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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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  • Aliens? Maybe I'm Just excited for Independence Day Resurgence

    First off for those that don't know, for sometime ID2 has been announced. Even though sequels usually suck, and Will Smith will not be in this one, I am still very excited. Also with Star Wars VII in the mix, my SiFi side has got me interested in aliens recently.

    So when i saw this, I obviously am interested in learning more. Though the odds of us actually finding aliens are always very slim, its always fun to discuss the "are we alone" theory.

    Enjoy this article that was released by the Atlantic today :D

    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/10/the-most-interesting-star-in-our-galaxy/410023/

    What do you all think? Are we alone? And if not, should we teach them about religion or blockchains first :D

  • Re: BITCOINEX.XCP and the Counterparty Gateway

    @cryptonaut

    @pooktwo @cryponaut I just directed a project here that may want to utilize this token. Is there a possibility to add more projects into using BITCOINEX?

    Yep, definitely, would be cool to see if being used outside of my own projects. Anyone can exchange it via the vending machine, so no permission required.

    Ok :) I'll keep you in the loop if the project wants to use this, I'm pushing for it. They want to do dividends that would be satoshis worth for some people and I told them about your idea and I think this is the better solution

  • Re: BITCOINEX.XCP and the Counterparty Gateway

    @cryponaut I just directed a project here that may want to utilize this token. Is there a possibility to add more projects into using BITCOINEX?

  • Re: GETREAL - New Token-Controlled Access forum for Real Names

    @davidareallen

    @cryptonaut reminds me of this :p https://github.com/tokenly/tokenly-cms/issues/20

    Is it polite for Non-programmers to up vote on github?

    Count me in on the forum then, thats pretty cool :D perhaps at Bitnation could actually be helpful with this as well, as they are working on verification of identity.

    And speaking as a non-programmer i dont think its rude, but im a non-programmer as well lol

  • Re: Bitcoins And Gravy?

    @rob Just in case anyone has there calendar's set, I may not have John's interview finished and posted until tomorrow... We'll see...

    I look forward to it :D

  • Re: Control Devices in Real Time with Bitcoin and Tokens?

    @adam

    @dsmalone I just created a website called www.ucontrol.tv which is a live demonstration of how bitcoin can be used to control real world devices. Currently, it's a very simple setup of 3 buckets and each bucket has a corresponding bitcoin address. The amount of bitcoin sent to a specific address proportionately fills the bucket with water and then will tip over. You can send amounts as small as 0.0005btc ($0.12).

    My question for this forum is what if instead of bitcoin we used a token to control the devices. By sending a token to an address a callback api would trigger a real world action? I think I saw a bounty for someone to create a Tokenly callback API which would be incredibly awesome to control devices in the real world by possessing a digital token. For example, if I possess a certain token I am now allowed to open certain doors, devices, control valves, etc....

    I know the aspects of TCA have been discussed before on the forums pertaining to digitial goods but I was hoping to get more feedback on TCA used for real world devices. Also any feedback on our site Ucontrol.TV is much appreciated.

    The TCA API is on the to-do list still, Devon has already done the precursor work needed in Tokenly Accounts so not too much left to do, just a gigantic to-do list everywhere else and still only Devon and Nick actively developing.

    Tell us what changes you need made to http://slots.tokenly.com to support what you want to do, that might already give you all the tools needed.

    Controlling physical items is interesting, happy to support it as much as possible with our very limited development resources.

    As always in the open source space, feel free to add your own commits to tokenly :D

  • Re: Control Devices in Real Time with Bitcoin and Tokens?

    @dsmalone I just created a website called www.ucontrol.tv which is a live demonstration of how bitcoin can be used to control real world devices. Currently, it's a very simple setup of 3 buckets and each bucket has a corresponding bitcoin address. The amount of bitcoin sent to a specific address proportionately fills the bucket with water and then will tip over. You can send amounts as small as 0.0005btc ($0.12).

    My question for this forum is what if instead of bitcoin we used a token to control the devices. By sending a token to an address a callback api would trigger a real world action? I think I saw a bounty for someone to create a Tokenly callback API which would be incredibly awesome to control devices in the real world by possessing a digital token. For example, if I possess a certain token I am now allowed to open certain doors, devices, control valves, etc....

    I know the aspects of TCA have been discussed before on the forums pertaining to digitial goods but I was hoping to get more feedback on TCA used for real world devices. Also any feedback on our site Ucontrol.TV is much appreciated.

    I am not sure what TCA is really being used for yet with the exception of LTB TCA forums and SOG is technically a kind of TCA. Other then that (like many things in the space) its just theory at this point. It takes someone building something to be used for TCA at this point.

    Tokenly has been doing a really good job building all of the tools that would be useful in a TCA enviornment and you can see their website here https://tokenly.com/ (also has links to the github there)

    So when it comes to your ucontrol.tv site, I would think that one day using tokens for this would be a really good usecase for them, however, at this time it is a little expensive to send tokens unless you use some automated tokenly software. Perhaps @cryptonaut or @adam could weigh in, but if you are a developer of some sort, i would recommend starting at the tokenly github