Yea dude, it totally does. The developers have literally done the impossible. Grin completely wipes the floor with every coin out there.
The only videos and articles I have read have been pitched at an enthusiast crowd. I have wondered why this coin does not have a marketing team / volunteers. When I asked about it in Gitter, I have been told to do it myself.
I think the approach of the council to do it ourself is absolutely right. This project values decentralization above all else and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Don’t get me wrong, it destroys other coins when it comes to privacy and scalability too
Ignotus Paverell and the Grin council have been very open from day 1. They have taken great pain to ensure that:
- Everything is conducted in an open and clear manner. All records are publicly available to everyone at all times
- All discussions are held in public in gitter, where everyone can read and follow whats happening in REAL time
- Provided a constant presence of gitter and the forums. They always answer any question(s) put forward by literally anyone promptly and honestly
- Continuously strive to improve further upon this (which is super hard)
Truth is, It doesn’t get any more open than that. Heck, taking such steps carries such a tremendous amount of effort, work and patience, that only those who absolutely value decentralization and inclusiveness will even consider taking it yet alone do it. To prove this further, I challenge anyone to present any other coin out of the thousands out there that even comes close. It’s odd, but I have absolute trust in them although I have never met any of them in person.
Thus in response to your question about raising awareness and adoption, the grin council have definitely taken the right decision by not getting involved.
Truth is, blame lies entirely within us as a community. We have become accustomed to ‘spectating’ & ‘whining’ rather than taking decisive action. We have to an extent failed to follow the ample of excellent examples laid before us. I can’t even begin to imagine how frustrating this has been for the developers of Grin who have literally put their heart and soul into this project.
What’s needed more than ever is for this community to:
- Join together as a team and get beyond the petty arguments
- Start playing an active role in grin and it’s development
I really do hope that we stop limiting Grin and start to spread Grin. If you want Grin to be included on a ledger, then we should take action and get it done! If we want grin listed on bazinga exchange, then we should submit an application. If we want grin to be talked about everywhere then lets spread it’s message on every social channel we’ve got. I’m certain that as a community can achieve great things.
It’s critical that the marketing of grin be structured in a way that stays true to grins value & ideals - absolute openness, honestly and above all else inclusive. I’ll start work immediately on it and put my recommendations on a thread hopefully by the end of day. Everyone is more than welcome, in fact encouraged take part so we can make sure we get this right.
Ignotus and every grin developer have always welcomed everyone into the Grin community and encouraged us to get involved. To play an active and pivotal role in making this the best cryptocurrency ever!
This is a CALL TO ACTION for EVERY GRINNER out there!
IGNOTUS NEVER LEFT THE PROJECT, BECAUSE WE ARE ALL IGNOTUS!!!