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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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  • Re: What have you bought with bitcoin?

    @alchemix

    @pooktwo

    @alchemix

    @pooktwo I try and convince every waiter/waitress that I ever have to accept a tip in BTC. By doing this it is at least making them aware of the existence of the technology and believe it or not, i have about a 25% success rate of getting them to accept the BTC. Thats pretty good in my opinion :)

    Do you help them set up a MyCelium(or other mobile) wallet on their smartphone? I think if we as a community organically spread the word about bitcoin to service industry employees, the use and popularity will spread like wildfire

    I just usually get them setup with blockchain so that way if they use applications that require Bitcoin payments, it can be easier for them to pay.

    I actually have never used MyCelium, I need to check it out though

    I just read that Google took down MyCelium from the Play store. You can still get it directly from their site but this still kinda sucks...

    Read a thread where a bunch of people were freaking out wondering if their current balances on their wallets would be effected.

    The general belief is that Google is wanting some of the miner fees people pay for transactions, and since they barely discovered this "hidden fee" (sarcasim intended) they are made that they havent been receiving their piece of the pie...

    I hope it all gets straightened out whatever their reason

    hey, everyone wants their piece of the pie. Imagine how expensive paypal btc transactions are gonna be? It will be like using it with usd

  • Re: "Common", "Un-Common" and "Rare" Token Classifications

    @adam Hey everybody, In the world of tokens there are a lot of different ways to do things and it won't be long before the word "token" has really no specific meaning besides a way of managing digital ownership of all the things.

    With that in mind I want to start thinking about how we should think about tokens, and I keep coming back to my middle-school days in the late 90s' playing Magic the Gathering, which is a CCG already associated with Bitcoin thanks to the MtGOX connection (Magic the Gathering Online EXchange).

    In magic they use the concept of Common, Uncommon and Rare to differentiate between types of cards. You might find 100 common for every 10 uncommon for every 1 rare.

    A token representing ownership of a car might be rare

    An expensive fixed quantity token representing membership to an exclusive club might be uncommon

    A fan token that is issued as-needed based on vending machine sales might be common

    What do you think about this? What am I missing?

    You are missing mythic rare and holographic cards :D

    So rares, commons, and uncommons and all mass produced basically having the ability for an unlimited amount, just a different ratio 11 - 3 - 1.

    So for your exclusive club example for the uncommons, more could be produced but just not as often as lets say a common forum membership. Mythic rare cards however have a limited locked in supply. So those could be a locked asset for a very specialized club lets say that never allows more members to join.

    Holographic cards can represent any kind, common uncommon rare or mythic rare, but they are more valuable then the non holographic version. So this could maybe represent a member of an uncommon club who has achieved enough reputation of the respective club to have a better asset that allows them to do whatever the uncommon club members can do, but just shows he/she has accomplished more.

    Just trying to include more magic analogies :D

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @cryptonaut Updates from the battlefront:

    • New accounts now must be registered for at least an hour before they can post at all in the forums. Minor inconvenience.. we'l see how it goes
    • Added "honeypot" fields to login and registration to capture any bots (if you see them, just refresh a couple times to clear your stylesheet cache). Honeypot logins are blocked and honeypot registrations are allowed through, but marked as spam accounts.
    • stopforumspam.com database check no longer blocks the accounts, lets them through but flags as spammer
    • Added a "challenge question" to account registration "Who created the first version of bitcoin?" should be obvious to anyone even remotely interested :)

    Random easter egg: add "?trollVision=1" at the end of a forum URL and you can see posts from shadowbanned spam accounts (this is something random I put in forever ago actually). So far none really because we have just been deleting most of it

    Well for the challenge question you might want to think about making it random addition questions like seven minus two to not detract non crypto enthusiasts.

    With our private forums we send some people that way so they can access. Now noted that many of them are bitcoin users but we may have some that would not know the answer. Also if its the same answer could a bot just figure that out?

  • Re: What have you bought with bitcoin?

    @alchemix

    @pooktwo I try and convince every waiter/waitress that I ever have to accept a tip in BTC. By doing this it is at least making them aware of the existence of the technology and believe it or not, i have about a 25% success rate of getting them to accept the BTC. Thats pretty good in my opinion :)

    Do you help them set up a MyCelium(or other mobile) wallet on their smartphone? I think if we as a community organically spread the word about bitcoin to service industry employees, the use and popularity will spread like wildfire

    I just usually get them setup with blockchain so that way if they use applications that require Bitcoin payments, it can be easier for them to pay.

    I actually have never used MyCelium, I need to check it out though

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @adam

    @pooktwo @adam You guys have so many cool ideas and projects that you are working on. I think that is a fantastic idea to control spam and benefit those that do not create spam.

    Its all the features I know you guys are working on that makes it hard for me to use all my LTBC for advertising right now as I know that 100 satoshis is not a fair price for LTBC, it will be worth much more one day.

    Keep it up and I cannot wait until we start contributing features to this community :D

    Act in your best interest man, that's what I'm doing ;)

    Trust me, LTB and the features are so in my best interest right now. Imagine if we didn't have the asset distributor tomorrow, we now pay out 260 people, it would be a nightmare :O

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @adam You guys have so many cool ideas and projects that you are working on. I think that is a fantastic idea to control spam and benefit those that do not create spam.

    Its all the features I know you guys are working on that makes it hard for me to use all my LTBC for advertising right now as I know that 100 satoshis is not a fair price for LTBC, it will be worth much more one day.

    Keep it up and I cannot wait until we start contributing features to this community :D

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @adam Had to clean out five this morning which is about the same as yesterday morning, also the spam is posted like 20 minutes apart so I suspect it is being made by hand.

    Wow, someone actually is creating spam by hand lol. Thats just sad :(

    I noticed them to a little bit ago. 5 a day I guess ain't to bad, I just hope it doesnt turn into a complete nightmare for you guys when LTBC goes to the moon and there is 100,000 active users on LTB :D

  • Indiegogo For my Bills

    Hello and thank you to all the Folders who have made it possible for me to go full time FLDC. Though I still do have bills to pay and I am not receiving any income currently for being Full time FLDC. Please support my personal campaign https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bitcoin-can-help-create-medicine/x/9872447

    The money you donate will support my ability to continue developing FoldingCoin Inc. full time without having to get a job to pay my rent. I work 60-70 hours a week on FoldingCoin Inc. and I only need $10,000 dollars to work for 1 calendar year as my bills are split between 3 people and I have no children to tend to. This will equal to a little over $3 an hour for me all year. Its not much, but I can live very cheap :D

    Any excess of the $10,000 dollars will go directly to fund FoldingCoin Inc. I do wish to note that FoldingCoin Inc. will be running a crowd funding campaign later in the year with some great new innovations we wish to develop that will be very expensive. This campaign you are looking to fund is to ensure I can keep my focus on the missions of FoldingCoin Inc. so we can reach that point of doing a large crowd funding sale for FoldingCoin Inc.

    The perks you can earn are of course Counterparty tokens that I have created to give to those who donate to the cause.

    • $5 - You will receive your name as a contributor on my website http://rros42.wix.com/acceptbtc

    • $10 - I would love to have a chat with you on skype to talk about anything crypto related or explain to you in detail Bitcoin , Counterparty, or FoldingCoin. Though I would do this for free for anyone who wants to talk anyways :D

    • $50 for 1 INDYBITCOIN - I will setup your business to start accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. I will also fully train your staff on how to use Bitcoin. I will only travel to areas around Indianapolis, but would be willing to work via skype and remote session to help get you started. Though most of you here do not have a need for this token :D

    • $150 for 1 LEARNCP - I will do a remote skype and desktop session to teach you everything I know about Counterparty and how to create assets, although most of you here do not have a need for this token :D

    • $250 for 1 INDYSPONSOR - I will post a permanent sponsorship of you or your project on my new website http://rros42.wix.com/acceptbtc that is trying to help Indianapolis businesses start accepting Bitcoin

    Thanks :)

    Robert Ross

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @cryptonaut Looks like we got another round of spam early in the morning.. not sure if captchas are just useless these days or what.. so far nothing I have found gives me a straight answer on that lol.

    So I found this: http://www.stopforumspam.com/ database of known forum spammers across the web with an API. I checked some of the IPs and email addresses that these spam accounts have been using, and literally every single one I checked showed up as flagged in that database.

    Went ahead and implemented it on the registration function, so it now checks your IP and email against the spam DB and blocks it if it's a flagged spam user (we can change the threshold for this, i.e must have been reported by X amount of sites/services). Now we wait...

    Damn... So they are working you guys now huh? I figured it was a random spammer as its never BTC related, except that damn stellar spammer......