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Twitter Lists have never gotten the attention they deserve. A feature largely adopted by Twitter power users, lists allow you to create custom timelines by adding only those users whose tweets you want to track. And this can be done without having to also follow those Twitter accounts, which keeps your main timeline clutter-free. But the Twitter Lists feature has always been somewhat buried in Twitter’s interface — at least until now. The company today announced it’s testing a way to make lists easier to access, by relocating them only a swipe away from your home screen.
According to a tweet shared today, Twitter has been thinking about how to make lists easier to get to.
“One idea we had is for you to be able to swipe to your lists from home,” the company explained, followed by a request for feedback.
If you’ve been added to the test, your home timeline will now show dashed lines across the top for each list — a familiar design for anyone who’s ever used Snapchat or Instagram Stories, for example.
From the main timeline, you simply swipe left to move through all your custom timelines, much like you’d advance through Stories.
Lists are especially useful for things you want to track only sometimes — like tweets about a favorite sports team, TV show, or hashtag, perhaps. Or you could make a list of Twitter accounts that tweet cute animal photos, for when the rest of Twitter gets you down. You can also use lists for tracking notable accounts in a given industry, for research purposes, or for following accounts around any other particular interest. You can even use lists as a way to follow someone’s tweets without actually following them.
Lists can also be both public and private, depending on whether you’re looking to share your Twitter curation with the wider world or not.
Twitter didn’t say how many people would be added to the test.
Nor does a test mean the feature is definitely going to launch to the public. But a better interface for accessing lists is something those who use the Lists feature have wanted for some time.
The test is available in Twitter’s mobile app for those who have been opted in.
At this year’s EXMA conference in Bogota on May 27-28, attendees will find that payment processor Pagos Inteligentes will allow bitcoin cash (BCH) payments at Home Burgers inside the Movistar Arena. The EXMA event is one of the biggest entrepreneurship conferences in Latin America and Pagos Inteligentes alongside its partner Xpay hopes to show EXMA participants that crypto payments are the future of money.
Cryptocurrency Payments Will Be Highlighted at This Year’s EXMA Market Economy Conference
Pagos Inteligentes (“smart payments” in English) and Xpay are bringing crypto payments to the EXMA event at the Movistar Arena on May 27-28, 2019. The Xpay payment processor system is a product provided by Panda Group that allows merchants to accept BCH, BTC, DAI, and fiat as payment for goods and services.
The two teams have partnered in order to bolster an effortless payment rail for people living in Latin America. The EXMA event is well known for being one of the most popular entrepreneurship and marketing platforms in Latin America. The event in Bogota will host 60 world-class speakers including former U.S. President Barack Obama, author Ken Segall, futurist Ian Khan, digital philosopher Aric Dromi, and the Marketing Institute’s Pablo Turletti.
Because Pagos Inteligentes and Xpay have recently embarked on a collaborative effort, the startups have the unique opportunity to show the potential of cryptocurrencies at EXMA by using micropayments in a practical way. EXMA 2019 attendees will be able to purchase food at the event, thanks to the recent partnership with the Home Burgers branch in the Movistar Arena, which will offer its products and services for crypto payments. The Home Burgers startup has stood out in Latin America and will receive acknowledgment at EXMA for the company’s marketing and entrepreneurship growth. To Xpay and Pagos Inteligentes, this will be a great opportunity to enable cryptocurrency payments. The Xpay team says an announcement of more Home Burgers locations that will have the crypto payment option is expected to happen as well.
Hundreds of Burgers Will Be Airdropped to Attendees Who Download the Bitcoin.com Wallet
Speaking with news.Bitcoin.com, Panda Group’s founder, Arley Lozano, explained there will also be an airdrop at the event for people who attend and download Bitcoin.com wallets. Lozano detailed that the airdrop will pay for roughly 600 burgers at the EXMA conference. The Panda Group founder said the special offer for Bitcoin.com Wallet users and the collaboration with Home Burgers comes with the intention to introduce new people to the crypto environment and to show how easy and comfortable it is to pay with cryptocurrencies.
“Using digital currencies at Home burger will be an eye-opener for those trying crypto payments here in Colombia for the first time,” Lozano told news.Bitcoin.com. “Cryptocurrencies are a game changer for merchants all around the world and we want to show how easy it is to pay with digital currencies with Xpay and Pagos Inteligentes.”
Lozano also emphasized that cryptocurrencies will get added attention at the popular EXMA conference due to the event’s popularity and President Obama’s appearance. Panda Group, Xpay and the firm’s hybrid point of sale and crypto ATM Xeler devices have been making strides in Colombia. The company recently installed a Xeler at La Tortata sweet shop in Bogota and the second Xeler at the popular burger restaurant in Cucuta, Darwinos. Panda Group also helped Athena Bitcoin install a crypto ATM in Cucuta for Colombian residents and to serve as a crypto gateway for Venezuelans near the border.
What do you think about bitcoin cash being accepted for food and drinks at Home Burgers inside the Movistar Arena at this year’s EXMA conference? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com is a sponsor of the burger airdrop.
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Imperatriz Leopoldinense, a prominent Brazilian samba school, has chosen money as the theme of its performance during the 2019 Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro, which will be held in the week of March 2 – 9. Its dancers will tell the history of money, from the first metal coins and paper bills to modern day cryptocurrencies.
Samba School Chooses Money as the Theme of Its Show
The samba school is betting on Bitcoin to impress the spectators at Marquês de Sapucaí Sambódromo, the venue that hosts the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to win the competition this year. Imperatriz Leopoldinense was created in 1956 and has been proclaimed champion of the festival many times. But that hasn’t happened since 2001 and the stakes are high.
According to its website, the school’s performance this year has been named “Give Me Some Money,” the Brazilian crypto news outlet Portal do Bitcoin reported. It will be dedicated to the relationship between money and humanity, from the invention of the first currencies in ancient times to the present when they appear in digital form.
“Our story is about money and its relationship with humans from their invention to the present time. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important instruments in the economic life of nations and people,” the samba school explains. “Imagine what life would be without money. How could we buy and sell, receive and pay, stock up and save for the future, if it did not exist?”
From the First Coins to Digital Coins
The narrative covers various periods of human history and important developments such as the minting of the first coins in the ancient kingdom of Lydia, in the 7th century BC, and the issuance of the first paper money in China during the 10th century. Then it portrays the first exchange relations between South America’s native population, the Indians, and the European discoverers, as well as the first Brazilian mint that produced coins used in the slave trade.
The choreographers will draw attention to the saving and investing of money through bank deposits, financial instruments and other means. They will also highlight with humorous critique many of the socio-economic challenges of societies such as social divisions and income inequality that countries such as Brazil continue to face. The lack of quality healthcare, high unemployment, increased violence, and government corruption are among its most pressing problems.
Imperatriz’s dancers will conclude their performance at the Rio Carnival with the topic of Bitcoin. “We’ll end the parade talking about a future already present through cryptocurrencies – a digital resource system designed to function as a medium of exchange,” the samba school says in the announcement, noting that a growing number of companies on a global scale have begun to use Bitcoin in the years since the creation of the cryptocurrency.
Carnival Hit by Financial Crisis
The samba school’s decision to choose money as the main theme of its show this year has been criticized by some participants. According to 82-year old Mário Monteiro, who performs along with his sister Cacá Monteiro, 64, it’s a great irony to talk about money when the carnival goes through its longest period of financial difficulties, Brazilian online edition IG reported.
“It’s a challenging job. We are using old materials and optimizing all we can in order to save,” he said, noting that the narrative exploring the relationship between money and humans is a precedent for the annual parade in Rio. However, he believes the lack of money will not stop his dance group, insisting: “It’s time to put the sadness in the drawer and take the joy out of the closet, because it’s Carnival!”
What do you think of the theme chosen by the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school for its performance at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro? Tell us in the comments section below.
Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Imperatriz Leopoldinense.
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On Friday, Dec. 14, Bitcoin Cash developer Mark Lundeberg announced his new project Openswap, a fork of the Electron Cash client that features atomic swap functionality. Lundeberg’s been working on the Openswap software for months and the tool can perform swaps between bitcoin cash (BCH) and BTC in a trustless fashion.
In-Wallet Atomic Swaps and Onchain Negotiations
Mark Lundeberg has revealed a new project he’s been working on and has published the software’s open source framework. According to the developer, the Openswap protocol is a clone of the Electron Cash light client but also offers a few different features. The Openswap software has an atomic swap platform, onchain private messaging (BCH messages that use encrypted OP_RETURN payloads), and also includes BTC wallet support. Lundeberg’s first iteration which he plans on releasing soon will contain a basic walkthrough of the atomic swap process and the ability to trade BCH for BTC or vice-versa. The onchain messaging can be used for negotiation purposes explained Lundeberg in his announcement.
“The initial release features BCH and BTC, by integrating elements from the BTC Electrum into BCH Electron Cash — Other Bitcoin compatible coins can be added later such as litecoin, dash, doge, and others,” the developer detailed.
Lundeberg continued by stating:
I welcome developers from these and other communities to help build the next generation software.
Anonymous, Trustless, and Decentralized Bitcoin Cash Trades
In order to use Openswap, the user simply opens the ‘addresses’ tab and right clicks to choose the ‘Openswap’ command. The protocol’s documentation explains at this point the user is able to view private messages they have sent and received in the past. Moreover, this area allows Openswap users to make offers and initiate the atomic swap process. The virtual order book resides on the BCH chain and with enough liquidity, the application could bring forth a BCH-based decentralized exchange (DEX). Even though the program is in its infancy, in theory it could be used by any type of cryptocurrency trading platform.
“The software is designed to follow the model of a decentralized exchange, in the sense that it could be used by any capable liquidity provider to provide exchange services,” Lundeberg stated.
The Electron Cash developer Jonald Fyookball explained during the announcement that he thought the Openswap fork was “excellent” news. “This could be big news for Bitcoin Cash if people start using a BCH DEX,” Fyookball detailed on the Reddit forum r/btc. Lundeberg explained the Openswap protocol could be utilized in other multi-currency wallets but he chose Electron Cash because he’s more familiar with the software’s framework. The initial release will be published soon, Lundeberg concluded, but he wants testers and developers experimenting with Openswap first. The project’s creator has also created a Telegram channel for people who want to provide feedback and contribute to testing.
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