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Planet’s strongest storm hits Asia

September 16, 2018 |

Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest storm on earth so far this year. The typhoon’s path has taken it to the Philippines, Hong Kong and now mainland China.
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TMZ

Asia Argento Episodes on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Pulled by CNN

September 2, 2018 |

Episodes featuring Asia Argento in any form have been yanked from the late Anthony Bourdain’s hit TV show “Parts Uknown” following accusations of sexual misconduct. CNN confirmed this weekend that it had removed 3 ‘Parts Unknown’ episodes from its…

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Trump to Send Pence to Asia Summits

September 2, 2018 |

President Trump won’t attend November summits of Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, the White House said Friday, and is sending Vice President Mike Pence in his stead.
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Guess’ stock jumps after its earnings beat forecasts, with growth in Europe and Asia

August 30, 2018 |

Guess Inc.’s stock rose sharply Thursday after the Los Angeles apparel company, which is trying to reverse years of slumping earnings, reported second-quarter profit that topped expectations.

The stock gained 5.7% to $ 24.25, putting it up 50% in the last 12 months. Earlier in the day, it was up…


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Rose McGowan: I Know How Asia Argento Texts Leaked

August 27, 2018 |

Rose McGowan has released a statement on the allegations against Asia Argento that claims the person she is dating is the one who handed over the implicating text messages that wound up on TMZ . Per Variety , McGowan says the model she’s dating, Rain Dove, learned from Argento that the allegations…
Newser

Asia Argento Axed From Show in Wake of Accusations

August 27, 2018 |

Asia Argento, once one of the most outspoken voices in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault in Hollywood and beyond, has lost a job amid allegations she had sex with a 17-year-old actor. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the actress has been nixed from the judges’ panel on X Factor Italy…
Newser

Blockchain Survival Show Blockbattle to Premiere on Asia Economy TV

August 27, 2018 |

Blockchain Survival Show Blockbattle to Premiere on Asia Economy TV

Asia Economy TV plans to broadcast a new blockchain survival television show called ‘Blockbattle — Who’s the Next Satoshi’ on October 19, showcasing a variety of crypto-development teams from all around the world. Blockbattle will air five episodes allowing viewers the ability to vote in real-time in order to choose the winner of this distributed ledger building competition.

Also read: New CNBC Documentary Explores the Cultism of Bitcoin

Blockchain Survival Show Called ‘Blockbattle’ Plans to Air on Asia Economy TV

There’s been a whole lot of innovation since the creation of Bitcoin and the various blockchain projects all around the world. People using peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies without the need for third parties, individuals and groups are utilizing smart contracts, and some blockchains have the ability to issue representative tokens. Now according to Asia Economy TV’s CEO Hyun-Woo Kim on October 19, a reality-show blockchain contest called Blockbattle will be broadcast on the channel. Blockbattle — Who’s the Next Satoshi will be a television program that focuses on bringing a bunch of blockchain development teams from all around the world so judges and viewers can find the next Satoshi Nakamoto. Developers who want to participate need to apply at the official website nextsatoshi.com by September 5.

Blockchain Survival Show Blockbattle to Premiere on Asia Economy TV

The show’s preliminary judges will be composed of members from Korea University, Dongguk University, Korean Blockchain Industry Association, Open Blockchain Association, and the Korea Blockchain Association. Judges will also include Damian Williams the of Alchemist ventures, Rayol Hwang of Hillstone Partners, Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver, Lee Shin-Hye of GBIC, and more well-known figures in the industry.              

“After the screening, ten projects will qualify for the finals. They will go through a series of presentations, one-on-one battles, and other team competitions,” explains the Blockbattle announcement.  

The ten teams will receive mentorship from domestic and international experts in technology, business, law, marketing, and finance.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Focused Television Shows on the Rise  

There have been lots of blockchain and cryptocurrency television broadcasts popping up over the last two years, including the recently announced CNBC documentary called ‘Bitcoin: Boom or Bust’ that airs this Monday. In Japan, a show called ‘Bitgirls’ was featured on Tokyo MX TV that used cryptocurrencies for voting. The show ‘Startup’ by Sony Pictures Television was just approved for a third season and this past May a crypto Youtuber revealed the launch of his digital currency show that will air on Roku, CW, and CBS.

Blockchain Survival Show Blockbattle to Premiere on Asia Economy TV

Blockbattle’s first episode will air on Asia Economy TV in Korea, China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. Furthermore, the blockchain survival show will also stream live on the Youtube channel ‘Coincast.’ The producers of Blockbattle detail that viewers will be able to “vote in real-time for their favorite project.” Moreover, the development teams will receive various benefits and mentorship from blockchain industry leaders.

“Votes will be reflected during the final episode, set for November 19th,” explains the Blockbattle producers. “The final episode will be broadcast live, and the winner will be announced based on the results of the voting.”

What do you think about the Blockbattle show that plans to air on Asia Economy TV? Do blockchain and cryptocurrency television shows interest you? Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comment section below.


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TMZ

Asia Argento and 17-Year-Old Boy in Bed in Sexual Encounter

August 22, 2018 |

Asia Argento says she did not have sex with then 17-year-old Jimmy Bennett, but a photo and various text messages between Argento and a friend tell a very different story … she flat-out says she had sex with him. This is one of 4 photos Bennett,…

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TMZ

Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Accuser Jimmy Bennett in Sexual Assault Case

August 21, 2018 |

Anthony Bourdain paid the $ 380,000 to Asia Argento’s sexual assault accuser … saying she denies she had sex with the then 17-year-old. Argento just released a statement saying, “I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is…

TMZ.com

Now LA Cops Are Investigating Asia Argento

August 21, 2018 |

Authorities said Monday they’re now looking into sexual assault allegations against Italian actress Asia Argento—one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Darren Harris said investigators want to talk to Jimmy Bennett or his representatives about the alleged incident at a Southern…
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