Why do you continue to parade Mike’s name around like this? It confuses people and I’m sure it has hurt Mike’s reputation with some that may have gotten the wrong idea. As far as I’m aware, all Mike did was answer some questions of yours about potential attacks. I don’t think that qualifies him as your technical advisor. Has he given you permission to use his name constantly like this in promotions?
In fact, it’s actually incredibly insulting. What I see here is a bunch of millionaires that think they can get together and rip off the work of everyone in this community. Sunny King is a genius and has spent the past 4-5 years building Peercoin and proof-of-stake from the ground up and you all think that you can just get a bunch of money together, rip off his hard work and bypass him.
I hate to break it to you but your huge list of names is incomplete without Sunny King[/quote]
I enjoyed a breath of fresh air when I read this rant. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Sentinel’s frustration whatsoever for a number of reasons:
1) While I love the work sigmike has done, and continues to do, it was only JUNE 17/2014 (less than one year ago) he was officially announced by Sunny King to be part of the core team for developing Peercoin:
See https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=114994.msg7354600#msg7354600 (for reference)
To be fair to Sigmike, and the efforts involved, Peercoin hasn’t skyrocketed in value, and his efforts haven’t been awarded monetarily in a significant manner. So when Neucoin approached him with the opportunit(ies), I have no ill regard for him accepting them.
NB: That doesn’t mean Neucoin totally obliterates the significant inherent value Peercoin has from a development perspective. It simply means that sigmike sees it might be a more rewarding opportunity and has accepted their proposal. That is to be expected with Open Source programmers. This happens every single day.
2) Neucoin has already shown very draconian marketing practices in the way they are rolling out their product. I have multiple reasons why. But you can tell they’re coming from a sales and marketing perspective, using half-truths and over exaggerations to push their un-launched product already. Which is normal for any large corporation to do in the conventional market.
Don’t mistake it. I see Neucoin at this stage, like a “large corporation”, already before launch. They deserve all the warm fuzzies [not] as your every day industrial large corporate conglomerate, especially with all the name dropping and market literature they’re shoveling out.
3) Some one might say “But they’re already marketing them selves so much better than Peercoin has…”
– Yes I concede that point. Doesn’t mean they’re not going to have huge growing pains, technological fumbles, and other incidentals slap them in the face as they roll it out. Peercoin has history and a track record. They have yet to start theirs. We’re already ahead of their game, and that holds to be true without name dropping.
I’m fully ready for a healthy (but mature) debate about the subject if necessary.
But none of this is the real purpose of this post.
I’ve seen Sentinelrv’s posts over the last 2-3 years, and I’m really impressed by the way he spoke his mind, had completely valid points, and said what needed to be said.
Hats off to you Sentinelrv!!
[size=8pt][size=8pt]Little Hint for those reading this far. My interpretation is that Neucoin will end up being akin to a Ripple v2.0 with a different name. Huge explosion of interest, and lack of adoption by the majority (not referring to design or technology, just comparing launch, initial interest, and what happens 6-12 months down the road with price decline. History always repeats itself. My opinion only, but I’ve been right numerous times. :))[/size][/size]