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Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and South Korea acted contrarily to the WHO recommendations, and successfully contained two coronavirus waves without lockdowns.

  • Countries that have strong political and economic ties to China were limited in their ability to implement strict measures in order to protect their own population from the coronavirus.
  • Countries that followed the WHO travel recommendations have failed to react early enough to stop imported cases.
  • Due to early measures taken to contain the virus, many frontline countries didn’t need strict lockdowns.

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The third global wave will hit developing countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, and will be accompanied by global economic turmoil and famine.

  • Pandemic waves can be observed on different graphs: from total cases to death rates.
  • There was a big delay between the first and second waves, but the time gap between the second and third waves will be much smaller.
  • The second global wave affected mostly developed countries, while the third wave will hit developing countries.
  • According to the popular in finance Elliot waves principle, the third epidemic wave will peak at the higher level, than previous waves.
  • India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Russia, Nigeria…


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Mainstream media doesn’t explain why the coronavirus death rate keeps changing up and down, so it’s time to tackle certain misconceptions and see what the death rate can tell us about the past and the future of this pandemic.

  • The final death rate will be very different in each country, city, and wave.
  • The global death rate (not only death toll) rises in the beginning of each wave and then slowly decreases in the end of the wave.
  • The real death rate in the US didn’t show up yet, because the US is a few weeks behind Italy and Spain.
  • The death rate will increase in the US within a month or so, especially if the…


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A well-organized subreddit is essential for decentralized governance because the exposure on Reddit depends on the quality of a content, rather than how many followers an author has. Here are some tips how to upgrade your sub.

This article is a part of a series about a global digital resistance:

  1. Digital resistance: security & privacy tips from Hong Kong protesters
  2. Hong Kong digital warriors fight for freedom with memes, hashtags and hidden messages
  3. Upgrade your subreddit with these best Reddit practices (current)

Disclosure: some links in this article are referral links. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, XMR, and all other coins mentioned in the article, but my portfolio is heavily diversified, so I don’t have financial incentives to shill for any particular coin. …


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Amateur investors often allocate too much funds into altcoins and don’t rebalance a crypto portfolio during price swings, which leads to unnecessary risks

This article is a part of “How to onboard your folks to crypto” series:

  1. Debunking misconceptions about crypto deflation
  2. How not to lose your money when entering a crypto market
  3. How to choose the core holdings of a crypto portfolio
  4. Satellite holdings and rebalancing of a crypto portfolio (current)

Disclosure: some links in this article are referral links. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, XMR, and all other coins mentioned in the article, but my portfolio is heavily diversified, so I don’t have financial incentives to shill for any particular…


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The most common mistakes investors make when building core holdings of a crypto portfolio is buying too many cryptocurrencies or investing only in one crypto project.

This article is a part of “How to onboard your folks to crypto” series:

  1. Debunking misconceptions about crypto deflation
  2. How not to lose your money when entering a crypto market
  3. How to choose the core holdings of a crypto portfolio (current)
  4. Satellite holdings and rebalancing of a crypto portfolio

Disclosure: some links in this article are referral links. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, XMR, XRP, TRX, and all other coins mentioned in the article, but my portfolio is heavily diversified, so I don’t have financial incentives to shill for…


XinnieThePooh, MeiForHK, FreeKingKong, D7777, Chinazi, QuitTikTok, BoycottMulan, BoycottBlizzard, BandinChina, CommunistNBA — what does all that mean?

Disclosure: many protests-related memes and artworks are shared anonymously, so if you know a particular source, please send a link in the comments or via twitter. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, it’s distributed without any paywall, sponsored content, or referral links, so consider donating some crypto if you want to see more articles about Hong Kong and other pro-democracy movements across the world. If you’re an activist, then check out an open source project decentralized-activism. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, and other coins.

China is like that one person on Twitter that can’t take any criticism…


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I’ve lost money in flash crashes and during a bear market. I’ve learnt it the hard way, but I’ve learnt it. In this article I will share my knowledge with you, so you won’t make the same mistakes.

How to onboard your folks to crypto:

  1. Debunking misconceptions about crypto deflation
  2. How not to lose your money when entering a crypto market (current)
  3. How to choose the core holdings of a crypto portfolio
  4. Structuring satellite holdings and rebalancing a crypto portfolio

Disclosure: some links in this article are referral links. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, and other coins, but my portfolio is heavily diversified, so I don’t have financial incentives to shill for any particular coin. This article is brought to you by a privacy-oriented peer-to-peer marketplace LocalCryptos.


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Full digital gear: Telegram, Protonmail, AirDrop, FireChat, Bridgefy, PrivateBin, Fingertrapp, What3Words, Tor, VPN, prepaid SIM-cards, burner phones.

Disclosure: in this article we focus on tech, rather than politics. If you disagree with any information below feel free to participate in the discussion. If you think that I’m a pro-US shill, then read my article about US imperialism. This article is brought to you by a privacy-oriented peer-to-peer marketplace LocalCryptos, so you can read the content for free without Medium’s paywall or Google ads. I also own BTC, ETH, BCH, and many other coins.

HK youths: Hong Kong is not China!

Chinese: Hong Kong is a part of China!

Me: Hong Kong is a Cypherpunk Harbour!

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In the…


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Dear passengers, welcome to Hong Kong, Cypherpunk Harbour. Please wipe out your chat logs, photos, videos, browsing history, and put on a mask before proceeding to a counter. Enjoy your stay and be water.

Disclaimer: in this article we focus on organization and tech, rather than politics. To Chinese nationalists: if you disagree with information below, feel free to participate in the discussion in a civil and polite way. Both sides have a right to speak out, that’s called freedom of speech. And if you think that I’m a pro-US shill, then read my article about US imperialism. To HK activists: the information is taken from open sources such as public tg groups, lihkg, reddit, so it won’t expose any secrets, but it will tackle “foreign interference” myth. This article is brought to you…

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