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Manebjorn's Interview with Delinquency
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:35:05 am »
The original post is located over at our community forums at https://www.mmc-square.com/index.php/topic,16.msg52.html#new

1. Outline your plans and a basic time frame for implementation.

I have an aggressive plan for Memory Coin and it will be dependent on the team's willingness to participate. Within a few hours of becoming CEO, I was introduced to their collaborative tool, slack. Slack is a very easy real-time messaging system, great for communication but not for getting work done. I've had the chance to personally message most of the active members on our team, and they are certainly delighted to have me working with them.

Memory Coin has really captivated me from the start. It was a coin made for the “economically and financially” marginalized. This means that anyone can start mining, and big investors who start mining operations won't see a particularly huge advantage over normal miners.

I'd honestly like to equip Memory Coin with capabilities of infecting the world through social media and the internet. So say, you didn't even know what Bitcoin was and wanted to learn about Memory Coin? We would have to design our applications to be presentable to them. This means modifying Memory Coin's user interface and website to actually appeal to 'your grandmother'. The phrase 'your grandmother' refers to a computer-dumb person who barely uses a computer. I feel that since Memory Coin was created for the purpose of everyone, it should be understood by everyone in the best way possible as well.

Within a few days, I'd like to create some detailed guides on how Memory Coin works, and why it will survive. These guides will ultimately be worked on by the community and developer team so that it's easily interpreted by an ordinary person and in almost every language. We'll also have a guide on the unique structure of the coin and why it will succeed other coins.
   In the same timeframe, I launched https://www.mmc-square.com. I invested slightly in an expensive reserved instance on an Amazon EC2 becayse I knew that it worth it! This website is going to be our new home, and we know that the website just can't remain a forums forever. Since all of the memory coin projects are open source, we plan on hosting them on our server, including a p2pool, Electrum server, and host the memory wallet code.

I'm still getting to know everybody on the team. Our team's relationship with each other is crucial to the success of the coin. I'd expect this learning process to take a few more days because there are four other members and I have only reached out to a few of them.

I have plans to create several Memorycoin Videos in the next week and am committed to working with our community to help publicize Memorycoin.

2. How do you feel the transition has went?

The transition of becoming CEO was exhilarating. There were different emotions going through my mind. I kept thinking about how running against FreeTrade might put me on his bad side. That's why I left a whole paragraph about him and how I wanted to make sure I had nothing against him, and that I had the same ideas as he did as CEO.

I also thought that it would be hard to be elected, amongst other things. I didn't think it was that easy to catch shareholder's votes. I assumed that I had to do things such as provide for the community first before they voted for me. All I gave them were words, ideas, but no developments. In the end, I knew that I had convinced the community because I actually got elected as CEO in a short amount of time.
The transition of joining our collaborative board was simply easy. I got used to the software (slack). I had a situation with attempting to contact everyone on the team and being criticized by a candidate at the time. It was hard for them to change to the new CEO as well, as they were used to minding their own terms and doing their own business – and I didn't like the fact that we all had a redundancy of websites. Everyone wasn't working together and projects were not being completed.

I'm not going to give up because someone has mocked me or disrespected me. If we all want Memorycoin to succeed, the team and I have to put more work on development and collaboration, and that's exactly what I want to achieve as CEO.

Being CEO is a big responsibility. Whatever I decide to publish has a direct impact on the community around us. Whether its good or bad will be reflected on the market price. As CEO and part of the main team of five other talented individuals voted by the block chain, I think that I can't affect the coin as much as if one of the others have release information that may change the valuation of MMC.

As CEO, I will not call for trading halts on exchanges unless there is an absolute necessity to. I can't think of any instances off the top of my head, because I have never had to deal with it. Just because trading is still open and causes more volatility in the market during a news or important release doesn't mean people have to trade it and aren't always exposed to the event risk involved. People trading just before and during the release because of very mixed expectations.

3. How do you feel about being CEO?

I enjoy every minute of being CEO. We all know it's a hard job and knowing that the community believes in my ideas excels and motivates me. Even if I get voted off the team, I'll still be working hard to continue campaigning towards becoming CEO again. Shareholders need to know how consistent people are in their expectations for development in Memorycoin. Technically, the next candidate is going to receive less payment each block from the reducing block reward so I don't see any problem with serving my term to its fullest.

Sometimes being CEO puts too much pressure on me and I just know that if it stresses me out too much, I can just hit the gym and lift heavier weights to reduce stress (This method always works). After long days of working; I'm only human, I get stressed out just like anybody else. I worry sometimes because if I screw up, the coin can take a hit, but I just try to tell myself that everything I do or attempt to accomplish are just steps closer to helping aiding the adoption of Memorycoin. It's important to not do anything wrong because little things can make big changesto the future of Memorycoin.

4. How has Memorycoin and Bitcoin changed your life?

Cryptocurrencies are the future. I truly believe that only the best currencies cannot fluctuate as much as 1% within a week unless there is a serious problem with the system. In contrast to normal currency, the banks print the money, and not physically. Most of the money is printed electronically. This is happening all the time on forex markets as huge banks who wish to profit aim to minimize and/or increase profits by trading for another currency. I do trade the forex markets and know exactly what moves a currency.

BTC/Fiat is a huge disaster. I've never seen such drastic changes in price that has depressed all cryptocurrencies as a whole. Bitcoin has taken a hit with the shutdown of the major exchange mtgox, but it was obviously MT (Empty) to close down to hackers emptying their reserves. You could have seen this happening from a mile away – their banks were shut down in the US and withdrawals already took more than three weeks to process. Now with all these issues with China and the US trying to tax our gains on profits from bitcoin, the community is really mixed on how bitcoin can survive in the future.
Anyway, I never really invested into bitcoin, but I played a part in my role as a miner. Mining bitcoins were very easy especially when the difficulty was low and before ASICs came out, and since there were some websites that accepted bitcoin in exchange for their services, I just sent my bitcoins to their payment address and got what I needed without having to use a credit card. If I had known of the potential price spike of bitcoin to over $1,000, I would have held every one of them.


Memorycoin was definitely a big hit when it came out. However, the past haunted the present. People who already opposed the coin and the maker already started their campaign to corrupt the coin. It was just bad to have someone do that to any coin but I truly believe that in the end, Memorycoin will eventually lead to greatness.
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