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Other => Graveyard => IDentabit => Topic started by: Stan on November 08, 2014, 12:43:27 am

Title: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Stan on November 08, 2014, 12:43:27 am
Here's a face we think you'll be seeing a lot of in the coming year.  John Underwood, an accomplished Aussie entrepreneur currently based in the Philippines, spent a couple of days with us in Virginia.  He's got Big Plans to extend our technology into the remittance industry.  You are going to like it.

(http://i.gyazo.com/14fbd3af8f0439c90b947e6e3c8dba84.png)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: suwoder on November 08, 2014, 12:47:48 am
awesome +5% +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: zerosum on November 08, 2014, 12:58:19 am
Great!

I think fuzz will be ecstatic about this!
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: jwiz168 on November 08, 2014, 01:04:41 am
woot woot mabuhay..... kabayan ko pala ito. Nice to have a bitshare enthusiast  based in the Philippines . He will be able to spread the great DPOS technology.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: donkeypong on November 08, 2014, 02:11:00 am
That is GREAT news. Remittances are about 10% of GDP in the Philippines.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on November 08, 2014, 03:21:19 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun



Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fluxer555 on November 08, 2014, 03:24:29 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun

+5% +5% +5% +5% +5% +5% +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: 天籁 on November 08, 2014, 03:28:30 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun

+5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: nomoreheroes7 on November 08, 2014, 03:29:17 am
+10,000,000%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: donkeypong on November 08, 2014, 03:31:06 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun

I really wish you the best of success with this. And I hope your model will be something that could be applied elsewhere as well, such as in Latin America. But even if you just hit the Philippines, that will be huge for all of us.

Are you also working on some on/off-ramps for BitUSD in the Philippines? Hopefully, the ones being developed by others will work anywhere in the world. But I can't help thinking that BitUSD would be a lot more popular for remittances if there were an economy for it on both sides of the pond. No doubt there are plenty of other moving pieces that need to be put into place as well.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Vizzini on November 08, 2014, 03:37:27 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun

Ahem. JU's a heavyweight. BTS' value just increased.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/underwun (https://www.linkedin.com/in/underwun)

(Link doesn't set up well. LinkedIn profile reproduced below.)

John is a early child of the Internet stretching back to his days at Sun Microsystems as CEO in Australia.

His back ground in Rapid Application Development was grounded during his days with Pacific Partners where he partnered with James Martin and Dupont's Information Engineering and founded and grew the company from Australia to reach across Asia delivering mission critical systems to such corporate icons, as BHP, Dow Chemicals, Dupont, Alcan, ANZ Bank, Singapore Government, Hong Kong Jockey Club and many, many more.

As the Internet emerged in the mid-nineties JU partnered up with the New York City Investment Fund and enjoyed the support of David Rockefeller, Henry Kravis, Jerry Chasen, Henry (Hank) Poulson as well as Al Waxman and other notable New York icons.

With ten granted and six pending web, mobile and decentralised application patents attributed to his imagination and conceptual design, extensive experience in RAD, Agile), the Internet, UX, mobile communications and a love for commercialising innovation, JU is well suited to assessing capital requirements in the field of decentralised systems.

Specialties: Rapid Application Development (RAD), Agile, Scrum, Mobile IP Communications, Extensive UX Product Design, Commercial Software Development, Proven Capital Raising, Operations and Business Leadership as well as having undergone an in-depth understanding of decentralised models, inclusive of crypto-currencies, decentralised asset registers and decentralised autonomous corporations.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: julian1 on November 08, 2014, 03:45:20 am
I hope you eat Western Union's lunch. Best of luck with your venture.,
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: BTS007 on November 08, 2014, 04:02:34 am
OK! That is GREAT news.  +5% +5%  The event was a historic event of I3!
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Markus on November 08, 2014, 04:12:45 am
Great news! Since BitPTS is not really needed anymore, maybe we can replace it with BitPHP?
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: cgafeng on November 08, 2014, 04:20:03 am
 +5% +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: CLIFF on November 08, 2014, 04:55:28 am
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun

 +5% +5% +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Ander on November 08, 2014, 05:28:56 am
This is very, very exciting!  Thank you John for choosing to partner with Bitshares, and to Dan and the rest of the team for making this happen!

Remittances is a huge use case for crypto and we just got in on it.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: CLains on November 08, 2014, 01:13:42 pm
Remittances are an awesome use case. Can you imagine? Working a menial low-paying job for your family back home who are suffering, and then after taxes and living expenses, a wealthy private company like western union will take a huge cut of the little that remains just for transfer.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: cass on November 08, 2014, 01:18:22 pm
 +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: cass on November 08, 2014, 01:19:44 pm
Hi Everyone

I am really pleased to reveal our presence, here are a few things that spring to mind after my two full days visiting Dan, Stan and the team...

The guys are real, humble, confident and decisive. It is clear that we can look forward to a genuine relationship with genuine people.

There is a pragmatism and competence that results in deliverables.

The respect, patience and thinking displayed, exceeded expectations.

We will begin to post on a regular basis and explain our plans but I will end by saying we took nearly a year to get to where we are, we are experienced and execution focused and we needed to believe first and foremost in a business model combined with suitable technology that would scale and dominate the remittance space.

We are intent on building a long term business and we have a clear view on how to make it happen, consequently choosing the tech and team was a big decision as the choice must support the business for years to come.

We are really comfortable that we can work with Dan, the team and the community to realise our goals and we will be here now and in the future to jointly fight the battles and build better software in order to further the potential of the Bitshares platform.

Take and care and we look forward to working with you all, this is the beginning of a very serious business.

John Underwood aka underwun
Welcome on board John ....  +5%
if you need anything gfx related pls don't hesitate to contact me anytime ...

cheers
cass
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on November 08, 2014, 04:25:16 pm
Holy Moly!  Small world I suppose...

I didn't know you were the CEO of Sun Microsystems' Australia when we were talking on "the wasteland" that is G+!  Now things are starting to make sense...

Maybe when you are comfortable with where your project is moving, you might be interested in having a little hangout with the community so we can all get to know you a little better?
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: feedthemcake on November 08, 2014, 04:41:21 pm
Just to be clear for my understanding... Mr. Underwood's company (Remitabit?) will be utilizing Bitshares in some way shape or form? :)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: lovejoy on November 08, 2014, 05:59:28 pm
 +5% +5% +5%

This is like poetic justice for me... having tried, unsuccessfully, to convince my dad to by stock in Sun Microsystems in early 1995...

Go team go! :)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: matador123 on November 08, 2014, 06:15:42 pm
Anyone know if this is a plan for a new Dapp, or if it will just work within the existing system?
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: bluebit on November 08, 2014, 06:27:01 pm
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Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Method-X on November 08, 2014, 06:44:00 pm
Anyone know if this is a plan for a new Dapp, or if it will just work within the existing system?

A company will be using BitUSD for remittances.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Shentist on November 08, 2014, 07:09:25 pm
let's improve this business and make good use of BTS und bitUSD etc.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: GaltReport on November 08, 2014, 07:23:02 pm
Nice! My wife is from Philippines and thus we have a lot of friends/relatives there as well.  It seems all of them are sending $$$ back to PI.  It would be cool if they could start sending BitUSD!!  Maybe get point-of-sale systems in some of the Filipino stores that cater to the expat community here.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: werneo on November 08, 2014, 08:18:25 pm
Count me in the "wow" column.

 +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: yellowecho on November 08, 2014, 09:04:37 pm
Absolutely fantastic news!  Looking forward to a long a beautiful business relationship with Mr. Underwood and team :)


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Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: liondani on November 08, 2014, 09:42:06 pm
and so it begins....
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on December 01, 2014, 10:25:46 am
Thank you for taking an enthusiastic interest in our emerging presence.

We will be sharing our plan progressively over the coming weeks and months, some of it publicly and some of the confidential details to those we work more closely with.

To clarify whilst we are developing the business in the Philippines we are focused on all major receiving markets and have discovery meetings underway with known partners in South America and China.

Our business model is not obvious but to let you in on its objectives; we pay respect to the hardships endured by migrant workers, the legal framework of the receiving country and are working with banks to ensure our off-ramps are ensured.

In summary we enter this market keen to improve the lives of our constituents and are pragmatic regarding the need to work with institutions.

We are interested in learning from and working with like minded collaborators, so the door is  wide open to new friends and look forward to hooking up with like minded souls.

So please, if it suits, introduce yourselves either by pm or Skype me @ underwun and let's plan to meet up so we can share our respective enthusiasm for the future.

All the very best...John
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: xeroc on December 01, 2014, 10:27:27 am
Thank you for taking an enthusiastic interest in our emerging presence.

We will be sharing our plan progressively over the coming weeks and months, some of it publicly and some of the confidential details to those we work more closely with.

To clarify whilst we are developing the business in the Philippines we are focused on all major receiving markets and have discovery meetings underway with known partners in South America and China.

Our business model is not obvious but to let you in on its objectives; we pay respect to the hardships endured by migrant workers, the legal framework of the receiving country and are working with banks to ensure our off-ramps are ensured.

In summary we enter this market keen to improve the lives of our constituents and are pragmatic regarding the need to work with institutions.

We are interested in learning from and working with like minded collaborators, so the door is  wide open to new friends and look forward to hooking up with like minded souls.

So please, if it suits, introduce yourselves either by pm or Skype me @ underwun and let's plan to meet up so we can share our respective enthusiasm for the future.

All the very best...John
+5% +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Ben Mason on December 01, 2014, 11:16:50 am
Well done team!  +5% +5%  What a huge endorsement of your ethos, tech and relationship building!

Very good luck underwun.....your objectives are inspirational  +5%
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: cass on December 01, 2014, 11:23:13 am
BAM!!!! whoot whoot

@underwun: let me know if i can assist with anything gfx related!
It would be a great pleasure to help/assist
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: eagleeye on December 01, 2014, 01:21:06 pm
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Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Gentso1 on December 01, 2014, 03:03:20 pm
Can you give us some idea about how you plan to gain adoption in the phills?

Will you get in touch with the money changers themselves and ask them to add bitUSD to their service giving people a place to go to exchange bitUSD-Pesos-USD? Or are you trying to work with a group of local businesses in a specific town to allow them to accept bitUSD directly for goods and services?

I understand the need for some secrecy but give us some teaser's, help us create some excitement around your service.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on December 02, 2014, 03:13:14 am
Can you give us some idea about how you plan to gain adoption in the phills?

Will you get in touch with the money changers themselves and ask them to add bitUSD to their service giving people a place to go to exchange bitUSD-Pesos-USD? Or are you trying to work with a group of local businesses in a specific town to allow them to accept bitUSD directly for goods and services?

I understand the need for some secrecy but give us some teaser's, help us create some excitement around your service.

We have relations with a receiving bank where they will be the official offramp and partner of Remitabit.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: zerosum on December 02, 2014, 03:42:07 am
Can you give us some idea about how you plan to gain adoption in the phills?

Will you get in touch with the money changers themselves and ask them to add bitUSD to their service giving people a place to go to exchange bitUSD-Pesos-USD? Or are you trying to work with a group of local businesses in a specific town to allow them to accept bitUSD directly for goods and services?

I understand the need for some secrecy but give us some teaser's, help us create some excitement around your service.

We have relations with a receiving bank where they will be the official offramp and partner of Remitabit.

Good!   +5%
This is one of the biggest hurdles, imho. The rest will come in due time. 
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: donkeypong on December 02, 2014, 03:43:11 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Stan on December 02, 2014, 03:53:04 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: xeroc on December 02, 2014, 07:13:11 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)
hilarious!  8)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Overthetop on December 02, 2014, 09:33:17 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)
hilarious!  8)

Hope it would become realized next year.

Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: cass on December 02, 2014, 10:46:29 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)
hilarious!  8)

 :P
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: pseudoscops on December 02, 2014, 11:22:24 am
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)
hilarious!  8)

 :P

 ;D
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on December 02, 2014, 12:44:18 pm
Can you give us some idea about how you plan to gain adoption in the phills?

Will you get in touch with the money changers themselves and ask them to add bitUSD to their service giving people a place to go to exchange bitUSD-Pesos-USD? Or are you trying to work with a group of local businesses in a specific town to allow them to accept bitUSD directly for goods and services?

I understand the need for some secrecy but give us some teaser's, help us create some excitement around your service.

We have relations with a receiving bank where they will be the official offramp and partner of Remitabit.

maybe it is time to set up a Hangout so you can chat one on one with the most charming of our community members?  :)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Gentso1 on December 02, 2014, 05:23:59 pm
That's wonderful. Thank you for updating our community.

For all ye Libertarians who think we'll kill all the banks, we still need a few of them!  ;)

We will eventually buy the ones we want to keep.  :)

In reality we are wolves in sheeps clothes when it comes to banks.

We do need them for a time but if mass adoption becomes a reality they will go the way of the dinosaur

Can you give us some idea about how you plan to gain adoption in the phills?

Will you get in touch with the money changers themselves and ask them to add bitUSD to their service giving people a place to go to exchange bitUSD-Pesos-USD? Or are you trying to work with a group of local businesses in a specific town to allow them to accept bitUSD directly for goods and services?

I understand the need for some secrecy but give us some teaser's, help us create some excitement around your service.

We have relations with a receiving bank where they will be the official offramp and partner of Remitabit.
 

Very exciting the market their is just perfect for bitUSD for some many reasons. I think If you can pull a off ramp partnership off (for a reasonable fee) this will be huge for us and Remitabit.

Please feel free to disclose any possible fee structures for the service when ever you feel comfortable  :)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Stan on December 02, 2014, 06:17:41 pm
This just in from the other side of the planet.

John Underwood's Latest Addition to our Trophy Shelf

(http://i.gyazo.com/03af96e94981ff5c36555a2bef704115.png)

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s)

You are now cultured.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Ander on December 02, 2014, 06:18:04 pm
In reality we are wolves in sheeps clothes when it comes to banks.

The haters think we are the banks.  Us and Ripple. :P
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on December 03, 2014, 01:32:10 am
This just in from the other side of the planet.

John Underwood's Latest Addition to our Trophy Shelf

(http://i.gyazo.com/03af96e94981ff5c36555a2bef704115.png)

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s)

You are now cultured.

Chris Duanes proof rounds in the picture. Nice choices.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Stan on December 03, 2014, 02:37:46 am

Chris Duanes proof rounds in the picture. Nice choices.

Chris and Heidi did a nice job upgrading the original 1776 version of the State Seal of Virginia currently affixed to the corporate documents of Invictus Innovations Incorporated!

(http://i.gyazo.com/e1c01c0171145eefd356a28e93ef4e9f.png)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on December 03, 2014, 03:35:31 am
BAM!!!! whoot whoot

@underwun: let me know if i can assist with anything gfx related!
It would be a great pleasure to help/assist

Thanks Cass noted  ;)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on December 03, 2014, 03:39:19 am
This just in from the other side of the planet.

John Underwood's Latest Addition to our Trophy Shelf

(http://i.gyazo.com/03af96e94981ff5c36555a2bef704115.png)

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s)

You are now cultured.

Proud to be a part of this special place  :D
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on December 03, 2014, 05:24:01 am
Did some digging.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igeUz4cjB5w seems like the most honest reviews come from kids.  If this is the case, the verdict is not looking good :P 
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: G1ng3rBr34dM4n on December 03, 2014, 09:54:18 pm

You are now cultured.

Haha, Thanks Stan!

...I learn something new here every. single. day.  and I love it!! ;)


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Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on December 11, 2014, 06:29:37 am
Did some digging.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igeUz4cjB5w seems like the most honest reviews come from kids.  If this is the case, the verdict is not looking good :P

Reflects my view but Stan had mentioned it so often we had to respect his wishes. :-)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on December 12, 2014, 06:58:59 am
Did some digging.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igeUz4cjB5w seems like the most honest reviews come from kids.  If this is the case, the verdict is not looking good :P

Reflects my view but Stan had mentioned it so often we had to respect his wishes. :-)

Lol... he does tend to be pretty "convincing".
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: donkeypong on December 17, 2014, 05:16:44 pm
FYI, Coindesk has an article about Bitcoin remittances in the Philippines. Coins.ph has enabled this.

http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-firm-enables-remittance-withdrawals-450-philippine-bank-atms/ (http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-firm-enables-remittance-withdrawals-450-philippine-bank-atms/)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underjohn on December 20, 2014, 10:25:11 pm
Many thanks, we're of the opinion Bitcoin has a bunch problems as a remittance currency and that these efforts help prepare the market for change. We shall see, we live in exciting times :-)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: alphaBar on December 20, 2014, 10:39:46 pm
+5% This could be big.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 05, 2015, 08:42:10 am
Here's a face we think you'll be seeing a lot of in the coming year.  John Underwood, an accomplished Aussie entrepreneur currently based in the Philippines, spent a couple of days with us in Virginia.  He's got Big Plans to extend our technology into the remittance industry.  You are going to like it.

(http://i.gyazo.com/14fbd3af8f0439c90b947e6e3c8dba84.png)

Back Live

Hi guys good to be back, my apologies for my silence but I promise you this duck, whilst silent, has been paddling 24/7 beneath the surface.

In summary, after considerable due diligence we came to believe that the dynamics of the market were so restrictive that unless we focused on the root cause we could neither speak nor execute with conviction.

As a consequence we went back to first principles and worked through the issues as we saw them and now after many months of back and forth on how and why, we are getting ready to reveal our plans to the community.

We have a few conversations to go over the next few days but I am pleased to say that we are close to becoming more vocal...

Take care and maybe grab a seat, life is too short to bet on a hope

Underwun
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: nomoreheroes7 on August 05, 2015, 10:12:55 am
Here's a face we think you'll be seeing a lot of in the coming year.  John Underwood, an accomplished Aussie entrepreneur currently based in the Philippines, spent a couple of days with us in Virginia.  He's got Big Plans to extend our technology into the remittance industry.  You are going to like it.

(http://i.gyazo.com/14fbd3af8f0439c90b947e6e3c8dba84.png)

Back Live

Hi guys good to be back, my apologies for my silence but I promise you this duck, whilst silent, has been paddling 24/7 beneath the surface.

In summary, after considerable due diligence we came to believe that the dynamics of the market were so restrictive that unless we focused on the root cause we could neither speak nor execute with conviction.

As a consequence we went back to first principles and worked through the issues as we saw them and now after many months of back and forth on how and why, we are getting ready to reveal our plans to the community.

We have a few conversations to go over the next few days but I am pleased to say that we are close to becoming more vocal...

Take care and maybe grab a seat, life is too short to bet on a hope

Underwun

Wow, nice. I thought for sure you guys just kind of evaporated away after not hearing anything all this time. Glad to see I was wrong. Can't wait to see what you have in store.

 +5% and good luck!
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Krills on August 05, 2015, 11:58:00 am
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: lakerta06 on August 05, 2015, 01:11:20 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

I propose the title "Official FUD King" for Krills.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Krills on August 05, 2015, 01:42:34 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

I propose the title "Official FUD King" for Krills.
  ::)
This title belong to Stan.
and i add one more,The king of Hot air.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: DMo09 on August 05, 2015, 03:39:27 pm
 +5%

Underwun-  Thanks for the update!  Best of luck and godspeed!
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: donkeypong on August 05, 2015, 05:27:15 pm
A pioneering technology will have dozens of these things. People drift in and drift out, talk about big plans, and maybe these happen or maybe they don't. For every ten of these you hear about, you're lucky if a couple of them follow through and stick. The rest won't and this is quite typical. ALso, in defense of potential partners, this has been a pretty long haul in terms of waiting for the basic technology to be created to a point where anyone could plug into it. We may see a few of these partners resurface when there's something they can actually use.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: EstefanTT on August 05, 2015, 06:19:34 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

I propose the title "Official FUD King" for Krills.

At most the FUD prince, he is trying but you can feel that he has some doubt about his own FUD.
Newmine is the king. The guy is 100% commited to his FUD, he spends hours every week FUDing the forum ;)

Sorry Krill, you just don't have the same level of passion for your art ;D

Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: hodor on August 05, 2015, 06:25:32 pm
Here's a face we think you'll be seeing a lot of in the coming year.  John Underwood, an accomplished Aussie entrepreneur currently based in the Philippines, spent a couple of days with us in Virginia.  He's got Big Plans to extend our technology into the remittance industry.  You are going to like it.

(http://i.gyazo.com/14fbd3af8f0439c90b947e6e3c8dba84.png)

Back Live

Hi guys good to be back, my apologies for my silence but I promise you this duck, whilst silent, has been paddling 24/7 beneath the surface.

In summary, after considerable due diligence we came to believe that the dynamics of the market were so restrictive that unless we focused on the root cause we could neither speak nor execute with conviction.

As a consequence we went back to first principles and worked through the issues as we saw them and now after many months of back and forth on how and why, we are getting ready to reveal our plans to the community.

We have a few conversations to go over the next few days but I am pleased to say that we are close to becoming more vocal...

Take care and maybe grab a seat, life is too short to bet on a hope

Underwun


+5%


hodor!
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Erlich Bachman on August 05, 2015, 08:24:14 pm
not "Hodor"

he said

Hot air.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 05, 2015, 09:52:26 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

Hi a couple of questions

Where do you fit, are you,
   
A purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything?

Tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work?

A critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments?

If you are a purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything
If you are tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work
If you are a critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments
Hopefully   
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: DMo09 on August 05, 2015, 10:08:06 pm
 +5%
Well played, sir.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: CryptoPrometheus on August 05, 2015, 10:10:10 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

Hi a couple of questions

Where do you fit, are you,
   
A purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything?

Tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work?

A critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments?

If you are a purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything
  • We will determine from your response whether this is your tag, if so we''' know to ignore you moving fwd.
If you are tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work
  • We understand the disappointment, we have watched and listened to lions of tech like Andreessen or huge egos like Andreas paint pictures of potential with no evidence of plausible paths to success.
  • It's no surprise you are feeling dejected, so much was pinned on radical transformation. Transformation that might have worked but for Karpeles's ineptness and Lawsky's need for publicity.
  • If this label sits well sits well, time will tell if we lift your spirits
If you are a critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments
  • We need you, if you are a serious analyst good at analysing deficiencies, then you are valuable and your objectivity is welcome.
Hopefully   
  • You aren't a miserable fool envious of capable people  but someone that believes that we have a responsibility to see decentralised tech disintermediate greedy institutions.

Damn, Mr. Underwood, you are really good at responding to FUD. Have you and Stan been comparing notes?  :P
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Pheonike on August 05, 2015, 10:19:47 pm
i hope there will be some solid thing not just some empty plan.

Hi a couple of questions

Where do you fit, are you,
   
A purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything?

Tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work?

A critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments?

If you are a purveyor of doom, simply crapping on everyone and everything
  • We will determine from your response whether this is your tag, if so we''' know to ignore you moving fwd.
If you are tired of prolonged hope, when nothing seems to work
  • We understand the disappointment, we have watched and listened to lions of tech like Andreessen or huge egos like Andreas paint pictures of potential with no evidence of plausible paths to success.
  • It's no surprise you are feeling dejected, so much was pinned on radical transformation. Transformation that might have worked but for Karpeles's ineptness and Lawsky's need for publicity.
  • If this label sits well sits well, time will tell if we lift your spirits
If you are a critical, skeptical analyst, keen to focus attention on weak arguments
  • We need you, if you are a serious analyst good at analysing deficiencies, then you are valuable and your objectivity is welcome.
Hopefully   
  • You aren't a miserable fool envious of capable people  but someone that believes that we have a responsibility to see decentralised tech disintermediate greedy institutions.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/cn5vLhiGP0yas/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Ander on August 05, 2015, 11:07:41 pm
Underwun, it's great to see that you are back, and still have plans for using Bitshares for remittances! 
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 05, 2015, 11:25:42 pm
Underwun, it's great to see that you are back, and still have plans for using Bitshares for remittances!

Thank you :-) never left, not for a second...
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 05, 2015, 11:55:08 pm
A pioneering technology will have dozens of these things. People drift in and drift out, talk about big plans, and maybe these happen or maybe they don't. For every ten of these you hear about, you're lucky if a couple of them follow through and stick. The rest won't and this is quite typical. ALso, in defense of potential partners, this has been a pretty long haul in terms of waiting for the basic technology to be created to a point where anyone could plug into it. We may see a few of these partners resurface when there's something they can actually use.

So right, in our case we never left, we just had to step back and rework our beliefs and challenge what could be done and then commence working through the issues as to how and what...so many projects have been started based on 70% hope, 20% substance and 10% digilgence.

We believe in the tech and as big project guys we believe in Dan's unique capacity to deliver.

When you look at the cock-up at Ethereum where unguided inexperienced brilliance, creates nothing but hope and disappointment, Dan's achievement are nothing but really impressive.

Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: emailtooaj on August 06, 2015, 12:58:26 am
Wow! Great news! Glad to see you back John. I can only imagine the regulatory dots that needed connecting in order to make your project work successfully. Good seeing you have conviction and tenacity to see this project thru. It's a beast of a task! Hope to hear some great news in the near future


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 06, 2015, 01:20:30 am
+5%

Underwun-  Thanks for the update!  Best of luck and godspeed!

We need all the speed we can muster :-) thank you
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: sudo on August 06, 2015, 02:48:47 am
wish bts2.0 works
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 06, 2015, 02:52:00 am
Wow! Great news! Glad to see you back John. I can only imagine the regulatory dots that needed connecting in order to make your project work successfully. Good seeing you have conviction and tenacity to see this project thru. It's a beast of a task! Hope to hear some great news in the near future


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

One things for sure, it will stimulate discussion  ;) Thank you for the encouragement, when revealed I look fwd to your feedback.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: alt on August 06, 2015, 03:07:09 am
John,  can you tell more about the project?  thanks.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: underwun on August 06, 2015, 05:53:19 am
John,  can you tell more about the project?  thanks.

Thx alt

Based on conversations with Team Larimer I expect we will pre-announce the project to the community next week or the week after.

We are ready to announce just paying respect to other planned announcements.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: sudo on August 06, 2015, 02:42:23 pm
John,  can you tell more about the project?  thanks.

Thx alt

Based on conversations with Team Larimer I expect we will pre-announce the project to the community next week or the week after.

We are ready to announce just paying respect to other planned announcements.

can't wait to see
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: infovortice2013 on August 06, 2015, 02:53:51 pm
John,  can you tell more about the project?  thanks.

Thx alt

Based on conversations with Team Larimer I expect we will pre-announce the project to the community next week or the week after.

We are ready to announce just paying respect to other planned announcements.

can't wait to see

+ 1
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: yellowecho on August 07, 2015, 12:50:07 am
Great to see you back on the forum, John!  8)  I'm very much looking forward to the big reveal (especially since I have expiring shorts that're draining me)  :P
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Akado on August 11, 2015, 05:10:11 pm
Never hurts to ask. John, have you by any chance attended Brookings Blum Roundtable? Just thought of asking since I saw this on reddit https://medium.com/@Cryptonight/presenting-bitcoin-remittances-at-the-brookings-blum-roundtable-2015-9b13b46cf336
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: kenCode on September 07, 2015, 03:14:22 pm
@underjohn @fuzzy
 
Good afternoon John, this is ken in Munich. I listened to your entire mumble with fuzzy and the crew and was very impressed. Very philosophical actually, it was engaging all the way through.
 
I'll get right to it.
We would be absolutely honored to have you join our Philosophy Panel at the upcoming BitShares Munich Expo and help you guys promote IDentabit with BitShares:
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UnldiptL8n5o1iWIEMhrSfh1f6OpOUkqPMtfZXO8xpU/edit
 
Would you be available for a brief skype chat early next week? (skype: kenCode_de)
Please advise, my entire team here looks forward to meeting you.
Sincerely, ken
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: fuzzy on September 07, 2015, 04:17:57 pm
@underjohn @fuzzy
 
Good afternoon John, this is ken in Munich. I listened to your entire mumble with fuzzy and the crew and was very impressed. Very philosophical actually, it was engaging all the way through.
 
I'll get right to it.
We would be absolutely honored to have you join our Philosophy Panel at the upcoming BitShares Munich Expo and help you guys promote IDentabit with BitShares:
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UnldiptL8n5o1iWIEMhrSfh1f6OpOUkqPMtfZXO8xpU/edit
 
Would you be available for a brief skype chat early next week? (skype: kenCode_de)
Please advise, my entire team here looks forward to meeting you.
Sincerely, ken

I'm loving the entire evolution.  Watching it all break into a spectrum of chains that carry different types of weight and meet varying demands.
Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: dritz3r on September 08, 2015, 10:29:30 am
@underwun

I'am also impressed with Dan's achievement.

He is sharedropping the new coins to themselves and dumping the old coins on the new suckers. I invested in BTS development trough AGS so I can tell you from my own experience. First it was the Protoshares holders, then the Angelshare holders, then the Bitshares holders and now the Brownie holders. Who know what is next? IDentabit holders.

Can you imagine yourself in their position? Best of all they have two type of AGS holder.

Are you sure there are your only option? Have you thought about alternatives?

Good luck with your project.

Title: Re: John Underwood Visit
Post by: Stan on September 08, 2015, 01:36:55 pm
[member=19918]underwun[/member]

I'am also impressed with Dan's achievement.

He is sharedropping the new coins to themselves and dumping the old coins on the new suckers. I invested in BTS development trough AGS so I can tell you from my own experience. First it was the Protoshares holders, then the Angelshare holders, then the Bitshares holders and now the Brownie holders. Who know what is next? IDentabit holders.

Can you imagine yourself in their position? Best of all they have two type of AGS holder.

Are you sure there are your only option? Have you thought about alternatives?

Good luck with your project.

So let me see if I understand your point.

As an AGS holder who donated after the BTS snapshot on 2/28/2014 you were not expecting any free BTS, but you got them anyway via the merger and are now getting a nice fat sharedrop through them.

(Further, you got AGS much cheaper after 2/28/2014 than those who donated before that date, so relative to your donation, you are actually getting many more AGS than pre 2/28 donors.)

You are now lobbying that you should get another 10%, so that you get double-dip credit for both your original AGS and the free BTS you got when AGS was merged into BTS.

And you want your extra 10% to be taken away from those who have been donating their time and energy to the project to help build the ecosystem for you and everybody else.

Does that about sum it up?