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    Michele Wucker

    Michele Wucker

    Michele is known for coining the term “gray rhino” to focus attention on and counter leaders’ surprising vulnerability to obvious, probable, impactful risks.

    You will not meet a more thoughtful, articulate, and innovative thinker around the role that risk plays in our daily lives than Michele.”
    — David R. Koenig, President and CEO of The DCRO Institute
    GLOBAL, ORGANIZATION, September 27, 2022 / -- The DCRO Institute, a global nonprofit focused on bringing risk expertise to the boardroom and c-suite, announced today the award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance® to Michele Wucker of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Concurrently, she is approved to use the Qualified Risk Director® designation.

    Michele is the founder of the Chicago-based strategic advisory firm Gray Rhino & Company. A globally recognized expert in risk as a core strategic element of board and executive work, Michele coined the term “gray rhino” to focus attention on and counter leaders’ surprising vulnerability to obvious, probable, impactful risks. Her influential, eponymous global bestseller brought gray rhinos into the daily lexicon of risk management professionals. She most recently authored a sequel, You Are What You Risk, which looks at influences on risk perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.

    Michele is a faculty member at the DCRO Risk Governance Institute. She is also an advisor to IRM India, the think tank Preventable Surprises, and the climate-tech start-up Climastry. A 2009 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, she leads the YGL Board Service Initiative and has served on the Forum’s Expert Network and Global Futures Council on Frontier Risks. Michele earned her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, her bachelor's degree in French and Policy Studies from Rice University, and the Harvard Kennedy School certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century.

    "I have had the distinct pleasure to work with and come to know Michele since before we launched the DCRO Institute," said David R. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the DCRO Institute. "You will not meet a more thoughtful, articulate, and innovative thinker around the role that risk plays in our daily lives or the success we can bring as executives and board leaders in our organizations. We're proud to be associated with her and to have her so deeply committed to this work," he continued.

    “The DCRO Institute’s philosophy of positive risk taking rightly emphasizes value creation, not just the potential for loss that comes to mind for many people when they think of risk,” said Ms. Wucker. “The Certificate in Risk Governance® requires holistic, forward-thinking across legal, environment, financial, technology, sustainability and other areas that are essential to risk management and business success.”

    The Certificate in Risk Governance® is awarded to those who have completed The Board Members' Course on Risk® - an intensive 17-course education program and evaluation. The curriculum is designed for current and aspiring board members who seek to advance the governance of risk-taking at their organizations and those who interact with boards. Taught by some of the world's leading figures in risk governance, the program features lessons by nearly 50 board members, c-level executives, and well-known authors from five continents. No course on risk for board members as robust as this - depth, practicality, and global expertise - exists anywhere else.

    Qualified Risk Directors® have gone through a rigorous evaluation process, demonstrating their expertise across business, risk, and leadership, and having sound educational backgrounds that combine to bring skills to the boardroom, unlike most.

    The fundamental Duty of Care for directors around risk is to ensure that our organizations take risks well in pursuit of our goals and ambitions. This course furthers the fulfillment of that duty. Candidates may enroll in the Certificate in Risk Governance program by visiting

    Read testimonials about the program at

    About the DCRO Institute - The DCRO Institute is the home of the Qualified Risk Director® designation. We work globally to bring risk expertise to the boardroom and c-suite. Graduates from our programs are leaders in boardrooms and c-suites on five continents. Our goal, which is emblazoned on our logo, is to help organizations Innovate, Sustain, and Create Value. Visit to learn more.

    For more information, please contact David R. Koenig at +1.612.286.1776 or by e-mail at

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  • International Coercive Control Conference Seeks to Address Root Causes of Violence Against Women Across the Globe

    Experts gather to share knowledge, resources, and strategies to make Coercive Control visible and understood

    NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2022 / -- For the second year, experts, advocates and activists will gather to address the global crisis facing women in its most invisible and unrecognizable form– coercive control. This year’s theme, Coercive Control: Oppression in Our Public and Private Spheres, seeks to connect the dots between the root cause of coercive control male entitlement to have power over in a gender unequal world, and the countless ways in which this entitlement shows up in our most intimate and personal relationships and spaces, and when it manifests in our public spaces.

    The landmark Supreme Court decision that came out earlier this summer, Dobbs v. Jackson, held that women don’t have a constitutional right to an abortion. Right now in Iran, women are tearing off their hijabs and cutting their hair, protesting the murder of Mahsa Amini for wearing her headscarf too loosely, by so-called “morality police”. Security forces are currently killing an unknown number of protestors in the streets across Iran. In China, “Rice bunny” is the homophonic translation of the words “me” and “too” in Mandarin, a euphemism that feminists fighting sexual harrassment in China adopted in order to avoid government detection and censorship.

    These examples, while varying in scale, severity, and impact, are manifestations of coercive control and the myriad ways in which it is exercised, whether privately, publicly , overtly or covertly, or through government or religious sanction. In short, these are ways in which male entitlement to have power over, is rooted in, reinforced by and maintained - by gender inequality. ICCC sessions on “Reproductive Rights: Coercive Control of Her Body,” “Violence Against Women As a Hate Crime,” and “Coercive Control in a #metoo Context” are just a few of the conversations at this year’s ICCC about how we might better identify coercive control, confront it, and end it.

    For a complete list of speakers and sessions and to register for the conference, visit:

    About The International Coercive Control Conference
    The conference is a first step towards bringing together those working on the front lines advocating for change, modernizing legislation, conducting cutting-edge research, and changing the narrative to make visible the patriarchal nature of abuse and coercive control.

    About the Engendered Collective
    The Engendered Collective is a community of survivors, advocates, and feminists that engage in knowledge-building, collective care, healing, and advocacy to increase accountability for sex-based abuse, exploitation, and violence.

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  • Associated Press (AP) Added to EIN Presswire’s Press Release Distribution Footprint

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    Provides Unparalleled Press Release Distribution Reach, Visibility, and Results to the Marcom Industry

    This agreement with the Associated Press gives our clients' news releases incredible visibility to readers of one of the world’s largest and most important news reporting organizations”
    — Jeremy Fields
    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, September 20, 2022 / -- EIN Presswire is announcing today the addition of the Associated Press (AP) to its continuously growing distribution network.

    EIN Presswire, “Everyone’s Internet News Presswire”, is a global leader in press release distribution. EIN Presswire leverages its unique market position by providing superior distribution and customer service at a market disruption price point.

    Jeremy Fields, Vice President, Corporate Development at EIN Presswire said: “This agreement with the Associated Press gives our clients’ news releases incredible visibility to readers of one of the world’s largest and most important news reporting organizations. Adding the AP further strengthens our proprietary and unmatched distribution network that continues to grow – already reaching millions of readers who find EIN Presswire client news releases via search engines, thousands of media and public sites, industry trade press, social media and more.”

    Fields added, “This is just one of many exciting updates to EIN Presswire’s distribution that we’ll be unveiling – always giving public relations communicators the very best in reach, results, service and value.” If you are interested in these upcoming updates, follow us on Twitter:

    About AP

    The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. Editorially approved press releases sent out via EIN Presswire are now syndicated on with the potential to reach their 35 million Monthly Active Users.

    About EIN Presswire

    EIN Presswire, Everyone's Internet News Presswire, is where professional communicators and organizations turn when they need to get their news in front of the media, stakeholders, and the public. EIN Presswire is an operating division of Newsmatics Inc., a Washington, D.C. -based news tech company.

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    Newsmatics Inc. is an independent privately held news tech company headquartered in Washington, D.C., focused on news technology platform development. Its activities include media monitoring, custom media analysis, and advanced intelligence software applications. Its product line includes EIN Presswire, Affinity Group Publishing, APEX News Index, and the Perspectify mobile app, among others.

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  • New Book "Dancing in Their Light" Brings to Life the Golden Age of “Polynesian” Floor Shows in the 1960s and 70s

    This book cover shows author Debbie Chinn standing in front of an image of her parents' famous restaurant / nightclub -  the House of Mah Jong in Long Island, New York.

    The book captures the era of "Polynesian" nightclubs with floor shows in the 1960s and 70s, and traces the author’s lineage back 13 generations with more than 170 rare family photos.

    This old photography shows Chinn's great-grandmother (born c.1850) who, as a young child, was discovered in a church lying next to her deceased mother. A Southern Baptist missionary rescued and adopted her, naming her Mary Hartwell (2nd Row, 2nd from right)

    Chinn tells the story of her great-grandmother (born c.1850) who, as a young child, was discovered in a church lying next to her deceased mother. A Southern Baptist missionary rescued and adopted her, naming her Mary Hartwell (2nd Row, 2nd from right).

    As this image shows,  teenaged Debbie Chinn was thrust into the land of the South Seas as the restaurant evolved into a Polynesian nightclub with floor shows. She became an exotic hula and sword dancer performing weekly at nights after school.

    As the family business grew in popularity and fame, Chinn was thrust into the land of the South Seas as the restaurant evolved into a Polynesian nightclub with floor shows. She became an exotic hula and sword dancer performing weekly at nights after school.

    Arts & Cultural Leader Debbie Chinn Publishes Moving and Illuminating Memoir about Her Family’s Chinese Immigrant Experiences in Long Island, New York.

    My parents stressed a strong work ethic, fanatical hospitality, relationship-building, supporting [locals], and always taking care of others. It was a family ethos that is known today as philanthropy.”
    — Debbie Chinn - author, advocate, arts & cultural leader
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 15, 2022 / -- While other children enjoyed sleep-overs, summer camps, and sports activities growing up, Debbie Chinn’s childhood in Syosset, New York, was spent at The House of Mah Jong, her family’s Chinese restaurant. She entered the workforce at the age of three, selling cigarettes, and by six, was promoted to inserting umbrellas into cherries and pineapple slices for an assortment of exotic drinks while sitting on a bar stool. As the family business grew in popularity and fame, she was thrust into the land of the South Seas as the restaurant evolved into a Polynesian nightclub with floor shows, a ubiquitous dining experience in the 1960’s and 70’s. Chinn became an exotic hula and sword dancer performing weekly at nights after a full day at middle school and then high school.

    All of this and much more is brought to vivid life in Chinn’s new book - Dancing in Their Light: A Daughter’s Unfinished Memoir (available everywhere books are sold) - which traces the author’s lineage back 13 generations and features more than 170 rare family photos. It includes the fascinating story of Chinn’s great-grandmother (born c.1850) who, as a young child, was discovered in a church lying next to her deceased mother. They were fleeing the Taiping Rebellion (1851-1864) in Peking, China, making their way to Shanghai. The first of many twists of family fate arose when a Southern Baptist missionary rescued and adopted her, and named her Mary Hartwell.

    The book also sheds light on how Chinn found her calling and - after moving to the San Francisco / Bay Area - has built a distinguished, 30-year career as an arts activist, a non-profit consultant, and CEO - leading some of the country’s most renowned cultural institutions and their programs and championing equity and inclusion. A business philosophy long modeled by her father - long before the emergence of the DEI acronym.

    “In their quest to assimilate in the United States,” says Chinn, “my parents stressed a strong work ethic, fanatical hospitality, relationship-building, supporting organizations in the community, and always taking care of others. It was a family ethos that is known today as philanthropy.”

    Adding to her long list of accomplishments in the arts and cultural world, on August 25, Chinn was named executive director of TheaterWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, California. Over the past 25 years, she has held a series of C-suite positions as executive director of Opera Parallèle at the Carmel Bach Festival, and as managing director of California Shakespeare Theater, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and, most recently, of Anna Deavere Smith Projects.

    She also has served on the boards of the San Francisco Community Music Center, Playwrights Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, and more recently as Board President of Theater Bay Area.

    For more information about Debbie Chinn, Dancing in Their Light and her non-profit leadership work, visit her website.

    To request a review copy of the book and/or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Scott Busby / / 310.600.7645

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  • Ethereum Merge and Which Crypto to Mine Now as BitcoinZ, Ergo, Flux, Ravencoin & BTG 're Fighting for the Mining Crown

    Which would be the gain for each asset among the most profitable to mine ones, in different scenarios

    Gains for each asset (BitcoinZ, Ravencoin, Flux , Ergo and BTG) if they had Monero's capitalization 10-9-2022

    Information snapshot for the most profitable coins to mine on September 10 2022

    The advantages of the BitcoinZ Ecosystem for its users and miners.

    Every year BitcoinZ's Community releases a calendar on BTCZ's birthday presenting some of the most important moments that took place for the Project during the last year

    BitcoinZ 5 Years Anniversary Calendar: The most important moments of the 5th year of life for BitcoinZ

    There are thousands of miners now wondering what is the best coin to mine now that Ethereum is switching to Proof of Stake so it won't be mineable anymore

    The mineable coins that consistently stand out in the profitability list of Whattomine for more than 3 years are BitcoinZ (BTCZ) , Ravencoin (RVN), ERGO (ERG), FLUX (FLUX) and BitcoinGold (BTG).”
    — BitcoinZ Community
    LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, UK, September 14, 2022 / -- The so called Ethereum’s "Merge" is here.
    Ethereum,  the currently most popular mineable Proof of Work cryptocurrency network, is switching to the Proof of Stake protocol for a series of reasons so it ceases to be "mineable" by Computers.

    Right now there are thousands of miners who strongly believe in the Proof of Work protocol and Decentralization which are the pillars of the original cryptocurrency idea. They now wonder which cryptocurrency network they should join after Ehereum with their PCs.
    A quite difficult decision as we have unnumbered projects in a chaotic Crypto World.

    Hopefully there are some filters that can help us to separate the top options.
    First of all let’s make clear that the most self proclaimed “crypto assets” out there have no relation with what Bitcoin introduced as the first cryptocurrency.
    Most of them are not created by mining but are issued by a founder who is allocating the whole supply into his own wallet before selling it as the next “technological miracle” with several marketing tricks. Then the founder makes a new project repeating the procedure and this is how we ended up with so many scams which are called "rug pulls" in the Cryptocurrency World.
    So the mineable coins, those that follow the Bitcoin's Decentralized PoW model are only just a small percentage today because they are usually much more resistant to "rug pulls" so the aspirant fraudulent crypto founders prefer launching tokens and other non-mineable assets for making their plans easier.
    By this first filter we have almost removed the 90% of all digital assets. Those that practically cannot be mined.

    For the remaining assets we have another couple of filters:
    Whattomine is a platform that constantly monitors the most profitable coins to mine by calculating the coins that you get with each GPU model and their current value. Thus any miner can easily track a list with the top profitable to mine coins. However, profitability changes significantly fast, so visiting Whattomine just for a couple of times or weeks is not going to give the bigger image and the truly most profitable assets to mine.
    This is a procedure that has to be repeated during many months, multiple times and for different GPU models in order to find the coins that consistently are the most profitable to mine. Projects that are not in the list just because of a short lived trend or for a few weeks.

    Besides that, longer life for any cryptocurrency network is considered a very big advantage. It means a lot for the power of its community, the safety of the network and most importantly the integrity of its foundation rules. According to statistics, less than 5% of new crypto projects make it to stay alive for more than 1 year and dramatically less projects achieve to have a prosperous Community after 3 years.

    So which are the most profitable coins to mine according to Whattomine platform ?

    The mineable coins that consistently stand out in the profitability list of Whattomine for more than 3 years are BitcoinZ (BTCZ) , Ravencoin (RVN), ERGO (ERG), FLUX (FLUX) and BitcoinGold (BTG).
    Each of these projects has a good story to tell about development and features that anyone who is interested can find in their relevant sites.
    All projects implement ASIC resistant algos, something that enables a user with an average PC to support their networks with the mining procedure, earning meaningful rewards in coins.
    However, the critical questions are :
    1) In which network there are higher coin rewards right now ?
    2) Which crypto among them has the potential for highest gains in the future ?

    In which network you can gain more coins right now ?

    The number of coins that a miner can earn by using his PC in a crypto network depends on two parameters.
    The mining "difficulty" level in each network and the emissions model that each cryptocurrency has.

    The difficulty is associated with the number of miners that antagonize each other. When the Network's hash rate is higher, there are more miners mining the coin so each miner is getting much fewer coins. Usually most popular coins get much more attention so their networks' difficulty is much higher, leading to significantly fewer coins as rewards because each block reward is distributed to many more people.

    The emissions halving is another important parameter. This has to do with the pace that each Project has for reducing the block rewards over time in order to control inflation.

    For example BitcoinZ follows the same successful and fair model that the classic Bitcoin introduced with halvings every 4 years. So every four years, the number of coins for each block reward is reduced by -50%. This a very balanced way to reduce the emissions and parallelly is giving enough time to more people who discover the network and join it receiving meaningful mining rewards.
    Usually, projects that have a much faster reduction of their emissions offer bigger rewards to the "early" miners and much lower rewards to everyone else with a very unfair balance. In order to find out if a project has a more fair emission curve we have to check the percentage of the already mined coins in relation with the maximum coin supply. For example a project that is younger than another one but has a bigger percentage of already mined coins uses a more "speculative" emission curve and results to much smaller coin rewards for anyone who is going to mine it now.

    To sum up, joining a project that has high difficulty (already many miners in its network) leads to extremely fewer coins as daily mining rewards and the situation is even worse for projects that have questionably higher percentage of already mined coins for their age (like Ergo).

    Which cryptocurrency has the potential for the highest gains in the future ?

    This is the most important aspect for a miner and combined with the aforementioned, it can make a huge difference for a miner's gains in the long term. In the world of cryptocurrencies it's very usual to see an extreme "hype" from several groups of people, the so called "shilling" with which they try to create an excitement about a crypto for upcoming huge gains.
    However mathematics are relentless and every price scenario for each asset has to be well documented, based on numbers like the current valuation, the supply for each asset and of course on their fundamentals and certain events.

    A recent popular example of a meaningless "shilling" wave was the "fame" that Luna (today Luna Classic -LUNC), after its price crash from $120 to fractions of $ cents, was going to regain a value between $10 to $50. These "influencers" were intentionally hiding the fact that LUNC hadn't a fixed maximum supply ! So with its "new" current 6,904,017,889,662 supply, even a price of $0.01 is a next to impossible scenario as it would lead this questionable "crypto" to the third place in the list of the most precious crypto.
    This wave of shilling led and still leads many unsuspected buyers to consider LUNC as a "bargain"! They spend funds in order to get an extremely overvalued and useless token that has huge risk to fall and very limited potential for any future gains.

    So how we can effectively calculate the potential gains for each asset among the most profitable to mine ?

    By Mathematics!
    First of all we must track which is the most undervalued coin right now by finding the Market Capitalization for each one and which are their potential gains or losses in different scenarios.
    The market capitalization of an asset can be found by multiplying the number of the asset's units (supply) x their value.
    In the relevant article's diagram we have taken 4 different scenarios with each of the mineable assets that we examine ending to the 500th, the 100th , the 50th and the 25th position of the market capitalization list ( in the future.

    In the worst scenario, where each asset gets the 500th position , Ravencoin, Ergo, Flux and BitcoinGold would suffer losses of about -94%, -88%, -91% and -93% respectively. This means that for each $1 that the miner has spent for energy in order to mine (or a buyer in order to buy) these assets today, they would have just 6 cents, 12 cents, 9 cents and 7 cents respectively remaining in their portfolio. Because all these coins have already high market cap ranks (values) : Ravencoin is higher than rank 73, Ergo at 224, Flux at 106 and Bitcoin Gold at 85.
    On the other hand, BitcoinZ has a very low value and an analogically very low market capitalization rank. So in this scenario it would gain value of more than +1200% (almost 12X) in comparison with its current one. For every $1 that a miner or buyer spent for BitcoinZ today, he would have $12 !

    Even in the best scenario, where each of the most profitable coins to mine makes it to reach the 25th rank in list with the most valuable crypto , the result would be hardly almost +560% for Ravencoin, +1290% for Ergo, +970% for Flux and +700% for Bitcoin Gold.
    However this is a quite difficult scenario to take place as these coins would have to "overthrow" Monero which is the top ranked mineable coin by PCs after ETH and is concentrated in Privacy. The only coin among the five that has a privacy oriented blockchain is BitcoinZ. Actually BTCZ with its Zero Knowledge Proof encryption offers even stronger privacy than Monero.
    Even if these 4 assets could make it, the gains would be hardly a 5X to 10X for most of their miners.

    In this scenario BitcoinZ would gain +119600% (almost x1200) which means that for each $1 spent today by a BitcoinZ miner or buyer, would have value of $1200 in this best scenario. So each $100 BTCZ investment would have value of $120000 (!).

    Even in the two other scenarios of 100th and 50th market capitalization positions, an investment to the other four assets (RVN, ERGO, FLUX & BTG) today would lead to very small gains mostly between +50% to 2X or to even losses. Contrastingly BitcoinZ would see a +15500% gain in the 100th position and a +41000% gain in the 50th position. So for every $1 of BitcoinZ investment today, in these scenarios the BTCZ holder would have $150 or $410.

    Why BitcoinZ is still so undervalued ?

    BitcoinZ is still so undervalued for a series of reasons :

    - Some people still think that it is another Bitcoin's scam chain fork but BitcoinZ is out there for more than 5 years and it started from zero with its own genesis block and unique blockchain, with the most fair rules, no premine, no ICOs or any company behind it. Hopefully more people are discovering these facts.

    - The Project is really 100% Community Driven without any founder allocating coins in any address. This is why BTCZ can be consistently found in the very top profitable coins to mine for years, since all the coins are distributed only to its Community. Without “free” premined coins that any founder used in order to bribe “influencers” or greedy Exchanges’ owners so the project has slower organic growth without fake followers or marketing tricks.

    - BitcoinZ has been listed in 13 exchanges but the major exchanges have not listed it yet.

    In contrast, Ravencoin, Flux and BitcoinGold have been listed in almost all major exchanges like Binance, Kucoin, Huobi,,, Bittrex.
    The Listings in major exchanges are the no1 reason for crypto prices' rallies. Having more major listings to fulfill in the future is actually a crypto's index for higher potential gains. Because the success for the already listed coins has been already priced in !

    This is why BitcoinZ is currently ranked at a very low position in the market capitalization list while the other 4 assets are sitting at ranks mostly between 100 and 60 ( only Ergo at rank 220 as it has still some major listings to achieve like a Binance one).

    On the other hand there is no guarantee that a well established cryptocurrency which has been already listed in many major exchanges and climbed to a high position in the market capitalization lists is going to stay there forever.

    An example is Digibyte, one of the most classic mineable cryptocurrencies that after being listed in all the major exchanges, it ascended to ranks 50-25 inthe market capitalization list and then retreated between the ranks 250-150. Or other cryptocurrencies that retreated to even lower positions!

    But how competitive is BitcoinZ against the other assets ?

    In addition to the aforementioned analysis that is based on pure mathematics and facts, BitcoinZ is a superb choice for these reasons

    a) BitcoinZ exists for longer time than the other 4 assets of the comparison and it is a classic crypto with long presence as it was founded on September 2017
    b) BitcoinZ is the epitome of the original cryptocurrency idea with the most fair rules and 100% Decentralized in every level : Network, Governance and Coin distribution
    c) BitcoinZ offers ZK-snarks optional privacy, ASIC resistant algorithm for PC-mining, next to zero fees and immutable fixed maximum supply
    d) It has a pure history without any company or founder censoring its network or any event that could be considered as a "red" or even "yellow" card.

    In contrary :
    Bitcoin Gold is a premined chain fork of Bitcoin, it fork-dropped free coins (a huge part of its supply) to all the bitcoin holders during its launch.

    Ravencoin faced a well known hack incident with more than extra 315Million RVN coins created into circulation but hopefully made it to get listed in popular exchanges due to connections of its Community with major exchanges. Despite the fact that it was launched 5 months after BitcoinZ, copying many BTCZ elements.

    Flux had a premine and its original supposed max fixed supply was 210M coins. But this was more than doubled to 440M some months ago, in practice canceling the definition of the word "maximum" and some of the very basic elements of the original crypto idea itself.

    Ergo has a defined tax from its launch and it is much younger than the rest of the presented assets but regardless this fact there are much fewer coins available to be mined because it favored its early miners with a speculative halving curve and cannot convince for its fair rules.

    For all the above BitcoinZ is not only competitive, but actually is the optimum choice and at the same time the most undervalued with the best potential for future gains. A rare coincidence that forms a great opportunity for both miners and buyers now.

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    Marina Arsenijevic performing at Power Up Concert

    Marina Arsenijevic pianist & composer performing at Woman's Equality Day Concert

    Standing ovations for Marina at Power Up Concert

    Marina Arsenijevic with Gloria Feldt and Aly Palmer

    "Balkan Sounds" New Album available on all streaming platforms


    Marina Tore the Damn House Down”
    — Felicia Davis , Leadership Brand Strategist Founder of BlackWomanElevate
    NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 3, 2022 / -- MARINA'S BOMBASTIC PERFORMANCE to be REBROADCAST on her YouTube channel premiering on September 1, 2022.

    The virtuoso talent of MARINA ARSENIJEVIC was on full display during the TAKE THE LEAD Women’s Power Up Concert at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix celebrating Woman's Equality Day on August 25th, 2022. Marina wowed the crowd receiving three standing ovations with her virtuosity, passion, program versatility and her witty commentary. Marina began the concert with her favorite Chopin "Fantaisie-Impromptu", followed by her take on Mozart mixed with "Peter Piper" and "Music Box Dancer". She then introduced two of her own compositions, "Danube Rising" and "Fire & Soul" which were inspired by her heritage growing up in Serbia and the Balkans. She continued with her classical/pop rock version of the song "My Beauty" using her own voice as a second instrument. She concluded the program with a stirring performance of Chopin's "Revolutionary Etude" as an introduction to "America the Beautiful" that drew the audience to their feet in thunderous applause and prolonged cheers. Marina's performance will be rebroadcast beginning on September 1st, on her YouTube channel.

    Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder & President of TAKE THE LEAD after the concert commented: "Our Power Up concert with Marina as the central performer was the perfect kickoff for the Power Up Celebrate 8 Conference on Women’s Equality Day, August 25th. And did she ever wow the audience with her passion and brilliant performance. Everyone is buzzing about Marina. She is also incredibly generous in sharing her talent for the cause of gender equality and parity in power, pay, and leadership positions. On a personal note, Marina’s music was much beloved by my husband who passed away recently. So she touched me to the core with her performance on behalf of Take The Lead".

    Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Founder and President of Women Connect4Good, Inc., and TAKE THE LEAD Board Member wrote: "Marina Arsenijevic’s performance during Take The Lead Women’s Power Up Concert at the Arizona Biltmore was fantastic. She shared the gifts of her talent and beautiful music with us all, and the standing ovations she received were well deserved. Marina’s performance also illustrated her commitment to and support of women’s leadership – evidenced by the fact that she is donating a portion of the profits of her latest CD, "TESLA RHAPSODY", to Take The Lead, helping them advance their mission to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women across all industries and sectors to reach parity in leadership by 2025. Marina’s donation provides us all with a glimpse into her big heart and gentle, caring soul. She is a true changemaker, and her support is going to help us help other women move forward."

    Felicia Davis , Leadership Brand Strategist, Founder of and conference speaker stated without any reservation that "Marina Tore the Damn House Down".

    About MARINA ARSENIJEVIC (arson-nee-vitch): She is an international award-winning pianist and composer, star of the Emmy nominated PBS program, MARINA AT WEST POINT: UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY which has been broadcast to more than 170 million viewers with over 550 airings by PBS Stations across the United States. Marina created the program and performed with the 120-member joint ensemble of the West Point Band and West Point Cadet Glee Club. The Concert was recorded live at West Point’s historic Eisenhower Hall and has been broadcast for more than a decade through 2020.

    Critics have described Marina as a "James Bond" beauty with a powerhouse technique that delivers an emotional punch like a “Balkan thunderbolt,” while her compositions have been described as “breathtakingly original” and “unique to the ears but familiar to the soul". Marina has performed to enthusiastic audiences and standing ovations at major venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Center, the Toronto Center for the Arts, the Chicago Navy Pier, and many others throughout the country. Laura Bush and Cherie Blair (wife of the former British Prime Minister) along with 2000 other guests were dazzled when Marina played her original arrangement of America the Beautiful at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon in Washington D.C. Marina's recordings of "MOZART: MARINA and the ST. PETERSBURG SOLOISTS" and "CHOPIN: WALTZES" became top-selling classical CDs in Central and Eastern Europe. Her album, "MY BAKAN SOUL" was a best-selling classical crossover CD in 11 European countries. Marina’s CDs have sold over one million copies world-wide. She was featured on 40 magazine covers and hundreds of television programs in Europe. She received the Yugoslavian "Oscar" for most popular musical artist in 1996. The following year, she was the first classical artist to cross all genres and receive the Yugoslavian Award for Most Popular All Media Personality. Marina is the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor “for her outstanding achievements and humanitarian efforts in building bridges among diverse cultures and nations through her music”. She is considered a heroic icon in her homeland of Serbia where she received Serbia's highest diplomatic honor, Knight of the Order of St. Sava for Diplomatic Pacifism.

    Marina is currently composing music for theatre and concert stage commemorating the life of her fellow Serbian American, the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla. Her master work for piano and orchestra, released this year in April, "TESLA RHAPSODY" has been described as a "Tour de Force" on classical radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Europe and South Africa. It is currently available on all streaming platforms. It will debut with orchestras in the United States and Europe in 2023.

    Marina enjoys a vast following on her social media with over 650,000 Instagram fans and more than 7 million views of her music videos on YouTube and millions of audio streams of her music on all major streaming platforms. According to TracMedia, she had over 170 million PBS TV viewers of her concert "Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity" which was broadcast for more than ten years on PBS stations. Marina's latest album is BALKAN SOUNDS which was released on August 26th and is currently available on all major streaming platforms. The album reflects Marina's rich musical heritage growing up in the former Yugoslavia with its diverse cultures and ethnicities that influenced her Ethno-classical style.

    About POWER UP CONCERT: "Arts and culture are essential mind openers to hone leadership skills. In my leadership development program for TAKE THE LEAD, I always include poetry, music, and other creative elements" says Gloria Feldt, Cofounder & President of TAKE THE LEAD. The concert provides exposure to powerful music where best-selling musical artists perform. This the 2022 TAKE THE LEAD Power Up Concert celebrated the Eight Anniversary of TAKE THE LEAD and the 80th birthday of Gloria Felt, its co-founder and president. The concert included, in addition to Marina Arsenijevic, the following contemporary artists:
    -CARMELA Y MAS: Latin jazz ensemble headlined by community activist Carmela Ramirez
    -BETTY: Award winning Indie pop trio of long-time artists and activists on a mission to dismantle racist patriarchy
    -DIERKS BENTLEY: Country music platinum artist with 17 number one songs on the Billboard Charts
    The Concert Program MC was the very accomplished and witty Alyson (Aly) Palmer who is a singer/songwriter/artist/activist best known for her ongoing work with the award-winning vocal trio, BETTY.

    About TAKE THE LEAD: Co-founded by Gloria Feldt, TAKE THE LEAD is a 501 (c) (3) that prepares, develops, inspires, and propels all women of all diversities and intersectionalities to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. The organization's programs and services for companies and individuals include the 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career online course, 50 Women Can Change the World Cohorts, Creating a Culture of Change DEI training, Power to Change Stories, Premier Coaching Program, and The Movement Blog, among others. The latest news and subscriber information from TAKE THE LEAD is available at

    About POWER UP CONFERENCE: Tapping into the zeitgeist after a pandemic that has caused many to REthink, REwire, REcreate their lives and careers, the Power Up Conference started with the question: “What’s your Big RE?” and addressed effective civic engagement, building economic equality, innovative DEI leadership practices, reproductive health, navigating office politics, and creating the workplace of the future through talks, panels, and roundtables.
    “The time for cautious action is over,” says Feldt, who was also keynoting. She added "The Power Up Conference will help us face head-on the ongoing rollbacks of racial and women’s rights in a measured and results-focused manner. Take The Lead’s bold mission is now more relevant than ever.”
    The date of August 26th - Women’s Equality Day - was specifically chosen for its significance as it commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote. “The Big RE presentations featured distinguished keynoters and speakers on the front lines in business, racial and social justice, and workplace equity who spoke from their own diverse experiences to motivate, challenge, and inspire action,” notes Conference Chair and Speaker Kim Tarnopolski, Founder and Chief Community Builder of 100+ Women Who Care-Valley of the Sun. Proceeds from sponsors and donors to the concert and conference will further fund Take the Lead’s in-person and virtual training, coaching, and consulting offerings, including its “50 Women Who Can Change the World” movement with 25 leadership cohorts that leveraged their power to accelerate parity in key sectors.

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  • Marcus Lukusa Joins the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair Plus the London and Beijing Book Fairs

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    Kazungul: Blood ties - Awakening of the Ancestral Curse Available on Amazon

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    Marcus Lukusa Joins the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair Plus the London and Beijing Book Fairs

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2022 / -- Kazungul: Blood ties - Awakening of the Ancestral Curse, Marcus Lukusa's latest book, is a science fiction story that will intrigue the reader's mind.

    The book is available online in Amazon and Barnes & Noble sites and will be on display to the public at the Beijing Book Fair from August 24-27, 2022, London Book Fair from April 18-20, 2023, and the Frankfurt Book Fair in Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany from October 19-23, 2022.

    Author Marcus L. Lukusa was born on Feb. 15, 1984, in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. At Axis House, he is a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Commercial Sales Representative, providing mining reagents and engineering services to the Copper Belt, including his country of origin, the DRC. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts and won back-to-back South African Kung Fu champion titles—setting records in South Africa's history of Kung Fu in 2010 and 2011—and wearing the DRC colors to compete in the 2011 Wushu world championship in Ankara, Turkey. As much as he loves martial arts, he has chosen to step back and focus more on his imagination and creative side, making science fiction writing both his escape and hobby.

    Kazungul: Blood ties - Awakening of the Ancestral Curse is a sci-fi story about Raymond, a boy who thought he was normal. It was not until he moved to Johannesburg when everything he believed changed. Then, he discovered that he had a dark side and enemies - who would destroy him and others like him. He finds ways to stop them and seeks help to control his dark side. In a universe filled with war and mystical creatures, Raymond attempts to conquer his dark side and discover his true identity. He meets a mermaid, gets tangled up in a love triangle, is taken as a prisoner, finds his ancestors, and is dragged into the worst war the universe has ever seen - the war of Gog and Magog. Will Raymond discover his destiny?

    Check out Amazon or Barnes & Noble to purchase a copy and take part in the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair from October 19-23, 2022 to be held in Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

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  • Detroit Equities partners with NXT GEN Brand Marketing for All Star Kid™ Animation & Original Hot Dog Factory™

    LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., August 29, 2022 / -- Detroit Equities, owned by a private equity investor and entrepreneur, Dennis McKinley, has partnered with NXT GEN Brand Marketing in a branding and licensing deal for both All Star Kid and the Original Hot Dog Factory.

    All Star Kid features a lineup of six core characters, each with a distinct name, personality, and “superpower” that helps them grow and flourish. The music and adventures are educational, children learn important basics and more. Parents leave inspired and motivated with an opportunity to teach and play with their children as they watch together.

    The toe-tapping, sing on-long nursery rhyme songs are powered by original music and lyrics to childhood music favorites that new-borns to preschoolers and their parents are sure to enjoy all over the world.

    Licensing veteran and CEO of NXT GEN Brand Marketing, Debi Rosenfeld, will work with the brands on securing an animation partner to expand the current YouTube shorts by creating and distributing new content for streaming that will support the brand for licensing and merchandising launches in the consumer products market.

    “With the All Star Kid™ brand, we’ve strived to create characters that are adorable, diverse, and universally relatable,” says McKinley. “Our content is fresher and more engaging, by introducing a new & exciting collection for young children.”

    NXT GEN will also represent The Original Hot Dog Factory, which debuted in 2010 and was rebranded and relaunched in 2015. The restaurant and its brand name have become a household name nationally as they have expanded throughout the United States. Plans are to license the Original Hot Dog Factory brand for food products, apparel, housewares, décor, cookbooks and more.

    To further grow McKinley’s Original Hot Dog Factory brand, NXT GEN envisions new categories & various food products from licensees, that are featured at retail and in grocery outlets.

    The Original Hot Dog Factory has received national exposure as it has been featured on BRAVO's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" numerous times and has received numerous industry & local awards living up to its moniker "America's Best Hot Dog.”

    “I am thrilled to be working with Dennis McKinley and his team to partner on these amazing and fun brands “All Star Kid™ and The Original Hot Dog Factory®,” says Nxt Gen CEO Debi Rosenfeld “We will be supporting the consumer products program by building and launching a robust merchandising & licensing portfolio with key manufacturers and promotional partners.”

    Detroit Equities: Detroit Equities, LLC. is an Atlanta-based branding company, which runs the Atlanta-based businesses Cru Hookah Lounge and the Original Hot Dog Factory. Currently, they help entrepreneurs and small businesses build their brands through "strategic investments," and some of his previous background experience also includes real estate, e-commerce, and product development.

    About Nxt Gen Brand Marketing: NXT GEN Brand Marketing, LLC. is a global consumer products agency, headquartered in Henderson, Nevada representing innovative, proprietary, and licensed brands including entertainment, media, interactive, corporate, art and lifestyle properties. We help leading brands, manufacturers and retailers creatively find ways to strengthen their relationship with the consumer and to help clients unlock the full potential of their brands to extend the value while generating substantial revenue.

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  • Saatchi Art presents The Largest collection of Limited Edition and Open Prints by Igor Vasiliadis

    King David's Legacy by Igor Vasiliadis (c)

    King David's Legacy by Igor Vasiliadis

    "Silver Magic" Art Album cover

    "Silver Magic" Art Album cover

    "Gazing Still" by Igor vasiliadis

    "Gazing Still" Collodion Wet Plate on metal by Igor Vasiliadis

    Saatchi Art shows the Largest collection of Limited Edition and Open Prints by Igor Vasiliadis, rated by Forbes magazine among the best art investments in 2021

    I prefer to create picture in my mind first and then realize it avoiding non important details, concentrating on accents. The best pictures come when you conjugate with the whole universe meditating.”
    — Igor Vasiliadis
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 26, 2022 / -- Saatchi Art presents Unique Art Investment opportunity exhibiting the largest collection of Limited Edition and Open Prints by photographer Igor Vasiliadis rated by Forbes Magazine among Top Art Market discoveries in 2021.

    This collection is composed of the new images along with well-known ones from Art Album "Silver Magic". Most of the images are made using 19th century authentic optics and wet plate collodion technology using 8x10 inches camera proved by centuries. Reprints of this works were published by number of the most famous Fashion and Art magazines as editorials and some as covers.

    This is one of the first cases when world renowned art can be converted on demand as unlockable content to crypto NFT data, marking important step in revolutionizing of nowadays Art market.

    About the Artist:

    More than 400 art boutiques represent works of Igor Vasiliadis in Europe, U.S., Japan, China and other countries and regions.

    The Author has shot more than 200 magazine covers and above 300 fashion stories for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Esquire, Wallpaper magazine, AMICA (Italy), ZiNC (USA), Flair (Italy) and other.

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  • Hop-on Scheduling Change Per Nevada States Rules Zoom Shareholder Meeting


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    TEMECULA, CA, USA, August 23, 2022 / -- Hop-on, Inc. (OTC:HPNN) announces our upcoming shareholder meeting to discuss the latest developments and plans. The meeting will be held on September 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM PST via Zoom.
    The Zoom and call-in information are:

    Shareholders and the public are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: September 2, 2022, 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic with restrictions on travel and gathering, the shareholder meeting will be held online with details to be provided in a later communication.

    The agenda is currently set to include the following topics:

    - The launching of the Digitalage platform.
    - Highlight new features including D-Comics and D-Podcasts
    - The Andreas Timeline
    - Investor Updates
    - Digitalage Social Club updates
    - UX Update
    - Discussion of new LOI for $3,000,000 terms and conditions

    Peter Michaels, CEO of Hop-on stated, “It has come to my attention that the State of Nevada requires at least a 10-day notice of the shareholders meeting. A long-time shareholder made the request because they will not have access to a phone of computer on the proposed date.”

    As Digitalage prepares to launch its own Web3 social media platform, soon after, OOVETM the DNA of DRM, will be available as a service and technology to help ALL content owners and distributors, whether you are on the platform or not.

    OOVE(TM) by Digitalage is in the process of filing provisional patents and trademarks.

    About Hop-on
    Hop-on, Inc. (OTC: HPNN) is a US-based international leader in the development and manufacture of electronics, distributed software, and telecommunications hardware and services, capitalizing on its secured essential license agreements for mobile and computing technologies. Since 1993, the Company has a proven record of innovation and market development. From developing the world's first CDMA disposable cell phone to the upcoming Digitalage decentralized social media platform promoting data portability and free speech and engineering essential tools for content protection and royalty management across social platforms and devices, the Company works closely with inventors and patent holders to bring the latest technologies to demanding markets.

    Peter Michaels, CEO

    About Digitalage:
    The mission behind Digitalage is to lead the social media industry through combatting content piracy and empower publishers, influencers, and contributors. Digitalage is revolutionizing the creator economy and will empower users to connect, upload and share content, while compensating rights holders through utilizing decentralized Web3 blockchain technologies.

    Forward-Looking Statements:
    Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.

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  • Burn the Art

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 a heavy textural, modern art, multi layered painting acrylic on Canvas in Cosmic X style of Jack Armstrong who became famous for the most expensive motorcycle in the world, "The Cosmic Harley Davidson". The painting was valued at $5m.

    Front & Verso picture of Imagine #3 (A.K.A. The Elvis Painting). It is an Original painting by Jack Armstrong in the style he founded Cosmic Extensionalism. Displays a multi-layered mosaic base with embedded hidden words. It was valued at $5 million USD.

    Front & Verso picture of Primalsun #! is a medium textured acrylic on canvas signed original. An early example of the cosmic x work by Jack Armstrong.  Unique, 1 of only 100 cosmic paintings in the world. Value circa $2 million in 2017..

    Front and Verso picture of Primalsun #1, one of the early acrylic on canvas cosmic paintings by Cosmic artist Jack Armstrong. It was valued at around $2 million in 2017.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art.  The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later.  The theft is still under investigation.

    This stolen Lincoln car was customized to securely transport high-value art. The car was stolen with the art. The paintings were extremely valuable Jack Armstrong originals. Police recovered the car only 4 months later. The theft is still under investigation.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique  kinetic art concept of  Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X  style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    The world's most expensive motorcycle is the unique kinetic art concept of Robert Star and painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style. Sold originally for $3 million, it is currently back on sale at $50 million USD.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    Robert Star, CEO of SGI Inc., film director, and producer, conceived the Million Dollar Harley Davidson motorcycle, the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Painted by Jack Armstrong in his very own Cosmic X style, this launched him as a world-famous artist.

    The CEO of an art promotion company tells thieves to Burn the Art they stole over a year ago and explains why.

    Enter, stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed... For those who take but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn,”
    — J.K.Rowling
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 / -- Robert Star is the CEO of Star Global International Inc, an art promotion company that self-styles itself as “Thinking out of the box.” They conceived and produced the Million Dollar Harley Davidson in 2010. This unique piece of kinetic art was painted by Cosmic Artist Jack Armstrong and launched him on the world stage. It is the world’s most expensive motorcycle. Star is telling the thieves who stole two paintings by Armstrong valued at over $7 million to either return the art to its legal owners or burn it.
    In February last year, two unique paintings were taken when thieves stole Star’s car specially customized to conceal and securely transport high-value art. The paintings were being taken to an art buyer in Beverly Hills for viewing. The police recovered the vehicle but have so far been unable to retrieve the art. Their art theft recovery unit was part of the defunding cutbacks. Last November, Star authorized a press release offering a reward for their return. He has had seven contacts from different people, all with similar stories. They know somebody who knows somebody who physically has the paintings and is trying to sell them in China. CEO Star is confident that the paintings are still in California and that the thief or thieves are misconceived and holding out for a substantial reward.
    Star explained that if anyone is caught with these unique masterpieces, they have criminal liability and, if convicted, will go to prison. He advises them to return the paintings to their owners or burn the art. I asked Star about this somewhat extreme ‘burn” advice.
    Star responded, “My advice to the thieves may not be as extreme as it first sounds. These paintings are worthless to any thief because they are both secretly coded, and Star Global must issue an original certificate of origin. No collector or investor buying million-dollar rare art wants to buy a stolen work when it is so easily recognizable. They would undoubtedly contact Star Global to confirm the legitimacy of any painting. There are only 100 of these Cosmic paintings by Armstrong, who has vowed to the world that no more than 100 will ever exist.
    His inspiration to create only 100 of these exceptional cosmic paintings came from The Black Star Sapphire of Queensland (733 cts.), a $200 million gem he believed had magical powers and specifically instructed him that no more than 100 should ever exist. He has stated that if a stolen painting is returned, he will publicly burn any canvasses to maintain the number at precisely 100. Indeed, before he founded this new art form, Cosmic Extensionalism (Cosmic X), he burned all his prior paintings.
    Artists burning their works is not as unusual as it sounds—a Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to burn their art. Damien Hirst just announced he would burn thousands of his paintings. Much of his work is said to be produced by assistants. Michelangelo, the Great Sculptor, burned his sketches so there would not be any evidence of the work and processes to get there. Before moving on from his previous traditional works, John Baldessari decided in 1970 to have them destroyed. There are more examples.

    Contemporary artists, from Gerhard Richter to Bansky, have followed in the footsteps of their predecessors. Ironically, some of these artists have proved that destroying their art isn’t always defeatist or for sheer vanity but allows for liberation, which inspires new levels of creativity. However, the reason for Jack Armstrong’s commitment to publicly burn his stolen art if recovered is as unique as his art itself.

    So, it’s simple, my message to the thieves is to burn the art or turn them into a local fire station and ask them to notify law enforcement. You will keep yourself out of harm’s way. This stolen cosmic art is bad mojo. Doing the right thing, the universe will reward you.”

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  • Winners Announced: 2nd Quarter Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests

    The 2nd Quarter Writers of the Future Contest volume 39 winners

    The 2nd Quarter Illustrators of the Future Contest volume 39 winners

    The Winners and Finalists are announced for the 2nd Quarter Year 39 of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests.

    The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.”
    — L. Ron Hubbard, Writers of the Future Contest creator
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, UNITED STATES, August 11, 2022 / -- The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests are pleased to announce the second quarter winners for its 39th year.

    For the Writers of the Future Contest, the winners for the quarter ending March 31, 2022, are:

    First Place – Devon Bohm from Connecticut
    Second Place – Arthur Manners from Great Britain
    Third Place – David Hankins from Iowa

    And for the Illustrators of the Future Contest, the winners are:

    Sarah Morrison from Massachusetts
    Ximing Luo from Maryland
    Alaya Knowlton from Florida

    Congratulations to them all! They will be published in 2023 in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.

    You can find the complete list of Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Honorable Mentions at

    In 1985, with the release of the first volume of the series, L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.” The Contest Director Joni Labaqui stated, “I am delighted to be able to announce these quarterly winners. We remain true to the direction set by Mr. Hubbard.”

    The award-winning writers and illustrators will be flown out to Hollywood for a week-long workshop with Contest judges, who are some of the biggest names in the field. Plus, a lavish awards ceremony.

    Writer judges are Kevin J. Anderson, Dr. Doug Beason, Dr. Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Nancy Kress, Katherine Kurtz, Todd McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Jody Lynn Nye, Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, Tim Powers, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Brandon Sanderson, Dr. Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, and Dr. Sean Williams.

    Illustrator judges are Echo Chernik, Lazarus Chernik, Ciruelo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Larry Elmore, Laura Freas Beraha, Brittany Jackson, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Mike Perkins, Sergey Poyarkov, Rob Prior, Dan dos Santos, Shaun Tan, Tom Wood, and Stephen Youll.
    The Contests are both free to enter and are found at

    L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future Writing Contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for aspiring artists.

    The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 535 winners and published finalists of the Writing Contest have published over 1,900 novels and nearly 6,200 short stories. In addition, they have produced 36 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

    The 382 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,200 illustrations, 390 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

    For more information on the writing contest and illustration contest and to see the annual awards gala, go to

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