Why I Like Ethereum
Today Dan Larimer, Founder of BitShares, expressed what he likes about the Ethereum project and how BitShares could adopt some of Ethereum’s key components, mainly it’s scripting language. This would allow anyone to add new features to BitShares without having to “ask” permission of the BitShares stakeholders.
“I have said many negative things about Ethereum in the past, but today I would like to change that. Due to recent disputes within the BitShares ecosystem I have come to appreciate a certain qualities of Ethereum that the BitShares community could learn from.”
Dan’s vision is that “BitShares should be neutral” and could integrate Ethereum’s Virtual Machine into BitShares.
“In theory there is no reason why BitShares couldn’t become just as open and welcoming to developers as Ethereum. Developers just need to have confidence that if they work on a new smart contract that it will be accepted by blockchain after reasonable peer review.”
BitShares has solved some of Ethereum’s biggest issues, while Ethereum has solved some of BitShares issues. So BitShares learning from the good aspects of Ethereum and adopting its methods concerning peer reviewed smart contracts would allow the BitShares Community to embrace the notion of BitShares as a platform.
“I would actively support a FBA to integrate the Ethereum VM into BitShares. Done properly this would have significant advantages over the current Ethereum blockchain.”
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FISTBUMP - The Community Builder
In Dan Larimers latest blog post he acknowledges the value that Social Currency tokens like FISTBUMP bring to the Community by showing their appreciation for an action performed by others.
You can earn FISTBUMP by helping other Community Members, answering their questions, creating artwork or memes that promote BitShares or related projects, providing a service for the Community or by being a righteous dude.
If you prefer you can purchase FISTBUMP’s on the BitShares DEX and hand them out to others to show how much you appreciate them and their actions.
BitShares Vision for 2016
A new year, calls for a renewed vision and direction for BitShares. For too long BitShares has been evolving without any clearly and consistently stated purpose or direction. Today I would to cast my vision for BitShares in 2016 and the years beyond. The most high level vision is to create a well ordered society that is governed in a manner that fully adheres to the Non Aggression Principle (NAP).
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