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1  Other / Meta / Another Fools' Day on: April 01, 2022, 03:35:06 PM
I guess now is a right time to float this post again. I posted the original version (this is slightly edited) on March 29 but was advised to move it to archival because it could spoil the fun and surprises that theymos could spring on the forum. That advice was a sound one and I quickly moved it. True to type, the prank master himself didn't disappoint in that regard as we can find in IQ testing now required before posting

Theymos had in the past used a few of such a day to prank the forum. To be honest, I wasn't sure if he would be at his element today or was just going to do another kind of, "Advertise on this forum" post on the day. By the way, my favourite theymos' prank is [April fools] New new rank requirements. He really got a lot of us on that. It was barely a few months after the merit system was implemented and I guess that was why it got to many, irritatedly. There was so much wailing until people realised it was just a prank.

There was also [April fool] BitRona Signature | M: 0.005 F.M 0.01 S.M 0.015 H/L.M 0.02 BTC/week organised by CryptopreneurBrainboss and that got a lot of attention as pay rate was really good. There was a maddening rush for the campaign hoax. Later, many; on realizing they were fooled, shamefacedly deleted their applications before OP edited and locked the thread. It was a real fun time. So, who is going to prank the forum this April?

Jokes are funny when they are pulled on others but not on us. The Will Smith–Chris Rock experience is still fresh. Though it's not what this post is all about, I just had to chip it in. It's the same way with pranks too. I've had a couple of offline pranks I pulled on friends and family, especially as a bachelor. Though this day, I seem to suck at it. Perhaps, the severe challenges of putting food on the table for the fam has deadened the once pranky and cocky boyish mind 🤔.

What's your favourite April Fools' Day prank in the forum or even offline?
2  Other / Archival / Another Day on: March 29, 2022, 10:00:36 AM
April is around the corner. Whoops! I don't know if I'm the only one here who is excited and anxiously waiting for its first day – April 1st, the Fools' Day. Theymos had in the past used a few of such a day to prank the forum. We don't know if he will be at his element this April or just decides to go on a, "Advertise on this forum" kind of post on the day. By the way, my favourite theymos' prank is [April fools] New new rank requirements. He really got a lot of us on that. It was barely a few months after the merit system was implemented and I guess that was why it got to many, irritatedly. There was so much wailing until people realised it was just a prank.

There was also [April fool] BitRona Signature | M: 0.005 F.M 0.01 S.M 0.015 H/L.M 0.02 BTC/week organised by CryptopreneurBrainboss and that got a lot of attention as pay rate was really good. There was a maddening rush for the campaign hoax. Later, many; on realizing they were fooled, shamefacedly deleted their applications before OP edited and locked the thread. It was a real fun time. So, who is going to prank the forum this April?

Jokes are funny when they are pulled on others but not on us. The Will Smith–Chris Rock experience is still fresh. Though it's not what this post is all about, I just had to chip it in. It's the same way with pranks too. I've had a couple of offline pranks I pulled on friends and family, especially as a bachelor. Though this day, I seem to suck at it. Perhaps, the severe challenges of putting food on the table for the fam has deadened the once pranky and cocky boyish mind 🤔.

What's your favourite April Fools' Day prank in the forum or offline?
3  Other / Meta / Delete/Merit button on: September 17, 2021, 11:49:48 AM
My observation is very simple yet I don't know why it actually escaped the eagle eyes of moderators and administrators or it had been discussed here before. The bottom right side of that uploaded picture shows "Reply", "Quote" and "Notify" buttons and I'm wondering why "Delete" and "Merit" buttons aren't included too so that one can easily and mellifluously carry out those functions without necessarily going through the threads where such posts and comments were made. If there's anyone with the answers, they should kindly equip the community with them.

4  Economy / Reputation / My ban; concerns and gratitude on: September 06, 2021, 06:26:27 PM
I'm short of words, frankly speaking (writing, actually as is the case). I really don't know how to begin my show of gratitude to the community and all those who were directly involved in my account getting unbanned.

However, I have to commence somewhere. In no particular order, my immense gratitude goes to Hilariousandco for waging into the matter speedily. The Pharmacist and Suchmoon who kept making candid suggestions without bias on what could've gone wrong or missed. Ratimov, CryptopreneurBrainboss for showing up when it mattered most. Frengki_cisco, UserU who had to chase me to telegram to make sure I was okay. My homeboys Charles-Tim, GeorgeJohn, Upgrade00, Engineer Igehhh (funny dude with the who dey breeeeeet congratulatory message!), Smartvirus, una too much! You now know that blood is thicker than water right 😏. Bestchange for granting me that privilege to hop in immediately.

I'm a solitary kind of person (not a recluse though) when I choose to be. And most times I choose to as my way of avoiding issues with people. While that debacle that inadvertently brought my moniker to public glare lasted, a lot of things ran through my mind. Chief among them was what would become of African Proverbs in Pidgin where we share home grown but internationally relevant nuggets and the Nigeria Local Board, All board discussion welcomed which is now home to most of us Nigerians on the forum, far detached from the stress and tales of horror at home. Yes, our dear country is going through a lot at the moment. That thread has kept a lot of us looking forward to this forum daily as respite. I'm optimistic that one day, theymos in his magnanimity will grant us that local board we seek.

I also want to thank airfinex who pointed that problematic post out and made me realize I could do better. I bare them no grudges. He's the reason for my unexpected popularity 😆 outside my local board (so to say). I'm sure going forward we shall become buddies as I know in my heart. For those whose names skipped me for a mention, do pardon me. It's not done on purpose.

Going forward, I will like to encourage the community to build a castle of friendship, rather than a wall of antagonism. The best we can do as humans is to create a purpose to intentionally accommodate others who mean well but may share different views from ours. I ain't talking of scammers and fraudsters here. From my recent experience I have come to realize that there are some who get punished for unintentional slips or no slips at all but who couldn't find the appropriate way to defend the allegations against them. It's usually a single accused against the community and oh mine, the questions come in torrents.

While maintaining that plagiarism should be frown at and punished, I sincerely wish the other dude, Pokapoka, gets a relief. He's someone who has shown cause to be useful to the community and has immensely developed their ability to learn and also help others. I know he's highly devastated at the moment.

Let me speedily end this here by saying I'm now more determined to be a better and more focused forum member with that experience as a feather in my cap.

One love all 😘

Edited – Oh mine! How did I skip LoyceV who whitelisted my appeal account within minutes it was mentioned to them. Thank you a great deal, LoyceV.
5  Other / Serious discussion / Once a man, twice a child on: August 05, 2021, 01:13:37 PM
My avatar text bears that expression in the title post. Cry

I didn't know that Once a man, twice a child was even a theory the first time I heard that expression on radio a few years ago. The theory is called Retrogenesis. I was listening to one of my favourite OAPs that fateful day during his 5am belt when he voiced that expression. That presenter was someone I have learnt a lot of stuff from but that expression on that day was the icing on the cake for me. It felt like a paradox at first and I couldn't make anything out of it. Later, same day, I pondered over it for a while before it finally sank in.

The meaning became an everyday experience for me in such a manner that it has now tremendously shaped the way I relate with old folks and kids. I tend to be more patient when it comes to dealing with old peeps as I always harbour that thought they may not be fast grappling with what I'm saying. It's more of empathy for me this day with them. There are lots of challenges and impairment when it comes to growing old and I don't think it's wise adding inconsideration to people of that grade in question. Can you imagine growing old and then realizing that you're losing some of your cognitive abilities and strength. Sad, right?

Exactly!

It feels like one is dying while that plays out in one's head, and no one likes to harbour that thought that they're dying. It's a sad reality.

I googled the expression and found more on it. According to research, the expression is an American idiom about retrogenesis which is the theory or observation that a person is born as a child, grows to adulthood, and reverts to a childish or child-like state in old age.

Now you know that old folks get slowed down in ability and reasoning and sometimes tend to act and behave like kids. I have noticed that a lot with relatives and other old folks around me. They tend to slow down in understanding things while one is in a conversation with them. The agility of the mind and brain are gradually slowing down. It's a natural process of diminishing returns. I ain't talking of senie dementia here. I'm talking of healthy old folks. No matter how smart they want to play, there's always that stuff you can catch them on, slipping.

As an old folk, you aren't even agile anymore. You can't take the jumps you were used to taking. You can't even scale over a small fence or jump down from a bench.

A few kilometers of walk and jog knock the breath out of you. Lifting stuff as light as 5kg weighs you down.

As infants, we learn to walk. And as old folks we also learn how to walk by supporting ourselves with a cane. Learn to hold old folks by heart like you would hold them by hand.

How life treats mortals like us makes me wonder why someone will still want to be arrogant about material or positional possessions. We are only pencils in the hand of God and as such should position ourselves to reflect positively on every endeavour we embark on for each passing day draws us closer to the grave.



Picture credit: https://images.app.goo.gl/T7EEMj9dLCeLLG8w5
6  Economy / Trading Discussion / Russian court asks bank to unfreeze Bitcoiner's account on: August 03, 2021, 12:53:05 PM
A regional court in Russia has ordered Sberbank, now known as Sber, to unfreeze an account belonging to a Bitcoin trader in a dramatic turn despite the strict regulations going on in that country. The court maintained that Sber, a state-owned Russian bank and the largest banking institution in the country known for supporting a negative stance on Bitcoin, had no reason to keep the account service blocked after the client provided detailed information about his Bitcoin trades.

This is a welcome development at a time there are lots of negative media struggling to drag Bitcoin down with FUD. Will this action and support from the court propel Bitcoin to achieving another bull rally? What is your take on this?

Source: Russian-court-orders-sber-to-unblock-account-used-for-bitcoin-trading
7  Economy / Reputation / A Heroic Moment: My gratitude on: July 29, 2021, 07:53:45 AM
First off – LoyceV, thanks a great deal for that big push yesterday! It was the most merit I've ever received.

It may look like it's not a big deal to be moving up the ladder in rank but to me it is. It's a big step, having stayed on the Senior rank for too long a time. At first, it didn't bother me to have been seemingly stagnated on that rank provided I felt I was doing all I could to the best of my perspicacity in making decent posts. Then I noticed that a lot of users I got on the forum before started ranking up before me. That got me worried, I intensified efforts in my posts but it didn't get me the desired merits until I forgot about making posts with merit in mind. The merit started coming. It's an irony, really.

Let me cut to the chase and not bore you with my story telling. Where I hail from, showing gratitude is an intrinsic part of our wellbeing.

I want to thank all who directly or indirectly have made my stay on the forum memorable. None of these users have I met in person but it feels like family chatting with them. CryptopreneurBrainboss, you're a good guy with a heart of gold. Your managerial and organisational skills haven't corrupted your humility. Two things that move me in people – Humility and Brains. You've got both.

Hhampuz, thank you too for giving me a shoulder to lean on when things got really crazy at my end.

CryptocurencyKing, Pokapoka124, Smartvirus, you guys are awesome keeping the fire burning at owa local "old people's corner." Una sabi how e dey bi na for African Proverbs in Pidgin. Na men wey una be! Nor be today wey hole don dey yansh na.

I also thank the entire Nigeria Local Board crew for finding it worthy to identify with their roots despite all odds and rallied round during the demise of one of its own.

I must confess how greatly I enjoy reading posts from some users in the Chipmixer campaign and tapping from their wealth of knowledge. These users' posts are deep and concise for me. Sometimes, I smile through reading them because of the banters. Thank you DdmrDdmr, pooya87, The Pharmacist, Suchmoon, o-e-l-e-o, AdolfinWolf, TryNinja, fillippone, mk4 who seem to be everywhere on the forum. I may not have merited your posts because I scarcely have any when I need to do the needful. But just know I lurk around to read you guys.

My gratitude goes beyond these names but for the want of space, I draw the curtains here. Hey! JayJuanGee, thanks too!

And to all the users whose paths have crossed mine in constructive criticism and fertilization of ideas, I say thanks a great deal. Your insights made this move possible. For users who are still having a hard time ranking up, persevere. Don't give up. Your time will soon come.
 
Thank you all. Now, let's roll the sleeves for more digging!
8  Economy / Exchanges / Binance squeezes users on verification on: July 28, 2021, 03:32:05 PM
I have been flabbergasted, really, since I got that Binance is pressing and squeezing its users for what now seems a compulsory verification exercise by reducing its daily withdrawal limit from 2BTC to 0.06BTC for non verified accounts. I don't know what to make of this headlong as this is obviously killing the anonymous thing Bitcoin and cryptocurrency should stand for. Did anyone else who hasn't upgraded verification beyond basic one get that message?

Will Binance lose client base now. Will BNB take the hit and crash while this is on? There are many speculations going on in my mind right now.

What do you think?



Disclaimer: There may be quotes from the site in the text above.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / How to trade on Trust wallet with the Poocoin app on: June 21, 2021, 08:12:45 AM
After my comment on this thread here, directing a user who had issues on how to make purchases on the Dapp through Trust wallet, it suddenly occured to me that there could be other users who may be having similar issue too. These users may never get to read that comment I made which actually helped out that user. This is because it was in the bounty thread of the altcoin section and my response was totally different from the topic title but it did help the user solve their issue. So, I decided to open a thread here and elaborate on that issue to help more users.

It's on how to use the Poocoin app to make purchases on the Trust wallet. It's easier than buying directly on the Trust wallet itself because of the slippage requirements which traders will have to adjust to trigger trades. Most times, the time it takes to adjust slippage percentage makes a lot of traders miss out on trades because of the volatility and fluctuations involved.

I was a little skeptical the first time I used it after watching a dude teach it online, just like a lot may be now. But when I eventually tried it, it worked wonders. Long story short:

Connect your Dapp browser on Trust wallet to the Poocoin app by keying in www.poocoin.app on the browser.


Once done, it will take you to the Poocoin trading platform. Activate it by clicking on connect, change the default Ethereum to Binance Smart Chain by tapping on Metamask/Trust Wallet (I like trading on Pancakeswap, so I go with Smart Chain). Please, remember to always use the contract address of the token you want in the search tab instead of just typing the token name. The reason being that sometimes there are tokens with similar names and that can confuse anyone to trade the wrong token. But with contract address one gets the right token. Copy and paste the contract address on that tab and it's token will appear automatically.



Then you're good to go. It displays charts and trading indicators like what we have on Tabtrader or Metatrader. You can adjust the indicators any way you want and Time Frames can be changed too. You can use the Multichart option too to view several trades all at the same time.



In fact, with Poocoin there are more and better options than what Tabtrader has. Poocoin app is very easy to navigate too. Who else is having this mellifluous and stressless experience using Poocoin?
10  Other / Politics & Society / Bite or Birth-day for Trump on: June 14, 2021, 07:51:32 AM
I saw this on Twitter from this user @RealS8nn as ex-president, Donald Trump, birthday is today. At first glance the cake didn't mean a thing to me. But then, I remembered Trump's support for Twitter ban in Nigeria by the incumbent dictator Mohammadu Buhari. Donald Trump truly deserves all bashing he could get today, really?

Should it be a birthday for him or a biteday? He truly bit the dust in defeat.

11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Iran bans Bitcoin too on: May 27, 2021, 10:28:13 AM
Iran bans Bitcoin a few days after China did. This is coming after what seemed like an aftereffect of the Chinese action that saw Bitcoin dip severely (it still hasn't recovered from it).

I'm wondering if there are going to be any side effects or consequences for the Bitcoin community with the action taken by the Iranian government or is it just another case of "the snail shouldn't talk where animals with horns are asked for opinions"? Iran isn't such a big name in the crypto space, by the way.

According to report, the ban is a temporary one which will last only four months to enable the country correct its power blackout.

Do you think this ban from Iran is another FUD?
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Elon Musk again on: March 12, 2021, 08:11:13 PM
What does anyone think about the latest tweet from Elon Musk in what looked like taking a swipe at Bitcoin?



Actually, TBC reminded me of The Billion Coin; a scam coin that never came into existence since 2017 it was rumoured to be. Its community sadly believe till date that it will one day become a real use case coin. They're still in denial that it's a scam.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Now that Bezos dethrones Musk, what with Dogecoin on: February 18, 2021, 12:08:52 PM
I am beginning to get skeptical once more about the future of Dogecoin now that Elon Musk, the Tesla boss, has been dethroned on the leader chart of the world's richest men on earth by the Amazon billionaire — Jeff Bezos —, the same guy he toppled less than 7 weeks ago to the number one list. What is the way forward for Dogecoin? Will doge relapse and be comfortable with the fun token it was before Elon's pump saw it to the unprecedented height it got to?



It will be quite understandable if Elon doesn't push doge henceforth as he will be busy on strategy to reclaim his spot. Well, events of days ahead will properly unveil the true nature of things. We only sit and watch as these things begin to unfold.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Doggy take over — Elon Musk? on: February 09, 2021, 01:33:57 PM
In the heat of this Bitcoin frenzy, just imagine Elon Musk should have the below picture and then make a tweet like this on his handle: Doggy supply burn. With a hash tag —
              #doggytakeover
               #getready
What do you think the outcome will be for Dogecoin?


15  Economy / Service Discussion / Conflicting data on Coingecko, why? on: January 14, 2021, 08:02:34 PM
Before today, I had believed that the total number of exchanges listed on the Coingecko site were just the way as written out until I crosschecked that today. I few days ago, it recorded 419 as the number of exchanges listed and then today I saw 421 and that set my curiosity in motion as I felt the need to find out the two newly listed exchanges. However, what I saw when I checked got me thinking if every other information on the site or other crypto sites like it are often accurate. The total number according to the check revealed 375 exchanges as against the 421 up there. Now I ask, what could be responsible for the conflicting data? Is it just me or any other person has observed such discrepancies?



16  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin; Then and Now on: January 02, 2021, 04:05:01 PM
Before the great crash of 2018, the total market cap on the Coinmarketcap site was slightly above $800billion. Specifically, according to that data, it stood at $815,596,371,956 from snapshot taken on December 17, 2017 with Bitcoin at $19,140 and an overwhelming dominance of 71.5%

Today, being January 2, 2021 Bitcoin zoomed passed $31,000 pushing the total market cap to $824,684,567,217 with a 70.5% dominance. Yet, it doesn't still look like the market is going to be slowing down any time soon. The year got started on a great pedestal. 2021 is certainly going to be that year when people will constantly be checking their apps for market prices.


THEN...


NOW...

I am far from thinking that the market will experience a crash now. But then, that's my thought. I could be wrong. What do you guys think?
17  Other / Politics & Society / The US, weeks after the elections? on: November 09, 2020, 05:21:41 PM
Honestly, those of us who aren't politicians can only but imagine what politicians go through when in lost of elections or their excitements when in win. In anticipation of what next for the outcome of the US presidential election in weeks to come, I will like to ask these questions so we can objectively garner some expected answers to them.


Biden, hitting the ground running?

1. Now that Trump has lost out, will he be humble in defeat and reach out to Biden or continue to cry foul and allege electoral impropriety?

2. Will he move out of the Whitehouse before January 20th as quickly as he went in four years ago or want to be obstinate and remain there?

3. Will Trump be that embittered not to attend the inauguration of Biden as the 46th president of the US?

4. Will his supporters (even those from the Christian community) take his defeat in good faith as what fate brought them and not go wild with rioting?

These and many more are questions waiting for answers.
18  Other / Politics & Society / Apprehension — The US Elections on: November 05, 2020, 08:52:21 AM
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19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ClipX steals KYC data and shuts down on: September 17, 2020, 07:11:40 AM
The ClipX project, another bounty, managed by the Bounty Detectives' team early today let down bounty hunters gently in what seems a soft exit by announcing that it would no longer continue with the project. The announcement was made here: https://t.me/clipXchannel/13

That was after it had cunningly collected KYC documents from hunters (even though that wasn't explicitly on the bounty thread). ClipX insisted it was going to be a passport document for KYC or nothing. It was really a suspicious move but anxious hunters neglected it. Why ask for only a passport for KYC and not any other document.

My advise to bounty hunters:
1. Don't participate in any bounty without escrowed rewards.
2. Don't be in a rush to participate in every bounty that comes up.
3. Follow only trusted Bounty Managers.
4. DYOR on any project and don't rely on BMs. Most of them don't even research a project before going into contract with project team.

Anyone else got any advice for bounty hunters, especially the noobs among them?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Scam Claims Support by South African President on: September 15, 2020, 07:35:59 AM
I brought this issue up here so that the community can jointly peruse it and make dissecting contributions if it's a positive or negative on the image of Bitcoin.

There is a Bitcoin investment scheme called “Bitcoin Revolution South Africa” which recently claimed that President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is one of its endorsers, in addition to personalities like billionaire Patrice Motsepe, rugby star Naas Botha, politician Pravin Gordhan and comedian Trevor Noah and their pictures splashed on the alleged scam site. These are heavy weights in that country with huge followership and such an allegation shouldn't be viewed lightly.

My second question is this: Will this development further entrench the idea of Bitcoin in the minds of their fans or dispel their interest?

News source: Scam Claims Support by President Cyril Ramaphosa
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