Cult of Evan?

just_mike

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Holacratic techniques are new to me and probably most others.

LimLims - thanks for support. uptime could use help. testnet was down for several day

MrDude - OK, Dakrcoin is an asset. An asset controlled and operated by one person. There are lots of investors (coin holders) and I am one. I am concerned about my investment.

The development cannot stop when certain specs are met. There is always a little more to do, issues to be patched, etc.

Narcissistic? Not really. I just see the current dev situation as bottleneck. More could get done with more people.
 
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Let's brainstorm a to do list, I'll type it up into a pdf/txt/doc and pass it around in a post so that members can step up to the plate.

Some roles that could be filled:

Tech:
-Mobile app (fork of Shildbach's app perhaps?)
-Cold wallet solution (fork of Reiner's Armory perhaps?)
-Online wallets
-Merchant solution platform
The latter 2 of these are something that may be better handled by talking to current payment processors/wallet providers about integrating DRK. May not matter once Open Bazaar, Ethereum, and Ether EX roll out.
Marketing:
- Merchant outreach
- Text and video tutorials
- Guerilla campaigns (stickers in your local city, t shirts, flyers, etc.)
-Conference appearances (expensive but doable, especially with crowd funding)

That's it off the top of my head, please add more. I've begun drafting a dialogue template/flowchart for crypto-holders to merchants. I'll post that when it's complete.

Edit: I know DRK is by and large a product that sells itself. Evan has devised a brilliant economic model, but every effort helps.

Edit #2: Someone is working on the Android wallet: https://darkcointalk.org/threads/android-wallet.383/
 
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moli

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I honestly don't think anyone has been held back from helping! We've had a few people helping with compiling in the beginning as well as putting together a miner, but they've moved on. There is an open invitation to please update P2pool as well as stratum etc... we need compilers for Macs, the android team has taken on Darkcoin which is awesome. But seriously, nobody has stepped up for big help. I'm a useless no talent, I don't code at all. I'm not even around at the right time for testing! Frankly, we're lucky we have Evan (Well, none of this would ever have existed if it weren't for his unusual interests) He can be full time here because he's been successful in his short young life. The fact that he's always been interested in both programing and finance just gelled because of the advent of Bitcoin. I think at this point, it's all in his head, and he knows how everything is put together so that when something isn't working out quite right, he knows how to fix it, and for speed's sake, he kind of has to do this alone but just for the foundation. Once it's all finished and open sourced, it will be easier to delegate the work of adding features such as a market, an exchange, a messaging system, etc... Those could all be headed by individuals, and it'll be great, but for now, I don't think there is much we can do to help. It won't be much longer though. Soon!

Freakin hell, that rambled! I'm too tired to fix, hope you can follow, LOL
I was barely interested in Darkcoin around this time and was busy with my work/life/activities, I don't think I knew this site even existed then, and wouldn't have had time to get involved. It's good you've been around since early on. I like reading your posts. :)
 

TanteStefana

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I was barely interested in Darkcoin around this time and was busy with my work/life/activities, I don't think I knew this site even existed then, and wouldn't have had time to get involved. It's good you've been around since early on. I like reading your posts. :)
Aw, thanks :)

Yah you can see how things are already changing. There are several people in the wings helping out and will dig in deep as soon as DarkSend is opened. I think flare is helping on the core, and then we have everyone else helping with the wallet design (DRKLord), coordination (CHAOSiTEC), testing and splitting the code from it's monolithic state (DeathRay1977) and Rebroad is keeping DarkCoin in line with Bitcoin updates, etc

There are probably others now, so you can see we have quite a team, and I really need to do a write up on this!
 

Sub-Ether

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Unlike many other projects, the coding,testing and masternode setup is taking place before the mass marketing/financing/pump, which if this was most other normal businesses would also be the case, i.e. get a decent product prototype working properly and on the production line as it where, and then think about selling it to the larger community. There are more dotcom mark ii projects out there than in during the nineties. Most will fail, and they have already taken a load of btc off speculators in the process(Mastercoin?). When the time is right, and bitcoin regulations kick in (with New York leading the way), people will come looking for a trustworthy,relatively cheap(but still rare) and truly anonymous coin backed up by a large, fast,independent and private network, when that time comes and the market is ready, they will find Darkcoin ...