The Shib gets into the ring with the legend Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao to fight for a better world
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Manny Pacquiao Foundation: Fighting for a Better World
The Boxer's Foundation is at the forefront of helping those in need in the Philippines and they are now partnering with Shiba.
The Heart of a Champion
Manny Pacquiao, the renowned Filipino boxing legend, isn't just a powerhouse in the ring; he's also a force for good outside of it.
With a rags-to-riches story that reads like a Hollywood script, Manny's journey from being a stowaway on a boat to becoming one of the greatest boxers of all time is a testament to his unwavering determination and resilience.
Talk about a gripping start!
Manny Pacquiao Foundation
Born out of the fervent desire to give back to the less fortunate, the Manny Pacquiao Foundation (MPF) was founded by Manny and his wife, Jinkee. Having experienced poverty firsthand, they understand the struggles faced by many, and their foundation serves as a beacon of hope for countless individuals worldwide.
Manny Pacquiao was elected to the Philippine Senate in 2016 and has persistently championed the cause of the impoverished and disadvantaged. Despite the broader reach of the Senate, constraints such as limited government funding and bureaucratic constraints have hindered his efforts. This led to the establishment of the foundation.
Fighting for Change
Manny's love for boxing extends beyond the sport itself; it's about the joy it brings to others. He's channeled this passion into selfless acts of giving, having donated a staggering one-third of his career earnings to charitable causes.
“Even when I reached the top, I never forgot where I came from. I wondered about the millions of my fellow countrymen who didn’t have the chance I got and continued to languish in poverty,” says Manny.
On past and recent achievements, they've got a list longer than the queue behind a fishball cart at the plaza or inside a gymnasium on game day! Housing projects in Uganda and the Philippines, medical missions in various cities, relief aid for over 100,000 people—these guys are like the Santa Claus of charity, delivering hope and help wherever needed. Plus, who doesn't love the mental image of a plane stuffed to the brim with toys, shoes, and medical supplies soaring through the skies?
Shaping a Brighter Future for Girls with the #GirlsGotThis Initiative
The Manny Pacquiao Foundation is partnering with organizations like CAMELEON and FundLife to make a difference in the lives of young girls through the #GirlsGotThis project, aiming to secure $530,000 for their initiatives. This includes raising $330,000 for the rehabilitation of victims of sex trafficking and abuse and $200,000 for their education.
Additionally, they seek to restore the Negros Center Land Rehabilitation, assist 10,000 vulnerable young girls aged 5-16 with educational safe packs, and build a gymnasium for the empowerment of sexual abuse survivors. They are currently in the process of raising funds for that.
A Star-Studded Lineup of Support
With powerful alliances like UFC President Dana White, Alibaba's Jack Ma, and UFC Champion Dustin Poirier, the MPF has forged impactful partnerships that amplify its reach and influence. Together, they've orchestrated relief aid, medical missions, housing projects, and so much more, proving that teamwork makes the dream work.
Who needs an entourage when you've got a dream team like this?
Crypto for a Cause
The MPF has become a proud partner/validator of Shibarium. Accepting crypto donations for years, they've leveraged the power of cryptocurrency to extend their reach and impact.
Manny tells us that the transparency and spirit of the SHIB team resonate strongly with the MPF's values, paving the way for a promising collaboration. $Shib holders will be able to stake their tokens through MPF validator as well as give crypto donations in $Shib directly through the MPF Shib wallet: 0xccDB74bbbBe978c77994D809783b2E24d7748eA9
Join the Fight!
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How I Got My Crypto Blocked Twice (Through an Exchange Hack and Liquidation Process) + Top 5 Guidelines to Avoid My Mistakes
This is the story of how someone who was once a crypto newbie learned things the hard way so you don't have to.
Now that he has advanced in the ranks as a crypto whiz – a fellow Shibizen at that! – he shares his experience in his own words and shows us how to navigate the pitfalls and complexities so you don't fall into the traps of hackers and scammers.
Besides, we all start somewhere, don't we?
I will start by saying that this is not related to Mt. Gox, which is another exchange based in Japan that followed the same pattern as the one I am about to describe. I am a random Shiba enthusiast who happens to work for this magazine, and this is my story.
Back in 2017, I was a young crypto wolf trying as many exchanges as possible, and my favorite hobby was to research and venture into the latest “huge potential” altcoin. That led me to try out around 10 CEXs, including Kraken, Coinbase, Bitfinex, Poloniex, Binance, and more, and end up signing up for an exotic CEX.
In early 2018, I created an account on Cryptopia, a New-Zealand based crypto exchange, which ended up liquidating in 2019 after a $25- to $30-million hack which stole currency then worth about 15% of all clients’ funds.
The total assets were worth about $170m (at the time of the hack). The most reported coin hold on the exchange were $Doge, $BTC, and $ETH and had 800,000 account holders with a positive coin balance.
I signed up for Cryptopia because it was one of the only exchanges where you could find altcoins such as $DOGE, $IOTA, $VET, and $ETN. I originally signed up to make a quick ICO (“Buy the rumor, sell the news”) for $ETN and I ended up making $300 out of it. But I had brought $1000 to the exchange to buy various altcoins.
What happened since then?
Grant Thornton, a worldwide audit firm with three offices in New Zealand, took over the liquidation process after a judge's ruling.
After four years of liquidation, not a single account holder has gotten their crypto-money back despite the accountancy firm spending $20.3m on the liquidation, including $5.78m on its own fees and $3.4m on legal fees. Grant Thornton was given the green light to sell customer funds to cover their own expenses.
The liquidators set up processes for the registration of claims and verifying the account holders’ identities. The latest step involved account holders agreeing with their balances. By the end of November last year, 72% of users contacted had confirmed their balances but are still waiting to get their crypto back.
I am still hard HODLing some $BTC and probably some others altcoins that I forgot about.
The liquidator gives a report once every four months, which basically says the same thing: “Wait and you might see your funds someday.”
A big group of ex-users gathered on Telegram https://t.me/CryptopiaHacked and are trying to coordinate actions against the veryyyy lengthy process that the liquidation firm is making them endure at their expense.
It is just another example of how startups and legacy auditing companies can mess with their users and take advantage of local policies and other “legal” means to achieve their goals.
Now that you’ve heard the story, let’s see what you should learn from my past mistakes.
- Keep the majority of your crypto in cold storage (hardware wallets) or hot wallets (e.g., MetaMask, Keplr, Phantom, Rabby), but keep them away from interacting with dApps.
You should have one HOT wallet dedicated to third-party interactions with smart contracts (NFT minting, DEX, bridge…) and dApps you are interacting with.
- You should have one or multiple COLD wallets (can be cold storage or self-custodial wallets) dedicated to holding all of your staked tokens, LPs, or just HODL assets. Keep the seed of that wallet secure in an external hardware as a safeguarding measure. This wallet should only interact to transfer assets with your hot wallet.
- Be very careful with the exchange you use for on/off ramp, and try not to keep your assets on them. It can be convenient for multiple reasons (e.g., earning opportunities, high liquidity, ease of use…) but the risk will always be there for hacks, rug pulls, regulator shutdowns…
- Keep all of your usernames, passwords, and seed phrases in an external hard drive. Some Cryptopia customers reported not being able to claim their crypto balance because they forgot their usernames or passwords.
- Research and stay in touch with the latest updates (good and bad) from the exchanges or dApps you are using, even if FUD can be fake or exaggerated. Most of the time, it comes from legitimate concerns regarding an entity.
So that’s it for my story, folks. Be careful, and I will let you know if I ever get back some of my assets blocked on this gorgeous Pacific Island.
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The Future of Blockchain: A World of Endless Possibilities
A quick dive into Shibarium's direction for 2024.
In recent years, the rise of blockchain has been nothing short of remarkable, and the future is teeming with opportunities waiting to be seized.
Doesn’t matter if you are an old crypto wolf or a puppy degen, you know about the amazing technology at the core of this revolution: Blockchain. The good ol' public ledger that is tracking transactions 24/7, 365 days a year (the 7-Eleven schedule like some like to call it).
But what's even more exciting is the future of blockchain tech and what it holds for us in the years to come!
Shiba Inu's Vision for Mass Adoption 🚀
At Shiba Inu, we're not just riding the blockchain wave; we're helping to create it. Our vision is clear: we want blockchain technologies to become a part of everyday life – accessible to everyone. How do we plan on achieving this? Stay with us and you might just find out.
Launching New Products and Solutions 💡
To make this vision a reality, Shiba Inu has launched SHIBARIUM, our own Layer 2 build on the Polygon tech stack. This will allow the Shib community to own what they build as well as offer a better user experience (and cheaper gas fees).
Think decentralized solutions at scale, empowering individuals to manage their digital assets and identities with unmatched control, transparency, and security.
We're not stopping there. We're building upon our past successes in the blockchain space, enhancing the value and utility of tokens, exchanges, NFTs, and our very own ShibaSwap – a decentralized exchange already making waves. You can now swap, stake, and dig $BONE by providing liquidity. We’re continuously expanding a kingdom with freedom for all, working as one big hound pack. And for that, the $BONE smart contract has been renounced to ensure 100% decentralization. The ShibaSwap team is also working on migrating ShibaSwap onto Shibarium to offer a better UI/UX experience and cheaper gas fees to users.
The Metaverse: A Gateway to Boundless Opportunities 🌌
The metaverse is where the action is! It's a digital realm that mirrors the physical world, where you can interact, socialize, transact, and dive into various activities using blockchain technology. We are building a metaverse ecosystem with DApps that cover it all – from decentralized finance to gaming and art. We started with SNS and Shib The Metaverse.
Interoperability: Bridging the Gap Between Blockchain Networks 🔌
To make blockchain truly global, we're focusing on interoperability. We're creating solutions that connect different blockchain networks, smashing silos and fostering collaboration. Say goodbye to fragmentation, and say hello to seamless data and asset transfers. We are working on building a Hub where the Shib Army will be able to browse through the whole Shibarium ecosystem.
Scalability: Overcoming Limitations with Shibarium 💪
Scalability has been a thorn in blockchain's side, but not anymore. Meet Shibarium, our Layer 2 solution designed to handle high-transaction volumes, all while keeping fees low and processing times lightning-fast. It is inarguably a game changer. We have tons of products being built on Shibarium, from NFTs to DeFi and real use cases (food, magazine, and more) – we will showcase them all in this magazine.
Supporting Educational Initiatives and Community Organizations 🌍
We're not just about profits; we're about empowering the community. Shiba Inu actively supports educational initiatives, providing resources and guidance, and nurturing a supportive ecosystem. We want everyone to explore the limitless potential of blockchain. You can find a whole article about ShibaFest, an environmental initiative that we featured in our first edition. This is just the beginning of readers learning more about the important causes of the community.
A Promising Future Awaits ✨
The future of blockchain is a thrilling adventure, and Shiba Inu is leading the charge. With mass adoption on the horizon, we're poised to transform industries, empower individuals, and revolutionize how we interact, transact, and establish trust. The possibilities are endless, and the future of blockchain looks brighter than ever.
Just remember: investing in cryptocurrency is like riding a rollercoaster – you might experience some thrilling highs and a few stomach-churning "crypto-drops" along the way!
Join us on this exciting journey into the world of endless possibilities! 🌐🚀
Top 5 Prompts to Use on ChatGPT
A list of advice and tips on the best way to use AI and ChatGPT for daily use (professional and personal).
We have all tried out ChatGPT to ask very dumb questions such as tailormade pick-up lines for dating apps (or is it just me, huh?).
Anyways, while few people are using it to pass their exams and do their history homework, others use it to create chatbots that mimic famous characters like Dumbledore.
But most of us just use it to craft recipes, create templates for things to write, or replicate lines of codes from source codebase (nothing fancy).
But have you wondered how to maximize your experience with ChatGPT?
Well, we have curated an exciting lineup of the top 5 prompts to help you unlock ChatGPT's full potential.
How to Write a Good ChatGPT Prompt
Here are some general guidelines on how to write a good ChatGPT prompt:
- Give as much context as possible: The more you explain the details and goals of what you want ChatGPT to do, the more accurate and helpful your answer will be. For example, if you need ChatGPT to write an email for you, you should provide information such as the recipient’s name, the purpose of the email, the tone of voice, and any other relevant details.
- Avoid loaded or vague language: ChatGPT works best with objective and clear inputs, so try to be neutral and specific. Avoid using subjective or ambiguous words or phrases that could confuse or bias the model. For example, instead of asking “What is the best way to do X?”, ask “What are some possible ways to do X?” or “How can I do X effectively?”
- Be specific: Ensuring you specify a response word count, desired format, style, level of detail, and language will decrease the likelihood of getting an unsatisfactory answer. For example, if you want ChatGPT to write a blog post for you, you should indicate how long it should be, what topic it should cover, what tone it should have, and what language it should use.
- Use examples: Providing examples of what kind of response you expect can help ChatGPT understand your prompt better and generate a similar output. For example, if you want ChatGPT to write a catchy slogan for your product, you can give some examples of slogans you like or dislike.
Here are Our Top 5 Examples of ChatGPT Prompts
1. Marketing Marvels
Start a conversation with ChatGPT by saying:
"Help me brainstorm a creative marketing campaign for my [product/service]."
Watch as it conjures innovative strategies, catchy slogans, and even a rough social media calendar to ensure your brand stands out.
Pro Tip: Be sure to specify your target audience, budget, and preferred marketing channels for more tailored results.
2. Jet-Set with Ease
Planning a getaway or a business trip? ChatGPT is your virtual travel agent. Begin with:
"Assist me in planning a memorable trip to [destination]."
You'll receive travel itineraries, accommodation recommendations, and even local hotspots to explore. ChatGPT can also help you navigate visa requirements and give you weather updates for the perfect packing list.
Pro Tip: Provide your travel dates, budget, and specific interests to get customized recommendations.
3. Business Blueprinting
Ready to turn that brilliant idea into a full-fledged business? Start by saying:
"Help me create a business plan for my [type of business]."
ChatGPT will walk you through the essential components, from market research to financial projections, all while offering valuable insights and tips.
Pro Tip: Include specific industry details and target audience information to get a comprehensive business plan.
4. Job Interview Jedi
Nailing a job interview is half the battle won. To prepare effectively, initiate the conversation with:
"Simulate a job interview for the role of [job title]."
ChatGPT will take on the role of the interviewer and pose common questions.
Pro Tip: Provide details about the job description and any specific concerns you have about the interview.
5. Masters of Communication
Sending the perfect email can be a daunting task, but not with ChatGPT by your side. Start with:
"Help me draft a compelling email to [recipient]."
You can tailor the email for various purposes, whether it's a professional introduction, a follow-up, or a sales pitch. ChatGPT will ensure your message hits all the right notes.
Pro Tip: Specify the purpose of the email, the recipient's relationship with you, and any key points you want to cover.
So there you have it – our top 5 prompts to supercharge your interactions with ChatGPT. From writing a letter to your loved ones to creating a business plan for the next “Facebook,” ChatGPT is a powerful tool when you know how to use it. And sometimes you can also just play with it for fun and ask a lot of philosophical or even dumb and silly questions. But don’t use it to predict future crypto prices. ;) We already tried.
ICYMI, Shib Army!
Get ready for a load of excitement and inspiration as we share with you the latest and the hottest from the Shib ecosystem. Don’t forget to keep engaging and creating for the community, and rally everyone to do the same. Woof!
1. Shiba Inu Outshines Bitcoin, Ether In Open Futures Ranking
Shiba Inu's open interest surged by 23% to $61.74 million, beating all other crypto assets since Nov. 1.
But what does it mean?
The surge in open interest signifies that new capital has entered the crypto market, underlining traders' higher risk appetite. SHIB also achieved new milestones as it surpassed Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in market capitalization and got in the top 18 list of large crypto assets, recording nearly 5 billion in value.
2. Cash App and PayPal Added to Payment Options for Buying Shibarium $BONE (Thanks, Marswap!)
You can now buy $BONE faster than you can say, "Is this dеcеntralizеd or just my grandma's sеcrеt recipe?" No need for KYC, just LOLs as you trade from your favorite couch cushion using Cash App and Paypal. Plus, with thе $MSWAP ETH contract rеnouncеd, it's like Shibarium declared indеpеndеncе from crypto bureaucracy. Currently the biggest DEX on Shibarium, Marswap shows they really came to play, and boy, are they winning!
3. ColonеlCoup – Possibly the First NFT Collection to Be Minted on Shibarium in $SHIB
Shib CoOp introducеs thе ColonеlCoup NFT collеction on Shibarium, proving that еvеn in thе crypto world, chickеns can bе high-ranking officеrs. Forget blind dates; it's time for a blind mint, with each NFT costing 5 million $SHIB.
Who needs a Lambo when you can have ColonelCoup on the chain?
4. ShibaPunkz Brеaks NFT Salеs Rеcords – 100k and Counting!
In another stunning dеvеlopmеnt on the NFT side of things, ShibaPunkz has lеft its paw prints all ovеr Shibarium with a record-breaking salе of ovеr 100k. For thosе unawarе, ShibaPunkz stands out as thе top-pеrforming NFT project on Shibarium, boasting the highеst salеs volumе to date. This NFT collection is proving that in thе world of cryptocurrеncy, a littlе bark goеs a long way.
Movе ovеr, bull markеts, it's timе for thе еra of bark markеts!
5. Shibarium Amps Up Security Game with Revoke.cash
The Shib army just cranked up its security game with Revoke.cash as the latter adds support for Shibarium. Revoke.cash steps in as the ultimate token approval manager, shielding users from scams across a whopping 60+ networks. Think of it as the digital bodyguard for your tokens, adding an extra layer of protection for everyone playing around with Shiba Inu's fresh L2 blockchain!
Scammers might need a career change soon!
6. HSBC, Chase Bank, and Honda Say “Yes” to SHIB
Wait, there's more fun in the crypto sun: HSBC and Chase Bank are letting Shib holders escape the mortgage torture process with SHIB through FCF Pay. And Honda? Well, they've hopped on the SHIB wagon too. So the next time you're driving down the road in your brand-new Honda ride, you can proudly say, "Hey, guess what? I bought this car with meme money." Now that’s what we call financial innovation.
Did you hear about the coin that walked into a bank? It got told they only accept legal tender, to which the coin replied, "But I'm still in mint condition!"
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