What features would you like to see on our next update?
Which countries do you extend your services to in 2018 ? The question might be what potential future services can you adopt and how? Might want to consider specializing more on IT and less on physical work. There generally seems to be a greater reward in outsourcing work to countries with skilled labor at a cheaper cost.
Will services only be payable with crypto or will you implement alternative payment methods like neteller, skrill, paypal etc. ? Does the switch to crypto mean a change in general payments ( cheaper ) via each job and based on location ? PS Will there be a tipping feature ?
Please assist us by providing feedback on our project ! We appreciate your ideas and input.
As I’ve been tracking DeepOnion and it’s progress it’s been noted that TOR pluggable transports (obfs4 + meek) have recently been adapted.
I believe it would be of significant help if there was an easier way of deployment for those users who aren’t too technologically inclined. Since the goal is to roll this out to the everyday common folk.
Food for thought..
I've been following this project for several months so this is a hard question to answer. The dev team is always engaged with the community, so much of the direction and design of DeepOnion already is already implemented. Great wallet design, DeepVault, fast, cheap, and private transactions coupled with a passionate community makes this project already great.
I will force myself to answer the question though. I'd like to see DeepOnion more aggressively market it's latest TOR integration for citizens trapped behind state firewalls. Not only is it a great opportunity for DeepOnion but Chinese, Russian, Iranian, and other citizens deserve privacy and access to currency.
Other than that, keep up the good work!
First off let me say how proud I am to be a part of the DeepOnion community. Not just because I believe that the price will increase dramatically and earn some nice profit. I believe in the project, I believe this movement is something special and has a lot going for it. A special thanks to all those that work behind the scenes to continue the growth and innovation of this great privacy coin. I am looking forward to VoteCentral, I think that will add another level to DeepOnion that will set us a part from the others. I love the community and how involved the forum members are, and of course who doesn't like those contests, bounties, and giveaways. I really don't have much as far as what I would like to see changed, if I come up with something I will let you know. Here's to the future, here's to DeepOnion.
I think it would be great to see DeepOnion on more exchanges.
Hello the truth that I have been investing in DeepOnion, it is an innovative project, and I managed to join Airdrops, the integrations that the development team has made, I think they have been very beneficial for the countries that have been forbidden to work with cryptocurrencies , also the onions in these moments are very undervalued, at any moment they can give a great increase, some friends have liked the idea of investing here, others have bought to enter Airdrops, I think it is an excellent coin to continue working under the anonymity
Hello DeepOnion! I have been following your project for a while. I saw your project last year summer on Bitcointalk. Very famous project. :-) I am neither a expert on cryptograph nor a programer of blockchain, but hope my opinion will help your project.
Firstly, I am really impressed by your team's community managing ability and great design of your website, wallet, whitepaper and so on. Keep it up! No community, no success.
Secondly, free airdrops as one of your feature will keep adding more community members to your project.
Thirdly, not just hiding blockchain transactions , also using Tor protocol to hide Ip addresses. This is a advantage that Monero don't have yet.
However, Monero is developing Project Koori to implement I2P, so that Monero can hide their users' IP too. This could be a competition. Monero has much more market cap than DeepOnion, DeepOnion may need some other improvements to add more value to end-users to compete with Monero, such as lower transaction fee. Monero has really strong dev team, and they have been in this industry for long time.
Other competitors, such as Zcash and Cloak, may need to be taken under your consideration also. Their dev and R&D are really strong.
Keep up your great work!
DeepOnion is, in my opinion without doubt one of the most interesting projects I have seen for a long time.
They don't have an ICO, but they use airdrop system to distribute major of their coins so the developers are in touch with their community directly.
Its development is just great, really active and dedicated developet team.
Recently, many features and things have been implemented, such as the newest TOR version, obfs4 and meek for users in China.
Also, the stealth addresses will be implemented soon, so for me, it's really interesting project which will experience huge success in 2018.
Only positive feedback for this project. DeepOnion is a privacy cryptocurrency that is here to stay. What I like the most about this project is: the active community (over 12 200 members), very active and knowledgeable developers, lots of features related to privacy and anonymity (TOR/OBFS4/Meek integration, DeepVault and the upcoming DeepSend feature), weekly Airdrops, upcoming mobile wallets, DeepOnion integrated WooCommerce plugin that helps you accept $Onions as a payment method in your online stores and so much more.
Great project 10/10
I love everything about DeepOnion from the most upgraded tor, meek and OBFS4 to the features coming out like mobile wallets and deepsend to hopefully more changes soon. I view DeepOnion as one of the most undervalued most potential coins out there for 2018. If you don’t know much about DeepOnion go to the official site and read about it for a couple hours and you’ll love it along with the massive community.
Many projects make promises they never follow through, but unlike them, DeepOnion delivers real products and results in the field of anonymity and privacy. In the short time that I have spent in the DeepOnion community and followed the project (since beginning of December 2017) there have been some significant updates (several new versions of DeepOnion Wallet) and a few important milestones (integration of OBFS4 obfuscation protocol and Meek protocol to avoid censorship in countries where the use of TOR is forbidden). I think that everyone is eagerly waiting for the Mobile wallet to be published and that will start a new era in the DeepOnion development and attract many new investors. Recently, the developers have announced and provided a demo of "Stealth addresses" or, as they are commonly known in the DeepOnion community, "Deep Protocol" that will completely mask the recipient address in order to protect his/her privacy.
I think the project so far is a great success, aidrop distribution is a controversial issue for investors but as $Onions are now listed on Cryptopia and Kucoin, there is no risk anymore to see $Onion loose all value. Additional layers of privacy are needed to help DeepOnion dominate the market but the upcoming stealth address feature will definitely help. The very active dev team and community (mods, marketing, bounty hunters, supporters, members) are a living and continuous proof of all the determination and efforts invested in the project. The biggest challenges I see is the success of the VoteCentral feature as online politics and democracy are a very challenging thing to achieve and require a delicate balance.
This is, without a doubt, one of the most promising projects that I had an opportunity to closely follow.
Development is fast and trouble free, community is large and enthusiastic and the project is getting more and more recognition every day.
It would be great to get this coin to some larger exchanges as I think that would bring some attention of the big players in crypto world but as I understand that is planned for near future so I guess we can wait a little longer.
So many achievements in such short period! A community without comparison, the most active one in the crypto world I believe. Native Tor integration and its version updated to 0.3.3.0, OBSF4, MEEEK and stealth address coming soon prove that developers are working very hard and that there is no rest when it comes to progress. The project is young and it has ambitious goals, for which I am sure that will be accomplished in the planned time frame. To explain my belief - every announced feature, upgrade or even the tiniest update have been made as promised. DeepSend and VoteCentral are the ones I am anxious to try out when the release date comes.
I like nearly all the aspects of DeepOnion. Especially the TOR, Meek and OBFS4 integration and constant developments. The mobile wallets will be amazing and this week saw the introduction of stealth addresses. Great community and very active in all areas of promotion and marketing. Only way to improve is to make the options in the debug console of the QT wallet to be more userfriendly for non-IT types.
This project is one of a kind. I am sure that you can't find project with strong community and active development team like this. Latest upgrades that are done to the wallet to support OBSF4 & MEEK and it's running native on TOR since start of the project make it pretty much the best privacy coin out there. There is VoteCentral (allowing community to drive project further) right around the corner, Android Wallet coming up, WooCommerce plugin released so that you can buy/sell with $Onion... So many great features from this project. Whoever is not familiar with the project, just go to community and see yourself what this is all about. :)
DeepOnion has the most amazing community and state of the art technology!!!
Simply the best privacy coin project out there, if you follow what others are doing compared to what DeepOnion is achieving almost on daily basis, it is incomparable. TOR 0.3.3 OBFS4 Meek, stealth addresses coming etc.
9 weeks of free airdrops left, join in whist you can make the most of it.
I am really impressed with DeepOnion. I think it has all that is needed to be successful. Here's what I like about it.
1. It is an Anonymous Coin. In time where privacy is already almost nonexistent, DeepOnion provided a way to make identity and transactions private. Now integrated on top of TOR and added integration of OBFS4 and Meek plus the upcoming Stealth Addresses, this project is one of the best.
2. Very active and capable Developers. I am a fan of the DeepOnion Team. The constant upgrades and improvements speak volumes oh how engaged they are in the project. And they also encourage the community to be involved in the project.
3. Large and supportive Community. The DeepOnion Community has been the envy of many. It's big, engaged and very supportive. One of the most active Ann Thread at BCT and 12k members and counting in just 7 months.
4. Airdrops. No ICO. And 40 at that.
I think it's only just a matter of time before it's price surge once again so for those who haven't invested yet, now is the time to get those Onions and go onboard of the DeepOnion Train.
A large part of success for any cryptocurrency is driven by awareness. DeepOnion has a very devoted community - I expect in large part due to the structure of the generous bounty - but you need to be on larger exchanges and engage in additional marketing activities in order to become the privacy coin that is top of mind.
There are many challenges in crypto and one of the most important ones is staying active with development and communicating with the community. This is something DeepOnion currently excels at that I hope will keep going. Many projects are "forgotten" since they only focus on the long-term goals, it is important to keep the interest alive with some short-term releases and marketing campaigns.
The final important hurdle is "main adoption" getting people, stores, businesses to use DeepOnion. DeepOnion has a great incentive now that give free advertisement through the "Onion Shops Support Program" for shops that will start to acceåt $ONIONs as a form of payment. This is something that can really bring out DeepOnion towards main adoption. More groups/initiatives like this are needed!
I'm investing in DeepOnion because I think there will be a big demand for privacy coins this year. DeepOnion has a great community, Devs are working hard and they already released many great features such as DeepVault, latest TOR version, obfs4 and meek to help people living in China and other Tor blocking country. Everyweek I receive free Airdrop and my investment grow every week. Everyone can join weekly airdrops. I suggest everyone to take a look at DeepOnion.org/airdrop, there are many weeks before the end of the distribution phase.
I've been following and investing with DeepOnion for 4-5 months and The community never fails to surprise me by how dedicated and how active they are.
In addition, the features offered by DeepOnion are kind of unique: DeepVault allowing file integrity verification, OBFS+meek integration to make synch possible even in the most restricted countries in the world and the upcoming DeepSend and VoteCentral.
I won't be speaking too much about anonymity as it was mentioned in a lot of comments above but I want to remind that there are 9 airdrop rounds to gain additional $onion.
The dev team of this project is very approachable and they'll make you feel like family where you can easily share your opinions to them. If you do not have enough financial resources, you can still earn free onion by participating in weekly contest and other giveaways, so limited resources is not a problem on being part of an awesome project like DeepOnion.
I think your project is one of the most promising in crypto market for 2018. Developers release constantly new version of the wallet (sometimes even daily !!!) and new features have been remarkably added in a very short period of time such as DeepVault, Tor upgrade with OBSF4+MEEK protocols, website 20+ languages etc.. I would not suggest any big improvements, the path is the right one, just stay focused on the results you want to achieve and follow road map you have published on the whiteparer.
Personally I will continue to follow you with great interest and I'm impatience to see how the price will move once airdrops will be finished, the best is yet to come.
Input from me,.. please make ONION as a function /utility coin,. so people need it not just as exchange tools to be exchanged with other coins/token (with all of its good features compared to other coins or token).
may be you could build or be partnership with other developers to build another projects such as Game Platform, e-commerce platform, etc,. and use ONION as a payment tools,. as you know some utility coins are ,. as example,. ETH MANA, POWR,
To incorporate masternodes into the network. DeepOnion is already an exceptionally ambitious project but with masternodes it would really be set apart from other commerce coins. The woocomerce plug-in would be complimented by the instant transactions that masternodes facilitate.
I begin to notice deep onion in July ,2017.The community of deeponion is strong. and the airdrop is so unique.I hope more and more talented dev join deeponion
Make a better deep onions trailer at a point, here on the video presented, i didn't get what makes you better than any other paiement facility..ok, anonymity, but you are not the only ones. You are focusing on big common words, same like found on most ico pages while you could explain beter the specifics of your project by explaining real utilities. good luck :)
I've been following DeepOnion since September '17. I finally made the plunge and joined in November. I've been really impressed with the development of the project. The recent white paper release, TOR Upgrade and obfuscation have all reinforced in my mind that I'm participating and supporting a first tier crypto project.
I don't have any specific advice to share - just wanted to express my appreciation. I'm looking forward to the release of the Android wallet in the next few weeks. I think that will bring terrific value and facilitate its adoption into mainstream use.
I have following this project since September and I'm on the community since then. As far as I know is one of the best crytocurrencies out there. It has a good developers team behind and a great community. These two are in my opinion the essential pillars of a good project. In addition, deeponion has some innovative features as DeepVault or upcoming Votecentral and deepsend.
If you concern about your privacy check DeepOnion.
Great project the Deep Onion one.
I invested on it and I'm pretty happy with my choice.
In few days we will see also the mobile Android wallet,
then it will be like having a real wallet with anon money in your
After the free airdrops will be ended, we will see DeepOnion
in more exchanges and then it is going to worth much more
for 3 simple reasons:
- they are limited: only 25 million Onions.
- The technologies behind is awesome.
- Privacy is one of the TOP trend taking place.
Silly not to invest part of your long term portfolio in this
project, this is my personale opinion.
In my opinion, DeepOnion is the best and most promising crypto project of 2018.. its incredible how fast they implement and develop new features and how hard the community is growing! Just 9 more airdrops left before everything is really taking of :D cant wait to see this project to grow even more and kick those asses of competitors like monero and verge
Great project with tor and obfs4 integration .Invest now while it is still cheap
DeepOnion is an innovative project. DeepOnion are already a top cryptocurrency with unique features such as DeepVault.
I like, that the dev team is always engaged with the community.
And I like the idea to create a Development Fund. The main reason for this is that some work can be outsourced allowing the dev team to accelerate the development of the coin and to make it a platform similar to Ethereum.
This project is a hidden gem IMO, you dont get that many projects that really impress me so much as this one. There are three main things that stand out: First of all the original features the project has, it is very different than most other privacy coins in crypto and therefore it is very original. Secondly, the community is very strong, everyone really wants the project to succeed and they do a lot of on the forums so it really is a great community. Last but not least, the developers are really great. They share what they do, they are transparent and do their job pretty well from my understanding. Overall a solid project!
This project seems to have the most developments done at a very short time. Just like the others, I've been following this coin because of it's promise of anonymity/privacy. So far, the project is moving at a fast-pace and hopefully more will be accomplished this year.
I've been in DeepOnion since December and with a strong community and responsable developers, this cryptocurrency will be a very stron coin. The community is very helpful and the moderator are very willing to help you.
If you want to know what it's the technology behind, then you can find that the devs are working everything with Blockchain and TOR network and the main goal of DeepOnion is to become the most powerful anonymous cryptocurrency.
I am a fan of Onions, and I wish DeepOnion can have the following four features:
1. List Onion on more exchanges.
2. Implement Atomic Swap mechanism to list onion on decentralized exchagne more easily.
3. Send and receive Onions by email.
4. Imbed a decentralized exchange in wallet to exchange Onions with other coins easily.
Need to be on more exchanges and do some contest on them give some free DeepOnion coins to create more adoption and visibility!
The current roadmap for DeepOnion is fantastic, I'm really satisfied with the established objectives. The only nuance I see is that there isn't (yet) an easily deployable Linux wallet, although I know for sure that several options are being considered. And to be where this privacy coin merits, its community should continue promoting it as it's nowhere near known as Verge or Monero.
Keep up the good work!
i like that its a privacy coin and your marketing team is very good at getting your name out there. i think this will be a great coin a next year or 2
Industry Feedback: Kryll.io automates crypto trading strategies
I believe Kryll.io's first goal must be finding new people to invest because 8.000.000 KRL is not enough for ICO. I know ICO will continue until march but not sure it will pass 10.000.000 KRL. Without people to invest, ICO investers will be victim.
I love the idea. I think your biggest challenge will be proving that the platform works. That is, if I have a trading strategy and I am relying on the platform to implement it, how will you be able to demonstrate that the platform will properly implement my strategy so that I can have confidence that I can rely on the platform. People won't want to put money into the platform if they aren't confident in its ability to execute.
Main challenge is to break out of the mob. Without great marketing nobody will notice you these days. If they don't know you exist they can't give you money. There are at least 5 similar projects in the pipeline now, some already have working MVP (signals.network) have much better marketing and community engagement. Those are definitely areas you should focus.
One potential way to diferentiate yourself from other similar projects is offering a share of your profits to the token holders or use your profit to burn the tokens and thus indirectly raise value of the remaining tokens.
Topics of conversation
a) Movement (Sport), self-improvement, human nature, philosophy, experimenting
b) Limit or not.
We will be dealing with something similar at my work so with some thinking and research already done I'd suggest following.
Limit it at first to some wide-encompassing topics, use it then to also use as a filtering or matching input into an algo and help people find something more specific.
You can also use it as part of a game, something like "Today I want to talk about ____" or "Today I want to have my comfort zone expanded (talk about something new)".
Later on you can make it more free with more users and use it as Tags where you can see how many people are "part of that tag". This requires bigger development and UX time and also more Users to make it feasible. That's why I suggest the first approach first.
c) I just want to react to the Drugs thing. Drugs are cool :D. There are nootropics (smart drugs), psychedelics ("soul drugs"), performance enhancing drugs, supplements, etc.
As a Biohacker I'd love talking about all kinds of drugs :).
1. Interesting, fun and silly facts
2. Sciency stuff including psychology and philosophy
3. My hobbies: Movies/Chess/Crypto
4. Life / stories / experiences
5. Random stuff (A fun list is the 36 questions list cf. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/no-37-big-wedding-or-s...)
Yes and no. This is a tough one because if someone puts "likes to talk about blowjobs" in their description it might be better to know beforehand if you'd want to meet someone like that. But it's tricky because you might find a lot of trolls and create a negative image for the product. So I guess it all depends. If it's just a funny thing to say; I see no harm. The thing is that I doubt many people will put such thing on the profile given that they have to use their real name.
a) weather, traffic, money, celebrities and personal health issues.
JUST KIDING. (*^ω^*)
In my head, I only have favourite topics, but really don't have favourite conversational topics.
I like to go to bars to meet new people, because you don't know another person almost totally, including each other's favourite conversational topics. The game of the conversation is to look for common topics, to find common among differences. You always can have good times with different people with totally different topics.
By spending 2 seconds on the screen for choosing a common topic, you already prejudged and expected certain outcome from another. Reality is often mismatch with your expectation, and lead to dissatisfaction.
Why not meet someone for knowing each other's story and finding something in common, rather than meet for a familiar topic with a prepared "speech". Meet for people, not for reason. Conversational topics may not be necessary.
This is just my personal opinion. I think your users would love to see more functions, and probably reject my suggestions.
IF YOU STILL WANT TO HAVE TO THIS FEATURE:
Don't forget to collect these data! Your team can analyse them for further product optimisation.
For example, from people who meet for Topic Smoke Pot, only 70% are satisfied for the meeting. Why so? After combining with other data, out of these 70% satisfied, 90% of them choose park for meeting ; out of these 30% not satisfied, 85% of them met at police station. Now, when two people want to meet for Smoke Pot again, your app can warn them that better not take this conversation at police station. :-D
b) Lastly, avoid “sex/blowjobs/drugs”, although no one can excluded them from life. :-P
I wouldn't use those words that obvious. I probably set meeting time at 420pm or 609pm. Or setting topics like "Molly and Mary", "Park to Spark" ^_^
a) humanity, systems/ideologies, psychology, startups, life
b) This is hard because of course you can't prevent people from being meanies. However, I think that you shouldn't limit topics at the beginning because people like InSomnius Joe have awesome topic ideas and I wouldn't want to miss out on what he is really interested to talk about just because it is not an option. And accounts can always be reported if they are offensive or not appropriate.
a) Sports, Finance/Markets, Music, Bonsai/Gardening and Travel
b) I think you should limit by providing pre-defined options because that would also allow you to match people based on compatible interests.
a) UX&UI, sci-fi books, rock&roll music, deep house music (I know - weird combo!) , conspiration theories
b) Definitely keep it open! I took a look at other's people comments and I understand that it could be problematic for you guys, but that's the same as in any other app where there is user generated content involved. If people want to do stupid shit, they can just as well add it into the "about me" section, you can't ever fully prevent it. So my suggestion (as well as other people's who have commented already) is to keep it openned and give other user an option to mark something as "inappropriate". Apart of that, give users a freedom - at least for the start - and see what happens. You can react to it later.
Good luck! I really like what you are doing & hope it comes to my country one day! :)
Most people love sex :) Rude sex is OK and sometimes stupid sex too!
I wouldn't limit it unless you limit it in a very broad fashion, how could Joe tell anyone he was a biohacker otherwise?
For innapropriate things you can have a report innapropriate things button and a kind office person to review and maybe remove it it.
You can upgrade the idea by allowing other people to upvote tags a user has. If a user knows his sex things, for instance he can get a tag from the recipient and so now he has sex +1, good information right there.
a) deconstruction, technology, religion, society, 6pack abs
a) Travel, Finance/investing, psychology, foreign languages (a topic for each language, and also maybe a "miscellaneous" topic if you want to meet someone with a random interest.
b) You could limit the topics but then allow users to suggest new topics. Users could input new topics for approval, and, as long as they are appropriate/follow your guidelines, you could approve them. That would help eliminate the people who take the platform as a joke, but it would still allow people to connect with people with the same interests.
a) Travel, Education, Fittness, Gardening, Finance, Technology\
b) I think you should limit by providing pre-defined options
ConnectJob´s transition to a fully decentralized platform
Let me start with this, and it might seem harsh but it's important to consider.
Do you personally know what you mean by decentralized? There are many people who misuse certain terms and mix them up without understanding it. Adding buzzwords on top of something will not patch a sinking ship. (Uber of, Blockchain, decentralized, etc.)
Now, let's assume you do know what you mean by it.
Then, do you know WHY you want to go decentralized? What is the reason?
- competitive advantage?
- differentiation? (your UPC?)
- giving power to the people?
- shifting overhead towards the users?
And there are more.
You should really identify the why as that will let you keep going. The road ahead is tough and full of obstacles. From finding good developers, having time to develop and test it, finding the right solution for you (eg.it does not have to be related to block chain at all), depending on the solution getting enough users to help you run the network can be crucial, too.
Basically your biggest obstacle will be having enough resources - be it time, developers, architects, designers and money to pay them.
On top of that you still have **a regular company problem** which is getting enough traction so there is enough supply and demand on both sides. This, honestly is your biggest problem and hardest one to get right. Inspire yourself with creator of Fiverrr. He has a great podcast with Noah Kagan where he talks about this specifically and how they overcame it.
In terms of the idea, there is surety market for it. There are products like that already. Therefore you need to differentiate in some way. Otherwise it's just a marketing battle and the person with bigger budget wins.
I am actually curious what is different about you guys as I'd love to use a good service like this with good UX, quality "Why" behind the company and good community.
I think the potential issue is the quality of the work / quality control and how it will be regulated. I think it is a very interesting project but my main concern is when it comes to some industries such as babysitting / plumbing I want the highest quality and a trust factor. I am willing to wait and get someone who i like and trust than pick the most local / cheapest option. If you find a way to do this then i think the app could be an amazing success!
Main issue is the hassle of having to get another random ETH coin for a platform where the ETH token everybody knows and loves would do the job better and without the added hassle. There is no reason to make another coin, it only forces users to use exchanges one time too much. There are many other ways to fund yourself and your projects' development, like maybe take a flat fee on each transaction as is the most elegant way to do it.
Second main issue: Your service doesn't need to be decentralized. Users can manage and operate the way they want in a centralized service platform. You don't provide any essential service that would be in danger of being shutdown by the powers that be.
The only argument for using cryptocurrency in your field is tax evasion. Blockchain doesn't provide any other advantage and will actually be way more expensive to maintain than an apache server. The information entered into the ledger has no need for censorship resistance, so the question that poses itself is.. why force a blockchain?
There are just too many people making their coins whose sole function is to pay rent to Ethereum network, it must stop.
Putting your service on blockchain is simple and straightforward. No obstacles there. Problems arise with user acquisition. Metcalfes' law applies. If there are too many small networks that do the same thing they cannot gain value as they don't have enough users. Without users they are dead.
Personally, I don't think its a bad idea if the trust issue can be solved. I find it extremely threatening and uncomfortable for a jobber to watch over my kids, an individual whom I don't even know at all. You guys ignored the background check up parts, I mean, how would you truly know such person is as he/she claims to be? At least one can hire that one knows without the use of blockchain. However, there are many places that needs to be checked to assure the public its safe and sound to use. And how do you plan to succeed with the law on your neck guys?
I love this idea, but my biggest concern about a decentralized platform like this is reliability of ratings and feedback. If you hope for wide adoption, users must be able to rely on ratings and feedback of the freelancers offering services on the platform. Beyond just the issue of retention of users, this could also open you up to liability issues.
Very interesting idea and I have downloaded the app to try it out.
I would like to give few motivational feedbacks:
To me it is a decentralised jobs market where you don't have a boss work for and you can schedule your works more individually.
This is very similar with Uber. I was asking many Uber drivers that why do they choose to be Uber driver. Most answers I received are "no boss control me !", "do it when you want to do it!" or "easy to use!"
As a result, I believe this app share similarities with Uber. And I believe such decentralised jobs market will be more needed in the future. People have more control of their life while making money!
Now I would like to express my developmental advise:
"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness."
If you want it to be successful, then you must let people to accept your philosophy that they start to practice according to it!
You may need to compete with traditional job market, and a decentralised job market might be to progressive for people to use.
Your targeting customer should be slightly different from the customers which traditional job market targeting. Young freelancers, artists and students, who accept cryptos ideas, might be your targeting customers. For example, Facebook was targeting students at beginning, and now even my grandmother uses it.
About the APP:
Thanks for the 38.46 CJT. I am not sure it is for free for all new signups. :-)
The App looks great, very futuristic. Friendly and easy to use.
However, when I tapped the icon on the map, nothing seems happened. This might need to be improved.
One more unsure question:
Is there any identity verification for a person to be a Jobber?
Keep up the great work!
Industry Feedback: Neurogress controls the environment with the power of thought
I like the concept. It's very futuristic.
I'm obviously not an expert of even moderately well versed in neurology. But if I'm not mistaken we are still at the very beginning of trying to map the electrical signals of the brain to specific thoughts (which result in intent, movement, etc). My main question would be: is there a reliable enough pattern in electrical activity in the brain such that these signals can be properly interpreted by a machine? For example: If I want to "turn of the lights"; will this thought always activate the same electrical signals? What if one day I got scared and develop a serious emotional response to darkness. Wouldn't this influence which electrical signals are fired? How would this impact the machine, etc.
So conceptually: Is there a causal relationship between brainwaves and thoughts. And do these causal relations allow for the detection of a reliable pattern?
Or will the individual have to learn how to manipulate the device instead of the device learning to interpret the human brain?
I suppose that there will be a necessity to get the information (brainwaves) to the machine. How will this be done? I surely wouldn't want a brain-implant or wear a funny hat just to turn off the lights. So this might be something to think about if it's ever to be implemented on a large scale.
On the website you write:
Take construction, for example. It is more pleasant to control the crane with your thoughts then with buttons and levers. "
All fine and dandy until Bob the builder suddenly loses focus and drops a 20 ton boulder or the crane goes wild because Bob was thinking about how much he hates his job.
I really like the idea, but it seems a bit to futuristic? I do however see very real applications in the field of medicine. Given how many people that would benefit from this type of technology I hope you'll succeed!
The idea is really interesting, a real utopia for humanity. I believe that the difficulties are enormous and many investors could be frightened by this. Not everyone is a dreamer, otherwise we would already have sent some man to Mars.
But I also think we should start somewhere and reading your whitepaper it seems you have clear enough ideas about what to do.
I guess it's quite a technical concept but I want to ask this question anyway: how do you distinguish between the willingness to perform a gesture and the simple thought of that gesture? Does the brain produce different signals in the two cases?
Widespread adoption will be extremely difficult to achieve within the next 5-10 years because of the fear associated with this type of technology. The average consumer would see this as losing control of their thoughts and not gaining control of their environment.
Even smarthome technologies have taken a while to develop and to gain the trust and acceptance of homeowners.
Another issue is the urgency of adoption and the scale of the need to utilize this technology. For example, The Audeo was a device created in 2007 that allowed people to communicate using the muscles in their neck. They could "speak" using a vocabulary that was programmed into the device and move objects, like a wheelchair. The technology didn't necessarily solve a need big enough to warrant the tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars that were required to continue to advance it.
The cryptocurrency space is another good example. "Experts" still don't understand it because messaging has been too complicated.
I believe that your project will require expert marketers and copywriters that can give the most basic explanations and show no-brainer use cases that even my 90-year-old grandma could understand and get behind.
The technology is genius, but far too often, genius inventions miss their window because they aren't filling a real need or are just not ready for adoption by their target market.
Why does this need to be on a blockchain? It doesn't deal with electronic forms of money or sensitive personal info. You would be better of with a traditional database at a fraction of the costs. There is a flood of projects trying to grab at least some of the funds sloshing into crypto by any means.
But let us give you the benefit of a doubt and focus on real issues:
The biggest threat is the current impossibility of what you are trying to accomplish. Second biggest is the uselesness of it even if you make it. Human-machine interfaces just work better without humans in them which invalidates almost all your use cases.
You can have a crude neural linked interface for basic functions today, but the bulk of the work is done by the ai, which would be able to perform the same functions without the interface too.
I just would like to say this is unable even by Neurolink yet by Elon Musk and I can keep naming other companies. You must be very very far away and you must know it. If not, please exit it to Google and do not have ICO.
Good idea, futuristic though. Bring back the memories of few Blackmirror episodes :)
Th first question that came to my mind is what is the need of a blockchain (public, more specifically) here? Is decentralization really important?
The idea to build a platform that enables all stakeholders in the ecosystem to benefit is fundamentally great, but are we really at a point where we can start thinking of platform for rapid innovation? I still believe the necessary technology obstacles have to be crossed first before investing energy in to building an ecosystem.
A lot of people, me included, will not believe in the project, unless you release an alpha release that actually works. I've seen things that are supposed to be controlled by the mind and they don't really work right now.
Futuristic concept, no doubt, but execution will be very crucial. This will probably take a long time to make and perfect, so be sure to update your investors on your achievements, maybe even some videos to show them that it works, else, they'd lose hope.
Wordsmith wanted: how do I say this?
You could say: "Our algorithms are saying that the price of [x] is expected to go [up/down]," and the consumers can do whatever they like with that information. If they have any brains, they should understand that the price going up will benefit them, while the price going down will hurt them. You could also use images/emoticons to suggest when it's a good time to buy/sell. Next to your projections you could use simple green up arrows or red down arrows to show that the price is expected to go up/down, which would help reenforce the suggestion from the algorithm. At that point, most people will be able to determine if the price is going up or down and if they should sell or buy.
Hey guys, you have to make a trading bot, you aren't writing Shakespearean dramas.
How about.... "our algorithms expect the price go up or down" and if it's urgent add "RIGHT NAO" at the end? You don't need to imply that and you're in compliance with the law as you're not telling anyone to do anything.
If you want to get graphic you just write the crypto ticker and add rocket to the moon icon behind or a car crash icon. No words needed. Can add a bull or bear for the older generation, but the relevant ones understand "to da moon" and crash.
Can always add some coins or dollar signs if you want to be obvious
This sounds unnecessarily complicated:
"Intelligent Trading Technologies (ITT) (http://intelligenttrading.org/) is an innovative platform created to assist crypto enthusiasts of all skill levels navigate the alluring yet perilous waters of the crypto world."
You could just say what it does:
"Intelligent Trading Technologies (ITT) (http://intelligenttrading.org/) is a platform which provides hobbyist- and professional traders critical information about the market. ITT sends crypto-asset specific warning signals when the asset is overbought or oversold."
Something like that.
Just simplify and don't use unnecessary words.
We let you know about up-to-date market trends that our algorithm determines based on [add buzzwords].
Though it also depends on your brand image and voice. So based on that it might change.
"We expect an acquisition of at to perform within over ."
That should have said:
"We expect an acquisition of [whatever currency] at [price target] to perform within [projected range] over [projected timeframe] ."
I guess using general crypto slang (moon, Lambo, rocket ship.) for price movements in the form of words or emoticons. On the other hand, you can use and develop your own language using popular culture. I like the SOS for example , makes perfect sense and is perfect for the meme generation.
Assuming you require people to log in, I would suggest you have a popup click-through acknowledgment before users can access the bot, by which they acknowledge that the ITT bot is making recommendations based on complex algorithms and that the information contained on the site and the recommendations made by the bot are mere suggestions that should be further researched by the user before making any financial decisions.
I also would suggest you add a simple "buy signal," "sell signal," "neutral signal" indicator in your write-up, which I personally would find helpful.
I say "hello" you say "goodbuy", so says Paul McCartney.
I prefer something that makes super simple for the average investor to understand the trading signals, no complex stuff, no mention of RSI, MVAs etc..
In fact, if the same advice can be personalized based on few questions to assess risk, there is nothing like it.
The bot can ask few questions to assess the investor risk appetite & then suggest the best available crypto assets to invest in
- how much one is willing to lose
- what would one select, for example, On an investment of 1000, 60% chance of winning 3000 & 40% chance of losing all vs. 30% chance of winning 1000 & 70% chance of losing 300)
The true value is making personalized recommendations to investors and not just purely on crypto-asset performance. Its like Cindicator (CND) which understands each investors & offers personalized advice
All the best.
Industry Feedback: WELL Global Healthcare Blockchain Platform
WELL seems like it has a lot of potential for providing medical service to people who lack it. But the places that lack doctors are also the places that lack technology. Developed cities/countries have higher access to technology and would have the ability to use WELL, but they are also the people who have higher percentages of doctors and easier access to medical care.
Countries by # of doctors:
Countries by technology usage:
As you can see in the statistics, the least technologically developed nations are also lacking in the number of medical professionals. They would benefit the most from WELL, but the majority of people do not use technology and could not take advantage of WELL's services. On the other hand, the most technologically developed countries have higher percentages of doctors, so medical access is much easier for them.
I do like how WELL makes it easier to navigate the world of healthcare, and it would surely help many people with access to technology to obtain affordable healthcare. WELL is something that I would definitely support, and I can see why many others would want a healthcare systems without as much confusion or cost.
Something you could think about would be to partner with a group focused on increasing technology in developing countries. While your main goal may not be to provide healthcare to those who are lacking it, it is an extremely important issue that WELL would be able to address. Partnering with organizations with focuses on providing technology to those who don't have access to it would help provide healthcare to those who need it most, which I'm sure the developers at WELL would support.
I think what you are trying to do is not dissimilar to the medical tourism business. You should look into Etheal.com, who are doing this by now quite successfully. They focused initially on specific niches (e.g dental services for Russians coming to Hungary). This alone was a big enough market to start, test and generate initial revenue.
From there on, they can try to fry much bigger fish, for example, partnerships with large patient organizations. Imagine you are NHS, who wants to optimize costs. Why not send someone from London to Budapest, offer them a short vacation and save 50% of the costs (and reduce the strain on local doctors?).
I believe the in-person start for simple procedures is much easier, as trust levels in remote doctors will not initially be easy/trusted enough. I would focus on arbitrage/medical tourism opportunities and from there work the network to start offering remote other services as well.
Interesting project, just hear me with this term "receive a long distance diagnosis, second opinion, and preparation for direct treatment from a group of professionals of the world's best medical professionals". Good luck
One of the biggest problems was already mentioned. People without access to doctors usually don't have access to technology or funds, either. So a better target would be people in developed countries looking to cut on their health expenses.
But in most developed world people already pay obligatory health insurance, so unless you plan to get registered as an official provider of medical services you will get 0 users that way. Even if you do get registered, you will get paid by the state in fiat, so no point in having a token.
Remote diagnosis is a joke. You can get it done by a script just fine, right now. You don't need real doctors unless you can't read lab reports.
Which User Archetype are you?
Can you share the methodology used to get these categories?
From my own analysis I got down to three types of users:
Co-creators: This is by far your largest group. People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, want to belong, feel appreciated and have something meaningful to do. Crowdholding provides it all.
Slummers/Toe: in the water guys: Bored people with some money, tired of their jobs, looking for a cheap, relatively risk free chance of a moonshot or escape from their ennui
Cryptoclickers: Got a lot of time on their hands but no money, will do anything that pays them any crypto.
You can further reduce this to only 2 categories as Crowdholding forces cryptoclickers to become co-creators, or they don't get paid.
So you have co-creators and lurkers.
I'm not sure how I would identify myself if I had to pick one archetype.
My motivation for using the crowdholding platform is twofold. Firstly, because it allows me a first row seat while all these companies present their awesome and creative ideas. Secondly, because I get the opportunity to actually contribute in a constructive manner. Put these two together and you get a recipe for something awesome: crowdholding.
I believe my main strengths to be analytical- and creative problem solving; which I hope to improve using this platform. Since I've begun using the platform I've learned a lot of things about subjects which I would never have thought about if it weren't for those tasks. For example I've learned a thing of two about home renting laws in my country (Dadshed), Have learned the technical indicators institutional investors use (Intelligent Trading Technologies), All the big festivals - and who organizes them in my country (Kickcity), Which blockchain solutions are applicable to the logistics of "oil tin trace-ability" (Fooz!), about the "loneliness/boredom and social isolation epidemic" and how an app could help adres this social issue (ImpromptMe App) etc.
As to where I fit into these archetypes, maybe some mix match of everything?
I thought I'd give my excerpt by pasting all qualities/attributes listed, then addressing them 1 by one. Find my comments hyphened.
Bored in their job, as they are doing the same tasks all the time.
- Not doing the same tasks all the time, but just isn't challenging enough - more importantly, companies act like they invite innovation but when changes are proposed, everyone becomes a turtle.
Caring about a specific industry and lacks the channels to contribute.
- Ease of access is always important. This line insinuates laziness - but I think the main takeaway is more unified resources are needed for people to be able to learn how to contribute as per their industry.
Not able to help companies that they care about.
- Often feel overly ambitious and this feeling is one of dissatisfaction at times - wanting to do more, knowing you can do more, and not being able to, whether its being hindered by time, resources, or appropriate network.
Wants to get more experience.
- Always the case. Always looking to learn and find new opportunities.
Wants to learn new skills.
- A constant state of being.
Wants to offer quality work.
- Usually the intention, but sometimes its not appreciated enough. (key insight here)
Wants to offer their expertise to companies and causes they care about.
- Need more companies like Crowdholding setting the standard for this type of feedback system and more.
Tasks and Behaviours
Helps companies with their expertise, either by offering opinions and/or using their skills to produce pieces of work for startups (eg, a logo).
- Love to see my input implemented - there's no greater joy, even if not monetarily compensated. But I'll take my YUP...yup! Thanks!
One they get passionate about something, they dive deep.
- The bane of our existence. Sometimes we delve so deep that we figure it all out and realize we lose interest - but at least we explore. This will never die.
- Hands down the hardest part. I find myself disciplining myself to execute rather than dream.
I would say that the next closest archetype I'd fit in would be 'Co-Creator'. Hope this was insightful.
Thanks for this!
This is a great topic you touched on here and I so like your artist and his pictures style :)
Well, I think that among the archetypes you mentioned there is not enough "crowdstar". This is some mix of the already described archetypes + own unique ingredients. Such individuals can significantly contribute to the growth of Crowdholding and the ecosystem as a whole. They effectively participate in the co-creation and co-promotion of ecosystem and projects, they also invest in it and provide expert support in areas in which they are, and especially they are the founders of their own very successful and popular projects that begin their way on Crowdholding using the improving platform features and principles of co-creation and co-development in general.
Perhaps in time I can claim this role ;)) I have such ambitions and gradually pump or prepare to pump all these archetypes in myself :)
p.s. Where's my Twitter share button?!))
I get into projects because I'm a Bounty Hunter, but I stay with them because I'm a CoCreator. I like to experiment with new products and services, and help the creators refine their product. But I'm not going to lie and say I'm not still influenced by free stuff!
My feedback for the moment would be that UI is a little confusing because "home" is not a landing page of Crowdholding.com - you need to get used to it from the beginning when you are looking for new tasks.
Also, gamification of activity is not instant and could use some easy-to-navigate/clear dashboard.
If you are profiling users, maybe you can soon start to reach out with targeted emails for specific users with new projects/tasks, which may interest them. Could help with user engagement and deliver projects relevant audience.
And to identify myself, I am a venture capital investor and I mentor tech startups quite often so I love this product as it is educational and engaging already as it is now.
I just had this idea - could this classification of users be used to gamify crowdholding? Basically, you take a "test" when you register (or when you choose to), answer a few questions and get assigned a "class" - maybe companies that come to CH could mark specific questions or tasks for specific classes of users, and users who do tasks assigned to "their" class could level up? No idea if this makes any sense. Anyway, I'm probably multiclassing as an Expert/Investor ;)
I am both an investor and a bounty hunter, and I think that's not uncommon -- maybe there should be another category that combines the two. For me, when I believe in a project that I've invested in, I enjoy participating in bounty campaigns as a way to earn additional tokens/coins without investing more capital; but also because (especially in campaigns like CH's) it allows me to provide feedback to the development team on how to improve the product and/or how to maximize its potential. I was an ICO investor in CH, but I've also stuck around to participate in bounty campaigns.
I'm also a mix between two archetypes: the investor and the bounty hunter. As a student, my funds are insufficient to say the least. I'm interested in cryptocurrency and getting involved with projects like CH, but I don't have the time or money to make a significant investment. That being said, what capital I do have I want to invest into meaningful projects that will make an impact. As of yet I don't have any ideas for a startup, so investing would be the best way for me to get involved with interesting startups. Combine the two together, and you get a person who wants to get involved the most he can but lacks the experience to sit in the driver's seat.
i try to simple understanding what must we do in my first task, i just follow the flows . i am sure we can get how its work, in this bounty i dont know what thing i can get here, thank you
Being a fellow blockchain DAPP entrepreneur, I need avenues to flex and earn with my Boba Fett bounty hunter skills. It just a plus to work on projects that are fellow crypto/blockchain centric.
Hello crowdholders, maybe another way to get appreciation of projects, is to make questions with prepared answers that we could tick (you can still leave a "other" answer with possibility to type an answer, but this could help you to have faster standardised answers, less work to analyse...
concrete example: "what colour would you like the sky the moon to be":
-leave it like that
would also be nice to see if our advices were usefull to the team and have their feedbacks!
Opporty, providing tools to upcoming enterprises to compete in B2B and B2C sectors.
Thanks for your comment. As long is panel of people is selected by community of other people or just counter parties of the agreement without intrusion of centralized administration IT IS a decentralized system.
See details here
Regarding pure Ethereum network there is a problem why it is not acceptable for b2b transactions and storing metadata. The rest is irrelevant considering this fact.
Knowledge sharing part:
There is huge amount of business related online platforms representing knowledge sharing. They are presented by publishing online media which monthly traffic measured in millions (review business related section of http://www.purch.com/ as just an example), social media communities relevant to resolving particular cases (say immigration), etc. This niche has its audience with permanent or from time to time interests in this field.
Feel free to ask additional questions if anything needs clarification.
But again. Do not get me wrong. Ability to use standard crypto currencies e.g. ETH/BTC will be added next week. Stay tuned. One does not exclude another.
Not fully acceptable. Read the protocol part of our whitepaper please.
Not fully accessible. Read the protocol part of our whitepaper please.
Hey. Nice goal, but you can't really call a system that has an appointed panel of people executing smart contracts decentralized. Buzzwords are really nice, when used appropriately.
There is no need for a human hand in the whole procedure. This is the whole point of smart contracts. The terms of the contract are set, oracles check them and execute. It's the way ethereum works, why spoil it with a central trusted entity that controls execution of contracts?
The biggest issue is adoption, as you are forcing your users to buy a token that does the same thing as ETH does, just worse. It would be much slicker to just accept ETH on your platform, but then you wouldn't be getting any money up front, would you?
Also not sure about the knowledge sharing part of the equation, it will be hard to incentivise it as I can't imagine a lot of reccurent interest in the knowledge shared.
So basically this is a P2P, but there is and Admin in the middle to facilitate the transaction... I think you should add the benefit that Opporty (The facilitator) can aid in negotiations between the parties for a small fee. This will be a benefit and add value to your business model
Well, in my opinion, its about having a decentralized escrow, a way of using features made and available usually only for big whales, accessible to the small time entrepreneur. Payments are supposed to be secured through the dec. escrow and marketing & bounty can be easier done as well.
Industry Feedback: DataTrading using AI to forecast markets
Projects like Signals already offer a way to trade using AI with drag and drop interface and neural net training. They also have a marketplace where users can sell their trading algorhythms.
DataZtading is entering a highly competitive field with nothing to set them apart from the crowd. They really need a differentiating characteristic or MASSIVE marketing effort in order to achieve traction in current ICO market.
I think this is an excellent idea! AI can provide a huge advantage for forecasting and analytics. I could see this doing very well. Potental roadblocks might include heavy competition in the sector, which may be offset by providing a niche such as DataTrading modules. If other companies provide similar services and do it better, it may prove a challenge to stay competitive in the future.
This is a great idea. If possible, one thing that I would look for is performance history/reliability data for the AI platform. Presumably, there has been testing going on before the platform is live. It would be helpful for me to be able to see some analytics - where has the bot been successful? Where not as much? etc.
Industry Feedback: Wysker shopping experience made for Generation Snapchat
If the service is free, you are the product.
Gets more obvious if you get paid to use a service.
Kudos for self-censorship, though!
Also love your design and the sound token makes when you get it. Not sure if it's a token thought, it is only used as a means of exchange. Sure it's an ERC20 token, but the way you use it is just a coin.
Like many, many other similar kickback services, this one hinges on.. kickbacks
Not even the best algos will save you if you can't attract and retain paying users. This costs money, money advertisers may not be willing to splurge on an unknown, so most of the early rewards will have to come from your pockets before you gain traction. 10% may not cut it.
I mean data is fine and dandy, but FB and google get theirs for free. It's kinda hard to beat free. Also kinda hard to beat their reach.
Th idea is, great. The devil is in execution. Blockchain enables so much more than kickbacks, you can actually make the experience fun. I mean with gamification, not with bribing your users to trudge onwards.
Do you have an updated timeline for the apps to be released? I'd like to test the iOS app before giving full feedback. I like the idea of being able to shop multiple sites at a time, but I don't understand how the products will be categorised with Wysker as each company will use different parameters to categorise things on their own sites. I have many questions I'd like to answer myself by exploring the app. Will I be able to filter results by "ships to Canada," for example?
So this will be like a Hotwire or TripAdvisor for online stores?
How do you think you will fare against the competition if they begin to implement cryptocurrency adoption such as eBay and Amazon? Why would one want to eminate to wysker to facilitate their online shopping like what will set you apart from the plethora of offerings already out there? Exclusivity with the stores you are able to partner with or ?! Craigslist and etsy have already opened up the availability to accept cryptocurrency so I don't see the need for more markets personally unless you are supplying niche items and cornering those items markets with non competes of some kind.
It seems like love from the first sight :)
Probably this is the cutest ecommerce project that I know for today, and I can tell you that this is a direction that I know quite deeply. Your cover page on the site is amazing! In general, I really like your style, your interface and the overall quality of submitting yourself. This, of course, can significantly contribute to your growth. Concerning the concept as a whole, I read your article on Medium, and I like this approach, which is definitely the future for ecommerce, but please don't use the word "revolution". I'm sure that you will achieve success without this word, developing and scaling a really cool app, using the advantages of blockchain and tokenisation for the ecommerce evolution.
Well, you can count on my support! I was just looking for a major ecommerce startup for my crowdsourcing crypto portfolio and apparently the mustache on your logo doesn't leave me no choice. Purrrrrrr :))
Blockhain powered mobile shopping= HUGE!!! Very well packaged which makes Wys very attractive. Fanstastic team as well. The problems I could see is steep competition in this sector...as the idea isn't exactly "new". Kickbacks have been around for a bit, though I have to say this is the slickest packaging iv'e seen. Pulling the cute card!!!
It's a pity that the team doesn't interact here(
We need a proofreader in English. Why do you think it should be you?
I am an English nerd, so I would be happy to proofread for you. As the child of a teacher, I had grammar and spelling drilled into my head at a very young age! I'm not much of a writer, though.
I am a blogger. I write occasionally. Please find below one of my recent posts:
Words are my tools and can be my weapons! They are my art and my love. I am a Creative Director and writer. Have been for 25 years. I can proofread and/or, I can make your content better. Additionally, this is my first time of this platform. So far, it kinda rocks!!
So I edited an article for these guys last week and was promised 150 BEN as a reward. Still haven't received it, and now they are not really responding to me anymore. I'm not sure how CH polices this, but it's disappointing.
I am an experienced lawyer, so I basically write for a living. I am the former editor-in-chief of a law journal focusing on political and civil rights. I am not really interested in writing an article, but I would be happy to proofread. Also, I am Jewish - does that get me extra points?
In your opinion, which Youtube blogger could tell about our project in the most interesting way?
Why did you create this crypto? I don't understand it at all.
1. It seems intentionally confusing: Bitcoin vs Bitcoen a one letter difference.
2. I don't understand why you would want to focus on the 'Jewish' aspect. The whole idea of cryptocurrency, so I thought, was to create a GLOBAL currency. A currency which is not exclusive by race, religion or politics. And besides it being in some way Jewish what is unique about it?
In all honesty "Bitcoen" appears either a joke, a scam or worse a failed attempt at trolling.
I really don't get it. Why? Seriously.
I would look into thegobone. He is relatively new, but he is very methodical in looking into ICOs. I think he is a great choice because he has a spreadsheet also where he rates ICOs. I use the spreadsheet as a base in looking for upcoming ICOs. The link is below.
@Steven: I believe that "Bitcoen" is a combination of words Bitcoin and Cohen who is a priest in Jewish religion. It sounds like a play of words. If they would market it as Kosher, I would not call it a scam per se, there is an incredible number of Jewish people keeping kosher (or some kind of level of kosher), as well as a large market of kosher products. Kosher certification is a big deal in Israel in general. They identified a niche market and going for it - nothing wrong with it, especially from a business scalability perspective.
Saying that, I believe you could reach out to orthodox and religious influencers such as Hillel Full, he is a blogger at TechCrunch, The Next Web, Venture Beat and Mashable. Also, wears kippah, may hear you out :)
Why not try Linus Sebastian from Linus Tech Tips. As far as I know, this guy is well known and had covered some cryptocurrency stuff(even mining them).
What creative ideas can we initiate for promoting our ICO?
As I mentioned in my previous post, I would imagine that your biggest shot is to target orthodox and religious influencers. Also, it would be worth finding out whether there is an awareness about cryptos among Haredim and other very orthodox groups and perhaps get rabbis talking about it.
You are going after a specific niche and from my understanding, there is a problem to cash out cryptocurrencies in Israel at the moment as Israeli banks do not want to accept transfers from exchanges. This could partially prevent hyper-deflation and give you another competitive advantage in case you would get Kosher businesses to use your coin and people spend it for real products, instead of living in uncertainty that they won't be able to cash out their crypto assets from exchanges for a long time.
Thirdly, I would consider donating part of your tokens to charitable groups managed by Jewish authorities, specifically people in need etc. There is a number of charities in Israel which are donating food to hungry and unfortunate people, this could correlate with your product niche, give you some visibility and most importantly, be very helpful.
I love this idea, especially the compliance with Jewish law. I would start by promoting this to Jewish groups - Chabads, Jewish Federations, Jewish day schools like Perelman (would they accept tuition payments in BEN?), etc.
Because the comunication is essentially on a business, your team have to be very efficient on social channels like telegram, and to answer to every client question about your program in real time... publicity is the key, on social networks... you have to be very clear about your product, to inspire faith between clients
Industry Feedback: Dubtoken's decentralized Protocol for Interactive Video and Experiences
I am a player of interactive games like Telltale so this really looks good to me, especially because it makes all the sense that videos would become interactive as well. Some level of differentiation and novelty of content approach is needed, especially in times of content overload, which is a big problem even for big tech companies such as Facebook and YouTube.
Retailers and marketers lost their control over purchase data, spending millions and millions on advertisement based on contextual fragmented data and ending up competing with spam and videos of cats and dogs exercising yoga with their owners :)
Your advantage also results from blockchain technology, which should ensure transparency and therefore, lower number of spam and fraud. Not even starting with current problems with copyright when it comes to digital content.
Also, it seems that you are already an established team with more than just an initial traction and idea written on a paper. It all looks great, I wish you all the luck and also, that you will manage to onboard as many users producing quality content as possible. This should be one of the main factor deciding your long-time success.
This sounds like something that's seen in the future of all the post modern movies depiction of what the future will be. If I'm interpreting it correctly this does appear to be what the next step in content will be. The next level of advertising and or media should be realtime interactive media. The potential for this if it can be realized would be amazing and I for one would like to see its implementation.
Hello guys, overlays are so 2008. You can do better. Gamification is the key, but if you do it well the content becomes an afterthought, so I can't really see a way out for you.
Also try to figure out if ethereum is the right blockchain for you as many small sized transactions will clog the chain and make you pay a massive percentage in fees.
Coming from an advertising background, I can tell you that ad standards for video engagement and interactivity will need to be established - usually there's a regulatory body dependant on each jurisdiction - but advertisers need to know what benchmarks are - which would be hard to establish given that there aren't recorded benchmarks or standards for video content that is highly interactive.
I think the shoppable video's will do very well and content that is more subtle, such as this, will thrive in a cluttered industry. Consumers no longer want to just throw there money at anyone who advertises to them; consumers want real, relatable content that keeps the product in the foreground - making the video the main attraction. Some of the best ads are very subtle.
Dubtoken will have a lot of competition in this field. There are already projects like PROPS who are doing something similar. I think where Dubtoken can excel is by further exemplifying the need for blockchain - although it was touched on in the video - which is what most people see, the emphasis on blockchain necessity was lacking in my opinion. As an investor, I want to know that the team isn't just jumping on the bandwagon, and moreoever, can give me a thorough explanation and show a real need for blockchain aside from "reputation management" etc.
I think there's a chance for Dubtoken to succeed, but they'll need to really create a much more convincing promo video, especially when video's are what they claim is their forte - stock music and mundane reading wasn't 'engaging' at all.
Just my thoughts.
SmartCash - Community Driven Growth & Funding
It all depends on the rewards. If mining rewards are too low, nobody except true believers will mine. Staking and smartnodes, what's the point if most the tokens end up in the community fund? What happens with the proceeds from community investments? So many queations
You also don't tell from which token pool you'll take 30% for "maintainance". Doesn't seem very comunal
Having a governance mechanism is really interesting and it exactly what bitcoin currently lacks. I am still doubtful on sharing just 30% of the rewards. Over time, the miners/"Stakers" might lose interest with diminishing rewards. At that point of time the community can vote to part more. Overall looks like a solid project.
SmartCash peaked at 2.80$ on Jan 13th before hell broke loose. Demand was high, team is responsive and the reward system seems promising. The question is how much of the 70% community pool the community actually controls and receives.
It is difficult to set balance between miners/stakers/masternode holder and community. However, this ratio makes sense because nicehash and similar miners would just sell it straightaway. On the other hand stakers and masterholders may think a bit about selling so they become involved in community and require value for their inverment. As a part of community that is using smartcash people should decide what purpose smartcash is going to fullfill.
What do you think about TravelChain.io?
I read the whitepaper, watched the video.
I like the idea; especially from a commercial perspective (consumer data) but the main bottleneck is that users have to:
1. Download an app.
2. Manually provide this data.
While I get the concept and certainly appreciate the idea; there is a reason why google and Facebook are the main data providers: People are providing data without any effort; they are just simply using the platform.
I'm currently not seeing the added value of this app over other well established apps related to the industry (apps that allow users to find places to eat; find coupons, find events, find cheap airplane tickets, find a place to stay, etc.)
So my main concern is that I don't see enough incentive for people to use this app.
The only way I'm seeing this app be a true success is if you could somehow manage to incorporate all these services (=incentive) into one app. And these services will have to be top notch and extremely broad spectrum (incorporate all flight data, all ticket prices, all bnb, all hotels, etc.).
In conclusion; I can see the added value from a business perspective; but I think it might be of interest to (re-)consider the question of user incentive (with a bigger focus on providing relevant services).
Hope I could be of help.
I was building a startup which developed reservation and booking platform and B2B marketplace for travel activities. From my perspective, building technology and travel ecosystem as you describe it on blockchain makes a great sense.
I would strongly recommend to reserve a significant portion of your tokens/coins for partnerships/business development. Travel is a highly fragmented industry, which is now heavily dependant on revenues from sales commissions. Similarly, many stakeholders are used to cross-sell of their partners, which is often including some level of exclusivity. It absolutely makes sense to disrupt it with blockchain in a long run, nevertheless, you may feel some initial resistance of the market without providing a strong up-front motivation, which could come in tokens/coins reserved for such use-case. Otherwise, it may take significant effort and marketing/sales costs to onboard key stakeholders, which could have ability to take you to a next level.
Wishing you the best luck.
Having a cryptocurrency for travellers is a great & unique idea. It has potential to get famous.
First of all I'm happy to discover the project and think it can do really good.
I like the business plan, and how the project serves both customers, and managers.
Regarding customers, you should try to do it as effortless as possible for them as these are today's standards. Mobile app is a great idea but make sure it is intuitive for final customer.
When I started looking at your videos and the project.
It kind of was boring and wanna be a major travel industry agency!
But when I've gone through your white paper, it was amazing! The idea of using consumer data by selling them tickets is genius. Because consumer data is the most valuable & undervalued thing which you can make a lot of money from.
But your marketing stints are a little feeble, and your site unwelcoming and boring to look at. It just doesn't have the vibe!
Although you have a lot of competitors who will try to crush you down under their feet with their massive database and popularity. If you stay strong, I think this ICO will be fucking amazing!
After reading over your whitepaper and watching your video, it seems like your idea has a lot of potential. After the initial input of information, the consumer experience seems one-of-a-kind: offers for discounted bookings/food/experiences for little effort besides the initial information.
Travelchain seems like a great leg-up to smaller businesses looking for more consumers, and it's an idea I completely support. With an improved interface and more visibility, Travelchain seems like it could catch-on with younger consumers.
A good idea would be to simplify your explanations: most people will be overwhelmed when they see complicated explanations of data exchange and technology, which could turn them off from Travelchain and lose you potential users. Most people aren't too well versed in technological language, so having simplified explanations, coupled with increased visibility through advertising, would help drive more users to Travelchain.
Best of luck,
Londoners - a question for you
I'm not a londoner sadly. But you might want to reach out to suppoman on youtube. He's from London if i'm not mistaken, and I think he might like your project. You could do an interview. Recently he did an interview, so he might be up for that.
(Additional tip - in a recent youtube video he said (rightly so) that the community needs to be more supportive of women in the crypto sphere, given it's now male dominated). Please keep in mind that the audiences on youtube are mostly testosterone fueled mad 'boys' (I don't call them men; they've got to earn that); so please do not take comments personally, and don't feed the trolls.
Here is a link to his youtube channel:
Another youtuber from England (could be London) is Crypto Daily, but he is currently in America. But nonetheless he might still assist you in some way. If I were a famous youtuber and someone from my city got into the crypto world, I would be more open for a collab.
Here is a link to his youtube channel:
I recommend you try to contact those two.
@other users of this platform: could you guys perhaps give some links/make some posts on your forums/ Facebook groups reaching out to locals.
Industry Feedback: TV-TWO Decentralized TV Ecosystem
Whilst the concept sounds good in theory, I just don't see it getting translated into reality.
1. As NB has mentioned bellow me (I gave it a like) - each interested party (content creators/providers; users and marketing companies) needs an incentive to join/use your service. I could not find a clear plan on how you will accomplish this in the whitepaper.
The two most important:
*How will you attract content creators / providers?
*How will you attract new subscribers?
2. Resource allocation
Providing content costs money. At the current moment in time companies have to pay copyright to provide this content to people. The cost of this content is based on the geographic location.
How will you deal with the costs associated with geographic based authorship rights? It would seem wasteful to offer certain content that is specific to a country. But failing to provide this content in that specific region might mean people won't be satisfied with the service. Also, Given prices differ per region; how will the cost of your services be decided for it's users if everyone uses the same token?
How will you decide what content will be available? How is the content quality of the service guarantied (i.e. If anyone can offer content how will you prevent copyright infringement / or "inappropriate" content? How will you present the content that is offered (user interface); (I could not find a demo).
I would like to see these two issues addressed before even considering any investment. My most important criteria to look for would be partnerships.
3. Opportunity cost
Another issue to consider is that people don't like changes. I certainly don't. It's a real hassle to switch internet providers or tv providers, or any other provider. There is always a delay in between services and way to much paperwork and calling around and setting up appointments for installation and figuring out the menu, etc.
You can probably see where I'm going with this: For people to make a change; you need to create a product that is a vast improvement over the other providers. Your main selling point is that people can choose to watch adds to get some tokens, which reduces costs. I'll be quite frank and say that people really, and I mean really hate adds.
In short; It's unclear to me if the opportunity cost vs unique selling point ratio is positive.
For this project to be a success you'd need to improve Netflix. Does your unique selling point offer a real improvement over Netflix?
I hope my concerns and observations will help TV-Two develop a stronger product.
Overall - would put problem/solution benefits first (for consumers / advertisers), afterwards the implementation details (using ethereum blockchain).
From marketer perspective it's relevant to know potential audience size / match quality / ad result metrics. How / when do plan to build tooling for that?
From user perspective - why should I care? How much users could potentially earn in tokens? If it's few cents, probably not worth the effort.
How do you plan to create critical mass? For this to work you'd need content (what to show), users (who watch) + advertisers that post ads. Each of the parties will be interested to join only upon reaching critical mass.
Integrating blockchain tech into smart anythings is something i see becoming a prevailing trend. I feel crypto is here and here to stay and the ones who are saavy enough to implement it in some form or fashion into already used and adopted tech are leading the way. When you consider how much time people spend on their phones or in front of a tv you understand that not tapping into these resources is just not an option. The only things that cause reservation would be the fact that it would seem you would lose anonymity if allowing specified content to stream through to you over every device you have in home. I suppose this is what the internet of things is tho and it just seems common sense worthy to include smart tvs. Appreciate that it is not a forced feature i.e. You are able to opt in or out that is something I feel has to be available in order for this to work.
Hello, fine point pointed out by my fellows. Another big one no-one considered:
ETH has limited transaction speed, how will you pay your content viewers and content providers, I can see a lot of microtransactions ethereum network just has no way of handling for the foreseeable future.
That is in the case you will get there, the big question you need to answer is how do we make things better than currently youtube or netflix does.
Industry Feedback: TE-FOOD is a farm-to-table food traceability solution
My feedback is more towards a business/ marketing perspective rather than a logistical one.
My biggest concern is that the market is becoming too saturated with origin based tracing dAPPs.
For example what is the competetive advantage of TE-FOOD to Ambrosus or Origin Trail or Devery. While the space is large enough for more than one fish, these projects are heavily funded and may turn the niche into a monopolistic identity unless TE-FOOD has a significant competitive advantage.
If so, This needs to be marketed in a very attentive manner where it is crystal clear why TE-FOOD is a better solution whether it being more favourable for the investors or the people involved in ecosystem.
If enough funds aren't raised it can become really difficult to compete against the well funded and supported companies in this space.
1. Load consolidation - Often times trucks pick up more than one load from multiple suppliers based on availability but pawn it off as one supplier. i.e. produce distribution companies may source from multiple suppliers but tell Kroger/Walmart that they are coming from one farm.
2. Processing plant - Issue around dual sourced batches. If you have multiple batches in the same processing run you will run into issues in packaging mixed batches as your final product now has two or more batches in it and unable to track back to the origin.
2. relabeling - you have no control if a wholesaler relabels a package for their own warehouse needs. Often times upon inbound receipt of a package a DC or Wholesaler will re-label to match their internal product needs. If relabeled the trace-ability is lost
I really like the project.
As other's have already mentioned the main difficulty will be dealing with (relatively many) competitors. However, given you are already established; I can see you having an edge over the competition. If you manage to reach out to the global market in time; you'll win. I believe this is a very time sensitive issue and market expansion will be a top priority.
To further increase adoption of the product I'd recommend some lobbying with government bodies. It's no secret the food industry (as any other mayor industry) likes to protect it's secrets and isn't to concerned with the health and safety of the people. It might be worth considering creating a coalition with your competitors to achieve this collective goal on a global scale.
Another route you could take is by creating consumer demand; and market yourself as a quality label.
On the token distribution for sale; I feel that a 40% sale might deter investors and would personally like to see this number increased. The hard cap appears reasonable.
Missing in your team (based on team presented in white paper):
2. Most important - Marketing / sales team (preferably multi-lingual)
Sorry, but what I'm saying now doesn't apply to your question, but relates in general to the issue of nutrition. I encourage people to support the development of projects such as Memphis Meats and others, which create a breakthrough technology for the cultivation of artificial meat, which is actually the same as the natural to taste and properties. This direction is supported and funded by Richard Branson and Bill Gates including. This is a question of humaneness of humanity, it will help to stop torturing, suffering and killing animals, which in turn significantly affect people in a positive way in many respects. I'm sure that in the future there is no place for murders.
Regarding your project, of course this is an actual direction, in which many already go and you need your special strong steps in order to take a good position. By the way, considering that you already have a working product, I can add you to my enough active thread on BitcoinTalk with such projects https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2451482.0 (I'll do it soon;)
Working project, albeit small and in Vietnam, it has good grounds to embrace blockchain as it will reduce the costs over their whole infrastructure.
Token distribution is a huge red flag. The company will have 60% of tokens in reserve which they will put on market to replace the tokens that will get burned by being used. So even in the case this manages to lift off, there will be no great token appreciation until company runs out of tokens. It has a flip side though, as once company runs of tokens and people use their tokens to pay for alleged services, eventually the system runs out of tokens. If you have a constant token burn you need some sort of a way to create new tokens or you have 2 scenarios:
- your tokens run out
- your services become unaffordable
Not to mention that the token use cases outlined in the project documentation leave a lot to be desired. 1% of used tokens will go to conscious user reward, though! So we have that.
I also understand that companies will be getting their tracking hardware directly from the te-food company, for money.
This is has all the makings of a cash grab, the rewards are skewed heavily towards company issuing the token. Or completely, to be honest.
Want to be taken seriously in 2018 cryptosphere? Make your token a true utility token, that means every token holder gets a share of company profits. Payment tokens for services few users use is so 2014
As a consumer, I love this use case. My husband is immunocompromised and his food safety is more important than for most people because of this. It would allow food retailers to track down the customers that bought a recalled product, instead of hoping that people see the recall in the current method. However, I can see where this might also be considered a bad thing for the retailers themselves, as it will lower the demand for many of their most profitable products when people find out where they really come from!
Nice theory, not sure about practicality. Got one question actually. People in between (supermarkets, farms, etc) will they need any form of infrastructure, training or anything else , to be able to support this? I can on the front end how it could look like, but i cannot picture how it would reach that 'point'.
I personally like the traceability applied to food logistics. We are currently working on tracking oil tins (fooz project), and I would envision a potential synergy with TE-FOOD. On top of that we are trying to embrace Blockchain technology as a long-term perspective. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
Again this is use case for blockchain where I see it really making a mark and creating a better experience for all parties involved. In today's world where manufacturers are inclined to cut corners and we hear horror stories of fillers being injected and or mal-treatment of livestock this project can ensure these practices are eradicated. With the prevalence of cancer and ailments and a good majority of these issues tracing back to our dietary choices in the ages of consumerism I for one would like to get back to some fundamental way of understanding what I'm consuming. This would allow for that much needed transperancy. It could also allow for a quicker and easier response to those times of outbreak or infection of sorts with an immutable ledger and traceability it seems it would be easier to facilitate removing problems from the supply change with a response time we have not been able to achieve to date aside from voluntary recalls of goods.
One threat is the supply chain - meaning large farming companies will have to be on board. The product is only as transparent as the producer. However it seems like a great idea to link up with small local growers, which is a decent market.
Are rental contract templates available outside the UK?
In Belgium, if you want to rent or let, you need a contract in accordance to the law:
Important aspects of this law are:
1. You have to publicly publish the rental prices
2. In the rental contract you need to determine the rental price and the rental term
3. The person who rents out his or her home has to register the rental contract. This is free and can be done either at a local office (http://ccff02.minfin.fgov.be/annucomp/UI01_16_act03_loadSecondSea... or online through this website: https://financien.belgium.be/nl/E-services/MyRent
4. The renters put 2 month's worth of rent (in a locked account) or can decide to pay in parts; but then they have to put up 3 months of rent.
5. At the start of the contract it's obligated to have a detailed description of the place or you could use the services of an expert. If you choose an expert then both parties pay half the cost (this costs 300 euro or more).
The full law: https://justitie.belgium.be/nl/publicaties/de_huurwet_14de_editie...
These are links to PAYED model contracts; referenced by the official Belgium website. This is the most complete website I have found with many different contract types.
Link to the main page: https://www.ve-pr.be/
These are links to FREE model contracts; but if you want to be absolutely certain; use the payed link:
1. Short term (max 3 years)
2. Long Term (9 years)
3. Unspecified Term
Hope these are of help.
A form to write any type of rental contract
Here are some commercial contract template providers for the German-speaking countries:
Germany: SmartLaw - https://www.smartlaw.de/rechtsdokumente/vermieten-von-wohnraum-ga...
Austria: No commercial providers, an official renter contract template is made available by the Austrian federal economic chamber: https://www.wko.at/branchen/information-consulting/immobilien-ver...
Switzerland: HEV - https://www.hev-shop.ch/produkte/formulare-vertraege-1/mietvertra...
But there are also free contract templates from renter/consumer rights groups:
Germany: https://www.mieterbund.de/service/mietvertrag.html (Contract template from the German renter association, downloadable via the link "Mietvertrag (PDF)"), also available in English)
Switzerland: https://www.mieterverband.ch/dam/jcr:d8b90919-ecbb-4765-a075-3199... (Contract template from the Swiss renter association)
Please note that these contracts may have to be adapted in case the lease is time-limited (very common in Austria and Germany, usually for a time period of 3, 5 or 10 years) to become valid in their respective countries.
I am adding templates in:
For Canada, we have a great site that lets you input your details and it will spit out a legal rental agreement for you.
As well, I found this site which will give you legal rental agreements for several different countries - just choose the country at the top right hand menu and choose the kind of document you want to create.
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Industry Feedback: Outing Community App
As someone who raised 100k with a fantastic team on building a similar app, there are few things to know.
Business model has to be mega sharp.
Every player in the industry has a very specific niche, e.g discovery in advance, last minute discovery, ticket sales. If you try to cover few steps of the process, you are fighting an uphill battle with too many competitors.
Second is the competition. There are so many event apps, that for users its hard to distinguish the difference. Even worse, for partners its hard to distinguish the difference in business models and propositions. Hell, in Amsterdam some of the people I talked to got approached 2 times a week with a different app trying to do cool stuff. With so many, they had hard time picking up which one is which and how they can help.
Finally on your blockchain part, its great you are implementing a currency, but is this innovation enough to warrant the use of blockchain? I see many risks with your card, such as the Visa embargo, inability to grow the network of partners where you can spend the currency, inability to distinguish from other payment providers like Tenx or Monaco, low consistent demand for the token other than speculators and the list goes on and on. Why make a debit card for events and connect it to an app, when I can pay on events with Ether?
Oh and one more thing. Who is going to generate the content? If humans - good luck scaling. Events from Facebook? Good luck categorising so many thousands of events per city and categorizing them in a meaningful way (thats what we did).
If you want some deeper conversation, would love to hear from you guys , just pm me.
I've read the whitepaper;
I like the concept.
This application could be used by tourists or locals looking for something to do on those "boring" days and it's a nice way to keep up to date with what's happening around us. For event organizers it's a nice way to bring more attention to their event. (Perhaps you can link the Facebook account such that people can save the date or share the event on social media.)
The fact that you integrated a wallet and are planning on a physical crypto to fiat card is absolutely something I'm excited about. (To be honest; the card as shown in the whitepaper could do for a makeover; it's quite dull).
My main issue:
The business model is not viable.
However much I like the concept; I can't, at the moment, see how you will generate revenue.
The main attraction for the app is that it's free. Free for users, Free for event organizers. I could see some potential in selling the card; but why would people pay for the card? Sure you could spend you tokens; but nothing else. This card would be of more value if it supported every ERC20 based token or if you could use the card as a cold wallet for all your crypto somehow. But I reckon that this would go beyond what this project is really about.
Also the idea of selling "add space" to event organizers might be interesting; but again; won't generate a lot of income.
And the fact that you are giving away 50%+ of the tokens will dilute whatever value they might have.
In the white paper I also couldn't find an exact commission % but only a promise that this % won't be to much... This is vague.
So in summary;
I see and believe in the value proposition of the app. I do not see any value in the token. I would suggest trying to find different ways of creating revenue and adding value to the token.
I'll let the ideas fester in my mind and maybe post about it in the next task.
But currently I'm thinking about this:
In my country you can buy a dull card called "UITPAS" (https://uitin.gent.be/uitpas/wat) This is a card which you can buy as an incentive for people to do cultural activities and allows people with low income, children, large families, etc. to get discounts. If people use this card when attending an event (there are scanners) they receive points. These points give them additional discounts or a free coffee, pancake, etc. So my thinking is that perhaps you could market your concept to governments as a way that they can promote cultural and local activities. This is just one example.
How this application differ from the existing Google application is not clear to me. Essentially,the application does not introduce anything new, or anything that is original. In addition how on Earth you think that giving away free tokens "OTG" has any values? This token have no actual values whatsoever, and I cannot see how someone want these tokens instead of FIAT or BTC ETC
The field Outing is trying to enter is oversaturated. They are up against people that have 0 or negative user acquisition cost. Unless they do something spectacularly good and fresh, they have no chance.
I'm Martin MUSSET, Outing CEO, I read your remarks on our project and I would like to to answer it. The concept of Outing doesn't exist yet (if I'm wrong don't hesitate to tell me the name of the application that is already doing this) The principle is simple, users create the content of the application, they indicate the events that they see or in which they participate and give their opinions on the quality of these events. Which means we don't need professional partners, canvassing and we don't list all the events. This for a simple reason, "know in real time what is happening around you", on the same principle as waze. In addition, almost no application allows you to locate events happening in the street such as musicians, artists or street-marketing.
And to respond to the remarks on the credit card, we already know the problems with Visa, as had Tenx but we are already in contact with providers who will find alternative solutions. Visa can earn a lot of money through cryptocurrency, they don't go private, the solutions will come.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
Have a good day,
Martin MUSSET, Outing CEO
Ps: Sorry for my english, I'm french
I think it would be really cool if, as part of this app, you could have gps-based indicators of where users are. For example, if someone has posted a particular event, the app would show you how many users are currently attending.
The app has this feature, you have a map and see all the events. When you click on one of them, you can see the number of people who gave their opinion so about the number of participants in real time. Moreover, you are logged in with your facebook account so you can see if any of your friends are at this event. Contrariwise, if you don't want to be seen by your facebook friends when you give your opinion, you can use the ghost mode.
Another of my dreams becoming reality.
I don't see viability for this with so many options already out there being utilized and adopted. What will set you apart from Facebook who essentially provides this feature to its audience? Why would people choose to leave Snapchat instagram Facebook and the like to migrate to your platform when they've already established themselves in this arena and are looking into integrating blockchain. I have utilized Facebook and instagram for the better part of ten years to accomplish what your outlining and the following that was built up in both platforms to date gives me an audience already ready for what I put out as well as couples their events and outings to me i.e. A network is already established. I don't feel the fact that "on the blockchain" is touted will be enough of a driving force when again your competition has already cornered the intent and is looking at implementing blockchain because everything and one is and will.
Industry Feedback: Narrative Content Economy
I've read the whitepaper and have thought about the concept of "content economy".
If I'm understanding it correctly you are offering a blog (personal narrative), a hobby/discussion platform called Niche (I instantly thought about reddit); and a kind of review platform (Brand). While I appreciate the ambition of the project it might be trying to do to many things.
The first and obvious downside I can see is that it'll be extremely difficult to create a clean browsing and search experience for users. If I'm writing about my experience at Disney World; am I writing for a brand or am I writing a personal narrative or both? How will users looking for information on 'Disney world' find what they are looking for in a digestible manner? Say for example I'm trying to find "What's on the menu in the Disney Restaurant?"; how will I find this information without having to sift through all the blog posts or vaguely related posts. This is but one example, but I hope this illustrates a huge difficulty in search engine optimization and categorization for your platform.
My second concern is related to "Content economy" in itself. There is something called "native advertising"; which is basically a commercial wrapped in a different skin (e.g. news article, blog post, etc.). Besides the ethics on this subject (intentional misleading); I'm having a hard time figuring out how you will promote objectivity on the platform. I know there will be a "tribunal" of some sorts; but won't those people be biased to begin with? Not to mention the companies behind the brand. Now; why is this a problem? Well, if your platform doesn't produce objective reviews, why would people use the platform as a reference for future purchases or information? Same problem holds for sensitive/polarizing subjects. In general I don't see how the platform will promote a balanced discussion/review.
What I am missing, and was hoping to find on this platform was a way for creative people to express themselves and engage with their like minded peers whilst creating something. I know many people who are looking for ways to find critics who want to read their poems, movie scripts, short stories, novels, etc. I would have loved to see this in the project. It would make sense to use blockchain in this regard, as it allows writers to automatically patent their words (cant argue with time stamps on a blockchain); also, the voting system would help create a fair distribution of funding; streamline editing (people will upvote parts they like, downvote what they don't like); grammar correction, translation, etc. And; the platform could lure in publishers looking for new material.
This concept might be a bit to far of from what narrative is about; but I think focusing on a more niche market would be something to consider. As of now; I'm not seeing what problem narrative is solving; nor what need narrative is addressing. (I intentionally worded it this strongly; as I'm sure answering this will help the project).
I'm sorry for being negative (please regard this as "devil's advocate"), I really enjoyed thinking about this project; I hope I wrote something that could be of use and will help narrative progress.
Problem with introduction of new terms is clarity. I have no idea what content economy means, so as a term it may not be the most appropriate. Iit implies an interaction between various actors, but in such a model users don't interact with each other as in trading, so there is no economy, there are incentives, though.
An already running "world's public journal" on the blockchain defined itself as "An incentivized, blockchain-based, public content platform". This is as reduced a description as possible already. Because if you leave out "block-chain based", there is a lot of other "world's public journals" that are incentivized already running for a while.
I'm looking forward to see how you will handle the reward system, hope Steemit's failures will help you improve it.
As long its transparent and don't let users spam with intel
I agree with the other comments, there can be a lot of confusion with the word of content economy, my first impression was that it had something to do with UPWORK or a free lancing platform but upon a further inspection it's about writing, hence the name Narrative.
About the word Content Economy, it does have a ring to it. The word economy does have a connotation with a larger end project. So it does expand the scope of this project. I think with proper branding and marketing this could have a nice ring to it and attract the writing and reading user bases and could even be a buzzword in the niche.
very or high performance
There is a huge need for this, and I love the "Content Economy" title. Content is king, there is an need for a centralized place for reliable content to be generated, stored and disseminated.
I printed the white paper and already after the fourth page I can say I’m in. I know what the meaning of words like Cobol and Fortran is and I enjoyed the Internet since before Netscape. I always craved for a Quality Internet and The Content Economy project seems to reach in this direction.
More than this, I have a professional project to create a Classroom of 16 or so high schoolers from 16 countries or so. It seems that the content channels on Narrative are suitable for my pedagogical side of my project. And as I look for kids from countryside remote areas, initiative like Narrative and StormX might help to make my project financial autonomous.
Of course, I don’t take Narrative as responsible for the avancements. As we say at school: 50% of passing an exam is to show up. So, here I am!
Is there no way to avoid advantage some just because they have money? I can understand why you put it in this way but, they come with a financial advantage and we pay back for this giving them participatory advantage where from they will derive their financial pay.
I would rather propose to the investors a direct financial return as a percentage of some indicator for a limited period of time.
Blockchain for oil tin traceability
I know several blockchain companies that deal with logistics, I hope one of these might be useful for your purposes:
1. https://wacoin.io/ (They have a working product RFID)
2. https://blockarray.com/ (ICO just finished; main focus is on bar codes and transportation)
3. https://shipchain.io/ (No ICO yet)
Could you perhaps give some more information on what you are looking for? A partnership? Or a blockchain platform to build your own project?
I'll add to the list if I find more. Please give feedback so I can narrow my search.
You might want to specifiy the reason you are trying to implement Blockchain technology. From what you wrote, however, it looks as WaBi might be the application you are looking for. Wacoin/WaBi mainly want to help customers identify counterfeits. Additionally, they show origin and route of the product. Their technology will likely be able to show additional information, too.
Hey, maybe you should pay attention to Ambrosus.
Probably they have already implemented something of this on their platform for food and medicine.
There are several ones focused on various (or more general) supply chain use-cases:
1) Chronicled: Blockchain technology for the secure exchange of physical assets
2) Viant: blockchain-based platform for modeling business processes, tracking assets and building the supply chains.
3) Ambrosus: Focused on food and medicine
4) Bext360: Coffee supply chain solution
5) modum.io: Combines IoT sensors with blockchain technology, providing data integrity for transactions involving physical products
6) OriginTrail: Interoperability and automatic data connection between multiple supply chain organizations, with consensus mechanisms ensuring integrity of data
7) ShipChain: Track and trace on blockchain.
8) Provenance: Their software enables retailers and producers to open product data, track the journey of goods, and empower customers with access to knowledge.
9) Skuchain: Specifically optimized for enterprise.
10) T-mining: Enabling blockchain technology in container logistics.
11) WaBi: Anti-counterfeit labels on consumer products in China and internationally.
12) Walton: Integrates IoT with blockchain.
13) Wave: Manages ownership of documents on the blockchain eliminating disputes, forgeries and unnecessary risks.
14) Blockfreight: Blockchain for global freight.
Hope it helps to form a more complex context of existing competitive landscape.
https://www.eximchain.com/ are building a software development kit specifically for business. "The Eximchain SDK enables companies to quickly build customized, end-to- end, supply chain applications with data privacy"
I'd also throw WaBi into the mix too.
How do we prevent hyperdeflation?
I don't think I fully understand the concern, nor the solution crowdholding is proposing.
I believe that when the prices of Yupies increase, the amount of yupies per reward will be adjusted given that the value of Yup is tied to and can be expressed in USD. Thus, in case of a huge price surge, the rewards in YUP will lower. If the USD value increases, the rewards in YUP will increase.
If I'm not mistaken the main issues to consider are liquidity and trading volume. This can be done by creating real demand and incentivise spending.
Here are some suggestions:
Given that the current crypto market is driven by speculators, many projects will be economically non-sustainable in the future. We can find examples of this in our recent history of the dot com bubble. Only companies which are intertwined with real economic activity survive in the long term. Therefor it is imperative that crowdholding focuses on tying real economic value to its tokens. There are several ways this can be done; I humbly suggest considering these options:
- Companies use the tokens on the platform for tasks (as it is done now)
- Allow users to spend the tokens for coupons (e.g. amazon coupon, store coupon, etc.) Companies will gladly participate in this; as this will give them free marketing. It’s a win win situation. There are many services which provide this couponing. Creating a market place within the crowdholding website will radically increase economic viability.
- Allow users to create bounties. As you know the crypto market is flooded with regular joe’s and janes. They will be the biggest buyers of the Yupie tokens in the short term future. Allowing users to create bounties could increase demand further. However some caution is necessary and this concept needs more consideration before being implemented.
- Create a research and development team. Allow users to develop an idea from concept to reality. A lot of examples can be found (from graphic designing to actual electronics or other products). Allow a way to harvest the power of the crowd.
- Create a platform for micro tasks (Think mechanical turk (amazon), etc.)
Wow, you guys are really good at shooting your feet off before even starting. You have time to focus on hypothetical solutions for hypothethical problems? Which aren't even problems at all? Or possible?
There is exactly 0 chance of an event you call "hyperdeflation". Because if nobody sells, the price can't be defined. There will ALWAYS be people selling, there will NEVER be a time when people will just hold and not sell for any price. Ever heard of markets? If holding yuc makes you x amount of money a year, it is trivial to calculate the appropriate yuc trade price y. And yes, people will trade it for a price they think it is appropriate, or what is your idea? That people will just hold forever? With unicorns shitting rainbows and depositing dollars to yuc holders, more each day?
The community will never agree to see their holdings diluted, it's a silly thing to ask for. In a comment you wrote "By increase money supply through selling more yupies with lower price will boost the YUPIE price again. SO it is actually good for you :-)". Your logic is not even logic, even in your own logic. Because the price with your intervention will always be lower than in what you term "hyperdeflation", which is the wrong term to use, btw.
Even it the case an approximation of this "hyperdeflation" happens, economy stops, people don't trade yuccies, there are no tasks anymore. What exactly will prop up yuc price then? Magic?
Also no idea which DAO you're reffering to, the DAO failed because it was useless. That it got hijacked was just the icing.
Can you please stop posting requests for feedback that make us question your intelligence?
Can you write that article again in layman's terms? I have no idea what I just read.
Why over-complicate things?
What's DAO that your are referring to here? I don't think artificial price support or suppression is a good idea. You should focus instead on the token's use in the system and trying to make it more useful to encourage the users to transact in it as required to support the velocity.
The trigger should take place at least after the project has been out for a year. Also we definitely need holding rules because I would be afraid of people dumping right before the price buy decrease. I just wouldn't want to see the trigger hurt the price more than help the growth.
Instead of trying to play the market, create incentives for people to use yupies (I think this should be your major goal anyways). Furthermore, this is no closed market, if the value of one yupie rises in comparison to other assets, you get more of these assets in return for one yupie and, therefore, you will be rewarded less yupies for your participation on the plattorm (this will happen naturally).
Happy to see this post.
In terms of a metaphor or as I call it a story telling, money should be a medium for interactions: the vector that holds the spark of life. Like the water. In the village of my friend Don Chapeau no one ever own money. The mean of the money was stated as for appreciating the contribution to the village wellbeing. So, in my case, as a high school teacher in this village I might be payed the equivalent of some $327,468 per week. But I'm so busy with my schooling that I can't spend more than $385. And, as I agreed by joining the community, after let's say two weeks when I'm allowed to enjoy the numbers in my bank account, 90% of my account is reallocated to the community and goes into the appreciation of other contributions who need money. Like a farmland irrigation system.
Creating interest will build value but also limiting how much people have access to
Stimpack sounds like Quantative Easing in monetary terms. Not good for investors.
By pegging the Yupie to the ETH investors start HODL'ing.
The Coupon suggestion by Steven De Baets below is not a bad one. You can call it coupon/reward token/goodies or whatever.
Contributors get rewarded > they convert the Reward token to Yupie on internal marketplace > and now contributor can start investing/spending
Reward tokens & Yupies are pegged in price. Ratio tbd.
You keep recycling the Reward tokens towards new tasks in the ecosystem.
As the Yupie token increases in value, so does the Reward token. And viceversa of course.
Reward token holders can decide to issue own tasks, they set reward.
Instead of investing these reward token holders become influencers in the project. They can take the project to a whole new level or take it into the direction you don't want.
Well it's decentralised, so you have to let go.
Not your baby anymore ;)
These are my thoughts and thanks to Steven.
Could you introduce token splits whenever trigger 2 occurs? That way instead of introducing new dilutive tokens to the market, you are introducing additional tokens by issuing, for example, 1 additional token to every holder of 1 token. Because the holder now holds more tokens (though each will be worth half of what it was), he or she might be inclined to use some of those tokens in the platform.
Speaking of which, CH previously announced that it was going to triple the number of tokens issued to participants in the ICO. What ever happened with that? I know I still haven't received the additional tokens...
This is the unnecessary and mental exercise we are talking for no good benefit.
Let's get the project started first. Thinking about astronomical token prices somehow leading to less liquidity and hyperdeflation is completely unnecessary at this point. I strongly disagree that any amount of mental or technical power should be wasted on such a thing.
Sorry for strong language but are you out of your mind? You guys dont even have anything to show for. Any market to trade. You have missed on every promise that you have made so far. Get the main functionality of the plaform running first.
Once there is a potential of the hyperdeflation, create a new smart contract for the token and exchange all the tokens for the new ones. Stop wasting time
As you can see, many people are quite critical to the idea you are asking feedback about. I think the strong reaction has to do with you playing with hypothetical situations when the company should be focusing on creating real life use cases for the Yuppie.
Time is valuable money in any new company, and wasting time with tasks that do not benefit anyone prompts people to lose faith in the company.
Some areas that I suggest you focus on: tying real life rewards to the yuppie, using the yuppie to buy in shares or stocks in new startups, using yuppies to crowdsource an idea from the community that will be seen all the way to a minimum viable product, and so on.
These are the kinds of things that the community can offer a lot of good feedback on and will help crowdholding, yuppies, startups, investors, and community members all be happy about.
The community will never agree to see their holdings diluted, which is the wrong term to use, btw.
Are you a watcher or a player?
As I already used the app I can speak from "practical experience" though it's not hard to imagine anyway. But it'd be cool if you show people few profile screens here and then let them decide if they'd want to invite person with "those information" to a meetup and why,what they are missing, etc.
>> Then you can use that in creating the UX of the profile creation.
Now to my answer.
a) Did something intriguing catch my attention?
Eg. Hobbies that they wrote down, their position, their mindset and interests, and things like these.
- Though unfortunately if there's not much information to go by I'd have to admit that age would be a factor, too.
b) Drink would not motivate me at all. Food would. Or even sizeable discount (after few meetups let's say) on some food.
This can even be food that they'd have to throw away at the end of the day :D. Food goes a long way for me. :D
I think today it's very common that people just sit back and simply wait for things to happen. You see it even on facebook, you simply get suggestions of things you searched for so you could eventually buy them or visit them, so it's not really a surprise that there are only a few people that actively send an invitation.
However the people that actively send an invitation are the people that really want to use the app where it is meant for, the others are the 'windowshoppers', quickly take a look without really having the intention of active usage.
Factors that would motivate someone to use the app actively could be:
- Photo (i would say indispensable, people want to have a first impression of the person they are going to meet)
- Occupation/education ( search for common interests)
- Relationship status or things like searching for relationship, searching for friendship,...
I also think a system of rewards would improve the usage. Maybe you could search for 'partners' so when people make an appointment with eachotther and they visit a shop of one of your 'partners' they get a free drink, or a reduction on a movie ticket, or something free to eat, ....
I am liking the idea. It can be very hard to meet people these days. It does feel a lot like tinder, but for making friends.
a) For me a few factors matter. Age would be one of them. Another factor would be work schedule so that I could plan better. Maybe simple factors like family or married. Really anything to help know that this new person is someone I would actually want to hang with and has proper commonalities. Hard to tell who you would be meeting these days. Also a photo should be required.
b) I like the idea of credits for some free items such as drinks. This is helpful motivation for not only me to invite, but for them to also want to come. A little bit goes a long ways these days so that would be a good idea in my opinion.
If you set the research broader or browsed some of previous research you would notice that the ratio between active and passive people is similar across various fields. Can't really do much about it, as prey animals we are cowards by default.
There are two dimensions where you can improve the active/passive ratio.
1.) Make the goal more attractive
- well made profiles help, yours seems OK. Could use an UX makeover, but another topic.
- incentivise desired activity: free stuff always works, positive feedback loops always work, loops like you give your users a reason to feel good about themselves, usual way is by using achievments, you can connect rewards and achievments, of course. Achievment: FIRST BLOOD (working title, not final choice obviously) Ask a person out, you get a FB badge displayed on profile and a free drink or disconts at a partner eating house/shopping mall (don't be mean)
DOUBLE KILL, Ask 2 persons out and on
2.) Make the goal less frightening
- Incentivise getting asked out and accepting, too. Display how many times the person went out using your app and comments and ratings from the user he/she went out with. If the bounce rate is low, you can display it too. Even us humans aren't afraid to try something with 98% chance of free stuff and more, maybe.
- some sort of rudimentary vetting for first timers, like giving a trusted person some reconpense to go out with a newguy, or variations of it.
a) Common friends & interests.Nowdays young people are very skeptical to get in touch with unknown persons. Α photo for example is not always what it shows, almost every person I know has been fooled by a fake photo.
First of all you need a secure environment. "Person you may know.." or "friends of friends" or close neighboors is the better point to start. Then you can focus to the interests and activities . E.g motivate to meet fellow students from the same university. You could also could focus on thematic meetings e.g. to play boardgames, to exchage ideas on a pc game, to visit theatre etc..
b) Yes! And it would be even greater to extend it for tickets for expamle for a music concert, or discounts etc.
a) What factors on the user profile would motivate you to go and invite somebody?
1) Age: This quickly helps me decide whether the tone / level of maturity of the meetup is suitable for me today.
2) Verified Photo: A picture speaks a thousand words. Best if impromtMe rewards users to use their most attractive photo. If I like what I see, that will greatly increase the chance of me attending.
3) Relationship status: Well, this is to help you manage your expectation. So that you don't try to hit on other people's wife. (just kidding)
4) Ethnicity: This matters to some people, i realised.
5) Occupation/Education: So that you know if you have common topics
6) About Me: Free text
7) Verified Reviews: This is personality reviews given by other people who have met this person. It can be in a form of likes/dislikes, or free text. This may be important factor because if the person i am meeting is going to be a pervert, I wish to be warned beforehand.
8) Other trivial stuffs like Height, Weight, Smoker, Drinker, hobbies, etc
b) If you were to receive in-app credits for each attended meetup to spend on a free drink, how would that increase your motivation?
Yes, definitely increases my motivation. Free beer, why not?
But may I suggest that you give more freebies to female users. If you attract the ladies, you get hordes of men in.
I consider myself a rather high income earner.
No doubt getting a free beer gives a bit of motivation, that is nothing compared to the having more chances of meeting attractive ladies (gotta be honest!)
I think it would be great if you could add a category to the profile that reveals specific topics the user would like to discuss or learn about as well as specific topics of expertise, and then possibly even match users according those interests -- so that the app will make suggestions as to whom you should invite, talk to, etc.
I have already moved to 4 countries, therefore, I would like to add my feedback as well.
1) Age: Naturally, people are looking for age appropriate people, that is not much of an issue when basic filters are included.
2) Photo: There are multiple studies, some of them shared by Tinder and other related companies stating the importance of including a photo for a successful meet-up. Especially, with such competitive landscape and in the swipe culture, people do not have a reason to waste time on users without a picture. Users with pictures should be always topped and preferred in any search - again see Tinder and their machine learning, which nowadays can even recommend pictures, which will be displayed based on your swipe left/right ratio.
3) Similarities: This is much wider group, which would include everything else, which connects people. Similarities can be build on bottom-up approach such as:
level of education - major - extracurricular activities and groups - institution (alumni groups) - occupation - professional seniority - likes/dislikes - activities and hobbies - preferences
Such data could help you to establish what are the motivations of such user in terms of socialising.
In-app credits for a free drink are great, nevertheless, if you would be targeting people from similar industries, chances are that many of those events are sponsored.
I would definitely suggest targeting a specific niche at first, ideally a group which is short on cash - such as digital nomads. Their motivations are more predictable, age range is in line with your envisioned age range and probably they would not go for more sophisticated goals as building professional network etc. - which can be much harder to successfully manage compared to competitors, appropriate age/genders often do not play a big role there, similarly, those are usually the events, which are already being sponsored.
I think a video intro will help with the ice breaker and to buy drinks is a great way
I'd love to see an option where people can suggest something they want to do and how many people can join.
Examples: "This evening I'm going to go to a concert, who wants to join? (1 person)" "I'm going for a run today (beginners), who would like to join me? (max 5)" "I'll be visiting a museum - who's interested in joining me? Drinks after (1p)" "I'm new in town, who wants to go for a walk and show me around?" "I want to play a football game with my classmates, who wants to join" etc.