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  • Email: rross@foldingcoin.net
  • Real Name: Robert Ross
  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Website: foldingcoin.net
  • Bio:

    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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    • Robert Ross
    • Director of FoldingCoin Inc
    • Community Director for the Counterparty Foundation
    • Skype: foldingcoin
    • Twitter: @pooktwoFLDC
    • FLDC Twitter: @foldingcoin
    • Email: rross@foldingcoin.net
    • Alt Email: foldingcoin.net@gmail.com
  • Bitcoin Tipping Address (This is not your LTBCOIN address): 18Emgn5f5Y6u2DEqWpcRGAxdP6veDvYtjb
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  • Topics: 48
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  • Re: BOOKKEEPER.XCP - Accounting App Access Token

    @cryptonaut this is a really cool tool! Question though: I plan on buying more because i wish to have more to potentially sell because this tool is amazing, but other then being able to sell these to others who wish to have access, would there be a reason to have more then 1?

  • Counterparty Community Director Election - Ending April 18th

    The following information taken from http://blockscan.com/vote/XCPELECTION

    The Counterparty Foundation is announcing the start of the two-week long voting period for the election of three community directors. Since voting is starting three days later than announced, we will extend the voting period till block 352718 (in about 2 weeks).

    There has been a change in the voting procedure. Few months back we’ve disabled sending dividend payments based on XCP balances to avoid spam. However, since Counterparty is a decentralized system, this means we have disabled this feature for ourselves as well. Therefore, we won’t be able to implement the announced voting procedure based on dividend payment. Instead, voting will be based on broadcasting votes.

    Details are outlined below :

    Start and End of Voting

    • Start Block: 350710
    • Start Date: April 5th, 2015

    • End Block: 352718
    • End Date: approx. April 18th, 2015

    Candidates

    1. Devon Weller - Click For Bio
    2. Robert Ross - Click For Bio
    3. Chris DeRose - Click For Bio
    4. JP Janssen - Click For Bio

    Voting Procedure

    Users who want to give their votes to one or more candidates may do so by broadcasting a message with the following parameters:

    • text = XCPELECTION + Candidate Number
    • value = votes

    For more information on how to publish a broadcast read our Broadcast Tutorial.

    NOTE: There is currently a one-broadcast-per-block limitation when using Counterwallet. If you want to publish multiple votes, please wait while the block containing your first broadcast is published on the blockchain and then create the second broadcast.

    Rules:

    • One user can make several broadcasts
    • The sum total of the values must be less than the balance of the source address at the close of the voting period

    Valid Example

    • User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

    • User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION 1, value=20

    • User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION 2, value=30

    • Both votes are valid and will be taken into account

    Invalid Example

    • User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

    • User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION 1, value=50

    • User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION 2, value=30

    • The second vote is invalid as the user already spent 50 XCP in his first message

    Candidate numbers (in bracket) used as the broadcast parameter:

    [1] : Devon Weller

    [2] : Robert Ross

    [3] : Chris DeRose

    [4] : JP Janssen

    At block 352718 we will count all votes and announce the names of the top three candidates.

    Original Threads and additional information

    Nomination Thread - https://forums.counterparty.io/t/counterparty-foundation-election-2015-march-19th-april-16th/951

    Q&A Thread - https://counterpartytalk.org/t/q-a-counterparty-foundation-election-2015-q-a/959/8

    Audio from the Debate - https://www.mixcloud.com/dogedradio/counter-party-canditate/

    Voting thread https://counterpartytalk.org/t/announcing-the-start-of-the-counterparty-foundation-voting-period/1006

  • Re: Is there incentize to buy FLDC aside from speculation?

    @cryptomatic I've tried folding for a little while and actually not sold any of the tokens I've earned, but was wondering if there is any use aside from a speculative investment for someone to purchase the tokens. A while ago, I had some Gridcoins since I really like the concept of providing unused computing power to worthwhile efforts.

    One thing I always thought would be cool would be if you could use these "science oriented" tokens for purchases geared towards the science community. A big one I had thought of was using these tokens to buy tickets to the Smithsonian Institute of Arts or other museums that promote science. When people go to these types of places, they are in an open mindset where they may actually read a small description next to a computer humming away in the corner of the room that is folding proteins. It would be awesome if people could at least pay for a portion of their entry fee in whatever FLDC they earned prior to visiting such a place.

    We are building a Counterparty style marketplace (like an ebay for CP) in which you will be able to buy and sell any items for any CP tokens. However the fees we collect will be exclusively in FLDC to drive the demand up for FLDC.

    We built FLDC first before the applications as this started as a hobby for me and James, however we are now beginning to develop and build the applications that we need as we have grown in the community and this has become more then a hobby now :)

  • Re: Did you receive FLDC on CounterWallet? FoldingCoin

    @bdialon4 Wow I visited the website and it seems pretty interesting, haven't got any coins yet but just curious, once this foldingcoin thing gains some sort of worth - will we be able to simply donate these coins, or trade them on the market?

    You can already trade them on Poloniex and Bittrex, as for donating them, feel free to donate them back to us if you would like :D 1BYZjVL5QzD44xhepnvX3D1e2QCDCpP3cV

    We have some plans in the works to bring more value to FLDC, so I would recommend haning on to the for now :D

  • Re: When Ethereum is released and proven reliable, can we consider moving from counterparty to Ethereum?

    @cryptonaut The frustration has been more with counterwallet, which has just been the only existing wallet implementation, not the protocol itself. Besides a few server and installation issues, the Counterparty protocol has been great to work with :) Almost all of the problems have been with the counterwallet.io web wallet, which hasnt been worked on much at all lately, I guess the core XCP team are trying to focus on the protocol and want other people to take over building wallets, so, many bugs have never been fixed.

    There is finally some new wallets coming out, which is nice.. most notably the LTB Companion wallet which you can find here: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/ltb-companion-chrome-extension. I highly recommend trying it out, it's not quite as full featured as counterwallet yet, but for basic sending/receiving of different tokens it works great.

    As far as ethereum goes... for one, Counterparty forked ethereum and is nearing a main-net release of smart contracts, so everything that ethereum does we can just do on the bitcoin blockchain (by far the most secure and time-tested) rather than on a brand new, much more experimental and less secure chain. Secondly, I dont see any game-changing features in ethereum (especially since its mostly all on counterparty to...) that would warrant the amount of work switching over to them, and I'm not too confident that their initial wallet software will be very stable and user friendly from the get-go (very common problem with all cryptocurrencies).

    Another thing to consider is that the amount of bitcoin users out there is in the order of hundreds of thousands of people or more.. while the number of users in every single other altcoin (even litecoin and dogecoin) is much much smaller - effectively 0 in ethereums case since they aren't even out yet.. Switching off of BTC means that our main LTBCOIN user base becomes only the people that are already using whatever altcoin, and the main hurdle becomes getting people to figure out and use said altcoin rather than just jumping right into our services. Also we are Let's Talk Bitcoin after all :p

    tl;dr probably not - but we'll see

    Very well said nick, I couldn't agree with all your points more.

  • Re: what ur favorite food

    My favorite food is any food that i can purchase in BTC :D

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