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Re: Roll call / intro

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:47:29 +0200
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Great initiative Tiffany!

I am Adrian Hope-Bailie. I am the Advisory Committee rep for Ripple at the
W3C and will be co-chairing the recently formed Web Payments Working Group
(which is focused on improving payments initiation in the browser as
opposed to using the Web as payment rails).

One of my goals in the Web Payments WG is to ensure that the
recommendations we publish are accommodating of open payments schemes like
ILP so that everyday user's and developers will ultimately find themselves
in an ecosystem where payments are "built-in" to the Web platform.

I have been interested in crypto-currencies and alternative payments tech
(like Open Transactions) for about 5 years. Seriously enough to have a good
broad understanding of where it fits into the world of traditional payments
(I used to work for ACI Worldwide) but not seriously enough to have
invested 5 years ago and be a Bitcoin millionaire! Bummer :)

Until we have elected chairs for the group and had our first few
calls/meetings I'll co-ordinate things and keep up the momentum but I do
encourage you all to post questions/opinions and ideas to the list to keep
the discussion going. This will help us to start getting a feel for where
the group's priorities are so we can start to develop a roadmap.

Any questions regarding the administration of the group you can send my way.

On 24 October 2015 at 11:46, Lucas Huber <lh@codoo.io> wrote:

> 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
> > 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>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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