Just thought I'd drop by and share my thoughts.
I've worked closely with both Bitshares and Nxt.
Nxt helped us raise 5k around last september to revamp our technology stack on the website and release a better version.
We'd issued what would be a BUIA (bitshares user issued asset) in Nxt - issues on the NXT Asset exchange.
We'd around 1 million tokens and liquidated only around 200k of those tokens to raise the amount.
The strategy was to raise "exactly" what was needed and not to go with how most crowd funds work - raising random, high amounts.
In the 3 months we raised funds, I made it a point to keep donators updated about progress and what I thought we could do better.
I'd promised giving the funders a cut of our profit, and we've been paying dividends succesfully for 3 months now.
I also had the wonderful opportunity of networking within Nxt's ecosystem and finding some amazing contacts.
With Bitshares, my approach was drastically different.
I'd come here at a time we were rolling out our advertising program and we were openly looking at coins that would benefit by working with us.
The most obvious candidate was Bitshares play so I made it a point to visit here, post a brief on what we do and where' we're headed, did the same with the Play talk forum and had little responses. Fuzzy was extremely helpful. Same with Stan, Max and Adam. All marketing leads worked (and continue) to do the same closely with us and we do have a line of products coming up from our end, some of which would have certain aspects of Bitshares integrated into it.
If PLS intends to do things of the same level, they'd have to make themselves more available and open to interaction and integration.
Admittedly, we at FS have been trying to get in touch with them - with zero responses from the Play team for weeks now.
Sadly, we're also looking at an entire suite of products that fit in perfectly with what they are building.
Given the scale of our user base (100k monthly) I believe a collaboration would benefit both houses,
So.. here's a random shout out to Hackerfish - we should talk and hopefully, work together.
Looking to hear more about it!
I've been extremely silent for a while, focusing on what matters.
We have the basic structure for the betting platform ready, and the game item exchange being worked out at the moment.
There comes a point of time where silent work matters more than random blabber, I believe I've been having that moment for a while.
We've had a very strong backing from Nxt with certain elements of our work. Adam Ernest, Stan and Max have been helpful in getting me close to the ecosystem here. I intend to demo some of our work in the next 2-3 weeks. I'll also be sharing a document on our eco-system and what we strive to be in the next year pretty soon.
Sadly, we have had zero response from Playshares even now. While there are lots of synergies to work upon together, a lack of correspondence does put us back by a bit. While am open to the spirit of collaboration and mutual growth, there's nothing we can do until people see the opportunity lying ahead of them.
As a heads up, we're currently working on Lyth as a key partner in terms of tech/dev. I wonder if there are any similiar projects in the bithshares ecosystem. If there are, we're glad to join hands and make some of it happen. As a company, we've constantly been positioning ourselves in the lucrative zone where gaming and crypto's meet. The beauty, thrill and exuberance of gaming combined with the power of crypto is what motivates us to wake up every morning and kick in to work.
I am constantly available on skype (Freebie.servers) in case you have any queries regarding what we're building.
P.s - we intend to have a counter-strike tournament aimed at crypto-startups on our opening night of the betting platform. In case you're interested, drop me a pm.