Crypto enthusiasts are excited about the massive impact crypto-assets can potentially have on the world. Although speculating about and working towards these long-term visions is extremely important, it’s equally as important to be aware of the ways in which crypto is already impacting people’s lives today. SmartCash (Crypto: SMART) has already proved to be tremendously beneficial across the globe via community-chosen projects funded by the self-replenishing SmartHive Project Treasury. These completed projects represent effective steps towards long-term goals like mainstream adoption.
SmartCash has wasted no time in their quest to help people. Their community-centric model has already enabled completion of 22 projects around the world and more than 30 others are currently in progress. Together, these projects showcase the ways in which SmartCash can benefit the lives of real people around the world while simultaneously proving its potential as a revolutionary alternative to conventional payment methods.
A Personal SmartCash Story
Helio César Torres Gómez, an engineering professor and crypto enthusiast from Mexico with a master’s degree in marketing, recently shared his personal SmartCash story. He believes that ease of use is the main barrier preventing crypto from reaching widespread adoption. He saw potential in SmartCash thanks to their community-driven, self-funded model. On top of this, the coin’s user-friendly aspects, such as their send-to-username feature, makes SmartCash a truly viable mainstream option. He decided to buy some SmartNodes so that he could have a significant say in the future of the coin while earning payouts in SMART by supporting the network.
With the intention of becoming a more active member of the community, Helio designed a marketing plan as an extension of his master’s project. The proposal lays out a blueprint to bring awareness of SmartCash to students on various campuses. The idea is to find a formula that would create an ecosystem in universities where students could receive a budget in SMART from parents, scholarships, etc.
Stages of Helio’s Project
Helio’s vision was to help students financially with SMART, which they could then use in a variety of ways. This includes buying various goods, like food, with SMART. Currently, sending money to Mexico from the U.S. is both difficult and costly with more than a quarter of the international market controlled by Western Union (NYSE: WU), Moneygram International (NASDAQ: MGI), and Ria Money Transfer, which is backed by Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT). Adopting SmartCash would practically eliminate today’s high costs of remittance payments while making value transfer tremendously faster and easier.
Helio’s project is currently in the conception stage. He realized that waiting for the business-friendly SmartCard platform, which is slated for release by July 25th, would make his proposal more beneficial. At his Universidad de la Americas, Helio outlined the steps it would take for his project to help students financially, while simultaneously marketing and spreading SmartCash adoption. One of the ideas is to start a “SmartStudent” community, hoping to inspire students to meet up and expand the SmartCash community. These meetings would encourage students to submit proposals and grow the community on their own.
Next, Helio is using his connections in the university area to convince restaurants and food trucks to adopt SmartCash as a form of payment. This way, students can use their SMART to buy food and SmartCash can display its ability for in-store transactions. Imagine how beneficial this could be to families when the costly and difficult process of sending remittance payments is no longer necessary. Furthermore, Helio has spoken with university authorities to get more support for the idea. His story is an example of both the process and the ways in which SmartCash can (and has) made an impact on real-life communities.
The Mutual Benefit Between the SmartCash Community and the People Helped
The SmartCash community reviews many different proposals like Helio’s and then chooses the most effective ways to benefit the world and the SmartCash community. These types of projects are ideal because they are mutually beneficial; they help real people around the world through funding, educating, and using SmartCash to improve their livelihood, while the project is simultaneously bringing awareness to SmartCash’s uses, growing the community, and spreading adoption.
Recently, SmartCash announced the success of several community approved initiatives in a globally disseminated press release in 12 different languages. This includes finished projects in Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, Brazil, and more! To see the results of some of the projects they’ve finished so far, visit the following link: http://brbn.io/hXSaN.
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