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promote monero in China
Currently, the total market capitalization of monero was ranked third among all the cryptocurrencies (4 January 2017). But in China which is one of the most important markets, monero's visibility and media exposure is much lower than that of bitcoin, eth, zcash, litecoin, and even much lower than that of Dogecoin and DASH.
Before December 2016, the Baidu Index (provided by China's most leading search engine service provider, Baidu, and similar to Google trends) showed that the number of searches for 门罗币(monero in Chinese) was almost zero.
There is no Chinese discussion forum and bbs specifically for monero. Monero only occasionally appears in a discussion or an article regarding the anonymity of Bitcoin.
What monero is treated in China is seriously inconsistent with its third place in market value. For a greater success of monero, we must improve this situation.
I'm from china. Monero believer.
I purcharsed the Baidu Index to monitor the search trend of monero. (Yes, the Baidu Index isn't free.)
I provided china.moneroworld.com opennode
In December 2016, I posted three articles on the 8btc, which was the most well-known cryptocurrencies discussion forum in China, to introduce monero either directly or side-by-side. The number of view per article was 1500+. The links are as follows:
After that, monero's daily search number in Baidu was about 110. I hope that this may be due to these articles. : ->
I manage a Chinese qq discuss group for monero. There are about 700 people in the group. Every day, I spend 1-2 hours in answering their questions about monero.
Currently, most of monero beginners in China have no technical background and poor English proficiency, which greatly limits their participation in the monero.
To increase monero's media exposure while allowing more people to know monero, I propose to cooperate with 8btc, which is China's most well-known cryptocurrencies discussion forum, and open a separate forum for monero on the 8btc. Currently, 8btc has more than 50K registered members and the 3000 + number of active people per day.
Cooperating with 8btc can gain wide attentions to the largest extent.
I will be the administrator of the discussion forum for monero. At the same time, I will write a series of posts about FAQ, how to use wallet, mining, monero's technical advantages, etc.
In addition to maintaining the forum, I will write at least one article per week to introduce the latest monero progress. At the same time, I will translate at least a piece of news regarding monero every week. Those translated articles will be placed on the home page of 8btc information forum.
Moreover, as for any Chinese localization need of the monero community, I can organize people to translate. Thus, the progress of the monero can spread to the Chinese community at the highest speed.
one word: The more the Chinese are involved, the higher the monero price is.
The expense for cooperating with 8btc is 15btc, about 1000xmr. As for specific expenses, see the final section in Promotion Campaign Proposal with 8btc. The payment will be made in full at one time to 8btc.
I will take two hours a day during Monday to Friday, and four hours per day during weekends to maintain the forum and write a variety of articles and news about monero. 14 hours a week, 1xmr per hour. For each month, 14 * 4 = 56xmr. Temporarily as for fees for 6 months. 56 * 6 = 336XMR The total cost is 1000 + 336 = 1336 XMR
After successfully applying for 8btc monero sub-forum, I'll post the link here. You can check my work results every day.
donation address: 44eqrSwWxfqMPABxAyCQ5gC9SmJF9Jkc7ax67oYe7BC84dGTaLQ9hKe8GuL7jGvdHxAAaSTjnVA6FerurnjSD8Jg3UrbsbP
8btc Promotion Campaign Proposal: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8hJ6B9ndPrVblNNVjVhSUd2WE0
baidu index "monero" http://index.baidu.com/?tpl=trend&word=%C3%C5%C2%DE%B1%D2
monero qq group: 605809242 download qq: http://im.qq.com
let's make monero great!!
On behalf of myself and MoneroDirect, we have donated 30XMR.
I'll be happy to donate to this effort...
However, only if it is done via the Monero Forum Funding System (FFS) and with someone reputable in the Monero community who can independently verify that the specified tasks have actually been done as I can't really read Chinese myself.
No offence to you firpertect, I really appreciate your efforts to promote more awareness of Monero in China. But without some form of escrow, or a way for me to verify funds were actually spent on what was proposed, then I unfortunately will be reluctant to donate.
After the whole incident with Atrides (basically now confirmed) scammed the Monero community off several thousand XMR (of which I made a sizable contribution) when he asked for community donations to develop FreeBazaar (a fork of OpenBazaar for Monero) but then never delivered. I've become more wary when donating to projects that have no form of escrow. The last Github commit Atrides made was almost 1.5 years ago so there is no doubt to me he has abandon this effort and just pocketed the community donation.
I understand your concerns very much.
First of all, in order to dispel the doubts of the community, any form of escrow, I can accept.
Secondly, because the promotion work is not like developing code, there are significant milestons. On how to check the results of my work, which requires me to consult with you.
At present I will do and you can check the work include: 8btc monero subforum the number of active users per day, the search number of monero, every week at least two news translation about monero.
On a one-time payment to the 8btc 1000xmr, I am currently negotiating with 8btc, I hope this fee is paid monthly.
If the financing is successful, I will withdraw the funds monthly.
Thank you firpertect for taking the initiative. Exposure in China would be beneficial for XMR, but I do have some reservations.
I agree with antw081, a trusted escrow agent should be appointed to monitor the progress and disburse funds according to some clearly defined milestones.
Paying 8btc 15 BTC upfront, in one payment, is not a good idea. You should try to negotiate a month to month arrangement, so we can monitor the effectiveness of this effort with maybe something like Google Analytics. There should be some objective quantifiable measurement to see if this avenue is worth pursuing. If we are not getting results, we can then try some other Chinese news/forum site or even try a different strategy altogether.