This piece was written and submitted by @CSCLazzareo – Help support community members by giving him a follow on twitter!
I have always been interested in Cryptocurrency but never had the capacity to research it properly which was largely due to my busy lifestyle. The enforced Covid lockdown gave me just the time I needed to start looking into Crypto to understand it better. I was introduced to CasinoCoin via a fellow football fan and this was where my research began. I quickly learned about the coin, the team behind it, the technology and its history and I could see where the coin would fit into the market, so I took the plunge and invested. The more research I did – the more I believed in the project and I started to share my views and support of the coin through my Twitter channel. I understood that I was not getting involved with a coin that was going to moon soon but I could see a future and I was in it for a long-term hold.
As the year progressed the second quarterly update from the Foundation dropped which was focussed mainly on the two new token partners (TrustTracker & Crazy8Token) and we all patiently waited for the Q3 update hoping for more news. The update kept getting pushed back and I could sense a bit of unrest starting to surface within the community. I heard a few rumours on Discord of potential structural changes within the foundation but when the announcement came in November that John Caldwell & Duncan Cameron were stepping down this came as quite a shock! Reason being is that one of the key factors for my investment was the foundations links with industry leads within the gambling world. Added to that came the news of a potential coin injection – I had to pause for thought to get my head round how this change would impact the coin and was there still a future with CasinoCoin it?
I am a positive person and throughout my career I have been involved with a lot of major change. I was once on a leadership seminar with a well-respected business psychologist called John Fisher who talked about the Change Curve, widely attributed to psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and her work on the process of bereavement and grief. The ‘change curve’ derived from the work of Kubler-Ross, describes the internal emotional journey that individuals typically experience when dealing with change and transition. This journey consists of several stages that people go through: shock and denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance and this has resonated with me ever since.
Essentially, when change happens such as this CasinoCoin announcement, everyone will transition through the curve (purple line) at different speeds and some will jump off because they just don’t accept the new direction, or it might not hold well with their values and beliefs. Fortunately for me I transition extremely quickly through the stages of the curve, I accept that change is coming, and I start to figure out how it will look long term. Sometimes I might jump off if I fundamentally disagree with what is happening but after listening to the new strategy and why the change is taking place, I quickly started to enthuse over what the future might hold.
The key things for me that were missing with the existing setup was a lack of communication, a major exchange and liquidity and this change in direction appeared to highlight these very issues as something that needs to be targeted. In addition to this, throughout my time of being invested in CasinoCoin the one person who has constantly stood out and raised his head above the parapet was Daniel Keller and this same person has taken over the position of foundation director with a determination to continue the journey. Taking everything onboard, I quickly made the decision that there was a future and I wanted to remain invested.
Since the announcement Daniel has asked several individuals from the community to form a Media Group with the intention of improving communication. He contacted me because of my Twitter content, and I accepted the request to get involved hoping I can be part of the solution to improving communication… It’s been 3 weeks since the announcement and we have already launched our Media Group and helped promote the first announcement since the restructure with the news that CasinoCoin have partnered with SunCash – an innovative fintech company that specializes in payments and transfers in the Caribbean and Latin America Region.
I hope this is the first of many announcements and I wish Daniel every bit of success as he starts to deliver on his plan. 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least and Covid has had an impact on many businesses and many people but I do believe there is a future for this coin and it could be big. Remember this is crypto and whatever we invest in is a risk. Long term a lot of people are looking for exponential gains and I am no different to these people. Will CSC be the coin that delivers? No idea but I am here, I am staying, and I will ride the Crypto coaster.