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Macky Sta. Maria, Axie Infinity Player ng Cabanatuan: Pagbabago ng Pananaw at Pangarap sa Buhay

Ano na nga ba ang pinagkaka-abalahan ni Macky ngayon? Ito ang kanyang kwentong #SalamatAxie at #PlayToEarn.

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Sa isang bayan sa Nueva Ecija, maraming mga Pilipino ang kumita ng sapat sa kanilang pangangailangan dahil sa paglalaro ng NFT game na Axie Infinity. Bumisita si Leah Callon-Butler, columnist sa crypto news site na Coindesk at director ng Emfarsis, kasama si Nathan Smale, principal consultant ng Emfarsis, sa Cabanatuan upang makita ang mga Pilipinong nagbago ang buhay ng dahil sa “Play-to-Earn.”

Dito sa pang-apat na parte ng “Play-to-Earn Profiles, aking ininterview si Macky Sta Maria, isang tricycle driver na nakabangon dahil sa paglalaro ng Axie Infinity at scholar ng AxU (Axie Unversity) sa Cabanatuan. Nainterview din siya documentary na pinamagatang: “Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines” na produced ng Yield Guild Games kasama ang Delphi Digital at dinirek ng Emfarsis.

Ano na ba ang pinagkakaabalahan ni Macky ngayon? Ito ang kanyang Kwentong #SalamatAxie at #PlayToEarn.

Tagalog: Macky Sta. Maria, Tricycle Driver and AxU Scholar 

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Si Macky ay isang tricycle driver. Nagsimula siyang maglaro ng Axie Infinity noong January 2021. Ang inaasahan nyang payout ngayong buwan ng Mayo galing sa paglalaro ng game ay nasa Php 50,000.

Kumikita si Macky ng Php 100 to Php 200 araw-araw mula sa pamamasada ng kanyang tricycle

Bago siya na-introduce sa Axie ang iniisip lamang niya ay kung sapat ang perang maiuuwi niya sa bahay sa araw-araw para makatulong sa pagtustos ng pangangailangan nila. 

Nang makuha ni Macky ang una niyang payout mula sa paglalaro ng Axie Infinity noong February, nag-iba na ang pananaw niya kung paano kumita ng pera. Nag-iisip na din si Macky ng maliit na business sa buy and sell pag nakuha niya ang payout nya ngayong Mayo.

Paano mo nalaman ang Axie Infinity?

John John (Spraky) ng Axie University

Si John John o mas kilala sa pangalang Spraky ang nag-introduce kay Macky ng Axie Infinity noong January 2020. Si Macky ay isang tricycle driver pero nang dahil sa pandemya lubos na naapektuhan ang araw-araw niyang kita lalo na at nagkaroon pa ng community quarantine at social distancing, imbes na mas marami pa siyang masasakay sa kanyang tricycle ngayon ay paisa-isa na lamang.

Paano ka natutong maglaro?

Mataas ang game IQ ni Macky, ayon kay Spraky, kaya natutunan din niya ang game kaagad. Si Macky ay nag a-average ng 200-250 Small Love Potion (SLP) ang ibang mga players ay nasa 100-150 SLP lamang.

Gaano ka na katagal naglalaro ng Axie Infinity?

Nagsimula ako maglaro nitong January 2021 lang. Apat na buwan na ako naglalaro ng Axie.

Macky

Na-introduce mo na ba ang Axie sa pamilya mo at mga kaibigan mo?

Na-introduce na niya ang larong Axie Infinity sa kanyang mga kaibigan, halos lahat sa mga ito ay meron na ring scholarship galing sa Axie University (AxU) ng Nueva Ecija.

Paano binago ng Axie Infinity ang buhay mo?

“Dati masaya na ako kapag nakakapag-uwi ako ng halagang Php 200 mula sa pamamasada ng tricycle, pandagdag din iyon sa pambili ng pagkain namin sa araw-araw. Sabi ko makakuha lang ako ng Php 3,000 sa paglalaro ng Axie masaya na ako. Nang nakuha ko ang unang payout ko nung February na Php 10,000 tuwang-tuwa ako, pati si mommy tuwang-tuwa din,” ayon kay Macky.

Nag e-expect si Macky ngayong buwan ng Mayo ng payout na nasa Php 50,000 to Php 60,000. Iniisip nya mag tayo ng buy and sell business ng mga motorsiklo. Ang ibang pera naman ay gagamitin niya sa pagpapa-gawa ng terrace nila. At gagastusin sa pagpapagamot ng mommy niya, may sakit kasi ang mommy nya at dahil sa kaunting pera na kinikita niya sa pamamasada hindi niya ito maipatingin sa doktor. 

Dahil sa paglalaro ng Axie Infinity hindi lamang matustusan nito ang pang araw-araw na pangangailangan ng pamilya ni Macky. Binago din nito ang pananaw nila sa buhay. Kung dati rati pagkain lang sa hapag kainan, ngayon pangarap na nya magkaroon ng sariling business at mamuhay ng komportable sa araw-araw na hindi na nila kailangang isipin kung sapat ba ang kikitain niya sa pagba-byahe ng tricycle. 

English: Interview with Macky Sta Maria, Tricycle Driver, AxU Scholar

In one rural area in the Philippines, an entire community has earned a living from playing the blockchain game called Axie Infinity. Leah Callon-Butler, columnist for major crypto news publication Coindesk and director of consultancy firm Emfarsis, together with Emfarsis’ principal consultant Nathan Smale travelled to Cabanatuan to meet the very people whose lives have changed because of “Play-to-Earn.”

In the fourth article in our “Play-to-Earn Profiles” series, I interviewed Macky Sta. Maria, a tricycle driver who is now  an Axie Infinity player and a scholar of AxU (Axie University) in Cabanatuan who appeared in the documentary: Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines” produced by Yield Guild Games in collaboration with Delphi Digital and directed by Emfarsis.

What’s Macky up to these days? This is his #PlayToEarn and #ThanksAxie story.

The 22-year old tricycle driver from Nueva Ecija, Macky Sta Maria, started playing Axie Infinity in January 2021. This May, he expects to receive at least Php 50,000 from playing the game. This will be his second pay since he started almost four months ago.

Before Macky was introduced to the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, he was earning Php 100 to Php 200 daily for driving people around their village using a tricycle. As a typical family-oriented Filipino, all he cared about is the little amount he can bring back to his home to help provide food on the table.

As Macky started receiving his pay on Axie Infinity as a scholar, a sudden change was brought to his family’s lives.  Money has become less of an issue and he’s longer worried about how much money he can get from driving his tricycle. 

Now, using the earnings he will receive from playing Axie Infinity, he’s planning to start a buy and sell business.

How did you learn about ‘Axie Infinity’? Who Introduced you to the game?

Ken, John, at John John (Spraky) of Axie University

The co-founder of Axie University, John John, aka Spraky, introduced Macky to Axie Infinity in January 2020. Macky is a tricycle driver, but because of the pandemic and as community quarantine and social distancing were imposed, his ability to earn a living has become very limited.

How did you learn to play?

Macky has a high game IQ so he understood the game outright. He averages 250 Small Love Potion (SLP) daily while most players are in between 150-200 SLP, he gets the most of his play time. 

How long have you been playing now? 

He started playing in January 2021 and has been playing for almost 4 months now.

Have you introduced other players to the game?

Macky introduced the game to his circle of friends and through Axie University (AxU), they were all given a scholarship program. Often, they gather around and play Axie Infinity together.  

How did playing Axie Infinity change your life? What is the biggest contribution of Axie in your life?

“Before, I’m already grateful for bringing home at least Php 200 everyday from driving my tricycle. When I was introduced to Axie, I said I only wish to earn at least Php 3000, but I got more! My first payout in February was P10,000. My mother and I jumped for joy. I have never held this much money in my entire life. I bought a new mobile phone so I can use it reliably for playing Axie and the rest of the money I gave to my mother,” said Macky.

Macky is expecting around Php 50,000 to Php 60,000 payout this month from playing Axie Infinity. He plans to put up a small buy and sell motorcycle business.

He also plans to set aside some money for some home renovation. Above all, a portion of this earning will be spent for his mother’s doctor’s visits. 

Macky’s mom has been sick for some time now and because of limited money, his mother’s access to health care was compromised. Finding the best doctor for his mother’s needs and the laboratory fees became a huge challenge. 

With all the help of Axie Infinity and the expectation to get paid this month, Macky’s mom’s hospitalization is now seen in a new light. Finally, she’ll be getting the proper medical attention she needs!

Moreover, the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity doesn’t only provide sustenance for Macky’s family’s daily needs. Axie Infinity is changing lives, allowing every player to dream big and aim high not only for themselves but for their families too.

This article is published on BitPinas: Macky Sta. Maria, Axie Infinity Player ng Cabanatuan: Pagbabago ng Pananaw at Pangarap sa Buhay

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Institutions Are Purchasing Bitcoin, Politicians Need More Crypto Education: Novogratz

According to Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz, crypto such as Bitcoin has recovered because institutions are purchasing.

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According to Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz, crypto such as Bitcoin has recovered because institutions are showing great interest in them. 

In response to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s anti-crypto position, he remarked, “We need to do a lot better job traveling to D.C. to educate politicians.”

Novogratz Says Institutions Are Purchasing Bitcoin

The CEO of Galaxy Digital, Mike Novogratz, stated his viewpoint on bitcoin in a CNBC interview on Wednesday. 

He was asked about the recent Bitcoin price activity and what seems to be pushing the cryptocurrency’s price back to the $40,000 mark. The pro-bitcoin executive responded, saying:

“Because institutions are purchasing, cryptocurrency has recovered.”

As an example, he mentioned the FTX exchange. The exchange just secured $900 million in funding from more than 60 investors, valuing the firm at $18 billion. 

Softbank Group Corp., Sequoia Capital, private equity behemoth Thoma Bravo, Daniel Loeb’s Third Point, the Paul Tudor Jones family, and British hedge fund manager Alan Howard were among the investors.

He rejected the notion that the price increase was caused by reports that Amazon may accept bitcoin payments.

He emphasized that institutions are some of the world’s best investors, and they are investing in the crypto sector, saying:

“That signaled to the whole crypto market that this isn’t going away.”

“This was partially a massive short-covering rally, but it was also an awareness that this is a legitimate market that isn’t going away,” said Galaxy Digital CEO.

Novogratz Thinks Politicians Need More Crypto Education

Mike Novogratz was also questioned about the cryptocurrency regulation. Also, what it might look like in the United States, particularly in light of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s warnings.

Moreover, Warren’s caution about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price puts ordinary investors and companies who take Bitcoin at risk. Furthermore, she said that those who utilize Bitcoin as a form of payment are criminals.

In response to Senator Warren’s statements on cryptocurrency, Galaxy Digital CEO Novogratz said:

“It was a letdown. She was arrogant. She was smug. She was quite dissatisfied since she had not completed any job. This is cutting-edge technology. She’s supposed to be a liberal.”

“Crypto is on the hunt for rent takers. Consider DeFi [decentralized finance]. Consider the NFT [non-fungible token] revolution. It will give artists and creators more control over the individuals who used to make money off their backs. So, extremely upsetting and disappointing,” he added.

It just informs us… We need to do a lot better job of traveling to Washington, D.C. and educating [politicians].

On Tuesday, Novogratz Replies to Warren’s Anti-Cryptocurrency Position On Twitter

“Banks charged $12 billion in overdraft fees, tens of millions in ATM fees, and tens of millions in checking account costs. 

However, you continue to pursue crypto, where saving and money transfer are a fraction of what banks provide. Senator Warren, you did an excellent job. “You don’t appear to be very progressive to me,” Novogratz tweeted, adding:

We would not have had the mortgage crisis if banks had the openness of DeFi processes. DeFi will prevail because it is superior.

“Atomic settling. Bearer assets are assets that are held by the bearer. Composability. Transparency. All that remains is to prepare for the impending KYC. “We must educate our politicians,” he said.

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RUNE Technical Analysis: Look Out for the Second and Third Resistance Levels of $5.29 and $5.75

RUNE has tested and broken out of the 23.6% FIB retracement level of $4.82. It may further break out of the 23.6% FIB extension level of $5.38. Thus, as of now, the bulls are strong. The price uptrend is likely to continue tomorrow as well.

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Thorchain is a 100% autonomous and decentralized liquidity protocol. It facilitates users to make crypto deposits and provides liquidity through yield farming. Users can also execute swap transactions on the Thorchain platform using web and desktop interfaces. RUNE is the native token of this ecosystem. Let us look at the technical analysis of RUNE.

Past Performance

On Jul 22, 2021, RUNE opened at $4.30. On Jul 28, 2021, RUNE closed at $4.66. Thus, in the past week, the price has increased by roughly 8%. In the last 24 hours, RUNE has traded between $3.90-$5.10.

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Day-Ahead and Tomorrow

Currently, RUNE is trading at $5.09. The price has increased from the day’s opening price of $4.66. Thus, the market seems bullish.

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The MACD and signal lines are positive. Moreover, a bullish crossover by the MACD line over the signal line has occurred. Thus, the overall market momentum is bullish. Hence, we can expect the price to rise further.

Currently, the RSI indicator is at 62%. It faced rejection at 55% and rose to the current level. Hence, buying pressures are high. High buying activity will exert upward pressure on the RUNE price.

However, the OBV indicator is upward sloping. Thus, buying volumes are higher than selling volumes. Hence, the price may rise further.

In short, all three indicators have given bullish signals. Hence, the price is most likely to rise.

RUNE Technical Analysis

Currently, the price is above the first Fibonacci pivot resistance level of $5.01. The price may soon surpass the second and third resistance levels of $5.29 and $5.75, respectively.

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The price has tested and broken out of the 23.6% FIB retracement level of $4.82. It may further break out of the 23.6% FIB extension level of $5.38. Thus, as of now, the bulls are strong. The price uptrend is likely to continue tomorrow as well.

#RUNE #Thorchain

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Bitcoin Needs Rules That Allow Innovation: Sen Cynthia Lummis

In an interview with Fox News show “Varney & Co”, Republican senator and longtime Bitcoin advocate Cynthia Lummis shared her views on crypto regulation.

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In an interview with Fox News show “Varney & Co”, Republican senator and longtime Bitcoin advocate Cynthia Lummis shared her views on crypto regulation. Shortly after, the politician linked the interview to a tweet, where she asserted that massive government spending in the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital assets.

Cynthia Lummis Demands a Regulatory Sandbox for Bitcoin

During her cable TV appearance, Lummis emphasized that any regulations for cryptocurrencies should be accompanied by “good solid definitions.” She said that the end result of this process should be a “regulatory sandbox” that allows innovation to continue. 

The senator also expressed her own interest in Bitcoin as a store of value and highlighted that regulators must ensure that the currency remains instrumental for this purpose. But she pointed out that if the US were to approach the flagship crypto as a legal tender, like El Salvador, then the asset must comply with the bank secrecy act and anti-money laundering laws. 

“We want to make sure that it is used legitimately and that it can be ferreted out when it’s used nefariously,” she said.

Lummis also outlined her support for the crypto miners banned by China transitioning to the country. “We wanna make sure that these miners coming to the US from China…can come to places like Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and elsewhere. Where they can get the energy to mine it and then once it’s produced that it can be on the blockchain in a way that enhances the non-fiat currency advantages that cryptocurrency has,” she told Fox host Stuart Varney.

Government Spending Leading to a “Flight to Digital Assets”

Unlike some Bitcoin maximalists who favor “hyperbitcoinization”, senator Lummis is a strong supporter of the USD as a reserve currency. Following her television interview, she posted a tweet alleging that government spending has “debased” the dollar and hastened the adoption of virtual currencies. She also suggested that this is the worst way to push people towards digital assets.

According to senator Lummis, the government must limit its spending to protect the status of the dollar. She stated:

“I want USD to continue as the world’s reserve currency. We need to reign in spending & support financial innovation on US soil.” 

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Bitcoin Needs Rules That Allow Innovation: Sen Cynthia Lummis

In an interview with Fox News show “Varney & Co”, Republican senator and longtime Bitcoin advocate Cynthia Lummis shared her views on crypto regulation.

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In an interview with Fox News show “Varney & Co”, Republican senator and longtime Bitcoin advocate Cynthia Lummis shared her views on crypto regulation. Shortly after, the politician linked the interview to a tweet, where she asserted that massive government spending in the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital assets.

Cynthia Lummis Demands a Regulatory Sandbox for Bitcoin

During her cable TV appearance, Lummis emphasized that any regulations for cryptocurrencies should be accompanied by “good solid definitions.” She said that the end result of this process should be a “regulatory sandbox” that allows innovation to continue. 

The senator also expressed her own interest in Bitcoin as a store of value and highlighted that regulators must ensure that the currency remains instrumental for this purpose. But she pointed out that if the US were to approach the flagship crypto as a legal tender, like El Salvador, then the asset must comply with the bank secrecy act and anti-money laundering laws. 

“We want to make sure that it is used legitimately and that it can be ferreted out when it’s used nefariously,” she said.

Lummis also outlined her support for the crypto miners banned by China transitioning to the country. “We wanna make sure that these miners coming to the US from China…can come to places like Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and elsewhere. Where they can get the energy to mine it and then once it’s produced that it can be on the blockchain in a way that enhances the non-fiat currency advantages that cryptocurrency has,” she told Fox host Stuart Varney.

Government Spending Leading to a “Flight to Digital Assets”

Unlike some Bitcoin maximalists who favor “hyperbitcoinization”, senator Lummis is a strong supporter of the USD as a reserve currency. Following her television interview, she posted a tweet alleging that government spending has “debased” the dollar and hastened the adoption of virtual currencies. She also suggested that this is the worst way to push people towards digital assets.

According to senator Lummis, the government must limit its spending to protect the status of the dollar. She stated:

“I want USD to continue as the world’s reserve currency. We need to reign in spending & support financial innovation on US soil.” 

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#Bitcoin regulation #Crypto regulation #Cynthia Lummis #Fox News

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