Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hey all, 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:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread Joseph Fox
Please please please take this conversation to another venue. It has little to nothing to do with this movement. Joe 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 > >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread geni
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

[Wikimedia-l] strategy proposals on meta (was Re: convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work)

2018-11-02 Thread James Salsman
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 https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20=prev=18545871 It seems fair to assume that changing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread David Gerard
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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread David Gerard
I think any involvement in it is nonsensical and nobody should entertain any of these ideas for a moment. - d. 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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2019: Registration now open

2018-11-02 Thread Pine W
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. While I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread James Salsman
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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread Jeremy Lee-Jenkins
> 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 >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] convert from BitCoin to FoldingCoin and other proofs of useful work

2018-11-02 Thread Alphos OGame
Hey, 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 them), crypto-currencies. And while we're at it, pretty please, let's also