What we have here is a common problem when someone gets paid upfront for something, in this case the 30 Million no strings attached BTS...
As a final update, when taking into consideration that I won’t be able to dedicate as much time to directly marketing for BitShares as I originally intended...
Since signing up his interns and a couple people from the meetup several months ago, Follow My Vote has 0 referrals.
Two months since Adam has discussed anything related to FMV on this forum, in fact the OP here is the first FMV related discussion on this board in over a month.
Meanwhile, competition is starting to heat up...
All mentioned in this article http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/staff-editorials/11334/bitcoin-online-voting-issues/ too bad FMV wasn't.
In my opinion, attempting to evaluate my contribution to the community solely based on how many referrals Follow My Vote has generated for BitShares makes no sense at all.
I've been working hard, full-time, day in and day out, in an attempt to make BitShares and Follow My Vote successful. I'm working with Fuzzy now to coordinate a good time for a mumble to bring the community up to speed with respect to what's been going on behind the scenes. With respect to this particular article, if you read the article, it says...
"The V-Initiative isn’t alone when its comes to cryptocurrency voting. Similar efforts to use Bitcoin to enhance online elections have been put forth by organizations like BitCongress, Liquid Feedback, and Agora Voting."
Perhaps we aren't mentioned because we aren't planning on integrating with the Bitcoin blockchain and therefore wouldn't fit nicely in this story. Integrating with BitShares is actually our key differentiator and advantage that we have in that we can claim that we are the only truly decentralized solution.
We've actually been mentioned recently in cryptonewsdaily.com (http://cryptonewsday.com/new-australian-political-party-to-use-blockchain-voting-for-policies/
) ahead of BitCongress.org, so it's not like we are not in the conversation.
At this stage in the game, forming alliances and partnerships are crucial. If you pay attention to our blog (https://followmyvote.com/what-is-the-open-source-initiative-osi/
), you'll see that an organization that Follow My Vote is a part of, CAVO (California Association of Voting Officials), has recently joined OSI (Open Source Initiative). Just as the V-Initiative has been doing, one things that we are focusing on is breaking into academia, starting with Virginia Tech, the globally known top-tier university that both bytemaster and myself graduated from.
As stated above, I'd be happy to discuss these updates and other during the next mumble session. Until then, please keeping in mind, I am working hard for you and the rest of the BitShares community.