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12 Reasons to Invest in Primecoin

‎1- Primecoin‬ is the First non Hash-Cash PoW Crypto-Currency.
2- Naturally Scarce
3- Very fast confirmations - 1min/block
4- Elastic supply
5- Primecoin is sustainable
6- Primecoin is currently the “fairest” coin to mine
7- Primecoin can introduce new participants to the new digital economy
8- Proof-of-work cryptos will gradually transition toward energy-multiuse, ie providing both security & technological computing values. And Primecoin is the pioneer in this realm.
9- Primecoin has anti-centralization features
10- Primecoin captures the Wasted Energy of Bitcoin's Algorithm - The mining is actually useful
11- Primecoin has direct by-products
12- Primecoin has been developed by Sunny King, one of the most talented crypto-technologists of the rank of Satoshi Nakamoto
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Scam Scale Rating, auditing proposal

_trendspotter at /goodcoin brought up an evaluation we can use to at least measure, rate, or review cryptocurrency based on how good they are. Here at scamcoin I think we should come up the evaluation on how BAD these guys are, just the opposite of his scale. I suggest you should use this guide also as a reference when you are looking to INVEST in a cryptocurrency.
If you guys have suggestions/ideas feel free to bring it up. It is no way being objective but at least we can try. Power to the people.
The problem I still trying to sort out is to weight some features properly:
Anyway, the proposal
Scammy Scale Rating with simple Yes or No:
1) NOT de-centralize & Not open source 2) No open-source at the release 3) "Public offering" period where one has to pay to mine early 4) No fair launch announcement, unreasonable pre-mine and/or any insta-mine 5) Extremely low starting difficulty 6) No adoption among merchants/vendors/region/country. 7) No trading at big exchanges (e.g. not on BTC-e) 8) Not offer any new feature. Clonecoins or Litecoin forking 9) Bad developer supports, lack of community or forum 10) Releasing bad software that impedes certain users from using/mining the coin. Or "faulty" start, "nodes" problem 11) Slow transaction or confirmation time 12) Short block time when mining 13) Inflated to billion of shares/coins or unreasonable supplies 14) Pseudo mumbo jumbo descriptions of the cryptocurrency 15) Poor official website, hastily done 16) No anonymity support (no Zerocoin implementation) 17) Weak security, vulnerable to 51% attack (No POS or Proof of Stake) 18) Aggressive marketing campaign, hijacking forums and threads, tons of giveaways and faucets 19) Bloat future blockchain, e.g. 2GB-60-100GB wallet you have to update even though your wallet has 2 ABC coin. 20) Weak to ASIC,GPU,FPGA miners, BotNet, or does not give everyone at least a fair chance to mine
21) Reversible transaction -- Not sure if I should leave this out
22) Low mining profitability (vs mining Bitcoin)
23) Designed to be inflationary nature
24) No interest rate of earning coin per year
25) No Multi-hashing algorithms
26) Recent release
27) Pump and dump announcements (Twitter, Facebook, subreddits or forums) associated with said cryptocurrency
28) "Rebooting" the coin, or "coin makeover" to make it fair mining/distribution again
29) Shady developers' history and/or shady major fund backers' history/intention
30) No trendsetter or no noise around the web. Use Google Trend as a way to monitor buzzes.
Example:http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=quark%20coin%2C%20bitcoin&cmpt=q 31) Not much liquidity and being dependent. How dependent of that alt-coin to that of Bitcoin? Meaning, if Bitcoin goes down 20% in value, will it also dip 20% or more?
32) Unknown or less coins' volume/share percentage jumped through the roof while other known coins have modest or small gain. Example: SexCoin jumped 1200% in a single day while Bitcoin gained 3.8%
33) "Pay first, deliver product [Bitcoin 2.0] later" - essentially investors are convinced they have to pay first in USD/bitcoin because they are promised by the developers/company to have an "EARLY START" or "EARLY SHARES" or "PRE-SHARES" on the best next-generation "Bitcoin 2.0" coin that will make Bitcoin obsolete and will be the next biggest thing in the universe. Except for the part where "the biggest thing in the universe" is nowhere to be seen.
34) Interoperability
35) Purely Proof-of-Stake (POS) coins
We then can further breakdown and give weigh point to each feature and start ranking them.
For example:
CrappyCoin : 10 yes, 15 No. A simple solution is each Yes = 1 point and each No = 0 point. However, subjectively some features should be weight more than others. I should point how to merchant adoption and trading/buy/sell at big exchanges, multi-hashing and fair mining for everyone should be scored higher. It goes hand-in-hand with its release date.
Feel free to discuss.
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Attention all cryptocurrency aficionados, we have a problem. Stop trading, and read this, then resume. Seriously, stop.

Go ahead, click on the handle and see that I just made it a couple of hours ago. It's ok, I don't blame you, the validity of opinions totally depend on time stamps. Like, I don't need to stay anonymous right?
There is a major communications gap between the technical, developer side, and the two groups who can actually take Bitcoin to established places: the investors, and the masses. I'm from a family of investors, and I also have a thing for technical stuff, which is why I'm spelling this out down for whomever doesn't seem to see the big problem.
Just like the majority of the population doesn't understand what a block or class is, I have a feeling lots of people on our side don't really understand what goes through the average person's on a daily basis.
While the people leading the march towards cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin in particular, are extremely able and intelligent, they have one big flaw: they're not talented business people. These are the same people that mark most low level questions on stack exchange as "unproductive", and 'off topic', and close them, even though those questions end up being the first result of a Google search. You might think that they know better. No, they don't. As harsh as it may sound, they are the Wozniaks who don't care about profitability, and they are adamant to believe that the pure beauty of their coin's technology will save the day. The other day I was speaking with a miner, and I expressed my concerns about Ripple. He asked whether or not it was open source, I said no. He immediately said, "Well then, it won't go anywhere, it's not open source, it's shit". This is a perfect example of the lack of foresight and flexibility which is at the heart of what will be BTC's downfall. It's time to realize that Bitcoin needs a Jobs, or it'll join the likes of Netscape and AskJeeves.
Bitcoin will be killed because of a lack of marketing, narrow sighted supporters, and the clout of altcoins curtailing it.
Look at my concerns about Ripple, a corporation claiming to be a decentralized cryptocurrency p2p network. Ripple has recently gained popularity, partly due to nice, Apple-esque publicity stunts, lots of shills (please, blogs on Forbes, could you be more obvious), and a website I actually feel inclined to browse. Decentralized is a buzzword for ripple, and nobody reads the second line, where they mention that to them, decentralization means having bases in multiple locations. Also surprising is the fact that they have completely severed themselves from their ties to Mt.Gox. Sure, way to gain my trust. They're holding on to half of the XRP to dole out? Thank you, but I do not need welfare.
Another nice example is Litecoin. Two months ago, I read about Litecoin, and the fact that the founder was brother to the CEO of BTC China. Speaking with a friend, I foresaw the rise of Ltc, and surprise surprise, the Lee brothers have played a nice game: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000219884. A single Reddit post as to why the owner of a BTC exchange refuses to take LTC, and the price drops. Amazing what a name drop and some Reddit posts can do, no?
Smart investors look for stability, and uniqueness. What will make the next big thing stand out, and will it be worth my money. Can it be easily used and understood by the masses, without making them feel dumb (iPhone vs Android, MacOS, Windows vs Linux, OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office, standard vs automatic). Sure there will be adopters of the opensource, I myself prefer standard to automatic any day, but I as a single person, don't matter, the masses, who can make 1 person a millionaire with the purchase of a .99c app, matter.
If I, the investor, see a new altcoin coming out by the hour, with a supposed new unique "specialness", not only will I feel that the main contender, Bitcoin, is lacking and not a stable and secure investment, but I'll also doubt the validity of the rest of the cryptocurrency world all together. Think about it like this, to th real investors, Sumerian and C# look awfully similar, and they need the comprehensible English words to reassure me. Go to yahoo.com, what do you see? For them, mining happens underground where you send canaries. They do not understand hashes, they don't understand ASIC, SHA-266, FPGA, and you'll be lucky if they can tell you what a CPU does. Frankly, they shouldn't, it's not their job.
Bitcoin's success depends on institutionalized money investing into the network, giving it validity, and making it an established form of currency. The more altcoins there are, the more institutions will shy away from investing: Why would they? They don't talk code, they talk money, and this one break in communication is enough to dump cryptocurrencies down the drain. Those comparing BTC to gold: there isn't a Gold 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, coming out every other day. Gold is valuable because it's unique. Altcoins destroy that uniqueness for BTC. No, Richard Branson saying he likes BTC is not enough, and no, a store in Timbuktu accepting BTC, while very comforting, will not take this anywhere. You need major players for the long term.
I want BTC to do well and become established, not because of personal investment, but because I am truly sick and tired of the big people in governments and the F500s determining everything that has to do with our lives, be it ripping us off with trade agreements that should be constitutional referendums, tax hikes on our hard earned money, or what is good or not for me to consume and put into my body.
Unfortunately, it seems like we as a society aren't ready for it yet, and seem to prefer the "pump and dump" method to altruistic sacrifices for the greater good of cryptocurrency. I don't blame anyone, we're only human, but I do hope I'm wrong.
TL;DR: Bitcoin will be destroyed by altcoins due to lack of marketing to the masses (it doesn't look sexy, ok!), and the diffusion of capital. Altcoins will go nowhere because institutionalized investment and public interest will fall due to instability. This will cause the drop of value in all cryptocurrencies, and investors will lose millions. Altcoin creators: Stop diluting the market to make a name for yourselves, start working on BTC to make it a name for everyone. Altcoin buyers: 0.5 gram of gold is worth more than 1 gram of silver. Just because you don't own one entire BTC, it doesn't make you less cool.
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