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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Regulation Might Just Be Closer Than we Thought As Two Crypto Firms Fold Up on: December 16, 2019, 10:00:23 PM
After BottlePay’s shutdown announcement last week, two more European cryptocurrency firms have shut down because of the upcoming Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules in the European Union.

Online crypto gaming platform ChopCoin and mining pool Simplecoin both announced that they are shutting down in under a month in a notice on their website. Both firms cite the EU’s upcoming Anti-Money Laundering Directive that would require the firms to adopt Know Your Client (KYC) measures as the reason for shutting down.


https://cointelegraph.com/news/after-bottlepay-two-more-crypto-firms-shut-down-due-to-upcoming-eu-rules
2  Economy / Service Discussion / SWMCHEX On Counterpart - Information, Announcements, Questions and more... on: October 25, 2014, 03:44:01 AM


The SolarWind Mining Company




SWMCHEX On Counterpart - Information, Announcements, Questions and Issues.



- Placeholder, more content to come -
3  Other / Off-topic / What do the most successful people have in common? TRUE GRIT... on: July 18, 2014, 03:51:25 PM
Interesting articles...

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140717120528-117825785-what-predicts-success-it-s-not-your-iq?trk=mta-lnk

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/true-grit-measure-teach-success-vicki-davis
4  Other / Off-topic / Solar Freak'n Panel Roadways!!!! Awesome Indiegogo Project, LETS SUPPORT IT!! on: May 21, 2014, 11:05:19 PM
Check it out!! This is similar to an Idea I was working on, but they got there first!!

Youtube

Indiegogo Page: Solar Roadways

Collecting donations for the Solar Roadways Project

Donation Address: BTC1KUHaFVg7mBLaSeL6NN9FwA77nEydkSZ3K
5  Bitcoin / Project Development / The Official SolarWind Mining Company Website Development Thread on: February 08, 2014, 08:30:24 PM

Presented by
a DyslexicZombei Vetted Group Buy Coordinator and

The SolarWind Mining Company




The SolarWind Mining Company Website Design Thread
Type: Project Development


Product Introduction
The place to discuss the design of our website




Let The SolarWind Mining Company know what you would like to see and what
features you would like to have on our website. Include technical information or advice at your leisure.
                                                                                       

25% of the trading fees to be collected on the Hashing Exchange has been designated to be allocated
to contributors that help get the website and Hashing Exchange up and running, this is a sweat equity opportunity.
                                                                                       

Here is an excerpt from a post that lists some of the planned features of the new website....


.......

What is planned for the website:

Here is a list of the various things that will be part of the new website,

I nice and attractive website that will have its own unique style.

A simple format with a responsive design that will be easy to navigate and will not tax your browser.

A Portfolio style layout that will present investor/customer data that is easily understood and easy to find the desired information.

-The portfolio will include an assets page so that investor/customers can see all their holdings on a single page
-Certificates that represent each type of asset that will clearly show exactly what the asset is for and its values
-BitShare account information that will include balances/transaction/credits, funds pending, orders and any other relevant information concerning deposited funds or current earnings
-Automatic payments to Personal Wallets that hold investor/customer earnings so the investor/customer can decide when and where to send their available funds at anytime they wish

A customized marketplace where investors/customers can purchase Contracts, BitShares, miningware and other merchandise that is being planned.

A shares trading platform where investors/customers can buy or sell any company assets that they own to other members or registered guests.

Blog and News section

Investor/Customer only forum

Public forum

Company mining data

Company mining pool

A company transparency section listing all company holdings and their status

EVERYTHING AUTOMATED ~ EVERYTHING AUTOMATED ~ EVERYTHING AUTOMATED!! (That one is for me  Wink)

There are a few other additions that are planned but those will have to wait until the above is finished. Because of a major issue with the hosting service I was using the old website is down and, to save on costs, will remain so until I have something more substantial to present to you. When I have a working model of the site I will post a link to it so you can check up on its progress.

...

Thanks,
James
6  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Teaser!]Wasp Based Mining GB, Collecting Reservations For The Coming SWARM! on: February 07, 2014, 07:54:39 AM

Presented by
a DyslexicZombei Vetted Group Buy Coordinator and

The SolarWind Mining Company




The Wasp Project Collective Product Design
Type: Teaser!


Product Introduction
The SWARM, A Continuous Group Buy Based On The Wasp and Hive Design


Contract Pricing
Full Contract Position To Be Announced
Partial Contract Position To Be Announced




Cool Details Coming Soon...
7  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Canceled] $3.5 - $2.8 Gh/s A1 Bitmine Chips - Group Chip Buy. Organized by SWMC on: February 07, 2014, 05:59:06 AM

Testing support for a multi-group Group Buy
This GCB has now opened. Reserve Your Position, chips will be shipped in the order of reservation. If you are a group or individual planning on purchasing the Bitmine A1 ASIC Chip, we can save up to 25% off the cost by pooling our resources together. SWMC will be using The Wasp and Hive design created by The Wasp Project Collective, of which I am a member, to build its own miningware. Just like you, we want the best price we can get.

I suggest a tiered approach by raising funds up to the amount of each discounted quantity. Tier 1 would be for 500 A1s and no discount. Once funding is secured for Tier 1, then we move on to Tier 2 for 1000 A1s with a 2.857% discount. Having Tier 2 funded, we move on to the next tier and higher discounted price and so on... For each tier level that is reached the cost per GH/s - A1 Chip is reduced, which would give you credit towards the next tier (e.i.. You get more for the same money.)

Again, this is only a test to see if there is support for a multi-group GB. So
Chime in and let us know what you are thinking or reserve your position in the order stack.

EDIT: Just a note, there will be no markup on this GCB if it is completed. The point of this GCB is to get the best price possible for the chips. You can do what you want with your chips and they will be sent to where ever you want them to be sent to. The only additional costs will be the extra shipping involved in moving your chips to your preferred location. The WPC will be offering licenses for the Wasp and Hive design so there will be plenty of places you can have your chips mounted if you want to have them on a Wasp. Or, you may have other ideas and that's just fine. The orders will be by the chip, so if you want 30 chips, you can reserve 30 chips@$X-Tier. If you want 1200 chips, it's just the same. Let's just work together to get the lowest price we can. Why let just the biggest mining operations have the volume price advantage? You can also create or add your own escrow accounts and your own purchase groups so long as you deliver the funds when they are needed to make the final purchase. I just serve as an organizer, so you don't have to send me anything at all.

When reserving your lot and please post comments in a separate reply so reservations won't get missed.

Please use the following format: [Y A1 Chips@$X-Tier#], where Y is the # of chips you want, X is the maximum in USD you wish to pay for each chip and # is the Tier Level.

Example: 100 A1 Chips@$87.5-Tier1

Thanks,
James Tate

Below is the pricing table for Bitmines A1 ASIC Chips.

Bitmine: A1 Pricing Table
Tier#     Quantity-H/s      Price Each Chip - GH/s    Total Price    Volume Savings USD - %
Tier1500-12.5TH/s  $87.5 - $3.5 GH/s$43,750- - -
Tier21000-25.0TH/s  $85.0 - $3.4 GH/s$85,000$2500 - 2.857%
Tier32000-50.0Th/s  $82.5 - $3.3 GH/s$165,000$10,000 - 6.061%
Tier45000-1.25PH/s  $75.0 - $3.0 GH/s$375,000$62,500 - 16.667%
Tier510000-2.50PH/s  $70.0 - $2.8 GH/s$700,000$175,000 - 25.000%
8  Bitcoin / Project Development / The SolarWind Mining Company Logo and Web Graphics Design Contest $1000 Prize! on: December 16, 2013, 06:41:30 AM



The Contest:

Note: I really like the old paper look, for each part of this contest try to capture the look and feel of the examples given, do not make carbon copies, make your work original and use the examples to guide you and be sure to incorporate the Bitcoin logo in your work

Part I - Design a logo based on the following drawing and using the style of the given example

logo example

Part II - Design a certificate based on the following examples and incorporating your version of the logo above


The Prize:

$100 Prize not big enough? OK! It is now $200 in BTC and a contract to design The SolarWind Mining Company's Website Graphics for a total of $1000!


Please post if you are interested, Thanks!

Good Luck!

James
9  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Paypal] Need help NOW!! to get Paypal funds out for Funding Neptune GB on: December 13, 2013, 05:37:23 AM
Hi,

My Neptune GB is only $2500 from being funded. I have several GB'ers that have Paypal funds that want to buy, this includes one buyer who sent me $1500 that I will have to wait 3-7 days before it is transferred into my bank account. We need someone who is trusted who will act as an arbitrage so we can get BTC for the Nebtune purchase.

We have been working really hard to get this miner bought, hate to lose it now. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks,
James Tate
10  Bitcoin / Hardware / [The Wasp Project Collective] BTC/LTC USB Miner Project Development Thread on: December 12, 2013, 10:48:19 PM
Hi,

Just thought I would start a thread for a new WPC project. The purpose of this thread is to discuss the development of a BTC/LTC USB miner. The WPC is an OPEN SOURCE project with the goal of developing various miningwares. You can learn more about the WPC in this thread. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=325181.0

So, what is this about you ask? Well....






THIS!



                                                                                                         ......Anyone want one of these USB Miners?


The WPC needs EE's and other technically skilled people to help develop this and other projects, so if you're someone who fits the bill.....  WE WANT YOU!!

Visit the Wasp & Hive thread mentioned above and PM Bicknellski and ask him to LET YOU IN!!


ARE YOU IN??
THEY ARE!!

incognitoworker



This thread is for the discussion and development of a WPC BTC/LTC Miner (specifically for USB but not limited to it.) Lets Have Some FUN, Shall We??!!
11  Bitcoin / Group buys / [CLOSED]#KN-R001 3TH/s Neptune KnCMiner, ord. #K27-BFYW-014072, PAID on: November 27, 2013, 05:09:31 AM

This Group Buy is presented by
a DyslexicZombei Vetted Group Buy Coordinator and

The SolarWind Mining Company




Current HPC (Hardware Purchase Cycle)
Type: Standard Group Buy


1 Neptune KnCMiner (3 TH/s)

FREE HOSTING + 10% Credit towards the next GB

PAID

Contract Pricing
Full Contract Position $160 per 30 GH/s
Partial Contract Position $5.45 per GH/s




The SolarWind Mining Company is proud to announce that we are offering contracts for the *NEW* 3TH/s Neptune KnCMiner. I am offering FREE HOSTING for the first GB AND a 10% Credit towards the purchase of any following GB!

#KN-R001, 3TH/s Neptune KnCMiner - FREE HOSTING FOR THIS GB!


The Details for GB #KN-R001,
  • 3TH/s+ total hashing power
  • 10% Credit towards the purchase of any following GB
  • Total of 80 Full Contracts at $160 per 30 Gh/s
  • Total of 300 Partial Contracts at $5.45 per GH/s
  • Easy purchasing available at the company store
  • Estimated delivery time is ~ Q1/Q2 2014
  • Hosting for this KnCMiner rig is free
  • Only maintenance and electrical costs will be deducted
  • Payouts will start soon after mining is started and will be payed bi-weekly

The Facilities

The miner will be hosted at a secure, trusted and popular electronics repair business owned by a business partner. There are techs available onsite to attend to the mining rigs when needed. The facility houses servers and computer related equipment and has high speed internet connections at its disposal, the facility also has the proper cooling equipment and all of the needed infrastructure is present onsite.


About Me

I am a DyslexicZombei vetted GBC.

I am studying for a degree in Computer Engineering.

I have been working many weeks on building this company without pay and without guarantee of success because I believe in the idea of what bitcoin stands for, I am a true believer.

I have a total of 11 investors who have, with one exception, invested less than 0.6 BTC each. It doesn't sound like much but I have been able to insure that each one of them will receive at least twice their investment within the next few months. The company will be generating a profit of at least $100 dollars a day in about 60 days from now and that will be scalable to approximately $500 a day or more. All of this has been done with only an investment of ~6.5 BTC@$345 in total. Here is a link to a spreadsheet that shows the schedule of how the income is predicted to increase within the next 60-days for these investors. Spreadsheet

You can purchase your contracts here #KN-R001, [1 Contract] Neptune KnCMiner (20nm)

-OR-

By Egopay: egopay@solarwindmining.com

-OR-

Use the escrow account provided by SebastainJu.
Yes, we can reuse that address. Its
Code:
1B9yH8csiujoBSNjVPhgrZjdm7f27EXKFq

Thanks,
James



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Hi,

This signed message is to confirm that user SolarWindMiningCompany has contacted me, Dyslexic Zombei (DZ), for free

vetting services. While I am not an ID expert, I do have a background in Information Security. While my services are

free, they are the most stringent vetting requirements that I am aware of for this forum.

I can confirm that I have what appears to be this user's ID and address on record, and that he appears to be a well

intentioned Group Buy Coordinator.

Cheers,
DZ

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           DZ Miners Cooperative: 19.8 TH/s+ ordered
12  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Edited]How To Build A Better GB?[Old ver.]>What Miner Do You Want For This GB? on: November 23, 2013, 08:14:47 AM
Ok, guys. Here is a little information about me.

I have been vetted by DyslexicZombei

I am a studying for a degree in Computer Engineering.

I have a business partner who runs a trusted and popular electronics repair business who has agreed to allow me to host the company mining rigs at his secure site.

There are techs available onsite to attend to the mining rigs when needed.

The facility houses servers and other computer related equipment and has high speed internet connections at its disposal, so all of the needed infrastructure is present at the site.

The facility has the proper cooling equipment in use.

It is my intention to play a large roll in the bitcoin community, so I'm not going to disappear.

I have been working many weeks on building this company without pay and without guarantee of success because I believe in the idea of what bitcoin stands for, I am a true believer.

I have a total of 11 investors who have, with one exception, invested less than 0.6 BTC each. It doesn't sound like much but I have been able to insure that each one of them will receive at least twice their investment within the next few months. The company will be generating a profit of at least $100 dollars a day in about 60 days from now and that will be scalable to approximately $500 a day or more. All of this has been done with only an investment of ~6.5 BTC in total. Here is a link to a spreadsheet that shows the schedule of how the income is predicted to increase. Spreadsheet

So here is my question to you, what miner should we choose for this GB?

What kind of hosting do you want, free with a slow but steady increase in profits - OR - the standard GB method with paid hosting and the eventual retirement of the mining rig?

What kind of ROI do you expect, 5%, 10%, 15%, 25% or more?

Anything else?

The more I know about what you expect and what you will and will not except the better I can server your needs.

Thanks,
James

13  Bitcoin / Group buys / Terraminers Are Gone - Order Canceled on: November 23, 2013, 06:48:20 AM
I just checked my order status on the 5 Terraminers, Cointerra has finally canceled the order. I suspect that that means they are getting ready to ship and are clearing all unresolved items. Really disappointing, I have been trying to get those miners financed for months.

Thanks
14  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Vetted by DZ]5 Terraminer IV's(10TH/S)-Price@0.015 BTC-GH/s>Free hosting! on: November 18, 2013, 04:45:36 AM

Vetted by DyslexicZombei



This is the Official Thread of...
The SolarWind Mining Company


   

Current HPC (Hardware Purchase Cycle)
Escrow by SebastianJu

5 Terraminer IV's (10 TH/s)


Total Full Share Positions Available
Partial Shares Excepted for any amount

0/85

Share Pricing
0.015 BTC per GH/s | Full Share Position 1.5 BTC@100 GH/s

The SolarWind Mining Company provides a method for investors who would rather mine for Shares. This is a great option if you only have a limited amount of hashing power. If you would like to purchase any Shares through the Bitshare Mining Pool option, you may send me a PM asking for a BitShare Mining account. Deposits in a BitShare account also allows for micro-share investments which are called BitShares. BitShare funds are pooled into larger amounts and credited towards HPC's.

Share Funds are used to purchase new mining hardware and to pay for some of the daily operational costs. For a more detailed explanation of how each Share type works, please visit the following webpage: The SolarWind Mining Company Investment Program




To invest through the escrow account:
Yes, we can reuse that address. Its
Code:
1B9yH8csiujoBSNjVPhgrZjdm7f27EXKFq

You can also buy direct on The SolarWind Mining Company Forum and receive a 10% Deposit Credit!


The total Share Count may change due to the volatility of the exchange rate for BTC
*SolarWind BitShares are not associated with the 'BitShares P2P trading platform
*Hardware Purchase Cycle (HPC) - The buy-in period preceding the purchase of specific hardware.





~ About Us ~



The SolarWind Mining Company is designed to be an eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining Farm.  The intention is to create a large scale hashing platform dedicated to mining bitcoins and creating a stable bitcoin community.  The company will start off by installing a series of bitcoin mining rigs with an initial goal of 100 TH/S worth of mining power.  A primary goal of The SolarWind Mining Company is to phase in the use of solar and wind power, among multiple other sources of low cost energy, to reduce electrical expenses (an important factor that effects bitcoin mining profitability.) Initially, these low cost energy methods will be interspersed with grid fed power to lower the cost of operations and producing the most profit. It is a goal of The SolarWind Mining Company to eliminate the use of electricity off of the grid to any extent possible, if not entirely. SolarWind will use multiple methods to save energy as well (e.g. Waste heat generated from the operation of mining hardware will be recycled, creating another source of electricity, or, as a heating source for hot water and the offices at the mining facility during colder weather.)  Primary operations will be set up in an area of Kansas that, for the majority of the year, has an abundance of wind and sunshine. SolarWind will utilize the wind and sunshine to operate wind turbine generators and solar panels to minimize electrical costs.  Hashing power increases will be implemented as necessary to generate further income and to insure that SolarWind is able to fulfill its commitments to the Shareholders.

Mission Statement:  At The SolarWind Mining Company, we want to create a stable hub of Bitcoin mining, increase network stability, and generate revenue from mining for investors.

Company Goals and Objectives:  Our goals as a company include creating a profitable, stable mining node that leads in hashing power, giving the best returns on investments, to expand to include multiple mining locations, and to be a leader in the distribution of knowledge related to Bitcoin.  Objectives include doubling of initial investments, increases in hashing power, and holding annual Bitcoin rallies at college campuses and other large venues.

Our philosophy is that Bitcoin will be the forerunner of all digital currencies and is the natural evolution of currency.


Profits Begin After The First Month!
There are Only 2 Weeks left to fund this HPC!





15  Bitcoin / Group buys / [Group Buy/Share Combo]5xTerraminer IV 2TH/s - Will Host Or Deliver on: November 11, 2013, 03:10:23 AM
This is very simple,

I have a 5/pack Terraminer IV 2TH/s on preorder. Order position is #625 in the order que so this will be an early December delivery. I am selling 3 of the units in combination with Share positions in the remaining 2 miners + will be adding Share positions for the current HPC for 1 x Jupiter KnCMiner (SOLD OUT) that I am conducting in THIS THREAD. Each of the 3 Terraminers can be purchased by an individual or as a separate group buy for each. I will either host them for free minus power costs (since you will also own a stake in the other three two miners) or have them delivered to you ASAP. The total funds needed will be 257 240 BTC@the current exchange rate of ~$300/BTC of which I can contribute ~4.5 BTC so the remaining amount needed will be 252.5 235.5 BTC. All the details of The SolarWind Mining Companies Share benefits are available at the links given.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Bringing This Article Back From The Abyss - The Inspiration For My Company on: November 10, 2013, 10:20:59 PM
This is an article that really inspired me to start my company as I have stated in The Official Thread of The SolarWind Mining Company,

Thought I would share with all of you an article that is my primary motivation for starting this company. This guy's prediction (although not surprising) was spot-on-accurate, but that is not why it inspires me. What inspires about the article is the insight into not just what the future would hold but the unique perspective as to why it would progress the way it indeed has.

The main focus of The SolarWind Mining Company is to addresses the section of the article that starts with the following and proceeds into the next three paragraphs. It is these disadvantaged people that I want to help,

    There will always be disparity between classes in wealth, thats just the nature of life...
I hope you enjoy the article.


Hello fellow MineCoinians,

      I am a true believer in the pure and honest morality of freedom and even though I am fairly new to the crypto-currency community I am very excited about the ultimate potential of the BTCitcoin ideology. Though I hold no religious theology as true and absolute, I do believe that man has, over the eons, collected a great deal of wisdom and that wisdom is most often found in the various religious text of history. One of the most quoted religious phrases from the hebrew and christian bible is that 'money is the root of all evil.' You most likely have heard this phrase many times before, but that phrase does not exist. What is actually written is that 'the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.' It is this fragment of ancestrial wisdom that I wish to bring to light so as to address the logic behind my assertion. Decentralization, the very foundation of the Bitcoin ideology, is at serious risk of annialation.

      First and foremost I want to be honest about what brought me to this moment in my life. I am a college student studing for a double major (computer enginering and physics) and working towards an eventual PHD. Because of past mistakes I have serious financial trouble so holding a job wouldn't be worth it after creditors and uncle Sam take their cut from my paycheck. I was searching online for a way to make an income that would not take to much time away from my studies when I came across bitcointalk.org. I immediately downloaded and installed bitcoin-qt and the bitminter client and fired up my GTX690. After some days passed it became apparent that it was going to take awhile to make very much money at all so I started to research my options. This research of course revealed the world of FPGA mining rigs and the latest holy grail of miners... the ASICs rig. At that point I became very discouraged, not so much because FPGA and ASICs hardware was too expensive and out of reach, but that FPGA and ASICs hardware was too expensive and out of reach for me in my situation. This fact is the critical link that enduced my awarness of the major point I wish to make in this article.

     I did alot of brainstorming trying to figure out a way to improve my situation and I came to one inevitable conclusion, I cannot do it alone. The best option I could imagine was to set up a special mining pool just for raising funds to build/purchase an ASICs mining farm soley to provide all the mining participants in the pool with their own ASICs rigs. This is another key to my argument, as I conducted my research on mining pools I became highly aware of the negative impact that a scarce supply of ASIC mining hardware will have.

     There will always be disparity between classes in wealth, thats just the nature of life. Bitcoin mining has offered a more level playing field because with careful planning and proper financial structuring an individual could start a small mining venture and grow that effort and diligence into operating rigs that have a respectful hashrates. ASICs technology threatens the balance that has exists untile now because it is disruptive to this level playing field. Those who can afford to pay a premium to adopt ASICs hardware early have such a massive hashing advantage that even the advantages of the best FPGA setup will rapidly evaporate as difficulty levels rise at a sudo exponential rate. This leaves the FPGA miners scrambling for extra FPGA units and trying to squeeze out every last drop of effency from their FPGA setup. The run on ASICs and FPGAs raises their prices and causes an increasingly diminished supply of ASICS and FPGA units.

     GPU miners tend to be the types of people that have limited resources, dual purposing by using their rigs for example; gaming and mining, or are trying to earn enough coin to upgrade to better mining rigs. Humble GPU mining can still be (to an ever decreasing extent) vaible for some miners and a few short months ago had pretty decent hashrates but not for much longer. The GPU miners are rapidly being left out in the deep, cold emptiness of crypto-mining space with warp drives that are failing because of a quantum shift in the alternate laws of mining physics.

     GPU miners are further disparaged by the scarcity and rising prices of FPGA and new ASIC hardware.  GPU miners generally cannot afford or cannot aquire the hardware to upgrade. This furthers the class divide between GPU miners and those who can afford to pay a premium and adopt ASICs hardware early and the FPGA miners who are able to keep up and eventually transition to ASICs hardware. By the time the few remaining GPU miners are able to upgrade, many of them may never be able to catch up, mostly due to the hardware requirements making mining feasible have continued to increase at a sudo exponential rate without their participation. To further the STAR TREK analogy, these straggling GPU miners will be droped from the warp conduit simply because they ran out of antimatter while trying to catch up to bigger, faster and more advanced starships leaving them disparagingly adrift forever in the sameness of space as the disenfranchised GPU miners that preceded them.

     This is the type of situation that has historically given rise to desperate levels of poverty in ordinary societies, it is simple economics coupled with human self protectionism. A digital future is our worlds destiny and whether or not bitcoin will survive far into that future is irrelevant, but the conduct of the bitcoin community will greatly influence the nature of humanities destiny within that future and is instrumental in laying the foundation for what kind of society humanities future is built on. So how we, the bitcoin community, behave during this transitional shift has profound significance for the quality of life of future generations. The question I pose to you is this; are we, at this profound and criticle moment in history, going to perpetuate the blind sins of the past because of short sighted self preservationizm and greed or are we going to create a revolution in the human condition for the benifit of all of man.

     The core principle of Bitcoin ideology is the decentralization of currency, and for what pupose? We all know the answer to this question. It is because we all know the evil that men drunk with power will do to his very own blood let alone what he would do to you. But what do you think it means if crypto-coin mining becomes just another resource that only rich corporations can afford to harvest? How different do you think that this situation will be from the way things are now, or the way things have always been? Once a viable crypto-currency is embedded into a culture it becomes no different than any other essential resource and is subject to the same jurisdictions. If crypto-mining is only available to an elite group of wealthy individuals, then it becomes subject to the concerns of the elite. History shows us that elitist tend to be unfair, greedy self preservationist who are susceptible to and often the very architects of political pressure. Ask yourself this question and answer yourself honestly. If you had invested years of your life mining a substantial amount of bitcoin wealth and suddenly you find yourself faced with the decision to either protect the principles behind Bitcoins Ideology and loosing all the wealth you had worked so long to acquire or forsaking the ideology of Bitcoin and keeping all your acquired wealth, minus some taxes and fees, knowing that you'll likely live well the rest of your life, what would YOU do? Again, history shows what most people would do, its a simple matter of self preservationizm. This is why decentralization is so critical.
    
     I think we all agree that we do not want the situation to get to that point, but that is the course it is presently taking and only together can we stop this decent of such a noble endeavor. So what is it that we can do? In many respects the solution is simple in concept, its the execution thats more challenging. The hardest element to overcome is at the core of the human instinct to survive, and that is the instinct of self preservation. This instinct is of course very strong and because human beings are intellectual creatures this instinct is often triggered when our ideas or sense of self are in intellectual danger even though our bodies or lifes may not be. This is the major cause of human irrational behavior. So for the sole sake of logic it stands to reason that if smaller and smaller groups continue to control larger and larger portions of a finite pool of resources then you either must exponentially increase the quantity of the reasources or you must equalize the method of gathering the resources to a broader group of people. Fortunately in this case the resource is a fabrication of man.

     So with that being said, lets open this up for discussion...  I release it to the floor...

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The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.
-Dr. McCoy, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
17  Bitcoin / Group buys / [CANCELED] Jupiters are SOLD OUT - Escrow by SebastianJu on: October 07, 2013, 05:33:50 PM
Mining Farm Hardware Purchase Shares Available


This is the Official Thread of...
The SolarWind Mining Company


   

First HPC (Hardware Purchase Cycle)
Escrow by SebastianJu

1 Jupiter KnCMiner Share Count -  3/14 Founders Contracts - 4/41 Standard Contracts
(Standard Contract Share Count includes the equivalency of Standard Contracts from Mined BitShares*)


Total Investment: 6.5 BTC ~ $1300 | Amount left: 23.5 BTC ~ $4700

Share Pricing
BitShare: Any amount under 0.5 BTC   |    Standard Contact: 0.5 BTC   |   Founders Contract: 1.5 BTC

How To Purchase Shares

The SolarWind Mining Company provides a method for investors who would rather mine for Shares. This is a great option if you only have a limited amount of hashing power. If you would like to purchase any Shares through the Bitshare Mining Pool option, you may send me a PM asking for a BitShare Mining account. Deposits in a BitShare account also allows for micro-share investments which are called BitShares. BitShare funds are pooled into larger amounts and credited towards HPC's.

Share Funds are used to purchase new mining hardware and to pay for some of the daily operational costs. For a more detailed explanation of how each Share type works, please visit the following webpage: The SolarWind Mining Company Investment Program


The total Share Count may change due to the volatility of the exchange rate for BTC
*SolarWind BitShares are not associated with the 'BitShares P2P trading platform
*Hardware Purchase Cycle (HPC) - The buy-in period preceding the purchase of specific hardware.





~ About Us ~



The SolarWind Mining Company is designed to be an eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining Farm.  The intention is to create a large scale hashing platform dedicated to mining bitcoins and creating a stable bitcoin community.  The company will start off by installing a series of bitcoin mining rigs with an initial goal of 100 TH/S worth of mining power.  A primary goal of The SolarWind Mining Company is to phase in the use of solar and wind power, among multiple other sources of low cost energy, to reduce electrical expenses (an important factor that effects bitcoin mining profitability.) Initially, these low cost energy methods will be interspersed with grid fed power to lower the cost of operations and producing the most profit. It is a goal of The SolarWind Mining Company to eliminate the use of electricity off of the grid to any extent possible, if not entirely. SolarWind will use multiple methods to save energy as well (e.g. Waste heat generated from the operation of mining hardware will be recycled, creating another source of electricity, or, as a heating source for hot water and the offices at the mining facility during colder weather.)  Primary operations will be set up in an area of Kansas that, for the majority of the year, has an abundance of wind and sunshine. SolarWind will utilize the wind and sunshine to operate wind turbine generators and solar panels to minimize electrical costs.  Hashing power increases will be implemented as necessary to generate further income and to insure that SolarWind is able to fulfill its commitments to the Shareholders.

Mission Statement:  At The SolarWind Mining Company, we want to create a stable hub of Bitcoin mining, increase network stability, and generate revenue from mining for investors.

Company Goals and Objectives:  Our goals as a company include creating a profitable, stable mining node that leads in hashing power, giving the best returns on investments, to expand to include multiple mining locations, and to be a leader in the distribution of knowledge related to Bitcoin.  Objectives include doubling of initial investments, increases in hashing power, and holding annual Bitcoin rallies at college campuses and other large venues.

Our philosophy is that Bitcoin will be the forerunner of all digital currencies and is the natural evolution of currency.


18  Economy / Securities / [Official Thread] - The SolarWind Mining Company on: September 19, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

This Group Buy is presented by
a DyslexicZombei Vetted Group Buy Coordinator and

The SolarWind Mining Company




Current HPC (Hardware Purchase Cycle)
Type: Standard Group Buy


1 Neptune KnCMiner (3 TH/s)
FREE HOSTING + 10% Credit towards the next GB

Total Full Contract Positions
Miner Purchased

Contract Pricing
Full Contract Position $160 per 30 GH/s
Partial Contract Position $5.45 per GH/s




The SolarWind Mining Company is proud to announce that we are offering contracts for the *NEW* 3TH/s Neptune KnCMiner. I am offering FREE HOSTING for the first GB AND a 10% Credit towards the purchase of any following GB!


The Details for GB #KN-R001,
  • 3TH/s+ total hashing power
  • 10% Credit towards the purchase of any following GB
  • Total of 80 Full Contracts at $160 per 30 Gh/s
  • Total of 300 Partial Contracts at $5.45 per GH/s
  • Easy purchasing available at the company store
  • Estimated delivery time is ~ Q1/Q2 2014
  • Hosting for this KnCMiner rig is free
  • Only maintenance and electrical costs will be deducted
  • Payouts will start soon after mining is started and will be payed bi-weekly

The Facilities

The miner will be hosted at a secure, trusted and popular electronics repair business owned by a business partner. There are techs available onsite to attend to the mining rigs when needed. The facility houses servers and computer related equipment and has high speed internet connections at its disposal, the facility also has the proper cooling equipment and all of the needed infrastructure is present onsite.


About Me

I am a DyslexicZombei vetted GBC.

I am studying for a degree in Computer Engineering.

I have been working many weeks on building this company without pay and without guarantee of success because I believe in the idea of what bitcoin stands for, I am a true believer.

I have a total of 11 investors who have, with one exception, invested less than 0.6 BTC each. It doesn't sound like much but I have been able to insure that each one of them will receive at least twice their investment within the next few months. The company will be generating a profit of at least $100 dollars a day in about 60 days from now and that will be scalable to approximately $500 a day or more. All of this has been done with only an investment of ~6.5 BTC@$345 in total. Here is a link to a spreadsheet that shows the schedule of how the income is predicted to increase within the next 60-days for these investors. Spreadsheet

You can purchase your contracts here #KN-R001, [1 Contract] Neptune KnCMiner (20nm)

Thanks,
James



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This signed message is to confirm that user SolarWindMiningCompany has contacted me, Dyslexic Zombei (DZ), for free

vetting services. While I am not an ID expert, I do have a background in Information Security. While my services are

free, they are the most stringent vetting requirements that I am aware of for this forum.

I can confirm that I have what appears to be this user's ID and address on record, and that he appears to be a well

intentioned Group Buy Coordinator.

Cheers,
DZ

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           DZ Miners Cooperative: 19.8 TH/s+ ordered

The total Share Count may change due to the volatility of the exchange rate for BTC
*SolarWind BitShares are not associated with the 'BitShares P2P trading platform
*Hardware Purchase Cycle (HPC) - The buy-in period preceding the purchase of specific hardware.




~ About Us ~



The SolarWind Mining Company is designed to be an eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining Farm.  The intention is to create a large scale hashing platform dedicated to mining bitcoins and creating a stable bitcoin community.  The company will start off by installing a series of bitcoin mining rigs with an initial goal of 100 TH/S worth of mining power.  A primary goal of The SolarWind Mining Company is to phase in the use of solar and wind power, among multiple other sources of low cost energy, to reduce electrical expenses (an important factor that effects bitcoin mining profitability.) Initially, these low cost energy methods will be interspersed with grid fed power to lower the cost of operations and producing the most profit. It is a goal of The SolarWind Mining Company to eliminate the use of electricity off of the grid to any extent possible, if not entirely. SolarWind will use multiple methods to save energy as well (e.g. Waste heat generated from the operation of mining hardware will be recycled, creating another source of electricity, or, as a heating source for hot water and the offices at the mining facility during colder weather.)  Primary operations will be set up in an area of Kansas that, for the majority of the year, has an abundance of wind and sunshine. SolarWind will utilize the wind and sunshine to operate wind turbine generators and solar panels to minimize electrical costs.  Hashing power increases will be implemented as necessary to generate further income and to insure that SolarWind is able to fulfill its commitments to the Shareholders.

Mission Statement:  At The SolarWind Mining Company, we want to create a stable hub of Bitcoin mining, increase network stability, and generate revenue from mining for investors.

Company Goals and Objectives:  Our goals as a company include creating a profitable, stable mining node that leads in hashing power, giving the best returns on investments, to expand to include multiple mining locations, and to be a leader in the distribution of knowledge related to Bitcoin.  Objectives include doubling of initial investments, increases in hashing power, and holding annual Bitcoin rallies at college campuses and other large venues.

Our philosophy is that Bitcoin will be the forerunner of all digital currencies and is the natural evolution of currency.

19  Economy / Scam Accusations / I Challenge User PsychoKiller to Come Forward And Prove SolarWind Is A Scam on: September 14, 2013, 09:50:29 PM
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An individual with the user ID of PsychoKiller has sent me a PM with a threat to expose The SolarWind Mining Company as a scam. The individual claims to have 'proof' of their claims.

The individual also requested a payment of 1 BTC to keep this 'proof' to themselves.

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I've collected proofs that you are a scammer.

Send 1 BTC to my address and I'll keep them for me

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I replied to this individuals PM with the following;

I know that you are either mistaken or a liar. How do I know this? Because I am not now, or will I ever be, a scammer...

I have also forwarded this PM from PsychoKiller to the forum administrative staff with an inquiry on the forums policy on blackmail.

It is possible that this individual has incorrect information or has misconstrued information that may have nothing to do with SolarWind. Considering the individuals attempt at extortion, it is doubtful that they have any information of any relevance. I have also considered that this individual may only suspect that I am running a scam and sent the PM in an attempt to 'smoke me out,' hoping it would scare me into a confession or that I would just bolt and run, never to be heard from again.

I will not be blackmailed nor bullied...

I Challenge PsychoKiller to come forward,.. reveal the user ID that they usually use in this forum and reveal the 'proof' so that I may address these claims fairly. I have set up this thread solely for this purpose.
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