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Submission + - Cryptocurrency based basic income program started in Finland

jovius writes: Krypto Fin ry, the association behind Fimkrypto cryptocurrency (FIMK), has started to provide each registered Finnish citizen a payment of 1000 FIMK per month in December. 1000 FIMK equals few $.10 at the moment, and a bit over 100 people has registered so far. The registration is free.

FIMK is based on NXT 2nd generation crypto system; the add-ons and development making it into 2.5G. The roadmap includes payment cards and other technology to enable easier exchange between fiat currencies, FIMK, Bitcoins and others. Krypto Fin ry received 533 BTC in initial donations last Summer. FIMK can be traded for example on DGEX, and it's also a valid payment method in few stores in Finland.
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Submission + - Father of Java, James Gosling unloads

javab0y writes: The folks over at basementcoders (http://basementcoders.com) did a podcast with James Gosling, The Father of Java, last week at a coffee shop in San Francisco during the JavaOne conference. In a raw and no-holds-barred interview, James let loose on Oracle, the Google Lawsuit, and his experience with IBM. You know its going to be good when he starts out saying "I eventually graduated in '83. Went to work for IBM which is, you know, is within the top 10 of my stuipidist career decisions I've made". The podcast was fully transcribed and can be found at http://www.basementcoders.com/transcripts/James_Gosling_Transcript.html.

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