Actually the "core devs" in BS should be relabelled co-founders, you are correct. Most in the list are core devs (as in they commit to the repo) though.Not everyone who works at Blockstream is a Core Dev. To list them all there as Core Devs is disingenuous.
Also, to call Roger Ver a neutral investor is just plain false. He is by no means neutral.
It paints a beautiful pictureIsn't Andreessen Horowitz also an OpenBazaar investor? This map just shows them backing Coinbase. They also backed 21inc. AH is behind a lot more than this map depicts. Good graphic though, It is interesting.
addedIsn't Andreessen Horowitz also an OpenBazaar investor? This map just shows them backing Coinbase. They also backed 21inc. AH is behind a lot more than this map depicts. Good graphic though, It is interesting.
Good to know that others have been keeping tabs on Blockstream as well! Surprised to see how many more connections are in there.
Thanks for the links!
Further down in that thread (https://archive.is/wr7vI):Let's take a look at the guys behind Slickage. I found them through the github page.
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-kinsey/55/141/17a (https://archive.is/P8cVg) - This guy's only credentials are a bachelor's degree and a consultant position at "eWorldES," a Honolulu-based "enterprise solutions" firm that boasts such prestigious clients as The Honolulu Advertiser and Catholic Charities Honolulu. Remember guys, this guy gets paid $300k a year.
https://github.com/FFAxKenny (https://archive.is/tCRxZ) This guy, who is currently earning his bachelors degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His personal website makes no mention of Slickage anywhere. I'm sure he writes great code for $300k a year, but I wonder why one of his most popular github repositories is of a Java implementation of the game Hangman.
Next up, we have "SomeoneWeird" https://github.com/SomeoneWeird (https://archive.is/dnueS) He seems to have a bit more experience and more followers on Twitter, but still, no mention of Slickage anywhere.
The last guy, "WangBus" https://github.com/wangbus (https://archive.is/D3tEV) actually does mention Slickage on his page, but nothing stands out to me to indicate that this guy is somehow a top-coder. Also lives in Manoa, Hawaii.
While looking through some of Slickage's code on github, I found this: https://github.com/slickage/baron/blob/ ... travis.yml (https://archive.is/uN0mj)Slickage was recommended by Warren Togami, who has himself done important technical work for the forum and Bitcoin Core. I trust him. After talking to James, I was satisfied that Slickage would be able to do the job. There are many software development firms. I probably could have found one that's cheaper and better. But I don't have time to research this (I'm a full-time college student), I don't really know how to determine whether one firm is better than another anyway, and few trustworthy people were willing and/or able to help me find one. So I picked the first firm I found that was capable of doing the job well (after several years of looking).
A Google search of Warren@slickage.com reveals that this person is Warren Togami. He has been using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address at least since 2014 on various Linux mailing lists.
Well, I don't know, but if I wanted a way to embezzle the money that was donated to Bitcoin.org, then laundering it through private contracts with Slickage --> Blockstream --> [future contract or sidechain token payouts that pay back to Theymos] would be a way of doing this.What is the connection between Theymos and Blockstream?
Theymos has hired an unknown developer firm, Slickage Studios, to build out a new forum software. Their monthly fee is $100,000 (https://archive.is/npFQF), for 4 full time developers. That's $25,000 USD per month, per developer. That would be a lot to ask for even the best developers in the world, but I should point out that Slickage is a group of four college kids at the University of Honolulu.
Will either Theymos, Warren, or Blockstream clarify the nature of the relationship that clearly exists here?
Don't forget, Glenn Hutchins is on the board of DCG. (http://archive.is/6BLgo) The wikipedia entry about him shows that he was a President Bill Clinton economic advisor. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Hutchins). From wikipedia:
"Hutchins serves as chairman of Silver Lake portfolio companies SunGard and as a member of the board of NASDAQ OMX Group. He has previously served as the chairman of Instinet, prior to Silver Lake's exit from that company. Additionally, he has served on the board of such Silver Lake portfolio companies as TD Ameritrade, Seagate Technology, MCI, Inc., Gartner and Sabre Holdings.
Hutchins sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was reelected as a Class B director for a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Vice Chairman of the Brookings Institution. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Partial owner of the Boston Celtics. "
Here's an old Bloomberg article on Glenn:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... -alchemist (http://archive.is/qhQFW)
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