Team meetings are the most valuable time we have as an organization. You can’t replace good ol’ face-to-face conversations.
You may or may not know that we’re a small, decentralized team of a dozen or so, scattered across four continents. We have team members in Egypt, Israel, the UK, Germany, Colombia and the US. That’s an average of three members per continent. It should go without saying that gathering people from these diverse locations is a challenge, to put it mildly.
We had a good two plus days of meetings in Malta, talking about the CasinoCoin product, tokens, and how we manage the commercial side – which is getting more and more active.
Most of the dozen or so people we have are tech or non-commercial (ie: marketing). So, in the past much of the logistic and organizational stuff has fallen on people that, frankly, it shouldn’t.
In the past, this has been less of an issue, as we’ve simply had less ‘stuff’ to deal with as an organization. However, with the recent increase in commercial activity, something had to be done.
Tide is turning
The meetings themselves were good, but challenging. The tide is turning in the gaming business, and it seems like crypto casinos are popping up every day.
We have a short window to take advantage of this, and we know the importance of the next few months. The bottom line in our minds, however, is that as the online gaming business continues to face more challenges, crypto casinos are now an option and we believe that will be good for us.
We are all very frustrated with the pace that things are progressing at, but we simply are trying to bring new technology to established businesses, and even in the cases that they have said ‘yes’, it is a slow process.
These folks have established businesses they must keep driving, and the R&D stuff just takes time.
The focus over the next few months is several fold:
How to manage the development work
As many of you may know, we have moved our development to Colombia. We have a team of four currently and approved some more hires at the meeting. With Andre there to supervise, guide and encourage every day (the ‘face to face’ factor), there our pace of development will increase – rapidly.
The guys in India were great, but time zones, language and cultural barriers (and a law that got passed) made development there increasingly difficult. I’m going to conservatively estimate that our dev output will go up three times from prior months. That is exciting and needed.
Getting the projects we have in the pipeline to market
This is the most critical. We all believe that we will be one of the top blockchains out there in terms of transactions per day and activity in the coming months. The beauty of this is this isn’t fully dependent on finding a product market fit.
A couple of the tokens will be pure utility, meaning they will serve automated functions, like our Cammegh Token which will secure the data coming off their thousands of wheels worldwide. We need those Tx fees!
We hope to announce another project in the next month (don’t hold me to this – we don’t control that!). We also hope to have our two existing projects live in some form.
I know you’ve all hung in there with us for a long time. As I have said for the last nine months or so: if you can’t keep the ride going, we fully understand.
But, the industry is shifting a bit in our direction, and we hope the coming months will bring tangible things that we can all be proud of.