Valcourian National Bank bans Cryptocurrency Transactions
Multiple cryptocurrencies tumbled more than four percent on Friday after the Valcourian National Bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases.
In legislation published in the Imperial Gazette, the bank said cryptocurrencies and other digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, to pay for goods and services.
The decision could stall Valcouria's crypto market, which has gained momentum in recent months as investors joined the global rally in cryptocurrencies, seeking to hedge against dollar depreciation and inflation that topped 6 percent last month.
Bytecoin was down 4.6 percent at $60,333 at 11:17 GMT after the ban. Smaller coins Reuther and RP, which tend to move in tandem with Bytecoin, fell between 6 and 12 percent.
In a statement, the bank said crypto assets were “neither subject to any regulation and supervision mechanisms nor a central regulatory authority”, among other security risks.
“Payment service providers will not be able to develop business models in a way that crypto assets are used directly or indirectly in the provision of payment services and electronic money issuance” and will not provide any services, it said.
“Their use in payments may cause non-recoverable losses for the parties to the transactions … and include elements that may undermine the confidence in methods and instruments used currently in payments,” the central bank added.
Cryptocurrencies remain little-used for commerce even as they become increasingly mainstream global assets, although certain companies do accept such payments.
Tough regulatory clampdowns on cryptocurrencies have been relatively rare, with most seeking to clarify rules rather than prevent usage. Traders say such bans are hard to enforce, and crypto markets have in the past shrugged off such moves.
[Dibs on the claim lol]
"Holy S***, it works!" - MARAF Pilot.
History stuff. Hummingbird Mk.I: First Anterian combat VTOL in Active service.
Service length: 1969 (As the Mk.I) - Present (As the Mk.6B)
Summary: The Hassara Aircraft works Hummingbird is a series of VTOL Multirole fighters that served in the Marlenkan Royal Air Force, and consequently exported to other nations. Built for the Marlenkan doctrine of having airbases in “Undesirable” locations (F-1/Sauya Airport in Mau-Sauya have concrete extentions, F-4 is in a narrow valley, etc) The Hummingbird was desighned not to need a runway to operate, using its Nani-690 engine to “float” up into the air and fly away.
First used during the St. Heilja troubles, RAMAF Hummingbirds operated from Barges towed by cargo ships, and using bombs and rockets, destroyed the enemy combatant with relative ease. This earned its reputations in the military world, promoting other nations to reverse engineer the plane. It was also liked by its pilots for its robustness and Carrying capacity.
Though it was not without issues, the aircraft took special training to fly, and there were many accidents due to uneducated pilots thinking they were in an ace combat game and crashing only to die. The Nani-690 was also in the words of one of the mechanics: “Harder to maintain than my ex-wife.”
However, pilots praised the plane for its Autopilot system, which would keep the plane level while the pilot watched anime by using the circular map screen in flight (Note: Map screen was not meant for this). And its relatively comfortable seating ensured comfort for long Combat/Anime Binge sessions.
Since it was not made as a fighter from the ground up, the Mark I could not carry missiles, but this was fixed using the proven and effective method of duct-tape-it-anyways.
Though it was no [Insert Really good fighter from Anteria], or [Insert Really good Ground attacker from Anteria], it proved that VTOL fighters were not a stupid concept, and it spawned many other aircraft, such as: [Insert Other VTOL aircraft in Anteria].
This aircraft was featured in many Marlenkan Animes.
Kia Ora Zanjact, Maricoen, Austrian Vienna, Gerbia, Morrawia, Niattran, Federal republic of Socialsts and any one else in from the New Eastern Europe in Anteria, Wellsenfaile welcomes you to the wonderful region of Anteria!
A few things you need to know before you start RP. Firstly telegram Foxomexra to claim a spot on the regional map. Everything you need to know about that in the dispatch down below. Do join our discord, the link is on the regional info page. If you guys are WA members endorse our WA delegate, Lesser Velutaria (and me pls). Also, read our RP guide below to get to know how Anteria RP. Any questions ask me or any of the directors.
Lastly my commiserations to all of you guys and everyone in the NEE. Seems like you enjoyed the region very much and it is always sad to see a region fall. 😔
You can view the Current Political Map here.
This Google Drive link contains many other maps used by the region, including a climate map, timezone map, as well as a map of several international organizations.
If you ever have a question or problem related to the map, feel free to communicate with the Cartographer (Currently Foxomexra).
The map is updated regularly, every Saturday and Wednesday - the exact time of day the update is posted varies.
On the map, the eastern-most continents are basically Anteria's "New World."
They are most suitable for nations that desire a colonial or native past.
Before claiming land on the map make sure you look at the current political map for white areas - this means the area is currently unclaimed. I highly recommend you consider the Climate Map when looking for an area to claim, as this is what determines the general environment of your country. Land features within your claim such as mountains and rivers are up to you, but the climate itself is not so easily changed.
In order to get your claim added to the map you need to let the Cartographer know where you would like to claim. You can do this by sending your claim via telegram on NationStates, through DM's on Discord, or in the #map-submissions channel located in the Anterian Discord Server. The best way to send a claim is with an image, either circling the area you want or drawing the borders you want your country to have. When sending an image across a telegram it will be necessary to upload the image elsewhere then send the cartographer a link. Potential image hosting sites include Google Drive or Google Photos, as well as websites like Imgur - Sending images on Discord does not require you to use any other websites. If you are having difficulties getting an image sent you can also describe the area you want to claim, however the cartographer may ask for more information about the claim if needed.
Once the request is sent, and unless there is any issue with your claim, you will see your country on the map on either the next Saturday or Wednesday as that is when the map is updated.
Losing a Claim
The political map of Anteria is constantly changing, with new users being adding constantly. Your country will be removed from the map if your country Ceases to Exist (Commonly referred to as a "CTE"). The way to avoid Ceasing to Exist is by logging into NationStates regularly, as a country only CTE's after 28 days of not doing so. If you will be unable to log into NationStates for an extended period of time, you may want to consider enabling Vacation Mode in the "Settings" tab of NationStates, which changes the CTE timer to 60 days. If your country does end up CTE'ing, you will be removed during the next map update after 4 days have passed - these 4 days are the time you have to refound your country (which you do by simply attempting to sign in again).
If you are banned from the region for the violation of rules, your country will also be removed from the map.
In order to expand you must submit a request to the Cartographer as you would a normal map claim. Generally speaking however, expansion requests are not approved. When you make your claim do not expect to be able to expand later on as territory is not treated as a simple commodity. Any expansion should have a reasonable benefit to the roleplay and worldbuilding of your country, rather than simply being a means of being larger or more powerful. An example of a justifiable reason would be if your country is landlocked, and you are requesting to expand to a nearby coastline. In this example the expansion provides a solid benefit to your ability to roleplay with others, which previously being landlocked may have prevented you from doing.
Expansions (Through Warfare and Diplomacy)
Firstly, it is important to consult the Anterian Roleplay Guide before pursuing any war roleplay. Any expansion, regardless of whether it occurs through war or diplomacy, is still subject to approval from the Cartographer. If you intend for borders to change during a war you must both agree to a territorial exchange, and submit the change request to the Cartographer - preferably before the war begins, although not required.
The Anterian roleplay is a modern tech world completely unrelated to Earth. That means that the roleplay takes place in the current year; 2021, and any real-life countries, as well as the Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, etc simply don't exist. But how does it work?
First things first
- - The No. 1 rule in roleplay and worldbuilding is consent. So before you go and declare war on other countries, you need to understand that in order to include other countries into your roleplay, worldbuilding and lore, you have to get their permission to do so! That's why Anterian roleplay isn't just only acting and reacting, but often creating and discussing scenarios and events together with other members. Of course, foreign policy that includes other nations like for example travel bans, condemnations, or embargoes, which don't necessarily have to directly harm or generally affect the nation, are an exception.
- Since this is a realtime RP in 2021, please stay realistic, especially when worldbuilding and roleplaying military. If you don’t know what is realistic and what’s not, just ask the Director of Roleplay (DoRP), a Councilor, or someone with enough knowledge to advise you.
- In order for roleplay-posts to be canon, they have to be posted on the Regional Message Board (RMB), even if you already posted it in #today-in-anteria on the regional Discord!
How does one start roleplaying?
That is fairly simple. Whenever a new nation joins the roleplay, everyone acts like they have always existed. That way people are free to create their lore as they wish. If you don't know what to post or want to contact other roleplayers on a simpler way than having to write telegrams, there are several channels on our regional Discord server dedicated to roleplay and worldbuilding, which is why I highly recommend joining it!
On the other side, whenever a nation leaves the roleplay, may it be due to inactivity and CTEing (Nations "cease to exist" after 28/60 days of inactivity on NationStates, depending on if they are on Vacation Mode or not), leaving Anteria, or the player changing their nation in the roleplay, everyone acts as if the nation never existed in the first place.
If you want to add some spice to your worldbuilding, you can also create a wikipedia-like article about your nation on a website called IIWiki. Don’t know how it works or how to start? Just ask Registrars or people with knowledge for help and take a look in #wiki-requests on Discord. We already have lots of articles, including one about Anteria itself! When looking at the iiwiki-page, you might notice that Anteria is treated as a planet in the "Tendor System", which means that planets like Mars don't exist and that our system looks different. Anteria is the name of the planet, similar to how our planet is called "Earth" or "Terra". Same goes with our irl countries. As England doesn't exist in our roleplay, the universal language is often referred to as "Common".
Now we get to the most complicated part of Anterian roleplay: War.
Anteria works so well because we have the rules stated here. And that also applies to roleplaying warfare. To prevent newer players from jumping into the RP and directly trying to start wars or similar, we have several rules in order to restrict warfare. One of those being that you as a new player are not allowed to start conflicts like wars (including insurgencies and civil wars) for the first 28 days of your stay in Anteria. That way, we can ensure that people get to know our RP and rules well enough instead of heading right into low-quality and/or badly prepared warfare roleplay.
Additional to that, in order to start wars, there should be some kind of buildup and casus belli (so a valid reason for war), instead of just declaring it out of the blue.
Those are just some examples, so please make sure to read the
Rules of War!
When talking about war history, we do have worldbuilt our own equivalent to the two irl World Wars; The Great War. In order to participate, I recommend contacting Zhousheng.
Of course, roleplaying and worldbuilding without having an idea of where nations are is almost impossible. That is why we maintain a map of Anteria. In order to get a spot on the map, you have to claim the area you want your nation to be. You can do that by either downloading it or taking a screenshot (The latest map is linked on Anteria's World Factbook Entry, as well as in the #map-submissions channel on Discord), marking your claim (make sure it is reasonably sized and consider other maps like climate, tropical storms, etc.), and sending the claim to the Director of Cartography, Foxomexra, either by sending a telegram or posting the claim in #map-submissions on Discord.
When you have claimed a spot, your nation will be added in the next map update, which is every Wednesday and Saturday
White spots on the map are unclaimed land. It is complicated on how much one can interact with it, as there neither a void, nor complete anarchy with no governing structure, but rather some kind of governments noone can roleplay with, since there is no player to roleplay with. That also makes expansion of territory into unclaimed land for roleplay purposes a complicated topic, but not an impossible one. If you have something like that in mind for a roleplay idea, just talk with the Director of Cartography or Roleplay.
Need more information? Just read the Map Guide
The essentials of your worldbuillding
What you definitely need are the population and GDP of your country. Those are one of the most defining factors of how your country is gonna look like. Since NationStates-stats are highly unrealistic, you will have to come up with your own. For that I recommend the following:
1. Ask the cartographer Foxomexra about the size of your claim.
2. Settle on a population density, taking climate and other stuff into account.
3. Calculate your Population (Pop. Density × Size)
4. Settle on a GDP per capita (if you plan on being as wealthy as European nations, anything in a range of 10,000-45,000 ACU range is recommended, 50,000 ACU and above is quite wealthy, and countries even wealthier than that are usually smaller in population, like Switzerland, Qatar, Norway, etc.)
5. Calculate your GDP (GDP per capita × Population)
Please be reasonable with your nation's population density and most importantly GDP per capita. Trying to be a world-dominating economic power like the irl USA will not work!
For population density and GDP per capita, I suggest taking real-life countries as a reference. If you are wondering what “ACU” is, it’s an abbreviation for “Anterian Currency Unit”. Though it’s not a currency but only a unit of measurement for international trade. 1 ACU is 1 USD.
Elisa Sánchez Cordero announces her resignation; she will resign on April 23.
The Prime Minister of Gran Rugido, Elisa Sánchez Cordero announced this Saturday that she will resign from her position on April 23 but will remain in office until President Torres announces a new leader, a process that could begin on Monday and with a maximum duration end of the month according to the Constitution.
For some time now, the support for Sánchez Cordero seemed to have lost all authority and control of her part of the government after the attacks in Laurua, and she will finally resign as leader of the Federal Revolutionary Party, opening the process of selecting a successor over whom the weight of governing the nation will fall together with President Matías Torres.
With tears in her eyes and emotion that in the end, she was able to control in a dry way, Cordero addressed the rugidoenses at the gates of the official residence in Laurua and said and thus the GNN quote: "I deeply lament that will not be able to see the result against the guerrillas, but I strongly believe that my actions, although not the best ones have laid the foundations for their eventual defeat […] My children have grown up seeing me in this position, but I have decided that my time with the family is something of importance before I don't have any chance to see their growth. Citizens, I thank you for allowing me to be your Prime Minister ... "
Among the aspiring successors of Elisa Cordero are the Minister of the Interior, Fernanda Hernández Alanis, the former Minister of Labor, Enrique Barrón, the former leader of the Opposition, Nayla Pardo, the Secretary of Health Alberto López, and the Minister of the Interior, Orlando Arvizu.
Note written and covered by: Andres Nariño Fuente
I don't know which one is the military coup one
Urban Fights and general stalemate on the front
Almost all operations organized by the high command have failed, turning in brutal urban fighting. Konya and Manisa are surrounded, while the other cities target of the operations are started urban fights like urban battles of the great war. The defenders of Srebrenica are exhausted by hunger and cold and the death toll is rising, the kalugan forces are encircling Srebrenica and the defenders are in difficulty. The operation GOMORRAH is going well, the ANAF is bombing the major targets in the rebel territory, the most effective air offensive was the attack on Petriča, maked with napalm bombs, where 140 bombers with napalm bombs attacked the kurganese industry located in Petriča. The Air Force launched the operation LONGBOW, the 12th Air Squadron will launch supplies and ammunitions in Srebrenica to help the argarzian forces located into the city. On the ground front the 12th Army is making progress in the urban fights, while the forces of the 2nd Army Corps are entered in Tuzla with difficulty. For now is all from the front
A trip into the Bitana estate's stables:
'The moment Seipor Basha saw the Bitana estate, he knew what he wanted to do with it; Turn it into a museum to show off their historical culture, but also to beautify the city to come. The first step was to focus on what the family who first built it did, profession-wise. When they found a set of vintage cars, it seemed perfect evidence that this family brought the automobile to Qui Latine. How do you incorporate the autos into the Estate without building an urban building that looks out of place? The answer right ahead of them, the stables, expanded to harbor garages; and a winding path through the middle would guide cultural connoisseurs through the exhibits ...', also written in the 'Book of Cuirve', being drafted by Seipor Basha.
Note: Yaro Ilhasin is the newly elected and inaugurated president of Kiyortza as of April 5 - I never got around to making election posts, hence this side note.
True to his words, President Ilhasin has chose to "do something" about the now escalating issue of Plagyorasia - by ordering the mobilization of troops towards the southeast of the nation, to the de-jure border with the unstable regime. No formal declaration of war has yet to be stated, nor has there been any movement of troops eastward, but an invasion is all but inevitable.
Airport Expansion Underway
In other news, the land acquisition process of the long-since overburdened Noriyaka-Katyu Airport in the twin cities (of Noriyaka and Katyu) is finally complete, allowing construction work on the airport's fourth runway and third terminal to begin. The construction process is expected to take about 3 and a half years and about $600 million Kiyorsi (~$792 million ACU), allowing for an addition 20-25 million passengers to transit through the airport every year.
ronkistan king has decided to destroy any type of corruption or bribes the king will put hard penalties in any corrupt even a get well soon card now will be proof of corruption and who sended it will be hanged in public