Preparing a coordinated marketing campaign

One of the first steps could maybe be to start a new topic where people willing to volunteer in any way possible could let the community know.

If they were to state their occupation and/or talents, we might at the very least get some insight in the willingness and possibilities of community involvement in the (near) future.

But maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, and we should wait until Maidsafe takes the lead…I don’t know. :grin:


Who is to say he has not, I would bet on he has. But its probable that this is not his only interest and may have declined. Guesses obviously :wink:
Possibly an interesting guest though @fergish


As I mentioned above I would post back into this thread after I’d looked into HitBTC. It is very difficult to understand how reliable the feed back is on the review sites such as BitTrust, we all know how much mis information goes on in crypto. I also had a look on Crypto Compare where they score 3/5. Again a real mixed bag. I also wrote to them and received the following response.

Hi Nick,
Thank you for getting back to us!
I understand your concerns and fully share the point of view that user's safety go first.
We experienced a dynamic growth in the number of users in the last few months. That cause an increase in user's support requests.
We are working hard on improvement of core system and support in particular. I can ensure you that almost 90% of support tickets being resolved within first 24 hrs. And 100% of claims are being processed.
Please read about our new Support Center-

As for Bittrust, i wonder if there is a chance to track activity of users posting reviews.

Although, I kindly ask you to let me know whether you are aware of any unresolved issue with HitBTC, we will definitely do our best to make it processed.

Looking online I can very similar pictures for most exchanges. It is possible that they grievances/bad reviews are legitimate, but it could also very well be disgruntled traders who have lost money, have been hacked through their own lack of knowledge or have experienced slow/poor customer service. This does not make them scams.

I raised the subject of false volumes and arbitrage with HitBTC as well. Their response:

Hi Nick,
Thank you for the question.
We have no influence on the market price. It is set up by demand vs. supply ratio.

Again very difficult to prove either way. Even today their price of MAID is higher than most others, but with increasing regulation in the area I would think most big exchanges would need to be increasingly careful that they are not guilty of manipulation.

So in summary it sounds like you have genuinely had a bad experience, but I have not found anything (not to say there aren’t issues) that make them any worse or better than any other exchanges. It is important that we have liquidity in MaidSafeCoin and these exchanges for all their faults provide that. I suspect that for many decentralised exchanges are the answer and I suspect volumes will increase as the technology improves and networks like SAFE provide ever greater user control.


Good idea, quite likely all our IQ’s would be raised a few points in the process :+1:


I must add from my personal experience that the support of Poloniex is lacking: a (not super urgent) ticket of 164 days old…, where I repeatedly ask for a status update. I’ve just read that spamming their ticket system can do the trick (e.g. 5 new tickets asking to solve the old one). Maybe I should try this.


This is the sort of thing that needs overturning.

They wrongly say that ‘Maidsafe, a distributed file storage platform’, but then to go on to say the project has been ‘eclipsed by a number of competitors in the space’. Who are those then?

This came up in my Google alerts as the only news for the day. Not great.


Well one of those seems to be in trouble.


I took your suggestion to heart and made a video about the SAFE network. I didn’t have much to work with regarding visuals to explain the network (especially the technical side of the network), so I used one of your older introduction video’s. I tweaked and polished it a little, for fun’s sake. :smile:

Click the logo to open.



Superb. Fantastic contribution! Thanks @dewild …sharing now :slight_smile:


That’s beautiful !!!


Awesome @dewild. Have you posted a donation address?
I had this on in my car luckily (better sound) amazing!


Donations? Nah, not necessary. It’s not that great. And I’m having a blast making them, so that’s more than enough for me. :wink:

But thanks anyway.


These will be blasted everywhere once we get closer to launch, great contribution @dewild!


Great video!! Thx @dewild!


Shared with my timelines and friends!!!


Terrific video. My only comment would be that the backing track is a little loud under the MaidSafe section of the voice-over, making it more difficult to hear that lovely Scots accent :slight_smile:


Top notch work there. One suggestion: Tone down the music just a little, I had a hard time hearing the female voice above the music track.


Its a wonderful video. Love it. I am sharing this with friends…


Thanks! Really good video, I have shared it on the maidsafe twitter!



Invite me, because I’d like to help

Thank you