#417 SMARTCASH ROADSHOW, MERCHANT INTEGRATION AND BUSINESS ADDOPTION EXTENSION

By mohammedawalsani

Summary

This proposal is an extension of my current smartcash roadshow project currently in its Sixth month in the Brong Ahafo region 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 Eastern region, Western region, Volta region and Central region. Each region will see a conference, two radio discussion and a TV discussion with a minimum of 100 participants comprising of business owners, agencies and the general public

Description

Hello smarties! 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 second phase of the smartcash roadshow in Ghana has been successfully covered another three regions, greater Accra, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region of Ghana making it a total of six regions effectively covered so far in six regions and more than 1000s wallets have been created. Updates on the previous works can be found on YouTube @cryptowall55, twitter @cryptowall55 and Facebook @smartcashgh. Through the second phase of the project, 0ver 1000s of individuals and some businesses got to know about smartacsh and its amazing features such as the smart rewards and the speed of transactions. The most important part is the outreach to as many people and businesses through our meetups and the mass communication media to create awareness and education for future adoption and acceptance. It’s worth noting that every new revolution takes time before massive adoption and mainstreaming due to some level of risk. I am however confident that smartcash have a positive growth potentials considering its age and its popularity. Smartcash will be the dominant cryptocurrency for the exchange of goods and services in the near future considering the various efforts by various teams sponsored by smartcash all over the globe.

Gradually cryptocurrency adoption in Africa is taking roots at an admirable pace. However, one critical area that needs a big push is merchants and business acceptance as a form of payment for goods and services. It is very indispensable since that will boost adoption and offer Africans the freedom and convenience virtual currencies brings and to bridge the currency limitation of international trade. None the less, getting smartcash to the masses is still very paramount that need more of outreach. Also it is crucial to get more fiat/smartcash exchanges that can provide liquidity to smartcash holders. Businesses will be motivated to accept smartcash if there is a large user base and the only way to expand user base is through aggressive outreach.

Ghana is one of the four countries where cryptocurrency adoption is picking up remarkably in Africa. The West African Nation is home to over 25.9 million people and counted among entities where monetary mismanagement has ruined lives and wealth creation. There is no doubt the country is ripe for use of cryptocurrencies

The third phase of the roadshow will be geared towards covering the remaining four regions of Ghana. The roadshow will take different dimension in this round, holding regional conference in each of the four regions with at least 100participants comprising of business owners and potential investors, two radio discussions to reach over 50000 listerners and a Television discussion to reach over 1million people. 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 cedi and also expand the user base in Ghana. The conference will also see government agencies to discuss how to enhance the public sector with the blockchain technology and the relevance of cryptocurrency in our lives and the Ghanaian economy using smartcash as a case study. 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 200,000 people every week and over 1000,000 viewers to the TV discussions. At least 10s of business owners will take part in the conference in each region to learn how to internationalise their businesses using smartcash as medium of exchange. The success of the roadshow and other projects carried out by various teams in Ghana has made smartcash popular in Ghana than any cryptocurrency. The extension of this project will further make smartcash popular in the remaining four regions. The project will continue to pursue the mobile money/mpesa agenda in the rest of the regions to be covered by outreach even though the acceptance is not much. I anticipate a positive results soon.

This phase of the project will start from June and end in september. This will start from Eastern Region, Western, Central Region and Volter Region with massive outreach to potential investors and businesses in each region. The likes of smartrewards and smartnode will be used to make smartcash appealing to investors

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

ACTION PLAN:

  1. A conference will be organised in each region comprising of business owners, mobile money operators, potential investors and government agencies.
  2. Businesses that have willingly accepted to incorporate smartcash in to their businesses will be giving additional extensive training on smartcash and how to use the wallet for sending and receiving payment
  3. Recruiting ambassadors and training them to attend to businesses in each region
  4. Getting smartcash listed on other fiat-crypto exchanges in Ghana.eg payplux.com and others

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

The team have done successfully organised 12 meetups, 12 radio interview, and six TV discussion creating more than 2000 wallets for the past six months. See pictures and videos in the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzmNIOkd44&t=28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQblrdRpcS8&t=384s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ULbd3JzIOw&t=221s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMxjIspUIQw&t=10s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swrjr9BoFfw&t=10s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9OyckUS9sQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxnuDJOLvBA&t=6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqRjs-zuP0s

https://imgur.com/81f7tr0

https://imgur.com/1KQP525

https://imgur.com/E60OQlY

https://imgur.com/rihTv8p

https://imgur.com/R0eh2cq

I am asking for US$15120 every month for the next four months to cover the remaining four regions of Ghana, Eastern, Central, Western and Volter region. This will bring the roadshow activities to and end and this will be replicated in two French countries that share bothers with Ghana. Togo and Burkina Faso

BUDGET

Transportation to and within each region for one month                      $1500
Accommodation for a month for 5 people                                            $2000
Feeding for team                                                                               $1000
Smartcash T-shirts for participants in a region                                      $1200
Conference room for  meet in a region                                                 $600
Refreshment for participants in a region                                               $1000
Two smartcash radio discussion                                                           $2000
One TV discussion in a region                                                              $2000
Background smartcash drop down banner                                            $150
Smartcash stickers and fliers                                                               $150
Cost of photograph services                                                                $500
Tokens for participants a month                                                           $300
Token for team and volunteers                                                             $2000
SUB-TOTAL                                                                                         $14400
Contingency (5%of 14400)                                                                  $720
GRAND TOTAL                                                                                  $15120

justification

the entire six months covered have been recorded in video and also pictures available, this will also be have videos, pictures and reports and the community will be updated at each mile stone.

NOTE:

  1. THIS PROPOSAL IS TO COVER THE REMAINING FOR REGIONS OF GHANA THAT MADE THE COST HIGHER THAN THE PREVIEWS PROPOSAL THAT WAS FOR THREE MONTHS.
  2. NO MONEY WILL BE REQUESTED FROM THE TREASURY APART FROM THE ONES IN THIS BUDGET
  3. THE BUDGET IN THIS PROPOSAL CONSTITUTE THE MAXIMUM FUNDS REQUIRED TO CONTINUE THIS PROJECT

 

 

 

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
June 08, 2018 15,120.00 4,496,779.85 * Each region will see a masterclass conference, two radio talkshow, a tv discussion, and training for businesses and merchants that have accepted to addopt smartcash -
July 06, 2018 15,120.00 4,496,779.85 * July will a conference in Koforidua a radio talkshow and a television interview -
August 06, 2018 15,120.00 4,496,779.85 * There will be a conference with instituations, bussinesses pottential investors, Radio interview, TV interview and training for merchants and businesses -
September 06, 2018 15,120.00 4,496,779.85 * western region is another commercial city that will see a conference, radio interview, TV interview and training for businesses and merchants -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 60,480.00
  • Estimated SMART: 17,987,119.40
  • Estimated BTC: 5.75587821

Schedule

  • Created Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:27:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

18.51%
Yes (4,421,421.55)
81.49%
No (19,465,683.57)
0.00%
Abstain (0.00)

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