Nov update

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-MARKETING

--Matter of Fact will establish itself as a respected media collective that furthers the Factom protocol by aggregating and creating content while assisting Authority Set Members with their online presence

--Site content
  • Matter of Facts focus is to provide quality news content from a variety of sources on everything related to Factom
  • We will endeavor to engage in a variety of crypto events - meetups, conferences, hackathons
  • Use Cases - We strive to aid in the discovery of new applications and actively explore questions
  • Announce partnerships - interviews, research documents, functioning use case studies, and other content
  • Collaborate with and assist Authority Set members and the Factom community as a whole
  • Create and maintain a Factom Wiki page accessible to the global community
  • Our proposed podcast will cover weekly chatter from this team and other important members of the Factom community. All topics considered
--Principal goal of amplifying the discussion surrounding Factom’s groundbreaking technology

--Inform global communities about Factom’s mission and capabilities

--Offer our copy-editing resources to other members of the Authority Set

--Share content and perspective on the protocol’s technical applications

--Feature thought-leadership content on a spectrum of data integrity issues

--Factomize content overtime, exemplifying one potential use case

-TESTNET

--Contribute resources catered to the needs of the testnet administration where applicable

-PLEDGED EFFICIENCY

--What will your efficiency be with only one node?
Given the ambition of our project and its financial requirements, we feel 25% deferment to the Factom protocol is achievable with today’s current Factoid value

--What will your efficiency be with two nodes?
As we have a large team and are focused on content creation, distribution, and marketing; a larger budget will enable us to engage more fully in these arenas. In saying that, we will contribute as much as we can and believe 50% is an attainable goal within current market conditions.

Application was submitted in April of 2018. The average current market conditions at this time valued one factoid at $25.61

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Updates on initial pledges are in blue:

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-MARKETING

--Matter of Fact will establish itself as a respected media collective that furthers the Factom protocol by aggregating and creating content while assisting Authority Set Members with their online presence

Established Factombeat.com with largest monthly compound traffic of 300%, with weekly content and frequent updates/upgrades.

--Site content
  • Matter of Facts focus is to provide quality news content from a variety of sources on everything related to Factom
    MOF has been publishing weekly or twice weekly Factom related content on Factombeat.com.
  • We will endeavor to engage in a variety of crypto events - meetups, conferences, hackathons
    Currently the representation has been at blockchain events and crypto meetups in Sydney, Australia by MOF CMO Brooke Glew. With FCT value since company inception, we've been limited with budget in terms of further event attendance.
  • Use Cases - We strive to aid in the discovery of new applications and actively explore questions
    MOF has begun this process, being discussed in the upcoming podcast launch.
  • Announce partnerships - interviews, research documents, functioning use case studies, and other content
    Currently MOF has provided a press release service on Factombeat, profiles ANOs and broader Factom content.
  • Collaborate with and assist Authority Set members and the Factom community as a whole
    Three members of MOF are part of the Factom Marketing Committee. We've engaged content contributors from the Factom community as well as involved members in the first Factombeat Meme contest.
  • Create and maintain a Factom Wiki page accessible to the global community
    Factom Wiki is pubished on Factombeat.com, with open submissions from the Factom community.
  • Our proposed podcast will cover weekly chatter from this team and other important members of the Factom community. All topics considered
    MOF has recorded the first three podcasts that are currently post-production.
--Principal goal of amplifying the discussion surrounding Factom’s groundbreaking technology

--Inform global communities about Factom’s mission and capabilities

--Offer our copy-editing resources to other members of the Authority Set
MOF has provided copy-editing services to ANOs for press releases and working

--Share content and perspective on the protocol’s technical applications
This has been included in content on Factombeat.com

--Feature thought-leadership content on a spectrum of data integrity issues

--Factomize content overtime, exemplifying one potential use case



-TESTNET

--Contribute resources catered to the needs of the testnet administration where applicable
MOF continues to contribute one server to the testnet that is kept up to date

-PLEDGED EFFICIENCY

--What will your efficiency be with only one node?
Given the ambition of our project and its financial requirements, we feel 25% deferment to the Factom protocol is achievable with today’s current Factoid value

--What will your efficiency be with two nodes?
As we have a large team and are focused on content creation, distribution, and marketing; a larger budget will enable us to engage more fully in these arenas. In saying that, we will contribute as much as we can and believe 50% is an attainable goal within current market conditions.

MOF has run at 50% efficiency.

Application was submitted in April of 2018. The average current market conditions at this time valued one factoid at $25.61


PLEASE NOTE - most of MOFs pledges are ongoing and amplify with time, budget and market. With the current FCT value, we've achieved as much as possible with limited budget and time.


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Public announcement that was made on Factomize on Oct 25th. The link to the thread is here: https://factomize.com/forums/threads/matter-of-fact-efficiency-change.1033/

Factom Community:


This is a notice to the ANO and Factom community that Factombeat.com will dissolve once the new neutral Factom Community protocol site is launched. Around this time, Matter of Fact will raise its efficiency and become a high efficiency infrastructure node with our team members offering our marketing and networking services by continuing to develop and focus on the success and endeavors of the Factom Marketing Committee.

Aspects of our achievements such as: a comprehensive ANO contact list and company description, archive of ANO, and hackathon interviews, General Factom related news and information articles, Factom Wiki, Press Release system, anonymous suggestion box (where responses will be handled neutrally by the marketing committee and reported to the general community at ANO meetings), and anything else that could serve the community in a positive manner; will be transitioned over to the neutral protocol website under the discretion of the marketing committee and other neutral moderators of the protocol website.

This decision has not been taken lightly by our team. In our opinion, having a one-stop-shop for everything Factom related is in the best interest of the protocol and community. Collaboration is an essential element of our application to the Authority Set and we feel that we can fully expose and offer our collective skills through selfless communal efforts within the marketing committee. We fully support the decision for Factomize moving over to the neutral protocol website and feel it would be best for our efforts to be realized on this platform as well. We are strongest as a community with our efforts combined and not divided. Since the rollout of M3 and with the recent resignation of BlockParty, we have witnessed numerous requests for more high efficiency infrastructure ANOs. These results can be equally realized with Matter of Fact becoming a high efficiency infrastructure node.

Our primary goal is to collaborate with the community and serve the community in a manner that creates an optimal and unified message for a global audience. We believe this is the correct path on that journey. Thank you for your time.
Current Update: Nov update
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Tuesday Nov 20, 2018 was the first marketing meeting since our announcement to raise efficiency. Prior to meeting a conversation was had with myself and Spencer from DBGrow on elements of Factombeat that may or may not be incorporated into the protocol website. At this time it seems as quite a few elements will be used on the protocol website and during the next two weeks. Spencer and I are going to be working intimately to decide what those elements are and than make a proposal to the general marketing committee.
Currently our graphic artist is taking information from two different pages on Factombeat (Factom Authority Node Operators and Factom Authority Node Contact List - Both can be found on this link https://factombeat.com/category/authority-node/ ). For a single ANO, the information found on these seperate pages will be combined into a single PDF document that outlines a single ANO company information and contact information. Once the template is created it will be shared with the marketing committee for review.
Meanwhile, Maxlambda, Brooke, and myself continue to be instrumental in the workings of the marketing committee. Assisting in general protocol marketing and the development of the protocol website.
Matter of Fact recently arranged for Paul Snow to be on a panel in DC that received some coverage from Forbes and other large media outlets.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauren...s-of-mid-term-election-recounts/#7f4fd38131fa
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauren...tions-for-the-cryptoblock-arena/#498199b4727c