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[Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« on: May 19, 2016, 12:57:26 AM »

First, let me introduce myself. I've been around Bitshares since late 2014, back when workers and witnesses were combined as "delegates", and we ran v0.9 as a desktop client. Then in the summer of 2015, I contracted directly for Cryptonomex for a couple months, doing UI work for the light wallet. I've always been fascinated by the tech behind Bitshares.

For several years, I have run a Youtube channel under the brand Chronos Crypto, which consists primarily of news, lectures, walkthroughs, and product reviews. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/c/ChronosCrypto.

Now that the BTS 2.0 tech is complete and running smoothly, it's time to bring it the masses. There's so much to cover. Below are a few video ideas:

# Tech Lectures (Example video: Xtreme Thinblocks)
   - DPOS for Dummies (witness roles; the advantage over PoW)
   - Hired by the Blockchain (worker roles)
   - Power to the People (committee roles)
   - Decentralized Consensus (proxy voting)
   - What is a SmartCoin? (shorts and margin calls)
   - Peg All the Things (price feeds and forced settlement)
   - Refer a Friend (referral/registrar system)
   - Custom Account Permissions (Threshold accounts, weight-based accounts, and multi-sig accounts)
# Walkthroughs (Example video: Getting Started with Electrum)
   - Creating an account on OpenLedger
   - Trading on the DEX
   - Securing your wallet with cold storage
   - Creating and managing your own assets
   - Setting up a witness node
   - Buying a lifetime account for marketing referrals
# News & Announcements (Example video: Bitcoin Classic)
   - New features (stealth transactions, subsidizing market liquidity, trollbox in the DEX, etc.)
   - Announcements (new worker or witness proposal to consider)
   - Trending discussions



I propose to create a worker role to produce Bitshares videos under the Chronos Crypto brand. The YouTube channel has well over 400 subscribers, and is well-known in the bitcoin community, so this content will be dual-purpose: to bring new users to the platform, and to help make Bitshares more comprehensible for all of us.

If elected, I will produce a minimum of 3 Bitshares-related videos per month, and publish them on the YouTube channel. In exchange, the worker role will be 500,000 BTS per month, or about $1800 at current prices. I propose to run a worker term of 3 months, and then we can re-assess at that time.  If BTS holders are pleased with my work, it's likely that a second term will be an option.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 04:31:36 AM by Chronos »

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 03:01:00 AM »
Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 03:11:22 AM »
I have proxied my vote to Xeroc. I support this effort. @xeroc, do you?

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 06:36:19 AM »
@xeroc, do you?
I totally do!

Though I have some critiques on it:

* If you focus on OpenLedger, then Openledger should pay you.
* I would love to see (already in the very beginning) an explanation video that distinguishes BitShares from OpenLedger/FreedomLedger/MakerX(and whatever comes next). This is where we TOTALLY failed. People believe BitShares is owned bit OpenLedger.
* Then I would like to see more walk-throughs and don't think we need all the tech lectures just yet. Tell people how to do things, then tell people how it works later on. There is documentation (in text form) for this already, so I don't think we needs this just yet.

Go for it!
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 10:44:58 AM »
@xeroc, do you?
I totally do!

Though I have some critiques on it:

* If you focus on OpenLedger, then Openledger should pay you.
* I would love to see (already in the very beginning) an explanation video that distinguishes BitShares from OpenLedger/FreedomLedger/MakerX(and whatever comes next). This is where we TOTALLY failed. People believe BitShares is owned bit OpenLedger.
* Then I would like to see more walk-throughs and don't think we need all the tech lectures just yet. Tell people how to do things, then tell people how it works later on. There is documentation (in text form) for this already, so I don't think we needs this just yet.

Go for it!

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 12:01:14 PM »
OP: do you know the referral program which is built inside BitShares and how to use it? It can probably bring you more income if used in the videos.
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 12:59:23 PM »
OP: do you know the referral program which is built inside BitShares and how to use it? It can probably bring you more income if used in the videos.

The referral program sounds good on paper, but after the fees were adjusted it has become pretty much worthless. The top two leading referrers have ~1,600 referred accounts between them and less than a few thousand bts vesting (referral income) each.

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 01:15:03 PM »
Great idea, I would definitely support this.

I agree with Xeroc though that it would be great to have a video making clear the distinction between Bitshares and Openledger. And if it's paid by worker it would be best if the videos used either the light wallet or bitshares.org/wallet.

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2016, 01:30:49 PM »
The referral program sounds good on paper, but after the fees were adjusted it has become pretty much worthless. The top two leading referrers have ~1,600 referred accounts between them and less than a few thousand bts vesting (referral income) each.
I disagree. All it takes it so convince people to upgrade to LTM. Once people see the value in LTM the referral program will be worth it.
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2016, 01:32:38 PM »
@xeroc, do you?
I totally do!

Though I have some critiques on it:

* If you focus on OpenLedger, then Openledger should pay you.
* I would love to see (already in the very beginning) an explanation video that distinguishes BitShares from OpenLedger/FreedomLedger/MakerX(and whatever comes next). This is where we TOTALLY failed. People believe BitShares is owned bit OpenLedger.
* Then I would like to see more walk-throughs and don't think we need all the tech lectures just yet. Tell people how to do things, then tell people how it works later on. There is documentation (in text form) for this already, so I don't think we needs this just yet.

Go for it!

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Videos need to be evergreen and need to focus on the value proposition Bitshares provides.

That would be supportable as a worker.

These videos also would/should integrate into the bitshares.org website as part of our content and be fashioned as such.
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2016, 02:46:52 PM »
Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
I'd prefer the videos stay on the Chronos Crypto channel, but any hotlinking or embedding would be fine. Is that the kind of distributing you had in mind?

* If you focus on OpenLedger, then Openledger should pay you.
If I use https://bitshares.org/wallet for walkthroughs, and demonstrate with Smartcoins like BitBTC rather than OPEN.BTC, then is any part of the work "focused" on OpenLedger?

* I would love to see (already in the very beginning) an explanation video that distinguishes BitShares from OpenLedger/FreedomLedger/MakerX(and whatever comes next).
Well, that's tricky. For many people, that's like the difference between someone's browser, and the Internet. Here, one is the blockchain, and one is how you interact with it. I'll think about the best way to explain this.

Great idea, I would definitely support this.
Thank you!

All it takes it so convince people to upgrade to LTM.
In other words, all it takes is to convince people of something that is currently unlikely: that being an LTM will be long-term profitable because of fee savings and referral fees. I'd agree that the referral system probably isn't compelling for most people right now, if they understand the fee structure.

Videos need to be evergreen and need to focus on the value proposition Bitshares provides.
By "evergreen" I think you mean that the videos need to focus on things that won't make them obsolete. I definitely agree with this, and I always keep it in mind when I'm making videos.



Good feedback. Keep it coming!

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 04:21:00 PM »
Great to see that you are creating a business out on bitshares.  The video productions would benefit your Chronos Crypto channel (is it paid via youtube advertisements?) and the bitshares ecosystem. A win-win prosposition.  +5%

It is regretable that you find the bitshares' referral system not working/not helping your endeavour.  The bitshares referral system is specifically designed to reward people who promote bts to targetted market segments.  If it is not working as it should, the community and the committee have a duty to fix it and make it work again.  Please do spend some time to go through the referral program and see how it can support your business.  I like to see this turn into a successful partnership.


Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
I'd prefer the videos stay on the Chronos Crypto channel, but any hotlinking or embedding would be fine. Is that the kind of distributing you had in mind?


All it takes it so convince people to upgrade to LTM.
In other words, all it takes is to convince people of something that is currently unlikely: that being an LTM will be long-term profitable because of fee savings and referral fees. I'd agree that the referral system probably isn't compelling for most people right now, if they understand the fee structure.




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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2016, 05:29:26 PM »
Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
I'd prefer the videos stay on the Chronos Crypto channel, but any hotlinking or embedding would be fine. Is that the kind of distributing you had in mind?
I don't mind normally using links, but my concern is that you or youtube could always remove those videos at any time. Would you be willing to give the community the source videos in the unlikely case they are no longer accessible via your youtube account for some reason?
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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 05:49:15 PM »
Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
I'd prefer the videos stay on the Chronos Crypto channel, but any hotlinking or embedding would be fine. Is that the kind of distributing you had in mind?
I don't mind normally using links, but my concern is that you or youtube could always remove those videos at any time. Would you be willing to give the community the source videos in the unlikely case they are no longer accessible via your youtube account for some reason?
That's a valid concern. I'd be happy to make the .mp4 video files temporarily available to the community as a backup, provided that they are not posted or distributed outside the Chronos Crypto Youtube Channel (unless that channel becomes unavailable and I provide no reasonable equivalent alternative).

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Re: [Worker Proposal] Chronos Crypto videos
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 06:47:34 PM »
Assuming the community has the right to distribute the videos for promotional purposes, I/BlockTrades would vote for your worker.
I'd prefer the videos stay on the Chronos Crypto channel, but any hotlinking or embedding would be fine. Is that the kind of distributing you had in mind?
I don't mind normally using links, but my concern is that you or youtube could always remove those videos at any time. Would you be willing to give the community the source videos in the unlikely case they are no longer accessible via your youtube account for some reason?
That's a valid concern. I'd be happy to make the .mp4 video files temporarily available to the community as a backup, provided that they are not posted or distributed outside the Chronos Crypto Youtube Channel (unless that channel becomes unavailable and I provide no reasonable equivalent alternative).
Sounds fine to me.
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