We need a hiring manager ASAP!

It’s becoming clear to me that we need someone dedicated to managing the hiring process at the Mastercoin Foundation (thanks Taariq for that tip!)

Here is a current list of the roles we need filled. Most of these do not have job descriptions yet, and some of these haven’t been internally approved – but it’s clear we are going to be on a hiring and interviewing spree at for the next couple of months.

I’d like to kick that off by finding someone dedicated who can help us manage the hiring process for these upcoming months. They don’t need to do it full-time, but they absolutely need to be super talented, amazingly fast learner of our needs and great communicator, experienced in hiring and interviewing for top tech startups, and at least superficially familiar with Bitcoin. If you know someone like that, please send them in.

Note that this is not an RBB position at this point, and doesn’t qualify for our usual $6000 referral bounty.

We need a hiring manager ASAP!

News Alert: MaidSafe Sells $6 Million of Bitcoin 2.0 Software in Five Hours

Following article is republished from http://launch.it/launch/maidsafe-sells-6-million-of-bitcoin-20-software-in-five-hours

Seeking Fair Solution to Overwhelming Demand, $2 Million of Crowd-Sale Tokens Re-listed for Bitcoins

Published On: 04.22.14 6.51 pm
TROON, Scotland, April 22, 2014 — MaidSafe (http://maidsafe.net/), creators of blockchain-like technologies that can decentralize nearly every aspect of the Internet, including all Web services, today announcedthe sale of $6 million of its software token, safecoin, in five hours, a record for any kind of crowd-sale. The initial $6 million was comprised of $4 million in Mastercoins (the sale took place using the Mastercoin Protocol) and $2 million in Bitcoin. Noticing the disparity, MaidSafe CEO David Irvine partnered with large buyers to purchase the last $2 million for Mastercoins and relist them for sale—under the exact same terms and at a fixed bonus award of 40 percent—for Bitcoins.
“This is the first sale of this magnitude by any company or foundation using the Mastercoin Protocol and it appeared that Mastercoin purchases were going through more quickly than Bitcoin purchases (which needed to be converted to Mastercoin), with no value fluctuation risk as the terms of 17,000 safecoins per Bitcoin were set and adhered to rigorously,” said Irvine. “In order to be fair to the Bitcoin purchasers, we bought the final $2 million with Mastercoins so we could have a more orderly, fair chance at getting safecoins to everyone who tried to get in the first day. Continue reading “News Alert: MaidSafe Sells $6 Million of Bitcoin 2.0 Software in Five Hours”
News Alert: MaidSafe Sells $6 Million of Bitcoin 2.0 Software in Five Hours

MaidSafecoin Case Study, Part 1: What Is Safecoin?

A few weeks ago MaidSafe.net announced that as part of Project SAFE (“Secure Access For Everyone”), please take the time to read their whitepaper as this is a system 8 years in the making,  a new coin called safecoin would be created to fund the MaidSafe Foundation.  The crowd sale of safecoins is to commence on April 22, 2014 and would continue for a period of 30 days or until the limited number of coins are exhausted, whichever comes first.  In the meantime the crypto community accustomed to talking about the latest alternative coin based on Bitcoin source code has been trying to figure out what is safecoin. Continue reading “MaidSafecoin Case Study, Part 1: What Is Safecoin?”

MaidSafecoin Case Study, Part 1: What Is Safecoin?

Masterchain Wallet – First Beta Release

Announcement from the Masterchain Wallet team:
The first Beta version of our wallet is released. This version includes the following features (delta from alpha):
  • Possibility to add addresses directly to the wallet
  • Possibility to add addresses by entering only private key (address is calculated automatically on the client side in javascript)
  • Sort the addresses in the wallet based on currency / sum
  • Verification that entered private keys match the addresses
  • Full integration of the dEX sell form with the wallet (load addresses from wallet, auto fill masked private key using password)
  • Bug fixes
  • Tested on all popular tablets and smart phones
The excellent videos of MasterProtocol Edu, for example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aJyQATQx3Y are more technical and detailed.
Thank you,
Masterchain Wallet Team
Masterchain Wallet – First Beta Release

Dev Update 13: First User Currencies Scheduled

As the Master Protocol’s smart property features continue being built out, heightened interest from business owners and entrepreneurs has begun surfacing.


First Currencies to be Issued

Hackathon In Progress

Spec Update


Mac OS Support

Wallet Support

Continue reading “Dev Update 13: First User Currencies Scheduled”

Dev Update 13: First User Currencies Scheduled

Tatiana Moroz Presents Bitcoins, Music and Mastercoin with DJ Stoopkid & In Crypto We Trust Hackathon

For the week of April 7th we have two very important events:

Tatiana Moroz Presents Bitcoins, Music and Mastercoin with DJ Stoopkid 

NYC Bitcoin and  Music Industry Party

Heading up to Inside Bitcoins NYC next week?  

Come join Mastercoin Foundation’s board members and executive staff, Craig Sellers, CTO, in NYC on April 7th to celebrate with our host Tatiana Moroz at the NYC Bitcoin Center.

We will be making special announcements around smart tokens via Master Protocol on the Bitcoin network. And get the chance to focus the discuss on how Bitcoin technology can work with the Entertainment industry. 

Details for the event on Facebook.




In Crypto We Trust Hackathon

The Mastercoin Foundation is helping with and sponsoring more hackathons this year.  The next up is In Crypto We Trust during the Toronto conference later this month.

Teams will be competing for great prizes in building innovative application prototypes on Cryptographic Ledger Platforms. The Hackathon finishes just as the Bitcoin Expo starts. SO YOU CAN DO BOTH!

Tickets are $25 per person.

Tatiana Moroz Presents Bitcoins, Music and Mastercoin with DJ Stoopkid & In Crypto We Trust Hackathon

Dev Update 12: Inventing Smart Property

Major progress was achieved this week by the dev team as they enter the thickest part of developing smart property creation for the Master Protocol.


Ingredients for Smart Property

Security Bounty Program

Wallet Support



Masterchain Updated

Mac OS Support

Continue reading “Dev Update 12: Inventing Smart Property”

Dev Update 12: Inventing Smart Property

Mastercoin Foundation is looking for a Web Team Lead

We’re still working on setting up a proper Jobs page, but in the meantime, we wanted to let you know of the openings we have for role based bounties:

  1. Web  Team Lead. We need an experience team lead to lead the Omniwallet team long term. Please see the linked requirements.
  2. Developers who want to get on the Omniwallet team, or the Masterchest Wallet team (more detailed job description TBD. TL;DR – Web/python/frontend/.Net experience).

Please send relevant resumes to jobs@mastercoin.org

Also we’d like to remind you that there is a bounty of $6000 in BTC (Dev MSC not included in this one to keep it simple) awarded to people who connect us with candidates who stay for at least three months.

Mastercoin Foundation is looking for a Web Team Lead

MasterDoge – Mastercoin moving to Dogecoin!


We’re proud to announce that the entire Mastercoin team has caught the Dogecoin fever, and we have migrated the Master Protocol to run on top of Dogecoin exclusively, effective immediately. WOW! You can try our new web wallet here:


The new UI, while not completely finished, is already far better than any Mastercoin wallet we’ve released. Very soon we plan to add the features you crave:

  • Colors: Such Neon
  • Buttons: Very Dogespeak
  • Font: Many Comic-Sans

In exchange for this move, the Dogecoin team has agreed to expand the coin supply, granting us new coins which will total 90% of Dogecoins in existence.

So profit! Much exploit. Very bag-holders.

You may be asking yourself: what was wrong with the bitcoin block-chain, that you left it behind? I think our Executive Director Ron Gross said it best: “Much 2012. Such Outdated.”

Further, every possible distributed currency from every block chain is immediately trade-able in the new wallet, from Litecoin to BBQCoin, right on top of Mastercoin, right on top of Dogecoin. How? I’m glad you asked: Very merkle. Such protocols. Amaze!

Of course, we did have to make one small concession to the Dogecoin developers to bring you all this Doge wonderfulness. We’ve released some new MSC to them, so that they now have only 80% of the MSC in existence (which I think we can all agree is less than 90% they gave us). So math! Very suckers!

We look forward to bringing you every imaginable feature within a few days, and I think it’s safe to say that if another meme-driven fadcoin takes off, we’ll drop Dogecoin like last week’s lolcat and jump on the new chain, modestly inflating coin supplies again as we go. Very plan! Excite!

In the meantime, prepare to be much wealthy.

-The Master Protocol Team

MasterDoge – Mastercoin moving to Dogecoin!