Deciding what crypto wallet to use? Cryptocurrency

If you are like me then the crypto marketplace looks very difficult to get into. Now I need a virtual wallet to pair with my virtual money. How the heck do I do that?

You might also be asking, “is this crypto wallet a scam?”.

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Cryptocurrency is a very valuable item these days and there are certainly scammers out there. Do not fret; however, you may want to do your research. Hopefully, that research starts right here. This article will give you some examples of wallets to use for your crypto buying and selling, as well as storage for your valuables like said crypto and NFT’s.

Photo by Morthy Jameson on Pexels.com
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What is a crypto wallet?

A crypto wallet allows the user to store virtual currency AND Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT’s). The user will also be able to use this wallet for buying, selling, and conducting other transactions across the web on crypto marketplaces.

What crypto wallet to use?

In this article, we will talk about 2 wallets. These two wallets work well together and are able to be used across an absolute ton of different web3 and gaming platforms. They are also simpler to use than hardware wallets, which we will get into in another article.
The 2 wallets are:

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These 2 wallets are great for beginners. They do not require hardware which makes them simple to use; however, they are less secure than using hardware wallets. I recommend doing further research to secure them further. Whether that be additional factor authorization, etc.

Key points:

  • simpler, yet less secure
  • work on a variety of platforms
  • very easy to use for beginners

The fact that these are easy to use makes them very popular. What is most appealing to me though is that they are both accessible via your computer and mobile device. Again, this makes them less secure, but it also allows you to monitor with convenience.

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Overall

I have used these platforms (and others) and I do recommend them for beginners and advanced crypto users for their ease of use, simplicity, and convenience. Let me know what crypto products to try next!

Top 5 Ethereum Based Games – Cryptocurrency games to get excited about – GG

Top 5 Ethereum Based Games – Cryptocurrency games to get excited about – GG

There are an incredible amount of crypto based games popping up in the gaming realm. This article will look at some of the more interesting ones either available now or available soon that work off of the Ether blockchain cryptocurrency.

Why Ether?

Ether is one of the oldest cryptocurrencies on the market. It has been chosen by many stellar games that have me very excited about the future of this particular crypto. It is also quite valuable. I must also mention that it is one of the few cryptocurrencies I own.

What makes a good Ether based game?

Any crypto game needs to be very customizable. This is primarily due to the fact that the games require the use of Ether to play. Ethereum is a very valuable currency. So, essentially, I want to look cool and have cool stuff if I am investing money in the game. The games below have the customization features, but they also look fun to play and invest into.

The Top 5 Ethereum Based Games on my radar:

War Riders crypto mmo
  1. War Riders –
    War Riders looks the part. A highly customizable game that looks and feels rewarding. The game calls itself the first MMO game of earning cryptocurrency and blowing up cars.

    Features
    – 3D Gameplay
    – PVP
    – Earn ETH
    – highly customizable vehicles
    – easy to use user interface in-game & marketplace
  2. MegaCryptoPolis
MegaCryptoPolis

  1. MegaCryptoPolis gives some heavy SimCity vibes. Buy, build, upgrade, and trade virtual buildings and land to create your metropolis. This is a 3D city builder strategy game; however, the development team will be launching a mega, metaverse in the coming quarter.

    Features
    – Sim City vibes
    – resource management system outside of ETH
    – large marketplace
    – natural disaster system
  2. Neon District
Neon District crypto rpg


Neon District is an online role-playing game. It will be massively available having a strong emphasis on getting out to the mobile platforms as well as a great presence on PC. Build a squad and compete for resources in this pleasing looking design of a game.

Features
– PVP
– no need for ETH to play
– minted heroes have a great look

4. Crypto Assault
Crypto Assault makes it to my number 4 spot solely based on its potential. It has immense potential; however, I am curious to see how it develops over time. It is a big open world of mmo fun with tanks, flyers, and other military vehicles which can be used to kill your enemies. Giving strong Total War vibes.

Crypto Assault game



Features
– Total War vibes
– large map
– resource management system

5. Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity (Origins)

Axie Infinity is working on expanding themselves to having a strong mobile presence. This is a huge benefit to the game. It is a cute, Pokemon / Digimon -esque game with PvE & PvE elements.

Features
– Adorable Axies
– turn based combat
– addictive

Final Thoughts

It was tough to narrow down the list to 5 Ether based ecosystems. All 5 of these games have immense potential to launch us into the digital age of currency and gaming. I have played an amount of each of these games that are playable, and I am quite impressed. Time will tell which game immerges as the best. For now, that is my list.

Documenting Ethereum Mining Journey – 1st look

I recently began a journey into mining cryptocurrency. I have read many reasons not to get into the industry as well as testimonials for why to get into it.

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I have chosen to try my hand at it. In reality, the cost for getting into it was not that stifling. This is because I am already an adept video game player and content creator. This means that I have all the base necessities, at least, to give it a shot.

Documenting my Ether mining journey – first update – Photo by David McBee on Pexels.com

My experience in crypto

I am completely self-taught when it comes to crypto and finance in general for that matter. I only know what my personal research has shown me. I am 2 days into the mining process so, that is the bulk of my experience in mining.

A look at my goods (GPU’s):

  • 3070
  • 2080
  • 1660 Super

I had some GPU’s already for use with gaming set ups. Those graphics cards are listed above. They are not exactly the best for mining; however, they were sitting 3 feet away from me at the time I started my journey.

I am not 2 days into my journey. A small amount of ether is beginning to populate my account. How much have I made so far?

Income

I am on DAY 2, and have collected an unpaid balance of approximately 0.003106 ETH. This amount of Ether has a value of just over $10 USD.

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Expenses

This is only the second day of my journey. I have not made enough Ether to send to my wallet as of yet. Therefore, I have not had to pay any transaction fees. There will be a .9% fee collected by my pool as well as gas fees. (More on gas in another article).

The only expense I have at this point is electricity. The monthly bill will have the final decision on this; however, my calculations say that in the previous day plus – I have accrued an additional $2 in electricity costs.

Final thoughts.

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We are all out here searching for these blocks. I do not plan on making that much profit until I am able to successfully process my first block. I cannot wait to deliver that update. Stay up to date to know when it happens!

How to mine Ethereum – How I mine Cryptocurrency – GPU – Pool Mining Ethereum

I am writing a series of articles to document my crypto mining journey. My cryptocurrency mining career has just begun, and I decided to document my adventure to help others along the way. Below is a way to mine Ethereum. It may or may not be the best way; however, it is the way I have chosen to begin my adventure.

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Mining Crypto has some mixed reviews out there. Some folks say things like:

  • “do not mine it at all”
  • “mining crypto is a waste of time and money”
  • “time of investment is too good to be true”
  • “the industry is too volatile”

I encourage you to do your own research. If it seems like the best option for you and your resources, then go for it. If not, don’t.

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There are many ways to mine. This guide will not show you all the many ways to mine. It will only show how I am mining right now. If you want to mine like me, then do it. If not, follow another path. The steps below assume you have a computer with a compatible GPU available.

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Step 1 – Get a wallet

You need a crypto wallet before you can begin mining crypto. A wallet comes with an address which will be your address for sending and receiving cryptocurrency. The receiving bit is important as you will want to be paid for your efforts!

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Types of Wallets:

  • Crypto Exchange Service
    These are the easiest to use. They include MetaMask, Coinbase and more.
  • Hardware Wallet
    These are the safest to use. Ledger is a very popular one to choose here.

Step 2 – Mining Software

GMiner, T-Rex Miner, lolMiner, & Phoenix Miner are popular choices. You need to install these on your rig in order to develop the software for mining.

Step 3 – Selecting a Pool

There are multiple ways to mine Ether or other cryptocurrencies. Selecting a good size pool, with low fees is absolutely essential. Here are some popular pools:

  • 2Miners
  • Flexpool
  • Ethermine
  • Hiveon

These are some popular pools to choose.

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Step 4 – Select your region

Now that you are in a pool, you need to select your region. Choose the one closest to you. It’s not much simpler than that.

Step 5 – Name your miner

This is especially important if you are using more than 1 GPU, or more than 1 miner. You will need to know which miner is hashing at what rate, how many shares he/she has collected, and other relevant information. Choose something that will help you identify exactly which miner is which.

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Step 6 – Run your program

The pool and the software you chose will hopefully have helped you create a program to run on your computer. If they did not, and you’re still not sure what to do, then choose different pools or software. Run the program.

Step 7 – You’re done

Sit back and watch your little miner work!

This is how I currently mine crypto. I am not ready for solo mining at this point. I highly discourage beginners attempt solo mining. Thanks for reading!

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Cyberpunk 2077 SCREENSHOT FOR PHOTO MODE CHALLENGE Virtual in-game photography contest Week 1

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Cyberpunk 2077 has kicked off their photomode contest which will feature a new category each week for players to participate.

Bring your gametography skills to Cyberpunk 2077 and win awesome prizes. The category changes every 2 weeks. This week’s category is Apartments.

Category Explained:

Cyberpunk 2077 Apartments Screenshot Photography CHALLENGE

The first category to submit a photomode masterpiece is, Apartments.

You can only submit 1 photo per challenge. The pic must have something to do with V’s in-game apartment. Get creative inside, or outside, of the apartment and use any of the features allotted to you within the photo mode editor. You may not use any outside apps, software, or anything else to alter the pic.

Additional rules:

  • must be 18 years old at time of submission
  • only one submission per contestant, per challenge

more rules: HERE

To submit your work: Click Here

What is in it for you? Prizes

Cyberpunk 2077 Photo challenge prizes
  1. Alienware mouse, keyboard, and headset
  2. CP 2077 Artbook
  3. CP 2077 Goodie bag
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$400 worth of prizes

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Dying Light 2 Update – Parkour Challenges

Dying Light 2 New Parkour updates
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The fine folks at Techland continue to roll out fixes as well as additional content for Dying Light 2.

There have been a handful of recent updates to get excited about for your parkour enthusiasts. 2 updates in a roll which added 5 and then 3 new parkour challenges to the Villedor map for a total of 8 new parkour challenges.

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Let’s look at them here below:

  1. Grakour – enjoy a fantastic gallery as you show off your rolling skills across rooftops.
  2. My Whole World is a Glider – as you can imagine, lots of flying here.
  3. Suspension of Disbelief – the city is your playground.
  4. Stroll on the River – yes, you will need to swim for this one.
  5. Flying Scorpion– this one has been a thing, Techland is trying to get y’all to play it.
  6. Train to Harran – long run down the tracks which once led to Harran.
  7. Expiration Date – a newfound skill awaits you.
  8. Slam Dunk – ok MJ, you are the ball this time. Bounce across nets and propel yourself from point to point.

I highly recommend these new trials to anyone who might fancy a good parkour challenge. They are widespread across the map in both Old Villedor and within the Central Loop, so getting them compete can take a bit of time.

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Cyperpunk 2077 – RogueRating – Review

Cyberpunk 2077 Review & RogueRating

Dying Light 2 – Info, Review, RogueRating

Release information –
Release Date: December 10, 2020
Developer: CD Projekt
Publisher: CD Projekt
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia

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Preview Coming Soon

RogueRating: 82.0

Review

First thoughts

My first thoughts of the game were a bit mixed. On the one hand, the landscapes of both the city and the nomad lands were astonishing. On the other hand, the game did appear to be a tad rushed in many areas. Glitching and bugs bred new critics and developed CD Projekt skeptics. We have almost entered a norm where games have released unfinished. Frankly, I thought we would get more at release. The game has seen some light overhaul since release. It is much more stable and still just as amazing.

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Additional Thoughts

The game has remarkable replayability. This is largely due to the fact that the game is able to be played as one of 3 factions. Dialogue options, story, and cosmetics may change with the choices made in the game. The story is also very good. These things make playing through multiple times is a must. The side missions are just as good as the story at times and are numerous.

Game Features

Difficulty Levels

There are varying difficulty levels to choose from which I find necessary. The difficulty also does noticeably correspond with the change in level.

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Audio & Music

Solid bangers can be heard throughout the world. A lot of thought was put into developing sounds that would further immerse the player into the environment that is Night City.

Video

The game offers a decent photo mode which is an absolute must in a game with this much depth in the world. The city looks great and is loaded seamlessly through zones with no noticeable frame rate droppage. This allows the visuals to shine as intended.

Controls

The controls can fill a tad different, depending on what games you are used to at the time of playing. The game also adds a twist on the controls by allowing us to upgrade our cyberware. This essentially adds additional controls to our character by changing the devices on our bodies. It can take an adjustment.

Modes

This is a single-player only game.

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Other Features & Key points

  • Single-player only
  • Great main story
  • Numerous side quests
  • Great photo mode

Notes

The game has needed more work since release and currently needs additional work. This fact has hurt the RogueRating for Cyberpunk 2077. What we got is good, but more is needed to make it a Great game. Easily worth a playthrough.

Rogue Rating 82

Cyberpunk 2077 Latest Patch Notes 1.52 – 3/22/22

Cyberpunk 2077 receiving more fixes as we brace for new content.
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Our pals at CD Projekt RED are rolling out many fixes as we prepare for additional content to release for the beloved game. A beloved game that saw much scrutiny upon release late in 2020.

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The game has now been out for quite a while and has received quite a share of fixes and patches in that time. We have stayed up to date, and we have been playing through each and every change as it comes down the pipe.

Here are the latest patch notes for the futuristic franchise:

Patch 1.52

Gameplay

Fixed –

  • issue that could cause wrecked cars or multiple Nomad cars to spawn in traffic when driving fast.
  • issue where first equip animation could be played repeatedly after recovering a throwing knife.
  • issue where the recon grenade highlighted non-hostile crowd NPCs.
  • an issue where after using the Take Control quickhack on a device, camera axis was inverted when zoomed in.
    Additionally, the Laminate-armor Media Ballistic Vest can now be found as loot in Japantown.
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Quests

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Fixed –

  • Fixed an issue where Open World combat events and some scenes could remain disabled after visiting Afterlife until player fast traveled within Watson.
  • Additional Fixes
    – Player won’t be able to purchase again an apartment makeover they already own anymore.
    – Added the showering interaction to the Nomad Camp.
    – It won’t be possible to hack the Northside apartment before completing Act 1 anymore.
  • Specific Quests
    Automatic Love – Walking into a wall in the elevator in Megabuilding H8 will no longer cause instant death.
    Blistering Love – Fixed an issue where Johnny could despawn if player left the booth before interacting with the projector, blocking progress.
    Cyberpsycho Sighting: Demons of War – Fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to progress past the “Search the area to collect information” objective.
    Epistrophy – Fixed an issue where the quest could reappear in the Journal instead of being marked as failed after player failed to retrieve any of the cabs.
    I Fought the Law – Fixed an issue where River could drive out of the market area erratically and push V out of world bounds.
    Life During Wartime – Fixed an issue were selecting a blue dialogue option twice upon arriving on the crash site blocked progression.
    Path of Glory – Optional objective “Get dressed” will no longer be incompletable if player collected the clothes before it appeared.
    The Information – Fixed an issue where the doors to Lizzie’s were closed during the hours they should be open, blocking progression.
    The Ride – Fixed an issue where Dex’s car was swerving left and right when driving away.
    With a Little Help from My Friends – Fixed an issue where holocalls and text messages could be blocked if player told Saul about Panam’s plan while the Nomads were driving away.
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Open World

Fixed –

  • issue where summoned vehicles could be spawned far away from the player.
    Suicidal Corpos in Corpo Plaza will no longer stand up after the fall.
    issue where an Assault in Progress in Arroyo wasn’t visible on the map, hindering progress in The Jungle achievement.
  • issue where the Rayfield Caliburn didn’t spawn.
  • Gigs
    Gig: Goodbye, Night City – Fixed an issue where the quest didn’t trigger after approaching the area.
    Gig: No Fixers – Fixed an issue where the “Park Iris’ car in the garage” optional objective didn’t complete if player stopped in front of the garage.
    Gig: Playing for Keeps – Fixed an issue where all the enemies in the casino were set to Friendly.
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UI

Fixed –

  • issue where the loot UI could flicker and change before picking up the item.
  • issue where the English text “A Favor for a Friend” would be displayed regardless of the language version instead of the correct quest name for some tracked quests.
  • Additionally
    – Added a quest tag to fixer rewards when they’re first found in the stash.
    – Opening menus while reading a shard will no longer block the game.
    – It won’t be possible to change the position of the marker when a time skip is in progress anymore.

Visuals

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Fixed –

  • animations and missing or displaced objects in various scenes.
  • issues with animation occurring when performing an aerial takedown using the Hidden Dragon perk.
  • issue where sandstorms could appear in scenes they weren’t supposed to.
  • issue where foliage was not affected by different weather conditions.
  • Polycarbonate Sport Sunglasses will no longer be visible when switching between Third Person Mode and First Person Mode while driving.

Console Specific

Console-specific

  • Memory improvements and crash fixes on next-gen consoles.
  • Minor UI optimizations.
  • [PlayStation 5] Importing a save while not connected to the PlayStation Network will no longer block the option to continue the game.
  • [PlayStation 5] Fixed an issue where a corrupted save was created when player tried to import a PlayStation 4 save when no saves were exported.
  • [PlayStation] Fixed an issue where the “Press [Options Button] To Continue” screen registered pressing the button with a delay.
  • [PlayStation 5] Wet roads will now be as reflective as on the PC version.
  • [PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X] Changing the preset in Video settings will no longer set all the Graphics options to ON automatically.
  • [Xbox One/Xbox Series X] Disconnecting the controller and entering the pause menu at the same time will no longer result in player being stuck.
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Stadia-specific

  • Enabled aggressive crowds on Stadia.

There are all the latest patch notes. Stay up to date with me to stay up to date with CD Projekt RED, Cyperpunk 2077, & other games. (Social Media)

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Top Games of the Week – March 2022 Week 3

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Each week we list our top games worth playing right now. These only include games that are actually available to play at the time of righting.

The list takes several factors into consideration. Whether a game is trending or not doesn’t matter per se; however, we may consider the reasons why a game is trending. Recently added content, player base, and future of the game are all factors that may land the game on the list.

Our list may include console, PC, or mobile game types.

The List

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1. No Man’s Sky

NMS was first on the list last week and that has not changed this week. The game is an absolute blast and is constantly receiving updates and content that make it very viable for continued play. Enjoy planetary exploration in this game which features a strong emphasis on base building, crafting, and exploration.

2. Dying Light 2

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DL2 is still fresh as it only released early last month. The game is a must play for fans of post-apocalyptic games. It is advertised as a survival game, but it does not feature the normal hunger / thirst and settlement building platform that most survival games have built their games on. Instead, parkour and melee combat are featured primarily.

3. Cyberpunk 2077

CP2077 fell off our list last week with the recent release of Elden Ring. This was even Elden Ring’s place in line. Cyberpunk 2077 came out hot with sales only to see itself completely removed from the PlayStation Store. The game has since bounced back with a ton of updates and bug fixes. Enjoy the cybernetic dream world of Night City in this open world single player game.

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4. Elden Ring

Elden Ring drops down a spot this week primarily due to the drop off of players. Many players criticize that the game is far too hard. The game is a very unique challenge and not everybody is accustomed to the kind of playstyle required for this type of game. If you have played Demon Souls or similar game, you probably haven’t noticed.

5. Skate 3

A game that keeps leaving and returning to our list. The game becomes a hit every time something regarding Skate 4 possibly releasing this year comes out. The truth is that we still don’t know when we will get Skate 4. It’s been 2 years since it was revealed in 2020. Maybe it will come soon?

There is this week’s list! Let me know what you are playing on Social Media!

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