Early EXIT

It has been 69 days since I started playing and investing on Drugwars.

During all this time drugwars team have been changing almost weekly the rules of the game, I want to think that they have tried, at least with the first updates, to solve what was clearly in my opinion a Ponzi Scheme since the beginning. But not.

The last change for me is the last straw. You are not rewarded anymore with STEEM but with FUTURE token. Of course you can exchange them for STEEM in their internal market but what you get is very little for the effort you have to put by playing intensively a game that instead of fun it’s pretty boring honestly…

Even worst, if you try to buy FUTURE token you will see that 5000 FUTURE tokens costs almost 60 STEEM:

While if you want to “exchange” them by STEEM you get 3.223 STEEM

Also, if you do some simple math you will see that the reward pool has artificially changed dramatically.

Today’s prize is 68680 FUTURE Tokens, taking into account that you “can” get 1 STEEM per 1552 FUTURE tokens it means that the prize is 44 STEEM to be divided among all the players. And if you see the percentages in the above pic (4+2+2), it seems that it only corresponds to the 8% of the Daily total… The 92% or 509 STEEM is going directly and Daily to Drugwars…

I spent so much time playing on this game and believing that it would improve with the time but seems that what is happening is exactly the contrary.

They announced as well future developments and mini games as well but I don’t think they will manage to escape from the PONZI scheme system neither on them.

I am lucky because I get back all my investment in the first weeks of the game and I also got a good profit from that investment but, frankly, I tested the new rules of the games in an intensive manner yesterday and, as a conclusion, I don’t think is worth to “invest” more time on the game for the very little and unbalanced rewards you get.

However, I think it has been a good testing lab and good Repository of Lessons Learnt for future Gaming Dapps on top of the STEEM Blockchain, specially because DRUGWARS was not a Decentralized App. at all :-)…

I hope FUTURESHOCK will learn about their mistakes and finally deliver a product with a better plan and sustainable business model for everybody, not this one of course…

@toofasteddie

Intuitive Surgical Drops On Earnings

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. Its da Vinci Surgical System transforms the surgeon’s natural hand movements outside the body into corresponding micro-movements inside the patient’s body.

Intuitive Surgical is kind of near and dear to my heart. When I feel in love with the Stock Market back in the early 2000s. Intuitive Surgical was one of the first stocks I started to follow. I knew it had potential, but never invested in the stock and periodically just would keep my eye on their progress.

Intuitive Surgical announced earnings on

Game of Thrones is about to go ballistic.

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Watched episode 2 a few mins ago. I liked it because im a fan but if im being objective the episode was pretty boring.

A lot of holding hands and dark rooms. Goddammit, everything is super dark. Cant see anything. Had to raise the brightness on my TV and pull up the curtains.
I wasnt a fan of how they dealt with the “reunions” if i look at writing alone but seeing the characters together did feel good.
Im starting to feel that Game of Thrones is experiencing the “end of series weakness”.
Show runners under pressure to wrap up everything lead to holes in story telling.

But lets see what happens. I wouldnt want main characters to just die in battle for the sake of shocking the viewers. And i feel that might be the case. Every single major character up to this point died in a meaningful way plot-wise.
If they kill them off next week in episode 3 in a “simple” battle i will be extremely dissapointed.

Whatever happens next week will be “balls to the wall” 24/7 excitement. And ill be up at 2 AM waiting to pick up the show the second it goes live no matter what. Still…. Hope they dont fuck it up.


Game of Thrones is coming to an end. Hoping the new Lord of the Rings series can take its place.

Ill see you around.

Keep on killing them White Walker. 😉

Flies away….

The ScaredyCat Investor Show Chats with Trader and TIMM Contributor Rolland Thomas

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Hear about this along with general outlooks on markets and cryptos.
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Monster Beverage Has Been A Beast

Who’s the biggest winner in the stock market this century? Amazon maybe? Or perhaps Apple? Up 2,300 percent and 5,300 since January 2000, respectively, they’re both good guesses.

It turns out, though, that they’re not even close to the actual No. 1 stock in that period — Monster Beverage. That’s right, the energy-drink company with the black and neon green label has dominated all other stocks in the S&P 500 index, returning almost 60,000 percent over the period.

But now it’s running into serious headwinds — the stock dropped about 18 percent in the past few weeks — as new competitors enter

🗞 Daily Crypto News, April, 22nd💰

  • Four Olympic Gold Medals Winner Tennis Player Serena Williams Invests in Coinbase;
  • Bitcoin SV’s Delisting Isn’t ‘Censorship.’ But It’s Still a Problem;
  • JPMorgan Expanding Blockchain Project With 220 Banks to Include Payments;
  • Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market;
  • An Interview With Congressional Hopeful James Felton Keith;
  • 📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, April, 22nd💰
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

🗞 Four Olympic Gold Medals Winner Tennis Player Serena Williams Invests in Coinbase

World famous tennis player Serena Jameka Williams revealed in an Instagram post published on April 17 that in 2014, she launched her investment business Serena Ventures and silently invested in over 30 companies, including major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.


According to the official website of Serena Ventures, the market cap of the portfolio is over $12 billion, and the diversity of the founders of the companies in which the firm invested is 60%. The website further notes that the fund is focused on early stage companies, encourages collaboration among portfolio companies and expands partnership opportunities.


According to Wikipedia, Williams won four gold medals at the Olympics, and the Women’s Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions. Moreover, in August last year, business news outlet estimated her net worth to be about $180 million.

🗞 Bitcoin SV’s Delisting Isn’t ‘Censorship.’ But It’s Still a Problem

Is cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s delisting of bitcoin SV a form of censorship?


And if so, doesn’t that make hypocrites out of all the Bitcoin Core supporters and Craig S. Wright haters who cheered the downgrading of the latter’s competing bitcoin project? Are they not applying a double standard by simultaneously arguing for immutable, “censorship-resistant” blockchains?


These are the questions bitcoin skeptics are putting to a cryptocurrency community they view as failing to comply with the Voltairean maxim that one should fight for someone’s right to say something regardless of whether you agree with it. (Yes, I know it wasn’t actually Voltaire who said that…)


Whether this “gotcha” is fair or not, it has given rise to a far more interesting crypto debate than the tiresome, yearlong squabble between Craig Wright-supporting BSV holders and Craig Wright-loathing BTC holders, the one that triggered the delisting in the first place. (Before Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, made his decision, BTC supporters had pressured him to punish Wright for filing defamation lawsuits against Twitter accounts that had refuted the bitcoin SV founder’s claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.)

🗞 JPMorgan Expanding Blockchain Project With 220 Banks to Include Payments

Investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is planning to expand an existing blockchain project to include settlement features as it seeks to fend off competition from payments upstarts such as TransferWise and Ripple.


The blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN), set up in partnership with Australia’s ANZ bank and the Royal Bank of Canada back in 2017, currently allows its over 220 banking members to quickly address payments that contain errors or get held up for compliance reasons – problems that can takes weeks to solve with multiple banks being involved across the payments chain.


The Financial Times reported Sunday that John Hunter, head of global clearing at JPMorgan, said the IIN is fast developing and that the bank is “looking at the ability to do more at the point of settlement.”

🗞Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market

Fundstrat Global Advisors founder Tom Lee pointed out that the value currently reported by his company’s bitcoin (BTC) sentiment indicator Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) has never been seen in a bear market. Lee made his comments during an interview with Cointelegraph published on April 19.


During the interview, Lee noted that through 2018, the BMI has not been over 50, while it now recently touched a value of 89. According to Lee, values over 67 have never taken place in a bear market.

Lee concluded:
“It means that a bull market is likely starting.”

🗞 An Interview With Congressional Hopeful James Felton Keith

James Felton Keith is the kind of guy who’s so clean-cut, it’s intimidating, from the sharply-pressed suit right down to the meticulously trimmed nails. He has delicate features, studied economics at Harvard, and is often known by his patrician initials: J.F.K.


But his origins, and frequently his demeanor, are a lot more hardscrabble than all that suggests. Keith, who is black, grew up in Detroit—we met there when he spoke at the RadicalxChange conference—before transitioning to New York. He considers the Big Apple home, and now he’s mounting a 2020 campaign to depose incumbent Adriano Espaillat in New York’s 13th Congressional District, which encompasses both Harlem and Washington Heights—a cultural spectrum Keith says he’s well-positioned to span.

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📑 Daily Crypto Calendar, April, 22nd💰

“After 2 years of development, we are proud to announce that IoTeX Mainnet Alpha will be launched on April 22.”

“The Emblem Mobile Wallet is nearing completion and I expect to begin rolling it out to the community over the next 2 weeks.”

Binance will delist “Bitcoin SV” BCHSV on April 22, 2019.

“April 22nd, the biggest partner of Phantasma until now will be revealed”

“DATE CONFIRMED The first phase of #BiboxOrbit will launch on Apr 22.”

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STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yesterday :

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Here is the current chart :

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I have been a little bit too much optimist yesterday by enjoying the break of the resistance line at 0.43$. We had a little UP just after that break but the sellers came back powerfully and just destroy that line again within some hours. Everything has to be done again now… and we have even the risk to go test the support line in orange around 0.39$. Let’s see friends…

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BITCOIN – 22 Apr

NVT spiking to 128 from 113 while btc price remains about the same. On 4hr chart, possible to test/fake breakout with upper shadow for ascending triangle or big symmetrical triangle before pullback. Or it might just pullback to test ascending triangle bottom. Again it would be good for it to selloff and test the 200 MA on daily follow by a bounce off to confirm the strength of bull. LTC might be leading the trend, LTC halving in Aug 2019, if it repeat 2015 pattern, the next dip will be a good entry before the next bull run.
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Forex Relative Strength Analysis Report For Week Starting 4/21/19

Some of the world’s currencies are accepted for most international transactions. The most popular currencies are accepted for most international transactions are the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the yen. However, the U.S. dollar is the most popular. And in the foreign exchange market 90 of forex trading involves the U.S. dollar.  Thus, when assessing the relative strength of the most popular currencies in the world, it’s always against the U.S. dollar, using the daily time frame chart.

The “major” forex currency pairs are the major countries that are paired with the U.S. dollar (the nicknames of the