Yes! We should quit this little experiment called grin, the Network Hashrate is in its lowest level since I don’t know when, the “main” repository looks dead, honestly how many developers are currently contributing to the mimblewimble github account? 2 and a half? 1? but still, who can really read that Rust code? but at least the “memory is safe” right?! … and @igno.peverell remains as the main contributor, we lost @Yeastplume and I could bet @lehnberg can’t sleep thinking about what if we lose @antioch
Well, at least we have Grin++ that beautiful, easy to use, private wallet, translated into 14 different languages, available for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android (if you want to use grin on iOS go and download IronBelly now and, please, stop asking me about iOS, thank you). Grin++ is so good that even @tromp is using it, but also 50% of all users. But… how do we thanks @david for his amazing work? with an endless amount of “debates” that turn out into personal attacks after the third message? he’s the only one with enough guts to talk about uncomfortable topics, and we have a lot, but also, it looks like he’s the only one that is really worried about usability, he wrote a whole node/wallet by himself, he’s always trying to elevate grin to the next level and he’s always willing to offer support to everybody… you know what?! I propose to split the funds in a half between grin-* and Grin++, and trust me, I’m not biased at all
We should quit this thing… anyways we don’t even have presence on Social Media, no one will miss us… not even the moon guys on the Telegram Grin Community. I can’t decide what is more annoying to me: the people who join the Grin++ group asking for support without scrolling up a bit or the people talking about grin economics over and over again.
Oh, man… we should quit this thing…
But… stay with me… what if… and this is a huge extra large, what if…
What if what we’re doing is something bigger than us here? What if low inflation (or disinflation?) with a limited supply of 1 grin per second is the key? what if the Grin-Mini miner is actually real and anyone from any corner of this extensive planet could mine their own grins? I mean, f**k Exchanges, we have TradeOgre now, but we could have many more. What if grin becomes the purest academic coin and then this will attract the attention of communities focused on true privacy: cypherpunks, privacy advocates, activists and true journalists. Then, more regular people will join us. In a world where Censorship is becoming more and more popular, people will need to find new ways of bypassing government restrictions. Perhaps it is just me, but sometimes I think this reality is getting too close to a 1984 dystopia.
I have to be honest… every time I explain the Interactivity thing to others I’m actually really surprise when I receive answers like: “awesome, so I have full control of my wallet”, and specially coming from non tech users. That reaction happens a lot, maybe most of the time. I know, anecdotes are not science, but even some crypto users admit they would like to be able to cancel transactions. I also heard someone asking: “and can I accept transactions too?”… of course, I don’t think if someone receives a big amount of grins will reject the transaction, but it is at least interesting to hear that.
Look, it’s a huge headache thinking on how to simplify the Grin++'s UI both Desktop and Android… and it is not figurative speaking. It is not an easy task. It feels like we have to deal with the consequence so to say, of some grin… “features”… but if we stop for a second, the truth is you only need to exchange 2 messages at any time from any location, you could do it off-line and/or online, and to be fair, that’s amazing. I know that dealing with tor and censorship is a pain in the ass but it is possible and maybe in the future it will be easier and easier, maybe it won’t be using tor, maybe it will be using something else. I’m not even sure if I will open a funding request in the near future, I know that if I’m not delivering true value the Community will eat me alive, but it needs to be that way, we must have very high standards. I want to see more people involved in grin, but all of us should deliver true value. Also, let’s try to keep our current devs involved, we need them.
Yes! We should quit this little experiment called grin, but first… let’s try to embrace the motto: “Designed for the decades to come, not just for tomorrow. To be used by anyone, anywhere, without censorship or restrictions”… and then… let’s see what happens, it is hard to deny that we are all curious about what will happen to this yellow thing.
[yes, I have to use the “T” because some people still confuse me with Burkett, I mean, I wish but I’m not ]