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January 23, 2016, 02:39:15 AM
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Hey guys,

As the EGC marketing director, I'd like to know if there are any new and different ways we could potentially promote our community. Remember, this is not just about cryptocurrencies. It's also about helping find solutions for ending deforestation and funding environmentally friendly mining projects. Obviously, as we grow and expand these projects that we take on can have better financial backing. My question is this; How would you want to see our community promoted and where?

A platform where one can buy shares in environmentally responsible and renewable projects. So we can place our staking egc into a project and get paid back as investors, or at least beneficiaries of the projects. For example, a windfarm which sells power to a community, where shareholders are paid dividends of the profit. Or a WVO biodiesel plant.

That's a great business strategy idea and one that we've tossed around a little bit. What I'm looking for is ideas for promotion of the coin itself. How do we get our name out there? What age groups have we not reached? What age groups should we be advertising to? Things like that. How can we spread the word about our project?

Well, basically there needs to be a reason for people to have it. In all honesty, renewable projects, while being a good idea, aren't overly sexy. So in order to make it attractive, it needs to be usable. Think of how this has been done in the past.

-I heard about bitcoin when I heard about the Silk Road. But it was first used to buy pizza.
-Dogecoin was made popular through silliness, then Nascar.
-Darkcoin/DASH was popular because you could buy guns with it without being caught.

EGC needs something that sets it apart, with a renewable/green angle.

For example, I always want to buy plants and seeds as I'm a keen vegetable gardner. If there was a seed or botany website I could spend EGC at, I would.
A web based head shop/dispensary/health shop would be a good place to spend EGC.

An organic products shop which sells FDA approved products like http://www.heavensentgourmet.co.nz/ and products like http://www.ecopaper.com/ would be cool, especially if discounts were given for spending EGC instead of paypal.

Those are some ideas.

With regard to sexy, while any currency can be used in illegal transactions, that is not the image we want to make for EGC. Nor silliness. Of course, no coin can be the original pioneer BTC was, but I am sure someone will buy you a pizza in exchange for enough EGC.

Your points are very valid dez82, yes it does need use. Sadly, environmental/renewable does not spark attraction, as it should. Perhaps it could be presented in a way that does.

I share your interest in agriculture, for I live on a farm. For websites to accept, we need a payment processing gateway to accept. I had previously submitted EGC for review at coinpayments.net but, this was prior to being on bittrex. Also, our market cap was almost non-existent when EGC was originally presented. Perhaps them knowing we are on bittrex and gaining market cap will help get us added. Please retweet this: https://twitter.com/SaxtonSteven/status/690519399585968129?s=03

Discounts would need be negotiated with the merchants after accepting EGC became a possibility.

Thank you for you valid points and input dez82.

Well, as you don't have the resources to devote to market testing, go ahead and build the market.

You live on a farm, does it produce goods which can be exported?(Bottled, preserved goods)
If so, and if the EGC shares the vision, then it will be no problem getting sellers on the market. It could be run like the silk road, with an escrow system and the house taking a fee on each sale, in EGC. Openbazaar may serve as a platform to run it on https://github.com/openbazaar.

Honestly though, the feeling I get about this community, while there are many great ideas and minds here, is that the motivation isn't there to do anything other than make coins and get them on exchanges. The mobile staking idea, while kind of cool, isn't doing anything outside of making more coins.
If nobody is prepared to take a risk on a project, then this coin will be worth exactly what it can be spent on, nothing.

I don't want to be negative, but I've now seen ideas being put up, including my own, and people spend more time coming up with reasons for them not to work, instead of coming up with something better. It's a very human trait to say "If I can't see it working in my head, I'm not going to pursue it."

So, I'll be excited to see if the EGC currency is used for anything, but I don't think it will.

I grow soybeans and corn that are exported globally but, no I do not package anything. I raise cattle and poultry. I sell various produce at local farmer's markets, and yes, accept and discount for crypto purchases. My own farm does not produce what might be a good candidate for what you are speaking of. However; I do personally know several farms that are setup in this business model, do ship internationally, accept crypto, and are waiting for EGC to be added to a payment processing gateway so they can. PexPeppers for example. I helped them get setup for accepting crypto long ago and they are eagerly waiting for their first EGC order. So, contrary to your prediction, it will be used. But honestly, I only mentioned agriculture to establish our common ground dez.

Yes, a stronger focus had been placed on getting us on a more trusted exchange. Because the vote deemed that focus. Also, the exchange is necessary for payment processing gateways. Which, is necessary for a large majority of merchants by the way. Other merchants that need person-to-person transfers are actively being addressed as well, as we work on the Android wallet, either in-house or out. Do you see how it all plays together? Please understand we are making strides on many fronts and, doing quite well on all, I might add. None of which work without 'the coin' so yes, we must give paramount focus to it and it's network always.

I was not saying any idea would not work, sorry if I conveyed that unintentionally in any way. Nor have I seen anyone else batting down someone else's ideas. In fact, I see people pulling together and trying to help with the ideas that are brought forth. Sure, there will be debating over the best ways for these ideas. I was just looking for you in the IRC to test something that another pi user has encountered. I will message you that information. If you still chose to assist, thank you in advance. No need to apologize for your negativity, for some of us it is just welcome fuel.

Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Smiley



Also, keep in mind, it took bitcoin two years before it was "mainstream". It's still not accepted in most places. This technology is still in its infancy. Stick with us, Dez.

Good, so you guys are serious then.

So lets look into getting things off the ground.

Let's put together a plan, get a few ideas together and set up a roadmap for getting this currency going.

I don't for a second believe that this can't be done, as long as the community is prepared to get behind it, with a fire in it's belly and actually put some initiatives in place to make EGC the next global ECO-Currency.

And yes, I was trying to get a reaction. It seems to have worked. Are we going to do something to boost renewable projects or not?!!

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January 23, 2016, 04:32:53 AM
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Yes, of course we are. Welcome aboard in doing so.  Smiley

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January 23, 2016, 09:43:46 AM
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Hey guys,

As the EGC marketing director, I'd like to know if there are any new and different ways we could potentially promote our community. Remember, this is not just about cryptocurrencies. It's also about helping find solutions for ending deforestation and funding environmentally friendly mining projects. Obviously, as we grow and expand these projects that we take on can have better financial backing. My question is this; How would you want to see our community promoted and where?

A platform where one can buy shares in environmentally responsible and renewable projects. So we can place our staking egc into a project and get paid back as investors, or at least beneficiaries of the projects. For example, a windfarm which sells power to a community, where shareholders are paid dividends of the profit. Or a WVO biodiesel plant.

That's a great business strategy idea and one that we've tossed around a little bit. What I'm looking for is ideas for promotion of the coin itself. How do we get our name out there? What age groups have we not reached? What age groups should we be advertising to? Things like that. How can we spread the word about our project?

Well, basically there needs to be a reason for people to have it. In all honesty, renewable projects, while being a good idea, aren't overly sexy. So in order to make it attractive, it needs to be usable. Think of how this has been done in the past.

-I heard about bitcoin when I heard about the Silk Road. But it was first used to buy pizza.
-Dogecoin was made popular through silliness, then Nascar.
-Darkcoin/DASH was popular because you could buy guns with it without being caught.

EGC needs something that sets it apart, with a renewable/green angle.

For example, I always want to buy plants and seeds as I'm a keen vegetable gardner. If there was a seed or botany website I could spend EGC at, I would.
A web based head shop/dispensary/health shop would be a good place to spend EGC.

An organic products shop which sells FDA approved products like http://www.heavensentgourmet.co.nz/ and products like http://www.ecopaper.com/ would be cool, especially if discounts were given for spending EGC instead of paypal.

Those are some ideas.

With regard to sexy, while any currency can be used in illegal transactions, that is not the image we want to make for EGC. Nor silliness. Of course, no coin can be the original pioneer BTC was, but I am sure someone will buy you a pizza in exchange for enough EGC.

Your points are very valid dez82, yes it does need use. Sadly, environmental/renewable does not spark attraction, as it should. Perhaps it could be presented in a way that does.

I share your interest in agriculture, for I live on a farm. For websites to accept, we need a payment processing gateway to accept. I had previously submitted EGC for review at coinpayments.net but, this was prior to being on bittrex. Also, our market cap was almost non-existent when EGC was originally presented. Perhaps them knowing we are on bittrex and gaining market cap will help get us added. Please retweet this: https://twitter.com/SaxtonSteven/status/690519399585968129?s=03

Discounts would need be negotiated with the merchants after accepting EGC became a possibility.

Thank you for you valid points and input dez82.

Well, as you don't have the resources to devote to market testing, go ahead and build the market.

You live on a farm, does it produce goods which can be exported?(Bottled, preserved goods)
If so, and if the EGC shares the vision, then it will be no problem getting sellers on the market. It could be run like the silk road, with an escrow system and the house taking a fee on each sale, in EGC. Openbazaar may serve as a platform to run it on https://github.com/openbazaar.

Honestly though, the feeling I get about this community, while there are many great ideas and minds here, is that the motivation isn't there to do anything other than make coins and get them on exchanges. The mobile staking idea, while kind of cool, isn't doing anything outside of making more coins.
If nobody is prepared to take a risk on a project, then this coin will be worth exactly what it can be spent on, nothing.

I don't want to be negative, but I've now seen ideas being put up, including my own, and people spend more time coming up with reasons for them not to work, instead of coming up with something better. It's a very human trait to say "If I can't see it working in my head, I'm not going to pursue it."

So, I'll be excited to see if the EGC currency is used for anything, but I don't think it will.

I grow soybeans and corn that are exported globally but, no I do not package anything. I raise cattle and poultry. I sell various produce at local farmer's markets, and yes, accept and discount for crypto purchases. My own farm does not produce what might be a good candidate for what you are speaking of. However; I do personally know several farms that are setup in this business model, do ship internationally, accept crypto, and are waiting for EGC to be added to a payment processing gateway so they can. PexPeppers for example. I helped them get setup for accepting crypto long ago and they are eagerly waiting for their first EGC order. So, contrary to your prediction, it will be used. But honestly, I only mentioned agriculture to establish our common ground dez.

Yes, a stronger focus had been placed on getting us on a more trusted exchange. Because the vote deemed that focus. Also, the exchange is necessary for payment processing gateways. Which, is necessary for a large majority of merchants by the way. Other merchants that need person-to-person transfers are actively being addressed as well, as we work on the Android wallet, either in-house or out. Do you see how it all plays together? Please understand we are making strides on many fronts and, doing quite well on all, I might add. None of which work without 'the coin' so yes, we must give paramount focus to it and it's network always.

I was not saying any idea would not work, sorry if I conveyed that unintentionally in any way. Nor have I seen anyone else batting down someone else's ideas. In fact, I see people pulling together and trying to help with the ideas that are brought forth. Sure, there will be debating over the best ways for these ideas. I was just looking for you in the IRC to test something that another pi user has encountered. I will message you that information. If you still chose to assist, thank you in advance. No need to apologize for your negativity, for some of us it is just welcome fuel.

Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Smiley



Also, keep in mind, it took bitcoin two years before it was "mainstream". It's still not accepted in most places. This technology is still in its infancy. Stick with us, Dez.

Good, so you guys are serious then.

So lets look into getting things off the ground.

Let's put together a plan, get a few ideas together and set up a roadmap for getting this currency going.

I don't for a second believe that this can't be done, as long as the community is prepared to get behind it, with a fire in it's belly and actually put some initiatives in place to make EGC the next global ECO-Currency.

And yes, I was trying to get a reaction. It seems to have worked. Are we going to do something to boost renewable projects or not?!!


Hi dez82 and I am glad that you are interested in boosting renewable projects.
As you might know, I have partenered with Evergreencoin with my RenewableEnergy.London project and  one of the projects that are working on is to embed the renewable certificates on the Evergreencoin blockchain. This way you can trade the green certificate using EGC as a currency. Fast, green and easy. The energy sector has a vast market and EGC & renewableenergy.london  can eliminate high energy bills and the cool part is that you can be paid in EGC for the green energy you produce. I am still working on the smart meter that will embed all these features, and once released, along with the solar EGC node/wallet, we will create the market, as you said:)


Updates to follow. Stay tuned:)

Gabi
 

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January 23, 2016, 12:38:36 PM
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I see coinpayments.net retweeted my tweet this morning. Perhaps that is a good sign that they are considering adding EGC to the vote.

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January 23, 2016, 12:54:40 PM
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I see coinpayments.net retweeted my tweet this morning. Perhaps that is a good sign that they are considering adding EGC to the vote.

just followed you right then also - you handsome devil you ...

Tongue ...

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January 23, 2016, 01:00:24 PM
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I see coinpayments.net retweeted my tweet this morning. Perhaps that is a good sign that they are considering adding EGC to the vote.

just followed you right then also - you handsome devil you ...

Tongue ...

#crysx

LOL Thanks. I hope coinpayments.net thinks so also. Wink

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I see coinpayments.net retweeted my tweet this morning. Perhaps that is a good sign that they are considering adding EGC to the vote.

just followed you right then also - you handsome devil you ...

Tongue ...

#crysx

LOL Thanks. I hope coinpayments.net thinks so also. Wink

hehehe ... cant see why not mate ...

though its all dependent on what they have on at the time - i guess ...

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January 23, 2016, 03:35:53 PM
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Hi,

We've added EGC to the miners multipool: www.zpool.ca

Cheers!

Thank you. Added to op.

Cheers! Smiley

Because it has been questioned in the IRC, I would like to clarify. You can get paid in EGC for mining any of the supported algos. Which includes basically all of them, including sha 265. So dust off your bitcoin asics and scrypt asics and earn some EGC. Just use your EGC address as the worker name. http://www.zpool.ca/

That is right! Just keep in mind the note on our main page. We only pay out what the pool mines. So if there are too many miners for EGC on other algo's we can fall behind trying to make payments. Fortunately, you can tell when this happens, as the coin will show up RED when there are more miners than we can pay. If that happens, just switch back to another currency until the coin is no longer listed as RED.

Cheers!

FYI: Be sure to use "c=EGC" as your worker password. I did not receive payment until I added this.

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I see coinpayments.net retweeted my tweet this morning. Perhaps that is a good sign that they are considering adding EGC to the vote.

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January 23, 2016, 09:13:34 PM
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Hey guys,

As the EGC marketing director, I'd like to know if there are any new and different ways we could potentially promote our community. Remember, this is not just about cryptocurrencies. It's also about helping find solutions for ending deforestation and funding environmentally friendly mining projects. Obviously, as we grow and expand these projects that we take on can have better financial backing. My question is this; How would you want to see our community promoted and where?

A platform where one can buy shares in environmentally responsible and renewable projects. So we can place our staking egc into a project and get paid back as investors, or at least beneficiaries of the projects. For example, a windfarm which sells power to a community, where shareholders are paid dividends of the profit. Or a WVO biodiesel plant.

That's a great business strategy idea and one that we've tossed around a little bit. What I'm looking for is ideas for promotion of the coin itself. How do we get our name out there? What age groups have we not reached? What age groups should we be advertising to? Things like that. How can we spread the word about our project?

Well, basically there needs to be a reason for people to have it. In all honesty, renewable projects, while being a good idea, aren't overly sexy. So in order to make it attractive, it needs to be usable. Think of how this has been done in the past.

-I heard about bitcoin when I heard about the Silk Road. But it was first used to buy pizza.
-Dogecoin was made popular through silliness, then Nascar.
-Darkcoin/DASH was popular because you could buy guns with it without being caught.

EGC needs something that sets it apart, with a renewable/green angle.

For example, I always want to buy plants and seeds as I'm a keen vegetable gardner. If there was a seed or botany website I could spend EGC at, I would.
A web based head shop/dispensary/health shop would be a good place to spend EGC.

An organic products shop which sells FDA approved products like http://www.heavensentgourmet.co.nz/ and products like http://www.ecopaper.com/ would be cool, especially if discounts were given for spending EGC instead of paypal.

Those are some ideas.

With regard to sexy, while any currency can be used in illegal transactions, that is not the image we want to make for EGC. Nor silliness. Of course, no coin can be the original pioneer BTC was, but I am sure someone will buy you a pizza in exchange for enough EGC.

Your points are very valid dez82, yes it does need use. Sadly, environmental/renewable does not spark attraction, as it should. Perhaps it could be presented in a way that does.

I share your interest in agriculture, for I live on a farm. For websites to accept, we need a payment processing gateway to accept. I had previously submitted EGC for review at coinpayments.net but, this was prior to being on bittrex. Also, our market cap was almost non-existent when EGC was originally presented. Perhaps them knowing we are on bittrex and gaining market cap will help get us added. Please retweet this: https://twitter.com/SaxtonSteven/status/690519399585968129?s=03

Discounts would need be negotiated with the merchants after accepting EGC became a possibility.

Thank you for you valid points and input dez82.

Well, as you don't have the resources to devote to market testing, go ahead and build the market.

You live on a farm, does it produce goods which can be exported?(Bottled, preserved goods)
If so, and if the EGC shares the vision, then it will be no problem getting sellers on the market. It could be run like the silk road, with an escrow system and the house taking a fee on each sale, in EGC. Openbazaar may serve as a platform to run it on https://github.com/openbazaar.

Honestly though, the feeling I get about this community, while there are many great ideas and minds here, is that the motivation isn't there to do anything other than make coins and get them on exchanges. The mobile staking idea, while kind of cool, isn't doing anything outside of making more coins.
If nobody is prepared to take a risk on a project, then this coin will be worth exactly what it can be spent on, nothing.

I don't want to be negative, but I've now seen ideas being put up, including my own, and people spend more time coming up with reasons for them not to work, instead of coming up with something better. It's a very human trait to say "If I can't see it working in my head, I'm not going to pursue it."

So, I'll be excited to see if the EGC currency is used for anything, but I don't think it will.

I grow soybeans and corn that are exported globally but, no I do not package anything. I raise cattle and poultry. I sell various produce at local farmer's markets, and yes, accept and discount for crypto purchases. My own farm does not produce what might be a good candidate for what you are speaking of. However; I do personally know several farms that are setup in this business model, do ship internationally, accept crypto, and are waiting for EGC to be added to a payment processing gateway so they can. PexPeppers for example. I helped them get setup for accepting crypto long ago and they are eagerly waiting for their first EGC order. So, contrary to your prediction, it will be used. But honestly, I only mentioned agriculture to establish our common ground dez.

Yes, a stronger focus had been placed on getting us on a more trusted exchange. Because the vote deemed that focus. Also, the exchange is necessary for payment processing gateways. Which, is necessary for a large majority of merchants by the way. Other merchants that need person-to-person transfers are actively being addressed as well, as we work on the Android wallet, either in-house or out. Do you see how it all plays together? Please understand we are making strides on many fronts and, doing quite well on all, I might add. None of which work without 'the coin' so yes, we must give paramount focus to it and it's network always.

I was not saying any idea would not work, sorry if I conveyed that unintentionally in any way. Nor have I seen anyone else batting down someone else's ideas. In fact, I see people pulling together and trying to help with the ideas that are brought forth. Sure, there will be debating over the best ways for these ideas. I was just looking for you in the IRC to test something that another pi user has encountered. I will message you that information. If you still chose to assist, thank you in advance. No need to apologize for your negativity, for some of us it is just welcome fuel.

Happy National Hot Sauce Day! Smiley



Also, keep in mind, it took bitcoin two years before it was "mainstream". It's still not accepted in most places. This technology is still in its infancy. Stick with us, Dez.

Good, so you guys are serious then.

So lets look into getting things off the ground.

Let's put together a plan, get a few ideas together and set up a roadmap for getting this currency going.

I don't for a second believe that this can't be done, as long as the community is prepared to get behind it, with a fire in it's belly and actually put some initiatives in place to make EGC the next global ECO-Currency.

And yes, I was trying to get a reaction. It seems to have worked. Are we going to do something to boost renewable projects or not?!!


Hi dez82 and I am glad that you are interested in boosting renewable projects.
As you might know, I have partenered with Evergreencoin with my RenewableEnergy.London project and  one of the projects that are working on is to embed the renewable certificates on the Evergreencoin blockchain. This way you can trade the green certificate using EGC as a currency. Fast, green and easy. The energy sector has a vast market and EGC & renewableenergy.london  can eliminate high energy bills and the cool part is that you can be paid in EGC for the green energy you produce. I am still working on the smart meter that will embed all these features, and once released, along with the solar EGC node/wallet, we will create the market, as you said:)


Updates to follow. Stay tuned:)

Gabi
 

Hey Gabi, I've read your website a number of times and I'm still quite confused. Now, as I'm not a tech specialist in your field, you can probably assume if I don't get it, many potential users/stakeholders won't get it either.

I did a google search and found the wikipedia page on the subject of renewable energy certificates. So, I kind of get what you are offering.

So, renewable energy projects your company runs will produce energy which is dumped back into the grid, or stored. This value is underwritten by RECs which you will trade with other companies, in exchange for money(EGC, BTC, $ or GBP).

I think this is a great idea in theory, but is there any way of also trading ECG for carbon credits or something a little more accessible to the everyman?

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January 24, 2016, 06:22:57 AM
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Hey guys,

As the EGC marketing director, I'd like to know if there are any new and different ways we could potentially promote our community. Remember, this is not just about cryptocurrencies. It's also about helping find solutions for ending deforestation and funding environmentally friendly mining projects. Obviously, as we grow and expand these projects that we take on can have better financial backing. My question is this; How would you want to see our community promoted and where?

A platform where one can buy shares in environmentally responsible and renewable projects. So we can place our staking egc into a project and get paid back as investors, or at least beneficiaries of the projects. For example, a windfarm which sells power to a community, where shareholders are paid dividends of the profit. Or a WVO biodiesel plant.

That's a great business strategy idea and one that we've tossed around a little bit. What I'm looking for is ideas for promotion of the coin itself. How do we get our name out there? What age groups have we not reached? What age groups should we be advertising to? Things like that. How can we spread the word about our project?

Well, basically there needs to be a reason for people to have it. In all honesty, renewable projects, while being a good idea, aren't overly sexy. So in order to make it attractive, it needs to be usable. Think of how this has been done in the past.

-I heard about bitcoin when I heard about the Silk Road. But it was first used to buy pizza.
-Dogecoin was made popular through silliness, then Nascar.
-Darkcoin/DASH was popular because you could buy guns with it without being caught.

EGC needs something that sets it apart, with a renewable/green angle.

For example, I always want to buy plants and seeds as I'm a keen vegetable gardner. If there was a seed or botany website I could spend EGC at, I would.
A web based head shop/dispensary/health shop would be a good place to spend EGC.

An organic products shop which sells FDA approved products like http://www.heavensentgourmet.co.nz/ and products like http://www.ecopaper.com/ would be cool, especially if discounts were given for spending EGC instead of paypal.

Those are some ideas.

With regard to sexy, while any currency can be used in illegal transactions, that is not the image we want to make for EGC. Nor silliness. Of course, no coin can be the original pioneer BTC was, but I am sure someone will buy you a pizza in exchange for enough EGC.

Your points are very valid dez82, yes it does need use. Sadly, environmental/renewable does not spark attraction, as it should. Perhaps it could be presented in a way that does.

I share your interest in agriculture, for I live on a farm. For websites to accept, we need a payment processing gateway to accept. I had previously submitted EGC for review at coinpayments.net but, this was prior to being on bittrex. Also, our market cap was almost non-existent when EGC was originally presented. Perhaps them knowing we are on bittrex and gaining market cap will help get us added. Please retweet this: https://twitter.com/SaxtonSteven/status/690519399585968129?s=03

Discounts would need be negotiated with the merchants after accepting EGC became a possibility.

Thank you for you valid points and input dez82.

Well, as you don't have the resources to devote to market testing, go ahead and build the market.

You live on a farm, does it produce goods which can be exported?(Bottled, preserved goods)
If so, and if the EGC shares the vision, then it will be no problem getting sellers on the market. It could be run like the silk road, with an escrow system and the house taking a fee on each sale, in EGC. Openbazaar may serve as a platform to run it on https://github.com/openbazaar.

Honestly though, the feeling I get about this community, while there are many great ideas and minds here, is that the motivation isn't there to do anything other than make coins and get them on exchanges. The mobile staking idea, while kind of cool, isn't doing anything outside of making more coins.
If nobody is prepared to take a risk on a project, then this coin will be worth exactly what it can be spent on, nothing.

I don't want to be negative, but I've now seen ideas being put up, including my own, and people spend more time coming up with reasons for them not to work, instead of coming up with something better. It's a very human trait to say "If I can't see it working in my head, I'm not going to pursue it."

So, I'll be excited to see if the EGC currency is used for anything, but I don't think it will.

I grow soybeans and corn that are exported globally but, no I do not package anything. I raise cattle and poultry. I sell various produce at local farmer's markets, and yes, accept and discount for crypto purchases. My own farm does not produce what might be a good candidate for what you are speaking of. However; I do personally know several farms that are setup in this business model, do ship internationally, accept crypto, and are waiting for EGC to be added to a payment processing gateway so they can. PexPeppers for example. I helped them get setup for accepting crypto long ago and they are eagerly waiting for their first EGC order. So, contrary to your prediction, it will be used. But honestly, I only mentioned agriculture to establish our common ground dez.

Yes, a stronger focus had been placed on getting us on a more trusted exchange. Because the vote deemed that focus. Also, the exchange is necessary for payment processing gateways. Which, is necessary for a large majority of merchants by the way. Other merchants that need person-to-person transfers are actively being addressed as well, as we work on the Android wallet, either in-house or out. Do you see how it all plays together? Please understand we are making strides on many fronts and, doing quite well on all, I might add. None of which work without 'the coin' so yes, we must give paramount focus to it and it's network always.

I was not saying any idea would not work, sorry if I conveyed that unintentionally in any way. Nor have I seen anyone else batting down someone else's ideas. In fact, I see people pulling together and trying to help with the ideas that are brought forth. Sure, there will be debating over the best ways for these ideas. I was just looking for you in the IRC to test something that another pi user has encountered. I will message you that information. If you still chose to assist, thank you in advance. No need to apologize for your negativity, for some of us it is just welcome fuel.

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Also, keep in mind, it took bitcoin two years before it was "mainstream". It's still not accepted in most places. This technology is still in its infancy. Stick with us, Dez.

Good, so you guys are serious then.

So lets look into getting things off the ground.

Let's put together a plan, get a few ideas together and set up a roadmap for getting this currency going.

I don't for a second believe that this can't be done, as long as the community is prepared to get behind it, with a fire in it's belly and actually put some initiatives in place to make EGC the next global ECO-Currency.

And yes, I was trying to get a reaction. It seems to have worked. Are we going to do something to boost renewable projects or not?!!


Hi dez82 and I am glad that you are interested in boosting renewable projects.
As you might know, I have partenered with Evergreencoin with my RenewableEnergy.London project and  one of the projects that are working on is to embed the renewable certificates on the Evergreencoin blockchain. This way you can trade the green certificate using EGC as a currency. Fast, green and easy. The energy sector has a vast market and EGC & renewableenergy.london  can eliminate high energy bills and the cool part is that you can be paid in EGC for the green energy you produce. I am still working on the smart meter that will embed all these features, and once released, along with the solar EGC node/wallet, we will create the market, as you said:)


Updates to follow. Stay tuned:)

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Hey Gabi, I've read your website a number of times and I'm still quite confused. Now, as I'm not a tech specialist in your field, you can probably assume if I don't get it, many potential users/stakeholders won't get it either.

I did a google search and found the wikipedia page on the subject of renewable energy certificates. So, I kind of get what you are offering.

So, renewable energy projects your company runs will produce energy which is dumped back into the grid, or stored. This value is underwritten by RECs which you will trade with other companies, in exchange for money(EGC, BTC, $ or GBP).

I think this is a great idea in theory, but is there any way of also trading ECG for carbon credits or something a little more accessible to the everyman?


Hi dez, yes, you are right, you will basically trade EGC for carbon credits/ RECs. But the cool part is that the smart meter that I am currently working on will do all the conversion for you. You will be able to see in realtime how many RECs you produce, the amount of power you dump back into the grid, which is converted into EGC. So the system will reward  you directly in EGC.

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Is this Version 1.1.1 is mandatory update ?
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Is this Version 1.1.1 is mandatory update ?


It's not mandatory, however, highly encouraged. Steve fixed the initial hang issue, when opening the wallet for the first time. It didn't show any implications of other problems. So, again,  not necessary but highly encouraged.

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Thank you for the fast answer.

That's what we're here for.  Wink

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    Yes, as mentioned in the OP we're on freenode in #EverGreenCoin and you are welcome to join us for pudding and cookies.
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Clay here from the team,

We've been breaking our backs trying to get things accomplished, over the past few weeks. Every day, the EGC team has made strides to roll out new updates and market our name. It has been a second job that we are more than happy to do. This project has so much potential. What we ask of the community now is to help spread the word. We're now listed on three exchanges, we have a very strong peer network that keeps getting stronger, we have a steady market, a sustainable energy project, and several more things up our sleeve. We hope to announce these new ideas soon. All we ask, in return, is to please start spreading the word about who we are and what we are trying to accomplish. If you have friends that are interested in crypto or even friends on bitcointalk that you've never met, tell them about us. This community is headed in the right direction but we could use some more financial backing. The only way we can get that is if more people know about us. Thank you for all the time you guys have already put in and continue to put into EGC every day.


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I am pleased to announce EverGreenCoin version 1.1.1 for Windows is available for download now!

This is not a mandatory upgrade. However; we do suggest you do upgrade as you will benefit from many of the enhancements in this version. To upgrade, you only need to run the new wallet and not the version 1 wallet one you may already have. As with any upgrade, it is best to be safe and wake a backup copy of your wallet.dat file prior. The wallet.dat file on Windows can be found within %APPDATA%\EverGreenCoin\ or otherwise stated, C:\Users\YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME HERE\AppData\Roaming\EverGreenCoin\

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can get real time help in the IRC.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to upgrade your Windows computer to EverGreenCoin version 1.1.1

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