Date for the launch of the Mastercoin Distributed Exchange (with REAL MSC) is set!

Date for the launch of the Mastercoin Distributed Exchange (with REAL MSC) is set! March 15th.logo msc

From developer sync up meeting notes today.

The deadline for the DEx will be as follows:

  • item 1 February 15th – Draft User experience walkthroughs
  • item 2 March 1st – DEx implementation consensus
  • item 3 March 1st – Hard-core testing
  • item 4 March 1st – End-User workflows & User Interface examples decision
  • item 5 March 15th – dual launch of two DEx implementations
  • item 6 March 31st – criteria evaluation
Date for the launch of the Mastercoin Distributed Exchange (with REAL MSC) is set!

$500 Mastercoin Weekly Community Contest – Submit Your Project

Announcing a weekly contest for best community project as judged by staff of the Mastercoin Foundation.

How does it work?  Every Friday you or your group submit a project for consideration.

If you are the winner you will be paid $500 in Mastercoins or Bitcoins at the current exchange rate.  If your project did not get chosen don’t worry you can submit it again the following week.

What are the criteria? Continue reading “$500 Mastercoin Weekly Community Contest – Submit Your Project”

$500 Mastercoin Weekly Community Contest – Submit Your Project

Bitcoin Security Enforcer Needed for Mastercoin Projects – $1000 referral bounty

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We want someone to manage the security testing for Mastercoin clients. The job description would mainly consist of:

  1. Creating bounties
  2. Publishing them on various channels
  3. Evaluating the responses and coordinating fixes with the dev team
I started this as an hourly bounty ($40/hr plus dev MSC distribution), but it can may evolve to be more than that.
We will pay a $1000 (paid in btc) bounty if you refer the person who is hired.
Please send an email to dom (at) mastercoin.org
Bitcoin Security Enforcer Needed for Mastercoin Projects – $1000 referral bounty

Development Update 4: Master Protocol Wallet and Distributed Exchange Milestone

We have reached the halfway milestone in the DEx and Mastercoin Wallets 300 BTC bounty.  There is now a tabulation of the results based on feedback from participates and 150 BTC will be paid out as well as corresponding MSC soon thereafter.  This post covers the major accomplishments throughout this contest as well as the results and judging methodology.

Methodology

Milestone Results

Developer Results

Continue reading “Development Update 4: Master Protocol Wallet and Distributed Exchange Milestone”

Development Update 4: Master Protocol Wallet and Distributed Exchange Milestone

Coinify Everything: Dreams of Coinication, Part 2

We use a lot of fancy techno-words trying to describe a lot of the functions and possibilities with Bitcoin. Yet it is really simple.   Virtually anything can be turned into a “coin” using Master Protocol.

Our universe is filled with objects, real or imaginary.  Those objects can be transferred, they can also be transformed or grouped together.

We can coinify private and public objects by agreement; get them all aboard the Bitcoin boat.  Here are a few simplified examples to get you thinking about the possibilities:

Continue reading “Coinify Everything: Dreams of Coinication, Part 2”

Coinify Everything: Dreams of Coinication, Part 2

Coinify Everything: Bitcoin and Master Protocols, Part 1

A lot of people are trying to make sense of what Bitcoin is.

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CC BY 2.0, HarshLight

Is it a commodity? A payment system? Is it money? Is it the antithesis to centralization?  Is it some way to build consensus? Ultimately, most people want to understand whether Bitcoin is something useful to them in their lives.

Continue reading “Coinify Everything: Bitcoin and Master Protocols, Part 1”

Coinify Everything: Bitcoin and Master Protocols, Part 1

J.R. Coming Full Time

Greetings my fellow Masterminds.

I’m delighted to announce as of February 6th I will be joining the Mastercoin Foundation full-time as Chief Architect. I’ve raised enough USD to quit my day-job, and I am looking forward to devoting every ounce of my professional energy to the success of the Master Protocol and the Mastercoins which use it. Like our Executive Director Ron Gross, I will not be taking any salary from the Mastercoin Foundation, but will be paying my own living expenses while devoting my time to making Mastercoins more useful and more valuable. Continue reading “J.R. Coming Full Time”

J.R. Coming Full Time