DEX Aggregators 2022

Top DEX Aggregators

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregators, also known as liquidity aggregators, compile the exchange rates of numerous DEX platforms and show you a list of platforms offering the best value for your crypto trades.

Moreover, you can access a deeper pool of liquidity by trading on multiple DEXs using a single trading dashboard. Think of them as the search engines of the DeFi landscape, scouring DEXs for the best deals so that you can swap your crypto assets with the lowest fees.

1Inch

Although it is a DEX in its own right, 1Inch’s main USP is its position as a top DEX aggregator across multiple blockchains. The network supports trades across major ecosystems like Ethereum and Binance and smaller networks like Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism.

As an aggregator, 1Inch gives you access to over 120 liquidity sources, with 68 on Ethereum, 39 on Binance, and 24 on Polygon. With daily trading volumes averaging close to $300 million from 300,000+ active users, it is one of the most active DEX aggregators in 2021.

The native token of the 1Inch DEX is also called 1INCH. It functions as both a utility token and a governance token for the protocol. 1INCH is a multi-chain token available on the Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain.

1Inch is one of the best DEX aggregators for crypto rookies, with detailed documentation and a well-developed Help Center filled with starter guides, FAQs, and more.



Slingshot

Slingshot grew out of DEX.AG, a DEX aggregator platform created in late 2018 as part of a hackathon event. At its launch, it supported seven major DEX, including Uniswap, Kyber, and DDEX.

After million-dollar funding rounds, DEX.AG was rebranded as Slingshot in November 2020. Slingshot works on Ethereum-based protocols – Polygon (formerly MATIC) and Arbitrum One. Across the two, you get access to over 326 exchanges/liquidity sources.

Slingshot is a very popular choice among experienced cryptocurrency traders due to its relative simplicity and advanced functionality. The average daily volumes touching over half a billion dollars is a testament to the platform’s popularity.

However, due to a threadbare interface and lack of easily accessible website FAQs, guides, and documentation, Slingshot is not a very beginner-friendly DEX platform.



Totle Swap

Totle is a DEX aggregator that also dips into synthetic asset providers, allowing traders to engage with tokenized assets of many shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the platform seems to be dormant, with no updates since mid-2021 and a lack of stats on any major crypto platform.


ParaSwap

ParaSwap is a versatile DEX aggregator supporting Ethereum, Binance, Polygon, and Avalanche blockchains. In addition, it has a native token for liquidity and governance purposes called the PSP.

While it is one of the more feature-packed and beginner-friendly DEX aggregators, ParaSwap is still in the growth phase. In 2021, the platform reported 1.4 million total users over time, with daily transaction volumes peaking around $150 million.

ParaSwap allows you access to swap and payment options across 75 DEX platforms, focusing on better market rates and cheaper gas fees. In addition, decentralized applications (dApps) can also integrate with ParaSwap to better streamline token swaps.


Matcha

Like 1Inch and Slingshot, Matcha is both a DEX aggregator and a decentralized exchange in itself. Powered by 0x Labs, the platform focuses on transparency, lower fees, smart order routing, and easier access.

Thanks to a recent partnership with MoonPay, Matcha can now accept payments in fiat currencies, a first for DEX platforms. This could be very useful for newcomers – you can directly purchase cryptos using regular currency on Matcha and start trading immediately.

Matcha provides access to over 50 liquidity sources and DEX platforms across three blockchain systems – Ethereum, Binance, and Polygon. Despite being one of the younger platforms on this list (launched in 2020), Matcha boasts over 2.5k daily traders. Its daily volumes are close to $150 million.


Uniswap V3

Uniswap is a DEX platform based on the Automated Marker Maker (AMM) model. After its launch in November 2018, the DEX has seen a meteoric rise among crypto circles. As of Q4 2021, it routinely tops the charts of DEX platforms with the largest daily volumes with $5.5 billion.

The platform is currently in its third iteration – Uniswap V3. Based on the Ethereum Blockchain, Uniswap gives you access to over 50 liquidity pools, with 285 cryptocurrencies across more than 350 markets. The USDC-ETH pair alone accounts for over $1.8 billion worth of trades each day.

While not a DEX aggregator per se, Uniswap is still a great option to consider due to its sheer size and reach. Most of the other aggregators on this list have Uniswap as a major partner and source of trading options.


PancakeSwap

PancakeSwap launched in 2020 to work like Uniswap, but on the Binance Smart Chain instead of Ethereum. Like Uniswap, PancakeSwap is a DEX platform with an AMM operating model, with an additional focus on yield farming based on the native CAKE token.

Regardless of the sweet and syrupy “cake” theme, PancakeSwap is a major force on the DeFi scene, thanks to the sheer size of the Binance blockchain. It easily slots into the top three most active DEX platforms, with daily volumes exceeding $2.6 billion.

The platform is user-friendly, with detailed community guides, troubleshooting articles, and customer support. In addition, you can trade in over 30 major cryptos backed by an equal number of high-quality liquidity pools.


SushiSwap

Is based directly on Uniswap, with a fork in the original code created by its anonymous developer who goes by the pseudonym Chef Nomi.

Right from the outset, SushiSwap has courted controversy. To generate liquidity, its founder encouraged users to deposit in Uniswap tokens, leeching away almost $810 million from Uniswap in a “vampire attack.”

Chef Nomi then proceeded to withdraw his liquidity from the project, generating a massive controversy. Ultimately, he backtracked and returned all funds, relinquishing his control over the project to a new team.

Since these early missteps, SushiSwap has maintained healthy growth rates in the crowded arena of Ethereum-based DEX/AMM platforms. It currently ranks in the top ten list, with daily volumes of close to $800 million across 400+ markets.


dYdX

dYdX is a major DEX platform with a heavy focus on reducing the inflated gas prices on Ethereum. It is one of the few platforms to offer gasless deposits to new users who deposit above a certain threshold. The platform has plans to make this a permanent feature.

dYdX is also working closely with StarkWare to deploy a Layer 2 scalability engine designed to reduce gas costs and trading fees further. Using Ethereum Smart Contracts, dYdX enables traders to invest in the crypto-equivalent of futures trading and other derivatives.

Due to its unique position on the Ethereum ecosystem, dYdX has managed to gain ground on other more popular DEX platforms like Uniswap. As a result, at the end of 2021, dYdX is ranked second on the list of the most active DEX platforms, with daily volumes of $5.4 billion.


Raydium

Instead of Ethereum or Binance, the Raydium platform operates on the highly promising Solana blockchain. As a result, the Ethereum-competitor has a vibrant developer ecosystem, and its cryptocurrency has grown at least 16,000% since January 2021.

The increased interest in the Solana blockchain has also helped Raydium, an AMM platform based on the Serum DEX.

The platform gives access to over 430 trading pairs, with Solana-USDT being the most popular.

The native token, also called Raydium, is the foundation of all future apps and projects on the Solana and Serum ecosystems.

The project’s primary focus is to function as the engine of DeFi on Solana. However, with current daily volumes already reaching $300 million, Raydium shows a lot of promise for future growth.


TraderJoe

Launched in 2020 as a less expensive, more efficient alternative to Ethereum,  Avalanche blockchain focuses on decentralized apps.

Its AVAX token has hit all-time high demands in late 2021, thanks to positive media coverage and high-profile partnerships with entities like Deloitte.

This surge has also propelled TraderJoe, the major DEX platform based around Avalanche blockchain, to the top of the DEX pile in recent times. Its pole position in the blockchain ecosystem has helped drive TraderJoe’s daily trades close to $1 billion.

You can trade major cryptos, stake and gain the native JOE token as rewards, lend other cryptos and farm yields on the TraderJoe platform. With low fees and over 170 markets, TraderJoe is a top target for anyone interested in the Avalanche ecosystem.


Top Pick: Uniswap

The Top pick is Uniswap, for its deep liquidity pools, its user-friendliness, and its commitment to continuous innovation.

As the various DeFi ecosystems continue to grow and expand, the importance of DEX aggregators and AMM platforms will increase further.

These platforms serve a vital purpose, finding liquidity and facilitating transactional activity across multiple blockchains.

To say that the future of DeFi, and by extension, the future of finance as we know it, hinges on DEX aggregators would not be an overstatement.


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“Ego is the Enemy”


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Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back.

The Ego is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.

But why should we bother fighting ego in an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion?  Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.


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Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at nineteen to appren­tice under Robert Greene, author of “The 48 Laws of Power”, and later served as the director of mar­keting for American Apparel.

His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors.

Holiday has written four previous books, most recently The Obstacle Is the Way, which has been translated into seventeen languages and has a cult following among NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, political leaders, and others around the world.

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Block Reward

What Is a Block Reward?

Bitcoin block rewards are new bitcoins awarded to cryptocurrency miners for being the first to solve a complex math problem and creating a new block of verified bitcoin transactions.

The miners use networks of computers to do this, and every time a new block is created it is verified by all the other competing miners. Then a new math problem is introduced and the miners start over.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

A block reward refers to the number of bitcoins you get if you successfully mine a block of the currency.

The amount of the reward halves after the creation of every 210,000 blocks, or roughly every four years.

The amount is expected to hit zero around 2140.

Understanding Block Rewards

The block reward provides an incentive for bitcoin miners to process transactions made with the cryptocurrency. Creating an immutable record of these transactions is vital for bitcoin to work as intended.

The blockchain is like a decentralized bank ledger—one that can’t be altered after being created. The miners are needed to verify the transactions and keep this ledger up to date. Block rewards, and to a lesser extent, transaction fees, are their payment for doing so.

Bitcoin was designed so that new bitcoins are created at a consistent pace. So the difficulty of the math problem is adjusted every two weeks to ensure a steady output of new bitcoins—roughly one block of transactions every 10 minutes.

Bitcoin’s Block Rewards Vs. Ethereum’s

Ethereum, bitcoin’s main competitor as a cryptocurrency, also relies on block rewards to provide incentives to miners. With Ethereum, the reward is a digital token called “ether,” which is rewarded each time a miner succeeds in providing the mathematical proof of a new block. As with bitcoin, miners are also awarded a transaction fee, known as a “gas” fee.

Unlike with bitcoin, there is no limit on the number of Ethereum ether tokens that can be created, and they are created at a much faster pace—in seconds, versus about 10 minutes. So the total number of blocks in the Ethereum chain is larger than in the bitcoin chain.

The Future of Bitcoin Block Rewards

To limit inflation, bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto designed bitcoin to ultimately have only 21 million bitcoins.

This is why the size of bitcoin block rewards is halved after the creation of every 210,000 blocks, which takes around four years.

At bitcoin’s inception in 2009, each block reward was worth 50 BTC.

In May 2020, the block reward was halved a third time to 6.25 BTC.

And as of May 2021, there were already 18.7 million bitcoins in existence, or nearly 90% of the total planned supply.

Ultimately, the block reward is scheduled to reach zero around May 2140, but mining will likely no longer be profitable long before that date is reached.

As of April 2039, about 99.6% of bitcoins will already have been issued, and the block reward will be just 0.19531250 bitcoin.

Along the way, transaction fees are expected to become the primary incentive for bitcoin miners

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Anarchy Legacy

A Crypto Anarchist’s Legacy

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Timothy May on the cover of the second issue of Wired magazine with 2 fellow cypherpunks

Sadly, this past week we lost an icon that helped to spur the cypherpunk movement. Timothy May, who wrote The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto in 1988, lauched a movement that is still very prominent today.

For the uninitiated, a Crypto-Anarchist focuses on subverting the current laws and using new technologies to the benefit of the common man.

In the original manifesto, May says crypto-anarchy focuses on “encryption, digital money, anonymous networks, digital pseudonyms, zero-knowledge, reputations, information markets, black markets, collapse of governments”.

The manifesto was written just before the first crypto wars began during the early 1990’s.

The governments of the world fiercely opposed the general public using cryptographic encryption protocols.

The idea that a normal citizen could completely hide what they say in an electronic message was their biggest concern.

The governments cited national security as a concern (We’ve heard this excuse used many times before).

Tim May was embroiled in the center of this alongside his group of fellow cypherpunks.

RSA Security, a leading computer securty company founded by world-renowned cryptologists, created this poster against a hardware chip that used a US-government supplied encryption standard

The legislation of the anti-encryption laws would also affect payment processing technology. There was a large push back from tech companies that would have to deal with these issues first-hand.

The crypto wars of the 1990’s ended with the concession from the government that encryption was readily available around the world.

The public had won their first bout against the government surveillance state. Alongside the public, you had the cypherpunks and large tech companies that were all fighting a common threat.

There was not much of an issue in terms of encryption for quite a few more years.

Every few years afterward, the idea of backdoors into encryption schemes were brought up but nothing ever came about these new ideations.

The Crypto Wars Redux

The expansion of computational power and development of more efficient processing equipment closed the gap as to who can gain access to encryption software.

The widespread availabilty of software/hardware that can perform these cryptographic calculations involved in encryption and the ease of use has made it possible for the layman to encrypt their own personal messages, video calls,emails, and notes.

Encrypting an email with someone who has never imported a key to their keyring, or generated their own PGP public/private key pair is a thing of the past.

Many of the services that exist today offer these solutions out of the box. The process has become much easier for all parties involved.

Anyone that is now using this technology benefits from this on a privacy and security level.

With all parties benefitting, the leviathan rears its head once more. Australia has passed an anti-encryption bill that will force large tech companies to allow the Australian government to obtain hardware access(citing national security as a major reason).

Outrage has spilled out of the larger tech companies. The end-to-end zero knowledge messaging/calling app, Signal, has taken a stand against this bill.

This sounds very similar to the issues Tim May was battling with during the early days of the First Crypto War.

The cypherpunks came out on top and I’m sure this legislation will face a similar fate.

May’s Impact on the World

The imprint that Timothy May left on the world is profound. The mass adoption of encryption as well as cryptocurrencies shows just how far ahead of the times he was.

May urged the importance of privacy.

He insisted on the use of encryption to keep your communications private.

Currently on a majority of mobile phones there are applications that provide encrypted communications. Whatsapp uses the Signal protocol which was developed by cypherpunk Moxie Marlinspike.

The rise of cryptocurrencies is an ideal that May was very hopeful for.

May did come out against the anti-privacy issues of bitcoin.

There are projects that offer solutions for this privacy debate.

Much of the developer-base of these certain cryptocurrencies have their foundation based in the cypherpunk tradition.

The Cryptocurrencies that aim for a privacy by default mechanism are monero and the soon to launch GRIN which uses the Mimblewimble Protocol (To see an extremely entertaining introduction to the GRIN project via talk-to-text chat for privacy preservation, listen to the creator of Grin).

Zcash is moving in the direction of private by default and the superior cryptography of the ZK range proofs will help to create a very private cryptocurrency.

Cody WIlson and Amir Taaki who worked on projects focused on the crypto-anarchic tradition including Dark Wallet and Defense Distributed

The impact Tim May made on the world by helping to create a social movement shows the importance and strength of his ideals.

He has impacted a generation of people that are growing up in the digital age.

He influenced builders in the 21st century.

You have people creating new currencies, exposing government surveillance on a national scale, circumventing the broken bueracratic system by creating their own markets, anonymous internet protocols, as well as making encryption applicable to the common man (You can find a list of prominent cypherpunks here and also here).

There isn’t enough that can be said about the applications in which he believed could positively affect us.

May was cognizant of the encroaching all-seeing eye of the state but I believe we are in much better shape now than we’ve ever been.

There may be negative news about what we currently face as individuals, from the unprecedented surveillance of the Snowden leaks to the aforementioned Australian anti-encryption bill, but looking at the grand scheme of our daily lives, these tools and their functions have helped to create a much better day than May could have imagined in 1988.

He was a proponent for the industriousness of human nature to outpace the slow moving regulation that would try to bog down any progress.

You can listen here to what he thought people/creators should do when they develop ground breaking technology.

Arise, you have nothing to lose but your barbed wire fences!

Timothy C. May – “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto”

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Return on Investment (ROI)

What Is Return on Investment (ROI)?

Return on investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency or profitability of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

ROI tries to directly measure the amount of return on a particular investment, relative to the investment’s cost.

To calculate ROI, the benefit (or return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment. The result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Return on Investment (ROI) is a popular profitability metric used to evaluate how well an investment has performed.
  • ROI is expressed as a percentage and is calculated by dividing an investment’s net profit (or loss) by its initial cost or outlay.
  • ROI can be used to make apples-to-apples comparisons and rank investments in different projects or assets.
  • ROI does not take into account the holding period or passage of time, and so it can miss opportunity costs of investing elsewhere.

How to Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)

The return on investment (ROI) formula is as follows:

“Current Value of Investment” refers to the proceeds obtained from the sale of the investment of interest. Because ROI is measured as a percentage, it can be easily compared with returns from other investments, allowing one to measure a variety of types of investments against one another.

Understanding Return On Investment (ROI)

ROI is a popular metric because of its versatility and simplicity. Essentially, ROI can be used as a rudimentary gauge of an investment’s profitability. This could be the ROI on a stock investment, the ROI a company expects on expanding a factory, or the ROI generated in a real estate transaction.

The calculation itself is not too complicated, and it is relatively easy to interpret for its wide range of applications. If an investment’s ROI is net positive, it is probably worthwhile. But if other opportunities with higher ROIs are available, these signals can help investors eliminate or select the best options.

Likewise, investors should avoid negative ROIs, which imply a net loss.

For example, suppose Bill invested $1,000 in New Wave AI Corp. in 2017 and sold the shares for a total of $1,200 one year later.

To calculate the return on this investment, divide the net profits ($1,200 – $1,000 = $200) by the investment cost ($1,000), for a ROI of $200/$1,000, or 20%.

With this information, one could compare the investment in New Wave AI with any other projects.

Suppose Bill also invested $2,000 in Web Pirates Inc. in 2014 and sold the shares for a total of $2,800 in 2017. The ROI on Bill’s holdings in Web Pirates would be $800/$2,000, or 40%.

Limitations of Return on Investment (ROI)

Examples like Bill’s (above) reveal some limitations of using ROI, particularly when comparing investments. While the ROI of Jo’s second investment was twice that of the first investment, the time between Jo’s purchase and sale was one year for the first investment but three years for the second.

Bill could adjust the ROI of the multi-year investment accordingly. Since the total ROI was 40%, to obtain the average annual ROI, Bill could divide 40% by 3 to yield 13.33% annualized.

With this adjustment, it appears that although Bill’s second investment earned more profit, the first investment was actually the more efficient choice.

ROI can be used in conjunction with the rate of return (RoR), which takes into account a project’s time frame.

One may also use net present value (NPV), which accounts for differences in the value of money over time, due to inflation.

The application of NPV when calculating the RoR is often called the real rate of return.

Developments in Return On Investment (ROI)

Recently, certain investors and businesses have taken an interest in the development of a new form of the ROI metric, called “social return on investment,” or SROI.

SROI was initially developed in the late 1990s and takes into account broader impacts of projects using extra-financial value (i.e., social and environmental metrics not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts).1

SROI helps understand the value proposition of certain environmental social and governance (ESG) criteria used in socially responsible investing (SRI) practices. For instance, a company may decide to recycle water in its factories and replace its lighting with all LED bulbs. These undertakings have an immediate cost that may negatively impact traditional ROI—however, the net benefit to society and the environment could lead to a positive SROI.

There are several other new flavors of ROI that have been developed for particular purposes. Social media statistics ROI pinpoints the effectiveness of social media campaigns—for example how many clicks or likes are generated for a unit of effort. Similarly, marketing statistics ROI tries to identify the return attributable to advertising or marketing campaigns.

So-called learning ROI relates to the amount of information learned and retained as a return on education or skills training.

As the world progresses and the economy changes, several other niche forms of ROI are sure to be developed in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you calculate return on investment (ROI)?

Return on investment (ROI) is calculated by dividing the profit earned on an investment by the cost of that investment.

For instance, an investment with a profit of $100 and a cost of $100 would have a ROI of 1, or 100% when expressed as a percentage.

Although ROI is a quick and easy way to estimate the success of an investment, it has some serious limitations.

For instance, ROI fails to reflect the time value of money, and it can be difficult to meaningfully compare ROIs because some investments will take longer to generate a profit than others.

For this reason, professional investors tend to use other metrics, such as net present value (NPV) or the internal rate of return (IRR).

What is a good ROI?

What qualifies as a “good” ROI will depend on factors such as the risk tolerance of the investor and the time required for the investment to generate a return.

All else being equal, investors who are more risk-averse will likely accept lower ROIs in exchange for taking less risk.

Likewise, investments that take longer to pay off will generally require a higher ROI in order to be attractive to investors.

What industries have the highest ROI?

Historically, the average ROI for the S&P 500 has been about 10% per year. Within that, though, there can be considerable variation depending on the industry.

For instance, during 2020, technology companies such as Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Amzon.com Inc. generated annual returns well above this 10% threshold.

Meanwhile, companies in other industries, such as energy companies and utilities, generated much lower ROIs and in some cases faced losses year-over-year.

Over time, it is normal for the average ROI of an industry to shift due to factors such as increased competition, technological changes, and shifts in consumer preferences.

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Profitability Guide

Mining Profitability Guide

To calculate mining profitability, you should follow these steps, no matter which calculator you are using:

🔸️Be sure you know your GPU models and the Hash rates.

🔸️Be sure you know the algorithm of the coin.

🔸️Choose the exchange you plan to use for selling coins. This is necessary if you want more precise results.

🔸️Be sure you know your electricity cost.


You can find a list of calculators online that are used by miners, here:

http://bithouseco.home.blog/2021/09/12/mining-calculators/


🔹️ Be sure to keep track of what’s happening in the cryptocurrency world, if you aren’t doing so already. If a coin has problems, it will definitely affect the price and mining profitability, and may even prevent you from selling mined coins.

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Napoleon Hill Quotes

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature.

He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success.

His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies).

Hill’s works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success.

He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” is one of Hill’s hallmark expressions.

How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill’s books.

” The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE.

Keep this constantly in mind.

Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Desire

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

The Mind

” You are the master of your destiny.

You can influence, direct and control your own environment.

You can make your life what you want it to be. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

The Master of your destiny

” When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Defeat

” Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’.

Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. “

Napoleon Hill

Time will never be just right’

” When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. “

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Desires and superhuman powers

” A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. “

Napoleon Hill

Quitter vs. Winner

” The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. “

Napoleon Hill

More than you’re paid

” Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds. “

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Limitations

” Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Happiness

” An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge.

An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

An educated man

” Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

The Seed

” More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth it self. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Mind gold

” A goal is a dream with a deadline. “

Napoleon Hill

Goal

” Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth.

Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them.

If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Opinions…cheapest commodities on earth !

” We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Refuse to believe…

” You are entitled to know that two entities occupy your body.

One of these entities is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear.

The other is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith.

Will you be guided by faith or will you allow fear to overtake you? “

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Fear

” Remember that your dominating thoughts attract, through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most convenient route, their physical counterpart.

Be careful what
your thoughts dwell upon. “

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Law of Nature

” IF – and this is the greatest of them all – I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others,for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Courage to see thyself

” First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality.

The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. “

Napoleon Hill

Imagination

” The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun.

It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun. “

Napoleon Hill

Strongest oak

” Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat. “

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Weak desires

” Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. “

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Persistance

” A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him. “

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Genius

” Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Broaden your view

” If you are not learning while you’re earning, you are cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation. “

Napoleon Hill

Learning while you’re earning

” Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. “

Napoleon Hill

Silence

” One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely.

Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory.

It comes when it pleases,and goes away without warning.

Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure.

Worry will never bring it back. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Love

” TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST SHOW IT.

This is the equivalent of saying “deeds, and not words, are what count most. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

” Remember,too,that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start,and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive”.

The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at some moment of crisis,through which they are introduced to their “other selves”. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

The turning point

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”

Napoleon Hill

One step beyond your greatest failure

” Awake,arise,and assert yourself,you dreamers of the world.

Your star is now in ascendancy. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Dreamers of the world

” Most so called FAILURES are only temporary defeats. “

Napoleon Hill – “Law of Success”

Temporary defeats

” Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. “

Napoleon Hill

Effort and reward

” Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. “

Napoleon Hill – “Law of Success”

Fears

” Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past or how lofty your aims and hopes may be. “

Napoleon Hill

The mind

” You are entitled to know that two entities occupy your body.

One of these entities is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear.

The other is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith.

Will you be guided by faith or will you allow fear to overtake you? “

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Faith vs Fear

” The only limitation is that which one sets up in one’s own mind. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Limitation

” Every man is what he is, because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Dominating thoughts

” There is no substitute for persistence.

The person who makes persistence his watch-word, discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally becomes tired, and makes his departure.

Failure cannot cope with persistence. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Persistance

” The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan.”

And


“A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who come in contact with him, and destroys, also, their chances.”

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Mind buay with definite purpose

” Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. “

Napoleon Hill

3 P’s

” Success requires no explanations. Failure permits no alibis. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Success

” He had nothing to start with, except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand by that desire until he realized it. “

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Determination and Desire

” He had nothing to start with, except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand by that desire until he realized it. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Capacity to know what you want

” Nature will not tolerate idleness or vacuums of any sort.

All space must be and is filled with something . . .

When the individual does not use the brain for the expression of positive, creative thoughts, nature fills the vacuum by forcing the brain to act upon negative thoughts.

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Nature

” In parting, I would remind you that “Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time.

If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time.

You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate decisions! “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Life is a checkboard

” Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often handicap one through “opinions” and sometimes through ridicule, which is meant to be humorous.

Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well-meaning, but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through “opinions” or ridicule. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Opinions

” If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with material things.

Your mind is your spiritual estate!

Protect and use it with the care to which Divine Royalty is entitled.

You were given a WILL-POWER for this purpose. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Your mind is your spiritual estate

” Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act for yourself. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Company of people who influence you

” Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude.

If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can’t. “

Napoleon Hill

Worthwhile objective

” Failure always is a blessing when it forces one to acquire knowledge or to build habits that lead to the achievement of one’s major purpose in life. “

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Failure

” All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination.

Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. “

Napoleon Hill

Imagination – the workshop of your mind

“Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application towards some worthy end.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Knowledge

” The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Ladder of success

” There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy.

It is the universal weakness of LACK OF AMBITION! “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Lack of Ambition

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Temporary defeat

” Love is essential for happiness, but the person who loves so deeply that his or her happiness is placed entirely in the hands of another, resembles the little lamb who crept into the den of the nice, gentle little wolf and begged to be permitted to lie down and go to sleep, or the canary. “

Napoleon Hill – “The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons”

Love

” The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly.

That is the major reason why they are leaders.

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Know where you’re going

” ASK any wise man what he most desires and he will, more than likely, say “more wisdom. “

Napoleon Hill – “The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons”

More Wisdom

” You have a brain and mind of your own.

Use it, and reach your own decisions. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

You have a brain…Use it!

Thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire…

Napoleon Hill

Thoughts are things

” Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.”

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

No retreat

” The mind has a definite way of clothing one’s thoughts in appropriate physical equivalents.

Think in terms of poverty and you will live in poverty.

Think in terms of opulence and you will attract opulence.

Through the eternal law of harmonious attraction, one’s thoughts always clothe themselves in material things appropriate unto their nature. “

Napoleon Hill – “You Can Work Your Own Miracles”

The Mind

” No man is your enemy, no man is your friend, every man is your teacher. “

Napoleon Hill – “The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity”

Every man is your teacher

” INSUFFICIENT EDUCATION.

This is a handicap that may be overcome with comparative ease.

Experience has proven that the best-educated people are often those who are known as ‘self-made’ or self-educated.

It takes more than a university degree to make one a person of education.

Any person who is educated has learned to get whatever they want in life without violating the rights of others.

Education consists not so much of knowledge, but of knowledge effectively and persistently applied.

People are paid not merely for what they know, but more particularly for what they do with what they know. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Self-Education

” Then accumulated knowledge is not wisdom?

A Great heavens, no!

If knowledge were wisdom, the achievements of science would not have been converted into implements of destruction. “

Napoleon Hill – “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success”

Knowledge vs Wisdom

” The entire world is made up of only two things, energy and matter.

In elementary physics we learn that neither matter nor energy (the only two realities known to man) can be created nor destroyed.

Both matter and energy can be transformed, but neither can be destroyed.

Life is energy, if it is anything.

If neither energy nor matter can be destroyed, of course life cannot be destroyed.

Life, like other forms of energy, may be passed through various processes of transition, or change, but it cannot be destroyed.

Death is mere transition.

If death is not mere change, or transition, then nothing comes after death except a long, eternal, peaceful sleep, and sleep is nothing to be feared.

Thus you may wipe out, forever, the fear of Death. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Fear of Death

” ‘Master Mind’, meaning a mind that is developed through the harmonious co-operation of two or more people who ally themselves for the purpose of accomplishing any given task. “

Napoleon Hill – “The Law of Success”

“Master Mind”

” KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money.

Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.”

It is nothing of the sort!

Knowledge is only potential power.

It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end. “

Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich”

Knowledge is potential power

Sources :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Hill

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/399.Napoleon_Hill

Vires In Numeris

Vires In Numeris

” It isn’t obvious that the world had to work this way.

But somehow the universe smiles on encryption.”

Julian Assange

Nobody yet knows for sure if the universe’s smile is genuine or not.

It is possible that our assumption of mathematical asymmetries is wrong and we find that P actually equals NP, or we find surprisingly quick solutions to specific problems which we currently assume to be hard.

If that should be the case, cryptography as we know it will cease to exist, and the implications would most likely change the world beyond recognition.

Vires in Numeris”

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“Strength in Numbers”

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Vires in numeris is not only a catchy motto used by bitcoiners.

The realization that there is an unfathomable strength to be found in numbers is a profound one.

Understanding this, and the inversion of existing power balances which it enables changed my view of the world and the future which lies ahead of us.

One direct result of this is the fact that you don’t have to ask anyone for permission to participate in Bitcoin.

There is no page to sign up, no company in charge, no government agency to send application forms to.

Simply generate a large number and you are pretty much good to go.

The central authority of account creation is mathematics.

And God only knows who is in charge of that.

Elliptic curve examples (cc-by-sa Emmanuel Boutet)

Bitcoin is built upon our best understanding of reality.

While there are still many open problems in physics, computer science, and mathematics, we are pretty sure about some things.

That there is an asymmetry between finding solutions and validating the correctness of these solutions is one such thing.

That computation needs energy is another one.

In other words: finding a needle in a haystack is harder than checking if the pointy thing in your hand is indeed a needle or not.

And finding the needle takes work.

The vastness of Bitcoin’s address space is truly mind-boggling.

The number of private keys even more so. It is fascinating how much of our modern world boils down to the improbability of finding a needle in an unfathomably large haystack.

I am now more aware of this fact than ever.

Bitcoin taught me that there is strength in numbers.

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