So does this mean I need to build my reputation and let it rip?
Getting buy-in on a community is very vague. I have changed multiple organizations since my engagement in the cryptocurrency space, was behind some of the core ideas that brought it forward.
Some of the key figures in cryptocurrency went into deep research periods upon my own ardency. All I heard was “I think they are hiring cryptographers” and I was off and running. Few optimistic emails later, and an entire corporate structure changes, everyone is recalled to home base, and now it has been several.
Largest issue is that cryptocurrency as any of the projects can attest to wears blinders. Talent is one thing, certainly. Most people should have a role, I view cryptocurrency as a sort of catch-all for individuals that could not work at other highly prestigious organizations. Except they often can, but perhaps alturism and a sense of the social good guides them deeply, and cryptocurrency takes that stance. I can point to multiple times when I have influenced the entire cryptocurrency space in the past year, and I am tired of being the Howard Roark of it, community is less than admirable.
Let’s see what Consensys says. Thankfully cryptography is only the most recently learned of my skills, well aside from more now recently still, justifiable conclusion of auction theory: Adtech.
Idealism only takes you so far in life, ultimately. It is rather unfortunate, because if I flip, I will make sure that cryptocurrency is rendered inert fully. You guys should take the mandate and perform acts of actual leadership to positive social value. When an entire sector is consumed with the very mediatization and propagandizing, financed by selling conference tickets, one has to wonder, as that must end for any vision of cryptocurrency to be unfolded. This is all I sought to fight. Rather than Occupying Wall Street, what needed to Occupied was the Media.
This is not germane here, but it must be said, and where else am I going to say it. It is phenomenal how integral and how much of my vision and DNA is in Ethereum. It’s been a long year and a half since finding it boyishly amusing, however.
My first focus was on communities: Meshes. People use this now as an operative term, you see it even at JPM “a mesh of blockchains”. I may be too far in the future, but yea Holochain. RTFM and STFU right? Unfortunately you cannot have social missions without addressing social challenges or you end up with myopic echo chambers.
But James, we should probably do more uncompensated research. I have solutions but I am fed up.
Irony is that you talk to any dApp developer: and I know how to create DAOs. That was the only thing that got me into this space, so I spent the time reading then quite a bit of law. I can achieve the highest visions in this space, and yet I cannot even eat from the effort that I have put into ETH. I truly am beginning to lack the ability to see the vision. It is a travesty that will go down in history similar to how Marx lived his life after being denied what would have been a small increase in an expense account. Sometimes, you have to earn people’s loyalty and it is the other way around.
Seriously, you guys seem the smartest people in this space, so I thought I would share my experience and thoughts, but I do not intend to hijack what discussion is here re Holochain. Unable to find a fishing line emoji. That, gentlemen, would be reeling it in.