Tribes- A Steem-Engine vision for crypto based communities

in tribes •  3 months ago  (edited)

Whenever Ned would talk about communities I would think it was a neat idea, but could never get a vision for how it would work. It never clicked and I never got past "oh, that seems neat." It was something about tags. I've been in sales for 10 years and the most important question to me is "Can you see how this would work?" I couldn't so I'd just shake my head and wait for something cool. I'm done waiting...

Experience is critical for design

I've helped manage the Minnow Support Project for 2 years. MSP is housed in the PALnet discord group which currently has about 20,000 accounts in it. The group has a bunch of mods, a bunch more constant chatters, and a lot of lurkers who like to know what's going on, but don't always interact. We also have an streaming internet broadcast station called mspwaves. We put on shows, we have meetings, we do forums, and we answer a ton of questions...

I think of this group as home. This is my digital family. This is my digital tribe where we can be digital nomads together.

Not only do I live here, but I also think I'm the most regular user of the blogging platform of all the witnesses (combined). I haven't bothered to check, but I'm pretty certain I have more posts than all the top 20 combined. It's gotta be pretty close. Sometimes when steemit and the witnesses aren't using our own blockchain socially it makes me wonder "how are these guys going to build the thing that really works for this place?" I'm in the trenches literally every day. I think I have a deeper understanding of the social aspect of this place than almost anyone here.

I'm taking that experience and focusing it through Steem-Engine and the Scot ecosystem to design a suite of products that unite people into their tribes and clans to make interacting easier and more rewarding than any other time in the history of the planet.

Critical Design Element: Keeping people together

I've said since nearly the beginning of this journey that people are the value. So, to me, keeping the community together is one of the most important aspects. I want to facilitate this and help all the different tribes stay connected. Right now steem doesn't feel very connected. You have some people blogging at steemit, instagramming at appics, streaming on vimm, chatting on discord, and posting video on dtube... Like I get that there's people all over the world doing this together, but it always feels like what Crimmy describes as "Singing your heart out to an empty auditorium."

When I interact on this blockchain, I don't necessarily have to interact with every single person in every single place around the world. But when I'm chilling in my community it should feel like I'm heard, know the people around me, and have multiple ways to communicate with them. I should feel connected. This should be my tribe and each user should feel engaged and feel like it's home.

Steem-Engine Tribes

Right now I'm working on getting a few more projects integrating Steem Engine tokens (Scot) into their websites. When I've figured out the starting family of partnerships I'll have the basis for what I'm calling Tribes.

A tribe in this case is a website. The base of the website is a blogging platform. There will be a link to a forum. A link to a live stream. A link to recorded videos. Communities have little special things they do, so we'll make sure you can customize links to non-blockchain places too. I'm going to try to get apps on phones working for the communities. There could be discord, telegram, wechat, or other chatting functions. As many of these tools as possible I'll work to make reward you with your tribe's Scot. Make a blog get your scot. Shoot a video get your Scot. Go on the forum and get your Scot. Chat in the discord and get your Scot. The whole ecosystem will support holding people together based on their common interests and a common financial system.

That website, which links all of these activities together by a single token that's meant for your community is what steem-engine will call your tribe. Your tribe is designed to keep your community together.... you know... like a tribe...

Thinking bigger

Once this baseline is done, which hopefully is in the 1-2 months timeframe I can start taking it outside our little world. I'm working on I think it shows what a decentralized community space can look like. I'm working on I think it'll show what a business could do to create and reward their user base.

When the bare minimum design is put together I can pitch this to companies and communities all over the world.

  • Reward interaction of your people.
  • Keep them engaged.
  • Democratize the conversation.
  • Common financial interests.

Can you see how powering various tools with Scot and pooling them together can help you create and be a part of your community?

Can you feel at home in this tribe?

Can you gather your Steem fam into one of these?"

Hopefully you can see it. If the answer isn't yes today then gimme a few months (wink noise).

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My two clicks just allocated 3 different cryptocurrencies.
How is that even a thing? Where will we be 5 years from now?
Love this ride, and the people on it with me :)

3? Did he use the #weedcash tag? I mean lol he could have given us curation in FOUR cryptocurrencies :D
DUDE this shit is SICK and im SO glad to see Aggroed now as the DEFACTO Chief Operations Officer of Steem YES i am Officially handing the Title over to him and my description now reads Human Capital Managemnet at Steem Blockchain, AGGROED is now the COO the Chief of Opeprations... and we should make it OFFICIAL with a DPOLL! Ill make one now....

Now we can all vote on if he should be elected, and anyoen can nominate others below but come on, we could promote the steem blockchain so much easier if we had representatives like aggroed who could go out and show stats of all the users who put their SP behind him as a witness, so imagine if we as steemians voted for CEREMONIAL Positions of CEO COO and CTO of the Steem Blockchain (not to be confused with Steemit inc ceo etc) that would allow Aggroed to go out there and talk about how the steem referendum systemorganically formed, voted him in as their representative or CEO/COO/CTO of the Steem Blockchain "FOundation" or 'DAO" or whatever we wanna call it, or of just PANNET but id rather it take advantage of teh STEEM name ... and aggroed has earned it, and his WITNESS position is actually something that proves his position, but BEYOND that i think he should also be GIVEN a more official sounding title of CEO COO Or CTO of the ENTIRE steem blockchain.... WHO would object?

This is a very cool post and from the works you have done I believe you are the most effective witness. For that reason, I think that setting you as my proxy for witness voting is the most efficient way to do. Gather all the best players on this blockchain. May God guide you @aggroed...

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yes we must send @aggroed to no.1 position

  ·  3 months ago (edited)

yes i am also voting for @aggroed for witness and @yabapmatt WOW Yaba is #1 must be from him creating Steem Keychain extension, which I think by default has people vote for him as witness maybe or guides them to vote for him as witness with a simple button? I mean thats how ATTIC LABS in ukraine got to be #4 EOS Block producer by giving out MyEOSWallet codes so many peopel used themn as a wallet....and the wallet made it easy to vote for them as BP.... justa guess as to how Yaba is #1 but he does deserve it for having made stembottracker steemkeychain oh yeah i forgot he made steembottracker hes been #1 for a while now ... i think witnesses like yaba and aggroed who have proven themselves should be given delegationa nd upvotes by @ned with @steem and @steemit as a privately funded worker proposal system , imean shit no nee dto change inflation if nedjust uses his upvotes and delegates millions of SP to aggroed and yaba for theior steem projects

hatsoff @yabapmatt and @aggroed .. they are Deserve biggest position even better than @ned

It does have the option to vote for a witness but there is no default vote.

@yabapmatt and @aggroed are definitely deserving of their witness positions, I have nothing but respect for both of them and to be honest I don't know anyone who works harder than either of them do.

@aggroed You are DOING IT while others just Dream. I Love your ACTION over just Thoughts !

yeah man hes working overtime for sure, one new amazing update after another, so glad to see this hjigh up on the organic upvote list... which was suprisingly immpressive this tiem around

Getting Shit Done.

Thanks @aggroed, mad respect.

If I understood correctly this tribe thing is like steempeak tribe or busy tribe, but also can be like Slack for working groups or small like a whatsapp family group.

I don't know how you are continually pushing the envelope in a way that is everything I consider to be the future, but this sounds so badass to me!

There could be discord, telegram, wechat, or other chatting functions. As many of these tools as possible I'll work to make reward you with your tribe's Scot. Make a blog get your scot. Shoot a video get your Scot. Go on the forum and get your Scot. Chat in the discord and get your Scot. The whole ecosystem will support holding people together based on their common interests and a common financial system.

This is exactly along the lines of what I've been thinking as I've been trying to reward the awesome @freedomttribe and now @weedcash communties! This sounds cool. My only problems now are trying to hoard enough ENG and decide which services to use next!

well ENG dumped HARd today to like 12 cents so you can STOCK UP on em today!

You are the most actively posting witness here and that one of the reason you got my vote.

I'm glad to hear that.

Keep making sh*t happen, @aggroed!

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Great, you are at the forefront again.This direction is very good, we have considered it for half a year, and you have to do it.

Sounds amazing. Considering the history of your person and your team on the platform, I'm sure it will be amazing.

Good Luck!

Looks like many things will be possible that appeared impossible before. Looking forward to it.

Dear @aggroed you have are the witness vote I'm happiest about :)

Sounds solid the introduction of a tribes will be nice to connect with like minded people. They will be smaller niches but much more will be able to get done and supported within them.

You know what Panda Bear says... You is "Doin' it right"!

Excellent write up and the plan looks pretty awesome. In addition to rewarding the interactions another point that can be considered is "looking out for achievements". There is a platform called which is doing it. A similar idea but done right, better will be cool IMHO.

I'm extremely impressed with what has happened over the last few weeks. I really think this is a game-changer.

When I first saw steem-engine, I have to admit, I was underwhelmed. It was full of seemingly useless tokens. But after seeing the potential for token UTILITY and the ability to be rewarded for our efforts, I have a completely different perspective now.

It was the ALPHA and BETA tokens from that opened my mind to the possibility. The ability to convert a valuable in-game item into a tradable asset really intrigued me. Then came DEC and ORB and so on. Then I realized I could purchase these in-game items on! Then came SPT and PAL, tokens I could earn and stake.

This is the SMT's we've been waiting for... and soon enough we will see the communities forming, or as you say "tribes". I can think of three already with more coming soon!

This collaboration has really made the steem blockchain interesting again and I think Steem is about to skyrocket.


Might be the sole reason we're still afloat!

I didn't invest in Steem during the bear market, i've invested in aggroed!

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Great way to describe the vision behind the moving parts! Resteemed.

It sounds great!

WOW, do you sleep. It seems like you are releasing a great new product every week.

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@aggroed Thank god that you are actually doing something for this community !

This is the difference between those people who are all talk and the people who get shit done. @aggroed is a person that gets shit done and it's great to see one development after another. Hopefully people will row in behind him to get involved and keep building our chain. Thanks for all of it.

I'd just shake my head and wait for something cool. I'm done waiting...

This is why I respect you so much and am glad you are working here on Steem. I thought I had this quality of 'see a need, get to work on it,' because I'm maybe about 10% more likely to get to work on creative solutions than the average person. Then, Steem have me the chance to see @aggroed in action.

Hopefully you can see it. If the answer isn't yes today then gimme a few months (wink noise).

I can almost see it. I have an inkling given what feels like an explosion of activity since the introduction of Steem Engine, but I don't yet see myself and my business in it. I want to see it, because this whole idea resonates with me, but I don't yet see an application that works for the kind of community I serve, which is small and local (my martial arts dojo) even though we can and do need an online space.

Until then I'll just wait for something cool... (sheepish grin)

Nice ideals and project going on but some communities/tribes on steem blockchain has other tokens on Bitshares blockchain can there be a cross Chain for such tokens?

Cool to see you making communities.

Truly amazing building being done by you.

I'm looking forward to a Contest tribe as I believe that it will have mass appeal to both users and paying advertisers and sponsors.

Dude. Seriously.
This is what I and a few others at the @naturalmedicine community have been talking about, brainstorming, and dreaming about (more or less) for a few months now... moreso since the whole steem-engine/SCOT thing has taken off.

The only problem is, none of us in that community are technically-minded or devs.

We don't know where to start, or how to start... but we know the know-how and the how-to exists out there.... (if only someone could explain it to us in metaphor, like planting a herb garden... LMAO).

So because this kinda thing is probably my bug-bear more than anyone else's.... where do we start?

How do we - as a community of non-technical people - create this?

We'd love some help, guidance, coaching.... anything really. We've got an idea for something to reach the wider world of natural health and healing.... and we know we can bring that world to Steem...

Can you help? Maybe DM on Discord (Find me in PAL ;-) )

Love your work!

@aggroed, Definitely because of Steemengine and whatever development done by Steemengine Team Empowering many communities and these communities are slowly turning into strong Tribes. Keep up the great work and stay blessed.

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I haven’t been keeping up with steem engine like I should have been but damn!!! keep making great stuff!

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Yes yes and yes. So into this. Definitely love the tribes unity prospect and waiting to see where that goes for sure.

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It is cool to have someone who act!

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Been blowing up @theplayersclub and growing myself for sure! Keep it going!

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Excellent work here @aggroed yes you blog and keep us all up to date daily so much sometimes we forget you are a witness (and not in the witness protection program for blogging, lol). The tribe concept was what first came into my head when first hearing about SMT and the breakthroughs and eventual implementation of steem-engine. Breaking the macro economy of steem and the users on steemit into these little pieces can be a breakthrough, at least not being completely beholden to the enormous steem economy as a whole but in having micro currencies among your fellow 'tribe members.' Congratulations, we have begun to see the wisdom of wampum swapped by native american tribes over past several centuries to get what we want among those we wish exchange with, lol. Good stuff, keep the hits coming sir!

Respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and resteem
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