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  1. Niels Klomp

    Document Discussion Do we agree with the proposed mission and vission?

    This week I hosted a zoom meeting to present both the analysis and the technical direction from a functional aspect, to not make it too technical. The analysis document also contained the mission and vision as a result of the analysis. This major timed discussion is to ascertain whether the...
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    Document Discussion Do we agree in general with the analysis as created by the director?

    This week I hosted a zoom meeting to present both the analysis and the technical direction from a functional aspect, to not make it too technical. This major timed discussion is to ascertain whether the ANOs believe that the analysis in principle is something to can support. Obviously a...
  3. Niels Klomp

    Factom V2 technical direction and analysis presentation

    A presentation about the analysis of the Factom Protocol, the proposed mision/vision and technical direction for the protocol version 2 is scheduled in roughly 1 week at August 23th, 20:00 UTC, 10 PM CEST, 4 PM EDT. This meeting is open to ANOs and anyone interested. There are 100 participant...
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    [Sphereon BV] Niels Klomp

    This is my application for the position My professional background I have been doing software development for almost 20 years now. Most of that time has been in Technical Director/CTO positions. Products ranging from Healthcare software, SMB server and Voice over IP solutions at a time that...
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    Time to work on other projects for a while

    After putting an awful lot of time in the Factom Protocol last 2-2.5 years; Visible, invisible, with several very talented people, giving presentations, doing meetups, representing the protocol at conferences, talking to individuals, start-ups, teams, network groups and enterprises about the...
  6. Niels Klomp

    BIF moves to infra

    Last week the board of BIF and the executive team at Sphereon had meetings about the current state of the Factom Protocol and their respective roles within the protocol. Below you will find the outcome. Please note that this only reflects the opinions of the BIF and Sphereon boards and not the...
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    Factom Protocol Authority Node Operators statement about recent Factom, Inc. news

    People might be aware of a recent news about Factom, Inc. (https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/FFWD/14488273.html) This states that Factom, Inc. now needs to begin the process of assignment of assets for the benefit of creditors. As Factom Protocol...
  8. Niels Klomp

    Guide elections term april-october 2020

    Hello everyone, We are pleased to announce the beginning of Guide elections. All 5 guide seats shall be open for election. Entities will now have the chance to announce their candidacy, and standing parties will vote for the 5 guides whose terms shall start on April 7th, and shall last six...
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    Ratification Doc 100 - No minimal vote threshold to become a guide fix (corrected vote)

    Ok everyone, unfortunately contrary to my claim at the end of https://factomize.com/forums/threads/doc-100-amendment-no-minimal-threshold-to-being-a-guide.3821/ proper ammendment was not followed for document 100, to make sure at least 51% support was given to guide candidates to make them...
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    Update efficiency to 10%

    BIF is updating it's efficiency to 10% at this time. In our application we have been really clear about our efficiency. We together with partners have roughly put 1m dollars in investments into this protocol and entities and are currently reevaluating whether we will remain part of this...
  11. Niels Klomp

    Removing one node from the authset in May

    As we already made clear updates about other happenings will come by my colleague Abe Scholten. Since the start of M3 we have had a virtual private cloud in Dubai which is way more expensive than some random AWS node. We did this to decentralize and with the expectation of medium term growth of...
  12. Niels Klomp

    Voting NO on anchor and Oracle master grants

    @ANO I saw several entities voting No on the anchor master grant as well as the Oracle master grant. I was wondering whether people really have thought through what would have happened if these didn't make it this round. I find it rather worrying that people vote no on the Grants without...
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    Committee Creation Core Committee - Factom Protocol Committee Application

    This thread is to ask the standing parties to discuss and approve the Core committee as being officially recognized in the Factom Protocol. An earlier discussion about creation of this committee has been held here...
  14. Niels Klomp

    Process Discussion New Marketing Committee formation

    Hi current/former Marketing Committee members and other interested parties. As people are probably aware, with the ratification of Document 006 (https://factomize.com/forums/documents/doc-006-working-group-committee-framework.117/) all current working groups and committees need to be disbanded...
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    Process Discussion New Exchange committee formation

    Hi current/former Exchange Committee members and other interested parties. As people are probably aware, with the ratification of Document 006 (https://factomize.com/forums/documents/doc-006-working-group-committee-framework.117/) all current working groups and committees need to be disbanded as...
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    Process Discussion Suggested changes to increase and allign performance of total ecosystem

    To be clear. This thread is to improve things. A lot of good things have happened last 1,5 year. I am very much aware of that. Also the current price of FCT magnifies everything. Trolls make use of open discussions we have to try to tie what are imperfections to price of FCT, which is only in...
  17. Niels Klomp

    Core committee formation - Input from candidates please

    https://factomize.com/forums/threads/core-committee-formation.2615/ was closed recently. There are some small things left to determine before we can bring this to a vote for the standing parties. This thread is to have the candidates agree on any open issues. These come to mind: - Do we want...
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    Process Discussion Core committee formation

    We ratified the working and core committee document 006 https://factomize.com/forums/documents/doc-006-working-group-committee-framework.117/ some time ago. Officially that means all committees need to reform (working groups as well, but they have no formal place in governance). The current...
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    Process Discussion Decision making, effectiveness and changes needed for 2020

    Full disclosure: Before creating this post I was going to resign as guide. Some people talked me out of it with good enough reasons, the most important one of me giving up on effecting change. This is not to get people on my side, because for all I care I already resigned. It would be too easy...
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    Ratified Doc109 - Committees and working groups

    Dear community. Long overdue.... but after a lot of discusion the guides are happy to put doc 109 up for discussion and ratification. This document is about giving working groups an informal place within the Factom ecosystem, whilst giving committees a formal place in our governance. Basically...
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