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7 Cryptocurrencies Under $2 That Could Be The Next Bitcoin

By Mark R. Hake, CFA May 10, 2021

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.

  • Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD)
  • Ripple (CCC:XRP-USD)
  • Cardano (CCC:ADA-USD)
  • VeChain (CCC:VET-USD)
  • Stellar Lumens (CCC:XLM-USD)
  • Tron (CCC:TRX-USD)
  • BitTorrent (CCC:BTT-USD)

Let’s dive in and look at these cryptocurrencies

Dogecoin (DOGE-USD)

Price: $0.4574

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).

Ripple (XRP-USD)

Price: $1.43

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.

Cardano (ADA-USD)

Price: $1.68

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.

VeChain (VET-USD)

Price: $0.21

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)

Price: $0.67

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.

Tron (TRX-USD)

Price: $0.128

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.

BitTorrent (BTT-USD)

Price: $0.00637

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

WILL THE REAL SHIBA INU PLEASE STAND UP?

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.


Doge to the Moon

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.

https://www.coindesk.com/price/dogecoin

How to buy bitcoin

Hello there!

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.

Happy Trading!

Corona Virus and 5G – is there a connection?

One cannot help but ask the obvious questions regarding the connection between the 5G and outbreak of Covid-19 around the world. It is so coincidental that the impact of Covid-19 will increase the demand for connectivity and thus drive the need for 5G.

Convid-19 has force the entire world to rely heavily on technology. There has been increase longer conference calls; increase in demand for broadband and more importantly increase in demand for mobile connectivity.

“Isolation” is the new buzzword and brought to you by 5G!

 I have tried to look at articles connecting Corona Virus and 5G and stumbled about this website. I will copy & paste the article for ease of my readers.

——-COPY & PASTE— FROM –https://magdahavas.com/corona-virus-and-5g-is-there-a-connection/

Corona Virus and 5G – is there a connection?

March 21, 2020.  Several people have asked me the question that is circulating among EMF experts, “Is there a connection between the outbreak of the CoVid-19 and deployment of 5G networks around the world?”

I have been following the conversations regarding this and my opinion is as follows:

1.  Immune System Impairment

The best scientific evidence we have is that exposure to electrosmog (non-ionizing radiation from power frequencies to microwaves) impairs the immune system.  This is well documented in the scientific literature.  If your immune system is compromised because of electrosmog or because of certain medications you are taking or because you are elderly or very young you are likely to have a more severe and/or prolonged response to CoVId-19.  Dr. Joel Moskowitz has a blog on his website, Research on the Effects of Wireless Radiation Exposure on the Immune System, that I recommend you read. Here is the abstract from one publication by Dr. Stanislaw Szmigielski.

Szmigielski S. 2013.  Reaction of the immune system to low-level RF/MW exposures. Science of the Total Environment.454-455:393-400. 

Abstract
Radiofrequency (RF) and microwave (MW) radiation have been used in the modern world for many years. The rapidly increasing use of cellular phones in recent years has seen increased interest in relation to the possible health effects of exposure to RF/MW radiation. In 2011 a group of international experts organized by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon) concluded that RF/MW radiations should be listed as a possible carcinogen (group 2B) for humans. The incomplete knowledge of RF/MW-related cancer risks has initiated searches for biological indicators sensitive enough to measure the “weak biological influence” of RF/MWs. One of the main candidates is the immune system, which is able to react in a measurable way to discrete environmental stimuli.

In this review, the impacts of weak RF/MW fields, including cell phone radiation, on various immune functions, both in vitro [cell culture studies] and in vivo [live animal studies], are discussed. The bulk of available evidence clearly indicates that various shifts in the number and/or activity of immunocompetent cells [cells that can develop an immune response] are possible, however the results are inconsistent. For example, a number of lymphocyte [small white blood cells especially found in the lymphatic system] functions have been found to be enhanced and weakened within single experiments based on exposure to similar intensities of MW radiation.

Certain premises exist which indicate that, in general, short-term exposure to weak MW radiation may temporarily stimulate certain humoral* or cellular immune functions, while prolonged irradiation inhibits the same functions.

Here is an excellent video on your immune system under a microscope.

2.  Heart Rate Variability

We have evidence that some people have an autonomic nervous system response to microwave radiation.  They have either an irregular heart rate or a rapid heart rate when they are exposed to microwaves.  We have published on this and also provide a youtube video on the research conducted.   This has been known for decades and those working with microwave radiation were recommend to have their heart tested for any abnormalities to ensure their safety.  If the heart becomes irregular it has difficulty pumping enough blood to all body parts and since the blood is what brings oxygen to cells this could lead to anoxia (insufficient oxygen) and make breathing more difficult.

Havas M, Marrongelle J, Pollner B, Kelley E, Rees CRG, and Tully L.  2010. Provocation study using heart rate variability shows microwave radiation from 2.4 GHz cordless phone affects autonomic nervous system.  Non-thermal effects and mechanisms of interaction between electromagnetic fields and living matter Mattioli 1885, 2010: 273-300, ISBN 9788862611664

Abstract

Aim: The effect of pulsed (100 Hz) microwave (MW) radiation on heart rate variability (HRV) was tested in a double blind study. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five subjects in Colorado between the ages of 37 to 79 completed an electrohypersensitivity (EHS) questionnaire. After recording their orthostatic HRV, we did continuous real-time monitoring of HRV in a provocation study, where supine subjects were exposed for 3-minute intervals to radiation gener-ated by a cordless phone at 2.4 GHz or to sham exposure. Results: Question-naire: Based on self-assessments, participants classified themselves as extremely electrically sensitive (24%), moderately (16%), slightly (16%), not sensitive (8%) or with no opinion (36%) about their sensitivity. The top 10 symptoms experienced by those claiming to be sensitive include memory prob-lems, difficulty concentrating, eye problems, sleep disorder, feeling unwell, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, and heart palpitations. The five most common objects allegedly causing sensitivity were fluorescent lights, antennas, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and cordless phones. Provocation Experiment: Forty percent of the subjects experienced some changes in their HRV attribut-able to digitally pulsed (100 Hz) MW radiation. For some the response was extreme (tachycardia), for others moderate to mild (changes in sympathetic nervous system and/or parasympathetic nervous system). and for some there was no observable reaction either because of high adaptive capacity or because of systemic neurovegetative exhaustion. Conclusions: Orthostatic HRV combined with provocation testing may provide a diagnostic test for some EHS sufferers when they are exposed to electromagnetic emitting devices. This is the first study that documents immediate and dramatic changes in both Hearth Rate (HR) and HR variability (HRV) associated with MW exposure at levels 18-havas:18-havas 11-10-2010 9:14 Pagina 273 well below (0.5%) federal guidelines in Canada and the United States (1000 microW/cm 2).

Here is another study documenting changes in HRV (heart rate variability) for those exposed to medium frequency EMR.

Bortkiewicz, A,  E Gadzicka, and M Zmysl.  1996. Heart rate variability in workers exposed to medium-frequency electromagnetic fields. Journal of the Autonomic Nervous System 59(3):91-7.

Abstract

This study was undertaken to evaluate the neurovegetative regulation of the heart in workers occupationally exposed to medium frequency (MF) electromagnetic (EM) fields. The subjects were 71 workers of MF broadcast stations, aged 20-68 (mean 47.1) with the duration of work under exposure ranging from 2-40 years and 22 workers of radio link stations, aged 21-65 (mean 46.9) who were not exposed to MF EM fields. The distribution of age and work tenure in both groups did not differ significantly. Heart rate variability (HRV) was analysed basing on 512 normal heart evolutions registered in resting, from the body surface, using the Medea-HRV system. The analysis concerned time-domain and frequency-domain parameters of HRV using fast fourier transformation. Power spectrum in the low (0.05-0.15 Hz) and high (0.15-0.35 Hz) frequency bands (LF and HF, respectively) was determined. Statistically insignificant differences found between exposed and non-exposed groups were found either in time- or in frequency-domain parameters of HRV. No correlation between the power spectrum and the subjects age was noted. Such a relationship, however, could be observed in the control group. In the study group a statistically significant negative correlation was found between the maximum intensity of EM fields and HF power spectrum. Thus it was concluded that occupational exposure to EM fields brings about impairments in the neurovegetative regulation of the cardiovascular function.

3.  Blood Rouleau Formation

We have evidence that some individuals develop rouleau  of their red blood cells.  In other words, their red blood cells instead of repelling each other begin to stick together making the blood more viscous. This could impede oxygen delivery to cells making breathing more laboured.  We have published on this as well.

Here is a youtube video “Dr. Magda Havas’ Live Blood & Electrosmog”.

Havas, M.  2013. Radiation from wireless technology affects the blood, the heart, and the autonomic nervous system Reviews on Environmental Health 28(2-3):75-84.

Abstract

Abstract Exposure to electrosmog generated by electric, electronic, and wireless technology is accelerating to the point that a portion of the population is experiencing adverse reactions when they are exposed. The symptoms of electrohypersensitivity (EHS), best described as rapid aging syndrome, experienced by adults and children resemble symptoms experienced by radar operators in the 1940s to the 1960s and are well described in the literature. An increasingly common response includes clumping (rouleau formation) of the red blood cells, heart palpitations, pain or pressure in the chest accompanied by anxiety, and an upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system coincident with a downregulation of the parasympathetic nervous system typical of the “fight-or-flight” response. Provocation studies presented in this article demonstrate that the response to electrosmog is physiologic and not psychosomatic. Those who experience prolonged and severe EHS may develop psychologic problems as a consequence of their inability to work, their limited ability to travel in our highly technologic environment, and the social stigma that their symptoms are imagined rather than real.

4.  60 GHz and Oxygen Absorption Hypothesis.

Some claim that the CoVic-19  outbreak was more severe in areas that had deployed 5G millimetre waves early and that somehow this radiation is making the virus more infectious or that people are responding to the millimetre waves rather than the virus.  This is a possibility but currently there is no evidence to support this assertion.

 We have evidence that some infectious agents became more virulent following deployment of other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and an excellent book on this is “The Invisible Rainbow” by Arthur Firstenberg.  This is one of the best books detailing the history and biological effects of electromagnetic pollution.  You can purchase it at Chelsea Green Publishing.

One of the assertions is that 60 GHz frequencies are used in Wuhan Province and on the Princess Cruise Lines and that 60 GHz frequencies are absorbed by oxygen in the atmosphere.  Should someone inhale oxygen that is stimulated by this frequency it will change the vibrational quality of the oxygen molecules and this will not bind as readily to hemoglobin resulting in an oxygen deficit.

We have evidence that oxygen does have an absorption peak at 60 GHz but the other assertions, to my knowledge, remain unsupported by scientific data.  Clearly more research is required.

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Updated: March 22, 2020

Advantages of ONLINE Learning

There are several problems with the traditional system of education. First of all, you need to pay thousands per term to attend a prestigious school. With all those budget cuts, busy classrooms, and course shortages, you won’t always get the chance to study exactly what you want.

It’s no wonder why millions of students from all around the world opt for online degree programs or take at least one college course through an online platform. Online learning has to be the greatest revolution in contemporary education. It made a huge change in the system and opened great opportunities for everyone who wants to learn something.

Nevertheless, online education is still related to stereotypes. People often think that online students are not smart enough for a traditional college or university, they are lazy, and they don’t get “real” degrees. These claims discourage many people from taking online courses, so they get stuck in the traditional educational system that consumes a huge deal of money, nerves, and years of their lives.

Allow us to explain why online learning is more awesome than you think. We have 5 advantages of online learning that will make you reconsider your attitude towards this type of education.

1. You can learn whatever you want!

Benefits of working online

You can pick the program of your dreams in traditional education, too, but that would involve traveling away from home, living in a completely unknown city, and struggling in an extremely competitive learning environment. With online education, you can take any program or course present in traditional four-year universities.

For example, let’s say you’re mostly interested in neuroscience. All it takes is a Google search for such online course, and you’ll easily find the online programs offered by some of the most prestigious universities from all around the world. You can take such a course even if you have no aspirations to apply that knowledge in your future profession, but you’re simply curious to discover new interests and understand how the human brain works. The great variety of online programs and courses is a huge advantage of this type of education. It doesn’t matter where you live and what you want to study – you can always find a suitable course or even a degree program that you can follow from home.

2. Comfort.

Forget about attending classes for hours, sitting in an uncomfortable chair, and suffering from back pain by the end of the day. You will not be bound to physical class session when you opt for online education. All lectures and needed materials are provided via online platforms, so you’ll easily access them from the comfort of your home. You will not take public transport to get to campus, you won’t have to spend money on gas for your car, you won’t have to get up early to get dressed for class… the list of conveniences goes on and on.

Studying Anywhere

Comfort is a strong advantage, but it can go both ways. You mustn’t allow yourself to get too comfortable when studying from home, so it would be best to abandon the couch for few hours a day and set up an inspirational studying environment in your home. All you need is a large desk and a nice, comfortable chair.

3. Online courses look great on a resume.

Online Certificate from IBM

It doesn’t matter where your career stands at this moment; an online program will always look good on your resume. It will show potential employers that you’re committed to learning and you’re eager to obtain more knowledge and new skills. Hiring managers don’t see online degrees as inferior to traditional ones. A degree is a degree. If you obtain an online degree from a prestigious university, you’ll boost your career with the speed of light. You will certainly become a better candidate for a job promotion, and your resume will look much better when you apply for new positions.

4. Self-paced learning.

When you start browsing through interesting online courses and programs, you’ll notice the Self-Paced label on most of them. What does this mean? Self-paced learning means that the students can start completing the targets at any time, and he can arrange a learning schedule that meets his individual needs.

When you enroll in a traditional college program, you’ll have to forget about work, hobbies, and even family. In such setting, studying has to be a priority. That’s why many single parents and people who work decide to forget all about their dreams to get a higher degree.

A self-paced system enables them to make progress with rhythm that suits them. This type of system does not require attending live sessions; you can access the materials at any time that works for you. If you have to work or take care of your home and children during the day, you can study at night. That’s an advantage the traditional educational system cannot beat.

5. Lower costs.

The fact that online programs are cheaper when compared to the ones held in a traditional campus setting is enough to convince you to consider them. The average tuition for online courses depends on multiple factors, so it varies from one program to another. If, for example, you want to enroll in the Big Data Specialization program provided by University California, San Diego through Coursera, you’ll pay $399 (K1,000). You also have an option to pay $49 (K110) per course. Financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford this fee, so that’s something you should always keep in mind.

We saved the best part for last: many online courses are completely free of charge. MIT, for example, offers all course materials online without any charges. Free courses don’t usually come with certificate of completion, but they are still more than useful for anyone who wants to learn from prestigious educators.

Online Education Is Totally Worth The Effort

Online courses and degree programs are more convenient and cheaper than their counterparts in traditional education. Those are the two main advantages of online learning that lead many students to opt for online platforms when they want to earn a degree or certificate.

The best thing about online learning is that you can learn in a relaxed manner even if you don’t want to get certified. You only need passion for learning and a quick online search that will take you to the right course. From that point on, you will be the master of your own education.

By: Stephanie Norman
eLearning

Free Email Address is bad for Business

I have seen so many professional business cards with a gmail address on it and my first instinct is never to take that person seriously!

Maybe it is just my way of filtering the noise but how many companies and business executives do the same thing as me when they look at a business card with a Gmail, Hotmail  or yahoo address?


Most people will say, this is a way of keeping costs down and to use as much free stuff when you starting out in business.

Personally, using the FREE EMAIL risks the following;

  • You missing out on Marketing Opportunities

A perfect way for your Brand to stick at the minds of people is when you use your own business name in an email address. The business sells itself without making an effort.

Using the FREE EMAIL, makes you lose that marketing opportunity!

  • It looks unprofessional

Flashy looking business cards with a gmail, yahoo or even a Hotmail email address just looks unprofessional. As much as someone appears to look and play the play the part, the FREE Email address makes you look like a fake. It is like a Michael Jackson impersonator – everything looks real until they open their voice to SING.

  • Hackers love FREE email account

Free EMAIL account are so easy to hack! A lot of hacks on email happens on gmail, yahoo and Hotmail. Using your own business email makes it harder to be hacked.

  • Can be mistaken for a SPAM

Have you wondered why most of your proposals sent to companies and business never get a reply? Maybe because it was mistaken has a spam and its’ either blocked or sitting in the spam box. Free EMAILS are associated with SPAM and 9/10 your proposal would be considered the same.

It is not hard to get your own domain name. A lot of ISP’s provide that already.

I used to use a google business before when I registered shellnetpng.com but they started charging monthly for every other email account created. I now use ONE.COM, as I can have as many email address under just one domain account name.

If you need your own domain name – hit me up and I can assist you.

DataCo uses O3B satellites

Just over 12 months ago, I was privileged to escort DataCo engineers to Manasseh in US to do a factory acceptance test for an O3B Satellite that DataCo has purchased from O3B Networks.

The satellite was purchased by the Australian Government for DataCo to provide capacity for the APEC Leaders Summit last November 2018.

During the Leaders Summit, O3B were able to deliver up to 8Gbps of capacity and would have delivered more if DataCo had requested.

Can read more about O3B here
https://www.ses.com/press-release/o3b-satellites-roar-space-scaling-sess-meo-constellation

Footprints

Dear Family & Friends,

Been trying to figure out what to do on my Birthday as I approach the halfway mark of the life expectancy in Papua New Guinea. I was wondering if I had at least influenced anyone I came across in the last 10-15 years and if there was any significant positive change in those who I had met.

I guess what I am trying to say is, am at the stage where I am thinking, will anyone remember me after I am gone? Maybe my children will …but would my grandchildren and great-grandchildren remember me?

Am thinking – what I need to leave behind is a legacy……….

So I have decided to create a website (blog) which I would document some of my passions (not the nasty ones). I have named it ‘Paura – the Digital Nomad’, that summarizes my two main passion of Technology and Travel. The last few years, I did much travel and involved in technology but did not get to pen them down for someone else to enjoy.

So I’ve created the nomadicpaura website will be collection of my interests in life going forward. Aside from Technology and Travel, there would be a page on Entrepreneurship, a page on Food (who dosnt like to eat or even cook? ) and of course, there would be another page on Photography.

I plan that this website would be use as a guide for anyone who hasn’t really grown any wings to fly away from their nests and also some pointers on travel locations, budget meals, tips on photography and some advice on technology and business.

Hope some of you follow me on this journey…