A Crypto Lover Created a Horror Short Film About Bitcoin

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If you want to raise awareness and popularity of a certain thing – turn it into a movie or a song. Nothing will attract the attention of people more than appearance on Youtube or Spotify. We have already talked about the “cameo” of Bitcoin in music, now it’s time for movies.

A crypto enthusiast and a film director Alex J. Mann created a short film in the genre of horror which depicts the feelings of a Bitcoin holder when its price jumps.

According to the author himself, he draws inspiration for his short movies from the fintech industry and thought “Bitcoin was a necessary topic to explore”.

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SAP and ATB Will Incorporate Ripple Into Their Cross-Border Payment Systems

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The representative of a major German software company SAP has spoken about the upcoming upgrades. Falk Rieker is sure that best expansion policy is collaborating with other institutions and picking up some of their strategic decisions.

That is why the company followed the example of their long-term partner, a Canadian bank ATB, and decided to research the potential of the Ripple cross-border payment technology.

Overall, it took 2 companies 10 days to prepare for the upgrade, and after that the first trial transaction between Canada and Germany was conducted. The transaction was successful and took less than a minute.

And this is not just, you know, a benefit of cost and time, this is first of all the benefit regarding customer experience.said Falk Rieker.

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MyEtherWallet Is Now Available for Apple Users

The crypto platform MyEtherWallet (MEW) has announced the launch of its version for iOS devices. The new app is called MEWconnect.

You can now download MEWconnect from the Apple store for free. The app for Android is currently in the making – the beta version will be released by the end of September.

The developers state that MEWconnect is going to be a fully functioning cryptocurrency wallet where users can deposit store their assets safely. The app is convenient and user-friendly, QR codes replaced the outdated passwords.

Hopefully, the developer team of the wallet took into account the vulnerabilities of the desktop version, and the iOS users will not suffer hacker attacks like the previous one.

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You Can Now Buy a Cup of Coffee in a Swiss Cafe Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

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While cryptocurrency is leaking into the spheres of entertainment, music and sports, the food industry seems to be falling behind a little. Though McDonald’s did launch its MacCoin, frankly speaking, it had nothing to do with crypto except its name.

A little cafe in the capital of Switzerland managed to outrun the king of fast food. You can now purchase food and beverages there using the Lightning Network of Bitcoin. By the way, the cafe is called energyKitchen.

To come up with this upgrade, the management of the cafe partnered up with a local IT company, and here is the result – Bitcoin holders now orders meals from the online menu or scan QR codes outside the cafe and pay for everything in BTC.

Oliver Grugger, the owner of this cafe, revealed some details on his Twitter.

So if you happen to be in Bern with a couple Bitcoins in your virtual pocket, make sure to stop by energyKitchen and get a cup of coffee.

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SEC Regulations and SEC Vision Are Two Completely Different Things: What Does It Mean for Ethereum?

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The Securities and Exchanges Commission is the most influential organization in the US when it comes for crypto. If the SEC officially disapproves a project, this project is doomed. Crypto exchanges, crypto companies, ICO startups all comply with the mighty SEC.

However, it is important to distinguish when the SEC comes out with an official statement and when the SEC representatives declare their thoughts and opinions on a particular issue.

This is what the report published by Jay Clayton on the official website of the SEC is about:

Statements issued by SEC staff frequently include a disclaimer underscoring the important distinction between the Commission’s rules and regulations, on the one hand, and staff views on the other.”

This leads us to another thought. So far the crypto community was sure the SEC did not consider Ethereum a security on the official level. However, now it turns out that it was just the point of view of the abovementioned Jay Clayton.

Thus, Ethereum might still be a security after all. Hopefully, it will boost its exchange rate a little, since it hasn’t been particularly high these couple of weeks.

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Akon: Nobody Knows What Cryptocurrency Is, But It Doesn’t Mean You Should Not Invest Into It

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The famous American rapper Akon, the author of such hits as Smack That and Right Now, seems to be very interested in cryptocurrencies. First, he announced the launch of his own digital coin – Akoin – which is supposed to be the currency of a crypto city in Africa.

While the details of his ambitious plan have not yet been revealed, Akon keeps researching the possibilities of the crypto world. Recently he gave an interview where he discussed the financial situation in Africa and his vision on cryptocurrency.

When the interviewer said he did not quite what cryptocurrency was in the first place, Akon’s response was simple – “Nobody does.” The rapper actually finds digital assets very similar to regular company shares.

You know they’re going to yield an investment. You go there with your money because you know, these guys, in the next four, five or ten years, their projection said they are going to make triple what they are making now.” – he mentioned.

In the end, Akon said he would keep studying the subject and would do everything in his power to improve the difficult situation in Africa.

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MasterCard Will Use Blockchain to Upgrade Business-to-Business Transactions

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A worldwide payment system company MasterCard received an approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding the application submitted in March of this year.

As we reported earlier, MasterCard got green light from the Office and started developing its own blockchain:

Mastercard Received a Patent on a Coupon Authenticating System on Blockchain

Now the company is directing the powers of this technology to improve and secure B2B transaction within its framework. According to their new patent:

There is a need for a technical solution to provide a disruptive, uniform settlement system which can reduce the amount of processing as well as the amount of communications and fund transfers.

This technical solution is the blockchain technology.

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