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R_Block: Decentralised Hiring Network - AMA at 6PM UTC

R_Block is a Decentralised Hiring Network powered by a Blockchain-based Trust Protocol. Sale closed.
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Стас Красненков
At this point of time, it is really hard to find Rblock.
We dont have newcomers (bots in telegram doesnt matter).
There are no ads, no news, no even announcments in medium after ICO ends.

Is it ok that no one is want to buy CVT and we dont have trading volume?
Do you consider this is OK for Rblock?

How you imagine the transition from Rblock now - to well-known around the globe Rblock? What you have to do to reach that goal?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@StunInSlave Yes, marketing is a 24/7 function. We're not going silent on social like a lot of larger projects. The truth is that timing is everything, we need to be strategic about when we step into the limelight. So yes absolutely this is intentional, it's not to say that we aren't doing anything newsworthy :)

The goal is to get to 10k users within the first year of launching. We are going to be focusing on a small market to begin with and trying to provide real value and to this close network before we can try to grow on scale.
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Стас Красненков

Hello team,

Do we have new potential clients? (enterprises that are interested in platform using)
Mainnet April? Do you have enough time to release platform in time?

Big question need to be answered :

Any marketing meetings/conference?
Where can we see you (except London blockchain week which alrdy past)?
Who is responsible in Rblock's marketing?
What is marketing plan to make Rblock HUGE?


BR
Early CVT Holder
Stanislav
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Luke ShiplΞy
@StunInSlave Yes we do have new clients that we will be announcing during our next campaign. The next big campaign will be focused around our next significant event - the mainnet launch.

~ Some of the R_Block team were at EthCC in Paris last weekend. We're applying for and planning the event calendar for the year.
~ We are going to be presenting Decentralised work in London in April. Plus we'll be holding a joint event with Medichain for our next installment of ABOOF. Check out our Meetup page to keep track of these events.
~ We have a very flat structure at R_Block but Charlotte is the CMO and co-founder.
~ We are currently working on this :)
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Ariel⚡️
From Martin Houska:
I think it is reasonable to ask questions when you basicaly give your money to somebody... I think we are all here because we saw something in this project and a lot of people are willing to wait a long time. BUT. I have to agree that this group is a bit quiete for my taste too. I am sure that team has a lot on their mind right now developing the product. BUT. Crypto is crypto so the hype, activity on twitter, telegram and interviews with youtube influencers are as important as the product itself. You can see all the time that project that are not agressive are just forgotten.... And nobody wants to see that for their investments
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Ariel⚡️
@aritraje From Michael Ruminer:
That is indeed reasonable but why are almost exclusively the questions (obviously you can answer only for yourself) in regards to marketing versus product, the market of users, utilization, technology, contribution etc.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje Thanks for re-posting Ariel. Absolutely we understand and agree these are important. We have trying to keep up our social presence so please let us know if you have useful suggestions here. Again, as above, we need to get the timing right with these key influencer interviews.
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Andy Larking
Do you have a target date for web app launch ? What are you going to call this 'reference CV service' ? 'R_block' name doesn't communicate what your service does very well
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Luke ShiplΞy
@familylarking Q2 this year we will be aiming for mainnet launch. There may well be able name for the service but it wouldn't be too smart to let that slip here. Stay tuned!
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Ariel⚡️
How is the product development going? Will we be on schedule to release product on main net by april?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje that was the original plan we are endeavoring to stick to.
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Ariel⚡️
How much of your attention is being directed to marketing, how much for product, partnerships, exchange listings, etc. I would like to see a priority list or something to illustrate this.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje we have a marketing function, that is working on marketing alongside sales and the tech team. We are all working towards the product in our own respective specialist domains. I'm personally spending a lot of time on partnerships and hiring at the moment. I can't prioritise one over the other, since they're all highly important to us.
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Ariel⚡️
I heard that rblock is bringing people to put together a whole team for marketing. How are we doing in this regard? Do we almost have the team ready? Who is in charge of putting together the team and setting the marketing campaign in motion?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje we have a flat, democratic structure @R_Block. Charlotte is the most senior member of the marketing function, Tom is very experienced in SaaS marketing too. We're going to be working with specialist marketing and branding agencies too. Hiring is a team decision, the in-house team is in place. We are still interviewing and screening the 3rd parites to work with.
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Ariel⚡️
From Martin Houska on telegram:
So am I correct that you didnt yet contact any of the youtube personalities?
And also I feel like you should deffinetely know if your company was mentioned on youtube. It sounds kind of funny, but in crypto space that is the most important thing...
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje We do understand the importance of reaching out to YouTubers and know their power and value. We are reaching out to and continuing to speak to the key influencers. Again the timing is key here.
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Ariel⚡️
From Thom on telegram:
An ama with sergio or OheyMatty will raise awareness of this fab project.
Thoses guys have an impact on crypto community and have a great work ethic, they are not taking any dollars/tokens from ico.
We should all suggest it to admin/team and ceo of rblock
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje Completely agree this is a powerful development. We understand the opportunity here too. Thank you for the communities efforts.
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Ariel⚡️
From Bob Extra on telegram:
Hello R_Block team, your project is amazing but totally unknown thus 0 trading volume on IDEX. Have you considered listing your coin on the major ICO portals as icodrops.com, icobench.com and others? It would be also good to work together with some guys from youtube to gain traction. If we don’t get enough volume on IDEX it won’t get listed on Coinmarketcap which is a major issue for us investors.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje yes, absolutely. We are on ICObench and will continue to keep applying to ICOdrops.
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Ariel⚡️
Did the team said yes to making a document regarding marketing strategy?

I think we all understand the importance of marketing, the people that look at this project as a long term investment because they believe in it, and also the people that don't really care.

I think the community deserves more information on when a marketing campaign will take place and how it will look like. If answers to those questions aren't clear, explain why and what are we doing about that.

I understand and I've been told that "we're putting together a marketing team" but i personally would like more precise information on this
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Ariel⚡️
@aritraje From Abhinay Bhatt on telegram:
Any insights on marketing?havent heard much buzz around rblock
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Ariel⚡️
From Spacer RU on telegram:
any news about booking.com?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje yes, we are working on the marketing strategy, much like the whitepaper this will be a continual process of refininement. We will try and be open about as much as we can. However the element of surprise is still one of the most powerful marketing tools around so we can only really talk about high level concepts.

Booking continues to support us. These early customers have been a key part of the research and iteration proces for the product.

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Martin Houska
Also to me, it's really difficult to understand how come you don't know which and where or if any YouTubers mentioned Rblock. I understand that marketing might not be a priority for you, that it is important to have a working product, but it is even more important that people know about it...
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Martin_Houska of course we live and breath crypto so consume as much crypto in our time off. So I believe we are aware of everyone that has mentioned us publically. However, there are more ears in our community than the core team but that doesn't mean we are listening hard.
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Martin Houska
And one more thing. What are the plans to increase the trading volume?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Martin_Houska we're planning on launching the product soon. We're also in the application process for multiple exchanges.These things are typically correlated.
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Ariel⚡️
How is it going to work when we use POA Network? Will be need to use some kind of wallet+sidechain tokens or it will be different? Looking forward to see how this will work.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje this is one of the key problems we're working on, that you were right to highlight earlier. We will continue to operate as an ERC20 token and we will be abstracting as many hurdles away from the user. Whilst operating in a network that allows for scalability and zero transaction fees - this is a challenge, we are working on.
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Хероборос
Question from Anthony: What are the reasons for waiting 1-2 years to decide what to do with the unsold tokens?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@jokkynopico thanks. Answer below.
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Anthony O'Neill
Also - I realise the soft cap was reached quite early on, but how will the shortfall of £4m under the hard cap affect the project? Clearly the figure of £6.89m(?) was calculated very specifically with a budget for various aspects of the project in mind. Coming up short by £4m or so must now mean that some things that were initially budgeted for will have to be compromised on, right?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Ant_ONeill good question. The figure was calculated precisely, thanks for reading our material. The plan was devised in a way in which each key aspect of the project could be run at different scales. The minimum was $1m to run each key aspect of the project without any key part being compromised. We're pragmatically deploying the different $3m scaled version of the plan.
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Martin Houska
Hello team,
I want to ask you about your Medium page. In last 14 days, there was only one post regarding, let's say geographical distribution of tokens and some general, not really new info... Are you planning on contributing regularly? Maybe there is nothing new to add, or are you just buried under a pile of work regarding the project?

thanks
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Martin_Houska Thanks for reading the blogs. In comparison to other projects, I would consider monthly blogs frequent. We are indeed buried under a pile of work but Medium will continue to be a key forum for our longer format, key updates.
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Martin Houska
The only exposition hopefully coming towards Rblock is by OheyMatty. This opportunity was made possible by our community by asking and up-voting the question during his AMA, am I wrong?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Martin_Houska you are wrong. We are thankful for the communities efforts here and hope you will continue to good work like this. But we do understand the importance of PR and influencer marketing so do not worry, we are working on this too.
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Ariel⚡️
How are things going? Is everything working out as expected? Or is the team running into hard problems?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje we are working on challenging problems but nothing that we didn't anticipate. We're building something which hasn't been built before so this is inherently risky new technology. We embrace the challenge and we enjoy the process of tackling difficult problems.
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Ariel⚡️
Is someone actively contacting websites to list Rblock and or review it? I think it's super useful to have listings on every possible site out there. Also is someone actively contacting reviews to take a look at Rblock? For example Sergio and OhHeyMatty? I think this is extremely valuable to increase awareness within organic and legit investors.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje The marketing team handles the PR too. They have a process of distributing and discussing press releases, each time a new one is created. These contacts include YouTubers and key press contacts.
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Ariel⚡️
I heard that Rblock is putting together a team / developing a new website. Are we making progress on this? Can we expect a brand new website in the following days/weeks/months?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje absolutely. We are in process of hiring a new Web Designer, this hire will have a big influence on the new site design. Expect a vastly improved, shiny new site within the coming months.
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Martin Houska
Please, start using your announcement channel. The last update there was on 7th of this month. Not even this AMA is there, that is why people feel that they are not informed. Because they are not informed
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Ariel⚡️
@Martin_Houska Agree on this a hundred percent. I was about to say that tokendaily should be announced on telegram announcements' channel. (I just saw it posted 5 minutes ago :] )
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Martin_Houska @aritraje thanks for the feedback. We will endeavor to ensure all updates are shared in this channel too. However, I wouldn't anticipate noteworthy updates to be posted any more frequently than every 1-2 weeks.
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Ariel⚡️
Are we on schedule regarding the roadmap? Is february and march goals being met?
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Ariel⚡️
@aritraje Will the "full marketing campaign" launch on april as well as roadmap says?
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Ariel⚡️
@aritraje Will there be an updated roadmap on the new website to illustrate what the team will be working on, on late 2018 and the following years?
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje @aritraje good questions, thank you Ariel. As I'm sure you noticed, we have been a little behind schedule all year with distribution running into early March. We will be updating the roadmap and setting new milestones and the project develops. Just as we have published a roadmap for 2018, we will do the same for 2019, 2020 and so on.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje @aritraje absolutely, you're right, the next big campaign will run in conjunction with the product launch.
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Ariel⚡️
It'd be good to hear some Luke's comments on the channel. I know he's busy but It wouldn't hurt to just make a few comments here and there once per two days or something.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@aritraje thanks for feeding back. I would like to highlight, I think George and Joon are doing an excellent job. It's important to have consistency with this contact but I am happy to join the channel more frequently.
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Mihaiu Florian
Hello i would like to know why i did not receive my tokens please this is the tx hash for the investment that i have made in r_block TxHash:0xfacf6c90d4f51495f54894fcae89f4e0ddca3d69e020c63bd28de20cfb9316a9
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Luke ShiplΞy
@MihaiuFlorian please raise this with an admin in Telegram: https://t.me/r_block or email: [email protected]rblock.co.
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Anthony O'Neill
I understand that the wait of 1-2 years was stated in the whitepaper as a condition of sale, but if it benefits the project and the early investors to amend that and vote on it soon then would that not be considered? My concern is that around the time of the next coinception, prospective whale investors will know that there could be an impending distribution of the initial unsold tokens and take advantage of that. It would be nice if the ones to benefit were the initial early investors that believed in the project and took on the risk - but that's just my opinion.

Nice to see the team interacting with the community.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@Ant_ONeill thanks Anthony, you raise a good point. We do appreciate the early support and are thankful to those that have backed us at the riskiest stage. We say in our Coinception blog series that early backers will be given pre-emption rights, this perspective we will continue to keep in mind. Flexibility is valuable, neither of us knows what's around the corner in this changing landscape. Flexibility gives the community options and it would only be wise to hold onto that value longer-term.
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Zohar Bazak
Hello Team,
Why you guys dont do voting about the destiny of unsold tokens with your pre and main sale contributors?
Waiting 1/2 year holds tons of tokens in the air and those who were not part of the ICO will benefit from that while we are just going down because of those token economics.
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Luke ShiplΞy
@ZoharBazak thanks, Zohar. Please see above.
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