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FairCoin Hackathon

We are planning a FairCoin Hackathon around the Linuxday in Dornbirn, Austria.

Date: 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2017

We are in the phase of extending the team actively contributing features, apps and code for FairCoin blockchain based software. The hackathon is a unique opportunity to meet the core developer, make plans and create solutions on site.

Please sign up here.

Stress test passed for FairCoin website

Yesterday morning we had a massive denial of service attack on our website. Luckily, we survived it without any damage.

Open Minds Award nominates FairCoin for the category "Infrastructure"

FairCoin is nominated for the Austrian Open Minds Award 2017 for the Open Software category “Infrastructure“. The nomination is substantiated with the alignment of FairCoin as an ecological and sustainable alternative to BitCoin and other crypto currencies as well as the aim of enabling an equitable and fair economy.

The Austrian Open Minds Award has set itself the goal, to give Open Source actors and their projects more public attention. That is why, together with other open communities, they are organizing a new stage and an annual fix event.

Why forking does not matter FairCoin

On August 1st afternoon, the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) fork has happened. Their clients do not accept any block with a height greater than 478558 from the BTC network. BCC requires the block 478559 to bigger than 1MB to be accepted. The hash rate in the BCC network is unknown, we expected the first unique block in the BCC network to be mined in some days. Now we have several forked BitCoins.

Stability in Blockchains with Cooperation

The race about next Bitcoin has started, and Faircoin is among the frontrunners. A recent analysis in TECHCRUNCH  is asking about how to get a new digital currency stable. One approach is to start with a user base for which you would like to provide a service. The digital currency can then act as a crowdfunding tool and is transporting the brand.

Another approach is to be clear on values, such as cooperation. Here they mention FairCoin:

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.

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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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Pick up an open task

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).