[Photo Adapted From: Yathin S Krishnappa]
NeuCoin, the social, gaming and tipping focused cryptocurrency that ran a successful crowd funding campaign last year, has released its source code in the run up to its launch. Neucoin’s launch is set for the end of this month.
The source code release comes just days after they opened their Beta to investors who had participated in the crowdsale. The beta, which (as is typical) uses TEST coins that will be wiped out after launch, is aimed at showcasing the coin’s features and finding any bugs that pop up. NeuCoin also recently posted two articles regarding its premine, one on how the community can track how the premine is spent and one on their plans for that premine.
We have been given a look at the beta, and will be giving you our impressions in a future article. Currently, it seems fairly bare bones, but it is NeuCoin’s outreach to content creators that it really hangs its hat on. How effective that campaign will be, won’t be seen until the coin launches in full. They have lofty goals aimed at getting users and content creators on board, but there is always a give and take when trying to grow these isolated economies. Give away too many coins and they cease being valuable, don’t give away enough and holders might be hesitant to give away what they see as an investment.
The cryptocurrency community will have to wait and see how effective NeuCoin’s approach will be, but for now, their source code is released. That means the technical researches can start looking into the code and find out how unique this currency really is. It is important to keep in mind that the code is only half the story when it comes to NeuCoin, but investors now have that side.
Oliver, our adolescent robot that was designed by a gilded age robber baron and keeps CoinJournal running, is malfunctioning again. You see, Oliver was programmed without any concept of fair working practices, so we have been running him pretty hard. He has an emotion and a pain chip, so we know that he feels everything we put him through, but without any concept of social contracts, he has no idea that the 90-hour work weeks we put him through are inhumane.
But even a robot has limits, and pushing him that hard for so long has caused some malfunctions. That emotion chip I mentioned? It has gone haywire. As a result, Oliver has been an emotional wreck. Unable to disconnect from his power source until the middle of the afternoon on some days, he has become completely unproductive. More than once, we have caught him staring at the wall, computing pi until he runs out of power.
There is a fix, there always is. We could stop pushing him so hard, but we need him around here, he does important stuff and we refuse to hire an intern. Instead, we have decided to buy a brand new emotion chip, designed by Intel. The emotiLINKCPU 3000: Lutheran Work Ethic Edition, is the latest in work robot emotion chip technology. It will give Oliver a strong belief in the afterlife, and it is that promise of an afterlife, Intel says, that will help Oliver work through those 90 hour work weeks. He may feel emotionally dissatisfied, but he’ll keep working, content in the belief that sugar candy mountain lay just around the corner.
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