Saturday, February 24, 2018

From Silicon Valley To Crypto Valley: Zug is the Epicentre of the Blockchain Revolution


"The Crypto Valley of the canton of Zug is to Switzerland what Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California is to America."
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of the popular article, "Bitcoin Does Not Grow On Trees".
A SWISS town, dubbed "Crypto Valley", has become a hub for cryptocurrency with investors flocking to the region as one blockchain expert declares Switzerland is at the centre of a financial "revolution".

Oliver Bussmann, the former head of innovation and IT at the Swiss bank UBS said that to date, more than 50 start-ups from the crypto and blockchain world have settled in the canton.

Mr. Bussmann advises blockchain entrepreneur and manages the Crypto Valley Association.

He said he receives around three to five enquiries a day from individuals in the crypto arena considering moving to Zug. According to a study conducted by consulting firm PWC, companies around the world raised $4.6billion in capital through initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mo Alakiu Ajibola Speaks On the Decentralisation of Global Film Distribution through Blockchain


More than 89, 959 views so far of the post on @247 Nigeria on #Twitter about the first meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa on Monday , February 19, 2018 in #Lagos, Nigeria

The groundbreaking meeting for the decentralisation of the global film distribution of #Nollywood and #Kannywood that will give Nigerian TV and film producers the prerogative of how to distribute their content on blockchain channels and how much revenues they will make daily; paid immediately into their blockchain wallets without the monopolies of centralised cable TV and VOD operators.

DECENT is a paradigm shift in digital film distribution from the centralised structure to a decentralised system which gives producers of content the control of the distribution and how much they will earn without the control of major distributors.
See how the new blockchain ecosystem will work on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Meet-Up in London Today


Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
London Meet-Up

Thursday, February 22
6:30-9:00pm

Don't miss the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)'s meet-up in London today, February 22, with special guest Joseph Lubin! Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project and has been with ConsenSys since January 2014.

Register TODAY to join us at Tech UK and get the chance to talk with Joseph, hear member and Working Group updates, plus enjoy refreshments kindly provided by Clearmatics.

When: Thursday, February 22 I 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Tech UK, 10 Saint Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD
Agenda:
Welcome and Introduction
Talk by special guest Joseph Lubin and Q&A

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mo Ajibola of DECENT Meets with Bank of Industry on Blockchain Film Distribution for Nollywood


Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Blockchain Consultant and Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa speaking on the benefits of Blockchain film distribution for #Nollywood at the head office of the Bank of Industry (BoI) of Nigeria in Lagos, afternoon of Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She met with top officials of the Creative Industry Group of the bank; Mrs. Cynthia Uche Nwuka, Mr. Okechukwu Madu, Mr. Promise Ike George and their colleagues.

DECENT is a paradigm shift in digital film distribution from the centralised structure to a decentralised system which gives producers of content the control of the distribution and how much they will earn without the control of major distributors.
See how the new blockchain ecosystem will work on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.


DECENT is an acronym for Decentralized Network; Encrypted & Secure; Content Distribution System; Elimination of 3rd Parties; New Way of Online Publishing; Timestamped Data Records.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa To Put Nollywood on Blockchain


Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, CEO of International Digital Post Network Limited and Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series had the first groundbreaking meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Blockchain Consultant at Cyberbex and Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa on taking #Nollywood to millions of Blockchain wallet users.
The meeting was at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Swiss-based tech company, DECENT is sponsoring Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up, a series featuring some of the most admired directors and films of the year.
The 17th annual series taking place Wednesday nights from February 7th – March 7th at The Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles and offers filmmakers and film lovers a unique opportunity to hear directly from the best independent directors and their collaborators, as they discuss specific aspects of their craft in depth.


The independent filmmakers include Sean Baker (The Florida Project), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Battle of the Sexes), Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman), Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and Chloé Zhao (The Rider).

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ethereum is Ahead of the Curve


Ethereum will overtake #Bitcoin as the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) bring privacy, scalability,security, and performance improvements to build the Ethereum Blockchain as the primary solution for Enterprise adoption on a mass scale.
CoinMarketCap estimates Ethereum’s global market cap now exceeds $107.5 billion.

“I just got back from the Bitcoin Miami conference and Ethereum is worth close to a $1,000. When I went to the same conference the year before it was $8 to $12,” said Matthew Gertler, senior analyst at Digital Asset Research to International Business Times two weeks ago according to the report on Ethereum is better than Bitcoin in 2018: ConsenSys, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, ICO ’s and smart contracts - Ethereum News | Blockchain | Bitcoin | Ripple | Litecoin | Cryptocurrencies (https://smartereum.com/ethereum-is-better-than-bitcoin-in-2018-consensys-enterprise-ethereum-alliance-ico-s-and-smart-contracts/)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Song for My Love


A Song for My Love

If wishes were horses
I will ride on with only you
Ride far away to the end of the rainbows
With no one else but only you
Just only you and me
Where unwanted eyes cannot see.

If wishes were kisses
We will honeymoon on a bed of roses
From the sunrise to the sunset
I will serenade you throughout the night
As we lie together under the stars
And pray Almighty God grants our wishes.

I will love you every second
Of every minute of every hour
Of every day of every week
Of every month of every year
I will never stop loving you
As long as I am still breathing.


~ By @Orikinla Osinachi, Editor of "The Language of True Love" and author of "Scarlet Tears of London" , "Diary of the Memory Keeper" and other books available on @Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tower Books, Lulu, @eBay and distributed by other booksellers.
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.
©2018. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Nigeria and Namibia’s Young Artists Called To ‘Give Art Life’ and Enter 2018 L’Atelier Art Competition



PRESS RELEASE

Nigeria and Namibia’s Young Artists Called To ‘Give Art Life’ and Enter 2018 L’Atelier Art Competition

This brings to 12 the number of African countries participating in the competition

LAGOS, Nigeria, February 13, 2018/ -- The L’Atelier art competition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious visual arts competitions on the African continent. It was established in South Africa 33 years ago, but in recent years has been expanded to include a number of other African countries in order to reach more young artists and further the unparalleled opportunities it affords those who participate in the competition. For the first time in its history, this now includes the countries of Nigeria and Namibia.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Only Three Hundred Naira



Evangelical Christian traders selling their wares with loud speakers shouting "Only ₦300!"; calling on the passers by from the nearby Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) Ministries and others by the roadside Sunday market on Olumo Street in Onike, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. They sell
Christian books, CDs and DVDs of the most popular ministers of Pentecostal churches in Nigeria for only three hundred naira each.
Sunday, February 11, 2018. 11:49 AM


Produced and Directed by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima for the " Lagos in Motion " documentary series.

©2018. Screen Naija YouTube. Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. All rights reserved. No copying, duplication or reproduction of the audio, video and text without the authorisation and permission of the copyright owners.

LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers worldwide.


A colourful travelogue on Lagos, called Ìlú Èkó in Yorùbá
The photo book from a new tourist documentary film, "LAGOS in MOTION: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity".


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series With Free Mail or 50% Off Ground Shipping!


Get the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series with free mail or 50% off ground shipping!
Use promo code SHIPIT2018
Expires Feb 12 at 11:59 pm ET
Click here to order from Lulu Books.


The first edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is now a collector's item that collectors are reselling for as much US$120 on Amazon and eBay.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is the only book series on the Nigerian film industry, documenting the history of filmmaking in Nigeria since 1926 with pictures of the first film; first Nigerian actors; first Nigerian Hollywood star, Orlando Martins; the best Nigerian directors; the best international film festivals in Nigeria and the beauty queens of Nollywood and Kannywood.

The third edition with special focus on top Nigerian female filmmakers and the best film locations in Nigeria will be released soon.
Preorders are going on.