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First year has came, Good news are reported frequently:Has Blockchain industry reach the watershed?

First year has came, Good news are reported frequently:Has Blockchain industry reach the watershed?
In 2020, It is a disaster year for most industries and regions. However, when we are facing catastrophe,opportunities are emerging accordingly.In global widespread depression period, there is an industry quietly emerging , that is Blockchain industry.
From the beginning of this year, countries around the globe are accelerating the researching speed for Blockchain technology , many world banks are starting the research on lawful digital currency , many advantageous policies are announced one after another. Therefore, this year is also called " First Year Of Blockchain Industries".
As a matter of fact, There was a warning for rising status of Blockchain Industry in the previous periods. In recent years, Internet Blockchain services companies are all increasing their ranking among Global Blockchain industries.Currently,Top companies around the globe are Google, Amazon from the US;Alibaba , JingDong from China.

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Current Global Blockchain corporations locations are mainly focus in China and Europe,America. There are about 80% of Global Blockchain industries located in America and China. Besides Europe and America,United Nations World Food Programme has started the exploration and applications processes for Blockchain technique in the 2015.
From the current situation, although good news within the industry are annouced constantly, there is still a path to real Blockchain outbreak period; The reasons for preventing the Blockchain technique grounded progress are because of the following two reasons:
First , the Birth of Blockchain technique is considering to be the layer technique for Bitcoins, most projects are hard to separte Digital currency and Blockchain in the Blockchain technique researching progress, which is the reason to cause popularizing image for Blockchain technique is still digital currency for most people and not the real technique with useful value.This is not positive trending for project's development and grounded process. Currently, very popularized DEFI fields are also facing entity grounded problems.
In 2018 January, United nation "weather chain alliance" is planning to build a transparent system for climate data, carbon emission data and carbon trade data, distributed accountbook technique is elimating the possibility of influence of political changes for Climate data. Before that, UN used to release Ethereum Blockchain tryout project, which was to provide humanitarian aid for Syria refugee.
Super Public chain AITD Blockchain is positively facilitating DeFi and Dentralized progresses. The emergence of these two applications are enabling the world to observe more possibilities for Blockchain Technique and also allowing us to start thinking " What is the real Blockchain Future.
Second, Each country's Blockchain technique competition is almost coming to a fervorization period, At the same time, Blockchain industry good news are annoucing constantly. Currently, most Blockchain project are covering small area, single scenario application mode,Blockchain pojects which can achieve open source and wide range popularization is rare and precious.
In global Blockchain market seize competition, various internet leaders are participating in seizing the resources, bringing feared emotions to the industries . Such as famous Facebook social media, Facebook social communication platform possessed enormous users amounts. In 2019, Facebook published Libra White Paper, this move is causing a great disturbance within the industry.
From there we can say that the competition between Blockchain projects are the competition between user and consensus. The current situation is that industry face is strong market seizing competition trending for each country's Blockchain industry's development and exploration. Any two countries are trying to control the first position for digital economy era, but not to promote Blockchain technique value grounded process around the globe.

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Even for the lawful digital currencies which are currently under researching and development progresses, are also independently researching and developing by each countries' Bank, which is easy to form isolated island. This seizing phenomenon is not coordinating with Blockchain spirits. If huge internet companies which have enormous users amount are starting to join the scramble competition, it is definitely going to form new competitions.
Blockchain spirit is Trust, Open sources, Decentralization, current phenomenon is not coordinating with Blockchain spirits . AITD public chain may provide assistance for Blockchain technique grounded progresses with stronger financial application backgrounds and rich ecosystem environment.
Therefore, The real project which can promote the Blockchain technique grounded progress and perform as "watershed functions"(means the new direction) for industry development progress should be breaking the country boundary, breaking industry barrier, serving global, providing safe and reliable grounded ecosystem , but the generation of the project is not for single country or industry resources seizing process.
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It took a whole decade for the economy and business to understand blockchain technology, its strengths, and weaknesses. Several years ago, the first mature options for its practical application began to appear on the market.
[According to]1 Joseph Lubin, the founder and CEO of the blockchain company ConsenSys, the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus infection pandemic could be a watershed for blockchain technology.
Joseph Lubin and Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital cryptocurrency bank, discussed the development prospects of the industry and the impact of the pandemic on the cryptocurrency business. Both entrepreneurs believe that the socio-economic crisis is driving industry growth.

Blockchain for Voting

Participation in online voting makes it possible not to visit polling stations, thereby not only to save time but also to minimize contacts during the pandemic.
Blockchain e-voting system undoubtedly fights against intruders and excludes the possibility of voting several times, since it stores unchangeable records of all votes and all identification data.
The blockchain e-voting results [are transparent]2 , cannot be changed, and can be accessed instantly. Blockchain for voting is not only more reliable, but also faster, eliminates the human factor, and allows you to instantly receive election results.

Blockchain in Logistics

Blockchain technology in logistics will greatly simplify business. Now, to send one typical sea cargo, it is required to have 240 copies of 36 original documents. [Komgo]3 , the consortium of traders, banks, and inspection firms, uses the DLT platform in order to get rid of this paper swamp, optimizing the process of cargo registration on the principle of “Know Your Customer”.
Parties can immediately receive confirmation that they have exact copies of the same data at their disposal, which speeds up the process and avoids legal disputes and conflicts.

Tuna Blockchain

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand has [launched]4 a pilot project in the Pacific Islands that will use blockchain technology to track tuna paths from “bait to plate”.
The project aims to stop illegal and unregulated fishing, as well as to stop human rights violations in the industry, including corruption schemes, illegal trade, and the use of slave labor in the fishery.

Blockchain Stamps

Lamborghini decided to digitize its collection postage stamps and [issued]5 the first blockchain-based stamp. This technology should guarantee the uniqueness and authenticity of each stamp.
In 2019 Austrian Post Office [launched]6 a line of [blockchain]7 authenticated stamps with 5 images of a unicorn. On those stamps, one could find credentials for the authentication on the Ethereum blockchain. In 2020, they kept on with last-year success and [announced]8 a new line with animal designs. As every crypto stamp has a private key, being also an Ethereum wallet, one can use them both a real stamp or as an alternative paper wallet with a nice visual style.

Blockchain Telemedicine

Recently, many medical blockchain projects have been created. One of them is [My Clinic]9 .
It’s a platform for instant communication with a personal doctor. It is based on a blockchain for exchanging client data, which allows patients to contact a new doctor without the need for a personal visit for an initial examination and transfer of medical documents. Consulting a doctor becomes easier when traveling, taking tests, and undergoing large-scale diagnostics.

The Future of Technology

Blockchain is likely to transform entire industries and, possibly, the entire economy through integration with other technologies.
The distributed nature of blockchain provides a valuable opportunity to conduct transactions cheaper and faster. Instead of “transferring” copies of documents between lawyers and banks and waiting for each stage of registration to be processed, blockchain gives all parties a complete overview of the procedure for the simultaneous implementation of several stages of the process.
For example, a consortium of law firms has teamed up with blockchain service providers [Proxeus]10 and [IBM]11 to reduce the time for setting up a commercial company from a few weeks to a few days. The first company to have made it [Drakkensberg]12 , was generally founded within two hours.

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Thus, we see that blockchain technology has a wide range of implementations in the near future. And, perhaps, the one who starts it first will be ahead of competitors.
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[ Bitcoin ] Mass adoption: blockchain as a norm of modern life

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It took a whole decade for the economy and business to understand blockchain technology, its strengths, and weaknesses. Several years ago, the first mature options for its practical application began to appear on the market.
According to Joseph Lubin, the founder and CEO of the blockchain company ConsenSys, the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus infection pandemic could be a watershed for blockchain technology.
Joseph Lubin and Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital cryptocurrency bank, discussed the development prospects of the industry and the impact of the pandemic on the cryptocurrency business. Both entrepreneurs believe that the socio-economic crisis is driving industry growth.

Blockchain for Voting

Participation in online voting makes it possible not to visit polling stations, thereby not only to save time but also to minimize contacts during the pandemic.
Blockchain e-voting system undoubtedly fights against intruders and excludes the possibility of voting several times, since it stores unchangeable records of all votes and all identification data.
The blockchain e-voting results are transparent, cannot be changed, and can be accessed instantly. Blockchain for voting is not only more reliable, but also faster, eliminates the human factor, and allows you to instantly receive election results.

Blockchain in Logistics

Blockchain technology in logistics will greatly simplify business. Now, to send one typical sea cargo, it is required to have 240 copies of 36 original documents. Komgo, the consortium of traders, banks, and inspection firms, uses the DLT platform in order to get rid of this paper swamp, optimizing the process of cargo registration on the principle of “Know Your Customer”.
Parties can immediately receive confirmation that they have exact copies of the same data at their disposal, which speeds up the process and avoids legal disputes and conflicts.

Tuna Blockchain

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand has launched a pilot project in the Pacific Islands that will use blockchain technology to track tuna paths from “bait to plate”.
The project aims to stop illegal and unregulated fishing, as well as to stop human rights violations in the industry, including corruption schemes, illegal trade, and the use of slave labor in the fishery.

Blockchain Stamps

Lamborghini decided to digitize its collection postage stamps and issued the first blockchain-based stamp. This technology should guarantee the uniqueness and authenticity of each stamp.
In 2019 Austrian Post Office launched a line of blockchain authenticated stamps with 5 images of a unicorn. On those stamps, one could find credentials for the authentication on the Ethereum blockchain. In 2020, they kept on with last-year success and announced a new line with animal designs. As every crypto stamp has a private key, being also an Ethereum wallet, one can use them both a real stamp or as an alternative paper wallet with a nice visual style.

Blockchain Telemedicine

Recently, many medical blockchain projects have been created. One of them is My Clinic.
It’s a platform for instant communication with a personal doctor. It is based on a blockchain for exchanging client data, which allows patients to contact a new doctor without the need for a personal visit for an initial examination and transfer of medical documents. Consulting a doctor becomes easier when traveling, taking tests, and undergoing large-scale diagnostics.

The Future of Technology

Blockchain is likely to transform entire industries and, possibly, the entire economy through integration with other technologies.
The distributed nature of blockchain provides a valuable opportunity to conduct transactions cheaper and faster. Instead of “transferring” copies of documents between lawyers and banks and waiting for each stage of registration to be processed, blockchain gives all parties a complete overview of the procedure for the simultaneous implementation of several stages of the process.
For example, a consortium of law firms has teamed up with blockchain service providers Proxeus and IBM to reduce the time for setting up a commercial company from a few weeks to a few days. The first company to have made it Drakkensberg, was generally founded within two hours.

Resume

Thus, we see that blockchain technology has a wide range of implementations in the near future. And, perhaps, the one who starts it first will be ahead of competitors.
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Which high-quality minority coins are likely to break through and become mainstream cryptocurrencies?

Which high-quality minority coins are likely to break through and become mainstream cryptocurrencies?
The veterans who often visit the currency forum may have heard a sentence: long bitcoin, short all the alts. The meaning is obvious, the status of Bitcoin is almost unshakable, but the mainstream currency has changed from wave to wave.
Blackcoin, Futurecoin, and PPcoin that were hot in the early years have now been thrown out of the mainstream currency rankings, and almost no one cares. According to coinmarketcap data, only Litecoin, Dogecoin and Ripple in the top ten market capitalization list survived and are temporarily among the mainstream coins.
The picture shows the cryptocurrency quotation of an exchange in 2014. In 2017, the exchange suspended its services.
After experiencing generations of cryptocurrency, what would replace the present-time mainstream cryptocurrency?

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The data above is the top 20 in the global market capitalization so far, and the data comes from coinmarketcap. We can see that bitcoin is still at the top of the ranking, and there are many new faces in the ranking after 2017.
From the perspective of the number of cryptocurrency types, platform coins for 15%, Bitcoin and its fork for 15%, digital cross-chain assets and platforms for 35%, stablecoins for 10%, and the remaining digital payment for 25%. Of course, this kind of statistics is not scientific, because the statistics are only based on the number of rankings, without taking into account the weighted impact of market value, but we can still glimpse the market trend of cryptocurrencies in recent years.

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The earliest cryptocurrencies are not as complicated as they are today. They are just a cryptocurrency and have no other role than payment. Through the latest cryptocurrency rankings, we can understand that cryptocurrencies are moving towards diversification.
Since the cryptocurrency broke out in 2017, we have heard countless concepts: cross-chain, decentralized operating system, decentralized Internet, DEFI, DAO... Some of these concepts have evolved into reality, some concepts are on the way to becoming a reality.
We can say that 2018 is a watershed moment for this industry. Cryptocurrencies have stepped out of the pure P2P payment field and are moving towards a diversified ecological development.

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So, back to the topic, what is diversification, how do we judge whether a digital currency has the conditions to enter the mainstream currency?
I think that the basis for judgment is very simple. The following points are for your reference:
First, the distribution process needs to be transparent and fair. If there is an institutional investment, can the organization's bargaining cost and time cost adapt to the project development, and how can the organization be prevented from cashing out in a short time? If there is no institutional investment, is the amount of pre-mining of the project reasonable, or is it fair to users holding currency?
Second, whether the project has market demand for corresponding industry solutions. Not all industries in this world need blockchain. Recognizing the reality that blockchain is not a panacea is the primary condition for entering the cryptocurrency market.
The third point is whether the project has a certain foundation. The foundation here includes two aspects: community foundation and cardinal basis. It is recommended to identify the project from these two aspects.
I have been observing the digital currency market for a long time. Among them, a mining currency ETX (Ethereumx·NET) with a POW+DPOS proof mechanism has attracted my attention. After understanding that the currency is not pre-mined, the distribution mechanism is very fair.
In addition, there is an optional anonymous transfer mode, which protects the privacy of users to a greater extent than ETH. On this basis, you can also undertake ETH dually: undertake ETH2.0 elimination of computing power; seamlessly transplant all application ecology of ETH. The most remarkable thing is its dual economic model of POW+DPOS, which locks a certain circulation and distributes newly-produced coins fairly, stably increasing the value.

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Cryptocurrency is a thriving world, but it is also a dangerous world. Welcome to follow me and explore potential projects. There are risks in the market, so you need to be cautious when entering the market.
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1.4 What are the elements of a complete strategy?

1.4 What are the elements of a complete strategy?

Summary

A complete strategy is actually a set of rules that traders give themselves. It includes all aspects of the trading, and does not leave a little room for subjective imagination. Every choices of buying and selling, the strategy will give an answer. It includes at least strategy selection, variety selection, fund management, order placing, extreme market situation response and so on.

Strategy choosing

From the perspective of hedge funds, mainstream trading strategies can be divided into trend trading, paired trading, basket trading, event-driven, high-frequency trading, option strategy, etc., as shown below.

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Of course, the way of strategy classification is not fixed. For the beginners, don't worry about so many noun concepts, let's start from the simplest. If only one type of quantitative trading strategy is recommended, it will be the trend trading, which is the most simple and effective. I believe that even if you don't have a systematic knowledge of financial learning, you can still use it. And this strategy has been around for a long time. Among the early public-published trading strategies, it is still effective in many markets today, because human nature is difficult to change.

What to buy and sell

Those who have done trading should know that each variety has its own personality. Some varieties are very popular, with good liquidity, large fluctuations, and high volatility; some varieties are very "docile", and they are oscillating within a certain range all year round, with low volatility.

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Therefore, when choosing a trading variety, there must be a concept of volatility. Varieties with high volatility are often easy to get out of a good trend. For commodity futures, if it is a trend-tracking strategy, try to choose industrial products. In terms of variety attributes, industrial products tend to be more volatile than agricultural products. For crypto trading, choose those major coins, such as bitcoin, eth, eos and so on.
Different strategies adapt to different market conditions. Choosing a good trading variety, which is a very crucial beginning for the future trading project. In absolute terms, there are no absolutely good varieties and no absolutely bad varieties. Depending on the investment style and the risk tolerance, you need to adjust accordingly to your own standards.

How much to buy and sell

It is easy to loss money when trading. When the account fund loses 50%, the loss will require 100% profit to recover it. Even if you can earn 100% many times, you only need to lose 100% once, which will lose it all. So mature trading strategies should include money management.
In order to facilitate everyone's understanding, here also use the average line strategy of the previous section to explain. In fact, many trading strategies built with traditional technical indicators have a maximum retracement rate of more than 50% or more. But is a risky strategy completely unusable?
Obviously not, the maximum retracement rate can be completely controlled by money management. If you cut the position by half, the overall risk will be reduced by half, and the maximum retracement rate will be 30%. If you reduce the position by half again, the maximum retracement rate will become 15%. Finally, we get a maximum retracement rate at around 15%. This is a simple and easy method of money management. Many people know that they can't go all in, but they don't know why. The answer is here.

When to buy and sell

A good jump in point is very important, and it allows you to get out of the cost zone quickly. But there will never be anyone who can tell you that it is right at this point, and it is wrong at that point. Opening a position is not the core of the trading. The core of the trading is how to optimize the position after opening the position.
Whether it is a short-term strategy or a long-term strategy, it doesn't matter how long the position will be holding, the important is the risk-to-profit ratio. In other words, the final result that affects the performance of the strategy is how to play and when to cash out. The cash out method can be divided into two types: stop loss and take profit. Both of these parts are necessary for any trading system and are an important watershed for the success or failure of trading strategies.

How to buy

1, Type and method of order placement: There are many types and methods of placing orders, such as: queuing limit orders, opponent price, latest price, over price, daily limit price, buying one price, buying two price, selling one price, selling two price. or use the queue price first, then use the over-price, sending batch order, or split the big order into small orders, or simply place the order directly.
2, Withdraw order If there are unexecuted orders, whether continue waiting or withdraw the order. The condition for the withdrawal is based on the time. For example, there is no transaction within 10 seconds. The price has been 10 units away from the order price, whether to continue waiting, withdrawing or chasing the new price.
3, chase the price When the order is unexecuted, whether to chase the price. If chasing the price, it is to chase according to the latest price, or the opponent price, or the limit price? If the order is still not executed, whether continue to pursue the latest price.
4, the price limit When the order signal appears, it happens to be the limit price. Whether should to queue up the price.
5, set bidding Do we need to participate in the market opening stage, how to participate.
6, night-time market Some commodity futures varieties are from 21:00 to 02:30 the next day and all crypto trading are 27/7. Do we need participate these time period. Manually or automatically?
7, Major holidays Before a long holiday, do we need clear all position or reduce some of them.

Extreme market situation

1, Short-term price fluctuations The price of the price suddenly huge rises and falls (black swan situation) etc., how to deal with these situations (as shown in the figure, the Swiss franc black swan event).
2, Liquidity risk If the other side of trading direction order depth does not have the amount you want to execute, but you need to execute immediately. especially if the non-main commodity future contract is very rare, it is easy to make a price jump to the market. How to deal with it when the price slippage is large.
3, Variety trading rules change Commodity futures varieties are added to the night-time market and the crypto trading is 24/7. the margin ratio is raised, and the commission fee is raised, especially the short-term trading strategy, which is very sensitive to these changes.
4, Trading environment risk For example: sudden power failure, network disconnection, computer failure, software downtime, suspension of bank transfer, natural disasters, etc., how to deal with it when it occurs.
In the above case, the probability of occurrence is small, or almost impossible. But if things can happen, it will happen. It is very necessary to make these assumptions and prevent them.

Psychological construction

The three main psychological emotions commonly in trading are greed, fear and lucky. Investors need a strong trading psychology system to control and even use the above three emotions at different stages.

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There must be an overall expectation for the future before you placing an order, including market expectations and variety psychological expectations. Market expectations have a clearer target for the location and future direction of the market. Variety expectations refer to the trading opportunities and risk profiles of the variety at its current location. Without the above psychological foundation, nothing can be done.
The whole process of real market trading is the process of continuous analysis, correction and execution. During the trading period, there are not many transactions, and more is tracking and endurance. This is a process of comprehensively examining the state of mind and testing human nature. The various habits of traders will be revealed and enlarged during the transaction process. Only by continuously learning and summarizing lessons after lessons, can we overcome the commonalities and psychological weaknesses of human nature.

To sum up

In summary, the so-called trading strategy is actually like this. When it has its perfect side and when it is incomplete, we can measure whether a trading strategy is reasonable. We can’t just look at his perfect side, and can’t just look at his broken side. On the one hand, it is more important to analyze the integrity of the strategy.
Finally, according to the characteristics of the strategy, combined with trader's own personality and financial situation to measure whether the strategy is suitable for themselves, if it is suitable for themselves, it is necessary to fully assess how likely it is to persist, the worst results must be planned in advance, if the most You have thought about the miserable side happens, you still can take it, then the possibility of implementation is relatively large.
Remember, in trading, confidence comes from your inner recognition, and confidence comes from the right trading philosophy!

Next section notice

This article is the last one of the first chapter. In the next chapter, we will focus on quantitative trading tools for further explanation, including: a comprehensive introduction to quantitative tools, how to configure quantitative trading systems, common API explanations, and how to quantify a trading systems. Write a strategy on it.
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Trade Nexi Pre-ICO Kicks off! Gazing into the future through the lens of the present

Trade Nexi Pre-ICO Kicks off! Gazing into the future through the lens of the present
Japan? Such was the excitement when the attention-grabbing news broke out on Japan’s goal of making cryptocurrencies a mainstay in their bid to transition into cashless economy (1). Considering Japan’s status as one of the largest economies in the world just behind the US and China (2), and the country’s reputation as a technology powerhouse, this news is hardly meant to be a surprise. However, what makes the news a resounding one is the fact that Japan has had its fair share of the challenges associated with the adoption of cryptocurrencies. When the major heist that saw hackers carting away with $450 million worth of bitcoin occurred in 2013, Japan was the worst hit because Tokyo Japan accounted for 70% of Bitcoin transactions at the time. How did the country respond? Rather than becoming reactive, skeptical and averse to cryptocurrencies, they did the opposite by taking proactive steps towards ensuring such debacles do not reoccur. Regulations were set, and more security checks were put in place. Why? The country saw, (and sees) clearly, the future through the lens of the present and they are consciously positioning themselves to become a front-runner in the financial revolution that has begun already. A revolution that sees cryptocurrencies as the mainstay means of transaction ahead of fiat money, in every nook and cranny of the globe.

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Japan’s case is just one out of the many budding cases strongly indicating the imminent watershed moments in the financial world where the global market gravitates from fiat, border-restrictive paper currencies into decentralized digital currencies built on blockchains. The revolution it brings does not only afford more freedom but the speed with which transactions will be made is uncanny. For instance, if Japan’s project succeeds within the defined time frame, the developers claim it will be able to handle over a million transactions (up to 10 million) per second. In comparison, some of the most efficient and fastest of credit card networks are only able to handle several thousand transactions per second. To put that into perspective, individual transactions on the blockchain can be confirmed in two seconds or far less. Such is the immense power and potential of crypto-driven marketplaces.
Trade Nexi — a melting pot of three market models — Trade Nexi Market, Trade Nexi Exchange and Trade Nexi Community stands as a major forerunner in this revolution of synergizing Blockchains with eCommerce. The project will blur the distinction between the two worlds, as cryptocurrencies become the foremost means of the transaction of goods and services. The pre-ICO stage kicked off with lots of fanfare and with the relentless efforts of the teams of experts behind the scene, lots of progress have been made and meaningful traction generated. In the first week of the pre-ICO stage launch, our social media outlets grew in leaps and it keeps getting better (See figure 1).



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By the end of the first week, we had received visitors from 46 countries spread across 5 continents across the globe with India topping the charts on the number of unique visitors. Perhaps the most interesting aspects of the milestones made were the fact that main ICO listing platforms have been selecting us for listing and some were done without filing applications to them. Such is the potential and long-term viability of the Trade Nexi project.
Current listings and initial ratings are as follows:
ICO Birds with a rating of 9.3/10
CRYPTOTotem — 7.9/10
ICObench — from 3.6 to 4.0
ICOmarks — 6.9
CoinLauncher — 5.38
CryptoKrunch — total score 61
Other listings and recognition include:
ICOHOLDER
Wings Foundation DAO Platform
Coingecko
TheTokener
NB: We got selected by ICOHOLDER, one of the biggest and strictest ICO listing sites, without applying. They checked out our project out, found it auspicious and listed us.
We are matching on — with conscientious attention to details, security and ease of transaction as our watchwords. The pre-ICO stage affords early buyers to purchase our tokens at a modest rate of 1 Nexi = $0.002 before the full ICO launch later in February 2019. For more information on TradeNexi, our objectives, available opportunities and how to purchase our tokens join our budding community on the following platforms:
Website: https://tradenexi.com/
GitHub: https://github.com/TradeNexi/Nexi-Token
Discord: https://discord.gg/MgWcKnP
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TradeNexi
Reddit: https://reddit.com/usetradenexi
Bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5097950.0
Medium: https://medium.com/@tradenexi19/
Telegram group: https://t.me/tradenexigroup
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  1. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611656/will-people-ditch-cash-for-cryptocurrency-japan-is-about-to-find-out/?utm_campaign=the_download.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=69185384&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--WrQmYwm-y3ObreBpOs47x9GeD8c1Tt8_HjHk4Ca3XfX_YG_u3Q0wdqNba72gMKMdNMRUL8ZD-C_7zF21SMZCV5KdGEA&_hsmi=69185384
  2. https://www.focus-economics.com/blog/the-largest-economies-in-the-world
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Why Segwit2x (aka NYA, aka Alt Coin B2X) Is a 51% Attack

"In bitcoin's Necronomicon of possible attacks and weaknesses, one reigns supreme – the 51% attack.
If there is a fear that has played on people's minds as the end-of-days scenario for bitcoin, it is this. Attackers who hold more than 50% of hashing power could stop transactions from confirming and even reverse some transactions. They could undermine the whole project.
Bitcoin's design and its system of economic incentives has been set up specifically to combat the destructive potential of a 51% attack. And it has worked. The 51% attack has remained a hypothetical bogeyman. Until now.
By all indication, a coordinated 51% attack will begin on, or around, Nov. 16. That's when a consortium of miners representing substantially more than 50% of the network's hashing power and an allied group of blockchain startups will seek to increase the block size.
This will require a hard fork, which while controversial, is a legitimate desire. In itself, this is not an attack.
Where it goes wrong
However, the consortium's effort has evolved beyond a simple fork. It is now being developed not simply as an effort to fork the chain, but to do so in such a way as to deliberately prevent the continued existence of the status quo chain.
Specifically, the developers involved have declined to introduce replay protection.
The 2x fork will create a situation where transactions performed on one fork, can be "replayed" on the second fork. In effect, users will have funds on both blockchains, but any transaction they perform on one blockchain could lead to a loss of funds on the other blockchain.
Replay protection is a fairly easy-to-implement method to protect users from this risk. Network attacks are those actions taken with the intention of disrupting the protocol’s normal functioning. The 2x change, bereft of replay protection, causes massive disruption. This is by design.
Without replay protection in place, a minority chain becomes less likely to survive.
Question of motives
The preferred outcome for the consortium is that the status quo chain ceases to exist, that its transactions fail to confirm.
This is the literal definition of a 51% attack. If it sounds a bit bizarre to call the consortium's effort an attack, that's because it is. The consortium comprises many real supporters of bitcoin, acting in what they believe is good faith. They don't mean to be attacking bitcoin.
However, without replay protection their efforts are like an autoimmune disease, having become overzealous and perverted.
So, bitcoin is finally coming to come face-to-face with the mother of all attacks. This is a watershed moment. The very worst outcomes are bad indeed.
Transactions could grind to a halt, faith in the system could be lost, bitcoin and by extension, the entire blockchain world could prove to be far more vulnerable to attack than we hoped.
We shall overcome
However, there is also another possible, even more likely, outcome.
Bitcoin could prove resilient to the consortium's attack and emerge battered but unbroken. In so doing, bitcoin will have proven itself resilient to even its greatest foe.
It is hard to overstate how important this will be to bitcoin's perceived reliability. Bitcoin has always been haunted by the risk that its rules might come to be dictated by special interest groups or hostile, state-sponsored parties.
This risk is never going completely away, but instead of the risk being a hypothetical bogeyman, it will become a much more prosaic thing: a successfully managed risk.
The 51% attack is bitcoin's boss level. I don’t think it's an exaggeration to say that we are now at the end of the beginning. If we successfully overcome this coming challenge, bitcoin will no longer be just an experiment, it will be a fact.
But don't expect less drama — we are now entering bitcoin's adolescence.
HODL on tight, things will get hairy."
Source: www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-bogeyman-cometh-segwit2x-51-attack/
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my thoughts...simply put.

This is not a post to speculate or encourage speculation. Simply put, I would like to engage in meaningful discourse pertaining to why XRP is valuable to banks(consumers)(us) in terms of transferring money nationally/internationally. I've read a lot, a whole hell of a lot in regards to Ripple as a company, Xrapid, Xcurrent and Xvia. As far as what is available for public interpretation, it seems like we are approaching a major overhaul in the financial sector. Well, at least what most of us XRP holders want to support and believe. Which brings to the light the issue of decentralized vs centralized fiat alternatives. Obviously, Bitcoin has made it apparent, trust has been employed into the sector of cryptocurrency. At this juncture, efforts in my opinion, are being diverted into establishing policy. Without aforementioned policies, future standards cannot be established. Unfortunately, this is the relentless demeanor our [US] government. Being a 29 year old individual who works a full time job and pays roughly 28% of my 50K salary to taxes annually, I understand what it means to pay into the system. Not unlike u/galgitron mentioned in their reply to a comment, as much as i'd like to support decentralization, i'd also like to avoid feeling "poor". I read this as the most revealing and connecting comment of his/her post. This was an outcry, similar to, if not identical to what everyone putting hard earned wages into cryptocurrencies desired results are. Hence why everyone asks for what do you think XRP will be valued at in the future. People want to count chickens before they hatch, expect exponential gains, observe astronomical returns. Is it going to be the most decentralized coins that effect the most change to our financial economy and sector? No, I can't honestly say I believe that truly decentralized coins will prevail and pave the new 'oregon trail', if you will. It won't happen this way because government, financial institutions are, essentially too big. This may be a road that changes the course of our financial future, but will not overtake what policies are already in place. For example, take the Dakota Access Pipeline project. I truly feel like we, as a country, reverted to some pretty archaic, pre-industrialist practices. We managed to avoid government intervention. Petitions signed, voted against this. And even in some instances disapproved the work of this project. Yet, it was still implemented, and shortly after being implemented, spilled some 180,000 gallons of crude oil into watersheds that would affect communities surrounding the project area. This is how powerful our government is, when it is susceptible to the coercion of lobbyist interested in the profits generated by such a project. As much as CC traders want to believe a completely anonymous crypto project can go unadulterated by this process, it is not possible. Technology the US government employs according to public knowledge is decades behind technology they actually have capabilities of utilizing. So to bring this full circle and impose the question I have at hand. Forget Market Cap. There is way too much money to be consolidated for rapid trade in the world economy in a few XRP (38,000,000,00) so why wouldn't banks want the value of XRP to rise. A- Makes for a higher profit in what they secure as an asset of business, and B-ties up less of that asset per the increase of value. I have read so many theorems on this, but this only makes sense to me. And correct me if you think I'm wrong, but per our US history, limiting potential transactions based on accountable/transferable/verifiable value seems like the last place a bank would want to find themselves. (financial collapses of recent years) IF Crypto is the move forward, all parties in my opinion will play nice if they want to compete, and if they want to compete they want to continue business. As value rises, banks hold more in terms of liquidity. You will see less and less small holders of XRP. I do believe that long term holders will get paid. But I am not saying that to appease. I think the individuals who invested what they are willing to lose, will see a return in the next 5 years. Others will be long gone. Banks will eventually hold all XRP units and Ripple won't contend this. Any transferable XRP will be consolidated into a new coin the public can hold, and will be done so at a premium. Right now, Ripple is courting FI on the money of individual investors. And that soon will need to come to an end. The end is as I suggest, a redistribution of value into a new coin. It is a conflict of interest to continue to distribute XRP to small holders when the business plan clearly states a demographic that could clearly hold ALL currently existing and potentially existing XRP coins. The value can ONLY go up. Just hold. Wait for news, and then watch your XRP turn into a coin completely different. Personally 10,000/XRP is a low estimate in my opinion. And I do welcome the criticizers and MAFmeticians to correct me. IMHO, forgive me for errors, typos and incorrect remarks. I am only a graduate of Anthropology from the University of Georgia.
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$MRNJ Metatron Sells Cannaboids App to Biotech Company and Integrates Cryptocurrency App for Marijuana Payments

https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/MRNJ/news/Metatron--MRNJ--Sells-Cannaboids-App-to-Biotech-Company-and-Integrates-Cryptocurrency-App-for-Marijuana-Payments?id=176973
Dec 04, 2017 OTC Disclosure & News Service

DOVER, Del., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metatron (OTC:MRNJ), a mobile and web technology pioneer having released over 2000 Marijuana, CBD, Vaporized™ secure chat and related apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to report the final stage development of Bitweed™, a cryptocurrency transaction and tracking app for Cannabis that is expected to evolve into its own CryptoCoin.
Metatron recently signed a deal to sell the Cannaboids™ app to Sanguine Biotech and has an on-going contract to integrate certain mobile technologies within the app, more news about this agreement forthcoming. Sanguine has developed a network of 20,000 patients, including 50+ patient advocacy group non-profits, biobanks, and patient portals. Here is a list of their data and specimens used in 40+ peer-reviewed journal articles.
This announcement coincides with the launch of http://www.icocryptoblockchain.com, the premier one-stop website soon to be app with the latest cryptocurrency news, education, editorials, market capitalizations, trade volume and ICO alerts.
The world's largest futures exchange, CME, has completed self-certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and expects to launch its bitcoin futures contracts on Dec. 18. Bitcoin's price rise as the launch of bitcoin futures emerge will help pave the way toward establishing the digital currency as a legitimate asset class.
According to industry estimates, Bitcoin and the 1000+ alt coins are now worth over $300 billion, only a year ago they were worth about 1 Billion. Today over $10 billion in digital tokens change hands daily and even big players such as Goldman Sachs, Visa, Capital One, Nasdaq, and the New York Stock Exchange have invested in blockchain technology.
“With Cannabis legal in about 29 states, Canada making recreational Marijuana legal, and Bitcoin’s watershed moment of peaking at $11,000 and about to be trading futures, we are seeing a shift from the early adopter phase and into the mainstream phase for both industries. Payment solutions are needed for dispensaries and customers so we plan on integrating the upcoming Bitweed™ and the popular Cannaboids™ apps to make this process more efficient for retailers and consumers,” said CEO Joe Riehl.
According to Forbes By 2020, the Cannabis industry is expected to create more jobs than manufacturing. Overall legal marijuana sales are set to increase from about 7 billion dollars in 2016 to 26.5 billion dollars 2020. Since Canada recently legalized recreational marijuana nationwide, it will result in an additional 23 Billion dollar added to the industry over the same time period according to Delotte.
Metatron, an industry leader in the field of mobile app development with over 2000 apps created, millions in sales and downloads historically, has partnered with high profile companies and clients worldwide and is poised to revolutionize the exploding crypto and cannabis industries.
Through its app development division i-Mobilize™, and as a pioneer in emerging markets, Metatron was the first company to release any Cannabis related apps on iTunes and has extensive experience in processing payments through its Just Data Billing division. Release date for the BitWeed™ app is expected first quarter of next year.
Metatron is also pleased to announce a formal offer to Buzzlink.com, a cannabis e-commerce platform for dispensaries and other retailers. Buzzlink.com will be financed partially by the issuance of preferred B series shares.
Metatron approved investors can acquire Series B shares in blocks of various sizes. The first round investors will receive the highest discount. Series B shares can be redeemed through the Company, are immune to reverse splits, and will convert at 1 B share to 50,000 common shares at a discount. There are a limited number of B shares available and Metatron reserves the right to end offering at any time.
Details available at:
http://metatroninc.com/series-b/
Metatron’s Apps: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/i-mobilize-inc./id325075390
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Metatron+Inc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/metatroninc Twitter: http://twitter.com/metatroninc News: http://metatroninc.com/blog
Forward-Looking Statements:
Any statements made in this press release which are not historical facts contain certain forward-looking statements, as such term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning potential developments affecting the business, prospects, financial condition and other aspects of the company to which this release pertains. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results of the specific items described in this release, and the company’s operations generally, to differ materially from what is projected in such forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based upon the best judgments of management of the company as of the date of this release, significant deviations in magnitude, timing and other factors may result from business risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the company’s need for additional financing, which is not assured and which may result in dilution of shareholders, the company’s status as a small company with a limited operating history, dependence on third parties and the continuing popularity of the iOS operating system, general market and economic conditions, technical factors, receipt of revenues, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such statements, and we disclaim any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement. Metatron does not grow, sell or distribute any substances that violate United States Law or the Controlled Substances Act.
Metatron, Inc. 302-861-0431 [email protected] SOURCE: Metatron, Inc
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Domain appeal: Greentech Media

The domain is https://www.greentechmedia.com/
Currently, the domain is unclassified.
Greentech Media is one of the leading news sources inside the clean energy field. From its about page:
Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Our coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market's evolution. Greentech Media's industry-leading coverage is provided by world-class journalists and a global network of expert contributors, supported by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, GTM Research.
I believe it should be changed to a blue source.
Greentech Media is a standard-bearer within the clean energy industry. When Greentech Media publishes opinions, editorials, or sponsored posts from outside sources they are always clearly marked as such, and generally come from trustworthy industry groups or companies, such as the Solar Energy Industry Association or American Wind Energy Association. The domain also publishes original research in the clean energy space. The domain has been publishing clean energy news for a decade, and is seen as one of the most trustworthy source of news about the clean energy space.
My first example is a submission to /futurology from within the last month: Global Solar Capacity Set to Surpass Nuclear for the First Time | By the end of 2017, solar PV capacity will rival nuclear. By 2022, it could more than double nuclear capacity.
This submission exemplifies the journalism of Greentech Media. It is an examination of the growing market for solar generation capacity.
China Is Starting to Look Beyond Coal. It May Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars, Too Published 9/11/17
This article covers China's possible transition to electric vehicles as well as a transition away from coal. Here's a quote that conveys how they approach news like this: with full disclosure of interests, valuable insights, and original research. "An analysis from GTM’s parent company, Wood Mackenzie, suggests electric cars could make up 85 percent of new auto sales by 2035."
Low UK Offshore Wind Prices Rattle Incumbents: ‘People Are Trying to Put Their Jaws Back in Place’ Published 9/12/17.
This article covers a transition in the UK market. Here's a quote that demonstrates Greentech Media's approach to the subject: "The prices, down by as much as 51 percent compared to the average in the U.K.’s last subsidy round in 2015, were cheaper than the levelized cost of gas, based on figures from the U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), RenewableUK said in a statement."
Renewables Are Expanding at an Astounding Pace. But It’s Still Not Enough to Meet Climate Goals Published 9/14/17
This headline brushes against clickbait-y, but the claims made are all true and backed up by reliable sources: "New reports from Moody’s Investors Service and energy consulting firm DNV GL outline the unstoppable momentum behind renewables. But even what DNV GL calls a “critical watershed” in the electricity industry doesn’t appear to move the needle fast enough on the Paris climate agreement."
GE Unveils a Bigger, Better Onshore Turbine Aimed at European Customers
Reporting on GE's new product. If there's bias in Greentech Media, it's the bias that exists with any major industry publication: the bias that industry growth is happening, it's important, and it's the way of the future. In this specific case, this bias jives exactly with the content of /futurology.
US Residential Solar Market Forecast to Decline for the First Time published 9/11/17
On the topic of bias, however, GTM doesn't only publish good news, and it isn't taking on the role of a giant cheerleader. If a company goes bankrupt, they report on it and on what went wrong, or if residential solar growth is expected to slow, as above, they will cover it.
Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model published 9/11/17.
Here's an example of something that's an Industry Perspective, i.e. a piece that was written by someone other than one of GTM's own journalists. Here, you can see it is labeled with Industry Perspective on the top, and there is an "about the author" section at the end that clearly labels from where the author's perspective comes: Tam Hunt is a lawyer and owner of Community Renewable Solutions LLC, a renewable energy project development and policy advocacy firm based in Santa Barbara, California and Hilo, Hawaii, co-founder of Solar Trains LLC, and author of the new book, Solar: Why Our Energy Future Is So Bright. You may also see reasonable debate(!) in the comments, with the author responding.
Post-Irma, Utilities Face ‘One of the Largest Industry Restoration Efforts in US History’ published September 11, 2017.
I've included this article to demonstrate timeliness.
A Record-Breaking Quarter for America’s Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Market published September 07, 2017.
This article highlights GTM's use of their research arm in publication. "According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, this is the most grid-interactive behind-the-meter energy storage ever deployed in a single quarter."
How Does Thermal Energy Storage Reach Scale? published September 06, 2017.
Rounding out my list of ten is this article. It highlights the original reporting GTM does, contacting several small- to medium-sized thermal storage businesses (Tesla does Lithium ion storage, not thermal storage) and discussing the market with them.
Finally, I do not work with Greentech Media in any capacity. I have been a clean energy professional for nearly a decade, and have used Greentech Media nearly every day to keep abreast of the topics that interest me and are important to my work. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
*Edited for link formatting.
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The LIST: Metro Happenings Thursday March 01 - Sunday March 04, 2018

Thursday March 01, 2018

Friday, March 02 2018

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17 Organizations Promoting Regenerative Agriculture Around the Globe

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it. Realizing this, many organizations are promoting regenerative agriculture as a way to not just grow food but to progressively improve ecosystems.
Drawing from decades of research, regenerative agriculture uses farming principles designed to mimic nature. To build healthy soils and fertile, thriving agro-ecosystems, this approach incorporates a range of practices like agroforestry and well-managed grazing. Benefits of these practices include richer soil, healthier water systems, increased biodiversity, climate change resilience, and stronger farming communities.
To celebrate the ongoing work of individuals and organizations dedicated to healing agro-ecosystems around the globe, Food Tank is highlighting these 17 organizations building a global grassroots movement for better agriculture.
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  1. Aranya Agricultural Alternatives
Aranya Agricultural Alternatives organizes and strengthens rural farming communities in India to achieve food and nutrition security through permaculture farming practices. Sanskrit for “forest,” Aranya promotes natural agricultural practices based on forests’ self-regulating ecosystems. Aranya runs permaculture design courses and workshops as well as community-based projects focused on watershed and soil management, tree-based farming, diversified cropping, animal integration, and seed saving.
  1. Grounded
Grounded, an organization based in Cape Town, South Africa, partners with farmers across sub-Saharan Africa “to develop regenerative businesses [that] establish a healthier and more profitable balance between nature and agriculture, while shortening the value chain between producers and consumers.” Their projects include restoring the natural biodiversity in the biodiversity hotspots of Madagascar, the Langkloof, and the Baviaanskloof, as well as restoring natural migration routes of elephants in Zambia. Grounded is actively working to improve soil quality, increase the vegetation cover, and add to the water table in these regions while promoting sustainable and profitable farming models.
  1. Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Ground is a California-based nonprofit working to regenerate land and reverse climate change through rebuilding healthy soil. They create educational curriculum, campaigns, and media to raise awareness and empower individuals to purchase food that support healthy soils and a balanced climate. Kiss the Ground also works with farmers, educators, NGOs, scientists, students, and policymakers to advocate for regenerative agriculture, and help drive brands and businesses to develop more sustainable supply chains worldwide. Locally, they operate a community garden in Venice, California, demonstrating urban permaculture to volunteers and homeless youth.
  1. RegenAG
RegenAG is a community-based family enterprise providing farmers, professional organizations, and communities with education and training to learn from the world’s most innovative and effective regenerative agriculture practitioners in a wide range of fields. Their on-farm consulting and extension services teach farmers the knowledge and skills to significantly reduce inputs and effectively manage and monitor farm fertility though beneficial microbe capture and reproduction, water cycle repair, soil building, and other holistic management strategies. RegenAg also holds courses, workshops, and field days to showcase the success and trials of farmers who have adopted regenerative strategies on their farm.
  1. Regeneration International
Regeneration International (RI) provides information and resources that highlight the connection between healthy soil, regenerative agriculture and land use, food, health, healthy economies, and climate change. These include a multilingual website and social media networks, an interactive online portal, consumer campaigns, events, and international conferences. And every year, RI brings a delegation to the U.N. Climate Summit to raise awareness about the links between soil and climate. RI also engages in farmer training, through partnerships with Via Organica and its teaching farm and the Main Street Project’s regenerative poultry project.
  1. Rodale Institute
The Rodale Institute is known for pioneering and continually advocating for the use of regenerative agricultural practices. Founded in 1947 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, by J.I. Rodale, the Institute has transformed 333 acres of formerly degraded farmland into highly fertile and productive land growing a variety of organic crops. The farm forms the basis for Rodale’s research, education, and outreach, and it is home to the longest-running comparative study of organic and chemical agriculture, started in 1981.
  1. Savory Network
The Savory Network is a global group of entrepreneurial innovators and leaders working to advance regenerative agriculture, reverse desertification, and combat climate change. With more than 30 hubs around the world, the Savory Network advocates, trains, implements, and facilitates Holistic Management and regenerative agriculture practices in their own global and agricultural contexts. The network is an initiative of the Savory Institute, which has the broader goal of informing policymakers, establishing market incentives, and increasing public awareness to support the ecological restoration of grasslands worldwide.
  1. Soil Capital
Soil Capital is “a company committed to scaling and sustaining regenerative agriculture through market-based solutions.” Using proven farming processes and adapted technology, they focus on maximizing farm profitability through increased soil health, resilience, and the natural productivity of the farm ecosystem as a whole. Through partnerships with experienced farmers who demonstrate resource-efficient and sustainable operations, Soil Capital assists other farmers in transitioning from conventional to regenerative agricultural practices. In doing so, Soil Capital seeks to scale and replicate holistic and healthy agricultural projects worldwide.
  1. Soils, Food, and Healthy Communities
Soils, Food, and Healthy Communities is a participatory, farmer-led organization which uses local indigenous knowledge and agroecological methods to improve food security, nutrition, and soils in Malawi. Their Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology project uses farmer-to-farmer teaching about agroecological farming methods to sustainably manage soils, improve agricultural and dietary diversity, and improve incomes of 6,000 farming households in central and northern Malawi. Through the use of grains and perennial legumes, farmers fix nitrogen, nutrients, and organic matter directly into the soil, improving soil fertility and enhancing environmental and food security.
  1. Soil Foodweb Institute
Founded by leading international soil microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham, the Soil Foodweb Institute (SFI) provides expert analysis and advice to empower primary producers to take control of maintaining the health of their soil. SFI analyzes soil micro-organism activity and creates management plans tailored to farmers’ specific soils to achieve a sustainable, productive, and low-input farming system. SFI Laboratories have extended across the globe, providing services to thousands of farmers to improve the health and productivity of their soils.
  1. Sustainable Harvest International
The mission of this nonprofit organization is to “preserve the environment by partnering with families to improve well-being through sustainable farming.” They work in Central America promoting sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. Through their multi-year program, participants receive tailored training and technical assistance. Former Peace Corps Volunteer Florence Reed founded the organization in 1997 after realizing the potential for training in sustainable agriculture to help farmers provide for their families while engaging in restorative practices.
  1. Terra Genesis International
Terra Genesis International is a regenerative design consultancy that includes engineers, permaculture design experts, agro-ecologists, foresters, carbon scientists, and financial analysts. They help large-scale agriculture and business clients that use natural ingredients in their products to redesign their supply chains and incorporate agricultural practices that regenerate soil, increase biodiversity, and boost business.
  1. The Carbon Underground
The Carbon Underground (TCU) acts as an umbrella organization connecting academia, businesses, organizations, schools, governments, and the general public, communicating and educating about the power of healthy soil to combat climate change. TCU coordinates a globally interconnected set of research groups working to demonstrate the impact of sustainable agriculture, land management, and regenerative enterprises as principal tools for sequestering carbon. Through their focus areas of corporate impact, education and training, policy, and communications, TCU aims to facilitate the widespread transition of farms, ranches, and grasslands from industrial into regenerative enterprises.
  1. The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm)
The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) is a nonprofit organization that connects farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, and researchers for education, alliance building, and advocacy. They run an annual Ecological Farming Conference that features more than 70 workshops, intensives, exhibitions, and special events including seed swaps, film screenings, and organic culinary fare. EcoFarm also offers a free mentoring program for apprentices and beginning farmers as well as a range of online farmer resources. EcoFarm is a broad network of grassroots leadership and has facilitated an exchange of knowledge for more than 60,000 people across the United States.
  1. The Land Institute
The Land Institute focuses on developing perennial grains, pulses, and oilseed crops. Their crops are grown in “ecologically intensified polycultures” that mimic the diversity of natural ecosystems. The Land Institute breeds new perennial crops and develops ways to productively grow these crops in diverse polyculture mixtures. Led by a team of ecologists and plant breeders that partner with multiple organizations worldwide, The Land Institute works to develop an agricultural system that can produce ample food while minimizing or eliminating the negative impacts of industrial agriculture.
  1. The Timbaktu Collective
The Timbaktu Collective works to protect, manage, and restore degraded ecosystems in rural Indian village communities. The Collective works in 172 villages within the Anantapur district, reaching and serving approximately 21,000 marginalized families. Their work in ecology includes the restoration of wastelands through planting locally adapted indigenous varieties of trees, reviving traditional water-harvesting structures to conserve water, and rejuvenating soil health through organic farming practices.
  1. The Traditional Native American Farmers Association
The Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) holds an annual Indigenous Sustainable Food Systems Design Course (ISFSDC), providing training in ecological design, natural farming, and earth restoration. ISFSDC is a holistic indigenous approach based on traditional knowledge and practices. These practices help improve air and water quality, ecosystems, nutrition, and community health. TNAFA also holds workshops and training on seed saving, beekeeping, and growing medicinal herbs to enhance biodiversity and increase seed and crop vitality.
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Bitcoin Has ‘Unquantifiable Risk’: UBS Investment Chief

The world’s largest wealth manager says it does not plan to invest in bitcoin or other crypto assets, like CVH coin, due to the absence of government oversight and the lack of a clear exit strategy. 2017 has been a watershed year for bitcoin, and it will likely be remembered as the tipping point that turned bitcoin’s reputation from a curious experiment — utilized primarily by nerds and anti-government activists — into a mainstream financial instrument that, according to Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead, will be an “expected” component of a well-rounded financial portfolio. However, UBS Group AG, the world’s largest wealth manager, does not intend to bring cryptocurrencies, CVH coin, for example, into its investment portfolio. Speaking with Bloomberg, Mark Haefele — chief investment officer of UBS — said that the ecosystem’s lack of government oversight presents investors with an “unquantifiable risk”: “All it would take would be one terrorist incident in the U.S. funded by bitcoin for the U.S. regulator to much more seriously step in and take action,” he said. “That’s a risk, an unquantifiable risk, bitcoin has that another currency doesn’t.” Moreover, questioning that purchases of cryptocurrency, for example CVH coin, should even be classified as investments, he stated that firms have no way to develop a clear exit strategy to secure profits. “The thing that always strikes me about these, quote unquote, investments is not really when you would get into it but when you would get out of it,” Haefele said. “So how do you know when to get out of a bitcoin investment?” Even discounting those factors, Haefele said bitcoin does not even appear on UBS’s investment radar. Throwing shade on the significant growth experienced by the ecosystem this year, he stated that the approximately $230 billion cryptocurrency market cap was “not even the size of some of the smaller currencies” that UBS would include in its portfolio. But for an asset that is not on the firm’s radar, UBS discusses it quite a bit. In the past month alone, at least three UBS executives and analysts have criticized the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry. Disputing reports by Goldman Sachs and other firms that indicate investors are interested in cryptocurrency, UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said that he doesn’t think “there’s any meaningful desire by high net worth individuals to take big bets” on bitcoin. Soon after, UBS published a whitepaper that described bitcoin as a “speculative bubble,” and a firm economist stated that the impending launch of bitcoin futures contracts reminded him of the tulip bubble in Holland during the 17th century. Of course, UBS’s bearish statements on bitcoin must be viewed within context. Recognizing the potential of blockchain technology, which exactly what Curriculum Vitae blockchain is based on, the firm has started its own digital currency project. The “utility settlement coin” is designed to help financial institutions across the globe swap value more efficiently than using cash transfers. UBS has been working on the project since 2015, and it has planned a limited rollout for 2018.
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