Coinigy Review – The Blomberg of Altcoins

CoinigyCoinigy develops and markets big data solutions for the crypto currency market. There flag ship product is a charting and trading platform that caters to the needs of bitcoin and alternative crypto currency traders. Coinigy allows users the ability to trade across multiple exchanges all from one seamless well laid out interface. You can use Coinigy to track your balances across numerous exchanges and consolidate your trading efforts in one simple intuitive interface. Coinigy is cloud based so there is no application that needs to run on your local hardware which also makes the coinigy platform OS agnostic. No funds are actually stored with Coinigy, just your API keys for accessing each exchange you trade with.

Coinigy uses what they tout as the Universal Exchange API. This API allows anyone to fetch, process and analyze real-time data across all supported exchanges. The newest API allows trading between exchanges to assist with Market liquidity and allowing for near instant arbitrage. Coinigy has effectively built a one-stop shop for anyone that is interested in building automated trading bots and services that would require analyzing real time crypto market data.

Coinigy is known for their high definition charts and low latency chart updates. Charts update in real time, on all supported exchanges. There are many technical analysis tools available for charting and researching trends. Coinigy also supports alerts across desktop alarms, email and SMS price action movements. You can also use Coinigy to keep track of your overall crypto portfolio value. Just add your wallet addresses and presto!

Coinigy has secured 100K in seed money financing and I would keep an eye out on this company for investment opportunity. I have a subscription and absolutely love the service thus far. With a guarantee of 99% up time, what’s not to like right?

What really stands out about Coinigy is the design and the customization it offers. The coinigy site is extremely responsive. You can customize the background, wallpapers and indicators as would be expected from charting applications. You can also customize the alert sounds, Coinigy even includes the Mario Bros. coin sound everyone would recognize the the popular 90’s video game.

Coinigy also has a community of users. There’s a group chat where you can usually find one of the Coinigy developers actively participating in discussions. You can post your trading and charting ideas and find regular updates about features, and updates. Coinigy has also developed a Chrome extension call Cryptoticker. You can use this extension to track your crypto portfolio with just a simple click on your browsers tool bar. A nice feature if you are at work and just need to peek every once in a while.

Coinigy makes it easy to open multiple tabs and track numerous coins. Over all the charts updating in real time, beats most exchanges hands down. Before I stumbled across Coinigy I found my self opening several tabs on Bittrex, or Poloniex.

There is also a referral program, so if you are thinking of signing up, click on this link and get started.

 

 

Directv Can’t Login – My Own AT&T Nightmare

This is probably the most frustrating issue I have ever had to deal with. I’ve been with Directv since July of 2012, we subscribe to a premium channel package, NFL Sunday ticket and I even pay the extra fees so that I can watch programming on my iPad’s and streaming devices. I was pretty happy with the service, with the exception of the high fees that they charge. At one point I made a call to them and the rep was nice enough to cut around $25 a month off my bill which was averaging around $140 a month. I read an article on the web that said “All  you have to do is threaten to cancel because your bill is too high.” That actually worked.

We have the Directv Genie system. A DVR in our living room and two IP connected smart receivers in our bedrooms. I have the Directv app on my android smart phone, and on my iPad.

In case you don’t know, AT&T purchased Directv back in August of 2015. The merger was approved by the FTC making AT&T the largest content provider on the planet. That’s when my problems started.

I have been unable to login to my account since September of 2015. Multiple calls have been placed with their customer service department. Numerous hours that I will never get back, arguing with support reps that have no idea what the problem is. We have reset the password, changed the email address, cleared cookies and my internet history, changed browsers…. all for naught. Still I get his dreaded message each time I attempt to login to my account.

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For the record, I have never been an AT&T customer. Never not once have I had their service. 6 different reps, have tried to help, none of them were able to accomplish what should be a simple task. I’ve threatened to cancel my service, one rep had the gall to tell me that I would be stuck with cancellation fees if I did that. Um, hello maybe if you fix my problem we wont have this issue.

I pay extra to be able to watch Sunday ticket games on my iPad and mobile device. Yet, I cannot access those services. The last rep I spoke with told me that I would get a credit of $5 a month for 6 months to offset not being able to access the content on my non satellite connected devices. Thanks, but what I really want is my access restored. I’ve been using a Roku stick on a new smart TV in my office and I really like the programming choices and ease of use to add channels.

If this keeps up, I will no longer be a loyal directv customer. I will just switch over to a simple local cable plan and save myself over a $100 a month in programming fees and headaches with my account access. Directv, if you read this, please get this sorted out. It’s really getting old.

Bar Cuffs – Review

It’s time once again for another product review. This time the product is something I purchased when I was preparing for my trek to Sturgis, South Dakota. Since I live in Tampa, Florida the trip to Sturgis was no easy undertaking. 2046 miles each way. Lot’s of preparation went along with the trip. The three weeks prior to departure were spent ordering camping supplies, motorcycle parts, accessories and riding gear.

My plans included loading my highly chromed, customized 2015 Harley Dyna Wide Glide into my 5×8 enclosed trailer and towing it to the campground I selected called Rush No More. I purchased 4 Milwaukee Twins ratcheting tie downs with strong 2″ nylon and 4 Soft loop tie down cinch straps. For the handle bars, when I was browsing tie down stuff on Amazon, I noticed a product called Bar Cuffs. They looked pretty sweet, rubber covered over stainless steel. I figured why not, they are only $19.95 and were even sized for my 1.25″ handlebars. They arrived a couple of days later and were put into my staging spot in the garage.

When the time came to leave Florida, I loaded the bike into the trailer and secured the bars and rear shocks to the anchor points in the floor of my trailer. Checked that the bike was properly secured, loaded the rest of my gear into the back of my tow vehicle and began the long journey early in the AM of July 31st, 2015. It took me 3 days of driving 700+ miles a day, a couple of nights in hotels, lots of coffee and lots of time to self reflect. Which is what the whole trip was all about, time to myself and time to see some of the most beautiful riding spots in the USA.

When I arrived at my campground, I unloaded the bike. This is when I noticed after taking the Bar Cuffs off the handle bars, that they were not all that great of a product. You see after 2000+ miles the stainless steel inner parts of the cuffs had managed to chew through the rubber and in the process had scratched the living hell out of my brand new Tuffy handle bars. I was not a happy camper, not at all.

I took some pictures but its not that easy to get a good picture of the chrome scratches, but you can clearly see from the pictures of the Bar Cuffs that the damage was pretty severe. I really wished I had not used the Bar Cuffs and just went with the simple orange soft tie down loops instead. I had four of them and only used two on the rear shocks. 20160130_08304720160130_083032 (1)

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It’s a lesson learned and a warning to those that might be considering using Bar Cuffs on a long tow trip. Rethink this a tad, this could have been prevented and certainly the I-90 interstate from Sioux City, IA to Sturgis is not one of the smoothest roads in the land. Several times I hit bumps so severe in the road that the trailer tires left the ground and bounced around behind me like crazy. The bike stayed secured the whole time, I checked at every fuel stop for any movement or loosening of the tie downs.

For what its worth, I never went over 65 mph due to the fact that I was towing with a 2010 Chevy Equinox with the 2.4 liter Eco-tech motor. Cruise control was just impossible over 65 mph as every hill I climbed would send the motor to 5000 RPM and it would sit there for miles until the climb was over. Gas mileage averaged around 17 mpg the entire trip.

Chevy Equinox Tow Rig