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1  Economy / Services / [HOLD] Mintlayer | Sig. Campaign | Sr./Hero/Leg up to 130$/wk in BTC+MLT tokens on: October 16, 2021, 06:02:30 PM


Mintlayer - Decentralized financial markets
Mintlayer is a Bitcoin sidechain dedicated to asset tokenization and decentralized exchanges.
Check out these 5 introductory videos about Mintlayer (about 1:30m each): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVVpaPry8xZS47pPBmS4rnA
This is the Mintlayer thread on Bitcointalk ->https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5366028.0


Mintlayer project needs your support before the public sale goes live:

Ranks & Rewards

  • 15 Legendary:   130$/week in BTC + 25% MLT at TGE (token generation event)
  • 15 Hero Members:   110$/week in BTC + 25% MLT at TGE
  • 15 Senior Members:     90$/week in BTC + 25% MLT at TGE


Weekly bonus

We might consider to award a weekly bonus up to 3 participants whose contribution to discussions here on BTT will be considered particularly valuable. The bonus will be 50$ for 1 participant. The total bonus for 3 participants will be max 150 USD per week. We don't guarantee any bonus, it's up to you, great content, great contribution, great rewards!

Members posting in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Filipino and Croatian are welcome to post in their local communities Please note: no other languages will be considered eligible and those posts will not count towards the weekly quota.

Campaign dates:

The campaign starts on Sunday the 24th of October and will last at least 4 weeks. Campaign could be extended for a few selected best members.

Participants will be selected between the 16th and 23th October. Later applicants are still eligible in the next weeks until new notice. When the campaign reaches the FULL status, no more applications will be considered.

Campaign week runs from Sunday to Saturday. Weekly payments are made in BTC, the amount is calculated every Saturday 12:00AM CET at the Coindesk exchange rate.

PLEASE NOTE: MLT payment is optional, if you wish to receive your extra allowance in MLT you must register on launch.mintlayer.org (published soon). The choice is up to you.

Each weekly payment will be sent to your BTC bech32 address after checking the spreadsheet. If you are not using a bech32 address, shame on you!
MLT amount is calculated at Public sale price (0.25$) and sent to you upon TGE.

What are we looking for:

  • A minimum of 20 eligible posts each week.
  • If you applied for a specific region/language at least 5 out of 20 should be in your local board and local language
  • Posts in the announcement thread are welcomed but only 1 post will count for the weekly quota
  • The post’s length must be at least 150 characters
  • Always wear the appropriate Signature and Avatar during the campaign
  • Posts lacking substance, depth or seriousness won’t be counted. We look for constructive posts and even critical ones (if reasonable) are accepted.
  • Posts in Archival, Games and Rounds, Investor Based Games, Micro Earnings, Ivory Tower, Politics and Society, Serious discussion and Off-topic will not count. Posts in any bounty/campaign threads as well as threads where your Signature isn't displayed will not count towards the weekly quota.
  • Any legitimate negative feedback from a DT member will make you out
  • Do not enroll your main and alt account in this campaign, if it's found out you've done so you'll be removed without payment or notice.
  • Do not wear any other Signature or Avatar during your stay in this campaign, doing so will result in your termination without payment or notice.

Rules are not many, we count on your common sense and genuine enthusiasm for the project. Every single member will be accurately selected and posts - in all languages - will be constantly monitored by the campaign manager.

If you are unsure about details of the project, before posting please look at the documentation or ask directly to the main project contributors in the dedicated telegram group, they will answer promptly. Mintlayer community cares a lot about your true and deep understanding.

Please prepare yourself carefully about Mintlayer reading the announcement thread, website, documentation, official blog articles and news. Stay up to date joining the announcement telegram channel and following Mintlayer pages on any social media.

Celebratory Badge
A celebratory NFT badge issued as a MLS-03 (Mintlayer tokenization standard #3 for non-fungible tokens) will be assigned to every participant in this campaign. Hold it carefully, you may have a nice surprise in the future.

Signature Campaign Report spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gHmyrX-rHhu7Ih7JZ8ASLa4Y6aI-OT1prn_9EEAznnA


Avatar:


https://imgur.com/nnvwiJm



Signature:

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How to apply:


  • Copy and fill out the below form and post it as a reply in this thread
  • Check the spreadsheet to see if you were accepted and if your data are correct

Code:
Bitcointalk Profile Link:
Rank:
Current post count (including this one):
bech32 BTC Address:
Merit EARNED in the last 120 days:
Do you apply for a specific region/language? yes/no and language (...)
Telegram Handle (optional):

Telegram Participants Group (Join only if accepted)
https://t.me/joinchat/CjkUS5T_ypc2NmI0

If you apply for a specific language please write it!
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and Turkish (no other local languages/boards are admitted)

If you get accepted, make sure to check out the spreadsheet that your information is correct - Campaign manager will not be liable if you've provided the wrong address for payouts.


*The blockchain belongs to everyone, please take care of it! Native segwit bech32 addresses save space and fees
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / [ANN] Mintlayer - Decentralized Finance on Bitcoin | DEX | Tokenization on: October 16, 2021, 05:33:25 PM


  • What's about:

Mintlayer is a Bitcoin sidechain dedicated to asset tokenization and decentralized exchanges

- Website: https://mintlayer.org
- Technical docs: https://docs.mintlayer.org/
- Video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVVpaPry8xZS47pPBmS4rnA


  • Socials & Links:

- Telegram chat: https://t.me/mintlayer
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mintlayer
- Github: https://github.com/mintlayer
- Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/mintlayer/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVVpaPry8xZS47pPBmS4rnA
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/53488934/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mintlayer/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MintlayerMLT/



  • Project explained:

- The Mission:
To introduce a new Bitcoin-integrated ecosystem for asset tokenization, alternative to previous common standards for tokenization (ERC-20) and DEXs (e.g. Uniswap)

- Why DeFi on blockchain:
Blockchain technology offered a disruptive innovation in the monetary field: Bitcoin, hard money in a digital form. Other uses include notarization, timestamping and - like it or not - speculation and gambling. However, the impact of the blockchain in the field of finance does not have to end there. Blockchains can also be used to issue tokens representing financial instruments like securities (e.g. stock tokens).
Securities will never be as decentralized as the monetary token (BTC), because issuance is centralized, but tokenization makes them “bearer” titles, which means ownership and possession are in the same hands. Bearer titles in the digital world can be exchanged in a peer-to-peer way across geographical borders and offer the advantage of giving the owner full control of the asset, removing the need of intermediaries. Which means no mediation costs, privacy threats and censorship (e.g. the CEXs stopping Gamestop trades).
Also, if assets are in the form of bearer title held in personal wallets, then disputed financial practices like fractional reserve, excessive securitisation of receivables and uncontrolled creation of financial instruments (unbacked by real value) are no longer possible unless the owner of the backing asset gives his legitimate consent.

- Why another Bitcoin sidechain:
Currently, there are already a few tokenization systems created on top of Bitcoin like Omni(Bolt) and RGB. They have the same disadvantage: their transactions compete for the same space as the Bitcoin transactions, polluting the Bitcoin blockchain and leading to higher fees. The first version of Tether was issued on Omni, which moved to Ethereum to avoid the high fees on the Bitcoin blockchain (and then moved again to Tron because of even higher ETH fees).
For this reason, the concept of “sidechains”, with onchain space dedicated to asset tokenization and pegged-tokens, has been put to the test. Rootstock (RSK) is an example, but its architecture is very close to Ethereum and merged mining creates security concerns: Bitcoin miners have governance power over Rootstock without any stake (cost and effort required) in the chain. Liquid sidechain is an alternative, but its governance is centralized in the hands of the companies that have contracts with Blockstream.
In contrast, Mintlayer’s governance is community-driven. The protocol introduces a refined version of POS with Bitcoin anchoring called DSA Consensus. For both Rootstock and Liquid, bitcoins on the sidechain are used in a peg-in system managed by a federation of few entities, while Mintlayer is focused on the direct atomic swap between the tokens built on Mintlayer and the bitcoins on the mainchain. In fact, a Mintlayer DEX transaction allows p2p exchanges of tokens issued on Mintlayer with each other (intra-chain atomic swap) and also with Bitcoin (inter-chain atomic swap).

- Mintlayer features:
  • Bitcoin interoperability: an entire ecosystem of tokens issued on the new layer can be p2p traded for bitcoins through atomic swap or Lightning Network swaps. The atomic swap is secure even in case of chain reorganization, since Mintlayer blocks are anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain (a Bitcoin reorg affects both the chains).
  • Scalable DEX: there are no on-chain order books in the form of smart contracts, since trade intentions are communicated through a distributed hash table that is separated from the blockchain. This helps keep lower throughput and fees when compared to Ethereum DEXs like Uniswap. Also, arbitrage transactions can be made through Lightning Network channels between CEX and DEXs’ liquidity providers. As a result, the blockchain space won’t be over-exploited. It is worth noting that Ethereum gets clogged mainly because of DEX contracts, arbitrage transactions and Ponzi schemes (see Glassnode analysis) which can’t be done on Turing incomplete Mintlayer architecture.
  • Access Control List: ACL rules are optionally enforceable on securities issued on Mintlayer (such as stock tokens) allowing compliance with company policies or other regulators. This feature is something missing on Bitcoin, but possible with Ethereum. Unlike Ethereum, Mintlayer doesn’t require Turing completeness, but just a few OP_CODES for a higher versatility of Bitcoin scripting language, while retaining its reliability and efficiency. By not including Turing complete functionality, Mintlayer reduces risk of unpredicted outcomes that can occur with increased smart contract complexity.
  • Optional confidentiality: due to the trade-off between privacy and scalability, Mintlayer introduces distinct tokenization standards to address all needs. MLS-01 transactions require lower space and enable procedures like batching with BLS signature aggregation, to shrink even more the space consumed. MLS-02 on the other hand has confidential transactions, which are greater in size but help granting more privacy.
  • Integrated Wallet: a Mintlayer wallet is a Bitcoin wallet too (real BTC, not the pegged version!) and Mintlayer full nodes can be considered as an “add-on” to Bitcoin full nodes.


  • Mintlayer (MLT) token and Consensus system:

- Why a token for a Bitcoin sidechain:
It’s technically unfeasible to build a secure and decentralized architecture based on a pegged version of Bitcoin, given the downsides of any peg-in/out system envisioned so far. Hence, it is necessary to introduce a POS-like system with a governance token. The Mintlayer DSA Consensus avoids the nothing-at-stake long range attacks without the need of hard-coded checkpoints, thanks to the dynamic checkpoint system built-in the protocol, which anchors Mintlayer to the Bitcoin mainchain.

- Consensus Built on Bitcoin:
Mintlayer uses Bitcoin PoW for different scopes, it’s not only a way to commit its state in Bitcoin: first, every Mintlayer block is linked to a BTC block and a reorganization on the Bitcoin mainchain reverberates also on the sidechain (it means more security for atomic swaps). Second, Bitcoin POW is used as a “clock” for time calculation: it defines Mintlayer rounds (with a committee of blocksigners) and enforces a minimum time delay between Mintlayer blocks, preventing any attacker from trying to generate blocks at higher frequency (to fake a “longest” chain). Third, the Bitcoin block hash is used as a source of entropy for the random determination of the blocksigners in the next round, so that it’s not necessary to rely on other randomization sources such as new algorithms which may reveal vulnerabilities in the future or ASIC hardware distributed by a single entity, such as in the case of Ethereum 2.0 Proof of Stake system

- Public Sale:
Before mainnet, the governance token (MLT) will be issued both on Rootstock and Ethereum (ERC-20). Then, tokens will be ported 1:1 to Mintlayer mainnet when it is released.
The Public Sale is expected in Q1 2022. More details will soon follow about the Public Sale date, the launching platforms and listing on exchanges.

  • Bitcointalk signature campaign:

The campaign, paid in Bitcoin + MLT governance tokens, will start on Sunday 24th October. Please refer to the link below!
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5366033


  • Supporters:

The mainnet launch is expected in Q1 2022, but the full development roadmap spans over two years. Such an effort is only possible thanks to the support of numerous VCs - the list below - partnering with RBBLab, a company located in San Marino (a microstate within italian borders) that is coordinating a team of developers working full-time on Mintlayer.

Alphabit, Moonwhale, AU21, 4SV, X21, Iconomy Partners, Lotus Capital, Moonrock Capital, Jun Capital, EXnetwork, CryptoDormFund, Matrix Ventures, Black Dragon, Sky Ventures, Blockpact, Moonfounder, Minted Lab, Uniswapearlycalls/Trustdao, Seedventure, Spykefast, cspdao.network, DHC Capital, buildhodl, Kyros Ventures, Titans Ventures, BBSFinance, Lunar Station, Chain Ridge Kapital, Phoenix VC, Caballeros Capital, Block26, Crypto Banter, Varys Capital, LVT Capital, Kairon Labs, 01 Capital and a couple dozen of other individuals, including some key opinion leaders.


3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Tokens (Altcoins) / [ANN] Mintlayer - asset tokenization and DEX on Bitcoin on: June 02, 2021, 07:50:30 AM
Please refer to the new thread -> https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5366028.msg58196383#msg58196383




  • What's about:

Mintlayer is a Bitcoin sidechain dedicated to asset tokenization and decentralized exchanges

- Website: https://mintlayer.org
- Technical docs: https://docs.mintlayer.org/
- Video presentation: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVVpaPry8xZS47pPBmS4rnA


  • Socials:

- Telegram chat: https://t.me/mintlayer
- Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/mintlayer/
You can find Mintlayer pages on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube


  • Project explained:

- The Mission:
To introduce a new Bitcoin-integrated ecosystem for asset tokenization, alternative to previous common standards for tokenization (ERC-20) and DEXs (e.g. Uniswap)

- Why DeFi on blockchain:
Blockchain technology offered a disruptive innovation in the monetary field: Bitcoin, hard money in a digital form. Other uses include notarization, timestamping and - like it or not - speculation and gambling. However, the impact of the blockchain in the field of finance does not have to end there. Blockchains can also be used to issue tokens representing financial instruments like securities (e.g. stock tokens).
Securities will never be as decentralized as the monetary token (BTC), because issuance is centralized, but tokenization makes them “bearer” titles, which means ownership and possession are in the same hands. Bearer titles in the digital world can be exchanged in a peer-to-peer way across geographical borders and offer the advantage of giving the owner full control of the asset, removing the need of intermediaries. Which means no mediation costs, privacy threats and censorship (e.g. the CEXs stopping Gamestop trades).
Also, if assets are in the form of bearer title held in personal wallets, then disputed financial practices like fractional reserve, excessive securitisation of receivables and uncontrolled creation of financial instruments (unbacked by real value) are no longer possible unless the owner of the backing asset gives his legitimate consent.

- Why another Bitcoin sidechain:
Currently, there are already a few tokenization systems created on top of Bitcoin like Omni(Bolt) and RGB. They have the same disadvantage: their transactions compete for the same space as the Bitcoin transactions, polluting the Bitcoin blockchain and leading to higher fees. The first version of Tether was issued on Omni, which moved to Ethereum to avoid the high fees on the Bitcoin blockchain (and then moved again to Tron because of even higher ETH fees).
For this reason, the concept of “sidechains”, with onchain space dedicated to asset tokenization and pegged-tokens, has been put to the test. Rootstock (RSK) is an example, but its architecture is very close to Ethereum and merged mining creates security concerns: Bitcoin miners have governance power over Rootstock without any stake (cost and effort required) in the chain. Liquid sidechain is an alternative, but its governance is centralized in the hands of the companies that have contracts with Blockstream.
In contrast, Mintlayer’s governance is community-driven. The protocol introduces a refined version of POS with Bitcoin anchoring called DSA Consensus. For both Rootstock and Liquid, bitcoins on the sidechain are used in a peg-in system managed by a federation of few entities, while Mintlayer is focused on the direct atomic swap between the tokens built on Mintlayer and the bitcoins on the mainchain. In fact, a Mintlayer DEX transaction allows p2p exchanges of tokens issued on Mintlayer with each other (intra-chain atomic swap) and also with Bitcoin (inter-chain atomic swap).

- Mintlayer features:
  • Bitcoin interoperability: an entire ecosystem of tokens issued on the new layer can be p2p traded for bitcoins through atomic swap or Lightning Network swaps. The atomic swap is secure even in case of chain reorganization, since Mintlayer blocks are anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain (a Bitcoin reorg affects both the chains).
  • Scalable DEX: there are no on-chain order books in the form of smart contracts, since trade intentions are communicated through a distributed hash table that is separated from the blockchain. This helps keep lower throughput and fees when compared to Ethereum DEXs like Uniswap. Also, arbitrage transactions can be made through Lightning Network channels between CEX and DEXs’ liquidity providers. As a result, the blockchain space won’t be over-exploited. It is worth noting that Ethereum gets clogged mainly because of DEX contracts, arbitrage transactions and Ponzi schemes (see Glassnode analysis) which can’t be done on Turing incomplete Mintlayer architecture.
  • Access Control List: ACL rules are optionally enforceable on securities issued on Mintlayer (such as stock tokens) allowing compliance with company policies or other regulators. This feature is something missing on Bitcoin, but possible with Ethereum. Unlike Ethereum, Mintlayer doesn’t require Turing completeness, but just a few OP_CODES for a higher versatility of Bitcoin scripting language, while retaining its reliability and efficiency. By not including Turing complete functionality, Mintlayer reduces risk of unpredicted outcomes that can occur with increased smart contract complexity.
  • Optional confidentiality: due to the trade-off between privacy and scalability, Mintlayer introduces distinct tokenization standards to address all needs. MLS-01 transactions require lower space and enable procedures like batching with BLS signature aggregation, to shrink even more the space consumed. MLS-02 on the other hand has confidential transactions, which are greater in size but help granting more privacy.
  • Integrated Wallet: a Mintlayer wallet is a Bitcoin wallet too (real BTC, not the pegged version!) and Mintlayer full nodes can be considered as an “add-on” to Bitcoin full nodes.


  • Mintlayer (MLT) token and Consensus system:

- Why a token for a Bitcoin sidechain:
It’s technically unfeasible to build a secure and decentralized architecture based on a pegged version of Bitcoin, given the downsides of any peg-in/out system envisioned so far. Hence, it is necessary to introduce a POS-like system with a governance token. The Mintlayer DSA Consensus avoids the nothing-at-stake long range attacks without the need of hard-coded checkpoints, thanks to the dynamic checkpoint system built-in the protocol, which anchors Mintlayer to the Bitcoin mainchain.

- Consensus Built on Bitcoin:
Mintlayer uses Bitcoin PoW for different scopes, it’s not only a way to commit its state in Bitcoin: first, every Mintlayer block is linked to a BTC block and a reorganization on the Bitcoin mainchain reverberates also on the sidechain (it means more security for atomic swaps). Second, Bitcoin POW is used as a “clock” for time calculation: it defines Mintlayer rounds (with a committee of blocksigners) and enforces a minimum time delay between Mintlayer blocks, preventing any attacker from trying to generate blocks at higher frequency (to fake a “longest” chain). Third, the Bitcoin block hash is used as a source of entropy for the random determination of the blocksigners in the next round, so that it’s not necessary to rely on other randomization sources such as new algorithms which may reveal vulnerabilities in the future or ASIC hardware distributed by a single entity, such as in the case of Ethereum 2.0 Proof of Stake system

- Public Sale:
Before mainnet, the governance token (MLT) will be issued both on Rootstock and Ethereum (ERC-20). Then, tokens will be ported 1:1 to Mintlayer mainnet when it is released.
The Public Sale is expected in summer 2021, as determined by the timing of approval by the regulatory authorities in San Marino. More details will soon follow about the Public Sale date, the launching platforms and listing on exchanges.


  • Bitcointalk signature campaign:

A campaign will start 4 weeks before the Public Sale, paid in Bitcoin + MLT governance token


  • Supporters:

The mainnet launch is expected in Q1 2022, but the full development roadmap spans over two years. Such an effort is only possible thanks to the support of numerous VCs - the list below - partnering with RBBLab, a company located in San Marino (a microstate within italian borders) that is coordinating a team of developers working full-time on Mintlayer.

Alphabit, Moonwhale, AU21, 4SV, X21, Iconomy Partners, Lotus Capital, Moonrock Capital, Jun Capital, EXnetwork, CryptoDormFund, Matrix Ventures, Black Dragon, Sky Ventures, Blockpact, Moonfounder, Minted Lab, Uniswapearlycalls/Trustdao, Seedventure, Spykefast, cspdao.network, DHC Capital, buildhodl, Kyros Ventures, Titans Ventures, BBSFinance, Lunar Station, Chain Ridge Kapital, Phoenix VC, Caballeros Capital, Block26, Crypto Banter, Varys Capital, LVT Capital, Kairon Labs, 01 Capital and a couple dozen of other individuals, including some key opinion leaders.


4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Synereo Cartoon Contest - Vote now to pick the winners ! on: August 18, 2016, 10:22:52 AM
Note : this thread is self moderated to prevent spam and off topic discussion.
For discussion about Synereo, please go to the Announcement thread



As you can see, we’re in desperate need for your help.


So what’s the deal?


Come up with a funny concept for a Synereo cartoon, we pick the ones we like and reward the lucky talents with a fresh bundle of AMPs. Submissions have to be at least 10 times better than the above example.

If you’re like us, you’re probably better at decentralizing the Internet than at drawing. But don’t despair just yet! For this reason exactly, we’ve hired class-A cartoon specialists who are eager to transform your ideas into pictures. Just post them here, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Post your pieces of art to this Bitcointalk thread until August 26. Contest rules are as follows:


-     You can enter as many ideas as you like, but you can win only 1 prize
-     An idea will be credited to the first person submitting it
-     Use a maximum of 3 frames/panels per cartoon
-     No violence, racism, misogyny or the like. Behave, the Internet is watching.  

Here are some suggestion for topics:

-     The bnktothefuture.com fundraising round
-     The Alpha Release
-     The Value of your attention
-     dApps you can build on Synereo
-     Anything else Synereo related

And these are the rewards  you’re in for:

1st prize: $250 in AMPs
2nd prize: $175 in AMPs
3rd prize: $100 in AMPs
4th - 10th prizes: $50 in AMPs


The contest will run for two weeks, officially ending August 26. Synereo will then pick the best ideas, and the community will vote on the winners.

Have fun, and come join us on Slack!


Entries :


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5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / The Bitcoin Podcast - Synereo ! on: July 31, 2016, 09:38:57 AM
Synereo Interviews: The Bitcoin Podcast



Check out this cool podcast on Synereo


Dor and Greg discuss their shared vision and how they have ended up building a custom architecture to support Synereo’s attention economy model.

They talk about decentralization as a driving force for the future of the internet and how Synereo’s first dApp will showcase the social layer embedded in the Synereo platform, as part of the complete solution Synereo provides for creating dApps. They discuss the benefits of the decentralized economy the Synereo platform will underlie.

Some differences between upcoming iterations of Synereo and Ethereum are explained, and Greg and Dor stress the need for a methodical approach to building technology in this rapidly moving ecosystem.



6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Turkey Blocks Reddit access - decentralized social networks are needed -Synereo? on: July 16, 2016, 08:29:40 AM
Found this article about Synereo :

Turkey Blocks Reddit Access – Decentralized Social Networks Are Needed

I'll copy paste the article here ( check out the link to the article though for more links and pics ) :


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The concept of freedom of speech is great on paper, but it doesn’t seem to every practical by any means. China has its “Great Firewall”, effectively cutting off the country from most foreign websites that can not be controlled by the government. Russia’s Internet watchdog is trigger-happy on getting certain websites blocked, and now the Turkish government has decided to block all traffic to the Reddit platform. It’s a good thing Bitcoin discussions can be hosted elsewhere. Otherwise this would create a major issue.

Also read: Bitcoin Overtakes Yuan On Google Trends

REDDIT INACCESSIBLE FROM TURKEY

What makes this story of particular interest is how there has been no official communiqué regarding the reason for blocking Reddit access. According to the information we have received, the Turkish government has made DNS changes to block access to the Reddit platform anywhere in the country. It is not the first time the country takes an aggressive stance towards social networking sites.

As of this Friday, the blockade has been in effect, as various Internet users voiced their concerns regarding Reddit not being accessible. Based on the information provided by a dedicated government website, the route to Reddit has been restricted due to a “technical analysis and legal considerations”.

Bypassing this blockade is not all that difficult, as individual users can manually update their device’s DNS settings. While this process is not as straightforward for less tech-savvy people, Google has put together a comprehensive guide on how to change DNS settings. For now, this process will make Reddit accessible again for Turkish Internet users, although that situation can change at any time.

The only way to prevent these scenarios is by embracing decentralized social media networks. Facebook, Twitter, and consorts are all very popular social networking sites, but each and every one of them possesses a central point of failure. Decentralized solutions are the answer, and several of these projects are in development as we speak.

DECENTRALIZED SOCIAL NETWORKS THROUGH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY


One of those platforms is called Synereo, which touts itself as being the “next-gen social platform.” By removing any single point of failure, the Synereo social network can not be taken down, hijacked, or blocked by government officials. Additionally, users can determine who can see their profile and content if needed, rather than making it public automatically.

Datt is another decentralized social media network, developed by former Reddit employee Ryan X. Charles. But there is more to Datt than just being another social media network, as the platform offers Bitcoin-powered incentives as well. On top of that, Datt will embrace commerce, allowing users to buy and sell just about everything.

Source: Eekg

Thoughts ?
7  Local / 中文 (Chinese) / BitLand全球人群销售运动 on: April 20, 2016, 12:00:54 PM
BitLand全球人群销售运动






克里斯·贝茨 (Chris Bates)的NetExplo演讲 。
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Bitland获得2016年Netexplo奖!

点击图片观看视频!


click the picture to watch the video !


什么是BitLand?


BitLand 解决不安全土地使用权的问题,提高投资人信心,新兴市场,并解锁土地由于

低效的遗留系统,财富停滞不前的问题。题目重点是使用数据区块技术建立一个有效的

虚拟土地登记表,率先实施协作解决方案,然后跳转为 一个完全透明的生态系统。我

们的目标是让个人和组织调查土地,管理事迹和标题,履行交易,把信息记录在数据

区块上。


为什么加纳 (Ghana)?


历来,加纳土地登记是一个麻烦并混乱的过程。结果是,成千上万的土地仍然未登记

,土地冲突更是普遍。 在1986年至2006年间,土地登记申请提交有42000 例,但注册率

不到30%。由于系统协调不当,在土地问题上发生冲突的事件过多,不少人钻空子登记其

他索赔人的土地。对于冲突的审判体系薄弱,法院不堪重负,定案更是难以执行。

自殖民时代以来,加纳国土部门的机构职能内部分裂,导致一个不发达的土地登记系

统。但是在近期,政府和国际捐助机构已开始通过法律改革和更系统的土地登记来迎

接这些挑战。

自从2011年1月开始,几个国际项目正在加强加纳的土地管理部门,正式财产处理。项

目包括:由世界银行支持的加纳土地管理项目(LAP);由美国支持的千年发展局

(Millennium Development Authority) 的土地制度促进活动;还有一系列私营部门的项目

,像Medeem LLC以及目国际机遇和国际土地系统(ILS)支持的微抵押贷款和土地所有

权由项目。

在千年发展局(MIDA)的指导下,加纳正在实施城郊阿克拉(Accra)土地注册的试点项

目。十步计划开始于土地主人验证的包裹库存,之后纪录会受公众审查。三十一天内

注册100块地块,每小地块注册费用约$ 200到$ 250。迄今为止,MiDA已使用这一过程

发布和注册了270块土地所有权。

将如何全国性质的扩大后续项目,到现在为止,加纳政府还不确定。怎样让土地所有者

和土地管理部门土地过户的过程变得更加简单,效率提高和成本效益,还是一个大挑

战。 在土地所有者的察觉下,除非土地登记相对的“费用”足够的低,现在为止的土地登

记记录可能会迅速过时,威胁改革登记系统的投资。

加纳政府,世界银行,和其他机构在对抗不安全的土地使用权以问题上,从2003年来,

达到了 一定的成功。 第一期土地管理项目在2010年结束了,第二阶段计划到2017年运

行。但该项目被上述摘录中提到的问题而困扰。虽然发展受到阻碍,加纳仍然同时在过

去十年中贴出示范GDP增长 。


BitLand加纳



BitLand加纳​​是BitLand试点方案的家庭。它在非政府组织的指导下, 已在库马西

(Kumasi),加纳和周围的社区运营了近2年。迄今为止, BitLand项目已经完成了公共外

展,加密币/ 数据区块研讨会,和28社区的土地权利信息路演,开始准备主营业务的发

展。 Bitland与Openledger的合作关系确保项目数据区块完善的基础设施。 BitLand的系统

提供了减少欺诈,提高抵押贷款的效率和能力。银行不能给未注册的土地发放抵押贷

款。利用一个开放的,分散的,而透明的总账将有效解锁以往不可使用的土地。在非洲

, 大约百分之九十的农村地区是未上市和未注册的。在加纳项目成熟的基础上,我们

希望看到BitLand的范围在整个非洲大陆和海外扩张。通过更多发展中国家的基础设施

,BitLand有巨大解锁资本和资源的潜力。

人群销售



一个区块创造了30,000,000 个Cadastrals。 在丹麦加密外币兑换(CCEDK)主办的ICO期

间,21,000,000 个Cadastrals将被销售。剩余的900万在99年间各个途径分布。 在第二

阶段人群出售完成后,剩余的Cadastrals将被添加回储备,所有的Cadastrals可以即时交

易。筹集的资金将直接分配到加纳基础设施的运营,将来会用到登记土地所有权,解决

争端,出售土地,购买财产,并发放住宅/商业/工业发展的小额贷款上面。网络利润

的20%将用于支持公开市场上的标记。Bitland储备将持有各类货币,商品, 并且将始

终会把货币的一部分保存在BitLand经营的国家。加纳仅仅是个开始。

购买说明

视频教程演示如何开始使用OpenLedger。

点击图片观看视频!



新视频教程将告诉您如何使用 Bitcoin的资金去基金开始OpenLeder的帐户。

点击图片观看视频!

1. 创建Openledger帐户

网上钱包 - https://bitshares.openledger.info/#/

钱包下载 - https://bitshares.org/download/

2.单击帐户

3.单击存款/取款

4.单击CCEDK

5.存款BTC

6.发送到Open.BTC ccedk.escrow

7.更改交易费面值,从“BTS”到“open.btc”

新闻


http://www.enterpreneurialand.com/bitlands-african-blockchain-initiative-putting-land-on-

the-ledger/

http://www.helenabitcoinmining.com/2016/04/07/bitland-blockchain-initiative-seeks-to-

create-reliable-land-titles-in-africa/

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/blockchain-initiatives-going-mainstream/

http://techbackoffice.com/bitlands-african-blockchain-initiative-putting-land-on-the-ledger/


团队


项目的主题是,不安全的土地使用权是压制很多新兴国家长期和可持续发展的主导因

素。加纳是我们的试点项目,用我们的操作平台和系统。 BitLand有机会改变不单单只

有加纳或非洲,但是整个世界。

方正 - Narigamba Mwinsuubo


CSO - L. Christopher Bates


COO - Elliot Hedman


财务顾问 - Ryan Berry  


Web管理 - Brock Hager


社区领袖 - Joeri Pross



顾问 - Ronny Boesing


(设计仍在进行中,请原谅当前布局)

网址:www.bitland.world

白皮书:http://www.bitland.world/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bitland_Whitepaper.pdf

Bitland 常问答:http://www.bitland.world/frequently-asked-questions/

购买信息:http://www.bitland.world/how-to-purchase-cadastrals/

联系方式:http://www.bitland.world/contact-bitland/
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] Bitland - ICO - Decentralized Land Registry on: April 11, 2016, 09:10:49 PM

Click the logo to go to the site


Chris Bates' presentation at NetExplo.
Bitland won the Netexplo Award 2016!



click the image to watch the video!


What is BitLand?

BitLand operates to address the problem of insecure land tenure, bring confidence of investment to emerging markets, and unlock land wealth stagnating due to inefficient legacy systems. The focus is on creating an effective virtual land registry utilizing blockchain technology, spearheading collaborative solution implementation, and jump starting a fully transparent ecosystem for all users. We aim to allow individuals and organizations to survey land, manage deeds and titles, perform applicable transactions, and then record the information on the blockchain.    

Why Ghana?

Land registration in Ghana has historically been cumbersome and disorganized. As a result, thousands of titles remain unregistered and land conflicts are rife. Of the 42,000 applications for land registration submitted between 1986 and 2006, less than 30 percent were registered. Land conflicts arise as claimants take advantage of the poorly coordinated system and register titles without other claimants’ knowledge. The adjudication system for conflicts is weak, courts are overwhelmed, and decisions are poorly enforced.

Since colonial times, Ghana’s land sector has suffered from splintered institutional functions and an underdeveloped land registration system. But, the government and international donors are beginning to address these challenges through legal reforms and more systematic land registration.

As of January 2011, several projects are seeking to strengthen the land sector in Ghana and formalize tenure. These include: the Government of Ghana’s Land Administration Project (LAP), which is supported by the World Bank; the Millennium Development Authority’s Land Tenure Facilitation Activity supported by the US; and private sector programs led by Medeem LLC as well as the Micro-Mortgage and Land Titling Project led by Opportunity International and International Land Systems (ILS).

Under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana is implementing a pilot project in peri-urban Accra to title and register land. The ten-step process begins with a parcel inventory and involves verification by landowners, and a time for public scrutiny. It takes 31 days for 100 parcels and costs about $200-$250 per registered parcel. To date, MiDA has issued and registered 270 land titles using this process.

It is uncertain how the Government of Ghana would scale-up projects nationwide. Challenges persist in terms of making the process simple, efficient and cost effective for both landholders and land administration authorities. Unless the “costs” associated with land registration are sufficiently low vis-a-vis the benefits perceived by landholders, land registration records can rapidly become obsolete, jeopardizing the investments made to reform registration systems.

The Ghanaian government, World Bank, and other agencies have been battling the issue of insecure land tenure with limited to moderate success with collective focus since 2003. Phase I of the Land Administration Project ended in 2010 and Phase II is scheduled to run through 2017. Both phases of the project were/are plagued with the same issues as mentioned in the above excerpt. Although these efforts have been hampered, Ghana has posted exemplary GDP gains over the last decade while facing the identified problems.      

BitLand Ghana

BitLand Ghana is the home of the pilot program for BitLand. It is the NGO which has been operating in Kumasi, Ghana and the surrounding communities for the past 2 years. To date, it has completed public out-reach, crypto-currency/blockchain seminars, and land rights informational road-shows in 28 communities in preparation for the launch of BitLand beginning its main operation. Bitland is partnered with Openledger which allows the company to secure its blockchain infrastructure.At the end state, the BitLand system provides the ability to reduce fraud and increase efficiency to the mortgage lending process. Banks cannot issue mortgages on land that is unregistered. The utilization of an open, decentralized, and transparent ledger will effectively unlock significant amounts of land to be used for equity purposes that previously could not be touched. In Africa, roughly ninety percent of rural areas are unlisted and unregistered. As the project in Ghana matures, we will look to expand the reach of BitLand across the African continent and abroad. By adding infrastructure in more developing countries, BitLand has the potential to unlock massive volumes of capital and resources.  

The Crowdsale



30 million Cadastrals were created in one block. 21 million Cadastrals will be sold during the ICO hosted by Crypto Currency Exchange Denmark(CCEDK). The remaining 9 million is allotted for distribution over 99 years for various purposes. At the completion of phase two of the crowd sale, all unsold Cadastrals will be added to the reserve and all purchased Cadastrals will be released for immediate trade. The funds raised will be apportioned directly to laying the operational infrastructure in Ghana. Future use of the token will be to register land titles, settle disputes, sell land, purchase property, and issue microloans for residential/commercial/industrial development. 20% of the network profit will be utilized to support the tokens on the open market. The Bitland reserve will hold multiple denominations of currencies, commodities, and will always keep a portion of currency from any country in which BitLand has a presence as part of the basket. Ghana is only the beginning.



Purchasing Instructions


Here's our tutorial video that shows how you how to get started on OpenLedger.


Click the image to watch the video!

Here's our new tutorial video that shows how you can fund your OpenLeder account with Bitcoin.


click the image to watch the video!

1. Create account on Openledger
        Online wallet – https://bitshares.openledger.info/#/
        Wallet Download – https://bitshares.org/download/
2. Click Accounts
3. Click Deposit/Withdrawal
4. Click CCEDK
5. Deposit BTC
6. Send Open.BTC to ccedk.escrow
7. Change transaction fee denomination from “bts” to “open.btc”


Press

http://www.enterpreneurialand.com/bitlands-african-blockchain-initiative-putting-land-on-the-ledger/

http://www.helenabitcoinmining.com/2016/04/07/bitland-blockchain-initiative-seeks-to-create-reliable-land-titles-in-africa/

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/blockchain-initiatives-going-mainstream/

http://techbackoffice.com/bitlands-african-blockchain-initiative-putting-land-on-the-ledger/



The Team

The common theme is that the leading factor inhibiting long term and sustainable growth across multiple sectors in emerging countries is insecure land tenure. Ghana will have the first iteration of our operation, platform, and system. BitLand has a chance to change the game not just only Ghana, or Africa, but the world.

Founder - Narigamba Mwinsuubo  


CSO - L. Christopher Bates


COO - Elliot Hedman


Financial Advisor - Ryan Berry


Web Admin - Brock Hager


Advisor - Ronny Boesing


Website: www.bitland.world
Whitepaper: http://www.bitland.world/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Bitland_Whitepaper.pdf
Bitland FAQ: http://www.bitland.world/frequently-asked-questions/
Additional Purchase Information: http://www.bitland.world/how-to-purchase-cadastrals/
Contact: http://www.bitland.world/contact-bitland/
9  Other / Meta / Marketplace / Services board floods quickly... suggested child boards. on: December 15, 2015, 02:59:11 PM
I have my video agency's main thread in the services section, and quite a lot of customers find us that way. We make videos for blockchain businesses exclusively.

To bad it only stays on first page for a couple of hours, since all those signature or "sign up here to get X" threads get a ton of replies.

I suggest a simple fix ; a "campaigns" child board. That way people can find other services more easily.

Jay or nay ?
10  Economy / Services / Want to hire : Skilled animator on: April 17, 2015, 05:48:43 PM
Hypercube studios needs a skilled cartoon animator, and FAST !

We need someone with a cool style who can make short animations that will be used as stickers in a chat app.
We will provide you with examples that you will remake in your own style.

Contact me for more details. It's required that you can show your work to be able to get this job. Pay will be good !

We'll probably have a lot of work for you in the future if we're happy with you.

11  Other / Meta / Marketplace is being over run by spam offers on: February 08, 2015, 11:07:01 AM
I run a legit, valuable service for the Bitcoin community by making videos to promote and explain.
Our announcement thread, however, gets bumped from the front page in just a couple of hours, mainly because of super low content and vapor value offers for example :

- 10.000 likes on facebook for 0.001 BTC ( that will get your account suspended, but oh well )
- 1k followers on Twitter for 0.01 BTC ( fake accounts of course, that look fake to )
- Yet another lists of faucets where you can earn 1 dollar worth of bitcoin if you click it 500 times a day

and all those doxing services, organised by scammers that bump their own accounts with sock puppets asking " Do you accept Escrow ?"

A few weeks ago it was less of a problem then now.

Will mods delete this threads if they get reported ? Or can anyone just offer ANYTHING for sale, no matter the value ?
12  Economy / Services / Want to earn some extra Bitcoin ? on: January 01, 2015, 11:23:29 PM
Hypercube Studios is expanding

Some very talented motion graphics artists have recently joined our team. We're rapidly working through the current backlog of orders, and are now in the position where we can offer incentives to certain people to bring in new clients.

The referral fee will be 10% per finished job. Expect to make $25 - $100 per referral, sometimes a bit more or less.

What we do NOT want is people to spam our service by pm or engage in other activities that damages our good reputation.
That's why potential referrers have to be approved by us first.
Here are some qualities we are looking for in people to work with. They must be :

  • Mature
  • Respectful
  • Knowledgeable of our services and crypto in general
  • Trusted and respected in the community
  • 100% fluent in English


People who have been around the crypto world for a while and have a wide network in dev teams and communities would be preferential.

Your job will be to seek out potential clients and inform them of what Hypercube does and how we can be of service. Interested parties will then be introduced to me, and we will handle the negotiation of terms. You'll be paid your fee when the clients agrees to the contract.

Feel free to post any questions here.
For more information about Hypercube Studios, check out our bitcointalk thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=743696.0
And for more videos check out www.hypercubestudios.net

Apply for this position by PM.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / delete on: January 01, 2015, 10:56:18 PM
delete please
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Great podcast episode on altcoins from Sovryn Tech - thoughts ? on: December 22, 2014, 05:11:20 PM
https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech/sovryn-tech-ep-0104-altcoins-are-bullshit

Do you guys know Brian Sovryn from Sovryn Tech ? Great anarchist podcast.

What do you think about his opinion that only Bitcoin, NXT and Madesafecoin or to be taken seriously ?
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Safe but anonymous exchange ? on: August 28, 2014, 08:19:30 PM
I like to keep my BTC away from the taxman. That means I won't use my real name in connection with my BTC anywhere.
It is, however, very hard these days to trade BTC - USD without providing proof of identity.

Solutions ?

I now use BTC-E but that place is so shady, I can totally see it simply go offline and disapear one of these days. They have 0 accountability.

16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Viper Scrypt ASIC 50 Mh/s for sale : 0.45 BTC on: June 02, 2014, 09:21:31 AM
Hello everyone.


I have a pre-order that I'm willing to part with. The Viper has been upgraded to 10x as much hashpower as it originally was, and will ship in July.
I'll give you a 55% discount on the preorder, 0.45 BTC instead of 1, at current BTC price.

If you're a trusted member of this forum, I'll send you my login information first, then you can simply change shipping adress and ship it to yourself, after full payment.

If I don't know you, you can send me the BTC first, or we can set up an escrow for which we will  split the costs.

17  Economy / Computer hardware / Viper Scrypt ASIC 50 Mh/s for sale : 0.45 BTC on: June 02, 2014, 09:21:05 AM
Hello everyone.


I have a pre-order that I'm willing to part with. The Viper has been upgraded to 10x as much hashpower as it originally was, and will ship in July.
I'll give you a 55% discount on the preorder, 0.45 BTC instead of 1, at current BTC price.

If you're a trusted member of this forum, I'll send you my login information first, then you can simply change shipping adress and ship it to yourself, after full payment.

If I don't know you, you can send me the BTC first, or we can set up an escrow for which we will  split the costs.

18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Hironews - The latest news from Hirocoin - #2 on: April 17, 2014, 06:09:39 AM
        And here it is, slightly delayed :  the second edition of Hironews. The aim of this newsletter is to keep you informed of all that's going on in the wonderful world of Hirocoin. Hironews will be released every two weeks.


      We present our new logo !

      We love this logo because it expresses what we stand for, and it's very easy on the eyes.  Cheesy
      Open, friendly, professional and secure. It's simple and easy to recognise. The color green symbolizes growth.
      And the logo has a Japanese vibe to it, which resonates with the name Hiro.

      Congrats to Basun, who has won 36,000 Hirocoin with his winning submission.

      Now that we have our new logo, we're ready to have a nice video made by a very talented artist. He's made promotional videos that we are very impressed with.



      We keep your hard earned HIROs safe


      The recent addition of NGW ( Nite’s Gravity Well )  is a prime example of this. NGW is cutting edge. It does a great job in mitigating a major vulnerability in KGW. Nite's fix limits the most extreme changes in difficulty by a time warp attack possible. Here's how : What an attacker can do is generate a series of blocks with future time stamps with very little spacing between them. By doing so, the attacker can pump up difficulty by a massive amount. This fix sets a minimum for the space between these spammed blocks of 1 second where in the past it could have been 0.

      In layman's terms, the fix further protects the network from malicious activity, safeguarding your investment.

      Just a day after the Heartbleed attack was unveiled to the world, n00bsysop and Hiro have worked around the clock to remove this threat. Web comic XKCD made a great explanation on how Heartbleed works.




      Change of management & organizational structure


      While Hiro enjoyed founding Hirocoin and getting the ball rolling, he’d rather focus on his passion : coding.  He has left strategic planning in the hands of Joerii. ( yes, the writer of this newsletter ).

      What does this mean for you, distinguished reader ?  One thing is that the organization structure has changed, to make it easier and more inviting for new talent to join us.

      Here's why Hirocoin is such a great community to join

      We now have a “departments” part of the forum where you’ll find four departments and their objectives ( at the time of writing : work in progress ). Joining a team is open to everyone who agrees with our values of transparency, cooperation and ethical behaviour. Teams are coordinated by leaders who ensure that our short and long term objectives are met. Objectives come from  the Think Tank, the place where  researchers and dreamers meet to brainstorm about Hirocoin. Come join  one or multiple teams and grow Hirocoin into a digital currency built for the future !



      Community leaders are no longer anonymous.


      Joeri "Joerii" Pross ( strategic planning and community manager ) and
      Xander "n00bsys0p" Shepherd ( leader of the development department )



      Joerii and n00bsys0p  have decided to show their faces. It fits the new direction we’ve chosen to go in. We also think it’s good for Hirocoin’s image : we have nothing to hide and are available to anyone.

      This does not mean that everyone has to do the same, but it will be required of all future  leaders in our community.



      New features on Hirocoin.org



      “How profitable is Hirocoin to mine right now?”  
       “Whats the balance of my grandmothers Hirocoin wallet?”
      “How do I chat with Hiro himself ?”


      These questions will soon be easy to answer.


      • The block explorer is now online.
       
      • n00bsys0p has ported Abe to X11. That means that he added some code to Abe that allowed it to support X11 coins, and those changes have been added to the official release of Abe . For us non-techies : We have a nice block explorer now that works like a charm.
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      • A Hirocoin mining calc is about to be integrated into our site.
      • You’ll see how many coins you can expect and how much those are worth in the fiat currency of your choice (many currencies can be supported).
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      • Jabber support is in the final stages of testing.
      • Jabber is the original open instant messaging (IM) technology. You’ll be able to instantly join a channel with your forum login name, no extra registering required. Better looking and with more options then IRC, and you even get a custom "you AT jabber.hirocoin.org" Jabber ID you can add any of your Jabber friends to.
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      Why don’t we pump Hirocoin ?

      We’ve been blamed for not being more dramatic, for not making any promises and for not buying up our own coin to raise it’s price. For not releasing a new killer app every few days.

      We don’t do these things because it’s against what we stand for. We follow an ethics based approach and strive to be 100% honest and transparent. Hirocoin will have to become more valuable on it’s own merit. Not only as a speculative vehicle, but as an actual means of payment and transfer of resources. And we’ll release a new feature when it’s done, or very close to it.

      Marketing is part of this, manipulation and vaporware is not.

      Our main objective is to become the next tier in digital currency. First there was SHA-256, then there was Scrypt, and now there’s X11. The valuable features of Hirocoin  and its super community will make it the premier X11 coin.

            
      19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Hirocoin Logo Design Contest on: April 08, 2014, 03:05:36 PM
      Dear Friends,

      Hirocoin is evolving. There has been a discussion and poll about our logo, and while the initial results where clearly in favor of keeping the logo how it was, we now see a 50-50 split to change it.
      We've decided to go ahead and ask the community to create a more professional looking logo.

      Here are the core points we want to put across :

      • Secure
      • Advanced
      • Trustworthy
      • Digital
      • Hirocoin is a payment gateway

      For colors ; we like green and/or blue.

      After a week we'll select 5 logos and post a poll were we allow the community to vote on their favorite logo.

      The current bounty is 36,000 HIRO.

      Are you a Hirocoin supporter ? Do you want to help to increase the number and quality of entries to the contest ?
      Send any ammount of HIRO to the following adres : HLRUJao3JD1CVCYtJFDdAHigqYjDeNHgQu

      If you want to be on the list of donators, send me a PM first.
      If, for any reason, the contest is cancelled, we will return all donations to their senders.
      Click on this link to view the address in the block explorer : http://explorer.hirocoin.org/address/HLRUJao3JD1CVCYtJFDdAHigqYjDeNHgQu

      For a list of donations received so far you can visit out forum : https://www.hirocoin.org/forum/index.php?topic=81.0
      20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Hironews Issue # 1 - Hirocoin Newsletter ! on: April 02, 2014, 02:11:36 PM
      Lo and behold, the first edition of Hironews. The aim of this newsletter is to keep you informed of all that's going on in the wonderful world of Hirocoin. Hironews will be released every two weeks.


      Don't look now... but I think we are being followed

      Actually, I am talking about Twitter ! We are fast approaching 700 followers now. We are off to a good start on Twitter and this is good, especially for a new coin  It's safe to say that most of the altcoin scene knows who we are and what we're all about. We plan on using Twitter as one of our primary social media channels to get the latest updates to you, noble reader. If you are not currently following us then get on and start now.


      @Hirocoin on Twitter

      We are also on Facebook so if that is more your kind of thing then please follow us on there. Updates are put out through both locations simultaneously.

      Hirocoin on Facebook


      Mythical Botnet

      There were reports of a mystical botnet mining Hirocoin with colossal mining power. The fact is there was no botnet at all. There is a known flaw in stratum that allows you to submit many more shares than you actually could mine. So you can mine with let's say 100KH but make it appear that you are mining with 10,000KH. They are not actually providing that amount of work and coins are not being mined faster.

      What happens is that since the pool thinks that they are mining the lion's share that they deserve the majority of the coins that are actually mined. So you fake 95% of the pools hash power and get 95% of the coins mined when they were only putting in a very small share.

      This is an old issue that has come back to life with pool operators using unpatched pool software. The issue has been raised in on GitHub and a an example of how to recreate the problem using  a mining stratum proxy is in the link below. Apparently the pool has since patched the vulnerability.

      https://github.com/Crypto-Expert/stratum-mining/issues/313


      Where has HIC gone?

      Do not worry, Hirocoin is still there but under the new ticker symbol HIRO. Which is easier on the eye, and does not conflict with Hawaicoin. To be fair Hawaicoin claimed HIC before Hirocoin did so we did the right thing and changed our abbreviation. So there you have it, we are now HIRO. There were a few calls from people to change to HIRO before we realised these was a clash so it was an easy move to make.


      X11 is the new Scrypt


      ASIC resitant for the foreseable future, energy efficient, super GPU friendly, and , lets face it : sexy.  Hirocoin and Darkcoin are the only X11 coins right now, but the community of science-loving smart people of Einsteinium have recently voted on changing their hashing algorithm. X11 won by a landslide. Then there is a faction of Litecoin supporters that are lobbying to fork Litecoin to be powered by X11. It is reassuring to see that X11 is becoming a popular with altcoin enthusiasts, X11 is becoming well known and is poised to be a first choice for GPU miners when the Scrypt ASICs start to dominate Scrypt mining.
      Here's an interesting post comparing Hirocoin to the situation Litecoin was in, one year ago.


      Open Bounties


      We are in need of an Android wallet and offer 2 Bitcoins to anyone who can make one for us. There is already a working wallet out there with KGW running, the next step is to implement the X11 algorithm into the wallet. DarkCoin also offer a bounty for this work and use X11 so there is the potential to claim multiple bounties for a working X11 wallet.

      Are you capable of tackling the challenge of coding an Nvidia miner for X11 ? Succesfully doing so will net you 20.000 HIRO's, not to mention fame and glory.

      Building the Hirocoin team

      "Don't ask what your altcoin can do for you, but what you can do for your altcoin" - MaGNeT

      Hirocoin is looking for new members to strenghten the team. Actually, it's you were looking for. Yes, I can see your pointing at your face with a puzzled look. Yes, YOU! Whatever your skill is, you are welcome to join us. Check out the Promotion Subforum or PM yours truly.


      Aw, look how cute, he's playing with an airplane with total disregard for human life!

      Our logo has sparked a bit of controversy. It's not very businesslike. Then again, that was never the aim, says Hiro. "Crypto is too serious already". HiroSGate suggested we might slowly change the logo into something more serious over time.  He came up with a fun way to make that transition, which you can read about here. MatAuc12 thinks it would be good to change it to the X11 logo. Tyarlande created some mockups of what improvements might look like.


      Cswolfe made his case to leave it as it is, as we can always be serious later. In the current phase, a fun image is better suited to us then a corporate one. Then there's Flashcrash, who thinks our current logo is unprofessional and invokes feelings that have no place in a currency. In the end, the results from the poll were pretty clear. We're keeping the logo exactly how it is, at least for now (or until we get sued for using a monster that er... looks familiar).


      And to finish this first issue of Hironews, the winner of the recent meme contest:

      Created by Magalhanze

      Warm regards, Joerii
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