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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits’ “Wide Linear” Exploration Gets More Detail

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While Kena does have a main path, there are side areas to explore, and multiple ways to progress.


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Kena: Bridge of Spirits was a surprise reveal last year that caught the eye of many. At one point it was set to launch alongside Sony’s PS5, but in the end, it got a delay. We haven’t seen a lot from the game since its initial unveiling, outside some very nice screenshots here and there. While we still don’t have much footage, yet, we do have some details about how you’ll navigate through the world.

In the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine (February 2021), Ember Lab Co-Founder Josh Grier spoke about the game. He said they are looking at the game as ‘wide linear’. That means that while there is a set main path, and not really openly non-linear, there are things to explore to the side in some ways and different avenues of progression.

Maybe one of the most interest parts is Grier seems to indicate you can unlock your way forward multiple ways. Ones of the examples given are moving forward by either solving a puzzle or defeating a tough mini-boss in the way. It’s unclear how often you’ll get find yourself in that situation, but it sounds like a unique way to tackle progress, hopefully we’ll see more soon.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is set to release at some point this year for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game has no official date, yet, but Sony recently indicated that it was targeting a March release.


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Generational Theory and The Historical Significance of Bitcoin

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In a recent piece for CNN, journalist Kaya Yurleff made a rather startling announcement: emojis are dead…well, more or less. Says who? Generation Z, that’s who. Colloquially known as zoomers, these trendsetters were born between the years of 1996 and 2010. Everything lives, and everything dies. And emojis, we’re told, are on the way out. Times like these call for a yellow face sporting a slight frown, shedding a single, blue tear from one eye. Zoomers, however, would not approve.

Ostensibly, what we are witnessing here is the exorcism of emojis from society. On closer inspection, though, what we’re really witnessing is a generational shift, a shift in conceptual frameworks and cultural narratives. Can such shifts be used to explain bitcoin’s prominence?

In 1981, William Strauss and Neil Howe developed the Strauss–Howe generational theory. Every 25 years, generation demands change; fresh social, political, and economic norms are created, often radically different from those that came before them. Established institutions are attacked and weakened, all in the name of freedom. The generation demanding change can be seen as cultural architects; in order to build, however, they must first destroy.

1996, the year these architects first burst onto the scene, also happened to be the same year that internet banking went mainstream. The move to online financing revolutionized the way we do business. In fact, although the internet was available to the public in 1991, the world had to wait until 1996 for the likes of Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, which subsequently opened the door to Google and Gmail. The rest, as they say, is history.

1996 was also the year Motorola gifted us with the StarTAC, the world’s first-ever flip phone. And yes, for any zoomers reading this, flip phones were revolutionary.

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A quarter of a century before flip phones blew our minds, the first-ever facelift took place. That same year, with the abolishment of the gold standard, President Nixon performed some cosmetic surgery of his own. His client? The US dollar. The results? Not so pretty. 

This was also the year that physics went “mainstream,” firmly establishing itself as the dominant science. The inimitable Stephen Hawking was busy developing his theories of black holes

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union launched the world’s first space station program.

25 years before that, in the mid-1940s, WW2 had just ended. The world, battered and bruised, entered a phase of healing and restructuring. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established, as were the independent states of Syria and Lebanon. 25 years before that, “The Jazz Age” was born. Babe Ruth began playing for the New York Yankees. The Irish War of Independence was taking place. The Weimar Republic was aggressively flirting with hyperinflation. Venezuela became the world’s second-largest oil-producing nation.

In 2021, a century later, the world is an incredibly different place. Venezuela is a mess. Syria and Lebanon are, from humanitarian and economical perspectives, disaster zones. The IMF, in many ways, is also a sort of disaster zone.

Venezuela, Syria, Lebanon, and the IMF are symbolic of the old system: badly run nations and institutions, ran by ill-equipped, ill-informed individuals. 

It’s easy to see why digital natives of today have little interest in the old system. Why would they? More importantly, why should they?

While fiat currencies continue to lose their power, the king of cryptocurrencies continues to soar. On Friday, February 19th, bitcoin’s market value hit $1 trillion. Now, the world wonders if the world’s first example of ‘digital gold’ can overtake Alphabet Inc., currently valued at $1.43 trillion? The answer appears to be yes.

A digital future

The old system represents brick and mortar buildings, physical currencies, and face-to-face interactions. The pandemic, however, has resulted in an almost global shift to online commerce. Consumers have been nudged – or quarantined – away from traditional coins and bills. Things, we’re told, will never be the same. If that warning applies to physical currencies, perhaps that’s a good thing.

In 2019, zoomers became the largest generation, constituting close to 33% of the global population. Millennials are no longer top dogs. Although a share of zoomers lacks the finances to invest heavily in crypto, they’re excited by the possibilities that Bitcoin presents.

Noelle Acheson, in a brilliantly written piece for Coindesk, notes how zoomers “will see nothing strange in allocating their savings to assets via swipes on their phones (or movements of their headsets or digital glasses, who knows). It is unlikely they will find the fragmented nature of crypto markets alarming.” The author believes that “the creativity of many crypto-asset products on the market today could appeal to their strong sense of individualism.”

Millennials are inherently distrustful of centralized institutions. Why would anyone assume that zoomers, who tend to be even more digitally savvy than Millennials, have any interest in traditional, centralized models of governance and finance?

As Acheson notes, zoomers “will emerge into a market in which traditional investment standards no longer apply, and for which the word “unprecedented” has lost most of its meaning.”

As we see with emojis, a linguistic shift is emerging. This shift may very well prove to be symptomatic of a broader shift in society. In fact, we may be witnessing the beginning of a crypto-infused revolution. Does a digital future, free from intermediaries like central banks, await us? If zoomers have their way, brick and mortar institutions could become a thing of the past.


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Elon Musk Hoists Dogecoin With Another Satirical Shout-Out

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Dogecoin Gets Another Free PR From Elon Musk, Becomes 10th Largest Cryptocurrency

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Elon Musk once again gives dogecoin another free PR. This is coming not long after the Tesla boss made a series of tweets about the dog-themed cryptocurrency which seemed to have influenced a positive surge in its value in the past.

In a recent tweet, the billionaire entrepreneur mentioned the cryptocurrency in a manner which some would find chucklesome. He tweeted, “doge spelled backwards is egod”. The tweet has since then gained over three hundred and seventy thousand likes in the past day, suggesting the idea of reaching a large audience.

Elon Musk and several other celebrities like Snoop Dogg have been making a series of tweets in support of dogecoin – a cryptocurrency that started as a parody in 2013. The tweets in the past—especially Elon’s—contributed to the increase in the value of the coin. The coin went up 31% on the 8th of February following these series of tweets to an ATH of $0.083745, and, according to CoinMarketCap, ranked amongst the top 10 cryptocurrencies in terms of market value.

Dogecoin which was created by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer as a joke on Reddit in 2013 has since gained more recognition following these PRs, with people speculating if it could be the future.

Unfortunately, more Twitter memes from the SpaceX CEO have proven to be a colossal fiasco as the tweets have failed to help the dog-themed cryptocurrency sustain its momentum, after the fall in its value to $0.0600 on the 15th of February. The coin has so far been fluctuating between $0.05 and $0.04, showing no signs of an increase in value regardless of the persistency with which Elon Musk has backed it up.

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Last week, Elon took to Twitter to post a meme of a dog on the surface of the Moon with a flag bearing the face of the cryptocurrency; he captioned it “literally”. This tweet had over half a million likes. Before this, on the 21st of February, he made a tweet, saying, “Dojo 4 Doge” and just before that, he tweeted, “bought some Dogecoin for Lil X, so he can be a toddler holder”. Nonetheless, none of these tweets—including the most recent—has affected the value of the currency like his PRs before. This begs the question: is there still hope for dogecoin?

Now, while some people may lose hope in dogecoin due to its staggering value that seems to not be going quite well of late, it is important to note that it is possible that there could be some concrete prospect for the coin.

This, of course, is all speculative and stems from predictions from different bodies. However, we keep it at a close watch, wondering if it will increase in value to compete with the top assets in the game and if this should ever occur, when would it, and would such increase be influenced by memes from influential people?


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XRP, Cosmos, Elrond Price Analysis: 07 March

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XRP floated above its press time support but needed to retake additional resistance levels to overturn its bearish market. ATOM reflected a consolidated market as the price moved within a fixed channel while Elrond traded within an ascending channel after a bounce back from the $100-mark.

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Meanwhile, the world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin was trading at $50,870 with a 24-hour trading volume of over $36.3 billion.

XRP

Source: XRP/USD, TradingView

XRP was still at the nascent stage of a recovery as the bulls barely held on to $0.46 level after flipping it to support. Weekly gains of over 10% highlighted the bounce back from $0.40 support as XRP rose steadily on the 4-hour time frame. Nevertheless, several challenges awaited the bulls moving forward. The first was to overcome bearish sentiment in the market set by the 200-SMA (green) crossing above the 50-SMA (blue).

Short-medium term challenges were presented by the overhead resistance levels $0.5 and $0.55. However, the ADX rested around the 15 mark and indicated a weak trend in the XRP market. The MACD line moved alongside the signal line as equilibrium was maintained between each side. Considering the neutrality set by the indicators, the bulls might have to sustain a period of consolidation before a northbound move.

Cosmos [ATOM]

Source: ATOM/USD, TradingView

The Bollinger Bands on Cosmos started to converge as volatility looked to escape the Cosmos market. Short-bodied candlesticks on the 4-hour charts showed that the buyers and sellers were not in major disagreement with regard to the price. The RSI pointed lower from the 50-mark.

If the bears take control over the coming sessions, a fall towards $16.45 support could present some buying opportunities for traders at a discounted price. A psychological boost could also stem from a breach above the overhead resistance at $21.45.

Elrond [EGLD]

Source: EGLD/USD, TradingView

Gains over the past week amounted to over 12% as Elrond bounced back strongly from the $100-mark. As the price formed higher highs and higher lows, an ascending channel appeared on the 4-h0ur timeframe. The indicators tilted in the favor of the bulls at press time but a break outside the channel seemed unlikely.

The MACD closed in on a bullish crossover, while the red bars on the histogram moved towards the equilibrium point. The RSI was neutral-bullish as the index moved flat from above the 50-level.  A move above the upper trendline over the long run would present an upside at $208. Conversely, a southbound move from the lower trendline could see EGLD move towards the $100 level once again.


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