I will accept your offer and put you in contact with your web lead who can handle the transfer. Once the names have transferred we will send you 25 PTS and then announce on the forum your cooperation.
Glad to have you onboard.
On Dec 25, 2013, at 8:43 AM, Michael Zweighaft wrote:
You make some excellent points and I fully understand. It was short-sighted of me to attempt an immediate profit in something that is still at an early stage and not yet bringing a profit to those who are actually doing the work. All I did was come up with the name bitshares, and I bought the domain names very soon after.
I will accept your offer of 20 PTS, but I would like to request an additional 5 PTS for the purpose of promoting ProtoShares and BitShares. I could help increase awareness by giving them away one at a time on facebook, twitter, and most importantly reddit. Reddit is a powerhouse in the social media world, and has been a chosen platform for many who are interested in cryptocurrencies. The Bitcoin subreddit is a major part of the bitcoin community - it has almost 90,000 subscribers. The Litecoin subreddit has about 15,000 subscribers and r/dogecoin also has 15,000 subscribers and is growing extremely fast. By comparison, the Protoshares subreddit only has 4 subscribers, and r/bitshares has 17 subscribers. There is some catching up to do.
I have recently become an investor in Dogecoin, and I have been giving some away to my friends on facebook as a holiday gift. When I message my friends and offer them some DOGE, they are initially reluctant because they don't understand how to use it or why it has value. But it's a great benefit to a new user to simply install the wallet and make a transaction.
We are still so early in this movement, and it is very exciting to me to have a brand new asset to invest in. I think by this time next year we are going to be very happy with the growth we have seen, both in the prices of cryptocurrencies and the businesses that work to develop the infrastructure.
I'm glad we could make a deal, and I'm excited to get involved in the cause.
On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Daniel Larimer wrote:
We are not profiting from owning the name BitShares but have given everyone an equal opportunity to contribute and profit from the cause. I would recommend that you contribute them to the cause because this is bigger than any one of us. Those that are invested in the potential of BitShares would rather us spend $20K building bitshares than paying off someone attempting to profit from registering a name I first used just 10 days after you registered the domain. 100% of the value of the domain right now is of my creation and I have not had a payday anywhere near $20K for my work in making BitShares a reality.
I think that you would profit far more from supporting the cause and investing in BTS and ProtoShares than by attempting to leverage your domain squatting for a quick buck.
Bottom line, I am willing to offer you 10 PTS per name and then give you a lot of credit for contributing to the cause like everyone else has contributed. Far better for us to spend $10K actually building a website than just for the domain. Be a hero or villain, your choice.
So I would welcome you to the team and will gladly credit your contribution to the movement.