In each Community Matters, we will be featuring one of the contributors, supporters, movers, catalyzers, and influencers who are changing the ecosystem in amazing ways. They create content, dev resources, organize events, co-manage, and moderate chats, initiate collaborative community efforts, and grow our host community.

We are excited to highlight some of the exceptional and talented community contributors who are helping us build a more distributed web!

We’re beginning our Series by spotlighting Jon, A Passionate Builder of the Chinese Holo Community. Jon is highly respected in the Chinese Community and working with him is an absolute pleasure.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview. A special thanks to Jon.

Chinese community leader, Jon

About Jon

I am Jon. Though currently based in Hong Kong, I have studied and worked in many different countries and come across people with different cultural backgrounds. People find me to be an upbeat and self-taught team player. I had my memorable college life in Swansea, which is a beautiful and peaceful seaside city of the UK.

Why did you choose to get involved in the community work of Holo, as opposed to other projects?

In my opinion, Holochain is not merely a piece of technology, but also a philosophy that changes the way people interact and introduces a brand-new economic model to the entire world. I watched an inspirational speech delivered by founder Arthur Brock on the early days of Holochain, where he explained the different layers of wealth in the economic system.

Jon’s Community Recent Accomplishments

  • I organized the 1st language-specific Holo AMA.
  • I organized the 1st Chinese Language AMA.
  • My articles on Holochain were highlighted as “the best of the week” a few times by a crypto/blockchain-related social media platform.
  • I helped Holo collect over 100 HoloPort orders from the Chinese community.
  • My dream is to organise a dev team to build an app on top of Holochain myself.
  • I manage a fund that provides support to young people who suffer from hearing loss.
  • I manage a diversified investment portfolio. I deployed capital to the crypto market for participating in seed rounds and private rounds of ICOS in 2018 and still maintain a good Return on Investment (ROI) despite the crypto bear market.

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Content Highlights for the Community, by the Community

Excerpt from Beyond Bitcoin and Ethereum A Fairer and More Just Post Monetary Social Political Economy by Hank Sohota

Holochain and the Post-monetary Economy

Holochain, on the other hand, will take us where we need to get to. It is the first technology, in human history, which genuinely addresses the mutual self-sovereignty challenge, completely and at any scale — in fact, it is inversely scalable, its efficiency and efficacy improve as network size increases — and as an integral component of the MetaCurrency and Ceptr projects, it also pre-dates both Ethereum and Bitcoin.Holochain provides a bio-mimicry inspired, software-based, enabling social technology — a pattern, if you will — from which can emerge anarchy — life without mass intermediation as a necessity. Thus empowering us to move to a post-monetary epoch with, for example, a multitude of asset-backed mutual credit (crypto)currencies — which on Holochain are natively inter-operable — using a much broader definition of currency (i.e. a formal symbol system for shaping, enabling, and measuring flows — e.g. of value, promises or reputation). A much more enlightened interpretation of Hayekian thinking, I would suggest, than the neo-liberalism version.
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Recent Events

#ETHDenver, February 15–17th, 2019

Arthur Brock speaking at ETHDenver

Upcoming Events

Join the Sunshine Coast Holochain Intensive!

Our first Holochain Intensive will take place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia on March 22–March 24, 2019. Holochain Intensives are an opportunity for influential local and regional community members to coordinate, code, and connect! Apply Online

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What We’ve Heard: Comments and Thoughts from our various channels

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Binance Lists HOT as Their Most Recent USDT and BNB Pair — Read the Full Announcement.

HOT/BNB and HOT/USDT Announcement

CoinChat Interview: How Agents and Peer-to-Peer can Revolutionise Blockchain with David Atkinson.

We’d like you to share media articles or mentions that you think are newsworthy enough to be highlighted on our channels (Reddit & Telegram).

Join us at the next AMA, No. 23, and ask the team the questions that are important to you. This AMA will be with Mary Camacho, David Atkinson, and Matthew Schutte on Thursday, February 28th at 6PM UTC (1PM EST) on Youtube.

Check out our YouTube playlist to watch previous AMAs.

AMA No. 24 is scheduled for Thursday, March 21st at 6PM UTC (1PM EST).

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There is help for you on your learning journey — check out these FAQs and resources to dig deeper!

FAQ: What can I earn by being a host?

Because the Holo network is not yet live, all calculations would be speculative. If you want to calculate earnings independently, you will need to come up with Holo hosting demand forecasts, pricing forecasts, and hosting utilisation forecasts. In short, you would treat it as a typical, early-stage, start-up business plan. We recommend you find other people in the community who are looking into hosting and begin building resources and materials for hosts. Please chat with our Telegram or Mattermost admins to find the right places to get connected.

Now, let’s go deeper down the rabbit hole. Here are some links to help you find your bearings when learning about Holo and Holochain!

Holochain Developer Documentation
Holochain is a framework for building and running secure, fully peer-to-peer distributed

Frequently Asked Questions | Holo
Holochain invites people to think outside the blocks, so it makes sense that folks have a lot of questions about how it…

Visit our growing Solutions Knowledge base to learn more.

We believe that the key to our success is in building our community — the moments that matter most are in the connections within and between our communities. We appreciate your faith in us; we appreciate your commitment and your desire to tell the world about the things you want to build or host on Holochain. We want to work with you all to realize this vision of a distributed web that is ever-expanding and community owned.

None of this would be possible without you! Thank you for showing up and sharing your unique talents with all of us. You work so hard to bring awareness and engagement to the Holo and Holochain communities, and we are thankful for you!

David Atkinson, Commercial Director