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Today Was Slow, But Here is What To Expect Over the Weekend

Hey everyone,

I wanted to ensure that we have at least ONE post for today, even if we seemed to be otherwise silent today.  Our normal team of writers were all tied up working on various projects, other members of the team were working hard on pushing forward, and I ended up dealing with a lot more of the “business” side of the site than I would have liked.  However, there should be a payoff for this in the end!  Here is what to watch for over the weekend:

Streamlining the Digital Currency “Coin Representative” Onboarding Process

Our Coin Representative project has been quite successful thus far, and we are preparing to take it to the next level.  We often tweet about it to our followers, or post on various digital currency subreddits, and that has worked for the trial phase. This method has resulted in some spectacular representatives, and interesting characters.  Some are from well known digital currencies, and others from unknown niches (see Tacocoin)!

Over the weekend we will be releasing a more obvious process for members of the digital currency communities to become Coin Representatives, and provide more visibility to all of our users about the project itself.  This will including what it means to be a “Coin Representative”, and why more communities should put forth at least one member to represent their coincommunity. However, until then, feel free to check out some of the recent articles from the Potcoin, Myriadcoin, Litecoin, Darkcoin, Vertcoin, NXT, and Monero communities!

Coin Brief’s Weekly Recap, Touching on All of the Bitcoin and Digital Currency News from the Previous Week

Kristi, who many of you have interacted with via our Twitter account, has been tweeting a short recap of Coin Brief’s articles for the past few weeks.  I think that is a fantastic idea, and would like to take it a step farther.  We will begin to publish a weekly recap article, which will not only recap events that we have written about, but include as many other relevant stories related to Bitcoin or other digital currencies.

Look forward to seeing that published sometime tomorrow, or by Sunday at the latest.  In the future, we will try to set a specific day of the week on which to release these overviews.

Coin Brief’s Latest Podcast, and Shorts, from Evan and Sean

Evan and Sean, two of our regular authors, have been publishing a podcast for quite some time now.  They have received great feedback, and our YouTube channel is beginning to pick up steam (especially after the interview with Erik Voorhees). Their latest work should be available tomorrow.  Also, over the following weeks, we will be releasing a series of additional interviews that have now been officially scheduled, and should be recorded soon.

The Digital Currency Portfolio, Brought to you By Clay

While most of you likely have no idea who Clay is (and he seems to like it that way), I am going to out him now.  He is my co-founder, and is the development side of Coin Brief.  He has been working on a multitude of interesting tools for quite some time now, and one of the most useful is nearing completion.  Without going into too much detail, our Coin Portfolio will make it much easier to keep tabs on all of your various digital currencies, and their combined value, without the need to trust us, or any other third party, with your personal data, or the coins themselves.

Digital Currency Contests and Giveaways!

We have been planning on hosting more contests for quite some time, as our original tagline contest went extremely well.  While we may not officially begin a contest or giveaway over the weekend, expect an announcement about what the next contest or giveaway will be, and how to join in!

Bitcoin and Digital Currency News

Of course, this is still our central purpose, and alongside the other events, announcements, and upgrades announced here, expect to see plenty of our normal reports, analysis, reviews, and opinions popping up.  Again, we apologize for the lack therein today.  The perfect storm of busywork, real life, and other distractions lead to this down day.

As the editor, and one of the co-founders, I take full responsibility for that.  I should have noticed it at an earlier point in the day, when I still had time to do something about it, and found a way to get out at least a few articles.  I’ll make sure to be more vigilant in the future, and work out a system to handle this type of situation, should it arise again.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget to check in on us.

Very Sincerely,

Dustin O’Bryant

Co-Founder and Editor of Coin Brief

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