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Ventureo

A basic income for nonprofits and socially responsible enterprises

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If you are an entrepreneur or a non profit you can get 100,000 Ventureo to develop your project. It is an unconditional basic income for organizations.

Ventureo is a cryptocurrency emitted on the Bitshares platform.

Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

What is a cryptocurrency ? A cryptocurrency is a currency issued on a computer network that communicates with each other using a blockchain. You can exchange this currency using an electronic wallet with other users. The value of this currency depends on the number of users and the trust that users put in that currency. The Bitshares trading platform allows you to exchange the Ventureo with other cryptocurrencies, but there are not enough users currently to exchange Ventureo. Wikipedia article on cryptocurrency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptocurrency Why change money ? Each quarter, the European Central Bank creates euros and distributes them to banks. Banks make loans and you repay them by your work. It's the debt currency. This system is unequal: inequalities increase in society because banks are mainly ready for businesses and states that already have money. This system strengthens a society based on the short-term profit of companies and not on the long-term needs of the people. This system can only work with a perpetual growth required by the interests of the loans, except the resources of our planet are finished, as a picture of the earth taken from the space shows so well. We must therefore invent a new economic system based on the intelligent use of the commons and no longer on perpetual material growth. The time of centralized currencies is thus over. Associations have difficulty financing their projects. You could see it! a specific currency, intended for associations and not for banks, seems to me more interesting. The associations carry projects based on the needs of the population and for the most part, they have a long-term vision of the society in which we want to live and not the demands of profitability in the short term. Do you see the difference ?

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

How can this currency be useful for my association ? The Ventureo project started in January 2018, the current step is to convince the associations to use this currency. When a hundred or so associations have subscribed to this program, the members of these associations will be able to exchange goods and services in Ventureo. For example, if the food truck Spirit of Geneva offers meals in Ventureo, and an association offering computer services is also involved in the project, a member of the computer association can consume meals by paying in Ventureo and selling IT services in Ventureo, the more the number of participants increases, the more the offer of service is imporatnte and the more the Ventureo increases in value; The first participants carefully keep their Ventureo in their e-wallet until other organizations offer goods and services that interest them. https://ventureo.frama.wiki/

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Mannabase.org is offering an individual inconditional basic income. It is a huge innovation but nonprofits have a vision of the society, they have projects this why I think it is a better idea to distribute an initial funding to an organization. Each organization will decide how to use the money.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Ventureo is a teal organization using Steemit.com as a blogging platform http://ventureo.solutions

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

I spend a lot of time as a member of organizations to raise funds. There is comes to me that each project that is supported by at least 30 people should automatically get the money to implement the project. Who are we to judge other projects ?

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

We have all the technology and knowledge to make the planet an happy world for everybody, but today, the distribution of wealth in unfair. Money should be given to nonprofits and SRE, not banks. A better distribution of money will improve the sense of fairness. People will be happy if they can work on the project they like.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Each organization participating to the Ventureo network will describe which goods and services they are able to bring to others. We are using a wiki to describe each project. https://ventureo.frama.wiki/start

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Ventureo will serve 100,000 organizations in the world. Millions of people will be impacted by the work of these organizations powered by Ventureo.

Geographic Focus

Any organization in the world can participate, up to 100,000.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

You can start to claim your 100,000 Ventureo immediatly. Following the steps indicated in this post http://ventureo.solutions I am expecting to convince 100 organizations to participate in 2018; 2,000 in 2019; 30,000 in 2020.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Hi Christophe Parot ! It's a wonderful idea that you are proposing and many people have proposed that cryptocurrency is the future. Even though what you are proposing seems like a long shot, it also seems like a worthy shot. But as human beings, we are reluctant to adapt to new things simply because we are not aware about it completely. We tend to take the safe path, when there is a high risk high return path in front of us. So I would like to hear more about your on boarding process. You might already be having many success stories. Let us know :)
Also, the topic areas that you are bridging is not very clear to me. Can you elaborate further?

bikash gurung is adaptation of cryptocurreny an area that you can support Christophe Parot with?

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Hello Gayanjith Premalal , thank you for your comment and like. You are right, not everybody is an innovation first adopter !
Our on boarding process is quite simple for people who know cryptocurrency and internet, if you don't know crypto, you will have to spend some time to learn. The Ventureo network is open to any organization with an humanitarian project or a project for the protection of the environment. You first have to open a steemit account to describe your project and to contact me . Steemit.com is a blogging platform and you get some Steem ( the crypto which is powering Steemit) when you open your account. Then you have to open a second account on Bitshares.org to manage the Ventureo wallet. Bitshares is an exchange platform with an electronic wallet. Opening two accounts should not be a problem for a business analyst like you. You also have to open a third account on a wiki to create a page for your organization. I understand it could be time consuming to learn new tools, but if you increase the visibility for your project, get services and funding, it is really worth it.
If you already have supporters for your project, I will not judge it or select it, you are entitle to 100,000 Ventureo.
If you have more questions, I will be pleased to answer them.
If everything is clear, let's start: https://ventureo.frama.wiki/start !

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Thanks Gayanjith Premalal for connecting. Ventureo is really an amazing initiative. Already saw lots of community members engaged and empowered with rewards. While going through the process mentioned, ventureo has been evolved a lot and has a potential to grow in a bigger scale. For me with the theme Bridge Builders Challenge in focus, it could be great if specific section for crowdfunding or non profit initiative can be allocated, this would gather more attraction from organization working for the peace and prosperity in the planet.

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Hello bikash gurung As the Ventureo is a website opened to any participant, you are welcome to add a section that would fit better your oranization. Thank you for your comment.

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