Well this is what I do for a living, and I think it would be very rewarding to do something like this because it is certain to help this new currency move forward and I would love to help!
Give it a shot, but it's a race, not an audition. We don't know you, so we will have to see the product before you can expect anything. The risk is all your own.
and I heard the guest talking about some of the economists etc that worked on the project- I wonder if there are some names we could drop (with their permission) to help bring confidence that this isn't some scam etc. Also, my brother showed me the following script:
Although there are a number of forum members who are economicly educated, none who have a reputation to maintain their incomes IRL are going to stick their 'neck' out for Bitcoin just yet. Some are watching quietly, from a safe distance. The majority of the forum members are very
privacy literate, myself included, and are not going to pierce that shield for a new forum member with one post. For that matter, the lead programmer Satoshi, may not be using his real name; for even the old forum members cannot get confirmation of any personal info.
-This new currency is no longer controlled by the rich- it is power given back to the people (democracy)
It's not about politics, really. It's certainly not about democracy.
-It can not be stopped because it uses the same system as p2p (confidence)
It cannot be stopped because of the proof-of-work system and
because there exists no central point of control that can be attacked in cyberspace or in real life. P2P is a means to achieve this, not the ends unto itself. This may sound nitpicky, but the confidence that we
share in Bitcoin has to do with it's robustness and lack of a single point of failure, not the network topology.
-No fees required for transactions (free)
True, no fees are required
. Fees do play a role, however.
-cash for the digital age (simple)
Subjective, but yes.
-more secure encryption system than online banking (Security)
Probably, but this is apples to oranges. Online banking uses encryption to deal with a different threat model; someone who is trying to listen for your account secrets, such as account numbers, login info, or personal info. The Bitcoin model works differently, and the secrets that you keep stay on your disk drive, and you must learn to protect them well.
-It's as anonymous as you want it to be (privacy)
It's as anonymous as cash in person, but for most people that isn't very anonymous. Just as the security camera catches your face when paying in cash, your actions online can associate you to an address or more. Once this happens, there is a "paper trail".