BitBay Community Update – Sept. 18th

by 3r197 on September 18, 2017
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BitBay Community Update - Sept. 18th - New BitBay release Oct 1st! Bitmessage server - this will greatly improve our ability to broaden our user base as we can provide both a decentralized protocol for users demanding it, yet for those that want the ‘easy button’ approach they can simply utilize the bitmessage server for faster easier access to transact on the marketplace. This will also allow us to begin developing the mobile wallet that can interact with the marketplace! - The BitBay Block Explorer is near completion and should be released around the middle or end of October The explorer development is complete. We just have to finish with the graphical design of the website. This is another step forward for the development of the mobile wallet as the mobile wallet will have to rely on a “lite wallet” protocol due to hardware requirements of the desktop Client version. - We are excited to announce new members to our marketing and development team Chris Kelly - Is currently our lead developer for the bitmessage server. Cat and Mel Tranfield - have joined our social media team and will be working on various marketing task which currently include building a weekly newsletter template to make all our updates and announcements with professional quality. - BitBay’s first CheckLockTimeVerify transaction was successfully tested a couple days ago! This will lay the groundwork for the rolling peg and the process of controlling volatility via freezing/unfreezing coins. For more info - https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/comments/709tri/bitbays_first_checklocktimeverify_transaction/ - Bootstrap tutorial to speed up synchronization process will be available on the official BitBay Youtube (and under the “tutorials” section of our website) later this week, as well as the faucet tutorial. This will help our new users become familiar with the BitBay software! Reminder that the upcoming Exotic Spending features are explained in detail at on our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/comments/6zca3v/plain_english_breakdown_of_upcoming_exotic/ Links: http://www.Bitbay.market https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation https://t.me/bitbayofficial https://discord.gg/sP8b66W https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial

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BitBay Community Update 9/10/2017

by 3r197 on September 17, 2017
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BitBay Community Update 9/10/2017 - David has given a wonderful summation of the exotic spending updates that will be present in the next version of the BitBay market client. You can find all this information at https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/comments/6zca3v/plain_english_breakdown_of_upcoming_exotic/ . Also, reminder that the staking rate increase will coincide with the next update. - Work is 99% complete on our very own BitBay block explorer! This will lay the groundwork for us to begin mobile development down the line. - We are proud to announce Bruno Guimarães has accepted the role of Art Director for BitBay. With over 12 years of experience in visual marketing we feel he is more than qualified to take our brand image to the next level! - We have also found an exceptionally qualified individual to take over as head of our marketing team, Traceur! Traceur has over 7 years of experience in B2B marketing, from deep market research to brand strategy, and we are privileged to have such a person assist us in getting the word out. - Our newly appointed Project Manager, Shorn, has been and will be continue to aid in organizing and coordinating activities between the separate teams. This has streamlined our workflow, and we have been generally performing more effectively as a unit thanks to his contributions. - A copywriter has been found, Priscilla, who will assist in making our technical text easily understandable to those who are somewhat new to Blockchain or technology in general, something vitally important as the market expands and average Joes enter the sector. - Several minor (but quite inconvenient, speaking from experience) bugs have been fixed in the Mac version of the Market Client, those issues being an abnormally high rate of CPU usage and images not showing up on the marketplace. Now, it performs equally as well as our Windows market client, which is wonderful news! - A professional and slick explanatory video about the BitBay platform is in the works (the audio sounds great!). This will be a streamlined and convenient way to introduce new users and investors to BAY, something that we all agree is vitally important moving forward. The next version of BitBay should be coming out relatively quickly. David has had a bit less time as he has had to assist his family during these turbulent times in Florida, but things are more or less still on track. Links: http://www.Bitbay.market https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation https://t.me/bitbayofficial https://discord.gg/sP8b66W https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial

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BitBay Community Update 8/28/2017

by 3r197 on September 2, 2017
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  • Brief job descriptions added onto the website team page. Get to know our team! http://bitbay.market/bitbay-team/
  • New #Feedback channel added to Slack – our new team member Brandon will be collecting data from users regarding their experience with the BitBay client. This information will enable us to correct the workflow of the UI, get our most common technical errors known, and allow for us in the future to improve the overall intuitiveness of the BitBay platform.
  • If you get the chance, come say hello to our new Art Director Guimas! Guimas will be assisting the rest of the marketing team with creating a cohesive brand image on our web page, social media and infographics alike. Still always looking for more enthusiastic graphic design volunteers!
  • Groundwork has been laid to begin contacting members of the press and generating some buzz about BitBay. If anyone in the community has some tips on someone who would perhaps like to interview David, do a walk-through of what our software offers, or even just give us a shout out– don’t hesitate to let us know! Always looking for more BAY advocates.
  • David is still hard at work on the next Market Client update, coming soon!
  • Links: Bitbay.market
• https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ • https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation • https://t.me/bitbayofficial • https://discord.gg/sP8b66W • https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial

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BitBay Community Update – August 21st

by 3r197 on August 21, 2017
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  • Ongoing updates to the website to make it more mobile friendly
  • Prepping of website for https migration continues to progress
  • BitBay SEO continues to move us up in rankings thanks to the hard work of Silvervox and his team
  • The first of our summer project’s developer is finishing up revamping his UI for web browser and mobile view
Links: *Bitbay.market* https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation https://t.me/bitbayofficial https://discord.gg/sP8b66W https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial

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BitBay Community Update – August 13th

by kodhead on August 16, 2017
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  • A script is being finalized for an “Intro”/explainer video for the homepage of our website. We intend this video to be an aesthetically pleasing and intuitive for the average person, users and speculators alike, to understand what BitBay is all about. While we do have some options lined up right now, feel free to reach out to us if you’re interested in helping! We want this to be done right, with as much input from the community as possible. If there’s something you like about BAY that you feel we aren’t doing a good job emphasizing right now, please let us know.
  • We’re having a raffle! 1,000 BAY will given to the winner, and one entry will be given for every post on our official Bitcointalk thread (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0). One entry per post – and also off topic responses WILL NOT be counted so keep it constructive and BAY-related! Winner will be contacted via PM and verified winner will be announced in the General channel of the Slack.
  • Also, if you haven’t checked it out already, we have moved our tutorial videos to the “Tutorials” section of our website under “Support” (http://bitbay.market/video- tutorials/). We also have a new page for you to get acquainted with our team: http://bitbay.market/bitbay-team/. There are a few other changes as well, check it out!
  • To give a summary of recent developments with the coding: David is currently working on the fork (which will raise the staking rate for the next client update) and doing calculations for the peg to determine the most effective method of compressing our metadata. Also in the works: the exotic spend to freeze coins and the ability to burn coins.
As always - thanks for supporting BitBay! Stick around for more updates. Links: Bitbay.market https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation https://t.me/bitbayofficial https://discord.gg/sP8b66W https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial

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BitBay Community Update – August 7th

by 3r197 on August 7, 2017
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  • Thanks to Meta’s connections, he was able to get his friend Taha to integrate BitBay into his chrome price tracker extension. Now you can track the price of BitBay in your chrome browser! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/bitbay%20bay%20price?hl=en-US
  •  The website bounty list has been completed in full in regards to web development tasks. Thanks to Shorn for all the fast and hard work! We still have some work to do with finalizing text documentation so we can begin translating our website to other languages.
  • The marketing team continues there work with the "La Baleine" French community along with others.   
  • Our marketing survey has provided us will excellent feedback. We are still recording data, so if you haven’t already done so feel free to take our survey with a chance to win 2000 Bay reward for the person who provides the best suggestion regarding BitBay’s future marketing and development!
  • We are prepping for the production of a new professional commercial to be featured on our website and youtube. This will take some time as we will utilize all our recent marketing research to provide a commercial relaying the communities input - seeing is believing!
As always - thanks for supporting BitBay! Links: Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/BitBay/ BitcoinTalk https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=890531.0 Slack http://bitbay.market/wp-login.php?action=slack-invitation Telegram https://t.me/bitbayofficial Discord https://discord.gg/sP8b66W/ Twitter https://twitter.com/BitBayofficial Website Bitbay.market

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BitBay Community Update July 31st

by 3r197 on August 1, 2017
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  • Our marketing team has completed their strategy for marketing the future release of the CLTV update.We will spend ample time to market this to various media outlets. As this will be a great milestone for us. BitBay will be the first coin to have checklocktimeverify (CLTV) built into the Client UI - not just some protocol that sits ‘under the hood’.
  • We wish to thank all the community that has taken the time to complete our marketing survey. If you haven’t already please feel free to do so. Remember, we will provide a 2000 Bay reward for the person who provides the best suggestion regarding BitBay’s future marketing and development!
  • The French marketing campaign continues. Our lead marketer, lude, will be speaking  live with the Community "La Baleine"!
    • And thanks to ‘little_round’ for helping him with this campaign!  
  • We are please to announce we will be listed on the Chinese BTC100.com exchange! They are currently revamping their website so we will have to wait a couple weeks before the listing will take place.
  • We’ve been listed on Cryptopia exchange as well - https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/ 
    • After the rolling peg, these exchanges will hopefully be able to see the potential we can provide them as a decentralized hedging tool, and the potential to provide them with leverage(margin) trading as well - which will allow them to bypass the red tape involved with utilizing fiat as a leveraging currency!
  • Our SEO team is making progress. They are busy with our survey, building an SEO ‘turk team’, and pushing to keep our pos. 2 rankings for [bitbay]!
  • Our graphic designer, fridenhood, completed the draft of the first OP infographic revision bounty. We are make some minor alterations and hope to move to the next 2 ASAP. As always - thanks for supporting BitBay!

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BitBay Community Update And Performance Upgrade v1.28 – July 17th

by 3r197 on July 17, 2017
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  • The development team is currently uploading the new build of the Client in  prep to release (version 1.28)! As a precautionary - always backup your private keys before updating your Client!
    • Version 1.28 changelog:
      • Made it possible to manually import and export messages in case of failure of messaging system
      • Added option for donating the profits from a stake
      • Add price tracking for custom contracts set the foundation for tracking in future orders
      • Fixed bug where coinmarketcap is down and causes other threads to check the internet slowing down GUI
      • Various other user friendly changes
      • Sync Mac build in advance to make for faster connection and less bugs while syncing
      • Set to attempt more connection tries in Mac and also allow for staying connected so if a reindex is going on, the user can wait for it
      • Made Wine build so it doesn't allow forceful windows exit corrupting the blockchain on Mac
      • Increased amount of time to connect, allow user to stay connected
      • Added ability to add to config from debug
      • Made breaking for change default less compulsive to reduce transaction costs(up to 10 of each denomination before breaking above that level and 25 inputs max)
      • Requests package SSL dependencies fixed. May eventually update system python to 2.7.13 if problems persists
      • Splash screen repaint which should hopefully solve missing or grey splash on some Linux. And a reminder,if you run the static linux build running the sh file directly, it might not show console window. To see it run the sh file from the console.
      • Cleared forms before loading to prevent data from not loading correctly
      • The new built-in price tracking Custom Contract Template and soon to be released Buy/Sell Anything Template. This price tracking is vital for merchants to keep their merchandise as accurate as possible in real time.
    • We would like to mention a notice to Mac users.
      • We have a new Mac build for people who are brand new to BitBay and don't want to synchronize to the blockchain.
        • If any Mac user who already has a Client running and would rather use this new synchronized build we must remind you of the importance of having backups of both your private keys! Back them up in a location outside of the wineskin app! This link will provide you with the new Mac build that does not require synchronizing the entire blockchain files:
        • www.davtonia.com/Bitbay/BitbayMacSync.zip
          • Please note that this MacSync build download is over 1 gigabyte in size and loads up a bit slow for that matter, therefore it might be best that we recommend MacSync users to manually update it after we release halo versions 1.29 and 1.3
      • Any existing Mac users that are already synchronized to the blockchain and simply wish to update to the newest version 1.28  you can do so by clicking on the download link for Mac in the website. This new version of Mac gives more time for the users computer to connect to the Bitbay daemon. If the Client doesn't connect within a few minutes it notifies the user and instead of forcing them to exit it allows them to wait more time! This is especially necessary users with older Macs as the wineskin app has the ability to slow processes down similar to how VM’s can slow down program processes.
  • Bounty list updates:
    • Website development continues to make progress with about 50% of the list nearing completion.
    • We’ve recently acquired 2 new graphic designers to prep for completing various bounties like infographics and website updates
    • Exchanges:
      • Blocknet is nearing completion of it’s testnet phase and will be preparing for mainnet release over the next few weeks. As mentioned before BitBay will be included on first round of coin listings in their upcoming Dex (decentralized exchange).
      • We are hosting a bitcoin donation fund to be listed on the Cryptopia exchange. The current amount required to be listed is 1.3 BTC. Anyone willing to help out with the fund can donate to:
  • Our preliminary budget for our new marketing team is complete. The official BitBay Marketing and Development Fund is: bZXmqJqPJ9fyLyCPKAYEaKJqGwBA6jaQHR
    • It can be tracked here: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/bay/address.dws?25748.htm
    • As mentioned above in the version update, we will now have an option to donate stake rewards to the BitBay development fund! We will provide a tutorial for this feature in next week’s community update.
    • The account is currently managed by 2 people who have donated 99% of the funding to the project. As time progresses we will provide options to integrate a multisignature account management system to create a more decentralized environment for the funding and management of the account
  • The development of our two secret summer projects continues. The 1st project nearing completion has just finished the log-in development for users to set up accounts for the website. That might not sound like much to some, but when you take in consideration how the user accounts are managed you are in for a surprise. Hopefully within the next 2 to 3 weeks the core team will begin beta testing the website in preparation for a final release to public.
    • For the record this website will be a completely separate entity from BitBay, yet it will utilize BitBay solely as a means of currency.

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BitBay Community Update – July 2nd

by 3r197 on July 3, 2017
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  • BitBay has begun its Chinese Tencent QQ community marketing campaign!
    • http://www.hongico.com/portal.php
      • We wish to expand our outreach into the Chinese community for months to come and provide as many community updates and translated blogs as possible!
  • David’s prepping to release next update for the Client - can be expected this coming week.
    • The new built-in price tracking Custom Contract Template and soon to be released Buy/Sell Anything Template. This price tracking is vital for merchants to keep their merchandise as accurate as possible in real time.
    • Will provide a superficial fix to Mac synchronization issue
    • Along with an updated addnode list to the bitbay.conf file for stronger network connections.
  • Multiple translators are beginning translations of BitBay documentation.
      • Currently we have in progress the translation of the bitcointalk OP in:
        • Dutch
        • French
        • Chinese
        • Portuguese
      • Some of these translators will be managing the native tongue BCT threads as well
      • We obviously have many more translator positions to fill. If you are interested please contact either Aletha or Craig.
  • We are still organizing our preliminary budget before we release an official update to our community on our marketing fund - should hopefully be next week.
  • Development of our two secret projects that are due to be release this summer are progressing. Hope to be testing one to prep for release within the next 2-3 weeks. We apologize for the delay, the developer’s family health issue has passed with good news and he is finally back to coding!
Thanks for supporting BitBay!

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BitBay Community Update – Bounty List

by 3r197 on June 30, 2017
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We are excited to announce that the following aspects of the bounty list have been assigned to the marketing team under the coordination of our Head of Marketing, Toomuchfun. To accept a bounty, simply apply for it. If you feel the price for a bounty should be increased you may also let us know your reason and we could potentially do so if it makes sense. To keep up with the momentum we have steadily been building our marketing team, we have decided the best path forward is for marketing to focus on completing these tasks in the immediate short term:    

  • Rewrite Halo documentation
  • Organize and post a treasure hunts
  • Assist in new PR campaign
  • Manage Facebook marketing campaign
  • Manage Reddit marketing campaign
  • Improve “Official” Facebook page
  • YouTube videos about BitBay
  • SEO Bitcointalk Thread and Website
  • Create Signature Artwork
       The following bounty tasks are available if anyone would like to put their names forward to contribute:   Graphics Designer    
  • Make a GIF of the “software in action” - $50
 
    • Needs screenshots of markets, list of features with diversity of screenshots compelling marketing and nice animation. Seeing is believing we can use this to post on forums
      • Requirements:
        • Must have a background in graphic design or marketing
        • Consult with Aletha before beginning
     
  • Make Infographic - $50
 
    • SYS, Open Bazaar vs Bitbay - Revised. Make people understand there is no comparison. We have 2 party escrow and 100s of features. I don't even think OB has wallet functions. You may have to download the competitions wallet to know how far ahead we are.
    • ETH vs BitBay infographic - Consult with David first so he can make bullet points. The themes are: Our smart contracts apply more to real world situations, ETH is bloatware our stuff is all P2P, we have a user interface and they don't have demo contracts, we have hundreds of features within their wallet yet the mist client is goofy and doesn't let me select text. Do a serious comparison, take notes and report your opinion of differences. ETH has the advantage of being able to issue tokens and do fancy contracts and programmable accounting. A great advantage and although they can do double deposit it required 3 years of work for me to make the user interface, user experience etc and currently we are STILL the only software in the world that does contracting between peers. ETH has a protocol but no UI or demo contracts or way for peers to reach out to each other.
    • Redesign BitcoinTalk OP infographics - Consult with Craig  yet real graphic design
      • Requirements:
        • Must have background in graphic design or marketing
        • Redesign of “About BAY” infographic.
  Testers    
  • Client bug bounty – $25
 
    • Coding bugs only. UI discrepancies do not count
      • Requirements:
        • None - feel free to try out every feature you can. If you find any bugs post them in the #support channel on Slack or on Bitcointalk
        • Make sure you turn ‘on’ your ‘create debug file upon exit’ feature found in your general settings tab
    Public Marketing Bounties:  
  • Find a list of PR firms – $10
 
      • Rank your favorite PR firm first, talk to a few and see their outreach, compare prices and let us know which one you think is the best fit for us to hire. Can we reach a larger audience? Is there a Chinese PR firm?! Bonus if you find one that’s cheap.
        • Requirements:
          • Inquire with Aletha before beginning
 
  • YouTube videos about BitBay - $0.01 per subscriber
 
    • Get a youtuber to talk about BitBay and potentially interview a veteran community member or talk about bitbay in general. This is only if they are posting relevant content as a girl who does makeup videos should not be talking about Bitbay. If more than 500 usd in bounties are paid and we don't see effects we might change the bounty reward
    • If the youtube has more than 100,000 subscribers you get a $100 bonus up to 5 of these bounties can be redeemed before a review. If the youtube has a million subscribers or more we don't care if their content is relevant. It could be a hot chick who normally talks about makeup and we will still take it.
      • Requirements:
        • Inquire with Aletha before beginning
   
  • Placement on new Exchanges campaign – $25 - $1000
 
    • https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/volume/24-hour/  That link sorts exchanges by volume.
    • Although it’s true that the peg will make us obsolete to exchanges that don't want to work with us, we need to tap into the Chinese market and hopefully Polo (take a guess which one we will pay 1000 for). Smaller exchanges with almost no volume will get a lower reward and we will base what we pay entirely on volume. The TOP exchanges get a greater reward. But just because it’s the top doesn't mean it will get the maximum reward. The current budget for this will not exceed $3000 dollars until our core team reviews the effects of the new exchanges. IF there are costs involved approve those with us first and we will decide if to pursue said exchange.
      • Requirements:
        • Inquire with Aletha before beginning
  Video Production    
  • Video SEO campaign - $25 per video + costs (max 10 videos)
 
    • Start grabbing keywords to optimize easy videos. As not only do videos rank on google immediately but they usually rank at the top because google owns youtube. Keywords:"smart contracts" "unbreakable contracts" "decentralized markets" "rolling peg" "bitbay" and maybe run analytics on other keywords. If you want to split the bounty two people can work on this, one to manage SEO keyword research and another to create the videos. If the video is not cool or compelling we reserve the right to reject the attempt to claim this. So talk to core to make sure we like it. The payment of this job may be increased. Might require two people, one with video SEO expertise and one who makes good videos for the keywords.
      • Requirements:
        • Inquire with Aletha before beginning
  Writers  
  • “Quality” posts to forums and news articles with good traffic - Price varies based on “quality” of post and location
    • Post to bitcointalk especially in communities we haven't tapped like Chinese OP. Do NOT SPAM the forums, space out your comments. Do things right, trolling will not be paid and no bots or abusing the bounty. In order to get paid submit links to the comments so we can confirm your count. We will give you a bonus for finding a new relevant forum. Do people post to topix? Where do the chinese post? What forums other than bitcointalk garner traffic? Reddit is included here so this bounty applies to reddit. Make sure the posts are quality. Not all slack members will qualify for this bounty as people should want to promote this way anyways because they love the project. So please ask us before you start. However we need to start reaching out more.
    • Commenting on news articles is allowed if its not trolling or obvious marketing of our project and it must be on articles that are actually related to the subject. Contact us for GIFs
      • Requirements:
        • Inquire with Aletha or Craig before beginning or else you will not receive any bounty.
      Translators  
  • Translate Bitcointalk OP - $30 per translation
 
      • Translate to chinese, russian, greek, spanish, dutch, french, arabic, hindi. The site will have a plugin that allows visitors to edit so this can be easily managed from freelancer or upwork.
        • Requirements
          • Inquire with Translator Manager(s) before beginning
 
  • Manage Chinese and/or Spanish communities - $20 per week per community
 
    • Our target markets are China and Venezuela cash buyers. Currently both countries have a hard time getting into crypto and our software solves that problems with trustless wires. We can increase payment if you can put in significant hours.
      • Reach out on QQ and make a list of platforms that are used in China or forums they go to in order to talk about crypto.
      • Contact their media outlets and bloggers and vloggers.
      • Should probably speak the language but if we don't have anyone who does then take the bounty and use google translation until someone is found to take your place
        • Requirements
          • Inquire with Aletha before beginning
    Web Designer    
  • Web Developer Update website – $1000
 
    • Contact us for all the details. You may need to take a moment to be familiar with the project.
      • Requirements:
        • Inquire with Aletha and David Zimbeck  
We are very fortunate to have such a strong community that it may be the case we have several volunteers working the same tasks. No doubt the marketing team will also end up with additional volunteer tasks to distribute as we start to implement their strategy. So for now, I would invite anyone interested in these tasks to make themselves known. Please be aware the focus is on quality, not quantity, so if you’re struggling for time, please be realistic with what tasks you can manage over a 4-8-week timeframe. Here is an updated list of our current marketing team. I would welcome them to assign themselves for the bounty tasks as well as anyone currently not listed in a specific role who may be interested.  
  • Head of Marketing – TooMuchFun
  • Marketing assistant(s) - Lude - Nozulan - Spoink – Mctjin – Rafa – Alfonsorodz
  • Web Dev(s) – TBA soon
  • Web Security – Gitgud
  • Graphic Designer(s) – Seeking Positions
  • Video producers – Lowercase – Mctjin
  • Team assistants –  Gitgud – Ratatackeur – xxotakuxx
  • SEO specialist - silvervox325
  • Writers – BitBay_guy – GjSteele
  • Music – Mctjin
  • Social Media Manager(s) – BitBay_Guy – Mctjin – GjSteele – Lude
  • BitBay Developers – David Zimbeck – Anoxy – Thehiddenconifold - majd1239 - andreasp1994
  • Marketplace Manager(s) – rqdxrocket, Jimmyb
  • Support Manager(s) – Seeking Positions
    • Requirements
      • Must have thorough knowledge of the Client
      • Patience when working with others
  • Translation Manager(s) – Seeking Position

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