Yes, thanks for sharing your viewpoint ken.
we definitely need to define the lines more and urgently.
We are losing developers. Almost half the resources in the past few months has been used to develop something that is not urgent at all, payment channel, at the cost of security and good reason since there is absolutely no review of it from the broader blockchain space. everyone (almost) has left grin, and the coin has been controlled sometimes as managing a research project or a fun toy for some council members (payment channelis the perfect exampe for me). Atomic swp would be far much more desirable as it is something we know perfectly how to do, has been started, and could bring bitcoiners having fun with grin, yet each time i mentioned this it was like speaking in deaf ears.
I think a lot of choices concerning tx methods have moved in the good direction lately, and i am still hopeful for a good future, but we cannot continue like we have done for the past year.
Twitter has been proposed to be managed by a remarkable community member but apparently this is considered by some of the council member as a “rape” to grin purity, whereas we can see that bitcoin has a twitter account, probably controlled by a weirdo, making a lot of people happy and liking the tweets. We are not purest than bitcoin.
90 percents of the people that were here last year left, discouraged by the sum of all events. we only have twofull times developers now if i am counting right.
I have always proposed some ideas to improve on that also, but not much responsemuch of the time. W need to step our game, and forget about this so called Purity, we are pure in a way, Grin is still unique and has been done as a cryptocurrecny should be done. a lot of tremendous quality work has beeen done in the early days by people that only used their passsion. Ignotus left, letting the coin a bit alone maybe. usability was a problem, why would eople want to ue the most dificult coin in the industry? inflation is the most dificult ever in the industry. Why would people buy or be inteerested in the coin ? How to make themfeeel involved and not having the council that decides for everything in an ivory tower ?
no, grin is not dead yet, but we have to be careful, and try to analyse clearly what works and does not work. For me it would be to abandon NRd kernels, wait for more review, and finish upthis darn atomic swap, that would be slightly more down to earth,and lurker could see at least that we care a bit about of them, and that we are not doing a peronal research project to satisfy our personal technical preferences while ignoring the reality of the world. And clearly offer twitter access to @JustAResearcher , he is just perfect for it and volunteered many time. right now grin twitter is a freaking dead robot. how then can people feel like that we make effort to inform them with a bit if humanity and consider them? Let free up the horses. we re in the same boat