Every week brings new Dungeons and Dragons products you can download for free to help you beat the coronavirus blues.
Nobody can deny that being stuck at home for weeks on end is not a recipe for joy. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many governments to declare lockdowns in order to slow down the spread of infection. Many people are using the time to binge some movies or TV shows, while others play video games. A great hobby to pass the time during this crisis is pen-and-paper role-playing games. People can play with their family at home or belly up to a virtual table online. Wizards of the Coast is offering a helping hand to gamers by offering some free Dungeons and Dragons products.
Downloading Dungeons and Dragons Goodness
Wizards of the Coast has been making older Dungeons and Dragons products available for a limited time over the last several weeks. There’s about a week-long window where a person can download a free adventure, sourcebook, or supplement.
While the free D&D products have a shelf life, Wizards of the Coast is offering coloring pages for children for a longer time.
The current free D&D items available are:
DDEX1-11: Dark Pyramid of Sorcerer’s Isle: An adventure for levels 5-10. Long unoccupied, the pyramid on Sorcerer’s Isle now flows with strange magical energy, warping creatures and the landscape around it. The Cult of the Dragon and Red Wizards of Thay have taken notice, and it’s up to you to keep whatever power dwells there out of their hands.
DDEX1-12: Raiders of the Twilight Marsh: An adventure for levels 5-10. A black dragon’s treasure horde has been located in the Twilight Marsh, and within it are secrets that hold interest to the factions. With the dragon marauding over the countryside, the horde is left unguarded. Now is the time to plunder its lair!
DDEX1-13: Pool of Radiance Resurgent: An adventure for levels 5-10. Vorgansharax rules Phlan, using the Cult of the Dragon to extend his noxious gaze. But the green dragon seeks far more than control of the beleaguered town—ultimate power is nearly within reach. Will he reactivate the Pool of Radiance and ascend to greater prominence amongst his kind?
Essential Kit Rulebook
Encounters in the Savage Underdark: A 150-page supplement containing mini-adventures, NPCs, locations, and magic items. 24 unique encounters, NPCs, and locations for you to add to any subterranean campaign, including scaling suggestions so they can be used with different party levels.
Frozen Castle—Expanding Tyranny of Dragons: An adventure for levels 10-11. The loss of Skyreach Castle in Hoard of the Dragon Queen was a major setback to the Cult of the Dragon, but still only a setback. The cult is determined to retake the castle and claim Tiamat’s lost treasure buried in its frozen walls and cloudstuff vaults, but they aren’t the only ones. Giants and creatures of the frozen wastes wish to claim that wealth themselves!
In Volo’s Wake: An adventure for levels 1-4. The town of Phandalin, nestled in the foothills to the east of the Sword Mountains, continues to grow since being rebuilt after the devastation wrought by rampaging orc hordes. It recently survived violent gang activity, drow machinations, and even the attention of a green dragon. But can it withstand a new threat, bizarre but no less perilous: the fame brought by a visit from none other than loremaster Volothamp Geddarm?
Better grab these free Dungeons and Dragons products while you still can. After you get done watching The Witcher on Netflix or The Expanse on Amazon Prime, you can use these items to get you and your friends or family started on some heroic fantasy adventures.
Images courtesy of Wizards of the Coast.
USDT, USDC, and BUSD represent 93% of stablecoin market cap
Research from on-chain analytics provider Glassnode has revealed that the top three stablecoins represent more than 90% of the sector’s entire market cap.
Glassnode’s April 13 “Week On-chain” report found that the top three stablecoins — Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and Binance USD (BUSD) — have seen significant growth over the past six months to represent a combined capitalization of more than $60 billion, equal to 92.75% of the stablecoin market.
By contrast, six months ago the combined stablecoin capitalization for those three was less than one-third of its current levels at $19.2 billion. This time last year, stablecoins were worth just $7 billion combined.
The analysis compared the growth of stablecoins with Bitcoin’s market cap, identifying a clear correlation between the two. The report also found that USDT’s supply has continued to increase during recent weeks despite BTC trending sideways, whereas growth for USDC and BUSD has slowed.
The report notes historic lows for its Stablecoin Supply Ratio (SSR) metric, which measures Bitcoin’s market cap relative to the total stablecoin supply to estimate the global “buying power” of the stablecoin sector.
When BTC prices are low, the supply of stablecoins can buy a larger portion of it to push prices up. Conversely, as prices increase the available stablecoins can purchase less which reduces the influence on prices. Glassnode concluded:
“The growth of stablecoin supplies throughout 2020-21 has held the SSR metric near historical lows suggesting a relatively high buying power of digitally native dollars. The demand for digital dollars appears to be keeping pace with demand for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a whole.”
Tether’s market cap has over doubled since the beginning of 2021 to currently sit at a record $45.6 billion, according to the Tether transparency report. Circle’s website reported an all-time high of $11.5 billion USDC on April 9, while Goingecko estimated BUSD’s supply to be $5.1 billion on April 13.
On April 7, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire predicted its USDC stablecoin could soon surpass PayPal by settlement value.
NYSE celebrates historic ‘first trades’ with NFT series
The New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, has jumped on the NFT bandwagon by minting nonfungible tokens celebrating the first trade made in the shares of prominent U.S. companies.
In an April 13th announcement, NYSE’s president, Stacey Cunningham, described NFTs as a “new, fun way to mark the moment” of a company’s first trade on the NYSE.
The first six NYSE NFTs commemorating the first trades for Spotify, Snowflake, Unity, DoorDash, Roblox, and Coupang, with Cunningham confirming “there will be many more NYSE NFTs to come.”
The first NFTs are already listed on Crypto.com’s NFT marketplace, with the tokens hosting a 10-second video clip presenting information about the company’s first trade — including its time, date, and listing price.
Infamous crypto Twitter troll “Bit Lord” was less political with his phrasing:
“You clowns haven’t even listed $BTC, get off my timeline scammers.”
Alex Gausman, the founder of nonfungible token fractionalization platform, NFTX, noted he could not find the contract address for NYSE’s tokens, adding: “That’s like the least cool/artistic thing ever. Just buy the stock.”
While NYSE’s NFT listings are yet to receive any bids, similar tokens issued by rival publications including Forbes, Times, and the New York Times have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars this year.
Forbes’ first NFT featuring its latest issue cover with Gemini owners and billionaires the Winklevoss twins sold for $333,333 on April 8 this year. Times Magazine has issued nine NFTs to date with each individual cover NFT selling for between $100,000 and $250,000.
A column in the New York Times was tokenized for charity in March, raising more than $550,000 for NYT’s Neediest Case Fund.
By The Numbers: The Rate Bitcoin Must Climb To Reach $100K By July
Bitcoin is a numbers game through and through. There are only 21 million BTC. The code and its consensus algorithm are both made up of complex math. The total coins are slashed in half every four years, and so on and so fourth.
Most important of all, here’s the growth rate Bitcoin price must hit steadily to reach $100K per BTC by July 2021 according to one crypto capital manager – as well as the one thing that could get in the way.
Bitcoin Price Growth Rate Should Take Crypto Valuation To $100K By July
Bitcoin’s growth from virtually worthless to more than $60,000 per » Read more
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At the current pace, according to crypto capital manager Timothy Peterson, Bitcoin price would reach $100K by June 30th.
At only a daily growth rate of 0.64% the top crypto should hit $100K by July | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
The One Factor That Could Cause BTC To Fall Short Of Target
Bitcoin price must maintain comparable momentum over the last year to keep climbing at a similar rate and reach more than $100K per » Read more
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Price predictions for the next cycle top reach as much as $400K, with estimates more steeped in reality ranging from $125,000 to $325,000 per BTC.
The rally could really be over if the historically accurate signal is right again | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
There’s a chance, however, the cycle top is in, according to the Pi Cycle Top Indicator. If the historically accurate tool is right yet again, the leading cryptocurrency’s daily growth rate will begin to decline from here on out until another bull market breaks out.
Bitcoin price wouldn’t make it to $100K by July, and a return to prices much lower would follow. If that’s the case, crypto investors would have to wait a while longer for the number one cryptocurrency by market cap to reach that ultimate target.
Featured image from Deposit Photos, Charts from TradingView.com