Everything about Ethereum Merge on Blockcast.cc Twitter Spaces

Everything about Ethereum Merge on Blockcast.cc Twitter Spaces

Ethereum Merge is a hotly anticipated and long-awaited upgrade.

The Merge represents the Ethereum network’s shift to proof-of-stake (PoS), its new system (also called a “consensus mechanism”) for authenticating crypto transactions. The reason the change from PoW to PoS is called “the Merge” is because the already running beacon chain will merge with the existing Ethereum mainnet chain.

On the other hand- The fork, commonly referred to as ETHPoW, will share the same transaction history as the main Ethereum network but start creating its own blocks. What does this mean to the market? Are we looking at more volatility?

Organizer: Blockcast (https://twitter.com/Blockcastcc)
Moderator: Scoot Tripp (https://twitter.com/Cryptobeast32)

Guests:
Jenny Zheng, BD Lead of Bybit NFT
Anndy Lian, Book Author of NFT: From Zero to Hero
Leo, BitCoke Partner
Dr Z, Ethereum Fair Dev
Satoshi_song, Ethereum Fair Dev
Yu Han Wong, Strategy Advisor, Moledao
Pitbull Core Dev

1. The merger of Ethereum is getting closer (expected on the 13th to the 15th). Some uncertainties are reported from time to time, whether there will be a delay, and what will be the impact of the success or failure of the merger?

2. What should we pay attention to when Ethereum hard forks, and what opportunities will there be?

3. The Ethereum Foundation opposes the fork. What measures will they take to organize the fork, such as technical containment, will it have a substantial impact on the fork?

3. The fork is imminent, some exchanges have expressed their support, and many major ones are waiting to see. What advice do you have for the exchange holders?

4. As one of the hard fork chains, what progress has EthereumFair (ETF) made so far? What are the highlights compared to other fork chains?

5. Whether the stability of the mining pool computing power can be stabilized in a relatively short period of time (currently most mining pools fluctuate greatly)

6. What preparations do miners need to do to support POW?

7. After the successful fork of the ETF, what major plans and actions have the community made? Can you share your roadmap?

8. Where will miners move after Ethereum with their miners, what are your thoughts?

9 What risks will the Ethereum Merge pose, specifically in terms of stablecoins and forks?

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Elon Musk changes Twitter pic to Bored Ape NFTs, experts advise thorough research on investments

Elon Musk changes Twitter pic to Bored Ape NFTs, experts advise thorough research on investments

Even as billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has put up a collage picture featuring several Bored Ape nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as his Twitter profile picture, with Ape 5809 in the center, experts have advised that investments should be based on thorough research and that investors should not get swayed by the views of any one individual.

Musk’s Twitter profile picture change was followed by a tweet that said, “I dunno … seems kinda fungible.”

The NFTs featured in Musk’s profile picture are all from different artists, each with a unique design and serial number.

ApeCoin, used to vote on community decisions and other services within the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) ecosystem, immediately surged 20% to $17.60, data showed after the change, and was trading at $157 later in the day.

“We have seen the effect of Musk’s Twitter play on APE. This only goes on to prove once again how vulnerable cryptos are. Any currency, whether fiat or cryptos, should not get swayed by any one person, irrespective of his position or net worth. What is needed here is that the crypto community rallies together and does not buy or sell tokens basis the views of any one individual. There should be thorough research done before buying new tokens. People can make sound returns on their investments only if they invest for the long term based on their own research of the fundamentals surrounding the token,” says Aliasgar Merchant, Developer Relations Engineer at Ignite.

Shortly after Musk made the change, Michael Bouhanna, a contemporary art specialist at auction house Sotheby’s, took to Twitter to call him out for using the image. Bouhanna said he created the picture for Sotheby’s $24 million sale of 101 Bored Apes in September, which included Ape 5809.

Musk, who recently hogged the headlines for acquiring Twitter, is a crypto enthusiast and the recent move shows his apparent interest in NFTs too.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE exchange, says that Musk is trying to tell people that NFTs are kind of fungible in some ways and that one can replicate it freely, put it anywhere one wants but does not own it.

“The other thing is I do see a surge of 19% on ApeCoin when Elon changed his profile image to Bored Ape NFT. Playing the devil here. I would really hope to see a token plunges next time when Elon tweets about it. This would an interesting social experiment,” Lian adds.

Raj Kapoor, chief Advisor at aCryptoverse, a blockchain and crypto advisory firm, says Musk has a significant influence over the cryptocurrency market and this was clearly on display by this move.

“If we also observe, almost 10 Bored Apes had been sold since Musk revised his Twitter profile photo, and the floor price had raised by 10 Eth. I would call this the Musk Effect,” Kapoor says.

NFTs are non-interchangeable units of data stored on a blockchain that can be sold and traded and are often associated with digital files such as photos, videos, and audio.

BAYC NFTs are highly desired among NFT collectors. The recent NFT project launch by Yuga Labs, makers of the Bored Ape NFT, caused gas fees on Ethereum to rise by thousands of dollars.

Several celebrities have or had put up Bored Ape pictures as Twitter profile pictures in recent times. Basketball star Stephen Curry and musician Steve Aoki are among the celebrities who have done it.

Musk received flak from the NFT community, with some saying Elon Musk made a collage of “screenshotted bored apes his profile picture to troll NFT owners.” Others believe Musk is trying to signal his intention to get into the NFT space.

 

 

 

Original Source: https://blockchainassetreview.com/elon-musk-changes-twitter-pic-to-bored-ape-nfts-experts-advise-thorough-research-on-investments/

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Dataverse/Metaverse Twitter Spaces: Speakers Camilo Echeverri; Borget Sebastien; Anndy Lian etc

Dataverse/Metaverse Twitter Spaces: Speakers Camilo Echeverri; Borget Sebastien; Anndy Lian etc

Metaverse has been the talk of the town since Facebook’s decision to rebrand as Meta in October this year. However, the word “metaverse”, a portmanteau of “meta-“ (meaning beyond) and “universe”, existed way before this. The term “Metaverse” is often credited to Author Neal Stephenson’s 1992 dystopic, sci-fi novel Snow Crash, and many see a more recent inspiration in Earnest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. Unlike what is portrayed in movies and blockbusters, the metaverse I’m talking about is far from the stuff of sci-fi – and we’re not unfamiliar to it.

The concept of metaverse, also known to many as “Web3.0”, clearly means extremely different things to different people. The metaverse is currently split into two categories – a world of gaming and game creations, and a blockchain-based digital world. The former is made up of a series of embryonic digital spaces such as Facebook’s Horizon, Fortnite, and Roblox, while the latter houses Decentraland. These spaces have clear boundaries, different rules and objectives, and differing rates of growth.

The metaverse could fundamentally change the way we interact with the digital world. In the same way, non-fungible tokens (NFT) have brought new opportunities to creators, artists, and gamers, the metaverse could very possibly not just reshape the creator economy, but invent it anew.

MGH DAO organised a Twitter Spaces session inviting metaverse experts and enthusiasts to talk about Metaverses in general.

– How far will the ongoing Metaverse trend go?
– In what context is the Metaverse related to the Dataverse?
– “MetaFi“ and now “DataFi”?
– How is the Dataverse supporting fair pricing within the Metaverse?

The MGH DAO strives to foster the convergence of DeFi, NFTs, the Metaverse, oracles and AI. The goal is to foster an ecosystem that enables access to decentralized NFT Pools and NFT Pool Tokens (synthetic assets tracking the pool value) and thus enhancing the value factor of NFTs without the sacrifice of ownership for NFT holders – they can stake their NFTs but do not have to sell them. Furthermore, MGH DAO will provide a sophisticated AI-based oracle that allows the analysis of the respective NFT’s fair value and seamless, transparent integration into the NFT Pool.

Camilo Echeverri, Co-Founder & Operations mentioned “Seeing all these developments of play-to-earn and metaverses is really motivating because Web3 is going to change everything, especially in the way we interact on the Internet.” When asked what is metaverse to him. His answer was “The metaverse is a place on the Internet where you can watch your favourite movies, play your favourite games, listen to your favourite artist, and do everything you like with your friends and family.

Borget Sebastien, Co-Founder and COO, The Sandbox was also invited as a speaker for this session. “Imagine the metaverse as a digital parallel world where we can experience more social and immersive interactions from wherever we are in the world. We can choose our identity, play, collaborate, enjoy entertainment, and earn revenue. It will be fun and borderless.”

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange commented too that “The economy is growing in metaverses. Cryptocurrency is playing a very big part in this whole development. A lot of governments do not have a good way to regulate De-Fi products. If we’re going to add DAO or metaverse to the scenario, it will take them a long time to catch up. We have to exercise self-regulation and constantly communicate with regulators to provide updates on the progress in the space, in order to minimise misconceptions of the crypto world.”

What does the future hold for metaverse? With Facebook’s extravagant entrance to the metaverse, and even rebranding themselves as Meta, Zuckerberg announced plans to fund $10 billion this year on the development of the metaverse – an ecosystem of interconnected digital experiences, services, and platforms that seamlessly blend with the real world. We certainly hope to see that Zuckerberg’s ambitions become our new reality.

Tech giants of all shapes and sizes, from Microsoft, Amazon, Tencent, and Alibaba, to Disney, and even Tinder, have announced their plans towards building a metaverse. What does this entail? Similar to Bitcoin, these whales will move and develop the metaverse faster than you can say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.

While it’s impossible to predict exactly how the metaverse will look like, or when it has reached its peak, the importance of cryptocurrencies for its growth is engraved in stone. As technologies like virtual reality develop, and current industry leaders like Facebook gets involved, advancements in blockchain technology and the world of cryptocurrency will play an equally important role in shaping the metaverse’s future.

 

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Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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