str4d, Thank you for the info. Do you play violin or that is a cello?
I have one question and one idea.
Mining "slow start" give more chance to individual miners or large miners?
"Satoshi" has 1.5 million bit coin and I am sure early developer hold a lot of bitcoins, so 10% of total amount ZEC to founders is reasonable in my opinion, but only the market knows the answer. It is naive to think everything should be free or someone should work you for free.
Have been said that, the altcoin market is very small and volatile. Investors / speculators are worried about pump and dump. People who have a large portion of the coin has huge impact to the trust of the currency. Just imagine that how much damage can make to the Bitcoin price if "Satoshi" starts selling his Bitcoin.
In order to gain the trust from the market and grow Zcash as one of trusted crypt-currency, it will be beneficial that founders will hold large portion of the coins for the long period of time. The first four years will be very crucial because the founders' coin in the total money supply is very high, 20%.
One thing that you guys might be able to do is that making the information of the founder reward open to public. It like as everybody can see the Satoshi has used his coin or not. Zooko told on some videos that Zcash have selective anonymity, right? It might give the stability on the currency. You know you can dilute the share of the company to get more investment if you need cash to run the company. I am sure that also the company can be borrow money against to the Zcash holding. Probably it will be the better strategy than keep selling the founder reward portion in the coin market.
It seems like the value of your company will derive from the market price of Zcash, unless you guys start making eother products. Then, it has huge incentive to make the coin value high and stable as possible.
We need trust in the trustless network. Funny