Dear Steemit, thank You For The Dinner Last Night!

By William Banks, VIVA’s CTO. Last night I had a lovely dinner. Honestly, it was the most delicious Salmon I have ever had and at about $10.00 the price was right too! While I didn’t have any cash on me, I did have some steem dollars which I cashed out at the ATM and used […]

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Only TradeQwik Lets You Convert Golos Backed Gold (GBG) Directly To Real Gold!

Starting Monday Februay 27th, you can convert 60k GBG directly to XAU at TradeQwik and receive a shipment of 50grams (1.6 troy oz) of 99.999% fine gold, anywhere in the world! These bars are certified, by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) as Good Delivery and Conflict Free. During the trial period, there is a limit […]

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Introduction to VIVA, Part 5: VIVA CAN? You Bet!

By William Banks. What’s the solution to cloud blackouts and censorship? It’s all in the CAN! My good friend @thecryptofiend made a very interesting post today that I thought I would highlight and bring to everyone’s attention so I answered it and resteemed the post. If you read my comments there you’ll notice that I purposefully avoided mentioning […]

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Building a Bridge Rather Than a Wall in Mexico

Sometimes small steps can lead to beautiful things. I want to share with the Steemit community an event that @williambanks @alechahn and I are hosting tomorrow in Baja, Mexico. As you can see from the topics listed in the flyer, we will be sharing information about blockchain technologies like Steemit and digital currencies like Bitcoin, Steem and the […]

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Join the TradeQwik Beta and Win Prizes!

TradeQwik is a brand new exchange with a twist and we’re in beta right now! Our focus is on providing a clean, simple, easy to use gateway into and out of fiat. At TradeQwik you can deposit market pegged assets such as SBD or bitUSD and it instantly trades at face value into fiat, no […]

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Introduction to VIVA. Part 4: How Do You Bootstrap A New Economy?

Previously, we discussed what the economy of VIVA would look like once it’s fully operational. What we didn’t discuss is exactly what steps are required to get the economy operational. As you probably remember, a primary goal of our platform is to give a regular, reliable income to all participants. Very similar in most ways to basic […]

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Introduction to VIVA, Part 3 : How Does It Work?

In Part 1, we discussed the impetus, motivations and goals behind VIVA and our plan to provide a permanent living wage to anyone that wants one. In Part 2, we gave an overview of each of the components and basic explanation of how each component works. If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 of this series, please go […]

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Introduction to VIVA, Part 2 : More Than Meets The Eye

If you haven’t read the Part 1 of this series, please go read it now or none of this is going to make a lick of sense. In the previous article, we explained the impetus and goals behind VIVA. Now we’re going to discuss how it accomplishes these goals and we start by examining the components. As […]

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Introduction to VIVA : A Price Stable Crypto Currency with Basic Income (That’s Not Hypothetical)

I was saving this until the whitepaper was ready for human consumption. But @dantheman just posted an excellent article on the concept of a coin intended to produce a universal basic income. So I felt now would be a good time talk about what we’ve been working on for the past couple of years with the VIVA project. To […]

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