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What Are The Differences Between Silver, Gold And Platinum Credit Cards?

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Status: Making others envious

Undoubtedly, Silver credit cards, gold credit cards, and above all Platinum Credit Cards bestow an idea of status to the cardholder much like a luxurious car, a yacht, expensive clothing, jewels and other onerous possessions.

There is nothing wrong with that, but one may wonder if that is sufficient reason for requesting a financial product or paying substantially more money for it. If there is no other useful feature, or as we want to point out in this article, there is a tendency to reduce the differences as to real financial advantages between these products, we see no reason to pay excessive issuing costs and maintenance fees just because of the color or material of a credit card.

Credit Limit

At the beginning of the credit cards’ story, the main difference between these credit cards was that the amount of money you could spend with them differed substantially. Platinum Credit Cards had a credit limit much like a classic credit card, gold credit cards had higher limits and Platinum Credit Cards claimed to have no limits at all (we say claim because there was not and there isn’t such thing as no limits. However, to be honest the credit limit is high enough to consider that claim to be true.).

However, lately the limits of platinum cards and gold cards have come close enough to judge the difference insignificant. Thus, it seems to be no reason to pay the higher charges of gold cards if that is the only difference between them. Moreover, as both limits are increasing and reaching considerable amounts, platinum credit cards and their no limit feature begins to be less appealing.

Income implications

Since there were income requirements to qualify for these credit cards, being a cardholder of a silver credit card meant you had certain income, being a gold credit card holder meant your income was higher and so on. This could be an easy way for others to know how much you made without you talking about it. Store Card accounts could be opened without credit checks, etc.

However, the qualification requirements’ differences have also been reduced and even platinum credit cards which where a type of credit card that could be obtained by invitation only are now offered to anyone who can qualify for it and qualifying is not that harder than qualifying for a gold credit card.

Membership Fees

The only substantial difference between these credit cards seem to be the membership fees, renewal fees, issuing fees, etc. Thus, as stated above, it seems as you are paying higher amounts just to make it clear that you can pay higher amounts. The benefits of having a higher grade credit card seemed to have banished and thus it might be advisable to think twice before accepting an offer from a bank that includes this kind of cards.

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Bitcoin – A Secure Investment for the Future

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Bitcoin is an online digital currency, just like a dollar or a pound but with a few exceptions. Introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin engages in a peer-to-peer payment system where no intermediaries exist and goods can be securely transferred between any two people on the planet. It is associated with a heavy network of computers and the unit of currency for the Bitcoin system (appropriately called Bitcoin) can be simply acquired by joining the vast network. Bitcoin provides a fast cheap and secure transaction alternative but few are willing to take the jump for it. So the one million dollar question still lingers, is Bitcoin a secure investment?

Bitcoin is only a few years old, an interesting creation that has awed many and for the record, has attained a name in the top financial charts. Its popularity has spanned and it has led some of the top businesses like Virgin Galactic to consider it as an acceptable source of payment. Bitcoin prices increase at rates of up to 10% and continue to dominate as the alpha of the market and this has made many interested in investing in it.

Another special feature of Bitcoin is that it does not have a central bank and neither does a central government control it. It’s a global currency and its creation and existence lies behind a complex and geeky mathematical algorithm that enables it to shadow government related mishaps. Cases of political instability and government absurdities that plunge the economy down to shame and lead years of investments in a currency down the drain do not occur in the crypto-currency system. This creates a secure and friendly investment opportunity with low inflation risks.

The Downside

With an ever-amazing upside, crypto-currency also has its downs. As mentioned, this thing is still taking baby steps; and with that comes great uncertainties. Bitcoin prices are volatile; currently increasing sharply and can fluctuate at 30% to 40% in a month. The world is still surprised at its emergence and there exists very few Bitcoin holders and Bitcoin. This leads to unanswered questions and cold fear among people as investing in a new unpredictable ‘gold mine’ can yield devastating effects. Its newness brings forth lack of regulations and scares off potential investors.

The enigma surrounding the Bitcoin system is a major factor to be considered. Anything can happen and everyone participating in the Bitcoin market is on a high alert. China in December 2013 eliminated the use of Bitcoin and this led to a drastic drop to its value from $1240 to $576 in just three weeks. Programmers also determine the functionality of this global currency and many question the thought of risking their finances for some group of geeks. This prevents many from venturing into the system and increases the risk of Bitcoin investment ever so highly.

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Credit Card Origination – Automation

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Within the realm of credit card origination, automation is key. Financial institutions that can’t keep up with today’s increasingly time-sensitive consumer are going to lose that consumers business to an institution that can.The whole idea behind automation in credit card origination is speed.

Because credit cards’ simple nature and wide appeal, credit card origination is a high volume, low risk undertaking. In these types of situations, automation is crucial. Because they are comparatively low risk, credit cards can be automatically originated through a credit decisioning system with virtually no manual intervention. This allows financial institutions to dramatically increase the number of applications they can process without having to change their system or process at all.

Because credit cards are a popular, high volume business, financial institutions require an efficient automated process for originating, approving, and issuing credit card products. This means that every aspect of the credit card origination process must be fully streamlined so that the customer experience is as fast and easy as possible.

There are many credit decisioning solutions in the marketplace that meet the basic requirements for an automated origination system. However, there are additional requirements for an automated credit card origination system that are driven by the unique characteristics of credit card products as mentioned above.These requirements address the need for a credit card origination solution that is fast, streamlined, and comprehensive.

The first requirement that a credit card origination solution should support is Straight through Processing. Straight through Processing allows a decision engine to process credit card applications from beginning to end in a completely automated fashion. Any time a manual review is required, the system can drop the application into a manual review queue. Once the manual review is completed, the application can immediately be re-introduced into the automated process right were it left off. Straight through Processing allows financial institutions to efficiently process the high volume of applications generated by their credit card origination initiatives.

The second requirement involves the end of the credit card origination process. Once a customer is approved for the product and the account is booked to the appropriate system of record, the consumer wants to start using their new card. Unfortunately, most banks can’t fulfill this desire. The account may be created, but the consumer will not have the actual credit card for a couple weeks. Instant issuance allows consumers to start using the card the second after their account is created. Either by providing an interim credit card (like a receipt) or by actually printing off the final card at the point-of-sale, financial institutions can enable their customer to start utilizing their product immediately.

These two additional, credit card specific, requirement for an automated origination solution enable financial institutions to realize the best practices needed for the competitive credit card origination market.

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Alternative Ways to Avoid Payday Loan

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If you spend more than you earn on a regular basis, it is a bad practice. To overcome this situation, if you opt for a payday loan, it will be a “risky solution”. Payday loan companies often take the advantages of your need and lead you in debt trap.

The most obvious disadvantage of payday loan is High cost. The APR of payday loan varies between 400% to 800%. Think about your investments even on a high interest stock, you can get an annual return of 20% to 30% for investment on a stock although investments on stocks are considered as “high risk”.

So, consider about all the possible alternative ways before opting for a payday loan cash advance.

•Payday loan borrowing situation arises due to bad financial planning. I suggest you to prepare a realistic budget at the beginning of each month in order to keep the balance between your earnings and spending. Avoid unnecessary purchases. Also save some money each and every month. Your savings will be counted at the time of crisis. Consider taking help from a consumer credit counseling bureau.

•Ask your creditors to give you a favor by waiting until your next payday. If you can manage them to do so, you need not to borrow the loan and thus you can save 15-30 USD by not paying the loan interest!

•Use your credit card for making urgent payments. Usually credit card loan’s interest rate is very low; even you have to pay nothing as interest if you repay the loan within a month. Again you save $15-$30 by not paying the loan interest.

•Ask your banker or a credit union for a short-term loan. The costs of these loans are such that you can easily afford.

•Ask your employer to provide you with a portion of your salary as advance so that you can cope up with your emergency bills.

•Consider in borrowing money from your friends or relatives. Actually for a time lag of 1-2 weeks nobody will prefer not to provide you the money (I strongly believe so!) unless you had a bad credit history with him or her. Thus you will meet your money requirements with no interest charges at all! Also think about the harassments if you can’t be able to repay the loan at specific date to the payday lender!!

•Consider in making arrangements with your banker regarding withdrawal facility from your checking A/c in order to protect yourself from making extra charges on bounced checks. This facility costs you as little as $5.Sometimes no fee is needed at all!

•When you shop for credit, check the APR and other official charges of different credit offers. Thus you can avoid higher monthly charges with lower credit cost.

•Many social groups and communities provide urgent assistance either directly or by various social services programmes. For example, I can mention “Federal low income home emergency assistance programme” provides financial assistance to families with lower income.

•There are several loan companies who offer $500 to $100 loan to active in duty & retired military personnel. The APR of these military loans range from 34% to 40% which is 10 to 15 times cheaper than payday loan.

•There are also several Consumer finance companies that provide small consumer loans at a low APR of 60%, which is also cheaper than payday loans.

Do the homework when you are about to borrow a payday loan. Look for low interest payday loan. Gather all the knowledge about payday loan before borrowing it. For more detailed discussions on payday loan alternatives, visit [http://www.ampmcash.com/loan-alternative.html]. If you have any problem or query regarding payday loan, join our discussion board at [http://www.ampmcash.com/talk]

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Play To Earn & The New Leisure Economy – What are the Options?

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In recent times, those in the DeFi and metaverse space have encountered yet another way in which ordinary people can earn considerable amounts of money on the blockchain. Coming in the form of play-to-earn communities, platforms such as Yield Guild Games (YGG) and UniX are early adopters of ecosystems that provide gamers in developing countries with these financial opportunities. Such business models, in theory, could utilize leisure as a way to help reduce unemployment around the world.

Although the idea of the play-to-earn model is still in its infancy, it is an idea that is turning heads. “PLAY-TO-EARN | NFT Gaming In The Philippines” is the title of an 18-minute documentary funded by YGG and created by Emfarsis Consulting about a group of people in the Philippines, a country that suffered unemployment as high as 40% during the pandemic. People in the Philippines had been playing Axie Infinity (a blockchain-based game that rewards its players) during the pandemic, discovering that they could earn two or three times the minimum wage by playing.

It is apparent that this new “Leisure Economy” could be the dawn of something huge. However, if you are considering joining a play-to-earn gaming guild, don’t let FOMO lead you down the path of making a decision too quickly. New investors in crypto, for instance, have a tendency to jump on the bandwagon of whatever is trending, without doing their own research. Let’s not forget the number of disappointed DOGE holders who filled their pockets with the popular token prior to Elon Musk’s SNL appearance, anticipating a surge in price, only for Musk’s remarks to send the value of the cryptocurrency down rather than up.

Evidently, when investing time or money in anything, it’s better to weigh up your options beforehand.

So what exactly are YGG and UniX offering players, and how do they differ?

Scholarships & Revenue

As the price of the NFT pets known as Axies needed to play the game has significantly increased, a profit-sharing model known as scholarships are issued to bring willing new players on board without them having to pay large amounts. UniX and YGG sell or lease their Axies to these new players, known as scholars, providing them with recruitment, coaching and management, in exchange for a percentage of the revenue they earn in the game. Yield Guild Games currently splits the revenue of its scholars in the following breakdown – 70% to the scholar, 10% to YGG, and 20% to a Community Manager. UniX, on the other hand, takes 50% – but don’t let that fool you. Comparing 8,000 scholars from both guilds, 4,000 from YGG produced 580K revenue, whereas 4,000 UNIX scholars would make 1.44 million.

 

Community & Governance

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO) like UniX and YGG issue governance tokens in order to establish levels of voting power among holders. Holders of these tokens will determine how the platform develops. Therefore, community-conscious players may want to consider who exactly the individuals are that have the highest investment in the platform. Although Yield Guild Games ensure that each investor of their Seed and Series A rounds are carefully selected for their depth of understanding of the play-to-earn model’s potential, they are largely composed of venture capitalist firms. Also, in terms of community size, while YGG’s Discord is approaching 60,000, UniX recently surpassed 130K.

 

UniX’s Charity & Educational Programme

UniX’s Scholar and Education programme has currently onboarded 1,000 people, giving them access to some of the best teachers from their native country. These teachers don’t only work with UniX Scholars, but also with their 100,000+ community. This free education programme intends to identify and place talented individuals in jobs in blockchain and companies that UniX already has partnerships with. Regular creative and research competitions are run throughout the community in order to scout talent while rewarding members with tokens and points that will later equate to either a scholarship or employment. Furthermore, through the UniX Foundation Fund, access to the education programme will be available to everyone and not just scholarship holders.

As the originator of the concept of playing to earn in developing countries, Yield Guild Games is a tempting prospect for newcomers to the metaverse’s leisure economy. However, with UniX’s own native play-to-earn game, Unity, currently, in the works, it will be interesting to see how much more the NFT and the play-to-earn market will shift in their favour going forward. However, one thing we do know is that it is good to shop around.

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ADA, Alonzo, And 200 Smart Frozen Contracts

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Amongst the madness in broader crypto, along with Cardano’s substantial volatility, the Alonzo hard fork update for ADA has sought to provide a solution to maintaining its powerhouse status, and continue to dominate the year.

This solution, though, has some twists and turns that leave the bulls hopeful and patient.

ADA And The Push To The Top

Cardano has had an amazing run this year with the new wave of crypto bulls ready to see what ADA will become. Dubbed the “Ethereum killer,” Cardano and it’s founder Charles Hoskinson seem confident that his team will and project will dominate to become the top dog. With Hoskinson’s recent comments that the DeFi space in Cardano’s ecosystem is currently ‘up for grabs,’ smart contracts with Cardano  have finally arrived. He also noted that DeFi is now seeing a second wave, and the winners of this move will feature both interoperability and liquidity, as well as the ability to move multi-chain, all with an easily predictable cost.

“The way we constructed Cardano was for that second wave” – Charles Hoskinson

The  founder of Cardano  has been one of the main individuals in crypto to express the need for more regulation, governance and much more throughout crypto, and he also understands decentralization is a major necessity. These reasons play a part in why Hoskinson and his team worked on designing Cardano, allowing it to fit and work perfectly with the second wave of DeFi.  With the Alonzo hard fork successfully launching, it made a new wave and push for anyone to add smart contracts to the blockchain with ease. How will this impact ADA?

Related Reading | Cardano Trends Down As ADA Is In Deep Danger

 

 

ADA: Currently trading at about $2.213 after big jump to $3.00. Source: ADA-USD on TradingView.com

200 Smart Contracts We Will Have To Wait To See

ADA has about 2,300 smart contracts loaded up and ready to go, but within that gang of contracts more than 200 of those won’t see the light of day just yet, according to Cointelegraph. Cardano has some game-changing contracts that remain time locked and unavailable to the public, and many of these very notable projects are not yet ready for the world. However, changing landscapes could come in to play that will change that. One of frozen few is GREED, a rewards token that is redistributing ADA back to holders and providing a new way to distribute and stream both live and recorded music.

This list also includes SingularityNET and Cardax – two notable projects with a lot eyes waiting to see what’s next as time progress. As things unfold and more countries address much-needed regulations to crypto currency, all we can do is sit and see whats next for these projects as we wait to find out who will join the list or make a debut.

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COINDEKS.ORG – Staking Aggregator Is a New Step in the Development of Blockchain Technologies and the DeFi Sector

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COINDEKS.ORG - Staking Aggregator Is a New Step in the Development of Blockchain Technologies and the DeFi Sector

The crisis of 2020 led to the fact that many countries lowered the refinancing rate in order to provide their economies with cheaper loans.

The economy needs money, cheap and affordable loans. All this has led to the fact that even countries with negative refinancing rates have appeared.

Negative rates mean free loans. However, negative rates lead to the fact that depositors have to pay for making deposits in banks. This contributes to a huge outflow of deposits from banks.

But people need to invest money somewhere. During the crisis, the shares of many companies fell and investments in securities also carried increased risk.

Therefore, more and more people are paying attention to the DeFi sector and to the opportunities that decentralized finance offers to the world.

DeFi unites people from all over the world, makes financial services accessible to everyone. Until now, banking and financial services are not available to many people.

People in the poorest countries, as well as the least protected segments of the population, are particularly suffering. DeFi makes financial services accessible to everyone, and DeFi is also a great opportunity to make money on staking and various financial tools.

Different DeFi platforms offer various conditions for staking, that is, receiving passive income for blocking their assets in wallets. Coindeks knows about different conditions for staking on various platforms. Knowing this feature, Coindeks has created a new and unique product on the market.

Coindeks.org is a DeFi staking and mining aggregator.

The system automatically analyzes the DeFi staking conditions on the leading DEX, and adds user tokens to the most profitable and secure directions.

Thanks to Coindeks, any user, regardless of his place of residence, citizenship and social status, receives the highest profit in DeFi staking.

Now users do not need to monitor the profits paid by different DeFi platforms in order to choose the most favorable and suitable investment conditions for themselves. The Coindeks platform will find the most profitable pools for all investments of its clients.

The platform carefully checks what other DeFi projects offer, closely monitoring the state of the market in order to choose the most favorable conditions for everyone.

The DeFi sector is developing very quickly and it is very difficult to keep track of all the opportunities that the market offers. This requires a lot of experience and time.

Now there are a huge number of new DeFi projects and it is difficult to understand them even for professionals. For beginners, it is almost impossible to check the variety of opportunities that the market offers.

Coindeks gives access to all the features of DeFi to all users, both experienced investors and traders, and beginners.

You can find out about all the tools of Coindeks by visiting our website (www.coindeks.org) and carefully studying it. Do not miss your chance to make money on the fastest, most profitable, promising and actively developing DeFi market.

COINDEKS operates under the laws of the United Kingdom. You can check this on the official website https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/13526588

COINDEKS.ORG LTD does not charge any commissions from users, all services are free of charge. High passive earnings and zero commissions, we are the leaders in the market of the DEFI sector!

Learn more about our referral program here https://medium.com/@coindeksorg/coindeks-referral-and-bounty-programs-7fc0da74db65

Our team:

  • Co-founder Jeffrey D Abbott
  • Founder Edward Long
  • General Manager Margaret Straley
  • Blockchain Developer Sylvia Curry
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TA: Ethereum Tops Near Key Juncture, Why Bulls Could Struggle

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Ethereum failed to clear a major hurdle near $3,165 against the US Dollar. ETH price is declining and it remains at a risk of a move below $2,800.

  • Ethereum started an upside correction above $3,000, but it failed near $3,165.
  • The price is now trading below $3,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,030 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could extend decline if it breaks the $2,900 support zone in the near term.

Ethereum Price Is Trimming Gains

Ethereum started a fresh increase from the $2,740 low, similar to bitcoin. ETH broke the $2,950 and $3,000 resistance levels. It also cleared the $3,100 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

However, the bears protected a major refection zone near $3,165. A high was formed near $3,165 and the price started a fresh decline. Ether price declined below the $3,100 and $3,050 support levels. The price even traded below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,740 swing low to $3,165 high.

It is now trading below $3,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,030 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $3,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

The first major resistance is near the $3,030 level. A break above $3,000 and $3,030 could lead the price towards the main breakout zone at $3,165. A close above the $3,165 resistance could push the price further higher towards $3,320.

More Losses in ETH?

If ethereum fails to continue higher above the $3,000 and $3,030 resistance levels, it could extend its decline. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,920 level.

The next major support seems to be forming near the $2,900 level. It is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,740 swing low to $3,165 high. If ether fails to stay above $2,900, it could accelerate lower towards the $2,740 swing low.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is slowly losing pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $2,900

Major Resistance Level – $3,030

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TA: Bitcoin Stuck In Range, What Could Spark Key Reversal

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Bitcoin price failed to clear the $45,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is declining and it remains at a risk of more downsides below $42,000.

  • Bitcoin failed to continue higher above the $44,500 and $45,000 resistance levels.
  • The price is now trading below $43,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $43,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could continue to move down if it stays below the $43,000 pivot level.

Bitcoin Price Fails Again

Bitcoin price started a steady increase above the $43,000 resistance. BTC even climbed above the $44,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average, but it failed to extend gains.

There was no upside continuation above $44,500 and $45,000. As a result, the price started a downside correction below the $44,000 and $43,500 levels. The price declined below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $40,802 swing low to $44,327 high.

It is now trading below $43,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $43,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin price is now consolidating near the $42,200 level. The bulls are protecting the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $40,802 swing low to $44,327 high. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $42,800 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The first major resistance is near the $43,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A close above the $43,000 level could start a fresh increase. Having said that, a clear break above $45,000 is must to spark a key reversal in the near term.

More Downsides In BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $43,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $42,200 level.

The first major support is near the $42,000 zone. A close below the $42,000 support level might lead the price towards the $40,800 zone. Any more losses could increase selling pressure for a move below $40,000.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly gaining pace in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $42,200, followed by $42,000.

Major Resistance Levels – $42,800, $43,000 and $44,500.

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$2M+ In Bids Already Placed For The First Dolce & Gabbana NFT Collection

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The auction for the digital items of Dolce & Gabbana ’s Collezione Genesi ends tomorrow. From a total of nine pieces, five have a physical and a digital version, which reportedly are wearables that can be used in the metaverse. This is the first high-fashion meets NFTs moment, but it certainly won’t be the last. Besides the competitors that are surely going to pop out soon, Dolce & Gabbana themselves are planning a whole lot more in the space.

Related Reading | NFT Project To Donate 100% Of Income To Help Afghan Women Access Education

But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The official auction site describes the collection as:

“In a historic moment for the NFT ecosystem, Collezione Genesi is the first luxury NFT collection that involves both digital and physical works, truly bridging the physical and the metaphysical.”

The legendary fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana, is working alongside UNXD, who describe themselves as “a curated marketplace for the best of digital culture.” They inform us that “All pieces were personally designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana exclusively for UNXD.” Here’s a phenomenal video showing the nine available items, but, make sure to notice that since it was published the bids have doubled up. And the number will probably increase tomorrow.

Also, notice that the tweet comes from Polygon’s co-founder Mihailo Bjelic. The Dolce & Gabbana ’s NFTs live on the Polygon network.

MATIC price chart on Bittrex | Source: MATIC/USD on TradingView.com

Dolce & Gabbana Hits First And Hits Hard

Even to the casual observer, it’s obvious that Dolce & Gabbana ’s Collezione Genesi is a well-thought-out project. Their advisors knew what they were doing.  As we said, the NFTs come with a digital wearable piece. They also include a handmade sketch of the piece, and, more importantly access to a community.

As NewsBTC established when analyzing Gary Vee’s Christie’s auction, community and access might be as important as the art when it comes to NFTs. The Dolce & Gabbana team obviously understands that, so they’re offering two crucial items with their genesis collection. 1.- A 3-day pass to Dolce & Gabbana ‘s “Alta Moda couture,“ the brand’s own biggest event for next year. The pass includes access to all the shows and parties. Plus, a private atelier tour. 2.- Membership to the DGFamily NFT community.

For a better explanation of that last item, let’s quote UNXD:

“Dolce & Gabbana will next roll out the #DGFamily NFT community. 4 exclusive levels, including an ultra-exclusive gold level whose inaugural members will be the winners of this Genesis auction. A similar approach to digital + physical + experiential access.”

So, this auction is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles, so to speak. Dolce & Gabbana is all in on the NFT space.

High Fashion And NFTs Belong Together

When our sister site Bitcoinist announced Dolce & Gabbana ‘s NFT collection, they made a great point:

“What’s more, high fashion and acquiring expensive items is not about necessity. Rather, it caters to being part of the luxury culture and communicating status. In many ways, NFTs also fit this bill, in that, they too have become indicative of status.”

However, for the fusion to succeed, there needs to be a landmark case. A moment that makes everyone involved see the light. Is this Dolce & Gabbana collection it? Well, it mixes the crypto universe with the real world and it’s backed by a legendary brand, but, is that enough? 

According to UNXD, the collection took the creators “an insane 16,000 hours of collective time.” It consists of “9 one-of-a-kind pieces that will never be made again.” So, you know?, it’s rare. Also, “Many of the pieces used creation techniques that are only known by a handful of people alive today. This is museum-grade work.” To top it all off, they promise, “These pieces look and “feel” real and will change how people think of digital assets.” 

Related Reading | How Polygon Will Seek To Strengthen DeFi With $2 Million Bug Bounty

That sounds incredible, but, it also opens a question. In what metaverse will they be wearable, exactly? Which one of your digital avatars will you be able to crown with “The Impossible Tiara” or “The Doge Crown”?

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Refinable Lists on AscendEX

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Refinable Lists on AscendEX

AscendEX, a global digital asset trading platform, is thrilled to announce the listing of the Refinable token (FINE) under the pair USDT/FINE on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. UTC.

Refinable is an interactive, multi-chain capable NFT marketplace with a one-stop solution to create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs for brands and creators. Refinable is the first NFT marketplace built on the Binance Smart Chain enabling users and established brands to interact with each other by leveraging NFTs.

Beyond standard marketplace features, Refinable’s strategy is quite different from other NFT marketplaces. They are actively talking to non-crypto companies to develop unique NFT engagements. Its community’s strength will differentiate the NFT marketplace on Refinable, and they believe the most engaged, long-lasting communities are those of existing and beloved brands. Refinable believes in the idea that each brand would bring with it a whole community of users. The main goal and long-term value proposition for Refinable is to onboard brands and their dedicated communities.

As gas prices continue to rise on the Ethereum chain, it is becoming prohibitively expensive for creators and traders alike. These high costs stymy artists’ creativity and willingness to engage with the technology. Beyond the general inaccessibility, brands also lack an easy onramp to work with NFTs. 

Refinable is building on BSC to solve these issues, providing users and brands with cheaper and more efficient scalability options. Additionally, BSC offers smart contracts that Refinable will leverage for engagements between its users and brand partners. Building on BSC represents an untapped opportunity to drive customer engagement and reach new demographics. Overall, the decision to run Refinable on BSC creates an accessible environment for brands and users to start engaging with NFTs and like-minded communities.

FINE is the platform’s native token. Token holders can access membership tiers with more platform benefits such as discounted service fees. Users can spend FINE tokens to access certain platform features without membership requirements, such as priority listing. Furthermore, token holders can obtain governance privileges to suggest proposals and even moderate content on the platform.

AscendEX’s listing of the FINE token highlights its commitment to supporting the growth of the NFT ecosystem. FINE joins a long list of high-quality NFT based projects listed on AscendEX. You can find a list of NFT related listings HERE.

About AscendEX 

AscendEX is a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite including spot, margin, and futures trading, wallet services, and staking support for over 150 blockchain projects such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple. Launched in 2018, AscendEX services over 1 million retail and institutional clients globally with a highly liquid trading platform and secure custody solutions. AscendEX has emerged as a leading platform by ROI on its “initial exchange offerings” by supporting some of the industry’s most innovative projects from the DeFi ecosystem such as Thorchain, xDai Stake, and Serum. AscendEX users receive exclusive access to token airdrops and the ability to purchase tokens at the earliest possible stage. To learn more about how AscendEX is leveraging best practices from both Wall Street and the cryptocurrency ecosystem to bring the best altcoins to its users, please visit www.AscendEX.com.

For more information and updates, please visit:

Website: https://ascendex.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AscendEX_Global

Telegram: https://t.me/AscendEXEnglish

Medium: https://medium.com/ascendex

About Refinable

Refinable is an interactive, multi-chain capable NFT marketplace that provides a one-stop solution to create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs for brands and creators. Refinable is the first NFT marketplace built on Binance Smart Chain that enables individual users and established brands to interact by leveraging NFTs.

For more information and updates, please visit:

Website: www.refinable.com  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/refinableapp 

Telegram: https://t.me/refinablenft 

Medium: https://refinable.medium.com/

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