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Und siehe da, es handelt sich um eine Revolution

In dem neuen Bulletin des Vatikans klingt vordergründig die bekannte Kritik an den Finanzmärkten hervor. Sie fordert eine Rückkehr zu strenger Regulierung - aber sie stellt auch eine uralte Position der Kirche in Frage.
2018-05-20

„Es spricht den Deutschen in mir an“

Der Chef des Auktionshauses Christie’s, Dirk Boll, zeigt WELT sein Porzellan. Er spricht über perfektes Handwerk und die Kunst, einen exotischen Hightech-Werkstoff technisch zu meistern.
2018-05-20

Tesla gerät immer mehr unter Druck

Das US-Unternehmen Tesla wollte mit dem Model 3 eigentlich den Markt für Mittelklassewagen aufrollen. Doch die Verkäufe laufen nicht wie geplant. Für Negativschlagzeilen sorgen zudem immer wieder Unfälle.
2018-05-22

Chain reaction

At 28, Magid Magid is Sheffield's youngest ever Lord Mayor and the first Somali to hold the post.
2018-05-18

FA Cup magic

Forty years on the Blues' Wembley win is still inspiring people in the town.
2018-05-19

Pub-lic art

Five pubs, including one designed around a nursery rhyme, have been granted Grade II listed status.
2018-05-18

Blockchain-Based Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS Raises US$1M; Ex-Facebook Exec Joins Advisory Board

MyDFS, a blockchain-based daily fantasy sports platform, has raised US$1 million from LD Capital and added former Facebook executive Akin Babayigit into its advisory board, the startup announced on Thursday. Babayigit will help MyDFS with the upcoming global launch of its app. MyDFS said the new funding will be used to improve the existing blockchain […] The post Blockchain-Based Fantasy Sports Platform MyDFS Raises US$1M; Ex-Facebook Exec Joins Advisory Board appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-17

Game Protocol and Bancor Protocol Enter A New Partnership

Game Protocol, a new gaming ecosystem built using blockchain technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bancor, the world’s largest decentralized solution for token conversions. Game Protocol offers a crowdfunding platform where game developers issue in-game cryptocurrency tokens. Game Protocol is challenging traditional fundraising mechanisms within the gaming industry by providing game developers with […] The post Game Protocol and Bancor Protocol Enter A New Partnership appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-17

Blockchain Startup Shyft Signs US$10M Deal With Bermuda Government

Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML and identity startup, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Bermuda led by the Premier of Bermuda, E. David Burt, JP, MP, in which the startup has pledged to invest up to US$10 million over the next three years into the local economy. The deal also involves […] The post Blockchain Startup Shyft Signs US$10M Deal With Bermuda Government appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-19

Sanktionen gegen ZTE bleiben bestehen

Die US-Sanktionen gegen den chinesischen Technologiekonzern ZTE bleiben bestehen. Die Firma darf für die nächsten sieben Jahre, keine Elektronik-Teile von US-Firmen für seine Produkte mehr beziehen.
2018-05-20

Dieses Mal soll Zuckerberg nicht so leicht davonkommen

Nach dem US-Kongress sagt der Facebook-Chef jetzt vor dem Europa-Parlament aus. Nach langem Streit wird die Befragung live übertragen. Einen Fehler der Amerikaner im Umgang mit Zuckerberg wollen die Europäer vermeiden.
2018-05-22

Bossa Studios launches Worlds Adrift, the first game built on Improbable’s SpatialOS

Bossa Studios, the London gaming startup backed by Atomico and behind popular titles ‘Surgeon Simulator’ and ‘I am Bread’, is embarking on its biggest and most ambitious project yet. Described as a “Community-Crafted MMO,” where players have literally co-built the game’s environment and will continue to do so, Worlds Adrift sees its wider public outing […]
2018-05-17

Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests

Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about their sex life, religion or political beliefs? Or is the company merely treading uncomfortably and unethically close to the line of the law? An investigation […]
2018-05-16

Twitter algorithm changes will hide more bad tweets and trolls

Twitter’s latest effort to curb trolling and abuse on the site takes some of the burden off users and places it on the company’s algorithms. If you tap on a Twitter or real-world celebrity’s tweet, more often than not there’s a bot as one of the first replies. This has been an issue for so […]
2018-05-15

Android Go macht das Beste aus begrenzten Ressourcen

Android Go bringt aktuellste Android-Versionen auf ausgewählte Spar-Smartphones. Damit das funktioniert, wird viel Arbeit ins Netz ausgelagert. Nutzer müssen einige schmerzhafte Abstriche machen.
2018-05-22

So absurd ist Deutschlands erstes Diesel-Fahrverbot

In Hamburg wird in einigen Tagen das erste Diesel-Fahrverbot eingeführt. Experten sagen voraus, das Verbot werde eher schaden als nützen. Die Schadstoffbelastung werde zunehmen und mehr Menschen betreffen.
2018-05-22

„Esbies“ wecken böse Erinnerungen an Euro-Bonds

Die EU-Kommission will, dass Banken künftig Staatsanleihen aller Euro-Länder bündeln und in neue Papiere verpacken. Kritiker sehen in den sogenannten Esbies schon die Einführung von Euro-Bonds durch die Hintertür.
2018-05-20

Postbank schließt mehr als 100 Filialen

Auf die Kunden der Postbank kommen künftig weitere Wege zu. Bis zum Ende des Jahres schließt das Geldinstitut zehn Prozent seiner Filialen. Viele gelten als unrentabel. Die Mitarbeiter wechseln zum großen Teil zur Post zurück.
2018-05-20

Making ICOs Compliant: Vertalo’s Vision for the Future of Token Offerings

Perhaps the biggest question on the minds of anyone involved in the crypto-space is how the world’s regulatory bodies, particularly the United States’ Securities & Exchange Commission, will classify digital assets.  If the SEC rules that all instances of token fundraising constitute securities offerings, then it will bring an end to the Wild West days […] The post Making ICOs Compliant: Vertalo’s Vision for the Future of Token Offerings appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-21

Blockparty bring Blockchain to Event Ticketing, Transforming Global Live Event Industry

Blockparty, a company specialising in Blockchain-based live event ticketing announced the launch of its new global ticketing system. The company aims to use its system to resolve the most prevalent issues which impact the event-ticketing industry. Events booking is blighted by serious problems which impact on the confidence of users. Bots and fraudulent sites used […] The post Blockparty bring Blockchain to Event Ticketing, Transforming Global Live Event Industry appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-17

Gemini Exchange to begin trading of privacy-focussed ZCash

The regulated US-exchange from the Winklevoss brothers has announced support for ZCash (ZEC), which will begin trading from May 22nd, with deposits accepted a few days earlier from the 19th. In a blog update outlining the announcement, VP of Technology at Gemini, Eric Winer, is upfront about their work engaging with the New York State […] The post Gemini Exchange to begin trading of privacy-focussed ZCash appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-19

USA und China einigen sich im Handelsstreit

Die USA und China vereinbaren, dass die Volksrepublik deutlich mehr US-Produkte kauft – und damit hilft, das Handelsdefizit der Amerikaner zu verringern. Ist damit der drohende Handelskrieg zwischen beiden Staaten abgewendet?
2018-05-19

Sanktionen gegen ZTE bleiben bestehen

Die US-Sanktionen gegen den chinesischen Technologiekonzern ZTE bleiben bestehen. Die Firma darf für die nächsten sieben Jahre, keine Elektronik-Teile von US-Firmen für seine Produkte mehr beziehen.
2018-05-20

Making ICOs Compliant: Vertalo’s Vision for the Future of Token Offerings

Perhaps the biggest question on the minds of anyone involved in the crypto-space is how the world’s regulatory bodies, particularly the United States’ Securities & Exchange Commission, will classify digital assets.  If the SEC rules that all instances of token fundraising constitute securities offerings, then it will bring an end to the Wild West days […] The post Making ICOs Compliant: Vertalo’s Vision for the Future of Token Offerings appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-21

Regulators Ignore The Future, Again, At Consensus 2018 Enforcement Panel

At Consensus 2018 today, a group of regulators took the stage with Bittrex CSO Kiran Raj. It went exactly as one would expect. There were no new revelations. Only a lot of nice sounding talk about protecting investors without hampering innovation. Which sounds nice. But as was the case in 2016 when I wrote about […] The post Regulators Ignore The Future, Again, At Consensus 2018 Enforcement Panel appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-15

Circle Announces USD Coin

In a bombshell announcement, Circle revealed USD Coin, a fiat backed stable coin that will be used on their Poloniex exchange. The move comes as Circle continues to pivot its business models. In recent months they have launched Circle Invest, purchased Poloniex, and redesigned Circle Pay. Now they are launching not only USD Coin, but […] The post Circle Announces USD Coin appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-15

Where to watch Zuckerberg’s meeting with EU MEPs on Tuesday

The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with elected representatives of the European Union’s ~500 million citizens will be livestreamed after all, it was confirmed today. MEPs had been angered by the original closed door format of the meeting, which was announced by the EU parliament’s president last week. But on Friday a majority of the political groups in […]
2018-05-21

Anyone could download Cambridge researchers’ 4-million-user Facebook data set for years

A dataset of over 3 million Facebook users and a variety of their personal details collected by Cambridge researchers was available for anyone to download for some four years, New Scientist reports. It's likely only one of many places where such huge sets of personal data collected during a period of permissive Facebook access terms have been obtainable.
2018-05-14

EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on Zuckerberg’s contrition tour, following the Cambridge Analytics […]
2018-05-18

Index and Atomico back Teatime Games, a stealthy new startup from QuizUp founders

Teatime Games, a new Icelandic “social games” startup from the same team behind the hugely popular QuizUp (acquired in by Glu Mobile), is disclosing $9 million in funding, made up of seed and Series A rounds. Index Ventures led both, but have been joined by Atomico, the European VC fund founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, […]
2018-05-16

Chinese Ministry Expects 2018 To Be Another Blockbuster Year For Blockchain

After strong growth in China’s blockchain industry last year, 2018 is set to be another blockbuster year for the industry with record amount of capital to be injected into companies in the space, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CCID). In a whitepaper published on May 20, the ministry said there have […] The post Chinese Ministry Expects 2018 To Be Another Blockbuster Year For Blockchain appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-21

Blockchain Startup Shyft Signs US$10M Deal With Bermuda Government

Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML and identity startup, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Bermuda led by the Premier of Bermuda, E. David Burt, JP, MP, in which the startup has pledged to invest up to US$10 million over the next three years into the local economy. The deal also involves […] The post Blockchain Startup Shyft Signs US$10M Deal With Bermuda Government appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-19

Coinigy Launches Subscription-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Mobile App

Coinigy, a cloud-based cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced the launch of Coinigy Mobile, a subscription-based mobile cryptocurrency trading application for iOS and Android, providing customers with a platform to place limit and stop orders throughout nearly 20 exchanges with data connectivity across more than 40 exchanges. Unlike nearly all cryptocurrency trading platforms, the Coinigy Mobile […] The post Coinigy Launches Subscription-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Mobile App appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-16

Gemini Exchange to begin trading of privacy-focussed ZCash

The regulated US-exchange from the Winklevoss brothers has announced support for ZCash (ZEC), which will begin trading from May 22nd, with deposits accepted a few days earlier from the 19th. In a blog update outlining the announcement, VP of Technology at Gemini, Eric Winer, is upfront about their work engaging with the New York State […] The post Gemini Exchange to begin trading of privacy-focussed ZCash appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-19