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AdsDax Surpasses 1 Billion Ad Events Recorded on Hedera Hashgraph’s Mainnet

AdsDax continues its impressive growth as advertisers enjoy the benefits of distributed ledger backed ad tracking AdsDax, a decentralized advertising platform and marketplace to create, buy, verify, and sell advertising, has recorded over 1 billion advert events on the Hedera Hashgraph mainnet, marking the biggest ever effort by any ad-tech provider to shift the advertising industry towards blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The pioneering ad-platform began tracking events on the Hashgraph mainnet 8…

John McAfee Launches World’s First Private Cell Phone Data Service

Technology legend and two-time presidential candidate John McAfee has announced The Ghost Cell Phone Data Service, the first 4G data service to make connections to the network untraceable. McAfee is looking for members of the media interested in beta-testing the service, which is slated for global launch in September. The Ghost Cell Phone Data Service uses eSIM technology that allows data connections on a smartphone without a physical SIM card. Users of supported phones connect to a special network for data services. This…

Blockchain Surges Forward

Industry experts predict a surging acceptance of blockchain technologies in the next three years, and the global cryptocurrency mining market is forecast to reach almost $40 billion.  With a growing number of organizations around the world adopting cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, smart companies operating within the space are working to strengthen their positions in the burgeoning industry. International Spirits & Wellness Holdings Inc is partnering with Bit5ive LLC, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining…

BRD Integrates with Hedera Hashgraph to Drive Enterprise Adoption of Scalable, Secure, and Faster DLT

Hedera's HBAR has been added to BRD's consumer wallet, which is powered by BRD's Blockset product for enterprises BRD, the most secure mobile cryptocurrency wallet, has announced a strategic relationship with enterprise-grade distributed public ledger platform Hedera Hashgraph. Hedera's native cryptocurrency, HBAR, is now available in the BRD consumer wallet, making it accessible to nearly 5 million users globally. BRD supports Hedera's ongoing mission to deliver faster, more scalable, and secure distributed ledger…

Crypto.com Partners With TV-TWO to Drive Crypto Adoption

Alliance Boosts Reach for Educating about Crypto Crypto.com and TV-TWO, the world's leading content discovery platform for crypto, have announced a partnership to jointly drive crypto adoption. Over 1.1 million monthly active users benefit from TV-TWO by consuming their favorite crypto content through the TV-TWO app. Combining entertainment and education, users study the ins and outs of everything crypto. To further drive crypto adoption, TV-TWO provides its users with recommendations to securely navigate the crypto…

Coronavirus Lockdown: Massive Surge in the Use of Fintech Apps

Coronavirus-triggered social distancing, isolation and lockdowns have driven-up the use of financial apps in Europe by 72 per cent in a week, reveals deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The sharp increase in the use of financial technology comes as the world readjusts to life fighting against the global health crisis and economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. James Green, deVere Group’s Divisional Manager of Europe, notes: “The world has changed in the last…

Report: Online Payment Fraud Surged More Than 70 Percent in 2019 as Cybercriminals Exploit New Payment and Business Types

New Digital Trust & Safety Index shows fraudsters are now mostly using mobile devices to commit payment fraud Online payment fraud attempts increased by 73 percent in 2019, according to a new report from Sift. The research, the Digital Trust & Safety Index, details the different ways fraudsters target online businesses, the platforms and payment types they use, the times of year they most frequently strike, and many other patterns discovered through Sift’s global data network of more than 400 billion events per…

AdsDax Expands Cryptocurrency Product Offerings In Indian Advertising Market

Decentralised advertising platform lines up big brands for ad campaign after landmark ruling allows banks in India to service crypto firms AdsDax, a blockchain-enabled advertising platform, has unveiled plans to expand its business activities in India, working with more brands and agencies to deliver innovative ad campaigns that leverage blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies for higher levels of transparency and accurate reporting. Marketing Technology News: Avtex Hires Kristine Hansen as Vice President of Sales The…

TechBytes with Vanya Cohen, Machine Learning Engineer at Luminoso

Hi Vanya, from spending your time in Seattle to joining an NLP and AI technology company - what inspired you to make this journey? Growing up in Seattle, I was exposed to tech at a pretty young age. Most of my friends’ parents worked for Microsoft. I spent a lot of my free time working on little coding projects, and even started my own business developing Video game mods in high school. Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey captured my imagination, and gave me a sense that AI was going to be an important part of the…

CES 2020: SecuX Launches the World’s First All-in-One Cryptocurrency Retail Payment Solution Built with Blockchain Hardware Wallet

SecuX, awarded the Best Cross-Platform Crypto Hardware Wallet 2019, is a startup company who focuses on applying Blockchain technology to Retail industry. SecuX is going to exhibit its state-of-the-art solution about Cryptocurrencies Payment Solution at Sands Expo, Halls A-D 45840 (Digital Money Forum) and Hall G 51441 AI 2 (Eureka Park) of CES, Las Vegas, USA during January 7th-10th, 2020 SecuX Technology Inc., a Blockchain Security Company, foresees the emerging of cryptocurrency payment and the requirement to let…

Over Eight Billion OmniCoins Were Intentionally Destroyed to Benefit Users

OmniBazaar, Inc. and OmniCoin Foundation Company jointly announced that 84% of all issued OmniCoins were intentionally destroyed ("burned") on 25 December as a surprise holiday gift to OmniCoin holders and users. OmniCoins are the native cryptocurrency of the OmniBazaar peer-to-peer e-commerce marketplace. The destroyed tokens were issued at the creation of the OmniCoin blockchain in October 2018. They were issued to OmniCoin Foundation Company to be sold in token sale events (such as an ICO or IEO) to raise money for…

TechBytes with Philipp Pointner, Chief Product Officer at Jumio

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Jumio? I serve as a Chief Product Officer at Jumio, the leading provider of online identity verification technology and biometric-based authentication services for financial services, travel, sharing economy, gaming and cryptocurrency sectors. A product visionary and leader in the global financial services and e-commerce spaces, I have successfully led products for over a decade. How does Identity Authentication technology work for Marketing and…

apM Coin Spoke at Bittrex Global’s ‘The Future of Cryptocurrency’

The apM Coin project, to be introduced at the Dongdaemun APM wholesale clothing malls, attended the event 'The Future of Cryptocurrency' hosted by the global exchange Bittrex Global. The event was held ahead of the official launch of Bittrex Global in Liechtenstein and was attended by more than 100 industry-related leaders and experts including H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, Kiran Raj Bittrex Global CEO, Stephen Stonberg Bittrex Global COO, and Ralph Wenger, a partner and attorney-at-law of BATLINER WANGER…

Permission.io Launches E-Commerce Marketplace

World’s first permission-based platform lets consumers interact with thousands of top retailers without interruption Permission.io, the permission-based platform and creator of the cryptocurrency ASK, has officially launched its e-commerce marketplace. The Permission Marketplace is an e-commerce platform where merchants compensate consumers for their time and data. Instead of merchants paying internet giants to reach consumers, merchants compensate the consumer directly with ASK. The Permission Marketplace operates in…

MarTech Interview with Ken Brook, Founder and CEO at MetaX

"The Digital Advertising ecosystem is one of the most suitable environments for leveraging Blockchain transparency." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at MetaX? I am the CEO and Founder of MetaX. I have been working in Advertising Technology since 2012. Prior to starting MetaX in 2016, I founded several Advertising Technology companies and through experience, learned the Digital Advertising industry was fundamentally flawed. I began exploring new ways of addressing the known…

Copyright Management: Copibec Adopts Blockchain Technology

Copibec is leading the way by embracing blockchain technology through a partnership with Montreal start-up Scenarex, the leading developer of digital publishing solutions built on blockchain technology. The goal of this partnership is to deliver an automated copyright management platform for businesses that use copyright-protected content. This new platform will meet a key need for Copibec’s clients who are committed to complying with copyright while ensuring that content can be shared smoothly within their organizations.…

A Marketer’s Glossary to Blockchain

Blockchain applications for marketing have officially arrived. Blockchain has the potential to clean up significant inefficiencies in digital advertising by bringing transparency to the entire ad supply chain. The IAB recently released a report supporting blockchain as a universal solution, and companies like Unilever, MediaMath and IBM are actively testing blockchain technology in their campaigns today. But marketers are still struggling to understand the principles behind this nascent technology. This isn’t…

Crypto Night a Roaring Success, Crypto Heavyweights Consensys, Huobi & Ethereum Foundation Graces EveningTalenta

Crypto Night Chose to Take the Educational Route by Offering an Informative Side Stage Kicking July off with a bang, The Blockchain Hub hosted a full-housed crypto meet at 9 Temasek Boulevard - an address most are already familiar with as Asia's blockchain sanctuary. Singapore'sleading blockchain advisories, Talenta and BlockConnectors, were the brains behind the eventful meet that was driven by parallel visions of creating an all-inclusive platform for blockchain education and stimulation. For a cryptocurrency…

DeepBrain Chain Launches AI Mining Workstation; Aims to Become the “Uber of AI Computing”

DeepBrain Chain Officially Announced the Presale of AI Mining Workstation at AI Congress Las Vegas in May 2018 Recently, high computing cost has become an obstacle to the development of the AI industry, AI companies must continue to purchase the very-pricey computing powers in order to keep training more accurate models. Enters DeepBrain Chain, whose network utilizes blockchain technology to integrate the globally distributed computing resources while providing customized, decentralized and dynamic services based purely on…

Top 10 Takeaways From The Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report

Some of the Biggest Themes in The Internet Trends Report This Year Include Privacy, Ecommerce, China, And Work China will soon overtake the US (in terms of technology and its consumption), Ecommerce is at an all-time high, cryptocurrency has exploded, having quadrupled since Jan 2017, and yes, artificial intelligence is proving to be more important to human history than fire. That’s the much-awaited Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report in a nutshell. Of course, the 294-slide report, presented by the Kleiner…