Binance Angels lead some of the world’s largest and most passionate crypto communities. Hear from Sen, an active community leader since 2020, on how he became a top-selling NFT artist on Binance NFT. Learn what it means to be a Binance Angel and how you can join the program. 

Binance Angels are passionate volunteers from within our community who support our platform and help address questions and concerns from everyday users. Not only do Binance Angels come from all walks of life, but they are community builders who give a voice to the communities they lead. 

At Binance, we are focused on delivering the best possible customer experience, and our Angels play an essential role in acting as a bridge between Binance and our users. Hear from Sen, an active Angel who represents our French-speaking community. 

Meet Sen: Binance Angel and Successful NFT Artist

When Binance arrived in 2017, it was clearly ahead of the competition both in execution speed and usability. At that moment, I knew I was looking at the future industry leader, and in less than a year, time proved me right. 

After I heard about the Binance Angel Program from a live broadcast on the Binance Youtube channel, I immediately applied since it was a dream to help this company that I have so much passion for. In mid 2020, my wish came true and I officially joined the team to help newcomers start their journey in the world of crypto!  

In addition to giving, I have received a lot through this program. The Angel program has been an amazing avenue to meet like-minded people who are driven by the same passion for blockchain. 

Forming Lifelong Friendships Through The Binance Angel Program

Beyond the professional relationships, I’ve also formed life-long friendships. In addition to the diverse roster of Angels in the global program, there’s also a close-knit group of Binance Angels who look after the French community, where we can all count on one another. 

Because of Binance Smart Chain’s simplicity, scalability and low fees, a strong group was necessary to manage the large influx of new users who were curious to learn more about this new alternative to traditional finance investments. The complexities within DeFi also motivated me to launch a project that outlines all the BSC DApps, making them more accessible to the French-speaking community.

Discovering the NFT Community Through Binance NFT

One thing led to another, and I discovered a passion for art and its different modes of expression, including NFTs and 3D animation. Some people see NFTs as a tool for speculation or artistic expression, but I see it as the pinnacle of freedom of expression. A freedom that is easily accessible and without barriers. 

In order to share this collection with as many people as possible and raise awareness about NFTs, I decided to join Binance NFT to take advantage of the platform’s large in-built audience.

Since I joined Binance NFT, I have created 122 NFTs in total, with 86 of them having sold already. In addition, I have several NFT series in progress, and create incremental versions to ensure more people have a chance to own these artworks.

Through Binance NFT, I’m able to meet with other artists in the NFT community. So far, I’m satisfied with the launch of the NFT platform, though there are some pending technical features that will be implemented soon. Luckily, Binance has been listening closely to creators as well as users, so there’s a lot of potential for additional growth. 

What Are The Perks of Being a Binance Angel?

Get exclusive invites to Binance events, either as a VIP guest or organiser.

Meet and work alongside the Binance team.

Attend behind-the-scenes meetings only for Binance Angels and team members.

Test drive new features and give direct feedback and suggestions to the Binance team. 

Receive limited-edition swag, gifts and prizes exclusive to Binance Angels. 

What Do Binance Angels Do? 

As an Angel, you’re tasked with helping maintain and grow Binance. At the moment we need help in the following areas:

Helping new users onboard and navigate the Binance ecosystem

Engage with users to address their questions and concerns

Test and give feedback on beta features

Help organize online and offline events and meetings with the Binance community.

Help maintain and moderate Binance’s online and offline communities.

Help translate and proofread Binance content. 

Provide Binance with market feedback and suggestions that will help us improve our services and grow. 

How Do I Become a Binance Angel? 

Whether you’re a crypto enthusiast, a first-time or long-time supporter, you can all contribute something to the ecosystem! All you have to do is sign up for the Binance Angel volunteer program. 

The volunteers who participate in this program are essential to helping us run our different social channels. Since every individual is unique, we’ll help place you into a team that suits your skills best.

Our Angel program is also a good way to learn and improve in many different areas. Beyond meeting people, you’ll learn to understand the needs of the community and how you can make an impact in the blockchain industry.

Follow Binance on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

Binance Angels lead some of the world’s largest and most passionate crypto communities. Hear from Sen, an active community leader since 2020, on how he became a top-selling NFT artist on Binance NFT. Learn what it means to be a Binance Angel and how you can join the program. 

Binance Angels are passionate volunteers from within our community who support our platform and help address questions and concerns from everyday users. Not only do Binance Angels come from all walks of life, but they are community builders who give a voice to the communities they lead. 

At Binance, we are focused on delivering the best possible customer experience, and our Angels play an essential role in acting as a bridge between Binance and our users. Hear from Sen, an active Angel who represents our French-speaking community. 

Meet Sen: Binance Angel and Successful NFT Artist

When Binance arrived in 2017, it was clearly ahead of the competition both in execution speed and usability. At that moment, I knew I was looking at the future industry leader, and in less than a year, time proved me right. 

After I heard about the Binance Angel Program from a live broadcast on the Binance Youtube channel, I immediately applied since it was a dream to help this company that I have so much passion for. In mid 2020, my wish came true and I officially joined the team to help newcomers start their journey in the world of crypto!  

In addition to giving, I have received a lot through this program. The Angel program has been an amazing avenue to meet like-minded people who are driven by the same passion for blockchain. 

Forming Lifelong Friendships Through The Binance Angel Program

Beyond the professional relationships, I’ve also formed life-long friendships. In addition to the diverse roster of Angels in the global program, there’s also a close-knit group of Binance Angels who look after the French community, where we can all count on one another. 

Because of Binance Smart Chain’s simplicity, scalability and low fees, a strong group was necessary to manage the large influx of new users who were curious to learn more about this new alternative to traditional finance investments. The complexities within DeFi also motivated me to launch a project that outlines all the BSC DApps, making them more accessible to the French-speaking community.

Discovering the NFT Community Through Binance NFT

One thing led to another, and I discovered a passion for art and its different modes of expression, including NFTs and 3D animation. Some people see NFTs as a tool for speculation or artistic expression, but I see it as the pinnacle of freedom of expression. A freedom that is easily accessible and without barriers. 

In order to share this collection with as many people as possible and raise awareness about NFTs, I decided to join Binance NFT to take advantage of the platform’s large in-built audience.

Since I joined Binance NFT, I have created 122 NFTs in total, with 86 of them having sold already. In addition, I have several NFT series in progress, and create incremental versions to ensure more people have a chance to own these artworks.

Through Binance NFT, I’m able to meet with other artists in the NFT community. So far, I’m satisfied with the launch of the NFT platform, though there are some pending technical features that will be implemented soon. Luckily, Binance has been listening closely to creators as well as users, so there’s a lot of potential for additional growth. 

What Are The Perks of Being a Binance Angel?

Get exclusive invites to Binance events, either as a VIP guest or organiser.

Meet and work alongside the Binance team.

Attend behind-the-scenes meetings only for Binance Angels and team members.

Test drive new features and give direct feedback and suggestions to the Binance team. 

Receive limited-edition swag, gifts and prizes exclusive to Binance Angels. 

What Do Binance Angels Do? 

As an Angel, you’re tasked with helping maintain and grow Binance. At the moment we need help in the following areas:

Helping new users onboard and navigate the Binance ecosystem

Engage with users to address their questions and concerns

Test and give feedback on beta features

Help organize online and offline events and meetings with the Binance community.

Help maintain and moderate Binance’s online and offline communities.

Help translate and proofread Binance content. 

Provide Binance with market feedback and suggestions that will help us improve our services and grow. 

How Do I Become a Binance Angel? 

Whether you’re a crypto enthusiast, a first-time or long-time supporter, you can all contribute something to the ecosystem! All you have to do is sign up for the Binance Angel volunteer program. 

The volunteers who participate in this program are essential to helping us run our different social channels. Since every individual is unique, we’ll help place you into a team that suits your skills best.

Our Angel program is also a good way to learn and improve in many different areas. Beyond meeting people, you’ll learn to understand the needs of the community and how you can make an impact in the blockchain industry.

Follow Binance on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

This content was originally published here.

Academic City University College is set to lead the sub-region in technology and innovation education with the introduction of an undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The university becomes the first in Africa to offer a degree in AI.

The programme, which will commence September 2021 forms part of the university’s short-term effort to develop a cadence of new programmes that will invariably push the boundaries of knowledge while establishing a foothold for successful graduates in the jobs of the future.

With the current advancements of automation and robotics, it is expected that AI is going to transform the global economy in an exponential manner. Industry experts are estimating that by 2030, AI could be contributing nearly $16 trillion to the global economy. However, the emergence of new technologies is anticipated to cease many existing job opportunities whiles creating new jobs.

To leverage the new opportunities, there is a need for preparation as well as learning and developing new skills for those new jobs. It is in this regard that Academic City is taking the AI agenda into the forefront, nurturing and empowering the African student to lead the continent into the new AI era.

Academic City’s BSc in Artificial Intelligence (AI) seeks to equip graduates with knowledge in emerging advances in computational, decision-making sciences and technologies that allow computers and machines to function in an intelligent manner both in accurate prediction of events and outcomes and in decision-making.

The university recently introduced BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and BSc. in Robotics Engineering. These new programmes are deliberately designed to play comfortably at the intersection of AI providing further impetus to new programmes in Data Analytics and Advanced Autonomous Systems.

Speaking on the new programme, Prof. Fred McBagonluri, President of Academic City remarked “In this programme, we will explore the ethical dimensions of AI, its strategic impact as well as the core programmes and adjacencies such as robotics, informatics, and data analytics. By this approach, we intend to create a versatile graduate conversant in a broad area of robotics, AI, informatics while poised also for research in the rapidly evolving fields of AI”.

According to him, AI holds great promise for Ghanaian and African workforce of the future as many opportunities for its application abound in healthcare, education, transportation, governance, finance, marketing, journalism among others.

“Our future industrialization efforts across the spectrum of key strategic areas such as manufacturing, agriculture, education, healthcare, etc. are pivoted around robotics.  Hence, we can no longer wait to join the AI and robotic wagon” he further stressed.

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As it rises up to the top of the charts, Zed Run announces major updates to NFT horse racing game.

Takeaways

Zed Run Adds New Features To NFT Horse Racing Game

Via their community blog, Zed Run announced today several significant updates to their Ethereum-based blockchain game. Zed will be adding fatigue, removing odds, and adding more races. No specific date was provided, however, Zed expects the updates will be available in the coming weeks.

In Zed Run, players can buy horses to race live at various cyberpunk inspired digital tracks and earn cash for winning horses. Horses have sold for as much 125,000 USD. 

Zed announced last month over 20 million in funding from various VCs including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Not to mention, Ja Rule revealed himself as a fan recently.

Letting go of one of my babies… 🐎🐎🐎Check out my NFT listing on OpenSea! https://t.co/ry2Ka7GsUf via @opensea

— Ja Rule (@jarule) July 21, 2021

New Features, Explained

Credit: https://community.zed.run/

Most notably, fatigue adds another dimension to the game. There are currently no limitations on how often a horse races, but with this new update horses speed rating will decrease the more you use it over the course of 24 hours.

“This decision was based on extensive feedback from the community through earlier surveys conducted. Majority of the respondents felt that racehorses should not be able to race continuously back-to-back without any effect on their performance,” Zed Run said via their community blog.

Though, Zed also notes that each horses fitness levels will differ.

Zed also decided to remove the odds system for racehorses. Zed Run believes their game is a “game of discovery.” In other words, in order to find out which horses are good you have to guess and test.

“With the removal of odds, we are introducing a new way for you to gauge the potential performance of your racehorse before the race. Three flame symbols (shown below) will sit next to the top three most likely racehorses that are considered to place (in position 1, 2, or 3) in a race,” Zed Run added.

In addition, the blockchain game also announced more race options. Specifically, you’ll have the option to enter two races at the Class V level with the entry price of 2.50 USD. Class I through IV will have one 2.50 USD option each.

So far Zed Run players have participated in over 200,000 races, collecting almost 14 million USD in prize money.

Zed Run Gaining Momentum

Zed, which last week moved ahead of NBA Topshot, now finds itself firmly placed in the top 10 of NFTs. Not to mention, according to the DappRadar, Zed Run is the 7th most popular blockchain game in the last week.

While it’s still far behind recent juggernaut Axie Infinity, Zed is showing steady growth. For example, Axie’s 7 day volume is 184 million USD, compared to only 5 million USD for Zed. However, Zed is up 13 percent on the week and 70 percent in the last 30 days.

Its weekly volume puts Zed far ahead of OG blockchain game, Crypto Kitties. Crypto Kitties is struggling of late with a 7 day volume of 150,000 USD.

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A currency without a border, Bitcoin is everywhere, an asset belonging both to everyone and no one. In May, bitcoin surged by more than 900% since its collapse one year ago. After its recent falls, it is now trading at half that price, according to The Times. Yet, bitcoin’s role as a viable yet volatile alternative asset class that behaves differently from stocks and bonds has left the investment community and portfolio and wealth managers scrambling to own cryptocurrencies if they can.

Big pushes towards digital currencies, in general, are happening among bigtechs, fintech, and central banks. Facebook is working with its own digital currency project launch, and most recently PayPal allowed its users to trade and custody cryptocurrencies. In China, citizens are already using WeChat or Alipay digital payment applications for most everyday payments and purchases.

More and more users are jumping into the digital currency markets as a result, with a Cambridge University study finding that the number of unique cryptocurrency users on verified exchanges rose globally from 35 million in 2018 to 101 million as of Q3 2020.

However, most advisors are still unable to own any bitcoin for their clients until it can be held in an exchange-traded fund or mutual fund that meets any legal requirements for any investment. Securities regulators in Canada approved the world’s first bitcoin ETF in February 2021, giving investors hope that U.S. regulators will follow suit shortly. Institutional money would push the asset class even higher if it’s allowed to flow in. In Europe vice versa, we have had Exchange Traded Products tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exposure already for years, and available options are increasing all the time.

Bitcoin’s advantages can’t be ignored by asset managers

Market accessibility and maturity will shape the behavior of bitcoin in relation to other assets further. Now investors can buy and sell direct bitcoins or derivatives on standard investing applications, or in traditional derivatives markets like CME and in PayPal. Bitcoin could become even more correlated (positively or negatively) with other assets as bitcoin markets and traditional markets increasingly overlap.

Financial and wealth management firms need to step up and recognize that they are denying the best performing asset of the decade, bitcoin, to their investors.

Despite crypto exploding in recent months, the platforms that track your accounts and net worth have been fairly slow to adopt and adapt to new technologies. Cloud-based, multi-asset class platforms that enable institutional investors to evaluate risks and profits, compare cryptocurrencies’ value development to other asset classes such as stocks, bonds, funds, or different cash forms (currencies), and also reporting and following the consequences and correlations of these different asset classes, are extremely important.

Helicopter money

What about the investors’ ability to trust and believe in central banks and their ability to control the finance market including state finances and public economies? Bitcoin has proved well that there is a lack of trust in the current dominating finance system, for example, we can have conflicting opinions on whether the so-called helicopter money is a good option or not, and where will this all lead to? It’s already clear that the extraordinary liquidity measures taken by central banks globally, and especially in the western economies like the U.S. and Europe, are resulting primarily in further asset inflation, but more recently also in consumption-based economic activity (CPI). The great monetary debasement of the traditional safe-haven asset like the U.S. dollar will logically lead investors to analyze alternative assets like cryptocurrencies in order to curb guaranteed losses in their cash and cash equivalent positions short term and in the future.

Seeking the optimal risk & return exposure

The annualized returns of portfolios with an incrementing allocation to bitcoin have historically outperformed portfolios with no allocation to bitcoin over any time horizons displayed by various studies like Fidelity, ending in September 2020. The study suggests that even volatility is somewhat elevated for portfolios with bitcoin allocation, and the increased risk effect was less than the increase in returns, resulting in better risk-adjusted returns.

Crypto’s role in finance is growing, but the technology is still new, and there are hurdles to clear – as the industry moves forward, asset managers can no longer ignore the inherent benefits of turning towards new asset classes for their clients but a speculative and risk-managed approach is key to ensuring safety and success in still a fairly deregulated market.

Joonas Järvinen from Coinmotion also contributed to this post. This post was originally published here.

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Ready, set, Travelmyth NFT: for free!

August 9, 2021 by Travelmyth

The future is here! If you make a booking with Travelmyth (either directly or after being redirected to one of our booking partners), you can receive a free NFT. What’s an NFT? You’ve probably already heard about the blockchain—NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token and it’s a one-of-a-kind digital data unit that exists on the blockchain. Also, anyone who has made a booking with us can claim their NFT retroactively until 31th August 2021.

Ready for your Travelmyth NFT?

Travelmyth NFTs are a digital collectible serving first as proof that you have stayed at a hotel—without the need to share your personal data. In the future it could unlock things like discounts, priority/exclusive access, freebies, access to raffles etc. NFTs are publicly viewable, verifiable and permissionless, so it’s like a decentralized loyalty program where anyone can know that you have stayed at a hotel of a specific category and offer you something in return. NFTs from Travelmyth are free to claim!

Anyone who completes a stay at a hotel booked either on Travelmyth or on one of our partners by visiting their website via ours is instantly eligible to claim a free NFT. Think of it as proof of staying at a hotel that belongs to one of our 55 categories.

If the booking was completed at one of our partners’ sites, it must have been tracked correctly from our partner and have been assigned to us. Please note that for verification purposes the reservation must be completed on the same browser session after clicking a link from Travelmyth to one of our partners.

What does the NFT from Travelmyth look like?

The NFTs are based on the 55 different hotel categories on Travelmyth. You can only receive an NFT for a category to which the hotel you booked belongs. During the claim process you’ll be asked to choose which category you prefer. Also, the year of the checkout will be mentioned on the NFT.

NFTs are an exciting new technology and we are thrilled to discover all the possibilities they can open up, together. If you want to know more about the Travelmyth NFTs, including how to claim them and how many of them you can obtain, please visit
this page for all the relevant details.

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It’s something of a minor miracle Bitcoin broke past its resistance level last night. Not because any kind of price movement should be considered unusual for the mercurial crypto, but rather, because the regulatory FUD was off the chain this week.

Despite All The FUD

It started with that senate hearing headed by Elizabeth Warren. Titled “Cryptocurrency: What Are They Good For?”, the hearing lived up to the bad faith titling, save for a positive overture to Filecoin. Crypto was characterized as ‘shadowy’ and marketed as ‘bad faith populism.’ The TLDR from the hearing could be best summed up as, “Banks are bad, but crypto is worse. Just trust us.”

Then came the infrastructure bill. Infrastructure, which apparently is the new kissing babies, is getting bipartisan support. Problem is, hidden within it is a provision to tax crypto. And the reason I’m using an umbrella term like crypto, and not something specific like retail investors, is because the bill wants to literally tax anything that might even indirectly stack a sat.

1/ 🚨 Here’s the deal with the US infrastructure bill:

A new provision has been added that expands the Tax Code’s definition of “broker” to capture nearly everyone in crypto, including non-custodial actors like miners, forcing them all to KYC users.

This is not a drill 👇

— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) July 30, 2021

Then came another bill. This one dubbed the “Digital Asset Market Structure and Investor Protection Act,” is at least a serious bill and not some backdoor amendment. It intends to provide consumer protection while fostering technological innovation. Sounds nice. Except the big takeaway from it is that it wants to create even more uncertainties by classifying digital assets one by one into either securities or commodities.

All of that happened over the course of not even week. Basically, a few days. That’s a lot to take in for anyone who invests in the crypto space. Yet, despite all the FUD, it seems like the big boys show no signs of stopping. 

Long List Of Institutional Investors

Announced just yesterday, GoldenTree is another in a long list of institutional investors FOMOing into the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.

Soros Fund reportedly bought in last month. Same with Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. So did Mets owner Steve Cohen. Even Blackrock is dabbling.

And, it’s not just Bitcoin institutions are interested in. Theta, for example, has attracted many big name validators like CAA and YouTube. Even lesser known cryptos like Algorand keep attracting institutional investment.

Sure, a lot of these are past examples. But, these are the sort of investors that know which way the wind is truly blowing. You think Goldman Sachs would continue to call Coinbase a buy if they thought anti-crypto legislation could realistically become law?

It just seems unlikely that any of the above will get bamboozled out of their hard earned gains by lawmakers. 

This content was originally published here.