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NFT Ecosystem to be Explored at First-of-Its-Kind NFT.NYC Next Month

Next month, NFT.NYC will be taking place, bringing together gamers, artists, blockchain developers, and fans to showcase the impact that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are having. Taking place Wednesday 20th February at the Playstation Theater in New York’s Times Square, NFT.NYC’s Digital Collectibles Ecosystem will be the first major U.S. event of its kind. Here industry […] The post NFT Ecosystem to be Explored at First-of-Its-Kind NFT.NYC Next Month appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-12

Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year

Over the past week or two, a story about Russia adding bitcoin to their foreign currency reserves has been reported in a variety of media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, Fortune, and ZeroHedge. All of these stories cite Vladislav Ginko, who is an economics lecturer at the state-funded Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy […] The post Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-16

NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack

New Zealand police are investigating the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which resulted in “significant losses” that some estimate could amount to more than US$3.5 million.    Christchurch company Cryptopia, which has been said to be operating New Zealand’s largest cryptocurrench exchange, shut down its website and exchange services on January 14 citing a security […] The post NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-16

Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship

Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s business operation, the new show “Three and a Half Degrees” will focus on entrepreneurship — specifically the lessons learned, challenges faced and other insights […]
2019-01-15

Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts

Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, titled “Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task” (Meshi, Elizarova, Bender and Verdejo-Garcia) and published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, indicates that people […]
2019-01-11

The next phase of WeChat

Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city to hear Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriad functions that infiltrate Chinese people’s private and public lives. It wasn’t just the tech circles tuning […]
2019-01-10

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which […]
2019-01-17

EU-Mitglied Litauen droht eine reine Männer-Regierung

Litauen könnte bald das einzige rein männliche Kabinett in der EU bekommen. Verantwortlich dafür zeigt sich der Regierungschef Skvernelis. Er „liebt, unterstützt und schätzt Frauen“ – allerdings eher als Stellvertreterinnen.
2019-01-17

„Experience ist alles“

Audemars-Piguet-Chef François-Henry Bennahmias spricht im Interview über unorthodoxe Markenbotschafter, das Vorbild Amerika und über die Kunst des Verkaufens, die oft nur sehr wenig mit seinen Luxusuhren zu tun hat.
2019-01-17

Developers Point Out Flaw in Lightning Network’s Cross-Chain Functionality

While the Lightning Network is mostly known as a way to make Bitcoin payments instant and practically free, another often-touted aspect of the layer-two protocol has been its ability to enable a sort of decentralized exchange as a side effect of its original goals. However, the viability of this functionality has come under fire recently […] The post Developers Point Out Flaw in Lightning Network’s Cross-Chain Functionality appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-10

Cybersecurity Startup Rivetz to Integrate Sentinel Protocol Threat Intelligence Platform

Cybersecurity startup Rivetz has partnered with Sentinel Protocol, a crowdsourced threat intelligence platform built on blockchain technology, to implement the Sentinel Protocol threat intelligence platform as an oracle for the Rivetz Network. The integration will help develop more sophisticated cybersecurity policies within the Rivetz Network and will focus on creating synergies with regards to the […] The post Cybersecurity Startup Rivetz to Integrate Sentinel Protocol Threat Intelligence Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-16

Mongolia’s Capital City to Pilot Blockchain Payment System

Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar has unveiled plans to launch a pilot program that will see the city’s Nalaikh district deploy a blockchain-based payment system developed by stablecoin startup Terra. The pilot program will launch within the next six months and offer two main features: peer-to-peer (P2P) payments for instant transfers among users of different […] The post Mongolia’s Capital City to Pilot Blockchain Payment System appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-12

„Experience ist alles“

Audemars-Piguet-Chef François-Henry Bennahmias spricht im Interview über unorthodoxe Markenbotschafter, das Vorbild Amerika und über die Kunst des Verkaufens, die oft nur sehr wenig mit seinen Luxusuhren zu tun hat.
2019-01-17

Gilets jaunes : mobilisation en forte hausse

Ils étaient 84 000 Gilets jaunes à défiler dans tout le pays, dont 8 000 à Paris, selon les chiffres du ministère de l'Intérieur. Dans la capitale comme en province, la mobilisation est en forte hausse par rapport à la semaine dernière ou celles d’avant, pendant les fêtes. Le nombre de manifestant a dépassé celui du cinquième acte, le 15 décembre, où ils étaient 66 000. Mais ce n’est toujours pas le raz-de-marée qu’espéraient les Gilets jaunes. La manifestation s’est passée dans le calme malgré quelques heurts en fin d’après-midi. Rien de comparable avec les actes précédents. 244 personnes ont été interpellées, dont 201 placées en garde à vue, a précisé le ministère de l'Intérieur. À trois jours du grand débat, auquel certains Gilets jaunes ne croient pas, on parle déjà d'un dixième acte, samedi prochain.
2019-01-12

Une mobilisation en forte hausse pour l'acte IX des Gilets jaunes

Les Gilets jaunes se mobilisaient pour la 9e fois samedi, à Paris mais aussi à Bourges, où des organisateurs ont appelé à un rassemblement. Les autorités ont recensé 84 000 manifestants en fin de journée, contre 50 000 la semaine précédente.
2019-01-12

Pride flag

Manchester Pride changes the flag to ensure people from ethnic minority backgrounds feel represented.
2019-01-14

Zuwanderer sind besser integriert als vor zehn Jahren

Zuwanderer in Deutschland sind einer Studie zufolge heute besser wirtschaftlich und sozial integriert als vor zehn Jahren. Trotz beachtlicher Fortschritte gibt es in zwei Bereichen aber noch Luft nach oben.
2019-01-16

Mehrheit der Experten sehen düstere Zukunft

Experten zeichnen ein düsteres Bild für das neue Jahr. Das zeigt der Global Risk Report 2019. So werden Handels- und Wirtschaftskriege zwischen den Nationen befürchtet, mehr Cyberattacken und negative Folgen von Fake News.
2019-01-16

Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship

Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s business operation, the new show “Three and a Half Degrees” will focus on entrepreneurship — specifically the lessons learned, challenges faced and other insights […]
2019-01-15

The next phase of WeChat

Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city to hear Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriad functions that infiltrate Chinese people’s private and public lives. It wasn’t just the tech circles tuning […]
2019-01-10