If anyone is interested: I think it would be extremely valuable to think about a few very concrete scenarios in which Circles could be use.
The scenario should be:
- who is offering goods and services for Circles? (e.g - a group of 5 people running a cafe)
- why are they doing it?
- Whose Circles do they accept? (only their Circles? Circles of friends as well? or even more?)
- To whom do the people connect that are offering something (close Friends? others who offer also something, everyone?)
- Is it acceptable to only spend Circles but not offer something for it?
- What do you expect the $/€ value of one monthly Circles income in this scenario?
- How many people will spend it all?
- What could be potential conflicts?
- What would be a conflict resolution mechanism?
- How can this scenario grow?
Just as a high level input on how different scenarios could be:
- could be that a dedicated group is running a cafe and everyone who nows someone there can pay the full amount in Circles there
- another one could be that a bigger group of shops would use Circles but you could only pay x% of the price in Circles - the rest needs to be payed in €/$
- A group of people decide to use Circles but they only connect to other people that also decide to offer there work /services for Circles