Oh god, the game/bingo thing is a terrible idea.
I don't want that thing on my wallet, because I'll probably end up playing, even if I don't want to. Promoting addictive behaviors is bad.
Is it me, or did the focus changed from "we'll give freedom to everybody" to "making BitShares fun". We don't need anything else than 1) a focus on marketing BitAssets 2) a good user experience for the wallet.
Now I'm pissed off
Funny, I was pretty pissed off that people thought it was a bad idea. I want to own a casino. I despise government sanctioned gambling and lotteries, I would very much prefer having that profit going to me.
So how are these sort of things resolved? A shareholder vote? Or do we vote in some gambling delegate?
I feel like the full wallet should have everything in it (with a toggle switch in the settings for the people afraid of gambling) and then the light wallets would be more specialized, like a bitBingo app or whatever.
I would prefer it being poker as most of the gambling addicts I know of prefer that, but bingo is a good start.
What about prediction markets? Like betting on how much rain will fall in Toronto tomorrow or betting that harper will win the election in October? Is that going to be possible/happen? Sports betting as well of course.
Isn't that exactly what bitshares is now? A prediction market? I guess the delegates would have make the decisions on which side of the bet was right.
The first bet should be 'will the government try to crack down on this?'
I found the nervous Nellie's who were worried about the bitUSD for gambling the most frustrating. Like the gambling would be the straw to break the camel's back. I will admit to being surprised that bitUSD was allowed to exist, but it does, and I think it's crazy to try to limit its uses.
How could anyone into bitshares not know about the mining pool?