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  1. Happy to help record. Can also write the text if needed. Is this a video in a series explaining blockchain tech or is it a standalone highlight on Gridcoin? -- does the audience already understand what a blockchain is or are we taking them from "Blockchain" to "Gridcoin" in the same video. Completely doable, just wondering. Welcome to the team = )
  2. Was this determined? Also: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/the-value-of-a-network
  3. Input sought. Join the conversation! Build something! https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/your-vision-for-gridcoin-tell-us
  4. My response to the current technical poll: https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/regarding-changing-the-gridcoin-pos-protocol-active-poll Github issue: https://github.com/gridcoin/Gridcoin-Research/issues/106
  5. As most of you already know, Gridcoin is in a period of rapid development. The code is being cleaned up, protocols are being updated, and the community is beginning to find focus behind a direction for Gridcoin. To that last point, the Gridcoin Whitepaper is currently being revised and updated. We invite anyone who wants to help into the conversation on steemit, slack, reddit, github, irc, discord, whatever. Slack join the #whitepaper channel. Github Here is an introduction I have proposed for the whitepaper. I eagerly welcome feedback and discussion. https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-an-introduction-for-an-updated-whitepaper
  6. Regarding the exploit used to mine the 1 Millionth GRC Block. Please read. https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/1-millionth-block-commemorative-coin-goes-to-block-999998-pomegranate-an-update
  7. I would appreciate feedback from the community! Thank you! https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/distributed-data-processing-distributing-the-power-of-information
  8. I would give it some time -- Our new dev team only came on board a little while ago and are still getting intimate with the code. This exposure comes at an incredibly inconvenient time. I do agree with you though: The drama and defensiveness in the social community is very discouraging. You're a great addition to that community and it would be a shame to see you go. Maybe stepping back from that community and taking a break from steemit/irc/slack#general and focusing on project specific production will help you recharge. I'm working on a few projects and would welcome your help with some research! PM me on slack if you want to help = ). This goes for anyone by the way. Come help out!
  9. https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@jringo/gridcoin-1-millionth-block-commemorative-coin-designs
  10. https://teamgridcoin.signup.team/ If it gives you an error saying that the e-mail was not sent, ignore it. The e-mail was sent. Look for @huppdiwupp who is working on the wallet GUI right now. Also join #branding as we are just beginning to design more icons for huppdiwupp. You can also type "/join #" and it will show you all the channels of discussion.
  11. There are several people working on UX/UI for the wallet. I'd suggest joining slack.
  12. @Rob Halförd - (Gridcoin) @Erelas The branding poll is still happening. It is currently %68 approve and %32 reject. Updates found here: Branding Update #1 Branding Update #2 I can't speak for everyone working in branding but I think many of us would agree that both logos can and should exist in the same space. I think re-branding is an effort to energize the community and draw interest to Gridcoin while fixing some issues with the more complex logo. For example, the more complex logo, pictured above, does not scale down clearly. This is demonstrated in Branding Update #1. This makes the logo difficult to identify at a glance on exchanges and when put next to any of the countless other coin logos. It's also a blur in taskbars and trays. I think that the complex logo is improved on in these images. The scaling issue, however, remains. You can see this in the top image in the bottom left. I think the complex logo could be used on large scale items or launch pages, but I still think we need something to make Gridcoin more visible in the crypto market. Would it work better to call the new proposed logo an icon or logo used in the crypto economy? Or how else might we merge the two images? I love the middle banner image but the text stands out a bit too much for my liking.
  13. I think it might be more beneficial to advertise that "6 months ago we started paying a dedicated core devs and this is what they've done in that time." I believe in patience and products when it comes to marketing.
  14. I am grateful that reimbursing and paying devs is a top priority of GRC. This demonstrates that development is progressing and that this progression is going to continue. It also shows that the volunteer work of the community does not go unnoticed and is highly valued. My concerns regarding this proposal stem from the fear of this payment system becoming precedent for future payments: This is a highly centralized proposal. This means that the random work Rob mentioned that needs to get done can get done quickly. This also means that work is judged and compensated at the whim of a single entity (as respected and trusted as that entity might be -- this is not directed at Rob, but at the system) instead of by consensus among the greater community. So long as we do not use Rob's benevolence regarding this payment block to influence the conversation regarding future compensation, I can see myself supporting this proposal in time. For me to fully support this proposal, I would need to see major community figures express on this thread at least their initial thoughts regarding the issue of payments after this 6 month block along with that of voting weight in general -- my vote and all low volume investors and boincers counts for nothing when compared to that of people who may have been collecting interest simply by running their client once every 6 months (people who mined a bunch, then left the community, but staked their interest twice a year per the POS protocol), and this is unsettling. Thank you Rob for starting this conversation. And thank you devs for your incredible work. And thank you community for the insightful discussion. This is how the magic happens.