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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: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    @markxmayer Same thing happened with my address 1BXagmJNbkxdqRZMfHo9kViqSYyspaXPft

    the reason for this is the Stanford Folding program, it can take up to 24 hours for your folded work to be uploaded to their server and credited after it has been completed. When ever your work is accounted for, that will be the day you receive your payment. When we were doing weekly payments everyone would get paid because it was seven days worth, but since everyone was getting paid nobody noticed that the work completed on the actual day of the weekly payments, wasnt paid until the following week.

    Thanks by the way for helping others on the forum understand what we are trying to do :)

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    BlockScan Looked Asset Issue

    If you look on http://www.blockscan.com/assetInfo.aspx?q=FLDC you will note that it says FALSE to the asset being locked, however, if you look at the FLDC in your CounterWallet you will see the lock symbol in the lower right corner. I am sending emails to CounterParty to see if we can get this glitch on BlockScan resolved but please do not fear, the token is locked and no more can be created. Thanks

    First Daily Distribution Complete

    With the first daily distribution completed it looks as though all bugs from testing the past few weeks have been ironed out. Thanks James!

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    @butch what we are trying to make happen with the coin at FoldingCoin.net is to make it a currency for MeetUp groups. This week @FBSoulMan and I will be advocatin this at different events. I will be attending as many MeetUps in my local area this week, hoping to hit at least 10.

    The reason why we have decided to try and make this a coin for MeetUp groups is as follows:

    • For nonBTC MeetUps-many people have a hard time understanding what gives BTC value, we feel this is an easier sell to people not in the space as the research behind the coin is what gives it it's value.

    • For BTC MeetUp groups we will advocate that what gives this altcoin value is that it does not depend on its own blockchain like all other altcoins, therefor you do not have to worry about our Dev team not keeping up with security patches and such, this is covered by CounterParty and the BTC Foundation

    • this is a great way to introduce people to not only BTC, but the abilities of the blockchain for NonBTC MeetUps, I'm sure that at least one MeetUp I go to will have one person interested in making their own coin possibly even for their MeetUp

    • for Mining MeetUps and AltCoin MeetUps this introduces a coin that is currently ASIC proof and will be for sometime. An Anton supercomputer is required to be an ASIC for this coin and that is not ready for the public.

    • MeetUps are people wanting to get together to share a common interest without the exchanging of money for each other's time (mostly), so since this can be done easily by the most novice user (unlike CGminer) I feel most people would love to generate these coins that they can use to tip eachother at MeetUps

    • like @davidareallen said, it helps humanity :)
  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    We are now starting daily distribution tomorrow Aug 11. Thank you to James for his dedication on getting our automatic payment calculation software up and working and thank you to the LTB network for helping in the distribution of coins easily :)

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    @Hesham3del We have it up and running now :) if you go to http://www.foldingcoin.net and go to the step by step guide http://foldingcoin.net/index.php/step-step/ you will see how to get started. Thanks :)

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    @pairmike Thank You!!! Please tell everyone you know and lets make this a great coin :) @jamesmm the Great thing about this coin is since it is not on its own blockchain but rather a user created asset, there will not be any current ASIC miners to take over the coin anytime soon, so your generic PC and GPUs are able to mine right away :)

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    @pairmike 1k just sent ur way, remember u can use ANY computer to fold these coins so please think of joining, thanks :)

  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    Distribution has been paid out for this week. We now have a new Folder that has generated 14.5 million folding credits on his own getting him 2.2 million FLDC. Great job everyone!

    @irnhnve I would love to possibly expand this coin in the future to work with the BOINC network. A couple reasons that make us stand out are as follows:

    1. Gridcoin (and curecoin) have their own blockchain that they have to upkeep as for FoldingCoin utilizes the CounterParty protocol that is built ontop of Bitcoin. Basically you gain the power of the most secure blockchain that is Bitcoin instead of relying on an Altcoin chain that could potentially be 51% attacked.

    2. I did alot of research on BOINC before going with Folding@Home and although BOINC has some great projects on it, i feel the development behind Folding@Home is much further along and has more stability than a majority of the BOINC project. Also of all the grid computing projects thus far, Folding seems to be the most beneficial to society (that is obviously n opinion though and i do love many of the BOINC projects)

    3. Besides Bitcoin, Folding@Home has the largest grip computing network in the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_distributed_computing_projects and is backed by Stanford University

    4. Since most Bitcoin miners invested primarily into ATI cards, Folding@Home makes it very simple to use ATI for their projects, as for BOINC has alot of NVIDIA projects and CPU projects but not many ATI.

    5. For the general user BOINC is not out of the box, it can be confusing for those that are not tech savvy. Folding@Home however is designed for anybody to be able to download and start Folding right away.
  • Re: FLDC.XCP - Alternative to GPU Mining

    UPDATE: Thanks to John and James for joining the team! We have exciting changes coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned. To give a sneak peek, we are currently developing an idea to make Foldingcoin the choice money for Meetup.com groups. We will release a full post soon on what you can do with your FoldingCoins at Meetups after i speak at my local Indy Bitcoin tomorrow.

  • Re: [AUCTION] [Adam B. Levine] [Weekly End Date Sunday Noon Pacific] Hour Long Consultation via Skype (High Bid 6500)

    @adam did you say you were going to be giving a token out before the consultation, as i have not received one yet. my Skype name is: "FoldingCoin" and i am on right now ready. Thanks :)