What did the Pocket genesis claim process look like?

in #pocket4 years ago

Greetings all! For those who are just joining us, a little while back I created a new token on Steem called the Pocket. During Pocket's first 2 weeks of life, Steem users could resteem a particular post and receive a million Pocket tokens for free. A lot more information about Pocket is included in links at the bottom of this post.


In the past few weeks, in the tiny bits of spare time I can find (in between writing papers, doing research, maintaining the Pocket code, and most importantly playing with my daughter), I've been putting together some tools that will make it easier to collect statistics on the Pocket database and history - and ultimately build a transaction explorer website and potentially web wallet. It's going well (albeit slowly), and today I wanted to share a screenshot of a plot I just created using the latest version of my new tools.

This is a plot of the cumulative number of Genesis claims over time during the Genesis period. The X-axis (horizontal) is measuring hours, and the Y-axis (vertical) is measuring how many accounts had resteemed the Genesis post by that time. The zero-time is that moment on the morning of August 28, 2017 when the Genesis post was originally posted.


Screenshot 2017-10-12 07.28.38.png

So you can see there was a lot of interest in the first couple days; then claims slowed down a bit. But then there was another burst of interest closer to the halfway point. I haven't looked into what sparked that second burst, but if I remember correctly @timcliff wrote a post about Pocket somewhere around that time that got a lot of people interested. So Tim, if that was you, thanks!

Then, after the 7-day point (halfway), claims slow to a tiny trickle, with only 10 or 20 per day on most days. This was because after that point, nobody could resteem on Steemit.com and if they wanted to get in on Pocket they had to go to Busy.org. Apparently that was a huge hindrance for people.

In other news, Pocket is still operating smoothly. We had a couple confirmer bots disappear in the past few days, a new one join the party, and I'm still closely monitoring traffic behind the scenes to ensure that everything is running well. As always, if you want to run your own Pocket confirmer bot, contact me on steemit.chat and I'll help you get set up.

As always, if you need a Bitshares account so you can trade POCKET IOU tokens issued by @virtualgrowth, you can sign up for Bitshares using this link.

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BUYING OR SELLING POCKET TOKENS?

Feel free to list your offers in the @classifieds post:

https://steemit.com/pocket/@classifieds/3trbdn-buying-and-selling-pocket-tokens-make-your-offers-here

Our last classifieds post for the direct trading of Pocket Tokens saw over 3 million Pocket Tokens offered, some 700,000 Pocket Tokens exchange hands.

So feel free to make your offers and do business direct 101.

Maybe a little off topic, but in line with promoting POCKET TOKENS and getting Pockets out to Steemians who want them.

Pocket Tokens need to be put to good use. That is all I can say as far as my point of view goes.

Every activity here on Steemit in which Pocket Tokens are used just makes our Pocket Tokens NEEDED by more and more Steemians.

My latest activity is:

I've got my COMMENT FUN RUN up and going, with a Pocket Token Raffle and Pocket Token Giveaways.

Every week a new topic is up for commenting, all of which are Steemit Related.

Making use of the Pocket Tokens to help promote commenting and Pocket Tokens!

Everyone is welcome to participate!

https://steemit.com/pocket/@jackmiller/101-comment-fun-run-giveaway-50-pocket-tokens-for-every-relevant-comment

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Hello @biophil. Yesterday i got my first pockets. They were given to me by a fellow steemian, but i didnt knew what it nor eard of it. So i was thinking, like me there must be others. To change that and Aldo to vive a chace to those who coldnt claim because of their accounts you could make some contests and giveaways for resteeming. The point is to bring more people onboard and spread the word. With more people using it the value also goes up. Tell me what you think about the idea.

SteemON!

I just posted a contest where every participant gets 500 POCKET simply for submitting an eligible entry ​if you are interested:

https://steemit.com/pocket/@heroic15397/major-league-soccer-contest-distributing-the-post-s-sbd-rewards-10-sbd-minimum-and-more-than-100-000-in-pocket-tokens

Its a very nice contest i will give it a try. And ill also re-steem it.

Enjoy! And thanks for the resteem!

There are a lot of those kinds of things going on already! Just go to the pocket category and select "new" and see!

The award-winning actor, @improv, puns a weekly contest in which you can win POCKET tokens. 😀

A thought just occurred to me... What if you've been spending your Pockets here and there, and have lost track of how many you have. Is there an easy way to find your balance?

pocketsend:[email protected], just send a token to yourself. Then you'll get a message from a confirmer bot telling you your balance!

Successful Send of 1
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: revo
New sending account balance: 856779
New receiving account balance: 1000000
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: adcfab1ccf29ea63ce072244de22a16a660465b7
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun

Please can I receive pocket coin too, I don't understand how it is

Haha, you already have pocket tokens! You must have resteemed the Genesis post last month.

There are people selling pocket coins. this guy, for instance.

Or follow my links above to explore how to buy them on OpenLedger.

pocketsend:[email protected], here are a few to get you started!

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: steemitsamest
New sending account balance: 856577
New receiving account balance: 1000100
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 89812d7e2724f4ff76f1262f7e117d23a1078a50
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun,trying to raise awareness about a hackathon! View my source confirmer code here.

yep, there should be a command to find your balance. Also after every transaction you should see a confirmer bot reply with your new account balance.

I love POCKET token so much. I have future plan using it. Once I reach the 5000 sp, I will offer 100% upvote for 100 POCKET. It means 1 POCKET is to 1%.

Cool plan!

Very great one! i have pocket tokens and Mentioning as 'DONATE POCKET TOKENS; @kunani ' in all of my posts for making Awareness about 'POCKET' among steemians, now resteeming this post and upvoted.

pocketsend:[email protected], thanks for the publicity!

Successful Send of 1001
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: kunani
New sending account balance: 856780
New receiving account balance: 1000900
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 9138919af97c4fbf74e1a21e6601332de8fca376
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun

Thank you very much for your Great appreciation,i will....

@biophil Thanks for this follow up about pocket. I reaceived some a few weeks ago but dont know even how to check them. Will start to follow your posts closely and I will definitely mention you in any of my next posts. Regards, @gold84

pocketsend:[email protected], to check your balance just send 1 to yourself like this.

Successful Send of 1
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: gold84
New sending account balance: 856475
New receiving account balance: 99
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 88b6d5e44f3afe3a362de88798f25a46d678fa47
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun,trying to raise awareness about a hackathon! View my source confirmer code here.

I'm confused what is this?? is it booster bot?

pocketsend:[email protected], no, it's a token system I built. It's like a cryptocurrency of its own that operates within Steem. Read more of the links I posted if you're interested!

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: katteasis
New sending account balance: 856678
New receiving account balance: 100
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 128057b71e38245269075d3d4d21a252eb359602
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun

I'm willing to sell 500k POCKET.
20k POCKET for 1 SBD.

This is kind of an outrageous price because you can get 20k pocket right now for 3.5 BTS. The Bitshares are about 5 cents each right now.

Thank you for the pricing info from Bitshares! I don’t have an account there yet and I was really curious what they were going for over there.

For those who don't want to mess around with bitshares...

is the offer still going on ? can we get some more coins for resteemit

pocketsend:[email protected], here are a few to get you started though

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: iamsubbu
New sending account balance: 856476
New receiving account balance: 100
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: ae3870111584af02722942e0c088a897a75992c8
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun,trying to raise awareness about a hackathon! View my source confirmer code here.

No, it ended on September 11, 2017.

I just missed the party with the Pocket giveaway but have been sent a few. Thanks @jackmiller

I keep on seeing pocket coin how do I get it. I'm novice to crypto world

This is just the most amazing thing i can ever imagine ,,, long live the pocket and its creator @biophil. i will sign up to bitshare using the link you provided immediately. Thanks for the awesome update

thank you, very useful information

I like reading your post @biophil, keep it up!

Your post is very valuable to me, thank you for sharing.
good luck for you.

Thank you for this reply. It is very valuable.

good luck to you luck sir

i hope you follow me brother

Thanks for the info on both pocket and bitshares, Ive been looking for both. The period for free pocket had passed before i read about it, and Ive not managed to use the bitshares wallet... Can sign in but not actually create one, so will check that link and try again.

pocketsend:[email protected], here are a few to get you started. I've found that the bitshares wallet doesn't work very well on older computers, unfortunately.

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: bitsnpieces
New sending account balance: 856273
New receiving account balance: 100
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: 19e3d0bf07c24db545819cae8e804538e4be3232
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun,trying to raise awareness about a hackathon! View my source confirmer code here.

Contact @virtualgrowth directly; this is his project. And I think the reason he didn't notice your deposit is that you put your pocketsend in a reply to yourself, not to @pocketexchange.

I was under impression this service is automated and could be used in any post..
Ok will contact @virtualgrowth

Yeah, a lot of people seem to be under that impression... Maybe I need to have a chat with VG about making that clear.

To be clear, pocketsend is automated and can be used in any post, but the Bitshares gateway service is manually provided by VG.

Oh, wow! I'm hopelessly late in all directions. Hahaha
Until today I find out about the existence of the POCKET ...
and until 2 minutes ago I find out that there were MILLIONAIRE GIFTS !!
The eternal story of my life. Lol.
Well..I just want to say Congratulations for this idea!!! It sounds like it will be twice as fun.

pocketsend:[email protected], here are a handful more to get you going :)

And I wouldn't worry too much about missing the free million claim period. You can right now get a million here for about 20 or 30 bucks' worth of Bitshares. Pocket isn't worth a whole lot at the moment.

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: mr-monk
New sending account balance: 855171
New receiving account balance: 765
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: d8f46dd7ffba556d4b89dac87bc826ff4a8e63a7
Thanks for using POCKET! MasterPocket is running this confirmer code.

Successful Send of 101
Sending Account: biophil
Receiving Account: mr-monk
New sending account balance: 855171
New receiving account balance: 765
Fee: 1
Steem trxid: d8f46dd7ffba556d4b89dac87bc826ff4a8e63a7
Thanks for using POCKET! I am a confirmer bot for fun,trying to raise awareness about a hackathon! View my source confirmer code here.

hey @biophil, thank you very much !!
will be well used when its time comes.
I am very excited to see how it will grow its dissemination in the next few days.
All the best ;) -Monk