CNET Founder Backs $50 Million ICO for Video Streaming

Streaming a TV show or a sports game directly to your laptop doesn’t make big TV networks much money today. However, that might change if VideoCoin, a new decentralized project that’s taking aim at the price major broadcasters and media companies pay to stream content, succeeds on its vision. When a broadcaster sends out a broadcast over the airwaves, one signal can reach many devices, but when it broadcasts over the internet one signal goes to one device. “It’s all cost and no revenue,” Halsey Minor, CEO of Live Planet,…

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NY Consensus Conference Day 1

NY Consensus Conference Day 1: Blockchain Week has begun with great enthusiasm for both technology enthusiasts and businesspeople around the world. Expectations have been met, and even exceeded in some cases. One of the main events of this week that seeks to raise awareness about the blockchain world and the benefits it represents for the community is the NY Consensus Conference. An event organized by Coindesk that has earned a reputation as the most significant festival dedicated to blockchain technologies around the world. According to CNBC figures, the event registered…

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IBM and Stellar Join Forces

The IBM made waves in the crypto market today. To top it off, the International Business Machines Corp. took Stellar along with it for the ride. IBM and Stellar have teamed up, with IBM issuing a token using a public blockchain.  IBM and Stellar This is IBM’s first time issuing a token using a public blockchain. Which blockchain, you ask? The Stellar blockchain, of course! IBM and Stellar have also been working alongside Veridium, a carbon credits startup, to develop the token. The crypto token’s name is “Verde.” At Consensus…

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Goes After Institutional Investors | CNBC

Coinbase announced the launch on Tuesday of four new products aimed at that investor class: Coinbase Custody, Coinbase Markets, The Coinbase Institutional Coverage Group and Coinbase Prime. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News…

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Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Wins Approval to Trade Zcash

The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini digital currency exchange has become the first in New York to receive a license to trade the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash. Alongside the news, Gemini announced support for trading zcash on Monday. Starting from May 19, Gemini users will be able to start depositing zcash (ZEC) into their accounts, the exchange said in a blog announcement. Trading will commence on May 22. Gemini will be offering three new pairs for trading the cryptocurrency: ZEC/USD, ZEC/BTC and ZEC/ETH. Eric Winer, VP of engineering at Gemini, said in the post: “We…

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HTC Exodus to Be ‘World’s First Native Blockchain Phone’

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Smartphone manufacturer HTC is taking a major leap into the cryptocurrency ecosystem and wider blockchain industry. The Taiwanese firm on Tuesday unveiled the “HTC Exodus,” which it describes as the “world’s first native blockchain phone.” The Android-powered phone will be tailor-made to provide support for decentralized applications (DApps) like CryptoKitties, and it will feature a secure hardware enclave to provide users with access to a universal cryptocurrency wallet that is native to the device. The phone…

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Consensus Summit NYC | Will It Create a Bull Run For Bitcoin Price?

The three day New York cryptocurrency conference kicked off on Monday. The Consensus Summit NYC see’s leading industry experts such as Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard and FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, talk about the emerging market and upcoming breakthroughs in the blockchain and crypto sphere.    The size of the conference has grown three times larger since last years, this alone is a positive signal regarding the utilization and growing potential of cryptocurrency. Almost 8,500 market experts and traders are attending…

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Bitcoin To Hit $50,000 By Year-End: BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes | CNBC

CNBC’s Seema Mody reports on the world’s largest bitcoin conference and Arthur Hayes, BitMEX CEO, discusses his outlook for the cryptocurrency. Included are CNBC’s Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC…

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Blockchain Company BitPesa Wants To Transform Payments In Africa | CNBC

Elizabeth Rossiello, BitPesa CEO and founder, discusses how her company allows customers to send and collect business payments between Africa and the rest of the world. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on…

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