ProTip - Not Just Made In China



by Chris Ellis

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Peter Pragg

hello, I'm seling out all my AntMiner S5 @ 1150 Gh/s with Corsair PSU at bargain prices. Return in 5-7 months. If you're interested, check:

Feb 27th 2016, 20:25

Clay Radke

Just checking on the status of my node

Jan 19th 2016, 23:44

stephen higgins

new video posted today with updates from Chris -

Jan 7th 2016, 00:14


The US postal service claims my node arrived on Dec. 26 but I have been on holiday and won't return until Jan 6. Darn holidays!

Jan 3rd 2016, 18:41

Stephen Corcoran

something to look forward to then. That's a plus really :)

Jan 3rd 2016, 18:57


True. The irony is that I'd have rathered to stay home to receive the node than to go on holiday.

Jan 4th 2016, 15:12

Jostein Johansen

My node has arrived and has begun it's work

Dec 20th 2015, 13:31

Stephen Corcoran

Packaged like a Boss. Eat that Apple. (no really eat the apple it is good for you). Great project, GREAT delivery. HURRAH

Dec 20th 2015, 13:36

Crypto Lover

Will this project be run again sometime? Would be great to get another opportunity to get in on it if you did, as I missed out first time round due to my lack of understanding of what it was exactly. Got a better idea after watching you on Keiser Report. Well done for getting 725% funded!

Dec 20th 2015, 05:16

Sterling Peyton

Chris said he wanted to eventually make 500 nodes- 1% of the current nodes on Bitcoin network. I think this project counted as 10 Nodes. After looking at the map, I don't think my area needs more full nodes. I like that this project hit 2 or 3 birds with one stone!

Dec 20th 2015, 05:23

Crypto Lover

There's no doubt that he'll get plenty more support if he does do it again on here!

Dec 20th 2015, 05:29

Crypto Lover

He came across really well on the Keiser Report. Sounded like a decent down to earth guy! :)

Dec 20th 2015, 05:31

John .

Yes he seems ok and whats more is he delivered on time even though he was messed about a bit

Dec 20th 2015, 12:56

Yos Ginting

Hi Chris,
I have just realised that the GBP 105 pledge I made on 8 Dec 2015 using bitcoin was still pending (greyed out on my pledges list) until today.
I have contacted support ([email protected]) to sort this out. I will let you know if this is has been cleared.
Congratulations for your success in getting the funding much more than the target!!

Dec 18th 2015, 02:42

Grace Ma

Hi Yos, I have just sent you an email to confirm that your pledge was successful. Chris was also cc-ed in. Hope this helps, thanks.

Dec 18th 2015, 08:30

Yos Ginting

Thanks Grace. Much appreciated. But why the entry on my pledges list still greyed out?

Dec 22nd 2015, 18:30

frai fable

Crypto /digital basic income doesn't have to cost anything! this is how to abolish poverty. you NEED to put in place and promote the crypto basic income. saving the world is within our grasp. you will see that as people don't have to keep their heads down to maintain their jobs. They have time to protest. 50 fold increase expected...

this is the silver bullet to end poverty and inequality, not to mention the quickest way of changing the voting process. robots taking jobs is an inevitability. so

Dec 14th 2015, 17:35

frai fable

huh? It shouldn't cost but I guess (and I'm no expert) that we may need the backing of A- Influential figures and B- Maybe a company like the Robin hood cooperative, who can establish a temporary Fiat based backing for the exchange rate to be temporarily boosted. At least until it is taken away and it stands on it's own merits. Like Bitcoin, but without the majority of it being in the hands of the early adopters and wealthy. do a small amount of searching on the subject of basic income crypto cu

Dec 14th 2015, 17:35

Tim Park

I understands what software does but do not quiet get what hardware does ?
It is built with RB2 but what is device for?

Dec 14th 2015, 00:22

Sterling Peyton

The device is sold out. It is a Bitcoin full node. I guess that putting it on a small computing device helps bitcoin be more decentralized to one location.

Dec 14th 2015, 01:10

Stephen Corcoran

3 is the magic number. Just now you seem to have threes in spades.

Dec 11th 2015, 23:14

Stephen Corcoran

fives are better though, if you are eating from spades I rate 5555 as a good target :)

Dec 11th 2015, 23:15

jonathan redd

Make more. I want to be put on a waiting list. Thanks

Dec 10th 2015, 23:55

Paul Young

Likewise! Think i heard on Keiser Report that Chris plans to make 500 of these over time(?) Chris if that is the case, and if there is a waiting list, please could you add my name to it! Cheers

Dec 13th 2015, 15:19

Simon Dixon

This should e on the staff picks home page, no? Pick it staff ;-)

Dec 5th 2015, 22:56

owen neary

10 full nodes already made! watch live here ---->

Dec 5th 2015, 16:50

John .

Such a shame bitcoin isnt working loads of good publicity being missing hopefully not long now

Dec 5th 2015, 17:12

stephen higgins

i hope so John, he is filming Monday about it to be broadcast Tuesday so interest should really spike!

Dec 5th 2015, 18:51

owen neary

All the nodes have gone. Wow

Dec 5th 2015, 18:53

stephen higgins

remember guys this is now live for anyone interested -

Dec 5th 2015, 10:17

Rob Massey

Awesome stuff, good luck in the morning!

Dec 5th 2015, 00:31

owen neary

Thanks for the Update Chris. I think this is the first project which is documenting the rewards being made! Top class, you've done a wonderful job so far.

Dec 4th 2015, 21:51

owen neary

Amazed this isnt on the leaderboard.

Dec 2nd 2015, 20:52

Max Keiser

Me too... should be.

Dec 2nd 2015, 21:04

Sara A

Hi Chris, fantastic project. Just wanted to know if there will be some help available to keep the node fully functioning (e.g. needed maintenance/upgrades) over time?

Dec 2nd 2015, 10:02

Max Keiser

Reminder, anyone with questions you want me asking Chris on Keiser Report - let me know...

Dec 2nd 2015, 11:29

Chris Ellis

Hey Sara, yes we will setup a forum, Github TBC. But stay in touch with me @MrChrisEllis on Twitter for more details.

Dec 4th 2015, 01:32

Sara A

Thank you Chris. I look forward to setting up the node!

Dec 13th 2015, 18:13

Sam kaza

Max and Karl, in the first periscope Karl said that startjoin has a tech team in place and a handful of other resources. If that is true, why is it taking so long to correct the Bitcoin issue for this project? A child could fix the issue in 10 minutes, you have a so called tech team in place yet the problem has not been resolved...When is the BS going to stop?

Dec 1st 2015, 23:32

Henry Young

I wanted to pay Bitcoin but the error message had me paying PayPal in frustration. Now I hate myself because I wanted to get my name down for this more than I wanted to be patient and give StartJoin a chance to fix the problem with their Bitcoin payment processing for this project. Good luck Chris. Can we suggest questions for Max to ask on the show ?

Dec 1st 2015, 08:49

Max Keiser

Yes. Please suggest questions.

Dec 1st 2015, 09:15

Hard Btc

Would be great if Chris Ellis could explain exactly what is a Bitcoin Full node is, what his box of tricks can do, and why it's important to have them? Please. Good to see you on-board Henry, this is going to be StartJoin success story

Dec 1st 2015, 21:53

Hard Btc

Whoops to many 'is', should read 'Would be great if Chris Ellis could explain exactly what is a Bitcoin Full node,'

Dec 1st 2015, 21:55

Simon Dixon

300% funded. I think this can go for at least 1000% funded.

Dec 1st 2015, 00:58

Hard Btc

400% Steaming ahead, Mr Ellis and StartJoin have really Started something here

Dec 1st 2015, 21:57

owen neary

Great to see so many new names on the backers list. I love this project.

Nov 30th 2015, 21:36

Hard Btc

Might have something to do with it being such a great project, Mr Ellis has a solid following

Dec 1st 2015, 21:59


Am I the only one having trouble paying with Bitcoin? I get an "internal error" since yesterday.

Nov 30th 2015, 14:28

Max Keiser

....Looking into it.

Nov 30th 2015, 14:31

Max Keiser

Can you send me a screen grab of what you're seeing when you try to use Bitcoin, please... thanks. send to: One channel allocated almost 435 million dollars from the State budget for international propaganda. And it's not RT.

Nov 30th 2015, 15:00

Max Keiser

can you send screen grab of what you're seeing when trying to use BTC to [email protected] - thanks....

Nov 30th 2015, 15:01


Apologies for a slight delay in responding. I have been traveling (post Thanksgiving) I just emailed grace. Thanks Max

Dec 1st 2015, 05:53

Hard Btc

Great stuff Chris and Leo, amazing start, looks like you're going to need help on the production line, great to see

Nov 30th 2015, 14:10

Max Keiser

Great START for sure . . . Chris is on my show airing next Tuesday.

Nov 30th 2015, 14:21

Wilbur Force

Excellent progress so rapid Chris & Leo

Nov 30th 2015, 23:15

Simon Dixon

Well done for reading the funding target so quick Chris.

Nov 30th 2015, 07:29

Chris Ellis

Thanks so much Simon! Glad I got to do a project on here eventually. Looking forward to doing more after this success.

Dec 2nd 2015, 00:01

Chris Newton-Goverd

Great Project, I'm down for a Fullnode :)

Nov 30th 2015, 00:05

Chris Ellis

Thanks so much for your support Chris

Dec 2nd 2015, 00:01

Chris Ellis

Wow! Steady on I haven't even officially announced it yet lol - what a place this is. Good stuff guys.

Nov 29th 2015, 22:42

John .

We dont hang around on a good project Chris

Nov 29th 2015, 22:43

Stephen Corcoran

Congrats Chris. Must be a record for fastest funded ever. I get the target was achievable but that does not mean the funds will cease to flow over the next 14 days. Hope you are very pleased with results so far :)

Nov 29th 2015, 22:04

Stacy Herbert

Anyone here gonna pledge like a Medici?

Nov 29th 2015, 22:04

owen neary

That would have to be John P or Karl.

Nov 29th 2015, 22:05

Max Keiser

I'm a believer . . . this might have to warrant an appearance on Keiser Report to demo these nodes...

Nov 29th 2015, 22:02

owen neary

+1 Chris is a cool guy.

Nov 29th 2015, 22:03

Theodore Goodman

Yes get Chris on the show to talk about the nodes and protip

Nov 29th 2015, 22:39

owen neary

Needs to be done before the project ends. Lets get this to 40k!

Nov 29th 2015, 22:40

John .

Theodore We have come a long way since you listed your projects perhaps you should relist them now

Nov 29th 2015, 22:50

Simon Dixon

I can vouch for Chris as a content provider. He will be a great guest.

Nov 30th 2015, 07:34

Max Keiser

Stacy - what some flash fund rewards?

Nov 30th 2015, 08:38

stephen higgins

and that was that :p

Nov 29th 2015, 21:59

owen neary

Its only STARTing

Nov 29th 2015, 22:00

stephen higgins

had to take it to 555, i have a thing about numbers like that!

Nov 29th 2015, 22:11

John .

LOL 666 the next target

Nov 29th 2015, 22:17



Nov 30th 2015, 04:52

owen neary

I'll take it to 1111

Nov 30th 2015, 13:09

owen neary

Next target is 2222? Today?

Nov 30th 2015, 13:10