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Muse/SoundDAC / Re: NOTE Price discussion
« on: April 04, 2015, 11:35:00 pm »
What is the price of Bitshares Notes as of right now?

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Random Discussion / Re: I have lost faith inBTS completely
« on: March 23, 2015, 04:51:18 am »
Always amazes me when people post stuff like this on the heals of updates.

Either people aren't really keeping updated or they are so busy criticizing over their own wants that they have blinders to everything else going on.


Agreed! I think the reason Bitshares isn't mainstream right now has to do with timing. The average person hasn't even come to use and appreciate Bitcoin yet. Forget about something like Bitshares or Ethereum.

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They would be very efficient for that, but watch the legal issues, depending on where you are.

I'd definitely take the legal issues into account. I haven't really been paying much attention in the last several weeks but do you know if anyone has done anything interesting with user generated assets yet?

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I have been working for a while on a campaign that does this.

Not exactly a startup.. but I think what I have put together is going to provide a lot of information how to use UIAs to raise capital.

Watch for it very very soon. (coming week)

Very interesting indeed. I'll be watching your posts so I don't miss it.

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Thoughts on using user generated assets to raise money for a startup?

Pros
cons

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:32:40 pm »
Sexist stereotyping probably isn't going to help...

 +5% +5%

I must say that I find some of the comments in this thread disappointingly unconstructive at best. :-[
I must also say that I dislike the word 'unconstructive', but have, nevertheless, decided to use it! :P

The only comments I thought to be offensive were in the OP...well, unless you're Angela Merkel  :D

I didn't go into such great detail but I was thinking about the topic from an evolutionary perspective as I was typing. From an evolutionary stand point men are expendable and if a man wants to fulfill nature's goal, to have offspring, he either has to have excellent genes aka good looks or use his intellect in order to acquire wealth and power. From an evolutionary perspective a female would prefer a male with wealth and high status over a male with none and if the female is very attractive males are willing to give the female what she wants. Attractive females have males fighting over them and unattractive females don't and so if they want wealth and status they have to work for it themselves, like Angela Merkel.

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:23:31 pm »
Well some things are not for everyone. I personally think that arguing about the whys is counterproductive, when we should be asking the hows. How can we get more women to actually use cryptocurrency.

The key is to look for the void, and fill it. Utilize what we know about them, their lifestyle, their personal preferences (just like what some of you guys describe in this thread) and create something that will help achieve what they want.

Make it more relatable. Create 'artificial demands' if there's none. Educate them. Use scare tactics when needed, why they should use a more secure form of currency when shopping online, etc. Get more women products merchant to accept crypto as payment and whatnot.

While maybe there's only a few women working on the backend of crypto technology, never underestimate their potential to help grow crypto economy as a whole. Never underestimate their true buying power. You can create the best most secure internet money in the world, but it doesn't mean jack shit if nobody ever use it. They can be the user, heck they might possibly be the majority of crypto user soon. That sounds like an important role to me.

Ask this guy, he knows what's up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amancio_Ortega_Gaona

I would think that the 'why' comes first because you need to understand why you are doing something before you figure out the how. Like, "Why is it that Bitshares was even built."

I think that link further strengthens the stereotype that women care more about fashion in general.

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:54:07 pm »
The low numbers of women in Computer Science and programming professions are probably also a contributing factor. Agree with lil_jay890 though; there are many professional and very successful women in todays age. There really isn't a whole lot of people interested in crypto as a whole, relative to the world's population.


Do all the men in crypto have a computer science and programming background? I sure don't do you?

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:51:38 pm »
What are your thoughts?





I think the reason there aren't many women in crypto land is because they simply don't care.  It seems like many women are usually more interested in fashion and gossip. Plus, if the woman is pretty she will have hordes of men trying to give her everything she wants in hopes of 'winning her.' So there is no incentive for her to create and build things that will make her rich, powerful or admired. Men are already doing that.

Sexist stereotyping probably isn't going to help...

Well then why aren't there many women in this space?

I recently read an article on psychology today talking about stereotypes. The author was basically saying that there is an element of truth to stereotypes and that that is why they even exist in the first place. Trust me I'd like to believe that stereotypes hold no truth but maybe that author was right.

i.e. Black men are deadbeat dads

Basically you are saying women have no drive to be great and they only care about looking pretty and gossiping... and all they need to do is find a man to woo her.

This isn't the 1960's anymore.  I don't know how women are viewed where you are from, but this is not the way they are treated in modern culture.  Here's a list of women CEO's of Fortune 500 companies.

CEO   Company   2014 Fortune 500 ranking
Mary Barra   General Motors   7
Meg Whitman[2]   Hewlett-Packard   17
Virginia Rometty[3]   IBM   23
Patricia A. Woertz[4]   Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)   27
Indra K. Nooyi[5]   PepsiCo, Inc.   43
Marillyn Hewson[6]   Lockheed Martin   59
Safra A. Catz[7]   Oracle   82
Ellen J. Kullman[8]   DuPont   86
Irene B. Rosenfeld[9]   Mondel─ôz International   89
Phebe Novakovic   General Dynamics   99
Carol Meyrowitz   The TJX Companies, Inc.   108
Lynn Good[10]   Duke Energy   123
Ursula M. Burns[11]   Xerox Corporation   137
Sheri S. McCoy[12]   Avon Products Inc.   234
Deanna M. Mulligan   Guardian Life Insurance Company of America   245
Kimberly S. Bowers   CST Brands   266
Debra L. Reed   Sempra Energy   267
Barbara Rentler   Ross Stores   277
Denise M. Morrison[13]   Campbell Soup   315
Susan M. Cameron   Reynolds American   329
Heather Bresch[14]   Mylan   377
Ilene S. Gordon   Ingredion   412
Jacqueline C. Hinman   CH2M Hill   437
Kathleen M. Mazzarella   Graybar Electric   449
Lisa Su[15]   Advanced Micro Devices   474
Gracia C. Martore[16]   Gannett   481

Lets also not forget all the women in politics like:
Angela Merkel
Hillary Clinton
Dilma Roussef
Park Geun-Hye
Micelle Bachelet

There are currently women in crypto as well and more women will come when adoption becomes greater. Right now crypto has been mostly adopted by a libertarian mindset.  Libertarians are 94% white, 68% are men and 62% are under 50.  Look a lot like what crypto demographics might be??  When crypto can cater to a larger group of political ideals, the adoption will grow.


True, I don't deny that there are women in crypto, government and fortune 500 companies. I would say that those particular women are the exception though, they aren't your average female. Plus relative to all fortune 500 companies and governments they are a minority. So why is it that this is the case? Is it because there is a conspiracy among men to keep all women out or is it that many women simply don't care?

Even if the only people that are in crypto have a libertarian mindset I would imagine that the 32% of libertarian women would be attracted to crypto as well.

Are 32% of people in crypto women?

I don't consider myself libertarian I'm not white but I am young and male.

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:52:06 pm »
Plus its not like women can't get easily involved if they wanted to. The barriers of entry into crypto are extremely low and the knowledge necessary to appreciate this technology is out there free to consume in the form of videos, blog posts and forums.

It's not like you even have to go to college for years and get thousands of dollars in debt to start learning about this.

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Random Discussion / Re: Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:39:31 pm »
What are your thoughts?





I think the reason there aren't many women in crypto land is because they simply don't care.  It seems like many women are usually more interested in fashion and gossip. Plus, if the woman is pretty she will have hordes of men trying to give her everything she wants in hopes of 'winning her.' So there is no incentive for her to create and build things that will make her rich, powerful or admired. Men are already doing that.

Sexist stereotyping probably isn't going to help...

Well then why aren't there many women in this space?

I recently read an article on psychology today talking about stereotypes. The author was basically saying that there is an element of truth to stereotypes and that that is why they even exist in the first place. Trust me I'd like to believe that stereotypes hold no truth but maybe that author was right.

i.e. Black men are deadbeat dads
      conservatives are religious
      most latinos are descendant of Mexico

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Random Discussion / Why aren't there many women in crypto?
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:30:57 pm »
What are your thoughts?





I think the reason there aren't many women in crypto land is because they simply don't care.  It seems like many women are usually more interested in fashion and gossip. Plus, if the woman is pretty she will have hordes of men trying to give her everything she wants in hopes of 'winning her.' So there is no incentive for her to create and build things that will make her rich, powerful or admired. Men are already doing that.

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General Discussion / Re: Up to 27 100% delegates. Really?
« on: January 25, 2015, 04:24:34 am »
I will hold out a few months more, but from what I have seen so far it seems self-funding with Delegates are working like a charm.

I have yet to see any tangible evidence that proves bitshares wouldn't be in the exact same spot had there been no 100% delegates. I have yet to see any evidence of anything beyond the status quo in October 2014.

Marketing delegates with no marketing results. No offense guys. I know you all talk and theorize about the possibilities but nothing has panned out so far.  A pretty good indicator is the subReddit subscribers or lack thereof. Yeah, yeah, yeah we waiting for 1.0. You cant sell a product before its released (Video Games, Movies, BitReserve, iPhones....  ;))

Developers would be doing the exact same thing had they not been a 100% delegate. Otherwise there high hopes of huge windfalls from their enormous holding would have zero chance of coming to fruition.

Gateway delegates have not produced any fiat to BTS gateway. Still producing a gateway using BTC which already existed and still exists had there not been a 100% delegate.

As I have stated before, Bitcoin is in the spot BitShares wants to be in. BTC did not need what all of you propose is necessary to grow BitShares. It happened because BTC holders wanted to grow their holdings or make a buck of the potential.

You guys realize that BitShares is more like a welfare program with its 100% delegates.  :o


but but... Austrian economics!

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