Difficulties of translation (c) Tao, or Cryptofshor in practice
Below is the experience of participating in different Tao from 2016 to 2022. More precisely-since 2012, because the bitcoin-how-network-DAO and certainly, but still in the generally accepted sense of Tao were born in 2016-after The Dao, which was like an LLC with the name “this is LLC” and therefore popularized, albeit not in the best aspect, the term itself.
So, what will be discussed?
- About what is and is not Tao: with examples;
- What difficulties and tasks must be solved so that Tao earned;
- What problems and prospects await us.
And all this through Dao Synergis. But first-a couple of words and some slides about https://gagarin.news/news/sec-vs-kim-kardashian-the-star-will-pay-a-fine-for-crypto-advertising/ him.
This Tao was organized in 2016, and in 2017 two crises already survived: the first was associated with the exit from an LLC, which was created for a ligament with offline, 3 of 4 founders, the second, on the contrary, with an increase in the flow of customers in November-December 2017 GG. By exponent.
Actually, the 6th anniversary of the DAO and prompted me to write this material.
So, in the spring of 2016, a decision was made to create LLC/Tao Synergis. And after that it developed due to the increase:
- Areas of work (from legal consulting-to economic, then to the technical; then-audit; then-development together with Iber and others; in parallel and always-analytics of projects; later-crowd- “Investing” in Dapps/L1-decisions, etc.D.);
- Number of participants.
The scheme below shows a segment of this path:
And although the work of Tao is often associated with the personal brand of Menaskop, at different times the participants in this decentralized autonomous organization were: a. Alekseev (lawyer), in. Skutelnik (lawyer), in. Petrov (lawyer), s.Lev (economist), l. Borovik (lawyer), and. SHADOGUBOV (trader), D. Ivanov (lawyer), g. Sidorenko (manager), and. Malashkevich (analyst), e. Bobuh (analyst), n. Goncharova (analyst), p. Didkovsky (trader), e. Romanenko (economist) and many others. The full report will be at the end of the year, but for now – to the details.
And although today many people think about “quit and go to work in Tao”, in fact, we have implemented this scheme several years ago. But not at once. Here are a few significant milestones:
- Genesis occurred in 2016;
- But only by the end of 2017 3 promising and profitable directions were distinguished:
- Data analytics for ICO (later – IEO/IDO/ETC.);
- Legal consulting (later – economic/financial, even later – technical audit);
At the beginning of 2017 (more than 300,000 downloads for 3 parts: in addition to Forklog, the link was on the XAKEP, and the Habr, and in many telegram channels: in general-we caught hype and not small, although the goal was to systematize that a little, which was to the excitement-17);
- One of the first books on the legal regulation of cryptocurrencies in mid -2017 (about 10,000 downloads);
- Content marketing (over 6 years-over 3,000 articles and other materials, not counting posts in social. networks and Telegram channels: a small part of the works can be found at the link);
- Training courses: free in 90% of cases;
As a result, the business began to be based on 4 whales:
- Development and/or audit of project architecture;
- Tokenomics (not only a number of scientific and popular science articles were published here, but also two books that summarize the empirical experience of different years);
- Analytics (both open – in approximately 80% of cases, and to order/paid);
- Audit and consulting (right, financial, technical).
At the same time, it is extremely important that training in itself is not a phenomenon of monetization for Tao, but the form of attracting new participants and partners. Perhaps at this moment it is worth focusing a little more.
Work (c) DAO
So, the work base is clear-audit, consulting, analytics and development together with someone. What’s next? Further – each of the experts can participate in relations with Tao in one of the three options:
- Someone from Tao gives the client to the client and then revenues The customer is distributed as follows: 10% – the total fund of the Tao (about him – below), 10% – to the participant inviting the client, 80% to the expert;
- The expert takes the client data from the general database of Tao, then: 10% – to the total fund of Tao, 90% to the expert;
- The expert himself finds the client: in this case, Tao receives a donat from the expert, while the donat is not mandatory.
Now The next obvious question: “Why is there no token?” .
We will answer him with the question: “Why?”. After all, each of the experts receives everything in cryptocurrency (more on this – a little more below) and/or tokens and therefore there is no sense in the artificially additional essence of the great, but creating 100500+ “new” token is a story about hype, and not conscientious work. Not about us in general. In addition, we ourselves often discourage this to do this, where token is the fifth wheel (if not a column).
At the same time, there have been no questions to the general fund for a long time, because in fact, 99% of customers come through crowd marketing: word of mouth, articles/books, videos and other interviews, etc.D. We even refused the site and audit from the site: only chats,
As for the general fund of the Tao, here are the examples of its bright distributions:
- Writing a book about Web 3.0: Part of the funds were personal from Menaskop, part from the general fund;
- Synergis advertising.Lab;
- Payment of hosting for Itsynergis, Synergislab, NFTOF.Day and other sites;
In addition, to be completely correct, it is worth saying that each of the participants has the right to transfer their funds not to the general fund of the Tao, but to charity. The only condition is that the one who comes to the donation takes cryptocurrency/tokens. An example can be viewed by link .
Another feature of DAO Synergis is the acquaintance of the participants . Say, many analysts do not know each other, like lawyers and is done intentionally: so more objectivity in their reports is preserved. A lot more. On the other hand, the participants of the Tao’s nucleus (this is about 13 experts from 42 for today) can be unfamiliar with each other, but cross somewhere in another Tao: it was with DAO Envelop, where they crossed it. Romanenko, Menaskop, p. Didkovsky, d. Ivanov. The same applies to the AD hoc events, say, a course in master nodes from Rimus, Menaskop, E. Romanenko and Co.
Finally, today there are three large micro-owners with different names, whose participants may not intersect with each other at all:
Perhaps the biggest achievement of Tao, in addition to the huge base of free works for training web 3.0 wisdom, it is worth calling the development scheme due to the budding. Immediately – infographics:
That is, in fact, thanks to Synergis.Lab in 2018 (with the advent of g. Sidorenko from Icotracker) Gradually, this direction developed and cooperation appeared both with the newly created DAO – Metago, Viz, Iterra, Envelop, Sharmshark, and already working.
At the same time, the following iterations can be called a positive example of crowd marketing:
- Video course “100 questions about ICO” together with ITuber;
- Video course with Lybrion and others. by sto;
- ANSH courses from E. Romanenko;
- Envelop video channel .
Synpat was also created in the collaboration – the prototype of the copyright protection system: this concept was brought to the working condition already in Sharpshark. Another example of this kind is analytics for the channel p.News (2016-2017.), as a result of which the BitWalking service was tested, and its concept for blockchain-business courses was presented to the founder of Kineskop-in. Bukharov (a student of that course, with entrepreneurial experience for more than 20 years), as a result of which the Sportcoin project, which anticipated STEPN, was born, and the ITERRA ecosystem was already released from the SC .
Therefore, our main goal is not to earn only on primary consulting and/or audit, but to create long-term relationships and make money on satellite projects, becoming part of their Tao and/or at least-once in their dapps. No matter how it sounds.
Achievements of Tao
The first and unconditional achievement is the fact that ICO in the universally recognized sense we did not conduct. We had a stage of raising funds in order for the new participants to test the process of writing White Paper, the creation of tokenomics, the development of documentation, etc.D., For which about $ 10,000 were collected, of which 90% belonged to those who eventually became part of the Tao and returned investments with more than 10% (approximately) were returned to our services discounts. In any case, except for this symbolic amount, no investments, except for their own forces, time and funds of the participants. And therefore started not as a startup, but a full -fledged business And they have already survived two crypto-winter ones successfully. And we will survive many more.
The second achievement is our training cycle:
In fact, they closed a huge segment in the Russian -speaking market for free and so far a few have been repeated to repeat this experiment, namely:
- Webinars of various formats, including VR and others: now Dao Metago is massively engaged in this;
- Articles in various publications: from Habr & Forklog – to Forbes;
- Manuals, brochures and so on;
- Training videos and podcasts;
- Free books;
- Mitaps and online meetings of the community;
- And much more.
At the same time, we managed to earn in parallel:
- On micro- “investment”, putting superprofits in charity, and profit in crowd marketing;
- The very writing articles (the best example is Golos, although Steem, Cent and others also gave a profit);
- Of course, this is the main thing – on affiliate projects: starting from Trustee, completing Infabrika.
Of course, we are not Maker DAO and not Bankless, but we completely took place in our niches. And first of all, due to the creation of public, mass practices, among which we will highlight:
- Methodology for analyzing crypto projects 4K;
- Basic methods of fundamental analysis;
- Mining man;
The lists are all open, because it makes no sense to list completely – for a long time, but not to say that there is still – also not true. And now – about problems. There are few of them, but they are.
Problems of Tao
There are no ideal Tao, like organizations, and will not be. We are (no) exception. Our first problem – Scaling : We can attract 50-100 or even 1000 experts in 5-10 years. But not 1,000,000. Automation is not our horse: creativity, accuracy, innovation – yes, but not automation for the sake of mass. Although, of course, we can automate like no one: I just do not want to turn the unique into everyday. And that’s it.
The second problem , What follows from the first – capitalization : It is unlikely that without ICO/IDO, investments of a different sense we will compete with a large consulting fourth on coverage or with large Tao in attractiveness. But such goals are not worth it. Even tasks. Our mission is simple: find the best in our niches and unite them under a single brand. At least for a while.
The third problem is a fluid Among lawyers and analysts. The fact is that we teach everyone for free and when people understand how much crypto-legalist and/or crypto-analytics earn in the bull market, they just go further. Often not even remembering us: a talented worker without experience is always better than someone trained (c) No-Name Tao? Apparently for a number of people – yes. But these are inevitable losses: they will continue. This is our model.
Another problem: general projects . They do not always take off and it can, yes, no – it complicates 100%, the interaction of participants in further work. The brightest example is the release of co-founders from the core of the Tao in the fall of 2017, as well as the release of Synergis.Lab in the summer of 2019. And there is only one reason – an overload with an emphasis on personal relations. Sometimes it happens. This is also an inevitable “evil”.
But in general, these are problems of “generally”, but in particular, this can also be interpreted as features: to whom it is nicer.
The future of Tao
Does DAO Synergis have it, which has since 2019-2020. There is not even an official website?
We believe that yes. Firstly, the primary entrance to the community-through the Synergis chat and the Web3news channel, first of all, works and excellent. Secondly, experts are slowly trying different projects and many of them are obtained: we note the general trading strategy. Didkovsky and a. SHADOGUBOVA; Joint courses with. Simanovsky, Menaskop, E. Romanenko and others; writing books; joint development with Iber, Dapss from Envelop, and T.D.
At the same time, our Tao does not work with fiat . Only tokens and coins. There is no goal in profit – only receiving incentives from partners, participants and customers. There is participation in all projects through tokens (usually 90/10, but there are 50/50 and other proportions), which means that any “shot” client is superprofit.
The main thing is that there are formalized processes:
- Procedure for processing applications: starting from the records of the principles set forth in the manifesto, ending with the deadline for delivery of work;
- Payment procedure: mainly ETH, less often-BTC, for novice customers-DAI and other stablecoins;
- Expansion of the circle of services provided according to the scheme indicated above;
- Development of the community due to constant learning.
At the same time, all our multisig accounts are purely AD HOC; The manifesto in the final version was never recorded at least the vast majority of participants; But the vote is not held – there is simply no need in it: if you want to do it, take it and do it, as Ras said. Branson.
And we are Tao : decentralized to not (more than 30 countries per 42 people); Autonomous due to the entrance to the crypto-offshore at the very early stage; organized using minimal formalization and simple rules. Therefore, when you need to put the seal, they go to Deloitte, when you need to deeply work out the legal issue and for moderate money – to us; When it is necessary to develop tokensomics for every taste – they go to us when they want to pay a lot of money for this to show VCS “work” (not the result of labor) – to newly -minted experts; When they want to conduct an audit of smart contracts and architecture, they are associated with us and Iber, and when they want a nameplate on the site, they follow Certic. And this is normal : There will always be a demand in brands: we create the demand for knowledge, competencies and specific skills. If you want, we decentralize the brand.
This is all Dao Synergis salt . Come. Study. Sew into the fabric of our cosmas and