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[ANN] Fly - Feathercoin Weekly News #15 with Giveaway


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Feathercoin Official Weekly Update #15

    Tuesday 7th January 2014

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    Fly

    Feathercoin Key Stats
    266 days since genesis block creation
    Approx. 29,000,000 Feathercoins created
    Approx. 13.8 days behind target generation rate

    Happy New Year!

    A hesitation before the jump could sabotage the fall. Learning to fly isn’t easy because most people forget that it starts with a jump. In fact the jump already happened and we’re all already falling but with so many looking for something to hold on to it’s easy to forget that everything has changed.

    If you’re still waiting to be born and feel you need more of a safety net before you make your jump I hope you will find all the support you need here. It’s important that everyone feels their safety net is adjusted to just the right height - maybe a little lower that we are comfortable with. And that’s what the community is all about. A common unity.

    To help you on your way @ChekaZ is running a competition. Keep your eyes peeled for further instructions on how to take part.

    Peace News Now

    I was asked by DerrikJ (no relation) to join him on his show Peace News Now on Sunday and there was much rejoicing

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    DerrikJ upon discovering the secret to world peace

    I am so glad he invited me on his show. We made some important discoveries like Sacrifice is not the same as Surrender; legitimacy has to be earned; and it should be easier to get to the top than it is to stay there. We also talked about the need to scale but I believe it’s not about being big, it’s about being relevant. What’s decentralised is not the code or the server nodes but the idea itself.

    I really look forward to doing more stuff with these guys and if you do too please give us a shout and get involved.

    Feathercoin USB Block Erupter

    Meanwhile in China @Lizhi has been busy. One of the biggest threats to Crypto Currencies is not centralisation but specialisation. That’s when a small group of people have privileged access to information and resources. Even back in the 18th Century Adam Smith noted:

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

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    Affordable and scalable; ultimately accessible, meaning: distributed and diverse

    We are tool makers and mining hardware needs to be affordable and available to everyone. If I understand correctly @lizhi has created 240Khash output at 2 Watts per unit! This could be pretty significant.

    And this is what it’s all about: the people at the top giving those at the bottom, who have the best perspective, everything they need to remove their barriers to success. Hardware like this can easily be open sourced and made available to people all over the world to join the network.

    Spreading the network across geographic as well as cultural lines places a higher burden on a would be attacker as no attack can take place without collusion. That collusion in turn requires a co-understanding with other peers. Which means that by the time the attacker has achieved their aim they have unwittingly taken part in producing the very outcome we are all here to work towards.

    You can follow the thread along with @Lizhi’s progress on his thread.

    Feathercoin Mining Monitor

    But there’s not a lot of point in having the tools if you don’t have the feedback you need to make the most of them. Checkout this nifty little project from @sradics

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    It’s a mining monitor providing information on your miner rig, pool and FTC value. Keeping the Blockchain secure and processing payments cannot come at the expense of your financial security. You need to make yourself strong first before you can help others find theirs and it looks like @sradics is well on his way. Here is the some linky goodness:

    Monitor is available on GitHub: https://github.com/sradics/miningdashboard
    Small description is available at: http://grow-feathercoin.blogspot.de/2013/12/mining-dashboard-feathercoin-miner.html

    Alt Coin Timelines and Merchant Setup Guide

    @Severino has been asking for ages if he can get some help making a Merchant Guide and an Altcoin.

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    Want to help out by filling in the gaps?

    Head over to the threads now and get involved. This is a marvelous opportunity whether you are new or an experienced Feathercoin Citizen.

    FTC Merchant Guide Project
    AltCoin Timeline Project

    A Great Doctor Gives Life

    Last time we were introduced to John who has a project which writes songs for sick children to help lift their spirits at a very traumatic time in their lives. I reached out to the Feathercoin community asking for support and I am delighted to announce that John has now raised 306 Feathercoins

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    John’s Charity has written over 24,000 thousands of songs for sick children

    John got in touch with me to say that if we raise $250 worth of Feathercoin that will be enough for him to write a song for a child. How cool would it be if we could help him achieve that?

    Remember that a Feathercoin is divisible to 100 million units. Our power lies in our diversity and numbers not our personal wealth.

    Target 650 FTC, 47% of the way there

    Make a difference now:
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    New Feathercoin Website as Bittylicious run out of Feathercoin!

    This year must start with a much needed revamp of the website. Right now it simply does not do us justice. We jumped in so fast that we just didn’t get the time to sort out some of the basics. We even ran out of Feathercoins on Bittylicious this morning (there were 10s of the thousands before Xmas) because sometimes it’s too easy to take on too much at once and lose yourself.

    Well this week I am making all this a priority. @Wrapper has started a thread here so get involved if you think you’re hard enough.

    The Future is Already Here

    “The future is already here - it’s just not evenly distributed.”
    -William Gibson

    I am delighted to tell you (again!) that Kevlar’s Blockchain Link project went live on the 31st December. Here’s the elevator pitch:

    Link is an open standard for embedding data in any Blockchain to create an open market of searchable information that is free of control from governments and censorship.
    Think pirate bay for crypto currencies but with all the resilience of a distributed network. It is designed to be easy to read, cheap to publish, and difficult to censor.

    It establishes a free market for permanent publishing on the internet. It also provides the much sought after intrinsic value on to blockchains by giving them a further reason to exist, be secured and distributed in the wallets.

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    I spoke to @Kevlar on Skype and he told me:

    Link is ready for mutation, and we want people to try it out and try it on. It’s more than just the website, it’s an open standard that people can build on. At the moment it is just Torrent links but it doesn’t have to be just that; we want to know ‘what would you embed in the blockchain, which blockchain and why?’

    I am proud that this grew out of our forum and want this to be just the first of what’s to come. Later in the coversation Kevlar came out with this gem:

    Bitcoin is a commodity that is a supported by a community, Feathercoin is community that has rallied around a commodity.

    Now that’s insight! So get thinking about your project and how you can have some impact. Go there now and try it on for yourself. http://blockchain-link.com

    North American Bitcoin Conference

    @Alessandro will be attending the Bitcoin Conference in Miami, his home town. []There is talk](url=http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php/topic,6444.msg50265.html#msg50265) of me going as well. In fact @SkullandHeadphones already sent me 300 FTC to help fund the trip. It looks like it will feature some pretty big names.

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    So what do you think? If there is someone from the US who wants to go and represent then I will gladly hand over to them as I would like to see more people get involved offline. These conferences aren’t like other industry gatherings as they are not merely an excuse for employees to take time off work on the company account. They are very productive and inspiring and usually full of great people.

    TL;DR

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    To help you break free simply post your Feathercoin Address along with some feedback on the newsletter and @Chekaz (or money bags as we like to call him) will sort you out (260 FTC to give away).

    You can find last week’s newsletter here: Feathercoin Christmas Special.
    Today special thanks go to @Ruthie for her contributions to this newsletter.

    You can follow us on Twitter @Feathercoin to stay up to date.

    Thank-you for your time.


  • Regular Member | Tip Pryderi

    Thanks Chris, once again.

    Love the [quote]A hesitation before the jump could sabotage the fall. Learning to fly isn’t easy because most people forget that it starts with a jump. In fact the jump already happened and we’re all already falling but with so many looking for something to hold on to it’s easy to forget that everything has changed.[/quote]


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Please show your support on the [url=https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=404014.msg4372581#msg4372581]Bitcointalk thread[/url]. Thank-you.


  • | Tip King0190

    Nice work:)
    FTC is a really good coin and have future!

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  • Regular Member | Tip finalbillybong

    Brillaint update Chris! I’m very interested to hear more about these block erupters…

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  • | Tip 3eroCold

    I hope good news will come more and more, and volume of FTC/BTC and FTC/fiat trades will rise!

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  • | Tip ghitzafunny

    FTC community is growing bigger and stronger !The asic miners will increase the overall hashing power and the value of FTC ! Link is one of the best features of the blockchain ! thx KEVLAR for making it possible !The true value of Feathercoin is given by us , If we want 1FTC to be worth 1FTC , we should use them for trades and to buy things and services , and never change back into fiat !

    if you could give me a small bit of that 280 FTC would be nice , if not , I am still glad I am a part of Feathecoin community
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  • | Tip mnstrcck

    +1 Rep - What a way to start the new year.


  • | Tip KaneCreep

    I believe and hope FTC has a very prosperous year, I have traded most of my LTC for feather, big risk I know but I have a good felling about it.

    Very informative forum and everyone seem freindly 🙂

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  • | Tip Thytos

    Not much else to say here: Great news from start to end!

    As for the block erupters, any idea when the 1st ones will be commercially available?

    And as for the giveway idea, it really worked… just look at all those replies in the bitcointalk 🙂


  • Spammer Banned | Tip Kevlar

    [quote name=“Thytos” post=“50565” timestamp=“1389135368”]
    And as for the giveway idea, it really worked… just look at all those replies in the bitcointalk 🙂
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    I just noticed that! 4 pages of overwhelmingly positive replies? AWESOME!!! 🙂


  • | Tip Thytos

    [quote name=“Kevlar” post=“50567” timestamp=“1389135600”]
    I just noticed that! 4 pages of overwhelmingly positive replies? AWESOME!!! 🙂
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    And i suspect that number will be going up!

    As for you Kevlar, excellent work with LINK! +1 rep. Im still trying to figure out the full scope of what LINK may have brought to the cryptoworld as a whole but even from this foggy perspective I imagine a great future for it! 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip BikerGSX

    Excellent newsletter, it was worth waiting for. Very informative as always.

    Not only do I get it for free, BUT I get paid to read it!!! Welcome to crypto everyone.

    I LOVE the Feathercoin Forum 😘


  • | Tip erd

    Quite the informative read! 😃


  • | Tip sradics

    Wow - amazing what happenz in one week feathercoin time (feels like a month).
    Chris - thanks for the brilliant update again 🙂


  • | Tip lizhi

    Excellent newsletter, I assure you that we are making progress every day.

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  • | Tip Alessandro

    Lots of excitement! We’re a feisty bunch 😉

    Inspiring words as always Chris. We appreciate it.


  • Regular Member | Tip flcph

    The first news letter of a prosperous year 2014 thanks again chris,

    one nice idea to the news letter if possible, could be to do a video interview of members of the forum who contributed to the promotion of the feathercoin by their ideas and project for example kevlar and link Feathercoin, lizhi with the USB Block Erupter and many other. thanks

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  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    [quote name=“flcph” post=“50654” timestamp=“1389172494”]
    one nice idea to the news letter if possible, could be to do a video interview of members of the forum who contributed to the promotion of the feathercoin by their ideas and project for example kevlar and link Feathercoin, lizhi with the USB Block Erupter and many other. thanks
    [/quote]

    That’s a good idea +1 thanks.


  • Regular Member | Tip flcph

    [quote name=“chrisj” post=“50655” timestamp=“1389172833”]
    [quote author=flcph link=topic=6704.msg50654#msg50654 date=1389172494]
    one nice idea to the news letter if possible, could be to do a video interview of members of the forum who contributed to the promotion of the feathercoin by their ideas and project for example kevlar and link Feathercoin, lizhi with the USB Block Erupter and many other. thanks
    [/quote]

    That’s a good idea +1 thanks.
    [/quote]

    and a ++1 to you for your great work Chris


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