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Re: proposal to change mission statement

From: Jacques Favier <favier@lavoiedubitcoin.info>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:37:17 +0200
To: Wayne Vaughan <wayne@tierion.com>, Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net>
CC: Blockchain CG <public-blockchain@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D407241F.44CB3%favier@lavoiedubitcoin.info>
I cannot approve more than I do, on both suggestions
Jacques Favier
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De :  Wayne Vaughan <wayne@tierion.com>
Date :  mardi 20 septembre 2016 16:38
À :  Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net>
Cc :  Blockchain CG <public-blockchain@w3.org>
Objet :  Re: proposal to change mission statement
Renvoyer - De :  <public-blockchain@w3.org>
Renvoyer - Date :  Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:39:29 +0000

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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