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Hi Bitshares Community!

I am George, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitspark and I am writing here today to hopefully gain your support for a place on the Bitshares Committee for our account bitspark-delegate. I first became aware of Bitshares in 2014 and attended a meet up in Hong Kong for a presentation about it by one of the BTS team, at the time (to my detriment) I wasn’t able to fully grasp the implications of Bitshares until I started seriously looking into it again in 2017 when bitcoin fees became an issue for our business.

You may be aware over the last year and a half we at Bitspark have been quite active in the Bitshares community. We started off in 2017 with our successful ZEPH tokensale where we identified some core features on the roadmap: launching our DEX Gateway (Sparkdex), beginning buybacks of ZEPH, deployment of our new centralised Bitspark product built entirely on the DEX for fiat money transfers and a mobile app for DEX assets to be deposited, withdrawn and exchanged for cash. I am pleased to say that almost all of those roadmap goals have been met with the exception of the mobile app which the new version is due in a month at the end of Q2.

On the marketing front we have been advocates for Bitshares at every opportunity and I daresay have probably got more coverage than every project on Bitshares combined- from about 2018 onwards we mention Bitshares wherever we can. For example, when searching for Bitspark you’ll see articles from many global publications with huge audiences like:

Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2019-01-29/stablecoins-great-for-cross-border-transactions-radio
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-12/bitcoin-started-with-all-men-now-crypto-is-opening-up-to-women
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-24/crypto-mania-grips-hong-kong-as-city-looks-for-life-beyond-banks

CNBC
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/26/this-26-year-old-dropped-out-of-college-and-built-a-multinational-blockchain-business.html

RT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiYQ5Mn-_w&list=PLrou7z4TGqLNNW0QnCrjZtAO-D4uBhwX-&index=5&t=1s

Nikkei
https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Southeast-Asians-get-to-grips-with-bitcoin

Coindesk
https://www.coindesk.com/bitspark-embarks-blockchain-remittance-trial-un-tajikistan
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-remittance-companies-strug-off-swift-blockchain
https://www.coindesk.com/bitspark-hong-kong-remittance
https://www.coindesk.com/bitspark-rolls-remittance-service-indonesia
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-firm-bitspark-joins-accentures-fintech-accelerator

South China Morning Post:
https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/3001912/age-bankless-global-money-transfer-dawns-blockchain
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/people-events/special-reports/topics/xxiv-2017/article/2120698/how-maxine-ryan
https://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/1919116/beyond-bitcoin-will-hong-kong-disrupt-and-shape-future-finance

….and many more we lost count, including New York Times, Accenture, AFR, Cointelegraph, Bitcoinist, Podcasts, TV interviews and many more including this article with an interesting headline for BTS holders: “BTS spikes 24% as token gets mainstream attention from CNBC” https://hacked.com/bitshares-bts-spikes-24-as-token-gets-mainstream-attention-from-cnbc/

Suffice to say I think this is a positive on the marketing front for Bitshares.

Bitspark was the first cryptocurrency remittance company in 2014 and ever since then we have been evolving and improving our products for our customers who are mainly people looking to send money for cash in/out in various SE Asian countries- this is our core business and expanding the ability for more people in more currencies to be able to exchange cash to crypto is our goal. It is out belief that right now Bitshares is best suited to be able to achieve this due to the ability to create a stablecoin for any national currency without the counterparty risk of needing collateral held in a centralised entity.

Our goals on the committee would be as follows:

* Ensure Bitshares can adapt to changing market conditions quickly and quick decisions can be made by the committee
* Ensure the continued viability of Committee issued assets and voice concerns about parameter changes we feel would jeopardise this
* Advocate for a fee structure that maintains the cheapest possible costs for customers of Bitshares balance with a slight deficit to the reserve pool as we believe spending money now is what’s required to get greater gains in the future.
* General support for proposals that increase the adoption, growth and usage of Bitshares in real products and services.


Apart from advocacy on the committee our plan to add value to Bitshares over the coming months is as following:

* Continue adding more fiat deposit and withdraw currencies for Bitshares assets. Right now you can deposit withdraw and exchange all Bitshares assets on bitspark.io for fiat. Yes fiat.
* Add more BTS collateralised stablecoins to the DEX
* Launch our revamped mobile app suitable not just for money transfers but for any crypto user globally to cash in/out crypto and fiat.
* Start adding more feeds to our witness nodes and feed committee assets with prices, open source our own feeds for our assets
* Support workers, BSIPs and proposals which continue to add value for BTS, in some cases fund development.

So given this, we think we would be a valuable addition to the committee and we welcome you to please vote for us at bitspark-delegate

Edit: Update: Ready for voting, made the proposal should see it in your voting section now on DEX-->Committee
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 05:37:59 am by George_Bitspark »
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I think this would be a positive and engaged addition to the Committee.

Love to see all the marketing you guys manage to pull off - if you can crowbar the word Bitshares into a few more of them then all the better ;)
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 11:51:39 am by matle85 »

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Update: Ready for voting, made the proposal should see it in your voting section now on DEX-->Committee
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You got my support as well. I'm happy to see you as a business built on BitShares stepping into that role.

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bitspark-delegate is now active and voted into the committee, thanks for your support! Will keep this thread open for reporting on decisions we take on committee issues.
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There is an upcoming BSIP70 proposal (Margin lending and Trading on the DEX) which I have been working with the Core Team on in order to get into the next major Bitshares Protocol Upgrade release as soon as possible. Part of that BSIP involves some Committee adjusted parameters, I will be happy to make some recommendations on these parameters when the final spec for BSIP70 is approved for the community to review.
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There is an upcoming BSIP70 proposal (Margin lending and Trading on the DEX) which I have been working with the Core Team on in order to get into the next major Bitshares Protocol Upgrade release as soon as possible. Part of that BSIP involves some Committee adjusted parameters, I will be happy to make some recommendations on these parameters when the final spec for BSIP70 is approved for the community to review.

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