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General Discussion / Re: MUSE update ?
« on: May 25, 2017, 06:34:30 pm »
Well, they do have a new site up:

Also I've heard Stan and Xeroc both mention that MUSE is still a thing. So I bought some cheap tokens. Hopefully we're not all baghodlers!

General Discussion / Re: BitShares crowd at Consensus'17
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:48:29 am »
See y'all there!  8)

General Discussion / Re: The Hero from BitShares Island
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:42:28 pm »
The annual 5% comes from the shorters. Check out for more details.

General Discussion / Re: The Hero from BitShares Island
« on: May 06, 2017, 03:18:35 am »
This is awesome!  +5%

General Discussion / Re: Your opinion about BitShares
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:10:04 pm »
Replied to the survey. You can find Bitshares users on Steemit as well:

General Discussion / Re: Marketing Marketing Marketing
« on: April 15, 2017, 01:46:37 pm »
Hey RG- thanks for taking the bull by the horns on this! I like your actionable plan to get the ball rolling. I have a bit of feedback.

While I think it's OK for us to call Bitshares a "DEX" when referring to it, I don't think using acronyms in the actual marketing materials we generate is the most effective way to proceed here. I think we should spell it out. "Distributed Exchange" or "Peer-to-peer Exchange" might be better. From what I've seen, it's hard to get the average joe caring about decentralization for the sake of decentralization. We can talk about this more next Wednesday.

To those interested- I'm going to PM you an agenda document we started drafting up in the last meeting. I think it would be helpful to define an agenda ahead of time so we can stay focused on topic for the next meeting. If anyone else wants the agenda, please message me. :) I'm avoiding publishing the link publicly here so a troll can't delete it.

Xanoxt- on the topic of a Bitshares wikipedia page, this is something I started with KenCode a long time ago. I think I actually lost the most recent draft but here's a draft that I could find:

There's a lot of info there on the history of Bitshares as explained on these forums by Stan and others. It needs a lot of love, much of the information there was pre-Graphene. if anyone would like to collaborate on this again I'd be happy to help pick up the pieces. Message me privately for edit access. The Wikipedia admins are a tough crowd... they kept telling me the draft sounded too much like marketing lingo. And because I haven't touched the wikipedia draft in a long time, they just deleted it entirely. That draft on Wikipedia was actually adapted to explain the changes introduced by Graphene too. Oh well!

I can't reach the Beyond bitcoin mumble server that I have configured. Is there another meeting place?

I would like to pitch in however I can with this effort. I think the time is ripe to bring digital currencies and the block chain revolution to the masses. I have been working with my friend [member=20522]matt[/member]-a over on steemit to strategize on how we can promote block chain applications in our local area. Steem makes this a much easier task than just a few years ago. Spewing out crypto tokens to anyone that spends some time posting and gets a little lucky. Then they're hooked!

All of you that have stuck around are building a grassroots movement and it is time for every holder to do their part. Also, my city is a prime example of a place that could use some shaking up. Very few people I encounter here have any idea what digital currency is or how it can benefit their lives.

It's impressive how much of a core group this community became with Bunker, Fuzzy, Thom, and all of the others regularly posting. I just started lurking these forums about a month ago so I suppose it's time to step out of the shadows again. I kind of fell off back there after the pitch fork and BTS 2.0.

General Discussion / Re: Announcing Brownie Points (BROWNIE.PTS)
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:23:23 pm »
Mmmmm, brownies. I've been on a bit of a hiatus focusing on non-BTS stuff, but here are some of my contributions off the cuff:

  • Educating about BitShares on BTT, Disqus (Cointelegraph, Coindesk, etc.), Twitter, IRL.
  • Pay for a sub out of pocket which gives us 3 pages: Detroit, Bay Area, and Buenos Aires.
  • Minor edits to
  • Submitted a draft to Wikipedia for BitShares.
  • Guerilla promoted PeerTracks at Movement fest.
  • Support those who need it with troubleshooting the client.
  • Wrote a few editorials for NullStreet Journal.
  • Submitting client bugs as I find them to github.
  • Proofreading the copy for the new website refresh.
  • Wrote a couple BTS tests using theoretical's tool for 0.x client.
  • Assisted the bitscape crew on the BitShares p2p road trip.
  • Give feedback to designers such as abirt and cass.
  • Orchestrated CryptoMoneyExpo BitShares booth.

Looking forward to contributing more in the future as time permits!

Muse/SoundDAC / Re: BitShares Music and/or NOTE logo. Any ideas?
« on: June 16, 2015, 09:19:05 pm »
I've finished some more designs and included them with the others. I've made a sound wave in the shape of an "M" and an "N", liondani and feedthemcake's PTS and Play crossover designs and some mixes between "n" and "N" with musical notes including kickky's idea. Let me know what you guys think.

My vote is for the solid vinyl (Middle column, 6th row). Simple & musical.

General Discussion / Re: Cryptonomex? WTF is this?
« on: June 13, 2015, 05:31:16 pm »
Now that you mention it, they should probably GTFO from the US ... and incorporate somewhere else. Like Switzerland.

Some of us have family and kids keeping us here.

The company could be incorporated in Switzerland even if you live in the US .. but these days I do think being an American and/or living in US soil is a big liability on many fronts. In light of recent events it should not be necessary to elaborate.

But yeah, I worry about Cryptonomex being a US company. Among other things, the government there can force you guys not to disclose to us any backdoors they decide to implement, they can lock you all in jail under any pretext, seize laptops and servers on US soil, freely intercept your non-encrypted communications.. plant bugs with near impunity, etc.

BitShares, especially in the 2.0 incarnation (once again, well done.. if the code matches the announcements, it'll be BIG!), is going to majorly piss some old, fat sharks.. sharks with millions of dollars and plenty of friends high up.

Being incorporated in a jurisdiction where frivolous litigation is the rule, a tendency for too much regulation, a clearly established oligarchic system, and to top it off an increasingly totalitarian government with an unhealthy appetite for tax dollars and curbing personal freedom (of which BTS 2.0 with privacy will bring plenty).. you get the picture.

They've already started...

I agree that living in the United States seems risky, why else would I be paranoid (I've never been a "worry wort") just from my participation in cryptocurrency projects and statements of belief? As you mentioned, the proof of plans to invade privacy in the spirit of control are laid bare with all of the information whistle-blowers have released.

Luckily, others will always be able to read the open source code on github, to hopefully ensure any potential future back-doors would be blatant and noticed.

It's hard to stand by and watch a large number of people succumb to the delusion that we have choice. Systemic discrimination is all a part of the plan to create "rules" that perpetuates suffering, neglects the common good, and divides and conquers diverse peoples. Hopefully none of us become the next JFK, MLK, or Fred Hampton.

A measure we can take is toward adopting a privacy focused set of end to end encryption and distributed communications tools. Peer-to-peer forums (RetroShare, Aether) end to end encrypted chats (Tox, OpenWhisperSystemsCryptoCat) and peer-to-peer collaboration tools such as Friends (Slack imitator) is a step in the right direction.

General Discussion / Re: Bitshares Wikipedia article
« on: June 13, 2015, 03:14:20 am »
Lol "BitMeister". Did you see that the new architecture will have Privatized BitAssets that allow users to configure the parameters?

Will being the key word. The wikipedia article claims that this IS now. Fact is that it isn't. Just saying. If the article said, "BitShares has the ambition to..." then I would wholeheartedly agree with it.

Hey if they can deliver more power to them. But fact is, until there is a solid documentation, security threat tree, protocol definition, etc. No one is going to take this work seriously in the crypto community. Any big player would hire an expert to assess the tech before they commit to it.

I keep reiterating these points, because I think they are doable, and I hope they do it right this time. Enough of this day dreaming, let's have community and devs focus on deliverables, roadmaps and what's viable, doable, etc.

The real question is what features advertised on the web refresh are completed already in the graphene codebase? Even though the live net isn't released, if the code is completed and privately testable I don't think the assertions are such a stretch. They aren't in the wild yet, but do they already exist?

General Discussion / Re: Bitshares Wikipedia article
« on: June 13, 2015, 03:02:46 am »
Aren't BitAssets technically a financial smart contract?

Smart contract is an overloaded term, but to me it means that anyone can negotiate the terms and write their own rules in some script. e.g. Ethereum, Eris would satisfy that. So far BitAssets have not only been in full control of the devs, but aside from being hard coded and not customizable, the rules have been constantly changing. One minute you can short indefinitely, the next there is a 30 day window to cover, then there is interest rate, then there isn't, etc.

So until they have a proposal with clearly defined protocol, and an implementation that follows it and works flawlessly, I'm going to call this a wishful thinking.

Don't get me wrong BitAssets are better in my mind than NuBits, but could have been so much better.

The issue is BitMeister wants to invent everything and control everything. I would've liked to see BitAssets be freely defined by users in a way that people can compete as to which formula tracks an asset the best. All of these discussions could've been competing smart contracts, instead of the whole community waiting on one man to come up with the holy grail.

Just my 2 bits.

Lol "BitMeister". Did you see that the new architecture will have Privatized BitAssets that allow users to configure the parameters?

General Discussion / Re: Bitshares Wikipedia article
« on: June 13, 2015, 01:05:01 am »
Please proofread the submitted draft at the link below;  it can take up to 3 weeks to be reviewed so we have plenty of time to do some more edits.

BitShares is a decentralized, industrial-grade financial smart contract wannabe platform.

There - fixed it for you. :) It's great wishful thinking, but there is nothing smart contract about BTS yet.

Aren't BitAssets technically a financial smart contract?

General Discussion / Re: Bitshares Wikipedia article
« on: June 13, 2015, 12:46:31 am »
Please proofread the submitted draft at the link below;  it can take up to 3 weeks to be reviewed so we have plenty of time to do some more edits.

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