To say that I'm excited about SEC-01 would be an understatement.
Pablo is obviously a legend, and my hope is that we'll manage to attract people like him: high spirits, pragmatic, optimistic, competent, technical, and not naive. Many things need fixing, and we need an army of people to fix them. But we have to do it right. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past. We must not lose sight of the principles that make bitcoin and nostr great in the first place.
The beauty of the orange coin and the purple nostrich is that they allow the building of things previously thought impossible. We see inklings of this already: streaming money, zaps, self-sovereign identity, lightning prisms, unconfiscatable wealth, timelocks, and more. I'm sure there's a multitude of things that we can't even think of yet. Things that will be obvious in hindsight. The goal of the Sovereign Engineering Cohort is to collaboratively dig for these things and figure out how to make them work for the long term. Explore the open seas that cryptosovereignty opens up. Without hubris. Without nostalgia. But with plenty of optimism and an eagerness to build towards a better future.
We haven't figured out all the details yet, but we're getting there. We'll share more updates as we move along. "Build the tools. Ship the future." That's the over-arching theme, with self-sovereignty at the center.
If all that sounds interesting to you, consider coming to Madeira to spend two months with a bunch of psychopaths (us).