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[ANN] Everything Points Towards Success - Feathercoin Weekly News #21

  • Regular Member | Tip chrisj

    Feathercoin Official Weekly Update #21

    Tuesday 18th February 2014


    Everything Points Towards Success

    Feathercoin Key Stats

    307 days since genesis block creation
    Approx. 33,700,000 Feathercoins created
    Approx. 14 days behind target generation rate

    Or is it every-one? Nothing is just everything without direction and greatness cannot be achieved until we learn to love what it is we do. Today we show the power of execution.

    Coinfest Success

    And we begin with the powerful @Motherlode1 and @Lizardman aka Norman and David respectively. These guys put in a lot of energy in to the Coinfest expo in Vancouver Canada last weekend. Feathercoin had a stall and was met by lots of supporters; people who said they loved Feathercoin but for one reason or another just hadn’t stopped to say ‘hi’ on the forum yet.

    Norman was kind enough to make note of their feedback so that we could continue to improve on the website.


    Norman (who already brought us Feathercoin on Reddit) shooting for the Youtube Livestream at Coinfest Vancouver. Checkout the cool FTC t-shirt made by David

    One of the things I really admire about Norman is his ability to take responsibility and fix problems. He said he was going to do something and then he did it. If there was a hiccup, even if it was outside of his control, he apologised anyway and found a workaround. He kept his focus and remembered what was important. To make no mention of all the work he did in the background to imagine the opportunity ahead of him and turn it in to a reality.

    For a while before the Livestream it looked like we wouldn’t be able to do it. So he tried out the Hangout link on his phone, installed some stuff and just got it working and did an impromptu show with me. He then produced gems like this:


    Nathan from Cryptominers and Corrina from Crypt0Youth are helping children at risk
    We spoke to Nathan and Corrina (seek 13:12) who told us they are building a project that sees the proceeds from mining go towards helping children who are at risk so that they can fund scholarship programs. This is so beautiful I just had to pick this out of the lineup. Checkout CryptØYouth’s Facebook page and give them a Like or head over to their site http://crypt0youth.org. I will sort them out with some Feathercoins very soon using Michael Harrison’s Feathertipper, which by the way was also a star of the show and was used to send tips to some of the people who left us their Twitter @ tags.


    Big thanks to Andrew on the mic for giving us the chance to join in at the Expo

    The event would not have been possible without the hard work from the guys at Coinfest. We are in talks about hosting one in the UK as well and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Prostate Cancer UK Goal Reached FTW!

    Hey who moved the goal posts?

    You did! That’s right, you punched above your weight and redefined a more meaningful goal because the last one was way too easy apparently. Well that is according to @HopeStillFlies who upped the stakes by matching all the previous donations with one big mega buy!

    Hope does indeed still fly. Did I do any of that weird philosophical stuff in this news yet?

    Memory is the eye of imagination but it is only hope that pierces through to create a path in to a future. A hope that dreams of a day that our past will be uncovered and understood differently and with compassion.

    Yeah anyway to be specific this is a stretch goal. It won’t embarrass us if we don’t make it but wouldn’t be fun if we did? The Raffle will be drawn at the Oxford Blue this Saturday at 20:00 UTC. If you’re around we’d love to see you. Ruthie is planning on getting a livestream together.

    Success is achieved when we learn how to enjoy what we do and @Uncle_Muddy is having a whale of a time.

    New Website

    As you may have realised by now we have a new website. Not that I would know but it was rather like giving birth.


    It’s a launch!
    Big thanks go to @Bush, @Sev, @Entimp, and Peter (@555) and all of the others who contributed to this project. We got there in the end and it has given us a platform on which we can grow. The main website is in Wordpress which means we can start adding you guys as bloggers. We want to use the main image on the home page to feature your projects. So get working and send us your pictures.

    Note: we have had a few spambots reactivitate since installing the new forum. This should be sorted soon as the permissions were changed. We would love to get your feedback so that we can continue to improve it, this is for all of us so give us a shout in the comments.

    One Year Anniversary of Feathercoin

    Well not quite yet. But I am pleased to welcome back @Entimp, where would we be without him?, who has brought forth the idea of a one year anniversary celebration for Feathercoin this coming April. Now this is an plan I think we can all get behind. Head over to his thread and help him develop this worthy event.


    The more you do the more you can do, procrastination is too much like hard work because you just end up getting in your own way. Sometimes we need to look to our heroes who can show us how to do it. They are doers, that is to say they are thinkers with the courage to commit.

    I hope you will take the inspiration from these newsletters and show everyone what you can do with it.

    You can find last week’s newsletter here: Change Before You Have To Pt2. 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 chrisj

    Here is the link to Bitcointalk forum. Because of changes to the formatting in our new forum we decided just to link the beginning section and link people here.

  • | Tip mirrax

    Good newsletter Chris!

  • | Tip ChekaZ

    Great Newsletter! 🙂

  • | Tip Ruthie

    Great news letter Chris 🙂 motherlode1 and lozardman again well done for the great input you made at Coinfest 🙂

    If anyone is planning on coming from abroad to the one year anniversary meet up in Oxford contact me for any info.
    Also if anyone has any other ideas for one year anniversary just post and we’ll get something going 🙂

  • | Tip Chap2212

    Awesome job. Love the new site look. Thank you all.

  • | Tip kris_davison

    Great newsletter chrisj as always. What motherload1 and lozardman did at coinfest was amazing thank you so much for all the hard work!

  • Regular Member | Tip motherlode1

    Hey guys, a bit of thank you’s are in order

    I want to thank Bushstar for funding this operation. Without him we would not have a place at Coinfest. Chris did an amazing job with the live stream. It was short notice but he stayed up late just to make it possible. Thank you for that Chris. Thanks to Ruthie for getting me in touch with David (lizardman) and providing me with all the support she could and the logos for FTC ( cant forget those). And fryputt I have not forgotten you. Fryputt donated 30 FTC for handing out to people. Because of him we were able to give out FTC to more people and in bigger numbers. Netnerd, regardless of what happened to the coins, its the gesture that counts. I appreciate you and uncle_muddy going out of your way to send me those coins. Thank you so much for that. Also Mharrison, thankyou for updating the feathertipper website in the short amount of time you had. I still have that 10 FTC up for grabs. Once you have that shark with laser eyes and machine guns, victory is ours.

    Finally a big thank you to the entire community for supporting Coinfest in your own way. I have said it before and I will say it again. " A coin is worth nothing without its community"

    I hope to be involved in more activities like this and I will do all I can from my end to get FTC where it needs to be.



  • | Tip Thytos

    Great work as always with this newsletter!

    And good job to you motherlode1 🙂

  • | Tip CoinFest

    Thanks for coming, guys! CoinFest is only possible because of community donations like yours, which go to spreading crypto-awareness. Noman has been a big help, and is an official CoinFest organizer. I look forward to further collaboration. 🙂

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