Hi Grin community!
Some days ago I made up a node and is succesfully running.
This also marks the beginning of my help for the grin community. Well, the second beginning.
Two years ago I was lucky enough to have received an answer from Ignotus. I didn’t answer back, I felt like I was excited as the people that that talked to Satoshi
But I also felt I didn’t know enough to argue.
Since then, I did’t take part actively to the community, however, I started studying as much as I can cryptocurrencies. There is a looot to know.
Nevertheless, in the meanwhile, I graduated in economics. During my studies, I always compared the subjects of the master course with cryptocurrencies. I focused on money, trying to look at the big picture.
To help the grin community I’ve though to start at some things I can do in my free time as independent researcher:
Write blog/posts/howtos: I would write about some topics I find interesting and that can be useful for the community. For example about development, voting systems, governance, privacy, cryptoeconomics, tutorials, ecc. Apart of this blog, I would use something like Medium or Publish0x (which said to be crypto agnostic), or others, if someone has better suggestions.
Make surveys: I could make some surveys in the interest of the community asking some specific questions, using Google forms. The aim is to understand the heterogeinity of the community. Heterogeneity is the key of ideas. Then, the aim is to understand the community’s skills and characteristics. Somewhere I’ve read that there is a dormant community here around. It’s only a matter of organization of resources. Everybody should find its space and contribute!
Write reports: I can use surveys to make reports with the results I found. Or I can gather data to build reports and infographics about the growth of the community, decentralization, market capitalization and so on. All the data would be publicly available probably on kaggle. I could also analyze some datasets if someone has collected related data.
Write documents: I was thinking about something similar to the docs that Paouky is writing on Github, but related to economics, money and grin (grinomics). If grin achieves to be completely fungible, it is a good candidate to become money. Alternatively, I could help writing documents that are currently under development.
Translations: I could translate documents in Italian.
Brainstorming: I often think at what can be done. I would say my ideas, sometimes they’ll be interesting sometimes they’ll be unfeasible. For instance, for me it will be cool if the community manages to write a book on money together. We can write it on bookdown. This would help learn the basics, build the documents and engage people that don’t know what to do. A decentralized book! Probably, most of the ideas would be unfeasible, however, I think someone would be useful.
Coding: I’m not a developer, I can just code in R and Python. But in the future I want to learn how to code and I want to build something useful for grin.
All the material will be open source, so the community can use it as it wants. Any suggestion of resources, materials, platforms or best practices are welcommed. I am also here to learn by doing and I rely on being guided by the feedback of the community.
I hope that my help can be useful.
See you around!