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Re: GrinconU.S 1/28/19: Dan Boneh speaking....& shame on all investors buying developer tickets


Hello Catheryne and the Grin Community at-large.

I’m glad to hear that you have been able to confirm Dan Boneh as a speaker at Grincoin U.S. and thank you for all the wonderful work you have been putting into organising this wonderful event. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, so I hope the recordings will be of good quality.

Commenting on your use of shame for those who purchased developer tickets without being actual developers themselves:

Grin is an massively important development for humanity on this planet. To exclude people because of their profession at this stage is very sad, and reeks of pre-judgement. - It is not possible to know what is the heart-intention of those who have bought tickets. - It is quite possible that committed and well researched investors are precisely what is needed at this point of time.

Market-based reasoning would suggest that those who are willing to commit money first to attending are the most dedicated.

My suggestion is that behind your statement of shame is the fear that some developers who would want to come will miss out. I can see this as a valid concern for an exclusively developer focused event.

Instead of the use of shame, maybe reflect back on yourself? Could the underlying fact be that there is a far greater market pressure from investors than developers at this stage? 

Either way: if you are determined to make a developer focused event, in an investor dominated environment; you will need to build a bias into the system. Your technique of having general-availability tickets (without bias), then using shame for a exclusion methodology is not the community-inclusive ethos that I love Grin for.

After all, ain’t we all here for the development and great success of Grin, developers and humans alike? ☺️


Note: If you actually are a developer: go buy your ticket first. - Or your will be out-competed in this ticket market.

Note: if you are in investor: understand that the content of the even will be technical and do should do your homework and study so you can comprehend what is on offer. - Take the opportunity to build connections to developers as having many more developers sponsored by investors would be a huge blessing for Grin overall. (And help secure the development of your strategic position in the market).

> On 21 Dec 2018, at 01:01, Catheryne Nicholson <catheryne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I wanted to announce that Dan Boneh, one of the world's top cryptographers, has just confirmed he will be speaking at Grincon U.S.!!! 
> We are over 50% sold out - don't wait to get your tickets at http://grincon/us  
> Speaking of tickets.....
> #SHAME to all investors purchasing developer tickets for Grincon U.S.: you know who you are, we do too. If you're a investment/hedge/venture/money fund, you should NOT be buying developer tickets. Do we need to say it again?! #DontBeDick
> Good-luck to all on the Floonet upgrade today!! Exciting times. We are in the process of updating our Grinmint pool also🤞
> -- 
> Best,
> Catheryne Nicholson
> CEO and Founder, BlockCypher
> See our latest Grinmint mining pool software!
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