French government to create ‘ICO white list’ with new regulations

While the world is looking at Facebook’s Libra and its recent senate hearing, France is knuckling down and is set to approve the first wave of cryptocurrency businesses under new legislation. Under the rules, cryptocurrency-related firms will voluntarily abide by a regulatory framework that requires them to pay tax, provide consumer protection, and meet capital requirements, Reuters reports. Authorities will implement regulations later this month. Firms that follow France‘s rules will receive approval from the country’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF), and will effectively be white listed. “We are in talks with three or four candidates for initial coin offerings (ICOs),”… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Chinese vertical dramas made for phone viewing show the future of mobile video

Mobile video is a big deal, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Big Tech has been fast-moving into the mobile video space for a few years now, and recently a slew of mobile-specific content has arrived. Instagram launched IGTV in 2018, and is pushing creators to explore what’s possible for mobile video. Netflix introduced vertical 30-second previews, and is now experimenting with mobile-first features like vibrating movies. Spotify is releasing vertical music videos. Snap is delivering plenty of premium mobile video content with its Snap Originals, and has more on the way. But compared to traditional videos which have been… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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Xiaomi launches Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India

The much-awaited smartphones from Xiaomi’s stable, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are now official in India. The Redmi K20 is the company’s mid-range phone while the Pro variant goes well beyond the segment and into a somewhat premium range. It will be interesting to see how Xiaomi pushes the Redmi brand forward as the company hasn’t witnessed great success with its premium Mi branded phones in the past. Having said that, the Redmi K20 series looks like a new chapter for the brand and the phones surely pack a punch. Xiaomi Redmi K20 & K20 Pro pricing and availability The Redmi K20 is offered in two variants– 6GB RAM… Read More

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Top budget smartphones with big batteries in India

A decent battery is the root of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone during any point of the day, without worrying about battery drain. More importantly, it dictates whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device on your way home after a long day at work. Quite a few phones that go all out with their features forget to back it up with a sizeable battery. But, there are still a number options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment. Keep in mind that battery size alone isn’t the determining factor for… Read More

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Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery

Elon Musk on Tuesday announced in a livestream that his neuro technology startup Neuralink hopes to begin implanting devices into human minds as early as next year. Musk has invested $100 million into the secretive company — which hopes to achieve a “symbiosis with artificial intelligence” — since its founding in 2016, according to the New York Times. Musk explained that the Neuralink system would allow for a tiny chip, known as a brain-machine interface, to be implanted into the minds of willing subjects. The chip would be capable of stimulating the brain’s neurons using tiny flexible threads of electrodes and individual electrode thread would be inserted using a precision… Read More

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