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It’s time for some real talk. It’s time we have the somewhat uncomfortable, seldom mentioned, honest, down and dirty dialog about impostor syndrome.

Impostor Syndrome…What Is It?

The impostor syndrome is explained by psychologists Jaruwan Sakulku and James Alexander in the International Journal of Behavioral Science as a psychological phenomenon that causes a person to fall victim to their own thoughts about his or her seemingly undeserved achievements: “Individuals with the Impostor Phenomenon experience intense feelings that their achievements are undeserved and worry that they are likely to be exposed as a fraud.” Surprisingly, about 70% of people experience the syndrome at some point in their lifetime. …


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Today’s society is all about convenience. Refrigerators are talking to our phones, groceries can be delivered straight to our doors in a matter of hours, we’re able to stream whole seasons of TV shows in one sitting, and some apps even claim to help us find our soulmate (although the jury’s still out as to whether or not the advent of online dating has helped more than it’s hurt the singles scene).

Embedded in all of these modern day niceties, there is a noticeable need to alleviate the “stressors” of the alternatives that mobile applications have come to replace. No longer is it necessary to go to the dreaded grocery store and wait in long lines to check out; Gone are the days of going to Blockbuster (RIP) only to be disappointed that your favorite movie is out of stock; And we can say goodbye to the frustration of not being able to meet that “perfect” person in real life who checks off all of the boxes on our (ahem, ridiculous) list of qualifications — instead, we can vet potential suitors ahead of time from the comfort of our own homes (a much easier letdown). …


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After much research and deliberation, we at POZESS are planning to transition from our Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to a Security Token Offering (STO). Exact dates and full details will be announced in coming weeks, but the STO will be fully SEC and ESMA compliant and investors who purchase the POZESS security token will be entitled to future dividends of revenue generated by the platform. In the event that POZESS is sold or goes public, a conversion into common equity is possible.

We have also announced a pre-STO equity round where a limited number of early investors can participate on a first come, first served basis. This pre-STO equity round will give investors the opportunity to own direct equity of the company and several other early mover advantages during the security token sale. …


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We can expect to see the demand for and use of blockchain technology to grow in many industries in coming years, spanning businesses across the consumer products, media, healthcare and transportation markets.

Who is Really Using Blockchain?

Technology: It is no surprise that giant companies like Alphabet, Inc. are said to be testing their own blockchain technology in order to be competitive against startups offering blockchain-backed systems. Other tech companies like IBM and Microsoft benefit greatly from blockchain and are top spenders when it comes to blockchain-related tools. …


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As the saying goes:

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” ….or is it

“One look is worth a thousand words,” ….or actually it must be

“One picture is worth ten thousand words,” …..or maybe it’s

“The drawing shows me at one glance what might be spread over ten pages in a book.”

Well, regardless of the saying, what all of these quotes refer to is the idea that a picture is able to convey deeper meaning to a viewer than a written or spoken description of the same thing.

It’s no wonder, then, that as a society prone to sharing all aspects of our lives, we’re drawn to social platforms like Instagram and Pinterest where we can show our followers what we’re wearing, where we’re going, what we’re eating, and what we’re wanting, all without saying more than a few words at a time. …


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POZESS, a socially-curated vertical marketplace for fashion and lifestyle powered by blockchain, has announced its strategic partnership with PLAAK. Pozess recently launched its ICO and is currently in its private sale phase of fundraising open to private and institutional investors. The crowd sale will be open to the public in April 2019.

As part of the partnership, POZESS (PZS) tokens will be listed on the PLAAK exchange after the end of its ICO in July 2019. The partnership will allow the POZESS community to adopt the POZESS (PZS) branded NFC and Bluetooth hardware wallet. This wallet, powered by PLAAK, will also enable the POZESS network to own and use the PZS token for secure purchases everywhere. …


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The ‘90s-early ’00s

In August 1994, 21-year-old entrepreneur and creator of NetMarket, Dan Kohn, sold a CD to a friend who lived hundreds of miles away. This was a revolutionary moment in the history of ecommerce, as it came to be known as the first purchase made over the internet and the first purchase to be protected by encrypted technology.

That same year, a 30 year old Jeff Bezos quit his Wall Street job in hopes of starting an internet company, and Amazon.com was created. The company grew quickly, and in 1999, Time Magazine named Jeff Bezos “Person of the Year” for popularizing online shopping. …


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Carlo Buonpane

We, at Pozess, are very excited to announce we have Carlo Buonpane joining us as a Blockchain and Crypto Advisor.

Carlo is an investor and a consultant with business experience that stretches across the globe and he describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. His past endeavors include work with different digital startups in real estate investments, business, and life coaching, all of which pursue personal and financial growth.

Since blockchain came to the scene. Carlo has been struck by its potential and has made a point to participate in around 20 blockchain projects per year as an investor. …


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Chai Shepherd

We at Pozess are thrilled to welcome Chai Shepherd to the team as an ICO Advisor. Chai has a background in management and UI design and front-end development. He is an entrepreneur and describes himself as a blockchain and AI enthusiast. As testament to his technological background and strong business connections, he co-founded PLAAK and he leads the IT and development projects of the company.

Chai was an early cryptocurrency investor and has a vast amount of academic and business connections. …


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Richard Shibi

We at Pozess would like to give a warm and hearty welcome to Richard Shibi as he joins the team as a Blockchain Advisor & Fundraising Specialist.

Richard comes to us with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. In that time, he has served as a senior management consultant and as a regional account executive for IT projects deployed at a global scale in the telecommunications industry across multiple continents.

Richard is currently getting his MBA at the Imperial College Business School in London while running a Blockchain consultancy startup in Europe, serving as a Blockchain Innovation Director for the Swiss company Aryxe Group, and while sitting on the board for several startups around the world. …

About

Pozess

Pozess is a Blockchain powered photo curation and shopping platform that lets users discover, submit and shop unique luxury goods. https://pozess.io

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