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Counterparty News (2014)

CPNEWS (200 divisible tokens) was the last of my three 2014 financial experiments after the JPJA ebook and the JPBULL/JPBEAR bitcoin options. I made a blog, counterpartynews.com, with current events from the Counterparty ecosystem. Contributors received CPNEWS tokens at a pre-defined monthly schedule. “100 CPNEWS to be distributed monthly the first year. 50 monthly the second year, and so on. Content creators will share 90 CPNEWS, while 10 are reserved […]

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Block Time Probability Table

The below table shows the probability of at least N new Bitcoin blocks in the next T minutes. The red cell is just an example. It tells there’s an 18.5% chance of getting 5 or more new blocks within the next 30 minutes. “< 1/k” means less than a one in thousand chance of occurring. “< 1/M” means less than one in a million. “< 1/G” means less than one […]

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Donation Dispensers for My XCP Projects

Over the coming months I plan to contribute these open source solutions to Counterparty (and perhaps also Dogeparty). Token History Search [COMPLETE]View live versions for Counterparty and Dogeparty. Source code on Github. Passphrase Tool [COMPLETE]View live version. Source code on Github. Useful for exporting addresses (legacy and segwit), e.g. for import to Electrum.For seed recovery, you can try CounterTools. Opreturn Builder [UNDER CONSTRUCTION]This tool will make it possible to use […]

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JPJA Extraordinary Dividend

Holders of JPJA just received 2 JPGOLD 0.01 JPBULL 0.01 JPBEAR 0.5 CPNEWS per share of JPJA. Background JPJA is the most prominent of my 2014 experiments. However, I also did a few more. In my previous blog post I made a comprehensive list of my early tokens and also notarized a zip file with relevant sources. In short, these tokens represent all my experimentation with peer-to-peer finance in 2014. […]

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JP’s Asset Shop

In 2014 I did several token experiments in line with Counterparty’s vision of ‘pioneering peer-to-peer finance‘. In 2015 I let creativity loose and made a few trading cards. I’m also an OG collector of asset names. Tokens Date Token Supply Price Description 2014-06-11 JPGOLD 1000 0.011 First scarce 1/N 2014-06-12 OLGA 1 N/A First 1/1 NFT, onchain metadata 2014-06-22 JPJA 100 0.36 First 1/N NFT, pdf ebook 2014-08-13 OLGA (XDP) […]

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XCP CARDS – My 2015 NFT Project

From 2015 to 2017 I worked on a side-project, XCP CARDS, which aimed to be a crypto trading card platform. Although the website never grew beyond beta, it did lead to some of the first immutable and CC NFTs. CHURCHHILL, GENET, GRAYWOLF and LOCHNESS each has a supply of 100. Each has an onchain hash from November 2015 proving their design. GENET, GRAYWOLF and LOCHNESS are CC licensed cards from […]

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How to Reverse Engineer Counterparty TX’s

For my pet-project Electrum Counterparty I need to replicate the various op_return messages used by Counterparty. Beware, this blog post is very technical – not very interesting for most people – but I share my insights to other developers who may be interested. A good starting point is the counterpartylib python code. Each transaction type (also called message) has its own .py script. The overall structure is added to a […]

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Hidden Gems – 2014/’15 Bitcoin NFTs & Collectables

The token ecosystem of 2014 and 2015 is characterized by creativity and experimentation. Little money was involved at the time and a handful of visionaries, driven by ideas not greed, came up with some pretty fascinating stuff. The tokens I present here are all on Bitcoin/Counterparty, which was the dominant standard pre Ethereum. My list is by no means complete. I merely list the most exciting tokens I can remember […]

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JPJA (2014) – Book NFT & DeFi Pioneer

JPJA is a book NFT from June 2014. It was a visionary project that outlined the modern NFT economy. Timeline June 22, 2014: JPJA issued with a fixed supply of 100 indivisible tokens and description “JPJA Share“. June 27, 2014: The eBook is announced on Bitcointalk: June 28, 2014: The description is updated to: “1 share = 1 % of eBook tips. See JPJA.net”. Also on the same day: Five […]

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8 Reasons OLGA is Worth ₿88

The OLGA NFT is for sale at a price of 88.88888888 BTC. The symbolism of eternal eights aside, the old money equivalent is $4,000,000 at $45,000 per Bitcoin. Here are eight reasons we think the price is fair: Olga is the first ever NFTDespite what some may claim, I have yet to see an older true NFT. Typically the earlier pre-NFT experiments were not properly tokenized. They expired and fresh […]

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