in Project HOPE4 years ago (edited)


You may notice length of this post and wonder if it's even worth to read it. I tell you what: stay with me and I promise to make it worth those 10minutes of your time. And perhaps, just perhaps, you will end up becoming one of us.

Intrigued? I can only hope so ....



I'm very positive that most of us are entering the New Yaer 2020 with some personal new year resolutions of our own, ideas of what we want to achieve and ever ready to focus our efforts on things that truly matter. And if we want to succeed, then it is absolutely crutial to set up realistic goals and expectations. Ambitious, yet realistic.

Today, I would like to share some of our goals and priorities for 2020. I will explain the economy model behind our community - the one we've been building for the past 9 months (since the idea of @project.hope was born).

Within the last few weeks, I've encoutered a number of challenging questions and the most common one went something like this: how can we provide 100% ROI to delegators? how do we benefit and earn steem? what's in it for you?

I PROMISE, that by the end of this publication you will learn all the answers for those questions and perhaps you will decide that our project is something you would like to be involved in. I will also reveal a few ways of joining our efforts and becoming part of our small, but cosy and well established community.

PROJECT HOPE - who are we


We're group of several individuals, STEEM blockchain early-adopters, building our influence and sharing our passions via the social media platform called Steemit.com (or steempeak.com). We also share similar interests towards topics related to technology, blockchain, AI, machine learning as well as business, economy, psychology etc.

When we started (me together with @juanmolina) - our initial idea was been quite straight forward: to help a small group of friends from Venezuela - some of them are well educated profesors: to secure extra source of income, which would allow them and their families to go through current difficult times.
More details (for those curious ones): https://www.projecthope.pl/about_us

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Within the past half year the idea behind @project.hope was shaped and it seemed that we've managed to build a healthy economy. An economy in which many different parties collaborate together. An economy which may allow those few Venezuelans and their families to better their lives and allow them to create "job positions" for themselves. Here. On STEEM blockchain.

Sounds interesting? I hope so :)



Our project is build currently on 3 different groups: DELEGATORS + CONTENT CREATORS + CORE TEAM

Delegators do not receive upvotes from us as a form of payment. We do not sell @project.hope upvotes. Our goal is to provide delegators with 100% curated rewards, making sure that delegating to us is profitable and worth it.
so delegators = GROUP A

We're upvoting manually with 30-100% VP - mostly publications related to tech industry + economy, publications posted mainly by several content creators who are part of this project. You can see those publications while visiting @project.hope and scrolling through recently resteemed post.
Content creators = GROUP B

All authors from our group are setting up 20% beneficiary from their posts to @ph-fund (project hope fund) and those resources will be used to support financially 5 well educated Venezuelans; right now I cover all those expenses myself and I'm hoping that within the next 3-4 months @project.hope economy will become fully sustainable.

IMPORTANT: Check out post "Learning to place the beneficiary in a publication" by @josevas217

This way, all of those 5 guys (@juanmolina, @lanzjoseg, @fucho80, @jadams2k18, @pedrobrito2004) will manage to earn some extra money and we will be creating job positions for them.
Those 5 Venezuelans (CORE TEAM) = GROUP C

Their main goal of GROUP C is to promote our project channels and bringing more traffic to publications of GROUP B. At the same time they are helping me to get more delegators on board (currently almost 40 users, delegating around 250k steem power).

This way all groups (A,B,C) participating in project.hope are benefiting.

And what is in it for me? I'm in the middle of it all - building valuable contacts and expanding my influence. Win-win scenario (at least that's how I see it).





I can only hope that it does. It's crutial for me to learn your opinion and I would seriously appreciate each valuable feedback. I'm mostly interested in knowing, if this explanation does make sense to someone who isn't really involved in our project and who didn't know much about it till now.

Most valuable comments will receive 3-100% upvote - I like to show my appreciation and reward those who actually read :)

Obviously I would love if you could help us and RESTEEM this publication, so it would reach a wider audience.

founder of @project.hope and www.projecthope.pl




As mentioned before - all valuable publications posted by collaborating authors are being resteemed on @project.hope and also upvoted.

The trick is that we're upvoting each post several hours after it's being resteemed. That gives you an opportunity to maximize your own upvotes: all you need to do is visit our profile daily, check out recently resteemed content and upvote it (knowing that 250k SP upvote will follow within few hours).


If you're a content creator passionate about said topics mentioned above, struggling with building an audience, lack of valuable upvotes and having little to no engagement, then drop me a message and let's get in touch:
telegram: crypto_piotr

I will gladly discuss options of you joining our team and collaborating with us.

Hopefully by now you think that our efforts are worth your support and you'll consider delegating some SP to help us grow. We will be happy to have you on-board our project and in return we share 100% ROI (curation rewards) with all delegators.

We share those rewards on a weekly basis and currently 1000SP delegated to @project.hope will result with a profit of average 2 STEEM / week (which is slightly more than pretty much all delegating bots are offering).

More details: https://www.projecthope.pl/passive_income

First of all, what you intend to do is noble. There are, however, some kinks that would have to be worked out before I would invest.

Second, my understanding of your three-tiered system is as follows: Team A provides SP through delegation to give big upvotes to the content creators in Team B, who have agreed to delegate part of their author rewards to Team C, the five chosen Venezuelan authors who will be earning their support by reaching out to delegators, promoting Project Hope's channels, and promoting Team B's content. Project Hope then delivers the curation rewards to the delegators, and the agreed-upon percentages from Team B's author rewards to Team C's members.

Having now laid it out as best I understand it, here are some additional questions and statements:

  1. How is it that Project Hope can guarantee 20 percent above what we would earn if we were to manually curate the articles Team B is putting out?

  2. A statement: 20 percent is not a convincing metric to me since under normal circumstances I probably would not have seen much of the content in Team B. This leads to the next question:

  3. Will Team B's subject matter expand with time? This comes from the knowledge that only a certain number of people are into reading and voting on the content Team B produces, and if Steem were to drop significantly, you would need to shore up Team B's readership in order to maintain even the same level of reward to distribute and remain profitable to delegators at the level you have promised.

  4. Somewhere on this page you have presented a metric of every 1,000 SP delegated putting forth a return of 2 Steem every weekend. How would this be accomplished, exactly?

  5. A statement: those of us with good facility in math know that with there being 52 weeks a year, 1,000SP delegated will lead to a ROI of a little over 10 percent a year for just about 10 years -- ASSUMING things in Steem stay as they are. I'm not going to lay out the math here. That's your job. Those of us who don't have a round 1,000SP especially need to understand how the percentages work, and both whales and the whale-minded smaller delegators may discount your project just because you didn't provide the numbers.

  6. Assuming things will stay as they are in Steem is a fool's proposition -- so, in generalized terms, how will you provide stability in ROI given that you cannot control the direction of Steem and that you have chosen to make Team B limited to niche subject matters that may or may not grow in proportion to changes in Steem?

  7. What reports will you generate to show transparency to delegators?

  8. A statement: I have been to your passive income page, and this is what is written: "if you were to delegate 3k SP increasing total amount of delegations to 60k SP, then you would receive 5% of all curation rewards on weekly basis. Therefore your delegation will serve a great cause and you will enjoy passive income." Again: I have sufficient facility in math to understand your example, but I also have sufficient facility in reading to know that on this page you have already said that the account has 250K in delegation already, meaning the possibility of investing 3K SP and picking up five percent in curation rewards every weekend is long gone. Again: whales and the whale-minded who notice the contradiction are likely to discount your offering from the gate. We need the real numbers, and we need them to match. I am not going to do the math here to correct the percentages for you on what 3K SP will actually earn an investor in who comes in while you already have 250K, although I can. That's your job. The fact that you have not done it already I like to think is an oversight.

My heart wanted to break off what I could spare and put it in this project -- however, I have not achieved having more than 1,000SP to work with in just ten months here by following my heart. When numbers clearly do not jive, I do not invest. Because I care about the work you are doing, however, I want you to seriously consider and solve these problems so that the project can be as credible as it can be when I return with more resources in hand to look again. I wish your project well.


Greetings, @crypto.piotr: PH does seem like an interesting project, but there are a few points I am unclear on:

  • Are creators accepted from all countries, or is the focus on Venezuelans only?
  • What language(s) will the creator posts be in (my Spanish is no bueno)?
  • How do you determine that a given creator is 'worthy' of PH support - what is the criteria or basis for that determination?
  • If I choose to delegate SP, but later (be it weeks or months) decide that I have another need for that SP, how easy is it to undelegate it so that I have access to it again?

The source of my hesitancy is mostly my concern over the political situation in Venezuela. I admit this is largely due to ignorance and a distrust of the mass media news outlets in the United States to provide an unbiased picture of the situation there. My (likely flawed and oversimplified) understanding is that the country there is very polarized into the ruling elite and the impoverished lower class. If this project is really only benefitting the elite to the detriment of the lower class then I would be reluctant to support it. I would be fine with a core team that comes from the elite, but truly are working to improve the situation of the disadvantaged lower class. It would be even better if the supported creators are disadvantaged people from any part of the world that is similarly polarized.

I am perhaps overly cautious when it comes to such projects because too many (not necessarily on steem) have turned out not to be what they claimed to be. But I also desire to be educated where my understanding is flawed. Ultimately, I wish to aid the truly disadvantaged and not further the cause of the already privileged elite.


 4 years ago 

I hope my previous long reply won't put you to sleep @jdkennedy :)

Enjoy your weekend

I was asked for my comments and here they are, although you may not like what I have to say:

This project is just another form of circle-jerk (although in reality, the entire system is mostly a circle-jerk and it is designed to perpetuate it), so I have no problem with that.

There are far more than 5 people from Venezuela struggling to earn a few cents on this platform and I would like to see the most needy get help instead of a select few. How can we determine who actually needs help the most?

At what point do we/you determine that your chosen 5 have learned to fish well enough that another 5 should be supported?

It seems discriminatory to choose certain topics that will be supported while anything you don't find interesting should be rejected as bad content no matter how good it is or how much effort goes into creating it. At least when people curate naturally, they choose what to read and vote on their interests. This "system" seems to kind of force the votes that may not otherwise have been given; or taken a vote away from someone else because the vote was used in the system and now the VP has run out for what might otherwise have been curated by the voter.

Please don't take my comments as hateful or as an attack; It is not my intention at all. It is just that I don't beat around the bush with my words and I say it as I see it. Under normal circumstances, I would simply not say anything at all, but I was invited to come here and give my opinion. I have always believed that the truth is better than a lie and that it is better to hear the truth than to believe everything is fine when it is not.

At least you know that I've read your content and I made an effort to give you my honest opinion.

 4 years ago 

Hi Piotr,
Since you started @project.hope it is amazing to see what this project has become. It started out as a way to help some people in Venezuela and now it is a project that offers quite a lot of possibilities to everybody here on steem.

As a delegator and content creator, project.hope is for me the only real community here on steem. It fullfills a lot of things:

  • it helps people who really need it by providing them with a regular income
  • it helps content creators to get visibility
  • it helps delegators to get an interesting return on investment

In addition to that it is a very dynamic project that has the potential to become a real business for a lot of people.

I congratulate all the members of this project and encourage them to continue their work and dedication.

Best regards,

 4 years ago 

Hi @achim03

Thanks friend. this growth project is thanks to many who are believing in hope

The seed, now planted, has yet to even sprout.

Thanks for your kind words and comment!

Btw, happy new year @achim03 😊

 4 years ago 

As a delegator and content creator, project.hope is for me the only real community here on steem.

Thanks for this words! ㋡

 4 years ago 

Thank you for your always supportive feedback @achim03

Im not sure if you remember, but you are the one who shared idea of using beneficiary within our publications. During my visit in Switzerland you've told me that this is posible. And right there, this very moment I started seeing new possibilities :)

Your input and your knowledge has enormous value for me buddy :) Sometimes I wish I could simply download everything you knew :)

In addition to that it is a very dynamic project that has the potential to become a real business for a lot of people.

Let me tell you a bit about our next step (something that is still on progress). We've teamed up with developers behind @holybread and our entire core team supported them lately with their game beta testing. It's a game build on steem blockchain and I really believe that this one may attract many users.

We're waiting for their ref-link program to be explained in details and most likely all 6 of us will focus our efforts for next several weeks on promoting this game aend all profits would be going to project.hope fund.

This way we do not need to be 'hired' to market some product. We may be able to do it ourselfs - without any "boss". And our paycheck will depend on results of our work.

How does it sound? :)


@project.hope właśnie dostałem wiadomość:) Myślę, że projekt jest naprawdę świetny i przejrzałem praktycznie wszystkie połączenia, jak i obserwuje kanały. Jest to naprawdę świetne! Najważniejsze, żeby projekt nie poszedł w całkowitą automatyzację i stworzył coś, dla tych, co nie mogą sobie pozwolić- delegacje.

Z drugiej strony lepsza jakość i będzie pożądanie dołączenia do takiej grupy. Więc są tego plusy. Myślę, że w ostatnich miesiącach jest tego potrzeba, biorąc pod uwagę nadużycia przez flagi nawet te dosyć mocne konta, których nie jestem zwolennikiem. Sam rozumiesz chciwość, pazerność, zazdrość rujnuje wiele drug.

Projekty jak Hope czy Curangel są potrzebne, żeby wspierać steemian i nowych. Tak samo, jak jest potrzeba porządnej reklamy w celu przyciągnięcia firm nie koniecznie tych dużych.

Osobiście jestem w trakcie zbierania steem na giełdzie i na pewno zainwestuje w projekt z tego konta. To konto będzie, odpowiedzią dla tych, co nadużywają władzy, grabiąc innym z postów i dlatego zostaje anonimowe. Powodzenia w dalszych realizacjach. Obserwuje bacznie:)

Przepraszam, że w rodowitym języku...narzędzia tłumaczą jak chcą:)

 4 years ago 

Chociaż polski nie jest moim językiem ojczystym i ogólnie tłumaczenie komputerowe „nie jest zbyt dobre”, spodobał mi się twój komentarz i chciałem powiedzieć: dziękuję za komentarz i mamy nadzieję, że przeczytam cię w najbliższej przyszłości.

@project.hope, All these points are absolutely encouraging one and i want to appreciate that this Project is focusing towards the Creation of Jobs and i have to say that this kind of ambitious step till now no one taken on the Steem Blockchain.

Every Party is contributing something and definitely every Contribution should be appreciated and these points clearly mentioning that how all Parties will be rewarded and benefited.

I am looking forward to enjoy this journey and Community with Ambitious steps makes the journey more excited.

Wishing you successful and abundant journey in Year 2020 team. Stay blessed always.

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 4 years ago 

Appreciated @chireerocks.

You are definitely also part of Project Hope.
You've been there with your posts and comments ... from the beginning.
We are very grateful to you. You can be sure that there will always be a space for you in our humble project.

Your Friend, Juan.

Thank you so much for your kind and brotherhood words brother. Stay blessed always.

Thanks man for your kind words and good wishes.
Btw, happy new year 2020! 😊

Welcome and thank you so much for your kind response. Good wishes from my side and have a blessed Year 2020. Stay blessed.

Stay blessed

 4 years ago 

Hi @chireerocks
Thanks friend. you are definitely also accompanying hope, you are on this trip with us as a team.

I send you a big hug from Venezuela

Welcome and thank you so much for your empowering words and response brother. Stay blessed always.

Cool man let me know what I can do to help support your project. I love seeing stuff like this where people are actually using the blockchain for what it was intended to be used for, not just for nonsense blogging about their daily activity or what they ate.

 4 years ago 

Dear @vipservice

Thank you for your previous supportive comment. I don't think we had chance to get to know each other.

Are you behind canna project? I already bookmarked @vipservice introduction and I will read it tomorrow with fresh brain.

Cool man let me know what I can do to help support your project.

Could you please spare few minutes of your time and have a look at this discussion/proposal that I'm brainstorming with few other guys from "project HOPE"?


Perhaps you would find it worth to join current experimental phase of our curation trail.
We want to test results of this curation trail for next few weeks before we will make it public.

HAPPY NEW YEAR :) Hopefully 2020 won't be as scary as many expert are predicting.

Cheers, Piotr

 4 years ago 

It's me again @vipservice

Hope you don't mind if i take few minutes of your time?

Are you using steemauto.com? We've launched "Project HOPE" curation trail lately and I figured that perhaps you would like to join and support our efforts with 30-50% voting power

The way this curation trail is organized will benefit you: on average we trigger this curation trail only 4 times a day. And all upvotes from curation trial are being placed, solid upvote from @project.hope (almost 300k SP) will follow. This way your curation rewards should be quite decent :)

Also if you're wondering what content do we support, then please visit @project.hope and check out resteemed posts.

How does it sound? If you like this idea, then consider joining our trail
Cheers, Piotr

Hello Piotr,
I think it's impressive what is achieved already. It can for sure make a difference!
On #SPUD9 I powered up 150 STEEM and would like to delegate these plus additional 50 STEEM to make it 200 in total.
It's not a lot but I think many small delegations can be helpful too.

Hopefully, I can raise this delegation soon.

Keep on the good work and


 4 years ago 

Dear @pundito

I appreciate your supportive comment. Seriously. I've also noticed that you've resteemed this post. BIG THX! :)

It's not a lot but I think many small delegations can be helpful too.

To tell you the truth, small delegations matters almost as large ones for one simple reason: it's encouraging and inspiring us to continue what we started. For that reason I'm already greateful for your support. Regardless of it's size.

Cheers buddy

 4 years ago 

It's me again @pundito

Hope you don't mind if i take few minutes of your time?

Are you using steemauto.com? We've launched "Project HOPE" curation trail lately and I figured that perhaps you would like to join and support our efforts with 30-50% voting power

The way this curation trail is organized will benefit you: on average we trigger this curation trail only 4 times a day. And all upvotes from curation trial are being placed, solid upvote from @project.hope (almost 300k SP) will follow. This way your curation rewards should be quite decent :)

Also if you're wondering what content do we support, then please visit @project.hope and check out resteemed posts.

How does it sound? If you like this idea, then consider joining our trail
Cheers, Piotr

Hello @crypto.piotr,
as you might have seen I undelegated to support our witnesses as much as possible.
Also, I just moved some STEEM to my account to do even more.

Now, that we might move to a new chain I'm preparing for that move.

But to answer your question: No problem to join your trail. Consider it done.

Best regards,

 4 years ago 

Thank you and I appreciate it @pundito

This dramma between Justin and witnesses is so bloody worrying

Hi Piotr,
I really have to say that I am very impressed with what you already achieved in those few month! I believe project hope is not only in itself a worthy endeavor, but I also believe that steem org should delegate steem to you, as your project will definitely make a difference for the whole steem ecosystem. And I certainly hope that more people will delegate to the project.hope account so that it can pay for the project itself and not out of your personal pocket.
steem on!

 4 years ago 

Appreciated @solarwarrior.

Wow, great perspective that you present to us dear friend!

We have honestly never considered this concept. Getting delegation from steem would be a huge step for us. I believe that we still do not have the magnitude necessary for us to be taken into account in this regard. Although the essence that involves our project is very noble.

Thank you very much for your encouraging spirit and for knowing how to value our effort.

Your Friend, Juan.

to be honest I would be really surprised if your application would NOT be considered... there are many initiatives that get either direct steem.org delegation or SPS that are good but not as great as project.hope is... so I would strongly encourage piotr and you to apply asap!

Yes, we need more projects like this to get even Steem known and this is the best marketing you can get!

 4 years ago 

Hi @solarwarrior, @juanmolina

Could you please tell me more about steem.org? I checked account on steemit with this username and it does exist, but it's wallet = 0.

So I'm not sure what steem.org is about.

ps. @solarwarrior
I personally rather like to target audience very well with showing what I do here. So I engage with people I value and then I share my ideas and links to our publications only with those that I want to be close to.

For that reason SPS are not my way. There is really to many difficult people out there and I don't need their attention.

I rather make baby-steps and collaborate with people I respect. Like yourself

Cheers, Piotr :)

sorry.. I wasn't talking about a specific account.. I just was referring to the amount of steem that is still left with steem.inc... as far as I know steem.inc also delegates loads of SP to steemians considered to boost the ecosystem

Early on I was delegating to a few content creators from 🇻🇪, for the same purpose as yours. Since then, the Steem value dropped and many left.
I feel project hope may bring to life this channel of helping them.
Your post is well understood to me, and I hope that soon group C will be suported through the project itself rather than your own funds.
I'm delegating already and I'm proud to suport your initiative.
Bon chance💪

 4 years ago (edited)

Thanks for all the support.

Hopefully the project will help many more people and collaborate in the growth of the number of accounts and the creation of new content for the Steem blockchain, thus contributing to its promotion and its revaluation.

 4 years ago 

Appreciated @nomad-magus.

On behalf of the entire @project.hope team I want to thank your generous delegation.
You are supporting us in our work and in our lives. In addition you are already part of something that will grow and in a short time many will want to have been with us from the beginning.

Your Friend, Juan.

 4 years ago 

Dear @nomad-magus

From Venezuela, Your I send you a great Virtual fraternal hug, it is my way of saying thank you for the support you are giving to the hope project, and I know that many of the team also thank you.

Your Friend, LanzJoseG

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