@iisurge @bmp02050 @BrownSlaughter & @Didi
Sad to see you guys go, For the most part you have contributed a lot to the community and is evident by your active participation and activity. I appreciate you being able to hang in there during the ups and downs.
@Sebsebzen @stefioan @sum
Dont know you guys so well, but have read your posts as you have contributed (actually i read everyones posts almost daily, both here and reddit).
Involvement in Crypto is probably best summed up by Kenny Rogers "The Gambler"
We all have to make those life decisions as to where our time and money is best spent. I think anyone involved during 2013/2015 has found it to be a crazy ride and sometimes exceptionally difficult. There is no guarantee to anyone that at the end (will there be an end?) that we will be better off.
this is a little TL&DR
Just to share my mind a little, I was involved in the internet probably before before most of you.
Back then there was no WWW. Everything was telnet, ftp, gopher It was text based. i used a 14.4k dialup modem. My PC was a i386 with 4MB ram
When WWW kicked off, i thought wow, this is truly amazing.
I could see the potential, but lacked the skills to truly get involved.
I was later involved in computer gaming, back when Quake1test was released to the public as a teaser.
Boom, I got involved more. I ran a LAN Party for gaming on weekends with a few friends and we would have up to 80 odd people playing.
I ran a website, learnt some programming, ran promotions and become social
The project was done as a no profit, it was a great learning experience and I could see the potential for online gaming into the future.
However, I lacked the resources to carry it through… I look back on the at the scene now and am amazed how far it has come and sadly disappointed that I couldn’t carry that dream forward.
After first hearing about crypto, i sat silently and monitored, I could see the potential, but let it evolve. It was so left field.
2013 was my step in point, but Bitcoin was already kicking along and could see that the boat was just leaving.
Reddcoin was one of the first I identified as setting itself apart from others.
It wasnt just a coin to mine, but had a goal for usage in terms of adoption and usage.
I have only recently became a member of the Dev team, but I believe Reddcoin carries a potential beyond those existing tipping platforms that have already been developed. Some will scoff that there is no place or room for this.
I am in for the long term, and for me is a long term project which i am prepared to buy into…not only with cash, but also time and effort.
To put it in perspective, Bitcoin has taken 5 years to reach its current point… and did this with little support except the faith of those developing. It is only in this last 18months that more attention has been placed on it from the general public.
Like @ReddcoinRocks, I will probably one of the very last to turn the lights off this project.