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Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’
Jun14

Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’

Inflation is at historic highs, well above anything the U.S. has seen since the early 1980s. On Friday, June 10, investors and economists will be watching closely when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its latest consumer price index report, which measures the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for common goods and services. Some experts believe inflation might show signs of cooling off, but Suze Orman, host of...

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Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse
Jun14

Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse

  ListenAudio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. On April 28th, 2022, we listed the Global X Metaverse ETF (VR) on Nasdaq. VR is designed to provide exposure to companies that are positioned to benefit from the development and commercialization of the metaverse. The metaverse is a set of virtual, three dimensional (3D), real-time rendered spaces and simulations that can be experienced...

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Sony Reveals Vision for the Metaverse
May24

Sony Reveals Vision for the Metaverse

You’ve probably heard of the metaverse by now. While this is a buzzword for virtually every major organisation on the planet, there are various different definitions of what it actually means. For Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook hellscape, it’s an interactive world in which you’ll socialise and go to work. Sony’s concept, fortunately, is a little less dystopian. Speaking as part of a corporate strategy meeting, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida...

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Punk6529 unveils Metaverse museum district: ‘Most high-end art NFTs ever’
Apr18

Punk6529 unveils Metaverse museum district: ‘Most high-end art NFTs ever’

After launching a museum district with a long list of top NFTs, punk6529 bullishly told their 323,200 Twitter followers that it might be “the most high-end art NFTs ever displayed in one place.” Popular nonfungible token (NFT) collector “punk6529” unveiled an ambitious open Metaverse project that is looking to attract 100 million users on Thursday. The self-funded project is dubbed “OM” and aims to be an open platform that is built...

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary breaks down his crypto portfolio
Apr10

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary breaks down his crypto portfolio

Venture capitalist and “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary — also known as Mr. Wonderful — casts a wide net for his cryptocurrency and Web3 investments, with each bet based on his decades of experience as a financial services pro and index investor. As there are currently 11 sectors of the S&P 500, most experts typically advise putting no more than 20% in any one sector, and no more than 5% in any one stock....

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Spotify Who? Musician’s Earnings Go From $300 to $60,000 in Web3
Mar21

Spotify Who? Musician’s Earnings Go From $300 to $60,000 in Web3

  For smaller acts, NFTs offer financial gains once elusive in a music business dominated by streaming — at least for now. By Akayla Gardner March 12, 2022, 8:00 AM MST Singer-songwriter Iman Europe has made 22.2 Ether selling five singles and a music video as NFTs since November. Photographer: Tracy Nguyen/Bloomberg   A savvy cadre of recording artists has been using the new, blockchain-based digital frontier sometimes...

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Our Thinking Can Let Us Down
Feb26

Our Thinking Can Let Us Down

Leaders – anyone – have the potential for moments of extraordinary brilliance, and moments of astonishing stupidity.  We like to be seen as smart, quick-learners, self-reflective, and humble.  Must of us cringe when we make mistakes (at least internally) – so much so, that our brains often cover them up. Yes, humans are quite capable of errors, poor reasoning, jumping to conclusions, and so on.  Even people brilliant in one area can...

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Colorado affordable housing developers guide 101
Feb26

Colorado affordable housing developers guide 101

  Thank you for registering for the Colorado Affordable Housing Developers Guide 101 training in Durango. Due to inclement weather, we will be switching to a virtual event, taking place on Microsoft Teams. Event Details Colorado Affordable Housing Developers Guide 101 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:00pm to 3:30pm We invite you to join the meeting 10 minutes early to ensure your connection. If you have any difficulties, please...

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Ethereum NFT Protocol TreeTrunk Promises New Royalty Options for Artists
Feb26

Ethereum NFT Protocol TreeTrunk Promises New Royalty Options for Artists

TreeTrunk believes it can catch on with visual artists and musicians. Image: Shutterstock TreeTrunk is the latest startup to recognize the potential of NFTs to provide new forms of rights management and royalties for artists. By Jeff John Roberts Feb 17, 2022 3 min read In brief TreeTrunk’s new protocol is open-source and will let artists sell subsets of NFTs to fans. It is offering NFTs from select visual artists and will be...

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NRx Pharma Reports US National Institutes Of Health Study Of Its ZYESAMI for COVID Cleared To Complete Full Enrollment
Feb26

NRx Pharma Reports US National Institutes Of Health Study Of Its ZYESAMI for COVID Cleared To Complete Full Enrollment

  – After review of more than 448 enrolled patients in ACTIV-3b Critical Care Study, no new safety concerns identified by Independent Data Safety Monitoring Board; study cleared to continue enrollment to 640 Patients – ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) is the sole remaining investigational medicine in ACTIV-3b with recent closures of other arms – ACTIV-3b Critical Care Study is evaluating ZYESAMI and Veklury® (remdesivir),...

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The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster
Feb16

The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster

For the past year, as NFTs have breached spectacular and speculative heights, we’ve seen a growing amount of skepticism. The most recent wave was touched off by a 138-minute video essay by Canadian media critic Dan Olson that condemned NFTs and other blockchain-based technologies as fundamentally broken and unworkable. In just over a week, it’s garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube. Regardless of your perspective on the video,...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure
Jan26

‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where they’ve...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

  After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where...

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The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too
Jan23

The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too

Last year could easily have been called the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). Collins dictionary even chose it as the word of the year. What was previously a term unheard of outside the most dedicated crypto spheres is now a buzzword around the dinner table and on the nightly news. Online platforms dedicated to NFT sales — such as OpenSea and Rarible — have led the way. But major art auction houses, including Sotheby’s and...

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Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!
Jan18

Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!

Here is the latest on the crypto revolution in this free seminar: 56 industry insiders share their raw, unfiltered, and uncensored insights into the crypto revolution. In these explosive, controversial, and never-seen-before interviews they reveal:   What’s next for crypto… the assets they own… the risks and rewards they see on the horizon… the threats facing cryptocurrencies… how to get started… and much, much more.  Click on...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike
Jan08

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike

  The crypto market cap fell by more than 6% and stocks faltered after the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates may soon rise. By Jeff Benson “Buy the dip!” Bitcoin proponents will tell you. But how do you know when BTC is done dipping? The price of Bitcoin is down again, shedding over 6% of its price tag in 24 hours. Since December 27, the coin has dropped from nearly $52,000 to $43,500, per data from...

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Housing 101 Virtual Meeting
Jan05

Housing 101 Virtual Meeting

  As our community takes on the challenge of addressing a housing crisis, we’re offering a presentation on the basic elements of housing — from subsidized solutions to workforce housing to market-rate developments. This will be part of the community outreach effort to get input on a Workforce Housing Investment Plan we are developing to be delivered to the community in March of 2022. This virtual presentation will take...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021
Dec31

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 38 grants in 2021 totaling $118,754 for non-profit organizations in La Plata and Archuleta counties. In 2020, the board approved 44 grants totaling $115,785. Recipients of the 2021 grants were 4Core, Animas High School, Aspire Medical Services, Bear Smart Durango, Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado, Chimney...

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Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
Dec27

Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart

The $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart View the expanded version of this infographic. Just four countries—the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany—make up over half of the world’s economic output by gross domestic product (GDP) in nominal terms. In fact, the GDP of the U.S. alone is greater than the combined GDP of 170 countries. How do the different economies of the world compare? In this visualization we look at GDP by country in...

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Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election
Dec10

Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election

  DURANGO, Colo. – LPEA members interested in running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors now have access to the 2022 Board Director Candidate Packet at lpea.coop/board-director-candidate-information. To be considered, prospective candidates must return all completed materials by 1 p.m. on March 12, 2022. Materials may be mailed to LPEA’s Durango office or dropped off at LPEA’s office in...

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