Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH’s Bullish Extension Above $150

Key Highlights

  • ETH price climbed higher sharply and broke the $150 resistance area against the US Dollar.
  • There is a short term bullish flag pattern formed with support at $150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair is gaining momentum and it may extend gains above the $155 level in the near term.

Ethereum price is trading nicely against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD is placed nicely above the $144 support and it may continue to move higher.

Ethereum Price Analysis

Yesterday, we discussed that ETH price could revisit the $150 and $155 levels against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair did move higher, broke the $144 resistance and climbed towards the $150 and $155 resistance levels. A new weekly high was formed at $156 and later the price started a downside correction. It declined below the $155 and $152 levels, but it is currently well above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

There was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $139 low to $156 high. However, there are many supports near the $150 and $144 levels. Moreover, there is a short term bullish flag pattern formed with support at $150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Below the channel support, the next buy zone is near the $148 level. It represents the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $139 low to $156 high. Therefore, if there is a downside correction, the price may find support near $150 or $148.

Ethereum Price Analysis ETH Chart

Looking at the chart, ETH price is trading nicely above the $144 support. The price action is positive and it seems like there could be more gains above the $155 level. On the downside, the main supports are $148 and $144.

Hourly MACDThe MACD is slightly placed in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI is now placed well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $144

Major Resistance Level – $155

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

This time last year, altcoiners were jubilant at the soaring value of their respective cryptos, while gloating at BTC’s diminishing dominance. “Penny coins” such as Ripple, Iota, and Verge were rocketing, with fanboys decrying any media outlets that dared to “FUD” them. One year later, and most of those altcoiners have crawled back into the woodwork or returned to their first love – Bitcoin.

Also read: Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

What a Difference a Year Makes

2018 is commonly perceived as having been a bad year for Bitcoin, but a closer examination of the facts shows that isn’t necessarily the case. As Jameson Lopp noted in his ‘Bitcoin By the Numbers: 2018 Recap’: “2018 was the worst year for Bitcoin. Also, 2018 was the best year for Bitcoin. It just depends upon which metrics you’re focused.” One lesser documented way in which 2018 benefited BTC was through the death, to all intents and purposes, of many altcoins, leading their apostate acolytes back to the Church of Bitcoin.

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

In 2018, BTC may have lost the boomers – the mom and pop investors who bought near the top and then ran a mile when the market crashed – but it won over a good proportion of altcoin investors. Those with the perspicacity to recognize the huge difference between an 80 percent and a 95 percent drawdown have sheepishly rediscovered their love of Bitcoin. One year ago, for instance, Twitter user “The Coin Dad” was taking aim at for publishing a “MAJOR FUD ARTICLE” about verge (XVG), in which the altcoin was described as vaporware. One year on and The Coin Dad’s tweets show that he is firmly back in Casa Bitcoin.

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

While Some Flit Towards the Light, Others Retreat

While The Coin Dad has had the good grace to regret his dalliance with Verge in the heady days of early 2018, many of his kind have simply withered away and left the crypto scene altogether. The replies tweeted at and other media organizations, one year ago, for publishing unflattering coverage of altcoins was littered with expletives and invective. In hindsight, it is safe to assert that these individuals were less concerned with the accuracy of the reporting than with the effect it may have had on their portfolios.

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin BrigadeHéctor Rodríguez, for example, was fighting “FUD” in the most colorful of terms last January, but by mid August had given up on crypto Twitter. Dog walker and IOTA fan, Steven Fowler, didn’t even last that long; last January he was venomously accusing of “Spreading more FUD bullshit as usual” but by February had left Twitter. Media outlets that warned investors about the dangers of Bitconnect prior to its collapse were greeted with similar protestations from token-holders.’s article dating from Nov. 2017, for example, contains 264 comments, many of them defending the ponzi lending scheme.

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade
Comments from’s Nov. 2017 article on Bitconnect

Media publications don’t always get things right, and in a community as fractured as that of the crypto space, it is impossible to please everyone. As a retrospective of last year’s altcoin mania shows, however, much of the news decried as FUD was in fact news that readers would have done well to heed rather than hiss at. Those who were savvy enough to return to the relative safety of Bitcoin can look forward to 2019 with confidence. Those who are stubbornly betting on their altcoin to return to its previous all-time high – and then do another 10x – could have a long year ahead.

Do you think 2018’s bear market has driven many altcoin investors back to BTC? Let us know in the comments section below.

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交易所剧变的一年:格局已定,黑马陨落 | 2019"大佬说"

新一年的钟声已经敲响,属于 2019 的喧嚣、疯狂、奇迹、感动正在开启。



《 2019  大佬说》是 Odaily星球日报推出的区块链访谈栏目,我们采访了 50 余位区块链行业引领者,将访谈精华整理沉淀为系列文章。

文 | Aesop、秦晓峰

编辑 | 卢晓明

出品 |  Odaily星球日报(ID:o-daily)

2018 年,交易所行业剧变的一年。

有人从攀升至第一梯队后稳固头部交易所位置,譬如币安,也有人一冲而上又迅即坠落,譬如 FCoin。后来千所大战,前赴后继。

2018 年,交易所格局终究没变。

头部依然是头部,大多数中小型沦为配角。一大批 2017 年末牛市入场的交易所,在经历了这一年过山车式的行情变化后,默默退场。


2019 年会变得更好吗?Odaily星球日报采访诸多当事人,以期还原数字货币交易所行业过去 1 年内的变革规律,预测 2019 年的发展趋势。





Q3.怎么看待“交易即挖矿”模式?你觉得 FCoin 还能崛起吗?

它不是交易所的经营模式,他是一个营销模式。这种营销模式相当于透支了交易所的未来,也没法将负面影响消化掉。我觉得 FCoin 回来可能性很低,因为用户已经对 FCoin 有了一个品牌定位,很难再去转变。



Q5.您觉得 2019 年交易所或者区块链会有哪些变化或趋势?

我觉得一个大的方向是合规化,我们很多合作客户,合规牌照变成第一步。另一个是垂直化,做通用型交易所对后进者而言竞争太激烈,所以他们会选择做垂直领域的交易所,比如版权、游戏或其他行业。第三是低成本运作的交易所,因为我们判断 2019 年可能以横盘为主。

Q1.2018 年,交易所领域让您印象最深刻的一件事或几件事分别是什么?

2018 年经历的事还挺多的。第一就是年初比特币价格大涨,引发大家对这个行业的关注,很多人涌入这个行业;第二就是随后的大跌,对于整个市场也是一种考验。但对于真正想将这个行业建设起来的人而言,反而是一种好事。其实你去反观互联网的发展史,你会发现,今天这些成功的互联网公司,都是在互联网泡沫破裂的时候诞生的。这是一种螺旋上升。对币安而言,这一年也是极为重要的一年。我们经历了从一个创业公司到行业顶级公司的过程。


2018 年,我觉得最有挑战性的一点就是全球化竞争。


“交易即挖矿”,或者说“持币分红”,从逻辑上来讲,它本身是不可持续的。如果你用公式算一算,从第一天你就知道到哪一天会崩溃,所有的资金盘都是这样的模型。我们一开始就觉得,它可能对行业是一个损害,而不是所谓的增长。 因为最终受伤的是用户,用户受损以后他就离场了,他就觉得你们这帮人都是骗子。我们的决策机制是保护用户,所以我们自始至终没做这个东西。


首先,交易所本身的壁垒还在于技术层面,比如说撮合交易,你开个饭店,你只需要接待十个客人,这是很容易的;但你要接待 10 万个客人,或者说 100 万客人的时候,你的压力是不一样的。再者是国际化竞争;最后是牌照。

Q5.您觉得 2019 年交易所或者区块链会有哪些变化或趋势?

我觉得 2019 年可能是行业的调整年:一个是应用的落地,一个是管理的规范。其次,我觉得这个行业本身,就一直在不断地和主流的金融业慢慢趋近或者趋同。2019 年,我觉得在各个国家和地区,可能看到对区块链行业和比特币有更清晰的监管模型。




从我个人来看的话,我认为首先是产品和口碑。产品方面,交易所毕竟做的是一个为他人提供服务的产品,所以稳定性、安全性还有应用性非常重要,我觉得产品方面虽然在某一阶段可能不太具有差异化,很多新入场者可以很快去获客,但当整个行业越来越成熟,参与者越来越多,专业机构参与进来,产品的稳定性、API 是否好用还有效率,是非常重要的壁垒。另一方面是口碑,这一点不可以快速通过一些引爆活动去吸引,而是需要长期的服务输出和整个运营价值观。

Q1.2018 年,交易所领域让您印象最深刻的一件事或几件事分别是什么?

交易挖矿。我是龙网的早期玩家,交易挖矿其实是龙网首创的,当时 2017 年底,在没有大佬站台的情况下,龙网通过这种创新模式吸引了一大批用户。当 FCoin 出现时,我以为这种模式很多人已经把他看穿了,实际上我忽略了一点,就是交易挖矿这种模式还没有任何一个知名大佬去做这件事。不仅需要商业模式的创新,同时需要足够的影响力宣传。FCoin 的影响力远远不是龙网能比的,它实际上是一种旁氏骗局、资金盘模式,利用后面人的钱给前面人分红,和 F3D 本质差不多的。我意识到 FCoin 会比龙网跌得还惨烈,于是和身边很多朋友提示了风险,让他们在高位全部抛掉。



Q3.您觉得 2019 年交易所或者区块链会有哪些变化或趋势?





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Indian Police Warn Public Against Investing in Cryptocurrencies

The police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning the public against investing in cryptocurrencies, local business news daily the Business Standard reported on Jan. 2.

Police reportedly warned the public against the “heightened risk” of investments like Bitcoin (BTC) and reminded investors that cryptocurrencies are not sanctioned by the government. The Business Standard quoted the branch’s inspector general as saying:

“The general public is informed not to make any type of investment in cryptocurrencies, virtual currencies such as Bitcoin because there is a real and heightened risk associated with them.”

The inspector general further stated that the crypto market could experience a “sudden and prolonged crash, exposing investors; especially retail consumers who stand to lose their hard-earned money.”

India currently enforces a ban on banks servicing cryptocurrency-related operations following a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).  The hard line against digital assets has led to the exit of several local businesses and a challenge in the Indian Supreme Court.

Earlier this week, Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping, said that the government is approaching cryptocurrency regulation with caution. Radhakrishnan said that the lack of a “globally acceptable solution” meant lawmakers were unlikely to issue formal statues in the short term.

Yesterday, the RBI announced that it has postponed plans to develop a national cryptocurrency or “crypto-rupee.” India’s central bank originally announced it was considering a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in April 2018, going so far as to establish an interdepartmental group to investigate the potential advantages of a CBDC.

The findings of the group have not been disclosed, and the Hindu Business Line quotes an unidentified source as saying, “The government doesn’t want the digital currency any more. It thinks it is too early to even think about a digital currency.”

Japanese E-Commerce Giant DMM Pulls the Plug on Its Crypto Mining Business


Japanese e-commerce giant DMM, which reportedly has over 27 million clients for its e-commerce business, is reportedly shutting down its cryptocurrency mining business over “deteriorating profitability.”

According to local news outlet Toyo Keizai “deteriorating profitability” is the main cause, which implies there may be more. DMM’s withdrawal process is set to unfold during the first half of this year, in which it’ll be selling its mining equipment.

Speaking to The Nikkei, the founder of DMM’s mining sector Keishi Kameyama reportedly noted that going forward the company is set to focus on its “exchange [platform] and blockchains.” Notably. DMM has launched a cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin, which is one of the 16 regulated crypto exchanges in Japan.

He said:

The withdrawal process such as the sale of the machines will go over to the first half of 2019.

The firm’s cryptocurrency mining operation was announced back in September of last year, when it revealed it was setting up a farm in the city of Kanazawa a month later. Its operations focused on mining top cryptocurrencies, including BTC, LTC and ETH.

According to some DMM was already revealing hesitancy towards the cryptocurrency industry, as last week it announced its cryptocurrency trading app Cointap wouldn’t be launched as planned. This, as to the firm the ongoing bear market means it may not be a good idea to attract new traders to the industry.

Notably DMM isn’t the first major firm to exit the cryptocurrency mining business. As CryptoGlobe covered, GMO Internet has revealed it’ll be pulling the plug on its cryptocurrency mining business after enduring a huge loss last year.

The firm noted it would be difficult to recover “the carrying amounts of the in-house-mining-related business assets, and therefore, it has been decided to record an extraordinary loss.” Last year’s bear market, which saw the price of most cryptocurrency drop between 80% and 90%, was behind these decisions as bitcoin itself went from a near $20,000 to a $3,200 low before it started recovering.

The decline saw miners pull the plug on their operations, which in turn saw bitcoin’s hashrate plummet. Notably BTC’s recent recovery to a high above the $4,000 mark saw its difficulty adjust 10% upward. At press time, bitcoin is trading at $3,890.

Calm Down and Enjoy the Ride

It’s clear by now that the number one roadblock to crypto adoption is education. Just like it was in the early days of the internet, it’s not so simple for the average person to tap into the advantages of crypto assets, nor are the advantages even clear to everyone at this point.

I remember well the great debate about the usefulness of the internet that raged throughout the 90s. It wasn’t really until the invention of the smartphone, the pocket version of the internet, that everyone truly realized the power of the tool we’ve created.

For my new year’s resolution in 2019, I’ve decided to commit to creating more educational content for crypto beginners and to raise the level of awareness about the emerging asset class.

In the past few days, we’ve seen exceptional examples of this from Time Magazine, which put out an excellent article stressing the benefits of decentralized money and from Tony Robbins, AKA America’s Life Coach, who put this out for his three million followers.


eToro, Senior Market Analyst

Today’s Highlights

Calm Down and Enjoy the Ride

Safe Haven Trading

Bakkt to Good News & Bad

Please note: All data, figures & graphs are valid as of January 2nd. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose.

Traditional Markets

The stock markets are not off to a great start this year. Some sour manufacturing data in China was released this morning and stocks in Asia and Europe are taking a hit.

Still, the new year hangover hasn’t yet completely worn off. It won’t be until Monday that markets really return to full strength. The New York session may prove exciting, though. As we saw last week, low volume trading can often turn volatile, especially as we head into the 12th day of a partial government shutdown.

President Trump’s all caps new years tweet also carried what some have interpreted as a hidden message for the financial markets.

On the Safe Side

The US President’s reassurances have done very little for investors this morning though, who do seem to be erring on the side of caution.

Gold continues to climb, both on the current uncertainty of global politics and the weaker US Dollar. We’re now testing the psychological level of $1,300 per ounce. This level probably won’t be very easy to breach, especially coming off the strong run we’ve seen over the last month.

Crude oil is also testing a boundary at the moment but on the downside. It’s becoming clear to all now that OPEC simply does not enjoy the same level of influence over the price that they used to. This new free market has a lot more competition, which is spurring on more production and more supply.

The level of $45 a barrel is being watched very closely.

Building up Crypto

Now that it seems the US is unlikely to approve any bitcoin backed ETF any time soon, the number one event on the watchlist of many cryptotraders is the launch of Bakkt.

For those of you who are not familiar, Bakkt is a new crypto service that was started by the owners of the New York Stock Exchange, which plans to offer a crypto holding service and debit card that it will make it very easy for everyday customers to store and spend bitcoin.

Over the weekend, Bakkt announced an extremely successful funding round of $182.5 million that has come from various Wall Street institutions and should ensure a smooth launch of the new service.

However, the launch of their platform was supposed to be on December 12th but was later delayed to January 24th. Possibly due to the US government shutdown, it seems that the launch has again been delayed, this time without a confirmed launch date.

We know that it’s going to happen and that it’s very likely to be a great step forward for crypto adoption but it seems we’ll need to continue being patient while they get set up.

Before I let you go for today, I did want to ask you to take part in a short survey. It’s only one question and shouldn’t take you more than a minute to vote, comment and share.

Please visit this link now: CryptoPoll

I’ll be sure to post our findings in the daily market update early next week and hopefully get a better understanding of the crypto industry.

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对话嘉宾:东方亿泰资本合伙人 温宏骏


陈振国:各位blocktimes的伙伴,大家晚上好!我是陈振国。欢迎大家来到专业的区块链媒体平台【blocktimes】的社群~与我们一起参与blocktimes【在线人物对话】,探讨区块链技术与行业发展。本期是blocktimes【在线人物对话】第3期,主题: 「如何面对区块链的时代」:数字资产与数字社会的全面性颠覆。嘉宾:东方亿泰资本合伙人温宏骏。

说起温先生大家可能不太清楚在讲谁,但是说起“金融派大星”,却是无人不知无人不晓!在这里,我先介绍一下温先生的一些经历:美国伊利诺大学芝加哥分校MBA硕士、香港东方亿泰资本合伙人、上海新茂半导体公司董事、台湾阳明山未来学社秘书长、两岸区块链联盟发起会议组委会秘书长、国立清华大学科管学院MBA实务教师。物联智慧股份有限公司(6565.TW) 董事长室特助/发言人、台湾永丰金控(2890.TW)子公司永丰金证券投资银行处资深协理、联邦投信基金经理人、大华证券(香港)副总裁、台北市政府研考会企画师与市府非营业基金审查委员。




陈振国:Jeff 大家都称您为“金融派大星”,先请您跟大家说说这个称谓的由来。







Jeff: 关于我是什么时候开始关注或进入到区块链产业,其实我算是非常晚的,一直到今年年初我才花比较多的时间关心这个产业。因为我从事的是传统投行,大部分投行人能够接触到的非传统的金融知识信息反而没有那么多,所以今年以前,我一直都认为不管是比特币或区块链,是不成气候的一个技术或者说还谈不上革命。




我们在台湾第一次比较大型的会议上面有露脸,在5月22号的Pizza Day,还有5月23号举办的区块链大型活动“链接未来”,算是台湾上半年以来炒热台湾链圈、币圈的最大型活动,可以说是点燃台湾的第一把火种。我身为秘书长,要主办这个活动,所以我不管主动还是还是被动,在筹备上面前三个月就陆续续接触到非常多的信息,或者说非常多的行业、区块链的新创,我对这个行业就是从这时开始了解、投入。所以身为一个古典投资人、传统金融业投行的从业者,我算是今年年初才开始真正关注或者说接触区块链行业,包括社群。















陈振国:谢谢 Jeff综合了朱老师的想法和自己的丰富经验对我们做了一个兼顾了高度和广度的讲解







所以延续我刚刚提到的,不管是金融行业或者各行各业,未来都应该要非常注重所谓的数字资产。这个牛顿先生他讲的叫比特资产,其实就是bit,所谓的数字资产。我这边最喜欢举一个电影里面的情节,2011年的一个电影钟点战(In Time),是由贾斯汀·汀布莱克(Justin Timberlake)出演的一部电影,我相信有很多人看过。



我认为大家对于未来的数字资产应该再把格局拉高一点,未来可能会全面形成一个数字社会,即(Digital Society)或者是加密数字社会(Crypto Society)。所以我认为大家都要有一个及早把所有的资产,包括所有的物品、所有的行为模式或者商业模式以及衣食住行转换成数字资产或者数字社会的概念。





陈振国:谢谢 Jeff结合了电影、时事、案例给我们深入浅出的介绍





我先用数字的概念让大家去想象,加密资产和加密货币未来透过证券型Token发行能够达到怎样的潜力?我先用数字来呈现,我相信大家应该都知道,每天去看CoinMarket Cap,在里面可以关注全球的币值。在2018年1月最高的时候曾经到8230多亿美金,这个是所有的数字货币,包括比特币以太坊等整个Market,可是这8230多亿美金相对于全球股市的93万亿,还有每天外汇交易量的5.1万亿,可以说是小巫见大巫。







一言以蔽之,证券型Token发行最大好处就是,它不是只带来新的韭菜,它能够带来一整片森林,我认为这是证券型Token发行最大的差别,它会把传统的金融机构、Family Qffice、校产基金、国家主权基金、退休基金等配置过来所谓的数字资产,我认为这是证券型Token发行最重要功能和意义。


陈振国:谢谢 Jeff 对证券型Token发行的分享,为我们描述了一个美好的未来,期待森林的尽快到来


















我们跟台湾几家比较活跃的区块链技术公司都有联系,例如上次FST Jack我们都非常熟悉,他们是非常好的代表。还有另外一家我也非常推崇,他是BiiLabs的Lman(朱宜振),还有小光(林弘全),小光也是未来学社的理事。我认为BiiLabs是非常令人尊崇的台湾区块链从业者,大家可以看一下他们在报章杂志上的报导,他们和FST、奥丁丁一样,曾被国际媒体列为6家台湾最有趣的区块链公司。

如果能邀请到我会推荐的两个人应该是,源铂资本的胡一天,另外BiiLabs 的Lman(朱宜振),或小光的其中之一,他们在这个行业里都是非常具有代表性的人,而且我也非常尊敬他们。

陈振国:谢谢 Jeff的介绍,您介绍的两位也是我们的好朋友,我们尽快安排他们来跟大家分享。


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比特币中国成立于2011年6月,当时是国内第一家比特币交易平台。2013年,莱特币创始人李启威的哥哥李启元(Bobby Lee)加入,任职CEO,创始人杨林科仅以股东身份存在,逐渐退出管理层,不再参与决策。












他透露,重新起航的比特币中国将启动A轮融资,由于“归来”消息刚刚宣布,具体细节还未敲定,“整体还处于筹备阶段 。”对于转型技术,杨林科显得信心满满,“以区块链技术服务实体经济,有较大的发展空间。


















































Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2.

NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and Technology Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The organization chiefly promotes the development of computing, electronics, IT and telecommunications.

The technology reportedly can be deployed in tandem with traditional voting as Thais become more technologically literate. According to NECTEC, once 5G is eventually adopted, all votes will be connected with the new technology. Chalee Vorakulpipat, the head of the cybersecurity laboratory at NECTEC told the Bangkok Post:

“Nectec developed blockchain technology for e-voting that can be applied to national, provincial or community elections, as well as business votes such as the the board of directors. The goal is to reduce fraud and maintain data integrity.”

Vorakulpipat said that, in order for the system to function, it requires a controller, voters and candidates. Prior to the election, the controller can verify voter identity and candidate qualifications. Voters will purportedly be able to vote by email and must be verified by mobile camera.

While widespread blockchain-based e-voting has the potential to make elections faster, cheaper and more secure, it will take time to ensure that each voter has access to a mobile internet connection and identity verification.

According to Vorakulpipat, blockchain voting could be deployed in the short term in a closed environment. For example, Thais living abroad could go to an embassy or consulate to vote and verify their identities.  Vorakulpipat also said that the system could be trialed in smaller elections at organizations like universities, provinces and committee boards.

Other countries have also been considering using blockchain technology to secure and conduct election processes. Following the 2018 federal mid-term elections in the United States, the Secretary of State of West Virginia reported a successful trial of mobile blockchain voting for West Virginians in the armed services stationed overseas.

Both the Swiss city of Zug and the Japanese city of Tsukuba have conducted trials of blockchain voting in municipal elections. In Tsukuba, the election was dedicated to several social programs. Residents could choose which of 13 proposed initiatives they would like to support, including developing a new cancer diagnostic technology, constructing objects for outdoor sports, and creating sound navigation in the city.