Thanks to all who participated in this discussion. I am glad to
withdraw my cryptocurrency proposals below, which are not included in
the proposals at
It seems fair to assume that changing
Please please please take this conversation to another venue. It has little
to nothing to do with this movement.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 18:15, geni wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 at 07:23, James Salsman wrote:
> > Geni, it's the "Day of the Dead" now so I want to attempt to resurrect
On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 at 07:23, James Salsman wrote:
> Geni, it's the "Day of the Dead" now so I want to attempt to resurrect
> this thread.
> Is FoldingCoin still vulnerable to a 51% attack? What is a 51% attack?
You've had 6 months to do this basic research.
> Do you think it is reasonable
The Wikimedia Foundation does not hold cryptocurrency in Bitcoin. Whilst we
do accept bitcoin donations, this is currently done indirectly via BitPay
which converts from Bitcoin/Bitcash to Dollars prior to receipt.
This is documented on our Ways to Give page:
While I support the concept of this event in regards to gathering
affiliates and those at WMF who work with affiliates, I feel that I should
remind people that, as interesting as this event will likely be, it is not
an all-Wikimedia summit. I continue to object to the name of the event.
> Is FoldingCoin still vulnerable to a 51% attack?
It's still highly vulnerable to a 51% attack because there is
literally no way to combat the basic principle without giving up on
the idea of decentralization.
> I don't know anything about FoldingCoin and whether it is more or less
For once, I'll make this one short : I agree, let's stay away from widely
fluctuating, purely fiduciary, resources-hogging (and no, FLDC does *not*
rely on "clean electricity", it's still an energy hog like the lot of
And while we're at it, pretty please, let's also
I think any involvement in it is nonsensical and nobody should
entertain any of these ideas for a moment.
On Fri, 2 Nov 2018 at 16:42, James Salsman wrote:
> David, what if the Foundation converted their next largest bitcoin
> donation over some set amount to foldingcoin, and then cash
David, what if the Foundation converted their next largest bitcoin
donation over some set amount to foldingcoin, and then cash in a press
event designed to educate cryptocurrency enthusiasts that they don't
have to be as destructive, strictly as a principled stance against
bitcoin's waste of
worth noting again that in my (I am paid to have these opinions now)
professional opinion, nothing about cryptocurrencies is good or
useful, and WMF's involvement should proceed precisely as far as
taking donations at arm's length (never touching an actual
cryptocurrency). And documenting the
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