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The attempted come back of CoinEx, China's forked-Bitcoin exchange

The attempted come back of CoinEx, China's forked-Bitcoin exchange
Written by Shuyao Kong
Published by decrypt.co
An interview with Haipo Yang, a crypto OG who’s trying to reposition his Bitcoin Cash-based CoinEx exchange. And more, in this week’s da bing.
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Haipo Yang, founder of ViaBTC, one of the largest mining pools in the world, and CoinEx, a crypto exchange known for its focus on Bitcoin Cash-based trading, is a well-known but relatively quiet character in China’s crypto circle. Typically, Yang doesn’t talk that much about his journey launching the mining pool, nor about CoinEx, which launched in December 2017.
And he almost never speaks about his fervent support for BCH, a hard fork of Bitcoin, and his now even more enthusiastic belief in BSV.
Yet that’s changing of late. Yang has been more active in recent months, participating in interviews about CoinEx and tweeting more frequently on Weibo, China’s Twitter. He’s been making controversial statements predicting the death of BTC, while supporting BCH and BSV on social media.
Recently, Yang told me that as a developer rather than a business person, he’s never been comfortable speaking in public. However he’s making an effort now to help publicize his renovation of CoinEx. So, for this week’s da bing, I decided to chat with him and get a peek into the mind of a veteran crypto entrepreneur who’s trying to make a personal, as well as a platform, comeback.

CoinEx’s golden opportunity

The first hard fork of Bitcoin occurred in August, 2017 and created a new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash. The fork was prompted by partisans, including Yang, who wanted bigger block sizes on the blockchain — the basic idea was that bigger blocks would enable more transactions per second and make Bitcoin Cash something people would actually use to buy things, rather than Bitcoin’s more commonly perceived use as a store of value.
Yang added a tremendous amount of value to the mining scene in China. As a technical founder with has years of experience in big tech firms such as Tencent, Yang is proud of his #buidl skills. He developed most of the code in the early days of VicBTC, which became one of the biggest mining pools to this day.
Not satisfied with owning just a mining pool,Yang conceived of CoinEx, which was born in December of that year, specifically to carry on the mission of the newly forked Bitcoin Cash blockchain. As he got swept up in Bitcoin Cash enthusiasm, he even said that “BCH is bitcoin.”
CoinEx’s strategy was BCH-focused from day one; BCH was its base currency, meaning you could use it to buy and sell other currencies, such as Ethereum and Litecoin.
Interestingly, Jihan Wu, the co-founder of Bitcoin Exchange — himself a famous BCH supporter — was a big investor in the exchange. That made me wonder why he, Yang, and many other OG crypto miners, were so passionate about BCH. Was it just about bigger block sizes?
“Bigger block size means more users and use cases,” Yang explained. The move to bigger block sizes was attractive to miners because they would facilitate more transactions. Miners make money on transaction fees, as well as mining blocks. Likewise, the network would arguably be more useful to people, who were looking for digital cash for every day use.
That especially resonated with many early hardcore Bitcoiners. Said Yang: “We really believe that Bitcoin should be a P2P cash vehicle rather than a store of value.”
This view probably sounds outdated to people who believe that Bitcoin’s value as cash is long gone, with solutions such as Lightning Network fulfilling that role. Instead, the new narrative for Bitcoin resides in its value, rather than utility. Yet Yang believed that the forked network would create far more opportunity
“We could invite influential companies to establish nodes and contribute to the network. This cannot be done with the original Bitcoin architecture,” he said.

CoinEx pivots

But from its inception, CoinEx struggled with adoption and was dwarfed by the bigger exchanges. Part of that had to do with the fact that BCH and “Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision,” another Bitcoin hard fork, were both controversial. Critics pointed out that these networks are centralized in a few big mining pools, and 51% attacks are not out of the question.
So over time, though Yang’s exchange still maintains strong support for BCH and BSV, it began to add support for all the major currencies.
Finally, in January of this year, it announced a major upgrade, of… well, just about everything. It started to offer futures trading, leveraged trading, options trading, and over 100 token projects available to traders. It even rolled out its own blockchain, “CoinEx Chain” to support a new DEX, “CoinEx DEX.”
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The seemingly sudden publicity of CoinEx should not come as a surprise, then. As BCH/BSV was being marginalized, Yang shifted his focus. He’s now trying to ride the wave of building a bigger, more dynamic exchange.
“Crypto exchanges are where value is discovered,” Yang told me.

CoinEx: TNG

Building an exchange isn’t done overnight, nor is re-building one. CoinEx is still competing with the giants such as Binance.
However Yang thinks his exchange will thrive by zigging when his competitors zag. As usual, CoinEx is taking a slightly different route, he told me.
Like what? “We will be listing 小币种,” he said, using the expression for “small token projects.” I cannot help but wonder if these “small token projects” are simply shitcoins, the trading of which is certainly not new.
Indeed, Yang said that he’s banking on the success of his new, public blockchain. “We are building a CoinEx Chain, a layer one protocol for DEX alone. Using our public blockchain, anyone can issue any token, at any time,” he said. He described the blockchain as “a real decentralized, token-issuance and transaction platform.”
This is the core of Yang’s plan and vision. He believes that centralized exchanges will be a bottleneck for crypto adoption because it contradicts crypto’s nature as a completely free and open infrastructure. Essentially anyone should be able to launch a token and trade it with anyone. Only by building DEXes can we achieve full decentralization, he says.

The Religious nature of Bitcoin, and forked Bitcoin

It’s his belief that Bitcoin should adhere to Satoshi’s original vision that led Yang to send yet another controversial tweet last week, which I will translate: “The early days of Bitcoin expansion are similar to religion. The religious fervor brings prosperity to the industry.”
By extension, Yang believes that the next generation of Bitcoin should provoke a similar “religious” fervor. That’s why he has slowly become more of a BSV advocate than a fan of Bitcoin Cash. Yang believes that “BSV has more religious connotations, despite its negative image.” (As most crypto people know, the controversial Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, led the hard fork which created BSV. Consequently it is often met with skepticism and derision.)
“The early days of Bitcoin expansion are similar to religion,” said Yang. “The religious fervor brings prosperity to the industry.”
Crypto is famous for its tribalism. Many people choose one camp over another not for practical reasons but because of simple faith. Talking to Yang and reading his tweet brings a historic texture to the Bitcoin narrative. But crypto cannot survive on religion alone. One has to build. Hash might have been worshipped in the old days but now the crypto religion is all about the size of the congregation.
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Be mindful about your privacy and security during difficult times

Hey guys, I’ve been following a highly decentralized Hong Kong pro-democracy movement for a year as a researcher and wrote a few articles about the digital resistance there. Due to recent events in Portland, I’ve decided to share some knowledge from Hong Kong about privacy & security, because many people here might find it useful.
Disclaimer: I don’t call for any protests, and I condemn violence. The information in this post is strictly for educational purpose.
HK’s OpSec is pretty complex, but most regular participants are pretty safe with the following simple practices.
Phone:
Note: secondary phones are usually used with the same strict safety measures as the primary phones, otherwise they will stand out because they are linked only between members of a group. Some HK activists use walkie-talkies instead of phones to communicate on the ground.
Apps:
Be careful, Telegram is not the most privacy-oriented app because it requires a valid phone number to receive an activation code (as well as Signal). However, Telegram is highly popular among many activists communities across the world, e.g. the HK pro-democracy movement, the cryptocurrency community, activists in Russia, Iran, and other highly-oppressed countries. The reason for Telegram to be so popular is channels and group chats, which are essential during massive protests. Additionally, anonymous surveys in group chats is a great way to vote right on the spot for different decisions such as whether activists should stay or disperse.
Here are some tips for those who use Telegram:
Bridgefy is a very useful app in case of the internet blackout. However, Bridgefy has temporary dropped encryption, so it’s only being used when there is no internet connection.
Side note: In the beginning of the protests in 2019 many Hongkongers were proud that in HK they could still exercise their freedom of speech, protest peacefully, and organize actions without being afraid for their lives. However, the situation has changed in just a few weeks. Those, who took care of their privacy and security right from the beginning, were in a much safer position than those, who ramped up their OpSec only after the shit hit the fan.
More advanced privacy and security tools and tips from Hong Kong activists can be found here.
Stay safe.
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Blockchain in Insurance: Use Cases and Implementations

Blockchain in Insurance: Use Cases and Implementations
This article was first posted on Medium: https://medium.com/swlh/blockchain-in-insurance-use-cases-and-implementations-a42a00ebcd91
Almost all major insurers are planning to integrate blockchain by 2021, according to PwC. At first glance, such a high level of commitment to new tech may seem surprising in an old and traditional industry such as insurance. However, enterprise blockchain adoption is poised to help insurers significantly cut costs, become more responsive to customers, and write more business.
Two recurring themes throughout this post are that:
  1. Blockchain can lower costs for insurers and lower insurance premiums for customers.
  2. Blockchain can help insurers understand & price risks better by allowing customer, risk and policy information to be shared more quickly and securely across parties the insurance ecosystem. This will increase revenue and growth prospects by allowing insurers to price insurance products more accurately.
Costs are becoming an issue for insurers. Life insurers in Asia and the US have seen cost ratios climb above 30% and 20% respectively over the past few years. This figure should ideally be below 20%. Part of this is due to increased compliance costs such as Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws. A bigger reason is that selling and servicing insurance policies is still a complex and labor intensive process.
Insurance Growth Rates (CAGR) 2012–17. Source: EY
A recent EY insurance market report showed low growth rates for Life insurance and Non-Life insurance outside Asia Pacific. Digging deeper, Life insurance premiums in the US declined by 0.4% from 2012–17.
Insurers find themselves needing to reduce operating costs and write business more effectively. While blockchain is not a magic elixir, proper adoption will help address these needs.

What is Blockchain?

In their book “Blockchain Revolution,” authors Don and Alex Tapscott describe blockchain as “an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”
Organizations need secure ways to record transactions and manage information flows, making blockchain’s appeal easy to see. Blockchains ensures that:
  • All participants have a copy of the digital ledger and that each copy is updated in real-time when transactions occur;
  • There is no centralized server, making hacking next to impossible;
  • A recorded transaction theoretically cannot be reversed, which makes the ledger an immutable source of truth no matter how many participants hold copies;
  • Transaction data, records, and participant identities can be authenticated while remaining private.
Enterprise blockchains used by companies are different from public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Public blockchains are too clunky and slow for enterprise purposes. Enterprises require scale and speed — the ability to process hundreds of thousands of transactions very quickly. Public blockchains suffer from very low transaction speeds. Their verification process is cumbersome because participants are unknown and untrusted. Private enterprise blockchains don’t suffer from this limitation since all participants are known and trusted.
Enterprise blockchains have the following characteristics:
  • Participation requires invitation: all participants in the blockchain network are trusted
  • Data is private and secure: you don’t have access to transactions that you are not a party to, even though you’re on the same blockchain network
  • Enterprise blockchains are fast and light: the network can handle thousands of transactions per second and numerous participants working in tandem
  • ‘Smart contracts’ automate processes: transaction rules and process flows can be programmed to execute automatically, allowing payments and transfers to execute without human intervention, for example
The insurance industry will benefit from blockchain because most underwriting and claims activity requires cooperation among multiple parties. Some of these parties are from outside the firm, making data security important. Reconciling data from multiple sources during claims investigation, for example, is time and resource intensive and prone to manual error. Putting this data on a blockchain would streamline operations.

Blockchain Use Cases in Insurance

Industries have always adopted technology that has made it easier, faster and cheaper to conduct business. Blockchain tech promises to deliver on all three fronts, especially in the insurance industry, which is seen as slow and complex.
Let’s face it, insurance customers don’t enjoy interacting with insurance companies. Customers often deal with time-consuming paper forms when applying for a policy or submitting a claim. They may have to speak with people at insurance companies and hospitals, for example, to get medical insurance claims reimbursed.
On the flip side, insurance companies have to deal with the high costs of managing and servicing policies. Many of these costs are administrative — claims administration, verification and reconciliation of information, and paperwork. Insurance also requires coordination among many parties — consumers, brokers, insurers and reinsurers. This introduces overhead costs that translate to higher premiums paid by customers.
Blockchain can help make selling and servicing insurance better, faster and cheaper by improving fraud prevention, claims management, health insurance, and reinsurance. The end result could be lower prices and better experiences for customers.

Fraud Prevention

According to the FBI, non-health insurance fraud in the US is estimated to be over $40 billion per year, which can cost families between $400–700 per year in extra premiums.
Common types of insurance fraud can be eliminated by moving insurance claims onto a blockchain-based ledger that is shared among insurance companies and cannot be modified. It can prevent criminals from collecting money from different insurers for the same claim, for example.
Blockchain will make coordination easier among insurers. If all insurers access a shared blockchain ledger, they would know if a claim has already been paid. Since all insurers use the same historical claims information, it would also be easier to identify suspicious behavior.
Insurers currently try to detect fraud by using publicly available data as well as data acquired from private companies. The problem is that these data sets are incomplete due to legal constraints around sharing personally identifiable information of individuals. Blockchain, by cryptographically securing data, would allow claims information to be shared across insurers without divulging personally identifiable information.

Claims Management

Putting insurance policies on a blockchain as smart contracts can radically improve the efficiency of Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance, saving insurers more than $200B a year in operating costs according to BCG.
Let’s use car insurance to illustrate this. If you get into a car accident and it was the other driver’s fault, you must submit a claim to your insurance company to recover your loss. Your insurance company investigates your claim and tries to recover money from the other driver’s insurance company. The other insurance company has its own claims processes, which leads to duplicated work, delays, and possible human error. The end result is that you get paid much later than you’d like, and insurers spend time and money on unprofitable activities.
Putting insurance policies and claims data on a blockchain that different insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and other parties can access reduces duplicate manual work by different parties.
Insurance policies as smart contracts on a blockchain automatically execute programmed claims processing actions, automating information transfers between insurers and other parties, and releasing payments to policyholders. Additional info such as claims forms and supporting evidence supplied by policyholders can later be added to the blockchain so that all parties have the same information, making disputes unlikely.

Health Insurance

Blockchain enables fast, accurate, and secure sharing of medical data among healthcare providers and insurers. This will translate into faster health insurance claims processing and lower health insurance costs for customers.
Privacy laws around sharing patient data among hospitals and health insurance providers makes it time-consuming and expensive to process health insurance claims. Lack of data can even lead to insurance claim denials.
Patients deal with numerous doctors, hospitals and insurers over time and across borders. A patient’s medical history exists in fragments across healthcare providers and insurers. Worse, the way in which insurers and healthcare providers cooperate, share patient data, and process claims involves complex manual work & reconciliation. Even the technical infrastructure for medical records is outdated.
Putting encrypted patient records on a blockchain allows healthcare providers and insurers to access a patient’s medical data without sacrificing patient confidentiality. An industry-wide synchronized database of patient data can save the industry billions annually. Patient privacy is ensured because the blockchain stores cryptographic signatures for each medical record, which verifies the authenticity of the record without having to actually store any sensitive info on the blockchain. Changes to a patient’s medical records are also stored on the blockchain, which creates an audit trail.

Reinsurance

Data sharing among insurers and reinsurance companies is complex, time consuming, and requires inefficient manual work. Blockchain can streamline information flows between insurers and reinsurers.
Reinsurers provide insurance to insurance companies. That way, insurance companies won’t get wiped out when many claims occur at once, such as during a hurricane or earthquake.
The problem is that reinsurance processes are lengthy, inefficient, manual and are based on one-off contracts. Insurance companies generally engage multiple reinsurers for the same risk, which means that data has to be shared among many companies to settle claims.
When reinsurers and insurers share a blockchain ledger, data related to policies, premiums and losses can exist on insurers’ and reinsurers’ systems simultaneously. This takes away the need for reconciliation, which saves everyone time and money. Reinsurers can also automate claims processing and settlement.
PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that blockchain can save the reinsurance industry up to $10 billion, which can then lead to lower insurance premiums for customers.

Blockchain Implementation in Insurance

Saving the best for last, here are just some examples of how the insurance industry is using blockchain. Keep in mind that at this point, there are more prototypes and POCs than full-scale implementations.

R3

R3 is an enterprise blockchain company. It maintains an ecosystem of over 300 firms across industries that build blockchain software apps on top of its Corda platform. These apps can be used across industries from insurance to banking to healthcare. R3 maintains 2 versions of Corda; an open source platform and an enterprise-specific version called Corda Enterprise. Both versions of Corda are compatible with each other.
Insurance-specific applications on Corda are designed to help insurers automate back office activities, streamline operational flows, and generally spend less time on things like claims admin and data processing. There are also apps being development to speed up underwriting and enable faster data sharing among insurers and reinsurers.
Basically, Corda wants to host a common set of insurance apps that the entire industry can use to cut costs and boost revenue. Corda currently boasts over 15 insurance-specific apps, with a few of these deployed into production such as:
  • Blocksure OS: solves problems related to legacy systems, slow manual processes and high rates of error by automating policy admin and claims activities. Policyholders can access all policy and claims info in one app.
  • MIDAS: is a motor insurance authentication platform designed to serve 80 motor insurance companies in Hong Kong. It provides real-time authentication of motor insurance policies, verification, and audit trails. This can help with fraud detection and reduce time required for certain verification activities when it comes to policy and claims management.

B3i

B3i was a blockchain consortium, now an independent software company, supported by leading insurers and reinsurers including Swiss Re, AXA, Zurich, Munich Re, and Allianz. They develop blockchain-based applications for insurers and reinsurers and aim to create industry-wide standards. B3i aims to use blockchain tech to streamline back office processes and claims management — basically lower costs and do things faster. In 2018, B3i switched from IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric to R3’s Corda platform.
In July 2019, they launched a Catastrophe Excess of Loss product on Corda. The product is designed for brokers, insurers and reinsurers to negotiate and place risks more efficiently by reducing manual activities related to placing, renewing and managing treaties.

AXA

In 2017, AXA launched Fizzy, a blockchain platform for flight delay insurance. Customers purchase flight delay insurance, which is recorded in a smart contract. The platform is connected to global air traffic databases and receives flight statuses. If a customer’s flight is delayed for more than two hours, the smart contract automatically triggers payment to the customer.
Customers don’t have to fill out claims forms or speak to service reps. The claim is deposited directly to their bank account. Customer satisfaction: maximized.
AXA does not have to spend time processing claims, verifying flight data, or enduring paperwork for payment authorizations. They save on time & cost and can deploy these resources to more profitable activities.
Update: Fizzy has since been discontinued after 2 years, possibly due to lack of appetite from the travel/airline industry. Regardless, Fizzy was a pioneer of sorts and has laid the groundwork for future blockchain insurance platforms.

Blue Cross

Hong Kong insurer Blue Cross is using blockchain since April 2019 to speed up medical insurance claims processing and prevent fraud.
Blue Cross’ blockchain platform validates claims data in real-time, which greatly reduces fraud potential from duplicate claims filing, for example. Claims are also processed faster for their 200,000+ customers. The platform also removes the need to reconcile claims data across parties such as insurers and medical service providers. Medical practitioners such as doctors and chiropractors who don’t employ many admin support staff could save time and money by partnering with Blue Cross.
Blue Cross’ blockchain platform is built on Hyperledger. Blue Cross is owned by Bank of East Asia.

Insurwave

Insurwave is a blockchain-based marine hull insurance platform launched in 2018. The platform was a collaboration among Ernst & Young, Guardtime, Maersk, Microsoft, and ACORD. It was built on R3’s Corda platform.
Insurwave provides real-time information on ships’ location, condition, and safety factors that both insurers and customers can access. If ships enter high-risk areas, Insurwave automatically factors this into underwriting and pricing calculations.
Premium calculations for this type of insurance are very complex. Having an immutable audit trail for ship-specific information substantially eases this calculation, enables accurate pricing, and speeds up underwriting. Insurers are also able to better account for ship-specific risks.

The Future of Blockchain in Insurance

These are still early days. Most of the work around blockchain in insurance is in the Proof of Concept stage and regulation is slowly catching up. However, we have already seen some applications that have gone live.
The ‘quickest win’ for blockchain in insurance is in the area of cost control. Rising costs are hitting insurers across most markets. Blockchain platforms and Dapps that allow firms to free up resources by automating claims management, fraud detection and data reconciliation, for example, will be heartily endorsed by executives.
The real win will be when blockchain platforms enable insurers to create better products and onboard customers faster — things that bring in revenue. For this to happen, we need a more robust ecosystem of insurers, reinsurers, tech companies and service providers working together on industry-standard blockchain platforms.
This has already started with software companies like R3 launching enterprise-grade blockchain platforms such as Corda Enterprise. We also have leading insurers involved in B3i that share common goals related to blockchain development. It remains to be seen if these natural competitors share enough long-term interests to sustain the initiative. If not, industry-wide blockchain adoption may take longer and become more fragmented.
However, the benefits are too obvious to ignore. We will probably see a few committed companies invest early in blockchain and enjoy a short period of above-normal performance, with early adoption coming from mature markets burdened with high costs as well as some parts of Southeast Asia (e.g. China, which proactively adopts tech). The rest of the industry will follow.
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Sharing some valuable knowledge from Hong Kong activists.

Hey guys, I’ve been closely following a highly decentralized Hong Kong pro-democracy movement for a year as a researcher and wrote a few articles about the digital resistance there. I’ve just discovered this sub because it's trending on Reddit, and so I've decided to share some valuable knowledge from Hong Kong. This post is not directly about Seattle, but it's highly related to Seattle at this particular moment.
Disclaimer: I don’t call for any protests, and I condemn violence. The information in this post is strictly for educational purpose.
HK decentralized movement is a huge topic, but in this post we will focus on a few things that you might be interested in:
  1. Privacy & security
  2. Decentralized governance
  3. Memes and hashtags

Privacy and security

HK’s OpSec is pretty complex, but most regular participants are pretty safe with the following simple practices.
Phone:
Apps:
Be careful, Telegram is not the most privacy-oriented app because it requires a valid phone number to receive an activation code (as well as Signal). However, Telegram is highly popular in many activists communities across the world, e.g. the HK pro-democracy movement, cryptocurrency community, activists in Russia, Iran, and other highly-oppressed countries. The reason for Telegram to be so popular is channels and group chats, which are essential during massive protests. Additionally, anonymous surveys in group chats is a great way to vote right on the spot for different decisions such as whether activists should stay or disperse.
Here are some tips for those who use Telegram:
Bridgefy is a very useful app in case of the internet blackout. However, Bridgefy has temporary dropped encryption, so it should only be used when there is no internet connection.
More advanced privacy and security tips from Hong Kong activists can be found here.

Decentralized governance

Well-funded state-affiliated adversaries (e.g., HK police, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party) always try to infiltrate and subvert protests/opposition movements. Any point of centralization is a weakness. Full decentralization is the only way for the movement to survive. Apart from HK pro-democracy movement, the great example is a crypto-community, which managed to survive under huge pressure from state-sponsored actors exactly due to high level of decentralization.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms are great for sharing information and raising awareness on the topic, but they don’t fit for a decision-making process. Reddit and reddit-like online forums are preferred for the decentralized governance, because the exposure of the content there depends on the quality of the content rather than on how many followers an author has.
However, the usage of only one subreddit for decision-making process leads to centralization of power in the hands of only a few people, who can be forced into compliance by a powerful adversary. To avoid a single point of failure, there should be multiple subreddits and external reddit-like online forums in case if Reddit will start censoring all subreddits associated with the movement.
What kind of decisions can be made via online forums? Here are examples from Hong Kong pro-democracy movement:
  1. Formulate demands in order to properly state your goals. (HK activists originally had 5 main demands)
  2. Organize different events (dates, dress-code, gear, goals), and make call-to-action posters.
  3. Organize PR campaigns, e.g. HKers raised funds and placed pro-HK ads in many international newspapers.
  4. Propose and discuss new actions, e.g. so-called “Lennon walls” covered all HK.
Read the full article about HK decentralized governance here.

Memes and hashtags

Hongkongers were able to bring lots of international attention to their fight, and they’ve mastered the usage of hashtags together with an enormous amount of posters, memes, and art pieces.
Basically, a single tweet will often include 2-3 hashtags from a general topic to a specific action. For example, high level hashtags such as #FreeHongKong were included to most tweets, together with some low level hashtags to describe the situations such as #HKPoliceBrutality and then some hashtag for certain events such as #Eye4HK or #StandWithCatalonia. Such usage of hashtags allows easy navigation among different events for journalists and activists across the world.
Additionally, Twitter was not widely-used in HK before the protests broke out in June 2019, so Hongkongers used hashtags such as #FollowBackHK in order to form an army of pro-democracy activists to challenge the 50 cent army (paid CCP trolls).
Here is the full article about HK’s memes, hashtags, secret messages, mascots, and other tactics.
If you have any private questions, feel free to send me a direct message on Reddit or Twitter.
Stay safe.
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AMA Announcement: Join Lennix Lai, the Director of Financial Markets of OKEx - a leading spot and derivatives cryptocurrency exchange. He will be taking your questions on June 16, 2020 at 10AM EST on /r/btc

Hello all, we have an interesting Ask Me Anything (AMA) coming up with OKEx which is one of the biggest and well-known cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Currently, OKEx provides hundreds of token and futures trading pairs to help traders to optimize their strategy. It’s also one of the top digital asset exchanges by trading volume, serving millions of users in over 100 countries. According to CryptoCompare, OKEx topped derivatives market multiple times in trading volumes.
Ask Lennix anything about Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash trading and mining experience, crypto spot and derivatives products, trading strategies or whatever crypto topic you want to address next week in his first AMA which he chose to have here on /btc.
Save the date - June 16, 2020 at 10AM EST and in local time zones:
Please ask any questions you have for the AMA below or you can ask them live during the event next week in the AMA thread when it gets posted. If you don’t know who Lennix is, you can read more about him in his bio below. Thanks.
Lennix Lai bio:
Lennix has over a decade of experience in the financial industry, specialized on high-frequency trading, DMA (Direct Market Access), asset management, front-to-back trading operation, risk management, and compliance. Now he plays a key role in product development, enhancing customer experience, and improving the platform of OKEx.
Before joining OKEx, Lennix served in JP Morgan and AIG and was the Responsible Officer of CASH Financial Services Group (00510.HK) who held full accountability on supervising regulatory activities defined by SFC. He managed a team of DMA specialists servicing global hedge funds, HFT, and quantitative CTAs, while also handling the relationship with major global exchanges.
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About next FLEA changes and RMT (yes, one more post, but you will like it. Or not)

Okay guys.
(trailer: First of all i wanna apologize for my english, hehe. Its not my main language and i will do a lot of different mistakes in words or sentences.)
This is a new(one more roflmao) thread about FLEA changes in next wipe.
To keep you in this discussion i will open my cards first: i am RMT seller.

Yes guys, im a man, who selling items, stuff and currency to other players in EFT.
You can blame me, shit on me here, do whatever you want, but the fact - i don't care about your opinion here. Deal with it, we are exist.

Also i wanna warn - im not a speedhackewallhackeaimhackebotter etc. If we will exclude my RMT side - you will see the same regular player as all of you. Mb he spent less time in IRL (because i was need to farm 12/7), but he is a still regular player. Running in raids, shoot other ppl, win fights, die in fights, loot stuff, sell stuff on flea market and etc.

And i came here not to advertise RMT (that's important thing - i don't recommend to buy currency in game, when you getting in it first time). But who cares about my opinion. Customer wanna get stuff - i selling stuff.

I came here, because saw a lot of ppl in different threads, who think, that new system in flea market (you can't sell stuff from PVP result, and can't sell stuff if you "run trough") will someway affect RMT and did it harder. And because they think, that "run trough" changes will affect hatchlings(here i calls pistol mans too) runners.
No guys. You all wrong. That will affect all regular players, and affect hard as fuck. But not the RMT. And not the hatchlers.

To explain my position we need to come in EFT history and look for some points:

  1. Before Flea market there was not much sellers, also not much customers (compare to nowadays ofc).
But the fact is - sellers trade money/items trough raid. Im sure a lot of you saw clips about killing 2 ppl on the factory with money/item cases in bags near extract point or on spawn. Ye, that is was the way to transfer without flea. I dunno what's cost of stuff was, but it doesn't matter much, because price changes from wipe to end-game, as from high to low. Not need to be Einstein to understand that. Also there was some naked guys who run in to 310 (as example) room for bitcoins or lions. Not much, but they was.

  1. After flea market appears - RMT grow a bit and becomes easier, sellers able to trade trough market (i won't explain how and with what ways, you understand why xD ), so it makes a bit easier to do deals. But money transfer trough raid still exists, because you save currency from flea's FEE. You pack roubles in to doc-cases and drop to customer, im sure a lot of you did it with your friends and it looks normal. Price of RMT floated as usual - from high to low, from wipe to end-game times. Still regular situation. Also amount of naked-hatchlers grow as fck. (remember a days, when LEDX was added to shoreline? or a days, when reserve was released and streamers explored a best-loot-routes for naked guys?)

  1. BSG limited money, that PMC can carry in inventory ( you can't take more than 200k roubles in any PMC's slot). So sellers lost their way to drag-n-drop currency to customers in raid. And do you know what happens with prices? They FUCKING GROW UP x2-x3 times. Yes yes, you read it right. For example from 1$ usd / 1 million it becomes 2.5-3$ usd / 1 million (its not current prices, just as example for low-brain ppl).
And RMT becomes VERY-VERY-VERY effective, because you still spending SAME time to get in-game currency, but customer pays WAY MORE(much?) for it. Yeah guys, when Nikita think "hey, we will stop them from trading money in raids, RMT will die", situation becomes for us, sellers, MUCH better. He just increased price of items and currency during mid-wipe time. But regular players now have a problems during folding currency stacks trough PMC's inventory, lol. More mouse movements in stash. Anyway thank you, Nikita.
Also new weight-system changes amount of hatchlers, it's grow again btw.

And here we go in-to the main thing, that i wanna talk about:
  1. If BSG will keep that changes on flea market, when you can't trade stuff for currency without FIR mark - it will increase price of currency and items much higher, than was whenever(i mean in IRL ofc) And customers will still buy it. And sellers will still have ways to transfer items trough raid (remember "1" point what i talked about?). Yes, we won't able to deliver currency in any way (im sure we will, its not hard to find a hole in the system), but we will able to transfer armors, guns, cases, ammo and other stuff. Its not a big deal - to run trough night raid on non-popular server with items in case, using night-glasses and flireaper. So. RMT will still exists. We will just come back in the days, before flea. Not a big deal, actually.

  1. The price of all items will fcking grow (i mean in-game price). Yeah guys. For example: you won't be able to buy 995 ammo for 1.8k roubles (that's the price now?). They will cost x2 higher. Because the amount of bullets(and other stuff too) on flea will dropped down dramatically. Because when sm1 will kill me in raid with my stuff (i prefer to use HK loaded 995) - he won't able to sell my 995 on flea. As bought ammo from traders too.
He will able to sell bullets from crafting table, but all components, that needs to craft 995 (green powder and FM OFZ shell) will grow in price too -> price of ammo grow.
Or price of the killa's armor. Or slick. Whatever - price of every loadout item will grow. Also low lvl players won't able to buy any good helmet from flea market (you can't craft airframe/exfil, roflmao).

And here is result of these changes:
  1. People who can do good pvp fights and spend a lot of time in game - still will be with money, and use best gear (do you remember, that lvl 5 and lvl 6 armor can be looted still from raiders/bosses?)
When the rest, and biggest part of players - will just suck a big carrot. To beat a geared man you need ammo. To buy ammo you need currency and trader's level. To get currency you need to sell stuff. To grab stuff you need to do successful raid without any PVP fights. Looks hilarious, when you can spawn on map and die in 10 seconds, because spawn points are shit. And points of interest on maps are always same (kiba's store/marked rooms/rooms with PC/rooms on shoreline and etc etc etc), that results to same pvp-fight places.

  1. Hatchling guys will still exists. Do you know why? Because THEY DON'T NEED TO SURVIVE IN RAID. Just look: "you can't sell item on flea market without FIR mark. Player will lose FIR mark if he will do "run trough".
Okay bro. But "run trough" is not the same thing, as "die in fight". And naked-hatchlers not need to SURVIVE and finish the raid. ROFLMAO. They need only: loot item in pouch, die from scav/drop from roof/die from barb wire and etc etc etc. Hilarious, don't you think? They still can grab gpu/ledx/red-card and die from scav, to sell it on flea market. ROFLMAO. FOR WHAT THESE CHANGES ARE? They affect nothing. At all.
IF they will change "die without enough XP points will affect items to lose FIR mark" - it will again AFFECT REGULAR players. Just imagine - you loot an morphine/saleva/tushonka/blablabla for quest from hidden stash and was sniped by any playe or was unlucky and died from scav in the beginning of the raid.. your item lose FIR mark.. for no reason. Or you found (or spawned as SCAV with) a red-card and wanna trade it on flea market. But you understand - if you will die - you will lose that option(losing FIR mark again).
And here is a stupid situation: you need to extract, but you need more XP to be "not runner trough". So you need to loot/fight more to have an option for selling red card. Creating artificial risk for players, with no-reason. Again - looks hilarious in current state. Hardcore game, that declares "don't fight without reason" just pushing players to fight, to get XP, for successful finishing raid. ROFLMAO.

Think about it, its a "look from other side" here.
That changes does not create any "hardcore state" (a lot of ppl played without FLEA and that's still not a hardcore state, roflmao) as it should be, no problems for RMT. No troubles for naked-runners. Only new troubles for new regular players, without any logical reason.
If bsg wanna limit "end-game" loot for all players - they should rework all maps, raiders and bosses. (like AI brains, chance of spawn, size of maps, etc etc) But not limiting FLEA market selling PVP stuff. Also remove FLEA market from the game.
You can agree with my opinion, or disagree, i don't care, but price of currency will show us who right xD. Gl in da game, wish you more GPU-LEDX-REDCARDS into your pouch.
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36mm Ballon Bleu de Cartier Ronda Quartz w/White MOP Dial (V6 Factory) from Chazingtime

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to post what everyone needs right now (j/k) : A watch review, and a very nice one at that!
I've been on a serious Cartier jewelry kick for the past year or so and I've fallen in love with the Ballon Bleu. This is my second rep watch purchase (the first being a 31 mm Rolex DateJust w/a 2816 movement in 2015 that's still going great). Unfortunately I was a bit thirsty and being cheap during a DH Gate binge that I purchased what I thought was a decent one in December via DHL and got a complete shitter for $93! I took pics of it and immediately shipped it back via USPS Priority Mail International ($31) for a full refund ($126), which I received two weeks later.
I totally forgot that I'm a longtime member of RWI and realized that I could have gotten a much better watch for only $100 more. I checked the Trusted Dealers (TD) list and saw that Chazingtime and PureTime had the watch I wanted, a Ronda Quartz, because I didn't want to get it serviced like my DateJust rep. I chose 36 mm size because I'm tall and wanted something bigger than my Rolex.
It was a LONG and arduous process, but I'm glad to finally have it.
Seller: Chazingtime
Item: Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 36mm stainless steel bracelet with white mother-of-pearl (MOP) dial from V6 Factory.
Price: $198 USD.
Payment Method Used: Bank Wire. TD also accepts PayPal for established customers and WU.
Price of Shipping: $35 to the USA.
Order Timeline (I'm having a near-anxiety flashback just thinking about this):
Seller Communication and Service-10/10
I tried to use PP but Ken immediately messaged to apologize and tell me that he only accepts it from established customers who have bought several watches from him. He gave me a really nice discount to use WU. I attempted to use it, but discovered that I'm banned from WU for some inexplicable reason (but I think it's because I have a federal security clearance for work, but I really believe that I've bought so many rep bags, hair extensions, and jewelry over the past dozen years that I got myself flagged). *face palm*
I then messaged him to tell him that I was banned from using WU, so he immediately replied with his SWIFT code to have a wire transfer initiated, again with a nice discount for my trouble.
I love how Ken was sooo responsive to my messages. I emailed him at 2:15 am EST and he replied immediately with the QC photos even though he was swamped with fulfilling new and established orders after the holiday and factory shutdown. I'd most definitely purchase from him again.
Photos:
Quality - 10/10
The watch is pretty well made. The Sapphire crystal glass is thick and is literally scratch proof. The blue cabochon crown is correct, easy to pull out and set the time, and the loop that surrounds it does not gap like other reps I've seen. The dial markings are clear, the CARTIER font is properly inked and spaced and, since it's quartz movement, there's no winding needed. I was really confused about the bracelet clasp; I had to watch YT videos until I got the hang of it!
Accuracy - 10/10
This watch is EVERYTHING! It came fully branded and tagged, has a nice "heft" to it, and looks incredible. It has the exact markings as the authentic, and I wouldn't hesitate to wear it in a Cartier store. Unfortunately, there aren't many auth white MOP dials to compare this one to; however, I've seen a lot of pink MOP dials on Google. I actually prefer the pink MOP but the RWI guys say that the pink MOP reps aren't 100% to the authentic and are calloutable by those who know Cartier. I think the white MOP is called silver opaline, but I'm not 100% sure of it and I love this version. I've even scanned the QC and barcode that were attached to the bracelet and they took me to the leather band version on the Cartier website!
Satisfaction - 10/10
Aside from waiting nearly two months for it, I'm beyond satisfied with this gem. I've also not taken it off; I've even showered and slept in i! I'm home-bound due to my workplace shutting down, so I've got to wear it somewhere!
I could have easily have worn it as a dangle, but decided not to because of the dial size and weight; I didn't want to scratch or ding it. I took it to my non-judgmental (because he and his sons repair my rep Rolex without judgment) nonagenarian watchmaker in town and he removed one link and chided me to hold on to that link and charged me only $10. It now fits pretty snug on my 7.5 inch wrist but I actually prefer it this way. (I can fit one finger under the bracelet, so it's not too tight.)
Lessons Learned: I know that I would have had a much better experience had I planned my purchase sooner and not wasted time with DH Gate. I also would have received my watch within the week had I been able to use WU or PP. The entire bank wire process really wore me out and extended the processing time. I learned from RWI and RepTime that some of the TDs' credit card processing software is prone to hacking and that Bitcoin or using TransferWise or Xoom are safer options for TDs who won't accept PP.
Anyway, enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. 11/10 will recommend! :)
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Privacy and security practices of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

Hey guys, I've been reffed to this sub yesterday and immediately discovered a post that clearly showed that there is a room for improvement in regards to privacy and security practices among some readers.
Thus, with the approval from the mods, I've decided to share some experience of Hong Kong activists, since I've been following the HK pro-democracy movement for over a year and wrote a few articles about the Digital Resistance there.
Disclaimer: I don’t call for any protests, and I condemn violence. The information in this post is strictly for educational purpose.
HK OpSec is very complex, but most regular activists are pretty safe with the following simple practices.
Phone
Note: secondary phones are usually used with the same strict safety measures as the primary phones, otherwise they will stand out because they are linked only between members of a group. Some HK activists use walkie-talkies instead of phones to communicate on the ground.
Apps
Telegram
Telegram is the most popular messaging app among HK activists. However, keep in mind that Telegram is not the most privacy-oriented app because it requires a valid phone number to receive an activation code (as well as Signal). The reason for Telegram to be so popular is channels and group chats, which are essential during massive protests in HK. Additionally, anonymous surveys in group chats is a great way to anonymously vote right on the spot for different decisions such as whether activists should stay or disperse.
Here are some tips for those who use Telegram:
Internet blackout
Bridgefy is a very useful app in case of the Internet blackout. However, Bridgefy requires a phone number for registration and it has temporary dropped encryption, so it’s only being used when there is no Internet connection.
More advanced privacy and security tools and tips from Hong Kong activists can be found in this medium article and on this github page.
Stay safe.
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Chinese Telecom Giant to Integrate Blockchain Technology Into 5G Systems

China Telecom, a leading Chinese telecommunications company, has revealed that blockchain technology will be massively integrated into its 5G systems as the revolutionary tech behind bitcoin (BTC) and altcoins. The firm says distributed ledger technology (DLT) would significantly enhance revenue sharing, billing, payments and more, in 5G systems, reports Securities Daily on May 11, 2020.

Blockchain to Make 5G Better

In an interview with the Chinese news source, Securities Daily, Liang Wei, Director of China Telecom Group’s Blockchain and Digital Economy Laboratory made it clear that 5G technology is already revolutionizing China’s digital economy and blockchain technology is being integrated into these systems due to its numerous technical characteristics.
5G, which is the latest upgrade to existing mobile technologies, brings greater speeds, low latency and increased bandwidth to connected devices, while also taking the internet of things (IoT) to a whole new level.
Wei has hinted that the integration of DLT into 5G systems will promote secure resource sharing and efficient collaboration among connected devices.
Wei said:
Blockchain technology can help achieve more efficient and safe 5G resource sharing and usage tracking. Decentralized protocol sharing and payments can be done automatically via smart contracts.

Decentralized Roaming and Network Slicing

What’s more, Wei says the integration of blockchain into 5G will further enhance international roaming services, as the information of users of each mobile network operator can be securely and seamlessly shared on the blockchain without third-party intervention, making automatic billing and payments possible.
Wei says blockchain smart contracts will also make network slicing more effective and efficient, as it will handle the request of each user. Splicing involves splitting the network architecture into slices to enable it to support a vast array of use cases.
The combination of 5G and blockchain technology is a future trend. DLT and 5G are mutually reinforcing and complementary. The realization of the Internet of Everything based on 5G can bring unlimited possibilities for the creation of IoT applications,” Wei added.
Despite the numerous benefits of 5G technology, the future looks very bleak for it as numerous scientists and health care practitioners have argued that 5G technology may come with significant health risks, and as such, a moratorium must be placed on its deployment while the government funds research activities to find out biological measures which could limit the adverse effects of this technology.
However, blockchain technology, on the other hand, has continued to establish itself across a vast array of industries in the global economy from trade finance to supply chain and logistics.
Originally published by Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel on May 11, 2020 BTCManager
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Some hints and tips for newer players

This wipe I have progressed more than I have in past wipes, and I think a lot of it has to do with my play-style changing.
I know I am still nowhere near as stacked stash wish or stats wise than a lot of players, but thought I might share some hints and tips for new players that have been helpful for me.
I play mainly duos, sometimes trios with a couple of mates. My play style is relatively quiet (i.e. little sprinting, lots of pausing walking to listen) until I engage the enemy, then as much aggressive flanking and pushing as possible.
So you can see where I currently am this wipe my stash and play stats are here (it's zoomable). TLDR - 41% Survival rate, 120mil stash value, 5.77 KDR.
So onto the tips:
1) Optimise what you bring out of raids:
2) Run. Good. Ammo
3) Keep what you loot in raid
4) Run gear appropriate to your stash
5) Make the most of your hideout
6) Once you have engaged an enemy play aggressively
7) Sound is your friend
8) When poor, scav in
9) Complete quests
10) Don't be afraid to use gear
11) Play with others
I hope these tips help at least one person! Happy to expand on any of them if anyone has questions....
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RiB Newsletter #12 – ZK-Rustups

This month, what strikes us most is the proliferation of Rust cryptography, and especially zero-knowledge proof, projects. Even blockchains that aren’t primarily implemented in Rust are increasingly looking to Rust for their crypto. So many of these are springing up that we’ve lost track, so we spent some time doing a survey of the world of Rust crypto and zero-knowledge proofs, and what we found kind of blew us away! For Rust blockchain developers there are an overwhelming number of choices for their crypto building blocks. Here are some of them.
By a rough counting, 13 of the top 50 blockchains by market cap are using Rust in some way, whether primary implementations, alternate or unofficial implementanions, libraries, support code, or research projects. Those projects are: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Stellar, Crypto.com, Ethereum Classic, IOTA, Zcash, Ontology, 0x, Algorand, Qtum. While reviewing these it’s notable that while an increasing number of blockchain projects are using Rust, few of the top projects are primarily implemented in Rust (the exception being Crypto.com). Yet, of course.
This month Rust-behemoth Polkadot launched their mainnet. Congrats to Parity and Polkadot contributors.


https://rustinblockchain.org/newsletters/2020-06-03-zk-rustups/
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WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao: What is WaykiChain doing now?

WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao: What is WaykiChain doing now?
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Recently, there have been many thoughts on the development direction of blockchain and WaykiChain. I have found some certainty in the world of uncertainty. How does WaykiChain understand the development of the public chain? What is WaykiChain development direction based on these understandings? What should the community expect and pay attention to? I will share with you the answers to these questions.
How does WICC increase prices?
WICC is the basic digital currency on the WaykiChain public chain. According to its white paper, when this coin was issued in the early period, more than 70% of the chips were in circulation in the secondary market This is a relatively high proportion, comparing to most of blockchain projects. This high circulation ratio is like a double-edged sword. The disadvantage is that foundation has relatively weak control over its value in the secondary market. It is also difficult to manipulate the price to create some false market value to deceive the public. The advantage is that WICC can have a wide range of coin holders and community members. Meanwhile, more coin holders mean that when WICC is found to have price increase expectations, such expectations will be spread by the population, which can result in a large-scale network effect. In 2018, WaykiChain relied on this network effect to make a big hit in the market. At that time, the number of WICC holders was about 100,000 (WICC holders in exchange).
However, the communities merely brought by price increase expectations are not sustainable. Those people came because of profit, and they will leave because of no profit. Those who made money or lost money on WaykiChain will scold after the currency price fell. In the bear market, it is almost difficult for people to have confidence in altcoins. It is difficult for people to invest in your long-term future with real money no matter what expectations they receive. Then, how to make WICC valuable in this bear market? We can conclude by the nature of price increases, which is fewer people selling and more people buying.
Staking economy is an effective way to achieve“few people selling”. This kind of gameplay is not widely used in the traditional field as it is in the crypto circle.
Most of Staking’s gameplay is to give you a dollar profit to make you unwilling to sell your 100 dollar coins. This approach may have a positive effect in the short term, but in the long term, it is no different from the Ponzi scheme. The other method is the DeFi. In DeFi, people need to collateralize their coins and get something that can bring value to them. For example, mortgage lending. When you are unwilling to sell your coins and lack money, the CDP mortgage lending system can meet your needs. At this time, the WICC in your hand becomes a “ticket” to participate in the CDP mortgage lending system. The collateralization generated by this real demand is often solid because such users are less likely to quit fast. Because they benefit from WaykiChain and believe this kind of service will generate value, so it is not a zero-sum game. In the end, most of the people here are winners, so they cherish their chips.
Once there are more users, there should be more reasons for them to buy more continuously. The reason for most people who buy token is nothing more than to see some good news which can be predicted. Halving is predicted, so there was a decent run at the start of the year. The World Cup was also a prediction and it is a piece of good news for betting-related blockchain. This prediction of a high degree of certainty in time can prompt a frenzied influx. But other than this quadrennial prediction(Halving or World Cup) of events, what expectations do you have for the community?
The first is the technical aspect. A good technical public chain can attract more developers, and more developers can build more business models and have more imagination.
To realize the expectation of the business model, users should value the future business growth of your current track and the most direct promotion of the economic model after the growth. For example, the growth of the mortgage lending business. The total collateral of WICC gets bigger ->Less liquidated WICC ->WICC’ s unit price raises with the demand stays the same. Or growth in mortgage lending->WGRT destruction becomes more numerous->WGRT’s unit price raises. This business model creates a rigid value in a currency.
Finally, there comes the marketing ability, the user toned to trust that you are able to attract more investors at some point in the future. All financial activities generate bubbles, and how big an asset you end up with depends both on how much beer you have and how much bubble you can pour. If building business value is about brewing, marketing, and storytelling, it’s about pouring beer out of the bubble.
About liquidity
When it comes to liquidity, some people’s understanding of liquidity of a coin is to be listed on more exchanges, some people know a bit about some financial markets, so they say liquidity is the depth of the order book. I recently get some inspirations from David in Coinbase. Liquidity can be measured by the time you spend to convert an asset to purchase power.
Cash is with the best liquidity, as it is almost equal to purchasing power. Property is less liquid because there are very few situations where you buy something directly from the house. Usually, you will have to turn it into cash and buy something else. So there’s a long period between when you decide to sell the house and when you get the money, and the longer that period is, the less liquid it is. USDT is relatively liquid because OTC transactions, which is a mature market in the current situation, allow people to convert the USDT into fiat money in minutes.
Note that the above mentioned is to turn assets into purchasing power, rather than cash out. These two are essentially different. For example, if I want to purchase some service from a crypto media, I often use Eth, BTC, USDT, not cash. So I don’t need to sell off my digital currency to exchange cash, but directly pay it, which becomes purchasing power. From this perspective, any merchant accepting digital currency payments is enhancing the liquidity of the digital currency. Because he shortens the time it takes for assets to become purchasing power.
As I said before, the keyword of the Internet fights is traffic, and the keyword of digital currency is liquidity. Much of what WICC does is to increase liquidity. Listing on Exchange shortens the time for WICC to transform into the purchasing power of other digital currencies. In real application scenarios, many people are reluctant to undertake the risk of digital currency fluctuations. They only like to denominate in fiat currency, so WUSD (stablecoin) that is generated by collateralizing WICC has better potential than WICC to become purchasing power. Huatong Security accepts WUSD as a payment method to buy HK/US Pre-IPO stocks shortens the time when some people want to convert WUSD into the purchasing power of Hong Kong and US stocks (In the normal process, this user must first sell, exchange fiat currency, and then open an account to buy Hong Kong and US stocks). The new project WaykiX shortens the time required to transform WICC into the purchasing power of investing in various assets around the world.
Bitcoin’s technology has not been greatly updated since its inception, but its value remains the leader because of its liquidity. Similarly, in my opinion, the market value of USDT has soared because liquidity is becoming more and more mature. WaykiChain’s future development is also inseparable from liquidity.
About Defi
As mentioned above, liquidity is important. If you want to improve liquidity, you can cash out first and use cash to purchase most of things you want. However cash out itself is not what a project expects, because it will dump the price when a lot of people doing that. Therefore, collateralizing assets, generating stablecoins, and then enabling stablecoins to generate purchasing power has become a perfect model, which is the essence of WaykiChain 3-Token Economy Model.
Regarding purchasing power, first we need to know what users want to buy. Many public chain projects, including WaykiChain, have begun to explore what kind of products and services that users want to buy. For example, betting products, value-added game services, or even e-commerce. All of these end up with nearly no results. As speculators’ paradise, the cryptocurrency circle usually care about borrowing money to make money. So, there is nothing more interesting for them than lending and making money. These people may not have the need to play games or buy things, but they must have the demand to make money. Therefore, finance must be the right direction for blockchain projects. WaykiChain will all in DeFi for at least the next two years.
Many people say that WUSD is a stablecoin, so it needs to be compared with USDT. Rather than emphasize WUSD itself, I would rather like to say that WaykiChain ’s CDP is a lending system and service, and WUSD is just a stable value certificate. I am more concerned about the capacity of the CDP lending business itself, and whether it can provide users with the value of lending. As for when WUSD can become a freely circulating currency, it will take a long time to see how much purchasing power is endowed. Maybe at first, WUSD could buy WICC, WGRT, then the index of various global assets, then other digital currencies, then some Hong Kong stocks and US stocks, and finally maybe you can buy two packs of snacks with WUSD downstairs.
Simple preview of the new product WaykiX, users can trade all kinds of global assets, including digital currencies, indices, stocks, commodity futures, and even contracts. We have high expectations for this product because we feel it can meet the “purchase” needs of most existing community users. This product learns from the Synthetix project and adds some local elements of WaykiChain, including the technical security reinforcement, as well as the improvement of the economic model and the risk resistance level.
Someone asked, Ethereum has a complete DeFi ecosystem, and there are countless projects to start a business together. Why does WaykiChain have the power to fight with Ether? I would like to share a few points. The DeFi of Ethereum is aimed at users of Ethereum. We are currently targeting WaykiChain users. There is no conflict at present. In addition, DeFi seems to have a variety of patterns. It is nothing more than the four major categories of deposits, loans, liquidity, and derivatives. Our current developer community is not as prosperous as Ethereum, so WaykiChain uses a point-to-face model to first construct the core and head of DeFi to ensure quality and safety. When it can form a minimum closed-loop, and then let developers support those long-tail applications. Although it is a bit contrary to the concept of decentralization, we believe that this is an indispensable process for the implementation of the blockchain public chain。
About community
I mentioned three directions in the first chapter on how to create the value of WaykiChain, the first is technology, the second is business model and applications, and the third is the marketing model and bubble.
In fact, a healthy blockchain community is also attracted by these three parts of value, a core developer community, some coin holders with business needs, and a group of speculation or investors. To achieve the top five public chains in the world, these three groups must be huge.
WaykiChain attracts the core developer community through the leading technology mechanism and the friendliness of public chain development. This is the reason why WaykiChain has invested a lot of resources in the technical level of the public chain.
WaykiChain continues to create value for currency holders to meet their needs through the DeFi business.
And eye-catching marketing methods to attract investors and speculators when market conditions improve and new market capital are sufficient.
The bull market is short while the bear market is long. In the bear market, WaykiChain needs to continue to play at the table in a way with a high winning rate. These are my personal opinions. Welcome to discuss more with me.
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Partnership with Bitcoin.com

Partnership with Bitcoin.com

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A clear over-reaction over my post due to self-promotion rule. Let’s talk about self-promo, censorship, independent content creators, centralization of information, and healthy environment.

This subreddit is exclusively dedicated to the mods of reddit. They can post and talk about anything they like.
As some of you noticed, I’ve posted my article in this sub yesterday, which received a very negative reaction. I can understand that some old mods are very sensitive to self-promo posts, so they might downvote an article even without reading it, but I was also told to literally “fuck off” by u/roionsteroids, his comment was upvoted, all my comments were downvoted, and my post was even deleted. Wow, seems like a very healthy environment, guys.
Let me point out a few things about my original post:
  1. The link didn’t have any harmful content.
  2. The content of the article perfectly suited this sub and would be useful for at least some mods.
  3. The article was only posted in this sub (well, apart from dactivism, which I’ve created and it has 2 members).
The response that I got was a clear over-reaction due to self-promo, so I’ve decided to write this post in order to start a discussion about self-promo, which is perfectly aligned with the purpose of this sub “to discuss moderation things”. So for those, who missed, let’s recap what has happened.
Timeline.
  1. I was adding Reddit’s best practices to an open-source manual decentalized-activism.
  2. I’ve decided to move a section about Reddit to a separate Medium article.
  3. I’ve posted an article to dactivism (which I’ve created and it has 2 members)
  4. A few days later I’ve cross-posted an article to modclub.
  5. Firstly, I got a few upvotes, but then an article was heavily downvoted.
  6. I was told to “fuck off” and that comment was upvoted.
  7. I was called a spammer.
  8. Literally all my comments were downvoted.
Now, when we know a timeline, let’s discuss the details.
Why did I post the article in this sub?
  1. To increase exposure.
  2. To increase impact.
Exposure. A useful post and self-promotion are not exclusive ideas at all. An author, who writes articles and posts them on Reddit, is not necessary a spammer. More than that, self-promotion per se is not even forbidden on Reddit, but its ratio is recommended to be within 10%, which I’ll later argue is an outdated rule that centralizes the distribution of information, making it easier for well-funded adversaries to control the narrative (corporate media, state-sponsored propaganda, etc.).
Impact. After publishing an article, I’ve started writing Subreddit Improvement Proposals (SIPs) for different subs that I care about, e.g. CryptoCurrency, Monero, HongKong, etc. However, these SIPs take too much time to write and there are lots of crypto-related and activism-related subs, so I’ve also decided to post an article in a sub with lots of moderators to increase both exposure and impact. modclub seemed to be a good fit.
Value of the article.
Some people suggested that an article is not valuable, because all mods already know about flairs, wiki, and megathreads. Well, that might be true, but if you actually read the article, you will find many other more advanced recommendations like surveys, cultural exchanges, different ways to deal with noise, organize and request AMAs, etc.
I didn’t find any other article with such a detailed list of best Reddit’s practices with images and links, so I believe it to be a unique content. However, I might be wrong, so feel free to link such article here, I’d love to review it and link it in open-source manual decentralized-activism.
Also there are many subs that have 100K+ users and they still don’t use basic features like flairs or wiki, so even simple recommendations can be a good reminder for them. Anyway, it might be not a perfect article, but it definitely has many tips that will be useful for mods.
What could have happened if the article was not downvoted?
Firstly, less experienced mods would get ideas for their subs.
Secondly, more experienced mods could get some ideas as well (e.g. surveys, cultural exchanges, event calendars, hubs, etc.)
Thirdly, very experienced mods could give more cool suggestions that would be discussed, implemented, and also added to an original article and to an open-source manual.
Now addressing my high ratio of self-promo.
Here is a copy-paste response from another comment.
I write lots of crypto-related articles, which perfectly fit into many crypto-related subs at once. For example, my articles about off-chain scaling were often posted in 5-6 subs ( CryptoCurrency, Ethereum, Bitcoin, btc, etc.) and were still upvoted and discussed. One of the posts got 166 comments, which is a good proof that it's a valuable contribution, rather than spam, despite being posted in many subs.
Another example is articles about digital activism that also fit into many subs. For example, I was posting HK privacy/security suggestions not only in privacy-oriented subs, but also in subs of different countries, where protests have started. I don't care much whether somebody will call me a spammer, but I do care that the knowledge of Hong Kong activists will be shared with many other activists across the world, because that can potentially save their lives.
OK, enough about me.
Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? (c) Henry David Thoreau
Self-promotion in general.
Now, when I’ve shared my thoughts about yesterday’s situation, let’s talk about self-promotion in general. Many mods here contribute their free time to a good cause, which is great, and I do a lot of activism completely free as well. Luckily, I was also able to find a great sponsor (LocalCryptos) that supports most of my articles since 2019, so I get at least some compensations for my blog. However, many mods are not content creators themselves, so they are missing out a few crucial things. I’d argue that self-promotion is a good thing if done properly regardless of a ratio: 10%, 50%, or 100%. Let me explain.
Benefits of self-promotion.
Firstly, when an author posts his content, he will get all the notifications about new comments, so he will be able to participate in the discussion, give an accurate response, and may be edit his article/website with a new or more correct information. That’s exactly what happened with me many times before. If somebody would post my article, I would most likely miss the conversation or react too late.
Secondly, Reddit is one of the few platforms for independent creators to get exposure, because an exposure on Reddit depends on the quality and relevance of the content, rather than the amount of followers (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). A high-quality content will be upvoted, while a low-quality content will be downvoted by users, so there is no reason to remove the post, unless it has some harmful content. If mods censor out self-promo by removing or downvoting such posts, then they contribute to centralization of distribution of information. Some big subs even auto-remove all medium posts, which is extremely dangerous, because it cuts off many alternative voices.
Centralization of information.
Well-funded adversaries like corporate media or state-sponsored news outlets and think-tanks dominate the internet exactly because it’s very hard for independent creators to get exposure. For example, without Reddit my articles would get hardly any exposure, despite the fact that some of them are a unique content that was very contributional to certain communities and sparked many discussions.
Censoring out an author just for “self-promo” is a direct attack on freedom of speech. I understand that many mods have years of experience and became conservative over the time, so they take self-promo very personally. However, sometimes it’s nice to step back and see whether old rules are still relevant and what is the long-term impact of these rules. For example, I don’t like when people tell me to “fuck off”, but I like spaces that allow such behavior, because it’s an important part of freedom of speech.
10% rule is outdated.
Firstly, there are many people like me, who use Reddit to get daily news, but they don’t interact with a content. For example, I usually scroll certain subs like CryptoCurrency or HongKong without even logging in due to UX and privacy concerns. Some of these people happened to be content creators, so it’s completely natural that they will have a high “self-promo” ratio.
Secondly, this 10% rule will stop only honest content creators. Bad actors can easily cheat the system by:
- spamming other content to keep their own content at 10% ratio,
- using fake accounts, which is very easy on Reddit due to lack of e.g. a phone number verification (note that for well-funded adversary even a strict KYC is not an obstacle to create fake accounts),
- simply asking their friends to post their content, which is a ridicules UX.
As a result, I’d argue that nowadays this 10% rule increases centralization of distribution of information and encourages a malicious behavior.
Proposal.
May be the next time you want to censor something out (remove or downvote) due to self-promo, ask yourself these questions:
- Does this post have any harmful content?
- Was this link posted in many other subs?
- Did author participate in the discussions and answer questions about his content?
- Will this content be useful for the community?
Bottom-line.
If you’re very sensitive to self-promo posts, then go ahead and downvote them, but calling people “spammers”, deleting their posts, and telling them to “fuck off” without actually reading their content is not a healthy environment.
P.S. You should also understand that it was not posted in a sub with a few million people and I won’t get many clicks even if a post would get upvoted. I mean, come on, this sub has less than 5K members with 10-20 online. And I’m getting so much shit for honestly sharing my own content instead of gaming the system. There is definitely something wrong with that.
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Cardano: Blockchain 3.0 (Introductory article; Not a piece of investment advice)

Cardano: Blockchain 3.0 (Introductory article; Not a piece of investment advice)
Hey, all!
We have compiled an article about Cardano. The main motto of this post is to give a quick summary of Cardano to the users. Please feel free to comment your opinions, views and spark a discussion. It would help us in delivering better content. Thanks in advance.

Cardano: Blockchain 3.0

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Cryptocurrencies came into existence to eliminate the need for middlemen while transacting value from one to another. Satoshi Nakamoto was able to achieve this with the help of Blockchain technology. Though it gave the world Bitcoin, it was confined just to payments and hasn’t evolved to a greater extent. Ethereum exploited the blockchain technology and introduced the revolutionary smart contracts. Though this marked the beginning of the second generation of the blockchain, some challenges were left unsettled. Cardano took a distinctive approach in fixing the persisting issues by building on the already existing things that made sense and adding sustainable features with the help of new technology and innovation. In this post, ChangeHero will introduce give you a quick summary of Cardano.
Genesis
Cardano is a decentralized blockchain aiming to build a platform for the development of DApps and verifiable smart contracts. Dubbed as the third generation of the blockchain, Cardano aims to fix the pestering problems like scalability, interoperability and sustainability. Charles Hoskinson, Ethereum’s co-founder launched Cardano in the year 2015. Additionally, three organizations support and contribute to the development of the ecosystem. Cardano Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland, oversees and supervises the development of the ecosystem. Input Output HK (IOHK) is an independent firm contracted to carry out the designing and building of the network. Finally, Emurgo is employed to boost adoption through its commercial ventures.
It is the first blockchain which is based on scientific philosophy and developed by academics and engineers around the world. Unlike the traditional cryptocurrency projects, Cardano did not start with a whitepaper, instead, it began with a set of principles. Cardano is a multi-layered protocol — Cardano Settlement Layer (CSL) used to settle transactions of ADA and functions similar to other networks for recording the transactions. The second one is called Cardano Control Layer (CCL) and used for smart contracts. This strategy of using different layers enables storing of metadata separately and strengthens the security of the network. The platform uses Haskell coding language and the smart contracts to be coded in Plutus. In addition, Marlowe, a new language, designed specifically for the freshmen in development to build financial instruments like smart contracts. These are functional programming languages which strengthen the security and accommodates for quick changes in case of future updates.
Scaling with Ouroboros
Scalability is a baffling issue that all the cryptocurrencies face. Cardano network itself was built in a layered structure to cope with the scalability issues. As explained earlier, transactions and smart contracts take place on different layers and the information will not be shared from one to another. In addition, Cardano tackles this with a modified version of Proof-of-Stake consensus called Ouroboros, a Provably Secure Proof of Stake. Unlike Bitcoin, all the nodes in Cardano are not required to have a full copy of the blockchain. Instead, a slot leader brings all these nodes together in the process of reaching a consensus. Though full nodes like Daedalus wallets can reach consensus, only slot leaders are capable of creating and adding a block to the chain. In Ouroboros, time is divided into Epochs which further sectioned into slots. These slots are short periods of time which usually last for 20 seconds. Each slot will have its own slot leader who works similar to miners and responsible for confirming the transaction and adding blocks to the chain. They can create not more than one block per slot and the transaction fees along with the block rewards of the epoch will be pooled together and distributed to these leaders and further to the stakeholders.
Theoretically, even a user holding 1 ADA can become a slot leader but the probability is quite low. At the moment, there is no accurate figure of ADA to be staked to get a chance to add the block. We’ve also been hearing that it would be somewhere between a million and two million ADA to become a slot leader. But it's clear that the higher the stake, the higher the chances of becoming a slot leader. These qualified candidates are considered electors for the next epochs. Elections will be held by a random number generation method and the owner of the coin becomes a slot leader for the next epoch. Cardano has also adopted the RINA (Recursive Inter-Network Architecture) to improve the scaling. On top of this, the team is inclined towards Partitioning in which users can have only a chunk of blockchain and aiming to achieve this through side chains.
Interoperability with Side Chains
Even in 2020, it is difficult for different blockchains to understand each other and even tougher to communicate with traditional financial services. Though cryptocurrency exchanges bridge the gap, they are vulnerable to attacks and can be influenced by regulatory policies. Cardano envisions to build the Internet of blockchain and enable users to perform cross-chain transactions with the help of side chains. Cardano supports the Kiayias, Miller and Zindros (KMZ) proofs of proofs of work to allow for the movement of funds from the CSL to CCL and other blockchains as well. Moreover, Cardano is also working on a mechanism to incorporate the Metadata into the transaction in an encrypted manner.
Sustainability
There are a ton of projects in the blockchain space. To stay alive in this red ocean, continuous innovation and a robust governance system are a must. Sustainability lies right in the core of Cardano. The ecosystem has a grants fund called Treasury. Whenever a block is added to the chain, a part of the reward will be added to the Treasury. Someone who intends to develop the platform can submit a ballot for a grant which will be decided by the stakeholders through voting. As the network grows and the transactions increase, and the funds in the treasury keeps on filling up. This results in the availability of funds all the time for the development of the network.
In addition, the network will use Liquid Democracy for governance providing more room for the stakeholders. Furthermore, the team aims to build a constitution for the protocol to avoid any unintentional hard forks. Cardano follows a timeline in the form of eras to deploy vital upgrades to the platform. On February 20, the team has successfully completed the OBFT hard fork, a pre-planned one. It is a development over the already existing consensus mechanism, Ouroboros Classic. With this planned upgrade, Cardano has begun the transition to the Shelley era which focuses on the community and decentralization.
ADA
ADA is the native cryptocurrency of the Cardano network. The sole purpose of the Cardano is to enable a true peer-to-peer payment with the help of the ADA digital currency. Simply put, ADA can be used to transact value across individuals without any middlemen. It does allow the developers to create smart contracts and also provides voting rights to the holders for governance. Furthermore, the team specifically designed the Daedalus wallet for holding and transacting ADA. Nope, not going to discuss pricing here)
Blockchain 3.0
Despite the criticism for its consensus mechanism and delays in the network upgrades, Cardano is delivering on what it promised. With all being said, Cardano is a unique project which is delivering the best by fusing in the essentials from the existing chains and adding sustainable features through innovation in a scientific approach. For the Blockchain 3.0, the best bet would be to wait for the future upgrades and witness how things unfold.
Finally, a big shoutout to the Cardano community on Reddit for their comments and feedback on the article.
Upvote and comment if you have enjoyed the article. As always, follow ChangeHero here for more of such informative and interesting articles on crypto.
Edit: Made changes as per the feedback to make the content more accurate. Edited the original article published on Medium as well. A big thanks to all of you guys.
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Arca Top Manager: Hong Kong financial policy will trigger a new phase of bitcoin growth

According to Jeff Dorman of the American financial company Arca, the monetary policy of the Hong Kong authorities will create conditions for a sharp increase in interest in Bitcoin.
In Twitter, the executive director of the company wrote that BTC may become one of the most popular instruments after Hong Kong will launch a policy to stimulate business activity.
Dorman responded by his post in the social network to the readiness of the authorities to allocate up to 10,000 Hong Kong dollars ($ 1200) in cash to each resident of the metropolis. It is planned to allocate a total of HK$120 billion from the budget. Of this amount, part of the capital will be used to provide guarantees to companies that receive loans at low interest.
The ultimate goal of the new budget policy will be to create conditions for more accelerated economic growth. This was reported by The South China Post with reference to Hong Kong Finance Secretary Chan Moe.
The publication also notes that the authorities plan to use reserves of 11 trillion Hong Kong dollars to improve economic performance.
Jeff Dorman is confident that the allocation of cash to ordinary citizens of the metropolis is the first step to a new phase of take-off of Bitcoin. People will choose not to spend the money allocated to them, but to invest it in safe tools. One such instrument is Bitcoin, which now needs support.
The top manager of Arca stressed that all the funds allocated to the authorities are unlikely to go to the cryptosphere, but part of this capital will certainly be able to penetrate into digital assets, and BTC in particular.
Moreover, the population of Hong Kong knows very well what the cryptographic currency is. Bitcoin was popular in the region during the riots six months ago.
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Hi zerlingrush, you're not shadowbanned, but 72 of your most recent 111 comments/submissions were removed (either automatically or by human moderators).

Comments:

fk39qku in HongKong on 10 Mar 20 (1pts):
China op
fk1tkhd in HongKong on 09 Mar 20 (1pts):
China pig force
fjjh2iy in HongKong on 05 Mar 20 (1pts):
lol
fjfw7ij in HongKong on 04 Mar 20 (1pts):
Free Hong Kong now
fjfw17s in HongKong on 04 Mar 20 (1pts):
There is no freedom of speech on reddit anymore
fj91qmu in HongKong on 02 Mar 20 (1pts):
Reddit shadow banned me
fizpkxk in HongKong on 28 Feb 20 (1pts):
True that
fizp9hz in HongKong on 28 Feb 20 (1pts):
Go to sino
fiwtnaw in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
I hope they don't get thrown into the ocean dead and naked
fiwlpix in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
Someone should stop the china cancer spreading.
Their virus already spread to every1
fiwg9f5 in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
HK popo dogs are aggressive nowadays. Take care
fitenud in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
popo
fitek7n in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
china is dumb, people following china is dumber
fitehu5 in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
fck china popo.
fiteex0 in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
They are baiting overseas hkers to come back so they can arrest them.
#honeyPot
fipvvpj in HongKong on 25 Feb 20 (1pts):
Retarded CCP followers will always be retarded
fipmoj4 in HongKong on 25 Feb 20 (1pts):
Try to look pass the b1tch and look at the real problem, ie. fake communist country
fimlg7x in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
FCK CHINA POPO
fimhox3 in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
More truth cannot be spoken
fimeqpj in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
Scum pretend cops are the real terrorist
fiivy78 in HongKong on 23 Feb 20 (1pts):
China supporters won't touch this. In the meanwhile China cancer spreads worldwide
fihn6h3 in HongKong on 22 Feb 20 (1pts):
Fuck the China popo brainwashing everyone
fi3ank5 in HongKong on 19 Feb 20 (1pts):
both valid slogans at this stage.
fi386jv in HongKong on 19 Feb 20 (1pts):
hk popo are made of mainlanders and primary school dropouts
fi1ahvz in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
dude, blues are reporting yellows' vidoes.
Blue cant force youtube to 100% censor yellow. They report yellows' videos censor yellow slowly.
Just like how CCP slow down internet to avoid people...
fhzz9gs in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
This young man is doing god's work.
It's unfortunate the reason he's banned from politics is pretty much the reason CCP stop news about the virus till 2 months after the fact
fhzz5va in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
Love how people say they are "yellow stance" but ....
Same as saying, I'm not racist, but....
fhzry3v in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
That's 15 mainlanders too many
fhxb2e0 in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
Traitor to Hong Kong that let him become famous
fhwwmvd in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
china virus is strong all around
fhwoqno in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
On to the rape center or labor camp
fhq15cs in HongKong on 15 Feb 20 (1pts):
What a shitty article. China invents masks but eats bats. But hey, let's keep saying China is great so they can spread more virus
fhpzu6l in HongKong on 15 Feb 20 (1pts):
It's fine to me. There's more than one guy eating bat is the problem
fhmg2vu in HongKong on 14 Feb 20 (1pts):
[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/im-not-even-afraid-of-death-coronavirus-journalist-chen-qiushi-disappears-after-criticizing-chinese-government](https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/im-not...
fhmehzt in HongKong on 14 Feb 20 (1pts):
"Hk add oil" is just not enough
fhiov7i in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Stupid op believe the city officials are to blame. They are just used as scape goats to protect xia who held the ultimate power and chose to hide information from people. Why blame a city mayor when...
fhin5ql in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Mainlanders are all brainwashed by CCP and cannot have any independent thoughts
fhh0ag5 in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
China's way to solve problem is to eliminate whoever reports the problem. You are anti government if you report facts
fhgzyny in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Thank you for info. Mainlanders love abusing hk's kindness. We have got ZERO return from giving donations to Tiananmen Square
fhgzkjh in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
China only follow rules that shit suit them
fhdyq7m in HongKong on 12 Feb 20 (1pts):
It's not that hard to get it. Gov don't provide mask, people don't work. Why help community government to do their job? They are human too and they will need medical services
fhdy9l0 in HongKong on 12 Feb 20 (1pts):
Hope she gets taken out soon
fh90rdg in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
They already ships their citizens to work in Hong Kong for servants. Somethings money can buy, for everything else, don't call China
fh8uof6 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
They should be labeled as such by the international community
fh7g65r in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
When hk is worse than American polictics, you know your future is limited
fh7g4b9 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
P4 lab noob
fh7czk9 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Now if only there is enough money for tv series
fh777kq in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
China has a special way to fuck up everything
fh7762h in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Airborne shit is real now
fh775l3 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
We need rooms that already disinfectant on you when you walk pass
fh772sc in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Why people wear two condoms then
fh71yg1 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Even fake taxi do a better job than CCP popo
fh71wbu in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Big brain big target
fgusq8y in HongKong on 08 Feb 20 (1pts):
yea but imagine you have no money to buy the expensive masks since mainlanders got them all
fgq5e3x in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
China will try to snuff it out
fgp5yl0 in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (2pts):
Image not doing that and let the mainlanders take all your stuff first
fgopdel in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
Shitty robot AI will do a better job than her
fgoparf in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
Free market will attract more masks to ship to hk cause they can sell for more profit. Unlike China, hk don't have a gizillion people overseas shipping masks back to china
fgomllb in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
At least someone is fighting communist. Nowadays, no one else cares
fgojeag in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
They protect CCP scums using hk tax payer money
fgjomci in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
You are assuming HK popo is logical. They are not and will beat people up for no reason.
fgi4lb5 in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
I like that guy, since he didnt fck up HK.
Cant stand incompetent mainlanders making HK go backwards
fghyrw8 in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
She is a retarded monkey. Hope no one is dumb enough to listen to her
fghyp0s in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
Everyone is scared from SARS is the main reason. Mainlanders virus is too strong but luckily they weren't that welcomed before DEC
fggls2x in HongKong on 03 Feb 20 (1pts):
Mainlanders are selfish fcks that won't care if they spread to others.
fgewg92 in HongKong on 03 Feb 20 (1pts):
CCP and mainlanders want to step on hker. They only understand threats when it comes to their door steps
fg8dox8 in HongKong on 02 Feb 20 (1pts):
Looks like back up
fg7zvlf in HongKong on 02 Feb 20 (1pts):
In China, you just take a dump on the streets and wipe with alcohol?
fftaxtj in HongKong on 28 Jan 20 (2pts):
hope she dies and burn in hell. That's why they banned religion in china so they dont need morals

Submissions:

fgssux in HongKong on 11 Mar 20 (1pts):
test
fd8yx9 in HongKong on 04 Mar 20 (1pts):
Why all my post gets deleted in this subreddit?
82bf40 in BitcoinMarkets on 06 Mar 18 (0pts):
Called it :p
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Hi zerlingrush, you're not shadowbanned, but 67 of your most recent 107 comments/submissions were removed (either automatically or by human moderators).

Comments:

fjfw7ij in HongKong on 04 Mar 20 (1pts):
Free Hong Kong now
fjfw17s in HongKong on 04 Mar 20 (1pts):
There is no freedom of speech on reddit anymore
fj91qmu in HongKong on 02 Mar 20 (1pts):
Reddit shadow banned me
fizpkxk in HongKong on 28 Feb 20 (1pts):
True that
fizp9hz in HongKong on 28 Feb 20 (1pts):
Go to sino
fiwtnaw in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
I hope they don't get thrown into the ocean dead and naked
fiwlpix in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
Someone should stop the china cancer spreading.
Their virus already spread to every1
fiwg9f5 in HongKong on 27 Feb 20 (1pts):
HK popo dogs are aggressive nowadays. Take care
fitenud in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
popo
fitek7n in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
china is dumb, people following china is dumber
fitehu5 in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
fck china popo.
fiteex0 in HongKong on 26 Feb 20 (1pts):
They are baiting overseas hkers to come back so they can arrest them.
#honeyPot
fipvvpj in HongKong on 25 Feb 20 (1pts):
Retarded CCP followers will always be retarded
fipmoj4 in HongKong on 25 Feb 20 (1pts):
Try to look pass the b1tch and look at the real problem, ie. fake communist country
fimlg7x in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
FCK CHINA POPO
fimhox3 in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
More truth cannot be spoken
fimeqpj in HongKong on 24 Feb 20 (1pts):
Scum pretend cops are the real terrorist
fiivy78 in HongKong on 23 Feb 20 (1pts):
China supporters won't touch this. In the meanwhile China cancer spreads worldwide
fihn6h3 in HongKong on 22 Feb 20 (1pts):
Fuck the China popo brainwashing everyone
fi3ank5 in HongKong on 19 Feb 20 (1pts):
both valid slogans at this stage.
fi386jv in HongKong on 19 Feb 20 (1pts):
hk popo are made of mainlanders and primary school dropouts
fi1ahvz in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
dude, blues are reporting yellows' vidoes.
Blue cant force youtube to 100% censor yellow. They report yellows' videos censor yellow slowly.
Just like how CCP slow down internet to avoid people...
fhzz9gs in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
This young man is doing god's work.
It's unfortunate the reason he's banned from politics is pretty much the reason CCP stop news about the virus till 2 months after the fact
fhzz5va in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
Love how people say they are "yellow stance" but ....
Same as saying, I'm not racist, but....
fhzry3v in HongKong on 18 Feb 20 (1pts):
That's 15 mainlanders too many
fhxb2e0 in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
Traitor to Hong Kong that let him become famous
fhwwmvd in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
china virus is strong all around
fhwoqno in HongKong on 17 Feb 20 (1pts):
On to the rape center or labor camp
fhq15cs in HongKong on 15 Feb 20 (1pts):
What a shitty article. China invents masks but eats bats. But hey, let's keep saying China is great so they can spread more virus
fhpzu6l in HongKong on 15 Feb 20 (1pts):
It's fine to me. There's more than one guy eating bat is the problem
fhmg2vu in HongKong on 14 Feb 20 (1pts):
[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/im-not-even-afraid-of-death-coronavirus-journalist-chen-qiushi-disappears-after-criticizing-chinese-government](https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/im-not...
fhmehzt in HongKong on 14 Feb 20 (1pts):
"Hk add oil" is just not enough
fhiov7i in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Stupid op believe the city officials are to blame. They are just used as scape goats to protect xia who held the ultimate power and chose to hide information from people. Why blame a city mayor when...
fhin5ql in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Mainlanders are all brainwashed by CCP and cannot have any independent thoughts
fhh0ag5 in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
China's way to solve problem is to eliminate whoever reports the problem. You are anti government if you report facts
fhgzyny in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
Thank you for info. Mainlanders love abusing hk's kindness. We have got ZERO return from giving donations to Tiananmen Square
fhgzkjh in HongKong on 13 Feb 20 (1pts):
China only follow rules that shit suit them
fhdyq7m in HongKong on 12 Feb 20 (1pts):
It's not that hard to get it. Gov don't provide mask, people don't work. Why help community government to do their job? They are human too and they will need medical services
fhdy9l0 in HongKong on 12 Feb 20 (1pts):
Hope she gets taken out soon
fh90rdg in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
They already ships their citizens to work in Hong Kong for servants. Somethings money can buy, for everything else, don't call China
fh8uof6 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
They should be labeled as such by the international community
fh7g65r in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
When hk is worse than American polictics, you know your future is limited
fh7g4b9 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
P4 lab noob
fh7czk9 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Now if only there is enough money for tv series
fh777kq in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
China has a special way to fuck up everything
fh7762h in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Airborne shit is real now
fh775l3 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
We need rooms that already disinfectant on you when you walk pass
fh772sc in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Why people wear two condoms then
fh71yg1 in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Even fake taxi do a better job than CCP popo
fh71wbu in HongKong on 10 Feb 20 (1pts):
Big brain big target
fgusq8y in HongKong on 08 Feb 20 (1pts):
yea but imagine you have no money to buy the expensive masks since mainlanders got them all
fgq5e3x in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
China will try to snuff it out
fgp5yl0 in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (2pts):
Image not doing that and let the mainlanders take all your stuff first
fgopdel in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
Shitty robot AI will do a better job than her
fgoparf in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
Free market will attract more masks to ship to hk cause they can sell for more profit. Unlike China, hk don't have a gizillion people overseas shipping masks back to china
fgomllb in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
At least someone is fighting communist. Nowadays, no one else cares
fgojeag in HongKong on 06 Feb 20 (1pts):
They protect CCP scums using hk tax payer money
fgjomci in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
You are assuming HK popo is logical. They are not and will beat people up for no reason.
fgi4lb5 in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
I like that guy, since he didnt fck up HK.
Cant stand incompetent mainlanders making HK go backwards
fghyrw8 in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
She is a retarded monkey. Hope no one is dumb enough to listen to her
fghyp0s in HongKong on 04 Feb 20 (1pts):
Everyone is scared from SARS is the main reason. Mainlanders virus is too strong but luckily they weren't that welcomed before DEC
fggls2x in HongKong on 03 Feb 20 (1pts):
Mainlanders are selfish fcks that won't care if they spread to others.
fgewg92 in HongKong on 03 Feb 20 (1pts):
CCP and mainlanders want to step on hker. They only understand threats when it comes to their door steps
fg8dox8 in HongKong on 02 Feb 20 (1pts):
Looks like back up
fg7zvlf in HongKong on 02 Feb 20 (1pts):
In China, you just take a dump on the streets and wipe with alcohol?
fftaxtj in HongKong on 28 Jan 20 (2pts):
hope she dies and burn in hell. That's why they banned religion in china so they dont need morals

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