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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 2 months ago #41

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This topic has been discussed with several people who agree that it's worth exploring further in a group environment.

I have always felt that the concept of the Digitalcoin Foundation is sound, but on occasion I have questioned the implementation. As a group we have had good times and bad, but there is no question that many good things have come about as a result of the efforts both collectively and individually.

Recently there have been some major changes within the Digitalcoin community, and from my perspective these changes have not been good in terms of productivity and relationships, therefore I feel it's time to regroup and reconsider the opportunities and possibilities that brought us all together in the first place.

I personally have no desire to be "the leader" and despite the opinions of others I never have. On the other hand I do very much wish to be an integral part of a solid organization that can withstand adversity and outlive individual members. An organization where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

"But we tried 'the foundation' and it didn't work out so well. Why would things be any different now?"

This is the question, and through several conversations I'm convinced that the question is worth further discussion. I have many ideas, and others may have much better ideas. I for one am very open to determining if and how we can make an organization - by any name - that can have a positive impact on Digitalcoin code developers, business developers, and the community of users.

The purpose of this thread is not to have this discussion, but to determine who would like to participate in the discussion. This is not a topic that should be hashed out in public, nor should it be restricted to certain individuals, therefore the discussion is open to any individual who expresses the desire to be a part of it.

Please let me know, through a post on this thread, PM, email, or whatever, if you want to participate in this discussion. Please do this quickly because once the discussion begins it will be closed to additional participants until some decisions are reached. The discussion will be held on a private forum and every effort will be made to conduct it in a professional, constructive manner.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 2 months ago #42

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Hey Tsquared,

I have followed digitalcoin since the beginning and it has had many ups and downs but always stayed strong. I love the idea of a foundation behind the coin pushing it in the right / diplomatic direction.

Can I ask are the current digitalcoin foundation members publicly listed? I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. I do think you are one of the most active member of the digitalcoin following I have seen. Digitalcoin has a great following and many merchants accepting it and this is something to build on. I see the update on BCT thread dated: 4/12/2015 - DGC Foundation is now Digitalcoin Developer Network, is this still happening?

From me on the side of hosting I am happy to provide free hosting etc, I see http://www.digitalcoin.foundation is up and ready but if you think I can help any other way please do let me know, bouncing ideas around and getting feedback will help this develop
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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 2 months ago #43

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The Digitalcoin Developer Network happened rather suddenly, and I wasn't really involved in how that came about. I'm not aware of any activity going on with it either. I guess the idea was to convert the Foundation, originally established by rawdawg (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=590119.0), into a development focused group.

There is a roster here: https://forum.digitalcoin.co/threads/1459-Foundation-Roster but there has been some changes as mentioned, and some disagreements so current participation is fuzzy, thus the reason for my post.

Really, at this point, I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth keeping alive. A few of the folks on that list, and some others, have indicated that they'd like to discuss taking the Digitalcoin Foundation forward, and I know I would, but that's what has to be figured out; what does taking it forward mean, and is there a willingness to do so.

Anyone who thinks they might be interested in being involved can participate in the discussion.

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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 1 month ago #50

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Do you know if any of what rawdawg stated actually happened? I know Vault of Satoshi, and Prelude.io don't exist any-more.

He stated:

"To start, I have negotiated a deal with a ATM manufacturer to create ATMs that will take cash and dispense Digitalcoins (and Bitcoins) to the provided wallet of the customers choosing.

Second, I am currently in the process of creating a physical Point of Sale system that businesses can use to start accepting Digitalcoins for goods and services.

Third, we are making the process of getting Digitalcoins for fiat currency, and selling the coins for fiat currency, a little bit easier by negotiating with reputable exchanges that offer such services (so far we have been added to Vault of Satoshi, and Prelude.io, both thanks to the foundation).

Fourth, we are going to be running extensive educational marketting campaigns to help teach new users how to use a crypto currency. Basicly making it so even your grandmother could give you some DGC in a card on your birthday."

I believe you should continue with the foundation and yes make the changes that are required. I would love to be part of it but am unsure where I will fit, it seems like me you want to make it easy for Joe public to get into crypto currencies, this is my project for the year and I am hoping it will be a success, I have the CGA website, local run courses I will be setting up and a book under development.

The foundations aim needs to be to get people to understand the digitalcoin platform, offering technical information and education through events, offer support for developers and getting people collaborating.
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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 1 month ago #51

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What I "know" is that none of this ever came to fruition. I can't say for sure how much progress was ever made on any of these initiatives.

I didn't know rawdawg too well, nor was I ever impressed with him. This is a video of him speaking at a convention and in my opinion he could have been better prepared.



We do have the same objective essentially, but I see it a little differently. I think it's futile trying to get the public into crypto. Most will never understand public/private keys and encryption algorithms. On the other hand it is possible to get crypto into the public if applications built to address real world use cases, designed for true public consumption, are introduced to them. This is why I've been with Digitalcoin for the past 14 months or so. I think the Digitalcoin brand has the best chance of public acceptance.

But you're right, education must be available for the inquiring minds who want to know, and I respect your desire to provide this education.

I don't know where would you fit in, and frankly, I don't know where I fit in either. That's the point of the discussion. I believe it's time to get more serious about a mission and roles and responsibilities, if we're ever going to make a difference.

I've started a topic like this in several places, and there are several others who have indicated their desire to be involved. I'll give it a few more days then close the topic and we'll get it started.

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Digitalcoin Foundation Reform 4 years 1 month ago #52

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I've just watched the video, he definitely should have been better prepared! There isn't one single person in the world that knows 100% of crypto currencies but it is always good to be prepared. I was asked to speak at a Manchester event a few months back, I am preparing now!

Thanks, I think crypto could bring alot of good to the world. Digitalcoin definitely has one of the best names in the crypto world.

Thinking about it I would be willing to be part of a team that focuses on education and training for the public, it will definitely need to be one arm of the foundation.

Thanks and keep me updated.
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