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New FairCoin logo decided

It took nearly one year: The Fair.Coop community has been working on refreshing and aligning their visual identity. Many projects have arised, web pages were made and folders printed. However, they were not recognisable as one ecosystem due to a cluttered design.

FairCoins im Kiosk des Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

Im Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein läuft die Ausstellung "Who Pays?" mit Werken von Joseph Beuys. Lokale Aktuere sind eingeladen, einen Raum zu bespielen, in dem alternatives Wirtschaften gezeigt wird. Da gibt es eine grosse Tauschbörse, einen Kiosk mit mehr oder wenigen unnötigen Dingen und einen Gast-Kiosk als Bühne für Workshops.

Am 23.2.2017 haben Roland Alton und Caroline Pfister den Kiosk als erste Ausgabestelle für FairCoins im "Ländle" ausgestattet. Nachdem Fastnacht ist, sind die Kioskbetreuer ausnahmsweise mit Perücken unterwegs.

Fees in FairCoin2

Minting in FairCoin1

There has been some interesting discussion today on the Telegram group of the CVN operators (copied here, anonymized). We are in the middle of the testing phase for the FairCoin2 blockchain, which is facilitating a co-operative validation mechanism.

Just spotted that my CVN received 0.0226 Faircoin a couple of days ago!? What's that about?

This is the fee your CVN collected for creating a block that included a transaction. :blush:

I see, thanks.

Holy Transactions now offering FairCoin wallet

HolyTransaction is a provider of online wallets for various blockchain based currencies. They recently added a FairCoin wallet system on its multicurrency wallet.

To make sure users know everything you need about this digital currency, they describe FairCoin in a nice blog post.

We are happy that the number of service providers that integrate FairCoin in their portfolio is steadily rising.

Introducing Schnorr crypto mechanics to FairCoin2

A couple of weeks ago I proposed to use the modern, secure and fast signature scheme EC-Schnorr (= Schnorr over elliptic curve) for the PoC (proof-of-cooperation) system of Faircoin2.

Further information about this scheme can be found here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature
https://ripple.com/dev-blog/curves-with-a-twist/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z0ID-0DOnc&t=38m10s

Mit fairlogin und fairchain Innovationen schaffen

Eric Poscher, Thomas König, Armin Felder, Roland Alton

Jippie, wir haben gewonnen! Von mehr als 120 Projektvorschlägen erhalten 28 insgesamt eine Million Euro Unterstützung von der Internet Stiftung Austria. Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung Netidee Best Of! im MuseumsQuartier in Wien mit 200 Gästen wurden die Gewinner und acht Stipendien vorgestellt. Netidee ist die österreichische Internet Förderaktion für die Entwicklung von Open Source, Open Hardware und Open Data Projekten. Unter den Projekten sind zwei Projekte und ein Stipendiat aus Vorarlberg dabei.

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Chart FAIR (red) vs BTC (blue)

FairCoin vs Bitcoin proves to be a shelter coin during BTC downtrends. Source: Soulanti @ TradingView.com

 

 

 

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Translations, graphical design, software development or testing? If you really want to lend a hand and help the FairCoop ecosystem growing, do not hesitate to browse our to do list. We are managing open tasks with gitlab and remunerate your effort with up to € 10.- per hour (or its FairCoin equivalent) in FreedomCoop's Open Cooperative Platform. Get in touch with us in the Open Coop Work chat group.  If you are a software developer, you may also have a look at the FairCoin group at github (Python, C++, Java) or join the OCP team (Django, Python).