The feedback here is valid.
We at DCG are working on all these issues the community is raising. We cannot change the past. We can only focus on the present and the future. What we don’t want to do is run w/ scissors — for example, we wouldn’t publish an updated roadmap w/o our new CTO’s guidance and shaping... and he just started last week. The problems the community raises do take time to address and correct.
Evolution is not just an upgrade to our protocol, it required an upgrade to our entire organization. We scaled the team fast with mostly developers and little management, our teams were not integrated, our delivery processes were not the same among the teams, and we struggled to stay aligned as the Evolution design evolved (no pun intended). We realized our problems late and took corrective action late. We can’t change that. Yes, we failed hitting milestones. Failing is part of growth. Learning from failure is how we improve.
We hired a CFO, Business Development Director, CMO, COO, and CTO in recent months. Each is building out their teams and already improving our organization’s ability to deliver and to grow the network. Robert hired a consultant team to coach us through implementing agile across the software dev side. Nathan let go people who were underperforming.
We did the rebrand, updated our value proposition and goals in the last quarterly, are working on the website facelift, hired product managers, and improved our external communication. The community now has transparency into what all elements of DCG are up to on a biweekly basis from the What’s Going on at DCG, and also has insight into the future budget from Glenn. Now with a CFO on board, Ryan has time to engage more externally wearing only one hat as CEO instead of several hats, spent the last two weeks in New York educating investors, and you are starting to see some elevated exposure (e.g. Ryan’s most recent press spot was in Entrepreneur magazine, and last week he was at the BCI investor summit). Biz Dev built out its Americas team, updated the escrow process so they can focus on their actual job - busines development, launched several partnerships this year, and Brad himself is now starting to get more media exposure (thanks to Wachsman). Now Fernando is also starting to build out his team and marketing efforts. We aren’t there yet, but we do think we are improving, getting there, and we will deliver Evolution.
We welcome the community holding us accountable and ask you to continue doing so.