#687 Bring SmartCash to Togo

By skincrypto

Summary

This proposal seek to make Togo the first French west African country to adopt cryptocurrency massively in order to extend its success to other French speaking west African countries. We aim at making SmartCash ubiquitous in Togo since Togo is new when it come to cryptocurrency

Description

Preamble

I am skin-crypto on discord. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts, a graduate, photographer and public speaker. For the past 4 months that I joined the boat of SmartCash. I realized the need for SmartCash to be broadcast and spread in the whole of Togo and other French west countries  to liberate as from our economic woes which fiat always impose on us. My full name is Enyadema Gilbert Klutse.

DESCRIPTION
Togo is one of the French speaking west African countries where cryptocurrency has not yet been introduced to . The West African Nation is home to over 7.606 million people and counted among entities where monetary mismanagement has ruined lives and wealth creation.Myself and my team have interviewed a number of small-scale businesses, businesses and market traders prior to this project and the responses revealed that most people shun banks due to a number of reasons which include lack of trust, difficulty in accessing funds, cumbersome procedures in opening accounts, and high interest charges on loans. Surprisingly, most Small and Medium Enterprises owners affirmed that they cannot trust banks with their savings due to hidden charges and unclear condition. There is no doubt the country is ready for use of cryptocurrencies to enjoy its good fruit. Amazingly SmartCash can use this as first mover advantage to capture Togo for it to become first SmartCash nation
Togo is divided into five regions namely centrale, Kara, Maritime, Plateau and savenes with Lome been the capital city which is located in Maritime. Togo shared borders with Ghana where cryptocurrency is gradually gaining root a lot of economics activities goes on between Ghana and Togo introducing smartcash in Togo can really help economic activities to boom since receiving remittances and money can be made easily focusing on instant aspect of SmartCash and it border free feature. Recently there was agreement between Togo,Ghana and Burkina Faso to foster free movement of goods and services ( link to confirm the agreement http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/news/1257-ghana-togo-burkina-faso sign-pact ) here is the case individual have to change cedis to Cefa and vice versa before transaction can be made. With SmartCash, transaction will be easy and simple. Conferences will be held in the various capital cities in Togo. Two conference in each city. With a contineous meetup in each city to raise ambassadors, with  businesses and business owners visitation to let them accept SmartCash as a form of payment. However the introduction of SmartCash to businesses and exchanges establishment will start from Maritime region the industrial and most populous region of the country for as to see how the people and businesses embrace it before we will extend to other regions of the country.

Why Smartcash in Togo can contribute to massive adoption
1. Togo is virgin when it come to cryptocurrency so SmartCash can used first mover advantage to capture the people of Togo when its  come to cryptocurrency.

2. The adoption of cryptocurrency in French speaking countries is very minimal as compared to countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and  other Africa countries which are English speaking countries. However the interaction, trade and culture of the French west African countries are the  same this means adoption for one means it will diffuse to other countries since SmartCash offers great potential to our activities and daily lives.

3.Togo is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately 57,000 square kilometres. Ghana is growing very well when it come to cryptocurrency. There is a lot of economic activities that goes on between Ghana and Togo. Here is the case you have to change your Togolese currency to Ghana currency and vice versa this comes with hidden charges which are very high. With this I believed that if  SmartCash gain root in Togo like Ghana people will start using SmartCash due to the instant and border free nature of SmartCash with that economic activities between Ghana and Togo will be smooth and convenient which will eventually make SmartCash a cryptocurrency with utility and real usage since all transactions will be made in SmartCash.

How we will do it

1.Merchant oriented meet up
There will be one on one meet up with businesses and business owners on the need to accept SmartCash as a medium of exchange showing them the great benefit smartcash offer them so as to make SmartCash a medium of exchange to increase utility and volume in circulation in Togo. Businesses who agreed to accept smartCash as medium of exchange will be listed on SmartCash  merchant directory fine.smartcash.com These meeting/meet up will create a stronger bond for SmartCash merchant, traders, exchanges and improve customer experience when participating in the SmartCash ecosystem.

2. There will be two radio discussion and one TV discussion in each region about SmartCash to create awareness for easy mass adoption in Togo.

3. Two conferences will be held in the various cities of each region. The conference is to create wallets, educate teach, talk and present SmartCash to the people of Togo. Under this conference participants will be thought how to download and make transactions with smartcash wallet. Benefit of using it as a medium of exchange will be our focus that is more of our teaching will be centred there since SmartCash solve most of our  Fiat issues again an intensive education on SmartCash, how to set up SmartCash nodes , how to accept SmartCash as payment using designed printed SmartCash POS in a form of printed SmartCash QR codes or using SmartCard in future, the benefits and advantage of smart rewards and how SmartCash can be of great benefit to their businesses will be explain very well
All participants will be trained on the  how to download and setup SmartCash wallets, key features of SmartCash, how to purchase SmartCash from local and international exchanges, and the advantages of using SmartCash for their daily transactions worldwide for the payment of goods and services, payment of fees/bills, receiving remittances and many more. Some dollars worth of SmartCash will be given to the participants and have them send some of it back  to other participants. This will make them feel the speed and convenience with SmartCash and also give them experience in using SmartCash immediately. The unbanked or the under banked will therefore be encouraged to use their savings to purchase SmartCash to accumulate capital and wealth using SmartCash as store of capital in the long term to liberate themselve from their economic woes and make their entrepreneurial dream achievable.

4.PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
We will partner with organizations who share the same ideology with us and speak at their events. We will do presentations to the audience
and members and have an inquiry desk at the event were people could come for more information. We aim at partnering organizations which cut across boundaries so as to get opportunity to introduce SmartCash to other French west African countries.we are currently speaking to workaway to speak under their events. https://www.workaway.info/661342793354-en.html we currently also speaking http://www.icye.org/icye-in-the-world/togo/ to also give as the opportunity to partner with them.

5. Participants of the conference  who show great skills and great attitude towards our various presentation will be call out and further trained as ambassadors of smartcash who will expand  the smartcash outreach to other part of the country and beyond.

Goals

  1. Create awareness in Togo about  cryptocurrency (SmartCash exclusive)  and other French west African countries through our partnership program.

  2. Create 1000 wallet in every region we found ourselves in. Even though 1000 is our target striving to get over is also our ambition.

  3. To onboard businesses and list them on SmartCash merchant directory and established both online and physical exchanges.

  4. Recruit ambassadors for SmartCash who will carry on the activities. That is train, educate, teach, advice and led them work either part time or full time to spread SmartCash all over the country and across borders.


Justification
Website for smartcashafrica.org will be used so well that all our activities will be post there.
Videos, pictures and all necessary information concerning our activities will be communicated to all smarties on the various platforms of smartcash.
We will also submit a text and video report documenting everything we did with lesson learned so that other teams can replicate our innovative ideas experiment in accelerating the growth of SmartCash

Schedule
This project will be executed for three month. Starting with maritime region Lome (Lomé, with a population of 837,437 metro population 1,570,283), is the capital and largest city of Togo. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé is the country's administrative and industrial center and its chief port. The city exports coffee, cocoa, copra, and palm kernels. It also has an oil refinery).For  the first 1st month and then followed by the conferences and meetup in other two regions for the last two months

We are asking for $8,650 every month for the next three months to promote SmartCash in three regions of Togo.

Challenges

Lack of online and physical exchanges in Togo. When demand of SmartCash begin to grow is obvious that they will be looking for exchanges that allow simple payment with mobile money and local bank accounts. With this we have decided to speak to ebitcoinic.com online exchange platform in Ghana to add Togo to their platform so that people of Togo can purchase SmartCash easily and conveniently whilst we work constantly to established online exchange for all French speaking countries in Africa.

Team members
Enyadema Gabriel Klutse
On discord as @skincrypto
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts graduate from university of Lome (Team leader)
 
Ghassinbe Faure 
diploma in communication skills, graduate from University of Lome and a  cryptocurrency enthusiasts( team member)
 
Natchaba Kofi Seyi
Graphic designer and also have diploma in marketing (team member)
Note: The SmartCash Togo team is ready to do SmartCash full-time

Conclusion
The objective of this proposal is to introduce smartcash to the people of Togo and also make SmartCash a  “cryptocurrency with high utility” than speculative asset” in Togo. When the conferences are completed business on boarded and awareness created
benefits will be obvious and demand will grow. People of Togo will start to
demand smartcash for their transactions as it solves many problems  their
national currency (including portability, security, and inflation) impose on them . We
will make smartcash ubiquitous in Togo with high utility and velocity - with its
greater security, medium-of-exchange and store-of-value properties than legacy
currencies or fiat.


BUDGET
transportation to and within each region for a month    $900.00
Accommodation for a month 3 people                                   $1000.00  

Smartcash T-shirts for participants in a region       $900
Conference room for two conferences in a region                                      $1200
Refreshment for participants in a region                                               $950
Two SmartCash radio discussion                                                           $1000.00
One TV discussion in a region                                                              $600.00
Roll up banner                                                            $150.00
Smartcash stickers and fliers                                                                $250.00
Cost of photograph services                                                                  $500.00
Tokens for participants a month                                                            $300.00
Salary of  team 300*3 for a month                                                          $900.00
subtotal   $8,650

Total for three month 8650*3 = $25,950  

                                                    
End notes. The French west African countries have been quiet concerning cryptocurrency the likes of  Ivory coast, Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo. Our validity, investigation and research show that these countries are ready to embrace cryptocurrency. Other coin are planing to enter there. Dear smarties let's get this proposal pass in order to use first mover advantage to bring all the French speaking  countries under SmartCash control. Thanks for your vote. Togo for SmartCash, all French west African countries For SmartCash.

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
September 23, 2018 8,650.00 312,023.84 * Two conferences, continues meet up with ambassadors and businesses, SmartCash printed materials, two SmartCash radio discussion, one TV discussion token for participants at a conference and team salary. -
October 17, 2018 8,650.00 312,023.84 * Two conferences, continues meet up with ambassadors and businesses, SmartCash printed materials, two SmartCash radio discussion, one TV discussion token for participants at a conference and team salary. -
November 05, 2018 8,650.00 312,023.84 * Two conferences, continues meet up with ambassadors and businesses, SmartCash printed materials, two SmartCash radio discussion, one TV discussion token for participants at a conference and team salary. -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 25,950.00
  • Estimated SMART: 936,071.51
  • Estimated BTC: 4.09999323

Schedule

  • Created Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018 16:57:00 UTC ()
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Open to vote

Votes

4.67%
Yes (1832028.74986498)
95.00%
No (37250230.019925)
0.33%
Abstain (129567.92242809)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2018-09-08 13:06:51 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2018-09-08 13:07:19 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2018-09-13 16:56:38 Open voting. Deadline up to 2018-09-27 16:56:38. (slpin1) -

Comments

  • smartcash.ru 09/13/2018 18:22

    What???? 1,000,000 Smart for 6 events???? I am sorry but are you don't crazy??? At the narrowly-focused conferences, these events are much more effective and cheaper. Also, I do not understand who you are, what kind of conferences did you hold? Why do you think you can do this? Do you have a specific program for the event? What experience do you have? Why do you need $ 900 for T-shirts? Why such an expensive conference room? Why do you need discos? Do you really think that your target audience needs this? There are more answers than questions.

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