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eToroX Launches Crypto Exchange Supporting 8 Fiat-Stablecoins And 6 Cryptos

eToroX, the blockchain and tokenized asset subsidiary of European brokerage company eToro, has announced the launch of its crypto exchange platform. At launch, the trading venue will support eight fiat-stablecoins, namely eToro New Zealand Dollar (NZDX), eToro Japanese Yen (JPYX), eToro Swiss Franc (CHFX), eToro United States Dollar (USDEX), eToro Euro (EURX), eToro Pound Sterling […] The post eToroX Launches Crypto Exchange Supporting 8 Fiat-Stablecoins And 6 Cryptos appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-16

New US$50M Blockchain VC Fund Proof of Capital Launches

A new venture capital fund called Proof of Capital was launched on Wednesday with US$50 million in funding. The fund will invest in blockchain startups with a focus on fintech, infrastructure, hardware and consumer products. The fund was raised last month with backing from the likes of HTC Exodus, a Taiwanese smartphone and consumer electronics […] The post New US$50M Blockchain VC Fund Proof of Capital Launches appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-18

IDC Predicts Dramatic Increase In Blockchain Spending In Asia Pacific

Blockchain spending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, (APEJ) is expected to reach nearly US$523 million in 2019, an increase of 83.9% from the US$284.8 million spent in 2018, according to the latest findings from the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide. IDC, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the […] The post IDC Predicts Dramatic Increase In Blockchain Spending In Asia Pacific appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-23

Snapchat revives growth in Q1 beat with 190M users

Snapchat appears to have turned the corner after a year of flat or negative user growth thanks to a strong Q1 2019 earnings report. It reached 190 million daily active users, up 2 percent from 186 million in Q4 2018 when it plateaued but still down from 191 million a year ago. Snap added as […]
2019-04-23

3 fixes for Netflix’s ‘What to watch?’ problem

Wasting time every night debating with yourself or your partner about what to watch on Netflix is a drag. It burns people’s time and good will, robs great creators of attention and leaves Netflix vulnerable to competitors who can solve discovery. A Reelgood study estimated that the average user spends 18 minutes per day deciding. […]
2019-04-20

Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency

Swiss food and drink multinational Nestlé and French hypermarket chain Carrefour are trialing blockchain to provide consumers with greater transparency in the food sector. From April 15, 2019, the technology will be applied to the famous Mousline instant mashed potato brand, available on shelves in Carrefour stores around France, to enable consumers to access reliable […] The post Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-15

Binance Venture Arm Grants First Fellowship Round To 3 Blockchain Open Source Projects

Binance Labs, the venture arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has granted US$15,000 to each of its first three open source Fellowship projects: Ironbelly, HOPR, and Kitsune Wallet. The three projects will join the Binance Labs Fellowship program, an initiative launched in March to support talented developers and researchers in creating free and open source blockchain […] The post Binance Venture Arm Grants First Fellowship Round To 3 Blockchain Open Source Projects appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-12

Australia Grants A$170K To Crypto SA To Launch Country’s First Blockchain Incubator

The Australian government has awarded A$170,000 to blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA to open the country’s first blockchain incubator, reports the Lead South Australia. Crypto SA was granted the funding as part of the Incubator Support program, which provides business incubators with grants of up to A$500,000 to assist Australian startups in gaining the capabilities […] The post Australia Grants A$170K To Crypto SA To Launch Country’s First Blockchain Incubator appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-20

Brot und Fleisch wachsen nicht im Kühlregal

Azubis und Fachkräfte dringend gesucht: Der Mangel an geeignetem Nachwuchs belastet das Lebensmittelhandwerk. Doch das ist nicht der einzige Grund, warum immer mehr Bäckereien und Fleischereien den Betrieb einstellen.
2019-04-23

Elon Musk überrascht Anleger mit Robo-Taxis

Elon Musk überrascht seine Anleger mit Robo-Taxis. Der Tesla-CEO teilte bei einer Besprechung mit Anlegern mit, dass seine autonomen Taxis bereits 2020 auf einigen Märkten erscheinen sollen.
2019-04-23

Hi-Res-Dienste streamen Musik in hoher Klangqualität

Herkömmliche Streaming-Angebote senden mit einer reduzierten Klangqualität. Hi-Res-Musikdienste liefern eine höhere Auflösung. Ob sie vom Komfort auch mit Spotify mithalten können, zeigt der Test.
2019-04-23

Facebook’s Portal will now surveil your living room for half the price

No, you’re not misremembering the details from that young adult dystopian fiction you’re reading — Facebook really does sell a video chat camera adept at tracking the faces of you and your loved ones. Now, you too can own Facebook’s poorly timed foray into social hardware for the low, low price of $99. That’s a […]
2019-04-16

3 fixes for Netflix’s ‘What to watch?’ problem

Wasting time every night debating with yourself or your partner about what to watch on Netflix is a drag. It burns people’s time and good will, robs great creators of attention and leaves Netflix vulnerable to competitors who can solve discovery. A Reelgood study estimated that the average user spends 18 minutes per day deciding. […]
2019-04-20

$44M-funded Omni pivots from storage to rentals via retailers

Omni simply couldn’t scale storing stuff in giant warehouses while dropping it and off picking it up from people on demand. Storage was designed to bootstrap Omni into peer-to-peer rentals of the goods in its care. But now it’s found a better way by partnering with retailers which will host and rent out goods for […]
2019-04-23

Abdelkader Merah condamné en appel à 30 ans de prison

La cour d'assises spéciale de Paris a condamné jeudi Abdelkader Merah à 30 ans de prison en appel. L'ancien caïd de cité a été reconnu coupable de "complicité" dans les assassinats perpétrés par son frère Mohamed à Toulouse et Montauban en 2012.
2019-04-18

Trump will Iran vom internationalen Ölmarkt tilgen

Geht es nach Donald Trump, wird ab Anfang Mai kein Fass Rohöl mehr den Iran verlassen. Mit seinem Konfrontationskurs schürt er weltweit die Sorge vor Lieferengpässen. Das könnten auch bald Verbraucher in Europa zu spüren bekommen.
2019-04-22

„Bald wird das ganze Jahr über Sommer sein“

Spanien, Europas „Obstkorb“ steht vor einem riesigen Problem: Wenn die Vorhersagen der Klimaforscher eintreffen, wird ein großer Teil des fruchtbaren Bodens der Wüste weichen. Die Landwirte versuchen verzweifelt, dagegenzuhalten.
2019-04-23

Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency

Swiss food and drink multinational Nestlé and French hypermarket chain Carrefour are trialing blockchain to provide consumers with greater transparency in the food sector. From April 15, 2019, the technology will be applied to the famous Mousline instant mashed potato brand, available on shelves in Carrefour stores around France, to enable consumers to access reliable […] The post Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-15

Samsung-Backed Startup Blocko Launches Hybrid Blockchain Aergo Enterprise

Blocko, a South Korean startup backed by Samsung, has launched its hybrid blockchain Aergo Enterprise and initiated a migration program for clients using its private blockchain product Coinstack, which the company will officially be retiring, it said in a release earlier this week. Aergo Enterprise focuses on providing greater levels of security, scalability and performance, […] The post Samsung-Backed Startup Blocko Launches Hybrid Blockchain Aergo Enterprise appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-20

Will Schnorr and Taproot Be as Difficult for Bitcoin to Activate as SegWit?

During the recent Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, the opening panel on day two focused on potential upcoming improvements for Bitcoin. The panel featured Blockstream CEO Adam Back, Blockstream Chief Architect Lawrence Nahum, and Blockstream Researcher Christian Decker. BHB Network Director Giacomo Zucco moderated the panel. Schnorr signatures, Taproot, and Sighash Noinput are three of […] The post Will Schnorr and Taproot Be as Difficult for Bitcoin to Activate as SegWit? appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-23

New US$50M Blockchain VC Fund Proof of Capital Launches

A new venture capital fund called Proof of Capital was launched on Wednesday with US$50 million in funding. The fund will invest in blockchain startups with a focus on fintech, infrastructure, hardware and consumer products. The fund was raised last month with backing from the likes of HTC Exodus, a Taiwanese smartphone and consumer electronics […] The post New US$50M Blockchain VC Fund Proof of Capital Launches appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-04-18

'It was bittersweet'

Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?
2019-04-20

Easter travel

Most roadworks have been lifted or completed, but rail passengers are warned to plan ahead.
2019-04-18