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A simple Explanation of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrency is a better way. Cryptocurrencies are not controlled by an any organisation or individual.

We currently rely on banks to keep that ledger up to date. If the bank goes bust with our money on their ledger then we might well say goodbye to the money. Certainly the bank will charge you (or the receiving party) for digitally transferring your money. With a cryptocurrency everyone who uses the currency has a copy of the ledger. No one person or organisation is in control of the ledger. All the currency rules and regulations are clearly defined and the currency system itself is open source. This means that
everyone who is using the currency is controlling the currency, but there is nobody in charge. The cryptocurrency manages itself.

This sounds fantastically complicated – and it is, however just as you don’t need to understand how an iPhone works to gain great benefit from it, the same is true of cryptocurrencies, and they are getting more accessible with each forward step of the technology. Electroneum is one such step.

Why not use a bank?

Being able to transfer money to someone else without having to use a bank dramatically reduces the complexity and increases the speed of international transfers. This makes international trade easier and cheaper. With the amount of fraud that is reported online people are fearful of entering their financial information to make purchases, especially for small, low cost items. Cryptocurrencies can be anonymous, and protect the payor and payee. There are over a billion people in the world that do not have access to a bank, and yet they have access to the internet. There are over 2 billion people in the world without a bank account, and mobile devices and internet access is growing fast.

Why use a cryptocurrency?

  • Store value securely, privately and digitally.
  • Move that money around the world almost instantly with zero cost.
  • There are over 210 million people who use PayPal to make internet transactions 1 – even though they have a working bank card that they could use to make the payment directly. They chose PayPal for additional security and convenience. Cryptocurrencies offer a high level of security and anonymity without requiring a bank to be involved.

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If you want to go through my existing investment portfolio then check out this blog post->  About USI-Tech and BitPetite

If you are still exploring the bitcoin and from India and wondering how to buy and sell bitcoins, then check this link-> Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin

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How to buy Bitcoins in India?

In continuation to my post, Earn Money I realised that it is important to understand that how bitcoins can be purchased and invested in platforms that accept bitcoins and provide you interest over a period of time.

  • UNOCOIN: UNOCOIN is one of the leading Bitcoin exchange. You can download its mobile application. They need KYC documents in order to verify your account. Once you verify your account, you can either transfer money from your bank account, or you can use Payu Money to transfer the money and purchase the bitcoins. Hence, the process is simple, first, you need to have money in your UNOCOIN account, once the money is there, you can then use the buy Bitcoin feature and purchase the bitcoins.
  • Zebpay: Zebpay is another leading Bitcoin exchange in India. Again the same thing, you need to submit your KYC document before you start transferring the money and purchase the bitcoins. This is a mobile only application. Once mapped to your bank account, you can transfer the money (which generally takes 24 hours to reflect in your zebpay account).
  • Jaxx: This is the mobile wallet I use for storing the bitcoins I withdraw from Control-Finance website. it is safe and secure to use. From this wallet, you can transfer your bitcoins to Unocoin or Zebpay and then convert in rupees and withdraw it to your bank account.

Hence, the process is pretty simple. In case of any confusion let me know, I will be glad to help you 🙂

I Am Sorry, girl.

December 17th, I woke up to a news of a girl being raped and dumped on Delhi streets along with his male friend who was beaten up as well. We as a country are so “used to” incidents related to sexual offence that any other news on such incidents..ummm..is just another news? right
After this incident and as and when details started pouring in, I came to realize that it was just not a rape,but it was something which cant be done by humans. I have read a lot about beasts and daemons, but trust me after this incident I believe that they are not just folk fores they live among us, or for that matter in our brain.

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People seem to be up from their slumber, coming out and protest, just because this incident got media attention, can you imagine plight of those women, girls, minor who are raped daily without their plight getting noticed?

I am more concerned about the underlying behavioral change an Indian male is going through. We agree or not, but for majority of Indian males women are an object of sexual fantasy. no matter that male is educated or not. Every one seems to aspire for that one moment towards their object of desire. I might sound strange, but this is a fact.

As of now people will protest, pour their condolences on social media, have a coffee table discussion, till the time it fizzles out of their attention span and news channel starts bombarding us with some different issue.

See the point is that we need to introspect that is this feeling of anguish for this incident is really coming from bottom of our heart or is it because of media’s attention that we are following up? If you say the later as your option then I would say that go and enjoy your new year party, because on 1st of January when you will wake, by then you would have moved on to new year messages and tweets.

But yes, if you feel anguished not about just this incident but for every that incident which becomes a small headline about some or other sexual offence then we are on same page.

Question is, that are we heading in right direction as a human being? I have one sister too and I want her to enjoy her life to fullest without any limitations and boundaries defined for her, but every time such incidents happen, I am shaken within, and I ensure that I am teaching my little sister that how to be secure in public, what to do and what to avoid, just because she is living among beasts.

Though it’s a cliche now, but still is very relevant, we worship female gods, but an average Indian male given an opportunity will not hesitate in hurting modesty of a female, and that can be anything, even a simple case of eve teasing.

It’s high time, not to mourn but to get up and ensure that we as an individual have our thoughts sorted out, inculcate right values, be aware, and alert, because change in India is a long process, when it took almost 100 years to gain independence, then I can only hope that great grand children of this generation might see a better place to live in. Till then we can be part of an evolution which will eventually bring either of these two things. i.e. either we will succumb as a nation into moral bankruptcy, or we will cross over to a better and stable future where women will be seen as human being and not just object of sexual desire.

On this note, I want to say that I am terribly shameful of being an Indian at times and want to say that to the innocent girl who died, that where ever you are, I am sorry for you, because you didn’t deserve this just because you were a girl. I know I will say RIP, but I also know that getting this kind of end, no soul can rest in peace.I am sorry again. Hope your battered soul finds some moment of solace.

Barfi!

Some one said that life is a festival celebrate it, while I write Barfi’s review, this quote is what echoing within me. Yes after watching movie like Ek Tha Tiger which apparently shook my faith in Bollywood movies. I almost took a decision not to watch any Bollywood flick until a movie is something like Gangs of wasseypur types. But then your brain can only decide it’s the heart which takes the final shot, and I just came back from a mesmerizing cinematic experience known as BARFI!

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This movie is about a guy named “Barfi” [Ranbeer Kapoor] who is deaf and mute but still he is more expressive than normal human beings living in Darjeeling. Essentially Barfi is all about his bonding with other two main characters of movie Shruti [Ileana D’Cruz] and Jhilmil [Priyanka Chopra] which essentially drives the movie.

People might try to slot this movie in some genre, but I feel this movie can’t fit in one single genre, but yes I do believe that romance is something which can be felt in majority of the frames in this movie. Beauty of Barfi lies in the fact is that it’s not a movie which preaches about helping physically challenged people.

Barfi falls in love with gorgeous Shruti (who is already engaged), although Barfi can’t listen or speak, but still Shruti likes his company. Although Barfi is no match to Shruti who is from an affluent family where as Barfi’s father works as a driver. Shruti inspite of being in love with Barfi gets married to a different guy and moves on to Calcutta. Story moves on and brings together Barfi and Jhilmil who is suffering from Autism. Overall movie revolves around various incident happening around these three characters and how they keep  converging in each others path.

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No-where this movie tries to invoke sympathy from audience toward the character of Barfi and Jhilmil, from the word go they will grab you and will take you in their beautiful world. Performance wise I must say Ranbeer Kapoor has out-done himself. When Rock star came I felt it to be his career best performance which wont be repeated again, but as Barfi he has proved again that he is ready now to take on the reigning khans etc. Can you believe that he has not spoken a single dialogue or did some heroic stunt or typical latka and jhataks, yet he delivers like a heavy-duty performer. Watch out for a sequence where Barfi goes to meet Shruti’s dad, people actually clapped for this sequence. It’s will surely bring  tears in your eyes.

Priyanka and Ileana have played their part with full conviction and brilliance. You will fall in love with both of these characters. Ileana as Shruti will spell-bound you with her beauty and dignity, whereas Priyanka as Jhilmil will surely win your heart.

Many sequence will surely moisten up your eyes. Music plays a crucial role in the whole narrative with some soulful track you just feel like as if you are watching some one drawing a beautiful picture! Specially this track “Phir le aya dil” will stir your deep hidden feelings of lost love.

Barfi is all about faith in love, if you love some one then tell them, stand by them and hold them, if they go then release them, its all about acceptance of your own emotions which we tend to ignore just because of some situation.

Through out this movie I had a strange smile on my face, at times my eyes were moist too, overall I left movie hall with a strange happiness in my heart, what else you want..if you can be happy!

Go and watch Barfi, specially if you have ever been in love, this movie ultimately emphasizes the fact that indeed…..Life IS beautiful.. 🙂

Wanted-Respect!

Day before yesterday I saw this news of Guwahati debacle, where some 20 odd people (sorry they are not actually humans) outraged modesty of a girl shamelessly on streets.

The whole incident sent a chill down my spine, and forced me to think that where we as a human being are heading for? Or for that matter are Indian men so much sexually starved that this need is now converted in the only need they have in their life?

Psyche of such people who get involved in such acts is something which one should observe. I just wonder that why we have established a female as an object of lust? or for that matter why is it so difficult to respect a fairer sex?

Our value system, moral and ethics do teaches us since our child hood that one should respect elders, one should respect his mother, but no where it teaches that when you grow up, you need to respect other females as well. No one teaches a kid that once he grows up he needs to understand that morality is just not about giving respect to his mother and sister, it stretches beyond that.

Some how I believe that majority of Indian males are somehow loosing this race to basic sense of morality.

Rape, molestation, sexual assault, if these words are so dominant in your daily dose of news then it’s pretty easy to interpret that where we are heading for north or south?

At times I wonder, we have heard a lot about this issue, but do we really have a solution? If yes then what? Biggest issue I feel is that these incident are thrown in your face on day one and eventually it fades out of public memory getting replaced by some other incident. Morality and ethics is something which can be taught only with iron will, when one is clear that who all are the accused, then authorities should simply crack whip on such people like anything, go for them, punish them so hard that next time people like them think twice before they commit such things against a female

Somewhere down the line few examples need to be set if we really want to get things done. But equally important is to change the core of our thought process related to a female. Female is not equivalent to words like sex or lust, there is much more beyond that, they are your friends, your well wishers, even if not that, they are some one else s daughter and sister.

Some how being a guy I feel ashamed every time such things happens with a girl, I wish India or for that matter whole world becomes a safer place for the fairer sex. Amen!