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Critical Blood Shortage Alert Issued in San Francisco

Critical Blood Shortage Alert Issued in San Francisco

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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 vitalant.org 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 vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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

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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.  

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  • 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. 

See:  

https://cryptomode.com/nugenesis-network-build-crypto-dapps-seamlessly-in-more-than-29-language-systems/

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NuCoin – Have the Aussies Built What the Blockchain World Has Been Waiting For? • CryptoMode

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https://themerkle.com/next-gen-crypto-evolution-solved-esg-issues/

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

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

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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 https://cryptomode.com/nugenesis-network-build-crypto-dapps-seamlessly-in-more-than-29-language-systems/

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NuCoin – Have the Aussies Built What the Blockchain World Has Been Waiting For? • CryptoMode

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Hustle, Hit and Win – EUROMANIA – 1 BTC on The Line!

Hustle, Hit and Win – EUROMANIA – 1 BTC on The Line!

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Hustle, Hit and Win – EUROMANIA – 1 BTC on The Line!

For all football fans out there, we have fantastic news – UEFA Euro 2020 is back!

The championship was benched for a whole year, but now it’s ready to play on the field. Just imagine all the excitement in the stands, the energy, the passion — definitely the most awaited event in sports.

This is the time when we have so much trust in our favorite teams that we can bet on their success over the Gold Cup.

And if we are so sure about it, why not bet for real and get some crypto for our loyalty? 1xBIT is eager to see what side we’ll pick.

Meet EUROMANIA 
EUROMANIA is a football lottery on 1xBIT, with no less than five stages of prizes, ready to be unlocked. These could get you free bets, mBTCs, and all the way to the top prize of 1 BTC on July 13th.

The lottery is up for the whole football season, and it requires just a 1xBIT account and your determination to predict the match results.

Your bets on EURO 2020 matches give you free lottery tickets to play on EUROMANIA, so don’t settle for a single chance. The more you play, the luckier you can be.

Champions are made, not born. So make sure not to lose this opportunity! 

About 1xBIT
1xBIT is one of the most entertaining crypto gambling websites out there, especially for sports fans. It has a fantastic range of bets, like:

  • Traditional sports: Football, Tennis, Basketball;
  • Mind and precision sports: Chess, Billiards, Darts;
  • Nature sports: Fishing, Horse racing;
  • Wheel sports: Formula 1, Keirin, Motorbikes.

And so many others, including e-sports, martial arts, and even weather guesses.

Want to find more about it? Then be sure to follow them and get the best deals!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1x_bit
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1xbit/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPAFo4OYJGHCxWlENrdRtWA
Telegram: https://t.me/sportsbook_1xBit 

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The 1inch Limit Order Protocol Is Released

The 1inch Limit Order Protocol Is Released

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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 (https://1inch.io/) 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.

Official Medium: https://blog.1inch.io

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/1inchNetwork 

Official Discord: https://discord.gg/Xyxv2Yz

Official Telegram: https://t.me/OneInchNetwork

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