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Bitcoin Hard Forks: Everything You Need to Know

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Bitcoin hard forks are a hot topic right now. Everyone wants to know what they are and how they will affect the bitcoin ecosystem. In this blog post, we will explain everything you need to know about bitcoin hard forks. We will cover what a hard fork is, the different types of hard forks, and how they can impact the market. Stay tuned for more information!

  1. What is a Bitcoin Hard Fork ?

A Bitcoin hard fork is a radical change to the protocol of the existing network. It essentially creates an alternate version of the blockchain that splits off from the original chain and carries its own set of rules and transactions. This split is often done due to disagreement between miners and users on how best to move forward with important changes, such as increasing block size or changing the algorithm used for mining.

  1. Types of Bitcoin Hard Forks

There are two main types of bitcoin hard forks: soft and hard. A soft fork is a change to the protocol that requires only miners to upgrade their software, while a hard fork requires all users and miners to upgrade. Both can result in either one chain splitting off and becoming incompatible with the original chain, or both chains continuing to exist side by side.

  1. Impact of Bitcoin Hard Forks

Bitcoin hard forks can have a huge impact on the market. When a hard fork occurs, it can cause confusion among users who hold bitcoin, as they will suddenly have two different versions of their coins. As a result, the market prices of different versions of bitcoin can diverge significantly and create opportunities for investors to capitalize on the price difference. Additionally, hard forks can also lead to new technologies being created as developers work to implement the changes in their software.

  1. What to Do in the Event of a Bitcoin Hard Fork ?

If a bitcoin hard fork is announced, it’s important to become informed as quickly as possible. First and foremost, make sure you have control of your private keys; this will ensure that you can access both versions of the coin in the event of a split. Additionally, monitor the news and social media for updates on how the situation is progressing, and consider whether you want to take advantage of any trading opportunities that may arise. Finally, be sure to exercise caution when considering investing in new coins or technologies that emerge from the fork.

  1. The Pros and Cons of Bitcoin Hard Forks

Bitcoin’s popularity has led to congestion on the Bitcoin network. This congestion has led to increased transaction fees and longer transaction times. As a result, some in the Bitcoin community have called for a “hard fork” of the Bitcoin network.

A hard fork is a change to the protocol of a cryptocurrency that makes previously invalid blocks/transactions valid (or vice-versa). This means that after a hard fork, two separate blockchains will exist – one on each side of the fork. Transactions which occurred on one blockchain before the hard fork will not be valid on the other blockchain.

The pros of a Bitcoin hard fork are that it can help to increase the block size, reduce transaction fees, and shorten transaction times. It can also help with scalability by allowing developers to create new innovative solutions which could not be implemented on the old chain.

However, there are some cons as well. A hard fork could lead to a split of the blockchain, with two separate versions existing side by side. This could create confusion and lead to losses for users who are not aware of the changes or have not upgraded their software. Additionally, hard forks can be contentious and may divide the community into different camps, leading to conflict over which version is superior.

In conclusion, a Bitcoin hard fork can be beneficial but it also carries some risks. It is important to stay informed and exercise caution when deciding whether or not to participate in a hard fork.

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Izwe Savings and Loans Launches its Refreshed Brand to Better Serve Customers and Drive Growth

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Izwe Savings and Loans, a leading financial service provider in Ghana, has unveiled its refreshed brand, marking a significant step towards enhancing customer service and fostering sustained growth.

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Flame Condoms Celebrates four couples in its ‘Sparks of  Love’ Campaign 

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Flame Condoms, a product of Marie Stopes International treated four couples to an all-expense paid romantic date treat at Laboma beach.

 

Their social media campaign themed ‘Sparks of Love’ was engineered to celebrate four couples and give their love the spark it deserves this Valentine’s Day.

The four couples were picked up from their locations and chauffeured to Laboma Beach.

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They were met with a candlelit set up, with roses shaped like a heart to create a serene yet romantic ambiance to set the mood. Ami Shikah, the host for the night greeted them with warmth and excitement to ease them into the activities of the night.

The couples were treated to a beachside dinner, as they enjoyed a sumptuous spread of gourmet delights. Against the backdrop of gently crashing waves and the rustle of palm trees, they savored every moment, relishing both the food and the company of their beloved.

Following the dinner, the couples were whisked away for a series of romantic activities carefully curated by Flame Condoms. They engaged in intimate conversations with Ami Shika the sex therapist to deepen their bond and ignite their flames of passion.

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It was an opportunity to create new memories among the couples. Regardless of their backgrounds or stories, all four couples found themselves swept away by the shared moments of love.

As the night ended, the couples gathered around a crackling bonfire, and exchanged heartfelt conversations, dreams, and promises for the future. The highlight of the evening was a tender proposal made by one of the couples, adding an extra touch of romance to the atmosphere.

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Flame Condoms’ initiative to treat four couples to a night of romance at Laboma Beach served as a reminder of the importance of love, intimacy, and connection in our lives. Against the stunning backdrop of nature’s beauty, these couples were given the gift of cherished moments and unforgettable experiences, all made possible by the commitment of Flame Condoms to promote healthy relationships and enhance pleasure.

Flame Condoms, a Marie Stopes International brand is dedicated to ensuring that Ghanaians have safe but pleasurable sex. Flame condoms come in two variants: Flame Xtacy and Flame Xtra, all featuring dotted or ribbed textures with a delay gel, and available in vanilla or strawberry flavors.

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RightCard (LemFi) doubles down on Bank of Ghana Approval with Nsano partnership.

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RightCard Payment Services Limited trading as LemFi is delighted to announce that it has obtained additional approval from by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to partner with Nsano Limited to deliver money transfer services to Mobile Money Wallets and Bank Account Beneficiaries in Ghana.

This move continues RightCard’s dedication to complying with the Bank of Ghana’s regulatory framework as well as reinforcing service efficiency through affiliation with proven partners. In February 2023, RightCard “LemFi” formally resumed offering its services to Ghana following a temporary suspension.

RightCard delivers innovative services and products in various markets, through the LemFi app. RightCard is licenced as an Electronic Money Institution with the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

LemFi customers can rest assured of continuous delivery of quality service; instant money transfer, competitive exchange rate and zero transaction fee offerings. Prospective customers can take advantage, by downloading the app from the iOS, Google Play Store or on the website at www.lemfi.com.

If you require additional information and updates, please visit our website at www.lemfi.com or write to us at “legal@lemfi.com”
Stay connected with us on this exciting journey by following the latest news and developments on our social media channels:

Facebook: UseLemFi
Instagram: @UseLemFi
Twitter: @UseLemFi

Thank you for your continued support.

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COTTON FEST SET FOR JOHANNESBURG RETURN INAPRIL 2024

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Get ready for an extraordinary experience as Cotton Festival returns, for the 5th edition in Johannesburg, to its home at the Old Station in Newtown on April 6th, 2024. 

This year’s theme, #VoteCottonFest, goes beyond a festival; it’s a dynamic lifestyle movement whereattendees actively shape the culture through music, art, sport and lifestyle choices, celebrating theconvergence of individuality. 

Cast your votes for the new wave in youth culture, embracing diversity and inclusivity in every aspect of the festival. Engage in interactive elements and unique experiences that reflect the vibrant spirit of this years theme #VoteCottonFest. 

Cotton Festival is a testament to Bianca Naidoo’s commitment to continue the legacy createdbythelate Riky Rick. Together, they championed collaboration across music, fashion, lifestyle, and sports culture. 

We’re thrilled to announce our festival partners who share in our vision: NikNaks, Coke Studios, Vuse, Hunters, Klipdrift, Count Pushkin, 4th Street Wine, NBA, Jägermeister, Youth X by Nedbankand Red Bull. 

In collaboration with dynamic media broadcast partners like YFM and MTV Base, Cotton Festival’s reach extends far and wide, resonating with youth audiences throughout the country. 

Featuring the hottest South Africa talent, artists will perform across 3 stages. 

Save the date, embrace the theme, and join us on April 6th, 2024, in this celebration of individuality, expression and empowerment of young creatives! #CottonfestJHB #VoteCottonfest2024 #VoteCottonFest 

Tickets for this immersive lifestyle experience are ON SALE NOW at Pick n Pay and Webtickets –secure yours here. 

• R200 Early Bird Tickets – limited tickets available 

• R300 General Admission – limited tickets available 

Stay tuned for more information. 

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For media accreditation opening next month and all media inquiries, please contact Sade Simons at sade@sspublicrelations.com,publicist@sspublicrelations.com or +27 79 961 1924. 

ABOUT COTTON FEST 

Cotton Festival, created by the late Riky Rick, is more than a festival, it’s a movement! Burstingonto the scene in 2019, the festival champions collaboration across music, fashion, lifestyle, andsports culture. Committed to inclusivity and safety, Cotton Fest is a celebration of the newwaveinyouth culture. 

Follow #VoteCottonFest2024 

Website – https://cottonfest.co.za/ 

Instagram – @cottonfestjhb 

Facebook – @cottonfestjhb 

Twitter – @cottonfestjhb”

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Custom Wedding dress: Everything You Should Know

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For brides who are searching for a particular gown but are unable to locate it anyplace, a custom gown can be the perfect fit. If so, please continue reading about the process of creating and designing below. Furthermore, it is recommended to start making your own custom gown at least nine to twelve months prior to your big day

Perhaps the perfect option for you is a custom bridal gown.If you have a unique body shape and can’t find the right design anyplace, or if you want to incorporate a beloved piece of clothing (like your grandmother’s antique lace handkerchief), making your own wedding dress is a terrific option.

How Are Customised Wedding Dresses Made?

These dresses are mainly constructed from either taffeta, satin or silk. However, some women prefer making their own dresses using personal materials that they have emotional attachments to. Additionally, if you want your wedding dress to be environmentally friendly, both hemp and bamboo are good choices.

You can buy these materials online or go to the nearest store that sells fabrics to get the best fabrics and designs at reasonable prices. On the other hand, you may put on an ancient crafty piece of attire along with your selected wedding dress.

However, before getting down to work, it is worth noting that you should first pick up a fabric that one will find more close resembling his taste. After this task, you will need a body measurement and create a mockup dress in order to ascertain its perfect fit. To accomplish this stage, you can either buy dressmaking software or use sewing machine as well as needles and thread hands when making a sample for service delivery.

Once everything is finalized and you’ve chosen the perfect design for your aesthetic, you may have a talented tailor make for your dress.

A Few Things to Look for in a Tailor 

Finding a tailor with experience in creating custom wedding dresses can be crucial. Even better, consider seeking a tailor who has altered bridal gowns for past brides, as they will have an understanding of the adjustments required.

Additionally, consider where the tailor is situated, and his or her fee. However, in most cases you get what you pay for: it’s just that some very good sewers charge very reasonable prices. By typing ‘wedding dress sewing services’ into Google you can acquire an array of reputable local tailors. You may also ask your friends and family members about the best seamstress within your area.

Options for Customizing Wedding Dresses


You can customise a wide variety of wedding gown styles to match your specific proportions. The most popular wedding dress categories are:

    • Ball Gowns: Full-skirted ball gowns are ideal for brides who have an hourglass form. Given that they frequently include a high waist, these dresses can be the easiest to personalize.
    • Sheath or Shift Dress: Brides with long, slim figures look stunning in sheath or shift dresses. These dresses are fairly basic, frequently featuring a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt.
    • Column or Mermaid Dress: These dresses have a full skirt and are fitted at the waist, much like ball gowns. For brides who have an hourglass body, they are ideal. 
  • A-line Dress: Brides with apple or pear-shaped bodies look stunning in a-line gowns. 

Benefits of customize Your Clothes

Choosing to create your wedding dress has a number of perks.. First of all, you don’t have to follow trends in order to create the exact style and appearance you want. Even more environmentally friendly materials can be used to make your bridal gown, or it might incorporate sentimental clothing pieces. You may also alter your wedding gown as many times as needed to get the perfect fit.

You will be ready to wear your custom wedding dress several times, which is not possible with a custom-made or designer dress. You can wear your wedding gown to formal events such as anniversaries and weddings.

Conclusion

One possibility that can be uniquely yours on this big day is making your own wedding gown which no one else will own ever again. Furthermore, if you are not able to find a ready-made dress that fits perfectly because of having a different body shape, then designing custom wedding dresses could be an ideal solution.

 

When making the decision to sew your own bridal gown, it is advised that you research on the fabrics, stitching techniques and quantities as soon as possible. You are also supposed to start thinking about this at least one year before in order that there remains enough time to complete the dress with adjustments if any would be required..



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Efya set to thrill UK fans with epic concert on March 16th

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Sleeky Promotions is gearing up to present a spectacular showcase featuring Ghanaian songstress Efya in the UK. (more…)

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