#174 SMARTCASH ROADSHOW, MERCHANT INTEGRATION AND BUSINESS ADDOPTION

By mohammedawalsani

Summary

This proposal is an extension of my current smartcash roadshow project currently in its third month in the northern part of Ghana with an addition of merchant and business integration. The roadshow has been successful in the two regions with participants mainly worried about how to get smartcash and where to spend it and this has necessitated incorporating businesses and merchant adoption into the roadshow activities. The roadshow will continue from the southern part of Ghana which is also the business hub starting from Accra in the coming months. Each region will still see two meet ups/conferences, two radio discussion and a TV discussion with a minimum of 40 participants per meet up and business presentations to bring businesses and merchants on board and to equip participants with the knowledge of what smartcash is, how to get started, how to trade in smartcash using exchanges and other online portal and the benefits of holding smartcash for longer period.

Description

Hello smartcash family! My name Mohammed Awal Sani known as Cryptowall on the smartcash discord page, from Ghana West Africa. I am submitting this proposal as my smartcash roadshow extension and to embark on extra activities on businesses and merchant adoption. The first phase of the smartcash roadshow in Ghana has been successfully done covering upper east, northern region and upper west region which constitute the northern part of Ghana. Videos and pictures of the first phase can be found here on my YouTube channel @cryptowall55, https://www.facebook.com/smartcashgh/ and @cryptowall55 on twitter.
I have since 2016 supported cryptotraveler in advocating cryptocurrency through meet ups and conferences under the umbrella of our free markets and liberty think tank: Center for Liberty and Entrepreneurship - www.cleghana.org. This project will be one of the best project for smartcash in Ghana and Africa.
The second phase of Smartcash will be geared towards the southern part of Ghana. The roadshow will go beyond meet ups, radio discussions and Television discussion. This will see business and merchants approach to get merchants and businesses to accept smartcash and make it an alternative medium of exchange to the Ghanaian cedis. Each of these meet ups are expected to record not less than 40 participants each and Smartcash tokens will be given to newbie’s and their addresses submitted to the community. The radio and TV discussions will feature call inn sessions for questions and answers and Smartcash tokens given to listeners who call to ask questions and or contribute. The radio discussions will be heard by over 20,000 people every week and over 1000,000 viewers to the TV discussions. At least 10 businesses and merchants will accept smartcash in the shot to medium term. The success of the roadshow in the northern part of Ghana so far has made smartcash one of the popular digital currencies in Ghana and the current extension aims at making smartcash the first cryptocurrency to have physical store front and kiosks and businesses where smartcash holders can exchange and/or use their fiat for smart and smart for fiat and for purchase of goods and services in Africa.

The aim of this proposal is to extend the current smartcash roadshow and to also introduce merchants and business integration to smartcash in another three regions of Ghana in the next three months with the aim of using existing MOBILE MONEY/MPESA agents to incoporate smartcash into their operations.

This cycle of the project will start from march and end in May. This will start in the national capital (Greater Accra region) to the Ashanti region and end in the Brong Ahafo region with each region getting at least five mobile money agents recruited and trained to exchange smartcash for fiat and fiat for smartcash.Meetings will be held with at least two business to push the agenda to get some businesses start accepting smartcash as a medium of payment for goods and services in Ghana.

This project will contribute significantly in pushing smartcash to be the best digital currency interms of addoption and usage and a perfect alternative to the fiat currency. 

I am asking for US$19866 every month for the next three months to cover three region, Greater Accra, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region then I will roll inn for another cycle in other to cover the entire country with the smartcash roadshow and business adoption campaign.

BUDGET

Transportation to and within each region for one month                        $3000.00
Accommodation for 8days a month for 5 people                                   $4000.00
Feeding for team                                                                               $2000.00
Smartcash T-shirts for participants in a region                                      $1200.00
Conference room for two meet ups in a region                                      $1200.00
Refreshment for participants in a region                                               $1920.00
Two smartcash radio discussion                                                           $1000.00
One TV discussion in a region                                                              $1500.00
Background smartcash drop down banner                                             $150.00
Smartcash stickers and fliers                                                                $150.00
Cost of photograph services                                                                  $500.00
Tokens for participants a month                                                            $300.00
Token for team and volunteers                                                              $2000.00
SUB-TOTAL                                                                                          $18920
Contingency (5%of 18920)                                                                   $946.00
GRAND TOTAL                                                                                   $19866

 

Justification

proof of work will be shown through pictures and video coverage of each activity through out the proposal cycle and links shared with the community to evaluate the progress of the project each month before the preceeding month activities start. Meet ups and radio dicussions will be covered live on facebook and twitter for the community to follow in realtime

Also there will media coverage such as radio, print and electronic media campaign and marketing through out the cycle but social media such as facebook, twitter and youTube will be used to publish pictures and videos. Radio stations will be used to market merchants and businesses that will accept smartcash for exchange of goods and services

 

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
March 03, 2018 19,866.00 1,188,276.68 Two meet ups, two radio interview, a TV interview, one on one MOBILE MONEY/MPESA agents meeting by team, business meetings and presentation and training of recruited agents and businesses and branding of agents points and businesses -
April 07, 2018 19,866.00 1,188,276.68 Two meet ups, two radio interview, a TV interview, one on one MOBILE MONEY/MPESA agents meeting by team, business meetings and presentation and training of recruited agents and businesses and branding of agents points and businesses -
May 05, 2018 19,866.00 1,188,276.68 Two meet ups, two radio interview, a TV interview, one on one MOBILE MONEY/MPESA agents meeting by team, business meetings and presentation and training of recruited agents and businesses and branding of agents points and businesses -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 59,598.00
  • Estimated SMART: 3,564,830.04
  • Estimated BTC: 18.10933660

Schedule

  • Created Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 02:18:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Completed

Votes

58.05%
Yes (1,715,891.04)
41.95%
No (1,240,137.23)
0.00%
Abstain (73.53)

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Comments

  • honeybooboo 02/22/2018 14:21

    You are asking for a ridiculous amount of money. I don’t know what the prices are like in Ghana, but your transportation and accommodation budget would be too high even for the US. You can easily cut the price of this in half, and it would probably still be too much. The goal is not to live it large while promoting smartcash, it’s to get the job done efficiently. $100 per person per night accommodation?? I'm pretty sure there are cheaper options in Ghana. $3000 for transportation? Renting a limo?

    mastin 02/22/2018 14:47

    Renting a limo? - Hiring a helicopter, I guess. Insane pricing, agreed

    mohammedawalsani 02/22/2018 17:03

    thank you for your comment. this budget is not in anyway overpriced, accommodation of 100$ per head is on average in this part of the country that this activities will be held. there are hotels that cost over 500$/night and this is the capital where almost everything captured is this budget is far expensive as compared to where we previously had our programs in the northern part of Ghana. accommodation, feeding, transportation, conference and media is expensive in these this cities which is verifiable over the internet and if you compare the previous budget to this that should give you an insight. this project also combined the current roadshow that is ending this month in addition merchant and business adoption. this seeks to provide the community value for money. i think cost in the US obviously cant be compared to Ghana because things i believe are cheaper in US compared to Ghana even though i have not been to the US but inflationary figures can justify this. thank you again for such an interesting comment. i believe things should be clear for this community to know their resources are spent judiciously.

  • mastin 02/22/2018 14:45

    Accommodation for 8days a month for 5 people - $4000.00 That makes $100 per person per night. Are you only accept 5 star hotels? This is just an example, many other costs including transportation also look overly expensive. Where is "salary" tab? Or do you prefer to overprice everything and grab money for your team from there? Do you feel fine ripping off community budget?

    mastin 02/22/2018 15:46

    Oh, now I see salary - tokens for the team and volunteers. Still, other prices aren't justified.

    mohammedawalsani 02/22/2018 18:36

    thank you for such a good comment, i believe in value for money and this community deserve value for every cent that will be spent on a project. transportation include cost of transporting the team from their respective destination to where the event will take place each week in every month, some will travel far over 12 hours. and also that will take care of movement within the region for the entire month. unfortunately the nature of trafic in this cities cause you 100% over the amount you budget for sometimes as i have personally experience this with uber on several occasions. this 3000$ if you break it down over the 8 days that the team will be actively working each month will give you 75$/ person and that i think is reasonable and should not be perceived overpriced. accommodation is taken on average and also base on hotels with quality services such as security and internet service and that is why there is no component for data in the budget. 100$ accommodation can provide some important services and also some level of security through out the project cycle. thank you again for such brilliant observation in the budget and hope this response provide some clarification

    Andyseus36 03/05/2018 22:17

    Hes asking for an insane amount of money. Not only that his grand total is skewed. He is not asking for $20k. He is asking for $60k which is RIDICULOUS.

  • mohammedawalsani 03/01/2018 00:33

    THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INCREASE MERCHANT AND STREET VENDOR ADOPTION FOR ACCEPTING SMARTCASH PAYMENT ACCOMODATION FOR 5 PEOPLE A MONTH accomodation per day $50 number of days 8 number of persons 5 Total accomodation cost $2000 TRANSPORTATION PER MONTH: cost per day (per person) $37.5 number of days 8 number of persons 5 Total transportation cost $1500 FEEDIND COST PER MONTH FOR TEAM: cost per day (per person) $25 number of days 8 number of persons 5 Total feeding cost $1000 SMARTCASH T-SHIRTS PER MONTH: cost per t-shirts $5 number of t-shirts 240 Total cost of t-shirts $1200 COST OF CONFERENCE ROOM PER MONTH: 1ST meet-up(LEGON) $600 2ND meet-up (LABADI) $600 Total venue cost(projector and PA system included) $1200 REFRESHMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS: number of people expected 200 amount per person $5 Total cost $1000 RADIO DISCUSSION: peace fm (MULTIMEDIA) $1000 love fm(MULTIMEDIA) $1000 Total cost of radio talk $2000 SMARTCASH TV TALKSHOW PER MONTH: TV3, GHOne,joynews $2000 Smartcash banners $150 Smartcash stickers and fliers $150 photographs and video coverage per month $500 Tokens for newbies $300 Team reward per month: number of persons 5 amount per person $400 Total for reward $2000 SUB-TOTAL $15000 Contingency (5/100*15000) $750 GRAND TOTAL $15750 The goal of this proposal is to increase merchant and street vendor adoption for accepting smartcash payments in Ghana. For smartcash to be useful it must be accepted for payment of goods and services. This will also educate the public especially those who recieve remitance the benfits of getting remitances through smartcash BUDGET JUSTIFICATION The above media stations, TV and Radio are chosen because they are covered nationwide that makes them the stations with the largest viewers and listeners respectively covering over 1000000 people of the population that makes the cost increase more than three times the previous budget. Aside the number of people this station coverers, they also offer free one month sponsored ad news item. The number of T-shirts has been increased to take care of the growing demand of the smartcash T-shirts. Other cost such as transportation, feeding and accommodation have increase due to distance and high cost of living in these cities. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHOWING CONCERN ABOUT THE PROJECT. I THINK THIS IS FOR NOTHING BUT TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THIS GREAT COMMUNITY

  • mohammedawalsani 03/02/2018 19:53

    hi everyone! This is my google drive link where you can find pictures and videos of my previous roadshow that ended last month in the northern part of Ghana. This current proposals seeks to extend the roadshow and also get merchants and businesses involve in the smartcash ecosystem in the southern part which is also the business hub .https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SLIbeItQl3P17e8UsxLqljPy0LoisQGn?usp=sharing

  • mohammedawalsani 03/02/2018 19:54

    hi everyone! This is my google drive link where you can find pictures and videos of my previous roadshow that ended last month in the northern part of Ghana. This current proposals seeks to extend the roadshow and also get merchants and businesses involve in the smartcash ecosystem in the southern part which is also the business hub .https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SLIbeItQl3P17e8UsxLqljPy0LoisQGn?usp=sharing

  • mohammedawalsani 03/02/2018 19:58

    You can checkout my latest Radio interview with wfm in the upper west region of Ghana which was live on Twitter. Please consider voting yes for this proposal which the Ghanaian people are waiting for. https://twitter.com/cryptowall55/status/968855043217805312?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eios%7Ctwgr%5Eother%7Ctwcon%5E7100%7Ctwterm%5E1

  • mohammedawalsani 03/02/2018 19:58

    You can checkout my latest Radio interview with wfm in the upper west region of Ghana which was live on Twitter. Please consider voting yes for this proposal which the Ghanaian people are waiting for. https://twitter.com/cryptowall55/status/968855043217805312?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Eios%7Ctwgr%5Eother%7Ctwcon%5E7100%7Ctwterm%5E1