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May 22, 2020, 09:34:10 AM
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My server that was known as dvcstable01.dvcnode.org is still running and is also known as LFM.knotwork.com, and still runs all the many and various coins it has been running all along.

Existing nodes should work as they will have it in their peers lists, some coins let you add peers while they are running others need them on the command-line when you start them or in their config file if you use the config files.

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Is it still syncing and running now after the 21st may deadline has passed?

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May 22, 2020, 06:55:57 PM
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Also an offer of DVC bounty is not very enticing as there is no where to convert it to $$ so I could buy the hardware.  A BTC bounty would go a long way here.

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This is one of the big things we need to get changed right now because any bounties are basically speculative at the moment. We can view it as a "Bitcoin"-like situation since it was also worthless in the beginning, but DVC was already traded pretty heavily in the past. A plan needs to be put in motion to give it a place to trade and a solid reason for users to obtain more. Even a DVC-denominated dice site could be useful in this case.
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My server that was known as dvcstable01.dvcnode.org is still running and is also known as LFM.knotwork.com, and still runs all the many and various coins it has been running all along.

Existing nodes should work as they will have it in their peers lists, some coins let you add peers while they are running others need them on the command-line when you start them or in their config file if you use the config files.

-MarkM-

Thanks for that Mark! We have got from you a full new year of the main seed node available for old Devcoin wallets!

Everybody, still I recommend you to upgrade to Devcoin 0.8.7 for better network resilience!

- develCuy

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Last edit: May 23, 2020, 12:20:59 PM by FuzzyBear
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My server that was known as dvcstable01.dvcnode.org is still running and is also known as LFM.knotwork.com, and still runs all the many and various coins it has been running all along.

Existing nodes should work as they will have it in their peers lists, some coins let you add peers while they are running others need them on the command-line when you start them or in their config file if you use the config files.

-MarkM-

Thanks for that Mark! We have got from you a full new year of the main seed node available for old Devcoin wallets!

Everybody, still I recommend you to upgrade to Devcoin 0.8.7 for better network resilience!

- develCuy

Quite simply anyone not on linux CAN'T... no windows binaries, no mac binaries..... sorry to reiterate the point but develCuy by doing this release u have effectively made dvc inaccessible for many people. This will send people away, this will make people loose interest and get frustrated as I am now with the coin.  All this also after u have funnelled all the funds from every block into The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund) and pushing people away from this coin like the lead dev a while ago whilst you implemented The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund).  You have pushed forward without consulting anyone else in the community about the new release and just given a deadline to upgrade clients.

If you do not find someone to produce you binaries for windows and mac I am failing to see what you are bringing other than chaos and dvc siphoning off to this long term project and I would suggest to the community to vote and have you removed from any admin roles in dvc.

What is the current block height?
What is the upgrade rate of peers on the network?
What is a working block explorer to examine the health of the network (that is NOT hosting expired)?
What was the purpose to upgrade to the new client.. what was fixed / changed? any changelog?
Where are the binaries for mac and Windows?
Who has control of the OpenSourceFund wallet that is getting all the dvc shares? 1KKZGDL56sHrZefZWw2p61x1z3qzyNAUDJ (there is over 200 million dvc in there now) that now more than my holdings and I have been here since 2012 earning little bits slowly over time...
Have the details of the client upgrade been posted to https://www.devcoin.org/ and new binaries uploaded?

If you can not answer these questions and provide users with all they need to upgrade then the upgrade should not have happened.
IMPORTANT: If you are the sole holder to the wallet address mentioned in the last point then I feel we have been scammed as a community by develCuy and I really dont know what to do as that a lot of dvc just waiting to be dumped on the market if it ever rises to have a value.

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Quite simply anyone not on linux CAN'T... no windows binaries, no mac binaries..... sorry to reiterate the point but develCuy by doing this release u have effectively made dvc inaccessible for many people. This will send people away, this will make people loose interest and get frustrated as I am now with the coin.  All this also after u have funnelled all the funds from every block into The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund) and pushing people away from this coin like the lead dev a while ago whilst you implemented The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund).  You have pushed forward without consulting anyone else in the community about the new release and just given a deadline to upgrade clients.

If you do not find someone to produce you binaries for windows and mac I am failing to see what you are bringing other than chaos and dvc siphoning off to this long term project and I would suggest to the community to vote and have you removed from any admin roles in dvc.

What is the current block height?
What is the upgrade rate of peers on the network?
What is a working block explorer to examine the health of the network (that is NOT hosting expired)?
What was the purpose to upgrade to the new client.. what was fixed / changed? any changelog?
Where are the binaries for mac and Windows?
Who has control of the OpenSourceFund wallet that is getting all the dvc shares? 1KKZGDL56sHrZefZWw2p61x1z3qzyNAUDJ (there is over 200 million dvc in there now) that now more than my holdings and I have been here since 2012 earning little bits slowly over time...
Have the details of the client upgrade been posted to https://www.devcoin.org/ and new binaries uploaded?

If you can not answer these questions and provide users with all they need to upgrade then the upgrade should not have happened.
IMPORTANT: If you are the sole holder to the wallet address mentioned in the last point then I feel we have been scammed as a community by develCuy and I really dont know what to do as that a lot of dvc just waiting to be dumped on the market if it ever rises to have a value.

Fuzzybear

Fuzzybear,

I'm so much disappointed by your attitude. I understand that you have your disagreements with my decisions and I understand that you don't trust me. But, calling me a scammer is something I can't tolerate. You are defaming me because you think that I MIGHT do something! Do you realize that you can think what you think because I publicly reported what I'm doing? I'm transparent with my decisions because that is the right thing to do, not for being defamed by people like you!

What are you up to? You must publicly apologize for your false accusations!

- develCuy

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I managed to revisit the seed nodes feature of Devcoin network. Seed nodes are very important because the very first time a devcoin wallet tries to sync with the blockchain, it has to connect to the hardcoded devcoin nodes, in order to get the "seed" of the blockchain or genesis block. Also, seed nodes should be available 24/7. I believe that file custodian servers and seed nodes are equally important so they should receive equal compensation. Currently the reward is 2/5 of an ongoing share for running a seed node. I'm upgrading it to 1 ongoing share starting from round 107.

In addition to the previous, Traxo has kindly offered his server as a seed node. We only have two seed nodes according to devtome: https://www.devtome.com/devcoin_human_resources but the source code requires four seed nodes for better network resilience.

Finally, for the record, this is the new ongoing shares distribution for seed nodes starting from round 107:

- Mark, 1 ongoing share. It was set to 2/5 shares as of round 106, but 1/5 shares according to: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34586.msg2128556#msg2128556
- Emfox, 1 ongoing share. It was set to 2/5 shares as of round 106, but 1/5 shares according to: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34586.msg1938014#msg1938014
- Traxo 1 ongoing share (new)

Go go Devcoin!

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Quite simply anyone not on linux CAN'T... no windows binaries, no mac binaries..... sorry to reiterate the point but develCuy by doing this release u have effectively made dvc inaccessible for many people. This will send people away, this will make people loose interest and get frustrated as I am now with the coin.  All this also after u have funnelled all the funds from every block into The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund) and pushing people away from this coin like the lead dev a while ago whilst you implemented The OpenSource Fund (OpenSourceFund).  You have pushed forward without consulting anyone else in the community about the new release and just given a deadline to upgrade clients.

If you do not find someone to produce you binaries for windows and mac I am failing to see what you are bringing other than chaos and dvc siphoning off to this long term project and I would suggest to the community to vote and have you removed from any admin roles in dvc.

What is the current block height?
What is the upgrade rate of peers on the network?
What is a working block explorer to examine the health of the network (that is NOT hosting expired)?
What was the purpose to upgrade to the new client.. what was fixed / changed? any changelog?
Where are the binaries for mac and Windows?
Who has control of the OpenSourceFund wallet that is getting all the dvc shares? 1KKZGDL56sHrZefZWw2p61x1z3qzyNAUDJ (there is over 200 million dvc in there now) that now more than my holdings and I have been here since 2012 earning little bits slowly over time...
Have the details of the client upgrade been posted to https://www.devcoin.org/ and new binaries uploaded?

If you can not answer these questions and provide users with all they need to upgrade then the upgrade should not have happened.
IMPORTANT: If you are the sole holder to the wallet address mentioned in the last point then I feel we have been scammed as a community by develCuy and I really dont know what to do as that a lot of dvc just waiting to be dumped on the market if it ever rises to have a value.

Fuzzybear

Fuzzybear,

I'm so much disappointed by your attitude. I understand that you have your disagreements with my decisions and I understand that you don't trust me. But, calling me a scammer is something I can't tolerate. You are defaming me because you think that I MIGHT do something! Do you realize that you can think what you think because I publicly reported what I'm doing? I'm transparent with my decisions because that is the right thing to do, not for being defamed by people like you!

What are you up to? You must publicly apologize for your false accusations!

- develCuy

P.S: "After the battle, everybody is a general"

I accuse you as you have broken the windows builds for user with no thought about how this will affect users and the coin.

I look back on your actions and i still stand by all my questions which you answer none. These are actions you HAVE DONE so it is not speculation on what you might do.

Seriously just answer my questions and clear the concerns...
over dvc funnelled into an account only you control or not?
Binaries that are non existent for windows and mac and how progress is being made to rectify this?

why would u ask for an apology without actually answering the clear and fair questions that have been asked.  You show the signs of someone trying to divert the conversation away from the accusations by not answering them.... this is something that scammers and fraudsters do when put on the spot. I said the community has possibly been scammed...maybe scammer is the wrong word as it implies pre-meditated thoughts and plans to achieve the end goal... right now you are clearly acting incompetent and solely in your own interests and it is damaging the network and coin. Why would i not speak out?

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Sounds like you guys need a new lead dev.  I can submit my impressive resume if needed.  But I can only guarantee a 1,000x increase in the price of dvc.  Let me know as my calendar is packed. 
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My server that was known as dvcstable01.dvcnode.org is still running and is also known as LFM.knotwork.com, and still runs all the many and various coins it has been running all along.

Existing nodes should work as they will have it in their peers lists, some coins let you add peers while they are running others need them on the command-line when you start them or in their config file if you use the config files.

-MarkM-

Thanks for the clarification Mark! It means that we have a workaround solution for old wallets that depend on your expiring dvcnode.org domain name. Both the command line and devcoin.conf allow to add known seed nodes other than the hardcoded (your old subdomains dvcstable01, dvcstable02, dvcstable03, ...). Long history short, instructions:

- In the command line, add the params -seednode=hostname to devcoind comand (typically for devcoind instances). For example:

Code:
$ devcoind -seednode=seed01.devcoin.org -seednode=seed02.devcoin.org

OR alternatively:

- In the configuration file devcoin.conf, add the following:

Code:
seednode=seed01.devcoin.org
seednode=seed02.devcoin.org
seednode=seed03.devcoin.org
seednode=seed04.devcoin.org

People running old versions of devcoin client (v0.8.5 and older), please confirm that with the methods above you can still sync with the network.

- develCuy

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Hello everybody,

We have good and bad news. The bad news first of course. We are discontinuing the use of our main DNS seed node, due to lack of funds. For that reason we are staying with the fallback DNS seed node. Not only that, the consequence is that all releases from 0.8.5.0 and older will loose the ability to sync with the network. We forecast that all nodes using old Devcoin releases will break 5 days from now, so the deadline to fix your node(s) is May 21st!

Soooo, we have a new release (yeah, a FULL realease) ready! Please find the detailed instructions to cook your new wallet here: https://steemit.com/busy/@cpol/how-to-compile-your-very-own-devcoin-wallet-in-ubuntu-18-04

The above applies to everybody running a devcoin node, miners included. You are warned.

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

I bought some DevCoin and sent it to my -1.0.16-w32 running on windows.Will this wallet be affected by this in the near future?

Also it is having this issue "failed to connect to best block" so am not able to sync it to use it right now.

I can't get to my windows wallet version 1.0.16 to sync it because I am overseas right now but will it be affected by these changes discussed? I don't run nodes or know how to compile wallets.
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My server that was known as dvcstable01.dvcnode.org is still running and is also known as LFM.knotwork.com, and still runs all the many and various coins it has been running all along.

Existing nodes should work as they will have it in their peers lists, some coins let you add peers while they are running others need them on the command-line when you start them or in their config file if you use the config files.

-MarkM-

Thanks for the clarification Mark! It means that we have a workaround solution for old wallets that depend on your expiring dvcnode.org domain name. Both the command line and devcoin.conf allow to add known seed nodes other than the hardcoded (your old subdomains dvcstable01, dvcstable02, dvcstable03, ...). Long history short, instructions:

- In the command line, add the params -seednode=hostname to devcoind comand (typically for devcoind instances). For example:

Code:
$ devcoind -seednode=seed01.devcoin.org -seednode=seed02.devcoin.org

OR alternatively:

- In the configuration file devcoin.conf, add the following:

Code:
seednode=seed01.devcoin.org
seednode=seed02.devcoin.org
seednode=seed03.devcoin.org
seednode=seed04.devcoin.org

People running old versions of devcoin client (v0.8.5 and older), please confirm that with the methods above you can still sync with the network.

- develCuy

The second option worked for me. I had to create the devcoin.conf file as it didn't already exist, but it worked and my wallet is all synced up Smiley
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It seems the dvdnode.org domain somehow got renewed for anoher year, I think maybe I was automatically billed for it or something and my bank account happened to actually have money in it at that moment.

Or maybe some third party anonymously paid the renewal fee, I don't know what exactly happened but WHOIS evidently shows I have it for another year.

So presumably the hostnames at dvcnode.org should keep working for another year yet.

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Ok, that seems good news to me.

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Guys just a short PSA, the Freiexchange has a working DVC/BTC market. Just a friendly reminder that DVC is still listed in there and you can buy and sell as much as you want  Smiley

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Hey everybody,

The world has changed so badly that things are never going to be same ever, so we should change plans, strategy, objectives and so on. The change is not only affecting our jobs and personal lives, it is also reshaping (and reviving) the cryptocurrency market. We are in a global crisis indeed, we are now living in a new world! What can we do with the Devcoin project then? Well, I need your input to the following ideas:

Let me share with you my strong interest on an idea proposed for so long by Mark: Devcoin as a token. We were actually going towards that goal but COVID-19 came first along the fork of STEEM, which brought HIVE and blah blah blah. Long history short: we need to look for a safer place to release Devcoin tokens. Mark proposed to release in the Stellar network, something that makes a lot of sense but lets explore more alternatives. How about TRON? ETH? EOS?... I'm keen to hear proposals, pros and cons. Community, can you share your feedback here?

Who needs another token out there?

Another very important idea IMHO is to understand why do we need a Devcoin Token. There are many reasons but let me share what I consider the most important and I'll do my best to be clear. Devcoin is 9 years old, its source code is a 99% based on on aged Bitcoin fork and it is only differentiated by a philanthropic distribution system, where miners get 10% of block rewards and the other 90% should be distributed to different people (see: http://www.devtome.com/devtome_stats). Devcoin managed to have some position in the crypto market, at least good enough to trade Devcoins at any time. Unfortunately, many things contributed to the destruction of Devcoin's market value and we also have a small number of people that managed to hold huge reserves of Devcoin, let's call them whales for short.

The situation with whales is a key aspect

We know that there has been a HUGE number of Devcoins going round after round to people "contributing" to Devtome when it was kind of abandoned. That's why the administrators decided to set a temporal moratorium and later we tried to move it into the STEEM blockchain so that we can implement a fair distribution system, with content curation and a bigger ecosystem. Well, that is old history now. At EOD what really matters is that there is STRONG FEAR for a whale (or whales) that come and dump the value of Devcoin as soon as we try to build it up. Somebody seems to be taking unfair advantage of all our efforts as a project!

Let's fix this! How about forking the blockchain?

Oh, wait, there is another key aspect here. Miners don't show any interest on forking and there aren't other miners interested on Devcoin, so we are basically stuck with the blockchain that we have. Things are like they are right now. We have some people that earned a BIG amount of Devcoins in a questionable way and we can't change that, unfortunately.

What can we do then?

Short answer: Lets release Devcoin Tokens in a NEW market! Long answer: Remember all funds we are holding into the OpenSourceFund wallet and friends? Well, how about "burning" them in exchange for Devcoin Tokens? Let's say that we find a very safe way to "burn" them so that nobody can ever use them. It means that we can start over in a new market with a renewed and fair distribution system!

Voilà! Presto! Eureka! ... Not so fast...

How can we give Devcoin Tokens some intrinsic value if they are purely based on the broken Devcoin market value?

Who said that? We do still have some assets out there. The @devcoin and @devtome accounts at STEEM and HIVE hold some funds. The devcoin.org and devtome.com websites still have some traffic that we can use for marketing the new token, and the most important: We still have people willing to contribute to the project. As long as we have that, we can find a good strategy to build up the value of the future Devcoin tokens.

Quick idea for building up the value of Devcoin tokens

Inspired on STEEM, EOS and HIVE, we can have Devcoins in the blockchain and DevDollars as a token. Then, we burn Devcoins as they are generated (lets say that we burn 100 million Devcoins on every round), in the other side we release DevDollars. We should then have a helper market in a token based network, where we can exchange the other Token (Lumens?) for DevDollars. The Devcoin Foundation should release an X amount of DevDollars, pay them to the beneficiaries along a buy order for that amount of DevDollars. That is how we guarantee a minimum value for DevDollars. Speculators will have to buy at a higher rate and the winner will always be the beneficiaries.

How many DevDollars should Devcoin Foundation release on every round?

We should first resolve how to buy Lumens! We'll have to use our funds (SBD & HBD) at STEEM and HIVE to buy Lumens, then we can make numbers. Since we are talking about "dollars" here, we could pair the value of DevDollars with USD Dollars. For example, if we have $10 USD worth of Lumens, then the Devcoin Foundation can release up to $10 DevDollars that given round. All in all, it means that we have just burned 100 million Devcoins for $10 DevDollars.

Many raw ideas here, I look forward to your feedback.

Go go Devcoin!

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Hey everybody,

The world has changed so badly that things are never going to be same ever, so we should change plans, strategy, objectives and so on. The change is not only affecting our jobs and personal lives, it is also reshaping (and reviving) the cryptocurrency market. We are in a global crisis indeed, we are now living in a new world! What can we do with the Devcoin project then? Well, I need your input to the following ideas:

Let me share with you my strong interest on an idea proposed for so long by Mark: Devcoin as a token. We were actually going towards that goal but COVID-19 came first along the fork of STEEM, which brought HIVE and blah blah blah. Long history short: we need to look for a safer place to release Devcoin tokens. Mark proposed to release in the Stellar network, something that makes a lot of sense but lets explore more alternatives. How about TRON? ETH? EOS?... I'm keen to hear proposals, pros and cons. Community, can you share your feedback here?

Who needs another token out there?

Another very important idea IMHO is to understand why do we need a Devcoin Token. There are many reasons but let me share what I consider the most important and I'll do my best to be clear. Devcoin is 9 years old, its source code is a 99% based on on aged Bitcoin fork and it is only differentiated by a philanthropic distribution system, where miners get 10% of block rewards and the other 90% should be distributed to different people (see: http://www.devtome.com/devtome_stats). Devcoin managed to have some position in the crypto market, at least good enough to trade Devcoins at any time. Unfortunately, many things contributed to the destruction of Devcoin's market value and we also have a small number of people that managed to hold huge reserves of Devcoin, let's call them whales for short.

The situation with whales is a key aspect

We know that there has been a HUGE number of Devcoins going round after round to people "contributing" to Devtome when it was kind of abandoned. That's why the administrators decided to set a temporal moratorium and later we tried to move it into the STEEM blockchain so that we can implement a fair distribution system, with content curation and a bigger ecosystem. Well, that is old history now. At EOD what really matters is that there is STRONG FEAR for a whale (or whales) that come and dump the value of Devcoin as soon as we try to build it up. Somebody seems to be taking unfair advantage of all our efforts as a project!

Let's fix this! How about forking the blockchain?

Oh, wait, there is another key aspect here. Miners don't show any interest on forking and there aren't other miners interested on Devcoin, so we are basically stuck with the blockchain that we have. Things are like they are right now. We have some people that earned a BIG amount of Devcoins in a questionable way and we can't change that, unfortunately.

What can we do then?

Short answer: Lets release Devcoin Tokens in a NEW market! Long answer: Remember all funds we are holding into the OpenSourceFund wallet and friends? Well, how about "burning" them in exchange for Devcoin Tokens? Let's say that we find a very safe way to "burn" them so that nobody can ever use them. It means that we can start over in a new market with a renewed and fair distribution system!

Voilà! Presto! Eureka! ... Not so fast...

How can we give Devcoin Tokens some intrinsic value if they are purely based on the broken Devcoin market value?

Who said that? We do still have some assets out there. The @devcoin and @devtome accounts at STEEM and HIVE hold some funds. The devcoin.org and devtome.com websites still have some traffic that we can use for marketing the new token, and the most important: We still have people willing to contribute to the project. As long as we have that, we can find a good strategy to build up the value of the future Devcoin tokens.

Quick idea for building up the value of Devcoin tokens

Inspired on STEEM, EOS and HIVE, we can have Devcoins in the blockchain and DevDollars as a token. Then, we burn Devcoins as they are generated (lets say that we burn 100 million Devcoins on every round), in the other side we release DevDollars. We should then have a helper market in a token based network, where we can exchange the other Token (Lumens?) for DevDollars. The Devcoin Foundation should release an X amount of DevDollars, pay them to the beneficiaries along a buy order for that amount of DevDollars. That is how we guarantee a minimum value for DevDollars. Speculators will have to buy at a higher rate and the winner will always be the beneficiaries.

How many DevDollars should Devcoin Foundation release on every round?

We should first resolve how to buy Lumens! We'll have to use our funds (SBD & HBD) at STEEM and HIVE to buy Lumens, then we can make numbers. Since we are talking about "dollars" here, we could pair the value of DevDollars with USD Dollars. For example, if we have $10 USD worth of Lumens, then the Devcoin Foundation can release up to $10 DevDollars that given round. All in all, it means that we have just burned 100 million Devcoins for $10 DevDollars.

Many raw ideas here, I look forward to your feedback.

Go go Devcoin!

- develCuy

I'm a bit confused about something in this proposal: what happens with coins that already exist? I know there's fear about whales having a lot of coins but keep in mind that some of us spent YEARS helping build the site, contributing, and spending countless hours on administration work. On top of that, some of us that spent the majority of our time working on the project have still sold exactly ZERO Devcoins. So while I get the fear aspect, it's important to remember that some of us believed in the old project so much that even as it tanked we held tight (and accumulated more coins on the market), rather than trying to cash out. Anything that would push coins out of whales' wallets is only a punch in the face to those who relentlessly worked to help the project and took zero remuneration due to wanting to see it succeed.
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June 01, 2020, 10:02:31 AM
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I'm a bit confused about something in this proposal: what happens with coins that already exist? I know there's fear about whales having a lot of coins but keep in mind that some of us spent YEARS helping build the site, contributing, and spending countless hours on administration work. On top of that, some of us that spent the majority of our time working on the project have still sold exactly ZERO Devcoins. So while I get the fear aspect, it's important to remember that some of us believed in the old project so much that even as it tanked we held tight (and accumulated more coins on the market), rather than trying to cash out. Anything that would push coins out of whales' wallets is only a punch in the face to those who relentlessly worked to help the project and took zero remuneration due to wanting to see it succeed.

Yeah, don't forget that I'm on the same boat. Just to make things clear, in my proposal I'm talking about money not in your pocket: newly generated coins & coins in the OpenSourceFund+friends. I'm not proposing anything for existing coins that aren't controlled by the Devcoin Foundation, yet.

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We already have dDVC (digi-DeVCoin) "tokens" on HORIZON and STELLAR networks, based originally on the dDVC on the Digitalis Open Transactions server.

Furthermore a "DVC Holdings" aka "DVC Treasury" account already exists on HORIZON holding assets whose total supposed value can be added up and that total divided by the number of DeVCoins minted to arrive at a supposed value per DeVCoin.

A problem generically across all of the various assets used in such "treasuries" and more assets whose value is computed from them but tht are not themselves used in such "treasuries" is that very few of the assets have lately been listed on any of the usual public website-based "exchanges" the crypto community is used to.

This has resulted in skewing of prices, and thus arbitrage oppotunities, caused by the players who want to "cash out" to "Planet Known As Earth" fiat currencies having very few routes toward such "cashing-out" and thus driving up the actual "spot prices" on these platforms of the assets that are listed on the familiar type of "exchanges" and, on those exchanges, a driving down of the actual "spot prices" of those actual coins on those familiar exchanges.

This is a large part of why it is good to have more of our coins listed on such exchanges.

The more coins any "cashing out" activity can be spread amongst, the lower the impact "cashing out" ought to be able to have on any one such coin.

Right now for example I know off-hand that DVC, IXC, I0C, USF (aka SCIFI), KED, GPL2, AXIOM and QBT are all listed on one or more of the usual familiar website-type public "exchanges", thus all of them are possible routes toward "cashing out", so I would expect their "spot prices" on HORIZON and STELLAR platforms to be inflated as players compete to be first/cheapest to "cash out", and their "spot prices" on the "exchanges" to be somewhat suppressed by that same "cashing out" activity.

This in turn means that folks who are aiming at "cashing out" into "Planet Known As Earth" funds tend to be seeing actual cashed-out values of all these assets end up at End Of Day to be substantially lower than the computed relative-values calculated for these assets based on the "treasuries" system.

For example, the computed supposed value of IXC based on its "treasury" is about 21.5 cents Canadian or so, but on FreiExchange its highest recent value was someone buying it up to 650 satoshis, and subsequent filling back up of buy and sell sides has its lowest sell price current at 570 satoshis and highest buy offer at 520 satoshis, which is bitcoin was worth 10,000 dollars each would come to 5.7 cents (of whichever kind of dollars bitcoin was worth 10,000 of) and 5.2 cents repsectively.

So we can see that for someone thinking of "cashing out" by way of IXC, they would see all the computed relative values (e.g. the "Latest Rates" file and all the tables and plots based on it) as being too high by a factor of four or five or six or so, that is, that if they tried to actually cash out, by way of IXC, they could only expect to yield a quarter to a sixth or so of the value indicated in those files and tables and plots and such.

The more we strengthen the buy-sides on those usual website-type public "exchanges", and the more of our coins we do so for, the better the cashing-out picture should eventually look. I have gotten IoC and IXC up to a dollar a coin at least twice maybe more times, it is just a matter of time but then typically a hack or a fly-by-night exchange blows it and I have to start from scratch all over again.

With IXC and I0C I am helped by the fact that they do not mint a lot of new coins constantly.

With DVC the sheer number of new DVC being minted constantly undermines the prices seen on exchanges.

The Corp whose mandate is specifically to support and strengthen the value of DVC is "DeVCorp".

The Corp, created by DeVCorp, that seems to be actually accomplishing the most is General Financial Corp, GFC; it holds a huge amount of DVC-denominated debt.

It seems to me that shares of those two Corps could make a lot of sense as something the "DVC Foundation" could buy to "lock up" DeVCoins.

If almost all shares of DVC minted went to buying such shares, that would keep DVC off the market while still rewarding supporters of the coin. You can see historical calculated-values of both shares of DeVCorp (sDVC) and shares of General Financial Corp (sGFC) at http://galaxies.mygamesonline.org/sharesindvc.html

The Foundation could also list the shares back on the sell side as it acquires them, building stacks of sell offers higher and higher ready to get bought when (or if) the prices climb.

So in short, we already have tokens and we already have stuff set up for binding coins into Corps to keep them off the market, you-lot just haven't been fully utilising them.

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I'm a bit confused about something in this proposal: what happens with coins that already exist? I know there's fear about whales having a lot of coins but keep in mind that some of us spent YEARS helping build the site, contributing, and spending countless hours on administration work. On top of that, some of us that spent the majority of our time working on the project have still sold exactly ZERO Devcoins. So while I get the fear aspect, it's important to remember that some of us believed in the old project so much that even as it tanked we held tight (and accumulated more coins on the market), rather than trying to cash out. Anything that would push coins out of whales' wallets is only a punch in the face to those who relentlessly worked to help the project and took zero remuneration due to wanting to see it succeed.

Yeah, don't forget that I'm on the same boat. Just to make things clear, in my proposal I'm talking about money not in your pocket: newly generated coins & coins in the OpenSourceFund+friends. I'm not proposing anything for existing coins that aren't controlled by the Devcoin Foundation, yet.

- develCuy

Okay, awesome. I just wanted to make sure! I was removed from my admin duties (despite hosting the Receiver files as I was notified in the past), which sucks, but I accept it. Is there any way to continue earning DVC now? My other duties were all related to DevTome so I'm assuming I have nothing coming in anymore, Sad.
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GFC can act as a way of "earning" DVC because of the fact that its value is mostly based upon its portfolio of DVC-based debts that are owed to it.

These debts are "secured" by the various FreeCiv-based nations that are actively working toward building defensive shells around the galaxy or galaxies in which the FreeCiv-based planets are located.

This effort is spearheaded by the (galactic) United Nations, whose most powerful constituents so far are the Brits, the Canucks and the Martians.

Thus right there you see there are at least four of the most significant galactic currencies basically aligned behind it all: United Nations Script (UNS), United Kingdom Britcoin (UKB), Canadian Digital Notes (CDN) and Martian BotCoin (MBC), in addition to DeVCoins themselves (which, by the way, have all along been considered one of the "big seven" Galactic currencies).

Admittedly the loans got off to a rocky start by being given out to random internet passers-by who chose to participate in mining galaxies far far away, with most of those passers-by vanishing after doing mostly nothing whatsoever with their newly created mining colonies.

However after about a "Planet Known as Earth" year (corresponding to about twelve game-years presumably) the powers that be (aka the United Nations and its main constituents) decided it was time to "repo" all the colony Corps that had not been logged into for at least a year, and they proceeded to recruit "Galactic Repo Corps" to take on those debts and run those colonies and continue to make payment on those loans.

So although a lot of those loans grew huge during that initial year, they have all been back to receiving payments for Earth-years (not game years) now.

The governments of the civilised planets are committed to this massive defense project because the existence of O-game and so called O-game clones shows us that the multiverse is indeed full of extremely hostile things out there somewhere, so rings of O-game clone implemented galaxies are being fortified around the "home galaxy" or "home galaxies" to defend against any eventual incursions from O-games far far away.

Because there are typically about twelve game-years to a "real" (non-game) year, the interest rates might seem a little high to Earthlings (players), but in game time terms they are of course twelve times less so maybe not really "unreasonably high" in their actual (which is to say, in-game) context.

I believe they are basically about a quarter of a percent per actual non-game calendar day, calculated as hourly compounding with any fraction of an hour accounted as a full hour.

Hourly was chosen in case the same processes end up being used to deal with leverage style loans / moneymarket-accounts types of thing where someone might for example want to borrow something for a few hours to short it or something like that.

Obviously of course this is all within a game, the Galactic Milieu; if it all turns out to work well gosh knows what paperwork would be needed to proceed from this in-game prototyping to some kind of real-world similar set of constructs.

So the upshot of all this is that you can buy GFC shares and list them for sale at a higher price, and wait for someone to come along and buy them at that higher price, fully expecting that at least in DeVCoins the value will indeed be higher since the debts it is collecting on are denominated in DeVCoins.

It is partly to facilitate the continued and hopefully regular presence of buyers that I have suggested the "DVC Foundation" proposed as recipient of the lion's share of minted DeVCoins take up regular buying of GFC shares. However even if that ends up not happening presumably there should always be bargain-hunters "out there" willing to snap up the shares as and when the sell offer prices get caught up to and exceeded by the value of the shares.

I regret in fact that I have so little time myself to keep scouring the markets looking for bargains after each new "Latest Rates" include-file is published. I have noticed in passing some pretty extreme bargains building up through the last few generations of the "Latest Rates".


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