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For almost two weeks, Nigerians have come out in thousands to protest against the oppression and brutality of the police force. The hashtag #EndSars has been trending worldwide for a few days and now the world knows how deep the rot in our policing system goes. The protesters have been met with brute force —Security operatives have killed 15 people since the start of the protests, and intimidation. Yet the people have decided to HODL their ground. For every protest location that has been met with aggression, two more have risen in its place. The protests have taken the form of Bitcoin, truly decentralized. So far the protests have been peaceful and well organized and this is largely due to the help an organization has been providing the protesters. Everyday, the protesters are provided with food, medical care, security, legal aid and even repairs for property damage. The name of this organization is Feminist Coalition and they are a group of young women keeping this protest, not only safe, but alive. The Feminist Coalition have received commendation from Twitter CEO, Jack who has been a firm supporter of the cause and even validating the hashtag #EndSARS with an Icon. Now their banks accounts have been restricted and they have had to start accepting donations in cryptocurrency. We knew this day would come. We have talked about it and we have prepared for it. This is the reason why we HODL. Help fight oppression by donating Bitcoin to this organization.
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Blockchain Use in Intellectual Property

Blockchain Use in Intellectual Property
Link to original article: https://block.co/blockchain-use-in-intellectual-property/
Patents, trademarks, and industrial designs, along with copyrights, are all types of intellectual property protections that help creators of written stories, inventions, artistic works, or symbols to stop people from stealing or copying their pieces of work. In this article, we will examine how blockchain is used in Intellectual Property rights.
Broadly speaking, Intellectual Properties (IP) are “unique, value-adding creations of the human intellect that result from human ingenuity, creativity, and inventiveness.” (Kalanje, 2006).
By observing trends, we can identify a steady increase in the number of Intellectual Property applications worldwide. According to official statistics by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), applications worldwide of patents grew 72.3% over ten years, increasing to 3,326,300 from 2008 to 2018. Trademarks grew an astonishing 160% over the same period, to a record 14,321,800 number of applications, while industrial design applications were 1,312,600, growing by 61%. Every country has a specific authority where to apply for proper protection. However, it is becoming increasingly common that these jurisdictions will utilize blockchain technology to provide a smoother, faster, and cheaper application process and a system that ensures an incorruptible and secure timestamping through the hashing function.
How does it work?
Blockchain ‘trust’ is guaranteed by hashing algorithms, instead of third parties. Since, by default, hashes are unique and cannot be misinterpreted, nor two same hashes can be produced, it’s just easy to identify and match that hash with a unique document creating an unambiguous proof of existence. This way, a permanent ledger of data is created to prove the existence and the lifecycle of a specific IP right, enhancing its protection at a registry or in court.
Blockchain use in Intellectual Property potential is enormous, aiding in the evidence of creatorship and provenance authentication to registering and clearing IP rights; digital rights management; establishing and enforcing IP agreements, licenses, or exclusive distribution networks through smart contracts; and transmitting payments in real-time to IP owners.
In the case of patents, the real benefit of using blockchain lies in the immutable ledger of records with a tamper-proof code providing strong evidence of facts about an invention life-cycle. However, unlike copyrights, any new creation will still have to be patented with the proper authority or anyone else will be free to copy it or claim it without incurring any legal trouble.
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“Deploying blockchain technology within the patent system could reduce inefficiencies in recording and efficiently agreeing the time of registrations, perhaps across several national patent systems” (Boucher et al., 2017).
In the case of Copyrights, these do not need to be registered with a government authority, therefore blockchain can have a major role in ensuring that evidence can be provided of authorship, use, and status of a specific production. Particularly, in case of disputes in court, blockchain provides strong evidence to prove an inventor’s right on intellectual property, and protect legal rights on authorship. So, when including writing and literary or artistic works, creators get some type of protection automatically via blockchain, whereas with others, they have to apply for it.
Trademarks, on the other hand, are the IP protection type that can most benefit from blockchain because it can easily, quickly, and very cheaply prove how similar are two marks to each other and who can claim to have used it first, providing immutable and timestamped proof of dates and usage. By using blockchain, many of the questions which can arise about exactly when, where, and how the trademark was used, can be instantly answered.
Cyprus-based company Block.co provides services in a range of different industries, and timestamping trademarks on the blockchain is one of them. The company is a spin-off of the University of Nicosia, one of the biggest blockchain contributors globally, and its mission is to eliminate document fraud in all sectors, by transforming the way institutions manage digital records.
International business and technology lawyer Christiana Aristidou makes large use of Block.co’s services and especially in copyrights and trademarks for several of her clients.
“We consider the Block.co solution indispensable towards our objective of constantly enhancing the provision of our legal services through innovative technological solutions. The protection of copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights now involves a simple, fast, automated, and cost-efficient, blockchain-backed certificate issuance. Using blockchain, thereby ensuring a transparent, immutable, secure, time-stamped, and tamper-proof recording of data, the Block.co solution offers a revolutionary and innovative means to protect our clients’ intellectual property, instead of other time-consuming and costly traditional processes.” she recently stated.
“Specifically, our clients’ data and evidence supporting their authorship, invention, or creation of any property that warrants copyright protection, may now be recorded in a digital document, which is then verified in a trusted and time-stamped manner on a blockchain. Our clients retain ownership and control of their data, having been granted easy access to a self-verifiable blockchain-secured certificate of such data.”
Smart Contracts
Smart contracts could also represent an important asset of blockchain technology because they can be used in intellectual property to establish and enforce agreements such as licenses and allow the transmission of payments in real-time to IP owners. Indeed, they allow automatic payments for transactions between users and rights holders with no middle man, thereby cutting out intermediate fees, longer procedures, and bureaucratic hurdles.
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Blockchain in IP around the world
In Europe, various governmental agencies and IP registries such as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) are actively involved in researching and promoting blockchain capabilities within the industry.
In particular, they believe blockchain can transform IP rights by highlighting, in one of their advanced research forums, that:
  • IP and blockchain are interrelated
  • Blockchain is transformative
  • IP protection will drive innovation in the ecosystem
  • Blockchain technology will transform IP protection and enforcement
  • Blockchain technology provides opportunities for both pirates and law enforcement
In India, the IPO (Indian Patent Office) is working on using blockchain and other innovative technologies like AI and IOT to enable smoother patent processes. A Blockchain-AI-based ecosystem is on the table to manage IP protection in India, intending to produce a much more efficient, straightforward, and faster procedure. IPO recently announced a tender called, “Expression of Interest for Making use of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT and other latest technologies in the Patent Processing system of IPO”, reinforcing their will to proceed along this line of work and stay up to date with the technological innovation that blockchain, AI and IoT can bring to the benefit of IP rights. A legal framework for a Blockchain-based IP registry to protect and commercialize smart ideas is one of the main and earliest initiatives the IPO is taking for the Indian IP industry.
In the United States, we find a clear example of how blockchain is used to protect American businesses from IPR theft by testing imports. Since blockchain has proven to be beneficial to streamline communication between multiple parties securely, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with the funding of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) of a blockchain platform with that specific aim. Personal data and trade secrets would be kept safe at all times using encrypted keys, with the blockchain acting as an immutable ledger to record trade transactions.
In Southeast Asia, Thailand is leading the way in developing blockchain technology for IP protection. Various organizations and government offices have invested in projects aimed at implementing the tech to make IPR processes more efficient and faster. The Ministry of Commerce has recently launched a feasibility study to explore the use of blockchain for IP registration in the country, while the Thai Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), in collaboration with the British Embassy, were designated to analyze the study and translate it into action plans for future developments.
Conclusion — Blockchain limits and benefits in IP
As with every new technology, especially the most disruptive ones, setbacks can be both from a technical and a systemic perspective. Enormous processing power and scalability are still the main issues from a technical point, whereas a system that could connect registries across the world through a single distributed ledger represents the main challenge, not only for IP-related industries. Thankfully, Block.co’s solution already uses the Bitcoin blockchain and its network effect for this purpose, envisioning truly decentralized and secure storage for IP rights, that will outlive any issuing institution itself.
An international standardized system and platform that could facilitate global communication and successful management of IP rights via blockchain is an ambition that is reflected in healthcare, law, and many other industries. On the other hand, blockchain based IP rights enforcement is already a huge achievement, especially for those small artists who could not afford teams of lawyers to defend them in disputes to prove records of their authorship.
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Is this really what you want?

I've been engaged with the cryptosphere since almost the very beginning: immediately seeing bitcoin for what it was, a way to securely store wealth outside of the banking system, freed from relying on a middleman who, it became clear over time, was more interested in policing my (and everyone else) actions to make sure their ass was covered with the increasingly noisy regulators, and due to their financial irresponsibility, always coming up with new and progressively more ridiculous fees.
I was fed up with the old system already, having explored the black magic of infinite inflationable monies, centralized, communist-style administration of entire economies, and all the suffering, surveillance, corruption, and centralization of power that such things necessarily entail.
Some Rothschild or Rockefeller said it best, "give me control of a nations money supply and I care not who makes the laws" - or something to that extent.
Anyway, the allure for the very early adopters was being able to sidestep the massive fiat scam, put personal financial destiny squarely in our own hands, and not rely on third parties as much as possible.
In the beginning Bitcoin was almost completely ignored. Only some ubernerds and a few drug dealers and drug users (who would like nothing more than peacefully transact between each other and mutually benefit from the exchange by the way, but are forced into dark corners of the internet because of arcane, politically-motivated, outdated drug laws that FINALLY appear to be crumbling to pieces after DECADES of propaganda and lies organized by major world governments and their lackeys) knew about it.
Unfortunately most people lack imagination and, the nerds being mostly quiet and the drug-related activity soon being used as a justification to slam bitcoin with the "only for crime" label, most people thought nothing else of it.
They could not see, and to this day still don't see, the immense potential that cryptocurrency can bring the world.
There are more of you out there now who can, this is self-evident. Although frankly too many of you are here for gains mostly/only, and fail to see what cryptocurrency is really all about.
Much like how so many people think the Internet is facebook and instagram and twitter. Which is so shockingly ignorant it almost makes my blood boil.
Look, gains are nice, and of course we all want to make some money. I won't even fault you for taking profits, to me this seems like a sensible hedge, even a full decade into the cryptocurrency experiment, nothing is guaranteed, nothing is certain. So it makes sense to diversify, even - gasp - into fiat money that we can - hopefully - put to good use, today, in the "real" world.
But to get back to the story - quickly then, from a very underground thing that almost nobody knew about, Bitcoin was attacked as being "only for criminals", and there was a palpable sense of apprehension and fear from international organizations and governments.
Here was this thing that entirely sidestepped the financial system that keeps their funny monies going, and people were using the technology to emancipate themselves from arbitrary limitations and appalling mass-surveillance.
And once a state gets used to mass-surveillance, it is very hard to get it to stop. The power is simply immense.
Can you imagine? A database with the social connections of every citizen, what they like reading, the sites they like visiting, their physical location logged nonstop, painting very detailed pictures of peoples' lives.
All of their posts online, neatly tucked away in some searchable massive database.
Almost no one protested. "Well, I have nothing to hide", they said. And thus the surveillance state grew and grew, almost entirely unchallenged.
In the name of "fighting terrorism", "catching pedos" and "removing drugs from society" (I could write volumes on this last one alone but this is not the time or the place) we saw our liberties and privacy being steadily eroded, particularly after the perfect excuse happened on September 11 2001.
Boy oh boy did we see a destruction of civil liberties since then.
Another part of this mass-surveillance was, and is, the banking system. Put simply, every transaction you make is under surveillance, recorded indefinitely. The reasoning? It could be related to financing terrorism.
That appears to be the great corrosive thought behind all of this.
You could be making a transaction to fund terrorism.
You could be spewing "hate speech" (who gets to define it? apparently these days it means expressing right-leaning opinions - tomorrow, who knows?) on social media, so better record everything you write.
You could be visiting "extremist" sites online, and because clearly this means you must be an extremist-in-training and not just some curious human trying to understand why on earth someone would have such wicked ideas, your internet activity is logged and analyzed.
You use Tor or a VPN? Oh dear, now it's really clear that you must be a potential criminal. Otherwise you would have nothing to hide.
Right ?
Do you see the pattern?
To bring it back to cryptocurrency, Bitcoin users, it is known, were also targeted for increased attention by certain intelligence agencies. Same logic - you were not happy with using the mass-surveilled financial system of yesterdecade? Probably a criminal in the making.
Eventually though, that air of fear and apprehension more or less vanished. Regulators actually begun to realize that bitcoin is entirely transparent!
All you have to do is require KYC at strategic points. People thought you were crazy for saying KYC would come to crypto. But it was so obvious.
And you know what else is obvious? Once exchanges are keeping KYC, global regulators will require that they exchange information with them. This, recent news tell us, is already set in motion and will soon be a reality.
Given the transparent nature of most blockchain projects, the implications are so obvious that the fact that almost no one sees what's coming next is almost enough for me to lose hope in humanity.
Once there is a centralized record of who owns which addresses, several things become possible.
You can now put people under surveillance in real time while they do their transparent chain business (.. shocking, right). You can tell who they transact with, and how often. You can censor their transactions, if not at the network level, at the merchant and exchange levels.
And you can do something else too, which is to automatically treat any and all bitcoin addresses not associated with a known real identity as potential money laundering (remember the pattern?).
All of this information being available will inevitably create a reality where you will be asked questions about what you do with your money. And this time it isn't the bank, it comes straight from higher up. Because every transaction is fucking PUBLIC!.
Who did you send 0.5 BTC to on day X ? This address is not known to us. Please explain (or else).
Why did you attempt to mix your coins? Have you got something to hide?
Do you enjoy swapping coins in accountless sites like morphtoken ? Well, enjoy while it lasts, because it is a certainty that they will soon be forced to force you to put your identity at risk of being stolen, or else - you guessed it - they are helping with laundering funds.
You think tools like wasabi wallet will help? On a transparent chain?
If by now you cannot tell that the only thing this will accomplish is an automated blacklist of your coins because you must be trying to hide something but not allowing the State to track your every financial transaction on the chain, there is not much hope left for you. That is simply a massive failure of the imagination, and I lack the words to make the consequences of your ignorance any more obvious.
I'm one of those "privacy nuts" you sometimes hear about. 15 years ago I was telling people that it was a really bad idea to be donating so much personal information to some company, but nobody would listen. Already too hooked on getting attention and feeling validated. What's sacrificing a little privacy to feel good - who cares if the tech company is making millions selling your every weakness, your private thoughts, your tastes and opinions, to third parties who somehow, for some reason, are very very keen in acquiring this data.
Baffling how people could not see how valuable this data would become. Today it seems they are beginning to wake up.
Meanwhile, the entire Internet has been boobytrapped, and in the unending fight to get rid of pedos, drugs and terrorists, we all live under mass-surveillance and almost everyone pretty much accepts it without questioning things too much.
After all, there don't seem to be many consequences.
But that's just a failure of the imagination.
By accepting, uncritically, that transparent chains are a good foundation with which to build the new financial system, you are all voting for more surveillance, the automatic criminalization of privacy, suspicion by default, and subjecting yourselves to 24/7, algorithmic mass-surveillance.
Physical cash is already on the way out in some parts of the world, and this is no accident. It is much harder to trace cash, and at this point the fourth excuse to do away with that pesky stuff - civil liberties - comes into play.
The digitization of everything financial, the accompanying mass-surveillance and mass-ingestion of the data is necessary, you see, to catch tax evaders.
After all (and you will remember the pattern for sure), if you desire some financial privacy, if you would prefer to keep your economic activity to yourself, you are a potential tax evader.
It should go without saying, and even including this paragraph I suspect there will be many comments by people with short attention spans who will accuse me of encouraging tax evasion. Ah, how deep the brainwash goes.
To that I would say, just think about the fact that up to until only a few decades ago (in thousands of years of history) it was not even possible to do financial mass-surveillance.
And somehow roads were built, civilizations thrived, and there's a direct ancestry right to us.
And yet we are told that only by stripping everyone of privacy could the state ever hope to collect tax.
Bullshit.
Look, you have to ask yourself, is this really what you want ? A world of mass-surveillance where all aspects of our life are neatly categorized and searchable in some state-controlled database (that will never be hacked, right ? hint: shadowbrokers)
Can't you see it? Have you been anesthetized?
Are you too numb to see?
This is totalitarianism. Pure and simple. It's happened so gradually that somehow it seems the world has failed to notice.
It is not right for things to be this way. If you would stop distracting yourself with social media, tv series and porn (and whatever else young people distract themselves with these days) you would come to develop this notion.
Cryptocurrency was all about personal freedom. I am sorry to say that the technology has been almost entirely successfully adapted to do the exact opposite.
Rather than offer us freedom, it serves as perfect, immutable evidence of all of our economic activity, whatever little privacy it offered crushed by off-chain measures like KYC and guilty-until-proven-innocent techniques that would have made the STASI proud.
But not all is lost, yet.
Fortunately we already have the technology to make on-chain privacy a reality. It's called Monero and it works today.
I'm not going to babysit you through this and I'm not going to tell you to just trust my word for it, but I am going to tell you that if you care about a future where financial privacy is a reality, a future where the state and powerful corporations don't keep tabs on every transaction you make, every cent you receive, from whom and how often, with perfect accuracy, where automatically they know where you spend your money.. if you care about a future where you are not a slave to some financial master who insists on its right to observe to the most minute detail every aspect of your financial life (and as we have seen, many other aspects of life too - financial mass-surveillance is after all a subset of mass-surveillance itself)..
Then you owe it to yourself to read about Monero.
Transactions cost less than a cent, and on-chain privacy is a reality. Today.
Will it be the ultimate financial privacy project? This I cannot know. I can tell you that it is the best chance we got today.
Ultimately it does not matter to me which project makes financial privacy a staple. All I care about is that we, the peoples of the world, are able to transact with each other freely, without the assumption of wrongdoing, without being asked questions about or dealings and who we decide to do business with, before there is any evidence of foul play.
That is what is happening today, and it is a very palpable thing that outside of certain niches like VPN providers, Monero adoption is very lackluster.
They are afraid. People hear "privacy-preserving money" and think "headaches from the state". This is a shame.
This cowardice will, unless reversed, soon enough plunge us into a world where our masters know everything about us, and can with the press of a button blacklist, deplatform, defund, and otherwise shut us up.
Applied knowledge is power, and so is information. If you know everything about everyone, you have tremendous power over everyone.
This reality must be stopped at all costs, if we want freedom and individual liberty to survive.
Surveillance coins (99.999% of them) are not the answer to this most concerning of trends.
Stand up for your rights. Use Tor, use VPNs, encrypt your email, encrypt your communications, and use privacy preserving cryptocurrency such as Monero.
Don't be afraid. There's strength in numbers.
Never forget who ultimately gives legitimacy to laws. If enough people come to think that weed ought to be legal, then in countries where the government is still somewhat under the control of the people, it will be so.
You are probably sitting at home reading this. In the privacy of your home. That should be sacred. And yet, if you decide to visit certain sites like torproject.org or getmonero.org after you read this, automated actions behind your back will be taken. Increased scrutiny will be placed on you - "who is this person, that wants to protect their privacy?
It is hard to convey in words just how evil, misguided and stifling this is. You may say I'm exaggerating, in which case only one word for you: SNOWDEN. And by the way, it was pretty damn obvious before his revelations that something of the sort was happening.
Like it is obvious now with surveillance coins (transparent blockchains).
Today it's KYC, tomorrow is automated chain analysis, the day after it's endless questions about who you're transacting with (updating the central registry based on the answers), and when your debt-ridden, socialist-leaning state finally pulls a Venezuela on you, it's open season.
Let's try to put a stop to this while we can, shall we? The beast will not grow tamer if we keep ceding ground.
The beast sometimes needs to be reminded of who's really in control.
Privacy is not a crime. It is our birthright. We have the right and the basic dignity to transact with one another, without the Eye of Staton gazing upon us.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
It is on us, and future generations will hold us accountable, if privacy falls worldwide and the state controls every aspect of our life, and comes uninvited to ask questions under threat of force if we refuse on principle to comply.
Stop getting distracted. Educate yourself, never stop learning, and do what you can to make this world a better place.
More state control ain't the way.
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!
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Bitcoin News Today 2020: Bitcoin Halving Facts: Past Price Data May Shed Light On What’s To Come

Bitcoin News Today 2020: Bitcoin Halving Facts: Past Price Data May Shed Light On What’s To Come
Today’s Bitcoin News for 2020: In a few days, the Bitcoin Halving will happen. We are likely to have a Golden Cross happen a few days after the Halving. Historically, a Golden Cross has indicated a long term upward trend for Bitcoin. With two bullish events happening so close together, could we see an extended Bull Run from Bitcoin? Twitter is tweet happy when it comes to the Bitcoin Halving. The Halving is the latest buzz, and the buzz is full of positive sentiment. We will dig into both Twitter and Google to discover what is trending with Bitcoin worldwide. Finally, we will look at some of the facts from the previous halvings. It is amazing how the current halving is lining up with the last two Bitcoin halvings. Enjoy this astonishing video to the last second. Do not miss out!
Watch the video:
https://youtu.be/Pw6JkG5S7Nc

https://preview.redd.it/0yrfbv1vbcx41.jpg?width=1920&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a54a05d7cde83f7a96639ac7685d86b3042605f9
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Bitcoin News Today 2020: Bitcoin Halving Facts: Past Price Data May Shed Light On What’s To Come

Bitcoin News Today 2020: Bitcoin Halving Facts: Past Price Data May Shed Light On What’s To Come
Today’s Bitcoin News for 2020: In a few days, the Bitcoin Halving will happen. We are likely to have a Golden Cross happen a few days after the Halving. Historically, a Golden Cross has indicated a long term upward trend for Bitcoin. With two bullish events happening so close together, could we see an extended Bull Run from Bitcoin? Twitter is tweet happy when it comes to the Bitcoin Halving. The Halving is the latest buzz, and the buzz is full of positive sentiment. We will dig into both Twitter and Google to discover what is trending with Bitcoin worldwide. Finally, we will look at some of the facts from the previous halvings. It is amazing how the current halving is lining up with the last two Bitcoin halvings. Enjoy this astonishing video to the last second. Do not miss out!
Watch the video:
https://youtu.be/Pw6JkG5S7Nc

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Webcast Insights -Blockchain for the Legal Industry: How Is the Coronavirus Crisis Making Adoption More Imminent?

Webcast Insights -Blockchain for the Legal Industry: How Is the Coronavirus Crisis Making Adoption More Imminent?
Notoriously, the legal industry has always been slow at following technology innovations and adjusting to up to date digitally performed processes. By tracing the different steps of the legal industry evolution, we find that Kleroterion was a sophisticated innovative system used in ancient Athens that allowed citizens to participate in the lawmaking process by a random selection of jurors, as a way to circumvent manipulation and corruption of the system. Modern justice systems, established in the 17th and 18th centuries, provided regulations for the new industrial and economic development. However, with the start of the 21st century, they began to show their limits mostly within their structure built on papers.
The advent of the internet further highlighted these cracks, even though there have been signs more recently that times may be mature for disruptive technologies to finally enter the legal space too. The EU and its member states like Estonia, along with the US, Australia, China, have been pioneers in developing advanced Information Technology systems that led to the creation of an e-justice structure. They paved the way to other countries to embrace Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things, which are now identified as the best technologies enabling a more efficient, secure, and faster legal system worldwide. In Estonia, e-filing was first considered back in 2005 and since then it’s been developed to become a central point for the exchange of information between authorities, from the police to prosecution offices, courts, prisons, tax and customs board, lawyers and citizens. Thus saving money and time by reducing the entanglements of bureaucracy.

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In Canada, the cases of British Columbia and Ontario set as examples for exploring the electronic documentation system as opposed to paper, already back in 1996. Initially, it brought to little implementation due to the high costs, scaling, and complexity of the matter at the time. It was only in 2009 that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General approved $10 million in funding to create a system intended to permit enhanced functionality such as e-document management, court scheduling, financial and automated workflow capabilities, and the introduction of online services to the public.
British Columbia’s case was more straightforward than Ontario. In the early 2000s, the Canadian Court Administrative Technology Suite drafted a program to integrate a system of connection of e-documents between law offices, the registry, the judicial, and the courtroom. It would include e-Courtrooms, provided they had implemented e-court files and links to the civil and criminal court information systems.
In the last couple of years, along with electronic improvements to the legal system, countries have looked at ways to use blockchain smart contracts in disputes, ownership of intellectual property, and any time of the agreement, to save money and time while offering more reliable and secure processes.
In the first webcast around blockchain technology, its impact on the world and the benefits it may bring to society, Block.co CEO Alexis Nicolaou discussed the legal industry and its reaction to the current coronavirus crisis with two prominent guests, legal practitioners Christiana Aristidou and Yiannos Georgiades.
Both members of the Cyprus Bar Association (and the Cyprus Blockchain Association), Christiana Aristidou has her own legal practice as Christiana Aristodou LLC, she is the Co-founder and Vice President of the Cyprus Blockchain Association, an International Business and Technology Lawyer and an ISO/TC 307 Blockchain Committee National Delegate. Yiannos Georgiades is a Commercial and Corporate Lawyer, also the founding partner of Georgiades & Associates. Yiannos is also a member of the Law Society in the UK as a European Registered Lawyer and President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and Mediation for commercial disputes (CEAM).
Christiana was first introduced to Bitcoin while studying for a degree in technology law at the Queen’s Mary University of London in 2009. “The white paper was given to us by our professors for study,” recalls Christiana. “The fact that it had just been invented made me more curious about it. When Ethereum and its smart contracts were launched in 2014, I realized the tech could have a real disruptive nature, especially with regards to trust. As lawyers, we base legal services on trust. Then, you can imagine how relevant this tech had become for me”.
Nowadays, blockchain is in 2020 top tech trends and the first of LinkedIn’s most in-demand hard skills for 2020. “Compound annual spending growth for blockchain is established in the range of 62% during the years from 2018 to 2023, led by the banking industry followed by manufacturing, process manufacturing, and professional services -continues Christiana- Why these industries? Because they are distinctively transactional industries and blockchain, of course, disrupts transactional businesses”.
“In relation to the current Covid-19 situation, the first semester of 2020 has revealed a strong increase in the use of the technology, therefore it may have contributed to its adoption but its growth this year was already predicted, regardless of the crisis ”.
Coronavirus has promoted the necessity for companies to further investigate digital work to satisfy future demand for a remote working style.
How could the judicial system become more efficient with the adoption of advanced technologies?
Yiannos believes that “Due to the current restrictions everyone rushed to use the existing technology. Those who already used it did not have a problem in adapting, the others just realized how important and urgent it has become to be more digitized.
Introducing e-justice in our lives will reduce costs, time, it will safeguard security, establish transparency, and the authenticity of transactions. We can also reduce the disputes by introducing e-justice together with blockchain through smart contracts”.

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In line with the progress made within the EU e-justice system, Cyprus Minister of Justice, Mr. George Savvides, wants to introduce e-justice in the frame of other reforms, supported by Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos.
Meanwhile, in China, three provinces have introduced blockchain within their judicial system highlighting the reduction of the carbon footprint as one of the benefits since physically traveling to the courts would be avoided.
China is a pioneer in the introduction of e-justice combined with blockchain. Some courts developed their own platforms and introduced the first internet court as an incubator to develop and implement it in the normal physical courts and using blockchain as a way to authenticate documents was so useful during the coronavirus crisis” — continues Yiannos.
Yiannos is also co-founder of the Metropole Alliance, the European association of lawyers.
“There is a strong collaboration among members to promote e-justice via education. Every member country can influence their own local authorities to implement e-justice as fast as possible. The EU has committed to speed adoption of the technologies for over a decade and as the world becomes more digitized, now is the time to implement them in the legal system also. Validation of documentation through blockchain would make processes faster and would be a real benefit for justice”.
Christiana believes that remote work is here to stay, it’s one of the crucial steps to business digital transformation and needs to be implemented strategically and seen as a part of a whole plan.
“Home office and cloud are not enough, we need to make sure that all systems allow us to stay connected in remote and not remote with instant communication, and be able to track work progress continuously. The ability to develop new leadership skills becomes another factor in times like these. Leaders should further improve the way they relate to their teams, they need to be able to identify talents, technical skills, the personalities of teams, they’re all important aspects of our projects.
Lawyers should also start learning how technologies like blockchain, AI, and IoT can improve our services. My advice is to partner with companies like Block.co because it helped me serve my clients more securely and efficiently. Before blockchain and Block.co, registering intellectual property was a lengthy, tedious, and tiresome process. Witnesses were needed, declarations of every movement were required and legal documentation ended up being kept in a fireproof safe corner of the office. I don’t do that anymore because Block.co simply gives me a hash and that way the intellectual property and the copyright owner are protected forever on the blockchain”.

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Yiannos reinforces the concept: “As a company, we are doing well due to another crisis that made me wiser. A few years ago we were victims of electronic fraud when our emails were hacked and attackers asked for money from our clients. One client alerted us whereas another did not and paid the money to the hackers. So I decided to improve our security and look at ways to tackle the issue digitally. We were also victims of a ransomware attack but it turned out to make me more aware and educated about security. That was the time I learned about bitcoin as those hackers wanted some BTC to unlock our server”.
While full implementation of blockchain in the legal system is still regarded with skepticism by many lawyers that believe it will take some of their work away, Yiannos reckons it will actually be an opportunity to access new and increased streams of revenues. “Lawyers can easily generate money by learning how to transform normal contracts and codify them into smart contracts” while Christiana points out that “In a blockchain-based future, enabled by the Internet of Value, lawyers will be service providers on a programmable society infrastructure”.
Don’t miss Block.co next webcast regarding Blockchain in Education: Remote Learning, Social Distancing, and the Certification Case. Professor George Giaglis and Dr. Maria Papadaki join forces to discuss the quickly changing education industry, and the measures taken towards remote learning, social distancing, and blockchain. Join us for a free 60-minute session, moderated by Catalina Castro (Tech con Catalina), a specialist in cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and open blockchains, with two highly distinguished experts in the educational industry ecosystem.
To register, click here.
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PCHAIN & Gate.io AMA Summary

PCHAIN & Gate.io AMA Summary

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Glad to have a great AMA with Gate.io on Feb.13th, 2020. Read patiently and you will get more known about PCHAIN and the future of PCHAIN.
For the AMA in Chinese, welcome to visit: https://www.gate.io/help/livetext/17312
Gate.io: Very happy to invite Dr. Jeff, founder of PCHAIN as our guest today!
Dr Jeff: I am very happy to receive an exclusive interview with Gate.io to share and exchange some things about the development of PCHAIN ​​with you.
Gate.io: Dr Jeff, you were engaged in Internet finance in 2017. Why did you want to do PCHAIN ​​as a public chain?
Dr Jeff: The development path of the Internet is that applications are king. You can see that many good Internet companies are doing applications. The blockchain is the next generation Internet. At that time, considering applications was a very good place to stay, and the best direction. It is the financial sector. At the time, I was the chief scientist of Internet finance at IBM and the head of the blockchain. At the time of 2015 and 2016, Ethereum was also very early. But after completing the application discovery, I found that the underlying technology is not enough. All applications need a good public chain as the basic support. It is in line with the stable development law and it is gradual, so I decided to do this underlying building block. In addition, many functions of Ethereum have been criticized, such as performance. Many public chains 2.0 and 3.0 have emerged to solve the performance problem-TPS, and we have also made many innovations. From TPS, interoperability, cross-chain to application direction by 2020, changes are very fast. Of course, we have also achieved very good results on TPS: Under the 1064 intercontinental (Asia, Europe, America) node environment, it can support 256 childchains to produce blocks in parallel and interoperate with the main chain without issue. The test network measured 126,000 TPS, theoretical TPS is 180,000 TPS, and can be infinitely expanded horizontally. This is not difficult from a technical perspective in the local area network, but it is difficult to achieve it in a transcontinental environment. This is a very good foundation, and we will develop applications in the future.
Gate.io: Users ask: How do you think of the progress made in PCHAIN ​​and how do you think of Private CCC?
Dr Jeff: This is what I want to talk about in this AMA. One direction is DeFi, including Staking. In addition to these two directions, more opportunities from the applications in the industry. In terms of industry opportunities, we have a pioneering layout, which is to propose a new concept: commercial childchain, Private CCC. Because the domestic regulatory environment is difficult to achieve large-scale direct public chain applications in China, everyone expects the form of alliance chains. However, the alliance chain has limited imagination space, produces results in a small scope, and the communication link between the alliance chain and the public chain does not exist. It is equivalent to setting up many small local area networks, but now everyone is directly connected to the Internet. We did a multi-chain commercial childchain architecture at the time, including 256 childchains in parallel worldwide, also to verify the scalability and technical stability of this architecture. A question of mutual trust. How to trust it? Through the interaction between the main chain and the childchain, the information on the childchain is continuously updated to the main chain. When an alliance chain wants to know the information of its alliance chain, it can fully trust the information recorded on the main chain in history. This will surely link everyone together and is in line with China’s policies. This is a very important logic that we propose for the commercial childchain. It is a consideration and design oriented to supervision and future-oriented.
Gate.io: When did PCHAIN ​​start?
Dr Jeff: The white paper was released at the end of March 2018, and the mainnet was launched on March 30, 2019. In less than a year, the main chain has generated more than 10 million blocks. Let’s take a specific example: Ethereum launched the mainnet in July 2015. Until this year, about 5 years already, the total block is 9 million.
Gate.io: Will it produce invalid information accumulation?
Dr Jeff: Yes, but there is a follow-up solution, which is SmartData-Intelligent Data Processing, which was released last year. It is scored on this framework. It is different from the simplest highest TPS. In the past, many blocks will be empty. Redundancy is even worthless, which will put a lot of pressure on the node disk. After the release of SmartData reduction, it successfully compressed 200G to 20G, which is almost 10 times compression. In theory, mobile phones can run on it. But because of some bandwidth requirements, the subsequent continuous evolution process, the ultimate goal is to make the nodes lighter and lighter and let more nodes access.
Gate.io: We are also mining at Pos nodes. Staking is hot in 2019, what do you think of Staking?
Dr Jeff: Halved, burning is also very hot this year. Why is burning important? I think it is related to Staking. Staking is naturally an inflation. There will be more and more tokens. Only burning will make the value continuously increase.
Gate.io: How did you consider this piece of PCHAIN?
Dr Jeff: We have such a mechanism for planning POS in the white paper, and we have always believed that it is leading the technology development trend in the industry. People who have read the PCHAIN ​​white paper will understand that PCHAIN ​​is also a halved token. Like Bitcoin, our mechanism is also halved in 4 years. This year is the second year. Second, the total amount is constant. How much Ethereum will issue on the original basis each year, and the newly mined Token on PCHAIN ​​is limited to 15% of pos. If it cannot be mined already, the owner on the childchain can go to the market to buy Token and inject it into the childchain, so that the miners of the childchain have the motivation to continue mining. This is different from Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Gate.io: Users ask: When will the commercial childchain start?
Dr Jeff: First quarter. The most important part of the year 2020 plan is the commercial childchain. The commercial childchain project in the first quarter must be confirmed. Although the impact of the new coronavirus, we are still very confident and communication has been ongoing.
Gate.io: How many commercial childchains are expected to be in PCHAIN ​​this year?
Dr Jeff: It’s hard to predict, but I can tell you that there are three childchains moving forward. Recently, there have been successive partners and domestic top software developers communicating. Because of the high incidence of blockchain applications this year, if they cooperate with large-scale software development, there may be a relatively explosive momentum.
Gate.io: What do you think of Staking?
Dr Jeff: Many of us still think from a technical point of view. POW has been for many years. The disadvantages of power consumption have been around for a long time, but the degree of decentralization is high. The future trend must be the large-scale application of the blockchain. This is a trend, and efficiency is very important. All projects are talking about POS. Staking is a derivative of the consensus mechanism. Only by holding the token in it will we focus on its security . Many early projects also exposed a lot of problems, which gradually reduced by half.
Gate.io: What are the shortcomings in the development process that need to be improved?
Dr Jeff: The shortcomings in the market are still relatively lacking. In 2018, our focus is all overseas, so the domestic voice is relatively small. After 2019, it has been developing and strengthening in the domestic market area, so that more people recognize PCHAIN.
Gate.io: I think we have our own wallet?
Dr Jeff: Yes, the current function can be staking, and a cross-chain transfer can be performed between the main chain and the childchain. Its basic positioning is a technology-oriented wallet, and the future plan is also in terms of technology. For example, quickly put some interesting applications (especially Ethereum) on PCHAIN, which is also a relatively important function. We are compatible with EVM of Ethereum. An Ethereum application developer can put it on PCHAIN ​​with almost no code changes.
Gate.io: What other application scenarios does the blockchain have in addition to the cryptocurrency circle? How to balance speed and decentralization under safe conditions?
Dr Jeff: Impossible triangle of blockchain, security, efficiency and security, in a certain perspective, there is no solution. The fundamental problem of balance lies in whether the consensus algorithm itself is good enough. Our original new consensus algorithm is called PDBFT consensus algorithm. Last year, everyone talked more than BFT, VIF random numbers, and a BOS data compression, including the Cosmos overseas team said that BOS has been integrated, our PDBFT integrates these three factors together, let the communication volume from the square of N to N, the degree of decentralization has been improved while ensuring efficiency.
Gate.io: The current commercial childchain is Private Chain. How to connect to Public Chain?
Dr Jeff: Cross-chain. In the future, in addition to its own main chain and childchains, it can also cross other chains.
Gate.io: Why did you choose to be listed at Gate.io?
Dr Jeff: Gate.io is one of the few exchanges that is very consistent with our basic thinking and philosophy of work, including founder Mr. Han, who has been persistently committed to technology, and even we have studied technical details for several hours. We have also contacted the founders of many exchanges. There are not many people like founder Mr. Han who know every detail very well. Secondly, Gate.io has a good community foundation. I think Gate.io is also in the world TOP position, its transaction volume and non-wash trading order are very real, this is very consistent with the spiritual pursuit of the blockchain.
Gate.io: Our users ask you, how to reduce the number of communication handshake to maintain consistency? The current workload proofs are all based on Sha256. Is there any further progress?
Dr Jeff: The Sha256 workload proof belongs to POW’s consensus algorithm and belongs to an axiom proof. Based on this axiom, everyone agrees that its decentralization is very good. However, in all POS, the emphasis is on cooperative handshake, which cannot be reduced from the perspective of collaboration, but it can reduce the amount of information transmitted during the collaboration process. Example: The reduction of communication volume makes the amount of collaboration less. Through communication compression, a lot of people shaking hands at the same time also improve the efficiency.
Gate.io: If the user wants to know some information, in addition to the official website and public account, and where can I find the desired content on the domestic platform?
Dr Jeff: If you prefer technology, you can go to github to watch it. There have been 23 major and minor upgrades since the mainnet launch last year.
Gate.io: What are the main adjustments to the mainnet upgrade?
Dr Jeff: It’s mainly rewarding. It’s a small part of staking for optimization.
Gate.io: Can you talk about future plans?
Dr Jeff: In the future, the focus will be on the commercial childchain. In addition to this, SmartData will be more important. At present, it is relatively new. Like Oracle, it is also part of SmartData.
Gate.io: How many people are using the new commercial childchain?
Dr Jeff: Generally speaking, there were thousands of data on a commercial childchain last year.
Gate.io: Some of the businesses on PCHAIN ​​are private chains. How can we get to the common chain in the future?
Dr Jeff: The commercial childchain itself has such a switch, uploading a part of the hash value to the public chain, and the user can operate it if he wants to open the switch, which depends on the consensus of these enterprises participating in the alliance chain.

Dr. Jeff Cao introduction
Dr Jeff, the founder of PCHAIN, the chief scientist of the China Internet of Things blockchain, the inventor of China’s first blockchain international patent, and the co-sponsor of China Ledger. In 2016, he completed the world ’s first transfer of blockchain asset income rights. He was the head of the IBM blockchain and has published a total of 22 top international papers and more than 30 US patents. He has chaired multiple ACM IEEE top international conference forums.

You can follow PCHAIN below
Telegram 1, Telegram(Chinese Community) Telegram(Russian Community),Telegram(Spanish Community) Telegram(Germany Community), Telegram (French Community) Telegram (Vietnam Community), Telegram Announcement Channel Twitter, Steemit,RedditFoundeCEO’s Twitter
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Fun out-of-the-box web commands for Windows 10

No WSL required; these commands work in the command prompt without any setup whatsoever:
 finger [email protected] - a nice meteogram (also works in XP/Vista/7/8 by default) ssh redditbox.us - a CLI Reddit client ssh netris.rocketnine.space - multiplayer tetris ssh sshtron.zachlatta.com - a multiplayer Tron clone ssh [email protected] - a fun roguelike game ssh [email protected] -p 2222 - guess free minesweeper; Pass: play ssh brow.sh - a CLI internet browser (I haven't been able to click on things unless I'm running it on macOS or Linux) ssh chat.shazow.net - a chat room full of strangers ssh [email protected] - play various games including checkers curl https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/observations/metastations/KATL.TXT - METAR, replace KATL with any other ICAO curl parrot.live - a cute parrot animation curl https://icanhazdadjoke.com - shitty jokes curl pseudorandom.name - generates a random name curl dict://dict.org/d:computer - dictionary curl 12.io/ip - fetches your IP curl ipinfo.io/8.8.8.8 - fetches your geolocation 
If you enter “reg add HKCU\Console /v VirtualTerminalLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 1” then ANSI escape sequences will format correctly, which allows the following additional commands to output correctly: (and it colors the parrot)
 curl wttr.in/moon - see the current phase of the moon curl http://getnews.tech - see the top headlines curl cheat.sh - the home display for sub commands to programming resources curl cmc.rjldev.com - get coinmarketcap top 100 cryptocurrencies 
If you navigate to "Control panel -> Regional settings -> Administrative tab-> Change system locale" and activate "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support" the following additional curl commands will also output correctly, IF you're using an advanced command line application such as Cmder or the new Windows Terminal:
 curl rate.sx - bitcoin prices curl rate.sx/[email protected] - bitcoin trend graph curl qrenco.de/STRING - replace string and generate a QR code curl wttr.in/cityname - get the weather forecast for your city curl v2.wttr.in/cityname - get a graphical weather forecast for your city 
These commands are now possible on Windows 10 since support for finger, ssh, and curl was added and enabled by default. You can setup a doskey for cmd aliases. Note that curl commands in PowerShell must be entered as curl.exe. There are also some fun telnet game servers as well as the Star Wars Episode IV ASCII movie (alternatively you can watch it with Netcat on port 23, "nc towel.blinkenlights.nl 23" which can be installed with Scoop, also try "nc rya.nc 1987") but the telnet feature must be manually enabled (run "dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:TelnetClient") and its known for being an insecure protocol. If you still choose to enable it, here's a bitcoin ticker and some fun game servers:
 telnet ticker.bitcointicker.co 10080 telnet freechess.org telnet aardmud.org telnet telehack.com telnet milek7.gq telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000 
I'd recommend Scoop as well as Pip (bundled with Python installation, which can be installed through Scoop and includes twitter and term2048) if you enjoyed these commands and would like more. Let me know if there's any commands that I should add to this list, I found most of them here!
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!
SwapSpace team is always ready for discussion. You can drop an email with your suggestions and questions to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Join our social networks: Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Telegram The best rates on https://swapspace.co/ Why SwapSpace https://swapspace.co/blog/2019/09/17/why-swapspace/
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!
SwapSpace team is always ready for discussion. You can drop an email with your suggestions and questions to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Join our social networks: Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Telegram The best rates on https://swapspace.co/ Why SwapSpace https://swapspace.co/blog/2019/09/17/why-swapspace/
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!

SwapSpace team is always ready for discussion. You can drop an email with your suggestions and questions to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Join our social networks: Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Telegram The best rates on https://swapspace.co/ Why SwapSpace https://swapspace.co/blog/2019/09/17/why-swapspace/
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Crypto Events of 2020

The cryptocurrency industry is far from where it was in the early days. These days, millions of people across the planet spend their daily lives all on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dozens of events worldwide attract investors that are seeking knowledge. We’ve seen the impact an event can have before, especially during the 2017 bull market where events led the market. Because of the potential impact, we would like to inform you of the upcoming events that are scheduled for this year to happen. If you already know something is coming up, you can start planning ahead and predicting what the possible outcome will be.
5. The uprise of centralized stablecoins
The main reason why cryptocurrencies were created was to stay away from third-party control. When you have your possessions stored on blockchains, you are the one that has access, no one else has. When it comes to money, for example, you now have the ability to perform anonymous transactions. However, making anonymous transactions is becoming harder by the day. In lots of countries, cash payments are limited to a couple of thousand euros, which brings you to digital matters. The problem with this digital matter is third-party interference. Banks, shops, governments can all see what kind of transactions you are making. To disrupt the technology that’s disrupting industries, governments like Chinese ones are now actively developing their state stablecoins. This year could just be the year where a country or multiple release their digital currencies and force people to start using it. We have seen it in Venezuela, but this time it will be properly executed. The more control the government has, the happier they are.
4. ETF Approval
Something that’s been lurking around the corner is the approval of Exchange Traded Funds by the American SEC. It’s basically a way for institutional investors to proportionally invest parts of their portfolio into bitcoin or cryptocurrencies as a whole. As many attempts have failed in earlier years, the propositions are becoming more robust every time. Plus, the entire cryptocurrency market becomes more stable by the day. And, with more trust in the industry, the SEC will eventually realize that it’s not going to vanish.
3. Consensus 2020
Those who have been around for multiple years probably will remember what happened in 2017 and 2018 surrounding Consensus. It’s one of the biggest cryptocurrency/blockchain events across the entire world. It’s hosted in New York, the United States from May 11th till 13th. Earlier Consensus was the event where new coins were released, ICOs were announced and investors opened up their wallets to new opportunities. Meanwhile, investors who weren’t present at the event were patiently waiting for all the news to come out. When they did, you could see the prices of all kinds of coins increasing rapidly. This year, Consensus is home to lots of great speakers from all major companies. It’s sponsored by companies like IBM, Santander, Bakkt and many others.
2. Ethereum 2.0 launches
As a runner up in terms of market cap, Ethereum has shown a strong presence ever since its start. The project was the leading force to the ICO bubble back in 2017 and it managed to reach a price 4 times higher than where it is these days. Meanwhile, development has never stopped, and the founder and genius mind behind the project, Vitalik Buterin, is busy plotting the next release. This release will be Ethereum 2.0. It will be the moment the Ethereum blockchain switches from a Proof-Of-Work consensus method to a Proof-Of-Stake. This will mean that you can now stake your Ethereum and earn a reward for simply holding your tokens. This will create more scarcity and utility to the token, which might lead to an increase in price. Now, nothing is guaranteed in this world but one thing is for sure: lots of people are stacking up on Ethereum!
1. The bitcoin halvening
The event that everyone’s been getting excited about for the past months is the Bitcoin Halvening. It’s the event where the reward for miners gets cut in half. We’ve discussed the event in a prior blog post, so we won’t go into much detail. All we can say is that many people are expecting bitcoin to make some major moves around the halvening. It’s scheduled for mid-may this year, so expect some fireworks around this period! The hashtag #StackingSatoshis has been trending for a long time on crypto Twitter, so maybe you should do the same!
When looking at the events for the upcoming year, it’s safe to say we are up for a revolutionary year. It will be a year with many changes and possibly the year where we will see another bull run happening, the one that we’ve all been waiting on since the end of 2018. We will keep you posted on everything that’s happening around these major events. But always make sure to stay on top of things yourself as well, all of these events might affect the price of bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies!
SwapSpace team is always ready for discussion. You can drop an email with your suggestions and questions to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Join our social networks: Twitter, Medium, Facebook, Telegram The best rates on https://swapspace.co/ Why SwapSpace https://swapspace.co/blog/2019/09/17/why-swapspace/
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Gold and USDT: What 2019 Has Brought

Gold and USDT: What 2019 Has Brought
2019 is ending on a positive note. From a financial standpoint, everything that could have grown has done so: stocks, commodities, precious metals, futures, and all sorts of risky assets. Even Bitcoin, in spite of the negative results in the last six months of the year, has shown an overall growth of over 120%.

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But what about gold? The price of the precious metal has increased by 18% this year. Such an aspect is particularly interesting, granted that the US stock market has been growing for 10 years straight (this hasn’t happened for a long time). Gold is considered a hedging asset, and it usually sees an influx of capitals when the stock market goes through a downturn. Why? That's easy: in times of crisis, investors sell their stocks and are left with lots of cash on their hands – and nowhere to invest that cash. The most logical way to get rid of this money is to purchase gold, thus leading to an increase in demand.
This is all theory, however. The markets keep changing all the time. Just think of the current situation. In the past 10 years, while the US stock market kept on growing inexorably, the price of gold doubled. More so, it has increased fivefold since the start of the new century, or in the past 19 years. These aspects point to a new trend: gold seems to grow faster and faster – even when there's no crisis in sight.
Why is this happening? Well, there is more and more free money in the world – and less and less free market niches with low competition. Market players are unwilling to invest in highly competitive markets, given the low profit potential. At the same time, the worldwide middle class is actively expanding, especially in Asia. By contrast, the amount of gold isn't really growing. Sure, it's being mined (though the amount extracted every year is rather low). At the same time, some of it exits circulation forever – as it is either lost or utilized in specific industries. A larger amount of gold settles down in vaults belonging to central banks, in private safe boxes, or on the necks, hands, and ears of Indian buyers :). This should explain the constant growth of the gold price, since the demand outstrips the supply. What about USDT? Investors who chose to store their capital in this digital currency have become 18% poorer in the gold equivalent. As such, many people wonder what will happen in 2020. Will the price of GOLD keep growing? Nobody knows, and market forecasts are often wrong.
As such, it is best to try and reason logically. 2020 will be marked by a further easing of the monetary policy in several leading countries. The US, EU, and Japan will keep on printing money, with smaller economies following suit. Moreover, the Federal Reserve may lower the interest rates again. These aspects will likely generate even more free and unbacked money in the economy.
If the long-awaited global recession finally begins (pessimists have been expecting it since 2009), central banks will print massive amounts of money to try and extinguish the fast-spreading fire.
What will this mean for the price of gold? Will it fall by 20% or grow by 20%? We would bet on the latter. As such, this means that USDT investors will once again lose 20% of their capital in gold equivalent.
So what should you do? The answer is simple: buy GOLD tokens, since they are 100% pegged to the price of gold. Buy – and then watch as those who have invested in fiat-pegged stablecoins lose more and more of their capital to inflation.
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Node Pacific Joins Global Blockchain Leaders Summit 2019

Node Pacific Joins Global Blockchain Leaders Summit 2019

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Global Blockchain Leaders Summit (GBLS) 2019, which was held at Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas on Dec. 17, was hosted by ZG.COM, a blockchain digital asset trading platform. Co-sponsored by Gravitera Consulting, the Korean Institute of Blockchain Technology, Coinin, a blockchain investment accelerating platform, and Coin Otaku, the biggest Japanese cryptocurrency media. The summit was packed with more than 1,000 media and investment institutions, about 1,000 blockchain industry leaders from 20 countries as well as more than 3,000 industry officials, making the event the biggest blockchain summit of the year, a GBLS official said.
Han Seung-soo, the Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea attended the Global Blockchain Leaders Summit, while the Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an opening speech.
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Node Pacific, the World Largest Node Operator, was invited to attend GBLS 2019.
As we all know, year of 2019 is a very special year for the blockchain community. Libra and DCEP have come to the stage. President Xi Jinping urges accelerated blockchain technology adoption in China. The Korea Summit has taken this chance to review the development of the blockchain industry in 2019. Meanwhile, Bitcoin China CEO Mr. Yang Linke was invited to deliver a keynote speech on “Global Blockchain Development Trends in 2020”.
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Allen, CMO of Node Pacific was invited to participated the GBLS gala dinner as a ZG.COM partner. He shared his views with politicians and entrepreneurs from all industries, blockchain experts and scholars on the integration of blockchain technology with the real economy, the pain points of the cryptocurrency exchange development, industry innovation, future investment, technological reform and many other important issues.
Meeting a lot of the event guests at the booth, he said that the summit was a good opportunity to interact with other businesses and discuss the way forward together, generating a collaborative value as Node Pacific has been pursuing.
Node Pacific
Node pacific (节点亚太) is the world largest nodes operator, which has integrated technology, cloud services and overseas services into one whole spectrum. Node Pacific’s blockchain eco-system governance service has covered 153 countries and regions worldwide. So far, Node Pacific has secured a Pre-A Series of funding from StarWin Capital and has established partnership with Tencent Cloud and Alibaba Cloud successively.
With its solid blockchain technical accumulation and eco-system construction experience, Node Pacific provides blockchain APIs, utility components for SME, blockchain technology solution and eco-system construction tools for its major clients, the overseas teams.

Contacts

For more information, please contact us via the following channels:
Wechat ID: NodePacific Telegram:https://t.me/nodepacific Official Website:https://www.nodepacific.com Twitter:https://twitter.com/node\_pacific Official Weibo:https://www.weibo.com7031545621 Medium:https://medium.com/@nodepacific Reddit:https://www.reddit.com/usenodepacific
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$50,000 worth of crypto and $PANDA #800cc

Hello first of all have a good greeting to all of the crypto community on this occasion I find myself in need of telling you about a very small event but my instinct in this matter tells me that it will give much to talk about! There is a community in social networks under the name of # 800cc where there is encouraging the use, distribution and everything related to cryptocurrencies. But what is special about this community? Well, its members are from all over the world and in my opinion they are growing exponentially every day, but it is not the growth that only attracts my attention but it is their way of influencing people and making everyone interested in every day. very active to the point that they have been several times trends on twitter which reflects their power that they have won hard with much dedication. In Life I have learned that changes are always necessary for the evolution of humanity, and that sometimes certain changes, even if they are very small, are the ones that gradually influence a result in the future, therefore that community thanks In his power to spread crypto knowledge has brought together a prominent group of people who have not only learned everything about crypto, but the market, its possible applications, development and distribution but best of all they have that great human quality that is to do the common good for all, with that in mind the group # 800cc and seeing the injustices in the market #Hex was the task and need to develop a token for people and as they would say done by the same people. Then in the networks of his group the initiative to choose a name was given and it was promoted to develop the code of an eventual currency but the most important of treatment as a strong topic to create a token that will generate dividends through the technology of slp that is well known It is the most reliable and economical way to make money. So without more to say and by small individual actions the titanic task of creating #PANDA begins
But what is #Panda. Panda is a token that if we analyze well only its initial price can go up but logical it can eventually go down in the market if nobody buys it because it generates trust, but in my humble opinion it will go up because it is backed by a huge community that grows every second
but not like $ HEX where 500 Million goes for sale each day, and if someone pays $ 1 they get them all and there's also locking / staking options for people who want that and as SLP technology / script improves, $ PANDA will be one of the earliest SLP tokens that held the first ever of what I consider a "fair" sale
With every other coin sale, like $ HEX. $ PANDA and $ CCDC are SLP that run on Bitcoin Cash and everyone is possible with panda because it has slp technology. Why does panda grow? and stressed this several times! It is the trust placed in the people in this project now for a second think that this auction is being carried out at this moment in that community that grows every second an auction to acquire a lot of 1,000,000 of #Panda and in the first hours caused a stir and a response that surpassed the expected one, but if the majority has my vision and the sharp mind as I have it, I will say #Panda will be a resounding success in the near future because they are heading to raise the $ 50,000 dollars in less than 3 days and the incredible of everything without a platform still well defined, without marketing, without worldwide advertising, without a website, without specific and detailed information on how the token works etc and etc. Only the goodwill and intentions of a group of actives members who want panda to become the next way to generate short-term dividends to their holders. That is why I approve Panda is a good long-term project and I tell you if you put the money in the bank this money is devalued, I will only tell you when you pay for a coffee? For a bottle of water? For that small amount you can leave a day or an hour to do it and start the change in your life, save these words, "invest in panda". Do not drink coffee, soda, or water for one time and get that little money and you can invest in the long term and turn it into thousands maybe hundreds of thousands even if you don't believe it. panda is interconnected with a token called $ccdc which provides fair and equitable profits to the members of the community # 800cc and thus its effort and dedication to the project is paid, it is worth noting that anyone can obtain for this token that generates dividends, they just have to join the community and be very active in it. I will be very close to $Panda and try to keep them updated from here I welcome and support Panda and You! What are you waiting for Join the panda project. If you want to contribute here is the link that I share with you from your telegram group t.me/PANDA800cc more info There.
I am @miguelAfrancoL on twitter (sirbitcoin800cc) until next time
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12-16 22:14 - 'HELP PROMOTE BITCOIN' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/DaMonk2019 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 49-59min

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Dont throw the prices and yields or personal gains on Bitcoin in your friends or familys face this holiday time.. maybe instead, bring up the core values of decentralization payments, peer to peer transactions ox all kinds of data.. and of course the fact that BTC goes from strength to strength. This time last year or something like that, 2010 maybe, BTC was at it's all time low.. maybe it was just for that year exactly 1 year later it's still dumping massively but STILL over 103% increase in value. If they dont want to look at it as a payme t system ...(yet), then use it as a money box. Explain how fiat will always make people poorer than before without realizing but BTC wont. Only market volatility is what we watch for HODLers. Explain a little, even open them a wallet and use your referral for Coinbase or some other wallet and get money yourself. Get them to link their bank, just as PayPal would, and if needed, send them some crypto... $10 worth of BTC. If they add to it then great, if they dont, keep checking the balance for them when your together and they will see it riskng and falling.. and that in itself will induce interest. The problem right now is the BTC dumps. To counter this, we need the order books filled with orders (longs) for below market price expecting a pump. A $10 stake will help, but we need to rally for bitcoin as this is at a critical level for the long od crypto, the first and most valuable and possibly the best find of the 21st century. Twitter look up DarDaMonk and the hash is... # RallyForBitcoin Help get the tag on a trend... it's been seen worldwide. If interested, I have a oink to register to Coinbase and will send you it if you dknt have an account.
Also have a trading course, just a one off fee for charts and what they mean a basic profit method and alot more. Subscription trade calls and setups. NOT MANDATORY.... but please do get the coinbase thing going and in support we are all changing our social media profile AVATARS to Bitcoin logos so if you would do that, it shows you support the safe, decentralized, minimal fee payme t system, run on a blockchain which is the future. DKNT WAIT. DO IT NOW!
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191127(Market index 20 — Extreme Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191127(Market index 20 — Extreme Fear state)

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Travala Partners With Booking.com To Enable Crypto Payments At Worldwide AccommodationsTravala, a blockchain-based hotel booking platform, has partnered with online travel agency giant Booking.com to enable crypto payments at accommodations around the world, according to a press release.In addition to traditional currencies, Travala supports payments with its native utility token, AVA, and 20 other leading digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, BNB, Stellar, and Cardano.
UPbit Might Be Hacked Transferring Large Amount Of Cryptocurrency To Unknown WalletsAccording to a news report, South Korean cryptocurrency exchange UPbit stopped trading after a cryptocurrency withdrawal of about 60 billion won. UPbit released a notice at around 04:30 UTC on Nov 27, which reads UPbit will temporarily suspend cryptocurrency deposits and withdrawals due to server check.According to relevant persons in crypto, it has not been confirmed whether the exchange has been hacked or has transferred the cryptocurrencies to a cold wallet. Generally speaking, users will be notified in advance when the exchange transfers a large amount of cryptocurrency assets. Communities suspected UPbit was hacked. Currently, regulators such as the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) are investigating whether UPbit has been hacked.
Fidelity Starts To Reward Employees in CryptoFidelity Investments, a multinational financial service giant, has started to incentivize its employees in digital currencies.For the pilot initiative, Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology’s (FCAT), the company’s research and development arm, collaborated with TokenSoft and is using the ERC-1404 token standard.
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This past week, litecoin price struggled to climb above the $50.00 resistance area against the US Dollar. As a result, LTC price extended its decline below the $45.00 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
Moreover, it traded close to the $42.00 level and formed a new monthly low at $42.15. Later, there was an upside correction, similar to bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple and BCH.
Litecoin recovered above the $44.00 and $45.00 resistance levels. Besides, it spiked above the $47.00 level and the hourly simple moving average. However, the upward move was capped by the $47.50 resistance area.
More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $47.80 on the hourly chart of the LTC/USD pair. If there is an upside break above the $47.80 and $48.50 resistance, the price could continue to rise.
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The Great Bitcoin Bull Market Of 2017 by Trace Mayer

By: Trace Mayer, host of The Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast.
Originally posted here with images and Youtube videos.
I just got back from a two week vacation without Internet as I was scouring some archeological ruins. I hardly thought about Bitcoin at all because there were so many other interesting things and it would be there when I got back.
Jimmy Song suggested I do an article on the current state of Bitcoin. A great suggestion but he is really smart (he worked on Armory after all!) so I better be thorough and accurate!
Therefore, this article will be pretty lengthy and meticulous.
BACKGROUND
As I completely expected, the 2X movement from the New York Agreement that was supposed to happen during the middle of my vacation flopped on its face because Jeff Garzik was driving the clown car with passengers willfully inside like Coinbase, Blockchain.info, Bitgo and Xapo and there were here massive bugS and in the code and miners like Bitmain did not want to allocate $150-350m to get it over the difficulty adjustments.
I am very disappointed in their lack of integrity with putting their money where their mouths are; myself and many others wanted to sell a lot of B2X for BTC!
On 7 December 2015, with Bitcoin trading at US$388.40, I wrote The Rise of the Fourth Great Bitcoin Bubble. On 4 December 2016, with Bitcoin trading at US$762.97, I did this interview:

As of 26 November 2017, Bitcoin is trading around US$9,250.00. That is an increase of about 2,400% since I wrote the article prognosticating this fourth great Bitcoin bull market. I sure like being right, like usual (19 Dec 2011, 1 Jul 2013), especially when there are financial and economic consequences.
With such massive gains in such a short period of time the speculative question becomes: Buy, Hold or Sell?
FUNDAMENTALS
Bitcoin is the decentralized censorship-resistant Internet Protocol for transferring value over a communications channel.
The Bitcoin network can use traditional Internet infrastructure. However, it is even more resilient because it has custom infrastructure including, thanks to Bitcoin Core developer Matt Corrallo, the FIBRE network and, thanks to Blockstream, satellites which reduce the cost of running a full-node anywhere in the world to essentially nothing in terms of money or privacy. Transactions can be cheaply broadcast via SMS messages.
SECURITY
The Bitcoin network has a difficulty of 1,347,001,430,559 which suggests about 9,642,211 TH/s of custom ASIC hardware deployed.
At a retail price of approximately US$105/THs that implies about $650m of custom ASIC hardware deployed (35% discount applied).
This custom hardware consumes approximately 30 TWh per year. That could power about 2.8m US households or the entire country of Morocco which has a population of 33.85m.
This Bitcoin mining generates approximately 12.5 bitcoins every 10 minutes or approximately 1,800 per day worth approximately US$16,650,000.
Bitcoin currently has a market capitalization greater than $150B which puts it solidly in the top-30 of M1 money stock countries and a 200 day moving average of about $65B which is increasing about $500m per day.
Average daily volumes for Bitcoin is around US$5B. That means multi-million dollar positions can be moved into and out of very easily with minimal slippage.
When my friend Andreas Antonopolous was unable to give his talk at a CRYPSA event I was invited to fill in and delivered this presentation, impromptu, on the Seven Network Effects of Bitcoin.
These seven network effects of Bitcoin are (1) Speculation, (2) Merchants, (3) Consumers, (4) Security [miners], (5) Developers, (6) Financialization and (7) Settlement Currency are all taking root at the same time and in an incredibly intertwined way.
With only the first network effect starting to take significant root; Bitcoin is no longer a little experiment of magic Internet money anymore. Bitcoin is monster growing at a tremendous rate!!

SPECULATION
For the Bitcoin price to remain at $9,250 it requires approximately US$16,650,000 per day of capital inflow from new hodlers.
Bitcoin is both a Giffen good and a Veblen good.
A Giffen good is a product that people consume more of as the price rises and vice versa — seemingly in violation of basic laws of demand in microeconomics such as with substitute goods and the income effect.
Veblen goods are types of luxury goods for which the quantity demanded increases as the price increases in an apparent contradiction of the law of demand.
There are approximately 16.5m bitcoins of which ~4m are lost, ~4-6m are in deep cold storage, ~4m are in cold storage and ~2-4m are salable.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/lost-bitcoins-1.jpg)
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/lost-bitcoins-2.jpg)
And forks like BCash (BCH) should not be scary but instead be looked upon as an opportunity to take more territory on the Bitcoin blockchain by trading the forks for real bitcoins which dries up more salable supply by moving it, likely, into deep cold storage.
According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 15.4m millionaires in the United States and about 12m HNWIs ($30m+ net worth) in the world. In other words, if every HNWI in the world wanted to own an entire bitcoin as a 'risk-free asset' that cannot be confiscated, seized or have the balance other wise altered then they could not.
For wise portfolio management, these HNWIs should have at least about 2-5% in gold and 0.5-1% in bitcoin.
Why? Perhaps some of the 60+ Saudis with 1,700 frozen bank accounts and about $800B of assets being targetted might be able to explain it to you.
In other words, everyone loves to chase the rabbit and once they catch it then know that it will not get away.
RETAIL
There are approximately 150+ significant Bitcoin exchanges worldwide. Kraken, according to the CEO, was adding about 6,000 new funded accounts per day in July 2017.
Supposedly, Coinbase is currently adding about 75,000 new accounts per day. Based on some trade secret analytics I have access to; I would estimate Coinbase is adding approximately 17,500 new accounts per day that purchase at least US$100 of Bitcoin.
If we assume Coinbase accounts for 8% of new global Bitcoin users who purchase at least $100 of bitcoins (just pulled out of thin error and likely very conservative as the actual number is perhaps around 2%) then that is approximately $21,875,000 of new capital coming into Bitcoin every single day just from retail demand from 218,750 total new accounts.
What I have found is that most new users start off buying US$100-500 and then after 3-4 months months they ramp up their capital allocation to $5,000+ if they have the funds available.
After all, it takes some time and practical experience to learn how to safely secure one's private keys.
To do so, I highly recommend Bitcoin Core (network consensus and full validation of the blockchain), Armory (private key management), Glacier Protocol (operational procedures) and a Puri.sm laptop (secure non-specialized hardware).
WALL STREET
There has been no solution for large financial fiduciaries to invest in Bitcoin. This changed November 2017.
LedgerX, whose CEO I interviewed 23 March 2013, began trading as a CFTC regulated Swap Execution Facility and Derivatives Clearing Organization.
The CME Group announced they will begin trading in Q4 2017 Bitcoin futures.
The CBOE announced they will begin trading Bitcoin futures soon.
By analogy, these institutional products are like connecting a major metropolis's water system (US$90.4T and US$2 quadrillion) via a nanoscopic shunt to a tiny blueberry ($150B) that is infinitely expandable.
This price discovery could be the most wild thing anyone has ever experienced in financial markets.
THE GREAT CREDIT CONTRACTION
The same week Bitcoin was released I published my book The Great Credit Contraction and asserted it had now begun and capital would burrow down the liquidity pyramid into safer and more liquid assets.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/Great-Credit-Contraction-Liquidity-Pyramid.jpg)
Thus, the critical question becomes: Is Bitcoin a possible solution to the Great Credit Contraction by becoming the safest and most liquid asset?
BITCOIN'S RISK PROFILE
At all times and in all circumstances gold remains money but, of course, there is always exchange rate risk due to price ratios constantly fluctuating. If the metal is held with a third-party in allocated-allocated storage (safest possible) then there is performance risk (Morgan Stanley gold storage lawsuit).
But, if properly held then, there should be no counter-party risk which requires the financial ability of a third-party to perform like with a bank account deposit. And, since gold exists at a single point in space and time therefore it is subject to confiscation or seizure risk.
Bitcoin is a completely new asset type. As such, the storage container is nearly empty with only $150B.
And every Bitcoin transaction effectively melts down every BTC and recasts it; thus ensuring with 100% accuracy the quantity and quality of the bitcoins. If the transaction is not on the blockchain then it did not happen. This is the strictest regulation possible; by math and cryptography!
This new immutable asset, if properly secured, is subject only to exchange rate risk. There does exist the possibility that a software bug may exist that could shut down the network, like what has happened with Ethereum, but the probability is almost nil and getting lower everyday it does not happen.
Thus, Bitcoin arguably has a lower risk profile than even gold and is the only blockchain to achieve security, scalability and liquidity.
To remain decentralized, censorship-resistant and immutable requires scalability so as many users as possible can run full-nodes.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/ethereum-bitcoin-scability-nov-2017.png)
TRANSACTIONS
Some people, probably mostly those shilling alt-coins, think Bitcoin has a scalability problem that is so serious it requires a crude hard fork to solve.
On the other side of the debate, the Internet protocol and blockchain geniuses assert the scalability issues can, like other Internet Protocols have done, be solved in different layers which are now possible because of Segregated Witness which was activated in August 2017.
Whose code do you want to run: the JV benchwarmers or the championship Chicago Bulls?
As transaction fees rise, certain use cases of the Bitcoin blockchain are priced out of the market. And as the fees fall then they are economical again.
Additionally, as transaction fees rise, certain UTXOs are no longer economically usable thus destroying part of the money supply until fees decline and UTXOs become economical to move.
There are approximately 275,000-350,000 transactions per day with transaction fees currently about $2m/day and the 200 DMA is around $1.08m/day.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/bitcoin-transaction-fees-nov-2017.png)
What I like about transaction fees is that they somewhat reveal the financial health of the network.
The security of the Bitcoin network results from the miners creating solutions to proof of work problems in the Bitcoin protocol and being rewarded from the (1) coinbase reward which is a form of inflation and (2) transaction fees which is a form of usage fee.
The higher the transaction fees then the greater implied value the Bitcoin network provides because users are willing to pay more for it.
I am highly skeptical of blockchains which have very low transaction fees. By Internet bubble analogy, Pets.com may have millions of page views but I am more interested in EBITDA.
DEVELOPERS
Bitcoin and blockchain programming is not an easy skill to acquire and master. Most developers who have the skill are also financially independent now and can work on whatever they want.
The best of the best work through the Bitcoin Core process. After all, if you are a world class mountain climber then you do not hang out in the MacDonalds play pen but instead climb Mount Everest because that is where the challenge is.
However, there are many talented developers who work in other areas besides the protocol. Wallet maintainers, exchange operators, payment processors, etc. all need competent developers to help build their businesses.
Consequently, there is a huge shortage of competent developers. This is probably the largest single scalability constraint for the ecosystem.
Nevertheless, the Bitcoin ecosystem is healthier than ever before.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/bitcoin-ecosystem.jpg)(/images/bitcoin-ecosystem-small.jpg)
SETTLEMENT CURRENCY
There are no significant global reserve settlement currency use cases for Bitcoin yet.
Perhaps the closest is Blockstream's Strong Federations via Liquid.
PRICE
There is a tremendous amount of disagreement in the marketplace about the value proposition of Bitcoin. Price discovery for this asset will be intense and likely take many cycles of which this is the fourth.
Since the supply is known the exchange rate of Bitcoins is composed of (1) transactional demand and (2) speculative demand.
Interestingly, the price elasticity of demand for the transactional demand component is irrelevant to the price. This makes for very interesting dynamics!
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/bitcoin-speculation.jpg)
On 4 May 2017, Lightspeed Venture Partners partner Jeremy Liew who was among the early Facebook investors and the first Snapchat investor laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.
On 2 November 2017, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-02/blankfein-says-don-t-dismiss-bitcoin-while-still-pondering-value)said, "Now we have paper that is just backed by fiat...Maybe in the new world, something gets backed by consensus."
On 12 Sep 2017, JP Morgan CEO called Bitcoin a 'fraud' but conceded that "(http://fortune.com/2017/09/12/jamie-dimon-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-fraud-buy/)Bitcoin could reach $100,000".
Thus, it is no surprise that the Bitcoin chart looks like a ferret on meth when there are such widely varying opinions on its value proposition.
I have been around this space for a long time. In my opinion, those who scoffed at the thought of $1 BTC, $10 BTC (Professor Bitcorn!), $100 BTC, $1,000 BTC are scoffing at $10,000 BTC and will scoff at $100,000 BTC, $1,000,000 BTC and even $10,000,000 BTC.
Interestingly, the people who understand it the best seem to think its financial dominance is destiny.
Meanwhile, those who understand it the least make emotionally charged, intellectually incoherent bearish arguments. A tremendous example of worldwide cognitive dissonance with regards to sound money, technology and the role or power of the State.
Consequently, I like looking at the 200 day moving average to filter out the daily noise and see the long-term trend.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/bitcoin-price-200dma-nov-2017.png)
Well, that chart of the long-term trend is pretty obvious and hard to dispute. Bitcoin is in a massive secular bull market.
The 200 day moving average is around $4,001 and rising about $30 per day.
So, what do some proforma situations look like where Bitcoin may be undervalued, average valued and overvalued? No, these are not prognostications.
(http://www.runtogold.com/images/bitcoin-price-pro-forma.png)
Maybe Jamie Dimon is not so off his rocker after all with a $100,000 price prediction.
We are in a very unique period of human history where the collective globe is rethinking what money is and Bitcoin is in the ring battling for complete domination. Is or will it be fit for purpose?
As I have said many times before, if Bitcoin is fit for this purpose then this is the largest wealth transfer in the history of the world.
CONCLUSION
Well, this has been a brief analysis of where I think Bitcoin is at the end of November 2017.
The seven network effects are taking root extremely fast and exponentially reinforcing each other. The technological dominance of Bitcoin is unrivaled.
The world is rethinking what money is. Even CEOs of the largest banks and partners of the largest VC funds are honing in on Bitcoin's beacon.
While no one has a crystal ball; when I look in mine I see Bitcoin's future being very bright.
Currently, almost everyone who has bought Bitcoin and hodled is sitting on unrealized gains as measured in fiat currency. That is, after all, what uncharted territory with daily all-time highs do!
But perhaps there is a larger lesson to be learned here.
Riches are getting increasingly slippery because no one has a reliable defined tool to measure them with. Times like these require incredible amounts of humility and intelligence guided by macro instincts.
Perhaps everyone should start keeping books in three numéraires: USD, gold and Bitcoin.
Both gold and Bitcoin have never been worth nothing. But USD is a fiat currency and there are thousands of those in the fiat currency graveyard. How low can the world reserve currency go?
After all, what is the risk-free asset? And, whatever it is, in The Great Credit Contraction you want it!
What do you think? Disagree with some of my arguments or assertions? Please, eviscerate them on Twitter or in the comments!
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