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 CryptoADHD.com 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="https://maza.club">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!