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SxSW Discussions Panel
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Panel 1: What is Venture Philanthropy? Panel 2: Fast Launch - How to Create (and Sustain) a Giant Community Panel 3: How to Engage the 'Crypto Curious' Panel 4: Impact's Next Era: Impact Everywhere Panel 5: What does it truly take to create effective DeFi?
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Let's also consider some of the speakers present at this event. Professionals from CNBC to Binance.us and many others. All under the SxSW umbrella for sharing the newest art, tech, for sharing innovation, knowledge, and more. SxSW also hosts 2 large festivals and conferences themselves a year.
SafeMoon Army Birthday Celebration
Since March started, we have been showcasing some awesome community members who wanted to share their thoughts and experiences about this past year with SafeMoon.
Jimmy Cash, Price Discussion (PD) legend on the Official SafeMoon Discord, avid educator to the community, defender of SafeMoon's honor with FUD fighting facts, shares his story for SafeMoon's Birthday celebration.
Tell me about how you found out about SafeMoon?
My first exposure to crypto was in 2018 when I triumphantly called BTC a scam after making fun of buddies who lost over 60% of their value after buying in near the ATH at the time. Fast forward to April 2021, my discord buddy tells me about Safemoon. The only thing that caught my attention was this new “tokenomics” feature that provided passive income stream. Of course, being a stock investor, somehow that seemed to connect with me, I wasn’t a big fan of anything that promoted 1000x gains so somehow this “feature” made me look into this. Not only did SafeMoon introduce me to the whole new world of cryptocurrency, it changed my life, to be honest. Admittedly, I’m an older investor, but SafeMoon has re-energized me, opened the door to a whole new mindset about our economy and the digital economy, and made me feel a whole lot younger!
What do you like about SafeMoon?
My favorite part about SafeMoon is the people. I am not naïve to the tremendous amounts of fud that have followed SafeMoon since its inception. However, while difficult at times, it has not caused me to waver from my commitment to the community and the team. When I saw the vision that John laid out, I knew this was going to be a long-term investment, and I am fully committed to that. I challenge myself daily to hold to that conviction and not give in to the bear market sentiment that strikes fear and uncertainty in people’s hearts and causes good folks to make irrational and emotional investment decisions. For me it’s not financial advice, it’s life advice.
How has SafeMoon made an impact on you as an investor or hodler?
I want to thank the Discord community, especially my PD gang, and many, many blessings to my Defi Physics Labs gang, that has truly made this first year in crypto enjoyable, through thick and thin. The SafeMoon community helped expose me to other projects and invest in other things to help me understand crypto. I feel crypto is here to stay and I try to take the long approach to my investing. Invest a few dollars at a time, dollar cost average, be open-minded, and not view everything in the SafeMoon only lens. Every project has its ups and downs, the fud almost starts to sound the same, and it’s not unique to SafeMoon. The fud usually originates when the expectations of an individual investor do not align with the expectations or timelines of the project. That is fine and 100% normal. It isn’t FUD, it is just reality, and there are plenty of projects in the sea to align your expectations. If you are long on SafeMoon, and you believe in the vision like I do, you are in for exciting times. For folks that don’t understand what SafeMoon is trying to do, come to the Discord or join one of the “positive” Twitter spaces. If you want to really DYOR, understand all the positive takes just as much as the negative. You owe it to yourself to do that.
What excites you about SafeMoon's future?
SafeMoon is trying to build an ecosystem that survives beyond the token itself. Think about that approach and let it sink in. I’ve seen some of the fud that says SafeMoon seems all over the place. I don’t think so… as long as the blockchain and the token form that common bond, then it is not all over the place. Look at Apple and see how that ecosystem isn’t just about phones and laptops. It’s music streaming, movies, cloud storage, and now payment services?! However, look at how the iOS system weaves everything together. Look at Google, and how it started as a search engine and free email platform to a behemoth that has effectively monetized information. Google seems to have its hand in everything, yet there is the connective tissue with Google with information, cloud, and single sign-on experience as your connective tissue. Not trying to compare SafeMoon to these established companies, SafeMoon is trying to be bold, and not build something that fits the catchy overused buzz words of the young crypto industry. Build community, release wallet, exchange listing, rinse repeat. That is not how you leave your legacy. John has the courage to do something great in crypto, and that is to create a thriving and surviving ecosystem that bridges the gap between the real world and the digital world while leaving a positive return on impact. That takes time. You can either roll the dice and go on the journey in the beginning, with all the trials and tribulations that befall a bold and fearless leader, or… you can wait until all the kinks are ironed out and join in at the end, and buy in at a much lower risk level, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Any parting thoughts for the Army?
I’m in for the ride, and I am rooting hard for John, for Ryan, for the rest of the staff, and most of all, for the community. Be proud to be a Safemoon holder, it won’t be long that Safemoon is as common a tech name in your house as an NVIDIA graphics card, a Samsung TV, or an Apple phone. When your grandkids are asking you if they can get a Safemoon Gift Card from Best Buy so they can own a fractional share of a windmill that they want to place in their metaverse game while actually generating passive real life income that feeds into their college fund wallet that is linked to a safemoon debit/credit card, you’ll look back fondly to know you were there from the beginning. Happy Birthday to the team and the community!!
Thank you, Jimmy, for sharing your story and for all you do to help our community. 💙🙏
Warrior always keeping us updated when SafeMoon is trending. This time it's on Bogged Finance. "#SAFEMOON is Top #2 Trending on Bogged FInance." he tweets. 🙏💙
SafeMoon Discord Moderator Red who many would say is a wonderful guy and always fun to talk to, was awarded the Cosmic Mod of the Week over on Discord.
On Twitter, Red shares his thoughts and appreciation to all platform's SafeMoon moderators!
"I want to say thank you to every single moderator across all socials for #SAFEMOON. Without all of you volunteering your time every day this past year, the community wouldn’t be where it is today. It is not an easy job most days, and a lot of ppl hate us, or think they could do a better job than us.
But I refuse to believe that. We are given rules to “enforce” and they are pretty simple to follow. It’s sad that some users think we are control freaks when the server has never been more safe and more fun to be a part of. There is nothing fun about a hostile environment. We dealt with that for months in the beginning. Bullies will not be tolerated. Today’s Mod team is like family. They are all some of the kindest ppl I’ve ever had the honor to work with and if you get to know them, you would say the same thing. So thank you, Mods. I look forward to working with you all as we continue to build up and maintain the best community in crypto. So let the haters hate, the true members of the #SAFEMOONARMY know we would go to battle for them every day to prove them wrong ."
Thank you, Red for sharing this. Some really fail to see the value in our moderators However, there are many, including myself who do see their value! Therefore, I'd also like to give a massive shout-out to all of the SafeMoon Moderators who spend their off-time working hard to keep our community safe from scams, who work hard to create a safe positive environment where we can share our thoughts freely, and who work hard to educate with the correct information!! You all matter and we would be in complete chaos without your dedication! SO, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all, and well done! 💗
Another SafeMoon Standard like by Global Head of Products Ryan Arriaga on LinkedIn. This one reads "Change your approach and you'll change your outcome." -Lia Garvin Team Operations & Inclusion at Google. Love this! 💕
Scott Paul tweeted yesterday that he "Dropped by @safemoon HQ today to talk about some amazing esports partnerships..." ⬅ 👀 Did you catch that? 🙂
He continues by saying "Saw this on the wall done by local artist. PS, to the #SAFEMOONARMY fudders out there who hurt the community by trolling anyone who happens to like SafeMoon & @giddydefi or any other crypto…Repent!!!"
John on Discord
SFM Cross-chain & Blockchain
John: I'm excited for cross-chain. BSC token to an Eth Token. It’s great. All from the SafeMoon Wallet
SFM Holder A: I was thinking for a massive exchange to commit to add all the coding for us when the volume is so low it's not worth their time. We are a big community so when the volume picks up and utilities are taking off we will look more worth their while :)
SFM Holder B: This is also true but what if we bridged Coinbase to the BSC network as middleware? Is that something that might appeal to them
SFM Holder A: Nope sfm has to be middleware for our volume or its pointless
John: SFM is the middleware.
SFM Holder A: I know. It was a reply to someone saying Coinbase could be [the middleware] so that can add us or something?
John: Oh gotcha
SFM Holder B: [Responding to SFM Holder A] That’s what I’m saying… What if we connected to Coinbase as the middleware so they could list through SafeMoon and list BSC tokens while SafeMoon takes that .25% cut on every trade.
John: Coinbase isn’t a blockchain.
SFM Holder B: Cap can you answer this question. On the CNBC article when you mentioned 2 blockchains was that in regards to BSC SafeMoon and ETH SafeMoon or is SafeMoon building 2 blockchains.
John: No I said we built a blockchain or two to test some things out. But that is part of the prep process. I don’t consider that the actual coding of the blockchain.
SFM Holder C: So testnets?
John: Eh kinda. The current team we have are working on it. It’s not the blockchain part we are trying to work on, it's some other items. The blockchain side is not the time that takes work, it’s the other aspects like integration into some of our other tech.
SFM Holder: I'm happy with waiting as long as CAPT stops giving us zeros for our birthday.
John: You do realize the importance of S&E + CrossChain right?
Swap & Evolve
SFM Holder: Safety and effectiveness? Science and engineering? What does it mean
John: Swap and Evolve.
Cryptopia / UK HQ
SFM Holder: Captain, are you going to the next Cryptopia?
John: Depends if I can make it back. I am required on the UK side of the globe for the next little while. But if I am not, others from SafeMoon can be.
SFM Holder: This is bullish
John: Eyyyyyy Jarony. Yah, I'll be over on that side of the pond for a bit.
John: Every time we get close to a new product launch or upgrade FUDers come out. It's a cycle at this point.
SFM Holder: I don't listen to any FUD because I don't let fear be in my decision making
Discord Price Watch
SFM FUDer: Just seen we gained a Zero V1 coming back strong 😆
SFM Mod: We have not 😄[Link provided to Dex Screener]
John: There is also price tracking channel here in discord.
SFM Mod: Facts! #📈| price-watch
SFM Holder: hey john can you comment on if you prefer dogs or cats
John: Floof is floof.
John: Solid foundations. Also, it was great meeting everyone here at SxSW. SafeMoon Army is amazing.
SFM Holder (Megatron): You were awesome, babe. Now come back home so we can cuddle.
John: Free Optimus first and unite Cybertron.
SafeMoon will be upgrading their router on March 22nd and will therefore need ALL Swap LP providers to remove their pairings from the LP, or you can lose it! This includes anyone who has ever used the "Add Liquidity" feature on SFM Swap!
SafeMoon Education Manager CatsRus has created a guide for those unsure of how to remove their LP. Check it out here.
So far this month, SafeMoon has announced:
- New SafeMoon.com domain - 0% MoonPay fees until March 19th
- New SafeMoon Wallet update
- New branding
- New SafeMoon Swap Listing
We're only in Week 2! More coming soon!
To check out Gandalf's SFM Labs video and article on the topic Community in the Digital Age, click here!
If you'd like to see things that have happened over the last 2 months check out the Monthly Pulse here.