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Alt-coin Golem

Airbnb for computers. Rent your unused CPU/GPU cycles and get paid in cryptocurrency. A decentralized network powering true cloud computing.

The second spot goes to another March-born cryptocurrency Golem, which has reached a $400 mln market cap. On March 20 it became the 13th most valuable digital currency and its popularity has leveled in April.

Golem’s crowdfunding event became the second fastest in crypto history – $8,600,000 in 29 minutes. Golem plans to become a huge global network, extremely powerful and 100 percent open sourced. It can also help with computationally intensive cryptography work.

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Alt-coin Steem

Steemit is powered by blockchain technology and uses a new cryptocurrency to reward users who upload articles, images, commentary, etc.
Other ways users can get paid is through sourcing and up-voting popular content. The earlier a person up-votes a post that becomes popular, the more is the reward.

What makes Steem different?

Collectively, user-generated content has created billions of dollars worth of value for the shareholders of social media companies, such as Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. Steem supports social media and online communities by returning much of its value to the people who provide contributions by rewarding them with virtual currency.

Cryptocurrency tipping platforms require users to give something up to reward other for their contributions. With Steem, rewarding others is as simple as voting for a post, such you may on Reddit, or as you would Like a post on Facebook.

Steem is a form of esteem, which means to prize or value. Steem is also a homophone for steam, which is frequently associated with power, and a step further, steam powered trains gave influence to English idioms, such as ‘this conversation is picking up steam.’ The associations with prizing, language and empowerment only felt right.

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Instant fix for slow Facebook

Had very slow FB and discovered the fix:

  1. Go to Setting > Security
  2. Click on the “Where You’re Logged in ” tab and end all the sessions.
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