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A Possible Future with DPoS, etc.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    Let’s play nice Kevlar!

    No, I’m done ‘playing nice’ when no one else will. If you’re going to use dirty tactics, I’m going to call you out on them and say, “Look! That’s below the belt!”

    Please don’t expect otherwise from me.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    I take my previous statement back - got some questions:

    1. Has anyone actually looked at what possibly will happen with a switchover to a new blockchain, and if we go the burn route, how that will affect the current ecosystem?

    Yes, and nothing good comes of any of the models I’ve tried to make work. I’m happy to discuss them at length with anyone interested. Come join the discussion on Slack, Dave and I were just going over the reasons why that won’t work.

    2. Do we have the manpower to enable a switchover without losing the little traction we have?

    I’m not aware of any ‘traction’ as such, but we have plenty of people who are very interested in perusing the idea, both in and separate from the FTC community. And to be clear, no one has suggested a ‘switchover’. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how a new product’s services is entirely complimentary and can even add great value to the existing one.

    3. Anyone figure out what the likelihood is that miners will switch to the new BC, and not simply stick to the old one? [I’m assuming it will be adoption by consensus, and the new BC will be a fork].

    The new distributed consensus model being pursued is not exclusionary like the old one was. You no longer have to chose, and mining doesn’t come at a cost. You should join the Slack and learn more about it.

    I will weigh in on this from a completely non-technical point of view - as I really still don’t understand all of the implications of the proposed changes, although I get the idea that this will be something rather disruptive. My feeling is that there is a high possibility of a major loss of traction due to the disruption of the hard fork. Our community on here is really tiny, and the vast majority of FTC users out there will not be aware of the changes and I feel might simply continue to either mine or continue to function on the old blockchain. Additionally, I can foresee a huge drop in price and users with a disruptive change that is not done properly [from a simple PR/Community point of view].

    It’s disruptive only in that is provides more choices to the market. You should really join the Slack and learn more about those new services and offerings and why they’re being valued by the market.

    There’s no traction to speak of, there’s just a lone coder in China who merged someone else’s code. I don’t call that ‘traction’. What we’re talking about is a solution to that problem and a way to gain it by changing to a model which supports the rewarding of the contributors. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how a meritocracy distribution scheme can reward the community members.

    Our community here is the least of our concerns. We’re trying to reach a market that can compete with Bitcoin’s market share. You should really join the discussion on Slack and learn more about how the ICO model is designed to provide a stable valuation from the start.

    I forsee no danger that anyone will confuse a v1 Blockchain, or crypto-currency, with a v2 blockchain which offers a completely different set of services. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how decentralized autonomous corporations are eliminating the need for third party service providers.

    If a price drop occurs, we call that price discovery, and it’s very much a healthy part of any economy. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how asset value pegging works in the new blockchain to mitigate the volatility of the price in new assets, and how you can use it to peg old tokens to new value which can help to stabilize the price of the old FTC.

    We need to be careful to ensure that whatever change occurs, it happens in a way which will seem open and beneficial - this means getting some published posts on good sites and trying to reach out to as many people as possible. From a PR point of view [this is what I do for a living] - I think it might be a bad idea to change things again so shortly after the NeoScrypt implementation as it lowers confidence in people. It very well may seem merely a desperate attempt at trying to revive a coin that many may feel is dead. Finally, I really believe most people [from a PR point of view again] will not give a shit about what’s being done and either sell or drop the coin altogether [Cryptsy included].

    We’ve rejected that model as being overly conservative. The cost of experimentation is zero, but the cost of getting it wrong is the cost of infinite missed opportunities. We’re no longer interested in being careful, cautious, or moving slow. We’re going to innovate ahead of the market, not lag behind it. You should really join the Slack and find out more about what we’ve learned about the market and it’s goals.

    We’re not interested in PR in the slightest. Viral technology markets itself. If an offering has value, the market will value it without anyone getting involved. Blockchains don’t need public relations, they need services that the market will value. If those services have value, the market will value it without you having to tell it to do so. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how these new services present themselves as ready solutions to a market desperate for alternatives.

    We’re not suggesting anyone change FTC off NeoScrypt. NeoScrypt caused the already stiff corpse to fall over and hit the ground, and no one even batted an eye. We’re moving well beyond such antiquated thinking. You should really join the Slack and learn more about how PoW and PoS is a dead end as a method for creating a stable economy, and what alternatives are being considered.

    As for people not giving a shit about ‘yet another coin’, I couldn’t agree more. No one here has suggested we launch another coin. You should really join the Slack and learn about how the new blockchain services are vastly different from the old ones.

    There’s a lot of coin holders out there who are not on these forums and may feel burned. We need to tread carefully and make sure to reach out to as many people as possible about any changes that may be happening.

    I’m sure they do by the lack of decentralization, the backdoor that is ACP, the absolute brain-dead solution that is NeoScrypt, and the utter lack of innovation with regards to the offering. You should really join the Slack and find out how the new offering addresses each and every one of those points with a holistic approach that includes a meritocracy distribution scheme that creates incentives for as many developers as possible to work on the project and be paid for it at no cost to existing coin holders.

    Another thing to consider, how will this change affect our current lifeline, Cryptsy? Will the required resources to make the change be worth it to them financially, based on volume? Or are they likely to simply drop the coin?

    Absolutely. What we’re describing is a competitor for market cap with Bitcoin. You should really join the Slack and find out more about how these types of services are actively competing for that market cap, and how we think we can improve upon those models.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    In order to get a future, no need to destroy everything or create another block chain. Fix those broken or abandoned services. Post updates to Twitter, Facebook and Bitcointalk. Get listed on btc38.com finally (who do you think is pumping the markets now?). Start with simple things, not rocket science.


  • | Tip mirrax

    In order to get a future, no need to destroy everything or create another block chain. Fix those broken or abandoned services. Post updates to Twitter, Facebook and Bitcointalk. Get listed on btc38.com finally (who do you think is pumping the markets now?). Start with simple things, not rocket science.

    finaly the voice of wisdom and common sence


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    In order to get a future, no need to destroy everything or create another block chain. Fix those broken or abandoned services. Post updates to Twitter, Facebook and Bitcointalk. Get listed on btc38.com finally (who do you think is pumping the markets now?). Start with simple things, not rocket science.

    There’s no need to destroy anything.

    There IS ABSOLUTELY NEED TO CREATE A NEW BLOCKCHAIN. That need is the need to offer DIFFERENT services. You CANNOT offer those services on the old one.

    There’s no need to FIX anything. The existing services are working as designed. If you want to fix them, go ahead. If you want to Post on Twitter, Facebook and Bitcointalk, go ahead. If you want to get listed on another exchange, go right ahead. If you want to start with simple things, go right ahead.

    Why should your (lack of) vision limit ours?

    Why should we stop and not innovate? Just because you say that’s the answer? Why should I not write code just because you think I should be spamming social media?

    Why should you be convinced anything we say or do is a good idea before we do it? Why wouldn’t we just do it and see if people form a community around it, the market adopts it, and people value it? Why would you even suggest we shouldn’t try?

    Has the whole world gone absolutely MAD?!?!


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    finaly the voice of wisdom and common sence

    No, if the voice of common sense were speaking, it would be saying the following:

    Finally! Someone came up with an idea which would revitalize the community, bring new ideas to the table, bring in more developers, establish market relevance, and make Feathercoin a competitor in the market again. It’s too bad no one will stop and listen to the idea long enough to understand why it would be a great solution to the problem they’re facing now of their existing investment being underwater. Too bad… maybe you should stop trying to convince them of something they’re obviously incapable or unwilling to understand.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    finaly the voice of wisdom and common sence

    It gets annoying to see how people bitch about decreasing value of their crypto investments and leave in despair. Some people think that chasing the next big thing over and over again will make a success eventually. They also fail.

    FTC had got a good deal of attention with NeoScrypt, but there was nothing to follow with and the momentum was lost. The turning point was long before BTC-e delisted FTC.

    Kevlar, I’ve got your point, is it really necessary to repeat it again and again? No need to fix anything, huh? The official block explorer is dead for a few months. FTC gets dropped by service providers here and there. Most of those community members active in 2013 are gone by now. No one is responsible for anything basically, lack of community consensus overall, PR is near dead, etc.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    It gets annoying to see how people bitch about decreasing value of their crypto investments and leave in despair. Some people think that chasing the next big thing over and over again will make a success eventually. They also fail.

    FTC had got a good deal of attention with NeoScrypt, but there was nothing to follow with and the momentum was lost. The turning point was long before BTC-e delisted FTC.

    Kevlar, I’ve got your point, is it really necessary to repeat it again and again? No need to fix anything, huh? The official block explorer is dead for a few months. FTC gets dropped by service providers here and there. Most of those community members active in 2013 are gone by now. No one is responsible for anything basically, lack of community consensus overall, PR is near dead, etc.

    No, you’re right.

    I did misspeak.

    The entire point of what we’re doing is to address that very problem you’re pointing out. The difference here is that our plan incorporates a holistic approach to all of those problems, where as you don’t have a plan. Perhaps you should join us on Slack and learn more about that holistic approach.


  • | Tip mnstrcck

    I’m going to pass on Slack Kevlar, but can you guys elaborate on the ICO idea? I’m having a hard time finding it in the Search.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    An ICO accomplishes 4 things:

    #1: it’s a fair way to do the initial distribution.
    #2: it establishes a fair market value at the time of launch.
    #3: it generates interest
    #4: it (potentially) rewards the developers.

    It’s fine if you don’t want to come and discuss the whole of the solution. Just please understand that all that means is you will not understand it, any more than you will understand how a computer works by watching someone play a video game with it… And in fact your likely to get the wrong impression entirely, like that all a computer is good for is video games.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    ICO is good for quick profit. Getting FTC through it will ruin its image or whatever left of it.


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    ICO is good for quick profit. Getting FTC through it will ruin its image or whatever left of it.

    *sigh* Really? We’re gonna play this game?

    ICO doesn’t mean profit. In fact some ICO’s use proof of burn, where the money doesn’t go to anyone.

    I have no idea what “Getting FTC through it” would look like since it’s already been distributed, or why it would ruin it’s image. Other ICO coins are presently challenging Bitcoin for market cap dominance. The ICO didn’t ruin it’s image, it created a stable market valuation for it.

    As usual, a bunch of incorrect statements from the peanut gallery who refuses to learn anything about what it is we’re talking about, and only wishes to stifle innovation. When will they learn?

    Seriously, Ghostlander, I really do expect a more sophisticated conversation from you than just rehashing the same dumb arguments which are easily demonstrated false. It’s one thing to get it constantly from Mirrax and Chekaz, who really can’t be blamed for not understanding how these things work, but you could at least do us all the favor of a quick google before you go telling people a bunch of things that aren’t true.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    It doesn’t matter much what I think of ICO personally. It matters what the most people think of it. They think exactly what I’ve said. Are you sure you can convince them all to think the opposite?


  • | Tip lizhi

    Hi, I comes 🙂 . I focus on the wealth effect. In fact, we need some help from some rich friends. There might be some exchange list us this year, I’m trying to do this.

    The more important question is who leads Feathercoin, Liberalism has gone bankrupt.


  • | Tip mirrax

    Hi, I comes 🙂 . I focus on the wealth effect. In fact, we need some help from some rich friends. There might be some exchange list us this year, I’m trying to do this.

    The more important question is who leads Feathercoin, Liberalism has gone bankrupt.

    +1 Lizhi on voice of wisdom.

    btcx.org was also talking about btc38.com

    One think is sure, Kevlar, Calem and Dave do not lead the coin.

    Nobody does at the moment.

    I will gladly vote for you or Ghost.

    You two contributed the most and seems your opinions are based or real world perception.


  • Regular Member | Tip zerodrama

    Kevlar, you confuse ability and relevance. I’m all for a research chain.

    Let me give you a different analogy:

    The coder has a hammer.

    The miners have a blueprint.

    The market wants the house built quick.

    The holders want to add a swimming pool.

    The coder has a tool. The miners say whether the swimming pool will fit without renovating. The holders have a goal. If the miners screw up the blueprint, the holders are very much entitled to moan about it.

    The power each one has effectively is an accident of the madness that we call software development. The attention each deserves is more fluid than that.


  • | Tip lizhi

    Time is cash after all. The past two weeks are gold.

    We should make something valuable for feathercoin. After stop squabbling, a great man stand up and say “follow me”. Who is he possibly ? mirrax ? never be Bushnell.

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  • | Tip null

    Maybe a BTC PoB ICO with sharedropping to Feathercoin and Bitshares holders.

    Feathercoin as a brand can operate 2 products. I can’t see how that’s an issue.

    FT2 as DPoS, can represent the communities interests as a whole.

    I think it’s a novel idea worth trying.

    FTC will sort out its ACP issue eventually, but the last thing anyone wants to do is to fork ftc to dpos or make anymore drastic changes.

    Can anyone see the sense I’m trying to convey here?


  • | Tip null

    Lizhi, I’m sure you would be a trusted delegate.

    Everyone here in this thread.

    Heck, it wouldn’t be hard to band the community together to just make up the 101 delegates we would need to operate this platform to govern ftc and ft2.

    Isn’t that what all this is really about? The inability for the community aspect of the coins ethos, to scale and the need to help support the people who maintain the network?


  • | Tip null

    @Lizhi, I haven’t even checked in months but yeah your right.

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