Where is social media headed in 2020?

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A social media marketing strategy is on the minds of many small business owners. And if it’s not on you, it should be.

Major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram are fighting for market share as they adjust their business models, balancing better returns for shareholders with improved user experience.

As these platforms evolve, so must the way you use them for your small business.

Let’s look forward to some ways to promote your business on social media in 2020.

Facebook

More than 18 months later, the Federal Trade Commission has officially ruled that Cambridge Analytica defrauded Facebook users. The company had collected the personal data of millions of Facebook profiles without people’s consent and then used it for political advertising purposes.

Even though Cambridge Analytica went bankrupt shortly after the scandal, Facebook is still working hard to tighten its data access processes and convince people to trust its new dedicated news platform.

Facebook rolled out Facebook News to a subset of people in the US. That means that while you’ll still see posts from your family and friends in your main news feed, Facebook News will publish content from a team of journalists (employed at Facebook).

This year, the company is also focusing on cryptocurrency and launching its Facebook Pay feature. This could mean that your small business can soon include sales on the platform in your account.

Although the launch of Facebook Watch did not go as expected (only 140 million people watch videos and shows per day, which sounds huge, but does not compare to the total number of 1.6 billion daily actives on the platform). However, it looks like Facebook is going to make another attempt in 2020, so let’s take a look at what this means for video marketing.

What do these changes mean for your social media marketing strategy?

We’ll have to wait and see. The more proprietary content a company creates, the more marketers can compete to stay visible.

Twitter:

The company recently announced that it would stop serving political ads and update its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers can access.

We’re also wondering what the company’s vice president of design and research, Dantley Davis, meant in his latest announcement about a slew of changes that could be coming to the platform as early as next year.

How will this affect your business promotion on social media?

You can have the ability to limit who retweets your tweet (which I can’t see being a feature that entrepreneurs will use much, we love our retweets!), and the ability to retweet something to a specific group based on their interests.

Learn more about how to use Twitter hashtags.

LinkedIn:

Since its inception in 2003, LinkedIn has grown to become the world’s largest professional networking platform.

Microsoft acquired the platform in 2016 for $26.2 billion, and with access to Microsoft’s resources, we’ve seen updated professional profiles and more targeted ads.

We’ve also seen LinkedIn Groups make a comeback.

A LinkedIn group allows your business to create a discussion board related to your industry. This allows you to create a special interest group of like-minded people that is specific to your product, service and/or expertise.

Groups also provide great visibility for your business, as every member in your group will have your logo displayed on their profile. Group owners also now have the ability to post different types of media, such as images and videos, and instant notifications enable real-time conversations.

Executive Suite has over 300,000 members and brings together executives with a web series, business advice and discussion boards.

What does LinkedIn Groups mean for your small business?

Hopefully a better way to foster a sense of community, find candidates for open positions, and gain brand visibility to name a few.

Instagram:

You may recall that Instagram was testing the removal of likes in several countries, including Australia, Japan, Italy, and Ireland. The likes have not disappeared. In the US and Canada, you can still see the number of likes on your own photos and videos, not the posts of others.

So where did this come from? Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has long dealt with people using hacks and workarounds. They mostly come from bots and unscrupulous businesses that manipulate the app to make themselves or other users appear more popular than they really are. So, this is an attempt to make Instagram more authentic.

Instagram says: “We hope this test will take the pressure off how many likes a post will get, so you can focus on sharing the things you love.”

While many entrepreneurs and small businesses are good at this, influencers and video marketing agencies are not.

How can they show businesses how popular they are? How will they demonstrate engagement?

But for the average small business owner who doesn’t buy likes or game the system with bots, this can be a good thing.

If your social media marketing strategy includes engaging content and you’re happy to focus on increasing comments and followers, you’ll be fine.

Although IGTV got off to a slow start, it is now considered one of the biggest trends in social media. After Instagram announced earlier this year that Instagram would allow one-minute previews of IGTV videos on Instagram’s main feed, users (and companies) began to take notice.

Unlike your other Instagram videos, IGTV videos can be 10-60 minutes long. This provides a great video marketing opportunity for interviews, behind-the-scenes features and much more.

Since we can now also add landscape videos, I’m adding my Business Edge Show videos that are getting a lot of attention.

These are just a few of the changes you can expect to see on major platforms this year. I’m sure there will be many more next year as things are always changing.

To effectively promote your business on social media in 2020, it’s important not only to understand social media trends, but to embrace them.

If you’re struggling to stay on top of social media, consider hiring an agency that can create strategies specific to your social media needs and goals so you can focus on building your business.

How to make more money in 2022 The top seven questions to ask yourself

Making more money, living a better and happier life are always the top wishes that we secretly and sometimes openly have for ourselves at the beginning of every year, and 2022 will not be an exception. Besides money, we wish good health, abundant blessings, God’s grace and happiness for ourselves and our friends and neighbors, but we know that if we have more money, it means that God has answered all our prayers. In an effort to make the New Year better than the last, we write New Year’s resolutions and pray that all our wishes come true. Unfortunately, these resolutions are more often than not forgotten a few days after the New Year as life takes us.

Some people think that to achieve everything you need to sit down and make plans and set goals, then set out to put your plans into action and everything will be fine. This is not a good idea. Instead of making plans and writing down goals, ask yourself specific questions first. So, to make more money in 2022, you need to be guided by questions, and here are the top seven to ask.

1. How much money do I want to earn? A simple and almost unusual question, but this is the first question you should ask yourself. It’s the road map of where you’re going. You need to know exactly how much you want to earn in 2022 before you do anything else. The more accurate the figure, the more likely you will make it. Don’t say I want more money or make a lot of money. rather say I want to make $50,000 or $1 million in 2022. When you do this, your mind will work and mobilize forces that will help you achieve your goal. The human mind likes precision, so if you want to achieve the goal you set, be clear about what the target is in terms of an exact number. Also, be unrealistic by setting a bold target. This is a matter of thinking. If you make $15,000, why buy a gun for $20,000 when you can aim for $150,000, which is 10 times your current income?

2. Is what I’m doing now putting more money in my pocket? Many people like to do things that make them popular, liked or liked and in most cases hardly ask if what they are doing is putting more money in their pocket. As you already know, time is one of the scarcest resources and when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. So you need to use the limited time you have wisely. Whenever you are asked or tempted to do something, always ask yourself: will this thing put more money in my pocket? If the answer is no, don’t do it. If you do, you’re cheating yourself because you could be using that time to do something else that would put more money in your pocket or swell your bank account. Be selfish with your time and don’t stretch yourself as much as possible by taking on so many projects and tasks that don’t put more money in your pocket.

3. What do I need to do to double or quadruple or 10x my income? Throughout 2022, think in terms of how you can grow your income exponentially rather than incrementally. If you earn, say, $10,000, think about how you can double it in one month or three months to $20,000 or even 10X it to $100,000. If you work a 9-5 job as an employee; Think about how you can change jobs to earn double or how you can ask your current employer to double your salary. If you’re self-employed, can you tweak your strategy to double or triple your income? During 2022, always have a pen and paper with you every day and look at the different variables that will give you the opportunity to double or quadruple or 10x your earnings.

4. What price am I willing to pay to reach my target income? As they say, “No cross, no crown.” Many people like to eat omelets, but they don’t like to break eggs. This is self-deception. Be prepared for the year and be ready to pay any price and bear any burden and do whatever it takes to make more money in 2022. Should you get that outstanding certification? Should you move to another state or even another country if your circumstances permit? Need to learn cryptocurrency, forex trading, content marketing, internet business, or any other skills you need to double what you’re currently earning? If you are not willing to pay any price to achieve your goal, then you are limiting yourself.

5. Where can I get help to make more money in 2022? Many people have low self-esteem and find it difficult to ask for help. Some people are lone wolves and prefer to suffer and work alone. Again, this is a matter of thinking. All you need to know is that there are people all over the world willing to help you if you can just reach out and ask and ask in the right way. Remember, you are not begging. Begging is putting yourself down and underestimating your worth. Also remember that you are not asking for money to come out. All you do is honestly ask how to get from here to there. You can even ask Google and YouTube and Facebook and dozens of other social media channels. You can join online groups. There are many ways you can ask for help, so if you want to make more money in 2022, make asking for help an important way to do things in the New Year.

6. How many lives do I want to touch? Dr. Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Singularity University and author of two best-selling books, Bold and Abundance, once said: If you want to make more money in 2022, you must be ready to acquire more lives. What can you do? You can become a community mobilizer like former President Barack Obama was before he became President. You can start a blog or podcast and preach about bad leadership in your community. You can create an online school like Khan Academy. There are many things you can do to make more money in 2022 simply by touching more lives and creating a huge impact. All you need to keep in mind is that making more money is not for your personal ego trip.

7. Why do I want to make more money in 2022? As I said in the above paragraph, you have to keep in mind that earning more money is not for your personal ego trip. If you want to make more money in 2022, you need to have a big “Why” that goes beyond the everyday. You don’t want to make more money because you want to buy a Rolls Royce, build a bigger mansion, or buy an island all to yourself. You need a strong Why because the stronger your Why, the more resilient you will be to face adversity when adversity strikes. If your Why is weak, you will give up when you hit your first hurdle or suffer a minor setback. A “why” like impacting more lives, making the world a better place, and serving humanity are the types of “why” that stand the test of time. Create a powerful “Why” to guide your journey and you’ll make more money in 2022.

Here they are; the seven key questions you need to ask yourself to make more money in 2022. It starts with thinking about how much money I want to make and thinking deeply about that target amount. Without a target amount, anything else will be an exercise in futility. The next question is, is what I’m doing now putting more money in my pocket? Next is what do I need to do to double or triple or quadruple or 10x my income? That question is followed by what price am I willing to pay to achieve my target income? Then you zero in on where can I get help to make more money? The next order is how many lives I want to touch. And the final question is why do I want to make more money? If you ask these questions and systematically search for their answers, you will make more money in 2022 than in the previous ten years combined. I guarantee.

How Blockchain is Changing Corporate Giving

Blockchain refers to a public ledger technology in which each cryptocurrency transaction is signed with a digital signature to confirm its authenticity and ensure that the information contained therein is not tampered with. As such, transactions recorded on the blockchain and the ledger itself are considered the highest level of integrity.

In the early days of cryptocurrency, people thought that the blockchain was all about Bitcoin. Today, it is quickly becoming apparent that technology is more than just Bitcoin or digital currencies. But while blockchain has the potential to revolutionize nearly every industry, nowhere will its impact be more pronounced than in charitable giving.

For charities, blockchain presents a rare window into transparency and honesty, which can help make them more trustworthy in the eyes of supporters. Some of the problems that nonprofits face are a lack of accountability for spending money and transparency. Donors are sometimes reluctant because they cannot be sure where their funds are going or who they are helping with their donation. Over time, such concerns can lead to their frustration.

This makes it difficult for charities to attract or retain sponsors. However, blockchain is rapidly increasing trust in the system by showing benefactors where their money is going. Technology achieves this by making the system fully transparent and informative, easily accessible. Here’s how blockchain increases transparency and trust in charities.

  • Funds go directly to the cause that donors support. Thanks to blockchain technology, donations no longer have to go through middlemen. Instead, they go directly to recipients and companies that can help them. This assistance ensures that there is less room for fraud or financial leakage in the system and that money does not end up in the wrong pockets. The result is that donors are encouraged to give more.

  • All transactions are traceable. Distributed ledgers can be used to track transactions. Such improved traceability makes it easier to monitor the expenditure of funds. As a result, donors can even remotely see how their funds end up helping the people the charities claim to help.

  • Blockchain makes it easier to distinguish between well-intentioned organizations and fraudulent ones. Since donations made through cryptocurrencies can be tracked, it becomes easier for donors to identify organizations that advance their cause from those that seek to enrich only a few individuals. This way they get to know the right charities to work with.

Overall, blockchain and cryptocurrency will help ensure efficiency and give supporters confidence that their donation is going to the cause they support.

Well-intentioned organizations must embrace technology if they plan to improve transparency and quickly track and transfer funds. It is for all these reasons that platforms such as Sponsy seek to help businesses provide greater transparency and trust through blockchain technology.

Will Crypto-Based E-Commerce Destroy the Dinosaur-Style Banking Industry?

Banking as we know it, has been around in one form or another since the first currencies were minted, perhaps even before that. Currency, particularly coins, increased from taxation. In the early days of ancient empires, an annual tax of one pig might have been reasonable, but as empires expanded, this type of payment became less desirable.

However, since the Covid situation, it seems that not only have we moved to a ‘cashless’ society (as in who wants to carry potentially ‘dirty money’ in the store), the rate of ‘contactless’ credit card transactions has now increased to £: 45, and now even accepted trivial transactions like a daily newspaper or a bottle of milk are paid by card.

Did you know that there are already over 5,000 cryptocurrencies in use, and Bitcoin is high on that list? Bitcoin in particular has had a very volatile trading history since it was first created in 2009. This digital cryptocurrency has seen a lot of action in its rather short life. Bitcoins were initially traded for next to nothing. The first real price spike occurred in July 2010, when Bitcoin’s valuation went from around $0.0008 to the region of $10,000 or more per coin. Since then, the currency has seen several major rallies and crashes. However, with the investment of so-called “Stable” coins in USD or even gold, the volatility of this cryptocurrency can now be controlled.

But before we explore this new form of Crypto-based e-commerce as a method of controlling and using our assets, including our “FIAT” currencies, let’s first look at how banks themselves have changed over the past 50 years.

Who remembers the good old checkbook? Before the advent of bank debit cards in 1987, checks were the primary means of transferring assets to others in commercial transactions. Then with bank debit cards, along with ATMs, it became much faster to acquire FIAT assets, as well as for online trading transactions.

The problem that has always been with banks is that most of us need at least 2 personal bank accounts (Checking and Savings) and one for each business we have. Also, moving money “quickly” from your bank account to say an overseas destination was something like SWIFT.

Another problem was the cost. Not only did we have to pay a regular maintenance fee on each bank account, but we had a significant fee to pay for each transaction, and of course, on very rare occasions, we didn’t earn any meaningful interest on our current balance. Account:

In addition to all that, Overnight stay Trade, nightly, using expert financial traders (or, more recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) trading systems), all OUR assets will be traded, and with economies of scale, the banks became the chief earner of our assets, but not us. Take a look at OVERNIGHT Trading’s potential business.

So to sum it up, not only are the banks charging a hefty fee to store and move our assets using smart trading techniques, they are also making huge profits from trading our money on the Night Chain, which we see no benefit from. .

The other point is that you trust your bank with all your assets.

As for Bank of Scotland, which was the National Bank of Scotland, which is now indebted to Lloyds Banking Group, it was recently mentioned in a September press release that:Lloyds Bank asset fraud, the most serious financial scandal of modern times.’

Why not google that website and then decide for yourself?

So now let’s see how a Crypto based e-trading system should work and how the benefits that the banks have been enjoying with OUR money can become a major profit center for the Asset Owners – US.

at 10th October 2020, A Major New Crypto-Based E-Commerce Company Launches FREEBAY.

Briefly, Switzerland-based FreeBay is a company that incorporates its own Blockchain technology with its own SAFE Crypto Coin (based on V999 technology) and enables its members to transfer their FIAT assets into Gold Bullion, eliminating any BANKING involved. the need. .

V999: Digital Gold Powered by Blockchain; a digital token backed by physical gold V999 Gold (V999) is a digital asset. Each token is backed by one-tenth of a gram of fine gold held in vaults. If you own V999, you own the underlying physical gold that is held in custody. Additionally, FreeBay members can purchase packages that include powerful automated intelligence-based trading robots.

So now you can not only achieve complete independence from a standard BANK, but you can also trade like Banks, your digital gold assets in the form of V999 Crypto tokens, with OVERNIGHT systems. only now you, the owner of the asset, get the rewards, not the Banks.

But there is also another great advantage of trading V999 Tokens. How would you be? General token holder, so like banks, every time a V999 token is traded (i.e. traded) to, say, buy Bitcoin or any other crypto currency, a Transaction Fee is charged. Every time a transaction occurs, the common holder of the V999 token receives a small percentage of that fee.

Note that when a trade takes place and the V999 Token is traded for, say, Bitcoin or any other Crypto Coin, a small percentage of that Transaction Fee is paid to the company. GENERIC OWNER of that sign (ie YOU). Because Freebay’s goal is to make V999 Token one of the most sought-after crypto coins, even after your Token is sold to another seller, because you still Common owner of V999 Tokenwhen that token is sold by another seller, it is you, the common owner of that token, that pays the Trade Commission.

This could not only create a large Passive income for you, for life, but will to your descendants, and not a common bank involved anywhere.

So, the more V999 tokens you buy and put into circulation, the bigger and better your residual income, not only for your lifetime, but possibly for your dependents, can become a reality.

Interested enough to learn more? Then click here.

What you need to know about Bitcoin Black

What is Bitcoin Black?

Bitcoin Black is essentially a cryptocurrency of the people, by the people, for the people. It will be adopted as a 2nd peer-to-peer payment system that returns power to the people.

If we talk about Bitcoin, Bitcoin has failed in this, the real value comes from actually using the ecosystem and empowering people. Bitcoin transactions are slow and expensive, and it can be said that Bitcoin is somewhat centralized. Bitcoin takes the power out of people because it is heavily manipulated and through cycles that discourage participants from cryptocurrency altogether.

People buy Bitcoin to get rich, not to get involved in the ecosystem. The elite one percent are taking advantage of Bitcoin and creating desperation by strategically driving up the price and attracting entry for the dream of riches and dumping coins for their own gain. Fear of adoption. Bitcoin is fully controlled, pumped and manipulated at will for many different reasons.

Bitcoin Black focuses on solving these problems because the coin is a cryptocurrency with a fair distribution, released up to 1 million wallets before the IEO, all funds will go to communities voted by the community to move the project forward, focusing on fair distribution, massive : acceptance, usability, education, ease of access, simplicity and community.

The goal is to make it a true decentralized autonomous network that returns power to the people. He does not belong to any group, but belongs to many branches of the community.

Distribution of coins

Bitcoin Black aims to initially deliver at least 1 million wallets with no more than 0.5% of the supply owned by 1 founding member, making it a truly decentralized cryptocurrency.

The project has a presale of 2.5% of the total supply, which is almost 900 million coins.

If we look at the IEO, 7.2 billion IEO coins will be allocated to several community funds to help the community move the project forward in the future.

Partner funds for manipulation (about 5%). A part used for the stability control fund to eliminate the possibility of premature manipulation at low volume and maintain the stability of the currency.

Finally, the rewards for submitting the app will be 14.4 billion coins.

Contribution of 30 million members with increasing number of new users. A method to bring the coin to every school yard / university / workplace and community.

General supply

The maximum supply is 36 billion coins.

Rewards:

3.6 billion coins to be claimed by members who help share the Airdrop.

A simple social sharing platform with one click. Share a social message that features an encrypted video intro and a download link for the app, allowing your friends to download it. Currently, the platform is active and working well.

Innovation

The best innovation is no-fee transactions. You can send free bitcoin to anyone. Transactions are instant and you can send money as easily as sending a text.

Wallets are easily accessible and very simple to use.

Conclusion

Bitcoin black has a fair mass distributed currency with a wide spread of supply that will create less volatility through synchronized pumps and dumps and lead to a more stable price. Bitcoin black will be the next bitcoin. You can register for the Airdrop by clicking here. I wish someone had included me in a Bitcoin airdrop back in 2008. Bitcoin Black will change lives and we want to tell as many people as possible.

Some of the best cryptocurrencies to invest in now for a free and secure financial exchange

Cryptocurrency, as a modern form of digital asset, has gained global recognition for easy and fast financial transactions, and its awareness among people has allowed them to show more interest in the field, thus opening up new and advanced ways of making payments. With the growing demand for this global phenomenon, new traders and business owners are now willing to invest in this currency platform despite its fluctuating prices, but it is quite difficult to choose the best one when the market is full. In the list of cryptocurrencies, bit-coin is one of the oldest and popular for the last few years. It is mainly used to trade goods and services and has become part of the so-called computer block-chain system, which allows anyone to use it, thus increasing the public’s craze.

Ordinary people who want to buy BTC can use the online wallet system to buy them securely for cash or credit cards and conveniently from thousands of BTC funds around the world and store them as assets for the future. Due to the popularity, many corporate investors are now accepting them as cross-border payments and the growth is unstoppable. With the advent of the internet and mobile devices, gathering information has become quite easy, making BTC financial transactions accessible and its price determined by people’s choices and preferences, resulting in profitable investments. Recent surveys have also proven that volatility is good for BTC exchanges, because if there is instability and political unrest in the country due to which banks are suffering, investing in BTC can definitely be a better option. Again, bit-coin transaction fees are quite cheaper and a more convenient technology to contract, thus attracting the crowd. BTC can also be converted to various fiat currencies and is used for securities trading, land ownership, signing documents, public rewards and vice versa.

Another advanced blockchain project is Ethereum, or ETH, which has served as more than just a digital form of cryptocurrency, and its popularity over the past few decades has allowed billions of people to hold wallets for themselves. Due to the ease of the online world, ETH has allowed retailers and business organizations to accept them for trading purposes, thus serving as the future of the financial system. Also, being open source, ETH helps to collaborate with projects from different companies and industries, thus increasing their utility. Again unlike bit-coin, which is used to exchange money on a digital network, ETH can be used for many applications besides financial transactions and does not require prior approvals from governments, allowing people to use it on their mobile devices. : The price of Ether has also remained stable, and it avoids the hassle of any third-party intermediaries such as lawyers or notaries, as exchanges are mostly software-based, allowing ETH to be the second best cryptocurrency to invest in right now.

What is Bitcoin, how is it different? "Real" Money and how can I get some money?

Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It does not exist in the physical form of currency and coin that we are used to existing in. It doesn’t even exist in physical form like monopoly money. It’s electrons, not molecules.

But consider how much cash you personally manage. You get a paycheck that you take to the bank, or it’s automatically deposited without even seeing the paper it’s not printed on. Then you use a debit card (or checkbook if you’re old school) to access those funds. At best you see 10% of that in cash in your pocket or pocket. So it turns out that 90% of the funds you manage are virtual – electrons in a spreadsheet or database.

But wait, those are US funds (or whatever country you’re from), safe in the bank, and guaranteed by the full faith of the FDIC up to about $250k per account, right? Well, not exactly. Your financial institution may only require 10% of the deposit to be held. In some cases it is less. It lends your remaining money to other people for up to 30 years. It charges them for the loan and charges you for the privilege of allowing them to convert it.

How is money created?

Your bank can create money by lending it out.

Say you have $1,000 deposited in your bank. After that they give $900. Suddenly you have $1,000 and someone else has $900. Magically, there’s $1,900 floating around where there used to be just a grand.

Now say your bank lends 900 of your dollars to another bank. That bank in turn lends $810 to another bank, which then lends $720 to the customer. A puff of $3,430 in an instant, almost $2,500 created from nothing, as long as the bank follows your government’s Central Bank rules.

Creating Bitcoin is as different from creating bank funds as cash is from electrons. It is not controlled by the central bank of the government, but by the consent of its users and nodes. It is not created by an in-house confined mint, but rather by distributed open source software and computation. And creativity requires a form of actual work. More on that soon.

Who invented BitCoin?

The first BitCoins were in a block of 50 (the “Genesis Block”) created by Satoshi Nakomoto in January 2009. At first it didn’t really have any value. It was just a cryptographer’s toy based on a paper published two months ago by Nakomoto. Nakotmoto is apparently a fictitious name. no one seems to know who he or they are.

Who’s keeping track of it all?

When the Genesis Block was created, BitCoins have been created ever since, doing the work of tracking all transactions for all BitCoins as a kind of public ledger. Nodes/computers that perform calculations in the ledger are rewarded for doing so. For each set of successful calculations, a node is rewarded with a certain amount of BitCoin (“BTC”), which are then newly formed in the BitCoin ecosystem. Hence the term “BitCoin Miner” as the process creates new BTC. As the supply of BTC increases, and as the number of transactions increases, the work required to update the public ledger becomes more and more complex. As a result, the number of new BTC in the system is designed to be around 50 BTC (one block) every 10 minutes worldwide.

Although the computing power for mining BitCoin (and updating the public ledger) is currently growing exponentially, the complexity of the mathematical problem (which, by the way, also requires a certain amount of guesswork) or “proof” is necessary for mining. BitCoin and adjust the transaction books at any time. So the system still only creates one 50 BTC block every 10 minutes, or 2106 blocks every 2 weeks.

So, in a sense, everyone is following it, meaning all nodes on the network are following the history of every BitCoin.

How much and where is it?

There is a maximum number of BitCoin that can ever be created, and that number is 21 million. That number is expected to rise around 2140, according to the Khan Academy.

There were 12.1 million BTC in circulation this morning

Your own BitCoin is stored on file (your BitCoin wallet) in your own storage on your computer. The file itself is a proof of the amount of BTC you have and it can be moved with you on your mobile device.

If that file with your wallet cryptographic key is lost, so is your supply of BitCoin funds. And you can’t get it back.

How much does it cost?

The value fluctuates depending on how much people think it’s worth, just like exchanging “real money”. But since there is no central authority trying to keep the value around a certain level, it can vary more dynamically. The first BTC is basically worth nothing at the time, but that BTC still exists. As of 11:00 AM on December 11, 2013, the public value was $906.00 per BitCoin. When I finished writing this sentence, it was $900.00. Around early 2013, the cost was around $20.00 US. On November 27, 2013, it was valued at over US$1,000.00 per BTC. So it’s kind of unstable at the moment, but it’s expected to settle.

The total value of all BitCoin as of the time at the end of this sentence is about 11 billion USD.

How can I get me some?

First, you need to have a BitCoin wallet. This article has links to get one.

Then one way is to buy from another private party, like these guys at Bloomberg TV. One way is to buy on an exchange such as Mt Gox.

And finally, one way is to commit a lot of computer power and electricity to the process and become a BitCoin miner. That is way beyond the scope of this article. But if you have a few thousand extra dollars, you can get a pretty big rig.

How can I spend it?

There are hundreds of merchants of all sizes that accept BitCoin, from coffee shops to car dealerships. There is even a BitCoin ATM in Vancouver, BC to convert your BTC to cash in Vancouver, BC.

And so?

Money has a long history – thousands of years. Some recent legend tells us that Manhattan Island was bought for wampum – shrimps, etc. In the early years of the United States, different banks printed their own currency. On a recent visit to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, I spent currency that was only good on the beautiful island. A common theme among them was an agreement of trust among its users that a given currency has value. Sometimes that value was directly tied to something solid and physical, like gold. In 1900, the United States pegged its currency directly to gold (the “Gold Standard”) and ended the peg in 1971.

Currency is now traded like any other commodity, although the value of a particular country’s currency can be strengthened or weakened by central bank actions. BitCoin is an alternative currency that is also traded, and its value, like the value of other commodities, is determined by trading, but is not maintained or reduced by the actions of any bank, but directly by the actions of its users. However, its supply is limited and known, and (unlike physical currency) so is the history of each BitCoin. Its perceived value, like all other currencies, is based on its utility and trustworthiness.

As a form of currency, BitCoin is nothing new at Creation, but it is certainly a new way of creating money.

Bitcoin is thriving against all odds

Since it’s all the rage right now, I’d like to announce that I’ll be launching my own cryptocurrency next week.

Let’s call it “kingcoin”.

No, that’s too self-serving.

How about muttcoin? I’ve always had a soft spot for mixed breeds.

Yes, that’s perfect, everyone loves dogs.

This is going to be the biggest thing since fidget spinners.

Congratulations Everyone reading this will get one darkcoin when my new coin launches next week!

I’m going to distribute 1 million darkcoins evenly. Feel free to spend them wherever you want (or wherever someone will accept them).

What is it? The cashier at Target said they wouldn’t accept our mutcoin.

Tell the doubters that darkcoin has little value. only 1 million darkcoins will exist. Plus, it’s backed up by the full faith and credit of my desktop computer’s 8GB of RAM.

Also, remind them that a decade ago Bitcoin couldn’t even buy you a piece of gum. Now one bitcoin can buy a lifetime.

And, like Bitcoin, you can keep Mutcoin safe from hackers and thieves.

It is basically an exact replica of Bitcoin’s properties. Muttcoin has a decentralized ledger that is impossible to crack with cryptography and all transactions are immutable.

Still not convinced that our darkcoins are worth billions in the future?

Well, that’s understandable. The fact is that launching a new cryptocurrency is much more difficult than it seems, if not downright impossible.

This is why I believe Bitcoin has reached these heights against all odds. And because of its unique user network, it will continue to do so.

Of course, there have been setbacks. But each of these setbacks eventually led to higher prices. The recent 60% drop will be no different.

The Bitcoin Miracle

Bitcoin’s success is based on its ability to create a global network of users who are either willing to transact with it now or hold it for later. Future prices will be determined by the growth rate of the network.

Even with wild price fluctuations, Bitcoin adoption continues to grow at an exponential rate. There are now 23 million wallets open worldwide chasing 21 million bitcoins. Within a few years, the number of wallets could grow to include 5 billion people on the planet connected to the Internet.

Sometimes the motivation of crypto converts was speculative; At other times, they looked for a store of value away from their own currency. In the last year, new apps like Coinbase have made it even easier for new users to get on board.

If you haven’t noticed, when people buy bitcoin, they talk about it. We all have that friend who bought Bitcoin and then didn’t shut up about it. Yes, I’m guilty of this, and I’m sure many readers are too.

Perhaps subconsciously, owners become covert evangelists because persuading others to buy serves their own interests to increase the value of their property.

Bitcoin evangelism, the spreading of the good word, is what miraculously led the price to rise from $0.001 to a recent price of $10,000.

Who would have imagined that its pseudonymous creator, fueled by a global banking oligopoly, would launch an intangible digital asset that rivaled the value of the world’s largest currencies within a decade?

No religion, political movement, or technology has ever witnessed this rate of growth. Then again, humanity has never been so connected.

The idea of ​​money

Bitcoin started as an idea. To be clear, all money, be it shell money used by primitive islanders, gold bullion, or the US dollar, began as an idea. It’s the idea that a network of users value it equally and will be willing to part with something of equal value for your money.

Money has no intrinsic value. its value is purely external, only what others think it is worth.

Look at the dollar in your pocket. it’s just a fancy piece of paper with a one-eyed pyramid, a stapled portrait, and signatures of important people.

To be useful, society must treat it as a unit of account, and merchants must be willing to accept it as payment for goods and services.

Bitcoin has demonstrated an amazing ability to reach and connect millions of users to a network.

One bitcoin is only worth what the next person is willing to pay for it. But if the grid continues to expand at an exponential rate, limited supply argues that prices can only move in one direction… higher.

Bottom line

Bitcoin’s nine-year rise has been marked by massive bouts of volatility. There was an 85% correction in January 2015 and several more than 60%, including a massive 93% drop in 2011.

Through each of these corrections, however, the network (as measured by the number of wallets) continued to expand at a rapid pace. As some speculators saw their value eroded, new investors saw margin and became buyers.

Abnormal levels of volatility are actually what helped the Bitcoin network grow to 23 million users.

Hey, maybe we just need some mutcoin price volatility to attract new users…

10 Best Passive Income Ideas of 2018

Passive income ideas were a trending topic in 2018 as the waves die down a bit this year, but the fact has never changed that people are always looking for ways to increase their earnings and enjoy financial independence. In this article

I’m going to share the top 10 passive income ideas that made waves in 2018 and how you find them passive income opportunities In 2019 in those ideas. But first, if you are new to the topic, your first question will be what is passive income?

Passive income simply means residual income, that is, money that comes to you over time from work you did in the past or from something you do now that doesn’t require much of your time and effort. In other words, passive income is money you earn from a part-time job. It’s different from active income, which is the money you earn from work, from your salary.

A big question people often ask is whether it is possible to live off of their passive income. If you work on your passive income sources and create residual income streams, you can reach a point where your passive income can equal what you earn from your day job. And that’s the goal, to create multiple streams of passive income so that it eventually equals or exceeds what you’re making at your day job, at which point you can say you’ve achieved financial independence, because then you’re in control of your time, your money comes in to pay the bills even if you quit your main job and the system works automatically, you just manage it.

I think the question on your mind right now is, is there something you can do part time that will give you almost a full time income? Yes, there are, in fact there are. Here are the top 10 passive income ideas for 2018

  1. Affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing offers a fantastic opportunity for people who don’t have their own products to take someone else’s good product and promote it for a profit on every sale. This is one of the easiest ways to earn passive income.

  2. Publication of electronic books. if you have an idea that can solve a specific problem, Kindle publishing provides an easy way to put it into book form and publish it. Publishing a book has never been easier. Many people have asked if there is a business you can start with no money. This is one. It’s all free, if you can write your book, edit it, create an attractive cover and write a good description for your book, you can start making money right away.

  3. Cryptocurrency. cryptocurrency has gained a lot of attention in 2018 as a source of generating residual income. Basically, there are two ways to make money with cryptocurrency. It’s trading and mining. The good thing about this system is that you can trade from your mobile.

  4. Network marketing. network marketing or multilevel marketing is one of the oldest businesses in the world, a system where you start at the bottom and work your way up. Although multilevel marketing may not sound like a buzzword, large companies use it to market products and individuals use it to reach great heights and generate passive and massive income for themselves.

  5. Freelancing. You must have heard of sites like up work, fiver, elance etc. where people go to get different types of digital work done for them. You too can start earning money right away if you have one of the skills that these sites require every day, such as article writing, article editing, book cover design, website development, etc.

  6. Blogging. yes people still make money blogging even though the market seems to be saturated. There are more tools that make it easy for anyone to create a blog and make it popular. Blogging is a good way to earn passive income, but it is not the fastest way to generate passive income. That being said, it’s also important to note that it’s one of the surest ways to build reputation and a longer-lasting stream of residual income if you do it right.

  7. Electronic commerce. this used to be for big companies, but today anyone can set up an e-commerce store and start selling digital products online using WordPress and woocommerce plugins.

  8. Skip delivery. this is related to the sale of physical products through well-established e-commerce platforms such as Aliexpress and Amazon. You don’t have to do any hard work, just research the best-selling products and promote them on your custom-built e-commerce store, linked to the main platform and supplied by the company, while you choose the profit.

  9. Mobile applications. there are more smartphones than people on earth today. And what is the power of these devices? Mobile applications. If you have an idea that can solve a problem, here is a residual income opportunity for you. You don’t have to be a developer to create a mobile app. You just need to come up with an idea and pitch it to a developer at one of the previously mentioned freelance sites to get it built.

  10. Video blog. YouTube is now the second most popular website in the world. If you are a video master, here is a passive income opportunity for you. YouTube, with its AdSense program and partner program, allows video content creators to earn on the platform.

These are the top ten passive income ideas trending in 2018. If you want to earn passive income in 2019, you can consider one of these as a starting point for building your residual income streams. But if you’re already making passive income online, I’d love to know how many of these passive income ideas you’ve tried or are making.

Surviving Beyond The FOMO – How to pick a winning ICO project with long-term value

In a world driven by hype and FOMO [Fear Of Missing Out]it’s becoming clearer every day that a die-hard crypto enthusiast has to pass a litmus test to pick a token of support in a world where real viable projects are hard to find and good projects with long-term prospects are even harder to distinguish from money grabs. “shitcoins”.

With recent developments where most new cryptos hit record lows and new ICO projects fail to live up to their hype after the Crowdsale, it’s now common for frustrated “investors” to blame ICO promoters on social media rather than blame. themselves for not doing proper due diligence to select the most likely post-crowdanalysis winner before purchasing a token during their ICO.

From my extensive observation, most crypto buyers simply bought coins during the ICO based on the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) created by the hype masters behind those coins. Many just bought in without understanding the purpose of the coin post-ICO or what the token was supposed to do after the Crowdsale. When nothing happened after the ICO, as is often the case with many ICOs now, they would then jump on social media to cry bloody murder.

Recently, my team and I just finished a tour of Africa and parts of the US to promote the Nollycoin ICO. We organized and sponsored various conferences, held live AMA (Ask Me Anything) press meetings and held many one-on-one meetings with Crypto spots, small investors and crypto millionaires of all stripes.

Through it all, one thing that surprised me beyond anything else was that most of the token holders had NO CLUE about the business or project behind the token sales they were participating in.

Even stranger in my observation was the AMAZING fact that most couldn’t tell you the project’s value proposition, its goals, or the company’s plan to disrupt the market and capture a portion of their industry’s buyers. They just bought the ICO because some Telegram or Facebook page they visited kept saying “Buy”. Hodl and buy more. Many have simply acted on herd instinct rather than objective deliberation.

Now, if most of the people I met were just teenagers or people with no education, I wouldn’t be so surprised by the level of ignorance of the crypto “investors” I meet. On the contrary, most of those I met were college graduates and people of some means. However, less than 10% of them could easily articulate why they bought a coin expecting it to go up over time. Everywhere I went, very few people in the crowd could tell me the name, experience, and abilities of the corporate managers of the coin trading company.

The only thing most of them could point to was that the coins were recommended by “respected” influencers, when the facts proved that many of them were paid for FOMO and respect for otherwise useless shitcoins.

Apart from the so-called fake influencers, the only thing among the crypto buyers was that the names of the team leaders were Russian, Chinese or Korean, even though they knew absolutely nothing about them. It seems that to have a successful ICO, all you needed to do was list the names of people from Korea, China, or Russia, which no one could even verify with a simple Google search.

While I agree that there are certainly many things to consider in determining whether project tokens will increase in value over time, I believe that the acid test and most immediate criteria for evaluation should be the utility of the coin itself rather than its , what will happen. in crypto exchanges.

While most crypto token holders I’ve met didn’t even know it, the reality is that if you bought a token from most ICOs, you weren’t actually “investing” in that company. You wouldn’t buy the company’s stock and you wouldn’t buy any securities from the company.

And at best, what you were doing when you bought tokens during most ICOs was “donating” to the project, giving yourself a utility token or coin that legally had no real value outside of the business ecosystem controlled by the issuing company.

That is, other than your hope that the price of the tokens will “lighten up” or rise to make you a millionaire, there is nothing you can do with this token other than enjoy the utility attached to it by the ICO company. If any.

Because no one could really predict for sure how Crypto will perform on the crypto exchange when it finally gets there, and most recent experience has shown that the prices of most tokens are likely to drop within the first few weeks of being listed (speculators due to heavy selling by ), it would make some sense for you to look at what other value or utility you can get from your token outside of the expected “moonlighting” on the exchange.

As the crypto revolution continued to spin, morph, and adapt to various market developments, the only way to make sure your money isn’t going down the drain is to be sure you can still use those tokens for great value and benefits. even if you can sell it for a profit directly on the exchange.

When making this decision, you should ask yourself this primary question. What value, product, or service does the company selling the token generate that will give me enough value for my cash to make this purchase worth my while?

In a world of falling token prices on various exchanges, the more opportunities you have to get real-life use of a token outside of the expected list on a crypto exchange, the better the chances are that you won’t be disappointed or left. signs that are useless to you.

So you have to constantly ask: If this coin was never traded on an exchange, I would still be happy to have supported the vision. If this token lost 70% of its value on an exchange, can I still use it and get my money’s worth with it somewhere else?

If you couldn’t answer these questions positively after reviewing the WHITEPAPER and investing in the company’s claims, you should think twice before buying that coin.

A Recent Case-Study

Take current ICOs like Nollycoin, which is fueling a Blockchain-enabled movie distribution ecosystem. Coin promoters have created various beneficial scenarios for coin buyers to ensure that no matter what happens to Nollycoin in the crypto exchange, their supporters and token holders will continue to smile.

Some of the great utility attached to the Nollycoin token in the Nollytainment ecosystem include:

• Ability to use Nollycoin tokens to watch exclusive movies in theaters and movie theaters

• Ability to use Nollycoin tokens to access 1000 movies on Netflix on steroids blockchain Movie distribution.

• Ability to use Nollycoin tokens to purchase products and services on NollyMall, similar to Amazon’s platform for entertainment-based products.

• Ability to use Nollycoin tokens to pay school fees on the NOLLY Academy platform and partner companies

As you can see, beyond the usual expectation that tokens can be listed on a crypto exchange platform, you need to look beyond the ico hype to the immediate and prospective utility of the token and the viability of the underlying project.