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Offline hpenvy

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http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/121014/5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin.asp

Update

"Thanks for the response and information.

It was a limited number this time, will sure cover BitShares in one of my next :) "

This response was also cc'd to Murderistic. We'll make sure to send some good follow-up material.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 05:10:56 PM by hpenvy »
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 04:24:54 AM »
Only the bitcoin modified first generation coins were mentioned, no surprise.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 04:44:29 AM »
Only the bitcoin modified first generation coins were mentioned, no surprise.

True, but it doesn't dismiss our obligation to help educate.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 04:51:12 AM »
also no ripple,nxt

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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 05:08:12 AM »
Reached out and CC'd Murderistic just as I did for some of the other contacts. I try not to worry about the intention and instead focus on the follow-up. :)
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 05:10:52 AM »
Primecoin and Darkcoin? Snore.

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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 05:16:07 AM »
Primecoin and Darkcoin? Snore.

We either stay completely ignored or look for minor opportunities to educate those that are writing about crypto. I can't blame writers for ignoring us, it's up to the community to do a better job of reaching out whenever possible.  That's how I see it, I've been known to be wrong most days. :)
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 05:36:03 AM »
Primecoin and Darkcoin? Snore.

We either stay completely ignored or look for minor opportunities to educate those that are writing about crypto. I can't blame writers for ignoring us, it's up to the community to do a better job of reaching out whenever possible.  That's how I see it, I've been known to be wrong most days. :)

I think there is plenty of blame for writers who do not do their due diligence before "educating" people.  If you notice, every coin but PPC is Proof of Waste....

Very hard to believe someone who knows about all these coins has no clue about other projects (like bitshares).  If she is able to give the prices and marketcaps of each coin she is almost guaranteed to have run across coinmarketcap and other, similar, platforms and in that case she would have no option but to see bitshares at #4 (well above all but 2 of the stated coins). 

It is not a lack of education.. that is near certain.  They are blatantly misrepresenting the landscape.  And even worse...there is no comments section.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 05:40:00 AM »
Primecoin and Darkcoin? Snore.

We either stay completely ignored or look for minor opportunities to educate those that are writing about crypto. I can't blame writers for ignoring us, it's up to the community to do a better job of reaching out whenever possible.  That's how I see it, I've been known to be wrong most days. :)

I think there is plenty of blame for writers who do not do their due diligence before "educating" people.  If you notice, every coin but PPC is Proof of Waste....

Very hard to believe someone who knows about all these coins has no clue about other projects (like bitshares).  If she is able to give the prices and marketcaps of each coin she is almost guaranteed to have run across coinmarketcap and other, similar, platforms and in that case she would have no option but to see bitshares at #4 (well above all but 2 of the stated coins). 

It is not a lack of education.. that is near certain.  They are blatantly misrepresenting the landscape.  And even worse...there is no comments section.

I respect your opinion, however, I will strongly disagree. It's our product, the responsibility is on us.  We can talk about fairness and journalism all day, it won't change the fact that BitShares is often ignored in most articles. Rather than being upset by it, I made a list of over 100 writers that have written about Bitcoin and passed it on to marketing to start building those relationships. I'm a binary type of guy.

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If I was writing the article, I would have done more research like you suggested above. However, the reality doesn't put eyes on our product without us making contacts.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 06:20:53 AM »
in this article every none POW coin is ignored, because "mining" is a centrale point of view of the writer.

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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 06:28:23 AM »
They clearly dismissed every nonminable coin.

Any list such as this which doesnt include Ripple and BitShares is way off.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 07:08:32 AM »
It is not a lack of education.. that is near certain.  They are blatantly misrepresenting the landscape.  And even worse...there is no comments section.

The author is probably aware of other assets on the landscape, but lacks the knowledge or skills to make an evaluation of them. Coming from a BTC background, it takes a lot more effort and ability to evaluate BitShares or Ethereum than it does Primecoin or Litecoin. It's a positive sign that an author is venturing outside of the BTC zone . . . if this author could understand BitShares, he might write about it.
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 07:45:01 AM »
Reached out and CC'd Murderistic just as I did for some of the other contacts. I try not to worry about the intention and instead focus on the follow-up. :)

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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 09:15:45 AM »
Quote: "One thing which common to the whole virtual currency family is volatility in the prices. Till the time that is solved, none is risk-free."

Hilarious, but also I think somewhat our fault that she is not aware (assuming she at least visited the BitShares website for her research) that BitShares has already solved this problem....
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Re: 5-most-important-virtual-currencies-other-bitcoin - No BTS mention
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 09:31:04 AM »
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Litecoin is based on an open source global payment network that is not controlled by any central authority and uses "scrypt" as a proof of work, which can be decoded with the help of CPUs of consumer grade

Not quite up to date you might say. Litecoin is now dominated by ASICS just like Bitcoin...
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