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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Real Name: Robert Ross
- Location: Indianapolis
- Website: foldingcoin.net
From 2007 until present Robert has been building out MDFs and IDFs for multi million dollar companies across the midwest and has managed hundreds of new construction IT build outs for various project sizes from small retail stores to large shipping distribution centers. Also during this time frame Robert has serviced hundreds of general IT service calls dealing with everything from broadband, to network upgrades, and everything in between dealing with copper cabling, security, fiber optics, and any commercial grade IT equipment maintenance. In between this time, Robert also spent 1 year acting as a Northern Michigan Red Cross IT administrator and has dedicated a small amount of time doing Linux server configurations for a small Indianapolis company.
In 2013 Robert discovered Bitcoin and has spent every free moment dedicating time to advancing his knowledge in the field of cryptocurrency. From March 2013 until April 2014 Robert was a Bitcoin and Altcoin miner building up a mining farm consisting of 34 GPUs and 8 CPUs. Since mining on general computer hardware was no longer profitable for cryptocurrency mining, Robert co-founded FoldingCoin Inc in July 2014 with hopes of helping to redirect a large amount of the mining power that goes into altcoins to be better used towards Stanford's Folding@home project.
Since FoldingCoin was well received in the cryptocurrency community, Robert decided in January of 2015 to go full time in the Counterparty community. Since the beginning of 2015 Robert has taken on the following roles:
- Director of FoldingCoin Inc
- Community director for the Counterparty Foundation
- Host of the LTB podcast: “XCP Weekly Update”
- Webmaster of XCPassets.org
- Event coordinator to the Indy Bitcoin Meetup
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@junseth I was editing this post when Adam decided to append my new label :) And it wouldn't let me add some more content.
@pooktwo, I wanted to point out specifically, that while you are correct, I revealed your plans to moderate the new channel before you decided it was time to reveal that, consider very strongly what would have happened had people invested some time in your new walled garden and then had the revelation suddenly sprung on them. You can go ahead and look at the transcript, and I think you will see for yourself, it was not me who killed that room. It was everyone who was furious that you lulled them into a new room and changed the rules. So maybe we scammed you... maybe. But I think it is a small sin in relation to the giant confidence scheme you were about to perpetrate. That, I believe is enough dirty laundry airing, however.
That's fair, and that's why I was gonna wait for the board to discuss. But since Chris already told you and already have hints, I panicked. Had the board got the chance to take it from me after I was only trying to get the sharable link, we would have just moved to the Slack and the new chit chat would have the shareable link still.
The only point I wanted to make to you on this thread was the both of you failed to bring up the fact that I talked with Chris, and I made a decision with Chris, and I was going to talk to the board with Chris, and I wasn't going to moderate the new chat until the board got to decide. Instead you had complete knowledge of myself and Chris's conversation and didn't even at least mention that we had talked on the phone, instead you blamed LTB which is a lie.
I said many many times that everyone should hold me accountable for the chit chat issue and everyone wanted to blame Adam for the simple reason that I won't share PM, hell this whole time I have saved our private conversations until this very thread because I'm out of arguments.
Say what you want about me moderating, but I feel at this point I have provided enough evidence to prove finally that LTB had nothing to do with it, the other arguments I don't care about, but don't continue to lie and say Adam convinced me to when I indeed was following Chris's lead until he betrayed our conversation by telling you before the board could have handled it as they see fit.Posted on November 16, 2015 at 1:14 PM
Is the above post you completely dismissing Roberts timeline without comment?
Nope, it's me writing a post before I'd seen it. :)
As far as the timeline is concerned, I don't know that that changes anything I said. He denies you had anything to do with the decision. That's his prerogative. I don't believe him.
What else are you trying to insinuate Adam? I haven't brought up the chat here. I don't know that it's entirely relevant save for as a footnote in the story. The only goal in this thread was to let people know that we aren't on LTB anymore and where they can find us. You have decided to take it to a different level, and then are planning on leveraging your authority over the network to give me a label. I'm ok with that. I can give you other labels to give me if you'd like: child, fart-joker, scammer, butt-licker. You can feel free to append whatever label you'd like to my name :). I'll talk about it on my podcast where everyone can listen to it and decide for themselves.
The background of the chit chat ordeal was nessecary to explain my decision to part ways with BUPosted on November 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM
So I really thought this was just going to be laid to rest, but apparently i was wrong. This all started with me trying to moderate the chit chat and obviously that one little mistake will not just go away. Mostly because i wont share private conversations i have with individuals is why you @junseth come to these conclusions, but i guess you are just gonna get it out of me. Here is exactly what happened and then i need to really be done with this and so do you and chris so that way all of us can expand counterparty in our own way how we see fit:
I tried to change the chit chat to get a sharable link. I stated that this was the only intent
After everyone started arguing and contacting me (and by everyone i mean EVERYONE, not just people in the chit chat or at LTB, but from all corners of counterparty. I talk to a lot of people in this space because i have always made myself available). Even ask @brighton36 he was mad at me once because i was talking to an important project that wanted to do counterparty integration and i didnt share that with him (not because i was hiding it, but because i literally talk to many many projects and thought it was a simple meet and greet).
After hearing from the community about the new chit chat I called on the telephone @brighton36 to tell him what has been going on after i recreated the chit chat. I asked HIM, not adam, not LTB, not @junseth, not anyone but my fellow board member on the fact that I THINK we should moderate the new chat room instead to help the entire community
Chris told me that what happened would indeed happen if i tried to moderate it, but he told me that he would support my decision if i wanted to try and that he would not give any resistance to me.
I told Chris that i would like to do it and we both decided that the best way to go about it would be to talk to the board and then talk to @junseth about it before doing it. Then at this point I thought everything would be fine. I did however ask @brighton36 to wait on telling you @junseth before so that way we as the board can do this in the most appropriate manner.
Lets stop for one second. So far at this point, I have tried my best to listen to the community that is not on the board, then discuss how we should do this moderation thing with another voted in board member. I dont have much experience with this kind of stuff and i know that chris does, so i discussed this with him (yes i did talk to other folks, but my future decisions would only be based on that of which me and chris discussed and no one else because me and chris are board members. As a community director i need to take into consideration all concerns that ANYONE has, not just those in the chit chat).
So then i finished my shift and got back to the hotel and saw that chris posted in the original chit chat something along the lines of "I have a feeling that this chat isnt going away", then i seen someone change the new chat room to something along the lines of "The new moderated chit chat". This gave me the clue that @brighton36 did indeed tell you @junseth what i wanted to do.
I panicked hard because i thought that shit was going to get out of control right then and there and someone was gonna start making accusations that i was sectretly trying to manipulate the chit chat. From those two clues i knew that chris told you what i wanted to do josh (even though i was still going to wait to see what the board wanted to do before announcing that i wanted to moderate the new room).
Lets stop another second. Had i not seen that, we could have waited for the board to tell us what to do next instead of me making a impulsive decision. I think the board did an excellent job after this to just make the slack available instead of everyone at the skype. Had chris not told you (and yes chris confirmed later to me that he did indeed tell you even though he told me he wouldnt) then we would have just started the slack like the board said to, the skype would have the sharable link, and we wouldnt still be arguing almost a month later, and everyone would be happy. Remeber, im just a nice guy who is enthusiastic about counterparty and i feel am really helpful in just talking and teaching people, i know for a fact i dont have experience with this stuff which is why i wanted to wait for the board, but with chris telling you first it made me panic.
So then i quickly tried to get ahead of it and just moderate it then and there and that was a really really bad mistake on my part. That ended up hurting both sides really bad and everyone was mad at me, and i deserved it because i executed poorly. But during all the accusations i was really dissapointed that chris did not share with anyone that i indeed called him and discussed with him, and he indeed told you before we could discuss it as a board. But up until this very post, i dont post private conversations between me and others without consent because they are PRIVATE, but you guys arent giving up so i guess im breaking on that front.
Me and chris fought for a couple days on slack, but on October 23rd which is a friday, i said this to chris on slack: "I think we should really talk about this over the phone, and actually I think it would be a good idea to bring me on your show this week. Or you come on my show would be better lol, you guys would eat me up :D"
Chris did not respond to me at all, and he ALWAYS responds to me. So i assumed he either wanted to let it die, or he wanted you guys to be able to talk about what had happened without me first.
So the ladder above ended up being correct. I dont mind as much you guys hating on me on the BU that upcoming sunday, what was really disappointing is that Chris indeed allowed you to make accusations that LTB manipulated the whole thing even though @brighton36 damn well knew that wasnt the case.
I made the descision right then and there that it is best for our two shows to go there seperate ways. I still mean what i said when i think you guys are valuable. You are skeptics and that is important, you are smart, chris is a board member, and you bring comedy to the space. If people want to be public figures in this space, they have to be ok with getting criticized by people like you and chris and i do think its important. Its hard to verify if everything you guys talk about is truth, because you guys talk in a way that actually is opinion only, which is really clever that you guys do it that way because it gives you something to fall back on. But you flat out lied about LTB manipulating me. You hate scammers and you actually scammed me.
After the board meeting, the board made the slack and said that the skype is no longer official. I said i would focus being apart of the slack, that i wasnt going to take part in the chit chat anymore, chris will still be in the chit chat, and we would all just move past this. Then me and chris had a private meeting after the meeting and told him i lost respect for him after he didnt stick up for me, and i said it was really unfair that we didnt do a show together that week to discuss everything. I told him that you guys did that episode without inviting me because you wanted the first word, and you both knew it would piss me off enough to not want to host your show anymore that it also would indeed get you guys the last word. That was wrong and deceitful. I asked well in advance to come on your show or you to come on mine and you guys didnt even respond with a yes or no, just no response at all.
But me and chris agreed that whats done is done, and talking any further about it would make it worse. WE BOTH agreed that just moving past it and having two seperate shows is for the best and to not make any bigger deal about it would be best for the project. To be fair, chris said it will appear that im kicking you off the show for the LTB accusations and i said thats fine, it will blow over after a week unless @junseth makes a big deal about it, and he said he cant control you which is true. I asked him to encourage the both of you to just drop it. I said if you want to do it in the chit chat that makes sense, but dont cause any more problems outside of that so this can just go away
- And up until this thread, you guys have been fine about it. Keep doing your BU, but come on, after you finaly get me to fully respond can we let this go? You know damn well LTB and @adam had nothing to do with me kicking you off the show. It was because a) your show isnt about counterparty anymore. Thats not me saying its not valuable, but my show needs to stay about counterparty b) you did indeed lie about what happened, and a lie of omission is still a lie. but for the good of the project i just wanted to take the high road, and let some people hate me, because i got news for you, most people do not care or even know about this damn chit chat fued.
Please let it go and lets all move onPosted on November 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM
Had a lot of family events this weekend and didn't get around to doing the show this week. So this week is cancelled but I look forward to doing an episode next week :DPosted on October 25, 2015 at 3:33 PM
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4,248 viewsJune 14th, 2015 by Robert Ross
Robert Ross is a Counterparty Foundation Community Director and the Director of FoldingCoin Inc. Each week Robert and various guests will bring you the news of what has been going on in the Counterparty communities and also touching base on the other Bitcoin 2.0 communities. You can find a complete breakdown of everything discussed on this show by going to this XCPassets.org news blog.
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Robert Ross is a Counterparty Foundation Community Director and the Director of FoldingCoin Inc. Each week Robert will bring you the news of what has been going on in the Counterparty communities and also touching base on the other Bitcoin 2.0 communities. You can find a complete breakdown of everything discussed on this show by going to this XCPassets.org news blog.
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3,784 viewsJune 2nd, 2015 by Robert Ross
Thanks for listening to the first episode of XCP Weekly Update! Here are the topics discussed in the episode:
Counterparty News - Update Blog HERE
- The support ticket system has been completely moved over to the Counterpartytalk.org forums and support.counterparty.io will no longer work. You can still send private tickets as explained in the provided link. A big thanks goes out to Counterparty forum user “Something” for tak...
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Written by the FoldingCoin Inc Team
On February 5th, 2015 FoldingCoin Inc. is introducing Merged Folding to our platform. This allows other cryptocurrency projects to partner with FoldingCoin, sharing our distribution platform in combination with the LTB asset distributor. These projects can distribute based on the Folding@home (FA...Read More
4,722 viewsCategories: Guest BlogAugust 27th, 2014 by Robert Ross
My name is Robert Ross and I am the founder of FoldingCoin (http://www.foldingcoin.net). This story I am about to tell will sound very familiar to other BTC and ALT miners but for those who always wanted to mine but never could, please read as you will like the possibility of perhaps being able to mine a coin.
When I first heard about Bitcoin the date was March 19th 2013 and Bitcoin was trading around $57 per each BTC. The thing was, I didnt even care about the price at the time. I was so interested in my friend telling me about the qualities that BTC had to offer. Even though I have been in the IT world for years I had never even heard of the concept of grid computing. I was completely inspired by this new technology that after talking about it with my friend for about 3 hours, we saw the time was only 8:30pm, so we headed down to an electronic store and bought ourselves 2 Radeon HD 6970s and started mining our first Bitcoins at around 3 oclock in the morning.
Then all we talked about was how great Bitcoin will be for the word, until the great day of April 9 when the price started to go crazy. We then went out and got another new computer with 2 Radeon HD 7950s going because we saw the potential of making money. From that time until July 2013 we went from mining BTC to ALT coins because of the ASICs. But as all you other miners know, the ALT coin game ended around March for GPUs and CPUs when the Scrypt ASICs came out. So in March I turned my rigs (totalling 34 GPUs and 8 CPUs) off and looked for a new solution. Then for the first time I discovered grid computing outside of Bitcoin.
I first found a site called BOINC http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ and I was instantly hooked on research. Apparently Bitcoin was not the first grid computing project out there. BOINC offered hundreds of different projects ranging from finding aliens to creating medicines. I thought this might be the answer. After I installed BOINC on my machines, I learned that most projects were not ATI friendly (most miners will have ATI cards) and the installation was not as user friendly as I would have liked for a general PC user.
Then I discovered a different project not on the BOINC platform that was called Folding@Home http://folding.stanford.edu/, which only worked on one project, and which folds proteins for medical research. It takes your CPU and GPU power to simulate the folding of proteins in your body, which helps medical researchers better understand how different proteins work. This work can lead to the development of new medical papers and new medicines used for all of humanity http://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/faq-diseases/. Because their focus is on one project, the development of their program is further along than most BOINC projects. It is easy to set up, with little configuration, and the development team seems to be significantly stronger at Stanford than at other BOINC projects. Within five minutes of setting up the folding program on all my rigs, I was folding proteins.
This led me to an idea. Why not distribute a CounterParty asset to those that fold on the network? So me and my team have created FoldingCoin (FLDC) http://www.foldingcoin.net. The advantages of this can be far greater than having an ALTcoin with its own blockchain.
Since FLDC shares the bitcoin blockchain, folders rely on Bitcoin and CounterParty developers to introduce new updates to the coin, such as security, stability, and GUI. This allows our team to not focus on development of the coin itself, but rather focus on the adoption, distribution, and economy of the coin.
No energy is wasted securing a blockchain, all resources can be used strictly for Folding@Home work units.
The only chance for a 51% attack is if it happens to the Bitcoin network. BTC miners approve the transactions
When you send FLDC to another wallet you are also sending a small amount of BTC in addition to FLDC
Distribution has been locked by the CounterParty protocol ensuring that even the developers of the coin cannot introduce more into the market
Possibility of having holders of FLDC to vote on different changes to the coin, similar to how SWARM has holders vote on company decisions.
This is not only a coin, but an alternative to traditional mining. And for those that always wanted to mine but never could, you now can take any CPU (yes even a pentium III) and begin to help Stanford reach its goal of 1 million computers (at the time of writing 170,000 computers are connected http://folding.stanford.edu/home/) because even if you do not produce nearly as much as some of the top folders on the team, your CPU is still essential in creating one great big grid computing system. The value backing FLDC is the fact that it represents a certain amount of time spent doing computational work for the Folding@Home Network. Most coins contribute only a blockchain that will die after awhile to the world, FLDC offers something else.
Our team is also currently developing a use for the coin, and that is to become the currency of MeetUp.com groups. We are still working hard on how to make this happen, but the general idea is, that since most everybody has a computer, this coin can easily be created by anyone a part of any MeetUp.com group. FoldingCoin.net will give any MeetUp group 10,000 FLDC (from our personnal funds) to any MeetUp organizer that wishes to implement this program in their MeetUp. FLDC can be distributed to members as organizers see fit. Perhaps they give 100 FLDC for attending a meeting, or 200 FLDC for bringing a friend. Maybe even 1000 FLDC for bringing a professional speaker to their meeting. Since each MeetUp is unique the rewards program may vary, but we are working on a general guideline. And this is not to be limited to just crypto MeetUps, if this is used by any MeetUp it will not only help create medicines for Stanford, but help the adoption of BTC and FLDC.
This also gives a chance to eliminate cryptoswitching that hurts the difficulty of each ALTCoin. Since there is no blockchain and difficulty, once you fold with Stanford there is no other coin that you can switch to automatically. And Folding@Home has an established amount of folders, besides the BTC network, it is the larger grid computing system in the world. And bringing all miners to their program can as much as triple their current network.
Please consider helping to join our team and create medicines that will help all of humanity and help make FLDC a great coin. Even if you dont want to fold please consider buying FLDC off of those that have them to show that you support the fact that they fold. Email me at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you everyone for being the greatest online community in the world!Read More