Create Token codes that anyone can claim.

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Tabby Rewards

If you’ve ever tried to send Tokens to more than a handful of users at once, you already know the pain. First you have to collect the address of each user. Then you manually make a Blockchain transaction to send Tokens to each user. This is both time consuming and costly, as you’ll pay gas for every transaction. It also carries a risk of irreversible mistakes.

🔗 Tabby Rewards is live now.

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So many new possibilities

Tabby Rewards solves these problems by uniquely offering Token redemption through a simple URL, allowing you to mass send Tokens without knowing the receiving addresses. This opens up huge possibilities on how you can reward users. …


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Letter to the BlockCAT Community, from Eric Huang, BlockCAT CEO

The crypto community has been enduring a long winter. Bitcoin is -75% from all time high. Ether is -85% from all time high. Most altcoins and tokens are experiencing similar markets. While the price of crypto doesn’t impact blockchain usability, it does put many crypto users into hibernation.

CryptoKitties was one of the hottest DApps at the close of 2017, peaking at 15,000 concurrent users, but has now fallen to a mere 400 current users today. On DappRadar, 85% of DApps receive less than 10 daily users. This speaks volumes about the overall adoption of smart contracts today.

At BlockCAT, we’ve always believed smart contracts will become an integral part of the future of financial applications. For this future to happen, we need to remain focused on building core technology that allows Blockchain to scale and become vastly more accessible. This has been part of our vision from the very start, and remains a key part of every decision about the work we do each day. …


Testing Rewards

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Testing Rewards — Part 2

I want to write a big thank you to those of you who reached out after the last community update.

We have received a small amount of highly engaged interest, but we are still eagerly looking for testing partners who specifically are engaged in operating marketing projects — whether that’s Facebook advertising, forum or email distributions, landing page testing or coupon codes and experimentation.

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The feedback so far has been positive, though with some pretty significant sticking points in terms of nontechnical user experience challenges. Like with Pay, we’ve done a lot of design work of mitigating confusion related to many of the details — but in this case, some of the details are considerably more complex. …


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Testing Rewards

After some exploration with our local partners, we’re ready to start seeking further testers for the Rewards platform — but we’re not looking for just anyone: read on if you are interested in helping us get the product in hands of real users.

We had deferred further development on the platform (in favor of the token tool — the integration of which is likely a big piece of the Rewards platform usage for nontechnical users) until a round of actual users had gone end-to-end through the product, unguided, and provided their insights.

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The platform has been met with initial success and a short-term goal is to run a second stage of aggressive testing, this time with people directly involved in marketing and promotional activity. We’re especially interested in having users who have no crypto background whatsoever. …


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Security & Trust

The start to 2019 has been an interesting time in the world of cryptocurrency. There has been issues with exchanges being hacked and shut down which resulted in the loss of millions of dollars worth of crypto. There are still “scams” being promoted on social media sites promising to double returns on crypto.

What can we learn from this? Well, clearly some of these issues are security related. Whether it is flawed code or poor business decision making, users have not always been protected. Security should be in the forefront when developing and managing Ethereum DApps. Business leaders and developers can only build solid infrastructure and trust with users if there are appropriate security measures in place. That may mean testing and re-testing products over and over until there are no flaws. …


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This week, work on the ERC creator continues with design and implementation phases both fully specified and progress is moving at a pace we are happy with.

There was some speculation 😂 in Discord that there was no team… or something. To satisfy the curiosity, we posted some current pictures of the office — on a snowy day here in Canada.

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While we’ve regularly discussed some of the path forward with the staking model tool, ERC creator and “generalized smart contract” tooling both in the community and with other people involved, we are working presently to summarize a roadmap document for everyone. …


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Cryptopia

As many of you may have heard, Cryptopia experienced a significant compromise on January 14th.

Our efforts to collect information on what is going on at Cryptopia have been largely stonewalled by the investigation at the moment. We currently are attempting to understand — with specific evidence — the probability that stolen property will be recovered and estimate a timeline or probability of the exchange returning to functional.

At the same time, we’re monitoring how other groups impacted by the attack intend to respond. We have a number of very distinct possible responses in front of us but are not prepared to commit to any of them without more information as the impact on everyone is significant. …


We are back and ready to go 💪

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Return from Holidays

We’re back to work after the holiday season. We spent the first week back cleaning and reviewing our planning infrastructure with fresh eyes. This was productive and we believe tightened up some forward looking timelines considerably without materially giving up functionality. Everyone is fresh and excited for 2019.

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Rewards in Use

We are actively using Rewards now! The first distribution end-to-end was done this week on a private deployment. This was a “proof of concept” in a sense, but we expect to show some actual use in the following weeks.

Deployment infrastructure is in place for a public demo and design cleanup is mostly done, though there are still finishing touches taking place. The next steps here are to prepare a promotion, public demonstration and appropriate marketing material — the timing of which will all be predicated on aligning a good release date for a public demonstration with the wider ecosystem and circumstance. …


What does “smart contracts for everyone” mean?

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We’ve been hearing a lot of discussion that is already aligned with our plan — questions like whether we’ll make it through the current “crypto winter” and how we’re addressing the uncertainty about future demand for crypto products. I just wanted to take a quick opportunity to highlight how we’re thinking about these issues and make sure our communication is clear.

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“Real” Businesses — Ensuring

A lot of the design and “next steps” feedback we’re focused on has come from networking with non-crypto businesses. This is essential to our strategy and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. …


We look for community feedback as we wrap up Tabby Rewards.

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Tabby Rewards — Feedback Wanted 📣

We want your feedback! Before we get to that, let’s recap the main features of Tabby Rewards.

Tabby Rewards allows teams to distribute tokens quickly and easily via unique, redeemable URL codes — without requiring a list of wallet addresses beforehand.

Our goal is to provide teams with a simple and easy-to-use tool to promote their project and incentivize users.

One of the biggest benefits of Tabby Rewards is the ability to mass distribute your tokens in unique and exciting ways. Similar to coupon codes, there are dozens of effective ways to incentivize users. A couple of suggestions include:

  • Email Signup
    By using a service like MailChimp, you can easily reward new email signups with a URL link that takes them to a page to redeem tokens. …

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BlockCAT lets anyone create, manage, and deploy smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain — no programming required. http://blockcat.io

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