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Blockstack’s virtualchain technology helps accelerate blockchain development

Blockchain technology was a hot topic in 2017, as the ledger system saw exponential innovations added to its mainframe. Blockstack, founded in 2013, has put forth effort to creating a decentralized system for users to consume media content.

“We’re living in a time period where the new incumbents like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have firmly established themselves, and are near monopolists in their markets,” venture capitalist Albert Wenger told MIT Technology Review. “If we want a long-term, open playing field for innovation, we’re going to need new, decentralized infrastructure.”

This is why Blockstack is designing its decentralized architecture around user control, implementing virtualchain technology to help achieve this goal, at least according to the white paper.

“We’re trying to turn the existing model on its head,” added Ryan Shea, CEO and cofounder of Blockstack. “You can try to work with the existing model from within, but sometimes it’s easier to step outside of it and build something new from a clean slate.”

Blockstack introduces new decentralized apps that you access through the Blockstack Browser. With Blockstack, users can own their data to better maintain privacy, security and freedom.

Mess around with the browser and jump on the blockchain bandwagon in 2018. This could be the first big player in media entertainment becoming a key component of blockchain’s infrastructure. With apps like Ongaku Ryoho‘s music player and Guild‘s journalism services, the sky is the limit for new innovations on this decentralized network.

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Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian declares net neutrality will remain in France

The net neutrality ruling in the United States caused a backlash that even prompts other countries to chip in their two cents. France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian decided to speak out on how net neutrality rules will continue to carry out for his representatives.

“It (net neutrality) is a cardinal principle for the internet to be a space of openness and innovation,” Le Drian said.

For multimedia entrepreneurs, the internet landscape will shift in ways hard to anticipate. Companies like TWC, Comcast, and Verizon already dominate the internet service provider market, so whatever they choose to alter about the internet will likely cause people to roll with the punches.

Hopefully there is a robust entrepreneur out there able to navigate in this uncertainty, and provide a solution that appeases the masses. There are smaller ISPs like Google Fiber that are operating in about 30 cities right now, so we will see what other options arise.

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How blockchain completely changes the game in the music industry

Blockchain is anticipated to change the way people take care of transactions between one another, and musical artists will love the innovation on the horizon. Online piracy will be thing a of the past, as the blockchain’s secure smart contract system facilitates a streamlined way of having audiences connect directly with their favorite talents.

Check out the video below to gain more insight about blockchain in other industries!

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Justin Trudeau speaks out on net neutrality

Hey everyone. If you have a spare 5 minutes, please send a quick email to ajit.pai@fcc.gov about how you want the internet to remain open and free. I’m sure y’all’ve seen the news on net neutrality and I figured a quick email to the guy at the helm of this unfair initiative wouldn’t hurt.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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FCC plans to slash net neutrality rules unless we take action

The internet should ideally be used as a utility all consumers have equal access to. Although the FCC and lobbying cable companies have repeatedly made attempts to destroy net neutrality, the internet has remained an open source network ISPs provide justly.

With the incentive to make a profit off internet users, killing net neutrality will continually arise. The FCC is prepared to vote to slash net neutrality on December 14th, 2017, but with your help, Congress can ultimately be influenced why this is ludicrous.

Join the battle for net neutrality by calling, tweeting, or even sending a letter to your House district letting them know the dangers blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization impose on the internet.

For more information on how you can help, please check out this link. We can win this battle.

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Stephen Curry offers a new MasterClass training course

Two-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry has always loved basketball, even as a kid watching his father Dell Curry play professionally. No one of the best players in the current NBA, Curry feels it is his time to give back to the culture of basketball, providing fans with the ultimate experience to get into the mind of the back-to-back NBA regular season MVP.

“If I think about where I was when I was 13, if I had access to this type of curriculum, I would have been a much better player faster,” Curry told ESPN. “It took me a while to learn how to practice and do the drills the right way. I want people to see how I invest in my game, how I train, what I do in my workouts and what’s my mental approach.”

“For me, it’s a cool learning process because I actually get to articulate a lot of the things that are pretty natural to me, but it might not be natural to others,” Curry continued. “It came together really nicely. The visuals and the production are unbelievable. It allows me to explain all the things that I do to get better.

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