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Once regulatory approvals have been confirmed by the #GFSC on the purchase of #GSX & #JUNO, further news on #NFT open market place, update on market listing & partner news. I'm expecting a fabulous run for #VLRM.
With a 20Mil MCAP, 22p sp - x5 from here in the interim!
Long term - this could be eye watering and is dependent on adoption. I am looking at anything between £200m and £800m!

Currently nothing is priced in and we should be at 50p with a fair value of £1.37 sp pricing in potential deals if not more!
#blockchain #NFTsCommunity #AQUIS
The sector & this space is getting hot and regulation will only help regulated exchanges thrive and consumer confidence return! #VLRM aim to access multiple #Trillion dollar markets!@DavidLenigas
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"Argument-Making in the Wild"

Today's SFI Seminar by Simon DeDeo (@LaboratoryMinds), streaming now. Follow our thread for pull quotes and slides:

First, let's divide human history into three eras, or regimes of #knowledge #production and #consumption:

• #premodern/#archaic
• #modern + #postmodern
• the #egregore (online content sharing)

• The premodern era is defined by caloric restriction.
• The modern era is characterized by a small number of sellers of #information vs. a large number of consumers (see also #HerbertSimon's remarks on the "poverty of #attention")

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LGBTQ+ Adoption: a 🧵.

In 2018, when I rang the first adoption agency - a major, central london-based charity with an “outstanding” Ofsted rating - we spoke to, I was asked what age of child we anticipated adopting.
“We were thinking of around about 18 months,” I said.

The Duty Social Worker laughed, and said:
“Older children with more problem tend to be placed with gay couples. Younger children with fewer problems tend to be placed with heterosexual couples.”
I asked her to repeat herself.

She did.

After our conversation I emailed her to triple check.

She emailed straight back saying she’d been “referring to ethnicity.”

I pointed out we hadn’t discussed ethnicity by that point in the conversation.
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Adoption: a 🧵.

It's exactly three years since our daughter's social worker told us that they couldn't provide us with a passport for her, because it turned out (despite their previous insistence otherwise) that she wasn't a British citizen.
The background: every UK local authority pledges to provide every child taken into their care with citizenship. However, because the UK govt charges more than £1k per application, local authorities routinely let that issue slide.
This leaves the most vulnerable children in our society stateless unless - and until - they are adopted. White baby girls are most likely to be adopted (you can work out the rest), so this disproportionately affects Global Majority boys who are in the care system.
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Our co-founder @JKim_Tran shared about #NFT utility from a #dev perspective at @openwebfounders.

👇Here is what you can learn about #web3 #dev when building for #NFTutility.
Building for #NFT utility requires multiple features.

You need to build for NFT #distribution, #data, and #validation, or partner with other platforms for different features.
When choosing #web3 dev tools, here is an evaluation checklist:

1) Other platform #adoption
2) Can they keep up with your growth? Does their #roadmap align with yours?
3) How to get help?
4) #web3community is small. Can you get a direct line with the #founders?
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If you have trouble accepting that adoption involves complex & chronic developmental trauma because it makes you feel badly about using adoption as a “solution” to abortion, it’s time to re-evaluate your beliefs.
#RoeVWade #RoeVsWade #abortion #adoption #MentalHealthAwareness
Without trauma-informed services, it’s very difficult to ensure the stability of as many adoptive families as possible. If you only care that kids are adopted but don’t care if they achieve safety & stability post-adoption, you don’t belong in this life-altering conversation.
To add for fellow activists - yes family preservation comes first. In the case of my message here, adopted kids continue to be created and continue to struggle post-adoption. And I *have* to provide & fight for post-adoption support & societal understanding on their behalf.
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As one of only a few post-adoption support specialists in the U.S., I’m disheartened to see folks use anti-abortion arguments that both encourage more adoptions while undermining the validity of post-adoption support at the same time. (Continued…)
#RoeVWade #adoption #abortion
That’s what’s happening when people essentially publicly insist “Adoption can’t involve trauma because I need to feel good about using it in a politically-motivated argument about abortion.” OK well adoption does involve trauma - your argument is the problem.
Like, it’s super clear to adoptees that so many only care about our existence in an abstract sense as it pertains to political arguments. However, far less people will honor the emotional, intellectual, and cultural labor it takes to live out our developmental trajectory.
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For the first time, Valereum's new Bridge Financial Platform will provide a tradeable #NFT on multiple crypto exchanges that will securely link specific fiat listed securities (shares) and listed debt of all kinds - from Alibaba to Zoom and from Chinese debt to US Treasuries.
Purchasers trading a Valereum launched Bridge NFT can be sure it is backed by the underlying security due to the use of the Mattereum Asset Passport. This is a world leading financial innovation to create 24/7/365 digital trading bridging the Crypto world to the fiat world.
The NFT sector is projected to move around $800 billion over next 2 years!
#crypto #cryptocurrency #NFTs #blockchain #adoption #VLRM #NFTcommunity
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Really interesting 168-strong survey, though a shame that only 2 surrogate mothers responded, so with an unintentional focus on those who benefit from #surrogacy it collects key data with balance provided. Our analysis follows. Epic 🧵 1.
2. Same sex respondents (9), 5 admit to using ‘legal loopholes’ to access #commercialsurrogacy in #Ukraine – laws there only permit infertile heterosexual couples to apply for #surrogacy
3. Reason for choosing #surrogacy: #adoption was restricted or not available (this refers to other countries, UK does not discriminate legally against same-sex couples) but #surrogacy can be either expensive or cheap.
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Apparently, there are lots of new eyes on #adopteetwitter & #adopteevoices this weekend, so I'm thinking this is a good time 2 share a few quick facts about adoption—truths that aren't examined often enough. 1. Most relinquishing mothers surrender not bc they're unfit 1/
parents, but bc they're single, poor, young, &/or overwhelmed. These conditions are almost always temporary, but our society (& the adoption industry) pressures them 2 choose a permanent solution for these temporary "problems." Not bc that's what's best for baby-to-be, but bc 2/
millions of adults covet newborns & bc they're worth big $$$ to the $18 billion /yr adoption industry.
2.Desperately wanting children doesn't automatically make someone a good parent—or even a decent person.
3. Adoption promises a 'better life,' but can only actually deliver 3/
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A petitioner in person appears in person for a plea seeking relaxations in the adoption modalities of India

Petitioner: Around 4,000 children are adopted in India every year and there are 3 crores orphans with thousands being infertile.

#supremecourt #orphan
Petitioner: Prospective parents are often not that educated. adoption is governed by Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act. this act is administered by law and justice ministry. but subject of orphans is handled by ministry of women and child. this is an anomaly
Petitioner: they are not taking action on my representation since they are busy and they say they dont want children to end up in wrong hands. But I have seen 6 instances in my life only

DYC J: 6 is only what must have been reported
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Woman outside PP yesterday w/ a sign that read, "PLEASE DON'T ABORT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO START A FAMILY FOR 4 YEARS WE WILL ADOPT YOUR BABY!" Want to know what I do when I see one of those signs? I pull in & park. I ask the signholder their name. I go inside & pay for a 1/
stranger's abortion in their "honor." I have that printed on the donation receipt. I give it to them on the way back to my car. Ppl who think that bc they're infertile, others OWE them not just pregnancy, labor, childbirth--BUT ALSO THEIR FREAKING FLESH & BLOOD--make me 2/
physically ill. That's a level of entitlement I can't even wrap my head around--& those are ppl who should take a freaking hint from the Universe that made them, bc they aren't fit to parent anyone. 3/3 #adoption #adopteevoices #abortionisessential
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Thread 🧵 on the #nano demo at our event yesterday.

The Kappture/NANO integration is native. We don't use third parties. Our system derives a unique address per tx from the merchants 'master' public key which we hold for our clients.

$XNO #cryptocurrency #adoption @Kappture1
The assets remains under the merchants custody at all times. Kappture doesn't hold the private keys.

We are looking at ways of protecting merchants from asset volatility without slowing the tx, counterparty risk, and fees. This remains the biggest barrier to merchant adoption.
My team are investigating how we can implement consumer-offline NFC transactions. @EMVCo based solutions have this and they are the benchmark we're working to.

Merchants are genuinely excited by this tech. They just need a turnkey solution from a provider they trust.
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The invasion within-the contest of cultures in Colonial North America-Axtell, James 1985
The invasion within-the contest of cultures in Colonial North America-Axtell, James 1985- "The White Indians" in short thousands of Europeans are Indians as Hector de Crevecoeur put it - New France fur trade hundreds of young men voyageurs and coureurs de bois adopted many
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"Our Exclusive Program allows you to adopt a Full Caucasian baby only." - @everlastadopt 🤦🏻‍♀️ So many things wrong, not enough space in a tweet. #adoption Image
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Thread. #Adoption is a reproductive rights issue and here’s why…
Adoption is a multi billion dollar industry- an industry that influences adoption policy and practice. This is called the adoption industrial complex.
Another example of industrial complex is the Prison–Industrial Complex — Businesses access labor from prisoners that is cheaper than civilian labor, thus they profit from high incarceration rates.
Medical–Industrial Complex — Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies require patients to be sick, thus business interests are at odds with the goal of making people healthy. See where this is going?
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1/ I’ve never, ever shown this photo but for the day that’s in it, the story needs to be told. Sit back and strap in. #MotherAndBabyHomes
2/ My late mum, Josie, was the last of four children born non-maritally in Wexford in 1933. Adoption didn’t exist then and her two older brothers were raised in-family, because they were boys and useful. A sister born before her died age 4 in the county home.
3/ Josie was packed off to St Dominic’s in Waterford where she spent roughly 4 years getting an “education.” She fondly remembered day trips to Tramore and only ever referred to this time as “when I was in school in Ireland.”
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Convince me that artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) r the right choice for society & individuals to pursue rather than reducing environmental & other risk factors for #infertility & promotion of ethical #fostering & #adoption.…
Convince me that having biological issue is worth ART's tremendous expense & medical risks.
If you tell me infertility is causing marital discord, I tell you that that marriage may have bigger problems.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/12/2021…
The Real Tantrum Should Be Over The Disturbing Lack of Celebration (higher yields)…

#yield #BondMarket #CentralBank #normalization #InterestRates
Identification of LZTFL1 as a candidate effector gene at a COVID-19 risk locus…

#SARSCoV2 #genetics #risk #RespiratoryFailure #GainOfFunction #variants #TherapeuticTargets
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🧵 November is National #Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption should be safe (mentally, emotionally, physically for adopted people & birth parents), legal (with protections for everyone involved), & rare (if we are supporting pregnant people and families as we should). #NAAM
Domestic adoption is largely rooted in the resourcelessness and powerless of first/birth families. This will be a 🧵 with direct quotes from the women I interviewed for my current book project; I’ll add to it throughout November. All of these participants relinquished since 2000.
My work is about considering what adoption within a reproductive justice framework would mean. Importantly, all my participants terminated their parental rights at their child’s birth, and these adoptions were not due to state intervention in their parenting rights.
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I'm not doing it anymore. I'm not doing bad-faith arguments about #adoption with people who don't want to hear it. "Would you rather have been raised by your drug addict mother?" She was not an addict (a *very* overused assumption of first mothers) and yes, I'd have...
...rather been raised by her, had she had access to the financial and social supports that she needed.
"Would you rather have been aborted?" No, and if it doesn't horrify you that adoption and abortion exist in this either/or binary, you don't know enough about...
...the realities of adoption *and* quite frankly you are not very creative or intellectually flexible.

"Well, what do you suggest, then?"
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(1\63)In the early stages of any Disruptive Technology, narratives or stories dominate the space. Y? Disruption comes from visionaries & the best narratives originate here. Investors who scrutinize, research deeply & don’t get swept into dreamland, succeed.Let’s talk $DOT & $EGLD
(2\63) Prior to discussing further I would like point out an incredible comparison done earlier in the year by my identical twin brother @MichaelGKress who is a software engineer & has been in crypto
(3\63) since 2013. I believe in a multi chain universe & do not see $DOT & $EGLD competing directly particularly because $DOT is more focused on customization, which may be a closer competitor to $AVAX As I have researched deeply into the crypto universe spending over 1,000+
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(1\21)Media or those w/ limited understanding of how value of networks operate at times make headlines “GOVT or XYZ company can build their own blockchain making everything worthless" This is a logical fallacy $EGLD $DOT $ALGO $ADA $AVAX $SAITO $LUNA $SOL $MATIC $ETH Explained👇
(2\21) This debate is not a new debate when a network with “disruptive technology” has occurred in the past. It’s important to understand that what makes a network valuable is the participants on that network, not only the technology. In fact if you have the best
(3\21) technology but no participants it means you really don’t have much. #Adoption is key. The telephone was not very valuable initially as adoption didn’t happen overnight. Another way to put it is the size of the network (number of participants was limited). Ways in which
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