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Re: Roll call / intro

From: Flavien Charlon <flavien.charlon@coinprism.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:53:12 +0100
Message-ID: <CABbpET-m0viarnnqP1-4_O9SRNP4jo0jWYptwS7qj1n+_qE+Cg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-interledger@w3.org" <public-interledger@w3.org>
Hi,

I'm Flavien Charlon. I'm the CEO of Coinprism. I authored the colored coins
protocol Open Assets <https://github.com/OpenAssets>, and more recently
worked on a permissioned ledger technology Openchain
<https://www.openchain.org/>.

Best,
Flavien

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:32 PM, Ryan Fugger <arv@ryanfugger.com> wrote:

> 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
>> > 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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