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Snap turns to search giant Baidu to court Chinese advertisers

Two years have passed since Snap Inc. first struck a deal with Baidu that authorized China’s largest search engine to be a reseller of Snapchat ads for companies in Greater China, as well as Japan and South Korea, where Baidu runs a portfolio of mobile apps. This week, the pair announced they have renewed the […]
2019-07-16

Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra, testified before the Senate Banking Committee […]
2019-07-16

Facebook accused of contradicting itself on claims about platform policy violations

Prepare your best * unsurprised face *: Facebook is being accused of contradicting itself in separate testimonies made on both sides of the Atlantic. The chair of a U.K. parliamentary committee that spent the lion’s share of last year investigating online disinformation, going on to grill multiple Facebook execs as part of an enquiry that […]
2019-07-18

Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra, testified before the Senate Banking Committee […]
2019-07-16

Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you hide replies

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Twitter will start testing its ‘hide replies’ feature next week, in Canada Before you start complaining about censorship, keep in mind […]
2019-07-12

Twitter returns after an hour-long outage

After an hour of sweet freedom, the world has been returned to the grasp of Twitter . At about 2:50 pm ET, the desktop and mobile site were down, displaying a “Something is technically wrong” error. The app was also not working. The site returned at about 3:45 pm ET, but took a few minutes […]
2019-07-11

„Der Generalverdacht gegenüber Vermögenden ist falsch“

Deutschlands Reiche sind seine Kunden: Matthias Schellenberg, Chef der Privatbank Merck Finck, kritisiert eine besonders kritische Haltung gegenüber Vermögenden hierzulande – die er auf die Historie des Landes zurückführt.
2019-07-20

Diese Frau will ihr korruptes Land von den Oligarchen befreien

Seit Juni ist Maia Sandu neue Ministerpräsidentin von Moldau. Jahrelang beuteten Oligarchen das Land aus. Jetzt will sie es von ihnen befreien. Dafür soll auch Geld aus dem Ausland kommen. Ein deutscher Lebensmittelhändler macht den Anfang.
2019-07-20

Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, India’s largest media group, will invest up to US$6.5 million in Indorse, a blockchain-powered professional network. The company will make an initial investment of US$2 million as a convertible note at a valuation of US$15 million with the option of a further tranche of US$4.5 […] The post Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20

Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […] The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Moderne Chefs müssen empathisch sein

Die digitalisierte Welt ist eine hochkomplexe Welt, die viel Einfühlungsvermögen erfordert. Empathie ist das Zauberwort. Wie kommt es, dass lieber gepöbelt wird, als dass man höflich miteinander umgeht?
2019-07-19

Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […] The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Beaxy Launches Crypto Trading Platform

After 24 months of development, cryptocurrency startup Beaxy Digital, Ltd. has officially launched its trading platform, which is now live to customers in 43 US states and 185 countries, the company said on Tuesday. The platform currently supports trading pairs for 16 of the top digital assets, and comes with advanced features including TradingView charting […] The post Beaxy Launches Crypto Trading Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-11

Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties

Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank

Singapore-based blockchain services provider EVX Holdings, Pte. Ltd., operating as Everex, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lao Development Bank (LDB) to develop and implement blockchain technology for cross-border payments and trade finance. At a ceremony attended by senior executives of LDB and Everex, Phoutsala Omdalah, deputy managing director of LDB, said in […] The post Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-12

Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, India’s largest media group, will invest up to US$6.5 million in Indorse, a blockchain-powered professional network. The company will make an initial investment of US$2 million as a convertible note at a valuation of US$15 million with the option of a further tranche of US$4.5 […] The post Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20

Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go

Dash Core Group, the US-incorporated company leading the development of the peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform and cryptocurrency Dash, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) app Aircoins to allow users to hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency in an augmented reality (AR) environment, similarly to the Pokemon Go mobile game, the organization said on Thursday. Commenting […] The post Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […] The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20

Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node

During the opening panel of this year’s Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, some prominent members of the Bitcoin community reflected on the block size limit controversy and the eventual activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit). One of the individuals involved in the conversation was Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot, who was working at The Bitcoin Embassy […] The post Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-28

Der große Streit um den Stoff, der die Bonbons zum Glänzen bringt

Bald könnten M&Ms in Frankreich ihren Schimmer verlieren. Die Franzosen fürchten, dass der Weißmacher Titandioxid, der sie glänzen lässt, krebserregend sein könnte. Die EU sieht das anders. Doch Paris handelt – und untergräbt ein Grundprinzip der EU.
2019-07-19

Prominente Kritiker treiben FaceApp auf Platz 1 der App-Stores

Manchmal geht Kritik nach hinten los. US-Demokrat Chuck Schumer etwa hat sich die russische FaceApp vorgeknöpft und ihren Umgang mit Bildrechten verurteilt. Auch der deutsche Datenschutzbeauftragte ist auf den Barrikaden. Die Nutzer juckt das nicht.
2019-07-19

Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node

During the opening panel of this year’s Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, some prominent members of the Bitcoin community reflected on the block size limit controversy and the eventual activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit). One of the individuals involved in the conversation was Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot, who was working at The Bitcoin Embassy […] The post Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-28

Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank

Singapore-based blockchain services provider EVX Holdings, Pte. Ltd., operating as Everex, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lao Development Bank (LDB) to develop and implement blockchain technology for cross-border payments and trade finance. At a ceremony attended by senior executives of LDB and Everex, Phoutsala Omdalah, deputy managing director of LDB, said in […] The post Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-12

Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties

Crypt-Oink, Japan’s first blockchain game, is expanding its breedable, collectible and tradable racing pigs to English-language markets with an exclusive collaboration with CryptoKitties, the company said on Thursday. Created by Japan-based developer Good Luck 3, Crypt-Oink is a decentralized application (DApp) running on the Ethereum network. The game lets users breed, collect and trade digital […] The post Japan’s First Blockchain Game Crypt-Oink Expands To English-Speaking Markets; Partners With CryptoKitties appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Moderne Chefs müssen empathisch sein

Die digitalisierte Welt ist eine hochkomplexe Welt, die viel Einfühlungsvermögen erfordert. Empathie ist das Zauberwort. Wie kommt es, dass lieber gepöbelt wird, als dass man höflich miteinander umgeht?
2019-07-19

Mit dem neuen Chef geht BMW auf Nummer sicher

Der Favorit hat sich durchgesetzt: Produktionsvorstand Oliver Zipse wird neuer BMW-Chef. Es ist eine Entscheidung im Kulturkampf mit dem offensiveren Entwicklungschef Klaus Fröhlich. Kann es gelingen, beide Manager zu halten?
2019-07-19

Der große Streit um den Stoff, der die Bonbons zum Glänzen bringt

Bald könnten M&Ms in Frankreich ihren Schimmer verlieren. Die Franzosen fürchten, dass der Weißmacher Titandioxid, der sie glänzen lässt, krebserregend sein könnte. Die EU sieht das anders. Doch Paris handelt – und untergräbt ein Grundprinzip der EU.
2019-07-19

Debakel mit 737 Max kostet Boeing knapp fünf Milliarden

Nach zwei Abstürzen binnen weniger Monate darf Boeings bestverkaufte Baureihe 737 Max seit März nicht mehr abheben. Das verursacht milliardenschwere Sonderkosten. Trotzdem legte die Aktie des Airbus-Konkurrenten zu.
2019-07-19

Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […] The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-18

Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, has acquired BSave for an undisclosed amount, the company said earlier this week. BSave is a platform that provides earning interest income on cryptocurrency. With the acquisition, Celsius Network gains access to its yield generating algorithms originally developed by the company. Celsius Network said it will retain […] The post Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-24

Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go

Dash Core Group, the US-incorporated company leading the development of the peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform and cryptocurrency Dash, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) app Aircoins to allow users to hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency in an augmented reality (AR) environment, similarly to the Pokemon Go mobile game, the organization said on Thursday. Commenting […] The post Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-16

Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […] The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20