FTC development vision


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    @peeet I completely agree with what you say, but a lot of what you say has been tried and failed because, mostly, it is selling what they imagine the coin is, not the technical details of what it really is.
    i.e. forcing the old system on people instead widening the perspective of the tools available such that a new market can find it. Note, that even Bitcoin has not succeeded (yet) to be anywhere near “common cash”.

    This is a new era of development where systems have to be fully up and running, and in an open source way, be sustainable. Whilst Litecoin have created a foundation, FTC has remained community driven, by minimizing costs and encouraging volunteers and the use of open source tools.

    One thing I have learned is there is no easy answer to acceptance or “success” , like “activating segwit” unless the question was “how do you pump and dump a coin?”

    Is an interesting point about the Feathercoin name, AFB and I spent a massive amount of work optimizing the look and feel of the last release of 0.9.6.1, whilst retaining the FTC brand and corporate look (from the members design work on the forum).

    I thing Feathercoin is now the “band name”, like with Mark Bolans T. Rex, we can shorten it to FTC but otherwise thats it. However, I and others have proposed updated icons and logos splashscreen - It is something the non technical can get involved with - please feel free to try to make something better …



  • i’m happy if ftc stays true to itself, doesn’t need all the bells and whistles for bells and whistle’s sake.
    I’m hoping development simply concentrates on it being a good stable safe crypto. and the community has a whole helps promote it as such!


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    @kelsey said in FTC development vision:

    i’m happy if ftc stays true to itself, doesn’t need all the bells and whistles for bells and whistle’s sake.
    I’m hoping development simply concentrates on it being a good stable safe crypto. and the community has a whole helps promote it as such!

    Well said !!!



  • I understand your points of view.

    However, ‘I’m happy if ftc stays true to itself…Good stable safe crypto,’ could be one of the unsafest ways to approach this competitive space.

    My thinking is that a coin can’t simply exist for the sake of existing. The purpose of a currency coin or even just a currency in general is to be used a form of trade/barter. Currency has the value we’re willing to assign it. The more widely accepted a currency is, the more value it has.

    Ask yourselves what purpose will Feathercoin serve? Where can we use it? How can we use it? Good stable and safe- what does this really mean as a crypto currency and how do we get there? How many coins do you think could survive in the long run?

    Complacency, and being dismissive to new ideas are the first steps to dying. We should always be learning and improving as individuals, as businesses and as entities in general. It’s great to be comfortable with how ftc is the way it is but how much success has anyone had with complacency?

    This is my mentality with everything. I’m not expecting these things to be implemented tomorrow or even ever. I’m just surprised that not many share my point of view and excitement for the potential of FTC.



  • @peeet
    i see it very different, in recent years the crypto community has had an unhealthy obsession with “innovation”.

    add “innovation” any “innovation”, innovation for innovation sack, otherwise you’re coin is stale.

    I say to everyone, time for a check, and i certainly agree with you on “Ask yourselves what purpose will Feathercoin serve? Where can we use it? How can we use it?”

    its about creating a usable currency, which is a world away from needing innovation like its a mission to mars.

    currency needs KISS (Keep In Simple Stupid) and even Bitcoin in its simplest form is already too complicated.

    Feathercoin can have a purpose and its a big one., it can be what the original vision for what Bitcoin was still (as bitcoin itself is becoming far removed from).

    Feathercoin can be a legit usable currency, and its one of the best original coins that has a chance to be true to this., and to grow in user base. this is where the focus needs to be put.

    Bitcoin and Litecoin have become too controlled by certain interest groups, relatively small groups that have way to much control over shaping their future.
    Feathercoin can remain fully community controlled. that may sound crazy for now but i do think that will win in the end.



  • @kelsey note i don’t seem to be able to find the edit feature any more, too fix my 10001 typos :(



  • @kelsey Great rebuttal. It’s good to have these sort of discussions. I’m glad you elaborated because I understand your point of view much more now.

    Agree with pretty much everything you said.



  • 100% agree and topics like “ftc development vision” need to be continually discussed and debated by as many community members as possible. an apathetic community itself can lead to too much control by small interest groups.


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    For the first time ever, someone has talked to me in the “real world” about investing in coins. Even though they know I have been involved in coins for years, it has been hard to get through to them as they are enamored by unsupportable vapour ware mumbo jumbo, advanced offers and “investment potential.”

    What is sometimes not understood is there is a large amount of effort just to remain a viable platform. I see this as the “foundation” requirements of a coin. With out these fundamentals there is nothing for anyone else to build on, or base an “FTC development vision” on.

    To give a couple of examples …

    For a POW coin such as FTC, it must be “mine able”. For that mining to be a minimal security level It requires pools. In order to be decentralized its is necessary to encourage a wide verity of miners, in order to do this there needs to open pools. Therefore, it is important to have p2pool technology available.

    In order to be a viable coin there needs to a secure wallet that demonstrates the features. Therefore, a default wallet needs to be built. Other coins have not maintained the wallet because the developers did not pass on their knowledge, therefore something is needed like the forum, where members can be brought up to date and interested parties can contribute or learn about the technology.

    There are many other examples, online explorer, exchanges, software control, github, safe builds etc that define a minimal requirement.

    FTC is a currency, the blockchain transactions and exchange value prove that. FTC is traded, exchanged, like Bitcoin, or Fiat money, that is FTC is a platform the same blockchain technology as Bitcoin.

    Just because FTC contributers are concentrating on the basic foundations does not mean other stuff can’t be done. On the contrary, the guides, support of a active forum is essential to those being possible.



  • @wrapper yes its amazing how many investors/traders don’t realise what goes into maintaining a crypto at the bare minimum.

    tis also why so many coins fade.

    i think what this community needs in a n “FTC community vision” something everyone can have input in, we as a community should not always have a “leave everything to the devs approach”


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