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Peercoin Newsletter - Issue 7


Introduction


Thank you for joining our official Peercoin Newsletter. Lots of great content this week so let's get started!

Note:
Due to new rules in this forum regarding giveaways, the original thread was locked. If you are interested in the giveaway, please post in the Peercointalk.org there here. Entries from the locked thread are still valid. Posts in this thread will NOT be valid!



The Peershare Project

"Peershare is a way for businesses to manage publicly held shares in a decentralized fashion. It uses the Peercoin network to automate the distribution of associated dividends in the form of Peercoins."


The Peershare Project has received major funding - roughly $500,000 - now HIRING C++ developers and QA experts!


"Terms of compensation are negotiable and will be dependent upon the reputation that an individual has. We are open to either hourly rates (for people/personas/pseudonyms with developed reputations) or a bounty approach where payment is given for delivering software that meets certain specifications. Later other types of positions/roles will be opened. There will never be an office for this venture, so people in any part of the world can participate. Compensation will be paid through the Bitcoin network, while rates and bounties will be set in USD.

QA will begin with the task of testing Phase One development, which is complete. Developers will start with implementing Phases Two and Three. There are descriptions of these posted earlier in this thread, but updated and expanded specifications for these phases will be posted shortly to this thread. To acquire this dream job, start by sending me a Bitmessage at the address in my signature telling me why you are interested and qualified to participate."





Peercoin Client Development


Note: The long awaited client  v0.4 is in testing and near completion. However to ensure quality Sunny King  has given it more time and "high priority, low risk features" have been imported into v0.3.1.


Client v0.3.1 is out for testing.


Changes include:

-Debug console added
-Improved security via bug fix, pass-phrase now required for transactions when wallet is unlocked for minting
-getblocktemplate/submitblock API

v0.3.1 thread

Peercointalk Administrator Fuzzybear has created several builds on top of v0.3.1

Changes include:

-New Logo icons (no white background)
-All text in client now reads Peercoin not PPCoin
-New Splash loading image
-New Send Coins, Receive Coins image icons
-Directory blockchain, wallet and conf file stored in changed to Peercoin
-Conf file default name changed to peercoin.conf
-New list of seed nodes for new users to connect to and start blockchain download from



[Current 0.3.1.x development thread]



Also, we're proud to announce the AuraWallet.com development for Peercoin Payment Processor + Wallet Service + Mobile App targets Q2 2014 release



Bitcoin Conference: Miami


Peercoin PR advocate John Manglaviti will be flying out to Miami to represent Peercoin at the Miami Bitcoin Conference! Follow the Miami Conference section of the official forums for updates, photos, videos and more.


Articles/Media/Thoughts

#1 Must read! Cointrader.org posted an amazing article on Peercoin. It covers many aspects of Peercoin; highly informational and well written. Thanks Cointrader! (And thanks to peercointalk member redlee for translating the article into Chinese and posting it to several Chinese sites!)

#2 Why Bitcoin May Collapse, And The Currency That Could Replace It

#3
(Audio only) Short thoughts bringing up the idea that in the future Bitcoin miners and currency users may have different goals.. a problem Peercoin won't have!

#4 Lightspeed Venture Partners predict PPC to (continue) to be one of the top 5 alt coins and one of the few to survive in 2014.

Peercointalk Services


A whole new range of services added to Peercointalk.org..

Offline wallet generator - http://wallet.peercointalk.org/

Peercoin Block Explorer - http://blockexplorer.peercointalk.org/

Peercoin Builds - http://builds.peercointalk.org/


And a Peercoin faucet.. http://peercoinfaucet.com/


Merchant Spotlight


SunMartionVape.com now accepts PPC. Buy electronic cigarrettes and E-juice.



http://bitelectronics.net/ now accepts PPC. Buy electronics!



Ahem.. buy sex toys with PPC at http://www.cryptosextoys.com/ ...




Newsletter Giveaway

This newsletter will be giving away 10 PPC. Please post an insightful comment and your PPC address  in the Peercointalk.org thread before 12AM EST February 2nd, 2014 for your chance to win 2 PPC. 5 lucky winners will be chosen.
Note: Posts after 12AM EST February 2nd, 2014 will not be eligible.


Random Tidbits


Several advertisement campaigns have been conducted on Reddit:

- Results of oldest one,   #2,  #3

- Peercoin difficulty hits all time high (64 million)  1/19/14

- Vaultofsatoshi.com offer of 30 days fee free trading for PPC

- 82% of PPC blocks created via proof-of-stake on 1/18/14

- New mining pool opens - http://peercoin.ecoining.com/

- Reddit user creates open source Chrome extension to monitor your mining if you use D7 pool.

Activism: Volunpeers

The Peercoin community believes there's a place for anyone that wants to participate. Whether you are a developer, artist, writer, web designer or just someone that loves to spread the word, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out this very short questionnaire below and tell us about yourself:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uJbNEJThRc3TqnwbVVrd__UQWVUOOr4QSEMbMIIF--s/viewform

We welcome talent of all types and flavors. Make history and join the growing community of Peercoin volunpeers.



Social Media

Forum - http://www.peercointalk.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Peercoin
Twitter - https://twitter.com/peercoinPPC
Reddit - www.reddit.com/r/peercoin

Conclusion

Thank you for reading! As always, join us at Peercointalk.org for the latest info, news and developments. Don't forget to leave an insightful comment for your chance to win 2 PPC!
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Hello everyone. This message is just to inform you the winners of the PPC giveaway have been sent 2 PPC and a personal message on Bitcointalk.  They are:

1. asyha9822
2. mably
3. Paul95
4. Sergis27
5. lynn_402


See you in the next Newsletter!
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