Here's what we have released to date, and what is working in the open beta:
Note, dates below are subject to change based on technology requirementsPhillip, CTO
SoMee has been in development beta for about 3 months, and we kept our old site online, and NEW BETA site online for about a month - now it's time to move to an Open Beta so everyone can try and experience the new social media experience we are cooking up
We will be releasing this to https://beta.somee.social today, 5/5/2021!
You don't need to do anything special to access it, just go to the website, sign in with your SoMee account, and you should be good.
Everyone! Here's the imporant part tho:
Why? Because we didn't migrate the users between 3/1 to 5/5 over to the new app yet. We'll do that at the end of the month!
If you have never had a SoMee acocunt before, or created your account after 3/1/2021, then you will simply need to do the following:
Then you can check your email which should (in about 2-5 minutes) contain two emails:
Simply confirm your account, and use the password you were sent to login. Simple as that.
Come the 28 May Update, we'll update the login/sign up flow to be more stramlined.
Keep in mind the following:
SO again, this open beta on beta.somee.social is mainly for just accessing our site on the WEB - which you can again do on deskop and mobile w/o issue.
If you use IOS, you can still access the beta on beta.somee.social on your web browser there is barely any diffrerence between the app version and the mobile site version!
CardStarter and GenShards in collaboration with SoMee.social will be launching an IDO to support the release of SAT, SoMee Advertising Token that users will be able to purchase at $.005 during the IDO. All SAT will be distributed immediately upon purchase yet locked until a UniSwap release is launched 30 days after the IDO. Until then, the only way to get more SAT will be by staking the SoMee ONG token via a special yield farming contract.
NOTE: We will post the authorized contract address for SAT and SAT Yield Farming on our official channels. Please be cautious of imposters and scams and always verify the authorized contract address.
IDO proceeds will go to support a SoMee integration onto the Cardano blockchain and a custom CardStarter IDO integration that SoMee will release in the SoMee app and web platform once complete.
“SoMee is honored to be selected for and participate in the CardStarter Acceleration (CAP) Program. The CAP program is the first and only insured project accelerator for Cardano that protects donors against project failure, so the fact that our community has that extra assurance is significant.
– Christopher Kramer, President & CEO — SoMee
The Cardano custom blockchain integration will provide the SoMee Community with many benefits, including reduced gas fees, unique meta data features that will improve privacy, data control and allow users to leverage that control (and SAT) toward monetization of specific data points in SoMee’s Ad-Share system.
Ad-Share allows brands to purchase SAT, then advertise and target during a campaign using geographic and demographic targeting methods as they normally would, yet also allows advertisers to enable a setting whereby their target audience can target them back.
Users who choose to participate can share custom data points that bring significant value to brands and advertisers that will maximize the success during an advertising campaign. The entire system runs on SAT which will drive value to all participants of the Ad-Share system that includes brands, end users and influencers.
Once the Cardano integration is complete (and after the Alonzo fork goes live) an ADA token contract will be released separately for the existing SAT token that will be auto bridged to the Cardano mainnet utilizing the CardStarter’s bridge feature.
Existing holders of SoMee Points will receive a portion of their bonus in SAT and will have the option to liquidity mine if they want more prior to the UniSwap release.
Those who choose to continue to accumulate and “stack SATs” beyond the UniSwap release will have the opportunity to participate in the SAT ELITE PROGRAM, which will include special brand campaign interactions that incorporate higher levels of monetization and special perks during brand interaction. As more brand advertisers enter the SoMee ecosystem we expect the SAT Elite program to grow in popularity for both users and brands.
The custom CardStarter IDO integration on SoMee once completed will allow SoMee to advertise CardStarter’s future IDOs directly from within the app and allow users who choose to interact with crypto based ad content to participate and choose to boost the IDO campaigns they want to support.
“A partnership with SoMee is the right step in our mission to increase public engagement with early stage Cardano innovators. The scalability and agility of the Cardano network will power SoMee’s social media hub thus increasing user adoption and engagement for both parties. Through CardStarter, SoMee will be well poised to assume the first mover role of bringing social media connectivity to the Cardano ecosystem.” — Aatash Amir, CEO CardStarter.
CardStarter is the first Incubator, Launchpad and Insurance program for projects being built on the Cardano network. The CARDS platform is a unique and dynamic launchpad, connecting projects to early investors and a network of key partners. The Cards Accelerator Program (CAP) team works with each project individually to establish the right connections and map marketing strategies, establishing the foundation for long term success.
CardStarter is also differentiated by its charge to protect its supporters. CARDS provides unbiased third-party audits of every project’s code and protects IDO participants’ investments with an in-house insurance program. CardStarter is proudly partnered with X21 Digital, BlockSync Ventures, Moonwhale Ventures, Genesis Shards, Plethori, Fractal, PARSIQ, Scryptic Tech, Orion Protocol and Longtail Financial. Once fully built, CardStarter will be an all-inclusive platform with a decentralized exchange to complement the current offerings. CardStarter also aims to be a nurturing force in the Cardano ecosystem, with hackathons and project development support being a major focus of the roadmap.
SoMee Social is a platform that prioritizes user privacy and autonomy. Strong incentives are built in to encourage user interactions and quality content with the goal of cultivating a cohesive community building. SoMee Social provides several avenues for earning rewards, starting with content monetization, and reward earning options for active participation in the community or for sharing your data if you choose to do so. SoMee Social is a blockchain based platform governed by the existing $ONG token and an advertising system powered by the $SAT token. The SoMee.Social platform is developed by SoMee Global Inc. and recently announced incorporation of Social DeFi and Social NFT into the platform.
After the release of the $SAT — SoMee Advertising Token there will be a release of another token to be announced (TBA) that will now support all content & curation rewards. To clear up any confusion let me explain how it will work.
The previous beta platform paid content and curation rewards in a 3-way split - SoMee Points, G-Fuel and G-Bucks. The new system will no longer pay a 3-way split for content and curation rewards and will pay only in SoMee Points that can be immediately cashed out via our Skrill partnership for fiat of choice (USD, Euro, etc.), or loaded onto a debit card to spend in the real world.
Soon, the new content and curation token (TBA) that will be released is the ONLY token that will be used for powering up on the SoMee platform, but when powering down all payments by default will be made in SoMee Points that are immediately available for cash out Via Skrill.
NOTE: For those who cannot utilize Skrill or who want to cash out to the new “TBA” token we are looking into it to see if we can offer them a special, off site, smart contract that will handle this. We are investigating if this would impact our partnership with Skrill as there are strict requirements in place that allow SoMee to offer the immediate cash out to fiat option VIA Skrill that must be followed. We will keep you posted as we know more…
Our Promise: One of our core values is the value of “choice” and we want to add options that meet the needs, wants or desires of our community giving them the ability to do things how and in the method they want to and will always do our best to perform according to these core values.
$SAT will replace G-Bucks as the advertising based token, but will be the ONLY token used for advertisers to pay for their campaign. Also, influencers will need $SAT to participate in the $SAT Elite campaigns that offer higher monetization amounts and special perks. This will drive significant utility for $SAT and create more demand for “stacking SATs” as the platform expands advertising and increases the amount of influencers participating in these campaigns.
Payout to influencers and general users participating in the Ad-Share program who earn commission will by default be paid in SoMee Points that are immediately available for cashout VIA Skrill. For those who cannot utilize Skrill see the “NOTE” above and know we are looking at other options.
|ONG LP Rewards||600,000,000||60%|
The SoMee “ONG” token is here to stay and among other things will be used as governance, staking and future yield farming. ONG is an acronym for our parent corporation, OneName Global, so will remain as a long standing reminder of how this initial token connected our our mission of achieving more together. With that said, we plan to continue to always incorporate new utility, governance and use cases for our “OG”, ONG token 😉
Well, it was another awesome AMA - we had Chris Kramer, who is our CEO; myself, Phillip as the CTO and AC, the Cat as Marketing guy answering questions from the members. We even had a member come up for a few minutes to discuss his question. Thank you Jatin! We love when our community members ask us questions!
This month was a major update month (in fact, on the 30th, we are updating 9 parts of the application at once!) Such a major update has many talking points, so let's get to them!
Other comments from the Q&A:
|SoMee Says||Phillip Daddy!||10:48 AM|
|Roj O||HI Phillip 🙂||10:48 AM|
|AweSoMee Facts||Phillip, the person i've missed.|
yes we hear
|Tim U||I hear you||10:48 AM|
|Madam AK||Yeap||10:48 AM|
|Nick D||Hi Phillip||10:48 AM|
|Madam AK||Hi Phillip bri||10:48 AM|
|AweSoMee Facts||awesomee||10:49 AM|
|Tim U||Great, ready to hear whats coming!||10:49 AM|
|Nick D||Great||10:49 AM|
|Roj O||Surviving||10:49 AM|
|Aaron||it says yet to begin broadcast so I can't speak.||10:49 AM|
|Cesar S||Doing great thanks||10:49 AM|
|Roj O||So how are you?||10:50 AM|
|Jose P||Hello ✌️✌️✌️||10:50 AM|
|simon s||Hello all! And good to hear you Phillip. Hope eveyones well. 🙂||10:51 AM|
|Madam AK||Still wanna know the hangman answer!!!!! 😀||10:51 AM|
|Jose P||That hangman it's hard 🤣||10:52 AM|
|daniel m||Made it||10:52 AM|
|Yury M||Hello Phillip!😊||10:52 AM|
|Anthony K||Hey||10:52 AM|
|Jatin C||hello phillip||10:52 AM|
|daniel m||Missed you know you've been busy||10:52 AM|
|Roj O||yeah those syphers were a blast||10:52 AM|
|simon s||Yeah, nice butterflys||10:53 AM|
|Roj O||spellin hahah||10:53 AM|
|Jatin C||fantastic... 🙂 what about you||10:53 AM|
|Cesar S||Hi Phillip, where where you at the last AMA? 🙂||10:53 AM|
|Alastair M||Hi Everyone!||10:53 AM|
|Anthony K||Don't let the fud keep you away from telegram group Phillip, you rock||10:54 AM|
Ah ok fair enough buddy
|AweSoMee Facts||Best part of AMA, Phillip or the big news announcement? I would say equally much. lol||10:54 AM|
|Anthony K||I respect that✌🏼||10:54 AM|
|STUART M||How big is the development team is now?||10:54 AM|
|Vitlus V||40 or 14 didnt quite catch that||10:55 AM|
|Jatin C||that"s great||10:55 AM|
|STUART M||14||10:55 AM|
|Vitlus V||Grazias||10:55 AM|
|Cesar S||I think Chris will have to pay everyone a beer for being late lol||10:55 AM|
|STUART M||Have a night cap||10:56 AM|
|Alastair M||The SoMee AMA's are nice and chilled! That's a good thing!||10:57 AM|
|Cesar S||i agree and like the idea of doing things differently||10:58 AM|
|Vitlus V||Aaron was here 30 minutes ago, bit was unable to reach anyone...||10:58 AM|
|Tim U||its social 😛||10:58 AM|
|daniel m||Aran was looking for you philip now we are looking for aron||10:58 AM|
|AweSoMee Facts||Philip, are you the one handling the dev blog?||10:58 AM|
|STUART M||You can use the app||10:58 AM|
|Tim U||I use brave 🙂||10:59 AM|
|SoMee Says||Can we order Phillip Daddy a Starbucks?||11:00 AM|
|Crypto XS||Yoo||11:00 AM|
|Tim U||lol no||11:00 AM|
|Roj O||Hay kids, don't forget we have a Discord group, I'm all alone over there 😉||11:00 AM|
|STUART M||How many people are in the discord group||11:00 AM|
|Eramus P||Discord link?||11:01 AM|
|Tim U||ya ill join discord too|
if we can find the link
|Tim U||awesome thx||11:02 AM|
|simon s||groovy!||11:02 AM|
|Cesar S||Aaron you will be paying us a beer man, you're late lol 🙂||11:02 AM|
|Roj O||Here's the discord invite link https://discord.gg/aTEXekkc||11:03 AM|
|Eramus P||Thank you Roj!||11:03 AM|
|Alvaro A||Hellloooooo! Amazing project. Any way we can participate to win somee tokens!??||11:03 AM|
|Glenn B||Belgian beer ftw||11:03 AM|
|Alvaro A||Awesome||11:04 AM|
|Mark P||Can we get video of you guys ?||11:05 AM|
|Ian W||hear just fine||11:05 AM|
|AweSoMee Facts||yup||11:05 AM|
|Madam AK||Yesss||11:05 AM|
|Anthony K||Yep||11:05 AM|
|Alastair M||yes both||11:05 AM|
|Cesar S||yes||11:05 AM|
|daniel m||Yes||11:05 AM|
|Roj O||loud and clear||11:05 AM|
|Eramus P||Sound is good||11:05 AM|
|Jatin C||yeah||11:05 AM|
|S T||Yeah||11:05 AM|
|simon s||yes||11:05 AM|
|Diego M||yup!||11:05 AM|
|Jose P||Ye||11:05 AM|
|Eramus P||Maypril!!!!||11:06 AM|
|Bejo D||Works now. Had to close and open again||11:06 AM|
|Alastair M||London - very sunny||11:06 AM|
|ahmad b||we demand to see AC's face||11:11 AM|
|Ian W||use a catfilter xD||11:11 AM|
|Zachary S||Camshy lulz||11:11 AM|
|Lucian B||Screenshots on android look dope! Looking forward to see it on IOs||11:12 AM|
|Tim U||nice feature 🔥||11:16 AM|
|Bejo D||THAT IS DOOOOPE🤩🤩🤩🤩||11:17 AM|
|Lucian B||Huge UI improvement compared to the previous iteration||11:17 AM|
|Inigo L||Telegram has integrated voice chats, are you talking about that?||11:20 AM|
|Jose P||Nicee||11:20 AM|
|Udo K||Do we get our existing G-Bucks from the old platform transfered into SAT?||11:25 AM|
|Inigo L||When IDO details?||11:27 AM|
|Lucian B||So the new somee app will be on cardano?||11:29 AM|
|Bejo D||So will there be an option to swap somee points to ong and sat or another token?||11:35 AM|
|Tim U||Having your own in house|
wallet or using metamask intigration?
|Jose P||Lool 🤣||11:40 AM|
|Cesar S||Phillip you look good man lol 🙂||11:40 AM|
|SoMee S||Daddy Phillip you looked fine, Please come back!||11:40 AM|
|Anna E.||What usage will "old" ONG token have?||11:42 AM|
|Jatin C||is there any update on the tokenomics? by when can we expect to have the total supply and initial circulating supply?||11:47 AM|
|Tomer S||Hi, I missed the AMA. Just came. Could anyone sum up the announcements? |
|STUART M||You need to log in to see it||12:00 PM|
|Tomer S||We need to log in||12:00 PM|
|Cesar S||Thanks Chris,||12:00 PM|
|Phillip||yes, but it's free to register 🙂||12:00 PM|
Can I enter the beta right now? Is it Open?
|Phillip||it'lll be open beta on 5/3||12:02 PM|
|Cesar S||look can i DM you on twitter about this in case you dont get funded, possibly i'll be able to help?||12:02 PM|
|Phillip||send us an email to email@example.com||12:03 PM|
|Cesar S||Cheers Phillip||12:04 PM|
|Bejo D||Maybe also interesting to know for everyone, especially non crypto people, to what will be earnings be pegged to when upvoting? Especially when there is ong, sat and other tokens. How to explain that to the mass?|
Because then are probably again concerns about, where is it coming from?! Lol
|Inigo L||Adding intelectual property functionalite to NFTs|
could be great
|Anna E.||From what yor are saying I somehow understand that ONG will disapear... Why should we hodl it if advantages will be very limited?||12:28 PM|
|Chris||ONG is here to stay 😉 Not going anywhere||12:30 PM|
|Roj O||Magic!||12:31 PM|
|simon s||Thanks guys,||12:31 PM|
|Jose P||Cya||12:31 PM|
|Udo K||Thank you for your hard work!||12:31 PM|
|NOTE||All Chats are saved per session to ensure no missed questions or information is pased - and to ensure transparancy - Names are stripped of PII and handles are left in place. Bolded messages are from team members||Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes|
You can see the video recording here, on our official SoMee YouTube channel:
You can download our official slide deck below:
Well, it was another great AMA - this time, though, we didn't have our CEO with us, as he was busy meeting with investors! But it was great to be joined by 'The Cat' in this session. We also had a wonderful time actually SPEAKING to our audience (both Jatin and Ravi) came up to talk as well.
That's a format I want to keep as well - I'd love to physically hear form people near the end of the session (or even during) so that y'all can have more of an active voice in the project.
You can see the video recording here, on our official SoMee YouTube channel:
You can also watch it here, on our events site: https://events.somee.social/profile/713290934/713364630/SoMee-Community-AMA-35
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You can download our official slide deck below:
You can watch the official speed test of the old SoMee Social and the New One here:
First off, thank you for everyone who attended, and thanks for the entire SoMee community for the continued support. Our developers are working VERY LONG hours to get our roadmap implemented, and deliver the product we’ve been promising for so long.
It’s been a long time in the making, but our roadmap is finally read (at least for the foreseeable future).
Our roadmap outlines our current development processes, which are in high gear with 8+ developers, QA staff, testers, and project managers working actively on replicating all of the existing functionality of SoMee.social using our new interface. Our main focus here is making sure that we have a testable, workable beta available by probably 2/12/2020 and then our open betas in March of 2021.
Our marketing is a slow ramp from Jan all the way to our major launch in May (for now). Unless something major changes, this is how the marketing will work. We begin by doing small marketing campaigns with select influencers, pushing in more social media presence and advertising, then pushing in more affiliate advertising, and eventually culminating to market retargeting and full campaign pushes come May 2021.
The below are all the questions & answers from the AMA from our various users and community members. We will do our best to answer them all; if something is missing, don’t hesitate to reach out in our main TG group, or to our support.
The AMA recording can be viewed on our official YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lHPUOXHbl3c?wmode=opaque
You can also view it on our events portal: https://events.somee.social (note, this doesn’t work on mobile)
The next AMA will be held on 2/27/2020, you can register for it here: https://events.somee.social
Let’s have a great January everyone, and keep up the awesome support and work as always.
Why Does SoMee require KYC?
SoMee isn’t just required to follow KYC, it is required to follow AML and CFT laws as well - this is because we are a United States operating company. Any company in the United States who does anything in the financial space (any type of financial transaction) is required to follow and adhere to the AML/KYC and CFT rules.
Let’s outline how that goes here, and what we are required to abide by:
What is KYC?
KYC simply means ‘Know Your Customer’ it is the set of regulations that exist that specify when a company must first verify and validate the identify of a customer, before doing financial transactions.
When blockchain first came out, and in the hay day of Bitcoin, KYC wasn’t even required - which prompted a lot of concern from regulators in the United States, as well as the European Commission. Since 2019 and 2020, the laws have been extended that ALL blockchain based companies that issue crypto currency accounts, and/or do crypto currency transactions must do KYC on their customers.
What is AML?
This is an old subset of laws and regulations that help prevent money from being used illegibly in criminal enterprises - ergo, laundering money for use where it shouldn’t be going.
In 2019, the Unites States Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission ratified new regulations that made all blockchain companies, projects, and backed companies subject to AML rules.
Basically, if the company issues a crypto currency account to a customer, they must verify the customers identity.
What is CFT?
Combating the Financing of Terrorism is a relatively new regulation that was ratified in the earlier 2011-2020 era, mainly targeting banks and exchanges. However, in late 2019, and ratified in mid 2020, all blockchain companies were subject to these regulations as well.
Basically, we have to adhere to three main tenants for CFT:
Why don’t other companies in the Blockchain space do KYC?
Many are starting to do so, in fact, many DAPP and newer blockchain companies that are releasing in 2020, and 2021 are adding the KYC process into their systems before allowing the withdraw of any cryptocurrency from their systems. However, the newer CFT and KYC requirements also require us to do KYC before issuing a cryptocurrency account to a user. As SoMee provides you two actual accounts (one internally for our points) and the other externally for your ETH/ONG, we must do KYC in order to allow you full control over these wallets.
Some companies don’t want to do full KYC, so they skirt the regulations and laws by only doing smaller KYC processes - verifying that you are a real person by requiring you to do selfies, or some other form of confirmation. However, In the UEC as well in the United States, this is no longer allowed in the KYC process as the PRIMARY identifier - we must know something legally about the customer.
We do this with a company called Sum&Substance, who is able to verify your identity, verify you against AML lists, and CFT lists, and ensure that the address and selfie information, and ID information you provide is valid.
As the months go on, you will see more Blockchain based companies doing these types of actions.
You can see here, if you wish to read more about AML/KYC and CFT and how it affects blockchain based projects: Cryptocurrency Compliance: KYC, AML, CFT, and Pending Rules | BitIRA®
Hello everyone! Today was a minor update, but did see quite a few changes to the database structure for our service.
One of the key drivers behind performance is being able to lookup and give information to the clients quickly, efficiently, and effectively. One of the biggest issues we’ve had with this is the notifications system.
You can imagine just how many notifications are sent across this application on a per hour basis, and as all of those notifications have to be stored, and served for people to see, we can have a very………VERY……….complex sql setup to serve them.
We have optimized the heck out of these notifications today, and they have begun to load quite a bit faster.
While that may not seem like much was done today, suffice to say, the notifications are loading quite a bit faster, the load on the SQL cluster is much lower, and the rewards load faster for everyone
Stick with us for more updates as we post them
New versions of the mobile app have been released and approved by both major app stores. Below are the changes for 10/16/2020:
Have You Registered Yet? If not, visit: https://attend.zoho.com/kg2i and register for your seat today!
On the Schedule
As usual, we hold monthly AMA’s on the final Saturday of the month. In this case, it’ll bee our Halloween special AMA So, don’t forget to join us there!
We will have another open style AMA with Chris and myself, and other developers, on this date as well, who can answer whatever questions you have. We’ll first cover:
We’ll then open it for discussion with the community.
Now is your chance!
If you wish to be part of the AMA, or have your question answered for the AMA, please post your questions here, on the blog, as a comment, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with AMA Question as the subject.