Ignition is hard.
We need many businesses around NXT. Because their side effects will fund core developments.
Devlux suggested business facilitates businesses to build original proposals thanks to specific Nxt possibilities.
It helps them goes faster. It helps new ones to get attached faster.
It helps employed devs to get involved in real case scenario, not only potential projects from "good contacts" but real business contRacts !
Quite a lot of difference. This helps find the best directions, understand the true needs (the ones that outsiders are willing to pay for).
It's not easy money, but it is solid one.
Once this concept survive, you will suddenly have a competing one that pops up... and then another one, and then.. the problem is definitively solved.
Look at wordpress: only 5 lead full time devs sponsored by companies all the others part time hobbyist or heratic contributions (code) from companies selling wordpress products/plugin/services. Not more.. that's not much.. but we have a generic crypto so we can do much better...
Like Brangdon said, we must not solve a temporary funding problem, we must set up a stable system ! I don't believe anyone can engineer that. We can only facilitate things such that the components of such system get easier to exist and survive. NXT is already that but it is never enough.
Where are real world use cases explained for others to grap? I'm searching for them every day, but in my mind.. Because so far we only have software features explained. Even at a conceptual level, we do not have much. We have some cool features created by hobbyist and some general concepts but without real clear matches cases in the business world.
This is going to be longer than I thought (as always...) but I feel now obliged to give a real example :
Yesterday, a friend of mine, an insurer agent who was a business partner when he had is own agency, (I was doing web marketing for him for a 30% commission), calls me because he changed company and discovers the new insurance company now have very competitive offers and he think I could helps them sell more with little effort. But, while before he was running is own agency and was the only one I had to trust for my partner commission, this is not the case anymore, now he is an employee. Usually insurance are renewed so when you get a commission you want to have it renewed too. Now he is not sure he will stay in this company for ever and then he can not guarantee me that I will always be paid. I could sign a contract with the company that engage them to pay me but how do I check they are not cheating me about the sales made and the cancelation rate?
I could randomly call some lead to check if what they say corresponds to what the company tells me. But what if it doesn't ?
How will I prove that they are cheating me ?
How do you prove that the excel sheet (yes they often use that!) that you claim contains false data has not been modified by me ? Is DKIM signature in email sufficient ? Let's suppose it is, what if I succeed to generate enough such that email is not the right protocol to exchange informations anymore and that instead we want our respective CRMs to communicate direcly ? How can I prove anything ?
That is the main reason why I have been involved in selling phone numbers for 12 years more than be paid with commissions. While from a adverstiing tracking point of view, commission gives a much accurate return of information than just the sell of a lead.
So I started to think at NXT, and may have found something :
Lets communicate with AM. I send them leads and they send back the lead state when it changes. If they cheat, I have a proof they did ! This will be encrypted so it will not be very satisfying to give my password to the judge if I need to. So I thought I should look at account control. Can I give a temporary access to the judge to my account at a later time ? Should the partner company download/install NXT too or can they use any SSL node somewhere ? The coupling with their CRM can somebody help ? Yes I can, but shouldn't it be somebody else, at least on their side ?
This is just to illustrate how there seems to be incredible things that can be done thanks to NXT, but they are hidden in "boring" details of real business. But they requires, information, consultancy and often yields to some development needs. But I see no one explaining it. I think because we have not worked it yet. Each time I approach these questions, I sometimes got some very short reply, à la CfB that point to the right direction but so much work remain.
This work must be done, documented and given for other to.. profit from!
Now, what if, I, someone, solve this case in the general sense ? And helps make it easy to implement ?
We are enabling web affiliate marketing in offline sales without the need for anyone to trust everyone. This is a lot of economical friction removed !
Ask a fair amount to maintain custom nxt gateway within CRMs and you have a business that will permanently advertise this possibility.
When this business has customers, they start advertising their partnership offer.
Competitor notice and suddenly wants it too..
Ignition is hard but then scalability rapidly matter.
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coin (did I wrote xian