So, not sure if this is something that is within the scope of Grin Council’s interest, but my name is Krzysztof Bielecki I am lurking in this community since January 2019 and I am author of the book “ABC blockchaina” (“The ABC of blockchain”) that became quite popular here in Poland. Basically, it is huge (over 700 pages) tome covering everything from basics of using cryptocurrencies, through blockchain’s history, to more technical stuff. I might be biased, but I consider it quality stuff and the reviews tend to confirm that.
But enough of the bragging - I am here to tell what is unusual about that book. Basically, I approached various projects and individuals to help make the book free - each batch is branded by different project/individual and the books are available 100% for free at various blockchain/startup/fintech events in Poland (both huge events and small events) and via airdrops in various cities (basically, the book is available for free in various cafes and book stores, no hidden costs). “ABC blockchaina” was also given to plenty of libraries and for students at some universities here in Poland. I think you get the picture - the goal is to spread knowledge about the blockchain tech and make people interested in the topic, give them basics and encourage them to explore the topic even further through lots of info available on the internet.
So, currently I am about to release new and expanded version of the book, with couple of new sections added, one of them being 100% about Mimblewimble and anonymity. I thought it would be cool, if Grin could be the one to fund that batch. 100% funds would be spent on printing the book, there is no fixed amount of copies in a batch (so request for funding can be for 500 copies or 1000 copies or any number of copies), cost to print a copy is about 3-3,5 USD (depending on final size of the new edition). I am not going to lie, there is no additional incentive for Grin in that, Mimblewimble and Grin will be one of the topics covered in the book anyway, no matter what the decision about funding would be, so please look at it not in the terms of profitability, CPC and other metrics, but simply a donation for educational cause. Perhaps not the greatest pitch ever, but trying to be honest here.
I am willing to provide more info about the book and places in which it is available if needed. I am able to prove my identity via the private keys to the public keys that are printed inside the book (or you can simply send me PM on Facebook https://pl-pl.facebook.com/ABCblockchaina). My e-mail is “kb” at the Gmail domain.