Article: How Cryptocurrencies Can Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries

Civil Society, Crypto, Money

How Cryptocurrencies Can Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries

Cryptocurrencies have proven to be the most secure, transparent, and adequate financial tool realized in the modern age. It eliminates significant challenges presented by local currencies and, as a result, continues to improve the global economy.

Developing countries share one common challenge, and that is fraud. With the aid of digital currencies, trust and security for financial investments get restored, and in the long run, the global economy develops. As proven from this article, using cryptocurrencies in developing countries is very advantageous in boosting their economy.

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Article: Artists Who Now Make a Living Because of NFTs

Crypto, Digital Content, Money

Artists Who Now Make a Living Because of NFTs

To explain the importance of transparency in her industry, squirterer recalls a situation where an art gallery took one of her physical paintings on consignment and resold it without notifying her.

But what irked her the most was that the buyer had tried to reach out to her via Facebook during the purchasing process, wanting to establish a direct connection with the artist. But the gallery explicitly said it was not allowed and forbade squirterer from engaging with buyers.

Personal experiences like that helped squirterer recognize the blockchain’s usefulness in making all transactions public, immutable and verifiable. Since joining Hive back in 2018, she’s also appreciated the importance of decentralization and anti-censorship, as she’s seen other photographers and artists banned from mainstream platforms for posting their nude art.

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Article: A Rural Filipino Community Is Earning Cryptocurrency By Playing An NFT Game

Crypto, Digital Content, Money

A Rural Filipino Community Is Earning Cryptocurrency By Playing An NFT Game

The ongoing pandemic has caused an economic fallout like no other around the globe. The Philippines, a country with a population of around 111 million people, are especially struggling due to many already teetering the poverty line.

In light of 7.3 million people surviving unemployment, a non-fungible tokens (NFT) game named Axie Infinity is allowing residents of Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, a rural province north of Manila, to get paid to play the game. An 18-minute documentary titled Play-to-earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines highlights the origins of Axie Infinity and how it was discovered.

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Article: A People-Centric Approach to Securing Cyberspace

Civil Society, Cyber-Security

Colonial Cyber Attack, Ransomware Impact Raises Alarm About Internet FutureA People-Centric Approach to Securing Cyberspace

Resolving these competing visions of the digital future will be key to reining in cybercrime and defending data privacy from governments and Big Tech, but it will require the same kind of global response that precipitated the rise of the climate change activism. The truth is, if we want to save the internet from becoming the hunting ground of criminal bandits, dictators, demagogues and wealthy tech dilletantes with a political axe to grind, the public itself is going to have to take radical action.

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Article: Blockchain to uplift lives of underserved Philippine sectors

Blockchain, Money

Blockchain to uplift lives of underserved Philippine sectors

Smart Asset Management Digital Technologies believes blockchain can be a powerful tool if used continuously to work towards a more dynamic and digital economic system. SAM said its Members Acceleration Program offers one of the fastest-growing automation in income opportunities with digital and conventional business developments in Asean and the Australasia regions.

“This program will help them to have another set of opportunity aside from their primary work,” stated Nicos Figueroa, SAM’s Compliance Officer. “Everyone can do this part time. As mentioned, SAM MAP is all about group efforts and teamwork in attaining their goals. Moreover, with MAP’s benefits and rewards program it can definitely take them to multi-stream of opportunities.”

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Article: You can make money playing in virtual worlds: Gabby Dizon

Blockchain, Money

You can make money playing in virtual worlds: Gabby Dizon

Altitude Games CEO Gabby Dizon thinks the science fiction-inspired virtual reality Metaverse is being created all around us at increasing speed. “The Metaverse means different online worlds that are interconnected upon some form of shared economy. Usually, this economy is based on a blockchain,” explains Dizon, who also heads Yield Guild Games.

“A lot of people will be losing jobs in the physical world, and what will they be doing? I think they will be going online, and they will start playing games. Specifically, they will start playing games to earn money.”

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Article: Find blockchain jobs with the Bitcoin Association jobs board

Blockchain, Crypto

Find blockchain jobs with the Bitcoin Association jobs board

Blockchain and Bitcoin development talent is in high demand. This means good salaries, career security, and interesting, engaging work as one of the early pioneers of the world’s biggest and fastest growing tech trend. Now, thanks to Bitcoin Association, you can scour the market for job opportunities in Bitcoin from world leading companies, all in one place.

The Bitcoin Association jobs board allows employers in blockchain and bitcoin to post listings for career opportunities, and has fast become the place to go for learning of new vacancies in Bitcoin development.

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Article: How to protect your organization and yourself from cryptocurrency scams

Crypto, Cyber-Security

istock-880896372.jpgHow to protect your organization and yourself from cryptocurrency scams

Cryptocurrencies have slowly evolved from a purely speculative instrument to a more accepted form of payment. Bitcoin is now supported at many online retailers and is being used for more traditional types of transactions. Fully aware of this transition, cybercriminals are targeting more people and organizations with cryptocurrency scams. A report published Thursday by fraud prevention company Bolster looks at the latest types of crypto scams and suggests way to avoid being a victim.

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Article: Beyond Crypto: Getting Back To The Basics Of Blockchain

Blockchain, Crypto

BlockchainBeyond Crypto: Getting Back To The Basics Of Blockchain

Despite the hoopla surrounding blockchain-based investments, the goal of the technology is quite simple: to provide a secure record of transactions. Blockchains are basically super-secure ledgers that store encrypted sets of letters and numbers known as hashes in a chain of other transactions. The transactions are validated by all other computers involved with the chain, are time-stamped, and are virtually incorruptible due to the fact that the hashes from one block are contained in the previous block, which is linked to the block before it, and so on.

Those characteristics certainly make blockchain ideal for financial transactions, and banks could employ the system to bring greater speed, security and transparency to their operations. But banks have been slow to take up blockchain — instead, the technology is emerging in other, somewhat surprising industries.

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Alastair Crooke: US Losing the S&T / Digital Standards War to China, Iran, & Russia

Advanced Cyber I/O, Autonomous Internet, Commercial Intelligence, IO Impotency

The Two Undersides to Geo-Politics 

The prize that America truly seeks is to seize for itself over the coming decades, all global standards in leading-edge technology, and to deny them to China.

China’s intent now is not simply to refine and improve on existing technology, but to leapfrog existing knowledge into a new tech realm (such as by discovering and using new materials that overcome present limits to microprocessor evolution).

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