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Launch of Waves School, the world’s first free cryptocurrency training school

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Waves, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency companies, has launched Waves School, a school providing free training in crypto and blockchain. The school, which will deliver its training materials in over twenty languages, was created with the mission to train anyone regardless of background or previous knowledge in investment, making understanding of cryptocurrencies more widespread and accessible. Waves aspires to become ‘the blockchain of the people’.

Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, or NFTs are some of the terms that have become quite popular in recent times. However, few really understand them. Only 2% of people with access to the Internet worldwide (about 4.6 billion people) own crypto assets and only 1% consider themselves experts on the subject. Most cryptocurrency investors have a low understanding of finance and technology.

Waves School aims to bring blockchain technology to anyone with an Internet connection. Its first course breaks down the barriers of crypto knowledge and is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, Ukrainian, Hindi, among others.

Users will need to register through the Waves School website. The content has been developed and reviewed by experts in the field. The materials range from history of money, world economy to more specific concepts like lending, borrowing, NFTs and digital assets. Throughout the course, users will be able to take tests, gain rewards for completing modules, accessing a Discord channel, where doubts questions are answered and where users will have the chance to communicate with each other.

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Waves School was created by Waves, a company founded by Ukrainian entrepreneur Sasha Ivanov, one of the top leaders in the blockchain sector. Waves a secure, accessible, and transparent blockchain platform, aims to democratise this technology and promote decentralised finance. With its simple interface, Waves defines itself as ‘the people’s blockchain’, where communities play a central role in the crypto ecosystem. The Waves community features DAOs, next-generation DeFi protocols, launchpads and flagship NFT markets. With a market cap of $2 billion, Waves is in the global top 50 cryptocurrencies.

“At Waves we teach from scratch as we know that blockchain technology is accessible to everyone and, with that certainty, we have created free courses to break down the barriers to crypto knowledge. Our motto is ‘learn to earn,’ says Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves. “Education is crucial to understanding the web 3.0 revolution and what it will entail. With solid and good understanding, people are freer to make decisions responsibly,” he argues.

This is one of the first school to offer free online crypto training. The decision reflects well on the company’s values to put communities first.

The school also allows users to access Waves blockchain, open a Wallet, make their first cryptocurrency investments, and learn good and responsible investment strategies.

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XBO.com covers the bases FTX didn’t, all assets held 1:1 and always accessible to users

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XBO.com, the cryptocurrency exchange making the benefits of crypto more accessible to everyone, reassures its users their funds are safe with the exchange, promising no mishandling of funds is possible. XBO.com is working on a proof-of-reserves protocol and is holding all assets of their users 1:1 in segregated accounts through its collaboration with Fireblocks, on its recently launched platform, which merges gaming-inspired UI and top security solutions to offer traders a user-friendly and reliable alternative to existing exchange platforms.

With Bitcoin and Ethereum reaching new lows that were not seen since 2020, the crypto world is licking its wounds from the FTX crash. When Binance backed out of its rescue deal for FTX over reports of mishandling of customer funds, investors’ trust in centralized crypto exchanges dropped drastically. As many have noted, however, it was poor management that led to FTX’s downfall, not a failure of the centralized-exchange business model or underlying technology. Sam Bankman-Fried’s trading firm Alameda Research heavily invested in the FTX exchange’s FTT token, essentially inflating the token’s price using investors’ money to back it up.

Today, XBO.com reassures users that such a prospect isn’t even possible on its platform. XBO.com doesn’t have a native token. XBO.com meets the need for a user-friendly and accessible crypto trading platform. Leveraging an intimate familiarity of crypto users’ pain points and a deep understanding of social gaming UX, XBO.com makes buying and selling digital assets simple and enjoyable for both amateur and experienced crypto users who find traditional crypto trading platforms intimidating.

“The FTX crash is unfortunate first and foremost to investors on the exchange, but the mistrust users have for centralized exchanges now is harming the whole crypto industry,” says CFO of XBO.com, Dor Maman. “We want to ensure users who invest through XBO that their assets are safe and held 1:1 with zero exposure to currency rate fluctuations. We comply with the highest industry standards in terms of safety and security, and always believe our users come first.”

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Tomi’s DAO-governed ‘free web’ offers dark-web anonymity while prohibiting violence

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Tomi, an anonymous project led by eight big names in crypto, unveils TomiNet, a secure and encrypted protocol empowering journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens to surf the web free of government and corporate surveillance. The network leverages DAO governance to foster community-driven censorship of the more illicit activities that run rampant on the most prominent alternative internet networks today.

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If Satoshi Nakamoto’s real name were known, would Bitcoin’s creator be banished to the fringes along with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Alexey Pertsev? Or would he be right up there with Elon Musk and Balaji Srinivasan as one of the best known entrepreneurs of our time? We’ll never know, because Satoshi wanted the world to judge the creation, rather than the creator. Tomi’s founders agree with that approach.

TomiNet kicks off a clean slate for the Internet, one where Google and Facebook don’t have power over people’s identities, Amazon doesn’t crush small businesses and host more than a third of the world’s data, and government and corporate surveillance is impossible. TomiNet threatens businesses, fiat currency systems, and power and data brokers around the world. As such, there are many reasons for which the 80+ Tomi team members feel their safety may be at stake and choose to follow Satoshi’s footsteps in remaining anonymous.

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TomiNet is almost fully built and synchronized with its alternative blockchain DNS service (tDNS). Users will be able to download the TomiNet browser or create a browser that points to tDNS, buy .tomi domain names, and vote on the DAO that governs the network. Through TomiNet’s browser, users surf the network with a built-in VPN that allows them to access uncensored information in countries that censor and hide IP addresses.

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The network is governed by a community-led DAO, which votes on decisions via “Pioneer” NFTs and Tomi tokens about running TomiNet and censoring content that doesn’t meet the network’s “blacklist” community guidelines. Terror, child porn, and other forms of violence are among the categories on the blacklist to be voted down by the DAO.

The Tomi team holds weight equal to average users in voting about the community guidelines and censorship, though it will hold enough tokens to have stronger influence over the technological direction of the project in the initial stages. TomiNet is structured in a way that creates a path for the citizens of the new web to out-vote the core developers and technological leadership within three years. That’s intentional on the part of Tomi, which doesn’t seek the kind of power held by the leaders of projects such as Ethereum or Cosmos.

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REVEALED: Searches for ‘Ronaldo NFT’ skyrocket 206% after Cristiano Ronaldo launches first-ever NFT collection on Binance Marketplace

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Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for ‘Ronaldo NFT’ exploded 206% worldwide on 15th November, as news broke that Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his first NFT collection, which was unveiled on Friday 18th November in collaboration with Binance Marketplace.

New insights by CoinGecko reveal that as soon as the launch was announced via Twitter by Ronaldo, fans of the legendary football player caused an explosion of searches on the web to find out more about his new partnership with Binance.

The arrival of the partnership has been available to consumers since Friday 18th November. It will be the start of the multiyear collaboration with one of the largest crypto exchange platforms and one of the most iconic professional athletes on the planet.

Over the past day, searches for ‘Ronaldo’ have also increased by 191% in the UK and 47% worldwide.

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Searches for ‘Binance’ in the UK saw an explosion of 499% due to fans’ curiosity to know more about the cryptocurrency marketplace.

It is not unusual for celebrities to dabble in the NFT world of cryptocurrency, and the surge in searches for ‘celebrity NFTs’ over the past week has seen an increasingly large amount of interest worldwide. Over the past seven days, Google searches for ‘celebrity NFTs’ increased by 1,251% worldwide.

“Given the level of influence and popularity of celebrities, they have become integral to the success of NFT projects,” Bobby Ong, COO and co-founder of CoinGecko, said. “Fans and followers want to spend on collectibles and experiences created by their favourite stars, and this includes digital collectibles, like NFTs.”

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