[Ads-l] rain (crypto) (Re: rain = clients (that bring in revenue))
mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 20:04:49 UTC 2018
An amazing 3-am response, thank you.
One meaning that is surely related to the Urban Dictionary meaning of money bills that have been thrown up and then rain down is free giveaways in crypto.
One such example is the coin condensate, known by its ticker letters RAIN. (The original coin died evidently because the developer accidentally lost the coins intended as capital for development, and has apparently undergone a community takeover.) The website for the coin at http://www.rainblog.de/ <http://www.rainblog.de/> says “let it rain!”
RAIN is a PoS (proof-of-stake) coin, meaning that coin hodlers (holders) receive stakes, which can be superficially thought of as stock dividends or interest on a conventional bank savings account. Receiving stakes from RAIN is considered rain, though generally as stakes for other coins.
Although the exact purpose of this page isn’t clear, it looks like it’s essentially clickbait to entice people to sign up for their services. The page has an illustration of cryptocoins falling down, with a caption: Bitcoin rain. Profit is crypto currency. Virtual money. Vector illustration
DeepOnion: New TorEnabled Crypto - Free Rain Happening Now
Airdrops are one of 2018’s biggest crypto trends. For some, they can quickly add up to be worth thousands of dollars – and as the name suggests, they fall from the sky like rain, drenching the fortunate (and well-briefed) with showers of free money.
(An “airdrop” is a free crypto giveaway. Various conditions apply to an airdrop, such as that you must be a hodler at a certain point of time or that you must be registered in some way.)
'Project Rain' is the practice of distributing crypto assets to BOINC users based on their verified BOINC computation….
In the trollbox (the chat box in crypto lingo) just now:
It's raining! 0.00004000 POT landed on you!
Bringing this term a full circle, Mainframe released balloons with crypto tokens in Hong Kong on 20 March this year for a rain in both the literal and crypto sense.
But it was just the first of 25 events in which a Utah-based secure messaging startup called Mainframe will give away about $1 million of its cryptocurrency—by literally making it rain crypto coins upon the heads of enthusiasts.
It should be noted that cryptocoins do not have a physical form. According to https://bit.ly/2Nmkosl <https://bit.ly/2Nmkosl>, the airdropped tokens are redeemable for MFT (Mainframe) tokens, which are presumably digital.
Formerly of Seattle, WA
> On 16 Jul 2018, at 00:02, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Appears to be a kind of back-formation from "rainmaker." OED3 has the
> relevant sense:
> 4. fig. Business (orig. U.S.). A person who generates business or income
> for a company or organization, esp. by attracting clients.
> 1897 Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Jrnl. 8 Dec. 4/2 He does not make any
> special exhibit of his financial rain maker, Mr. Wolcott.
> 1971 Washington Post 16 May b3/1 'He was mostly a rainmaker,' the kind
> of legal agent who makes things happen.
> 1989 Toronto Star (Nexis) 26 Mar. f2 These are the rainmakers who are
> leaving. These are the guys who bring in the business.
> 1999 N.Y. Mag. 20 Sept. 32/3 A Democratic rainmaker who raised $1.5
> million for Democratic candidates.
> 2002 P. Augar & J. Palmer Rise Player Manager xiii. 286 Heroes in the
> professions are those in the front line: the star barristers, the
> rainmakers in corporate finance, the creatives in advertising.
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:57 AM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>> In Pachinko (https://bit.ly/2NQjpSa <https://bit.ly/2NQjpSa>), published
>> last year, Min Jin Lee writes:
>> At Travis, Kazu made lot of rain. Five of the six most important banking
>> deals last year took place because Kazu had made them happen.
>> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rain <
>> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rain>), the OLD (https://en.
>> oxforddictionaries.com/definition/rain <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/
>> definition/rain>), Dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com/
>> browse/rain?s=t <http://www.dictionary.com/browse/rain?s=t>) and
>> Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain <
>> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain>) do not have this
>> meaning, though the meaning of a lot of something (such as a rain of blows)
>> is provided.
>> On Urban Dictionary,
>> hardtobody (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rain&page=4 <
>> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rain&page=4>) writes:
>> money. i call money rain due to the term "make it rain". so money is now
>> called rain.
>> This “make it rain” refers to throwing money up in the air so it floats
>> back down around you. That meaning is mentioned by other people on Urban
>> Dictionary, too.
>> It’s not clear to me whether the two meanings are related, but it is
>> Either way, Lee’s meaning is common:
>> CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH
>> The New York Times
>> 21 May 1996
>> https://nyti.ms/2uqPms5 <https://nyti.ms/2uqPms5>
>> Title: Women Striving To Make It Rain At Law Firms;Bringing in Business is
>> the Best Path to Partnership
>> Jack Flack
>> Dealbook/The New York Times
>> Parsing Rubin: The Exit Memo
>> 21 January 2009
>> https://nyti.ms/2us4tl0 <https://nyti.ms/2us4tl0>
>> Rubin: My other role, working with clients and other Citi relationships
>> here and abroad, gave me a keen appreciation of the important place Citi
>> has in the global financial system and global economy.
>> Translation: I made lots of rain, and I wish somebody would do the math on
>> the return on investment on the $126 million I got paid.
>> Eric Picard
>> How Microsoft Almost Won Digital Advertising
>> 8 July 2015
>> https://bit.ly/2NehyW0 <https://bit.ly/2NehyW0>
>> Obviously Google made lots of rain with the DoubleClick platform as well -
>> but given that there are other examples (Rubicon, Casale, OpenX, AppNexus)
>> yes, Microsoft certainly could have done it.
>> Mike O'Horo
>> Orange County Attorney Journal
>> 31 October 2015
>> https://bit.ly/2upj2Wv <https://bit.ly/2upj2Wv>
>> Worse, there’s a whole generation of lawyers who made lots of rain for a
>> long time without ever learning how to do it.
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