State of the Cure, August 13 2014


It’s been a while since we checked in, but we haven’t been resting on our laurels. The team has been hard at work doing the behind-the-scenes work that isn’t glamorous, but is important.

The developers are coding away on what’s being tentatively called CureCoin 2.0 – a bigger, badder, and much improved version of the coin that is truly impressive in scope. As of late, some Peer to Peer libraries have been rewritten from the ground up to provide just what the coin will need. Right now, work is ongoing on developing a secure Certificate Validation method that will work as part of the core trunk for Universities and Researchers to “hook in” to the coin’s network.

It’s an ambitious project, so the road ahead is long and studded with lots of development and testing. We’ll bring the news on this as it unfolds (no pun intended).


Media presence has been picking up recently, and we couldn’t be happier. Here are some of the mentions from the last few weeks:

For the latest news and updates, don’t forget to follow @CureCoin_Team on Twitter.

Coming Attractions

By LasersHurt

Get ready to travel, get ready to click. We’ve got a few things in the works that are very exciting and nearing fruition – so click on through and fulfill your need to read.

On the Road

Pack your bags and buy your tickets, because CureCoin is coming to The North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago, IL on July 19th and 20th.

Stop by the exhibitor’s area and find us – Our Developers will be there, ready and able to answer all of your questions. Before the Conference we’ll finish updating the Team Page so you can put faces to the names.

You’ll know us by the great banners near the table – here’s a sneak peak at one:

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Update 5/30

By LasersHurt

It’s been about a week, so it’s surely time for another brief update from the CureCoin team. Here’s how we’re hanging:

Community News

On the forum, there’s a new section called “Marketing.” Users are putting together information to help spread information about CureCoin’s merits.

One such effort is a fundraiser to send a CureCoin delegation to a booth at The North American Bitcoin Conference’s 2014 conference in Chicago on July 19th & 20th. Check this out, as it’s a great opportunity to get the CureCoin word out to a lot of valuable people. If you can, donate a little bit to the fundraiser to help us get there.

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Language Bounties

Come out and play, Translators, as it’s time for us to step up our efforts for our international visitors. We’re putting out a bounty in the name of good communication!

You may have noticed that there is now a Google Translate feature on each page – this is good, but not perfect. To go the extra mile, we need fluent, native translations of our key languages. The plan is to start with the most important documents:

What is CureCoin?
How do I start folding for CureCoin?
How is the Currency divided up?
Link Titles in the Knowledge Base

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CureCoin World-Wide

By LasersHurt

In just the first few days of the website, we’re beginning to see interesting trends. I wanted to share something that stood out:

Map of Hits by Country
A Map showing unique website hits, by Country (click to enlarge)
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Update 5/21

This is a short update just to let everyone know that things are moving behind the scenes.

To begin with, our website has launched (obviously!) and content will continue to grow and change as we work to accomodate all Team CureCoin folders. Additional Knowledge Base Articles will pop up over time as user issues arise, and more helpful guides may be created.

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Team Members


Josh Smith


Founder / Developer

Open source software fanatic. I have a vision to see team Curecoin produce a exaflop of computational research power. Involved with blockchain tech since 2012. Programmer, investor and trader of cryptocurrency. Team leader of the fastest Distributed Computing Network team on earth.

Max Sanchez


Senior Developer

Maxwell Sanchez has been developing for the blockchain technology space since 2012. He wrote the first GUI for Peercoin, created remote management and configuration software for cgminer in the days of GPU-based Scrypt mining, and has written and optimized OpenCL and CUDA GPU mining software for projects like Siacoin and PascalCoin. He has been one of the lead developers of Curecoin since its inception in May of 2014, and is currently building a senior board member of Veriblock. Current projects include quantum-computer-resistant, highly-scalable blockchain infrastructure for the next generation of Curecoin (2.0 or later).

Community Ambassadors

Ivan Tuma


Technology Advocate

Engineer and Entrepreneur –  Curecoin contributor since 2014. I help promote the Curecoin Project on social media, manage our 501(c)(3) charity sponsor relations. I also help implement Agile project planning, and bug tracking methodologies. To me, Curecoin demonstrates how forward-thinking companies and individuals can utilize idle computer equipment to to accelerate medical research. The resulting tokens earned can help subsidise equipment upgrades, fund corporate health & wellness rewards, AND support philanthropic endeavors. Few “alts” besides Curecoin create a hedge for contributors AND a vehicle for Loyalty Rewards and Rewarded Giving marketing concepts.

Jake Wiser


Marketing and Networking

I’ve been on the crypto scene since 2011. Now I’m educating others on how to navigate the sometimes-confusing world of bitcoin and crypto spaces.

As a blockchain expert and an early adopter of coin exchanges, I have built a network of over 22,000 crypto influencers, experts, community leaders, and developers. I focus primarily on creating science blockchains designed to help energize the fields of science, education, and technology. I’ve also served as the senior strategic planner for CureCoin, the secretary to Neureal (the first A.I. blockchain project), and acted as liaison for numerous altcoins.

Today, I serve as a sought-after advisor to startup companies in the crypto space or those utilizing blockchain technology. I also work as a community leader, helping startup and crypto communities come together to empower people-specifically disadvantaged populations.

I love helping people any way I can- from helping rebuild a home to organizing the next crypto conference. When I’m not helping others, I enjoy horseback riding, traveling with my close friends, and making new friends along the way.

Kyle Johnson


Tech Support, Admin, Mod and Web Dev.

 I’m your ordinary family man with a folding hobby.  I’ve been in the IT world for 15 years supporting all things technology in and outside of various school districts.

Tim Gottleber, PHD


I have been playing with computers since 1972.  I currently have a B.S. in Wildlife Management, the first (to my knowledge) M.S. in Computer Assisted Instruction both of these from Michigan State University.  I have a Ph. D. from the University of North Texas in College Teaching with a speciality in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems.  I have been a full time professor at North Lake College since 1992.  I’m married to the talented and beautiful Susan.

Alex Eaton

Public Relations

Veteran turned Crypto evangelist. Last 4 years has been spent bringing infrastructure to bitcoin education through videos, podcasts, webinars, and outreach. Currently teaching about all things Bitcoin and trusted Altcoins. CEO of bitcoin beginner box, a cryptocurrency starter kit. Co-host of B-libre a bitcoin podcast, and special projects coordinator for Curecoin. B.S in Business from the University of Phoenix. Lover of all things tech.

Dev Shuster


Curecoin fires my imagination for being life-like.  My accounting background leads me to know that large swaths of my profession can be automated by integrating blockchains into software to reduce tedium, errors, and costs.  Will these blockchains we create free us from bondage by paper?

Victor Manuel Clavijo


Spanish Ambassador / Web Dev

Bitcoin enthustiast since 2013, I’ve been working on Curecoin since 2016. I’m an IT consultant, Project Manager, and Web Developer currently living in Vigo, Spain.

Nuwan Karunaratne, Ph.D. – Biotech Consultant


I am an experimental biophysicist investigating protein dynamics at the nano-scale using various probing techniques. I obtained my Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University and, especially interested in understanding mechanisms behind degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.
Other than my research, I teach physics at Orange Coast College, CA.