Shamanic Economics in Shasta!


Shasta’s west face (not far from Rob’s home!)

Mazaclub, developers of, Tate for Mazacoin & Encompass Multcoin, are bringing Payu Harris, original creator of mazacoin, and much of the voice behind mazacoin, to Mt Shasta, where Rob Nelson, Mazacoin Development Coordinator, and Sarah Verbanac of mazaclub both live.

Just as Shasta is, Mazacoin is designed to be used by the many tribes, not just one. To make this so, we must begin to bring the message beyond the Oglala Sioux to the rest of North America, and beyond.

Mt Shasta is regarded by many as the root chakra of the Earth, and by others the Heart. Mt Shasta is regarded as one of the Earth’s most sacred sites by many people all over the world. We see the tribes around the mountain struggling to protect the forests, the water, the salmon, just as we see tribes all over the Earth trying to protect their lands from pipelines, logging, freeways, and more.

We have seen the natural energy flowing this year from the Black Hills to Mt Shasta.  The Rainbow Family held their annual US gathering wintu_CnD_orderin Lakota territory, The Black Hills, and Payu Harris went with many others, including Chase Iron Eyes, who’s been very supportive of mazacoin. After the annual gathering a Rainbow Family tradition is to see a large contingent of the Rainbow Family got to Mt Shasta. The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, a Mt Shasta area tribe, issued a Cease and Desist Order to the Rainbow Tribe. The Order demanded that the Rainbow Tribe cease trespassing on their lands, which has been a long standing request by many Shasta area locals.

We see a need to develop more cohesive agreements between tribes, including non “tradtional” tribes like Rainbow, which has no chiefs, or president, but yet still must find ways to coexist with the tribes who steward the lands they use.

Mazaclub is flying Payu to Seattle and we will arrive in Mt Shasta about the 12th of August. In what we think is the true fashion of mazacoin, shamanic economics, we will let the mountain guide us along our way. We will intend to meet with leaders and members of local tribes, and meet with the many world travelers that come to Mt Shasta on their spiritual and shamanic journeys, and local community leaders. We will also attend as many events, powows, festivals, and the like as we’re able.

In Shasta we find a great many tribes, beyond those with federal recognition. Some of those, are new, much like the Rainbow Family is relatively new. We know that mazacoin can help each of these tribes, but mazacoin needs the help of each of them. If mazacoin is to last 7 generations, and what we build with it to last equally as long, we need more than financiers, more than cryptography experts, more than developers.

If mazacoin is to last more than 7 generations, we need to find how it serves us beyond the simple use as money. In Honduras, there is a blockchain based land title program underway, in Isle of Man money services are registered via blockchain. We see many smart contract and similar platforms are coming online. Sidechains are becoming a reality.

It is clear that mazacoin must grow. The blockchain, the mazachain, is designed to grow itself. With the value we create in the mazachain, by using as money for trade, we are able to effect change in the world before us. Take a first example in mining mazacoin. It currently requires wasteful equipment and large amounts of power. To remain successful, a miner must focus on efficiency, so it requires that we use the value created to make more and more efficient miners and power to run them. A large mining operation might need to be more efficient than the local power company and build their own generation facility. If this were to be done by a federally recognized tribe, and tribal corporation, this alone could turn the tide for many tribes, on a financial level, and on an ecological level as well. Dams are created now, which flood the homes of many tribes, and throughout the western US, prevent the salmon from running upstream. Mining is just the first example of how mazacoin can be capable of transforming the poverty of the typical reservation into a model of economic prosperity, and sound ecology.  shastadamBut this is all just beginning, and just the beginning. While we can see the opportunities, we can see obstacles that must be overcome. We need the leaders that come from all 4 directions to know how we must grow mazacoin. Trade, and our interaction with the Earth are about much more than money. At the root, all of our interactions in trade represent agreements. As so many tribes know, agreements are often not worth the paper they’ve been written on. We need to make fair and transparent systems for making agreements with something worth more than paper – mazacoin.

Again, developing methods for unbreakable agreements is work for much more than coders, and cryptologists, financial experts. We need chiefs, elders, statesmen, and shamans. We need People. The People are the ones to use mazacoin, the people should define how it grows to help us all.

We will bring the mazacoin message to the Mountain, and ask that it be carried in the Wind.

View from Mt Shasta's peak

View from Mt Shasta’s peak

We’ll be posting video, audio, and of course, pics of our journey. We hope that you’ll join us in spirit as we ride!

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You can help by donating MZC or BTC to the addresses below. We will
convert BTC immediately to dollars to cover travel (gas) and other
necessary expenses, and we'll hold the MZC until needed. Our goal for
donations is open ended, as is our journey. With funding, we can extend
our Shamanic Economics from Shasta and continue to meet with more tribes
elsewhere in California, and beyond. We'll, of course, let you know how
we spend those funds! Any remaining funds at the conclusion of Shamanic
Economics, we will put into a bounty fund for the first mazacoin-related
project to come from a member of a Shasta area tribe or town.

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Rob Nelson



Happy 2015!!

A Quiet Fall – A Very Positive New Year for All!

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were festive!

What’s going on with Mazacoin? I’ve heard many of you ask that in the last several weeks, while this page has been so very quiet. Various mazacoin projects have pushed forward in the last month, and the market has definitely taken notice!

Truly, mazacoin is maturing. We see more and more commercial support for mazacoin every day. I’ve been talking with Payu every few days, as he spends more time on the rez in Pine Ridge, and we’re seeing more support and interest from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and more tribes that are basically waiting to see what the OST does with and around mazacoin.

Payu has demonstrated to the OST, and on youtube, methods for governmental record storage using blockchain technology, and is talking to the OST about how mazacoin can be used to truly grow and expand the economic opportunities for tribe members by making tribal lands a safe haven for cryptocurrency development, startups, and services. In my own opinion, there’s nothing better the tribes could do today than to encourage financial services businesses to move to the reservations, and train & employ local residents.

We’re seeing mazacoin being added to most every new exchange, and maintaining volume levels that put it in the top 25 or so coins on Cryptsy in BTC volume. We’ve seen the mazacoin blockchain hashpower nearly triple over the last month, and the pool operators I’ve talked to, like our very own Owlhooter of are reporting that their networks are seeing easily doubled hashrates. New pools are coming online, new faucets are popping up, and social media buzz around mazacoin is increasing quite a bit.

On that note: Tomi has an initiative running right now to crowdfund production of commemorative Mazacoin Silver Rounds! He and Sarah have been working an active social media campaign to spread the word about the indiegogo project – and word is spreading fast! Don’t wait ’til the last minute! Network effect will sweep these away, I think. These rounds look like they’ll be beautiful 1/4oz rounds. Check out the IndieGogo Campaign!

My own team, mazaclub, has been working very hard this past month, rolling out new network services, improving our mazachain blockexplorer, and more. We have a new mazacoin market monitor for you with mazacoin resources, links and news up on our a< href="">home page We’ve released new wallet software today, and have more ready to deliver later this week. We have a fresh port of electrum for you  - “Tate” – released just this morning. Tate is a lightweight deterministic mazacoin wallet, complete with multisig capability. We’ll release our new multicoin wallet, Encompass, a modular port of Electrum later this week. Encompass makes use of mazaclub’s new ChainKey modules to integrate multiple currencies, with a single seed to generate address/key pairs for all supported currencies. Initially Encompass will support MZC, LTC, and BTC, but can support any coin with a proper ChainKey module for that coin.

Perhaps the clearest sign of maturing development in the mazacoin ecosystem, we have word from Payu that he’s anticipating delivery of the first Mazacoin ATM, built by CoinOutlet, to the Pine Ridge Reservation in the next few weeks! Can’t wait to see these in operation!

As always, no matter how positive the news, mazacoin needs you to grow and thrive! The dev team always needs coders, documenters, testers. The social media team needs your help too! Join us on Twitter and Reddit and help make mazacoin an economic force for the future!

Mazacoin Report, November 11, 2014

Just a quick update for you this time!

News is a little infrequent. The slow market has slowed the news cycles everywhere we’re looking. We do know that a few core teams are hunkered down in front of their terminals busily getting new products and services ready for you; but alas, most of these projects are being a little stealthy right now. Core development work is progressing slower than we’d like, though in the interim, we do know that the newest alpha mazacoind-new has been in production on a few networks for a couple weeks.

There are several testnet nodes, and p2pool-testnet nodes for you to get your game on and come up with some new way to use mazacoin!

If you would like to see more and faster developments, jump in! Stop by our IRC channel and tell us if you’d like to help out. You can also use our subreddit, though we’re (almost) always plugged in to IRC. Links to these places are on the Community page.

If you prefer, you can always see a need, and fill it – check in with us at github, make an issue, or put in a pull request to close an issue :) – or make an issue that we need more docs, and write those docs!! :)