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ANY YOUTUBE VIDEOS CLAIMING TO OFFER THEM ARESCAMS IF U HAVE any other emulator pls link it in the comments <3 Tip #16 Romsmania CoolRoms etc. are NOT SAFE if you have any other tips share it =)
Canadian exchanges have seen massive progress - in at least a couple of exchanges.
We’ve seen the collapse of Einstein which took millions of dollars more from Canadians. And we saw the OSC crackdown on the inflated trading volume on CoinSquare.
Blockchain provides the full ability for exchanges to prove asset backing, yet we continue to have to guess which platforms are backed. In an effort to help Canadians find the exchanges which are most transparent, we divide platforms into 5 categories:
Dead Platform/Incidents - For fun, and to help illustrate the risks, reviews of past platforms that collapsed or lost funds in Canada. No disrespect to the real losses of Canadians who worked hard for their money.
No Verification Found - A platform that doesn’t appear to give any indication of any auditing or internal controls. You may want to avoid these platforms, but sometimes these are just because this information is not available easily.
Apparent Verification - I was able to dig and locate some sort of claim or indication that they were being audited. Of course, most of these don’t mention who specifically is performing the audit, what is actually being checked, and/or anything about the verification process. In one case, this verification is severely out of date.
Full Backing Report - In order to meet these criteria, the platform has to have undergone a process where full backing of customer assets was verified by a third party within the past year. A report needs to be published including the verification process and that the third party has verified full backing (or what level of backing). While these are pretty compelling, it doesn’t stop a dishonest platform from excluding customers, tricking the audit process, or colluding with the third party in various ways.
Proof of Reserve - This is a cryptographic process that includes public wallet addresses, signing of transactions, and a public hash list or Merkle tree to allow customers to validate inclusion. Together, these three criteria demonstrate that funds exist on the blockchain, are spendable by the exchange, and fully back crypto assets of all customers who check. Combined with a financial audit, it’s the best we can get. While many misuse the term, no Canadian exchange has ever fully proven reserves.
If Proof of Reserve or another form of verification was standard on all exchanges, people like Gerald Cotten and Dave Smilie wouldn’t have been able to pull off massive fraud, and cases such as Einstein would have been known long before it resulted in insolvency. Supporting exchanges that don’t provide public validation or transparency is supporting fraud. Even if the platform is 100% honest, they are setting a dangerous standard that enables other fraudsters to hide in plain sight.
FlexCoin - As “the world's first bitcoin bank” that’s “not a true bank”, FlexCoin provides “a central location for all of your bitcoins”. “Bitcoins deposited with flexcoin will be stored on [thei]r secure servers” so you can “send bitcoins to non-technical individual[s] via e-mail”. Unlike blockchain, “flexcoin to flexcoin transfers are free”. MapleChange - “[S]wift, reliable and to-the-point!” “One of [their] primary concerns is security for [their] customers'' which is why “keys are cryptographically encrypted”. More Canadian than anyone! Excuse me while we hold the door open to our crypto! "[W]ithdraws(sic) are next to instantaneous", "rel[ying] solely on the aspect of swiftness"! Canadian Bitcoins - Funds stored for convenience in a professional Rogers data center, which has the highest level of courtesy and customer service - always going above and beyond to provide expedient service whenever a request comes in! CoinTradeNewNote - A “meticulously engineered Bitcoin Exchange” “focused on security and tak[ing] these risks seriously”. “[Y]ou don’t have to worry”, they have “90+% cold storage” and their “cold storage is fully insured by Xapo”. Plus, as “a registered Canadian corporation” they “leverage the good guys to fight the bad guys”. Einstein - You can get “your money deposited and withdrawn faster than any other exchange”. As one customer said "With so many hacks and exit scams, it gives me confidence knowing Einstein is backed by hard-working people just like me." Just check the user experience on their subreddit from their "220,000+ satisfied customers". EZ-BTC - As the world’s “most user-friendly and bespoke crypto currency management platform”, they have “strong security”. “All your coins are kept in cold storage. They’re safe.”. The presence of physical ATMs was one of the strategies to build customer confidence for their promised 9% annual return on stored funds. QuadrigaCX - Operating since 2013, with “vast cryptocurrency reserves” right up to the end. "Bitcoins that are funded in QuadrigaCX are stored in cold storage, using some of the most secure cryptographic procedures possible." Even today some of the funds remain 100% secure in their cold storage! If there are any others I missed, let me know!
No Verification Found
BitVo - Whether “Canada's premier cryptocurrency exchange” or merely “on a mission to become Canada’s premier cryptocurrency exchange”, we have to praise BitVo’s security for including “multiple signatures of a select group of trusted individuals” which are “not connected to the exchange platform or a network”. It is unfortunate that such common sense concepts are “proprietary” instead of the standard on all Canadian platforms. While assuring that they operate “on a full-reserve basis” and talking about “transparency”, the proof is lacking and nothing indicates it to have been verified externally or even internally. The withdrawal-based fee structure incentivizes users to keep funds “safe and secure” on the platform - which is “owned and operated by banking and security experts”. The “banking” side shows for sure in these hidden fine-print fees, which go well with transparency. CoinField - Apparently no longer the "most secure trading platform in Canada" but now instead the “Best Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Exchange In Canada” - based in Estonia and no longer having a Canadian office. They’re “fully regulated” in 193+ countries, except for the period between October 2019 and June 2020, when they weren’t even registered as an MSB. They offer a huge range of trading pairs except for the ones you need, with high liquidity except for the pairs that don’t have any, and you can withdraw and trade all of your funds as long as you leave a small amount behind at every stage. CoinSmart - Not sure what "[i]ndustry leading cold storage" is, but luckily it’s “bank level”. No mention of multi-sig. They’re so "accountable to [their] clients, community and to each other" and "committed to being open and honest" that they don’t include any audit. Deposits are easy and withdrawals are fun - like a video game. Advance through each stage to prove your willpower, complete with warnings, SMS verification that doesn’t display errors (but luckily you can change the number to anything at all without further verification), and even an elaborate high-resolution selfie requirement you have to email in. If you can’t complete or don’t feel comfortable sending info via email, your money is held hostage - no big deal at all really. Coinut - As "the most secure cryptocurrency exchange", they provide “a comprehensive cryptocurrency exchange platform for trading cryptocurrencies”. (Not to be confused with a cryptocurrency exchange platform for trading coconuts.) They’ve been “running securely for about three years” “by storing cryptocurrencies offline” in a single “offline computer”. In addition to not using multi-sig and "not us[ing] USB drives, as the online computer may be infected with virus", they also don’t appear to use audits or any form of public verification. NDAX - “Canada’s most secure trading platform” to "set the standard for the Canadian cryptocurrency industry". While NDax promotes “segregated accounts” and “95-98% of user funds in an offline, multi-signature wallet”, there’s nothing to indicate backing of assets on the platform. While apparently partnered with a Canadian bank, the bank is not revealed. No audit found but at least there’s a full-page risk disclosure and disclaimer. You can sleep peacefully knowing that they’re legally protected, even “for losses suffer(sic) to you as a result of any defaults of by(sic) insolvency of other Users.” What does that even mean? Apparently, even with their industry-record withdrawal fees, they couldn’t afford a legal team with proper grammar. Newton - Newton was one of the first to announce third party custody. You should give your funds to Newton, because they’ll give them to Balance, and they’ll do this for free! And “[m]ultinational companies trust” Balance. According to the Balance terms, “the digital assets you purchase via the Platform are not protected by any government or other insurance”. "Prospective clients...will hold the entire liability associated with purchasing a Digital Asset Cache™️ and using [Balance] services, potentially including partial or total loss of capital." "Balance does not represent or guarantee that the Balance Platform will be free from loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion, and Balance disclaims any liability relating thereto." "No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result [they] cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to [them]." "You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Account." If someone else should “[w]ithdraw the digital assets in your DAC to [thei]r external digital wallets as soon as within the same business day.” "Balance shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized or other improper use of your Account." The security of Balance custodianship comes down to (a) proprietary “HSMs” tested by their team of experts are more secure than hardware wallets tested by thousands of teams of experts around the globe, (b) a standardized and documented system of physical security in facilities accessible to a select number of people is superior to a combination of unique physical security, exclusive signing procedure, and complete locational secrecy that could be employed separately by multiple reasonably competent individuals, and (c) placing your trust in the team of Newton, the team of Balance, and the security of a website is more secure than simply trusting a single team to manage the private keys in an offline multi-sig fashion. While Balance has an extensive page on security and internal controls, I was unable to locate any audit nor verification that the assets on Newton or custodian Balance are actually fully backed against deposits. From the demo page, we can see that Newton has visibility to see their balances on Balance, so at least Dustin and the team can check diligently and make sure they aren’t taken. Why not give some of that visibility to your customers? Why has Newton, which has been a leader in so many other areas (“commission-free”, working to get the best rates, etc…) not been a leader in putting together any level of public visibility to the backing of customer funds on their platform?
CoinBerry - CoinBerry uses the best practice of offline multi-sig for the storage of all customer funds, a set-up that, to date, has a breach-less record historically. Assuming the private keys are properly managed by separate trained people, CoinBerry client funds are thus stored in what’s essentially a giant cold storage wallet, with all withdrawals handled and verified by multiple people before being approved. However, this model is still subject to the platform being tricked into releasing funds as may have happened in August 2020. What they haven't done is transparently admitted and explained how the breach occurred, which can be an opportunity to highlight security improvements and help other platforms avoid similar issues. Instead, they've recently purchased insurance to cover future incidents. It's hard to judge from a few excerpts of what’s likely a multi-page (or even a multi-chapter) policy, but it would be the first time that insurance has ever paid out in the history of cryptocurrency. A multi-platform insurance strategy could be cheaper, more comprehensive, and more likely to pay out than third party insurance. CoinBerry is “trusted by Canadian Municipalities”, a deal that enabled “the first payment of property taxes with Bitcoin in Canadian History”. They reportedly also “undergo annual 3rd party financial statement audits”. From records, these appear to be conducted by the firm MNP which is an accounting firm. CoinBerry has not, however, publicly declared themselves to be “fully-backed”, nor have they published any verification on the backing level of funds on the platform. Rather the audits are “secret”. This is concerning given the large referral bonuses paid out by the platform to new customers (including a popular $25 referral bonus for purchasing $50 of bitcoin), multiple issues with withdrawal delays, including one affecting hundreds of customers earlier this year, and the slow increase to their “fair pricing and industry-leading low fees.” Fees have gone from 0.5% to 1%, to a tiny sentence about “adding a margin, or spread, of between 0% and 2% to the rate offered by [thei]r liquidity sources”. Luckily, they “don’t hide fees across your trading experience.” In case you should sign up and find that (up to 2%) rate to be too high, “[a]ccounts requesting a withdrawal of Fiat or Crypto currency in original form, without conducting a trade will be...charged an account maintenance fee calculated as the larger of $25 or 5% of the total amount requested.” You will also need to pay additional “mining fees for crypto withdrawals”, which significantly exceed typical transaction costs and are only mentioned in the fine print of their fees page. CoinBerry has publicly expressed agreement that you should not store funds on cryptocurrency exchanges including their own. Neither their insurance nor world-class security will do anything whatsoever if their platform goes insolvent. CoinSquare - CoinSquare has had a rough year, most notably with being publicly declared as having inflated trading volume and having to pay multi-million dollar fines. As usual, the Reddit community was already on top of this and apparently, some staff at the company were even open about it. Ironically, one could argue that their dishonest practice did more to stand up to Quadriga than regulators ever did, may have saved thousands of Canadians from losing their funds, and may even have been a key factor in bringing Quadriga down. It remains to be seen what will become of the shell of one of Canada's oldest exchanges. It would be the ultimate in poetic irony if the actions of the OSC to protect CoinSquare investors ultimately destroyed the full value of their investment. If that plays out, I'm sure they will heap praise on the OSC for so publicly and fragrantly shaming CoinSquare for a practice which was similarly employed on other exchanges globally and which they'd already voluntarily ceased months prior to the conclusion of the 6-figure investigation and 7-figure fines. That said, CoinSquare already had a lack of visibility into their security practices, which they describe as “100% proprietary”. This would imply the team at CoinSquare is smarter than established security standards by experts all around the world at protecting your funds, contradicting previously reported incidents. They describe “SSL and 2FA”, which are more or less standard features of all exchanges. A “95% cold storage” policy is low compared to many other platforms, and it doesn’t appear to be mentioned whether multi-sig is being employed or not. And of course, their apparent regular audits are not public (allegedly by “a national accounting firm whose identity is protected under an NDA"). They’ve routinely described themselves as solvent rather than fully backed. Kraken - A kraken is “an enormous mythical sea monster”, and likewise Kraken, the exchange, is enormous, the largest and oldest exchange platform in North America. Kraken recently achieved the momentous accomplishment of becoming the first cryptocurrency exchange to be a regulated bank by completing a charter in the state of Wyoming. Kraken calls itself the “most trusted cryptocurrency exchange” and apparently “provides world class financial stability by maintaining full reserves, healthy banking relationships and the highest standards of legal compliance”. While many individual Kraken customers have been hacked, the platform overall never has, which is an impressive record. Similarities abound further. According to legend, kraken exist off the coast of Norway. According to alleged court papers, Kraken operated illegally in the state of New York. Should you encounter a kraken, you may be best to leave silently. If you should work at the counter for Kraken, you may be legally silenced. One of the former employees for Kraken alleges wrongful dismissal and that the bank accounts of Kraken are actually running millions of dollars short of where they should have been. But don't worry - Kraken’s website features a Proof of Reserve page, stating that “[o]ver the past several weeks, Kraken has successfully developed and completed an industry-leading, independent, cryptographically-verified audit.” But the page was written in 2014 and among the long list of limitations, the process does not enable any validation on the blockchain. Kraken hasn't done any validation or publishing of reserves in 6 years and counting. NetCoins - Once upon a time, the cofounder of CoinTrader (sound familiar?) decided to found a new exchange - “Canada’s easiest, most trusted way to buy and sell crypto”. As they say on the FAQ, “[t]rading cryptocurrency is completely safe”. Having your own wallet is “entirely up to you! You can certainly keep cryptocurrency, or fiat, or both, on the app.” “Get verified in minutes!” While comforting to know that parent corporation BIGG Digital Assets is audited by Manning Elliott LLP and they have “[r]eal human beings you can get in touch with easily”, this doesn't make up for no visibility whatsoever into how funds are stored or what portions are backed.
Full Backing Report
There are only two exchanges in Canada meeting these criteria. BitBuy - BitBuy has operated since 2016, and was the very first to get a “Proof of Reserve and Security Audit Report” from third party CipherBlade. Since that time, they’ve also established themselves as the first company to get two separate third party validations, with the second one from Blockchain Intelligence Group. The platform’s initial operation as a non-custodial “Express Trade” model lends additional credibility. Therefore, with now two independent third party reports, BitBuy maintains the title as the most transparent exchange in Canada. However, “Bitbuy has moved its existing bitcoin holdings over to Knox”. You now have to trust both teams and platforms for the security of your funds. This is described by them as an “industry leading push for best practices”. Insurance is of course “subject to the full policy terms, conditions and exclusions”. And “Bitbuy will be Knox’s first platform partner”. Knox has never done this before for any other platform. Their security model is “a mouthful for most”, but let’s break down their pitch. They have “air-gapped specialized hardware”. So is a standard typical hardware wallet. It’s running “custom policy logic”, which could be a good or a bad thing depending on the logic. Their logic has probably been vetted by a single team of experts, which is a standard shy of most hardware wallet protocols vetted by thousands of experts globally. They use a “dual-control operational model”, which if you look up dual-control, it actually refers to the fact that the functionality of the module is simultaneously performing actions and being monitored”. It allows one to “experiment with the system so as to learn about its behavior and control it better in the future” which you can decide for yourself if that’s a good thing to have or not in the hardware that controls withdrawals of an active exchange platform. There is “offline transaction processing”, which again is a standard feature of a hardware wallet. “Geographically distinct facilities” is a good idea, though easily achieved by not storing all the private keys in the same place. Saying that the facilities “communicate in a closed network” is an interesting concept. How can you know that a network is closed? If the facilities are close together, they can be breached together. If far apart, someone can get in the middle. The network is no longer closed the moment any part of it is breached. I can go on and on and break down every one of their systems if I have to, but instead, I’ll quote their own security advice about “minimizing the attack surface of the entire key lifecycle”. The minimum attack surface for a private key is having an individual generate it secretly and securely using a process which is vetted by hundreds of security experts around the world, and not relying on a third party to have to control anything to do with that key. This is already available from most standard hardware wallets, with experts debating whether other advanced experts can find a way to extract the key with access to extremely sophisticated equipment and physical access to the hardware. The best and most efficient way to mitigate a weak or corruptible party is through multi-sig where all parties have to sign the transaction. Adding intermediary custodians instead means funds are lost when any one of them is breached, and when using the same in-house hardware as Knox does, any vulnerability on that hardware or supply chain can compromise multiple wallets at once. Now, insurance. The policy isn’t public on its website. It gives high-level features only. What’s astounding is that “collusion” is considered a break-through, which says a lot about the state of third party insurance in the space. I requested an example policy from their team. Their response was that it was “proprietary” and that they only “go over it with serious buyers”. In other words, no one has visibility to the actual policy details of what’s really covered outside of BitBuy or Knox, and neither party has any incentive to present that information objectively. For now, until someone cares to prove me wrong, I’ll quote their own website, “[m]ost policies covering Bitcoin theft and loss fall short and provide a false sense of security”. One of the issues with the BitBuy validation is that it offers no visibility whatsoever for customers to know if their balances were included in any of their third-party validations. As such, BitBuy could have excluded any number of customers and passed both verifications with flying colours. That's why it isn’t a full Proof of Reserve. Also, they stopped talking to me again. But I still believe that BitBuy is one of the least worst platforms, now with reserves verified by two separate third parties. ShakePay - Firstly, congratulations. The formerly trustless raccoon has now got a third party validation - a key step forward. The ShakePay platform is incredibly good at marketing, with the most powerful “Shaking Sats” program to literally get thousands of Canadians to think about buying more cryptocurrency every single day, or at least to pay homage to their great raccoon mascot. More recently, ShakePay completed a security assessment provided by CipherTrace, and added further insurance. CipherTrace found that reserves appeared to be fully backed including extensive analysis of the transactions and provided data. ShakePay could be upfront that they charge a market spread or list the buy and sell prices. Instead, they promote the service as “no fees” and list only one price for bitcoin or ethereum, the only coins they sell. To find the model you have to click through to a separate page. The spread and pricing information is only ever available from within a registered account. ShakePay does not offer any additional trading functionality or coins. ShakePay states that the “majority of all digital currencies are stored securely offline”. The CipherBlade report found this ratio was at “93% of Bitcoin and 91% of Ethereum” in cold storage at the time of the report, though it “var[ies] periodically to some degree throughout the day”. The report refers to a “multi-signature wallet interface”, which they later call a “service to access its sending and receiving multi-signature wallets”, which apparently also “does not have control over cryptocurrency in the hot wallets”. This part doesn’t exactly make sense, as one would most likely consider “access” to a “sending” function as “control”. Apparently, this “not mentioned” service is “without any known security risks” and there are also “redundancy measures” in place as well. Whatever that means in the context of irreversible transactions is a mystery. However, the majority of funds are no longer stored with ShakePay but have now been given to an undisclosed “trust company registered under the NYDFS”. The “variety of security protocols” in place here include “address whitelisting”, the only policy they are willing to disclose publicly “for security reasons”. While ShakePay won’t identify the third party, “CipherBlade can confidently conclude that Shakepay controls these cold wallets” even though “they are controlled by [the] cold storage provider” and “the cold storage provider ultimately holds the private keys”. ShakePay does receive “an account statement” “which includes applicable wallet addresses and balances held” and “[d]ata found on the blockchain was also in line with information found on these statements.” It will be interesting to see in one of many “quite unlikely” events what “the cold storage provider’s policy and Shakepay’s own policy” would cover, given that the details of both policies are completely secret. Luckily, “[t]he vast majority of Shakepay customers who purchase cryptocurrency on the Shakepay platform withdraw it promptly thereafter.” It’s important to note that this report is not a Proof nor an Audit (as originally named). “The reviewer is not a professional accountant, and CipherBlade has not performed a professional financial audit or an audit of internal controls and expresses no assurance on the accounting records of Shakepay.” ShakePay was happy to remove “audit” but they still continue to insist on calling this a “proof”, when it’s not. They claim “Proof of Reserves can have a variety of setups” and they cited Nic Carter’s blog post, which also listed all the criteria for the proof, which they did not meet. In discussion with Nic (who is amazingly open to chat), he’s agreed “what they are doing is not a full PoR” and he “didn’t believe it would be a widely consulted thing - [he] was mostly doing it to encourage custodians to take PoR seriously”. The point of a “proof” and why it’s called a “proof” is because it leaves no doubt. A Proof of Reserve needs to prove the reserves - that funds exist on the blockchain, are spendable by the platform, and fully back the assets of any customer who bothers to check. ShakePay’s does not.
Proof of Reserves
Presently all platforms in Canada have refused to provide visibility to the public blockchain entries backing funds on their platform. They have refused to sign a proof of spendability for any funds they control. All claims and verifications have been against customer lists provided by the platform with no ability for any customers to validate they were included. This is a recipe for more Gerald Cottens and Dave Smillies. I understand Proof of Reserve is not practical for all platforms. I was able to come up with an alternative that doesn’t require public blockchain visibility, could be implemented today using reputable third parties, and effectively validates all customers are included.
How We Could Have Safe Exchange Platforms In Canada
The first and largest issue has always been a lack of transparency. Far more funds have been lost to fraudulent platforms and wallet services than hacks. Honest platforms need to be giving greater visibility and certainty to their customers to make fraud obvious. Secondly, no platform employing offline storage and multi-sig has ever been breached. We need to agree on the basic standards of what it takes to keep assets secure and create an environment where best practices are shared instead of hidden between platforms. And thirdly, third party insurance incentivizes high fees, it limits coverage, and it does everything possible to avoid a payout. We need an organized insurance strategy that is run by platform operators and overseen with the full protection of Canadians in mind. What’s possible is exciting, but not guaranteed. There are a lot of irreversibly horrible futures which are even more likely if we merely sit back and watch.
In this episode of Memecoin weekly we will discuss two memecoins that are based around cats. As you all know, cats have been ruling the internet for quite some time. Ethan Zuckerman created in 2008 a theory called ' the cute cat theory of digital activism'. this theory states that people don't want to use the internet for activism but rather watch adult content or pictures of cats (you can read the whole theory here). Now, let's start with a cat that ruled the internet almost a decade ago, Nyancat. The logo of Nyancoin, the first offically licensed cryptocurrency.
All time high: $0.014802 (Feb 17, 2014) - Marketcap: $3.349.080 USD
Circulating and total supply: 322.805.606 NYAN/337.000.000 NYAN
Who is Nyancat? 'Nyancat is a Russian Blue cat that has a cherry poptart for a body, and is depicted traveling through space, whilst trailing a rainbow from behind and singing "nya nya nya!" cheerfully.' In the case of Nyancoin, the body exists out of a Super Mario Bros gold coin. Nyancat became an internet phenomenon with a gif created by prguitarman, a YouTuber named Saraj00n paired it with Momo's "Nya Nya Nya!" song, see the original video here. There's a website to see how long you could stand the song, and even create your own Nyancat. What is Nyancoin? Nyancoin software is based on Litecoin, using Proof-of-Work the original consensus algorithm in a Blockchain network. The coin got announced in january 6th, 2014 on Bitcointalk, gathering more than 1600 comments in just over a month. The project got abandoned quickly, with the reborn website stating: 'Unfortunately, the original developers mysteriously disappeared a couple of months later, without any reason or explanation. It's rumoured that they turned into Doges. Or something.' And: 'The original Nyancoin website and other services ceased working shortly after that - however all was not lost, since enough people kept the software running and continued to mine the coin.' Where are they today? The network is still running according to their Subreddit and website with 17 Network Connections running today, but there's few people left who actively participate in the community. The rebooted website is also still online, so if you want to start mining Nyancoin check it out. There's currently no exchange that lists the coin. Now let's continue with a very famous cat in Japan, Monā. Monacoin, the Japanese equivalent of Dogecoin.
All time high: $20,23 USD (Dec 06, 2017) - Marketcap: $927.631.253 USD
Circulating and total supply: 65.729.675 MONA/ not available.
Who is Mona? Monā (モナー) is a popular cat-like character that is often summoned in the form of Shift JIS art, a superset of ASCII character intended for Japanese usage, most notably on the text board community 2channel. - KnowYourMeme. Monā derives its name from its frequent tagline, omae mo na (お前もな, I know you are, but what am I?). Monā showed up in Nightmare City and its followup Nightmare City Catastrophe, which are short animations. _________ /\__/\ /（ ´∀｀）＜ オマエモナー（ ） ＼＿＿＿＿＿ ｜ ｜ |（＿_)＿）the originalMonāShift JIS art. What is Monacoin? Monacoin is the Japanese equivalent of Dogecoin, which is also a fork of Litecoin. The coin is a pure cryptocurrency meant to be used strictly as digital cash. It launched January 1, 2014, alongside a Bitcoin Forum post. The pseudonym “Mr. Watanabe” is claimed with the creation of Monacoin, which appears to be an homage to Satoshi Nakamoto. Watanabe is one of the most common Japanese surnames. Where are they today? MonaCoin is accepted as payment by several stores, both online and physical, on sites like Monappy and Bitcoinmall. MonaCoin has been approved by Japan's Financial Services Agency and has been added to several exchanges. The team behind the coin is quite mysterious, but there's still updates on their GitHub page. Their website is still online, and their subreddit is still active although there's not a lot of engagement with the posts there. At this day, there is a daily volume of $2.411.534 USD, so the coin is still traded quite a lot. The coin's current rank is #99 at Coingecko, and 101 on Coinmarketcap. I hope you guys liked the new episode of Memecoin weekly! It was quite hard to find information about these coins, so I hope i explained everything correct.
Happy upgrade day everyone! Now, as the drama is the past, and we have the best team of developers focusing on moving Bitcoin forward, I would like to bring up the topic that has first being brought up exactly 10 years ago on bitcointalk. That is, adding DNS capabilities to Bitcoin. The thread is in many ways wonderful and I recommend it as a reading if anyone missed it.
The (tl;dr) story
The decentralized dns was a dream long before Bitcoin was alive, and the problem was well formulated as u/zooko's triangle. I would dare say decentralized dns was as much desired as decentralized currency. It just so happened bitcoin came first. So people began discussing how to utilize bitcoin to bring decentralized dns to life. There were different proposals like integrate it into bitcoin, or make it a separate blockchain. The discussion was hot, but then Satoshi came in and expressed his opinion that separate blockchain under the same cpu power was the way to go. The Namecoin was born a bit later as a separate chain to be merged mined with Bitcoin. Fun fact, this thread was one the last places where satoshi participated in discussions before leaving the forum. Satoshi's proposal was extremely clever tech-wise, but it didn't turn well for Namecoin as it was basically forgotten, despite it's a coin with total hash rate that exceeded Bitcoin Core's during btc/bch oscillations. It may very well be the time has yet to come for Namecoin. One thing is for sure – if dns was integrated into bitcoin, the progress in that scene would have been much greater to this day. For example, the coin addresses would have been a thing of the past the same way ip addresses are. And all that today. And I would dare suppose many browsers and linux distros would have this system integrated. It's easy to see this from today's perspective, but it was impossible ten years ago. What's following is a little insight around what's going on with namecoin today, my speculations about the foreseeable future and my proposal for the present.
Namecoin and Tor Browser
For the past several years enormous work has been done by u/biolizard89 and the team in terms of integrating namecoin name resolutions into a browser. This is all being done in the context of Tor Browser, because that's where decentralized domains are needed the most nowadays. Today, Namecoin name resolutions is an opt-in feature in nightly Tor Browser on gnu/linux builds. You can watch Jeremy Rand's talk to get the more detailed picture about the progress and design principles of that integration. I will just provide a high-level overview below. This whole integration is basically an electrum wallet built into a browser, capable of resolving names through nmc-enabled electrumx servers. The client/server communication is tunneled through tor. The key thing here is that Jeremy made a fantastic work stripping everything fatty from electrum to achieve very browser friendly ~3mb binary.
That being said, we are nearing the time namecoin is resurrected from ashes of coinmarketcap ratings. It's hard to time the events, but that will happen for sure. From there on the adoption will explode. In two-three years we will have ToFirefox/Brave to name a few browsers that will embrace decentralized dns. The question is, will other coins embrace Namecoin, or will they integrate it into their chains? The temptation would be too high for many projects to integrate it. For example, zcash may include name registrations much faster than namecoin will enable private transactions, thus zcash based dns will provide more value as the dns system for Tor. Despite it's possible to have several tld's in a single chain, namecoin will more likely be focused on a single one, which is dot bit. Other coins will provide their own tld's, forming a fully parallel and independent (and even more decentralized) dns layer with many tlds, each providing benefits based on underlying blockchain value. For example, zcash-based tld will allow for fully anonymous domains etc.
I propose to the Bitcoin community to reevaluate the decision made 10 years ago about not integrating the dns system into blockchain. The whole dns 'layer' is 3 new opcodes – name_new, name_firstupdate, and name_update and a little bit of code to glue that. The solution is truly battle tested, and if the community believes in idea that bitcoin must take and integrate all the best from the industry to compete and win, name registration is the well baked stuff. By integrating the dns in our blockchain we may provide additional value and fix several mistakes. First, name registration in our TLD may be much more expensive, making it harder to namesquat the TLD. As Julian Assange pointed out in a famous interview from 2011:
JA OK, so, once you have a system of currency that is easy to use like that, then you can start to use it for things that you want to be scarce. What is the example of some things that we want to be scarce? Well, domain names. Names. We want names to be scarce. We want short names to be scarce, otherwise if they are not scarce, if it doesn’t take work to get them, as soon as you have a nice naming system, some arsehole is going to come along and register every short name themselves.
The short name scarcity was hard to implement ten years ago, it’s darn easy when underling currency is valuable. The .bch TLD may provide access to short names, while .bit may work well for general audience. Second, we may have non-expiring names to solve financial and social id’s. That alone will solve a huge wallet usability problem in a nicest way possible. I am fully aware of u/JonathanSilverbloodCashAccounts, but they rely heavily on 3rd parties to provide indexing, while op_code based names can be resolved and verified using SPV, which is proven, robust and long term solution. Besides improving wallet UX, such naming system will greatly benefit maturing Memo protocol, where users will be able to have unique names. The P2P ecash combined with decentralized naming system is the powerful mixture, if you think a bit! edits:
corrected the JonathanSilverblood as the author of CashAccounts. Originally mentioned u/jonald_fyookball
Why Osana takes so long? (Programmer's point of view on current situation)
I decided to write a comment about «Why Osana takes so long?» somewhere and what can be done to shorten this time. It turned into a long essay. Here's TL;DR of it:
The cost of never paying down this technical debt is clear; eventually the cost to deliver functionality will become so slow that it is easy for a well-designed competitive software product to overtake the badly-designed software in terms of features. In my experience, badly designed software can also lead to a more stressed engineering workforce, in turn leading higher staff churn (which in turn affects costs and productivity when delivering features). Additionally, due to the complexity in a given codebase, the ability to accurately estimate work will also disappear. Junade Ali, Mastering PHP Design Patterns (2016)
Longer version: I am not sure if people here wanted an explanation from a real developer who works with C and with relatively large projects, but I am going to do it nonetheless. I am not much interested in Yandere Simulator nor in this genre in general, but this particular development has a lot to learn from for any fellow programmers and software engineers to ensure that they'll never end up in Alex's situation, especially considering that he is definitely not the first one to got himself knee-deep in the development hell (do you remember Star Citizen?) and he is definitely not the last one. On the one hand, people see that Alex works incredibly slowly, equivalent of, like, one hour per day, comparing it with, say, Papers, Please, the game that was developed in nine months from start to finish by one guy. On the other hand, Alex himself most likely thinks that he works until complete exhaustion each day. In fact, I highly suspect that both those sentences are correct! Because of the mistakes made during early development stages, which are highly unlikely to be fixed due to the pressure put on the developer right now and due to his overall approach to coding, cost to add any relatively large feature (e.g. Osana) can be pretty much comparable to the cost of creating a fan game from start to finish. Trust me, I've seen his leaked source code (don't tell anybody about that) and I know what I am talking about. The largest problem in Yandere Simulator right now is its super slow development. So, without further ado, let's talk about how «implementing the low hanging fruit» crippled the development and, more importantly, what would have been an ideal course of action from my point of view to get out. I'll try to explain things in the easiest terms possible.
else if's and lack any sort of refactoring in general
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This is why refactoring — activity of rewriting your old code so it does the same thing, but does it quicker, in a more generic way, in less lines or simpler — is so powerful. In my experience, you can only keep one module/class/whatever in your brain if it does not exceed ~1000 lines, maybe ~1500. Splitting 17000-line-long class into smaller classes probably won't improve performance at all, but it will make working with parts of this class way easier. Is it too late now to start refactoring? Of course NO: better late than never.
If you think that you wrote this code, so you'll always easily remember it, I have some bad news for you: you won't. In my experience, one week and that's it. That's why comments are so crucial. It is not necessary to put a ton of comments everywhere, but just a general idea will help you out in the future. Even if you think that It Just Works™ and you'll never ever need to fix it. Time spent to write and debug one line of code almost always exceeds time to write one comment in large-scale projects. Moreover, the best code is the code that is self-evident. In the example above, what the hell does (float) 6 mean? Why not wrap it around into the constant with a good, self-descriptive name? Again, it won't affect performance, since C# compiler is smart enough to silently remove this constant from the real code and place its value into the method invocation directly. Such constants are here for you. I rewrote my code above a little bit to illustrate this. With those comments, you don't have to remember your code at all, since its functionality is outlined in two tiny lines of comments above it. Moreover, even a person with zero knowledge in programming will figure out the purpose of this code. It took me less than half a minute to write those comments, but it'll probably save me quite a lot of time of figuring out «what was I thinking back then» one day. Is it too late now to start adding comments? Again, of course NO. Don't be lazy and redirect all your typing from «debunk» page (which pretty much does the opposite of debunking, but who am I to judge you here?) into some useful comments.
This is often neglected, but consider the following. You wrote some code, you ran your game, you saw a new bug. Was it introduced right now? Is it a problem in your older code which has shown up just because you have never actually used it until now? Where should you search for it? You have no idea, and you have one painful debugging session ahead. Just imagine how easier it would be if you've had some routines which automatically execute after each build and check that environment is still sane and nothing broke on a fundamental level. This is called unit testing, and yes, unit tests won't be able to catch all your bugs, but even getting 20% of bugs identified at the earlier stage is a huge boon to development speed. Is it too late now to start adding unit tests? Kinda YES and NO at the same time. Unit testing works best if it covers the majority of project's code. On the other side, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you decide to start refactoring your code, writing a unit test before refactoring will help you to prove to yourself that you have not broken anything without the need of running the game at all.
This is basically pretty self-explanatory. You set this thing once, you forget about it. Static code analyzer is another «free estate» to speed up the development process by finding tiny little errors, mostly silly typos (do you think that you are good enough in finding them? Well, good luck catching x << 4; in place of x <<= 4; buried deep in C code by eye!). Again, this is not a silver bullet, it is another tool which will help you out with debugging a little bit along with the debugger, unit tests and other things. You need every little bit of help here. Is it too late now to hook up static code analyzer? Obviously NO.
Say, you want to build Osana, but then you decided to implement some feature, e.g. Snap Mode. By doing this you have maybe made your game a little bit better, but what you have just essentially done is complicated your life, because now you should also write Osana code for Snap Mode. The way game architecture is done right now, easter eggs code is deeply interleaved with game logic, which leads to code «spaghettifying», which in turn slows down the addition of new features, because one has to consider how this feature would work alongside each and every old feature and easter egg. Even if it is just gazing over one line per easter egg, it adds up to the mess, slowly but surely. A lot of people mention that developer should have been doing it in object-oritented way. However, there is no silver bullet in programming. It does not matter that much if you are doing it object-oriented way or usual procedural way; you can theoretically write, say, AI routines on functional (e.g. LISP)) or even logical language if you are brave enough (e.g. Prolog). You can even invent your own tiny programming language! The only thing that matters is code quality and avoiding the so-called shotgun surgery situation, which plagues Yandere Simulator from top to bottom right now. Is there a way of adding a new feature without interfering with your older code (e.g. by creating a child class which will encapsulate all the things you need, for example)? Go for it, this feature is basically «free» for you. Otherwise you'd better think twice before doing this, because you are going into the «technical debt» territory, borrowing your time from the future by saying «I'll maybe optimize it later» and «a thousand more lines probably won't slow me down in the future that much, right?». Technical debt will incur interest on its own that you'll have to pay. Basically, the entire situation around Osana right now is just a huge tale about how just «interest» incurred by technical debt can control the entire project, like the tail wiggling the dog. I won't elaborate here further, since it'll take me an even larger post to fully describe what's wrong about Yandere Simulator's code architecture. Is it too late to rebuild code architecture? Sadly, YES, although it should be possible to split Student class into descendants by using hooks for individual students. However, code architecture can be improved by a vast margin if you start removing easter eggs and features like Snap Mode that currently bloat Yandere Simulator. I know it is going to be painful, but it is the only way to improve code quality here and now. This will simplify the code, and this will make it easier for you to add the «real» features, like Osana or whatever you'd like to accomplish. If you'll ever want them back, you can track them down in Git history and re-implement them one by one, hopefully without performing the shotgun surgery this time.
Again, I won't be talking about the performance, since you can debug your game on 20 FPS as well as on 60 FPS, but this is a very different story. Yandere Simulator is huge. Once you fixed a bug, you want to test it, right? And your workflow right now probably looks like this:
Fix the code (unavoidable time loss)
Rebuild the project (can take a loooong time)
Load your game (can take a loooong time)
Test it (unavoidable time loss, unless another bug has popped up via unit testing, code analyzer etc.)
And you can fix it. For instance, I know that Yandere Simulator makes all the students' photos during loading. Why should that be done there? Why not either move it to project building stage by adding build hook so Unity does that for you during full project rebuild, or, even better, why not disable it completely or replace with «PLACEHOLDER» text for debug builds? Each second spent watching the loading screen will be rightfully interpreted as «son is not coding» by the community. Is it too late to reduce loading times? Hell NO.
Or any other continuous integration tool. «Rebuild a project» can take a long time too, and what can we do about that? Let me give you an idea. Buy a new PC. Get a 32-core Threadripper, 32 GB of fastest RAM you can afford and a cool motherboard which would support all of that (of course, Ryzen/i5/Celeron/i386/Raspberry Pi is fine too, but the faster, the better). The rest is not necessary, e.g. a barely functional second hand video card burned out by bitcoin mining is fine. You set up another PC in your room. You connect it to your network. You set up ramdisk to speed things up even more. You properly set up Jenkins) on this PC. From now on, Jenkins cares about the rest: tracking your Git repository, (re)building process, large and time-consuming unit tests, invoking static code analyzer, profiling, generating reports and whatever else you can and want to hook up. More importantly, you can fix another bug while Jenkins is rebuilding the project for the previous one et cetera. In general, continuous integration is a great technology to quickly track down errors that were introduced in previous versions, attempting to avoid those kinds of bug hunting sessions. I am highly unsure if continuous integration is needed for 10000-20000 source lines long projects, but things can be different as soon as we step into the 100k+ territory, and Yandere Simulator by now has approximately 150k+ source lines of code. I think that probably continuous integration might be well worth it for Yandere Simulator. Is it too late to add continuous integration?NO, albeit it is going to take some time and skills to set up.
Stop caring about the criticism
Stop comparing Alex to Scott Cawton. IMO Alex is very similar to the person known as SgtMarkIV, the developer of Brutal Doom, who is also a notorious edgelord who, for example, also once told somebody to kill himself, just like… However, being a horrible person, SgtMarkIV does his job. He simply does not care much about public opinion. That's the difference.
Atlas Rising - An Eco-Friendly Approach To Crypto Mining.
Mining crypto currencies has never been as costly as now due to the high electric power consumption and will be more costlier in the upcomming future as the whole blockchain ecosystem explodes. These mining activites are alot taxing on the natural ecosystem as alot of power in many countries comes from fossil fuel exploitations. Atlas Rising, a company in Texas is aiming in alleviating this environmental exploitation by taking a new approach to mining crypto currency, by the use of "Solar Energy". The majority of the mined asset goes to the pay out the reward for the Rising token holders and a certain percentage of the money in the vault and other for buying more Solar panels resulting in more eco-friendly mining resulting in more incentivised rewards to token holders and further increasing the net value of the vault which increases the value of Rising Token. A portion of the money invested to buy the token goes into the vault in form of major top tier crypto asset like BTC ,ETH ,LTC etc, a portion for trading, a portion for masternodes , a portion in staking and a portion in increasing Solar Mining Capacity. As a result not only the investors make a steady risk free profit but also as a whole environmental ecosystem is also preserved and benefits from Solar Energy with the innovative project. Atlas Rising Website: https://atlasrising.io/ YT channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCpwB5S2vhlLW8wp-DzvWw Bitcoin talk thread : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5268355.0;topicseen Twitter : https://twitter.com/AtlasRisingReal Telegram : https://t.me/AtlasRising_Official Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AtlasRising.io
I know it's encrypted and stuff but is it possible to know where your bitcoin went? (for example, to a coinbase wallet) I need to know this because all my bitcoin was sent somewhere but I don't know where. I forgot where I have sent it to because it's almost a year ago and my memory doesn't want to remember so it's a bit frustrating haha. I have the transaction ID, output address, and all the other info but I just want to know which sort of wallet is was sent to. I don't need to know the user and stuff only where the wallet is located (computer wallet/coinbase wallet/...) is this possible and how? update: My bitcoin got stolen. No idea how but here are people that had the same problem as me and their bitcoins were sent to the same place as mine. ( 3CiTbivcck7xJf4FrNzu2VwTBAMPMvHhLe ) This explains why I don't remember it getting lost... Because I didn't do it https://www.bitcoinabuse.com/reports/3CiTbivcck7xJf4FrNzu2VwTBAMPMvHhLe https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5176666.0 https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/cymo7p/13_btc_stolen_from_ledger_nano_s_here_is_all_the/ I never published any photo's online of my 24 words so I don't know how this happened to me but I learned from the posts above that you don't publish it online (even in google photo's)
Greetings! 👋🏻 2020 is likely to be the year that interest in cryptocurrencies reaches the end of 2017. Bitcoin is striving again to historic highs, and altcoins are also growing in price. Let's recall the most common ways to make money on cryptocurrencies. 🔸 Mining - the process of conducting a transaction and receiving rewards from new coins. This is one of the most popular ways to make money on cryptocurrency. 🔸 Staking - coins that work on the Proof-of-Stake algorithm are stored in the wallet, and while it is running, they bring a certain income. 🔸 Stablecoin is a cryptocurrency backed by traditional assets like US dollars. 🔸 Trading involves short-term speculation, making a lot of transactions. 🔸 Masternodes - each owner of such a server, as in the case of staking, must be the holder of a certain amount of cryptocurrency. 🏆 Ways and features of earning with ZYX Network 💰 ZYX Network is a ground-breaking PoS-based product for a wide audience. It's a crucial PoS mining and staking element for crypto enthusiasts. 💰 The ZYX team applied a significantly improved “classic” PoS algorithm, which has given a broad range of users the opportunity of participating in the network and receiving remunerations. 💰 The ZYX blockchain offers active and passive mining options. Make a deposit to your ZYX wallet in the amount of at least 1 ZYX and the mining process will start automatically. Thanks to ZYX solutions, mining can be done from any plarform. 💰 The coin is already available as a trading instrument and is traded on some exchanges, including the BitForex exchange. 💰 Also, thanks to the main strategic success factor of ZYX Network which is relying on the growth of scaling and balancing of supply and demand for funds, the coin is a great long-term investment opportunity. 🔥 Don't miss your chance, invest now: https://zyx.network/wallet.php Learn more about the ZYX Network: https://zyx.network https://preview.redd.it/ryco1jorykg51.jpg?width=1200&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6a34bfab52485c1e996bd1344e8fcc8a9f8bca5b
I'll be helping the team out with a few communications related tasks, and more generally in trying to stimulate community growth. Each month I'll produce a short report so we can see how things are going. Website/social media numbers for October 2020 Some of these numbers are probably more informative than others, but I think taken together they make a pretty good metric for tracking overall community growth. Hopefully from now on we can keep these numbers moving in the right direction. I've only had access to the various accounts for just over a week, but one thing that's apparent is that we lost a handful of Twitter followers in October. I spoke with Jed and we both concluded that the high volume of automated tweets were turning a few users away. This month we'll be experimenting a bit in order to find the sweet spot between automated, informative tweets and more organic, real-time, conversational tweets. The tweets will probably also emphasize the privacy-side of Zano more. A lot of zano.org's traffic is coming from mining comparison sites, so I got Zano added to another one (CoinToMine), and got the "Privacy Coins" tag added on CoinGecko. Little things, but hopefully over time they'll have a cumulative effect. How You Can Help There are a few simple ways you can help Zano grow. The easiest way is tell your friends about Zano. It goes without saying, there's a world of difference between "shilling" a coin and talking with people about a project you're passionate about and believe in. If they have any doubts, or questions you can't answer, invite them into the Discord server for a chat. Aside from that, if you're not already, please come and join the conversations in Zano's social media groups and channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/zano_project Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/wE3rmYY Telegram: https://t.me/zanocoin BitcoinTalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5090272 For a long time Zano has been a hidden gem. It's time we changed that.
Bitcoin miner revenue surges to pre-halving levels
As the Bitcoin price is reaching the highest levels since January 2018, Bitcoin mining is getting more profitable thanks to a number of factors. According to data from Blockchain.com, BTC miners revenue has surged to levels not seen since Bitcoin’s third halving in May 2020 As such, BTC miners’ revenue hit $20.8 million on November, 4. According to Blockchain.com, it is the highest point recorded since September 2019, when miners’ block reward was twice as much as now. A spike in BTC miner revenue levels is coming from Bitcoin price doubling since the May halving. On November 4, Bitcoin price reached a new 2020 high at $15,950, jumping more than 20% over the past seven days. The jump is also due to the simultaneous rise in Bitcoin transactions’ fees. As reported by Cointelegraph, Bitcoin transaction fees surged nearly 200% in late October. As such, the percentage of BTC miner revenue from fees has significantly increased, accounting for $4.15 million or roughly 20% of total miner revenue. Amid parabolic growth in revenues, some miners are likely to start cashing out at this point and sell their coins. Another opinion is that they will be cautious waiting for the future growth of BTC.
Gold is a surprisingly precious, scarce, outer area steel. Scientists accept as true with that gold arrived on the earth in meteorites almost four billion years in the past. Gold became determined in caves relationship again to the Paleolithic age of 40,000 years in the past. This is assumed to be the first time people came in contact with this fabric. It is taken into consideration the most stunning kind of steel due to its bright yellow coloration, which makes its usage popular inside the manufacturing of jewelry. It is a famous funding asset among investors and traders alike. It has its use instances in era, particularly with smartphones, and pc components consisting of reminiscence chips. Gold is likewise widely used inside the dentistry enterprise in fillings, crowns, and different appliances. https://preview.redd.it/9vcbuek3t6x51.jpg?width=307&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1ff0ddcaf2e75ffeb48fc18562065c887a564158 Gold has many use cases because it's miles an extraordinary conductor of strength, it does not corrode or rust. Some professionals estimate that there are most effective 50 tons of gold left. Buried somewhere on our planet. There is no scarcity of gold but, but geologists and miners are having issues coming across in which it is. We also don't have the vital mining system to dig deeper into the inner core of our planet. All the gold that has been located and mined to date become determined at the upper layers, some kilometers deep into the center, at most. The private gold mine in the international is positioned in South Africa and is round 4 kilometers under ground. We can't even begin to believe how large the gold reserves are deeper inside the center of the earth. Over 70% of the earth's surface is included with water. Currently, we do not possess the generation to mine our oceans, but technology is advancing and there is a massive region ready to be explored. It can take among 10 and twenty years to take a look at and discover a potential gold mine and there are no guarantees that the site can have enough gold to justify investments. It is estimated that less than 10% of all observed gold mines incorporate the necessary amounts of gold. https://preview.redd.it/xch44il4t6x51.jpg?width=438&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c6b18f56a9ef2491346cd1ace6768f398726f021 Gold is an alien guest on our planet. We were fortunate enough to receive some, billions of years ago, and that ancient deliver is the whole lot we've got. Most of the gold that changed into mined is now inside the form of jewelry - around 50%. Another pile is in investments in the bodily nation of gold, bars, and cash. The smallest detail is used in distinct industries and technology.
What does the destiny hold for gold? Experts predict that 2020 may be a volatile 12 months for the monetary market. There is an ongoing change war between the USA and China. The Brexit is presently set for 31 January 2020. Political uncertainty generally displays negatively on the market. This method that more money is in all likelihood to be invested in the world's oldest secure-haven, gold.
We aren't that a ways from a new global crisis. The relationship between the USA and Iran doesn't look top and such events bring about larger traders awareness on gold. It is turning into an increasing number of difficult to find new gold mines. With present day mining costs, there may be a worry that we ought to run out of gold within the subsequent 20 years. If we do not forget the scarcity of gold and the problem in extraction, many believe that gold will become even more luxurious in the future. A developing call for, and a limited deliver, will cause the value of gold to increase through the years. https://preview.redd.it/q719d446t6x51.jpg?width=275&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=310b203bce465ba5c353ea304a7dff73ef60e6fb
What can we do about it? One issue we will do is to invest in gold before the expenses explode.
What makes Digital Gold so unique? The GOLD token is a stablecoin. It's miles pegged to the spot fee of gold. Simply put, when the charge of gold is going up, your funding increases. The crypto currency marketplace is volatile and often follows the actions of Bitcoin. The GOLD token protects its users against market volatility.
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Updated list of Global Beermoney opportunities (+180!) - June 2020
Updated list of Global Beermoney opportunities (+180!) - June 2020
The current, and now previous, Beermoney Global list started nearly 5 years ago. It’s been updated and has grown over all that time, but it also became a hassle to keep current. It was time to build a new list from scratch based on my experience in the Beermoney world over all these years and all the contributions all of you have been making in this sub. The lists consist of opportunities that are available in at least one country that is not the US. This means there are sites which only work in Canada or the UK. There’s sites which are open to the whole world, but this does not mean everyone can really earn something on it. It’s all still very demographic and therefore location dependent. This list should give you a starting point to try out and find what works for you. I’m not using everything myself as I prefer to focus on a few, so not all are tested by me. They are found in this sub, other subreddits and other resources where people claim to have success. I’ve chosen the format of a simple table with the bare minimum of information to keep things clean. It includes a link, how you earn, personal payment proof if available and sign-up bonus codes if applicable. Some of these bonuses are also one-time use codes specifically made for this sub! For the ones I don’t have payment proof (yet) feel free to provide some as a comment or via modmail so others know it’s legit. I am working on detailed instructions for each method that I personally use which will include things like cashout minimum, cashout options, tips & tricks,... For now I’ve split things up based on the type of earning like passive or mobile. Because of this there’s sometimes an overlap as some are both passive and on mobile or both earning crypto and a GPT (Get Paid To) website. The lists are obviously not complete so I invite you to keep posting new ones in the sub, as a comment to this post, or in modmail. Especially if you have sites or apps which work for one single specific country I can start building a list, just like I did for The Netherlands and Belgium. If you recognize things which are in fact scams or not worth it let me know as well.
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For The Netherlands there are a few very good options next to a bunch of ‘spaarprogramma’s. There ‘spaarprogramma’s are all the same where you receive and click a bunch of e-mails, advertisements, banners,... I advise you to create a separate e-mail address or use a good filter in your inbox as you will be spammed to death. I believe they can be a nice piece of beermoney but they take quite the effort.
Hello all, first thing first, I am a computer repair technician at a Bitcoin mining facility. We have about 20,000 bitcoin miners that me and my coworkers are in charge of monitoring and repairing. So with that being said I am pretty much lost when it comes to python and servers and things of that sort.Everyone that has dealt with computers/electronics know that heat is a huge issue. And heat is a killer to bitcoin miners,so monitoring the temperature and humidity in the facility is crucial so we can control the waterwalls and such as needed .I have successfully set up 14 raspberry pis with DHT22 sensors by copying and pasting scripts that I found online. They are reporting to a website through POST method. The readings are shown on a barchart,but is not dynamic so it only shows 1 reading at a time. I have been tasked with setting up a way to get all the sensors reading to a single server,then pulling the data from the server onto a D3.js grouped bar chart . Now, there is 14 Pis and each is set to read every mintue. These will be running 24/7 so there will be alot of readings. My question,actually a few questions is I am needing to set up 1 Pi as a dedicated server receiving all the readings. 1)What would be the best way to set that up,I have read that a MQTT server is the easiest but cant handle a lot of data(which I will have)I was thinking about a MySql. 2)Would I need to attach extra storage to this Pi to handle all the data. 3) How do I send all the readings to the server Pi(NOTE: they will all be on the same network) 4) How would I pull all this information from the server and input it into a D3.js grouped bar chart. Do I need to have a web server installed on the Pi?. I'm not expecting a step by step answer, and I am on a timeline and honestly dont have time to learn pythhon,html,php,sql or whatever is needed for this. All I am asking is for is a step in the right direction, thanks to all that read this and any information will be greatly appreciated
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