SafeMoon Lowdown (July 13th, 2022)

Updated: Jul 15


SafeMoon Lower Gas Fees | MoonCast | New Awareness Article | SafeMoon Blockchain Discord Comms with CEO John | POA Model | SFM Exchange | Regulatory Education Feedback/FUD | SFM Encryption | SWaP & Evolve Progression | SafeMoon Security SafeMoon Community Appreciation | SafeMoon Water Cooler | Crypto News | Partner News



SafeMoon Lower Gas Fees

SafeMoon announced they deployed an update to the contract that further reduces gas fees!⛽👏

"The ever wonderful, #SAFEMOON token development team just deployed an update which aims to further optimize and reduce the gas fees for transactions! 🎉 There is nothing for you to do / update / change, this is an adjustment to the contract itself. Simple! 🙌"

Check it out on the CONTRACT: ⤵⤵⤵



New Security Awareness Article

"SafeMoon Security Awareness: Security questions

Learn the best practice to combat social engineering regarding things like security questions and personal information" - SafeMoon Education Manager Cats

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MoonCast

Calmness is brewing excitement.

Did you miss Sunday's MoonCast or would like to read the transcript? Click the button below to view.

📣A special thank you to transcription team members Burns and Glenn for this week's MoonCast transcript!!!❤️🙏




Discord Comms with CEO John Karony

SafeMoon Blockchain

Ms. Meris 💕 [ABB]: Here. There’s your update, Patience…. 🤷🏼‍♀️

"Yah we are working on it. When we got something to say or release regarding the blockchain, @safemoon will put something out. 😁" - John

John: We are indeed working on it. Future updates will come from official channels.

John: I don't comment on the lending markets. However, through the utilization of blockchain and web/// tech, it does eliminate a lot of friction points (points where efficiency can be improved) in many different sectors of technology


BuiLderTheBoB💳: Do you remember this?

"Is blockchain pushed off to 2023 and I only ask because it wasn't on SafeMoon" - Wenhoverboard " No it's not pushed to 2023."- John

Wenhoverboard: Yep. A lot has changed since then though.

John: Not wishful thinking. I get my timelines from our Director of PMO and our Director of Products, as well as updates regarding product progress. If things change, we will let folks know through official channels.

John: Things change. And SafeMoon is not the only company subject to delays and changes. I am sorely disappointed that the cybertruck is delayed. However, i know when Tesla releases the final product, it will be worth the wait.


POA Model

Mrblacks37: I get that but i just think the quiet and ambiguity is what's causing the angst in the community. If there was communication that was out that kind of laid out what a roadmap is and what is expecting to be accomplished, I think that would calm a lot of people

John: We are looking at a POA model, but not in the traditional sense. We are also exploring an evolution to Gas fees (this is subject to change as we build, break, fix and iterate what we are building in the non-public domain) Again, any official news will come from official channels. But we are indeed actively working on it, as well as other products and features.

Wenhoverboard: John mentioned Proof Of Authority (atleast that’s what I thought he was insinuating) but, he also said not in the traditional sense. Could you explain what you mean by that?

John: Not at this time.


SafeMoon Exchange

ChampOfSun 🌞 (aka Janky 🥞s) : People still bring up the charity India covid donation and where did that go, that would be nice to have settled once and for all.

HughscL 💳: Simple: there was never money collected for that. The money collected was for the development of the exchange. That was just an idea that didnt come to be done. Thats why they are also careful with what they share today. If something they share changes, or is not done, people will be upset.

John: Exchange is very much under development, VERY much so.


Wenhoverboard: Any transparency or like a quick 2 minute video on what you guys are waiting on with relation to the exchange release would be greatly appreciated. The more transparent the team is the more the trust is restored for me personally. Delays happen and if they happen you won’t hear me complain if we know why something was delayed. That’s my personal take on the product releases.

John: No 2 minute video needed. Compliance is the main hold-up, and I will not rush that. In house legal is handling that.

Wenhoverboard: So, with all due respect compliance is a general term. What specifically with relation to compliance is causing the delays? The specifics matter to me as a holder on these types of things.

John: I am not educated enough to give the best response, as our actual head of compliance and our legal team handles that. Believe it or not, its a team effort, and everyone has knowledge gaps. That is why you build a strong team, create a strong phalanx and strong unit cohesion to complete the mission.

And yes, we do have internal legal team, as well as outside counsel, which is pretty standard for companies.

Wenhoverboard: I can appreciate that but, legal must be telling you what is delaying the release right? I’m not asking you to give us a date. I’m just asking if legal can let the community know what compliance hurdles are left to be completed.

John: Not sure i can comment on that. But Ill see what i can and cannot say 🙂

Mrblacks37: If it has something to do with legal things, shouldn't it be able to be disclosed? Like a legal article number that is being complied to, etc?

John: That portion is not in my day-to-day right now. I delegated it to legal. So again, won't be commenting on it during this Serious Chat session


Regulatory Education

goateau: John if you still here, have you enjoyed the regulatory process from an academic standpoint or not rly? Just curious because I somewhat liked seeing the sausage being made, but it was frustrating as well

John: I always love the opportunity to gain more knowledge. I have an ethos of “I will never know it all” as there is always more to learn. So I have enjoyed gaining more knowledge during this journey. Be a sponge, and never stop soaking up knowledge.


SafeMoon Security

HughscL 💳: Hacks and exploits are happening in other projects, and here they are focusing on the security aspect. Let them work. If they release anything, and a hack or exploit happens, even if things are insured, the first people wanting to burn us all, will be those that demanded things to be released today and right now.

John: Security is a big priority of mine. If there is a security concern, that's usually a reason why I won't or will delay a project. Or if the feature is too difficult to use, I will delay it. We focus on user experience first, then we build backward from there. Humans have to use these products, so we have to everyone proof (as best we can) each feature set, and product.


Feedback/FUD

HughscL 💳: I always will deliver concerns if they are presented in a respectful way. Always. There was a hint in one of the tweets from SafeMoon regarding this, that also confirms that is not ECB.

John: Hugh indeed does deliver concerns and feedback. All the moderators do. And I appreciate it. FUD plays an important part in the innovation and evolution process. Not all feedback is FUD, but all FUD is indeed feedback aka Data to make decisions.

longingforwinter: I still hope SFM brand cereal is on the table for 2023

John: I have asked one of my folks in charge of merchandise to look into creating FUD flakes in a limited capacity.


SafeMoon Encryption

picipici: Team working on own encryption 🙂

John: Indeed. Encryption integration with a wallet is just a beginning. There are many different avenues to apply encryption tech to like chat, file storage etc.


"Ok, GTG, great conversation folks! Amazing civility. Looking forward to our next session 🙂❤️"


SafeMoon Security

"Alot of hacks and exploits are being reported daily. Security is a must..."

- MoonClub

"Indeed. Security, accessibility and quality are three metrics we focus on with the #SAFEMOONWALLET. Security is a must." - John



SWaP & Evolve Progression

"#SafeMoon Swap and Evolve has executed 19x times since launch on May 31, expending 1257 BNB." - Warrior


SafeMoon Sanctuary

"#SAFEMOON If you haven't listened to the first 2 episodes of our Twitter Spaces, here they are: "


"Ep. 1 Pilot"


"Ep. 2 Education"


❓Got Questions?

"Don't forget to DM @SFMSanctuary or the hosts with questions for our upcoming space #SAFEMOONARMY"






SafeMoon Community Appreciation

Some much deserved appreciation for Zeus and the rest of the SafeMoon Talk Twitter Space crew!🙏💟

"I'm grateful to our amazing community voices who are leading with good mentality and helpful information about #SafeMoon. This week I'm highlighting another great space in our community, 'SafeMoon Talk' with @__CryptoZeus__! Check out the next show tomorrow (Wed) 6pm EST!" - SafeMoon Discord CM Veno


"#SAFEMOONARMY,

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#SAFEMOON TALK

HOST👉@CryptoZeus

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Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm EST

NFA & DYOR "


Gandalf shared some community appreciation.

"22.000 followers - I am honored With time, responsibility, tasks and the related trust grow. For this I am grateful and always work to maintain it Together with the #SAFEMOONARMY & the #SAFEMOONGALAXY we have a wonderful future ahead of us #SAFEMOON to the moon "



SafeMoon Water Cooler Twitter Space host Jeremiah shared his appreciation for the community yesterday. ❤️

"I love the #SafeMoonCommunity . You guys have been down with me and the Water Cooler from the beginning. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! #SAFEMOON#SAFEMOONARMY#motivation"



SafeMoon Water Cooler

SafeMoon Water Cooler Twitter Space host Jeremiah has canceled his morning space until further notice. So happy you and your family are safe Jeremiah!💙

"🚨Attention 🚨 Unfortunately we have to cancel the #Sfmwatercooler tomorrow morning. We had a tornado came through our neighborhood tonight and it did a lot of damage. Thank God my family and I are safe however we did lose power. We're canceled until further notice #SAFEMOONARMY"


Food for Thought

"Start appreciating the things you already have and enjoy the journey as YOU HAVE TO remember that there is always someone less fortunate! Love a @IAmSteveHarvey speech! #PositiveVibes #Care #Love #Peace #Journey #share" - Cats



"real maturity is noticing your own inner turbulence and pausing before you project how you feel onto what is happening around you. - yung pueblo



Crypto News

"Regulations are coming so be prepared for what might come with regulation. Good read on the recent bill by the US. Credit to @cryto8fi for summarizing the bill."

- SafeMoon Education Manager Cats

Recent U.S. Crypto Bill Summary

"The U.S. dropped a massive bill that could change Crypto. It’s a 68 page report covering stable coins, taxes & the regulation of crypto. I’ve read it all so that you don’t have to. Here's everything you need to know in 5 minutes:


In this thread we will cover the:

- Lummis Gillibrand Bill

- Web3 Frameworks

- Chris Dixon's Policy Discussion

- NFT Law


Let's dive in ⤵️


Regulation in Crypto

You need to understand that too much regulation hinders innovation. But uncertain regulation is equally as bad. Businesses won't dedicate time, effort and capital into crypto - only for their actions to be declared illegal.


The Problem

The U.S. financial markets are regulated by independent agencies whose jurisdiction overlaps. This creates confusion and chaos. Imagine how difficult it must be to enforce laws. The SEC and the CFTC are the two important ones mentioned in the bill.


Here's why:

The SEC

They benchmark protocols with "The Howey Test". The Howey Test determines what qualifies as an "investment contract" and would therefore be subject to U.S. securities laws.

A security being loosely defined as a tradable financial asset. Examples are stocks and bonds. Responsible Financial Innovation Act


The Lummis-Gillibrand bill effectively divides the digital asset world into three:

- Commodities

- Securities

- Ancillary assets (crypto tokens with no revenue)


So is the bill actually good for crypto?

Yes, here's why:


The CFTC

Under Section 301 of the bill, issuers of ancillary assets would be required to make certain disclosures to the SEC.


By complying, digital asset issues will be "commodities".


So most of crypto will be regulated by the CFTC


But the SEC has jurisdiction on securities.

Projects that want to tap into the U.S. market will make disclosure about:

- Their businesses

- Financial condition

- Plan for protecting consumers in the event of bankruptcy.


This will reward those with genuine economic utility and honest intentions.

The bill also allows for innovation.


It enable states to establish “financial regulatory sandboxes” within which crypto projects could work, for a maximum of two years, without risk of being shut down by regulators. Although 2 years may still be too short. It's still a start.


In a recent AMA, @cdixon, @JakeAuch & @milesjennings shared their thoughts on Web 3 and the bill:


Thoughts on Web 3

Web 3 is a movement set to unlock immense innovation.

Communities can operate on these networks that have been created by blockchain enabled tokens.


There are many use cases:

-Some are digital, some are offline.

-Like allowing for creative people like musicians & writers to earn - which is pretty exciting.

-Also, removing the need for large intermediaries like Google & Facebook who take the profits.

-Web 3 will unlock lots of new business models."

Stablecoin Policies

The bill strikes a medium between banks as stablecoin issuers and anyone, in general. Banks and non banks can both issue stables. Non banks have to work through federal regulators and liquidity requirements. Algo-stablecoins are outlawed in the bill. Some stablecoins like USDT have been here for a while. But, it's a relatively new industry and we need more experimentation. It may be better to provide a hierarchy of stability of stablecoins, that's both accessible and digestable by consumers.

Tax Clarity

The bill cleans up tax issues. If you're using crypto as a medium of exchange and you're exposed to negligible appreciation. You don't have to pay taxes on this. It's marks the start of greater tax clarity in the crypto industry.

State Expectations

It provides more clarity and disclosure for states and consumers: For state governments - about how they're allowed to regulate crypto. And for consumers - about what they should expect when they're engaging with crypto issuers or stablecoin issuers.

DAO's

It makes an initial step towards establishing some legal frameworks for DAO's in the context of the federal tax law. Initial steps are the foundation we need in this market. DAO's are still trending. Better legislation means we could see more people flock to the U.S.

Afterthoughts

What is missing from the bill?

We need greater disclosure on insurance and rated markets. And we need NFT legislation. They will both pose a regulatory problem in the near future: Some NFT's could be regarded as securities - according to The Howey Test. Because an NFT can do a lot more than a physical piece of art. You can imbue it with external value. We need a framework that aligns the incentive to protect consumers from scams but still deliver value. Perhaps some good ways to do this would be to integrate better with policy makers. NFT influencers working to provide a high level education to Congress. An idea for short term regulation could be SRO's: SRO's (Self regulatory organization) Bring some frameworks to legislate. Let the community take initiatives on the financial services side of SRO’s. Create your own apparatus to police bad actors. SRO's can be beneficial and act as a good buffer for industry regulators."




"California regulator investigating crypto interest accounts

The regulator also said, in its view, that certain crypto interest account providers were providing unregistered securities, such as BlockFi and Voyager."

“The Department warns California consumers and investors that many crypto-interest account providers may not have adequately disclosed risks customers face when they deposit crypto assets onto these platforms. Consumers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution before responding to any solicitation offering investment or financial services.”

- DFPI (Department of Financial Protection and Innovation)




"Institutional investor sentiment about ETH improves as Merge approaches

Professional investors are warming to Ethereum again as ETH-based funds see a third consecutive week of inflows."



Partner News

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Reminders


SafeMoon Podcast: Table 32: EP01

Full transcript with corresponding video sections live for Table 32!!

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