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BitTorrent Speed Delivers Amped Downloads Through Tokenized Incentives

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BitTorrent, Inc., a leader in peer-to-peer protocols and products, announced the release of  BitTorrent Speed, an exciting step in creating the world’s largest blockchain application for speedy uploading and downloading of files.

BitTorrent Speed, software that connects and rewards users with BitTorrent (BTT) tokens, will be integrated into new downloads of the popular µTorrent Classic Windows client, the company announced today.

“TRON has completed early integration work of its two decentralized networks – TRON and BitTorrent – with the launch of BitTorrent Speed,” said Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent. “We expect to gain amazing feedback from early users, and look forward to adding features that will make the BitTorrent protocol better for millions of users.”

With BitTorrent Speed, the BitTorrent download speeds on peer-to-peer networks can get faster and become more readily available. Download optimization using BitTorrent Speed will vary, depending on the number of people using the file and the number bidding with tokens.


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Peoples Bank And WalletFi Partner To Solve Post-Merger Bank Transition For Customers

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Peoples Bank is excited to announce its recent partnership with WalletFi to assist with the post-acquisition transition strategy following its recent merger with AJS Bancorp, Inc. Through its collaboration with WalletFi, Peoples Bank was able to provide its newest customers with personalized information regarding which recurring services needed to be updated with a new payment method.  These actionable insights enabled customers to more easily update the services that matter most with their new Peoples Bank debit card. By helping customers avoid service disruptions and other issues arising from expired or invalid payment information, the engagement resulted in a better overall transition experience.  In addition, Peoples Bank was able to reduce the potential for revenue churn during the transition process.

“WalletFi was able to reduce a major pain point associated with switching banks,” said Julie Bonnema, Vice President, Project Manager and Digital Banking at Peoples Bank. “Providing insights for our new customers into their existing recurring payments while giving a path to easily update those same services with their new Peoples Bank debit card helped ensure a smooth transition for our new customers. Our mission is to help our customers and communities be more successful, and being able to offer this value added service helped us fulfill that mission,” Bonnema added.

“We were excited to work with Peoples Bank on this initiative,” said Marc Miller, COO and co-founder of WalletFi. “There is a growing realization that the subscription economy will be won with a dedicated focus on the customer and Peoples Bank understands this as well as any community institution in the market. We see an opportunity for acquiring institutions to better know their customers, and one of those ways is through visibility into recurring payments”



Mininglamp Technology Listed in TR50 by the “MIT Technology Review”

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Recently, the MIT Technology Review officially unveiled its list of “50 Smartest Companies 2019 (TR50)” in Hangzhou, China. The list represents the MIT Technology Review‘s vision of the future business world anchored in companies and “a guide to the future with emerging technologies.” As China’s leading enterprise-level artificial intelligence (AI) products and service platform, Mininglamp Technology was listed alongside other global pioneers including Huawei, Tencent, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Iflytek.

The “50 Smartest Companies” list is not ranked by the short-term data of the company. Instead, it is based on the breakthrough and innovation owing to the core competence of the company’s emerging technology benefiting itself, the industry track, and even the whole world. To some extent, it is even a prediction of future leading companies in the industry.

As the TR50 list approaches its 10th consecutive year, it is eye-catching for its use of “China fulcrum” concept for the first time. And the reason for such a change is the intention to add new perspectives to the TR50 list and present more diversified elements. For such an annual variable list, different perspectives and dimensions will enrich and diversify the list to a larger extent and make it more representative of the future.

Integrate perception and cognition, and explore AI frontier technology

Unlike other company lists, the TR50 is not a list of world giants in the industry. The number of patents, capital scale, and locations are not even included in its appraisal. Instead, “cutting-edge technological innovation” and “successful business model” constitute its key indicators.

As China’s leading enterprise-level AI enterprise, Mininglamp Technology has obvious advantages in technological innovation. The industry knowledge graph, knowledge reasoning, and services based on the industry knowledge graph have exemplified important technological breakthroughs of Mininglamp technology in recent years.

Mininglamp Technology takes the integrated data management platform as the underlying foundation and integrates discrete local knowledge into global knowledge by constructing industry knowledge graph. Also, it reflects knowledge’s unique attributes and complex evolutionary relationships of various data sources through matching, conflict solving, and sorting, and conducts knowledge reasoning to assist the overall system. Finally, decision-making actions are generated to form an AI closed loop.

Mininglamp Technology integrates perceptual and cognitive intelligence to achieve “the effective combination of symbolism and deep learning,” thus creating the top-level design of AI for all industries. Based on the top-level design of AI, Mininglamp Technology has built the insuperable technical barriers. The technologies of knowledge extraction, knowledge fusion relational data, and knowledge graph automatic construction are all moats for the comapny.

Match supply and demand with AI, and accelerate intelligent upgrading in multiple industires

Mininglamp Technology believes that the essence of the value generated by AI in business lies in the redistribution of supply and demand side. Mininglamp industry knowledge graph and reasoning based on it can help companies build their own business platforms to match supply and demand. According to public data, Mininglamp Technology’s cutting-edge technologies and products have served more than 1,000 industry benchmark customers including provincial and municipal public security bureaus, People’s Bank of China, China Everbright Bank, Shanghai Metro, P&G, Unilever, and Yum brands. For Mininglamp Technology, commanding a deep understanding of industry knowledge can generate real value and bind core customers and industry partners closely in a long term.

SOURCE Mininglamp Technology

Government of Canada preparing young Canadians for tomorrow’s jobs

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Canada needs a workforce savvy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), capable of taking on challenges to compete in the digital economy. That’s why, to prepare the next generation of Canadian workers to succeed in the increasingly digital economy, the Government of Canada is supporting millions of young Canadians in improving their digital skills.

During a visit to Studica Limited in Mississauga today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced $1.4 million in funding for FIRST Robotics Canada as part of the second phase of the Government of Canada’s CanCode program.

CanCode gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn digital skills, like coding, data analytics and digital content development, including artificial intelligence. The program also helps Canadian teachers acquire the know-how to incorporate new digital skills and technologies into their classrooms, and it encourages young women, Indigenous peoples and other under-represented groups to pursue careers in STEM.

In its first phase, the program helped deliver training to more than 1.3 million students and 61,000 teachers from coast to coast to coast. In this second phase, the Government will work with 27 partner organizations to deliver training to over 2 million more students and teachers.

With its funding, FIRST Robotics will deliver coding and digital skills training to 80,000 students, from kindergarten to Grade 12, and up to 5,000 teachers across the country. Students and their teachers will learn several program applications through in-person and online workshops, seminars, sessions and robotics competitions.

CanCode aligns with Canada’s Digital Charter, a made-in-Canada, principles-based approach to building trust in the digital world. The first principle of the Charter is focused on ensuring that all Canadians have equal opportunity to participate in the digital world and the necessary tools to do so, including access, connectivity, literacy and skills.


“Young Canadians will drive our economic success for years to come. By investing in resources to teach them digital skills and making higher education more affordable, our government is helping them transition successfully from classrooms to research labs, shop floors or boardrooms.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“FIRST Robotics Canada is thrilled to expand our programs and digital skills training to more kids and youth across Canada through CanCode. With this support, we will continue to reach more students—like those in underserved communities—with an engaging STEM program that not only teaches robotics and coding but also focuses on the principles of leadership and teamwork while embracing diversity and inclusion.”
– Mark Breadner, President, FIRST Robotics Canada


SOURCE Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Ideanomics appoints Mr. John Wallace to its Board of Directors

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Ideanomics Inc. (Nasdaq: IDEX) has today announced Mr. John Wallace has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Wallace will hold this position until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders.

“We are very excited to welcome John to our Board of Directors. John is a seasoned leader with the experience and acumen necessary for adding tremendous shareholder value,” said Dr. Bruno Wu, Chairman of Ideanomics. “Additionally, John’s extensive public company experience will enable him to contribute significantly to the Ideanomics growth plan.”

John is a seasoned executive with experience across a range of industries. For the majority of his career, John was a senior executive & officer of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (“PHLX”). John started at the PHLX in 1964 and became a member of the PHLX in 1971. John served as a member of the PHLX Board of Governors from 1984 until August 2008. During his tenure at the PHLX John held several senior positions including Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He traded on all floors of the exchange in the capacity of a specialist/market maker on the options and equity floors, and as a floor broker for equities, options, and currencies. In addition to his service as Chairman of the PHLX Options Committee and member of the PHLX Executive Committee, John served on virtually every PHLX Committee and chaired the following PHLX committees: Admissions, Allocation, Arbitration, Elections, Evaluation and Securities, Finance, Long Range Strategic Planning, Marketing, New Product Development and Nominating. John also served as Chairman of the Board of the Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Board of Trade, Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Depository Corporation and as a board member of the PHLX’s technology subsidiary, and Advanced Tech Source Company. Over the course of his career in the securities industry, John has also been a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange, a seat owner of the New York Mercantile Exchange as well as registered with the National Futures Association as a floor broker.


SOURCE Ideanomics

ECP+ Announced Mainnet and launch ECP+ DAPP at the Second Meetup in Seoul

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Real Coin, Real Tech “ECP+”, a global cryptocurrency company successfully completed its second meetup at COEX on June 27.

At the second ECP+ meetup, which was attended by about 1,500 people, the company announced ECP+ mainnet and ECP+ DAPP, which received great attention and responsefrom the attendees.

In addition to achieving the largest number of user and allied stores, ECP+ has made strides in a variety of lifestyle areas. ECP+ developed with the aim of practical use enables various economic activities such as remittance, payment and exchange of money through its own application.

In particular, it boasts the best technology based on patented next-generation blockchain technology.

In this meetup, the company explained that it has become more competitive as services in various domestic and foreign sectors can be linked through blockchain ecosystem platform based on next-generation blockchain complementary technology and blockchain technology through authentication and settlement provided by mainnet through release of MARS blockchain mainnet and ECP+ DAPP.

As the main point of the cryptocurrency currency’s biggest success based on blockchain technology lies in “commercialization,” it is expected that ECP+, which is leading the way in this generality, will perform.

ECP+ is a global cryptocurrency that is currently promoting global fintech services in Asian countries (Chinathe PhilippinesJapanSouth Korea, etc.) while partner agreements are underway with local exchanges around the world, listed in HOTIT and COIN2X exchanges.

Cryptographic currency technology and ECP+ DAPP platform that can be used conveniently and safely in real life such as password currency trading, remittance service and global payment through fast payment system were launched.

ECP+ is also expected to increase its value in terms of profitability, as it participated in Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019 in March, where it communicated with blockchain specialists from around the world and was recognized as an A+-class cryptocurrency.

TEO CONSULTING GROUP, which operates ECP+.INC., said it plans new development projects to nurture the tourism industry and build infrastructure, along with lower-tier operators and partners, as well as companies based on tourism, casino, online casino, casino-related leases, resort casinos, licenses, development solutions and operations management, resort casino construction projects based in Southeast Asia, and that it is expanding its use on and off-line through ECP+ DAPP.

Stressing that it is the most practical cryptocurrency currency in the country, it also said, “As we are pushing for the application of the tourism industry and the real economy based on MARS blockchain technology, we can look forward to future projects.”



Intelligent Apps Market High Growth Advancement, Emerging Trends, Comprehensive Study With Top Companies 2019-2025

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ReportsnReports.com Adds “Intelligent Apps Market Research 2019- Global Industry Growth, Opportunities, Trends Assessment, in-Depth Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025” To Its Research Database.

Rise in need for advanced analytical tools, technological advancements regarding new product development, and increased market for big data and analytics drive the global intelligent apps market. Increased adoption among developing economies offers a major opportunity for market expansion. Complete report on Intelligent Apps industry spread crosswise over 94 pages, giving examination of 10 noteworthy organizations upheld with 149 tables and figures. Ask Discount @ https://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/discount.aspx?name=2265669

Intelligent apps utilize the functionalities of artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, and others to deliver advanced analytical output that can be used for different applications, such as virtual personal assistants, prioritizing emails, virtual customer assistants, security tooling, enterprise applications, and others. These apps implement the functionalities of cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, and others.

This report researches the worldwide Intelligent Apps market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like United StatesEuropeAsia Pacific (ChinaJapan) and other regions.

This study categorizes the global Intelligent Apps breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

#Top organizations profiled in this Intelligent Apps Market statistical surveying incorporate are Google, Microsoft Corporation, Opera Software, Cognizant, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Development LP, SAP SE, China Mobile Limited, Samsung Electronics, Apple.

The study objectives of this report are:

– To analyze global Intelligent Apps status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.

– To present the Intelligent Apps development in United StatesEurope and China.

– To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their development plan and strategies.

– To define, describe and forecast the market by product type, market and key regions.

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Intelligent Apps Breakdown Data by Type: Apple App Store, Google Play and Others.

Intelligent Apps Breakdown Data by Application: Retail, Healthcare, Education and Others.

Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. The report focuses on global major leading Intelligent Apps Industry players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information.

Some of the tables and figures provided in Global Intelligent Apps Industry Report 2019 research report include:

Figure Intelligent Apps Report Years Considered

Table Global Intelligent Apps Market Size 2014-2025 (Million US$)

Figure Global Intelligent Apps Market Size and Growth Rate 2014-2025 (Million US$)

Table Global Intelligent Apps Market Size by Regions 2014-2025 (Million US$)

Table Global Intelligent Apps Market Size by Regions 2014-2019 (Million US$)

Table Global Intelligent Apps Market Share by Regions 2014-2019

Figure Global Intelligent Apps Market Share by Regions 2014-2019

Figure Global Intelligent Apps Market Share by Regions 2019

Table Market Top Trends

Table Global Intelligent Apps Revenue by Manufacturers (2014-2019) (Million US$)

Table Global Intelligent Apps Market Share by Manufacturers (2014-2019)

On comparable lines, ReportsnReports.com has another investigation titled “Global IM Software and Apps Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 Market Research Report that spreads crosswise over 99 pages and upheld with 148 information tables and figures. The report then estimates 2019-2025 market development trends of IM Software and Apps Industry.

#Key Players: Facebook, Apple, Tencent, Google, Microsoft, Telegram, LINE, Viber, Kakao, Yahoo, Snapchat and BlackBerry.

With 148 tables and figures the report gives key measurements on the condition of the business and is a significant wellspring of direction and bearing for organizations and people intrigued by the market. at Buy Report at https://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=2067186


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Paytm Labs Sets Up Shop in Montréal – The mobile payment and commerce solutions giant from India plans to create 60 specialized jobs in Montréal over the next three years

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Paytm is pleased to announce the opening of a research and development centre in Montréal. Paytm, whose international headquarters are in India, is a leader in innovative mobile payment, commerce and banking solutions. The company plans to create some 60 high-quality jobs in the Greater Montréal region over the next three years, particularly in software engineering.

“We have expanded our Canadian operations significantly over the last five years. And it felt like a natural strategic opportunity for Paytm Labs to extend its operations to Montreal,” said Harinder Takhar, CEO of Paytm Labs. “We are very excited that our talented employees can leverage our big data and machine learning expertise to develop scalable products that meet the expectations of half a billion prospective Paytm customers.”

Founded in 2010, Paytm is India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform, with over 350 million users. Its Canadian subsidiary Paytm Labs opened its doors in Toronto in 2014 and is in charge of all R&D operations for the corporation, leveraging big data, artificial intelligence and machine leaning to develop new products. To expand its Canadian operations and capitalize on Montréal’s expertise in these areas, Paytm is now turning to Québec and opening an office in the province’s largest city. Paytm Labs plans to invest more than $50 million to ramp up its activities in Canada over the coming decade.

Launched in spring 2017, the first mobile app developed by Paytm Canada enables Canadian consumers to pay their bills from their smart phones and choose from various payment options. The app also allows users to send and receive money from across the country. The company has roughly 15,000 employees in India and 150 in Canada.

“We welcome Paytm’s decision to open a facility in Montréal, confirming the importance of the city’s talent and creativity as well as our ability to attract investment from Asia. I am confident that our quality of life, economic vitality and cosmopolitan makeup were key factors in drawing Paytm to our city,” added Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal and President of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Investissement Québec, whose mission is to attract new foreign investment to Québec and assist international subsidiaries so that they can continue to grow and invest here, welcomed the investment project from Paytm. “We are delighted with Paytm’s decision to expand its Canadian operations here in Québec. Montréal’s AI ecosystem boasts a strong scientific network and one of the world’s top pools of deep learning talent: it is a major drawing card for key actors like Paytm. We are proud to have helped facilitate the company’s expansion into Montréal,” stated Guy LeBlanc, President and CEO of Investissement Québec.

Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic promotion agency, is also expressing its support for the company’s start-up project. “We are delighted to welcome Paytm, a major player in India and the mobile commerce industry,” stated Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. “Montréal is currently enjoying unprecedented global success with the strongest economic growth of any Canadian city. We have to capitalize on that economic momentum to increase our city’s visibility in Asia and redouble our efforts to promote the expertise, creativity and know-how of our talent.”



Moving from rule based systems into Machine Learning by Aleksander Kijek (Nethone) at TECH Conference Europe 2019 (TCE2019)

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Machine learning and rules-based systems are widely used to make inferences from data. It has been found that the two approaches have their strengths and weaknesses, however, it is useful to have a grasp of both.

Although not as popular anymore, rules-based systems do still have their place and it is worth understanding the distinction between these methods and where they might be valuable. You can find more details by searching for “rules-based systems vs machine learning”.

Rules-based systems in a nutshell

Rules-based systems are a simple kind of artificial intelligence, which use a series of IF-THEN statements that guide a computer to reach a conclusion or recommendation.

Machine learning is an alternative approach which can help to address some of the issues with rules-based methods. Rather than attempt to fully emulate the decision process of an expert or best practice, machine learning methods typically only take the outcomes from the experts.

During the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, Aleksander Kijek, Chief Product Officer at Nethone, will explain how moving from rule based systems into machine learning can benefit your company in a panel discussion dedicated to the growing use of Artificial Intelligence by Start-ups and SMEs.

Aleksander Kijek will be joined by Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova) and Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

About Aleksander Kijek

Experienced leader and new technologies enthusiast fascinated by fintech and neuroscience. Profoundly passionate about combining his technological and people skills in the IT world. Prior to joining Nethone, he developed his technical and soft skills as a leader of PISAK project (an initiative stimulating the social inclusion of heavily disabled people through technology) and a coordinator of multiple projects at American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

At Nethone, Aleksander is responsible for business and product development, workflow management and ensuring comprehensive operational excellence at the company.

Aleksander studied Neuropsychology and Neuroinformatics at the University of Warsaw.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.


The Institute on Governance joins with Analytics Leader SAS to create the Government Analytics Research Institute (GARI)

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SAS, the leader in analytics, is collaborating with the Institute on Governance (IOG), the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), to create a research group focused on better understanding the application of analytics tools in public sector organizations.

Through this collaboration, the Government Analytics Research Institute (GARI) / Institut de recherche en analytique gouvernementale will conduct applied research into the application and governance of analytics in public sector organizations at all levels of government. As the government of Canada prepares AI standards for government agencies through programs like the Directive on Automated Decision-Making this institute will further enable the necessary testing and experimentation required for real AI and analytics applications.

“Governments around the world are moving towards the adoption of tools such as artificial intelligence. While these tools can enable program results, they also introduce complex governance issues. The IOG is pleased to work with SAS and our colleagues in the three local universities to provide ground-breaking research that will help public managers tackle these issues” said Toby Fyfe, President of the IOG.

“SAS is committed to solving real world problems with AI and analytics, said Cameron Dow, President of SAS Canada. “We are heavily invested in taking AI from being a buzzword to a deployable, scalable tool. This new research institute is a great example of this pragmatic approach to AI; offering public managers a safe place to test, problem solve and mitigate risks.”

According to Gregory Richards a GARI founding member, Adjunct Professor, current Director of the EMBA program at the University of Ottawa, and an associate at the IOG, “GARI will provide opportunities for public managers to test out potential analytic applications in a laboratory environment enabling rapid experimentation without compromising ongoing departmental operations.”

Professor Alex Ramirez at Carleton University adds, “We have many brilliant students learning about these tools and techniques, they are also looking for real projects to complement what they’re learning in the classroom so GARI will provide opportunities for students to do so while contributing to the public sector.”

Professor Stéphane Gagnon at UQO suggests that, “This collaboration is a real win-win for public managers. There is so much information available about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that sometimes it’s difficult for managers to know where to start. GARI will provide objective, credible research, and hands-on opportunities for managers to truly understand emerging topics in this domain.”

SAS is an advanced analytics innovator and, per IDC, long-time market leader. SAS is committed to solving real world problems with analytics and AI by embedding AI capabilities in our software to provide more intelligent, automated solutions. From machine learning, to computer vision, to natural language processing (NLP), to forecasting and optimization, SAS AI technologies support diverse environments and scale to meet changing business needs. To learn more visit www.sas.com/ai



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