Author: Anthony Manning

FUD and Fabrications – The Age of Clickbait Mass Media

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” -George Orwell Google defines FUD as: “Fear, uncertainty and doubt, usually evoked intentionally in order to put a competitor at a disadvantage.” XRP is no stranger to FUD, both on social media and in tech

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Hunt: Showdown – The Best Game You’ve Never Played

Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter from the makers of Crysis that manages to distinguish itself with a unique setting and game-play loop. It takes place in Louisiana in the year 1895 after a mysterious epidemic has cut through the Louisiana bayou, infecting the people and animals, and turning them into monsters. From the moment

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Democracy and the Blockchain

“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans – those without smartphones could use the

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XRP and the Digital Cosmetics Marketplace

Six months ago, Brett Seyler published a three-part article series called Free-to-play Isn’t Free Enough (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Blockchain). I found his articles endlessly fascinating, and they sent me down the rabbit hole of possibilities for gaming and crypto. In his article, Seyler talks about the potential of the

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Escape from Tarkov Review

Escape from Tarkov is beautiful, frustrating, deep, challenging, and buggy at times, but its uncompromising adherence to a vision of a brutal and unforgiving world gives it personality that is lacking in many games. Tarkov is not a game for casual players, and I cannot stress this enough. It weaves together skill, reflexes, and map

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