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[ANN] Change Before You Have To Pt 1 - Feathercoin Weekly News #19


  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Feathercoin Official Weekly Update #19

    Tuesday 4th February 2014

    url=http://www.feathercoin.com

    “Change Before You Have To”

    ~Jack Welch

    Feathercoin Key Stats

    294 days since genesis block creation
    Approx. 32,100,000 Feathercoins created
    Approx. 14 days behind target generation rate

    The more we change the more resistant we are to manipulation. Today’s news is sponsored by the word enthusiasm. It comes from the Greek Enthusiastikos it means something like “the god within”. Enthusiasm can be understood as a celebration upon discovering our own unique perspective on the truth; a discovery of what we are here to learn. And truth is the only commodity in any market that never loses its value. The more I think about it the more I have come to believe that having enthusiasm means realising our direction before the journey itself has begun.

    And yes Dostoevsky may have been right, that ‘everyone believes they have unique access to the truth’ but what is remarkable is when we do our work, show it to the world and others join us to bring all the perspectives together.

    We can’t procrastinate over tasks that don’t matter. If you’re putting it off it’s probably important. Movement is change and just starting with something, anything is often enough to get your moving. So let’s go!

    New Ways to Buy Feathercoin

    Change is the new normal and I thought I would start by listing some new exchanges in addition to Bittylicious and BTCe. Here is a list:

    Feathercoin Reddit Exchange mentioned last week, buy Feathercoins peer-to-peer LocalBitcoin style using Reddit
    Morrex
    a 100% Canadian exchange
    ZipZap
    Buy Feathercoins for cash over the counter, this has been soft launched more info soon
    []Vault of Satoshi](url=https://www.vaultofsatoshi.com) a fantastic looking setup out of Canada

    The vault of Satoshi have a great piece on their Philosophy page :

    We are a fun spirited team of seasoned technology entrepreneurs who get excited about making changes that matter. One thing we all have in common is that we all care deeply about creating positive change in this world. We know what doesn’t work in our society and are eager to support new ideas that evolve us as a collective.

    Now that’s a mission. I haven’t spoken to them yet but it’s definitely high up on my list. So please spread the word, tell 3 of your friends about Feathercoin and show them these ways of buying. If there are any other new places that accept Feathercoin please let us know and we will add them here.

    List of Scrypt ASIC Miners

    @Chirale came to see us at the last meetup in Oxford and we had a great time. He has been kind enough to start a thread keeping people up to date on the progress of the ASIC companies; their shipping times; hashrates; links to their websites and announcement threads. Good effort and very helpful indeed.

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    *One of the most helpful posts ever

    Multicoin.eu

    I got an enthusiastic PM from ]@prensel[/url] telling me all about his project called Multicoin.eu. I don’t know much about mining but it comes with something called a JSON Output whoever he is 😛 and this is what prenel had to say about his project:

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    *Every minute Multicoin.eu calculates the most profitable coin, yeah i know nothing new, but this one is a bit different…

    The output on screen is also available in a json output http://multicoin.eu/json.php (for free, unlike at coinwarz where you have to pay for it).

    On each of my miners i have a small script running invoking the json output and redirecting the cgminer to the most profitable or next best profitable p2pool server for that moment. It is similar like sites as multipool.us but instead of having to use their own server you can use p2pool servers with this system and you control which p2pool server for which coin. Easily configurable with a local json file. So you’re not tied to a ddos’ed server or high fee server anymore and still have the advantage of automatically mining on the most profitable server.*

    There you go. You no longer need to be tied down to a ddos’ed server… I think we all know what that feels like. But seriously that’s a cool project, please jump on and let us know how you get on with it.

    Feathercoin Raffle @Uncle_Muddy (aka Rob) is doing a raffle in support of the Prostate Cancer Charity. As you know we are big fans of organised giving around here and Rob has already successfully raised 400FTC in support. Before we go in to the prizes let’s talk about why it’s so important:

    Prostate cancer kills one man every hour and the number of men with the disease is rising at an alarming rate. While it is already the most common cancer in men, it is predicted to become the most prevalent of all cancers by 2030.

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    1 Feathercoin = 1 Ticket, don’t forget to let Rob know on the thread or via PM

    That sounds like a pretty worthy cause to me. It also goes to another worthy cause which is showing the world how much we care and that we didn’t just buy our Feathercoins to hold on to them and sell them for more later.

    This is what is up for grabs:

    1st Prize

    Limited Edition Laser Etched Physical Feathercoin Wallet (0010-W1) Pre-loaded with 55FTC!

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    URL=http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx145/toftrjuk/raffle/coin_cert_zps3808e587.jpg

    2nd Prize

    Â £ 50.00 or $ 50.00 worth of Amazon Gift Cards!

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    3rd & 4th Prize

    3rd Prize Approx. 1.4Mh/s Mining for 5 days! (3rd - 7th March)

    4th Prize Approx. 1.4Mh/s Mining for 5 days! (17th -21st March)

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    Quite a few people have just donated without buying tickets.

    The winners will be announced on the 22nd February in our favourite venue the Oxford Blue.

    Coinfest

    Representing Vancouver, Canada @motherlode1 (aka Norman) is working hard on getting Feathercoin in to ATMs and the Coinfest meetup. He says he needs to raise $200 for Feathercoin to get us a stall. We’d also be interested in hosting a Coinfest meetup here in the UK as well.

    There’s just too much going on with Norman for me to tell you about all the opportunities he wants to take up but I think a good start would be putting our support behind his efforts. Here is a brief summary Coinfest’s mission has to offer:

    Coinfest is a fun gathering for people of all kinds who are curious about Bitcoin. Here you can practice and learn about the revolutionary technology and concept behind new digital money.

    Andreas and the NYC Hearings

    Last week I had the great fortune and serendipity to join in with Thomas and Andreas while watching the New York regulators try and work out how they can leech off of Bitcoin. You can checkout the video here. The video features Christopher Franko of Frankocoin at the beginning and I come in around 2hrs48mins.

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    This facepalm went viral on Twitter during the hearings

    A lot was discussed including how we could take something positive away from such a dreadful experience. The important thing for me was that we shouldn’t give these parasites anymore attention than absolutely necessary. We got in to this mess in the first place because we saw fit to outsource our wealth management. Those people promptly developed a gambling addiction and are now showing us imaginary numbers (not the good kind) when they let us have guest access to our ‘bank accounts’.

    Following the discussion Andreas was kind enough to invite me to a group discussion over dinner before the official meetup. I had the pleasure to meet Nicolas Cary CEO of Blockchain.info; Kyle Drake of the powerful Coinpunk project which let’s people run their own Bitcoin wallets; Gabriel Sukenik of Coinapult which lets people send their coins over SMS and email;

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    Artist’s impression of the dinner

    So I was super chuffed to be there. I did ask the restaurant if they still took British pounds and I did shame their staff after they refused to take Bitcoin. Sadly everyone paid in fiat and despite the table being full of computer scientists the bill did have to be split using a calculator!

    After the dinner I was spoilt even more when I got to meet the lead dev of Etheruem, Erik Voorhees (well I got to see him from a distance) and finally got a meeting regarding that Bitcoin Design meetup I talked about a couple of weeks ago.

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    This guy is like my hero, he’s brilliantly eloquent and inspiring. He did a quick fire Q&A, very improv

    Andreas ended the evening with a fantastic performance. The whole place was packed out, in fact Paul announced on stage that the London Bitcoin meetup is now the largest Bitcoin group in the world. Rock on!

    TL;DR

    You know that niggling voice in the back of your mind that says “you’re wasting your life, you’re wasting your life”. Well there’s a Japanese word that I couldn’t find on the internet but it describes someone who just does the right thing even if they really really don’t want to because they know deep down that what lies the other side their effort is too important.

    Make time.

    You can find last week’s newsletter here: The Trust Issue Today special thanks go to @Ruthie, for their contributions to this newsletter.

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

    Thank-you for your time.


  • Regular Member | Tip motherlode1

    Excellent write up. Just a side note. The 200 dollars need to be raised in a coin of our choice as Coinfest does not take fiat at all. I say we raise 200 dollar worth of FTC. This will get us promotion space at Coinfest, our logos printed on all merchandise and banners and also promotion through social media. Coinfest will also be officially including FTC in their organization.

    The only problem is we have about 2 days from today before everything goes to print. So if we are going to do this then we need to move fast. I am sure Chris can setup a donation wallet that will accept your most gracious offerings. If any one has any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask me.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    [quote name=“motherlode1” post=“57096” timestamp=“1391549175”]
    Excellent write up. Just a side note. The 200 dollars need to be raised in a coin of our choice as Coinfest does not take fiat at all. I say we raise 200 dollar worth of FTC. This will get us promotion space at Coinfest, our logos printed on all merchandise and banners and also promotion through social media. Coinfest will also be officially including FTC in their organization.

    The only problem is we have about 2 days from today before everything goes to print. So if we are going to do this then we need to move fast. I am sure Chris can setup a donation wallet that will accept your most gracious offerings. If any one has any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask me.
    [/quote]

    Bushstar says he will send you $200 worth of Feathercoin just PM the wallet details.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    I mean address 😎


  • | Tip Thytos

    Wow! (I will start counting how many times I say “wow” in this forum).

    Another amazing newsletter, as always.
    And knowing in the same forum topic that we could be present at coinfest (thanks to motherlode) and will be (thanks to bushstar) is a fact that speaks for itself. Kudos to both aka +1rep 🙂


  • | Tip justabitoftime

    Great newsletter.


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    [quote name=“Ruthie” post=“57097” timestamp=“1391549715”]
    Bushstar says he will send you $200 worth of Feathercoin just PM the wallet details.
    [/quote]
    Tell him I will get him a beer at the Blue on the 22nd 😎

    Another great news letter Chris, thanks for the plug on the raffle, and remember people drop me a PM if you would like tickets so I can issue you with a wallet address 🙂

    UM


  • | Tip CloudScrypt

    Another great write up. Feels good to be a part of such a great community - will have to convert some more sterling into FTC and send over a donation!


  • Regular Member | Tip T4rQu1N

    Great write up Chris, sounds like exciting times ahead! Love the viral facepalm 😃


  • Banned | Tip iankwok2-c

    Your newsletters are really professional. Thanks. 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip netnerd

    [quote name=“Ruthie” post=“57097” timestamp=“1391549715”]
    Bushstar says he will send you $200 worth of Feathercoin just PM the wallet details.
    [/quote]

    Coinfest Feathercoin OMG. That is just great I cant wait to meet him 🙂 Will he be at the Oxford Blue on the 22nd?
    Like Uncle Muddy said Pint coming your way 🙂

    Another great newsletter Chris, looking forward to pt2 🙂


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Great newsletter as always Chris. Looking forward to some amazing new developments 🙂


  • | Tip Ruthie

    741ftc from Bush sent to motherlode1 for coinfest 🙂

    For all those asking if Bush will be at the next meet on Sat Feb 22nd the answer is yes 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip flcph

    very nice news letter thank you…


  • | Tip mirrax

    Nice newsletter!
    It seems it is always real pleasure to listen to Andreas.


  • Regular Member | Tip BikerGSX

    Love the newsletter, as always. 🙂 Good job Chris. 😉


  • Regular Member | Tip BikerGSX

    [quote name=“Ruthie” post=“57194” timestamp=“1391592244”]
    741ftc from Bush sent to motherlode1 for coinfest 🙂

    For all those asking if Bush will be at the next meet on Sat Feb 22nd the answer is yes 🙂
    [/quote]

    Wow thanks for doing that Bushstar. 😉


  • | Tip Gyzzbrah1337

    Great newsletter mates 😎


  • | Tip lizhi

    We will greet those who belong to our wind and rain.


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    I agree with everyone else. These newsletters are fantastic. Just a thought, can we have social share/add buttons for threads on the new forum. I’d love to share things like this with like minded friends.


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