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Bitcoin ring [message #30229] Tue, 05 July 2011 15:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar goebat  is currently offline goebat
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Hi,

This is my first post in here, so greetings everyone!

My first item in sterling silver arrived yesterday and I thought I'd share my excitement here.

It is a bitcoin ring. If you don't know what bitcoins are, they're a new decentralised, digital peer to peer currency that's got a lot of people really
excited. If you'd like to find out more, check out http://www.bitcoin.org/

Here are some pics of my new design, and some of the original design too:

index.php?t=getfile&id=9817&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=9818&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=9819&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=9820&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=9821&private=0

The ring with the larger logo is the original design, in stainless steel.

Hope you like them Smile
Cheers!



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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30237 is a reply to message #30229 ] Tue, 05 July 2011 17:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great design !

Crazy virtual coin concept !

Just read a minute ago about it and how a hacker created those coins for him self on some victims PCs.. nuts..

What's more amazing is that there are e-businesses/merchants that started accepting this coin.. a new e-revolution? Shocked






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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30279 is a reply to message #30237 ] Wed, 06 July 2011 10:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks dizingof!

It is a pretty revolutionary concept. I'm not sure exactly what hacking incident you're referring to, but there have been some high profile hacks targeting bitcoin recently, most notably one of the major exchanges got hacked and they got away with a few thousand bitcoins, and some guy had his wallet file on his pc breached. As for creating fake bitcoins - that's nearly impossible to do AFAIK. You'd need access to processing power greater than the combined processing power of the entire bitcoin network to do that - which at this point is MASSIVE. Because people can generate bitcoins by processing the algorithms necessary to keep the network secure, thousands of people have started "mining" bitcoins using dedicated multiple GPU based setups, so that's a lot of processing power preserving the integrity of the currency.

Anyway, it's definitely an interesting technology to keep an eye on. It's not the most stable currency right now with some pretty wild fluctuations in value, but I recon it will stabilise once more people start to adopt it.

An e-revolution indeed! I like that the ring is kind of a mash-up of 2 revolutionary technologies - 3d printing and bitcoins! Now, if only I can get shapeways to accept bitcoin as payment...

Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30317 is a reply to message #30279 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 00:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hahaha, this is great. I will keep my eye on this bitcion revolution. Looks like there is a lot of room for incidents as it is in its infancy. Think i might go do some reading about it now. Great ring, well done.

Leigh


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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30343 is a reply to message #30317 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 09:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Leigh, I'm really glad you like the ring, and i'm stoked to have introduced some new people to the concept of bitcoins!
Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30344 is a reply to message #30343 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 09:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool.

If you update the second photograph on your model page to be the first image, we can feature this on the front page.

Awesome


Duann Scott

Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30348 is a reply to message #30344 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 10:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's fantastic - you just made my day drscott!

I've deleted the rendering and re-uploaded it to shuffle the images around.

Many thanks!
Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30353 is a reply to message #30348 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Perfect


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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30355 is a reply to message #30229 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Deleting and re-adding shouldn't be necessary, down the right side is a default image drop box.


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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30357 is a reply to message #30355 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@drscott: Just saw your tweet! You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar - I can't wait to see the spike on google analytics!
Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30358 is a reply to message #30357 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Youknowwho4eva: cheers mate - I saw that after I had done my manual juggling act.
Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30361 is a reply to message #30358 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You are most welcome,
Sorry to bother, but can you make a real tight crop the first image as it is a little hard to see on the front page gallery.

Cheers


Duann Scott

Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30362 is a reply to message #30361 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 12:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've uploaded the cropped image. Thanks again!

Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30391 is a reply to message #30362 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 17:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So much geeky fun. Very original goebat. Smile


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Re: Bitcoin ring [message #30394 is a reply to message #30229 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 17:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks ana, I hope to upload plenty more original designs - though they probably won't all be as geeky as this one!

Re: Bitcoin ring [message #31483 is a reply to message #30229 ] Mon, 25 July 2011 15:12 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi!

I just received my first Bitcoin ring in Silver Polished - and it looks stunning!

Close - up:
index.php?t=getfile&id=10146&private=0

Another close - up:
index.php?t=getfile&id=10147&private=0

Side-by-side comparison with a Silver ring (hand polished by myself - I obviously didn't do as good a job as the shapeways team):
index.php?t=getfile&id=10151&private=0

Another comparison shot:
index.php?t=getfile&id=10152&private=0

A cheeky shot with my stash so far:
index.php?t=getfile&id=10153&private=0


It even came in a groovy little black pouch - very nice touch guys!

I'm very happy with this finish - well worth the extra cashola.

Cheers!

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