#457 Workshop for creating a SmartNode for the southern German Crypto Community

By JediWed


There is a huge crypto community in southern Germany (Stuttgart) with a non-profit organization and monthly public meetings with a lot of participants. Goal of this proposal is to hold a workshop to show what SmartCash is and to create a SmartNode.


A non-profit organization called Bitcoin User Group Stuttgart e.V. (BUGS e.V.) holds a monthly public meeting for everyone who is interested in crypto currencies. BUGS e.V. is a non-profit organization with the goal to educate everyone with crypto currencies. What are crypto currencies? What can I do with them? How can I accept crypto currencies on my shop? And so on...

This would be a great opportunity to show to these user

  • What SmartCash is
  • How SmartCash works
  • Benefits of SmartCash
  • How SmartNodes and SmartRewards are working
  • A Workshop to set up an own SmartNode

Why funding is needed?

At least 10,000 smart for creating a SmartNode of course.

Additionally some advertisement is needed with flyer, online ads and so on to get a big audience. Again about 10,000 smart.

Where it will be held?

Southern Germany, Stuttgart.

When it will be?

Due the public meetings are monthly based and it's always the first thursday 08/02/2018 would be too short-termed. The perfect date would be 09/06/2018

What will it cost?

It will be free, of course.

More Information

If the funding is successful it will be announced on the official website of the public meeting (www.bitcoin-stuttgart.de) and on the website of BUGS e.V. (www.bugs-ev.de).




Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
September 05, 2018 2,000.00 677,362.22 * Event will be held -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 2,000.00
  • Estimated SMART: 677,362.22
  • Estimated BTC: 0.21695912


  • Created Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Saturday, July 21, 2018 02:43:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


  • Not Funded


Yes (757,849.79)
No (2,290,857.21)
Abstain (144,433.60)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid


  • knifewounds 07/06/2018 04:55

    What is the average attendance at this meet up? Will the SMART used to create the node be returned after the event?

  • JediWed 07/06/2018 06:33

    Somewhere I read it‘s not possible to return something to the community. How could it be done? The plan was to use it for further Workshops (this will be not the last one). Another possibility could be to use it as a giveaway. The count of attendees on a normal meetup varies. Between 20 and 40. We hope for a bigger audience on the workshop.

    knifewounds 07/07/2018 19:15

    Gotta go with NO on this one. I have concerns that you are keeping 50% of the requested funds for yourself, this is not efficient. Also you did not outline anything about the SmartCard in your description and that is a missed opportunity. There are a variety of ways to educate the audience on the workings of the Smartnodes without building one on the spot like using a video, a walk-through, or your own funds for this process.

    JediWed 07/08/2018 19:02

    This is not a sales event. The main goal is to set up a smartnode. SmartCard has nothing to do with a SmartNode. And it was planned to say 1-2 words to SmartCard within the part "What's SmartCash".

    JediWed 07/08/2018 19:06

    Without building one? That's the same argumentation if you say: you don't have to write some code. Just watch a video and you'll get a coder.

    knifewounds 07/08/2018 04:13

    This is 50 bucks - 100 bucks per participant, thats high.

    JediWed 07/08/2018 19:03

    You have the premise, that this workshop will have the same number of participants like the regular meet ups. But the regular meet ups don't have a budget of 2000$ to promote them ;) As I told already I await a bigger audience than the regular meet ups.

  • mjthestudentactuary 07/08/2018 18:52

    I think this is a great idea!! Will support

    JediWed 07/08/2018 19:03

    Thank you.

  • mjthestudentactuary 07/10/2018 11:59

    I wonder if people with SmartNodes vote down proposals that encourage more SmartNodes to be set up as more SmartNodes means less payout to each individual SmartNode holder.

  • PetterEck 07/11/2018 23:25

    I think it is a great idea and I voted yes! You can reuse the funds to demo it again some other time if the meetup is regularly held