The Age of Innovation.

Groomed for the age of innovation.

During various discussions with people, I discovered that many of us are still believing that we are in the age of information.

In reality, we must have heard the saying many times: “Think outside the box” and when did we start to hear this saying? If I am asking people have anybody ever challenged you to think outside the box.

The answers were mostly yes. Were we conditioned or was this some form of preparation for something to come or an indication an era has passed?

The end of an age.

Things do not happen overnight we were introduced to the age of innovation. These things happened gradually so that we failed to notice the dawn of an age and the rise of another.

Prepare yourself and your children.

Look at the things around us and look at how rapidly things are changing. It’s time to accept we are already living in a new age, the age of innovation.

When we look at the careers of the past how many people have lost their jobs, and there are still more job losses to come.

Just have a look at the things that were done by humans in the past, robots and robotic arms are doing the job.

When we have to look at the careers of the future it’s going to create a lot of thinking outside the box. We and our children will have to gear ourselves to become creative and innovative.

Responsibility.

As parents need to guide our children in the right direction. The rise of new technologies and the advancement of technologies are significantly impacting the careers of the future.

I have read an article regarding future skills that I think is spot on and emphasize five skills:

  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Digital literacy and computational thinking
  • Judgment and decision – making
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Creative and innovative mindset

This is a good read and I suggest you read the full article here.

Please leave a comment on what you think the future hold for us. Think about jobs or careers for us and our children.

Suspicious Websites.

History.

We have all come across some of these websites in the past.

Looking back at how I felt after a party to find there were burglars in my house. They went through my stuff.

They had access to everything without my permission.  My clothes were on the floor, my ex-wife’s clothes were on the floor.

I can’t remember if the children were born at that time and if their things were also lying on the floor or not.

I was just angry and felt violated someone was in my house and went through everything that is personal to me.

Imagine this you visit a website and you discover later they have all your personal information without you willingly provided that information. How are you going to feel if you find out they stole from you?

Anger and all the emotions you have are somehow related to poor judgment and ignorance.

Physical versus Digital.

There is not much difference in the physical world and the digital world and we need to treat them with the same respect in order to prevent feeling completely powerless.

I could have prevented the incident. I had many options, for example, I could have asked a relative to come over, or a friend.

I have now a security system in my house. I could have done even that. I was a sitting duck.

There are certain things that we fail to do.  We are just into it for the results.  Another good example is altcoins we want them because we want a result to beat inflation.

Due to ignorance, we get caught in scams or even buy shitty coins. We don’t care about who it is or how it works we are focussed on results.

After all the turmoil we decide to become aware of scams, fraudsters, and bad coins. We are more cautious about the platforms we are using to buy coins from. Then only we are prepared to learn.

Here are a free website security check and malware scanner.

It’s easy to use and it gives you a lot of information including the IP Address.

Here is an IP Lookup Tool.

Comments.

Let us have a look at Clive’s comment and I quote from it: “…The website looks suspicious. Although when I clicked on the link I had no problems with Google Chrome, it didn’t show me a Deceptive Site Ahead Warning. Some “Tell Tale Signs” would be

1)The address on the website – lunocoin.live has a very broad address NSW 2060? No street address and no contact telephone number on the website.

2) There are no contact details when you look up the I.P address on WHOIS I.P.

3)Sucuri SiteCheck which is a free online security website checking tool shows https://lunocoin.live/ as a blacklisted website and is a critical security risk.

4)Usually, when pricing seems too good to be true a red flag should be raised

5) You could also Google to see if the website is a scam lunocoin.live has not been reported but there are enough red flags showing up and it would be a sad situation if your investment disappeared overnight.”

Intent.

Hoping you shall find this useful and be more careful in the future.

Bitcoin A Cut Above The Rest.

What is bitcoin?

A friend and I had a discussion today about bitcoin and it’s future. During the discussion, he mentioned a few things:

  • The critics of bitcoin do not understand the value of bitcoin’s design.
  • For the reason, that there is no person that you can point a finger to say he is the developer of bitcoin.
  • The supply is based algorithmically based on a geometrically decline function.
  • Less and less bitcoin is produced over time. Bitcoin is mined on the same principle of a real mine it gets harder and harder to mine with greater and greater costs.
  • Bitcoin’s supply is 21 million is the total of bitcoins and it is the total!
  • 85% of the world’s bitcoins have been mined and it will take at least another 100 years to get to 21 million.

Who can stop you from owning bitcoin?

Can anybody stop you from owning bitcoin? Can it only be seized as proceeds of crime? Read this article here. Hence the government does have the ability to do so if you obtained it legal or illegal.

Policies.

Governments can print Fiat Money governments and circulate more and even more and they do want the monetary policies to be in there favor to regulate and control cryptocurrencies. I am not saying regulations to a certain extent will be bad as long as they are reasonable. However, banning bitcoin all over the globe seems unlikely and there are game plans for those living under such bans at present. You are welcome to read more here.

Personal Opinions

When I do look at bitcoin it seemed that it had the future in mind and it’s certainly a cut above the rest. There may come policies and regulations but in Crypto Space, it’s most definitely the best investment. The fact that some countries are adopting to it gives a good signal it’s here to stay. Through it all, it got stronger and stronger.

Here is a great  YouTube video to watch on this topic.

Facebook Unplugged?

The Story.

We must have heard that eBay, Mastercard, PayPal, Stripe and Visa pulled the plug on Facebook’s Libra Project. Bookings Holdings Inc. is the latest to the plug.

How could this happen? Seriously why did they back Mark Zuckerberg and the Libra project in the first place just to pull out and all of this before he testifies on the 23rd before Congress?

The initial consortium of companies that were listed were 28 names. What is going on? It’s becoming apparent that there is somebody with an upper hand and trying to pull the plug on the project. Since the announcement of the project, it seemed that they want to stop Mark Zuckerberg in his tracks.

The Unanswered Questions.

Are people afraid of technology and afraid that that fiat money is going to lose its popularity? If you have an android phone everybody can trade with anybody and the payment is immediate. The fact is that anybody from anywhere is now empowered. You can use a device to send, receive and store digital currencies. This seems to be the problem.

Mark Zuckerberg and Pavel Durov’s dreams were bigger than the USA or any other country. Despite the negative publicity, I don’t think there is a stop in the idea. You can cage an idea only for so long, but when it gets out is there really a stop to it?

Does only the future know what we are guessing about if the plug can be pulled from the socket? Do these guys have the persistence to carry on until they succeed remains to be seen?

Regulation and the other red tape does not seem to be the issue, I think it’s about too much power. In conclusion, is it possible that two letters from Democrat Senators motivated them to pull the plug completely after that they knew there is heat in the kitchen?

Battle Expands in Crypto Space.

Background.

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are not the only ones with challenges to enter Crypto Space.

When Telegram announced in June that they are going ahead with their ICO (initial coin offering) you could have a guess that it is not going to get just a warm welcome.

ERC-20 tokens of 2017 kicked-off and the IOS’s just popped up everywhere and it was fine. Seriously not much at a big deal. When east and west meet it seems it’s always heading for a battle.  People are wondering if it’s really a  Telegram ICO due to the involvement of Liquid Exchange and Gram Asia.

Why are people trying to halt the east?  Pavel Durov presently residing at Saint Kits and Nevis. He is a Russian entrepreneur and founder of Telegram Messenger. Just by reading it, I hope you got the feeling.  It seems like another black sheep just because of his origin.  Needless to say, it seems he is in for a battle.

Reports.

Okay, we either know we assume things? Due to the US stance on cryptocurrencies, we could have certainly it doom for battle.  It has been reported that according to the US Securities and Exchange Commission they filed an emergency restraining order against the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of Telegram.

It has also been reported that Liquid Exchange is listing the tokens held by Gram Asia. Ton is Telegrams Open Network blockchain and it’s decentralized bragging with awesome transaction speed.

Opinions.

I believe the history or manner of how governments handled fiat money is the main motivational factor for cryptos to exist today. Technology that can prevent wars and inflation is now the enemy.

I have no problem with the regulation of these currencies but do not take the opportunity to be my own banker away from me. What can beat inflation is seen as a threat and what can stop the wars that inflation promoted.

 

 

Accusations or Manipulating Cryptocurrency Markets?

Introduction.

First of all, Kyle Freedman tweeted today “@RocheFreedmanLP  filed a class-action lawsuit Tether and  Bitfinex (and others) for manipulating the cryptocurrency market and to create the largest bubble in history.”

There are some times when crypto enthusiasts are shocked because of the manipulation in the crypto space. We speculate a lot about what is happening in the crypto markets. It seems when we engage in this topic, nobody knows for sure what’s going down.

The allegations.

It has been alledged BitFinex and Tether allegedly defrauded investors. They allegedly manipulated markets and concealed illicit proceeds.

What do you think is it possible for these two companies to have created cycles where they could benefit from it?

The allegations were that Tether flooded BitFinex with tokens. This resulted in an artificially inflated demand for cryptocurrencies. Due to that, there were possibilities for these two companies to have been responsible for the 2017 crypto bull run.

This is and this is going to be a difficult task to prove these allegations.

Prior to today, BitFinex denied these allegations on Saturday. I am just wondering how this will impact crypto space?

Future outcomes.

Blockchain technology is our future.  We believe in this advance technology to pave us a brighter future. Crypto’s maybe digital currencies being used on the blockchain, these things boil down to the value of cryptos.

What normally triggers a bull run is a technical achievement.  Consequently, it seems like the bull run of 2017 was due to the ERC20 contracts and ICO’s.

Finally, I hope this will not put us back to help people to develop a passion for these things.

In contrast with these allegations, the probability of the 2017 bull run was due to technical achievement. The ERC-20 contracts and ICO’s.

Luno Claim No Partnership with Luno Live Mining Company.

Bitcoin mining plays a very important role in the bitcoin blockchain. Many miners invest a lot of money to get mining equipment and farms in place. They conduct important work to ensure the validity of transactions on a blockchain.

Blockchain technology is still in its infancy stage and a lot of people don’t have a clue of it.  Due to the fact that they lack knowledge,  they are scared of technology.

People find it difficult to see value in blockchain technology. Getting investors aboard is a mission.  New start-ups struggle to get the investors to believe in the blockchain as it is. Then you get the scammers and fraudsters who make the task even worse.

Yesterday I was introduced to  Luno Live Mining Company.  Visiting their site was a userfriendly experience with online chat beautiful images. The Luno Live Company claiming to have its cryptocurrency farm based in Australia.

Furthermore, they claim the farmed is owned by a group of Brazilians and Australia Teams of noble entrepreneurs and investors.

I quote from their site; “Luno Mining company partner: We are proud partners of Luno Mobile Wallet which facilitates bitcoin storage and transactions such as buying, selling and paying their bitcoin wallet services. They also operate exchanges between traditional currencies and bitcoin. You can get a secured wallet by signing up ( https://www.luno.com ).”

 

I phoned my best friend the founder of Techno Magazine and we decided to investigate this site since it looked suspicious with a poor Luno logo.  We could not find the White Paper or anything about the mentioned partnership.

It resulted in an inquiry on twitter and looking at the answer we got back it’s obvious they are not part of Luno as they claim.

In response to our inquiry, Luno money replied and I quote: “No this company is not part of Luno.  This looks like a fraudulent website/company.  We have reported this to our fraud team.”

Look at their site now.

 

Techno Magazine takes pride in sharing knowledge about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and technology.  Ibayi marketing,  like an investigative approach to things and together we have managed to get an investigation started.

When you spend money on blockchain technology investigate your potential investment.  Does the company have a White Paper, Social Media accounts and what are claiming on these accounts?

Look at the website and if you uncertain contact us to help you with your investigation but don’t waste your investment due to ignorance.

Look at the website and if you uncertain contact us to help you with your investigation but don’t waste your investment due to ignorance.

Bank Strike 2019/09/27!

It’s been planned since June this year and it seems it has reached a point of no return.

Approximately 4500  jobs are lost this year the banking industry and for  2019 it may increase still to 10 000 job losses.  The ordinary clients of this industry have been nurtured to except to make use of mobile banking approves, and ATM’s.

We have been encouraged to make use of advanced technology since less banking fees apply. How many times are you greeted by friendly personnel advising you to make use of banking approves or ATM’s because it’s cheaper?

We are unaware that they are encouraging non-humans to take their job. The human faces are getting less on each visit to your nearest branch.

Industries are paying third parties huge amounts to service machines that are not working. A good example is when you want to deposit money and the machine is full.  Do we ever ask how much banks are paying for these toys that inconvenience us when it’s out of order?

Why can’t that personnel be trained to use these machines? To service them creating a job for that friendly person greeting you so nicely and advising you to make use of these things.

These industries were aware of the advancement of technology and failed to get a solution for so many job losses.  Why not training their own personnel to do the work of third-party contractors? Why did they create third party expenditure at all?  Security ain’t an issue since they could have decentralized some personnel to other offices than the branch we are visiting.

SASBO’s banking sector national strike seems to be happening due to the failure of a moratorium of job losses.  The crisis may have been prevented if banking industries were able to meet the challenges ahead.

Finally, there is nothing wrong with embracing new technology, but we need to be able to step a notch up. Knowing we are facing advancements in technology should pave the way to train our personnel in new fields of expertise to keep abreast of the challenges.  Creating new jobs rather than having to deal with job losses.

Are we able to create new jobs within the banking industry to minimize or even eradicate job losses?

Who is Winning the Battle?

Huawei has finally unveiled the Mate 30 Series this week. However, the media is already stirring up the concoction despite the innovative hardware of these devices.

The gossip is all about Google gap, it seems like Huawei’s announcement was met with a hard slap. Google warned that it would not license the new Mate  Phone Series in terms of the U.S. restrictions.

The media is having a field day with the news. The main focus is on Huawei’s capabilities to deal with the lack of YouTube, Gmail, Google Play Store, and Google Maps.

At the IFA tech show in Germany, Richard Yu told the media there “might be a workaround on hand.” Will President Trump lift it as part of a trade deal?

Despite the fact that Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, mentioned that the open-source nature of Android has a lot of possibilities. Huawei is unable to provide Google Mobile Services on new products due to the ban. Third-party developers are working on it.

Unfortunately, presentations thus far focused on the new 5G chipset, its performance, power efficiencies, the camera, and display.

This still leaves us with the question is there Google or no Google. For the risk-takers, I believe it’s a buy. If it means no Google you need to ask yourself what are you buying?

The stage is set and the countdown has begun to either fight over ownership of technology or a sportsman’s embrace after a boxing fight.

HarmonyOS seems to be the replacement for AndroidOS but it seems the ban is aimed at the ownership of technology, thus no Google for Huawei at this stage.

Where was Justin Sun?


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On the Rough Edges.

We can’t deny that things were a bit on the rough edges for TRON and their face Justin Sun.

All the eyes were on Justin Sun after he paid $4,6 million USD for a charity lunch with Warren Buffet.

Political Tention.

On the one hand, there is tension between East and West regarding the trade ban. Weighing things fairly, on the other hand, Justin Sun CEO of Tron.

Justin Sun has captivated the imagination of his followers somehow. The reason is that he has found support in the Crypto Space and his followers do believe he is just misunderstood at times.

Looking at all the facts at our disposal we can’t blame his reputation only on the West’s attitude towards him. Due to his marketing strategies, some people like him and others dislike him.

He is known for his occasional white lie and being too excited at times. Announcing things where the deal has not been closed? Maybe the fact that people have a soft spot for Jack Ma and Justin’s innocent face he could captivate the imagination of his followers.

Disbelief and Disappointment.

How could you miss out on the greatest opportunity of your life to sit at a table with Warren Buffet? The man who has compared bitcoin as a “delusion” and “rat poison squared” and has said bitcoin has “no unique value” We had maybe too high expectations.

The audacity to somehow mess up a 4.6 million dollar lunch or was politics and conspiracy really involved?

Now the 4.6 million dollar lunch is on ice for how long? Why was Justin Sun so dogie? He is back what can we expect? According to some of his tweets, it seems like good things are on the horizon for Tron and Bittorent.

Final Thoughts.

Finally, who do you want to trust “The crypto whiz kid” Justin Sun, the “prejudiced” media or “conspiracies” against Tron?

Quoting Tron: “TRON is dedicated to building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized Internet.”

A good leader does not give up when things go wrong and you are welcome to differ from me but hats off for Justin Sun he is still going strong.