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August 30, 2015, 09:28:03 PM
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I am a member from the Gethashing.com forum and have not posted over here before, so please forgive me if there is a better section for something like this.
Though I am a new account here, please reference my history over there and I also ask anyone familiar with me who may also have an account here to speak up as to my reputation  Smiley

All information is copied from the thread over at Gethashing and the details will be maintained on that forum.
Posting over here is an attempt to reach a wider audience for a good cause!
I ask that even if people are unfamiliar with colored coins, they still consider a donation either directly to the ALS association or via BTC to address 1FpDMSAodLibk26sQTTZr9X2WEjnFecG882.
*Only colored coin sales will be matched per below*

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Bits 4 ALS is a charity fundraiser using colored coins to support donations for the ALS association. The motivation behind this is my wife, who was accepted to run for charity for the ALS association in the Chicago marathon.
As part of running, the goal is to raise awareness of the disease and to help raise funding for the organization and I figured it would be a fun way to get some exposure for the crypto community.

What is ALS?
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. "A" means no. "Myo" refers to muscle, and "Trophic" means nourishment – "No muscle nourishment." When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis") in the region.

Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their demise. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, people may lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. The motor nerves that are affected when you have ALS are the motor neurons that provide voluntary movements and muscle control. Examples of voluntary movements are making the effort to reach for a smart phone or step off a curb. These actions are controlled by the muscles in the arms and legs.

There are two different types of ALS, sporadic and familial. Sporadic which is the most common form of the disease in the U.S., is 90 – 95 percent of all cases. It may affect anyone, anywhere. Familial ALS (FALS) accounts for 5 to 10 percent of all cases in the U.S. Familial ALS means the disease is inherited. In those families, there is a 50% chance each offspring will inherit the gene mutation and may develop the disease. French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot discovered the disease in 1869.

ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and approximately 20,000 Americans can have the disease at any given time (although this number fluctuates). For unknown reasons, military veterans are approximately twice as likely to be diagnosed with the disease than the general public. Notable individuals who have been diagnosed with ALS include baseball great Lou Gehrig, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Toto bassist Mike Porcaro, Senator Jacob Javits, actor David Niven, “Sesame Street” creator Jon Stone, boxing champion Ezzard Charles, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player George Yardley, golf caddie Bruce Edwards, , musician Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), photographer Eddie Adams, entertainer Dennis Day, jazz musician Charles Mingus, former vice president of the United States Henry A. Wallace, U.S. Army General Maxwell Taylor, and NFL football players Steve Gleason, O.J. Brigance and Tim Shaw

The Asset Details
https://www.coinprism.info/asset/AatfdkpCiVW8vfxXQRdR6Dqmp5PUJzuNMi3
Assets will be sold for 0.005 BTC each via crowdsale on coinprism and there will be an unlimited amount for sale until September 30th 2015, at which time all sales will stop, the BTC converted to $, and a donation made to the ALS association of all proceeds in the name of the Bitcoin community.

As validation of the donation, I will provide screenshots and provide further personal information to the GH team (Team members of the Gethashing Forum) so they may independently validate the donation was made in the spirit of PoE.

In addition, I will personally match BTC for BTC, all asset sales (regardless of the amount it ultimately ends up being.......)
The match may be slightly delayed depending on volume, but everyone should be able to track it via the following address setup to accept revenue from the crowdsale 1FpDMSAodLibk26sQTTZr9X2WEjnFecG882

To purchase, please send the appropriate amount of BTC to the following address:

Asset Address: akRn6bbz96pcHcGGET5ZkW1Rbqqux9vPLTe
Legacy BTC Address: 1FpDMSAodLibk26sQTTZr9X2WEjnFecG88
Make sure to ONLY send from a color aware wallet.
All issuing fees are paid by me instead of the buyer

This asset is strictly a "thank you" for your support towards the ALS association and as such has been labeled a collectible (non-revenue generating)

For those who are skeptics, or do not want or understand colored coins, I encourage you to directly donate to the ALS association via their website.
Those donations will not be matched by me, but still go to a worthy cause none the less and open up the use of credit cards or paypal instead of using Bitcoin if folks so prefer.

If anyone has questions or suggestions, please let me know.
Thanks!

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August 31, 2015, 10:57:08 AM
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Good to see that you've decided to post this here too Reilly.
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August 31, 2015, 01:04:47 PM
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I am a member from the Gethashing.com forum and have not posted over here before, so please forgive me if there is a better section for something like this.
Though I am a new account here, please reference my history over there and I also ask anyone familiar with me who may also have an account here to speak up as to my reputation  Smiley

I can vouch for ThePeddler being an upstanding member of the GH community. I think this is a great way to donate to a great cause.

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September 01, 2015, 12:03:43 PM
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30 days left to go!
As of now, we have raised 0.91011008 BTC.

Since there is little response over here, is there a better section of the forum where such a thread belongs so it doesn't get lost in the off-topic section?
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September 01, 2015, 02:50:52 PM
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30 days left to go!
As of now, we have raised 0.91011008 BTC.

Since there is little response over here, is there a better section of the forum where such a thread belongs so it doesn't get lost in the off-topic section?

I don't think there is a special section for charities/fundraisers/etc but you can try posting in Meta and ask:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=24.0

Someone there might know something I don't.

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