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The Matrix Resurrections: Role The Action Sci-Fi Played In Movie Industry

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The Matrix Resurrections released its first trailer with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as Neo, with the film set to be released in December 2021.

Lana Wachowski who directed the trilogy will be coming back behind the cameras to continue her directing role after 18 years since the last installment aired.

The teaser was released two days prior, breaking the fourth wall as it speaks directly to whoever is watching.

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Viewers are given two pills to choose from like in the movie, and each pill represents a different trailer with a different meaning.

Red Pill: This pill awakening us to the real world, telling us that the reality we live in is not what it seems.

Blue Pill: This pill keeps you in the false reality, living in the simulation created by the machines.

The Matrix Ressurection Trailer

The trailer shows Thomas (Neo) speaking to a psychotherapist, in which he explains his dreams seeming real, as the dreams are later revealed as his life in the Matrix trilogy.

Neo seems not to remember his past life, as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II offered him a red pill (as Morpheus did in the first movie) dragging him into the Matrix.

Matrix Trilogy

The early trilogy with the first movie released in 1999, centered on a simulated world (The Matrix) run by machines and Artificial intelligence which is powered by the brains of humans.

Humans are used as a source of electricity and heat energy by machines. The humans plugged into the Matrix don’t realize they are in a simulated dream and sleep through their entire lives.

There is, however, a small population of humans called the resistance who are free and live in a hidden place called Zion. This is deep beneath the surface of the Earth where there is no more sunlight.

The team is headed by Morpheus and they have been freeing people from the Matrix. This team uses backdoor access to enter and exit the Matrix. The access point inside is typically a phone

Neo is located and freed from the Matrix, as he is The One who is to free all humans from the machine.

Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the machine and forces of repression and exploitation.

How The Matrix Franchise revolutionized the film industry

The Trilogy of the Matrix had the audience’s mind blown, as it brought a new type of entertainment in an action movie.

The Matrix-inspired movies like ‘The Inception’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Westworld’, ‘Black Mirror’, in which perception defers from reality.

The movie had many innovations as it ushered filmmaking into a new era. It utilized improving technology to achieve creative visions and satisfy diversifying audience expectations.

The movie was set in a way distant future with Artificial Intelligence taking over. The filmmakers blended two things, a frantic action style with mind-bending philosophy. But it works because the film uses philosophy to motivate the action.

Top Casts:

  • Keanu Reeves: The actor will be returning in the sequel as Neo. Reeves has had a good career after filming the last part of the Trilogy, appearing in blockbusters movies like; ‘John Wick: (Trilogy)’, ‘47 Ronin’, ‘Man of Tai Chi’.
  • Carrie-Anne Moss: She will be taking on her role as Neo’s girlfriend and also part of the resistance ‘Trinity’. Moss went on to star in films like ‘Disturbia’ and ‘Unthinkable’.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith: Jada appeared in the last two installments of the Matrix as Niobe, and she is coming back as a cast in the 2021 sequel. She appeared in DC’s Gotham for her role as Fish Mooney.
  • Lambert Wilson: Will be reprising his role as Merovingian. The actor had gone on to star in ‘Catwoman’.
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas: The 2000 Miss World winner will be cast in the Matrix resurrection.
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II: Most known for his role as Manta in DC’s Aquaman, he is rumored to play young Morpheus in the fourth installment of the Matrix.
  • Neil Patrick Harris: ‘How I met your mother’ Barney Stinson is a welcomed addition to the Matrix 4. The comic is playing the role of a psychotherapist.
  • Jessica Henwick: Star of HBO award-winning series ‘Game of Thrones’, will pick up a role in the movie, as she will be part of the resistance group.

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e-Naira: All You Need to Know About Nigeria’s Digital Currency

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What is the e-Naira?

The e-Naira is simply Nigeria’s digital currency. The e-Naira is also called a CBDC, which means Central Bank Digital Currency. It’s the Naira but digital. The e-Naira is not a crypto-currency, but it uses technology for digital currencies.

Why the e-Naira?

The eNaira will enable direct remittance payments between Nigerians within and outside of the country. The launch of the e-Naira also means Nigeria would be the first African nation to publicly issues its own CBDC.

The Introduction of the e-Naira means payments would be faster, another big deal is the fact that the e-Naira is going to be cheaper for the CBN and the users, for the CBN – They don’t have to deal with the logistics of printing and moving Naira notes, for the users it means no transaction fees between wallets unlike when bank account holders try to send money from one bank to another and are charged a fee for the transaction

When would the e-Naira launch?

The e-Naira is set to launch on the 1st of October, Nigeria’s independence day.

Who is making the e-Naira?

Global fintech company, Bitt, is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to roll out the e-Naira.

In his official statement, Chief Executive Officer of Bitt, Brian Popelka, said “Bitt is proud to partner with the Central Bank of Nigeria to launch the first live retail CBDC in the largest economy in Africa. We’re especially proud to do so in a country that’s well known for its fintech leadership.

Digitizing the Naira will benefit the entire Nigerian financial ecosystem. The financial and humanitarian benefits that our technology offers will be transformative, especially in the lives of those 50 million unbanked Nigerians.”

In choosing Bitt Inc, the CBN will rely on the company’s tested and proven digital currency experience, which is already in circulation in several Eastern Caribbean Countries. Bitt Inc. was key to the development and successful launch of the central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in April 2021.

Who is Bitt.inc?

Bitt is a Financial Technology company that utilizes blockchain and distributed ledger technology to facilitate secure peer-to-peer transactions with seamless mobile money across a suite of Bitt’s Software and Mobile Applications.

Why did CBN select Bitt Inc?

“The CBN’s selection of Bitt Inc, from among highly competitive bidders, was hinged on the company’s technological competence, efficiency, platform security, interoperability, and implementation experience.

“In choosing Bitt Inc, the CBN will rely on the company’s tested and proven digital currency experience, which is already in circulation in several Eastern Caribbean Countries. Bitt Inc. was key to the development and successful launch of the central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in April 2021,” the CBN said.

Where do you save your e-Naira?

The e-Naira would be housed in what the CBN calls a “Speed wallet.”

Anyone who does not have a bank account can use the “Speed Wallet.” Users must, however, provide a passport photo, their name, birth date and place, a phone number, and their address.

According to the CBN, the Speed wallet isn’t in competition with existing banks but another means of transaction until a time where other banks can plug into the digital wallet with their own infrastructure or technology. The Speed wallet has 3-Tiers.

Tier 1 of Speed wallet (Basic)

Sending & Receiving e-Naira has a fifty-thousand Naira limit, with the minimum requirement to using a Tier 1 wallet being a phone number that will be validated as the individual’s National Identity Number (NIN). A cumulative balance of three hundred thousand Naira is fixed each day.


Tier 2 of Speed wallet.

Users of Tier Two wallets must have an existing Nigerian bank account. The user is limited to sending and receiving 200,000 Naira per day, with a daily Cumulative Balance of 500,000 Naira. The minimum requirement for this level is a Bank Verification Number (BVN).


Tier 3 of Speed wallet.

Tier three allows for a million Naira in daily transactions and a daily cumulative balance of five million Naira. To be eligible, you must have at least a BVN. Those with this merchant level can send and receive a million Naira per day. A merchant, on the other hand, can deposit as much money as they want into their bank accounts.
In context, the Central Bank also stated that neither Merchants nor Customers who use the wallet will be charged a fee.

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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Possible Lineups & Team News

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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich UCL Possible Lineups, Team News & Where To Watch

FC Barcelona host Bayern Munich in the opening Group E game of the 2021/21 UEFA Champions League at the Camp Nou Stadium.

The Blaugrana will square off with one of the best teams in the world as the last time they met in this competition was in the 2020/21 Quater Final, as The German Champions trashed Barcelona 8 – 2.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich TEAM NEWS:

Barcelona will be without the majority of their forwards as Memphis Depay and new signing Luuk De Jong are available to play.

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Doubts: Ansu Fati, Sergio Agüero, Ousmane Dembélé, Martin Braithwaite, Jordi Alba, Sergiño Dest.

Barca coach, Ronald Koeman might need to change their formation from an initial 4-3-3 to one suitable for the available attackers.

Bayern Munich might be playing without Serge Gnabry as he looks unfit to start, and Kingsley Coman remains doubtful.

The team will also be faced with Fatigue coming in on from the weekend game while their opponents rested.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Possible Lineups:

Barcelona:

  • Ter Stegen (GK)
  • Ronald Araujo (DF)
  • Gerrard Piqué (DF)
  • Clement Lenglet (DF)
  • Jordi Alba (DF)
  • Sergio Roberto (DF)
  • Frenkie De Jong (MF)
  • Sergio Busquets (MF)
  • Pedri (MF)
  • L. De Jong (FW)
  • Memphis Depay (FW)

Bayern Munich:

  • Manuel Neuer (GK)
  • Benjamin Pavard (DF)
  • Niklas Süle (DF)
  • Dayot Upamecano (DF)
  • Alphonso Davies (DF)
  • Joshua Kimmich (MF)
  • Leon Goretzka (MF)
  • Jamal Musiala (MF)
  • Thomas Müller (FW)
  • Leroy Sané (FW)
  • Robert Lewandowski (FW)

Where To Watch Online:

TV and Live streamParamount+, BT Sport Live (UK), Supersport.

Prediction:

Without the attacking Prowess, Bayern will pick up a win.

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NDA Attack: Newsrand Readers Loses Faith In Nigeria’s Security

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NDA Attack: Newsrand Readers Loses Faith In Nigeria's Security

Newsrand readers disturbed with the ordeals going on in the country and the NDA attack, have lamented about the security situation of Nigeria.

In a poll carried out on Newsrand’s Twitter page, when asked if are we are secured as a nation, after the NDA attack, over 76 percent who interacted disagreed?

Recall, on the 24th of August, 2021, gunmen attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Afaka in Kaduna State.

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According to reports, the unknown gunmen were said to be in military uniform, as security officers on duty were caught off guard.

The attack led to the death of two officers and the kidnap of a major.

This resulted in panic all over the country, as what is said to be one of the most secured places in Nigeria, got infiltrated by terrorists, leaving Army personnel for dead.

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There were speculations about officers who were supposed to be watching the CCTV footage taking a nap, but the Army refuted these rumors saying that it was ‘unscrupulous elements to spread unverified stories on the unfortunate event’.

A minor percentage voted in favor of Nigeria still being secured as a nation, but with a multitude being of different of opinion after the attack on the highly secured organization.

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