Distributed, Cryptographic commodities trading

The Bitcoin-based Counterparty protocol enables truly distributed accounting and trading. The SOYBEANS trading symbol is an experiment in using this emerging new technology in ways never before possible to connect people who eat food to farmers who grow it. This experiment is an attempt to prove that Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) can be accomplished on a world-wide scale in a global market, and provide more direct revenue to farmers, and real food at better prices to eaters.

If you have 1 SOYBEANS, you can trade it in for 1 pound of my food grade soybeans before the end of 2014. Depending on how it works, I may issue more and do the same thing for 2015.

If you want to do some market research, buy some Laura Soybeans from another farm in Iowa. The more people that go direct, the better it will be for you the eaters and us the farmers.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a currency, security, or any other sort of money transmission instrument or regulated commodities trade. If you buy SOYBEANS, you are buying a pre-order coupon(s) exchangeable for 1 pound of food-grade non-gmo soybeans. The transaction is only considered final once the US dollars for selling bitcoin actually end up in a 7 elements LLC bank account. If you transfer ownership of your coupon to someone else, I will need to know BOTH of your shipping addresses for the exchange offer to be valid. 7 Elements LLC will not be responsible for lost or stolen passphrases, bitcoin wallets, counterparty tokens, or any other technical problems. Any disputes will be settled via mediation in Minneapolis, MN, or Manly, Iowa. Shipping, local taxes, and export fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

This is a best effort *experiment*. Expect that *something* will go wrong, and I will make my best effort to fix what I can. For some good reads of what could go wrong:

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