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Production Proposals / BLOOM Sustainable Farm to Feed Orphans - Uganda
« Last post by orphandefender on July 27, 2018, 04:45:24 pm »
Hello again all,

Thanks again for the hosting scholarships before- have you seen my impact report in the general discussion section https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=218.0? The orphans you sponsored are doing great here in American on their summer trip!)

Today my proposal is for our newest project - a sustainable farm in Uganda. It is modeled on the "Farming God's Way" method, which has been very successful for African communities. We know this will work well in Uganda, because a little over a year ago, we purchased farmland in Sierra Leone and implemented this method successfully- the land is already growing corn and other vegetables that will help feed the children in the community we serve in Makulon later this year. (Bible Pay currently sponsors 4 orphans in this community, by the way! And we hope once this farm is up and running fully, we will no longer need food sponsorship for those kids).

We now would like to support a long-time friend and partner in Mukono, Uganda, at the Dove Primary School. Pastor Daniel runs this school which serves 240+ children, many of whom are orphans in the surrounding communities. Pastor Daniel Kaggwa is also a regional director of Christian Alliance for Orphans, Africa and Uganda Without Orphans. Because his school has so many kids, we do not have the capacity to set up a sponsorship program there for each child. We also believe the sustainable methods of sponsorship are best, which is why we want to help them launch a sustainable farm to feed the children there, as well as teach the community how to farm using this drought-resistant method. This keeps the community invested in caring for themselves and their own children, as well as re-integrating orphans into extended and foster families where possible once the entire community can sustain themselves through farming (including the school).

I'm copying much of the info about the project below, but please feel free to read about it on our website at http://www.bloomworldwide.org/sustainable-farming-uganda-raffle/

Note: We are currently raising money to purchase this farmland through a raffle (the prize has already been donated), as well as asking for individual donations. We are asking BiblePay to help us as a partner and donor to raise a portion -not to fully fund- this project.

As of now, we have already raised $6,500, and we need $20,000 total for a specific plot of land near the school. Since it is near Kampala, the capital, land is very expensive. We are due to make a deposit of $10,000 by next week to hold the land for final purchase. If BiblePay would be willing to help us get to this deposit goal of $10,000 by donating $1,500 so that we can hold the land for purchase once the project is fully funded, we would be so grateful. We will continue to fundraise to fill the remaining gap, and possibly submit another proposal next month if there is more charity budget available.

In sum, your donation would be $1,500 (718,973 BBP) of a $20,000 land purchase for the farm. I will certainly keep you posted on the farm's development over the next year once the land is purchased.

Also note, once the farmland is purchased, we will bring in a trainer (from Africa) to teach the community how to manage the farm, as well as hire a full time head farmer, just like we did in Sierra Leone. A separate project budget will include these costs as well as the cost of seeds to start the farm. Our partners in Uganda are responsible for raising at least 25% of the cost of the project locally as well. The community fully builds and sustains the farm with local materials once it is launched. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. We appreciate your support as a partner, as always. <3

Sincerely,
April Wareham
Executive Director, BLOOM
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Production Proposals / Re: Stabilize PurePool
« Last post by 616westwarmoth on July 26, 2018, 04:34:26 pm »
While I think two stable pools is good, the issue is the PurePool is not controlled by the coin but by a (very supportive) user.  So that makes things pretty tricky for us to propose and enact short of Light asking for some resources that he might be needing.
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Production Proposals / Re: Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
« Last post by 616westwarmoth on July 26, 2018, 04:19:46 pm »
Asked this over at BCT...just copying although I see your answer to one of these

This has been a long time coming and looks great!

A few questions:
Is there a reason to incorporate in Texas versus Delaware (beyond the residency status of the lead dev)?

Will the DAO function where the President oversees but only votes in case of a tie, or will the President's role be a normal voting role (both methods are common in the real world)?
If the later, that is the President gets a normal vote, then would it behoove the system to have one more or one less board member to eliminate the possibility of ties?

Will the DAO require positive identities to be made public?

Can a "deadman's switch" be written to release the spork control during Phase 1 or will the emergency key be applicable there as well?

What will the term of the members be?  Can protections be written to only allow Sanctuaries of a certain age to be allowed to vote (to reduce the incentive to pop up a bunch at voting time and then drop them after)?  Or perhaps could voting more resilient in another way?


All in all, this is one of the last few pieces of the puzzle to push Biblepay to where it belongs!
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General Discussion / BLOOM Orphan Hosting "Scholarships" BBP Impact Report
« Last post by orphandefender on July 26, 2018, 01:53:21 pm »
BLOOMís hosting programs invite orphaned children from other countries to come to America for 4 to 5 weeks. During this time, the child experiences the love of Christ through a Christian family who exemplifies Him while living together in their home.

In addition, through family time together, children quickly develop a basic understanding and use of the English language. In turn, they develop a higher self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment in many ways! The child also witnesses healthy relationships between parents and their children, which may be the first time ever, that this has occurred in their life!

These basic skills provide tremendous emotional improvements that help the child as they grow up in their homeland, or possibly later, if a child is offered adoption.

BiblePay recently sponsored 5 children to come to the US on our programs, and below I'd like to share a few of their stories while here. These are quotes from their host families, along with photos of the children. Please note that Poland requires us to block the children's faces on public internet postings due to their privacy laws for child protection. Also note that others in these photos are host families and their kids, so please don't share these photos beyond BBP audiences.

Here are the children who BiblePay has made a direct impact on their lives, including the making of these memories!

Arek (12): Photo of him with host mom on couch
"Yesterday Arek came and sat down with me and said he needed to talk with me. He told me his ďstoryĒ he told me of his bio parents, he told me stories of things no child should ever have to go through. In his 11 almost 12 years of life he has seen so much of the bad that is in this world.
He is tearing down emotional walls, something we thought he wasnít capable of. Itís taken a year for him to feel like he can trust us.
Please pray hard for him he is learning trust and love of a family. He is such an amazing boy and deserves so much love."
-Adams Family


Paulina (17): Photo of her learning to play Piano
"We had a conversation one night and she was asking spiritual questions and about our church, and firstly we laughed a ton just trying to figure out what each other were saying, and also it was really interesting because apparently the catholic church in poland is way more charismatic than catholic churches that we have heard of. We couldn't believe the things she said they experience at church. Her faith seems very important to her."
-Ralston Family


Kuba and Jakub (brothers - 11 and 13): Photo of them learning to use a water balloon slingshot
"They helped us build a wheelchair ramp for our parents (their host grandparents) since my husband's father cannot walk."
"Seeing fireworks for the first time, they saw a red and white one, and yelled "it's poland!"
-Graves Family


Maja (17): Photo of her teaching the younger kids at Bible Study
"We had Vacation Bible School this week, and Maja led Bible Time with one of the classes one night. She did a great job! We are so proud of her!"
-Booker family


Thank you again BiblePay for making this happen for these kids and families!

Sincerely,
April
Executive Director, BLOOM
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Production Proposals / Re: Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
« Last post by BonziC1 on July 25, 2018, 05:00:45 pm »
Quote
Thanks for the astute observations and good advice.

I have already invited the board, so I cant change them now, but I did add a clause in the bylaws that says in case of a deadlocked vote, the boardmember with the least seniority, that vote is discarded.

Regarding the IP, good point.  Ill add a clause for the preferred IP protection.

My pleasure Rob. That works for the Board Vote.

 Let me know if you need  a form of the IP assignment agreement.
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Production Proposals / Re: Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
« Last post by Rob A. on July 25, 2018, 03:17:08 pm »
Well done Rob.

Iím 100% for not only forming the non-profit entity, but taking the additional step to become tax exempt. Great that the BiblePay Foundation is becoming more official with its new policies, procedures, and controls too.

One thing that you may want to consider: On the Wiki it states:

In working with Boards of Directors, as well as Trustees, over the last 15+ years, I always recommend that the number of Board seats be fixed at an odd, not an even number.

This is so that you will never experience a dead-locked vote. If you wish to keep this at 6 board members, I would recommend that you, as the Chairman, would get the final tie-breaking vote.

Also, regarding IP; you may want to consider having an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement prepared for all of the work done thus far for the Foundation (artwork, logos, etc), so that the IP will be centralized under the Foundation (as opposed to individuals owning their creative works).

Let me know if I can be of any help on any of the above, and kudos again for starting on this journey; It is rarely something that shows a positive return on investment up front, but does legitimize the organization, reduce risk to the core team, and really differentiates The BiblePay Foundation from the vast majority of cryptos out there.

God Bless!
-Chris

Thanks for the astute observations and good advice.

I have already invited the board, so I cant change them now, but I did add a clause in the bylaws that says in case of a deadlocked vote, the boardmember with the least seniority, that vote is discarded.

Regarding the IP, good point.  Ill add a clause for the preferred IP protection.

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BiblePay - TestNet Testing Thread / Re: iOS MOBILE WALLET - BETA TESTING
« Last post by sunk818 on July 25, 2018, 10:23:28 am »
I can also incorporate my dev activity into a company but in Spain regulation is so suffocating that it's barely worth it. No wonder why this country's economy is degradating every month. You have to work for gobernment 6-7 months out of 12 because of the taxes everywhere.

BiblePay Foundation might be "Publisher" in the future?

Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
https://forum.biblepay.org/index.php?topic=215.0
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Production Proposals / Re: Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
« Last post by BonziC1 on July 24, 2018, 06:19:39 pm »
Well done Rob.

Iím 100% for not only forming the non-profit entity, but taking the additional step to become tax exempt. Great that the BiblePay Foundation is becoming more official with its new policies, procedures, and controls too.

One thing that you may want to consider: On the Wiki it states:

Quote
The Foundation will initially be created with 6 board members invited by the Founder of BiblePay.

In working with Boards of Directors, as well as Trustees, over the last 15+ years, I always recommend that the number of Board seats be fixed at an odd, not an even number.

This is so that you will never experience a dead-locked vote. If you wish to keep this at 6 board members, I would recommend that you, as the Chairman, would get the final tie-breaking vote.

Also, regarding IP; you may want to consider having an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement prepared for all of the work done thus far for the Foundation (artwork, logos, etc), so that the IP will be centralized under the Foundation (as opposed to individuals owning their creative works).

Let me know if I can be of any help on any of the above, and kudos again for starting on this journey; It is rarely something that shows a positive return on investment up front, but does legitimize the organization, reduce risk to the core team, and really differentiates The BiblePay Foundation from the vast majority of cryptos out there.

God Bless!
-Chris
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BiblePay - TestNet Testing Thread / Re: iOS MOBILE WALLET - BETA TESTING
« Last post by MIP on July 24, 2018, 04:38:20 pm »
When I try to send BBP I'm getting:

Error
Network Fee conditions are being
downloaded. Please try again.

Is the IOS beta wallet still operational?

It's stopped at this moment. I can't upload new versions because Apple don't approve them. It seems that they require that the publisher has the same name as the coin, to avoid "copyright" issues.

We will try to make some workaround whenever possible.
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Production Proposals / Re: Legal Formation of The BiblePay Foundation
« Last post by MIP on July 24, 2018, 04:35:32 pm »
This is going to be a landmark decision for Biblepay, thanks Rob for your work defining the process and the Foundation.
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