I’d like to present a marketing plan for @aliencoder 's Extension Chain which will be operational by EOY? Not sure about the timing.
An article, a twitter thread and infographics. I haven’t made a draft twitter thread or infographic yet, but I’ve made a draft article in this post.
Regardless of if the marketing content is good or not, we need to escape the small echo chamber we are trapped in. We need new eyes on our stuff. I propose 3 things:
- Paying small influencers to share the marketing content with their followers so we get new eyes on it – how much to pay them and who to pay? I haven’t thought about that yet, and I’m not the best person to ask either. We should make a list of candidates we could negotiate a payment with.
- Being pushy with crypto news outlets to publish the article, I’ll try dealing with free outlets but also could pay the listing fee if needed.
- The usual shilling type tactics of posting in forums and on crypto twitter … not that effective, but this is at least cheap/free to do.
The crypto games and NFTs – we can discuss this before the extension chain is ready, there is no reason this stuff can’t already be decided ahead of time. See these two separate forum posts, one for games and one for NFTs:
(ill paste here when ive made it)
The DRAFT article I’ve prepared is pasted below. 3 things:
1– it proposes the name Zirconium for the extension chain (simple to say and spell, it’s only one word so easy to remember, Z-themed and named in the likeness of zirconia which is a diamond mimic; thus reflecting the evm-compatible nature of this particular piece of alien tech)
2 – it assumed ZNN will be bridged to become xZNN, and it assumes the distribution structure of the fees … it’s just a draft article and I will incorporate your feedback if there is a consensus on any changes that should be made, or if an additional article is required.
3 – When the time comes, I’d appreciate help with making infographics to be included in a twitter thread or article.
ZNNAliens have been anticipating its release for 8 months now, and the team led by Alienc0der were thrilled to announce it going live in January of 2024. This article will give a brief overview of the following:
- What is Zenon Network?
- What is Zirconium?
- What Crypto Games and NFTs can users already enjoy?
- What is next for Zirconium?
Disclaimer: This article is not financial advice and may contain speculation
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Zenon Network is a layer-1 crypto with a mainnet which went live in November of 2021. Zenon values decentralisation at every level and is run by a community of hardcore cypherpunks. The project enjoyed an anonymous egalitarian launch via a public bond which had no pre-sale, no VCs and no insider-allocations — this strategy ensured the ecosystem was owned and controlled by the people and not by coordinated institutions. The two native coins are Zenon (ZNN, for governance) and Quasar (QSR, for gas). You can read more about this here.
Zenon is DAG-based tech with a dual-ledger — the devs believe the consensus is a bottleneck for throughput and should be kept to a separate layer. There are therefore plans for an implementation of Narwhal & Tusk, which if done correctly should enable >100k TPS with <4 second latency. You can read more about this here.
By mirroring the Bitcoin Ethos for its decentralisation and by leveraging cutting-edge cryptography for its scalability — Zenon’s vision is to become one of the world’s leading general-purpose blockchains. There is also a concentrated push towards interoperability solutions with native Bitcoin, and from this Zenon can deliver the value of smart contracts to Bitcoin’s ecosystem. You can read more about this here.
Zirconium is an EVM-compatible Layer-2 for Zenon Network. This is in-line with the design philosophy that smart contracts should be kept to a separate execution domain to keep the Layer-1 minimalist and efficient, as otherwise it may become bloated over time.
ZNN from Zenon Network is bridged to become xZNN in Zirconium, where xZNN is the gas token. The distribution for gas fees is 33% to the devs, 33% to Zirconium validators and 34% is burned. While ZNN is a governance token in Zenon, its wrapped version xZNN was chosen as the gas token in Zirconium because not only does it have a low burn rate, but validators for the Layer-1 produce only ZNN — it is therefore an efficient economic model to enable them to validate and sustain Zirconium subject to demand.
Users will need to follow these instructions. Visit this link here for a tutorial on getting started with Zirconium.
Passionate ZNNAliens have prepared exciting builds in advance, allowing for quick deployment onto Zirconium. There are currently seven different crypto games on Zirconium, three of which are featured below. There are also two different NFT collections.
Do you have a need for speed? Consider racing your friends in the simple yet nuanced game below. Play for coins as well as bragging rights!
Perhaps you’re itching for a fight or have a beef to settle with someone? In that case, put on your war-paint. It’s time to do battle and claim those tokens!
Looking to relax with a solo game while still monetising your time with a play-to-earn game? Check out the immersive game below ZNNAliens are flocking to like extraterrestrial moths to a spaceship’s jet engine.
Here is the first NFT collection on Zirconium. This is a sample from the XYZ NFT collection by XYZ. Visit XYZ to claim your own beautiful alien.
Here is the second NFT collection on Zirconium. This is a sample from the XYZ NFT collection by XYZ. Visit XYZ to claim your own extraterrestrial plant.
Zenon Network has plans for an additional Layer-2 designed to have fast smart contracts utilising cutting-edge tech, and that system will therefore not be EVM-compatible, unlike Zirconium. Zirconium’s purpose is to facilitate Zenon’s interoperability and adoption with the wider crypto ecosystem, such as with Ethereum. It is therefore alien tech but with a human twist, and that is why the name Zirconium was chosen — it’s named in the likeness of Zirconia, a material used for diamond mimics.
As for what is next for Zirconium? Some exciting things are on their way. This includes XYZ.
Thanks for reading. And stay tuned for more for more updates which are coming soon …
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