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Butterfly Effect of Coronavirus Lockdown

Whereas a substantial portion of our population thinks wealth is purely abstract and can be created out of thin air without a cost somewhere, the reality is and has always been that money/currency is just a representation of tangible goods or services. Rather than walk around with a dozen cows looking for a car, you can bring a check with a hundred-cow-equivalent value of dollars to trade for the car. The seller can then give the check to a farmer in exchange for cows, if he wants to. Or for anything else. The convenience of notes is that they can be used to represent any real world resource, whether cows or gallons of gasoline or bags of rice or vials of insulin or hours of labor. But these are all just different resources. Money is a way of keeping track of resources. That's why the idea of getting rid of money is foolish, because you're going to be keeping track of who/where has how much of what, and whatever you use to do that is your currency, whether it's rations, bottle caps, cigarettes, bitcoins, gold bars or dollars.
Because money only represents resources, consider the consequence of halting the economy. Much of it is service industry, and so doesn't create novel resources in the exact same way as farming, logging, and mining do, but there is still loss of productivity, just not to the same degree. The big concern is in manufacturing. By not producing resources for weeks or months, what happens when we begin to experience shortages downstream? You can have all the dollars in the world, but they only represent real world resources. If there aren't any, then the dollars won't help you get the resources you need later on.
I've avoided specifics because I'm not knowledgeable yet on what exactly is being halted, but I wonder if locking down the entire economy won't possibly result in more people dying later on, from systemic issues of shortages of the tools needed for other medical treatments, or safety equipment maintenance, or cyber security, or difficulty getting loans to cover care because of banks being resistant to lend as a result of the stock market, ETC. It's almost impossible to measure directly, but I have to imagine that we'd be risking a lot more people dying in the long term because of consequences to our loss of productivity than those who will/would die from the virus. And that's without advocating for a do-nothing approach, either. There are three major Western philosophies on how to approach the issue, represented by the US, UK, and Denmark, and with my medical education I believe Denmark is most likely to turn out to be the best response. Waiting to see.
Do you agree? Do you think the cost to human life is likely to be as or more severe because of the cessation of economic productivity?
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Lessons learned - Crypto and Divorce - In January I was a millionaire thanks to BTC, then my wife divorces me and now I have $30,000 AMA

Crossreferencing u/nanoissuperior He wrote earlier today: https://www.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/comments/a3n6uw/in_january_i_was_a_millionaire_thanks_to_nano_now/
Title: In January I was a millionaire thanks to Nano, now I have $25,000 AMA

I was replying to his post, but my reply ended up being a bit too large as a reply and steered off-topic, albeit an interesting one. So I decided to make it its own post, because there may be a good lessons to be learned and hoping some will come forward with good information to be shared.
I hope it can help anyone on this sub avoid the costly mistakes that I made. Here it goes: FLAIR: LEGAL (not in the list)
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u/nanoissuperior are you who I think you are? I won't give out any further identifying clues, but I happen to know someone in the exact same position that could have written that exact same headline. If you read the first paragraph, you'll know if you know me.
The person I know bought Nano really early, based on a tip from a friend. I got in much later. By the time he told me it had already spiked to the $5 range, when I ended up buying. I then sold in the $20's so it was a good buy nonetheless. We were former colleagues at a large, large software company somewhere in the PNW, I left the company to venture out on my own and try to launch some projects I had in mind and relocated overseas for a few years. We lost contact with each other during my time away, but we connected again during the market runup and started exchanging coin information on a daily basis during the big bull run of late 2017. That was a crazy time.... the market trend was a few degrees short of vertical for pretty much all coins!

Hey, guess what? Now that I think about it, I could have written that same headline myself! In January 2018 I was a Millionaire too! Not with Nano, but thanks to purchasing a good chunk of Bitcoin in 2011 at $1.20 each. I ended up a single digit millionaire with what I had left in Bitcoin around January of 2018.
And, just like you, today, from all that wealth, I have about $30.000 left, with little to show for. Can we call that even? Although my disaster was not caused entirely by market fluctuation; Mine is a more complex story and I am going to mention it, because hopefully, it could serve as a lesson to be learned for any crypto holder out there, so they don't make the make mistake I made: Don't trust anyone. Always be skeptical and watch out for your own interests. Anyhow, here it goes:
After 5 years overseas, I had enough and wanted to come back to the States. My wife stated her preference to stay abroad, but eventually, she conceded albeit reluctantly. We chose a small town in CO to settle, and landed in November of 2017. We had plans to settle down and considered purchasing a home with my/our new fortune, based on the market price during that period. At the same time, I was also hesitant about the inherent tax payments due caused by such large liquidation. I was trying to have to pay taxes as far away as possible. So, I decided to wait till New Year's Eve and started liquidating my crypto on January 1st, 2018 right after midnight. This way, I would have 16 months (till April, 2019) to pay any capital gains taxes, and I was confident at the time that the market would give me that for free, especially at the pace that it was going. I have been an early adopter and have since then acquired the high levels of verification and trading limits per week, with many exchanges, but for a large sum like this, I needed several separate transactions, over the course of several weeks, especially wanting to do it with a US-based exchange that was linked to a US bank accounts, to avoid overseas wire transfers, meaning more fees. (Yes, I did look at all OTC options, but for reasons not relevant to the story, I couldn't make it happen, so I had to use the traditional Exchange channels for asset liquidation).
My wife and I, initially had some fundamental disagreements on the gross amount to be spent and the type of property we should be purchasing. I wanted a smaller place, with a denser, younger community, where there'd be kids our son's age for him to play. She insisted that we should go big; we had been traveling for so many years, and we had not been able to call any of our past residences our home. It was time to settle and nest; She convinced me that we should own a property of our own that we would be proud of living in for years. One that we could own outright and would not easily outgrow. We ended up splurging and purchased in cash two luxury cars for ourselves and set our sights on a large dream house in the city's Golf & Country Club, free and clear, for us and our two kids. I don't even play golf, nor do I even like it, but, if it makes her happy and it is within the safe margins of making it happen, I figured, why not? My concerns were largely financial and the numbers were adding up. It was a bit tight against my personal safe margins, but, at the same time, I was imagining to never have to make, or even have to think about, a car or home mortgage payment ever again! Bitcoin is on a roll and there is no sign of it stopping. Fine. Let's do it, before I change my mind.
Now, I admit I was extremely lucky with choosing the time of when to sell the assets. I had no clue the market would take a dive in February, and so it seemed to many that I had timed the market perfectly, selling most of my coins in the first two weeks of January of 2018. Many called me a genius for selling at the very top, as if I had some sort of wisdom to know when it would drop; the truth is much less flattering; it was nothing but dumb luck, based on me wanting to pay taxes in 2018 and defer to 2019. Awesome, well done! Yeah? well, slow down, son, not so fast.
So, I gather the 7-digit lumpsum in January 2018 and we write a check for the full amount at closing in February on the property of her dreams. A property that could easily be showcased on a luxury Real Estate magazine cover. Also, remember we had just moved back to the United States with just a few suitcases each from overseas. We had no furniture, kitchenware, curtains, TV's, bed sheets, winter clothing and so many other essential things that one usually purchases over time, but which we now had to purchase all at once. Not a problem, Bitcoin had dropped slightly but still well above $15k, I believe, at the time. And, earlier, in January, I had diligently taken this expense into account and effortlessly set aside a small fortune for equipping such a large house with everything we would ever need, brand new. It seemed we were protagonists of one of the Home Makeover Shows.
Finally, after working day and night, prepping the house non-stop for days and when every piece of furniture had finally arrived, been unpacked and carried to its corresponding room, it seemed most of the essentials were in place and the hard work was done. I longed for pouring myself a Scotch and to finally sit down and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I head downstairs to the dedicated walk-in, cigar-humidor / wine / Scotch cellar in the basement and grab the better bottle of Whisky of the few bottles of Scotch that I had bought earlier in the week. On my way up, I remember feeling a sense of calm, combined with a glow of excitement and this undescribable profound inner peace, all at once. This was such a rare, natural, non-drug induced high that I had never experienced. It felt so good! This sense of accomplishment of achieving that one thing I had been chasing and longing for my entire life. I had expected I would be chasing this goal for the next 15-20 years, and yet, here it was. No, where I was, was even better than expected! A place where not even my parents, who still have to make their monthly mortgage payments. I had done it! With a smile from ear to ear, I take a deep breath of relief and while looking around the property, I think to myself: "It's perfect, everything is in place and I can finally call this our home. We are so lucky and we are going to live a great life. A life that few can only dream of. So many concerns will be lifted and become redundant. Everything will be better. I'll start a fire in one of our two fireplaces and I am going to begin enjoying my semi-retired life with the first sip of my drink. That will be the official start of our new life".
I head over to the kitchen to get a glass and some ice cubes, while I struggle to find which one is the freezer among the many drawers in the kitchen. It was then when I notice a handwritten note placed front and center on the kitchen counter. It is from my wife and read: "There is no easy way to say this, so I am just going to say it..... I want to legally divorce [ ...]". It continued saying that she had taken our son, and had unequivocally decided to leave me. She had already filed the paperwork for divorce and that I should expect to be served in the morning.
My bliss had lasted less than 5 minutes and in less than two seconds, it turned dark, somber and I saw it all crumbling down in front of me. Like a long-awaited rocket launch, years in preparation, which then unexpectedly explodes on the launch pad during the countdown. My stomach, heart and everything in my body just sank and melted into one ball of poison in my core. I felt like throwing up. I was completely blindsided; she had played the game all along, not giving me the slightest hint of what was being concocted in the background. She had already engaged with her lawyers weeks beforehand. Her mother was already in town from another state to help out with I don't know what. I had been gaslighted and was threatened by her that I needed to see a psychiatrist due to a change in my temper that I had supposedly developed - my temper was awesome: with BTC at that price? Everything was perfect! But I obeyed and went anyhow (this would later fit her story that she had to leave with the child because she feared for her safety due to my supposed temper for which I was under treatment, therefore, I must have this temper problem, see?). Also, the purchase of the overpriced home also seemed clearly premeditated: Price was the main driver of the decision making; not location, demographics, taxes, etc. It was the wrong neighborhood for us (people much older than us, retired, golfers and no kids the same age as our son to play with). Our house happened to also be the most expensive in the neighborhood. I can see it all so clearly now.
See, your crypto coins on the blockchain, are not within the US court's jurisdiction (or, at least, it's quite debatable - a gray area - ask me for the seed and I can tell you that I may have the seed, or that I may not have the seed, I may have the wrong seed, I may have forgotten it, I may have lost it - you can't prove I did not forget, or lost it, etc). However, once it is in FIAT in a bank, or invested in a property, the courts can rule on the asset(s), freeze, disburse or order a sale of the property, etc. It's done all the time.
Also, the coins were technically mine, and by definition private property (not to be divided during the divorce) as they were acquired before the marriage. I could not prove its origins (I bought many of them via direct messaging members on Bitcointalk.org and mining rather than exchanges, so no records, receipts or nothing to prove otherwise: the big exchanges like BitStamp and Coinbase didn't start operations till 2013, if I m not mistaken. Instead, I would talk to one of the forum members offering coins we'd agree on a price, I'd send a check to wherever the individual seller instructed me to (Russia, Bulgaria, Japan, UK. etc) and the coins would be deposited to whatever address I provided. Yes, it was quite crude at the time.
However, once I converted my coins to cash and used that cash to buy a property for the benefit of the family, it became common property and thus she then had rights to a portion of it when divided between the two parties should a divorce occur - which ended up being almost 3/4 of all assets.
I was robbed in broad daylight. By the one person, I trusted with my life. The one you should trust with your life. Your life partner. And while I was in complete denial, trying to bargain, I waited too long to obtain good legal representation. When I finally ended up getting a lawyer, I was quite distraught and I clearly did not do the proper research and this resulted in a less than stellar performance and detrimental to me at many key steps in the process. I had to switch legal representation right before mediation and I can't blame my new lawyer either, as (s)he did not have the required time to catch up on all the details, (s)he did his/her best, but I was ultimately strongarmed into conceding my soon-to-be-ex-wife to let her return to the house, in exchange to obtain 50% of my son's custody, with serious and strict clauses I had to abide by. So, I had to move out, find a hole in the wall in a student apartment, pay my rent and pay our kids pre-school, while she lives grandiose, without monthly payments in the country club, till the house sells, which will likely be in the spring of next year. Nice!
Due to my delay, legal mishandling and somehow every other element in her favor, she inexplicably ended up with around 3/4 of the worth of all assets, free and clear, no taxes due. Mind you, she has never financially contributed, nor made a single $ during our entire marriage. She has never worked and had $0 in her pocket when we married. She didn't even have a checking account, well in her thirties. She is no dummy; she is street smart, knows how to manipulate people, get her way with flirting and charm, while I am more intellectual and book smart. and She beat me hands-down. She is walking away with a sum of, not quite 7 figures, but close.
With what I am left with from the sale of the house, I am responsible to pay for all the capital gains taxes from the liquidation to the IRS, which are due in April 2019. I don't expect there to be more left over than the estimated $30k mentioned above.
Hate the market all you want, I made peace with the market and am keeping busy at hating my ex for a while for putting me in the same situation. She tripped me 1 yard before the finish line and pushed me in the prickly bushes, to cross it by herself. Go figure. When I am done hating her, I'll get back to rebuilding my life again from scratch. I am not worried, I have done it before. Just pissed, I was so close and that I was so naive to not see it coming.
Sorry, I am not meaning to hijack the thread, just wanted you to know that others may have lost more than just "free" money; money we didn't really have to work for. We were the lucky ones. It is what I keep telling myself to stop me from jumping off a bridge.
PS - Woah: Sorry for the wall of text; I was just going to write the first paragraph and ended up venting about my current situation. I know, I should take this issue to /depressed, /exes or /whereisthenearestbridgeIcanjumpfrom.
Hopefully, this can be a lesson to those holding crypto and some can learn what NOT to do. I learned the hard way and was left with nothing. Don't be a nice guy. Don't trust anyone with your crypto. Anyhow, I am sure either our vigilant subreddit bot, or one of the mods will remove my post for not adhering to rule, and if not, I am sure that you fine people will downvote me to hell. Go ahead. Take away from me the little Karma I left too! Thanks!

I learned many lessons, but here are some key ones [IANAL - any crypto-educated AL opinion appreciated here, thanks] :
- Understand the concept of private property - property you acquire before getting married. INAL - this depends on the state legislation, but it is hard to prove with crypto, especially if you obtained your crypto through foreign exchanges, outside of legal jurisdictions, the petitioner might not understand or willing to invest in obtaining subpoenas and requests to businesses operating overseas, as this may result costly.
- Get a lawyer who understands, or is willing to understand crypto, its benefits of being somewhat unreachable and how that can work for you. Don't let them shortchange you with: "well, let's just convert the rest to cash, because that I understand" type of reasoning.
- If you do go to mediation, the above applies as well. This arbitrator or mediator needs to be one that understands the intrinsic details of crypto - for example, during the ATH, I bought 6 digits worth in $USD of Stellar. I used the very first version of the software, supporting Stellar on my hardware device, and put it all in a cold storage wallet somewhere around January. I routinely checked on my coins on the blockchain and they are there. A few months later, I try to access my account and the device returns a different public address, which contains 0 funds. I am still trying to debug this issue with the manufacturer, but the fact is that I was accused of hiding these coins or negligence and was demanded that I paid half of what was lost. or not lost, out of my pocket for money that I didn't have access either. I tried to explain it in the simplest terms, there are risks involved with using first come software. There is no 1800 number, mo tech support. no CEO, no, you can't call the BBB and complain, etc and no one seemed to be able to understand, nor willing to either. It became a huge roadblock for which I had to concede, not cash, but a concession, I was not wanting to concede. The petitioner leaned on the fact that I was either wilfully cheating or stupid enough to lose the coins and managed to create enough doubt in my character and integrity and there was nothing rational I could explain that she, or anyone else in the room would understand. Perhaps mutually contracting a seasoned crypto expert that can offer a neutral view and give his/her opinion might be worth considering. Andreas, where were you when I needed you? :)
- Other examples were some coins I had bought in 2012 and gifted to some of her family's kids. I was holding these, till they would turn 16 for them to pay themselves their college, or so I told them. These coins were demanded back by the petitioner. Ok, I suggested that I would send them, but with a CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY value with a block height of let's say,10 years from now, out of fear that she would spend the coins and the kids would never know (they are toddlers). No one understood what I was talking about, I was made out the crazy one, I gave up, sent her the coins, unlocked and, just as I expected, within 20 minutes of receiving them, she spent $1200 worth of it (for a flight, I think). If you are the only one speaking your language, no one is willing to listen or make an effort to understand you.
- It appears my coins were private property, which means, that I acquired them before the marriage and in case of divorce, if I have not moved them or used them for the common good of the marriage, then they remain mine. However, I liquidated them and cash ended up in my checking account to be used to buy groceries, cars and eventually a house, and it is then that they became common property. Only once they landed in my checking account on which she is named on. It appears that had I taken proper legal precautions with documentation, or a company/trust, where that money would have gone, instead of my checking accounts, elsewhere, I would have still been able to be the legal proprietor of the resulting cash. I can't quite remember the details, but it as something that was explained to me afterward, and I honestly think I just tuned it out, because it made me sick to know I could have held on to my wealth. Perhaps a lawyer can chime in? Again, much of the lack of information and every misstep taken was because of dealing with people that are accustomed to traditional assets and will not deviate from it. Crypto is different and is treated differently. It is so important to know the strengths and weaknesses when going into litigation about something that people don't understand.
- Some more I can think of, but this post is getting way out of hand in size. Feel free to comment/suggest your own and I'll add more to the comments.

Credits to: u/nanoissuperior Thanks for your post, it inspired me to write this one. Anyone, any karma you feels needs to go his way, for providing the source of inspiration, please give to O-OP.

TL;DR: Wife, having contributed $0 during entire marriage, waited until I cashed out all my crypto at the top of the bull market in January 2018, for a nice seven-figure amount, and then immediately divorced me for the money.

Edit: added TL;DR
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The total computing power now dedicated to securing the bitcoin blockchain has set yet another record.

According to data from mining services operator BTC.com, the average bitcoin mining hash rate over the last two weeks has reached 71.43 quintillion hashes per second (EH/s), up from 64.49EH/s on July 23. The threshold was breached as bitcoin adjusted its mining difficulty at block height 586,672 on Monday 2:52 UTC – that is a 6.94EH/s, or 10.78 percent jump since mid July.
Bitcoin mining difficulty is a measure of how hard it is to compete for mining rewards on bitcoin. Just how difficult the bitcoin software makes it to generate new blocks adjusts every 2,016 blocks – approximately every 14 days – to ensure the block production time remains about 10 minutes at the next cycle.
Assume this additional 6.9EH/s (or 6.9 million tera hashes per second, TH/s) computing power has all come from powerful ASIC miners, such as Bitmain’s AntMiner S17 or MicroBT’s WhatsMiner M20S, both of which boast a mining rate of around 55TH/s and recently hit the market.
That means more than 100,000 top-of-line ASIC miners could have been switched on within the past two weeks. Further, given these products have been sold for at least $2,000 each, this equates to some $200 million in revenue pocketed for major miner makers.
The continued interest in bitcoin mining comes at a time when the cryptocurrency’s price appears to be en route to challenging all-time highs, however distantly, and amid the arrival of the rainy season in China, which leads to cheaper hydropower electricity costs in the country’s southwest provinces – a region that is reported to account for 50 percent of the global mining activity,
Miners in China estimated earlier this year that bitcoin’s hash rate in the summer would break the level of 70EH/s. To be clear, at several single points of time, bitcoin’s hash rate had already crossed that level in June and even reached 80EH/s around Aug. 1.
However, today marks the first time that the two-week average computing power has been able to remain above the 70EH/s threshold. As such, bitcoin’s mining difficulty has also set a new record of nearly 10 trillion.

Market change

Amidst this uptick in mining interest, there have been notable changes in the mining market, where top manufacturers are racing to produce more powerful equipment.
For instance, in Bitmain’s 2018 initial public offering prospectus, the Beijing-based mining giant claimed it had a 70 percent market dominance. Now, it may be facing serious competition from rival players that some believe are capable of shipping more top-of-line products with better profitability.
Michael Zhong, a former mining analyst who now operates mining farms at a startup called Force Mine, told CoinDesk that based on his experience, the production capacity ranking among major Chinese miner makers for their flagship products have changed over the years.
Zhong explained that from 2017 to 2018, Bitmain had topped the list with its AntMiner S9 series miners, followed by Canaan’s Avalon 8 series machines. InnoSilicon, Ebang and former Bitmain design director’s MicroBT were all in the third position at the time.
But from January to June this year, the delivery capacity ranking has reshuffled, with now MicroBT’s WhatsMiner M20 series at the top, followed by Bitmain’s S17 series miners and then InnoSilicon, Canaan, and Ebang, Zhong added.
According to F2pool’s miner profit tracker, Bitmain’s flagship AntMiner S17 Pro ranks third in terms of mining profitability, following BitFury’s Tardis and MicroBT’s WhatsMiner M20S. The cost for WhatsMiner M20S is around $3,000, while that of AntMiner S17 Pro is around $4,000 each, based on the information advertised on the two firms’ websites.
Although orders for these flagship machines have queued up until November and December this year, MicroBT’s founder Zuoxing Yang told CoinDesk previously that the bottleneck of production capacity is the availability of chips from suppliers.
For example, MicroBT uses 10-nm chips for its M20 series, which are relatively more affordable with a higher level of availability compared to more advanced 7-nm chips used by Bitmain for its AntMiner S17 series equipment.
While Bitmain has always been relying on chips supplied by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), MicroBT has switched from TSMC to Samsung earlier this year for its flagship products.
Both TSMC and Samsung have estimated in their most recent Q2 earnings calls that the demand for cryptocurrency mining chips will come back in the third and the fourth quarter this year.
Operating miners image courtesy to Hashage
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Iptv basics and start guide.

I thought it was time for an updated version of this guide so I took some from the old and added in a bunch of new stuff. IPTV has evolved and this guide should too. So here we go. I will add to this as time goes on with the goal of making this the ultimate IPTV guide.
If you expect and want channels with 100% uptimes then IPTV is not for you. You are better off with Sling TV or PS Vue or Amazon Prime or Youtube TV or something similar, or sticking with your current cable or satellite service.
Many different services restream from the same sources. That means, generally speaking, if there's an issue from the source, a lot of different providers are going to be having issues and it's out of their hands. Most good services do have multiple sources for the same channels, so if there's an issue with one source, they just switch the channel over to the other. However, you do need to come in with lowered expectations. You're paying likely somewhere between $12-$15 a month for your service. These providers don't have a call center, a team of dedicated professionals taking shifts, and the most expensive equipment and technology out there like the cable providers do. It's usually one or at most two or three people behind the scenes maintaining things, and then a bunch of resellers. Point is, if you're expecting perfection, you're going to be disappointed. Every service has hiccups. Every. Single. One. There's downtime, there's buffering, there's incomplete EPGs, there is always something and it's impossible for there not to be. Yes, there are providers that are more "stable" than others, but anyone who tells you there is 100% no buffering, never any issues, and never any down time, is 100% lying to you.
First and foremost, DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE HERE. If you post a request for IPTV provider recommendations, you will surely get re sellers and providers pimping their warez. There are many providers and resellers shilling their product here. I do not have to name specific usernames but if you been here long enough you will see certain providers propped up here time and time again.
If you post a request for an IPTV providers, you will surely get re sellers and providers pimping their warez (repeating this again for emphasis)
My best advice is to do your own research. Start by reading here /IPTVReviews/ Then Google research the provider you are interested in, then join the provider forums and a READ as much as you can.
IPTV has many variables affecting the stability of the channels
Source channels providers (content generators) <--- Your provider is only as good as the content generators. Not much you as a customer can do here.
IPTV provider this is who you are looking for
ISP <--- they might throttle you which might require a VPN (more on this in a moment, because everyone should be using one). They might block the IPTV provider all together using something like. Sky Shield or BT websafe. You want to disable these blockers. I see people saying they have a gigabit link but still buffering.. Sorry it's most likely you. You have a gigabit link to the next hop and thats about it. A provider that buffers continuously usually does not last long. Customers will leave in droves.... so chances are it is probably your issue.
Customer Network <---- Your home network might not be up to par. Do you have wifi/wired? Do you live in a apartment building with a lot of WIFI competition? Get a wired link.
Customer device <--- is your device underpowered? An old enigma or a cheap android box might not cut it for HD or FHD.
Customer application<--- is it updated or have known bugs? VLC is the best test application on a wired computer.
This means what works for someone may not work for you. A certain provider may work great for one person (most likely a shill) but it may not work well for you.
… which leads us to TRIALS
TRIALS TRIALS TRIALS
Do as many as you can.
Keep in mind, the larger and probably more established provider will not offer free trials since they do not have incentive to. Out of a hundred trials they get maybe 1 reals sub. So out of that free 100 trials is countless request for help and configuration help that yields to wasted effort. A nominal cost ($2 USD to $5 USD) for trial for the bigger more established providers is normal.
Resellers and newer providers do offer free trials but usually on the weekday since they are trying to establish their base.
WEEKEND TRIALS are usually never free due to the large amount of sporting events on.
As some many have mentioned, instead of doing trials, buy a month at one provider then go to another provider.and cycle through them .. after about 4 months or so you will be an expert.
USE A VPN. Just do it. I use Nord and many people use IPVanish. You can buy 3 years for pretty cheap and it encrypts your internet traffic with 256 bit encryption. On top of that, your actual IP address will never hit the providers panel, meaning if you've taken other proper security measures (more on that in a second), you're safe and you don't need to worry about the scary things you read about services getting into legal trouble. Honestly if you are in the UK you should be using a VPN for everything, not just streaming, in my opinion, and I live in North America and use it for everything anyway. Providers get taken down or threatened to be taken down all the time. Your information is stored on their panels, or their websites. Use fake information when you sign up on websites. Now a good provider has failsafes in place so if they do start to feel the heat, everyone's information is wiped, but the reality is most providers aren't as smart as people give them credit for. Even user names are important. If you sign up on their website with your real name and your service username becomes your name, or a variation of your name, it just makes it that much easier for you to be identified. Sign up as "John Smith" or "John Doe" or "Supercalafradulistic Expealadocious" while connected to your VPN, and if that service ever ends up under investigation, how much time do you think they're going to spend trying to figure out who YOU are among likely thousands of other users? Not likely.
LEARN HOW TO PAY WITH BITCOIN. It's really not that hard, and believe me I was intimidated when I first tried to figure it out but it's simple. All you do is sign up for a BTC wallet with a provider like Coinbase (or if you're in Canada I suggest Shakepay). From there, you can buy Bitcoin with your credit card (or with Shakepay by e-transfer). If a provider accepts Bitcoin or Etherium or another cryptocurrency, you select that payment method at checkout, follow the instructions and you've just paid with Bitcoin which is virtually untraceable. I think if people weren't so hung up on the slight learning curve, more people would use this method, but there's really not much to it and after a transaction or two you'll have it down pat. You can also earn Bitcoin for free with a tool like Crypto Browser which mines coins as you browse. You won't get rich but you might earn a few bucks a month to go towards your subscription and all you really have to do is use the browser or leave it open when you're not at your computer.
CHANNELS Don't be wowed by services with 5000+ channels just because they have a lot of channels. You will not watch all 5000 channels, in fact most of them will be in languages you don't speak. You will not watch Disney JR in Greek. Pay attention to the channels/categories that matter most to YOU, and judge the services based on those. A service may work great for American channels, but if Italian channels are important to you and they don't work, your experience isn't going to be as good as the guy who pays no attention to those.
VOD This has become less important especially if you own an Android device, as there are tons of free apps that have more VOD on them for free than any IPTV provider could ever hope to offer. Think of VOD as a bonus only. If the provider has it, great. If not, you would probably have a better experience with an Emby service anyway and there are plenty of those too who's sole focus is VOD.
SD OPTIONS Wooo hoo my provider has all FHD channels! and you will buffer all day everyday until your subscription expires. Keep in mind if you watch on your mobile you want a provider with some SD options. If you have data transfer caps you will want SD channels. FHD/HD left on is a crap load of traffic. Ideally ones that have HD and SD options for your favorite channels.
SUPPORT How responsive is your provider? Do they respond quickly? Do they treat you fairly? Are they reasonable? Do they fulfill these requests? Do they help you configure your device and offers post purchase support help? Honestly, this is one of many reasons why it's smart to use a good reseller versus going direct to a provider. Yes you might pay a couple dollars extra, but resellers have way more time to give you (good ones at least) and it's yet another layer of security because again, if a provider gets taken down, and the reseller is SMART (that's key) they've taken measures to at least be more difficult to hunt down than the average person -- coupled with your own security measures like the VPN, fake personal information and maybe you've even taken the time to learn to use Bitcoin, you're safe.
COMMUNITY Do they have a community of other users that can help each other with support and tips and tricks or does your IPTV provider leave you isolated on an island. I see people come here to ask question they should be asking their provider directly.
PRIVACY Are they protecting your privacy? Do they need your personal information Facebook Support group? AVOID if possible. Facebook requires you to request help with you real information. Do you want your Aunt Sally asking why you are posting to "HellonEarthHOSTINGSolutions"? Facebook tracks all your post to request help on IPTV. IMHO, it is plain lazy on the providers part to only have Facebook. There are plenty of other ways to build a community (Discord, Telegram, etc).
This was taken from another redit post but very useful for you guys to see.
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Mother Telegram Technology is an English cryptocurrency mining company

Mother Telegram Technology is an English cryptocurrency mining company. Officially registered in the UK since August 2019, Mother Telegram Technology, however, has an earlier history of creation and formation (for details, see the History of the company).
Since January 2017, the company has been working professionally and quite successfully with Bitcoin ATM operators. 2018 has been manufacturing their own brands of cryptomatic, production takes place in Austria. Cryptomate the most powerful and modern equipment that support the exchange of all major altcoins, as well as perform the role of stores to entire retail chains. Recently Mother Telegram Technology does not only exchange e-gold for himself, rents cryptomate from different parts of the world out, and provides the ability to start without investments. Customers can choose the location and profitability of the leased terminal, calculate its profitability, payback period, size and volume of net profit.
Since may this year, the company has been steadily increasing its own base of terminals, gaining momentum, launching Beta Mother Wallet in Telegram messenger.
In the world of profitable crypto-currency programs at the moment there is hardly a better offer for earnings. And it's not just that the Mother Telegram Technology is a private telegram platform, decent interest rate, reasonable terms, etc. the Matter of stability and reliability, which we show are proud of, which we offer to our partners.

Mother Telegram Technology has been developing steadily, showing medium-high rates of profit growth since its inception. The main goal is to increase the total number of terminals, competitiveness and efficiency. Achieve Mother Telegram Technology
* Platform created in conjunction with Telegram.
• The most reliable Telegram wallet.
* Arbitrage revenue system within the Telegram network.
* Conclusion of profitable contracts with terminal operators in more than 25 countries.
* Creation of own software for terminals. The introduction of innovative business models for cryptomatic, their functionality is very broad and allows you to cover the outlets and the casino.
* High interest rates on rental terminals for our tenants.
Mother Telegram Technology is an excellent rental interest, the lowest prices for the cost of terminals, as well as an interesting and profitable affiliate program.
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Will crypto mining kill polar bears?

Bitcoin mining uses as much electricity as a small country. Many people hate it for this reason, its one of the more popular arguments against crypto currencies. Will crypto mining kill polar bears? I think not. I think it will help save polar bears. "Bear" with me.
Germany produces a significant part of its electricity from renewable energy: wind and solar. As we all know, these sources are intermittent and seasonal, as is demand. When the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix becomes large enough, the result is inevitable: temporary and seasonal overcapacity. This isnt just theoretical, energy prices in germany and the UK where effectively negative last Christmas: http://www.businessinsider.com/renewable-power-germany-negative-electricity-cost-2017-12//?r=AU&IR=T
As explained in the above article, this isnt a rare freak occurrence, its expected and this will have to be become much more common if as a society, we want to transition away from fossil fuels. Because to do that we need (much) more renewable energy sources. A study I saw for Germany calculated they needed at least 89% more capacity, just to handle peak loads. But that also implies an incredible amount of overcapacity when demand isnt anywhere near peak, or when supply is above average due to favorable weather. Storing excess renewable electricity, in most places is very expensive and inefficient. So much so that its rarely even done. This is a major problem. Wind turbines are therefore feathered, solar panels turned off, excess electricity dumped in giant electrical heaters, offered for free or even offered at negative prices. Renewable energy may have become cheaper than other forms per KWH, but thats only if when you can sell all of your production. And its only true if the consumption occurs near the renewable energy source and not 100s or 1000s of kilometers further. Building capacity that can only be used 50% or even 10% of the time, or building infrastructure to store surplus electricity is still very expensive, as is transporting renewable energy over long distances.
I know what you're thinking. Mining wont help here, because mining intermittently is something that seems crazy today; miners keep their expensive machines on 24/7. But thats only because today, the overall cost structure of a (bitcoin) miner is heavily tilted towards hardware depreciation. Particularly for anyone paying retail prices for mining asics. This will change completely, because of two related reasons:
1) mining efficiency improvements will taper off.
Mining asics have been progressing extremely rapidly, from being based on CPUs and FPGA's, to using 20 year old obsolete 180nm process technology in the first asics, to state of the art 16nm chips today. This has resulted in at least a million fold improvement in efficiency in just a few years, which in turn lead to hardware investments that needed to be recovered in a few months or even weeks (!) before they were obsolete. Opportunity cost has been so high, that miners have literally chartered 747s to transport new mining equipment from the manufacturer in China to their datacenters in the US.
This cant and wont last. 12nm and 7nm asics are about to be produced, or are being produced now. It doesnt get better than that today, and it wont for many years to come. Moore's law is often cited to show efficiency will keep going up. That may be true, but until now the giant leaps we have seen had nothing to do with moore's law, which "only" predicts a doubling every 18 months. Moore's law is also hitting a brick wall (you cant scale transistors smaller than atoms), and only states that transistor density increases. Not that chips become more efficient or faster, which increasingly is no longer happening (new cpu's are getting more cores, but run at comparable speeds and comparable power consumption to previous generations).
What all this means is that these upcoming state of the art mining asics will remain competitive for many years, at least 3, possibly more than 5 years, and thus can be used and written off over that many years. But they will still consume electricity during all those years, shifting the overall costs from hardware to electricity.
2) Mining is still too profitable (for anyone making their own asics) and mining hardware is therefore still too expensive (for everyone else)
Miner hardware production rate simply hasnt yet been able to keep up with demand and soaring bitcoin prices. This leads to artificially low mining difficulty, making mining operationally profitable even with expensive electricity, and this also leads to exuberant hardware profit margins. You can see this easily, just look at the difficulty of bitcoin. When the price dropped by 70%, did you see a corresponding drop in difficulty? No, no drop at all, it just keeps growing exponentially. That only makes sense because we are not yet near saturation, or near marginal electricity costs for bitmain & Co. Its not worth it yet for them to turn off their miners. Its not even worth it yet for residential miners. Another piece of evidence for this, is bitmains estimated $4 billion profit. But mining is a zero sum game, over time, market forces will drive hardware prices and the mining itself to become only marginally profitable. We're clearly not close to that -yet. You might think so as a private miner, but thats only because you overpaid for your hardware.
Lets look at todays situation to get an idea. An Antminer S9 retails for $2300 and uses ~1300W at the wall. If you write off the hardware over a year, electricity and hardware costs balance out at an electricity price of $0.2/KWH. Anything below that, and hardware becomes the major cost. But how will that evolve?
As difficulty keeps going up, bitcoin mining revenue per asic will decline proportionally, until demand for mining asics will eventually taper off. To counter that, prices of asics will be lowered until they approach marginal production costs, which by my estimate is closer to $200 than $2000. Let say a 1300W S9 equivalent at that point gets sold at $400 leaving bitmain a healthy profit margin; that would mean each year a miner would spend 5x more on electricity than on hardware. Hardware will remain competitive for more than a single year though. Say you write it off over 3 years, now you're spending 15x more on electricity than on hardware. Intermittent mining like 50% of the time, but with free or virtually free electricity will become economical long before that.
By now, I will hopefully have convinced you of the viability of mining with intermittent excess renewable energy; intermittent mining with renewable energy will not only become viable, it will become the only way to do it profitably. Renewable energy at the source is already cheaper than any carbon burning source. Even in Quatar, they install solar plants because its cheaper than burning their own gas. Its transporting and storing the electricity that usually is the problem. Gas can easily be transported and stored. Wind and solar energy can not. And thats a massive problem for the industry. But mining doesnt need either. You can mine pretty much anywhere and anytime. All you need besides electricity, is a few containers and an internet connection for a solar plant or wind farm to monetize excess energy.
Moreover, mining is a zero sum game, a race to the bottom. As long as its profitable for green energy providers to deploy more hardware (which will be true as long as they can at least recover their hardware investment), difficulty will go up. Until it becomes unprofitable for anyone who has to pay for his electricity. No one gives oil, coal or gas away for free, so anyone depending on those sources of electricity, can not remain competitive. If bitcoin price were to go up so much, that there isnt enough renewable electricity production in the world to accommodate the hashrate, bitcoin miners will simply install more solar and wind farms. Not because of their ecological awareness, but because it makes the most financial sense. And during peak demand periods, why wouldnt they turn off the miners and sell their electricity to the grid for a premium?
Basically crypto mining would fund renewable energy development, and solve the exact problem laid out in the article linked above: provide overcapacity of renewable energy to handle grid peak loads, without needing any government funding or taxation on carbon based sources, without needing expensive and very inefficient energy storage. From the perspective of a green energy producer, energy storage, like a battery or hydrogen production, is just an expensive and intermediate step between producing electricity and getting paid for that electricity. Crypto mining will do the same thing, converting excess electricity in to cash, only much more efficiently.
TL:DR, deploying more renewable electricity overcapacity is both very expensive and very necessary if we want to save polar bears. Financing for these large scale green energy projects will either have to come from tax payer money to store or subsidise the largely unused excess electricity, or it will come from crypto mining. Market forces will drive crypto mining to use the cheapest energy. Renewable energy already is cheaper per KWH than carbon based power, and nothing is cheaper than excess and thus free (or negative value) renewable energy. Bitcoin mining's carbon foot print will therefore become ~zero. If you take in to account the effect of financing and subsidizing large scale renewable energy development that can also be used to supply the grid during peak demand periods, its carbon footprint will be hugely negative.
BTW, if you wonder what Blockchains LLC is going to do with 61K acres near Tesla's factory; my guess is solar plants and crypto mining. Expect to see renewable energy development and crypto mining to merge in to one single industry. Check out envion to get a glimpse of this future. Im not endorsing their token as an investment, I havent researched it at all, but the market they are going after is a very real one and its about to explode.
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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190922(Market index 37 — Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20190922(Market index 37 — Fear state)

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I am very sorry for everyone, due to network reasons, delayed update
Facebook Buys Chatbot Startup To Integrate Into Calibra According to a report of Israeli business newspaper the Marker on Sept 19, Facebook has acquired the artificial intelligence-based chat-bot startup Servicefriend for customer service for Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency.
UK Regulators Attempting To Ban Crypto Derivatives, CoinShares Fights Back CoinShares is responding to UK regulators over a potential ban of various crypto products. The London-based digital asset management firm, which provides financial products and services for professional investors, says that UK regulator are “cherry picking” information about cryptocurrencies to cobble together enough ammunition to stop the sale of certain investment products that reference crypto assets.
Huawei Partners WIth Blockchain-Powered Social Media Platform Howdoo Huawei Mobile Services confirmed via its official Twitter handle the partnership with Howdoo, a blockchain-powered social media platform. Howdoo claims that they are huge fans of Huawei devices, and they have been in proactive conversations with Huawei about how they can develop Howdoo to best fit into the Huawei ecosystem, including mobile, Harmony OS, and other exciting innovations. As per the announcement, the Howdoo App will be available next week as a featured App in the Huawei App Gallery
Armenian IT Company Accused Of Illegal Electricity Use To Mine Crypto On Sept. 21, in an announcement from the Armenian National Security Service, the organization accused an IT company of illegally mining cryptocurrencies from inside a hydropower plant. The state agency reported that the IT company had installed cryptocurrency mining equipment inside one of the hydropower plants operating in Armenia and as a result illegally consumed 1.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity — worth more than $150,000, locally — over the course of 1.5 years.

Encrypted project calendar(September 22, 2019)

NPXS/Pundi X: Pundi X (NPXS) PundiX Labs will officially launch the XPOS transaction at the “AkiColle” event in Tokyo on September 22.

Encrypted project calendar(September 23, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: Bakkt, the digital asset platform led by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange and the world’s second largest trading group, will launch a bitcoin physical delivery futures contract on September 23. EOS/EOS: EOS main network is expected to upgrade version 1.8 on September 23 DCDecred: Project leader Jake Yocom-Piatt of Decred (DCR) Decrex will attend the Encryption Community Party in San Francisco on September 23 and will deliver a speech.

Encrypted project calendar(September 24, 2019)

ENG/Enigma: Enigma (ENG) ENG main network token snapshot will end on September 24, the original start time is August 26. LINA (LINA): Lina Review will host the Lina network launch event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 24th and release a 10-year operational strategy. Cappasity (CAPP): Cappasity will showcase its digital signage solutions in luxury stores at the Paris Retail Week from September 24th to 26th.

Encrypted project calendar(September 25, 2019)

MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on September 25th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the theme of “Building Your Own IoT.” Quant (QNT): The Quant project will participate in a marketing conference in London from September 25th to 26th, which will focus on data technology.

Encrypted project calendar(September 26, 2019)

ADA/Cardano: The Cardano (ADA) Cardano community will host a party in Washington, DC on September 26.

Encrypted project calendar(September 27, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: Cripto Latin Fest will be held in Cordoba, Argentina from September 27th to 29th. Switcheo (SWTH): After a one-year token exchange process, the project team will officially end the SWH→SWTH token exchange process on September 27.

Encrypted project calendar(September 28, 2019)

ADA/Cardano: Cardano (ADA) Cardano (ADA) 2nd Anniversary, Cardinal Foundation, IOHK and EMURGO main members will participate in community celebrations in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on September 28. TOP Network (TOP): The TOP Network team will hold a hackathon in Prague, Czech Republic from September 28th to 29th. Horizen (ZEN): Horizen project BD Rep Vano Narimandize will discuss the current status and development of sidechain technology at the Industry 4.0 Blockchain Summit on September 28.

Encrypted project calendar(September 29, 2019)

GAME/GameCredits: GameCredits (GAME) is expected to perform hard forks on September 29th at block height 2519999

Encrypted project calendar(September 30, 2019)

INS/Insolar: Insolar (INS) will be on September 30th ERD/Elrond: Elrond (ERD) will conduct main network test on September 30th NULS/NULS: The NULS team will plan to beta the ChainBOX in the third quarter. CS/Credits: Credits (CS) will exchange tokens and bug rewards in the third quarter QTUM/Qtum: Quantum Chain (QTUM) is expected to complete lightning network beta in the third quarter XEM/NEM: New World Bank (XEM) will release mobile wallet and computer wallet in the third quarter HC/HyperCash: hypercash (HC) will complete community management agreement in the third quarter

Encrypted project calendar(October 01, 2019)

HT/Huobi Token: The financial base public link jointly created by Firecoin and Nervos is expected to be open source in October. RVN/Ravencoin: Ravencoin (RVN) Ravencoin will perform a hard fork on October 1. ADA/Cardano: Cardano (ADA) plans to hold technical consensus meeting in Amsterdam on October 1st XRC/Bitcoin Rhodium: Bitcoin Rhodium (XRC) will record account balance awards on October 1st PPC/Peercoin: Peercoin (PPC) will perform Peercoin v0.8 (code tang lang) hard fork on October 1st

Encrypted project calendar(October 02, 2019)

BNB/Binance Coin: The 2019 DELTA Summit will be held in Malta from October 2nd to 4th. The DELTA Summit is Malta’s official blockchain and digital innovation campaign. CAPP/Cappasity: The Cappasity (CAPP) London Science and Technology Festival will be held from October 2nd to 3rd, when the Cappasity project will be attended by the Science and Technology Festival.

Encrypted project calendar(October 03, 2019)

ETC/Ethereum Classic: The 2019 Ether Classic (ETC) Summit will be held in Vancouver on October 3–4

Encrypted project calendar(October 05, 2019)

Ontology (ONT): Ony Ji will attend the blockchain event in Japan on October 5th and explain the practical application based on the ontology network.

Encrypted project calendar(October 06, 2019)

SPND/ Spendcoin: Spendcoin (SPND) will be online on October 6th

Encrypted project calendar(October 07, 2019)

GNO/Gnosis: Gnosis (GNO) will discuss the topic “Decentralized Trading Agreement Based on Ethereum” will be held in Osaka, Japan on October 7th. Kyber and Uniswap, Gnosis and Loopring will attend and give speeches.

Encrypted project calendar(October 08, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.

Since early-July, the Bitcoin price has entered into a drawn-out lull, with there being a clearly tightening trade range that has resulted in Bitcoin’s realized volatility falling into a range of 1.2%/day. Here’s Why Not only is volatility decreasing but so are volumes.out that CME’s BTC futures saw their lowest volumes in four months, implying indirection in this market.
This declining volume in the CME BTC futures market has been echoed over in the spot market. According to CoinMarketCap, cryptocurrency exchanges in aggregate have processed $51 billion worth of trades over the past 24 hours, which is a far cry from the $120+ billion seen during late-June and early-July of this very year. Sure, the data site is known not to be 100% accurate, but the decline in registered crypto volume accentuates the consolidatory period that Bitcoin is in.
But this lull might be about to come to an abrupt end.
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Founders of Pngme



Organizers Brendan Playford: contemplated Material science at College School London in the UK and spotlights his time on the specialized structure and design of Pngme. In 2013, he was nibbled by the Bitcoin bug, and in the wake of mining Dogecoin, he started mining and dispersing Antminer equipment from 2014 – 2015. Seeing the guarantee that blockchain could bring to the underserved on the planet, he fashioned a profession in the blockchain space subsequent to establishing Group of stars Labs, a profoundly specialized third era Coordinated Non-cyclic Chart. With a profound learning of the cryptographic money space, he proceeded onward from Group of stars in July 2018 to concentrate on the shopper appropriation of blockchain innovation in creating economies and computerized resource capital markets.

Cate Rung: has spent her vocation taking a shot at driving development in both B2C organizations and two-sided commercial centers. Having seen achievement in both of these zones, explicitly at Uber where she drove the mix of another disconnected driver procurement advertising channel and drove Uber's rebranded driver onboarding process by streamlining the sourcing, generation, and dissemination of the driver onboarding pack. She is presently utilizing her abilities building and scaling activities so as to drive development on Pngme's two-sided loaning and acquiring commercial center. Early contracts Colleagues from top level colleges in the US and abroad, including USC and UC Berkeley who have worked at Google, Lyft, NATO, and the OECD. Giovanni Valdenegro | Head of Item: 8+ yrs Item Plan, UI/UX in B2C and B2B, drove structure at DroneDeploy - fabricated the world's biggest automaton information commercial center

Ashley Wilson | Business Tasks: USC Business and Money, Bookkeeping, 6+ years organized information examination advisor, 6+ years activities at Google and Lyft Mashiat Mutmainnah | Information Science Specialist: UC Berkeley Financial aspects, Applied Arithmetic. PwC, organizer of she[256] the biggest blockchain industry decent variety non-benefit

Ankit Mishra | Information Science and Development: Financial matters, Arithmetic, NATO, Ontario Service of Vitality, 3 yrs Senior Examiner publicly supporting information in developing markets Subside Okwara | Building: Situated in Nairobi, Diminish worked with George and propelled the EOS blockchain in 2018. With a solid Information Science foundation, Diminish is additionally working in the blockchain group at Pngme George Mosomi | Designing: Situated in Nairobi, George was indispensable in propelling the EOS blockchain in 2018. George has close connections to the financial framework in Kenya just as the FinTech Sandbox

visit us: http://pngme.io
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Founders of Pngme

Brendan Playford: contemplated Material science at College School London in the UK and spotlights his time on the specialized plan and design of Pngme. In 2013, he was chomped by the Bitcoin bug, and in the wake of mining Dogecoin, he started mining and appropriating Antminer equipment from 2014 – 2015. Seeing the guarantee that blockchain could bring to the underserved on the planet, he produced a vocation in the blockchain space subsequent to establishing Group of stars Labs, a profoundly specialized third era Coordinated Non-cyclic Diagram. With a profound information of the cryptographic money space, he proceeded onward from Heavenly body in July 2018 to concentrate on the buyer selection of blockchain innovation in creating economies and advanced resource capital markets.

Cate Rung: has spent her vocation taking a shot at driving development in both B2C organizations and two-sided commercial centers. Having seen achievement in both of these regions, explicitly at Uber where she drove the combination of another disconnected driver procurement promoting channel and drove Uber's rebranded driver onboarding process by streamlining the sourcing, generation, and dissemination of the driver onboarding unit. She is presently utilizing her abilities building and scaling tasks so as to drive development on Pngme's two-sided loaning and acquiring commercial center.

http://pngme.io
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Decred Journal – August 2018

Note: you can read this on GitHub (link), Medium (link) or old Reddit (link) to see all the links.

Development

dcrd: Version 1.3.0 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) is out! The main features of this release are significant performance improvements, including some that benefit SPV clients. Full release notes and downloads are on GitHub.
The default minimum transaction fee rate was reduced from 0.001 to 0.0001 DCkB. Do not try to send such small fee transactions just yet, until the majority of the network upgrades.
Release process was changed to use release branches and bump version on the master branch at the beginning of a release cycle. Discussed in this chat.
The codebase is ready for the new Go 1.11 version. Migration to vgo module system is complete and the 1.4.0 release will be built using modules. The list of versioned modules and a hierarchy diagram are available here.
The testnet was reset and bumped to version 3.
Comments are welcome for the proposal to implement smart fee estimation, which is important for Lightning Network.
@matheusd recorded a code review video for new Decred developers that explains how tickets are selected for voting.
dcrwallet: Version 1.3.0 RC1 features new SPV sync mode, new ticket buyer, new APIs for Decrediton and a host of bug fixes. On the dev side, dcrwallet also migrated to the new module system.
Decrediton: Version 1.3.0 RC1 adds the new SPV sync mode that syncs roughly 5x faster. The feature is off by default while it receives more testing from experienced users. Other notable changes include a design polish and experimental Politeia integration.
Politeia: Proposal editing is being developed and has a short demo. This will allow proposal owners to edit their proposal in response to community feedback before voting begins. The challenges associated with this feature relate to updating censorship tokens and maintaining a clear history of which version comments were made on. @fernandoabolafio produced this architecture diagram which may be of interest to developers.
@degeri joined to perform security testing of Politeia and found several issues.
dcrdata: mainnet explorer upgraded to v2.1 with several new features. For users: credit/debit tx filter on address page, showing miner fees on coinbase transaction page, estimate yearly ticket rewards on main page, cool new hamburger menu and keyboard navigation. For developers: new chain parameters page, experimental Insight API support, endpoints for coin supply and block rewards, testnet3 support. Lots of minor API changes and frontend tweaks, many bug fixes and robustness improvements.
The upcoming v3.0 entered beta and is deployed on beta.dcrdata.org. Check out the new charts page. Feedback and bug reports are appreciated. Finally, the development version v3.1.0-pre is on alpha.dcrdata.org.
Android: updated to be compatible with the latest SPV code and is syncing, several performance issues are worked on. Details were posted in chat. Alpha testing has started, to participate please join #dev and ask for the APK.
iOS: backend is mostly complete, as well as the front end. Support for devices with smaller screens was improved. What works now: creating and recovering wallets, listing of transactions, receiving DCR, displaying and scanning QR codes, browsing account information, SPV connection to peers, downloading headers. Some bugs need fixing before making testable builds.
Ticket splitting: v0.6.0 beta released with improved fee calculation and multiple bug fixes.
docs: introduced new Governance section that grouped some old articles as well as the new Politeia page.
@Richard-Red created a concept repository sandbox with policy documents, to illustrate the kind of policies that could be approved and amended by Politeia proposals.
decred.org: 8 contributors added and 4 removed, including 2 advisors (discussion here).
decredmarketcap.com is a brand new website that shows the most accurate DCR market data. Clean design, mobile friendly, no javascript required.
Dev activity stats for August: 239 active PRs, 219 commits, 25k added and 11k deleted lines spread across 8 repositories. Contributions came from 2-10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: went from 54 to 76 PH/s, the low was 50 and the new all-time high is 100 PH/s. BeePool share rose to ~50% while F2Pool shrank to 30%, followed by coinmine.pl at 5% and Luxor at 3%.
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 95.6 DCR (+3.0) as of Sep 3. During the month, ticket price fluctuated between a low of 92.2 and high of 100.5 DCR. Locked DCR represented between 3.8 and 3.9 million or 46.3-46.9% of the supply.
Nodes: there are 217 public listening and 281 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 2% at v1.4.0(pre) (dev builds), 5% on v1.3.0 (RC1), 62% on v1.2.0 (-5%), 22% on v1.1.2 (-2%), 6% on v1.1.0 (-1%). Almost 69% of nodes are v.1.2.0 and higher and support client filters. Data snapshot of Aug 31.

ASICs

Obelisk posted 3 email updates in August. DCR1 units are reportedly shipping with 1 TH/s hashrate and will be upgraded with firmware to 1.5 TH/s. Batch 1 customers will receive compensation for missed shipment dates, but only after Batch 5 ships. Batch 2-5 customers will be receiving the updated slim design.
Innosilicon announced the new D9+ DecredMaster: 2.8 TH/s at 1,230 W priced $1,499. Specified shipping date was Aug 10-15.
FFMiner DS19 claims 3.1 TH/s for Blake256R14 at 680 W and simultaneously 1.55 TH/s for Blake2B at 410 W, the price is $1,299. Shipping Aug 20-25.
Another newly noticed miner offer is this unit that does 46 TH/s at 2,150 W at the price of $4,720. It is shipping Nov 2018 and the stats look very close to Pangolin Whatsminer DCR (which has now a page on asicminervalue).

Integrations

www.d1pool.com joined the list of stakepools for a total of 16.
Australian CoinTree added DCR trading. The platform supports fiat, there are some limitations during the upgrade to a new system but also no fees in the "Early access mode". On a related note, CoinTree is working on a feature to pay household bills with cryptocurrencies it supports.
Three new OTC desks were added to exchanges page at decred.org.
Two mobile wallets integrated Decred:
Reminder: do your best to understand the security and privacy model before using any wallet software. Points to consider: who controls the seed, does the wallet talk to the nodes directly or via middlemen, is it open source or not?

Adoption

Merchants:

Marketing

Targeted advertising report for August was posted by @timhebel. Facebook appeal is pending, some Google and Twitter campaigns were paused and some updated. Read more here.
Contribution to the @decredproject Twitter account has evolved over the past few months. A #twitter_ops channel is being used on Matrix to collaboratively draft and execute project account tweets (including retweets). Anyone with an interest in contributing to the Twitter account can ask for an invitation to the channel and can start contributing content and ideas there for evaluation by the Twitter group. As a result, no minority or unilateral veto over tweets is possible. (from GitHub)

Events

Attended:
For those willing to help with the events:
BAB: Hey all, we are gearing up for conference season. I have a list of places we hope to attend but need to know who besides @joshuam and @Haon are willing to do public speaking, willing to work booths, or help out at them? You will need to be well versed on not just what is Decred, but the history of Decred etc... DM me if you are interested. (#event_planning)
The Decred project is looking for ambassadors. If you are looking for a fun cryptocurrency to get involved in send me a DM or come talk to me on Decred slack. (@marco_peereboom, longer version here)

Media

Decred Assembly episode 21 is available. @jy-p and lead dcrwallet developer @jrick discussed SPV from Satoshi's whitepaper, how it can be improved upon and what's coming in Decred.
Decred Assembly episodes 1-21 are available in audio only format here.
New instructional articles on stakey.club: Decrediton setup, Deleting the wallet, Installing Go, Installing dcrd, dcrd as a Linux service. Available in both English and Portuguese.
Decred scored #32 in the August issue of Chinese CCID ratings. The evaluation model was explained in this interview.
Satis Group rated Decred highly in their cryptoasset valuation research report (PDF). This was featured by several large media outlets, but some did not link to or omitted Decred entirely, citing low market cap.
Featured articles:
Articles:
Videos:

Community Discussions

Community stats:
Comm systems news:
After another debate about chat systems more people began testing and using Matrix, leading to some gardening on that platform:
Highlights:
Reddit: substantive discussion about Decred cons; ecosystem fund; a thread about voter engagement, Politeia UX and trolling; idea of a social media system for Decred by @michae2xl; how profitable is the Obelisk DCR1.
Chats: cross-chain trading via LN; plans for contractor management system, lower-level decision making and contractor privacy vs transparency for stakeholders; measuring dev activity; what if the network stalls, multiple implementations of Decred for more resilience, long term vision behind those extensive tests and accurate comments in the codebase; ideas for process for policy documents, hosting them in Pi and approving with ticket voting; about SPV wallet disk size, how compact filters work; odds of a wallet fetching a wrong block in SPV; new module system in Go; security of allowing Android app backups; why PoW algo change proposal must be specified in great detail; thoughts about NIPoPoWs and SPV; prerequisites for shipping SPV by default (continued); Decred vs Dash treasury and marketing expenses, spending other people's money; why Decred should not invade a country, DAO and nation states, entangling with nation state is poor resource allocation; how winning tickets are determined and attack vectors; Politeia proposal moderation, contractor clearance, the scale of proposals and decision delegation, initial Politeia vote to approve Politeia itself; chat systems, Matrix/Slack/Discord/RocketChat/Keybase (continued); overview of Korean exchanges; no breaking changes in vgo; why project fund burn rate must keep low; asymptotic behavior of Decred and other ccs, tail emission; count of full nodes and incentives to run them; Politeia proposal translations and multilingual environment.
An unusual event was the chat about double negatives and other oddities in languages in #trading.

Markets

DCR started the month at USD 56 / BTC 0.0073 and had a two week decline. On Aug 14 the whole market took a huge drop and briefly went below USD 200 billion. Bitcoin went below USD 6,000 and top 100 cryptos lost 5-30%. The lowest point coincided with Bitcoin dominance peak at 54.5%. On that day Decred dived -17% and reached the bottom of USD 32 / BTC 0.00537. Since then it went sideways in the USD 35-45 / BTC 0.0054-0.0064 range. Around Aug 24, Huobi showed DCR trading volume above USD 5M and this coincided with a minor recovery.
@ImacallyouJawdy posted some creative analysis based on ticket data.

Relevant External

StopAndDecrypt published an extensive article "ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword" that is much in line with Decred's stance on ASICs.
The ongoing debates about the possible Sia fork yet again demonstrate the importance of a robust dispute resolution mechanism. Also, we are lucky to have the treasury.
Mark B Lundeberg, who found a vulnerability in atomicswap earlier, published a concept of more private peer-to-peer atomic swaps. (missed in July issue)
Medium took a cautious stance on cryptocurrencies and triggered at least one project to migrate to Ghost (that same project previously migrated away from Slack).
Regulation: Vietnam bans mining equipment imports, China halts crypto events and tightens control of crypto chat groups.
Reddit was hacked by intercepting 2FA codes sent via SMS. The announcement explains the impact. Yet another data breach suggests to think twice before sharing any data with any company and shift to more secure authentication systems.
Intel and x86 dumpsterfire keeps burning brighter. Seek more secure hardware and operating systems for your coins.
Finally, unrelated to Decred but good for a laugh: yetanotherico.com.

About This Issue

This is the 5th issue of Decred Journal. It is mirrored on GitHub, Medium and Reddit. Past issues are available here.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
Feedback is appreciated: please comment on Reddit, GitHub or #writers_room on Matrix or Slack.
Contributions are welcome too. Some areas are collecting content, pre-release review or translations to other languages. Check out @Richard-Red's guide how to contribute to Decred using GitHub without writing code.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee, Haon, jazzah, Richard-Red and thedecreddigest.
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r/bitcoin recap - October 2017

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the tenth monthly Bitcoin news recap. Last month I couldn’t post as I was travelling a lot and missed a few days of news. Normally seen that's not a problem, but Reddit decided to discontinue historical searches for specific timeframes. I know, I was sad too.
Anyways for those unfamiliar with the recaps, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
Now I know the price went absolutely 🥜 this month, but there’s a lot more going on in the space than that!
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in October 2017
Thanks everyone for fighting the good fight for Bitcoin these past few months. Just one more month and we'll have this 2x drama behind us! Hodl on.
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MINEDBLOCK: A Revolutionalized mining industry

Minedblock is a Revolutionary Infrastructure for Profitable Mining and Crypto Mining With the prospect of investors interested in using resources from large mining companies to get a few coins to prevent the purchase or storage of very expensive hardware.
Minedblock offers interesting features, including:
Structure: Here the yield momentum gets constant attention and is found between coins with the speed of achievement that changes in depth, the goal being resistance to first-class abilities.
Mining facilities are replaced one by one and replaced. In principle, it will also play a role, including ASIC mining resources in an effort to prevent Jota centralization, including building a variety of quantities that are easy to use by customers.
MinedBlock conducts an inventory to ensure that mining is an important aspect of current mining or the income of dependent individuals
MinedBlock models the possibility to consider whether mining as the incarnation of existing pool mining or even better depends on our individual hashing performance is first class for coin production.
hardware:
MinedBlock will primarily use a mix of ASIC units near a custom GPU mining rig.
Geographical location
Electricity costs and, of course, climate are important factors for decision making or selection of areas that are only thought politically to facilitate the kriptodobiv parties, which are otherwise needed to build mining farms somewhere and then there will be limited movement.
The first phase of building our mining land will use ASIC Bitcoin and Bitcoin money units when they start operating. They are assisted by an office in Iceland, where the atmosphere and energy costs are positive.
Our GPU devices are manufactured, managed and continue to move first from the UK to ensure they are reliable and easily watched remotely before moving to offices in Iceland, Canada or Sweden.
Adapt to change
Mining is clearly a very serious problem, so the initiators of the MinedBlock project will always monitor our mining lessons and appreciate where we can change our miners in different climates, increase the prospect of profit. Subsequent and subsequent updates and forks are also monitored to ensure that Minedblock is permanently prepared for adjustment.
basic needs
MinedBlock has two basic needs after the main implementation to increase the potential return on investment for our token owners:
• Increase our profits
• Reducing our costs
Increase profitability
• Mining operations develop from month to month
• Technology is maintained to ensure that we have the latest hardware
• Mining activities change fundamentally among coins to provide a basic guarantee that we are the most profitable
Reduce our costs
• Reducing energy costs by solar energy, different areas and other energy sources
• Reduce hosting costs by providing your own office space
Token information
Ticker: MBTX
Type: Utility-token
Accepted currencies: BTC, POLY, ETH, Fiat
Bonus Program:
Pre Sale Stage 1: 90% discount
Pre Sale Stage 2: 85% discount
Token Distribution:
0.38% - Airdrop
1.25% - Airdrop
3.37% - Retained
3.75% - Founders
91.25% - Pre-Sale
Funds Allocation:
80% - Mining Equipment
10% - Datacenter Build
10% - Reserve
ICO Details
Pre-ICO token supply: 60,000,000 MBTX
ICO token supply: 305,000,000 MBTX
Soft cap: 1,000,000 USD
Hard cap: 15,000,000 US
Website: https://www.minedblock.io/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinedBlock/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mined_block
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/MinedBlock
Twitter: https://t.me/minedblockofficial
WhitePaper Version 3.1: https://www.minedblock.io/assets/MinedBlockWhitepaper.pdf
Bountyox username: wandiiee
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Need A Reason To Choose Minedblock? Here is One

Minedblock is concerned about profit and efficient mining for it's investors. To reduce cost of Power The MinedBlock Mining farm will be arranged in Iceland, reason on account of the accessibility of power cost and the climate state of the nation. The will use the ASIC Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash mining units with GPU mining rigs built and arranged from the UK. MinedBlock will adjust to changes and advise users on the best miners that would give profits. The group will be in charge of assessment and checking. MinedBlock additionally plans to have assortments of masternode to have the option to geerate income for token holders which will in like manner increment the ROI every month
Minedblock is very versatile platform which basically implies that the organization can upgrade endless supply of assets. Hence other than simply concentrating on the best way to restore mining, the platform is likewise going for making their platform to achieve the most elevated versatile dimension conceivable and they tend to acheive this by fusing the utilization of increasingly productive and viable mining equipments in their satisfactory number. Likewise getting of machine has no restriction in light of the fact that as the platform continues developing, an ever increasing number of machines will be included into the system. The minedblock platform will receive certain ideas and models of activity to guarantee that energy is promptly accessible and furthermore sustainable for the running of the platform, since energy( powelight) remains a crucial device in the mining procedure. Consequently the minedblock platform will concentrate on fundamentally facilitating of the vital essential frameworks in regions that will guarantee that power is accessible and restoration on a 100% scale.
For more details visit MINEBLOCK WEBSITE
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MINEDBLOCK: TRANSFORMING THE MINING INDUSTRY


With all these new mining offices springing up, digital currency mining's energy consumption has additionally achieved new statures.
An energy organization situated in the UK found that in the year 2017, the measure of power used to mine cryptocurrency outperformed the yearly energy and power utilization of somewhere in the range of 200 nations. Additionally, the energy and power spent internationally on Bitcoin mining surpassed the power utilization of some developed and developing countries.
Issues that Miners are facing are not just a mere kidding issues the extent that verification of-work mining is concerned. Systems like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dash are winding up considerably increasingly concentrated. The ability to control these systems has been set in the hands of a couple of modern scale mining tasks that consume power. To contend, singular diggers need to depend on mining pools. Those mining pools add to organize centralization.
Mining is currently ending up all the more an issue than an answer.
In the earlier year, making digital currency turned out to be increasingly productive as costs achieved new highs. A fast worldwide extension of mining movement prompted the presentation of several new tokens. MinedBlock will make a devoted mining office which centers on mining numerous coins from inside the main 50 by market top to guarantee an assorted scope of income streams for clients to advantage from.
Through the proposed vast scale activity, Minedblock will help improve the decentralization of coins where there are as of now vast pools overwhelming the hash rates of prevalent coins. MinedBlock will likewise be progressing in the direction of a dimension of decentralization inside its own organize through worldwide dispersion of its mining information
MinedBlock Limited will accept accountability for looking after, supplanting also, growing the physical resources and will stay in charge of any expenses brought about past that of the income produced in the improbable occasion that the administration moves toward becoming un-gainful. At no time will token holders be required to cover any misfortunes if this ever happened.
One of MinedBlock's key standards is giving straightforwardness to its clients. Minedblock will be totally open with its arrangements, continuous advancement also, income generation.
All cost and income data will be distributed every month for survey by any token holders to guarantee full straightforwardness of the aggregate overseen mining administration.
Any wallet tends to claimed by the organization will be distributed inside the speculator dashboard to give full perceivability. Mining exercises will be persistently observed and exchanged between coins when the trouble and achievement rate vary. A definitive objective will be to look after most extreme proficiency consistently.
Minedblock will adopt the use of dual token model which comprises of both utility and security token. Security token will enable the users to earn passive income while the utility token will enable users to pay for different services within the platform.
TOKEN DISTRIBUTION
95% Allocated to token sale
5% Allocated to founding team
FUND DISTRIBUTION
80% Allocated to Mining equipment
10% Allocated to building of data centre
10% Allocated to Reserve
To know more about MINEDBLOCK check the links below
Website => https://www.minedblock.io
Whitepaper => https://www.minedblock.io/assets/MinedBlockWhitepaper.pdf
Telegram => https://t.me/minedblockofficial

BOUNTY0X NAME: OGHENEJIVWE
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Minedblock: The Dream Mining Platform For Investors

MinedBlock offers the open door for investors to exploit utilizing the assets from an enormous scale mining task, mining different crypto assets without the need to buy, arrange and keep up costly mining equipment.
MinedBlock are running a Security Token Offering (STO) using the Polymath ST20 to raise sponsoring to empower us to offer the open entryway for theorists to abuse using the assets from an immense scale mining task without the need to buy, orchestrate and keep up exorbitant mining equipment. Minedblock will offer a totally regulated mining organization where you can rely upon their gathering to think about the equipment and certification they are working at most noteworthy profitability each moment of consistently with the least working expenses.
The MinedBlock Mining habitation will be orchestrated in Iceland, reason in the light of the transparency of power cost and the climate state of the nation. The will use the ASIC Bitcoin and Bitcoin Money mining units with GPU mining rigs delivered and arranged from the UK. MinedBlock will adapt to changes and light up clients on the best diggers that would give benefits. The social occasion will be in charge of assessment and viewing. MinedBlock moreover plans to have blends of masternode to be able to generate pay for token holders which will other than build the arrival on beginning capital venture reliably.
MinedBlock will appropriate 75% of their mined income consistently to their token holders in ETH. The 25% left will be utilized to grow the mining offices and buy back the tokens at market value which will decrease the dissemination. Holding MBTX for long haul will have benefits, for example, the measure of ETH, which holders get every month, will increment as they hold a bigger level of the supply while the mining office will develop which implies expanded yield.
Minedblock Website: https://minedblock.io
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MinedBlock Solutions And Distinctivenes

  1. Bitmain Antminer S9 –BTC/BCH (BCHABC)
  2. Bitmain Antminer L3++ –LTC
  3. Bitmain Antminer D3 –Dash
  4. Custom built 8 GPU rigs –ETH/ETC

You can use the links below to learn more details about the project and join the token sale.
Website
Whitepaper
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Reddit
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So I'm based in the UK and I have about 16 cents per kwh and not to long ago I stumbled upon this website called "[mining.equipment]1 ". And its like Bitcoin hardware miner re-seller type website so I decided to buy the S17 53 TH/S model the Bitmain one. Now remember this was 6 weeks ago and market was massively different from what it is now. So I buy it via Bitcoin and after 2 weeks from ordering I receive my S17 miner now to my surprise is that their prices are cheaper than other resellers and have free shipping. My question is, is this a good website to have an opportunity to buy miners from them while they are priced cheaply and free shipping or should i pass this?
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MINEDBLOCK SOLUTIONS AND DISTINCTIVENES

MinedBlock will start a security Token Offering utilizing the Polymath ST20 to offer financial specialists the chance to appreciate included preferred standpoint of using the assets from an extensive scale mining task without the need to purchase, arrange and oversee costly mining hardware. MInedBlock will likewise offer mining administration where clients can confide in the group to provide food for the hardware and guarantee that the mining gear are doing admirably with most reduced working expenses.
MInedBlock influences blockchain innovation and the decentralized strategy in making a mining office that will for the most part be for mining numerous coins from the best 50 in the cryptocurrency showcase. Doin this will help make mindfulness and advantages to clients.
MinedBlock exhibit straightforwardness to clients as they will help keep up, supplant and grow and be in charge of the expense of physical resources.
MinedBlock will use a blend of ASIC units with Custom Built GPU Mining Rigs. Venture will be isolated in to the underneath hardware:
Bitmain Antminer S9 – BTC/BCH (BCHABC)
Bitmain Antminer L3++ – LTC
Bitmain Antminer D3 – Dash
Custom manufactured 8 GPU apparatuses – ETH/ETC
The MinedBlock Mining homestead will be arranged in Iceland, reason in light of the accessibility of power cost and the climate state of the nation. The will use the ASIC Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash mining units with GPU mining rigs manufactured and designed from the UK.
MinedBlock will adjust to changes and illuminate clients on the best diggers that would give benefits. The group will be in charge of assessment and observing.
MinedBlock additionally plans to have assortments of masternode to have the capacity to geerate income for token holders which will moreover build the ROI every month.
THE MINEDBLOCK TOKEN (MBTX)
The MinedBlock (MBTX) Token is a ST-20 token sent on Polymath platform on the Ethereum blockchain innovation. The token will be kept running as a Security Token Offering to empower income sharing business technique.
Minedblock coins will be held completely cold storage until the time has come to disperse income and rewards to investors. This will help in securing the platform and assets of its customers. With minedblock, there is no compelling reason to choose which coin or token you might want to mine simply because there is a wide range of crypto to guarantee you get a decent spread and boost benefits.
Minedblock is also designed to give zero configurations to its users simply because the whole setup and arrangements would be made by Minedblock platform. This will save users from the setup stress and likewise resources. There is 100% transparency in minedblock platform. All activities in minedblock will be imparted to the locale and made public. There is also constant support and help group within the platform, the help group will ensure things are been run smoothly without any difficulties.
Minedblock will rewards its miner with not just the token but as well as ETH which I believe most users and investors will find very profitable to them
Minedblock will adopt the use of dual token model which comprises of both utility and security token. Security token will enable the users to earn passive income while the utility token will enable users to pay for different services within the platform.
TOKEN DISTRIBUTION 95% Allocated to token sale 5% Allocated to founding team
FUND DISTRIBUTION 80% Allocated to Mining equipment 10% Allocated to building of data centre 10% Allocated to Reserve
MONTHLY REVENUE DISTRIBUTION 75% Distributed to token holders 10% Allocated to expansion 10% Allocated to operational costs 5% Allocated to Token buy back
Useful Links
Website: https://www.minedblock.io Whitepaper: https://www.minedblock.io/assets/MinedBlockWhitepaper.pdf Telegram: https://t.me/minedblockofficial Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/MinedBlock
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