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Re: proposal to change mission statement

From: Wayne Vaughan <wayne@tierion.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:38:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CALwpO4fsp_nAUp7sBPCOtA9yWny-u5gk_741HUkbrmwka6vdTA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net>
Cc: Blockchain CG <public-blockchain@w3.org>
I'd like to make two suggestions.

1) The primary use case for blockchains is payments.  I propose the mission
statement include something about payments. Example:  To develop standards
around blockchain payments and integration of wallet technology into
browsers and other apps.

2) There is a lot of hype and confusion about blockchain technology.  The
very definition of blockchain is in question to many. I propose the mission
statement include something about clarifying the confusion.  Example: To
maintain a set of definitions of blockchain technologies, explore emerging
blockchain technologies and provide analysis on their utility vs existing
technologies."

I recognize that second recommendation may fall outside the traditional
role of the W3C.  However I think it's worth considering given the state of
the industry.


Wayne
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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net> wrote:

> Hi.
>
> let me re-post proposal to change mission statement
> at CG homepage (https://www.w3.org/community/blockchain/)
>
> I don't know decision making procedure of CG.
> but anyway
>
> current statement is as following
>
> "The mission of the the Blockchain Community Group is to generate message
> format standards of Blockchain based on ISO20022 and to generate guidelines
> for usage of storage including torrent, public blockchain, private
> blockchain, side chain and CDN. This group will study and evaluate new
> technologies related to blockchain, and use cases such as interbank
> communications."
>
> and the suggestion is as following
>
> The mission of the Blockchain Community Group is to unleash blockchain to
> its full potential by working in the areas, but not limited, to the
> following:
>
>    - To develop the standard protocols of blockchain to interconnect other
>    networks and services across the industries used for financial
>    transactions, mobile operations, autonomous devices, and etc.
>    - To develop the guidelines for the use of storage technology including
>    torrent, different chain species, CDN, and etc.
>    - To study and possibly to develop standard procedures to evaluate the
>    technological variants of blockchain.
>    - To explore use cases to help dreamers, visionaries and entrepreneurs
>    to expand the technology to unexploited realms and territories.
>    - To foster the collaborations and communication of world blockchain
>    engineering and business community.
>
>
> and the discussion history is at https://blockchaincg.
> atlassian.net/browse/BT-8
>
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