I'm a small player in the greater Cyber-Coin world and have to-date created 3 coins. YACCoin was my first, and mostly just an exercise to see if I could really do it, and do it right. To my surprise, it became rather popular and gained the attention of some other software developers. One of those developers was working on a cyber game and asked me to create two other coins: 1CRedit and later, IMACredit. YACC and 1CR were shutdown in late summer of 2016, after about a 2 year run, when they were exploited by ASIC farmers for their own mine & hold scam. Since both coins were lightly traded, I opted to terminate them rather than allow others to lose more money. That in itself was an experience, but also another story.
Early on, I was heavily involved with the now defunct GAW organization, where I learned a lot about running forums and working with people. Mostly I learned to do what I thought was right, and ignore cyber critics.
More recently I spent a lot of time helping the Storj people out and at one point was their #1 user in terms of resources paid for. Alas, I lost faith in that project's management. Unfortunately, I have a personality that lives by "shut up or put up"