If you had bought bitcoin ten years ago, today you could’ve expected an astronomical return of over a million percent. Investments in cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, are attracting more and more people who seem to be completely unfamiliar with this field. There is nothing surprising in this: in times of crisis, when the ground is slipping from under your feet and no assets are seen as reliable, gold and digital currencies are your best bet. It is not for nothing that bitcoin was once dubbed “digital gold” – in many ways it really is the best way to describe the #1 digital asset. Judge for yourself: the number of BTCs is limited, it’ll always be extremely valuable, it can be sold at the best market price on thousands of sites, and it can act as a safe haven in times of crisis since its price does not directly correlate with stock market assets. No assets can give profits the way cryptocurrencies do, which, in recent years, have shown growth by hundreds and even thousands of percent. However, where the profit is high, the risk is also high, and the choice of a good platform for trading – a cryptocurrency exchange – becomes very important from the early stages of wanting to get into this field. On the one hand, the choice of crypto exchanges today is huge, on the other hand, not every one of them is easy to understand or reliable. A modern crypto exchange has strict security requirements and a set of tools that must satisfy both the pro and the beginner. About the Tidex Crypto Exchange: latest technology and a second wind The dark horse of 2022, claiming to be the leader in the field of cryptocurrency trading, is Tidex, an old-timer of the market, which has undergone a number of important updates this year. Tidex has changed its technical team, and with it came new ideas and important improvements in the technical core of the platform. The convenience of user interaction with the interface has grown. It has become more intuitive, its functionalities have grown as new tools that are necessary for trading professionals have been added. For beginners, the platform also looks like an ideal place to start working with cryptocurrencies, since it has several levels of interface complexity – unnecessary features can be turned off. The launch of the launchpad as a response to the market’s request Today, the crypto market is desperately short on projects in which investors could invest money. Yes, it might be developing very quickly, but demand is still much higher than supply. Therefore, the launch of a platform for conducting initial offers of project tokens is a sought-after niche that Tidex seeks to fill in response to the sharp market demand. This is not surprising, since more and more investors want to participate in IEOs today seeing how over the past few years, some tokens have given their owners a fabulous profit. The launchpad is a useful and profitable feature for all potential participants: for startups, it serves as a great opportunity to make themselves known, for investors, it can give them huge profits, and for the platform itself there are many factors such as the growth of the community and trading volumes, the expansion of token staking programs, etc. The Tidex team promises that the planned launchpad will become what the market has long been waiting for – a simple and convenient platform where as many as possible will be able to get access to early investments. Transition to the Metaverse Metaverse has almost become the main word in IT over the past few months. It’s impossible not to pay attention to this trend because even our good old Facebook is now known as Meta. The areas interested in creating their own metaverses go far beyond virtual services, and of course, companies associated with cryptocurrencies were among the first to pick up this trend. The Tidex team says that by the end of this year, the exchange will have its own metaverse, where users will be able to interact with the platform and each other on a whole new level. Of course, with the general interest in the metaverses, the introduction of this tool into the Tidex product pool will cause a serious influx of new customers and an increase in the value of the native token of the exchange, which will become the main currency in the world created. The Tidex team believes that the launch of metaverses that will eventually be able to communicate with each other will be a real impetus for the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies in the world. About the advantages of the Tidex cryptocurrency exchange: One of the lowest commissions on the market, which can be reduced to almost zero depending on the trading activity and the use of the native token of the exchange. The maximum commission is 0.2%. The deposit is free, withdrawal commissions are minimal in the market and vary depending on the asset. A huge pool of tools for professionals, a user-friendly TradingView terminal – no need to spend time learning, you can start trading right away. There are advanced charting features with the ability to visualize orders and positions, as well as price alerts. Tidex puts security above all: storage on the platform is 98% cold, in other terms, customer funds are not located on centralized servers but are stored offline in offline storage. Automatic DDoS protection is used, backups are updated daily, and two-factor authentication for users is required. On the website, you can exchange cryptocurrencies without a commission instantly. You can buy crypto for fiat directly from a bank card. Internal codes operate on the site: by generating a code, you can send money to another user as quickly, conveniently and safely as possible. There is no commission for sending and receiving codes. One of the coolest features of Tidex is its super-profitable staking. This is a way to earn money on coins that are added to a special wallet and, depending on the conditions, stay there for a specific amount of time. During this time, in exchange for providing liquidity to the site, the user receives a percentage of the coins in the vault. Now Tidex is staking the popular AAVE coin at 3.5% per day.
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As the global pandemic has forced regular gaming-enthusiasts to move online, new opportunities for the virtual, NFT-powered future have been created. Only recently, the company Evolution Gaming started using CryptoPunks, the famous NFT collection, as slot machine prizes. According to their press release, CryptoPunks will be used for their “NFT Megaways” game.
Now, the newly-created Flamingo gaming project is a good example of how NFTs are set to revolutionize this industry.
What is the Flamingo NFT Project?
Flamingo club is an NFT virtual gaming project. The green light was given on January 21, 2022. The company is planning to build gaming facilities in a partnership with one of the oldest industry representatives in Las Vegas. Further, an entertainment center, a sports arena with a hockey team, golf courses, and horse racing in the Sandbox metaverse are also in the works. It is led by experienced industry leaders: David Aaronson, lawyer, and Vice-President of a large financial company and Waldo Lorenzo, a manager.
Importantly, every Flamingo club NFT holder will get a share of the profits generated in the Flamingo gaming club.
In terms of the numbers, the Flamingo club is made up of 11111 unique hand-drawn NFTs that are generated from over 300+ traits, increasing their rarity. As a rarity expert explains: “Rarity drives a large part of the economy around collectible NFTs and produces excitement. Rarity helps drive demand in an NFT project and diversifies a project by offering different levels of traits and utility.” All the cards can be purchased on OpenSea.
What are the use cases and benefits?
Examples of games and other entertainment that will be available on Flamingo include, but are not limited to, Blackjack: Of all the table games, there is none more classy than Blackjack, also known as 21, Roulette: The purest game of chance, roulette gives players a chance to test their luck by picking numbers on a wheel, choosing from 1 to 36, with a 0 and 00, or Mini-Baccarat: a casual, fun way to play this sophisticated high-limit classic. Users can bet on the "Player" or the "Banker". Whichever hand comes closest to 9 is the winner.
Apart from the wide collection of games, all Flamingo NFT holders will participate in draws. The prizes are significant, and include 150.000$ for 5 NFT holders, 10.000$ for 20 NFT holders, 10 Tesla's model 3 for 10 NFT holders, and 200 Apple iPhones 13 for 200 NFT holders. The chances of winning are more than just a statistical probability.
Above all, NFTs are revolutionizing the way money can be made. Gaming houses usually have the odds stacked in their favor for all games, although the house edge does vary on each one. So the house always wins. With Flamingo club, the user is the house, and is set to make returns on their investment from the share of profits made by the club (80% of the profits will be distributed). It is a safe way to make passive income from different activities without participating in them; without the risk of losing your own assets. It is a different way of doing business and participating in this sector.
The covid-fuelled rise in the industry was just the beginning. Nowadays, NFT projects are targeting this sector specifically, setting the tone for future developments. The growth potential is enormous, and with projects like Flamingo, users can find new ways of making money as passive income with low risk and no strings attached.
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Umbria Network is increasing access to projects built on the Avalanche (AVAX) and Polygon networks with its Narni bridging solution and partner programme.
The protocol is collaborating with a range of platforms to facilitate the fastest and cheapest migration of assets cross-chain for their users. Umbria has forged new partnerships with Polygon NFT and DeFi platforms and announces its first alliances with AVAX projects, which come swiftly after the official launch of its Avalanche bridge. The Narni Polygon and Avalanche bridges offer substantially faster and cheaper transactions than the official bridges for both networks with transfers typically taking less than four minutes and often costing just $4-$9.
Its latest partners (detailed below) endorse the Narni Bridge, recommending it to their communities for bridging crypto; many projects have also integrated the bridge widget into their platforms.
Avaxtars is the first browser-based Play to Earn (P2E) idle game on the Avalanche platform. AVXT is the ERC-20 Token of the AVAXTARS Game.
Vending Machines NFT is a unique NFT project on Avalanche, which aims to focus on beneficial utilities for its holders. Holders of the 4444 unique Vending Machine NFTs will get many perks such as: minting rewards, shared royalties, free NFT Airdrops and best of all, their own land in the Metaverse.
Aalpha - With a focus on community, Avalanche Alpha is a place where we can all come together under a single banner: reviewing projects, giving the spotlight to new ideas, and creating a better, safer outlook for the network as a whole.
Hamster Game is the NFT Trade-2-Earn game where Hamster NFTs are the traders with 193 visual traits for the Dump type and 194 for the Pump. Flip Hamsters on http://opensea.io as they trade and earn tokens. Frequent NFT trading means more tokens.
Cyborg Wolves – A generative collection of 5,555 NFTs (14 ETH traded) on the Polygon network created by 14-year-old Myles. The Cyborg Wolves are the meanest, baddest, yet sometimes cutest animals in the Cyborg universe defined by their "Bionic Eye" trait. The Cyborg Werewolves, an extension of the gen 1 collection, are minting March 18.
BetNFT presents Digital Greyhound Racing (DGR); a racing game that enables participants to select a greyhound from four bloodlines, and enter a race in a chance to claim a prize pool. Refining your skills in mastering elements such as breeding, distances, track conditions etc, will hold you in great stead in becoming a successful greyhound owner.
Polygon Ape Communityis a 1/1 collection of 5000 items on the Polygon chain. The collection symbolizes the hope of the Polygon community's growth. Each layer was hand-drawn with a coloring pencil and then run through an editing and generative art program to create a unique, presentable and special collection. 10% of all royalties will go towards #TEAMSEAS
Polyflip is a decentralized betting platform powered by Polygon Network and Chainlink. Unlike traditional casinos that operate in black boxes, Polyflip runs on smart contracts that are fair, transparent and immutable.
The platform provides a low-cost and fast gaming experience through the combination of both traditional core game and blockchain mechanics. Every bet comes with a 2% fee, distributed to all Polyflip NFT holders as a special reward.
Ape World Order is a pro wrestling ape themed NFT collection. Each AWO NFT has eight attributes, rated on a 0-100 scale. AWO is currently developing a tournament based NFT game that incorporates our native currency (Pizza Token) and allows NFT owners to enter their AWO NFT into tournaments that pay out similarly to horse racing. Even people who don't own an AWO NFT will be able to bet on the matches. We will keep all stats, and NFTs gain XP over time for bonuses. AWO can be minted with MATIC, WETH or Pizza Tokens.
“By vastly improving the UX with the fastest and cheapest bridging solution available and providing greater technical support, we're helping to onboard more users to partner ventures that are built on alternative networks to Ethereum,” said Oscar Chambers, Co-founder of Umbria Network. “Additionally, we strive to support the growth of our partners and their projects by offering a host of other marketing and networking benefits.”
Umbria is looking to reach out to projects on AVAX and Fantom that would benefit from cheap and fast bridging. Any parties interested in a partnership should fill out the Partnership Contact Request form: https://partner.umbria.network/
Operating within the DeFi and NFT space, Umbria Network enables anyone to migrate cryptocurrency assets across chain cheaply and quickly.
Umbria's Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge solves blockchain interoperability issues by removing the difficulty and expense of moving assets between blockchains and is the fastest and cheapest cross-chain bridge between Ethereum mainnet and Polygon, Binance Smart Chan, Avalanche and Fantom. Narni eliminates the barriers to entry for engaging with DeFi applications and NFTs making them much more accessible to a wider audience.
Additionally, bridge liquidity providers earn high APYs on their crypto assets with no impermanent loss.
The Umbria ecosystem, built on Polygon, has three major protocols:
A Cross-chain Asset Bridge: enables the fast and cheap transfer of assets between otherwise incompatible blockchains and cryptocurrency networks.
A Staking Pool: users can earn interest on their crypto assets by providing liquidity to the Narni bridge
A Decentralised Exchange (DEX): an automated liquidity protocol powered by a constant product formula, deployed using smart contracts and governed entirely on-chain. Provides fast and cheap token swapping
UK-publicly listed Online Blockchain plc (LSE: OBC) acts as Umbria's coordinator, administrator and advisor. This provides a level of transparency rare in the DeFi space.
Massachusetts legalized commercial gambling in 2011 with its Expanded Gaming Act. The bill authorized as many as three destination resort casinos, plus a slots-only facility. More than a decade since then-Governor Deval Patrick (D) signed the Expanded Gaming Act, Massachusetts today is home to two destination casinos — Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield […]