The history of mooncoin anno 2014
In fact YOU are writing it now. "Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die".
BTW do you know that Mr. Chris P.Thompson has included Mooncoin in his book about Cryptocurrency? At the moment his another book titled 'Mooncoin. Philosophy of Decentralisation' is in progress!
And that during 2 days after a launch of Mooncoin (December 30, 2013), people have posted ~2,000 posts in Mooncoin thread at the largest crypto forum Bitcointalk?
Do you know that in January, 2014, a $170'000 was the market value of 1 Billion of Mooncoins and 24 hour volume was ~ 1+ Billion of Mooncoins? People remember 20+ Satoshi for 1 Mooncoin on coinex.pw and a very large trading volume, and ~2000 Litoshi at Cryptsy when a price of LTC was ~$20.
An interesting fact is that in 2015 Mooncoin became the first coin which had implemented an advanced payment gateway, that allowed to buy using Mooncoin on the largest and famous internet marketplaces (Amazon.com, eBay.com, Overstock, Groupon, Barnes&Noble etc.) Unfortunately, the project had been alive only during several days and then automatic exchanging of MOON->BTC (provided by coingateway.net) had stopped working, at the very moment when people were ready to start buying with Mooncoins. Coingateway.net had stopped delivering a service and answering support tickets as soon as they had got their reward and a bonus in Mooncoins. As you probably know, the Mooncoin community never gives up! At the moment you can buy with Mooncoins through the payment gateway of Cointopay, a Netherlands-based company.
Have you heard anything of deaconboogie, a legendary and mysterious creator of Mooncoin, who had disappeared suddenly after having reported health problems? We don't know what happened to him, but due to his sudden disappearing Mooncoin has managed to prove its decentralised nature - it's time tested now and is working well even without its original developer.
Do you know that after cyber attacks against PCs of three Mooncoin users in December, 2014 (organised by Dark Side) the Mooncoin source code was examined by an independent expert, Titan, Luckycoin's developer (Dogecoin was basedon Luckycoin). CHECKED.OK. Please don't forget toprotect your PC against attacks!
Newbies are often told at crypto related forums about how insecure Proof-of-Work coins are, and that someone with a 51% of hash power can do whatever he/she wants with a network. Meanwhile there were only pretty unsuccessful attacks against the Mooncoin network, the last attack was with the hash power of 30 times higher than other Mooncoin miners had together (who could do that? this kind of attack costs really a lot) and again with no success.
Mooncoin is a fair coin with no premine, nor IPOs/ICOs. Here is an interesting detailed independent investigation into fairness of distribution/mining of many well-known coins. The author says regarding Mooncoin: "This isn't a sneaky or hidden fastmine". At the same time he indicates that: "The first reward halving goes from 2,000,000 for the first 100,000 blocks to 1,000,000 up to block 200,000. After that, the block reward begins to halve faster; at block 250,000 (600K Mooncoin), then block 300,000 (350K Mooncoin) and block 350,000 (175K Mooncoin). This shortens the block generation period in half, which quickens the rate of coin generation to a smaller amount. This process accelerates as block 375,000 ends a quick 25,000 block generation period of 100K Mooncoin. A mere 9,000 blocks, up to 384,000 blocks, brings about another block halving to 50K Mooncoin. After this, the rest of the coin generation is a tepid 29,531 Mooncoins per block. Bitcoin's block halving is simple and slow. From 50 BTC per block, to 25 BTC, to 12.5 BTC, and to 6.25 BTC per block over 16 years. Mooncoin was started on December 30th, 2013. By March 26th there were 58 billion Mooncoin, which was about 15% of the total expected production. By May, there were 98 billion Mooncoins in existence, representing 25% of the total expected production". There are also very interesting facts about Nxt, Dash (formerly Darkcoin) and other famous coins in the investigation. And it's interesting what would the author say about ICO coins which are popular these days?
The Coingecko's summary for Mooncoin confirms that 'There is no premine for this coin'.
To prove that Mooncoin was really fair unlike many coins, even with a described above scheme of reward halving, there is one simple fact: first adopters couldn't gain a lot at the beginning simply because of when rewards were big, more miners were mining Mooncoin (see above: during 2 days after a launch of Mooncoin people have posted ~2,000 posts in Mooncoin thread at the largest crypto forum which indicates how many miners were active those days), the author forgets that (if we speak about fairness and the first adopters) it matters how many Mooncoins ONE miner was and is able to mine and for which price he/she can/could sell it. The initial price of Mooncoin was 0.00000001 BTC and now it's not higher unlike Bitcoin's price (in 2009-2011 its price was $0.001-$1 and common people had no chance even to hear about Bitcoin, so first adopters were able to mine hundreds of thousands of bitcoins, no matter how block halving worked). Quite the opposite, in late 2013, when Mooncoin was launched, almost everyone had heard already about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency from TV, Internet, so way more people had equal chances. The launch of Mooncoin was a pre-announced event, and many people were ready to mine it (there was some mix-up at the beginning though). Also on December, 28, 2013 an original developer had made an announcement: "On July 21st, 2014 it will be the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing by the Apollo 11 astronauts. On this date, Mooncoin will begin to release one MOON for every USD spent on the Apollo space program at an accelerated rate: 25.4 billion!" That was a one time only event and people had been waiting for it for 7 months.
How do you think, what made a famous domain investor from Alabama, Gregg Ostrick transfer a valuable domain mooncoin.com to the Mooncoin community when the community needed to replace offline deaconboogie's mooncoin.info? How many notable coins have their own .com domains? Litecoin, Dogecoin and ...? :)
Not to mention many other things... Moon Jedi Members, Moonlite, Smart Likes...
Mooncoin history was, is, and always will be interesting.
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European League TagPro - Season 6 Final Preview!
Season 6 European League TagPro Final
It's that time again - after months of competition, the two best teams in European TagPro have emerged and will battle it out to become ELTP's Season 6 champions.
Season 6 League Champions Chasea FC face runners-up and Season 6 Europa Cup winners Boostin Dynamo - the two sides have proved to be unstoppable all season and in the one match where these two sides have played with their respective full line-ups, it ended in a dead heat. However tonight one team will come out on top - will it be Boostin, with possibly the best defensive partnership ever formed in LTP; or will it be Chasea, the cohesive side who lead the league? The captain
Two of ELTP's best players, Sherrattinho and Heisy are no strangers to pressure with 6 LTP finals between them.
Sherrattinho: It's becoming all too familiar at this point - returning to play in his fourth consecutive ELTP final, seeing Sherrattinho in the final is as inevitable as nub losing in the quarters. After joining ELTP in Season 3, he stepped up for TagPro Rangers in place of his captain during the play-offs and was able to help push his team to a win. From there, he established himself as one of the league's top defenders and played a central role in Ballis St Germain's Season 4 league victory and play-off final. He then captained in Season 5 and following some astute draft-picks, he lead his team to his second ELTP victory. The Ball of Fame inductee has shown time and time again that he does not break under pressure, and following an incredible performance this season in which he came 1st in GASP and 2nd in Defensive Player of the Season,
|Player ||Sherrattinho (captain) ||Heisy (captain) |
|Team ||Boostin Dynamo ||Chasea FC |
|Minutes ||280 ||250 |
|GASP D ||6.94 ||6.00 |
|Returns per minute ||13.7 ||11.7 |
Heisy: First stepping onto the competitive scene in Season 3 to play Minors, Heisy quickly earned himself a majors spot and has stayed there since. In Season 5, he reached his first final where he unfortunately fell short against Sherra's side. Since then he's found himself on a new internet connection and reaching new heights, finishing the season 5th in GASP and winning the Captain of the Season award.
The quiet one
Arguably the lead defender for each side, these two players are notoriously quiet, however both are incredibly skilled defenders that have respectively put up some of the strongest defensive performances of the season.
Fat: Hailed by many as TagPro's greatest player, the three-time defensive player of the season joined ELTP in season 2 after being a PUB and PUG star. Since then, Fat has almost inarguably been ELTP's greatest defender, consistently putting up near-unmatched stats and being one of only two-players to win all three of ELTP's Gold trophies. His role in Rolling BC's Season 4 Play-off victory (AKA the 'Fat Final') and his recent most-well rounded player award demonstrate that Fat is able to grab his team by the scruff of the neck and carry them to victory.
|Player ||Fat ||ethce |
|Team ||Boostin Dynamo ||Chasea FC |
|Minutes ||360 ||311 |
|GASP D ||6.25 ||6.39 |
|Returns per minute ||12.1 ||12.3 |
ethce: Joining ELTP in Season 5 as an unknown pub-player, ethce was able to dominate minors for FC Capoli and step in to their majors line-up when needed. Since then, he was picked up by Heisy for a relatively low 24 TagCoins - following an incredible performance this season which saw him come 6th in GASP and 9th in Balka's stats, it is unlikely this mechanically-stellar player will ever go for so little in the auction again.
The other one
Following two very different statistical performances this season it seems odd to compare Voodoo to Dead Nan - Dead Nan was the lead performance in his team's road to the league victory and the play-off final, whereas Voodoo often felt like an extra with no lines in the 'Fat and Sherra' show. That said, both are mechanically some of the best players in the game, and here and there the Voodoo of Season 4 shines through.
Voodoo: After drastically improving in the off-season between season 3 and 4, Voodoo was a late-round pick for Ballis St Germain and turned out to be one of the best-valued picks of the draft (going for only 4 TagCoins), putting up some of the most impressive stats of the season and helped his team to win the league. Following a one season break, Voodoo returned and was pegged by many to once again be one of the league's top players - however despite having the best defensive duo ever formed in ELTP on his team, Voodoo has proved to be overwhelmingly sub-par. Coming 34th in GASP, Voodoo only managed to muster up 14 caps all season - to put this in perspective, Sam- stepped in place for Voodoo one week and nearly managed to get this many caps in 40 minutes. In spite of this, Voodoo has been there to play solid support offence for WishICared, and is able to fill in for Sherrattinho and Fat on defence in brief moments so they can show him how it's done (who between them have as many caps as he does).
|Player ||Voodoo ||Dead Nan |
|Team ||Boostin Dynamo ||Chasea FC |
|Minutes ||234 ||280 |
|GASP O ||4.44 ||7.31 |
|Caps ||14 ||38 |
Dead Nan: Fat is to defence what Dead Nan is to offence - the Geordie star has been at the forefront of competitive TagPro since he began playing in Season 2. The four-time offensive player of the season was swiftly inducted into the Ball of Fame after only two seasons in competitive, and over his time in ELTP has racked up more silverware than anyone else. This season saw him finish with the most caps, the most hold, the height O GASP, and win Most Valuable Ball for the second time. However despite his unparalleled offensive ability, Dead Nan is a well-known bottler - in spite of his incredible teams season after season, Dead Nan has often failed to live up to his own abilities in play-offs, and has only managed to win the ELTP final once (which can largely be put down to jaw-dropping performances from his team-mates, Fat and Watball). Though the rest of Chasea are all top-level players, make no mistake that Dead Nan has been at the helm of their league victory - if anyone can crack Boostin's top-tier defence it's Dead Nan, however first he needs to not crack himself
Throughout the regular season, WishICared and Laurens played an important role for their respective sides. However as WishICared cares more about his skiing holiday than the ELTP final and after okthen's complementary performance in the semi-final, SIGSEGV and okthen will be stepping in their place. These two have a monumental 61 minutes of play and 7 caps between them, and the fate of their teams may rest in their hands.
including play-off performances
|Player ||SIGSEGV ||okthen |
|Team ||Boostin Dynamo ||Chasea FC |
|Minutes ||11 ||50 |
|GASP O ||0.39 ||N/A |
|Caps ||1 ||6 |
SIGSEGV: Stepping in for WishICared, SIG joined ELTP last season and was drafted onto one of the league's worst teams to date where he was unfortunately unable to showcase his talents. Joining Boostin Dynamo in Season 6, SIGSEGV had a respectable season where he was always just a slither behind WishICared, and managed to come 3rd in Offensive Player of the Season and 1st in Fuck You and Your GASP. Recently SIG has shown himself to be a rising star, excelling in PUBs and scrims. If he is able to overcome his nerves, SIG may well end up securing his major's spot for next season tonight.
okthen: The American captain has been on the NA competitive-scene for about a year now and has long been recognised to be a high-class offender. Bringing his skills to Chorbit for ELTP season 6, okthen is the first American to play in the final of ELTP. Despite barely playing for Chasea this season, okthen is able to provide excellent support offence for Dead Nan, and between the two of them they can get out of base in a moments notice or provide impenetrable offensive-D as two self-proclaimed "O/D Gods". Though his role may largely be to aid Dead Nan in getting out of base, okthen was able to shine in the semi-finals himself and put up 6 caps in 50 minutes - much like SIGSEGV, they could make the difference between three good players and an incredible team.
A Word With The Captains What do you think about your opponents?
Sherrattinho: They're obviously good as they've shown the entire season, Heisy has done a really good job drafting, Dead Nan for 60 something is going to make any team super strong, especially with ethce stepping up this season and Laurens supporting Dead Nan well. Should be a great game.
Heisy: Obviously they have the best defence in the league, probably ever. Their offence is strong but probably not the toughest our defence have faced this season. They went undefeated with their full lineup which is impressive, we managed to beat them without Fat early on and gave them their only draw with their full lineup.
What are your thoughts on tonight's maps?:
Sherrattinho: I don't think they're terrible, We guessed they were going to ban out pilot but it seemed they were too frightened to take on the sherra fat smirk challenge. Bar that, pilot's always fun, transilio can make for some really exciting matches as well. Monarch is OK and the games in S5 on it were mediocre at best so I guess we'll see. The pool was pretty good overall (no citadel yiss), no complaints here.
Heisy: We got our 1st and 2nd choice maps in with both pilot and transilio and monarch was either 4th or 5th, so I was pretty happy with the results of the veto. I think both games will probably be low scoring with only a few caps in it unless it gets to monarch which I'm really not sure what will happen on.
Boostin's offence showed in the semi-final that they struggle against top defenders, how do think they will do against Heisy and ethce?
Sherrattinho: I felt on wormy kuttrebar completely went off on d and was rekking everyone, so unless there's one of those performances I think we'll do better. SIGSEGV is playing today because WishICared has left us to go ski so hopefully they'll have a better time getting out, Heisy and ethce are a good defence but I'm just going to bank on Heisy being tilted from the S5 final #didnubeevenplay
Dead Nan and Laurens have formed a solid partnership all season, what made you bring okthen in?
Heisy: I brought okthen in last week cause Laurens was making a few mistakes and hadn't practiced that much on wormy. okthen has played with Dead before in MLTP and while Laurens is definitely better than okthen on eu servers individually, okthen is more supportive and on a map like wormy against a good defence it was better for getting out, his o/d is better as well.
Analysis The teams will face-off in a best-of-three matches format, with each match consisting of two 10 minute halves on three pre-selected maps (Pilot, Transilio, and Monarch).
For the first time since Season 3, ELTP's two strongest sides have found themselves get all the way to the final. Playing tonight are four ex-finalists, three Ball of Fame inductees, and two MVB winners. There could not be two more worthy teams in the final - and despite Chasea's stellar league performance, it is Boostin and their unbeaten (with the full line-up) that rank in many minds as favourites). All season, the key to Boostin Dynamo's success has been their unmatched defence. Not only are Fat and Sherrattinho two phenomenal players in-and-of themselves, but together they form a partnership which has yet to be beaten. Team after team has found themselves unable to grab and get out against these two, freeing up their otherwise lacklustre offence to grab (their team has the lowest amount of enemy hold by over 4000 seconds, and as a team they have the second-highest number of grabs at 3.8 per minute). Though Voodoo and WishICared (replaced by SIGSEGV) have struggled to get out and to hold, Fat and Sherra have rendered other teams completely paralysed and through sheer attrition they come out on top (with Fat and Sherra on defence they are yet to lose).
Yet it is unclear if their tried-and-tested formula will work against Chasea. Firstly, Chasea's defence is much stronger than Boostin will be used to, and following their semi-final against Panathinaikiss (whose defence contained the ex-defensive player of the season, kutrebar) where they struggled to get out they may run into problems - Heisy and ethce form a quality defensive duo whose no-grab and chasing ability has given them the 3rd most prevent and 3rd lowest amount of enemy hold. Secondly, Fat and Sherra's uncrackable defence may not withstand Dead Nan and okthen's brilliantly executed grabs. Beyond this, though Fat and Sherra are undoubtedly two of the best blockers in all of TagPro, the Offensive-D that Dead Nan and okthen will respond with is also some of the best in the game.
With their respective full line-ups, the two teams finished in a 1-1 tie. The deciding factor tonight could be the maps - Sherrattinho and Fat picked Pilot as the first map in the hopes that Chasea will struggle on it after seeing them suffer one of their only three losses of the season on it. However this could largely be down to the fact that Dead Nan was severely underpracticed after having only just started playing again going into this game.
Next up will be Transilio - the fast-paced map will see the each team's offensive-D skills pushed to the limits in what will likely be a high-scoring match. Though Voodoo and SIGSEGV are both reasonably good on O/D, they may suffer against Heisy and ethce particularly with Dead Nan's uncanny ability to read blocks.
If a team has not emerged on top after the first two matches, a deciding match will be played on Monarch - previously played in ELTP Season 5, Dead Nan and nub received the highest GASP respectively in that week and we will likely see a battle between Dead Nan's skills as a flag-carrier versus Fat and Sherra's ability to keep the flag back in base.
I think these two teams, despite their ridiculously close semi finals, have been head and shoulders above the others this season and we couldn't have asked for a better final. Map one is pilot, which was Boostin's first choice as apparently Dead Nan hates it, so I see a BDN win on this map by two caps. Second game on Transilio will be a comfortable win for Chasea as BDN haven't look too conformtable on this all week. That leaves Monarch where I honestly think Boostin should win on this map and will take this by a couple caps.
Game 1 (Pilot) : BDN 6 - 4 Chasea
Game 2 (Transilio) : BDN 4 - 7 Chasea
Game 3 (Monarch): BDN 4 - 1 Chasea
Boostin Dynamo Win
Reflecting on all that was said above, I think the final will largely descend into a battle between Fat + Sherra versus Dead Nan - between these two I couldn't pick a favourite, and so I think the deciding factor will end up being how well SIGSEGV and Voodoo can deal with ethce and Heisy. If SIG and Voo can play at their best, then Boostin will put up a tight game, but I expect to see them outclassed. If it comes down to overtime, I wouldn't be surprised to see Boostin's ability to hold their nerve bring them out on top.
Game 1 (Pilot): BDN 3 - 3 Chasea
Game 2 (Transilio): BDN 3 - 6 Chasea
Game 3 (Monarch): BDN 2 - 1 Chasea
Overtime: Boostin win
That's all from the preview, the only thing left now is to watch the game - the Bronze final (sorry I didn't have time to write a preview) will begin at 8:15GMT and will be followed by the Gold final (estimated time: 9:30 GMT).
Now you’re all up-to-date, make sure you check out the hype videos produced by Gnais and MagicPigeon, here, here, and here!
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