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Genaro Community Evangelist Plan

Become a Genaro Community Evangelist Get GNX rewards!

The Genaro Network foundation announced today a new program for community supporters to get involved as technology evangelists. If you are an enthusiastic supporter of Genaro’s technology and ecosystem development plans, this is your chance to get involved and earn some great rewards at the same time.

What is the Genaro Community Evangelist Plan?

The Genaro Community Evangelist Plan is to give both Genaro internal team and Genaro followers/community members a great chance to work together to drive the Blockchain 3.0 revolution, Genaro’s concept of a next generation of blockchain applications platform combining a Turing complete public chain + decentralized storage, to make DAPPs as useful as Internet APPs.

What does a Genaro Community Evangelist do?

One of the most famous technology evangelists is Guy Kawasaki, who helped spread the message about Apple’s great products and software, linking the private development community to Apple’s internal teams to share insights and resources, help establish standards, and generally letting more people know about how great Macintosh was for various groups.

A Genaro Community Evangelist or Genaro evangelist for short, will do any of the following as is their desire and willingness to do so:

■ interact with existing communities on Telegram, Reddit, Twitter, Github, Slack and other social media platforms, and in other languages where communities would like more information.

■ create and manage groups, sub-groups, and around geographic regions and specific interests connected to their area of specialty (e.g. a Big Data sub-group or mailing list for Genaro Network if there is a high demand from the community)

■ positively discuss and promote the Genaro community with new members

■ help forward important news and articles to the community, translate content, and in some cases for especially passionate evangelists, may even create original content

■ be part of activities like beta-testing, feature development, and cross-community sharing of ideas

Why you want to be Genaro Community Evangelist?

■ Rewards! Qualify for special GNX rewards in recognition of your service, and manage benefits such as Community and Technical Development GNX token allocations to share with your communities!

■ Early access! Have preferential access blockchain projects built on Genaro Network in the future.

■ Be an insider! Know more news and private information of blockchain industry all over the world.

■ Make history! Help us to create Blockchain3.0 together, a revolution in blockchain technology.

Who is qualified to be Genaro Community Evangelist?

The role of evangelist is an important one, so we can’t accept everybody who might apply, but we are looking for people who have at least some of the following:

■ Currently holding BTC, ETH, GNX or at least one crypto currency / altcoin (i.e. you are part of the broader blockchain community already)

■ Have a good understanding of Genaro Network and basic knowledge of blockchain (e.g. you have read our whitepaper and understand the basics of what blockchain can do for the world)

■ Know how to create/operate online and offline communities (e.g. you know how to use social media platforms, like to attend events, or might like to host an event in your local community)

■ From a geographic region or technical community that could benefit from the Genaro Network, especially in other languages and regions Genaro Network is not yet active in.

■ Have some blockchain industry resources, including investors, media, exchanges, etc., that you are willing to introduce to the community.

What an evangelist is not?

An evangelist is a positive supporter of the Genaro Network but is not a ‘yes man’ or a ‘shill’ just hyping news and arguing with non-supporters. While we are grateful for people who are passionate about Genaro Network, we always expect our evangelists to be fair, balanced and honest with our community and in interaction with other communities. An evangelist is a bridge-builder, not a bridge-burner.

How to register as Genaro Community Evangelist?

■ You can click on the link below and fill out the form to apply as a Genaro Community Evangelist.

https://goo.gl/forms/Msg6YSXJ1gnxdiUD2

■ If you are selected, a Genaro Operations Manager will set up a conference call with you to discuss your specific area of focus and and potential rewards based on performance

■ Start contributing to Genaro Community!

If you are interested, just email us! If you have any questions, please also let us know. Let’s crate the Blockchain 3.0 ecosystem together with Genaro.

Cheers

Genaro Community

About the Genaro Network and Community
The Genaro Network is developed and operated by a worldwide team of passionate and experienced developers and entrepreneurs for Genaro Ltd, a Singapore nonprofit foundation.
Genaro Community is an open and free group and has supporters from over 30 countries, including countries in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, North America, and elsewhere.

For more information, please visit https://genaro.network

IoP Family

Crises serve for two things, to destroy or to strengthen, the outcome depends on the attitude of those who confront them; and the attitude of those who decided to work to consolidate the vision of Internet of People was to go ahead and work hard.

Summer was the stage of preparation to be ready in October with the relaunch of our community and prepare the deliveries of:

  • Improved bitcoin-based IoP client code 15.
  • New corporate design (logo, website, etc)
  • New bitcointalk ad
  • Voting and contribution contracts.

following in November with IoP Connect and Profile Server, great enhancements that improve performance on mobile devices.

Within three weeks of opening our official telegram group we have reached 500 members, we have appeared on the bittrex homepage at least 7 of the last 15 days and more and more people are interested in our IoP token; and also to know who we are behind this great project.

Those who are already in the telegram group are witnesses of the great importance we give to each one of those who come to it, and this is due in large measure to the fact that whoever we are to materialize this project we see ourselves as a family, IoP Family. Many investors have asked us for our credentials to evaluate if we are capable of conducting this project, which has led me to reflect on those who have made great projects in the crypto world, starting with the popular and unknown Satoshi Nakamoto, that if it were to appear with that anonymity to sell us a project called bitcoin, many of us wouldn´t open his mail.

Or maybe if someone as young as Vitalik Buterin (ethereum) or Jared Tate (Digibyte) will come to present his project, we couldn´t trust so much to lead projects of several Million Dollars.

Those of us who are actively working on this IoP project have learned how to organize ourselves, work in a decentralized way and attend to the necessary tasks despite the distance, different schedules and personal circumstances of each one, a good example of what the Internet of People is looking for. Many of us have not shaken hands yet, we are spread over different parts of the world: Hungary, Holland, Germany, Ukraine, Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Colombia. Personally, I hope to give each a big hug soon.

The project is in the best hands and is open to incorporating the talent that every challenge requires. What the world is seeing today is the result more than a team work, a work of family, the IoP family.

We are a couple of days of a new beginning; thanks to each of the 500 members of Telegram.

If you want to know more about Internet of People project go to our temporary website http://iop-project.com/.

How crypto community managers can stop bad actors from archiving channels

One of our partners told me today that someone inside their community archived a channel — they assumed it wasn’t possible to prevent this from happening. You can prevent this. Until I write a short manual for community managers, consider this my second pro tip.

  1. Select your team name at the top of the screen.

2. Select “Team Settings”

3. Select “Permissions

4. Select “Channel Management”

My recommendation to community managers is to lock this down as much as possible. Don’t just prevent bad actors from archiving channels — go through the settings on this page and make sure you don’t leave any other windows open.

☞ I’m guessing a lot of communities are open to this type of breach, please tap or click “👏” (you can clap more than once) to let Paul and others know that you appreciated this post. Your clap will also bring this post to the attention of more community managers so they can also put a stop to the bad guys from doing harm.

Introduction to Habitat

A Platform to Reimagine Community Values and Spread the Potential of Tokenization

Cryptodex has established a reputation as a preeminent cryptocurrency consultancy with solid insight into successful project development. We have acted in an advisory roles ensuring comprehensive token design, token launch strategy, and community building. We have accelerated public awareness of multiple high profile token launches and have been fortunate enough to work on some of the field’s most innovate and consequential projects. Our experience demonstrates the power of a global interconnected community working together to actively bring transformative initiatives to life.

Through our work, we have witnessed a huge expansion of the crypto-space. In the past year alone, the global cryptocurrency market cap has grown from $10B to ~ $100B as large corporations and banks have started embracing blockchain technologies. Although significant barriers remain, a meaningful shift away from fiat currencies and toward a new economic paradigm is underway. With countries such as Venezuela experiencing hyperinflation, India’s Prime Minister threatening to void that country’s high denomination legal tender, and growing geopolitical uncertainty, the need for alternative and more resilient monetary systems is becoming clearer every day.

Remaining Challenges

However, this success and expansion has made the sector’s growing pains ever more evident. In recent months the market has flourished with newcomers, but most are already tech-savvy investors or else poorly informed enthusiasts. Conceptual complexity and technical barriers to entry are holding the market back. The learning curve is still too steep for the majority of people who wish to get involved. The commitment required to simply get oriented in the space is often overwhelming. To add insult to injury, widespread misinformation creates an unacceptable level of risk for most newcomers.

The truth is, we identified these barriers from day one. When first conceived, Cryptodex intended to create a curated portfolio of index funds that provided insight into cryptocurrency markets. We wanted to provide a trusted and secure investment network with highly vetted offerings, protecting our users to the highest degree possible from scams and misinformation, which are unfortunately all too common in this lightly regulated market. We imagined an intuitive user-friendly platform that educated new participants, made the markets accessible and transparent, and powered the next wave of adoption and innovation in the crypto-space.

We have always believed that anyone who wants to participate in these new markets deserves access to the best information, evaluated by professionals whom they trust. If the crypto-community is to grow and thrive, we must address the problem of misinformation and information overload by creating opportunities for reliable education. We also need a safe and intuitive way for new entrants to become involved and empowered to manage their own portfolios, as well as a streamlined way to connect project creators and potential backers in a collaborative community environment. Drawing on our extensive network of expertise and talents, we are now ready to realize this vision.

Welcome to Habitat

We are pleased to introduce Habitat, our native platform where users, irrespective of their technical background, can join Habitats and find value from trusted parties with aligned interests. Habitat provides the tools for networks to collaborate and share information in order to understand and support the projects they most want to succeed. Above all, we want to empower diverse communities to embrace and create the economic paradigms of the future.

Habitat shares internal expertise and allows others to share their own insights with the global community by creating a hub for community members of all skill levels who want to take an active role in their learning about projects in the crypto-sphere. In addition, the platform makes it easy for curators to manage their projects and engage their communities directly, similar to the way crowdfunding platforms have empowered creators using conventional currencies.

Ultimately, Habitat is creating the tools and services to inspire confidence in newcomers, enhance functionality for experienced users, and foster success for project owners. We anticipate this will dramatically lower barriers to entry and accelerate widespread cryptocurrency adoption.

Website: https://www.habitat.ventures

Telegram: https://t.me/habitatventures

Medium: https://medium.com/habitat-ventures

Discord: https://discord.gg/hFdspvF

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptohabitat

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Introduction to Habitat was originally published in Cryptodex on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Contributed to the investFeed Token Sale?

Firstly, an enormous thank you from the investFeed team! Welcome to the investFeed crypto-community!

We want our community to be our token holders and are so excited to have like-minded individuals on board as we transform the cryptocurrency marketplace to be more open, transparent, and accessible.

Having contributed ETH — you may want to know what happens next. Firstly, we really encourage you to read our whitepaper if you haven’t already, this sets out our plans for the future.

If your transaction has been successfully processed, your FEED token are guaranteed. On a more immediate note, you may need to setup a custom token in your wallet.

  • The Custom Token Address is “0x7654915A1b82D6D2D0AFc37c52Af556eA8983c7E”
  • The Token Symbol is “IFT”
  • The Decimals value is “18”

Please reach out to us on Slack if you have any queries on this.

FEED tokens are delivered instantly following a successful contribution but will only be transferable after the close of the token sale. The token sale closes on:

7 August 2017, 9AM UTC

Given our hard cap of 28,000 ETH, the token sale event may end sooner than the 15 day window allowed for should we reach our upper limit.

The contributions from our community are held in escrow in an Ethereum Multisig ¾ Wallet. On successful completion of the token sale, 50% of the available funds will be released to allow the investFeed team to commence with development, marketing, and other business operations.

A further 25% will be available for release following the completion of milestone 1. This entails an operable social network application connected to underlying market with live price tracking.

The remaining 25% will be released following the team’s completion of milestone 2. This would see the investFeed product live in beta. We anticipate this will take place in Q1-Q2 2018.

We are currently exploring relationships with a number of exchanges and look forward to releasing further details on this over the coming weeks.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Any questions, thoughts, ideas — please share them with us via our various social channels.

Contributed to the investFeed Token Sale?

Firstly, an enormous thank you from the investFeed team! Welcome to the investFeed crypto-community!

We want our community to be our token holders and are so excited to have like-minded individuals on board as we transform the cryptocurrency marketplace to be more open, transparent, and accessible.

Having contributed ETH — you may want to know what happens next. Firstly, we really encourage you to read our whitepaper if you haven’t already, this sets out our plans for the future.

If your transaction has been successfully processed, your FEED token are guaranteed. On a more immediate note, you may need to setup a custom token in your wallet.

  • The Custom Token Address is “0x7654915A1b82D6D2D0AFc37c52Af556eA8983c7E”
  • The Token Symbol is “IFT”
  • The Decimals value is “18”

Please reach out to us on Slack if you have any queries on this.

FEED tokens are delivered instantly following a successful contribution but will only be transferable after the close of the token sale. The token sale closes on:

7 August 2017, 9AM UTC

Given our hard cap of 28,000 ETH, the token sale event may end sooner than the 15 day window allowed for should we reach our upper limit.

The contributions from our community are held in escrow in an Ethereum Multisig ¾ Wallet. On successful completion of the token sale, 50% of the available funds will be released to allow the investFeed team to commence with development, marketing, and other business operations.

A further 25% will be available for release following the completion of milestone 1. This entails an operable social network application connected to underlying market with live price tracking.

The remaining 25% will be released following the team’s completion of milestone 2. This would see the investFeed product live in beta. We anticipate this will take place in Q1-Q2 2018.

We are currently exploring relationships with a number of exchanges and look forward to releasing further details on this over the coming weeks.

As always, we would love to hear from you. Any questions, thoughts, ideas — please share them with us via our various social channels.

The DEV Manifesto (EN)

The DEV Manifesto (En)

We endeavor to liberate and protect the Code so it may in turn liberate humans to their best and highest expression of innovation, progress, and liberty.

Part I. — WE LIBERATE THE CODE

The path ahead will not be an easy one. And we may fail. But it’s our responsibility to make this happen.

We’ve reached the point where 80% of the code running out here today is open-source. That’s a huge achievement that only a tiny group of men and women originally dared dreaming of, not so long ago. It’s unbelievable, yet it’s very real. And shows what our community can not only imagine but actually deliver for the good of mankind.

Now is the time for our community to take its next big responsibility. Building on the strength and vision of the pioneers that birthed Open-Source software comes the next chapter in humanity’s potential.

This next chapter is to bring the Open-Source philosophy to the closed and obfuscated world of Venture Capital (VC). This next mission is to fund software startups ourselves, by our community’s own means and rules.

The software community must remain incorruptible and free, meaning in position to autonomously fund the brothers and sisters around the world that are working on the most amazing and impactful software projects. Like some monumental code that brings tears to ours eyes because it further empowers us to transcend the obstacles of our time, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known, and we’ll find what it is. We are the “Crazy Ones”, remember ().

Crazy and passionate enough to bet on this truth we hold to be self-evident: no radical or transformative enough ideas can emerge from official so-called elite. Truly game-changing ideas emerge instead –as they have for centuries– from those that refuse to give-up on their extraordinary ideas, from those who are most likely ignored or somehow methodically sidelined by the current system. Radical ideas come from outsiders, rebels, rabid innovators, and other kinds of maladjusted geniuses only our community wholeheartedly acknowledge, respect, and value as brothers and sisters.

A world without Open-Source software to build on would now be regarded as prehistoric, nonsensical and tyrannical, right?

Now, think about this… What about a world with no ability to source innovation regardless of an innovator’s location, gender, age, educational, cultural and social background? What about a world as connected as the one we live in, but with no ability to systematically and globally scan innovation? Shouldn’t such a world –our today’s world actually– be regarded as prehistorical? Of course it should.

Today we remove the friction from the centuries’ old way of doing things.

A better technology sourcing and funding system –one that serves innovations and the people creating them– is possible. In fact, it’s imperative. Now is the time for the “DEV Fund”, our community own autonomous, global, meta-sovereign, Venture Capital organization.

No more ballot stuffing. Let’s fix traditional investors’ lack of diversity, geographical concentration, self-centered business-model, and homogenizing so-called best practices. All of which not only generate unequal treatments among innovators and undermine investment performances, but also literally KILL innovation.

Every day hundreds of groundbreaking software projects we would support if we only knew, are being passed over by traditional Venture Capital, this herd of sheep. And that’s a crime. Venture Capital is utterly broken and needs geeks.

Could our community sleep at night or take its next peperoni pizza break before having a plan to debug this shit? –No way.

If you are reading this, you are part of the cultural landscape that spawns the best ideas and pushes disruptive ideas forward. We, tech fellows, are the very first to learn about new tech projects, right? Who else can beat our community unique predisposition to source, fund and accelerate tech ventures? Who else?

Join us in our vision of unlimited innovation, progress and liberty. The time has come to reconnect with our real potential and our real future, cracking, opening, and debugging the source code of Venture Capital.

Let’s open and fork VC.

Let’s disrupt the gatekeepers of the matrix. Let’s source, fund, and accelerate innovation for real. Let’s make history by combining our community’s prime access to software entrepreneurs, the right peer-to-peer investment platform (some kind of DAO), and a faithful blend of human collective and artificial intelligence.

We are not golfers. We are explorers.

Part II. — WE PROTECT THE CODE

But wait. This revolutionary community-based and data-driven approach to Venture Capital does not only serve the cause of exploring, processing, and accelerating innovation a more inclusive, unbiased, and meritocratic way.

Investing together as one in startups we love is more than cool. Making money from it is super exciting. But the purpose of the “DEV Fund” is also the building of a bastion against detrimental appropriation and arbitrary use of technology — The autonomous sourcing and funding of software startups by the software Community itself is in that regard also the natural and expected extension of the Open-Source movement.

By the will of the Code, for the sake of innovation, progress and liberty, because great responsibility come with great power:

- It is our community’s responsibility to prevent technologies that shape the future of humanity from growing out of control and falling into monopolistic or authoritarian hands;

- It is our community’s responsibility to remain independent, reinforce and defend its autonomy, and get properly organized so as to:

(i) be the best at sourcing and assessing the most transformative software-powered ideas and companies,
(ii) be the absolute best at timely financing innovators, and providing them with unfair advantages like asymmetrical market information and passionate ground troops ready to deploy,
(iii) be free to hold long-term equity positions every time we feel it is the most appropriate way to maximize societal impact, or it is necessary to avoid detrimental buy-outs.

Protecting the Code, serving the Code’s will by encouraging its most profitable usages, but also its most positive and impacting usages, this is of course what the “DEV Fund” is all about too.

Now, brothers and sisters, coders, product guys, market dudes, computer scientists, researchers, and other community members, get ready to join the “DEV” movement and lift our community.

Bring our friends and all the Crazy Ones you know on board. Get those who see 0s and 1s where others see corn flakes in a bowl. Get those who rather rely on the Code than on dice-rolling or politicians to accelerate innovation and make the world a better place.

Get Zhang Heng, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Faraday, Verne, Nietzsche, Edison, Tesla, Méliès, Curie, The Unknown Soldier, Thích Quảng Đức, Turing, Hachikō, Yunus, Ali, Stallman, The Dude, Jobs, Ma, Thiel, Musk, and millions more. We are 40 million. Hooded. Wearing suits. Dads. Kids. Crank beggars. Billionaires. Here. Everywhere. We’re millions of wholehearted fucking crazy dreamers AND makers. We are one. We are DEV.

The path ahead will not be an easy one. And we may fail. But it’s our responsibility to make this happen.

By the will of the Code. Join us in our vision of unlimited innovation, progress and liberty. Give back to the community. Always innovate. Never give up. Look to the future with faith. And make it historic.

Fork you gatekeepers and innovation killers. We are “DEV”, we are an amazing human collective intelligence, and, by the will of the Code, it’s the whole world we’re going to make great.

Fork you too HAL.

​ - №2 and 5.

A Quick G’update Before Alpha Launch

Hey guys, we’ve listened to your comments on the social channels and appreciate the feedback and participation as a community. This is a quick status update.

Matchpool Alpha

Firstly, the Alpha is almost ready. We are just working on fixing a few bugs. We estimate it will be ready within two weeks for Alpha testers to review. If you would like to test the Alpha of Matchpool, please sign up via matchpool.org for an invitation.

Weekly Updates

Every Tuesday from now, we will be releasing a post and update the community on what’s going on behind the scenes. Articles will include: Product updates, Development Status, Partnerships, Tutorials and Visionary articles.

A New Economy

We are here to create a new economy which will take time once we’ve launched the product. We appreciate the community’s patience as we roll out the first part of the Alpha and very much look forward to your feedback.

Thank you and feel free to reach us at anytime,
Yonatan

PS: The team have migrated over to Google Apps and are now using matchpool.com emails, and are no longer using matchpool.co emails.
yoni@matchpool.com


A Quick G’update Before Alpha Launch was originally published in Matchpool on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

A Quick G’update Before Alpha Launch

Hey guys, we’ve listened to your comments on the social channels and appreciate the feedback and participation as a community. This is a quick status update.

Matchpool Alpha

Firstly, the Alpha is almost ready. We are just working on fixing a few bugs. We estimate it will be ready within two weeks for Alpha testers to review. If you would like to test the Alpha of Matchpool, please sign up via matchpool.org for an invitation.

Weekly Updates

Every Tuesday from now, we will be releasing a post and update the community on what’s going on behind the scenes. Articles will include: Product updates, Development Status, Partnerships, Tutorials and Visionary articles.

A New Economy

We are here to create a new economy which will take time once we’ve launched the product. We appreciate the community’s patience as we roll out the first part of the Alpha and very much look forward to your feedback.

Thank you and feel free to reach us at anytime,
Yonatan

PS: The team have migrated over to Google Apps and are now using matchpool.com emails, and are no longer using matchpool.co emails.
yoni@matchpool.com


A Quick G’update Before Alpha Launch was originally published in Matchpool on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Once upon a time in the github Wiki

Experiences from inside a Wiki Bounty Campaign

For anyone unaware of what spectacular things are going on in the æternity woodwork, let me offer a brief overview on one particular part that our beloved community has been relentlessly working on.
The æternity Wiki is a display of exemplary community work and synergies of minds, blending together and thus distilling and communicating ideas and information in a meaningful manner, on a platform everyone can access.
Yes there was quite a large bounty involved (read the blog article here) proudly sponsored by Simply VC Co Ltd, but the ranking and final distribution structure was not known until after the bounty ended on 29th of May, shortly before the 2nd phase of the æternity Contribution Campaign.

Wiki, what?

The æternity Wiki is shaping to become a ultra comprehensive hub for all things æternal. Content ranges from explanatory texts, white paper interpretations, use case ideas, research and theory, tutorials , over to tech, daepp and API documentation. Everyone, no matter the level of knowledge or interest, will find intriguing content to view and maybe even improve on or add to!

Go Go Distributor

When I was tasked with the knightly job to evaluate the Wiki Bounty, on the morning of 29th of May, after my first coffee, I didn’t immediately realize the enormous responsibility that I had taken upon myself.

I knew the bounty was a huge success, but how to distribute 1000 ETH so that everyone feels treated equally and fair?
Since the moment the bounty was announced and I first read it, in my mind the distribution would happen evenly among
a) 500 ETH for all contributors
b) 500 ETH for top 10 contributors
Distributing the 500 ETH for all contributors equally among all 73 participants which would led to sending everyone 6.6 ETH (minus gas everyone was left with 6.59959 ETH) and 50 ETH to each Top 10 Contributor respectively.
Feeling that this would be sufficiently fair I asked Andy (github: acetronaut) to please help me with getting all contributor data in order and start the evaluation.
During which it became clear that the even split I had imagined before was quite unfair to many contributors in the middle and high range activity area, as they would get the same reward as a large number of contributors who only edited one or a handful of minor things.

At that point I decided to change the distribution structure, to better reflect the individual reward for the energy invested. This took some time as many of you noticed the channels, during the first days of the 2nd contribution phase, were blowing up with questions, comments and some scammers, making it difficult to focus on the Wiki task…
Since I had already sent out 6.5 ETH to a handful of low activity contributors, that had their ETH addresses posted in their github profile, I panicked. Luckily Andy helped me out with calculating the overage and distribute it over the remaining rewards and with not even a handful of specifications from my side, on the weighted distribution, he conjured up an amazing spreadsheet.

Carry that Weight

Weighted distribution (Fibonacci’ish) for 500 ETH Bounty to all wiki contributors:

Extraordinary = 18.125 ETH / after overage = 16.97 ETH
Very high = 12.5 ETH / after overage = 11.7 ETH
High = 7.29 ETH / after overage = 6.827 ETH
Medium = 2.08 ETH / after overage 1.95 ETH
Low = 2.08 / after overage1.17 ETH
Very low = 0.38 / after overage 0.36 ETH

Everyone can check out who is ‘ranked’ as what → HERE ← .
Excuse my boxed thinking here, but this ranking was the only feasible solution I could come up with. I tried to be as fair to each contributor as humanly possible and also trying to factor in some intangible things like support in the wiki slack channel or help with infrastructure and general tasks.

Diamonds are forever

I’d like to present some of the ingenious content sprouting from our communities collective mind.

A comprehensive overview on what æternity is
Whitepaper translations
The idea box
Research & Theory

Great tutorials
How to claim your ledger
How to sign a message with your private key

Amazing tech documentation
Enter æternity daepp development
API commands
An extensive guide on how to contribute safely, paranoid version included

For anyone looking to support us with the Wiki and its precious content, please read this page

For all but in few

Thank you all for the massive contributions, ideas, thoughts, jokes, sleepless nights and an amazing drive to create all this amazing content!

We are positive that the end of the wiki bounty ushers in the beginning of even greater things, ideas, creativity and love to come! Already now there are plenty of use case & application ideas sprouting & taking root in this unique and beautiful community. Be the change you want to see and join æternity!

Κοινότητα Μακρών

Τα χρήματα είναι εργαλείο για μαζικές συνεργασίες. Επιτρέπει τις κοινότητες να συνεργαστούν καλύτερα και εξειδικεύει τα μέλη τις. Χρησιμοποιείτε για την συνεργασία με αυτούς που αποφασίζουν να συνεισφέρουν πόρους, ώστε να πραγματοποιηθεί ένα όραμα (όπως η δημιουργία ενός προϊόντος, εμπειριών και άλλων). Με αυτόν τον τρόπο ο καθένας μπορεί να συνεισφέρει.

Η αξία κάθε νομίσματος προέρχεται από τον τρόπο με τον οποίο χρησιμοποιείτε από τον εκδότη και από την κοινότητα που χρησιμοποιεί το νόμισμα. Κρυπτονομίσματα και μάρκες διατηρούνται συνήθως από οικοσύστημα συμπεριλαμβάνουν μακροπροθέσμους και βραχυπροθέσμους κατόχους, χρήστες του προϊόντος όπως και αυτούς που θέλουν να πάρουν μέρος στο οικοσύστημα. Οι επιλογές των διάφορων μελών και ομάδων εν τέλη θα καθορίσει την ανάπτυξη, «συμπεριφορά», φήμη και τελική αξία των μάρκων.

Πιστεύουμε πως είναι μείζων ζήτημα για την μακροπρόθεσμη επιτυχία του Bancor να έχουμε μια κοινότητα οπού αποφάσεις θα βασίζονται στο όφελος ολόκληρης της κοινότητας. Χρησιμοποιώντας μηχανισμούς ελάχιστου χρόνου για την πώληση της μάρκα, κατά την διάρκεια της χρηματοδότησης, ελπίζουμε να προσεγγίσουμε μακροπροθέσμους συνεισφέροντάς, που δεν θέλουν μόνο να «είναι πρώτη» σε μια περιορισμένη χρηματοδότηση που θα είναι μόνο ένα κλάσμα της συνολικής ζήτησης της αγοράς, αλλά να θέλουν να ωφεληθούν βραχυπροθέσμα πριν αποφασίσουν να συμμετάσχουν σε μια διαφορετική χρηματοδότηση. Αυτοί που κάνουν το αντίθετο δείχνουν αδιαφορία και αρπακτικότητα. Θέλουμε αυτοί που αγόρασαν το Ether όταν η τιμή του ήταν 30 cents και που ακόμα κρατούν τις μάρκες τους. Θέλουμε αυτούς που είδαν την επιτυχία του συστήματος και που είναι υπερήφανη που υποστηρίζουν και μοιράζονται ένα τέτοιο έργο.

Πιστεύουμε πως είναι για το όφελος ολόκληρής της κοινότητας να έχουμε τους λεγόμενους «hodlers», όσο και αν πιστεύουμε πως οποίος πάρει μέρος στην δημιουργία της μάρκας μπορεί να το κάνει, χωρίς να χρειάζεται στρατηγικές «βενζίνης», να πάρει την μέρα ελεύθερη η να έχει άγχος έλλειψης η φθοράς ώστε να συμμετάσχει.

Αντίθετα με τα κλασσικά μοντέλα συναλλαγής που μπορούν να παράγουν γρήγορα κέρδη όταν η ζήτηση είναι χαμηλή, οι έξυπνες μάρκες όπως η BNT μπορούν να αγοραστούν απευθείας από το συμβόλαιο, που «λειώνει» την μεταβλητότητα τιμών ενώ αποθηκεύει όλο και μεγαλύτερα αποθέματα (επειδή αυτός είναι ο μηχανισμός του συστήματος όταν κάποιος αγοράζει μια έξυπνη μάρκα, αυτή στέλνετε μέσω της αποθεματικής μάρκας στο συμβόλαιο). Μπορεί να συζητηθεί αν τα παραδοσιακά μοντέλα της αγοράς και πώλησης παίζουν έναν σημαντικό ρολό στο να επιτρέπουν νέους χρήστης να αγοράζουν μάρκες, ωστόσο, με τις έξυπνες μάρκες μπορεί κάποιος να έχει το ίδιο αποτέλεσμα μέσω των συμβολαίων και με πιο ομαλή «επιβίβαση». Για αυτόν τον λόγο πιστεύουμε πως τουλάχιστον μια ώρα απεριόριστων αγορών είναι απαραίτητη. Το μεγαλύτερο πλεονέκτημα, είναι πως η αξία των έξυπνων μάρκων θα ανεβεί όταν αυτές αγοράζονται και διανέμονται, αντί να «υποφέρουν» από πληθωρισμό και διάλυση, όπως έχουμε συνηθίσει με άλλες μάρκες που μπορείς να συναλλάξεις μέσω των παραδοσιακών μεθόδων προσφοράς και ζήτησης.

Έχουμε ακούσει όλες τις ανησυχίες σας για το ότι δεν έχουμε όριο την πρώτη ώρα (εκτός του 1 εκατ. Ether ορίου ασφάλειας) και πως αυτό θα μείωση την τιμή των BNT μετά την μαζική χρηματοδότηση. Ακόμα και αν θέλουμε να πιστεύουμε πως οι κάτοχοι η αλλιώς «hodlers» δεν θα ρευστοποιήσουν σύντομα τις BNT τους, έχουμε αποφασίσει να καταθέσουμε τα κεφάλαια που θα ξεπεράσουν το όριο μετά της πρώτης ώρας, με τον εξής τρόπο:

20% θα κατανεμηθούν στο γενικό απόθεμα, βελτιώνοντας την ρευστότητα τον BNT και αυξάνοντας την σταθερότητα, μειώνοντας έτσι το κόστος απόκλισης τιμών.
80% θα «κλειδωθεί» για δυο χρόνια σε ένα έξυπνο συμβόλαιο που θα αγοράζει αυτόματα κατά αυτήν την διάρκεια BNT για 0.01 ETH (την αρχική τιμή), συμφώνα με την υπολογισμένη τιμή. Η αγορά τον BNT θα προστεθεί στον προϋπολογισμό του ιδρύματος και μετά από δυο χρόνια τα «περιττά» ETH θα κατανεμηθούν σύμφωνα με το διάγραμμα της «Χρήσης των Εσόδων» που περιγράφονται στο Όρους Δημιουργίας Μαρκών.

Πιστεύουμε πως το μοντέλο λύνει πολλές ανησυχίες που έχουν τα μέλη της κοινότητας μας: πως δηλαδή μια μεγάλη χρηματοδότηση θα μπορούσε να έχει ως αποτέλεσμα σε μια μειωμένη τιμή μετρά την χρηματοδότηση, λογού μεγάλης ζήτησης και αειθαλής προμήθειας. Είμαστε ευχαριστημένη με το καινούργιο μοντέλο και θέλουμε να σας ευχαριστήσουμε για ακόμα μια φορά που μας ωθήσατε να το βελτιώσουμε.

BancorとQoinは地域通貨プラットフォームを提供するために提携します

BancorとQoinは、地域通貨の成長と接続性をグローバルに推進することを目指し、パートナーシップを結びました。その目的は、持続的で相互につながった活気のある地域コミュニティを作り出すことです。共に協力することによって、私たちは人々に再び通貨に対する力を与え、グローバリゼーションの恩恵を受けられるよう支援し、同時に健全な地域コミュニティを作ることを目指します。

Qoinは、世界中の地域通貨の構築と運用において20年以上の経験を持っています。ごく最近では、グローバリゼーションの弊害を相殺するために手助けを必要とする西洋地域のために、Qoinは自律的な地域通貨プラットフォームであるSamenDoenを導入しました。SamenDoenとは、QoinのCurrency As A Service(CaaS)デリバリーモデルを通して提供される、地域主体の目的主導の通貨です。

Bancorは、地域通貨のロングテールをグローバルな通貨ネットワークに接続させることを目的とした最初のネットワークトークンとして機能するメカニズムとプラットフォームを提供します。第二次世界大戦中にケインズによって提案された経済モデルにインスパイアされており、少数の人だけでなく誰もが恩恵を受けることのできる、より安定したグローバル経済をもたらすことができます。

Qoinの最高執行責任者であり、パートナーシップの責任者でもあるロエル・ウォルフェルト(Roel Wolfert)は、「短期から中期的には、アフリカ、アメリカ、アジアへの接続の容易さを推進するだけでなく、西側諸国の地域通貨をこれまでよりもはるかに迅速に展開できるようになるので、QoinとBancorとのこの提携について発表できることを非常に誇りに思います。」と語っています。「まもなく私たちは、2017年にBancorプラットフォームを介してローンチされる最初の具体的な通貨について発表する予定です。」

「2013年以降、Bancorの創業者たちは地域通貨のためのソリューションを展開してきています。Bancorプロトコルによって、継続的に流動性のある地域通貨を作成することが初めて可能となります。私たちはQoinとの提携を大変嬉しく思います。この分野でのQoinの豊富な経験が、地域通貨を暗号化経済(crypto-economy)にもたらす際の助けになると信じています。」

Qoinについて

Qoinは、長期にわたって活気のある地域コミュニティを構築するのに役立ちます。地域主体で運営される地域通貨を導入することによって、市民、企業、政府および公共機関が、社会的、環境的、経済的な領域で重要な影響を及ぼすことを支援します。

Qoinは、地域にとって望ましい影響をもたらすという明確な視点を持って、アイデアからその実現と運用の成功までの構想を支援します。より詳しい情報については、www.qoin.comを参照するか、ロエル・ウォルフェルト(+3120-717 35 05 または +316–11887557)までお問い合わせください。

La Comunidad de la Moneda

Traduccion del articulo “The Community of the Currency”

Una moneda es una herramienta para la colaboración masiva. Permite que las comunidades cooperen mejor y que sus miembros se especialicen. También puede utilizarse para permitir que los equipos colaboren entre sí y con aquellos que deciden aportar recursos para realizar una visión juntos (como construir un producto, crear una experiencia u otra). Al hacerlo, todos pueden participar de una manera positiva.

El valor de cada moneda se deriva de la forma en que está siendo utilizado como una herramienta por su emisor(es) y por su comunidad de titulares. Las criptomonedas y tokens suelen ser sostenidos por un ecosistema de titulares que pueden incluir el equipo emisor, titulares de largo y corto plazo, los usuarios del producto y aquellos que quieran participar con cualquiera de los otros. Las opciones hechas por los diferentes miembros de estos grupos en última instancia, determinar el crecimiento de la moneda, el comportamiento, la reputación y el valor.

Creemos que es fundamental para el éxito a largo plazo de Bancor que tenga una comunidad diversa que tome decisiones que beneficien a toda la comunidad. Usando el mecanismo de un tiempo mínimo para nuestro evento de asignación de fichas, esperamos construir una base sólida de contribuyentes a largo plazo, que no busquen simplemente la oportunidad de “ser el primero” en una recaudación de fondos de espacio limitado que sólo sirve a una fracción de la demanda del mercado (generada) y con la intención de simplemente beneficiarse de un “momento” antes de saltar al siguiente éxito. Esto parece en el mejor de los casos poco interesante y en el peor, depredador. Buscamos el tipo de contribuidores que compraron Ether a $30 centavos y todavía están sosteniendo la mayor parte de ella. Buscamos a aquellos que ven el éxito del sistema como propio y se enorgullecen de sembrarlo y compartirlo.

Creemos que es para el beneficio de toda la comunidad y el proyecto en general, comenzar con un grupo de hodlers, tanto como creemos que cualquier persona que desee ser parte del evento de creación de tokens debe ser capaz de hacerlo, sin tener que realizar estrategias maestras de gas, tomar un día libre de trabajo o de otra manera experimentar el estrés de la escasez o el desperdicio de la manipulación con el fin de participar.

A diferencia del modelo de intercambio clásico que puede producir picos de precios agudos (y rentables) cuando el suministro es limitado, un Token Inteligente como el BNT puede adquirirse directamente de su propio contrato, lo que suaviza los aumentos de precios al tiempo que acumula un saldo de reserva mayor (Asi es como se compra un Token Inteligente, enviando cualquiera de sus fichas de reserva al contrato, en cualquier momento). Se puede argumentar que la tradicional manera de “comprar” / “vender” juega el importante papel de permitir que los recién llegados y que compraron despues de la venta puedan comprar, sin embargo, los Tokens inteligentes lograr el mismo objetivo a través de sus contratos y con un inicio más suave. Esto es lo que creemos que el tiempo mínimo de una hora alcanza, dejando a aquellos que quieren comprar, comprar. Lo mejor de todo es que los Tokens inteligentes prosperan cuando se compran cada vez más y se emiten, en lugar de sufrir inflación o dilución, como estamos acostumbrados en las monedas de oferta fija que se negocian en los intercambios tradicionales de oferta / demanda.

Hemos escuchado muchas preocupaciones de que no tener límite en la primera hora (que no sea la tapa de seguridad de 1millon de Ether) puede resultar en que el BNT cayera por debajo de su precio inicial después del evento de asignación de tokens. A pesar de que nos gustaría pensar que nuestros tenedores no serán rápidos para liquidar el BNT que han comprado a su precio inicial, hemos decidido asignar todo lo recaudado en la hora mínima que exceda la tapa oculta de la siguiente manera:

El 20% se destinará a la reserva de Ether para el BNT, para mejorar aún más la liquidez del BNT, lo que aumenta la estabilidad y reduce los costos de conversión (desviación de precios) para todos.

El 80% estará bloqueado durante dos años en un contrato inteligente que recomprará BNT por 0.01 ETH (el precio inicial) siempre que esté disponible, según su precio calculado. El BNT comprado se añadirá al presupuesto a largo plazo de la Fundación y después de un período de 2 años, cualquier ETH restante se asignará proporcionalmente de acuerdo con la tabla “Uso de los ingresos” en nuestros Términos de Creación del Token.

Creemos que este modelo puede crear un piso de precios que abordará estas preocupaciones de algunos miembros de la comunidad que hemos estado escuchando atentamente: que un evento de contribución grande podría resultar en una caída de precio posterior a la recaudación de fondos abajo de su precio inicial, debido a la demanda totalmente saturada y por el suministro sin restricciones. Nos gusta este nuevo modelo aún mejor, así que gracias de nuevo a la comunidad por desafiarnos a mejorarlo.

Komuniti MataWang

Matawang adalah platform untuk mencapai kerjasama yang besar. Ia membolehkan masyarakat untuk bekerjasama lebih baik dan untuk ahli-ahli mereka untuk menjadi pakar. Ia juga boleh digunakan untuk membenarkan pasukan untuk bekerjasama antara satu sama lain dan dengan orang-orang yang memilih untuk menyumbang sumber untuk merealisasikan visi bersama-sama (seperti membina produk, mendapatkan pengalaman, atau lain-lain.) Dengan berbuat demikian, semua orang boleh berkongsi segalanya.

Nilai setiap matawang diperoleh dari cara ia digunakan oleh pengeluarnya dan oleh komunitinya pemegang. Cryptocurrency dan token biasanya dipegang oleh ekosistem pemegang yang mungkin termasuk pasukan yang mengeluarkan, pemegang jangka pendek & panjang, pengguna dan mereka yang mungkin mahu melibatkan diri dengan orang lain. Pilihan yang dibuat oleh ahli-ahli lain kumpulan-kumpulan ini akhirnya menentukan pertumbuhan, tingkah laku, reputasi dan nilai mata wang.

Kami percaya bahawa ia adalah penting untuk kejayaan jangka panjang Bancor bahawa ia mempunyai komuniti yang pelbagai yang akan membuat pilihan yang memberi manfaat kepada seluruh komuniti. Menggunakan mekanisma masa minimum untuk acara peruntukan token kami, kami berharap untuk membina asas yang kukuh untuk penyumbang jangka panjang, yang tidak hanya mencari peluang untuk “menjadi yang pertama” dalam kutipan derma terhad yang hanya menyediakan perkhidmatan kepada sebahagian kecil daripada permintaan pasaran, dan berniat hanya untuk mendapat keuntungan daripada “flip” sebelum melompat ke hit seterusnya. Ini adalah pelabur yang tidak menarik dan pada paling teruk. Kita mencari pelabur yang membeli Ether di 30 sen dan masih memegang sebahagian daripadanya. Kita mencari mereka yang melihat kejayaan sistem seperti mereka punya sendiri, dan berbangga dengan kekuatan dan berkongsinya.

Kami percaya ia adalah untuk kebaikan seluruh komuniti dan projek pada umumnya bermula dengan sekumpulan hodlers, seperti yang kita percaya bahawa sesiapa sahaja yang ingin menjadi sebahagian daripada acara penciptaan token akan dapat berbuat demikian, tanpa perlu tahu strategi gas, mengambil cuti sehari bekerja atau mengalami tekanan kekurangan token atau pembaziran manipulasi untuk mengambil bahagian.

Tidak seperti model pertukaran klasik yang boleh menghasilkan kenaikan harga (dan menguntungkan) apabila bekalan terhad, Smart token seperti BNT boleh dibeli daripada kontrak sendiri secara langsung, yang melicinkan kenaikan harga sambil mengumpul baki simpanan yang lebih besar (kerana itu adalah bagaimana seseorang membeli Smart token, dengan menghantar apa-apa token simpanannya kepada kontraknya, pada bila-bila masa). Ramai mengatakan bahawa cara membeli / menjual tradisional “flips” memainkan peranan yang penting untuk membolehkan pendatang baru selepas kutipan derma untuk membeli, bagaimanapun, Smart Token mencapai matlamat yang sama melalui kontrak mereka. Inilah yang kami percaya kepada keputusan masa minimum satu jam boleh capai, dengan membiarkan orang-orang yang ingin membeli, membeli. Yang paling menarik, Smart Token berkembang maju apabila mereka semakin banyak dibeli, dan dikeluarkan, bukannya mengalami inflasi atau pencairan, seperti yang kita sudah biasa dalam mata wang bekalan tetap tersenarai dalam platform pertukaran tradisional. Kami telah mendengar banyak kebimbangan bahawa tidak mempunyai cap pada jam yang pertama (selain daripada cap keselamatan Ether 1M) boleh menyebabkan BNT turun di bawah harga awal selepas acara peruntukan token. Walaupun kami ingin berfikir bahawa hodlers kami tidak akan cepat untuk mencairkan BNT mereka yang dibeli pada harga awal, kami telah memutuskan untuk memperuntukkan apa-apa hasil yang dikutip dalam masa sejam yang melebihi cap yang tersembunyi seperti berikut:

  • 20% akan diperuntukkan kepada Ether Reserve BNT, untuk meningkatkan lagi kecairan BNT, yang meningkatkan kestabilan di samping mengurangkan kos penukaran (kemerosotan harga) untuk semua.
  • 80% akan dikunci selama dua tahun dalam kontrak pintar yang akan membeli balik BNT pada 0.01 ETH (harga awal) apabila ia boleh didapati, mengikut harga yang dikira. BNT yang dibeli akan dimasukkan ke dalam bajet jangka panjang Yayasan, dan selepas tempoh 2 tahun, mana-mana baki ETH akan diperuntukkan pro-rata menurut carta “Penggunaan Hasil” dalam Terma Pengeluaran Token kami.

Kami percaya model ini boleh membuat harga meningkat yang akan menangani isu dari beberapa ahli-ahli komuniti yang kami telah dengar: bahawa acara sumbangan yang besar mungkin boleh mengakibatkan penurunan harga selepas kutipan dana, di bawah yang harga awal, disebabkan oleh permintaan tepu dan bekalan yang banyak. Kami suka model baru ini lebih banyak, jadi terima kasih sekali lagi komuniti kerana memberi cabaran kepada kami untuk memperbaikinya.

Die Währungsgemeinschaft

Eine Währung ist ein Werkzeug zur Zusammenarbeit der Massen. Sie erlaubt es Gemeinschaften, besser zu kooperieren und ihren Mitgliedern, sich zu spezialisieren. Weiterhin kann sie dazu genutzt werden, um Teams die Kollaboration zu ermöglichen, sowohl untereinander als auch mit denen, die sich dazu entscheiden, eigene Ressourcen einzubringen, um zusammen eine Vision zu realisieren (wie etwa ein Produkt aufzubauen, eine Erfahrung zu kreieren etc.).

Der Wert einer jeden Währung leitet sich von dem Verwendungszweck, den ihr Emittent und Besitzer zuschreiben, ab. Kryptowährungen und Token werden gewöhnlich von einem Ökosystem an Inhabern gehalten, welches etwa aus dem emittierenden Team, lang- und kurzfristigen Haltern, Endnutzern und jenen, die sich mit einer der genannten Gruppen befassen möchten, bestehen könnte. Entscheidungen, die von den verschiedenen Mitgliedern dieser Gruppen gefällt werden, sind letztendlich bestimmend für Wachstum, Verhalten, Reputation und Wert der Währung.

Wir glauben, dass eine vielfältige Community, die Entscheidungen trifft welche der ganzen Gemeinschaft zugute kommen, absolut kritisch für den Langzeiterfolg von Bancor ist. Mithilfe des Mechanismus einer Mindestzeitperiode während unseres Tokenvergabenevents hoffen wir, eine starke Basis für Langzeit-Mitwirkende aufzubauen, welche nicht einfach nur nach der Gelegenheit streben, „Erster“ in einem limitiertem Fundraiser zu sein, der nur einen Bruchteil der (generierten) Marktnachfrage erfüllt, mit der alleinigen Absicht, einen schnellen Profit zu generieren. Solch ein Verhalten erscheint bestenfalls uninteressant und schlimmstenfalls räuberisch. Wir suchen nach der Art von Mitwirkenden, die Ethereum bei 30 Cent gekauft haben und immer noch den Großteil davon halten. Wir suchen diejenigen, welche den Erfolg des Systems als ihren eigenen ansehen, und die es mit Stolz erfüllt, ihn zu sähen und zu teilen.

Wir glauben, es ist zum Wohle der gesamten Gemeinschaft und des Projekts mit einer Gruppe von „Hodlern“ zu beginnen, genauso wie wir daran glauben, dass jeder, dessen Wunsch es ist, an der Token Verteilung teilzunehmen, auch dazu in der Lage sein sollte, ohne Gas Strategien meistern, einen Tag frei nehmen oder in sonst einer Weise den Druck der Knappheit oder Manipulation erfahren zu müssen.

Im Gegensatz zum klassischen Börsenmodell, welches bei limitierter Nachfrage scharfe (und profitable) Preiszacken produzieren kann, kann ein Smart Token wie BNT direkt von seinem eigenen Contract gekauft werden, was während der Akkumulation einer größeren Reservebilanz für einen glatteren Preisanstieg sorgt (denn so kauft man ein Smart Token — indem man zu beliebiger Zeit ein Reservetoken zum Contract sendet). Man könnte argumentieren, dass die traditionellen Kaufen/Verkaufen „flips“ eine wichtige Rolle im Buy-In für Neueinsteiger spielen, allerdings erreichen Smart Tokens durch ihre Contracts mit sanfterem On-Boarding genau dasselbe. Wir glauben, dass die einstündige Mimimalzeit genau das erzielt, indem sie die kaufen lässt, die kaufen wollen. Das Beste daran: Smart Tokens gedeihen, wenn sie vermehrt gekauft und emittiert werden, anstatt an Inflation und Verwässerung zu leiden, wie wir es von Währungen mit festem Angebot in traditionellen Börsen gewohnt sind.

Uns haben viele Bedenken erreicht, dass die fehlende Obergrenze in der ersten Stunde (anstatt der 1M Ethereum Sicherheitsgrenze) darin resultieren könnte, dass BNT nach dem Token Verteilungsevent unter den Emissionspreis fällt. Obwohl wir daran glauben möchten, dass unsere „Hodler“ es nicht eilig haben, ihre zum Emissionspreis gekauften BNT zu liquidieren, haben wir uns dazu entschieden, alle Mittel, welche die versteckte Obergrenze der ersten Stunde überschreiten, folgendermaßen zuzuweisen:

20% werden der BNT Ether Reserve zugewiesen, um die Liquidität von BNT weiter zu verbessern. Diese Maßnahme erhöht die Stabilität bei gleichzeitiger Verringerung der Konvertierungskosten (Kursslippage) für alle.

80% werden für zwei Jahre in einem Smart Contract verriegelt, welcher BNT für 0.01 ETH (Emissionspreis) falls verfügbar zurückkauft, gemäß dem berechneten Preis. Die gekauften BNT werden dem Langzeitbudget der Stiftung hinzugefügt und nach Ablauf der zweijährigen Periode werden alle übrig gebliebenen ETH pro rata entsprechend dem „Use of Proceeds“ Chart in unseren Token Creation Terms verteilt.

Wir glauben, dass dieses Modell einen Preisboden errichten kann, welcher die Bedenken einiger Communitymitglieder, denen wir genau zuhörten, adressiert: dass ein großes Beteiligungsevent möglicherweise zu einem Post-Fundraiser Preisabfall unter den Emissionspreis führen könnte, aufgrund der gesättigten Nachfrage und des immergrünen Angebots. Uns gefällt dieses neue Modell noch besser, und wir bedanken uns bei der Community, die uns dazu herausgefordert hat, es zu verbessern.

Bancor in Qoin sta združila moči, da skupaj razvijeta platformo za valute skupnosti

Bancor in Qoin sta sklenila partnerstvo, katerega namen je globalna rast in povezljivost valut skupnosti. Namen je kreacija dinamičnih lokalnih skupnosti, ki trajajo in so med seboj povezane. Skupaj želimo dati ljudem nazaj moč nad denarjem, s čimer lahko vsi pridobijo nekaj pod globalizacije, pri temu pa se ustvarjajo močne lokalne skupnosti.

Qoin ima več kot 20 let izkušenj pri vzpostavljanju in upravljanju z valutami skupnosti po svetu. Najnovejša predstavitev je bila SamenDoen, samovzdržna platforma lokalne skupnosti Zahodnih regij, ki so potrebovale pomoč za boj proti negativnim učinkom globalizacije. SamenDoen je v lokalni lasti z namenom ponuditi valuto preko Qoin modela valute kot storitve (CaaS).

Bancor ponuja mehanizem in platformo, ki funkcionirata kot prvi omrežni žeton, katerega namen je povezati dolgi rep valute skupnosti z globalnim valutnim omrežjem. Navdihnil je prišel iz ekonomskega modela Keynesa med drugo svetovno vojno, kar nas lahko popelje v bolj stabilno globalno ekonomijo, kjer lahko s tem pridobijo vsi, ne samo nekateri.

‘’Qoin ponosno oznanja sodelovanje z Bancor-jem, ki bo omogočil precej hitrejšo splavitev skupnostnih valut na Zahodu, prav tako pa vodil povezovanje v Afriki, v Amerikah in Aziji v kratkem ter srednjeročnem obdobju’’ je rekel Roel Wolfert, glavni izvršni direktor in odgovorni za sodelovanje pri Qoin-u. ‘’Kmalu bomo objavili prvo konkretno valuto, ki jo bomo splavili preko Bancor platforme v letu 2017.’’

‘’Ustanovitelji Bancor-ja razvijajo rešitve za valute skupnosti že od leta 2013. Bancor protokol omogoča prvič kreacijo konstantne likvidnosti valut skupnosti. Zelo smo zadovoljni, da lahko sodelujemo s Qoin-om, saj verjamemo, da njihove široke izkušnje na tem področju lahko pomagajo pripeljati valute skupnosti k kripto ekonomiji.’’

O Qoin-u

Qoin pomaga graditi živahne lokalne skupnosti na dolgi rok. S predstavitvijo lokalnih valut skupnosti pomaga državljanom, podjetjem, vladam in institucijam pri ko-kreaciji in splavitvi pomenljivih učinkov za družbo, okolje in ekonomijo.

Qoin pomaga iniciativam od ideje do realizacije in operative z javnim vidikom dosega lokalnih učinkov. Za več informacij si poglejte www.qoin.com ali pa kontaktirajte Roela Wolferta na +3120–717 35 05 ali +316–11887557.

Topluluk para birimleri için Bancor ve Qoin platform sağlamadaki ortaklığı

Bancor ve Qoin, topluluk para birimlerinin gelişmesini ve bağlantısını küresel olarak yönlendirmeyi amaçlayan bir ortaklık kurdu. Amaç birbirine bağlanmış canlı lokal topluluklar oluşturmak. Birlikte, insanlara küreselleşmeden fayda sağlamaya ve aynı anda güçlü lokal topluluklar yaratmaya yardım eden insanlara para üzerinde tekrar güç verilmesini amaçlıyoruz.

Qoin, dünya çapında topluluk para birimlerini kurma ve işletme konusunda 20 yılı aşkın deneyime sahiptir. Qoin, küreselleşmenin olumsuz etkilerini dengelemek için yardıma ihtiyaç duyan Batı bölgeleri için kendini destekleyen bir topluluk para platformu olan SamenDoen’u sundu. SamenDoen, Qoin’in Hizmet Olarak Para Birimi (Currency As A Service — CaaS) dağıtım modeli aracılığıyla sunulan, lokal olarak sahip olunan, amaca yönelik bir para birimidir.

Qoin powers Bixton Pound, Bristol Pound, SoNantes, SamenDoen ve Makkie

Bancor, topluluk para birimlerinin long-tail olarak küresel para birimlerine bağlamak olan ilk ağ tokeni olarak işlev gören mekanizma ve platform sağlar. İkinci dünya savaşı sırasında Keynes’in önerdiği ekonomik modellerden esinlenerek, herkesin fayda sağlayabileceği daha istikrarlı bir küresel ekonomiye yol açabilir.

Roel Wolfert (İşletme Sorumlusu ve Qoin’deki ortaklıklardan sorumlu) şunları söyledi: “Qoin, Bancor’la bu işbirliğini açıklamaktan gurur duyar, Batı’daki topluluk para birimlerinin çok daha hızlı yayılmasının yanı sıra kısa vadede Afrika, Amerika ve Asya’ya da bağlantı sağlayacak” ve “2017'de Bancor platformu aracılığıyla piyasaya sürülecek ilk somut para birimini yakında duyuracağız.”

“Bancor’un kurucuları, 2013'ten beri topluluk para birimleri için çözümler uyguluyor. Bancor protokolü, ilk kez sürekli likit topluluk para birimlerinin oluşturulmasını sağlıyor. Alanındaki engin deneyimlerinin kripto ekonomisine topluluk para birimleri getirmesinde yardımcı olacağına inandığımız için, Qoin ile ortak olmaktan memnunuz “dedi.

Qoin Hakkında

Qoin, uzun vadede canlı lokal topluluklar kurmaya yardımcı olur. Lokal olarak sahip olunan ve lokal olarak çalıştırılan topluluk para birimlerini tanıtarak, vatandaşlarımızın, işletmelerimizin, hükümetlerin ve kurumların sosyal, çevresel ve ekonomik alanlarda birlikte anlamlı yaratıcı etkiler yaratmalarına ve sunmalarına yardımcı oluruz.

Daha fazla bilgi için lütfen www.qoin.com adresini kontrol edin veya Roel Wolfert ile iletişime geçin: + 3120–717 35 05 veya + 316–11887557.

Topluluk para birimleri için Bancor ve Qoin platform sağlamadaki ortaklığı

Bancor ve Qoin, topluluk para birimlerinin gelişmesini ve bağlantısını küresel olarak yönlendirmeyi amaçlayan bir ortaklık kurdu. Amaç birbirine bağlanmış canlı lokal topluluklar oluşturmak. Birlikte, insanlara küreselleşmeden fayda sağlamaya ve aynı anda güçlü lokal topluluklar yaratmaya yardım eden insanlara para üzerinde tekrar güç verilmesini amaçlıyoruz.

Qoin, dünya çapında topluluk para birimlerini kurma ve işletme konusunda 20 yılı aşkın deneyime sahiptir. Qoin, küreselleşmenin olumsuz etkilerini dengelemek için yardıma ihtiyaç duyan Batı bölgeleri için kendini destekleyen bir topluluk para platformu olan SamenDoen’u sundu. SamenDoen, Qoin’in Hizmet Olarak Para Birimi (Currency As A Service — CaaS) dağıtım modeli aracılığıyla sunulan, lokal olarak sahip olunan, amaca yönelik bir para birimidir.

Qoin powers Bixton Pound, Bristol Pound, SoNantes, SamenDoen ve Makkie

Bancor, topluluk para birimlerinin long-tail olarak küresel para birimlerine bağlamak olan ilk ağ tokeni olarak işlev gören mekanizma ve platform sağlar. İkinci dünya savaşı sırasında Keynes’in önerdiği ekonomik modellerden esinlenerek, herkesin fayda sağlayabileceği daha istikrarlı bir küresel ekonomiye yol açabilir.

Roel Wolfert (İşletme Sorumlusu ve Qoin’deki ortaklıklardan sorumlu) şunları söyledi: “Qoin, Bancor’la bu işbirliğini açıklamaktan gurur duyar, Batı’daki topluluk para birimlerinin çok daha hızlı yayılmasının yanı sıra kısa vadede Afrika, Amerika ve Asya’ya da bağlantı sağlayacak” ve “2017'de Bancor platformu aracılığıyla piyasaya sürülecek ilk somut para birimini yakında duyuracağız.”

“Bancor’un kurucuları, 2013'ten beri topluluk para birimleri için çözümler uyguluyor. Bancor protokolü, ilk kez sürekli likit topluluk para birimlerinin oluşturulmasını sağlıyor. Alanındaki engin deneyimlerinin kripto ekonomisine topluluk para birimleri getirmesinde yardımcı olacağına inandığımız için, Qoin ile ortak olmaktan memnunuz “dedi.

Qoin Hakkında

Qoin, uzun vadede canlı lokal topluluklar kurmaya yardımcı olur. Lokal olarak sahip olunan ve lokal olarak çalıştırılan topluluk para birimlerini tanıtarak, vatandaşlarımızın, işletmelerimizin, hükümetlerin ve kurumların sosyal, çevresel ve ekonomik alanlarda birlikte anlamlı yaratıcı etkiler yaratmalarına ve sunmalarına yardımcı oluruz.

Daha fazla bilgi için lütfen www.qoin.com adresini kontrol edin veya Roel Wolfert ile iletişime geçin: + 3120–717 35 05 veya + 316–11887557.

Bancor dan Qoin menjadi rakan kongsi untuk menyampaikan platform untuk matawang komuniti

Bancor dan Qoin telah menjalankan perkongsian dengan tujuan global untuk memacu pertumbuhan dan menghubungkan matawang komuniti. Tujuannya adalah untuk mewujudkan komuniti tempatan bertenaga yang kekal dan saling berkait antara satu sama lain. Bersama-sama, kami berhasrat untuk memberi kuasa kepada rakyat untuk mengatasi wang lagi, membantu mereka untuk mendapat manfaat daripada globalisasi dan mewujudkan komuniti tempatan yang kukuh pada masa yang sama.

Qoin mempunyai lebih 20 tahun pengalaman dalam menetapkan dan menguruskan matawang komuniti di seluruh dunia. Paling terbaru Qoin telah memperkenalkan SamenDoen, platform matawang komuniti berdikari bagi kawasan-kawasan Barat yang memerlukan bantuan untuk mengimbangi kesan negatif globalisasi. SamenDoen ialah, matawang tempatan, yang ditawarkan melalui matawang Qoin Sebagai Model penyampaian Perkhidmatan (CaaS).

Qoin menjana Bixton Pound, Bristol Pound, SoNantes, SamenDoen dan Makkie

Bancor menyediakan mekanisma dan platform yang berfungsi sebagai token rangkaian pertama, yang tujuan adalah untuk menyambung long tail mata wang komuniti ke dalam rangkaian mata wang global. Diilhamkan oleh model ekonomi yang dicadangkan oleh Keynes semasa perang dunia kedua, ini boleh membawa kepada ekonomi global yang lebih stabil di mana semua orang boleh mendapat manfaat dan bukan hanya segelintir.

“Qoin amat berbangga untuk mengumumkan kerjasama dengan Bancor, kerana ia akan membolehkan roll keluar lebih cepat matawang komuniti di Barat dan juga menolong membina hubungan ke Afrika, Amerika dan Asia dalam jangka masa pendek dan pertengahan” kata Roel Wolfert , Ketua Pegawai Operasi dan bertanggungjawab untuk perkongsian di Qoin. “Kami akan mengumumkan matawang konkrit yang pertama yang akan dilancarkan melalui platform Bancor pada tahun 2017.”

“Pengasas Bancor ini telah mengemukakan penyelesaian untuk mata wang komuniti sejak 2013. Bancor protokol membolehkan penciptaan mata wang komuniti yg mempunyai aliran tunai mudah berterusan untuk kali pertama. Kami gembira dapat bekerjasama dengan Qoin, kerana kami percaya pengalaman mereka yang luas dalam bidang ini akan memainkan peranan penting dalam membawa matawang komuniti kepada crypto-ekonomi. “

Tentang Qoin

Qoin membantu untuk membina komuniti tempatan yang meriah untuk jangka masa panjang. Dengan memperkenalkan mata wang komuniti tempatan yang dimiliki dan diuruskan secara tempatan kita membantu rakyat, perniagaan, kerajaan dan institusi untuk bersama-sama mencipta dan untuk menyampaikan kesan bermakna dalam domain sosial, alam sekitar dan ekonomi.

Qoin membantu inisiatif daripada idea kepada kesedaran dengan jayanya dan operasi, dengan tujuan yang jelas untuk mencapai kesan tempatan dikehendaki.

Untuk maklumat lanjut sila semak www.qoin.com atau hubungi Roel Wolfert: + 3120–717 35 05 atau + 316–11887557.

Bancor dan Qoin menjadi rakan kongsi untuk menyampaikan platform untuk matawang komuniti

Bancor dan Qoin telah menjalankan perkongsian dengan tujuan global untuk memacu pertumbuhan dan menghubungkan matawang komuniti. Tujuannya adalah untuk mewujudkan komuniti tempatan bertenaga yang kekal dan saling berkait antara satu sama lain. Bersama-sama, kami berhasrat untuk memberi kuasa kepada rakyat untuk mengatasi wang lagi, membantu mereka untuk mendapat manfaat daripada globalisasi dan mewujudkan komuniti tempatan yang kukuh pada masa yang sama.

Qoin mempunyai lebih 20 tahun pengalaman dalam menetapkan dan menguruskan matawang komuniti di seluruh dunia. Paling terbaru Qoin telah memperkenalkan SamenDoen, platform matawang komuniti berdikari bagi kawasan-kawasan Barat yang memerlukan bantuan untuk mengimbangi kesan negatif globalisasi. SamenDoen ialah, matawang tempatan, yang ditawarkan melalui matawang Qoin Sebagai Model penyampaian Perkhidmatan (CaaS).

Qoin menjana Bixton Pound, Bristol Pound, SoNantes, SamenDoen dan Makkie

Bancor menyediakan mekanisma dan platform yang berfungsi sebagai token rangkaian pertama, yang tujuan adalah untuk menyambung long tail mata wang komuniti ke dalam rangkaian mata wang global. Diilhamkan oleh model ekonomi yang dicadangkan oleh Keynes semasa perang dunia kedua, ini boleh membawa kepada ekonomi global yang lebih stabil di mana semua orang boleh mendapat manfaat dan bukan hanya segelintir.

“Qoin amat berbangga untuk mengumumkan kerjasama dengan Bancor, kerana ia akan membolehkan roll keluar lebih cepat matawang komuniti di Barat dan juga menolong membina hubungan ke Afrika, Amerika dan Asia dalam jangka masa pendek dan pertengahan” kata Roel Wolfert , Ketua Pegawai Operasi dan bertanggungjawab untuk perkongsian di Qoin. “Kami akan mengumumkan matawang konkrit yang pertama yang akan dilancarkan melalui platform Bancor pada tahun 2017.”

“Pengasas Bancor ini telah mengemukakan penyelesaian untuk mata wang komuniti sejak 2013. Bancor protokol membolehkan penciptaan mata wang komuniti yg mempunyai aliran tunai mudah berterusan untuk kali pertama. Kami gembira dapat bekerjasama dengan Qoin, kerana kami percaya pengalaman mereka yang luas dalam bidang ini akan memainkan peranan penting dalam membawa matawang komuniti kepada crypto-ekonomi. “

Tentang Qoin

Qoin membantu untuk membina komuniti tempatan yang meriah untuk jangka masa panjang. Dengan memperkenalkan mata wang komuniti tempatan yang dimiliki dan diuruskan secara tempatan kita membantu rakyat, perniagaan, kerajaan dan institusi untuk bersama-sama mencipta dan untuk menyampaikan kesan bermakna dalam domain sosial, alam sekitar dan ekonomi.

Qoin membantu inisiatif daripada idea kepada kesedaran dengan jayanya dan operasi, dengan tujuan yang jelas untuk mencapai kesan tempatan dikehendaki.

Untuk maklumat lanjut sila semak www.qoin.com atau hubungi Roel Wolfert: + 3120–717 35 05 atau + 316–11887557.

Bancor and Qoin partner to deliver platform for community currencies

Bancor and Qoin have entered a partnership aimed at globally driving the growth and connectivity of community currencies. The purpose is to create vibrant local communities that last and are inter-connected with one another. Together, we aim at giving people power over money again, helping them to benefit from globalization and creating strong local communities at the same time.

Qoin has over 20 years of experience in setting-up and running community currencies around the world. Most recently Qoin has introduced SamenDoen, a self-sustaining community currency platform for Western regions that need help to counterbalance the negative effects of globalization. SamenDoen is a locally owned, purpose-driven currency offered via Qoin’s Currency As A Service (CaaS) delivery model.

Qoin powers Bixton Pound, Bristol Pound, SoNantes, SamenDoen and Makkie

Bancor provides the mechanism and platform that functions as the first network token, whose purpose is to connect the long tail of community currencies into the global currency network. Inspired by economic models proposed by Keynes during the second world war, this could lead to a more stable global economy where everybody can benefit rather than few.

“Qoin is very proud to announce this cooperation with Bancor, as it will enable a much faster roll-out of community currencies in the West as well as drive connectivity into Africa, the Americas and Asia in the short to mid term” said Roel Wolfert, Chief Operating Officer and responsible for partnerships at Qoin. “We will soon announce the first concrete currency that will be launched via the Bancor platform in 2017.”

“Bancor’s founders have been deploying solutions for community currencies since 2013. The Bancor protocol enables the creation of continuously liquid community currencies for the first time. We are delighted to partner with Qoin, as we believe their vast experience in the field will be instrumental in bringing community currencies to the crypto-economy.”

About Qoin

Qoin helps to build vibrant local communities for the long term. By introducing locally owned and locally run community currencies we help citizens, business, government and institutions to co-create and to deliver meaningful impacts in social, environmental and economic domains.

Qoin helps initiatives from idea to successful realization and operation, with a clear eye for reaching desired local impacts. For more information please check www.qoin.com or contact Roel Wolfert: +3120–717 35 05 or +316–11887557.


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The great transition – Alternative paths for a better and climate just future

Tipping Point – a podcast on climate justice in the Anthropocene

In this series of podcasts, we explore pathways for climate justice in the Anthropocene – a geological epoch shaped by humans. Should we become stewards of our planet or live in harmony with nature to achieve a good life for all? We take our listeners on a journey to find out how we can reach the Paris goals. Through the lens of activists, experts, and scientists around the world, we reflect on this exciting challenge and explore paths that might lead us into a better future.


The pictures of our planet from a distance are beautiful and insightful. They show us a fragile marble in space that is ours to protect. But these pictures have also brought us another belief: that what happens on the ground is too small to count. We think that only global solutions can solve our global problems. But at the most local level, communities are already developing solutions. And this is why it’s time to zoom in again – back down to Earth.

In this podcast series, we’ve looked at different strategies to address climate change. We’ve discussed the risky ideas of geo-engineering and heard about climate cases in courtrooms around the world. We also considered the failures of carbon markets and talked about the links between climate change and agriculture.

In this final episode, we will take a look at the broader transformations that are necessary. Climate change is such a unique challenge that each and every sector of our society will have to change. At the same time, it is just one of the many urgent crises we face today. To get to the root of all of them, we need to consider a fundamental shift in thinking about our economies and lifestyles.

Do we need a master plan to get there? Maybe not. Because right now, people are already developing local solutions. They are experimenting with new paths toward just and sustainable lifestyles across the world. It’s a diverse set of approaches, but they share a common vision: The idea, that a good life for all is possible.

Do you know these moments when you reflect on your life and it feels like everything is accelerating?  We feel pushed to work more, to work harder and to always compete. Not because we want to move forward, but just because we want to keep up with everyone else.

This treadmill is part of a larger paradigm that we live in. It’s the logic of growth, says Barbara Muraca. Barbara lives in the United States and teaches Environmental and Social Philosophy at Oregon State University:

Modern, capitalistic societies are completely built around the idea of increasing economic growth. The retirement system in many countries, the taxation system, employment etc. So, if modern industrialized societies stop growing, they collapse. We call one year with reduced growth recession or crisis!

When you read the news, it may seem as if we’d be lost without an ever-growing economy. Growth is considered essential for a stable and booming society, and it comes with huge expectations. It’s supposed to guarantee employment, ensure peace, and provide wealth for everyone. We treat growth as the promise of a good life for all. But unfortunately, growth hasn’t delivered on its promise.

Now, the problem is that we have reached a point at which growth has turned from a means to improve quality of life to a goal of its own. Now, we can imagine what it means if we apply that to our own body. What would it mean if we grew every year 3 percent more than the year before? That would be completely crazy, and the balance of our body would indeed collapse, says Barbara Muraca

What seems crazy for our bodies is an accepted paradigm in economics: that we can grow and grow forever. In the process, our societies have become more and more divided. A few people get very rich, but the vast majority struggles. Growth doesn’t mean employment for everyone. And the financial market has stumbled into crisis. So why do so many of us still believe in the logic of growth?

I like the idea of mental infrastructures. You can imagine the highways that are built in our mind that we are used to take and stop seeing the side-roads and possible alternative paths, because we are used to take these highways, says Barbara Muraca

We want both: More energy, and clean energy. Can the two go together without doing harm to nature and other people? Technology is the focus of the so-called Green Economy, but it doesn’t come without side-effects. And while we green our energy systems, we are also consuming more and more resources. So if we really want to reduce our footprint, we need to change our lifestyles and habits. Like eating less meat for example, since breeding livestock produces high carbon emissions.

So, the good news is that especially in countries, like Europe and the US, meat consumption has been significantly reduced in the last years. The bad news however, is that, precisely because of the logic of growth and profit, the export of meat from Europe and the US has increased in the last years as well. And the OECD countries have really been celebrating the creation of new markets for meat in China and India and even issued dietary recommendation to increase meat consumption in these countries, says Barbara Muraca

This is just one example of how the logic of growth reproduces itself  against our best intentions. We are unable to simply stop growing no matter how much we try to size down. Sowe must change the basic structure of our societies in order to make them less dependent on economic growth.

Did you know that many rich countries have already hit their limits of growth? Their economies don’t grow as much as they used to anymore. This is the case in Germany, Canada or the U.S. In such countries economies grow only slowly by just one or two percent each year.

At the same time, many developing countries are growing quickly, like China and the Senegal. Their growth can be as high as five or six percent a year. The rate is much slower than it used to be but still high compared to some of the old industrialized countries. A big part of this boom happens in Asia.

In India’s, for example, the economy is expected to grow by up to eight percent each year. And this boom comes with huge changes. We reached out to AshEEsh Ko(h)thar(EE) to understand how such a fast-growing world looks like. Ashish is based in Pune in the West of India:

It’s a very large city, well small by Indian standards, about 4 million people.

Ashish is an environmental activist and co-author of the book “Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India”. The miraculous growth of his country has come at a huge cost, he explained to us:

Well, in India, as I guess across the world, we have a model of development which essentially focuses on economic growth and industrialization and commercialization. You know, a uni-directional approach which says that we have to move from agriculture and pastoralism to industrialization to services to digital economy etc. etc. And what this has meant for very, very large sections of India’s population is dispossession, because this kind of an economy needs the land and the forest and the waters to be taken away from those who traditionally depended on them. It holds to be primitive and outmoded their own knowledge systems, very sophisticated ways by which people have dealt with or have lived within nature. All of that is considered to be out-modeled and is supposed to be discarded.

The city of Pune has become one of India’s tech centers. International companies working in information technology, agribusiness and renewable energy have set up camp in the region. The car industry here accounts for a third of the Indian market. More and more Indians are buying cars. And they are finding jobs in the tech sector – and not just in Pune:

In all the schools if you look at the kind of teaching that happens, people are taught that doing farming, and pastoralism or fisheries or forestry work is no longer cool. It’s not something that one needs, should be doing in the 21. Century, the 21. Century should be about computers, it should be about being in industries, it should be about learning sophisticated technologies, being savvy with gadgets and so on. So, what we’re seeing is a kind of dispriviledging and displacement of nature-based livelihoods, which in India, most of the population actually still is living that.

Half of India’s people still work on farms, in forestry or in fishing. But their numbers are decreasing. People are moving away from the rural areas and into the cities. They give up their traditional livelihoods, hoping to succeed in the new economy.

And from those livelihoods where people are being offered are what I call deadlihoods. Because essentially their mass jobs there, there is no dignity, there is no meaningfulness with this, people are just part of a much larger chain of production. They are subject to the whims and fancies of a small number of owners, whether it’s government or it’s capitalist. And even in the so-called modern sector, things like computers and all, most of the jobs that people have are extremely deadening, there is no liveliness and then there’s no passion. And so, really, the replacement is by jobs with actually what I call deadlihoods, says Ashish Kothari.

Oftentimes, this means repeating the same action in a factory over and over again for a tiny payout. As you heard, AshEEsh calls these jobs ‘deadlihoods’. They separate people from nature and from the products they make, and expose them to tough and toxic working conditions that can be extremely dangerous. Here, global companies can produce at a lower cost, because the rules for the protection of workers and the environment are still less stringent. In many cases, the products are then shipped abroad.

So, there is also then a significant impact on the environment. In India, we already know that we are on a very steep, unsustainable path, using twice the amount of natural resources that can be regenerated. We’re already seeing severe, very severe shortages of water, problems of deforestation, flooding, droughts. And, of course now, combined with all that, the impacts of climate change, says Ashish Kothari.

India is both fueling climate change and suffering from its consequences. More and more cars are crowding the streets, and coal-fired power plants pollute the air. To AshEEsh, the current system perpetuates inequalities, to the benefit of a small elite. Simply greening the economy, he says, won’t solve the larger problem.

If one wants to change the situation we’re in, we have to tackle the system at its roots. We have to tackle the system in terms of the political concentrations of power in the state, the economic concentrations of power in capitalism, the gender concentrations of power and patriarchy. And depending on where we are in the world, in India for instance, castism, which is very old. These fundamental actors of society have to be challenged and changed, if we’re really want to try and solve this problem, says Ashish Kothari.

You’ve heard it from our guests in the United States and India: Ashish and Barbara are convinced that we need a new kind of thinking and a new way of doing. They say we need to work on creating a fundamentally different world. This might sound utopian. But there are already projects emerging that try to do just that. Take the concept of Degrowth:

The movement on Degrowth in Europe, is a very, very important one, because we have to really challenge and say that not only have we gone too far and too much, too big. Actually, we have to degrow, we have to scale down considerably our use of materials and energy. Especially if we are genuine about other parts of the world that have got left behind. Being able to at least meet their basic needs. I’m not saying they should be able to develop in the same pattern, but at least be able to do away with the kind of deprivation that there’s an unequal form of development has caused.

The Degrowth idea comes in many shapes. Initially, the movement formed in France, under the name décroissance. It was taken up in Italy and Spain, where Degrowth is called Descrescita, or Decrecimiento. And in Germany, economists are working on so-called post-growth societies. Barbara is among those who support this Degrowth movement.

I do not think that growth is in the long term possible at this rate and I think that if we don’t move on with a radical transformation, we will end up in recurrent crisis, even worse than the crisis of 2008. So, for me, Degrowth is not just a utopia, it’s a necessary path to transform society, says Barbara Muraca.

But Degrowth seems a rather vague term. So what would this transformation actually look like? The people working on Degrowth won’t be able to send you a copy of their master plan. They don’t claim that they even know how it’s going to work. Instead, they are all about leaving the beaten path, and venture into uncharted territory.

And for this we need spaces in which we can experience and experiment what the difference might be like.) We have to experience what it means to live differently. Not only to think about that, but to make the experience in our bodies, in our minds, and in our desires. And I don’t think that this is not just an abstract idea or wishful thinking. Around us, there are so many different projects, social experiments and initiatives, that are already embodying this perspective. And they are already creating spaces where we can experiment alternative futures and start working on them. And I think they are contagious and powerful, says Barbara Muraca.

One space in which such alternative worlds are being explored is the Transition Town movement. Barbara says this is a great example of how we could develop new solutions.

You have small towns or neighborhoods, where people get together and the leading idea is to develop a plan to make their community no longer dependent on fossil fuels. But it is more than that. People build learning networks and start from their potentials and the skills that are there at the local level and they start to re-imagine the place where they live. They really rethink the economy, they reimagine work, they re-skill in order to develop the competences that are necessary to implement a different way of living, but they are also very concerned about social justice for example, says Barbara Muraca.

One of the most well-known Transition Towns is Bristol in the United Kingdom. The people there have developed creative ideas like the Bristol Pound. It’s a local currency, and it cannot be accumulated like normal money in the bank. Instead of generating profit, the Bristol Pound sustains the local economy. There’s a food network and there’s a community-owned farm. In these projects, what’s also being tested are new models of ownership:

It’s not just about sharing the use of tools, but about really rethinking the way we produce stuff. If we can generate production which is independent from the logic of profit, we don’t have to keep going with the idea of mass production and mass consumption. We can produce things that are modular, that can be highly recycled by local communities, that can tackle and address the needs of communities, and that are completely independent from the necessity of generate, recreate and accumulate increasing profit – which is what is happening now with the standard model of production.

If we produce locally, share our stuff and repair things when they are broken, we can decrease our footprint on the planet. And we can defy the logic of growth, by taking back control over our local resources. An interesting example of this comes from Mendha Lekha in India.

And this village in the last 40 years has kind of declared that in its village and for all the ecosystems around it, the…nobody else will be taking decisions but the village assembly itself. So their slogan is that while we elect the government in New Delhi and Mumbai, in our village, we are the government. (Now, through all of this they have upturned 200 years of colonial and forced colonial history, where the forests have been taken control off by the state.) They’ve taken control back to themselves and they now manage the entire forest, 2000 hectares around them, and they manage it in such a way that it is sustainable, that the conservation is taking place, they also recently agreed communized all the agricultural land, which means there’s no private land on the village anymore. And this also helps them to control cropping patterns, to make sure what lands are not being sold off for mining or industries, and so on, says Ashish Kothari.

Ashish calls it a form of direct and radical democracy. Around the world, communities have reclaimed control over important resources, such as water. In another case, in the Western Indian district of Kachchh (Kutch), local people are taking care of their water in a new way. It’s an area where water is extremely scarce. So one hundred villages have banded to collect and use rainwater in a local, equitable and decentralised way. They manage it through local committees. In this way, the system provides enough water for the basic needs of every village:

This becomes very important because when one is talking about  the mainstream model of water, creating a big dam somewhere and then transporting that water somewhere else,  we now know that large reservoirs can also be serious sources of emissions.

When a valley is flooded to build a dam, it buries the soil and vegetation. The plants start rotting and emit methane. This powerful greenhouse gas can warm the planet. The second issue is that big dams often change the agricultural practices around it. Farmers shift from dryland farming to irrigated farming and start using chemical fertilizers, says Ashish. So the people of Kutch are saving planet-warming emissions, as well as their traditional farming practice.

When they are able to do local water harvesting, they continue with mostly their dry land farming agriculture, which necessarily is more diverse, it’s more localized, has less emissions, it’s mostly organic – and because it is diverse it is also more adaptable and able to deal with aspects of climate change, says Ashish Kothari.

Our addiction to growth has reached its limits. It’s threatening our environment as well as human dignity. Can we imagine a world beyond growth? Let’s look at our bodies when we get older.

After a certain threshold, our bodies stop growing physically, but do not stop being creative and learning and developing in a different way. And for the economy it’s similar, says Barbara Muraca.

Degrowth activists like Barbara are convinced that another world is possible. But she also says we need more than small reforms and green technologies. We need a fundamental change. What could this look like? There are many people already out and experimenting. Barbara says that the key is to build alliances among them:

So, stopping coal extraction in Germany for example, per se is not enough, because it leads to coal being imported now from Colombia. And in Colombia, pristine forests are destroyed and indigenous people are evicted for the coal mines. So, we to have to combine the blockage of coal mining in Germany with the things that the Transition Town people are advocating which is transforming the economy and society to make it less dependent on fossil fuels at the same time.

Modern culture tells us that we count mainly as individuals. We are divided into producers and consumers. This makes us easy to control. But if we reconnect as collectives, we can realize our power to shape the world:

If all goes well I think the world is moving towards what I call the radical ecological democracy, where the basic unit of decision-making is the collective, in the village or in the city neighborhood or in a school or college or wherever there are electives and communities are forming and being self-defined, says Ashish Kothari.

Ashish tells us more about his vision for the future. It’s a world, where people take back the means of production from states and corporations, and organize locally. Here progress is not measured by growth, but in terms of happiness and relationships. His is a vision of justice without the great inequalities between genders and classes we know today. It’s a world where humans are much more in tune with nature, and their knowledge is a common good.

These are the sorts of things we are seeing already in hundreds of initiatives in India, thousands across the world. And I think the more we are able to network them, bring them together, the more we can actually practice, bring into practice, a very very different vision for what the world would look like in 2050, says Ashish Kothari.

Does it sound idealistic? Well, yes. But idealism is the start of any meaningful process of change. And it’s about time that we take our knowledge on crucial issues like climate change and social justice, and turn them into reality.

This is a radical change in the view that we have. So, in other words, moving from the globe to the home, to the Oikos which is the word that is in the word ecology and in the word economy. Starting to shape together an alternative house, an alternative home for us, and not considering the globe as an abstract thing that can be organized from above, and managed from above and reproduce the logic of management as the solution to our problems, says Barbara Muraca.

The first photograph of planet Earth was taken in the late 1960’s. It made us conscious of the fragile place that we share. But it also planted a bias into our minds: That any solution to a global problem must be global in scale as well. But maybe that’s not true. We can start on the ground now, and develop our own, local solutions. In this respect, climate change is a wake-up call, and a real opportunity: To change our world for the benefit of everyone.

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Waves Platform and Digital October Education Center host Genesis Moscow Conference

26th May Wavesplatform and Digital October Education Center host Genesis Moscow Conference — major networking event for the leaders of international and Russian Blockchain communities.

For the first time ever, key figures of the international Blockchain community will gather in Moscow in order to exchange insights with Russian colleagues and answer any of their questions. This conference serves primarily as a platform for communication, networking, discussion and exchange of views on the development, implementation, application and regulation of Blockchain technology. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to communicate directly with the Blockchain masterminds, discuss prospects, convey their point of view, and perhaps to dispel some myths that still exist in the industry.

“Dealing with these cutting-edge and disruptive technologies, we can easily forget that building businesses is a very human endeavour. The technology is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end. As a leader in the blockchain space, Waves realises that you can’t go it alone. We wanted to give people the opportunity to meet with international experts, this is why we’ve decided to organize the first conference of it’s kind.” — says sasha ivanov, CEO Waves Platform and one of the organizers of the conference — “Blockchain is a connecting, democratising technology, but working solely online does not leverage that to best effect. There’s no substitute for building relationships, forging partnerships, collaborating on new projects for mutual benefit. And the best way to do that is to bring people together and learn from each other — peer to peer.”

«At the moment, the community is of an extremely decentralized structure — in my opinion, even too decentralized,» says Artem Tolkachev, Director and Head of Legal for Tech Group at Deloitte CIS, one of the leaders of the Russian Blockchain community. «However, as the technology evolves, the community evolves through personal development of the participants, most of whom are experiencing rapid professional growth.»

Genesis Moscow Conference is set to be attended by more than 500 people. The idea is to connect international and Russian Blockchain movers and shakers by offering a common platform for networking and exchanging insights. There will be eight top speakers altogether who will give a 45-minutes presentation followed by a 45-minutes Q&A session.

Digital October have already arranged several Blockchain-themed talks starring the likes of Vitalik Buterin and Sasha Ivanov as well as educational Blockchain workshops for entrepreneurs, enterprises, top managers and general public.

The language of the event is English.

Speakers:

  • Alexander Ivanov, founder and CEO of Waves Blockchain platform
  • Charlie Shrem, well-known American entrepreneur, Bitcoin pioneer and Blockchain visionary, former co-founder and CEO of BitInstant, Founder of the Bitcoin Foundation
  • Mika Lammi, Head of IoT Business Development at Kouvola Innovation Oy, the city of Kouvola owned business development company located in South-East of Finland
  • Paolo Taska, Economist specialising in P2P Financial System in FinTech. Senior Advisor of the Beihang Blockchain & Digital Society Laboratory in Beijing

More details http://genesismoscow.com/

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Student of the Game: The Books in Common App

I was a guest on the Cryptoverse podcast the other day (will be published later this month) and really, genuinely enjoyed the conversation with Chris, the host.

It mirrored a conversation I’d had with Adam Fraser of Echo Junction the prior week.

It was like I was part of a group and they were part of the same group, but the group was comprised of “people who read a certain type of author.”

Or, I might say “Students of the Game.”

I was genuinely pleased and surprised about the raw number of books we had each read in common.

Once we discovered that, we could use a kind of short-hand that each of those authors had used. This made the conversation more insightful and more meaningful and educational.

In any field, you know the difference between a pro and an amateur.

So, it got me thinking…what if you had an app that was a recommendation engine for social connections but the recommendation engine was powered by the books you’ve read in common. (I suppose it could be also used for videos or movies or whatever).

Think about it this way.

It’s as if Amazon, Netflix, or YouTube recommends not just their content, but people you might like to talk with based on the data that they have about your consumption habits (and your feedback on the content).

Ultimately, you’d meet more people who share your passions in more meaningful ways which deepen the human experience.

That would be great, but, as they say, “wait, there’s more.”

The fact that Amazon, YouTube, etc. build this then gives you the ability to provide for yourself doing something you already like doing because it will open an entirely new set of business value creation opportunities on these platforms.

I’ll give you an example.

I have a friend who works at a big tech company but on the side, he has set up a retail site for a super niche fan club. It’s REALLY niche.

But the people are passionate, so he started selling paraphernalia to this group.  Now, he is poised to rake in $4k per month in year 1 with basically no cost.  That’s a nice return on the 40 hours per month he spends on it now and he’s got a lot of upside (relatively speaking of course).

So, here’s a guy who has connected with people of like-minded passion and recognized an unmet need in this global mega-niche.  Now, he is going to deliver value to the community and derive increasing profit from it because the infrastructure and automation costs are so low.

Granted, he’s building on a centralized platform, but as decentralized systems come onboard, the infrastructure costs will go even lower, giving him more profit (assuming he can keep marketing.)

Essentially, he is getting paid to do what he wants to do anyway.

As for me, I would just like an app that says “here’s someone who read and loved many of the same books as you did. You’d probably enjoy talking with him/her.”

It’s because those are the folks who can help you refine your game as you pursue your craft.

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Student of the Game: The Books in Common App

I was a guest on the Cryptoverse podcast the other day (will be published later this month) and really, genuinely enjoyed the conversation with Chris, the host.

It mirrored a conversation I’d had with Adam Fraser of Echo Junction the prior week.

It was like I was part of a group and they were part of the same group, but the group was comprised of “people who read a certain type of author.”

Or, I might say “Students of the Game.”

I was genuinely pleased and surprised about the raw number of books we had each read in common.

Once we discovered that, we could use a kind of short-hand that each of those authors had used. This made the conversation more insightful and more meaningful and educational.

In any field, you know the difference between a pro and an amateur.

So, it got me thinking…what if you had an app that was a recommendation engine for social connections but the recommendation engine was powered by the books you’ve read in common. (I suppose it could be also used for videos or movies or whatever).

Think about it this way.

It’s as if Amazon, Netflix, or YouTube recommends not just their content, but people you might like to talk with based on the data that they have about your consumption habits (and your feedback on the content).

Ultimately, you’d meet more people who share your passions in more meaningful ways which deepen the human experience.

That would be great, but, as they say, “wait, there’s more.”

The fact that Amazon, YouTube, etc. build this then gives you the ability to provide for yourself doing something you already like doing because it will open an entirely new set of business value creation opportunities on these platforms.

I’ll give you an example.

I have a friend who works at a big tech company but on the side, he has set up a retail site for a super niche fan club. It’s REALLY niche.

But the people are passionate, so he started selling paraphernalia to this group.  Now, he is poised to rake in $4k per month in year 1 with basically no cost.  That’s a nice return on the 40 hours per month he spends on it now and he’s got a lot of upside (relatively speaking of course).

So, here’s a guy who has connected with people of like-minded passion and recognized an unmet need in this global mega-niche.  Now, he is going to deliver value to the community and derive increasing profit from it because the infrastructure and automation costs are so low.

Granted, he’s building on a centralized platform, but as decentralized systems come onboard, the infrastructure costs will go even lower, giving him more profit (assuming he can keep marketing.)

Essentially, he is getting paid to do what he wants to do anyway.

As for me, I would just like an app that says “here’s someone who read and loved many of the same books as you did. You’d probably enjoy talking with him/her.”

It’s because those are the folks who can help you refine your game as you pursue your craft.

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Waves Community Site goes live!

We’re launching Wavescommunity.com — a community hub for all things Waves.

Visit: http://wavescommunity.com/

The first port of call for businesses and newcomers to Waves is currently our official website, www.WavesPlatform.com. This gives an overview of what the Waves platform does, who we are, and links to downloads for our various wallet apps.

But Waves is growing rapidly, with new projects being added on a weekly basis. Our community is expanding and people want to know what’s going on. It’s important that there’s a place that can explain more about the many different initiatives that are built on Waves, as well as offering tutorials and other information. And — because we’re fans of decentralisation — we know it’s better if this is something maintained by the community itself, rather than content being something that is dictated ‘from the top’.

We’re launching the Waves Community Site as a ‘thank you’ and in the hope that it will become a great resource for the community. It will be maintained by the community — we’ve already had some interest in the job — and will feature all the regular updates from the team but also plenty of other news, information and community projects. In time, it may well also house an asset incubator, to help new projects get off the ground successfully. This will also provide a way to monetise the site and help to keep it independent.

Take a look at http://wavescommunity.com/ and let us know what you think!

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Join Wavescommunity on telegram: https://t.me/Wavescommunity

Join Waves News channel: https://t.me/wavesnews

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For more information or to download the Waves lite client, visit www.WavesPlatform.com


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Waves Community Site goes live!

We’re launching Wavescommunity.com — a community hub for all things Waves.

Visit: http://wavescommunity.com/

The first port of call for businesses and newcomers to Waves is currently our official website, www.WavesPlatform.com. This gives an overview of what the Waves platform does, who we are, and links to downloads for our various wallet apps.

But Waves is growing rapidly, with new projects being added on a weekly basis. Our community is expanding and people want to know what’s going on. It’s important that there’s a place that can explain more about the many different initiatives that are built on Waves, as well as offering tutorials and other information. And — because we’re fans of decentralisation — we know it’s better if this is something maintained by the community itself, rather than content being something that is dictated ‘from the top’.

We’re launching the Waves Community Site as a ‘thank you’ and in the hope that it will become a great resource for the community. It will be maintained by the community — we’ve already had some interest in the job — and will feature all the regular updates from the team but also plenty of other news, information and community projects. In time, it may well also house an asset incubator, to help new projects get off the ground successfully. This will also provide a way to monetise the site and help to keep it independent.

Take a look at http://wavescommunity.com/ and let us know what you think!

Waves on Telegram:

Join Wavescommunity on telegram: https://t.me/Wavescommunity

Join Waves News channel: https://t.me/wavesnews

Wavesplatform team slack: http://wavesplatform.herokuapp.com/

For more information or to download the Waves lite client, visit www.WavesPlatform.com


Waves Community Site goes live! was originally published in Waves Platform on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.