Hello @Dacha as always, feel a lot of respect for you, I have seen how much you have been working for the community without having any job position, or being part of the core team, so yeah I feel a lot of respect for you, as 2021: The Year in Review shows.
There will be not much contributors when NF stop payments. True believers will stick but won’t be enough.
The first step is where we are now, Guilds need to be evaluated to get funding and they need funding to start their own first steps.
Guilds need to develop and propose projects/activities that will be self sustainable, and this projects will produce earnings that will use the Guild itself to keep contributing.
Best example is a Company own by the Guild or the community where the main purpose of the company will be to produce and sell a product that will increase awarness about NEAR helping with education and marketing
Projects like the NEAR P2P that will help with the onboarding and the Guild that is launching this project (NEAR VENEZUELA) will receive 20% of the profits on the Guild DAO.
Guild Activities like education/development/consulting where we charge a price to the customers/students/enterprises in order to help them to grow professionally or to launch their own projects
We believe that Geographic Guilds can become into cooperatives where we can be incubator for other external particular projects, and in this way we will keep spreading the NEAR Protocol and onboarding new projects - growing the ecosystem - without the need for funding.
Hello Luis, later this important question could be a poll or a google form where we could extract some metrics ?
Good question, I will say that… finally I have been able to find a place where I feel 100% welcomed and where I really can add true value. I have been working in the blockchain sfere since 2016, I had my own company, and it is now just a remittances business but we sold almost $2M in mining equipment in just one year, we had a gold age, and then I had to take a hard lesson with trading, I even study corporate finances to understand more about that part, now I am able to improve my english too, so yeah I am beeing able to use my knowledge and to learn a lot every day so there is only wins wins here.
I think a very large number of our community members are here because they saw it as an opportunity to better their lives and endeavors. I also think that none of us will want such good opportunity to stop. I want to believe that the pioneer minds behind this laudable project would have factored this challenge that is why l want to believe that only projects that will have a lasting impact to the community’s greater good are the ones being considered. I for one would want to see that this NEAR project is one that can be used to tackle poverty as we share the goodness of our goals to our various communities and circle of friends. I quite understand your point @Dacha but l am very sure that our goals will be achieved if we teach the right things in the right way.
Near has impacted my life by proving the power of community. It is often in difficult times in society that people are able to pool together for a common cause. With a decent knowledge of the Crypto market (after losing my job to COVID my boyfriend and I both took a leap and invested what we had into crypto and have lived off of trading for the past year and half) I just recently started exploring NFTs DAOs and realized that it is time to learn code/developing. My first venture away from cryptocurrencies themselves, into the NFT market - totally blew my mind in the way that people were so dedicated and inclusive in these communities, i.e. Discord, Telegram. I was also shocked at the scams and spam you have to maneuver around - more so than in cryptocurrencies themselves. But where I finally found my comfort zone was in DAOs and decentralized platforms or ecosystems. Near caught my attention first, because of my knowledge of Solana being a well established and rapidly growing asset (as far as I’ve seen in my short time with the crypto market) I dug deeper and am still amazed at the vast growth here. I see so much value in Near, not only the opportunities available to people all over the world, the connections that are able to be made within the community, but the quake-proof foundation that Near is built on. It is inspirational that I found a space where I can use any/all of my skills and continue to educate myself and broaden that portfolio of skills, especially with the ability to do so all in the same space. I think that even if funding was cut today - Near would essentially live on in the progessive projects that like-minded individuals would accomplish based on connections made here. The ability to bounce ideas off of eachother, to collaborate and find that person who may be the missing puzzle piece to your project, and frankly the resourcefulness people quickly adapt when circumstances call for it. Thank you to everyone here! I hope we each learn something new everyday
good question. real enthusiasts and believers will be staying here.
everyone needs to develop themselves to the extent of their skills and think about original startups. The opportunities in Crypto and our Ecosystem are endless and will not diminish in near future. Those who depend on routine activities and money from NF without self-development and innovation are likely to have problems in the future.