award is instituted by the charitable wing of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA) comprises of a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.Ekalabya Puraskar has been instituted to promote literature, sports, the arts, culture, and other socially meaningful activities.
N. Ravi elected as PTI chairman
N. Ravi, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, was unanimously elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India (PTI).Mr. Ravi succeeds Viveck Goenka, chairman and managing director of the Express Group.Also, Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers, was elected as Vice-Chairman.
PM Modi received UNEP Champions of the Earth
PM Narendra Modi received the United Nations highest environmental honour, the UNEP Champions of the Earth award at New Delhi.The award is presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.The award was announced on 26th Sept, on the sidelines of 73rd UN GA in New York.The annual prize is awarded to leaders from government whose actions had a positive impact on the environment.
SIDBI launched ‘Udyam Abhilasha’ campaign
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), had launched a National Level Entrepreneurship Awareness Campaign, Udyam Abhilasha on 2 October 2018.The campaign was launched in 115 Aspirational Districts identified by NITI Aayog.The campaign would create and strengthen cadre of more than 800 trainers to provide entrepreneurship training to the aspiring entrepreneurs.
Japan space probe launched new robot
A Japanese probe launched a new observation robot towards an asteroid.The Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT), towards the Ryugu asteroid’s surface.MASCOT’s launch comes after the Hayabusa2 dropped a pair of MINERVA-II micro-rovers on the Ryugu asteroid.MASCOT can take images at multiple wavelengths and measure magnetic fields.
World Peace monument inaugurated
Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the World Peace Monument at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology’s World Peace University campus at Loni, Pune.The monument has one of the world’s largest dome of 160 ft. in diameter and 263 ft tall.It is larger in area than the dome at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.The dome is built atop the MIT World Peace Library and the World Peace Prayer Hall
PM inaugurated first assembly of the ISA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 1st Assembly of the International Solar Alliance on 2 October 2018 in New Delhi.The same event also marked the inauguration of the 2nd IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting, and the 2nd Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo).The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Antonio Guterres, was present on the occasion.
Stamps on International Day of Non-Violence
The UN postal agency issued a new collection of stamps in commemoration of the International Day of Non-violence, marked on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.Stamps feature artistic interpretation of ‘The Knotted Gun’, an iconic global sculpture.The sculpture was created by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswrd as a tribute to  Beatles member John Lennon after his murder.
Barham Salih as new president of Iraq
Iraq’s Parliament has elected a veteran Kurdish Politician Barham Salih as the country’s new President.Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.He has named Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister of the country.The move will pave the way to form a new government, nearly five months after national elections.
New dwarf planet spotted
An extremely distant dwarf planet, named The Goblin, has been discovered by the astronomers.The dwarf planet was officially designated as ‘2015 TG387’.Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on October 13, 2015, from the Subaru telescope.This is the third dwarf planet found to be orbiting on the frigid fringes of our solar system.
Thangvellu- flag-bearer for Asian Para Games
Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangvellu Mariyappan is named as flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian games.India will field its biggest ever contingent of 302 members for the games.3rd Asian Para Games will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6-13.The official mascot of the Games is a Bondol eagle named Momo.
Manipur clinch National Football Championship
Manipur claimed victory in the final of the 24th Senior Women’s National Football Championships, defeating hosts Odisha by 2-1.It was the 19th occasion when a state from the northeast of India won the trophy.Manipur captain Bala Devi scored the first goal in the 45th minute.The final match was held at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th CJI
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn-in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on 3 October 2018.He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind.CJI Ranjan Gogoi is the first Chief Justice of India from the north-east and his tenure will end in November 2019.Justice Gogoi started his career as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court in February 2001.
Odisha launched own food security scheme
The Odisha government has launched its own food security scheme on 2 October 2018.The scheme will be benefiting 25 lakh people who were left out of the National Food Security Act.The beneficiaries will get 5 kg of rice per person per month at the rate of Rs. 1 per kg.Each poor man will get 5 kg of rice per month as per the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
WHO launched global guidelines on sanitation
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first global guidelines on sanitation and health.The WHO said that by adopting its new guidelines, countries can significantly reduce diarrhoeal deaths due to unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene.The new guidelines were developed because current sanitation programmes are not achieving anticipated health gains.
Assam government launched pension scheme
Assam government launched pension scheme covering all senior citizens of the state.The name of the pension scheme is ‘Swahid Kushal Konwar Sarbajanin Briddha Pension Achoni’.All senior citizens above 60 years of age are entitled to get the benefit of the scheme through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to their bank accounts.
IBSAMAR-VI kicks off in South Africa
The sixth edition of IBSAMAR is being held at Simons Town, South Africa from 01 – 13 October 2018.IBSAMAR is a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies.The aim of the exercise is to undertake collective training for participating navies and building interoperability.The last edition of IBSAMAR was conducted in Goa.
Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland won Nobel prize
Scientists Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics.They were awarded for their work in the field of lasers used for surgery as well as scientific study.Ashkin invented optical “tweezers” that could grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells.Mourou and Strickland separately created the shortest and most powerful laser pulses ever.

Important Current Affairs 04th October 2018
Trials of Astra BVR-AAM Completed Successfully
A series of flight trials of ‘Astra’ Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) was conducted by the Indian Air Force from September 26 to October 3 2018.The test was conducted at Integrated Test Range, Balasore.Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed the missile.The missile is expected to be inducted into Indian Air Force in 2019.
Youngest Indian to score century on Test debut
Prithvi Shaw scored a century in the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot to become the youngest Indian to score a century on debut.Shaw surpassed the record set by Abbas Ali Baig who had sco
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Since the key property of a cryptocurrency-based storage service is a lack of trust in the storage providers, Proofs of Space and Time are required. As Bram Cohen has pointed out, this is an extraordinarily difficult problem at the very frontier of research.
The post argues that the economics of decentralized storage services aren't viable, so the difficulty of Proofs of Space and Time isn't that important. All the same, this area of research is fascinating. Now, in One File for the Price of Three: Catching Cheating Servers in Decentralized Storage Networks Ethan Cecchetti, Ian Miers, and Ari Juels have pushed the frontier further out by inventing PIEs. Below the fold, some details.

Here's the problem the Cornell team is working on:
Decentralized Storage Networks (DSNs) such as Filecoin want to store your files on strangers spare disk space. To do it properly, you need to store the file in multiple places since you don't trust any individual stranger's computer. But how do you differentiate between three honest servers with one copy each and three cheating servers with one copy total? Anything you ask one server about the file it can get from its collaborator.
This is most of the problem of Proofs of Space. Their solution is:
the world's first provably secure, practical Public Incompressible Encoding (PIE). A PIE lets you encode a file in multiple different ways such that anyone can decode it, but nobody can efficiently use one encoding to answer questions about another. Using known techniques, you can ask simple questions to see if someone is storing an encoded replica, giving you a Proof of Replication (PoRep).
In other words, instead of storing N identical replicas of the original file, N different replicas are stored. From any one of the different replicas, the original file can be recovered. But an auditor can ask questions that are specific to each individual replica.

Anyone can already do this for private data:
Sia, Storj, MaidSafe, etc. do this by encrypting your pictures three times and distributing those encrypted copies. This strategy solves the problem perfectly if you're the one encrypting your photos and someone else is storing them.
But not for public data. The Cornell team's goal is to do it for public data such as blockchains:
What happens if it's a public good like blockchain state? Blockchains are getting huge—Ethereum is over 75 GB and growing fast—and it's really expensive to have everyone store everything. But who encrypts the blockchain state? Everyone needs to read it. And worse, we don't trust anyone to encrypt it properly. We need something totally different that anyone can check and anyone can decode.
The process of encrypting each of the "copies" needs to be slow, and previous proposals about how to make it slow have been broken. The Cornell team's proposal describes their computation as:
a directed acyclic graph (DAG). Each vertex represents an operation with two steps: first we derive a key using KDF [Key Derivation Function - think hash], and then we encrypt some data using that key. Edges are either data edges, representing the inputs and outputs of the encryption, or key edges, representing the data used by KDF to derive the key.
In order to ensure that a copy is intact, the computation must be:
A depth-robust graph (DRG) is a DAG with ... this property: even if a (potentially sizable) fraction of the vertices are removed, it retains a long path.
Thus, if the computation is a DRG, not storing some of the data doesn't avoid the worst case. But that's not enough. What's needed is that not storing all of the data doesn't avoid the best case. The Cornell team ensure this by layering alternate DRGs with:
a second type of graph called butterfly graph, which has the property that there's a path from every input node to every output node. This graph, with its dependency of every output on every input, helps ensure, roughly speaking, that Mallory must compute every input node, and therefore cannot avoid computing along the long sequential path in the depth-robust graph.
The result is what they call a Dagwood sandwich. Now they have a Public Incompressible Encoding, they propose to use it to build a Decentralized Storage Network:
Pretty much any PIE-based DSN architecture involves two steps for a given file:
  1. Prove once that the file is encoded correctly.
  2. Audit by verifying continuously that the file is intact.
Let's start with (1). Storage providers in the DSN must prove to somebody—the file owner or the network—that an encoding G of a file F is a correct PIE. Given an authenticated version of F, such as a hash stored in a trusted place, it's easy to verify that a PIE is correct.
I hope to return to the issues raised by "Given an authenticated version of F" in a later post. As with LOCKSS:
As for (2), it's not much help for G to be correct if it goes missing. It's critical to continuously check that storage providers are still storing G and haven't thrown data away. There are a number of efficient, well established techniques for this purpose.
So far, I may be a bit hazy on the details but I think I understand the big picture. They then propose:
A blockchain can then perform the auditing. This could be an existing blockchain like Ethereum or, as with schemes like Sia, a new one whose consensus algorithm is independent of its storage goals. A particularly intriguing option, though, is to create a new blockchain where audit = mining.
The idea of audit = mining is where they lose me. Here follows the explanation for my confusion.

In conventional blockchains such as Bitcoin's, a miner (or more likely a mining pool) decides which transactions are in the block it will mine. Among them will be one coinbase transaction:
A special kind of transaction, called a coinbase transaction, has no inputs. It is created by miners, and there is one coinbase transaction per block. Because each block comes with a reward of newly created Bitcoins (e.g. 50 BTC for the first 210,000 blocks), the first transaction of a block is, with few exceptions, the transaction that grants those coins to their recipient (the miner). In addition to the newly created Bitcoins, the coinbase transaction is also used for assigning the recipient of any transaction fees that were paid within the other transactions being included in the same block.
If the block the miner created wins, the coinbase and other transactions in the block take effect. The miner has created their own reward for the resources they devoted to the primary function of the blockchain, in this case, verifying transactions.

In DSNs, the major costs are incurred by the storage nodes. Audit is a minor, albeit necessary, cost. Presumably, a storage node cannot audit itself. Thus audit is a function that some other node has to perform on behalf of each storage node. Audit = mining, as I see it, gives rise to a number of issues:
  • Auditors will create the blocks they mine, deciding which transactions are included, and thus which nodes they audit for this block. Among the transactions will be the coinbase transaction, rewarding the auditor for auditing. How are the storage nodes rewarded for storing data? Presumably, the idea is that the auditor will also include transactions that transfer fees paid for storage from the owners of the data they store to each of the nodes audited in this block. This means that storage nodes will depend on the kindness of strangers to get paid.
  • So, like wallets that want to transact Bitcoin, storage nodes will need to pay fees to auditors. Like transactions in Bitcoin, storage nodes will be in a blind auction for auditing, leading to both over-bidding and long delays from under-bidding.
  • For the same economic reasons as in Bitcoin, auditors will forms pools. Auditing will be dominated by a few large pools. They will be able to collude in various forms of anti-competitive behavior, such as auditing only storage nodes which are members of the pools, or charging higher audit fees to non-members. Doing so would increase the costs of competing storage nodes.
  • But the key point is that if the economics are to work out, audit fees and the inflation of the cryptocurrency by the issuance of audit rewards must be only a small part of the cost of running a storage node. In The Four Most Expensive Words In The English Language I pointed out that DSN storage nodes can't charge more than Amazon's S3, and realistically have to charge much less. Thus the income from auditing has to be minuscule.
  • But the idea is that audit = mining. It may seem like a laudable goal to make mining cheap, but it is problematic. Eric Budish writes:
    From a computer security perspective, the key thing to note ... is that the security of the blockchain is linear in the amount of expenditure on mining power ... In contrast, in many other contexts investments in computer security yield convex returns (e.g., traditional uses of cryptography) — analogously to how a lock on a door increases the security of a house by more than the cost of the lock.
    Bram Cohen's Chia Network is using Proofs of Space and Time to force miners to waste resources by storing large amounts of otherwise useless data, so running a miner is expensive. But if audit = mining in a DSN storing useful data, running a miner (= auditor) has to be cheap, and thus the network will be vulnerable.
Cecchetti et al don't elaborate on the details of their audit = mining concept, and a Google search doesn't reveal other sources for details. So it is possible that I have misinterpreted their ideas. But unless they have some way to make mining (= auditing) expensive, they are on the wrong track.


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BlockChain Secrets Ebook and Videos puts you in the hugely popular Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin niches with big upsell package master resale rights to profit from.
          Deloitte, Attest to Provide Digital Identity Tech for Government Clients      Cache   Translate Page      
Deloitte and Attest have partnered to help government customers provide blockchain-based digital identity applications for protecting personal data of citizens. Attest offers two digital identity applications that support the security and consent management of sensitive data, Deloitte said Monday. Attest Wallet secures personal data shared with private sector firms and government entities, while Attest Enterprise […]
          Zilliqa (ZIL) the Next Generation, High Throughput Blockchain Platform      Cache   Translate Page      
Zilliqa (ZIL) the Next Generation, High Throughput Blockchain Platform video note Zilliqa is a project […]
          19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt      Cache   Translate Page      
19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt video note The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology […]
          Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future      Cache   Translate Page      
Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future video note Is blockchain the technology of the […]
          How the blockchain is changing money and business      Cache   Translate Page      
How the blockchain is changing money and business video note What is the blockchain? If […]
          Blockchains: how can they be used?      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchains: how can they be used? video note We’ve all heard about Blockchains but how […]
          DataArt iGaming! Malta Blockchain Summit Hackathon!      Cache   Translate Page      
DataArt, the global technology consultancy that designs, develops, and supports unique software solutions, today announced that its iGaming Practice has won the coveted November 2018 Malta Blockchain Summit...
          Does the future of employment practise lie in Blockchain technology?      Cache   Translate Page      

With humans being the masters of Blockchain, we can use it to our advantage to accelerate human performance

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          Event: Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

The 2018 annual session of the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) will convene under the theme ‘Advance Urban Innovations towards Achieving SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda’.

GFHS 2018 will seek to promote sustainable cities and human settlements for all by facilitating the transformation of cities from quantitative growth to high-quality development through innovation. The Forum will also serve as an observance of the World Cities Day.

GFHS 2018 will discuss, inter alia: localization of SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda (NUA); resilient and circular economy; financing for sustainable urban infrastructure; the International Green Model City Initiative; and commercialization of blockchain technology and smart cities.

The meeting is organized by the GFHS and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with relevant UN Agencies, the Global One Belt One Road Association (GOBA) and the Better City Institute (BCI).


          Bounty Manager for cryptocurrency company      Cache   Translate Page      
We run an online social network where users are able to earn cryptocurrency by doing various tasks within the platform. We're looking to expand our user-base by acquiring crypto-savvy users from around... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing)
          Cryptocurrency millionaire's plan for a desert smart city that's half the size of Prague, run on AI      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchains LLC CEO Jeffrey Berns announced plans for a smart city in the Northern Nevada desert, as big as nearby Reno at Prague Blockchain Week Thursday. It's near Google and Tesla campuses.
          SV Insight Officially Published Global Blockchain Insights Report by Analyzing Data Over 5,000 ICOs      Cache   Translate Page      
...tech media company that connected the Chinese and American technology sectors, to a full-service media property, focused on 3 business modules: media, industrial research, and tech events such as Silicon Valley's well-known tech summit Blockchain Connect Conference," said ...

          Al Weiss’ GBV launches $100m fund to invest in blockchain tech      Cache   Translate Page      
Global Blockchain Ventures has launched a $100m venture focused on investing in blockchain technology.
          IMPORTANT INVESTOR REMINDER: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against India Globalization Capital, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $500,000 to Contact the Firm      Cache   Translate Page      
...the Complaint, the Company made false and misleading statements to the market. India Globalization had initiated significant change to its business model to increase the Company's attractiveness to cannabis and blockchain investors. The Company inflated its chances for success in ...

          BCS Technology's Blockchain Solution Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace      Cache   Translate Page      
...to start. This workshop gives executives the opportunity to get strapped with the know-how to improve and transform their business model as a team. Change is driven from top leaders, thus understanding the basis of the technology is essential to ...

          Otoritas Thailand Bersedia Menggunakan Teknologi Blockchain Untuk Melawan Pelecehan Pajak      Cache   Translate Page      
Dalam upaya untuk mengekang ancaman penggelapan pajak dan memastikan para pekerja membayar jumlah pajak mereka yang benar, Departemen Pendapatan Thailand telah mengumumkan akan menggunakan teknologi buku besar terdistribusi (DLT) dan [...]
          CoinGecko “Beam” Diluncurkan untuk Meningkatkan Transparansi Proyek Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Pada tanggal 5 November 2018, aplikasi pemodelan cryptocurrency CoinGecko telah meluncurkan fitur baru yang dijuluki Beam yang ditujukan untuk meningkatkan transparansi di antara usaha blockchain. Fitur terbaru akan melayani pembaruan [...]
          Mining Giant Bitfury Membangkitkan $ 80 Juta di Putaran Pendanaan Tertutup      Cache   Translate Page      
Bitfury , penyedia infrastruktur blockchain yang berbasis di San Francisco, baru saja menutup putaran pendanaan $ 80 juta yang dipimpin oleh perusahaan modal ventura Korelya Capital , perusahaan itu mengumumkan [...]
          Tron Melebihi Satu Juta Transaksi Sehari; Melebihi Bitcoin, Ethereum, dan Ripple      Cache   Translate Page      
Justin Sun, pendiri dan CEO Tron, telah mengumumkan tonggak penting lain untuk platform blockchain . Pada tanggal 4 November 2018, jaringan melampaui 1 juta transaksi harian untuk pertama kalinya dalam [...]
          Banks complete first syndicated loan on blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
The technology can slash transaction times in the $4.6tn-a-year market
          This Week In Rust: This Week in Rust 259      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us a pull request. Want to get involved? We love contributions.

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If you are a Rust project owner and are looking for contributors, please submit tasks here.

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          REALTORS® can get discount for half-day blockchain and real estate symposium Thursday in Chicago      Cache   Translate Page      

REALTORS® can improve their knowledge of cryptocurrency and real estate at a discount by reserving a place for the “Blockchain and Real Estate Symposium” Thursday afternoon in downtown Chicago. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with lunch and a keynote presentation by John Mirkovic, deputy recorder of deeds, Cook County Recorder of Deeds, followed by [...]

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          Venture capital and the blockchain will be the talk at Startup Battlefield Africa – TechCrunch      Cache   Translate Page      
Venture capital and the blockchain will be the talk at Startup Battlefield AfricaTechCrunchTechCrunch Startup Battlefield returns to Africa next month, and we have an agenda chock-full of interesting panels and our premier startup competition. Joining us in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11 for a couple of those aforementioned panels will be … …read more Source:: […]
          Bithub Africa Researching Use of Solar Power for Cryptocurrency Mining      Cache   Translate Page      

Bithub Africa, a Kenya-based blockchain and cryptocurrency startup is studying the use of off-grid solar power to mine Bitcoin and Ethereum. Speaking on its...

The post Bithub Africa Researching Use of Solar Power for Cryptocurrency Mining appeared first on BTC Nigeria.


          Conferencia con Hervé Falciani en la IIIª Edición de ¿Cómo invertir en Criptomonedas y qué es el Blockchain?      Cache   Translate Page      
Valencia acogerá este año la IIIª Edición de ¿Cómo invertir en Criptomonedas y qué es el Blockchain? el próximo 8 de noviembre en Hotel Ilunion de 16:00h a 20:00h, en esta edición asistirán 9 invitados de entre los cuales destaca Hervè Falciani presentado la criptomoneda TABU.
          What impact will blockchain have on the business world?      Cache   Translate Page      
  Blockchain is best known as the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and uptake to date remains most advanced in the financial services sector. However, a wealth of other use cases are emerging, from traceability through the food supply chain to micropayments for media content. Countries in EMEA are already putting their weight firmly behind [&hellip
          Only 15% Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime in Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page      
Layered with advanced analytics, blockchain can offer supply chain managers a path to digitizing prevention and detection of financial crime.
          Gartner: Immersive Experiences Among Top Tech Trends for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology IT analyst firm Gartner has named its top 10 trends for 2019, and the “immersive user experience” is on the list, alongside blockchain, quantum computing and seven other drivers influencing how we interact with the world. The annual trend list covers breakout tech with broad impact and tech that could […]
           - Deloitte und Attest: Schulterschluss für Blockchain-Identitätsmanagement      Cache   Translate Page      
Das Chicagoer Start-up Attest Inc. ist auf Blockchain-basiertes Identitätsmangement spezialisiert. Jetzt möchte das Unternehmen in Zusammenarbeit mit Deloitte auch Verwaltungsbehörden als Kunden gewinnen.
           - Thailand: Mit Blockchain gegen Steuerhinterziehung      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Regierung in Thailand kündigte an, künftig ein Blockchain-System zu nutzen, um damit das Problem der Steuerhinterziehung anzugehen. So verwendet die thailändische Regierung die Technologie, die unter Bitcoin und anderen Kryptowährungen liegt, zum finanziellen Schutz des Staates.
          INFOGRAPHIC: Do Bloggers Need to Worry About Cryptojacking?      Cache   Translate Page      

As a blogger, you will no doubt have heard about the fuss that people have been making in about cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. In this article, we are not going…

The post INFOGRAPHIC: Do Bloggers Need to Worry About Cryptojacking? appeared first on Eyes4Tech.COM.


          Bitcoin volatility sinks to lowest in nearly two years - Yahoo      Cache   Translate Page      
@jennablan, @edwardnh, @activiststocks, @MylesUdland
          Blockchain-based elections would be a disaster for democracy - Ars Technica      Cache   Translate Page      
@mathewi, @mims, @aleks_kins
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          eToro Rolls Out Crypto Wallet      Cache   Translate Page      

eToro Rolls Out Crypto Wallet
Multi-crypto on-chain wallet with multi-signature security Coming soon crypto to crypto conversion, deposit fiat, payment in store

eToro, the global investment platform with over 10 million registered users, today confirms the rollout of its crypto wallet.

The eToro wallet is a mobile application available via Google Play and the Apple App Store . It provides an easy to use customer interface and enhanced security. Multi-signature* security gives users the ability to see their on-blockchain transactions and balances without the fear of losing their private key**.

Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro comments:“We believe that crypto and the blockchain technology that underpins it will have a huge impact on global finance. Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise finance and we believe that we will see the greatest transfer of wealth ever onto the blockchain. We believe that in the future all assets will be tokenised and that crypto is just the first step on this journey. Just as eToro has opened up traditional markets for investors, we want to do the same in a tokenised world. The eToro wallet is a key part of this.”

In order to ensure the best customer experience for clients, eToro is launching its crypto wallet on a phased basis both in terms of users, with a country by country rollout, and functionality.

At launch, users will be able to store Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin in their eToro wallet. The number of supported cryptos will increase over time just as eToro has increased the number of cryptos available on its platform.

Initially, the ability to transfer crypto from eToro to the wallet will be available to Platinum Club*** members for Bitcoin. This will gradually be extended to more users and a greater number of crypto assets.

Yoni Assia continued:“The eToro wallet today is just the beginning and we will adding a whole host of additional functionality which will include supporting additional crypto and fiat tokens, crypto to crypto conversion, the ability to deposit fiat, payment in-store and more.”

* Multi-signature refers to requiring more than one key to authorize a bitcoin transaction.

** Private key A secret key, which combined with an algorithm allows you to encrypt or decrypt ‘content’

*** Platinum Club clients with over $25,000 in equity on the platform.


eToro Rolls Out Crypto Wallet
About the wallet:

The eToro wallet is provided by eToro X Limited (“eToro X”). eToro X is incorporated in Gibraltar with company number 116348, registered office 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar(“eToroX”). eToro X have received an ‘in-principle’ approval from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in respect of its application for a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Provider Licence application.

About eToro:

eToro empowers people to invest on their own terms. The platform enables people to invest in the assets they want, from stocks and commodities to cryptoassets. eToro is a global community of more than ten million registered users who share their investment strategies; and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

eToro is regulated in Europe by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

Cryptoassets are unregulated and can fluctuate widely in price and are, therefore, not appropriate for all investors. Trading cryptoassets is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework. Your capital is at risk.

The post eToro Rolls Out Crypto Wallet appeared first on Global Coin Report .

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          Blockchain tech is taking on renewable energy trading in one country      Cache   Translate Page      
Companies in Singapore can now engage in renewable energy certificates trading on a blockchain-powered system.
          Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Karen Abramson Participates in Blockchain Challenge Broken Bots 'N' Blocks Open to US College Students Studying Accounting, Finance or Data Science      Cache   Translate Page      

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO, Karen Abramson, joined industry thought leaders and blockchain experts as a judge in the Broken Bots 'N' Blocks challenge designed to educate, explore and empower students and professionals on the fundamentals and potential of blockchain. Participation in the Broken Bots 'N' Blocks challenge, organized by TrueUp, included 186 students from 34 US colleges and 62 mentors from 32 Firms. The challenge required students to execute a transaction in blockc...

Read the full story at https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=230994


          Revolutionizing Identity Management with Blockchain – Intel Chip Chat – Episode 612      Cache   Translate Page      
In this Intel Chip Chat audio podcast with Allyson Klein: In this episode of Chip Chat, Chris Spanton, Senior Architect of Blockchain at T-Mobile joins us live from Microsoft Ignite, to talk about scaling into the cloud with Blockchain. Blockchain provides a lot of benefits like speed, cost, efficiency, and transparency. It also allows companies [...]
          EY: Blockchain público para datos comerciales privados      Cache   Translate Page      
Ernst & Young ha creado un prototipo público de cadena de bloques que tiene previsto lanzar en 2019 y que permite a las empresas realizar transacciones con cualquier número de socios en una red abierta, protegiendo al mismo tiempo la privacidad de cada participante y sus datos.
          Blockchain Market Is Booming Worldwide | Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, Ripple, BTL Group      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain Market Is Booming Worldwide | Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, Ripple, BTL Group Global Blockchain Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development,

          Приключения в Шэньчжэне, или Как мы сделали продукт для китайских рэперов за три недели      Cache   Translate Page      

Всем привет! Меня зовут Паша Педенко, я — Product Manager в MacPaw (подписочный продукт Setapp, $3 млн в Annual Recurring Revenue), а также организатор конференции Growth Marketing Stage и самого большого хакатона в Европе Global Hack Weekend (в этом году планируем собрать 1000 участников).

С недавнего времени я также развиваю приложение Raply — это инстаграм для начинающих рэперов. У нас всего 2000 активных пользователей. И эта статья о том, как создать маленький pet project, который будет вдохновлять.

Почему я решил написать об этом

Есть несколько утверждений, которые я постоянно слышу от своих знакомых из IT и с которыми я не согласен:

  • «Я бы хотел сделать что-то свое, но у меня нет идей». — В этой статье я постараюсь показать, как можно найти идею относительно быстро и весело.
  • «У меня есть гениальная идея, но нет времени на ее реализацию». — Я попробую показать, что времени нужно меньше, чем кажется.

Несколько важных примечаний:

  • Это статья не о том, как делать стартап. Она о том, как сделать pet project, который будет приносить радость и потенциально может начать приносить деньги.
  • Я не хочу вас мотивировать делать свои pet projects. Я хочу показать, что это не так сложно, как вам кажется, особенно если вы можете сами писать код.
  • Все описанное ниже — личный опыт, который может не совпадать с мнением успешных предпринимателей или тренеров успеха.

Как началось мое путешествие в китайский рэп

В феврале 2018 года я подал заявку на участие в Asia-Pacific Innovation Academy. Это трехнедельная программа, в рамках которой ты вместе с командой должен сделать продукт, который наберет 1000 пользователей во время самой программы.

Я и мой друг Виталий Рожевский, с которым мы позже создали Raply, получили стипендию на участие и начали думать о идее, которая «должна взорвать». По крайней мере, так мы себе тогда думали.

Мы оба из Product Management’a, поэтому решили, что следующие несколько месяцев будем исследовать интересные рынки, чтобы найти идею, над которой интересно и перспективно было бы поработать. Разумеется, реально заниматься «исследованием» мы стали за неделю до дедлайна подачи идеи.

Три дня до начала программы

Мы на конференции Mind The Product в Сан-Франциско, переживаем смесь джетлага и похмелья. В кармане две идеи: одна о умных замках, вторая — о медитации для детей.

Мы полетели через Сан-Франциско, потому что хотели сделать круг вокруг Земли: Киев — Сан-Франциско — Гонконг — Киев. В тот день эта идея не казалась нам такой уж отличной.

Тогда и произошел диалог, который я запомню на всю жизнь:

  • Паш, давай подумаем еще. Какую проблему мы можем решить для себя?
  • Я не знаю. У меня сейчас похмелье. Мы можем как-то решить эту проблему?
  • Подписка на таблетки от похмелья? Может, сделаем шаг назад и подумаем о проблемах пьяных людей?
  • А что тебя бесит, когда ты пьяный?
  • Ну.. ээ... я рэпчик хочу читать, а не получается.
  • Давай, может, сделаем апку, которая поможет читать рэпчик?

Вот так все наши годы работы в управлении продуктом, value proposition canvas’ы, исследования аудитории и прочее пали перед идеей сделать «апку про рэпчик».

С этой идеей мы сели в самолет и полетели из Сан-Франциско в Гонконг (один из самых длинных авиамаршрутов в мире). В самолете мы еще раз попробовали обсудить идею, но бар у Сингапурских авиалиний был слишком хорош.

Первый день программы

Проснулись в Гонконге. Взяли билет до Шэньчжэня и уже через час нас встречали неприветливые китайские пограничники. Первые проблемы с языком начались там же (там правда никто не говорит на английском — это не шутки).

Паша Педенко и Виталий Рожевский после 14-часового перелета

Программа проходила в Шэньчжэньском государственном университете при поддержке Беркли и Google. Люди там собрались амбициозные — они хотели делать умные города, летающие машины и blockchain-something. И когда мы начали питчить свою идею приложения, помогающего читать рэп подвыпившим людям, — все вокруг удивлялись. Но так как формально мы никаких критериев программы не нарушали — нас пропустили дальше.

Первая неделя

Первый совет, который мы получили на программе — сфокусироваться на сегменте, который будет достаточно большим, чтобы с ним было интересно работать, но, в то же время, мы знали, как этот сегмент найти и исследовать его.

Мы взяли категорию «подвыпившие люди, которые хотят читать рэп» и разбили ее на несколько под сегментов:

  • выпившие студенты;
  • люди, которые слушают рэп-музыку;
  • люди, которые носят хип-хоп одежду;
  • люди, которые ходят на хип-хоп концерты;
  • пользователи других рэп-приложений.

Нам не важно было, где они живут, сколько они зарабатывают, есть ли у них собака. Мы сегментировали людей по роли, а не по соцдему.

Мы решили сфокусироваться на последних двух — их было проще всего достать онлайн и офлайн — и начали просить у знакомых китайцев интро к местной хип-хоп тусовке.

Цепная реакция

За следующую неделю мы провели практически две сотни пользовательских интервью, чтобы лучше понять эту культуру. Спойлер: до этой поездки знания о рэпе у меня заканчивались самым популярным треком Face’a — там, где про бургер.

Шэньчжэнь — это 20-миллионный город, в котором в девяностых годах жило всего 30 тысяч человек. Мы не знали ни языка, ни людей. Начали общаться с китайцами, которые хоть как-то говорили на английском, и просили их познакомить нас с другими китайцами, которые ходят на хип-хоп концерты. Параллельно мы начали искать таких людей онлайн.

Мы находили нужных людей и говорили: смотрите, мы не знаем, как этот рынок работает, мы просто очень вдохновлены культурой и хотим узнать, можем ли с помощью технологий сделать вашу жизнь лучше. У нас не было никакого решения в голове. Мы так и говорили: мы хотим вам помочь, нам не нужно ничего вам продавать. Просто поговорите с нами откровенно.

Такой подход сгенерировал невероятное количество знакомств. Через несколько дней после начала исследований о нескольких «лаоваях» (белых обезьянах), которые делают «приложения для рэпа» знал весь Шэньчжэнь.

Мы были в студии у Винсента, местного хип-хоп продюсера. Он делает один из самых больших хип-хоп фестивалей в Шэньчжэне. Он, например, рассказал нам, что в Китае запрещено читать рэп о женщинах, наркотиках и быстрых машинах, зато можно читать о пользе образования, семье и дружбе.

Видео, где Винсент играет на вертушках:

Мы записали свои первые рэп-треки на местной студии у рэпера, которого зовут Rabbit. Он не говорил на английском, и мы общались с ним с переводчиком, который тоже очень слабо знал английский.

Мы даже сходили на местный концерт. Customer research получился как по книжке. Честно говоря, я чувствовал себя героем фильма о китайском рэпе. Если бы не удаленная работа над Setapp, я бы реально подумал, что сплю.

Исследования и пользовательские интервью

Разумеется, перед тем как общаться с новой аудиторией, мы подготовили перечень вопросов, который должен был помочь нам определить проблемы, решив которые мы сможем создать продукт.

Список вопросов был особенно полезен на первых этапах проведения интервью — он помогал держать в голове, о чем мы вообще хотели поговорить. Однако в итоге вся наша методология свелась к двум вещам:

  • Нужно было задать разогревающий вопрос и построить эмоциональный контакт с потенциальным пользователем.
  • Нужно было задать вопрос, который позволит найти проблему.

Пример разогревающего вопроса: «Что для тебя рэп-музыка?».

Пример вопроса, который позволяет найти проблему: «Что является для тебя самым сложным, когда ты читаешь фристайл?».

Интересно, что когда ты строишь диалог с точки зрения «Я хочу помочь вам», а не «Я хочу продать вам свое решение», люди открываются совсем с другой стороны. Например Rabbit, о котором я писал выше, рассказал нам, что самое сложное для него то, что его не поддерживают его родители, поэтому он боится, что не сможет достичь успеха без их поддержки.

Rabbit в черной футболке, справа — переводчик, за спиной — неизвестный нам рэпер

Результаты исследования

В результате проведенных интервью мы обнаружили, что около 80% людей, которые ходят на хип-хоп концерты и слушают рэп-музыку, хоть раз пробовали почитать рэп.

Помните, мы начинали с пьяных людей, а потом сузились до посетителей хип-хоп концертов? Сейчас мы пошли еще глубже и получили следующую сегментацию:

  • люди, которые никогда не пробовали читать рэп;
  • пробовали читать рэп хотя бы раз;
  • читают рэп for fun;
  • начинающие рэперы;
  • профессиональные рэперы.

Мы решили сфокусироваться на сегментах «читают рэп for fun» и «начинающие рэперы».

Проблемы, которые мы нашли в результате интервью:

  1. Отсутствие поддержки (если ты работаешь, условно, product manager’ом, то твои коллеги могут просто не понять твою страсть к хип-хопу).
  2. Отсутствие уверенности в себе (я не достаточно хорош, чтобы делиться своим креативом онлайн).
  3. Биты. Те, кто не занимается этим профессионально, не знает, где их брать.
  4. Отсутствие базового понимания, как делается музыка.
  5. Отсутствие уверенности в своем голосе (мне не нравится, как я звучу на записи).

Отсюда у нас появилась идея сделать продукт, который поможет тем, кто читает рэп for fun и начинающим рэперам записывать быстрые видеофристайлы.

Вторая неделя

Мы быстро сделали бумажный прототип и поехали к Rabbit’у в студию его тестировать.

Когда Rabbit увидел бумажки на столе на его лице прямо было написано: «Я думал, вы серьезные ребята, а вы бумажки рисуете». Но интересно, что он даже на этом этапе дал несколько инсайтов, которые позволили нам улучшить продукт:

  • «А где фильтры?» — это был первый вопрос. Оказывается, китайцы практически никогда не выкладывают свои фото и видео, если они не обработаны фильтрами.
  • «А где auto tune?». Тут у меня был шок. Оказывается, рэперы новой школы никогда не выкладывают свои записи as is, а практически всегда используют voice enhancement технологии. По словами Rabbit’a, это должно быть просто по умолчанию.

Было еще несколько инсайтов помельче, но главный вывод из этой части — на бумаге можно тестировать даже с китайцами. Если они поймут ваш прототип, то, скорее всего, у вас понятная идея.

Кстати, Rabbit даже зачитал нам в бумажный прототип. Выглядело это вот так:

Создание MVP

Если вы хоть раз читали статьи о том, как валидировать идеи для ваших проектов, то видели, что чаще всего в них написано: «Сделайте лендинг и начинайте собирать имейлы, если имейлы будут — идея хорошая». Я в это не верю. Лучше кривой продукт, чем хороший ленд.

К моменту, когда мы закончили исследование и прототипы, у нас осталось чуть больше недели на разработку. Разработчика у нас в команде не было, поэтому Виталик решил привлечь своего сотрудника из основного проекта — Арзала. Он Android-разработчик, живет в Пакистане, работает на двух работах и мало спит.

Команда Raply в полном составе

Арзалу понравилась идея, но было понятно, что за ту неделю, которая у нас осталась до конца программы (учитывая то, что нужно было оставить хотя бы два дня на маркетинг), сделать полноценный продукт будет просто невозможно.

Поэтому мы вырезали все «хотелки» и оставили только тот функционал, который можно было сделать за 3 дня. Это возможности:

  • записывать и сохранять видео;
  • играть биты во время записи;
  • выбрать биты;
  • залогиниться с Facebook.

Какой функционал мы вырезали:

  • профиль пользователя;
  • возможность комментировать видео;
  • фильтры;
  • автотюн;
  • возможность удалять свои видео.

Третья неделя

Мы начали разработку и даже неплохо двигались в начале, а потом Арзал пропал. Оказалось, что его мопед сбила машина, поэтому он попал в больницу. Long story short: MVP он релизил прямо из госпиталя.

Когда мы тестили первую версию нашей апки, то кровь текла из глаз и у меня, и у Виталика. Хотелось поправить все.

Оставалось 3 дня до конца программы, и мы понимали, что или мы релизим то, что есть, или все было зря. Так мы начали готовить нашу Product Hunt кампанию.

Наш друг пригласил пару китайских рэперов, мы сняли их на видео и сделали ролик:

Мы загрузили апку в Google Play и начали ждать первые инсталы. И, о чудо, они начались.

Ранняя пользовательская обратная связь

Несмотря на то, что апка была (и есть) очень глючной, практически никто из ранних пользователей не давал критичный фидбэк. Они не писали о проблемах, которые были очевидны:

  • видео грузилось безумно долго;
  • апка постоянно крэшилась;
  • биты выбирались через раз.

Они писали о том, чего им не хватает в продукте:

  • они просили больше битов;
  • больше голосовых фильтров;
  • возможность шерить свои видео в социальных сетях.

В первый день мы получили около 700 инсталов на Google Play. Из смешного — весь бекенд был сделан на Firebase. Хоть мы и додумались раздавать .apk-файл вне Google Play (он заблокирован в Китае), китайцы все равно не могли нормально пользоваться приложением, потому что Firebase, как продукт Google, тоже заблокирован.

Но самое крутое — это живые юзеры, которые уже использовали продукт. Ничего так не мотивирует команду, как это.

Что произошло дальше

В конце программы было демо. Мы были единственной командой, которая в итоге запустила продукт. Один китайский инвестор даже предложил нам денег сразу после демо (с условием, что мы останемся в Китае), но мы отказались.

Мы вернулись в Киев и просто наблюдали: органические инсталы шли и шли. Пользователи публиковали все больше видео.

Мы решили развивать проект дальше, и хотя наш фанел все еще выглядит, как дырявое ведро, нам удалось заметно улучшить его с момента запуска:

График retention приложения Raply с разбивкой по когортам

Сейчас приложением пользуется 350 человек ежедневно, и эта цифра растет. Смешно, конечно, но начинали мы с 20 пользователей в день.

Мои выводы

  • Мы все знаем, что релизиться нужно быстро, но для маленьких проектов без финансирования — это критически важно. Я уверен, что мы бы забросили проект, если бы не зарелизили его сразу и не начали получать пользователей с первого дня.
  • Дедлайн должен быть навязан со стороны. Нам повезло, что была программа и мы двигались в сумасшедшем темпе. Если у вас есть проект и вы хотите сделать в нем рывок — сходите на нормальный хакатон (на Global Hack Weekend, например), и вы удивитесь, как много вы можете сделать за двое суток.
  • Вам нужно меньше времени, чем вы думаете. Валидировать ключевой value proposition можно быстро. Сложности начинаются тогда, когда в первую версию хочется впихнуть все, что вы когда-либо мечтали сделать.

Если подытожить, то хотелось бы закончить следующим:

  1. Нет идеальных идей и не нужно ждать, пока они появятся.
  2. Выбирайте маленький сегмент, который вам интересен и исследуйте его. Так вы найдете идею, над которой можно поработать.
  3. Говорите с пользователями. Это важно.
  4. Помните, что рецепт хорошего интервью с пользователем — построить эмпатию, раскрыть человека и найти проблему, которую вы можете решить, а не просто задать все вопросы по очереди.
  5. Сегментируйте пользователей по ролям, а не по социально-демографическим признакам.
  6. Протипируйте на бумаге. Это весело, быстро и полезно.
  7. Если вам нравится то, что вы запускаете — вы запускаетесь слишком поздно.


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Ripple (XRP)
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Tronix (TRX)
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Stellar (XLM)
Cardano (ADA)
IOTA (IOT)
Vechain (VEN)
NEO (NEO)
Monero (XMR)
DigitalCash (DASH)
Blocknet Blocknet (BLOCK
Folio Coin (FLC)
Binance Coin (BNB)
NEM (XEM)
Huobi Token (HT)
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Zilliqa (ZIL)
Delta (DLT)
QTUM (QTUM)
Ox (ZRX)
ByteCoin (BCN)
ZCash (ZEC)
Lisk (LSK)
ICON Project (ICX)
Bytom (BTM*)
Aeternity (AE)
Universe Currency (UNIT)
IOS token (IOST)
Universe (UNI)
Waltonchain (WTC)
First Bitcoin (BIT)
Universe (UTNP)
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)
Bitcoin Private (BTCP)
Bitcoin Interest (BCI)
KuCoin Shares (KCS)
Cobinhood (COB)
Okex (OKB)
Huobi Token (HT)
Bridge Coin (BCO)
Fcoin Token (FT)
Mithril (MITH)

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          The Global Blockchain Technology In Energy Market is forescasted to grow at a CAGR of 65.34% during the period 2019-2023.      Cache   Translate Page      
...to enterprises engaged in the energy sector. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5608475 Technavio's analysts forecast the Global Blockchain Technology in Energy Market to grow at a CAGR of 65.34% during the period 2019-2023 ...

          Sea cucumbers lead China’s logistics blockchain charge      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchain can not only make the source of goods more transparent, it has the potential to save trillions of dollars by fixing problems inside supply chains The article Sea cucumbers lead China’s logistics blockchain charge was written by Masha Borak for Technode. With their leathery skin and tiny feet like tentacles, sea cucumbers seem an […]
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Monetative e.V.: Frankfurt (ots) - Zehn Jahre nach der Finanzkrise, der Erfindung der Kryptowährung Bitcoin und im Jahr der Schweizer Volksabstimmung über Vollgeld laden der Verein Monetative e.V., das Frankfurt School Blockchain Center und das International ...
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          Six West Coast Tech Leaders Share Top Developments of 2017      Cache   Translate Page      
Xconomy asked technology and innovation leaders around our network to reflect on the most important developments in their industries during 2017, and the answers were appropriately wide-ranging. Responses from individuals in Seattle and San Diego touch on the rapid advance of machine learning, tech’s full-scale invasion of digital health, dramatic growth in blockchain and cryptocurrency, […]
          SAP anuncia dois projetos de cooperação em blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

Com foco em acelerar a coinovação e com base em sua rede global de clientes, a SAP anuncia a formação de dois novos projetos de cooperação com setores da indústria dentro do programa SAP Blockchain Consortium: um para alavancar tecnologias para a área da ciência e para o setor farmacêutico […]

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          Ethereum analysis for 07/11/2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Launched earlier this year, Lition is already a licensed energy supplier in Germany with customers in 12 major cities (including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), who currently benefit from a decentralized energy market.

Built on the basis of the Ethereum chain, the Lition market connects consumers directly with energy producers. According to the company's data, currently, more than 700 households in Germany use this decentralized platform to buy energy. In short, Lition is trying to change the way the global energy industry operates, using a concept that is well known to Blockchain fans: "omit unnecessary intermediaries," which will save users money. In the case of households, the energy supplier sells solar or electric energy (or any other) intermediary, often a giant, an international company. Customers then buy energy from this broker. The problem is that in the eyes of the general director of Lition, Richard Lohwasser, international intermediaries have too much influence and do not give users enough choices about what kind of energy they can buy. So the Lition solution is to cut them off completely.

"Our energy exchange connects customers and producers directly. Manufacturers put energy on the stock exchange and then customers can buy it. Usually, buying directly from producers is limited to energy suppliers who are large corporations. We transfer the exchange to the consumer so that consumers can pay for the energy of the type and producer of their choice " - said Lohwasser. According to Lition, it saves customers an average of 20 percent on utility bills and increases plant revenues by up to 30 percent.

Let's now take a look at the ETH/USD technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has made a new local high at the level of $219 after the technical resistance zone between the levels of $214-$216 has been violated. Currently, the market is correcting the up move and the price is trading close to the level of $212.50, just above the technical support at the level of $208. Please notice the clear bearish divergence between the price and the momentum oscillator that indiates a possible deeper pull-back towards the level of $200 - $204.

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          AlterVerse Overview      Cache   Translate Page      
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          China's Central Bank Issues Warning Against Blockchain Investment 'Bubble'      Cache   Translate Page      
China's Central Bank Issues Warning Against Blockchain Investment 'Bubble'#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment Reported by The Cointelegraph 12 minutes ago.
          Block Ventures Announces Launch of Tokens and Securities Listing Platform      Cache   Translate Page      
Block Ventures Announces Launch of Tokens and Securities Listing Platform#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 ICOs are Upgrading to STOs As the blockchain space continues to evolve, huge milestones are covered in order to reach new levels of stability. So far, we’ve seen the advent of smart contracts, the development of scalable blockchains, and an increased interest from institutional investors. ... Reported by The Merkle 46 minutes ago.
          JD.com, NJIT, & ISCAS launch blockchain research lab      Cache   Translate Page      
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          IOS DEVELOPER - ABBC Blockchain IT Solutions LLC - Dubai      Cache   Translate Page      
* About You: At least 3+ years developing iOS applications * (5+ years preferred) Must have published one or more applications in the App Store with stellar... AED5,000 - AED9,000 a month
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          Riformare i Centri per Impiego con la Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      

La riforma dei Centri per l'Impiego parallela al Reddito di Cittadinanza comporta sfide ambiziose, una strada percorribile la offre la Blockchain: l'analisi di Paolo Marizza (Deams UniTS - Innoventually).

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          Acronis Releases New Version of Acronis Data Cloud, Makes Cyber Protection Easier and More Secure      Cache   Translate Page      
.The new Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 brings simple integration with public cloud services, easy backup of Microsoft Office 365 workloads SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland and BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 6, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, today announced a major update to the Acronis [...] Related posts:
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          Project Concord: VMware und die quelloffene Blockchain-Lösung      Cache   Translate Page      
Die schlechte Energiebilanz von Blockchain-Transaktionen ist für VMware Grund, ein eigenes System anzubieten. Eine erste Betaversion von Project Concord ist quelloffen und soll energieeffizienter sein. Es setzt trotzdem auf gängige Systeme wie Ethereum und Hyperledger. (Ethereum, Virtualisierung)
          [#Blockchain] Parodie sur le token d’usage avec le #LemonCoin :)      Cache   Translate Page      

Parodie sur le token d’usage avec le Lemon Coin Je partage rarement ce type de vidéos sur mon blog mais là j’avoue avoir beaucoup ri depuis quelle a commencé à circulé il y a quelques jours. Alors si vous vous posez encore des questions sur les tokens d’usage (ou utility tokens) autant que sur les

Cet article [#Blockchain] Parodie sur le token d’usage avec le #LemonCoin :) est apparu en premier sur Sébastien Bourguignon.


          “Quando as pessoas puderem utilizar criptomoeda para comprar um café no Starbucks, o mundo vai despertar para a moeda virtual”      Cache   Translate Page      
O cofundador da Blockchain e outras empresas ligadas ao sector da criptomoeda fizeram um balanço da moeda virtual e da sua base de adesão no Web Summit. E foram oferecidos 125 milhões de dólares em Stellar Lumens.
          Stage: Afstudeeropdracht richting Blockchain, Java in Veenendaal      Cache   Translate Page      
<p align="LEFT"><strong>Inzicht in transactieflow van een blockchain</strong></p> <p align="LEFT">Geloof jij ook dat de blockchaintechnologie meerwaarde kan hebben? En wil je vanuit die interesse de mogelijkheden voor het volgen van transacties in een netwerk onderzoeken?</p> <p align="LEFT">Wij zijn samen met een klant uit de zorgbranche bezig om de mogelijkheden van de blockchaintechnologie te verkennen. Hierbij hebben we graag een duidelijk beeld van de transacties in een netwerk en daar ga jij ons bij helpen!</p> <p align="LEFT"><u>Opdracht</u></p> <p align="LEFT">Je onderzoekt de mogelijkheden voor het volgen van transacties in het blockchain framework Corda. Door realtime inzicht te krijgen in de flow van transacties over verschillende partijen kan er beter bepaald worden hoe en of een blockchain implementatie van waarde kan zijn. Je werkt dit verder uit in een Proof of Concept.</p> <p align="LEFT">Je gaat deze opdracht samen met een van onze engineers verder uitwerken. Dit met als doel om tot een definitieve afstudeeropdracht, compleet met deliverables, te komen die bij jou past.</p> ...
          LEAD MEDIA (FR0011053636) : The Blockchain Group accompagne l’ICO* de Cryptonity, nouvelle plateforme grenobloise d’échange de crypto-monnaies      Cache   Translate Page      
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          VMware Unveils New Blockchain Service      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the new technologies announced on Tuesday by VMware at its VMworld 2018 Europe conference is VMware Blockchain, which aims to provide enterprises a decentralized trust infrastructure based on permissioned blockchain.

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          China's Central Bank Issues Warning Against Blockchain Investment 'Bubble'      Cache   Translate Page      

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment, Reuters reported Nov. 6. The PBoC, which is known for its anti-cryptocurrency stance, has reportedly advised that the government strengthen its supervision of “speculation, market manipulation and other irregularities,” which it claims are common in domestic blockchain […]

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          Security Tokens      Cache   Translate Page      
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Security Tokens
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          COSCon Bridges East & West, Open Source Powers Now & Future      Cache   Translate Page      

The OSI was honored to participate in the 2018 China Open Source Conference (COSCon'18) hosted by OSI Affiliate Member KAIYUANSHE in Shenzhen, China. Over 1,600 people attended the exciting two-day event, with almost another 10,000 watching via live-stream online. The conference boasted sixty-two speakers from twelve countries, with 11 keynotes (including OSI Board alum Tony Wasserman), 67 breakout sessions, 5 lightning talks (led by university students), 3 hands-on camps, and 2 specialty forums on Open Source Education and Open Source Hardware.

COSCon'18 also served as an opportunity to make several announcements, including the publication of "The 2018 China Open Source Annual Report", the launch of "KCoin Open Source Contribution Incentivization Platform", and the unveiling of KAIYUANSHE's "Open Hackathon Cloud Platform".

Since its foundation in October of 2014, KAIYUANSHE has continuously helped open source projects and communities thrive in China, while also contributing back to the world by, "bringing in and reaching out". COSCon'18 is one more way KAIYUANSHE serves to: raise awareness of, and gain expereince with, global open source projects; build and incentivise domestic markets for open source adoption; study and improve open source governance across industry sectors; promote and serve the needs of local develoeprs, and; identify and incubate top-notch local open source projects.

In addition to all of the speakers and attendees, KAIYUANSHE would like to thank their generous sponsors for all of their support in making COSCon'18 a great success.

2018 China Open Source Annual Report - Created by KAIYUANSHE volunteers over the past six months, the 2018 Open Source Annual Report describes the current status, and unique dynamics, of Open Source Software in China. The report provides a global perspective with contributions from multiple communities, and is now available on GitHub: contributions welcome.

KCoin - Open Source Contribution Incentivization Platform - KCoin, an open source, blockchain-based, contribution incentivization mechanism was launched at COSCon'18. KCoin is curently used by three projects including, KFCoding--a next generation interactive developer learning community, ATN--an AI+Blockchain-based open source platform, and Dao Planet--a contribution-based community incentive infrastructure.

Open Hackathon Platform Donation Ceremony - Open Hackathon Platform is a one-stop cloud platform for hosting or participating online in hackathons. Originally developed by and run internally for Microsoft development, the platform was officially donated to KAIYUANSHE by Microsoft during the conference. Since May of 2015 the open source platform has hosted more than 10 hackathons and other collabrative development eforts including hands-on camps and workshops, and is the first project to be contributed by a leading international corporation to a Chinese open source community. Ulrich Homann, Distinguished Architect at Microsoft who presided over the dedication offered, “We are looking forward to contributions from the KAIYUANSHE community which will make the Open Hackathon Cloud Platform an even better platform for your needs. May the source be with you!”

Open Source 20-Year Anniversary Celebration Party - Speakers, sponsors, community and media partners, and KAIYUANSHE directors and officers came together to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Open Source Software and the Open Source Initiative. The evening was hosted by OSI Board Director Tony Wasserman, and Ross Gardler of the Apache Software Foundation, who both shared a few thoughts about the long journey and success of Open Source Software. Other activities included, a "20 Years of Open Source Timeline", where attendees added their own memories and milestones; "Open-Source-Awakened Jedi" cosplay with Kaiyuanshe directors and officers serving OSI 20th Anniversary cake as Jedi warrior's (including cutting the cake with light sabers!).

The celebration also provided an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions to KAIYUANSHE and open source by two exceptional individuals. Cynthia Xin and Junbo Wang were both awarded the "Open Source Star" trophy. Cynthia was recogmized for her work as both the Event Team Lead and Community Partnership Team Lead, while Junbo Wang, was recognized for contributions as the Open Hackathon Cloud Platform Infrastructure Team Lead, and KCoin Project Lead.

"May the source be with you!" Fun for all at the 20th Anniversary of Open Source party during COSCon'18.

 

Other highlights included:

  • A "Fireside Chat" with Nat Friedman, GitHub CEO, and Ted Liu, Kaiyuanshe Chairman
  • Apache Project Incubation
  • Implementing Open Source Governance at Scale
  • Executive Roundtable: "Collision of Cultures"
  • 20 years of open source: Where can we do better?
  • How to grow the next generation of university talent with open source.
  • Open at GitLab: discussions and engagement.
  • Three communities--Open Source Software (OSS), Open Source Hardware (OSHW) and Creative Commons (CC)--on stage, sharing and brainstorming.
  • Made in China, "Xu Gu Hao": open source hardware and education for the fun of creating!
Former OSI Board Director Tony Wasserman presents at COSCon'18

 

COSCon'18 organizers would like to recognize and thank their international and domestic communities for their support, Apache Software Foundation (ASF), Open Source Initiative (OSI), GNOME, Mozilla, FreeBSD and another 20+ domestic communities. As of Oct. 23rd, there were more than 120,000 viewerships from the retweet of the articles published for the COSCon'18 by the domestic communities and more retweets to come from the international communities. We are grateful for these lovely community partners. The board of GNOME Foundation also sent a greeting video for the conference.

Many attendees also offered their thoughts on the event...

COSCon was a great opportunity to meet developers and learn how GitHub can better serve the open source community in China. It is exciting to see how much creativity and passion there is for open source in China.
---- Nat Friedman, CEO, GitHub

COSCon is the meetup place for open source communities. No matter where you are, on stage or in the audience crowd, the spirits of openness, freedom, autonomy and collaboration run through the entire conference. Technologies rises and falls, only the ecosystem sustains over the community.
---- Tao Jiang, Founder of CSDN

When I visited China in 2015, I said "let's build the bridge together", in 2018 China Open Source Conference, I say "let's cross the bridge together!"
---- Ross Gardler, Executive Vice President, Apache Software Foundation

The conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about "adoption and use of FOSS from industry leaders in China and around the world."
---- Tony Wasserman, OSI Board Member Alumni, Professor of Carnegie Mellon University

I'm very glad to see the increasing influence power of KAIYUANSHE and wish it gets better and better.
---- Jerry Tan, Baidu Open Source Lead & Deep Learning Evangelist

It is a great opportunity to share Microsoft’s Open source evolution with the OSS community in China through the 2018 ConsCon conference. I am honored to officially donate the Microsoft Open Hackathon platform to the Kayuanshe community. Contributing over boundaries of space and time is getting more important than ever – an open platform like the Microsoft Open Hackathon environment can bring us together wherever we are, provide a safe online environment enabling us to solve problems, add unique value and finally have lots of fun together.
---- Ulrich Homann,Distinguished Architect, Microsoft

I was impressed by the vibrant interest in the community for OSS and The Apache Software Foundation, particularly by young developers.
---- Dave Fisher, Apache Incubator PMC member & mentor

Having the China Open Source Conference is a gift for the 20-year anniversary of the birth of open source from the vast number of Chinese open source fans. In 2016, OSI officially announced that Kaiyuanshe becomes an OSI affiliate member in recognizing Kaiyuanshe's contribution in promoting open source in China. Over the years, the influence of Kaiyuanshe has been flourishing, and many developers have participated & contributed to its community activities. In the future, Huawei Cloud is willing to cooperate with Kaiyuanshe further to contribute to software industry growth together.
---- Feng Xu, founder & general manager of DevCloud, Huawei Cloud


          Revolutionizing Identity Management with Blockchain – Intel Chip Chat – Episode 612      Cache   Translate Page      
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Motivation

― Linus Torvalds

Datopia has at its center a permissionless, immutable database ― we maintain, persist and federate parallel indices to efficiently service structured queries over the chain state. Our specific approach to index implementation has involved extending Greenberg’s Hitchhiker tree , and, in datahike , providing facilities for arranging HH trees in such a way as to support interrogation with Datalog , a declarative query language.

This post is aimed at readers unfamiliar with the Hitchhiker tree ― or write-optimized B trees, more generally. We’ll begin by revising properties of related data structures, while incrementally suggesting the design of the HH tree ― a functional implementation of a B+ tree , employing similar write-optimizations to fractal tree indices or B ε trees . Before parting, we’ll briefly touch on authentication and replication. We can’t cover everything: details of how indices are represented in the HH trees will be the topic of a follow-up post.

From The Ground Up Binary Search Trees

The canonical (and simplest) tree data structure suitable for storing sorted collections is the binary search tree ― an arrangement in which inner nodes point to at most two subtrees (left and right). While simple, an unbalanced BST is vulnerable to structural deformation ― if, say, entries are inserted in sorted order ― and may degenerate into an approximation of a linked list. Accordingly, we’ll set unbalanced trees aside, and focus only on the balanced, or self-balancing subset of trees ― those in which all leaves are approximately distant from the root.

In any balanced tree, the distance between the root and a leaf scales logarithmically with the number of entries. In a balanced BST having

entries, the cost of a lookup is

comparisons, where the base of the logarithm ― 2 ― is the tree’s branching factor. Intuitively, this makes sense: we’re halving the remaining search space whenever we select a subtree for descent.

B+ Trees

“You need the power of the logarithm.”

― Rich Hickey

If we think about balanced tree lookups as involving

comparisons ― where is the branching factor ― we might consider increasing

to yield a more favourable base for the logarithm. The B tree family of structures can be understood as self-balancing generalizations of the BST, leveraging the logarithm for practical gain.

In B+ trees , specifically, we’ve a sorted layer of data nodes ― likely implemented as a contiguous/linked list ― beneath sorted layers of index nodes, through which we route key lookups. On each descent we logarithmically search the sorted pivot values, locating the appropriate subtree ― or, terminally, the data node ― for the input key.

In practice, B+ trees tend to be impressively shallow ― they're realized with far greater branching factors than may coherently be depicted. We'll stick with smaller numbers, for the sake of the diagrams.


An Introduction to the Hitchhiker Tree
Figure 1: B+ Tree. The pivots help to navigate the tree to find the proper data nodes containing the actual key and value of an element.

So, there’s a lot going on here. We’ve got a B+ tree containing the integer keys 1-29, with a minimum branching factor ―

― of 3. Each index node has between 3 ( ) and 5 (

) children ― excepting the root, which may have fewer. When an operation would otherwise violate these bounds, the tree maintains balance via unsurprising internal manipulations (joining/splitting nodes. etc.) Navigating via the pivot values is straightforward: the greatest (rightmost) value in any subtree is its parent’s pivot.

Write Optimization

While B+ trees leave little to be desired for reading data, they’re not write-optimal ― an insert or deletion also costs

, as we’re required to walk to the respective leaf prior to operating on it 1 . The Hitchhiker tree attempts to asymptotically improve upon this, by buffering write operations in fixed-length append logs associated with each index (inner) node ― an optimization common to fractal and B ε

trees. While append log length is configurable, we’re using a maximum of two entries per index node in the below examples.


An Introduction to the Hitchhiker Tree
Figure 2: Hitchhiker tree with append logs in each non-leaf node of size 2

In Figure 2 we see such a tree, with the append logs rendered vertically at the rightmost of each index node. If we attempt to append a write to a full log, the contents are flushed downwards a level. Eventually, an element arrives at a leaf and is inserted into the data node. Per Greenberg’s summary of the benefits of this approach:

Most inserts are a single append to the root’s event log. Although there are a linear number of events, nodes are exponentially less likely to overflow the deeper they are in the tree. All data needed for a query exists along a path of nodes between the root and a specific leaf node. Since the logs are constant in size, queries still only read nodes.

Given our ability to independently alter the log length and branching factor, we can view this data structure either as a write-optimized B+ tree, or a read-optimized append log. The latter property is one we’re interested in exploiting to efficiently replicate write-intensive event-logs in replikativ , an associated project.

Insertion
An Introduction to the Hitchhiker Tree
Figure 3: A small Hitchhiker Tree.

In Figure 3 you can see a small HH tree ― specifically a 2-3 B+ tree (

, so

per index node) with append logs of length 2 ― containing the keys 0-12. Note how a few of the elements remain in the logs (0, 11, 12, 13) ― let’s walk through the insertion of further elements, to develop our intuitions around how the append logs are flushed down the tree.


An Introduction to the Hitchhiker Tree
Figure 4: We get off easily, via a vacancy in the root's log.

First we insert 14, observing that it requires a single write operation on the root node’s log per Figure 4 ― leaving the root’s append log at capacity. Let’s tempt fate and attempt to insert another element, -1:


An Introduction to the Hitchhiker Tree
Figure 5: An insert causes an overflow and flushes the elements down to the leaf nodes.

The root’s append log overflows, and elements 13 and 14 move rightwards, causing another flush per Figure 5 ― triggering their insertion into the data layer of the tree, and a split of the B+ tree’s index node. Critical for the reduction in I/O costs is the fact that the newly inserted element ― -1 ― only migrates to the node on the left, generating a single I/O operation until the append log is filled up.

Query

When querying a Hitchhiker tree, we have to downwardly project unincorporated append log values ― interpolating them in memory after loading the required data nodes. In that sense, the appended values hitchhike with the query operation to their appropriate position. This doesn’t require any additional I/O, only the CPU work of sorting a few elements in the nodes. For range queries, we selectively project downwards only the elements that belong on the relevant path. See theappendix for more detailed information about the complexity of these operations.

Replication

Clojure’s data structures are trivial to structurally hash , and arbitrary data structures may be authenticated without difficulty. We’ve exploited these facts to merkelize (urgh) the Hitchhiker tree, by indirecting parent-child relationships with recursive SHA512 subtree hashes, yielding a write-optimized Merkle B+ tree.

Consequently, index segments (addressed by hash) may be replicated peer-to-peer (e.g. Dat , Bittorrent ), and selectively retrieved by light clients in response to local queries ― database consumers maintain local copies of whatever subset of the indices their queries touch, without losing the ability to authenticate the entire structure, given a trusted root hash.

Conclusion

I hope we’ve explained the Hitchhiker tree’s background sufficiently to communicate its attraction to us as a building block for distributed databases. We believe authenticated, optimized B trees to be a far better choice for high-performance data storage solutions (blockchains, P2P filesystems) than direct materialization of DAGs or chains. If these ideas interest you, or you’re motivated by the composition of clearly-delineated components into surprisingly powerful systems , consider joining us!

Appendix: Asymptotic Costs

It’s perhaps clarifying to discuss complexity in the notation of B ε trees. While a B+ tree has a fanout of

― each node has at least children ― a tree has children (e.g. children for ). Each node has elements:

are navigational pointers while the remainder belong to the append log.

To calculate the amortized insertion cost informally, we can say that we have to flush an element

times to the leaf. On each flush we move elements down to each child. For a detailed explanation see Section 2.2. of Jannen et al. Cost (IO ops) B+ tree HH tree insert/delete query range

Table 1: Comparison of the asymptotic complexity of operations between a B+ tree and a HH tree.

Note that while the query cost increases slightly by

, we can target larger node sizes, as they’re not rewritten as often as is the case for a B+ tree. If we consider as a fixed constant (e.g.

), it’s eliminated from the asymptotic cost expressions and yields the theoretic superiority of a fractal tree.

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Welcome to episode 60 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge.

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First half of our interview (The Bitcoin Game #59)
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-59-dr-adam-back

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter
https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page
http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream
https://blockstream.com

Lightning Network White Paper by Joseph Poon & Thaddeus Dryja
https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

Duplex Micropayment Channels by Christian Decker & Roger Wattenhofer
https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/716b955c130e6c703fac336ea17b1670/duplex-micropayment-channels.pdf

ETHZ (where Christian Decker earned his Bitcoin PhD)
https://www.ethz.ch/de.html

Rusty Russell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Russell

C-Lightning
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning

Liquid
https://blockstream.com/liquid

Liquid Assets
https://blockstream.com/2018/07/02/liquid-issued-assets

Confidential Transactions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

ERC-20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERC-20

Counterparty
https://counterparty.io/docs/faq-xcp

UTXO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unspent_transaction_output

Bulletproofs
https://crypto.stanford.edu/bulletproofshttps://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf

Tether
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)

Proof of Burn
https://www.coinbureau.com/education/proof-of-burn-explained

Public Key vs. Public Address
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3filud/whats_the_difference_between_public_key_and

Lamport Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamport_signature

The Byzantine Generals Problem
https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf

Schnorr Signatures
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature

ECDSA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_Curve_Digital_Signature_Algorithm

Denial-of-Service Attack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

Tor
https://www.torproject.org

Liquid Block Explorer
https://blockstream.com/2018/08/02/accelerating-liquid-adoption-liquid-block-explorer

NBitcoin by Nicolas Dorier
https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/768412/NBitcoin-The-most-complete-Bitcoin-port-Part-Crypt

Green Address Wallet
https://greenaddress.it

KYC Compliance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_your_customer

Paul Sztorc talks about Sidechains, Drivechain, Liquid
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-377-sidechains-drivechains-and-the-apple-store

RootStock
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RootStock

Spark Lightning Wallet by Nadav Ivgi
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/spark-new-gui-lightning-wallet-bitcoin-now-available-download

Lightning Splice-In, Splice Out (and more)
https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/day-2-of-the-chaincode-labs-lightning-residency-669aecab5f16

SPV Wallet
https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Simplified_Payment_Verification

Neutrino Lite Bitcoin Client
https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/blob/master/README.md

Lightning Watchtower
https://www.coindesk.com/laolu-building-watchtower-fight-bitcoin-lightning-fraud/

ABCore by Lawrence Nahum (BTC full node on Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenaddress.abcore

Hardware Wallet
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hardware_wallet


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We are looking for a trainer to provide class room training to 20 university fresh graduates on the following subjects: Digital banking, AI Big data Machine learning Fintech Data Analytics Blockchain... (Budget: min $50000 USD, Jobs: Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Digital Marketing, Machine Learning)
          El 80 de los despachos apuesta por la innovación, pero sólo el 34 la implementa realmente      Cache   Translate Page      
Los principales riesgos de la innovación para los profesionales abarcan la estandarización de la toma de decisiones, la reducción drástica de notarios y registradores provocada por el Blockchain, la ciberseguridad y un uso erróneo de las ventajas tecnológicas.
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Expo 2020, ecco i progetti che stanno trasformando Dubai in una smart city

Dall’utilizzo del Blockchain alle moto-drone per evitare il traffico cittadino. Così gli Emirati puntano sui progetti green e di digitalizzazione della pubblica amministrazione


          Etherparty to Partner with Capiche to Simplify the Distribution of Security Tokens      Cache   Translate Page      

VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian blockchain technology company Etherparty Smart Contracts,Inc.("Etherparty") is excited to announce a partnership with Capiche Capital Technologies Corporation ("Capiche"), an innovative legal tech provider of a web-based platform that...


          Comment on The Blockchain wallet plans a $125M airdrop of Stellar crypto to drive mainstream adoption by Yasin Yigittop      Cache   Translate Page      
Since a blockchain application is still an elusive concept, doing Airdrops is an excellent way to allow the end-user to get acquainted with it. At AirdropAlert, we understand the importance of compliance when doing so, you can not just give away something for free and think the tax agency is going to be ok with it. Inquire for free: yasin@airdropalert.com
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TechCrunch Startup Battlefield returns to Africa next month, and we have an agenda chock-full of interesting panels and our premier startup competition. Joining us in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11 for a couple of those aforementioned panels will be Chris Folayan, the founder and CEO of Mall for Africa; Nichole Yembra, chief financial, risk and […]
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À 56 ans, Jeffrey Berns est devenu multimillionnaire grâce à la vente d’ether, une cryptomonnaie, peu avant son effondrement. L’avocat de formation vient de s’offrir une parcelle de terrain dans le désert du Nevada sur laquelle il projette d’ériger une ville, et pas n’importe laquelle, une cité fonctionnant autour de la technologie de la blockchain. […]

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          Not Too Big to Fail: Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming to an End      Cache   Translate Page      
Facebook Killing Independent News facebook steemit blockchain social mediaSears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes? (FEE) — Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones […]
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Launched earlier this year, Lition is already a licensed energy supplier in Germany with customers in 12 major cities (including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), who currently benefit from a decentralized energy market.

Built on the basis of the Ethereum chain, the Lition market connects consumers directly with energy producers. According to the company's data, currently, more than 700 households in Germany use this decentralized platform to buy energy. In short, Lition is trying to change the way the global energy industry operates, using a concept that is well known to Blockchain fans: "omit unnecessary intermediaries," which will save users money. In the case of households, the energy supplier sells solar or electric energy (or any other) intermediary, often a giant, an international company. Customers then buy energy from this broker. The problem is that in the eyes of the general director of Lition, Richard Lohwasser, international intermediaries have too much influence and do not give users enough choices about what kind of energy they can buy. So the Lition solution is to cut them off completely.

"Our energy exchange connects customers and producers directly. Manufacturers put energy on the stock exchange and then customers can buy it. Usually, buying directly from producers is limited to energy suppliers who are large corporations. We transfer the exchange to the consumer so that consumers can pay for the energy of the type and producer of their choice " - said Lohwasser. According to Lition, it saves customers an average of 20 percent on utility bills and increases plant revenues by up to 30 percent.

Let's now take a look at the ETH/USD technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has made a new local high at the level of $219 after the technical resistance zone between the levels of $214-$216 has been violated. Currently, the market is correcting the up move and the price is trading close to the level of $212.50, just above the technical support at the level of $208. Please notice the clear bearish divergence between the price and the momentum oscillator that indiates a possible deeper pull-back towards the level of $200 - $204.

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          JAVA/BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER - Stoakley-Stewart Consultants - North York, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Musica e Podcast: nasce ForTune, la nuova app per ascoltare la Radio      Cache   Translate Page      

Alcune settimane fa avevamo descritto in un articolo le app più famose per poter ascoltare la radio dallo smartphone, mentre proprio in questi giorni una nuova app sta spopolando sugli smartphone degli appassionati di radio e musica: si chiama ForTune. Ma come funziona e cosa propone?

E' un'applicazione italiana che costruisce un flusso audio continuo, senza le solite e noiose interruzioni. Un misto tra musica e podcast, in base agli interessi specifici dell'utente.

Una volta installata, l'app richiede di inserire i gusti musicali preferiti, scegliendo tra 12 categorie. Dopodiché viene chiesto di effettuare il login su Spotify, di cui occorre avere un account Premium. Così dopo questi passaggi l'app formerà un mix tra podcast e musica in base appunto alle preferenze inserite.

Inoltre è presente anche una sezione News per rimanere sempre aggiornati con le ultime notizie dall'Italia e dal mondo, grazie a due radiogiornali ogni ora.

"Dietro a ForTune c’è un team che da sempre coltiva la propria curiosità e la propria passione per l’audio digitale ascoltando e producendo Podcast. L’elemento che contraddistingue noi ragazzi di ForTune è l’estrema stima e amicizia reciproca (noi lo definiamo “POLIAMMMORE”) che ci permette di lavorare, ogni giorno, con il sorriso stampato sul volto e che ci rende sicuri di poter trasmettere, a voi utenti, tutta la passione che meritate." - scrivono sul sito ufficiale di ForTune.

Il 31 ottobre è stata pubblicata una una serie prodotta proprio dall'azienda che si chiama "La casa nella notte", una serie horror. Poi  è in corso di produzione una serie che si chiama "Trends" che parla di tendenze in vari campi l'intelligenza artificiale, blockchain ed economia.

I produttori di digital audio possono quindi stabilire una relazione con la loro audience, grazie ad un sistema di comunicazione integrato nella piattaforma. Dal punto di vista degli utenti, ForTune offre quindi gratuitamente un flusso personalizzato basato sui loro interessi. Dal punto di vista degli autori, possono vendere pacchetti di podcast di un tema specifico: ForTune condivide i profitti sulle vendite. Un autore può inviare messaggi diretti, popup ed email al suo pubblico estremamente fidelizzato, grazie ad un abbonamento basato sul numero di messaggi inviati.

L'applicazione nostrana è gratuita e al momento disponibile solo per dispositivi Apple ma presto sarà scaricabile anche su telefoni Android. Per abilitare l’ascolto on demand, gli utenti devono sottoscrivere un abbonamento mensile.

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          Разработчик Blockchain планирует раздать токены stellar на 125 млн долларов      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Gartner: Immersive Experiences Among Top Tech Trends for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology IT analyst firm Gartner has named its top 10 trends for 2019, and the “immersive user experience” is on the list, alongside blockchain, quantum computing and seven other drivers influencing how we interact with the world. The annual trend list covers breakout tech with broad impact and tech that could […]
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          VMware Unveils New Blockchain Service      Cache   Translate Page      
One of the new technologies announced on Tuesday by VMware at its VMworld 2018 Europe conference is VMware Blockchain, which aims to provide enterprises a decentralized trust infrastructure based on permissioned blockchain. read more Source link
           Fein participó de la apertura del Silicon Valley Forum      Cache   Translate Page      

Este martes 6, la intendenta Mónica Fein participó junto al gobernador Miguel Lifschitz de la apertura oficial del Silicon Valley Forum, donde a lo largo de dos jornadas dieciséis expertos del icónico polo de innovación tecnológica de California (Estados Unidos) disertarán en la ciudad de Rosario.

En su primer desembarco en Latinoamérica, las Jornadas de Inmersión en AgTech se desarrollarán en los galpones 15 y 17 del Parque Nacional a la Bandera, organizadas por la Municipalidad de Rosario, el Gobierno de Santa Fe, el Consejo Federal de Inversiones y la Revista Chacra.

“Quiero felicitar esta iniciativa porque la ciudad de Rosario, como lo ha demostrado muchas veces, tiene todo para poder encontrar al sector público con el sector privado, y a la tecnología, que es una acción profundamente humana y social, en coordinación con el desarrollo productivo de la ciudad, la provincia y el país”, expresó la intendenta durante sus palabras de bienvenida.

 El acto de apertura también contó con la presencia de la presidenta de la Fundación CEDEF, Mariana Stegagnini; la presidenta y CEO de Silicon Valley Forum, Denyse Cardozo; autoridades nacionales, provinciales y municipales, y representantes de las principales instituciones técnicas y empresarias del sector.

Durante los dos días, productores agropecuarios, innovadores tecnológicos, startups, universidades, instituciones sectoriales, gobiernos y expertos de la industria tendrán la posibilidad de explorar nuevas tecnologías, conectarse y relacionarse con el ecosistema de Silicon Valley con el propósito de vincular y posicionar al sector agroindustrial y de innovación regional con el desarrollo y colaboración continuada.

Los 16 expertos de Silicon Valley que llegarán por primera vez a Latinoamérica con su programa Semillas de Futuro, brindarán sus conocimientos sobre temas de avanzada en la innovación vinculada al agro como el agro digital, big data en la producción de alimentos, blockchain, internet de las cosas, inteligencia artificial, agricultura inteligente, fintech, biotecnología, agricultura celular, entre otros.
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Senior Consultant Transformation Digitale et Cognitive (H/F) Retail Banking & Services Financiers Vous participerez à l'accompagnement de nos clients bancaires, devant relever les défis liés au digital, à l'innovation, à l'efficacité opérationnelle. Vous accompagnez nos clients sur la stratégie, le cadrage et la mise en oeuvre de leur transformation digitale, en intégrant les nouveaux concepts et innovations technologiques liés au digital (Analyse Cognitive, Design Thinking, Internet des Objets, DataLake, Blockchain, Mobile Banking ....). Vous interviendrez également sur la transformation des organisations et la recherche d'efficacité opérationnelle dans la mise en oeuvre des projets de nos clients. Missions principales : Dans le cadre de votre accompagnement sur les projets de transformation de nos clients vous saurez : - Démontrer les enjeux de la transformation digitale auprès d'acteurs clés du secteur bancaire, - Définir les nouveaux parcours client à l'ère du digital, en appliquant les méthodes de type Design Thinking, centrées sur la réponse aux besoins et l'amélioration de l'expérience utilisateurs. - Définir les ambitions et plan de mise en oeuvre sur tout ou partie de la transformation digitale (marketing et ventes, web et mobile banking, digitalisation de l'agence, digitalisation des processus et opérations etc.). - Réaliser des études d'opportunité/faisabilité d'utilisation des nouvelles technologies (Internet des Objets, Blockchain, Social média, Intelligence Artificielle, Big data...) - Accompagner nos clients sur le choix des solutions du marché répondant à leurs ambitions en matière de stratégie digitale (Cognitif, Fintechs, CRM, analytiques et Big Data, applications web ou mobiles etc.). - Définir de nouveaux modèles organisationnels cibles Front-Office to Back-Office dans une optique d'efficacité opérationnelle ; - Analyser les impacts organisationnels et humains et accompagner la transformation. - Piloter les projets découlant des activités précédentes : planning, coût, coordination des contributeurs internes et externes. Par ailleurs, vous serez amené à : - encadrer des consultants juniors et à participer au développement et à l'animation interne de nos équipes. - Contribuer au développement de nos offres dans un environnement international, et la promotion de celles-ci auprès de nos clients.
          Interswitch, Microsoft, Partner to Pioneer Blockchain Technology in Nigeria      Cache   Translate Page      

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Interswitch Group, a Pan-African integrated digital payments and commerce company, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the launch of its innovative blockchain-based supply chain financing service

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          Salesforce Wins Patent Tackling Email Spam With Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Salesforce has won a patent outlining how a blockchain-based platform can be used to prevent spam or other unwanted emails from hitting inboxes.
          BBVA Puts $150 Million Syndicated Loan on Ethereum Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Banking giant BBVA has completed a pilot that put a $150 million syndicated loan for Spain's electrical grid operator on the blockchain.
          O primeiro pagamento em BTM no mundo real para os fretes da SeaRates – instantâneo e mais econômico      Cache   Translate Page      
A blockchain Bytom (BTM) dedica-se a aproximar o mundo atômico e o mundo dos bytes com o objetivo de apoiar a interação de múltiplos ativos. O projeto blockchain sediado em Hangzhou conduziu com sucesso seu primeiro pagamento no mundo real em 22 de outubro de 2018, e também teve sua tecnologia adotada pela maior plataforma […]
          Ecossistema blockchain Cryptaur é apontado como “melhor projeto de e-commerce” em publicações recentes de notícias sobre criptomoedas      Cache   Translate Page      
A empresa blockchain sediada no Chipre Cryptaur tem o prazer de anunciar que foi identificada como uma líder da indústria em artigos recentemente publicados por ABMCrypto, Global Coin Report e CCN. O anúncio chega menos de um ano após o grupo fazer a oferta inicial de moeda (ICO) do token de utilidade Cryptaur (CPT). A Cryptaur […]
          Digitex Futures apresenta sua primeira demonstração ao vivo na Malta Blockchain Summit      Cache   Translate Page      
Uma vez que a Digitex Futures está se preparando para participar da Malta Blockchain Summit nesta semana, onde Todd falará sobre a Plasma e a blockchain Ethereum e seu impacto na exchange Digitex, as delegações terão a chance de assistir à demonstração ao vivo da exchange pela primeira vez. Com a data do lançamento da […]
          Stellar-Coin: Blockchain Luxembourg verschenkt 125 Millionen Dollar in Kryptowährung      Cache   Translate Page      
Es soll das größte Krypto-Werbegeschenk der Geschichte sein: Stellar-Coins im Wert von 125 Millionen Dollar sollen neue Nutzer anlocken. Die Macher haben ein Vorbild: Paypal.
          Nieuw: publieke blockchain voor private bedrijfsdata      Cache   Translate Page      
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Amid Some Questions if It is the Right Technology for the Job, Blockchain Service to be Offered by The Ocean Alliance, Competing with Maersk based TradeLens
          Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data      Cache   Translate Page      

Accounting and consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) has developed a public blockchain network for private business transactions and plans to launch it next year.

Enterprise blockchains typically run on private or permissioned blockchains, which are centrally administered but invitation-only affairs for those using the peer-to-peer, decentralized transactional network.

EY's Ops Chain Public Edition (PE) purports to allow companies to securely transact on a public network based on the Ethereum, open-source blockchain platform. Currently, the public blockchain is only a prototype, EY said.

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          Apliquem les TIC en la cooperació per al desenvolupament i l’ajuda humanitària      Cache   Translate Page      

Apliquem les TIC en la cooperació per al desenvolupament i l’ajuda humanitària

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Jornada sobre l'aplicació de les TIC en l'àmbit de la cooperació al desenvolupament i l'ajuda humanitària
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Apliquem les TIC en la cooperació per al desenvolupament i l’ajuda humanitària

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L’Smart City Week tindrà dijous una jornada dedicada a la cooperació, on les entitats podran treballar per identificar quines son les necessitats i prioritats futures d’inversió en TIC.

L’Agència Catalana de la Cooperació al Desenvolupament i Smart Catalonia, en el marc de la Smart City Week, organitzen una jornada adreçada al sector de la cooperació per al desenvolupament i a l’ajuda humanitària. Aquesta jornada es celebrarà el dijous 8 de novembre a partir de les 9h a Ca l’Alier - Centre d’Innovació Urbana (c/ Pere IV 362, Barcelona).

La jornada comptarà amb una sèrie de ponents que oferiran una perspectiva de present i futur sobre com les TIC poden ajudar a resoldre alguns reptes com la seguretat en les comunicacions i les transaccions, el finançament de les entitats, la gestió col·laborativa o la millora de la relació amb la base social, entre d’altres.

El programa de la jornada compta amb ponents com Tomàs Roy, expert en ciberseguretat, Marc Rocas (raay.tech) que parlarà sobre ‘blockchain’ aplicat a la cooperació, Pedro Álvarez (eltercer.net) que parlarà sobre com les TIC poden ajudar a connectar la base social de les entitats o Oriol Alsina (consultor en ‘fundraising’) que explicarà com posar la tecnologia al servei del finançament.

El punt fort de la jornada serà la sessió de treball amb entitats, que permetrà identificar necessitats i prioritats en el desplegament de les TIC al sector de la cooperació per al desenvolupament i l’ajuda humanitària.

Si voleu participar en aquesta jornada, encara us podeu inscriure o trobar més informació sobre la jornada i la Smart City Week.

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We want to build a simple trading platform using node.js, react, digital ocean. Some of the API's we use are Trading View, Twilio, Memberpress, Etc. (Budget: $1500 - $3000 USD, Jobs: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Javascript, node.js, PHP)
          Sărbătoarea internaţională a Ştiinţei 2018 - la Institutul Francez       Cache   Translate Page      
Monede virtuale care subminează sistemele financiare tradiţionale şi puterea statelor, oameni în slujba unor roboţi perfizi, felurite teorii ale conspiraţiei sunt numai câteva dintre "ofertele" Sărbătorii internaţionale a Ştiinţei, care va avea loc în perioada 12 - 16 noiembrie, la Institutul Francez din Bucureşti. Organizată în premieră în 1992, la iniţiativa Ministerului francez al Învăţământului superior, al Cercetării şi al Inovaţiei, Sărbătoarea Ştiinţei urmăreşte să determine publicul larg, tânăr şi mai puţin tânăr, să privească spre viitorul apropiat cu creativitate şi curiozitate. Evenimentul propune felurite instrumente de cunoaştere pentru a înţelege mai bine mediul în care trăim, facilitează accesul la informaţia ştiinţifică şi ajută publicul să conştientizeze importanţa cercetării şi a rezultatelor sale. Anul acesta, Sărbătoarea Ştiinţei aduce împreună cercetătorii şi publicul în jurul a mai multe subiecte de actualitate sensibile, de discutat pe faţă, fără idei preconcepute, a informat un comunicat al Institutului Francez. Astfel luni, 12 noiembrie, la Sala Elvire Popesco a Institutului Francez din Bucureşti va avea loc proiecţia filmului "The Big Short/Brokerii apocalipsei" urmată de un dialog cu publicul, cu participarea lui Joelle Toledano, profesor emerit de Economie la Universitatea Paris Dauphine, preşedinta grupului de lucru Miza blockchain, şi a lui Constantin Rudniţchi, jurnalist economic la RFI România. La data de 13 noiembrie va urma masă rotundă "Criptomonede, mize şi perspective", cu participarea lui Joelle Toledano, profesor emerit de Economie la Universitatea Paris Dauphine şi preşedinta grupului de lucru Miza blockchain, Vlad Nistor, CEO şi fondator al companiei CoinFlux, Gregoire Vigroux, vice-preşedinte pentru Europa, Marketing şi Corporate Communications la TELUS International, Mirel Bran, jurnalist la RFI România şi corespondent al ziarului Le Monde. Atrium-ul Institutului Francez din Bucureşti va găzdui miercuri, 14 noiembrie, Conferinţa "Omul sub supravegherea robotului", de Nathalie Nevejans, conferenţiar universitar doctor în drept privat la Facultatea de drept de la Douai, membră a Centrului de cercetare în drept, etică şi proceduri şi membră a COMET, Comitetul de etică al CNRS (Centrul Naţional de Cercetare Ştiinţifică din Franţa). În cadrul acesteia se va vorbi despre afacerea Edward Snowden, cel care a dezvăluit lumii întregi că fiecare dintre noi eram spionaţi de NSA - exemplul citat frecvent ori de câte ori se vorbeşte de supravegherea oamenilor. Joi 15 noiembrie, va avea loc Conferinţa "Impactul juridic şi etic al dezvoltării inteligenţei artificiale", de Nathalie Nevejans, conferenţiar universitar doctor în drept privat la Facultatea de drept de la Douai, membră a Centrului de cercetare în drept, etică şi proceduri şi membră a COMET, Comitetul de etică al CNRS (Centrul Naţional de Cercetare Ştiinţifică din Franţa). Cu ocazia Sărbătorii Ştiinţei 2018, Mediateca Institutului Francez din Bucureşti va găzdui un Escape Game la care sunt aşteptaţi mici si mari de toate vârstele. Toţi cei curioşi sunt invitaţi să se implice direct în această experienţă originală, o anchetă de proporţii, mix irezistibil de ştiinţă şi anchetă poliţistă. Informaţii în timp real pot fi accesate pe https://www.facebook.com/events/352466412188656/ AGERPRES/(A-autor: Cătălina Matei, editor: Mihai Simionescu; editor online: Magdalena Tănăsescu)
          Gateway to Africa: Kingsland Partners With Legacy Capital to Offer Blockchain Developer Training in Mauritius      Cache   Translate Page      

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingsland University today announced their partnership with Legacy Capital to deliver Kingsland's internationally recognized Blockchain Developer courses in Mauritius. Legacy Capital is a fintech management consultancy specializing in bringing unique...


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          “Startplatz” Cologne, Germany to Host Crypto-Rockstars’ Blockchain Conference      Cache   Translate Page      
The Crypto-Rockstars Conference explores the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by blockchain technology and the various opportunities that are emerging from this technology.
          #CryptoCorner: XRP Surges as Crypto Climb Continues, Bitmain Announces Release of Next Gen ASICs, Bitfury Concludes $80 Million Funding Round      Cache   Translate Page      
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - November 6, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news, in partnership with Fit Pay, Inc.'s (subsidiary of NXT-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) crypto payment tech, Flip and the Genesis Exchange and Wallet App bring you today's edition of the Crypto Corner podcast and commentary on what's driving the cryptocurrency market.
          Blog Post: LexisNexis InfoPro Weekly Update, November 8, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Keeping Current New Shepard’s® visualization tool integrated into search results on the Lexis Advance® service New publications added to Lexis Advance news content Practice Insights Newsletter from the Lexis Practice Advisor® service Literature & Reference Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: News and Scientific Materials—more precise results with improved filter labels ABA TECHREPORT on budgeting and planning, with more to come Training & Webinars Lexis Advance® Librarian Webinar Series—Fall 2018 :        LexisNexis® Post-AALL Highlights Librarian Update Webinar              (View Recording)        Lexis Advance® – Custom Pages (View Recording)        News Research in an Era of ‘Fake News’ , December 5   REGISTER NOW Additional webinars and CLEs that may be of interest to you and others in your organization. Please share links:        Blockchain and Algorithms: Antitrust in the Digital Age (View Recording)        Patent Drafting Best Practices – Latest Trends and Real World Realities (View Recording)        What You Need To Know About The Music Modernization Act             November 15   REGISTER NOW        Seven Sure-Fire Tips For Winning The Summary Judgment Game             November 29   REGISTER NOW
          #CryptoCorner: Market Sees Steady Climb, China's Central Bank to Crack Down on Crypto Airdrops, SEC to Release "Plain English" ICO Guidelines and Ripple to Open Office in Dubai      Cache   Translate Page      
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - November 5, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news, in partnership with Fit Pay, Inc.'s (subsidiary of NXT-ID (NASDAQ: NXTD) crypto payment tech, Flip and the Genesis Exchange and Wallet App bring you today's edition of the Crypto Corner podcast and commentary on what's driving the cryptocurrency market.
          Blocktech launches partnership with French University of Armenia to research cryptoeconomics and curation markets      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blocktech, the New York-based blockchain technologies company, and the French University of Armenia (UFAR) have announced that they are partnering to launch Armenia's first academic Blockchain Lab. The lab will conduct interdisciplinary research into ...


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Được áp dụng công nghệ Blockchain (chuỗi khối), sàn thương mại điện tử www.gcaeco.vn dành riêng cho các sản phẩm nông nghiệp, thực phẩm, thủy hải sản sạch vừa được ra mắt sáng nay (7/11) tại Hà Nội.
          Planetary Resources Acquired By Blockhain Company      Cache   Translate Page      
Redmond-based Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining and space probe developer, has been acquired by ConsenSys, a Blockchain "venture production studio", the companies said last week.... (more)
          Комментарий к записи Магнетрон и СВЧ-пушка (Brentagock)      Cache   Translate Page      
If you think crypto-currencies are the long term this has not been a good week. The price of Ethereum, Bitcoin's principal rival and "the potential of crypto" not so extended ago, has lurched at any time reduce and is now eighty% under its peak. Meanwhile, US regulators have acted against companies associated in crypto-currencies and initial coin choices (ICOs) - schemes to develop new coins. But hope springs everlasting, and in recent days equally a London art gallery and a Scottish resort have contacted me about ideas to let their customers to spend with crypto-currencies. So on this week's Tech Tent we discussion this issue: has crypto-forex peaked or do its greatest times lie ahead? We invited David Gerard, author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, a quite sceptical consider on the crypto landscape, to debate with Christopher Shake, the director of that London gallery, The Property of Fantastic Artwork. Podcast obtainable now Stream or down load the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen dwell every Friday at fifteen:00 BST on the BBC Globe Services The gallery's press release experienced boasted that it was about to run "the quite first artwork exhibition only offered via crypto-forex". By the time Mr Shake arrived in our studio that experienced modified somewhat - clients would be encouraged to get the five hundred functions in the October exhibition in Bitcoin or a selection of other digital currencies but if they desired to use good old-fashioned dollars or lbs, this kind of payment would be acknowledged. "Our principal purpose is to support and advertise our artists," he says. But as a crypto-forex fanatic, he points out that there is also problem he would like to solve: folks sitting down on large crypto belongings are not capable to devote them. "If a lot of merchants do leap on and settle for crypto-currencies, that will include self-confidence to the market," he points out. But David Gerard claims items are shifting in the reverse direction - less merchants are accepting crypto-currencies due to the fact they are so volatile and the promise of easy cost-cost-free transactions has proved illusory. He claims several remaining during the 2017 Bitcoin bubble. "You could not have confidence in it for volatility, you could not have confidence in it due to the fact transactions had been gradual and frequently didn't go by way of at all. It really wrecked the use-case for the basic service provider acceptance of cryptos." The Bank of EnglandImage copyrightGETTY Photos Impression caption The banking establishment has not been rocked by crypto-currencies in the way some anticipated He sums up his view of the complete crypto industry: "It truly is not actually really exciting or shiny any a lot more." But Christopher Shake sees it very in a different way. He claims that everybody from Goldman Sachs to Amazon and Facebook is now moving into crypto-currencies - one thing David Gerard suggests just just isn't the case - and he believes it is an idea whose time has come. "It is sticking around due to the fact it has value. It is sticking around since it's a excellent technological innovation, and that's why establishments are getting into it." But for all his reservations, David Gerard does not assume Bitcoin in distinct to disappear in a hurry. "Bitcoin has expended its whole existence lurching from disaster to disaster, any of which would have killed a sane monetary instrument," he says. "But Bitcoin is far more of a powerful cultist advocate issue for people who are into it." His forecast is that crypto-currency will slowly turn into a lot more regulated and normalised - a relatively various eyesight from that of the early Bitcoin advocates, who noticed it smashing the method and producing central financial institutions and governments irrelevant. Also on this programme, we look at Apple's new overall health-focused Observe and question no matter whether doctors will be flooded with sufferers anxious about what its ECG check is telling them. And we get two opposing views on no matter whether the EU's proposed new copyright legislation is good for artists or will guide to a censored internet. A lot more about technological innovation: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/887425328068743168
          Stellar lanza airdrop de $125 millones de dólares para usuarios de monedero Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Largest airdrop in crypto history: $125 million Blockchain.com XLM giveaway      Cache   Translate Page      
Learn how to get your free money, plus why it's free and what makes it money.
          How the maker of mobile hit Game of War unpivoted itself      Cache   Translate Page      

After venturing into the Internet of Things and blockchain technology, MZ (formerly Machine Zone) is all about games again.

Even if you’ve never heard of MZ or played its games, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some of the company’s work.

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          Tech firm launches blockchain platform      Cache   Translate Page      
Digital Ventures has launched its B.VER (Blockchain Solution for Academic Document Verification) to allow educational institutions and organisations to verify transcripts online via the blockchain platform on a real-time basis for the first time in Thailand.
          Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)      Cache   Translate Page      

Wafcoin (WA) Token Trading Platform provides users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. In order to allow Wafcoin trading platform to compete in the global trading market and gain more user consensus, the platform now launches the Global Ecological Plan (GEP).

 

The GEP will focus on market investors, miners, project parties, trading users, social media and other partners, we will also consider the application ecological scenarios such as project incubation and community matrix to realize the diversified layout and investment value of the platform token WA.

 

As we all know, ecology represents the top-level design of the future, and will be the ultimate format of the future blockchain industry. For the industry leader Wafcoin, it is our mission and responsibility to build a top-level ecosystem. At the meantime, for a token trading platform, the potential behind it is even more unlimited.

 

This ecosystem not only revitalizes the users of the platform itself, but also attracts investors with diversified services, the project parties and regular users to participate in the WA ecosystem, which promotes more energy and business value in the entire ecosystem.

 

Application of Token Ecology

With regards to the applications of commercial and civilian use in a large scale, Token Ecology of blockchain has gradually entered into the traditional and innovative combined Internet technology enterprises.

 

For example, in November 2016, Wal-Mart announced a partnership with IBM to use blockchain technology to obtain food traceability information.

 

In February 2018, Unilever partnered with IBM to design the first blockchain solution for media purchases.

 

In August 2018, Maersk Group, the world's largest shipping company, partnered with IBM to develop a blockchain transportation solution - TradeLens. Tradelens used the blockchain as the basis for the digital supply chain and is expected to be fully available by the end of 2018.


          Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)      Cache   Translate Page      

Wafcoin launches the Global Ecological Plan(GEP)

 

Our vision

 

Wafcoin (WA) Token Trading Platform provides global users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. In order to allow Wafcoin's trading platform to compete in the global trading market and gain more user consensus, the platform now launches the Global Ecological Plan.

 

There are variable fee collection rules for digital asset trading platforms while Wafcoin token trading platform is providing users with secure, transparent, stable and efficient blockchain token trading services. The platform is aiming to build the world's first blockchain token eco-transaction and co-governance platform, a user-owned platform for blockchain ecological value sharing! Wafcoin adopts the world's first mining model with funding, allowing users to enter into a new digital asset trading field with zero risk!

 

Our advantage

 

  • Financial-level distributed cluster architecture
  • More than 200 million-level matching algorithm
  • Bank-level security encryption and ODAT offline acceleration
  • Multi-signature hot and cold wallet isolation technology

All of the above is to ensure the high reliability, high performance and strong security of the token platform.

 

Problems solved

  • High cost of new projects
  • Long trading hours
  • Unfair distribution of benefits
  • Financial security

 

 

Our 7 core values

  • Value sharing
  • Autonomous
  • Co-governance
  • Empowerment
  • Safety
  • Decentralized management
  • Distributed management

Our 5 major contents

1. Registered mining with capital

2. Dividends of registration invitation

3. Dividends of holding WA

4. The platform ecology is only a gift and not for sale; people with platform ecology will enjoy a good return.

5. Outstanding rewards for the platform's outstanding contributors

 


          Ripple’s Chris Larsen Makes Strategic Investment in David Chaum’s New Crypto Project Elixxir      Cache   Translate Page      

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Ripple’s Chris Larsen Makes Strategic Investment in David Chaum’s New Crypto Project Elixxir

Elixxir, a new blockchain launched by David Chaum, has announced a strategic investment round from outstanding figures of the blockchain world, including Ripple’s Chris Larsen.

Ripple’s Chris Larsen Makes Strategic Investment in David Chaum’s New Crypto Project Elixxir


          Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 llega con protección total de Microsoft Office 365      Cache   Translate Page      
Otra de sus novedades es el servicio Acronis Notary Cloud basado en ‘blockchain’, que habilita la certificación y la firma digital de datos.
          BlockChain Developer - TECHNICA CORPORATION - Dulles, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Technica Corporation is seeking an experienced. Blockchain Developer who has solid expertise in system....
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          Wayra Madrid crea su Co-Investment Day para startups maduras      Cache   Translate Page      

Wayra Madrid acaba de crear su Co-Investment Day, que consiste en una jornada abierta destinada para startups maduras y en fase de crecimiento enfocadas en IoT, ciberseguridad y blockchain que buscan financiación. Wayra Madrid, el acelerador de innovación abierta de Telefónica,  ha impulsado conjuntamente con Adara Ventures, Bullnet Capital, Nauta Capital y el fondo israelí Swanlaab la nueva convocatoria …

La entrada Wayra Madrid crea su Co-Investment Day para startups maduras aparece primero en MuyPymes


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          The Institutes RiskBlock™ Alliance to Lead New ACORD Standards Project...      Cache   Translate Page      

New standards and guidelines will help the insurance industry consistently leverage blockchain technology to improve the customer experience.

(PRWeb November 07, 2018)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_institutes_riskblock_alliance_to_lead_new_acord_standards_project_group_to_develop_blockchain_adoption_standards_for_insurance_industry/prweb15899062.htm


          Central bank research unit says blockchain, cryptocurrencies not a threat      Cache   Translate Page      
PBoC research unit says cryptocurrencies can't replace legal currency but says government supervision still needed.
          European Startups Select IBM Cloud to Drive Innovation      Cache   Translate Page      

BLED, Slovenia, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At its THINK South East Europe conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced momentum of its cloud solutions among European startups. Several companies in the region have turned to the IBM Cloud for AI, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT)...


          The Global Blockchain Market is Expected to Grow Rapidly in the Coming Years      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, November 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data compiled by MarketsandMarkets, the global blockchain market was valued at USD 411.5 Million in 2017 and is projected to grow to USD 7.68 Billion in 2022. It is also projected to register a CAGR of 79.6%. The industry is growing...


          AssetSonar Using Blockchain Technology to Further Secure IT Asset Data      Cache   Translate Page      

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AssetSonar has integrated blockchain technology into its IT asset management ecosystem for improved data access protection. Since data is the new currency in the digital world, it has become increasingly more vulnerable to exploitation. This...


          Blockchain And The Future of Voting      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Congresso Cibjo 2018: approvvigionamenti sempre più responsabili. Allo studio uno strumento per definire il Dna del Corallo      Cache   Translate Page      
Diamante sintetico, nuove linee guida e una commissione ad hoc per l’approvvigionamento responsabile, innovative modalità di certificazione della provenienza del corallo, il diffondersi della tecnologia “blockchain” che consente di risalire in modo preciso e inequivocabile all’origine di un metallo o di una pietra: questi alcuni dei temi dibattuti all’ultimo Congresso mondiale della Cibjo che si […]
          Red Eléctrica firma un crédito sindicado por 150 millones basado en blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Red Eléctrica ha firmado el primer crédito sindicado multidivisa del mundo basado en tecnología blockchain, que consiste en un préstamo por importe de 150 millones con tres entidades bancarias, BBVA, BNP y MUFG, ha informado hoy la compañía. Leer
          MINDEX, GMEX Group and HYBSE Join Forces to Launch the First Blockchain Securities Exchange in Mauritius      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Armenia to welcome its first academic Blockchain Lab      Cache   Translate Page      
Blocktech, the New York-based blockchain technologies company, and the French University of Armenia (UFAR) are partnering.
          Blockchain Firm Upgrades App in Quest to Reduce Fatal Air Accidents      Cache   Translate Page      

A fledgling blockchain-based company which aims to improve flight safety is gearing up to launch an upgraded version of its app for pilots – software that has been designed to replace the old-fashioned paper logbooks currently used by aviation enthusiasts and professionals. Aeron estimates that 57 percent of aviation accidents can be attributed to human […]

Post source: Blockchain Firm Upgrades App in Quest to Reduce Fatal Air Accidents

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          Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800      Cache   Translate Page      

Bitcoin Press Release: The first blockchain PR agency in the world, Bitcoin PR Buzz has reduced package prices, expanded its media outreach capabilities and upgraded its services. November 7th, 2018, Belize City, Belize – As the original Bitcoin PR agency with over 4 years experience and over 600 clients, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with […]

Post source: Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800

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          BBVA Leads Blockchain-Based Syndicated Loan of $150 Million with BNP Paribas and MUFG      Cache   Translate Page      

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has carried out a blockchain-based syndicated loan of $150 million, U.K.-based global financial news agency Finextra reports Wednesday, Nov. 7. The syndicated bank transaction has been conducted on a private blockchain network through a group of three funding banks including French banking group BNP Paribas, Japan’s […]

Post source: BBVA Leads Blockchain-Based Syndicated Loan of $150 Million with BNP Paribas and MUFG

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          Iconium Holds First Close of €5M Capital Increase      Cache   Translate Page      

Iconium, a Milan, Italy-based blockchain focused investment company, held the first close of its €5m capital increase. Backers included unnamed entrpreneurs, private equity firms and finance managers. Co-founded in 2018 by Fabio Pezzotti, Luciano Serra, Thomas Baggio, Marco Costa and Antonio Chiarello, Iconium selects and invests in Blockchain-and Cryptocurrency-driven projects and Initial Coin offerings (ICOs) […]

The post Iconium Holds First Close of €5M Capital Increase appeared first on FinSMEs.


          Pro-Bitcoin Congressman Jared Polis is Colorado’s New Governor      Cache   Translate Page      

U.S. Representative Jared Polis, known for his favorable attitudes towards cryptocurrency and blockchain, will become Colorado’s next governor after defeating Walker Stapleton. U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), who has made headlines for his pro-cryptocurrency and blockchain stances, has defeated Colorado state Treasurer Walker Stapleton to become the new governor. Governor-elect Polis has become well-known across […]

Post source: Pro-Bitcoin Congressman Jared Polis is Colorado’s New Governor

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          BlockChain Developer - TECHNICA CORPORATION - Dulles, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Technica Corporation is seeking an experienced. Blockchain Developer who has solid expertise in system....
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          Article: Seth James Nielson on Blockchain Technology for Data Governance      Cache   Translate Page      

Seth James Nielson recently hosted a tutorial workshop at Data Architecture Summit 2018 Conference about Blockchain technology and its impact on data architecture and data governance.

By Srini Penchikala, Seth James Nielson
           - Bitfury wird zum europäischen Blockchain-Schwergewicht      Cache   Translate Page      
In einer neuen Kapitalrunde sammelt Bitfury insgesamt 80 Millionen US-Dollar von einer Vielzahl an Investoren ein. Unter den Geldgebern ist auch Galaxy Digital von Krypto-Urgestein Mike Novogratz.
           - Coupecoin, SHADE Token und Co: Die Tops und Flops des Blockchain-Marktes am Mittwoch      Cache   Translate Page      
Die Topliste der größten Kryptowährungen nach Marktkapitalisierung zeigt an diesem Mittwoch neue Gewinner und Verlierer.
          HTC Exodus 1 Specs and Price      Cache   Translate Page      
HTC Exodus 1

HTC introduces its first blockchain smartphone and joins the likes of Sikur Phone in the league of Android phones that offer maximum security for blockchain users majorly cryptocurrency merchant. The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone that promises optimum security than what your average smartphone offers. Essentially, the smartphone is still very much a high-end smartphone […]

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          Atomic Union Fund: A world-first "co-market-making fund"      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As an emerging and already key player in the fast-growing cryptocurrency market, Atomic Capital is a leading fund that specializes in the high-tech investment and blockchain industries. With a sophisticated strategic portfolio that includes Ripple,...


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          Public Blockchains for Private Business Data      Cache   Translate Page      
Blockchains as a service?  Would get them more commonly used and understood.  More detail about the direction at the link.  Privacy of data is being emphasized.

Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data
Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data. .... 
             
By Lucas Mearian
Senior Reporter, Computerworld ... "


          Blockchain-based Privacy-Preserving Charging Coordination Mechanism for Energy Storage Units. (arXiv:1811.02001v1 [cs.CR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Mohamed Baza, Mahmoud Nabil, Muhammad Ismail, Mohamed Mahmoud, Erchin Serpedin, Mohammad Rahman

Energy storage units (ESUs) enable several attractive features of modern smart grids such as enhanced grid resilience, effective demand response, and reduced bills. However, uncoordinated charging of ESUs stresses the power system and can lead to mass blackout. On the other hand, existing charging coordination mechanisms suffer from several limitations. First, the need for a central charging controller (CC) presents a single point of failure that jeopardizes the effectiveness of the charging coordination. Second, existing mechanisms overlook privacy concerns of the involved customers. To address these limitations, in this paper, we leverage the blockchain and smart contracts to build a decentralized charging coordination mechanism without the need for centralized charging coordinator. After each ESU sends a charging request to the smart contract address on the blockchain, the smart contract will run the charging coordination mechanism in a self-executed manner such that ESUs with the highest priority are charged in the present time slot while charging requests of lower priority ESUs are deferred to future time slots. We have implemented the proposed mechanism on the Ethereum blockchain and our analysis shows that the blockchain enables a decentralized charging coordination with increased transparency, reliability, and privacy preservation.


          Reimagining The Future Of Finance With Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Finance teams must gain a strong grasp and understanding of the concept behind blockchain so that they are prepared to embrace it when the time is right.
          Blockchain based Proxy Re-Encryption Scheme for Secure IoT Data Sharing. (arXiv:1811.02276v1 [cs.CR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Ahsan Manzoor, Madhsanka Liyanage, An Braeken, Salil S. Kanhere, Mika Ylianttila

Data is central to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Most of the current IoT systems are using centralized cloud-based data sharing systems, which will be difficult to scale up to meet the demands of future IoT systems. Involvement of such third-party service provider requires also trust from both sensor owner and sensor data user. Moreover, the fees need to be paid for their services. To tackle both the scalability and trust issues and to automatize the payments, this paper presents a blockchain based proxy re-encryption scheme. The system stores the IoT data in a distributed cloud after encryption. To share the collected IoT data, the system establishes runtime dynamic smart contracts between the sensor and data user without the involvement of a trusted third party. It also uses a very efficient proxy re-encryption scheme which allows that the data is only visible by the owner and the person present in the smart contract. This novel combination of smart contracts with proxy re-encryption provides an efficient, fast and secure platform for storing, trading and managing of sensor data. The proposed system is implemented in an Ethereum based testbed to analyze the performance and the security properties.


          Doctor Web : rapport viral du mois d'octobre 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

le 31 octobre 2018

En octobre, Doctor Web a publié les résultats d’une enquête sur l'activité d'un pirate. Le nombre de victimes de cet escroc a dépassé 10 000 personnes qui ont perdu au total au moins 24 000 $.

Egalement en octobre, un envoi massif de messages menaçant les utilisateurs de compromettre leurs données personnelles ont été envoyés afin de leur extorquer de l'argent. Il semble que des bases de données contenant des identifiants dont des adresses email et des mots de passe soient tombées entre les mains de cybercriminels. Les messages envoyés disaient que les pirates possédaient le mot de passe de la victime et qu'ils avaient installé un programme malveillant sur son ordinateur. Pour que la vie privée de la victime ne soit pas rendue publique, ils demandaient une rançon en Bitcoin équivalente à un montant compris entre 500 et 850 $.

Plusieurs porte-monnaies bitcoin ont été utilisés et selon les informations publiées sur le site blockchain.com, plusieurs personnes ont été dupées.

#drweb

Ce type d'extorsion devient de plus en plus populaire parmi les cybercriminels. Ils envoient massivement des messages avec diverses menaces, mais avec un nombre limité de combinaisons d’adresses e-mail et de mots de passe. Aucun virus ni Trojan n'a été utilisé pour extorquer des fonds, les utilisateurs pouvaient donc modifier leurs mots de passe pour sécuriser de nouveau leurs données.

Les tendances principales du mois d'octobre

  • Etude de l’activité d'un escroc réseau
  • Envois massifs de spam

Menace du mois

Les experts de Doctor Web ont mené une enquête approfondie sur l’activité d’un pirate, dont les résultats ont été partagés avec nos lecteurs en octobre dernier. Le pirate, qui se cachait derrière les pseudos Investimer, Hyipblock et Mmpower, a utilisé un large éventail de programmes malveillants, notamment des stealers, téléchargeurs, backdoors et Trojan miner avec un module embarqué remplaçant le contenu du presse-papiers.

Ce criminel s’est spécialisé dans la fraude à la cryptomonnaie. Il a utilisé une très large gamme de méthodes : faux sites de bourses opérant avec des cryptomonnaies, fermes à bitcoin, programmes partenaires de paiement pour la consultation de publicités et loteries en ligne.

#drweb

Dans l'ensemble, le schéma utilisé par ce criminel est le suivant. Une victime potentielle est attirée par différentes techniques sur un site frauduleux où elle doit télécharger un programme client pour pouvoir utiliser les fonctionnalités du site. Mais à la place d'un programme client, la victime télécharge un Trojan qui installe sur l'ordinateur d'autres malwares sur commande du pirate. Ces programmes (surtout les chevaux de Troie dits Stealers) volent depuis les ordinateurs contaminés des informations confidentielles qui sont utilisées plus tard pour voler de la crypto-monnaie ainsi que de l'argent que la victime garde dans différents systèmes de paiement électroniques.

Les analystes de Doctor Web estiment que le nombre d’utilisateurs affectés par les activités illicites d'Investimer dépasse 10 000 personnes. Le dommage causé par ce malfaiteur est estimé à plus de 23 000 dollars américains auxquels il faut ajouter plus de 182 000 Dogecoin, l’équivalent de 900 $ au taux de change actuel. Pour plus d'information, consultez l'article publié sur notre site.

Données des serveurs de statistiques de Doctor Web

Données des serveurs de statistiques de Doctor Web #drweb

JS.BtcMine
Scénarios en JavaScript conçus pour effectuer discrètement du mining.
Trojan.SpyBot.699
Trojan espion destiné à intercepter les frappes clavier sur les dispositifs contaminés, exécuter les commandes reçues et voler des informations confidentielles.
Trojan.Starter.7394
Son objectif principal consiste à lancer dans le système contaminé un fichier exécutable avec un jeu spécifique de fonctions malveillantes.
Trojan.Encoder.11432
Ver-ransomware également connu sous le nom de WannaCry.

Statistiques relatives aux programmes malveillants détectés dans le trafic email

Statistiques relatives aux programmes malveillants détectés dans le trafic email #drweb

JS.BtcMine
Scénarios en JavaScript conçus pour effectuer discrètement du mining.
W97M.DownLoader
Famille de Trojans Downloader qui exploitent les vulnérabilités des applications Office. Ils sont conçus pour télécharger d'autres logiciels malveillants sur l'ordinateur infecté.
Trojan.Encoder.26375
Trojans-Extorqueur qui chiffre les fichiers de l'ordinateur infecté puis extorque de l'argent pour les déchiffrer.
Trojan.PWS.Stealer
Famille de Trojans conçus pour voler des mots de passe et d'autres données confidentielles.
Trojan.SpyBot.699
Trojan espion destiné à intercepter les frappes clavier sur les dispositifs contaminés, exécuter les commandes reçues et voler des informations confidentielles.

Ransomwares à chiffrement

Ransomwares à chiffrement #drweb

Au mois d'octobre, le Support technique de Doctor Web a reçu de nombreuses requêtes d’utilisateurs touchés par les modifications suivantes de Trojans Encoders :

Sites dangereux

Au cours du mois d'octobre 2018, la base de sites non recommandés par Dr.Web s’est enrichie de 156 188 adresses Internet.

Septembre 2018Octobre 2018Evolution
+ 271 605+ 156 188- 42.49%

Logiciels malveillants et indésirables ciblant les appareils mobiles

Au début du mois, les bases virales Dr.Web se sont enrichies d'une entrée pour la détection du Trojan bancaire Android BankBot.1781 . Il est capable de télécharger et d’exécuter des modules auxiliaires et de compiler et d’exécuter du code reçu des pirates et écrit en langage C#. Des Trojans ont été détectés par les analystes de Doctor Web sur le catalogue officiel des applications Android, dont les programmes malveillants Android.FakeApp.125 et Android.Click.245.origin qui téléchargeaient et affichaient des sites frauduleux.

À la fin du mois, les Trojans downloaders Android.DownLoader.818.origin et Android.DownLoader.819.origin ont également été détectés sur Google Play. Ils téléchargeaient d'autres Trojans Android et tentaient de les installer sur les appareils mobiles. De plus, les analystes ont étudié les applications malveillantes Android.RemoteCode.192.origin et Android.RemoteCode.193.origin qui ont été diffusées sous le couvert d'un logiciel inoffensif. Les Trojans affichaient des publicités et pouvaient télécharger des modules auxiliaires et ouvrir des vidéos publiées par les pirates sur YouTube. Ainsi, ils trichaient sur les résultats des compteurs et augmentaient la popularité des vidéos.

Les événements les plus importants relatifs à la sécurité des appareils mobile du mois d'octobre sont :

  • détection d’applications malveillantes sur Google Play;
  • propagation d'un Trojan bancaire capable de compiler et d'exécuter un code malveillant à la volée.

Pour plus d'infos sur les menaces ayant ciblé les appareils mobiles en octobre, consultez notre rapport.


          Architecture of Distributed Data Storage for Astroparticle Physics. (arXiv:1811.02403v1 [cs.DC])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Alexander Kryukov, Andrey Demichev

For the successful development of the astrophysics and, accordingly, for obtaining more complete knowledge of the Universe, it is extremely important to combine and comprehensively analyze information of various types (e.g., about charged cosmic particles, gamma rays, neutrinos, etc.) obtained by using divers large-scale experimental setups located throughout the world. It is obvious that all kinds of activities must be performed continually across all stages of the data life cycle to help support effective data management, in particular, the collection and storage of data, its processing and analysis, refining the physical model, making preparations for publication, and data reprocessing taking refinement into account. In this paper we present a general approach to construction and the architecture of a system to be able to collect, store, and provide users' access to astrophysical data. We also suggest a new approach to the construction of a metadata registry based on the blockchain technology.


          How the maker of mobile hit Game of War unpivoted itself      Cache   Translate Page      

Even if you’ve never heard of MZ or played its games, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some of the company’s work.

Originally called Addmired, then Machine Zone, and eventually just MZ, the studio has poured tens of millions of dollars into TV commercials for Game of War: Fire Age and Mobile Strike, including Super Bowl ads with Kate Upton in 2015 and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2017. Outside of TV, Game of War’s screaming soldier mascot has become a digital advertising staple, and an advertisement about a supposedly legendary Game of War player took on a life of its own last year as an internet meme.

But for much of the last two years, MZ has seemed more interested in technology than games, announcing forays into the Internet of Things business and blockchain technology. Meanwhile, the company has pulled back its marketing for Game of War: Fire Age and Mobile Strike, instead putting its promotional energy into Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, which launched in mid-2017. While that game has done well on iOS and Android, the metrics firm Sensor Tower says it hasn’t reached the heights of its predecessors, and its revenues may have already peaked.

All of this led to a leadership change in June, when MZ’s board of directors replaced CEO Gabriel Leydon with Kristen Dumont, who had been COO. Although Leydon had insisted for years that MZ was really a technology company, Dumont says that obsession eventually caused the company to lose its way. She says that her job is to refocus MZ on its gaming roots and win back the confidence of players, investors, and employees.

“The company image and culture became a mirror of Gabe,” Dumont told me in her first interview as MZ’s CEO. “When anybody talked about Machine Zone, it was intertwined with Gabe’s opinions, and Gabe’s personality quirks, rather than the company being about our people, our products, and our players. That’s what should define [MZ].”

Mobile multiplayer without the spam

Before becoming Machine Zone’s COO in 2015, Dumont had spent roughly two decades as an attorney, providing legal advice to technology companies. Machine Zone was one of her clients, and over time, her conversations with Leydon shifted from legal matters to business strategy. He eventually convinced her to join the company.

“I wanted to actually invest in Machine Zone, and he wouldn’t let me,” Dumont says. “He kept saying, ‘I’m not going to let you invest. You just have to come join Machine Zone and put all these good ideas to work.'”

Dumont says she was impressed with Leydon’s vision for the mobile games business outgrowing console and PC gaming–still an edgy idea in 2013, when Dumont started working with the company–and with the social elements of MZ’s games in particular. Unlike, say, Zynga’s FarmVille, which rewards players for bringing their Facebook friends into the game, Game of War is more like a traditional massive multiplayer game: Players form alliances with strangers and coordinate attacks on other groups. Machine Zone’s chat system even uses real-time translation so that players around the world can band together.

“There’s nothing that you do in the game that doesn’t upset, impact, or interact with another player,” Dumont says. “That was taking social to the next level a long time ago, and it wasn’t just spamming your friends.”

Dumont joined the company at a time of peak excitement. In 2014, a Wall Street Journal story claimed that MZ was seeking additional venture funding for a $3 billion valuation, and a 2015 Bloomberg story framed the rivalry between MZ and Clash of Clans maker Supercell as a high-stakes battle between potential gaming giants.

“I think I was drawn to Machine Zone’s very bold vision, and very bold claim that, yes, mobile is going to be the future,” Dumont says. “It’s going to be incredible growth, and I think Gabe’s original bet on the growth of mobile was the right one.”

Beyond games, then back again

For Dumont, things started to get off track in early 2017, when MZ launched a new venture called Satori. Although Leydon had been hinting for years that MZ was a technology company at heart, this was supposed to be his big move, with MZ’s in-game chat technology morphing into a platform for all kinds of public data. He envisioned having other organizations tap into that data for smart cities or other Internet of Things applications.

“The idea at the time was that the games had been an excellent alpha product for this real-time messaging platform, and that tech could expand into different verticals,” Dumont says.

While Dumont believes that finding broader uses for MZ’s technology was a smart idea in theory, the problem was in the execution. Leydon clearly had a grand vision for Satori, but the venture never had a clear category beyond gaming to break into. This lack of a clear strategy, combined with Leydon’s zeal for the cause, started to affect employee morale. (While reporting this story, I came across a parody Twitter account for Leydon, calling him a “con man” with a “sociopathic narcissistic personality.” The account looks like the work of a disgruntled insider, but MZ would not comment on it.)

“I would say the culture was extremely hard-charged, and people started to feel confused, and maybe a little bit resentful about where they were spending their time because they no longer understood what they were marching towards,” Dumont says.

The final straw broke as MZ began moving into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, including a partnership with Hedera Hashgraph Council on a blockchain alternative that was announced in March. Three months later, Leydon stepped down, ostensibly to run Satori as a standalone business. Dumont says the board’s decision was emotional and difficult, but ultimately amicable.

“I think crypto may be a very compelling space. I think there’s a lot of potential promise, “she says. “But it is a new and murky frontier, and to pivot the company very aggressively into crypto was a bridge too far for me.”

As for Satori, its fate seems uncertain. Leydon did not respond to a message on LinkedIn for this story, and two of Satori’s Twitter accounts did not answer requests for comment. Satori’s website provides no contact information except for a Telegram account that is no longer active, and MZ’s public relations representatives said they didn’t have Leydon’s contact information.

More games, faster

Dumont says MZ is now focused on its core mission of connecting people around the world through games. To that end, the company plans to start releasing new ones at a much faster rate.

MZ will soon launch its first new game since 2017’s Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire. The studio is also planning two more games for 2019–one in the same vein as MZ’s current strategy games, and one that Dumont says will “surprise people”–and aims to release a new game every six months thereafter. That’s a significant change for a company that’s only released three games since 2012.

Mobile games are a cutthroat business, but Dumont believes MZ has an edge in its social features, along with its ability to analyze millions of players’ needs and habits in real time. This can be useful for grouping players into alliances with similar players, and offering them the right in-app purchases at the right times.

“Because we have spent so much time building out our infrastructure, our gaming engine, we are now able to develop games exponentially faster than we could in the past, and so that poises Machine Zone for very healthy growth for the future,” Dumont says.

Just don’t count on Super Bowl ads to be part of the new strategy. Dumont says she’d rather focus on marketing with more measurable results.

“TV’s kind of a rip-off, to be honest,” she says.


          (USA-CA-San Jose) Sr Data Architect – Big Data      Cache   Translate Page      
**Danaher Company Description** Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team. **Description** *Danaher Digital* Danaher Digital is our digital innovation and acceleration center where we’re bringing together the leading strategic product and business leaders, technologists and data scientists for the common purpose of accelerating development and commercialization of disruptive and transformative digital solutions into the marketplace. We accelerate Danaher’s digital innovation journey by partnering with Danaher operating companies (OpCos) to monetize and commercialize the potential of emerging digital trends. Located in Silicon Valley, the heart of global innovation, Danaher Digital is ideally situated to capitalize on the digital mega trends transforming our world, including Internet-of Things (IoT), Data, AI, cloud, mobile, Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain and other Digital frontiers. *Senior Data Architect* You will report to the Senior Director of Data & Analytics and will be responsible for leading the vision, design, development and deployment of large-scale data fabrics and data platforms for Danaher’s IoT and Analytics Machine Learning solutions. The right candidate will provide strategic and technical leadership in using best-of-breed big data technologies with the objective of bringing to market diverse solutions in IoT and Analytics for health sciences, medical diagnostics, industrial and other markets. This person will use his/her Agile experience to work collaboratively with other Product Managers/Owners in geographically distributed teams. *Responsibilities*: * Lead analysis, architecture, design and development of large-scale data fabrics and data platforms Advanced Analytics and IoT solutions based on best-of-breed and contemporary big-data technologies * Provide strategic leadership in evaluation, selection and/or architecture of modern data stacks supporting diverse solutions including Advanced analytics for health sciences, medical diagnostics, industrial and other markets * Provide technical leadership and delivery in all phases of a solution design from a data perspective: discovery, planning, implementation and data operations * Manage the full life-cycle of data - ingestion, aggregation, storage, access and security - for IoT and advanced analytics solutions * Work collaboratively with Product Management and Product Owners from other business units and/or customers to translate business requirements in to technical requirements (Epics and stories) in Agile process to drive data architecture * Own and drive contemporary data architecture and technology vision/road map while keeping abreast of the technology advances and architectural best practices **Qualification** *Required Skills & Experience: * * Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field of study * Experience with security configurations of the Data Stack * 7 years’ hands-on leader in designing, building and running successful full stack Big Data, Data Fabric and/or Platforms and IoT/Analytics solutions in production environments * Must have experience in major big data solutions like Hadoop, HBase, Sqoop, Hive, Spark etc. * Architected, developed and deployed data solutions on one or more of: AWS, Azure or Google IaaS/PaaS services for data, analytics and visualization * Demonstrated experience of full IoT and Advanced Analytics data technology stack, including data capture, ingestion, storage, analytics and visualization * Has worked with customers as a trusted advisor in Data architecture and management. * Working experience with ETL tools, storage infrastructure, streaming and batch data, data quality tools, data modeling tools, data integration and data visualization tools * Must have experience in leading projects in Agile development methodologies * Provide mentorship and thought leadership for immediate and external(customer) teams in best practices of Data platform; Lead conversations around extracting value out of Data Platform * Travel up to 40% required **Danaher Corporation Overview** Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team. **Organization:** Corporate **Job Function:** Information Technology **Primary Location:** North America-North America-United States-CA-San Jose **Schedule:** Full-time **Req ID:** COR001259
          Jordy van Peer en Vera van der Ven aan de slag bij Inter Actus      Cache   Translate Page      
Boutique adviesbureau Inter Actus heeft de afgelopen maanden twee nieuwe junior consultants toegevoegd aan de gelederen: Jordy van Peer en Vera van der Ven. Jordy van Peer is een young professional met ruime interesse in ondernemerschap, strategisch advies en innovaties, waaronder blockchain.
          How to build your own (cheap) cryptocurrency wallet with Raspberry Pi      Cache   Translate Page      

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Pavol Rusnak, one of the main creative forces behind popular cryptocurrency wallet Trezor, has shared a nifty guide on how you can build your own cryptocurrency hardware wallet using a Raspberry Pi and the Trezor Emulator. To put this contraption together, the developer used a Raspberry Pi 3, a 3.5-inch RPi display, and an SD card. Once he had all these parts, Rusnak loaded the device with Raspbian – an operating system for Raspberry Pi…

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          Blockchain Finance Senior Consultant - Deloitte - Arlington, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Our Finance &amp; Enterprise Performance team works as a trusted advisor to CFOs, COOs, CIOs, and key executives. Blockchain Finance Senior Consultant....
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          Web Designer/Developer - Datametrex AI Limited - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Implementing Blockchain technology for secure data transfers through our joint venture company, Graph Blockchain Limited, and Industrial scale cryptocurrency...
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          Ein Krypto-Millionär plant eine Blockchain-Stadt in der Wüste      Cache   Translate Page      

Unweit der Gigafactory 1 von Tesla hat ein Kryptowährungsmillionär einen großen Landstrich gekauft. Dort will er eine Stadt gründen, die von der Blockchain angetrieben wird. Der Bau soll bereits im nächsten Jahr beginnen.


          Interoperabilidad de libro digital a Nasdaq Financial Framework a través de Microsoft Azure Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Por: Matthew Kerner, gerente general de Microsoft Azure Nasdaq revolucionó los mercados financieros en 1971 al abrirlos a millones de inversionistas individuales con el primer intercambio de acciones electrónico del mundo. desde entonces, el espíritu innovador de la compañía los ha mantenido al frente de la evolución tecnológica en los mercados de valores, a la...
          Think global, Go global, czyli FinTech & InsurTech Digital Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Z przyjemnością informujemy, że portal infor.pl objął patronatem medialnym FinTech & InsurTech Digital Congress. FinTech & InsurTech Digital Congress jest kluczową pozycją na mapie branżowych eventów. Wydarzenie ma na celu prezentację aktualnych trendów dotyczących m.in. szans i zagrożeń cyfrowego świata, technologii blockchain, zastosowania chatbotów, AI, machine learning, regulacji, czy sposobów transakcji.

          Bizzilion - bizzilion.com      Cache   Translate Page      

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/d39e1 … cf379b0728


          Acronis releases new version of Acronis Data Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      

Acronis released an update to the Acronis Data Cloud platform. The Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 update introduces cloud-to-cloud Microsoft Office 365 protection, ransomware protection, and a blockchain-powered data notarization and e-signature solution for service providers. Acronis Data Cloud is known for supporting native integration with the hosting automation platforms, Professional Services Automation (PSA) systems, and Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools and offers service monitoring and reporting. The platform enables service providers to take the … More

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          Liner Giants, Terminal Operators to Unlock the Potential of Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page      
Nine ocean carrier majors and terminal operators signed to unlock the potential of blockchain.

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          Thailand to Use Blockchain to Track Tax Payments      Cache   Translate Page      
Thailand’s Tax Revenue Department has revealed its plans to use blockchain and machine learning technology as a means to track tax payments in the country. Read more Technology pieces here. Thailand’s Revenue Department Director-General, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, has revealed to reporters at the Bangkok Post that the organisation plans on utilising blockchain technology the verify tax payments and speed up tax refunds in the country. Combining both blockchain and machine learning, the Thai Revenue Department plans on creating a more transparent system which will highlight any discrepancies. Nitithanprapas highlighted that improving digital tax collection systems and doing so with modern technologies
          Stonegate digital asset hedge fund up 87% since April      Cache   Translate Page      
B.G., Opalesque Geneva: Since the Stonegate Diversified Digital Asset Master Fund opened to outside investors on 1st April 2018, it has returned an estimated 86.89% (gross), with an inception to date estimated return of 625%. According to documents seen by Opalesque, the fund offers investors diversified exposure to the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency asset class. The diversified multi-s...
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          AmaZix and Iconiq Holding Partner to Advocate for Blockchain and Digital Asset Class - Markets Insider      Cache   Translate Page      
AmaZix and Iconiq Holding Partner to Advocate for Blockchain and Digital Asset ClassMarkets InsiderFRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 27 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconiq Holding, the team behind the world's first decentralized venture capital group Iconiq Lab announces a strategic partnership with the world's leading community management and engagement firm ...and more »
          MOBI724 Global Solutions Initiates Blockchain Capability through Partnership with DLT Labs - Nasdaq      Cache   Translate Page      
MOBI724 Global Solutions Initiates Blockchain Capability through Partnership with DLT LabsNasdaqMONTREAL, April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBI724 Global Solutions Inc. ("MOBI724" or the "Company") (TSX-V:MOS) (OTCQB:MOBIF), a Fintech leader offering all-in-one, fully integrated EMV payment, Card-Linked Offers, Digital Marketing and Business ...and more »
          So verändern Blockchains die Wirtschaft      Cache   Translate Page      
Tausende Technikbegeisterte bauen gerade eine kleinteilige, transparente Infrastruktur im Internet auf. Damit wollen sie die Macht von Banken, aber auch von facebook und google beschränken.
          eToro lancia il suo wallet per criptovalute (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum e Litecoin)      Cache   Translate Page      
eToro si conferma tra i broker più dinamici del 2018. A margine del Salone dei Pagamenti organizzato dall'Abi, eToro, piattaforma online di investimenti leader nel mondo con oltre 10 milioni di utenti registrati, ha confermato il lancio del suo "wallet" per le criptovalute. L'annuncio ufficiale è arrivato nel corso del workshop "Bitcoin is You" al quale hanno partecipato: Edoardo Fusco Femiano - analista di eToro; Luca Fantacci, Docente, Condirettore Osservatorio MINTS; Andrea Medri, Founder and CEO di The Rock Trading e Federico Pecorato, Founder e CEO di Chainblock.  Il portafoglio eToro, spiega la stessa società con un comunicato stampa, è un'app mobile disponibile tramite Google Play e App Store di Apple e fornisce un'interfaccia facile da usare e una maggiore sicurezza. La sicurezza della funzione multi-firma offre agli utenti la possibilità di vedere le loro transazioni e i loro saldi in blockchain senza il timore di perdere la propria chiave privata.  >>>Apri un conto demo eToro gratuito e fai trading sulle criptovalute Il broker ha precisato che al fine di garantire la migliore user experience per i clienti, il lancio del portafoglio avverrà in modo graduale paese per paese. Al momento del lancio, gli utenti saranno in grado di memorizzare Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum e Litecoin nel loro portafoglio eToro. Il numero di criptovalute supportate aumenterà nel corso del tempo in modo progressivo. Yoni Assia, CEO di eToro ha così commentato: "Crediamo che la tecnologia delle criptovalute e della blockchain, che ne è alla base, avrà un enorme impatto sulla finanza globale. La blockchain ha il potenziale per rivoluzionare il mondo della finanza e pensiamo che quello che avverrà sarà il più grande trasferimento di ricchezza visto sulla blockchain. Crediamo che in futuro tutti i beni saranno tokenizzati e che le criptovalute siano solo il primo passo di questo viaggio. Abbiamo già facilitato l'accesso ai mercati tradizionali per tutti gli investitori e adesso vogliamo fare lo stesso per un mondo tokenizzato. In questo scenario, il portafoglio eToro è una parte fondamentale di questo processo".
          Criptovalute e la minaccia hacker del 51%      Cache   Translate Page      
Group-IB, una società di cyber security con sede a Mosca, ha pubblicato un report, chiamato “Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2018”, che tra le varie cose si sofferma su come i tentativi di manomettere le blockchain delle criptovalute stiano crescendo in modo esponenziale. Lo studio getta una luce sui cosiddetti 51% attacks, ovvero i casi in cui un’entità o un gruppo di persone cercano di controllare il processo di validazione delle transazioni nel registro distribuito di una crypto che utilizza l’algoritmo di consenso PoW (Proof-of-Work). Di fatto un evento del genere rende una criptovaluta vulnerabile alla doppia spesa e ne cancella la decentralizzazione (tassello fondamentale per progetti come Bitcoin o Monero). La doppia spesa in particolare comporta la creazione di una blockchain nascosta e alternativa, che il 51% degli utenti può utilizzare per verificare le proprie transazioni (false). Ciò porta gli hacker a creare grandi di criptovalute dal nulla. Nella prima metà dell’anno, dicono gli esperti di Group-IB, almeno 5 attacchi del 51% hanno avuto successo. Le perdite dirette si stimano intorno ai 18 milioni di dollari. Questa la panoramica offerta dalla società riguardo gli ultimi sviluppi degli attacchi informatici nella sfera crypto: “i miner più grandi potrebbero diventare il bersaglio non solo dei criminali informatici, ma anche di gruppi di hacker sponsorizzati dagli Stati. Con i preparativi necessari, possono prendere il controllo del 51% del potere di mining della rete (hashrate) e il controllo di una criptovaluta”. Nel 2018 il caso più noto è stato Verge, che ha dovuto rimediare effettuando un hard fork. Al momento della scrittura il token XVG cede più del 95% dai massimi storici. “La diffusione dei 51% attacks è un campanello di allarme importante soprattutto per i crypto trader abituati a speculare con le small cap del settore”, segnala Anatoliy Kyazev di Exante. “Spesso questi progetti non dispongono della maturità o delle risorse per proteggersi contro questa orda di hacker che da più parti viene descritta come sempre più sofisticato”. Ma Group-IB non esclude nemmeno scenari ancora più apocalittici, dove a cadere sotto i colpi degli hacker sono prede di grossa taglia: secondo la società, attualmente prendere il controllo della rete Bitcoin per un’ora costa poco più di 520.000 dollari, mentre ne basterebbero circa 150.000 per preparare un attacco del 51% capace di assoggettare Ethereum per 60 minuti. A cura di Matteo Oddi
          Bitcoin Cash oggi batte anche Ripple: il fork del 15 novembre sosterrà le quotazioni?       Cache   Translate Page      
E' vero che le criptovalute hanno perso di appeal rispetto ad un anno fa quando macinavano record su record ma è altrettanto vero che di tanto in tanto ci sono delle fiammate che danno l'impressione di essere tornati ai bei tempi. Oggi sono Ripple e Bitcoin Cash a riservare le maggiori sorprese. La quotazione XRP nella seduta di ieri ha registrato un balzo del 15 per cento. Il rally di Ripple è stato talmente consistente da correre il rischio di mandare in crisi i consolidati rapporti di forza tra le più importanti criptovalute. In altre parole, per l'ennessima volta, Ripple oggi ha minacciato il secondo posto in beata solitudine di Ethereum. Il forte rialzo di XRP è stato causato dalle dichiarazioni che la stessa società ha rilasciato nel corso del Global Islamic Economic Summit. Durante la conferenza, Ripple ha reso noto ai presenti che è sua intenzione aprire un nuovo ufficio a Dubai che si andrà ad affincare ai già operativi uffici di San Francisco, New York e Sydney. La notizia è molto positiva poichè conferma la volontà di XRP di penetrare in Medio Oriente. Del resto, Dilip Rao, Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation di Ripple,, ha dichiarato che gli Emirati Arabi Uniti sono un paese molto importante da tenere in considerazione nell'implementazione dei progetti legati alla blockchain. Il rally di Ripple è stato più che altro una fiammata e infatti XRP oggi si muove più o meno attorno alla parità. Nessuna parità ma deciso trend rialzista, invece, per la quarta criptovaluta più impotante per capitalizzazione: il Bitcoin Cash. Le quotazioni del Bitcoin Cash salgono del 13,1 per cento a 631,69 dollari (dati in tempo reale di CoinMarketCap). Il rally è casuato dalla notizia dell'imminente lancio di un fork programmato per il prossimo 15 novembre. A sostenere il rialzo del prezzo del Bitcoin Cash è la notizia second cui alcuni grossi exchange come Binance e Coinbase hanno intenzione di supportare il fork. Le indiscrezioni su questa partecipazione hanno generato molta euforia anche se, forse, sarebbe il caso di andare un pò adagio.  Binance è infatti si disponibile a supportare il fork ma non è affatto scontato, anzi, che ci possa essere un supporto anche nei confronti della chain secondaria che si creerà. Coinbase, dal canto suo, si è mostrata addirittura scettica arrivando ad affermare che l'eventuale nuova catena che nascerà dal fork potrebbe non avere poi grandi possibilità di sopravvivenza. Ledger, il produttore del noto Nano S, è pronto a dare supporto alla catena dominante vale a dire al fork con il maggior hashing power. Tutte queste sfumature potrebbero avere un motivo ben preciso. Il fork del Bitcoin Cash del 15 novembre, infatti, non è uguale a tutti gli altri. Gli sviluppatori, infatti, non sono arrivati ad un accordo tra di loro e quindi non ci sarà alcuna soluzione condivisa. In altre parole è possibile che si possa dare origine addirittura a due due chain separate. E' per questo motivo che gli exchange preferiscono essere prudenti perlomeno in attesa di novità. 
          Acronis uvádí novou verzi Acronis Data Cloud      Cache   Translate Page      

Acronis ohlásil klíčovou aktualizaci platformy Acronis Data Cloud. Ve verzi 7.8 přináší Acronis Data Cloud poskytovatelům služeb kompletní cloud-to-cloud ochranu pro Micosoft Office 365, orchestraci disaster recovery, vylepšenou ochranu proti ransomwaru, a notarizaci a elektronický podpis na bází technologie blockchainu.

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          Korelya Capital leads $80m round for Bitfury      Cache   Translate Page      
Korelya Capital has led a $80m investment round for Dutch Blockchain business BitFury.
          Mobile QA Engineer - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
Our client is the world’s largest Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Marketplace and a universal money translator. Powered by people and blockchain technology, not big banks, we offer support for a payment system that empowers merchants and ecommerce shoppers. This opens up a new market of 2 billion people who have no access to banking services, but do have the ability to buy bitcoin via one of the 300+ payment methods.

We have grown rapidly as a company in the past year, but we have not let go of the exciting, collaborative start-up culture that made us who we are today. Our global offices in Tallinn, New York City, Hong Kong and Manila have an entrepreneurial, multi-cultural workforce. So, are you ready to grow with us?

We are looking for a professional Mobile Quality Assurance Engineer who likes to break things and wishes to take product quality to the highest level.

Responsibilities:
Test newly developed software, features, and record any bugs or performance issues
Reviewing specifications for corner cases
Writing test cases according to the specifications
Develop and maintain automated tests
Collaborate with QA Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans
Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

REQUIREMENTS
Proven experience (at least 2-3 years) as a Mobile QA engineer working both with iOS and Android
Experience with Xcode and use of ADB commands
Ability to document and troubleshoot bugs
Solid knowledge of QA methodologies
Experience with Confluence, Jira, Testrail
Experience with Appium, Selenium, Espresso, XCUITest frameworks
Experience working with specifications
Comfortable and adaptable in a fast-paced and informal environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

BENEFITS
-Go above and beyond a ‘competitive’ salary
Get paid the best salary in the industry for all of your hard work
-Eat like a king every single day
Enjoy gourmet meals delivered to the office twice a day
-Get ripped with a free gym membership, fitness training and even supplements
Get in the best shape of your life without spending a fortune
-Try new things &amp; unleash your adrenaline with fun weekend activities
Enjoy go-karting, shooting at the range, arctic drift racing and more!
-Experience company vacations like never before
Spend summer days in Ibiza and winter days in Lapland


Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > QA & Testing
Skills: Mobile App Testing, QA Engineering
Country: Portugal
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          Writers in different niches, having interest in blockchain &amp; crypto - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
We need a writer who is well acquainted with crypto &amp; also knows a lot of other writers in different niches &amp; crypto writers.
The task is to increase our Telegram group members with writing, translating, editing etc professionals having interest in crypto.

Payment through UPWORK ONLY

Budget: $10
Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, Editing, Ethereum Network, ICO Whitepaper Writing, Translation, Writing
Country: India
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          Smartcontract developers for a smartcontract development for a Crypto project - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
looking for a smartcontract developer,to be able to develop a smartcontract on the ethereum network.
if you have the neccesary skills please contact me


Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Blockchain, Blockchain Development, Ethereum
Country: Australia
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          ICO team member - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
Should have experience in ICO team
Should define what roles you have played in ICO teams
Knowledge of Writing, languages &amp; publishing is desirable

Budget: $50
Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Admin Support > Project Management
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Blockchain Development, Ethereum Network, ICO
Country: India
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          Need to hire experienced blockchain developer based in Armenia - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
We are team of web developers looking for an experienced blockchain developer based in Armenia


Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum
Country: Armenia
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          Cryptocurrency Blockchain Developer - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
--Multiple Blockchain development projects.
--Experience in Blockchain development.
--Flexible rate for the right developers


Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Octane Render
Country: United States
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          Dev needed for cryptocurrency (BTC, ETH, ..) mixer (tumbler) with website on .com and .onion domains - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
We are searching for a developer able to make a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc) mixer (or tumbler) with a web site on .com and .onion domain.

It’s important also that it has legal knowledge about this project (in order to check and discuss about his sustenibility and legal aspect) and about money management like KYC (Know Your Customer).

Please kindly provide your quotation about this job.

Budget: $500
Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Blockchain Development, Ethereum, Graphic Design, Legal Consulting, Litecoin, Web Design, Website Development
Country: Italy
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          Bitcoin web application developer needed - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page      
we are looking for a developer with experience in bitcoin to develop a web similar to localbitcoin.com
it is a peer to peer marketplace for bitcoin


Posted On: November 07, 2018 16:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain Development, Web Application Security
Country: Venezuela
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          Blockchain-based elections would be a disaster for democracy | Ars Technica      Cache   Translate Page      
Another timely blockchain reality check
"An important property for an election is finality: you want a well-understood process that makes people confident in the result. The paper-based process used in most states today isn't perfect, but it's pretty good on this score. Each vote is recorded on a paper ballot that's available for anyone to look at. Everyone understands how paper ballots work. People can observe the vote-counting process to verify that no ballots were altered. So not only does the process usually lead to an accurate count of peoples' votes, it also builds public confidence in the integrity of the result.

Blockchain voting would be much, much worse. Hardly anyone understands how a blockchain works, and even experts don't have a good way to observe the online voting process for irregularities the way an election observer does in a traditional paper election. A voter might be able to use her private key to verify how her vote was recorded after the fact. But if her vote wasn't counted the way she expected (or wasn't counted at all) she'd have no good way to prove that she tried to vote a different way."
Blockchain-based elections would be a disaster for democracy | Ars Technica

          How Blockchain Is Transforming Health Care      Cache   Translate Page