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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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  • Earn Spells of Genesis on FoldingCoin

    The Spells of Genesis team is proud to announce their partnership with FoldingCoin, providing 100,000 free BitCrystals and 300 unique trading cards towards their Merged Folding Platform, assisting in the computational development of vital medicines.

    To earn BITCRYSTALS and the FDCARD card in addition to FLDC please make your donor name style:

    username_ALL_CounterwalletAddress

    Starting March 13th until May 31st, calculations for the Merged Folding ALL command will allow you to earn BITCRYSTALS in addition to the exclusive FDCARD card for SoG that can only be obtained via the folding method.

    If you are not already folding, please follow the following two steps to get started:

    Spells of Genesis (SoG) http://www.spellsofgenesis.com/ is an upcoming trading card/arcade game, from Swiss-based company EverdreamSoft, which will integrate bitcoin and blockchain technology in its game economy as well as its storyline. It is targeted for release in late 2015 for iOS and Android devices. The development of the game will be funded by a token sale which will start in June on Koinify.

    BitCrystals are the game fuel and premium currency of SoG. As Counterparty assets, they are tradable and can be used to create card packs and acquire new items in the game. Read more about BitCrystals and our in-game economy HERE.

    In addition to BitCrystals, there will be distributed 300 unique trading cards among the folders also as a counterparty asset named “FDCARD”. These cards will be playable in the game and will be freely tradable (also in bits). The card is specifically designed for FoldingCoin and will not be distributed in any other way.

    Distributions will occur monthly for BITCRYSTALS and the FDCARD. BITCRYSTALS are divisible tokens and like stated before are game fuel for SoG, so having fractions of a whole token can be used for various things such as buying packs of cards. The cards on SoG are normally non divisible tokens as they represent individual cards. However, in order to distribute FDCARDs among Folders this particular card needs to be divisible. So as long as you have 1 whole FDCARD in your wallet you will have the card, anything less will not be eligible to use the card in the game.

    Also in order to not have this card centralized to the top Folders on Merged Folding, you will be maxed out at 0.5 FDCARD per monthly distribution. This will then allow for more fractions of FDCARD to be distributed among the lower Folders so some of the lower Folders will receive a higher fraction of FDCARD rather than just satoshis worth (satoshis worth would make it extremely hard to earn a whole card during the promotion). BITCRYSTALS will still be distributed evenly in the same manner that the rest of the tokens on Merged Folding are.

    The daily distribution amount for BITCRYSTALS will be 100,000 tokens over 80 days from 3/13/15 – 5/31/15 at 1,250 BITCRYSTALS per day:

    • April 1st: 23,750 BITCRYSTALS Distributed
    • May 1st: 37,500 BITCRYSTALS Distributed
    • June 1st: 38,750 BITCRYSTALS Distributed

    The daily distribution amount for FDCARD will be 300 tokens over 75 days from 3/13/15 – 5/26/15 at 4 FDCARDs per day:

    • April 1st: 76 FDCARD Distributed
    • May 1st: 120 FDCARD Distributed
    • May 27th: 104 FDCARD Distributed

    For more information you can visit the following links:

  • Re: Windows or MacOS X or Linux?

    @tintin

    @pooktwo

    @tintin A lot of new games coming to linux atm, check out SteamOS sales.

    You let me know when starcrafts on there and i will throw my windows out the f***in window!

    (pun was very intended)

    True that, you can try wine though: http://www.nosuchthingastwo.com/blog/2014/04/28/starcraft-ii-on-ubuntu-14-04/

    It typically has a lot of bugs but it is worth the try.

    I worked on trying to get starcraft via wine for like 5 months and always came up with resolution and color issues. Its no good sadly :(

  • Re: Windows or MacOS X or Linux?

    @tintin

    @pooktwo

    @tintin A lot of new games coming to linux atm, check out SteamOS sales.

    You let me know when starcrafts on there and i will throw my windows out the f***in window!

    (pun was very intended)

    True that, you can try wine though: http://www.nosuchthingastwo.com/blog/2014/04/28/starcraft-ii-on-ubuntu-14-04/

    It typically has a lot of bugs but it is worth the try.

    I worked on trying to get starcraft via wine for like 5 months and always came up with resolution and color issues. Its no good sadly :(

  • Re: Windows or MacOS X or Linux?

    @tintin A lot of new games coming to linux atm, check out SteamOS sales.

    You let me know when starcrafts on there and i will throw my windows out the f***in window!

    (pun was very intended)

  • Re: Windows or MacOS X or Linux?

    @javierasis I use Windows and I've also used IOS. I would like to install Linux on an old acer aspire laptop I have but I'm not too technical and I haven't found the time to go through all the information available online, there is a lot to be understood for me.

    If someone reading this has got any clue of where should I go to get simple instructions to install Linux, I appreciate his / her indications. For what I understand Linux is the OS that we all should use to increase security and privacy around the internet.

    Thank you all.

    I would love to help you set up a linux distribution :) Please give me sometime to put together a good step by step guide and I will post it here :)

  • Re: The song about the man who fixed the computers

    Kids are funny and see the hidden truth inside of things like that. A guy I worked with was telling me a story about his daughter. At dinner one night, his daughter didn't finish her food, and my friend said:

    Friend: "Me and your mom work very hard to put food on your plate, you need to finish"

    Kid: "But I dont like the taste of it"

    Friend: "That doesnt matter, we work hard so you can eat. Many people less fortunate then us have to dig through the garbage to eat"

    Kid: "Ok"

    Days later, my friends daughter told him that she threw away her lunch and just ate the cookie at school:

    Friend: "Why did you throw your food away? You cannot just eat a cookie, its not enough for you, you need good food as well."

    Kid: "But dad, I just wanted to give food to the people who are more poor then us. Now when they dig through the garbage they will find a good sandwich to eat"

  • Re: Bryce Weiner tips ISIS

    @rob I've heard a few podcasts with Bryce and follow him on Twitter. He makes a lot of strong statements that aren't always popular. I've heard him diss Bitcoin and say what a mistake Patrick Byrne made by deciding to use Counterparty to power Medici (maybe Patrick ended up agreeing?). Anyway, not sure what to say about the tip to ISIS, but I was interested to see his name pop up here. His sometimes extreme opinions have made me think he might be an interesting podcast guest for the LTB audience.

    He is indeed an interesting fellow and not very nice :( But i cant deny that he is smart, whether if one agrees with him or not.

    And it is a touchy subject on if this was freedom of speech or not as it deals with an organization (ISIS) that does some terrible things in the middle east. But the argument of this being applied to something like supporting snowden is valid, as someone could get in the same amount of trouble.

    So i guess here is my conclusion to this: Bitcoin is great because we can fund people like snowden without the governments approval or even knowledge and avoid the controversy, the downside is organizations like ISIS can share this same benefit, just like child molesters use the internet for sex trafficking. So it would not be fair to shutdown the internet or bitcoin (if you even could) just because of a few bad apples.

    However, if you openly donate to ISIS or a child molester you would have to pay the price because you have openly done so and made yourself a target as it is provable that you have done so. so if you do not punish someone for doing something like this, then what is to stop someone for sarcastically donating $1000 to ISIS and claiming free speech? $1 wont go very far, but $1000 would

    Just like every good revolution throughout history, for us to support someone like snowden, or to get the US government to stay out of our private lives, major actions (like financial support) must be done from the shadows and not in the open, but openly talking about change and abuse of power can continue to be done in the open to spread the ideals of freedom to the masses. People would get behind a movement that actually does things to make change happen, not someone who makes fun of the system in an unproductive way.

    Though this last paragraph has some issues within itself, i would love to keep this conversation going because there is indeed problems to both sides of the argument