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April 29, 2017, 02:58:55 AM
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Since this thread seems to have exploded in the past week, I'll try to briefly summarize my thoughts on this as a developer...

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April 29, 2017, 06:37:45 PM
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Ok, I'll try to find out my way on Matrix or IRC... I'm here as well https://namecoin-group.slack.com

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April 30, 2017, 05:22:45 AM
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Will be nice to have you guys on some shows at least once a month! I know some guys like Crypt0, The Bitcoin Meister, Kyle, Alex Sterk...

I understand that marketing is just not a good job, but it's necessary for any crypto/business/project!


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May 01, 2017, 06:53:22 AM
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Will be nice to have you guys on some shows at least once a month! I know some guys like Crypt0, The Bitcoin Meister, Kyle, Alex Sterk...

I understand that marketing is just not a good job, but it's necessary for any crypto/business/project!



There's a chance I'd be willing to be interviewed after we get TLS support rolled out, depending on how my schedule looks then.  (TLS is a good subject to interview me about anyway, since it's a major unique feature of Namecoin and it's why I joined the project back in 2013.)
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May 02, 2017, 05:55:57 AM
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Is there a bootstrap for namecoin?
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May 02, 2017, 12:59:41 PM
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Will be nice to have you guys on some shows at least once a month! I know some guys like Crypt0, The Bitcoin Meister, Kyle, Alex Sterk...

I understand that marketing is just not a good job, but it's necessary for any crypto/business/project!



There's a chance I'd be willing to be interviewed after we get TLS support rolled out, depending on how my schedule looks then.  (TLS is a good subject to interview me about anyway, since it's a major unique feature of Namecoin and it's why I joined the project back in 2013.)

Ok nice!

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May 02, 2017, 04:18:43 PM
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Hey guys join us on Slack https://namecoin-group.slack.com

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May 02, 2017, 04:24:53 PM
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Is there a bootstrap for namecoin?

We don't distribute one.  Usually the Bitcoin P2P network is faster than bootstrap.dat; Namecoin is similar.  How many peers do you have?
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May 02, 2017, 07:13:50 PM
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All due respect Alexoz but the impression I get is that you bought a bunch of NMC because you missed out on the early BTC days. You want to pump the coin so that you can make big money. Like many people who invest in alt coins.

I agree with biolizard89 that people starting to use NMC right now will get frustrated by how hard it is to use. I'm a software engineer and the few times I attempted to get things working it never resulted in being able to open a .bit website.

Not that I spent a lot of time on it, but it's certainly not straightforward. Even going the easy route of adding an OpenDNS IP to my DNS didn't work.

I invested a lot in NMC a few years ago because I believe in the concept and hope it succeeds. If I get to the point where I have a lot of extra time I would likely start contributing to the code. But I trust that the devs are doing what is best for Namecoin.

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May 03, 2017, 05:02:58 PM
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All due respect Alexoz but the impression I get is that you bought a bunch of NMC because you missed out on the early BTC days. You want to pump the coin so that you can make big money. Like many people who invest in alt coins.

I agree with biolizard89 that people starting to use NMC right now will get frustrated by how hard it is to use. I'm a software engineer and the few times I attempted to get things working it never resulted in being able to open a .bit website.

Not that I spent a lot of time on it, but it's certainly not straightforward. Even going the easy route of adding an OpenDNS IP to my DNS didn't work.

I invested a lot in NMC a few years ago because I believe in the concept and hope it succeeds. If I get to the point where I have a lot of extra time I would likely start contributing to the code. But I trust that the devs are doing what is best for Namecoin.

Almost everybody missed out on early btc. My impression is that Alex picked up on Namecoin being undervalued relative to bitcoin and he wants to 'promote' it. A lot of Russians have a heavy handed approach to marketing. Some of them forget that there are things that do not need to be sold, advertised. Promoting is good for coca cola, nobody would drink it otherwise, but if bitcoin had been marketed it would still be worth 0.0001 usdollar. Likewise Namecoin, market it by improving its quality, not by lipstick.

If biolizard will do some 'ask me anything's' on some forum that has easy access, and on a regular schedule, there are enough developing news items that participation would grow. That would be a useful 'marketing' thing, simply answering questions to help people understand why domains should not be controlled by political interests.

If you can do coding etc then there must be some useful contribution you can make to Namecoin but I don't know what. 
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May 04, 2017, 02:36:51 PM
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Most useful thing would be to send developers donations.They work for nothing.Who wants to work for nothing?No fun being broke while nmc traders get rich all the while you get poorer. Place big shiny donate button on all threads as major part of update and development.

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May 04, 2017, 05:54:46 PM
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Most useful thing would be to send developers donations.They work for nothing.Who wants to work for nothing?No fun being broke while nmc traders get rich all the while you get poorer. Place big shiny donate button on all threads as major part of update and development.



People who rely on donations generally starve. Hopefully they own some Namecoin and make money as it goes up.
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May 04, 2017, 09:47:58 PM
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All due respect Alexoz but the impression I get is that you bought a bunch of NMC because you missed out on the early BTC days. You want to pump the coin so that you can make big money. Like many people who invest in alt coins.

I agree with biolizard89 that people starting to use NMC right now will get frustrated by how hard it is to use. I'm a software engineer and the few times I attempted to get things working it never resulted in being able to open a .bit website.

Not that I spent a lot of time on it, but it's certainly not straightforward. Even going the easy route of adding an OpenDNS IP to my DNS didn't work.

I invested a lot in NMC a few years ago because I believe in the concept and hope it succeeds. If I get to the point where I have a lot of extra time I would likely start contributing to the code. But I trust that the devs are doing what is best for Namecoin.

I don't own one Namecoin to be clear. I could buy some around 100k if it goes there again...

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May 10, 2017, 07:27:40 AM
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Where is the latest wallet? My wallet is nc0.13.99-name-tab-beta1. My coins not showing up.
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May 10, 2017, 10:58:03 PM
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Where is the latest wallet? My wallet is nc0.13.99-name-tab-beta1. My coins not showing up.

Your wallet is synced up to past the time you sent the coins?

If you look on a block explorer https://explorer.namecoin.info/ does it say the coins were sent?
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May 12, 2017, 11:27:25 PM
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I invested a lot in NMC a few years ago because I believe in the concept and hope it succeeds. If I get to the point where I have a lot of extra time I would likely start contributing to the code. But I trust that the devs are doing what is best for Namecoin.

If you do find yourself with free time, we'd definitely love to have help.  There's certainly no shortage of tasks that would benefit from additional developers.  Thanks for the kind words!  Smiley
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May 12, 2017, 11:30:29 PM
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If biolizard will do some 'ask me anything's' on some forum that has easy access, and on a regular schedule, there are enough developing news items that participation would grow. That would be a useful 'marketing' thing, simply answering questions to help people understand why domains should not be controlled by political interests.

I would probably be happy to do an AMA every now and then, as long as it doesn't cut into development time too much.  Do you have suggestions on where a good venue would be?
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May 15, 2017, 12:23:00 AM
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Is NMC being pumped right now or there is some news.?
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May 17, 2017, 12:53:54 AM
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If biolizard will do some 'ask me anything's' on some forum that has easy access, and on a regular schedule, there are enough developing news items that participation would grow. That would be a useful 'marketing' thing, simply answering questions to help people understand why domains should not be controlled by political interests.

I would probably be happy to do an AMA every now and then, as long as it doesn't cut into development time too much.  Do you have suggestions on where a good venue would be?

This is probably not the easy answer you might have wanted, but I'll give a suggestion of what I think a good venue would be.

I would look for somebody with media and political connections to ask DemocracyNow to do it.

https://twitter.com/democracynow

https://www.youtube.com/user/democracynow

Namecoin overlaps a lot of political issues that are growing. It offers an intelligent transition to something that is too often arrived at by violence. It should not be hard to get political journalists to provide ama venues and interviews, except that most of them don't know anything about crypto except a vague idea that bitcoin buys drugs.

Alex dropped some names, I don't know who they are but maybe they have connections to journos like that.

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There are a lot of venues where you could do a small 'ask me anything' and get a few people to have some curiosity. If you start from the political side though, and offer Namecoin as a solution to many problems, that just so happens to also be a variant of bitcoin, there is a synergy that might go far.

Crypto people, miners, mostly want profit. Namecoin will probably be very profitable eventually, but so will a lot of coins. So if you talk to people about Namecoin "as a crypto currency", you are saying "we are one of many cryptocurrencies, and you could compare us to this or that currency and see if you think we are interesting".

Political audiences though, idealists, want answers, solutions. Bitcoin solves some political problems long term, and has a lot of competitors that solve the same problems. Bitcoin is not unique in its field and may not even be the best.

Namecoin is unique though, in that

1) The problem that it solves is not really solved any other easy way. ICANN is not going to make some new tld extension that is not under the control of "whoever has the best lawyers". They are not able to do that, because they have offices, physical identifications as individuals, citizenships etc. If they tried to offer some liberty outside the narrow interest of their government they, the employees of icann, are targetable by their respective govts. Only an automated system, controlled by consensus can squish petty bureaucrats.

2) It has a very strong appeal to the most experienced political people. It is not a coin that will appeal to some kid who has lived in Beverly Hills and donates their used surfboard to charity each year. But the most savvy and forward looking people who are aware of political realities will see that it is an important step. Hopefully Namecoin will be copied and improved and there will be some infrastructure to connect .bit with icann tld's and future coin tld's, but first people have to learn about the possibility itself, what Namecoin aspires or tries, even without success so far.

There are a lot of political venues that have intelligent people who can cut away the fluff and present facts intelligibly. DemocracyNow came to mind only because the style of interviews I've seen Amy Goodman do was good. Once there is some interview or something then an 'ask me anything' should evolve easily.
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May 20, 2017, 02:54:49 AM
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Namecoin Receives 29,895 EUR in Funding from NLnet Foundation's Internet Hardening Fund
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