I have simply been perplexed as to why Charles Hoskinson left the company he "founded" to start a new "organization", then tout this new organization's work as the next magical wonderbread with no real-life stuff to back it up.
I really do not care how one cuts it, if they pay attention they will see an obvious tendency for Charles AND Invictus to never really talk about what happened. There are many unknowns as to why he left Invictus and to my knowledge this has not been ironed out and explained to the community (a community he is asking to donate a "cap" of 60,000 BTC to mind you). I mean what would keep him from just up and leaving this new organization he "founded". Lots of credit taken, none really deserved imo...Invictus has done the work since he "founded" them and left from what I have seen since PTS launch. Other than his prior efforts in teaching about Bitcoin Technology (which was very commendable) and making constant marketing rounds for a product yet to exist beyond it's concept.
Bytemaster and his crew, on the other hand, pushed through and continue to actively build that which Charles Hoskinson "founded" and left. If there is something I am missing please tell me, because this is something that our entire community deserves to understand.
If you ask me, I tend to get, as Adam says in one of his posts, "that ripple queeziness" in my gut when thinking about Ethereum. I do not see it as changing the paradigm in which we currently live to lift people out of debt slavery...but instead incentivize something very similar to the current system...only 2.0, autonomous and harder for the little guy to fight against if it goes bad.
I know my take on this will piss a few people off, but I suppose that is what you get when there is so much Buzz and no real explanations to anything other than "its kind of magical" and "I founded Invictus", which is an IMPLIED statement that you think it could be done better (or something more sinister). Not speaking to these points only forces people to have to default to the "something more sinister" way of thinking...