Q2 Project Manager Funding Request

Posted on 2019-04-04 by BigSlim
Status: Seeking community approval
Target: 8500.0 AEON ➞ 6324.95 USD


Why?

This proposal is for funding me for the next three months with Project Management. This funding will go towards aiding in the growth of not only the Aeon Community but the project as a whole.

How much?

8,500 Aeon broken down as follows:

$25/hour for 10 hours a week and 40hrs/month of my time for a total of $3000. Converted to Aeon at an average 1-week market price of $.35 (more than current 2 week average price as of proposal) rounded down is 8,500 Aeon total.

I spend on average more than 1.5hrs/day on this work so I am contributing time as well into this proposal.

Completed Milestones from Q1Here are the milestones from Q1 and their outcomes:

Milestone 1: Funding of Q1 proposal - Completed. Thank you to all who donated!

Milestone 2: Submitting 3 additional Exchange listing contracts (1 major and 2 mid/low volume) and if required, AFS proposals for exchange listing fees. - Completed. Here are the following exchanges and their information about the application process:

TradeSatoshi - Dec 28 AFS proposal date. Closed February 13th due to lack of interest from the community in a listing. 1BTC listing fee.

Cryptobridge - Dec 30th AFS proposal date. Jan 2 submission date. Jan 4 approval date and Aeon listed in “listing in progress” status. AFS closed February 4 due to lack of interest in the community to list on Cryptobridge DEX. 2.5BTC listing fee.

Poloniex - January 24th submission date. No response back from exchange on the a listing.

Cryptrade - January 25th submission date. January 26th approval date and Aeon was added to the “voting list”. Aeon has not officially been added to the exchange that is now live on their mainnet. 140 votes for Aeon on this list. No listing fee “for now”.

Bilaxy - March 14th submission date. March 15th approval date for listing. No AFS created. The exchange is asking for a 2BTC listing fee.

Finexbox - March 22nd submission date. March 23rd approval date. AFS created March 23rd and has not been commented on or put into funding status. .5BTC listing fee.

Additional exchanges that were not sent a listing application but noted:

Spicex.io - .5BTC listing fee as of March 4th. I did not even respond to this inquiry.

Exfinex.me - 2.5BTC listing fee as of February 16th. From their correspondence via email: “EXFINEX exchange has direct partnership with OKEx, so user who register on OKEx can sign in to EXFINEX with the same credentials and vise versa.”. Unsure about this exchange as I have no experience with OKEx exchange.

Idax.mn - 8BTC listing fee. Talked with CMO and he does like our project and has an interest in it. This is one of the top 10 exchanges in the world.

ChangeNow - We are listed on this platform already but our exchange service has been in maintenance since November 2018. I have been in contact with their team since December about this and they have not re-initialized this service.

Milestone 3: Basic marketing of Aeon and community through social media platforms. This will be done on all available social platforms such as Medium, Twitter, Telegram, etc - Completed. I have done basic marketing of Aeon and its community. I have created an AFS for a marketing inquiry to our project from Cryptoshib. Thunderosa has created an AFS for a branding and marketing package as well that is currently in funding status.

Milestone 4: As part of the marketing I will be doing social giveaways of Aeon using 10% of proposal funds, approximately $300 USD and 1000 Aeon. - Completed. I have funded these community engagement activities this quarter for a total of approximately 1200 Aeon, going above the original allotted amount:

1/31/2019 - Ledger Nano S community giveaway - 350 Aeon 2/2019 - AFS 25 Thunderosa Marketing donation - 500 Aeon 3/10/2019 - Raspberry Pi 3B+ community giveaway - 350 Aeon

Milestone 5: Seeking out Aeon integration to web platforms such as but not limited to https://coinmarketdaddy.com/currencies/aeon/ for broadening the audience of the Aeon project. -Partially completed. I have reached out to and have been approached by a few projects that want to integrate Aeon. Aside from the Cryptoshib marketing, I have been in contact with QoinPro wallet for integration into their wallet platform with a cost of 1.3BTC that includes minor marketing and promotion on their end with the integration. With the availability of the WooCommerce integration from the Aeon Community GitHub, I have been contacting merchant platforms about integrating this plugin for their websites.

Milestone 6: Drafting a results document for the past 3 months of Aeon to be submitted to the community. -Completed with this AFS.

What?

Aeon is currently in a rapid growth stage. 2019 is set to be another big year for the Aeon project and its community with the upcoming fork and proposed POW change to K12. The Aeon community has asked for Aeon to be listed on exchanges so I have started the process for listing on these exchanges and creating AFS proposals. The Aeon community has asked for merchant adoption and services integration and we are working on this with the addition of our WooCommerce plugin. I have been the contact point liaison for Aeon with many of these prospects. I would like to continue to lead the Aeon project as a Project Manager for 2019 and beyond working with developers, merchants, exchanges, and integration platforms. I would like to use my skillsets to help negotiate B2B integrations where available with additional guidance from the community as a whole. I would be assisting with developers to help integrate Aeon into as many platforms as possible. In addition, I would be working with marketing professionals and their expertise when available to broaden the social view and visibility of the Aeon project to all corners of the market. In March, I started the Translations Project for 2019 and it is off to a good start with 2 languages added already. I am heading this project and engaging the community to help create a multi-language use platform. Funding for this proposal will help continue this effort of growth and integration for next three months of 2019.

Additionally, this proposal funds a business mobile phone plan used for Aeon only business purposes for a contact point with exchanges and merchant platforms as necessary. The plan consists of 3 months of $15/month smartphone mobile data/text/cellular service. The funding will be used to cover the next $45 for 3 months of prepaid service plans. I have additionally purchased a Galaxy s7 for use with the Android Armv8 CLI and GUI binary project.

Milestones?

Milestone 1: Funding Achieved. - Time period of 1 month. Milestone payment 1: 100% upfront payment of 8500 Aeon

Milestone 2: Following up with exchanges that we have submitted listings for that have not added Aeon to the integration list. I will not be actively seeking exchange listing unless the community requests a specific exchange to be listed on. I will inform the community of offerings sent our way from abroad. I am attempting to restore relations with HitBTC but that has been an ongoing process since 9/2018.

Milestone 3: Basic marketing of Aeon and community through social media platforms. This will be done on all available social platforms such as Medium, Twitter, Telegram, etc. If B2B points of contact arise, I will create the necessary AFS proposals if needed. I will continue Medium blog posts and plan to create a minimum of 3 visual “How-To’s” on usage of Aeon GUI platform.

Milestone 4: As part of the marketing I will be doing social giveaways of Aeon using 10% of proposal funds (850 Aeon), approximately $300 USD. These will include but not be limited to direct Aeon donations to community members for involvement in the community activities, product giveaways such as ledger nanoS, or donations to AFS proposals from other community members. I plan to do one giveaway and the rest spent on direct donations or Twitter direct giveaways.

Milestone 5: Translations Project continuation. Planning for 3 major languages to be added to this project. Additional languages added as well if community members donate their time.

Milestone 6: Drafting a results document for the past 3 months of Aeon to be submitted to the community.

Outcomes?

Some of the possible outcomes from successful funding of this proposal are but not limited to:

  • Possible listing of Aeon on additional exchanges

  • Possible integration of Aeon into merchant platforms

  • Higher visibility of the Aeon project by not only the crypto community but outside interests

  • Increased value add platforms such as multi-asset wallets, crypto news platforms, merchant websites

  • Organic growth of Aeon through community involvement in projects such as the Translations Project, Beta Testing, and Community Giveaways

  • Value increase of Aeon as a currency

Why you?

I am dedicated to Aeon and the community. I have devoted almost all of my spare time outside my day job in the past 3 months to the Aeon project and community. I have pushed aside other tasks and projects to focus on organic community growth and involvement with Aeon because I believe in the project, its community, and its core code. I have been a part of the Aeon community since around August 2017 and stuck through the rough waters of the project rebase and the bear market of 2018/19. I plan to stay with the community because of these values. I have past professional experience managing groups of 4-8 people in projects and daily tasks. I had a successful term as an elected position of President for an HOA for over 3 years. I enjoy the tasks of project growth and currently that is what Aeon is. I believe that the community consensus is that I am devoted to this project. I run the Medium blog for State of Aeon and other posts and the @AeonCommunity Twitter feed. I created the Aeon beta testing guidelines and the translations project for 2019 and run the community meetings when available. Additionally, I do beta testing as needed and run two public nodes I personally fund. Alongside this, I have been working on mobile adoption of Aeon where possible with Android binaries for full CLI as this goes to the roots of the project. I believe I would be best fit for continuing the role of Project Manager and this AFS proposal would solidify me in this role for the funding period. Thank you for your time and consideration of this proposal.

EDIT 442019: Removed milestone information regarding the DELTA APP listing. That service integration was provided by Camothegeek.

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french-vision 2019-04-10 12:17
camthegeek I agree with you but I think you are little hard ... I see more a 8 hours per weeks than per month. Difficult for him : example: exchanges refuse add Aeon but if exchanges agree will see more work and in reality is the same work for him. The more interesting job I see is : https://www.reddit.com/r/Aeon/comments/b8wp2c/full_aeon_core_on_android_update/ it's perfect is the origin for Aeon to be... but the presentation is bad ( marketing( video)) ( dream ) sorry for my English BigSlim 8500aeon is big for Aeon , 3000 dollars isn't it ( the problem when Aeon is too small) ; and between us is more than I have, difficult to come with the old community when the majority of Aeon is already distributive you have raison to ask some Ask Aeon. some contributors don't ask ( they have already a lot).. Also not answer : https://www.reddit.com/r/Aeon/comments/b7t1n9/its_time_for_aeon_to_thinking_bigger/ Bigslim Propose a free donation ... and show the account (it is possible with Aeon funding?)... thank you
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camthegeek [admin] 2019-04-04 19:05
Thanks BigSlim for your efforts for the past 3 months! From your previous 3 months, I am not seeing anything significant that would require this high amount of funding. Unfortunately, I am not going to agree on funding this proposal. Highlights of your last 3 months: A bit of community involvement with give-a-ways. No exchange listings. No new merchants. No new ways to use AEON. Nothing worth a $3K USD investment. You have stated you have acted as a liaison between AEON and exchanges but nothing has happened other than the community not being interested in listed fees on exchanges where there seems to be a quite a bit of fake volume. The basic marketing piece: making posts of Medium is helpful and some of the posts on Twitter have been helpful. However, these are free to use tools in which anyone could operate. I thank you for doing this for a free and open source project but again, I do not think it is worth a $3K USD investment. A Twitter post takes 30 seconds to do. A blog takes maybe an hour or two to write. With two blog posts per month and a single post every day on Twitter, we're looking at maybe 8 hours per month spent. >this proposal funds a business mobile phone plan used for Aeon -> Google Voice is free and can tie in with your current phone with a separate number. There are other services similar to Google Voice which are also low cost and gives a dedicated number and other abilities without the need of a second device. Overall, I'm not convinced the outcome this round will be worth the investment based on the results of last rounds outcomes. Again, thank you for your efforts BigSlim.
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BigSlim [op] 2019-04-05 03:40
Sorry for the confusion. I will re-word this proposal and add in additional documentation of milestones and information in regards to the progress made. I agree I may have jumped the gun on this and did not fully complete this to be visible to the community. Those members who are not regularly active may view this as incomplete and I do not want that to be the case as I try to be as transparent as I can when available. I have defined my opinion of a [project manager](https://github.com/BigslimVdub/Roles) for Aeon tonight based off my past 3 months of work. Feel free to browse this for clarification on this matter. I will work on updating the proposal. Thank you for your comments. EDIT: link didn't work. changed it
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