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Discord is offering developers a 90/10 revenue split

“Discord, which started selling games through its chat platform in August, will allow developers to self-publish games with a 90/10 revenue split from 2019” reports pcgamer.com. So from 2019, Discord is turning its store into a “self-serve game publishing platform”.Any developer will be able to publish on the store and keep 90 percent of their revenue. Source: pcgamer.com Share This:

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Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

“Ethereum (ETH)-based chat platform Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff due to the recent cryptocurrency market decline, according to a post published Dec. 11” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The crypto market experienced a harsh fall on Nov. 14, with Bitcoin (BTC) slumping from its average trading price of around $6,400 to as low as $5,506. The coin’s market capitalization is nearly $47 million, and its total supply is over 6.8 billion coins, according to CoinMarketCap. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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Discord increases pressure on Steam, announcing aggressive new developer revenue share

“Earlier this month Steam, the service owned and operated by Bellevue, Wash.-based Valve, announced changes to its revenue share for games that make more than $10 million in sales” writes Nicole Tanner for geekwire.com. The competition for digital distribution platforms for games is really heating up in terms of developer revenue.Discord just announced its store will let developers retain 90 percent of the profits from their games.This comes on the heels of Epic Games launching its own store, allowing developers to retain 88 percent of profits. Source: geekwire.com Share This:

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Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto ‘Fan Tokens’

“In September, one of the best-performing French clubs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) partnered with the blockchain platform Socios.com to launch its own Fan Token Offering (FTO)” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. It is based on Footcoin — a platform that allows to launch utility tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.To use the club’s cryptocurrency token, one has to buy at least 50 GaloCoins (equivalent to approximately $13). Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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Security Token Platform TokenSoft Invests in SEC-Regulated Broker-Dealer

“Last week, Thai cryptocurrency exchange Satang Corp. announced plans to raise nearly $10 million in a security token offering (STO)” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. TokenSoft is a platform that provides a suite of technology and security products for the sale, issuance, and management of security tokens and other digital assets.Security tokens platform TokenSoft Inc. has invested in a company that is purportedly a United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-compliant broker-dealer, according to a press release published Dec. 13. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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BlackRock and Microsoft want to make retirement investing as easy as ordering an Uber

“Through the platform, BlackRock plans to offer new investment options, such as annuities, which provide a regular stream of income in retirement” writes Meghan Morris for businessinsider.com. The firm is working with Microsoft to build a platform for retirement savings that will launch next year, the world’s largest asset manager said Thursday.BlackRock is inking its biggest technology alliance yet, aiming to help Americans save for retirement. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Twitch acqui-hires Revlo livestream monetization team in Toronto

“Revlo created a fan engagement platform on top of Twitch that allowed streamers to interact with and monetize their audiences better” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Each month, more than 40 million viewers were earning points on the service, but Revlo shut that platform down because it couldn’t find a business model that worked.They started on Revlo, a fan engagement platform that was used by more than 100,000 broadcasters. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Soul Machines launches Digital DNA platform for lifelike virtual assistants

“Soul Machines is launching the Digital DNA platform today for creating lifelike avatars” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. In addition to making lifelike digital faces, Soul Machines uses neural nets to animate the movement of bodies of digital characters so they’re able to move in ways that mimic human movement.So all of these things using our Digital DNA platform become a whole bunch easier going forward,” he said. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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SEC settles with the former CEO and COO of AriseBank, which it sued in January for alleged fraud and issuing unregistered securities during an ICO, for $2.7M+

“Moreover, both are permanently prohibited from violating antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities laws” reports coindesk.com. Rice was arrested late last month by the FBI after being indicted on separate criminal charges of securities and wire fraud.AriseBank’s ICO was halted by the SEC in January of this year, which sued the company and the individuals behind it for allegedly committing fraud.Former AriseBank CEO Jared Rice Sr. and former COO Stanley Ford will pay a combined $2.7 million in disgorgement and penalties, as well as $187,767 each in penalties. Source: coindesk.com…

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Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex to Launch Crypto Trading in US starting Q1 2019

“He announced that crypto trading will be available for U.S. customers starting Q1 2019” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. However, English-language outlet Asia Nikkei Review points out that the recent market slide prevents the hacked crypto exchange from full recovery. As Cointelegraph reported, citing the company, TradeStation Crypto Inc. could be a cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary of securities brokerage firm TradeStation, which Monex acquired in 2011.Monex Group first hinted about its plans to launch a U.S.-based trading platform late in July. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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