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7 Web3 Stocks to Buy if You’re Betting on a Blockchain-Based Internet

When you hear the term blockchain, it’s difficult not to simply focus on the technology’s headline development in cryptocurrencies. But the innovation is so much more than that. While speculation dominates public discourse on decentralized protocols, the third iteration of the internet (called Web 3.0 or Web3) could offer positive societal and economic implications. Therefore, it truly behooves you to consider Web3 stocks to buy.
But what exactly is this third generation of connectivity? According to a detailed report from NPR, the nascent days of the internet represented Web…

Jack Dorsey’s Decision to Quit Twitter Is Not a Vote of Confidence in Future of Social Media


Theo Tzanidis, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, the University of the West of Scotland.When Jack Dorsey made the sudden public announcement that he had quit as CEO of Twitter, it was only ever going to have happened in one place – Twitter itself. It reminded me very much of Elon Musk’s entertaining tweet adventures, as Dorsey tossed his resignation letter onto the social media platform that he co-founded. You could imagine him sitting back to soak up the theatre of reaction and speculation that unfolded. This isn’t Dorsey’s first resignation letter to Twitter – he was…

mark mobius: Don’t consider cryptocurrency an investment: Mark Mobius

I do not think cryptocurrencies are in the category of viable investments. It is speculation you could play with it, have fun with it but do not consider it as an investment, says Mark Mobius, founder at Mobius Capital Partners.Are markets secretly pricing in tapering whenever it starts?
Tapering was uppermost in the minds of people just a few weeks ago, and now it is fading into the background because there is a realisation that perhaps the Fed will take cognisance of this new variant of Covid and maybe will not tighten the screws as much as we expect.
If the Covid variant spreads, what…

Shiba Inu’s Push Toward Blockchain Gaming Will Entail a Sizable SHIB Coin Supply Burn, Paving the…

Shiba Inu (SHIB), a Dogecoin-inspired decentralized cryptocurrency, is about to undergo a foundational transformation with a concerted push toward blockchain-based gaming, thereby adding material utility to the entire Shiba Inu ecosystem.
As per a dedicated blog post by Shiba Inu’s lead developer, Shytoshi Kusama, the meme token will constitute the “future of gaming”:
Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) Lead Developer s an Egg Emoji, Spurring Speculation Regarding a Partnership With Computer Hardware Retailer Newegg“The only way to create a 7-figure game that is worthy of 1…

Have Option Players Taken The Week Off?

Authored by Steven Vannelli via Knowledge Leaders Capital blog,For years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, call option volume averaged about 15% of daily NYSE volume. This was a normal level of speculation that investors were used to.Then, as the chart above illustrates, in 2020 call buying just exploded. As of this writing the 5-day moving average of call volumes relative to the NYSE volume, call volume was over 60% of NYSE volume.While the market has done well this year, with many indexes up double digits, there are some segments of the market that haven’t done quite so well. In…

‘Ten years from now… Everybody’s gonna wish they just bought more Bitcoin’

Despite heightened adoption and acceptance, it can’t be denied that the whole cryptocurrency industry is perceived to be a high-risk investment. In fact, many are averse to the constant market volatility, scams, hacks, rug pulls, and speculation plaguing the market.
This is, perhaps, even truer for the DeFi sector. Especially since it has fallen victim to scams and hacks amounting to over $10 billion this year.
According to cryptocurrency entrepreneur Erik Voorhees, the higher propensity for DeFi protocols to be attacked comes from their novelty. In a recent podcast, he noted that the…

Why Powell or Brainard Won’t Change Much for Crypto

Placing bets on which candidate for Federal Reserve chair would be best for cryptocurrencies? The answer might disappoint: Both incumbent Jerome Powell and leading alternate Fed Governor Lael Brainard are seen as having roughly the same impact.The speculation of who will be the next Fed chair intensified after Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said early this week he was told by White House officials to expect a near-term nomination announcement from President Joe Biden. The anticipation got super-charged after Biden said Tuesday that he would make a final decision in about “four…

Google searches for NFTs spike to record highs

Google’s keyword search data shows interest in nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has surged to record levels, with traffic beating out search terms pertinent to many crypto assets ranked among the top ten. According to Google Trends, interest in NFTs saw a dramatic spike at the start of the year as Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot and vintage Ethereum-based NFTs saw frenzied speculation.While the bubble initially appeared short-lived — with search volume drying up by roughly 75% as of the end of June, interest began to bounce back in July before breaking into new highs at the end of October.Search…

Forget Shiba Inu. These 5 Cryptos Have More Long-Term Potential

The price of Shiba Inu (SHIB) has risen over 850% since the start of October, largely on the back of a petition to get the meme coin listed on Robinhood. Shiba Inu is one of the many Dogecoin (DOGE) imitations that have gained market share following the Doge’s meteoric rise to fame.SHIB initially jumped at the start of October after Elon Musk tweeted a picture of his Shiba Inu puppy, which SHIB fans took as an endorsement. He subsequently tweeted that he owns no SHIB and has continued to focus on the original Dogecoin. But this only temporarily stunted SHIB’s growth. Instead, speculation…

Investment vs Speculation

Investment is buying something because its price is lower than its intrinsic value. You pay money that will come back to you increased over time, as the result of some form of added value.

Speculation is buying something without considering the underlying value, or the appropriateness of the price, in order to make a profit by selling it back.

The difference between one and the other is not clear for Bitcoin.

The cliché writes back

Since its inception in 2015, the research laboratory OpenAI – an Elon Musk-backed initiative that seeks to build human-friendly artificial intelligence – has developed a series of powerful ‘language models’, the latest being GPT-3 (third-generation Generative Pre-trained Transformer). A language model is a computer program that simulates human language. Like other simulations, it hovers between the reductive (reality is messier and more unpredictable) and the visionary (to model is to create a parallel world that can sometimes make accurate predictions about the real world). Such language models lie behind the predictive suggestions for emails and text messages. Gmail’s Smart Compose can complete ‘I hope this …’ with ‘… email finds you well’.

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Jefferson’s university

I teach at the University of Virginia, where the 19th-century founder has become controversial and divisive. For many students, alums and state legislators, Thomas Jefferson remains a pioneer of higher education and a champion of democratic values. But critics charge that Jefferson imbued the university with a malign legacy by holding scores of people in slavery and expressing a racist rhetoric that contradicted his sporadic statements of antislavery principle. The university’s home city, Charlottesville, has ceased to celebrate Jefferson’s birthday. The campus’s most conspicuous statue to Jefferson now attracts both Leftist vandals and rallies by neo-Confederates, to the equal discomfort of those who find enduring value in his ideas.

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Iran in the SCO, the timing is right

By Abas Aslani

Speaking at his 6 August inauguration ceremony, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the message of the people of Iran in the 2021 presidential election was a message of change. “The world is changing and the interests of nations depend on understanding the new world and strategic interaction with emerging powers. A successful foreign policy will be a balanced foreign policy,” he elaborated.

Contrary to his predecessor, the new Iranian president told reporters during his first press conference that his foreign policy will neither start with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, nor will it be limited to the deal.

His words have fueled speculation that Iran foreign policy will shift further eastward under Raisi.

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Methane in plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus: Possible signs of life?

An unknown methane-producing process is likely at work in the hidden ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, suggests a new study published in Nature Astronomy by scientists at the University of Arizona and Paris Sciences & Lettres University.

Giant water plumes erupting from Enceladus have long fascinated scientists and the public alike, inspiring research and speculation about the vast ocean that is believed to be sandwiched between the moon’s rocky core and its icy shell. Flying through the plumes and sampling their chemical makeup, the Cassini spacecraft detected a relatively high concentration of certain molecules associated with hydrothermal vents on the bottom of Earth’s oceans, specifically dihydrogen, methane and carbon dioxide.

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Science Journalist: No Hype. Consciousness Is a HARD Problem! – Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

British science journalist Michael Hanlon (1964–2016), co-author with Tracey Brown of In the Interests of Safety (2014), had some sobering things to say about the trivial pursuit of an easy theory of consciousness. Considering materialist philosopher Daniel Dennett and less materialist philosopher David Chalmers (who coined the term the “Hard Problem of Consciousness”), he reflects,

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Daniel Dennett wrote that: ‘Human consciousness is just about the last surviving mystery.’ A few years later, Chalmers added: ‘[It] may be the largest outstanding obstacle in our quest for a scientific understanding of the universe.’ They were right then and, despite the tremendous scientific advances since, they are still right today.

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Stress can turn hair gray — and it's reversible, researchers find

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791.

Though the legend is inaccurate — hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color — a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in people.

And while it may seem intuitive that stress can accelerate graying, the researchers were surprised to discover that hair color can be restored when stress is eliminated, a finding that contrasts with a recent study in mice that suggested that stressed-induced gray hairs are permanent.

The study, published June 22 in eLife, has broader significance than confirming age-old speculation about the effects of stress on hair color, says the study’s senior author Martin Picard, PhD, associate professor of behavioral medicine (in psychiatry and neurology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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New World, Old Rules

The ‘Crypto World’ as it is now is a new world with OLD rules (KYC policies, centralized marketplaces, etc.). All major players have just forgotten what was this all about (a tool to gain freedom), and the result is this: ‘assets’ instead of money, and rampant speculation.

As it has been recently refered at Cointelepgraph:

ICOs themselves are hardly centralized. They may take place in a decentralized platform byt they inherently involve many people trusting a single development team with potentially 00s millions in funding.

We need a new world with NEW rules. Rules emerging from that new world. Otherwise, this is all a huge waste of time for most, and business as usual for the few.


Satoshi Nakamoto was probably a team of engineers.… Read more...

If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars – Forbes

There has been a lot of speculation that one of these days there will be an AI system that suddenly and unexpectedly gives rise to consciousness.

Often referred to as the singularity, there is much hand-wringing that we are perhaps dooming ourselves to either utter death and destruction or to becoming slaves of AI once the singularity occurs.

As I’ve previously covered (see link here), various AI “conspiracy” theories abound, oftentimes painting a picture of the end of the world as we humans know it. Few involved in these speculative hypotheses seem to be willing to consider that maybe this AI emergence would be beneficial to mankind, possibly aiding us humans toward a future of greatness and prosperity, and instead focus on the apocalyptic outcomes.

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