I started learning about crypto trading since 21 May, 2017. For the next 4 months I hunted 4Chan, reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Quora and Telegram for the best and the most authentic content and learning material on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. I burnt my hands (lost my money quite a few times) via Pump and Dump groups, false promises and wrong interpretations. But, I was able to figure out by August end, what and who to learn from in crypto and blockchain.
When I used to talk to my friends about cryptocurrencies (during the same time I was learning), the biggest problem they also faced was that there was so much noise around the subject (bans, regulations, hacks etc) and more over, no one knowledgable to talk to who they knew. There was no one they could fall back on, no one to trust and they were scared.
Thus began the story of Crypto currency trading geeks on 26 Oct 2017, 4 days before my 29 birthday. A closed Facebook group gave them the safe zone to be themselves, ask any doubts they had, geek out about why is the price going up or down and engage in conversations with people just like them 😃
And boy, are we proud of where we stand today.
In 4 months, we have close to 7000 intelligent investors across 99 countries who are ready to help you come onboard the crypto train in a safe and intelligent way.
When we started building this community we were building for a product that we were planning — Stature Network
Stature Network was going to be in simple words — Trading View on Blockchain with incentives on sharing quality trading analysis.
While building the community we learned the following about our community members —
Handling a community is a constant, ever evolving game. On one hand you have to cleverly weed out the toxicity, on another constantly remove spams and adverts, and on the third hand (if you have one) create content which gets people to comment and debate.
And it’s a thin red line on which you play the balancing act.
Based on the above insights, we decided to drop Stature Network for the time being and focus just on growing the community.
A few examples of the above —
2. Interesting experiments and passionate debates
3. Daily Discussions (FAQs) on fundamental and technical aspects of crypto trading
4. Offline community building via Crypto Trade Talks
One of the most impactful moments of working on Crypto Trade Talks was -
After putting up this comment 12 community members messaged me on Facebook to understand how can they better manage their emotions and money in this crash.
We truly felt that we have been able to make a big impact in the lives of a few of our community members.
Now we want to scale this impact to the next level and this is what we are planning.
Rishi Agarwal — Founder of Bidstalk, Ex - MD Applift (a data driven app marketing company), Founder Coin Scenario. Rishi will be helping the community by sharing the latest fundamental news and best technical analysis as that is what he curates at Coin Scenario.
Nipun Gupta — Nipun lives, drinks, eats, and breathes the cybersecurity, innovation and venture ecosystem. A mentor to many entrepreneurs, he founded Veni Vidi VC podcast whose episodes ranked #1 on ProductHunt. While currently leading Deloitte’s cyber innovation ecosystem, Nipun advises the cryptocurrency Hshare ($HSR) as a side project. He continues to advise startups based in US, India, and UK. His approach has often been praised as being pragmatic and sustainable while being aligned with the business goals of a project. Based in Silicon Valley and connected to the local blockchain community, Nipun will be helping us to increase the network strength, both in quality and quantity.
Anurag Yadav — got introduced to crypto in mid of 2017. It’s been around 4 months since he has been actively educating himself about this space and 2 months since he has been actively investing. The agenda is obviously to generate an income source but he is also fascinated both by the features that this tech offers and its applications to solve real world problems. He still considers himself a novice in this world but he also tries to learn something new every day. Anurag will be helping us identifying potential ICOs.
Paras Pundir — You never grow alone but always with a community. This started making sense when Paras started working as a Community Manager. After hoping designations in half a dozen companies within three years, he landed to the same designation with which he had started just after college. There was just one difference. Formally, he was given the designation of a Community Manager and this time, he chose to be the one. Paras will be helping us scale the online and offline community via events, meet-ups and digital engagements.
Rishabh Bose — Will be helping us keep things simple. With the Big Guns in the picture, we needed someone who would help make things easier to get for the people looking to get started (we call’em noobs). Marketer by profession.
This is an open community and we love any kind of criticism, feedback or suggestions.
Reach out to us at email@example.com or the Facebook group :)
We are still looking for the following community members —
If you want to apply please reach out to us on the group or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can apply here http://bit.ly/CryptoMods