Why did bitcoin's price spike? Experts explain extreme

Since they're calling for r/btc to be banned...

Maybe it's time to discuss bitcoin's history again. Credit to u/singularity87 for the original post over 3 years ago.

People should get the full story of bitcoin because it is probably one of the strangest of all reddit subs.
bitcoin, the main sub for the bitcoin community is held and run by a person who goes by the pseudonym u/theymos. Theymos not only controls bitcoin, but also bitcoin.org and bitcointalk.com. These are top three communication channels for the bitcoin community, all controlled by just one person.
For most of bitcoin's history this did not create a problem (at least not an obvious one anyway) until around mid 2015. This happened to be around the time a new player appeared on the scene, a for-profit company called Blockstream. Blockstream was made up of/hired many (but not all) of the main bitcoin developers. (To be clear, Blockstream was founded before mid 2015 but did not become publicly active until then). A lot of people, including myself, tried to point out there we're some very serious potential conflicts of interest that could arise when one single company controls most of the main developers for the biggest decentralised and distributed cryptocurrency. There were a lot of unknowns but people seemed to give them the benefit of the doubt because they were apparently about to release some new software called "sidechains" that could offer some benefits to the network.
Not long after Blockstream came on the scene the issue of bitcoin's scalability once again came to forefront of the community. This issue came within the community a number of times since bitcoins inception. Bitcoin, as dictated in the code, cannot handle any more than around 3 transactions per second at the moment. To put that in perspective Paypal handles around 15 transactions per second on average and VISA handles something like 2000 transactions per second. The discussion in the community has been around how best to allow bitcoin to scale to allow a higher number of transactions in a given amount of time. I suggest that if anyone is interested in learning more about this problem from a technical angle, they go to btc and do a search. It's a complex issue but for many who have followed bitcoin for many years, the possible solutions seem relatively obvious. Essentially, currently the limit is put in place in just a few lines of code. This was not originally present when bitcoin was first released. It was in fact put in place afterwards as a measure to stop a bloating attack on the network. Because all bitcoin transactions have to be stored forever on the bitcoin network, someone could theoretically simply transmit a large number of transactions which would have to be stored by the entire network forever. When bitcoin was released, transactions were actually for free as the only people running the network were enthusiasts. In fact a single bitcoin did not even have any specific value so it would be impossible set a fee value. This meant that a malicious person could make the size of the bitcoin ledger grow very rapidly without much/any cost which would stop people from wanting to join the network due to the resource requirements needed to store it, which at the time would have been for very little gain.
Towards the end of the summer last year, this bitcoin scaling debate surfaced again as it was becoming clear that the transaction limit for bitcoin was semi regularly being reached and that it would not be long until it would be regularly hit and the network would become congested. This was a very serious issue for a currency. Bitcoin had made progress over the years to the point of retailers starting to offer it as a payment option. Bitcoin companies like, Microsoft, Paypal, Steam and many more had began to adopt it. If the transaction limit would be constantly maxed out, the network would become unreliable and slow for users. Users and businesses would not be able to make a reliable estimate when their transaction would be confirmed by the network.
Users, developers and businesses (which at the time was pretty much the only real bitcoin subreddit) started to discuss how we should solve the problem bitcoin. There was significant support from the users and businesses behind a simple solution put forward by the developer Gavin Andreesen. Gavin was the lead developer after Satoshi Nakamoto left bitcoin and he left it in his hands. Gavin initially proposed a very simple solution of increasing the limit which was to change the few lines of code to increase the maximum number of transactions that are allowed. For most of bitcoin's history the transaction limit had been set far far higher than the number of transactions that could potentially happen on the network. The concept of increasing the limit one time was based on the fact that history had proven that no issue had been cause by this in the past.
A certain group of bitcoin developers decided that increasing the limit by this amount was too much and that it was dangerous. They said that the increased use of resources that the network would use would create centralisation pressures which could destroy the network. The theory was that a miner of the network with more resources could publish many more transactions than a competing small miner could handle and therefore the network would tend towards few large miners rather than many small miners. The group of developers who supported this theory were all developers who worked for the company Blockstream. The argument from people in support of increasing the transaction capacity by this amount was that there are always inherent centralisation pressure with bitcoin mining. For example miners who can access the cheapest electricity will tend to succeed and that bigger miners will be able to find this cheaper electricity easier. Miners who have access to the most efficient computer chips will tend to succeed and that larger miners are more likely to be able to afford the development of them. The argument from Gavin and other who supported increasing the transaction capacity by this method are essentially there are economies of scale in mining and that these economies have far bigger centralisation pressures than increased resource cost for a larger number of transactions (up to the new limit proposed). For example, at the time the total size of the blockchain was around 50GB. Even for the cost of a 500GB SSD is only $150 and would last a number of years. This is in-comparison to the $100,000's in revenue per day a miner would be making.
Various developers put forth various other proposals, including Gavin Andresen who put forth a more conservative increase that would then continue to increase over time inline with technological improvements. Some of the employees of blockstream also put forth some proposals, but all were so conservative, it would take bitcoin many decades before it could reach a scale of VISA. Even though there was significant support from the community behind Gavin's simple proposal of increasing the limit it was becoming clear certain members of the bitcoin community who were part of Blockstream were starting to become increasingly vitriolic and divisive. Gavin then teamed up with one of the other main bitcoin developers Mike Hearn and released a coded (i.e. working) version of the bitcoin software that would only activate if it was supported by a significant majority of the network. What happened next was where things really started to get weird.
After this free and open source software was released, Theymos, the person who controls all the main communication channels for the bitcoin community implemented a new moderation policy that disallowed any discussion of this new software. Specifically, if people were to discuss this software, their comments would be deleted and ultimately they would be banned temporarily or permanently. This caused chaos within the community as there was very clear support for this software at the time and it seemed our best hope for finally solving the problem and moving on. Instead a censorship campaign was started. At first it 'all' they were doing was banning and removing discussions but after a while it turned into actively manipulating the discussion. For example, if a thread was created where there was positive sentiment for increasing the transaction capacity or being negative about the moderation policies or negative about the actions of certain bitcoin developers, the mods of bitcoin would selectively change the sorting order of threads to 'controversial' so that the most support opinions would be sorted to the bottom of the thread and the most vitriolic would be sorted to the top of the thread. This was initially very transparent as it was possible to see that the most downvoted comments were at the top and some of the most upvoted were at the bottom. So they then implemented hiding the voting scores next to the users name. This made impossible to work out the sentiment of the community and when combined with selectively setting the sorting order to controversial it was possible control what information users were seeing. Also, due to the very very large number of removed comments and users it was becoming obvious the scale of censorship going on. To hide this they implemented code in their CSS for the sub that completely hid comments that they had removed so that the censorship itself was hidden. Anyone in support of scaling bitcoin were removed from the main communication channels. Theymos even proudly announced that he didn't care if he had to remove 90% of the users. He also later acknowledged that he knew he had the ability to block support of this software using the control he had over the communication channels.
While this was all going on, Blockstream and it's employees started lobbying the community by paying for conferences about scaling bitcoin, but with the very very strange rule that no decisions could be made and no complete solutions could be proposed. These conferences were likely strategically (and successfully) created to stunt support for the scaling software Gavin and Mike had released by forcing the community to take a "lets wait and see what comes from the conferences" kind of approach. Since no final solutions were allowed at these conferences, they only served to hinder and splinter the communities efforts to find a solution. As the software Gavin and Mike released called BitcoinXT gained support it started to be attacked. Users of the software were attack by DDOS. Employees of Blockstream were recommending attacks against the software, such as faking support for it, to only then drop support at the last moment to put the network in disarray. Blockstream employees were also publicly talking about suing Gavin and Mike from various different angles simply for releasing this open source software that no one was forced to run. In the end Mike Hearn decided to leave due to the way many members of the bitcoin community had treated him. This was due to the massive disinformation campaign against him on bitcoin. One of the many tactics that are used against anyone who does not support Blockstream and the bitcoin developers who work for them is that you will be targeted in a smear campaign. This has happened to a number of individuals and companies who showed support for scaling bitcoin. Theymos has threatened companies that he will ban any discussion of them on the communication channels he controls (i.e. all the main ones) for simply running software that he disagrees with (i.e. any software that scales bitcoin).
As time passed, more and more proposals were offered, all against the backdrop of ever increasing censorship in the main bitcoin communication channels. It finally come down the smallest and most conservative solution. This solution was much smaller than even the employees of Blockstream had proposed months earlier. As usual there was enormous attacks from all sides and the most vocal opponents were the employees of Blockstream. These attacks still are ongoing today. As this software started to gain support, Blockstream organised more meetings, especially with the biggest bitcoin miners and made a pact with them. They promised that they would release code that would offer an on-chain scaling solution hardfork within about 4 months, but if the miners wanted this they would have to commit to running their software and only their software. The miners agreed and the ended up not running the most conservative proposal possible. This was in February last year. There is no hardfork proposal in sight from the people who agreed to this pact and bitcoin is still stuck with the exact same transaction limit it has had since the limit was put in place about 6 years ago. Gavin has also been publicly smeared by the developers at Blockstream and a plot was made against him to have him removed from the development team. Gavin has now been, for all intents an purposes, expelled from bitcoin development. This has meant that all control of bitcoin development is in the hands of the developers working at Blockstream.
There is a new proposal that offers a market based approach to scaling bitcoin. This essentially lets the market decide. Of course, as usual there has been attacks against it, and verbal attacks from the employees of Blockstream. This has the biggest chance of gaining wide support and solving the problem for good.
To give you an idea of Blockstream; It has hired most of the main and active bitcoin developers and is now synonymous with the "Core" bitcoin development team. They AFAIK no products at all. They have received around $75m in funding. Every single thing they do is supported by theymos. They have started implementing an entirely new economic system for bitcoin against the will of it's users and have blocked any and all attempts to scaling the network in line with the original vision.
Although this comment is ridiculously long, it really only covers the tip of the iceberg. You could write a book on the last two years of bitcoin. The things that have been going on have been mind blowing. One last thing that I think is worth talking about is the u/bashco's claim of vote manipulation.
The users that the video talks about have very very large numbers of downvotes mostly due to them having a very very high chance of being astroturfers. Around about the same time last year when Blockstream came active on the scene every single bitcoin troll disappeared, and I mean literally every single one. In the years before that there were a large number of active anti-bitcoin trolls. They even have an active sub buttcoin. Up until last year you could go down to the bottom of pretty much any thread in bitcoin and see many of the usual trolls who were heavily downvoted for saying something along the lines of "bitcoin is shit", "You guys and your tulips" etc. But suddenly last year they all disappeared. Instead a new type of bitcoin user appeared. Someone who said they were fully in support of bitcoin but they just so happened to support every single thing Blockstream and its employees said and did. They had the exact same tone as the trolls who had disappeared. Their way to talking to people was aggressive, they'd call people names, they had a relatively poor understanding of how bitcoin fundamentally worked. They were extremely argumentative. These users are the majority of the list of that video. When the 10's of thousands of users were censored and expelled from bitcoin they ended up congregating in btc. The strange thing was that the users listed in that video also moved over to btc and spend all day everyday posting troll-like comments and misinformation. Naturally they get heavily downvoted by the real users in btc. They spend their time constantly causing as much drama as possible. At every opportunity they scream about "censorship" in btc while they are happy about the censorship in bitcoin. These people are astroturfers. What someone somewhere worked out, is that all you have to do to take down a community is say that you are on their side. It is an astoundingly effective form of psychological attack.
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The next XVG? Microcap 100x potential actually supported by fundamentals!

What’s up team? I have a hot one for you. XVG returned 12 million percent in 2017 and this one reminds me a lot of it. Here’s why:
Mimblewimble is like Blu-Ray compared to CD-ROM in terms of its ability to compress data on a blockchain. The current BTC chain is 277gb and its capacity is limited because every time you spend a coin, each node needs to validate its history back to when it was mined (this is how double spending is prevented). Mimblewimble is different - all transactions in a block are aggregated and netted out in one giant CoinJoin, and only the current spending needs to be verified. This means that dramatically more transactions can fit into a smaller space, increasing throughput and lowering fees while still retaining the full proof of work game theory of Bitcoin. These blockchains are small enough to run a full node on a cheap smartphone, which enhances the decentralization and censorship resistance of the network.
The biggest benefit, though, is that all transactions are private - the blockchain doesn’t reveal amounts or addresses except to the actual wallet owner. Unlike earlier decoy-based approaches that bloat the chain and can still be data mined (XMR), Mimblewimble leaves no trace in the blockchain, instead storing only the present state of coin ownership.
The first two Mimblewimble coins, Grin and Beam, launched to great fanfare in 2019, quickly reaching over $100m in market cap (since settled down to $22m and $26m respectively). They are good projects but grin has infinite supply and huge never-decreasing emission, and Beam is a corporate moneygrab whose founding investors are counting on you buying for their ROI.
ZEC is valued at $568m today, despite the facts that only 1% of transactions are actually shielded, it has a trusted setup, and generating a confidential transaction takes ~60 seconds on a powerful PC. XMR is a great project but it’s valued at $1.2b (so no 100x) and it uses CryptoNote, which is 2014 tech that relies on a decoy-based approach that could be vulnerable to more powerful computers in the future. Mimblewimble is just a better way to approach privacy because there is simply no data recorded in the blockchain for companies to surveil.
Privacy is not just for darknet markets, porn, money launderers and terrorists. In many countries it’s dangerous to be wealthy, and there are all kinds of problems with having your spending data be out there publicly and permanently for all to see. Namely, companies like Amazon are patenting approaches to identify people with their crypto addresses, “for law enforcement” but also so that, just like credit cards, your spending data can be used to target ads. (A) Coinbase is selling user data to the DEA, IRS, FBI, Secret Service, and who knows who else? (B) What about insurance companies raising your premiums or canceling your policy because they see you buying (legal) cannabis? If your business operates using transparent cryptocurrency, competitors can data mine your customer and supply chain data, and employees can see how much everyone else gets paid. I could go on, but the idea of “I have nothing to hide, so what do I care about privacy?” will increasingly ring hollow as people realize that this money printing will have to be paid by massive tax increases AND that those taxes will be directly debited from their “Central Bank Digital Currency” wallets.
100% privacy for all transactions also eliminates one HUGE problem that people aren’t aware of yet, but they will be: fungibility. Fungibility means that each coin is indistinguishable from any other, just like paper cash. Why is this important? Because of the ever-expanding reach of AML/KYC/KYT (Anti-Money Laundering / Know Your Customer / Know Your Transaction) as regulators cramp down on crypto and banks take over, increasingly coins become “tainted” in various ways. For example, if you withdraw coins to a mixing service like Wasabi or Samourai, you may find your account blocked. (C) The next obvious step is that if you receive coins that these chainalysis services don’t like for whatever reason, you will be completely innocent yet forced to prove that you didn’t know that the coins you bought were up to no good in a past life. 3 days ago, $100k of USDC was frozen. (D) Even smaller coins like LTC now have this problem, because “Chinese Drug Kingpins” used them. (E) I believe that censorable money that can be blocked/frozen isn’t really “your money”.
Epic Cash is a 100% volunteer community project (like XVG and XMR) that had a fair launch in September last year with no ICO and no premine. There are very few projects like this, and it’s a key ingredient in Verge’s success (still at $110m market cap today despite being down 97% since the bubble peak) and why it’s still around. It has a small but super passionate community of “Freemen” who are united by a belief in the sound money economics of Bitcoin Standard emission (21m supply limit and ever-decreasing inflation) and the importance of privacy.
I am super bullish on this coin for the following reasons:
Because it doesn’t have a huge marketing budget in a sea of VC-funded shitcoins, it is as-yet undiscovered, which is why it’s so cheap. There are only 4 Mimblewimble-based currencies on the market: MWC at $162m, BEAM at $26m, GRIN at $22m, and EPIC at $0.4m. This is not financial advice and as always, do your own research, but I’ve been buying this gem for months and will continue to.
This one ticks all the boxes for me, the only real problem is that it’s hard to buy much without causing a huge green candle. Alt season is coming, and coins like this are how your neighbor Chad got his Lambo back in 2017. For 2021, McLaren is a better choice and be sure to pay cash so that it doesn’t get repossessed like Chad!
  1. A https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d35eax/amazon-bitcoin-patent-data-stream-identify-cryptocurrency-for-law-enforcement-government
  2. B https://decrypt.co/31461/coinbase-wants-to-identify-bitcoin-users-for-dea-irs
  3. C https://www.coindesk.com/binance-blockade-of-wasabi-wallet-could-point-to-a-crypto-crack-up
  4. D https://cointelegraph.com/news/centre-freezes-ethereum-address-holding-100k-usdc
  5. E https://www.coindesk.com/us-treasury-blacklists-bitcoin-litecoin-addresses-of-chinese-drug-kingpins
  6. F https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWkTxl5Z6DNN0ASMRxSKV5g
  7. G http://epic.tech/whitepaper
  8. H https://medium.com/epic-cash/epic-cash-on-uniswap-22447904d375
  9. I https://epic.tech/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/figure-3.1.jpg
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-Have prints your want to turn into syringes? Sterilized, empty syringes are available for $2 each
-Rolls of micropore tape
-$3 a roll
-$10 for 4 rolls
-Rolls of breathable self adhesive tape: $8.50 a roll (Parafilm substitute- used for agar work)
-Sealed and sterile cotton tipped applicators (for making swabs): $2 per pack (2 swabs per pack)
🍄SHIPPING🍄
*Please check local laws on active spores before contacting (will not ship to CA, GA, ID- NO REFUNDS FOR PAYMENTS MADE TO SHIP TO CA, ID, OR GA)
*$4 shipping/tracking anywhere in the US (FREE US shipping/tracking on 5, 8, 10, and 15 syringe packs and collectors set)
*No refunds for postal service errors. We will reship in the US if the package is damaged
*No refunds or free reshipping for international packages that are held by customs or do not arrive (Does not happen often but there’s always a chance)
🔬HOW TO ORDER🔬
Just send us a message or chat with:
-what products you’re interested in purchasing and how many
-which form of payment you’d prefer to use (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, ApplePay and Bitcoin) *Currently unable to accept PayPal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
-your shipping name and address
-any other questions you may have (please do not ask about cultivation of active spores)
🌵Do you have unwanted prints??🌵 We will buy them, looking to purchase in bulk! Send me a chat or message for more info. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATION
Please DO NOT message us about cultivation or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order as cultivating active spores is ILLEGAL! * No refunds if you make payment and then mention cultivation.
*WE WILL NOT SHIP ACTIVE SPORES TO CA, ID, or GA
➡️if you leave a review (or have already left a review) take 15% off your next order when you mention it :)
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY!
Be well, stay positive, mush love🌵🍄💙
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I am the creator of BitcoinDuLiban.org. I am on a mission to educate Lebanese about the importance and usefulness of Bitcoins in their lives. AMA

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin (₿) (ticker BTC)is an open source cryptocurrency. It is a decentralized cryptographic currency without a central bank or single administrator in control that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for 3rd person in between like bank, or payment processor or institution all transaction processing and verification is carried out collectively by the network.
Find out more at http://www.bitcoinduliban.org/

Why Bitcoin is the future?

Bitcoin emerged in 2009 as more economies across the world started losing trust in the current banking model. Institutions that have been around longer than ourselves have changed very little throughout our lifetime. Not only does the lack of trust, and stagnant change of banks allow Bitcoin to thrive, but also the possibility of eliminating inflation. Bitcoin saw the opportunity to take the power out of the institutions and provide a better service, and the people responded. Bitcoin operates universally, meaning for the first time, there is a possibility of a global currency. With truly international currency possibilities for global economic growth, social equality, self-sovereignty is endless.

Why Bitcoin and not others?

It is a very good question, there at the moment of writing over 2000 projects and “coins” that emerged after Bitcoin. Many of them claim to be faster, better and more flexible than Bitcoin however very few have withstood the test of time or delivered their proposed product. The basic fundamentals of Bitcoin’s principle monetary policy are unprecedented, and by now, it is impossible to replicate its level of decentralization or network security, which is powered by a computer network as powerful as almost 12 trillion Intel Core i7 processors. Bitcoin also has the largest social / community strength. I would HIGHLY advise against investing or getting dragged into any project that claims superiority, I have single rule : if it says it's better than Bitcoin then its what we call “scam-coin” you will only get pulled in and lose your bitcoin/usd value causing a lot of pain and sadness . Sit down, read, learn and be patient, you will not miss out on anything over night and if something is rising in price quickly most likely it will crash as fast.

Does bitcoin have an applicable use in daily life or is it only for holding for future gains?

Bitcoin has taken over the cryptocurrency market. It’s the largest and most well-known digital currency today. Many large companies are accepting Bitcoin as a legitimate source of funds, you can use your Bitcoin at but not limited to : KFC, Burger King, Microsoft, AT&T , Expedia, Subway, Twitch, Virgin Galactic and many more just look it up. You can look up merc and services at https://spendabit.co/ So if you are living abroad, you can use your bitcoin just like any other known currency in addition there are Debit cards in collaboration with VISA network offers that are backed by Bitcoin making you able to pay with it anywhere in the world just with a swipe or tap.

As Lebanese in Lebanon, how can I buy or sell bitcoin ?

In Lebanon unfortunately we can not use our banking system to purchase bitcoin, there was a time where rain.bh an UAE based exchange was accepting Lebanese Cards, till it was stopped but give it a try we weren’t able to confirm all cards.
Therefore most common way to buy bitcoin in lebanon is using P2P which is person to person exchange, this can be through an international website such as localbitcoins.com or hodlhodl.com , all you gotta do is find a sell offer initiate transaction with seller , send him his payment using WesterUnion or Moneygram and once the seller receives payment your bitcoins will be released but make sure you use escrow service which ensures safety of your transaction therefore bitcoins you are buying are frozen for the seller and he can not retrieve them unless you fail to pay or run out of time window to pay. Another p2p way is through local bitcoin communities , there are plenty of traders willing to exchange with you however always ask for the reputation of the seller inside a group and never respond to private messages unless it is a confirmed reliable trader just to avoid losing and being scammed. Feel free to find out more about how to buy in Lebanon at http://www.bitcoinduliban.org/

If I have a bank account outside Lebanon, can I use bitcoin to transfer money from Lebanon to my bank account outside?

It is possible to transfer Bitcoin to an international account in the USA or EU for example, you would need to use recognized exchanges such as coinbase.com kraken.com and many others. It would be as simple as sending BTC to your coinbase account, converting to USD and withdrawing it to your account. However you must take few precautions, if you are sending a significant amount of BTC and converting it to USD you will need some kind of proof that these funds are yours otherwise you might get investigated for money laundering. So is it convenient to send ? I do not think so, if you managed to get what we call now in Lebanon “ Fresh USD” it would be much less of a hassle to simply initiate an international transaction.

Why would I want to send Bitcoin to my family or friends in Lebanon ?

This is where I believe BTC can shine for us, you can use exchanges as coinbase,kraken or any prefered place to purchase some bitcoin that can be transferred to your family wallet within minutes. Your family or friends can exchange bitcoin or part that is needed with local traders to LBP at desired exchange rate therefore you are not forced to exchange at rates given by WesterUnion, after which they will be able to do their daily purchases and mitigate inflation rates to some extent. You can send as little as $1 and the transaction costs less than $1 for any amount.

Why is the Bitcoin price so volatile ?

Indeed it can be, sudden swings of 20% both ways are considered normal if you look at daily data, however bitcoin since 2009 had only one trend which is upward, 80% chance is if you bought BTC at any moment in past 2 years is that you are on break even or positive not loss. Feel free to try this exercise by going to https://dcabtc.com/

Should I invest?

NO. Now since we got the short version of this, let me elaborate. By the end of the day it is a new class of an asset, the price is still in the discovery phase and it could cause a lot of pain and sleepless nights if you invest more than you can chew to possibly lose. No one can advice you what to do with your money and how to position them, however i highly encourage to read, educate yourself on money before investing in BTC a good start would be https://bitcoinduliban.org. Please ask more knowledgeable bitcoin users and double check sources , once you feel confident enough that you understand this monetary system you can try dipping your toes with small amounts and build your position from there. Just stay away from quick gains schemes such as “online mining” “cloud mining” and anything that offers 100% returns in a very short time, if it's too good to be true then it's a scam.

Scams, BE AWARE.

Due to our difficult situation we are being targeted by constant advertisement of potential new solutions using “newly developed cryptocurrencies“ , unfortunately such new technology does not exist and they are trying to take advantage of us by promising fake solutions.
Even Bitcoin can not provide you with a solution to your hard worked money being inaccessible in any Lebanese bank.
Here are few typical scam msgs:
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Welcome to the Official Energi Cryptocurrency Reddit!

Welcome to the Official Energi Cryptocurrency Reddit!

https://preview.redd.it/mymfi39kf2c51.png?width=200&format=png&auto=webp&s=71c90d32c9bf87dbd393e85bbeedb753e202a5b0
Below you will find a Table of Contents that will cover all the fundamentals of the cryptocurrency.

Table of Contents

  1. What is Energi?
  2. What are the Fundamentals of Energi?
    1. Scalability
    2. Funding
    3. Governance
    4. Inflation
    5. Distribution
    6. Decentralization
    7. Long Term Vision
  3. Coin Specs
  4. How to Get Started
    1. Official Energi Website
    2. Social Media
    3. Exchanges
    4. Energi Block Explorers
    5. Wallet Downloads
    6. Proof-of-Stake Setup Guides
    7. Masternode Setup Guide
  5. FAQ

1. What is Energi

Energi is a self-funding (no ICO and no premine) cryptocurrency that has a purpose to become the world’s leading cryptocurrency with the unification of Smart Contracts, Governance and Self-funding Treasury to ensure longevity and enable rapid growth. You can read more about why we decided to self-fund and chose not to conduct an ICO here.
Energi provides a small allocation to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) rewards, takes a bulk of the coin issuance and gives it to its treasury and active Masternodes. Energi also allocates 10% on-going reward to the leadership of the Energi Backbone, which is significantly less compared to today’s ICOs’ rewarding their founders between 20–50% of the tokens distributed. Another trait that sets Energi apart from ICOs is they give an on-going 10% allocation through each block reward, rather than rewarding the founders up-front.

2. What are the Fundamentals of Energi?

  • Scalability
1 minute block times and a 2 megabyte block size limit provide Energi with a vast transaction capacity for regular on-chain transactions. This allows for plenty of space on the blockchain for extremely fast transactions with very low fees.
Energi features a powerful on-chain scaling solution with a system of incentivized full nodes called Energi Masternodes. A Masternode is a full node backed by 1,000 NRG collateral that provides level 2 scalability to the Energi Cryptocurrency. 40% of the emissions of Energi is allocated to Masternodes, providing an extremely strong incentive to grow the number of full nodes and scalability of the network.

  • Funding
A key feature of Energi is its powerful treasury system. Energi makes up to 40% of the emissions available to the treasury, to be utilized in a manner that provides maximum benefit.
Treasury allocation is decentralized, allowing for submitted proposals from anyone, to be voted on by Masternodes and paid out from the emissions.
Energi has a 14 day treasury cycle, allowing quick payments for proposal authors and contributors, as well as strategic responsiveness to effective proposals. Energi is guided by the principle that every dollar spent from its funding model should yield more than one dollar of value in return. Thanks to a 14 day treasury cycle, the Energi team is able to measure results and respond quickly to changes in strategy.

  • Governance
The Energi Treasury is a decentralized governance model designed with Masternodes as caretakers, with voting rights on how to best utilize treasury funding.
This governance model reduces risk by allowing participation from everyone who holds 1,000 NRG as a Masternode. In this way, the Energi community can work together on how to best build the strategic direction of Energi.

  • Inflation
Energi Cryptocurrency has a simple rate of inflation at 1 million coins per month with no maximum cap. This ensures consistency in funding allocation, Masternode rewards, and PoS rewards, making the economics of the cryptocurrency more understandable for everyone who chooses to participate in Energi.
No coin supply limit ensures that Energi is prepared for the long term, avoiding “bubble” economics caused by dramatic early inflation that in most coins only serves to benefit founders ahead of increased adoption.

  • Distribution
Energi conducted a fair launch on April 14, 2018 with no ICO and no premine. Prior to launch, the Energi team gave a specific time and date for the launch of its main net, which its vibrant community eagerly awaited, so that mining could begin fairly, again avoiding centralization among the coin founders (It's important to note that Energi has transitioned from Proof-of-Work consensus to a Proof-of-Stake consensus).
Energi Masternode payments were designed to begin at block 216000, which occurred on September 18, 2018, almost 160 days after launch. This ensured time to list Energi on exchanges, and to grow the community, encouraging fair and equitable distribution before the extremely powerful Masternode rewards began. It is all too common for Masternode coins to feature a premine, which has the effect of centralizing distribution among the founders and early adopters.
From 2018 to 2020, Energi distributed nearly 4 million coins to users who contributed to spreading awareness of the project with social media activities about Energi, such as tweets, follows, and subscriptions on all major social media platforms.

  • Decentralization
Decentralized governance with Masternodes helps to ensure everyone is able to participate in Energi and help guide the project to achieve the best results. The change to the requirement to run a Masternode, from 10 000 NRG to 1 000 NRG, has allowed more people to be involved and boosted decentralization for the whole project.

  • Long Term Vision
All of the above features seamlessly work together in concert, to ensure that Energi is prepared for the long term. Rather than try to closely find a niche in the market, Energi is prepared to adapt and overcome all challenges for many years to come. Energi’s use case is that of a traditional cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin. However, Energi’s strategy is to excel by avoiding the pitfalls of previous projects, while further utilizing and improving upon the most powerful ideas in the cryptocurrency space.

3. Coin Specs

Ticker: NRG
Block time: 1 minute.
Hashing Algorithm: Dagger-Hashimoto (similar to Ethereum).
Masternode requirements: 1,000 Energi.
Treasury cycle: Every 14 days.
Approximately 1 million Energi will be released per month. The allocations can be observed easily as “10/10/40/40.”
10% will go to the Energi Backbone.
10% to the PoS participants
40% to Masternodes.
40% to the Treasury.
Thus, for every block, allocations are: 2.28 Energi to the Backbone, 2.28 Energi to the PoS participants, 9.14 Energi to the Treasury, and 9.14 Energi to Masternodes.
Since Treasury allocations are paid in two-week cycles, they are made in lump sums of approximately 184,000 Energi every 14 days.
In order to allow for widespread distribution of Energi before Masternode payments began, Masternode rewards were delayed until day 150. This was to allow the airdrop campaign to be completed and ensure a large amount of NRG is spread out through the community. Until that point, Masternode rewards were redirected to the Treasury. Thus for the first 5 months, the Treasury gained approximately 368,000 Energi every two weeks (about 800k Energi per month). The airdrop campaign was designed to release ~4 million Energi to the community.

4. How to Get Started

  • Energi Official Website
https://www.energi.world/

  • Social Media
Bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4912743
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/sCtgNC3
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/energicrypto/
Github: https://github.com/energicryptocurrency
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/energi-core/
Medium: https://medium.com/energi
Publish 0x: https://www.publish0x.com/@energi
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/energicryptocurrency/
Steemit: https://steemit.com/@energi
Telegram: https://t.me/energicrypto
Telegram Announcement: https://t.me/energiannouncements
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Energicrypto
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCABQly0NNR2j_M_iDpy8mA/

  • Exchanges
DigiFinex: https://www.digifinex.com/trade/BTC/NRG
KuCoin - BTC: https://www.kucoin.com/trade/NRG-BTC
KuCoin - ETH: https://www.kucoin.com/trade/NRG-ETH
HitBTC - BTC: https://hitbtc.com/NRG-to-BTC
BitBNs - INR: https://bitbns.com/trade/#/nrg
Mercatox - BTC: https://mercatox.com/exchange/NRG/BTC
Mercatox - TUSD: https://mercatox.com/exchange/NRG/BTC
Bithumb - BTC: https://www.bithumb.pro/en-us/spot/trade?q=NRG-BTC
Bithumb - USDT: https://www.bithumb.pro/en-us/spot/trade?q=NRG-USDT
Citex - BTC: https://trade.citex.co.ktrade/NRG_BTC
Citex - USDT: https://trade.citex.co.ktrade/NRG_USDT
Beaxy - BTC: https://www.beaxy.com/trading-paiNRG-BTC
CoinAll - USDT: https://www.coinall.com/spot/full#product=nrg_usdt
WhiteBit - BTC: https://whitebit.com/trade/NRG_BTC
HitBTC - BTC: https://hitbtc.com/exchange/NRG-to-BTC

  • Energi Block Explorers
Gen 3 Explorer: https://explorer.energi.network/
Gen 3 Calculator: https://nexus.energi.network/reward-calculator
Gen 2 Explorer: https://explorer.gen2.energi.network/

  • Wallet Downloads
Gen 3 - MyEnergiWallet: https://docs.energi.software/en/downloads/myenergiwallet
Gen 3 - Core Node: https://docs.energi.software/en/downloads/core-node

  • Proof-of-Stake Setup Guides
https://docs.energi.software/en/staking-guide

  • Masternode Setup Guide
https://docs.energi.software/en/Masternode-guide

5. FAQs

Gen 3 Wiki: https://docs.energi.software/en/home
General: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/general
Core Node Sync: https://docs.energi.software/en/core-node-troubleshoot
Keystore: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/keystore
Masternode: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/Masternode
Migration: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/migration
Security: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/security
Staking: https://docs.energi.software/en/faq/staking
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Sonoran Spores is taking $3 off all spore syringe packs- LAST DAY!! 5 packs are $27, 8 packs are $37, 10 packs are $47, 15 packs are $72! FREE US shipping/tracking on spore pack orders. McKennaii and Z-Strain swab packs are also $5 per pack!!

Hey guys, hope you all are holding up okay during these crazy times.
Today is the last day of our sale on spore syringe packs: $3 off any spore syringe packs so 5 packs are $27, 8 packs are $37, 10 packs are $47, 15 packs are $72, and Collector’s set are $97 ($130 with swabs)!! More info on this sale in the “Deals” section and varieties available are listed below!
McKennaii and Z-strain swab packs are $5 this weekend only!! Free shipping when added on to any order😁
Unfortunately PayPal has suspended our account and we have to wait for it to be reviews. With that being said PayPal will not be a viable payment option at the moment. We are still able to accept Cashapp, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay and Bitcoin. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep scrolling down for more info on products available, prices, ordering, and shipping!
All products are proudly made in front of a laminar flow hood!
❌Please DO NOT message us about the cultivation of actives or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order
🍄GOURMET SPECIES AVAILABLE🍄
-Black Oyster: contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tastes delicious cooked in a number of way: fried, sautéed, grilled, roasted! Good and good for you. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY!
-Chestnut: delicious edible mushroom that is commonly used for its crunchy texture (even after cooking) and it’s nutty flavor. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURES
-Chicken of the Woods: Considered a delicacy by many- as it’s name suggests it tastes like chicken! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Cordyceps: can boost exercise performance, can help manage the symptoms of diabetes, and had anti-aging properties! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Ganoderma Sessile: one of the 3 common reishi species and is used medicinally for a variety of ailments such as inflammation, diabetes, cancer related tiredness, high blood pressure, and much more! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-King Oyster: The largest of the oyster mushroom genus that is commonly used as a meat substitute for vegetarians for their meaty texture. Not only are they good, but good for you too: they’re loaded with proteins and vitamins plus many other health benefits. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Lion’s mane: Studies find that this edible mushroom can protect against dementia, aid in the recovery from injuries to the nervous system, can help manage diabetes symptoms, increase energy and much more. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Maitake: This mushroom is known for its earthy flavor and many medicinal benefits such as fighting tumors, stimulating your immune system and there’s evidence that it can lower blood pressure. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum): Many medicinal purposes and shows promise in cancer related treatments/therapies. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Shiitake: This species is native to East Asia and is delicious and good for you, too! It can provide anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces restriction in blood flow, and can help lower cholesterol. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Turkey Tails: a medicinal mushrooms packed with antioxidants that can have great benefits for your immune system and studies show it can help boost the immune system of people with certain cancers such as colon cancer. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata): Edible mushroom that lends an earthy, nutty flavor; some say it has hints of potatoes and red wine. Great to plant in gardens as they are known to enrich soils. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Yellow Oyster: produces many fruits in a single cluster, although they are smaller fruits than other oyster varieties. Develops a nutty flavor once cooked (bitter taste if undercooked)- cook until crisp to use as replacement for bacon bits! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ANS LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
🌵GOURMET PRICES🌵
Liquid culture syringes (10cc)
-1 for $10
-2 for $18
-3 for $25
-$5 each additional after 3
Wedges
-$5 each
-$4 each of you purchase 5 or more
*Wedges and liquid cultures are made to order and are guaranteed to ship within 3 business days of payment
🍄P. CUBENSIS SPORES AVAILABLE🍄
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~B+: this infamous variety was first found in Florida and it was over 16in tall! A must have for any spore collector and great for those just starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Ban Sa Phang Kha: regarded as one of the most interesting varieties to look at underneath the microscope, originating in Thailand. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Blue Meanies: a P. Cubensis variety that is a unique addition to any spore library as it is both interesting and reliable under the microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Burma: first collected in the Southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) from buffalo dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Ecuadorian: first discovered on a mountain top in Ecuador over 3,300ft (1100m) high, another classic P. Cubensis variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Mammoths: one of the most reliable varieties to research underneath a microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Teachers: one of the classic, highly sought after P. Cubensis varieties that first appeared in the 1980’S. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Great White Monster: This is a leucistic variety although it is still a mystery what exactly it mutated from. It is possible that is has become its own variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Koh Samui Super Strain (KSSS): Another variety that came from Thailand, found on the country’s second largest island, Ko Samui. This variety is a isolate of the original Koh Samui and is also known as Thai 2. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Lizard King: This variety originates from Mexico discovered by a person named The Lizard King. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Mazatapec: originally from Mexico and ceremoniously used by the Mazatec indigenous people to connect with spirits and the divine, and to heal their ailments. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Malabar Coast: Originated from the Malabar Coast in India and is a great addition to any spore collector’s library. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~McKennaii: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY The origin of this variety is unknown but it was named in tribute to the researcher and psychonaut Terrance McKenna. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Nepal Chitwan: Originates from the Chitwan jungle of Nepal. First discovered growing on either rhino or elephant dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Amazonian: PES stands for Pacifica Exotica Spora, who developed the variety (among others you may be familiar with) after they found it in the Amazon rainforest. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Hawaiian: Interestingly, this variety does not originate from Hawaii, where it comes from is a mystery. It gets its name because the company Pacifica Exotica Spora (PES) that this variety came from is located in Hawaii. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PF Classic: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY! A classic Cubensis variety that lost popularity in the 1999 but since has gained traction again as it is great for those just starting out in microscopy. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Puerto Rican: This variety originated from a town called Canovanas which is on the Northeast side of Puerto Rico. It is great for researchers of all levels. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Red Boys: A must have for any mycologist as they uniquely drop red or rust colored spores. It was very popular in the 90s and was brought back into popularity from a 20 year old spore print! AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Rusty Whyte: Anther unique variety that is both leucistic and drops rust colored spores instead of the normal purple. This variety is a hybrid between AA+ and Cambodian Rust Spores- a must have for any spore collector. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Treasure Coast: This is a classic Cubensis variety that originate from Florida. Recommended for those who are still starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Z-strain: an excellent addition to anyone’s spore library as it is one of the best commercially available varieties today for any skill level. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
🌵ACTIVE SPORE PRICES (10cc)🌵
P. CUBENSIS SYRINGES:
-1 for $8
-2 for $15
-3 for $20
+$4 US shipping
(FREE US shipping with orders of 5 or more syringes)
*Message to inquire about bulk prices
P. CUBENSIS SWABS:
-1 pack for $10
-2 packs for $18
-3 packs for $25
**2 swabs per pack!!
🍄EXOTIC SPORES AVAILABLE🍄
***EXOTICS ARE AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~Albino Penis Envy: $15 per pack; this is a hybrid between Penis Envy and Albino PF and it is a true albino meaning it lacks all pigment and has clear spores
~Melmac (Homestead Penis Envy): $15 per pack; The original Penis Envy genetics. A must have for any spore collector.
~Panaeolus cambodginiensis var. Sandoz: $18 per pack; Originates in Cambodia.
~Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata: $15 per pack; Can be distinguished from other species by their rhomboid shaped spores. They naturally occur in the eastern and southern US on woodchips. THESE SPORES WERE COLLECTED FROM WILD SPECIMENS****
**2 swabs per pack
🌵DEALS🌵
-McKennaii swab pack: $5 each pack (2 swabs per pack)- FREE US shipping/tracking when added on to any order THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-Z-Strain swab pack: $5 each pack (2 swabs per pack)- FREE US shipping/tracking when added on to any order THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-5 spore syringe packs: Get 5 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $27 (FREE US shipping/tracking) THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-8 spore syringe packs: get 8 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) $37 (FREE US shipping/tracking) THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-10 spore syringe packs: get 10 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $47 (FREE US shipping/tracking) A $100 VALUE!!! THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-15 spore syringe packs: get 15 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $72 (FREE US shipping/tracking) THIS WEEKEND ONLY
*Substitute a cubensis spore syringe for a gourmet wedge free of charge or a gourmet liquid culture for an additional $2.
-Collector’s Set: get one of each of the 20 P. Cubensis varieties that are available in spore syringes for $97 (FREE US shipping/tracking) **Add PF Classic, McKennaii, Melmac, and Albino Penis Envy SWABS for $30 ($130 total for 24 different P. Cubensis varieties) THIS WEEKEND ONLY
-Connoisseur Kit: Get one pack of swabs of each of the exotics available for $55 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
🌵SHIPPING🌵
*Please check local laws on active spores before contacting (will not ship to CA, GA, ID- NO REFUNDS FOR PAYMENTS MADE TO SHIP TO CA, ID, OR GA)
*$4 shipping/tracking anywhere in the US (FREE US shipping/tracking on 5, 8, 10, and 15 syringe packs and collectors set)
*No refunds for postal service errors. We will reship in the US if the package is damaged
*No refunds or free reshipping for international packages that are held by customs or do not arrive (Does not happen often but there’s always a chance)
🍄HOW TO ORDER🍄
Just send us a message or chat with:
-what products you’re interested in purchasing and how many
-which form of payment you’d prefer to use (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, ApplePay and Bitcoin) *Currently unable to accept PayPal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
-your shipping name and address
-any other questions you may have (please do not ask about cultivation of active spores)
🌵Do you have unwanted prints??🌵 We will buy them, looking to purchase in bulk! Send me a chat or message for more info. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATION
Please DO NOT message us about cultivation or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order as cultivating active spores is ILLEGAL! * No refunds if you make payment and then mention cultivation.
*WE WILL NOT SHIP ACTIVE SPORES TO CA, ID, or GA
➡️if you leave a review (or have already left a review) take 15% off your next order when you mention it :)
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY!
Be well, stay positive, mush love🌵🍄💙
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Sonoran Spores can help you expand your spore library with 5 spore syringe packs for $30, 8 packs for $40, 10 packs for $50, and 15 packs for $75! FREE US shipping and tracking on all spore syringe packs🌵🍄💙

Hey guys, hope you all are holding up okay during these crazy times.
Unfortunately PayPal has suspended our account and we have to wait for it to be reviews. With that being said PayPal will not be a viable payment option at the moment. We are still able to accept Cashapp, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay and Bitcoin. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep scrolling down for more info on products available, prices, ordering, and shipping!
All products are proudly made in front of a laminar flow hood!
❌Please DO NOT message us about the cultivation of actives or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order
🍄GOURMET SPECIES AVAILABLE🍄
-Black Oyster: contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tastes delicious cooked in a number of way: fried, sautéed, grilled, roasted! Good and good for you. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY!
-Chestnut: delicious edible mushroom that is commonly used for its crunchy texture (even after cooking) and it’s nutty flavor. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURES ONLY
-Chicken of the Woods: Considered a delicacy by many- as it’s name suggests it tastes like chicken! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Cordyceps: can boost exercise performance, can help manage the symptoms of diabetes, and had anti-aging properties! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Ganoderma Sessile: one of the 3 common reishi species and is used medicinally for a variety of ailments such as inflammation, diabetes, cancer related tiredness, high blood pressure, and much more! AVAILABLE IN LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES ONLY
-King Oyster: The largest of the oyster mushroom genus that is commonly used as a meat substitute for vegetarians for their meaty texture. Not only are they good, but good for you too: they’re loaded with proteins and vitamins plus many other health benefits. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Lion’s mane: Studies find that this edible mushroom can protect against dementia, aid in the recovery from injuries to the nervous system, can help manage diabetes symptoms, increase energy and much more. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Maitake: This mushroom is known for its earthy flavor and many medicinal benefits such as fighting tumors, stimulating your immune system and there’s evidence that it can lower blood pressure. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum): Many medicinal purposes and shows promise in cancer related treatments/therapies. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Shiitake: This species is native to East Asia and is delicious and good for you, too! It can provide anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces restriction in blood flow, and can help lower cholesterol. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Turkey Tails: a medicinal mushrooms packed with antioxidants that can have great benefits for your immune system and studies show it can help boost the immune system of people with certain cancers such as colon cancer. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata): Edible mushroom that lends an earthy, nutty flavor; some say it has hints of potatoes and red wine. Great to plant in gardens as they are known to enrich soils. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES!
-Yellow Oyster: produces many fruits in a single cluster, although they are smaller fruits than other oyster varieties. Develops a nutty flavor once cooked (bitter taste if undercooked)- cook until crisp to use as replacement for bacon bits! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ANS LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
🌵GOURMET PRICES🌵
Liquid culture syringes (10cc)
-1 for $10
-2 for $18
-3 for $25
-$5 each additional after 3
Wedges
-$5 each
-$4 each of you purchase 5 or more
*Wedges and liquid cultures are made to order and are guaranteed to ship within 3 business days of payment
🍄P. CUBENSIS SPORES AVAILABLE🍄
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~B+: this infamous variety was first found in Florida and it was over 16in tall! A must have for any spore collector and great for those just starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Ban Sa Phang Kha: regarded as one of the most interesting varieties to look at underneath the microscope, originating in Thailand. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Blue Meanies: a P. Cubensis variety that is a unique addition to any spore library as it is both interesting and reliable under the microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Burma: first collected in the Southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) from buffalo dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Ecuadorian: first discovered on a mountain top in Ecuador over 3,300ft (1100m) high, another classic P. Cubensis variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Mammoths: one of the most reliable varieties to research underneath a microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Teachers: one of the classic, highly sought after P. Cubensis varieties that first appeared in the 1980’S. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Great White Monster: This is a leucistic variety although it is still a mystery what exactly it mutated from. It is possible that is has become its own variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Koh Samui Super Strain (KSSS): Another variety that came from Thailand, found on the country’s second largest island, Ko Samui. This variety is a isolate of the original Koh Samui and is also known as Thai 2. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Lizard King: This variety originates from Mexico discovered by a person named The Lizard King. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Mazatapec: originally from Mexico and ceremoniously used by the Mazatec indigenous people to connect with spirits and the divine, and to heal their ailments. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Malabar Coast: Originated from the Malabar Coast in India and is a great addition to any spore collector’s library. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~McKennaii: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY The origin of this variety is unknown but it was named in tribute to the researcher and psychonaut Terrance McKenna. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Nepal Chitwan: Originates from the Chitwan jungle of Nepal. First discovered growing on either rhino or elephant dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PES Amazonian: PES stands for Pacifica Exotica Spora, who developed the variety (among others you may be familiar with) after they found it in the Amazon rainforest. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PES Hawaiian: Interestingly, this variety does not originate from Hawaii, where it comes from is a mystery. It gets its name because the company Pacifica Exotica Spora (PES) that this variety came from is located in Hawaii. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PF Classic: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY! A classic Cubensis variety that lost popularity in the 1999 but since has gained traction again as it is great for those just starting out in microscopy. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Puerto Rican: This variety originated from a town called Canovanas which is on the Northeast side of Puerto Rico. It is great for researchers of all levels. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Red Boys: A must have for any mycologist as they uniquely drop red or rust colored spores. It was very popular in the 90s and was brought back into popularity from a 20 year old spore print! AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Rusty Whyte: Anther unique variety that is both leucistic and drops rust colored spores instead of the normal purple. This variety is a hybrid between AA+ and Cambodian Rust Spores- a must have for any spore collector. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Treasure Coast: This is a classic Cubensis variety that originate from Florida. Recommended for those who are still starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Z-strain: an excellent addition to anyone’s spore library as it is one of the best commercially available varieties today for any skill level. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
🌵ACTIVE SPORE PRICES (10cc)🌵
P. CUBENSIS SYRINGES:
-1 for $8
-2 for $15
-3 for $20
+$4 US shipping
(FREE US shipping with orders of 5 or more syringes)
*Message to inquire about bulk prices
P. CUBENSIS SWABS:
-1 pack for $10
-2 packs for $18
-3 packs for $25
**2 swabs per pack!!
🍄EXOTIC SPORES AVAILABLE🍄
***EXOTICS ARE AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~Albino Penis Envy: $15 per pack; this is a hybrid between Penis Envy and Albino PF and it is a true albino meaning it lacks all pigment and has clear spores
~Melmac (Homestead Penis Envy): $15 per pack; The original Penis Envy genetics. A must have for any spore collector.
~Panaeolus cambodginiensis var. Sandoz: $18 per pack; Originates in Cambodia.
~Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata: $15 per pack; Can be distinguished from other species by their rhomboid shaped spores. They naturally occur in the eastern and southern US on woodchips. THESE SPORES WERE COLLECTED FROM WILD SPECIMENS****
**2 swabs per pack
🌵DEALS🌵
-5 spore syringe packs: Get 5 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $30 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
-8 spore syringe packs: get 8 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) $40 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
-10 spore syringe packs: get 10 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $50 (FREE US shipping/tracking) A $100 VALUE!!!
-15 spore syringe packs: get 15 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $75 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
*Substitute a cubensis spore syringe for a gourmet wedge free of charge or a gourmet liquid culture for an additional $2.
-Collector’s Set: get one of each of the 20 P. Cubensis varieties that are available in spore syringes for $100 (FREE US shipping/tracking) **Add PF Classic, McKennaii, Melmac, and Albino Penis Envy SWABS for $35 ($135 total for 24 different P. Cubensis varieties)
-Connoisseur Kit: Get one pack of swabs of each of the exotics available for $55 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
🍄SUPPLIES🍄
-Have prints your want to turn into syringes? Sterilized, empty syringes are available for $2 each
-Rolls of micropore tape
-$3 a roll
-$10 for 4 rolls
-Rolls of breathable self adhesive tape: $8.50 a roll (Parafilm substitute- used for agar work)
-Sealed and sterile cotton tipped applicators (for making swabs): $2 per pack (2 swabs per pack)
🌵SHIPPING🌵
*Please check local laws on active spores before contacting (will not ship to CA, GA, ID- NO REFUNDS FOR PAYMENTS MADE TO SHIP TO CA, ID, OR GA)
*$4 tracking anywhere in the US (FREE US shipping/tracking on 5, 8, 10, and 15 syringe packs and collectors set)
*No refunds for postal service errors. We will reship in the US if the package is damaged
*No refunds or free reshipping for international packages that are held by customs or do not arrive (Does not happen often but there’s always a chance)
🍄HOW TO ORDER🍄
Just send us a message or chat with:
-what products you’re interested in purchasing and how many
-which form of payment you’d prefer to use (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, ApplePay and Bitcoin) *Currently unable to accept PayPal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
-your shipping name and address
-any other questions you may have (please do not ask about cultivation of active spores)
🌵Do you have unwanted prints??🌵 We will buy them, looking to purchase in bulk! Send me a chat or message for more info. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATION
Please DO NOT message us about cultivation or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order as cultivating active spores is ILLEGAL! * No refunds if you make payment and then mention cultivation.
*WE WILL NOT SHIP ACTIVE SPORES TO CA, ID, or GA
➡️if you leave a review (or have already left a review) take 15% off your next order when you mention it :)
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY!
Be well, stay positive, mush love🌵🍄💙
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The Truth about Warren Buffett?

The Oracle of Omaha has a reputation as the gentle GOAT, but is there more to this than meets the eye?
Is there something that is often overlooked?
Or is this reputation warranted? (get it...warren, warranted?)
Anyway...Let's begin...

The story begins in 1942, when Warren Buffet bought his first shares at the age of just 11.
This is same year that his father Howard Buffett ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nebraska district.
He won, and became a member of Congress in 1943.
Before this, Howard worked at a small stock brokerage firm.
He was reelected twice. However, in 1952, he decided against seeking another term and returned to his investment business in Omaha, Buffett-Falk & Co., where he worked until shortly before his death in 1964.
But what about Warren Buffett?
In 1951, after graduating from Columbia, where he was taught by Benjamin Graham, Buffett worked for three years at his father's firm as an investment salesman.
In 1954, Buffett accepted a job at Benjamin Graham's partnership, working as a securities analyst.
His starting salary was $12,000 a year - the equivalent of $114,000 today.
However, just two years later, Graham retired and Buffett started his own investment partnership.
He went to his father's acquaintances to raise Capital for his first fund.
These were prominent families in Nebraska with big businesses and political connections.
For example, across the street was the family whose son became the CEO of Coca Cola - that family gave him $10,000 (in the 50′s).

In 2012, the STOCK Act or The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act was signed into law.
The law prohibits the use of non-public information for private profit, including insider trading by members of Congress and other government employees.
Remember, Buffett's father used to be in Congress.
The only people who were, before 2012, allowed to trade on insider information without having criminal charges brought against them were congressmen.
Remember, Buffett's father was a stock market broker prior to being elected and going to Congress, hence he had a comprehensive knowledge of the stock market and clearly had an interest in it.
After all, it was his father who taught Buffett the ropes early on and had him buy his first shares as an eleven year old.

Imagine you are Warren Buffett, and you can:
1). Get insider information to trade on it;
2). Get a six-figure position after College;
3). After a few years, set up your own fund, getting money from wealthy family friends;
4). Pay no dividends to investors and only put a hundred bucks of your own money into the fund;
5). Let the mathematics of compounding work its magic as you bring in more institutional money;
6). Become so connected Politically and connected on Wall Street that you can get special deals, which have practically no risk as you know bailouts are coming. For example, in the 2008 crisis, Berkshire owned stock valued at more than $13 billion in the top recipients of the TARP funds, and Berkshire had at least twice as much dependence on bailed-out banks as any other large investor;
7). Have billions of dollars on hand, remember you ain't paying any dividends to investors, ready for the inevitable economic recession to hit so that you can sweep up cheap assets;
8). Be holier-than-thou (i.e. calling derivatives "financial weapons of mass destruction" when, during the height of the 2008 crisis, Berkshire sold more than $2.5 billion worth of credit default swaps. OR what about Buffett's reputation as the saviour in the Great Recession when Berkshire is the majority owner of Moody's, who played a key role in inflating the crisis in 2008 - via their questionable debt and derivative ratings which inflated the mortgage and subprime market).

What about Buffett's status as the GOAT?
Jim Simons has a far superior track record.
Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya has even stated that Jeff Bezos is the best investor of our generation, not Warren Buffett.

Buffett has missed out on an entire raft of tech and Berkshire has underperformed the S&P 500 in recent years.
Berkshire's best years are found overwhelmingly in the period before the tech era.
Also, he has been critical of Bitcoin, describing it as "rat poison squared"
Ultimately, Buffett is worth $73 billion, he doesn't need to have an in-depth understanding of new age tech.
Moreover, Buffett has a huge stake in Finance 1.0, why would he give props to Finance 2.0?
Bitcoin as a savings vehicle is misaligned with Berkshire's don't-save-money-invest-it-in-us or consume more of the products of the businesses that Berkshire has a huge stake in, and is also misaligned with Berkshire's Cantillon insider advantages.

It's worth noting that Howard Buffett strongly supported the gold standard because he believed it would limit the ability of government to inflate the money supply and spend beyond its means. Here is a direct quote from Howard:
"I warn you that politicians of both parties will oppose the restoration of gold, although they may outwardly seemingly favor it, unless you are willing to surrender your children and your country to galloping inflation, war and slavery then this cause demands your support. For if human liberty is to survive in America, we must win the battle to restore honest money. There is no more important challenge facing us than this issue -- the restoration of your freedom to secure gold in exchange for the fruits of your labors."
His son Warren, however, hates gold. See the Cantillon Effect as to why.
Some have even argued that Buffett's success can be summarised by the following:
First Deals = Insider Information
Last Deals = Cantillon Effect
What are your thoughts?
Is it true... or false?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpTUBgUYgc
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Sonoran Spores’ 4th of July SALE is still going on!!! Select CUBENSIS spore syringes PACKS, 3 for $15! $5 off all normal spore syringe packs, $8 liquid cultures, $4 wedges, and $8 for 2 swabs! Come check out our selection and HUGE SALE!!🌵🍄💙

Hello, hope you all had a fun and safe holiday. Our 4th of July SALE is still going on!
-Red, White, Blue Syringe Set: Get 1 spore syringe of Great White Monster, and Blue Meanies, and YOUR choice of Red Boys or Rusty Whyte (3 total syringes) for $15 ($3 US shipping/tracking)
-Red, White, Blue Swab Set: Get 1 spore swab of Blue Meanies, and YOUR choice of Albino Penis Envy or Avery’s Albino and Red Boys or Rusty Whyte (3 swab packs, 6 swabs total) for $25 (FREE US shipping/tracking
-Beginners set: Great for those who are just dipping their toes into the hobby: Get 3 spore syringes- 1 Golden Teacher, 1 B+, and your choice of 1 Z-Strain, Treasure Coast, or Golden Mammoth for $15 ($3 US shipping/tracking)
-$5 off ALL spore syringe packs: 5 packs are $25, 8 packs are $35, 10 packs are $45, 15 packs are $70, and collectors sets are $100 ($140 with extra swabs)
-Liquid Culture Syringes (10cc): Gourmet liquid culture are $8 ($5 each after 3)
-Gourmet Wedges: all wedges are $4 each
P. Cubensis “Taman Negara” is now available in spore syringes and P. Cubensis “Avery’s Albino” is back in swabs! Black Oyster and Chicken of the Woods are now in 10cc Liquid Culture syringes!
Unfortunately PayPal has suspended our account and we have to wait for it to be reviews. With that being said PayPal will not be a viable payment option at the moment. We are still able to accept Cashapp, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay and Bitcoin. WE CAN ONLY TAKE INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS THROUGH BITCOIN AT THIS TIME. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep scrolling down for more info on products available, prices, ordering, and shipping!
All products are proudly made in front of a laminar flow hood!
❌Please DO NOT message us about the cultivation of actives or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order
🎆GOURMET SPECIES AVAILABLE🎆
-Black Oyster: contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tastes delicious cooked in a number of way: fried, sautéed, grilled, roasted! Good and good for you. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Chestnut: delicious edible mushroom that is commonly used for its crunchy texture (even after cooking) and it’s nutty flavor. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Chicken of the Woods: Considered a delicacy by many- as it’s name suggests it tastes like chicken! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURES SYRINGES
-Cordyceps: can boost exercise performance, can help manage the symptoms of diabetes, and had anti-aging properties! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Ganoderma Sessile: one of the 3 common reishi species and is used medicinally for a variety of ailments such as inflammation, diabetes, cancer related tiredness, high blood pressure, and much more! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-King Oyster: The largest of the oyster mushroom genus that is commonly used as a meat substitute for vegetarians for their meaty texture. Not only are they good, but good for you too: they’re loaded with proteins and vitamins plus many other health benefits. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Lion’s mane: Studies find that this edible mushroom can protect against dementia, aid in the recovery from injuries to the nervous system, can help manage diabetes symptoms, increase energy and much more. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Maitake: This mushroom is known for its earthy flavor and many medicinal benefits such as fighting tumors, stimulating your immune system and there’s evidence that it can lower blood pressure. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum): Many medicinal purposes and shows promise in cancer related treatments/therapies. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Shiitake: This species is native to East Asia and is delicious and good for you, too! It can provide anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces restriction in blood flow, and can help lower cholesterol. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Turkey Tails: a medicinal mushrooms packed with antioxidants that can have great benefits for your immune system and studies show it can help boost the immune system of people with certain cancers such as colon cancer. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata): Edible mushroom that lends an earthy, nutty flavor; some say it has hints of potatoes and red wine. Great to plant in gardens as they are known to enrich soils. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Yellow Oyster: produces many fruits in a single cluster, although they are smaller fruits than other oyster varieties. Develops a nutty flavor once cooked (bitter taste if undercooked)- cook until crisp to use as replacement for bacon bits! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ANS LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
🍔GOURMET PRICES🍔
Liquid culture syringes (10cc)
-1 for $8
-2 for $16
-3 for $24
-$5 each additional after 3
Wedges
-$4 each
*Wedges and liquid cultures are made to order and are guaranteed to ship within 3 business days of payment
🇺🇸P. CUBENSIS SPORES AVAILABLE🇺🇸
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~B+: this infamous variety was first found in Florida and it was over 16in tall! A must have for any spore collector and great for those just starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Ban Sa Phang Kha: regarded as one of the most interesting varieties to look at underneath the microscope, originating in Thailand. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Blue Meanies: a P. Cubensis variety that is a unique addition to any spore library as it is both interesting and reliable under the microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Burma: first collected in the Southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) from buffalo dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Ecuadorian: first discovered on a mountain top in Ecuador over 3,300ft (1100m) high, another classic P. Cubensis variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Mammoths: one of the most reliable varieties to research underneath a microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Teachers: one of the classic, highly sought after P. Cubensis varieties that first appeared in the 1980’S. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Great White Monster: This is a leucistic variety although it is still a mystery what exactly it mutated from. It is possible that is has become its own variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Koh Samui Super Strain (KSSS): Another variety that came from Thailand, found on the country’s second largest island, Ko Samui. This variety is a isolate of the original Koh Samui and is also known as Thai 2. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Lizard King: This variety originates from Mexico discovered by a person named The Lizard King. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Mazatapec: originally from Mexico and ceremoniously used by the Mazatec indigenous people to connect with spirits and the divine, and to heal their ailments. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Malabar Coast: Originated from the Malabar Coast in India and is a great addition to any spore collector’s library. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~McKennaii: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY The origin of this variety is unknown but it was named in tribute to the researcher and psychonaut Terrance McKenna. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Nepal Chitwan: Originates from the Chitwan jungle of Nepal. First discovered growing on either rhino or elephant dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Amazonian: PES stands for Pacifica Exotica Spora, who developed the variety (among others you may be familiar with) after they found it in the Amazon rainforest. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Hawaiian: Interestingly, this variety does not originate from Hawaii, where it comes from is a mystery. It gets its name because the company Pacifica Exotica Spora (PES) that this variety came from is located in Hawaii. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PF Classic: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY! A classic Cubensis variety that lost popularity in the 1999 but since has gained traction again as it is great for those just starting out in microscopy. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Puerto Rican: This variety originated from a town called Canovanas which is on the Northeast side of Puerto Rico. It is great for researchers of all levels. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Red Boys: A must have for any mycologist as they uniquely drop red or rust colored spores. It was very popular in the 90s and was brought back into popularity from a 20 year old spore print! AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Rusty Whyte: Anther unique variety that is both leucistic and drops rust colored spores instead of the normal purple. This variety is a hybrid between AA+ and Cambodian Rust Spores- a must have for any spore collector. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~NEW: Taman Negara: Genetics are rumored to have been started by a fellow Redditor. These spores were acquired from a trusted friend here on Reddit.
~Treasure Coast: This is a classic Cubensis variety that originate from Florida. Recommended for those who are still starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
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If you missed the AMA

AMA AT DETECTIVE ID (25/06/2020)
Before welcoming any questions, I would like to briefly introduce STATERA PROJECT. Statera is a smart contract deflationary token pegged to a cryptocurrency index fund. By including STA in an index fund with Link, BTC, ETH, and SNX you can buy one token and access the price action of four of the leading cryptocurrencies. You can also invest directly in the index fund (balancer pool) and receive the benefits of fees and BAL tokens paid to you while also having an automatically balanced fund. Lastly the deflationary mechanics of STA increases the chance for positive price action while decreasing beta (volatility). This is all found in a smart contract that is fully decentralized, the founders can no longer augment the contract in any way and this has been confirmed by a third party code audit through Hacken.
Q1 : please explain in more detail about Statera, what is the background of this project? and when was it established?
The dev of this project had previously created another deflationary token BURN. When the Balancer Labs released the Balancer Protocol, he had an idea to combine the two, deflationary token and a pool of tokens, making the first deflationary index fund. It started in the end of May and on the 3rd iteration, May 29th - a trustless version was launched that we see today. As briefly explained earlier, STATERA or STA is an Index Deflationary Token built on Ethereum blockchain; Index: Contains a token suite of world class leading crypto assests BTC, ETH, LINK, SNX with STA. Deflationary: On every transaction of STA 1% of the transacted amount is sent to 0x address on ethereum, burned forever, thus reducing the circulating supply of STA Index+Deflationary: STA is mixed with BTC, ETH, LINK SNX in a portfolio, backed by liquidity on a protocol known as balancer (balancer.finance) This platform serves as a market maker for the token suit. The Index suite is of equal rate of 20%, that is 20% of BTC, ETH, SNX LINK and STA, Thus, anytime there is an increase in value of any of those coins or tokens, balancer automatically trade them for STA in order to keep the token suit ratio balanced. And anytime there is an increase in the value of STA, the same process applies. while doing this trade, it enables further burning on every transaction, thus facilitating more token scarcity. In addition to this, Statera was deployed with contract finalised, that is, the index suite can not be altered, It is completely out of Dev's control.
Q2 : What are the achievements that have been obtained by Statera in 2020? And what goals do you want to achieve in 2020?
By this we assume the questionnaire is asking for a roadmap! First, the project is barely a month old, and within just a month, our liquidity has grown from $50,000 to over $400,000 currently above $300,000. Among the things we have accomplished so far is the creation of market value for STA's Balancer liquidity pool token BPT, which is currently over $1000 per one BPT. Regarding what we set to achieve: The future is filled with many opportunities and potentials, currently, we are working on a massive campaign to introduce our product to the outside world. We have already made contact with different and reputable forums and channels regarding marketing and advertisement offers, some which we are currently negotiating, some which we are awaiting response. All we can say for now is that the Team is working hard to make this the Investment opportunity every crypto enthusiast has been waiting for. Statera has the goal of putting cryptocurrency into every portfolio. We believe we have a product that increases the returns of investing in cryptocurrencies and makes it easier to diversify in this space. We have done so much in June: articles, how to videos, completed the audit, tech upgrades like one token liquidity additions, and beginning our many social communities. We have been hard at work behind the scenes but things like sponsorships, features, and media take time, content makers need days if not weeks to develop content, especially the best of the best. We are working tirelessly, we will not disappoint. We have plans for 2020-2025 and will release those in the next month. They are big and bold, you’re going to be impressed by the scale of our vision, when we say “Cryptocurrency in every portfolio” we mean it. In 2020 more specifically we are focused on more media, videos, product offerings, and exchanges.
Q3 : What is the purpose of STA token? How can we get STA? The purpose of STA is an investment in the first deflationary index fund. The whole index's value rises from these aspects: 1. The index funds (WBTC,WETH,SNX,LINK) appreciate in value 2. When the index tokens are traded, the pool receives transaction fees - 1% 3. STA burns on transactions, so it's deflationary nature increases its value as the total supply drops 4. Balancer rewards Index holders with BAL token airdrops every week You can invest via the 'Trade' links in stateraproject.com website. Easiest way is to do it using ETH. The monetary policy of our token is set in stone and constantly deflationary. This negative supply pressure is a powerful mechanism in economics and price discovery. Through the lowering of supply we can decrease your beta (volatility) and increase your alpha (gains). Our token is currently only top 40 in liquidity on Balancer, however our volume is top 10! You want to know why? Because Statera works. Statera increases arbitrage, volume, fees, BAL rewards, and liquidity. Our liquidity miners in our Balancer pool are already making some of the highest BAL rewards on the platform, one user we spoke with made 18% in June, that’s over 150% APY! Our product is working, 100% (or you could say 150%), and when people start to see that, and realize the value, the sky's the limit.
Q4 : can we as a user do STA mining? The supply of STA doesn't increase anymore, it only decreases due to the burn feature. So there is no way to mine anymore STA. Only way to acquire the tokens is via an exchange. The monetary policy of our token is set in stone and constantly deflationary. This negative supply pressure is a powerful mechanism in economics and price discovery. Through the lowering of supply we can decrease your beta (volatility) and increase your alpha (gains). Our token is currently only top 40 in liquidity on Balancer, however our volume is top 10! You want to know why? Because Statera works. Statera increases arbitrage, volume, fees, BAL rewards, and liquidity. Our liquidity miners in our Balancer pool are already making some of the highest BAL rewards on the platform, one user we spoke with made 18% in June, that’s over 150% APY! Our product is working, 100% (or you could say 150%), and when people start to see that, and realize the value, the sky's the limit.
Q5 : The ecosystem of a public chain has a lot to do with the level of engagement and participation of third-party developers. How does Statera support the developers?
Not really. Our project is focusing on investment opportunities for the cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency tokens that are not used and are just sitting in a wallet can work for you by being added to an index fund and appreciate in value over time. First off, what we have created is a new asset class, I’ll repeat that, a new asset class. This asset has never existed: “Deflationary Index Fund,” what does that mean for finance? What will developers do with this? It’s hard to give a finite answer. We hope there are future economic papers on our token and what it means to be a deflationary index fund. With the addition of synthetic assets and oracles you can put any asset into the DeFi space: Gold, Nikkei 225, USD, etc. STA can be combined with any assets and bring the benefits of it’s ecosystem and deflationary mechanism to that asset. STA, the token itself, also gives you access to the price action of any asset it is paired with. Put simply STA’s balancer pool(s) give you a benefit in holding them, and STA’s price will reflect it’s inclusion in Balancer Pool(s) (and possibly future financial instruments), so STA is a bet on DeFi as a whole. When we say as whole, we mean as whole: what happens if you include STA in a crypto loan, or package it with a synthetic S&P 500 token, or use it as fee payment in a DeFi platform? Being fully decentralized it is up to our community to make this happen, social engagement and community are key. We are constantly bringing community members onto our team and rewarding those that benefit the ecosystem. in addition, Statera is a fully community project now. Paul who is the current team leader was an ordinary member of the community weeks ago, due to his interest and support for the project, he started dedicating his time to the project. Quite a number of community members are also in the same position, while Statera was developed by an individual, it is being built by the entire Statera community
Community Questions (Twitter):
Q1 From: @KazimKara35 The project tells us that the acquisition and sale of data between participants is protected by code of conduct and how safe is deployed on the blockchain, but how do you handle regulations while operating on a global scale?
Statera is decentralized token, similar to other utility crypto tokens and same regulations apply to it as others. his is actually a benefit of our decentralized nature. This isn’t legal advice, however in the past regulating bodies have ruled that the more decentralized a project is, especially from launch, the less likely they are to be deemed a security (see: Ethereum). This means they can be traded more freely and be available on more platforms. We are as decentralized as you can be. The data itself is all secured through the blockchain which has been shown to be a highly secure medium. We do not store any of your data and as long as you follow best practices in blockchain security there are no added security risks of using Statera. We don’t, and literally can’t, hold anymore personal information than is made available in any blockchain transaction. and that "personal information" is more likely than not just your ethereum wallet address, no "real world" data is included in transactions
Q2 from: @Michael_NGT353 What is Mechanism you use On your Project sir? Are you Use PoS,PoW or other Mechanism Can you explain why you use it and what is Make it Different?
Our token is an ERC-20 token and it's running on the Ethereum blockchain. The Ethereum's POW mechanism is currently supporting the Statera token We run on Ethereum, so we are currently PoW. With ETH 2.0 we will hopefully be PoS this year (hopefully). We use it because ETH has over 100 million addresses and around a million daily transactions. We are currently at about 1,900 token holders, we are just touching the edge of what is possible in this market. We chose the biggest and the best network available right now to launch our product. We think the upside is huge because of this choice. Being the biggest network it is also one of the most secure, no high risk vulnerabilities have been found in Ethereum or in our code (we've had our code audited by a third party, Hacken, and you can read their audit on our Medium page), so we also have security on our side
Q3 From : @Ryaaan_Nguyen Can you list some of Statera outstanding features for everyone here to know about? What are the products that Statera is focusing on developing?
As mentioned earlier by GC, First off, what we have created is a new asset class, I’ll repeat that, a new asset class. This asset has never existed: “Deflationary Index Fund,” what does that mean for finance? What will developers do with this? It’s hard to give a finite answer. We hope there are future economic papers on our token and what it means to be a deflationary index fund. With the addition of synthetic assets and oracles you can put any asset into the DeFi space: Gold, Nikkei 225, USD, etc. STA can be combined with any assets and bring the benefits of it’s ecosystem and deflationary mechanism to that asset. STA, the token itself, also gives you access to the price action of any asset it is paired with. Put simply STA’s balancer pool(s) give you a benefit in holding them, and STA’s price will reflect it’s inclusion in Balancer Pool(s) (and possibly future financial instruments), so STA is a bet on DeFi as a whole. When we say as whole, we mean as whole: what happens if you include STA in a crypto loan, or package it with a synthetic S&P 500 token, or use it as fee payment in a DeFi platform? We touched on this a bit in the question on what makes us special compared to other exchanges. We have created a product that synergizes with Balancer Pools creating a symbiotic relationship that improves the outcomes for users (our product can also synergize with future DeFi products). By including STA in an index fund with Link, BTC, ETH, and SNX you can buy one token and access the price action of four of the leading cryptocurrencies. You can also invest directly in the index fund (balancer pool) and receive the benefits of fees and BAL tokens paid to you while also having an automatically balanced portfolio (like an index fund with dividends). Lastly, the deflationary mechanics of STA increases the chance for positive price action while decreasing beta. We want to package Statera with assets across the whole cryptocurrency space, with an emphasis on DeFi. We also want everyday people to be able to invest quickly in crypto while also feeling reassured their investment is set up to succeed. We are focused on developing a name brand that people go to first and foremost when investing in crypto: cryptocurrency in every portfolio. This is all found in a smart contract that is fully decentralized, the founders can no longer augment the contract in any way and this has been confirmed by the third party code audit. This is a feature in and of itself, some argue that Bitcoin’s true value is in it’s network effect, first mover advantage, and immutability. Statera is modeled on all three of those and has those features in spades. The community now owns our token, the power in that, giving finance and power to the people, is why we are here.
Q4 From : @futcek What do you think about the possibility of creating new use cases in DeFi space for existing real world assets by using crypto technology? What role do you see in this creation for Statera?
I think my answer above actually answers this perfectly, Statera in and of itself is a “new use case”, a “deflationary index fund” has never existed, I’ll copy and paste the other relevant part: “With the addition of synthetic assets and oracles you can put any asset into the DeFi space: Gold, Nikkei 225, USD, etc. STA can be combined with any assets and bring the benefits of it’s ecosystem and deflationary mechanism to that asset. STA, the token itself, also gives you access to the price action of any asset it is paired with. Put simply STA’s balancer pool(s) give you a benefit in holding them, and STA’s price will reflect it’s inclusion in Balancer Pool(s) (and possibly future financial instruments), so STA is a bet on DeFi as a whole. When we say as whole, we mean as whole: what happens if you include STA in a crypto loan, or package it with a synthetic S&P 500 token, or use it as fee payment in a DeFi platform? Being fully decentralized it is up to our community to make this happen, social engagement and community are key. We are constantly bringing community members onto our team and rewarding those that benefit the ecosystem.” Statera is a way to make your investment more successful, and owning Statera let's you benefit from other people using it to make their investments more successful (a self feeding cycle).
Q5 From : @Carmenzamorag Statera's deflationary system is based in that with every transaction 1% of the amount is destroyed, would this lead to lack of supply and liquidity in the long term future? How would that be fixed?
The curve of supply is asymptote, meaning that it will never reach zero. The idea is that the deflationary process will slowly decrease the supply of STA, which – combined with a fixed or increaseing demand – will result in STA appreciating in value. Evidently, as the STA token increases in value, the amounts of STA being traded will slowly decrease: The typical investor might buy 10.000 STA at the current rate, but in the future (proportional to an increase in the valueation of STA) this number will tend to decrease, hence the future investor might only buy 1000 STA. This of course results in less STA being burned. Additionally, STA is divisible to the 18th decimal, why – even if the supply was to reach 1 STA – there would be a sufficient supply. Well this would be a question for a Mathematician, and luckily we’re loaded with them (as seen above)! I’ll try to illustrate with an example. 1% of 100 million is 1 million, 1% of 10 million is 100,000. As we go down in supply the burn is less by volume. What also happens at lower supply is higher prices (supply and demand economics). So those 1 million tokens burned may be worth $20,000, but by the time overall supply is at 10 million those 100,000 tokens may also be worth $20,000 or even more. This means you transact “less”, if you want to buy 1 Ether now with Statera you need 8,900 STA which would burn 89 tokens. If Statera is worth $100 you only need 2.32 statera (.023 tokens burned). Along with this proportional and relative burn decrease, tokens are 18 decimals long, so even when we get to 1 token left (which mathematically would take decades if not centuries, but that is wholly dependent on usage), you are still left with 10 to the 18th power, or one quintillion “tokens”. So it’s going to take us a while to have supply issues :)
Nuked Phase (3rd Part)
Q) What is your VISION and Mission?
Our working mission and vision: Mission: Provide every investor with simple and effective ways to invest in cryptocurrency. Decrease volatility and increase positive price pressure in cryptocurrency investments. Lower the barrier to entry for more advanced investment tools. Be a community focused and community driven cryptocurrency, fully decentralized by every meaning of the word. Vision: We aspire to put “cryptocurrency in every portfolio”. We envision a world where finance is given back to the people and wealth building strategies withheld only for affluent individuals are given to all. We also strive to create an investment environment based on sound monetary policy and all the power that comes with a sound asset.
Q) What are the benefits of STA for its investors in long term? Does STA have Afrika as an important area for its expansion?
We have ties to Africa and see Statera as a way for anyone and everyone to invest in cryptocurrency. The small marketcap of statera makes it's price low and it's upside massive. Right now if you wanted to be exposed to the price action of four cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, Link, SNX) Statera is a way to gain that exposure in a way that has a huge upside, compared to the other four assets, there are risks in investing in any small cap but with those risk come outsized rewards (not investment advice and all answers are solely my opinions 😊)
Q) In the long run, why should we trust and follow STATERA? How do you raise awareness and elimination of the doubts of investors / partners / customers?.
You're really asking "How do I trust myself and other crypto investors" The project is FULLY decentralized, it is now in the hands of the community. We would venture a guess that the community wants their investment to succeed and be worth more in the future, so you are betting on people. wanting to make themselves money on their own investment. This is a pretty sure bet. The community being active and engaged is key, and we have short term and long term plans to ensure this happens
Q) No one can doubt the strength of #Statera. But can you tell us some of the challenges and difficulties you're presently facing? How can you possibly overcome them?
We're swinging outside our weightclass, we don't see litecoin or SNX, or any other crypto product as our competition. Our competition is NASDAQ, Fidelity, etc. We want to provide world class financial instruments that only the wealthy have access to in the traditional world to everyone. Providing liquidity, risk parity, being paid to provide liquidity, unique value propositions, are all things we want to bring to everyone. However we are coming up in a hectic space, everyday their is fud and defamation on the web, but that is the sandbox we chose to play in and we aren't grabbing our ball and going home. We can tell you that we will not disappoint and fighting all the fud that comes along with being a small and upstart project only fuel our fire. Building legitimacy is our largest challenge and looking at our audit, financial report, and some things you will see in the coming weeks, we hope you see we are facing those challenges head on.
Q) What is the actual uniqueness of #Statera.??? Can you guys please explain tha advantages of #Statera over other projects.??
When we launched there were no other products like ours. There are now copies, and we wish them the best, but we have the best product, hands down. Over the next couple weeks this will become apparent, if it hasn't already, also a lot of the AMA answers dug deeper into our unique value proposition, especially the benefits we provide to Balancer Pools which shows the benefits we would provide for any index fund. We are a tool to improve cryptocurrency investing
Q) Fragmentation, layering and cross-chain are three future solutions for high-performance blockchains. Where is Statera currently? What are the main reasons for taking this direction?
We operate on the Ethereum chain, as it upgrades our services and usability will upgrade. We are working on UI and more user friendly systems to onboard people into our ecosystem
Q) How STATERA plan to make room and make this project known in the world of crypto, full of technology and full of new projects very good in today's market?
We think we have a truly innovative product, which - when first understood - appeals to most investors. Whether you want a high-volatility/medium-risk token like STA or whether you are more conservative and simply just plan on adding to the Statera pool BPT (which is not nearly as volatile but still offers great returns). We plan on making Statera known to the crypto world through a marketing campaign which slowly will be unravelled in the comming days and weeks. If interested, you can check out an analysis of the different investment options in the Statera ecosystem in our first financial report: https://medium.com/@stateraproject/statera-financial-reports-b47defb58a18
Q) Hello, cryptocurrencies are very volatile and follow bitcoin ... and does this apply to Statera? or is there some other logic present in some way? is statera token different from a current token? Are you working on listings on other exchanges?
Currently uniswap is somewhat uncomfortable for fees. We are also on bamboo relay, saturn network, and mesa. Statera will be volatile like all cryptocurrency, this is a small and nascent space. But with the deflationary mechanic and balancer pool, over time, as marketcap grows it will become less volatile and more positively reactive to price.
Q) Security is one of the most essential characteristics for a project to get reputation. How can #Statera Team assure to their community that users assets and investments will stay safe from unwanted agents?
We have been third party audited by the same company that worked with VeChain to audit their code. Our code has been shown to be bulletproof. Unless Ethereum comes up with a fatal security flaw there is nothing that can happen to our contract (there is no backdoor, no way for anyone to edit or adjust the smart contract).
Q) Many investors see the project from the price of the coin. Can you give us advantages why Statera is so suitable for long-term investment? and what makes Statera different from other similar projects?
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective. A question you can ask is “What if this fails”? But you can also ask, “What if this succeeds”? Cryptocurrency is filled with asymmetric risks, we think if you look into the value proposition you will find that there is a huge asymmetric risk/reward in Statera, and we will make that even clearer in our soon to be released litepaper. You are on the ground floor of a simple but highly effective solution to onboarding people into defi, cryptocurrencies, and investing. Our product reduces volatility and increases gains (decreases beta and increases alpha in investor terms), which is highly attractive in any investment. The down side is there but the upside outweighs it exponentially (asymmetric risk)
Q) What your plans in place for global expansion, are Statera focusing on only market at this time? Or focus on building and developing or getting customers and users, or partnerships? Can you explain this?
We have reached out to influencers in other countries and things are in the works. We have also translated documents and are working on having them in at least 4 languages by the end of July. We were founded globally, our team is global, and we are focused on reaching all 7 billion people.
Q) Now in the cryptofield everyday there are new projects joining in the Blockchain space. They are upgraded, Well-established and coming up with innovative technology. How Statera going to compete with them? What do you think, one day Statera will become useless And will be lost into the abyss of time for not bringing any new technology?
We are the first of our kind, no one had a deflationary index fund before us. Index funds will be the future of crypto (look at the popularity of etfs and indexes in the traditional markets). We are a tool to make your index function better and pay you more. As long as people care about crypto index funds they will care about the value STA brings to that. We have an involved and long term plan to reach dominance over a 5 year span, this is not a flash in the pan, big things coming
Q1. You say that the weight and proportions of your tokens are constant. So how have you managed to prevent market price speculation from generating hypervolability in your token price? Do you consider yourselves a kind of stablecoin? Q2. How many jurisdictions allow the use of Stratera products and services? Are they available for Latin America? @joloroeowo The balancer ensures an equal ratio of 20% amongst the five tokens included in our fund. This, however, does not imply that the tokens are stable. Rather, the Balancer protocol helps mitigating price fluctuations.
Q) How can I as a Statera participant participate in liquidity mining, and receive BAL as reward? What are the use cases of $STA token, and how are users motivated to buy and hold long term?
The easiest way is to go to stateratoken.com and click trade then BPT. You can also buy all five tokens and click on portfolio then add liquidity. Balancer is working on a simpler interface to add liquidity with one token, we are waiting on them. I think we explained the use cases above
Q) What do you plan have for global expansion, is Statera currently focused solely on the market? Or is it focused on building and developing or acquiring customer and user or partnership relationships? Can you explain it?
We are currently working on promoting the project and further develope our product, making it lucrative for more new investors to join our pool and invest in the STA token.
Q1) Statera have 2 types of tokens, so can you tell me the differences between STA and STAC ? What are their uses cases? Is possible Swap between them? Q2) Currently the only possible Swap or "exchange" possible is Uniswap, so you do have plans to list the STA token into a more Exchanges?
STAC is obsolete, we only have STA and BPT (go to our website and click on trade) stateratoken.com BPT gives you more diversification and less risk, STA gives you more volatility and more chance for big gains. Q2 we are on multiple exchanges (4), bamboo relay, saturn, and mesa we do have plans for future exchanges but the big ones have processes and hoops to jump through that can't be done so quickly
Q) What business scenarios can STATERA support now? In which industries can we see the mass adoption of STATERA technology in the near future?
Statera increases the effectiveness of your cryptocurrency investments. Specifically it makes cryptocurrency index funds function better, netting you higher returns, which we have already seen in just one month of implementation. Right now, today, you can buy our BPT token and increase the functionality of holding a crypto index fund. In the future we want every single web user to see and use our product
Q) Do you plan to migrate to other platforms like Tron, BinanceChain, EOS, etc. if it is feasible??
Migrating our current contract is not. Starting new offerings on those other chains could be possible, they aren't on our radar currently but if the community requests them we are driven by our community
Q) ETH Blockchain is a Blockchain have many token based in it, i have used ETH blockchain long time and i see it have big fee and need much time to make a transcation so Why you choose to based STA in ETH blockchain not other like Bep2 or Trc20 ?
Simply: 100 million addresses, 1 million transactions a day. The more users we have the more we will benefit our community. We hope ETH 2.0 scaling will fix the problems you mention.
Q) No one achieve anything of value on its own, please can you share about Statera present and future partnerships that will drive you to success in this highly congested crypto space?
We have a unique product that no one else has (there are people who have copied us). We can't announce our current and future partnerships yet, but they will be released soon. Our future hopes of partnerships are big and will be key to our future, know we are focused on making big partnerships, some you may not even be thinking about.
Q) According to the fact that your algorithm causes 1% of each transaction to be destroyed, I would like to know, then, how you plan to finance yourself as a project in the long term?
The project is now in the hands of the community and we are a team of passionate people volunteering to help promote and develope the Statera ecosystem. But then, how do we afford running a promo campaign? We have lots of great community members donating funds that goes to promoting the project. In other words, the community helps financing the project. And so far, we have created a fantastic community consisting of passionate and well-educated people!
Q) There are many cryptocurrency startups were established by talent teams, but they got problem in raising capital via token sales due to many factors as bear market, bankrupt etc. This leaded their potential startups fail. So how will Statera break these barriers and attract more funds from outside crypto space?
We are community focused and community ran. When you look at centralized cryptocurrencies you can see the negative of them (Tron, ADA, etc.) We believe being fully decentralized is the true power position. You the owner of statera can affect our future and must affect our future. This direct ownership means people need to mobilize and organize to push us forward, and it is in their best self interest to do so. It's a bet on our community, we're excited about that bet
Q) What business scenarios can STATERA support now? In which industries can we see the mass adoption of STATERA technology in the near future?
Statera increases the effectiveness of your cryptocurrency investments. Specifically it makes cryptocurrency index funds function better, netting you higher returns, which we have already seen in just one month of implementation. Right now, today, you can buy our BPT token and increase the functionality of holding a crypto index fund. In the future we want every single web user to see and use our product
Q) Why being a hybrid of a liquidity pool and an index fund? What are the main benefits about this?
By being a liquidity pool the exchange side of the pool (balancer also functions as an exchange) gives you added liquidity for more effortless, effective, and cheaper rebalancing. You also benefit from getting paid the fee when people use the exchange AND getting paid BAL tokens that are worth $15-20 USD. These are not benefits you get with an index fund, meanwhile the liquidity pool rebalances just like an index fund would
Q) Which specific about technology and strategy of #STA that make you believe it will be successful and what does #STA plan do to attract more users in the upcoming time?
I think the idea behind Statera is truly ingenious. We have made an index fund, which investors are highly(!) incentivised to invest in, namely because the ROI, so far, has been huge. An increase in the pool liquidity (index fund) indirectly translates into an increase in the price of STA, why we think the STA token - combined with its deflationary nature - will increase in the long run. The mechanism behind this is somewhat complex, but to better get an understanding of it, I suggest you visit our medium page and read more about the project: https://medium.com/@stateraproject
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Sonoran Spores’ has the spores you need for reasearch! Over 20 Cubensis varieties to choose from- NEW: Beginners packs for $25!! 5 syringe packs are $30, 8 packs are $40, 10 packs are $50, and $15 packs are $75. FREE US shipping/tracking on all spore syringe packs!🌵🍄💙

Hey guys, hope you’re all doing well! Due to the popularity of the Beginners set during our 4th of July sale we have permanently added one to the menu! It will come with 4 syringes (1x Golden Teacher, 1x B+, and the last 2 are your choice between Z-Strain, Ecuadorian, PES Amazonian, Treasure Coast, Mazatapec, or Red Boys) and is $25 with FREE shipping and tracking within the US! More details in the “DEALS” section👍🏼
Unfortunately PayPal has suspended our account and we have to wait for it to be reviews. With that being said PayPal will not be a viable payment option at the moment. We are still able to accept Cashapp, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay and Bitcoin. We can only take international payments via Bitcoin at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep scrolling down for more info on products available, prices, ordering, and shipping!
All products are proudly made in front of a laminar flow hood!
❌Please DO NOT message us about the cultivation of actives or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order
🌵GOURMET SPECIES AVAILABLE🌵
-Black Oyster: contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Tastes delicious cooked in a number of way: fried, sautéed, grilled, roasted! Good and good for you. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Chestnut: delicious edible mushroom that is commonly used for its crunchy texture (even after cooking) and it’s nutty flavor. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Chicken of the Woods: Considered a delicacy by many- as it’s name suggests it tastes like chicken! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURES SYRINGES
-Cordyceps: can boost exercise performance, can help manage the symptoms of diabetes, and had anti-aging properties! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Ganoderma Sessile: one of the 3 common reishi species and is used medicinally for a variety of ailments such as inflammation, diabetes, cancer related tiredness, high blood pressure, and much more! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-King Oyster: The largest of the oyster mushroom genus that is commonly used as a meat substitute for vegetarians for their meaty texture. Not only are they good, but good for you too: they’re loaded with proteins and vitamins plus many other health benefits. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Lion’s mane: Studies find that this edible mushroom can protect against dementia, aid in the recovery from injuries to the nervous system, can help manage diabetes symptoms, increase energy and much more. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Maitake: This mushroom is known for its earthy flavor and many medicinal benefits such as fighting tumors, stimulating your immune system and there’s evidence that it can lower blood pressure. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum): Many medicinal purposes and shows promise in cancer related treatments/therapies. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Shiitake: This species is native to East Asia and is delicious and good for you, too! It can provide anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces restriction in blood flow, and can help lower cholesterol. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Turkey Tails: a medicinal mushrooms packed with antioxidants that can have great benefits for your immune system and studies show it can help boost the immune system of people with certain cancers such as colon cancer. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES AND LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
-Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata): Edible mushroom that lends an earthy, nutty flavor; some say it has hints of potatoes and red wine. Great to plant in gardens as they are known to enrich soils. AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ONLY
-Yellow Oyster: produces many fruits in a single cluster, although they are smaller fruits than other oyster varieties. Develops a nutty flavor once cooked (bitter taste if undercooked)- cook until crisp to use as replacement for bacon bits! AVAILABLE IN WEDGES ANS LIQUID CULTURE SYRINGES
🍄GOURMET PRICES🍄
Liquid culture syringes (10cc)
-1 for $10
-2 for $18
-3 for $25
-$5 each additional after 3
Wedges
-$5 each
-$20 for 5
*Wedges and liquid cultures are made to order and are guaranteed to ship within 3 business days of payment
🔬P. CUBENSIS SPORES AVAILABLE🔬
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~B+: this infamous variety was first found in Florida and it was over 16in tall! A must have for any spore collector and great for those just starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Ban Sa Phang Kha: regarded as one of the most interesting varieties to look at underneath the microscope, originating in Thailand. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Blue Meanies: a P. Cubensis variety that is a unique addition to any spore library as it is both interesting and reliable under the microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Burma: first collected in the Southeast Asian country now known as Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) from buffalo dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Ecuadorian: first discovered on a mountain top in Ecuador over 3,300ft (1100m) high, another classic P. Cubensis variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Mammoths: one of the most reliable varieties to research underneath a microscope. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Golden Teachers: one of the classic, highly sought after P. Cubensis varieties that first appeared in the 1980’S. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Great White Monster: This is a leucistic variety although it is still a mystery what exactly it mutated from. It is possible that is has become its own variety. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Koh Samui Super Strain (KSSS): Another variety that came from Thailand, found on the country’s second largest island, Ko Samui. This variety is a isolate of the original Koh Samui and is also known as Thai 2. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Lizard King: This variety originates from Mexico discovered by a person named The Lizard King. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Mazatapec: originally from Mexico and ceremoniously used by the Mazatec indigenous people to connect with spirits and the divine, and to heal their ailments. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Malabar Coast: Originated from the Malabar Coast in India and is a great addition to any spore collector’s library. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~McKennaii: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY The origin of this variety is unknown but it was named in tribute to the researcher and psychonaut Terrance McKenna. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Nepal Chitwan: Originates from the Chitwan jungle of Nepal. First discovered growing on either rhino or elephant dung. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Amazonian: PES stands for Pacifica Exotica Spora, who developed the variety (among others you may be familiar with) after they found it in the Amazon rainforest. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~PES Hawaiian: Interestingly, this variety does not originate from Hawaii, where it comes from is a mystery. It gets its name because the company Pacifica Exotica Spora (PES) that this variety came from is located in Hawaii. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~PF Classic: AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY! A classic Cubensis variety that lost popularity in the 1999 but since has gained traction again as it is great for those just starting out in microscopy. AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY***
~Puerto Rican: This variety originated from a town called Canovanas which is on the Northeast side of Puerto Rico. It is great for researchers of all levels. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Red Boys: A must have for any mycologist as they uniquely drop red or rust colored spores. It was very popular in the 90s and was brought back into popularity from a 20 year old spore print! AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Rusty Whyte: Anther unique variety that is both leucistic and drops rust colored spores instead of the normal purple. This variety is a hybrid between AA+ and Cambodian Rust Spores- a must have for any spore collector. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
~Taman Negara: Genetics are rumored to have been started by a fellow Redditor. These spores were acquired from a trusted friend here on Reddit.
~Treasure Coast: This is a classic Cubensis variety that originate from Florida. Recommended for those who are still starting out. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES
~Z-strain: an excellent addition to anyone’s spore library as it is one of the best commercially available varieties today for any skill level. AVAILABLE IN SPORE SYRINGES AND SWABS
🌵ACTIVE SPORE PRICES (10cc)🌵
P. CUBENSIS SYRINGES:
-1 for $8
-2 for $15
-3 for $20
+$4 US shipping
(FREE US shipping with orders of 5 or more syringes)
*Message to inquire about bulk prices
P. CUBENSIS SWABS:
-1 pack for $10
-2 packs for $18
-3 packs for $25
**2 swabs per pack!!
🍄EXOTIC SPORES AVAILABLE🍄
***EXOTICS ARE AVAILABLE IN SWABS ONLY
❌WILL NOT SHIP TO CA, ID, or GA
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATING THESE SPORES AS CULTIVATION IS ILLEGAL
~Albino Penis Envy: $15 per pack; this is a hybrid between Penis Envy and Albino PF and it is a true albino meaning it lacks all pigment and has clear spores
~Avery’s Albino: $15 per pack; This variety is an albino mutation of a Cambodian. Being a true albino this variety lacks all pigment which makes the spores clear.
~Melmac (Homestead Penis Envy): $20 per pack; The original Penis Envy genetics. A must have for any spore collector.
~Panaeolus cambodginiensis var. Sandoz: $18 per pack; Originates in Cambodia.
~Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata: $15 per pack; Can be distinguished from other species by their rhomboid shaped spores. They naturally occur in the eastern and southern US on woodchips. THESE SPORES WERE COLLECTED FROM WILD SPECIMENS****
**2 swabs per pack
🔬DEALS🔬
-5 spore syringe packs: Get 5 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $30 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
-8 spore syringe packs: get 8 different syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) $40 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
-10 spore syringe packs: get 10 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $50 (FREE US shipping/tracking) A $100 VALUE!!!
-15 spore syringe packs: get 15 syringes of your choice (or dealers choice) for $75 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
**Substitute a cubensis spore syringe for a gourmet wedge free of charge or a gourmet liquid culture for an additional $2.
-Beginner’s Set: comes with 4 spores syringes that are great for those who are just starting out in the hobby and are looking for practice for $25 (FREE US shipping/tracking). Come with 1x Golden Teacher, 1x B+, and the last 2 are your choice between Z-Strain, Mazatapec, Treasure Coast, PES Amazonian, Red boys, or Ecuadorian (FREE US shipping/tracking)
-Collector’s Set: get one of each of the 21 P. Cubensis varieties that are available in spore syringes for $105 (FREE US shipping/tracking) **Add PF Classic, McKennaii, Melmac, Albino Penis Envy, and Avery’s Albino SWABS for $50 ($155 total for 26 total different P. Cubensis varieties)
-Connoisseur Kit: Get one pack of swabs of each of the exotics available for $70 (FREE US shipping/tracking)
🌵SUPPLIES🌵
-Have prints your want to turn into syringes? Sterilized, empty syringes are available for $2 each
-Rolls of micropore tape
-$3 a roll
-$10 for 4 rolls
-Rolls of breathable self adhesive tape: $8.50 a roll (Parafilm substitute- used for agar work)
-Sealed and sterile cotton tipped applicators (for making swabs): $2 per pack (2 swabs per pack)
🍄SHIPPING🍄
*Please check local laws on active spores before contacting (will not ship to CA, GA, ID- NO REFUNDS FOR PAYMENTS MADE TO SHIP TO CA, ID, OR GA)
*$4 shipping/tracking anywhere in the US (FREE US shipping/tracking on 5, 8, 10, and 15 syringe packs and collectors set)
*No refunds for postal service errors. We will reship in the US if the package is damaged
*No refunds or free reshipping for international packages that are held by customs or do not arrive (Does not happen often but there’s always a chance)
🔬HOW TO ORDER🔬
Just send us a message or chat with:
-what products you’re interested in purchasing and how many
-which form of payment you’d prefer to use (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, ApplePay and Bitcoin) *Currently unable to accept PayPal. We apologize for any inconvenience.
-your shipping name and address
-any other questions you may have (please do not ask about cultivation of active spores)
🌵Do you have unwanted prints??🌵 We will buy them, looking to purchase in bulk! Send me a chat or message for more info. DO NOT MENTION CULTIVATION
Please DO NOT message us about cultivation or hint that you plan to cultivate active spores. We will NOT complete your order as cultivating active spores is ILLEGAL! * No refunds if you make payment and then mention cultivation.
*WE WILL NOT SHIP ACTIVE SPORES TO CA, ID, or GA
➡️if you leave a review (or have already left a review) take 15% off your next order when you mention it :)
🔬ACTIVES ARE FOR MICROSCOPY USE ONLY!
Be well, stay positive, mush love🌵🍄💙
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Factors that Determine the Price of Bitcoin? TOP 3 CAUSES of BITCOIN GAINS in 2020!!! BTC News Today 2020: Will Bitcoin SURGE Or CRASH? Follow The Money! Bitcoin Price Prediction by Experts (Long Term) Bitcoin's Past and Future  Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin’s value shot up by more than $1,000 in the space of an hour, driven by the biggest one hour trade volume in history. It will just need a few more days like today. More about. bitcoin The price of Bitcoin has declined significantly in the past couple of days, after rising 1,850% in the past two years. Here are four reasons why. That transaction alone perfectly shows the dramatic change in value that Bitcoin has experienced over the years. 2011 and Earlier. The very first major jump in Bitcoin price took place in July 2010. At this point, the value of Bitcoin went from about $0.0008 all the way up to $0.08, a truly dramatic increase in price. The price of Bitcoin went up by over 210% during the past year, trading from about $450 in mid-2016 to record-breaking levels of $1,400 in May 2017. In the eight years since its founding, Bitcoin Bitcoin pricing is influenced by factors such as: the supply of bitcoin and market demand for it, the number of competing cryptocurrencies, and the exchanges it trades on. Supply and Demand

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