Location: Online Meeting
Present: Annemieke Eggink, Bart Hulshof, Matthias Bentein, Nick Toet, Paul Willen, Jaap Broeders, Robby Stofbergen, Rijk Plasman.
Absent: Marc Slagter.
TALKING POINTS, POINTS OF DISCUSSION.
Live-streaming and/or recordings of the GAB meetings with/or without Rijk Plasman.
Via Jaap, the idea has emerged whether it is possible and desired to share live streaming or recordings of all GAB meetings with the community. Very good arguments have been made as for argument. Jaap: ‘Openness and clarity. It would be good to be open about this. The community can then see what opinions are expressed and how they are expressed. And one must be able to observe what the GAB does further in its spare time for Gulden.” Robby believes it could lead to more community engagement and believes it would certainly be a good thing. In addition to these advantages, it is also stated that the drafting and sharing of notes might become unnecessary because of the discussions being open and for everyone to follow.
As the topic was more discussed, it quickly became clear through Paul and Matthias that it will be very difficult to have a normal meeting, as a large part of what is discussed is of a confidential nature. There are continuous topics mixed up, which already makes live broadcast not possible. All that could be possible is a video edit with clips that can be shared with the community. However, it will not be entirely, but half-followed discussions. Jaap and Robby did not know in advance that much of what is being discussed was of a confidential nature. Jaap suggest to continue the meeting to see how much of the meeting is confidential, and to return to this point at the end of the meeting. Unfortunately due to time constrains we could not return to it, but GAB can continue the issue in their Slack channel. Most of the GAB agrees that live or video recordings at this stage of development is likely not feasible.
Exchange listings by community voting.
Robby has come forward with the idea to find out the possibilities to be listed for free on exchanges through communtiy voting. Community voting requires little to no investment from the Gulden.com B.V., but possibly some technical assistance or assistance from the Gulden.com B.V. There has been a question of whether Gulden.com B.V. would cooperate in that aspect if there were successful listings come on exchanges. Rijk indicates that they want to offer other exchanges the same help or technical support as they do for Nocks and Bittrex. However, Rijk does not want to have to sign contracts with any exchanges (for responsibility, etc.), as well as not having to pay a listing fee. There will be a discussion of the usefulness or inuse of the multi-exchange listen and whether this should be done on smaller or large exchanges. Most of the GAB agrees that more exchanges can result in more independence and a decentralized character that is being seen. Multiple exchanges can increase mutual competition from exchanges, which can be beneficial for the Gulden user.
Rijk indicates that an exchange does not have to have any contact with Gulden in principle. The code is freely accessible on Github and each exchange is free to listen to Gulden. Centure will always contact the exchanges that an update is ready so that they can make this update(s).
Robby came up with the point of view from the Gulden community that there are big question marks hanging over the subject GeenStijl and the donations that have gone in the direction to the Gulden wallet of GeenStijl. It has been stated that there have been many people who have made substantial donations to GeenStijl and since the donation target has been picked up there have been few to no messages. Robby’s question is whether a little more information can be shared with the community.
Rijk: ‘There is plenty of contact between me and the team behind GeenStijl. As has been shared before, geenstijl’s team is facing a technical backlog as a result of them becoming independent. Once GeenStijl has this in order, there are very nice things to develop in the future. Further integration and the use of the technology behind Gulden is therefore in the hands of GeenStijl itself. Rijk is satisfied with the result of the collaboration with GeenStijl so far. There are an awful lot of new users added by GeenStijl, and I am very grateful to them for that. Unfortunately, the fact that the price has slumped (as well as the entire crypto market) has caused less sentiment. However, that does not imply that there is nothing left in the barrel.
Rob adds: Future developments as a Gulden tip that can be sent among themselves to agitators are an example (similar Bots have already been created in different Telegram crypto channels).
New people in the GAB, how can they help?
Jaap doesn’t know everyone who’s in the GAB, as well as the new faces. Jaap asks the new GAB members where their qualities lie. It has been agreed to share this among themselves on the Gulden advisory board Slack to join forces and make use of everyone’s qualities.
What is the purpose of the GAB in 2020?
Jaap comes up with the question of what the goals of the GAB are in the year 2020 and how the new members can help or contribute to this. There are currently no to few tasks to give to the new 3 GAB community members. It has been agreed on paper to determine the time available for the new GAB members to commit to the GAB. Annemieke indicates that tasks are always shared between them when there are tasks to be shared. That’s going really well so far.
Rijk asks about the role of the new 3 GAB members and how they see themselves in this, in response to the question of the goals of the GAB.
Rob: I see myself as a link between the community and the developers.
Onno: The same as Rob, with the extra to emphasize the translation back to the community.
Jaap: I see this a lot wider. There’s still a lot of work to do to get the community into a positive vibe. I would like to make a strong commitment to that. I’d love if the GAB can pick that up, in addition to giving advice to the developers.
Jaap: How does Rijk feel about that?
Rijk thinks it’s about what the course of Gulden is doing matters the most. As soon as the course skyrockets everyone is happy and satisfied. Once the opposite happens, the sentiment and atmosphere in the Gulden community is much more negative. That has always been and will not suddenly change, is his expectation. So if the goal of the GAB is to bring the community in a positive vibe, maybe the GAB can think and brainstorm about ways to make the price of Gulden go higher.
An online GAB meeting is being scheduled for the second week of April, without the presence of Rijk to re-discuss the topics discussed and to exchange views.
The GAB has one clear question towards the Gulden community and we ask you to share that answer in the #lounge of the Gulden Slack, or on Twitter. The question is: What would you like to see being developed once Phase 4 has started, when we have reached a huge milestone? Food for thought about this: What large or small-scale development should be achieved? What should be priority number one now?