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Introduction to Liquidity Providers in Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchanges rely on liquidity to function effectively. Liquidity providers play a crucial role in ensuring that there is sufficient trading activity on these platforms. In this article, we will delve into the significance of liquidity providers and explore what makes a liquidity provider crypto exchange the best choice for a crypto exchange.

Understanding the Role of Liquidity Providers

What is liquidity in the context of cryptocurrency?

Liquidity refers to the ease with which an asset can be bought or sold without significantly impacting its price. In the world of cryptocurrency, liquidity ensures that traders can execute their orders promptly and at fair prices.

Importance of liquidity for crypto exchanges

Liquidity is vital for the healthy functioning of crypto exchanges. It helps reduce price volatility, improves price discovery, and attracts more traders to the platform. Without sufficient liquidity, traders may face slippage and difficulty in executing large orders.

Liquidity Provider Services

Liquidity providers offer various services to ensure smooth trading on crypto exchanges.

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Color-Coded Spaces Help Employees Way-Find at the Relaxound Office

Gone are the days of boring beige offices with headache-inducing fluorescent lights and claustrophobic cubicles. The modern office embraces color, comfort, and connection – something exemplified by the new Relaxound office in Berlin, Germany, designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten. “We love spaces within spaces, the blurring of inside and outside, unconventional color combinations, and material contrasts,” says Ester Bruzkus, Partner at Ester Bruzkus Architekten.

Relaxound specializes in products that enhance their physical environments with soothing, natural sounds. But it is important that the company’s office embrace this relaxed work ethos, so distinct spaces – for work and for play – are integrated into the floor plan fostering a cheerful atmosphere conducive to productivity and well-being.

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Maximizing Energy Efficiency with Modern Roofing Solutions

Do you want to cut down on your energy bills?

A good place to start is right above you. Your roof can play a big role in how much energy your home uses. With the right roofing materials and technology, your house can stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

This means less work for your heating and cooling systems and more savings for you. Read on to learn more about modern roofing solutions and maximizing energy efficiency.

Energy-Efficient Material Choices

When picking out materials for your roof, think about how they’ll affect your energy bills. Some materials can reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it. This means your house will stay cooler.

Metal roofs, for example, are great at reflecting sunlight. They come in different colors and can look good on lots of different types of homes.

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Explore the Best Deals: Shipping Containers For Sale USA with Pelican Containers

In the dynamic world of commerce and logistics, the demand for efficient and cost-effective shipping solutions has never been higher. As businesses expand and global trade continues to flourish, the importance of reliable shipping containers cannot be overstated. For enterprises seeking top-notch shipping containers for sale in the USA, Pelican Containers emerges as a trusted and innovative partner.

The Pelican Containers Advantage

1. Diverse Inventory

Pelican Containers boasts a diverse inventory of shipping containers, catering to various industry needs. Whether you require standard containers, high-cube containers, or specialized containers for unique cargo, Pelican Containers has you covered. This expansive selection ensures that businesses of all sizes and types can find the perfect shipping solution tailored to their requirements.

2. Quality Assurance

When investing in shipping containers, durability and quality are paramount. Pelican Containers places a premium on sourcing containers made from high-grade materials to withstand the rigors of transportation. Each container undergoes rigorous quality checks, ensuring that clients receive products that meet, and often exceed, industry standards.

3. Competitive Pricing

In the realm of logistics, cost efficiency plays a pivotal role. Pelican Containers understands the financial considerations of businesses and strives to offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Their transparent pricing model and commitment to delivering value make them an attractive choice for businesses looking to optimize their shipping expenses.

4. Customization Options

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Pelican Containers provides customization options for clients with specific requirements. From modifications to enhance security to alterations that accommodate unique cargo dimensions, Pelican Containers empowers businesses to tailor their shipping solutions.

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Charming Birdhouse-Style Tiny Home Could Be Your Next Vacation Rental Destination

Charming Birdhouse-Style Tiny Home Could Be Your Next Vacation Rental Destination - Yanko Design

By 02/18/2024

Dubbed the Buitenverblijf Nest, this unique-looking cabin is designed by Namo Architecture and i29 Architects. It is an idyllic little cabin elevated in a forest in the Netherlands. The cabin is inspired by a birdhouse but it looks like a rather massive one. It can accommodate a family of four, although a bit tightly. The tiny home is tucked away in the Netherlands’ Hoge Veluwe National Park and is quite similar to BIG’s Biosphere.

Designer: Namo Architecture and i29 Architects

The cabin is part of a series of 11 dwellings in the cabin and was designed to be vacation rentals by the local authorities. The Buitenverblijf Nest is elevated on slender black supports and is raised 7.5 meters above the forest floor. The exterior of the home has space for birds,  bats, and insects, as well as solar panels on the roof that give access to power.

As you enter the home, you are welcomed by a 55-square-meter space. You can enter the cabin via a spiral staircase, and a terrace area leads you to the first floor. The home incorporates generous glazing, as well as a circular porthole-style window, that allows natural light to stream in throughout the day. These windows also offer lovely views of the forest. The layout of the home is designed to be simple and functional, with a compact living room equipped with some seating and a table, and a kitchen with an induction stove, fridge, sink, oven, cabinetry, and dishwasher.

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Create the Perfect Entry for Any Design Award Program in Five Steps

Create the Perfect Entry for Any Design Award Program in Five Steps

Create the Perfect Entry for Any Design Award Program in Five Steps - Core77

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Original author: Eric Ludlum

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Core77 Weekly Roundup (2-12-24 to 2-16-24)

Core77 Weekly Roundup (2-12-24 to 2-16-24)

Here's what we looked at this week:

Fun for corporate drones: The Escalator Slide, by artist/designer Julijonas Urbonas.

Mitsubishi Electric's sealed, insulated $270-$500 single-slice toaster apparently makes perfect toast.

The precursor to the bicycle: This 1816 "running machine," a/k/a the Draisine.

Designed for the contract market, industrial designer Goncalo Campos' Babar chair uses less parts and simplifies production compared to an incumbent design.

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A Collapsible Hair Pick

A Collapsible Hair Pick

A hair comb is relatively slim and easy to carry; a hair pick, less so. Global industrial design and product development firm Shark Design rectified this with their Portable Hair Pick. As the firm writes:

Collapsible and perfect for on-the-go use. The portable hair picks are designed to be completely collapsible. The size of the hair picks is around a standard mobile phone size. Users can collapse the hair picks by moving the yellow slot up and down the track.

Serve as a makeup mirror. When the hair picks is opened, it also serves as a makeup mirror. With the angular joint, the mirror stays up and slanted for ergonomic use.


Hands-on design approach. To make sure the design function as expected and eliminate potential pain points of the design, we would develop step-by-step prototypes to check each of the mechanisms. In the hair picks, a flat spring is used to push the parts in position so that the hair picks to stay in place during use.

Open window packaging design. Used to show the users the actual product. Printed instruction is presented both in the front window and the back so that consumers can easily understand the product functions.

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An EDC Dream? This Storm Jacket has 18 Pockets

An EDC Dream? This Storm Jacket has 18 Pockets

This waterproof Storm Jacket, by Hong Kong clothing brand Storm Lab, has a whopping 18 pockets. There's an extra flap of fabric to help accommodate them all. It's an EDC'ers dream.


One pocket, on the left sleeve, is transparent and comes with a removable "lighting module" that serves as a hands-free flashlight.

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Sexy Knife Cases for "Nomadic Cooking"

Sexy Knife Cases for "Nomadic Cooking"

These Nomadife knife cases are by Japanese manufacturer Babacho. The company has been making knives since 1890, but these decidedly modern offerings are meant specifically for "nomadic cooking;" i.e. for people who want to bring their own blades to campsites, barbecues and cooking schools.

The cases are terribly sexy. A block of Paulownia wood has been notched and slit to accommodate a kitchen knife, which is held in place by unseen magnets. A sleek aluminum cover slides open along grooves machined into the wood. There are two sizes: S will accommodate blades up to 155mm in length, whereas M can handle up to 210mm blades. Any larger than that and you may as well buy a scabbard.

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This Week in Waste: Top Stories February 12 – February 15, 2024

This Week in Waste: Top Stories February 12 – February 15, 2024

#5 - Interstate Waste Services Expands with Acquisition of Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling

Interstate Waste Services, Inc. (IWS) has announced a significant step in its expansion strategy. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oak Ridge Waste & Recycling, a respected player in Connecticut's waste management sector.

Read the full article here.

#4 - Super Bowl LVIII Becomes First NFL Game to Use 100 Percent Carbon-Free Energy

Super Bowl LVIII became the most-watched telecast of all time with 123.4 million viewers, it made for a global stage for a budding, unescapable mega-star relationship, and was the first football game to be powered by 100% renewable, carbon free energy (CFE).

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Newport, Ky. Recycling Plant Relocating Following Years of Complaints from Residents

Newport, Ky. Recycling Plant Relocating Following Years of Complaints from Residents

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After years of frustrations from residents, a Newport, Kentucky recycling plant is being relocated.

River Metals Recycling (RMR) reached an agreement to move, and Newport City Commissioner Ken Rechtin said it is “the most significant progress made in quite some time.”

Leading up to the move, RMR has heard plenty of complaints from neighbors and other nearby residents who complained about loud explosions happening at the plant. Rechtin explained that these loud noises can be attributed to propane tanks that made it to the scrap piles.

“There’s always been an effort on the citizens’ behalf and me that we just modify their behavior so as not to have these violent explosions,” Rechtin explained.

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Orange County Sanitation District Wins National Environmental Achievement Award

Orange County Sanitation District Wins National Environmental Achievement Award

The Final Expansion project, completed in December 2022, added 30 million gallons per day (MGD) to the system’s capacity, bringing the total to 130 MGD - enough water for 1 million people per day. Notably, this expansion achieved an unprecedented milestone: recycling 100 percent of OC San’s reclaimable wastewater flows, a feat unmatched by other wastewater recycling initiatives.

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized this big achievement by granting both agencies the National Environmental Achievement Award in Community Leadership for the Groundwater Replenishment System Final Expansion.

The award recognizes agencies that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection and the clean water community.

“OC San and OCWD have set the stage for what it takes to truly excel as water recycling agencies and I am proud for us to be recognized by NACWA,” stated OC San Chairman Chad Wanke. “This recognition is indicative of the commitment our staff and Board of Directors make every day to Orange County.” About OC San OC San is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling for approximately 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County.

OC San is a special district that is governed by a 25- member Board of Directors composed of 20 cities, four special districts, and one representative from the Orange County Board of Supervisors. OC San has two operating facilities that treat wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sources. For more information, please visit www.ocsan.gov.

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Video Shows Tiger Cleaning Up Litter from Waterhole in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

Video Shows Tiger Cleaning Up Litter from Waterhole in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve

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A new video from the Indian Forest Service (IFS) shows a young tiger picking a plastic water bottle out of a waterhole.

The tiger, located at the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra, found a plastic water bottle in a nearby waterhole. The bottle was seemingly left behind by a safari-goer.

Susanta Nanda, IFS officer, caught the interaction on video and shared it to X (formally Twitter) to widespread attention that highlights the issue of waste pollution affecting natural habitats.

This is the latest example of an animal having to clean up after humans in the Reserve. Last year, a tiger cub was seen playing with a discarded gumboot, which raised concerns among forest officials regarding rubber and plastic pollutants in protected areas.

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ISRI Board Approves Changes to Recycled Nonferrous Specifications

ISRI Board Approves Changes to Recycled Nonferrous Specifications

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Washington, D.C. –The ISRI Board of Directors approved proposed amendments (changes in bold) to the existing Saves and Scroll specifications at its Winter Board Meeting in Coral Gables, Fla. on February 7, 2024. The ISRI Nonferrous Division approved these changes October 18, 2023.

SAVES

Old Zinc Die Cast Scrap 

Shall consist of miscellaneous old zinc base die castings, with or without iron and other foreign attachments. Material can include zinc dies/molds for shoes or other industrial purposes. Must be free of borings, turnings, dross pieces, chunks, melted pieces and skimmings. All unmeltables, dirt, foreign attachments, and volatile substances (such as rubber, cork, plastic, grease, etc.) are deductible. Material containing in excess of 30% iron will not constitute good delivery.

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Industrial Design from Thailand: A Quirky Alarm Clock Concept

Industrial Design from Thailand: A Quirky Alarm Clock Concept

Industrial Design from Thailand: A Quirky Alarm Clock Concept - Core77

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Original author: Rain Noe
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Compelled Speed Chess: A Chess Set Where the Pieces are Candles

Compelled Speed Chess: A Chess Set Where the Pieces are Candles

Compelled Speed Chess: A Chess Set Where the Pieces are Candles - Core77

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Original author: Rain Noe

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Three Things You Need to Create Exceptional Products

Three Things You Need to Create Exceptional Products

This year Scott Henderson leads both the Core77 Design Awards Lifestyle Accessories category featuring consumer products intended for personal use in daily life, and the Core77 Design Awards Tools category which features consumer products or services designed for individual use to improve efficiency and productivity.

Scott Henderson believes the best designs are also made for the designer. In his words, "If you attempt to design only for the third-party user, your design will lack the positive trapped energy, exuberance, and soul that separates a good product design from an exceptional one that will be remembered for decades, if not longer."

NONSTOP Desk Clock for Real Simple Magazine's 10th anniversary - cover image.

Scott knows something about exceptional designs with staying power. The New York City-based designer, artist, writer, and curator (and founder/Principal of Scott Henderson, Inc.) has risen to the pinnacle of the industrial design profession by creating iconic, best-selling products for companies including OXO, Microsoft, Krups, Intel, Skip Hop, and Alessi. Over fifteen of Scott's products have been best-sellers at the Museum of Modern Art's MoMA Design Store. He believes that the goal of good design is to meet the mind of the user "with unimpeded flow."

Scott Henderson of Scott Henderson, Inc.

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A Modernist Toy Car, by Veteran Industrial Designer Anders Hermansen

A Modernist Toy Car, by Veteran Industrial Designer Anders Hermansen

A Modernist Toy Car, by Veteran Industrial Designer Anders Hermansen - Core77

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Original author: Rain Noe

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Stanley Gets Into the Pour-Over Coffee Game

Stanley Gets Into the Pour-Over Coffee Game


Drinkware manufacturer Stanley cut their teeth keeping beverages hot for 20th-century factory workers. That market is long gone, but Stanley has successfully pivoted with the times. Today's target customer is more concerned with glamping than stamping, thus Stanely now produces this Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over object.

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