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Re: proposal to change mission statement

From: Jay Kishigami <jay@kishigami.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:02:40 +0100
To: Marta Piekarska <marta@blockstream.io>, "Lemieux, Victoria" <v.lemieux@ubc.ca>
Cc: Wayne Vaughan <wayne@tierion.com>, Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net>, Blockchain CG <public-blockchain@w3.org>
Message-ID: <fc3bb034-51c8-ea4e-48d9-1301b7f502b9@kishigami.net>
+1 to Marta

On 9/20/2016 4:54 PM, Marta Piekarska wrote:
> I absolutely agree. It so happens that today the Blockchain is
> implemented mostly as Bitcoin Blockchain. But as we move forward and
> solve some of the issues (privacy, speed etc) we will start seeing more
> applications. To put it in a more controversial way: if we believe that
> the Blockchain should be used for financial world only then why even
> start a CG, and not incubate a task force in the web payments?
> Have a good day
> m
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>
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>
> +491703311307 (Germany)
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> Signal, Wickr (martap).
>
> Sent from a mobile device, please excuse typos.
>
> On Sep 20, 2016, at 3:49 PM, Lemieux, Victoria <v.lemieux@ubc.ca
> <mailto:v.lemieux@ubc.ca>> wrote:
>
>> Hi All, Apologies that I have been out of touch lately - I had some
>> urgent travel come up . . .
>>
>> Comments on the mission statement:
>>
>> 1. I like the original version below, but think we could also add “To
>> consider how blockchain standards can leverage or inter-operate with
>> existing W3C standards”
>> 2. Although I am sympathetic with the spirit of integreting blockchain
>> payments and integration of wallet technology into browsers and other
>> apps, I actually don’t agree that the PRIMARY use case for blockchains
>> is payments.  This may become more obvious as we gather together
>> specific use cases.
>> 3. I agree that it will be helpful to start systematically
>> capturing/developing a blockchain terminological database.
>> 4. We may also want to consider other standard making initiatives,
>> e.g., the aforementioned ISO Blockchain standard initiative, and how
>> our work can leverage/support/fill gaps.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>> Victoria
>>
>>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 7:38 AM, Wayne Vaughan <wayne@tierion.com
>>> <mailto:wayne@tierion.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Mountie Lee <mountie@paygate.net
>>> <mailto:mountie@paygate.net>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Hi.
>>>
>>>     let me re-post proposal to change mission statement
>>>     at CG homepage (https://www.w3.org/community/blockchain/
>>>     <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
>>>     <https://blockchaincg.atlassian.net/browse/BT-8>
>>>
>>>
>>


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