About half a year ago, I took a leap of faith.
Back then me and my family had been living a very frugal lifestyle for a year and had some savings in crypto. When the price was around $600 we drove from the cold sweden down to sunny portugal and stopped by several bitcoin cash meetups along the way.
That was the start of a journey into a life of working with, and living on, crypto alone.
The first month I was working on CashID and more specifically on a presentation and implementation of the protocol, as I had already finalize the specification and built some test cases. During this time we were still driving and our money on hand were running short, and in a discussion about usability I had an idea for a solution to a decentralized naming scheme.
After about a month of working on CashAccounts I wrote an article explaining my financial situation and the article was published at about the same time as the project was released.
The feedback was immense and we've since received donations and financial backing that is equivalent of roughly a monthly salary for a decent employment in sweden. Using those donations and living a very frugal life we've been investing our time and attention into the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem and for the coming 4 months work was put in to create tooling and infrastructure for CashAccounts, the Cashual Wallet (currently in beta on google play), and the beginnings of several missing componentes in the ecosystem to increase usability for the average user.
One of those projects is CashIntents, which intend to solve the problem that the blockchain only stores technical transactional information, by formally specifying a structure in which two parties can safely and privately store metadata about a transaction together with it directly on the chain.
Sadly, no matter how I've tried to stretch out the funds and postpone the inevitable, the funding available has now grown so thin that I'm putting all projects on hold and will be driving back home to sweden again. The decision to change priorities is one of necessity and while I have not abandoned my work in Bitcoin Cash community, it is no longer my top priority and focus.
To all those that supported me in my effort to live off of crypto alone, I thank you. I've had an amazing experience the last 6 months, I've met many interesting people and I've got to work on projects that I truly believe matters in the long run.