i.e. CityCoins open up access to one of the biggest untapped marketplaces for open-source development: building for governments.
Leveraging the potential value of being an early adopter or builder in a space, explain the potential (and, if relevant, historical) value of almost anyone being able to build for governments.
Intro: Modern governments empower access to one of the world’s biggest marketplaces: building for governments.
Problem + Historical context: How governments traditionally “build” improvements is slow and increasingly ineffective
- Cons of this approach, e.g. slow, inefficient, costly, *nepotism, outdated or opaque qualifying + selection process, etc.
- Technology, and its applications, consistently lag behind the private sector, leading to missed opportunities and overlooked vulnerabilities.
Solution: Building an open-source ecosystem for government services
- How the previous approach often fails when it comes to digital services or emerging technologies (i.e. governments move slow; technology does not)
- How cities can build new services for free
- re: CityCoins create a permissionless, open-source ecosystem for a city’s digital infrastructure
- i.e. improving the health, wealth, or happiness of a city’s residents by...
- e.g. building applications that replace or upgrade city services (faster, cheaper, more effective)
- e.g. building applications that offer new city services, ("net promoter score" for your city, health-tracking app for anonymized health stats, geotagging potholes (reputation score, bounties, etc.)
Modern cities as marketplaces
- Audience is established (via existing residents and worldwide supporters, e.g. Miami’s KYC wallets are a build-in audience)
- Demand is ongoing (via current residents, future citizens, and government planning)
- Model is innovative, but proven
- CC proving points (e.g. $$$ raised by CC cities, apps being built, people involved (both government + investors)
- Cities and citizens will continue to exist (link to: the future is urban)
- Where/how/why open-source development has succeeded in the past
- May not have enough context to support this piece
CONCLUSION: Governments can do more for their citizens by doing less themselves
This outline is based off of a few sentences from a feedback session. As such, we should walkthrough this outline to confirm its approach while addressing any outstanding content.