Hi since the panel selection phase of Lab Fund has been over I taught it would be nice to open up discussion channel on project I have started a little over a month a go. Its about Crypto Link which is a Discord multi functional and multi community bot currently running currently on Stellar Testnet. Leveraging the characteristics of Stellar Lumen and issued token on Stellar chain, allows for execution of peer-to-peer crypto transactions, token ICOs/project promotions, and Discord community monetization opportunities.
Currently the project is a "two-man band" running on as we started little over a month a go and has been till now self-funded.
Lab fund details are a bit outdated as a lot has been changed.
In recent years Discord has gained popularity across all spectrum of users. Still considered as a gamers platform, in recent years, drastic increase of crypto and other topic specific communities has been observed.
From year 2016 - 2019 user registration count has gone up from 25 million to drastic 250 million with monthly active users set to 100 million. There is 6.7 million Discord Active Servers where total daily activity is set to 14 million users. More on statistics can be found in this article.
Taking beforementioned statistics, Ease of Discord server creation, and support for bots, represent an enormous potential and opportunity for Stellar Ecosystem to gain additional exposure, and bring its unique characteristics of fast low-cost transactions and low-cost token creation to the masses.
Having that in mind, we have therefore set on the road to create Crypto Link Discord bot, a "bridge" between Stellar Ecosystem and Discord Platform. Through its use, every Discord user and Discord server will be able to create tokens on Stellar Network, execute payments, and create full blown economy as they see fit for their daily operations.
Additionally, Crowdfunding activities costs a lot of resources before ideas can obtain initial funds for project development. Therefore we have decided to expand Crypto Link beyond the limits of the bot. Its ecosystem will involve as well project accelerator program, where potential projects/ideas will be granted Crypto Link staff support, in order to shad a light on the idea and make a first step in crypto-sphere.
Some of the functions:
- Crypto Link Uplink
Its a service allowing guild owners to link-up with the Crypto Link(CL) system and get all notifications on what is happening around the Discord communities which have integrated CL into the system.
- Peer to peer off chain XLM and token transactions
Currently we have two transaction types available for P-2-P XLM and Tokens. One type is public, where content of the transaction and value are displayed to CL Uplink and the other one is private where content and value of transaction is known only to the sender and recipient. To be able to identify type of transactions we have selected emoji🕵️ for it. Both participants receive transaction report with conversion rates. Example as a sender for public:
Example as a sender for private
- Merchant activity
Merchant allows guild owners to sell Discord roles to their members which vary in duration and price. Fully customizable it give the opportunity to structure the community and services to 100% fit the needs. Once user purchases, funds are transferred to guild owner wallet and role given to the user.
- Crowdfunding, ICO's, project promotions
CL will allows projects which will fit the standards, to organize as well part of crowdfunding, ICO's over discord. They will have their own assigned wallet in the system, where users will be able to purchase tokens with XLM.
- Command List to operate with CL
All currently integrated commands (User accounts, merchant, guild owner, etc) into the system are briefly explained in CL Command Map
There will be other areas expanded in the future but a being a two man band and both coders (one professional, and other just a fan) we are running short on time and skills. If someone would like to join the team and contribute in some other area than development, please feel free to contact us.
If you want to check, test or be in contact in regards with what we are up with this are currently the links:
I would like to invite everyone to drop by our Discord Server where you can test it and follow the latest about it.
Otherwise feel free to post and comments, concerns, questions, and ill be glad and happy to answer them.