I was just stressing the importance of putting more effort towards teaching others about Harmony the other day (just yesterday iirc). I had mentioned creating and leading an eDAO focused on educating the community about Harmony, and making sure there is always detailed, easy to comprehend, and up-to-date documentation available on docs.harmony.one. As well as many other ways of helping the community learn about Harmony. I’m sure we would eventually come up with many great ways of accomplishing this.
It would help to clear up a lot of the confusion, uncertainties, and fear that people have, and would ultimately benefit Harmony greatly. Especially with growth and adoption at these early stages. It would also free up a lot of time for those who currently spend a lot of time helping others that are new to Harmony and have questions. This, combined with something like the idea the OP posted, would probably work well as a solution to all of these issues, and quite possibly issues that we aren’t thinking of atm or even unforeseen issues that we haven’t run into yet.
I’ve been around the Harmony community for quite some time now, and ONE thing that I have noticed is that even with the documentation available, people have lots of questions, are confused or unclear about certain steps to doing things with Harmony, not sure how it works at all, are afraid that they can lose their ONE by staking with a new/unestablished validator and all sorts of other misunderstandings, as well as being totally unaware of certain things such as talk.harmony.one, or other things that are going on with or available on Harmony.
I do believe that educating others about Harmony is of utmost importance. Rewarding members of the Harmony family for learning about Harmony and participating on the forums, voting, etc., now that sounds like a great way to accomplish that. Question is, how can we go about doing it? In regards to the “learn to earn” idea. More ideas from everyone in regards to this would be great.
We could make it as simple as having a “ONE rewards system”. Where users earn ONE for completing daily tasks such as checking in on the forums, voting, delegating to unelected or upcoming validators, participating in events and activities, and so on. And occasionally we could throw some NFT rewards out there for completing special tasks or perhaps make the reward system give ONE by default, but sort of like a lottery system it will randomly reward users with an NFT every once in a great while.
I feel like that would help draw in two huge but somewhat separate communities based on Blockchain technology to learn about Harmony. Those who want to earn $$$ or ONE, and those who are more interested in NFTs and art. If we make the NFTs a rare enough thing, they would be highly sought after and that might bring a lot of attention and growth for Harmony. The end result will be a huge, exponentially growing, highly educated community behind Harmony.
“People fear what they do not understand”… and when people have fear or uncertainties about something when it comes to dropping $$$ into it, it goes without saying that most tend to be hesitant or absolutely refuse to invest in it or utilize it. So let’s eliminate the fear at the source by addressing the lack of understanding issue with an eDAO and a “learn to earn” and participation rewards program.
I’m interested in hearing some feedback on the eDAO idea and would love to hear from you guys in regards to this. I would like to get a few good people together to start this with me. If it’s something that Harmony might be interested in backing, I would be glad to start and coordinate the eDAO (if that’s how we end up going about doing this and end up naming it accordingly). I do not want to hijack this thread about an eDAO, so if this reply gets enough likes or simple comments, especially from the right people, I will create a new thread in regards to the eDAO idea, come up with some ideas, find others who would be willing to help and then create a good solid plan and proposal for it.