I made a Blockchain
January 20, 2018 3:33 PM   Subscribe

I made a Blockchain
Cryptocurrency is our future, there's no doubt about it. So I set out to make my own Blockchain, which required mining some coin, which I call JimCoin™. Some smart people invested early and before long the chain was growing.

After 24 hours we had over 50 investors including some Big Names. This Blockchain is still growing by the hour, there's no telling how big this bubble will get. I don't know where this will take me, but I know I finally have an answer to this question.
Role: investor builder supergenious
posted by bondcliff (17 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on January 31, 2018: JimCoin™ : because CryptoWood™ is NOW.

you are horrible and i love this
posted by cortex at 3:34 PM on January 20 [8 favorites]


Can I become an "investor" by asking here? I don't use my twitter account anymore.

(This made me laugh today and I needed it; thank you, bondcliff. If this is the dumbest thing you've ever done and it's brightened the day for me (and others), then I say: please keep doing dumb things.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 8:47 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


I'm proud and honored to be part of the blockchain.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:20 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


Also, the only block chain that I'd recommend storing alongside with a fire extinguisher...
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:55 AM on January 21


P.S. I really need to get one of those eyebolt screwing bits. I had a hell of a time putting bolts in my cathedral ceiling for hanging plants earlier this year.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:55 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]


Btw I do think it's important to mention that bondcliff is running an auction to benefit Planned Parenthood as part of this project, which is pretty cool.

(Thanks for adding me, bondcliff! So honored to be part of JimCoin™ history.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 2:08 PM on January 21 [2 favorites]


I keep getting outbid!!
posted by jessamyn at 4:36 PM on January 21 [2 favorites]


I keep getting outbid!!

Well, then, keep bidding!

At this point the chain is at 101 nodes, all but two (#69 and #100) with someone's Twitter name on them. One of them is @Metafilter and one is the name of a dog that I added as a favor for someone. It's over 40 feet long and will eventually hang throughout the ceiling of my workshop.

I've ended the "just say so and I'll add you" period because I don't really want to spend the rest of my life cutting wood, screwing in eye screws, and linking them with chain. Not for nothing, anyway. I'm offering standard and upgraded blocks for a small fee, to pay for the supplies and my time, but mostly to end the madness.

I won't link to the rate sheet here because it probably breaks the guidelines but you can find it if you poke around on my Twitter. Mefites will get added for free. Two upgraded sales have paid for the screws and chain I had to buy once this thing took off. So far I've only had to use scrap wood.

This has been a lot of fun and, surprisingly, not one person has told me I'm stupid, or doing crypto wrong, or whatever. Everyone so far has gotten the joke. People are fun.
posted by bondcliff at 5:10 PM on January 21 [7 favorites]


You really need to fork it.
posted by Gorgik at 12:17 PM on January 22 [4 favorites]


I'm a guy in his basement using needle nose pliers to connect wood blocks. I don't know what that means.
posted by bondcliff at 12:34 PM on January 22




I don't know what that means.

I don't, either. I was just hoping you'd add a fork.
posted by Gorgik at 5:12 AM on January 23 [5 favorites]


Hmmm. I may add that as an option.

Updates: So far my #69 auction is at over $100.00 (100% for Planned Parenthood) and I've made enough from premium blocks to make up for what I spent on supplies. I've actually turned a small profit, though I'm charging more to end the insanity than to make money.

I also had the most insane weekend of my life.
posted by bondcliff at 6:24 AM on January 23 [4 favorites]


I've ended the "just say so and I'll add you" period because I don't really want to spend the rest of my life cutting wood, screwing in eye screws, and linking them with chain. Not for nothing, anyway. I'm offering standard and upgraded blocks for a small fee, to pay for the supplies and my time, but mostly to end the madness.

This seems like an actual physical metaphor for the evolution of the MeFi membership policy.
Also,
Metafilter: I don't really want to spend the rest of my life cutting wood, screwing in eye screws, and linking them with chain. Not for nothing, anyway.
posted by chococat at 7:25 AM on January 23 [5 favorites]




Dang it, I missed the #69 auction!!!

Is it still possible to get in on the (real hardwood) floor of JimCoin? I’d be happy to make a donation for an upgrade. I have an idea for a block, too, if you’re willing.

Please memail me if you’re still interested in continuing this insane project. :)
posted by darkstar at 11:30 PM on January 31 [1 favorite]


Out-freaking-standing!!!

You are awesome, bondcliff - thank you!
posted by darkstar at 3:54 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


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