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Trade Responsibly.

Bitcoin prices are heating up again and so is the planet. You may be curious about how much of the hype is true. Is cryptocurrency really a major carbon offender? How do the different coins stack up?

World Coin Trends: Cryptocurrency Market Positions and Carbon Offset Guide
World Coin Trends: Real-Time Cryptocurrency Market Data with Carbon Offset Guide

We decided to release a sneak preview of the Lotus Trader software suite ahead of schedule, to give greater insight into these issues. This market trends visualization shows market values for 2058 cryptocurrencies in real time. It also helps you estimate the CO2 emissions from your trading, and gives you tools to quickly and easily offset your carbon cost. We will be adding further resources and updates throughout the fall.

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Giving Map Animated Time Lapse PSA Goes Viral

Between November 25 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) and December 15, 2020, Lotus.fm’s series of time lapse infographics on the spread of COVID-19 went viral on social media, reaching an estimated 6.2 million online viewers with more than 10,000 shares across Facebook and Twitter. These animated 4D data visualizations show cases and deaths from Coronavirus during Fall 2020.

Knowing that holiday travel and gatherings could be a dangerous vector for the virus to spread, we worked hard to reach influencers and get the word out among our base. We believe that data science can change the world and save lives.

Lotus.fm produced these visualizations as Public Service Announcements to accompany the Giving Map: our ongoing initiative for grassroots philanthropy in the areas of the US hardest hit by the pandemic. The PSA animations are available for download and reuse in GIF and MP4 formats, under a Creative Commons license. Please contact us if you require a different resolution or format, or would like to request a time lapse for a specific time period or geographic area.

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Actionable Data

Just published in The Startup—“Actionable Data: Where Design and Data Science Converge.”

What actionable data does is take a measurable, quantifiable data set and connect it to specific calls to action. In essence, it presents you with new information and instead of leaving you to mull (or stew) it provides you with ways to respond. The goal is always to empower users.” 

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Giving Map Launches

The interactive, data-driven grassroots philanthropy portal known as Giving Map [formerly Greenslate.us] launched today. Giving Map uses the latest COVID-19 data to show the areas of the country most severely impacted by the pandemic; visitors can give in any of 10 nonprofit categories. 

Giving Map

Giving Map was created in partnership with Lotus.fm LLC, Ctrl-H PDXCharity Navigator, and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and a core team of dedicated open source volunteers.

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Lotus.fm to Present at SCALE on March 8, 2020

We have been selected to speak at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 8. Our topic:
Discovery without Marketing. In the digital age we have lost something: the experience of browsing in a vast record shop or bookstore, discovering intriguing choices next to familiar ones. We are inundated by information, but most remains unseen. Lotus Petal Architecture reveals this invisible information.

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Lotus.fm Events this Spring

Coronavirus Update: All SXSW and Massachusetts Peace & Rhythm Events have been cancelled. Please inquire with the organizers regarding the other events. Thank you, use good judgment, and be safe!

Peace & Rhythm March Calendar
Peace & Rhythm – March Calendar – Western MA

 

All Magnetic Tour
All Magnetic Tour – Portland, OR

 

 

 

 

SXSW - Poolside Parlay
Poolside Parlay – SXSW – Austin, Texas