Updates from th3build
The Lockbox Crowdfund 🔐
Earlier this week, NestEgg launched the MVP of their infrastructure crowdfunding platform, starting first with a VR arcade. The idea is simple: if a bunch of people want to play virtual reality every now and then, but don’t want to pay the full cost, they can purchase it together. This brings down costs dramatically for the individual, making VR experiences more accessible to the participating crowd.
This is the new sharing economy, with individuals collectively owning the infrastructure they want to use and/or have access to.
Currently 13 people have participated in the crowdfund and, so far, have raised €180 of their €300 goal (60%). Once the crowdfund is complete, owners will receive hour reservation credits each week, which will grant access to use their VR arcade for free.
Are you at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, Netherlands? If so, you can still hop into the crowdfund before it completes!
For a ONE-TIME payment of €10, you’ll receive 1 hour reservation credit EACH WEEK.
Ethereal Summit - Ethereum in NYC 🗽
The NestEgg team attended the ethereum conference, Ethereal Summit, this last Friday and Saturday. The Nestegg platform is built using the ethereum blockchain to issue tokens and automate administration through smart-contracts, thus the team met with the broader community of developers and ambitious entrepreneurs to see what other projects are being built and strategies they are using.
If you’d like to learn more about the event, you can read Nathalie’s recap of the event.
Meet Samenleven @ Pensiontech Summit
This May 16-17 in the Hague is a conference to discuss the technology and efforts to future-proof life-security. There, you can meet the team behind Samenleven, a new venture created by pension experts to develop a crowdfunded village in Rivierenland.
The goal is ambitious: can individuals invest in a community that they will retire in? Samenleven is giving individuals the opportunity to invest in the solar panels, transportation, real-estate, and other infrastructure in a community that individuals can move to for their retirement. If you’d like to learn more about this initiative, you can meet them at their booth at the Pensiontech Summit.
Not able to attend the Pensiontech Summit?
Don’t fret! Samenleven is also hosting a community meetup on May 29th in Nijmegen. The exact address, program and a guest will follow soon. Should you for that time have any questions or want to advance something about the subject, do not hesitate to email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org // +31 6 49332910 (Harm de Jong)
Surprise! Ether GIVEAWAY
The Ethereal Summit conference had plenty of booths demonstrating various decentralized apps (dapps) and projects. One of the booths, hosted by the Nash Cash Casino, offered several game-theory games, pitting individuals against each other to demonstrate classical game-theory problems. Winners received the above game chips, which can be broken open to reveal an ethereum private key inside, holding .01 ETH each!
We have 3 tokens to giveaway to 3 lucky winners!