September 6, 2019(updated September 6, 2019) Published by olasamuel
It’s been a while that I have prepared a new writeup. The posts I upload most of this days are the ones I wrote a whole ago. I do come up with at least 3 articles per day normally but I haven’t been able to come up with any for the past few weeks now.
Things has not been too rosy for me lately. I really need things to get easier for me. I hate stress even though I know we can’t do without it. I need everything to fall in place real soon so that I can put all my concentration back into these online things.
God, please kindly intervene in my matter and help me out. Make everything fall in place for me and for other people that needs your help as well. Thanks to you for all you’ve done.
Happiness, the sole proprietor of good things Happiness, the healer of a sad mind Happiness, the true companion of an angry person Happiness, may we all experience it in all of our endeavors
September 6, 2019(updated September 6, 2019) Published by shaunmza
I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I am building a walk in shower. The reason being that I can have a large entrance, so that it would be easier and less effort to go shower.
It also fits well in the space left by taking out the bath, bases for showers can be quite inexpensive, however if you start looking at bases for walk in showers things get crazy.
So we make our own. Above is the layout I chose, still having the bricks form the outline of the shower, but arranged differently so that the profile was as low as possible.
All the bricks mortared in place. I was considering chopping out the tiles underneath but considering that I will be casting cement over it, I doubt it would be an issue.
I split the base in two so that I can taper the portion with the drain inward and make sure all the water flows nicely away. The part on the right of the screen will also be tapered, but can have a simple slope which is easier to do.
Remember I am in IT, I am not a builder so I wing it and improvise / learn as I go along.
It was getting close to the time for my mother-in-law to move in, so I was trying to get things done quickly, hence no in between photo’s 🙁
Here I am chipping the tiles away from the wall, I will be building a wall of glass blocks and wanted to make sure that they would be more secure against the wall. Mortar does not stick well to tiles, so they had to go.
Fortunately the existing tiles got up to about the same height as I want the wall to go, it’s as if it was meant to be!
Here I was doing a trial fit to see how well I had calculated the need for the blocks. Even though the length was largely determined by the mark left on the wall where the bath was, it works out ok.
A different view with the blocks. Is it starting to make sense? For me this is the part where this project became more rewarding, seeing how something you had, only in your mind, seeing how that develops and progresses.
A top official at China’s central bank has confirmed that the country’s forthcoming digital currency will bear similarities to Facebook’s Libra token.
The English-language website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported the news on Sept. 6, citing prior coverage by Shanghai Securities News, which is owned by the official Chinese state-run Xinhua News Agency. “We need to plan ahead for a rainy day”
Mu Changchun — deputy director of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC)’s payments department — has said that China’s digital currency will be supported across major e-payments platforms such as Tencent’s WeChat and Alibaba-backed Alipay. The tokens will be guaranteed by the central bank and thus as secure as PBoC-issued paper notes and can be used without an internet connection, to ensure that transactions can continue even in the event that communications networks are down.
Crypto exchange Binance is launching a dollar-backed stablecoin in the U.S.
Moreover, the new Binance USD (BUSD) has received the blessing of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The exchange announced Thursday that NYDFS had approved the new offering, which Binance is launching in partnership with the Paxos Trust Company.
The Binance stablecoin will be backed by U.S. dollars on a 1:1 ratio, according to a press release. The offering joins the Paxos Standard and the Gemini Dollar as an NYDFS-approved stablecoin.
At launch, verified Paxos customers will be able to directly purchase BUSD tokens through the company’s wallet using either U.S. dollars or PAX, its own stablecoin. Binance users will likewise be able to trade BUSD for bitcoin, binance coin or XRP.
Mark Mobius, major investor and founding partner of Mobius Capital Partners, is still bearish on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology… with some caveats.
Speaking on CNBC’s The Squawk Box this morning concerning emerging markets and safe-haven asset classes, Mobius said cryptocurrencies, like fiat, are backed by faith and only hold utility as far as others are willing to use them.
“The bottom line is there is a whole generation of people who have faith in the internet, they have faith in these cryptocurrencies…the degree to which a cryptocurrency can enable you to buy something and you believe that to be the case, then that’s fine.”
Mobius said a gold-backed cryptocurrency run on the blockchain would be of interest, however. “If there is a cryptocurrency that is really backed by gold and there is a meaningful agreement and some kind of modern thing connection, then this could be quite interesting,” he said.
A $1 billion Bitcoin (BTC) transaction has become conspicuous not because of its size but because its sender spent far too much on fees. Someone could have sent 94K BTC for $35
Social media users were guessing at the origin and destination of the funds on Sept. 6, which involved 94,504 BTC ($1.018 billion).
According to Twitter-based monitoring resource Whale Alert, the transaction did not involve known wallets or those belonging to a specific cryptocurrency-related organization, such as an exchange. One theory suggested the funds may be tied to institutional trading platform Bakkt, which begins accepting client deposits today. “Institutions
building inventory for their market-making needs going forward,” commented Max Keiser on the giant transaction. He added: “This = effective ‘put’ on the BTC price at $9,000 (as I’ve been reporting for several yrs now). Ie, institutions are net-buyers of any BTC that shows up at $9k. Risk/reward now for buyers is excellent.”
“Xensor will be listed in IDAX exchange on September 6th, 2019”
STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion
Here is the chart of yersterday :
Here is the current chart :
Yesterday I was saying you that we need an increase of volume and volatility to break the support line at 0.18$. It happened only some hours after my article. The only negative point is that we are doing a pull back on this support line at 0.18$ but we already broke back the support. It is not a drama as this kind of pullback is not always precise but we must see in the coming hours a bounce from the levels at 0.18$ and see a UP continuation to validate this nice movement. If it is not the case, I’m afraid that this UP would have just been a pump and dump…