FreeRoss DAO — Community call 06 January 2022 — Operations Transcript 

by | Jan 6, 2022

FreeRoss DAO — 06 Jan 2022 — Discussion of the successful vote on Treasury Management, upcoming proposal to establish Core Team and Operations Budget and next steps for the DAO.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro (Rene, Alona, unicorndroppingz, rizzn)
03:06 Two proposals passed over the last 3 weeks which is a great result (Rene)
03:48 Treasury management (unicorndroppingz)
07:15 Proposal to set up Core Team and Operational Budget (Alona & Rene, Rizzn)
14:13 Discord entry flow (Bugzy_Crypto, Alona, Kortelin)
19:32 Update on media efforts & financing them (David, Kortelin, Rene)
35:10 Clemency petition for Ross (Alona, Rene)

Transcript:


Rene Pinnell:

How’s everyone feeling today? Okay. We got somebody raising their hand. Dr. Bitcoin, come on up. What’s up? Dr. Bitcoin.

Doctor Bitcoin:

Howdy.

Rene Pinnell:

Is it true that you have a PhD in Bitcoin?

Doctor Bitcoin:

Yes. From Bitcoin University.

Rene Pinnell:

Well done. [Alona 00:00:26], good to see you.

Alona:

Hello, hello [inaudible 00:00:28]. Hello, Dr. Bitcoin.

Doctor Bitcoin:

Howdy.

Alona:

How you doing guys?

Rene Pinnell:

Alona, do you ever sleep or are you just a robot programmed to moderate?

Alona:

I have been lucky to leave my boring nine to five job. So now I have all the time in the world to work in crypto 24/7. So well, the answer is no.

Rene Pinnell:

It doesn’t sound healthy, but I’ll take it.

Alona:

May not sound healthy, but I don’t regret it. It’s a lot of fun. Hi, [Kortelin 00:01:07].

Kortelin:

Hey guys. Good morning.

Alona:

Hello.

Kortelin:

I’ve been doing full time for a year now. It’s been one of the funnest years. So I think it’s a great decision you made Alona.

Alona:

Very happy with it. Hello UnicornDroppingz. He may be on mute.

Rene Pinnell:

Well, let’s give people one or two more minutes to show up. Alona put together a nice agenda for our talk today. And of course, if anybody wants to bring up any topics or things they want to chat about just let us know. And we’ll direct our attention to that.

UnicornDroppingz:

Thanks, guys [crosstalk 00:01:58].

Rene Pinnell:

Quick question for [Kortelin 00:01:59] while we’re waiting, what’s your name mean? What’s the reference? I don’t get it.

Kortelin:

So it’s Scandinavian in origin. I found it in a book of fiction from the earliest 20th century. I Googled it and it did not exist in Google. So I thought it was at the time, a good idea to use a unique handle. But now that I’ve been in crypto, I should have chose John Smith69 420 instead.

Rene Pinnell:

What was the meaning of the word? Did you say it? And I missed it just a second ago. Scandinavian.

Kortelin:

It’s a Christian first name.

Rene Pinnell:

Oh, okay, unique.

Kortelin:

Scandinavian in origin. I don’t know what the meaning of the name is.

Rene Pinnell:

All right. Well cool. I think we’ve got enough people to jump into the meat of our discussion. So just to start off, I’m really glad that we’ve gotten through two proposals. Thank you for everyone who voted and I’m particularly grateful to UnicornDroppingz and George and all the other people in the treasury pod who put that together.

Rene Pinnell:

We’re working obviously over the next 30 days or less now, I guess 25 or 24 days to execute on all of the items in that proposal. But I feel very confident that it’ll set our treasury up for long term success. So thank you, UnicornDroppingz and maybe that would be a good place to start is to just get a quick update on where the status of all that is. UnicornDroppingz?

UnicornDroppingz:

Yeah. Happy to jump in and just check in. Can you guys hear me okay?

Rene Pinnell:

Yep.

UnicornDroppingz:

Perfect. I was having a little audio issue at the top. So sorry about that. So right now we are putting together a plan to implement the four main mandates from proposal number two, which passed with option number one. So we’ll be looking at making the purchase of one wrapped Bitcoin symbolic of Ross’s contributions to crypto at the beginning of all of this, many years ago.

UnicornDroppingz:

Additionally, looking at converting some of the treasury to Stablecoins so that we can have guaranteed operational expenses and not have to pay too close attention to market volatility. The latter two are a little bit more complicated. One being a large market purchase of the FREE token, which is coming and is a number one priority for us.

UnicornDroppingz:

Then the fourth being the utilization of the remainder of the treasury as working collateral to yield farm and some more conservative strategies, which will be an additional source of income that we can allocate towards the DAO mission, as well as looking at additional market purchases of the FREE token and other proposal budgets that get put forward, whether it’s a documentary or other things that help move the mission forward.

UnicornDroppingz:

As far as like a status update on where we are with those, the big one right now is working through how to coordinate this across the multi-sig Gnosis Safe. And so we’re sort of taking the steps there of figuring out, okay, let’s queue up all the transactions, get everyone together so that we can make these transactions in one batch because often the market conditions are very volatile.

UnicornDroppingz:

The optimal strategy to move into these positions can be fairly dynamic. So we want to make sure that we do everything in one go as much as possible. But in general would love to, I can chat about this stuff all day so if you guys have any questions hit me up and I’m happy to go deeper.

Rene Pinnell:

Awesome, man. Any questions from the group right now, raise your hand and let us know, we invite you up and you can ask a question, but it’s really exciting to see how this is happening and the mechanisms of it.

Rene Pinnell:

I’ve been impressed with Gnosis Safe and working with it throughout this process. But I know it does present some challenges for doing moves like this. So it’ll be fun and educational for us to figure out how to overcome those. And we should probably share those learnings with the group too, because I know a lot of the folks are part of multiple DAOs and multiple groups, and these are problems other folks I’m sure are going to face as well.

Rene Pinnell:

Any questions from the group before we move on? Any questions for UnicornDroppingz? I’m just going to try to say UnicornDroppingz as much as possible. What a great troll move to have that be your name and force everyone to say that. [crosstalk 00:06:48].

Alona:

Very catchy.

UnicornDroppingz:

Thank you. Thank you. Appreciate it. I feel like it goes one of two ways. Either people like it or it’s the most frustrating thing. So happy to see that you have a fondness for it.

Rene Pinnell:

I wouldn’t have it any other way. Okay, cool. Well, then let’s move on to the next proposal that I think we’re going to focus our energy on. Alona, do you want to take the lead on describing that and the importance of it?

Alona:

Yeah. So the proposal that we have in the works right now is focused on the fact that considering that the mission ahead is going to be long term, we need to ensure that we have a core team of contributors who can reliably and consistently execute certain tasks. So we are currently in the final stages of writing up a proposal to set up a core team that will currently consist of five community members.

Alona:

But obviously, seeing that the DAO will be developing and by nature, they are fluid structures it’s likely that there will be other contributors joining us in the future. For now, we’ve got five members. And so the proposal number three is focused on setting up the core team. It’s about compensation, setting out the core responsibilities, and also the agenda for the first three months of this year. So setting out what it is that we are going to be working on.

Alona:

So, each of those contributors is leading a certain pod. Kortelin, is it Kortelin or Kortelin? Sorry, I might be mispronouncing.

Rene Pinnell:

Kortelin.

Alona:

He is in charge of the NFT pod. I am leading operations and also community management, [Rene 00:08:58] obviously is the operational lead, Dr. Bitcoin, God, what does he not do? PR, media marketing, helping me with the operations, everything, and then UnicornDroppingz is in charge of the treasury report. If anybody has the relevant skills and wants to contribute, please raise your hand to chat to us or drop us a message. And we will happily discuss it with you and add you to the relevant working group.

Rene Pinnell:

Yeah. And on that point I think we’re going to want to create at least one more pod in the near future, which would be like a dev or tech pod.

Alona:

Yep.

Rene Pinnell:

We want to be able to take over our FreeRossDAO.com domain and have somebody that can manage that process. And then there’s just a lot of other things, like if we release future NFTs somebody on the tech front to help us with all that. So if anybody is a developer and would be interested in leading that pod, please message us or raise your hand now and say, “What’s up.”

Rene Pinnell:

And of course, we have any of the existing pods, if you want to join as a volunteer or as a core contributor reach out and let’s talk about it. And one also note is I’m excited to see folks stepping up like the people that are on the stage with me right now, and as well as folks in the audience and the broader community. And I think that people ought to be compensated for their contributions. But as long as I’m contributing in any way to this DAO, I’m not going to take any money for it. It’s just Ross being my buddy it just feels like it needs to be a clean relation where it’s not muddied from my perspective of any compensation.

Rene Pinnell:

I just wanted to flag that, that I’m never going to make any money off of this. That doesn’t feel comfortable for me, but I think other folks ought to be, and we need people that are going to be focused long term and paying people to do that is a good way to keep them focused. Cool. Anybody have any questions about that proposal that’s coming up, raise your hand.

Alona:

There is also going to be a budget incorporated in it for some basic IT expenses like WordPress, Asana subscription for project management, like time tracking tool so that we can reliably report our hours and so on. So yeah, basic stuff like that, which will be super helpful to us. And also I think the most high value item on it is going to be a discourse subscription because we desperately need a community forum where people will be able to come up with proposals and hopefully take some of them to the voting stage. So we need some space online where we can work on that together with the community.

Rene Pinnell:

And jumping off of that our goal is to pass proposals when they’re ready and provided their aligned with the mission. But we do want to keep this active and try to get at least a couple of proposals through each month in terms of cadence. That seems to be what we did last month. I think we can do that. We can potentially move faster than that as well, do more when things get ironed out in terms of process. But yeah, we want to make sure that we’re actively developing new initiatives, new projects and getting those through the voting process as quickly as we can.

Rene Pinnell:

So what is coming up after we get the core team and operations proposal through? So yeah, we want to set up a discourse and we want to make sure that we have enough folks in each of these working groups to develop new proposals and try to leverage the collective intelligence of everyone in this community. So that’s kind of where we’re at, that’s where we’re headed. And again, would really love to hear from folks in the community with any questions or concerns or thoughts about what we should be focusing on or clarifying the things that we’ve already got planned.

Alona:

And once the proposal is out, I would encourage everyone to please get out and vote because well, this vote is going to be quite important because it’s going to be difficult to take this off the ground without basic expenses and a team of core contributors. So please do vote once it goes live in a few days.

Rene Pinnell:

Right? We got somebody raising their hand. [Bugzy_Crypto 00:14:13], what’s up, we got you on the stage, Bugs, you want to unmute yourself?

Bugzy_Crypto:

Hey, thanks for bringing me up guys.

Alona:

Yeah.

Bugzy_Crypto:

So I had a question and, and maybe I’m just missing it. But when I joined the Discord a few weeks back, I don’t seem to find a channel where the community can like actually converse and have conversations other than a share your skills channel. Is that out there or no?

Kortelin:

Yes. We reorganized the Discord I believe a week ago. And so we have the introductory section, welcome to FreeRossDAO where we have the FAQ and the official tweets and announcements. And then we have a free chat section and that chat section is divided into five channels. And we hope that the community will use the general channel to, like you say, just have conversations and converse freely. The other channels in the free chat section, our Bitcoin NFTs price talk, which can be about the FREE token, but it can also be about the broader coin market. And finally, we have a good morning and good night channel.

Bugzy_Crypto:

And those are live and active right now because I can’t see on my end on multiple devices.

Kortelin:

Okay. So we can definitely find someone who can help you access all of these public fully available channels.

Rene Pinnell:

Yeah. It looks like you are not a contributor or supporter yet. So I’m guessing that’s why you don’t have a role assigned.

Alona:

Oh, sorry. You haven’t got a Discord member role. Okay. Right now you should be able to see a lot more channels. Have a look.

Bugzy_Crypto:

Yeah. I can see everything now, but that’s like, what has prevented me from, I guess, being more active previous to this call. So maybe just moving forward, something to think about, you might want to change that up because I’m-

Alona:

We have… sorry, carry on.

Bugzy_Crypto:

I was just going to say that I’m very, very active in space. This is a full-time job for me. And you know, without having this call and this talk right now, I probably would’ve eventually had lost interest because I never would’ve saw this channel. So something to consider, maybe you guys changing, but I don’t know what decisions led you guys to make this [crosstalk 00:17:01].

Alona:

I think I know what may have caused this. So I was actually talking last night to the guy who built the website join.freeRossDAO.com. So basically, the way the entry flow used to work is that you go to their website and you pick up the Discord member role on the website. And then when you enter the server, you can then see all the channels that are publicly available.

Alona:

So what we were discussing last night is going to be fixed very soon is that you will be able to pick up the Discord member role within the server much easier. So it’s very good that you brought it up because if you’ve had this issue, then there must have been other people struggling with the same thing. So I’ll make sure that we fix it as soon as we can.

Bugzy_Crypto:

Yeah, that’s been a thing I discovered as well. There was a couple of folks that I sent an invite to the server and they had that issue. And then I remembered we had that site and then I had to get them to leave the server and hit the join FreeRossDAO.com site.

Bugzy_Crypto:

And then the only other thing I wanted to say, and then I’ll get off and I’ll give the mic to someone else is I’ve followed Ross’ story for a long time. And at some point in time I came across, maybe it was his mom’s Twitter or family member’s Twitter, where it had the address to where we could write to him. And don’t know if that’s shared here publicly, anywhere, but I would love the opportunity to write to him and then especially provide updates and just my take on his DAO.

Alona:

So right now you can see all the channels. If you open the FAQ channel, Ross’s postal address where you can write, you can send him a letter to this address. It’s in this section. So check it out and you’ll find the information.

Bugzy_Crypto:

Cool, I see it. Thank you guys so much. I appreciate it.

Rene Pinnell:

Thank you so much for being a part of the community. And I also just messaged you. Oh my toddlers coming in to say he loves me. Hi buddy. The joys of working at home seriously I actually do love it. It’s nice to have my kid run in for a second and tell me he loves me. So just as often, he’ll come in and say, he wants me to like clean a booger off his nose or whatever. This is less fun. We’ve got David up on stage. Whats up, David?

David:

Everybody first just thanks for everybody’s work, getting through proposal number two and also hopefully see proposal number three up pretty soon. But my question is really looking forward to the next steps with like how far does everybody think we are from starting to actually do like kind of the work that the group was kind of… that the DAO was created for.

David:

So obviously I know that some kind of documentary or TV series was kind of the highest voted thing, just in kind of like the take a poll. So I’m wondering how far do we think we are from either starting that or also have we talked to Ross’s mom or fiance about like… that was what the group came up with, but are there things they think that would be the first highest priority ways we can use the funds or effort.

Rene Pinnell:

That’s a couple of great questions. I’ll tackle the first one in terms of like a status update on the doc stuff and then respond to the idea of reaching out to Lyn or Ross’s fiance about ideas they have. So in terms of the documentary there’s a couple in the works. I’ve got calls with… so there’s sort of two teams that are working on stuff right now. That’s not announced, so I’m not going to talk about it publicly yet, but one of them is definitely moving forward. It’s happening. It’s been in production for a while. And I think it’s yeah, high degree of confidence in the person running that. And then the other one is more along the lines of… at least the ambition is more along the lines of like a Netflix series kind of thing.

Rene Pinnell:

And the production studio behind it is super top notch. And it’s the one that Kobe was messaging folks about on Twitter. So I’m in a Telegram group with the team behind that, and it’s still very, very early stages there. The studio is excited and theoretically on board, the first big step there is finding a directing team that is going to be the right pair for it. And they’ve got a couple of candidates, but it’s all too early to start talking about in the DAO.

Rene Pinnell:

It’s really even too early to start really bringing in Ross’s family in a meaningful way. And they’d always want to be involved in a big media project like this, but it is moving forward and it is definitely a top priority. And in terms of the one that’s already in production, I’m not sure what support they need from the DAO. I’ve got a call with the team behind it. I have to check my calendar, it’s either this week or next week, we’ve got a call scheduled with them and I’m going to just ask them how we can help.

Rene Pinnell:

And then if there’s something concrete that we can do, whether if they need some additional funding or they need help with any element of it, I’ll come back to the group once I have that intel. Not sure what help they need, if any yet, but that one’s definitely happening. And I think it would be great if we stepped up and supported it.

Rene Pinnell:

In terms of getting Lyn and Ross’s fiancée and Ross’s family involved in ideas, I think that’s a big oversight. I have not asked them for what ideas they have. I know that they have a chunk of change now from the sell of the NFT. They’ve got roughly the same amount of money that the DAO has. And I think they’re planning on doing things like charitable contributions, as well as paying legal fees.

Rene Pinnell:

So I know that’s where their minds are at but I should ask them, I’ll ask them after we hang up and see what ideas they had for things that we should work on. And in terms of other proposals that are the real work, because I feel like all the stuff we’ve set up so far is foundational stuff. That’s kind of not the most exciting and also not doing the real work that you mentioned. I want to see more of those proposals bubble up. I know George has got a proposal in the media group for doing like a meme contest that is bubbling up. He sent me an early draft of it, that’s a neat idea.

Rene Pinnell:

I really encourage everybody on this call to think of crazy, interesting, impactful ideas, and then circulate those in each of the different working groups and get buy-in from your fellow community members, help draft it and strengthen it. And then when they’re ready they’ll make their way to the advisory council and eventually to SnapShot. But yeah, those are the things I want to see more of once we get these more foundational kind of boring proposals out of the way.

David:

Yeah. Okay. That sounds great. Thanks for that update. That’s really great to hear that there’s actually some stuff in flight already and maybe a Netflix thing coming on the way.

Rene Pinnell:

Yeah. Yeah. I think the ambition is to have it be on one of those big streaming services, but right now it’s just a top shelf, well, well known studio that Kobe connected us with and they’re very much excited about doing a series, but their first job is to get a director or directors on board and those directors will have a vision and then we’ll need to talk to Ross’s family to make sure that that vision is aligned with them. So there’s a number of steps before we get to a proposal phase, but I’m politely, but persistently pinging them every three to five days just to keep the thing moving forward.

David:

Yeah, cool. And do you have any sense of what is that cost? Do we fund that? And if we do does the DAO reap some of the profit to put back in our treasury? Is it something that another studio would fund and we’re just kind of helping and even like, what is the cost, that funding? Would that blow most of our treasury would that not and it might be too early to know any of that, but if you do know any of that.

Rene Pinnell:

Yeah. In general, documentary series are certainly much more affordable than feature films can be. So the exact cost is TBD, but a cheap documentary series is probably in the million dollar range in a relatively cheap, an expensive one is in millions. We have not gotten that far to talk about what the deal structure would look like. We’re quite far from that with this particular studio, but I’ve done these deals in the past.

Rene Pinnell:

Typically, if the ambition is to have a doc series on a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon, and I think that should be the goal because we’d want this documentary series to be extremely accessible and we would want to do a deal with, again, there’s not that many it’s Amazon or Netflix or Apple, or any of these big streaming services. We want to make sure that it wasn’t just being placed on and forgotten on one of those services. We want to make sure that it was a featured thing, in which case they’re definitely going to be paying for it, right? Like we’re not going to give them content for free.

Rene Pinnell:

So one of those streaming services they would pay for it. I would not want to do this deal where it would drain our treasury in a significant way. I would want it to be something that was maybe net neutral or eventually net positive. And I know that another idea that we wanted to talk about was maybe doing an NFT related to the project that we could help fund whatever expenses there are upfront by selling NFT related to that.

Rene Pinnell:

So maybe Kortelin could talk about that, because that’s really his department, but a lot of these media projects, I think we should try to wrap NFTs around to offset the cost so we’re not draining the primary treasury. Yeah.

Alona:

My personal vision is that we should certainly focus on not… whilst this would be a super high value item, it would be good to make sure that it does not deplete the treasury. And one of the options maybe would be to first of all, like to be financing this project in chunks and to be using maybe some proceeds from yield farming towards payments for the documentary production. I think maybe UnicornDroppingz would be able to give a bit more insight in it, but I would be in favor of making sure that this is financed in a way that’s sustainable for the DAO treasury.

Doctor Bitcoin:

Another thing that we had discussed in one of the previous core team meetings was as we develop our PR and marketing efforts and resources is acting as support for some of these documentary projects and lending them our platform and our media outreach capabilities that we’ll be developing.

UnicornDroppingz:

And just on the sustainability point, that’s absolutely the mindset we have when it comes to the treasury. So we’ll be looking at ways to use yield, to fund operational expenses or big projects and use the remainder also to grow the treasury. So in that sense, we would have an ever increasing budget for operational expenses.

UnicornDroppingz:

Of course, there are often, sometimes there may be exceptions where we have a very big ticket item that might draw down the treasury to some extent, but wherever possible, the goal would be to kind of pay that on a rolling basis that we can do it from revenues instead of drawing down our working capital.

Rene Pinnell:

Kortelin, did you have anything you wanted to add about how we could use NFTs to fund media projects like a doc series?

Kortelin:

Yes. So I’m not going to speak for the whole team here, but personally I am approaching this project as if we do not have a treasury. And so we have a lot of short term initiatives in the pipeline related specifically to NFT projects that will generate, we believe a considerable budget to finance more projects, finance long term, big picture projects, like a film project. So I think our collective focus is on new revenue generation.

Kortelin:

What this does is not only raise money, but it raises awareness. It helps us grow the community, it increases engagement. And so, again speaking personally, I’m ignoring the fact that we have this considerable treasury, because that is just static. That’s just sitting there. It’s from a historical action, right? Which was PleasrDAO purchasing Ross’s collection of black and white pencil drawings.

Kortelin:

We are looking to the future and we are really excited to start rolling out these short term projects so that we can get more people engaged so that we can increase activity. And all of this effort will help these much longer term projects. You know, a film takes 12 months, 18 months, 24, we’re going to be extremely active in the meantime.

Rene Pinnell:

Yeah. And I really do want to encourage everybody that’s in the community to feel empowered to come up with their own ideas for how to get the message out about Ross, how to get the message out about the injustice of his case, how to reshape public opinion about who he is, which is a incredibly kind thoughtful, generous, beautiful human that does not deserve to be in prison.

Rene Pinnell:

How do we get that message out? How do we change the narrative that was created around his trial, which was incredibly misleading, false narrative, that he was some criminal mastermind, that he was dangerous. You know the murder for hire charges are what most people remember about the case, which was never brought up at trial because the case was completely flimsy. It was entrapment, the government faked staged murders and had people pose as though they had been killed.

Rene Pinnell:

The whole thing is just insane. So anything that we can do to shift that public opinion, I want to hear ideas from folks, just an example, one that is in the works that I have no idea if we’ll actually do. I haven’t talked to Ross’s family about it or Ross himself, but I met this really interesting fella about a month ago when I was in Miami, who’s responsible… he runs a company that’s responsible for the Tom Cruise Deepfakes. And it’s basically a tech company that does synthetic video, where they can take thousands of still images and video images of a person, and then create a synthetic video that doesn’t exist that can be mapped to a normal person’s performance.

Rene Pinnell:

And they use this for a lot of things in Hollywood. Now it’s kind of a new technique, but as a for instance of an idea that we might want to pursue, I think it could be really cool to use this tech to create a synthetic video version of Ross outside of prison, where he can get his own message out in his own words. And I think there could be some really interesting viral components to having Ross speak whatever is on his mind, tells his story. Kind of like he did at the Bitcoin Conference, but in locations that are the places that were meaningful to him that he cannot visit anymore.

Rene Pinnell:

He was a huge surfer and he loved to surf in Costa Rica. And I got the opportunity to do that with him 15, 20 years ago. And so how cool would it be to see Ross on the beach in Costa Rica talking about himself and his case and the importance of freedom and driving home the fact that he can’t actually be there. So that’s just an example of something that’s very early, early stages, don’t know if it’s going to happen. Don’t know if it’s the best idea, but, but it’s an interesting idea, at least to me.

Rene Pinnell:

So I want to hear more ideas like that, that we can develop and get the community excited about get buy-in from Ross’s family. And then ultimately try to have a big impact with. So anyway, everyone should feel comfortable coming up with those ideas and sharing them and helping us develop them and then actually executing on them.

Rene Pinnell:

I’m not sure if there’s anybody else that wants to come up on stage, ask some questions. That’s basically everything on our agenda for today. We just wanted to give you a quick update on the status of the proposals and what’s coming up next.

Rene Pinnell:

So if you want to throw your hand up and ask any other questions or bring up a topic that you’d like to hear us discuss, let us know now otherwise anything else from the core team that you want to let folks know about?

Alona:

I’m looking for more people to join my operations pod because I could do with some help. And also we were talking yesterday about this clemency petition that’s going on. That has almost has a half a million signatures. It’s the biggest clemency petition to the President. And so we were thinking about how we can get more people to sign it and how we could potentially make it the biggest clemency petition or the biggest petition in general on change.org. So any ideas on how we can get that to happen would also be very welcome.

Rene Pinnell:

Oh, I love that. Yeah. So on change.org, I think Ross’ petition has close to 500,000 signatures. I’m not sure what the… I’m trying to do a quick Google search right now to see which is like the most accessible petition, but how cool would it be to have Ross be the top petition on change.org? Like how could we do that?

Rene Pinnell:

It looks like George Floyd’s petition and Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter was the most signed petition of all time with 184 million signatures. Not sure if we could break that, but you know, it would be an interesting goal to have, and I think that would be a good goal to have. If we can get millions of people to sign this petition and really show that Ross has broad based support that can change minds.

Doctor Bitcoin:

Dude, I guess the only ask from the media pod right now, I mean, I’ve been getting a lot of folks from the community sending me DMs and some great ideas and some really unique connections. One of the things that I know is going to be critical for the first stage of operations of marketing is to have writers. So anybody within the sound of my voice that has writing chops that wants to contribute to the mission your time is coming very soon. So definitely hop over into the media pod and make yourself known.

Rene Pinnell:

Well, I want to thank all y’all for showing up and I want to thank the folks who’ve stepped up to leadership roles, really blown away by the talent, both the depth and breadth of it. And yeah, just always filled with gratitude for the last couple of months, it’s just been so heartening to see how many people have stepped up to support Ross, especially because when he was arrested, he was highly radioactive and nobody wanted to have anything to do with him. Thank you for being brave. I think you are the tip of the spear of changing public opinions about Ross. And I think you’re going to be on the right side of history.

Alona:

Yep. We are approaching 10,000 followers on Twitter. Hopefully that will happen today.

Rene Pinnell:

That’s great.

Alona:

That’ll be cool.

Rene Pinnell:

All right. Well I look forward to the next community call and we’ll let you know when the next proposal is ready to vote on. All right. Cheers everyone.

Alona:

Thanks again everyone.

Doctor Bitcoin:

Cheers.

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