So you don't want me to participate anymore? That's fine. Does Jed know about that? Because the SCF is not for funding projects, it is for growing the ecosystem, and that includes sharing ideas with fellow developers to further expand the reach of Stellar in the hands of more people and that's what I've been doing since I started working on Stellar, all my projects have been copied/extended/inspired by others and that's a good sign because that further increases awareness. I, personally, don't have CEO skills, my job is to program, to develop ideas that can be of high interest for the community, just like you when you brought to us GraphQL as an excellent idea but someone else took the prize from your hands by further developing your initial idea. How did that feel? Not good for you but very good for the ecosystem, people got inspired and they finished something of utmost importance for all. My Swift SDK inspired others and someone won the prize and even inspired a Kotlin SDK for Android, my PayWithStellar tool inspired others that adapted it to wordpress and shopify, my StarBoard project was copied line by line (now modified) to build the very own Stellar Network analisys tool, no credits required since I gain satisfaction from my projects inspiring others. When I started Galtex, I was the first to offer crypto, forex, stocks, commodities, all in one exchange, a world changing idea that had to be shut down or face jail time.
So yes, I know everybody here piles up against my submissions because I've won many times and I haven't continued development on any of them, some trolls even called me "milking the community". Now take for example Paysapp, a billion dollar idea that needs MILLIONS of dollars to comply with all the laws and regulations, that can be a total pain to implement due to all the hurdles that messaging platforms require in order to meet their terms of services or get banned. Do you think ten thousand dollars would be enough to lift that project up? There are only two options, one, comply and raise millions, and two, go underground and shut off whatsapp, twitter, and all messaging platforms reducing the posibility for virality and multi-app communication losing its appeal.
No, this field is not easy, it is a minefield full of booby traps, a thousand projects will fail and only a handful will survive, even Facebook with their Libra project understands all the risks and legal/political mountains they must climb but at least they have the resources, and you can not expect all thousand dead-end projects built on Stellar to continue development without proven monetization plans or even law compliance. Does that disqualify me? Then let me know not to waste my time or yours anymore.
And remember, Stellar has money allocated for development, that money should be used to expand the ecosystem no matter what, and that's what I've been doing since day one, my day one in November 2017 once I learned about this awesome project, not awesome anymore I guess. And no, I don't want special treatment, I took my disqualification with pride and will work hard for the next SCF only if you all stop looking at us developers as "community milkers" and change your attitude against us. There are tons of scammers and shitty projects on every round even in this one, so open your eyes and learn to differentiate those who PROVIDE VALUE from those who don't.
Thanks for the good times. A great learning experience.