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Re: Roll call / intro

From: Lucas Huber <lh@codoo.io>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:46:47 +0200
To: public-interledger@w3.org
Message-ID: <562B5387.3050109@codoo.io>
Hi,
My name is Lucas Huber and I'm involved in the Swiss startup KOINA AG 
and in another project what is focused on middleware for distributed 
ledgers.
I am active in research and development for  community currencies since 
2008 with a special interest in clearing processes between local or 
sectoral exchanges. In this field I work together with Jens Martignoni.
It is a great pleasure to me to see this group becoming active and I'm 
looking forward to a hopefully steady grow of consensus among us to 
shape a solution that is straightforward and sophisticated enough to 
cover nearly all  the possible use cases.

Our newest site is http://moneygrid.net which is focused on interledger 
eg. intertrading between exchanges.

Am 23.10.2015 um 20:32 schrieb Ryan Fugger:
> Hi everyone.  I'm Ryan Fugger.  I started the original Ripple project 
> back in 2004.  ILP closely resembles what I was aiming at back then, 
> and I am very excited to see this moving forward.  The vision behind 
> my project was that if there was a protocol for allowing credit, 
> wherever it is found, to become liquid and transferable through a 
> global network, then people will be empowered to create and use forms 
> of money that more closely align with their values as human beings.  
> It's about decentralizing and giving the edges of the network the same 
> capabilities as the centre, in contrast to how banking works today.
>
> I love Bitcoin as an elegant decentralized currency, and I want to see 
> Bitcoin integrated with as many systems as possible and used by 
> everyone on the planet.  But Bitcoin doesn't yet handle credit well, 
> and it will not replace the many existing credit systems out there, 
> nor the many *potential* credit systems that remain latent because of 
> lack of an interconnection protocol.  Credit money is more flexible 
> than commodity money in terms of its abundance and potential for 
> helping people organize for their own well-being.  To paraphrase 
> Michael Linton, money is about keeping score, and it makes no sense 
> that value creation should be limited because there aren't enough 
> points to go around.
>
> I think the challenge here will be less about resolving technical 
> issues and more about getting a critical mass of value connected to 
> the network.
>
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 9:22 AM, Preston Byrne 
> <preston@erisindustries.com <mailto:preston@erisindustries.com>> wrote:
>
>     Great idea, Tiffany - I'm sure there are a lot of names on this
>     list who are already acquainted with one another!
>
>     I'm Preston Byrne. I'm the COO and GC of Eris Industries
>     <https://erisindustries.com>. I also like marmots
>     <http://marmots..org>.
>
>     PJB
>
>     On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 6:54 PM, Tiffany St.John
>     <tiffany4772@hotmail.com <mailto:tiffany4772@hotmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>         Hey everybody. It looks like there are 70 of us in this group
>         so far.  I thought a quick intro would be nice to help us get
>         acquainted.
>
>         I'm Tiffany Hayden and I'm very involved in the Bitcoin
>         community. I was excited to hear that the specs for a
>         Bitcoin-ILP implementation have been written. I'd love to see
>         more volume flow through Bitcoin. I'm also a huge Ripple fan
>         and have been moderating the unofficial forum for awhile. I
>         may be the only person on the planet who loves both Ripple and
>         Bitcoin. I was concerned that there weren't very many Bitcoin
>         supporters in this group, so I reached out to a few of the
>         brilliant Bitcoin minds in my local group and they have joined
>         as well.
>
>         I'm currently working on a project to help bring financial
>         access to refugees. If you're interested, you can read about
>         it here:
>         https://medium.com/@haydentiff/refugees-the-next-wave-of-disruptors-34f3287cf7fe#.fa15ntqjo
>
>         I follow everything going on in the fintech space -payment
>         systems, remittances, distributed ledger technology,
>         cryptocurrencies. I love it all.
>
>         I'm liberty-minded, a believer in the non-aggression
>         principle, and a member of the Michigan Peace and Liberty
>         Coalition.
>
>         I'm also a homeschooling mother and just possibly the last
>         person still using a hotmail account.
>
>
>
>         Looking forward to "meeting" all of you!
>
>         Tiffany
>
>
>
>
>
>
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