Awakestate

Spontaneous Self Organizing Borderless Society : An Eruption of Awakening : An Avalanche of Decentralization : Natural/Common Law : Permaculture : Joyously subtracting 1 Slave at a time : Heaven rising from the Underground! : Peacefully resisting immoral rules and transforming the World! : Commercial / Contract / Trust Law : Central Authority being rendered useless by the Blockchain

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy

Originally posted on Still Oaks:

A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011.
A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it’s a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core.
With 18 years experience working across the US intelligence community, followed by 20 more years in commercial intelligence and training, Steele’s exemplary career has spanned almost all areas of both the clandestine world.

Steele started off as a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer. After four years on active duty, he joined the CIA for about a decade before co-founding the Marine…

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500 Kilometers On 1 Litre: Brazilian Man Shows Us Why We Don’t Need Gas Stations

Originally posted on peoples trust toronto:

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A motorcycle able to travel up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a litre of water was announced by creator Ricardo Azevedo in Sao Paulo, last month. It?s called the ?T Power H20,? and the design includes a combination of water and a single, external car battery that?s used to produce electricity, and spark the process that separates the hydrogen from the water molecule. As a result, the necessary energy to power the bike is created. 

A large amount of skepticism still remains about water-powered machinery. Those who are skeptical will often cite various reasons as to why it?s not possible including the law of thermodynamics. While others will just lump it in the plain old ?conspiracy realm? with no true reason at all. This has many people confused, why would Ruptly TV, a parent company of RT news, The Daily Mail, websites like the motorbike times and…

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Police investigator fired for not covering up killings in Chicago, USA

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings. (Photo: Joshua Lott for The Daily Beast)By George Gallanis in the USA:

Chicago police investigator fired for not covering up police killings

3 August 2015

On July 19, Lorenzo Davis, a former supervisor for Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), was fired for failing to falsely exonerate three officers who had killed innocent civilians.

Davis, a former Chicago police officer for 23 years and retired in 2004, was hired to work at IPRA in 2008. Two years later, he was promoted to supervising investigator and led a team of five. According to its web site, Davis served on a review board that “is directly responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of the use of excessive force, police shootings where an officer discharges his/her weapon and strikes someone, deaths in custody, domestic violence, verbal abuse including bias and coercion. IPRA also investigates allegations of off-duty misconduct relating to excessive force and weapon discharge incidents.”

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INES RADMAN : ANOTHER FRAUD CAUGHT WITH HER PANTIES DOWN

Originally posted on OUT OF THIS WORLDX:

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Cindy Kay Currier will be issuing arrest warrants folks. Beware of her, she’s one dangerous fraud. I wish I wrote that article about her several months ago, but I did respond to one of my sisters when asking me about the new kid on the block called Cindy Currier and I watched the first video and immediately felt bad energy and told her so in response. Even though she has this soft, pudgy and feminine look, soft spoken voice, you really have to be sensitive to energies to feel what is coming from her and I picked that up right away, but part of me always hesitates for fear of being wrong and I’m still working on listening to my intuition 100%, perhaps in this world of deceit, it’s good to have a small piece of doubt just in…

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A Vision for Decentralized Business & Finance

A Vision for Decentralized Business & Finance

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A Short Introduction

I’m about to present something that I feel is under the radar of many people. Even for a crypto enthusiast like me, it took a real effort to grasp all of the following. After I had done a lot of reading I started to get the picture and it got me really excited.

I will explain the information while trying to avoid an information overload. Rather than going into great details, I will talk about the fundamental ideas behind this project. My aim is to keep things as clear as possible. However, If you are left with any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments.

The Big Picture

Instead of seeing cryptocurrencies as a zero-sum game, where one can only grow at another’s expense, they should be seen as an ecosystem where the different coins and projects create value for each other. What I am about to describe does just that.

There are three main components: NXT, BitcoinDark and SuperNET. Other cryptocurrencies, technologies, businesses and even decentralized autonomous corporations (DACs) emerge around them. The amount of innovation is truly astonishing and it’s happening way faster than my wallet would allow.

The main pieces are presented below. Prepare yourself!

What is it?

It is a platform that uses the latest and the best technology available to make the vision for decentralized business and finance a reality. Privacy, security and anonymity are a central piece of it. In today’s information age, a business truly needs privacy from its competitors and bitcoin’s pseudoanonymity doesn’t cut it.

With todays centralized solutions nothing can be truly secure and espionage is a real problem. Sending money through a centralized party or storing data on a centralized database will soon be seen only as a security threat. Once the decentralized systems start to offer a competitive edge to businesses, the old financial world will start to feel the force of these disruptive innovations known as cryptocurrencies.

SuperNET runs on a platform that makes the most of both NXT’s and BTCD’s powerful features. NXT provides the functionality, BTCD the secure communication.

All the projects need each other to reach their full potential or to even work at all. For instance, MultiGateway is built on top of the Asset Exchange and InstantDEX needs MultiGateway. InstantDEX is also an asset and it needs BitcoinDark to make trading anonymous and secure.

It is a young – yet already powerful ecosystem. Many of its features are still in development.

SuperNET unites the cryptocurrencies

Some cryptocurrencies have been acknowledged to be innovative and are being linked together into a large network. Because of this, the cryptocurrencies benefit from each other and bring value to the network as a whole.

SuperNET is not a cryptocurrency itself. It’s an asset listed on the Asset Exchange. The lead developer James Lee aknowledges it to be a bit “dev-centralized” as he is the only one to fully understand the code. However, it’s all opensource. The purpose of the SuperNET is to…

…unite the disparate crypto communities into a single marketplace to give proper exposure to the worthy tech that is already being developed but unable to reach a mass audience.

When SuperNET sees an innovative cryptocurrency it commits to it by taking a stake. Thus SuperNET is backed up by all the coins that are part of the network. On top of that, SuperNET pays dividends to the asset holders through other assets it creates. Currently the SuperNET core coins are:

  • BitcoinDark
  • NXT
  • OpalCoin
  • Vpncoin
  • Fibre
  • Vericoin
  • Syscoin
  • Chancecoin
  • Boolberry
  • Bitstarcoin

The lead developer James Lee has had this to say about the SuperNET:

SuperNET is to a crypto like the internet is to a website. It is an integrated tradinghouse/incubator/software/advertising entity that has a very promising business plan of aggregating users and monetizing the internal and external traffic.

The tech that is being built by SuperNET tries to bring the cryptocurrencies together as closely as possible, as well as to integrate financial services outside of cryto into it. InstantDEX is a big piece in the puzzle. It will enable anonymous, instant and decentralized exchange between crypto currencies. Lower fees and the trustless trading will inevitably drive the market volume towards it. Liquidity is achieved through decentralized trading bots.

The flow of fiat to the crypto economy is secured through the fiat exchanges such as Coinomat and Coinimal. That is after all, the long term goal for any cryptocurrency. Coinomat seeks to allow easy and anonymous money transfers outside of the crypto economy through anonymous debit card. The long term plan, of course, is to create businesses that use this platform and bring fiat from the ‘real world’ into the crypto economy through their services.

BitcoinDark gives the tools for privacy

BitcoinDark holds the most innovative and cutting edge technology. It also functions as the base currency for the SuperNET network.

BitcoinDark is at the heart of the SuperNET making sure that large scale surveillance attacks on blockchain finance are impractical and futile.

Through technologies called ‘teleport’ and ‘telepathy’ BitcoinDark has made totally anonymous transactions possible. Unlike all the other anonymity coins, BitcoinDark does not use mixing or ring signatures to achieve its anonymity functions. Instead of dealing with the privacy threats directly, BitcoinDark has been able to remove them altogether with simple and elegant solutions.

Without going too deep into the underlying tech, I’ll say that it basically allows you to send end-to-end encrypted transactions to anyone without knowing the receivers IP address. Furthermore, the transactions are not linked to each other, there is no exact time when a transaction happens and the transactions will use standard denominations. Because of this technology, InstantDEX will have decentralized off-blockchain exchange mechanism, making trading truly anonymous.

Now, you may wonder how the heck have they managed to do all that. Through the research I have done I can guarantee there are no wizards or magic. See for yourself and read the whitepapers for teleport and telepathy. If you are a fan of Jack Sparrow I recommend the one about teleport. Captain James Lee has a great imagination.

NXT builds the infrastructure for the digital economy

NXT is a blockchain 2.0 technology built from scratch. The technology tree looks very promising. You can tell that they have a vision, and that vision is being vigorously implemented. Since it’s the oldest blockchain 2.0 technology, it is also the most advanced one.

Keep in mind that those are all features that have been or will be built into the blockchain directly. When we take into account all of the other projects, the true scale of it starts to take shape. I’ll list some cool things you can do right now using the NXT blockchain technology alone:

  • Create your own address that holds all of your coins and assets
  • Invest in a business – buy an asset from the asset exchange
  • Receive dividends
  • Get funding – Issue your own asset using a smart contract
  • Create a new currency with the Monetary System
  • Give your account a name with the Alias System (yes, transactions can be sent to an alias)
  • Sell digital goods on the Marketplace
  • As an asset owner you can take part in important decisions through the voting system
  • Send a small amount of data or a message to anyone through the NXT network

What got me initially hooked was all those assets (or shares) that I could buy from the asset exchange (or decentralized stock exchange). What if I were to tell you that you can anonymously invest in a coffee house located in South Africa? If you don’t believe me, I have proof!

Yes, a coffee place is being built with the money from random people around the world and monthly dividends are being paid using the same mysterious internet money that doesn’t really exist. Recently the founder of BGCAFFE had an interview on the SuperNET radio.

Right now all the BitcoinDark (BTCD) coins that I own are sitting on my NXT address. The MultiGateway technology has made that possible. The coins show up as ‘SuperBTCD’ and they can be purchased from the asset exchange. You can also send the normal BTCD to your SuperNET wallet and through that to any NXT address. I can send the superBTCD back to a regular bitcoindark address too. In the future you can do the same with any coin that the SuperNET supports, including bitcoin. The superBTCD’s are assets (or colored coins) that are backed by the real BTCD coins that SuperNET holds.

With the asset exchange, you can invest in numerous projects, such as I have been describing. Even InstantDEX is listed there, and as a shareholder of that DAC (decentralized autonomous corporation) you will be getting part of the future revenue it generates. A word of caution however, historically there have been many scams too, so any investment should be done with sufficient due diligence. Although I consider all the projects listed in this article as legitimate.

Other projects part of the ecosystem

Just to further prove my point, I’ll list more of the projects that I haven’t mentioned yet.

MMNXT – Market-maker for NXT

MMBTCD – Market-maker for BitcoinDark

E9 – Multistrategy hedge fund

NXTVenture –  Venture capital & investment bank hybrid

NXTPrivacy – Provides various privacy services

NeoDice – Decentralized NXT Dice

Pangea – Decentralized Poker

Atomic – Cross-Chain Ledger

Freemarket – Decentralized Marketplace

SkyNET – Decentralized AI

Finhive – Financial Analysis from Skynet

DeBuNe – Decentralized business network

Jinn – Internet of things

Conclusions

The beautiful vision for all the things a blockchain technology can achieve is becoming a reality. While some might still be in doubt about bitcoin being a pyramid scheme, others from all over the world have come together to write code. Ordinary people from all sorts of backgrounds are just sitting in the comfort of their own home and creating a much needed new monetary system and financial platform for the world to use.

If bitcoin is all you have right now, I would recommend diversifying into other cryptocurrencies too. There are other competitors for NXT & SuperNET as well, so going all-in on NXT might not be wise either. Other promising blockchain 2.0 technologies that I know of are BitShares and Etherium.

I hope this short article gave some valuable insight to the plans that are in the making. I’m really excited to see how this all turns out.

P.S. Here is a great image describing the differences between a few of the cryptocurrencies.

FinTech – Peer2Peer/Decentralised/OpenSource

The emergence of peer-to-peer lending, fintech and new forms of currencies mean people and businesses can act on their dissatisfaction with the big banks

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A man at a greengrocer pays with Brixton pounds. Innovative ways to pay are one way in which the banking sector is being transformed. Photograph: Jonathan Goldberg/Alamy

Dissatisfaction with the banking sector over the last decade has led to numerous calls for the industry to change. Last month, the governor of the Bank of England spoke of how the UK financial sector bears the scars of a market gone wrong, while others have highlighted how the oligopoly of our big five UK banks are not only too big to fail and too big to jail, but simply too big to compete and unable to serve customers needs.

Transforming the system from within is one way to do bring about change, for example by turning The Royal Bank of Scotland into a network of local banks. In a report published earlier this year, my colleague Tony Greenham demonstrated how doing this would transform the face of UK domestic retail banking and bring significant economic benefits in the process.

But there is also a second transformation picking up speed, one which comes from outside the financial establishment. This transformation is set not only to cut prices for business and consumers, but also to introduce a host of new services and opportunities beyond what even challenger banks – new rivals of the big lenders – can be expected to deliver.

By combining recent technologies with age-old practices that now cover all areas of banking, new practices are emerging that go beyond what was previously possible. It short, it is now possible to bank without banks. Here’s how:

1. Peer-to-peer lending

This industry has been the poster child of innovative financial services for the last few years and is now well recognised by regulators and markets alike. These lenders, like Zopa, RateSetter and FundingCircle, are stepping into the arena that to most customers is the core business of banks: providing saving options and facilitating investment.

On the savings side, people who place their money through peer-to-peer platforms will receive ISA-like tax benefits from April 2016. On the investment side, even platforms that previously only focused on personal loans, such as RateSetter, are now moving into business loans. You might not expect lower rates there, but the aim of these platforms is to outperform banks with a faster turnaround of applications. What’s more, through deeper and more personal profiling of individual cases they can grant the kinds of loans to small businesses that big banks aren’t bothered about.

2. Innovative ways to pay

The rails that most of our transactions run on are currently provided by private institutions owned and governed by the big incumbent banks. This puts them in a gatekeeper position that effectively discourages them from investing and updating their technology and protocols to match the speed and ease of services you would expect in the twenty-first century. It also leads to high costs that lack transparency for users.

Even the banks that want to make a difference to small and medium businesses, such as credit unions, building societies and challenger banks, have to buy into these legacy systems. This sector is ripe for disruption and a host of new platforms are picking up the slack, offering substantial savings for customers.

Some, like PayPal and TransferWise, focus on ease and convenience to customers but still link into the conventional system in the back-end. Others are building new sets of rails altogether. The small but highly innovative Brixton Pound offered mobile payments ahead of the high street banks without the need for a smartphone. Bitcoin is still hitting the news regularly, with Cumbria University announcing last year that some of its students will be allowed to pay their tuition fees using the digital currency.

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However, the hype around its highly volatile currency has seen it now give way to fintech – companies focusing on what the underlying technology is good at: direct transfers between account holders anywhere in the world without any middlemen. Despite big banks now trying to catch up by providing entrepreneurs with incubator facilities and capital, this is pretty much still a start-up industry with high risks but even bigger potential.

Islamic traders have used payments without banks for centuries through the Hawala network. The Internet is about to bring such direct financial connectivity to all business and individuals as we speak, with outfits such as Ripple and Stellar already the darlings of Silicon Valley.

3. Creating new money

It still comes as a surprise to many that money is not only transferred by banks, but also created when providing loans. Peer-to-peer lenders and payments services only operate with the money that has been provided by banks at some point. So when liquidity in the economy is low, be it locally or even nationally, it requires a third set of innovations to fill the gap.

Complementary currencies do just that at close to 0% interest. They are only valid for businesses that signed up to their collaborative credit networks and are typically not exchangeable for national currency. The WIR-franc in Switzerland has operated for over 80 years and serves close to 50,000 business all over the country. The city of Nantes in France just launched the SoNantes as an way to support SMEs in the region.

While these two examples happen to be run by banks – a cooperative in the case of the WIR and a local public bank in Nantes – that both also offer services in conventional currencies to their clients, a banking licence is not required to issue a complementary currency anywhere. Collaborative credit systems are typically run by regular service companies outside the scope of financial regulation. Some operate internationally and are publicly listed companies, like Bartercard, which also operates in the UK, but most focus on a particular city or region. The international trade body IRTA was founded in 1979 as a representative of the industry in the USA, but many more exist around the world.

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