If you have been paying close attention to the crypto market, you would have noticed that Terra Luna has completely overhauled the entire crypto industry. This single platform and its stunning collapse and triumphant recovery, has given birth to a New Era in Crypto!
Rising from its own ashes as Luna Classic, the token is making the most historical comeback of any Layer 1 platform in crypto history. After falling from $119 to an abysmal price of $0.000,000,999,967, Luna Classic is currently trading at $0.00028+ range.
Just to give you an idea as to the magnitude of this accomplishment: had you invested a $100k in Luna Classic at the bottom price of $0.000,000,999,967, you would have netted a total of $28,000,000 today; a 27,333% return in just 90 days!
This is so stunning of an achievement that it is hard to fathom. No other Layer 1 platform has ever made this level of return; all this, after a complete collapse!
During the past 7 days, Luna Classic has risen over 150%, while Bitcoin has been trending downward, retesting the $19,500 critical support level. Yesterday alone, Luna Classic rose a whopping 53%!
The Luna Classic Narrative
What most analysts have yet to understand is the fact that Luna Classic, unlike most Layer 1 platforms, the likes of Etherium, Polkadot, Cardano, and so on, is not depending on Bitcoin for its gains. It has already depegged from the Bitcoin “herd” mentality and chosen to buck the trend and make its own path in the world!
Luna Classic is rising on its own internal narrative. This narrative is largely influenced by the fact that Luna’s demise was caused by the depegging of its own algorithmic token, UST; and not by the normal crypto or stock market issues such as inflation, rising commodity prices, or tightening monetary policies.
None of these larger economic issues are of any concern to the Lunatics, the global Luna Classic army. Their focus is on reviving the Luna Classic platform and returning it to its rightful place as a Layer 1 ecosystem, which competes with Ethereum, Solana, Cardano, and others.
In order to accomplish this monumental goal, Luna Classic’s volunteer development team, Terra Rebels, have focused on establishing a new platform governance; re-enabling the staking function; and, reducing the outstanding tokens, currently sitting at 6,585 Billion.
Incredibly, all of the above objectives have been accomplished, so far, without a hitch.
A new governance, made of over 74% of the original validators, were voted in on August 26th; staking was re-enabled on the 28th, and the token-reduction tax (1.2% proposed) initiative is scheduled to go live on-chain, September 12th.
Luna Classic vs Ethereum
These are the reasons why Luna Classic is pumping! And, it will continue to pump as the world awakens to the fact that Luna Classic is the only true Layer 1 ecosystem capable of competing with Ethereum and yet priced a whopping 5,972,867% lower!
Like Etherium, Luna Classic is a fully decentralized Layer 1 platform with smart-contract functionality. In fact, it is better! Luna Classic is faster, has a cheaper transaction cost, and was built from the beginning as a Proof-of-State platform. Ethereum is slow, costly, and is still a Proof-Of-Work platform that needs to survive the upcoming “merge” scheduled for mid September.
Certainly, we cannot discount Etherium’s overwhelming dominance in the Crypto sphere! Ninety percent of all decentralized applications (DApps) run on Ethereum. It is the king of the pride when it comes to smart-contract platforms. However, we do have a new cub rising in the grassland to challenge Ethereum hegemony! That blockchain beast is not Cardano, Polkadot, Solana or Layer 2 solutions such as Polygon and Optimism. It is none-other than Luna Classic!
New Crypto Era
We are entering a new Crypto era. Gone is the time when every token had to file in line behind Bitcoin and beg for permission to shine. That’s the old mentality that had us believing that “all cryptos” are the same and Bitcoin is the King!
Luna Classic’s demise and its meteoric rise is breaking the chains that locked all Layer 1 platforms to a Bitcoin-dominance model. Instead, Luna Classic is proving that not all crypto currencies are identical! They are all uniquely designed to solve particular problems, which will never be tackled by Bitcoin, and, thus, should be analyzed and priced accordingly.
Ethereum, in particular, has always been negatively affected by this lazy mentality on the part of the investors to study and appreciate the unique solutions it has and continues to solve within the Crypto sphere. But, that is a story for another article.
Returning to Luna Classic and the theme of this piece.
We have been ushered into a new phase of the Crypto economy by the collapse of Terra Luna and its Phoenix-like rise from the ashes as Luna Classic. Gone are the comparative analysis/paralysis of the past that enslaved every crypto ecosystem to Bitcoin!
We’ve entered a new phase — a new Cosmic Age — where all Cryptos are uniquely appreciated for their special gift to humanity in helping us solve the entrenched global poverty created by “fiat” currencies, and liberate the creative potential of every human being!
Luna Classic is leading us into a Golden Age of tremendous abundance and, hopefully, a new awareness that money is not priced in fiat but by the very Life essence, which inherently sustains its dynamic and priceless Value!
And Just to prove my point that Luna Classic is leading its own triumph, let me quickly check on its current price! It is trading at $0.00028, a 100% rise over the last 24 hours, while Bitcoin has again dipped to $19,950!
Current Luna Classic Stats by CoinMarketCap:
Fully Diluted Market Cap
In compliance with the financial disclosure requirements, I must inform you that I am not an investment advisor. This article is for information only. Do your own research. Furthermore, I own Luna, including units which I purchased before and after the UST/USD depeg.
Root races are stages in human evolution in the esoteric cosmology of theosophist
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky , as described in her book The Secret Doctrine (1888). These races existed mainly on now-lost continents. Blavatsky’s model was developed by later theosophists, most notably William Scott-Elliot in The Story of Atlantis (1896) and The Lost Lemuria (1904).
Root races, epochs and sub-races
According to Blavatsky’s writings, there will be seven root races assembled for our Earth; each root race is divided into seven subraces. Only five root races have appeared so far; the sixth is expected to emerge in the 28th century. Francis Bacon (whom theosophy considers to be the legendary Count of St. Germain ) in his work The New Atlantis (1627) describes a potential future civilisation which lives on a land called Bensalem.
The first root race (Polarian)
The first root race was ” ethereal”, i.e. they were composed of etheric matter. They reproduced by dividing like an amoeba . Earth was still cooling at that time. The first mountain to arise out of the stormy primeval ocean was Mount Meru .
The second root race (Hyperborean)
The second root race lived in Hyperborea. The second root race was colored golden yellow. Hyperborea included what is now Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Northern Asia and Kamchatka . The climate was tropical because Earth had not yet developed an axial tilt. The esoteric name of their continent is Plaksha; they called themselves the Kimpurshas. They reproduced by budding. The second root race has no present-day descendants.
The third root race (Lemurian)
The third root race, the Lemurian lived in Lemuria . The esoteric name of Lemuria is
Shalmali .Lemuria, according to Theosophists, existed in a large part of what is now the Indian Ocean including Australia and extending into the South Pacific Ocean; its last remnants are the Australian continent, the island of New Guinea, and the island of Madagascar . Lemuria sank gradually and was eventually destroyed by incessantly erupting volcanoes.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was thought by geologists that the age of the earth was only about 200 million years (because radioactive dating had not yet come into use), so the geological epochs were believed to have occurred at a much later time than is thought to be the case today. According to traditional Theosophy, the Lemurian root race began 34½ million years ago, in the middle of what was then believed to be the Jurassic ; thus, the people of Lemuria coexisted with the dinosaurs . The Lemurian race was much taller and bigger than our current race.
The first three subraces of the Lemurians reproduced by laying eggs, but the fourth subrace, beginning 16½ million years ago, began to reproduce like modern humans.
As Lemuria was slowly submerged due to volcanic eruptions, the Lemurians colonized the areas surrounding Lemuria, i.e. Africa, Southern India and the East Indies. The descendants of the Lemurian root race according to traditional Theosophy include the Capoid race, the Congoid race , the Dravidians, and the Australoid race.
The fourth root race (Atlantean)
This race inhabited Atlantis.
Subraces of the Atlantean root race
The fourth root race, the Atlantean, according to Theosophy arose approximately 4,500,000 years ago in Africa from the fourth subrace of the Lemurians in a part of Africa that had been colonized by that subrace in the area now inhabited by the Ashanti.
According to Theosophists the first Atlantean subrace was the result of the last, or seventh Lemurian subrace Chankshusha Manu which migrated first to the south of the Atlantean continent and, from there, migrated further north.
The esoteric name of Atlantis is Kusha .
The Atlantean root race had Mongolian features; they began with bronze skin and gradually evolved into thered American Indian , brown Malayan , andyellow Mongolian races, because some Atlanteans eventually migrated to the Americas and Asia.
The seven subraces of the Atlantean root race were
1. the Rmoahal
2. the Tlavati (Cro-Magnons )
3. the Toltec (a term which Theosophists use as a synonym for the Atlantean ancestors of the American Indians)
4. the Turanian
5. the (original Semites i.e. Phoenicians )
6. the Akkadians , and
7. the Mongolian, which migrated to and colonized Central Asia East Asia and Southeast Asia .
The descendants of the Atlanteans according to traditional Theosophy include those of the Mongolian race , the Malayan race , and the American Indian race as well as some people of what in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was called the ” olive-skinned ” Mediterranean race.
The civilization of Atlantis
During the long period of time when Atlantis was ruled by the Toltecs (the ancestors of the Amerindians), the civilization of Atlantis was at its height. This was the period between about 1,000,000 and 900,000 years ago, called the Golden Age of Atlantis. The Atlanteans had many luxuries and conveniences. Their capital city was called The City of the Golden Gates. At its height, it had two million inhabitants. There were extensive aqueducts leading to the city from a mountain lake. The Atlanteans had airships powered by the vril that could seat two to eight people.
The economic system was socialist like that of the Incas. Atlanteans were the first to develop organized warfare. The military deployed vril-powered air battleships that contained 50 to 100 fighting men. These air battleships deployed poison gas bombs. The infantry fired fire-tipped arrows. The Toltecs on Atlantis worshipped the Sun in temples as grand as those of ancient Egypt that were decorated in bright colors. The sacred word used in meditation was Tau (this was the equivalent of the Aryan sacred word Om). As noted above, the Toltecs colonized all of North America and South America and thus became the people we know as the Amerindians.
The downfall of Atlantis started when some of the Toltecs began to practice black magic about 850,000 BC, corrupted by the dragon “Thevetat”, remembered as Devadatta , the opponent of Buddha. The people began to become selfish and materialistic . Soon thereafter, the Turanians (the ancestors of the people we now know as the Turkic peoples) became dominant in much of Atlantis. The Turanians continued the practice of black magic which reached its height about 250,000 BC and continued until the final sinking of Atlantis, although they were opposed by white magicians . The Master Morya incarnated as the Emperor of Atlantis in 220,000 BC to oppose the black magicians. The black magicians used
magical spells to breed human-animal chimeras to use as sex slaves . They also had an army composed of chimeras that were composites composed of a human body with the heads of fierce predators such as lions, tigers and bears, that ate enemy corpses on the battlefield. The war between the white magicians and the black magicians continued until the end of Atlantis.
The Masters of the Ancient Wisdom telepathically warned their disciples (the white magicians) to flee Atlantis in ships while there was still time to get out before the final cataclysm . As noted above, the final sudden submergence of Atlantis due to earthquakes occurred in 9,564 BC .
The fifth root race (Aryan)
Early beginnings of the Aryan root race
Blavatsky asserted humanity was in the fifth root race, the Aryan race, which Theosophists believe to have emerged from the previous fourth root race (Atlantean root race) beginning about 100,000 years ago in Atlantis. (According to Powell, when Madame Blavatsky stated the Aryan root race was 1,000,000 years old, she meant that the souls of the people that later physically incarnated as the first Aryans about 100,000 years ago began to incarnate in the bodies of Atlanteans 1,000,000 years ago.
However, another way of interpreting this is that Nature began to create the Aryan race before the final cataclysms.)
Theosophists believe the Aryan root race was physically progenerated by the Vaivasvatu Manu, one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom.
The present-day ethnic group most closely related to the new race is the Kabyle .
The small band of only 9,000 people constituting the then small Aryan root race migrated out of Atlantis in 79,797 BC. The bards of the new white root-race poetically referred to the new race as being moon-colored .A small group of these Aryan migrants from Atlantis split from the main body of migrants and went south to the shore of an inland sea in what was then a verdant and lush Sahara where they founded the “City of the Sun”. The main body of migrants continued onwards to an island called the “white island” in the middle of what was then an inland sea in what is now the Gobi desert , where they established the “City of the Bridge”. (The “City of the Bridge” was constructed directly below the etheric city called Shamballa where Theosophists believe the governing deity of Earth, Sanat Kumara , dwells; thus, the ongoing evolution of the Aryan root race has been divinely guided by the being Theosophists call “The Lord of the World”.)
The esoteric name of the whole of the present land surface of Earth, i.e. the World Island , the Americas, the Australian continent and Antarctica taken as a whole is Krauncha .
Generally speaking, a large percentage of the people who live in the time of the period of the fifth root race are part of the fifth root race. However Blavatsky also opines that some Semitic peoples have become “degenerate in spirituality”. She asserted that some peoples descended from the Lemurians are “semi-animal creatures”. These latter include “the Tasmanians, a portion of the Australians and a mountain tribe in China.” There are also “considerable numbers of the mixed Lemuro-Atlantean peoples produced by various crossings with such semi-human stocks — e.g., the wild men of Borneo, the Veddhas of Ceylon , most of the remaining Australians , Bushmen , Negrito , Andaman Islanders, etc.” All these aforementioned groups mentioned by Blavatsky except the purported “wild men of Borneo” (not to be confused with the famous circus duo, the Wild Men of Borneo) are part of what was in the late 19th and most of the 20th century was called the Australoid race (except for the Bushmen , part of the Capoid race ), both of which races, as noted above, were believed by traditional Theosophists to have been descended from the Lemurians.
Subraces of the Aryan root race
Blavatsky described the fifth root race with the following words: “The Aryan races, for instance, now varying from dark brown, almost black, red-brown-yellow, down to the whitest creamy colour, are yet all of one and the same stock – the Fifth Root-Race – and spring from one single progenitor , which Hindus call Manu. Theosophists believe that each root race has a separate and distinct progenitor.
The subraces of the Aryan Fifth Root Race include the first subrace, the Hindu, which migrated from the “City of the Bridge” on the white island in the middle of the Gobi inland sea to India in 60,000 BC; the second subrace, the Arabian, which migrated from the “City of the Bridge” to Arabia in 40,000 BC; the third subrace, the Persian, which migrated from the “City of the Bridge” toPersia in 30,000 BC; the fourth subrace, the Celts , which migrated from the “City of the Bridge” to Western Europe beginning in 20,000 BC (the Mycenaean Greeks are regarded as an offshoot of the Celtic subrace that colonized Southeast Europe); and the fifth subrace, the Teutonic , which also migrated from the “City of the Bridge” to what is now Germany beginning in 20,000 BC (the Slavs are regarded as an offshoot of the Teutonic subrace that colonized Russia and surrounding areas).
The emergence of the sixth subrace of the Aryan root race
According to Blavatsky the sixth subrace of the Aryan root race will begin to evolve in the area of the United States in the early 21st century. This sixth subrace of the Aryan root race will be called the Australo-American subrace and is believed by Theosophists to be now arising from the Teutonic subrace of the Aryan root race in Australia and in the Western United States (many individuals of the new subrace will be born in California ) and its surrounding nearby areas (i.e., the Australo-American subrace is in arising from the Anglo-American , Anglo-Canadian , Anglo-Australian and presumably also the Anglo-New Zealander ethnic groups).
The sixth or Australo-American sub-race will “possess certain psychic powers, and for this thepituitary body will be developed, thus giving an additional sense, that of cognising astral emotions in the ordinary waking consciousness. We may say that in general the sixth sub-r ace will bring in wisdom and intuition, blending all that is best in the intelligence of the fifth subrace and the emotion of the fourth.”
The sixth root race
According to C. W. Leadbeater , a colony will be established in Baja California by the
Theosophical Society under the guidance of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom in the 28th century for the intensive selective eugenic breeding of the sixth root race.
The Master Morya will physically incarnate in order to be the Manu (“progenitor”) of this new root race. By that time, the world will be powered by nuclear power and there will be a single world government led by a person who will be the reincarnation of
Julius Caesar. Tens of thousands of years in the future, a new continent will arise in the Pacific Ocean that will be the future home of the sixth root race. ALWIN California west of the San Andreas Fault will break off from the mainland of North America and become the Island of California off the eastern coast of the new continent.
Subraces of the sixth root race
Victor Skumin proposed a definition and classification of Homo spiritalis (Latin : “spiritual man”), the sixth root race, consisting of eight subraces (subspecies): HS0 Anabiosis spiritalis, HS1 Scientella spiritalis, HS2 Aurora spiritalis, HS3 Ascensus spiritalis, HS4 Vocatus spiritalis, HS5 Illuminatio spiritalis, НS6 Creatio spiritalis, and HS7 Servitus spiritalis.
The seventh root race
The seventh root race will arise from the seventh subrace of the sixth root race on the future continent that the sixth root race will be living on that will arise from the Pacific Ocean. The continent they will inhabit is esoterically called Pushkara .
Migration to Mercury
It is believed by some Neo-Theosophists that after the present round of human spiritual evolution by reincarnation of souls in root races is completed several dozen million years from now, the human race will migrate to the planet Mercury to continue its spiritual and physical evolution.
The location for the “Cradle of Civilization “has been the burning question that many historians and geologists have tried to find for the last 100 years. It wasn’t my intention to try find the answer to that question. My intention was to find the genealogy of my people beyond what I know or have been passed down from my ancestors.
A few months ago, I started on the Labyrinth of Pokop Yap Pohyomou and wanted to discover the meanings of the Labyrinth that was carved into the granite rock in Manus. Pokop was a semi-god that lived in Mountain Pohyomou there were a few of his kinds that lived in surrounding mountains as well.
Who were the Pokop’s and how did they get to live on the Mountain Tops in Manus?
My study on Pokop, lead me to read a lot about the ancient civilizations of Africa, Europe, Asia but specifically on Egypt or more specifically on the Sumerians and the Anunnaki and trying to make any connection between them and Pokop.
However, a new Facebook friend who has been studying ancient civilization for the last 30 years has pointed me to look closer at home. He suggested I read more about the ‘Lost Civilization of Lemuria’ which was found to be in the Pacific and Lemuria predated Atlantis.
The legendary ‘Lost Civilization of Atlantis’ has been widely researched and documented in much literature. Atlantis as they say was a very highly technological civilization that disappeared from the face of the earth.
In 1860 German biologist Ernst Haeckel began publishing work claiming that Lemuria was what allowed humans to first migrate out of Asia (believed by some at the time to be the birthplace of humanity) and into Africa.
Haeckel even suggested that Lemuria (a.k.a. “Paradise”) may have been the very cradle of humankind itself
THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATION OF LEMURIA
Lemuria, which is also referred to as ‘Mu’, was allegedly located in the Indian Ocean according to scientists in the mid-1800s (allthatsinteresting.com). According to lemuria.net, Lemuria existed physically as a vast “continent in the Pacific Ocean from approximately 98,000 B.C. to 8,000 B.C. long before and partially at the same time as Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean.”
It included the Philippiness, Guam, Fiji Islands, Hawaii, and Easter Island. At its peak, it even reached some lands of British Columbia in Canada and some lands in Madagascar.
Lemuria, or Mu, is a mythical continent that allegedly was located in the Pacific Ocean region or the Pacific Ring of Fire. Today we read about accelerating natural disasters in that area – earthquakes, tsunamis – dormant volcanoes becoming active – as the tectonic plates continue to shift triggering the message that one day all will need once again. This takes us to creation myths – submerged cities, flood stories around the world and Simulation Theory.
Lemuria is said to have thirteen colonies and they chose Atlantis to be a colony where a new civilization would be created “genetic modification and creation of a new form of being.”
10 years ago, I had a DNA test done and the majority of the DNA pointed to being of Malay, Papuan and Chinese. I was quite intrigued on how Malay was a dominant gene but my search now seems to make more sense as the Malay gene is basically the Lemuria gene that’s was moving between the 2 locations of India and the Pacific as shown by the map below
There are a lot of correlations between Lemuria and that of the Pacific especially in Papua New Guinea.
Christina the Channel, an energy healer and business mentor made some notes on Lumeria. According to her, Lemuria was the original civilization on earth that was very high frequency, like heaven on earth.
3:10 – She has visuals, memories of that place [Lemuria]. She saw it was a very colorful, vibrant place with lots of fruits and vegetables. Strong connection to the earth, energy healing, healing with the earth, crystal technology. Hawaiian energies.
3:40 – They didn’t use money but bartered with one another; sharing, exchanging, collaborating with one another and innocence.
4:07 – Everything felt very equal, loving, compassionate in Lemuria.
4:49 – When people discuss about new earth it has similar energies as Lemuria. And today, we are returning back to true collaboration, operating from love, compassion and forgiveness
Does Hiri Trade in Papua and the Lapita Trade makes sense now??
Tiger King, Banano, Pepe Cash, Wownero. Without context, these terms sound like made-up words but they are actually meme coins. Meme coins represented a market cap of $71.5 billion, with a 24-hour trading volume of $7.8 billion. These were serious numbers for tokens considered as a joke by the vast majority of crypto investors. Dogecoin and Shiba Inu are well-recognized assets among the top 15th. However, Dogelon Mars made its presence known on October 30th. The coin registered a growth of 360%, reaching $0.000002670 from $0.000000482.
In this article, we will try to evaluate if $ELON has the same potential as its former compatriots in DOGE and SHIBA.
Doge Elon Mars; Strong Fundamentals and Market Sentiments
According to Santiment, ELON registered rising active addresses over the past week. Active Addresses is a positive sign of transactional activity and addresses were minimal during Q3 but it is currently on a steep incline. However, community involvement is more important for meme coins and it possessed an edge in that sector as well.
As illustrated by the chart above, ELON had a social dominance of 15.58%. It means 15% of the total market mentions was related to ELON. Note, Social dominance comprises more than 50+ crypto projects.
Meme token’s market strength is highly dependent on community sentiment. Hence, positive development allows for better market performance. Recently, Polygon announced it would be listing Dogelon Mars, and QuickSwap DEX also added ELON for Liquidity Provider mining. Additionally, another strong advantage for Dogelon Mars is its listing on Kucoin. Kucoin is currently the 4th largest spot exchange with over 14.5 million visits per day. In comparison, Coinbase had 15.8 million visits.
A new all-time high?
Meme tokens are difficult to predict as their rallies are extremely incoherent to the rest of the market. However, considering ELON is able to find support at $0.000001538, it should re-test its previous ATH value. Once $0.000002500 is breached, ELON will have a clear path all the way to $0.000005. Regardless, it is important to note that meme tokens are extremely volatile, and capital loss is a strong possibility. As always, Do Your Own Research.
Throughout the main island of Manus, there are many stories about the cultural heroes popularly known as Pokops. Unlike heroes who belonged to a family and/or a village, it is said that Pokops just appeared out of nowhere, enjoyed a brief idyllic life, and then disappeared into the world of oblivion.
All Pokops were males and none of them had a family history leading up to him and similarly none were claimed to have left descendants to claim and inherit their famous mountain-top havens. Pokop yap Pohyomou, Pokop yap Pohonanus, Pokop yap Pwenet and Pokop yap Tarau all lived on Hill Top Havens. The havens, mind you, are all rock formations and are the highest of points of the areas they occupy
This poses many interesting questions in one’s mind about their existence. Did the Pokops really live in the time past or did they exist only in the myths? Why is it that many of them attracted beautiful women and yet left no descendants? Maybe they were what the moderns would call male chauvinists? Or maybe they were a unique breed of supernatural human beings?
Whatever they are, the Pokop’s left their petroglyph and their existence in every hilltop or Tableland they occupy. These markings are similar to markings found all over the world which points to super-natural beings.
Polyomo Tableland the home of Pokop Yap Pohyomou contains a strange marking that is rumored to be from aliens. These strange markings can also be found on Pwenet Tableland in Manus and also in some areas’s of the world.
After looking at these markings, I had to search on google for similar markings and have found many in Europe and some in South America as well. It is not know the reason why there is one right at the heart of the Island of Manus but it seems there may be a connection to the site through the legends of Pokops
The story of Pokop Yap Pohyomou has been well covered by Dr. Bernard Minol and you can read some of them on this website.
Similar Labyrinth around the world
The earliest examples, precise symbols found carved on rocks and painted or scratched on pottery, date to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, although are often difficult to date precisely. The same design, found on coins from Crete from the first few centuries BC, symbolise the labyrinth at Knossos in which the Minotaur was imprisoned. Popular throughout the Roman Empire as a protective and decorative symbol on the mosaic floors of civic buildings and villas, they were also constructed outdoors at this time as a playground for children and as a test of skill for soldiers on horseback.
During the medieval period the labyrinth symbol developed into a more intricate form, reflecting the complexities of faith, life and philosophy in the medieval mind. Occurring first in manuscripts, it was subsequently laid in coloured marble and tiles on the floors of cathedrals and churches, most famously at Chartres Cathedral, where the labyrinth constructed in the early 13th century survives to this day, and indeed, has become an object of pilgrimage for modern visitors.
NASA Published book suggest Aliens drawings
Though the White House maintains that there has not yet been credible evidence that suggests the presence of extra terrestrial life, a new volume of an official NASA e-book released this week details the hunt for such evidence by the space agency and other organizations and even suggests that unusual patterns cut into rock actually “might have been made by aliens.
The book edited by Dr. Douglas Vakoch, the director of Interstellar Message Composition at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence organization, includes ”incisive critique with hope that there is a response to the skepticism behind these critiques.” Vakoch, according to his profile on SETI’s website, “researches ways that different civilizations might create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space, allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact.”
“Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication” has contributors that “raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.”
Vakoch wrote in the book’s introduction that is a challenge for scientists to actually “recognize manifestations of extraterrestrial intelligence, even when they resemble a naturally occurring phenomenon.” He points out archaeologist Paul Wason’s argument that there needs to be an “intellectual context” for researchers to even o identify signs of intelligence.
Need to Preserve Pokop Pohyomou Petroglyphs
Petroglyphs from Pohyomou Tableland needs to be preserved. These petroglyphs are ancestral sites which our forefathers lived for many years before disappearing into the unknowns.
The petroglyphs would interest any archeologist as there has never been one to study these petroglyphs and the meaning surrounding them.
Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) has moved up so far, so fast that anyone starting to invest in cryptocurrencies is more or less forced to look at alternative plays. As of Friday May 7, BTC-USD was trading at $57,732, up 99.3% from $28,972 on Dec. 31, 2020. Many investors are considering other cryptocurrencies that might offer better upside and a cheaper absolute price.
This article discusses 7 of the top 20 largest cryptocurrencies to consider investing in beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD), the second-largest cryptocurrency. ETH-USD was at $3,535 as of Friday, May 7, and is up 384% from $730.37 as of Dec. 31, 2021.
We’ll look for altcoins that have lower absolute prices than these top two cryptocurrencies. These alternative picks might provide the same meteoric upside both Bitcoin and Ethereum have had over their lifespan.
Each of these cryptocurrencies trades below $2. That means for $2,000 you can buy up to 1,000 coins or tokens. So if they ever trade above $100, like Litecoin (CCC:LTC-USD), currently at $351, or Filecoin (CCC:FIL-USD), at $150.67, investors can make a lot of money.
Stellar Lumens (CCC:XLM-USD)
Let’s dive in and look at these cryptocurrencies
Market Capitalization: $59.3 billion
Dogecoin was originally created as a joke to mimic the rise of Bitcoin, but it has since taken on a life of its own. I wrote about its phenomenal rise recently in InvestorPlace, and about those saying the joke is over.
Moreover, Dogecoin has a slightly inflationary token supply structure. This is because the token issues just 5 billion new Dogecoin each year. With a present total of 128 billion Dogecoin, that means the average annual increase is 3.90%. But each year this percentage increase declines as the base denominator rises.
This token supply structure may actually make Dogecoin a useful cryptocurrency for payments in the real economy, as I wrote in my Feb. 8 article. The reason is that economies need a slight bit of inflation, which helps account for both the velocity of spending as well as price increases.
It also discourages people from hoarding the currency, even though it rises in value. Since most large economies grow at an average clip of 3% or better over the long run, the greater-than-3% growth in cryptocurrency supply helps accommodate this growth.
Therefore, look for Dogecoin to take on more than just a cult following over the next year or so. I suspect it has a good chance of crossing $100 billion in market value, making it the third-largest cryptocurrency after Ethereum.
For example, if it were to hit $1 per Dogecoin, it would have risen nearly 120% from current prices, giving it a market cap just under $130 billion. That’s still a far cry from Ethereum’s $409 billion market valuation. So there seems to be an upward limit to how high this coin could fly.
Both Robinhood and Webull offer the ability to buy Dogecoin. I suspect that this has also played a huge part in Dogecoin’s rise. However, you still cannot do so on Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN).
Market Cap: $50.3 Billion
Ripple, created in 2012, is tainted by lawsuits from both the SEC and private investors. In January, Coinbase delisted Ripple from its exchange. However, some other exchanges still allow trading in Ripple.
If you are willing to overlook the SEC issues (numerous and described in my recent article), Ripple might eventually succeed. Ripple wants to be a real-time payment settlement system with no chargebacks. The problem is there are a number of other cryptocurrencies in this space as well.
You can tell that I am somewhat lukewarm about Ripple’s prospects. Nevertheless, the currency has been rising, despite its troubles. For example, XRP-USD closed out 2020 at $0.2324. As of May 10, it was at $1.43. This means it has risen 515% so far this year.
I suspect that there is a good chance, given its speculative fever, Ripple token could cross the $100 billion mark. That gives it another 98.8% potential gain.
Market Cap: $53.6 Billion
Cardano is a platform with a different blockchain validation system than Bitcoin or Ethereum. Those blockchains use mining and a proof-of-work reward system for miners. Cardano’s system, called Ouroboros, is based on a proof-of-stake validation.
Anyone can stake his Cardano to validate a blockchain set and get rewarded for this. This uses significantly less electricity than cryptomining. Even Ethereum is going to transition to this system within the next year. Cardano is already there and is currently the largest proof-of-stake validation blockchain and crypto in operation.
ADA coins can also be used for peer-to-peer settlement in payment transactions. The platform also enables smart contracts and applications that can run on its platform. However, the company that founded Cardano, IOHK, sets the rules for the platform and has funded its growth. To date, there have not been many large companies that use its platform.
Don’t expect Cardano to dramatically rise from here, given its huge market cap already. However, as adoption picks up over time, the token could rise in value.
Market Cap: $13.3 Billion
I have written bout VeChain and its supply chain and logistics focused blockchain platform. In fact, a number of large enterprises are now using VeChain, to track their inventory.
One such company based in Norway, DNV, tracks commercial cargo vessels and their cargo items. According to Seeking Alpha, it was an early adopter of blockchain technology to track this inventory.
VeChain is also unique in that it pays a dividend of sorts called VeThor (CCC:VTHO-USD) to VET token holders. In my previous article, I estimated that the dividend rate is a little over 1.3%.
This makes VET-USD a truly unique blockchain and cryptocurrency. The VeThor cryptocurrency trades separately and is also worth your consideration.
Stellar Lumens (XLM-USD)
Market Cap: $15.46 Billion
Stellar Lumens is a blockchain protocol for payments systems. It wants to ease money transfers around the world. In 2017 Stellar Lumens started working with the government of Ukraine. They are in discussions to develop a national digital currency. This will be a signature event for Stellar Lumens if this gets off the ground.
In its essence, Stellar is an open-source protocol for exchanging money or tokens, according to Wikipedia. It was founded by Jed McCaleb, who founded Mt. Gox and was a co-founder of Ripple.
Ripple’s success will depend on how well its payment system platform will be adopted around the world. So far, it has limited success. It may take longer than most people may want to wait for the Stellar Lumens platform to be adopted by national governments and enterprises.
Market Cap: $9.1 Billion
Tron is an operating system based on a blockchain with an independent peer-to-peer network. The Tron Foundation originally raised $70 million in an initial coin offering in China. Since then the TRX-USD crypto, called Tronix, has risen to nearly $10 billion in market value.
Wikipedia reports that the Tron crypto had a controversial background, including charges of plagiarism and certain other charges. The Tron Foundation resisted these accusations and tweaked its modus operandi by acquiring BitTorrent, the biggest peer-to-peer file-sharing network.
Justin Sun founded Tron and is now also the CEO of BitTorrent. According to Coindesk, he sees Tron as a viable competitor to Ethereum. That could be one major reason why Tron has done well this year.
Tron ended 2020 at 2.69 cents. At 12.8 cents today it is up 376% year-to-date. Look for TRX-USD to continue to do well as it gains acceptance.
Market Cap: $4.2 Billion
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file-share platform founded by Bram Cohen and later sold to Tron (see above). The platform seeks to enhance users’ ability to distribute and data and large electronic files using a decentralized protocol.
Initially, the protocol was used to allow illegal downloads of pirated movies and other media on a decentralized basis. Later, after receiving private equity funding, BitTorrent cut deals with the largest seven movie studios to rid itself of illegal copyright issues.
Recently BitTorrent has received licenses from a number of these film studios to distribute their content. This makes its cryptocurrency quite valuable.
Although this currency is not in the top 20, I wanted to include it since I think it has substantial ability to appreciate over the next year. This is because its platform solves real-world issues relating to large file sharing.
Since selling BitTorrent to Tron, founder Bram Cohen has gone on to found a new cryptocurrency Chia (CCC:XCH-USD). Its goal is to make it easier for people to use unused space on their computers to mine cryptocurrencies and make money.
Recently BitTorrent was added to a new exchange, Poliniex, allowing it to be staked by validators. This exchange is also owned by investors that include Justin Sun, who bought BitTorrent in 2018. Some speculate this could account for its recent uptick. Look for BitTorrent to continue to do well as its adoption rate grows.
These 7 cryptos (really eight when you include VTHO-USD) all have prices below $20 but are among the top 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. This implies a significant level of acceptance; these are not fledgling cryptocurrencies just getting off the ground.
The theory here is that one can buy a large number of shares, given the low prices, and given that the market caps are not yet mature. A mix of investments in all or some of these digital cryptocurrencies will certainly do well over time.
On the date of publication, Mark R. Hake held a long position in Bitcoin, Ethereum, BitTorrent and Dogecoin. He did not hold a long or short position in any of the other securities mentioned in this article.
Mark Hake writes about personal finance on mrhake.medium.com and runs the Total Yield Value Guide
Last month I was fixated on the meme coin Doge as it seems to be hitting a lot of headlines due to Elon Musk flirting with it and even accepting Doge as payments for Tesla and proposing to launch a Doge-1 satellite to moon. Elon Musk is trolling with Doge and this meme coin is riding on celebrity ratings.
But the Saturday Night Live which was hosted last week by Elon Musk also seen the rise of another meme coin. Shiba Inu, which is nicknamed the Dogecoin Killer rose from the ashes and has been breaking crypto exchanges the last few days.
I’d like to discuss the similarities and difference between these two meme coins to ensure crypto buyers know what they get themselves into.
SIMILARITIES 1. Both are meme coins 2. Both are tokens 3. Both feature the same Shiba Inu dog in their logo 4. Both wants to go to the moon
DIFFERENCES 1. Doge has infinite supply whilst Shiba has limited supply 2. Doge is built on Bitcoin Blockchain whilst Shiba is built on Ethereum Blockchain 3. Doge has a centralized system whilst Shiba is completely decentralized 4. Doge is inflationary whilst Shiba is deflationary 5. Doge has no ecosystem whilst Shiba is building an ecosystem 6. Doge will be a stable coin whilst Shiba wont be a stable coin
SHIBA INU COIN: VALUE AND MARKET CAP EXPLAINED
The value of Shiba Inu today (12th May 2021) has been fluctuating between a 24 hour low of $0.00001260 and a high of $0.00003137, at the time of writing.
While Dogecoin has been on a steady incline since the beginning of 2021. The currency has yet to hit the $1. As it stands Dogecoin has hit an all-time high of $0.74 and has dropped back to about $0.50
The current market cap for Shiba Inu (SHIB) is $11.7 billion at the time of writing whereas, for Dogecoin the market cap for the currency is $67.24 Billion, which is a slight dip from where Forbes had placed it in early May 2021, at $69 Billion.
Dogecoin place as the fourth most popular currency on the market has not yet changed, as it sits behind Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin. Whereas, its up and coming competitor Shiba Inu coin has ranked within the top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap. You can see the value of cryptocurrencies on trading sites such as Coindesk, which shows the real-time value of cryptocurrencies.
INVESTING IN CRYPTO IS A RISK As many know, investing in cryptocurrency is taking a risk as the market can be extremely volatile. There is also no guarantee that you can convert crypto assets back into cash, as it may depend on the demand and supply in the existing market. Coins can also be “burned” at any moment, diminishing a large supply.
The lockdown around the World is causing investors to do more online trading as a hobby and this is causing the spike in the price of a ‘joke’ in cryptocurrency! DogeCoin
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of digital money that, much like bitcoin, enables peer-to-peer transactions across a decentralized network. One important difference: bitcoin is the original blockchain proof-of-concept. Bitcoin is ground-breaking. Bitcoin is (some believe) world-changing tech with the potential to transform how money works in the 21st century.
Jackson Palmer, an Australian started this craze when he was at a Nascar Race in California and saw this Car with a picture of a Shibu Dog on the bonnet. It was meant to be a MEME! DOGECOIN – Digital Currency and the light bulbs went off!
Palmer registered dogecoin.com domain name and decides to tweet and reach out to anyone who was interested. Billy Markus was interested, and he saw that Bitcoin source code was open source and he decided to take a break from his video games and literally wrote the cryptocurrency code just for ‘sillies’ as some would say.
It too Markus 3 hours to just write the DogeCoin Cryptocurrency code. Why was it so easy? It was a CONTROL+F BITCOIN and replaced Bitcoin with Dogecoin. Of course, there was some changes to few elements like Markus created 100 Billion Dogecoin where as Bitcoin only has 21 million. Oh! and the change in fonts too!
But the doge didn’t hit stardom as there wasn’t any miners and also there was no use of it. It wasn’t even listed in Coinbase or other trading platforms until late 2020 when Elon Musk tweet about ‘Doge to the Moon’. Musk tweets has driven the price of Doge up and it has risen over 6000%
1st January 2021 – Doge was trading at $0.00461 with a market capitalization of $726 million 1st April 2021 – Doge was trading at $0.0536 with a market capitalization of $7billion and today 19th April 2021 – Doge is trading at $0.33 with a market capitalization of $42 billion
I suspect that Doge would hit $1 by the end of the month if the same craze still holds. There are predictions it will fly to $10 once it hits $1.
If you are bored….. try invest into DogeCoin and hold for at least several months.
To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment.
Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day – for transport, recreation and sport.
Cycling for health and fitness It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. Cycling is:
Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
A good muscle workout– cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
Good for strength and stamina– cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.
As intense as you want– cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
A fun way to get fit– the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise
Health benefits of regular cycling Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.
Its been almost 12 months since I last posted anything here and this is largely due to this Covid-19 pandemic that has got me holed up without any significant travel.
I guess that’s an excuse so I’ll just get straight to my post for this evening.
How to buy bitcoin and any other cryptocurrencies! I must say that I tried to stay away from the subject of cryptocurrency for a while as it just didnt get integrated into the financial system quickly. But having watched bitcoin hit the price of $56,000 and moves taken by major investment funds to start buying bitcoin, I think we about to just make something out of this cryptocurrency.
I am writing this post, to largely target 3rd world countries who still struggle to buy any cryptocurrency and would be subject of scammers who want to take away your investments with bitcoin. So I want to help you as much as possible to make the right decision and be safe with your investments
So here is the good news… You don’t need a middleman to do your buying of bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. You can do it yourself in 5 easy steps. Requirements: Visa Debit Card or Master Debit Card (must have money for purchase), email account and phone number
STEP 1: Create an online account with one of the major Platform providers. (I use Coinbase and Kraken)
TradeStation – Best Trading Platform.
Coinbase – Best Crypto Exchange.
eToro – Low Fees.
Kraken – Maker-Taker Fee Schedule.
Bittrex – Most Altcoins.
Gemini – Offers Gemini Dollar.
Robinhood – Best Mobile App
STEP 2: Check if they can accept your Visa Debt Card They may need to do KYC checks and wont accept your VISA which happens alot as you in the 3rd world countries where KYC checks are really difficult for them. If they accept your Visa Card – go straight to STEP 4
STEP 3: Use a 3rd party website to buy bitcoin before you can transfer to your wallet which you created in STEP 1. I used to use a site called Virwox and it closed down. Now I used a site call ZenGo
STEP 4: Deposit funds into your Wallet. (Make sure you alert your bank that you are doing online purchase) You can start as little as K100.00 or as high as K10,000.00 depending on the daily limits on your card
STEP 5: Hold and Pray The process will take from 5-20mins to be reflected in your wallet. Once you it appears, you are done. You can hold that bitcoin in your wallet for as long as you want. Just monitor the price of bitcoin and pray it rises before you can sell it
Dangers: Buying and trading bitcoin has some problems as well. 1. Withdrawal, you need to be able to change that into your local currency. This is one of the biggest hurdles for 3rd world countries 2. Loss of Access to your wallet. Many people lose access to their wallet as they lost the 12 word phase code, or they lost their own mobile number or even lost access to their emails. (that’s how I lost my 8 bitcoins) 3. Platforms closed down. Some platforms and wallets gets closed out and you can lose your cryptocurrencies if you dont check your emails for any notifications.
Personally, I do BUY & HOLD strategy on cryptocurrencies. I dont have an intention to ‘SORT’ it out like what most ‘day-traders’ do.