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1  Economy / Economics / On Crypto Game Business Models on: October 16, 2021, 05:03:54 PM
After a lot of experimentation and testing I have come to a lot of the same conclusions that others have regarding the crypto gaming industry. For the sake of keeping this as short as possible, there are a few points that I want to address as a developer and I’m hoping to get some feedback here because we all want a healthy market for this stuff.

1) Requiring a user to buy anything upfront or at all is the devil.

2) People would rather just play the damn game and if the crypto is cool or earnable, great.

3) Keep-it-simple, I’m a programmer and I get a headache reading some of this stuff. It also just comes off as a scam because it is confusing.

So we know that networked games cost. In my experience, you’ll be paying at least $120/mo in hosting if you roll out your own chain and it’s a (very) small mmo. This figure is based on my own experience developing these types of projects. And for some of you that is cheap but for say, an indie developer, looking to check out this space it’s not really because that fluctuates (typically upward over time).

Now then we need to talk about fundraising. You really can’t, unless you do an ICO (assuming you have your own coin/token) or similar which brings us back to the nuances of #1. Somebody has to pay for these games and mainstream gamers absolutely will not (and largely kind of hate crypto anything) but if you’re lucky they’ll check it out.

This leaves crypto enthusiasts to foot the bill but that actually works because once they buy into any crowdfunding-oriented pre-sale they now have a game currency ready to use and flex on all those gamers. And probably some profit by the time it comes out. Or they can just use it all in the game. I think that’s cool!

Except if you have your own token it’s considered centralized and now the crypto people kind of hate you too. But they might make some…money? It’s toxic and that’s a bad sentiment for the nascent crypto games business. 

In conclusion some developers (including myself) have watered down just how crypto the crypto game is. And nuked our own custom projects to support things like BTC in-game instead. Since it just “looked better” while incurring the same costs with less of the upside. In this case the dev would not have a supply of their own cryptocurrency to reward anyone or fund the game, and instead need to take fees from micro-transactions which nobody really likes in any context.

I’m typing this up because a lot of crypto game developers, including myself, are worried that we are already losing runway and success now seems to be based purely on hype and not solving real problems like these. These hype cycles only attract retail investors who don’t care about these problems. And trying to solve them means running into all these existing issues with no support.  Or so it seems. And so I’m here to get some thoughts on this and hear about what your favorite crypto game is and why.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - An Adult Cryptocurrency By Industry Pros on: October 05, 2021, 08:02:51 PM
The September report is now available.

September was exciting as the project received listings on CoinHunt, Nomics, Coinrankings and CoinSniper respectively. As a result we have extended our month-over-month column to include the “Total” amount of LOOD in circulation. A bounty campaign has also begun which has allowed us to take a more structured approach to token distribution and by extension, decentralizing the asset.

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: September 19, 2021, 10:37:15 PM
Our reporting did not begin until July. The LoodCash platform is also still in development. I do encourage you to check out our most recent post regarding the history of this project.

Small update, just yesterday we managed to create a screenshot based on WIP tech showing a glimpse into how the platform intends to support multiple adult cryptocurrencies.

Are you targeting just ERC20 tokens, or other Adult Entertainment related coins and tokens?  Will you also enable Bitcoin/DOGE/Ether wallets to enable in wallet exchanges?

Am looking forward to reading further developments of the application.

All adult industry related coins and tokens.  Including defunct ones in the future, for which we plan to offer a 1-to-1 swap.  Also yes there will be BTC support since initially the platform was meant to work only with Bitcoin-derived digital assets.  Thankfully this is no longer the case!
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: September 16, 2021, 04:49:24 PM
The adult industry in crypto is not new and I noticed many similar projects did not exist until now.
I looked on the website: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lood.cash

There is little traffic to the site. This shows that few people know about this project until now after 4 months of launch.

Our reporting did not begin until July. The LoodCash platform is also still in development. I do encourage you to check out our most recent post regarding the history of this project.

Small update, just yesterday we managed to create a screenshot based on WIP tech showing a glimpse into how the platform intends to support multiple adult cryptocurrencies.



Please do note that the developers of NAFTY and CUMMIES are not currently directly involved with our project.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: September 11, 2021, 07:52:14 PM

The August 2021 report is now available.

The Lood Company is also excited to announce a limited pre-sale of LOOD, issued at $0.00012 which will conclude once 13.6M tokens have been distributed.  For more details about the sale as well as some backstory regarding our project check out our first Medium post, "Not Another Adult Cryptocurrency..".
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: August 05, 2021, 05:55:07 PM
Strange, thanks for the heads up.  Definitely get in touch via Discord or Telegram I'll gladly give you some coins.

The Lood July report is now available.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: August 04, 2021, 12:39:06 PM
It pains me to report this to you, but LOOD isn't on Uniswap:

https://app.uniswap.org/#/swap?inputCurrency=0x0818ea089c657c53eb776ac3348edcf204011a4c

Thanks.

Looks like you were halfway there, you do need to import the coin in order to pair it for trading in Uniswap V3.  

Also quick update, The LOOD July report will be available before the weekend.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: July 31, 2021, 10:07:27 PM
Happy Saturday!

I just fixed a broken link and will be adding a few more resources to the original post.

Hello and welcome to the Bitcoin Talk Forum site!  I'm always on the look out for new investments to add to my portfolio. I was wondering, would it be possible for you to post the contract TX for us here please?  I use Android APP wallets Ballet, Tangem and coinomi and am able to add ERC20 etc contract tokens into those APPs (which is always a head start for new crypto ventures wanting to get their product out to the masses early).

0x0818eA089c657c53Eb776aC3348EDcf204011A4c

Also check us out on Etherscan for more information.

I wonder why the adult industry coins have been popping up a lot lately,,, I already started following two thinking it was unique but now more and more coming up.

None seem to be really doing something truly unique. One was NFT and one was currency, but what is the "special sauce" of your project?

Believe me I think there is great potential but so far nothing convinces me of anything truly special yet in the projects I have seen. Your 1-pager I read,,, but I actually do not get what your 1 big vision or solution is?

Our team is made up of performers and some of us even produce content for multiple studios.  We're actually on the ground and can pilot our solutions within the industry before rolling out promises for the sake of PR. Despite perceptions it's actually very insular. We're also developers, whereas other projects tend to focus on marketing or incur early expenses in hiring devs just to test ideas.  We've been building our platform for years now and were involved in some of the earliest attempts at adapting blockchain to this industry.

Ultimately we can ensure a use case for LOOD regardless of whether or not our broader base of peers adopt it.  And this may not even happen in the way that we see it. But we can and are willing to see what sticks in the long run.  Using our games portfolio to expand on interactive potential so far has been a great time.  Integrating it into the stores of our own brands is also way to benchmark its merits as a method of exchange.  We can create NFTs out of generated game characters if we wanted to and build out a platform for that.  But none of that is the plan right now.

I guess my point is that we're a just team of enthusiasts who have literal skin in the game.  Not just another company trying to figure out how to capitalize on something they don't understand.

Considering that credit card companies and banks consider the adult industry a high-risk sector, where disputed transactions are common, adult sites pay higher processing fees than other businesses. According to a Forbes article, cryptocurrency systems have many benefits for the adult industry. For example, transactions with cryptocurrency can be made without any legal risks. These advancements have created a new opportunity for producers and consumers and, as the world moves away from relying on fiat currencies, cryptocurrency is rapidly gaining traction with the adult industry, and it's easy to see why. 


Right, and things have not gotten better.  In the past month alone studios received new restrictions on partnered content featured on OnlyFans.  In addition, major content selling services like Clips4Sale will be removing decades-old content from their platform for compliance purposes.  The industry needs decentralized solutions now more than ever.

Also, we are looking for a community manager to help us give away millions of tokens throughout August.  You can find more information about this opening here. To apply feel free to shoot me a message on Telegram.
9  Bitcoin / Project Development / Adult Industry Data Startup Seeking Blockchain/Finance Partners on: July 23, 2021, 12:49:16 AM
I run the least sexy adult startup, building cross-platform analytics and payment processing tools for adult industry professionals. I am here seeking a blockchain/finance partner to assist in establishing the project in the blockchain community as the company does have its own token, LOOD.

An ideal partner would have run one or more cryptocurrency projects or have been associated with one in a community management capacity.  Experience in general finance is not required but a plus as you would be helping me create monthly/quarterly reports for the project.

The entire idea is B2B oriented with the long-term goal of aggregating enough industry data (without selling it) in order to publish regular analysis on interesting data points. Like the Hub and Bate already do. The revenue model is based on currency swaps occurring on the platform i.e turning Bitcoin into some other adult cryptocurrency (or our own).

To be clear we have raised no funds and so this is not a paid position as of yet. However it does come with an allocation of our cryptocurrency.

If interested, the preferred contact method would be Telegram. Feel free to hit me up @KhanJohnson
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LOOD - A Cryptocurrency for the Adult Industry (By Industry Pros) on: July 22, 2021, 03:31:27 AM
Our one-pager has been released!  The project roadmap through 2021 can also be found on the development page of our website.  
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: July 13, 2021, 06:57:07 PM
2FA and SMS capability has been added to the backend.  The next task is porting RBBS over to Windows and integrating the aforementioned tech into the platform.  The port alone would allow us to launch there.  In the future I also don't see why we won't be able to support BTC and/or other pairs that could also allow for direct purchases of ROGUE via the RBBS platform.  More news on these soon!
12  Bitcoin / Project Development / Long-Term Web Developer Partner Needed (18+) on: May 25, 2021, 11:44:34 PM
I recently announced a cryptocurrency.  It has traction within its niche as well as a solid infrastructure I've built over the years.  In addition, I've worked with all my "competitors" in the past to some degree as well and intend to do so again.  As mentioned in the link I plan to roll out a sort of alpha as early as June but I've run into an issue with some CSS and HTML on the post-registration welcome page.

Despite being in the industry for a while - to very modest success at best in terms of finances - which I mention because what I'm looking for is a partner.  Not someone who wants to make $20 to edit an existing and broadly functional CSS file.

I am a solo developer and have been on every project I have ever worked on with the exception of the occasional contractor.  Previous business partners were non-technical and admittedly not very skilled at things you need to run a business. But they were trustworthy. And, to me,  you can't put a price on that.  I'd like to work with a web developer (jr or sr) who is looking for something real to sink their teeth into for the long haul.

All that said I am offering 1 of 69M (of the total supply) and a small stipend for someone to come on board and flesh this thing out with me for a month and then we'll see where it goes.  Feel free to contact me via Telegram @KhanJohnson for immediate consideration.  The ideal person uses Telegram and Discord as a primary means of communication as I like to move quickly and these have done well for that in the past.  Thanks in advance!

13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] LOOD - An Adult Cryptocurrency By Industry Pros on: May 04, 2021, 09:08:44 PM

I would like to announce the development of LOOD.  A cryptocurrency by the adult industry, for the adult industry.  This project encompasses multiple ideas related to fintech and analytics. We are developing a payment processing and resource platform for adult industry professionals to plan and view the combined analytics of their content. As well as send, receive and swap Bitcoin for Lood and other adult cryptocurrencies regardless of chain and protocol.

Also, in partnership with the blockchain game development studio RogueMicro, our project is intended to integrate into the upcoming Triple X Tycoon: Online for use in a new interactive platform intended to recreate the adult industry in a 2D fictional world.  In which performers will be generated and assigned unique IDs with special attributes that can be traded.  Like cryptokitties for adults!

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The overarching idea is to turn the performers’ contracts into our version of “smart contracts” that increase and decrease in value over time and as a result of in-game events.  Each individual contract also contributes overall to the default values of all newly generated performers.  As newcomers are just as likely to follow the trends as they are to lean into a certain niche in hopes of cornering the market.

Links & Resources

Smart Contracts for Performers in Triple X Tycoon

LOOD One-Pager

LOOD on Telegram

LOOD on Etherscan

LOOD on Uniswap

Website: Lood.Cash

Monthly Reports

July 2021

August 2021

News

Not Another Adult Cryptocurrency.. [Medium]

Outhouz Introduces new Cryptocurrency Lood [AVN]

Contact

For business inquiries only: support[at]lood.cash
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: April 12, 2021, 04:54:27 AM
An overview for the upcoming Apsis Online V5 has been published. But I should notify the community that the development group has since decided to shift focus a bit more toward the BBS platform. Primarily due to ongoing latency issues when handling sandbox mechanics in Apsis Online.  However, since we intend to expand the BBS there are plans to update and add additional smaller games from our gamejam portfolio to a redesigned game portal.

The official ROGUE wallet has been patched to include seed node addresses for new wallets joining the network.  And RogueSpace (previously @Space)  has been renamed to Rogue BBS with long term plans to include SMS wallets, a block explorer, marketplace and other features to expand cross-platform functionality.  Testing has also once again opened up to Linux users and can be found on our website.  Do drop by and say hi!
15  Economy / Services / Game Seeking Twitter Posts on: March 13, 2021, 06:40:19 PM
Hi!

Well I have a Medium post that I'd like to get more hits on via Twitter shares.  Not looking for artificial hikes just real folks willing to post it to for their crypto-minded following to decide if they'd be interested or not.  Feel free to shoot me a message on Telegram (@KhanJohnson) if you think you can help.  Willing to pay of course, Cashapp preferred with crypto being an option of course!
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: March 13, 2021, 06:21:12 PM
Apsis Online is now a product listed on Cryptoslate!
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: March 07, 2021, 06:59:26 PM
New article about the project on the popular mmorpg news site MassivelyOP: "Minimalist multi-user roguelike Apsis Online plans a Steam release this quarter "
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: March 05, 2021, 05:37:09 PM
No special requirements!  Yeah QT will be the first thing to go.

Also just fixed some issues in address handling so now I'm on to debugging the parser.   And heads up, there's a new website in development!
19  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Cryptocurrency-driven game(s) on: March 04, 2021, 04:45:46 PM
Funny you bring up MUDs! You might be interested in checking out this Blockchain Based Multi-User Roguelike (Medium)
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [ANN] ROGUE :: A Cryptocurrency For Minimalists on: March 01, 2021, 07:20:10 PM
And one more thing! You were right about having issues compiling with QT being by design.  The plan is to remove it entirely in the short term in favor of a text-user interface wallet and/or having RogueSpace be the default with more lightweight, open source options.

When I first discovered this thread, "minimalist cryptocurrency" was what caught my eye. QT is a giant, unnecessary clusterfuck if you only need to make calls to the daemon to operate within the game. I'm still interested in this project if plans are to ditch the gui of the cryptocurrency, as what I see currently on Github is just LTC clone.



Thanks and I couldn't agree more.  You are correct in that currently, ROGUE is a just slightly modified clone of Litecoin and the one-pager admits this.  I wanted to focus on something that already worked and did less out of the gate first, while gradually cutting out the fat from even that. My enthusiasm is in where the project will be in just a few months. And where it is now is nothing to write off either.  The RogueSpace wallet is 6 years in the making and is set to do quite a bit with the downside being its centralized specs.  But there are solutions in mind (like secured balances etc) to help mitigate any issues that might arise because of this.  And of course, there will be nothing stopping people from running their own wallets. Things like social media linkups and SMS wallets are just a couple examples of what I have planned for future accessibility as well. Definitely keep up with it!  

Right now I'm working on outbound transactions done on @Space. More news coming soon.
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