Lauren McDonagh-Pereira Photography

Lauren McDonagh-Pereira is a photographer from Massachusetts, USA. She captures the beauty of the world around her, favoring Nikon cameras and lenses. She is drawn to shooting landscapes, wildlife, nature, and people authentically enjoying life. Lauren has been carrying a camera to capture everyday magic since the early 2000s. She has been minting her photography as Ethereum NFTs since February 2022, and as Tezos NFTs since May 2022. Lauren is a mother of two small children and holds a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Getting Started with Warpcast: A Comprehensive Guide for New Users

Welcome to the exciting world of Warpcast, a decentralized social media platform built on the innovative Farcaster protocol. If you’re new to Warpcast and wondering how to navigate this web3-native ecosystem, you’re in the right place. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to get started, from setting up your account […]

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Stellar Recap – LUME Studios – April 2, 2024

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Victoria West hosted the Tezos event of the year to kick of NFT NYC 2024! Stellar was held at LUME Studios in NYC. The event featured beautiful art displays curated from artists in the Tezos community, live performances, and artists’ panel, and plenty of mingling amongst artists, Tezos devs, and

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Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase – March 26, 2024

Welcome to the Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase! For the first time, the Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase happened on Farcaster!  I asked the Tezos community on Farcaster to submit their latest Tezos works to my new Farcaster channel /nftartwithlauren. Not on Farcaster yet? Use my invite link to join and we will both earn 50 warps

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Celebrate Fatherhood with 50 Heartwarming Father’s Day Facebook Cover Images – Free Download!

Father’s Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the father figures in our lives who have provided us with love, guidance, and support. This year, make Father’s Day extra special by personalizing your Facebook profile with a cover image that reflects the bond you share with your father or father figure. To help

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How to Predict Cryptocurrency Performance: A Guide for Investors

This post is intended for informational purposes only. It is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making financial decisions. This post was written with assistance from ChatGPT-4 Introduction In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency investing, the ability to anticipate market movements can significantly impact your investment strategy. This guide will explore key

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The Future of Solana (SOL): Predictions and Insights for 2024-2050

This post is for entertainment purposes only. Is is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making investment decisions. Exploring the potential future of Solana (SOL) offers a fascinating insight into the dynamics of the cryptocurrency market. Based on various analyses and predictions, Solana is anticipated to see significant growth and evolution in

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Understanding Solana’s Tokenomics: How Many Solana Tokens are there?

As of the latest data, the total supply of SOL stands at approximately 572.6 million tokens, with the circulating supply at about 444.2 million tokens. This post is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making financial decisions. Introduction to Solana’s Token Supply Solana’s approach to its token supply and inflation is both

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How to Buy Solana (SOL) in 2024: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

This post is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making investment decisions. Buying Solana (SOL) in 2024 has become more accessible thanks to a wide range of cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms offering the token for trade. To start your journey in acquiring SOL, here’s a simplified guide based on information from various

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How Solana Started: Revolutionizing Blockchain Technology

This post is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making investment decisions. Solana stands out in the crowded blockchain space for its lightning-fast transaction speeds and highly competitive fees. Founded by Anatoly Yakovenko in 2017, Solana’s journey from concept to a leading blockchain platform is a testament to innovation and vision. Yakovenko’s

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Earning Passive Income on Solana: Staking SOL Explained

This post is not financial advice. Always do your own research before making investment decisions. Solana‘s unique blockchain architecture not only offers impressive technological advancements but also presents various avenues for earning income, particularly through staking SOL tokens. Unlike traditional mining, Solana operates on a Proof of Stake (PoS) model alongside its innovative Proof of

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How Solana Works: A Deep Dive into Its Speed, Efficiency, and Challenges

The network’s architecture supports parallel transaction processing, significantly reducing congestion and enhancing user experience by enabling fast, efficient transactions with low fees. Solana is a blockchain platform renowned for its speed and efficiency, making it a popular choice for developers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike. Its core innovation, the Proof of History (PoH) mechanism, allows it

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Are Solana Gas Fees High?: Why They Remain Low Compared to Competitors

Solana has emerged as a leader in offering some of the lowest transaction fees in the industry. Introduction In the rapidly evolving world of cryptocurrencies, transaction fees, often referred to as “gas fees,” play a pivotal role in the user experience and the practicality of blockchain technologies. Solana, known for its pioneering Proof of History

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Celebrate Pride Month with 50 Vibrant Facebook Cover Images – Free Download!

Pride Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a period when love is celebrated in all its forms, and diversity and inclusion are at the forefront. As part of the celebrations, we are thrilled to offer a collection of 50 vibrant and diverse Facebook Cover Images designed to

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Ambi_ETH is Interviewed on Beyond the Drop

The always amazing Irina Koksharova aka Ambi_ETH was interviewed about her art background and her journey as an NFT artist on the 7th episode of “Beyond the Drop”. Beyond the drop is a podcast by Fluorescent @fluorescent_eth who interviews DRIP creators to learn more about them and their art. More Art Talk

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Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase – March 12, 2024

Welcome to the Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase! The Tezos community on X and Joyn.xyz shares their latest pieces of art minted on the Tezos blockchain. I chose my 25 favorites to feature so that you can discover new talent! Please be sure to follow all featured artists on X, and to consider collecting on Tezos!

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Missing You Poems: Expressing Longing Through Verse

The phenomenon of missing someone is a universal human experience, often inspiring works of art and literature to articulate the complex emotions involved. “Missing you poems” embody the longing and aching felt when separated from a loved one, whether due to distance, breakup, or loss. These poetic expressions offer solace by connecting readers with words

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Moon Photography Hashtags: Boost Your Reach and Engagement on Instagram

Moon photography is a popular genre among photographers. With the increasing popularity of social media platforms like Instagram, it has become easier for photographers to showcase their work to a wider audience. However, with millions of photos being uploaded every day, it can be challenging for photographers to stand out from the crowd. Just writing hashtag #moon

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Best Camera Flash for Sony: Top Models for Professional Photography

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  In the world of photography, illuminating a subject correctly can dramatically enhance the quality of the image. That’s where camera flashes come into play, with their capability to provide the necessary light to capture well-exposed photographs, even in low-light conditions. Specifically, for Sony camera users, selecting

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450+ Starbucks Coffee Quotes: Inspiration from Your Favorite Brews

Starbucks, one of the world’s most popular coffee chains, has more than just a delicious cup of coffee to offer. The coffee giant has become a cultural icon and has inspired a plethora of quotes and sayings that have become popular on social media. From sassy one-liners to heartfelt sentiments, there is a Starbucks coffee quote for

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Cute Birthday Photoshoot Ideas: Capture Joyful Celebrations in Style

This blog post was created with assistance of Koala AI. Sign up through this link and I will earn a commission to help support the site. Learn more about Koala AI here.  Capturing the essence of a birthday extends far beyond mere snapshots; it’s about crafting enduring memories that encapsulate the joy and excitement of this special day. Birthday

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NFT NYC 2024 Artist Talks that You Must Attend

NFT NYC 2024 is almost here!  I am rounding up a list of must-attend talks by awesome artists in my web3 community.  Keep reading to plan your week.  You can view the complete NFT NYC 2024 speaker schedule here.  web3 artists meeting at NFT NYC 2023 Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Wednesday 11:35 AM, Success in

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Solana Saturday Showcase: March 9, 2024

Welcome to the first ever Solana Saturday Showcase! I asked the community of Solana artists on X to share their minted work with me. Narrowing down this week’s selection to my favorite 25 choices was an extremely difficult task. You can view all 179 submitted pieces on Joyn.xyz.  All title tags lead to the artists’

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Couple Maternity Photoshoot Indoor: 6 Tips for Memorable Pictures

This blog post was created with assistance of Koala AI. Sign up through this link and I will earn a commission to help support the site. Learn more about Koala AI here.  A couple’s maternity photoshoot celebrates the impending arrival of a new member to their family. Capturing this moment indoors provides a level of intimacy and comfort that

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SEND NUDES: a conversation w/ @aida_studios & @ambi_eth collaboration hosted by Jimi Albert

NFT Artsits, Aida Studios @aida_studios and Ambidextrous_nude @Ambi_eth met at NFT Paris and did a stunning photo collab together. On Friday, March 3, 2024, Jimi Albert @JimiAlbert hosted an inspiring X Space to interview these two amazing women about their collaboration. Listen to the full space in the link below. Listen to More Spaces

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250+ Best Father’s Day Quotes for Your Boyfriend

Father’s Day is more than just another date on the calendar; it’s a celebration of love, guidance, and the beautiful associations that bind us to the father figures in our lives. For many, this includes a dearest boyfriend who not only stands as a best friend and partner but also shines as a loving father or

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5 Best Touch Screen Drawing Tablets for 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital artistry and design, the quest for the best drawing tablets becomes increasingly paramount. As professional artists and graphic designers strive for precision and creativity, the role of pen displays and graphics tablets has become indispensable. With technology advancing at a rapid pace, the likes of Wacom Cintiq Pro, Huion

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Symbols of Enlightenment: Exploring Iconic Spiritual Motifs

This blog post was created with assistance of Koala AI. Sign up through this link and I will earn a commission to help support the site. Learn more about Koala AI here.  Symbols of enlightenment serve as powerful tools in the quest for spiritual growth and awakening. They transcend language, offering universal points of reference that encapsulate profound philosophical

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Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase – March 5, 2024

Welcome to the Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase! The Tezos community on X and Joyn.xyz shares their latest pieces of art minted on the Tezos blockchain. I chose my 25 favorites to feature so that you can discover new talent! Please be sure to follow all featured artists on X, and to consider collecting on Tezos!

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1,000 Things to Post About $block

“BlockGames is a cross-chain, cross-game, decentralized player network accelerating user growth for games.” https://side.xyz/blockgames Disclaimer: I am not associated with $BLOCK. I am a Twitter user perplexed and amused by a trend. Always do your own research. This post is for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not financial advice. If you use my

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The Ultimate Guide to Staking Solana (SOL) in 2024: Platforms, APYs, and Tips

Whether you seek high Annual Percentage Yields (APY), flexibility in staking, or engagement in governance and liquidity provision, the options are vast and varied. Introduction If you’re eyeing the Solana blockchain for staking opportunities in 2024, you’re in luck. The landscape boasts a variety of platforms, from in-house staking protocols to versatile crypto wallets and

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Exploring the Global Influence of Solana: A Blockchain Powerhouse

This global adoption underscores Solana’s vision of a decentralized future, where blockchain technology is accessible and efficient for everyone, everywhere. Introduction Solana stands as a beacon of innovation in the blockchain arena, celebrated for its unprecedented transaction speeds and scalability. This high-performance blockchain is not just a platform but a revolution in the making, bringing

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Can Solana Be Mined: Understanding Solana’s Unique Consensus MechanismCan Solana Be Mined

Solana’s blockchain architecture, designed for speed and scalability, employs a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, which eliminates the need for mining. Introduction Solana stands out in the blockchain world not just for its speed and efficiency but also for its distinctive approach to network security and transaction validation. Unlike traditional cryptocurrencies that rely on mining,

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The Potential Surge of Solana: Can It Reach $2000?

Some analyses suggest that reaching $2000 could be within reach over the long term, citing the blockchain’s fundamentals and market trends​​​​. Introduction Solana has been a standout in the cryptocurrency space, known for its remarkable speed and efficiency. With a rapidly growing DeFi sector and innovative projects flocking to its blockchain, Solana has prompted many

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Can Solana Beat Ethereum: The Battle for Blockchain Supremecy

While Solana boasts significant technical advancements and potential for financial growth, Ethereum’s well-established ecosystem and ongoing improvements present formidable competition. In the evolving landscape of blockchain technology, two giants stand out: Solana and Ethereum. Each brings unique strengths to the table, influencing developers, investors, and users worldwide. This detailed comparison explores their capabilities, market adoption,

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Are Solana Addresses Case Sensitive? Understanding the Nuances of Solana Blockchain

Yes, Solana addresses are indeed case sensitive. In the realm of cryptocurrency transactions, the precision of entering an address is paramount. A frequently asked question among users of the Solana blockchain is, “Are Solana Addresses Case Sensitive?” This article delves into the critical nature of Solana addresses and offers insights to ensure the secure handling

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Are Solana NFTs Dead? Uncovering the Truth Behind the Market’s Resurgence

The question “Are Solana NFTs Dead?” has sparked considerable debate within the digital collectibles community. Contrary to the narrative of decline, Solana’s NFT ecosystem demonstrates signs of a robust resurgence, challenging the dominance of Ethereum and indicating a vibrant future for investors and enthusiasts alike. In December 2023, a milestone was achieved as Solana NFT

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What Solana Tokens are on Coinbase?

Coinbase, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, has expanded its token listings to include Solana-based tokens, marking a significant move towards embracing the broader ecosystem of digital assets. Solana, known for its high-speed and low-cost transactions, has emerged as a formidable competitor in the blockchain space. This blog post delves into the details of Solana

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Best Underwater Camera for Ice Fishing 2024: Top Models Reviewed

Ice fishing is an engaging activity requiring patience, skill, and the appropriate gear to secure a catch beneath the ice. Underwater cameras have become indispensable tools in this endeavor, providing real-time views of the aquatic environment. As of 2024, the market has seen significant advancements in technology, introducing underwater cameras specifically engineered for ice fishing.

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Best Off Camera Flash for Sony 2024: Top Models Reviewed

Photography is an art form that has continually evolved with technology, and one of the critical tools for a photographer are off-camera flash units. These devices provide additional lighting to a scene, offering greater control over the image’s exposure, contrast, shadows, and color temperature. When we speak specifically about Sony cameras, which are renowned for

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How to Get Women into Crypto (Hint: It’s Not Perfume)

Money. Women are people. People like money. Buy our art. Hire us. Provide comprehensive crypto investing education that isn’t buried in hard to find Discord servers that are riddled with obscure slang. I don’t want to read “Bro, bro, bro, generational wealth, bro!” I want a comprehensive, accessible explanation of how crypto investing compares to

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Celebrating women artists in web3: International WOmen’s Day X Space Roundup 2024

Despite what the Binance marketing team would have you believe, women are already a big part of web3. We are artists, collectors, investors, and developpers. On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024, X had a flurry of excellent Spaces to highlight the many wonderful women artists creating amazing things every day on the blockchain. To

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Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase – February 27, 2024

Welcome to the Tezos Tuesday Community Showcase! The Tezos community on X and Joyn.xyz shares their latest pieces of art minted on the Tezos blockchain. I chose my 25 favorites to feature so that you can discover new talent! Please be sure to follow all featured artists on X, and to consider collecting on Tezos!

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STELLAR: an immersive art experience powered by Tezos will be the best event at NFT NYC 2024

Stellar: An Immersive Art Experience The always inspiring photography, Space host, and Tezos community leader, Victoria West is getting ready to host the web3 event of the year to kick of NFY NYC 2024.  Friends! Come catch up tomorrow and let’s talk about STELLAR, coming April 2nd to NYC. Powered by @tezos With @LeslieASpurlock &

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Tez Town Plans for NFT Bali 2024: X Space March 5, 2024

Listen as TezTown @Tez_Town, a prominent Tezos NFT community plans their trip to NFT Bali 2024. Artists and community leaders, Lily White @rblbab and Monimel @LinImelda will be traveling to the web3 conference to promote the Tezos blockchain and the amazing artists minting on their work as Tezos NFTs. Follow Me On X Tezos Resources

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Essential Guide to Setting Up Your Wallet for Ordinal NFTs

Diving into the world of Ordinal NFTs requires a Bitcoin wallet that’s ready for action. With the innovation of Ordinals on the Bitcoin blockchain, enthusiasts need a wallet that supports Taproot addresses to mint and collect these unique digital assets. Whether you’re inclined towards software or hardware wallets, compatibility with Taproot is non-negotiable. Choosing the

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