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Blockchain Media Marketplace Launches Mobile App Next Month

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Decentralized blockchain project Snapparazzi launched its minimum viable product (MVP) for their forthcoming mobile-app oriented service which promises to significantly change the current state of media and journalism. The platform will utilise a ...

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Platform Allows Content Creators to Sell Footage to News Media Via Blockchain Auction

The media sharing and advertising platform Snapparazzi has announced a release of its minimum viable product (MVP) of a blockchain-based platform. The app aims to allow everyone with a smartphone “to become a reporter” or a content creator. The user takes footage or a photo of newsworthy events with their smartphone and shares it using the platform. The interested buyers ...

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UAE Preparing to Adopt Formal ICO, Fintech Regulations, Local Media Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a draft of regulations governing Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), local media outlet WAM reported Sunday, September 9 citing government sources. The reported move comes in addition to lawmakers in the country adopting plans for a regulatory sandbox aimed at attracting greater fintech activity. “The sandbox will act as an environment that attracts innovators ...

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Investment Firm Denies Involvement In Bitmain IPO Following Erroneous Media Reports

Singapore-based investment company Temasek has officially denied involvement in the cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to an official statement August 30. Last month, media reported that Temasek was one of the key investors in the Bitmain pre-IPO funding round. The investment firm’s commitments for the pre-IPO allegedly totalled $560 million. In response to the reports, Temasek ...

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Japanese Social Media Company LINE Launches Cryptocurrency

Japanese social media company LINE is doubling down on its bet that cryptocurrency has a bright future. The publicly-traded LINE announced on Friday that it has launched its own cryptocurrency, named “LINK,” complete with an independent blockchain designed to serve as a platform for decentralized applications (dApps). A LINE representative told CCN that the blockchain is based on a Delegated ...

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Fifth Largest Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reopen Account Registrations, Media Report

Bithumb, one of the largest South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges, will open up account registrations after a month-long freeze, local media outlet Yonhap News reports Wednesday, August 29. According to a spokesperson from banking partner Nonghyup Bank, Bithumb will meet specific requirements as dictated by South Korean law in return for regaining banking support. Nonghyup had previously suspended its services for ...

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WeChat Shuts Down Numerous Crypto Media Accounts

Chinese social media giant WeChat has reportedly closed down accounts owned by several cryptocurrency and blockchain media accounts on its platform, local news outlet Lanjinger reports. The Tencent-owned company indicated in a statement that it had carried out the sudden purge in line with central government’s cryptocurrency policy. WeChat Purge Beginning on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, WeChat began implementing a ...

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Dash Gains Mainstream Media Attention for its Competitive Advantages

Forbes recently interviewed Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Core Group, about Dash, Dash Core Group, and the competitive advantages that Dash offers. In the Dash section of the article, Forbes highlights that “Dash attempts to differentiate itself via a structured and decentralized governance model, something which Bitcoin and Ethereum lack”. The article then proceeded to let Ryan discuss the advantages ...

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China’s Social Media Giant WeChat Blocks a Number of Crypto Media Accounts, Sources Say

WeChat, the 1 billion-user Chinese social media platform developed by Tencent, has reportedly blocked a number of crypto and blockchain related accounts, local financial news outlet Lanjinger reported August 21. Lanjinger quotes a WeChat official as saying that some public accounts were suspected of publishing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and crypto trading “hype” in violation of the service’s  “Interim Provisions ...

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FlipNpik’s Social Media Model: Boosting Incentives for Local Promotions

Launched in 2009, the social networking app Foursquare was hailed as providing a cutting-edge approach for users to share their location with friends. Called a “check-in,” people would reveal their location through their mobile device by selecting the venue they were frequenting at that time. The app grew immensely popular as users around the world accumulated points for spending time ...

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