Dear ZenCash team and Community
I’m posting this in the Pitch Deck since I have an opportunity to speak about ZenCash on July 17th (in a week’s time) in addition, I would like to start a meetup in Montreal, Canada dedicated to ZenCash.
I am convinced that Zen has what it takes to differentiate itself from the crowd; this project is real, the technology is there, the innovation is there, but the difference vs other projects, seems to be that tech is not an end goal in itself, the idea that Zen is creating a platform that is approachable for the average person is what makes me want to get involved.
I would like to start with a talk next week on July 17th as a guest at #Cryoptpoinmontreal meetup, this would be at no cost to zen and my own initiative and it would help me tweak the idea of how to set up the official Zen focused meetup.
I don’t want anything for the talk except perhaps a confirmation that the Zen team officially approves my efforts before the 17th because I would feel silly talking about the project otherwise. I would also like to know that I could reach out and get clarification on anything that I am not prepared to answer directly in order to follow up on questions later.
Second, if the 17th goes well:
Official Montreal Zen Cash meetup,
The cost for meetups in Canada is minimal, 22CAD/mo so at today’s prices it’s roughly 1ZEN/mo.
Most meetups in our area meet in cafe’s or wework locations, but I wanted to try something different: the next 3 months are festival season in Montreal and I was thinking of organizing in open spaces adjacent the downtown outdoor music events happening already in downtown Montreal (non stop until the fall) - again it would minimize the cost for the attendees (no one would be forced to buy food at a resto or feel self conscious if they could not) and I hope it could increase participation since people could just go somewhere else fun if I’m too boring.
I was thinking of calling it something like “Zen in the Parc” or “Crypto in the Parc” - it would be me, my laptop over LTE and getting people engaged with Zen and the things are are so cool about the project. Depending on the audience I could talk about:
What is Zen? Why should we care?
What makes it different from Monero and other crypto coins?
ZenCash vs Zcash focus on technology and governance
Double Spend attack and the response (proposal to modify satoshi consensus)
Wallets (Swing/Arizen) and how they are different from Exodus and etc.
how to get help - discord/helpdesk?
secure nodes and what makes them secure and why should we care?
requirements, setup, demos/walkthroughs
what is pki and why it matters to the nodes/tracker
public dns and why it matters for nodess/tracker
supernodes (dPow, sidechains ipv4/ipv6 etc) - here though I need more info.
I can get into a lot of detail, as I’ve been following the project for some time.
About me: I dabbled in open-source in the past contributing to nvOC mining OS by writing some watchdog scripts and making overall stability improvements (as IAmNotAJeep)
my linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bart-f-0591b4a7
I’m also happily married father of two young boys, I retired from IT at 33 to do music full-time, but then un-retired once the entire music industry flopped, I was fortunate enough to be able to engage in my other passion computer science.
Your feedback would be great appreciated.