Welcome to this week’s round of updates! We’ve been hard at work improving ELIX. This week, we’re excited to show a video demo of our product portal, and announce new bounties for creating videos and articles.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached over 10,000 entries to the giveaway! If you have not joined the giveaway, you can do so by going to elixirtoken.io/giveaway. With our efforts to organically grow on Google and inside the Appstore, we are making continual improvements to the app descriptions and metadata on both stores.
In our efforts to gain more exposure and virality we will be launching a bounty for users to create content: videos & blogs.
Video — 1000 Elix
1. Make a quality video reviewing Elix
2. Talk about what you can do in the App
Blog — 700 Elix
1. Write over 1,000 words in a relevant, quality article
2. Have a link to https://www.elixirtoken.io/ inside the article
3. Any topic related to Elix: Crowdfunding, Crypto, Blockchain, etc
Bonus: 50 Elix if you guest post on Steemit, personal blog, or a website.
The highest quality articles will get a 500 Elix bonus and get featured on blog.elixirtoken.io
To claim your bounty, email firstname.lastname@example.org with this info:
2. Link to content
3. Elix Address
Tokens will be sent within 14 days to qualifying entries.
Max combined bounty amount for all bounties is 50,000 Elix, so please submit your videos and articles early. Please do your best to create quality content, since that reflects best on the community of ELIX. The team reserves the right to decide which content is “quality” content and distribute bounties accordingly.
We’re been pleased with the results of our marketing efforts so far. Efforts like optimizing keywords, creating content and improvements ELIX’s searchability will be important for helping creators and backers find ELIX in the long term. Already, these efforts are starting to pay off. For example, if you search crowdfunding on the App Store you’ll notice that ELIX is currently ranked above Indiegogo.
Over the next few weeks, we will be adding and testing out push notifications within our app using the Ropsten network. This allows us to test the functionality of the app without using real Ether or ELIX. Push notifications will keep creators and backers up to date.
Product Upload Demo Video
This week we’re excited to share a video demo of the new web portal for uploading new products. Check out this video to see how much more streamlined uploading products will be in the future:
Due to some questionable areas of performance and ambiguity in their Terms of Service we’ve decided to move away from using Google’s Firebase platform. We’re currently implementing our own back end with MongoDB, a REST API, and Amazon AWS S3 for media storage. Our goal is to keep things as modular as possible to minimize scaling concerns as well as the amount of refactoring necessary to swap services. This will let us quickly leverage any useful services or platforms that are released in the future as blockchain and other decentralized solutions continue to improve. We want to be able to take full advantage of decentralized infrastructure, while also not being inhibited in the short term by the scaling problems that are being worked on.
Read Our New Blog Article
If you haven’t already, check out our new blog article 10 Advantages Of Raising Funds Through Crowdfunding In 2018. The article gives a detailed overview of the advantages of bringing an idea to life using crowdfunding. If you’re interested in reading about what separates ELIX from traditional crowdfunding companies, check out this article on the competitive advantages of tokenization.
That’s all for this week! Be sure to sign up to get the app on our homepage as well as connect via social media on Reddit, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram. We also have Facebook and Instagram pages, and a newsletter you can sign up for at the bottom of our website. To create your own project, sign up to be an Early Creator here. Stay tuned and follow our Medium Blog for exciting updates!