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Help upvote OMF today on Reddit for a free bitcoin donation (approx. $15,000) - already in the lead!

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sasha, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Thank you so much @Cheesus, for recommending the OMF and for contacting the donor again! I'm sure your good reputation on reddit helped. :balloons::trophy::star::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag:[​IMG]
     
  2. Spindrome

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    That’s outstanding well done @Cheesus and everyone involved
     
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  3. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Fantastic news!
     
  4. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

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    Realize this is an old message, and things have turned out better. But the way I would have looked at it is, is that things did not go our way, not Against us :)

    GG
     
  5. Silencio

    Silencio Senior Member

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    Yay!! I have been checking Reddit all day.. so glad to hear this!

    @Cheesus What about the pineapple fund? Any news on that?

    Ps. Is he donating 1 bitcoin, which today is approx $16,500?
     
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  6. Cheesus

    Cheesus Senior Member

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    I'd be interested to hear why you think that is an important distinction?

    @Silencio Yup, 1 BTC, which is around $16.5k. No news on PineappleFund yet as far as I know. We are in good stead to do well there, though. I am cautiously optimistic.
     
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  7. Comet

    Comet I'm Not Imaginary

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    Thank you @Cheesus! :angel::heart: And big thanks to the donor! :star:
     
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  8. Ben H

    Ben H OMF Correspondent

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    Awesome work @Cheesus , thanks so much.


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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    He often makes new threads rather than updating old ones. You can see his donation here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/7k8pnj/im_donating_25_bitcoin_to_good_causes_this/
     
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  11. JD_Lucas

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    Slightly off topic, but it's related to the OMF, technology and healthcare.

    I've been watching a lot of Chamath Palihapitiya videos recently. He is well-known in Silicon Valley and played a big part in the growth of Facebook. He now runs Social+Capital Partnership which invests in healthcare innovation.

    I'm new to the whole ME research and funding ecosystem, so no idea if this has any merit. However, could Social+Capital help fund the innovations Ron Davies and his team are working on? I remember Ron talking about the multiple successful companies he started during his interview with Ben. Both Stanford Genome Technology Center and Social+Capital are based in Palo Alto which would make a collaboration far easier.

    Just thought I put the idea out there, particularly for people who are involved with OMF like @Ben H


    Here's a 30 minute interview with Chamath on healthcare innovation. EDIT: In his opening remarks he talks about successfully funding small sensors which monitor diabetes and heart conditions using Bluetooth. Am I right in thinking this is similar to the Nano needle?


    If I, or anyone else for that matter, have any further thoughts then maybe a new thread can be started regarding this topic.
     
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  12. GlassHouse

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    Amazing! Thank you so much for engineering this :)

    I made a reddit account and upvoted when this thread was made, although now I see that maybe new accounts voting is not good reddit conduct. Anyway, thank you again for clearing it up with the donor!

    I know the energy expense of doing this must have taken a toll; I’m inspired by your dedication to the fight for the cure! I’m doing a happy dance from my bed :)
     
  13. Gingergrrl

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    Well done @Cheesus and I am beyond clueless re: Reddit (but know this is a very good thing)!

    Also so happy to see you post @GlassHouse and I was really worried about you. Hoping you are okay (but don't want to take the thread off track)!
     
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    IThinkImTurningJapanese Moderator

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