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At Netflix, Who Wins When It’s Hollywood vs. the Algorithm?

November 11, 2018 |

As the video-streaming company plunges deeper into original production, its Los Angeles wing is doing the once-unthinkable: overriding the metrics.
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TMZ

Dennis Hof Wins Election For Nevada State Assembly Seat Weeks After Death

November 7, 2018 |

Voters in Nevada just elected a dead pimp to the State Assembly, sort of … voting in Dennis Hof only 3 weeks after the famous brothel owner died at one his whorehouses.  Dennis was still on the ballot as a Republican candidate for the…

TMZ.com

Myanmar’s ruling party wins 6 of 13 by-election seats

November 5, 2018 |

Myanmar’s ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has won at least six seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to preliminary results released Monday.
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Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon

October 30, 2018 |

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon

The second BCH Devcon hackathon took place in Amsterdam on Oct. 27-28, with more than 100 people competing to build useful cryptocurrency applications. The event culminated with a project called Pandacash winning the grand prize by delivering a “one-click” Bitcoin Cash blockchain software development kit.

Also read: Send Bitcoin Cash Over the Web in a Private Fashion Using Tor

Two-Day Hackathon in Amsterdam

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH DevconPermissionless Ventures, a $ 50 million innovation fund created by Bitmain Technologies, started hosting the BCH Devcon series of events earlier this month. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the first BCH Devcon hackathon in San Francisco, which saw the Yenom development team take home the grand prize. This past weekend, software programmers and blockchain executives gathered once again to build new cryptocurrency platforms, but this time the dev teams were allowed to use any blockchain they desired.

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon
BCH Devcon Amsterdam and the Pandacash team

The Amsterdam event featured a number of cryptocurrency luminaries as judges and panel presenters, including Ryan X. Charles, Nikita Zhavoronkov, Gabriel Cardona, Eléonore Blanc, Nikol Daru, Paul Wasensteiner, Alejandro DeLaTorre, and Epperly Li. The BCH Devcon judges based their decisions on whether participating projects offered the right mix of utility, creativity, usability, and overall functionality. Over the course of the two-day event, programmers crafted streaming applications, software development kits, smart contracts, and tokenization concepts.

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon
BCH Devcon teams discuss their blockchain-powered projects.

BCH Blockchain Tool for ‘Lazy’ People

Pandacash, the winner of the BCH Devcon grand prize in Amsterdam, is a proof-of-concept software development kit created by Adrian Barwicki, Rosco Kalis, Bryan Lee-A-Leong and Nikolay Manolov. According to the team, the project is the “lazy person’s” Bitcoin Cash blockchain utility tool.

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon
BCH Devcon Amsterdam grand prize winners Pandacash

Pandacash can fire up a personal BCH chain that runs tests and executes commands. It can also be controlled on a whim.

“With [Pandacash] you can make calls to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain without the overheads of running an actual Bitcoin Cash node,” the developers explained in a recent blog post. “Addresses can be re-cycled, reset, instantiated with a fixed amount of bitcoin cash (no need for faucets or mining), and debug logs are displayed by default.”

Additionally, the Pandacash specifications are fully documented on the project’s Github repository

The only thing you need to start working on Bitcoin Cash applications with Pandacash is a docker container and NodeJS installed — The personal blockchain can be started from a command line tool.

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon
BCH Devcon Amsterdam panel

Weekend of Innovation

Many participants described BCH Devcon as a success, telling news.Bitcoin.com that there was plenty of innovation on display throughout the weekend. Other BCH-based projects included Honeystream, a paid-streaming service that uses bitcoin cash. There was also a permissioned token project, a proof-of-picture concept, an hourly virtual private network service powered by BCH payments, and a reputation system that uses the BCH protocol. One team even showed off an idea that sold event tickets using bitcoin cash, while another project, Blurry, allows people to sell blurry pictures that become clear after a BCH payment is processed.

Pandacash Wins Grand Prize at BCH Devcon
Attendees at the Amsterdam BCH Devcon event told news.Bitcoin.com that the hackathon was a blast.

The next BCH Devcon events will be hosted by Permissionless Ventures in Israel, Japan, South Korea, and India. The official BCH Devcon page provides information on how people can participate, as well as resources on some of the open-source programs that contestants can use during the challenges.

Check out a video of the Pandacash proof of concept below. 

What do you think about the BCH Devcon event in Amsterdam? Let us know in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com is an official sponsor of the BCH Devcon series. 


Images via Shutterstock, Gabriel Cardona, Medium, Pandacash, and Permissionless Ventures.


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Anthony Scaramucci Says Liberals Better Brace for Trump ‘Nightmare’ if GOP Wins Midterms

October 30, 2018 |

Anthony Scaramucci is chalking up all the recent finger-pointing at President Trump to liberals being pissed they can’t beat the guy, especially ahead of the midterms. We got the Mooch out Monday at Reagan National Airport…

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So What’s the Chance No One Wins $1.6B Tonight?

October 23, 2018 |

It’s safe to say some Americans will probably stay up past their bedtimes Tuesday night. The six winning Mega Millions numbers will revealed to the world at 11pm EDT, in what is officially the biggest jackpot in US history—sort of. New York Magazine explains that while the $ 1.6…
Newser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Mark Twain Prize

October 22, 2018 |

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she’s been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen…
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Disney wins tentative approval from Bahamas for a cruise port on the island of Eleuthera

October 20, 2018 |

In a decision criticized by locals and environmentalists, the government of the Bahamas has given tentative approval to a plan by Disney Cruise Line to build a cruise port on the southern tip of the thin, 110-mile-long island of Eleuthera.

The port would be part of a 746-acre development by the…


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Brazil’s far-right Bolsonaro wins first round of presidential election

October 8, 2018 |

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro has won the first round of Brazil’s presidential election following one of the most polarizing campaigns since the country returned to democracy three decades ago.
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First Woman in 55 Years Wins Nobel in Physics

October 2, 2018 |

Three scientists from the United States, France, and Canada have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for advances in laser physics, including the first woman to take home the prize in 55 years. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded half the $ 1.01 million prize to…
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