Want to Contribute to the Blockchain Space, but Don’t Know Where to Start? I Have Answers.

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Who can I expect to find in the Blockchain space?

Developer — A developer is an individual that builds and create software and applications. He or she writes, debugs and executes the source code of a software application

These are as close to deities you’ll find in the space. Honor them.

Lurker — A lurker is someone that follows the forum but doesn’t post.

Enthusiast — A person who does something for a very long time but still sucks at it though he enjoys it very much. Thus, the term enthusiast is given to him as a consolation.

Blogger — Hack writers who, although experts at nothing, feel compelled to share their opinions about everything, often rambling and oversimplifying complex subjects to satisfy an audience of fellow hacks, pseudo-scientists and snobs.

Fanboy — An extreme fan or follower of a particular medium or concept, whether it be sports, television, film directors, video games (the most common usage), etc.

Known for a complete lack of objectivity in relation to their preferred focus. Usually argue with circular logic that they refuse to acknowledge. Arguments or debates with such are usually futile. Every flaw is spun into semi-virtues and everything else, blown to comedic, complimentary proportions.

HODLER — It is someone who does not sell but rather holds on to Bitcoins or other cryptocurrency

The market will moon soon Hodl your coins, always a hodler wins

Technical Analysts — A technical analyst, also known as a chartist or market technician, is someone who will say things like, “Clear sell signal. Bart formation. Supports weak. Might wanna take the money and run.” They also seem to like green candles, but not red ones. Not sure why.

Photo courtesy of: Christopher Reeder [medium.com/@nondescript]

Just create something! Anything.

Despite the perception my definitions may convey, I love this space. It’s unique. Quirky even. I’ve met some brilliant developers who I’m happy to call friends now. I’ve met graphic designers who have blown my mind with what they can do with an image. I’ve met men and women who have shifted my perspective of what’s possible with a conceptual idea. What do they all have in common? They’re contributing. Whether it be code, front end design, think-tank style ideas, they’ve taken it upon themselves to throw their hat into the ring.

Here are some ways to contribute:

  • Publications like this help spread the word in a succinct and articulate way.
  • Write code — it doesn’t have to be earth shattering. Have fun with it.
  • Create cool images and memes.
  • Make video content explaining the projects you’re interested in.
  • Actively participate on Telegram/Discord/Twitter/Reddit.
  • Be constructive in your feedback.
  • If you have an idea — share it. Especially if you can’t execute on it on your own. It’s okay. We all need help. None of us can simply ‘do it all’.

The list is endless. Just find ways you can integrate your passion. For me, it’s writing articles like this.

Creating for creating sake is fun and all, but I’d like to get paid if possible.

I’d say a good majority of the contributors I previously mentioned without a doubt deserve compensation for their ideas. The extended ‘bear market’ has led to cuts across the board in the space. There are, however, potential solutions that help circumvent existing liquidity problems. ODIN Blockchain makes use of one of these solutions. Let me explain.

ODIN’s Masternode Proposal Portal and Superblock Funding

ODIN Blockchain provides a proposal system allowing for community members and external contributors to put forth a proposal for a nominal fee of [50 ODIN Coin] that will then be voted upon by masternode holding community members via the core wallet. This ensures that votes are recorded on the blockchain and funds are released to a wallet address pre-provided by the submitter(s) upon a successful voting round. The ODIN funding the proposal portal is generated monthly via our Superblock. The Superblock will generate up to 108,000.00 ODIN Coin to help fund the previously mentioned proposal portal endeavors.

Let me give you an example. Let’s say you have an idea for an awesome dAPP or series of content, bring it to us at ODIN. Whether it is code, publications, formal translations into a language you’re fluent in, a series of Youtube videos, etc., we welcome all ideas! If you’re reluctant to put forth your contributions without monetary compensation, you can have our community consider and vote to fund your initiative. It passes, great! Commence contributing. It doesn’t, equally great. Make some changes to your proposal based on feedback and give it another go! It’s as simple as that!

Give our Masternode hosting and proposal portal a look today. You might even be inspired by some of our communities existing proposals.

About the author

Christopher Reeder is ODIN Blockchain’s Lead Content Strategist and Technical Writer. As an advocate and researcher, he is exploring technology’s impact on privacy.

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Published by Christopher Reeder

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