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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

Instagram CEO confirms upcoming “time spent” Usage Insights

Instagram is jumping into the time well spent movement, following the unveiling of Google’s new time management controls last week. Code buried in Instagram’s Android app reveals a “Usage Insights” feature that will show users their “time spent”. It’s not exactly clear whether that will be your total time spent in Instagram ever, which could […]
2018-05-15

Digitale Transformation kann man nicht kaufen

Immer mehr Unternehmen suchen den Schulterschluss mit Start-ups und hoffen, so ihre eigene Digitalisierung zu bewältigen. Ein Trugschluss. Denn für eine erfolgreiche digitale Transformation lautet die Devise: Selber machen!
2018-05-22

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

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

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

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

„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

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

Canada Cracks Down On Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Companies

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is cracking down on unlicensed companies promoting investments and trading in cryptocurrencies. The authority issued an investor alert on May 18, warning the public about five companies: BTCReal, BitSerial, Hypercube Ventures LP, CabinCoin OÜ, and BaapPay Inc., which it said “appeared to be involved in schemes that target Ontario investors […] The post Canada Cracks Down On Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Companies appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-22

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

Camera shy

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
2018-05-19

„Status und Prestige spielen eine große Rolle“

Monblanc-Boss Nicolas Baretzki spricht im Interview über Luxus und Reichtum: Er erklärt, warum die teuerste Uhr seines Unternehmens 260.000 Euro wert ist – und welche Zukunft das Schreiben mit der Hand hat.
2018-05-22

„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

'Didn't want to go on'

Rachel Bannister's daughter was treated in Scotland because no beds were available near Nottingham.
2018-05-20

Trumps Trumpfkarte sticht auch gegen Deutschland

Zentrale Patente im Bereich Kommunikationselektronik und Software sind im Besitz amerikanischer Firmen. Europa und auch China sind von ihnen abhängig. Jetzt beginnen die USA, das Erpressungspotenzial zu nutzen.
2018-05-20

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

Canada Cracks Down On Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Companies

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is cracking down on unlicensed companies promoting investments and trading in cryptocurrencies. The authority issued an investor alert on May 18, warning the public about five companies: BTCReal, BitSerial, Hypercube Ventures LP, CabinCoin OÜ, and BaapPay Inc., which it said “appeared to be involved in schemes that target Ontario investors […] The post Canada Cracks Down On Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Companies appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-22

Brickschain incorporates ULedger to bring Blockchain to Building and Construction

Brickschain, a construction management company, will be using technology by ULedger to bring the level of transparency, trust and efficiency of blockchain to the world of construction.  The blockchain-based construction management company seeks to cut down on expenses, time and the inaccuracies in the current property and asset management process. Communication and upper logistics are some […] The post Brickschain incorporates ULedger to bring Blockchain to Building and Construction appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-21

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

Facebook Stories reveals 150M daily viewers and here come ads

After 14 months of silence since launching, Facebook Stories has finally announced a 150 million daily active user count for its Snapchat Stories clone. And now it’s time to earn some money off it. Facebook Stories will start testing its first ads today in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. They’re 5- to 15-second video ads […]
2018-05-17

WhatsApp revamps Groups to fight Telegram

Facebook just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company. And now Facebook is expanding its mission to get people into “meaningful” groups to WhatsApp. Today, WhatsApp launched a slew of new features for Groups on iOS and Android that let admins set a […]
2018-05-15

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

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

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

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

Verge is Being Hacked, Again

Verge (XVG) has seemingly been the victim of another attack, using a nearly identical attack as last time. Verge is a privacy focused coin that made headlines when pornhub.com started accepting it as a payment method. However, previous to that announcement, its protocol was hacked, resulting in millions of dollars worth of Verge being created […] The post Verge is Being Hacked, Again appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-05-22

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