DACs are the cornerstone for marketing.
DACs are the products themselves. Yes, if they are good, then they will market themselves. But this code will be open source and anyone can copy it. Hence, the airdrop would bring more people in and immediately jump start this to a level that would be difficult for any imitator to surmount. I think it's brilliant.
Bitcoin isn't marketing itself. I haven't seen any of these products market themselves just by having superior technology. If you want the network effect you have to build a community of social entrepreneurs, there is no way around that.
You can pump and dump, but that will not last if there is no community willing to build value around the technology. The airdrop has to be thoroughly thought out as to the incentive structure, it should be carefully executed and strategic.
This is a matter of growth strategy as well as marketing.
Only two points my friend :
1. Do not make bitcoin holders have stake at bitshare with NO investment. Thus making bitcoin holders having privilege over bitshare. Bitshare X is on the horizon . It is the place where to get bitshare after snapshop.
2. Airdropping is not the way to market this type of crypto currency. I value my bitshare more than any other.
I agree with you on this. Bitshares should not be given away for free period. What we should give away is stake in the other DACs which come after Bitshares.
Like the Lotto, the Insurance, the Music, and whatever else. We have to make the entire DAC community into stakeholders in the future of this industry or we fail.
Early adopters can be tolerated as long as the opportunity to get rich is passed down to the next generation. The mistake Bitcoin is making is the opportunity to get rich is now centralized and not being passed down to the little guy anymore. You cannot really mine anymore, you cannot get rich now without VC funding and a lot of regulatory hurdles.
To have a functioning industry which attracts the smartest and most passionate people you must keep it as a land of opportunity. This means if you bought AGS early of course you're in a good place, but if people from other communities are made into allies they'll be in a win/win situation with the Bitshares community.
The Ethereum community, Bitshares community, Mastercoin community, Counterparty community, all believe in the concept of the DAC and can all win together. Strong ties between these core communities produces unified strength.
Perhaps we need a new mechanism or version of AGS to facilitate Airdrops and strategic alliances between these communities. Perhaps these communities can be convinced to send Airdrops to to Angelshare addresses from their DACs in return.
Perhaps by donating to the new Airdrop AGS, you're facilitating Airdrops, strategic alliances, etc and by doing so you'll receive Airdrops from other communities who agree to do the same.
Additional communities exist as well, build your alliances because that is the main criticism people make about Bitshares. It's that while it's an open community it does not feel open because the miners aren't being courted, and there are too few stakeholders. If Bitshares had the entire DAC community as stakeholders in some of it's future DACs then everyone would be on the same page.
Competition should be set aside in exchange for long term cooperation. Try to recreate Silicon Valley.