[CONFIDENTIEL] Bitcoin and IOTA, YouTube Rewind, Station F, Elon Musk and Boring Company …

by bold-lichterman

Friends readers of FrenchWeb, we prefer to warn you: it is likely that you have already lived this scene. However, our duty of information urges us to bring you the news: bitcoin has broken an umpteenth record, this time surpassing the $ 12,000 mark (10,136 euros) for the first time this Wednesday – notice, we are asking have kindly spared the $ 11,000 level.

The uptrend is undoubtedly encouraged by regulatory decisions favorable to cryptocurrencies. Thus, the North American regulatory authorities last Friday approved the initiative of CME Group and its competitor CBOE, both based in Chicago, to soon launch bitcoin futures contracts. By this decision, the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) therefore allows these players to become the first traditional operators to quote contracts backed by cryptographic currency. The CME will launch the first such futures contract on December 18.

The cryptographic wit of the day is to be attributed to the site CNBC, who ironically remarks that the cumulative capitalization of all cryptocurrencies in circulation, today in the order of $ 370 billion, exceeds that of JPMorgan Chase, whose CEO Jamie Dimon has never been stingy with the stiffest critics on the question. He famously called bitcoin a “scam,” and said the worst, regularly announcing the explosion of the bubble.

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Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase. Credit: Steve Jurvetson. CC BY 2.0.

Among other virtual currencies, the more discreet IOTA also hit its highest, at $ 5, after taking 90% in 24 hours. IOTA is aimed at connected objects and is based on Tangle, a technology different from the blockchain, in particular to carry out transactions between them. IOTA is now the fourth cryptocurrency, after bitcoin, ether, and bitcoin cash, taking the place of ripple (XRP). This surge can be explained in particular by the announcement of a partnership with leading companies, such as Microsoft, Samsung, Cisco, Orange, Fujitsu, etc., thanks to which an API made available will allow industry players to access an IoT data marketplace and promote the development of dedicated applications.

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In this end-of-year season, it’s time for various and varied reviews and tops. YouTube has released its Rewind, the top most viewed videos on the platform.

In France, the top 10 excluding music is made up of many humorous and parody videos. We find in particular vloggers that we no longer present, like Norman and Cyprien. The most viewed video is Squeezie’s Overwatch Battle.

  2. What is yellow and what awaits? – Matique Twins
  6. WE CALL PEOPLE AT RANDOM IN OUR TELEPHONES # 2 – McFly & Carlito feat. Natoo
  8. 2017 election of delegates – Lolywood
  9. Ikea sellers – Palmashow
  10. Yoga – Natoo

On the music side, the prize for the most viewed clip in France goes to Lartiste, with the song Chocolat (which the author of these lines does not know), followed by Despacito de Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee (which the author of these lines would have liked never to know). Ed Sheeran won a beautiful bronze medal with Shape of You (which the author of these lines will now have in his head until bedtime).

  1. Chocolate – Lartiste feat. Awa Imani
  2. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy yankee
  3. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  4. Networks – Niska
  5. The Handcuffs (Tching Tchang Tchong) – The Algérino
  6. Tchoin – Kaaris
  7. Rolled – Soprano
  8. Nobody cares – Sofiane
  9. My pretty – JuL
  10. Swalla – Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ ign

For world perimeter views, the most popular videos are more diverse, as you will see below. The most popular video this year comes from The Mask Singer 2 channel, where we see a Thai singer, in what looks like a talent competition, performing his performance decked out in an oyster costume , to 182 million views. (the author of these lines will not comment further on this last point). The video that closes the ban is the hilarious interruption by his own children of a direct geopolitical contributor on the BBC News (which the author of these lines decided to arbitrarily embed here because it is sublime). This top 10 has accumulated 633 million views.

  1. As Long As We Will Become The Dust – Oyster Masked – THE MASK SINGER 2
  2. ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You – Kyle Hanagami Choreography
  3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 – Dude Perfect
  4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
  5. Carpool Karaoke – Ed Sheeran
  6. Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show – NFL
  7. “INAUGURATION DAY” – A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
  8. history of the entire world, i guess – bill wurtz
  9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
  10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

For music, the most viewed music video in the world is Despacito by Luis Fonsi, with 4.4 billion views. (The author of these lines is now sobs in the Lateral Safety Position against an editorial radiator).

  1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy yankee
  2. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  3. Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William
  4. Felices los 4 – Maluma
  5. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
  6. Ahora Dice – Chris Jeday ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
  7. Nicky jam – El Amante
  8. Swalla – Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ ign
  9. I’m the one – DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  10. SUBEME THE RADIO – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

You can find the # YouTubeRewind2017 event video here.

URSAFF, INPI… Acronyms and initials are coming in force at Station F. From now on, entrepreneurs will be able to interact directly with employees from the French administration. Around thirty public service agents will occupy a dedicated space to meet and support entrepreneurs in their administrative procedures.

At the time of writing, 11 organizations are already offering their services to entrepreneurs. All you have to do is go to the French Tech Central website to reserve a time slot. Soon, the Prefecture of Police, the CNIL and the ACPR will have a contact person at Station F.

Next to this offer, “a program for the design and experimentation of new services for start-ups by the public services presentWill be implemented. Entrepreneurs will therefore participate in the development of other types of collaboration with the French administration.

With tweets, videos and now cards, Elon Musk reveals the extent of his projects for The Boring Company. Founded at the end of 2016, this company aims to dig tunnels under large cities to speed up travel at rush hour and thus eliminate traffic jams. After showing for the first time at the end of October the progress of the experimental tunnel dug under Los Angeles between the station and the airport, Elon Musk has just unveiled on the site of his “Boring Company” a map of the various axes which could one day be used by the Hyperloop, which could reach speeds of around 1,200 km / h. In the meantime, the project plans to transport the cars using large electric skids that could reach speeds of up to 241 km / h.

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Credits: The Boring Company.

On the map, the red line shows Phase 1, which includes the construction of a 10-kilometer stretch through Los Angeles and Culver City. The blue line shows potential phase 2 with possibilities for expansion. However, this is not the final route. This second phase would be developed in cooperation with the city of Los Angeles, the county of Los Angeles, the metropolitan area and the public authorities. It remains to be seen when this giant metro will be put into service …