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Cryptosi

Pivian
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[*]Title: Alliance between PIVX and Merge
[*]Name: Alliance_Merge
[*]Term: 1
[*]Cycle Amnt: 50
[*]Total Amnt: 50
[*]Author: Cryptosi & Sparrow
[*]Receiver: Cryptosi
[*]Address: Not created yet
[*]Created: 29th July 2019
[*]Status: Pre-proposal
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Overview

The ultimate goal and focus on establishing an alliance between PIVX and ProjectMerge for project ‘Meet-Cute’ is to assist PIVX with its non-core related operations. These non-core related items offer the PIVX team a more community-friendly engagement and platform; all the while freeing up the PIVX Core developers time so they can remain focused on what they do best; PIVX CODING.

With these key deliverables:
1 – PIVX Snapshots - http://snapshot.projectmerge.org/pivx/

2 – PIVX Lite Explorer - https://lite-explorer.pivx.org/

3 – PIVX Full Explorer - https://mainnet-explorer.pivx.org/

4 – PIVX Lite Testnet - https://testnetlite-explorer.pivx.org/

5 – PIVX Full Testnet - http://testnet-explorer.pivx.org/

6 – Merge Toolbox – http://toolbox.projectmerge.org

ProjectMerge will set up, support and maintain the these 6 listed PIVX non-core essentials


Provide explicit details
This Alliance will be between PIVX and Merge and will focus around Merge providing key services for PIVX users such as explorers (mainnet & testnet) and snapshots as well as the Merge toolbox.
In return Merge would like some kudos and recognition from the PIVX marketing, social media and graphics teams. This could be in the form of occasional tweets highlighting the services that Merge offer and bringing general exposure to their project. They will also try to bring spotlight to PIVX but they have a considerably smaller following,

There will be no payment made or recieved for this Alliance except re-imbursement of the 50PIV proposal fee.
Communication about this Alliance will be held in Discord channe Alliance_Merge (if the proposal passes)
All 5 platforms are live and have been for a short time with some members of the PIVX Development Team, Support Team and their Community already experiencing and benefiting from the specific/ unique service.

Reviews in each various form will take place each quarter for approximately 2 weeks to allow all parties involved to properly provide enough adequate data to be quantifiable. The results from the gathered data will determine the action plan and the direction of any fixes that need to be implemented.

CryptoChristo is the contact to speak to regarding this proposal on the Merge side, along with Sparrow. Both are members f the PIVX discord.
From the PIVX side Cryptosi will be the contact for this Alliance

This is a pretty straightforward Alliance and Sparrow and Rhubarbarian have already started discussions on how best to market this Alliance.

I'm aiming to launch this Proposal within the next 5 days, OR, at the start of the next Cycle, depending on how much support is immediately evident.
 
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Jon doe

New Pivian
Sounds like a fair partnership. Free advertising for Merge in exchange for some services for PIVX.

My question is how much free advertising is expected exactly? Do they expect to be mentioned in every PIVX related social media post? Is there an exact number agreed upon, say on a monthly basis, to ensure that there are no misunderstandings?

Lastly, are there any risks to the PIVX brand if Merge does something unethical in the future, since we will be seen as not only partnering with them, but also promoting them?
 

Cryptosi

Pivian
Sounds like a fair partnership. Free advertising for Merge in exchange for some services for PIVX.

My question is how much free advertising is expected exactly? Do they expect to be mentioned in every PIVX related social media post? Is there an exact number agreed upon, say on a monthly basis, to ensure that there are no misunderstandings?

Lastly, are there any risks to the PIVX brand if Merge does something unethical in the future, since we will be seen as not only partnering with them, but also promoting them?
Great questions, lets say something like at least 1 tweet per week? I'm not sure what Merge guys would find acceptable, but we should get a figure in place, and a means for them to construct tweets for us to approve?

As far as them doing something unethical, yes that is a risk. We should add that as a discussion point. I'm not really worried that they would but, this is the exact reason Alliance protocol was formed.
Merge does not have any history of unethical behaviour, however their project is made up of plenty of failed projects, thats the ethos behind Merge. Is it a step too far to worry about the unethical things those projects done? I'm thinking aloud, would love to hear other thoughts.
 

CryptoChristo

New Pivian
In response to Jon Doe's questions:

Free advertising expected? We would appreciate modest exposure. No specific # of tweets or anything EXACT like that. Simply mention Merge (ProjectMerge) when making shout out to PIVX community about the new tools that Merge has built for PIVX. From time to time we would appreciate promotions/ announcements highlighting our skilled areas in the Crypto Space. Messages like these can be produced from the Merge Marketing team and forwarded to Cryptosi for review and posting to PIVX community.

Does Merge expect to be mentioned in every PIVX media post? - No, absolutely not.

Is there an exact # of posts expected? No, we have not established an exact # of posts. Further discussion can be made in this area to set reasonable expectations agreed to by both parities. Further tweaking to the expectations can be made if necessary after the 1st 3 month review.

We concur with your thoughts on RISK pertaining to unethical behavior, as there are repercussions to both Merge and PIVX. If there is any unethical behavior to be found with either PIVX or MERGE then the isolated situation will be investigated by both parties and once all the facts have been verified a decision will be made as to how the outcome will proceed. Speaking for the Merge team we take unethical behavior very seriously and we have a 0 tolerance policy. From our end we will do our absolute best not to break the trust or the alliance agreement with PIVX.
 
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