- Real Name: Adam B. Levine
- LTBcoin Compatible Address: 1MCEtBB5X4ercRsvq2GmgysZ9ZDsqj8Xh7
- Location: California, USA
Adam B. Levine is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the long running Let's Talk Bitcoin! show and the LTB publishing network.
Since the beginning, Adam has bridged the gap between journalist and innovator. After spending 2013 speaking on and evangelizing the nascent Bitcoin Tipping effort, Adam has spent the last year focused on the possibilities of "Tokens built on Bitcoin".
In June of 2014 he launched LTBCOIN, the first Cryptocurrency Rewards Program and most recently he has become the founder and CEO of Tokenly, a company building open source tools to make Tokens more useful and more usable to everyone.
- Bitcoin Tipping Address (This is not your LTBCOIN address): 19D4x11H5NQH255pvxFX96Ep9JeeonAhcQ
- Public Bitcoin Addresses:
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@knircky Somehow I am much more interested in the site :-)
It's great to see the community who've this way.
I travel a lot and I am a point whore. I only go to one type of hotel, fly one carrier and drive one type of rental car.
It's strange it took the internet so long to develops this type of loyalty program.
Adam, the key for success is going to assure that we can redeem these coins for something valuable. I have no clue how this can work but it's a key ingredient I think that's missing so far.
I look forward to the next chapters
hang around a while ;)Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:13 PM
yeah I pretty clearly have an ego. I say my name often enough ;)
I love our community, but lets be clear - we're our own little echo chamber. The point of what we're doing here is to entice more people to make our echo-chamber more representative of the reality we wish to create.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:42 PM
Tokens and leaderboards
Create a multi-step "hard game" that might take even a year to figure out. Have a leaderboard page that to start has basically nothing, but as soon as the first token is found by the first person (which is the reward for solving the first clue) you get a token and a time-stamped "You were first".
This immediately goes up on the games leaderboard page, which now shows the token that is being searched for, which addresses got it in which order and let people claim their addresses.
Token 1 is clue #2, the name is a hint of how it can be used and the solution the the clue is sending the token to the correct address, which then sends back token #1 and also token #2
As before, token #2 is now listed on the leaderboard
Token #2 is clue #3, the name is a hint of how it can be used and the solution to the clue is sending the token to the correct address, it could also be sending both token 1 AND 2, which then returns 1, 2 and 3 if you sent it to the correct address.
Token 3 added to the leaderboard, repeat until conclusion.
What kind of game should we make? We'll pick the game designer(s) based on suggestions made publicly here.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Bitcoin & Beyond
@kerneloops Agreed on all counts.
/r/bitcoin, bitcointalk.org et al. all have seriously knowledgable people, however, there are lot of egos floating around, and fortunately we haven't seen that on LTB.
they are also both run and started by pretty much the same small group of people. remember how theymos has like 3,000 BTC that hes just holding on to but is supposed to be building a new forum system with it?
At LTB, we launch.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Can't say much more, show will be out before noon but might be as early as 10am pacificPosted on July 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM
This is the request I gave to @cryptonaut for our new editorial system, and what we're developing as of right now -
Feedback is welcomed
The text editor, you write and format your post. We're moving to Markup, will likely be integrating the text editor now available at inkpad.io which is also live-collaborative.
A new status, it then shows you a list of "editors" who are not self-flagged as unavailable. The blogger selects one or two of them manually or clicks "editors choice" which flags the first available. With multiple editors being flagged it would be better to flag one first (the most recently active) and wait for an accept/deny before flagging the other. Once a request has been accepted, the editor now sees the piece in their "Write" list and it is editable by them.
Once the editor is done they change the status to Pending Review which pings the author again to check the work and confirm the changes. It would be awesome to show them a side-by-side or red-highlight the changes made, otherwise this will be a tedious step.
Edits can go back and forth as above until both parties agree. Once they agree the page is moved to Proof-Read mode where any opted-in proof-reader can be requested and sent the non-public on-blog preview version of the article.
At the top of the page they are reminded of the publishing guidelines for LTB, and they read through the piece. They do not have edit abilities but they have a text box where they can write as much as they want with suggestions, thoughts or comments which are then sent to the author or perhaps just visible in the feedback section at the bottom of the "write" page for the article.
Along with the comments they check a box that says "This article complies with the publishing standards of LTB and is ready for the front page". Ideally each piece would be vetted by several proof-readers.
The last step of the process, only articles with the status "Ready for Publishing" appear in this list.They should be viewable from the list as-draft to let curators quickly assess the merits of a piece.
Moving a piece into Ready for Publishing which flags the next available editorial curator and the managing editor not opted out. These are submissions, not a a guaranteed publishing workflow and so pieces that are not desired are essentially just left on the vine - Each individual curator should have the ability to remove any piece from their viewpoint without it being removed from everybody elses. Managing editors should have the ability to completely remove a piece of content from the workflow.
Once a piece is selected for publishing, it should be assigned to a "publish slot" - A "slot" is a timed content release where the content changes from day to day but the schedule does not. I would like to start with five such publishing opportunities per day spaced approx 3hrs apart starting at 6am, but the interface you create should eventually let us trivially expand this. It would be ideal to have a public-page of this page automatically generate so our editorial calender is transparent (as we get close to releasing a piece of content).
The Curator also checks a button that says "I affirm this meets the LTBn publishing guidelines" when they submit it for scheduling, and unless there is a conflict the piece is committed for the publishing slot, and the author is pinged with the update.
Regarding other Blogs
The Front Page is going to become just that, a front page - Individual stories are going to be posted to specific blogs that operate within the LTBn ecosystem and the managing editor or front page curator will have access to a "Front Page" check box that if checked puts the piece's image/content card on the front page and opts-them in for the Proof of Publishing disbursement.
Regarding User Compensation
I have it in my head it should not be too hard to make it so when you send an invite to an editor or a proofreader that we can let the offerer also offer a fixed LTBc bonus or a specific % of the LTBc generated by the piece which the platform could then help automate via the weekly disbursement and devons forward-looking-accounting idea. I think people will use the system even without, but ideally any message or action could be accompanied by either LTBc offered if the other accepts or commit them to a user defined share for whatever is earned by that particular piece of content.
Users should be able to opt-in from their dashboard to be a proof-reader, or an editor. They should be able to easily set what hours they would like to fill each role, and be encouraged to set office hours. For example, someone might want to be a proof-reader during their work hours, but an editor for a two hour period after they get home from work.
Users looking for help ASAP should be able to flag "first available" which just sets up the offered amount or split to whomever first claims the right.
Regarding Better Decision Making
Ideally each user and proof-reader would be able to put a little description of their style AND have some general statistics available about them. To start, average response time from request to first edit returned to the author. Also their % of pieces which they edit, that are submitted to blogs that make it onto a blog. Also their % of pieces which they edit that are submitted, make it onto a blog and also make it onto the front page of LTBc and thus earn LTBc.
The same would also be true for writers, what their % is at those various things so an editor can make an informed decision.
Proof reader stats would be average response time from request to feedback + affirmation. It should also give an average number of words per feedback, but probably not display average affirmation as that would help people farm approval.
Blog Curators would have their % of front page posts displayed, which should generate an average expected weekly LTBc revenue based on the schedule and their expected portion of it.
All users will have "Error rate" which is essentially where they affirm something is ready but it is later found to not be ready and has to be corrected there or kicked back.
Every step of the way both parties need to be in agreement, if an editor edits a piece and the writer rejects it the draft the editor generated is lost (not available to the author) and no payment is made or owed. The dispute is noted in both of their records and statistics.
Regarding Decentralized Mediation
We can offer a mediation flag button that charges a mediator defined LTBc fee and brings in another party to make the judgement and determine if the payment is due.
This could be available to community members with LTBc balances above certain amounts which makes them trusted. Once they achieve the designated qualifiers, they have a "Available as Mediator" box available which lets them set hours, describe their style, etc.
The deal would be that each side submits a written argument which they can both see and the mediator can see, the mediator responds to each with questions, each has an opportunity to respond and the mediator makes the judgement which can be binary or split-the-baby.
Either party can pay the mediation fee or they can split it, we don't care - it just needs to get paid at whatever level the participants want or can afford.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:43 PM
definitely interestedPosted on July 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM
@jratcliff63367 So...that didn't go so well. I bought 74,037 LTBCOIN and then I went to withdraw them. I thought I was sending them to my own LTB address but..I guess I didn't??
My LTB-Coin address is: 1GeY1LxA71AnHLoeyyzjibv1scCW7oiimM
But..I'm such an idiot, I did not send them to that address. I was on my counter-wallet page and I did a 'show info' and I copy/pasted the address from there.
That address is: 1Hso4cqKAyx9bsan8b5nbPqMTNNce8ZDto
It is not my address, I think it's the address of LTB-coin itself!
Adam, is this an address that you control?
If you find a deposit of 74037 LTB coin, could you forward that on to my correct LTB-Coin address which is:
Here is the link showing the transaction:
Yes sir, thats the issuing address and we appreciate your donation! just kidding, I'll send back the 74037 but it'll be tomorrow when I have that wallet set up to do the distribution, it's quite an ordeal lol.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM
The plan will soon become a reality, but the good news guys is that the funds will be coming from the Proof of Participation, so you're actually already earning that LTBc just spread over everybody participating :)
Because everything scales based on how much its done, and it all comes from the same pool, the important thing is to be early and participating however we allow you. New things add new ways to participate but it all comes from exactly the same place.
But yeah, i'm excited about this too :) I'm hoping in the next two weeks for this piece of the puzzle.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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That episode will probably be an episode talking about Bitshares with Dan Larimer, it will likely have a second shorter interview on it but I'm not sure what it will be.
The issue is, we don't have an editorial calender. I have a big pile of content that I add to frequently and then pick things out of based on my feeling and what I think will be relevant and mesh well together, I do almost all the prep and actually most of the show besides content generation on the day of release.
Most people don't operate like this, I always have. It makes it hard to tell you anything other than it will be an episode of the LTB show.Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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