UPDATE December 9, 2018 (Europe: Paris), December 9, 2018 (America: Los Angeles)
I am publishing my elections candidate video quite late, and I’d like to share it with as many people as possible. Please share this video on Telegram groups and other media channels. It is the best help for me:
Please see and share this endorsement video from my old friend Sergey Sergienko (Crhonobank.io):
Thank you Sergey!
Now with the recent decision of council that I’ve just translated to Russian NEM Foundation Council Elections Announcement we have many chances for real NEM Foundation 2.0
Please read the content of what I’ve stated in my Candidate Policy Document running for the position of Vice President Foundation below:
ex-NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator
Dear NEM Community, read this even if you are not NEM member eligible for voting on Dec. 10-14th 2018 to be able to vote later. I was born in Russia, but most of my conscious life spent abroad. Now I am blockchain researcher yet Since 1998 I built design studio and several other related businesses that became world leaders in areas like UX design and cryptographic software protection. Since 2006 I have been passionate about decentralization and launched a few pilot projects. I discovered NEM in search for perfect blockchain project in 2015 and since 2016 did research on NEM improvements. I officially worked with Jeff & Albert and others on NEM Foundation since the beginning of 2017. We started from user experience in UX and marketing for NEM site. Then for a year I was NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator speaking and traveling extensively to start over 100 projects like national stock exchanges, pilots in national banks and opening new countries for NEM with conferences and other events, yet focusing on NEM development with my team of over dozen developers and UX designers. Now all of them are applying to work with Foundation and Core devs are reviewing their CV’s, and I’d like to run for NEM position of NEM Foundation Vice President.
I’m submitting this at the last minute, and it may sound like a quick fix, but there are no surprises for me in last days events. I knew too much about NEM Foundation. The best proof of it is that I’ve never received anything from NEM Foundation, no bounties, no salaries, and no 1 million dollar budget part of which was even approved, so I could spend it from my savings, and another proof is that you probably didn’t hear about me and hardly heard about my work with NEM.
I was planning to reveal a long-term business strategy for NEM, yet now let us do our best to fix the current issue first. NEM Foundation 2.0 should happen now, or Core team will be completely right in cutting off its finances and spinning off new organizations to focus on real stuff like development that is not conflicting with foundation.
For NEM Foundation 2.0 to happen community should get control over it in 4 steps:
- On December 10-14th all eligible NEM members vote for a list of candidates who promised to run POI elections as soon as Singapore laws allow (let’s assume that it’s possible to run them on the same day - December 7th right after the announcement of elected candidates).
- Later on Dec 14th, or as soon as it is possible, the whole community starts POI vote that takes significant time to give a chance for the majority to vote, yet this time should be short enough, so to minimize the risk of POI manipulation.
- Right after POI elections, I would like to see a better system then both POI and members voting created and only candidates who state that this is their top priority should be voted for in POI voting (There should be a deadline for this work stated in candidates Policy Documents). As each candidate stated the deadline for new election mechanism, immediately after they are elected, they schedule the nearest possible date of next elections with new “post-POI” voting. Post POI voting may be a higher priority then release of Catapult especially when NIS migrates over to Catapult, and the consensus algorithm may not be the same so POI could be at least for some time replaced. I plan to share my MVP of the new voting system before the election date.
- Final elections happen with the goal of creating new policies to protect foundation long term from repeating past mistakes and as much as possible from other risks.
I propose to create a dedicated group of at least half of council members after each election with specific responsibilities in the area of supporting Core devs and even if no one joins I am ready to take responsibility for these goals:
now — roadmap part till Catapult Public Test Net
After POI voting — a full roadmap
After final voting — long-term strategy
Even if it all above seems to you as complete nonsense and you don’t want me to win, vote for me to get respect from hundreds of thousands of people, as you together with them can vote me out in POI voting on December 14th itself or latest in a few days after it. I’ll post about candidates who promise to initiate POI ASAP after elections so you can have a clear list for candidates on telegram NEM chats and channels but do subscribe to https://t.me/NF2_0 just in case they get censored. Please send this to all NEM members you know and to all NEM communication channels. Let’s make NEM DAO again.