News from our blog

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.

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.

Fees in FairCoin2

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?

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.

CC 4.0 german now live!

At the end of an intense process of expert hearings, thesaurus discussions, translation sprints, legal language comparisons and several rounds of fine-tuning the texts, the unified German translation of CC licenses version 4.0 is finally here.

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

Enric Duran wins Human Price Award

The Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival awarded Enric Duran with the Human Rights Award.

This award was awarded in 2012 to Amy Goldman, 2013 to Ada Colau, 2014 to Julian Assange and 2015 to Sound Energy. It is an honor and a responsibility, to be the next after all these people and collectives in this year's edition.

With FairCoin to the Blockchain conference in Brussels

We have been invited to present  the concept of FairCoin at a Blockchain conference in Brusseles on Novermber 4th 2016. fairkom is running a FairCoin2 node and is accepting payments in FairCoin currency. Fairkom member Thomas was contacted, finally Roland was travelling by train to Brusseles.

EU Consultation on Copyright

The Austrian Ministry for Justice started a consultation process on EU-Commissions Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market. Stakeholders have been invited to send their opinion on the Proposal until October 25th.

English pages & blog

After having translated most pages into English, we are staring now also an English blog roll.

Not all blog posts will be translated, so you may switch back to german for our latest news.