Argentum is another fast block time coin at 32 seconds. It is a scrypt proof of work coin with difficulty retargetting every 250 blocks. The name comes from the Latin for silver and the coin will have a 1.1% annual inflation after the the hard coded total coin cap is reached. The block reward is random and the maximum block size is 10mb.
|Mkt.Cap||$ 1.79 M||Volume 24H||0.00000000 ARG|
|Market share||0%||Total Supply||64 M ARG|
|Proof type||PoW||Open||$ 0.13|
|Low||$ 0.13||High||$ 0.13|
What is argentum?
It was believed that, apart from a stake through the heart, only weapons forged from pure silver could destroy creatures of the night, such as vampires and werewolves, which paradoxically were empowered at the full moon, the time when silver is most powerful. The noble metal reputedly possessed such antipathy to these malevolent beings that a silver mirror would fail to reflect their image. In both archetypes problems may develop due to lack of coincidence between heart and head and between feelings and thoughts, leading to loss of wisdom, confusion and stress, producing anxiety and phobia in silver and pessimism and despair in gold. Its lunar nature makes silver a symbol of reflected knowledge, which is acquired coldly and logically by patient, intellectual application over time, requiring focus, concentration and exercise of the memory – all of which fall under the positive influence of Argentum or Argentum nitricum (silver nitrate). Dilute solutions of silver nitrate and other silver compounds are used as disinfectants and microbiocides (oligodynamic effect), added to bandages and wound-dressings, catheters, and other medical instruments.
Hence silver also symbolises a clear conscience, pure intent, sincerity, open-heartedness, honesty, lack of prejudice and loyalty. It possesses the hallmark of class, quality and nobility together with the dignity of queenship. By contrast, in its undivided state, the pure metal is not toxic to highly organised life forms.
Some seem to have come about naturally, while some have artificially been created. It is said that her mother’s agony made Artemis personally averse to sex, men, marriage, pregnancy and childbirth but filled her with a desire to help women in all forms of distress and travail. She became a birth-goddess and bringer of fertility to man and beast and a protector of all young creatures. She, like Apollo, was an unerring archer and carried a silver bow, symbol of the crescent moon.
Patterns of silver salts on filter paper are markedly changed during eclipses of the moon. Silver stimulates the generative capacity of higher plants, especially at the full moon. The blue-aligned Phyrexians are led by Jin-Gitaxias from the ruined halls of Lumengrid. They hold themselves to higher degree of perfection than the other factions, and pursue what they refer to as "The Great Synthesis". They conduct experiments in various laboratories scattered across the Quicksilver Sea, described as "slaughterhouse like", creating new life forms and technology. They are the most organised group so far, with at least ten observable ranks.
Just as gold is regarded as the metal of the sun, so silver is perceived as the metal of the moon. In this relationship it belongs to a symbolic sequence linking silver to the moon, to water and to the female principle. In consequence, silver became an attribute of moon-goddesses, particularly of Greek Artemis (Roman Diana), and of queens. Gold, the active, male, solar, diurnal, fiery, hot principle, is the contrasexual counterpart of silver, the passive, female, nocturnal, watery, cold principle. The energy of gold is yang, whilst that of silver is yin.
Silver jewellery may be worn next to the skin with impunity. Silver wires, plates and pins can be inserted into the body without fear of toxic reaction or rejection. It is hostile to the lowest, most primitive, parasitic and pathogenic organisms that flourish in the dark; it prevents their reproduction. The ancients would plunge white-hot silver into water to purify it. As an emblem of purity and unsullied virtue, the collective unconscious vested silver with power against the forces of evil.
Her silver arrows were thought to bestow health, ease birth pains and assist delivery, or bring a speedy and painless death. Her healing power, hence that of silver, is linked to the moon, which through its influence upon the watery realm exercises control over the the menstrual cycle, enhancing fertility and facilitating labour (Caulophyllum). Argentum is of particular value at times of transition – at puberty and menopause (onset and loss of fertility) and at birth and death (the coming and passing of the soul). The goddesses of the moon are threefold, personifying the three phases of the lunar cycle – the waxing, full and waning moons.
Finally, brought prematurely to labour through her distress, she gave birth to Artemis, who, as is the way with goddesses, rapidly grew to womanhood and was able to act as midwife to her mother through the prolonged and agonising birth of her brother. It has the highest thermal and electrical conductivity of all metals. Heat imparted to the end of a silver rod is immediately diffused throughout its length. By contrast, one may comfortably grasp one end of a lead pipe whilst the other end melts away.
- In consequence, silver became an attribute of moon-goddesses, particularly of Greek Artemis (Roman Diana), and of queens.
- It was believed that, apart from a stake through the heart, only weapons forged from pure silver could destroy creatures of the night, such as vampires and werewolves, which paradoxically were empowered at the full moon, the time when silver is most powerful.
- They are the most organised group so far, with at least ten observable ranks.
- Some seem to have come about naturally, while some have artificially been created.
- Argentum metallicum (arg. m.) is also a homeopathic remedy based on silver which even at extreme dilutions (200c for example) has recently been shown to contain nano-clusters of silver, at about the same concentrations as hormones.
- In this relationship it belongs to a symbolic sequence linking silver to the moon, to water and to the female principle.
The Latin word for silver – argentum – comes from a Sanskrit word meaning white and shining. The lustrous sheen and glistening brightness of silver may be likened to the sparkling of pure light through clear water, crystal, the flashing brilliance of a perfect diamond or the gleams and glints of dawn dancing on a dew drop. This imagery is consonant with unblemished purity, innocence and chastity in all its forms.
A flautist explained to me how sensitive, “aware”, responsive and temperamental a flute is. It requires tender foreplay to bring it to performance pitch and even then the quality of response is empathetically attuned to the mood and soundness of its lover. To reach the heights of tonal expression – all must be well. In the embrace of the untalented, she becomes recalcitrant and for a time afterwards petulantly resistant to the coaxing of her beloved.
To demonstrate your skill in the art of transmutation to the other alchemists, connect and transform iron, copper, silver and gold to gain some of these metals for yourself. If you use the laws of alchemy with wisdom and a bit of luck, you will leave the magic meeting with the most metals. Although so soft a metal, silver’s inward nobility is attested by its pure ring – purer than any other metal. Silver flutes, bells and triangles produce tones of particular clarity, purity and resonance. This is unusual, for soft metals, such as lead, generally lack tone and sound dull and muffled when struck; they greedily absorb and impede sound.
Argentum was an artificial world created by the planeswalker Karn, and renamed after the Mirari by its warden Memnarch. The intelligent beings who walked Mirrodin were no less strange, an odd mish-mash of muscle and steel.
A silver instrument permits the sound to go forth freely and unchanged, keeping nothing for itself, imparting only its own perfection. Likewise, the positive archetype is generous, sincere and innocently open. The silver flute embodies much of the nature of Argentum.
Their attributes are interlinked and mystically associated with silver (Argentum). He was the Greek Sun God and as such related to gold (Aurum), the metal of the sun. They were the divine children of Zeus, the Sky God, and Leto, a titan goddess. She was relentlessly pursued by the savage, she-serpent Python, which Hera, the jealous consort of Zeus, had set upon her.
This responsiveness and lack of resistance to heat and electrical stimulation reveal an extraordinary vulnerability and sensitivity to external impressions; and so it is with the Argentum being. They are conduits for the feelings, emotions, joys and sufferings of the world. They have no boundaries, no defences to repel the swell and surge of energies about them.
They often possess psychic awareness, fathom other dimensions and anticipate forthcoming events. They are acutely aware of ambience and atmosphere and intuitively pick up the “vibes” of people and places. Equally, they are often indecisive, timid and yielding, not knowing whether they are coming or going, waxing and waning like the moon and just as changeable. They are very romantic, easily infatuated and like a “star-struck” lover may “moon” over some idyllic being – real or imaginary – often a star of the “silver screen”. Apart from its shining brilliance, silver possesses remarkable physical properties which are reflected in the characteristics of its archetype.
One of their great experiments is The Meldweb in which the original Pools of Insight are filled with the brains of hundreds of sentient beings all networked together. Argentum metallicum (arg. m.) is also a homeopathic remedy based on silver which even at extreme dilutions (200c for example) has recently been shown to contain nano-clusters of silver, at about the same concentrations as hormones. Argentum is the Latin name for silver, derived from a description as “white shiny metal”.
Silver is the most malleable and ductile of all metals other than gold. Due to this extraordinary pliancy and plasticity, a mere gram of the pure metal can be drawn into a wire well over a kilometre in length, and it can be beaten into silver-leaf more tenuous than the finest tissue. Its acquiescent suppleness invites the skill of the silversmith lovingly to shape it into works of art. Within its metallic hardness it harbours a hidden, fluid state, which renders it susceptible to lunar forces.