Greetings from Melbourne, Australia.
DisFintech, in association with the MBTC, (Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Centre), has established a 12 week project for RMIT University Masters of Business Information Technology students. The project, in a nutshell, is to create a globally connected, local community to contribute to and support Safe Network application development here in Melbourne. Excitement here is building with student induction Wednesday, 22 July. We anticipate that our students will be making contact with this forum, hence this advance notice.
Following is an excerpt from the project outline.
Project name: Community Development: Emerging Cryptographic Technologies
The advent of cryptographic digital currencies has given rise to a large number of projects in the space referred to as ‘crypto 2.0’. These projects extend upon the concepts of Bitcoin’s value transaction network to include ‘smart contracts’, incorruptible voting systems and unalterable public record databases just to name a few. One of the principal characteristics of these new technologies is decentralisation. The new standard for networked applications is that there be no central control and no single point of failure.
DisFintech is the principal hub for the Melbourne crypto community. This community represents wide ranging interests and aspires to nurturing the emergence of new digital currency and crypto technology businesses in Victoria, Australia. In service to this objective, this project aims to focus on the development of a special interest sub-community dedicated to a specific open source project known as MaidSafe.
MaidSafe incorporates a decentralised, incorruptible network, with an in-built digital currency and a platform for service and application provision that is designed to replace the existing World Wide Web. In so doing it will provide a safe, secure and private environment for individuals to conduct their online relationships with other individuals, groups, or the world at large, thus solving some of the most critical issues plaguing the current Internet.
After nine years, the Safe Network is in late development and MaidSafe are conducting extensive testing of the network’s component parts. While MaidSafe has a small, dedicated, well-informed community globally, a major, unexploited opportunity currently exists. Key to the Safe Network’s rapid adoption will be the availability of services and applications to replace those currently available on the World Wide Web. This project is dedicated to developing a broader community focusing on Web developers and early adopters as stage one of mass adoption.
Research and develop a plan to build an application development community for MaidSafe through:
- Identification of existing community groups, other collectives with memberships and individuals likely to have interest in emerging cryptographic technologies
- Collaboration with selected DisFintech members to develop a plan to approach and engage the groups and individuals identified
- Participation in the execution of the engagement plan
- Development of an on-boarding process for interested parties to be welcomed into and engage with Melbourne MaidSafe sub-community
- Engagement with and facilitation for a group of individuals to ensure the ongoing growth of the new MaidSafe sub-community beyond the twelve week project period
We’re currently reaching out to the wider MaidSafe community for assistance, mentorship and general advice to aid the project’s success.
If you would like to help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.