Meditating F*cking Hurts

Screaming Knees, Epiphanies, and…HOW MUCH LONGER?! A 60-minute meditation. Fuck. A lesson in Einsteinian relativity. When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit in meditation for a minute you think it’s two hours. Now imagine 60 minutes. But when a monk commands you to meditate, you do. I’m not new to meditation. I’ve done it countless times. I pride myself on some of my meditation spots — mountain tops, beaches, the

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Did the Cryptocurrency Revolution Fail?

Blockchain Seemed Poised On The Edge Of Greatness — Is It Dead? Nothing brings change like a revolution. If successful, they disrupt the status quo and nothing is ever the same again. If they fail, they fail in catastrophe, with bodies swinging from the gallows. But whether successful — the American, French, and Internet revolutions — or failures — the Boxer Rebellion in China or the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome, they are milestones of history. Some fail because outside forces brutally crush them and some fail because the

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Jewish Celebrities in Myanmar

Day 5 in Myanmar. I have grown weary from the diet of yak meat and chicken guts. The sun scalds during the day but darkness quickly purges all warmth, leaving us huddled beneath a mountain of blankets and sleeping bags. Hotel rooms, devoid of heating, seem to trap in the cold rather than repel it; nighttime cuddling suddenly ceases to be gender discriminate. After a particularly unproductive conversation with a hotel employee given the enormous language barrier, I wander alone

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Barbed wire, Darkness, and the Streets of Myanmar

What defines my past travels are memories of the grandiose. Remarkable friends, once in a lifetime adventures, close calls, “I’m never telling my mom about that” ones. Yet the actual day to day moments of traveling are defined by the minute details —the smells, the sounds, the heat and sweat, and jet lag. And as I disembark from my flight, navigating the Yangon airport and later, the hodgepodge streets, it is those details I notice first. The way the air

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Why Cyptocurrencies Won’t Be Irrelevant For Long

It’s easy to see the potential of blockchain, but don’t be too quick to discredit cryptocurrencies Ask me and the Eden Labs team questions on our Telegram Group and receive updates, analysis, and research insights. One of the most overused phrases you’ll encounter in the industry of DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), next to “Ripple is a scam,” is “I believe in blockchain, not cryptocurrencies.” And ultimately, those voicing this opinion aren’t wrong; they’re just overly simplifying the matter at hand.

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Popping The Bubble: Cryptocurrency vs. Dot Com

Cryptocurrencies may be in a bubble, but we’re nowhere near the top CoWritten with Nir Kabessa The bubble. I haven’t heard the word used so much since my third grade birthday party. It is the kryptonite of every crypto investor, the most common first question, CNBC’s favorite buzzword. No matter the reporter, it’s always delivered with the same deer-in-the-headlights look and the disclaimer “we actually have no idea what we’re talking about.” Every time I hear someone claim that cryptocurrencies are

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Trust In A Trustless System? How Ontology Could Bring Big Business To Blockchain

Businesses Looking to Adopt Blockchain Face Immense Challenges — Ontology Provides a Solution I had the opportunity to question Jun Li for this article, founder of Ontology. A big thanks to him and to Julia Yu for connecting us. Quick Summary A longtime-in-development project of Onchain, Ontology supports a range of advanced applications so that businesses and institutions can transition to blockchain. They allow entities to create private chains, maintain control over their information, interconnect with other private chains and the larger Ontology

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An Undervalued Blockchain Market in China is Good News for You

Why Investing In Chinese Blockchain Projects Could Be The Best Decision You Ever Make It’s the Wild West of blockchain right now. It seems like everyday tens of new ICOs and projects come onto my radar. With 1426 projects on coinmarketcap.com (36 have been added since I began this article), the mere prospect of deciding which tokens are worth your money is daunting. I think generally people take one of three paths. Some diversify their holdings amongst the top MarketCap coins — Bitcoin,

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Cardano: Ethereum and NEO Killer or Overhyped and Overpriced?

As the first blockchain with peer reviewed tech, Cardano is an ambitious platform. Can it stack up to NEO and Ethereum? TOKEN: ADA Cardano has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since it’s enormous run up earlier this month. Even in the volatile world of cryptocurrency, Cardano’s 2000% increase over three weeks was extraordinary, and the community took notice. It now sits as the 6th largest cryptocurrency market cap at over $10 billion. Yet, before Cardano and its then

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Blockchains Need iExec: The Market Just Hasn’t Realized It Yet

Ethereum needs an off-chain computing solution: iExec is perfectly situated to deliver Cowritten by Alex Price, Founding Partner of Qu Capital Decentralized Cloud Computing. I’m not sure there’s ever been a less sexy combination of buzzwords. But those three words should get you excited — very excited. And if Decentralized Cloud Computing excites you, then iExec should have you ecstatic. Centralized Cloud Computing To understand the significance of iExec, we need to understand the industry as it stands today. The cloud provides access

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