Firo is first and foremost committed to inclusive user privacy.
Inclusive meaning it means to be accessible to as many user groups as possible, while retaining powerful privacy technology. A balance must be struck, if there is powerful privacy, but it’s too difficult to use for most, it will be doomed to the use of only a few.
Firo first exists to be a private, accessible, and inclusive currency
We want Firo’s currency to be easy to use by as many people as possible, while providing privacy and freedom.
It speaks better to the product. Simplify the statement so it’s easier to read. No need to say inclusive then redefine it to mean accessible. Remove negative statement about other privacy technologies.
Firo is committed to trustlessness in privacy.
There are other, stronger privacy technologies out there, but they come at a cost of trust. Until these technologies improve so the trust is negligible, Firo stands firm on the principles of blockchain, which is trust minimization. Privacy and trustlessness are a powerful combination, that empowers individuals.
Firo’s privacy technology is open source, provable, audited, and trustless.
Firo’s development team continues to innovate new privacy breakthroughs. Each with a whitepaper and numerous audits from various universities and corporations. Firo’s privacy technology is built to be modular and does not require a, “master key”, trusted setup.
I feel like this should speak broader than just “trustless setup”. Also, this is a very difficult thing to explain to newcomers in the space. Stick to establishing trust in the privacy technology as the primary power statement. That will provide some value and understanding to folks reading this. The trustless setup is a sub-bullet in that, that most won’t understand.
Firo is committed to the balance of decentralization and the power of the user’s networks.
Unlike some coins which are decentralization at any cost, and suffer the consequences of the trade-offs, Firo recognizes the power that comes with limited, selective centralization, such as a protocol enforced dev fund, and master nodes. Trade offs must be weighed and balanced, not thrown to the wind with no chance of compromise in the name of some arbitrary standard of purity.
Firo believes in limited centralization.
Firo is a decentralized network. Some minor centralization in some places such as master nodes and the dev fund may be necessary to achieve the project goals, both of which the benefits drastically outweigh any drawbacks.
I get what you’re trying to go for here, to have something to point to when decentralization maxi’s complain about things that don’t matter… but it’s pretty confusing and a little over the top in how it’s worded. Again, I’m trying to suggest a take on sticking to the program and being as positive and neutral as possible.
Firo wants to bring privacy to the forefront of people’s minds.
Some projects push people away with their all-or-nothing approach, leaving people to believe it’s for criminals and/or inaccessible if you don’t follow every privacy purist rule. Others, have such a light touch with their privacy, that it gets lost and never used, despite it being their crowning achievement. Firo wants to greet skeptics, wanderers, and enthusiasts alike with open arms.
Firo intends to be a leader in making privacy commonplace in crypto.
Firo believes that privacy is a fundamental human right, is necessary to keep governments from tyranny, and is a pillar to personal freedom and safety. Having an option of easy to use privacy is necessary in a world where your data is the most valuable asset to big business.
I feel like this makes the case better, but can probably be improved. Again, instead of trying to talk down other beliefs… let’s talk up ours.
Firo wants to be currency.
Many other cryptos are platforms for some form of smart contracts or other ideas. While expanding the network in these ways can have some benefits, it also increases attack surface and muddies the regulatory waters for such coins. Firo is firmly focused on being a currency, albeit one that can easily bridge with other such crypto platforms.
Firo wants to be a private currency and store of value.
Firo is firmly focused on being a private currency & store of value, while also being compatible for integrations into other chains for smart contracts and other ideas.
Where does Elysium fit into this? Maybe add a line for the intention into that… or change this all together.
Less about other approaches, more about our own beliefs and values.
Firo is committed to the relinquishment of power to the people.
Bootstrapping a completely decentralized project from scratch with “no leaders” is a once in a lifetime thing and not achievable for most. Leaders, both official and unofficial, have net benefits to the project over a period of time. Getting said leaders to relinquish their power, however, has been a human problem for all of history. Firo recognizes the reality of needing leaders with access to money, social media accounts, and setting a direction for the project, while simultaneously recognizing that the project can only truly succeed long term if all such powers eventually dissolve and go to the people.
I feel like it’s naive to talk about for many more years. This is technology that’s in heavy R&D. Integrations and new projects are constantly churning. A crypto with no development is a dead coin (sans meme coins) because it will fall behind on technology and integrations to keep up in the space. In order to actually do this, a “definition of done” will need to be made that doesn’t destroy the project. If development is turned over to the community, there must be enough mainstream interest to keep the project going.
Firo is focused on the empowerment of humanity through its technology.
This tech is made by people and for people. The human must not be forgotten when all aspects of the project are being maintained. If Firo becomes a service that has its own interests in mind, it is no better than the tyrannical governments that have abandoned their citizens and become self-serving entities. Firo looks to the individual, sees a need, and works to the betterment of the world, through technology, but in service to the human.
I feel like, at least as stated… it repeats earlier statements and is a little too broad and nebulous. I can imagine people going “Okay, yeah great… the betterment of human kind. how about Proof of Work and eating up electricity huh?”. I feel like the value add is the privacy portion, and we’ve discussed that earlier in previous bullets.
Missing items to consider:
Integration with the developing crypto space intent/strategy.
Elysium will allow more projects to develop on Firo, does that deserve a space of intent in here?
Quantum computing, machine learning, or other future technological risks.
The ethical high road uponwhich the project operates in times of crisis.
Any beliefs for the community to be successful or act on?