Bitcoin price is skyrocketing, what’s going on? You can hear it in the new Madelon Talk!

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Exactly on Bitcoin Day, the bitcoin price drops significantly! On the day El Salvador declares it an official means of payment, the mother of all cryptocurrencies drops in value by 15%. What is going on?! Of course, a technical analysis is discussed. We look at the stock to flow model of PlanB, but also at the overall economy. You can hear it in the new Madelon Talk!

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Madelon’s MoneyTalks community recently started! In this online community you can ask questions and share knowledge! Madelon also makes technical analyzes on request and Q&A sessions are organized in which live questions can be asked. If you make your own analyses, the experts in the community can take a look at it for you!

Madelon also explains! Through Madelon’s courses you will learn, among other things, how you can get started safely and securely with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how you can make a profit from investing in crypto. https://folm.io/has enough information. Want to meet Madelon?

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In the free Bitcoin Basics & Cryptos course you get a preview of topics such as Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, how to store them safely and how to buy your first cryptos. https://moveco.io/ has enough information. The course Technical Analysis from A to Z, which is also free of charge, gives you a glimpse of the veil when it comes to trading cryptocurrencies and reading the price charts that go with it.

MLB goes all-in on NFTs with Lou Gehrig, now LA Dodgers Art. Why is this still a thing?

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On July 4, the official online NFT auctioneer for Major League Baseball, Candy Digital, sold a digital copy of a historic speech by baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The July 4, 1939 speech marked Gehrig’s formal retirement from baseball after he was diagnosed with ALS. It was the League’s first foray into the exciting world of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. The opening bid was $250. Gemini cryptocurrency exchange co-founder Tyler Winklevoss hyped it up on Twitter. The closing bid was about $70,400. Tyler Winklevoss bought it as a donation.

On Monday, NFT fans (and maybe Mookie Betts fans) can bet on an image of the LA Dodgers World Series 2020 ring created by so-called metaverse artists RTFKT Studios in Los Angeles. NFTs are digital art and audio clips that are sold and traded on exchanges such as Bitski in cryptocurrencies, usually, but not always, in Ethereum (ETH). They are part of a new asset, call them virtual assets. Enjin coin has started to rise.

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If you are a sci-fi fan and have seen shows like Caprica, you can imagine owning virtual real estate, virtual nightclubs, virtual clothing, virtual art for your virtual apartment. Nothing tangible. But in the sham world of virtual reality and the Internet, if the right name is given to it, it can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Why this is a thing I will never know, but I bought Enjin coin just in case.

“Yes, people play games in virtual worlds where they trade NFTs and some NFT real estate goes for tens of thousands of dollars,” said Adam Chaplin, CEO of DeFi for You in the UK, a peer-to-peer lending platform where users can get loans in crypto while using NFTs, cryptocurrency assets and physical assets as collateral.

I asked him about paying for mock swords and armor for the crypto gamer nerds Enjin is built around. Not only do they spend a lot of money, they also make a lot of money, he tells me. As a crypto investor I hear about this NFT thing and I feel like Indian Jones is stepping into a pit of double stinger scorpions; thinking, what the hell is going on right now? “The $500 sword…yeah, that’s on the cheaper end of the spectrum,” he tells me. NFTs are crypto tokens backed by digital art or audio.

Crypto investors looking to move beyond the top coins and even the decentralized financial coins consider NFTs to be the latest gambling chip. Unlike roulette, where your odds of making money if your odd or even bet is close to 50/50 (unless it lands on the two green squares), buying NFTs is like betting all your money on double-zero.

Contrast with alt-coin

Unlike the alt-coin traders on Coinbase, and the Bitcoin “hodlers” (hold, misspelled. It’s a crypto typo that has become a new word), NFT is also used for people who actually have an audio soundbyte of 10 seconds from the first Beastie Boys recording. Or an original comic by Dilbert artist Scott Adams. Different exchanges sell different offerings, much like Nasdaq where you buy Apple stock, not the NYSE.

“People pay a lot of money for NFTs because the value of those NFTs continues to increase. They hope to make money from high risk, high reward digital assets. They are also collectibles, so some people can literally burn money to have a collectible “There are a lot of millionaires in crypto, and to put it bluntly, a lot of them are geeks spending money on a digital sword.”

For the true NFT believer, NFTs are about much more than just trading coins or a random piece of art

“In the near future, I believe NFTs will disrupt sales in real estate and other markets as well. Virtual goods are just the first step on this path,” said Grigory Rybalchenko, CEO of EmiSwap (ESW), a cross-chain Automated Market Maker-Decentralized Exchange (DEX) topped up with the ESW token.The Young DEX reached a total value of $1.5 million within a few days of their launchpad sale.Repeat: A few days.Second Replay: This is for make believe items in a make believe world. FTX exchange is clear.

Imagine Jim Cramer trying to wrap his head around this. Or your financial advisor at Ameriprise. For investors, EmiSwap pays returns by staking, farming and using utility NFTs for investors seeking the risky crypto equivalent of a dividend.

Crypto investors in the NFT space should probably focus on the key trends in the gaming, sports and A-list creative industries, industry players tell us. It is just as easy to guess whether an NFT will be worth a dime, as it is to guess whether the silver ball on the roulette wheel will land on … double zero.

ESW launched at $0.19. It went to almost $0.90. Now it has dropped to $0.09

Unlike traditional cryptocurrencies, understanding the NFT collectible market trends is essential to monetize buying NFT in the future. The other way is to invest in the NFT platforms, or just buy ETH.

For creators who want to sell an NFT, a photographer can tokenize their photos before releasing them, meaning they can display the timestamp on the blockchain that it has been released, thus discrediting anyone trying to steal their work, for example.

The Russian government recently ordered ten major VPN providers to block websites that are banned in Russia.

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If the providers refuse to do so, their own websites will also be blacklisted. Read all about it now:

Russia restricts internet accessibility

Russia has long restricted the online access citizens have to information. The government combs the Internet looking for websites it deems inappropriate. Once it finds them, the websites are put on the national blacklist, the FGIS. The government mainly targets piracy websites and material it considers extremist. However, you may be surprised at some of the websites on the list like Express VPN Russia.

  • Well-known websites blacklisted include video upload website Dailymotion, live streaming platform Twitch and discussion website Reddit.
  • The government has also blacklisted a number of Wikipedia page’s, as well as several Bitcoin-related websites and an image of Putin as a gay clown. People used this image to protest Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law. The government added the image to Russia’s Federal List of Extremist Material.

Russia restricts VPN’s

The government has already ordered Russian Internet providers to block the banned websites. However, there were still plenty of ways to get around the blockages. That’s why the government is now focusing on VPN’s. The ten VPN’s that received the notice are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, IPVanish, HideMyAss!, TorGuard, VPN Unlimited, Kaspersky Secure Connection, OpenVPN, Hola VPN and VyprVPN.

  • The notice states: “In accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 15.8 of Federal Law No. 149-FZ of 27.07.2006 “On Information, Information Technology and on Protection of Information” we hereby inform you of the need to get in touch with the Federal State Information System of Blocked Information Sources and Networks [FGIS] within thirty working days from the receipt [of this notice]. ”
  • The government also demanded that the VPN’s hand over information about their business, such as names, address information, and tax numbers. The VPN’s have less than a month to comply with these demands for Netflix VPN Turkiye @ Globalwatchonline.TR

Reactions from the VPN’s

Some VPN’s have decided to stop operating in Russia after receiving the notice because they do not want to operate under the government’s terms. Others have not yet made public statements.

TorGuard is one of the providers that no longer operates in Russia. TorGuard lets us know that “at the time of writing this post, TorGuard has taken steps to remove all physical server presence in Russia