“We Simply Solve Problems Than No One Has Solved” – Developer Of The OTON Ecosystem

Today, it’s already tough to shock anybody with cryptocurrency initiatives. Though the ICO increase is lengthy over, they’re nonetheless popping up like mushrooms after a rain. As a rule, builders attempt to entice customers with revenue schemes associated to the era of tokens, however not all initiatives are like this. Rare ones stand out from the overall mass of monetary choices as a result of they automate actual enterprise processes.
Among these real pearls is OTON, which gives a whole ecosystem for digitalizing and monetizing person swimming pools. Sellers and producers of products, suppliers of coaching platforms, and bloggers and influencers stay and work on this system on an equal foundation. Any on-line service can probably be linked to OTON.
We’d prefer to carry your consideration to an interview with Anton Elston, OTON’S director of expertise, who additionally works on growing the undertaking’s ecosystem.
Anton, please inform us what function OTON performs in your life? What does it imply to you?
This is my most vital undertaking for the time being. It’s what I discover essentially the most attention-grabbing and commit most of my time to. It permits me not solely to earn revenue, but in addition to assist many individuals. I actually like doing one thing new and being on the cutting-edge of innovation, and OTON makes it potential to check a whole lot of concepts. I don’t know of another undertaking the place it will be potential to implement concepts so freely.
So, you discover it attention-grabbing?
If you’re searching for a monosyllabic reply, then ‘YES’, it’s very attention-grabbing for me.
I’ve observed that folks are inclined to understand OTON from the angle they’re coming from. For affiliate internet marketing specialists, the ecosystem appears to be an affiliate community. Manufacturers see it as a web-based retailer – one thing like Amazon. For bloggers, OTON seems like one other social community.  What is the OTON ecosystem out of your viewpoint and why?
We are actually very versatile. We attempt to discover choices for the widest potential viewers with the intention to construct a closed, self-sufficient setting. That is, we wish to create an answer that will likely be a whole mechanism. If you come to OTON, it’s best to have the ability to cowl almost your whole wants and never must look elsewhere. For instance, the objective of any affiliate internet marketing specialist is revenue and self-realization. A vendor can discover (and will certainly discover) a product right here that they’re comfy working with however might discover it tough to advertise their very own product. But they may undoubtedly discover a crew right here that can recognize it if it reveals potential.
The very first thing we created was a gross sales division, and we attempt to give the gross sales division the merchandise and communications they want. This is how new companies emerge round us. All companies are created for the gross sales division. Our process is to promote, and we’re able to promote something to anybody if it’s moral. Therefore, we’re constructing companies round this core of 150,000 sellers.
The market was created to provide the gross sales division merchandise to promote and, consequently, it grew to become a separate enterprise. Then one other class of person appeared on the identical market – producers. We have been searching for a method to convey the idea of what we do to new customers and, consequently, bloggers appeared, for whom we are actually growing new options. We assume that our gross sales division will have the ability to increase their companion networks with the assistance of the viewers fashioned by these bloggers and their purchasers.
We have so many companies as a result of we create numerous affords for our sellers.
“Our energy is just not in our technical improvements – individuals wish to work with us as a result of we all know how one can promote.”
It is tough for any enterprise to discover a gross sales companion. Most companies fold not as a result of they’ll’t produce a product, however as a result of they’ll’t promote it.
Do I perceive appropriately that, out of your viewpoint, the OTON ecosystem is principally a gross sales system that can be utilized with any audience?
At the second, sure, however now, once we are launching blockchain, we have gotten a supplier of options for the gross sales market. Initially, we created options for the comfort of our gross sales division, however now we will scale the identical options and prolong them to different corporations. The lengthy and wanting it’s, although we have been clearly constructed round gross sales, we’ve now developed so many new improvements that they themselves have develop into a separate enterprise that may be monetized.
I’ve had a have a look at the undertaking’s White Paper. Why has it develop into essential to create your personal blockchain? How did this concept come up, what’s it based mostly on, and what does it have in widespread with the Cosmos cryptocurrency platform?
You in all probability know that affiliate networks and gross sales are based mostly on the cost of rewards and bonuses. This is known as a ‘fee scheme’, a mannequin for distributing funds between the individuals in a transaction. These techniques are advanced and comprise incentives for various kinds of community individuals. There are individuals engaged in direct gross sales who’re curious about private commissions. There are individuals that create small groups who promote with their assist. For instance, if an individual recruits two to 4 individuals who exit and shut offers, that individual is curious about a fee scheme, based on which they may obtain a lower of the revenue of the companions whom they’ve personally recruited. And there are additionally individuals who’re able to act as representatives in a big market and construct giant gross sales groups. They are curious about profession bonuses. They obtain revenue from all of the gross sales of all of the companions whom they’ve recruited, educated, and assist. Therefore, a fee scheme is a fancy system, and, with the intention to pay all of the rewards, you might want to discover as much as a thousand individuals on this chain.
We appeared on the present options and located that, with the intention to carry out the required calculations and distribute transactions to a thousand addresses, it’s essential to pay excessive commissions as a result of the structure of the accessible options was not made to carry out a majority of these operations. We are speaking about so-called ‘recursive searches’, that are carried out till the result’s achieved, although it isn’t recognized prematurely how a lot computing energy will finally be wanted for this. Neither Ethereum nor any of the opposite present techniques with good contracts are appropriate for us as a result of they’d not permit us to carry out the required calculations with affordable assets.
We have written our personal blockchain, which incorporates features for calculating rewards for every kind of bonus. Now we all know for positive that there will likely be no waste of assets, processor time, or reminiscence – all features will work appropriately with out overloading our community. We could make the advanced calculations we’d like, and they’re going to all be of the identical kind. This is why we created our personal blockchain. With all different blockchains, transactions would have price us an excessive amount of. For instance, with Ethereum, it labored out that you’d have needed to pay out $10 in fee on a cost of lower than one greenback!
It’s clear in regards to the commissions, however you didn’t write your blockchain from scratch, did you? It should be a fork of one thing present, proper?
— No, we wrote it from scratch, however we took a framework – a set of typical features that exist in each blockchain, for instance, making transfers between customers, in addition to discovering and creating addresses. We took the Tendermint framework, which is utilized by the Cosmos cryptocurrency, and wrote a whole lot of our personal code to facilitate affiliate gross sales enterprise processes. In concept, we’re suitable with Cosmos, however we aren’t the identical. It’s undoubtedly not a fork. We have our personal formulation.
What do you imply by ‘suitable’?
— It means we share the identical structure and, if desired, small enhancements will permit us to implement cross-platform options.
Let’s discuss in regards to the OTON token. What is it good for? What is the character of its emission? Which consensus protocol is used for transactions?
— OTON is an infrastructure token that solves the issue of community transparency. One of the issues with affiliate gross sales markets is an absence of transparency. A companion can’t see whether or not a reward was paid appropriately as a result of, when it comes time to examine, so many gross sales have accrued, a heap of transactions, that it’s already unimaginable to determine it out by yourself. Companies by no means launch info on transactions and don’t problem experiences, so we determined to make it potential for any of our companions to trace all calculations for all transactions. Therefore, we included all the features that carry out the required calculations when writing our blockchain.
But to ensure that all of those features to work, you might want to have your personal token.
“Our token is what we switch as rewards. This token is the life blood that runs by means of the veins of our circulatory system – our set of good contracts.”
Using our token, we make our blockchain operational and all of the calculations for our companion commissions clear.
Our consensus algorithm consists of two components: DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake) and PoS (Proof of Stake). Delegates launch blocks, and the system validates the blocks issued by the delegates. Our objective is to realize DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), that’s, to maneuver in the direction of decentralized administration over time, in order that the whole system ultimately works independently, with out our participation. And however, we’ve validators on PoS that may earn cash by checking and confirming transactions.
Of course, you’ve heard the criticism heaped on Bitcoin from an environmental perspective. Where is OTON by way of the new subject of power effectivity?
We are maximally power environment friendly. We have already achieved what Ethereum is striving in the direction of. Why does Bitcoin use a whole lot of power? Because the power used is the worth of constructing it unprofitable to cheat. The downside of double-spending is solved in Bitcoin by the massive amount of assets, the massive quantity of electrical energy, which can be required to drag it off.
It turns into unprofitable for individuals to cheat the blockchain as a result of the price of the assets wanted to do it’s a number of occasions larger than the revenue from double-spending. We remedy this problem by rechecking all transactions, however we aren’t engaged in calculating any cryptographic features that require giant portions of assets. We simply make comparisons and recheck. There is not any mining.
The blocks are launched by delegates, however with the intention to develop into a delegate, you might want to go away a major deposit within the system. If a delegate releases an invalid block, it won’t get into the blockchain till it’s rechecked by validators. If they see {that a} delegate has issued a block incorrectly, the delegate is fined the quantity of their deposit. They lose their cash, and the block nonetheless gained’t enter the chain. Our delegates are, subsequently, fully tired of issuing invalid blocks.
How many delegates do you have already got and what number of may there be sooner or later?
There are presently 50. In the long run, there may very well be any quantity. The variety of delegates is just not a lot a problem for facilitating transactions and releasing blocks, as for managing the ecosystem. We are presently testing totally different choices with the intention to most successfully obtain decentralized administration.
As I perceive, the extra delegates you could have, the higher the decentralization?
No, the extra validators, the higher the decentralization. Delegates, whether or not there are 50 and even 100, can come to agreements on issues amongst themselves.
And the variety of validators is limitless?
There’s no restrict
In reality, we wish to enlist as many as potential. That’s why we’re making ready a particular innovation for the launch of the validator node – a field that merely plugs into an outlet.  There will likely be no must configure something, no want to observe the software program. It is sufficient to join this field to Wi-Fi by means of a cell software and authorize your tackle within the blockchain. With this turnkey answer, we count on to have a whole lot of validators. Our neighborhood has positively embraced the concept of utilizing a boxed answer like this, and we’ve greater than 150,000 individuals in the neighborhood.
And this field is a few sort of {hardware} node? Does it exist already in some kind?
Yes, it’s a {hardware} node, and it’s presently underneath improvement. Anyone who buys a {hardware} node will obtain commissions for rechecking transactions, which implies passive revenue.
The economic system of the OTON token will depend on gross sales inside our infrastructure. The extra gross sales, the higher the demand for the token wanted to pay companion rewards. And the demand for the token is met on the alternate. During every sale, our robotic goes to the alternate and buys tokens with a price equal to the quantity of the commissions that have to be paid after which distributes them among the many individuals.
As far as I perceive, OTON’s foremost community has not been launched but. How does it work, if not on blockchain?
We have a token that we’ve issued on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), which was listed on the alternate the place gross sales happen. Partner rewards are presently calculated centrally – I’ve been growing options that calculate companion rewards for loyalty packages greater than 10 years. We don’t see an issue in executing transactions by means of the blockchain, however we wish to make certain there will likely be transactions on the blockchain after we launch it.
If there are not any gross sales, why do we’d like blockchain? First of all, we’re testing the economic system. That’s why we’ve now issued a token on BSC, carried out a list on the alternate, and are testing a system that makes positive that tokens in an quantity essential for every reward are robotically redeemed on the alternate.
It’s not sufficient simply to launch the blockchain. It’s essential to make sure that the system’s economic system can efficiently function based mostly on the token.
All inside OTON operations will likely be carried out by means of good contracts that assure the impartiality of the system. Please inform us how these good contracts work and why they’re attention-grabbing.
On the one hand, we’re constructing a blockchain with the intention to launch our initiatives on it. On the opposite, that is only a pilot answer that any firm can use if it desires to launch a brand new companion undertaking.
Companies specializing in gross sales don’t normally have a technical companion, and so technical implementation is an enormous downside for them. They might search for high quality options available on the market and discover there are none. As a consequence, greater than 70% of corporations go underneath as a result of they couldn’t implement a technical answer appropriately. Errors in calculations, one thing doesn’t work correctly… If sellers see they don’t seem to be awarded their companion rewards appropriately, they cease working. That is, they cease promoting.
We are making a boxed answer that can permit buying and selling corporations to launch on our blockchain. This answer will embody a easy interface for constructing fee buildings.
A fee scheme is the guts of a buying and selling firm. Partner rewards are paid out based on it, bearing in mind various kinds of bonuses.  We make this very simple by creating accounts for corporations that use companion packages, the place they’ll construct their very own remuneration schemes. This will likely be a easy visible interface that can permit customers to pick a set of bonuses for distribution and set the required parameters. Then it is going to be potential so as to add a deposit in tokens and put a wise contract into operation with this sediment.
The deposit will likely be positioned on the good contract, and when the corporate makes a sale, it can ship a request to the good contract asking it to distribute the companion remuneration. This request consists of info, together with who bought what product, when the product will likely be delivered, and when it’s essential to unfreeze the accrued tokens. Then the good contract will take tokens, in accordance with the principles which can be set in it earlier than making the deposit, discover all of the companions who ought to obtain one thing, and precisely distribute the commissions amongst them.
That’s what’s attention-grabbing about good contracts like this. It normally takes three to 6 months and €14,000 to €70,000 to launch a companion buying and selling firm. Support may even require large outlays, since a fulltime technical assist crew is required. With us, corporations can open an account and construct a fee system in simply a few hours with out spending any cash in any respect. All that’s essential is to place up a deposit in order that there’s something to pay companions. The firm will have the ability to prime up this sediment at any time.
We make it simple to enter the buying and selling enterprise by means of good contracts, which additionally make the system clear, since all gross sales and associated prices could be seen in them.
—The OTON token has been quickly launched on the Binance Smart Chain blockchain. Why was this platform chosen, and the way will the blockchain you’re planning to launch yourselves be higher?
— BSC was chosen just because transactions on it are low cost. Having a token on this blockchain is important merely with the intention to present a market worth.
However, BSC won’t permit us to distribute companion rewards in the identical approach as our personal blockchain will, that’s, by means of good contracts that make sure the transparency of funds.
— OTON has its personal software program shell referred to as TASQ with which system individuals can work together and analyze their actions. Tell us about TASQ – what’s the operate of this technique interface now, and what are the prospects for its improvement?
— Many corporations use CRM (Customer Relationship Management) techniques, however this can’t be mentioned about companion packages. I don’t know why that is, however they nonetheless write issues down in a pocket book. We determined that we’d like our personal CRM system, so we created one which takes under consideration all of the levels of the enterprise course of.
This is a system for working with purchasers. Sellers work with clients from reminiscence. You can preserve two to 3 enterprise contacts in your head, plus three to 4 private ones. And they wish to earn tens of 1000’s of {dollars}! To earn that a lot, they have to be efficient. To be efficient, you want a extra superior software than human reminiscence. And we’ve created that software.
Why didn’t we simply take a ready-made system? The enterprise processes for traditional gross sales and gross sales in referral packages are very totally different, and the price of customizing a ready-made CRM system to deal with our enterprise course of was similar to that of growing personal.
— Do I perceive appropriately that, even if affiliate internet marketing has been actively growing all around the world for a number of many years, there’s nonetheless no CRM system for it?
— Not earlier than ours. This simply goes to indicate why there are such a lot of potential strains of improvement for OTON to pursue.
“We simply remedy the issues we encounter that nobody has solved but.”
— And what does the TASQ CRM system do?
— It reminds you to make calls, tells you what you talked about with an individual at earlier conferences, and what you might want to inform him now. It tracks all interactions and reminds you who you might want to contact.
For instance, a consumer purchased some cream or toothpaste from our companion. We know that he has been utilizing it for a month or two. Our CRM is conscious of this sale and can robotically remind the gross sales supervisor that their consumer is operating out of toothpaste, and it will be good in the event that they purchased some extra. Will the supervisor bear in mind to do that if they’ve 50 purchasers? No, they gained’t! Will they have the ability to handle 50 purchasers from reminiscence? Of course not. Therefore, we’ve developed a system that works as a planner and a secretary multi functional.
In addition, we’ve built-in coaching into TASQ. We realized that we wanted to put out the enterprise course of in a transparent, comprehensible approach, and write scripts describing when and what to say. But we’ve to say the identical factor on a regular basis, so we’ve a well-developed script.
Referral gross sales have a tree-like kind, the place every new decrease department warps the transmitted info, so we recorded a video course on gross sales and put it in TASQ. This course is designed in order that the individual taking it regularly immerses themselves within the enterprise course of and makes their first gross sales.
One of the primary issues for novice sellers is that they don’t have clients. They don’t know who to promote to. They’ve already instructed all their pals and relations in regards to the merchandise and have exhausted themselves. Therefore, those that have taken the coaching course and handed the ultimate examination in TASQ are supplied potential clients (leads) that we generate ourselves. That is, we create chilly visitors to our merchandise and distribute the leads we obtain amongst TASQ individuals who’ve been educated and who we’re assured can successfully work with clients.
The chilly visitors system itself is well-established and formalized within the type of a step-by-step course of. As a consequence, an individual can study to independently configure a gross sales funnel that converts a customer to our web site into a purchase order request by means of scripts, software program, ads, touchdown pages and telegram bots. They can even use ready-made funnels which have already been created inside our service and increase their very own buyer base with minimal effort.
This is what TASQ makes it potential to do.
— What are the prospects for the OTON undertaking out of your viewpoint? How bold are your plans?
— We work within the gross sales section and this section is consistently being replenished with new individuals. Meanwhile, an increasing number of jobs have gotten out of date as they’re changed by automated machines and techniques. The companion gross sales market is just not digitalized in any respect. It’s just like the Stone Age. The first one who systematizes and digitizes it can, to begin with, create explosive development available in the market, and, secondly, obtain 80% of this market. And that is 80% of the direct gross sales market we’re speaking about – billions of {dollars} yearly. Therefore, we’ve bold plans.
We wish to create a brand new setting for human life and improvement. And we base it on the flexibility to fulfill our wants, in accordance with Maslow’s pyramid. We give an individual a easy job that may be accomplished from dwelling, sitting at a pc. We create a brand new setting for growing individuals. There’s by no means been something prefer it.
We don’t seem like a traditional gross sales firm. Classic affiliate internet marketing is all about word-of-mouth promotion, however we attempt to present a set of instruments that reduces private communications between individuals to a minimal. If the necessity for communication is minimized and product promotion is automated, it means gross sales will likely be realized in actual accordance with a predetermined algorithm, and nothing can break. And that algorithm is about to result in success.

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