A step-by-step guide to the KYC process for staking wrapped XEM and XYM on StakeHound

As a committed XEM holder, I am always looking for things to do with it! However, I don’t hold the 3,000,000 XEM needed to get supernode rewards — at least not yet. If only there was a way to get the same rewards as a supernode holder, but without any of that complication.

Happily, there is. And it comes in the form of a company called StakeHound. …

The fast fashion paradigm has serious consequences for society and the environment — let’s find solutions!

“clotharrows” by miltedflower is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
“clotharrows” by miltedflower is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
“clotharrows” by miltedflower is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

In the last 30 years, the way we view clothing has turned on its head — but not for the better. Instead of owning a few high quality pieces, our attention has instead turned to hoarding several low quality items instead. Far more than we actually need. And this focus on quantity over quality has had some serious effects on all aspects of our lives, not least our natural resources. This article will present a quick overview of the consequences and some of the efforts being made to combat the problem, before concluding with a call to action to anyone…

18% of the Turkish population own crypto. They need somewhere to spend it.

Source: Faruk Melik ÇEVİK on Unsplash

While Turkey battles macroeconomic uncertainty, currency volatility and a failing financial system, three fintech startups prepare to cement crypto adoption for the country’s 16 million holders.

Over the last decade, Turkey has been better known for her economic skittishness than her whirling dervishes or even her coffee. The domestic currency, the lira, has experienced serious volatility against the US dollar.

The failed coup d’état in July 2016 preceded a sharp fall in price. Matters came to a head again in August 2018 with the lira sinking to even lower lows.

As usual, it was the Turkish people who suffered the…

And the Great-Grandfather of Crypto Continuing His Legacy

Dr. Benoît Mandelbrot, the “father of fractals”

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”

Benoît Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature, 1982

The late Dr. Benoît Mandelbrot was an extraordinary man, not least when it came to helping the general public, especially young people, develop an appreciation of the beauty and utility of art and mathematics. At the beginning of the 1970s, he was the first to define and name fractals, which describe a plethora of objects found in nature whose invented forms appeared to have similar shapes at…

You could have a LinkedIn twin — let that sink in

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Did you know that you might not be able trust LinkedIn at all? Yes, unfortunately you heard that right. The credibility of the go-to resource for recruiters, employers, investors and curious ex-colleagues is steadily waning, and it pains me to say that. I do feel fooled, and maybe you should too. Every time you use the world’s leading professional networking site in isolation to check an ICO or blockchain team, for example, there is no way of knowing for sure whether they are even real or even if you’re getting the full story. Moreover, it has never been a reliable…

Overledger and its grand design for mainstream blockchain adoption

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-The trust conundrum
-Quant Network
-Founding concept
-What is Overledger?
-Accelerating adoption
-Quant (QNT) token

The trust conundrum

The greatest battle facing the crypto community right now is no longer ensuring widespread acceptance of blockchain technology. As this quick overview will attempt to demonstrate, that is no longer in any doubt.

Blockchain will indeed become an ever-present and almost mundane reality in all our lives, with few of us even realizing it’s there at all. Despite the naysayers’ protestations, that war has now certainly been won.

The only obstacle preventing more rapid acceptance of cryptocurrency and the distributed…

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