Team

TEAM

Our team is anonymous that won't change

We've got a small team who has been in blockchain dev since around 2011 as well as application developers, good at making things user friendly.

This all started because we were working on the Kingfish wallet which was a Grin wallet, and some miner software for Grin. The tech was very cool, but then this emission schedule and the attitude of the core devs made us realize their priorities wrong.

So Kingfish partners joined bitgrin team. Many of us on the original team were not happy with the economic decisions.

We're actually pretty active in Grin Core team chat.

TEAM VISION

- Goal to be simple for end user

Crypto is super hard to use, keeping your money private is impossible. Bitgrin solves those problems making the latest scientific breakthroughs in cryptography, usable by everyone, all while being built on robust bitcoin economics. Bitgrin paves the road to mass adoption

there is a lot of confusion about what crypto is for many folks think it is a way to make money by buying new coins and selling as they mature

ignoring the central idea of decentralized money.

Grin folks invented a better BTC, and then proceeded to apply infinite inflation for reasons I can't explain it's decentralized, lightweight, and fast

but you can't just mint 1 new coin every second, thats not sound monetary policy even USD doesnt do anything that extreme

and yet the buying power of USD falls, even with their small inflation schedule and we already know a schedule that seems to work: the Bitcoin schedule

so why not use this in combination with the lightweight blockchain approach of Grin?

Lightning Network doesnt solve BTC problems, because settlement is important, and scale means fees.

Bitgrin solves all of these problems by offering a truly lightweight settlement layer, with no arbitrary P2P layer on top

A few words about others MW coins

Grin has Grin economics: infinite coins forever which is kind of insane, Grin could have easily just limited their supply but they refuse to do that.

Our key differentiator is our economically sound emission schedule

Beam and BitGrin are working towards the same kind of thing, or at least our goals are more in line than they are with the Grin team. Our approaches are pretty different, from a technology perspective though. I fully expect all three projects to coexist and hopefully make each other better

Being “non corporate” isn’t necessarily good. To some degree it’s useful to have profits, a core team, etc

But if it’s too corporate (Beam) then your whole organization is susceptible to issues of centralization such as being shut down by the government.

The decentralized nature of the software prevents that to some extent, but nothing beats being driven by a team of anonymous contributors. That is true censorship resistance. It’s a feature, not a bug.

But we don’t need them to lose for us to win, we can win together, I believe a symbiotic mutually beneficial relationship is ideal with the Grin team.

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