in #poctest6 years ago

This is the genesis post for an experimental token called POCTEST. This test is closed-source and closed-protocol; it is being done in preparation for a public open-source open-protocol launch of a future token. Poctest tokens are intended to have zero value and have no guarantee of support after this test is completed in a few weeks. As such, we highly recommend that you do not attempt to buy or sell POCTEST tokens. You will not receive any compensation by anyone for participating in this test.

POCTEST may be considered to be a type of MIST, recently defined in this post.


To claim your POCTEST tokens, Resteem this post. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be credited 100000 POCTEST tokens. We regret that we are unable to publish the eligibility requirements at this time, but we believe that most active Steem accounts will likely meet the requirements. Also, once this post is 7 days old, no more tokens can be claimed.

To verify that your tokens have been successfully claimed, reply to this post with the word "confirm". See the example set by @pocket-a below. Note that you do not need to request a confirmation for your tokens to be claimed, and if you do request confirmation, you will be charged a fee of 1 POCTEST.

To send POCTEST tokens to another Steem account, follow this example:

  1. create a top-level post (i.e., in, click "Submit a Story").
  2. The body of the post should be of the form send:<amount-to-send>@<receiving-account>,<memo>. For example, to send 100 POCTEST to account @ned with the memo "this is a test", your post should read send:100@biophil,this is a test. No spaces, no capitalization, and fitting that punctuation exactly.
  3. You must set the first tag of the post to be poctest. Additional tags are allowed but not necessary.

DISCLAIMER: You are participating in this test entirely at your own volition, under the understanding that this is experimental, closed-source, and closed-protocol. You may never receive compensation for your participation, and this may be the last you ever hear from the developers of this token system. POCTEST tokens are intended to have exactly 0 value, now and forever, and should be considered to be unsupported in any way by any entity. Our use of the word "fee" is not intended to imply that you are paying anything for the use of the POCTEST system, since any "fee" assessed has no value. The developers of POCTEST are under no obligation to ever do anything for you, in any way; you may never receive feedback about any actions you perform in relation to POCTEST.

One final request: Please do try to break this system.


Success! You claimed a genesis stake of 100000.

Success! You claimed a genesis stake of 100000.

wtf - i like free stuff, especially when it has no value LOLZ

gotta resteem it to get it!

aww crap - 30 tabs open - got distracted by bouncing charts (or was it bouncing boobies ?)

Just saw your genesis credit hit the database. If you want a confirmation on here, you'll have to re-post your "confirm" comment. The program has to see the "confirm" after it registers your claim.

Curious, why use root posts for this? Won't it clog up the Steemit / Busy / ChainBB interfaces with junk data? If there's a way to post using a tag which will be hidden from these sites? I thought there was a dev or test tag, but I can't seem to find info on that.

I'd resteem because I think it's an interesting idea, but I'm currently hesitant due to the potential for what looks like spam on people's blogs.

I was told there's a custom_json option which may make more sense than using root posts. Even transfers of 0.001 with memo commands make more sense to me (much like other bots use now).

The goal was to create a system that was 100% accessible via existing interfaces, and I picked resteem as the claim method instead of voting because I wanted to be crystal clear that I'm not buying votes. Also resteem has the potential to create a huge amount of publicity.

Custom_json would be great but it would require a new interface.

Ah, yes. The existing interface is key. I think that's why transfers make the most sense, but they do require logging in with the active key, which is not that user-friendly. Still though, filling up blogs with transfer messages seems a bit odd to me.

I do like the thinking behind the resteem over the "buying votes" perspective. Good thinking there. I'm just concerned about promoting a project which could lead to a bunch of spam-like content. Kinda torn here. I do really like the idea though.

Still though, filling up blogs with transfer messages seems a bit odd to me.

Me too, and I'm torn there as well. The reason I'm not using transfer memos, other than the active key issue, is that using posts to transfer allows the system to post confirmation messages as replies.

I suppose an alternative to using a new root post for every transfer is to have each person make a single blog post and treat replies to that particular post as transfer instructions. Might work.

Ah, that might be interesting. You could go even further, kind of like a PGP signature has begin and end comments. You could make it a normal post with useful content, explaining what POCTEST is, etc, etc and then in the body, search for your specific BEGIN and END tags and get the code you want out of that. Could be something like:

(commands here)

That way it's not a spammy blog post, but a real one. One that also has real functionality in it. Should be simple enough to parse the post looking for the code, as long as it has the right tag, right?

Make it so commands could be inserted into any blog post? That's not a bad idea.

Yeah, as long as the correct control tag is there so you don't have to go parsing every single post. That way everyone gets the best of both worlds. A human-readable explanation of the contract/command/transaction along with whatever else and a real commend to do something.

I really like that because then commands could also be after thoughts, almost like a signature to the post. "Don't mind this, just running some commands for a side chain here."

Success! You claimed a genesis stake of 100000.


Successful Send of 1000
Sending Account: philipnbrown
Receiving Account: ozymandias
New sending account balance: 998000
New receiving account balance: 999
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 72e799d058749c38baf3535a75a7c38dcbc3e17c

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