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Personal hotspot is one of those iPhone features that I use a lot. And on the whole it’s been quite reliable. However, over the past few days I’ve had problems getting my MacBook Pro to connect.

This is the problem I was seeing. I could see my iPhone, and I could connect to it, but it took multiple connections and disconnections to give me access to the internet.

Needless to say, this was annoying, and it sent me on a long journey to find the solution.

And it turns out the solution is pretty simple.

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First off, there are a lot of “solutions” for this problem out there. I tried dozens, and none of them worked. I was confident that the issue was related to my Mac and not my iPhone because other devices had no problem connecting to the iPhone.

I won’t bore you with all the failed attempts, but while I was looking around in the macOS Network Preferences panel, (Go to System Preferences, click on Network, make sure Wi-Fi is selected in the left pane, and click Advanced…), I noticed that in the list of Preferred Networks, there was an entry with my iPhone’s name.

That didn’t seem right.

I deleted it (by selecting it and pressing the – at the bottom of the panel), closed the screen and my connection started working immediately.

Yay!

I went back and cleared out a few years’ worth of network detritus from the listing, old networks, networks at cafes in foreign countries, old Airbnb’s, and test networks. I don’t think that achieved much, but the listing is now a lot cleaner to parse.

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-fix-an-annoying-macos-iphone-hotspot-bug/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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XRP, Dogecoin, Cardano Price Analysis: 12 May

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With Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, still holding a position below $60k and ETH surging past the $4,300-mark at press time, the rest of the market’s altcoins had two directions to choose from for their own price actions. While the likes of XRP and Dogecoin seemed to be losing steam, others like Cardano noted some resurgence on the price charts.

XRP

Source: XRP/USD on TradingView

After weeks of bullish movement on the back of positive developments in the SEC v. Ripple Labs case, the past 10 days or so have seen XRP depreciate on the charts once again. In fact, a 50-day window alone saw the crypto fall by over 14.5% before some gains followed. At the time of writing, XRP was trading at a level that was well away from its local top. What’s more, the alt was 56.25% away from its ATH.

As can be observed on XRP’s daily charts, the mouth of Bollinger Bands has closed over the past few weeks thanks to falling volatility. Further, the past few trading sessions also saw MACD line dip below the Signal line as bearishness took over the crypto market.

As mentioned, positive developments have indeed helped in pushing the altcoin’s price north. However, some concerns persist, concerns that may have precipitated corrections for XRP.

For instance, many in the community remain worried about the likelihood of the SEC coming after them with sanctions.

Dogecoin  [DOGE]

Source: DOGE/USD on TradingView

Dogecoin, the crypto-market’s premier meme-coin, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, has been one of the cryptos to grab the attention of mainstream media over the past few months thanks to its extraordinary performance on the price charts. Its price action in the month of May itself was a case in point, with DOGE climbing by almost 85% in 5 days, before falling by over 35%.

Here, it’s worth noting that the uptick came on the back of anticipation associated with Elon Musk’s SNL appearance, an appearance which turned out to be a damp squib. News of Barry Silbert shorting DOGE didn’t help either.

It wasn’t all bad news, however. While Parabolic SAR’s dotted markers had switched trends to take the bearish side, the Chaikin Money Flow remained healthy and was above zero.

According to some analysts, this could be an opportunity to “buy the dip.”

Cardano [ADA]

Source: ADA/USD on TradingView

Cardano, now the sixth-largest cryptocurrency in the market, like XRP and Dogecoin, has had a good 2021 with YTD returns of 918%, at press time. While the price action of ADA was fairly stable in the months of March and April, the last few days have seen the altcoin climb up the charts again. On the back of a weekly hike of almost 40%, ADA surged to a new ATH of $1.82 a few hours ago.

Bollinger Bands were diverging, at the time of writing, a sign of the crypto’s price candles making room for incoming price volatility. With Awesome Oscillator’s histogram picturing an uptick in positive market momentum, ADA’s near-term price action was likely to be northbound.

Cardano was in the news recently after Charles Hoskinson took issue with some claiming that it is a “blatant scam.”


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Tesla Halts Bitcoin Payments Over Environmental Concerns, Sending the Cryptocurrency to Session Lows

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Earlier this year, in what appeared to be a massive win for the crypto space, Tesla began accepting payments in Bitcoin. The move was heralded for legitimizing Bitcoin’s transactional utility beyond just a speculative asset class. 

But now, Tesla is backtracking its monumental decision.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that his company would no longer accept payments in Bitcoin, citing concerns over “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining.” 

Bitcoin’s environmental concerns are certainly nothing new. Many have criticized the digital asset and its proof-of-work (POW) system for its hefty electrical consumption. 

Bitcoin’s surge in price has further incentivized miners to expand their operations, leading to annualized consumption levels surpassing that of small nations. According to University of Cambridge’s Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, Bitcoin miners around the world account for approximately 147 terawatts in electrical consumption — roughly 0.5% of global power usage. 

Bearish Sentiment Sets in for Bitcoin Following Tesla News

Following Musk’s announcement, Bitcoin prices immediately plummeted 10%, dropping down to $51,000.

Bitcoin saw immense selling pressure following Elon’s announcement on Twitter, leading to the major cryptocurrency to crash 10% within 2 hours. Source: Tradingview.com

According to options data from Deribit Metrics, bearish sentiment appears to be setting in on the futures market as well. The volume on Bitcoin May 28 puts skyrocketed to a daily notional value of $225 million — more than double of the trading volume on May 28 calls. At press time, Bitcoin’s put/call ratio sits at 0.88.

Despite the negative sentiment, however, investors should consider that Tesla has not sold most of its Bitcoin holdings. 

Earlier this February, Tesla revealed that it had purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. The tech company soon after announced that it would begin accepting Bitcoin — a catalyst that helped Bitcoin rally past $60,000. During its first quarter earnings on April 26th, Tesla revealed that it had sold $272 million of its Bitcoin investment– which was worth well over $2.5 billion at the time. 

While Tesla was no longer to accept Bitcoin for vehicle purchases, Musk specified that the company will continue to hold the Bitcoin on its balance sheet, while actively searching for more environmentally friendly alternatives. “We are looking at other cryptocurrencies that use <1% of Bitcoin’s energy/transaction,” he said.

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In Less than A Week, How Internet Computer (ICP) Climbed To The Top 10

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Internet Computer Price (ICP) is Dfinity’s solution to give users more control over the internet. Research firm Messari has compiled a report, written by Mira Christanto and Wilson Withiam, on this project. Launch less than a week ago, it has managed to smash its way into CoinMarketCap’s top 10 with a $36,312,740,874 market capitalization and a $1,18 billion in trading volume.

Its developer, Dfinity, sits amongst the longest and best-funded smart contract platforms in the crypto space, claims Messari. As shown below, only Polkadot has raised more capital than the $121 million obtained by Dfinity for their project with an estimated additional $40 million for ecosystem development.

Internet Computer Price ICP ICPUSDT
Source: Messari

Build since 2016, Internet Computer hasn’t gained more interest due to its complexities and “abstract vision”. Its objective is to give developers the tool to create and host software without relying on big corporations.

Thus, the internet, its uses cases, data, and ecosystem will no longer be in the hands of a few big tech companies and users will enjoy more benefits. Under this platform, they will have a saying on how “a new internet” should be run. Messari claims:

The problem Dfinity is addressing extends beyond just blockchain technology. It aims to build a decentralized, scalable cloud-like platform that can store data, perform computation, and support community-driven governance. It’s addressing the issues plaguing traditional internet, such as relatively low data security and an oligopoly consisting of big tech companies.

ICP has been launched on major exchanges, such as Huobi, Binance, Coinbase Pro, OKEx, and others. At the time of its debut, ICP traded for around $506 and dropped south of the $290 price mark. Since then, it has oscillated in this range.

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ICP on a downtrend after exchange debut. Source: ICPUSDT Tradingview

Internet Computer Price (ICP) And Its Unique Tokenomics

Dfinity’s platform could be defined as a project to expand internet access, eliminate the “monopoly” enforced by big tech, and offer developers, users, enterprises, and governments a mechanism to deploy “software and services directly to the public internet”. Messari adds:

It aims to not only reduce platform risk but also reduce complexity in building and maintaining systems. This would also accelerate the time it takes developers to launch a new product. Executed correctly, Dfinity hopes to offer the first blockchain that runs at web speed and can scale to support any volume of smart contract computations and any amount of data.

ICP will have a total supply of 469,213,710 with the majority distributed to seed investors, the DFINITY Foundation, team members, early contributors. 0.80% will be destined for a community airdrop and 0.48% for early community members.

Internet Computer Price ICP ICPUSDT
Source: Messari

As researcher Mira Christanto pointed out, ICP will have initial low inflation. As the image above shows, a large percentage of its supply will remain locked for at least 3 years. ICP will be used for 3 purposes: incentive and enable the governance model, provided validators with rewards, and produced a stablecoin called CYCLES.

The stablecoin is produced from ICPs and will have a burn mechanism to “fuel computation” for the Internet Computer.

Internet Computer Price ICP ICPUSDT
Source: Messari

As Christanto said, this burn mechanism will contribute to the stabilization of computation demand, maintaining low gas feed, and keep ICP’s price “independent”. The researcher concluded:

Competition among programmable Layer 1s is intense. Dfinity has luckily launched during a bull market. But creating the ultimate world computer is still at play.

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