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Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder, has returned from a "soul seeking" period in Africa by announcing publicly his intention to start a new Cryptocurrency, the Eco. The test net should be by EOY.

One to watch out for, if only because of the influence/power of those involved. A few key features:

* Will rely upon a "verified network of global universities and reputable organizations" to verify each node;
* Aims to address usability issues seen thus far in crypto (and even fiat) by having a simple UI - their standard is to be as intuitively usable as mPesa in Kenya;
* Large token supply, to keep the value of each token attractively low;
* Aims to be more power-efficient than Bitcoin, by reducing the need for ever-more-complex problem solving by miners;
*Aims to distribute the value generated by the system back to the users, in an equitable fashion.

Eco plans to distribute 50% of the token supply to the first 1 billion unique,
verified human users on the platform (with equitable demographic and geographic
representation) to allocate value created to a large community of users.


You can sign up here to reserve a username and receive said tokens:
https://eco.com/join?locale=en

Reference articles
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/uber-c...ocurrency/

https://medium.com/@eco/introducing-eco-a-global-currency-protocol-b99c74f7c0f7


Whitepaper: https://eco.com/eco-design-proposal-v1.pdf


I have signed up and will be keeping this one on the radar.

Disclosure: I have no relationship to these guys whatsoever.
03-02-2018 04:06 PM
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An air drop to 1 billion people?

Hmm... well, okay.
03-02-2018 08:28 PM
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Thanks for the post! Gotta stay on top of new trends lol
03-02-2018 10:07 PM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
(03-02-2018 08:28 PM)SamuelBRoberts Wrote:  An air drop to 1 billion people?

Hmm... well, okay.

I think the idea here is to achieve rapid scale and adoption, which in turn is what will give the currency its utility, which will then drive the price up. Standard.

However, 1 Billion is a lot of people, for sure, and it might sound like "too much" and therefore suspicious/crazy/fraudulent.

You could, however, also read it as a sign of great ambition and of confidence in the scope and impact of the project, which in turn might be driven by knowledge which is not in the public domain which is favourable to this initiative.

Or to the contrary, you could interpret it to mean that they have figured out that, in order for it to work as intended, you would need to have at least 1 billion people using it, which means it actually has a low-ish chance of panning out.

Time will tell. As I said, one to watch - still very early days.
03-03-2018 10:03 AM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
Let me introduce you to my brothers, SamARoberts, SamCRoberts, SamDRoberts... SamArmadilloRoberts (He's australian), SamAntEaterRoberts... all the way down to my long lost cousin SamZebraRoberts from Africa.

We all want airdropped tokens.
03-03-2018 03:30 PM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
(03-03-2018 03:30 PM)SamuelBRoberts Wrote:  Let me introduce you to my brothers, SamARoberts, SamCRoberts, SamDRoberts... SamArmadilloRoberts (He's australian), SamAntEaterRoberts... all the way down to my long lost cousin SamZebraRoberts from Africa.

We all want airdropped tokens.

Not sure if srs.

It is obvious that if they have no way of verifying who is receiving the tokens, their project will suffer serious setbacks if they proceed regardless.

From the whitepaper, it does not seem that they are upholding anonymity as a key value.
03-03-2018 03:44 PM
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I'm expecting my dog to come out with a crypto currency soon.

This shit is getting beyond laughable.
03-03-2018 04:15 PM
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(03-03-2018 04:15 PM)Ice Man Wrote:  I'm expecting my dog to come out with a crypto currency soon.

This shit is getting beyond laughable.

Slow Saturday down at the nursing home?
03-03-2018 04:21 PM
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(03-03-2018 04:21 PM)AngloHispanic Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 04:15 PM)Ice Man Wrote:  I'm expecting my dog to come out with a crypto currency soon.

This shit is getting beyond laughable.

Slow Saturday down at the nursing home?

Yes actually. We play cards and dream up ways to fool people that we have viable business ideas like 1466579th crypto.
03-03-2018 04:25 PM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
(03-03-2018 04:25 PM)Ice Man Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 04:21 PM)AngloHispanic Wrote:  
(03-03-2018 04:15 PM)Ice Man Wrote:  I'm expecting my dog to come out with a crypto currency soon.

This shit is getting beyond laughable.

Slow Saturday down at the nursing home?

Yes actually. We play cards and dream up ways to fool people that we have viable business ideas like 1466579th crypto.

Serious question - are you content for these to be your first two posts on the forum?

No problem with criticism, I actually welcome it because it sharpens my mind as well. But do it well, add substance - or else hold your peace. These sort of posts just add nothing, derail the thread and are a waste of time.

I'm assuming you are not a troll, of course.
03-03-2018 04:36 PM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
I am content regardless.

I don't know why you think I'm kidding or trolling. This project will not go anywhere for a number of obvious reasons.

Are you Garrett Camp? I'm not sure why you're taking this personally or why there is any need at all to state "No problem with criticism" - that should be obvious, unless you have some sort of personal emotional investment in this.

If criticism is fine then stop getting defensive about a random and dead end crypto which is promising the moon and has severe challenges.
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03-03-2018 04:47 PM
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If anybody out there actually understands Crypto, and has something of value to add to the thread, I invite you to post.
03-03-2018 05:03 PM
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I apologize for.... agreeing with you? :


(03-03-2018 10:03 AM)AngloHispanic Wrote:  ... However, 1 Billion is a lot of people, for sure, and it might sound like "too much" and therefore suspicious/crazy/fraudulent.

... you would need to have at least 1 billion people using it, which means it actually has a low-ish chance of panning out.
03-03-2018 05:09 PM
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RE: Eco - New cryptocurrency headed up by Uber cofounder Garrett Camp
No I was quite serious, fraud like that is a big problem with airdrops.

Beyond the fact that it has a big name attached to it, and that goofy "finding myself in africa" story, does this thing have anything going for it?
03-03-2018 06:05 PM
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Yup, there could be fraud. But I doubt someone with that much to lose would go through all this trouble to do something which they know would murder their reputation forever. Not impossible, of course.

At this stage, there are still too many open questions, which we cannot answer because I don't think even they know (what Universities will be the verifiers? What "reputable institutions"? How will they make the UI as simple as mPesa? Why did they choose the 1 Billion number exactly? Is it the minimum or the maximum? etc.) These questions ought to be answered as the time comes closer to the launch.

So for now, I'm withholding judgment until later in the year, when there should be more info.

Obviously, if none of these and more questions have clear, verifiable answers by the time of launch we can definitely suspect fraud.

The main thing that keeps this in my radar (I am not endorsing!) is the (very) big name attached to it, and the therefore plausible promise of associating with other "big institutions" of repute. That's already more than most ICOs.
03-03-2018 06:37 PM
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Well, can't hurt to sign up for it I guess.
03-03-2018 09:23 PM
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I wouldn't be too dismissive of free cryptos that get distributed. There are countless examples of cryptocurrencies that were originally free but now worth a lot.

>Raiblocks
>Rise
>Byteballs
>Lumins

I remember when XRB was something you got for solving CAPCHA. I said "cool story". We all know how that turned out.
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(03-03-2018 09:52 PM)[email protected] Wrote:  I wouldn't be too dismissive of free cryptos that get distributed. There are countless examples of cryptocurrencies that were originally free but now worth a lot.

>Raiblocks
>Rise
>Byteballs
>Lumins

I remember when XRB was something you got for solving CAPCHA. I said "cool story". We all know how that turned out.

Don't forget TRON. Yes it's way off it's $0.30 ATH, but I'm starting to think those random airdrops are actually clever marketing tactics.
03-04-2018 05:11 AM
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I signed up, why not.

How many of these worthless coins are we supposed to get?
03-04-2018 08:58 PM
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Just signed up. Figured why not? It took less than 30 seconds and cost me nothing, so at worst I wasted those 30 seconds, and at best the 500 free coins I'll be getting will do something, anything.

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03-29-2018 08:56 AM
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