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RE: Roll call / intro

From: Koen Vingerhoets <koen.vingerhoets@telenet.be>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:39:22 +0100
To: <public-interledger@w3.org>
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Dear all,


I’m Koen Vingerhoets, working for a medium sized European bank. I’m a Master in Laws, I do IT as a sidejob and have a keen interest in innovation, change, leadership (I write and speak about those).

As I’m always looking for new evolutions, I installed miners and a node at home to get to know BTC (I also have an eToro account and such… ah well).

Within my company, I’m for 20% of my time in charge of following up “blockchain” in order to built up and spread knowledge.

On that account, we’ve set up a test installation from Eris, Ripple and Hyperledger. From professional point of view, I stay away from BTC. On personal level, I’m of course free to roam freely.


I’m very interested in this project as it’s one of the missing links (literally then) for corporates. No one wants to invest in the wrong technology… now what if that doesn’t matter anymore?

Anyway, at SIBOS the atmosphere around blockchain was no longer “why” but “how”. Looking at the how, the most robust blockchain is still bitcoin. So I can’t remove from the things I’m following.


I’m on Twitter as @IthronKoen. Most people think I’m a sleepless lunatic. Can’t blame them.


Best regards,



From: Lucas Huber [mailto:lh@codoo.io] 
Sent: zaterdag 24 oktober 2015 11:47
To: public-interledger@w3.org
Subject: Re: Roll call / intro


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> ..




On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 6:54 PM, Tiffany St.John <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:

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!





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