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Heartland Newsfeed https://heartlandnewsfeed.com The Best News Content, All The Time Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i0.wp.com/heartlandnewsfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cropped-LOGO.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Heartland Newsfeed https://heartlandnewsfeed.com 32 32 123716993 VIDEO: Monday night’s debate for Phoenix mayor https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/18/video-monday-nights-debate-for-phoenix-mayor/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/18/video-monday-nights-debate-for-phoenix-mayor/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:42:26 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=240738 PHOENIX, Ariz. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The NBC affiliate in Phoenix, 12 News, held a mayoral debate Monday night featuring the four candidates for the city’s special election for mayor.

The debate, conducted in partnership with the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, featured:

  • Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela, two former members of the city council
  • Moses Sanchez, a former Tempe school board member
  • Nicholas Sarwark, a business executive and chairman of the Libertarian National Committee

The hour-long debate was broadcast on Facebook Live and can be viewed below (video courtesy of News 12):

 

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EDITORIAL: Jackson is the only proper choice among toxic opposition in gubernatorial race https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/17/editorial-jackson-is-the-only-proper-choice-among-toxic-opposition-in-gubernatorial-race/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/17/editorial-jackson-is-the-only-proper-choice-among-toxic-opposition-in-gubernatorial-race/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:41:20 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=240559 For months since the March 20 gubernatorial primary, we’ve seen nothing more than political ads full of mudslinging, lies and deception from Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner and Democratic opponent JB Pritzker. Like many registered voters in Illinois, I’m fed up with the lies and deception from both major party nominees.

I’m beyond fed up after seeing this most recent attack ad from the Rauner and Pritzker camps:

How fed up am I? I’m fed up to the point of having written a parody to the latter ad:

When you’re a failure, you lie.

When you’re desperate, you lie more.

Bruce Rauner and JB Pritzker are now completely making things up.

Both parties and their nominees have nothing good to offer.

The objective of Rauner and Pritzker is to screw over as many residents as possible.

Rauner and Pritzker are wasting millions on a race that doesn’t even pay half a million,

But that doesn’t prevent the fact how idiotic they are in their mudslinging campaigns and attack ads.

[Paid for by Illinois Voters with Common Sense appears at the bottom, with pictures of Rauner and Pritzker.]

Two party politics: 200 years of failure and lying is enough.

Since 1986, there have been three Republican governors (James Thompson, Jim Edgar and George H. Ryan) and two Democratic governors (Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn). What’s equally as bad, if not worse, is the career politicians on both sides of the aisle in the General Assembly, especially that of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Some politicians have gone into retirement or had to step down due to the governor’s patronage hires to departmental directorships.

Both parties in 32 years are responsible for the downward spiral Illinois has been undergoing. Both are equally responsible for the blatant obviousness of fiscal irresponsibility and disregard of their constituents they claim to represent.

With the disregard that both political parties — even now with Rauner and Pritzker — have toward 12 million Illinoisans by airing attack ads without presenting any solutions to the state’s serious issues.

And voters wonder why the incumbent is down 17 points to Pritzker. Rauner stabbed conservatives in the back by signing taxpayer-funded abortions into law, as well as allowing the City of Chicago to become a sanctuary city. Rauner has revealed himself as being a Democrat with a RINO-esque name.

The Conservative Party nominee, state Sen. Sam McCann, hasn’t presented any valid solutions to our state’s issues either. He’s too busy with his internal drama with Rauner, which has been going on since Rauner was sworn in. And as revealed by many voters, McCann’s running under the banner of “conservative” is oxymoronic because he’s nowhere close to being a true conservative.

So, amidst the three shades of Democrat that is Rauner, Pritzker and McCann, there is Libertarian Kash Jackson, the only candidate who has actively attempted to present solutions to our state’s everyday problems.

While neither Rauner nor Pritzker have any real solutions to resolve the state’s current financial quagmire, Jackson has a multi-factor plan to resolve this problem and save taxpayers money.

From his platform:

I support a multi-pronged approach to fiscal solvency for the state of Illinois. We need to balance the budget and cut wasteful spending……support reducing excessive regulations, taxes and fees that make starting and running a business difficult……switch from a pension plan to a defined-contribution 401(k) for new state employees……devise a plan for the pensions for those retiring or retiring many years later will ensure full funding while saving taxpayers money……a plan to cap spending to a fixed percentage of the state’s GDP……encouraging economic opportunity and competition within Illinois, which will be done from day one.

While both parties debate the issue of abortion, a highly controversial issue in the state, Jackson offers a pragmatic approach to the issue, targeting the underlying causes leading to the practice:

I am determined to find solutions that accommodate the greatest freedom for the greatest number of people……I believe the best approach is to work together to identify and eliminate the underlying causes, such as financial issues, the lack of a stable family structure or other issues that encourage women and families to choose abortion.

Both parties push different views on the issue of criminal justice reform, but nothing plausible enough to change the system for the better. Jackson presents an excellent stance:

I am a firm believer that the state exists to protect its citizens from threats of violence from within, or overreach from the Federal government……rehabilitation over retribution, which calls for the release of those imprisoned for victimless offenses like marijuana possession and with vocational training.

Illinois has dealt with enough failure under the Democratic and Republican parties — or as I would rather refer them as, the Republicrats — and it’s time for voters to face the music and realize both of their major options are not viable, not when half of the state’s registered voters didn’t show up in 2014.

It’s overdue for some change, the death blow to two-party politics, which allows for the establishment of a third major party for the first time since 2006, when the Illinois Green Party earned their major party status, holding it for eight years before losing their status as a result of the 2014 gubernatorial election.

In addition, Jackson has received far more press coverage than 2010 nominee and former Libertarian Party of Illinois chairman Lex Green or 2014 nominee Chad Grimm — an accomplishment that rivals all other campaigns.

Jackson has also attained history for the party: the first-ever inclusion in a gubernatorial debate, with the first one taking place this Thursday evening on NBC Chicago and participating NBC affiliates.

It is without hesitation that not only the Heartland Newsfeed Editorial Board, but myself as well, issue a strong message of support and endorsement for Jackson.

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IBA/Research America poll shows Rauner in serious trouble https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/17/iba-research-america-poll-shows-rauner-in-serious-trouble/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/17/iba-research-america-poll-shows-rauner-in-serious-trouble/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:34:37 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=240265 CARTERVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner may be in more trouble than he thinks in his 2018 re-election bid for governor based on a new poll.

A recent poll jointly conducted by Research America and the Illinois Broadcasters Association has Rauner down nearly 17 points against Democratic opponent JB Pritzker, 44% to 27.1%.

The RA/IBA poll is the sixth poll to include all ballot-qualified candidates, which include Libertarian activist Kash Jackson and state Sen. Sam McCann, who’s running under the Conservative Party banner. McCann received 6.4% and Jackson received 4.3%.

A combined total of 17.3% refused to support a candidate, were undecided or will write in someone else.

The margin of error for the poll was +/- 3.1%. A recap of the poll is included below.

IBA_Illinois_Poll_Summary_Data_9-13-18_revised

Three of the four candidates will be participating in the first gubernatorial debate slated for Thursday night on NBC Chicago and most NBC affiliates in the state. Check your local television listings.

As of this publication, there was no announcement that McCann was included in the debate.

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Witt council prompted to further action on employee handbook https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/16/witt-council-prompted-to-further-action-on-employee-handbook/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/16/witt-council-prompted-to-further-action-on-employee-handbook/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:34:25 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=240036 For nearly two years, the Witt City Council has attempted to make crucial changes to their employee handbook and have been met with unfortunate delays due to meeting unavailability for special sessions, as well as legal and internal municipal hurdles which include resignations of elected officials.

Add the resignation of city clerk Angel Lynch to the line of official resignations – which include former aldermen Jay Martin and Tim Taylor and former treasurer Rebecca Martin – as motivation for the council to complete the update of the employee handbook.

Lynch, who has been the city clerk since 2007, submitted her resignation in writing to the council as well as Mayor Greta Akers. Akers read the letter during the August 28 meeting. Lynch’s resignation becomes effective September 24.

The council discussed options in regards to taking action for the upcoming consolidated election, as Lynch’s resignation leaves a term with more than two years remaining.

Some options include re-establishing the city clerk’s salary and potentially establishing a separate position for water clerk (or whatever the position ends up being called) prior to the next election. The council approved the resignation after much discussion and set a committee hearing for September 11 for further discussion on how the council wants to move forward.

Envision Witt president Shannon Keiser presented the monthly Speedboy Hometown Spirit Award to David Martin. Martin, a senior at Greenville University, was recognized for winning the men’s decathlon during the National Christian College Athletic Association’s track and field championship, as well as securing All-American scholar-athlete honors from the university for the 2017-18 academic year.

Discussion took place regarding the treasurer’s report, inquiring as to why the balance for the motor fuel tax fund shows a balance of -$221,443.75. Akers noted that a check approved by the council in the July meeting to satisfy a reimbursement request from Prairie Engineers for railroad work completed a few months ago is currently on hold, pending receipt of funds from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The final cost, confirmed by treasurer Sonia Hodson and as previously reported, was in the amount of $226,104.03 and upon receipt of IDOT funds, the check will be mailed out.

In other business:

  • The meeting minutes from the July 24 meeting was approved.
  • Motions to approve the monthly bills, as well as the police and fire reports from departmental chiefs Scott Woods and Tom Rogers, were approved.
  • After discussion of the treasurer’s report, the report was approved with the provision of further explanation for the negative motor fuel tax fund balance.
  • City attorney Chris Sherer stated before the council that there are trials set regarding two properties and inquired as to how the council wants to proceed. In regards to resolutions, one of the properties has already been sold with the other still under current ownership. After considerable discussion, the council agreed to direct Sherer toward negotiating a plea bargain toward the property owner(s).
  • The council revisited the motion regarding forgiveness of sewer charges related to major water leaks presented to City Hall, which was agreed upon in the previous meeting. The previously approved motion allowed for forgiveness of said charges related to major water leaks which took place no earlier than January 2018. Revised motions to include filling and adding water to swimming pools, as well as changing the retroactive effective date from July 24, 2018 to May 1, 2018 – the beginning of the city’s fiscal year – were approved.
  • Akers asked the council if they should hold a fall trash cleanup and after brief discussion, the council opted against holding trash cleanup days for this fall.
  • Akers brought up the mowing of residential properties and the potential of placing municipal liens on properties that city employees are mowing. She will compile a list of properties the city is currently mowing, inquire as to whether invoices have been mailed out to the owners and report her findings to the council at the next meeting. Editor note: A municipal government can file a lien, specifically described as a municipal lien, on a property for non-payment for multiple services, including the cutting and removal of weeds, grass, trees and shrubbery, under 65 ILCS 5 of the Illinois Municipal Code. The citations under 65 ILCS 5/1, 65 ILCS 5/8 and ILCS 5/11 allow for such liens. This is only effective if the municipal government is actively mailing invoices to property owners. A key legal case describing such instance is Village of Arlington Heights v. Schroeder (328 N.E.2d 74, 28 Illinois Appellate 3d 1) from April 1975.
  • Water superintendent Stephen Bowers noted to the council that he currently uses an “app” to monitor the condition of the water tower as well as the water quality. Discussion on alternative options were placed on hold, while Akers contacts the water company about their software, as well as research other options, before presenting them at the next meeting.

With additional business to discuss, the meeting adjourned with the next meeting set for September 25.

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 9/14/2018

 

Crypto News & Analysis

 

It’s ironic how the Chinese government restricts its citizens from engaging with cryptocurrencies, and at the same time Chinese companies like Bitmain dominate the industry. The Chinese government has blocked access to 124 foreign cryptocurrency exchanges that offer their services to Chinese citizens. VPNs have helped Chinese traders of Cryptos get around the government imposed restrictions.

 

The Cryptocurrency Exchanges have also found ways to circumvent the ban by relaunching themselves with new domain names that are registered in other countries outside of China. The government has begun to intensify their scrutiny of foreign websites that have home pages in the Chinese language. They have also censured cryptocurrency media outlets, claiming that they were manipulating the crypto markets. The popular WeChat App has blocked all crypto and blockchain media accounts in order to comply with the government’s directives.  

 

Cryptos have come to another professional sport franchise. A baseball team is now a participant in the crypto world. The Los Angeles Dodgers now have the distinction of being the first sports team to be involved in a crypto giveaway. They are offering their fans a free download of a digital bobblehead. The first 40,000 fans that walk through the turnstiles of Dodger Stadium on the 21st of September will receive the gift. The Dodgers will face the San Diego Padres that day.

 

The fans will have 3 bobblehead collectable characters to choose from, pitchers Kenley Hanson, and Clayton Kershaw, or third baseman Justin Turner. Dodgers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Lon Rosen expressed his elation about the giveaway this way,  

“We’re excited for our first-ever Crypto giveaway, and (the opportunity) to explore an entirely new marketplace with our fanbase. We hope this piques the interest of Dodger fans, and will help launch a new age of collectables and promotions.”

 

Every fan that participates in the giveaway will receive a card with a private code and a set of instructions. They will be led to a webpage where a digital bobblehead token, randomly chosen, can be unlocked and put in the participant’s Ether wallet.

 

Forex News & Analysis

 

Chart provided by Investing.com & Prepared by Tom Whitbread

Toms Chart 9:14

The United States Dollar /Bitcoin  (USD/BTC) pairing expressed marginal movement throughout the week. The USD appears to have lost some ground. The dollar began the week exchanging $6,209 /1 Bitcoin. The dollar ended the week exchanging $6,517 / 1 Bitcoin losing 4.96% against Bitcoin by the weeks end.

 

The USD index (.DXY) compares the USD to 6 globally dominant currencies. The USD lost ground when compared to its global counterparts towards the end of the week. The .DXY index recorded a value of 94.5 down 0.05% from the previous trading day. The EUR ended the week marginally stronger against the USD, exchanging at 1.169 / 1, up $0.0004. While the Great British Pound(GBP) maintained a slim advantage over the dollar at the close of the week. The GBP ended the week marginally stronger, pairing with the USD at $1.3115 / 1  gaining $0.0010 translating into a 0.08% gain against the USD from the previous trading day.

 

Many analysts attribute the dollar’s loss of momentum to the Consumer Price Index value that was announced at the end of the week. The result was weaker than expected. The currency markets reacted accordingly. The USD’s weakness is reflected in the small gains in value of the EUR and GBP against it.

 

Crypto Futures News & Analysis

 

Chart Courtesy of Tradingview             Prepared by The 21st Money Team

My Better Bitcoin Chart 9:15:2018

The line has been drawn and the the lower resistance level of Bitcoin has been tested again. Traders and investors have been able to log the levels of Bitcoin trades that have given credence to the lower resistance level of support. Not only that, fibonacci averages applied to Bitcoin’s trading levels have shown consistency as well.

 

We all wish we had the crystal ball that could tell us where the Bitcoin market will be everyday, but there is no such thing. What is available for investors and traders are the laws of averages. And the hope of the most likely outcomes. This is the fifth instance of Bitcoin bouncing along its low resistance level this year. When Bitcoin rebounds off the low it may not be as high as some dream, but it is substantial. A $1,700 swing in any market oozes with trading opportunities for buying and selling. If the laws of averages hold true for Bitcoin, the graph above illustrates a pattern that could be useful for both long term and short term investors. Although Bitcoins rebounds from its low level of resistance have decreased in size, they fall in line with the fibonacci averages.

 

Over the last few weeks rumors of an ETF application being approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission ignited a short lived bull run. Now technology and world events are so intertwined its difficult to imagine what will increase or decrease the value of Bitcoin. Investors and traders may be inclined to use the law of averages to navigate the stormy seas of Bitcoin price fluctuations.

 

Crypto Stocks & Analysis

 

New Age Technology has brought a new member to our New Age Society. Artificial intelligence (AI) combined with blockchain technology have reshaped the security industry. Blockchain technology has taken the functions of a mall cop from this …..

The monkey
Characters from the Disney Movie Toy Story 3

to state of the art crime stopping machines. Ladies and gentlemen allow us to introduce you to KnightScope.

KnightScope security robots

Photos Courtesy of KnightScope

 

Knight Scope is a company that manufactures robots designed to provide security. They offer 4 models, the K1, the K3, the K5, and the K7. These robots are not a joke. they are bonafide state of the art security devices. These robots have already assisted in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals. They are the first of their kind, and now available to be purchased and utilized by the general public. An actual product that is enhanced by artificial intelligence and the blockchain, to fight crime.

 

The qualifications of KnightScope’s security devices are quite impressive. The Robots have already logged in more than 400,000 hours of active operation. They have patrolled more than 194,000 miles. They are being used in 15 American states, at 42 different locations, across 4 different time zones. There are currently 51 machines in the network, serving 39 clients. The KnightScope robots have assisted law enforcement in issuing an arrest warrant for a sexual predator. They have assisted a security guard in catching a thief at a retail establishment. They have prevented a fraudulent insurance claim. They have aided in the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect. They have helped to eliminate vehicle break-ins.
They have assisted in the apprehension of a corporate vandal. And they have helped to eliminate trespassers with the aid of a force multiplier effect.

K5+NYSE Knightscope

Photos Courtesy of KnightScope

 

If you’re impressed with that list of accomplishments. Here’s one more piece of information that some may find interesting. KnightScope is raising capital to expand their operations. KnightScope is offering a Series S Preferred Stock through a private placement for qualified investors.

 

This article is not a solicitation and The 21stMoney Team is not a financial advisory service. The 21st money Team is just sharing information for those that may have an interest in this subject.

 

The Offering Terms

 

  • DIVIDENDS: Noncumulative dividends before any dividend on any existing shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock or Common Stock at 6% of the Series S original purchase price, if and when declared by the Board of Directors.
  • SECURITY: Series S Preferred Stock (“Series S”).
  • VALUATION: Approximately $300,000,000 pre-money.
  • AGGREGATE PROCEEDS: Up to $50,000,000.
  • PRICE PER SHARE: $8.00 per share.
  • ANTICIPATED CLOSING DATE: Initial closing on or before November 15, 2018, with one or more
    additional closings at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

 

If you want a Security robot of your very own the price is based on an hourly rate of less than $9 an hour or $6,500 per month over a 3-5 year term contract.

 

The fact that an innovation of this type is actually a reality takes me to the storyboard of a classic movie thriller,’Terminator.’ Is this how it all begins?

 

This week’s Biggest Winners in Cryptocurrencies

 

1) +70.70% OneRoot Network (RNT) Started the week at $0.0662 Ended the week at $0.113

 

2) +64.42% Wagerr (WGR) Started the week at $0.104 Ended the week at $0.171

 

3) +60.61% FuzeX (FXT) Started the week at $0.0198 Ended the week at $0.0318

 

4) +40.78% Odyssey (OCN) Started the week at $0.00319889 Ended the week at $0.00450324

 

5) +39.32% BitcoinDark (BTCD) Started the week at $43.52 Ended the week at $60.63

 

6) +35.22% Cindicator (CND) Started the week at $0. 0159 Ended the week at $0.0215

 

7) +32.91% Genesis Vision (GVT) Started the week at $6.29 Ended the week at $8.36

 

8) +30% Prizm (PZM) Started the week at $0.40 Ended the week at $0.52

 

9) +28.41% Metal (MTL) Started the week at $0.697 Ended the week at $0.895

 

10) +29.75% Tezos (XTZ) Started the week at $1.21 Ended the week at $1.57

 

11) +29.63% Credits (CS) Started the week at $0.162 Ended the week at $0.210

 

12) +28.06% APIS (APIS) Started the week at $0.00372169 Ended the week at $0.00476591

 

13) +25.81% Storiqa Token (STQ) Started the week at $0.00215307 Ended the week at $0.00270870

 

14) +22.40% Dragonchain (DRGN) Started the week at $0.183 Ended the week at $0.224

 

15) +22.34% Waves (WAVES) Started the week at $1.88 Ended the week at $2.30

 

Crypto Chart of the Week

 

OneRoot Network RNT                                                             Chart Courtesy of Coinlib

One Root Network 9:15

OneRoot Network (RNT) ranks 141st on the list of cryptos ordered according to their market capitalization. RNT’s current market cap is $29,370,000. The ONEROOT Project brings together the tangible and intangible resources inside and outside the industry. In the process of optimizing and integrating resources, ONEROOT extends the idea of a shared economy and separates the right to use and the ownership of resources, and proposes the concept of a distributed business engine. With the help of blockchain technology, the co-builders can digitize the right to use resources, including software, hardware, manpower, etc., and establish transparent value exchange and cooperation rules, which greatly improve the resource utilization efficiency. In addition, participants have established a new cooperative relationship based on equal cooperation and common development, which has significant advantages compared with the traditional business model dominated by centralized entities. $83,000.00 worth of RNT changed hands September 14 at $0.1118.

 

Heard Through the Grapevine

Upcoming ICOs and Events

 

Upcoming Events

 

September 14 – BlockchainUA Kiev, Ukraine

 

September 14 – 15 – Global Litecoin Summit San Francisco, California USA

 

September 14 – 16 – The Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Superconference II Dallas, Texas USA

 

September 15 – Crypto Expo Moscow, Russia

 

September 16 – Discover Blockchain Houston, Texas USA

 

September 18 – 20 – Consensus Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 

September 19 – 22 – Nexus Conference Scottsdale, Arizona USA

 

September 20 – 21 – Blockchain in Oil and Gas Conference, Houston, Texas USA

 

September 21 – BitFest Conference Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

September 26 – Blockchain Live London, England

 

October 1 – 2 – SWELL Conference San Francisco, California USA (Special Guest Speaker – Bill Clinton)

 

October 8 – 10 – Blockchain East Summit And Trade Show New York, USA

 

October 9 – 10 – XBlockchain Summit Bali, Indonesia

 

October 15 – 16 – SolarTech Summit Porto, Portugal

 

October 17 – Financial Times Digital Health Summit New York, New York USA

 

October 23 – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta Mellieha, Malta

 

October 30 – November 2 – Devcon IV in Prague Prague, Czech Republic

 

October 31 – November 2 – World Crypto Con Las Vegas, Nevada USA

 

November 1 – 2 – Malta Blockchain Summit St. Julian, Malta

 

November 28 – 29 – Blockchain Expo North America 2018 Santa Clara, California

 

November 29 – 30 – Monaco International Blockchain Forum Monaco

 

March 19 – 21, 2019 –  Money20/20 Asia Singapore

 

Upcoming ICOs

 

Astoria (APC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 14 / Make, Deploy and Publish Your Own ICO

 

Beercoin (BCBC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 31 / The Bavarian start-up that created the first and only beer-based cryptocurrency based on Ethereum

 

Biotor Biomass (BBT) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 30 / Producing Wood Pellets

 

Crypt ON (IPT) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends December 21 / A complex peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto platform, designed to evolve into full-cycle crypto DAO-system

 

MatchDiary (MDR) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 30 / An innovation app for football fans based on blockchain all for free. MatchDiary will provide fans with even greater experiences by offering them a complete platform with currently dispersed tools

 

Ojooo (OJX) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 25 / Decentralized solution blockchain for Advertisers and Investors.

 

Parkade (PRKC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 1 / creating a full-scale parking system that can be used in any city to make parking more affordable and convenient

 

AIO.Community (AIOT) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 31 / A decentralized platform for the safe ICO, where the community chooses a project through the open voting and determines the level of funding and controls it at all stages

 

Anti Derivative (ADVT) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / A Fusion Between Crypto and Modern Finance

 

ARROUND (ARR) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 15 / Breakthrough communication platform in AR

 

Bixtrim (BXY) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends December 25 / A Multi-Functional Crypto-Exchange Platform

 

CannAvenue (CANA) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 31 / A software as a service (SaaS) company that uses a patent-pending custom artificial intelligence (AI) solution which provides a one-stop-shop, blockchain-based ecosystem for the global cannabis industry

 

CHEK (CHEK) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends December 1 / Enabling retailers and private sellers to sell goods for charitable services

 

EIPlatform (EMI) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends September 30 / Developing a platform to enable direct interaction between brands and people in the Esports sector

 

eSports (ESE) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 31 / Aiming to be the standard cryptocurrency for the multi-billion dollar eSports industry

 

Extradecoin (ETE) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / Trade and Play Platform

 

EZYcount (EZY) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / A Swiss project with the aim to fully automate accounting on the blockchain backed by banks, fiduciaries and hundreds of customers

 

HeyBeWell (HEY) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends September 30 / Your personal well-being dashboard

 

Humancoin (HUMA) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 1 / The new massive cryptocurrency fuelled by the Proof of Charity mining protocol

 

InBet (IBO) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 30 / An honest betting service, where the bookmaker will be an intermediary between players, and not the casino

 

INLOCK (ILK) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 12 /  A lending platform that enables cryptocurrency holders to manage short-term liquidity problems by taking a loan, using their existing cryptocurrencies as collateral

 

Intellos (ITX) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / Closing the global wealth gap by creating a protocol based crypto investment bank

 

IOV (IOV) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends September 30 /  Solving the problem of complexity, human error and lack of interoperability when exchanging digital assets on the blockchain

 

JCN (JCNXXX) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 15 / A multi-purpose 18+ utility token (JCNXXX) for ecosystems of digital online adult entertainment services and continues where others cryptocurrencies and altcoins stop

 

Lambda (LAMB) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends September 30 / A high-speed, secure and scalable blockchain infrastructure project

 

Modex (MDX) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends September 25 / Building a Smart Contract Marketplace and a Blockchain Developer Tools Platform

 

NEL (NEL) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 24 / A community-based ecosystem of investors supporting microfinance institutions through blockchain technology

 

One+1 (CHK) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends December 1 / A token that allows you to turn crypto money into real purchases and discounts and allows you to create a new charity system

 

Plaza Systems (PLAZA) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 27 / Plaza Systems occupies the intersection of lifestyle and technology

 

Renaissance Engineering (RE) Sale Starts September 15  Sale Ends November 15 / Aimed towards building modern construction solutions and receiving profits from the projects

 

Residual Token (RSDLL) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 15 / An ecosystem for bona fide LENDERS which allows people or companies to borrow money using their Digital Assets as collateral

 

Retail.Global (RGT) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / Uniting all local and international ecommerce experts, companies and services to boost global sales for retailers and manufacturers by own brand online store

 

Reward Vision (RWD) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 31 / A blockchain-based incentive system that enables company-wide collaboration through peer-to-peer rewards

 

SID Token (SIDT) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends December 31 / Share Internet Data

 

SmartPesa Credible (PESA) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / Building a blockchain for business credit data

 

Spokkz (SPKZ) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / Using Blockchain Technology to disrupt the $2 Trillion USD traditional Media Industry by creating a decentralized ecosystem and marketplace where film lovers will join advertisers, stars, content creators and merchants as stakeholders

 

Terawatt (LED) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 28 / A patent-pending, renewable energy blockchain startup, with a strong focus on monetization and driving global L.E.D. adoption

 

Thrill (THX) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends October 15 / A blockchain based platform providing travelers, communities, hotels, restaurants, and online content providers, a simple, yet effective solution for their business

 

TradeOne (BITT) Sale Starts September 15 Sale Ends November 15 / A blockchain project that offers a simplified ecosystem and handy interface for traders and investors

 

Apollo18 (A18) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends October 1 / An ERC20 token that distributes ethereum based on profits from cumulative hash power (mining)

 

DINNGO (DGO) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends October 15 / The first exchange to enable simple two step verification with a mobile device and cold wallet

 

Gamico (GMC) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends October 15 / Gamers can earn a living by playing video games

 

HEROIC.com (HRO) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends October 15 / Taking a new approach to AI-Powered threat protection

 

LeoPays (LPC) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends November 11/ Creating a social business network to simplify the work of Internet entrepreneurs, bloggers and regular users who want to make money on what they have been previously doing for free: socializing with friends in social networks, leaving likes, posting, re-posting, writing blogs and other activities

 

Zichain (ZCN) Sale Starts September 16 Sale Ends October 31 / Decentralized Asset Management

 

Akash Network (AKSH) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends October 16 / Decentralized protocol for provisioning, scaling and securing cloud workloads

 

Builderium (BUILD) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends December 17 / Offering individuals and businesses the opportunity to connect with professionals in the construction industry to complete related projects

 

CGS (CGS) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends October 15 / An on-chain governance mechanism to protect ICO investors from scams and bad execution

 

Menlo One (ONE) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends October 15 / A crypto-tech company that has built an open-source framework for making decentralized applications easier and faster to use in the Web 3.0 era

 

Metadium (META) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends September 22 / A next-generation blockchain protocol designed to create a decentralized identity ecosystem with the real world introduction of Self-Sovereign Identity; the concept that individuals are owners of all aspects of their own identity in the offline and online world

 

MusicLife (MITC) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends Sale Ends October 30 / The world’s first music exchange

 

The Rentals Token (TRT) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends November 30 / A decentralized vacation rentals marketplace

 

TrustedCars Flex (FLEX) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends October 31 / Changing Car Ownership forever

 

YouToken (YTN) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends November 19 / First Blockchain-based Crowdfunding platform

 

VegaWallet (VGW) Sale Starts September 17 Sale Ends November 16 / Allowing you to pay with crypto ANYWHERE (even at places that do not yet accept crypto) by instantly converting your cryptocurrency to fiat money on our exchange and using NFC technology or One Time Card numbers to process payments in person or online

 

Aiur (AIUR) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 16 / Wanting everyone who contributes to the world of science to be rewarded, and wanting the results of research to be available to anyone with important problems to solve

 

Centareum (CTM) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 18 / Creating an end-to-end proximity based mobile marketing platform enabled by blockchain and AI

 

Digits (DSI) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 18 / Digits turns any debit or credit card into a crypto card

 

eMusic (EMU) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 30 / The first major music service to embrace blockchain in order to build a decentralized music distribution and royalty management system that will ensure artists and service providers get a fair share of revenue

 

Enkronos (ENK) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends November 20 / Enkronos App is a Blockchain-based accountability system that ensures ethical behavior.

 

EyeGlob.Net (EYE) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 23 / Providing a mixture of social and professional networks dedicated to eye health

 

IOU (IOUX) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends December 18 / Reinventing existing loyalty systems in order to provide more flexibility, control, and many more benefits for Merchants in order to guarantee the highest possible level of consumer satisfaction for the incurred marketing expenditures

 

LendsBay (LBU) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 29 / A system for trusted financial transactions between people based on transparency and blockchain technology.

 

ONe Network (OneBit) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 31 / A next generation social network that uses the latest technologies to provide a wide range of services that are digitally secure and private for users

 

Re:Factor (REFT) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends December 18 / A transnational corporation and a global ecosystem under creation, the uniqueness of which lies in the competencies of team members who are internationally recognized professionals in the factoring industry

 

Vibeo (VBEO) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends October 2 / A new era of Instant Messaging/Social app

 

BOOSTO (BST) Sale Starts September 18 Sale Ends November 19 / Providing a protocol for creating a decentralized application that will act like an entire ecosystem and allow developers and companies to easily build DApps that directly interact with individual influencers, influencer networks, social media platforms, and brands with consumers, services, companies and much more

 

Color (COL) Sale Starts September 19 Sale Ends October 22 / The next generation platform for high-performance sophisticated Decentralized Applications

 

Koala (KOA) Sale Starts September 19 Sale Ends December 17 / A New Standard For Adult Industry Payments Over The Next 10 Years

 

Ravn’s Korrax (KRX) Sale Starts September 19 Sale Ends October 17 / The world’s first and only private, encrypted, anonymous, and invisible instant messaging app

 

Topex (TPX) Sale Starts September 19 Sale Ends October 17 / Brand new cryptocurrency exchange with daily profit distribution between TPX token holders along with compensation of losses during trading

 

Block66 (B66) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 20 / Building a new blockchain-enabled marketplace for mortgages

 

BlocVehicle (VLC) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 31 / Bringing a great change to the economic ecosystem of the automotive service industry

 

CCET Project (CCET) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 20 / Carbon emissions token

 

HARA (HART) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 4 / Empowering Billions Through Data

 

Imigize (IMGZ) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 20 / Drastically decreasing returns of non-fitting goods to online shops, giving freedom and confidence to buyers of clothes and shoes by size to online shoppers

 

Triggmine (TRG) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 20 / A decentralized platform for marketing automation

 

Vanywhere (VANY) Sale Starts September 20 Sale Ends October 10 / A live skill-sharing platform that instantly connects people seeking and offering skills, so they can get personalized results tailored just to them

 

Coconuts (COCO) Sale Starts September 21, 2018 Sale Ends February 25, 2019 / An ICO project that contributes to world energy resources to produce biomass fuels and clean energy from coconuts

 

Cromacoin (CRC) Sale Starts September 21 Sale Ends November 13 / Pay for Everyday Needs With Your Favorite Cryptocurrencies

 

Energy Premier (EPC) Sale Starts September 21 Sale Ends October 31 / Energy retail & bidding

 

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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: The milk man https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/15/rix-quinns-minute-story-the-milk-man/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/15/rix-quinns-minute-story-the-milk-man/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:46:13 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=240100 Many of us grew up during the 1960s. Some, like me, never grew up. But we’ve continued to age without expiring.

Let’s see…where was I? Oh, yes. If you grew up back then, you probably remember a neighborhood visitor called the “milk man.” He worked for a local dairy, and came by in a truck two or three mornings a week delivering fresh products.

Now, back in those days most milk and cream came in thick glass bottles. You would leave your old bottles out on the porch for him to pick up and recycle. And, you’d leave a note telling the milkman (they were nearly always guys) what you wanted that day.

Our route man brought us regular and chocolate milk, cream, butter, and ice cream. But what happened to this wonderful tradition?

Apparently, as suburbs expanded, each person’s route got longer. His added expenses meant he was forced to raise rates. So, many shoppers just added dairy products to their supermarket shopping lists.

The good news, however, is that in some rural areas milk routes are coming back. It’s a welcome reminder that some old traditions deserve to return.

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How to be a (proper) soccer fan in America https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/13/how-to-be-a-proper-soccer-fan-in-america/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/13/how-to-be-a-proper-soccer-fan-in-america/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:34:37 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=238592 Sports fans, stop me if you’ve heard this one before – but soccer is on the rise in the United States. This time, however, this isn’t just a vague assertion from a hopeful commentator hoping to inflate the sport’s relevance with words. Rather, it’s a statistically proven fact. Per Gallup, soccer’s popularity has tripled in the last decade. It’s now the United States’ third most popular sport, and is closing in on the “big three” of football, basketball, and baseball (and yes, this means it’s already surpassed hockey, even if the NHL remains incredibly popular in select areas).

What we don’t know is where the rise will stop. It could be that this is about as popular as soccer gets in the U.S. Or, with the sport more relevant and the World Cup on its way to North America in 2026, it could be that soccer can climb even higher. And if that’s the case, at a certain point it will begin to capture public attention even beyond those who already enjoy and follow the sport. For that reason, those of us in the U.S. who love sports should probably get used to the idea that we’re going to become soccer fans, at least casually. So just for fun, as well as because I firmly believe in the sport’s growing relevance, I’ve written up a guide for how to be a soccer fan in America.

Play FIFA Video Games

It’s not a huge stretch these days to say that playing a sports video game can actually make you a better real life sports fan. For one thing, it familiarizes you with how the game is played to some degree. More importantly though, playing FIFA can expose you to the rosters for the most noteworthy teams in the world, on both the club and national level. It’s easier to get into a sport if you know who’s playing it, and while a video game isn’t the real thing you might be surprised how much you learn and how many opinions you form based on the game versions of live players.

Watch The Premier League

Soccer leagues around the world actually have very different styles. This isn’t just something fans say – it’s even reflected in betting markets. One guide specifically notes users should decide what kind of football they’re going to bet on before picking a site. That should indicate the depth of stylistic difference, and because of that I’d recommend you give lots of popular leagues a shot. If you want to know where to start though, the Premier League is the world’s most famous league and the one it’s easiest to follow as an American, because of everything from match times to TV availability to fellow fans.

Follow The Americans & USMNT

National team soccer is a little strange. Teams play on somewhat random schedules and because players are busy with their club teams, the national team can look very different from one competition to the next. It’s still a good idea to watch the USMNT whenever possible though so that you can infuse your growing soccer fandom with some national pride and a sense of the highest level of U.S. soccer. For that matter though, there are also great U.S. players to watch in Europe if you want to get a feel for who the top Americans are. (Hint: Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund is the best American player in a generation, if not ever.)

Watch A Local High School Game

This might seem like a strange recommendation, and you certainly don’t want to be weird about it. But one of the reasons soccer has continually been projected as a rising sport in the U.S. is that there’s a lot of enthusiasm for youth soccer. Particularly with concussion concerns plaguing football and young people losing interest in the slow pace of baseball, a lot of great athletes gravitate toward soccer. This means that top high school programs can be very good, and can give you a more raw sense of the joys of the sport. If you get a chance, take in a local high school game. You might be surprised how much fun it is, and it may even get you interested in watching the sport at higher levels.

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New grant program in Illinois assists students with private school tuition https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/12/new-grant-program-in-illinois-assists-students-with-private-school-tuition/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/12/new-grant-program-in-illinois-assists-students-with-private-school-tuition/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:28:52 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=238190 The state of Illinois has initiated a program, called Invest in Kids, to help students pay for private school. The program offers state tax credits for donations that give thousands of students tuition assistance for the school year.

Donors to the program receive a 75% state tax credit while the program helps a total of almost 5,600 students. Empower Illinois is one of the organizations that distributes the donations. According to their Executive Director, Anthony Holter, the students apply because their local public school is not their ideal choice. When accepted by the program, the students get to attend the private school of their choosing.

Still in its first year, the program was signed into law last fall as part of sweeping school funding reform legislation in Illinois. The program has a limit of $100 million in donations, but as of January it had only brought in $44 million. According to Empower Illinois, this considerable sum is far outweighed by the demand for tuition assistance, as over 30,000 students are still waiting for aid.

Holter says that even if the donations hit the $100 million limit, it would not be enough money to help every student who applied for a grant. In an effort to meet the incredible demand, Empower Illinois has hired more fundraisers. The program is set to expire in 2024, but until then any money donated before the end of the calendar year would go to a student for that entire school year.

Democrats in Illinois have criticized the program, arguing that it uses state money that should go to public schools. Out of all schools in the United States, only 25% are private schools. Politicians like Democrat J.B. Pritzker is using this disparity in Illinois’s upcoming gubernatorial race, saying he will end the private school-focused program to direct funds to public schools.

According to a report released by the Education Trust, Illinois has a troubling funding gap when it comes to public schools. In fact, Illinois has the most dramatic gap in the nation between the poorest school districts and those on the wealthier side. The poorest districts received less than 22% in state and local funding than the districts with the lowest poverty rates.

When school funding is lacking in certain districts, it also means that they lack resources such as advanced course offerings, school counselors, high-quality teachers, and early education programs. These resources are necessary in creating a school that has high graduation rates and graduates who break the cycle of poverty, making school funding a hotly debated topic among politicians and lawmakers.

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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Fine (and fancy) meals https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/08/rix-quinns-minute-story-fine-and-fancy-meals/ https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/2018/09/08/rix-quinns-minute-story-fine-and-fancy-meals/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 02:29:01 +0000 https://heartlandnewsfeed.com/?p=238064 Not long ago, a man I work with asked me how to make a big impression on a first date. For most well-mannered guys, I suggest a fancy restaurant.

These generally require a reservation, and few offer a drive-through window. Therefore, the girl will dress nicely. Males should put on a real tie, not that tee shirt with one painted on it.

I also suggest that guys follow these basic tips:

When you pick up your date, remember your manners. Open the car door for her. Compliment her dress. If she accidentally burps, do not say “Good one!”

A date may be impressed if you drive to the front door of the eatery, and ask a valet to park your car. The valet will likely give you a claim check. This is something you must give back to him later, along with a healthy tip.

At dinner, the server will hand you a menu that might be printed in elegant type, which makes every word look fancy. I once ordered two servings of “gratuity.”

Ask the server to recommend his favorite entrée. When he describes it, don’t ask “Is it canned?”

Sometimes, there may be foods on your plate you don’t recognize. Ask the waitperson to tell you what it is, but never laugh and say “Why is this junk green?”

Finally, after an elegant dessert, you will be presented the check. If it’s more than your apartment rent, ask if you can make monthly payments.

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Crypto News, Analysis, Forecasts, ICOs and Events for the week ending 9/7/2018

 

Crypto News & Analysis

 

It has been reported that the the owners of the Coinbase Cryptocurrency Exchange may be involved in talks with asset manager, BlackRock, regarding the formation of an exchange traded fund. BlackRock manages more than US $6 trillion in assets, and can definitely be considered a suitable partner for any viable financial enterprise.

 

Coinbase has chosen to take up talks with BlackRock because of their pioneering efforts in creating ETFs and their successful experience in maintaining ETFs. BlackRock’s CEO, Larry Fink has publicly denied any interest in being a part of a digital asset fund. Adding to the statement that Bitcoin facilitates an ‘index for money laundering.’

 

Nonetheless Coinbase has already launched a  successful crypto fund for accredited investors and aspires to create a fund for retail investors. Many analysts believe that the ETF is the next step in the progression of the cryptocurrency market. The alliances are being pursued and the legislation is being forged. Who will wind up being united when the veil is lifted?

 

Blockchain technology is in action within the country that leads the ASEAN community in the implementation of renewable energy sources. Bangkok, Thailand will allow its residents to be introduced to a peer to peer platform that will allow its users to buy and sell electricity between themselves. The pilot platform will be powered by blockchain technology. The project will be one of the world’s largest peer to peer energy trading platforms.

 

David Martin, who is one of the managing directors of the Australian firm Power Ledger, a partner in the project, has been reported by Reuters, as saying (that),

 

“By enabling trade in renewable energy, the community meets its own energy demands, leading to lower bills for buyers, better prices for sellers, and a smaller carbon footprint for all,”

 

He added,

 

“It will encourage more consumers to make the switch to renewable energy, as the cost can be offset by selling excess energy to neighbors.”

 

The pilot project will begin in an upscale market district on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. And the initial participants will be a school, a mall, an apartment complex, and a dental hospital. There will be 635 kW of electricity generated that will be available for trading. Surpluses of electricity can be sold to members within the group or to the local energy storage grid.

 

Forex News & Analysis

 

The United States Dollar /Bitcoin  (USD/BTC) pairing has taken everyone on a rollercoaster ride this week. The USD appears to have won the battle, gaining on Bitcoin at the end of the week. The continued threats of trade wars and higher tariffs from America’s President to sell Americans goods from abroad has apparently strengthened the USD.

 

The USD index (.DXY) compares the USD to 6 globally dominant currencies. The USD lost ground towards the end of the week. The .DXY index recorded a value of 94.99 down 0.04% from the previous trading day. The EUR ended the week marginally lower against the USD, exchanging at 1.1625 / 1, down $0.0002. While the Great British Pound(GBP) maintained a slim advantage over the dollar at the close of the week. The GBP was standing firm at $1.2932  gaining $0.0002 translating into a 0.02% gain against the USD.

 

Situations around the world like Turkey’s Lira debacle, Venezuela’s economic woes, President Trump’s threat to inflict tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China, and last but not least Canada’s firm stance of opposition to the proposed NAFTA treaty, have made the dollar a safe haven for news-weary investors. Interestingly enough, 2018 has seen the USD up in value against every major world currency except the Mexican Peso. If you remember The Mexican Peso was the currency that suffered greatly when President Trump was elected in 2016.

 

Many Analysts feel the dollar will start to lose value against these same currencies towards the end of the year. They expect the USD to repeat its cycle of decline towards the end of the year, as it did in 2017.

 

“Cyclical forces will start to work against the dollar: relative economic momentum, relative monetary policy expectations and relative political uncertainty will start to exhibit similar dynamics that weighed on the dollar in the second half of 2017,”

says currency strategist at ING,Viraj Patel.

 

Will the greatest bull market of this decade finally come to an end? During the terms of President Trump’s last two predecessors there was evidence of a cyclical downturn in the American markets during the year’s last quarter. We will just have to wait and see if President Trump’s leadership at the helm of America’s financial strategy will impose a new path or return to the previous one. Another thing investors should keep in the back of their minds is the fact that after the cyclical downturns recorded during the Bush and Obama years, the American economy came back with a vengeance and recorded high levels of growth throughout many sectors.

 

Crypto Futures News & Analysis

 

Bitcoin took a nosedive as the week closed. Losing more than 5% of its market cap value from the beginning of the week.

Chart Courtesy of Investing.com & Trading View  prepared by Tom Whitbread

Tom's Latest Chart 9:7:2018

This dip in value will be another true test of the resistance levels Bitcoin has established through the course of this year. The fibonacci averages have been sustained. Bitcoin has consistently bounced from its lower level of resistance very near to USD $6,200 on average. The crypto then bounces back up again to levels near $8,000.

 

When you analyze the turbulence of Bitcoin. It becomes clear that there are two methods of trading styles that one has to choose from. Will you participate in Bitcoin for the long term or for the short term. Those that prefer the short term are weighing the averages that Bitcoin will conform to the pattern it has been establishing, and the possibility of a buy in opportunity presenting itself. If Bitcoin does its dance and moves above $7000 a great trade will be made by some.

 

There are so many rumors and there is evidence that Bitcoin could fly off to the moon at any moment. That’s exactly what happened at the end of 2017. Many investors seeing Bitcoin heading towards $6,000 put on their buy hats. They execute their strategies and  jump in buying and holding onto their investment in Bitcoin hoping they see its price rise as high as the clouds in the sky.

 

What helps this fibonacci lower resistance level sustain itself is both long term investors and short term investors have helped Bitcoin maintain it. Long term players and short term players appear to like purchasing Bitcoin when it nears $6,000. It will be interesting to see if this pattern repeats itself again.

 

Unlike most commodities and financial instruments, the trading price of Bitcoin is driven by advancements in technology. Although lately it has also been driven by citizens of economically depressed nations looking for a way out. The cycles of Bitcoin are still a mystery that needs ongoing research. The chart above demonstrates a pattern being established in the trading levels of Bitcoin. Will that trading pattern stand up to it newest test. The whole world is watching. But there are some actively engaged and not sitting on the sidelines.

 

Crypto Stocks & Analysis

 

Walmart (WMT) has announced that they are planning to build an army of robots controlled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), and blockchain technology. What will that do for the company? How will that move affect the stock price? And how will this new type of employee affect Walmart’s customers?

 

In the 21st century, the things we saw in cartoons like ‘The Jetsons’ and movies like ‘Irobot’ may soon be become reality. As an investor it’s necessary to look beyond the sensational headlines and analyze what this addition to Walmart’s staff will do for the company. It’s common knowledge that an active company’s greatest expense is its employees. Paid vacations, medical insurance, accident insurance and salaries are some of the largest expenses that attack every company’s bottom line. Those same expenses turn potential profits into losses. They also appear on the minus side of a balance sheet, as a tribute to money that was not able to stay in the pockets of the owners of that business.

 

What happens when a major portion of that expense is eliminated? The company’s ability to retain revenue has increased with the strength of Superman. This increase in net revenue won’t be a fluke, it will happen every quarter, every year, and every decade. The absence of employee expenses has significant potential to fuel net revenue growth. That is exactly the direction that Walmart is headed in. Walmart and their army of robots are starting their journey down More Money Lane. The blockchain technology available today is a critical factor in the achievement of robot armies that can work 24 hours a day, never require a paid vacation, or time off for maternity leave.

 

Walmart isn’t the only operation trying to automate and eliminate employee expenses. Reuters has reported that 56% of all the blockchain patents throughout the world in 2017 came from China. Just to help our readers get a handle on how big the pot is at the poker table, and who is holding all the cards, here are some very interesting bits of information. 406 blockchain patents were filed in total for 2017. Alibaba (BABA) holds 10% of the patents filed from China. Of all the blockchain patents ever filed since the technology existed, BABA holds 90 of them, IBM, holds 89, Mastercard holds 80, and Bank of America holds 53. These players have not announced what they’re building or how big it will be. Rest assured they are building something that will dominate the technological explosion that is coming our way. If Walmart can build an army of robots, what could be coming from Apple (AAPL) and (AMZN) with their trillion US Dollar market capitalization values. The 21st Money Team has these companies on our watch list and will keep you informed.

 

This week’s Biggest Winners in Cryptocurrencies

 

1) +194.22% BitcoinDark (BTCD) Started the week at $15.74 Ended the week at $46.31

 

2) +65.08% Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Started the week at $1.26 Ended the week at $2.08

 

3) +55.71% Cosmo Coin (COSM) Started the week at $0.0289 Ended the week at $0.0450

 

4) +55.10% Endor Protocol Token (EDR2) Started the week at $0.0392 Ended the week at $0. 0608

 

5) +50.40% HoloToken (HOT) Started the week at $0.00077222 Ended the week at $0. 00116140

 

6) +39.77%  Dogecoin (DOGE) Started The Week At $0.00368548 Ended The week at $0.00515121

 

7) +20.65% Nexty (NTY) Started the week at $0.00024673 Ended the week at $0.00029769

 

8) +15.18% Raiden Network (RDN) Started the Week at $0.494 Ended the week at $0.569

 

9) +15.09% BurstCoin (BURST) Started the week at $0.00894983 Ended the week at $0.0103

 

10) +7.86% Bitcoin Interest (BCI) Started the week at $1.40 Ended the week at $1.51

 

11) +7.26% Enjin Coin (ENJ) Started the week at $0.0427 Ended the week at $0.0458

 

12) +6.64% ReddCoin (RDD) Started the week at $0. 00308326 Ended the week at $0.00328801

 

13) +5.65% Arcblock (ABT) Started the week at $0.230 Ended the week at $0.243

 

14) +5.06% Monaco (MCO) Started the week at $4.35 Ended the week at $4.57

 

15) +4.03% Monero (XMR) Started the week at $108.44 Ended the week at $112.81

 

Crypto Chart of the Week

 

BitcoinDark (BTCD)                                                                                                        Chart courtesy of Coinlib

Bitcoinn Dark -BTCD 9:7:2018

BitcoinDark (BTCD) ranks 109th on the list of cryptos ordered according to their market capitalization. BTCD’s current market cap is $59,680,000. BitcoinDark is a disrupting cryptocurrency platform that seeks to overcome many of the disadvantages inherent to the current world of finance. $15,000.00 worth of BTCD changed hands September 6 at $51.84.

******* Warning******* no news is available to justify the increase in value. .********** Please investigate thoroughly before investing. Some crypto markets have been manipulated by pump and dump schemes. Bitcoin Dark may be worth the value that it is trading at. Due diligence may be required before choosing to invest.

 

Heard Through the Grapevine

Upcoming ICOs and Events

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September 7 – 9 – ETH Berlin 2018 hackathon+workshops+talks Berlin, Germany

 

September 7 – 11 – 2018 CoinsBank Mediterranean Blockchain Cruise Taste Of Spain, France, Italy & Monaco

 

September 10 – 11 – Blockchain 2018 Seattle Conference Seattle, Washington USA

 

September 12 – 14 – BlockWorld 2018 Conference San Jose, California USA

 

September 12 – 13 – Ethereum Classic Summit Seoul, Korea

 

September 13 – 14 – Token Fest Boston, Massachusetts USA

 

September 14 – BlockchainUA Kiev, Ukraine

 

September 14 – 15 – Global Litecoin Summit San Francisco, California USA

 

September 14 – 16 – The Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Superconference II Dallas, Texas USA

 

September 15 – Crypto Expo Moscow, Russia

 

September 16 – Discover Blockchain Houston, Texas USA

 

September 18 – 20 – Consensus Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

 

September 19 – 22 – Nexus Conference Scottsdale, Arizona USA

 

September 20 – 21 – Blockchain in Oil and Gas Conference, Houston, Texas USA

 

September 21 – BitFest Conference Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

September 26 – Blockchain Live London, England

 

October 1 – 2 – SWELL Conference San Francisco, California USA (Special Guest Speaker – Bill Clinton)

 

October 8 – 10 – Blockchain East Summit And Trade Show New York, USA

 

October 9 – 10 – XBlockchain Summit Bali, Indonesia

 

October 15 – 16 – SolarTech Summit Porto, Portugal

 

October 17 – Financial Times Digital Health Summit New York, New York USA

 

October 23 – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta Mellieha, Malta

 

October 30 – November 2 – Devcon IV in Prague Prague, Czech Republic

 

October 31 – November 2 – World Crypto Con Las Vegas, Nevada USA

 

November 1 – 2 – Malta Blockchain Summit St. Julian, Malta

 

November 28 – 29 – Blockchain Expo North America 2018 Santa Clara, California

 

November 29 – 30 – Monaco International Blockchain Forum Monaco

 

March 19 – 21, 2019 –  Money20/20 Asia Singapore

 

Upcoming ICOs

 

AEN (AEN) Sale starts September 8 Sale Ends October 20 / An already established network, active both online, offline as in mainstream media, the AEN team has all the right tools, connections, skills and expertise in-house, to make this ambitious project a guaranteed success

 

Attrace (ATTR) Sale Starts September 8 Sale Ends October 27 / The first fully decentralised affiliate marketing platform

 

Health Fx Platform (HFX) Sale Starts September 8 Sale Ends September 30 / The Future of Healthcare

 

DAEX (DAX) Sale Starts September 9 Sale Ends September 14 / The creators of DAEX (Digital Assets Exchange), an open and distributed clearing ecosystem for cryptocurrency exchanges

 

Further Network (ATON) Sale Starts September 9 Sale Ends October 7 / A Blockchain based P2P network to help travel industry complete the Billing, Settlement, and Payment (BSP) process in real-time using Smart Travel Record® and Aton® (Settlement & Payment Currency of Further)

 

HighVibe Network (HV) Sale Starts September 9 Sale Ends October 10 / A token based ecosystem built for autonomous growth. Instantly rewarding users monetarily for participation on the platform for actions such as submitting quality content, voting, commenting, participating in campaigns, activating new users, and more

 

Osmium Investment Coin (OiCOiN) Sale Starts September 9 Sale Ends November 15 / Participating in the global revenue of crystalline Osmium (scarcest precious metal on the planet)

 

ARAW (ARAW) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends November 9 / Aiming to increase blockchain adoption for regular people across the world

 

Backpack Travel (BP) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 20 / Devoted to the blockchain application in the tourism industry

 

BehaviourExchange (BEX) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 10 / BehaviourExchange will enable B2C businesses to identify visitors and their personal characteristics when they visit their website

 

Boosteroid (BTR) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 26 / A cloud services platform that provides easy access to software products and enables users to enjoy high processing power even on low-performance PCs, as well as on tablets, smartphones and other devices

 

Datablockchain (DBCC) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 31 / A revolutionary data platform that stands to disrupt the way that companies and individuals gather premium data

 

Exmo Coin (EXO) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 10 / Grow your crypto capital

 

Foresting (PTON) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 10 / Solving the asymmetry of the information that is prevalent in our society, pursuing fair contracts, distributing them according to their ability, and sharing active contributions with one another

 

Kinesis (KVT) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends November 11 / Introducing yield-bearing digital currencies based 1:1 on allocated physical gold (KAU currency) and silver (KAG currency)

 

MEvU (MVU) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 22 / Enabling people to bet on anything, anytime, and against anyone

 

MusicLife (MITC) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 22 / A blockchain-based music ecosystem

 

Payperblock (PayB) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 30 / Leading the way for a smarter future, by connecting the right talents with the right jobs, so that every potential blockchain project has the best prerequisite to succeed

 

PopChest (POP) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 30 / A decentralized video distribution platform built by PopChest…think “YouTube on the Blockchain”. Based in Los Angeles, the team behind this project has industry veterans from NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Brothers and more

 

ServAdvisor (SRV) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 10 / Decentralized services recommendation platform designed for local service consumers and travelers

 

Universal Reward Protocol (URP) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 30 / By accepting to share their shopping data with the network, a shopper earns reward tokens, while the data is used by retailers to build redemption offers that best suit each customer’s needs

 

Xtribe (XRBT) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends October 10 / Providing a bridge between the virtual world and realty, a personal geolocated e-commerce app at your fingertips

 

Yanu (YANU) Sale Starts September 10 Sale Ends September 30 / Serving beverages, handling payments, identifying and communicating with clients

 

GlobeCas (GCT) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends October 24 / Providing solutions to simplify the process of land-based casinos making the move to an online format while minimizing the cost

 

Masternode Invest (MS) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends October 11 /  The mission is to increase the possibility to invest on coin with POS-Masternode consensus algorithm

 

MyCryptoBank (MCB) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends October 14 / An online bank allowing any client registered in the electronic bank system to make a full range of bank operations, such as payment processing, debit cards, credits and cheap investment products, use of  crypto assets as credit security, and many others based on Blockchain technology

 

Out of the Cloud (OUT) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends October 11 / Redefining the file sharing industry and setting the new standard for how people are sending and receiving large files

 

Sansox (AQUA) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends October 10 / Aiming to becoming a leading force in the battle against water shortage and water scarcity globally

 

WeBuy (WBY) Sale Starts September 11 Sale Ends November 4 / On-demand Platform for Buyers and Sellers on the Blockchain

 

EthicHub (ETHIX) Sale Starts September 12 Sale Ends October 12 / Transnational peer-to-peer crowdlending platform

 

Global Tech (GTH) Sale Starts September 12 Sale Ends December 10 / A comprehensive cryptocurrency trading and exchange platform, which not only allows users to trade cryptocurrency, but also ensures that their experience is profitable and straightforward

 

Green Power Exchange (GPT) Sale Starts September 12 Sale Ends September 24 / P2P Energy Trading Platform

 

Safinus (SAF) Sale Starts September 12 Sale Ends October 12 / A platform, where new entrants to the crypto market can join profitable cryptocurrency and ICO portfolios in just a few clicks

 

Zwoop (ZWP) Sale Starts September 12 Sale Ends September 28 / Helping shoppers find the products they want from any website, at the best available price with a single click checkout

 

300cubits (TEU) Sale Starts September 13 Sale Ends September 20 / A Cryptocurrency that Propels Ships

 

HELIX Orange (HIX) Sale Starts September 13 Sale Ends October 31 / Bringing the best ICO projects together with accredited investors

 

Astoria (APC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 14 / Make, Deploy and Publish Your Own ICO

 

Beercoin (BCBC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 31 / The Bavarian start-up that created the first and only beer-based cryptocurrency based on Ethereum

 

Biotor Biomass (BBT) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 30 / Producing Wood Pellets

 

Crypt ON (IPT) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends December 21 / A complex peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto platform, designed to evolve into full-cycle crypto DAO-system

 

MatchDiary (MDR) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 30 / An innovation app for football fans based on blockchain all for free. MatchDiary will provide fans with even greater experiences by offering them a complete platform with currently dispersed tools

 

Ojooo (OJX) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends October 25 / Decentralized solution blockchain for Advertisers and Investors.

 

Parkade (PRKC) Sale Starts September 14 Sale Ends November 1 / creating a full-scale parking system that can be used in any city to make parking more affordable and convenient

 

Click here for 21st Money’s complete list of upcoming and ongoing ICOs

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