The Shares of Netflix, Apple and Tesla Might Be Switching to Blockchain

2018 was quite a hard year for cryptocurrency and the whole digital world. There were ups and downs, sadly enough, downs were much more common. But crypto is still alive, it’s still afloat, thus, there is still a chance that everything will stabilize sooner or later.

Many specialists and experts in the field have been suggesting various ways of fixing the situation. One of them is a relatively new concept of “tokenization”.

Tokenization basically means turning real physical assets, like stock shares, equities or bonds, into digital ones, in other words, putting them onto blockchain. This is how security tokens are created.

This topic has been discussed for quite a while, but now this idea could be implemented in real life. The company DX.Exchange, located in Estonia, has created a blockchain-based platform which lets the customers purchase the shares of the world giants from blockchain.

The shares of Facebook, Tesla, Apple, Netflix and other leaders of NASDAQ can be bought indirectly, in the form of security tokens, backed up by real actual shares.

As stated by the representative of DX.Exchange:

By tokenizing stocks of some of the biggest publicly-traded companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and more, we are opening an untapped market of millions of old and new traders around the globe cutting out the middleman.”

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Apple Officially Showed Two New iPad Models, Without Waiting for the Presentation

Apple company updated two long-forgotten tablets at the same time – we are talking about iPad mini and iPad Air.

As for the small tablet, its display diagonal remains the same – 7.9 inches. It is equipped with the most modern and productive chip of A12 Bionic own production. If we compare the updated iPad mini with a tablet of the previous generation, then we can notice a productivity increase of 300% and graphics acceleration by a whole 1000%.

The new iPad is equipped with a new advanced Retina display, which certainly supports True Tone technology. It is 25% brighter and also regarding the relatively small diagonal of the display, we can say that the iPad mini of the new generation has a display with the highest PPI (pixel density per inch) among the entire line of Apple tablets. The price of this gadget starts at $399.

Source: Apple

“Big Brother” is also run by the new A12 Bionic chip. iPad Air with a display diagonal of 10.5 inches has increased productivity compared to the previous model by 70% and accelerated graphics by 200%. One of the new features of the gadget is support of Apple Pencil and True Tone technology. The price of the new iPad Air starts at $499.

Source: Apple

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Joseph Lubin: Introduction of Blockchain Technology Leads to Rapid Growth in the Global Economy

CEO of ConsenSys during his speech at the SXSW conference stated that the massive introduction of blockchain technology will allow the global economy to grow 10 times in just a couple of decades.

He stressed that there aren’t a lot of ordinary people now who are using products based on distributed ledger technology in their everyday life. After that, he compared the blockchain technology with e-mail which was not so widely popular in the 80s of the XX century.  

“There weren’t a lot of ‘normal’ people firing email around in 1983.”

Besides this, in his speech, Joseph Lubin recalled the upcoming Euthereum 2.0 update. He believes that a new version of Vitalik Buterin’s creation won’t have so many of the current flaws. Lubin also said a few words about the first cryptocurrency:

“In Bitcoin and currently in Ethereum, you need to have specialized hardware, burn lots of electricity, waste lots of computation, to basically keep everybody in sync. [With Ethereum 2.0, in 18 months] we’ll have a blockchain system much more powerful and scalable that uses orders of magnitude less energy.”

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The New Zealand Mass Shooting Video Goes Viral: Major Social Media Platforms Are Unable to Handle Terrorist Content

The whole world is in terror after a horrible act of violence which took place a few days ago in New Zealand. If you haven’t heard already, here is a recap of what happened on that terrible day.

A 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant committed a massacre in two mosques in the town Christchurch located in New Zealand. The terrorist killed 49 and wounded 42 people. While doing so, he was streaming the whole process on the social network Facebook.

Before the attack, Tarrant posted a manifesto, which was 74 pages long. In the document, the terrorist proclaimed himself an “ethno-nationalist eco-fascist.” He expressed inexplicable hate towards people of different religions, for example, Muslims and Jews, and towards immigrants who came to Australia and New Zealand.

The failure of social networks

During and after the act of terror, it became clear that social networks are unable to control such content. The 17-minute-long was first uploaded to Facebook, then re-uploaded to YouTube.

No matter how hard the developer teams tried to delete the horrific video from their platforms, they failed to do so. Whenever one copy of the video was deleted, three more popped up somewhere else.

Google (that owns YouTube) and Facebook have been applying smart technologies in order to track down and eliminate all the content related to the Christchurch massacre, however, the video can still be found in the web.

Shocking, violent and graphic content has no place on our platforms, and we are employing our technology and human resources to quickly review and remove any and all such violative content on YouTube,” claimed the representative of the platform.

The public response

People have divided into two camps. The first ones believe that such horrific content should be eliminated from the Internet. They make statements that the authorities and social media management should restrict hate speeches, manifestos of fascist nature and violent videos.

The other camp stands for freedom of speech. They also claim that the blocking of terrorist accounts on social media may make it more difficult to track them down and prevents shootings, bombings etc. For instance, the Internet correspondence of two Florida students helped to prevent another school bombing just a few days ago.

Despite many arguments, mostly everybody agrees that such terrible and unspeakably cruel acts of violence, deprived of a single hint of humanity, should never be displayed like they were during the New Zealand massacre.

Facebook and other platforms are still working hard to find and delete all the videos of the act of terror and block the corresponding accounts.

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11 Best iOS Apps

In the previous article, we overlooked the best Android apps. Now is the time to talk about popular apps for iPhone and iPad.

1. Wunderlist

Time management is a guarantee of productivity and success. Wunderlist is a simple and clear task manager with which you can easily plan all your daily tasks and get them done.

You can make lists, add projects, reminders, organize tasks of the same type in separate folders and also you can attach different files to them. The app has a quite useful feature of shared access so you could share scheduled tasks with other members of a community. Wunderlist is a cross-platform solution that is why it is available not only for iOS but also for Android and other operating systems (the app even has its own version for Apple Watch).

2. Fantastical

This app is available only on Apple devices. It is a very convenient and well-engineered calendar. Many iPhone users prefer Fantastical to a standard calendar.

One of the main features of this app is the ability to recognize “human language”. That means that you have an opportunity instead of the exact date and time to write “tomorrow night” or “a meeting for an hour and a half”. The app works perfectly together with a huge amount of different services and apps (Google Maps, 1Password, Facebook, Twitter etc.).

3. Spark

Spark app is a great and moreover free email client that you can download from App Store. The app has many various settings and features for personalization and customization by a user.

Spark supports iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, and many other popular email clients. The application has intuitive gesture control, smart income messages, its own file manager and many more.

4. Facetune 2

Facetune 2 is a multifunctional photo editor of the face which has many various features with which you can change your appearance beyond recognition. There are many different apps in this category but Facetune 2 is the most advanced and convenient to use. With this application you can:

  • whiten your teeth;
  • change size and shape (width, length, a shape of eyes, etc.) of parts of the face;
  • retouch your skin color;
  • remove other defects (moles, black eyes, freckles, etc.);
  • change your eyes color;
  • change the background of a photo.

And this is not even a complete list of all the Facetune 2 features. It should be noted that the changes look very realistic. This app has many strengths but we must mention its major flaw – the cost. You can get access to all the Facetune 2 features either on a monthly basis for $5,99 or on a yearly basis for $35,99.

5. Documents

With this app you can keep all your documents in one place. You can view and edit it with literally one click. The app has a full file manager that supports many formats. It can also be synchronized with different cloud storages.

6. Snapseed

Snapseed is a rather qualitative and what’s more important absolutely free photo editor which has many different tools.

Snapseed developers managed to create a very convenient and intuitive interface that allows editing a photo with just a few taps on a screen. The app has a great number of settings and you can review a history of changes in every file. But the main feature of Snapseed is an ability to edit only a certain shot without editing the whole photo.

7. 1Password

This is by far the best app for iOS devices in which you can store confidential information – different sites’ passwords, bank cards data, important docs, etc. – absolutely safe.

To start using the app 1Password simply enter the necessary data only once. After that, all important information will always be at hand and moreover, it will be completely safe. The security of personal data is achieved, firstly, through a very strong 256-bit AES encryption, and secondly, through a single main password.

8. Flipboard

It is easy to learn about the latest news about the world from a smartphone. Thanks to Flipboard app you don’t have to go to a huge number of sites and open dozens of tabs. This is a convenient news-gathering service which has a nice minimal design.

After installing the app the user will be asked to tell about his/her interests in order to offer only an interesting content in the future (science, technology, cryptocurrency, sport, politics, etc.).

9. Scanbot

Nowadays it became more convenient to copy and share different documents. Everyone knows that the iPhone has a quite qualitative camera with which you can make great photos. But when using a camera to copy documents one significant defect appears – the background. Using Scanbot 6 you can forget this problem.

The developers made sure that the program recognized both standard A4 documents and small objects (certificates, business cards, checks, etc.).

10. Convertible

If you want to quickly convert any values, then this application is a must to download on your iPhone or iPad. To top it all off, Convertible can convert the national currency of more than 160 different countries.

11. Wikipanion

Special for those who read Wikipedia all the time a convenient app Wikipanion was created. With the help of this client you can easily and quickly search the huge digital library of knowledge, look through pages interesting for you, save them to selections, add to bookmarks and share it with your friends with just a few clicks. This app significantly simplifies work with Wikipedia on your iPhone.

Conclusion

As you may know, a new iPhone without installed additional soft is of little use. If you want to use your smartphone to the fullest, you need qualitative and helpful apps. In this article, we talked about the most interesting and universal apps for iOS which will be helpful for almost every user.

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On April 23-24 in Singapore, the Global Forum Blockchain Life 2019 Welcomes 5000+ Attendees and Top Companies at its 3d edition.

The global forum 2019 highlights four significant topics: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, StartUps and Mining. More than 5000 people including industry top speakers, funds and investors, blockchain startups and world companies, crypto traders, developers and miners – all are going to join Blockchain Life 2019 to discuss the latest trends and ways of earning money in the crypto market.

Find out more information and get tickets: http://blockchain-life.com

Among the participating companies: Listing.Help, CoinMarketCap, KuCoin, Cointelegraph, BitForex, Neo, Nem, BitBlock Capital, IvoryBay Capital, Gravitas Holding, InfiniVision, Jets Capital and other famous enterprises from all over the world.

The list of speakers is constantly growing, check it here: http://blockchain-life.com

The previous Blockchain Life forum in November 2018 attracted over 4500 guests and became one of the largest world events in the industry. In 2019 the famous hotel Marina Bay Sands welcomes 5000 participants from 70 countries around the globe in Singapore.

Join world blockchain and cryptocommunity now: http://blockchain-life.com

The global forum is organized by the world listing agency – Listing.Help. The general partner of Blockchain Life 2019 is ELVN – a new, convenient and safe cryptomessenger, that pays its users for activity.

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Apple’s iCloud Major Outage

Just yesterday we wrote about the biggest Facebook and Instagram outage, as it became known about glitches with iCloud.   

Apple’s iCloud was down for 5 hours yesterday. After that, the company representatives reported that they had fixed all the bugs and iCloud is working properly now.

What caused the outage the company wouldn’t say. According to the Apple support webpage, the situation was quite serious. Users were having problems not only accessing iCloud, but also Backup, Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Keychain, iCloud Drive, iWork, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Find My iPhone and other services.

It should be noted that this week was marked by the biggest outage of IT giants. First Google, then Facebook and now Apple. What’s next? We will follow developments.  

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