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Bangladesh Bodybuilder SK MD Rony Now Major Influencer in Fitness, IT and Blockchain Technology

SK MD Rony



2020 Mr. Bangladesh first runner-up runs two companies

DHAKA, BANGLADESH , July 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — – National Player SK MD Rony, the first runner-up in the Mr. Bangladesh 2020 Bodybuilding Competition and a 2020 Olympic Games qualifier, is now sharing his expertise in three areas: bodybuilding, IT and blockchain technology.Rony, who grew up in Dhaka, has been a technology leader working in and running the IT company, Paitara Technologies Limited. He adds to his pedigree as CEO of Fog Hosting Limited in the UK and Bangladesh. Both of his companies are officially incorporated under the UK government’s “Company House.” He is globally known for raising capital to support his IT ventures. Mr. Rony recently launched his involvement as a “disruptor force” in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and has a number of projects in development. His profile aligns with the new generation of technology innovators and business builders that are remaking the tech industry in Bangladesh.

“One of my greatest achievements came early in my career,” said Rony. “It was a huge success to be awarded first runner-up in the Mr. Bangladesh 2020 competition. This was my first attempt in one of the most important national competitions, and I won first runner-up in my 70 Kg division. This sport demands great dedication, especially in maintaining and managing weight between events. The experience of being rewarded for my dedication to competitive bodybuilding has inspired my professional work life and exciting, new entrepreneurial endeavors.”

Rony continued, “Bodybuilding is my passion, not my profession, but I do train fellow bodybuilders and teach them how to succeed. Technology is very important to me. I love IT and that is my current profession. Blockchain technology is the disruptor for our era, and I have big plans. Also, I consider myself a foodie and love everything about preparing and appreciating a delicious meal.”

Rony runs a bodybuilding program in a guaranteed, private weekly custom training exercise protocol. The structure of the training includes his expert coaching and support for bulking, cutting, contest preparations and more. He guides potential bodybuilding athletes and customized training based on body shape, achieving full body strength, precise machine strength routines and the art of “heavy training.” He offers a free consultation for anyone interested in exploring the sport.

In 2011, Rony began his bodybuilding career from his first steps into a gym. After a short pause and career development in the IT world, he began serious training in 2016 and never looked back. He has had tremendous success in bodybuilding and IT, leading him to create an incredible physique in just four years, winning first runner-up in his division of the 2020 Mr. Bangladesh, Second runners-up 2021 Mr. VIP, (Chittagong). He attended 2021 Mr. Dhaka and qualified for the 2020 Bangladesh Olympics games (held in 2021). Rony is known in bodybuilding as the first man who ever achieved runner-up status in his first try in a “first-try” national event.

Access and schedule private sessions with Rony and find him on all social media platforms, including Facebook.

For more information, visit skmdrony.com/.



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The Mayor of Reno Is Betting Big on the Blockchain

Hillary Schieve, the mayor of Reno, Nevada, takes my arm before we jaywalk across the street from City Hall. She continues clutching it as we traverse the gritty public plaza on the other side, and does not let go until we reach the foot, or rather fin, of our destination: a hulking steel and stained-glass sculpture of a humpback whale nuzzling its calf. Its name is the Space Whale. In 2016 a team led by artist Matt Schultz created it for Burning Man, the annual festival held a few hours north of the city, as a means of drawing awareness to “our hypocrisy toward protecting the oceans,” he tells me later. After the festival, the city leased the sculpture for $ 64,000.

Up close, the whales are looking a little wan. Most of the reachable panes have been shattered, and the metal skeleton is losing its sheen. Schieve, bundled tightly in a coat, her blond hair whipping in a chilly April wind, reaches toward a shard of glass and sighs. “I’m on the save-the-whale campaign,” she says. This was a controversial statement. The lease on the whale had expired in August 2019. The artists had tried to sell it to the city, which had little interest in the $ 500,000 price tag, and when the price later came down, the city insisted the artists pay for repairs. Schultz’s group then tried to sell it on Facebook Marketplace for $ 1 million. No takers. All the while, no one was giving the sculpture any TLC. In Schieve’s office, mention of “the whale” elicits an eye roll. A white whale, beached on the banks of the Truckee River.

But this spring, Schieve (pronounced SHE-vee) devised a potential solution: a non-fungible token, or NFT, offered for sale on a blockchain called Tezos. The new owner would receive a .CAD file and a video from the artist, but the actual, physical sculpture would stay in that downtown Reno plaza. The proceeds would raise funds for the city to clean up the whale and preserve it for the public to enjoy. Schieve realized this type of semi-symbolic sale might require some sweetening. So she was contemplating offering benefits, like tagging along on her annual trip to Burning Man with fellow elected officials. (They don’t stay overnight, Schieve adds; she did not intend to jeopardize any future electoral campaigns with drugs and orgies.)

Reno mayor Hillary Schieve

Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty Images

The issuance of an NFT is not, at this point, such a radical thing, even for a government. Cities and states all over have sought at times to forge links to the blockchain. In 2018, Cleveland declared itself Blockland, though the label seems to have waned. Wyoming has set itself up as the premier regulatory haven for cryptocurrency, a label that other states, including Nevada, now seek to challenge. All it takes is a few interested businesspeople and elected officials receptive to “new ideas,” especially those with a cypherpunk ring. That’s not quite what’s happening in Reno. For Schieve, the NFT was a gateway to something else.

An early sign emerged in January, when Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, a person on a recent tear of throwing out tech-friendly ideas and seeing what sticks, tweeted about turning his city into a “hub for crypto innovation” centered around Bitcoin. Schieve was unsatisfied. “When are you going to become a $ LINK marine?” she teased in reply, cryptically to most readers. She was referring to a blockchain platform called Chainlink, perhaps best known for its cult following of “marines” who swarm toward any mention of the technology on social media. Their loyalty is expressed through ranks earned by #HODLing (that is, holding) the platform’s cryptocurrency, called Link. Apparently, the mayor of Reno was a member of the battalion—“link pilled,” in the community’s parlance. “It was really sweet,” Schieve says of the meme invasion her tweet inspired.

Author: Gregory Barber
This post originally appeared on Business Latest

Dogecoin whale activity slows down as billions of dollars depart blockchain

After a flurry of activity that saw Dogecoin (DOGE) briefly process a higher dollar value of daily transactions than Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) combined, the surge seen on the Dogecoin blockchain appears to be slowing down.

Dogecoin’s price increase throughout 2021 has been accompanied by an equally outlandish increase to the value of transactions taking place on its blockchain. The dollar value of DOGE sent from wallet to wallet peaked at $ 82 billion on May 5, exceeding the $ 35 billion recorded on Bitcoin and $ 12 billion on Ethereum.

Outdoing the two most well-known blockchains in the world is all the more astonishing, given that Dogecoin handled daily totals as low as $ 10 million as recently as December 2020. New eyes were brought to Dogecoin in 2021 by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and by the concentrated efforts of social media traders intent on pumping Dogecoin in a manner similar to the shares of gaming retailer GameStop.

And while general activity on Dogecoin remains well above December lows, a substantial reversal was witnessed in May, which suggests whales might be tiring of Dogecoin.

Dogecoin processed just under $ 5 billion worth of daily transactions on Wednesday, marking a 93% decrease from the $ 82-billion all-time high recorded earlier in the month.

Meanwhile, DOGE’s average transaction value fell sharply from $ 1.16 million on Sunday to under $ 240,000 three days later on Wednesday — a drop of almost 80%. The coin’s oversized average transaction value has persisted for much of the past month despite arriving via a much smaller sample size — a sign that Dogecoin was primarily being used by large account holders.

Although the ramping up of activity on the Dogecoin blockchain occurred in spikes scattered throughout the year to date, marked increases to the two metrics mentioned above were witnessed in mid-April as traders began making efforts to artificially pump the value of Dogecoin in the lead up to 4/20 day.

The subsequent short-fall in network activity accompanied a 63% drop in the Dogecoin price throughout most of May as it fell from its recent all-time high of $ 0.73.