Hi, i hope this is the right place, if not, feel free to move. I just finished watching the community call recording and went over some of the documents shared. To start; all of those documents refuse to download (like the TF Cloud docs) due to a virus report. Is there another way to retrieve them?
It means I cannot share them with people I think may be interested in funding.
Some questions and concerns;
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The role I’ve taken on is that of a vendor of certified nodes and that of a promotor of the new grid, hoping it boosts sales of the nodes and increases usage.
Last time I spoke to Kristoff he was mentioning he felt people like us needed to be rewarded. Let me make it clear this has never been a request from me, but I appreciate the thought, gesture and might give more energy.
So again, I promote and build certified nodes;
During the many presentations, podcasts and webinars, two of the strong selling points of a certified node was;
- it stores data encrypted;
- due to the fact it’s locked and can only act as a node, farmers get 25% extra rewards for this ‘stability’.
To my surpirse recently I was told that certified nodes do not store data encrypted. I do not know who fed that info (and I recall that to be more than 1 person) long ago, but it was quote a shock I’ve been lying to my audience for all that time and it nearly made it into a new book that comes out in a months time. (Yes, Threefold and Hostservice are mentioned in that book!)
Now with the new tokonomics the idea is to take away the additional 25% rewards on certified nodes.
My audience and customers’ avarage age is about 55-60+. They purchase nodes because they believe it makes a better world. The ‘simple’ Threefold Connect App is already complicated enough for many. Let alone the fact we now offer them a new tokonomics model in which it would be beneficial for them to promote their nodes and have people deploy stuff on them.
How likely do you think this will happen?
Plus; on my large certified nodes, 25% can be up to 1500 TFT or more.
In short; this is KILLING the business and I strongly suggest to not let that happen.
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Let me repeat; I promote and build certified nodes.
There’s not enough time, nor to learn, and frankly not even the ambition to learn how to build flists using docker etc.
But…i have ideas and have the ability to sell them. Apperently I come across as very trustworthy. From day 1 I’ve been asking for support in helping my to build a solution for a Nextloud installation (prefferably with gateway usage) and webhosting. I’ve said it so many times, there’s a good chance someone else walks away with this idea, especially since the solution provider requests stalled somewhere. Lack of interest I guess.
I tried starting a solution provider and wanted to get some folks together to get this Nextcloud integration done. None of them made it happen. The part I was interested in playing was ‘to promote’ OUR build Nextcloud solution to the hundreds if not thousands of peeps in my audience.
I can not see how the new solution provider idea pays of for a promoter like me. How do I get involved in those new solutions?
I find the above interesting. I believe there’s clear appreciation for the vendors that help expand this project and also for the promoters. As a matter of fact; marketing has been a major request for a long time. However, the current proposals for 3.12 do not give me the feeling they’re in any way a step forward for me, on neither of those 2 facets.
Last but not least some basic questions;
- Can anyone please explain me in 100 words or less what this crypto ‘staking’ is?
- What or who is AYA?
- How do we invest in the new ventures in SIMPLE words? (use enough terms like “conversion valuation protection”, “pre-money valuation” and I’m out, including those I can’t explain it to.)
I’m carefully positive on the TF cloud idea…just wondering if this means my opportunities and ideas are being jeoporised, or, if this could somehow increase my involvement more. I’ll stay tuned.