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Critical Blood Shortage Alert Issued in San Francisco

Beginning today, World Blood Donor Day, first-time donors can get a preview of their blood type when they give with Vitalant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (June 14, 2021) — On this World Blood Donor Day, Vitalant—which supplies donated blood to more than 900 hospitals across the U.S, including over 45 in the San Francisco Bay Area — announced that it has a critical blood shortage. The nonprofit organization is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment now to give at any of its nearly 120 donation centers or a community drive to replenish the blood supply in the coming days and weeks. 

Blood donations are down while the need has rebounded 

With communities re-opening from the pandemic, travel resuming and patients seeking previously postponed medical care, Vitalant has less than a needed four-day supply of most blood types to meet patient needs at a moment’s notice. Type O blood is below a two-day supply. Type O is what’s often used in trauma situations, especially type O negative, because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type in an emergency room setting. 

Blood donations fell more than 4,000 short of the need in May, while the need for blood has increased. Blood drive cancellations forced by COVID-19 challenges continue to affect donation rates. In fact, anticipated uncollected donations from business-hosted blood drive cancellations reached a four-month high of more than 6,200 blood donations in June. 

“That’s why it’s so important to patient care for generous donors to make an appointment now to give in the coming days or weeks at a donation center or another community blood drive,” said Fred McFadden, San Francisco Bay Area Regional Director for Vitalant. 

“A drop in donations over any period of time is concerning, but especially right now when the supply is already low,” said Ralph Vassallo, MD, Vitalant’s chief medical and scientific officer.

“Blood and platelet donations are needed now and throughout the summer to prevent delays in lifesaving patient care.” 

First-time donors can get sneak peek of their blood type

New donors play a critical role in supporting the blood supply. Beginning today, World Blood Donor Day, first-time donors can get a glimpse at their blood type immediately when they come to donate with Vitalant. Lab confirmation of blood type results and other useful health information is available about a week after donation in the donor’s online account.

How to Give

To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate, please visit or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Those who received a Food and Drug Administration authorized COVID-19 vaccine can give blood immediately if other eligibility requirements are met.

About World Blood Donor Day

The World Health Organization established World Blood Donor Day in 2005 to raise global awareness about the need to maintain a safe and ready blood supply and the vital role volunteer donors play.

About Vitalant

Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Storytelling and the Power it Brings to the World

There is a secret power in telling your story. Globally, there are approximately 152 million books in circulation, and 2.2 million more books are published each year. Even with the large number of stories in circulation, more have yet to be written. Millions of stories are shared every day on social media platforms and online. 7.5 million blog posts are written daily, and upwards of 400 million posts are shared on Facebook and Twitter.

There are many psychological benefits associated with storytelling. Writing about important personal experiences for as little as 15 minutes over three days may benefit your mental and physical health. Psychological benefits include healing, communication, concentration, self-reflection, reasoning, success, and creating your legacy. Writers process emotions quicker than non-writers, and writing about your experiences can help provide clarity. Storytelling also helps you focus on a single idea, organize complex ideas and feelings, and effectively communicate difficult concepts.

The first step to writing mindfully is getting started. Using a writing prompt may help you decide what you want to write about. It may be a reflection of a challenging experience or a story of an adventure you had as a child. Writing should feel like a reward, not a punishment. In order to enjoy your writing journey, it’s essential to focus on the process rather than just the end result. Additionally, it’s important to save everything because you never know what you’ll want to come back to.

The benefits of writing take time, so building a habit is imperative. Start small, and commit to writing every day or several times a week. In the morning, write down a goal you want to accomplish, and during the evenings, write about something you’re grateful for. During the day, writing about your feelings can help reduce stress and get you into the habit of writing.

Anyone can become a published author with the right tools. You can then tap into your writing potential and change your life. New tools allow you to democratize and socialize writing, allowing you to grow, collaborate, and create. There are private communities of writers, guides, and service providers that deliver rich information. Lastly there are writing tools to create, protect, and sell your content. It’s time to unlock your story – you just might change the world.

The Secret Power of Telling Your Story

Nugenesis Proposes a Carbon Offset Solution, Through Multi Treasury Bitcoin Systems

How much energy does an industry deserve to consume? Right now, organizations around the world are facing pressure to limit the consumption of non-renewable energy sources and the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. But figuring out how much consumption is too much is a complex question that’s intertwined with debates around our priorities as a society. The calculation of which goods and services are “worth” spending these resources on, after all, is really a question of values. As cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular, have grown in prominence, energy use has become the latest flashpoint in the larger conversation about what, and who digital currencies are really good for.

First, there’s an important distinction between how much energy a system consumes and how much carbon it emits. While determining energy consumption is relatively straightforward, you cannot extrapolate the associated carbon emissions without knowing the precise energy mix — that is, the makeup of different energy sources used by the computers mining Bitcoin. For example, one unit of hydro energy will have much less environmental impact than the same unit of coal-powered energy.

Bitcoin’s energy consumption is relatively easy to estimate: You can just look at its hashrate (i.e., the total combined computational power used to mine Bitcoin and process transactions), and then make some educated guesses as to the energy requirements of the hardware that miners are using. But its carbon emissions are much harder to ascertain. Mining is an intensely competitive business, and miners tend not to be particularly forthcoming around the details of their operations. The best estimates of energy production geolocation (from which an energy mix can be inferred) come from the CCAF, which has worked with major mining pools to put together an anonymized dataset of miner locations.

As a result, estimates for what percentage of Bitcoin mining uses renewable energy vary widely. In December 2019, one report suggested that 73% of Bitcoin’s energy consumption was carbon neutral, largely due to the abundance of hydro power in major mining hubs such as Southwest China and Scandinavia. On the other hand, the CCAF estimated in September 2020 that the figure is closer to 39%. But even if the lower number is correct, that’s still almost twice as much as the U.S. grid, suggesting that looking at energy consumption alone is hardly a reliable method for determining Bitcoin’s carbon emissions.

It is estimated that bitcoin generates between 22 and 22.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or between the levels produced by Jordan and Sri Lanka, a 2019 study in scientific journal Joule found.

There are growing attempts in the cryptocurrency industry to mitigate the environmental harm of mining and the entrance of big corporations into the crypto market could boost incentives to produce “green bitcoin” using renewable energy.

Some sustainability experts say that companies could buy carbon credits to compensate for the impact. While the lead development team at NuGenesis believe rather than buying credit offsets, the crypto space should lead in self sustenance through innovation.  

CEO Hussein Faraj  “The crypto space, is a space of innovation, Why pay for someone’s carbon offset and gain credit, when, we can work on major solutions, including soil rejuvenation, soil micro biology and Carbon extraction. Our team has been working with Healthy Soil Australia and Regenerate Earth since as early as 2018, on solving major deficits for various countries, including prime reforestation projects and soil management. As well as remote monitoring and measuring the results through technology available to our strategic partners through Piesat “

The team of NuGenesis proposes the launch, of an Offset Carbon credit Bitcoin System, which they have developed working with Bitcoin Dev Teams.  NuGenesis Will launch the platform within 4 -8 weeks designed to be a greener bitcoin fork with the purpose of resolving the proposed issues of carbon offsets. Delivering two stages of the solution.  

  • though BitCoin NU , NuGensis has been proven that with code change alone unnecessary complexity can be removed and the consequent computational power expended.  Most of the environmental problems can be minimized.  

Mining can be achieved by ordinary users on their laptops as intended by Satoshi.  They prevent the ASIC mining that uses the unnecessary resources.  

Simultaneously, they can achieve scalability and efficient transaction speed: that is to 1 minute block finalisation, increasing the transaction speed from 45 T/per second as compared to the current 7 T/per second.  

The ‘Treasury’ Offset anti-carbon system: to offset the carbon footprint of BTC mined, NuGenesis have added an offset treasury wallet to collect a portion of mined coins to fund ‘carbon offset’ programs such as reforestation projects.  


  • through BitCoin Green, NuGenesis is currently designing 2nd phase in making Bitcoin tech completely green. This blockchain uses proof of useful work AI as a consensus mechanism.  They incorporate NAVIS (NuGenesis Artificial Validation Intelligence System) to ensure system security and integrity.  Dedicated sub-treasuries are available for specific ‘carbon offset’ projects in reforestation and soil rejuvenation.  Minting mechanisms and staking protocols replace the current halving algaorithims and complexity rates.  The speeds here are testing at 1,500-100,00 T/per second.

Carbon offests, in both chains are written into the code.  The treasuries ensure on-going funding of reforestation and soil rejuvination automatically. 

The NuGensis flagship: NU Coin

NuGenesis’ flagship blockchain, NU Coin, is a fully operational blockchain network system which is already at zero-carbon emission.  It is way past the POW vs POS debate!  

With Proof of Authority with useful work AI (Artificial Intelligence) as one of several consensus mechanisms, NuGenesis’ NuCoin uses system validator nodes running on the randomness of a round robin protocol and monitored by AI to avoid corruption.  

The streamlined validation process, through the super nodes with byzantine fault tolerance and randomness, reduces unnecessarily superfluous broadcasting through validation networks.  Being gas less, there are no requests from 1000’s of validators and fee actions.  

NuCoin integrates blockchain load balancers and system validators to efficiently flow data into infinite parallel processing blockchains. It achieves unlimited scalability and transaction speeds.  The more users, the faster the transaction speed!  

When are these projects listed? 

NuGenesis has its own European Licenced decentralised, fiat/crypto/crypto/fiat exchange called LedgerX.exchnage, which are all launching together.  

However, as a twist, as all coins use a minting system, the treasuries collecting the miner’s coins allow coins to be purchased from the system directly from the website also. 




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Home Title Fraud: How it Happens

Smartphones, smart homes, smart life: our society is getting increasingly smarter. We do this through a combination of technology and data. Data has given us many positive things and has completely changed our lives forever, however there is a big negative – home title fraud.

Thanks to the influx of information that is publicly accessible, many identity thieves have used data as a way to ruin and take over innocent lives. Luckily for us we have managed to figure out how they achieve this and how to prevent it.

How does it work? The first step in committing home title fraud is to create a forged deed. Identity thieves do this by accessing public data records such as a person’s primary address or contact information. They then surf the internet for signature examples or other information so that they can develop the perfect persona of the victim. Once this is completed they begin the next step: legal.

Now that the scammer has enough information to convince the county that they not only have your signature but your consent they file paperwork that allows them to claim ownership of the victim’s house. With the hard part over, they can now take out loans against the property, sell it without the rightful owner’s knowledge and even inherit the home if the current owner should die.

The most devastating part of this is that it is all done without the rightful owner’s knowledge. The scammer can continue to do this for years and the victim is none the wiser. They usually only find out one of three ways. First, they are sent a letter of foreclosure by their lender. Second, they go to sell, refinance, or transfer ownership to find that they are no longer the legal owner. Third, they physically find someone living in their property that they had no knowledge of.

If this wasn’t bad enough it is typically impossible to do anything once the scam is discovered. Providing home title fraud is almost out of the question because oftentimes it just winds up in the victim being proved negligent. Law enforcements typically cannot intervene because the crime was committed beyond the statute of limitations. Home title fraud battles are often lengthy and expensive and victims do not have the finances for it.

There are systems in place to prevent these scammers and internet attackers that target home titles. One of the most well known of these services, Home Title Lock, offers around the clock service to help homeowners in the fight against title fraud.

They provide a virtual perimeter that surrounds not only the home’s online title but its mortgage as well. When there is evidence of tampering with a title or a mortgage Home Title Lock alerts the homeowners immediately so that they can create a prevention plan. They have mobile resources that aid in the effort to stop illegal online activity in the home title realm. Finally, they offer financial assistance and support for homeowners battling with home title fraud.

You don’t have to fight online scammers alone. In fact, it is safer for you to partner with services that are specifically designed to protect you from home title fraud. Attempting to do this all by yourself could result in leaving you vulnerable or a target for online scammers.

You shouldn’t ever have to worry about becoming a victim of home title fraud. Informing yourself on the necessary steps you can take to increase your digital protection not only makes you a stronger individual, but it gives you the power to be a stronger household in the online world.

Latest cyberthreat is stealing your home equity

The Next-Gen Crypto Evolution Has Already Solved ESG Issues Without Compromising Freedom to Innovate!

We’ve already solved it!   We don’t need central authority coercision or elite banks protecting their privilege to solve environmental, social or governance (ESG) issues. 

The new generation of crypto technology has already solved the problems being raised in the G7 + Countries, particularly with regard to the ESG standard promoted through the World Bank. 

NuGenesis has zero-emission blockchains, including Bitcoin Green.  It has been working with Governments seeking to use blockchain technology perfect government administration and have access to international capital.  These Governments have expected zero-carbon emission, AI-based KYC/AML to ensure legitimate commerce and a blockchain Code providing legal recognition to crypto asset instruments and standards for blockchain projects.  

NuGenesis is successfully testing its newest Bitcoin-security based Blockchain releases to prove that:

  1. though BitCoin NU ,  (Completed) working with ex-Bitcoin devs, we have proven that with code change alone to remove unnecessary complexity and consequent computational power, most of the environmental problems can be minimised.  Simultaneously, we can achieve scalability and efficient transaction speed: that is to 1 minute block finalisation, increasing the transaction speed from 45 T/per second as compared to the current 7 T/per second. By reducing the unnecessary complexity, mining can be achieved by ordinary users on their laptops as intended by Satoshi.  We prevent the ASIC mining that uses the unnecessary resources.  The ‘Treasury’ Offset anti-carbon system: to offset the carbon footprint of the BTCNU mined, we have added an offset treasury wallet to collect a portion of mined coins to fund ‘carbon offset’ programs such as deforestation projects.  
  2. through BitCoin Green, we achieve the 2nd phase in making Bitcoin tech completely green. This blockchain uses proof of useful work AI as at consensus mechanism.  We incorporate NAVIS (NuGenesis Artifical Validation Intellegence System) to ensure system security and integrity.  Dedicated sub-treasuries are available for specific ‘carbon offset’ projects reforestation and soil rejuvination.  Minting mechansims and staking protocols replace the current halving algaorithims and complexity rates.  The speeds here are testing at 1,500-100,00 T/per second

Both chains will be added to the Nugenesis Ecosystem. Both will be used to offset carbon footprints and be specifically directed by the code to fund the reforestation and soil rejuvination. 

The NuGensis flagship

NuGenesis’ flagship blockchain is a fully operational blockchain network system which is already at zero-carbon emission.  It is way past the POW vs POS debate!  

NuGenesis uses Proof of Authority with useful work AI (Artificial Intelligence) as one of several consensus mechanisms to reduce unnecessary computational energy expenditure.  

NuGen uses system validator nodes run on the randomness of the round robin protocol and monitored by AI to avoid corruption.  Being gas-less, there are no requests from 1000’s of validators and fee actions.  The streamlined validation process, through the super nodes with byzantine fault tolerance and randomness, reduces unnecessarily superfluous broadcasting through validation networks.  

It integrates blockchain load balancers and system validators to efficiently flow data into infinite parallel processing blockchains. It achieves unlimited scalability and transaction speeds.  The more users, the faster the transaction speed!  

Who is NuGenesis?

NuGenesis has been working with Governments seeking to use blockchain technology to liberate its people thorugh technical innovation, collobration and access to global markets.  2/3rd of Governments are not part of the Bank of International Settlements!  They suffer the same asymmetry from elite banking hedgemony that has propelled the Crypto market revolution.   With an integrated Cryto code they seek to attract investment and expertise that mass adoption offers: legal recognition for digital (non-human) estates and wills; DAOs; crypto payment instruments and arbitration of disputes.  Digital Passports, KYC/AMC verified by AI, will enable users to transact in recognition that they have identity integrity and even on a zero-knowledge proof basis thereafter for privacy.

The time for the Crypto industry to unite against the threat!

We have proven that with freedom to innovate, technology can solve the purported problems.  This freedom is under threat.   We have proven that standards can be achieved without coercion or compulsion from central authorities.  

There is no room for the Crypto industry ‘wars’ between competing platforms: NuGenesis has shown that they can be completely interoperable.  

NuGenesis parallel processing blockchains are multilingual cross chains allowing dApps built on Eth, Substrate, Bitcoin and other language systems to be seamlessly interoperable.

NuGenesis calls for unity – check out our explorers!  Put the blockchains to the test!   

We ask project bridge and parallel process their sovereign ecosystems.  We can collaborate, share innovations, build on successful iterations, without compromising independence.  

See:  Nugenesis Network – Build Crypto Dapps Seamlessly in More Than 29 Language Systems


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Mastering the Modern Energy Market

Fossil fuels can’t rule the day forever. As our Earth continues to get warmer and climate change is of central importance to many, we need to continued to look for better and better ways to manage our energy needs. By the year 2025, the global renewable energy market is expected to reach $1.5 trillion. The modern energy market is fairly complex, as it offers seemingly a larger amount of choices, however all of these choices aren’t sustainable.

One of the first stops your mind takes you in the renewable modern energy space is solar – however, this might not be all that it is cracked up to be. Batteries are promising, but again, they are not created equal. Many are in the lithium ion space – they are not efficient, and can be unsafe in their production / water supply. It’s time to explore the world of the vanadium redox flow battery. Some of the advantages include not degrading and that they are sustainable.

Learn more about the modern energy market in the visual deep dive below:

The Modern Energy Market

Eminent Domain: Know Your Rights

Eminent domain is synonymous with emotions. When you are told that you have to give up your home without your consent it can be very troubling for many people. Your home is where you have built your life, made your memories, and lived your dream. With this much at stake, the legal process surrounding eminent domain can be fought for a very long time.

Like many legal proceedings, eminent domain is all about negotiation. This is different however, because the parties involved are typically the government and a citizen, not the usual two citizens in a normal court case. As such, because of the emotions and circumstances involved the home owner typically is in the better position for negotiation.

The first step in negotiation is to review the appraisal. Both parties ask questions about the accuracy of the appraise and whether it reflects the highest value the owner could get for the property. This step is crucial for the owner because it is here that they can ask for a higher price if they feel they are being undervalued.

Another question asked during this time is whether or not neighboring houses are going to be needed for the public use project. If this is the case the government typically would do a group settlement instead of allocating a value for each individual house. This is a highly controversial negotiation because it could mean that an individual might get a lower or higher settlement for their property instead of reflecting the actual amount. In this case the negotiation is more likely to fail. If this happens there are four main events that will occur.

First, a condemnation lawsuit will be filed. This means that you have now lost any ability to negotiate and will have to agree on whatever price the legal proceedings might agree on. Not many owners will choose to go past negotiations because they lose their upper hand.

Second, after presenting each side of the case a jury comes together to negotiate and agree on a settlement price. When this happens both the owner and the government have no control over what amount will need to be paid or what amount they will receive.

Typically, you would then receive your offer and would also receive the payout. However, if you still feel like the amount is unfair you can continue the legal proceedings with the third step in this process: Expert testimony.

Expert testimony will allow you opportunities to contest the sale and potentially receive the amount you went to court for. The expert can range from appraisers, to psychologists, to contractors as long as they can be stipulated as an expert in their field and provided logical evidence to the trial.

If this fails, you have one last ditch effort: step four. Step four involves proving that the public use project in question overestimated the amount of land or capital it would need to achieve its purpose.

This is one of the strongest cases you can make in a trial. Since eminent domain is a very controversial issue, many “public use” cases are very broad and not specific. Also, many times when the government enacts eminent domain they sell the property to private developers instead of committing to direct public use projects.

If you can prove that they have no clear ambition to utilize your land in an effective way then you have made the case that you should be able to keep your land. Many times, you are the homeowner and will have the support of the jury because of the emotions and memories tied to our American ideal.

Eminent domain cases can be exhausting and complicated with the bureaucratic red tape that surrounds government trials. This is why it is necessary for you to hire legal counsel when taking on an eminent domain case. Many times your first assessment is free and lawyers are more than willing to help you and your case 24/7 through the time you spend with them.

If you feel like you have a significant case during your eminent domain proceedings, reach out and fight it. You are the only one who knows how much your home and memories can mean to you.

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The 1inch Limit Order Protocol Is Released

The innovative protocol will replace a legacy solution from 0x in the 1inch dApp, offering users much more efficient and flexible limit order swap opportunities.

The 1inch Network is thrilled to release a unique, innovative solution – the 1inch Limit Order Protocol. The limit order feature enables users to buy or sell crypto assets at a specific price. A limit order option has been available in the 1inch dApp for a while, but, until recently, it was based on the 0x protocol.

Now, it has been replaced with the much more efficient 1inch Limit Order Protocol.

The 1inch Limit Order Protocol will be available on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon, as well as on all other chains that will be subsequently connected to the 1inch Network. The currently supported token standards are:

  • ERC20/BEP20;
  • ERC721;
  • ERC1155;
  • Other token standards could be supported via external extension.

The new protocol stands out among competitors by offering users a superior level of efficiency and flexibility. In addition, unlike legacy protocols, including 0x, the 1inch Limit Order Protocol charges no protocol fee. On top of that, the 1inch Limit Order Protocol is much more gas efficient. For instance, the filling of a simple order will cost 90k of gas and an RFQ order will cost 70k of gas.

The launch of the new protocol will directly benefit users. Chances of seeing their orders executed have substantially increased, while the execution time has been reduced. The absence of fees will be especially noticeable for small limit orders. Previously, a user who has placed a relatively small order would have to wait for quite a while until the price changes. Now, this will take much less time.

The protocol offers an unmatched level of flexibility, which shows in two major features – dynamic prices and conditional execution.

The dynamic price feature allows for a custom price function on separate smart contracts, based on whatever properties users will find relevant, like demand and supply, oracles or anything else.

Conditional execution enables users to specify arbitrary conditions for execution of their orders to maximize earning on trading operations.

In addition, the 1inch Limit Order Protocol enables the fulfillment of requests for quotations (RFQs) – orders for a specific amount of cryptocurrency to buy or sell that are optimized for market makers.

Thanks to the 1inch Limit Order Protocol’s extreme flexibility, its features translate into many specific use cases that could be easily implemented, including stop-loss and trailing stop orders.

Moreover, the 1inch Limit Order Protocol can also support much broader functionalities.

Due to the dynamic pricing feature, the protocol can be used to power auctions. For instance, Maker DAO’s Liquidation 2.0 Module is based on the auction model, and users could take part in Maker DAO auctions, using the 1inch Limit Order Protocol.

Similarly, on top of the protocol, complex, customized market making tools could be built. For example, a tool of that kind would facilitate earning on a pair of assets pegged to the same currency, like USDC and DAI, which are both pegged to the US dollar.

As you can see, there are plentiful opportunities for implementing use cases on the 1inch Limit Order Protocol. If you are a developer interested in building a specific solution on the protocol, you can apply for a grant from the 1inch Foundation, using this form.

Meanwhile, security is one of the most important concerns, and the 1inch Limit Order Protocol has been thoroughly audited. All audit reports can be viewed here. Also, you can visit the 1inch Help Center for more information about the 1inch Limit Order Protocol.

Enjoy the brand new 1inch Limit Order Protocol!

About 1inch Network

The 1inch Network ( unites decentralized protocols whose synergy enables the most lucrative, fastest and protected operations in the DeFi space.

The initial protocol of the 1inch Network is a DEX aggregator solution that searches deals across multiple liquidity sources, offering users better rates than any individual exchange. This protocol incorporates the Pathfinder algorithm which finds the best paths among different markets over 50+ liquidity sources on Ethereum, 20+ liquidity sources on Binance Smart Chain and 10+ liquidity sources on Polygon. In just two years the 1inch DEX aggregator surpassed $50B in overall volume on the Ethereum network alone.

The 1inch Aggregation Protocol facilitates cost-efficient and secure swap transactions across multiple liquidity sources.

The 1inch Liquidity Protocol is a next-generation automated market maker that protects users from front-running attacks and offers attractive opportunities to liquidity providers.

The 1inch Limit Order Protocol facilitates the most innovative and flexible limit order swap opportunities in the DeFi space. The protocol’s features, such as dynamic pricing, conditional orders and extra RFQ support, power various implementations, including stop-loss and trailing stop orders, as well as auctions.

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The Business of Women’s Sports

In 2020, the National Women’s Soccer League broke viewership records by nearly 300%, drawing audiences on par with an MLB game airing at the same time. Increased interest in the women’s cup was spurred by the US’s 2019 World Cup win. Additionally, CBS aired the first and last games on regular TV rather than their subscription service. When women’s sports is given premium broadcasting, it delivers on drawing crowds. The business of women’s sports is booming.

This proves that viewers want women’s sports. 66% of people are interested in at least one women’s sport, as are 84% of sports fans. Despite stereotypes, sports fans are almost evenly divided between men and women. Despite the interest, only half of the sports governing bodies have a boardroom with even 25% women. On average, female athletes are earning 63% of their male counterparts. In 2020, Forbes’ 50 highest paid athletes included a single woman: Naomi Osaka in spot #29.

When it comes to ending the inequality, media coverage of female sports and female athletes is key. In 2020, women made up 40% of sports people, but they received only 4% of the sports media coverage. In both print and broadcasting, women’s sports receive less coverage despite both their actual and potential for giant fanbases. This factors into earnings because lack of media coverage impacts sponsorships. Despite huge gains in recent years, just 0.4% of sponsorship dollars go to women’s sports.

“The fact that it’s 2021 and the WNBA and NCAA women’s sports are treated like some sort of rec league specialty sport like the national corn hole league is is beyond disgusting, it’s time to stand up and bring true equality to sports.” Eric Mitchell – CEO, LifeFlip Media

If media technology made women’s sports available to more people, both brands and athletes could profit immensely. 1 in 5 people are more influenced by sponsorship of women’s sports than men’s. Even with current limits in place, 3 in 4 people interested in women’s sports can name at least one brand involved. 63% of people in general believe brands should invest in both women’s and men’s sports. It’s time to step it up.

The Future of Healthcare is Digital

The NHS loses £1 billion every year to problems caused by poor communication about healthcare. In England alone, 10 million physician appointments are wasted each year due to patients’ failure to attend. These problems loom large, but both have a simple solution: text messaging. The future of healthcare is digital.

Most services have adapted to modern communication methods. It’s time healthcare did as well. Patients want to interact with healthcare providers the same way they interact in every life. 76% of patients want text reminders before scheduled appointments, and 69% want them for appointments and medication refills. 98% of patients will read a mobile message, but only 7% read messages sent through a secure patient portal. Furthermore, using automated messages for reminders is lower than the cost of phone calls while reducing staff time by 17%.

It’s not only patients who would appreciate the addition of texting and SMS marketing. 80% of healthcare professionals think that patients would be more successful with coaching between appointments. That way, they can provide additional information and encouragement, answer follow-up questions as they arise, and reduce medical errors that arise from forgetting medication or neglecting to check vitals such as blood sugar. More than 200 million medication errors occur every year, costing £98.5 million annually.

Integrating communication channels and electronic medical records reduces the likelihood of errors and miscommunication. Connecting the two greatly reduces the risk of missed appointments. It can blend automation and personalization and enable real time conversation through a secure platform, something ad hoc use of mobile messaging by individual doctors currently does not guarantee.

After all, missing an appointment isn’t just about neglect. 33% of those who miss an appointment experience a health emergency within 3 months. 30% of hospital admissions result from patients’ failure to follow their treatment plan. Worse than wasting a physician’s time, missed appointments can lead to tragic outcomes. Simple reminders could go a long way to prevent these extreme measures.

Learn more about how the future of healthcare is digital in the visual deep dive below:

The Power of Mobile Messaging