Jack Ma resurfaces in new video after an almost 3-month ‘disappearance’

Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba, has made his first public appearance since October, bringing almost three months of intense speculation about his possible whereabouts to a close. In a new video clip published online on Jan. 20, Ma was reportedly shown visiting a school rebuilt by his foundation — a glimpse that was enough to spur Alibaba’s Hong Kong-traded shares to rise by almost 9%.  Investors’ momentary reassurance follows months of inscrutable actions from the Chinese state to reassert control over one of the country’s wealthiest figures, whose conglomerate…

Decentralized Video Platform Theta Hosting Hackathon With $85k up For Grabs

Decentralized video streaming service Theta Network will host a three-month-long hackathon starting next week to develop innovations on the platform. “Join us in building products, integrations and tools for the Theta ecosystem to decentralize video infrastructure worldwide!” The Theta Network requests that programmers submit apps, SDKs, or protocols to improve its use case, functionality, and useability. Examples of such projects include integrations with other video platforms, dApps, NFTs, analytics tools, and block explorers. CEO Mitch Liu and CTO Jieyi Long will judge the submissions. The scoring criteria will weight 40%…

‘Drive your lambos to the moon,’ says Lindsay Lohan in crypto promotion video

The crypto bull season, and the accompanying hype, is undoubtedly upon us. Recalling some of the celebrities who got in on crypto during the historic winter 2017 market, actress Lindsey Lohan has now recorded a paid, promotional video for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Lohan’s video was commissioned by a crypto news outlet via a platform called Cameo, an online service that allows people or businesses to hire celebrities to record personalized video messages at an agreed price. According to the site, as of publication, a user can make a…

Can I Earn Enough To Live Mining GOLD?

▶ Coinbase Website: Coinbase.com ▶ CEX Website: cex.io Humans Have Mined Gold By Hand And With The Most Basic Tools For Thousands Of Years, Today I Answer The Question, Can It Still Be Done? Can I Earn My Living Finding Gold With My Bare Hands? Obviously there are many variables, such as life style, responsibilities and the ground your are on, but I’m determined to prove its more than possible. In This Adventure I’m Joined By Bryan From Mechanical Miner (YouTube/Facebook/Instagram/Photography) He’s A Prospector, Gold Miner And My Exclusive Camera…

our video team’s most unexpected moments of 2020

The Cointelegraph YouTube channel had some of its wilder moments in 2020: from getting hit with the YouTube ban hammer to witnessing firsthand the antics of crypto’s most eccentric personalities. Here are some of our favorite blooper moments from this year — we hope you enjoy them more than we did! Bitcoin Halving Party livestream YouTube strike 2020 has been a year of firsts for many: the first year of the new decade, an unprecedented global pandemic, and Cointelegraph’s first ever YouTube strike. And, honestly, we’re still quite puzzled by…

Update to the joint statement on global privacy expectations of video teleconferencing companies

Open letter On 21 July 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other data protection and privacy regulators from around the world jointly signed an open letter to companies providing video teleconferencing services. The letter recognised the value of video teleconferencing in keeping people connected, but set out concerns about whether privacy safeguards are keeping pace with increased risks from the sharp uptake of these services during the current pandemic. The joint signatories provided video teleconferencing companies with principles to guide them in addressing some key privacy risks. The…

Reddit Acquires Short-form Video Social Platform Dubsmash

Steve Huffman, CEO of Reddit, said that Dubsmash and Reddit share some common ideologies thus making the acquisition very strategic in their future growth prospects. American social news platform Reddit Inc has acquired a New York-based video-sharing social media platform Dubsmash. The acquisition of Dubsmash by Reddit is a strategic move for both entities to thrive in the highly competitive social media market. As a result of the Dubsmash acquisition by Reddit, Dubsmash’s entire team, including the three co-founders, Suchit Dash, Jonas Drüppel, and Tim Specht, will be part of…

Welsh miners plant flower bulbs (1946)

▶ Coinbase Website: Coinbase.com ▶ CEX Website: cex.io GAUMONT BRITISH NEWSREEL (REUTERS) To license this film, visit Dutch miners donate tulip bulbs to their counterparts in Wales Full Description: WALES: Glamorgan: EXT BULBS Presentation of bulbs by Netherlands miners to Welsh miners and shot of bulbs being planted MINERS Netherlands miners handing bulbs to Welsh miners at Glamorgan and miners planting them Horticulture tulips, bulbs, garden, gardening, Holland, Dutch, Netherlands, mine, miner, union, Labour, solidarity Background: Dutch miners donate tulip bulbs to their counterparts in Wales FILM ID: VLVA65UYHW4KWX4HSJYA13U5EASK9 To…

Theta Labs Launches Its Blockchain Video Delivery Platform in Beta

Theta Labs is moving forward with its vision of democratizing content delivery with the beta release of its decentralized video streaming platform. Announced Thursday, the Theta Edgecast platform aims to reward its users while lowering cost of video content delivery by using a distributed network. Edgecast is a decentralized application (dapp) built on Theta’s peer-to-peer video blockchain technology, powered by the Theta Edge Network. According to the announcement, the network currently consists of over 2,000 nodes worldwide. Building a decentralized video platform has been the firm’s core aim since 2017,…

First attempts to rescue miners trapped in Moose River gold mine (1936)

▶ Coinbase Website: Coinbase.com ▶ CEX Website: cex.io GAUMONT BRITISH NEWSREEL (REUTERS) To license this film, visit Effort to save three men trapped by rockfall in Nova Scotia gold mine Full Description: SLATE INFORMATION: Buried Alive – First pictures from the Moose River Gold Mine CANADA: Nova Scotia: EXT GOLD See MOOSE RIVER GOLD MINE Tragedy MOOSE RIVER GOLD MINE 3 Men burried – Rescue attempts, Magill & Robertson & Scadding – Magill dies Disasters and Accidents; Mining; United States of America mine shaft, miner, miners, gold, accident Background: Effort…