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What is Marcopolobot?

Marcopolobot is a crypto funding bot

Marcopolobot enables you to generate interest on your Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies by automating the lending process on the Poloniex and Bitfinex exchange.

On exchanges like Poloniex and Bitfinex you can earn interest by lending to margin traders. Margin traders are people who speculate with borrowed funds so they can increase their exposure. They need people to provide them loans and as such, there is a market for loans.

We place loan offers for your account on the exchange. By activating our service, your funds will be automatically loaned out in return for interest. By disabling trading and withdrawal access on the API, we can only place loan orders for your account. We (or hackers) therefore don’t have the option to withdraw or trade funds from your account.

You could also do it yourself, however it is very time consuming; you would need to check on a very regular basis whether loans have returned so you can replace them again. Also, you would need to determine the interest rate for the loans. If the interest rate goes up after you’ve loaned out your funds, you could have potentially made more. We use an algorithm based on statistical analysis and current order book data to determine optimal interest rates.

Borrowers don’t have the option to not repay the loan. The systems on Poloniex and Bitfinex enforce this. Margin traders cannot withdraw borrowed funds from the exchange. By engaging in margin trading they essentially create a ‘contract’ where they are exposed to the price fluctuations. The loan never takes longer than the approved upon time. Margin traders can return the loan before the end of the loan.

You can now start a free trial for 14 days with MarcoPoloBot

You can now start a free trial for 14 days with MarcoPoloBot

What is Shutterstock?

Shutterstock is a stockphoto company

Shutterstock is an American stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools provider headquartered in New York City. Founded in 2003 by programmer and photographer Jon Oringer, Shutterstock maintains a library of around 125 million royalty-free stock photos, vector graphics, and illustrations, with around 4 million video clips and music tracks available for licensing. Originally a subscription site only, Shutterstock expanded beyond subscriptions into a la carte pricing in 2008, and has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 2012. Since its founding Shutterstock has acquired a handful of other companies, starting with Bigstock in 2009 and followed by digital asset management software provider WebDAM in 2014. After acquiring Rex Features and PremiumBeat in 2015, Shutterstock recently announced a partnership with the Associated Press. It also has licensing deals with companies such as Penske Media Corporation. The company had over 100,000 contributors as of March 2016, with an “active customer base of 1.4 million people in 150 countries.”

Source: Wikipedia

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What is Changelly?

Changelly is a cryptocurrency exchange service between digital currencies. The service offers a wide range of digital currencies to buy and sell but does not provide conversion to or from traditional currencies. Changelly aggregates and suggests the best currency rates among the largest crypto trading platforms. The primary object of Changelly is to remove technical barriers between customers and the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

What is ShortPixel?

ShortPixel is a WordPress plugin

Increase your website’s SEO ranking, number of visitors and ultimately your sales by optimizing any image or PDF document on your website.
ShortPixel is an easy to use, lightweight, install-and-forget-about-it image optimization plugin that can compress all your past images and PDF documents with a single click. New images are automatically resized/rescaled and optimized on the fly, in the background.

It optimizes all of the image thumbnails created by WordPress during the upload process, is capable of removing EXIF data (or preserve it you prefer), can establish a maximum resolution for your images, and best of all, it automatically saves a backup of every image you upload to a new folder says Milosz Krasinski a UK Digital Consultant.

ShortPixel enables you to choose between lossy and lossless compression methods, using the former by default. It optimizes all of the image thumbnails created by WordPress during the upload process, is capable of removing EXIF data (or preserve it you prefer), can establish a maximum resolution for your images, and best of all, it automatically saves a backup of every image you upload to a new folder.

ShortPixel not only scores well when it comes to compression, it also packs a nice interface. After installing and activating the plugin, every JPG, PNG, and GIF you upload will be automatically optimized

What is AnyCoinDirect?

AnyCoinDirect is an cryptocurrency exchange

AnycoinDirect is a instant buying and selling platform based in The Netherlands. It’s operating in Europe supporting multiple direct payment methods, after a successful payment the bitcoins are sent instantly. This means that Anycoin Direct doesn’t hold any customer funds.

Anycoin Direct started in April 2013 as Bitplaats, serving the Netherlands with payment method iDEAL. On 1 January 2014 they started offering their services to Belgium customers with payment method Bancontact / Mister Cash. On 6 July they changed their name to Anycoin Direct , expanding their services to whole Europe with the addition of payment methods: SEPA, Sofort Banking, MyBank, Giropay, Online Bank Transfer.

What makes AnycoinDirect somewhat different from the other similar cryptocurrency spot exchanges, is the fact that it does not control client funds in any way. In other words, as soon as the fiat payment reaches Anycoin, it automatically and directly sends the cryptocurrency or the other way around. “As soon as we receive a successful payment, the coins will automatically be sent to the customer’s address. In case of a SEPA order, the coins will be sent once your transfer has reached our bank account.

AnycoinDirect, like most cryptocurrency exchanges, has a tier system when it comes to account verification. A transaction for up to €100 per day, but no more than €250 per week does not require verification. In order to upgrade to the next levels, a client needs to send a digital copy of an ID document, proof of residence and video verification.

Source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Anycoin_Direct & https://www.forexbrokerz.com/brokers/AnycoinDirect-Review

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What is a TREZOR

TREZOR is a hardware wallet

TREZOR is a hardware wallet providing advanced security for handling bitcoin private keys.
Unlike traditional cold storage methods (offline storage or paper wallet), TREZOR is able to make secure payments without exposing your private keys to a potentially compromised computer.

TREZOR is basically a small computer. It is designed to protect your private keys from possible online and offline risks. In order to do this, TREZOR keeps the private keys away from the Internet and confirms the transactions in-device. That way you can always check the screen for the right address, amount and transaction fee before sending your bitcoins.
In layman’s terms you can connect TREZOR to an infected computer and still be able to have 100% control over the funds in your device.

What is a Ledger?

Ledger Nano is a Bitcoin wallet on a smartcard device, small format and low weight. Comfortable and simple to use, you connect it directly to a USB port to manage your account, protect your bitcoins and make safe payments

When you own bitcoins, storing and protecting them is your own responsibility. The Ledger Nano is accessible to all, and secured thanks to highest banking industry standards. Your account can be backed up and restored if your Nano is lost or stolen. You can use your Ledger Nano on any computer, PC, Mac or Linux. Anybody can install and use it without technical skills.

Hardware wallets are probably the most robust form of security you can have for your Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency. They allow you to send and receive Bitcoins on any computer, even one that is compromised with malware, with the knowledge that your transaction will still go through as intended.

The way the hardware wallets achieve maximum security is by storing your private key and signing your Bitcoin transactions offline so someone trying to hack your wallet remotely won’t be able to do so. Most hardware wallets also use a second screen/device to verify actions on your wallet such as signing transaction. This way, if a hacker gains control over your computer, he still can’t do any harm since he requires access to the physical device connected to your computer as well.

Ledger Wallet protects your bitcoins

How to carve a pumpkin?

Pumpkin carving is a fun Halloween tradition that’s popular among both children and adults. To carve your own pumpkin, you’ll first need to purchase or pick one from a local farmer’s market or pumpkin patch. Make a clean workspace to do the carving in, and trace or draft your design on the side of the pumpkin before you begin cutting. Remember also that you’ll need to scoop out all of the seeds from the pumpkin’s interior. Make sure to keep knives away from young children, and supervise older children who want to cut their own pumpkin.

Source: Wikihow

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What is Bratva?

Russian organized crime or Russian mafia

 rossiyskaya mafiya, sometimes referred to as Bratva ( brotherhood), is a collective of various organized crime elements originating in the former Soviet Union.

Organized crime in Russia began in the imperial period of the Tsars, but it was not until the Soviet era that vory v zakone (thieves-in-law) emerged as leaders of prison groups in gulags (Soviet prison labor camps), and their honor code became more defined. After World War II, the death of Joseph Stalin, and the fall of the Soviet Union, more gangs emerged in a flourishing black market, exploiting the unstable governments of the former Republics, and at its highest point, even controlling as much as two-thirds of the Russian economy. Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, said that the Russian mafia posed the greatest threat to U.S. national security in the mid-1990s.

In modern times, there are as many as 6,000 different groups, with more than 200 of them having a global reach. Criminals of these various groups are either former prison members, corrupt officials and business leaders, people with ethnic ties, or people from the same region with shared criminal experiences and leaders. However, the existence of such groups has been debated. In December 2009, Timur Lakhonin, the head of the Russian National Central Bureau of Interpol, stated Certainly, there is crime involving our former compatriots abroad, but there is no data suggesting that an organized structure of criminal groups comprising former Russians exists abroad, while in August 2010, Alain Bauer, a French criminologist, said that it is one of the best structured criminal organizations in Europe, with a quasi-military operation.

Source: Wikipedia

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