Here is a recap of what was talked about in sunday's Ban Fam Community Call #20 on discord (you can read this article if you don't know what a ban fam community call is!) Thanks again to u/irrelephantoops, u/soggyapplep, CT and everyone that took the stage! (u/dev-ptera, u/0xShay, Xgo_Hello (XGO representative), Demon... and I'm sorry if I forgot anyone!)
SO, WHAT DID WE TALK ABOUT?
Toronto Meetup on August 9 to 11, at the same time as the Blockchain Futurist Conference! Send a message to u/soggyapplep, u/irrelephantoops, or CT if you are interested in the meetup and/or the conference (some coupons are available!)
Fun Banano stats! We do roughly 500K discord messages a month (that's a huge number)! 45% of the discord users are mobile-users, 14% are desktop-users, 41% are mixing both! 917 servers follow the Banano discord announcement server! New user retention: 19%!
CONTESTS & EVENTS!
Booster 2 updates: 24 projects registered so far! 55% for the new project category, 45% for the existing project category! Prize pool increased from 500K Ban to 650K Ban! (peel article)
Swole Torchic Month is finally over! Soggy barely survived... So wen is the next one? check https://19-1.cc/STDcount!
IMPROMPTU Q&A WITH AN XGO REPRESENTATIVE
About the XGO beta-testing: Thanks for the feedback so far! Some of the 3000 BAN rewards for the early testers have gone out. The remainder will go out this week. Our support team also serves as a feedback collection team. All that feedback is sent to the product team, so feel free to send any!
About XGO: Who are we? What are we trying to do for crypto? We've been building for a long time. We've been watching the crypto-space for about 12 years (I've seen the Banano testnet). We think the space has lost its way (e.g. Celsius, Crypto.com...) and we want to change that. We're not web3, we don't have the best web3 developers... we're more like web2.5. We're not building the rocket technology. A group of 10 of us thought "there's no group pointing people to their first crypto". We are trying to bring crypto to the masses. We want to do what crypto was supposed to do, and bring it to normal people. We are talking with a lot of regulators, it's really a worldwide mission. In the short term, we are set to go everywhere except the USA
About the XGO team: XGO is a collection of crypto-enthusiasts, we have tech people, regulation people, community managers, people that worked in fintech... We have an all-star team. Over the next 12 weeks, you'll see announcements and news. Feel free to reach out, we'll be happy to interact with any crypto community!
About Banano: We want to champion Banano as an entry point for people when they first get into the crypto space. Because it's fun, because you have smart people developing loads of stuff (Kalium, BoomPow...)
About the KYC service: Centralized exchanges won't do KYC themselves. We are fully regulated so we need to fully comply with the jurisdictions we're operating in. We are using world-class partners and services. We're bringing the best of the best, you'll soon see this come to light!
About the Estonia operations: It was about being able to operate from day 1, that's why we acquired Exechain
About HitBTC: HitBTC uses our tech, and has used XGO tech from day 1. That's the relationship we have, and really the only connection there
About Payeer: We have absolutely 0 connection with them. An employee of Exechain was working for them
About future XGO features: You can have a look at the new Superfluid rewards! A mobile app is coming soon. We're expanding in Middle-East, Asia, Africa... Jurisdictions not well served by the big players. As a result you'll see some exclusive fiat on XGO
COMMUNITY QUESTIONS & MISC
Want to attend the next Community Call? Type the command "-bananosundays" anywhere in the Banano discord server to be notified for future Banano Community Calls!
Want to add a topic to the agenda of the next Community Call? You can use the form in the #agenda-submissions channel of the Banano discord (at the very bottom of the channels list)
POAP (Proof-of-Attendance token) for attending Banano Sunday #20!