Compare working day of a grinding machine operator, and the days of a freelancer whose activity involves writing articles, commenting on the net, and so on.
The big differences between the conditions of their work will help us understand the advantages carried by the contemporary technologies. They are expressed in comfort, in the possibility to choose our working place and to organize our time. The growth of information processing technologies is able to provide the combination of comfortable conditions and financial advantages even for computer commenters who are lazy to do physical work.
Have you ever seen your idea or project discussed on a public forum? Have you observed comments, flood, trolling from people you'd call idlers? And what if their vibrant energy is focused on something good? Such skills can be very useful for detecting dubious projects and for many other things. People who actively participate in discussions are able to discover weak points like some kind of detectives, they are eager to dig out the truth, blow the lid off, find all the hidden pitfalls, and deliver a public verdict. Involvement of decentralized experts will let us have a lively and unbiased discussion of the projects.
The goals pursued by active commenters, trolls and flooders are material as a rule, their nicknames become recognizable due to such activity, they get followers, obtain the reputation of an expert (a quazi-expert), and hence they get a whole range of opportunities to derive financial benefits by using their recognizability. In our case, the financial benefit from their actions will be formulated.
The uniqueness of our platform resides in the use of a hybrid system for project appraisal. This way, we count on a revolution in the field of venture capital investments and crowdfunding. Most of the existing crowdfunding platforms place projects on their venues after pre-moderation by their own employees. If they used a reliable algorithm, the number of projects placed on those sites would have been hugely smaller. For example, the Kickstarter portal cannot keep a staff of professional experts because this is financially impractical. The users determine the level of a project's reliability on their own, and they have to collect the information themselves, unlike the ScientificCoin where the algorithm will not let the investor see unworthy projects, and topical questions associated with the appraisal of the project's prospectivity will be raised in the process of an open expert discussion.
Being located in the largest scientific center of Russia, we have collected more than 100 attractive projects from different fields of applied and fundamental science. By July 2018 we are going to launch the beta version of the platform, which will model all the necessary work processes in test mode. Everybody will be able to register and to use virtual (test) tools on the platform, to perform mining and appraisal of projects, which will be presented in the beta version as samples. We expect to attract about 3 million USD from large crypto investors and venture capitalists during May-July 2018 by means of a private sale of ScientificCoin tokens.
Considering that we have already put together a team consisting mostly of scientists from Akademgorodok, 8 of whom hold a PhD, we'll be able to complete the development of the platform by February 2019. At the same time, our own blockchain will be created according to the proof-of-research principle, the emission of ScientificCoin will amount to 100 million coins, which will be exchanged into ScientificCoin tokens emitted previously.
We have intentionally refused to organize an ICO, because we do not believe it possible to attract small investors' interest in the present situation. In my opinion, most of such investors have already invested the available funds in other projects and cannot withdraw from them due to sharp falls in the value of the tokens after entering the exchanges (unfortunately they will have to wait very long or endlessly). In our case, collection of 50–100 large investments is a more realistic opportunity than spending time and money on advertising like the numerous ICO projects.
We have been cooperating for a long time with the Novosibirsk Biotechnopark ( http://www.btp-nso.ru
) and Technopark (https://academpark.com
), getting support from them. The development of ScientificCoin is already underway.
Based on the previous experience (http://healthmonitor.io
), where we collected 12% more funds than it was necessary, with only six large investors participating, we have come to realize that when there is a completed product and transparency, interest for the project from the professional community will be guaranteed.
Our team is going to present the ScientificCoin project at the BlockShoweurope conference (https://blockshoweurope.com
), which will be held on May 28–29 in Berlin. We will launch the beta version of the Scientificcoin.com platform on those days.