PayWhatYouWant: Result for May 2019
We need to first give you a review on our #PayWhatYouWant campaign. To recall what it is, please take a look at below:
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In the first month (May) of the campaign, we have received below donations from 4 delegators so far:
- 5 atoms at height 262,616
- 5 atoms at height 382,053
- 3 atoms at height 385,320
- 0.21 atoms at height 433,521
- 210 atoms at height 433,557
- 300 atoms at height 447,967
Total amount is 523 atoms. The result is quite good, given we have not promoted the campaign aggressively. Still, we need to have a wider set of donors.
Delegate to contributing validators
We are delegating the donations to other contributing validators which are out of the top 20% validators. As a stake, this amount of delegation is so small. But what more important is that this list of validators is our choice. We chose them for reasons. They are Kalpa Tech, Chris Remus (Chainflow), Easy2Stake, Melea, Firmamint and StakeWith.Us.
1) Kalpa Tech
Kalpa Tech is an award-winner in Game of Stakes run by Adriana. She is an active community contributor in Cosmos. More than the daily communication works she has done in community channels, her “Today in Cosmos” series on her Twitter is now part of my routine every morning I wake up:
2) Chris Remus (Chainflow)
Chris Remus is another active contributing community member since Oct 2017. He was covered in the Q&A Session by InterChain Foundation in July 2018. He was also covered in Cosmos Validator Brief series by Jesse Livermore:
Chris is advocating for decentralization. He has started Decentralized Staking Defenders to “engage in dialogue and take meaningful action to counter staking’s trend toward centralization.”
The third one of this batch is Easy2Stake by Chinezupwnz (Liviu Nica). Being the third does not mean we rank him the third. Easy2Stake is a named winner in the Never Jailed category in Game of Stake. In fact, his current low delegation is due to bad luck which he has described below:
Chinezupwnz evolved to group as Easy 2 Stake, GoS proof of ownership · Issue #29 ·…
Hello ICF, Unfortunately, i wasn't able to participate from the start due to a misfortunate series of personal…
Before the above happened, I have already asked him about this. I meant, what? You were a GoS Never Jailed winner and you gave up being a genesis validator? His answer was that he was not ready at that time to take this responsibility.
I truly respected his decision. This guy is serious.
First of all, we are still waiting for new donation to make our delegation to Melea. But you have my word. Once we have got another 200 atoms as donation, we will execute the delegation.
Melea was one of the earliest validators our Kwun Yeung has connected to in the early stage of our Cosmos journey. He has helped us a lot. His involvement and contribution are witnessed by a lot of prominent Cosmonauts:
Melea is funny, helpful and straightforward. He is a critical part to make our Cosmos community diversified and inclusive. He is also an active and contributing validator on Iris Hub.
Based in Canada, Firmamint is another Never Jailed winner in Game of Stakes. They are an active contributor in the community and have track record in ensuring the high quality of the validators’ chat room.
StakeWith.Us is a Cosmos validator based in Singapore. They are currently a leading validator on Plasmachain of Loom Network. StakeWith.Us will definitely help to expand Cosmos ecosystem and community in Southeast Asia.
Our next step: expanding the list
The above validators are vivid examples of individual and independent validators who are contributing to Cosmos and decentralization as a whole. We will expand this list gradually and carefully and hope this will become a guidance to you when you are making delegation.
Forbole is not a big Atoms holder, but we are experienced and influential enough to give suggestions. We are confident that we can spot the givers from an increasingly large crowd of takers and stalkers. Decentralization need more givers who contribute to the movement.
(This post was updated on 8 July 2019.)