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Rwenzori

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Title: PIVX.Poker
Name: PIVX.Poker-Dev-Apr2021
Term: 1 Cycle
Cycle Amnt: 5,500 PIV
Total Amnt: 5,500 PIV
Author: Rwenzori
Receiver: Rwenzori
Address: D96Ubaq5RaQZuhZHZkoQMSvCqhh4ajotqT
Created: 2021-16-03
Status: Pre-Proposal

Hello fellow Pivians! This is my first budget proposal.

Overview

As an avid poker player, I noticed there are no private, decentralized, p2p poker rooms currently. There are a few open-source decentralized poker applications on Github that can be used for PIVX. This would potentially build into a community with player rankings, self-hosted p2p tournaments, and staking options. I believe the pieces are already there: This gives PIVX (shield) an instant use case for a large online poker market that is mostly KYC(know your customer). We will call it PIVX.Poker

My Commitments/Experience

I am a Poker dealer with over 10+ years experience working in brick and mortar casinos and underground poker rooms. I own the PIVX.Poker domain and would like to be an Admin/Management. I will pay for hosting. There will also be extensive product testing which will be open for everyone.

Proposal

This is a proposal for the dev team @technosystem to rebrand pangea-poker (https://github.com/chips-blockchain/pangea-poker).

They are charging 5000 EUR. The project will be complete in 1 month.
This is proposal is for a 1 cycle payment of 5500 PIV to be paid to the dev team via Freelancer.com

What's in it for PIVX?
Poker rooms today charge a house fee or "rake". It is a small percentage of the players bets. I am will to give PIVX a 45% stake in PIVX.poker proceeds for the development payment.

At the end of every month 45% of rake will be deposited into Community fund TBD. PLEASE COMMENT TO DISCUSS WHERE TO SEND FUNDS!
There will also be many coss-promotional opportunities between PIVX.poker and PIVX.org

DEV Team
After weeks of searching on Freelancer.com, I have found a competent dev team to create PIVX.poker.
Please visit their Profile page : As you can see they have a review rating of 4.8/5.0 with over 400 reviews. They have recently completed high-dollar blockchain projects. They have given a 1 month timeframe for completion.

This is in part a community project, so the project will be made public on Freelancer.com so anyone can see the updates and progress. Freelancer has escrow so the funds will only be released upon our satisfaction. Here is the URL of the project:
I will update this page as progress is being made.

Legal
Although PIVX.poker will be operating in a bit of a legal grey area, there isn't anything holding us back from starting the poker room. Sites like http://blockchain.poker have clear rules posted in their Terms Of Service. At the end of the day, it is the responsibility of the player to know if online poker is legal in their country. Gambling licenses are required only if you want a traditional fiat payment processor. The most important thing is that the game is "provably fair" which @technosystem has assured me it will be. I will include a thorough TOS at launch.

Custody
The PIVX.poker game will be held on a server I have set up through Digital Ocean. Players will deposit funds, play, and then withdraw funds to their own wallets. I am a strong advocate of "not your keys, not your coins" so i prefer players not leave funds on the server. Again, @technosystem will make the server a safe place for PIvians to play poker. There will be a on-going cost for the server that I will pay and maintain.

THE PLAN
So what does this all look like put together? Here's a plan for the next few months upon approval:

April 2021- Game development, TOS, community marketing,
May 2021- Testnet launch "lets try to break it"
June 2021- Final purple touches and Mainnet launch

Lets get this done and be pioneers in the poker world! We can be the first sovereign poker room!
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Borris

Pivian
So it doesn't get lost on discord.

This a suggestion proposal for other Devs to pick it up and create it from github open source code.

If it's already working with Devs maintaining it I don't think it should take 2-3 months to do. Could be wrong but should be quite straightforward? I'm not a coder.
 
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Rwenzori

New Pivian
So it doesn't get lost on discord.

This a suggestion proposal for other Devs to pick it up and create it from github open source code.

If it's already working with Devs maintaining it I don't think it should take 2-3 months to do. Could be wrong but should be quite straightforward? I'm not a coder.
Thanks for the replies Borris

I was trying to recruit in-house devs with the Pre-Proposal. The actual proposal will have the actual team. I prefer a Pivx web dev but there are many good freelancers online. This is just a rebranding and tweaking of already available platforms. What do you think?

The games would be non-custodial so the site doesn't actually hold funds. Its all p2p. I was initially given a 1-2 month estimate by the community so that works if someone can do it faster. I wrote in 2-3 months to be safe

We dont have to re-invent the wheel here, the pieces are there and mostly made.
 
Would be good , if you could find good devs for that, not freelancers,as projects developed by PIVX should be good from both technology and design. Just my 2 PIVs.

Can comment from design point of view - it's to standard.. i would make it more attractive.

But overally , i like where it is going
 

Rwenzori

New Pivian
Would be good , if you could find good devs for that, not freelancers,as projects developed by PIVX should be good from both technology and design. Just my 2 PIVs.

Can comment from design point of view - it's to standard.. i would make it more attractive.

But overally , i like where it is going
Yes I would love if a in-house web dev stepped up. They would be fairly compensated for their time.

Borris suggested putting a picture up to help visualize the end goal. Of course, you are 100% invited to the design team when the time comes. I want it to look like Pivx.org naturally
 

Eric_Stanek

Administrator
Staff member
Overall, I think the idea is great. But, the open source code you plan to use should be selected first I think.

Then I am wondering if you can break it down into steps/milestones.
Like first making a quick and dirty version work on PIVX testnet for example.
Have the Community try to 'break' it.
Then work on making it look great etc.
Also, how will you structure the site? Will bets be held in escrow? How do you get past the legal problems with that?

Software projects have a very low success rate, even when you have a well written Statement of Work / Requirements Document, and you know the team that will make it happen. You don't have either right now. I would like to see more planning etc before giving this my support.
 

Rwenzori

New Pivian
Overall, I think the idea is great. But, the open source code you plan to use should be selected first I think.

Then I am wondering if you can break it down into steps/milestones.
Like first making a quick and dirty version work on PIVX testnet for example.
Have the Community try to 'break' it.
Then work on making it look great etc.
Also, how will you structure the site? Will bets be held in escrow? How do you get past the legal problems with that?

Software projects have a very low success rate, even when you have a well written Statement of Work / Requirements Document, and you know the team that will make it happen. You don't have either right now. I would like to see more planning etc before giving this my support.
Thanks for the input! I will add in the macro plan of PIVX.poker. Also custody and legal.
 
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