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Cultural Exchange between /r/Lebanon and /r/berlin

Welcome to the Cultural Exchange between /Lebanon and /berlin/
Courtesy of our friends over at /berlin/ we are pleased to host our end of the cultural exchange between the two subreddits.
The purpose of this event is to allow people from two different regions to get and share knowledge about their respective cultures, daily life, history and curiosities.

General guidelines


Quick introduction about Lebanon

Quick explanation of what is happening in Lebanon (Before the explosion): https://imgur.com/a/Ixo3v8S
Introduction
Lebanon is a tiny country in the middle east. It's bordered by Syria from the north and east, Israel from the south, and the Mediterranean Sea from the west. Syria has been in a deadly civil war since 2012. Lebanon and Israel are officially "at war" since the inception of Israel, though currently there isn't any war going on, and the last real war between the two countries happened in 2006 and lasted only 30 days.
Lebanon went into a long and deadly civil war in the 70s and 80s. It only ended when the war lords sat together and decided that instead of attempting to kill each other, why not become rulers and split the gains. Thus from the early 90s until today Lebanon has been ruled by the same warlords that fought in the civil war. The speaker of the parliament never changed, not even once, and the rest of MPs and politicians just switched ministries and places every few years to present the image of democracy.
Lebanon also has Hizbollah, an organization that is labeled as a terrorist organization by many countries. Hizbollah has more powerful intillegence and military than the Lebanese government itself. The organization has unobstructed powers, for example, it started the 2006 war with Israel without the acceptance of the official Lebanese government.
Lebanese politicians save their billions and billions of dollars in savings in banks across Europe, mainly Switzerland.
Lebanon doesn't have oil, nor a serious construction sector. Lebanon relies on the service sector and tourism to survive, both of which are almost nonexistent at this point. Lebanon has a huge crippling debt. Lebanon's capital, Beirut, was voted the most expensive city to live in in the middle east two years ago. Lebanon's passport is one of the worst passports in the world and doesn't allow you to visit any notable country without a visa.
October 2019 - Political, COVID-19 and Economical Problems
In October 2019, the government approved a law that would increase taxes, and tax the usage of Whatsapp. The Lebanese population attempted a peaceful revolution, the country effectively closed down from October until December. The revolution was successful in forcing the government to resign, but wasn't able to make the president, MPs or speaker of the parliament resign.
Things went to shit after that, unofficial capital control started in October. The bank declared that people can't withdraw money from their savings or current accounts. People weren't allowed to transfer money outside Lebanon or use any credit or debit card internationally. The government started considering a haircut. The currency started to lose value rapidly.
The official rate is currently 1$ = 1,515 LBP while the black market rate is 1$ = 8,500 LBP
The money stuck in the bank is useless, almost frozen because it can't be withdrawn without losing ~65% of it's value and even then, in small quantities.
Add to that COVID-19 is ripping the country. We're having exponential growth in the number of cases right now.
The Explosion
On August 4, 2020 multiple explosions occurred in Beirut Port that destroyed half the city, killed hundreds, with an additional large number of people missing, injured hundreds of thousands of people and made 300,000 people homeless. 80000 children displaced. The explosion was so big that it was heard and felt in Cyprus and Syria. There were reports of damages to properties from the explosions all over Lebanon, not just in Beirut.
The explosion destroyed half of the city including busy hospitals, which ended up causing people to have to deliver or have critical operations using the flash light from the doctors' cellphones.
The explosion killed several foreign nationals including French, German, Canadian, American, and Australian citizens.
This post is made to raise awareness about what happened in Lebanon by sharing the videos of the incident. Please note that those videos are graphic as they show the moment the explosion happened.
Donation Help
Any kind of monetary donation will go a LONG way during these times.
You can donate using your credit card, paypal account, bank transfer or bitcoin donation.
You can find a list of verified and safe NGOs to donate to here: https://www.reddit.com/lebanon/comments/iaakslist_of_lebanese_ngos_that_are_verified_and_safe/
You can check out some of the videos here:
Reddit Links:
submitted by ThePerito to lebanon [link] [comments]

City Cultural Exchange: This Friday August 21 at 19:00 we'll have our first cultural exchange with another city/country on reddit, this one will be with /r/Lebanon - at the same time it's a way to show our support for another capital going through an extremely hard time!

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all as well as you can be in the End Corona Times, the mods of /Berlin were thinking for a while of starting a city cultural exchange program on reddit. It will work just like the country cultural exchanges, except with a focus on city cultural. This sort of cultural exchange would give us an opportunity to meet the culture of other cities through reddit! I’ll try to organize this on a semi-regular basis, I hope it’ll be fun and informative for all.
If you have any questions or suggestions, comment below!

The first city will be Beirut, Lebanon.

We thought that perhaps we could also do some good with this as well and asked the moderators of /Lebanon if they would want to be our first cultural exchange, representing Beirut. We also asked if they could recommend any charities and NGOs to donate to and they sent us an explanation with a list of organizations that they trust. If you have any other way of helping the people of Beirut, share it with us, they need all the help they can get.

The date and time of this event is Friday August 21th, 2020 at 19:00 Berlin-time.

The event will be stickied on /berlin on Friday and I’ll edit this post to include a link to it here:
(Future Link)
Without further ado, this is a little introduction from the moderators of /Lebanon in preparation for the event about Lebanon and what is going on:
There is an important link in the introduction to another reddit post where they list out the NGOs and charities that are safe to donate to. They took a lot of time researching and even calling some of these organizations to make sure the donations get to the places they are needed.
---
Quick explanation of what is happening in Lebanon (Before the explosion): https://imgur.com/a/Ixo3v8S

Introduction

Lebanon is a tiny country in the middle east. It's bordered by Syria from the north and east, Israel from the south, and the Mediterranean Sea from the west. Syria has been in a deadly civil war since 2012.
Lebanon went into a long and deadly civil war in the 70s and 80s. It only ended when the war lords sat together and decided that instead of attempting to kill each other, why not become rulers and split the gains. Thus from the early 90s until today Lebanon has been ruled by the same warlords that fought in the civil war. The speaker of the parliament never changed, not even once, and the rest of MPs and politicians just switched ministries and places every few years to present the image of democracy.
Lebanon also has Hizbollah, an organization that is labelled as a terrorist organization by many countries. Hizbollah has more powerful intelligence and military than the Lebanese government itself. The organization has unobstructed powers, for example, it started the 2006 war with Israel without the acceptance of the official Lebanese government.
Lebanese politicians save their billions and billions of dollars in savings in banks across Europe, mainly Switzerland.
Lebanon doesn't have oil, nor a serious construction sector. Lebanon relies on the service sector and tourism to survive, both of which are almost non-existent at this point. Lebanon has a huge crippling debt. Lebanon's capital, Beirut, was voted the most expensive city to live in in the middle east two years ago. Lebanon's passport is one of the worst passports in the world and doesn't allow you to visit any notable country without a visa.

October 2019 - Political, COVID-19 and Economical Problems

In October 2019, the government approved a law that would increase taxes, and tax the usage of Whatsapp. The Lebanese population attempted a peaceful revolution, the country effectively closed down from October until December. The revolution was successful in forcing the government to resign, but wasn't able to make the president, MPs or speaker of the parliament resign.
Things went to shit after that, unofficial capital control started in October. The bank declared that people can't withdraw money from their savings or current accounts. People weren't allowed to transfer money outside Lebanon or use any credit or debit card internationally. The government started considering a haircut. The currency started to lose value rapidly.
The official rate is currently 1$ = 1,515 LBP while the black market rate is 1$ = 8,500 LBP
The money stuck in the bank is useless, almost frozen because it can't be withdrawn without losing ~65% of it's value and even then, in small quantities.
Add to that COVID-19 is ripping the country. We're having exponential growth in the number of cases right now.

The Explosion

On August 4, 2020 multiple explosions occurred in Beirut Port that destroyed half the city, killed hundreds, with an additional large number of people missing, injured hundreds of thousands of people and made 300,000 people homeless. 80000 children displaced. The explosion was so big that it was heard and felt in Cyprus and Syria. There were reports of damages to properties from the explosions all over Lebanon, not just in Beirut.
The explosion destroyed half of the city including busy hospitals, which ended up causing people to have to deliver or have critical operations using the flash light from the doctors' cellphones.
The explosion killed several foreign nationals including French, German, Canadian, American, and Australian citizens. LINK
This post is made to raise awareness about what happened in Lebanon by sharing the videos of the incident. Please note that those videos are graphic as they show the moment the explosion happened.

Donation Help

Any kind of monetary donation will go a LONG way during these times.
You can donate using your credit card, paypal account, bank transfer or bitcoin donation.

You can find a list of verified and safe NGOs to donate to here: https://www.reddit.com/lebanon/comments/iaakslist_of_lebanese_ngos_that_are_verified_and_safe/


You can check out some of the videos here:
Reddit Links:
The /Lebanon twin-announcement thread to this can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/lebanon/comments/icllh8/this_friday_august_21_8pm_cultural_exchange_with/
submitted by llehsadam to berlin [link] [comments]

How we can generate a free $10/per person in under 10 minutes!

Repost without that dorky intro. This is actually a very serious opportunity for us!
Now that I have your attention


There is a well vetted, popular money sharing app called Cash App used by tons of people. My s/o and I use it daily to send our share of groceries, rent, meals, and bills. It's slick to use and free (Also supports bitcoin and cashcards). I genuinely love this app and vastly prefer it to Venmo or Paypal. Just my opinion.

Please note:

Here's the logistics of the free fundraising:

Cash App includes a referral link system where one person can send out a referral link, Yang Gang not currently signed up with the app can use the referral link/code and enter bank info. After completing one successful transaction (minimum $5), each party will get $5 deposited into their Cash App account.

That's a net of $10 free dollars!

I've just tested this with u/TeslaMecca. They can attest how simple and slick this is. This is a huge opportunity for us Gang.

Here are some more details on the logistics:

Again, net of $10 free dollars! Awesome!

The sweet potato about this is that we can elect and vet volunteers to set up a sort of 'referral link hub' where trusted yang gang could sign up to collect funds and max out their individual donor limit, and transfer any remaining funds to the next volunteer. We could do a weekly push to keep maximizing referrals.

More on the referral system:


For the lazy:
"Square Cash App Referral Program Details
You must have the Square Cash App on your mobile device to access the referral program.
Once you have opened the Square Cash App, just visit the “Invite Friends” link, where you can enter your friend’s phone numbers to send them a referral.
When your referrals download the Square Cash App, connect a debit card, and send $5 or more, you will both earn a $5 bonus credit.
It looks like you can refer as many friends as you like, and there is no limit to the amount of $5 referral bonuses that you can earn.
Referrals must be sent via your phone, as you cannot refer people from your online account."
Please note: if you do not have this app, please don’t download/sign up for it unless you have a referral link. It’s worth $10!



I think it's important for me to give a little background on myself before asking you all to trust me with this task. Below is a little about me if you're a skeptic, like myself. I'm taking a leap of faith revealing a LOT about myself and locations, so please be courteous to me and my family. Iowa nice <3.
About me:
My name is Jordan, I'm a normal 28yo guy from Central Iowa who has a similar background to many of you; never been actually involved in the political process until Andrew Yang. Andrew has really showed me that not only can the political process be fun and exciting, but also bring millions of Americans together in the process.
I'm from a small farm town of ~1,400 people. I graduated HS and moved out of state for college. I'd been involved, and in charge of several small-scale philanthropy and fundraising clubs (I'm willing to provide more detail and background for those who are skeptics). After graduation, I worked in several sectors. I've done a bit of marketing, TONS of customer service, retail, food service, management, and finally ended up in the healthcare sector. I'm currently working to help Americans in my state navigate their insurance to get their vital diabetic supplies. I have a s/o that I love to spend time with, as well as our two cats and dog. I'm very close with my family and friends, love to be outside, play video games, build LEGO (when I can afford it). I absolutely love helping people and making a difference (especially when I can SEE that difference!). I'm fortunate enough to be in a position in my life where I can dedicate some time and energy to this campaign that I so passionately believe in (<3 you YG!).
Anywayyyyy... I've been Yangin' since around debate 1 (late June).
Things I've been up to for YangGang:

Shameless plug for textbanking:
I've been textbanking for the past few weeks and I've got to say, it's a pretty great experience. I've had numerous hilarious encounters with fellow Americans while simply volunteering my time and texting. It's really fun. One of my canned introductory texts was met with the following:

Contact: ok boomer
Me: What? lol I'm a millennial? born in 91

Contact: bs, name 3 pokemon

Me: just 3? like from any generation?

The conversation went on to just shooting the spit with a fellow American around my age about pokemon (and a dash of politics). There are countless memorable experiences I've had while volunteering. I'm still currently talking with a contact that started with; "what did the optometrist say to trump after his eye exam?", which after a minute I laughed and understood the punchline. We veered off the political discussion and now we are talking about our favorite comedians and shows we have seen live.

I'm strongly encouraging anyone with free time to get signed up and send a few texts out. It takes about an hour or so to get signed up, but once you get going, it takes a few seconds to get signed in and sending texts and making a difference. My favorite thing BY FAR about this is you can actually see the difference you are making. Sure, you're going to get a few people telling you to fuck off, yell at you to opt them out, or ask tough questions that you're not sure how to answer. BUT, you will have the ability to answer meaningful questions to genuinely curious Americans about this candidate that we are so passionately pushing to the highest office in our land. The banking community is extremely welcoming and helpful. Please consider donating your time and energy to this. It's a great way to contribute, especially when I can't afford to donate.
Here is the To-Do List for signing up. Let me know if you need help, I'm passionate about this campaign and will take time to walk volunteers through.



Whew, that was a long post! Took me a few hours between cleaning/laundry. I hope you all can see what I'm seeing for this opportunity.
-I worked really damn hard on this, please upvote and share for visibility friends-

TL;DR: Let's secure the fucking bag, YangGang!

Dog Bless,

~Jordan
submitted by jorjorbiinks to YangForPresidentHQ [link] [comments]

Do you want this or not? # YANGGANG CALL TO ACTION

If YOU want to read the long version of WHY I'm pushing these two, scroll further down to the OG post and do YOUR own research.

Strong language and caps ahead.----------------------------------------------------

I am done waiting for the Gang to trickle in and get on board with this stuff. WE need to put some effort into this and focus on what is working, money and textbanking.
I'm done watching twitter drama and just normal pictures (I love them as much as the next guy, but seriously?) hit 20k+ upvotes, while dedicated calls for action and posts about hitting OUR GOALS crash and burn with <1k upvotes.


If yes: COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW
If no: ily yanggang <3, but this is not an option. YOU are here for a reason. COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW

-----------------------------------------TEXTBANKING-----------------------------------------

Here is the total as of 2 hours ago:
94 / 1,000

Yuuuuuuuuuup. That's what OUR goal is at. Leaving money on the table from willing donors, and upvoting twitter drama screenshots. That's how WE lose this fight.



Stop procrastinating and get signed up to bank, canvass, host events, literally anything. Yes, I'm talking to YOU. YOU cannot sit there and watch this happen. YOU NEED TO FUCKING FIGHT IF YOU WANT THIS.


---------------------------FUNDRAISING---------------------------


I have been pushing the Cash App referral system hard. I've been called out for advertising for them or being a marketing shill. I honestly just like the damn app and we are leaving free money on the table.

85,700 SUBS x $10.00 FREE MONEY FROM THE REFERRAL = $857,000 of FREE MONEY FOR THE CAMPAIGN

That's the MATH, baby. Doesn't matter what % of subs we refer.
Why? It's free fucking money, Gang. C'mon, think harder.

I'm asking #yanggang to rally right fucking now.


There it is, Gang. This is me risking throwing my family's security in the public eye for Andrew Yang.

I believe in us, YangGang. We always double down and get shit done when the stakes are high. I know we can fucking rally and make history.
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Edit One: Thought I was done?
hheeeck nope, dope.

#yangang

I just got up out the shower, and it's been about an hour,
since I posted this thread, she said get it out your head,
wastin' all this time yangin', when we could be hangin',
when we could be bangin', cookin' some mean bacon,
said you went to school, don't go and be a fool,
he ain't gon get the nom, now go and call your mom,

po-

tay-

toes
ma said bring the mashed potatoes, don't forget the gravy
pass that fuckin' gravy, baby,
ain't no fuckin' maybes, baby,
let's get up on that gravy train, i'm talkin' bout that #yanggang train
I'm talkin' 'bout that chedd',
i'm talkin' 'bout that bread,
talkin' 'bout that paper, that cold-hard freedom cash
so get up off your ass, let's secure them fuckin' bags

is this what I've got to do? come up with some dumbass raps about food and how my s/o doubts yang? Here I am Gang! An Iowan dancing for your dollars, spreading the word, and volunteer hours. I'll dance like a damn fool all night for you, gang.

it's been about an hour since I've posted this. Here's an update on our progress:

Upyangs: 34
New Text bankers: 0 - (comment if you've signed up!)
Referrals: 0 / $0
Comments: 1

6 Hour Mark:
Dang, Gang. That Thanksgiving dinner still digesting? Unhitch the plow, #yanggang!
Upyangs: 69 (giggety)
New Text Bankers: 0
Referrals: 0 / $0
Comments: 1
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------------------OG Post------------------
Here, I will lay out a detailed plan on how we are going to generate a TON of money for the campaign.
There is a well vetted, popular money sharing app called [Cash App](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_App) used by tons of people. My s/o and I use it daily to send our share of groceries, rent, meals, and bills. It's slick to use and free (Also supports bitcoin and cashcards). I genuinely love this app and vastly prefer it to Venmo or Paypal. Just my opinion.

Please note:

Here's the logistics of the free fundraising:

Cash App includes a referral link system where one person can send out a referral link, Yang Gang not currently signed up with the app can use the referral link/code and enter bank info. After completing one successful transaction (minimum $5), each party will get $5 deposited into their Cash App account.

That's a net of $10 free dollars!

I've just tested this with u/TeslaMecca. They can attest how simple and slick this is. This is a huge opportunity for us Gang.
More details on steps:


The sweet potato about this is that we can elect and vet volunteers to set up a sort of 'referral link hub' where trusted yang gang could sign up to collect funds and max out their individual donor limit, and transfer any remaining funds to the next volunteer. We could do a weekly push to keep maximizing referrals.

More on the referral system:


For the lazy:
"Square Cash App Referral Program Details
\You must have the Square Cash App on your mobile device to access the referral program.*
Once you have opened the Square Cash App, just visit the “Invite Friends” link, where you can enter your friend’s phone numbers to send them a referral.
When your referrals download the Square Cash App, connect a debit card, and send $5 or more, you will both earn a $5 bonus credit.
It looks like you can refer as many friends as you like, and there is no limit to the amount of $5 referral bonuses that you can earn.
Referrals must be sent via your phone, as you cannot refer people from your online account."

Please note: if you do not have this app, please don’t download/sign up for it unless you have a referral link. It’s worth $10!


Things I've been up to for YangGang:



------------------------------------------------------------Shameless plug for textbanking:------------------------------------------------------------

I've been textbanking for the past few weeks and I've got to say, it's a pretty great experience. I've had numerous hilarious encounters with fellow Americans while simply volunteering my time and texting. It's really fun. One of my canned introductory texts was met with the following:
Contact: ok boomer
Me: What? lol I'm a millennial? born in 91
Contact: bs, name 3 pokemon
Me: just 3? like from any generation?
The conversation went on to just shooting the spit with a fellow American around my age about pokemon (and a dash of politics). There are countless memorable experiences I've had while volunteering. I'm still currently talking with a contact that started with; "what did the optometrist say to trump after his eye exam?", which after a minute I laughed and understood the punchline. We veered off the political discussion and now we are talking about our favorite comedians and shows we have seen live.
I'm strongly encouraging anyone with free time to get signed up and send a few texts out. It takes about an hour or so to get signed up, but once you get going, it takes a few seconds to get signed in and sending texts and making a difference. My favorite thing BY FAR about this is you can actually see the difference you are making. Sure, you're going to get a few people telling you to fuck off, yell at you to opt them out, or ask tough questions that you're not sure how to answer. BUT, you will have the ability to answer meaningful questions to genuinely curious Americans about this candidate that we are so passionately pushing to the highest office in our land. The banking community is extremely welcoming and helpful. Please consider donating your time and energy to this. It's a great way to contribute, especially when I can't afford to donate.

[Here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eao47ri3BLlzWarmTOpBndA_zCVVpzlm0oW6gKSCIKo/edit) is the To-Do List for signing up. Let me know if you need help, I'm passionate about this campaign and will take time to walk volunteers through.
TL;DR: Let's secure the fucking bag, YangGang!

Dog Bless,
~Jordan
submitted by jorjorbiinks to YangForPresidentHQ [link] [comments]

DAY 3: How we can generate a free $10/per person in under 10 minutes!

I'm going to pull a page from u/arijit1188 's Yangbook and post this every day until we get the necessary traction to get this going!

This is actually a very serious opportunity for us!

Now that I have your attention:





There is a well vetted, popular money sharing app called [Cash App](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_App) used by tons of people. My s/o and I use it daily to send our share of groceries, rent, meals, and bills. It's slick to use and free (Also supports bitcoin and cashcards). I genuinely love this app and vastly prefer it to Venmo or Paypal. Just my opinion.


Please note:



Here's the logistics of the free fundraising:

Cash App includes a referral link system where one person can send out a referral link, Yang Gang not currently signed up with the app can use the referral link/code and enter bank info. After completing one successful transaction (minimum $5), each party will get $5 deposited into their Cash App account.

That's a net of $10 free dollars!

I've just tested this with u/TeslaMecca. They can attest how simple and slick this is. This is a huge opportunity for us Gang.


Here are some more details on the logistics:



Again, net of $10 free dollars! Awesome!

The sweet potato about this is that we can elect and vet volunteers to set up a sort of 'referral link hub' where trusted yang gang could sign up to collect funds and max out their individual donor limit, and transfer any remaining funds to the next volunteer. We could do a weekly push to keep maximizing referrals.

More on the referral system:


For the lazy:
"Square Cash App Referral Program Details
\You must have the Square Cash App on your mobile device to access the referral program.*
Once you have opened the Square Cash App, just visit the “Invite Friends” link, where you can enter your friend’s phone numbers to send them a referral.
When your referrals download the Square Cash App, connect a debit card, and send $5 or more, you will both earn a $5 bonus credit.
It looks like you can refer as many friends as you like, and there is no limit to the amount of $5 referral bonuses that you can earn.
Referrals must be sent via your phone, as you cannot refer people from your online account."

Please note: if you do not have this app, please don’t download/sign up for it unless you have a referral link. It’s worth $10!



About me:

My name is Jordan, I'm a normal 28yo guy from Central Iowa who has a similar background to many of you; never been actually involved in the political process until Andrew Yang. Andrew has really showed me that not only can the political process be fun and exciting, but also bring millions of Americans together in the process.

I'm from a small farm town of \~1,400 people. I graduated HS and moved out of state for college. I'd been involved, and in charge of several small-scale philanthropy and fundraising clubs (*I'm willing to provide more detail and background for those who are skeptics*). After graduation, I worked in several sectors. I've done a bit of marketing, TONS of customer service, retail, food service, management, and finally ended up in the healthcare sector. I'm currently working to help Americans in my state navigate their insurance to get their vital diabetic supplies. I have a s/o that I love to spend time with, as well as our two cats and dog. I'm very close with my family and friends, love to be outside, play video games, build LEGO (when I can afford it). I absolutely love helping people and making a difference (especially when I can SEE that difference!). I'm fortunate enough to be in a position in my life where I can dedicate some time and energy to this campaign that I so passionately believe in (<3 you YG!).

Anywayyyyy... I've been Yangin' since around debate 1 (late June).

Things I've been up to for YangGang:




Shameless plug for textbanking:

I've been textbanking for the past few weeks and I've got to say, it's a pretty great experience. I've had numerous hilarious encounters with fellow Americans while simply volunteering my time and texting. It's really fun. One of my canned introductory texts was met with the following:



Contact: ok boomer

Me: What? lol I'm a millennial? born in 91

Contact: bs, name 3 pokemon

Me: just 3? like from any generation?

The conversation went on to just shooting the spit with a fellow American around my age about pokemon (and a dash of politics). There are countless memorable experiences I've had while volunteering. I'm still currently talking with a contact that started with; "what did the optometrist say to trump after his eye exam?", which after a minute I laughed and understood the punchline. We veered off the political discussion and now we are talking about our favorite comedians and shows we have seen live.

I'm strongly encouraging anyone with free time to get signed up and send a few texts out. It takes about an hour or so to get signed up, but once you get going, it takes a few seconds to get signed in and sending texts and making a difference. My favorite thing BY FAR about this is you can actually see the difference you are making. Sure, you're going to get a few people telling you to fuck off, yell at you to opt them out, or ask tough questions that you're not sure how to answer. BUT, you will have the ability to answer meaningful questions to genuinely curious Americans about this candidate that we are so passionately pushing to the highest office in our land. The banking community is extremely welcoming and helpful. Please consider donating your time and energy to this. It's a great way to contribute, especially when I can't afford to donate.

[Here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eao47ri3BLlzWarmTOpBndA_zCVVpzlm0oW6gKSCIKo/edit) is the To-Do List for signing up. Let me know if you need help, I'm passionate about this campaign and will take time to walk volunteers through.

Whew, that was a long post! Took me a few hours between cleaning/laundry. I hope you all can see what I'm seeing for this opportunity.

-I worked really damn hard on this, please upvote and share for visibility friends-

TL;DR: Let's secure the fucking bag, YangGang!


Dog Bless,
~Jordan
submitted by jorjorbiinks to YangForPresidentHQ [link] [comments]

Day 4: Stop worrying about Kimmel, and let's focus on securing the bag. Free money is sitting right in front of us. Details inside.

I'm going to pull a page from u/arijit1188 's Yangbook and post this every day until we get the necessary traction to get this going!

This is actually a very serious opportunity for us!

Now that I have your attention:





There is a well vetted, popular money sharing app called [Cash App](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_App) used by tons of people. My s/o and I use it daily to send our share of groceries, rent, meals, and bills. It's slick to use and free (Also supports bitcoin and cashcards). I genuinely love this app and vastly prefer it to Venmo or Paypal. Just my opinion.


Please note:



Here's the logistics of the free fundraising:

Cash App includes a referral link system where one person can send out a referral link, Yang Gang not currently signed up with the app can use the referral link/code and enter bank info. After completing one successful transaction (minimum $5), each party will get $5 deposited into their Cash App account.

That's a net of $10 free dollars!

I've just tested this with u/TeslaMecca. They can attest how simple and slick this is. This is a huge opportunity for us Gang.


Here are some more details on the logistics:



Again, net of $10 free dollars! Awesome!

The sweet potato about this is that we can elect and vet volunteers to set up a sort of 'referral link hub' where trusted yang gang could sign up to collect funds and max out their individual donor limit, and transfer any remaining funds to the next volunteer. We could do a weekly push to keep maximizing referrals.

More on the referral system:


For the lazy:
"Square Cash App Referral Program Details
\You must have the Square Cash App on your mobile device to access the referral program.*
Once you have opened the Square Cash App, just visit the “Invite Friends” link, where you can enter your friend’s phone numbers to send them a referral.
When your referrals download the Square Cash App, connect a debit card, and send $5 or more, you will both earn a $5 bonus credit.
It looks like you can refer as many friends as you like, and there is no limit to the amount of $5 referral bonuses that you can earn.
Referrals must be sent via your phone, as you cannot refer people from your online account."

Please note: if you do not have this app, please don’t download/sign up for it unless you have a referral link. It’s worth $10!



About me:

My name is Jordan, I'm a normal 28yo guy from Central Iowa who has a similar background to many of you; never been actually involved in the political process until Andrew Yang. Andrew has really showed me that not only can the political process be fun and exciting, but also bring millions of Americans together in the process.

I'm from a small farm town of \~1,400 people. I graduated HS and moved out of state for college. I'd been involved, and in charge of several small-scale philanthropy and fundraising clubs (*I'm willing to provide more detail and background for those who are skeptics*). After graduation, I worked in several sectors. I've done a bit of marketing, TONS of customer service, retail, food service, management, and finally ended up in the healthcare sector. I'm currently working to help Americans in my state navigate their insurance to get their vital diabetic supplies. I have a s/o that I love to spend time with, as well as our two cats and dog. I'm very close with my family and friends, love to be outside, play video games, build LEGO (when I can afford it). I absolutely love helping people and making a difference (especially when I can SEE that difference!). I'm fortunate enough to be in a position in my life where I can dedicate some time and energy to this campaign that I so passionately believe in (<3 you YG!).

Anywayyyyy... I've been Yangin' since around debate 1 (late June).

Things I've been up to for YangGang:




Shameless plug for textbanking:

I've been textbanking for the past few weeks and I've got to say, it's a pretty great experience. I've had numerous hilarious encounters with fellow Americans while simply volunteering my time and texting. It's really fun. One of my canned introductory texts was met with the following:



Contact: ok boomer

Me: What? lol I'm a millennial? born in 91

Contact: bs, name 3 pokemon

Me: just 3? like from any generation?

The conversation went on to just shooting the spit with a fellow American around my age about pokemon (and a dash of politics). There are countless memorable experiences I've had while volunteering. I'm still currently talking with a contact that started with; "what did the optometrist say to trump after his eye exam?", which after a minute I laughed and understood the punchline. We veered off the political discussion and now we are talking about our favorite comedians and shows we have seen live.

I'm strongly encouraging anyone with free time to get signed up and send a few texts out. It takes about an hour or so to get signed up, but once you get going, it takes a few seconds to get signed in and sending texts and making a difference. My favorite thing BY FAR about this is you can actually see the difference you are making. Sure, you're going to get a few people telling you to fuck off, yell at you to opt them out, or ask tough questions that you're not sure how to answer. BUT, you will have the ability to answer meaningful questions to genuinely curious Americans about this candidate that we are so passionately pushing to the highest office in our land. The banking community is extremely welcoming and helpful. Please consider donating your time and energy to this. It's a great way to contribute, especially when I can't afford to donate.

[Here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eao47ri3BLlzWarmTOpBndA_zCVVpzlm0oW6gKSCIKo/edit) is the To-Do List for signing up. Let me know if you need help, I'm passionate about this campaign and will take time to walk volunteers through.

Whew, that was a long post! Took me a few hours between cleaning/laundry. I hope you all can see what I'm seeing for this opportunity.

-I worked really damn hard on this, please upvote and share for visibility friends-

TL;DR: Let's secure the fucking bag, YangGang!


Dog Bless,
~Jordan
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How we can generate a free $10/per person in under 10 minutes! (Day 2, Post 2)


I'm going to pull a page from u/arijit1188 's Yangbook and post this every day until we get the necessary traction to get this going!

This is actually a very serious opportunity for us!

Now that I have your attention:





There is a well vetted, popular money sharing app called [Cash App](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_App) used by tons of people. My s/o and I use it daily to send our share of groceries, rent, meals, and bills. It's slick to use and free (Also supports bitcoin and cashcards). I genuinely love this app and vastly prefer it to Venmo or Paypal. Just my opinion.


Please note:



Here's the logistics of the free fundraising:

Cash App includes a referral link system where one person can send out a referral link, Yang Gang not currently signed up with the app can use the referral link/code and enter bank info. After completing one successful transaction (minimum $5), each party will get $5 deposited into their Cash App account.

That's a net of $10 free dollars!

I've just tested this with u/TeslaMecca. They can attest how simple and slick this is. This is a huge opportunity for us Gang.


Here are some more details on the logistics:



Again, net of $10 free dollars! Awesome!

The sweet potato about this is that we can elect and vet volunteers to set up a sort of 'referral link hub' where trusted yang gang could sign up to collect funds and max out their individual donor limit, and transfer any remaining funds to the next volunteer. We could do a weekly push to keep maximizing referrals.

More on the referral system:


For the lazy:
"Square Cash App Referral Program Details
\You must have the Square Cash App on your mobile device to access the referral program.*
Once you have opened the Square Cash App, just visit the “Invite Friends” link, where you can enter your friend’s phone numbers to send them a referral.
When your referrals download the Square Cash App, connect a debit card, and send $5 or more, you will both earn a $5 bonus credit.
It looks like you can refer as many friends as you like, and there is no limit to the amount of $5 referral bonuses that you can earn.
Referrals must be sent via your phone, as you cannot refer people from your online account."

Please note: if you do not have this app, please don’t download/sign up for it unless you have a referral link. It’s worth $10!



About me:

My name is Jordan, I'm a normal 28yo guy from Central Iowa who has a similar background to many of you; never been actually involved in the political process until Andrew Yang. Andrew has really showed me that not only can the political process be fun and exciting, but also bring millions of Americans together in the process.

I'm from a small farm town of \~1,400 people. I graduated HS and moved out of state for college. I'd been involved, and in charge of several small-scale philanthropy and fundraising clubs (*I'm willing to provide more detail and background for those who are skeptics*). After graduation, I worked in several sectors. I've done a bit of marketing, TONS of customer service, retail, food service, management, and finally ended up in the healthcare sector. I'm currently working to help Americans in my state navigate their insurance to get their vital diabetic supplies. I have a s/o that I love to spend time with, as well as our two cats and dog. I'm very close with my family and friends, love to be outside, play video games, build LEGO (when I can afford it). I absolutely love helping people and making a difference (especially when I can SEE that difference!). I'm fortunate enough to be in a position in my life where I can dedicate some time and energy to this campaign that I so passionately believe in (<3 you YG!).

Anywayyyyy... I've been Yangin' since around debate 1 (late June).

Things I've been up to for YangGang:




Shameless plug for textbanking:

I've been textbanking for the past few weeks and I've got to say, it's a pretty great experience. I've had numerous hilarious encounters with fellow Americans while simply volunteering my time and texting. It's really fun. One of my canned introductory texts was met with the following:



Contact: ok boomer

Me: What? lol I'm a millennial? born in 91

Contact: bs, name 3 pokemon

Me: just 3? like from any generation?

The conversation went on to just shooting the spit with a fellow American around my age about pokemon (and a dash of politics). There are countless memorable experiences I've had while volunteering. I'm still currently talking with a contact that started with; "what did the optometrist say to trump after his eye exam?", which after a minute I laughed and understood the punchline. We veered off the political discussion and now we are talking about our favorite comedians and shows we have seen live.

I'm strongly encouraging anyone with free time to get signed up and send a few texts out. It takes about an hour or so to get signed up, but once you get going, it takes a few seconds to get signed in and sending texts and making a difference. My favorite thing BY FAR about this is you can actually see the difference you are making. Sure, you're going to get a few people telling you to fuck off, yell at you to opt them out, or ask tough questions that you're not sure how to answer. BUT, you will have the ability to answer meaningful questions to genuinely curious Americans about this candidate that we are so passionately pushing to the highest office in our land. The banking community is extremely welcoming and helpful. Please consider donating your time and energy to this. It's a great way to contribute, especially when I can't afford to donate.

[Here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eao47ri3BLlzWarmTOpBndA_zCVVpzlm0oW6gKSCIKo/edit) is the To-Do List for signing up. Let me know if you need help, I'm passionate about this campaign and will take time to walk volunteers through.

Whew, that was a long post! Took me a few hours between cleaning/laundry. I hope you all can see what I'm seeing for this opportunity.

-I worked really damn hard on this, please upvote and share for visibility friends-

TL;DR: Let's secure the fucking bag, YangGang!


Dog Bless,
~Jordan
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SCAM Alert !!!! SIMPLEX.com is a fraud company. do not use them also under BUYEGLCOM

📷Bitcoin•Posted byu/muneer29082 years ago
Hello, Thank you for contacting Simplex Support. - this was before i even had a wallet created
Going over your transactions, it would seem that the BCH, you've purchased has already been transferred to your account.​You can see it listed to the address provided on the blockchain:https://www.blockchain.com/bch/address/bitcoincash:qpn.... If you do not see your funds in the wallet, please contact your wallet provider for further investigation.​ Please kindly be aware that since your payment was already approved and the cryptocurrency has already been sent, there is nothing we can do - once the cryptocurrency is sent, we have no more control over it and our part in the transaction is over. If you have any further questions, please reply to this email. All the best,DaveSimplex Support Team📷 For live updates 📷

SCAM Alert !!!! SIMPLEX.com is a fraud company.

📷
SCAM Alert !!!! SIMPLEX.com is a fraud company. Save yourself. Never use your credit card on any platform (e.g. bitcoin.com, changelly.com etc) that has partnered with simplex.com for credit card purchases. This is a 101% scam.
Never use your credit card to buy bitcoins from any platform who are partnered with simplex.com for processing of credit card payments. simplex.com is a scam to steal your hard earned money. they are crooks of ultimate order. save yourself from being scammed. you have been warned.
31 CommentsGive AwardShareSaveHideReport60% UpvotedThis thread is archivedNew comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be castSORT BYBestView discussions in 1 other communitylevel 1sagy19896 points· 2 years ago
i dont know guys what are you talking about !! i bought from them like 5 or 6 time with no problem , it was fast and i received all my btc within an hour , i only dont like the 7.5% fees they charge , but they still the cheapest btc seller i experienced
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2ChickfilaPlug1 point· 1 year ago
How long did it take to recieve your tokens
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 3bablon791 point· 1 year ago
I was have good experience with SIMPLEX but one time I buy Bitcoin after 5 days I received email say you cancel my transaction And you will Refund my money back Within 42 hours I wait more than 5 days you never return my money back I called my bank to cancel transaction very bad service sorry Sarah ( go find you another job)
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1cyb3r_joe3 points· 2 years ago
Well I purchased btc from CoinGate/Simplex using a credit card and I am starting to regret. I thought it would be the "easiest way to buy btc with credit card" according to their website... So here's the process, they ask for your wallet address, then, all you credit card info, then a selfie of you holding the credit card, then they withdraw funds, and ask for more info like upload of image of you DL, as I was doing this the site crashed, but they withdrew the $$ from my bank account. I got one email from simplex stating--- basically they take your money without verifying!!! Like if you can't handle amount if transactions, DO NOT take peoples money. NOT COOL!!!
"Thank you for submitting your payment. It is currently being verified. Simplex payment ID: XXXX XXX XX X XXXX Please note the this verification process may take some time. We appreciate your patience, as we are fully committed to ensure you receive a quick response. So, what’s going on with your money now? Simplex is currently verifying your transaction. It is possible that you will notice a charge in your credit card account. This is only an authorization check, automatically made in order to reserve the amount in case the payment is approved. If the payment doesn't go through (cancelled, expired or failed), this authorization check will be voided in no more than 48 hours, and you will not see the charge in your account.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2Comment deleted by user2 years agolevel 3cyb3r_joe1 point· 2 years ago
No, sorry to report that simplex has not yet delivered my coins, approved the transaction, or canceled the pending charge on my account
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 4ChickfilaPlug1 point· 1 year ago
Did you ever recieve your coins or money back? Stumbling across this old post as I purchased 3 hours ago and haven't recieved my coins
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1SarahKinney3 points· 2 years ago
Hello,
My name is Sarah and I am the Head of Customer Relations at Simplex.
I understand your frustration and will do my best to help you out.
First I would like to assure you that Simplex is not a scam. We are a fully licensed financial institute in the EU, and take extreme measures to ensure the safety of all the transactions that are sent to us.
Kindly send me your transaction ID so I could take a closer look and handle the issue personally: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
The transaction ID is the long string of numbers and letters that appear in any of the emails we sent you regarding your payment.
Sincerely,
Sarah Kinney Head of Customer Relations Simplex
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2iamchriswick2 points· 2 years ago
So, miss Kinney...
As you have failed to comply with the regulations of Norwegian law, and the vast amount of customer complaints towards you from our clients in Norway, we have decided to send out an red flag alert warning all our clients to stay away from using your services.
C.W. VISA Europe
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2sector801 point· 2 years ago
Please take a look at this transaction and tell me what is going on I never completed of verification and cancelled but funds were still taken please inform me what is going on if you are not a scammer?? Simplex payment ID: ebca70a7-801f-4706-b669-c305568be80d
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1paulsepolia3 points· 2 years ago
SCAM. They charged my credit card £1200 and never received the receipt and the bitcoins ...
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2Mk1spyder3 points· 2 years ago
TOTAL SCAM SIMPLEX IS RAPING EVERYONE I lost $1100 to them
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2TheBatGlitters3 points· 2 years ago
This happened to me... right now. My money is gone and there are no coins. I think I will be needing to contact my bank about this.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1yusa243 points· 2 years ago
same thing happened to me can i cancel my bank transaction?
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1skyracer7772 points· 2 years ago
Simplex is 100% Scam I have exactly the same issue, exactly same replies from them, generic emails. 1 month after no resolution and my ticket deleted. Credit card charged no Crypto no $ returned. I have requested my bank to reverse transaction. What i think is going to happen is that Australian banks will start declining transactions to crypto wallets.
Other thing is i think we should punish this sort of fckrs We could start a class action lawsuit: https://www.consumer-action.org/lawsuits/
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1PrinceShootingStars2 points· 1 year ago
I saw this post as soon as I made €200 payment via Changelly and I was scared to death that I've lost money again. However, while I was here worrying and going through the post, little didi I know that an email had been sent to me that the verification was successful and that my BTC would be deposited into my wallet soon and voila, I checked my wallet and I found the BTC there. I'm talking about less than 20 minutes here guys, so you can't imagine my joy, it was as if somebody gave me money.
My take: Those that encountered problem could be due to the fact that they are mostly Non-European holders and that Simplex has problem linking well with USD cards, I live in Europe and they are European based company, so they might find it easier to integrate well with European SEPA cards (in my own case). It could also be that they had major transaction problems before which has now been resolved. All these are just my assumptions, so disregard anything that sounds like jargons t you.
Cheers.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1crypto_master5001 point· 2 years ago
I had an experience where I tried to purchase 1 BTC from them in June and they charged my card but never delivered the BTC on Bitstamp. My credit card refunded the transaction.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1raghav9861 point· 2 years ago
Yes it's a scam
My payment id's
Simplex payment ID: 8b2342a2-4884-4c38-834c-8712be2e93d6 Simplex payment ID: db4f5df7-de09-4d78-87e6-d7633aa99ed2
For one transaction of 750$ i didn't even received ID from them but money got deducted. They don't reply at all
My 2700$ stucked.
They guys removed my reviews from trust pilot and facebook.
check here i shared some screenshot as well
https://forum.bitcoin.com/scam-accusations/simplex-com-is-scam-stay-away-t61521.html
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1cyb3r_joe1 point· 2 years ago
This is Simplex CEO/ Founder
Nimrod Lehavi
https://www.facebook.com/nimrodlehavi
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1cryptosubba1 point· 2 years ago
I also purchased bitcoins from changelly.com on 13th. 12, 2017 using simplex.com and it is now 17th. and they have not refunded the amount that they had charged in full.
I have posted about it at: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2595909.0
and
https://forums.boxmining.com/threads/is-changelly-com-and-simplex-com-fraud.427/#post-3229
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1Jmahumada1 point· 2 years ago
Credit card charged after payment request cancellation from Changelly
I wanted to exchange money from Changelly using my credit card, so I went through the process. I was taken to SIMPLEX API and entered my details; however I did not get to upload my picture holding the card for verification and decided to CANCEL the payment.
To my surprise, my money was WITHDRAWN from my account regardless. I've checked with my bank and they have confirmed this.
I emailed support 12 hours ago and still waiting for someone to have the kindness to reply.
I received a follow up URL when I emailed support, however it does not go anywhere. I am also not allowed to login or register using my Changelly email address AND on top of that social media login does not work either.
I am getting very anxious due to the large number of complaints, so I am wondering how long to wait for a payment reversal transaction before initiating a dispute through my bank; I did not buy any coins and ended up with a charge of $2,072.69 NZD on my credit card.
Payment cancellation email I received was as follows:
Dear xxxx, Your payment request from Changelly has been cancelled. You chose to cancel the payment. Simplex payment ID: aa16338a-a0e9-448d-b6f4-7e85bbfe0279 For more information, contact us at... or visit our FAQ section at simplex.com/ faq. Please do not try to reach Simplex's support using any other method (such as social media), as you might be mislead by imposters ...
Should I hear from Simplex I'll let you all know by posting here and I am more than happy to amend my rating; at this stage this is purely based on the support I've received from them, and of course the unhappiness of my credit card being charged without having purchased anything
I'll appreciate any feedback from guys. Cheers, Jose.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1[deleted]1 point· 2 years ago
This happened to me as well.
Ordered bitcoins on 21 Dec 2017 Paid for bitcoins on 21 Dec 2017 ID provided on 21 Dec 2017 Bitcoin price crashed and recovered Order cancelled on 26 Dec 2017 Emailed Simplex support and payment support on 27 Dec 2017 - no response Emailed Simplex support and payment support on 28 Dec 2017 - no response Emailed Simplex support and payment support on 8 Jan 2017 - no response Emailed [email protected] on 9 Jan 2017 - waiting
ShareReportSavelevel 1Beetlemire1 point· 1 year ago
I've been going through this same scenario as everyone else here. Went through Mycelium to by bitcoin on the 10th of this month. Was sent to simplex for verification. Stayed in touch with their customer service and was told it could take 2 to 3 days. Had to send photo of license and everything else. Was planning on contacting them again tomorrow and then having cc charge back if nothing happened.
Well I just received an email that my payment was cancelled due to changes in BTC rate. I'm happy to report that my money has been returned to my card (i use a secured cc cause I was a fool in my younger days, not that much has changed). I just wanted to report this to give some of you hope. The last 2 days I've been stressful as hell. It was less then $100 but for me that's a lot of money to lose. Good luck to you all.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 2ChickfilaPlug1 point· 1 year ago
I recently just bought earlier today and am worried if I'll get my bitcoins or if I'm going to get scammed
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1deech0131 point· 1 year ago
I didn't do my due diligence, and never heard of SIMPLEX defrauding Bitcoin consumers. And so, I exchanged around a c-note into BTC through SIMPLEX.com on 02/21/2018, and the funds appeared in my Wallet within a few hours.... So maybe they don't scam everyone???
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1uclabruinfan751 point· 1 year ago
A more appropriate description for simplex would be money launderers. I have made over 10 debit card transactions with Simplex - the charges are authorized by my bank and then Simplex, for some inexplicable reason, will credit back my account for that exact amount with no explanation given. I have completed all the required verifications so simplex knows that the charge is being made from my debit card. basically money goes from my bank to simplex and simplex returns that exact amount to my bank.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1[deleted]1 point· 1 year ago
Was going to make a small purchase earlier (~$100) but I wasn't aware they would require a photo of my ID. This isn't happening, no chance in hell. The "live chat" available on their site is fully automated, makes no difference what your question is you'll get standard pre determined responses. I've received an e-mail stating my transaction has been cancelled due to my not providing the proper ID - in the same e-mail it says my card should not have been changed yet, even though it already has. Be careful with this one, SCAM.
ShareReportSavelevel 1acmehash1 point· 1 year ago
I sent in almost 100 dollars. They of course wanted photos of my ID so of course I sent them. They immediately sent an email saying that they were not good enough quality try again. So I took pics of it again. Then 6 hours later then declined my payment and accused me of fraud, "called me a fraudster", but still charged my card.
Your payment request has been declined.
Please note that we do not disclose the reason for declined payments. This is because unfortunately we have seen these reasons being used by fraudsters to create fraudulent transactions.
For your reference:
Simplex payment ID: 1f577e5b-f128-4571-9573-2b18d1d32414
For any questions, please contact us by chat at simplex.com or email at [email protected]. Please do not try to reach Simplex's support using any other method (such as social media), as you might be misled by imposters. Please always refer to your Simplex ID when contacting support.
Please note that your credit card has NOT been charged. The funds have been placed on authorization hold in order to reserve the amount in case the payment was approved. Since your transaction has been declined, this authorization check will be voided. This typically takes the bank 48-72 business hours (not including Saturday or Sunday). Please let us know if you do not see the funds released after that time.
Sincerely,
The Simplex Team
This email was automatically generated so please do not reply to it.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1Sooty171 point· 1 year ago
I am so disappointed with Simplex. I have bough ETH previously and all was fine. Now 18 days later and no sign of my 5+ ETH. I had to work out the problem - even though they confirm I bought ETH it was put on the Blockchain without the ETH code 0x!!!
Their response oh it will take some time to resolve on hitBTC - they sent the wrong message....which I had to identify!!!
Rating of 1
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1satoshiAfrica1 point· 1 year ago
This is discouraging. After creating an account on BTCC and undergoing a complex verification. i just landed on this post. Really difficult
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1Sooty171 point· 1 year ago
After 5 weeks chasing and chasing and chasing.
I have been scammed £3000 when I only wanted 1 x $1800 - do the maths.
When it didn't arrive I eventually was advised it was sent by "contract" by SIMPLEX which HITBTC "were not set up for" but it would arrive in my account. SIMPLEX are HITBTC's preferred agent but take no responsibility for delivery.
It would be applied to my wallet "manually". 4 weeks later I am finally advised....
Tonight I am advised that it has been applied to a wallet not related to my account.
Day after day I have chased politely .... after 5 weeks I lost out on EOS and have lost my £3000.
Give AwardShareReportSavelevel 1Sooty171 point· 1 year ago
Hi Guys,
Update for Sooty17. After 38 days and over 40 emails to Simplex and HITBTC I finally have my coins!
I seem to have finally gained traction through [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) though I have had so many explanations as to where the coins where I wont know anything conclusive.
Anyway happy to get my coins at last. And keep trying!
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The International 2018 in Vancouver FAQ (Updated!)

Hey there again, you punks.
So with a tip coming from some of the moderators on the board, I've decided just to quickly update this FAQ that I wrote a few months back since TI is next week and I'm sure many of you still have a ton of questions. I've gotten some more information that I can pass down to you in regards to Vancouver but also now TI as well, including updated marijuana laws and beer recommendations.
Two quick notes:

VANCOUVER WEATHER

This summer has been an extremely hot season in Vancouver (at least in Vancouverite standards). Like anyone who attended in Seattle last year, there is noticeable smoke in the air in the city due to the fires all over the Pacific North West. If you have breathing issues or health related problems do to particles in the air, be advised that there is currently an Air Quality Advisory in effect so act accordingly. Wind/Rain will most likely clear up any issues going into next week, but just a heads up in case new fires flare up or we aren't blessed with some light rain. Forecast is looking to be sunny through midweek and the finals, with an average of about 23-25C.

THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION IS OPEN!

A staple for Vancouver residents since 1910, the PNE will be open from August 18th-September 3rd (closed on August 20th & 27th). If you're looking to do something after a midweek day, the PNE is the perfect place to go checkout for a fun night out filled with events, concerts, beer gardens, crazy carny food, rides, maybe BSJ, shopping and a lot more. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the PNE, how to get there and what's going on.
ALSO BOYZ II MEN AUGUST 18TH GET HYPED.

PLACES TO STAY

Yes, but it's not exactly regulated by AirBnB. Feel free to stay at one through AirBnB but know that it might be a little tricky to deal with issues if they come up with your rental. Also while you're at it, check out VRBO.
The general piece of advice you'll get from any local about where to stay for TI is going to be anywhere that's on the Skytrain Expo Line (the line in dark blue). The Expo Line will take you to Stadium-Chinatown station, which is where Rogers Arena is 30 seconds away. As in Seattle, the closer to downtown you are, the more expensive it is to stay.
Unlike Seattle Center, there aren't very many budget hotels left, if at all in the Downtown core. The cheaper hostels are available, though fair warning, many of them are placed on Granville Street, which is a place that many Vancouverites will tell you to avoid while you're here (Though I have never stayed at a hostel on Granville, if anyone has an experience, feel free to share). Check out the Ramada Inn and the Days Inn near Waterfront for some cheaper-ish options.
In my mind, there are two places that I would keep a look-out for avoiding while you visit Vancity.
  1. Granville Street. During the day time it's normally fine, filled with some cool shops (Golden Age Collectibles, The Rock Shop, Movieland Arcade) but it's packed to the absolute max with dumbasses at night due to the amount of night clubs. There's police around every weeknight, but since you're in Vancouver for a good time, head towards Gastown, Chinatown or Main Street for places to party.
  2. Downtown East Side. If you've researched anything about Vancouver, you'll know that this area as where a large portion of the cities homeless reside. There is rampant drug use, poverty and sex work in this neighborhood, focused mainly between 5-10 blocks in the area of Main/Hastings. That being said, the community is an especially strong one, with fantastic human beings supporting the less fortunate. Though there isn't too much danger in terms of being robbed, you might want to just avoid the area at night. Be respectful to the people of this community and you'll have no problems.

TRANSIT

Sadly, no there isn't. We know, it absolutely sucks and everyone in Vancouver is aware. Your options are public transit or a taxi.
Super shitty if you don't like paying for parking. If you can, park outside of the Downtown core near a Skytrain and then head over to the Arena. Commercial Drive is pretty good for this if you can find certain spots. Tinseltown as well if you buy a movie ticket on non-event days.
If you've ever been to any major city, you'll notice that Vancouver shares the same load-up card/tap system that places like London share. It's called Compass Card and it's fairly easy to use. Just load up money onto the card, tap it when you enter and tap when you leave. It'll do all the calculations for you. Note that certain zones will cost more just due to how far you're traveling.
Yes it does! Car2Go and Evo are two of Vancouver's most popular car share services. Hot tip would be to register before you head over to Vancouver and it'll help mitigate the fact that UbeLyft aren't in Vancouver just yet. Just drive safely.
The easiest way to get to downtown from YVR, if you aren't getting picked up/taking a taxi is to take the Canada Line. It will take you directly to Waterfront station, from there you can take multiple buses, the Expo Line (the main line that will take you to Rogers Arena) or the Seabus (going to North VancouveLonsdale).

ALCOHOL

19 years old.
Vancouver has an exploding craft beer culture and you'll be happy to find that the variety of different beers/ciders to drink is absolutely massive, probably to the point of being intimidating.
Here are some of my favorite breweries and the beers that you should look out for when you're at the liquor store/pub:
Twin Sails Brewing
Dat Juice Pale Ale
Two Straws MilkShake IPA
Short Pants Mosaic IPA
Brassneck Brewing
Changeling Sour
Passive Aggressive IPA
Bjorn Again Farmhouse Ale
Steel & Oak
Changeling Sour
Passive Agressive IPA
Bjorn Again Farmhouse Ale
Bomber Brewing
Bomber Parklife Passionfruit Ale
Bomber Pilsner
Bomber Snow White IPA
Yes. First, there isn't any drinking in public if you already didn't know. Second, you must have TWO pieces of ID on you whenever you go to buy drinks in case you're asked for your ID. First piece must be photo ID, the second piece must be something with your name on it (in order for bartenders/servers to validate the first piece). I see a lot of tourists thrown off by this, so just know that Vancouver's liquor laws are much more strict than other places.
I've heard from a few Vancouver residents that this isn't exactly enforced harshly, but just to note that it is an actual law. Piece of mind.
%.05. There will be a ton of pubcrawls and side events going on for people that are attending TI and I'm sure that you'll be blasted one night or another. Please don't drink and drive. If you need a cab, here are the numbers you can contact in order to grab a taxi from downtown.
Yellow Cab: (604) 681-1111
Black Top Cab: (604) 731-1111
MacLure's Cabs: (604) 831-1111
Also, a note for people from outside of Vancouver: the cab drivers in this city are notorious for being hard to deal with at times. Broken debit machines, cash up front, not providing receipts. Use your common sense to get you through pushy cabbies. If they have a broken debit machine and they are still driving, kindly reject them and give your business to another cabbie that will. UbeLyft will be here soon and karma will bite them back.
If at anytime you are in an emergency and don't know what to do, please DM me and I will provide my contact info.

FOOD

Vancouver is a glutenous paradise of places to eat. Instead of giving you specific places to go eat, here are some links that you might find helpful in terms of recommendations:
Meowjin's Guide to TI8
The 38 Essential Vancouver Restaurants
It's To Die For List
This is not confirmed at the moment, but if the rules were anything like Seattle, you will be able to bring outside food into the arena. You are not permitted to bring liquids into the venue. You'll have to dump out your water bottle and refill it once inside. Rogers Arena might have different policies, but thankfully the venue has twice the amount of food stalls including a much more varied selection.
Everyone from Vancouver attending will hate me, but this is going to be one of the hottest tips I can give you: there is a Costco food court DIRECTLY across the street on the lower level of Rogers Arena that DOES NOT require a membership in order to buy food. It is the only Costco food court in Canada that doesn't need a membership to eat there. Hot dogs, poutine, pizza, soft drinks, ice cream and it's all lovingly Costco cheap. Enjoy!

MONEY

Visa/Mastercard are widely accepted everywhere. Cards such as American Express/Discover are also accepted most places, though a few places might reject them for whatever reason (higher charge rates, issues with their machines etc..) Best case would be to make sure you have a Visa/Mastercard with you at all times as a back-up in case you run into any issues. Most places in Vancouver also allow you to use Android/Apple Pay now as well. No bitcoin though.
Well, that's entirely up to you. If you're staying the full week, a few hundred dollars in spare Canadian currency won't hurt you, especially if majority of your spending is going to be on plastic. There's going to be the Secret Shop, but that'll be done through online ordering and not cash payments. Just don't come with nothing. Worst case, always have at least $30-$40 cash on you just in case you run into a bind. It's really entirely up to you and how you plan on spending your time here. Do note that because of the low Canadian dollar, don't be surprised if the price of certain things is higher than usual.
By far it would be the Vancouver Bullion & Currency Exchange due to their lower exchange rates. Banks will more than likely charge you higher rates than the VBCE.

ETIQUETTE

Due to the amount of fires that have started in the Pacific North West the past month or so, please do not throw your cigarette/joint butts into the street, sidewalk, bushes or wherever that isn't a proper garbage. You'll get a ton of dirty looks by locals if you do otherwise.
Canadians are known to be rather polite, we'll answer questions for you or guide you in the right direction (as long as we aren't in a huge rush). As long as you're respectful of the people around you, take care of your hygiene, don't spit on the ground, talk over people in conversation or just avoiding being a total dick, you'll be fine. Though Vancouver is a somewhat socially cold city, that's mainly in dating circles. Get some new Bumble photos up!
Most places won't have the tip included in your bill. It's common courtesy to tip between %10-%15 of your final bill if you enjoyed your meal/drink/service. Feel free to go higher if you had a really excellent time. Some places do include the tip in the bill, but will have it noted usually at the bottom of the menu.
A few. Remove your backpack when you're boarding a bus/SkyTrain in order to create more space for the people around you. Hygiene again is a big one. Remember to fill your Compass card and check your remaining balance at least once a day in case you're transiting a lot. If you see elderly/disabled/parents with strollers attempt to come on board, the polite thing to do would be to offer your seat etc..
Don't worry at all! Vancouver is an extremely multicultural city and the residents here are used to hearing many different languages daily. Best bet is if you struggle communicating with anyone for any reason, download the Google Translate app and use it to answer questions you might have in a discussion.
Use common sense. Most players/talent would be more than willing to sign an autograph or pose for a photo with you. But also be aware that much of the on-screen talent (Slacks, Kaci, panel members) will often have to be running from segment to segment, taking in matches and so on. If they seem to have a minute, ask nicely, thank them for their time and cross one off of the bucket list.
Don't throw things at Slacks.

THE ARENA

No update on this. Rogers Arena is mainly a concrete concourse, surrounded by a viaduct and multiple lower roads. Unlike Seattle Center (which had multiple fields and smaller available venues), the only place large enough outside the Arena that could hold a large crowd with a big screen would most likely be the "main" entrance through Expo Blvd/Pat Quinn Way. There are a few other options in the area, but we're going to have to wait to see how creative Valve is with the space around the Arena. Perhaps they rent out the adjacent parking lots?
No update on this also, but again, there's a lack of outdoor space beyond the concrete concourse. Sportsbar Live will be open, which also gives a view of inside the Arena while you're eating/drinking. But again, it's indoors.
From what I remember from Canucks games, yes, there are stations where you can plug your phone in to charge. But don't be surprised if a company like NVIDIA pops up a charging station outside much like in Seattle.
18,630.
One of the more obvious differences that most people will find from Key Arena to Rogers Arena, is that unlike Key Arena, Rogers doesn't have an open space concept between levels. Meaning, you won't be able to just look up to the third floor and see players hanging out like you normally would. This year, they most likely will be held in the boxes above or in the dressing rooms in the lower levels. Look for autograph times scheduled throughout the week to see your favorite players.
The only thing right now is a Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS) game on August 18th and a BC Lions (CFL) on the 25th. So if you really feel inclined, now you know.

WEED

When: On October 17th, weed will officially be legalized in British Columbia and most parts of Canada.
How: Normally you need a medicinal prescription to purchase marijuana legally. Though, because of the soon to be legalization coming up in a few months, most dispensaries will most likely write you a prescription if you tell them a valid medical reason for the marijuana (Trouble sleeping, chronic joint pain, back pain, headaches, trouble eating etc.). My friends who smoke themselves told me that hot tip, so do with it what you will. Please DO NOT buy weed from a source that isn't verified by another trusted person or a licensed dispensary. You never know what your weed could be laced with.
Where: Here are some dispensaries located close to Rogers Arena.
Bloom Medical Dispensary
The Dub Dispensary
The Medical Cannibis Dispensary
You can't smoke anywhere that frequents children, even if there aren't kids around. So no beaches, public parks, playgrounds etc..
So just, anywhere that's away from people that don't want to partake essentially.
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TICKETS

If you weren't able to buy tickets from Ticket Master, you have a few options.
Post in the TI8 Vancouver Subreddit and ask if anyone has a spare ticket.
Buying tickets from scalpers in front of Rogers Arena is fairly easy and shouldn't be difficult if you understand the basics of haggling.
  1. Know what you're comfortable paying and stick to it. Always remember that number.
  2. Be prepared to just walk away. The longer you stay negotiating, the more you show the scalper how important it is for you to buy the tickets. Play the long game.
  3. The less you talk, the less information you give the scalper. If he says he's got a Midweek ticket for $300, shrug and say no thanks.
  4. Have money in your hand/wallet when you're trying to buy tickets. When they see that the cash is right there, they'll be more inclined to just make the deal and move onto the next one.
You will most likely miss the opening ceremonies, but after that the prices for Midweek tickets will normalize and scalpers will want to just get rid of their tickets at a lesser price.
The advantage you have in this instance is that Vancouver, outside of the LoL tournament at Pacific Colosseum, doesn't have much experience with esports tournaments. So scalpers themselves won't have the same level of patience. The longer you wait to buy your tickets from them, the cheaper you can get them for. Only downside is that you'll be missing games.
The other thing you can do is literally just walk around the outside of the Arena and spot non-scalpers with extra tickets. There are always people who buy extra tickets and are just wanting to get their money back (friends flake on them, they couldn't flip them like they thought).
DO NOT panic and end up buying an overpriced ticket from StubHub, Craigslist or wherever. Tickets will be available, you just have to keep your cool.
The box office at Rogers Arena is located at the bottom of the venue on Expo/Pat Quinn Way at the Toyota Ticket Center. You can pick up your tickets between these times:
Mon, August 20th: 7AM - 9PM
Tue, August 21th: 8AM - 9PM
Wed, August 22nd: 8AM - 9PM
Thu, August 23rd: 8AM - 9PM
Fri, August 24th: 8AM - 9PM
Not sure about the box office times for the Finals. Will update that when I know.

FIRST TIME ATTENDING TI

So first off, understand that EVERYONE there is going for the same reason you are, DOTA. Don't be afraid to go up to people, say hello and start conversations. If they shrug you off, fuck them, they don't deserve your brilliance. Enjoy yourself. Worst case, just create a thread on DOTA saying that you want to go shotgun a few beers. My first TI was pretty much by myself, but the combination of a beer + a garden really did wonders.
Simply put, don't worry as much as your mind is telling you to worry. All the talent (casters/players) are incredibly friendly and are pretty much the same as us, just super stoked to be there. But do give them space if they're working or running around to the next thing.
During TI, after every First Blood in a match, there are potential drops given to in arena attendee's who have registered their badge with their Steam ID. There will be a Steam Link kiosk/section OUTSIDE of Rogers Arena, so look out for it. You must have tapped into the Arena in order to be eligible for those drops.
The link to register your badge to be eligible for these drops will be on the back of your badge when you receive it.
Try to pack as lightly and efficiently as possible. My two main staples during the last two TI's were a water bottle (usually given out in a goody bag for midweek + finals ticket holders) and a portable battery pack for my phone. Also know that you might buy things from the Secret Shop, do some shopping downtown and the last thing you want to do is carry that stuff around with you all day. Though consider bringing a sweater for inside the Arena, as Rogers is a fairly cold one.
HOT TIP
Try checking with bell boys/concierge at any hotels if they can possibly check in some of your bags for you. I tried this at TI7 and was surprised how chill they were. I left them a $5 tip for taking my bags and was free for the rest of the day.
Avoid the Secret Shop on the first day or else you'll just spend the entire day waiting in line. Midweek the shop lines will be much more reasonable.

MISC

Well formatted thread to get you started.
Also a well-detailed Google Map of venues/places that should interest people attending TI for places all across Vancouver
Depending on your situation, here are numbers for emergencies in British Columbia.
Ambulance, fire, police: 911
Poison Control: Lower Mainland: 604-682-5050 Toll-free: 1-800-567-8911
Healthlink BC: 811 Deaf or Hearing Impaired: 711
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention: Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
Mental health support: Call 310-6789 (no need to dial area code) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
That is Roger Neilson, former Vancouver Canucks head coach and the inventor of towel power. Please treat it nicely!
Right here.
How sweet of you to ask! That would be Lush by Snail Mail.
Please, if you feel like you need to ask any questions, or there should be things added to this FAQ, post here or DM me. There are obviously some things that no one knows right now in regards to potential additions or subtractions from moving the event from Key Arena to Rogers. But I'll try my best to keep this thing updated if people bookmark it for future use.
Enjoy planning your trip to TI!
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A Lost Gem In A Sea Of Shitcoins

What’s up everyone!
 
Yeah, it’s another one of “those”. But honestly, after being in the game for long enough, you end up developing an eye for the good coins. Not the “good” ones, the GOOD ones. Believe it or not, research and common sense is the name of the game!
 
A little bit more about me: I come from a business & logistics management background. I started investing in cryptocurrencies and trading a little more than six months ago. As a person, I am very detail oriented and I’ve been researching all kinds of cryptos, for hours a day, for the past six months. The more I researched, the more I learned, the more I became hungry for knowledge, and therefore the more i researched. From trading to cryptocurrency basics, their economics, their political implications, the technology revolution they represent, the human psychology aspect as well as emotional trading behaviours (FOMO, FODO, etc.), all of it!
 
I’ve purchased Ethereum at 150$ (when I first started in crypto). Then NEO back when it was still AntShares and trading under 3$. Gas (Antcoin back then) at 30c, OMG when it was sub-1$, and ETP at exactly a dollar (selling it later at 5$). This was all before I even knew how to do a basic margin trade & was still in the process of learning about crypto (and while tether still had a “reasonable” market cap! LOL)
 
My approach is pretty simple when it comes to crypto. I split coins into seven main categories:
 
-Store of Value (BTC)
-Payment (DASH, BCH, LTC)
-Pure Anonymity and/or Evil Stuff (XMR)
-Platform/platform’ish (ETH, NEO, LISK, CARDANO, ETP, Iota, Factom and the likes)
-Shitcoins (99% of ERC20 tokens)
-Absolute Shitcoins (Boolberry, Embercoin et al.)
-Fee Split / Dividend Coins
 
That last category is my favorite. While I do strongly believe in diversification (10% store of value, 10% payment, 5% anonymity, 25% platform in my case), I always have a “lean” towards coins that make business sense. Coins that derive their value directly from the amount of usage the platform gets (Factom, for example). Coins such as NEO, BNB, Kucoin, Coss, ICN, TenX and the likes, basically coins that either have a direct “dividend-paying” property (NEO generating gas, Kucoin/Coss awarding holders with a % of the exchange’s trading fees) or an indirect “dividend paying” property such as BNB, ICN, TenX using quarterly profits to buy back their own coins and burn them, thus raising the value of the rest of the coins in circulation over time.
 
Now let’s look at market caps of these direct and indirect “dividend” coins.
 
Neo: 2.3B
TenX: 246M
Binance: 200M
Iconomi: 155M
Kucoin: 44M (68M at ath, not too long ago)
Coss: 5M
 
You see that odd one there with only 5M market cap? Yeah. That’s the great buy right now. That’s the x10, x20 or even x30 that most people haven’t realized yet. That’s also the “dividend coin” you can scoop a ton of while it’s on the cheap, and make massive recurring revenue from as the exchange solidifies and evolves.
 
What is COSS? COSS stands for Crypto One Stop Solution. They’re a Singapore based cryptocurrency exchange with an amazing team that’s currently expanding. They aim at becoming the “One Stop” solution for crypto, meaning A) an exchange, B) a payment gateway for merchants to accept crypto payments, and probably sometime in the future C) crypto debit/credit cards. They offer their own coin (COSS coin), and holders of this coin receive 50% of the trading fees generated by the exchange (more on this later).
 
Now, what a lot of people still don’t realize in crypto, you don’t invest in the bigger market cap coins expecting to make a killing (“the moonshot”). Sure, they’ll bring you nice long term growth as the whole market matures, and that’s where you want to diversify and solidify your portfolio, solid coins with a purpose. But what if you want more thrill? An actual opportunity to “moon”? You find a project that makes business sense, that has at least a working product, and a good team. Buying NEO at 2.5B market cap? You missed the boat, it was a dollar a few months ago and already went x60 (“mooned”), and now stabilized at roughly x38. OMG had it’s x10-15 already. BNB as well. Their market caps are big, and a lot of buying needs to happen to even double in price.
 
Antshares (NEO) back then was a steal at 1, 2 and 3$. It was a huge risk, with huge rewards. They didn’t even have a product other than their blockchain. No dApp running or even being built on it, no english resources to even figure out how to code on it and deploy a smart contract, no marketing, hell we didn’t even know if Da Hongfei was still alive. All it was is a Chinese based smart contract platform, with an innovative dBFT concensus algorithm. It was a 100M market cap coin that early adopters believed in, and essentially invested in when it was not much more than a website and a blockchain. Look where it’s at now, with more than a dozen dApps being built on it, a solid team of roughly 10 devs, with the NEO council also funding City of Zion (team of 20+ NEO devs). NEO has grown into an incredible community, and is now launching coding dApp contests left and right, with the latest one in partnership with Microsoft china & offering half a million dollar’s worth in prizes.
 
NEO holders get rewarded with GAS on a daily basis. When NEO gets further adoption, all fees such as registering an asset, deploying a contract, changing an asset, etc. will be redistributed to NEO holders as well on a pro rated basis. Only transaction fees are not, as those will go out to MasterNodes. If you got yourself a thousand NEO’s back when they were a dollar or two a piece, you’re now generating 7 gas per month. That’s roughly 161$ USD per month, on a recurring basis, at current gas prices, out of a 1000$ investment. That’s a whopping 16.1% PER MONTH on original investment, and not even counting the fact that you pretty much made 37000$ profit on the NEO’s themselves. Today? Well, you gotta dish out 38000$ to buy a thousand neos and make 161$ per month, basically bringing you 0.4% per month on original investment.
 
Same with bitcoin. Early adopters that got it at pennies. It just hit $10K USD a piece. For every 30 cent spent purchasing bitcoin in 2009, you’d have $10K USD in the bank account. Invested 3$? 100K. Invested 30$? 1M.
 
Ethereum? From a dollar to half a grand now.
 
Moral of the story? Early adoption pays off. History repeats itself, and it will continue to do so. Bitcoin was digital money for nerds, ethereum was a cool project that nobody really gave a crap about until they got EEA which showed credibility (early adopters of eth had a great vision, I’ll give them that!). Neo was chinese vaporware. What do they all have in common? Their.Early. Adopters. Made. A. Killing.
 
Look where they stand now. Look where a lot of coins stand now. Even a lot of ERC20 tokens that don’t even really have a reason to exist have market caps over 100M. And for what? They don’t reward you with anything other than price increasing because more people buy (greater fool theory)? They don’t reward you with dividends from the project/platform itself? Their value isn’t derived directly from the amount of usage it gets (a la Factom, PaulSnow you genius.)? They still don’t even have a minimum viable product to show? When you ask yourself why does it need a coin, and the answer is either “uhh…” or “oh it grants you voting rights” (that nobody gives a crap about, let’s be honest), you should reconsider your investment strategy. Cause I can tell you a lot of people don’t know what the hell they’re doing, and they’d be better off diversifying in the top 5 or 10 coins and holding than investing in the shitcoinfest that crypto has become.
 
And that’s why COSS is a pretty buy right now. You’re investing in a platform that’s already up and running, not a whitepaper or vaporware. Hell even Eth and Neo were riskier investments for early adopters. Let’s go over the cons first:
 
It’s ugly. The UI sucks.
It doesn’t have API’s yet, meaning there’s no bots to create liquidity, and therefore low volume.
It’s been fudded to death by KuCoin shills (and their referral links you’ve seen everywhere a month ago).
Charts are horrible
 
That’s about it. Whenever you read up about coss, those are the cons you’ll find. But what about the pros? Well, all of this is in the process of being fixed, as we speak.
 
Singapore has lax laws about cryptocurrencies and issued a statement it does not feel the need to regulate them.
It’s securing exclusive ICO’s already despite being a tiny exchange, and has mentioned being able to secure from 4 to 6 per month.
The team listens to the community’s feedback and takes it seriously. This is Gold. One of the first things they were criticized about was trying to do too many things at once (an exchange, a payment gateway, a full one-stop solution for crypto, etc.) and they’ve taken the community’s advice and decided to focus solely on the exchange for now and build it properly, before branching out to the rest. “Better excel at one thing and build from there, than be mediocre at multiple things at once”
Also following community feedback, they are implementing trading promotions “a la Binance”.
Part of the total supply of COSS tokens will be donated to charities (the community votes to who they go). First of all, that’s just plain nice. Secondly, I find it pretty damn cool that we donate this for good causes, and they basically keep “generating” income from it. It’s basically like a “perpetual donation” on behalf of COSS and all of its users, and definitely will make a lot of people feel good about using the exchange. Thirdly, this pretty much guarantees millions of COSS tokens are going to be in perpetual “HODL” mode, essentially taking them off the market.
They will be implementing a FIAT gateway sooner than later. We all know FIAT gateways are game changers.
They are constantly hiring. The team growing is definitely a good sign.
They are revamping the overall UI and charts, once again following the community’s advice, and the proposed new look is fantastic! Check it out here, as well as other great announcements: https://medium.com/@runeevensen/coss-io-7379b7628d93 EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that there is a UI upgrade scheduled for tomorrow (Dec. 3rd), although it isn't clear if it's a minor one or the actual major overhaul, might wanna keep an eye out on that!
They are upgrading the matching engine and releasing API’s soon to allow bots to create liquidity and significantly raise the trading volume.
Unlike KuCoin, the revenue split (COSS token holders) will always receive 50% of the fees, whereas kucoin will start decreasing it in 4-6months and it will bottom out at 10-15%
The revenue split from trading fees is controlled by a DAO, meaning the COSS team cannot arbitrarily decide to change it later down the line, unlike KuCoin where the control over the fee split is centralized and they decrease it as they please.
The DAO model also avoids it being labeled a security. First of all, those aren’t really “dividends” as dividends would require them to calculate income minus expenses to determine profit, and then distribute this profit to shareholders, and obviously that’s a legal nightmare. With the DAO model, you don’t get a percentage of the “profits”, you get a revenue split from the exchange fees, and it’s done by clicking a “distribute” button which makes a call to the smart contract and distributes your coins. COSS itself is not giving you anything
COSS is still in Beta. It has a tiny market cap. Now’s the time to pick it up, not when it’s out of beta and has become successful, or you’ll be in another Antshares/NEO situation. A ridiculously small move from 5M to 50M in Mcap and that’s x10, a move from 5M to 150M (still under binance levels) and that’s x30.
In the long run, COSS aims to be more than just an exchange. Holders of the token, who currently get 50% of the exchange’s trading fees, will also get 50% of other fees charged from coss. This includes their eventual payment gateway. Merchants around the world wishing to accept crypto payments will be able to use COSS’s gateway and COSS will charge a 0.75% fee per transaction. We, as COSS holders, also get 50% of that. You believe crypto is the future and going mainstream? Well your COSS will entitle you to the revenue generated by tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of businesses accepting crypto payments via COSS Point-Of-Sale.
COSS also mentioned that all other COSS “fee generating” products to come will all be subject to the same DAO/50% split. Logically, If they have 1) The trading platform, and 2) the payment gateway, then the third step is solving the problem of spending the crypto in places that don’t accept direct crypto payment, AKA a crypto credit/debit card. Well, guess what? Users of such cards will be charged a small fee as well when their crypto is being converted to fiat in real time for payment at a gas station. We as COSS holders are, again, getting 50% of that fee. As you can see, this is a coin that makes business sense to invest in. Unless you really, reaaaaaally care about a coin being the “Future of decentralized prediction markets” or “the future of decentralized dating” or the “decentralized gambling coin” and whatnot.
Smart money is smart. It's only a matter of time before savvy investors discover this coin.
 
What do the dividends look like (credits to lickmypussy28):
 
Here’s an excel showing the Yearly %ROI based on the COSS exchange volume and your COSS token buy-in price: https://i.imgur.com/XKjjCbZ.png
 
Here’s another one showing how much you’d make in USD per year based on how many COSS tokens you own, again all relative to the volume on the left: https://i.imgur.com/p15DKAr.png
 
Lastly, here’s another showing the exact same as above but on a weekly basis: https://i.imgur.com/ezp5FCV.png
 
ALTHOUGH, keep in mind, the calculations above take into consideration an average trading fee of 0.2% and while this fee is accurate right now, it will most likely average 0.1% once API’s are released and liquidity/market maker bots start operating on the platform. Also, the calculations above do NOT take into consideration that in 4 years from now, there will be 200M (hard cap) COSS tokens on the market. HOWEVER, these calculations also do not take into consideration that by then, COSS will have a fully up and running payment gateway, crypto credit cards, and other revenue-generating products such as a crowdfunding platform, smart contract deployment platform, etc. that are also generating revenue for COSS holders.
 
All in all, if all goes as planned, the payment gateway/cards/other products will negate the additional COSS tokens released in the market as well as the average trading fee of 0.1%, and therefore the numbers presented in the excel docs will remain sensibly the same. Also, if crypto really takes off in the mainstream, then the revenue split to coss holders from the payment gateway & credit card spending could very well double, triple or quadruple all the numbers you’re seeing in these excel sheets, and that’s on the low end. Remember, the exchange only charges 0.2% (0.1% average once we have bots) out of which we get half, but the payment gateway on the other hand charges a flat 0.75% (7.5x the what the exchange’s fee), out of which COSS holders get half. This could be a massive revenue driver, easily surpassing the exchange itself, and honestly if at that point in time this coin is NOT valued at 3B+ (I mean, even ethereum classic is over that right now..), then I’ll just give up on the whole notion of logical thinking.
 
Quick example, assuming in 4 years 50M in gateway processing daily (18B yearly), 0.375% of that would be 187.5K USD daily for COSS holders. With 200M Coss tokens total supply, if you hold 10K coss you’d generate 9.375$ per day (65$ per week, 282$/mo.), and that’s purely from the gateway (totally excluding the exchange revenue, crowdfunding revenue, credit card revenue, etc.).
 
If you have 100K coss you’d generate 93.7$/day, 650$/week, 2820$/mo, again purely from the gateway.
 
If you’d rather assume more conservative figures (let’s say 25M in daily gateway processing on COSS, all around the globe, or 9B yearly), then simply divide these figures by half. If you wanna go balls to the walls, double them (100M daily, 36B yearly). Play around, have fun with the numbers! To keep things in perspective, square has processed 50B’s worth of transactions in 2016. Therefore I believe using 9B, 18B and 36B for our calculations isn’t too far fetched, and actually pretty reasonable.
 
Anyway, to sum this up, no matter how you look at it, COSS is an extremely promising project with huge potential, and actually has working math (and a working beta!) behind it. It’s only a matter of a month or two before they’re out of their Beta, have upgrades to their UI and engine, and start really growing from there. The team listens to the community, which is super important, and they’re working on a multitude of revenue streams, out of which not only them, but all coss holders will benefit from, fifty fifty.
 
Their crowdfunding platform will be a competitor to indiegogo, gofundme, kickstarter, and they’ll have a small percentage fee (50% of which goes to COSS holders). The crypto Point-Of-Sale will be a competitor to Square and the likes (50% revenue to COSS holders). The crypto credit card (also 50% revenue to COSS holders). It is truely an admirable project. Shovel manufacturers made a killing during the gold rush, and COSS is positioning itself as the shovel manufacturer in the crypto adoption gold rush. This is a coin that makes sense to invest in, it is ultra tangible, and will give greater returns than any type of “decentralized [insert function here]” type coins.
 
On a personal note: Honestly, I believe this is the proper way to ICO, by NOT giving people worthless tokens that only go up in value due to speculation (looking at you, 99% of ERC20 tokens). Let investors guide you, let them reap 50% of the rewards as THEY are the ones funding you. This’ll keep the investors interested in the project, and every single one of them will have a direct incentive to vouch for your product. It’s only right for the investors to get rewarded with something tangible, I’d take that any day over a speculative shitcoin who’s only purpose was to put money in the project’s founders pockets
 
Oh, and cherry on the sundae: they are planning on launching massive marketing campaigns as soon as UI and trading engine are ready, Q1 2018, as you can see in Rune’s Nov 27th update. I suggest you read it, it puts us up to date on a lot of exciting new things: https://medium.com/@runeevensen/coss-io-update-november-27th-fa74f1237062
 
Quoted directly from said link: “For those that are most interested in discussions regarding the trading price of COSS. Please have in mind that when we entered our token sale, our clear sales message was a 3–5 year road-map, and not a 3–5 months pump and dump. We are a small team, doing our utmost to deliver and all we ask is for you to continue to give us feedback and also for you to give us some time to deliver. *That being said. We still aim to be out of BETA as soon as possible with a new engine for the exchange in Q1 2018. New UI should be in place well before that.** Once we feel we have this in place we will roll out massive marketing campaigns to attract users and increased volume. So although we have a 3–5 year road-map ahead, you should expect to see 2018 being “our year”. The 3–5 year plan is more on the complete roadmap when we proudly can call ourselves a one-stop solution. For now it is all about the exchange, and there we will see rapid changes over the coming weeks/months.”*
 
All in all, i’d like to thank the COSS team for actually caring about their investors, keeping them in the loop, listening to their feedback and giving them a unique and tangible opportunity. I’d also like to thank all the other COSS investors, who see a huge potential in this project and support the team, and lastly, all of you crypto-heads for reading through!
 
Happy hodling, and hopefully see you all at 500M+ market cap by late 2018 :)
 
-Some random guy on Reddit.
 
PS: Not investment advice. Always do your due diligence. Also, if you’d like, you can join the discussion at /cossIO
 
Friendly reminder: ETH is the quickest way to get your funds on the COSS exchange, and COSS/ETH pair has 4x the volume of the COSS/BTC pair.
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