Blockchain-Based Arm of Live Planet Acquires Former 20th Century Fox CTO

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Decentralized Media Solutions has hired Hanno Basse, a tech-in-media expert who will work on the organization’s blockchain-based video platform.

The former chief technology officer at 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, Hanno Basse, has joined Live Planet as the president of its Decentralized Media Solutions division, according to a press release on June 11.

According to the report, Basse is expected to work on the division’s blockchain-based video infrastructure platform, the VideoCoin Network, as well as its virtual reality (VR) streaming and publishing services.

Basse has contributed to a number of tech innovations that are now standard in modern media, such as HD, 3D, 4K-UHD Blu-ray Disc format, High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology for consumers and on-demand services, per the report.

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