A few days ago, there was the official Genesis of the POCKET tokens.
Everyone that wants to opt-in to the Pocket protocol and claim their initial stake of 1,000,001 POCKET tokens, just need to resteem the Genesis post.
I did it!
And now, I want to sell my tokens!
Only time will tell (if someone decide to buy my 1,000,001 POCKET tokens) if I lost a great opportunity or, even if I manage to sell the tokens for very low, it was a great deal.
Why do I want to sell my POCKET tokens?
Here are a few of the reasons:
What is the value of a POCKET token? Even if one can argue that POCKET tokens will start to have a value once more people start using them, they will have a very hard to predict and floating value, and that will be having all the problems of other cryptocurrency: it will not be linked to the value of, for instance, the US dollar. One of the coolest thing about Steem, IMHO, is that, even though the value of 1 STEEM can change over time, there are SBD, that are always valued 1 SBD = 1 $.
SBD are "guaranteed" to have the same value of a dollar (ok, they can't be 100% guaranteed but it's closer, look at the Steem whitepaper to see why). What about POKET tokens?
Here on Steem, everything, from votes to rewards, are indicated in SBD. What will people think when they start to see yet another currency around? It seems to me that this will just add confusion.
I believe that the idea of improving the steem protocol as expressed by @biophil in its article about subchain (https://steemit.com/steem/@biophil/mist-a-meta-model-for-steem-subchains) is good and will help develop new applications and new way of using the currency. But I think the best way to do it would be by creating some sort of contract (like Ethereum does) where one can perform operation with on the blockchain via smart contracts instead of having other witnesses/miners using a totally different tool.
I'd like to start a productive discussion about this. Perhaps this idea could move towards the direction of smart contracts. This way, the network could be expanded in why not even imaginable!
Let me know!
Please comment with your offer! In 7 days, I will choose the "winner" that will be able to buy
1,000,001 POCKET tokens 1,000,000 POCKET tokens. You decide the price!
Edit: I actually have 1,000,000 POCKET tokens. I'm already loosing value Btw, you will receive that amount minus any transaction fee (I forgot, you don't have fees with STEEM and SBD)