This idea originated when I wished I could assist our developers with their work and help out anyway I can to reduce their work load, since they are doing such an amazing job but alas! I don’t know jack about computer languages or coding. So the idea came; what if I could have them or any community member teach it to me and when I learn I can use my knowledge to assist them and by extension the hive .
It would make sense to have members, not necessarily members but anyone who can prove they are knowledgeable in certain fields teach that knowledge to hive community members who indicate interest, and in return they’ll get compensated by the hive for their time.
I’m talking about starting a mini school. I believe this will be very good for the 1Hive economy since it is directly creating value and rewarding it.
The community is creating value. Jobs for qualified members + community members get to acquire skills. This is exactly what prosperous human societies do, but we are doing it in a fair and truly decentralized way.
When the word gets out about what we are doing here, it will really reflect positively on our community image.
This will attract more people to our community but not just that, it will attract a certain type of audience(people with skills and people hungry for skill), that will really help our community a lot one way or another. Not crypto traders, speculators, moon boys and the likes.
In fact whatever HNY that is spent on this will be kinda like money for Quality marketing in a way, it’s not as if much HNY will be spent anyway since only tutors get paid.
This is a win-win for the community because it is investing in itself, its members that have acquired skill will contribute their skill to its growth and expansion. Of course not everyone will want to invest back in the Hive, but we don’t need them anyway right? Because those that decide to stay and give back do that freely with their heart, and will give their best. Perhaps members that acquire skills can even form a micro community and brainstorm on how to give back(just thinking out loud )
This proposal aligns perfectly with 1Hive’s community covenant, it is literally creating jobs within the 1Hive community.
HOW IT WILL OPERATE
We can start slowly with a trial run for one simple class and see how it goes. Maybe fields like graphic design, website design, learning a new language(translation), video editing etc. hell, someone can even teach how to use discord and everything about it if people express enough interest to learn
Now this is how i think it will work
First of all everything will take place on discord(other suggestions are welcome)
The idea is to gather all interested students under one class. This can be done by giving a time frame for anyone interested to indicate interest and sign up before school begins and classes start. Notice can be a month, 2 months, 1 week, whatever we decide(can be decided via a community poll). During this time enough awareness will be created so everyone is aware.
When the registration period ends interests can no longer be entertained. A channel can be created on discord for the school. And only members that indicated interest will have access. They can vote via poll on whatever decision they want to take like time for classes, shift school resumption day, kick out trolls, have a moderator, number of days for classes, etc those type of stuff.
Then next comes the challenging part:
a) The hunt to recruit qualified tutors, how to find quality tutors that know what they are talking about, i don’t think it must necessarily be a professional, i think anyone that can satisfactorily demonstrate that they know their craft should be recruited( i’m hoping you guys can perhaps share your ideas on how to go about this)
b) How much HNY they should earn(i have absolutely no idea, again ideas are welcome)
c) How they should be paid. Should it be per class? Should it be only if a certain percentage of the students indicate they are satisfied at the end of each class or perhaps at the end of the school session? Should the payment be based on percentage of students that indicate satisfaction, ie if 50% indicate satisfaction then 50% of the agreed amount is paid, should they just normally get paid after they have completed their job (Again ideas are welcome here)
We could actually make it a requirement for interested persons to have a certain qty of HNY in their wallet in other to qualify to be enrolled for classes(staking), just like how we do it in voting.
The HNY can be staked throughout the duration of the school session. It can be unstaked at anytime but doing so will lock you out of classes, to regain access you have to stake. Its just like yield farming but this time it is farming for skills and knowledge.
Doing this(if we decide to) can lead to the following advantages:
- It will create a way to onboard individuals without any prior exposure to crypto.
- It will help to weed out unserious persons
- It could help with HNY token velocity which is crucial for what 1Hive is creating.
- It will create a powerful use case for our sweet HNY token
- More adoption for crypto as a whole.
It also has the following disadvantages:
- Crypto user interfaces(UI) as we have them today are not the easiest to use, now migrating over to the xDai chain even for some people with exposure to crypto can prove to be problematic, talk more of people with zero crypto exposure. This therefore can be a turn off for some people.
- Perhaps, the technicalities involved in executing this is added burden to our developers
- Might be misunderstood by some as just a way to boost tokenomics and therefore might not be taken seriously.
That’s it folks. Please do share your thoughts. What do you guys think?