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Neo Price Prediction 2020

Neo Price Prediction 2020
NEO (formerly known as Antshares) is a decentralized application platform and the first open source blockchain project ever created in China. The project was developed by Da Hongfei and Erik Zhan in 2014. The main goal is the creation of a “smart economy” with the ability to digitally identify and automate business processes.
by StealthEX
NEO often called the “Chinese Ethereum” as it also provides advanced opportunities for creating smart contract.
Nowadays Neo is one of the most serious projects in the entire crypto space. It is among the TOP 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and surely worth your attention.

Neo Statistics

Source: CoinMarketCap, Data was taken on 4 June 2020.
Current Price $12.29
ROI since launch 6,670.48%
Market Cap $866,729,849
Market Rank #19
Circulating Supply 70,538,831 NEO
Total Supply 100,000,000 NEO

Neo achievements and future plans

The main Neo highlights in 2019:
• NEO has launched the NEO3 TestNet and released NEO3 Preview1 on 16th September 2019.
• Neo marked 3 year anniversary of MainNet launch on 17th Oct 2019.
• Revamped Neo official website launched.
• Neo unveils new logo and other branding visuals.
• NEO DevCon announced the creation of the Seattle office of NGD.
• Won the title of “Most Valuable Decentralized Application Platform” in the “2019 Blockchain Value List”.
• On March 9th & 10th, NEO GameCon 2019 took place in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. NEO GameCon was NEO’s first gaming conference and it attracted many companies from within the industry, including game publishers such as Sina Game, NetEase Game, iQIYI Game, and DMM.com. NEO will become a one-stop solution for blockchain games, which are an important part of realizing the vision of a Smart Economy.
• NEO partners with Celer Network, one of the best layer-2 solutions in the industry, building towards better scalability and ecosystem growth.
• The team took part in a lot of events and forums related to the crypto world: Euro Forum held by Bank-IT on the topic of “NEO Blockchain Banking” in Zurich, GF-Defi Ecological Project Conference in Shanghai, the Consensus 2019 conference in New York, USA and many others.
In 2020 the Neo team will concentrate on the following main goals:
• Maintain the discussion of the Neo3 governance model.
• Carry on developing the Oracles consensus mechanism integrated for Neo3.
• Complete the development of the Neo-Celer SDK.
• Work on the testing ecosystem wallets.
• Continue to developing NEO community.

Neo Technical Analysis

Source: TradingView, Data was taken on 4 June 2020.

Neo Price Prediction 2020

TradingBeasts NEO price prediction

The NEO price is forecasted to reach $9.783 (-20.39%) by the beginning of July 2020. By the end of December 2020, Neo average price predicted to be $9.667 per coin (-21.34%).

Wallet investor NEO price prediction

According to Wallet investor’s Forecast System, NEO is a bad long-term investment. And Neo price is predicted to be equal to $3.83 in December 2020 (-68.84%).

DigitalCoinPrice NEO coin price prediction

Neo price will increase according to DigitalCoinPrice prediction and will reach the price $21.93 per coin in December 2020 (+78.44%).

Crypto-Rating NEO price forecast

Crypto-Rating says that NEO appears to be losing its influence and popularity, as well as its value. The price of Neo NEO will not even reach $20 per coin (+62.73%).
SOLVE (SOLVE) is available for exchange on StealthEX with a low fee.
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.
Original article was posted on https://stealthex.io/blog/2020/06/04/neo-price-prediction-2020/
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I left college to sell cbd/hemp products and now I make $17K/month

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Jackson Jesionowski (u/productiverobot) of FullBodyZen, a brand that makes cbd/hemp products
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

My name is Jackson Jesionowski. I am 21 years old and am 8 months into owning FullBodyZen, a CBD/HEMP manufacturing company.
My whole business started with CBD Pods compatible with the Juul, this soon became hemp flower, prerolls. and hemp cigarettes. Now, 8 months later we are doing $17K in revenue a month and have 14 total products.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

Eight months ago I crashed snowboarding. Not your typical crash, the last thing I remember was thinking “I'm going too fast” approaching a jump and the next, waking up in a hospital throwing up violently. Afterward, I did not feel like myself, there was a substantial concussion and my cognitive abilities were lacking. I thought there had to be SOMETHING I should be taking.
image
Through my research, I found marijuana, CBD specifically, reduces the swelling that is causing damage to the neurons. I went shopping and boy were it expensive, to get the most bang for my buck I settled on vape juice, given its high bioavailability compared to oral products.
Fraternity friends took notice of my new toy and I explained that it was CBD juice, a friend tried it and loved it but the only vape he had was a Juul.
Luckily my dorm room years of hustling served me well, I was all too familiar with deconstructing Juul pods filling them for resale. I made one, he loved it and bought 10. Talk about a small minimum viable product, I reinvested the funds right away buying peoples empty pods and stocking the vending machine I had placed in the fraternity right away.
At this time I would have been a junior but I had dropped out in the middle of my sophomore year due to the mild success of betarian.com. And for the fact that school was proving to be worthless to me. I started out in MIS which was basically an advanced Excel class. I realized “Business” in school did not mean entrepreneurship as naive as I was to think that. So I opted for a skill that could not only get a job but be utilized in any business I did and went with computer science. Sadly my codecademy course had proved all too well and the lecture did not take attendance. I just came for the tests and submitted the homework, getting marks off for using functions we had not learned yet.
To top this off I was a pledge at the time for my fraternity and was sharing the homework with older active members in the same class. At the end of the semester, I was called in to be shown that one of them did not change ANYTHING. I would have to retake the class I already learned nothing from. I decided to opt for minimum credits of a topic I love (neuroscience) and to work on Betarian in my freetime. I also built this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe9YHBk6YKk
Business is my passion anyways so the second I started making a decent income it was all the backing I needed to win the argument with my parents. That also meant being cut off from their income, something I argued against but realize was necessary to keep me hungry and fighting.
Betarian had taken a turn in the first two months it had done $30,000 in revenue with a 20% margin. 5,000 of that revenue being from one person buying consistently over the 2 months. Sadly, his passport he verified himself with was fake, and he charged back every transaction from 2 months as “not his”. Paypal sided with me, but because he went Bank -> Paypal -> Me. Paypal did not have the authority to deny the return of funds.
Lesson learned, more verification measures added, and restrictions limiting daily purchasing power. Also limiting the income I would receive was the fact that I now had almost no money to keep Ethereum stocked in the site and purchasing through a bank meant 2-3 business day wait times. From this point forward the site was side-lined.
I tested many new ideas prototyped an AUX to Lightning charger bracelet but did not put forward the 3.5k needed for the first order. Then “247mediabooster.com” I resold Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube likes plays and retweets. On top of that, I made a simple bot followed and liked users from specific hashtags and followers of other users on Instagram. This software was doing decently well, at peak I had 15 clients paying 20 to 140 dollars per month to be signed up for it at the same time. Signing up new clients was proving to be hard, door to door sales were failing and I was not 100% confident in the software as some accounts would get blocks from bot detection.

Take us through the process of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.

Once the idea was validated in the fraternity I contacted my friend who owns a smoke shop and pitched it to him. He gave me a price they would pay and crunching the numbers I could make 300% margins. Great!
I ordered 100 empty pods, plastic clamshell packaging, higher mg CBD vape juice and paid a friend to design a label.
image
image
image
I ended up listing the empty pods and sold half of them covering the cost of the other 50. I took my packaging to the dollar tree and found a 3 compartment plastic box and that was the display. I sold a pack of 15 pods to a friend, then went smokeshop to smoke shop.
image
image
I left a sample at stores where the owner was gone, and when an owner was in made a sale.
image
At this time my product cost was $2.5-3.5 and I was selling them depending on mg for $6-8. REINVEST. I took all that money and bought more pods and packaging, extra pods to list for sale on offerup of course. My mother owns two clothing stores at the U of A, she asked her landlord and got permission to sell the pods at the front desk. She sells them for 14,16,18 and takes a generous $4 cut. To this day I get a check over a thousand dollars every month from her.
image
I got a couple of my fraternity friends filling and packaging the pods at this point. One of the first store owners gave me a jar of hemp when I came in, said it was flying off the shelves. Driving home, looking down it was no different than looking like I had a jar of marijuana. It even smelled the same, at first, my brain sparked a more mischievous idea.
image
Here’s my grandma with a few lbs of the hemp. Note this is a VERY Christian lady
To produce the jars and labels for my fraternity so they could avoid MIPs. I decided to shoot the owner a text and ask how much he was paying. $24 at the time, I quickly did some research and said I'll sell better quality, nice looking jars of hemp to him for $22. It would cost me $7.
image

Describe the process of launching the business.

This business fell into my lap and calling any portion of the business a “launch” like saying the day Santa comes to your house is on Christmas. I sold a few pods to a friend, then put them into a vending machine I had in my fraternity, then into a retail store. After I got into enough retail stores I had shake from the pounds of hemp I was buying. I had a bunch of cigarette tubes laying around, and some cones and decided to test out making some new products.
image

Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

99% of the DTC (Direct to consumer) sales is out of my hands. As I stated before I started out by going smoke shop to smoke shop with a tray of product and an invoice. It was not until I went to hollywood I have used my friends as small focus groups, and my Instagram following to decide between labels and even in choosing our company logo. The polls are such a useful feature that I feel is underutilized by many companies.
image
I have a good friend in LA who I had given a couple of CBD pods to while he was in Tucson. He ended up posting it on his Instagram story and someone reached out to him about my company. I arranged a trip to LA to meet this possible investor and figured I would go out to local smoke shops there too. We even set up a stand on Hollywood BLVD. It was a HORRIBLE stand though and I was surprised to still make 100/hr.
image
The direct store sales did not fare so well. On Hollywood Blvd, none of the store owners were in at the time. The one store that an owner was in for, ended up buying a display of the pods. They have reordered since and you can find them on La Brea and Hollywood Blvd.
image
One worker asked me, why do you not go downtown to the wholesale market? I said “the what?” this was news to me. I arranged to go tomorrow not knowing what to expect. I went into plenty of stores, felt underprepared but managed to land a 12k order with a store called Calikulture.

How are you doing today and what does the future look like?

This Friday I will receive a 65K wire from fraternity alumni who was intrigued by my business at a homecoming reunion. He met me at the very start when I had just made my first few jars of hemp. I texted him later and after a month got a reply, I kept him up to date as my company grew and we continued talks of investment.
image
I took my mom's car up to LA with 12K of product to a distributor Calikulture a couple of weeks ago. This was our largest order to date. On the way back I was actually stopped when a dog sniffed the car, luckily we had barely any product. Just king-sized prerolls I had made to try and land a white-label deal with a company “Bolt” eventually we got through after showing enough licenses and border patrol getting approval from their higher-ups.
image
This will continue to be the main focus, selling straight to distributors but this past week I did place a $100 ad on a hemp forum that has already paid for itself 10x over in mid-sized wholesale orders. The idea of an MLM keeps popping into my mind. The local CBD stores are price-gouging customers and many companies' products do not contain as much CBD as advertised. This was a funny thing I saw, where I was selling my CBD pods (150mg per max) and there were pods advertising 1000mg. Well, these pods can hold .7ml even if you put 100% pure CBD isolate (which then you cannot vape) into the pod you could get up to 700mg. Not to mention it needs to dissolve into the vapable liquid.
With the investment we are looking at cargo-vans, I have trained a couple of friends to the point that the manufacturing shop can run autonomously. I will have them fulfill website orders, and create product after filling the van and will take off myself to distribution networks across the nation.
image
So far I have not made it past of LA as a distributor there has bought us out never allowing a surplus of product to go after more distribution. I am in the works of fixing this by hiring new employees. I am having a girl help me arrange gift baskets that I will go to fraternities and sororities at the U of A with in order to recruit.
image

Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

One thing I never expected was to be any decent at graphic design. Throughout the last 8 months though, minute changing to labeling based on regulations and feedback that I was too impatient to explain to the friend I was using for design caused me to become quite decent with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

We host our website on Shopify and use FollowPlanner for Instagram.

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

Start now, get the mentality that all effort is progress, it truly is. Once you can stomach that fact things change. Produce things and put them into the world, understand the value of being a producer over a consumer.
Conquer your inner demons and try and remove wasteful high-dopamine activities from your life,

Are you looking to hire for certain positions right now?

If anyone is in the Tucson/U of A area I am definitely hiring more minimum wage positions. Besides that, I am open to the idea of higher-level positions like marketing, distributors in other states but this would work on a commission basis to start as all profits are being reinvested into material goods.
I am thinking of building out an MLM but have no experience if someone wants to take over that department and do a rev share. Always open to new possibilities.

Where can we go to learn more?

If you have any questions or comments, drop a comment below!
Liked this text interview? Check out the full interview with photos, tools, books, and other data.
For more interviews, check out starter_story - I post new stories there daily.
Interested in sharing your own story? Send me a PM
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I left college to sell cbd/hemp products and now I make $17K/month

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Jackson Jesionowski (u/productiverobot) of FullBodyZen, a brand that makes cbd/hemp products
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

My name is Jackson Jesionowski. I am 21 years old and am 8 months into owning FullBodyZen, a CBD/HEMP manufacturing company.
My whole business started with CBD Pods compatible with the Juul, this soon became hemp flower, prerolls. and hemp cigarettes. Now, 8 months later we are doing $17K in revenue a month and have 14 total products.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

Eight months ago I crashed snowboarding. Not your typical crash, the last thing I remember was thinking “I'm going too fast” approaching a jump and the next, waking up in a hospital throwing up violently. Afterward, I did not feel like myself, there was a substantial concussion and my cognitive abilities were lacking. I thought there had to be SOMETHING I should be taking.
image
Through my research, I found marijuana, CBD specifically, reduces the swelling that is causing damage to the neurons. I went shopping and boy were it expensive, to get the most bang for my buck I settled on vape juice, given its high bioavailability compared to oral products.
Fraternity friends took notice of my new toy and I explained that it was CBD juice, a friend tried it and loved it but the only vape he had was a Juul.
Luckily my dorm room years of hustling served me well, I was all too familiar with deconstructing Juul pods filling them for resale. I made one, he loved it and bought 10. Talk about a small minimum viable product, I reinvested the funds right away buying peoples empty pods and stocking the vending machine I had placed in the fraternity right away.
At this time I would have been a junior but I had dropped out in the middle of my sophomore year due to the mild success of betarian.com. And for the fact that school was proving to be worthless to me. I started out in MIS which was basically an advanced Excel class. I realized “Business” in school did not mean entrepreneurship as naive as I was to think that. So I opted for a skill that could not only get a job but be utilized in any business I did and went with computer science. Sadly my codecademy course had proved all too well and the lecture did not take attendance. I just came for the tests and submitted the homework, getting marks off for using functions we had not learned yet.
To top this off I was a pledge at the time for my fraternity and was sharing the homework with older active members in the same class. At the end of the semester, I was called in to be shown that one of them did not change ANYTHING. I would have to retake the class I already learned nothing from. I decided to opt for minimum credits of a topic I love (neuroscience) and to work on Betarian in my freetime. I also built this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe9YHBk6YKk
Business is my passion anyways so the second I started making a decent income it was all the backing I needed to win the argument with my parents. That also meant being cut off from their income, something I argued against but realize was necessary to keep me hungry and fighting.
Betarian had taken a turn in the first two months it had done $30,000 in revenue with a 20% margin. 5,000 of that revenue being from one person buying consistently over the 2 months. Sadly, his passport he verified himself with was fake, and he charged back every transaction from 2 months as “not his”. Paypal sided with me, but because he went Bank -> Paypal -> Me. Paypal did not have the authority to deny the return of funds.
Lesson learned, more verification measures added, and restrictions limiting daily purchasing power. Also limiting the income I would receive was the fact that I now had almost no money to keep Ethereum stocked in the site and purchasing through a bank meant 2-3 business day wait times. From this point forward the site was side-lined.
I tested many new ideas prototyped an AUX to Lightning charger bracelet but did not put forward the 3.5k needed for the first order. Then “247mediabooster.com” I resold Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube likes plays and retweets. On top of that, I made a simple bot followed and liked users from specific hashtags and followers of other users on Instagram. This software was doing decently well, at peak I had 15 clients paying 20 to 140 dollars per month to be signed up for it at the same time. Signing up new clients was proving to be hard, door to door sales were failing and I was not 100% confident in the software as some accounts would get blocks from bot detection.

Take us through the process of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.

Once the idea was validated in the fraternity I contacted my friend who owns a smoke shop and pitched it to him. He gave me a price they would pay and crunching the numbers I could make 300% margins. Great!
I ordered 100 empty pods, plastic clamshell packaging, higher mg CBD vape juice and paid a friend to design a label.
image
image
image
I ended up listing the empty pods and sold half of them covering the cost of the other 50. I took my packaging to the dollar tree and found a 3 compartment plastic box and that was the display. I sold a pack of 15 pods to a friend, then went smokeshop to smoke shop.
image
image
I left a sample at stores where the owner was gone, and when an owner was in made a sale.
image
At this time my product cost was $2.5-3.5 and I was selling them depending on mg for $6-8. REINVEST. I took all that money and bought more pods and packaging, extra pods to list for sale on offerup of course. My mother owns two clothing stores at the U of A, she asked her landlord and got permission to sell the pods at the front desk. She sells them for 14,16,18 and takes a generous $4 cut. To this day I get a check over a thousand dollars every month from her.
image
I got a couple of my fraternity friends filling and packaging the pods at this point. One of the first store owners gave me a jar of hemp when I came in, said it was flying off the shelves. Driving home, looking down it was no different than looking like I had a jar of marijuana. It even smelled the same, at first, my brain sparked a more mischievous idea.
image
Here’s my grandma with a few lbs of the hemp. Note this is a VERY Christian lady
To produce the jars and labels for my fraternity so they could avoid MIPs. I decided to shoot the owner a text and ask how much he was paying. $24 at the time, I quickly did some research and said I'll sell better quality, nice looking jars of hemp to him for $22. It would cost me $7.
image

Describe the process of launching the business.

This business fell into my lap and calling any portion of the business a “launch” like saying the day Santa comes to your house is on Christmas. I sold a few pods to a friend, then put them into a vending machine I had in my fraternity, then into a retail store. After I got into enough retail stores I had shake from the pounds of hemp I was buying. I had a bunch of cigarette tubes laying around, and some cones and decided to test out making some new products.
image

Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

99% of the DTC (Direct to consumer) sales is out of my hands. As I stated before I started out by going smoke shop to smoke shop with a tray of product and an invoice. It was not until I went to hollywood I have used my friends as small focus groups, and my Instagram following to decide between labels and even in choosing our company logo. The polls are such a useful feature that I feel is underutilized by many companies.
image
I have a good friend in LA who I had given a couple of CBD pods to while he was in Tucson. He ended up posting it on his Instagram story and someone reached out to him about my company. I arranged a trip to LA to meet this possible investor and figured I would go out to local smoke shops there too. We even set up a stand on Hollywood BLVD. It was a HORRIBLE stand though and I was surprised to still make 100/hr.
image
The direct store sales did not fare so well. On Hollywood Blvd, none of the store owners were in at the time. The one store that an owner was in for, ended up buying a display of the pods. They have reordered since and you can find them on La Brea and Hollywood Blvd.
image
One worker asked me, why do you not go downtown to the wholesale market? I said “the what?” this was news to me. I arranged to go tomorrow not knowing what to expect. I went into plenty of stores, felt underprepared but managed to land a 12k order with a store called Calikulture.

How are you doing today and what does the future look like?

This Friday I will receive a 65K wire from fraternity alumni who was intrigued by my business at a homecoming reunion. He met me at the very start when I had just made my first few jars of hemp. I texted him later and after a month got a reply, I kept him up to date as my company grew and we continued talks of investment.
image
I took my mom's car up to LA with 12K of product to a distributor Calikulture a couple of weeks ago. This was our largest order to date. On the way back I was actually stopped when a dog sniffed the car, luckily we had barely any product. Just king-sized prerolls I had made to try and land a white-label deal with a company “Bolt” eventually we got through after showing enough licenses and border patrol getting approval from their higher-ups.
image
This will continue to be the main focus, selling straight to distributors but this past week I did place a $100 ad on a hemp forum that has already paid for itself 10x over in mid-sized wholesale orders. The idea of an MLM keeps popping into my mind. The local CBD stores are price-gouging customers and many companies' products do not contain as much CBD as advertised. This was a funny thing I saw, where I was selling my CBD pods (150mg per max) and there were pods advertising 1000mg. Well, these pods can hold .7ml even if you put 100% pure CBD isolate (which then you cannot vape) into the pod you could get up to 700mg. Not to mention it needs to dissolve into the vapable liquid.
With the investment we are looking at cargo-vans, I have trained a couple of friends to the point that the manufacturing shop can run autonomously. I will have them fulfill website orders, and create product after filling the van and will take off myself to distribution networks across the nation.
image
So far I have not made it past of LA as a distributor there has bought us out never allowing a surplus of product to go after more distribution. I am in the works of fixing this by hiring new employees. I am having a girl help me arrange gift baskets that I will go to fraternities and sororities at the U of A with in order to recruit.
image

Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

One thing I never expected was to be any decent at graphic design. Throughout the last 8 months though, minute changing to labeling based on regulations and feedback that I was too impatient to explain to the friend I was using for design caused me to become quite decent with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

We host our website on Shopify and use FollowPlanner for Instagram.

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

Start now, get the mentality that all effort is progress, it truly is. Once you can stomach that fact things change. Produce things and put them into the world, understand the value of being a producer over a consumer.
Conquer your inner demons and try and remove wasteful high-dopamine activities from your life,

Are you looking to hire for certain positions right now?

If anyone is in the Tucson/U of A area I am definitely hiring more minimum wage positions. Besides that, I am open to the idea of higher-level positions like marketing, distributors in other states but this would work on a commission basis to start as all profits are being reinvested into material goods.
I am thinking of building out an MLM but have no experience if someone wants to take over that department and do a rev share. Always open to new possibilities.

Where can we go to learn more?

If you have any questions or comments, drop a comment below!
Liked this text interview? Check out the full interview with photos, tools, books, and other data.
For more interviews, check out starter_story - I post new stories there daily.
Interested in sharing your own story? Send me a PM
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Source for Ethereum apparel?

I'm a high class fashionMISTa looking for a source of Ethereum duds to compliment my Bassnectar and Walmart T-shirt collection.
Might need a hat too so I can maintain my dignity.
Thanks for any reliable sources. Will pay in Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Hyper.
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Constructing an Opt-In alternative reward for securing the blockchain

Since a keyboard with a monero logo got upvoted to the top I realized I should post various thoughts I have and generate some discussion. I hope others do the same.
Monero is currently secured by a dwindling block reward. There is a chance that the tail emission reward + transaction fees to secure the blockchain could become insufficient and allow for a scenario where it is profitable for someone to execute a 51% attack.
To understand this issue better, read this:
In Game Theory, Tragedy of the Commons is a market failure scenario where a common good is produced in lower quantities than the public desires, or consumed in greater quantities than desired. One example is pollution - it is in the public's best interest not to pollute, but every individual has incentive to pollute (e.g. because burning fossil fuel is cheap, and individually each consumer doesn't affect the environment much). The relevance to Bitcoin is a hypothetical market failure that might happen in the far future when the block reward from mining drops near zero. In the current Bitcoin design, the only fees miners earn at this time are Transaction fees. Miners will accept transactions with any fees (because the marginal cost of including them is minimal) and users will pay lower and lower fees (in the order of satoshis). It is possible that the honest miners will be under-incentivized, and that too few miners will mine, resulting in lower difficulty than what the public desires. This might mean various 51% attacks will happen frequently, and the Bitcoin will not function correctly. The Bitcoin protocol can be altered to combat this problem - one proposed solution is Dominant Assurance Contracts. Another more radical proposal (in the sense that the required change won't be accepted by most bitcoiners) is to have a perpetual reward that is constant in proportion to the monetary base. That can be achieved in two ways. An ever increasing reward (inflatacoin/expocoin) or a constant reward plus a demurrage fee in all funds that caps the monetary base (freicoin). This scenario was discussed on several threads: - Tragedy of the Commons - Disturbingly low future difficulty equilibrium https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6284.0 - Stack Exchange http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/3111/will-bitcoin-suffer-from-a-mining-tragedy-of-the-commons-when-mining-fees-drop-t Currently there is no consensus whether this problem is real, and if so, what is the best solution. 
Source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_Commons

I suspect that least contentious solution to it is not to change code, emission or artificially increase fees (which would actually undermine the tail emission and lead to other problems, I believe: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2016/10/21/bitcoin-is-unstable-without-the-block-reward/) but rather use a Dominant Assurance Contract that makes it rational for those who benefit from Monero to contribute to the block reward.

Dominant assurance contracts
Dominant assurance contracts, created by Alex Tabarrok, involve an extra component, an entrepreneur who profits when the quorum is reached and pays the signors extra if it is not. If the quorum is not formed, the signors do not pay their share and indeed actively profit from having participated since they keep the money the entrepreneur paid them. Conversely, if the quorum succeeds, the entrepreneur is compensated for taking the risk of the quorum failing. Thus, a player will benefit whether or not the quorum succeeds; if it fails he reaps a monetary return, and if it succeeds, he pays only a small amount more than under an assurance contract, and the public good will be provided.
Tabarrok asserts that this creates a dominant strategy) of participation for all players. Because all players will calculate that it is in their best interests to participate, the contract will succeed, and the entrepreneur will be rewarded. In a meta-game, this reward is an incentive for other entrepreneurs to enter the DAC market, driving down the cost disadvantage of dominant assurance contract versus regular assurance contracts.
Monero doesn't have a lot of scripting options to work with currently so it is very hard for me to understand how one might go about creating a Dominant Assurance Contract using Monero, especially in regards to paying out to a miner address.
This is how it could work in Bitcoin:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Dominant_Assurance_Contracts
This scheme is an attempt at Mike Hearn's exercise for the reader: an implementation of dominant assurance contracts. The scheme requires the use of multisignature transactions, nLockTime and transaction replacement which means it won't work until these features are available on the Bitcoin network.
A vendor agrees to produce a good if X BTC are raised by date D and to pay Y BTC to each of n contributors if X BTC are not raised by date D, or to pay nY BTC if X BTC are raised and the vendor fails to produce the good to the satisfaction of 2 of 3 independent arbitrators picked through a fair process
The arbitrators specify a 2-of-3 multisignature script to use as an output for the fundraiser with a public key from each arbitrator, which will allow them to judge the performance on actually producing the good
For each contributor:
The vendor and the contributor exchange public keys
They create a 2-of-2 multisignature output from those public keys
With no change, they create but do not sign a transaction with an input of X/n BTC from the contributor and an input of Y BTC from the vendor, with X/n+Y going to the output created in 3.2
The contributor creates a transaction where the output is X+nY to the address created in step 2 and the input is the output of the transaction in 3.3, signs it using SIGHASH_ALL | SIGHASH_ANYONECANPAY, with version = UINT_MAX and gives it to the vendor
The vendor creates a transaction of the entire balance of the transaction in 3.3 to the contributor with nLockTime of D and version < UINT_MAX, signs it and gives it to the contributor
The vendor and contributor then both sign the transaction in 3.3 and broadcast it to the network, making the transaction in 3.4 valid when enough contributors participate and the transaction in 3.5 valid when nLockTime expires
As date D nears, nLockTime comes close to expiration.
If enough (n) people contribute, all of the inputs from 3.4 can combine to make the output valid when signed by the vendor, creating a valid transaction sending that money to the arbitrators, which only agree to release the funds when the vendor produces a satisfactory output
If not enough people ( Note that there is a limit at which it can be more profitable for the vendor to make the remaining contributions when D approaches
Now the arbitrators have control of X (the payment from the contributors) + nY (the performance bond from the vendor) BTC and pay the vendor only when the vendor performs satisfactorily
Such contracts can be used for crowdfunding. Notable examples from Mike Hearn include:
Funding Internet radio stations which don't want to play ads: donations are the only viable revenue source as pay-for-streaming models allow undercutting by subscribers who relay the stream to their own subscribers
Automatically contributing to the human translation of web pages


Monero has these features:
  1. Multisig
  2. LockTime (but it is much different then BTCs)
  3. A possibility to do MoJoin (CoinJoin) like transactions, even if less then optimally private. There is hope that the MoJoin Schemes will allow for better privacy in the future:
I have a draft writeup for a merged-input system called MoJoin that allows multiple parties to generate a single transaction. The goal is to complete the transaction merging with no trust in any party, but this introduces significant complexity and may not be possible with the known Bulletproofs multiparty computation scheme. My current version of MoJoin assumes partial trust in a dealer, who learns the mappings between input rings and outputs (but not true spends or Pedersen commitment data).

Additionally, Non-Interactive Refund Transactions could also be possible in Monero's future.
https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/595
I can't fully workout how all of these could work together to make a DAC that allows miners to put up and payout a reward if it doesn't succeed, or how we could make it so *any* miner who participated (by putting up a reward) could claim the reward if it succeeded. I think this should really be explored as it could make for a much more secure blockchain, potentially saving us if a "crypto winter" hits where the value of monero and number of transactions are low, making for a blockchain that is hard to trust because it would be so cheap to perform a 51% attack.


I am still skeptical of Dominant Assurance Contracts, despite success in an initial test https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/08/a-test-of-dominant-assurance-contracts.html
it still remains questionable or at least confusing: https://forum.ethereum.org/discussion/747/im-not-understanding-why-dominant-assurance-contracts-are-so-special
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I left college to sell cbd/hemp products and now I make $17K/month

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Jackson Jesionowski (u/productiverobot) of FullBodyZen, a brand that makes cbd/hemp products
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

My name is Jackson Jesionowski. I am 21 years old and am 8 months into owning FullBodyZen, a CBD/HEMP manufacturing company.
My whole business started with CBD Pods compatible with the Juul, this soon became hemp flower, prerolls. and hemp cigarettes. Now, 8 months later we are doing $17K in revenue a month and have 14 total products.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

Eight months ago I crashed snowboarding. Not your typical crash, the last thing I remember was thinking “I'm going too fast” approaching a jump and the next, waking up in a hospital throwing up violently. Afterward, I did not feel like myself, there was a substantial concussion and my cognitive abilities were lacking. I thought there had to be SOMETHING I should be taking.
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Through my research, I found marijuana, CBD specifically, reduces the swelling that is causing damage to the neurons. I went shopping and boy were it expensive, to get the most bang for my buck I settled on vape juice, given its high bioavailability compared to oral products.
Fraternity friends took notice of my new toy and I explained that it was CBD juice, a friend tried it and loved it but the only vape he had was a Juul.
Luckily my dorm room years of hustling served me well, I was all too familiar with deconstructing Juul pods filling them for resale. I made one, he loved it and bought 10. Talk about a small minimum viable product, I reinvested the funds right away buying peoples empty pods and stocking the vending machine I had placed in the fraternity right away.
At this time I would have been a junior but I had dropped out in the middle of my sophomore year due to the mild success of betarian.com. And for the fact that school was proving to be worthless to me. I started out in MIS which was basically an advanced Excel class. I realized “Business” in school did not mean entrepreneurship as naive as I was to think that. So I opted for a skill that could not only get a job but be utilized in any business I did and went with computer science. Sadly my codecademy course had proved all too well and the lecture did not take attendance. I just came for the tests and submitted the homework, getting marks off for using functions we had not learned yet.
To top this off I was a pledge at the time for my fraternity and was sharing the homework with older active members in the same class. At the end of the semester, I was called in to be shown that one of them did not change ANYTHING. I would have to retake the class I already learned nothing from. I decided to opt for minimum credits of a topic I love (neuroscience) and to work on Betarian in my freetime. I also built this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe9YHBk6YKk
Business is my passion anyways so the second I started making a decent income it was all the backing I needed to win the argument with my parents. That also meant being cut off from their income, something I argued against but realize was necessary to keep me hungry and fighting.
Betarian had taken a turn in the first two months it had done $30,000 in revenue with a 20% margin. 5,000 of that revenue being from one person buying consistently over the 2 months. Sadly, his passport he verified himself with was fake, and he charged back every transaction from 2 months as “not his”. Paypal sided with me, but because he went Bank -> Paypal -> Me. Paypal did not have the authority to deny the return of funds.
Lesson learned, more verification measures added, and restrictions limiting daily purchasing power. Also limiting the income I would receive was the fact that I now had almost no money to keep Ethereum stocked in the site and purchasing through a bank meant 2-3 business day wait times. From this point forward the site was side-lined.
I tested many new ideas prototyped an AUX to Lightning charger bracelet but did not put forward the 3.5k needed for the first order. Then “247mediabooster.com” I resold Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, Youtube likes plays and retweets. On top of that, I made a simple bot followed and liked users from specific hashtags and followers of other users on Instagram. This software was doing decently well, at peak I had 15 clients paying 20 to 140 dollars per month to be signed up for it at the same time. Signing up new clients was proving to be hard, door to door sales were failing and I was not 100% confident in the software as some accounts would get blocks from bot detection.

Take us through the process of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.

Once the idea was validated in the fraternity I contacted my friend who owns a smoke shop and pitched it to him. He gave me a price they would pay and crunching the numbers I could make 300% margins. Great!
I ordered 100 empty pods, plastic clamshell packaging, higher mg CBD vape juice and paid a friend to design a label.
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I ended up listing the empty pods and sold half of them covering the cost of the other 50. I took my packaging to the dollar tree and found a 3 compartment plastic box and that was the display. I sold a pack of 15 pods to a friend, then went smokeshop to smoke shop.
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I left a sample at stores where the owner was gone, and when an owner was in made a sale.
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At this time my product cost was $2.5-3.5 and I was selling them depending on mg for $6-8. REINVEST. I took all that money and bought more pods and packaging, extra pods to list for sale on offerup of course. My mother owns two clothing stores at the U of A, she asked her landlord and got permission to sell the pods at the front desk. She sells them for 14,16,18 and takes a generous $4 cut. To this day I get a check over a thousand dollars every month from her.
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I got a couple of my fraternity friends filling and packaging the pods at this point. One of the first store owners gave me a jar of hemp when I came in, said it was flying off the shelves. Driving home, looking down it was no different than looking like I had a jar of marijuana. It even smelled the same, at first, my brain sparked a more mischievous idea.
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Here’s my grandma with a few lbs of the hemp. Note this is a VERY Christian lady
To produce the jars and labels for my fraternity so they could avoid MIPs. I decided to shoot the owner a text and ask how much he was paying. $24 at the time, I quickly did some research and said I'll sell better quality, nice looking jars of hemp to him for $22. It would cost me $7.
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Describe the process of launching the business.

This business fell into my lap and calling any portion of the business a “launch” like saying the day Santa comes to your house is on Christmas. I sold a few pods to a friend, then put them into a vending machine I had in my fraternity, then into a retail store. After I got into enough retail stores I had shake from the pounds of hemp I was buying. I had a bunch of cigarette tubes laying around, and some cones and decided to test out making some new products.
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Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

99% of the DTC (Direct to consumer) sales is out of my hands. As I stated before I started out by going smoke shop to smoke shop with a tray of product and an invoice. It was not until I went to hollywood I have used my friends as small focus groups, and my Instagram following to decide between labels and even in choosing our company logo. The polls are such a useful feature that I feel is underutilized by many companies.
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I have a good friend in LA who I had given a couple of CBD pods to while he was in Tucson. He ended up posting it on his Instagram story and someone reached out to him about my company. I arranged a trip to LA to meet this possible investor and figured I would go out to local smoke shops there too. We even set up a stand on Hollywood BLVD. It was a HORRIBLE stand though and I was surprised to still make 100/hr.
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The direct store sales did not fare so well. On Hollywood Blvd, none of the store owners were in at the time. The one store that an owner was in for, ended up buying a display of the pods. They have reordered since and you can find them on La Brea and Hollywood Blvd.
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One worker asked me, why do you not go downtown to the wholesale market? I said “the what?” this was news to me. I arranged to go tomorrow not knowing what to expect. I went into plenty of stores, felt underprepared but managed to land a 12k order with a store called Calikulture.

How are you doing today and what does the future look like?

This Friday I will receive a 65K wire from fraternity alumni who was intrigued by my business at a homecoming reunion. He met me at the very start when I had just made my first few jars of hemp. I texted him later and after a month got a reply, I kept him up to date as my company grew and we continued talks of investment.
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I took my mom's car up to LA with 12K of product to a distributor Calikulture a couple of weeks ago. This was our largest order to date. On the way back I was actually stopped when a dog sniffed the car, luckily we had barely any product. Just king-sized prerolls I had made to try and land a white-label deal with a company “Bolt” eventually we got through after showing enough licenses and border patrol getting approval from their higher-ups.
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This will continue to be the main focus, selling straight to distributors but this past week I did place a $100 ad on a hemp forum that has already paid for itself 10x over in mid-sized wholesale orders. The idea of an MLM keeps popping into my mind. The local CBD stores are price-gouging customers and many companies' products do not contain as much CBD as advertised. This was a funny thing I saw, where I was selling my CBD pods (150mg per max) and there were pods advertising 1000mg. Well, these pods can hold .7ml even if you put 100% pure CBD isolate (which then you cannot vape) into the pod you could get up to 700mg. Not to mention it needs to dissolve into the vapable liquid.
With the investment we are looking at cargo-vans, I have trained a couple of friends to the point that the manufacturing shop can run autonomously. I will have them fulfill website orders, and create product after filling the van and will take off myself to distribution networks across the nation.
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So far I have not made it past of LA as a distributor there has bought us out never allowing a surplus of product to go after more distribution. I am in the works of fixing this by hiring new employees. I am having a girl help me arrange gift baskets that I will go to fraternities and sororities at the U of A with in order to recruit.
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Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

One thing I never expected was to be any decent at graphic design. Throughout the last 8 months though, minute changing to labeling based on regulations and feedback that I was too impatient to explain to the friend I was using for design caused me to become quite decent with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

We host our website on Shopify and use FollowPlanner for Instagram.

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

Start now, get the mentality that all effort is progress, it truly is. Once you can stomach that fact things change. Produce things and put them into the world, understand the value of being a producer over a consumer.
Conquer your inner demons and try and remove wasteful high-dopamine activities from your life,

Are you looking to hire for certain positions right now?

If anyone is in the Tucson/U of A area I am definitely hiring more minimum wage positions. Besides that, I am open to the idea of higher-level positions like marketing, distributors in other states but this would work on a commission basis to start as all profits are being reinvested into material goods.
I am thinking of building out an MLM but have no experience if someone wants to take over that department and do a rev share. Always open to new possibilities.

Where can we go to learn more?

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$600/month with an ecommerce plugin [side project].

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Joshua Howarth of Wheely Sales, a brand that sells exit popup app.
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hi! I’m Josh and I created Wheely Sales, a lucky wheel popup that works on any e-commerce platform. It’s basically like the Wheel of Fortune from the classic TV game show) - but fully customizable for your online store!
For a chance to win a prize or discount, visitors enter their email address and spin the wheel. Since it’s something fun and different for users, it has much higher opt-in rates (~12%) than regular exit popups. I also conform to the “eat your own dog food” premise and use Wheely Sales on its own landing page! :)
I’ve grown revenue from $0 to $600/month in just 4 months since getting started and over 1.1 million people have seen the wheel on my customers’ websites in that time.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

I have a background as a freelance software developer which has allowed me to bring various new app ideas to life in the past few years (in the time between other app development gigs).
But before Wheely Sales, all of my own personal app projects either had zero product/market fit, or worse - I had no actual clue how to monetize them. I built them simply because I thought they were a cool product that nobody had done before. Or I thought they had a chance to become huge. “Monetization will come later”, was my go-to thought.
My best example of this is Etherest which is an API that lets you interact with the Ethereum blockchain. It reached the first page on Hacker News for 24 hours and then interest generally fizzled out.
I learned the hard way that if nobody has built anything similar yet, it’s probably a big red flag. Competition is validation. And you need to know how your product will make money in month 1. So my new plan was to find existing successful products that have proven the market, but that might not serve all the market. Which is where I could step in.
I did my research and noticed the lucky wheel popup format had started appearing and worked really well at converting traffic. Both Spin-a-sale and Wheelio on the Shopify app store had hundreds of great reviews. Even on StarterStory, Eddie at Flyby mentioned how Spin-a-Sale “was the driving force in our email growth” and was converting at 12%!
But they were only available as a Shopify app. Other huge platforms like WooCommerce, BigCommerce and Squarespace were not provided for. For me, this was enough validation to just go for it! So I built Wheely Sales to be compatible with ANY website/platform and fill this gap in the market.

Take us through the process of building the product.

It took just over 1 month working full-time to code up the initial version of Wheely Sales. This was time I had between finishing a previous software contract and looking for my next freelance gig.
The app was originally lacking some functionality that might have been considered essential. For example, users had to customize their wheel prizes, text and branding but they couldn’t preview or test the wheel before putting it live on their e-commerce store in front of customers! But I just had to get something out the door and in front of potential customers to see if it sticks. This was my big concern.
As a developer used to locking myself in a room and building things, I didn’t know how to reach, market and sell to people. If I could figure out how to do this.. well then I could justify working on the app’s code and feature list some more.
The wheel pop up itself consists of plain old javascript files and assets. The most complicated part of this was the spin physics, but I actually found code to do this for $15 on ThemeForest which saved a lot of time.
Then, I overhauled all of this code so that it’s fully customizable to any customer’s brand colors, logos, and text. The most time-consuming part was ensuring that it all adapted to mobile screens, worked across different platforms (Wordpress/BigCommerce/Shopify/anything else) and across all the different browsers (Chrome/Safari/Firefox/etc). This was quite a headache to achieve!
Finally, I turned all this into a super simple 1-line script that anyone can paste into their site and install in two minutes just like Google Analytics.
The Wheely Sales backend runs on Express.js and uses MongoDB. And there’s also a user dashboard for wheel customization, leads collection and data analytics (which uses MeteorJS and React).

Describe the process of launching the business.

There wasn’t really a big launch for Wheely Sales. I did consider how I could launch it - my ego wanted to for sure! But I didn’t see how it would really help. The usual places people launch are Hacker News and Product Hunt as far as I’m aware.
But these audiences don’t exactly align with my target audience for Wheely Sales which is ecommerce store owners. I suppose I could have launched with an ad campaign, but I didn’t have the funds for this!
I’m also a little biased from my experience launching my app Etherest - it attracted a few thousand site visitors from a “Show HN” post on Hacker News that reached the front page for 24 hours. But the long-term impact of a traffic spike like this can sometimes be pretty underwhelming and frankly demoralizing.
For Wheely Sales I did however set up a slick looking landing page using Webflow, with a video demo of the product above the fold as soon as you open the page. I knew that I had to have visitors at least see the product in action if nothing else before they left the page.
I increasingly find with other product/service websites that you sometimes can’t immediately figure out what they’re actually selling - and I’ll be damned if I fall into that pattern!
Wheely Sales has subscription pricing with a 10-day free trial. The free trial is very effective since users get to see real results within days and can then justify the cost with the huge numbers of email subscribers they convert. I decided to price by the number of wheel views since this scales well with both the cost of serving the popup to more web visitors and also the value attained by the customer with more views/subscribers. There are three pricing tiers:
My first paying customer was an absolute breeze - I woke up one morning with a payment confirmation email and that was it. It’s a really strange transition to selling a product rather than time. Where someone you’ve never met, spoken to or even messaged pays you (from Italy in this case) and you didn’t actively do anything for them specifically. Occasionally things go wrong though and my second customer wasn’t so smoothly acquired! After helping to onboard and install them on BigCommerce at midnight due to time differences, I had to quickly debug and fix the wheel in Firefox which looked like this...
I use Intercom which is great because it gives you a live chat interface to onboard potential customers. But at the same time, this real-time nature (especially the ‘seen’ notification!) really turns up the heat in times like these.

Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

My target customer is any e-commerce store owner actively looking to improve their email opt-in rate and grow their email list. And since Wheely Sales runs on any ecommerce platform and most people want more email subscribers, this is basically everyone!
I attracted initial customers using email outreach and forum/Facebook group participation. I would specifically find websites using adjacent plugins that also help conversions/opt-ins and then reach out. This works because these are people who are proactively trying to improve their website conversions and are also willing to pay for a solution.
To breakdown the process, for example I found social proof apps like ProveSource or opt-in bars like HelloBar. Then you can use sites like NerdyData to find which websites run these plugins, and then visit each website to assess the prospect’s potential. If good, then you use Hunter.io to get their email address and reach out to them explaining how you can help them specifically. With cold emails like this, the trick is quality over quantity, concisely explaining your value and making it about their business not your product.
Facebook groups have also been a source of some leads, but you have to regularly participate in a non-promotional way and provide value, or you will get banned for marketing almost immediately. Specifically, I find interesting articles that my potential customers would find valuable. I then post a summary of these to ecommerce groups and reply to any comments or messages. I’m not directly posting a link to Wheely Sales in the group, but I get 5-10 people every week who message me directly in response. I’ve been able to start a conversation with them and sometimes I can recommend Wheely Sales as a way to grow their ecommerce.
A big part of attaining and retaining users has been providing great customer support. I try to respond ASAP to any messages that come through Intercom. This is especially important since the app needs to be installed on customers’ online stores to get started. I’ve found that the customers I interact with the most via Intercom generally go on to be the most satisfied and loyal customers!

How are you doing today and what does the future look like?

As a bootstrapped app most of the $600/mo business revenue is profit and it’s growing slowly month on month.
But it’s been critical to carefully manage and monitor costs since Wheely Sales is bootstrapped and served to hundreds of thousands of web visitors per week. For example, I was using Amazon S3 initially to serve static assets, but after a big website with 3 million views per month installed Wheely Sales I quickly noticed $50/day AWS costs. I promptly moved to serving these assets behind Cloudflare’s CDN! Despite this, I still think it’s better to get something out there initially and worry about scaling issues when you actually get to scale as happened here.
The two priorities going forwards are expanding the product’s feature set and also exploring new customer acquisition channels. I’ve recently added Mailchimp and Zapier integrations, and I’m currently listening to customer feedback to prioritize what’s next. The real challenge is figuring out how to reach the next order of magnitude in terms of customer acquisition, so in the next few months I’m going to start some small experiments with Facebook ads and other paid channels.

Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

I’ve learned so much, but one piece of advice I don’t hear too often elsewhere is to say no to user feature requests that take focus away from the core value proposition. This is even harder when the feature might convert them to a paying customer! But if you try and cater to everyone you actually cater to nobody.
For example, I added a feature that lets you provide a prize URL link instead of a coupon code as a wheel prize. This would allow blogs to use Wheely Sales with their lead magnets such as ebooks and other free downloads. But very few customers actually ended up using this feature and now it potentially distracts and confuses new users. So avoid feature bloat!
Another big one is to always follow up with leads that have gone cold. You may think that you’ve lost them and shouldn’t pester them, but from my experience people just get busy and forget. They actually appreciate the follow-up, it shows you’re serious and they convert more often than you’d expect.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

I can honestly say that both IndieHackers.com and StarterStory.com have been tremendous for providing me real-life examples for inspiration, motivation & learning.

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

You don’t have to make the next new shiny billion dollar app. You could instead take a product that’s already working and serve it to a new market in a different way.
Also, persistence and patience are key. This is something I personally find difficult to remember. You may get stuck at particular revenue levels and customers may fail to convert, but if you keep chipping away then you’ll get there.

Where can we go to learn more?

If you have any questions or comments, drop a comment below!
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Weekly Update: ParGas is live, 2gether at South Summit, $ETHOS rebrand, updated $1UP tokenomics... – 27 Sep - 3 Oct'19

Weekly Update: ParGas is live, 2gether at South Summit, $ETHOS rebrand, updated $1UP tokenomics... – 27 Sep - 3 Oct'19
Hi everyone! Here’s your week at Parachute + partners (27 Sep - 3 Oct'19):

ParGas went live this week. From now on, you will get an additional option to pay for gas in $PAR when making ERC20 withdrawals from ParJar. Epic! Read all about it here. In this week’s Parena, Samuel defeated Martha in a quick finale to take home the lion’s share of the 100k $PAR pot. The #PAR4PAR contest entered stage 4. 200k $PAR in prizes. Insane! In this week’s Tiproom trivias, Ridwan hosted a 10 question quiz for 25k $PAR in total. There was another Math trivia for 25k $PAR more. Sweet! Doc Victor hosted a Champions League wager for 50 participants with a 10k $PAR pool.
This PAR logo is entirely made using ASCII code. Courtesy: Jose

Tiproom #mememania winners. Alimam and Rogel were tied in 1st place
The winner of the USD 500 BTC aXpire contest was announced this week. Congratulations to yo*******[email protected]! Rohit and my article on how Big Co and Big Guv is using blockchain was published in Altcoin Magazine. Week 39 update from the aXpireverse can be seen here. The weekly 20k $AXPR burn went ahead like clockwork. The latest 2gether app update now allows you to send $BTC and $ETH from your account to any wallet. Noice! The team, in the midst of shifting offices, set up camp at South Summit where 2gether is one of the finalist startups. Click here, here and here for pictures. As a finalist at the Summit, CEO Ramon got the opportunity to deliver a pitch to attendees. Plus interviews by Emprendiendo.TV and Funontheride. Great! The WednesdayClub dApp continues to airdrop $WED tokens every Wednesday. Make sure to get in on the action.
Parachute HQ recently shifted to the WeWork Navy Yards in NYC. Beautiful
XIO’s Binance Dex listing proposal* was submitted this week. For listing on the Dex, all projects submit detailed proposals and answer questions from the Binance Node operator community who then evaluate and decide on the listing. Read more about it here. Plus, there’s a hint of an $XIO doubling opportunity in there. The full roadmap (XIO Atlas) was also released with the proposal. An updated promo video came out as well. $XIO distribution to the giveaway winners was completed this week. In this week's discussion threads, Zachary talks about leverage, ERC20-BEP2 bridge, XIO capital and how many native tokens will incubated startups share with XIO citizens. The $BOMB Instagram is now handled by the community. So the BOMB Board opened up a proposal form for opinions from the community on how best to manage it.
\[As shared in last update, the switch to Binance Chain has been shelved. $XIO will stay on Ethereum. But there will still be a token swap. Details will be shared in a later update]*
Two updates back we saw the WIP version. Here’s the full version of XIO Atlas
The $ETHOS token will be rebranding to Voyager ($VGX). The new token will be unveiled in November. Please note that there is no contract swap. This will simply be a rename. You can read more about it here. The bitcointalk Ann goes into even more details on the rebranded token’s use-cases. Understandably, there were lots of questions that came up. So the team arranged an AMA. If you missed it, check out the FAQ. Voyager also received investment from Thrust Capital through a private placement this week. Nice! Congratulations to Bounty0x for getting accepted to the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator program. This is huge! The latest update is a great summary the past quarter @Bounty0x – reaching minimum fund raise goal on Republic, new features like Admin Notes, $BNTY staking, integration with Bloom and KABN etc. Fantom hosted an AMA with G.Crypto this week. CMO Michael shared a formalised roadmap article as well to answer all “when” questions. Plus, click here for some cool pics from CryptoBazar Serial Hacking meetup which the $FTM team attended. Uptrenndians, don’t forget to read the $1UP tokenomics update. It explains how the token velocity will work in a way such that everyone gets an equal opportunity at stacking $1UPs no matter when they join. BTW, if you didn’t notice yet, Uptrenndian made it to the Urban Dictionary. You can vote to keep it there forever. Let’s go! One way to beat Monday morning blues is a healthy dose of Meme Mondays while watching the site climb up the Alexa rankings. Haha. And finally, the team announced a partnership with Xord who will work on the blockchain solutions on the platform.
Parachute investor deck sneak peek
Mycro conducted KYC for bounty hunters and started a campaign to stop fake entries. OST-backed Pepo app moved to the first live beta stage this week as a precursor to a formal beta launch and presentation at Ethereum DevCon5 in Osaka next week. The team also shared details of how to hop in for a free Shabu Shabu dinner and pub crawl for Pepo beta users at DevCon5. And on top of that, a massive bounty for sharing IRL experiences on Pepo. Dang! Another bounty for usability testing of Pepo with the UX Team was also launched. 3k $OST for each selected participant. Say what! The OST-backed LGBT token now has 4k+ users thanks to the Hornet app. Well done! SelfKey announced a partnership with social watching platform Livetree for providing them KYC compliance solutions during onboarding process. Make sure to read the post to find out how to get a 90-day free subscription on the platform. If you haven't yet watched Constellation advisor and former Sanrio CEO Ray Rehito Hatoyama's interview with Co-Founder Benjamin Jorgensen, you can read about it in The Daily Chain's detailed coverage. If you're a $DAG node operator, this tweet will be of interest to you. Hint: onboarding has started. Folks who missed Constellation's AMA with tehMoonwalkeR can catch up from the transcript. And finally, Arena Match hosted a flash giveaway. Eagle eyed fans got their hands on some sweet $AMGO!
Pepo ready to make waves at DevCon5
The month gone by at Opacity saw a 20% increase in new accounts and a ~20% return rate on the site. Read more performance metrics from CEO Jason’s round up article. This month will see a slew of new features like integrated gift card payments, plan upgrades, folder upload etc. A productive community doesn’t stop BUIDLing. Check out ImgOpq which is a community run imageboard that works with public Opacity handles. Fun! Catch up on the latest at District0x from the weekly and dev update. Plus, a shoutout to Ethlance from Jaide of Cryptalk was pretty cool. More partners joined the Hydro dApp store this week including Temporal, MESG and Colony. Hydrogen won the USA Nationals of the BBVA Open Talent Award which is one of the world’s largest fintech startup competitions. As a result, the team won the opportunity to present at the BBVA Open Summit in Madrid. Co-Founder Mike travelled to the World Blockchain Forum Conference in NYC to speak on Libra vs Hydro and data privacy. The South African Reserve Bank shortlisted Hydro for an accelerator programme in South Africa which will culminate in a Demo Day at the end of the month. Two winners from the Demo Day will be chosen who will get to pitch at the Singapore Fintech Festival and receive funding. Good Luck! To read a quick dev update, click here. The Sentivate community voted on whether to burn $SNTVT tokens or host a raffle. One way to participate in the vote was by signing a message through one’s wallet. How? Read this to find out. Chico Crypto’s deep dive interview with Founder Thomas Marchi was released this week. Continuing with last week’s discussion on universal domain system, this week we learned about how Domain Information Service works in the Universal Web.

And with that, it’s a close for this week at Parachute. Cheerio!
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The Network testnet deployed, Community Products server reaches MVP stage, new Marketplace functionality, and dev docs coming soon. See the latest progress in the Streamr dev update!

The Network testnet deployed, Community Products server reaches MVP stage, new Marketplace functionality, and dev docs coming soon. See the latest progress in the Streamr dev update!

Dev Update July 2019


Elk Development Board
Welcome to Streamr’s core dev team update for July 2019. You’re supposed to take a break in the summer months — not us. As we approach some crucial shipping deadlines, we have seen progress on multiple fronts including Network, Community Products and the Core app.
Before jumping into our internal progress, we would like to mention that one of our IoT partners, Elk, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign. Amazingly, they reached their funding goal in less than two days. They are building a development board for blockchain and the decentralized web. Check out this awesome video on punch bag payouts which details one of the many possible use cases when merging automated crypto payments and IoT. And if you’re a fan, like we are, give them your support :)
[PITCH] Elkrem - The smart contract that makes you fit !
It combines the simplicity of Arduino along with native support for decentralized networks. With only a few lines of code you can build IoT that interfaces with Ethereum, IPFS, Whisper, and more!
https://preview.redd.it/h0hi61n7t7f31.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=0c3da76cb36b4d83aeefb2efd66f8f96a7e0d2e6
Users will be able to stream data from the board easily to Streamr Marketplace via one of our SDKs, like the Javascript library, which allows authentication via Ethereum account.
Returning to our core dev monthly update, on the Network front we have finalised the deployment of the testnet. We are planning to mirror data from production servers and gather vital metrics to verify the current performance level. What comes next is running comprehensive stress testing with many node instances. By September we should be able to get some initial results from the testnet (which we hope to share) and continue further improvement from there. Expect a big reveal in October!
On the Community Products front, the initial version of the server has reached the MVP stage and is ready for internal testing. The admin fee feature has been completed too. This allows Community Product administrators to specify the percentage of overall product revenue they’d like to take as their fee. Of course, admins are at liberty to set their fee to zero. We have also started working on the Marketplace side to integrate new functionality and make it compatible with Community Products. In the coming months, we will also be releasing additional technical specs regarding Community Products, in order to allow existing and new community-driven projects to be built on top with greater ease.
Refreshed Streamr Developer Documentation
Additionally, we are overhauling the current landing page to improve conversion rates on our website. The new technical documentation section is almost ready too, with expanded content and a new design, offering a much better flow and user experience to developers interested in building on top of our solutions.
Finally, we are incredibly close to launching the stable version of the Core app. The beta version of the Core app has been open to the public for a few months now and we want to thank everyone who participated in our beta testing trial or provided feedback along the way.
If you’re a dev interested in the Streamr stack or have some integration ideas, you can join our community-run dev forum here.
As always, thanks for reading. Here’s our regular list of updates:

Network

  • Mock REST API for testnet and added new metrics to network.
  • Working on key exchange mechanism (still WIP): allows publishers and subscribers to exchange a symmetric key (used to encrypt and decrypt data) using asymmetric cryptography
  • Created fork of cloud-broker to push real-time data to testnet
  • Updating broker for new network version, also looking at testnet on AWS
  • Metrics from Broker nodes, done and merged, started on experiments for testnet
  • Setup mock API on Hetzner machine and Broker nodes reporting
  • Added tracker reporting to Streamr
  • Work on testnet optimisations: micro-batching on Cassandra
  • Bridged the real-time data in production to the test network and implemented some metrics reporting of the amount of data pushed to the test network

Community Products

  • Managed to get tests running on local environment. Next step is push it to Docker
  • Implemented admin fee cut feature
  • From truffle to regular mocha for code testing
  • Looking now at persistence Community Products server

Core app (Engine, Editor, Marketplace)

  • Doing design section of new page. Still some small responsive style fixes remaining
  • Docs review and editing, data price graph on landing page
  • Merged about us page, updates for top nav and mobile nav, updated partners section (more logos and structural changes) and timeline component
  • Worked on components of the “learn” pages
  • Fixed the editor bug logged by user Frederic
  • Responsive views for tablets and mobile. Localisation support for the page
  • Sharing a session between tabs to avoid login each time
  • Fixed Editor bugs on autosave functionality
  • New routes for new product editor

Labs

  • Apache Flink integration
  • Working on the airplane traffic streams
  • Demo for Community Products
  • Working with Kafka connect, starting Kafka streams
See the original post from Wei on Medium.
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[ 30 Days of ARK ] Day 06 - Delegate Services: Earn ARK For Your Comments

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30 Days of ARK

Day 06: Delegate Services

Earn ARK for your thoughts and comments!
FIRST, READ THE INITIAL POST AND RULES CLICKING HERE.

Topic Overview

ARK Delegates are people or teams of people who run delegate nodes all over the world, in order to secure the blockchain and create new ARK tokens. Unlike a simple Bitcoin or Ethereum miner, ARK delegates run unique and valuable community services that benefit the users of the network. This is part of the ARK protocol's value offering - after you create your bridgechain and start to build your own community for your project, you can hand it off to your community, and they will handle the network operations as well as community services and growth, creating an inspiration feedback loop as delegates inspire future delegates to launch bigger community services. This keeps value from 'leaking' out of your community's economy into the hands of miners who do not directly benefit your community other than running a node. Most delegates share their forged ARK with voters, according to each of their proposals. Voting rewards are voluntary and they are not system controlled. ARK.io does not run the ARK network. Responses are the sole opinion of ARK users and do not act as endorsements by ARK.io or its agents to vote for specific delegates.

Learn First

https://ArkDelegates.io
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(Many delegate services are featured here)
ARK Community Delegate Forum

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What do you think about the services ARK delegates offer? What are your favorite ones? Who are some of your favorite delegates? Do you feel ARK delegates are committed to helping the community grow? What future delegate services would you like to see? Write your response below. Don't worry, the final community website resource featuring responses from 30 Days of ARK will have a way for future users to contribute responses regarding future delegates that may not exist yet.

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$600/month with an ecommerce plugin [side project].

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.
Today's interview is with Joshua Howarth of Wheely Sales, a brand that sells exit popup app.
Some stats:

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hi! I’m Josh and I created Wheely Sales, a lucky wheel popup that works on any e-commerce platform. It’s basically like the Wheel of Fortune from the classic TV game show) - but fully customizable for your online store!
For a chance to win a prize or discount, visitors enter their email address and spin the wheel. Since it’s something fun and different for users, it has much higher opt-in rates (~12%) than regular exit popups. I also conform to the “eat your own dog food” premise and use Wheely Sales on its own landing page! :)
I’ve grown revenue from $0 to $600/month in just 4 months since getting started and over 1.1 million people have seen the wheel on my customers’ websites in that time.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

I have a background as a freelance software developer which has allowed me to bring various new app ideas to life in the past few years (in the time between other app development gigs).
But before Wheely Sales, all of my own personal app projects either had zero product/market fit, or worse - I had no actual clue how to monetize them. I built them simply because I thought they were a cool product that nobody had done before. Or I thought they had a chance to become huge. “Monetization will come later”, was my go-to thought.
My best example of this is Etherest which is an API that lets you interact with the Ethereum blockchain. It reached the first page on Hacker News for 24 hours and then interest generally fizzled out.
I learned the hard way that if nobody has built anything similar yet, it’s probably a big red flag. Competition is validation. And you need to know how your product will make money in month 1. So my new plan was to find existing successful products that have proven the market, but that might not serve all the market. Which is where I could step in.
I did my research and noticed the lucky wheel popup format had started appearing and worked really well at converting traffic. Both Spin-a-sale and Wheelio on the Shopify app store had hundreds of great reviews. Even on StarterStory, Eddie at Flyby mentioned how Spin-a-Sale “was the driving force in our email growth” and was converting at 12%!
But they were only available as a Shopify app. Other huge platforms like WooCommerce, BigCommerce and Squarespace were not provided for. For me, this was enough validation to just go for it! So I built Wheely Sales to be compatible with ANY website/platform and fill this gap in the market.

Take us through the process of building the product.

It took just over 1 month working full-time to code up the initial version of Wheely Sales. This was time I had between finishing a previous software contract and looking for my next freelance gig.
The app was originally lacking some functionality that might have been considered essential. For example, users had to customize their wheel prizes, text and branding but they couldn’t preview or test the wheel before putting it live on their e-commerce store in front of customers! But I just had to get something out the door and in front of potential customers to see if it sticks. This was my big concern.
As a developer used to locking myself in a room and building things, I didn’t know how to reach, market and sell to people. If I could figure out how to do this.. well then I could justify working on the app’s code and feature list some more.
The wheel pop up itself consists of plain old javascript files and assets. The most complicated part of this was the spin physics, but I actually found code to do this for $15 on ThemeForest which saved a lot of time.
Then, I overhauled all of this code so that it’s fully customizable to any customer’s brand colors, logos, and text. The most time-consuming part was ensuring that it all adapted to mobile screens, worked across different platforms (Wordpress/BigCommerce/Shopify/anything else) and across all the different browsers (Chrome/Safari/Firefox/etc). This was quite a headache to achieve!
Finally, I turned all this into a super simple 1-line script that anyone can paste into their site and install in two minutes just like Google Analytics.
The Wheely Sales backend runs on Express.js and uses MongoDB. And there’s also a user dashboard for wheel customization, leads collection and data analytics (which uses MeteorJS and React).

Describe the process of launching the business.

There wasn’t really a big launch for Wheely Sales. I did consider how I could launch it - my ego wanted to for sure! But I didn’t see how it would really help. The usual places people launch are Hacker News and Product Hunt as far as I’m aware.
But these audiences don’t exactly align with my target audience for Wheely Sales which is ecommerce store owners. I suppose I could have launched with an ad campaign, but I didn’t have the funds for this!
I’m also a little biased from my experience launching my app Etherest - it attracted a few thousand site visitors from a “Show HN” post on Hacker News that reached the front page for 24 hours. But the long-term impact of a traffic spike like this can sometimes be pretty underwhelming and frankly demoralizing.
For Wheely Sales I did however set up a slick looking landing page using Webflow, with a video demo of the product above the fold as soon as you open the page. I knew that I had to have visitors at least see the product in action if nothing else before they left the page.
I increasingly find with other product/service websites that you sometimes can’t immediately figure out what they’re actually selling - and I’ll be damned if I fall into that pattern!
Wheely Sales has subscription pricing with a 10-day free trial. The free trial is very effective since users get to see real results within days and can then justify the cost with the huge numbers of email subscribers they convert. I decided to price by the number of wheel views since this scales well with both the cost of serving the popup to more web visitors and also the value attained by the customer with more views/subscribers. There are three pricing tiers:
My first paying customer was an absolute breeze - I woke up one morning with a payment confirmation email and that was it. It’s a really strange transition to selling a product rather than time. Where someone you’ve never met, spoken to or even messaged pays you (from Italy in this case) and you didn’t actively do anything for them specifically. Occasionally things go wrong though and my second customer wasn’t so smoothly acquired! After helping to onboard and install them on BigCommerce at midnight due to time differences, I had to quickly debug and fix the wheel in Firefox which looked like this...
I use Intercom which is great because it gives you a live chat interface to onboard potential customers. But at the same time, this real-time nature (especially the ‘seen’ notification!) really turns up the heat in times like these.

Since launch, what has worked to attract and retain customers?

My target customer is any e-commerce store owner actively looking to improve their email opt-in rate and grow their email list. And since Wheely Sales runs on any ecommerce platform and most people want more email subscribers, this is basically everyone!
I attracted initial customers using email outreach and forum/Facebook group participation. I would specifically find websites using adjacent plugins that also help conversions/opt-ins and then reach out. This works because these are people who are proactively trying to improve their website conversions and are also willing to pay for a solution.
To breakdown the process, for example I found social proof apps like ProveSource or opt-in bars like HelloBar. Then you can use sites like NerdyData to find which websites run these plugins, and then visit each website to assess the prospect’s potential. If good, then you use Hunter.io to get their email address and reach out to them explaining how you can help them specifically. With cold emails like this, the trick is quality over quantity, concisely explaining your value and making it about their business not your product.
Facebook groups have also been a source of some leads, but you have to regularly participate in a non-promotional way and provide value, or you will get banned for marketing almost immediately. Specifically, I find interesting articles that my potential customers would find valuable. I then post a summary of these to ecommerce groups and reply to any comments or messages. I’m not directly posting a link to Wheely Sales in the group, but I get 5-10 people every week who message me directly in response. I’ve been able to start a conversation with them and sometimes I can recommend Wheely Sales as a way to grow their ecommerce.
A big part of attaining and retaining users has been providing great customer support. I try to respond ASAP to any messages that come through Intercom. This is especially important since the app needs to be installed on customers’ online stores to get started. I’ve found that the customers I interact with the most via Intercom generally go on to be the most satisfied and loyal customers!

How are you doing today and what does the future look like?

As a bootstrapped app most of the $600/mo business revenue is profit and it’s growing slowly month on month.
But it’s been critical to carefully manage and monitor costs since Wheely Sales is bootstrapped and served to hundreds of thousands of web visitors per week. For example, I was using Amazon S3 initially to serve static assets, but after a big website with 3 million views per month installed Wheely Sales I quickly noticed $50/day AWS costs. I promptly moved to serving these assets behind Cloudflare’s CDN! Despite this, I still think it’s better to get something out there initially and worry about scaling issues when you actually get to scale as happened here.
The two priorities going forwards are expanding the product’s feature set and also exploring new customer acquisition channels. I’ve recently added Mailchimp and Zapier integrations, and I’m currently listening to customer feedback to prioritize what’s next. The real challenge is figuring out how to reach the next order of magnitude in terms of customer acquisition, so in the next few months I’m going to start some small experiments with Facebook ads and other paid channels.

Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

I’ve learned so much, but one piece of advice I don’t hear too often elsewhere is to say no to user feature requests that take focus away from the core value proposition. This is even harder when the feature might convert them to a paying customer! But if you try and cater to everyone you actually cater to nobody.
For example, I added a feature that lets you provide a prize URL link instead of a coupon code as a wheel prize. This would allow blogs to use Wheely Sales with their lead magnets such as ebooks and other free downloads. But very few customers actually ended up using this feature and now it potentially distracts and confuses new users. So avoid feature bloat!
Another big one is to always follow up with leads that have gone cold. You may think that you’ve lost them and shouldn’t pester them, but from my experience people just get busy and forget. They actually appreciate the follow-up, it shows you’re serious and they convert more often than you’d expect.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources?

I can honestly say that both IndieHackers.com and StarterStory.com have been tremendous for providing me real-life examples for inspiration, motivation & learning.

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

You don’t have to make the next new shiny billion dollar app. You could instead take a product that’s already working and serve it to a new market in a different way.
Also, persistence and patience are key. This is something I personally find difficult to remember. You may get stuck at particular revenue levels and customers may fail to convert, but if you keep chipping away then you’ll get there.

Where can we go to learn more?

If you have any questions or comments, drop a comment below!
Liked this text interview? Check out the full interview with photos, tools, books, and other data.
Interested in sharing your own story? Send me a PM
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who came up with the ethereum logo and why?

The name Ethereum/Ether is connected to a cultural meaning, what about the logo?
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Ethereum Name/Logo Origin

So as Ethereum has been making waves in the world at the moment I've always seen the logo as extremely familiar. Well here I am asking the question to put my mind at rest.
I am a long-time MTG player and I have to say that there is an almost uncanny similarity to the Ethereum logo and MTG's Zendikar expansion logo. (2009) [(http://imgur.com/5mDk2SP)]
Then I looked a little bit further and there is a Planeswalker that goes by the name of Tezzeret. His bio states that "his body is enhanced with the magical alloy etherium, a practice common among Esperites." (2008) [(http://imgur.com/965S04d)]
Any info on this would be awesome!
Source: [(http://magic.wizards.com/en/story/planeswalkers/tezzeret)]
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Welcome to CrowdIF Bounty Campaign

A WHOPPING 2,490,000 CIF COINS TO BE REWARDED!
CrowdIF is inviting a community of like minded cryptocurrency enthusiasts and specialists to benefit from the bounty program.
In order to show your appreciation towards the project we have structured tiers of how you can get rewarded for partnering with CrowdIF. In turn, this will make this project more successful, stronger and to educate the users of cryptocurrency of how this project is unique. CrowdIF has the ability to judge the market trends with its crowd intelligence feature and initiate positive changes in the market.
For those people unfamiliar with bounty programs, this is a reward feature offered by the company in order to help deploy the project in the market using social media platforms and translate in other languages in order to reach the worldwide audience.
To ensure transparency amongst our valuable participants of the bounty program we will update our structured table fortnightly for members to keep a track of their progress of achievements and further motivate them to aim higher! The reward will be distributed in CIF Coins, please note CrowdIF reserves the right to disqualify any participant should they be found cheating or exploiting the system as well as disobeying the bounty campaigns rules. The categories of campaigns that you can achieve from are listed below.
The Crowd IF Bounty Allocation:
Commencing Date : May 21, 2018
Campaign 1: Signature campaign : 23% allocation – 572,700 CIF Coins Campaign 2: Articles campaign : 14% allocation – 348,600 CIF Coins Campaign 3: Twitter campaign : 11.5% allocation – 286,350 CIF Coins Campaign 4: Translations campaign : 3.5% allocation – 87,150 CIF Coins Campaign 5: Telegram campaign : 11% allocation 273,900 CIF Coins Campaign 6: Reddit campaign : 1.5% allocation 37,350 CIF Coins Campaign 7: Medium campaign : 4% allocation 99,600 CIF Coins Campaign 8: Facebook campaign : 14% allocation 348,600 CIF Coins Campaign 9: YouTube campaign : 9% allocation 224,100 CIF Coins Campaign 10: OtheCustom campaign : 10% 249,000 CIF Coins
In order to qualify for the Crowd IF Bounty program, the candidate is required to apply to [email protected] , in this application please include all your social media platform links. Alternatively, use our thread on Bitcoin Talk.
Guidelines for Signature Campaign
Article Campaign Guidelines
Create your own content about Crowd IF and spreading the word about crowd if on various Cryptocurrency platforms and blogs. The distribution of the coins will be Dependant on the creativity and quality of the content, and VIP article creators will receive an additional 1% of the token allocation for the creation of good quality content on a regular basis. Do not forget to link Crowd IF to your content alongside your Signature.
Blog Posts High Quality Content Minimum 500 Words – 10F Coins Medium Quality Content 300 Words – 7CIF Coins Low Quality Content 200 Words – 4CIF Coins
Forum Posts High Quality Content Minimum 800 Words – 20 CIF Coins Medium Quality Content 600 Words – 15 CIF Coins Low Quality Content 450 Words – 8 CIF Coins START NOW!
Reddit Campaign Guidelines
We are awarding original and persuasive content for Reddit, anything we find copied or of misleading nature will result in instant disqualification. We encourage use of our logos and graphics from our social media and ANN. Crowd IF requires a minimum of 4 posts per week and 10 comments. We encourage participants to raise interesting questions in regards to Crowd IF that will engage other customers and to promote the project in the most persuasive manner. You will also be required to compare the project with others in the market and tell the audience how this is better than others, you may obtain this data from the white paper. You are required to send evidence of your posts and comments to [email protected]
Reddit Posts 4 – 8 – 10 CIF Coins Per Week 8 – 14 – 20 CIF Coins Per Week 15+ Posts – 35 CIF Coins Per Week
Reddit Comments 5 – 10 – 5 Coins Per Week 10 – 15 – 10 Coins Per Week 20+ 20 CIF Coins Per Week START NOW!
Facebook Campaign Guidelines
In order to qualify for the Facebook campaign you must like the CrowdIF account, account authenticity will be audited as fake accounts will result in instant disqualification. It is mandatory to like and share all Facebook posts and leave a gap of one hour between posts. Please include #CrowdIF #CIF #CIFcoin #Cryptocurrency #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum hashtags in your post. After completion please send evidence of this with screenshots of the post.
Facebook Like & Share 100-500 Followers/Friends 2 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 500-1500 Followers/Friends 5 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 1500-3000 Followers/Friends 8 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 3000 Plus Followers/Friends: 12 CIF Coins Per Like & Share
Facebook Post Creation Please note this will be judged on terms of the quality of the content and awarded accordingly. 100-500 Followers/Friends 10 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 500-1500 Followers/Friends 20 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 1500-3000 Followers/Friends 25 CIF Coins Per Like & Share 3000 Plus Followers/Friends: 35 CIF Coins Per Like & Share START NOW!
YouTube/Vimeo Campaign Guidelines
In order to qualify for the Youtube/Vimeo campaign you must have a minimum of 50 Subscribers, due to the nature of this project, we will manually assess each video and judge its quality of content. The main features to include in this is Crowd IF’s features and contain high resolution. You may upload these on Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion and other platforms. We request you to manually submit your intentions of how you will promote Crowd IF and we will inform you of the reward as a matter of urgency. We are aware of how lucrative video promotions can be for Crowd IF and are willing to deploy extensive rewards for this campaign. START NOW!
Telegram Campaign Guidelines
A great way to earn from the telegram campaign, our requirements are first of all to simply spread the word in your telegram group about Crowd IF, should you wish to create more interesting and persuasive content about Crowd IF this will be rewarded at an extra 5 CIF coins per post. Please send a screenshot of your post and report it in the thread.
100-249 Members: 2 CIF Coins Per Post 250-749 Members: CIF Coins Per Post 750-2499 Members: 8 CIF Coins Per Post 2500+ Members: 10 CIF Coins Per Post START NOW!
Twitter Campaign Guidelines
In order to qualify for the Twitter Campaign the participant must follow @CrowdIF on twitter and fill in the following form and submit this to [email protected]. Please note a minimum of 5 Re-tweets and a maximum of 20 Per Week.
Tweets (Screen shots & Tweet Link) Re-tweets (Screen shots & RT Link) CIF Coins will be distributed in the following structure at the start of the campaign. 300 – 800 followers – 1 CIF Coin Per RT 801 to 1500 followers – 2 CIF Coins Per RT 1501 – 5000 followers – 3 CIF Coins Per RT 5001 – 9999 Followers – 4 CIF Coins Per RT 10,000+ Followers – 6 CIF Coins Per RT START NOW!
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If opportunity doesn’t knock, Build a door! CrowdIF
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Pre-proposal -- Smart Reach Partnership Proposal -- Jan 2019

This proposal is for Decred to enter into paid partnership with Smart Reach.
This partnership will grant Decred the following:
1 x Monthly State of the project podcast/AMA/ interview
1 x Governance Conference Call per month
5 x adverts within Smart reach releases per month
1 x ITK episode with Tom White of Sky Sports News
Decred logo on all smart reach graphics related to sponsored shows
We believe that the State of the project and Governance conference calls will go a long way towards making your decentralised governance more effective, reduce voter apathy and give proposers a better platform to share their products and ideas. The value of these two items far outweighs the small cost of partnership in our opinion.
Who are Smart Reach?
Token Tv is an established but little viewed Podcast and media hub. Token Tv was developed to bring content to Crypto enthusiasts and newcomers alike with various shows both audio and video. Token Tv has published 15 Podcasts so far including 10 Token tv plus episodes, 3 Developers corner Podcast. And 2 Conference calls. There have also been 3 UX review videos made by Chockablock.io under the Token Tv brand. Token Tv has since rebranded to Smart Reach and will be adding ‘state of the project’ a monthly roundup podcast on 4 various projects to the podcast is released weekly.
The Smart reach team
Carl ‘ Cryptosi’ Anthony --
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-anthony-bsc-a8535167/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21x4ofbNjMA
Carl has been involved in Crypto since late 2012, working on working on various projects, most notably PIVX where he is still a team member. Carl’s passion for media was realised when he joined Token TV mid 2018, he likes to combine his knowledge of crypto with his desire to meet new people and smart reach is the perfect blend of the the two.
Douglas ‘Brought’ Broughton --
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-broughton-1b1073143/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j96xmsiqHM
Doug is the founder of AFEW Ideas, a decentralized organization dedicated to solving our atmospheric, food, energy and water scarcity issues. He is assisting PIVX with ambassador recruitment to help educate, energize, and promote adoption of its cryptocurrency. Doug is also the co-founder of Vendible, a safe, community driven marketplace for cryptocurrency adoption.
Thomas ‘Tommy’ White --
https://twitter.com/tomwhitemedia?lang=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxRdYFWIGuM
Tom White is an experienced broadcaster and event host, best known for his current role as a lead presenter on Sky Sports News. He has hosted coverage of major sporting events including the World Cup, European Championships and the Olympics, as well as being one of the faces of Sky Deadline Day. His regular show on a Saturday evening during the football season, Goals Express, is now part of a football fans' weekly routine
What shows we create?
ITK Crypto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jhJJOVbp-E
ITK crypto is our flagship podcast which brings in project leaders and important figures from the crypto currency world. We started off our rebranded show (formerly token tv +) with a BANG in the form of OEX one of China’s biggest exchanges by trade volume! ITK is available on youtube, Spotify, GooglePlay, and other popular podcast locations
Rss feed : https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/225762.rss
Developers corner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBwxFw_N2c
Developers corner is a Podcast where CryptoSI quizzes some of the top Developers in the Crypto currency space, and asks them questions based on their actual public githubs and projects that they are building. It is aimed to be slightly more tech heavy than most podcasts, but information is delivered in a simple bite sized chunk.
UX reviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fxv-UhIYe8&t=3s
Smart Reach resident UX expert Geoffrey Robertson (chockablock.io) reviews the User interface and experience of well known Prediction market software Augur. This feature length in depth review is a must see for UI/UX devs, packed with useful insight into how people especially newbies to crypto will view this Ethereum stalwart. https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrey-robertson/
Governance Calls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmN75BGYCwg
The purpose of this conference call is to give the projects who are seeking Partnership with PIVX a forum with which to put their ideas forward and a forum for PIVians to ask questions and help guide the Alliance in both projects best interests. The call will last at least 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours and will follow a scheduled outline which is shared before the call.
State of the Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOYZv8zi96Q
State of the Project is a Monthly Podcast based on various awesome Crypto projects. The podcast delves into the current status of the projects and gathers news from important team members about the upcoming developments and advances..
Social Media Following
Twitter combined 8K+ Facebook combined 3k+ Youtube -100 -- Steemit combined 1K+ Instagram -100
Our social media numbers are still low, but considering we have just rebranded totally we should experience a rapid growth in our reach, with Tom whites media connections Our social media reach will be much larger in coming months
What you will get, in depth.
1 x Monthly State of the project podcast/AMA/ interview
This will allow you to keep your community updated on developments and progress towards roadmap items, but more than this this allows community members to get involved and ask directions directly to team members and even put forward proposals and make suggestions for the progress of your project.
The podcast will be recorded in Discord using Craig-Bot, this allows our professional sound engineer to alter each persons individual channel to get the best possible quality on a remotely recorded call. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo%C3%A3o-zurzica-90699b91/
Once recorded, calls will be shared in the CMT discord, on youtube and posted to all the popular places that all Smart Reach content is located, this gives your project the opportunity to be seen by people outside of its usual userbase.
1 x Governance Conference Call per month
Decentralised projects are still getting to grips with developing strong social layers for community interaction and tackling voter apathy, currently very few projects dedicate any time to giving their community an audio forum with which to share and investigate proposals. Smart reach through its governance conference call program is doing just that, and the benefits are clear and obvious from the short amount of time they have been incorporated in PIVX, that not only to they help find excellent proposals, but they also help to highlight poor ones and stop the community from misallocating funds or trust.
The governance call will be held in discord and after being recorded will be promoted on facebook and reddit with PAID advertising (cost covered by partnership fee) and the podcast will be uploaded to youtube, itunes spotify and all other serious podcasting hosting arenas. This service is one that is absolutely critical to any serious decentralised governance effort.
5 x adverts within Smart reach releases per month
Smart reach will be releasing plenty of content weekly featuring guests from various projects, these episodes will be listened to and shared by these communities and your project will have a short advert within the content, this is great exposure for your brand a considering these episodes will have paid advertising on facebook reddit and other platforms we expect the reach to be extensive and very well targetted. Each advert will be recorded in a state of the art studio by Tom White himself and be edited by a professional sound engineer to the highest possible quality. We will clarify the script before hand (please see script below)
Advert script -- (to be decided by Decred community and team, help will be needed)
1 x ITK episode with Tom White of Sky Sports News Your project will be featured on our flagship podcast free of charge.
Decred logo on all smart reach graphics related to sponsored shows As well as the audio advert, your logo will also be featured on any graphics made for the show, our professional experienced graphics team are Rhubarb media, an experienced crypto branding company based in canada who have built all of our graphics to the highest standards. You can see for yourself on our thumbnails that our visuals are awesome (we dont like to brag) https://twitter.com/rhubarbmedia?lang=en
What are the long term plans for smart reach?
Smart Reach is an ambitious project that aims to move a centralised media company into a decentralised media organisation. For more details feel free to read our proposal here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_--JQ37uGTMlJYnZQkkn1fhKQdVPY1kphboPsd-kZis/edit?usp=sharing
You may also comment on it. (bear in mind, its not complete)
Feel free to contact us on our linked in pages or join our Discord space, located in the CMT discord: https://
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What is COLX doing to compete and break out?

First of all, I want to say I'm exited about COLX and I bought a significant amount, so consider me a stakeholder. This post might seem a little aggressive but I'd like to have a serious discussion on this topic.
I've been active in the crypto world for 6 years now and I've seen the rise and fall of many coins. A lot of coins have launched with a good idea but I've seen many of them quietly die out and bleed to death (when is the last time you heard about sexcoin?). Often this is because they are created with good intentions, but they are never marketed or even mentioned anywhere (again, sexcoin was supposed to be THE coin for the sex industry, have you even heard about it? they never even tried to sell it outside of their local forum... let alone actually trying to take it to the sex industry).
I have the feeling ColossusXT is heading in the same direction. You have a shiny logo, a wallet and a decent idea. However, it was released 3 months ago and I saw it pop up on reddit/4chan maybe once. Most of my crypto friends have not even heard of it. No offence, but even this subreddit is pretty empty.
On top of that, there are other coins with similar goals and competing tech that ARE being marketed and that are known by the mainstream traders. In my opinion COLX is not going to be able to compete on the technology level, so its only shot at breaking out is to make sure that everyone knows about it ASAP.
I have read the roadmap for COLX, and it looks like some steps will be taken to address this (whitepaper, exchanges, ...) but I feel it might be too late by then. Currently, at least 10 new coins are created every day, all of them with fancy promises and shiny logos. The crypto market is moving at lightning speed and COLX is not even trying to keep up.
In my opinion some things need to change, and soon:
I hope I don't come off as too negative, but I've seen many projects die like this and I don't want this to happen to COLX. I hope that by posting this I can at least share the sentiment that a little more effort will be required to make this work.
I'd like to point out that even a literal ETH fork (no changes, it was created as a test project) with a cat face slapped on it has been doing better than COLX: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/nekonium/
This project was launched for presentation of implementation example of Ethereum copy coin and learning Ethereum function. We hope that you can learn Ethereum and crypto currency system through sending and receiving and mining of Nekonium.
Nekonium's gain is not because the tech is good. It's because they actually marketed it. They were at conventions, they are active on the big crypto forums, they made an effort to tell everyone about it. They didn't even need fancy tech, big partners or sponsors, they did this through community effort.
COLX has the potential, but I think the devs and community need to step up their game a little. If you don't agree, try starting a COLX thread on a forum with knowledgable crypto traders, I guarantee you someone will aggressively shoot down COLX due to the lack of a whitepaper or decent exchanges in the first 5 posts, further damaging the image for anyone else visiting the thread (I'm talking from experience here). And honestly, I don't blame them, they have a point.
EDIT: I really like the new website, good job :)
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WeLocal Bounty Campaign - Earn for Participating

Welocal Bounty Campaign General overview of WeLocal bounty campaign

Below is the general overview of what you can do to participate in the WeLocal bounty campaign and receive your rewards. Most of the campaign revolves around sharing of information about WLC through social media channels. It involves users using their accounts on the most popular social media platforms and their posts, comments, repostings containing links to official WLC resources may entitle them to rewards; some of the activity that could get you rewards
The WeLocal bounty campaign will begin on March 26th and will run for 10 weeks.
The total bounty bonus to be paid to all participants will be 2% of the total amount of coins distributed during that time.
Base requirements for all participants
1. User must register at network.welocal.com
2. Create WLC account

Introductory Campaign (FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, SteemIt, Medium, Telegram)

Qualifications and requirements
  1. Join official groups and like our recent posts
  2. Download your wallet and create your WLC account (using online wallet is acceptable but not recommended)
  3. Register your account at network.welocal.com
What would you get?
50 WLC
How to claim your reward
Submit your claim through internal messaging on network.welocal.com with your Manager
Report form

Social media campaign (FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, SteemIt, Medium)

Account requirements, stakes and rules
Facebook
Must be your real, original page, with avatar and actual information about you. Fake, dead, inactive and bot accounts will not be accepted. Should have at least 100 real friends/followers.
Budget - 15% of the total budget of the campaign.
  1. Minimum 3 but not more than 21 shares per week.
  2. Maximum 1 share within 2 hours and not more than 4 shares within 24 hours.
  3. Participants must like WeLocal’s page and share/like posts.
  4. Shares/posts must have a link to the WeLocal.com, WeLocal registration page or telegram group and at least 3 of the following hashtags: #WeLocal #StableCoin #Blockchain #BitCoin #Ethereum #Crowdfunding #Decentralized #Cryptocurrency #Crypto #WLC #ICO #invest #tokensale
  5. All shared articles must also be liked.
  6. Anything shared that is older than 3 days, will not be counted.
  7. Any post containing nonsense will not be counted and may disqualify you from participation.
  8. If you can't find any new posts from our official Facebook account, kindly make a short post about WeLocal and use all of our official hashtags + our website link.
  9. Do not quote or edit a previous post.
  10. Terms and Condition can be changed or added.
100-499 Followers/Friends: 1 stake per share+like
500-1499 Followers/Friends: 2 stakes per share+like
1500-2999 Followers/Friends: 4 stakes per share+like
3000-4999 Followers/Friends: 6 stakes per share+like
5000+ Followers/Friends: 8 stakes per share+like
Double the stakes for a thoughtful original post related to WeLocal
Twitter
Must be your original, real Twitter account. Fake, dead, inactive and bot accounts will not be accepted. Should have at least 200 followers. Your twitter audit (https://www.twitteraudit.com/) score must be equal to at least 85% and only real followers will count.
Budget - 15% of the total budget of the campaign.
1. Minimum 3 tweets/retweets per week. with no more than 21 per week.
2. Maximum 1 tweet/retweet within 2 hours and no more than 4 tweets/retweets within 24 hours.
3. Must follow official Welocal Twitter account.
4. Tweets/retweets must have at least 3 of these hashtags: #Welocal #Stablecoin #Blockchain #Bitcoin #Ethereum #Crowdfunding #Decentralized #Cryptocurrency #Crypto #WLC #ICO #invest #tokensale and have a link to the WeLocal.com, WeLocal registration page or telegram group
5. You can retweet WeLocal’s tweets or create your own content by using YouTube channel, blog, etc., with links to anything related to Welocal.
6. All retweeted tweets must also be liked.
7. Retweeting anything older than 3 days will NOT be counted.
8. Do not quote or edit previous posts. It will not be counted.
9. Terms and Condition can be changed or added.
200-749 followers: 1 stake per tweet/retweet
750-1499 followers: 2 stakes per tweet/retweet
1500-4999 followers: 4 stakes per tweet/retweet
5000-9999 followers: 6 stakes per tweet/retweet
10000+ followers: 8 stakes per tweet/retweet
Double the stakes for a thoughtful original Tweet related to WeLocal
YouTube
Must be real account with avatar and subscribed to our YouTube channel. Must upvote and comment our videos.
Budget - 5% of the total budget of the campaign.
1 upvote = 1 stake (One per video)
1 comment = 2 stakes (One per video)
1 helpful answer to a comment = 2 stakes (up to 5)
Reddit
Real account with avatar, to comment official WLC threads. Your account should be at least 20 days old and have at least 30 posts or comments karma. To create new threads - 50+ post karma (thread/post must contain links to WLC site and official thread)
Budget - 10% of the total budget of the campaign.
  1. Must befriend user: WeLocal
  2. Must subscribe to subreddit: WeLocal
  3. External posts should link to either WeLocal.com Website, registration page or telegram group.
  4. Any kind of spam will not be rewarded.
  5. For a post to be counted, it needs to be posted in the official subreddit, or cryptocurrency related subreddits like bitcoin, ethereum, ethtrader, icocrypto, cryptocurrency
  6. UpVote WeLocal related posts
  7. Must have at least 3 upvotes per week, but no more than 1 within 1 hour will be counted, no more than 4 per 24 hours or 21 per week
  8. Must have at least 3 posts or comments per week, but not more than 3 within 24 hours will be counted and not more than 1 per hour and no more than 21 per week
1 upvote = 1 stake
1 comment = 2 stakes
1 post/share = 10 stakes
Submitting Welocal related story to other subreddits with 100 to 500 readers = 20 stakes
Submitting Welocal related story to other subreddits with 501 to 1500 readers = 30 stakes
Submitting Welocal related story to other subreddits with 1501 to 3000 readers = 40 stakes
Submitting Welocal related story to other subreddits with 3001 + readers = 50 stakes
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 50 upvotes +10%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 250 upvotes +25%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 500 upvotes +50%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 1000 upvotes +100%
Bonus stakes will be awarded based on users Karama at least 100 +10%
Bonus stakes will be awarded based on users Karama at least 500 +20%
Bonus stakes will be awarded based on users Karama at least 1000 +25%
Bonus stakes will be awarded based on users Karama at least 2500 +35%
Bonus stakes will be awarded based on users Karama at least 10000 +50%
Bonus stakes will be awarded to users with minimum of 100 posts in Crypto related subreddits +25%
SteemIt
Must be real account with avatar, to comment and like official WLC posts. Accounts with fake followers will not be paid. Your account should be at least 20 days old. have at least 5 followers and 5 posts.
Budget - 7% of the total budget of the campaign.
1. Participants must follow and stay on WeLocal's steemit account until the end of campaign.
2. Participants must share and upvote WeLocal posts to relevant social media outlets
3. Participants can add helpful comments
4. Should not share any posts that are more than 3 days old.
5. If participant has nothing to repost can create his own original post.
Reward will depend on followers.
Following WeLocal official account = 1 stake/week
resteemit to 25-100 followers: 1 stake + upvote.
resteemit to 101-500 followers: 2 stakes + upvote.
resteemit to 501-1500 followers: 3 stakes + upvote.
resteemit to 1501-3000 followers: 4 stakes + upvote.
resteemit to 3001 - 5000 followers: 6 stakes + upvote.
resteemit to 5001 - 10000 followers: 8 stakes + upvote.
resteemit to 10001 + followers: 10 stakes + upvote.
Minimum 3 shares/upvotes per week
Maximum 4 shares/upvotes per day, but not more than 1 per hour and not more than 21 shares/upvotes per week
1 comment = 2 stakes (One per article)
1 helpful answer to a comment = 2 stakes (up to 5)
1 helpful original post about WeLocal = 20 stakes
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 10 upvotes +5%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 50 upvotes +10%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 100 upvotes +25%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 250 upvotes +50%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 500 upvotes +100%
Bonus stakes will be awarded if comment or post receives at least 1000 upvotes +200%
***Medium*** 
Must be real account with avatar, to comment and like official WLC posts. Your account should have at least 5 followers and 5 claps.
Budget - 3% of the total budget of the campaign.
1 upvote = 1 stake (One per article)
1 comment = 2 stakes (One per article)
1 helpful answer to a comment = 2 stakes (up to 5)
1 share WeLocal and relevant posts = 3 stakes
Performance Tracking
Need to submit the form with user ID; links to all your accounts that participated in bounty campaign; links to all shares you did - posts, comments, threads, videos; your WLC wallet number *

*your WLC wallet number (you can find it in your WLC wallet after you login into your account)

Report form

Telegram & Skype campaign

Qualifications and requirements Must be your real account, with avatar, to comment and help moderate the official channel.
  1. Join the official group: Telegram, Skype
  2. Use our avatar + welocal.com name extension.
  3. Nick | WeLocal.com|
  4. Enter status “It pays to use WeLocal!”.
  5. Provide helpful information to new users.
Budget - 7% of the total budget of the campaign.
Join the Telegram: 1 Stake per week
1 Stake per 5 messages in the chat by regular participant.
Be promoted to moderator: 25 Stakes
1 Stake per 2 messages in the chat by moderator.
Minimum 5 but no more than 20 messages per week for each regular participant.
Maximum 1 messages within 1 hour and no more than 5 within 24 hours for each regular participant.
Minimum 5 but no more than 40 messages per week for each moderator.
Maximum 3 messages within 1 hour and no more than 15 within 24 hours for each moderator.
Messages should be relevant and helpful to the discussion of the topic.
Performance Tracking
Need to submit the form with user ID and link to profile. Have correct avatar, name extention and status. Time and copy of the message (if any) and WeLocal account number *
*your WLC wallet number (you can find it in your WLC wallet after you login into your account)
Report form

Signature, Avatar and personal text (BitCoinTalk campaign)

Qualifications and requirements
Reward will depends on the user level, but must be at least Jr. Member.
1. Signature, avatar and personal text must be kept until the stakes have been calculated after the end of the campaign plus about a week for these calculations to be finished and spreadsheet was updated with your final post count. Removing a signature before the end of the post count will simply disqualify you.
2. A minimum of 15 meaningful posts per week must be made during this period. Off-topic, spam and meaningless posts will not be counted.
3. Posts in the off-topic threads will not get counted and spamming and trolling of all kinds will simply get the participant disqualified. Posts should be made in “Alternate cryptocurrencies” or “Trading Discussion” sections of the forum (but NOT the bounties sections).
4. Eligible posts must be 85 Character Long.
5. The content of the signatures maybe be modified up to two times during the campaign and updating it is a required for all participants. Thus, it is required to provide a valid email address with your registration form so the updates can be provided to you.
6. Terms and Condition can be changed or added if necessary.
Bounty
15% of the total budget, will be distributed among all participants of “Signature, Avatar and personal text Bounty”
  • Jr. Member: 1 stake/week
  • Member: 2 stakes/week
  • Full Member: 3 stake/week
  • Sr. Member: 5 stake/week
  • Hero/Legendary: 7 stake/week
Bonus: Each member can receive additional 20% stake (up to 100%) for 3 additional messages (above 15) specifically in WeLocal thread by providing helpful comments, information and answers about WeLocal.
Performance Tracking
  1. Add avatar with logo and signature, personal message.link to avatar
  2. Add avatar, signature and description of WeLocal to profile.
  3. Needs to apply and submit report (fill in this form) and declare user ID, Time, BTT UserName, URL, Member Rank, WLC account*

*your WLC wallet number (you can find it in your WLC wallet after you login into your account)

Report form

Content creation campaign (Video, Blogging, Articles)

Content created must be original. It must be about WeLocal. As an example it may include the following topics that explain the idea of WeLocal, it's advantages, how people can use it, why people should participate in it etc.
Bounty
20% of the total budget will be distributed among all participants of “Content creation campaign”
Qualifications and requirements
  1. All the videos or articles must be published online and accessible by everyone.
  2. You can use official images, logos, graphics posted on welocal website, official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  3. To prove ownership of your blog or media you must add your WeLocal userID or Bitcointalk profile link in your blog or video description.
  4. The blog/forum you post it in must be focused on a relevant topic.
  5. Blogs/forums/videos in languages other than English may also be accepted
  6. Compensation will depend on the quality of content and amount of viewers.
  7. Video should have minimum length of 2 minutes or text should be longer than 500 words.
  8. At a minimum it must have 2 links to the site, WP, registration page and official telegram channel.
  9. Material presented must be original.
  10. It should fulfil the goal of educating the public about WeLocal
  11. Reposting to one more relevant site will give an extra 50% of stakes. Only one repost per article is allowed. Articles of superb quality may be reposted to official site, youtube channel and will bring in additional stakes.
  12. Special bonuses for video/text that would reach 5K views goes viral
OK content is 1 stake
Good content is 2 stakes
High quality is 3 stakes
500 views - will give you 1 more stake
1 500 - will give you 2 more stakes
3 000 - will give you 3 more stakes
5 000 - will give you 5 more stakes
10 000 - will give you 7 more stakes
Performance Tracking
Need to submit the form with user ID and profile link, number of followers, and link to the post, blog, article or video and WeLocal account number *
*your WLC wallet number (you can find it in your WLC wallet after you login into your account)
Report form

Bounty Referral Campaign (AnyWhere)

Qualifications and requirements
If you know of any people who may be interested in participating in our bounty campaign and/or later participate in our ecosystem then this invitation is for you. You’ll make % of what they will bring to the system up to 4 levels deep. Plus receive 25 coins for each invited friend.
What would you get?
25 WLC
Performance Tracking
Need to submit the form with user ID and list of users who joined. Users who joined must have their profiles filled out with a minimum of social network accounts confirmed or minimum deposit made and your WeLocal account number*
*your WLC wallet number (you can find it in your WLC wallet after you login into your account)
Report form

Best Bounty Hunter Challenge (AnyWhere)

Qualifications and requirements
Are you one of the best or do you know one of the best? Than this challenge and REWARD is for you. If the group (that will grow based on your effort) were to become top 5%, 15% or 35% in that week you would be entitled to receive a part of additional referral bonus distribution based on the TOTAL growth of the system in that period.
What would you get?
1% of the total amount of WLC sold for the period will be distributed proportionally to 5% of the best producers of that period. (THAT’S LIKE MAKING UP TO 28% FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE)
1% of the total amount of WLC sold for the period will be distributed proportionally to next 10% of the best producers of the WeLocal ecosystem (15% of the best producers less 5% of the very best). (THAT’S LIKE MAKING UP TO 18% FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE)
1% of the total amount of WLC sold for the period will be distributed proportionally to the next 20% of the best producers of the WeLocal ecosystem (35% of the best producers less 15% of the very best). (THAT’S LIKE MAKING UP TO 13% FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE)
Performance Tracking
Internal calculations

Build your followers base (AnyWhere)

Qualifications and requirements
Do you want to participate in different bounty programs but you don't have enough followers? Than this invitation is for you. Join our franchise program and build your influencer network based on up to 750,000 active people FOR LIFE
What would you get?
By joining our franchise program and by inviting other people to join it too you would be able to build huge followers base (more than 750,000) in your choice of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Instagram and any other. Can you imaging how influential your voice would like with such a big followers base.
Performance Tracking
Internal calculations
If you wish to organize local event or have other ideas how to promote WeLocal, get in touch with us and let us know ideas. Rewards will be negotiated on a case by case basis.
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