Nick Spanos

Senator Eric Brakey (Republican - Maine) position statement on cryptocurrency freedom (he specifically mentions Monero)

I recently spoke with Eric Brakey (R-Maine) and he has provided me with a position statement on the topic of cryptocurrency freedom (specifically mentioning Monero) which I am including further below. Brakey plans "to support legislation to eliminate all taxes on 'like-kind exchange,' stopping the federal government from taxing conversion between cryptocurrencies."
I encourage everyone who values their cryptocurrency freedom to strongly consider donating to Eric Brakey and supporting him. I am confident that if he wins, he will be our champion for cryptocurrency freedom (and many other freedoms) in the United States House of Representatives.
During Eric's Maine State Senate campaign in January 2014, he visited the Bitcoin Center NYC (founded by Nick Spanos) to raise money and became the first candidate in his state to accept campaign donations in bitcoins.
I've written a short bio of him below, and further below, I've included his official statement on cryptocurrency.
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Eric Brakey (R-Maine) is a libertarian from Maine who is taking Dr. Ron Paul's message of liberty, peace, and prosperity to the next level, and his work is making a real difference. Eric was the Maine State Director for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign. He led Ron Paul supporters to win a majority of Maine delegate seats to the 2012 Republican National Convention and won key seats on the Maine Republican State Committee and National Committee.
After working for Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, Brakey led Defense of Liberty PAC, a libertarian political action committee in Maine. He also ran and won a seat in the Maine State Senate, serving from 2014-2018.
At the 2016 Republican National Convention, he sponsored amendments to the platform including supporting legislation for "Right To Try" medicines not approved by the FDA for terminally ill patients, auditing the Pentagon, and abolishing the IRS.
During his time in the Maine State Senate, Eric Brakey helped pass a constitutional carry bill which removed Maine's requirement for law abiding citizens to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. He also helped pass welfare reform legislation to prevent the misuse of welfare funds. He helped pass Right To Try legislation, was the only "no" vote against the crony capitalist Maine Capital Investment Fund, opposed credits and exemptions (corporate welfare), and supported the elimination of Maine's business income tax.
Brakey has also sponsored legislation to repeal restrictions on medical marijuana, and supported the Maine Marijuana Legalization ballot question which ultimately legalized the adult usage, cultivation, and sale of marijuana in Maine. He opposes civil asset forfeiture, and introduced legislation that would require a property owner to be convicted of a crime before the government could forfeit that property. He has also proposed criminal justice reforms including the expungement of certain non-violent criminal records 5 years after completion of the sentence.

Eric Brakey is currently running as a Republican candidate in the U.S. House of Representatives 2020 election for Maine's second district against incumbent Jared Golden (Democrat).
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ERIC BRAKEY POSITION STATEMENT ON CRYPTOCURRENCY FREEDOM
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I believe in cryptocurrency freedom.

When I ran for State Senate in 2014, I was the first candidate in state history to accept cryptocurrency donations. During my time in the legislature, I sponsored the first ever bill in the nation to study the use of blockchain technology to make elections more secure and transparent.

Today, I am running for Congress and I am committed to cryptocurrency freedom. Whether your coin of choice is Bitcoin, Monero or any other, your freedom to buy and sell in cryptocurrency should be as unrestricted as your ability to buy and sell in federal reserve notes. That's why I intend to support legislation to eliminate all taxes on "like-kind exchange," stopping the federal government from taxing conversion between cryptocurrencies.

If you would like to have a champion for cryptocurrency freedom fighting for you in Congress, then please invest in our campaign. We accept donations in cryptocurrency and federal reserve notes.

Donate Dollars - https://ericbrakey.com/donate/
Donate Crypto - https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/fc316287-e696-4b36-92a3-89a7a4425200

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Free Maine,
Sen. Eric Brakey
Candidate for Congress (ME-2)
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Senator Eric Brakey (Republican - Maine) position statement on cryptocurrency freedom (Bitcoin & Monero mentioned)

I recently spoke with Eric Brakey (R-Maine) and he has provided me with a position statement on the topic of cryptocurrency freedom (specifically mentioning Bitcoin & Monero) which I am including further below. Brakey plans "to support legislation to eliminate all taxes on 'like-kind exchange,' stopping the federal government from taxing conversion between cryptocurrencies."
I encourage everyone who values their cryptocurrency freedom to strongly consider donating to Eric Brakey and supporting him. I am confident that if he wins, he will be our champion for cryptocurrency freedom (and many other freedoms) in the United States House of Representatives.
During Eric's Maine State Senate campaign in January 2014, he visited the Bitcoin Center NYC (founded by Nick Spanos) to raise money and became the first candidate in his state to accept campaign donations in bitcoins.
I've written a short bio of him below, and further below, I've included his official statement on cryptocurrency.
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Eric Brakey (R-Maine) is a libertarian from Maine who is taking Dr. Ron Paul's message of liberty, peace, and prosperity to the next level, and his work is making a real difference. Eric was the Maine State Director for the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign. He led Ron Paul supporters to win a majority of Maine delegate seats to the 2012 Republican National Convention and won key seats on the Maine Republican State Committee and National Committee.
After working for Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, Brakey led Defense of Liberty PAC, a libertarian political action committee in Maine. He also ran and won a seat in the Maine State Senate, serving from 2014-2018.
At the 2016 Republican National Convention, he sponsored amendments to the platform including supporting legislation for "Right To Try" medicines not approved by the FDA for terminally ill patients, auditing the Pentagon, and abolishing the IRS.
During his time in the Maine State Senate, Eric Brakey helped pass a constitutional carry bill which removed Maine's requirement for law abiding citizens to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. He also helped pass welfare reform legislation to prevent the misuse of welfare funds. He helped pass Right To Try legislation, was the only "no" vote against the crony capitalist Maine Capital Investment Fund, opposed credits and exemptions (corporate welfare), and supported the elimination of Maine's business income tax.
Brakey has also sponsored legislation to repeal restrictions on medical marijuana, and supported the Maine Marijuana Legalization ballot question which ultimately legalized the adult usage, cultivation, and sale of marijuana in Maine. He opposes civil asset forfeiture, and introduced legislation that would require a property owner to be convicted of a crime before the government could forfeit that property. He has also proposed criminal justice reforms including the expungement of certain non-violent criminal records 5 years after completion of the sentence.

Eric Brakey is currently running as a Republican candidate in the U.S. House of Representatives 2020 election for Maine's second district against incumbent Jared Golden (Democrat).
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ERIC BRAKEY POSITION STATEMENT ON CRYPTOCURRENCY FREEDOM
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I believe in cryptocurrency freedom.

When I ran for State Senate in 2014, I was the first candidate in state history to accept cryptocurrency donations. During my time in the legislature, I sponsored the first ever bill in the nation to study the use of blockchain technology to make elections more secure and transparent.

Today, I am running for Congress and I am committed to cryptocurrency freedom. Whether your coin of choice is Bitcoin, Monero or any other, your freedom to buy and sell in cryptocurrency should be as unrestricted as your ability to buy and sell in federal reserve notes. That's why I intend to support legislation to eliminate all taxes on "like-kind exchange," stopping the federal government from taxing conversion between cryptocurrencies.

If you would like to have a champion for cryptocurrency freedom fighting for you in Congress, then please invest in our campaign. We accept donations in cryptocurrency and federal reserve notes.

Donate Dollars - https://ericbrakey.com/donate/
Donate Crypto - https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/fc316287-e696-4b36-92a3-89a7a4425200

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Free Maine,
Sen. Eric Brakey
Candidate for Congress (ME-2)
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Introducing the Synapse Market - Smart Contracts & Ðapps Need Oracles. We Are the Solution.

Introducing The Synapse Market
Smart Contracts Need Oracles. We developed a marketplace to list and purchase oracles.
Overview Synapse is an open platform for creating, sharing, and monetizing deterministic oracles from data feeds (such as exchange rates, sports scores, IoT sensor data, etc.) for use in smart contracts. The grand vision is to reduce the friction involved in using external data in blockchain-based smart contracts. The instant access to oraclized data feeds from the Synapse Marketplace will be the accelerant to the forthcoming smart contract revolution.
Team/Foundation The Synapse Foundation was formed to promote and oversee the Synapse Network and Marketplace. The Foundation’s mission is to foster the creation of the world’s best open marketplace for data. Synapse was founded by a group led by Nick Spanos, who is one of the earliest adopters. He founded Bitcoin Center NYC in 2013 and serves as CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp. Spanos was featured in the recent documentary Banking on Bitcoin and has been featured in many conferences on blockchain technology.
Want Smart Contracts? You Need Oracles Smart contracts and decentralized applications (Ðapps) must be connected with off-chain relays called oracles to utilize data from the outside world. There is currently no standardized way of creating data oracles, leading to many smart contracts/Ðapps using their own unique implementations. For the entire ecosystem to grow, there must be a convenient, standard way for smart contracts to use external data. Synapse is the answer to this problem.
While there are existing platforms and methods for creating smart contract oracles, there has yet to be a standardized place to discover existing oracles or publish new oracles. Synapse fills this gap by introducing a data marketplace, making it simple and easy to discover pre-made oracles for use in smart contracts and Ðapps. This allows all parties to a smart contract the ability to agree on the source of data and have faith in the way that the data is delivered.
Data Democratization/Monetization (IoT) The Synapse Marketplace incentivizes data providers to list their data feeds through the ability to charge for access to the data, and the ability to easily monetize data incentivizes additional new data providers to enter the market. By making Synapse an open, free market it allows for everyone from individuals to big businesses to list and monetize their data and make it available for use in smart contracts. We believe this will lead to more people making money from data and high quality data becoming easily accessible to everyone.
Deterministic Oracles & The Synapse Marketplace The advantage of deterministic oracles (in comparison to crowd consensus oracles, such as those employed by Gnosis/Augur) is that they provide smart contracts with a connection to immediate information about the current state of the world. They can gather data directly from a single source or data feed (e.g. flight info and sport statistics). Deterministic oracles are more efficient, reliable, and can flexibly scale to all network sizes.
Of course, using a deterministic oracle from a single or small group of sources introduces another issue: trust. To mitigate the risks involved with trusting a particular data provider, the Synapse Marketplace introduces a reputation/feedback system (“oracle curation layer”). Quality data feeds will be featured and questionable sources will be pushed to the bottom. In addition, verified data sources - such as price feeds directly from an exchange - will get a special badge signifying their identity has been verified.
Summary Synapse aims to create the first, standardized and self-sustained smart contract data layer by offering a three part solution. First, by creating a global, decentralized marketplace where users can publish or subscribe to data feeds. Second, by connecting smart contracts to the real-time data necessary for smart contracts to execute (oraclization). Third, by implementing peer to peer curation for ranking and verifying oracles.
Find out more information on our website synapsemarket.com or dive into our technical whitepaper. Questions? Reach out to [email protected].
The main sale period will begin October 1st. The presale is live now with a 25% bonus: Synapse Market
Important Links:
Website: Created July 18th
Whitepaper: July
Slack: September 1st
Blog: Since August 29th
Twitter: Joined January 2016
Facebook: Joined August 16th
YouTube: Created August 16th
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Fonder: A New and exciting ICO & Blockchain project for 2018 and 2019!

Have you heard about Fonder? It's a Blockchain project currently on their pre-sale stage 1 with a native token called FON (Fonder Open Network). FON is a secure, fast, flexible and efficient blockchain platform, as well as an ecosystem where many organisations are linked up by FON cryptocurrency and business synergies. Fonder is also about a wallet, a simple, user friendly wallet with many popular features and apps. People can use Fonder wallet to receive, send, and manage cryptocurrency. Fonder wallet will be a general interface to all crypto finance needs, and even eventually fiat needs.
All of the things that I will write on this article is based on Fonder's white paper, and also based on my personal review and is subject to change via edit if necessary. I will give some insights on the project's team, product/services, FON token's use cases, token sale model, and advisor(s).
THE CORE TEAM
One of the most important points to remember when finding good quality ICOs and blockchain projects is looking into the team's background, skills, experiences, and entrepreneurial successes especially of the foundeCEO/Chief Architect.
The www .Fonder.com's core team alone is currently consists of 4 people. I looked into the team's LinkedIn profile and here's what I got.
-AngelFlorist www.AngelFlorist.com (11 years)
-Herbridal www.HerBridal.com.sg (5 years)
-LocalStreets (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (16 years)
THE ADVISOR
THE APPS
FON Applications or FON cAPPS are a collection of centralized solutions with a characteristic of “decentralization of ownership”. It’s a New Business Model used to address the monopolistic problem of the dominating centralized IT solutions in the current market.
TOKEN VALUE and USE CASES
In terms of liquidity, FON token will be liquid directly after the crowdsale. FON token is also compatible with the Bancor Protocol allowing for unlimited liquidity.
FON token can also be used as:
TOKEN SALE MODEL
FON token will start as an ERC20 standard token on the Ethereum blockchain and will eventually conduct a swap to FON's native token on their own blockchain with a 1:1 ratio on OCT 2019 or earlier.
FON token will be sold at fixed price per separate stage denominated in ETH with an uncapped amount of crowd contribution. The total supply of Fonder token will be fixed relative to the number of tokens distributed in the uncapped crowd sale. The number of token distributed in the crowd sale will equal 21% of the total token issued. I will try to give you an example of this.
Let's say that we can get 8000 FON for every 1 ETH. IF this project manages to collect 5000 ETH the entire ICO, then the number of token distributed will be 40 Million based on this scenario, and the total supply will be more than 190 Million because it is stated above that the number of token distributed in the crowd sale will be equal to 21% of the total token issued. What will happen to the remaining 79%? Some parts of the pie will go to founding team & early contributors, future use for Strategy partners, and reserves. This is just an example and FON token's real pricing per period of sale is stated on their white paper.
You might ask about 'WHY UNCAPPED?' Well, most of us know that a capped token sale model gives a fixed valuation for a token or network which makes the process very transparent for investors. But the disadvantage of this model is that it's a 'pro whale' race which means whales and bigger investors are the ones buying up the majority of tokens first before the average investors have a chance of getting in with smaller investments. Thus leading to a huge possibility that these bigger investors will dump the tokens at an unreasonably high price onto all the people who were unable to join ICO because they (bigger investors) know the others are desperate to get in. While an uncappedtoken sale model's advantage is that everyone gets to participate. No one needs to rush to buy tokens before they sell out and no one gets pushed out of the sale by the bigger investors. It also has a major advantage for the team launching the ICO in that there is no cap to the amount of money you could raise.
Website: https://www.fonder.com
ICO and Bounty panel: https://www.fonder.com/bounty/signin
So what do you think of this project? Did you do your own research about Fonder Open Network? Does the core team have enough experience, skills, and entrepreneurial successes? Is their founder and CEO have enough experience and entrepreneurial success? In what ways do you think the advisor can help and influence the project? If you are the whole crypto market, what value will you give this project on year 2020? Is the uncapped token sale model reasonable? Will their token sale model leave room for short term growth? Leave your comments down below. Positive feedbacks are most appreciated. Stay tuned for more news and information about this project.
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Fonder: A New and exciting ICO & Blockchain project for 2018 and 2019!

Have you heard about Fonder? It's a Blockchain project currently on their pre-sale stage 1 with a native token called FON (Fonder Open Network). FON is a secure, fast, flexible and efficient blockchain platform, as well as an ecosystem where many organisations are linked up by FON cryptocurrency and business synergies. Fonder is also about a wallet, a simple, user friendly wallet with many popular features and apps. People can use Fonder wallet to receive, send, and manage cryptocurrency. Fonder wallet will be a general interface to all crypto finance needs, and even eventually fiat needs.
All of the things that I will write on this article is based on Fonder's white paper, and also based on my personal review and is subject to change via edit if necessary. I will give some insights on the project's team, product/services, FON token's use cases, token sale model, and advisor(s).
THE CORE TEAM
One of the most important points to remember when finding good quality ICOs and blockchain projects is looking into the team's background, skills, experiences, and entrepreneurial successes especially of the foundeCEO/Chief Architect.
The www .Fonder.com's core team alone is currently consists of 4 people. I looked into the team's LinkedIn profile and here's what I got.
-AngelFlorist www.AngelFlorist.com (11 years)
-Herbridal www.HerBridal.com.sg (5 years)
-LocalStreets (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (16 years)
THE ADVISOR
THE APPS
FON Applications or FON cAPPS are a collection of centralized solutions with a characteristic of “decentralization of ownership”. It’s a New Business Model used to address the monopolistic problem of the dominating centralized IT solutions in the current market.
TOKEN VALUE and USE CASES
In terms of liquidity, FON token will be liquid directly after the crowdsale. FON token is also compatible with the Bancor Protocol allowing for unlimited liquidity.
FON token can also be used as:
TOKEN SALE MODEL
FON token will start as an ERC20 standard token on the Ethereum blockchain and will eventually conduct a swap to FON's native token on their own blockchain with a 1:1 ratio on OCT 2019 or earlier.
FON token will be sold at fixed price per separate stage denominated in ETH with an uncapped amount of crowd contribution. The total supply of Fonder token will be fixed relative to the number of tokens distributed in the uncapped crowd sale. The number of token distributed in the crowd sale will equal 21% of the total token issued. I will try to give you an example of this.
Let's say that we can get 8000 FON for every 1 ETH. IF this project manages to collect 5000 ETH the entire ICO, then the number of token distributed will be 40 Million based on this scenario, and the total supply will be more than 190 Million because it is stated above that the number of token distributed in the crowd sale will be equal to 21% of the total token issued. What will happen to the remaining 79%? Some parts of the pie will go to founding team & early contributors, future use for Strategy partners, and reserves. This is just an example and FON token's real pricing per period of sale is stated on their white paper.
You might ask about 'WHY UNCAPPED?' Well, most of us know that a capped token sale model gives a fixed valuation for a token or network which makes the process very transparent for investors. But the disadvantage of this model is that it's a 'pro whale' race which means whales and bigger investors are the ones buying up the majority of tokens first before the average investors have a chance of getting in with smaller investments. Thus leading to a huge possibility that these bigger investors will dump the tokens at an unreasonably high price onto all the people who were unable to join ICO because they (bigger investors) know the others are desperate to get in. While an uncapped token sale model's advantage is that everyone gets to participate. No one needs to rush to buy tokens before they sell out and no one gets pushed out of the sale by the bigger investors. It also has a major advantage for the team launching the ICO in that there is no cap to the amount of money you could raise.
Website: https://www.fonder.com
ICO and Bounty panel: https://www.fonder.com/bounty/signin
So what do you think of this project? Did you do your own research about Fonder Open Network? Does the core team have enough experience, skills, and entrepreneurial successes? Is their founder and CEO have enough experience and entrepreneurial success? In what ways do you think the advisor can help and influence the project? If you are the whole crypto market, what value will you give this project on year 2020? Is the uncapped token sale model reasonable? Will their token sale model leave room for short term growth? Leave your comments down below. Positive feedbacks are most appreciated. Stay tuned for more news and information about this project.
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How /r/btc and /r/bitcoin intrigue me. I am fighting NYDFS and there seem to be ZERO interest in commenting the biggest showdown on bitcoin.

It's interesting that a story about a lawsuit I am doing against the NYDFS and the article get constantly downvoted. (Not that I really care because the real place that only matters is the court house.)
http://thedashtimes.com/2017/03/04/bitlicense-court-case-coming-end-soon
When the bitlicense came about, 4000 people wrote letters and many organizations. http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/vcrf_submit_comments.htm
When I talked to Nick Spanos about it, he was surprised. It's like there is an embargo on that particular story: https://twitter.com/nickspanos/status/838552498830991362
The piece written by Frisco d'Anconia is very well written and explain pretty clearly the situation to last week.
The only gotcha is that judge advanced the trial date by 15 days, and Jim Harper submitted a very good Affidavit of Support. http://www.article78againstnydfs.com/docs/Index-101880-15/07-OurNewMotionForLimitedDiscovery/TabD-HarperAffidavit.pdf
I don't think believe MillyBitcoin is trolling me that bad that he can make article disappear (he likes to call me crazy on every article published.)
Anyone who reads Cino's court filings can immediatly determine the guy is mentally ill and anyone who writes an article as if the guy is legitimate is an idiot or a scammer. Just another day in Bitcoinland.
Anyway, I am a pretty boring person as shown in my Bitcoin Uncensored. I am a real snozefest. http://www.article78againstnydfs.com/press.html
If I wasn't the one suing the regulator, I would love to hear about and comment on it, etc ... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6NAcjJXQAAYCPl.jpg:large
The technical curiosity of how /btc and /bitcoin works intrigue me.
For those in New York, the information about the trial date is here: http://www.article78againstNYDFS.com I have setup a meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Article-78-Against-NYDFS/events/238080585
You are free to show up and watch the trial; it's open to anyone. http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/access-new-york-court-proceedings
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Bitcoins Traded on Wall Street to Usher In 2014

Spontaneous trading erupted earlier this evening at the official launch of the NYC Bitcoin Center. Hundreds of eager cryptocurrency enthusiasts gathered to usher in the New Year and celebrate the grand opening of the center, the first of its kind in the world. Keynote speaker Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas shocked the crowd by taping a QR-code to his suit, accepting Bitcoin donations for his 2014 Senate campaign, the first U.S. Senate candidate to officially embrace the cryptocurrency.
Veteran New York entrepreneur Nick Spanos, one of the center’s co-founders, rose to address the crowd shortly after midnight, and was greeted by the boisterous shouts. “I’ll pay $700 for one Bitcoin!,” yelled an enthusiastic twenty-something. Within moments, similar cheers rebounded throughout the hall.
Within moments, dozens of individuals were holding up their smartphones, their QR codes poised to receive Bitcoin. “$800!” shouted another. “I’ll pay $850 in Dogecoin,” screamed to another, to laughs. And so, a mere 100 feet from the doors of the New York Stock Exchange, where since 1817, traders have gathered before the Big Board to trade US dollars for stocks, tonight, at 40 Broad Street, hundreds of Bitcoin traders brought that tradition into the 21st century.
The NYC Bitcoin Center, located at 40 Broad Street, is the premier educational institution dedicated to promoting awareness of competing cryptocurrencies and aims to be a hub for innovation in the financial tech space. Founded in 2013, the center’s board consists of leading entrepreneurs, policy makers, and thought leaders.
http://imgur.com/Y9laOGM
http://imgur.com/jGI7Kfq
http://i.imgur.com/lfjKPpa.jpg
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Released List of Satoshi Roundtable Attendees Gathering this Weekend

Satoshi Roundtable II
This weekend a group of blockchain and bitcoin industry leaders gather again for the Satoshi Roundtable (satoshiroundtable.org) retreat. Participants in the second Satoshi Roundtable include developers, CEOs, investors, adopters and influencers from the blockchain and bitcoin world.
The retreat is limited to approximately 75 attendees and designed to encourage organic, participant-driven discussion free of the distractions of a conference.
Sessions include several topics of overall blockchain interest and a roundtable discussion on bitcoin capacity.
Please provide any suggestions you have for areas of discussion/ focus.
Partial list of confirmed participants:
Gabriel Abed, CEO, Bitt Charles Allen, CEO, BTCS Gavin Andresen, MIT / Bitcoin Foundation Adam Back, President, Blockstream David Bailey, CEO, yBitcoins Mike Belshe, CEO, BitGo Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock / T0 Michael Cao, CEO, zoomhash Dave Carlson, CEO, Mega Big Power Daniel Castagnoli, CCO Exodus Sam Cole, CEO, KNC Miner Matt Corallo, Core Developer Luke Dashjr, Core Developer Anthony Di Iorio, CDO-Toronto Stock Exchange, Founder-Ethereum/Decentral/Kryptokit Joe Disorbo, CEO, Webgistix Jason Dorsett, Early Adopter Evan Duffield, FoundeLead Scientist, Dash Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, Partne Co-Founder, Tally Capital Thomas France, Founder, Ledger Jeff Garzik, Founder, Bloq Yifo Guo, Tech Develope Early Adopter David Johnston, Chairman, Factom Samy Kamkar, Super Hacker Alyse Killeen, Partner, Venture Capital Investor Jason King, Founder, Unsung Mike Komaransky, Cumberland Mining Peter Kroll, Founder, bitaddress.org Bobby Lee, CEO, BTC China, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Bitcoin Foundation Charlie Lee, Director of Engineering, Coinbase/Founder of Litecoin Eric Lombrozo, Founder, Ciphrex Corp / Developer Marshall Long, CTO, Final Hash Matt Luongo, CEO, Fold Jake Mazulewicz, Ph.D. JMA Associates (guest speaker) Human performance researcher Halsey Minor, CEO, Uphold / Founder of CNet Alex Morcos, Hudson Trading/ Core Developer Neha Narula, MIT, Director of DCI – Digital Currency Initiative Dawn Newton, Co-Founder, COO, Netki Justin Newton, Founder CEO, Netki Stephen Pair, Co-FoundeCEO, BitPay Inc. Michael Perklin, President, C4 – CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium / Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation Alex Petrov, CIO, BitFury Phil Potter, CFA, Bitfinex Francis Pouliot, Director, Bitcoin Embassy, Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation JP Richardson, Chief Technical Officer, Exodus Jamie Robinson, QuickBt Jez San, Angel Investor Marco Santori, Partner, Pillsbury Scott Scalf, EVP/Head of Tech Team, Alpha Point Craig Sellars, CTO, Tether Ryan Shea, Co-Founder, One Name Greg Simon, CEO & Co-Founder Ribbit! Me / President, Bitcoin Association Paul Snow, CEO Factom, Texas Bitcoin Conference Riccardo Spagni, Monero Nick Spanos, Founder, Bitcoin Center NYC Elizabeth Stark, Co-Founder & CEO, Lightning Marco Streng, CEO, Genesis Mining Nick Sullivan, CEO, ChangeTip Paul Sztorc, Truthcoin Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group Peter Todd, Core Developer Joseph Vaughn Perling, New Liberty Dollar Roger Ver, CEO, Memory Dealers / Bitcoin.com Aaron Voisine, CEO, Breadwallet Zooko Wilcox, CEO, Z Cash Shawn Wilkinson, Founder, Storj Micah Winkelspecht, CEO, Gem
Also, representatives from Blockchain, Bain Capital Ventures, Mycelium, Fidelity Investments and others.
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ZAP: Important Links & Information

Introducing Zap.org
Smart Contracts Need Oracles. We developed a marketplace to list and purchase oracles.
Overview Zap is an open platform for creating, sharing, and monetizing deterministic oracles from data feeds (such as exchange rates, sports scores, weather, etc.) for use in smart contracts. The grand vision is to reduce the friction involved in using external data in blockchain-based smart contracts. By taking the hard work out of creating data oracles, Zap is accelerating the mainstream adoption of real world smart contracts.
Team/Foundation The Synapse Foundation (soon to be renamed) was formed to promote and oversee the Zap project, which includes the Zap technology stack and the Zap Store. The Foundation’s mission is to foster the creation of the world’s best open marketplace for data. Zap was founded by a group led by Nick Spanos, who is one of the earliest adoptors. He founded Bitcoin Center NYC in 2013 and serves as CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp. Spanos was featured in the recent documentary Banking on Bitcoin and has been featured in many conferences on blockchain technology.
Want Smart Contracts? You Need Oracles Smart contracts and decentralized applications (Ðapps) must be connected with off-chain relays called oracles to utilize data from the outside world. There is currently no standardized way of creating data oracles, leading to many smart contracts/Ðapps using their own unique implementations. For the entire ecosystem to grow, there must be a convenient, standard way for smart contracts to use external data. Zap is the answer to this problem.
While there are existing platforms and methods for creating smart contract oracles, there has yet to be a standardized place to discover existing oracles or publish new oracles. The Zap Store fills this gap by introducing a data marketplace, making it simple and easy to discover pre-made oracles for use in smart contracts and Ðapps. This allows all parties to a smart contract the ability to agree on the source of data and have faith in the way that the data is delivered.
Data Democratization/Monetization (IoT) The Zap Store incentivizes data providers to list their data feeds through the ability to charge for access to the data, and the ability to easily monetize data incentivizes additional new data providers to enter the market. By making the Zap Store an open, free market it allows for everyone from individuals to big businesses to list and monetize their data and make it available for use in smart contracts. We believe this will lead to more people making money from data and high quality data becoming easily accessible to everyone.
Deterministic Oracles & The Synapse Marketplace The advantage of deterministic oracles (in comparison to crowd consensus oracles, such as those employed by Gnosis/Augur) is that they provide smart contracts with a connection to immediate information about the current state of the world. They can gather data directly from a single source or data feed (e.g. flight info and sport statistics). Deterministic oracles are more efficient, reliable, and can flexibly scale to all network sizes.
Of course, using a deterministic oracle from a single or small group of sources introduces another issue: trust. To mitigate the risks involved with trusting a particular data provider, the Zap Store introduces a reputation/feedback system (“oracle curation layer”). Quality data feeds will be featured and questionable sources will be pushed to the bottom. In addition, verified data sources — such as price feeds directly from an exchange — will get a special badge signifying their identity has been verified.
Summary The Zap Project aims to create the first, standardized and self-sustained smart contract data layer by offering a three part solution. First, by creating a global, decentralized marketplace where users can publish or subscribe to data feeds. Second, by connecting smart contracts to the real-time data necessary for smart contracts to execute (oraclization). Third, by implementing peer to peer curation for ranking and verifying oracles.
Important Links:
Website: zap.org & zapproject.org
Whitepaper: zap.org/whitepaper.pdf
Telegram: t.me/zaporacles
Email: [email protected]
Blog: media.zapproject.org
Twitter: twitter.com/zaporacles
Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialZapStore
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCj53uS32K8UwQCytBwPqmtg
Reddit: reddit.com/zapstore
GitHub: github.com/zapproject
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ZAP.STORE $ZAP, Small cap coin with the most potential?! Teamleader is Nick Spanos (Featured in Netflix docu Banking On Bitcoin and co-founder of Bitcoin Center NYE) Solving a big problem/challenge in the industry! ( Data oracles smartcontract solution) Soon on coinmarketcap. #Cryptopia #Etherdelta

Zap.store is an open platform where you can create, share, and monetize deterministic oracles from data feeds (such as exchange rates, flight data, etc.) for use in smart contracts. What they are providing is an open marketplace of data that is also readily converted into oracles. Oracles are data feeds that are connected to smart contracts. They are providing an easy to use method of integrating outside data into smart contracts. There is more use to having instant access to those oracles for example election outcomes are impacting all parts of society from financial markets to the future political landscape of a country. Imagine having access to that data first, that's what they are providing, for all different kinds of data. They already have a demo of the platform! Also the whole team is incredibly strong! They have a former data scientist from facebook and Nick Spanos as teamleader which is one of the first users of bitcoin and cofounder of the Bitcoin Center NYE just a block away from the new york stock exchange. They have advisors from microsoft and goldman sachs. The circulating supply is 70 M so that's low too! Trading at $0.14 dollar now. I think this coin has the potential to be a top 100 coin! It's has everything that I'm looking for => incredible team, great product, low cap, low supply, very active on social media, nice looking site and platform, I like the name and logo also! Everything just adds up! https://zap.store $ZAP #Cryptopia #Etherdelta #HitBTC
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Can someone explain the mathematics behind votes ? A story about my fight get ZERO interest.

It's interesting that a story about a lawsuit I am doing against the NYDFS and the article get constantly downvoted. (Not that I really care because the real place that only matters is the court house.)
http://thedashtimes.com/2017/03/04/bitlicense-court-case-coming-end-soon
When the bitlicense came about, 4000 people wrote letters and many organizations. http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/vcrf_submit_comments.htm
When I talked to Nick Spanos about it, he was surprised. It's like there is an embargo on that particular story: https://twitter.com/nickspanos/status/838552498830991362
The piece written by Frisco d'Anconia is very well written and explain pretty clearly the situation to last week.
The only gotcha is that judge advanced the trial date by 15 days, and Jim Harper submitted a very good Affidavit of Support. http://www.article78againstnydfs.com/docs/Index-101880-15/07-OurNewMotionForLimitedDiscovery/TabD-HarperAffidavit.pdf
I don't think believe MillyBitcoin is trolling me that bad that he can make article disappear (he likes to call me crazy on every article published.)
Anyone who reads Cino's court filings can immediatly determine the guy is mentally ill and anyone who writes an article as if the guy is legitimate is an idiot or a scammer. Just another day in Bitcoinland.
Anyway, I am a pretty boring person as shown in my Bitcoin Uncensored. I am a real snozefest. http://www.article78againstnydfs.com/press.html
If I wasn't the one suing the regulator, I would love to hear about and comment on it, etc ... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6NAcjJXQAAYCPl.jpg:large
The technical curiosity of how /btc and /bitcoin works intrigue me.
For those in New York, the information about the trial date is here: http://www.article78againstNYDFS.com I have setup a meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Article-78-Against-NYDFS/events/238080585
You are free to show up and watch the trial; it's open to anyone. http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/access-new-york-court-proceedings
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Nick Spanos  Co-Creator of Zap  Speaking at Crypto Currency Convention 2014 Bitcoin Center Nick Spanos fake accounts likes trolls crypto nyc new york city Nick Spanos Founder of Bitcoin Center and Zap.org Nick Spanos - Cryptocurrency Expert Interview Crypto Is our Last Chance for Freedom with Nick Spanos

You probably know Nick Spanos as the founder of the Bitcoin Center in New York City, a space next door to the New York Stock Exchange where people could buy and sell bitcoin in person. Now, Spanos is working on his next project -- and he doesn’t believe blockchain entrepreneurs need government permission to change the world. Also read: ARK Managing Partner Richard Titus: Satoshi Is a Woman The Zap Project includes the Zap technology stack and the Zap.Store. One of the earliest adopters of bitcoin and blockchain, Nick founded the Bitcoin Center NYC in 2013 and serves as CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp. Spanos was featured in the recent documentary Banking on Bitcoin and has been part of many conferences on blockchain technology. Bitcoin Center NYC’s Founder Nick Spanos is continuing his Middle East tour with appearances at several universities, including “Saudi Arabia’s MIT,” the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where Nick met with faculty and students at the entrepreneurship and innovation center, and discussed his experiences with blockchain technology and cryptocurrency over the past few About. Founder of the Bitcoin Center (prominently displayed on the netflix movie "Banking on Bitcoin") in 2013, Mr. Nick Spanos is the inventor of the multi-branched blockchain, and blockchain In this interview with Nick Spanos, the Bitcoin Center and Blockchain Center Founder shares his views on the blockchain and. Read more. Blockchain . Video Interview: Blockchain Education with Dennis Silvestrone, Okanagan College. December 18, 2019 December 18, 2019 Blockchain Informer 533 Views.

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Nick Spanos Co-Creator of Zap Speaking at Crypto Currency Convention 2014

Nick Spanos, Zap.org co-founder & Bitcoin Center NYC founder, debates the value of bitcoin on Closing Bell on CNBC on December 12, 2017 with Chris Wolfe, former chief investment officer of Merrill ... Crypto Is our Last Chance for Freedom with Nick Spanos ... Bitcoin Dave, Nick Spanos to speak at Anarchapulco and Cryptopulco 2020 ... (Full) - July 14th, 2020 NBC Nightly News - Duration: 20:59 ... Legendary Nick Spanos speaks about current state of Crypto and what his analysis of where we are headed. In this interview, we speak with the Founder of Bitcoin Center and Blockchain Center, Nick Spanos. Nick is one of the most prominent and vocal personalities in the world of cryptocurrency and in ... Nick Spanos is an early American computer programmer, inventor, and serial entrepreneur. He found the Bitcoin Center NYC on the financial district of New York City, across from Wall Street.

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