Update on the journey of GAIA – former ImpactNsteemCreated with Sketch.

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Our journey continues – taking us to beaches on the Balearic Islands, survival camps in California, a festival in Bonn and to impact breakfasts in London and Zurich. More is coming soon: we’re heading towards New York and San Francisco.

“What is all of this about?”

you may ask, especially if you haven’t been in touch with the team of GAIA, former ImpactN, yet. Here is a short introduction and A LOT OF updates.

Our purpose – for planet and people

For heroes and those that want to become a hero, GAIA is the platform to connect, share resources and be active together for a better future of planet and people. We believe that many small actions lead to big positive impact.

The challenges

All around the world, especially small social and environmental projects are missing

the support of a community and visibility
easy and equally accessible sources of funding.

To be impactful is effortful, slow and bureaucratic.

The solution

GAIA is a community funding platform based on direct and personal sharing of resources for small projects globally. Project creation and support is community-curated to find and support truly impactful projects in a fair and simple manner. To do so, we'll adjust Steem curation and distribution mechanisms. Furthermore, Steem-blockchain enables high-speed and low-cost funding , transparency and building of trust.

Funding mechanism

GAIA users subscribe for doing good. FIAT subscription fees are exchanged for Steem, thus creating demand for Steem and enhancing its value. Together with Steem rewards for project posts and user comments we create a funding pool for small projects. This pool is distributed to good social and environmental projects and active users, adopting the well known distribution mechanisms of Steem blockchain.

Milestones of development

February 2019 Funding a well in Ghana using a Steem-based pretotype
March 2019 Finishing our business plan in the startup contest of Bocconi University in Milan/Italy
April 2019 Further development of a pretotype for the platform – a big thank you to Alex and @vadkuhtin - guys you are awesome!!!
April 2019 Invited startup at Unblocked conference of Cryptoeconomics research lab Vienna University of Economics and Business
May 2019 Worldwide selected Best Practice Example at United Nations Global Festival of Action
May 2019 Invitation to Impact for Breakfast in London and Zurich
July 2019 Our new CEO Alice gains scholarship at Hero Training at Draper University
July 2019 Impactn turns GAIA – first result of our new marketing unit taking up work

Next steps

August 2019 Preparation for a “clean the beach” campaign starting in Majorca
September 2019 Participation in the Monaco Better World Forum
November 2019 Hackathon “How to incentivise social impact using Steem blockchain” – depending on funding through Steem worker proposal

Support GAIA!

Vote for our worker proposal - Steem and GAIA @ Draper University Hackathon: How to incentivise social impact by using Steem blockchain. VOTE HERE
Delegate some Steem Power to @impactn. We'll utilise Steem Power to vote on impact-rich posts and posts describing this journey. Thanks to @jackmiller for providing the delegation tool.
Be a sponsor or investor for the development of ImpactN.
Any other idea? Tell us on Discord

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