Bitcoin Cash Fund - Monthly Report 02.02.18
At the end of every month I will be writing an update on the Bitcoin Cash Fund to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been going on. This will include Active Projects, Complete Projects, Bitcoin Cash Meetups, Skills Sought, and BCF Organisation updates. If you don't know what the BCF (Bitcoin Cash Fund) is, go check out our website at thebitcoincash.fund or come and talk to us in our community chat at chat.thebitcoincash.fund.
Bitcoin Cash Treasure Hunt
What's more exciting than a little treasure hunt? The Bitcoin Cash treasure hunt initiative is underway as we speak. Members of the community will be able to design a unique paper wallet for the worldwide scavenger hunt. The wallet will have instructions designed to give beginners some background information about Bitcoin Cash, and a link to "https://findbitcoin.cash," which will have instructions on how they can claim their funds. The site will serve a multitude of purposes.
Firstly, it will host a map, where community members can hide wallets and provide geo-mapped clues as to where they are.
Secondly, a resource for beginners to learn some basics of Bitcoin Cash. Lastly, it will provide links to resources in the community to expand their knowledge about the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem! We anticipate the site to be up and running in full functionality by the time next weeks update comes out.
This project is expected to launch next week.
The goal of the SeatacBCH project is to prepare, deploy, and build a ground-based grassroots movement in the Seatac area of the U.S.A. to promote the acceptance of Bitcoin Cash at local businesses.
The project is just waiting on the completion of a new POS service.
George and his son, Andy are at the barbershop, when George suddenly remembers he left his wallet at home. Luckily, Andy has some Bitcoin Cash and sends his dad some. George then tips his barber, and pays for both their haircuts. There will also be humorous elements within the script. 2 different edits - One 30 second, and a 1:30 edit.
The ad is now complete except for the few CG elements. Once these are complete the promotional video will be released.
A series of 10 tutorials covering tools in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. Each will come as text and video. People who enjoy going at their own pace can read the written form and people who want to kick back can watch the video. Tutorials will be published on Yours.org and have a YouTube video embedded.
This project is in progress.
Business Onboarding Info Pack
A project to put together an info pack to get businesses started with Bitcoin Cash. The current plan is to include a pamphlet, some Bitcoin Cash Accepted Here" stickers and a paper wallet with a small amount of Bitcoin Cash to play with. These packs will then be provided at meetups, events and anyone who needs them for onboarding businesses.
The information pamphlet is complete and on order. The stickers are complete and on order. We now have the ability to use custom designs on cashaddress.org. We are now in the process of creating the leaflet for users. There was a hold up on this while we looked for a graphic designer.
BCH Netherlands Mini-Conference
A one day conference in Amsterdam. During this conference we will discuss Bitcoin Cash from a social, technical and commercial point of view. Speakers from companies such as BTC.COM, Lokad and the Bitcoin Cash Fund will give you a unique perspective of what is going on with the Bitcoin Cash crypto currency. The event will be held on the roof of the TQ building (TQ Club) in the heart of Amsterdam.
Interesting Talks by industry leaders including:
- Remy - Introduction + Bitcoin Cash changes lives in Venezuela
- Alejandro DeLaTorre (BTC.com) - What we need to do to make Bitcoin Cash successful
- Justin Bons (Cyber Capital) - Bitcoin Cash; A store of value and the importance of it being a functional currency
- Tobias Hoffmann (BTC.com) - A fork in the road: differences between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
- Joannes Vermorel (Lokad) - The scalability challenges of Bitcoin Cash
- Paul Wasensteiner (The Bitcoin Cash Fund) - The BCF and the Path to a Billion Users
High Quality Bitcoin Cash Ad
The concept is to create a high-quality Bitcoin Cash ad that is accessible to the masses and that we can use to heavily advertise Bitcoin Cash in video form (e.g. on youtube, vimeo, and social media). The ad would be similar in nature to this ad by Coca Cola. It would show people all around the world using Bitcoin Cash (and having a great life) in their every day lives.
The tagline would be 'Bitcoin Cash - For everyone'.
The idea is to show that Bitcoin Cash is a currency that is accessible to save and spend and receive by anyone and everyone in the world, and that by doing so people gain access to the global economy.
Bitcoin Cash Documentary
A project to be produced simultaneously as the ad to maximise fund use.The documentary would target two key concepts:
- Why and how does Bitcoin Cash exist.
- Bitcoin Cash is used in a real economy by people all around the world, and these people need a good money system.
There would be a short motion graphic section in the documentary to explain the technical side of why/how Bitcoin Cash exists (e.g. block size, forks, on-chain scaling). This informational motion graphics section would also be suitable as a stand-alone video that can be used on social media to explain the situation.
We are now actively looking for people around the world who use Bitcoin Cash, and the ability to use it impact their lives. If this is you, or you know someone like this, please get in touch.
Super Secret Website Project
We have a big website project we are working on internally (Not the BCF website). We will have some big updates on this over the coming month.
This project is a grand scheme to work towards on-boarding 1 billion people onto the Bitcoin Cash economy in developing countries.
The concept is to manufacture and sell $5 feature phones in large quantities in various developing countries, and have these devices partly subsidised by various parties including charities and mobile networks. These phones would have a simple user and merchant Bitcoin Cash app pre-installed and would be loaded with a few dollars worth of Bitcoin Cash. For example, the phone cost = $5 and the phone has $4 of Bitcoin Cash on it.
The apps will work with very low resources in a similar way to the wallets at yours.org.
We are currently in the process of setting up many more exciting projects!
Visualize the difference in speed and scalability by comparing Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core's transactions using our highway themed blockchain visualizer. Unlock a bonus sprite with each donation back to the Bitcoin Cash Fund and monitor your address.This project executed with massive success!
Bitcoin Cash Sound Branding
Internal BCF project to produce a branded sound for Bitcoin Cash payments. This sound would be used industry wide in apps when a bitcoin cash payment is sent or received. This sound would also be used in promotional video material to reinforce the brand. This sound would have a similar psychological effect as the Macbook powering-on sound.
This is now complete and can be heard at the end of the new 'What is Bitcoin Cash?' video.
Please reach out to all the wallets that use Bitcoin Cash and show your support for the BCH sound branding.
What Is Bitcoin Cash?
This is an internal BCF project to produce a video similar to the What is Bitcoin? video, but remade for Bitcoin Cash. The voiceover for the video is the amazing Kevan Brighting who did the voiceover for the award-winning game Stanley Parable. The video will be roughly 1:30 minutes long and should be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Work has started on the translations to Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and French. This should take another week or so.
Global Bitcoin Cash Meetups
There is now a total of at least 40 Bitcoin Cash meetups.
- Laguna Beach, USA
- Paris, FRANCE
- Many more to announce soon...
The BCF will be sponsoring all these meetups and providing support to the organisers. It is amazing to see how rapidly they are popping up all over the globe! If you live in a major city and would like to start hosting Bitcoin Cash meetups, get in contact with us. Reach out to our official twitter account dedicated to coordinating with meetups @BCFmeetups!
We have been working on building out our team this past few weeks. We are now a team of 7 people (Soon to be 8) and are making sure we grow at a pace that allows us to spend all funds we receive as effectively as possible.
New Team Members:
Lilla - Graphic Designer.
Lilla is a highly talented graphic designer and she will be helping us produce lots of beautiful visual content and assets, including:
- Web illustrations,
- Digital ads,
- Custom paper wallets,
- Tradeshow assets,
- And lots more.
Based on feedback we have received from the community, we have streamlined the process of proposing projects to us, so that it requires as little effort as possible. You can access the new system at https://fpr.thebitcoincash.fund/. Let us know what you think.
We fully understand that as an organisation we need to be fully transparent about what we are doing, especially in the area of finances. We intend to have something more graphically presentable on our website once the second phase of development is complete, but for now you can see a list of all transactions we have made from the BCF donation address. You can also see this in this SPREADSHEET.Our spending so far is:
- November - $3,639
- December - $8,299
- January - $38,559
The balance of our funding is: 53.29418666 BCH
- Project Managers,
- Web devs,
- Graphic Design,
- Business Onboarding,
- Social media,
- Motion Graphics,
We need people with skills like this to volunteer some of their time for projects to bring awareness and adoption of Bitcoin Cash. If this is you get in contact with me, or come and talk to us at chat.thebitcoincash.fund. We can also budget some amount of funds for work, but priority will be given to people willing to do at least partially volunteer their time.
If you don't have any of these skills, that doesn't mean we don't need your help. There are lots of other things that projects need help with (i.e. sending out stickers, handing out leaflets, writing education content etc.).
If anyone has any questions feel free to post them below and I will try to answer any that you have.
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