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1  Economy / Services / Re: [For Hire] Professional Writer, Editor, and Proofreader! on: February 29, 2020, 02:44:45 AM
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2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 28, 2020, 06:59:45 PM
//Lots of stuff

I get the overall picture here (though I will say a lot of this goes above my comprehension right now), and I have to say that I like the theory behind it. I'm really all for anything that helps give DVC value because that also ends up getting it onto more exchanges and accepted by more merchants, all of which are positive for DVC's growth. It's one of the oldest coins -- it shouldn't be too hard to get it accepted places if it can get revived value-wise.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 26, 2020, 10:30:24 PM
Hey everybody!

Round 103 is finally here as of block 412000. It was a smooth round in regards to operations. All active file custodians synced on timely manner. Kudos for that!

Now lets do some numbers to demonstrate my point of view in regards to inflation, or effective inflation if you prefer. Devcoin core is setup to ~10% yearly inflation since inception. But things aren't that simple anymore. Since the Devcoin Foundation controls 90% of the newly generated coins and we have most of them sent to cold wallets, inflation has drastically reduced to %0.5. I hope that this motivates HODLers to start spending their Devcoins, since they control huge reserves. In the other hand, the Devcoin Foundation should keep its funds frozen as much as possible. So we need to keep our very low profile budget to keep operations working at minimum cost.

Ideas?

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

Low inflation is a great solution for the problem that was ongoing, in that it helps turn DVC into a currency instead of a HODL coin. That said, it needs to have uses as well: exchanges, stores or services, etc. Has there been any headway in any of these yet? In the past we were just on some bad exchanges (like Vircurex or whatever it's called), which had little to no volume. Also, if I can get a heads-up when it's time each round, I'd love to reclaim my position as file custodian.

We need to have a true Block 0 that ties us to forms of currency known to the masses and not just the creators of DevCoin.

As far as I know the only proof of DVC Block 0 is in wiki's and log files from the software. Not on any explorers.

When you say "Block 0" are you talking about the genesis block? Every cryptocurrency has one -- even premined ones. So I'm not sure what you're getting at with this.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 26, 2020, 07:04:12 PM
Hey everybody!

Round 103 is finally here as of block 412000. It was a smooth round in regards to operations. All active file custodians synced on timely manner. Kudos for that!

Now lets do some numbers to demonstrate my point of view in regards to inflation, or effective inflation if you prefer. Devcoin core is setup to ~10% yearly inflation since inception. But things aren't that simple anymore. Since the Devcoin Foundation controls 90% of the newly generated coins and we have most of them sent to cold wallets, inflation has drastically reduced to %0.5. I hope that this motivates HODLers to start spending their Devcoins, since they control huge reserves. In the other hand, the Devcoin Foundation should keep its funds frozen as much as possible. So we need to keep our very low profile budget to keep operations working at minimum cost.

Ideas?

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

Low inflation is a great solution for the problem that was ongoing, in that it helps turn DVC into a currency instead of a HODL coin. That said, it needs to have uses as well: exchanges, stores or services, etc. Has there been any headway in any of these yet? In the past we were just on some bad exchanges (like Vircurex or whatever it's called), which had little to no volume. Also, if I can get a heads-up when it's time each round, I'd love to reclaim my position as file custodian.
5  Economy / Goods / Re: *New Stock* Free Stickers! Free Shipping! FreeBitcoins.com! (Pens too) on: February 24, 2020, 11:25:16 PM
I just wanted to say that this thread made me smile. I love how passionate BAC seems to be about all of this!

Thank you very much.  I wake up and go to bed doing this.  Tongue

Unrelated idea:

Just throwing this out there as an idea to people... you can totally drop-ship these in your shop or whatever.  When you get an order, just PM me the address.

Make it $1 for a random sticker or something.  You make $1, I get to mail out a sticker and someone gets free shipping + a sticker! 

Has this given any noticeable difference in visits/site usage yet, or mostly just doing this just because?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 24, 2020, 11:23:58 PM
I am following the current progress and am hopeful to see what we spent so much time and effort on come back to life in a new and improved way.

Not sure if you have heard that Justin Sun of TRON fame has purchased Steemit Inc., their web portal and stake (21%-ish). This could make things interesting with #DevSTEEM.

Here's a link to his introduction posting:

https://steemit.com/steem/@justinsunsteemit/excited-about-tron-and-steem-steemit-collaboration

Glad things have settled down for you, ranlo.

- Nova

Thanks!

Yeah, I'll be honest, with everything I had going on during the reviving process I just couldn't balance it. My life was going up and down ridiculously like a roller coaster and I wasn't able to properly commit to what needed to be done as part of the administration team. I partially hold myself responsible for not being there when everything was being organized because I could have possibly made a difference. That said, I am following the current progress and am hopeful to see what we spent so much time and effort on come back to life in a new and improved way.
That wasn't directed at you, and you shouldn't hold yourself responsible at all.
Sorry to hear things have been tough. Take care

Maybe not directly but had I been around more I probably could have helped get things back on track. And thanks!
7  Economy / Gambling / Re: ⭐ Crypto-Games.net ⭐ 0.8% House Edge on Dice ⭐Largest Wagering contest...ever ⭐ on: February 23, 2020, 09:49:52 PM
Terrible news. At least you could had allowed current investors to keep their investment. Eventually you would had achieved your goal of decreasing the investments from "outsiders" anyway, but this way you would at least let those that helped you grow stay with you, while still getting a fee from their investment profit. I'm very disappointed.

I think it's reasonable to be disappointed, but I also think it's reasonable for them to change terms or cancel investments (even if abruptly). A bankroll investment sort of has this nice liquidity aspect, where you can pull your funds at any time -- but i think it's fair that that cuts both ways. I'd obviously feel very different if the investment was some sort of tokens or stake of the actual business but you (or at least me) don't invest in a site because it'll be profitable in the future, but because it's currently worth the risk/reward.

When I ran my casino, I always just had a private bankroll as I had enough funds that I could do that, and I suspect as crowd funded casinos themselves make enough money "going private" is just a sort of natural end and a positive outcome (compared to something that keeps investors up at night: exit-scam risk).


I think the other natural end would be the casino keeps increasing the commissions to the point that it still makes sense for them to keep having a crowd funded bankroll (e.g. 75%+ commissions on profit). I've always wondered if that would be preferable? Or would just generate too much bad will

Regarding buying "shares" in the casino, that could be an interesting option but quite harder to structure, the current system is way simpler.

75% would surely make most investors withdraw, and those that wouldn't would be paying so much that it should be attractive enough for the casino to keep them. At least in that case investors would have the option to stay, instead of being thrown away like nothing after years of helping them.

I'm going to agree that the site should have some way to benefit long-term investors. Some have been here since the site launched and have only continued to build their stake (and show trust) in the site's various coins. It's sad to see this situation happen. I understand WHY it is happening, and from a business perspective it makes sense, but there should be some way to say "thanks" for everyone who helped make the site possible and successful in the first place.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 23, 2020, 09:47:49 PM
Had a PM basically blaming me for this and asking me to step down my role as custodian so I may be kicked from the community... been a fun and enjoyable 8 years and sorry to see it end like this for a file that took me just over a week to upload. If it that crucial then need MORE custodians to help not less. some very backwards thinking going on and I can suddenly see why ctya was having issues. I will stop everything immediately if I do leave as there is no point when the fun has stopped.

Fuzzybear
That's ludicrous but sums up 'community' progress.
Cheers for the efforts Fuzzy, and for sticking with it way longer than I had patience for.

Yeah, I'll be honest, with everything I had going on during the reviving process I just couldn't balance it. My life was going up and down ridiculously like a roller coaster and I wasn't able to properly commit to what needed to be done as part of the administration team. I partially hold myself responsible for not being there when everything was being organized because I could have possibly made a difference. That said, I am following the current progress and am hopeful to see what we spent so much time and effort on come back to life in a new and improved way.
9  Economy / Goods / Re: *New Stock* Free Stickers! Free Shipping! FreeBitcoins.com! (Pens too) on: February 23, 2020, 07:14:01 PM
I just wanted to say that this thread made me smile. I love how passionate BAC seems to be about all of this!
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 05, 2020, 02:15:56 AM
Hey everybody,

I have to inform that round 102 started with the already known fallback reduction, which happens when file custodians aren't in sync. This time we have learned something knew, as soon as the custodians are in sync, the network goes back to normal, producing 50k new Devcoins per block. The fallback reduction started on block 408000 and stopped on block 408322, so we have 322 blocks with the penalty.

What was the cause?

In the first place I found that one custodian synced too late, again. For the safety of the network, we need a new file custodian to take over. In the second place, two file custodians were affected by a miss-configuration in the DNS, which forced redirection to HTTPS, this is a known bug that has been fixed already and is included in the latest release of Devcoin core. It is very well known that the world is deprecating HTTP, so we are now forced to upgrade our nodes to the latest release, or at least patch them with the HTTPS fix. More info here: https://github.com/devcoin/core/issues/77 At the time of writting, 20% of the network is running Devcoin 0.8.6

Let's make round 103 pass smooth!

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

Had a PM basically blaming me for this and asking me to step down my role as custodian so I may be kicked from the community... been a fun and enjoyable 8 years and sorry to see it end like this for a file that took me just over a week to upload. If it that crucial then need MORE custodians to help not less. some very backwards thinking going on and I can suddenly see why ctya was having issues. I will stop everything immediately if I do leave as there is no point when the fun has stopped.

Fuzzybear

I missed this event but I really hope this isn't the case. You've been a major part of DVC for a long time while we worked together. I believe I was also removed as file custodian but I had stopped uploading files when I stopped getting messages, Sad.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: February 01, 2020, 02:28:00 AM
Hey everybody,

I have to inform that round 102 started with the already known fallback reduction, which happens when file custodians aren't in sync. This time we have learned something knew, as soon as the custodians are in sync, the network goes back to normal, producing 50k new Devcoins per block. The fallback reduction started on block 408000 and stopped on block 408322, so we have 322 blocks with the penalty.

What was the cause?

In the first place I found that one custodian synced too late, again. For the safety of the network, we need a new file custodian to take over. In the second place, two file custodians were affected by a miss-configuration in the DNS, which forced redirection to HTTPS, this is a known bug that has been fixed already and is included in the latest release of Devcoin core. It is very well known that the world is deprecating HTTP, so we are now forced to upgrade our nodes to the latest release, or at least patch them with the HTTPS fix. More info here: https://github.com/devcoin/core/issues/77 At the time of writting, 20% of the network is running Devcoin 0.8.6

Let's make round 103 pass smooth!

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

If I can get pings each month for the new files I can ensure that they're uploaded to my mirror within 24h of a PM going forward (usually much faster, within minutes, but just in case I'm asleep and have to take off immediately after I wake up or whatever).
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: January 29, 2020, 09:36:24 PM
Hi, DVC admins! I want to start off by apologizing for my absence. Over the past couple years I've gone through major life changes and my health has deteriorated significantly. Mixed with DVC as a whole having been a bit stagnant at the time, I continued what I could but didn't really see much going on regarding my jobs (Inspector Factotum, for example, I had been doing, but there wasn't a lot of writing). I want to say that I appreciate you all keeping the project alive and rebooting what we all spent so much time and effort on in the past!

I'm finally getting to a point where my health is at least normalized (though still fairly bad), but I would be happy to rejoin as an administrator in the future when I'm to a point where I feel my contributions would warrant holding a position.

Thank you all again!
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: August 02, 2019, 02:43:41 AM
Taxes on crypto are getting too complicated and dangerous:
https://www.reddit.com/r/tax/comments/9tcnu8/did_i_ruin_my_life_by_trading_crypto/

The problems are the following:

1. The tax code for crypto is ambiguous, there is no widely agreed upon way to calculate taxes.
2. When exchanges fail, the trading information is lost, so it can be impossible to calculate trading gains and losses.
3. Accounting fees can be very high for crypto trading, sometimes more than the actual money made.
4. It is possible to owe more in taxes than was actually cashed out.
5. The rules change, and some of those changes are retroactive, so even if taxes are filed correctly today, in future tax collectors can claim that the taxes were not filed correctly and impose arbitrary penalties.

Devcoin is worth very little, but the accounting fees and risks are still high. It's a lot of hassle for little gain.

Because of this, unfortunately, I am going to resign from devcoin, until taxes are simplified or there's a big tax free cryptocoin jurisdiction, which I don't expect to happen for a long time if ever.

I don't want anyone to get in trouble because of something I'm doing or developing. I'll do the accounting for round 94, after that devcoin developers can handle the receiver files however they want.

I'm sorry for leaving. I wish there was another way, but I don't see one.

Hi Unthinkingbit,

This note is to publicly let you know that after a long internal discussion I'm proposing myself for running accounting from round 97. It took some time, but we are finally on the same page with the admin team, which is vital to keep running this project. Thanks for your trust on the devcoin developers for holding this big responsibility. We are doing our best to honor your legacy!

Also, I want to take a moment to say thank you for the Devcoin project! Which otherwise won't be possible without your initiative, courage and hard work through all these years, even more for those things that only founders do in silence to keep the dream alive. You'll always have my profound respect and gratitude Unthinkingbit!

May we meet again.

- develCuy







I want to state that I wholeheartedly agree with him taking on this role. He's got great ideas and really wants to help push this forward, and I am behind him 100%!
14  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Solar Powered Bitcoin Lottery on: June 28, 2019, 02:22:56 AM
If you are able to generate solar energy and you use it for a fruitless mining endeavor, you are in fact losing money as you could be using that energy to reduce your electricity bill or selling it to the provider to make some cash.

The smaller USB miners require almost zero electricity, so they're likely using solar to power that little bit. It wouldn't be enough to power much else (so no selling excess back, no reducing usage elsewhere).
15  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: ►SteamGamesBTC.com◄ Automatic 24/7 BOT 20% OFF + Steam Wallet Cards on: June 28, 2019, 02:20:18 AM
Hi
Transaction Code: e642fbb43e5cc4ed6eb78f7e0e39cdce

Order Status: Processing

Payment Status: Confirmed

Date Paid: 2019-06-26 16:06:12 (0.00169552 BTC)


But not received yet !

Reach out to them at admin@steamgamesbtc.com as well, as it may be faster than the forums. They should be fairly quick to help you!
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Top 10 Risks Of Bitcoin Investing (And How To Avoid Them) on: April 23, 2019, 09:36:39 PM
Investment is always risky, It's on bitcoin or on gold or something else.If you can't accept the risk you can't gain profits.And thanks to the OP the information you collected, pretty well how to avoid these risks.Not only for newbie but also for the investor, It's a readable thread.Despite of risks, I believe in bitcoin still now because bitcoin doesn’t disappoint me. 
IMO,Gold is not an risky investment and it is not to be considered as an investment most of the time because the value of gold is not increasing too much every year which is more like storage of value to avoid from inflation.

Gold only has value because people say it does, though, otherwise it's just another mineral in the ground. It's no different than copper or anything else aside from people wanting it. The same is true with fiat money, cryptos, etc. So it can definitely be a risky investment.
17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Two things: best forum software? And... Admins needed on: April 20, 2019, 08:51:48 AM
I am looking for reccomendations on the vest forum software for a community and project discussion.  Something like what bitcointalk is using.

Second, are there any admin volunteers who would work for free until we start earning revenue? 

Thoughts?

phpBB is the best free forum software, with a massive community behind it and thousands of plugins and tutorials to do just about anything you could want. vBulletin is the best paid one, with the same concept but much more beautiful software and a company that backs it instead of just volunteers. Really, both are great pieces of software, but phpBB can also be used while growing and vBulletin after it takes off (if it does) as well since everything can be imported and moved over easily.
18  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Crypto Club for Newbies on: April 20, 2019, 08:49:42 AM
I am nervous about talking about it in a forum but no idea is a new idea. It's all about implementation.  I need people to tell me the truth so I don't waste time and money!! Creating a startup is stressful enough. LOL

My developers and myself are all US based. We are also working on some other ideas by implementing our own wallet for our users crpyto (security is a MAJOR concern), this legally bypasses some US security/trading laws.

I am almost positive that seasoned traders wouldn't join our service. The service would be marketed towards newbies and people who just want to sit back and collect crypto. I would hope that seasoned traders would be happy when we succeed since we would be introducing new users to the market.

We talked to a consultant who recommend we create a business in Hong Kong but that just seems non-trustworthy. We want to be 100000% legit but all the paperwork for the US is so expensive. So we are now looking for investors.
I don't know... if you saw a business created in Hong Kong with a US team, would you still use the service?


I think it's a good idea in concept but it depends on how well it all plays out. Too many sites have promised similar things, especially when it comes to investment groups, where the people running them either ran them into the ground or flat-out scammed. For this to work, I think most people would need to know what makes you different from everyone else and why it will succeed.
19  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Blockchain ✔- VR ✔- 3D ✔- MMO ✔- Simulator ✔- Bold claims ✔ on: April 20, 2019, 08:47:21 AM
This looks like a cool project, and as a gamer myself, I love seeing people who are bridging the blockchain and games together in different ways. That said, one thing that really stood out was on the Kickstarter, there's almost no images -- it's almost pure text, and it's full of grammatical errors. I'm sure that's something that will put off a lot of people that are worried about vaporware, which is all too common.

That said, I'll follow this and see where it goes. Are you looking for any sort of partners? I'm a professional editor/proofreader and can help with all forward-facing content if I see that the project shows promise!
20  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Idea for Bitcoin tipping app on: April 20, 2019, 08:40:15 AM
This is pretty much the concept of the Brave browser, is it not? Where you are tipping based on content you like and such? Just with Bitcoin instead. Or how are the two different, in your eyes?
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