nxt-crowdfunding

The first book about Nxt

Crowdfunding campaign: 5th December 2015 to 5th January 2016

In summary, our goals are:

Produce a high quality, limited edition of the English language version of the book in printed (paper) form.

Translate the book into each of the other 4 languages depending on demand and to make them available initially as pdfs.

Produce paper versions of the book in each of the other 4 languages either as ‘Print-on-Demand’ or in high quality, again depending on demand.

We need your support
NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV

UPDATES:

2/1: 218’345 NXT = 109%

31/12: Secondary goals, update:
300k NXT: The book will be translated into French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
These translations will be published as e-books and Print-on-Demand Paperback-books (online stores).
400k NXT: a special dedicated drawing for the book cover.

30/12: 200’987 NXT!!! The English book will be printed!!!
30/12: We are at 174’736 NXT = 87%
29/12: 97’236 NXT = 48.6%. Forgot why to buy now? Read here.

24/12: The Auction for the “SurpriseAlias” is launched. Still running!

20/12: Items are now listed the FreeMarket:
Early English Bird (NXT): Item ID: 16490165100701367829
Early bird (coinoUSD): Item ID: 8420428142002316682
Nxter.org – E-book life subscription: Item ID: 11946889862755088422

18/12: From tomorrow the price will be 3050 NXT per paper-book
18/12: The first Nxt Book featured on Bitcoin Rush NXT Special.
17/12: Total 47’422 NXT – 23.7%
17/12: MrCluster87 uploaded a video about the Nxt Book.
17/12: Translation of the announcement in Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian
11/12: Translation of the announcement in Chinese and Spanish
11/12: How to buy books with Bitcoin wallets and SEPA
8/11: Funded: 20.656 NXT = 10.3%
6/11: NEW: Asset for a German e-book is ebookger, ID 15328472663107546217
6/11: Roberto (DeBuNe) has written a new chapter, “Nxt: a revolutionary tool for businesses”, for the book.
5/11: Swarm: http://plaisirdhistoire.nouncy.com/crowdfunding-for-the-first-book-about-nxt#/
5/11: Discuss this: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/(crowdfunding)-the-first-book-about-nxt/
4/11: French campaign: http://nxter.org/fr/le-premier-livre-sur-nxt/
4/11: English campaign: http://nxter.org/crowdfunding-the-first-book-about-nxt/

The book

The first pdf:
http://nxter.org/nxt-2nd-birthday/

The original pdf was published to celebrate Nxt’s second birthday. It contains articles written in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese; the first multilingual tangible symbol of the real-life, global, transformative potential of Nxt.

We raise funds for a translated and printed (paper) version of the pdf-book. The translated version of the book will be co-published by Nxter Magazine (NXTER.ORG) and Plaisir d’histoire (Ludom).

nxt-2nd-bday

Introduction
by apenzl …………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Что делает Nxt криптоплатформой второго поколения?
(English: What makes Nxt crypto platform 2nd generation?)
by abctc …………………………………………………………………………………. 11

The original spirit
by Bas ‘Damelon’ Wisselink ………………………………………………………….. 17

Nxt son histoire et son potentiel
(English: Nxt – its history and potential)
by Lionel ‘Ludom’ Jeannerat …………………………………………………………. 28

Three unappreciated Nxt services
by Cassius ………………………………………………………………………………. 52

Nxt financiación colectiva
(English: Nxt Crowdfunding)
by Rubén BC ……………………………………………………………………………. 58

Nxt Foundation:
How to market a decentralised, open source organisation
by Dave ‘EvilDave’ Pearce ……………………………………………………………. 73

The Value of 10 NXTs
by ChuckOne …………………………………………………………………………… 80

SuperNET
by Cassius and apenzl ………………………………………………………………… 87

中国正在觉醒
(English: China is awake)
by NxtChina ……………………………………………………………………………. 97

The regulatory process:
if you‘re not at the table, you‘re on the menu
by Robert Bold, Kushti, Jean-Luc and Riker …………………………………….. 105

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The goals

The main goal: English paper book

We want to publish a really good quality book in English. We don’t want to use the print-on-demand solution because the print quality is bad and the profits are tiny.

To print 200 books, we need 200’000 NXT of crypto-value. All the NXT, assets and the MScoins are in the “First Nxt book” account NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV.

The campaign will end on the 5th January 2016.

Updates of the estimated value of the ‘First Nxt book’ portfolio will be published regularly on Nxtforum.

Secondary goals: other language versions of the book

Since there would certainly be less demand for editions of the book in other languages, we are putting forward the following proposals:

20 e-books sold: translation into any of the other 4 languages: Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese.

If 20 assets of an e-book in one of the above languages are sold, we will begin translating it into that language. You can buy as many assets as you want to support your own language version of the book.

50 e-books sold: paper book published as Print-on-demand

If 50 assets of an e-book in a particular language are sold, we will launch the corresponding asset PbookXXX and the MScoins (x3, x10 and x50). You will then be able to buy the paper book in this language.

Subject as provided below, the quality of the book will be ‘Print-on-Demand’.

30 paper books + 150k NXT sold: paper book ‘best quality’

After the main goal of 200k NXT has been reached, for every additional 150k NXT, we will publish the book in a new language in the same quality as the English language version.

To qualify for high quality publication, a minimum of 30 copies of the particular language version of the book must have been purchased. Where two or more language versions of the book qualify, the best seller will be the one chosen.

 

We need your support

This project needs support from the community: morally and financially.

Morally: we need your support to help sustain our motivation. If our project doesn’t have the community’s support, we have no reason to continue working on it.

Financially: we need your support so that we can create high quality publications of the book in paper form, starting with the English Language version.

Each copy sold during the campaign will be numbered and signed by Ludom on behalf of Nxter Magazine and Plaisir d’histoire.

Over time, as Nxt becomes established as a financial ecosystem, it is anticipated that the book will become an increasingly valuable collector’s item.

Our projected costs are:

  • Printing cost: 200 books
    (150mm x 220 mm, 136 + 4 pages,
    Interior B/W 90gr Premium,
    Couverture Quadri 235gr Integra Antalis,
    Spine Sewn and glued).
  • Shipping cost, taxes and custom fees (30% of the book’s price).
  • Miscellaneous costs: ISBN and Swiss National Library registration of the books, shipping of the books for the contributors (writers, editors and translators).

Plaisir d’histoire will pay the FIAT bills but wants to be reimbursed in crypto-currencies, assets and MScoins.

Nxter Magazine and Plaisir d’histoire need 200’000 NXT or its equivalent in value in other crytocurrencies, assets or MScoins to produce and deliver a high quality paper version of the book in English.

Donations and account leasing

Feel free to make donation to the account NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV.
We accept: NXT, assets, MScoins, alias, nice messages and anything-else you like.

During the crowdfunding campaign, the account will be forging all the time, the forging revenues will be part of the funding. Lease your account to support the project.

special

Alias system

On Nxtforum, we’ll organise an auction to sell a special alias: SurpriseAlias.

The winner of the auction will buy the alias on the Nxt platform.
This alias will be printed in large font on the first pages under the words: “Discover the link of SurpriseAlias”.

Early bird discount grunge rubber stamp on white background, vector illustration

Marketplace

15 x Early English Bird (17$):

The English language version of the book will be sold with a 15% discount. Each Nxt account will be limited to one book at this discount.

You will also receive 1 asset Pbookeng.

If you want more than one book at a discount, please buy the TENGB, XENGB or LENGB MScoins.

4 x Little advertiser (200$):

You receive a XENGB (10 books) + a half page of the book for your advertisement.

2 x Big advertiser (600$):

You receive a LENGB (50 books) + a full page of the book for your advertisement.

10 x E-book life subscription (40$)

You receive the asset NxterSub (1637207859198711678). This asset gives the right to receive for free every e-book published by Nxter Magazine for EVER.

FreeMarket

Additionally, to show our support for this promising Nxt project, we will be selling 15 Early birds and 10 E-book life subscriptions on FreeMarket.

Buy e-books 

The price of the e-book is 2$

Once a week during the campaign, the prices, which are determined in USD, will be converted into crypto value and published on the Nxtforum.

We accept Nxt cryptocurrency

Buy the tokens that you want on the asset exchange.

Remember to verify the ID of the assets before buying. Asset names on Nxt AE are not unique.

Nxt Asset Exchange

E-book in English:

Asset name: ebookeng
Asset ID 18310681715601320988
https://trade.secureae.com/#18310681715601320988

E-book in German:

Asset name: ebookger
Asset ID 15328472663107546217
https://trade.secureae.com/#15328472663107546217

E-book in French:

Asset name: ebookfre
Asset ID 762274092038885351
https://trade.secureae.com/#762274092038885351

E-book in Russian:

Asset name: ebookrus
Asset ID 18284118483914201034
https://trade.secureae.com/#18284118483914201034

E-book in Spanish:

Asset name: ebookspa
Asset ID 2728308106613828176
https://trade.secureae.com/#2728308106613828176

E-book in Chinese:

Asset name: ebookchi
Asset ID 10707307993124388284
https://trade.secureae.com/#10707307993124388284

The price of the e-book is 2$ (Price in NXT and other tokens on Nxtforum).

Once a week during the campaign, the prices, which are determined in USD, will be converted into crypto value and published on the Nxtforum.

We can accept other crypto-value. For more details, send a message to ludom@nxter.org or an arbitrary message to NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV.

Send the required amount of SuperBTC or SuperBTCD (look at the price list on Nxtforum)) to NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV with a message that explains what you buy.

You can use the Nxt Multigateway to move your coins to the Nxt blockchain.

Buy paper-books

The price of the paper-book is 20$

Once a week during the campaign, the prices, which are determined in USD, will be converted into crypto value and published on the Nxtforum.

We accept Nxt cryptocurrency

Buy the tokens that you want on the asset exchange or on the MScoin exchange.

Remember to verify the ID of the assets before buying. Asset names on Nxt AE are not unique.

Nxt Asset Exchange

1 paper book in English:

Asset name: Pbookeng
Asset ID 7676447843512066742
https://trade.secureae.com/#7676447843512066742

Price: 20$ (Price in NXT and other tokens on Nxtforum).

Nxt Monetary System

3 paper books in English (16% discount):

TENGB (MScoin tradable, controllable)
Price: 50$ (Price in NXT and other tokens on Nxtforum).

10 paper books in English (25% discount):

XENGB (MScoin tradable, controllable)
Price: 150$(Price in NXT and other tokens on Nxtforum).

50 paper books in English (50% discount):

LENGB (MScoin tradable, controllable)
Price: 500$ (Price in NXT and other tokens on Nxtforum).

How do we send the e-books?

When the e-books are ready, we will send an encrypted message to the asset holders with instructions how to download the e-books.

How do we send the paper-books?

When the books have been printed, a confirmatory message to that effect will be sent to the assets/MScoin holders. As soon as each holder sends us back the token with their physical address, Plaisir d’histoire will send the book(s) to their address.

Worldwide delivery will be available.

 

Where any part of the campaign fails to meets its objectives, we will buy back the tokens concerned.

FAQ

What will we do if the goals are not reached?

First, we’ll all be very disappointed!

Second, I’ll rebuy every asset that can’t be exchanged with the promised product.

The articles are already available to read, so why should you support us?

Yes, it’s true. You can already read the articles for free, at least in their original languages: http://nxter.org/nxt-2nd-birthday/

But our ambition extends beyond this campaign.

Our future projects

Nxter Magazine and Plaisir d’histoire want to build new projects on the Nxt platform. This campaign is the first of the projects we are planning based on the Nxt platform.

The Nxt marketing

An excellent, beautifully produced book about Nxt is a great tool for Nxt marketing. A PDF or a cheap Print-on-demand Book is a poor substitute for that. And, if we have books in other languages, we can of course reach more people.

We want to print more books than are sold during the campaign. Having a good stock available in each language will enable us to market it, and therefore Nxt, more effectively.

To that end we want to increase the book’s distribution via online and physicals books shops.

A new example of the use of Nxt platform

As you can see, we will be using every feature of Nxt in our crowdfunding campaign. Nxt needs its crowdfunding platform to be used in as many different ways as possible in order for its flexibility and effectiveness to be fully demonstrated. The success of our campaign will provide a further demonstration of the power of Nxt.

If the campaign is as big a success as you envisage, what will you do with the extra funding?

We won’t make any profit until the book is published in each language: English, French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. And we need 200k + 150k + 150k + 150k + 150k NXT = 800k NXT for that.

If we funded more than that, it would mean that we would have sold more and the shipping cost would therefore be bigger too. Firstly, I would pay the extra cost with the extra funds.

After that, the surplus (i.e. the profit) would be shared between the contributors (1/3), NXTER.ORG (1/3) and Plaisir d’histoire (1/3). This revenue would be used to reward the writers, editors and translators, and to prefund our future projects on the Nxt platform.

What will we do with the funding?

Plaisir d’histoire will pay every FIAT bill of the project. If the costs don’t exceed what is planned, there is no reason to sell any of the fund.

Plaisir d’histoire pays in FIAT and receive the equivalence NXT and/or assets, that’s it.

If there is good liquidity to sell them, I’ll do it during and after the campaign. But we don’t want to crash the price of any token. If people want to buy some of our assets, they can propose their price.  This would be another good way to help us meet our objectives and therefore help Nxt. Contact me at ludom@nxter.org

Who am I?

My name is Lionel Jeannerat (‘Ludom’ on Nxtforum). I’m a Swiss. I work freelance in History and game design and carry on a publishing business under the name Plaisir d’histoire. I am responsible for managing this campaign and the logistical aspects of publishing the book.  My website is: http://www.plaisirdhistoire.ch/

I’m working with the core team of NXTER.ORG, the Nxter Magazine. They are responsible for editing and translating the book. Their website is: http://nxter.org/

We are all well-known and, we like to think, trusted in the Nxt community.

I want to help in some other way

Contact Ludom of Plaisir d’histoire: ludom@nxter.org or NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV