BTC Vault - Slax Bitcoin Distribution

Bernie gains key Gen Z, Millennial & Libertarian support when he accepts cryptocurrency campaign contributions!

Beyond his unwavering support for Net Neutrality, Bernie's plan to invest $150B in a "resilient, affordable, publicly owned broadband infrastructure" addresses core issues for many Gen Z, Millennial & Libertarian voters. Likewise, Bernie's Fair Banking For All proposal to increase financial access and opportunity for all, resonates with the core desire of many of us who want to decentralize finance.
As a long-time Berner, I want to see Bernie gain broader support in these circles and I believe he can do that by taking a clear stance in favor of cryptocurrency.
For starts, just by accepting cryptocurrency campaign donations, Bernie can stand out from every other remaining candidate for POTUS in 2020, including Trump
Accepting donations in crypto will draw the attention of key influencers in technology--those who get the revolutionary/disruptive political-economic potential of blockchain tech--especially the Ethereum community--the largest (by developer-participation), highest potential, and fastest growing blockchain; a peer-to-peer "smart money" enabling decentralized finance (DeFi) on the internet globally right now.
Bernie should get publicly behind this politically and economically revolutionary, decentralized, 3rd way permission-less political-economy precisely because the Ethereum community would be delighted to enable our movement to successfully achieve our largest goals much more rapidly. And we know that--in the context of our climate emergency--time IS our greatest constraint.
So far, like Biden (and unlike Yang...), Bernie's has an ambivalent position on DeFi. This despite the facts: DeFi is already disrupting the global financial system; DeFi is clearly key to decentralizing and democratizing access to finance that is transparent, immutable, authentic, and autonomous.
Bernie has the opportunity to define the terms of the debate on this issue and the fact is, 43% of Gen Z and Millennials already believe cryptocurrency could replace the US financial system TODAY...by directly disintermediating billionaire control and directly replacing centralized banking with decentralized peer-to-peer financial apps that live in any smartphone on the planet!
By integrating DeFi into his Fair Banking For All plan, Bernie can immediately enable every post office location in the US to quickly offer powerful, affordable and decentralized banking services, ensuring everyone's independence from predatory banksters and direct community control of our collective financial opportunities. This will enable us to automatically direct revenue toward funding community-controlled projects to directly create employment...projects like the Green New Deal, M4A, worker-owned and controlled small-business enterprises, and much much more--without having to wait for permission or funding from ANY centrally-controlled administrative bureaucracy.
Think of it! With DeFi, all of our communities can actively and directly define and fund what we're creating with our labor power, exactly how and with whom we're doing it, and which communities are benefiting from our collective efforts!
By embracing modern cryptoeconomic theory--the theoretic foundation of DeFi on Ethereum and other emerging decentralized apps--Bernie can significantly expedite adoption of a revolutionary new peer-to-peer model of public finance, one that enables communities of ANY size to directly define and fund crucial social programs both locally and globally, all automatically, transparently, immutably, and authentically simply by interacting with DeFi apps, without needing participation or permission from centrally controlled banks and other corrupt middlemen.
Yes, our movement IS making the vested interests of the legacy establishment "very nervous." Now we also have a way to make wealth-elites completely obsolete!
Not me. US!
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The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

This is it. If you're interested to see what NAV is all about, this is the ultimate guide for you. You will learn about the history of NavCoin and how it evolved. You will learn about the current state and features of NavCoin and you will learn about the exciting new features that are planned and coming up in the (near) future.
So buckle up, this is going to be a long ride!

Table Of Content


Introduction - What is NavCoin?


The History

Introduction
The following chapter will summarize and break down the history of NavCoin in a few sentences. NAV started a long time ago, went through rebrandings and changes of the core team before it became what it is today.

SummerCoin
NavCoin was initially first introduced under the name SummerCoin on April 23 in 2014. SummerCoin was a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. It used to have a PoW/PoS hybrid algorithm with a block time of 45 seconds.

SummerCoinV2 /NavajoCoin
Soon after the initial launch of SummerCoin, the original developer left and SoopY (soopy452000 on bitcointalk) took over as the main developer and rebranded the project to SummerCoinV2 respectively NavajoCoin and introduced new features.
The name NavajoCoin was chosen in honor of the Navajo Code Talker. The unbreakable Navajo code was used to encrypt highly classified military information and commands and decrypt the same in WW II.
SoopY introduced a technology which allowed sending transactions anonymously and private. This technology was called "Navajo Anonymous Technology". SoopY also released a new wallet and set the Proof of Stake rewards at 10% for the first year, 5% for the second year and 2% for every year after.

NavCoin
On August 12, 2014, Craig (current lead core developer, pakage on bitcointalk) started to get involved with NAV by helping to set up a website [10].
It was officially announced that Craig joined the core team as a "Wallet & Web Developer" on November 06, 2014.
The last tokenswap and restart of the blockchain of NAV happened on May 12, 2016.
Soon later, SoopY stopped showing up and Craig stepped into the role of the lead core developer. Since then, Craig has assembled a strong team with which he built NavCoin into what it is today.
Currently, Craig and the NavCoin Core team is located in New Zealand and they are actively developing many ground-braking features which differentiate NAV from other cryptocurrencies. You will read more about that later in this article.

The Current State

Introduction
The year 2018 has been a thriving year for the NavCoin ecosystem. Despite the USD price of NAV not reflecting it, in 2018 the core team has developed a whole bunch of new features. Also the core content creators published the first official guidelines that function as an orientation guide for community content creators. This chapter will give you an overview of the current team, the features, the prior mentioned guidelines and the community of NavCoin.

Core Team [1]
Last year, the core team has grown alot. It contains of developers, content creators and interns. The core team are employees of Encrypt S, the New Zealand's leading blockchain R&D lab. Encrypt S is developing blockchain solutions since 2014 and values building open-source software highly.

Craig MacGregor - Chief Executive Officer
Craig is the CEO of Encrypt S and the founder of NavCoin. He is one of the world's most experienced blockchain developers. Craig founded NavCoin in 2014 and is developing software for it since then. He has assembled a strong team of like-minded people. Craig also speaks at seminars and conferenced. Some of the companies and conferences he did blockchain education sessions at are Oracle, Xero, Air New Zealand, Blok Tex and trademe. Together with the team, he is also doing a education series on YouTube where he explains upcoming features in-depth for the community.

Alex Vazquez - Chief Technical Officer
Alex is the CTO of Encrypt S and the most active contributor to the NavCoin core Github. He has incredible knowledge of blockchains and proposes and implements solutions for challenges and features. He supports community developers frequently and answers any questions of the community thoroughly. Like Craig, Alex is developing software for the NavCoin ecosystem for a very long time. Alex speaks at universities at times and educates students about the blockchain technology.

Paul Sanderson - Lead Software Engineer
Paul is the Lead Software Engineer at Encrypt S. He has a flair for technology. His technical and management skills are perfectly suited for consultancy and investment advising. He also frequently contributes to the NavCoin core source code.

Rowan Savage - Senior Software Engineer
Rowan is a full stack software engineer with more than a decade experience in developing complex front-end web applications. He joined Encrypt S in February 2018 and has since been involved in the Valence Plattform, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. You will read more about these feature/projects later.

Carter Xiao - Lead UX/UI Designer
Carter specializes in user-centric design and is also very talented with 3D animation, motion graphics and programming. One of NavCoins core principle is "Simplifying Crypto" and UX/UI is a very important part of that.

Matt Paul - Software Engineer
Like Rowan, Matt is a full stack Software Engineer. He joined the core team in Mai 2017 and has since worked on NavPay, NavPi, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. Kieren Hyland - Chief Strategy Officer Kieren is one of the employees that are working for Encrypt S for a very long time. He is the CSO and is a digital strategist and growth hacker with a passion for new technology and has a lot of experience in online marketing. Laura Harris - Creative Director Laura has a combination of commercial and creative flair. She manages the social media accounts for NavCoin and ensures, that NavCoins' message is always powerful, relevant and distinctive. John Darby - Content Creator John is an internationally awarded Technology and Financial sector marketing communications specialist. He is one of the Core Content Creators for NavCoin.

Features of NavCoin [2]
The following features are currently available and have been developed in the last months and years. It is sorted from newest to oldest.

Static Block Reward
The soft-fork for the enabling of static block rewards have been accepted and became active recently at 5th January 2019. This means, that the block reward was changed from a percentage based reward to a static reward. This will incentivize the stakers to have their node online 24/7 which increased the security of the network. It also aligns NavCoin with the PoSv3 specification. With this implementation, the yearly inflation will be 3.6% currently and will exponentionally decrease because of the static value of the rewards. Every staked block will now give the staker 2 NAV. Depending on how many people are staking, the yearly percentage varies. With the network weight currently being around 20'000'000 NAV, stakers earn around 10% rewards from staking 24/7.

Cold staking
To provide extra security to participants in the staking process in the NavCoin network, the core team decided to implement cold staking. This allows to store NAV offline and still be able to sign staking inputs. Looking forward, a possible integration into the Ledger Nano S would mean, that one can stake NAV securely from a offline hardware wallet. How cool is that?

OpenAlias
One of the core principle of NAV is to simplify cryptocurrencies. Many non-technical people are deterred from the long, cryptic addresses used in wallets. When sending funds, you have to make sure that every single letter and digit is correct which is nerve-wracking for the average person. NavCoin has implemented OpenAlias, which allows to transform the wallet address into a email-like form. Everyone can register a name like "[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])". Funds can then be sent to this name, which makes sending crypto much easier and less error-prone.

Community Fund
This is the one big feature I was most excited about. NavCoin core has implemented the first fully decentralized community fund. Acceptance of proposals and release of funds is all approved by the decentralized network. No central authority has access to the fund. The community fund enables everyone to propose their ideas to the NavCoin community and to get paid to implement these ideas. Everyone can propose whatever they like (of course there is a higher rate of success if the proposal contributes to the NavCoin ecosystem ;-)). In fact, this article was sponsored by the NAV-Community by voting "yes" for my proposal. The fund works like this:
For a fee of 50 NAV, everyone can create and present his idea/proposal to the entire NavCoin network. The fee is here to help prevent spam attacks. Proposals can literally be anything - be it development, marketing or anything else you can some up with.
After creating the proposal, everyone contributing to the NavCoin network can then decide if they like the proposal of not. They vote with "Yes" or "No" for the acceptance of the proposal. Voting happens via staking. Every transaction that gets validated by you gives you one vote. This means that the more NAV you are staking, the higher your voting weight is.
The proposal stays in the state "Pending" until it is accepted or rejected. To be accepted, a proposal has to have a participation of at least 50% of all staked blocks and at least 75% of these votes have to be "Yes"-votes. Like-wise to be rejected a proposal need 50% participation of the network and 75% of these votes have to be "No"-votes. Additionally, if a proposal didn't pass after 6 voting cycles (about 6 weeks) it is also rejected.
After a proposal has been accepted, the creator of the proposal can start his work. When the work is finished, or at in the proposal defined checkpoints, the proposal creator can create a payment request for the full or part of the requested funds.
The NavCoin network can then again decide, if the work is what the creator promised to do and vote for the funds or reject the payment request because it was not what he promised. This mechanism ensures, that the funds are only release if the creator of the proposal did what he promised. The NavCoin network decides everything, there is no central authority which makes the community fund 100% decentralized.
The community fund is quite new but there have already been some proposals that were accepted like paying for the development & hosting of NAV block explorer, the creation and distribution of NAV car stickers to the community for free (or paid by the community fund), the funding of interns for NavCoin Core, translation of the website into other languages and YouTube videos. What ideas could you come up with? By the way: this article was also sponsored by the community fund :-)

Proof of Stake
Like said before, NavCoin uses the Proof of Stake algorithm to create and validate blocks. Participants of the NavCoin network can earn rewards by putting their coins to stake and thus validating blocks and securing the network. The reward used to be 4% fixed but recently changed with the implementation of PoSv3. Currently, rewards for stakers that are staking 24/7 is about 10% but it is dependent on how many people are staking. If more nodes come online, this reward will go down. If 90% of all NAVs would be at stake, stakers would still earn 4%.

Tutorials And Guidelines [3]
The NavCoin Core team pushes the community to contribute to the NavCoin ecosystem constantly. They emphasize that NavCoin is an open source project and everyone can contribute. The team tries to make it as easy as possible for the average person to contribute and thus created different tutorials and guidelines.

Tutorials To Contribute To The Website
The whole website is open source. Everyone can contribute to the website. The team created different guides for people to follow [4].

The NavCoin Developer Manifesto
The content creator core team has build a developer manifesto. It defines the values that should be uphold like for example that they will always operate in the best interest of the network. If defines the principles, purposes, scope of involvement and operational requirements [5].

The NavCoin Content Creation Manifesto
Similar to the developer manifesto, there is also a content creation manifesto. Again it defines the principles for creating content, the purpose, the scope of involvement and the operational requirements [6].

NavCoin Brand Guidelines
In addition to the content creation manifesto, there is also a brand guideline booklet. This should help content creators to create images, videos, articles etc. in the same style as the core team. It defines the NAV brand. The brand guidelines contain definitions, the language to use (words to use, words not to use), the tone of voice, what the community aspires to be and what we discourage to be. It also contains the logo pack which can be used in graphics etc. It describes correct logo spacing, logo placement, the colors of NAV and different web assets. It gives tips about gradients and overlays, the typefaces (with a font pack) and many more. Check it out yourself [7].

NavCoin Educational Series
The core team has decided to actively involve the community in the creation of new features. For this reason and to allow users to ask questions, they created the NavCoin Educational Series. The core team schedules an online live meetup which can be joined by everyone. On YouTube they do live-streams and explain upcoming features. Examples of these series are explanations for cold staking, static rewards (PoSv3) and the community fund. The community can ask questions live and the core team will answer them immediately.

Community
During the last year there have been an influx of software developers from the community starting to create features for NAV.

navexplorer.com
An examples is navexplorer.com which is programmed by community developer prodpeak and is a block explorer for NavCoin. Additionally, it functions as a interface to see what is going on in the community fund. It shows pending proposals and payment requests.

NEXT Wallet
The NEXT Wallet is an alternative wallet for NAV and other cryptocurrencies. It has a beautiful user interface and is additionally the easiest interface to interact with the community fund (create proposals, create payment requests and vote for proposals and payment requests). It is programmed by community developer sakdeniz who put hundreds of hours into it during last year.

There were also some marketing activities starting to emerge with the release of the community fund. Some of these were for example free stickers for everyone in the NAV community to stick to their car / shop / window etc. or YouTube videos of CryptoCandor and Cryptomoonie that explained the details of NAV. I am sure, that with the 500'000 NAV available in the community fund per year there will be an influx of gread ideas - development as well as marketing activities - that will be funded.

The Future

Introduction
These features are planned for the future. Many of the following features are part of the 2019 roadmap. Some will not be described in great detail because not much is known about them yet. I've still listed them as they are part of what is yet to come.

Features
Rimu - Improved Privacy Solution
NavCoin used to be a optional privacy coin. That means, that you could choose to send a transaction in private. NavCoin was criticized for the way it handles private payments because it relied on a few servers which didn't make it that decentralized. The technology was called "NavTech" and was a secondary blockchain that obscured the transaction and the amount that was sent. NavCoin Core is currently developing a new improved privacy solution that will make the private payment system completely trustless and districuted and runs at a protocol level. Alex of the NavCoin Core team has published a paper that describes this new privacy solution. It's called Zero Confidential Transactions and can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330366788_ZeroCT_Improving_Zerocoin_with_Confidential_Transactions_and_more. What I want to highlight is the collaboration between Alex as the proposer of the solution and the Veil team, a Bitcoin Core developer and Moneros main cryptographer as reviewers. When the best work together, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is!

Valence Plattform [8]
Valence is an applied Blockchain platform that can help businesses realise the tangible benefits of blockchain. You can think of Valence as a platform with which you can build Anonymous Distributed Applications (aDapps) with. But Valence is a different kind of platform that enables developers to create new types of blockchain applications. The problem with current (turing complete) dApp platforms are their complexity and rigid nature. Security holes in smart contracts and scaling issues happen frequently [9].
Valence provides transitional pathways that let businesses migrate only part of their activities to the blockchain without having to restructure their entire business model [9].
Valence will provide a spectrum of blockchain application solutions which sit along the decentralized spectrum, offering businesses simple ways to dip their toes into the blockchain at minimal risk or complexity [9].
Thanks to the proof of stake nature of the Valence blockchain, more of a node's resources can be used for processing and routing application data which makes the platform faster and scalable.
Valence aims to make building blockchain applications as accessible to the general public as WordPress or Squarespace has made building websites.
The developers NavCoin and Valence aim to make Valence extremely easy to work with:
A Valence application could be an open source mobile or web application that submits unencrypted or encrypted data directly to the blockchain. The only configuration necessary for the app developer would be setting up the data structure. Once they've done that they can start writing to the blockchain immediately.
The Valence blockchain interface is language agnostic, meaning developers are free to build applications in whichever language they're familiar with, which greatly reduces the barrier to entry.
As the platform progresses, Valence will introduce more and more smart contract templates in collaboration with the development community. These will be like plugins that users can simply select and configure for their application, without having to reinvent the wheel and risk contract errors or spend countless hours of research to program them.

NavShopper
The following information is taken from the latest weekly news: NavShopper is a new project which will allow people to spend NavCoin on a growing list of retailers and service providers. NavShopper sits between traditional retailers accepting fiat and NavCoin users and purchases products on behalf of the user by managing the crypt-fiat conversion, payment and shipping. This project will unlock many more ways for people to spend NAV on existing websites/marketplaces without requiring each site to individually accept cryptocurrencies. Some of the prototypes we are working on include crediting your Uber account, buying products on Amazon and donating to charities.

Kauri Wallet
The Kauri Wallet aims to be an open-source, multi-currency wallet which functions as a foundation for other features.

Kauri Enhanced
Enhancements to the Kauri Wallet will allow multiple accounts, pin numbers, recurring payments and more.

Kauri DAEx
The Kauri DAEx is a Decentralised Atomic Exchange that utilises the features of the Kauri Wallet and enables users to create safe peer to peer atomic exchanges for any currency supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavDelta NavDelta will be a payment gateway that allows users to spend NAV at any business which accepts currencies supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavMorph NavMorph is a fusion of Rimu and Kauri DAEx and will allow to privately send every cryptocurrency supported by the Kauri Wallet.

Outro

If you have made it this far: Congratulations! You have learned about how NAV evolved, what its current state is and what the future will bring. To sum all up: NavCoin has made incredible progress during last year and released many long awaited features despite the bear market. Many more exciting features are yet to come and it's going to be very interesting to see where we will stand on this day next year.

Giveaway

Unfortunately, the giveaway was not possible in the cryptocurrency-subreddit because of their rules, so I'm doing it here :-) As a surprise, in the next 2 hours I am going to send some NAV to everyone who wants to try out the awesome features and NavPay you read about above.
To get your NAVs, all you have to do is the following:
If you liked the experience, I'd be happy to hear back from you :)

References

[1] https://encrypt-s.com/company/
[2] https://navcoin.org/en/roadmap/
[3] https://navhub.org/get-involved/
[4] https://navhub.org/how-to-guide/
[5] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinDeveloperManifesto.pdf
[6] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinContentManifesto.pdf
[7] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinBrandGuidelines.pdf
[8] https://valenceplatform.org/
[9] https://valenceplatform.org/learn/business-on-the-blockchain-made-easy/
[10] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=679791.msg8320228#msg8320228
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The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

The History, The Current State And The Future Of NavCoin

This is it. If you're interested to see what NAV is all about, this is the ultimate guide for you. You will learn about the history of NavCoin and how it evolved. You will learn about the current state and features of NavCoin and you will learn about the exciting new features that are planned and coming up in the (near) future.
So buckle up, this is going to be a long ride!

Table Of Content


Introduction - What is NavCoin?


The History

Introduction
The following chapter will summarize and break down the history of NavCoin in a few sentences. NAV started a long time ago, went through rebrandings and changes of the core team before it became what it is today.

SummerCoin
NavCoin was initially first introduced under the name SummerCoin on April 23 in 2014. SummerCoin was a fork of the Bitcoin blockchain. It used to have a PoW/PoS hybrid algorithm with a block time of 45 seconds.

SummerCoinV2 /NavajoCoin
Soon after the initial launch of SummerCoin, the original developer left and SoopY (soopy452000 on bitcointalk) took over as the main developer and rebranded the project to SummerCoinV2 respectively NavajoCoin and introduced new features.
The name NavajoCoin was chosen in honor of the Navajo Code Talker. The unbreakable Navajo code was used to encrypt highly classified military information and commands and decrypt the same in WW II.
SoopY introduced a technology which allowed sending transactions anonymously and private. This technology was called "Navajo Anonymous Technology". SoopY also released a new wallet and set the Proof of Stake rewards at 10% for the first year, 5% for the second year and 2% for every year after.

NavCoin
On August 12, 2014, Craig (current lead core developer, pakage on bitcointalk) started to get involved with NAV by helping to set up a website [10].
It was officially announced that Craig joined the core team as a "Wallet & Web Developer" on November 06, 2014.
The last tokenswap and restart of the blockchain of NAV happened on May 12, 2016.
Soon later, SoopY stopped showing up and Craig stepped into the role of the lead core developer. Since then, Craig has assembled a strong team with which he built NavCoin into what it is today.
Currently, Craig and the NavCoin Core team is located in New Zealand and they are actively developing many ground-braking features which differentiate NAV from other cryptocurrencies. You will read more about that later in this article.

The Current State

Introduction
The year 2018 has been a thriving year for the NavCoin ecosystem. Despite the USD price of NAV not reflecting it, in 2018 the core team has developed a whole bunch of new features. Also the core content creators published the first official guidelines that function as an orientation guide for community content creators. This chapter will give you an overview of the current team, the features, the prior mentioned guidelines and the community of NavCoin.

Core Team [1]
Last year, the core team has grown alot. It contains of developers, content creators and interns. The core team are employees of Encrypt S, the New Zealand's leading blockchain R&D lab. Encrypt S is developing blockchain solutions since 2014 and values building open-source software highly.

Craig MacGregor - Chief Executive Officer
Craig is the CEO of Encrypt S and the founder of NavCoin. He is one of the world's most experienced blockchain developers. Craig founded NavCoin in 2014 and is developing software for it since then. He has assembled a strong team of like-minded people. Craig also speaks at seminars and conferenced. Some of the companies and conferences he did blockchain education sessions at are Oracle, Xero, Air New Zealand, Blok Tex and trademe. Together with the team, he is also doing a education series on YouTube where he explains upcoming features in-depth for the community.

Alex Vazquez - Chief Technical Officer
Alex is the CTO of Encrypt S and the most active contributor to the NavCoin core Github. He has incredible knowledge of blockchains and proposes and implements solutions for challenges and features. He supports community developers frequently and answers any questions of the community thoroughly. Like Craig, Alex is developing software for the NavCoin ecosystem for a very long time. Alex speaks at universities at times and educates students about the blockchain technology.

Paul Sanderson - Lead Software Engineer
Paul is the Lead Software Engineer at Encrypt S. He has a flair for technology. His technical and management skills are perfectly suited for consultancy and investment advising. He also frequently contributes to the NavCoin core source code.

Rowan Savage - Senior Software Engineer
Rowan is a full stack software engineer with more than a decade experience in developing complex front-end web applications. He joined Encrypt S in February 2018 and has since been involved in the Valence Plattform, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. You will read more about these feature/projects later.

Carter Xiao - Lead UX/UI Designer
Carter specializes in user-centric design and is also very talented with 3D animation, motion graphics and programming. One of NavCoins core principle is "Simplifying Crypto" and UX/UI is a very important part of that.

Matt Paul - Software Engineer
Like Rowan, Matt is a full stack Software Engineer. He joined the core team in Mai 2017 and has since worked on NavPay, NavPi, the Kauri Wallet and NavCoin Core. Kieren Hyland - Chief Strategy Officer Kieren is one of the employees that are working for Encrypt S for a very long time. He is the CSO and is a digital strategist and growth hacker with a passion for new technology and has a lot of experience in online marketing. Laura Harris - Creative Director Laura has a combination of commercial and creative flair. She manages the social media accounts for NavCoin and ensures, that NavCoins' message is always powerful, relevant and distinctive. John Darby - Content Creator John is an internationally awarded Technology and Financial sector marketing communications specialist. He is one of the Core Content Creators for NavCoin.

Features of NavCoin [2]
The following features are currently available and have been developed in the last months and years. It is sorted from newest to oldest.

Static Block Reward
The soft-fork for the enabling of static block rewards have been accepted and became active recently at 5th January 2019. This means, that the block reward was changed from a percentage based reward to a static reward. This will incentivize the stakers to have their node online 24/7 which increased the security of the network. It also aligns NavCoin with the PoSv3 specification. With this implementation, the yearly inflation will be 3.6% currently and will exponentionally decrease because of the static value of the rewards. Every staked block will now give the staker 2 NAV. Depending on how many people are staking, the yearly percentage varies. With the network weight currently being around 20'000'000 NAV, stakers earn around 10% rewards from staking 24/7.

Cold staking
To provide extra security to participants in the staking process in the NavCoin network, the core team decided to implement cold staking. This allows to store NAV offline and still be able to sign staking inputs. Looking forward, a possible integration into the Ledger Nano S would mean, that one can stake NAV securely from a offline hardware wallet. How cool is that?

OpenAlias
One of the core principle of NAV is to simplify cryptocurrencies. Many non-technical people are deterred from the long, cryptic addresses used in wallets. When sending funds, you have to make sure that every single letter and digit is correct which is nerve-wracking for the average person. NavCoin has implemented OpenAlias, which allows to transform the wallet address into a email-like form. Everyone can register a name like "[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])". Funds can then be sent to this name, which makes sending crypto much easier and less error-prone.

Community Fund
This is the one big feature I was most excited about. NavCoin core has implemented the first fully decentralized community fund. Acceptance of proposals and release of funds is all approved by the decentralized network. No central authority has access to the fund. The community fund enables everyone to propose their ideas to the NavCoin community and to get paid to implement these ideas. Everyone can propose whatever they like (of course there is a higher rate of success if the proposal contributes to the NavCoin ecosystem ;-)). In fact, this article was sponsored by the NAV-Community by voting "yes" for my proposal. The fund works like this:
For a fee of 50 NAV, everyone can create and present his idea/proposal to the entire NavCoin network. The fee is here to help prevent spam attacks. Proposals can literally be anything - be it development, marketing or anything else you can some up with.
After creating the proposal, everyone contributing to the NavCoin network can then decide if they like the proposal of not. They vote with "Yes" or "No" for the acceptance of the proposal. Voting happens via staking. Every transaction that gets validated by you gives you one vote. This means that the more NAV you are staking, the higher your voting weight is.
The proposal stays in the state "Pending" until it is accepted or rejected. To be accepted, a proposal has to have a participation of at least 50% of all staked blocks and at least 75% of these votes have to be "Yes"-votes. Like-wise to be rejected a proposal need 50% participation of the network and 75% of these votes have to be "No"-votes. Additionally, if a proposal didn't pass after 6 voting cycles (about 6 weeks) it is also rejected.
After a proposal has been accepted, the creator of the proposal can start his work. When the work is finished, or at in the proposal defined checkpoints, the proposal creator can create a payment request for the full or part of the requested funds.
The NavCoin network can then again decide, if the work is what the creator promised to do and vote for the funds or reject the payment request because it was not what he promised. This mechanism ensures, that the funds are only release if the creator of the proposal did what he promised. The NavCoin network decides everything, there is no central authority which makes the community fund 100% decentralized.
The community fund is quite new but there have already been some proposals that were accepted like paying for the development & hosting of NAV block explorer, the creation and distribution of NAV car stickers to the community for free (or paid by the community fund), the funding of interns for NavCoin Core, translation of the website into other languages and YouTube videos. What ideas could you come up with? By the way: this article was also sponsored by the community fund :-)

Proof of Stake
Like said before, NavCoin uses the Proof of Stake algorithm to create and validate blocks. Participants of the NavCoin network can earn rewards by putting their coins to stake and thus validating blocks and securing the network. The reward used to be 4% fixed but recently changed with the implementation of PoSv3. Currently, rewards for stakers that are staking 24/7 is about 10% but it is dependent on how many people are staking. If more nodes come online, this reward will go down. If 90% of all NAVs would be at stake, stakers would still earn 4%.

Tutorials And Guidelines [3]
The NavCoin Core team pushes the community to contribute to the NavCoin ecosystem constantly. They emphasize that NavCoin is an open source project and everyone can contribute. The team tries to make it as easy as possible for the average person to contribute and thus created different tutorials and guidelines.

Tutorials To Contribute To The Website
The whole website is open source. Everyone can contribute to the website. The team created different guides for people to follow [4].

The NavCoin Developer Manifesto
The content creator core team has build a developer manifesto. It defines the values that should be uphold like for example that they will always operate in the best interest of the network. If defines the principles, purposes, scope of involvement and operational requirements [5].

The NavCoin Content Creation Manifesto
Similar to the developer manifesto, there is also a content creation manifesto. Again it defines the principles for creating content, the purpose, the scope of involvement and the operational requirements [6].

NavCoin Brand Guidelines
In addition to the content creation manifesto, there is also a brand guideline booklet. This should help content creators to create images, videos, articles etc. in the same style as the core team. It defines the NAV brand. The brand guidelines contain definitions, the language to use (words to use, words not to use), the tone of voice, what the community aspires to be and what we discourage to be. It also contains the logo pack which can be used in graphics etc. It describes correct logo spacing, logo placement, the colors of NAV and different web assets. It gives tips about gradients and overlays, the typefaces (with a font pack) and many more. Check it out yourself [7].

NavCoin Educational Series
The core team has decided to actively involve the community in the creation of new features. For this reason and to allow users to ask questions, they created the NavCoin Educational Series. The core team schedules an online live meetup which can be joined by everyone. On YouTube they do live-streams and explain upcoming features. Examples of these series are explanations for cold staking, static rewards (PoSv3) and the community fund. The community can ask questions live and the core team will answer them immediately.

Community
During the last year there have been an influx of software developers from the community starting to create features for NAV.

navexplorer.com
An examples is navexplorer.com which is programmed by community developer prodpeak and is a block explorer for NavCoin. Additionally, it functions as a interface to see what is going on in the community fund. It shows pending proposals and payment requests.

NEXT Wallet
The NEXT Wallet is an alternative wallet for NAV and other cryptocurrencies. It has a beautiful user interface and is additionally the easiest interface to interact with the community fund (create proposals, create payment requests and vote for proposals and payment requests). It is programmed by community developer sakdeniz who put hundreds of hours into it during last year.

There were also some marketing activities starting to emerge with the release of the community fund. Some of these were for example free stickers for everyone in the NAV community to stick to their car / shop / window etc. or YouTube videos of CryptoCandor and Cryptomoonie that explained the details of NAV. I am sure, that with the 500'000 NAV available in the community fund per year there will be an influx of gread ideas - development as well as marketing activities - that will be funded.

The Future

Introduction
These features are planned for the future. Many of the following features are part of the 2019 roadmap. Some will not be described in great detail because not much is known about them yet. I've still listed them as they are part of what is yet to come.

Features
Rimu - Improved Privacy Solution
NavCoin used to be a optional privacy coin. That means, that you could choose to send a transaction in private. NavCoin was criticized for the way it handles private payments because it relied on a few servers which didn't make it that decentralized. The technology was called "NavTech" and was a secondary blockchain that obscured the transaction and the amount that was sent. NavCoin Core is currently developing a new improved privacy solution that will make the private payment system completely trustless and districuted and runs at a protocol level. Alex of the NavCoin Core team has published a paper that describes this new privacy solution. It's called Zero Confidential Transactions and can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330366788_ZeroCT_Improving_Zerocoin_with_Confidential_Transactions_and_more. What I want to highlight is the collaboration between Alex as the proposer of the solution and the Veil team, a Bitcoin Core developer and Moneros main cryptographer as reviewers. When the best work together, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is!

Valence Plattform [8]
Valence is an applied Blockchain platform that can help businesses realise the tangible benefits of blockchain. You can think of Valence as a platform with which you can build Anonymous Distributed Applications (aDapps) with. But Valence is a different kind of platform that enables developers to create new types of blockchain applications. The problem with current (turing complete) dApp platforms are their complexity and rigid nature. Security holes in smart contracts and scaling issues happen frequently [9].
Valence provides transitional pathways that let businesses migrate only part of their activities to the blockchain without having to restructure their entire business model [9].
Valence will provide a spectrum of blockchain application solutions which sit along the decentralized spectrum, offering businesses simple ways to dip their toes into the blockchain at minimal risk or complexity [9].
Thanks to the proof of stake nature of the Valence blockchain, more of a node's resources can be used for processing and routing application data which makes the platform faster and scalable.
Valence aims to make building blockchain applications as accessible to the general public as WordPress or Squarespace has made building websites.
The developers NavCoin and Valence aim to make Valence extremely easy to work with:
A Valence application could be an open source mobile or web application that submits unencrypted or encrypted data directly to the blockchain. The only configuration necessary for the app developer would be setting up the data structure. Once they've done that they can start writing to the blockchain immediately.
The Valence blockchain interface is language agnostic, meaning developers are free to build applications in whichever language they're familiar with, which greatly reduces the barrier to entry.
As the platform progresses, Valence will introduce more and more smart contract templates in collaboration with the development community. These will be like plugins that users can simply select and configure for their application, without having to reinvent the wheel and risk contract errors or spend countless hours of research to program them.

NavShopper
The following information is taken from the latest weekly news: NavShopper is a new project which will allow people to spend NavCoin on a growing list of retailers and service providers. NavShopper sits between traditional retailers accepting fiat and NavCoin users and purchases products on behalf of the user by managing the crypt-fiat conversion, payment and shipping. This project will unlock many more ways for people to spend NAV on existing websites/marketplaces without requiring each site to individually accept cryptocurrencies. Some of the prototypes we are working on include crediting your Uber account, buying products on Amazon and donating to charities.

Kauri Wallet
The Kauri Wallet aims to be an open-source, multi-currency wallet which functions as a foundation for other features.

Kauri Enhanced
Enhancements to the Kauri Wallet will allow multiple accounts, pin numbers, recurring payments and more.

Kauri DAEx
The Kauri DAEx is a Decentralised Atomic Exchange that utilises the features of the Kauri Wallet and enables users to create safe peer to peer atomic exchanges for any currency supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavDelta NavDelta will be a payment gateway that allows users to spend NAV at any business which accepts currencies supported by the Kauri Wallet. NavMorph NavMorph is a fusion of Rimu and Kauri DAEx and will allow to privately send every cryptocurrency supported by the Kauri Wallet.

Outro

If you have made it this far: Congratulations! You have learned about how NAV evolved, what its current state is and what the future will bring. To sum all up: NavCoin has made incredible progress during last year and released many long awaited features despite the bear market. Many more exciting features are yet to come and it's going to be very interesting to see where we will stand on this day next year.

Giveaway

Unfortunately, the giveaway was not possible in the cryptocurrency-subreddit because of their rules, so I'm doing it here :-) As a surprise, in the next few hours I am going to send some NAV to everyone who wants to try out the awesome features you have read about above.
To get your NAVs, all you have to do is the following:
If you liked the experience, I'd be happy to hear back from you :)

References

[1] https://encrypt-s.com/company/
[2] https://navcoin.org/en/roadmap/
[3] https://navhub.org/get-involved/
[4] https://navhub.org/how-to-guide/
[5] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinDeveloperManifesto.pdf
[6] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinContentManifesto.pdf
[7] https://navhub.org/assets/NavCoinBrandGuidelines.pdf
[8] https://valenceplatform.org/
[9] https://valenceplatform.org/learn/business-on-the-blockchain-made-easy/
[10] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=679791.msg8320228#msg8320228
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Wikipedia scrubs any mention of ever accepting Bitcoin donations from it's own edit history. This is good for bitcoin.

Noticed Wikimedia asking for donations, went to go give some bitcoin and noticed it was removed. Interestingly, in the edit history there was never a mention of bitcoin. Then when I looked at Google cache from just 2 days ago bitcoin was in fact there.
Live on the left, cache on the right and history makes no mention of bitcoin
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How to Get an ERC20 Token Listed on ForkDelta

Requesting to be Listed

NOTICE: We are currently transitioning to new listing requirements. While they have not become standard yet, we expect requesters to look at the proposal to get a sense of what we will be looking for. See the discussion here.
Any member of the ForkDelta community can request a token to be listed on ForkDelta. The request must be filed as an issue here.
You will need to include the following information in the issue:
  1. The contract address.
  2. A link to the token issuer's official website.
  3. 1-3 sentences for the token's description: at least one on the token issuer (eg., the product they are building) and one on token role.
  4. A link to an official page confirming the above contract address: this needs to be on the official domain of the token issuer.
  5. Links to third-party reviews or discussion of the token or the token issuer of at least two distinct kinds, including, but is not limited to: articles in the media, independent third party blogs, ICO ranking websites, third party reporting on established company partnerships, YouTube videos, comments from high ranked users in BitcoinTalk, etc. These reviews cannot be on a resource controlled by the project (ie., project's subreddits or Telegram channels).
We will review the information and make the decision based on trustworthiness of the token.
If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to comment here or drop by our Discord.

FAQ

I'm not a member of the token's team. Can I ask for a token to be listed?

I'm not an official member of the project. Can I request the coin to be listed?
Absolutely! In fact, we rely on our community to gather intel on coins worth listing. You only need to help us source the information above, which should be public.

How do I find a contract address verification?

Please assist in understanding how we would provide [a contract address] confirmation. If the founders send an email from [the official] domain?
A page on the official domain referencing the contract address is the best option for verification. For example:
It can also be in the form of a public post on an official social media channel. For example:
It cannot be:
We require verification to ensure the contract address in the listing is the one intended by the token issuing entity. The verification source must be public, so that any reviewer can access it independently.

[NEW] Should I submit a pull request to request a token listing?

No, pull requests will not be accepted.

How much do you charge for a token listing?

Token listings are free! We urge you to consider donating to the project. Your contributions keep the project going.
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Tron v10.0.0 (2017-02-09) // Add WSUS Offline support; Add substage standalone execution support; Other major breaking changes - read notes

Background

Tron is a script that "fights for the User." Think of it as a "tech-on-a-thumb-drive" that automates most of tedious work in cleaning a Windows system.
The goal is ~85% automation, with the understanding that some things are always better left to the discretion of the tech. It is built with heavy reliance on community input and updated regularly.
Bug reports, critiques and suggestions are welcome (see how NOT to report bugs). If you have issues with this release, post a top-level comment and myself or one of the mods will answer, typically in <24 hours.

Sequence of operation

Prep > Tempclean > De-bloat > Disinfect > Repair > Patch > Optimize > Wrap-up | (Manual tools)
Saves a log to C:\Logs\tron\tron.log (configurable).
screenshots of Tron in action

Changelog

(significant changes in bold; full changelog on Github)
v10.0.0 (2017-02-09)
Significant changes:
  • Tron now supports using bundled WSUS Offline update packages. Read the instructions file or Github readme for information on how to use WSUS Offline with Tron
  • All Tron config options moved from tron.bat to: \tron\resources\functions\tron_settings.bat. Use this to change defaults (or just drop your own custom settings file over top of the default one)
  • Tron project version moved from tron.bat to: \tron\resources\functions\initialize_environment.bat
  • Most prep and checks moved from tron.bat to: \tron\resources\functions\prerun_prep_and_checks.bat
  • All sub-stage scripts, as well as the Adobe Flash installation script, support standalone execution (Tron directory structure and supporting files must still be intact). Use at your own risk
  • New -scs switch and associated SKIP_CUSTOM_SCRIPTS variable. Use this to force Tron to always skip Stage 8 even if custom scripts are present
  • New -swo switch and associated SKIP_WSUS_OFFLINE variable. Use this to force Tron to ignore WSUS Offline update files if they're present
  • Rename -sp switch to -sap
  • Rename -sw switch to -swu
tron.bat
  • * Major breaking changes; VERSION in this script now just refers to tron.bat and NOT the overall Tron project version. Tron overall project version now resides in \resources\functions\initialize_environment.bat. See that file for more details
  • + Add REPO_TRON_VERSION and REPO_TRON_DATE to config dump (-c) output
  • + Add switch -scs and associated SKIP_CUSTOM_SCRIPTS variable to allow forcibly skipping Stage 8 (custom scripts). This only has effect if .bat files exist in the \stage_8_custom_scripts directory. If nothing is there then this option has no effect
  • + Add switch -swo and associated SKIP_WSUS_OFFLINE variable to allow forcibly skipping bundled WSUS Offline updates even if they're present in stage_5_patch\wsus_offline\client\Update.cmd. Online Windows Updates will still be attempted
  • / Change -sp switch and associated SKIP_PATCHES variable to -sap and SKIP_APP_PATCHES to be consistent with other skip switches
  • / Change -sw switch (SKIP_WINDOWS_UPDATE) to -swu to be consistent with other skip switches
  • - Move task "Enable F8 Key on Bootup" from tron.bat to prerun_checks_and_tasks.bat
  • * Update welcome screen with note about Stage 8: Custom scripts
functions
  • + initialize_environment.bat: Initializes Tron's runtime environment. It also contains and determines the overall project version and date. NOTE: Sub-stage scripts rely on this script to function if executed outside of a Tron run (e.g. when run standalone)
  • + prerun_checks_and_tasks.bat: Performs many of Tron's prerun checks and tasks (admin rights check, network connection check, etc)
  • + tron_settings.bat: Contains Tron's default settings. Edit this file to change the defaults. NOTE: Sub-stage scripts rely on this script to function if executed outside of a Tron run (e.g. when run standalone)
Stage 0: Prep
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
  • ! erunt: Don't wait for ERUNT to finish; launch it, wait 15 seconds, then continue. This is to prevent getting stalled on a rare error which causes a popup msg on Win10
Stage 1: Tempclean
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
Stage 2: De-bloat
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
  • ! Fix for previous fix (shakes head at self), was accidentally disabling OneDrive sync instead of ENABLING. Thanks to Gyllius
  • - Remove Calendar and Mail app from active Metro target list. Thanks to Reynbou
Stage 3: Disinfect
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
Stage 4: Repair
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
Stage 5: Patch
  • * Update script to support standalone execution
  • + Add support for bundled WSUS Offline updates. Thanks to TootZoot for initial template code
  • / change :skip_updates and associated GOTO statements to :skip_application_updates
  • / change various text and strings referring to SKIP_UPDATES to SKIP_APP_UPDATES
  • * Flash installation script now supports standalone execution (for example if you just want to update all versions of Flash on the machine)
  • * Improve existing Flash installation detection; add granular tests per version. Thanks to nubduck
  • * Catch additional Flash Updater scheduled task that gets installed
  • * Update Acrobat Reader DC installation script to block the stupid plugin Adobe loads into Chrome without permission
Stage 6: Optimize
  • * Update script to support standalone execution

Download

  1. Primary method: Download a self-extracting .exe pack from one of the mirrors:
    Mirror HTTPS HTTP Location Host
    Official link link US-TX SGC-Hosting
    #1 link link US-NY danodemano
    #2 link link US-GA TheCronus89
    #3 link link DE bodkov
    #4 link link NZ iDanoo
    #5 link link FR mxmod
    #6 --- link US-TX RB14060 (XygenHosting)
    #7 link link Cloudflare TheSqrtMinus1
    #8 --- link FR Falkerz
    #9 link --- US-MI ajcutshall
    #10 --- link UK nickuk (ClanPlanet)
    #11 link --- AU agent-squirrel
    #12 link --- Amazon CDN helpdesktv
    #13 link --- DE 0x22.se
  2. Secondary: Download the .torrent file.
  3. Tertiary: Use Resilio Sync (formerly "BT Sync") to sync to the repo. You'll receive updates and patches immediately as I push them. After installing, use this read-only key to connect to the repo:
    BYQYYECDOJPXYA2ZNUDWDN34O2GJHBM47 
  4. Quaternary: Connect to the SyncThing repo (instructions) to get fixes/updates immediately. This method has some risks and you should only use it if you understand them.
  5. Quinary: Source code
    All the code for Tron is available on Github (Note: this doesn't include many of the utilities Tron relies on to function). If you want to view the code without downloading a ~500MB package, Github is a good place to do it.

Command-Line Support

Tron has full command-line support. All flags are optional, can be used simultaneously, and override their respective script default when used.
Usage: tron.bat [-a -c -d -dev -e -er -m -np -o -p -r -sa -scs -sd -sdb -sdc -sdu -se -sk -sm -sap -spr -ss -str -swu -swo -udl -v -x] | [-h] Optional flags (can be combined): -a Automatic mode (no welcome screen or prompts; implies -e) -c Config dump (display current config. Can be used with other flags to see what WOULD happen, but script will never execute if this flag is used) -d Dry run (run through script without executing any jobs) -dev Override OS detection (allow running on unsupported Windows versions) -e Accept EULA (suppress display of disclaimer warning screen) -er Email a report when finished. Requires you to configure SwithMailSettings.xml -m Preserve OEM Metro apps (don't remove them) -np Skip the pause at the end of the script -o Power off after running (overrides -r) -p Preserve power settings (don't reset power settings to default) -r Reboot automatically (auto-reboot 30 seconds after completion) -sa Skip anti-virus scans (MBAM, KVRT, Sophos) -sap Skip application patches (don't patch 7-Zip, Java Runtime, Adobe Flash or Reader) -scs Skip custom scripts (has no effect if you haven't supplied custom scripts) -sdb Skip de-bloat (OEM bloatware removal; implies -m) -sd Skip defrag (force Tron to ALWAYS skip Stage 5 defrag) -sdc Skip DISM component (SxS store) cleanup -sdu Skip debloat update. Prevent Tron from auto-updating the S2 debloat lists -se Skip Event Log clearing -sk Skip Kaspersky Virus Rescue Tool (KVRT) scan -sm Skip Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) installation -spr Skip page file settings reset (don't set to "Let Windows manage the page file") -ss Skip Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV) scan -str Skip Telemetry Removal (don't remove Windows user tracking, Win7 and up only) -swu Skip Windows Updates entirely (ignore both WSUS Offline and online methods) -swo Skip only bundled WSUS Offline updates (online updates still attempted) -udl Upload debug logs. Send tron.log and the system GUID dump to the Tron developer -v Verbose. Show as much output as possible. NOTE: Significantly slower! -x Self-destruct. Tron deletes itself after running and leaves logs intact Misc flags (must be used alone): -h Display this help text 

Integrity

\tron\integrity_verification\checksums.txt contains SHA-256 checksums for every file and is signed with my PGP key (0x07d1490f82a211a2; included). You can use this to verify package integrity.
Donations (bitcoin): 1FeJmtRUEqkC2Uh8q84Ycb4tramEyg5Hb3
"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." -p3:27
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[Monero Outreach] Final FFS Report (July-September)

Huge thanks to the supporters of this initial FFS! Overall we could not be happier with the outcome and we hope you agree after reading this report. Please contact @xmrhaelan on Reddit or Twitter if you have any questions about these items.

July
· PSA Campaign: A kit of long form pieces to educate Monero users and help us identify more writing/design talent (Complete) https://www.monerooutreach.org/best-practices-for-monero.php
· Merchant/ Business Owner Tools: Ad campaign, signage templates, and getting started kit. (Complete, but will be expanded upon later) http://monerooutreach.org/pubs/Proposals/MerchantsOverview.pdf
· Develop Public Survey: Research the driving forces of adoption with a survey that Monero users can share with their friends and family (also a tool to expose new people to Monero.. please share!). (Complete) http://monerooutreach.org/survey/survey.html
· Complete Article Board: strategize among workgroup the specific story piece ideas and prioritize them for guidance and direction to the writers (Complete) Writers needed! https://taiga.getmonero.org/project/xmrhaelan-monero-public-relations/epic/57
· Monero Do’s and Dont’s: A one sheet to help guide new users in best practices (Cancelled due to this being redundant to the Best Practices that were developed for the PSA campaign.)
August
· Public Campaign Pilot: A set of ads to test with non-Monero users to help identify the strongest messages that drives adoption. (In progress- was delayed due to website/survey delay)
· Develop Website: will host the content and resources produced by the workgroup contributors. (Complete) monerooutreach.org
· Match stories with writers and begin writing high quality content. (In progress- writers needed!) https://taiga.getmonero.org/project/xmrhaelan-monero-public-relations/epic/57
September
· Launch Website (Complete) monerooutreach.org
· Create Guerrilla Marketing packages for the revolutionary minded Monero fans who want to take physical marketing matters into their own hands in their own locale. (Complete, will be available soonTM) https://www.monerooutreach.org/guerrilla-toolkit.php
· Complete long-term Roadmap for Monero Outreach workgroup (Complete) https://www.monerooutreach.org/about.php
· Scouting for an Editor to oversee all writing projects and increase scope and frequency (Ongoing...)
· Scouting for a professional policy expert who can help us develop a narrative and strategies to safeguard Monero’s future through public policy (Ongoing...)
· Scouting for a PR professional who is networked in the media industry and can help us move toward landing stories on major media outlets, and has the moral compass to ensure stories reflect the ethos and values of Monero (Ongoing...)

In addition to the FFS items we initially set out to accomplish, our amazing volunteers have also helped us complete the following:
  1. Localization folks are making it happen for us on GitHub. Thanks guys! https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/outreach-docs/tree/mastemonero-outreach-docs
  2. PR for Quick Facts resource added to Press Kit section of getmonero.org: https://repo.getmonero.org/monero-project/monero-site/merge_requests/914
  3. Created a Monero Outreach Twitter page with 210 followers and counting (started in late September) https://twitter.com/xmroutreach
  4. 87 members and counting on our Monero Outreach Telegram chat, made up of leaders and thinkers who perform regular philosophical analysis of the Monero ecosystem and strategize how to help move it forward https://t.me/joinchat/DM8-zUXYPy2QPEkH5hW3FA
  5. Regular posts to 1.16 million Blockfolio users who have Monero on their portfolios and watchlists, introducing them to Monero community activities and basic information about Monero. Insights reported from Blockfolio:
The average # of Day 1-3 impressions you guys are getting is 108,497. This is much bigger than our average team due to your huge following of 1,162,454 token holders and price watchers.
  1. Connecting Monero Community leaders SamsungGalaxyPlayer and rehrar to speak and/or table at two at future crypto conferences.
  2. Designed a streamlined Marketing Overview: http://monerooutreach.org/pubs/Proposals/MarketingOverview.pdf
  3. Continuing to keep the Quick Facts resource up to date: http://www.monerooutreach.org/pubs/2018/QuickFacts/QuickFacts.pdf
  4. Developed Monero Research Lab vector image for their use and our website.
  5. Developed new typography for a Monero Font. https://www.monerooutreach.org/monero-typography.php
  6. A few have taken the initiative to create a Telegram chat for Monero Beginners.
  7. Submitted a request to McAfee to whitelist Monero software.
  8. Provided support and feedback for the Coincademy Monero Beginners Course (coming soon) http://coincademy.com/
  9. Provided support and feedback for serhack Mastering Monero book (coming soon) https://masteringmonero.com/
  10. Individuals participating in Monero Outreach discussions are also contributing to video podcasts like Monero Talk and Bitcoin Unlimited. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Hx81QYLoEQkm3vyl4N4eQ and https://www.youtube.com/usecderose36/videos
  11. Last but not least, everything mentioned by the talented lh1008 here: https://www.reddit.com/Monero/comments/9m7gk2/september_monthly_report_monero_outreach/

We have some really great projects on the horizon. We are still working on putting together our next proposal, but if you'd like to support the project in the meantime, we are always accepting donations! 47oKHkoaQdBdFpTJNKaetUS6UsCGHVbJbGxPGaaHFQPqXSCLbqXYsBo6x7abwtfdXTeiBhtZLnYF5bRRAhYsUVb5Sd1aqiD or find the QR code at bottom of page: https://www.monerooutreach.org/about.php
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List of UK organisations who take Bitcoin

I have set up this thread to record all the UK organisations that are taking Bitcoin. This first post will be regularly edited to keep the list up to date.
I find it frustrating that I cannot spend my BTC in more places in the UK! So I have personally been targeting local organisations to tell them about Bitcoin and provide them with support to start accepting it; many of the names listed here are a direct result of my efforts mainly in Brighton and London.
I hope this list will encourage other organisations in the UK to start accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. So if you take Bitcoin and are not listed here please post and I will add you. We want to hear your story.
CoinMap.org shows organisations on OpenStreetMap who accept Bitcoin. Its a wiki map so if you're organisation is not shown hear you can add yourself for free.
A list of wallet and payment methods can be found here if you want to set up your organisation to start taking Bitcoin. Selection Criteria:
MetaLair have also created some leaflets to help promote Bitcoin to organisations. These are currently available for global%2026.03.14.pdf), UK%2026.03.14.pdf) and Brighton%2026.03.14.pdf) organisations. They are provided as free to use; so please print these and start canvassing organisations near you!
This is list is maintained concurrently with its original on BitcoinTalk.org.
Please be aware some websites may contain malware that could steal your cryptocurrency. No assertion is given for the authenticity of the organisations listed here or quality of the goods and services they provide. Myself and reddit.com cannot be held responsible for the contents of other websites.
If you like what I'm doing or have benefited from my efforts please consider donating to MetaLair, they need your support.
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Organizations Should Use Litecoin to Raise Funds for Hurricane Nate

Within the post Let's create payment options for Litecoin u/Wauri12 and I had the idea to campaign for disaster relief organizations to post Litecoin addresses to their webpages to allow for Litecoin donations. In my experience, a concentrated effort from many different people will be more likely to succeed than one person's email (that is just as likely to end up in the Spam folder because I use a Russian email account).
I created an email template that you can use when messaging an organization that should be quick and easy to use. If anyone knows a wallet that might be better than Litecoin Core (maybe Electrum?) or a Litecoin payment acceptance service better than CointoPay (probably several, this isn't really my area of expertise) feel free to change the embedded links.
Finally, do not spam anyone. Once you message somebody, post it here. It's not bad for more than one person to email an organization, but sending an org hundreds of copies of the same message will probably do more harm than good. My hope for this post is that we will send several messages to all the relief organizations, not thousands to Red Cross.
For extra convenience I've copied the template below, although the formatting probably won't carry over from Reddit to your email client.
Greetings from Reddit!
I’m messaging you on behalf of a subreddit that would like to donate to your organization to aid in relief efforts for hurricane Nate and other important humanitarian efforts you are engaged in. By allowing us to contribute to your efforts in parts of the country that have been ravaged by disaster we can help raise awareness for your efforts and take an important step in mending not just the communities that need it the most, but to the entire country in a time of division and distrust.
Our subreddit is interested in the development and use of a “cryptocurrency” called Litecoin. Litecoin is very similar to Bitcoin, except for a few tweaks on the formula that we think make it a valuable aspect of blockchain technology. In order to receive Litecoin all you have to do is download any one of a number of safe, free programs that will generate a “wallet” that funds can be sent to—you do not need to pay any money to anyone to receive or trade Litecoin. By creating a Litecoin wallet and posting the receive address on your website, you will allow every user of Litecoin the opportunity to donate to your cause quickly and easily: no credit card, identification, or bank information is needed. Anyone can donate in the time it takes to scan a QR code on their smart phone, and absolutely no action is required on the part of your organization to collect these funds.
To transfer these funds to USD you can utilize any one of a number of respected, verified services that specialize in exactly that, or you can encourage others to accept Litecoin as is, and allow them to enjoy the benefits as well.
I understand that this is an unusual request, that this technology is very new and can be difficult to understand. But allowing donations in Litecoin is zero risk to your organization, and will create another avenue through which people can assist in the important work your group does quickly, easily, and with pride.
We appreciate your time and consideration,
The Litecoin Subreddit
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Holding Workshops to teach people about Bitcoin. Help me refine the content.

Hi everyone,
TL;DR Financial industry crypto enthusiast guy wants to give 2 hour talk. Need help to prioritize the content (go directly to third subheading Content)
About me:
I have been in the field for almost a year now. Started mining last summer. Had bought my first Bitcoin three years ago. I used to work in Investment Management firm, I quit last month. I started my own firm Patil Capital LLC, for my own investments in Crypto. I plan to accept other people's money later but for now will hold 2 hour workshops to educate people about Bitcoin and Blockchain. I will be charging small amount ($20-$30) to cover the Hotel Conference Room Rent and then some.
I don't think I am some expert in Bitcoin. Many anonymous people here know more. I just think, I know enough to explain other people factually, so they can start their journey in this Crypto rabbit hole. Many people here know far more than me, and some would be better speakers as well. I want to create a template (open source), anyone can use this material and hold their own workshops. Crypto Education is a long journey and this would be useful until every last person in the world has bought Bitcoin. Because Bitcoin is community driven project, after working for a month I thought I should get community feedback as well. Your feedback in any shape or form is appreciated. Thank you.
Why this Workshop?
I have learned everything in this field by reading on reddit and watching youtube videos of the likes Jackson Palmer and Andreas Antonopoulos for 1000s of hours. And then lot if content is not neutral and is full of hyperbole. In my experience general people who still don't know much of Bitcoin are turned off by huge price projections and big claims. What I want to provide them is the factual information of how it works and what is possible today without the hype. Then why not youtube video you ask? One. I want to give this message on a different platform where other low quality content is abundant. Two. My video editing skills are not my forte. Already struggling working on my wordpress site. Three. I want to do this full time. Monetising youtube videos is form my knowledge would take a lot of time. Four. Want to provide someone who wants condensed quality information for a price. Most people have attended Hotel workshop/seminars.
Content
This workshop is targeted towards complete beginner who just has heard Bitcoin from coworkers, family, friends or in the news and never bought any. I want to provide information which is neutral, without any Hype/hyperbole. Provide working of Blockchain in some detail, which assures them there is robust open source infrastructure to make this possible. But not as much they they get turned off and don't understand. And I also want to include things that they can do with this information, like go and buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, research more with tools like Coinmarketcap etc., install desktop wallets like exodus or Jaxx or something else. As you can imagine this is a delicate dance of not throwing allot information and giving enough that they know what and where to look for. In future I may design another workshop with more advanced stuff.
Formatting of the content:
I am mentioning time to be spent on each topic. Words without formatting would be said as they appear. Italics part is what I am communicating with you here, about what I feel.
Total time 100 mins (accounting for 5 min break, 10 min QnA and some margin)
Part 1: Introduction (50 mins)
Decentralized Peer to Peer Digital Currency (15 mins)
Explain meaning of each term. What you can do with it is – Send cross border payments, take anonymous charity donations, censorship resistant peer to peer financial transactions. No government, company, institution controls, monitors this. That also means you cannot go to anyone if anything goes wrong. (Maybe your wallet provider or exchange - but their authority/power is limited to their internal matters). Users are Global, anyone with smart phone and internet connection can use it.
Here I would make clear that whatever I feel about these things, Genie is out of the bottle. So only thing we can do is to learn about. After this you may buy it, not buy it, protest it whatever. But first we need to learn. This will set the base of discussion and tone of the session.
How Bitcoin Works? (10 mins)
Network of computers, where you transmit transactions. Miners and nodes verify validity i.e. correct addresses, balance in sending account is more than or equal to amount transferred. I will heave the diagram of network. And will show that there is no single point of failure like Centralized systems. Attacker needs to acquire more than 51% which is prohibitively expensive.
Cryptographic Functions (10 mins)
Why this works? One way transactions like John Oliver’s show mentioned Chicken to Chicken McNuggets. I want to tie this to the public and private keys, how signing the transactions work.
Blockchain (10 mins)
Always current and immutable. Explain why it is interest of miners to update the blockchain when some some other miner has found the block. Its is consensus that has valuable. What is meant by number of verification, why more is better.
Miners (5 mins) Miner's mine blocks and get rewarded in Bitcoin. Miners are needed in the system to make it decentralized. Anyone can Include explanation why only 21 Million coins
Break (10 mins)
Part 2: Today, After 9 Years (50 mins)
What can you buy with Bitcoin (5 mins)
I have a slide with logos of companies that accept Bitcoin Following companies accept Bitcoin Overstock, Dish, Cheapair, Fidelity Charitable, okcupid, Expedia, JMBullion, Newegg, Playstation Network, New York Preschool etc. At the checkout retailer would provide their public address and the amount in Bitcoins based on exchange rate at that time. You would go to wallet (or exchange and send that amount to that address).
Even though this is possible many Bitcoin holders will not do it. Challenges? Why? ties to the next topic
Store of Value vs Medium of Transaction Argument (5 mins) Bitcoin is not only used as currency but also as Digital Gold. Explain why it has characteristics of a very good Store of Value
Open Source Nature (10 mins) Bitcoin is software and unlike facebook and Amazon it is publically available. So anyone can see and also copy. Benefits of open source projects are that they are developed by voluntary contribution so capital is spent. Bugs are found quickly. Value is accrued because of "network effect" and not the secret ownership of some code. Network effect like with Facebook, more people use it more the value is. So copying software does not copy people that use it. That is what a fork is.
Other Cryptocurrencies (10 mins) So many people indeed copied the projects. Changed the parameters, algorithms, total number etc. Some solve some issue but many have been outright cash grabs. When fork happens you get same amount of new coins. You may call it free coins, but needs some work for claiming. That is only possible as long as you hold the private keys. If you hold coins them on exchange then you are their mercy.
Online Culture (5 mins) Because this is open source, digital currency discussion, arguments everything happens online - Bitcointalk.org, Reddit, Youtube videos and Facebook groups. Terms like HODL, MOON, REKT.
Things people are working on (5 mins) Currency is first application of Blockchain. People are working on banking, land records, voting etc. ALso trying to reduce the pain currently we face in using such as Lightning Network. Explain few more things. Please suggest more
Question and Answer (10 mins)
Want to include these topics, but can't fit them due to time constraint
Desktop Wallets vs Exchange
You can buy Bitcoins from a person by paying him cash but most people buy it on Exchange. ALthough Exchanges are necessary to buy Bitcoins, they are not part of Bitcoin. And they compromise some features of Bitcoin itself such as identity, centralization, and importantly private key ownership. Only way to hold your private keys
Topics Intentionally left
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Why buy bitcoin when you can EARN it, selling products or services on a bitcoin enabled store. Too hard or too expensive? 1hr and FREE

[UPDATE: New site with all details and signup form - openbitcoinstore.com] [UPDATE2: All 29 applications for new stores have been started. See your email. If you did not apply, visit the site above and hit "get a store!"]
There's a really exciting community project called OpenBitcoinStore, which is making it easy for non-technical people to launch a complete bitcoin store, very quickly.
The project is in the final beta stage, with several stores in testing.
OpenBitcoinStore is based on WordPress, Woo Commerce, and Bitpay to offer a fully functional e-commerce store, with the following features:
The project already has several beta testers, volunteers and we're looking for more.
Join us if:
Let a thousand bitcoin stores bloom.
Who's with me?
See openbitcoinstore.com for details, volunteering, signup for a store or donations!
submitted by marvborg to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Template for a website of a scool for deaf children

So this isn't exactly a job. It's more like work.
I'm spending my spare time volunteering in getting http://hofgrace.com/ up to date so that they can maintain their site by themselves.(without someone with html and ftp knowledge) I'm planning on setting up a Wordpress site for them. I'd like the site to be mobile first responsive site.
So, if you could cook up a Wordpress template that doesn't look exactly like a Twitter Bootstrap default template your effort would be most appreciated. Your work would be fairly compensated depending on the quality of your work. Or accepted as a volunteer work if you wish to do so.
We're also collecting bitcoin donations: 1Yunf72STLRcUkrjZ1iKQwpGE4Bz3VPei
submitted by SebastianMaki to Jobs4Bitcoins [link] [comments]

Let's make a website to help encourage Bitcoin Cash adoption!

I saw this thread and saw a lot of people suggesting that we make a template to send to companies encouraging them to use Bitcoin Cash.
What if we created a website that urged BCH users to email companies (at the click of a button) and non-profits, swarm-style? When emailing non-profits, we could say that we would be willing to give them at least a small donation if did decide to accept BCH permanently.
I could probably build a website and pay for hosting with one of those free website builders. Since I'm not the most eloquent of people, nor am I the most creative designer, maybe someone else with a better eye for aesthetics could touch up the website while a more proficient writer can type up a good template explaining why they should accept Bitcoin Cash (instead of Bitcoin Legacy if the company already accepts BTC. It'd probably be best to start with those companies anyway.)
What do you think?
submitted by zburgz666 to btc [link] [comments]

Holding Workshops to teach people about Bitcoin. Help me refine the content.

Hi everyone,
TL;DR Financial industry crypto enthusiast guy wants to give 2 hour talk. Need help to prioritize the content (go directly to third subheading Content)
About me:
I have been in the field for almost a year now. Started mining last summer. Had bought my first Bitcoin three years ago. I used to work in Investment Management firm, I quit last month. I started my own firm Patil Capital LLC, for my own investments in Crypto. I plan to accept other people's money later but for now will hold 2 hour workshops to educate people about Bitcoin and Blockchain. I will be charging small amount ($20-$30) to cover the Hotel Conference Room Rent and then some.
I don't think I am some expert in Bitcoin. Many anonymous people here know more. I just think, I know enough to explain other people factually, so they can start their journey in this Crypto rabbit hole. Many people here know far more than me, and some would be better speakers as well. I want to create a template (open source), anyone can use this material and hold their own workshops. Crypto Education is a long journey and this would be useful until every last person in the world has bought Bitcoin. Because Bitcoin is community driven project, after working for a month I thought I should get community feedback as well. Your feedback in any shape or form is appreciated. Thank you.
Why this Workshop?
I have learned everything in this field by reading on reddit and watching youtube videos of the likes Jackson Palmer and Andreas Antonopoulos for 1000s of hours. And then lot if content is not neutral and is full of hyperbole. In my experience general people who still don't know much of Bitcoin are turned off by huge price projections and big claims. What I want to provide them is the factual information of how it works and what is possible today without the hype. Then why not youtube video you ask? One. I want to give this message on a different platform where other low quality content is abundant. Two. My video editing skills are not my forte. Already struggling working on my wordpress site. Three. I want to do this full time. Monetising youtube videos is form my knowledge would take a lot of time. Four. Want to provide someone who wants condensed quality information for a price. Most people have attended Hotel workshop/seminars.
Content
This workshop is targeted towards complete beginner who just has heard Bitcoin from coworkers, family, friends or in the news and never bought any. I want to provide information which is neutral, without any Hype/hyperbole. Provide working of Blockchain in some detail, which assures them there is robust open source infrastructure to make this possible. But not as much they they get turned off and don't understand. And I also want to include things that they can do with this information, like go and buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, research more with tools like Coinmarketcap etc., install desktop wallets like exodus or Jaxx or something else. As you can imagine this is a delicate dance of not throwing allot information and giving enough that they know what and where to look for. In future I may design another workshop with more advanced stuff.
Formatting of the content:
I am mentioning time to be spent on each topic. Words without formatting would be said as they appear. Italics part is what I am communicating with you here, about what I feel.
Total time 100 mins (accounting for 5 min break, 10 min QnA and some margin)
Part 1: Introduction (50 mins)
Decentralized Peer to Peer Digital Currency (15 mins)
Explain meaning of each term. What you can do with it is – Send cross border payments, take anonymous charity donations, censorship resistant peer to peer financial transactions. No government, company, institution controls, monitors this. That also means you cannot go to anyone if anything goes wrong. (Maybe your wallet provider or exchange - but their authority/power is limited to their internal matters). Users are Global, anyone with smart phone and internet connection can use it.
Here I would make clear that whatever I feel about these things, Genie is out of the bottle. So only thing we can do is to learn about. After this you may buy it, not buy it, protest it whatever. But first we need to learn. This will set the base of discussion and tone of the session.
How Bitcoin Works? (10 mins)
Network of computers, where you transmit transactions. Miners and nodes verify validity i.e. correct addresses, balance in sending account is more than or equal to amount transferred. I will heave the diagram of network. And will show that there is no single point of failure like Centralized systems. Attacker needs to acquire more than 51% which is prohibitively expensive.
Cryptographic Functions (10 mins)
Why this works? One way transactions like John Oliver’s show mentioned Chicken to Chicken McNuggets. I want to tie this to the public and private keys, how signing the transactions work.
Blockchain (10 mins)
Always current and immutable. Explain why it is interest of miners to update the blockchain when some some other miner has found the block. Its is consensus that has valuable. What is meant by number of verification, why more is better.
Miners (5 mins) Miner's mine blocks and get rewarded in Bitcoin. Miners are needed in the system to make it decentralized. Anyone can Include explanation why only 21 Million coins
Break (10 mins)
Part 2: Today, After 9 Years (50 mins)
What can you buy with Bitcoin (5 mins)
I have a slide with logos of companies that accept Bitcoin Following companies accept Bitcoin Overstock, Dish, Cheapair, Fidelity Charitable, okcupid, Expedia, JMBullion, Newegg, Playstation Network, New York Preschool etc. At the checkout retailer would provide their public address and the amount in Bitcoins based on exchange rate at that time. You would go to wallet (or exchange and send that amount to that address).
Even though this is possible many Bitcoin holders will not do it. Challenges? Why? ties to the next topic
Store of Value vs Medium of Transaction Argument (5 mins) Bitcoin is not only used as currency but also as Digital Gold. Explain why it has characteristics of a very good Store of Value
Open Source Nature (10 mins) Bitcoin is software and unlike facebook and Amazon it is publically available. So anyone can see and also copy. Benefits of open source projects are that they are developed by voluntary contribution so capital is spent. Bugs are found quickly. Value is accrued because of "network effect" and not the secret ownership of some code. Network effect like with Facebook, more people use it more the value is. So copying software does not copy people that use it. That is what a fork is.
Other Cryptocurrencies (10 mins) So many people indeed copied the projects. Changed the parameters, algorithms, total number etc. Some solve some issue but many have been outright cash grabs. When fork happens you get same amount of new coins. You may call it free coins, but needs some work for claiming. That is only possible as long as you hold the private keys. If you hold coins them on exchange then you are their mercy.
Online Culture (5 mins) Because this is open source, digital currency discussion, arguments everything happens online - Bitcointalk.org, Reddit, Youtube videos and Facebook groups. Terms like HODL, MOON, REKT.
Things people are working on (5 mins) Currency is first application of Blockchain. People are working on banking, land records, voting etc. ALso trying to reduce the pain currently we face in using such as Lightning Network. Explain few more things. Please suggest more
Question and Answer (10 mins)
Want to include these topics, but can't fit them due to time constraint
Desktop Wallets vs Exchange
You can buy Bitcoins from a person by paying him cash but most people buy it on Exchange. ALthough Exchanges are necessary to buy Bitcoins, they are not part of Bitcoin. And they compromise some features of Bitcoin itself such as identity, centralization, and importantly private key ownership. Only way to hold your private keys
Topics Intentionally left
submitted by PatilCapital to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

[MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT] BLKFeed V1.0 is here! Finally, full transparency and all pertinent information all in one place! Surprise, BlackCoinTalk.Org LAUNCHES TODAY TOO!

*Looks about that time....
Oh man, what a wait this has been. Every since the idea for BLKFeed was first conceived with Project Gotham -- things have moved rather quickly. First of all, big shout out to WulfCastle who worked jointly with us; we were able to create an awesome user experience. When we first sought out to create BLKFeed it was so that the community would have a hub to get all information. In this decentralized world we're creating, a centralized platform to get all the latest info is a must for the time being. This initiative is to help support the community and the BlackCoin Foundation in keeping everyone informed, and ease the efforts of getting the word about about new developments.
So what do we get with the launch of BLKFeed and the newly revamped BlackCoinTalk.org Forum? Well lets see...
Official Site URL: www.BLKFeed.com
*BLKFeed has been tested on many browsers (Chrome, Safari, IE, FireFox, PS4, Tablets) It should look great and run on most all modern browsers. If you encounter a bug let us know. *Might I suggest trying it on the PS4 while you're gaming? Awesome way to quickly check the price.
BLKFeed:
Updating News Tiles: Never miss an update. Been at work all day? School? Fighting crime? Well come back, open up your PC and visit BLKFeed to stay up to date on any new announcements live as they come. You can click the view more button to get linked straight to the content thats being alerted. Its a great way to soak up all the news really quickly if you're behind (and its easy to fall behind in crypto)
Live Updating Price Widgets: These widgets are in support of current exchanges that use BC. In the future these widgets will be custom configurable and you will be able to pick and choose which exchanges to list as more exchanges add BC and have an appropriate API to pull information. In the coming future as the BC Centric exchanges launch (contact us yourstruly) we will be implementing their information by default. Also listed currently is the buy pressure for the BlackCoin Pool for the day (Approximated) Below that will be the additional buy pressure for the BlackCoin centric exchanges as the time for their release nears.
BlackCoin Merchants: This section will go live in the coming days. But, essentially it will have information about different merchants and services that accept BlackCoin (exchanges, shops, etc) and you can then be linked to said service/shop/etc right from the page in a new tab. No more lurking around for BC related merchants. Just have to finish entering in all the info before this goes live.
IRC Chat: This is the built in IRC Chat that you can utilize while on the site. We have a custom style for the IRC that we will be implementing very soon as well, just need to get an issue sorted for a VPS (if you have one let us know). But this is straightforward -- chat on IRC while you're on the site. Don't have to leave the page because all the good stuff is already on the page. This is great for live discussion.
Reddit Section: This is a tool that pulls all the most recent Reddit posts from the sub-reddit straight into BLKFeed, this makes it so you can quickly link to a thread from within the site, or quickly see what topics are currently trending. We were going to originally implement our own customer reddit-esque platform, but felt it pointless to compete with Reddit, we already love it so much.
Projects Page: This page serves as a constant reminder of all the Projects we are currently working on. You can get information in regards to the current projects/completed projects in development. You can also see a progress bar as the project nears completion. Clicking the view more option will give you additional info in regards to the project. This page will change a lot. No more having to poke about to get all the latest news!
Official BC Forums: This is big. Bitcoin has bitcointalk, and now blackcoin has their very on blackcointalk built ontop of BLKFeed. Here is where we will post static information regarding the BlackCoin Foundation. Talk to each other, post your worries, post questions, ask the Foundation questions. And most importantly learn about Memberships with the Foundation I invite you to check it out, the forums are very sexy. We hope everyone uses this as opposed to the bitcointalk thread as time goes on for more semi-permanent discussion.
Twitter Integration: Whenever someone uses the twitter tag #BlackCoin that tweet will come right into the feed! Allowing you to get all up-to-the-minute news from various BlackCoin channels right from the site without ever having to leave. Great for the folks who despise twitter too, but still want to get the benefit of the news. Very straightforward.
There are various links to the BlackCoin Foundation, BlackCoin Wiki, and the BlackCoin Map located at the bottom as well for quick navigation for more info regarding BC.
This is only Version 1.0. Additional improvements and features are in the pipeline. There will be additional color templates to choose from, additional widgets, and added functionality as we move forward.
For any inquiries regarding BLKFeed feel free to ask either Maarx or myself and we will do all we can to assist you. We all worked very hard on this and we really want you to take it for a spin and see if you love it.
This all started as an idea in my mind <2months ago: http://imgur.com/YaVp5n8
Thanks to Maarx and WulfCastle BLKFeed was able to see the light of day.
I'm so happy that a community like this exists where I can take a passion and an idea and turn it into a utility that the community can use and appreciate. <3 everyone in the community.
Best,
McKie, Maarx, WulfCastle
We truly hope you enjoy this. If you wish to show your thanks, perhaps consider donating to the BlackCoin Foundation. It is with funds provided from the Foundation that all this was possible. With your help we can continue to bring you services like BLKFeed even faster, and with even more features! Thank you
Please post any known bugs below :D
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Educating People about Bitcoin through Workshops. Need help with Content.

Hi everyone,
TL;DR Financial industry crypto enthusiast guy wants to give 2 hour talk. Need help to prioritize the content (go directly to third subheading Content)
About me:
I have been in the field for almost a year now. Started mining last summer. Had bought my first Bitcoin three years ago. I used to work in Investment Management firm, I quit last month. I started my own firm Patil Capital LLC, for my own investments in Crypto. I plan to accept other people's money later but for now will hold 2 hour workshops to educate people about Bitcoin and Blockchain. I will be charging small amount ($20-$30) to cover the Hotel Conference Room Rent and then some.
I don't think I am some expert in Bitcoin. Many anonymous people here know more. I just think, I know enough to explain other people factually, so they can start their journey in this Crypto rabbit hole. Many people here know far more than me, and some would be better speakers as well. I want to create a template (open source), anyone can use this material and hold their own workshops. Crypto Education is a long journey and this would be useful until every last person in the world has bought Bitcoin. Because Bitcoin is community driven project, after working for a month I thought I should get community feedback as well. Your feedback in any shape or form is appreciated. Thank you.
Why this Workshop?
I have learned everything in this field by reading on reddit and watching youtube videos of the likes Jackson Palmer and Andreas Antonopoulos for 1000s of hours. And then lot if content is not neutral and is full of hyperbole. In my experience general people who still don't know much of Bitcoin are turned off by huge price projections and big claims. What I want to provide them is the factual information of how it works and what is possible today without the hype. Then why not youtube video you ask? One. I want to give this message on a different platform where other low quality content is abundant. Two. My video editing skills are not my forte. Already struggling working on my wordpress site. Three. I want to do this full time. Monetising youtube videos is form my knowledge would take a lot of time. Four. Want to provide someone who wants condensed quality information for a price. Most people have attended Hotel workshop/seminars.
Content
This workshop is targeted towards complete beginner who just has heard Bitcoin from coworkers, family, friends or in the news and never bought any. I want to provide information which is neutral, without any Hype/hyperbole. Provide working of Blockchain in some detail, which assures them there is robust open source infrastructure to make this possible. But not as much they they get turned off and don't understand. And I also want to include things that they can do with this information, like go and buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, research more with tools like Coinmarketcap etc., install desktop wallets like exodus or Jaxx or something else. As you can imagine this is a delicate dance of not throwing allot information and giving enough that they know what and where to look for. In future I may design another workshop with more advanced stuff.
Formatting of the content:
I am mentioning time to be spent on each topic. Words without formatting would be said as they appear. Italics part is what I am communicating with you here, about what I feel.
Total time 100 mins (accounting for 5 min break, 10 min QnA and some margin)
Part 1: Introduction (50 mins)
Decentralized Peer to Peer Digital Currency (15 mins)
Explain meaning of each term. What you can do with it is – Send cross border payments, take anonymous charity donations, censorship resistant peer to peer financial transactions. No government, company, institution controls, monitors this. That also means you cannot go to anyone if anything goes wrong. (Maybe your wallet provider or exchange - but their authority/power is limited to their internal matters). Users are Global, anyone with smart phone and internet connection can use it.
Here I would make clear that whatever I feel about these things, Genie is out of the bottle. So only thing we can do is to learn about. After this you may buy it, not buy it, protest it whatever. But first we need to learn. This will set the base of discussion and tone of the session.
How Bitcoin Works? (10 mins)
Network of computers, where you transmit transactions. Miners and nodes verify validity i.e. correct addresses, balance in sending account is more than or equal to amount transferred. I will heave the diagram of network. And will show that there is no single point of failure like Centralized systems. Attacker needs to acquire more than 51% which is prohibitively expensive.
Cryptographic Functions (10 mins)
Why this works? One way transactions like John Oliver’s show mentioned Chicken to Chicken McNuggets. I want to tie this to the public and private keys, how signing the transactions work.
Blockchain (10 mins)
Always current and immutable. Explain why it is interest of miners to update the blockchain when some some other miner has found the block. Its is consensus that has valuable. What is meant by number of verification, why more is better.
Miners (5 mins) Miner's mine blocks and get rewarded in Bitcoin. Miners are needed in the system to make it decentralized. Anyone can Include explanation why only 21 Million coins
Break (10 mins)
Part 2: Today, After 9 Years (50 mins)
What can you buy with Bitcoin (5 mins)
I have a slide with logos of companies that accept Bitcoin Following companies accept Bitcoin Overstock, Dish, Cheapair, Fidelity Charitable, okcupid, Expedia, JMBullion, Newegg, Playstation Network, New York Preschool etc. At the checkout retailer would provide their public address and the amount in Bitcoins based on exchange rate at that time. You would go to wallet (or exchange and send that amount to that address).
Even though this is possible many Bitcoin holders will not do it. Challenges? Why? ties to the next topic
Store of Value vs Medium of Transaction Argument (5 mins) Bitcoin is not only used as currency but also as Digital Gold. Explain why it has characteristics of a very good Store of Value
Open Source Nature (10 mins) Bitcoin is software and unlike facebook and Amazon it is publically available. So anyone can see and also copy. Benefits of open source projects are that they are developed by voluntary contribution so capital is spent. Bugs are found quickly. Value is accrued because of "network effect" and not the secret ownership of some code. Network effect like with Facebook, more people use it more the value is. So copying software does not copy people that use it. That is what a fork is.
Other Cryptocurrencies (10 mins) So many people indeed copied the projects. Changed the parameters, algorithms, total number etc. Some solve some issue but many have been outright cash grabs. When fork happens you get same amount of new coins. You may call it free coins, but needs some work for claiming. That is only possible as long as you hold the private keys. If you hold coins them on exchange then you are their mercy.
Online Culture (5 mins) Because this is open source, digital currency discussion, arguments everything happens online - Bitcointalk.org, Reddit, Youtube videos and Facebook groups. Terms like HODL, MOON, REKT.
Things people are working on (5 mins) Currency is first application of Blockchain. People are working on banking, land records, voting etc. ALso trying to reduce the pain currently we face in using such as Lightning Network. Explain few more things. Please suggest more
Question and Answer (10 mins)
Want to include these topics, but can't fit them due to time constraint
Desktop Wallets vs Exchange
You can buy Bitcoins from a person by paying him cash but most people buy it on Exchange. ALthough Exchanges are necessary to buy Bitcoins, they are not part of Bitcoin. And they compromise some features of Bitcoin itself such as identity, centralization, and importantly private key ownership. Only way to hold your private keys
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I've been working on www.jivedata.com for the past year. Please give me your feedback.

With www.jivedata.com I hope to substantially bring down the cost of financial data for users...to FREE! In the past year, I've added insider filings, 13F filings, economic data, financials (through XBRL filings). I even have a free API. It isn't perfect and there's still much more to do. This is a bootstrapped project on my part, with the help of user donations. I recently started accepting bitcoin.
Please, please, give me your feedback. What have I missed? What can I do better?
EDIT #1: The dashboard is still under construction and within the next couple of days you should be able to fully edit templates & save them so they are fully customized to whatever it is you want.
EDIT #2: The dashboard is now complete and you can edit the templates. Click on the "wrench" icon to edit any template. To save them permanently you must login (free). Let me know if you run into any issues via the contact link on my website.
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UBIcorp, brainstorming the fundamentals of a CryptoUBI whitepaper

Fundamentally the achilles heel of a CryptoUBI is funding, i.e., market cap. I'll not reiterate all the efforts to do it as a part of the mining process, tax exempt donations, demurrage, etc. Demurrage, used as a funding mechanism, would essentially incentivize arbitraging one crypto against another to avoid these cost. The effect is to constantly drain the market cap. Even under ideal circumstances it's still amounts to just taking from UBI recipients to give back to those same recipients. I will also skip the proof-of-unique-human issue to address the more fundamental problem of market cap.
Growing market cap is absolutely essential, but even that is not enough by itself for UBI purposes. Growing market cap is not simply a matter of getting people to accept some value in the cryptocoin in the form of frictionless transactions. Bitcoin is already the leader here and demurrage incentivizes people to arbitrage one crypto scheme against the other to suck the market cap of a UBIcoin dry. UBIcoin needs a direct tap into the market itself. Not just a payment solution for external markets. A monetary system absent the production and distribution of goods and services is worthless. This is precisely why bitcoin works so hard to bring merchants on board.
What's needed is an nonprofit umbrella corporation, UBIcorp. UBIcorp could hold an unlimited range of assets in a decentralized portfolio. UBIcorp could hold any number of subsidiaries, franchises, revenue streams from ads such as adsense, youtube, apps, patent holdings, IP properties, endowments, trust funds, manufacturing plants, retail outlets, etc. Even entire cities may be incorporated under the UBIcorp umbrella. Stocks would be issued on a one person one stock basis and UBI paid in the form of stock dividends. The ratio of capital to UBI returns would be set constant to provide a fair means for capital investments to grow the corporation such that the UBI recipients fairly share in a self sustained growth in capital returns.
To accomplish this blockstream has a whitepaper well suited and extensible enough to grow with any future developments in blockchain technologies. Each UBIcorp asset would be a sidechain. Each sidechain could have its own sidechains. The initial bit (cash) flow could come from direct tax deductible donations, donated ad revenues from youtube ads, etc., with unlimited expansions out from there.
Attached to UBIcorp will be sidechains for smart contracts, licensing agreements for donating revenue streams not unlike GPL licensing, the UBIcorp constitution, etc. People wouldn't even have to ask permission or negotiate licencing. Simply point the accounts payable from various revenue streams to an existing sidechain or create a new one. The simpler revenue streams would be fully automated with a template licensing contract.
Generating revenue this way has some huge advantages. When UBI dividends are small people have incentives to let them just sit and grow, or not even participate in collecting UBI dividends at all. Thus maximizing market cap. The deflationary nature of the UBIcoin would further incentivize holdings, thus market cap. Something bitcoin still only dreams of achieving by getting enough retailers on board. UBIcoin would have its own decentralized corporation plus subsidiaries with a potentially unlimited direct tap into markets. The direct market taps obviates the need for various demurrage schemes thus incentivizing direct investment in UBIcoin itself, further maximizing market cap. Lastly, and critically, it'll have a fair means of growing capital assets to invest and grow the corporation to the benefit of all UBI recipients. Capital growth then becomes self sustaining with effectively unlimited growth potential. Many of the functions of a board of directors could itself be decentralized. By creating its own revenue stream directly from the market of goods and services market cap becomes a solved issue.
Still this only addresses a major missing element in the formation of a viable means of generating a self sustained UBI. Many previously discussed potential solutions to other issues is also critical. What remains is to outline some viable extensible trustless implementation details. I'm just getting started sketching up an organizational outline.
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Libreoffice and template letters

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone has already emailed LibreOffice if they would accept bitcoins as a mode for donations?
Also, for the people that have been asking various websites/organizations to start accepting bitcoins, do you have a template that you have been using? Something like an introduction to bitcoin, benefits and other organizations that have started accepting them as well?
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks!
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