Disposable Humanity: The Sharing Economy

I’ve recently been reminded of something my grandmother used to do. Keep in mind she was from a much harder time than now. She lived through the Great Depression and the Second World War. She was taken to Nazi slave labour camp when fourteen and once liberated, narrowly escaped communist death squads. She remembered real

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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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