What would the expected energy savings be of such a move? Accepting more cryptocurrencies may make sense if the foundation can do that in a way that does not take a lot of effort. But to stop accepting bitcoin seems counterproductive to our mission.
Chico Venancio Em Ter, 10 de abr de 2018 18:46, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> escreveu: > The Foundation has been accepting BitCoin donations. Unfortunately, > BitCoin is very wasteful in terms of electricity, and is therefore a > dirty cryptocurrency. > > I recommend that the Foundation immediately cease accepting BitCoin, > and require donors who wish to donate in cryptocurrency to convert to > FoldingCoin instead. Please see: FoldingCoin (FLDC) > http://foldingcoin.net/ whitepaper: > > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y4MV9AwGLTRFqD-kjC4uN0AX59kHOpO1OWsabnxxUIs > > This conversion will place the Foundation at the forefront of > cryptocurrency technology, and stop it from contributing to extremely > dirty waste. As other cryptocurrencies based on proofs of useful work > instead of useless work emerge, the Foundation should consider those. > FoldingCoin is based on proofs of useful prediction of protein > folding, which is useful for computer-aided antibody design, and used > in turn for cancer therapies and many other applied and research > medical fields. > > I also invite anyone in the community interested in co-authoring my > forthcoming derivative whitepaper on proofs of useful intelligibility > remediation work to contact me off-list, please. I am also willing to > help with proofs of useful encyclopedia article improvement, but I am > not certain if ORES is yet robust enough to support such proof in a > secure fashion. > > Best regards, > Jim Salsman > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>