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April Fools -- Big news, FaceKoin announcement!

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Announcing today: FaceKoin.

We are pleased to announce that early access enrolment into FaceKoin (Ticker code FaKo) will be opening very soon. (within a few days of today 4/1)

What is FaceKoin?

FaceKoin is a digital currency which incentivises distributed, multi-node AI training by rewarding “mining” (solving AI problems) with real digital currency. Faceswap is the application that has been chosen to launch this coin (hence the name), but the plan is to expand this into all fields of AI, from Computer Vision, to Medical to Finance and everything in between.

How does it work?

As you train, you will also mine the first AI backed token called FaceKoin You'll be able to earn tokens based on your training time which means that the more you train, the more FaceKoin you can earn! We feel that this really benefits our users as they'll be able to trade or sell their coins easily. This provides brand new and exciting methods to make money as a FaceSwapper!

But there’s more….

Introducing our bespoke and patented AI distribution service, you can mine FaceKoin whilst training other people’s models. It works by donating your GPU time to the wider AI pool. When you connect to the service you will act as a node. AI jobs will be securely sent to your GPU, and for completed jobs you will earn FaceKoin. This benefits both GPU donors and end users, who can now use heavy AI tools without needing to invest in an expensive GPU. All jobs are encrypted and chunked out to available GPUs on the node, so information is entirely secure.

Finally, we also provide full support for NFTs.

This means you can buy or sell facesets, models, and swaps on the open market! Beeple sold his art for nearly $70m, and the market is growing fast. Now you can be a part of that! From today on, any swap will automatically be tokenized and can be sold on the blockchain. You too can become a millionaire! (Note, Faceswap devs will take a 15% commission on any NFTs bought or sold)


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More GPU's!$!

:o I dunno what I'm doing :shock:
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err might wanna check that typo on the UI says "fakecoin" rather than facekoin


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Just asking, can we turn off the mining, if someone doesn't want participate in mining
or will it be always ON in the background while training ?

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These are options that must be explicitly enabled and are disabled by default.


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Kataphract wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:23 am

err might wanna check that typo on the UI says "fakecoin" rather than facekoin

Will put that on the TODO list, thanks. :D


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When turned off, it'll still mine 15% of the time. This is done to cover dev costs. But you can make that back if you allow FaceSwap devs to have 50% commission on the NFT instead.


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bryanlyon wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:39 am

When turned off, it'll still mine 15% of the time. This is done to cover dev costs. But you can make that back if you allow FaceSwap devs to have 50% commission on the NFT instead.

You mean to say that if someone like me who does not want do mining, turns OFF
the mining option, it will still mine in the background without my permission?

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ugramund wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:36 am
bryanlyon wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:39 am

When turned off, it'll still mine 15% of the time. This is done to cover dev costs. But you can make that back if you allow FaceSwap devs to have 50% commission on the NFT instead.

You mean to say that if someone like me who does not want do mining, turns OFF
the mining option, it will still mine in the background without my permission?

money ruins everything


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noobynoobnoob wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:16 am

money ruins everything

Then I will have to just disconnect my Internet during training to make sure it can't mine or
may be I will never update my FaceSwap version now.

The good thing is, I have already made an offline installer of my current FaceSwap version so that I can install it on any PC.
I did so because I wanted to make sure in the future, for any reason if the FaceSwap community stops & if their
Github gets closed, I can still enjoy their program.

But it looks like I will have to stick with their old version for some other reason (money ruins everything).

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Oh, this is not going into the main code... and we haven't opened up early access yet.

The screengrab above is from an earlier test version (when we were rolling with 'fakecoin', but realized that it may not be the best name to use, so we changed to facekoin, so we didn't need to purchase any more letters).

This will be client-server. It will basically sit between the gpu + the app... No mining will ever be built intrinsically into Faceswap.

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We'll release more details on it's operation tomorrow, April 2nd.


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Thank you all for participating in our April Fools day announcement. We hope you all had fun.


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Soooo. Do I get my IPO back?

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bryanlyon wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:34 am

Thank you all for participating in our April Fools day announcement. We hope you all had fun.

:) , I hope & pray that this awesome software always remain FREE, FULLY FUNCTIONAL & OPEN SOURCE forever.

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hahah turns out i am far too cynical/gullible. :lol:


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