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The following post by DuckyTG is being replicated because the post has been silently removed and some comments within it have been silently removed. The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link: np.reddit.com/ Bitcoin/comments/80prbk The original post's content was as follows:
I've been sharing conspiracies on reddit longer than this sub has been around. I have a story to tell.
This story is mostly crafted from my own experiences, my conversations with some of the people involved, and the rest is my own guesswork as I try to fill in the gaps...so bear with me! That's why I wanted to share with this community, which I've watched grow over the years. I remember posting about the death of Barry Jennings (who witnessed explosions in the WTC on 9/11) the day after it happened. This was before /conspiracy (or right around when it was formed), and I remember thinking "we really need a sub for conspiracies on reddit!" And here we are, 12 years later and over 1.3 million subscribers...incredible! So... My story starts with a young man. We'll call him Andrew. Andrew grew up in the 90's in a coastal US town and quickly blossomed into a tech whiz at a young age. He began building his own computers, and after a brief stint using Windows, he decided that Bill Gates was everything wrong with technology (and the world), and he made it his mission to make sure folks like Gates were NOT the future of computers. He really believed that the use of technology was a fundamental human right, and that charging people for "proprietary" OS's that hid their source code was a violation of these rights. He saw a possible Deus Ex-like future, with a technocracy literally around the corner if we didn't act now. Andrew soon joined the Free Software Foundation and began rubbing elbows with the likes of Richard Stallman. He begun exclusively using GNU/Linux and was the type to correct you if you called it just "Linux". He also began visiting tech-savvy forums like slashdot and started networking in earnest. By 2006 (his senior year of high school) Andrew was completely over his "education" and decided to just drop out completely. Shockingly, a college accepted him anyway. A small East Coast school had been actively courting Andrew, and when they learned he had failed to get his HS diploma, they accepted him anyway! Now sometime during this period Andrew went to Iceland and stayed in Reykjavik for several months. This trip may have happened during the summer, fall, or early winter of 2006. The reason for his trip had something to do with his efforts in the FSF or similar group. The possible significance of this trip will become clear as we go on. What is clear is that Andrew started college in the fall of 2006, and that the circumstances were unusual. Andrew soon met several like-minded individuals and began building a social and technological network at his school. Two individuals in particular would become key players in his life (one more prominently in this story, but the other was significant as well), and eventually the 3 would live together in town for several years. But for now let's stick with Andrew. Andrew had an idea to build a social network for his college. Except, it wasn't just a network, it was a wiki for information about the school...and beyond. Soon, it began to morph into something much bigger in Andrew's mind. He saw his project as being one of many data "hubs" for leaks of important documents and otherwise sensitive information. So yeah, he saw the opportunity for a wiki for leaks (see where this is going yet...?). As his ambitions grew, his behavior started to become increasingly erratic. He was caught with drugs and arrested. Strangely, the charges were pretty much dropped and he was given a slap on the wrist. Eventually he decided to leave the school, but still lived in town and had access to the servers on campus. By 2010 Andrew was still living in the small town with his two "hacker" buddies, who were still enrolled at the school. This house was in some ways legendary. It appears that many "interesting" people spent time at or visited the residence. Indeed, some of the early movers and shakers of /conspiracy itself passed through. There was usually a full NO2 tank for anyone who was into that kinda thing, and they were stocked with every hallucinogen and research chemical known to man. It was also likely under surveillance by multiple intelligence agencies (NSA/Mossad/etc). Over time, the mental state of Andrew was slowly starting to deteriorate, which wasn't helped by his abuse of drugs. Still, Andrew decided to move his base of operations to Europe, spending time in Belgium, the Czech Republic and elsewhere. One of his housemates was soon to join him on his adventures in Europe and elsewhere abroad. We'll call him "Aaron." Aaron had a very similar story and upbringing as Andrew. Aaron was also from a coastal US town and was born into privilege. He was also, supposedly, born into a family with some serious connections to intelligence agencies, including an uncle with ties to the NSA, and both parents connected to military brass. By 2015, Andrew and Aaron were living together in the Czech Republic. During this time they were working directly and/or indirectly for the NSA (via Cisco and other companies). You see, the "college" they met at was actually a front for the recruitment of kids into the IC. Apparently, many "schools" in the US function that way. Go figure. Their intelligence and valuable skill set (hacking etc) made them valuable assets. They were also possibly involved with the distribution of certain "research chemicals" (of the 2C* variety) to dignitaries and their entourages (in one example, they provided 2CB to a group with David Cameron). In addition, Andrew was allegedly involved with, or stumbled upon, an NSA-linked surveillance project directed at the entire country of Malaysia, while Aaron was involved with Cisco. Aaron himself had gotten into hot water for releasing damaging information about the NSA, and even claimed to be an NSA whistleblower, and was also possibly the individual who leaked the 2014 (or 2015) Bilderberg meeting list. And then things went bad. Andrew quit the Malaysia project and Aaron left Cisco. It seems Andrew and Aaron were "set up" during a fiery false flag event in the Czech Republic in 2015. It may have happened at an embassy, but it's unclear which. There is no information on the web about anything like this (afaik). Aaron was immediately targeted and spent several years on the run. Allegedly, he was added to the list of victims in the so-called "Great Game". The Great Game is the term used for an international assassination program where intelligence agencies share a list of targets to be neutralized. The German BND and Mossad are heavily involved, as other networks. Individuals targeted by the Great Game may be offed by actual assassins, or by NPC-like humans whose minds will be influenced by mind control tech (a la Matrix...say influencing someone to ram your car unwittingly ie). As Aaron went on the lam, Andrew soon returned to the US, shell-shocked by his experience. Both Andrew and Aaron continue to suffer from some sort of PTSD from these series of events, rendering Andrew largely incapacitated and Aaron scattered and discombobulated. The Meat of the Matter OK...where does that leave us? Why am I sharing all of this? I think there's much more to this story. So let's start speculating! Everything I'm about to say is stuff that was told to me personally. I can't vouch for any of this information, though obviously I thought it was compelling enough to share. Here's the gist: The so-called whistleblowers you see in the media are almost all fake. This includes: Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Thomas Drake and William Binney (hey look, his AMA is pinned on this sub right now...no comment!). These individuals, and others, are controlled opposition. The real whistleblowers are severely punished. For example, Bradley Manning was punished with chemical castration in jail. His "transformation" was chemically induced torture. Andrew was not alone in his passion. There were lots of other young visionaries like him who dreamed of a freer and more transparent world. In this story, Julian Assange was an intelligence asset...a psyop meant to steal the thunder from real activists like Andrew. In this story, a small college-based "wiki" for government leaks was used as the model for an intelligence operation known as "wikileaks". In this story, Andrew traveled to Iceland at some point in 2006. When was Wikileaks founded? Wikileaks was founded by Julian Assange in December 2006, in Iceland. Aaron discovered (legally, like Manning who had clearance to access all the data he leaked) damning information about surveillance happening by the NSA, specifically against recruits entering the US army and elsewhere. In this story, the "Andrew" identity was co-opted and turned into "Julian Assange", and "Aaron" became "Edward Snowden". Granted, there were probably other people that these whistleblower imposters were modeled after, but Andrew and Aaron seem like very strong contenders for some of this inspiration. Now, much of the following may be gobbledygook (lol I spelled that right first try!) for all I know, but since I'm having a really hard time making sense of it all, I'll just include everything I can and let you guys run with it. Here are some phrases, ideas, terms and people of note that may be involved with this story...MODS: None of this is doxing! All of the links of people are wikipedia pages or published interviews/articles. So yeah. Not dox!
Rootkit: These are currency and the weapons of the intelligence agencies that allow access to any computer or OS on the planet.
"schizo-affective disorder" doesn't exist, it's cover for EM warfare. For those they can't attack chemically (like Manning), they punish via EM. This technology has been used for decades. Both Andrew and Aaron were likely subjected to this punishment after they stopped playing ball. It likely continues for them both as well.
IN CONCLUSION I don't know how these terms, theories and individuals fit into this story, but that they may be somehow related. Hopefully there are enough bread crumbs in here to keep some of you busy! Any help/insight would be appreciated. I confess I'm not so tech-minded so I can't offer any more explanation about some of the more techy terms. Anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks for continuing to stimulate after all these years! It's really nice to see this place continuing to thrive after all of this time!
Hi everyone! Hope everyone’s doing well in their homes. As you shelter yourself from COVID-19, what better way to spend a few hours than catching up on another week at Parachute + partners (13 Mar - 19 Mar'20): Cap started off the week with the first ever Friday Chat – a weekly discussion event to be held each Friday on a current topic. This week we talked about Bitcoin in light of the recent dip and 41% people being in the money (47% are out of the money) wrt $BTC. Foo hosted his first ever Parena. And it was super fun! In the latest #FPL update shared by LordHades, Alexis leads the charts with 1692 points followed by LH at 1688 and NovelCloud at 1668. I’m Clueless (Joakim) and 3, 2, 1 Lindelof (Chris) have been closing in to top 3 steadily as well. Bose’s Friday TTR Trivia had 1k $PAquestion in prizes. Alejandro hosted a gun mode CoD Mobile flash game in the War Zone this week for some cool $PAR prizes. Victor hosted an “easy” trivia in TTR. Charlotte hosted another quiz for a 10k $PAR prize pot. Plus, the Tiproom turned a year old this week. To celebrate the occasion, Doc Vic hosted a photography contest. Followed by a TTR birthday Parena MC’ed by Foo as well. For Two-For-Tuesday this week, Gian made it a free4all. No fixed theme. Thank you for keeping the playlist updated again Sebastian. GC closed off 2FT with a flash game. And if all the Coronavirus news has you feeling down, Clinton has been spreading positivity through some good news that’s been going around as well. Just look up “#goodnewsclint” in the Parachute channel. For #wholesomewed this week, Parachuters talked about how they would use USD 100k to help the maximum number of people. Wicked good artwork by Amaan in light of the beating that crypto took recently In aXpire news, Matthew published a blog post on trends in legal billing software. The latest update video talks about aXpire’s COVID-19 preparedness amongst other weekly news. Track this week’s $AXPR burn here. WednesdayClub (a project of WednesdayCoin) was opened up for everyday use to help folks stuck at home to earn some crypto. Sadly the coronavirus crisis saw 2gether crew fighting a different category of fires. Crypto transfers had to be briefly paused because of sluggish traffic on the BTC blockchain. This was subsequently resolved as well but with a purchase limit for the time being. Like last week, the purchase feature had to be temporarily disabled but was restored soon. To address all doubts, especially in light of the current pandemic situation, CEO Ramon Ferraz wrote an announcement post to explain updates on the platform. The support channels will continue to remain open to redress all grievances. If you’ve missed the last 2 weeks at Fantom, don’t forget to read the consolidated update. The project announced a partnership with Band Protocol to use their oracles on the Opera mainnet. Want to see some latest stats on how the Uptrennd platform has been faring? Luke has got your back. He compiled some figures and put them out in an article. A new community dedicated to Coronavirus was added to Uptrennd. Plus, the crew opened up another public vote to choose the next project for a free review + marketing package on the platform. For the latest Weekly and Dev Update from District0x, click here and here respectively. More insights from 2gether’s report on female crypto users To help track possible Coronavirus infections, Silent Notary has built a solution using IDL and Ubikiri. Unstoppable Domains is now available in OST’s Pepo Store. As a follow up to the first part on SelfKey’s expansion strategy in the identity management space (shared a few weeks back), the second part was published this week. Zipmex joined SelfKey’s exchange marketplace. If you want to survive a data breach, don’t forget to read the guide made by the $KEY crew. Constellation Co-Founder and CRO Benjamin Diggles shared an update on the project’s progress in the Dcode accelerator and other government efforts. In his interview with CYT-Crypto, CEO Benjamin Jorgensen talked about the importance of community. Yazom founder Sanje Witter wrote about COVID-19 (origin, structure, prevention etc.) in his latest article. Did you know that Pynk’s Rose AI was correctly able to correctly predict the recent market crash? How did it do that? Two words: Crowd Wisdom. Read all about it here. In this week’s Harmony live video, CEO Stephen Tse and COO Li Jiang talked about the project development vis-à-vis COVID-19. For the weekly #pow thread, click here. Plus, last week’s video update is out as well. The team also started a Harmony Validator Spotlight series this week to highlight validators helping secure Harmony. Everstake became a Harmony staking partner. Pangaea Phase 2 (which is Pt. III or IV) was launched. Still not sure how to delegate your $ONE tokens for staking by validators. Watch this video demo to learn. And hope you didn’t miss the community hangout. Sentivate’s latest roadmap update In addition to integrations from past few weeks, Hydro also integrated aggregation software Yodlee and financial data provider Xignite to its platform. Is your head spinning from all these integrations? The crew made it is simple with an explainer about its middleware APIs. Hydrogen also launched a new No-Code personal financial management (PFM) app. Have a look! Biz Dev Mark Anstead was at the Milwaukee Blockchain Conference this week to speak about Barriers to Adoption. For an early sneak peek into the Hydro Vault, click here. Intellishare founder Raymond Xiong sat down for an AMA with the community this week. Click here to read the transcript. Global Crypto Alliance’s $CALL token was listed on StakeSwap this week. $COTI stakers can now claim their rewards directly from the mainnet wallet. If you missed COTI’s Tech AMA last week, you can catch up on the transcript here. DoYourTip’s $DYT token was added to Uniswap this week. The crew also announced a bounty for doing some swaps over there. For the latest update report, click here. And with that, it’s a wrap! See you again with another update. Ciao!
We're Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block. Ask us anything!
About The Giving Block: The Giving Block helps nonprofits with all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. A technical solution for fundraising cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, education/training and developing meaningful partnerships with organizations in the space. For nonprofits who choose to go the extra mile, they advise on crypto fundraising strategies, and/or pair nonprofits up with partner crypto organizations, elevating fundraising and awareness outcomes. Ultimately, they help nonprofits build a crypto fundraising program, and a brand in the cryptocurrency industry. We’re always looking for more top projects to partner with, so if you’re interested in working together, please reach out! Alex Wilson, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Alex’s background is in management consulting, specializing in digital transformation which led him into a career focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. For the last couple of years, Alex has been investing and consulting in the blockchain space. Now he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world to spread crypto adoption. Alex’s favorite things… Crypto Twitter, Telegram, Slack and Discord. Also Binance. Definitely Binance. For more from Alex: Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexWilsonTGB
Patrick Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Patrick Duffy began as a federal consultant for pharmaceutical companies, focused on collaboration with nonprofits. He then shifted to the nonprofit sector, focusing on operations and fundraising. Merging his nonprofit experience and passion for crypto trading, he now designs and implements initiatives focused on elevating nonprofit outcomes and cryptocurrency adoption. Pat’s favorite things... Podcasts: Joe Rogan Experience, Stuff You Should Know, YMH, Monday Morning Podcast, Rubin Report, Intelligence Squared Stand Up: Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Lisa Lampanelli, Mitch Hedberg, Louis CK, John Mulaney, Andrew Schulz, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Anthony Jeselnik, Theo Von, Tom Segura, Sarah Silverman, Christina Patjitsky, Patrice O’Neil, Norm Macdonald, Bryan Callen For more from Pat: Follow Pat on Twitter: @thisisPatDuffy Alex and Patrick will be answering questions here in the comments—those that were submitted early in the announcement thread, as well as questions that come in live over the course of the AMA—under u/alex-s-wilson and u/thisisPatDuffy. For more from The Giving Block: Official Website: https://www.thegivingblock.com/ The Giving Block Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGivingBlock The Giving Block on Telegram: @TheGivingBlock or https://t.me/thegivingblock The Giving Block on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGivingBlock/ The Giving Block on Medium: https://medium.com/@thegivingblock See our latest AMA with Taylor Monahan, Founder and CEO of MyCrypto & Jordan Spence, CMO of MyCrypto from June 25th, 2019, here:https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/c5akxm/were_taylor_monahan_founder_and_ceo_of_mycrypto/
Hi Bitcoiners! I’m back with the 35th monthly Bitcoin news recap. For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month. You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com A recap of Bitcoin in November 2019 Adoption
Hello Ferrum Community, What an eventful February it has been! From the successful launch of staking 2.0, to not one but two exchange listings, to the Kudi expansion into Ghana, we have been building non-stop to bring value to all Ferrum Network (FRM) stakeholders. Below recaps our progress from the business, technology and Kudi perspectives. Business Update
Began the Ambassador Program and ended Social Mining. The Ambassador Program is designed for highly motivated community members whose skills and experience can bring significant value to the project. PM an admin if you believe you have what it takes to become a Ferrum Ambassador;
I’m Bruce Fenton, 20 yr Wall St. vet, went full crypto in 2012 & never looked back AMA!
Hi Reddit! Daily visitor here & someone suggested I do an AMA Happy to answer any questions - the topics I know a little about are crypto/ the people and community / financial advise / token securities My background: I was a stockbroker / asset manager for 20 years starting in 1992 at age 19 when I became a broker at Dean Witter (later Morgan Stanley) Got into crypto in 2012 - investor in Eth crowdsale, seed round of Shapeshift, seed round of BlockOne, later investor in Abra and others Currently serve on the Board of Directors for Medici Ventures (owner of tZero and subsidiary of Overstock) Founded Atlantic Financial - the internet’s first full service investment firm — a retail investment co which has done over $5 billion in transactions Served as an advisor to large organizations like Bain Capital and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (before crypto/ my opinions are not theirs) Owner of Chainstone Labs, a company focused on tokenized securities Created Spacesuitx - an open source method to evaluate digital assets - check it out it’s free for you to use Former Executive Director (2013) & current Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation, the industry’s oldest non profit advocacy org Host of the Satoshi Roundtable, an invite only industry event limited to 200 people: past attendees include Vitalik Buterin, Adam Back, Roger Ver, Charlie Lee, Elizabeth Stark, Brian Armstrong, Fluffypony, Brock Pierce and the CEOs of Blockone, Bitfury, BTCC, Bitpay and dozens of other top investors & companies Host of Free State Blockchain Digital Assets Conference - which is a NH crypto event every October Working on a book called Blockchain: Truth’s Crucible Also working hard** on the Ravencoin project ** and building a hacker environmental retreat on a New England farm Coins I follow: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, ETH, ETC, Eos, Ada, RVN, Dash, Litecoin, Monero, Zcash — a few others —* I don’t follow many others so wont have opinions on most ICOs* - but I can definitely give opinions on the industry and big picture trends. I’m not the smartest person in Crypto but I definitely have had a front row seat to history and it’s been a thrill and fun. AMA! EDIT: I’ll take off for now - thanks, this was fun! If you want to stay in touch follow me on Twitter & keep an eye out for cool projects
Mining for Profitability - Horizen (formerly ZenCash) Thanks Early GPU Miners
Thank you for inviting Horizen to the GPU mining AMA! ZEN had a great run of GPU mining that lasted well over a year, and brought lots of value to the early Zclassic miners. It is mined using Equihash protocol, and there have been ASIC miners available for the algorithm since about June of 2018. GPU mining is not really profitable for Horizen at this point in time. We’ve got a lot of miners in the Horizen community, and many GPU miners also buy ASIC miners. Happy to talk about algorithm changes, security, and any other aspect of mining in the questions below. There are also links to the Horizen website, blog post, etc. below. So, if I’m not here to ask you to mine, hold, and love ZEN, what can I offer? Notes on some of the lessons I’ve learned about maximizing mining profitability. An update on Horizen - there is life after moving on from GPU mining. As well as answering your questions during the next 7 days. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mining for Profitability - Horizen (formerly ZenCash) Thanks Early GPU Miners
Author: Rolf Versluis - co-founder of Horizen
In GPU mining, just like in many of the activities involved with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, there is both a cycle and a progression. The Bitcoin price cycle is fairly steady, and by creating a personal handbook of actions to take during the cycle, GPU miners can maximize their profitability. Maximizing profitability isn't the only aspect of GPU mining that is important, of course, but it is helpful to be able to invest in new hardware, and be able to have enough time to spend on building and maintaining the GPU miners. If it was a constant process that also involved losing money, then it wouldn't be as much fun.
For a given mining algorithm, there is definitely a technology progression. We can look back on the technology that was used to mine Bitcoin and see how it first started off as Central Processing Unit (CPU) mining, then it moved to Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) mining, then Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and then Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). Throughout this evolution we have witnessed a variety of unsavory business practices that unfortunately still happen on occasion, like ASIC Miner manufacturers taking pre-orders 6 months in advance, GPU manufacturers creating commercial cards for large farms that are difficult for retail customers to secure and ASIC Miner manufacturers mining on gear for months before making it available for sale. When a new crypto-currency is created, in many cases a new mining algorithm is created also. This is important, because if an existing algorithm was used, the coin would be open to a 51% attack from day one, and may not even be able to build a valid blockchain. Because there's such a focus on profitable software, developers for GPU mining applications are usually able to write a mining application fairly rapidly, then iterate it to the limit of current GPU technology. If it looks like a promising new cryptocurrency, FPGA stream developers and ASIC Hardware Developers start working on their designs at the same time. The people who create the hashing algorithms run by the miners are usually not very familiar with the design capabilities of Hardware manufacturers. Building application-specific semiconductors is an industry that's almost 60 years old now, and FPGA’s have been around for almost 35 years. This is an industry that has very experienced engineers using advanced design and modeling tools. Promising cryptocurrencies are usually ones that are deploying new technology, or going after a big market, and who have at least a team of talented software developers. In the best case, the project has a full-stack business team involving development, project management, systems administration, marketing, sales, and leadership. This is the type of project that attracts early investment from the market, which will drive the price of the coin up significantly in the first year. For any cryptocurrency that's a worthwhile investment of time, money, and electricity for the hashing, there will be a ASIC miners developed for it. Instead of fighting this technology progression, GPU miners may be better off recognizing it as inevitable, and taking advantage of the cryptocurrency cycle to maximize GPU mining profitability instead.
Cryptocurrency Price Cycle
For quality crypto projects, in addition to the one-way technology progression of CPU -> GPU -> FPGA -> ASIC, there is an upward price progression. More importantly, there is a cryptocurrency price cycle that oscillates around an overall upgrade price progression. Plotted against time, a cycle with an upward progressions looks like a sine wave with an ever increasing average value, which is what we see so far with the Bitcoin price. Cryptocurrency price cycle and progression for miners This means mining promising new cryptocurrencies with GPU miners, holding them as the price rises, and being ready to sell a significant portion in the first year. Just about every cryptocurrency is going to have a sharp price rise at some point, whether through institutional investor interest or by being the target of a pump-and-dump operation. It’s especially likely in the first year, while the supply is low and there is not much trading volume or liquidity on exchanges. Miners need to operate in the world of government money, as well as cryptocurrency. The people who run mining businesses at some point have to start selling their mining proceeds to pay the bills, and to buy new equipment as the existing equipment becomes obsolete. Working to maximize profitability means more than just mining new cryptocurrencies, it also means learning when to sell and how to manage money.
Managing Cash for Miners
The worst thing that can happen to a business is to run out of cash. When that happens, the business usually shuts down and goes into bankruptcy. Sometimes an investor comes in and picks up the pieces, but at the point the former owners become employees. There are two sides to managing cash - one is earning it, the other is spending it, and the cryptocurrency price cycle can tell the GPU miner when it is the best time to do certain things. A market top and bottom is easy to recognize in hindsight, and harder to see when in the middle of it. Even if a miner is able to recognize the tops and bottoms, it is difficult to act when there is so much hype and positivity at the top of the cycle, and so much gloom and doom at the bottom. A decent rule of thumb for the last few cycles appears to be that at the top and bottom of the cycle BTC is 10x as expensive compared to USD as the last cycle. Newer crypto projects tend to have bigger price swings than Bitcoin, and during the rising of the pricing cycle there is the possibility that an altcoin will have a rise to 100x its starting price. Taking profits from selling altcoins during the rise is important, but so is maintaining a reserve. In order to catch a 100x move, it may be worth the risk to put some of the altcoin on an exchange and set a very high limit order. For the larger cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin it is important to set trailing sell stops on the way up, and to not buy back in for at least a month if a sell stop gets triggered. Being able to read price charts, see support and resistance areas for price, and knowing how to set sell orders are an important part of mining profitability.
Actions to Take During the Cycle
As the cycle starts to rise from the bottom, this is a good time to buy mining hardware - it will be inexpensive. Also to mine and buy altcoins, which are usually the first to see a price rise, and will have larger price increases than Bitcoin. On the rise of the cycle, this is a good time to see which altcoins are doing well from a project fundamentals standpoint, and which ones look like they are undergoing accumulation from investors. Halfway through the rise of the cycle is the time to start selling altcoins for the larger project cryptos like Bitcoin. Miners will miss some of the profit at the top of the cycle, but will not run out of cash by doing this. This is also the time to stop buying mining hardware. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to pick up that same hardware used for a fraction of the price at the next bottom. As the price nears the top of the cycle, sell enough Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to meet the following projected costs:
Mining electricity costs for the next 12 months
Planned investment into new miners for the next cycle
Additional funds needed for things like supporting a family or buying a Lambo
Taxes on all the capital gains from the sale of cryptocurrencies
It may be worth selling 70-90% of crypto holdings, maintaining a reserve in case there is second upward move caused by government bankruptcies. But selling a large part of the crypto is helpful to maintaining profitability and having enough cash reserves to make it through the bottom part of the next cycle. As the cycle has peaked and starts to decline, this is a good time to start investing in mining facilities and other infrastructure, brush up on trading skills, count your winnings, and take some vacation. At the bottom of the cycle, it is time to start buying both used and new mining equipment. The bottom can be hard to recognize. If you can continue to mine all the way through bottom part of the cryptocurrency pricing cycle, paying with the funds sold near the top, you will have a profitable and enjoyable cryptocurrency mining business. Any cryptocurrency you are able to hold onto will benefit from the price progression in the next higher cycle phase.
An Update on Horizen - formerly ZenCash
The team at Horizen recognizes the important part that GPU miners played in the early success of Zclassic and ZenCash, and there is always a welcoming attitude to any of ZEN miners, past and present. About 1 year after ZenCash launched, ASIC miners became available for the Equihash algorithm. Looking at a chart of mining difficulty over time shows when it was time for GPU miners to move to mining other cryptocurrencies. Horizen Historical Block Difficulty Graph Looking at the hashrate chart, it is straightforward to see that ASIC miners were deployed starting June 2018. It appears that there was a jump in mining hashrate in October of 2017. This may have been larger GPU farms switching over to mine Horizen, FPGA’s on the network, or early version of Equihash ASIC miners that were kept private. The team understands the importance of the cryptocurrency price cycle as it affects the funds from the Horizen treasury and the investments that can be made. 20% of each block mined is sent to the Horizen non-profit foundation for use to improve the project. Just like miners have to manage money, the team has to decide whether to spend funds when the price is high or convert it to another form in preparation for the bottom part of the cycle. During the rise and upper part of the last price cycle Horizen was working hard to maximize the value of the project through many different ways, including spending on research and development, project management, marketing, business development with exchanges and merchants, and working to create adoption in all the countries of the world. During the lower half of the cycle Horizen has reduced the team to the essentials, and worked to build a base of users, relationships with investors, exchanges, and merchants, and continue to develop the higher priority software projects. Lower priority software development, going to trade shows, and paying for business partnerships like exchanges and applications have all been completely stopped. Miners are still a very important part of the Horizen ecosystem, earning 60% of the block reward. 20% goes to node operators, with 20% to the foundation. In the summer of 2018 the consensus algorithm was modified slightly to make it much more difficult for any group of miners to perform a 51% attack on Horizen. This has so far proven effective. The team is strong, we provide monthly updates on a YouTube live stream on the first Wednesday of each month where all questions asked during the stream are addressed, and our marketing team works to develop awareness of Horizen worldwide. New wallet software was released recently, and it is the foundation application for people to use and manage their ZEN going forward. Horizen is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency, and there is no plan to change that by the current development team. If there is a security or centralization concern, there may be change to the algorithm, but that appears unlikely at this time, as the hidden chain mining penalty looks like it is effective in stopping 51% attacks. During 2019 and 2020 the Horizen team plans to release many new software updates:
Sidechains modification to main software
Sidechain Software Development Kit
Governance and Treasury application running on a sidechain
Node tracking and payments running on a sidechain
Conversion from blockchain to a Proof of Work BlockDAG using Equihash mining algorithm
Rolf Versluis is Co-Founder and Executive Advisor of the privacy oriented cryptocurrency Horizen. He also operates multiple private cryptocurrency mining facilities with hundreds of operational systems, and has a blog and YouTube channel on crypto mining called Block Operations. Rolf applies his engineering background as well as management and leadership experience from running a 60 person IT company in Atlanta and as a US Navy nuclear submarine officer operating out of Hawaii to help grow and improve the businesses in which he is involved. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you again for the Ask Me Anything - please do. I'll be checking the post and answering questions actively from 28 Feb to 6 Mar 2019 - Rolf
[BAT Community Merch Giveaway] Submit a question for Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block — July 15, 2019
Submit a question for Alex Wilson & Patrick Duffy!
As you may have heard, we have an upcoming Guest AMA with Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block, coming up this Wednesday, July 17th. Click here for details: https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/cbhuyupcoming_guest_ama_with_alex_wilson_and_patrick/ To put your name in the ring for a chance to win today's giveaway, drop a question for Alex & Patrick in the comments down below! Top questions will be used in Wednesday's AMA (with credit to the OP, of course)! The giveaway is open as of right now, 12:00pm EDT, and will close TOMORROW at 12:00pm EDT. ________________________________ About The Giving Block: The Giving Block helps nonprofits with all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. A technical solution for fundraising cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, education/training and developing meaningful partnerships with organizations in the space. For nonprofits who choose to go the extra mile, they advise on crypto fundraising strategies, and/or pair nonprofits up with partner crypto organizations, elevating fundraising and awareness outcomes. Ultimately, they help nonprofits build a crypto fundraising program, and a brand in the cryptocurrency industry. We’re always looking for more top projects to partner with, so if you’re interested in working together, please reach out! ________________________________ Alex Wilson, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Alex’s background is in management consulting, specializing in digital transformation which led him into a career focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. For the last couple of years, Alex has been investing and consulting in the blockchain space. Now he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world to spread crypto adoption. Alex’s favorite things… Crypto Twitter, Telegram, Slack and Discord. Also Binance. Definitely Binance. For more from Alex: Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexWilsonTGB Patrick Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Patrick Duffy began as a federal consultant for pharmaceutical companies, focused on collaboration with nonprofits. He then shifted to the nonprofit sector, focusing on operations and fundraising. Merging his nonprofit experience and passion for crypto trading, he now designs and implements initiatives focused on elevating nonprofit outcomes and cryptocurrency adoption. Pat’s favorite things... Podcasts: Joe Rogan Experience, Stuff You Should Know, YMH, Monday Morning Podcast, Rubin Report, Intelligence Squared Stand Up: Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Lisa Lampanelli, Mitch Hedberg, Louis CK, John Mulaney, Andrew Schulz, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Anthony Jeselnik, Theo Von, Tom Segura, Sarah Silverman, Christina Patjitsky, Patrice O’Neil, Norm Macdonald, Bryan Callen For more from Pat: Follow Pat on Twitter: @thisisPatDuffy ________________________________ See pics from our previous winners here:https://imgur.com/a/PBCx3J4 Be sure to follow us on our various social media for your chance to participate in upcoming giveaways that will be happening every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday!
Monday posts for giveaways will be announced from the official BATProject Subreddit
Please note: Comments from throwaway accounts will not be considered eligible entries. Winners will be contacted directly by the team on the day of the contest to be notified that they have won, and to provide shipping info for the goods. Daily winners will be announced to the community every Friday in the BAT Community Weekly update on Reddit. When you receive your prize, don’t forget to take a picture of the merch next to your device with Brave open, and share it with @BAT_Community on Twitter for the community and world to see!
Upcoming Guest AMA with Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block (July 17, 2019)
The AMA will be held HERE onBATProject, Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 from 9:30-10:30am Pacific Time. About The Giving Block: The Giving Block helps nonprofits with all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. A technical solution for fundraising cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, education/training and developing meaningful partnerships with organizations in the space. For nonprofits who choose to go the extra mile, they advise on crypto fundraising strategies, and/or pair nonprofits up with partner crypto organizations, elevating fundraising and awareness outcomes. Ultimately, they help nonprofits build a crypto fundraising program, and a brand in the cryptocurrency industry. We’re always looking for more top projects to partner with, so if you’re interested in working together, please reach out! _____________________________________________ Alex Wilson, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Alex’s background is in management consulting, specializing in digital transformation which led him into a career focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency. For the last couple of years, Alex has been investing and consulting in the blockchain space. Now he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world to spread crypto adoption. Alex’s favorite things… Crypto Twitter, Telegram, Slack and Discord. Also Binance. Definitely Binance. For more from Alex: Follow Alex on Twitter: @AlexWilsonTGB Patrick Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block Patrick Duffy began as a federal consultant for pharmaceutical companies, focused on collaboration with nonprofits. He then shifted to the nonprofit sector, focusing on operations and fundraising. Merging his nonprofit experience and passion for crypto trading, he now designs and implements initiatives focused on elevating nonprofit outcomes and cryptocurrency adoption. Pat’s favorite things... Podcasts: Joe Rogan Experience, Stuff You Should Know, YMH, Monday Morning Podcast, Rubin Report, Intelligence Squared Stand Up: Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Lisa Lampanelli, Mitch Hedberg, Louis CK, John Mulaney, Andrew Schulz, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Anthony Jeselnik, Theo Von, Tom Segura, Sarah Silverman, Christina Patjitsky, Patrice O’Neil, Norm Macdonald, Bryan Callen For more from Pat: Follow Pat on Twitter: @thisisPatDuffy _____________________________________________ For more from The Giving Block: Official Website:https://www.thegivingblock.com/ The Giving Block Twitter:https://twitter.com/TheGivingBlock The Giving Block on Telegram: @TheGivingBlock or https://t.me/thegivingblock The Giving Block on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheGivingBlock/ The Giving Block on Medium: https://medium.com/@thegivingblock _____________________________________________ Please leave your questions for Alex and Patrick in the comments below. Questions will be collected, vetted and posted by your host, u/CryptoJennie, while the event is live (with credit to the OP). Questions that come in on the day of as comments in the live AMA thread will be of second priority. See you there! _____________________________________________ See our latest AMA with Taylor Monahan, Founder and CEO of MyCrypto & Jordan Spence, CMO of MyCrypto from June 25th, 2019, here:https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/c5akxm/were_taylor_monahan_founder_and_ceo_of_mycrypto/
Hey guys, welcome to another recap of an eventful 7 days at Parachute + partners. Here’s your week at Parachute (5 Jul – 11 Jul’19): This week’s Parena had 235 participants with a 225k PAR pot. Amosity beat Gustavo in the finale to take home 75k PAR. Wojtek spearheaded and got PAR listed on CoinPaprika. Unique’s Math themed trivia in ParJar turned out to be super engaging with 50k PAR given out to winners and participants. Derjenige hosted another trivia in ParJar for a total prize of 50k PAR. Check out the PAR tokenomics on ParJar since it started. Mind boggling numbers! Nilzinho won 50k PAR in the Women’s World Cup Challenge this week. Our subreddit has a fresh coat of paint thanks to CF! The latest merch with our slogan #cryptoforeveryone is now available for sale in the Parachute Shop. Ahead of The Crypto Lifestyle’s interview with Cap, Francis put out a fun teaser. Rene and Alexis’ beer party expenses settled through ParJar Over to an epic story from TTR, Unique used his PAR tips to finally buy a guitar which he always wanted. Woot! Song requests incoming. In the Big Chili Race, Jason has taken the clear lead from Tony at 44 cm. Another one of Cap’s epic emails went out this week with easter eggs hidden in it. Seems like ages since we had the last one. Plus we finished the rapid weekly update catch up series last week. So Cap did a monthly recap post with 150k PAR hidden in it (100k in one wallet, 50k in another)! For the 100k PAR, as Cap would put it, it was a blast from the past (OGs, do you remember the gasman incident from May 2018?) with Alexis sending the gas and Tony withdrawing the 100k PAR. The 50k PAR was won by Novel Cloud Lucas Green for being an attentive reader. <- LordHades grabs OG gear before phase out/Jason receives a package from the beer exchange -> This week, aXpire COO Matthew Markham sat down with Astronaut Capital CIO Matt Dibb to talk about tokenomics and the market. This week’s update is a video podcast for a change. aXpire launched its Bilr invoicing application for law firms. The AXPR HODL program also reached 5% of circulating supply this week with 28 members in the Prime group. The weekly burn was for 20k AXPR i.e. double the normal amount starting this week. Reasons for the double burn will be released soon. Rohit and my article on market maturity in crypto also came out this week. 2gether CEO Ramon was interviewed by CoinTelegraph. Cardano is now supported on the platform. And finally, watch the 2gether card in action paying for coffee with Dash. Last week we got a sneak peek into the Birdchain SMS feature followed by a real time test video of the feature this week. Beta testing was also launched. What could you expect as a beta tester? Find out here. Bilr feature set BOMB got approved for listing on Hotbit. Listing will be next week. CoinsOnFire’s technical update of the project was also released. Zachary also continues to make a positive dent on the world with his support for Brynn Children Home. BOMB won the Uptrennd vote-for-review contest and got a detailed review report done by Romana from the Uptrennd team. Benjamin’s latest coverage on tokenomics came out this week as well. District0x’s weekly and dev updates cover a range of news including infrastructure updates to Meme Factory, experiments on District Registry test nets etc. We have also covered some of these updates in last week’s post. Switch’s ESH token got listed on IDEX. If you have taken a peek inside the SwithDex code and found any bugs, don’t forget to let them know here. Make sure not to miss their latest update post which covers new listings, Dex updates etc. Thanks Dash for the support to these kids! The Cryzen Code Studio is now directly embedded on the Crix exchange. Have a look at this video to learn how to backtest your own algo on it. If you haven’t checked out Uptrennd yet, now is a good time to do so. They have been running some fun games and trivias in their Telegram channel and tipping 1UP tokens using ParJar in there. More than 1M 1UP tokens (in the form of points) have been locked into the Uptrennd platform till now through levelling up. Author and Fund Manager Grant Cardone joined Uptrennd this week. Noice! Onto some HYDRO news. Click on the numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to check out the latest updates to the Hydro Pay app. TLDR: the dev work is progressing steadily. For dev updates on Hydro Labs, click here. But what is Hydro Labs? It is a separate entity incorporated by Hydro to help spread the Hydro product ecosystem. The introductory post on this new entity explains it all. The winners of the video contest were announced as well. Last week, we covered the Bloom-Bounty0x partnership. This week they made it an exclusive arrangement. Details of the partnership are explained in this article. Bounty0x’s fundraise on Republic hit the minimum funding goal. Sweet! The Voyager + ETHOS Community AMA happened this week. Check out the video here. Highlights from the AMA were – listing ETHOS on Voyager, new token utility models etc. Read more here. Founder Shingo’s thoughts on Facebook’s Libra were published this week as well. One of the proposed token utilities of ETHOS FTM was listed on the WazirX exchange this week. Plus, it got added to the BitBerry wallet too along with an announcement of a future listing on Coinzest. In addition to this, FTM was added to another exchange in the OKEx family – xFutures. It is a futures exchange with staking benefits. xFutures announced the start of FTM staking on their platform. The first project to have that privilege. That Martini Guy featured FTM in his latest video as well. The Fantom community is also super engaged with the project already connected to 10k followers on Blockfolio. If you’ve been following Fantom’s developments, you already know that their deep dive tech updates are a nerd’s wet dream. Here are a few from this week: June task log with SFXDX team, DAGchain scope, technical update #11 and StakeDAG. The ERC20-BEP2 bridge built by Fantom also supports BEP2 to ERC20 swaps now. Like the original functionality, this side of the swap has been open sourced as well. Kudos to ya Fantom! And finally, CIO Michael Kong sat down for an interview with Bill from BullFlagGroup to talk about the project. Click here to check it out. And with that we close for this week. See you soon with another update. Cheers!
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