[quote=“Luckybit, post:1, topic:156”]AskPeers:
An idea for a site to leverage the strengths of cryptocurrencies. A business model to produce a better PPcoin.[/quote]
I am completely onboard with this. I proposed an idea for a PPCoin site concept here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cqaupq6sejv99wr/pr_8U-iBN1/RaisingTheVisibilityAndAdoptionOfPpcoin.pdf
I was intrigued by your idea because you have the same basic problem I do: you have a killer idea that would probably be very successful, but you don’t have the time to build it yourself.
This is a site I would set up myself if I had the time, resources and expertise. Since I do not, instead I'll give this idea to the community (my peers) so that maybe a bounty or series of bounties can be set up to create this site for the benefit of both the community, and for PPcoin.
I retire from the Navy in about 6 months, and I can learn anything. My dream has always been to work for a tech company (like Google or Red Hat). I would love to come onboard if a group of us decided to form a PPCoin company. The first thing I would do is to start a library of books that we could all share on a large bookshelf in our office. I program pretty well in C++, and I could become a very proficient programmer if I had to. I am also pretty good with HTML and PHP. However, at the moment, I have nowhere near the skill to build a project as ambitous as your or mine. However, I learn very quickly. I suspect that if we got a group of working together, we could build something very impressive. The problem is time, and the resources to be able to drop all of the other responsibilities in our lives. Part of me wants to say "screw it, take a leap of faith". This is especially true if I could find others willing to take a similar leap of faith. I have taken a leap of faith of sorts in that I have sold all other cryptocurrency, and I am now only in PPCoin.
The idea is to create a question/answer site which leverages the knowledge of the crowd. The difference between this site and all the other similar ask sites is that this site will pay people for answers creating a market which both funds the site but also encourages people to share knowledge and give answers.
Great idea but I have two questions:
. How would we promote it? Reddit's advertising is actually very reasonable. The three day PPCoin advertising campaign that I took out on Reddit's homepage was $33 per day for a total of $100. I could have set it as low as $20 per day, but I wanted to increase the chances of getting some good page views. Reddit.com gets a lot of traffic, so i think that it would be one excellent choice for promoting the site built on your idea.
[2.] How would we compete with Chacha.com? They already do what you are talking about, and they pay for answers. I actually have a friend who answers questions on ChaCha.
[b]The mechanics of the site could work like this:[/b]
- People ask a question to the site, pledging PPcoins as the bounty to whomever answers it (the bounty is held in escrow).
- Viewers will see the questions and vote up the questions by adding to the bounty. Each vote will cost PPcoins.
- People begin answering the questions, the best answer(s) get voted up to collect the bounty. The person asking the question can set it so the top 5 best answers or the top 1 best answer etc. In the case of multiple parties giving good answers the bounty would be split between each proportionally.
Again, I love the idea, but the challenge would be that there are already three established behemoths that basically already provide answers for a lot of questions people would have: Wikipedia, Google, and Chacha.com
. I like the potential synergy between your idea and mine. If my idea gets build, it encourages people to buy a lot of PPCoin (and yours does too). Once those people have PPCOin, man of them many prefer using your site concept to gets answers to questions instead of ChaCha.com
This kind of site would leverage the most valuable asset the community has which is knowledge, it would create a market for ideals, solutions, etc. This market would be where we could go when they have a tough development problem, or when we want help with our math homework. This kind of site would easily promote PPC, and it would be very useful.
Yes, I think that this would work. Stackexchange.com does exactly this kind of thing with computer programming problems. The market for this is huge, and if we could attract very knowledgeable people, we could expand the concept into a lot of areas. The Khan Academy is also garnering a lot of attention for this kind of thing.
If anyone can implement this idea then contact me and let me know, or maybe we can set up a bounty if we think the idea can work. In addition to bounties, if the idea is truly a good idea then set up an IPO on https://www.litecoinglobal.com/ so the peers can crowd fund it through buying shares.
Working with a team of other motivated people, I could certainly help to get something like this built. I like the bounty idea, and I would definitely contribute some coins. I just like to see progress. Once people commit to something, things actually start moving and you see progress.
Review my idea and let me know if you think it can work.
Great idea. I think that it could work as long as we got committed people willing to answer tough questions. on the other hand, we could build it, and just hear the sound of crickets as nobody comes. we would have to commit ourselves to promoting it.