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Niantic to make big changes to Pokémon Go in July, includes new exploration bonuses and updating play-from-home elements

Niantic is finally pushing changes to the game in certain regions to promote in-person play again.

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Niantic has detailed some new updates that will be pushed out to Pokémon Go in the coming months for the game’s exploration bonuses and a few other areas. 

These bonuses are part of the developer’s continued efforts to iterate on and reimagine the core mechanics of Pokémon Go that have been evolving since COVID-19 forced them to change how players can participate in raids, events, and other aspects of the game that typically required in-person action or participation.

Now, with more countries continuing to open up and return to normal activities with the introduction of COVID vaccines and other protective methods, Niantic is ready to push some additional changes live. The first of these is some additional bonuses for players. 

New exploration bonuses are going to be introduced to reward players who are going back outside. This will apply to spinning PokéStops, playing at in-person raids, and meeting distance milestones, with players in the United States and New Zealand seeing them first. 

Here is what you can expect when these new bonuses go into effect near the end of July. 

  • Receive up to two free Raid Passes per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
  • Benefit from increased Incense effectiveness while moving.
  • Be guaranteed gifts when spinning PokéStops so long as they have not reached their maximum gift inventory.
  • Receive 10x bonus XP from spinning a PokéStop for the first time.

These bonuses will end when the Season of Discovery ends on Sept. 1, though new ones might be added at the start of subsequent seasons of content. 

Niantic will also be reevaluating certain changes made to the game over the last year, with plans to change or remove certain bonuses that were introduced post-Pokémon Go Fest 2021 last year. Here are the specifics for which bonuses are being removed or changed, with these also being implemented in the U.S. and New Zealand first. 

  • Incense effectiveness when stationary will revert to standard, while it will increase when moving. 
  • Buddy Pokémon Gift frequency will be reduced since players will be collecting more items from PokéStops outside.
  • PokéStop and Gym interaction distances will revert back to normal, though may be increased in certain circumstances or during events. 
  • Remote Raids will also be getting an overhaul in the near future as Niantic tries to balance them with in-person raids. 

Additionally, other bonuses added last year will be kept, including the first catch of the day bonus, various updates to the Go Battle League and Trainer Battle requirements, and more. Here is a full list of what Niantic is keeping for now. 

  • Incense duration will remain at 60 minutes.
  • No walking requirement for Go Battle League.
  • You can challenge any Trainer remotely with a QR Code, and the requirement to battle with friends remotely has been lowered to Good Friends.
  • The maximum number of Gifts you can carry in your Item Bag at a time will remain at 20.
  • Trainers will be able to open up to 30 Gifts per day, up from the previous 20.
  • You will continue to receive three times the Stardust and XP for your first Pokémon catch of the day.

More information will be shared as Niantic continues to mess with certain elements of Pokémon Go moving forward.

Source: https://dotesports.com/news/niantic-to-make-big-changes-to-pokemon-go-in-july-includes-new-exploration-bonuses-and-updating-play-from-home-elements

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‘Rich Dad’ Author Robert Kiyosaki Predicts ‘Giant Stock Market Crash’, Keeps HODLing Bitcoin

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The highly successful author behind the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” series of personal finance books, Robert Kiyosaki, has predicted a “giant stock market crash” is coming in October, and while he noted the price of bitcoin may crash too, he is not selling his BTC holdings.

According to a tweet Kiyosaki published, the best-selling author believes that the stock market crash will take down with it not only equities but also the price of precious metals like gold and silver. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin will also be affected, with cash being “best for picking up bargains after crash.”

The author added he will not be selling his gold, silver, or bitcoin, but maintains “lots of cash for life after stock market crash,” before noting he believes the stock market is currently dangerous for investors.

Kiyosaki has over 1.7 million followers on the microblogging platform, partly thanks to the success of his “Rich Dad Poor Dad” books. The main book of the series of one of the top 10 personal finance books of all time, “advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one’s business and financial aptitude.”

The best-selling author has been predicting a stock market crash for some time now. In June, he recommended buying bitcoin ahead of what he believes was going to be the “biggest crash in world history.” The crash, he revealed, was coming after the “biggest bubble in world history” popped.

In August, he revealed BTC had the “greatest upside” while the value of the U.S. dollar was dropping. Earlier this year, the author said the price of bitcoin was “going to $1.2 million” in five years. Kiyosaki has also recently commented on China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency.

Per his words, China is “about to launch its Government crypto coin,” and as such outlawed cryptocurrency mining and trading to crackdown on privately issued competitors.

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Santiment: Ethereum Network Growth Stalling, Speculators Turning to Other L1s

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Crypto-focused behavior analytics startup Santiment claims market speculators are moving on from Ethereum ($ETH) to other layer one (L1) blockchains that offer a higher rate of return on investment. 

In a new insights blog post titled “ETH – Where has all the magic gone?”, which was published on September 22, Santiment says that exchanges are experiencing an influx of $ETH, indicating that investors are moving to sell their $ETH holdings. 

Santiment’s recent insights report comes in the wake of Bitcoin’s recent selloff, leading to a price depression across the crypto markets. While Ethereum managed to rebound above $3,000, the price dip took the cryptoasset close to $2,600 as investors responded to the bearish downturn. 

Santiment identified Ethereum’s price action as “not the healthiest look” for creating an uptrend, and indicated the majority of the trading was being driven by macro events such as the Evergrande meltdown and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s stance towards crypto. 

Santiment also says Ethereum’s network growth is sending a troubling sign to investors: 

ETH’s Network Growth has been stagnant for the past few months even after the price bottomed out. Price continued to grow but Network Participants continue to just range, this deviation is generally not a healthy sign.

Santiment attributed the change in Ethereum’s network activity to growing interest in other projects, such as Avalanche ($AVAX), coinciding with a gradual decline in NFT speculation:

As usual, if there are better speculative opportunities that are cheaper and yields higher ROI, people will be there. And for now, ETH isn’t the place for that.

Santiment concluded that $ETH’s price struggles are being exacerbated by speculators moving on to other cryptoassets, causing a stagnation in network growth.

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Binance Charity Launches NFT Tree Planting Project ‘Tree Millions’ To Plant 10 Million Trees Worldwide

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Binance Charity, the first-ever blockchain-enabled transparent donation platform, leads the most ambitious NFT tree planting project to date, to plant 10 million trees worldwide.

Tree Millions Alliance launches on September 28, 2021, led by Binance Charity.

The initiative already has 17 crypto industry players confirmed to help with reforestation efforts and aims to have 100 members by March 21, 2022, in celebration of the UN Day of Forests.

The multi-million dollar fundraising campaign is open to both corporations and individuals.

For every donation made, an NFT certificate encrypted with the details of trees planted will be issued.

It repurposes NFTs as a tool to track how donors’ money has been spent and record details such as the species of tree and where and when it’s been planted. As with all Binance Charity projects, 100% of the donation will go directly to the project execution partners.

CZ, founder and CEO of Binance, said,

“The crypto industry is young and constantly evolving, so we recognize the role our industry needs to play in protecting the planet. Tree Millions is just one step towards mitigating our impact on the natural world – we’ll keep innovating and collaborating to reduce this further. Blockchain technology is a powerful tool for building a fairer, more transparent and more equal future. We’re determined to continue unlocking this potential.”

Binance Charity is teaming up with Binance NFT, a world-leading NFT marketplace, for Tree Millions to plant the NFT in metaverse to create the world’s largest virtual tree planting forest.

In addition, Binance NFT will line up creators to take part in ‘NFT for Good’ to drive fundraising efforts for Tree Millions. NFT for Good was first launched in June 2021 by Binance Charity and Binance NFT, with a vision to capture creativity to drive meaningful change. The NFT certificates produced for Tree Millions by Binance Charity will use Binance Smart Chain, which uses less than 1% of the energy consumption of Bitcoin.

Helen Hai, head of Binance Charity and Binance NFT, said,

“The natural world is in crisis, and we’re calling on the digital world to help. It’s increasingly clear that we’re all intrinsically linked, so if we fail nature, we fail ourselves. We know trees are a critical resource in the battle against climate change and an essential part in keeping the balance to our fragile ecosystems that help to provide life on earth – that’s why we’re launching Tree Millions. We believe crypto is the future and we want to be part of a future that is green.”

Binance Charity is working with established environmental nonprofits to help execute the tree planting, such as One Tree Planted and Koala Clancy Foundation already on board, with more to be announced soon.

The first phase of the project is underway with a $2 million donation from Binance. Tree planting efforts have started in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

Tree Millions Alliance is one step toward Binance Charity and Binance’s shared vision for a greener crypto industry. Last year, Binance launched Binance Smart Chain (BSC), one of the leading green blockchains. If the Bitcoin network consumes approximately 113.89 terawatts per hour per year (TWh/year), and the traditional banking systems consume 263.72 TWh/yr – Binance Smart Chain consumes less than 1% of it. BSC is extremely eco-friendly and cost-efficient as a blockchain and as an NFT minting platform.

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