Welcome to TurtleCoin, well at least the announcement of. We would like to share with you the dream we have for the coin, what it stands for and where it could go in the future. It has humble beginnings (being a fork of ByteCoin) but already there is a thriving community behind it and a team of developers which is growing every week. What are we definitely not?
We are not a fork and forget coin.
We are already modifying the algorithms, and starting code-inroads into features, adding value to what the original ByteCoin codebase had to offer. And with such unprecedented interest and offers of help so early on, we were initially overwhelmed, taking time to marshal everyone's efforts and gain focus. With weekly updates, on progress and who is working on what part of the project, available on our blog, everyone can see what progress is being made and what direction we are heading.
Wanting to be fun and inclusive is great, but that can sometimes be seen as charlatan. So being incredibly open and transparent is important to us, to build up trust in a community that has seen hundreds of forks of this codebase, offering little other than a name change. We intend to do that by being entirely open source, but also through discussion with our core developers, who are always happy to answer any questions put to them.
We hope the changes we make will be positive and keep us around in peoples hearts. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the ecosystem, regardless of skills or knowledge (or lack thereof), and we are ready to help people do so. Within just a few weeks, and without any initial pre-mine, ICO, marketing or capital we've seen the formation of:
- Mining pools
- Additional builds for other platforms
- A block chain explorer
- Trading bots
- Inclusion on an exchange
- Public nodes
- and even merchandise based on our branding