I am about to answer the questions, however, does everyone here think it would be better to post all questions from the runners in a separate forum? Reason being, is because if more people decide to run, then their information about their candidacy will be much lower then the first three that submitted applications on this forum. Perhaps we start a question forum in which the XCP community can ask questions on that forum. Then maybe we get an individual forum for each candidate so that way there is more organization here (or maybe link google docs for each candidate).
Anyone have thoughts on this? I just dont want this forum to get cluttered with conversations that will not be organized well.
Q1: Your thoughts on XCP and crypto-exchanges: we all want to see XDP gain popularity on crypto-exchanges. Personally I would be relatively more interested in the possibility of getting existing exchanges tapping into the DEx than more exchanges adding XCP. What are your thoughts on this - more exchanges or more integration with the CP DEx?
Exchanges will add XCP as they see fit. Poloniex and Bittrex have already added XCP and Cryptsy (from what I have heard) has been working on it as well. Crypto trading has never really been a high interest of mine as the markets are 100% unpredictable (even those that claim they are market experts have a hard time grasping exactly why the crypto markets go up and down when they do). At this point it is almost all speculation. So I would not focus on trying to get more exchanges on board because the ones that are already looking at it (or have it) are the most popular exchanges out there. So no work really needs to be done here.
The DEX is a great solution to things like high frequency trading and servers being hacked. So making the DEX a more user friendly experience I think is an important thing rather then having exchanges integrate with the DEX. Integrating with the DEX is kind of against the business model of exchanges as it would limit high frequency trading.
Q2: In order of your preference in terms of end user community engagement, etc. what do you think should get more attention in 2015 - Counterwallet, counterparty-gui or something else?
From my experience at FoldingCoin, almost every donor on our platform asks me “When is a desktop wallet going to be available?”. Mobile would be nice, but before working on mobile wallets, a desktop client is essential to user adoption. FoldingCoin brings many traditional altcoin miners who are used to things like QT wallets. Many of them hate the counterwallet so much that their folding addresses are simply their Poloniex deposit address. Since Counterwallet is buggy, they have no intentions of hanging on to Counterparty assets.
Q3: What do you see as the main impediment to increased adoption by developers (main reasons in order of significance)?
Though many developers grasp the Counterparty software, companies like Masterxchange have had such issues with it, that at points their exchange could not do withdrawals for 4 weeks. Software development is not my expertise, but from the feedback I have received from other developers is:
- Lack of documentation
- Lack of Support
Q4: Features (apart from Smart Contracts, which are a big theme in 2015): what do you see as high priority features for this year - off-chain transactions, counterparty-gui plugins, mobile client support, etc.?
- Stabilize Counterwallet
- Create better documentation for developers
- Desktop Wallet
- Mobile Wallet
- Smart Contracts
- Make DEX more user friendly
- Public Google hang outs from the dev team