A few questions:
A. Is OSMO the only token that can be used on Alpine or can any token on Osmosis be used (e.g. ATOM, wBTC, USDT, NCT, HUAHUA, BONK, etc.)? The screen shot provided shows that JUNO can be used.
If any token on Osmosis can be used will content creators be able to limit which tokens can be used to tip them?
B. Being “censorship resistant”, non-profit charitable funds/organizations like The Peoples Fund of Maui or The Hawaii Community Foundation - Maui Strong Fund that have been set up to help the people of Lahina should be able to set up a profile on Alpine to be able to accept donations as apps like Bitpay only process ETH based tokens, right?
If so, what is Alpine’s strategy to limit and respond to instances of fraud where fake profiles are created to impersonate such non-profit charitable funds/organizations and scam people?
C. Can it be made clear to the user that when sending a tip/donation to someone that there is a 3% fee being charged and that the person they are sending the tip/donation to will only be receiving 97% of the tip amount?
The screenshots of the user interface that has been provided seems to indicate to the user that a 3% donation fee exists and that person they are sending the tip/donation to incurs this charge. I am sure I am not the only person that would want to tip/donate a little extra to cover this fee so that the whoever I am sending a tip/donation to will receive the actual amount of the tip/donation that was intended. For example, if I wanted to send @LeonoorsCryptoman a 10 OSMO, knowing that there is a 3% fee would be very helpful so I could adjust and send a 10.3 OSMO tip instead so he can receive the 10 OSMO I wanted to tip him instead rather than just 9.7 OSMO. Showing the fee would also be helpful so that if it is ever changed, people like me can adjust appropriately.
D. Will content creators that just blog be able to link their blog (e.g. Medium, WordPress, Wix, etc.) so that their followers can easily find them on Alpine too since there isn’t a Alpine extension/widget/plugin yet?
Socials like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram aren’t great platforms for those create content about baking or home gardening for example. While non-crypto content creators may not be the primary target audience at the moment, it would provide a opportunity to start bridging the divide between defi/crypto communities to others. Most people have hobbies/interst outside of defi/crypto after all.
Comment/Concern Regarding Crypto FinFluencing:
My biggest concern with an app like Alpine being deployed on an app chain like Osmosis, which is a DEX, is about the growing finfluecing (crypto investment in particular) industry and the harm and negative externalities produced, both intentionally and unintentionally, by many content creators, particularly on Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, and YouTube. (See example tweets below). From a business ethics and putting user/investor safety first, without knowing what if any internal controls/firewalls/safeguards/strategies/prudential policies and procedures that those controlling the Alpine frontend are taking, I seriously question if a DEX chain like Osmosis is the most appropriate chain for Alpine to deploy on. I perhaps am over worrying about the potential use of Alpine by unprincipled finfluencers, but I feel it is the responsible thing to bring them up at least. (Someone should to take on the role of the 10th man role.
On a more positive note, I do wonder if deploying on a chain like Umee or Mars makes more sense, where content creators would be able to set up their accounts and the tips/donations they receive automatically deposited into a lending pool to gain some interest. I think this would be a cool selling point that could really help with Alpine adoption and even possibly help the capital efficiency of defi lending/borrowing market in terms of helping stabilize day to day interest rates. That could just be an under the hood operation though and something that can be worked out regardless of what chain Alpine deploys on and could work with the Mars outpost on Osmosis for tips/donations in OSMO, ATOM, and axlUSDC.
(“in the future”, “never fail to pay back the support”, “still early”)
($qck and $strd gonna mint millionaires during a bull market $osmo too", “if you can’t hodl you will never be rich”)
(“take a guaranteed 15x profit”, “may go up to $25-$40 in the next bull run”)
(“20x potential”, “50x potential”, “100x potential”)