My Physical Letter to Coinbase - A Steem Listing Initiative

in steem •  11 months ago 

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Calling all Steemians...It's time for the ultimate Steem listing initiative...are you ready? As many of you are aware, we took first place in the recent contest that was holding, proving there is power within our community. Even in this bear market we still came out on top which speaks volumes on what a blockchain-based social network is capable of achieving.

In light of that glorious victory, I would like to propose another initiative and invite the entire community to hop on board. Just yesterday, @acidyo made an informative post stating that Coinbase plans on listing a multitude of altcoins on their site in the near future and Steem could be one of those coins. Coinbase, the company, is worth 8 billion dollars at the time I am writing this article, making them one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency companies in the world.

Coinbase is where I invested my very first dollar into Bitcoin and I never looked back. I found Steem in December 2017 and have been active for almost an entire year now. To see Steem listed on Coinbase would be a dream come true and would be a HUGE step forward for our community and our token at large.

Here is what I'm proposing:

You see, I am a big proponent of writing which is one of the aspects that attracted me to Steem in the first place. When I was in grade school, I would write notes to girls I liked and mail them to their homes because writing allows me to express my true feelings (I was too nervous for face to face contact).

In order to ensure that Coinbase lists Steem on their site, we need to BOMBARD them with love and passion for our token. Let's do it the old-fashioned way and write them physical letters! Do you write in cursive? Great. Do you write in print? Great. Do you draw art in your letters? Even greater!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: to write 1 letter to Coinbase explaining why you think Steem deserves to be listed on their website. Perhaps instead of writing a regularly scheduled blog post today, take a step back, get out a pen and paper, and start writing your letter to Coinbase. A great way that I like to write letters so that there are no typos or grammar errors, is to type it out in Word first before writing in pen.

Once you are done writing out your letter on Word and also on paper, copy and paste the text / graphics into or and publish it to your Steem blog. Doing this will create a chain reaction across the entire community similar to the Netcoins initiative.

Wait...we're writing a what??

That's correct. Writing a letter is one of the most thoughtful ways to convey a message to someone. It takes mental agility along with creativity to craft a well-written note. Can you imagine being part of any company and receiving letters from hundreds of people requesting that a certain action be taken? I for one would be quite impressed and driven to take action.

If you've never written a letter before, then perhaps have your significant other or close friend assist you. You might need to also go to the store to purchase envelopes and stamps if you don't have those already (trust me, you'll need those eventually anyways for other responsibilities that adults have).

Mail your letter to the following Coinbase headquarters address in California:


548 Market St #23008

San Francisco, CA 94104

Does participating in this activity take a bit more effort and time? Yes. Is Coinbase worth that time and energy? Even bigger YES. It doesn't matter if you personally use Coinbase or not because there are many people across the world that do which means A LOT more eyeballs on our precious token. Please do your best to make your letter legible to the Coinbase staff and use either a black or blue inked pen.

Also, I would love it if you placed me (kenmelendez) as one of your 5 tags in your post so that I can drop by and leave a comment.

Use my letter to Coinbase as a reference but make yours original:

Dear Coinbase,

I truly appreciate all that your team has accomplished for the blockchain and cryptocurrency community. Every time I turn around there are brilliant innovations happening to help improve our overall experience. I got started with crypto investing back in November 2017 thanks to your services.

The reason I am writing this letter is because there has been buzz lately around the notion of adding new digital assets to your list of coin offerings. I would like to bring your attention to a token that I have been using for close to a year now called Steem.

I am not going to sit here and explain what Steem is because I'm sure you already know. But, what you might not know is how powerful and passionate the Steem community truly is. Since we are a blockchain-based social media platform, our network is quite extensive and very tight-knit. In fact, we all came together as one united team and took first place in the recent contest held by

Myself, along with the thousands of other Steemians, would like to propose adding Steem to the main list of coins that you offer on your website and mobile apps. Why would we propose such a thing? Because we are passionate about our token. We believe in it's real world use. We believe in the hundreds of decentralized apps that are being built on top of the proof-of-brain blockchain. It is truly remarkable once you are inside of the ecosystem and experience it first hand.

To make a long story short, it would mean the world to us to bring global attention to the Steem token. The success that your company has seen is nothing short of amazing and we want to help further that success in 2018 and beyond. We believe that a decentralized social platform is life-changing like never before. It has changed the entire direction of my life and I am positive that newcomers to the community will have an incredible experience as well.

Thank you for taking the time to read this note. I hope that it has inspired you to consider listing Steem on your site.

-Ken Melendez

I am not looking for any constructive criticism on that letter because it's more about sending the letter than it is getting caught up on the details of the wording. Could I have included more information about our ecosystem...of course. I could have written for hours on end and made the letter 50 pages long. But let's face it, the Coinbase team doesn't have hours to read a letter and will still appreciate the sentiment no matter the length.

Now it is your turn, friend! I am handing the baton over to you and can't wait to read your letter to Coinbase. It is my intent to see at least 1000 letters written and sent out over the next 4 weeks. I want the entire month of November to be about ensuring our token gets listed on their site.

Lastly, I want to see how much natural support this initiative receives from the community. My aim is that this gets shot to the top of the trending page so that the entire ecosystem can see it and choose to participate. @oracle-d was in charge of the Netcoins initiative and @blocktrades assisted in supporting that cause as well. Let's see who decides to do their part! Please resteem this post and then tag me in your letter. Let's all do this together, gang!

Steem on!


Never quit and always believe




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Thank you so much @kenmelendez for doing your bit. I think if we all contribute to such initiatives, it will help us reach every damn crypto exchange in the world. ;) We totally killed it with Netcoins. Time for coinbase to go down! Haha.

Steem needs people like you

This is a brilliant idea! It’s a weird one. But I think it will stick out for sure among the thousands of emails coinbase gets each day

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Thanks @kaylinart. Nothing weird about it. I bet they’ll love the letter you send.

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I love this !


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Nice post, but I felt it raised one important question that it didn't answer: "Did the letters to the girls work?"

Haha! No they didn’t. But it worked out in the end because I married the girl of my dreams 8 years ago and have 3 beautiful children. Couldn’t be happier.

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Well done @ life Sir Melendez :)

maybe we can create a community effort to get steem listed on coinbase the same way we all came together to get steem listed on Netcoins

Hahahaha yes, we need some evidence here... Good question blocktrades.

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They do.

this is a fantastic idea. i think grass roots stuff like this will make such a huge impact.

great idea. i have the pen and paper right in front of me.

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It’s an oldie but a goodie

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Fantastic idea! I am in. I've been trying to think of ways to get Steem on Coinbase for months.

Yep, and this might just do it 👍🏻

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Way to Go Ken!!This is actually such a great idea, hopefully people will join in and make that impact. Keep it Up.

Appreciate that @elsiekjay 😀👍🏻 Let’s all do this together.

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This is the perfect way to get listed steem on coinbase,
It is my appeal to all members to put their efforts in writing this letter and don't ignore this, together we can win.
Believe me we can do this, if we are serious enough. We have to do it to give a big push to price of steem.
A big thanks to @kenmelendez , @acidyo and @blocktrades for supporting this project

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Glad you think along the same lines as us, @coolguy222. Together we are strong 💪🏻

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Writing a real letter is the way to go. I always do the same.

One suggestion, address the letter to the CEO, both the letter greeting and the envelope. If you send t to "coinbase" it will be read by a low level HR person and probably (honestly) thrown away. Address it to the CEO tho and there is a chance it may be read. At the least you may get past HR and reach his secretary or an intern.

I will do the same.

Good tip! Yes, everyone needs to address it to the CEO Brian Armstrong at least on the outer envelop as an *Attention

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AWESOME. This really shows the power of the community. I would also like them to change the description about Steem.

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Yeah, that wording needs adjusted for sure.

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Great idea, I think they best way to get there attention is through twitter but you just never know... if they get thousands of hand writtin' letters, it might work lol

I’m sure Twitter is effective, but writing letters is unique

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Love the idea and I would expect that if the folks at Coinbase headquarters were to receive thousand of letters they would get a better idea of the passion so many of us have for Steem. I for one will be more than happy to participate in this letter writing campaign.
It is forward thinkers like yourself that I'm so appreciative of, to have leading the charge!

Awesome, @thebigsweed! Glad you are on board 😎

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I think it is well worth it! I will also give it a try in the coming days! Thanks for starting the initiative!

Glad you have chosen to participate 🙌🏻

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Al steemian have to do that

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For sure, @yonilkar 😀

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Will it work?After getting liated in netcoin i don't see any positive change.The price has gone down.

Got to be patient. It’s the calm before the storm.

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AWESOME initiative! I am on board. I think it is very important for this to be handwritten! It shows the human element which most of the business world is lacking in.

Oh, also, I am going to talk about this initiative of yours (or is it @acidyo's?) in a video, great work and wonderful idea! Cats are to dogs what REA[d] is to Write.

It’s mine. I had the idea after @acidyo posted info about Coinbase listing more coins soon.

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Great to hear, @zainenn! Yes, we need to let them know that we don’t mess around 💪🏻

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Excellent idea bud, I'm going to give this a go. If anything we end up with some interesting posts and make some noise... Great thinking!

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Yes! What do we have to lose? 😎

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I think this is a great idea and I will certainly join in. These kinds of things are great because they are much different than the contemporary forms of communication they receive every day. They most likely receive thousands of spam emails a day and writing a letter, and including who you are on the platform at the end, is an incredible way to get their attention. I think even if 20 people send it in it shows that the message got out there to 20 to do something not traditional in this technological age.

My handwriting is horrible but I like the idea.

its a nice way .. bt send letter coinbase official adress from my country is quite difficult .. bt i will try.

Hey that's kind of a brilliant idea.

I really hope Coinbase hears us out! It's about time we had Steem on there. Let's get to it!

As a lover of the English language, I have to upvote anyone who still knows how to write a physical letter by hand. Bravo!

good initiative

@oracle-d do you have any input on this initiative?