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Cryptoyum

IT HAS BEGUN…!

My fellow Cryptonauts, ASSEMBLE!

I’ve started putting down the first lines of code in the last week or so and wanted to give you some sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes like we promised!

These are a few raw, uncut screens of the process as put it all together!

Stoked to have this first app into your hot hands for testing… I don’t currently have a good estimate of when that’ll be, but, trust me when I say that we’ll have it to you as soon as we possibly can.

We believe there is a really distinct and neat opportunity to serve the larger cryptonation with the best source of news for all things crypto… and YOU will have a big part to play in making it amazing!

Just think about that for a sec… you will have front-row seats to not only the development but a voice into the design and user-experience of an app that we believe could be in MILLIONS of people’s hands…!

(That’s a lot of responsibility, if I’m to be honest…)

But, I know that we’ve selected the right folks for the task. Thanks for being on board!

-j

Let’s get it done!

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The Bitcoin Pub

YOU (Yes You!) Keep The (Digital) Lights 💡 On!

Hey everyone!

Hope your weekend has been restful and awesome! 👍🏼

Just wanted to give you guys some real-time updates and keep the transparency-level high because all of your support really does go directly to The Pub and keeping things going!

As you can see above, our new CDN is working hard at delivering content and our system to wherever you are and this weekend The Doge Lord and I have been working to optimize the backend and tweak server and architecture settings to maximize throughput.

It’s been frustrating, at times, I won’t lie, and I even shared some late-night thoughts like this recently on The Pub.

But it’s entirely worth it as we have folks all over the world requesting the content that all of you are creating!

Consequently, we made our first big payment for the CDN and added a bunch of credits to the account.

Thanks so much for your support as it keeps things running smoothly! We love building this community and creating fresh and helpful YouTube content for you daily.

This is a privilege and joy for us!

-j

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The Bitcoin Pub

Milestones: WE DESTROY THEM! 🔥💣💥

Wow. Are you seeing this?

We’ve crushed over 2,000,000 pageviews in the first month! Growing like mad!

Also, we’ve crossed way beyond the 4,000 new members mark!

For those who like super-geeky stats… we’ve processed more than 44,000,000 total requests!

All of this to say… we’re growing like a weed and any new milestone is one that we’re absolutely blowing away.

Thanks to you, of course. Your support enables us to continue to absolutely annihilate our metrics and estimates!

✊🏼

-j

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Cryptoyum

Matt Rockey Can See the Future! (And More Early Concept Artwork)!

Honestly, when I saw this comment I nearly dropped out of my seat!

As you already know, this is exactly what we’re trying to solve in many ways and you’re direct support is ensuring that it can happen!

Thanks so much for the feedback already! It’s been fantastic!

As a bonus, here are some more early-concept work that we had created as we got closer to a final form:

We didn’t quite have the logo / brand identity up.

More concept work will be shared shortly!

-j

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The Bitcoin Pub

The Pub 🍻 … IT’S ALIVE! 👏🏼 🎉

Goodmorning Cryptonation!

Just a quick update here as the real goods are shared on the Bitcoin Pub!

Before you click this link though… remember: THIS is what you’re supporting and THIS is why you’re so freakin’ awesome!

Go here to check out all the recent updates to the site that you have directly funded!

Click here to read! 

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The Bitcoin Pub

BIG Tech Updates… COMING SOON!

Morning!

Wanted to share with you some big things coming down the pipe! Our intent, of course, is to create the best possible experience for all of you and especially our patrons!

You all rock! Here’s the list of things that I’m working on right now…

# Server, Architecture

  • A kickass CDN for faster, global accessibility!
  • Dynamic Load Balancer… so cool.
  • 2nd Container for Staging, Production so we can minimize downtime!

# Core Pub Experience Updates

  • Static Pages
  • Who’s Online 
  • Events and Calendaring
  • GeoLocation

Have a great day folks

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Cryptoyum

A Few More Screenshots of Our EARLY CONCEPT

Just wanted to drop these on you so that you get more of a sense of where we’re headed and the work that we’ve put in so far.

Again, this is part of the early concept work that we’ve put together. They are definitely low-fidelity (more high-fidelity examples coming soon!!) but you’ll get a sense of our workflow so far.

Enjoy!

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Cryptoyum

Early App Concepts: What Can We Build To Help The Community The Most?!

When Peter and I first started thinking about putting together an app we had only one goal in mind:

How can we create something that’ll help our community learn and grow together?

So we sat in a room and started to sketch things out. We first reviewed our own behavior (and especially Peter’s own learning styles) and realized that a lot of how he became an expert at cryptocurrency and bitcoin investing was through a serious amount of reading.

In fact, Peter dedicates a lot of his day reading and reviewing articles, white-papers, and other documents and books so that he can consistently increase his daily knowledge base.

This is why he’s spending so much of his time building out the Bitcoin 90X program and sharing his own behaviors, philosophies, and practices so that you can also have the best crypto-lifestyle!

So we narrowed it down to a few apps and decided that the very first one should be a tool that can help you consume and learn the best crypto news articles available.

Consequently, we started building out what we believed could be the best tool to do just that.

You’ve already seen the first line rough-sketches but here is the very first rough concept art that I put together in Sketch:

I’ve shared a bunch, but, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this basic idea and where you think we should continue to head with it!

-j

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The Bitcoin Pub

So, Let’s Talk About Swag…! 👕 👍🏼

The neat thing about this reward level is that you fine folks get the real stuff (literally)!

But, here’s the thing… we haven’t quite settled on the designs quite yet and even the stickers! So, let’s have a quick chat about that…

If you remember from this post, we’ve landed on some new designs for our brand and were even give a few concept pieces to look at:

At this point, we’re going to be sending you all T-Shirts!

What we’ll land on in the next few weeks is the right color combinations (and even have you vote for your favorites) and then get those printed and shipped!

Looking forward to all of you wearing some sweet swag! You’ll be the very first in the entire world!

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Cryptoyum

Early Concept Art

Here’s a first look at some of the concepts that Peter and I started putting together for a native mobile app.

Our goal was to create a tool that would be exceedingly useful for bitcoin and cryptocurrency enthusiasts!

Above is the initial workflow and user experience.

Below are some of the core values of the app:

1. Super-fast, intuitive, simple.
2. Highly curated, trusted.
3. Scalable, customizable.

These were the 3 values that we wanted to focus on as we put it together.