The Status app was created to:
- Ease the transition to a more open mobile internet.
- Help anyone, anywhere, interact with Ethereum, requiring no more than a phone.
- Foster links with the wider Ethereum DApp community and showcase what the ecosystem has to offer.
Today, when you are first exposed to the Status app, you might see an instant messenger and wonder, "What's the big deal? After all, it’s just another instant messenger, right? What makes the Status app different and more importantly why should I bother working on it?"
In one simple word, Decentralisation.
Now, that word might not have much meaning to you - it might even sound like a buzzword - but in our context, decentralisation has the potential to fundamentally change the way we organise socially and to rebuild the Internet as it was originally imagined – a commons for innovation. By decentralising all the things, we are changing the very foundation of civilisation, providing a new infrastructural base that impacts everything else above, from our greatest institutions to our daily social interactions
Status is our gateway to this new world. Let me explain. Read the Founder’s Statement →
So we're getting to an organisation level where broadcasting communication is probably the most effective to reach everyone, and often I take it for granted that I've been with the project for longest, and quite frankly there was many years of experience, reading, thinking and research that lead to our project's creation. And I realise now my role should be mostly that of an educator, at least what I (think I) know, and I certainly don't know much at all.
I'm going to take a few weeks off, mostly just to pause and reflect on Status and life, but before I check out I wanted to write up a little bit about the world as I see it and provide some thoughts on various aspects, this is about as close to the strategy/north star document will get from my contributions, I do encourage for you to take these ideas and make them your own.
So here I am, writing a letter to you (and to myself).
Before I continue, you need to know that what I say isn't gospel, Status is just as much yours as it is mine. You are an active participant and I invite you to actively shape it as your own. That is the nature of an open-source project, and that idea extends beyond just code. What I can only do, is do my best to guide and give suggestions. Remember, you via Status are entrusted by the greater community to build a collective good. Let's do right by them and by our own self-determination.
tl;dr: it's a memory dump, read it. Read Jarrad’s Letter to Status →