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Stoned Update

11 days ago

Smokers, Tokers, Brothers n Sisters!


me... Living my best life

High!

With over 2 months behind us, all I should have to say is Wow.

As the CEO of Smoke Holdings Ltd., a private company that runs the open-source smoke.io, a decentralized app on the Smoke blockchain, as well as contributes to the development of the Smoke blockchain, I am extremely proud to be apart of what we have accomplished.

Smoke Holdings Ltd. ran one of the smallest successful ICO's in history and were told we would not make it nearly as far as we have. We did not have celeb endorsements or a 'well known' team and being a DPoS chain has its struggles, as does being a 'cannabis' coin.

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With a proven revenue model and business plan, that does not rely on market conditions, in place, I think it is safe to say we are proving all the naysayers wrong.

Given the weakness of the cryptocurrency market, the fiat returns on our ads with Mantis increasing, we will be able to purchase back more Smoke than previously thought each month, and keep the lights on as we scale to new highs... (Guess our business model makes sense now huh )


Although we still cannot afford guitars right now. :')


For the past few weeks, you may have noticed my comment or upsmoke on your post. Keep up the great content. I read everything I upvote and am constantly amazed at how diverse and awesome this community is growing into.

... If you have not yet received a comment or upvote from me and thought your content is the dankest chedder cheese, it's not that your content is not worthy of it, I most likely just did not see it...

A day in the life of a @stoner, goes a little something like this:

7'30AM | Wake up by my dog singing me one of his "Get the FUCK outa BED" songs..

7'30AM - 8'30AM | Walk my doggo along the beach, either blazing a wake n bake or doing some exercise... Depending on the mood (Right now I'm stuck in a wake n bake mood, prob cos of the extra late nights)

8'30AM - 10'30AM | Make a coffee and spliff, and open up the laptop. First thing I do is check that nothing major has occured. I then check my emails and answer any urgent ones. My emails are mainly filled with back and forths with exchanges that refuse to list us for anything under what I would call a "mafia" rate, some support tickets will have been escalated up to me and a few outreach connections or PR. After that I briefly check Smoke.io

10'30AM - 1PM | Chat on discord to my devs and any witnesses, advisors or community members that have something to chat about, suggest or ask.

1PM - 2'30PM | Breakfast (Normally another coffee and always another J), wash the dishes and clean my flat then another quick walk with my doggo.

2'30PM - 5'30PM | Start coding on the front end, work through some exercises, or read technical documentation needed for things in the roadmap.

5'30PM - 7PM | Check on things like emails, analytics and daily general business house keeping.

7PM - 9PM | Dinner, Netflix and chill.

9PM - 0AM | Chat to my team and anyone that has connected with me, or outreach those that haven't..

...Then I Smoke, Get Paid. Repeat.


This past week...

I have been working closely with Baabeetaa to create a pretty major update for Smoke.io.

I won't give you any spoilers ..

These updates are a cultivation of listening to you guys n girls, having fun while coding (Yep, it is no longer work when you enjoy it so much), and using the platform as much as I can when I get a gap to see what could be improved and improve the user experience.

I have also started testing the first ad on rollitup.org and we have started to see a few signups drip in from @skylinebuds theweedtube promotion.

Some other things I have been working on is getting some flyers printed locally to get more Zaffers (South Africans) on smoke.io .. I have uploaded the artwork on github:

I urge witnesses to create stickers/flyers and bomb your nearest smoke shops as well!

Let's spread smoke like wildfire,

Stoner
Founder and CEO of Smoke Holdings, Ltd.


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Awesome... best CEO ever... I want to come work for you. Wait I think I already am. And the compensation is fantastic.... I love coming here each day... getting High and creating new works of Art. Smoke.io is the best thing ever. Don’t make too many changes... keep it simple. I think it is running very well. I am not a Witness but I am flooding Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Steemit, Youtube, TheWeedTube with my Smoke.io videos and Art work.... working to bring a few million new Stoners here each day.

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You def already do... with overtime :')

I am stoked you have found your niche here and I am always happy to see your posts when I check with rex on twitter and such. Keep up the great work bud!

.. A few million stoners each day? :') We might run outa stoners. . .

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Not sure the witnesses are ready to scale up server specs for that use level. 😂

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Imagine the ad revenue tho :')

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Pretty sure there are a few billion out there..... and new ones every day up here in Canada.

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hehe true.. could keep us busy for awhile.

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I also love coming here each day, my new internet home and possible future full time income. Wow what a thought if only smoke can set me free!

Looking forward to the updates and changes you and Baabeetaa come up with!

I did register and have an account with "theweedtube" thanks to @skylinebuds post here too. I haven't utilized it yet but I know I will. I'l be doing some edible recipes and more soon.

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Nice... Can't wait to see them. Keep up the awesome content!

Its been an interesting and amazing joining so far, from the ICO to the smoke testnet what i learnt from the smoke network /community is there is no time to slow down as everyone has something to offer.
The devs, you everyone has done immensely well and the smoke content creators are the most important of us all, they are putting much enthusiasm to see quality contents are on the platform.
I'm just a mod on discord and a smoke musician to produce the first ever smoke song, more of the same from everyone - the moon is the destination 😍
Dear Ceo you are unique and dear smoke community you guys are awesome.
More smoke

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Marshal, your music is so dope! I am so happy to have such amazing talent on the platform. Look forward to hearing more of it and if we ever have a smoke party in SA you best believe Im flying you down for an appearance :D .

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that would be indeed lovely can't even wait for a smoke party to show up already 🤗.

well i definitely keep creating some lovely smoke tunes for promotional uses and to also use my smoke song to educate people about the cannabis /smoke network and its uses .
its been a fascinating journey so far.
and the Road keeps going to greatness and for greater achievements ✌️

Will you do a live AMA session? It think it would be nice for the community to ask questions about the state of things and future plans!

Smoke on @stoner!

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You mean like on YouTube or something?

I'm not sure I have the equipment for something like this... Feel free to ask any questions here tho and I will try to reply to the best of my ability.

Happy Smoking @futurethinker!

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Yes.

Oke here is a question. In the short team what is the team working on in the next 2 months? And can what are the big things you guys are working on that will bring more users/investment into smoke that the community can be excited about?

Looking forward to the answer! @stoner

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I will have to test if I can go live.. last time I tried it locked up my mac :')

Sure so the team is working on various things.

Joe has been focusing on outreach and In terms of cannabis businesses we have 200-300 already lined up and an automated system for outeach to all cannabis brands and businsess with a website. There are dozens of dispensaries etc who have experessed interest and thousands more out there for us to contact.

We have mainly been slowly building our traffic and community first before pitching to most of them though as all the legit ones want to see numbers first. Once we are at 250k page views a month or so we'll start ramping it up from where it us now and I'm sure we'll get taken a lot more seriously.

Even though our traffic is still relatively low on the plus side over 50% of our traffic is US and Canada and we are building a presence in all the major weed hubs in US. We have users who work at dispensaries, small to large scaler growers, and in everything in-between already on the network and some amazing content being produced.

The plan is to get enough users and start getting cannabis businesses on-board (seed banks, online bud sellers, grow shop suppliers, etc) who may want to buy Smoke and setup an account in addition to paying for ads to upvote their posts for cheaper exposure and to generate Smoke off their content.

We are also testing with smoke ads on sites like rollitup.org and others to test the waters and see what type of cost per user aquisition is and from that and our traffic analytics we can start to craft a press kit and one for potential advertisers.

We have another press release going out in the next few weeks as well.

On the development side, we have fallen slightly behind the roadmap as there has been tons of scope creep. Our devs are currently split between doing maintanance on the RPC, building a blockchain follower and new API for smoke, and improving the smoke.io front end. The blockchain follower will allow us to query a database for posts and such rather then slamming the RPC and should reduce running costs as we scale quite substantially. We will be having an internal meeting soon to discuss how far we need to push back some items on the roadmap and things we need to add that have become more important given the current landscape.

We have also been pitching exchanges and VC's. Working through that landscape is on-going and nothing is ever certain, though we do have some parties interested I cannot really devulge much on this front.

Oh man, this is an epic update!

Truly spectacular what has been achieved thus far just with some sensible, hardworking and honest talent your team has. Fantastic to see among a past year of observing too many failures and rip-offs. smoke.io finally brings a legit, wonderful, world first mover into the new field of online community forums powered by a blockchain.

Smoke on, clean and pure for the long term!

~easyrider
P.S. Those days sound oddly familiar to my own at times!

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Thanks. It is been a great journey so far and every day something comes up to keep us working on something.

Great to have you here, keep up the good work you doing.. Can't wait to get a holiday, if I ever take one. . . Perhaps we need a Smoke meetup in Thailand that forces me on one sometime next year :D

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Thanks @stoner and in particular for your recognition. I'm fully committed to the vast potential of the SMOKE network blockchain and its community. SMOKE.io is a really great and interesting place to be involved right now. Those that may ignorantly dismiss this as a 'stoners' social network will get a big surprise!


Now you mention it .... Thailand makes for a serious opportunity to hold an activity/event/meet-up in 2019. Why? Due to the changing medical use status and opening up of cannabis stock listings on Thai SET and all sorts of great things. Recreational use is still years off - but, Long and Short, there will be CONFERENCES.

It would be my honor and pleasure to work on you for that; perhaps combining an event stand and meet up at a beach location after, this could all be organized. I'm already having ideas ... Without wanting to overcommit, it does fit well into my goals for this network and my blogging, (including @cryptoninja.guru, which is a website and main account name across all graphene chains) over the coming months/year. Look forwards to continuing this conversation and will reach out to your Telegram/Discord soon.

SMOKE on,

~easyrider

It is truly AMAZING to see how far The Smoke Network has come! It's been an uphill battle from the start, but your hard work and dedication to the project and its mission has paid off... and now with such an incredible community behind you SMOKE WILL SURVIVE and find its place at the top.

Thank you for never giving up!

Loving that view... even the mountain is smoking one with you ;-)

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Thank you man. Couldn't do it without this amazing community, and the support of my team, girlfriend and friends.

Let's try thrive instead of just survive...

Up, up, and away, keep on building @stoner and smoke Team! Thanks for taking the time to post and keep us up to date! Really like the idea of making some flyers to hit our shops, maybe even some that are small business card size... we know that they will likely get used as filter material too..haha

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No problem. :) I will try to update more often, it is just tough finding enough time in the day to do everything.

Yeah business size ones would rock here is my design for business card, you can even get the printing shops to make those dotted lines perforated for extra effect :D : (pfd print files should be in the github folder...

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Hey this is great! I may play with this and add a few extra perforations..

we must all do our part to help spread smoke. For a fledgling platform it is already becoming quite an interesting ecosystem. It will be interesting to watch this platform develop as the greater global cannabis community begins to get hip. We may even surpass steemit!

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It sure is interesting so far. .

There are some cannabis sites that have the traffic steemit does, so perhaps only a matter of time and endurance. (Though steem itself could be 10x larger by then too, and def not a race :) )

Yeah buddy, slowly but surely we will get there. This community is quite amazing. A huge thanks for making it a reality and all the hard work you continue to put in, even without a guitar😉

Maybe someday you'll even have one of those😂

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Yeah, but even the nicest guitar might not be enough to make up for the hair 😉

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Dammit.. You can't win em all.

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Thanks... If I ever have time to play guitar, somethings wrong.

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I heard that

After reading the whole post I just wanna say how excited I am about this project. Anyone reading this should also know that @stoner is a really down to earth kinda guy who has always responded to DM's no matter how unimportant they've been.

There's been some users wondering why I have been selling some Smoke stake recently and I just want to address that it is definitely not because I have given up on the platform or that I don't see it going up in value any time soon. Recent market trends have motivated me to do some more trading back and forth with certain coins that have held up their value a lot better than the rest (such as Smoke) and hopefully if everything goes according to plan (you never know with crypto markets) I will be able to buy back a lot more than I have been selling off. :) Other than that I have been selling some smoke directly to some new users that have been interested in kickstarting their Smoke experience and it is nice to see how well they have done in the community so far!

Keep up the great work team and see you at the top!

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Thanks bud.. great to have you around and I thoroughly enjoy our private chats every known and again.

It makes me proud to have some of the early DPoS legends on this chain...

Don't wait too long to buy em back up. ;)

you're pushing this movement and it's amazing how this idea have grown into something as huge as this, just amazing, it's a gift to take pride in what you do and especially what you smoke... Lol

Just joined yesterday and made my introductory post few minutes ago

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Thanks. . I def take pride in smoke (both types) :D

Great to have you on the platform brother. 1 love.

With a proven revenue model and business plan, that does not rely on market conditions

neditsonlyajoke

XD

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hehe

Great to read all this, smoke is going in a good way.

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Thanks Chester!

Is this newest update you're bragging about the one that just took away my ability to build my own tag? Cause it sucks if so... imo anyway

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I appreciate the feedback Dave, even tho its a done in a bit of a harsh way... I won't 'brag' again, even tho the community asked what I was up to...

answered on your "WTF" post. :P

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Sorry if I was a bit harsh.. it's right there in the middle of my name.. sometimes I'm a Dick #familytradition 😁

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No worries.. I am listening and I urge you still put #themorningblaze in the body of your post.

I made another small update. If you put your tags in the body of the post they will now appear like this in your post:

I know it's not exactly what you wanted but a compromise for now?

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That looks good but I actually came to a better solution for me during a smoking session. But thank you for considering my concerns.

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I know and I really appreciate that you took the time to communicate. The world needs more of that.. Huge thumbs up.

Nice one bru , thanks for the upvote last week!
We're still trying to hustle here until March in Joburg, then we gtfo if nothing happens! Glad to see some of us made it to the top of the (table) mountain...
I went to the 420 cafe in Joburg it was meeh...I tried to sell them some hybrid outdoor, but they didn't even know that kush are indica, they wanted some indoor only...
You have one in Capetown?
How long did it take you to learn Solidity?

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Awesome..

No we don't have a canna cafe yet that I am aware of. I think josi is way more liberal when pushing the boundaries of the current law.

I don't know much solidity. Almost all my work is html, css, js & react based.

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when pushing the boundaries of the current law
You mean it's more corrupter hahah😛

I don't know much solidity. Almost all my work is html, css, js & react based
Alright thanks good to know!

Hi Jonathan,
Hope we can chat soon.
I told you I had BIG plans ;) for Smoke!
Be well my friend.

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Hey buddy. Sent you a message on Discord. Hope you well and healthy.

I have to say I like the contrast in how you communicate compared to the way ned have been doing things over on Steemit @stoner!

I am happy I found your chain this early on so I can take a part in the shaping of this wonderful community 🤗

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Thanks so much. Some of the things I keep close to my chest are trying my best to be transparent, open and sincere.

Thanks for your update, I am curious to see what's the update about <3!

Keep it up, you're fantastic!

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Thanks bud. Keep up the great work on the platform! I am sure you will like the coming smoke.io update.

Thanks for your update and great news.
It is great move, to create stickers & flyers.

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Thanks.. Yeah the stickers and flyers are an easy win.. If everyone had to create a couple and hand em out we would snowball in users.

I plan to make a few thousand and heading to a trance party in a few weeks to give em out.

You are the best and we are proud of you as a CEO. You deserve our full respect. Keep it Higher,!

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Thanks. I will definetly keep it Higher :D

I have written a short Smoke.io song and will create a video where I play my guitar in my painting Studio... stay tuned for that one.

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hehehe. k.

Hi @stoner, I'm new here so I thought I'd say hi here and thanks for the upsmoke. We started Anarchaforko here in Acapulco which is a cannabis friendly event and I'd like to make it just as smoke.io centric as it is steemit centric. We'd like you to be involved and would offer you a ticket for your help spreading the word!

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Nice. I read your post. Super interesting... I would fucking love to come to Mexico but I live in South Africa... Not sure flying me half way across the world is the best use of your funds, as I'm just a simple stoner that would prob just come and smoke all your weed and eat all that meat, and then pass out in the desert after getting drunk on moonshine. :D

I am not a witness (yet) but I advertise the heck out of the platform and will keep advertising for it. I believe in smoke.

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You are doing an excellent job with all the great competitions!

Keep up the awesome work!

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I have a magnet for you. If you DM me your mailing address on discord I will get it sent out to you.

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Really? All the way to South Africa?

... I should warn you, our postal system is so messed that last time someone tried to send me something I only got it 8 months later. :D

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Hopefully you will get it sooner than 8 months but yep all the way to South Africa. The way these are made they are cheap to ship I can put them in a greeting card and a couple of stamps. But I think our CEO should have one.

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Ok awesome! I will find you on discord.

Did somebody mention guitars???
:D Great job man.
Stoked for you and the community.
Yeeeow!

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hehe. Thanks.

You know when someone Great posts something great on Smoke.io....Everything from what was put into the post, to what you have said in the comments you are definitely a leader. I love how sweet this place I call my little "Cannabis Oasis" is. Thank you for being the Man behind the reason we have SmokeNetwork & for taking us to new HIGHS with you!
I take it we have permission to you those Images on GitHub for other purposes like art/videos/gifs for the site?

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Yep, everything on our github that is in public folders is open source. :)

I am glad you have found a little place to be free here.

One of the best way to live life!! Work on your dreams and also make others dream come true! You are an inspiration to all of us.

We as a witness will definitely continue to work on anything and everything needed for promoting the smoke.io. This is going to be one of the major goal for next two quarters.

Regarding your chat with exchanges, keep up your effort, but don’t get disappointed if they deny because we are what we are(stoners)! As we grow the user base, they themselves would want us to be listed there.

So let’s spread the word to smoke , get paid , repeat 🌿🌿

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Thanks for all the support!

Yeah I'm not disapointed.. I am sure one of the major exchanges will come around eventually. :)

Good to know the lights are staying on due to ads.. sorry to hear there are no guitars yet.. any timetable on the Lambos?

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hmm.. I cannot promise any of those...

Tho how about some lamb bro's? ...If you ever in SA I would gladly show you my spit braai skills :P

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Lol, epic reply

This will be me after I see your upcoming update - lol

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hehe, I hope so....

I usually try to underpromise and overdeliver, and never give these "Oh it's coming" type posts so hopefully its not an overhype :D

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I trust you when you say that it's a pretty significant update :)

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We sure have tried to pack quite a bit of features into this one. :D

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I think I just figured out what your update is . . . you're going to release emoji's aren't you?!

If I am right then don't say anything - lol

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I knew it!

Alright to start thanks for this whole thing man. We wouldn't be here with out you that's for sure and all these amazing ideas you got are going to bring us over the top.

On to this post thanks for the shout out and glad we are getting some sign ups

Next I really think next week I think I need to get my life on a routine like you got set out. Think this would make my life so much easier.

So to end this comment Thanks for everything you are doing I know it must be a lot work but you will be why smoke hits the big time.

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Thanks bud.

Routine is a habit we form by just doing everyday. :)

" you will be why smoke hits the big time"

he.. Thanks.. more so the community to "hit the big time" I would think...

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Haha yeah that is true but they say people that can take control of the time in a day are rhe ones that seceded the most.

Stoner life is the best life you can have thanks for giving us all this great opportunity to be part of this community. Lets grow this network until we all can see the flowers!

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Damb straight.. Those flowers are not gonna grow themselves, so lets do this!

You are the best! Thanks so much for the update. Can't wait to see the new stuff! =)

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Thanks. I am sure you will like it!

I will be working on sticker designs, my wife thought, and will start to spread the word.

We were thinking more in a legalization activisim with smoke.promotion in a signature for one, and one as a pure smoke promotion...

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Very cool. be sure to check the github for the logo's and such.. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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I know, have them bookmarked from contest post about baners for forums

Do you have any precise plans on buying back smoke? Like, will you do it at market prices or are your planning on buying it back at a fixed price? And you wanted to use a portion of the ad revenues iirc?

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No precise plans quite yet, tho most likely we will just put some walls up at current market price on Rudex (and then burn the coins) with a portion of the ad revenue every time it pays out.

Ad revenue at the moment is only around $25 a day, but should scale nicely as we grow the userbase.

It's great news to hear that the smoke community is doing awesomely well, we look ahead to greater achievement on the long run even as we get more smokers into the platform.🎻

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Thanks ufaz. I look forward to that as well.

Good to read from you again, thank you for the update! I'll contribute to the effort by making banners (for those who would like to advertise the network on the web). You thought it would be tough to put a project like smoke.io into orbit, but the community has shown you that we're aiming for the moon! Stay healthy mate, and eat bananas ;)

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Thanks bud! I look forward to those banners. ... Bananas huh? Does banana break count? :D

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Yes, anything that smells or tastes like banana! :D

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By the way, what is the name of the font you used for the slogan (Smoke, Get Paid. Repeat.)?

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On which design?

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On the flyers you made last week.

Man, this place is awesome!

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Sure is. :)

I for one am very appreciative of this platform. It is allowing me to come out of my "weed closet" and look towards activism.

On the business side...I have been impressed with how organized and forward looking Smoke is. Awesome for a bunch of "lazy" stoners.

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Very cool. . . We sure do need more activists in this world. Especially stoner activists that get out there and push this movement forward. Keep it up!

heheh ... Gotta love proving that "lazy" stereotype wrong every day.