Giving = healing = receiving: the story of dStors.com - Steem Powered d-Commerce App coming soon!

in #dstors2 years ago (edited)

It started with an idea to better the world through steem and applications based on it.

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Exactly 365 days ago, @kaliju created @steemfleamarket with the idea that people will be able to sell or give away their items to each other. The idea started off pretty strong, but after a while, due to the lack of funds and ultimately the inability to bring attention to the project - it stalled. He never lost hope in the project and knew that a service of this type (A circular flow model market, brought up by @Ned Scott, steemit.com CEO, a few times in the early days of steem) would be beneficial to the Steem blockchain and for the community as a whole. Little did he know that from that idea, something incredible would be born.

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the original logo that was supposed to be used to represent the startup.

The details of @dStors started to come to life. @kaliju knew how important it is to bring e-commerce to the steem blockchain and wanted to take @steemfleamarket to the next level - by establishing a legitimate brand and a product that is built to give: https://dstors.com. The idea of people being able to open up their own shops on the blockchain and sell whatever they wanted had started. Bringing buyers and sellers together and allowing them to softly transition to the steem blockchain and ultimately, cryptocurrencies and the future they offer - was set as the first goal high on the priority list.

Financial Freedom for All

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@kaliju and I (@derangedvisions) were talking a few months back about the idea of dStors and what it could grow into. He was telling me about how anyone, anywhere, could open up a shop and sell to people all over the world. Then how we were going to use the reward pool to mitigate the shipping cost of those transactions to try and erase the borders that are created by the shipping industry.

As I got to thinking about this; I started to think how truly incredible this will be to people all over the world and our community here on steemit. What we are creating here, is not only something that can add so much to the utility of your Steem and SBD and bring overall value to the Steem blockchain, but it is an amazing humanitarian effort as well - as there are features that are being worked on that would allow people to give the stuff they no longer need away to those that do and be rewarded for their acts of kindness and consideration. Perhaps a new paradigm is on the rise with dstors and the tools of innovation it will empower us all with - something that we can refer to as Proof Of Altruism for the time being, as we slowly shift away from blogging and into something completely new.

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Imagine a pottery maker in a third world country that is spending hours making beautiful works of art, just to sell those pieces to a tourist shop for a fraction of their value, while the owner of the shop turns around and sell them to the tourists at full value just because he has a shop with which to sell them from. This type of thing happens all over the world. Now with dStors, we are giving the "keys" to that pottery maker so that he can open up his own shop and have a global audience to sell those works of art to - and reward both buyers and sellers with our high-utility SMT token: STORS. The possibilities of how one may choose to use those rewards are only limited by one's imagination. Mitigate shipping costs? Sure. Offer irresistible discounts to your customers? Why not? Exchange for steem/sbd, learn about steemit.com, then sign up, contribute content, extend your reach, power up your sp so you can directly create more value for your self and your people? Yes!

This is the real power of STEEM here and it is what gets our whole team excited about the project. The ability to help bring people all over the world closer to reaching their goals of true financial freedom through crypto currency (and especially something as sexy as steem!) is our goal.

We will be launching a delegation campaign that will outline different perks on becoming an early supporter and adopter of the dStors. If you don't want to wait for the delegation campaign, you can delegate now by selecting one of the options below - sp delegated will be tallied up and you will be the first to receive bonuses that we will talk about in the coming major update here on our blog.


Delegate to @dstors


Dear delegators, below are some of the immediate benefits you can start to enjoy if you delegate and become one of the early supporters of dStors:

• Prior to launch, @dStors Steemit account will provide upvotes on informative posts regarding dStors so as to generate greater community awareness and visibility. On this type of posts, delegators will have priority upvote status.
• Post launch, @dStors upvotes will first be warranted for STORS tokens submitted for upvotes. Any remaining, unused upvotes will be priority assigned to dStors related posts made by delegators.
• Smart Media Token (SMT) protocol builds on the STEEM currency and will enable dStors to launch the STEEM backed STORS SMT token. SMTs are projected to be released in 2019 by Steemit Inc. and dStors fully intends to collaborate to be one of the firsts.

If you're on Discord - you will have the VIP supporter/investor status assigned to your name and be eligible to participate in our official representative and ambassadorship program that we will be announcing post-launch!


500 SP, 1000 SP, 2000 SP, 5000 SP, 10000 SP, 20000 SP, 50000 SP,

Thank you for stopping by and for your support! We hope you are as excited about dStors as we are.

Make sure that you are following us to stay up to date with the progress of the project through our DISCORD and TELEGRAM channels. You can also show some love by following us on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

Head of Social Media, Wesley West @derangedvisions

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dstors, Great idea!

Just delegated 500 SP to this project! Love the idea of financial freedom for all...

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Dstors and SteemMonsters are probably my two favorite projects. Keep up the good work guys! Look forward to checking out the app!

This is a step toward a personal dream come true. To integrate the sharing economy ethic, with a digital currency, while empowering individuals to earn a living in a relatively humanitarian way - simply incredible. I would love to discuss this project more, please send me a message either here or on twitter @creating_utopia. Keep up the great work!

Can't wait for it

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I have plan to create another one where everything can bought and sold with Steem. Anyway you are ahead of me so I wish you all the best for your project.

Oh, you'll be able to do that. Using steem and especially sbd as currency is at the core of our functionality as a crypto payments enabled service. You will be able to spend your hard earned steem and or sbd to pay for stuff where sellers choose to accept it.

It will be great.I wish I could also buy some virtual products from your market.I want to buy a domain and web hosting package.I hope there will be seller who would do that for me.

Very interesting @dstors

Good job 👌

A lot of work and heart ... a great post I like

And Financial Crisis for steem.
If this is a business. You need to think like a sustainable business. You have the option to deny payout for posts and I think that's how it should be. Amazon don't pay you to list items :D. But you need to pay them. So A place where you can have a shop FOR free with no fees and available all over the world.
Because draining the Reward pool for mitigating shipping costs is not the best for the price of the token. Money needs to come from somewhere. Like Shops can pay for visibility ( in the SMT platform you can set your own rules ) a KYC procedure for sellers ( optional and with a fee) to boost trust of the seller. I like to brainstorm ideas. I Still like the idea I wish all the best. This was just my humble opinion.

Thank you. Your opinion will be addressed and a detailed "how" post will have all the answers. I hope that it is understood that "shipping mitigation" is the seller's responsibility, they need to figure that out and in our case - a great example of how the rewards (not necessarily steem/sbd) can be used to help you grow as an account on steem. You have good points and all of them have been carefully discussed before with only three things in mind: how do we add to the value of steem by giving it more utility, how do we grow the userbase on the blockchain, and how do we enable people to operate their own eCommerce business in the manner that they choose. And we're very excited to be able to cover all three of those things and then some. Thank you again, great to see people asking reasonable questions, voicing their concerns and sharing the excitement.

I didnt see your answer until now. I'll keep watching the project. I like it when Projects actually tries to answer concerns of people with arguments. Thank you for your answer I'll be patient. I wish all the best.

What is the minimum amount to delegate to become an investor status?

It starts at 500sp minimum with 1:10 STORS tokens per sp for round A (announcement soon)

This sounds like a good idea as two parties can not only know that the other has a good "reputation", but also check their posts and activities to find out if they are genuine.

My only concern would be around privacy. Would you really want everyone to know what you're buying? Is there some sort of privacy element included?

Yes, no one will know what you're buying unless you talk about it. Just think ebay with fiat payments etc but incentivized with crypto as rewards.

So the payment will go via a central market maker and not peer to peer?

That could work. Thanks for the clarification

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Sounds like nice application I will must use.

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My suggestion before thinking about delegation or investors. On your website you just have a whitepaper with no product. Put your energy to release something minimal that work before thinking on the next step.

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Proof of altrusim and youve got the biggest reward pool rapist and piece of shit behind the scheme with the morals and ethics of a 3rd world dictafor ?
Dont make me laugh.

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