Today I want to talk about what is for me the most overlooked use case of the Steem Proposal System : sending Steemians to blockchain conferences over the world.
I believe it is safe to say that most of Steemians that followed the SteemFest talks, whether by flying to Bangkok or watching it online, felt a boost of optimism regarding our blockchain. As I've discussed in a previous post, the work of Steemit Inc., the progress of Steem dApps team and the passion of the community as a whole shows how much potential our blockchain has. Communities and SMT will bring long awaited changes to the Steem blockchain and increase the number of use cases. Feeling bullish yet? Great, how about making non Steemians feel bullish as well? We have a great technology, but if we want the price to follow, people need to know about it!
For now, the SPS is mostly used for development and that's great but I think it should also be used to get the word out.
Blockchain conferences are all over the world while Steemit Inc. is US based. Lots of big conferences take place in Asia and Europe and flying from the States to there would be costly and inefficient.
To represent Steem to major conferences, we need Steemians who :
I believe we have community members matching these characteristics on each continent, and that by leveraging efficiently the SPS, we could be sending one of them to each major blockchain event.
SPS could help cover the cost associated :
To make this possible, we need a way to expedite the process and I would like to open the discussion about this here. First, this kind of SPS should be "all or nothing", since we can't send Steemians to represent the blockchain with insufficient funding. I see 2 ways to do this:
Users should make a short-time SPS with a high daily pay and convince enough stakeholders to vote for their proposal to fund their expenses to represent the chain. With the current limit, I think it would be extremely hard to achieve but that's still a possibility.
We could create a fund controlled by the major stakeholders via multisig and constantly taking part of the SPS to fund future participations to conferences. The multisig will make sure these funds are not used for anything else than the expected scope. Since the funds will be secured beforehand, stakeholders will be able to distribute them in a timely manner, after reviewing a request.
I am hoping to see some discussions in the comments about the best way to achieve this.
We will need to find people that are good pitching Steem! For this purpose, I will start in a few days an elevator pitch contest. Elevator pitch is always a very difficult and interesting exercise, since you're limited to 1 minute to present an idea. This is especially true in the case of Steem and I can't wait to see how it goes. I will personally put 100 SBD as a price and am hoping to see some other stakeholders participate. I will announce it in more details later this week.
This idea is great man!
At Steem Fest, a few top witnesses and stakeholders put in some money to pay for the ticket for someone going to the cointelegraph conference in Singapore, thinking about this very same idea you state here but with a different approach.
We are waiting for the proof of attendance and #posh (proof of shill) post from the attendee to make a post and proposal about this, being a proposal coming from the witnesses and stakeholders and not a single entity, so it becomes a group effort, I'll send you a dm, perhaps you want to join the initiative.
The people who are part of this are gtg, theycallmedan, starkerz, blocktrades, crimsonclad (followbtcnews witness), aggroed, howo, anyx and me (OCD-witness), and hopefully, you! Let's make Steem great again together! 💪
Great idea. I was really hoping to see some initiatives get started to represent Steem at conferences. Thanks for getting this going!
I think that umbrella funds are the way to go. Directly funding initiatives with the SPS are hard to plan for. If an umbrella fund only achieves 50% of the required funding, they could stipulate ahead of time that, in such a situation, they'll cancel the event and a) roll the funds over to the next scheduled event or b) just return the funds back to the SPS.
Communities and SMT will bring long awaited changes to the Steem blockchain and increase the number of use cases. Feeling bullish yet?
Steem Engine was the community response to the extremely out of schedule development of SMT by Steemit. Somehow Steem Engine tokens behave like SMT will. Do Steem price got any impulse by it? I think it didn't.
Neither Communities nor SMTs will increase price. The only way a bullish movement appears if a massive -MASSIVE- marketing campaign is started by Steemit and followed also by some other Steem based dApp, excluding those which run in other blockchains or are no Steem exclusives.
But I am also thinking Communities and SMTs will certainly make new dApps possible. Steem Engine doesn't, as it is just a quantum aberration which is not a blockchain neither a platform for developers.
I will help chip in for the fund. Good idea.
We need more coordinated marketing efforts, great idea!
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This is something I've been saying for a while. Very happy to see some take the initiative .
I was gonna say it's an awesome idea... BUT... However you perhaps realized how bad the SPS is at funding small projects (time investment vs potential of fundage) so this larger FUND idea that can be organized outside of SPS could help with this issue and lead to this perhaps even happening... even with SPS funds.
Almost got me ..... I ALMOST threw out some gold (good advise) but then I remembered how much I disliked Steemit Inc. for delegating to Steem Cleaners and all the abuse that has happened from them over the years... AND how tone deaf they have been.
I will say there is a better way.
I don't think it makes any sense to do this at present but should Steem climb coin market cap to 65 or less it would make a lot of sense
very good explanation more for those of us who are starting in this new and complex world such as cryptocurrencies and their respective branches, thanks for the info
Excellent! I will support once the relevant SPS is up. I also like the idea of multi-sig control.
What are y'all smoking? Pass it this way please
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I love this idea! We need marketing and people who can get the word out. Representation at blockchain events would be HUGE! I'd be interested in doing it as well. Although I don't have much public speaking experience outside of university and the occasional blabbering on YouTube. But, I think I'd be good at it. I know a ton about the industry and the Steem ecosystem as well and I know I could put together a good presentation/pitch deck. I have no problem speaking in front of large numbers of people either and have done it several times in my life.
Regardless, we do need people to do this and I absolutely support this idea 110%! Good thinking!
I think this idea helpful for me.
I am sure in this conversation the results will be very good for all the steemians, I think this is a very good start
Hello, good morning, my name is Herman Sanchez, I belong to the Spanish-speaking community of Steemit, I have read your post and I loved it and I would like your idea and vision to reach the community in Spanish. If you authorize me, I could make a translation on your post and publish it on my account and thus be able to promote your vision in the Spanish speaking community and thus reach more people. Cheers
Hola buenos Dias mi nombre es Herman Sanchez, pertenezco a la comunidad habla hispana de steemit, eh leido tu post y me a encantado y quisiera que tu idea y vision llegara a la comunidad en español. Si me autorizas podria realizar una traduccion sober tu post y publicarla en mi cuenta y asi poder promocionar tu vision en la comunidad habla hispana y asi llegar a mas personas. Saludos
..great move!...respect..and don’t know how, but surely I will helping to get steem on the top..I m just a little unhappy that I m not able to go and represent steem..curious to see reactions to your post..up.. follow you..resteemed..steem on!..
Agree on using sps to get the word out on those conferences
I even thought for fun this morning while watching netflix and wondering what would happen if the characters would be like 'let me check my steem account' or something like that for a few times in a show (s).. then people would be like, 'What the hell is steem..' Again, just a random thought but I really think it would work if it could really happen lol
I'm not sure that is the best use of community funds. It might be inspirational to those getting to go that could not otherwise, but it just doesn't bring new people in. I think it is better to reserve the limited funds for activities that grow the network size. Just one view...
I think that a proactive step for the SPS system would be to plan out all possible blockchain conferences in the coming year (2020), then begin organizing around them. Pinpoint the location and from that, make "missions" that individual steemians that are vetted according your qualities, CAN propose to represent STEEM in that event. I think that Steemit, Inc SHOULD be involved in some form of another. Either logistics help or kick ass designs for visual representations. Some of these things require skills that many on the Steemit Inc steem may already possess (no need to hire more). Additionally, if they are displyed are "missions", individual steemians could also get on board by making posts and sending the profits to complete the missions. I for one, I think could be a solid Representative for SPS. I am located in Central America and I do have experience in public speaking and relationships in the Academia world. Specifically Austrian Economics.
i'm all in for this .. already have been attending and speaking at many blockchain events in regards to steem in Malaysia. let me know how i can help. Here was two of the events which i spoke at....
Hey @stoodkev, this is a great idea and I remember that I spoke with a few Steemians about this during SteemFest 4 - maybe you as well?!
I will spend a day or more of my time to do a Steem Speech at the Blockchain Institute in Stuttgart in Germany at 24th of January 2020.
Means, traveling 4 to 5 hours, do an Event with 3 to 5 hours, creating a bunch new Steemians from my Resouce Credits, staying somewhere in a hotel over night and traveling back 4 to 5 hours back to Aachen. Plus all the planing and creating some presentations.
Love to use the #sps to get the cost for traveling and sleeping covered as this is mainly #marketing for #steem.
Your thinking is osama.. But, what you think that can work 100%??
I want to participate, what can do on this event??
This might be useful...