POB Update: Ecency Front End, Possible POB Store, and Ads
Ecency Front End
After much discussion from the community, we decided there were some key features that are missing from our front end. @leprechaun pointed out that Ecency has most of those features and their code is open source!
@leprechaun also pointed out that he is a dev and could use the code to make new front end for us that would have those features. He made a proposal and a majority of the stake voted yes, so it is underway.
You can learn more by checking out these posts:
Possible POB Store
I like the idea of being able to buy (with POB) things that can help people make more content like: laptops, phones, cameras, drones, etc.
@thelogicaldude mentioned that he was already thinking of accepting POB just based on our volume on hive-engine! To get things started we could also just have a section of the store here: https://hivelist.store/shop/
@amr008 came to me with another great suggestion - Ads. As you may have noticed if you don't have an ad blocker, that we have ads now. I understand that some don't like ads, but I think it is a great thing for the platform and I will explain why.
We're using Anonymous Ads - https://a-ads.com/ so it doesn't track your personal details and doesn't leave any cookies on your computer. It's also great because it pays in BTC and we can send that directly to SWAP.BTC on Hive-Engine so everything will be transparent. You can read more about them and how they compare to their competitors here: https://coinfunda.com/best-cryptocurrency-ad-network/
Monetizing Our Traffic
Our site has grown in traffic quite fast and that should continue to grow overtime if we are doing things right.
Rewarding Our Users
The traffic comes from the users and we want more traffic so it only makes sense to reward them so we can continue to grow.
The Big Question
What should we use the ad revenue/BTC for. I think it should go into rewarding our users, but there are many different things we could do with it including:
- Buying our own ads to increase traffic and new users on our site
- Rewarding top contributors who are distributing lots of votes/POB to newer users that are bringing value to the platform
- Buying POB on the market which could then be burnt or somehow go to the users in the previous point
- Rewarding users through some type of contest that requires adding value to the community in some way
- We could also make a Deisel Pool on TribalDex for SWAP.BTC/POB to give users a direct way to go between POB and BTC
Keep in mind we are talking about very tiny amounts of BTC so it will take time to have very much of a budget at all, but we have to start somewhere.
So if you want to support POB, consider turning off your ad blocker for the site and clicking some ads, but don't buy into any of that crap! lol
Please let me know in the comments what you think we should do with the BTC that we earn from ads.
also, feel free to join in the discussion on our discord: https://discord.gg/8vBmmtS9ZU