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Sunday, February 12, 2017

What Recovered Funds from Andrew Yakubu Can Do for Nigerians

It is no longer news that Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had his Kaduna home searched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and $9.2 million as well as £74,000 were discovered in a safe within the house. This infographic tells us what this huge amounts can do.



Mr. Yakubu claims that these amounts are gifts not proceeds of corruption. We will let the courts decide on that.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Lesson You Should Learn About Bitcoin from Venezuela

In the wake of the fall of the Ponzi scheme Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) in Nigeria, many individuals have jumped into what they perceive to be the 'next big thing' which is investing and trading in Bitcoin. However, if this story from Venezuela is an indication of what is to come, many more people might lose money on Bitcoin as well...




Venezuela’s Main Bitcoin Market Shuts Down amid Arrest of Miners


Venezuelan authorities detained four men suspected of bitcoin mining, forcing the country’s main exchange platform to temporarily shut down operations and lose its bank account.
On Friday, February 2, authorities confiscated 11,000 computers belonging to bitcoin miners.
Mining is the process of adding transaction record to bitcoin’s purchase history to make it seem like they had really taken place.
Eusebio Gomez, 51, and Andres Alejandro Carrero Martinez, 35, were both arrested for cybercrime, financial terrorism, electricity theft and fraud.
“What caused a reaction was the fact that 11,000 mining computers were consuming the same amount of energy that a whole city uses at a time of scarcity,” Surbitcoin Director Rodrigo Souza said.
Surbitcoin is the country’s main exchange platform for bitcoin.
In an isolated case, Adan Erick Tapia Salas and Edwald Antonio Tapia Salas were detained in Caracas for mining cryptocurrency, according to authorities.
The Tapia Salas brothers were tracked through the online market site Mercado Libre. Their equipment — valued at US $334 million — was also seized.
The discovery of these enormous mining facilities is complicating bitcoin exchange with local currency. After February 2nd, Surbitcoin announced that their bank account was revoked, and advised users to withdraw their money in order to avoid losses.
The company is expecting to renew its operations in Venezuela; however, Surbitcoin said the site LocalBitcoins will be relocating.
“We have not been contacted by the government, but our bank does not want to be involved in this, so it revoked out account. We are reaching out to other banking partners,” Souza said.
Source: Reason

Friday, January 13, 2017

32 Ways a Digital Marketing Consultant Can Help Grow Your Business



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Watch: The Amazing Ruby Seadragon




The ruby seadragon is only the third kind of seadragon ever recorded, the other being the instantly recognisable leafy seadragon, which has a green and orange hue.

The first recorded specimen of the uniquely adorned creature washed up on Cottesloe Beach in 1919 and was until now thought to be a common seadragon, which has yellow and purple hues. 

Through DNA sampling technology and research linking it to other specimens, it was shown in 2015 to be a new species.

The new images showed another striking difference, the ruby seadragon does not have leaf-like appendages that camouflage its fellow seadragons.

The researchers were also surprised to find that the ruby seadragon has a tail it may use to cling on to the rocks, to avoid being swept away by strong sea surges.

Common and leafy seadragons cannot bend their tails, which raises questions about the evolution of tails in this group of organisms, according to the researchers.

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