I'm planning to start a new bitcoin venture, ideally in a couple of weeks. Not an investment fund, GLBSE stock, or anything as major as that. More of a web service. The venture will be web-based, and people will need to "trust" me with their bitcoins (probably very small quantities, to start with) to make use of the service. So, I'm trying to figure out how to build up trust.
Welcome to the community!
It's good your reaching out, this community has seen its fair share of scandals and frauds.
My question is: is it wise/safe to "connect" my real identity to my venture, as a way of establishing trust? I'm highly leaning towards doing so. Is there some reason that this should be considered unsafe or unwise, assuming that I actually *do* deal with people honestly (which I will)?
I cannot stress how much transparency is important here.
tell us who you really are, in order to gain real trust here.
The businesses that do not are constantly under scrutiny and investigation