Hello, tmek here. I ran for the first ZOMG but lost to some other talented candidates. During last years Q&A video call I was busy moving across the country in an RV with all my belongings in the trailer towed behind; I didn’t join it and nobody learned anything about me. Looking forward to it this time.
Everybody seems to be saddened by what happened at the ZOMG, but I do not consider it a failure!
Did anybody really expect everything to run smoothly on the first iteration of this distributed governance experiment? I didn’t.
We have underestimated the task at hand, but we learned a lot as a community.
I feel like we need to do more solicitation to get people to apply for grants.
Do people even know this grant system exists?
I also believe ZOMG members should work more hours and be paid more.
I am running again because I want to be part of Zcash as it is the only crypto I trust long term, and I’m shocked to find out 4/5 people aren’t running again. I’m stepping up to fill the shoes left behind.
Since the last election I have stayed invested in the network, finally got the Zcash parachute from the manufacturer, and dissolved my real estate advertising business because crypto was doing so well. I have no current obligations and would be honored to be on the ZOMG.
Zcash is privacy, privacy is freedom, freedom is power.
EDIT: My main goal if chosen will be to always make decisions that will add value or utility to zec holders.