Your Jewelry Guide: Abusing Fine Jewelry

Abusing Fine Jewelry

Do you unknowingly abuse your fine jewelry? The answer may surprise you.

Diamonds Are NOT Necessarily “Forever”

diamondTake a diamond ring for instance – your engagement ring.  “Diamonds Are Forever” (like your love); or that, at least, is what we have been easily taught to think because it is comforting to think. Diamonds are listed at the top of “hardness” on the Moh’s scale of the earth’s rocks and minerals. That means that nothing can harm them – or does it?

Look here. Belief in the “hardness” factor that gives you such freedom to wear your ring anywhere, anytime, doesn’t mean it is indestructible. Sure, a diamond is listed as the hardest substance on earth on the Moh’s scale. But that hardness factor simply means that a diamond can scratch any other substance on earth, but no substance (except another diamond) can scratch a diamond. Now, that’s a little different than being indestructible.

That DeBeers advertising slogan / 007 movie theme song “Diamonds Are Forever” is not necessarily so. A diamond can be scratched (by another diamond coming into contact with it). A diamond can be chipped; and that is probably going on with your diamond ring even as we speak. A diamond can shatter from even a small encounter with another object if that contact occurs in just the right place to impact a growth pattern or other characteristic of that particular stone.

Kinda takes the fun out of it, doesn’t it? Your diamonds and diamond jewelry must be cared for and maintained. Let’s explore the ways you can abuse your diamond ring

Abuse #1 Lack of Maintenance

As you wear your diamond ring, year after year, the simple act of having it on your finger subjects it to much activity that can become abuse if it isn’t counteracted by maintenance. The best thing you can do is take your rings off and look at them closely. Mountings can be continually damaged by even sedentary repetitive tasks such as keyboarding or data input. That clackity-clack you hear as you type, or play a music instrument such as piano or guitar is doing minute damage to your gold settings and, possibly to your stones as well.

It is very important that you self-check the jewelry you tend to wear a lot every once in a while and, for pieces that are very valuable or have extreme sentimental value to you, you should have them checked for you (and cleaned) by a jeweler or goldsmith you can trust.

Abuse #2 Prong Number

Prices of gemstones are remarkably high, and not likely to trend downward to any extent. If you are privileged to own a very nice diamond, or have an occasion coming up when you may buy, give, or be given a nice diamond, let me talk a bit about mountings and prongs. The choice of the wrong mounting can also be unintentional abuse of fine jewelry. Here’s what I mean:

There are many choices you have when mounting a diamond in a piece of jewelry, but let’s deal with pronged mountings. Here is some unintentional abuse. Look at these illustrations of diamonds in the most popular prong settings – 3-prongs and 4-prongs.

diamond 3 prong

If you mount your valuable diamond in one of these settings, look what you are asking to hold your diamond. See those thin, little slivers of metal? That is what is holding your valuable diamond against the world.

Now, choose one of these settings and imagine that one prong (only one) has broken off or bent from some activity where you caught your hand or your glove on something. In each of these instances the diamond will have nothing holding it in the mounting — only one prong stands between owning your valuable diamond and losing it — one prong. It doesn’t matter what fancy name they give a 3-prong and 4-prong mounting (Martini, Tiffany); placing your valuable stones in such a mounting puts them in jeopardy.

And, remember gold is a relatively soft metal, which is why it is mixed with an alloy – to strengthen it. So. If you choose to have your ring made from 18kt gold (I prefer 14kt for strength), the mounting will be soft. 18kt gold is soft enough that most bracelets, no matter the worth of the stones, are made with 14kt.

It stands to reason that if you do choose to mount your valuable stone in 18kt gold with a 3 or 4 prong setting, checking and maintaining that setting is absolutely essential to keeping that stone for you to enjoy for as many years as you wish.

diamond 6 prongIn my role as Your Jewelry Guide, my suggested mounting for a valuable stone (be it monetary or sentimental value) is a 6-prong style.

Notice that it would take the loss of at least two prongs to open that setting to where the stone could work its way out of the mounting. And, even with the loss or severe bending of two prongs, there would be enough slight pressure from the other four prongs to anchor that stone somewhat where its movements were hampered severely. (Unlike a 4-prong mounting where there is only three prongs to anchor and a 3-prong mounting where the stone would be absolutely free to leave the mounting after loss, or even bending, of only one prong.

Abuse #3 Subjecting Your Jewelry to Chemicals

I borrow this story from Robert James, FGA, GG.

In discussing the interesting and sometimes strange “claims” for damaged and stolen goods, Mr. James spoke of one of the strangest to his knowledge (and he has dealt with some strange ones).

It appears that a person claimed that her diamond rings were stolen, but the thief left her diamonds. After investigation, it turned out that she had placed her diamond rings in a container to soak in chlorine bleach and the action of that powerful chemical dissolved the gold and alloy into a solution, but left the diamonds in the bottom of the container.

Wow! Now there is some unintentional abuse if there ever was unintentional abuse! Robert went on to say that appraisers know when a person has a swimming pool or frequents swimming pools. Their gold jewelry will be corroded as the metal is eaten away by the chemical.

My, oh my, what we don’t do!

Please take care of the beautiful and valuable jewelry you are privileged to own.

The Pearl Addict: You Don’t Know Squat!

The Pearl Addict:

If You Don't Know History, You Don't Know Squat!

Taken from ISG Forum “Do You Know Your Pearls?” 2015

Pearl blog 1 danna g hallmarkI’m a long-time pearl “nut” and own many dozens of strands and loose pearls of different kinds. I’d like to share a story that might be helpful in some way.

Several decades ago I purchased a strand of “Kasumiga” pearls. Lake Kasumigaura (Japan’s largest lake) was a center of freshwater pearl cultivation from the 1960s to 1980s, second only to Lake Biwa (near Kyoto) in number of cultivators and production. Most efforts ended due to environmental conditions during the 1980s, and for a decade there was no production. But since the early 1990s, a small handful of pearl farmers have produced very small quantities of in-body bead nucleated freshwater pearls.

The original pearls were mauve colored, absolutely different from any other pearl on the market at that time. I purchased my strand not long after the major portion of the Kasumi pearl industry died out (along with most of the mollusks). Now, when original Kasumi pearls are mentioned in the industry, it is with hushed tones, mindful of their rarity and value.

During a move in 2010, as a result of actions of well-meaning friends, my entire filing box of jewelry and gem certificates ended up MIA. Yeah. I know…. After I accepted the loss, I began attempting to get my pearls re-authenticated by various means, contacting sellers of luxury items, auction houses, searching the web for clues as to who might do this service for me. After all, you can’t mistake a Kasumiga pearl. How hard could it be?

original kasumiga pearls

Original Kasumiga Pearls

After exhausting all leads (even talking with Antoinette Matlins and getting her ideas as to who might re-authenticate them), I appealed to my jewelry groups on LinkedIn and found a reputable association in Switzerland that holds itself out as the “end all and be all” of pearls testing. GREAT! I shipped my pearls to them to regain official identification.

Well, folks.

After months of waiting to hear back from the gemologists, I received my evaluation. It gave me the following astounding information:
The pearls were real (Oh, really?)
The pearls were natural color (Duh!)
The pearls were freshwater (Double Duh!)
Period.

I contacted an official of that establishment about the verdict. He said they now have criteria for Kasumiga pearls and the criteria stated Kasumiga pearls were bead-nucleated – and this strand was not.

What!?! Of course, they’re not bead nucleated. And that’s what sets them apart as authentic and original Kasumigas from the non-hybrid mollusk. It’s the new hybrids that are bead nucleated. My strand is an original and that’s why I need the authentication – to re-identify my strand as authentic, original Kasumiga. Historically, Kasumigas (like all freshwater pearls) were not bead nucleated.

I’ve been following the pearl market for decades and now it is so easy to do on the web. Let’s take Kasumiga pearls for instance. After the die-out in the 90s, a certain pearl seller, Mark Brown (purveyor of PearlfectionTM [man-made “shell” pearls], later affiliated with JTV) told of crossing the few remaining Kasumi mollusks with another type and was introducing GenusisTM Pearls, which at that time looked like wads of chewing gum. However, over the years, the GenusisTM pearls became more and more symmetrical with each harvest.

genusis pearls

Hybrid Genusis Pearls

They are beautiful pearls, and, especially the baroque shapes, exhibiting amazing color, iridescence, and a gold sheen. The metallic gold sheen had never been seen since the Kasumiga era. I nabbed a few of the earlier ones, but later was fortunate enough to get a pair of near perfect 13mm stud earrings that matched my strand of original Kasumigas. It was rumored that the first strand of near-perfect pearls from the GenusisTM hybrid mollusks sold at Tucson that year for a million.

From what I detect, the GenusisTM era looks to be about over. There are fewer and fewer of them on the market and I wonder about the health of the cross-bred mollusk which, I understand from Mr. Brown, were inoculated over and over, each time producing finer pearls from the same mollusk. You can still pick up a GenusisTM strand or a loose pearl here and there on the internet, however fairly nice strands can run in the thousands now.

Where the Japanese go in the pearl business, the Chinese seem to very soon follow. A few years ago EdisonTM pearls entered the market. Many listed as Kasumi-like were also introduced to the market. It appears that the Chinese have the mollusks perfected now and are flooding the market with the iridescent mauve EdisonTM pearls. These seem to be the Kasumiga hybrid, GenusisTM pearl reincarnate.

kasumiga pearls

New Hybrid Edison Pearls

Grab a strand or two NOW if you are going to be an appraiser – or you just want a library to refer to with your own purchases. You can get them on eBay for $20+ for a “strand of a lesser god” (my phrase for funky little pearls). Get them in hand to see the sheen of the nacre. You’ll never be in the dark about Kasumiga, GenusisTM, or EdisonTM pearls again.

It’ll be your job as a Professional Appraiser to surpass the service I received on my pearls from “experts” that do not take the time to KNOW pearls – they just go through the motions to “test” pearls and render verdict on set criteria. To truly know pearls you must know the history of pearls. If you don’t know history, you don’t know squat.

The history of original kasumiga pearls should have told them that the absence of bead nuclei was a good thing, because until recent history, freshwater pearls were not bead nucleated. The GenusisTM and EdisonTM pearls are bead nucleated freshwater pearls. It’s a new phenomenon.

You have to “know” pearls – the history. Remember, even in the Akoya family, there were at one time wild Akoya mollusks, in cultured Akoyas there are on the market: original Miki Motos still to be found, other Japanese Akoyas, and now Chinese Akoyas. They are all slightly different. Can you tell them apart? Grab some and start getting acquainted. eBay is a wonderful place to play.

To start with, look here.
Japanese Akoya pearls have a rose tone to the nacre. See it?

Whereas the Chinese Akoya pearls have a silver cast to the nacre.

However, a typical appraiser doesn’t even take into consideration the origin of the Akoya pearl he or she is working with. It is my opinion that Akoya pearls alone should be identified and evaluated in at least six categories according to the origin and type:
1. Wild Akoyas
2. Miki Moto vintage
3. New Miki Moto
4. Japanese Akoyas before the die-off
5. New crop Japanese Akoyas
6. Chinese Akoyas

You’ve seen how the value of the original Kasumiga pearls goes unrecognized by the criteria of a well-respected group in Switzerland that puts itself out as pearl experts. This stems from lack of knowledge of the history of that particular pearl. You see how the ear-marks of the new hybrids are being used without considering the age of the pearl strand. You now can see how the broad category of Akoya could (and I think, should) be broken down to finer categories, like the six above.

And there are worlds of pearls out there to separate into other categories for appropriate evaluation. If appraisers don’t take into consideration the actual value of pearls according to rarity and vintage, but blindly follow set, new criteria for “pearls” which tends to lump all freshwater pearls into one category, almost priceless strands such as my original Kasumigas will continue, not only losing their niche in history, but might be off-handedly relegated to the $400 per strand category – losing maybe forever their authentic value on the market.

The world awaits a good pearl expert.

So. Who Cares Anyway? What Does It Matter?

Taken from ISG Forum “Do You Know Your Pearls?” 2015

Question: I knew the Chinese were selling their own version of Akoya pearls, but now I have to wonder if the triple-strand I had made by a reputable New York company are truly Japanese or the Chinese pearls. Not being a pearl expert (nor a true connoisseur), I’m not even really sure what, if any, difference it makes. Can you elaborate?

Reply: Thanks for visiting my post. It’s all in the way you look at it, but, for me, it always makes a difference. But, ya see, I’m an addict, so….

It always makes a difference. The question here is “to whom”. Of course, a large percentage of the population couldn’t care less if they are wearing plastic “pop beads” or South Sea Pearls — they really can’t. Even if they knew the difference, they simply don’t care. And that’s okay.

But with proper Professional training and guidance you have the distinct possibility to become one of the elite appraisers in the world — literally! It has been my experience that no one knows anything about anything — broad statement, I know, but it typically holds true. If someone presents a strand of pearls to evaluate for whatever purpose, and the appraiser can inform them that they are akoya (salt water), they go up a notch in value from freshwater, of course. If that appraiser can ascertain the origin of the strand by the age of the pearls, the history, talking to the owner, seeing the original container or receipt, the age of the clasp, etc., and can determine it is something more than “just” akoyas (let’s say Japanese rather than Chinese), that strand should go up another notch in value.

With proper equipment and training you should be able to discern many things about what you are studying.

If the appraiser collected an akoya pearl (maybe earrings) that was sold before the big Japanese die-off in the last decade and label them as the older Japanese akoya, and then grab some other “akoyas” on eBay to see if they truly were saltwater and have that translucence an akoya has, he might have another specimen. As he builds up his on arsenal of specimens, he becomes more and more apt to be the appraiser of choice.

In the case of my Kasumiga strand that I mentioned in an earlier post, if the evaluator had the ability or the permission to use his own knowledge and determination, he would have immediately understood that, because they were NOT bead nucleated (they were of the old school where they used mantle tissue) he would have had to declare them original Kasumiga pearls. As it stands now, I have a strand of rare pearls that could cost easily in the 6-figure range that have been knocked down into the 3-figure range at best.

As a Professional Jewelry Appraiser you will be able to do better than that.
That is what difference you can make.

MarketHive is a Market Network a hybrid mixture of a full suite of inbound marketing tools and people

MarketHive is a hybrid mixture of a full suite of inbound marketing tools and people
 

 

and a dynamic integrated social network designed for entrepreneurs.

Since 1996, I have been building and developing inbound marketing systems. Inbound Marketing has become the most effective marketing method for doing business online. Instead of the old outbound marketing methods of developing traditional “come do business with us and here is why hype” type ads, sending fear of loss and hard pitched ads via email lists, paying for disconnected non responsive leads, subscribing to lead development systems that produce names, emails and phone numbers to people who really don’t know you or care to talk to you, MarketHive inbound marketing focuses on creating quality results, via quality content and systems that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be and want to do business with you. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and engage over time.

Teaching, sharing, educating, revealing, collaborating, with the world is at the core of the MarketHive inbound marketing matrix. By creating content, offering beneficial wisdom, and delivering stability with integrity in the method and the message, you will find yourself attracting your dream customers. MarketHive’s inbound marketing systems attract qualified prospects to your business and keep them coming back for a life time.

From the outside in, build a Social Neural Network by attracting cognitive leads. MarketHive offers the most comprehensive suite of inbound marketing tools far superior and much more inclusive than anywhere else (at any price), and all of this for free (A $3000+ per month value).

You have the option to offer this service, as an advertising upgrade, to build a huge cognitive lead database. Let me explain.

Traditional lead development (the life blood of any company or venture) produces a disconnected lead database, where as a simple process by either buying leads, or subscribing to a lead system requires an additional process of calling or connecting with that lead, who may recall subscribing to some news report, video presentation, requesting more information in that regard, etc. (the long honored traditional lead type process). But the moment you vary from that message, 99% of the time, the lead is alienated by your message, has no connection to you, other than they vaguely recall giving you a name, email and maybe phone number. The result is a clear rejection of any further attempt to do business.

In contrast to this traditional option to building leads is the MarketHive inbound marketing alternative to build a cognitive lead database. By attracting likeminded, interactive respondents that not only are seeking what you offer, but are instantly integrated into your social neural network, plugged into your group(s) and also are set up to receive your automated messages as well as your published and current messages from your platform. This type of lead is what we call Cognitive Lead production.

So what is a Cognitive Lead? Dissecting the term, Cognitive means (relating to, or being conscious intellectual activity as thinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining, or learning) A lead in the traditional sense, is someone we have contact information on that we want to do something, buy, respond, engage or act according to our agenda.

The cognitive lead is a person who has elected to join you through your MarketHive system, that is attracted to your offer, the system, becomes integrated within your social neural network, is able to respond within your network to your stimuli as well as others stimuli in your network and in turn offer and cause stimuli, integrate in the greater cause of the network. This makes for a lead system that has never been accomplished before.

Case study number 1: Emailing a sales letter to 25 million recipients. The typical results of sending a series of emails to a list of 25 million promoting an mlm offer is dismal at best, even with a strong active emailing list. Say you get 500 to sign up. Sounds good right? Let’s do the math. That is .0002% which is a statistical ZERO. Now imagine sending a series of emails to that same database offering a free for life inbound marketing system worth $3000 per month. Even if only 5% respond and sign up, that is 1.24 million subscribers. These will also become Cognitive Leads as part of your Social Neural Network and overtime will become your huge responsive sphere of influence for the rest of your life.

Case study number 2: This is a common sense exercise. But bear with me as it makes total sense. You create a Facebook advertisement to drive prospects to your capture page to promote an opportunity to sell a popular and branded facial product to build your distributorship business. You get a reach of 20,000 for $200 per week and receive around 300 prospects (.02%) signing up into the lead capture page. You still need to email them auto responders pitching the deal and make attempts to call them up on the phone. Out of the campaign of 30 days, you accomplish 1200 signups in your capture page, manage to talk to 100 of them from that 100 you recruit 3 people into your business. You are pretty proud of yourself. You spent $800 for 3 distributors that purchased $500 to come into your deal and you received a $500 bonus for doing so. You know that the odds are 2 of that 3 will be gone within 3 months, but by then you have managed to make a few hundred in profit, so you justify the same process month after month.

Now let’s shift the campaign to attract entrepreneurs by advertising MarketHive in place of the capture page. Same reach of 20,000 per week for $200. But instead of the small percentage of candidates signing up, let’s assume we get 20% of the reach (4,000) to join MarketHive through our Alpha program, thereby, they are integrated into the MarketHive system with a portfolio of valuable inbound marketing tools and connected to you through the various social neural network functions of the system. These entrepreneurs are now returning and staying within your sphere of influence as you offer assistance to integrate them into the platform and slowly building friendships and exposing them to your primary business. People like to do business with people they know and trust. This does make sense right?

Summary: When you develop a proprietary suite of advanced, effective inbound marketing tools, and integrate the entire system into a FaceBook like social network and interface, you have the world’s first entrepreneur business person’s social network. Then offer the entire system for free to the entire worldwide market of entrepreneurs. That includes, small businesses, local businesses, regional businesses, global businesses, cottage industries, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, affiliate marketers, software innovators, musicians, churches, political platforms, political candidates, distributors, network marketers, innovators, and dreamers!

 



inbound marketing explained and compared

Veretekk invented Automated Marketing (in 1996), later to become known as Inbound Marketing (MarketHive). Veretekk’s traffic portal offers, auto responders, Broadcasting technology (The Hammer), Conference rooms and sales funnel process became the foundation that today is known as Inbound Marketing.

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But let us digress some. Before the Internet; advertising and marketing were for the most part driven by Outbound Marketing:


Outbound marketing is buying attention, cold- calling,
Direct paper mail, radio, TV, sales flyers, spam,
telemarketing and other forms of traditional advertising.

 

 

 

Inbound marketing is the most effective marketing method for doing business online. Inbound marketing focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and delight over time.

 

 


Simply concept really, execution is the challenge. (Just ask a few of your friends how often they blog) vs posting to Facebook newsfeeds, Skyping or texting back and forth.  With a little understanding, some instruction and determination, any entrepreneurial motivated person can make a success with the right tools.

This is why it is important to know your “WHY” as that is what will drive your market base. What you love to do will attract others that share the same passion. And that is the “secret”.

Sharing is caring and inbound is about creating and sharing content with the world. By creating content specifically designed to appeal to your dream customers, inbound attracts qualified prospects to your business and keeps them coming back for more.

By publishing the right content in the right place at the right time, your marketing becomes relevant and helpful to your customers, not interruptive. Now that’s marketing people can love.

Major themes:

Create targeted content that answers prospects' and customers' basic questions and needs, then share that content far and wide.  (Broadcasting)

Promoters don’t just materialize out of thin air: they start off as strangers, visitors, contacts, and customers. Specific marketing actions and tools help to transform those strangers into promoters. (Share the revenue “AFFILIATE”)

Tailor your content to the wants and needs of the people who are viewing it. As you learn more about your leads over time, you can better personalize your messages to their specific needs. (Build your sphere of influence)

Inbound marketing is multi-channel by nature because it approaches people where they are, in the channel where they want to interact with you. (Social Network connections)

Content creation, publishing and analytics tools all work together like a well-oiled machine – allowing you to focus on publishing the right content in the right place at the right time. (Tracking and measuring traffic, comments, responsive interaction)

The Four Marketing Actions

Attract

We don’t want just any traffic to our site, we want the right traffic. We want the people who are most likely to become leads, and, ultimately, happy customers. Who are the “right” people? Our ideal customers, also known as our buyer personas. Buyer personas are holistic ideals of what your customers are really like, inside and out. Personas encompass the goals, challenges, pain points, common objections to products and services, as well as personal and demographic information shared among all members of that particular customer type. Your personas are the people around whom your whole business is built.

Some of the most important tools to attract the right users to your site are:

Blogging– Inbound marketing starts with blogging. A blog is the single best way to attract new visitors to your website. In order to get found by the right prospective customers, you must create educational content that speaks to them and answers their questions.

SEO– Your customers begin their buying process online, usually by using a search engine to find something they have questions about. So, you need to make sure you’re appearing prominently when and where they search. To do that, you need to carefully, analytically pick keywords, optimize your pages, create content, and build links around the terms your ideal buyers are searching for.

Pages– Your website pages are your digital storefront. So put your best face forward! Optimize your website to appeal to your ideal buyers and transform your website into a beacon of helpful content to entice the right strangers to visit your pages.

Social Publishing– Successful inbound strategies are all about remarkable content – and social publishing allows you to share that valuable information on the social web, engage with your prospects, and put a human face on your brand. Interact on the networks where your ideal buyers spend their time.

Convert

Once you’ve attracted website visitors, the next step is to convert those visitors into leads by gathering their contact information. At the very least, you’ll need their email addresses. Contact information is the most valuable currency there is to the online marketer. So in order for your visitors to offer up that currency willingly, you need to offer them something in return! That “payment” comes in the form of content, like eBooks, whitepapers, or tip sheets – whatever information would be interesting and valuable to each of your personas.

Some of the most important tools in converting visitors to leads include:

Forms- In order for visitors to become leads, they must fill out a form and submit their information. Optimize your form to make this step of the conversion process as easy as possible.

Calls-to-action are buttons or links that encourage your visitors to take action, like “Download a Whitepaper” or “Attend a Webinar.” If you don’t have enough calls-to-action or your calls-to-action aren’t enticing enough, you won’t generate leads.

Landing Pages– When a website visitor clicks on a call-to-action, they should then be sent to a landing page. A landing page is where the offer in the call-to-action is fulfilled, and where the prospect submits information that your sales team can use to begin a conversation with them. When website visitors fill out a form on a landing page for the first time, that visitor becomes a contact.

Contacts– Keep track of the leads you're converting in a centralized marketing database. Having all your data in one place helps you make sense out of every interaction you’ve had with your contacts – be it through email, a landing page, social media, or otherwise – and how to optimize your future interactions to more effectively attract, convert, close, and delight your buyer personas.

Close

You’re on the right track. You’ve attracted the right visitors and converted the right leads, but now you need to transform those leads into customers. How can you most effectively accomplish this feat? Certain marketing tools can be used at this stage to make sure you’re closing the right leads at the right times.

Closing tools include:

CRM– Keep track of the details about all the contacts, companies, and deals in your pipeline, and easily get in touch with the right prospects at the right time. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems facilitate sales by making sure you have the right information at your fingertips to better engage with prospects across every channel.

Closed-loop Reporting– How do you know which marketing efforts are bringing in the best leads? Is your sales system effectively closing those best leads into customers? Integration with your CRM system allows you to analyze just how well your marketing and sales teams are playing together.

Email– What do you do if a visitor clicks on your call-to-action, fills out a landing page, or downloads your whitepaper, but still isn’t ready to become a customer? A series of emails focused on useful, relevant content can build trust with a prospect and help them become more ready to buy.

Marketing Automation– This process involves creating email marketing and lead nurturing tailored to the needs and lifecycle stage of each lead. For example, if a visitor downloaded a whitepaper on a certain topic from you in the past, you might want to send that lead a series of related emails. But if they follow you on Twitter and visited certain pages on your website, you might want to change the messaging to reflect those different interests.

Delight

The Inbound way is all about providing remarkable content to our users, whether they be visitors, leads, or existing customers. Just because someone has already written you a check doesn’t mean you can forget about them! Inbound companies continue to engage with, delight, and (hopefully) upsell their current customer base into happy promoters of the organizations and products they love.

Tools used to delight customers include:

Surveys– The best way to figure out what your users want is by asking them. Use feedback and surveys to ensure you’re providing customers with what they’re looking for.

Smart Calls-to-Action– These present different users with offers that change based on buyer persona and lifecycle stage.

Smart Text– Provide your existing customers with remarkable content tailored to their interests and challenges. Help them achieve their own goals, as well as introduce new products and features that might be of interest to them.

Social Monitoring- Keep track of the social conversations that matter to you most. Listen out for your customers’ questions, comments, likes, and dislikes – and reach out to them with relevant content.

The New Methodology

The Inbound Methodology covers each and every step taken, tool used, and lifecycle stage traveled through on the road from stranger to customer. It empowers marketers to attract visitors, convert leads, close customers, and delight promoters. The new methodology acknowledges that inbound marketing doesn’t just happen, you do it. And you do it using tools and applications that help you create and deliver content that will appeal to precisely the right people (your buyer personas) in the right places (channels) at just the right times (lifecycle stages).

Want to learn more about inbound marketing?

An Entrepreneurial Social Network integrated with an advanced Inbound Marketing platform is genius on steroids. Sharing up to 50% of the potential revenue with you is very generous and the potential of this combination is atomic!

 

Thomas Prendergast
CMO Markethive, Inc.

 

@Markethive proposed airdrop messaging KYC and 2FA wallet

The Proposed Markethive Wallet APP

Markethive’s wallet app is multi-purpose. It acts as a wallet, set up to receive Markethive coin, works as a messaging system integrated with the Markethive dashboard for both the news feed and messaging, acts as the 2FA for login and holds the KYC keys for membership verification. Operates on PC and Apple PCs, Droid and Apple phones and Tablets.

1. Hive Wallet Balances

The Markethive wallet is a software program that stores private and public keys and interacts with various blockchains to enable users to send and receive digital currency and monitor their balance, with the additional options to send payments through the messaging system. The wallet also receives Markethive auto revenue payments 

2.Hive Authenticator

The initial subscription into Markethive requires a mature social network and a cell number is the second level of verification. But further verification is required to conduct business.  This is where the 2FA process requires  documents that when approved, they are encrypted and the Wallet becomes the only point giving the subscriber the only access to their own privacy

3. Hive Verification

Security blockchain end to end, private key for verification access to the Markethive platform. KYC documentation is stored in the blockchain and only accessed via your wallet with the wallets 2FA. Upon logging into Markethive, the wallet delivers several layers of protection.

4. Hive Messenger

Decentralized messenger, p2p, the blockchain, voice, text, 3+ call ways, groups and channels, built-in whiteboard and desktop share webinar. Encrypted, private, crypto coin transfers, shapeshifter, runs from the wallet. Pays to use it. Reads and publishes to the Markethive Newsfeed.

Find out more about the proposed, developing, and operating leading edge tech we bring to you, to support your environment to build your dreams in our machine. All p[art of delivering Universal Income for the entrepreneur.

Thomas Prendergast
Founder
Markethive.com

 

 

Blockhive Introduce The ILP Markethive is implementing it

The Next Generation of ICO Is Here? Blockhive Introduce The ILP

We’re entering into a new world of finance and transfer of value, one that could have large implications for many current intermediaries and many individuals all across the globe.

In this era we have a trustless system where exchanges are to happen peer to peer in a seamless manner, this is facilitated by the blockchain and interesting features such as smart contracts. These features have contributed to interesting mechanisms that institutions are using to raise capital to fund operations while using that same capital to form an economy where that specific form of capital, that issued token, is what’s used as the currency of trade.

This mechanism is called the Initial Coin Offering and it has been a mechanism that has grown rapidly in the past, yet, there have been forms of abuse in this direct to market offering sort of mechanism and governments have looked into regulating it, while some, such as China and South Korea have went as far as banning this new sort of funding vehicle.

This state of uncertainty has caused some organizations to act and provide their unique solution to this new market need.

The introduction of the ILP

The Initial Loan Procurement (ILP) is introduced to serve as an alternative to the Initial Coin Offering, providing for global financing using cryptocurrency.

ILP’s were introduced to alleviate the current issues that were surrounding ICO’s. These issues stem primarily around the aspects of legal and taxation, both, serving as major concerns for any reasonable and sophisticated investor.

Another issue that is continuously brought up around the idea of ICO’s is the question of, can this business truly create an economy that sustains its native token? Sometimes, the answer comes up as no, going further into the matter, at times, one might even find that setting up an economy through the ICO funding vehicle could contribute to a worse experience for the user.

How does ILP solve these issues?

Through the future loan access token (Flat). This a mechanism formed to overcome issues of taxation and regulation. It works through a simple process and also acts a token model, one issues these through Ethereum using an EIP20 standard. This essentially enables a token agreement with the token issuer as well as the transfer of agreement to others. Those who hold FLAT tokens are able to digitally sign a loan agreement, become a creditor and receive interests through the feature of  Agrello smart contracts.

A key feature of the ILP structure is that creditors are able to transfer rights to a new creditor if they wish to do so.

Initial Deployment and the Future

The organization behind this new structure, Blockhive, in conjunction with Agrello, will be issuing the first ILP from January 26th through the end of February 9th.

After they use and deploy this initial funding vehicle, it is expected that others too, will start to use it as a solution to their regulatory and taxation struggles. Interested parties will be able to access and use this new form of financing through the joint venture platform, tokennote.io.

What are the highlights of the Initial Loan Procurement Vehicle?

  • Accessible Globally
  • Legally Binding, recorded on the blockchain, thus providing security for creditors
  • ILP is structured in the format of loans, thus allowing for it to not be subject to taxes, a necessity when raising funds for a new venture
  • No need for a new and unnecessary and purposeless token

The ILP is regulation-friendly, blockhive has conformed to regulatory frameworks, making certain that issuers comply with anti-money laundering laws

We’re entering into a new world of finance and transfer of value, one that could have large implications for many current intermediaries and many individuals all across the globe.

In this era we have a trustless system where exchanges are to happen peer to peer in a seamless manner, this is facilitated by the blockchain and interesting features such as smart contracts. These features have contributed to interesting mechanisms that institutions are using to raise capital to fund operations while using that same capital to form an economy where that specific form of capital, that issued token, is what’s used as the currency of trade.

This mechanism is called the Initial Coin Offering and it has been a mechanism that has grown rapidly in the past, yet, there have been forms of abuse in this direct to market offering sort of mechanism and governments have looked into regulating it, while some, such as China and South Korea have went as far as banning this new sort of funding vehicle.

This state of uncertainty has caused some organizations to act and provide their unique solution to this new market need.

The introduction of the ILP

The Initial Loan Procurement (ILP) is introduced to serve as an alternative to the Initial Coin Offering, providing for global financing using cryptocurrency.

ILP’s were introduced to alleviate the current issues that were surrounding ICO’s. These issues stem primarily around the aspects of legal and taxation, both, serving as major concerns for any reasonable and sophisticated investor.

Another issue that is continuously brought up around the idea of ICO’s is the question of, can this business truly create an economy that sustains its native token? Sometimes, the answer comes up as no, going further into the matter, at times, one might even find that setting up an economy through the ICO funding vehicle could contribute to a worse experience for the user.

How does ILP solve these issues?

Through the future loan access token (Flat). This a mechanism formed to overcome issues of taxation and regulation. It works through a simple process and also acts a token model, one issues these through Ethereum using an EIP20 standard. This essentially enables a token agreement with the token issuer as well as the transfer of agreement to others. Those who hold FLAT tokens are able to digitally sign a loan agreement, become a creditor and receive interests through the feature of  Agrello smart contracts.

A key feature of the ILP structure is that creditors are able to transfer rights to a new creditor if they wish to do so.

Initial Deployment and the Future

The organization behind this new structure, Blockhive, in conjunction with Agrello, will be issuing the first ILP from January 26th through the end of February 9th.

After they use and deploy this initial funding vehicle, it is expected that others too, will start to use it as solution to their regulatory and taxation struggles. Interested parties will be able to access and use this new form of financing through the joint venture platform, tokennote.io.

What are the highlights of the Initial Loan Procurement Vehicle?

  • Accessible Globally
  • Legally Binding, recorded on the blockchain, thus providing security for creditors
  • ILP is structured in the format of loans, thus allowing for it to not be subject to taxes, a necessity when raising funds for a new venture
  • No need for a new and unnecessary and purposeless token

The ILP is regulation-friendly, blockhive has conformed to regulatory frameworks, making certain that issuers comply with anti-money laundering laws

Markethive isw utilizing this loan based crowd funding option.

The 5 + 18 Things Elon Musk Does Every Day to Make Himself Productive

The 5 Things Elon Musk Does Every Day to Make Himself Productive

Elon Musk gets more done each day than any three random CEOs. Here's how he manages it

Last week, I pointed out that because Elon Musk can successfully run multiple businesses, he could run any one of those businesses working part-time. Because of this, mere mortals like you and me should be able to create and run a business without working long hours– certainly not more than 40 hours a week.

As you can imagine, I got some pushback on that concept, probably because I neglected to point out specifically what Elon Musk does to manage his time better than your average insanely successful entrepreneur.

I've not worked with Musk personally or interviewed him but I watch him and his companies pretty closely. Here are some specific techniques that have emerged either from Musk's speeches or from his actions as reported in the news:

1. He doesn't bother with business plans.

In a recent appearance at SXSW, Musk explained that he's not a big fan of business plans. Instead, he works at the visionary level and leaves the operational details to others.

By contrast, most CEOs (including Steve Jobs, BTW) tend to get deeply involved in the business planning process, even to the point of micromanaging it.

The main point of a business plan is to get funding; after that, you're probably better off setting ambitious goals and improvising a way to get there (i.e., pivoting).

 

2. He immediately ends pointless conversations.

As I mentioned out in "Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence," when Musk perceives that people are wasting his time, he cuts them off, even if it seems rude. To his way of thinking, what's truly rude is forcing him to listen to conversations that are neither interesting nor useful.

For example, when some analysts at a financial update meeting asked him some stupid questions, Musk just pointed out that the questions were "bonehead" and moved on. While he got flak for this, subsequent events have proved Musk right: The question were bonehead.

By refusing to suffer fools gladly (or otherwise), Musk probably frees up a dozen or more hours each week to do other, more useful things. As an additional bonus, he isn't forced to clutter up his mind with other people's irrelevant nonsense.

 

3. He immediately walks out on useless meetings.

Similarly, if a meeting wanders or is on a subject that's not immediately relevant, Musk simply gets up and leaves. More important, he also gives his staff and employees permission to do the same.

Since meetings are the biggest time wasters in business, Musk, by refusing to be part of a captive audience, probably frees up another dozen hours a week that he can spend on something useful or amusing.

 

4. He avoids foolish consistencies.

Musk isn't afraid to contradict himself. As a result, he doesn't waste his time defending the indefensible.

For example, while Musk frequently touted that Model 3 factory as almost entirely automated, he didn't hesitate to publicly announce it when he swapped out some automation in favor of human labor.

Most CEOs would have quietly made the change and then tried to bury it to avoid some bad PR. This adds the time and mental burden inherent in any cover-up that could turn into a PR disaster.

It's much more time-effective to do what Musk does in such situations: Bite the bullet and then move on.

 

5. He decides rather than deliberates.

In my experience and observation, most CEOs–even entrepreneurs–tend to overthink and overanalyze before taking action.

By contrast, while Musk never appears to be acting out of ignorance, it's obvious from the pace of his decision-making that he prefers to decide to take action (with all its attendant risks) to talking a decision to death.

A perfect example of this was when he fired all the Tesla contractors who couldn't find a Tesla employee to vouch for them. Most CEOs would have tried to cut the contractors "with all due speed," taking months to do something that could apparently be accomplished in a single day.

 

  By Geoffrey JamesContributing editor, Inc.com@Sales_Source

 

CryptoCurrencies: What is an Initial Loan Procurement and why it will drive the Markethive.

CryptoCurrencies:
What is an Initial Loan Procurement and why it will drive the 
Markethive.

There seems to be a lack of awareness around Initial Loan Procurements (ILPs), as well as a lot of confusion if that. This post will try to explain what ILPs are and their significance to finance and Markethive.

The Initial Loan Procurement is a new fundraising method that is similar to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) but in the form of loans rather than coins. In this ILP scenario, borrowers and creditors enter loan agreements through legally binding smart contracts. Markethive is one of the firsts to offer an ILP along with the originator from Blockhive.

ILPs (Initial Loan Procurement) disrupt the global debt capital market and have the potential to become bigger than ICOs. Blockchain is revolutionizing finance, especially capital markets, which allow companies (and even governments) to raise money from investors globally.

Let’s talk about how companies and governments raise investor money:

Companies can either sell stakes in the company or equity. This is done by issuing stocks and stockholders share the company’s profits. Likewise company losses are stockholders losses and companies aren’t required to pay the investors back. On the other hand, companies can borrow from investors by issuing corporate bonds. Although bondholders don’t share in the company’s profit, they will be paid back their original investment + interest unless the company goes bankrupt.

Governments can issue government bonds to big investors as well and the logic works the same as corporate bonds. Since the government is deemed less risky, government bonds typically have lower interest rates. Examples are US Treasury bonds.

When companies/governments first issue these financial securities, they are issued in what is called the primary market. The average joe does not participate in this market. The big banks and institutional investors are the usual investors. After this, the already-issued securities are traded in the secondary market which includes retail investors like the average joe. Ex. Stock market

Then there’s the private capital market. All companies start private and once they get big, they might go public and list on one of the stock exchanges. Ex. Uber is currently a private company valued at $70B, and they are supposedly planning an IPO soon. Only then, would the average joe be able to buy Uber stocks and invest in the company. So who invests in these private companies early on? Big institutional investors such as Venture Capital firms (VCs) with lots of money get to invest early on for equity and if the company takes off, they could multiply their investments by orders of magnitudes.

This was how things were done TRADITIONALLY. With Blockchain technologies, modern finance is changing. Initial Coin Offerings provide companies (and governments) with a whole new way of raising capital. It’s easier, faster, and the whole world gets to participate. Although coins are not 100% like stocks, a lot of them behave that way: Many tokens will profit if the issuing blockchain company becomes successful. (For example exchange token holders earning trading commission fees). Like stocks, there is no legal obligation for the company to pay the investors back their original investment. Initial Coin Offerings serve as the primary market and exchanges like Binance serve as the secondary market. This change is happening extremely fast. In 2017, more money was raised with ICOs for blockchain start-ups than ALL of Venture Capital. Pretty much EVERYONE can participate in these ICOs as well as trade the tokens once they are listed on exchanges.

This is why regulators are going crazy about cryptocurrencies right now. Throughout history, financial market crashes have devastated many lives, and each time regulators stepped in with rules to protect consumers. Let’s not debate the pros and cons of regulation here, but it’s just the way things are. With cryptocurrencies, regulators see more risk than ever for consumers as now regular people are participating not just in this unregulated secondary crypto market, but in primary markets as well through ICOs.

Meanwhile, the global debt capital market has barely been disrupted by blockchain tech. If anything, there are many crypto projects in the works for peer-to-peer lending, but there is only one project that I know of focused on disrupting the public debt capital market: Initial Loan Procurements (ILPs).

A fundraising structure utilized by Markethive, this has the potential to grow even bigger than ICOs (The world debt market is way bigger than the world equity market). This year Markethive will be one of the firsts to offer an ILP, like Blockhive, and will be one of the first companies to raise capital by decentralized crowdfunding of debt.

To summarize Markethive’s ILP: we are targeting 10.5M Dollars (USD in Bitcoin) from lenders (think ILP). In this decentralized world, anyone can participate. The loan period is projected to be 10 years and the interest is 20% of Markethive’s operating profit. For example, if I lent Markethive  $1,000 through this ILP, I will be repaid this principal in 10 years, and also earn interest over that period (In Markethive's case, 20% of Markethive’s operating profit will be distributed across the lenders. Furthermore, the ILP structure issues Hive Foundation Shares (HFS), which will allow me to sell my loan contract in the secondary market, if I don’t want to wait 10 years to be paid back. Each ILP will have its own FLAT to provide liquidity in the secondary market. Markethive's FLAT is also called Hive Founding Shares.

All ILPs are powered by legally-binding smart contracts (loan contracts between each creditor/issuer), and digital identity/signature solutions. The token utilized for these products will be traded on the open market exchanges (yet to be announced)

This is HUGE. Instead of issuing traditional bonds, corporations and governments can participate in this decentralized form of crowdfunding loans. It’s fast, easy, and the whole world can participate.

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The financial revolution is now just starting.

The need

The Markethive team believes that there is a need for an alternative to ICO due to the following shortcomings. The token economy is based on the demand, and sometimes selling tokens doesn’t make sense because the token has no real function for your business. Also, laws and regulation are an important consideration, because countries such as China have banned ICOs. Taxes also play a major part. Some countries consider money raised through ICOs to be income rather than capital and may tax it at rates as high as 40 percent.

The alternative 

Markethive has partnered with smart-contract development firm Menlo Tech and the original developer of the Monero Coin to develop a way to raise funds using loans. Here are some unique points of ILP:

The structure is as effective as an ICO because it is open to individuals around the world.

It is legally binding because agreements are digitally signed using blockchain technology which records information in a distributed database so they can’t be easily altered, adding a level of security for creditors.

Because ILP is in the form of loans, it is considered to be debt, and not subject to tax.

For businesses that don’t need tokens in the first place, ILP provides an alternative so more time and energy can be spent on business development, rather than creating tokens with no actual usage.

The ILP is regulation-friendly. Markethive conforms with regulatory frameworks designed to fight fraud and money laundering. Therefore, participants of ILP will be required to submit their identification and to go through the process of authentication (KYC).

The Markethive team says, “ILP provides a fast track alternative so more time and energy can be spent on business development. Last, but not least, because ILP is in the form of loans, it is considered to be debt, and not subject to tax.”

How does it work?

In Markethive’s case,

We first ask our creditors to register their identification, address and other information.

Then, they will digitally sign the loan agreement and send Bitcoin to our registered account.

Once we receive the Bitcoin, the contract is made.

That means Markethive’s creditors can receive 20 percent of Markethive’s monthly profit as an interest payment.

After the loan contract is made, Markethive will issue the Hive Foundation Shares (HFS the FLAT  Future Loan Access Tokens). HFS gives creditors the right to transfer loans to others, using Markethive’s Wallets, Markethive’s internal exchange or on public exchanges.

The team further clarifies, “When individuals receive HFS tokens, they become potential creditors and can use the tokens to sign loan agreements with the borrower, in this case, Markethive. Once they have signed the loan agreement with Markethive, they are now the new creditors of the loan agreement and they will get the interest payments.”

Take part in the Markethive ILP

The ILP seems like a much more secure approach to fundraising while keeping the ease of raising funds like the ICO. Markethive is a first test case of this new funding method. It is currently in pre-launch and you can register for it here – https://markethive.io

 

Thomas Prendergast
Founder

Markethive

 

 

 

 

This week @ Markethive June 06, 2018

This week @ Markethive

We produced our first Press Release to primarily get our PR machine up and running in anticipation of Markethive lifting off heading to the moon soon.

We have had immediate effect with media organizations reaching out to us, for articles, radio interviews, and joint ventures. This is incredibly fortuitous for us.

Shortly after the distribution of our first Press Release Markethive enters the race to replace Facebook”, Charlie Hernandez (Senior Account Executive) and Charles Warner (CEO),  of “Innovation and Tech Today” called us. I was on the phone with Doug and intuitively answered the phone with Doug connected to the call. To say fireworks occurred, excitement and chemistry between us would be an understatement.

These guys are going to partner with us, utilizing our Blogging platform, offering writing assistance, future press releases, massive full-page ads, articles, trade shows etc. After the call, Doug and I had to go for walks and sort it out as it was literally mind-blowing.

This Sunday @5pm (central) they will be our special guests on our weekly show. Do not miss this. Markethive is special, unique and positioned to become the next giant of the realm.



Brian Bishop

We have contracted one of the top Bitcoin developers to work for Markethive Bryan Bishop.  Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance, enabling startups to raise tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and pursue their revenue opportunities at full throttle.

He is also a public speaker and published scholar (Nucleic Acids Research, J. Comp. Inf. Sci. Eng., etc.). “Do-It-Yourself biohacker” with hobby projects involving DNA synthesis using phosphoramidite chemistry, and projects involving genetic engineering and more speculative technology development regarding cryonics, brain scanning and emulation, nootropics, molecular nanotechnology, automation, etc.

And now Brian has contracted with Markethive to build our unique Markethive Universal Income Market Network platform. You can count on Brian appearing often in our Sunday meetup webinars.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-bishop-3a63978/
 


Major Markethive upgrades will be installed next week. David Hickman General Manager of our engineering partners, Menlo Tech and Doug Yates are overseeing the upgrades. Now folks with literally 300+ engineers now on board you can only imagine the pace we will reach, and projects like our Avatar Webinar system will become a reality very, very, soon.

I will be demonstrating this cutting-edge system most likely next week.


Tip of the Spear.

I will always look to the membership first to find willing talent and skills. We will create a reward system to recognize leaders in Markethive too.

Sue Bennett (Press Secretary) because of her dedication and assistance in leading our Twitter war has Markethive.tv as her personal Markethive blog with full assistance in setting it up with the Social Network Auto Post program giving her the potential sphere of influence into the millions. This is one of the perks.

We are instituting our Twitter offensive and you are invited. Join the Group and follow the blog with your Twitter account. https://markethive.com/group/markethivetwitter

Other team leaders are being sought out for Redditt .  LinkedIn, Facebook, Delicious, Diigo, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.  along the same design. As we move forward we will be hiring contract writers and Journalists to ultimately staff our many traffic portals like allaboutbitco.in

Contact me via Markethive messaging @ Markethive.com/marketing or via Telegram @markethive (https://t.me/markethive

Please join the following channels too:

Telegram Channel
@markethive (https://t.me/markethive)

Twitter channel
@markethive (https://twitter.com/markethive)

Redditt channel
https://www.reddit.com/r/markethive/

See you on the Internet

Thomas Prendergast
Founder

Markethive First Press Release

Markethive enters the race to replace Facebook

The rise of the entrepreneur and the fall of destructive forces in our social platforms are here now.
Markethive is creating a "Universal Income" for entrepreneurs.
Using our state-of-the-art integrated inbound marketing platform, social network, artificial intelligence, business services, ewallet, coin exchange, mining datacenter, incubator and blockchain income platforms for success in the cryptopreneurial and entrepreneurial markets.

SHELL, Wyo. – June 6, 2018 – PRLog — Markethive, a "Market Network" (Markethive.com), announced today that it has officially entered the "Open Book Challenge" in which a group of angel investors are offering a significant investment fund to build an alternative to the Facebook system.

Markethive's Market Network (an advanced social network) is an alternative to Facebook as well as LinkedIn.  Markethive founders know privacy and collaboration are the keys to the future.


 

"Markethive was built on the foundation of 20 years of proprietary technology and has been running live with 1000s of subscribers in beta for nearly 4 years," said Thomas Prendergast, Markethive's CEO.  "Markethive's mission is to create a universal income for entrepreneurs, using our multiple platforms built for the entrepreneurial markets."

Douglas Yates, CTO and co-founder, added, "When we became aware of the #deletefacebook campaign led by Elon Musk of Tesla, I knew Markethive is the solution."

Markethive is the leading Market Network in the industry.  Market networks are the logical evolution of the aging social networks.  Market Networks like Markethive integrated SaaS and commerce platforms with the social network. Markethive also adds additional revenue-producing systems to fund the Universal Income for entrepreneur's aspects within the realm.

About Markethive ( https://markethive.com ) Markethive is a Facebook-like system, that has integrated SaaS (Inbound Marketing Systems), a Facebook-similar social network, an Avatar-injected webinar system, a faucet-type rewards program with their own coin, a proprietary coin exchange and a commerce platform similar to freelancer. Running in BETA with 1000s of subscribers, Markethive is about to launch her first Airdrop to introduce the Market Network to the world.

About Open Book Challenge ( https://www.openbookchallenge.com );  Angel investor Jason Calacanis will be making the investments and will syndicate these investments to JasonsSyndicate.com at the founder's discretion.  Open Book Challenge is looking to fund seven purpose-driven teams that want to build a billion-user social network to replace Facebook — while protecting consumer privacy. OPC wants to invest in replacements that don't manipulate people and that protect our democracy from bad actors looking to spread misinformation.

And that folks is Markethive, ready to rise up and take leadership in the first real social network Market Network that supports collaboration and delivers universal income to the entrepreneur.

 

Thomas Prendergast
Douglas Yates
Annette Schwindt

The Founders

 

Originating Press Release found here
https://www.prlog.org/12711984-markethive-enters-the-race-to-replace-facebook.html

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