Adding some words for you.
I first noticed Reddcoin reasonably early on in its history in 2014
I had read a few articles around about the time of the launch and IPO in January, which I found quite interesting.
I could see the benefit of creating a dedicated cryptocurrency that was focused on delivering a mechanism to become the new internet “like” button. The developers had the idea to build an infrastructure to support tipping across various social networks. This was really cool
So my first part of 2014 was spent lurking on Reddit and bitcointalk learning what it (the coin) was wanting to achieve and could see that there was a sustained community interest, before turning to mining for coin in early May (there were so many coin launches in early 2014 which were distracting along with many calls to IPO scams, etc). I focused all my mining resources (a massive 4 GTX280x mining rig) towards the reddcoin blockchain. I had run a few different p2pool nodes in the past, so decided to setup my own P2Pool node as well and generally put my attention to that. I contributed a little to the discussions contained on the various forums. Apart from this I feel I didn’t have too much to contribute.
The switch to POSv was probably the highlight of 2014 for me. After reading Laudneys white paper it was inspiring
It wasn’t just about how many coins you have, but also it was about using them.
Opening your wallet for staking became a cost effective method to generate reddcoin (approx 5%pa). It also helped to secure the network as the incentive to generate coins, also meant that at the same time someone can help contribute to the network security and be rewarded for the effort. Traditional mining was always an expensive past time (look at bitcoin) to setup and maintain, and POSv now made it very affordable and practical
My real involvement for the ongoing development of Reddcoin came in the later part of 2014 and early 2015.
This came about when several users were claiming that there was an issue with the blocktime generation time. I was able to identify that there was a problem, and presented my findings to Laudney. I then worked with Laudney to help diagnose the problem, and later test the fixes to the wallet that were provided
This inspired me to start looking at what more could be done. Reddcoin was in need of more community involvement. There was a constant reminder that there was no method to tip on the new forum ReddcoionTalk. I took this as an opportunity to investigate, and then implemented the tip button on the ReddcoinTalk forum.
Personally, my current activities include to continue to investigate ways to improve the current tipping method, along with alternate methods for different websites. I want to also inspire some of the community who are developers to embrace the tools currently available and develop and build out applications using reddcoin as the base.
Remember, this is a project where anyone can contribute!