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The Ball boys are back out in Lithuania for their 3rd pro game with Vytautas — and LaMelo’s already putting on a show. This time, they’re playing BC Liettuvos Rytas — and at halftime, 16-year-old Melo already racked up 13 points and 3…
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Spectiv has officially launched its public Pre-ICO! The Pre-ICO officially launched on December 8th. So far, Spectiv has sold over 8000 ETH in Signal Tokens (SIGs). This Pre-ICO has been highly anticipated by the VR and crypto community for months now. Spectiv is accepting all purchasers, including US buyers.
Visit the ICO portal to purchase Signal Tokens with an exclusive 40% bonus, while the offer lasts: https://ico.spectivvr.com
How Signal Tokens Work
The Signal Token (SIG) Protocol is designed to decentralize the buying, selling, and rewarding of attention across media platforms by removing centralized intermediaries from advertising transactions.
Using the Signal Token Protocol, an advertiser can use SIGs via a smart contract associated with target content. This content is now active, or “hot,” which means publishers, viewers, and curators can engage with that advertiser through the smart contract and be rewarded with SIGs for driving attention to that content.
Every ad view and click that occurs is communicated to the Ad Campaign Smart Contract through a third-party oracle. The Ad Campaign Smart Contract will then autonomously reward SIGs to the users participating in that engagement. By utilizing smart contracts, a publicly verifiable blockchain, and trusted oracles, this protocol can directly disintermediate the “trade” of attention.
Spectiv VR will act as the first adopter for this protocol, generating real-world application data to support future adoption by other media platforms.
Spectiv has built out version 1.0 of the Signal Token Protocol, which supports decentralized transactions between advertisers and publishers based on ad-clicks. Check out the Signal Token Demo at the ICO site.
Spectiv is a platform that enables users and organizations across the globe to stream unique virtual reality content. Viewers can discover, share and experience the full capabilities of VR from the comfort of their homes. Spectiv’s mission is to offer the truly immersive power of VR to everyone. As virtual reality is still an emerging media form, Spectiv will be utilizing the Signal Token Protocol to strategically drive attention to the platform.
The fully-functional Spectiv VR Alpha is live – check it out here: https://spectivvr.tv.
Among a number of media features on platforms like the Huffington Post and Forbes, Spectiv has been selected to be featured in an episode of Innovations on the Fox Business Network. The episode will be aired to an audience of over 100MM in Q1 2018. Learn more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14920312.htm
In September, Spectiv VR acquired major VR technology LiveTourLabs and all underlying intellectual property. This company is known for its advanced virtual reality advertising tech, which will help Spectiv VR integrate with the Signal Token Protocol seamlessly.
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The Year of Bitcoin is finishing strong, as its spread into the mainstream, from finance to popular culture, gains traction apace with its price increases. From The Big Bang Theory dedicating a bitcoin subplot to an episode to Startup creating an entire series around the topic, the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency is getting a new boost, with giants like The Howard Stern Show (Stern) and Saturday Night Live (SNL) now entering the fray.
King of All Media, Howard Stern, Doesn’t Know Anything About Bitcoin
“Well, they’re now bitcoin billionaires,” Robin Quivers, co-host and news anchor on Stern, announced during a brief segment 4 December 2017. “Are you into this whole bitcoin thing?” she asked Howard Stern, radio broadcast icon currently under contract at Sirius XM Radio, a satellite paid-content provider.
“No, no I am not,” Mr. Stern answered dismissively. “Good for those guys,” he said, alluding to the ecosystem’s most well-known twins. “They’re all bent out of shape losing out on” Facebook, as detailed in the movie The Social Network (2010).
“The investors made famous by suing Mark Zuckerberg,” Ms. Quivers continued, “claiming he stole the idea of Facebook from them, have made bank on the digital cryptocurrency. They owned about 11 million dollars worth of bitcoin four years ago. Its value has grown by more than 10,000% just this year, skyrocketing their investment to more than a billion dollars,” she noted.
Mr. Stern, 63, has broadcast professionally in one form or another for over 40 years, and is well-known to his largely American audience for ribald commentary and irreverence. Ms. Quivers, 65, is Mr. Stern’s long-time on-air companion, serving often as the show’s voice of reason in addition to her news vignettes.
“You can’t spend bitcoin anywhere, can you?” Ms. Quivers wondered.
“You’re asking the wrong dude,” Mr. Stern answered, bewildered. “Bit…coin. I don’t know anything about it,” he declared. “All I know if I was Mark Zuckerberg, I would buy bitcoin just to f**k with those two guys. You know what I mean?” he smiled.
Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!
Belushi. Murphy. Ferrell. Crystal. Fey. And now add Bitcoin. That’s right, crypto joins the longest-running sketch comedy show in American television history, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, during its 43rd season.
This weekend’s cold open, “Visit with Santa,” added a silly twist: kiddos brought up rather adult topics, shocking the jolly good fellow.
The skit features two prominent cast members, Kate McKinnon (Justin Bieber, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions) and Kenan Thompson (Big Papi, Steve Harvey). Ms. McKinnon was also in the female Ghost Busters. Mr. Thompson is the most tenured cast member in the show’s history (since 2003).
The scene opens to Amy (the elf) and Santa. Children ask for presents, and then quickly pepper poor Santa with questions regarding present controversies including sexual harassment allegations, Israel, tax cuts, opioids, and even Trump. Mr. Thompson’s character breaks and asks, “What the hell is wrong with these kids?!”
Finally, Jenny ascends to stand beside Santa, assuring him she does not want gifts this year. “I just want everything to be okay,” she announces. Amy the elf tries console Jenny.
“Eventually, good people will fix our country,” Ms. McKinnon’s character explains.
Jenny nods, “Okay, good. But just in case I’m putting alllllll my money in bitcoin.”
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