Today, We can set into motion the greatest effort in human history to truly decentralized the main stream media...with blockchain technology.
In light of the APs pre-nomination of HRC and of the many other biases we have endured throughout this incredible campaign, most of us Bernie supporters are left so helpless (even outraged) at the main stream media's stiff-arm tactics and how they 'control the narrative'. They tell us what we should pay attention to, and they have bequeathed upon themselves the title of (false) oracles for their corporate-political interests. This must stop today! We at Ethereum are using smart contracts, oracles, energy/resource sharing, decentralized organization, (and so much more) on the Ethereum blockchain enabling almost science fictional use-cases that can exist today - everything from smart governance to smart cities. 'Smart media' and journalism are also surely on their way. Our swarm of citizens will need to be very technological savvy in our fight for true Democracy. And we need to embrace these technologies that harness our collective power... I urge you Bernie supporters to introduce yourself to the Ethereum community and ask about the many ways Web 3.0 technology can distrupt existing main stream media platforms and create a new paradigm in journalism & beyond - where, we, the consensus of citizens, 'control the narrative.' Let's take the story back together , starting today! The fact that this subreddit, this campaign is highly organized but in a very 1.0 way. With Ethereum blockchain technology, this swarm (an extremely powerful entity that is using about .0001% of its collective hard potential) can translate collective power into collective decision making, collective voice, collective action - all in a most democratic and decentralized fashion. In theory, with a Smart Contract, this subreddit could create its own television network who's (live) content is broadcasted through the filter of the general consensus..not corporate interests but the people's interests...where voting is irrefutable and content uncensorable. This is very bare bones and the tip of the iceberg of what can be done on the Ethereum network and blockchain of the 2.0 variety in general. Please research! Edit: Please checkout Ethereum.org, Ethereum's devcon1 videos on YouTube, DAO.consider.it, The Ether Review podcast, Ethereum on Stack Exchange, Google Ethereum, talks by Vinay Gupta, Consensys, Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, and the many more resources to research blockchain 2.0/ Web 3.0... It's super exciting!
A note on the posts you're seeing in the last few hours
There have been a flurry of postings in this forum imploring all of us to buy ETH as quickly as possible. They have all come from accounts that were created within the last day. This is happening at the same time as the price is being pumped up rapidly for seemingly no fundamental or technical reason. I'll leave it for all of you to connect the dots there. I compiled some of their activity to show how blatantly absurd it is, so here you go. Can't wait to be promptly down voted by all these phantom accounts! KingETH 4 posts in last 6 hours: -BEST TIME TO ACCUMULATE ETH -NICK SZABO LEGENDARY CRYPTOGRAPHER EMBRACES ETHEREUM -DEVCON1 WILL BRING IN NEW INVESTORS -Best time to accumulate ETH A sampling of commentary: -”BIG WALLS UP GRAB CHEAP ETH WHILE IT'S HOT !!!” -”Here we go!!! Big buy walls up!” -”If I was you I would buy..” Account age: 1 day ethmind101 4 posts in last 2 hours: -BREAKOUT CONFIRMED UP FROM HERE! -The guy who invented the term "smart contracts" and BitGold in 1990s is working on Ethereum! -Digix and Coinify marry Bitcoin and Ethereum for gold-based digital assets -Why so much FUD? in which he posted: This does not look good and I just want people to know ETH is not A SCAM. They are a great and dedicated team. Just because some people call it a scam does not make it a scam. Do not believe everything you hear on REDDIT. Do some research. If I was you I would buy some ETH and lock it away in a safe for the next few years. Another sampled comment: -Yes my friend. I believe we will see new levels from here. 350k + SAT Account age: 3 hours EthNeverSleeps 1 post in last 20 minus: -Love ETH!...glad I found this forum! Commentary: -time to buy is now !!!!! Account age: 25 minutes CuriousCatGMC 1 post in last hour: -Best opportunity to invest? in which he posted: I have been watching ETH for some time and am considering investing. I have just gotten into Bitcoin however and I love seeing this price increase!!! Beats my bank account hands down!! What are some advantages ETH has over Bitcoin? Should I wait some months before investing into ETH or invest now? I remember back when the internet started ...I made a hefty amount of money. This is reminding me of those days but the tech is still beyond me Thanks all! edit: some more juancarlosestovan 1 post in last 11 hours: -is this coin good invest? Commentary: -is think good time to buy some now ? Many people saying this is the time now for ETH. Account age: 11 hours rickymunday 1 post in last hour: -Best way to buy ETH from my country? in which he posted: I am in Australia where do I get ETH. Can I sign up on Poloniex? do u guyz thing it is a good time to hop on board? Account age: 1 hour
THOUGHTS AND RESEARCH: I believe we are in the most historic time in crypto since the inception of Bitcoin itself. Now is the time people are accumulating ETH. I suspect that this post will be read hundreds of thousands of times over. This is the coin that will bring BTC and the entire crypto economy of ALTS to light. That could be why we are seeing this pump, people high up in MSFT and others super late to bitcoin, but with Ethereum they can inject themselves in from the start and help shape it. MSFT devs etc...all speculation I know but... I would not be surprised if they just started funding Eth dev directly by buying eth. Ethereum is much more software like than bitcoin i.e with smartcontracts and DAPPS not just a glorified ledger like Bitcoin. ETH is going to play on all the other strengths that BTC could have brought to the table but simply can not handle...it just gave us the blueprint for it. What does this mean for BTC? I think it will further empower bitcoin and make it even more widely adopted. BTC wills serve as digital gold because it was the first. Ether will truly be a "digital fuel". Microsoft has its sights held up high and do not forget how fiercely powerful this company is. It was fought and shot down in the 1990s for its monopoly practices and took a hit. Microsoft is coming back with a force. Do not forget they were the first ones around. Before Apple and Google. Bill Gates knew his company was going to rise to the top eventually. Sataya Nadella is poised to change the world and hes the perfect person for the job. When you come from nothing like him...from a place like india....it gives you a different perspective on the world. His goal is truly to empower each and everyone of us because he truly believes technology can save/change the world for the better. Most of us here working on crypto believe crypto has the same implications for the world. Microsoft sees this potential to help the underbanked and so on. The time is now my friends. Ive been furiously mining Eth with around 1GH/S of hash rate for a few months and buying on the dips. From this point on i think ill stop selling what I mine and also buy more eth weekly on the dips. I could see this popping to $10/eth some time next year don't want to miss that boat. What scares me more is we dont even have a killer app yet.If Augur or one of those other etheruem based projects blows up we could be kicking ourselvs next year for not loading up. Not a pumper myself , but i missed the early BTC boat, missed the LTC boat I'll be dammed if i miss another. Worst comes to worst i break even and sell my hardware. I have found some other videos regarding Microsofts future vision for their Azure platform and this all seems like a line written in the sand. Its clear guys...the time for Crypto to shine is now and MSFT is going to take it there. This is the best news to happen to the world since Bitcoin was created itself. This further empowers Bitcoin in so many ways. I'm calling this floor right now. MY PREDICTION: We will find a 672,721 Satoshi - 1.5 MILLION Satoshi floor within the next 8 months. This news is literally a "wet dream" for the entire crypto economy. Check out this interesting MICROSOFT DOCUMENTARY: https://youtu.be/6EGudaWlpHg Here is an interview from Bill Gates on his outlook for the next 15 years: https://youtu.be/8RETFyDKcw0 One of the best speeches on the power of the cloud made by CEO of Microsoft Sataya Nadella: https://youtu.be/4LHwdx53PYE Interesting speech by CEO of Microsoft made in India ...to a bunch of IT students: https://youtu.be/hw00mtT9cLg "Rich cloud infrastructure" "In fact the way I decscribe it is, every device creates this exchaust of data, and the cloud and the power in the cloud can converge that into the fuel...and the intelligence that empowers every one of your experiences". - MICROSOFT AZURE. (quote starts at 5:19) Another interesting interview made last month (get to know Microsoft and their future vision further): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BourVzXU5o (starts talking about power of AZURE at 7:00) Paris Microsoft Enterprise group meeting interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8Hiss2EkE - shot back before Sataya was CEO -- Satya was responsible for building and running Microsoft's computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services. He and his team deliver the "Cloud OS." and was Rumored to be on the short list for CEO at this time, he shares his views on the future. MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD VIDEOS: 1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNgvZE0MLeo 2.https://youtu.be/JJ44hEr5DFE AZURE ARTICLES AND MORE INFO: 1. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/ 2. http://news.microsoft.com/cloud/index.html BREAKING NEWS ARTICLES REGARDING MICROSOFT PARTNERSHIP: http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/28/microsoft-partners-with-consensys-to-use-ethereum-to-provide-blockchain-as-a-service/ http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/10/28/bitbeat-microsoft-to-offer-ethereum-based-services-on-azure/ https://blog.ethereum.org/2015/10/28/microsoft-to-sponsor-ethereums-devcon1-2/ After reading all this and watching these videos, what do you think Microsoft plans to do with the ETH platform implemented with their AZURE platform? You decide.
I made overview of the devcon1 presentations, their presenters and slides (where available) and the Epicenter Bitcoin interviews. For more up to date Ethereum news follow us on Twitter or Facebook… This year’s DEVCON1, a conference hosted by Ethereum from November 9th – 13th at Gibson Hall in London, UK, will be sponsored by tech giant Microsoft. Microsoft was also one of the first major names in the technology sector to embrace acceptance of Bitcoin, which, coupled with blockchain technologies increasing popularity, makes the company’s sponsorship less surprising in hindsight. Ethereum’s Devcon 1, held in London in November 2015, was like Woodstock, except perhaps with less nudity. Bankers and Big 4 consultants disguised in hoodies shared space with dreadlocked Ethereum coders, sitting cross-legged in the corners, their laptops open in front of them. Packed into a Victorian banking hall in the heart of the City […] London, United Kingdom, October 28th - Ethereum is happy to announce that Microsoft will sponsor and attend DΞVCON1, the premier Ethereum developer conference. Marley Gray, Director of Technology Strategy US Financial Services at Microsoft said, “Microsoft is excited to sponsor and attend Ethereum’s DevCon1. We find the Ethereum blockchain incredibly... Devcon1. A few months ago, in November 2015, I was on-site in London for the Ethereum Developer Conference; Devcon1, courtesy of the Ethdev team for my bounty submissions. It was an awesome conference, both for the talks themselves and the discussions with different individuals in the community.
DEVCON1 11:16am Day 5 Ethereum's Wendell Davis takes the stage to announce the continuation of the Ethereum DEVgrants programme thanks to a generous donation... Capping off day one of talks and deep dives into the latest ethereum technology, the cryptocurrency's creator joins a mass sing-a-long. ... DEVCON1: Ethereum for Dummies - Dr. Gavin Wood ... DEVCON1 10:23 Day 4 Stephan Karpischek and Ian Cusden of UBS (https://www.ubs.com/global/en.html) present on their Smart Bonds Platform built using the Ethereum ... DEVCON1: Dangerous Old Men: Cypherpunk's Failure, Ethereum's Success - Vinay Gupta feat. Imogen Heap - Duration: 49:04. Ethereum 4,120 views Presentation Slides Download: https://ethereumfoundation.org/devcon/?session=2-ethereum-in-25-minutes Devcon2: Ethereum in 25 Minutes. Ethereum Foundation Ch...