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$1.93
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EOS.IO is software that introduces a blockchain architecture designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications (the “EOS.IO Software”). This is achieved through an operating system-like construct upon which applications can be built. The software provides accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU cores and/or clusters. The resulting technology is a blockchain architecture that has the potential to scale to millions of transactions per second, eliminates user fees and allows for quick and easy deployment of decentralized applications. For more information, please read the EOS.IO Technical White Paper.

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New Ripple-Based Decentralized Exchange Launches in San Francisco

Jul 31st, 2018

A new Ripple (XRP)-based decentralized crypto marketplace, DCEX, has now opened registration for retail and institutional accounts, according to a press release published July 30. The new San Francisco-based platform runs on technology developed by blockchain firm AlphaPoint, and will initially offer 15 crypto-crypto trading pairs, all against Ripple as a base currency. These include Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), EOS (EOS), IOTA (MIOTA), and ZCash (ZEC), among others, with further altcoins to be listed in the future. DCEX will also reportedly make all of the assets included in the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI) -- which tracks the top ten "most liquid" crypto assets and presents itself as an "institutional benchmark" for the crypto market -- available in one location for investors. According to the press release, DCEX believes that using XRP as a base currency will allow for "high-speed transfers" that can help investors to better take advantage of "price inefficiencies" in their arbitrage among currency pairs on different exchanges. The marketplace claims in the release that its network will facilitate "up to one million transactions per second," and will also enable participants to connect to APIs to facilitate "high frequency" crypto trading strategies, as well as to margin trade. DCEX, reportedly registered with FINCEN, is taking "initial steps" towards becoming a fully compliant and regulated operator under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory agencies, the press release notes. As a Cointelegraph analysis outlined this spring, decentralized exchanges (DEXs) are gaining traction in the cryptosphere, both on ideological grounds and due to perceptions that centralized platforms are more vulnerable to thefts, such as the industry record-breaking hack of $532 mln in NEM from Coincheck earlier this year.


Bitcoin Dips Below $7,500 аs Crypto Markets See Second Day of Losses

Aug 1st, 2018

August 1: Crypto assets have seen a second day of losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) now well below the $8,000 psychological price point and most of the major crypto assets in the red, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around $7,490 to press time, having lost almost 3 percent on the day. Since the coin's July 25 peak at $8,431, the leading cryptocurrency dipped down below $8,000 yesterday for the third time this week. The coin saw another sharp drop this morning, before trading sideways. Bitcoin's 7-day price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index Bitcoin's weekly price performance is now down by around 9.3 percent, but monthly growth remains a solid 17.74 percent. Ethereum (ETH) has seen heftier losses on the day, down a solid 5 percent to trade around $411 at press time. The leading altcoin lost around $19 in value during early trading hours, traded sideways around $425, and then dropped to see an intra-day low of $410 an hour before press time. Ethereum's weekly price performance is around 13.61 percent in the negative, having seen a more gradual but sustained downward trend than Bitcoin over the same time frame. Ethereum's monthly losses are almost 11 percent. Ethereum's 7-day price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ethereum Price Index On CoinMarketCap's listings, most of the top 10 coins by market cap are down between 1 and 5 percent on the day. Ripple (XRP) is the only outlier, up 1.6 percent and seeing a spike in price earlier today, despite trading downwards most of the week. The coin is currently trading at $0.44 to press time. The asset's relatively strong performance has perhaps been buoyed by yesterday's news that the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker to kick off Ripple's global payments tech conference, Swell, this fall. Ripple's 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap After Ethereum, Litecoin (LTC) and EOS (EOS) have seen the most losses of the top ten coins, both down 3.45 percent on the day to press time. Among the top twenty coins by market cap, Dash and Monero (XMR) are trading the most stably, both currently up less than 1 percent. Total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies has inched yet further downwards on the day, at $268.4 bln to press time -- $8 bln lost over the 24-hour period. 1-day chart of the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies from CoinMarketCap While the markets have seen their second, faltering day of continued losses, recent news indicates that the distance between the crypto industry and major institutional players continues to narrow. Yesterday, Northern Trust Corp., a global asset management firm with $954 billion in total assets under management, revealed its plans to start a custody service for digital assets. Meanwhile, news of Morgan Stanley's recruitment of a self-described crypto trading expert and 12-year veteran of Credit Suisse as its new head of digital asset markets suggests that the trend of figures leaving the traditional financial sector for crypto continues. A major new report from the U.S. Treasury Department published yesterday revealed a strong concern that the U.S. keep pace with innovation and tailor its regulations to accommodate disruptive financial technologies, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Skeptics remain, however, with Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman suggesting in a New York Times Opinion piece yesterday that "total collapse" for "un-tethered" crypto-assets "is a real possibility."


Ripple Might Finally Be Coming to Coinbase [But You Can't Buy It]

Aug 4th, 2018

Coinbase Custody has released a statement detailing its ongoing process of making a decision regarding new assets for storage, in what has become a pattern for Coinbase of recent. The statement, which appears on the official Coinbase blog specifies that the assets listed including Ripple (XRP), Monero (XMR) and EOS, are being considered for listing only, and have no bearing whatsoever on trading-related products and services. The statement, which was signed by Sam McIngvale, Coinbase Custody Product Lead reads in part: "Coinbase Custody is exploring the addition of many existing and forthcoming crypto assets for storage only, and will be working to add them as quickly and safely as possible. At this time, we have not yet considered these assets for trading. We are making this announcement internally at Coinbase and to the public at the same time to remain transparent with our customers about support for future assets." Motivated no doubt by a desire to steer clear of the controversy that has dogged Coinbase since the Bitcoin Cash listing saga of December 2017, the statement repeatedly makes reference to the standalone nature of Coinbase Custody. It reiterates to readers that the decision to add assets to Custody's storage services has no relationship with the asset's likelihood of being listed on other Coinbase platforms such as Coinbase Pro, Coinbase Prime or Coinbase Markets. All assets that will be approved for trading on Coinbase, the statement says, must pass the requirements stipulated in the Coinbase Digital Asset Framework. Going further, the statement informs users that even though they may observe public-facing APIs and other indications of behind-the-scenes preparation for asset support, this should in no way be taken as an indication that any asset will in actual fact be made available on Custody. The list of assets under consideration for listing by Coinbase Custody includes Nano (NANO), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ripple (XRP), DASH (DASH), NEO (NEO), Cardano (ADA), Stellar Lumens (XLM), EOS (EOS), Monero (XMR), Tezos (XTZ), STEEM (STEEM) and ICON (ICX) amongst others. Concluding, the statement directs users in search of more information to the official Coinbase Twitter handle before listing the tokens that are under consideration. CCN reported in July that Coinbase issued a similar announcement to inform users that it was in the process of considering five cryptocurrencies for listing on Coinbase trading services in the interests of transparency. Coinbase also released a Digital Assets Framework as it sought to repair the reputational damage caused by the fallout of the Bitcoin Cash insider trading allegations. CCN reported last week that following an in-house probe of insider trading allegations conducted with two nationally recognized American law firms, Coinbase determined that it had found no evidence of wrongdoing.


Canon Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens - $309.99 + $5 standard shipping

Jul 26th, 2018

Share Photos that Impress The camera with the quality your photos deserve, the EOS Rebel T6 can be ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users looking to step up their imaging game. It's equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light. Whether you're out on an adventure hike or snapping candids of your friends during a late night out, the EOS Rebel T6 can help you take photos you'll want to show off. Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** connectivity make it easy to get your favorite pictures up on select social media sites for your friends, family and the world to see. If you're new to DSLRs, Scene Intelligent Auto mode can conveniently and automatically adjust the camera's settings to suit your subject. Easy to use and simple to share with, the EOS Rebel T6 delivers high image quality that's sure to catch the audience's eye. * Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. ** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality. ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light. With a broad range of light sensitivity ratings from ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800), the EOS Rebel T6 camera is ready to go in virtually any light, capturing fine detail with ease. Thanks to this expanded ISO range, it can capture a variety of subjects in a variety of situations, including handheld, without needing a flash. This means detailed and natural-looking pictures and movies can be captured discreetly, with ease. Built-in Wi-Fi* and NFC** connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device. Remote Shooting Wireless capabilities also allow users to use their compatible smart devices* to remotely control the camera, which is useful for self-portraits and group shots or shooting from a distance as long as the camera is in wireless range. A variety of the camera's expressive capabilities are available to you: use different shooting modes; choose AF frame modes (single-point/face detection); shoot in continuous shooting mode; and utilize the AF button. Just connect to a compatible device using the free Camera Connect app* to start capturing photos using remote shooting. * Compatible with iOS versions 7.1/8.4/9.0, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app. ** Compatible with Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1. # One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album. 9-point AF system (including one center cross-type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results. The EOS Rebel T6 camera features fast and accurate autofocus, which can enhance your shooting experience by making sure you're ready to capture the action as soon as it happens. Using a 9-point AF system that includes a center cross-type AF point, it can deliver precise focus whether the camera is oriented in portrait or landscape position. The system intelligently uses both normal and high-precision focus, depending on the aperture and available light, so your images contain crisp and clear detail. An AI Servo AF system achieves and maintains consistent focus with an incredible degree of reliability. High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand. The Optical Viewfinder on the EOS Rebel T6 camera lets you quickly line up and capture a photo in nearly any situation. It helps you accurately see what the lens sees even in bright sunlight, so you can be sure you're taking the picture you want. Utilizing the viewfinder can help you hold the camera steady, which can reduce camera shake for clear and sharp photos. Large, 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots shows fine details and provides easy viewing. The EOS Rebel T6 camera has a large, bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor that can be ideal for composing and capturing amazing images, as well as showing them off to friends and family. The large display has high resolution with 920,000 dots and a wide viewing angle of 170°. It works wonderfully for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, metering, AF point selection and flash options. Scene Intelligent Auto mode simplifies settings for users without extensive photography experience. The EOS Rebel T6 camera features Scene Intelligent Auto mode, which incorporates Canon technologies to deliver accurate exposure, simply. It uses the EOS Scene Analysis System, which joins Picture Style Auto, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Auto White Balance, Autofocus and Automatic Exposure. This automatic feature helps analyze the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast and whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod. Scene Intelligent Auto mode then chooses the exposure and enhancements that can bring out the beauty in virtually any scene or situation. Simplifying DSLR image capture, Scene Intelligent Auto mode lets you concentrate on composing images without puzzling over settings. Feature Guide offers short descriptions of shooting modes, settings and effects for easy operation. Have you ever wondered what features can apply to different shooting situations? The EOS Rebel T6 camera can help with a Feature Guide that displays a simple description to explain each function. This description is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected - a lifesaver when trying to determine a suitable mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the camera's menu. EOS Full HD Movie mode for easy-to-use video capture. The EOS Rebel T6 camera offers easy-to-use video capture with breathtaking Full HD quality. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS Rebel T6 offers outstanding video capturing performance, quality and simplicity - simply press the dedicated Live View/Movie Recording button to get started. Additionally, the EOS Rebel T6 enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. A wide ISO range means you can record in a variety of lighting situations. And with a wealth of over 60 interchangeable lenses available to choose from, your video has plenty of creative options. Plus, with the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS Rebel T6 will capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights "album". With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video can be ideal for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI port. Continuous shooting up to 3.0 fps to capture action shots. The EOS Rebel T6 is a fast camera, capturing up to 3.0 fps (frames per second) until the card is full, or for up to approximately 6 RAW files. Whether capturing the action on the soccer field or waiting for the right expression on someone's face, the EOS Rebel T6 delivers intuitive, speedy operation for a great shot. With near-instant startup, speedy AF and virtually no shutter lag, the EOS Rebel T6 will help you capture the action, when you want. Creative options made easy with imaging features like Basic+ and Creative Auto. For photographers looking to experiment with advanced settings, the EOS Rebel T6 camera is loaded with features to take you to the next level. Basic+ makes it easy to create the image effects you want, changing ambience or scene type according to simple choices made on the camera's Quick Control Screen. The newly added Food mode lets you take appetizing photos of your favorite seafood platter or chocolate dessert in a bright, colorful way that can make them look as enticing as the dish itself. Ideal for beginners looking to expand their photographic horizons is Creative Auto mode. It puts basic settings in full automatic operation, but provides shooting guides on the LCD screen that explain how to make changes to exposure, tone, sharpness and more, and how those changes will affect the final image. In essence, with Creative Auto mode, you can experiment and learn more about photography while still taking stunning photographs. Creative Filters including Toy Camera, Fisheye and Miniature Effect help you capture everything with a new perspective. The EOS Rebel T6 camera allows you to capture images with a new perspective. The camera features five different creative filters for still images: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect and Toy Camera Effect. Each filter alters the mood and feel of any particular scene, allowing you to create photos with a fun, distinctive flair. Auto White Balance provides "white priority," adjusting for the warmer tones under tungsten lighting. Have you ever taken a photo and wondered why it came out overly red or yellowish-green when it didn't look like that in real life? Different light sources, whether it's the sun or a light bulb, can affect the colors you see in a photo. With Auto White Balance, the EOS Rebel T6 camera automatically adjusts the white balance according to "ambience priority," which retains warm color tones to help maintain the mood of the shot, or "white priority," which eliminates them to help ensure white lighting is neutral in color. You can choose between these two settings to make sure your image looks how you want it to, even under different lighting conditions. Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EOS Rebel T6 camera is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup. Unlocking a new world of possibilities, these lenses range from ultra-wide angle for grand, scenic landscapes, to super telephoto which can help you capture sports, wildlife and more from afar. Each Canon lens employs advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to help deliver phenomenal performance in virtually all facets of the photographic process. Numerous lenses feature Canon's sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer technology to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS Rebel T6. Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, and APO addresses is not available for this item


With $417K, EOS accounts for two-thirds of all cryptocurrency bug bounties in 2018

Aug 8th, 2018

Blockchain startups are making it rain on security researchers As interest, adoption, and venture funding in blockchain tech continue to rise, so do attacks from hackers. In an effort to counteract potential threats, a growing list of startups in the cryptocurrency space have opted to launch programs to invite hackers to disclose vulnerabilities responsibly - instead of exploiting them for personal gains. And data suggests the strategy is working. The total number of blockchain companies with active vulnerability disclosure programs has almost doubled since last year, according to HackerOne stats shared exclusively with Hard Fork. The stats also suggests the overall number of vulnerability submissions for blockchain companies is also on track to double in 2018. HackerOne refrained from sharing the exact number for this year, but there are more than 3,000 blockchain-related vulnerability submissions on its platform in total. Additionally, the data shows that compared to last year, the total sum of bounties handed out by blockchain firms has jumped more than 500 percent, from $90,000 in 2017 to almost $600,000 in 2018 - and we still have a few months to go. You can thank Block.one and the nigthmarish launch of the EOS EOS blockchain for that. As far as blockchain companies go, EOS leads the all-time charts, with more than $417,000 awarded since the launch of its bug bounty program in May. Indeed, $120,000 of the prize money was claimed by one single (white-hat) hacker. Exchange desk giant Coinbase surfaces as the all-time runner-up, having shelled out over $281,000 in bug bounties. The main difference here is that unlike EOS which got on HackerOne a few months ago, Coinbase has been disclosing flaws on HackerOne since March 2014. Interestingly, the third and fourth biggest companies based on bug bounty rewards are Blokchain and Augur. However, with $13,950 and $9,700 handed out in disclosure rewards, both are significantly trailing behind EOS and Coinbase. In fact, the sheer volume of bounties given out by EOS seems to have increased the average bounty prize from $300 last year to $2,100 in 2018. Singling out EOS-issuer Block.one and its hefty rewards, HackerOne chalks up the spike in bounty prizes to the willingness of companies to launch programs with more competitive rewards. While it is a somewhat disturbing to find such a large amount of kinks in decentralized software, the move towards launching programs to encourage responsible bug disclosures in the cryptocurrency space is a desired trend - even more so because lost funds on the blockchain are usually impossible to recover. While vulnerabilities are by no means limited strictly to decentralized apps, blockchain tech comes with some unique challenges. Unlike centralized solutions, most distributed ledgers are immutable. Once information is recorded, it is impossible to reverse it (hence why you see so many forced hard forks in emergency situations). Blockchains' immutability features can certainly play an important role in eliminating surreptitious tampering in certain cases, but when money is involved - it becomes a liability of its own. Bug bounty programs not only offer hackers an alternative avenue to outright exploiting (and cashing in on) flaws, but they also hold companies more accountable. "For cryptocurrency and more broadly blockchain technologies and companies to grow and prosper, on-going security vetting by independent hackers is a must," HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos told Hard Fork. "With a large community of hackers looking for security vulnerabilities, there is a real chance of finding and fixing the weaknesses in time." Hopefully, this new-found focus on security can help the blockchain space bring down the $761 million worth of cryptocurrency that was lost to hackings and thefts in 2018. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a big payday: Augur's $200,000 bug bounty for critical issues is still up for grabs. But are you up to the task?


EOS rumored for new wave of investments from Bitmain and billionaire Peter Thiel

Jul 17th, 2018

Rumors of yet another Block.one funding round have surfaced, reports Bloomberg. This one is said to be headlined by Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire who co-founded PayPal. His latest move confirms that he has ultimately backed another cryptocurrency: EOS. Besides PayPal, Thiel is mostly known for his super-early investment in Facebook in 2014, when he acquired a 10 percent stake for $500,000. This was to be the first outside investment into Facebook Inc. Since then, he's sold most of his shares, the profits adding up to over $1 billion. As specifics are scarce, it was not mentioned whether this a personal investment or on behalf of Thiel's investment firm, Founders Fund. It made headlines in January with news of its $15 to $20 million Bitcoin investment - revealed just as the markets were beginning to collapse. It did casually mention to investors that their cryptocurrency holdings had grown to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, though, without mentioning if they sold the top. It does seem the inherent volatility has triggered their speculative nature; a slew of other billionaires have also been tagged in the funding round. Full details are expected to be released through official channels by early next week. According to sources yet unnamed, among them is Alan Howard, co-founder of $9.1 billion firm Brevan Howard Asset Management. It was only revealed in March that he has been personally amassing a small fortune in Bitcoin. Bloomberg also reported that Jihan Wu, co-founder of Bitmain Technologies, is tagging along for the ride. Bitmain is the world's premier producer of cryptocurrency mining chips. It has also been steadily increasing their control of the Bitcoin hash rate. An EOS-focused division of Antpool, its largest Bitcoin mining pool, were also elected as one its top 21 block producers at the start of the month, but have since been booted out, relegated to the 56th spot. While the names are certainly attention-grabbing, surely the reason for this next tidal wave of funding will be even more amazing. It must be, if the $4 billion raised in token sales over the last year just aren't cutting it. The distinction between Block.one and EOS EOS - however slight - should also be made clear. EOS is an open-source operating system for decentralized applications, built by Block.one - a blockchain development collective based in the Cayman Islands. The EOS blockchain is their its first project - one that has had a marked effect on the cryptocurrency landscape thanks to CTO Dan Larimer's creation of Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS), a method of determining consensus through ongoing elections which favors those who hold more tokens. Time will tell if the added pressure of such high-profile investors will have an affect on Dan Larimer and the rest of Block.one, as they work to get the blockchain up to scratch following a shaky mainnet launch.


Canon EOS M50 review: High-end features at affordable price

Jul 16th, 2018

Canon needs no introduction. It is company that has given pro photographers and hobbyists a number of iconic cameras. It has, however, failed to crack the mirrorless camera code. A lot of this has to do with the competition. Brands like Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm have some really good options in the mirrorless camera category, and so far Canon has not lived up to its high standards in this segment. With the EOS M50, the company aims to change that. If you shifted through Canon's portfolio of mirrorless cameras, before the M50 there were three options: the entry-level EOS M100, the mid-tier EOS M6 and the top-end EOS M5. The EOS M50 launched by Canon recently is also a mid-tier camera. But only in price. It has features than more or less match, or in cases even surpass, everything that the flagship EOS M5 offers. The EOS M50 is high on specs and low in price, and that is what makes all the difference. Design, build quality and controls The EOS M50 borrows heavily from the EOS M5 as far as the core design is concerned. It uses considerable amount of polycarbonate in its construction with a faux leather handgrip. The build quality is solid, and the whole thing weighs in just over 380 gram -- slightly less than what the EOS M5 weighs -- and that results in a reassuring feel in the hands. You will feel the EOS M50 in your hands at all times, but not to an extent that it becomes tiring. Much like the EOS M5, the EOS M50 also comes with a centrally positioned electronic viewfinder (EVF), something that's missing on the EOS M6, which is priced only a couple of thousands less. The similarities with the flagship EOS M5, however, end there. While the EOS M5 is geared towards enthusiasts, the EOS M50 is a beginners-only affair. This is because unlike the EOS M5 that ships with a host of body-mounted controls, the EOS M50 has only a single mode dial on the top. It is even missing out on the dedicated exposure compensation dial seen on the more affordable EOS M6. While that's a good thing for beginners who would want to start shooting right off the bat, enthusiasts and pros looking for more control should look elsewhere. The same is true about the controls on the rear of the camera. The EOS M50 comes with a four-way control pad and a couple of other dedicated controls, including one for auto focus, but it's sparse on direct controls. Of course, to access other settings you can always get into the menu either through the quick menu button or the touchscreen but doing that also means taking that extra bit to click the perfect photo. SAMPLE PHOTOSMon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Speaking of the screen, the EOS M50 has a vari-angle touchscreen display hinged at the side of the body. The display makes working at unusual angles easy, so you can shoot from down low or even hold the camera up high. Or, you can simply pull it outwards to face your subject. Touchscreen also helps in composing the photo because you can change and control a lot of settings, including shutter speed and aperture, on the display itself. It's also convenient to see the result of your changes in live view when you're shooting in manual. The built-in electronic viewfinder boasts of a 2.36 million-dot resolution so what you see is what you get, mostly. The EOS M50's pitch to attract beginners also extends to the camera's graphical user interface. The interface can explain the different settings to photographers, and also imagine the effect a specific adjustment will have on the final shot. Performance The EOS M50 sports a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. This sensor has a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600, which can be expanded to 51,200. Canon says that the EOS M50 uses the same sensor that is inside the more expensive EOS M5. The EOS M50, however, takes things a step further by featuring Canon's latest DIGIC 8 image processor. The new processor brings a host of capabilities to the EOS M50, including the ability to record 4K videos (up to 24fps) and 4K timelapse videos. The new processor also allows users to extract stills from 4K footage. The biggest takeaway, however, lies in the fact that the new processor aids in bringing enhanced features to Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. The EOS M50 can, as a result, make use of a larger frame, 143 AF points and a feature called Eye AF, which can lock onto a subject's eyes, something that's quite handy while shooting a portrait. Clearly, Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system in the EOS M50 trumps the one on-board the EOS M5 in terms of raw specs. But what about real world performance? I am happy to report that it works quite well, even more so for its relatively low price. The EOS M50 is usually quick to lock on to focus but the key standout for me has been its touch and drag feature that, as the name suggests, lets you manually touch and drag the AF point with your finger on the rear touchscreen display even when you have the camera raised to your eye. Also, you can choose not to use the entire screen and fill only half or a quarter of the display via the menu for the purpose. The range of options on offer here were previously limited to Canon's higher-end and more expensive cameras. The EOS M50 brings these features to a more mainstream audience which is nice. The new DIGIC 8 image processor also assists in a more reliable AF tracking unless you're dealing with a very fast moving subject. In other words, it's good enough for kids, but not a bird in flight. The EOS M50 can lock on to your subject and also it can hold on to it, as long as you're dealing with a steady frame. The EOS M50 can shoot at up to 10fps in Single AF mode, and at up to 7.4fps in Continuous AF, which is a big step up from the EOS M5. The electronic viewfinder is another positive highlight of the EOS M50. Its refresh rate and magnification work well while the touchscreen interface on the rear display is fast and responsive. The built-in Image Stabilization (IS) system on the supplied 15-45mm lens works well in varying light scenarios although the camera is prone to shake -- sometimes even alarmingly -- owing to its f/6.3 maximum aperture (which is a stop slower than many rivals) in low light. Connectivity options on the EOS M50 include Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy. The EOS M50 may be high on features and connectivity options but not everything its hunky-dory. Once charged 100 per cent, the battery in the EOS M50 lasts around 220 to 230 shots, which is a little disappointing. Picture quality -- The 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor inside the EOS M50 is promising, delivering clean and crisp photos especially in good lighting. What I really like about it is its versatility. It can be a beginner's aid as a handy point-and-shoot (auto) while it can also keep enthusiasts fairly well satisfied as a capable manual camera. If only it gave you a few more body-mounted direct controls. -- The EOS M50 also puts in a solid performance when it comes to dynamic range, although there's some room for improvement when it comes to pure sharpness and resolving power. You will feel this especially when viewing your photos up close or in case you're looking to make larger prints. -- Where it falters -- albeit slightly -- in sharpness and resolution, the EOS M50 more than compensates for with its impressive performance at higher ISO, which means the camera can deliver very good low-light performance with bare minimum noise. -- The EOS M50 supports a new RAW file format, .CR3, which replaces .CR2 and brings with it a new C-RAW option. This feature lets you shoot full-resolution raw files while saving roughly 30-40 per cent of storage space over standard raw files with the trade-off being that C-RAW is a lossy compressed RAW file. -- The EOS M50 can do 4K videos but there is 1.6X crop that is applied. This means your 4K videos won't be able to use the entire breadth of the sensor. It's nice for portraits, but not when you're shooting at arm's length. You will have to use a different lens if you're looking to make more out of your 4K videos, but sadly, Canon still has a limited number of lenses available to M series. Should you buy it? You can say that the Canon EOS M50 has better features than the high-end EOS M5. It has faster burst shooting, an improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, and 4K video recording. The vari-angle touchscreen display also offers more flexibility as compared to the EOS M5's tilt-angle mechanism. Also, its touchscreen interface is among the best in the market right now. The camera also delivers excellent results 8 out of 10 times which is what really matters at the end of the day when you're out buying a camera. The relative dearth of body-mounted controls may irk more experienced photographers but I don't think that's where Canon is targeting with the EOS M50. With the EOS M50, Canon is looking to offer a more mainstream package for a more mainstream audience: an audience that is looking to switch from a point-and-shoot (or even a mobile camera) but isn't quite ready for a full-scale DSLR or even a high-end mirrorless camera with finer control like the EOS M5 that costs Rs 85,995. That the EOS M50 doesn't compromise on specs is just an icing on the cake. The Canon EOS M50 is a very good mirrorless camera and its price of Rs 61,995 is good enough. Whether or not you should buy it, would depend on what you're looking to do with your camera. For pro or experienced photographers this is not the right camera, but if you click photos as a hobby the EOS M50 should be on your shortlist.


Crypto update: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, and Litecoin tumble again

Aug 3rd, 2018

It has been another disappointing 24 hours of trade for the crypto market with declines being seen across the board. In fact, only a single coin in the top 30 is currently in positive territory at the time of writing. But with the major damage being done at the small side of the market, the value of the entire industry has only declined 0.5% since this time yesterday to US$266.9 billion according to Coin Market Cap. Here is that state of play on Friday morning: The Bitcoin (BTC) price is down over 0.1% during the last 24 hours to US$7,555.23 per coin, reducing its market capitalisation to just over US$129.8 billion. Bitcoin appears in desperate need of a positive catalyst right now after being dealt a major blow last week with the rejection of the Winklevoss twins' ETF submission by the U.S. SEC. The Ethereum (ETH) price has dropped 1% since this time yesterday to US$411.74 per token. This leaves Ethereum with a market capitalisation of US$41.6 billion. The Ripple (XRP) price is down 2.5% over the period to 43 U.S. cents, reducing the alt coin's market capitalisation to US$16.9 billion. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) price has fallen 3.2% since this time yesterday to US$732.14. The Bitcoin spin-off now has a market capitalisation of just over US$12.6 billion. The EOS (EOS) price is off 1.1% over the period to US$7.08. This leaves the alt coin with a market capitalisation of US$6.4 billion. Outside the top five the declines were much more severe over the last 24 hours. The Stellar (XLM) price is down 1.9%, Litecoin (LTC) has dropped 1%, Cardano (ADA) has fallen 5.4%, and IOTA (MIOTA) is 3% lower. The only coin in the top ten in positive territory is Tether (USDT) which is up 0.1%. But as I have mentioned previously, it is pegged to the U.S. dollar so moves with the currency and not the crypto market. With trader sentiment weakening, the crypto market looks set to end this disappointing week with another day in the red today. I would suggest traders stay clear of the market and watch from the safety of the sidelines. More reading 6 simple things stopping you from becoming a millionaireTurning $10,000 into $8 million Was Just the Beginning For 1 ManWhere I would invest $20,000 in the share marketHow I'd invest $5,000 into small caps today3 high-yield dividend shares I want in my portfolioGoogle and this ASX blue-chip just signed a deal to build a new company Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.


DCEX Cryptocurrency Exchange to Use XRP as Exclusive Base Currency

Jul 30th, 2018

DCEX, a San Francisco based digital currency marketplace, announced registration is open to its first digital currency exchange using XRP as a base currency. The DCEX uses blockchain exchange technology from AlphaPoint. AlphaPoint helps in digitizing assets as well as launch and operate markets with its white label exchange technology using its secure, scalable, and customizable distributed ledger platform, says the announcement. DCEX is a crypto-to-crypto marketplace with XRP as a base currency. This is the first such exchange as far as we know. DCEX will enable trading pairs of total 15 crypto coin. These crypto coin pairs include XRP, Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Ethereum classic (ETC), OmiseGo (OMG), EOS (EOS), DASH (DASH), Tron (TRX), Monero (XMR), VeChain (VEN), IOTA (IOTA), ZCash (ZEC), and stable-coin TrueUSD (TUSD). There is also a plan to include Neo (NEO), Cardano (ADA) and other pairs in coming months. All ten coins listed in Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI) are available for trading in one place. DCEX features include, Arbitrage among currency pairs on different exchanges Faster execution times with lower latency High-frequency crypto trading The increase of overall liquidity in cryptocurrency space, using the XRP protocol Lower transaction fees Margin trading DCEX allows seamless and high-speed transfer between exchanges to allow arbitrage among currency pairs on different exchanges. DCEX claims to execute one million transactions per second and XRP blockchain transactions confirmed in four seconds. This allows faster multi-exchange transactions overall money transfer methods. API access will be also available. Transactions cost will be lower than other exchanges due to lower network fees. Margin trading will be also made available to the traders. AlphaPoint's proprietary distributed ledger technology used is a highly-secured venue and is the technology backbone for DCEX's exchange to have a processing capacity of nearly one million transactions per second. The announcement further noted that registrations are now open and available at https://dcex.com/ and trading will commence in next few weeks.


Best Camera 2018: the 19 best cameras you can buy today | Trusted Reviews

Jul 24th, 2018

Those who say that phones have already killed the dedicated camera are getting ahead of themselves. When it comes to creative flexibility and outright quality, the laws of physics (and economics) mean that standalone cameras are still levels above smartphone snappers. The trouble is, dedicated cameras come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes. Which is where our guide comes in. No matter what kind of camera you want - DSLR, mirrorless or compact - our roundup has the right choice for you. We review everything from fun and casual compacts to professional DSLRs, and have simmered down all our research to this easy-to-digest list of recommendations. There's something for everyone here. Best Camera Buying Guide - What's the right camera for you? Generally you need to think about two things when you're buying a camera: how much you're able to spend and how you're going to use it. It's a tough choice if you're new to camera buying, so here's a quick guide to the different types of camera you can buy. Compacts and Bridge Cameras If you're looking for the best cameras for casual use and don't want to fuss about with settings before hitting the shutter button, a compact camera is probably the best fit for you. There are still plenty of cheap and cheerful compacts out there, but higher-end models also cater for the enthusiast. Sharethrough (Mobile) The Fujifilm X100F is a good example of a fixed lens compact There are numerous kinds of quality compacts, too. You'll find chunkier advanced compacts that give you good manual control, and simpler ones that focus on providing a higher-end sensor and lens optics for better image quality and ease of use. Bridge cameras are something between a compact camera and an interchangeable-lens system camera. They have permanent, generally very long zoom lenses and a similar feel to a DSLR. Though they're not compact in size, they are very versatile and well suited to photographing a wide variety of subjects. Mirrorless Cameras Bridging the gap between compact cameras and DSLRs are mirrorless cameras, also referred to as compact system cameras (CSC). Expect these types to offer an excellent balance of convenience and image quality, though at the very top end we're beginning to see mirrorless cameras match or even exceed rival DSLRs. Sony's full-frame A7-series is a good example, with the Sony A7 III being the latest offering. Mirrorless vs DSLR. The Sony A7R III (left) alongside the Nikon D850 (right) Within the CSC category, there are a number of different types of sensor used, each giving quite a different experience. Olympus and Panasonic use Micro Four Thirds-size sensors, providing a middle ground and some outstanding and affordable lenses. The largest sensors you'll find in affordable CSCs are APS-C ones, used in cameras from Fujifilm and Sony. Of course, Sony has now gone even further, adopting full-frame sensors in the top-end A7-series. These provide the best image quality among CSCs, rivalling pro DSLRs. DSLRs DSLRs remain the professional's choice. While CSCs compete well in the consumer market, professionals who need top-quality lenses, a reliable performance and excellent build quality still mainly use DSLRs. DSLRs are still the no.1 choice for many photographers This is particularly true for full-frame cameras, where Nikon and Canon both offer some outstanding options. One of the most impressive DSLRs released in recent times is the mighty Nikon D850, a DSLR that scooped Best Camera at the Trusted Reviews Awards last year. There are some good entry-level DSLRs as well, though, so there's plenty of choice and a huge number of lenses to invest in. In this roundup you'll find all the best DSLRs, mirrorless and compact cameras grouped together with links to each camera's in-depth review. Best DSLR Cameras Best professional full-frame DSLR: Nikon D850 Pros: Sensor resolves exceptionally fine detail Super-fast autofocus and silent shooting in Live View Inherits AF toggle from D500 for fast AF point positioning Impressive battery life with EN-EL15a battery Cons: Lacks on-chip phase detection AF in Live View Touchscreen doesn't allow users to adjust key exposure settings SnapBridge connectivity requires improvement By far the most recent model in this roundup, the Nikon D850 is a high-end full-frame DSLR designed for professional photographers. It combines high-resolution, speedy performance and impressive low-light performance in a robust, weather-sealed body. The D850 succeeds the 36.3-megapixel D810 released in 2014, bringing numerous improvements to what was already an excellent DSLR in it own right. In terms of hardware, the highlight is the 45.7-megapixel sensor, which brings the D850 into line with direct competitors such as the Canon 5DS (50.6 megapixels) and Sony A7R II (42 megapixels). For those who either don't require the D850's full 45.7 megapixels for a particular shot or just want to save memory card space, there's also the option to shoot at either 25.6 megapixels or 11.4 megapixels. The D850's new high-resolution sensor is paired with a powerful EXPEED 5 processor, as used by both the D500 and flagship D5 models. This combination gives the D850 plenty of processing power, and ensures noise is kept to a minimum when using higher sensitivity settings. Continuous shooting maxes out at 7fps, although connecting the D850's optional MB-D18 battery grip (£369) and EN-EL18b (£179) battery increases this to 9fps. The D850's 153-point Multi-CAM 20K autofocus system has also been lifted directly from the D500 and D5. It's a proven AF module that's both fast and accurate, thanks in part to the inclusion of 99 cross-type AF points. The central AF point is sensitive down to -4EV, which should ensure accurate focus, even when light is in short supply. Elsewhere, the D850 also becomes the first Nikon DSLR to support 4K video capture at up to 30fps, with separate microphone and headphone inputs located on the side of the camera. Construction is - as you'd expect of a £3500 pro-spec DSLR - pretty much bombproof, with the D850 securely housed inside a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. Buttons and controls are plentiful, as are customisation options. The back of the camera is fitted with a 3.2-inch, 2.36m-dot tiltable touchscreen, and above this the 100% viewfinder is described by Nikon as the largest the company has ever made. Buy Now: Best entry-level DSLR: Canon EOS 200D Pros: World's lightest DSLR with vari-angle screen Fast focusing performance in Live View Intuitive layout of buttons and dials Guided user interface helps beginners learn the key controls and settings Cons: Basic arrangement of 9 AF points Single scroll dial on the top plate Positioned between the entry-level EOS 1300D and slightly more advanced EOS 760D/EOS 800D models, the Canon EOS 200D succeeds 2013's EOS 100D model, bringing with it a generous number of hardware upgrades and feature enhancements. Billed by Canon as a "compact, simple and versatile" camera, the 200D is primarily targeted at those looking to buy their first DSLR, along with existing owners of older entry-level Canon DSLRs. Despite its relatively humble positioning, the 200D comes equipped with a good set of features for the price, not least Canon's Dual-Pixel AF technology that employs on-sensor phase-detection pixels for impressively speedy autofocus performance in Live View mode. This alone is a big distinguishing factor between the 200D and the cheaper 1300D, which doesn't get Dual-Pixel AF and can be painfully slow to focus in Live View. Operated through the viewfinder, the 200D sticks with the same 9-point phase-detection AF system employed by the 1300D and 100D. The other most notable enhancement is the addition of a high-resolution, vari-angle LCD screen on the back that provides touchscreen control over the camera. Again, this is something that's absent on the 1300D. At its core, the 200D is built around the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor used inside the 77D and 800D, which is paired with Canon's latest DIGIC 7 image processor. This raises the camera's maximum burst speed up to 5fps - one frame faster than its predecessor. Native sensitivity, meanwhile, ranges from ISO 100 to 25,600, with an expanded "Hi" setting of ISO 51,200. Shutter speeds range from 30sec to 1/4000sec. Video can be recorded up to a maximum 1080p Full HD at 60fps, with a dedicated microphone jack also provided should you want to use an external mic. While build quality obviously isn't as robust as more expensive Canon DSLRs, the 200D feels solid enough in the hand. It's also impressively small and compact for a DSLR. In fact, Canon claims it's the world's smallest DSLR to feature a vari-angle LCD. Physical controls - although relatively few - are well spaced and easy to reach. Overall, for those looking to buy into the Canon DSLR ecosystem, and wanting something a bit more advanced than the bare-bones 1300D, the 200D represents a solid option. Best enthusiast APS-C DSLR: Canon EOS 80D Pros: Very solid, weatherproof construction Fast autofocus system Excellent image quality Cons: No 4K video capture Larger than mirrorless rivals Whereas Canon's triple-digit DSLRs are primarily targeted at new and novice users, double-digit models such as the EOS 80D are pitched more towards enthusiasts and those looking to take a step up from one of the more basic models. As such, the 80D comes with an expanded feature set, greater customisation options and more durable construction than its triple-digit stablemates. In terms of positioning, it sits above the more recent 77D but below the sports and action-orientated 7D Mark II. The 80D is built around a 24. Visit website open_in_new

Market share 0.00%
Proof type DPoS
24h Open $1.87
24h Low $1.87
24h High $2.10
Price in BTC 0.00056498663646 BTC
Current Supply 1,024,626,432 EOS
Total Supply 1,000,000,000 EOS
Market cap $1,977,529,088
24h Volume (coin) 10,041,950 EOS
24h Volume (currency) $20,020,190
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