About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.

Tranya T10 Pro ear buds – PRODUCT REVIEW

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The Tranya T10 Pro is a product that has been released at the right time in a world where supply chains and fiat money are undergoing challenges that haven’t been seen for more than four decades.

With inflation rampant and people in the West finally coming to terms with their previously rampant consumerism and the need to buy the latest tech products as quickly as they are released, the T10 Pro is the perfectly priced product.

Coming in at less than $100, the T10 offers quality and economy in equal measures. They come with multifarious features, come in a range of six colours, and have a battery life that is longer than the majority of such audio products.

They also have multiple audio settings, 5.1 Bluetooth, and can be charged wirelessly. It is easy to connect them to an Android or iOS device and they have multiple uses. Whether it’s music, gaming, phone calls, or using them when exercising, they are perfect.

Even when it’s raining or the user is sweating as they run, the waterproof rating of the Tranya T10 Pro ensures they are just as good in perfect climatic conditions. Moreover, the 12mm Graphene Drivers deliver fantastic audio quality.

The ear buds market is a very crowded place and sometimes it’s difficult to see the wood from the trees or the best products from the not-so-good ones.

But the Tranya T10 Pro has an identity for today’s user. Quality of product and economy of product, there long-lasting ear buds are a worthy purchase for anybody who understands the challenges of the times and wants to know the beats of the world.

Technical aspects. 

Earbuds battery 50mAh
Charging case battery 480mAh
Playtime Up to 8 hours
Standby time 120 hours
Charging Wireless charging and Type-C
Input 5V+/-0.25V
Charging time Less than 2 hours
Bluetooth version 5.1
Bluetooth range 10 Metres
Driver type Graphene-coated Dynamic
Bluetooth profiles A2DP/HFP/HSP/AVRCP
Audio Codec SBC
Microphone 4-Microphone system

SiennaLend user guide – privacy crypto heaven

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SiennaLend User Guide

SiennaLend provides liquidity, lending and borrowing on the first-ever private DeFi lending protocol.

SiennaLend—the first-ever private DeFi lending protocol—is live on mainnet!

Follow the steps outlined in this guide to provide liquidity for lending pools, and to privately lend and borrow assets.

Before you get started (pre-requisites)

If you are new to the Secret Network ecosystem, you will need to complete a few preliminary steps.

Note: The APY rates in the included screenshots may be inaccurate.

Step 1: Create a Keplr Wallet account.
To interact with Secret Network dApps, you will need to connect your Keplr wallet. Set the network to Secret Network. We have some SCRT tokens in our wallet for gas fees. Go here to install the app or watch this tutorial.

Note: Want to protect your identity? Use the Secret Wallet Guide to create a wallet that cannot be linked to a public wallet, centralized exchange (CEX), or doxxed address in any way.

Step 2: Gather some $SCRT for Gas Fees.
You can get SCRT via direct pay, CEXs and decentralized exchanges (DEXs) on Secret, or as a wrapped ERC-20 version from DEXs on Ethereum (note that you will need native SCRT for gas) — find all your options here.

How to Provide Liquidity and Lend Assets on SiennaLend

Here are the steps you need to take to provide liquidity for SiennaLend markets. Make sure you are connected to your Keplr wallet before starting (and ensure you have a sufficient SCRT balance for gas fees. 1–2 SCRT should be enough).

Step 1: Head over to the Sienna Network app.

Select “Lend” from the menu on the left-side of the app. Similarly, you can click on the “Use SiennaLend” button on the right-side of the app.

https://app.sienna.network

Step 2: Select “Deposit” on the Lend page.

https://app.sienna.network/lend

Step 3: Select the lending market you want to deposit liquidity for.

Select your desired lending pool and click on “Deposit”. For this example, we will make a deposit into the sSCRT lending pool.

After clicking on “Deposit”, you will be prompted to select your desired deposit amount. Input your desired deposit amount and click on “Deposit” (and approve the transaction in the Keplr pop-up) to broadcast the transaction.

You have now successfully made a deposit into a lending pool. Your deposited liquidity is now being used by borrowers for loans. You can either stake your SL (SiennaLend) tokens in their corresponding rewards contract to earn yield, or use them as collateral to take out a loan.

How to Stake SL Tokens to Earn Yield on SiennaLend

Step 1: To stake your SL tokens in their corresponding rewards contract, you will need to go to the “Rewards” page available at the top of the Lend interface.

Step 2: In the rewards page, you will see all the lending pools you have deposited liquidity into. Select the pool you want to earn rewards on and click on “Deposit”.

Step 3: You will be prompted to specify the amount of SL tokens you want to stake in the rewards contract. Select your desired amount and click on “Deposit” to broadcast the transaction.

You are now earning yield on your staked SL Tokens. Enjoy your lending APR!

How to Borrow and Repay Loans on SiennaLend

How to Borrow

To use your deposited liquidity as collateral for a loan, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Go to the “Borrow” page available at the top of the Lend interface.

Step 2: Find the lending market you would like to to utilize for borrowing. For this example we will use sSCRT.

Step 3: Click on “Enable as collateral” to deposit your liquidity as collateral for a loan.

Step 4: After you have enabled your liquidity as collateral, click on “Borrow” to take out a loan against your provided collateral.

Step 5: You will then be prompted to specify the amount you would like to borrow (up to 80% of your provided collateral value is the maximum upper limit we recommend. You can actually take out a loan worth 95% of your provided collateral value, but this is significantly riskier and is not recommended). Specify an amount and click on “Borrow” to broadcast the transaction.

You have now successfully taken out a loan against your collateral!

After taking out a loan, you can monitor your risk ratio on the “Borrow” page. If the collateral value drops, your risk of liquidation increases. When your risk ratio hits 100%, your loan is liquidated and your provided collateral is used to cover the loan.

How to Repay a Loan

Step 1: Go to the “Borrow” page available at the top of the Lend interface.

Step 2: Find the lending market you would like to repay a loan for. For this example we will use sSCRT. Click on “Repay”.

Step 3: You will then be prompted to specify the amount you would like to repay. Specify an amount and click on “Repay” to broadcast the transaction.

You have now successfully repaid your loan!

Once you have repaid your loan, you can disable your collateral and deposit your SL tokens back into the SiennaLend rewards contracts to continue earning yield.

What’s Next?

Guide for setting up liquidator bots is in development. Will be shared with the community soon.

Switchere partners with Sienna Network for fiat on-ramp

Sienna Network has partnered with Switchere to allow the purchase of wSIENNA (ERC-20 version of the native SIENNA token) using credit and debit cards on their platform. This partnership greatly lowers the barrier of entry to Sienna Network.

Switchere is a licensed and fully compliant financial services provider. Switchere allows users to easily buy and sell cryptocurrencies in a few simply steps using credit and debit cards.

Users can easily purchase wSIENNA on Switchere and send it over the Secret Network Ethereum bridge to convert it into native SIENNA (in order to be able to interact with Sienna Network’s privacy-preserving DeFi applications).

To purchase wSIENNA on Switchere, users will first need to register for an account. Users will then need to complete a few KYC steps. Once the KYC information is reviewed and confirmed, users will be able to freely purchase and withdraw wSIENNA.

Exclusive Beta Access for Sienna Knights NFT Holders

Holders of Sienna Knights NFTs will be able to access the on-ramp before it is made available to the public. To check if you qualify for beta access, navigate to the options menu on the bottom left corner of the SiennaSwap app, and click on the “Get Access” button from the “Get early beta access” menu option.

SiennaSwap is a privacy-first, cross-chain decentralized exchange where users can swap tokens privately with zero front-running.

SiennaSwap runs on Secret Network, which is the first blockchain with privacy-preserving smart-contracts with high scalability and low fees. Transactions are executed almost instantly, and with privacy combined, front-running is effectively mitigated.

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Please note that while Switchere allows US residents to purchase all major cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, XRP etc.), they are prohibited from purchasing other tokens including wSIENNA. EU/Asia/Africa residents are allowed to purchase wSIENNA on Switchere. Stay tuned for a US fiat on-ramp.

Gamepay Wins $250K Grant From Everscale DeFi Alliance

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Metaverse company Gamepay has won a $250,000 grant from Everscale Grants, a campaign from the Everscale DeFi Alliance designed to bring in exceptional projects that can grow the Everscale ecosystem.

The company will receive financial support for ongoing expansion, technical mentorship from a team of industry experts as well as project structuring and market support.

Gamepay provides all the necessary tools for global game developers to launch their P2E games on its platform, focused on creating multiverses as well as an active community, the first product being Chickey Chik, which will launch in a NFT marketplace later this month

“We are certain the outstanding GamePay team will successfully implement their project, and we are delighted that such a technologically sophisticated service will appear in the Everscale ecosystem. 

“I hope that the example of GamePay will be followed by other startups, for whom the speed, reliability, and infinite scalability of Everscale are critical”, said Stan Prikhodko, Head of Everscale Defi Alliance grants program.

Gamepay will provide Everscale with rapid community growth and engagement as well as Tier 1 media exposure and ensure that the company will be an active player in growing the Everscale ecosystem as well as distributing the Chickey Chik game to Everscale wallet holders.

“To say we are honoured and excited at receiving this grant is the biggest understatement of 2022. We know Everscale is as agile and as passionate as us when it comes to scalability, speed, advanced smart-contract environment and the ability to support growth at full scale without limits.

“The onboarding process for receiving the grant was super-professional and seamless and we look forward to growing our ongoing partnership and collaboration,” said Daniel Santos, Gamepay CEO.

The $250,000 grant will be used to expand the footprint of the growing Gamepay and Chickey Chik community as the company pursues its roadmap of NFT and game delivery.

Recently profiled and lauded in Forbes magazine, Gamepay recently received $1.2 million pre-seed funding, led by Seier Capital with further investment from 8VI Group.

About Gamepay
Blog: https://chickeychik.medium.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chickeychik
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chickey-Chik-10344798557091
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chickeychikofficial/
OpenSea: https://opensea.io/chickeychik
Discord: https://discord.gg/chickeychik
Whitepaper: https://docsend.com/view/3b3ve76mhtq5sf5k
Website: https://chickeychik.com/
Telegram: https://twitter.com/OfficialChickey
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/OfficialChickeyChik
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN_LNU5EaXrrbzKKtDIKwiQ

Pradeep Nalluri Q&A – President Mutual Mobile

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Pradeep, welcome to Mob 76, please tell our readers about Mutual Mobile

We are a leading digital agency that brings digital experiences to life. We’ve been at the forefront of digital transformation ever since the advent of the smartphone era a little over a decade ago. We’ve worked on building digital experiences for companies like Walmart, Nike, AccuWeather, The Economist, and more.

I believe you’re based in Austin, Texas?

Mutual Mobile’s cross-functional team predominantly works out of Austin, Texas, (where we’re headquartered) and Hyderabad, India. Our commitment to borderless teams reflects in the fact that we have employees across North America, Europe, and India—allowing us to stay nimble on our feet when it comes to taking up and delivering work globally.

You’ve had an incredible journey from your birthplace in India. How did all this happen, Pradeep?

When India opened its markets in 1991, the inflow of ideas (and foreign exchange) into the country significantly altered my outlook on life. Almost overnight, India came alive with a million opportunities for success. In such a time, my love for computers and gaming sparked when I got my hands on an Intel 386 in the 6th grade. I spent countless hours on it— always coding, building websites, and gaming.

This early interest translated into a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications. I used to finish my university classes in the mornings and rush to my job as a Systems Administrator for a local firm during the afternoons and evenings. By the time I graduated, I had close to 4 years of professional work experience—putting me higher up the ladder than most of my peers.

Even so, I was fortunate to have mentors who recognized my drive and gave me early opportunities to build and run studios. So when the chance to lead Mutual Mobile came in 2014, I was all set and raring to go!

I understand you’re looking to expand to Europe this year. Where are you looking at basing yourselves?

London is where we’re setting up base. We have marquee clients in the UK and Europe. I was over there in the last quarter catching up with customers and partners after a COVID-brought 20-month hiatus.

What is behind the strategy of having a European office, Pradeep?

Professionally, we go back some way in the UK, having delivered work here before. But, currently, there is a war for talent unfolding here. Businesses are looking not just across the pond but all over the world for collaboration—especially in the teeth of realities served by things like the Great Resignation.

In such a scenario, I see a gap that agile and borderless digital teams can fill very well. After all, we bring quality as well as the experience of working with Fortune 100s to the table. Setting an office up in London gives us a chance to get more boots on the ground and be there when our customers look to become increasingly digital-driven.

What challenges does Mutual Mobile face in 2022?

Our biggest challenges this year would be helping our customers leverage the rapidly evolving techscape of today—especially with the mainstream entrances of the metaverse, web3, and on-chain solutions.

As I say this, our team is working to ensure our customers successfully transition into this new age, open unprecedented channels of revenue, and become more efficient in their workflows and user solutions than ever before.

Do you have any advice for the entrepreneurs in our audience, Pradeep?

A huge personal hero of mine is actually a fellow Londoner: Felix Dennis! In fact, his book ‘How to Get Rich’ has been one of the biggest shapers of who I am today. I must concede the title is a bit corny but don’t let that throw you off. Every entrepreneur must read it. It’s a timeless tome on wealth and value creation.

Apart from that, I’d just ask you to remember this: “The best time to start something cool was a decade ago, and the second-best time is now. If it’s perfect, you waited too long.” Bias towards action, take calculated risks, cut your losses fast.

Is the continuing problem of Covid going to affect your business?

COVID disrupted almost every major industry in the world. A lot of people suffered and the pandemic, in general, has been a huge global ordeal. However, it proved to be a tailwind for our line of work. In just a matter of months, the knowledge industry underwent a paradigm shift and frankly, I just don’t see us ever going back. Most employees today find commuting to work every day passé! So I can confidently say that we will continue to remain remote and borderless while continuing to deliver the best work to all our clients.

Any predictions for 2022?

The metaverse is here to stay. The sooner we optimise for it, the better prepared we will be to harness its full potential when it rolls out.

Thanks for everything, Pradeep, I hope it goes well

The pleasure was all mine. Thank you for inviting me.

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