You have all been waiting very patiently so thank you for that. I'll be making a special appearance in light of recent events to get things started.
I have spent many hours researching and thinking about the best way to go about repopulating the WDC team. I finally settled on a service with beta end-to-end encrypted messaging rooms called Riot made by a company called Matrix.
Why is Matrix a good option for WDC?
Supports multiple OS
E2E by default if enabled in room. (Beta)
API could be connected to WDC services
Email on sign up not required
There will be 5 phases of recruitment, we will be entering Phase 1 which will begin with the population of the Worldcoin Lounge Tier 0.
Tier 0 = Worldcoin Lounge
Tier 1 = Worldcoin Discussion or Worldcoin Dev Discussion.
To progress into Tier 1, Phase 1 recruiters will evaluate from the lounge who should be included. This is to ensure group chat is productive, stays on topic with sensitive data protected.
How can I join Riot?
You will be applying to join the Worldcoin Lounge which is Tier 0 and for casual chat.
We currently have the following Phase I recruiters:
alferz:matrix.org (DEV APPLICANTS ONLY)
Sign up, choose the respective app for your device by visiting this page. After creating your user, log out and back in to refresh account creation
Start chat with one of the recruiters using their above usernames on Riot, please edit room settings and enable room encryption when discussing 1 to 1 to protect your data.
Continue to tell the recruiter how you can contribute to WDC (Skills, background etc), this is an application, without it you will not be accepted into the group chat. They will ask you a series of questions to see what rooms you could potentially belong in.
Send your Riot verification ID via forum PM to verify your identity.
My Matrix ID is @accept:matrix.org, do not trust anyone claiming to be me if the ID doesn’t match.
If you think you've got what it takes to be a recruiter, please comment on this thread for consideration.
Today October 21st 2015 is a really special day that we remember from the movie Back To The Future Part II from 1989. In the film Marty McFly travels to the future to save his children. Everyone familiar with the movie remembers hoverboards and Nike shoes with power laces that was brought by the clever futuristic technology that was dreamt up. We have not seen them around yet this year, but there is still time! In light of the news, there is a great thing going on with crypto currency technology, especially with WorldCoin.
During this week we have finally gotten ourselves physical office address. Soon after everything is finalized with local government officials, we will announce our organization information and post some photos on our website. This is just one of many steps our plan consists of. In the near future you will see a lot of improvements in making our project more organized and efficient.
Our development team has been working on the final touches for the new wallet release. This is going to be major release with a completely new platform. We are confident to tell that the new wallet (beta version) will be published officially during this weekend.
In Other News
The forum default sharing image has been changed, now any shares on social media will display the Worldcoin logo. Our forum thread on Bitcointalk has also been changed to reflect the same image.
Hello September! Are you still here? We’re coming close to the end of a long wait and the beginning of another. We’ll explain later.
The Business Center is not the only area the team has been working on... after some hurdles the forum was successfully upgraded. Shortly after the new theme was implemented; some small details are still being ironed out but everything is functional and all accounts were upgraded smoothly. Only downside is we had to say goodbye to our awards system, at least for now until it has been revamped for IPS 4.
All has been a little quiet since it is holiday season but we can assure you we are still here and we still have news for YOU!
You may have noticed the website faucet was having issues, apologies about the inconvenience, this was due to the captcha malfunctioning and this has now been resolved. Alferz (Josh) who is our faucet and wdcexplorer developer changed the captcha to ‘google recaptcha’ which is much better and faster, now all you have to do now is tick a box to agree that you are not a robot, easy as pie! Try it out now here.
Some exciting news, Iceviking has mailed all OrangeWebsite customers providing information about Worldcoin and its properties. There has been an immediate positive response with a few Orangewebsite customers emailing us for more information about buying WDC. Given the initial response there is a great chance others have done the same, this coupled with the upcoming wallet release means exciting times ahead!
An update script to upgrade the current theme is on it’s way from the theme developer Tom Christian from IPS themes. This is needed for the switch over, while we are waiting for that we will be adding a marketing section for Iceviking to post regular marketing updates!
We are getting close to the first public Beta which will be released on the first week of September, expect more screenshots next week with the new components developed and another blog post previous to the beta release
What the Bitcoin situation means to Worldcoin
The current situation with Bitcoin highlights the serious problems that the lack of a high level, decision making structure can cause. Worldcoin will never be guided by a fat bureaucratic entity unable to come to good decisions, express the issues they face and be transparent to all its users. We’ve seen what can happen with people that care more about utopic ideas than concrete reality. In this regard we empathize with the few people that are desperately searching for a way to implement a solution in real life and not on paper.
The drama just exacerbates one of our main strengths which will be valued a lot by future serious investors, we really care about people’s investment and we will make sure that all our actions reflect that fact as well as supporting general Worldcoin users.
In the future, when the time comes and we need changes in order to scale smoothly, a well thought plan will be implemented swiftly, a plan that our investors will know about months beforehand. We’ll be sure that we will follow very close the results of the new developments being made in this area so we will adopt the one with best proven results, learning from others mistakes.
Many of you wonder if the current crypto downtrend will affect us in anyway… the answer is NOT AT ALL, for us it’s just another day in the office, after all that is what Worldcoin should be about … no drama, just unstoppable relentless progress. If anything this gives Worldcoin being a more viable means of money transmission. Discussion is on this thread!