Steve Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Slams Cryptocurrency 169

Steve Eisman, the money manager who found fame after he successfully managed to make millions shorting subprime mortgages ten years ago, has spoken out against cryptocurrencies.

Earlier today at the CFA Institute’s yearly conference, Eisman addressed a sizeable audience questioning the need for the existence of digital currencies.

Eisman: “I Don’t Know What I’m Looking At”

During his presentation, Eisman stated that the reasons why Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had gained popularity were two fold. Firstly, they were a tool for people to speculate with. Secondly, that money launderers were using them to clean cash. For the Neuberger Berman managing director, these were the only reasons why anybody was even interested in the financial innovation.

He continued, questioning the rationale behind digital currencies existence in the first place:

“I don’t see the purpose of it… What value does cryptocurrency actually add? No one’s been able to answer that question for me.”

Eisman was speaking at an annual conference for the CFA Institute – a global association of investment professionals. He addressed a crowd of around 1,500 on a panel discussion in which he stated clearly that his expertise lay outside of cryptocurrencies so he hadn’t ever invested in them:

“I don’t touch it… I don’t know what I’m looking at…I have no interest”

He also stated that he had no desire to trade traditional currencies and questioned the lack of regulation in place governing cryptocurrency investors and traders:

“I don’t understand why regulators haven’t regulated it more heavily.”

Eisman initially found fame after correctly predicting the 2008 financial crisis. He was subsequently immortalised in a bestselling book by author Michael Lewis, ‘The Big Short,’ which was then turned into a movie of the same title. Actor Steve Carell played the role of Eisman. According to the man himself, Carell’s portrayal was very accurate, despite him having little to do with the making of the film.

During the panel discussion at the CFA Institute conference and an interview that followed, Eisman also addressed the current economy, the likelihood of a similar crash today, and how he knew that the U.S. housing market would tumble so spectacularly around a decade ago.

With Eisman’s outlook on cryptocurrencies, he joins a chorus of voices that includes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon, and various other names associated with traditional banking and financial institutions. Between the three mentioned, such insults as crypto being a ‘fraud,’ a ‘scum-ball activity,’ and ‘rat poison squared’ have been levied towards the potentially revolutionary financial innovation. Surely if there was nothing to fear from Bitcoin and the rest of the digital currencies, there would be no need for such attacks. Perhaps they doth protest too much, methinks?

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Out of Space Brings the Best of Defi and NFT Under One Roof 1886

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Today the crypto market is at its peak with three trillion valuation and the whole market making a new ATH one day after the other. However, with the growing popularity the use cases of crypto market has also surged drastically with several new ecosystems thriving within the cryptoverse. Two of the most prominents use cases in the current market includes Defi which has grown to become a multi-billion dollar ecosystem on its own and the NFTs which have become the breakout use case of the crypto world. The NFT craze has engulfed the whole of mainstream with every mainstream brand and celebrity getting involved with some form of the NFT project. With so many use cases and ecosystems, it’s increasingly becoming complex for users to get everything in one place and this is where Out of Space comes to the rescue.

Out Of Space is constructing a full ecosystem that includes a trading terminal, CEX (centralised exchanges), and decentralised exchanges. ed trading in a single location and offers all DEX and CEX opportunities It takes advantage of all the benefits of existing DEX and CEX technologies and offers a variety of trading tools. The platform plans to launch its seed round soon. A user account that includes statistics and a listing of all transactions. The ability to change the size and location of any block in the terminal’s working space is provided in an interactive workspace.

The Out of Space project began recently and already has a beta product on offering. The creators released a fully functional product prototype which is constantly improving based on user feedback and market trends. The Out of Space community has been expanding by the hour and expects to become one of the most notable decentralized communities very soon.

What Makes Out of Space So Special

The Out of Space ecosystem is as different as the name suggests, it combines the best of Defi, P2P, P2E and NFT together, becoming a gateway to the crypto ecosystem for new entrants. What makes it even more special is the fact that it is building the whole ecosystem from scratch starting with developing its own blockchain, rather than depending on any other platform. This ensures safety, privacy and more decentralization as they won’t have to depend on a third party. Smart contracts will be supported by the multi-layered blockchain, allowing developers to deploy independent dApps that can interact with one another. Payments between different dApps on the blockchain are possible, as are the use of common ecosystem tools making for a seamless ecosystem.

The company has also created an internal P2P cryptocurrency exchange service for ecosystem participants. Any platform user can discuss the best conditions for exchanging digital assets. Furthermore, the escrow service will ensure transaction security and user trust.

The NFT marketplace would be centred on artists, where their creativity and potential would be assessed first, and then the best conditions for the creation of NFT would be offered. Only the lowest commissions and a detailed description of all NFTs are available. But that is not all we have to offer. Some people are always in need of something, while others are always willing to provide it. The marketplace has been developed for traders, investors, developers, job seekers, and IT/blockchain professionals, meaning created keeping every profession in mind.

There are hundreds of new NFT projects claiming to launch some ultra rare digital collectibles, however, there are very few selected and trusted number of marketplaces in the crypto market today due to lack of quality projects and review process. And a few which are great to use have a very high cost of transactions. Out of Space aims to end that with its platform that will host, list and trade only selected and rare NFTs with minimal trading and minting fees.

Out of Space is Building a Multi-Purpose Blockchain Ecosystem

Imagine a crypto platform where you can buy, sell and trade along with NFT auctions and trading and also a staking service for passive income. Out of Space has all these and its building even more functionality into its ecosystem. The platform offers the best of CEX and DEX functionalities as well which are integrated into the system, thus one can choose between the two as per their convenience. The seamless functionality is something that makes Out of Space so attractive.

Building a multi-utility crypto ecosystem could be a tough task, but Out of Space is taking each step with utmost care and aims to deliver a finished benchmark kind of platform. Investing in an ecosystem with such multiple uses and services would only multiply once the network becomes more mature overtime. The platform would also develop a decentralized NFT social network with a personal NFT page for each participant, and a messenger inside the ecosystem, that would allow traders to interact as well as earn from the social network platform.

To learn more about Out of Space visit Outspace.io

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Innovative Digital Identity Solutions will Redefine Security and Identity Recognition by 2030, Finds Frost & Sullivan 1788

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis on digital identity solutions finds that progressive advancements in blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and biometric systems have led to the creation of unique and sophisticated digital ID global solutions. Driven by identity theft, security threats and digital transformation initiatives by governments and private sectors, areas that will greatly benefit include e-banking, e-government, digital transactions, mobile transactions, behavioral biometrics, and airport security.

“National identification programs are gaining prominence as countries are striving to establish a unified database of robust, unique identity documents of citizens for ease of governance,” said Aravind Srimoolanathan, Senior Research Analyst, ICT at Frost & Sullivan. “By 2030, advancements in blockchain technology will lead to its integration with biometrics, resulting in the establishment of a single-token digital identity for individuals.”

Srimoolanathan added: “In addition, as hackers adopt refined technologies to disrupt and bypass security systems, as a result of their flexibility and high security, multi-modal biometrics-powered identity systems are expected to become crucial means to enhance security across industries.”

The pioneering and cutting-edge technologies that are expected to change the digital identity market will enable several growth opportunities, including:

  • Leveraging advanced cybersecurity for digital identity: Cybersecurity providers should offer first-class security solutions to help end-users effectively manage digital identity databases.
  • Utilizing blockchain-powered digital identity solutions: Partnering with blockchain technology companies can enhance digital identity solution offerings as well as overall security and efficiency.
  • Relying on portable biometric readers/kiosks for digital identity management: Portable digital identity verification solution providers should include multi-factor authentication in their offerings to ensure security while allowing for a seamless user experience.

Global Digital Identity Solutions Growth Opportunities is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Security research and analyses available through the Frost & Sullivan leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

About Frost & Sullivan

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ICON Partners with RFOX to Enter the Metaverse and Explore Further Opportunities to Push Technological Boundaries 1746

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Blockchain Interoperability Giant ICON to enter the Metaverse and Showcase its Ecosystem in Virtual Reality.

November 15, 2021 18:00 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh—Metaverse builder RFOX (RedFOX Labs) (RFOX) will be welcoming ICON (ICX) as one of its first full-time residents within RFOX VALT, a virtual world focused on retail and entertainment. At RFOX VALT, ICON will incorporate a designated gallery and office space open to the community, where people can learn more about the project and create new social connections in a Virtual Reality environment, hot on the heels of the release of its new mainnet, ICON 2.0.

“ICON community, users and customers, will soon be able to interact in virtual reality – in real time, regardless of where they are in the world thanks to RFOX and the RFOX VALT” Said Bank Fairbank, Co-Founder & CEO of Redfox Labs

ICON 2.0 is a monumental shift for ICON and its broader ecosystem. ICON 2.0 is a complete redesign of the core engine of the ICON blockchain, making it faster, more powerful, and interoperable with other blockchains. Using Nexus, the interface of ICON’s interchain communication protocol–BTP (Blockchain Transmission Protocol)–ICON users will be able to move assets between ICON and partner blockchains, including Moonriver, NEAR, Binance Smart Chain, Polkadot, Acala and more.

“ICON is a truly progressive blockchain and has proven itself over a long period of time,” said Ben Fairbank, CEO and co-founder of RedFOX Labs.

“The financial offerings and ecosystem they have built for their users is world-class. To know they are committed to providing ongoing value for their user base and to ensure they remain connected through VR and the Metaverse is a sign of a company who is looking to the future and not just focused on the now. We are extremely excited about the opportunities they also bring to RFOX holders and look forward to exploring many more facets of our partnership. The two parties were introduced by VOID Cyber who are onboarding a number of big name brand partners into the RFOX ecosystem and the Metaverse through RFOX VALT” continued Ben.

“We are honored that members at RedFOX Labs have chosen us as one of their strategic partners at an early stage in their venture and we very much look forward to the creative possibilities that a fully dedicated VR space will bring–not only in terms of how we communicate all that’s happening in the ICON ecosystem but also in terms of how the broader community will interact with each other in virtual reality,” says Min Kim, CEO and founder of the ICON project.

With the recent announcement by Facebook stating they would spend upwards of 10 Billion USD to develop a Metaverse, the topic has become hot news globally. For companies like RedFOX Labs who have been building their Metaverse since 2019, this is welcome exposure and more importantly awareness for new users on what a Metaverse is and does.

About RFOX

Based in Southeast Asia and established in 2018, RFOX is a blockchain metaverse builder. Building in the fastest growing sectors of the internet economy, RFOX builds interoperable companies and applications that are showcased in a virtual world called the RFOX VALT. RFOX has established ventures in RFOX Games (a play to earn NFT Gaming platform), RFOX Finance (DeFi Protocol), RFOX TV, RFOX Media (which acquired MYMEDIA MYANMAR with 13 million active users) and RFOX NFT Whitelabel Platform. The RFOX ecosystem is powered by its currency token RFOX, and rewards users through its VFOX rewards token.

Website: https://www.redfoxlabs.io/rfox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfoxlabs.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/redfoxlabs_io

About ICON

Founded in 2017 by the ICON Foundation, ICON is a next generation blockchain protocol with smart contract functionality and interoperability. ICX is the native cryptocurrency of the ICON network. As an aggregator chain, ICON achieves interoperability – a web of interconnected networks aggregating all blockchain data into one layer. ICON’s “Blockchain Transmission Protocol” (BTP) is its novel interoperability solution, allowing all integrated blockchains to be interconnected to each other. Current BTP partners include Binance Smart Chain, Polkadot, NEAR Protocol, and Harmony. ICON also has a growing DeFi ecosystem that includes projects such as Balanced DAO, Omm Finance, Optimus Protocol, and Equality Exchange.

Submit Your News to 40 Crypto-related Websites 1549

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We deal with 40 Crypto and Bitcoin related websites worldwide and we have possibility to publish on those websites the news, press releases, guest post, articles, interviews, reviews and etc. After receiving the text from you, we publish it within 2-8 hours, and then we send you the links to all publications (see an example of report).

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The price for one publication may be €20 if you add at least 10 websites to your cart. When you add 20 websites to your cart, the publication on one website will cost €15. And if you add 30 or 40+ websites you will get the price of €10 for each.

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At the same time, if you would like to sum up all your purchases you should register your account in our store in order to keep your buying story. The process of registration takes less than a minute – you just need to put your email and password. Please register at the following link. Your buying records will be available in your account as well as the invoice for each purchase. Also your invoice will be sent to your email automatically after payment.

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After adding the websites to your cart you will be forwarding to Checkout page. At the Checkout page you can choose the way of payment. We accept for payment: BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, TRX, USDC, USDT (ERC-20 and TRC-20). Choose a cryptocurrency for payment, push the confirmation button and you will see the total sum of payment in the browser (it will be also sent to your email) and the address of wallet for transaction.

At this moment the status of your order will be “Hold”. After transaction of cryptocurrency to our wallet it takes 12 confirmations. After 12 confirmations your order status will be updated to “Completed”. Then you will receive an email confirming that we start working with your order. We need 2-8 hours to fulfil it. If your order comes at night (Helsinki UTC +2), we shall start work at 9 am. Please be attentive at planning.

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At present there are 40 Crypto websites worldwide cooperating with us. We are growing and enlarging our partnership network of publishers. Today we negotiate with 10 more crypto websites and we hope they will join our store within the nearest months. Then the total quantity of our partners will be 50. We are planning to conclude contracts with at least 100 crypto websites worldwide in half a year.

We choose our publishers very carefully and work only with well-established websites. Therefore, we offer a selection of websites in our store. You choose the websites for your publication yourself. Our cooperation with you will always be transparent and every time you will receive a report with a link to the publication of the text on the website chosen by you.

Top 10 Upcoming NFT Drops From The Survey Of 500 NFT Experts 1973

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The NFT market has seen tremendous growth in recent times and we are only seeing the beginning of it. In May 2021, Beeple sold a non-fungible token (NFT) for a whopping $69 million. A report on Forbes revealed that a set of 101 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were sold for a staggering $24 million. At this point, it is safe to say that the NFT market has come to stay, and people ignoring the market might be doing themselves a disservice.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are programmatically generated unique digital tokens that can be used to represent real-world assets like real estate, artworks, music, and so on. With this revolutionary invention, there is now a possibility of bringing art ownership to the masses. With the growing demand for NFTs, there is currently a long list of collections to choose from.

According to a survey of 500 NFT experts who were asked to rank 100 upcoming NFT drops. The top 10 were selected based on parameters like:

  • Uniqueness
  • Virality
  • Media Presence
  • Possible increase in value
  • Execution

Overview Of The Top 5 Upcoming NFT Drops Based On This Ranking

From the overview, you can see that BitColors is leading the chart with a near-perfect score of 48. It is followed closely by CrypToadz with a 47 score, while CyberKongz is following closely after scoring 45 in the survey.

A look At The Top 5 Upcoming NFT Collections

BitColors

Although most NFT collections pay more attention to digital arts, BitColors brings a completely new dimension to the NFT fuzz. It is a collection of 1000 handcrafted NFT colors that you can own and trade. We can all see the reason BitColors scored a 10 in its potential upside and uniqueness.

CrypToadz

CryptToadz was created by Gremplin, an artist who is believed to be the visual historian of the non-fungible token market. This collection is made up of 6969 pixelated amphibious creatures that are trying to escape from the tyrannical rule of the evil king Gremplin. When the project was first launched in early September, it sold more than $17.5 million worth of non-fungible tokens within the first week.

CyberKongz

The CyberKongz NFT collection became popular because they served as suitable profile pictures on Discord. Artist Myoo launched the NFTt collection in early March 2021 with 1000 unique and randomly created 2D and 3D NFT social avatars. The popularity of the collection grew when NFT lovers found the minting process on the OpenSea NFT marketplace.

Habbo Avatars

Habbo Avatars is the first official NFT collection for Habbo created by Sulake. It is made up of 11,600 unique, handcrafted, and automatically generated pixilated avatars. There are currently about 2,500 collectors who have purchased over 10,000 Habbo avatars. This NFT collection marked the entrance of an existing video game IP into the NFT market.

Sneaky Vampires

The Sneaky Vampire NFT collection started as an idea by a group of friends. Since its debut in the NFT space, Sneaky Vampires have transitioned to become quite a sensation in the NFT space. It is made up of 8,888 Vampires that offer some elements of utility to its collectors.

Conclusion

The NFT buzz is only getting started. According to a report on Reuters, the NFT sales volume surged $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021. This momentum is very much expected to continue. As digital artists churn out new NFTs by the day, collectors, on the other hand, are looking out for the next CryptoPunks.

Dunxin Financial Holding Limited (NYSE MKT: DXF) Announces Transformation of Business into Metaverse and Block Chain Industry 1780

Dunxin Financial Holdings Limited (NYSE MKT: DXF) (“Dunxin Financial” or the “Company”) has announced that it will officially transition its business into the Metaverse Industry after research and development of over two years. The Company is planning to recruit professionals and is evaluating multiple projects at this stage.

The artwork of digital artist Beeple (Mike Winkelmann), “Evertdays: The First 5000 Days”, was auctioned for US$69 million at Christie’s. With the number of NFT users growing exponentially, “Play to Earn(P2E)” game “Axie Infinity”, which was driven by Block Chain technology, arrived on the scene, and surpassed “Honor of Kings” in terms of revenue, and marked its spot on list of top 3 mobile games within 30 days.

The Company devotes to become a digital culture and entertainment technology platform that possess core intellectual properties and key technologies. Dunxin Financial enters into the Metaverse related industries (including Block Chain, NFT, Artificial Intelligence, hard and software of AR&VR, games, etc) by ways of independent research and development, investment and cooperation, etc. The Company wishes to cooperate with parties in the industry.

CEO of Dunxin Financial, Mr. Ricky Wei commented, “we conducted intensive researching and studying of massive practitioners in block chain, coin and mining industry and communicated with international and domestic institute experts and professionals in last two years. Benefiting from Block Chain technology, 5G6G technologies and upgrade of internet technology, Metaverse is believed to be the largest technology revolution after the waves of the internet technology, whose aim is to break the physical limitation and realization of virtual space-sharing. I believe that the ultimate Metaverse is in connection with both physical world and mathematics world. It will become a part of people’s lifestyle and will rebuild the digital economy system. Metaverse innovatively creates new species by integration of discrete single point and brings potentials and opportunities in long term.

The next 3-5 years will be an early-stage exploration period of Metaverse. Massive technology breakthrough and business model innovation in VR/AR, NFT, AI, Cloud, PUGC game platform, digital human and Digital Twin City will emerge. In the mid to long term, the investment opportunities includes GPU, 3D Graphic Engine, Cloud Computing and IDC, High-speed Wireless Communication, internet and game platform, Digital Twin City, etc. The Metaverse is likely to create great investment opportunities in the next ten years.

About Dunxin Financial

Dunxin Financial, established in March 2013 with headquarter in Wuhan, China, is an innovative fintech company originally engaged in business of providing loan facilities to micro sized enterprise and individuals. After its business transition, the Company will develop block chain, NFT digitalization and be in volved in the Metaverse business.

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