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Only In Crypto: A Croissant Breaks Down Elon Musk’s “End Game” For Bitcoin

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Two weeks on from Tesla’s U-turn on accepting Bitcoin for payments, and markets have so far failed to recapture their previous sparkle.

The event has become the subject of much hearsay and conjecture. In trying to explain the action, @CroissantEth lays out his theory regarding Musk’s Bitcoin “end game.” Which, if true, could be the start of a new narrative surrounding the leading cryptocurrency.

Was This A Tesla Marketing Ploy All Along?

Throughout this period, the actions of Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny, as many try to understand what happened.

Why backtrack on Bitcoin based on information he had foreknowledge of? Add to that his disregard of claims that Bitcoin runs primarily on renewable energy, and many believe there is more going on than publically disclosed.

Having considered the issues at play, @CroissantEth said the whole thing is an elaborate ruse to further integrate Bitcoin into his companies.

A similar message was put out by Bitcoin-bull Anthony Pompliano, who described the incident as a marketing ploy. Pompliano said the U-turn is a launching pad for Tesla to release a renewable power mining rig eventually.

“So I think this is some sort of a market ploy by Tesla, draw attention to the issue and come up with a solution and kind of save the day.”

Is Tesla Looking To Monetize Bitcoin?

@CroissantEth paints a more detailed picture than Pompliano by elaborating on the steps that brought him to this conclusion.

It begins by mentioning Tesla shareholder Ark Invest, who published research on solar battery Bitcoin mining. The paper also seems to imply Tesla’s involvement with this venture.

“Most importantly, Ark published an article demonstrating research on Solar Battery $BTC mining The research seems to hint at a $BTC use case for Tesla regarding energy provision & efficiency, one that Tesla’s team mentions later in this thread & the results are very promising

@CroissantETH then mentions carbon credits, which are a significant slice of Tesla’s income. But profitability on this is expected to decline in the future as rival car manufacturers step up their emissions game.

Carbon credits refer to a market mechanism that aims to lower emissions. “Negative” companies sell their carbon credits to customers who are interested in lowering their carbon footprint.

With this in mind, @CroissantETH infers an added motivation to seek out new revenue streams, possibly involving the monetization of Bitcoin.

Tesla’s main business is in producing solar panels, solar roofs, and batteries. Often times Tesla powerwalls run into excess energy, which could hypothetically be re-routed to $BTC mining with a GPU This way, Tesla could turn excess power into a digital asset instantly bankable

The above makes for some interesting sleuthing and goes some way in accounting for Musk’s bizarre Bitcoin U-turn. However, for now, it remains a theory.

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/only-in-crypto-a-croissant-breaks-down-elon-musks-end-game-for-bitcoin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=only-in-crypto-a-croissant-breaks-down-elon-musks-end-game-for-bitcoin

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Riot reveals planned changes to weaken Lillia’s early game, buff durability and scaling

She’ll still be a scary threat when the mid-to-late game rolls around.

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Many people know Lillia as League of Legends‘ resident Bashful Bloom in the jungle, where she has made a name for herself among pro play and solo queue play alike. However, Riot Games has detailed some changes for the champion that will pull back some power from her early game to make room for more durability and late game power.

Game designer Daniel “Maxw3ll” Emmons gave the players a general overview of some of the planned adjustments, which consisted of giving her Q ability a regeneration effect while dealing damage-over-time, while also getting more base damage, and an AP scaler.

On the other hand, the developers are looking to nerf how much movement speed Lillia gains from her Blooming Blows ability in the early portions of the game, while also increasing the cooldown on her Swirlseed. Her ability to whack people with her Q, then dance around them with her increased speed made her so annoying to deal with pre-level six. She will also be getting a nerf to her ultimate, Lilting Lullaby, but that change hasn’t been detailed just yet.

The goal for these changes is to make her more widespread towards solo queue, instead of just being a pro play focused champion. Currently, Lillia has a 42.7 percent win rate in ranks Platinum and above, according to Champion.GG, but she was one of the most played junglers in the LCS, LEC, LPL, and LCK during the 2021 Spring Split. By making her more durable, the early game clears will be a lot more forgiving for players who are as efficient with her movement speed and damage.

Lillia hasn’t seen much play during the start of the 2021 Summer Split across major regions, with junglers like Rumble, Xin Zhao, and Udyr rising up in priority again. It’ll be interesting to see if these adjustments will help her in terms of her success in solo queue as the changes settle in.

Source: https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/riot-reveals-planned-changes-to-weaken-lillias-early-game-buff-durability-and-scaling

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Rocket League Championship Series X Championships begin tomorrow

Four regions, four brackets, $1 million.

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The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X Championships are about to begin, with round one kicking off at 10am CT on June 15, with 16 teams competing for their share of $1 million in overall prizing.

Matches will run through June 20, with the final day featuring the European and North American finals. 

The event will take place over four different regions, EU, NA, Oceania, and South America, though Oceania and SA will only feature the two top teams from each region facing off in a single best-of-seven series. EU and NA will have six teams each, competing in a full playoff bracket. 

Here are all of the teams competing within each of the regional competitions. 

Europe

  • Team BDS
  • Team Vitality
  • Top Blokes
  • Guild Esports
  • Solary
  • Team Queso

North America

  • NRG Esports
  • Team Envy
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Rogue
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan

Oceania

  • Ground Zero Gaming
  • Cringe Society

South America

  • True Neutral
  • FURIA

The SA and Oceania finals will run on June 19, with a special 3v3 show match scheduled to showcase some talented Japanese players acting as a break between the two. 

You can learn more about the tournament format, prizing, and the full schedule on the official Rocket League website. All of the matches will be streamed live on the main Rocket League Twitch channel.

Source: https://dotesports.com/rocket-league/news/rocket-league-championship-series-x-championships-begin-tomorrow

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Razer reveals AMD-based Blade 14 at E3 keynote

The best of both worlds.

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After years of Intel-based releases, Razer unveiled its first AMD-powered laptop with the Blade 14 at E3 2021.

Razer is bringing back the Blade 14 after a lengthy three-year absence, and with it, a new partnership with AMD. The Blade 14 features an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 9 5900HX unlocked processor with a base clock of 3.3GHz that boosts up to 4.6GHz. AMD’s processors power some of the strongest gaming laptops on the market, like the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and ROG Strix series. The ROG Strix series features the HX-class processor found in the Blade 14, while the more comparable G14 features an HS-class processor.

Aside from its new partnership with AMD, Razer is implementing Nvidia’s RTX 3080 GPU and a 165Hz QHD display into the Blade 14. There are three different models of this laptop. The base version ships with the Ryzen 9 5900HX, an RTX 3060, and an FHD 144Hz display. Moving up the line, Razer offers two models with a 165Hz QHD display with the same 5900HX processor. The only difference between the two QHD models is one features the RTX 3070, and the other offers the RTX 3080.

Razer packs all of this power into an impressively slim 14-inch laptop that follows the same Blade design language fans have become accustomed to. Along with the familiar design comes a wide feature set including upgradable storage from 1TB, Chroma RGB, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, several USB connections, DisplayPort 1.4, and HDMI 2.1.

Each model of the Razer 14 runs $1,799, $2,199, and $2,799, respectively.

Despite its new partnership with AMD, Razer still offers its newest Intel-based Blade laptops.

The Blade 14 is available now. For more information, fans can visit the official Razer Store.

Source: https://dotesports.com/hardware/news/razer-reveals-amd-based-blade-14-at-e3-keynote

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