Table of Contents:
SafeMoon Card | Web 3 | Merch | Operation Pheonix | What's New | New Exchange Listing | SafeMoon Wallet | SafeMoon HQ | SafeMoon Sunday | Cryptopia | New Partnership | B2B Networking | New Token Listing | Mooncraft | SafeMoon Community | Mooncast | SafeMoon Education | Reminders | Move to V2
What a month! January has brought so many exciting things already! We’ve had exchanges finishing up SafeMoon V2 (SFM) consolidation, SafeMoon networking at the very first Utah business Cryptopia pop-up event, new partnership with Taxbit, new listing, and more!
With the help of the moderation team, this past month many scam wallets have been found and reported to SafeMoon’s dev team. The team then utilized SFM's blacklisting feature on these wallets. This SFM blacklist feature has already proven to be an invaluable feature when it comes to the security of SafeMoon and SafeMoon's holders! Talk about feeling safe!!
In this year's very first SafeMoon Sunday CEO John Karony and Global Head of Products Ryan Arriaga started revealing some of their plans and over the course of this month have elaborated on those plans.
SafeMoon released plans
Ecosystem within the SafeMoon Wallet
SafeMoon Connect is a hub for SafeMoon's users and partners as well as e-commerce. This is much bigger than it sounds.
"Connect will be the hub. The place you will go to connect all product lines and find the products and the partners that they love. It’s much bigger than the pay link that’s been posted on Twitter. There’s a much bigger platform or portal that’s not only for the users but also for our partners. What SafeMoon Connect is on the front-end is like an iceberg, it’s what it is on the back-end.
Bills being introduced for Bitcoin in multiple states. Why? B/c the crypto space is too big now & they DON'T want to be left behind! SAFEMOON CONNECT WILL BE the missing link 4 many mainstream companies who scramble 2 get their products shipped to crypto masses!"
The ecosystem in the SafeMoon Wallet will allow us to bring partnerships into the wallet for easy accessibility! This will be tied into SafeMoon Rewards
"How do you increase the burn of V2 WITHOUT actually making people sell or spend their V2 if they want to hold it? Then to take it one step further, simultaneously increase a BUY IN of V2 from other crypto? Problem solved! SafeMoon Rewards will be the "middleware" that ties all of our product lines together, increases burn, rewards buyers for purchasing from our ecosystem & encourages "staking" of V2, win, Win, WIN." - Ryan
"Why would we stake when we already get reflections from holding?"
Ryan: "Why not get both?"
"The tax redistribution is set... how would people earn more than that redistribution from staking? Where would those rewards be pulled from?"
Ryan: "Transaction fees from buyers to sellers from our ecosystem :) Community driven ecosystem."
Another commenter asked, "Ryan does it have anything to do with Beefy or are you making your own platform?"
Ryan: "Making? It's already built."
Additional plans for a module dedicated to NFTS and collectables within the SafeMoon Wallet app were mentioned at the beginning of this month. The team has hinted multiple times that NFTs and the previously mentioned module within the SafeMoon Wallet is close. Just recently SafeMoon Education Manager, Cats shared a screenshot of his SafeMoon Wallet with a new tab labeled "collectibles"!
An NFT-Lineup from SafeMoon is planned and these will live symbiotically within the Metaverse and real life. The first lineup "Naughty Nauts" will be available in the future with more to follow, merch NFTs and even turbine NFTs, where holders of that NFT line will take part in minting a real life turbine and receive SafeMoon with every turn!
"If someone mints an NFT in the Metaverse, there should be a “mint” reflected in reality. SafeMoon NFTs aim to do just this. The Turbines are only the start. GAMA has only just begun...IOT connections. Macro IOT evolves to Micro IOT." - John
Did I hear that correct we will be able to purchase a windmill ourselves and earn?
John: Not the turbine itself. The NFT. Which is anchored to reality through a turbine. Will likely do a presale of the first 100 anchored Turbine NFTs. "Launch Editions"
Any good news coming up for SafeMoon Sunday?
Ryan: Yeah! There’s gonna be some good news coming up. We have made some major movements and progress on the NFTs for the SafeMoon Wallet. Really exciting stuff...... The Dev Team has really been working hard. NFTs, integration with Open Seas. All that stuff is working and it’s progressing very well. That will be the next big feature you guys are gonna see here on the SafeMoon Wallet. Among some other things you guys are gonna see too.
The team is very careful to not give information out anymore until there is major headway, but we do know the Metaverse will also be a big part in this ecosystem.
"Metaverse is on our mind and something we are working on. SafeMoon Connect will connect or sync to the metaverse. SafeMoon Connect is first. It will all makes sense when it comes out." - Ryan
It's all connected.
The SafeMoon Card is still in the works! Which can be used to make purchases with your SafeMoon and also with your other cryptocurrencies held on the SafeMoon Wallet. A special launch edition of the SafeMoon Card is planned and there will be a waitlist available to sign up! It is expected to release in Q2.
SafeMoon plans to be one of the pioneers helping guide companies who wish to utilize and tap into cryptocurrency and Web3's capabilities by creating products - SafeMoon Connect - which allow them to do this easily.
In a Twitter Space on January 19th Ryan SafeMoon Global Head of Products talks about this a bit:
"We’re thinking “How can we make great products, be at the tip of the spear in this market?” and have these products so that when those web 2 companies that are late or not even late because this is all still so new but that say “Hey. I wanna dip my toe in this space. How do I do that?”
Well, they’re going to start looking for other products which allow them to onboard and dip their toe into the space and the cryptocurrency market without being to bold about it. And that’s what we’re building. We’re building an ecosystem that allows these companies to do that. In the end game, they are going to be using our products, they will get familiar with our token as we grow. SafeMoon as a token and as a coin it will be easier to buy. By that time, we will have even more functioning products. We are not trying to prove ourselves by being in a lot of exchanges. We’ve proven ourselves because we actually have real world products that are being used and are helping people, allowing people to make more money, and be successful in their businesses."
Learn more about Web 3 here.
Merch is coming back... and with style! SafeMoon has partnered with a company in Utah for high quality SafeMoon Merch. SafeMoon Merch will be easier to buy once it's live again. Get ready to put your pre-order in!
We were brought into the New year with John's partial reveal of Operation Pheonix and it did not disappoint! This reveal shared visuals of the team testing nanoparticle surface manipulation on small wind turbines. The Darkmoon team studied and collected data recorded from computer software programs, and high-speed cameras in laser-lit rooms finding significant improvement in energy production and a massive reduction in chaos energy with every rotation. These small turbines will make it easy for places like Africa to utilize without the need for highly specialized equipment. What they are doing is proprietary and patent pending. This was only the partial reveal! You can check out the reveal video below ⇩⇩⇩
So what is new from last month?
New Exchange Listing
SafeMoon ended the month with a new exchange listing on Mandala Exchange! SafeMoon and Mandala seem to have other things in store for holders as well.
In the Mandala discord server they elaborated more:
" Please stay tuned to both our Twitter and our Discord for announcements on when SFM deposits & trading will open. Additionally, we will be releasing an article soon that will explain how the SFM tokenomics will work. In the meantime, welcome to Mandala Exchange.
You also might want to familiarize yourself with our recently rolled out Mandala Madness…there might just be a spin-off version for the SafeMoon Community" .
Ryan and team have put so much effort in improving, updating, and fixing bugs in the SafeMoon Wallet and it shows!
Last month this is what has changed for the SafeMoon Wallet:
Wallet Connect implemented!
Dark Mode now available!
Swap calculation speed fixed!
Countless bug fixes!
QR code scanner added for “My Contacts” page.
Added security features (change password and transaction signing toggle both now require user authentication)!!!
Automatic disconnect from Dapps after 30 minutes!!!!
In addition to all these wallet updates, the SafeMoon Wallet has exceeded 1 million user downloads in 4.5 months! Incredible!
It is no secret within the SafeMoon Community that CEO John Karony hates pineapple pizza. John told the SafeMoon community that when the SafeMoon Wallet reached 1 Million user downloads he will eat some pineapple pizza. We are all hoping to see a video of John eating that pizza soon! hehe.
This past month the team officially moved into SafeMoon Headquarters in Utah. Charles even has his own double Cupboard!👀
Shortly after HQ move-in SafeMoon Sunday was broadcasted live on YouTube in house. Aside from the new location and new broadcasting platform John announced that SafeMoon Sunday will now broadcast once a month instead of biweekly. To view last months SafeMoon Sunday click here.
On Jan 19th, 2022, SafeMoon CEO John Karony joined Dan Young and Scott Paul at The Leonardo [in Salt Lake City, Utah] for a panel discussion covering a wide range of topics in the crypto space. John answered questions about compliance, NFTs, decentralization, and more.
This photo was taken at the Cryptopia Pop-up event and among those in this panel discussion was Nicki Sanders who is the Head Blockchain Engineer at TaxBit discussing the accessibility of Defi.
New partnership with Taxbit
SafeMoon has also entered into a new partnership with TAXbit! TaxBit is an industry-leading tax & accounting software for the digital economy that's enabling widespread adoption with real-time data automation and support.
In regards to cryptocurrency, TaxBit's software automates the calculations required for crypto tax reporting, helping reduce the pain point of crypto taxes and allowing you to view the real-time tax impact of all your crypto transactions. This will be implemented into the SafeMoon Wallet SOON! With the planned e-commerce for SafeMoon and future regulations within the cryptocurrency platform, this is an amazing feature addition! "Preparation is key!" What a fantastic partnership to have!
Who are these other gentlemen in the picture? Steve Hale is the Director of Operations at Album VC - a "VC firm investing in early-stage tech ventures, shaping the future of tech and culture. The other is Brandon Doyle, Founder of Wallaroo Media, a full-service digital advertising agency.
New token listing (Enhance Token)
SafeMoon has listed Enhance token on SafeMoon Swap, a token who's mission is to help decrease veteran suicide rate. In addition to being a new token listing, Enhance token announced that they have been pre-approved to be listed on the SafeMoon Exchange! Excited to have you as a part of the SafeMoon family, Enhance!
To see all SafeMoon Swap Listings click here.
New Job Opportunities and Hires
Recently an announcement was made by Dave Smith, Director of Content welcoming Dru to the SafeMoon Production Team. In Dru's Twitter bio, he states that he is an "Emmy winning director of photography", a "Digital Cinema Professional at 43PRODUCTIONS", a "steady CAM guru" and a "Part107 Drone Pilot".
SafeMoon posted two new Job listings last month! An on site Technical Support Engineer and a remote site Reliability Engineer!
It's been a while since we heard about what has been going on with Mooncraft. This month also ended with a big update from Jacob Engel SafeMoon's Mooncraft Lead on Discord!
"We are happy to announce that on Monday, February 7th our servers will go live!
We will open during the afternoon (PST Time) and will be alerting you here 1hr before!
You will be able to connect by using our server IP "play.mooncraft.gg" in the multiplayer menu of your Minecraft launcher." To learn more check out today's Lowdown.
What is Mooncraft?
"Mooncraft is a multiplayer Minecraft server made by SafeMoon... It features several game modes, active development, and many fun things to enjoy with friends!" In CatsRus's article he talks about how Mooncraft will be an essential part of SafeMoon's future acting as a testbed for things such as NFTs. To read more click here.
In the near future I will be making a forum post outlining all the release details, posting screenshots, and sharing other info! To prepare for that, please create an account here."
Server IP: play.mooncraft.gg
Staff App: https://mooncraft.gg/forms
Mooncraft Discord: https://discord.gg/mooncraft
SafeMoon Community Event
This month Community Manager Veno created a community event to share SafeMoon's journey with others, spread awareness of the need to move to V2, spread education, and to bring the community together.
He started off with a week long puzzle that the community tried figuring out. Each day adding new hints and riddles. He ended it with the reveal of the puzzle "SAFEMOON HUE MOVE TO V2" and encouraged the community to all change their profile pictures to the hue of SafeMoon's blue and share SafeMoon.Education along with using the hashtags #SafeMoon | #SafeMoonHue | #AreYouOnV2 | #SAFEMOONARMY. Thank you so much Veno for creating this awesome community event/campaign!
What's new with Mooncast this month?
Wanting to pivot Mooncast into more of an informative podcast, Education Manager Cats is planning to bring on more guests such as a TAXbit representative. TAXbit is a company SafeMoon just partnered with last month. "I want to know what you guys want to know". Cats said in the last Mooncast Episode. If you have suggestions feel free to reach out or make your suggestions during one of the Sunday livestreams.
What is Mooncast?
Mooncast is a SafeMoon Community podcast held on SafeMoon's Official Discord and then live-streamed on SafeMoon Educator YouTube channel and in the Official Facebook Group at 3pm EST every Sunday. These podcasts usually involve Community Q&As, education, updates, and fun discussions.
Education Manager CatsRus has been working hard this month to update the Education site!
SafeMoonPulse and MomoKombat have combined their efforts to bring the community Daily SafeMoon updates and education.
SafeMoon Labs -
SafeMoon Labs is a live Twitter Space discussion or "Laboratory think tank" on a variety of topics led by SafeMoon Educators. The spaces are recorded, and then uploaded to SafeMoon Education YouTube channel! Along with these Spaces will be a correlated article located within the SafeMoon Education site.
The following were the Discussions and articles released this month:
Crypto education with Gandalf, SafeMoon Scholar now has a scheduled Twitter Space! They will be held every Monday at 2 PM EST/7 PM GMT/8 PM CEST.
SafeMoon Pulse -
SafeMoon Monthly Overview
Educational Articles -
SafeMoon Education manager CatsRus has published 3 new articles with security tips on how to keep your assets safe and the best practices to keep your assets safe.
To check them out click on the images below