I’m excited. With money now digital (cryptocurrency), and collectibles going digital (NFTs), NFT pawn shops can now be a thing! Not that I need an NFT pawn shop. I’m just looking forward to some very interesting stories coming out of these emporiums in the future.
Imagine walking into a cyber pawn shop in a virtual world and pawning valuable items such as special weapons or rare skins or other assets. We’re not quite there yet, but the cyber pawn shop is coming. And a new DeFi platform called ETNA Network could bring it to you.
Right, now, the ETNA Network’s…
It’s looking more and more like the Bitcoin bulls will be vindicated. We’re coming out of the tunnel and it will soon be in the rearview mirror. A little patience could pay off.
This is not investment advice. And I’m the furthest thing from a financial advisor. I’m just a guy who loves staring at charts for hours on end. Think of this as just one tiny piece of your research.
I think I’m one of the few Bitcoiners I know who saw the recent downturn coming. The RSI on the weekly chart was just insane! …
3D printing will do for everyday things what computers did for documents, audio, and video — make them sharable without having to manufacture, package, and ship them. 3D printed objects will be modest at first. But we’ll quickly advance to the seemingly impossible.
The quality of just about everything humans make has been on the rise for more than a century. That is up until computers came along.
Ironically, the computer revolution, albeit a boon for mankind, actually brought with it a reduction in the quality of media.
And very soon a similar reduction in quality is about to befall…
To mine or not to mine your own bitcoin, that is today’s question.
You’ve heard the saying, “mind your own business.” How about changing that to “mine your own bitcoin,” instead? You could make money while you literally mind your own business (in the figurative sense). Right?
That’s the perception. What’s the reality?
The question on the minds of many Bitcoin curious types are:
Who is pulling the strings behind the Bitcoin curtain?
Bitcoin is the most revolutionary technology developed since the internet came into being. It’s called a blockchain. Some would argue that it’s the greatest advance since the invention of money, itself.
The Bitcoin blockchain is an autonomous, “robotic,” digital ledger system that records all transactions in an immutable and unhackable fashion — without human intervention.
A couple of posts back, I talked about the strange but true fact that no one really knows who created Bitcoin, this marvel of human ingenuity that’s bound to change humanity.
This leads me to the…
If you’re a writer, content creator, musician, or artist, all I can say is, what a time to be alive! We’re making money hand over fist! Well, some of us at least. But the numbers are climbing speedily as more and more artists take advantage of platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, and myriad others.
Yes. A non-trivial percentage of the population of content creators is, indeed, eeking out a living. Meanwhile, however, Google, which owns YouTube, is one of the richest companies on Earth with a valuation approaching $2 trillion.
What if the trillions of dollars in value were to…
Let’s start with “what is currency?” Currency is any form of money. The U.S. dollar is a currency. Most countries on Earth have their own currency. Mexico has pesos, China has the yuan, Italy has the lyra, Britain has the pound, and so on.
All of these currencies offer paper banknotes and metal coins. Collectively we call these fiat currencies.
Cryptocurrency can be thought of simply as digital money. Unlike all of the fiat currencies mentioned above, cryptocurrency does not utilize paper notes or coins. There is no physical thing called a bitcoin.
Digital money is nothing new. Fiat money…
No one knows for sure who created Bitcoin. The creator of one of the most transformational technologies in human history has somehow remained anonymous.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym of the creator of Bitcoin. Presumably, Nakamoto is one person. However, there is a possibility, albeit slight, that Bitcoin was developed not by one person but by a small group of developers.
Nakamoto went to great lengths to preserve anonymity. A handful of people have either come forward and claimed to be Nakamoto or are suspected to be Nakamoto. …
According to lead author Yeseul Yun, a Ph.D. student at MLU:
“We embedded the barium titanate between strontium titanate and calcium titanate. This was achieved by vaporizing the crystals with a high-power laser and redepositing them on carrier substrates. This produced a material made of 500 layers that is about 200 nanometres thick.”
When the layered panel is irradiated with laser light, the current produced is up to 1,000 times stronger than that produced from a conventional solar panel. Moreover, the effect appears to be quite robust and remained constant over the course of six months.
“The layer structure shows…
Pace LaVia is a freelance reporter specializing in cryptocurrency, renewable energy, future tech, and the cannabis industry.