Why Not Pay Sources for Stories? — Asks Blockchain Media Startup

Tel Aviv-based media outlet BLOCKTV announced details of a tokenized rewards system to incentivize sources to share exclusive news tips. This comes after BLOCKTV revealed that its native token, BLTV, would be listed on the Bittrex Global exchange on Nov. 21.

BLOCKTV CEO Aviram Elad told Cointelegraph:

“We see the BLTV token as a solution to fix a broken business model in the media industry. The token aims to empower an upcoming token economy that combines content creators, advertisers, and consumers.”

BLTV is an ERC20 token that will be offered to publishers, journalists, advertisers, sources and viewers. It forms the backbone of

Inside StockX’s authentication center

Joshua Luber runs a sneaker empire valued at more than $1 billion, but he thinks they’re just now scratching the surface. The consumer marketplace recently expanded to include a fifth category (collectibles). “It’s an evolution of eBay that works similar to the stock market,” Luber states, “but at the core, it’s around the concept of true market price.” 

We visited StockX’s 15,000-square-foot facility in Detroit to get a peek into their authentication process, and sat down with Luber to chat about humble beginnings, business expansion and sneakers.

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WATCH: MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan on Crypto Adoption and Ethereum

At Devcon 5 last week, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen sat down with MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan to chat about user adoption and the state of ethereum.

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Founded in 2015, MyCrypto makes the blockchain more accessible through customer-first products for ethereum and ERC-20 tokens.

As Monahan told CoinDesk, MyCrypto focuses on the customer experience:

“People are used to the Googles and the Facebooks and you type in your username and your password and if you forget it like they’ll recover it for you and everything’s fine. And then they enter cry

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok

“It’s almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in leaked audio of him describing TikTok during an all-hands meeting. But it’s not. TikTok represents a new form of social entertainment that’s vastly different from the lifelogging of Instagram where you can just take a selfie, show something pretty, or pan around what you’re up to. TikToks are premeditated, storyboarded, and vastly different than the haphazard Stories on Insta.

That’s why Zuckerberg’s comments cast a dark shadow over the future of the Facebook

Not all is predictable on Facebook’s social Horizon

Most of the people I spoke with at Facebook’s Oculus Connect see the proliferation of virtual reality as a foregone conclusion, one that’s just a matter of timing at this point. For Facebook, the conference’s “The Time is Now” catchphrase showcased that they feel their hardware is ready for everyone.

But despite the success they feel like they’ve tapped into when it comes to hardware iterations, the company’s bread and butter social networking prowess feels like it’s barely improved in-headset in the past several years of VR experimentatio

How Peloton made sweat addictive enough to IPO

It makes lazy people like me work out. That’s the genius of the Peloton bicycle. All you have to do is velcro on the shoes and you’re trapped. You’ve eliminated choice and you will exercise. Through a succession of savvy product design choice I’ll break down here, Peloton removes the friction to getting fit. It’s the leader in a movement I call “pushbutton health”. And this is why I think Peloton will be a big succes no matter what short-term investors do when it IPOs this week after raising $994 million in venture capital.

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SwimVoiceCoach – Audio guided swim trainings to enhance your swim level!

Have you ever swum with a waterproof mp3 player before? SwimVoiceCoach uses the technology of underwater mp3 player to take e swim training to a whole new level!

SwimVoiceCoach is a web service,  which allows users to create personalized audio swim trainings combining their favorite music with audio instructions in-between.

The swimmer not only gets swimming instructions to stay motivated over the long haul, but also gets regular audio cues providing him with information regarding his pace, distance and time. With SwimVoiceCoach the athlete stays fully focused during  swim trainings!

He also swims at the right pace during his training and does not start off too fast or  slow down during the training.

SwimVoiceCoach provides the athlete with a lot of variety in his training. The athlete will no longer have to swim the sam

The Road to Making Great Marketing Videos

Do you need to create videos to assist you market your service or product? Most likely you don’t have resources to create a video or much time to waste on learning how video editing software functions.

If you don’t have any experience in video production, your only option might to pay through the nose for some expert to do it. However, even with limited funds, the good news is that you can still make great videos by taking the following steps:

  1. Showcase Your Personality

While launching a video, make sure you stand out from your competitors.  You must do something that will keep you apart from the pack. Customers are not likely to read a long explanation about why your product is better than the next guy’s. To the average person, virtual content is more accessible, shareable and digestible.

If you can showcase the personality of your service or product in a way that is memorable and relatable, customers will come looking for you. B

Facebook is on an Aggressive Mission to Develop Surround 360 Virtual Reality

Facebook has announced that it focus its future in Virtual Reality through its massive multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus. Although millions of users are experimenting with other inexpensive means like Google Cardboard, Facebook has reverted to creating more content for those devices. Facebook has taken a major step by announcing that it has made the best 360-degree camera rig.

Some technical problems in making great 3D 360-degree content
Besides the technical challenges in creating immersive video, the creative challenges themselves are also daunting. They affect both the software and the hardware — putting the hardware right is the right approach, as the software’s task become much more tractable. Facebook had some major challenging areas that it faced in ensuring that Surround 360 video would be high-quality. However, it has invested to create a hardware design that addressed the issues.

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Samsung ‘Bedtime VR Stories’ is Perfecting the remote parenting App

One of the most ignored aspects of virtual reality space is its potential to bring people in different locations together in one virtual place. The problem is that the emerging VR mainly focus on gaming or passive viewing experience. Somehow, this makes the users to detach themselves from the real life situations. Samsung is now changing that through the Bedtime VR Stories app.

However, a new application from Samsung known as Bedtime VR Stories provides an example of how virtual reality can be used to connect with someone located in faraway place. The app enables parents to link with their children in VR and narrate them bedtime stories using a combination of VOIP (VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL) and VR. Each story takes around six to seven minutes. It only requires the parents to have a smartphone and Samsung Gear VR and children to have a special cardboard viewer.

The illustrations video shows how fascinating the experience can be for the parent and the child. Another video dem

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