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New Blockchain Project - Looking for Potential Members / Idea explained within!

Hi,
(disclaimer, I checked that this post was not against the sub-reddit rules. Please forgive me and accept a satoshi as a bribe if I've contravened any our your laws. I've also posted this to /altcoin)
I know there's going to be a fair degree of skepticism about this post. I've got zero reputation and history on this sub-reddit.
But I hope you continue reading and judge the posting on it's own merits.
For what it's worth, I am going to reward your perseverance with something a little different. Instead of blowing smoke up your arses, I'm going to try and be brutally honest with you guys.
You won't hear anything about how I've come up with a new "Proof Of Stake" based decentralised blockchain with "synergy increasing" smart contracts baked in. If the idea is too complex to describe, then we can also conclude that a) it's too complex to catch on (right now) and b) too complex to execute (build). I'm not in the business of selling people fantasies.
I'm not going to lie to you about my experience, the connections I have or the investment partners we've lined up. What I can promise you is that I have a 10 year track history of developing (I'm a programmer) and launching web projects on minimal budgets. I have a great contact book but I also know how to hustle and get the attention of the right people. My reputation is based on simply getting the job done. Obviously you have no way of judging this since this is our initial introduction, so I accept the onus is on me to prove this
First of all, so that I don't waste anyone's time. Here is the idea is a 3 minute elevator pitch style.
PROJECT NAME I don't have one. I'm terrible with naming stuff. I always say it's lucky my dog already had a name when I bought her. My future children won't be so lucky.
CONCEPT Now this I do have. In a nutshell, "Coin" is a a real time investment platform. It connects entrepreneurs with a new source of finance when traditional forms (Angel/VC/Banks) fail. It consists of
(a) A front-end application which helps entrepreneurs put together business proposal / financials plans to seek funding from the platform.
(b) A web-site to facilitate exploration of the investment proposals from investors/general public
(c) A live weekly show in the form of Dragon's Den / Shark Tank - Delivered on the web in real time - Panel formed from a varying set of prominent investors and characters - 10 min speed sessions for the teams to pitch the investors for funding - Teams for pitching selected via voting from application pool by general public - Investors drop out visually during the pitch if they are not impressed. - At the end of the pitch, 1-2 mins lightning round for general public to pile in to help team match their required funding - Teams meet the objective, or go home bust.
Deals can happen on the platform outside the weekly show, but the democracy of allowing the general public to get in on the same investments as the panel is an interesting feature.
In a nutshell, we're creating a real-time version of AngelList and bolting on an entertainment programme.
WHY? Cryptocurrency is exciting. Money can be transferred instantly (globally) with minimal fees. A kid in a Tanzanian village with a mobile can trade with a Chinese man in Dahlia. Ordinary people like me and you have the potential to earn life altering sums of money. This is amazing... but it's going to take the world a while to catch up.
You and I wouldn't be subscribed to this forum if we didn't think that Bitcoin or some derivative cryptocurrency will eventually become a global currency for our world.
But it's going to take legislation, process making and debating. It's also going to take a lot of explaining to grandmother and a good ten-fifteen years before we see our vision realised. In the meantime we have our ICOs, ambitious blockchain projects with a spring in their step... rushing out to bamboozle us with their white papers.
Let's take a look at some of these projects:
Actually this is a fruitless task, we both know that the majority of the new projects ar either slightly innovating the blockchain technology, bridging each other or creating another layer of framework.
You might well imagine that the future is advertisors paying users and that OMG will definitely be a $100 coin by the end of the year... but that doesn't excuse the fact that there's very little to be excited about with real day-to-day usage of Crypto.
And here's the problem, people hold onto their coins because right now the only real exciting utility of that coin is speculating it might be worth a little more a few months down the line!
Where's the excitement and anarchy in HODLing? Where's that tantalizing hope that with a good idea, a bit of canny and a lot of hard work you can become rich?
What Coin Offers
If you are an investor. You put your money into our platform when the the market is too volatile, or you want a better return.
If you're a entreprenuer, you get a chance to get your project funded, it's a quick decision - you're not waiting for months for VCs to pull their fingers out of their collective arses. You get the chance to market your concept to a HUGE potential market of investors.
If you're a media publicity / cryptotycoon, you get instant exposure and gravitas for being part of the panel.
For the rest of us, it brings excitement and that "frontier opportunity" feel that we sometimes get with cryptocurrency. This is a brave new world!
If you want more details, I'm writing a better explanation of this concept but for obvious reasons this is as much as I'm going to divulge about the idea on a public forum!
What we need
We only need a small team to pull this off.
designer - Communicating ideas is critical and it would make a huge difference to have someone who has the flair and creativity to put together what we need. I need a designer with intelligence and creativity flowing out of every orifice - is that you?
developers - Now I don't want to intimate devs because I do have my own technical chops. But I'm not going to write every line of code in this project. I'm going to create the perfect environment for you (laptop, salary, a great team etc) and inspire you to do amazing stuff. Does that sound cool?
marketing / general project manager - I need someone with experience launching and creating ICOs. From sig campaigns, bounties to the intricate info, that only someone with months of exposure to the scene can bring to the table. Are you that guy?
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Alex Rass and Jerome MacGillivray present the MoneyToken platform

We are really glad to present the MoneyToken platform to you.
MoneyToken — A Blockchain based Financial Ecosystem.
MoneyToken includes:
A cryptocurrency-backed Loan Platform. MTC — MoneyToken stablecoin. The MoneyToken Exchange service. The MoneyToken platform is a lending service that provides loans in stable currencies (fiat or stablecoin based), secured using asset-based cryptocurrencies — BTC, ETH, etc.
What problem are we solving?
Let’s be totally straight — the current mainstream cryptocurrencies have not behaved as they were expected to do. Instead of becoming a borderless, frictionless currency which could be used to pay for anything, anywhere; these cryptocurrencies have become volatile, valuable assets. Miners and owners of Bitcoin are hodling like crazy.
For cryptocurrency holders the problem is obvious — currencies like Bitcoin are not an attractive or preferable means of payment, since using them to make purchases removes the opportunity to benefit from future growth in value.
Those holders who spent their Bitcoins in the past few years can only look back with some regret at the position they would now be in had they kept their crypto-assets.
But there are always going to be times when asset holders need liquid funds to pay for current needs — whether that is for further business investment (such as miners who need to upgrade equipment or enlarge their operations), extend their asset positions (both in classical assets and crypto-assets), or to pay for immediate day-to-day needs (bills, expenses etc.).
This is where Money Token comes in. The MoneyToken platform allows you to borrow liquid funds right now, based on the current and future value of your cryptocurrency asset holdings. You take out a short or medium term loan, collateralized with more volatile assets such as BitCoin and Ethereum — and in return you receive an agreed loan amount in a stable currency. Jerome MacGillivray, co-founder MoneyToken.com
The whole process is designed to be as transparent and simple as possible:
Using the MoneyToken platform you setup and confirm the loan terms — amount, duration, type and amount of collateral You deposit your crypto-asset collateral in a secure storage address You receive your credit funds in the agreed available currency At the end of the loan term you pay back the amount of the loan plus the interest On successful repayment, you receive back your crypto-assets in full OK, so how does that benefit me?
Well, the first part of the answer is obvious — MoneyToken gives you the opportunity to use your cryptocurrency holdings just like a true asset class; borrowing now based on the expected future value of the asset. You get to hold onto your growing assets whilst gaining the ability to spend and make investments right now.
Since your ownership of the blockchain-based asset is verifiable, and the value is transparent to the market, you don’t need to undergo invasive and unnecessary credit checks — there is nothing added to your credit history or any public credit file. Equally the loan decision can be made almost instantaneously — there is no need for MoneyToken to make extensive evaluations of the market value of your assets (unlike, for example, as happens if you remortgage a property). Alex Rass, co-founder MoneyToken.com
Added to this, Money Token loans come with transparent, reasonable rates of interest and no additional commissions or fees. The rate is agreed during the setup of the loan through the platform and fixed for the duration of the loan term.
Finally — it’s the strength of cryptocurrencies as a growing asset that gives MoneyToken the edge, there is real potential for your crypto-assets to outperform your loan interest repayments — this means in effect your loan’s collateralized assets paying for themselves and you walking away at the end of the loan term having used your credited funds, paid off the loan and your interest, and gained from the growth in value of your assets.
About the Team
We are a group of blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and evangelists who been investing, trading and studying the cryptocurrency market for years. Our backgrounds are drawn from traditional bricks and mortar banking, fintech, legal, and the software development industry and more. We have brought all this experience and knowledge together to form MoneyToken — and to create this platform.
MoneyToken — a new kind of lending system, based on a new kind of assets.
What’s next?
Since we started the concept of this system in early 2017 we have been super-busy. Development is well underway already and both the official operational launch of the platform, and our ITO are planned to take place in early 2018.
We have also been busy creating Amanda — the AI agent who will sit behind the platform and conduct automated loan processing, calculations and notifications. You will be able to meet Amanda in soon, and she will be able to interact with visitors, answer questions and demonstrate the functionality of the platform.
You can find out a lot more about us and the project at our website, moneytoken.com.
Feel free to visit the website and download and read our Whitepaper (https://moneytoken.com/doc/MoneyTokenWP_ENG.pdf) and Abstract pdfs (https://moneytoken.com/doc/Abstract.pdf).
You can also follow us on social media:
Telegram chat https://t.me/moneytoken YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9r7r5BSoq4eE6guMa7P-w Medium https://medium.com/@moneytoken Twitter https://twitter.com/MoneyToken Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Money-Token-379336345849441 AngelList https://angel.co/money-token https://medium.com/@moneytoken/presenting-the-moneytoken-platform-7e512f213271
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Scamtoshi Warning: Corona Dapp Development Network is trying to swindle money out of your pockets

Hi.
My name is Scamtoshi Nakamoto, and I have graced your presence as an angel from the future to point out and alert others of possible scams and bad actors in our community. Today, I have a good one for you.
The "Corona Dapp Development Network" have been attempting to market and hit the crypto world to advertise their new network, although to not much avail. Most of their posts just get down-voted from the beginning.
They say they are trying to accelerate the adoption of smart contracts and blockchain technologies by providing resources and guidance from industry developers to people wanting or building decentralized applications. They also state that they fund them, with anywhere between '$1,000 - $10,000'.
And yes, their network has their own token called Coronaz, in which they will be selling in a sale starting today, June 1st 2015. The sale was announced on May 26th 2015, just five days before.
Lets go through their entire project and pointing out all the very prominent red flags of a traditional scam.
Hybrid Proof of Participation is a new fundraising model in which you can participate with many different crypto coins, not only with Bitcoin. Not only that, the participant can also choose if to donate his coins or to burn them, hence "hybrid" model.
The Corona fundraiser is a donation drive for the purpose of supporting the Corona’s open-source Dapp development network. Any cryptocurrency funds donated to our project will be used primarily for funding Dapp development, both internally and externally, in addition to managing and promoting the Corona project. This would include the funding of Dapps developed by our team members, bounties for developers or freelancers who add value to the creation of said Dapps, and grants given to third party developers who are building their own Dapps which will be part of the Corona Dapp Network.
We believe that focusing on connectivity, collaboration and high quality services within the ecosystem will yield extremely positive economic results.
By default we will give priority to our internal team’s developers since we are able to ensure better oversight and project management. However, we strongly encourage 3rd party developers to apply for funding or grants. Any Dapps we fund will be required to carry the Corona network branding and attempt to best interoperate with other Dapps in the Corona ecosystem. In the event that a token will be required to use the Dapp, then it should incorporate the option to use Corona membership credits.
I'm sure there is much more. But by first initial looks of it, if it looks like a scam, smells like a scam, its probably a scam. If anybody else finds out any more information please feel free to post. I'm sick of these people trying to steal money from the under-knowledged part of this community.
Don't say I didn't warn ya!
Scamtoshi
edit: I cleaned up the post and text to make it a bit more straight to the points.
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'The Farm Project': Actress Zooey Deschanel's advice on organic food, pesticides is short on science

The actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has a message for Americans too poor to buy organic food: Stop eating apples, avoid fresh tomatoes, and give up on grapes, peppers, potatoes, and other items that appear among the so-called “Dirty Dozen,” a list of fruits and vegetables that, when farmed and harvested using standard industrial methods, tend to carry more pesticide residues.
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“If you can’t afford to buy organic, avoid the dirty dozen and look for produce with lower pesticide levels, like asparagus, cauliflower, or mangoes,” Deschanel advises viewers of her new, viral Facebook video series, Your Food’s Roots.
The problem: While this appears to be a piece of safety advice, it’s hard to find any scientific support to back it up. And it’s not the only questionable claim that Deschanel shares in the series, which debuted two months ago on Facebook and quickly attracted millions of viewers. The videos do touch on serious issues, but they also illustrate how sloppy science, celebrity culture, and social media virality too often converge to generate market-driven fear-mongering and baseless health claims, rather than serious consumer education.
It’s not entirely surprising to see Deschanel — a mid-2000s hipster icon perhaps best known for her role in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” — suddenly talking about food mileage and azodicarbonamide. As many celebrities have discovered, the combination of wellness culture, ethical consumerism, and Hollywood glamor can make for a potent — and profitable — media cocktail. Pioneers of the model include Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, a health and lifestyle brand, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, and even Tom Brady’s TB12.
These startups have attracted big followings. But scientific rigor sometimes gets lost along the way. Goop, in particular, has repeatedly come under fire for its pseudoscientific claims and products — including “bio-frequency healing” stickers, and perhaps most famously, jade eggs designed to be inserted into the vagina to coax “spiritual detox.” Alba’s outfit was sued last year by consumers after The Wall Street Journal reported that a detergent the Honest Company was marketing as a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional soaps actually contained a harsh chemical it had pledged to avoid. (Alba’s team settled the suit last June, while denying any wrongdoing.)
Deschanel’s videos are a collaboration between the millennial news-and-issues advocacy site ATTN: (pronounced “attention”) and The Farm Project, a new startup founded by Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, that “empowers initiatives that reconnect people with food.” In the videos, Deschanel talks about everything from overfishing to the evils of factory-produced bread. The most popular video in the series, alleging negligent FDA oversight of chemical additives, racked up more than 17 million views in its first month on Facebook. ATTN: paid the series’ production costs.
The videos give lucid overviews of some complex topics, such as the FDA’s controversial “Generally Recognized as Safe” designation for food chemicals. Often, though, the videos seem to favor fear over nuance. A brief bit about the preservative sodium nitrite, which Deschanel jokingly calls “science salt,” implies that the compound is an artificial concoction (it’s a naturally occurring chemical and a metabolic byproduct of digesting many common vegetables) and that it causes cancer in humans (the evidence is mixed).
More concerning is the organics episode in which Deschanel — a millionaire Hollywood star — urges poor Americans to avoid many common fruits and vegetables if they cannot afford to buy organic. Deschanel warns that these are fruits and vegetables that “you should strictly buy organic, due to the amount of pesticides on them.”
There are, of course, real reasons to be concerned about pesticide use, including the effect of chemicals on the environment and on the farmworkers who come into contact with high concentrations of toxic compounds.
But to date, there is little clear scientific support for the argument that organic produce is, by definition, healthier for consumers than conventional produce, or that conventional produce is actively dangerous because of pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency sets stringent legal thresholds for pesticide residues on produce, pegged far below levels known to be toxic to people. And organic produce can still contain pesticide residues too — both from nearby conventional fields and from powerful but naturally-derived chemicals that can legally be used on organic crops. (Some synthetic pesticides are also approved for use in organic farming.)
Much more worrying than the prospect of pesticide residues, many experts say, is the prospect of driving consumers away from including fruits and vegetables in their diets altogether. “My work over the last 30 years has consistently suggested that the health risks are negligible for the consumption of conventional produce, and the biggest concern is making sure people eat fruits and vegetables,” said Carl Winter, a specialist in the Cooperative Extension at the University of California-Davis who has published extensively on pesticide residues, including an analysis of the Dirty Dozen. “If public concerns over pesticides — tiny, tiny levels of pesticides in the diet — make them more wary, the tendency can be to decrease their consumption of fruits and vegetables.”
Even the Environmental Working Group, the toxins-focused consumer advocacy organization that publishes the Dirty Dozen list Deschanel cites, emphasizes that “the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Eating conventionally grown produce is far better than skipping fruits and vegetables.”
Chloe Sacks, a marketing manager at ATTN:, rejected the suggestion that Deschanel was offering health or nutritional advice when she urged consumers to avoid many common fruits and vegetables. “When referencing the dirty dozen, we’re talking about a list of fruits and vegetables that people who strive for an all-natural diet should avoid if they cannot afford to purchase organic produce, since those are the ones found to have the highest level of synthetic pesticides,” Sacks wrote in an email to Undark. “We’re not talking about health risks.”
Policy experts had mixed reactions to the series. I showed the video on the FDA and food regulation to Thomas Neltner, chemicals policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund. “It’s pretty good!” Neltner said after watching the video. “I don’t think people realize how dependent they are on the integrity of the companies that are selling them their food.”
On the other hand, Timothy Caulfield, a health policy scholar at the University of Alberta and the author of a book about Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity health advice, was concerned about the series’ tone. “I think there’s a little bit of fear-mongering going on,” Caulfield told Undark. The problem with advice like Deschanel’s, he said, is that it “makes it more difficult to take those simple, evidence-based steps towards a healthy lifestyle. It makes it more complicated. It makes it more expensive. And if something is more complicated, if something is more expensive, it’s less likely that healthy behavior is going to be sustained.
“There’s some stuff in these videos, that are very nicely produced, that is kind of true, right?” Caulfield added. “But there’s always this underlying — this blanket of pseudoscience that permeates the entire show.”
For Deschanel, this may only be the beginning. On its website and Facebook page, The Farm Project speaks only in vague terms about its mission and work. The project does not list any staff or contact information on its website, and it would be easy to mistake the startup, with its mission-driven language and world-changing tone, for a nonprofit. The company also did not respond to messages sent to its Facebook page requesting comment on its vision, and Deschanel did not respond to a list of questions sent through her publicist.
But details posted on the startup hiring website AngelList suggest larger — and more corporate — ambitions, describing The Farm Project as “a public benefit corporation that is leveraging media and technology to drive a meaningful shift to sustainably produced food.” The company aims to provide sustainable farmers with “information, technology, and access to financial resources that they need to meet the challenges of managing a modern sustainable farm,” and it’s trying to hire a team of web developers and product managers.
On AngelList, The Farm Project’s founder is listed as Gregory Campbell, a longtime business partner of Pechenik. The two men are MIT graduates — Pechenik got a degree in chemical engineering — and they already collaborate on a business venture called YellowJacket, which provides software to derivatives traders on Wall Street. They now appear to be teaming up with Deschanel to market a vision of a more sustainable, local future — one that’s premised on a deep skepticism of corporations, if not on hard science.
Michael Schulson is a freelance writer who has contributed to numerous science and general media outlets.
This article was originally published at Undark as "When Celebrities Talk Science" and has been republished here with permission.
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