Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Galaxy of Boojabaunga: A Gaming Ecosystem Like No Other

 The Galaxy at Boojabaunga has arrived! Gaming online has changed so much over the past two decades. With the advent of cryptocurrency and blockchains, gamers can now do what's known as, "play to earn," that is, earn cryptocurrency in the form of in-game tokens while playing.  One of the most popular games to do this is Axie Infinity, an Non-Fungible Token (NFT) based video game that allows players to earn an Ethereum token called, Small Love Potion or SLP, and use it to build out Pokémon-like characters known as Axies or trade it for other crypto tokens on an exchange.

I've seen Axie Infinity being played and I'm not impressed.  Sure, some people who love collecting Pokémon
 or NFTs will love the ability to upgrade their characters.  And yes, playing hour after hour will earn you potential SLP if you defeat opponents.  But the battles aren't exciting!

Now consider The Galaxy at Boojabaunga.  Despite being in Beta, you can play several games right now! It is a metaverse as well. As a player, you'll be able to develop characters by playing games, solve quests, collect resources you can store, and level up.  You might be wondering...How is this any different then Axie Infinity? The company is disrupting the gaming industry by using a hybrid model:

1) Store assets either on-chain or off-chain

2) Play using EITHER fiat currency or BAT (Boojabaunga Arcade Token). 

The Galaxy's main utility token is the DABA, an Ethereum based (ERC20) token. To enter The Galaxy and begin playing you'll need a MetaMask wallet installed.  It's easy to do so!  The site even offers a tutorial video on how to do this.

What I love about The Galaxy is how expansive it is and will become over time.  Playing in different worlds and planets, owning and customizing land, space vehicles, other elements within the ecosystem is exciting.  Playing a bunch of fun games is too! To stay up to date on any new development, Follow @Boojabaunga on Twitter or Boojabaungagalaxy on Instagram. 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Tribel Social: A Promising Alternative To Facebook

I have a Black-American friend on Facebook who loves to make his followers laugh every Friday. He takes pride in curating some of the funniest non-political, street (urban) based memes he can find, and blasting them out all day on "Meme Friday." It's a tradition I look forward to. Just one problem, it usually results in his being put in Facebook jail. Some of the memes he posts are taken way too seriously by sensitive types who report him to Zuckerberg's police.

You might think it's imperative social media sites have rules, and that offensive posts don't belong in a shared ecosystem. That it's important for things like misinformation to be censored. We've seen Facebook now involved in two campaigns to either allow the promotion of misinformation (Russian election interference) or suppress information (Hunter Biden's laptop). I think no matter where you fall in the political spectrum, we can agree Facebook needs to do a whole lot better. 

What if there was a space where you could post pretty much anything you wanted, at your own risk, of course, but not be in danger of starting the next QAnon conspiracy theory or a trending piece of fake news? It's possible at Tribel Social Network, one of the fastest growing social media companies out there today. Unlike Facebook, Tribel won't stop you from spewing bigotry, hate, or fake news. Go right ahead. However, Tribel has mechanisms in place to keep it from spreading. For a nasty post, you might get nothing back but crickets chirping. For a friendly, informative, helpful, etc., post you might end up being ranked as a major contributor in one of the many Tribel social/culture categories users have to help them personalize their feed. In a way, Tribel is like Reddit.

Upon joining Tribel, you will be informed by the initial messages you get, to only hit "like" if you truly love what someone posted. "Likes" are like currency you give away. The algorithm places the most liked posts into "Trending" mode. This is the default way to experience the network and all of its popular contributors. Then there's the "Breaking" mode. If you like scrolling through the most recent posts in the categories you set as your filters, then this is the mode for you. Like Facebook, you get feed options. 

Say you don't want to see posts from anyone you don't trust or know for that matter. Then choose the "Following Feed" or the "Friends Feed." 

What if you're a content creator? Does Tribel Social have all the free features you get at Facebook? Of course! I actually posted text and a link to my latest book on Tribel without a hitch. It was just like I would at Twitter or Facebook. I've yet to post a video but doing so is the same as adding a photo. Same button! Right now you're not able to do a live video on Tribel. Maybe this is a functionality to be added in the future? As of now, you can't buy ads.

In talking with Tribel's CEO, Omar Rivero, the company isn't interested at the moment in monetizing the platform. Mr. Rivero stated he is prioritizing the creation of a fantastic product. User experience matters most to him. Despite drawing users initially and heavily from his Democratic (liberal) Twitter base, Mr. Rivero wants Tribel Social to be a space for everyone (Book lovers, Entrepreneurs, Sports fans, Fashion enthusiasts, etc., NO MATTER their political affiliation). 

Facebook is a busy place. It feels like you're on TikTok, Instagram, OfferUp, and YouTube all at once! Many will appreciate the elegance and simplicity of Tribel Social. I certainly do! 

For more information: Tribel's Page on FB

Tribel is available for download on the App Store.

THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST (in case you're wondering)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

When Is The Perfect Time To Buy Crypto?


If anything has become more clear today than ever before it is that cryptocurrencies are very much in lock step with the stock market. April was an epic meltdown month for stocks. It's so bad, I don't even want to look at my portfolio. I've actually refrained from scrolling down my Wells Fargo platform page to avoid seeing my Brokerage account total. Same goes for my Roth IRA. I just stay atop the page where my checking account is. LOL!

But look, if you've never invested in stocks or crypto, this is the time to do it! When it's down! Personally, I think cryptos are oversold. Almost all of them are well below their 2021 highs. BTC is below $40K! Fidelity is going to allow 401k folks to invest in BTC. If employers are game, and employees get access to buying BTC, this will be a game changer. Right now there are people fighting change, stating how hurtful it can be for employees that invest in BTC and see their holdings tank with BTC's crazy price action. They claim employees will sue employers for not protecting them when they lose money.

But BTC's price has a floor and it'll never go to zero. The sheer nature of it being a limited asset, much like gold, will keep BTC from being valuable ongoing. If you got some money to spare, you can buy fractional shares of BTC. I use Coinbase to buy my crypto. But there are other platforms like, for example. The crypto I'm buying, using Dollar Cost Averaging, buying once a month when I get paid, are:

1. Ethereum (ETH)

2. Cardano (ADA)--An Ethereum competitor

3. Algorand (ALGO)--Another Ethereum competitor

4. Axie Infinity (AXS)--A gaming platform that allows players to earn tokens and make $.

5. Cosmos (ATOM)--The "Internet of Blockchains."

I also stake them. This allows me to earn interest on my holdings. I intend on holding for a long time so I'll use the power of compound interest to increase my returns! 

Anyways, what I'm doing right now is accumulating crypto, and dollar cost averaging into both crypto and stocks. You can't time the markets so this is your best bet too. Good luck out there.

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