Last Updated 2nd Nov: This is a fluid document so we will keep updating it over time.
Timelines aren't exact but this is what we have coming up next!
- [DONE!] Pre-Beta: Only BNTY token, it powers all tipping, and we pay the tips. This is just a testing with a few private bloggers, not wanting to share the articles and attract real readers yet. DONE
- [NOW/SOON]Beta: No changes to tokens, still just BNTY but we now start some marketing and attracting readers and pull some traffic through the platform and "allow" people to share their articles on social media etc. * Read our full Publish 0x is Open as Beta announcement for info on what is working and what isn't :)
- Version 1.0: Adding ERC20 token support. First we will be adding support for 5-10 further tokens, all erc20s, and we will be hopefully integrating these via another partnership with a big player in the cryptocurrency space. At this stage readers can choose any token to tip in, but BNTY will still be the default tipping coin, and there will be some bonuses introduced for choosing it :D
- Version 2.0: Advanced token features: Such as being able to depost and pay a BIG tip to a blogger. Token utility within the platform for example buying a "feature my article for 1 day on the homepage" spot, and some really exciting further utility for BNTY token to get access to some of the advanced features without paying.. seriously, some of this is really cool, but we are still planning so it's a little premature yet ;)
Bigger Future Plans
- Integration with Request.Network. This integration will enable us to integrate and allow tipping in a range of different erc20 tokens, and then lead on and allow us to develop "Premium Features", "Bigger Tips", "Patreon Elements"
- Article Bounty System: Create a bounty in our backend for a writer to claim: e.g. "Bounty = $30 / Title = XCoin October Analysis / Info = Write a 400 word article about our coin price movements in October as well as mentioning our 2 new partnerships."
- Premium Features: Pay a small amount to feature your post on our header and homepage for the day.
- Bigger Tips: Deposit a larger amount of cryptocurrency to send a bigger tip to an author you really love.
- Patreon Elements: Setup weekly/monthly sponsorships of your favorite bloggers.