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

Today, it’s already troublesome 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 earnings schemes associated to the era of tokens, however not all initiatives are like this. Rare ones stand out from the overall mass of economic choices as a result of they automate actual enterprise processes.
Among these real pearls is OTON, which supplies a complete ecosystem for digitalizing and monetizing person swimming pools. Sellers and producers of products, suppliers of coaching platforms, and bloggers and influencers dwell and work on this system on an equal foundation. Any on-line service can doubtlessly 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 creating the challenge’s ecosystem.
Anton, please inform us what position OTON performs in your life? What does it imply to you?
This is my most vital challenge in the intervening time. It’s what I discover essentially the most fascinating and commit most of my time to. It permits me not solely to earn earnings, but additionally to assist many individuals. I actually like doing one thing new and being on the cutting-edge of innovation, and OTON makes it doable to check lots of concepts. I don’t know of another challenge the place it could be doable to implement concepts so freely.
So, you discover it fascinating?
If you’re on the lookout for a monosyllabic reply, then ‘YES’, it’s very fascinating for me.
I’ve seen that folks are likely to understand OTON from the angle they’re coming from. For internet affiliate 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 doable viewers as a way to construct a closed, self-sufficient surroundings. That is, we need to create an answer that can be a whole mechanism. If you come to OTON, it is best to have the ability to cowl almost all your wants and never have to look elsewhere. For instance, the objective of any internet affiliate marketing specialist is earnings and self-realization. A vendor can discover (and will certainly discover) a product right here that they’re comfy working with however could discover it troublesome to advertise their very own product. But they’ll positively discover a workforce right here that may recognize it if it exhibits 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 job 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, in consequence, it grew to become a separate enterprise. Then one other class of person appeared on the identical market – producers. We had been on the lookout for a strategy to convey the idea of what we do to new customers and, in consequence, bloggers appeared, for whom we are actually creating new options. We assume that our gross sales division will have the ability to broaden their accomplice 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 shouldn’t be in our technical improvements – individuals need to work with us as a result of we all know find out how to promote.”
It is troublesome for any enterprise to discover a gross sales accomplice. 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 target market?
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 are able to scale the identical options and lengthen them to different firms. The lengthy and in need of it’s, although we had been clearly constructed round gross sales, we’ve now developed so many new improvements that they themselves have turn out to be a separate enterprise that may be monetized.
I’ve had a take a look at the challenge’s White Paper. Why has it turn out to be essential to create your personal blockchain? How did this concept come up, what’s it primarily based 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 primarily based on the fee of rewards and bonuses. This is known as a ‘fee scheme’, a mannequin for distributing funds between the contributors in a transaction. These programs are complicated and include incentives for various kinds of community contributors. There are contributors engaged in direct gross sales who’re excited about private commissions. There are contributors 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 excited about a fee scheme, in line with which they’ll obtain a reduce of the earnings of the companions whom they’ve personally recruited. And there are additionally contributors who’re able to act as representatives in a big market and construct massive gross sales groups. They are excited about profession bonuses. They obtain earnings from all of the gross sales of all of the companions whom they’ve recruited, skilled, and help. Therefore, a fee scheme is a posh system, and, as a way to pay all of the rewards, it is advisable to discover as much as a thousand contributors on this chain.
We appeared on the current options and located that, as a way to carry out the mandatory calculations and distribute transactions to a thousand addresses, it’s essential to pay excessive commissions as a result of the structure of the out there options was not made to carry out most of these operations. We are speaking about so-called ‘recursive searches’, that are carried out till the result’s achieved, although it isn’t identified upfront how a lot computing energy will in the end be wanted for this. Neither Ethereum nor any of the opposite current programs with good contracts are appropriate for us as a result of they might not permit us to carry out the mandatory calculations with cheap 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 can be no waste of assets, processor time, or reminiscence – all features will work appropriately with out overloading our community. We could make the complicated calculations we want, 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 value 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 current, 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 lots of our personal code to facilitate affiliate gross sales enterprise processes. In idea, we’re appropriate with Cosmos, however we aren’t the identical. It’s positively not a fork. We have our personal formulation.
What do you imply by ‘appropriate’?
— 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 a scarcity of transparency. A accomplice 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 concern stories, so we determined to make it doable for any of our companions to trace all calculations for all transactions. Therefore, we included the entire features that carry out the mandatory calculations when writing our blockchain.
But to ensure that all of those features to work, it is advisable to have your personal token.
“Our token is what we switch as rewards. This token is the life blood that runs via 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 accomplice 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 direction of decentralized administration over time, in order that all the system ultimately works independently, with out our participation. And alternatively, 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 when it comes to the recent matter of power effectivity?
We are maximally power environment friendly. We have already achieved what Ethereum is striving in direction of. Why does Bitcoin use lots of power? Because the power used is the worth of creating it unprofitable to cheat. The downside of double-spending is solved in Bitcoin by the big amount of assets, the massive quantity of electrical energy, which might be required to tug 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 instances larger than the revenue from double-spending. We remedy this concern by rechecking all transactions, however we aren’t engaged in calculating any cryptographic features that require massive portions of assets. We simply make comparisons and recheck. There isn’t any mining.
The blocks are launched by delegates, however as a way to turn out to be a delegate, it is advisable 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 received’t enter the chain. Our delegates are, due to this fact, fully bored with issuing invalid blocks.
How many delegates do you have already got and what number of may there be sooner or later?
There are at present 50. In the longer term, there may very well be any quantity. The variety of delegates shouldn’t be a lot a difficulty for facilitating transactions and releasing blocks, as for managing the ecosystem. We are at present testing totally different choices as a way to most successfully obtain decentralized administration.
As I perceive, the extra delegates you could have, the better the decentralization?
No, the extra validators, the better 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 truth, we need to enlist as many as doable. That’s why we’re getting ready a particular innovation for the launch of the validator node – a field that merely plugs into an outlet.  There can be no have to configure something, no want to observe the software program. It is sufficient to join this field to Wi-Fi via a cell software and authorize your handle within the blockchain. With this turnkey resolution, we count on to have lots of validators. Our neighborhood has positively embraced the concept of utilizing a boxed resolution like this, and we’ve greater than 150,000 individuals locally.
And this field is a few type of {hardware} node? Does it exist already in some type?
Yes, it’s a {hardware} node, and it’s at present beneath improvement. Anyone who buys a {hardware} node will obtain commissions for rechecking transactions, which suggests passive earnings.
The economic system of the OTON token relies on gross sales inside our infrastructure. The extra gross sales, the better the demand for the token wanted to pay accomplice 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 worth equal to the quantity of the commissions that should be paid after which distributes them among the many contributors.
As far as I perceive, OTON’s essential 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 at present calculated centrally – I’ve been creating options that calculate accomplice rewards for loyalty packages greater than 10 years. We don’t see an issue in executing transactions via the blockchain, however we need to make sure there can be transactions on the blockchain after we launch it.
If there aren’t any gross sales, why do we want blockchain? First of all, we’re testing the economic system. That’s why we’ve now issued a token on BSC, performed a list on the alternate, and are testing a system that makes positive that tokens in an quantity obligatory for every reward are mechanically redeemed on the alternate.
It’s not sufficient simply to launch the blockchain. It’s obligatory to make sure that the system’s economic system can efficiently function primarily based on the token.
All inside OTON operations can be carried out via good contracts that assure the impartiality of the system. Please inform us how these good contracts work and why they’re fascinating.
On the one hand, we’re constructing a blockchain as a way to launch our initiatives on it. On the opposite, that is only a pilot resolution that any firm can use if it needs to launch a brand new accomplice challenge.
Companies specializing in gross sales don’t often have a technical accomplice, and so technical implementation is a giant downside for them. They could search for high quality options in the marketplace and discover there are none. As a end result, greater than 70% of firms go beneath as a result of they couldn’t implement a technical resolution appropriately. Errors in calculations, one thing doesn’t work correctly… If sellers see they aren’t awarded their accomplice rewards appropriately, they cease working. That is, they cease promoting.
We are making a boxed resolution that may permit buying and selling firms to launch on our blockchain. This resolution will embrace a easy interface for constructing fee constructions.
A fee scheme is the guts of a buying and selling firm. Partner rewards are paid out in line with it, taking into consideration various kinds of bonuses.  We make this very straightforward by creating accounts for firms that use accomplice packages, the place they’ll construct their very own remuneration schemes. This can be a easy visible interface that may permit customers to pick out a set of bonuses for distribution and set the mandatory parameters. Then it is going to be doable so as to add a deposit in tokens and put a sensible contract into operation with this sediment.
The deposit can be positioned on the good contract, and when the corporate makes a sale, it would ship a request to the good contract asking it to distribute the accomplice remuneration. This request contains info, together with who bought what product, when the product can be delivered, and when it’s essential to unfreeze the accrued tokens. Then the good contract will take tokens, in accordance with the foundations which might 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 fascinating about good contracts like this. It often takes three to 6 months and €14,000 to €70,000 to launch a accomplice buying and selling firm. Support will even require huge outlays, since a fulltime technical help workforce is required. With us, firms 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 obligatory 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 straightforward to enter the buying and selling enterprise via good contracts, which additionally make the system clear, since all gross sales and associated costs could be seen in them.
—The OTON token has been briefly launched on the Binance Smart Chain blockchain. Why was this platform chosen, and the way will the blockchain you might be 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 as a way to present a market worth.
However, BSC won’t permit us to distribute accomplice rewards in the identical method as our personal blockchain will, that’s, via good contracts that make sure the transparency of funds.
— OTON has its personal software program shell known as TASQ with which system contributors 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 firms use CRM (Customer Relationship Management) programs, however this can’t be stated about accomplice packages. I don’t know why that is, however they nonetheless write issues down in a pocket book. We determined that we want our personal CRM system, so we created one which takes into consideration all of the phases of the enterprise course of.
This is a system for working with purchasers. Sellers work with clients from reminiscence. You can preserve two to a few enterprise contacts in your head, plus three to 4 private ones. And they need to earn tens of hundreds of {dollars}! To earn that a lot, they should be efficient. To be efficient, you want a extra superior instrument than human reminiscence. And we’ve created that instrument.
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 creating personal.
— Do I perceive appropriately that, even though internet affiliate marketing has been actively creating everywhere in the world for a number of many years, there may be nonetheless no CRM system for it?
— Not earlier than ours. This simply goes to indicate why there are such a lot of potential traces 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 it is advisable to inform him now. It tracks all interactions and reminds you who it is advisable to contact.
For instance, a shopper purchased some cream or toothpaste from our accomplice. We know that he has been utilizing it for a month or two. Our CRM is conscious of this sale and can mechanically remind the gross sales supervisor that their shopper is working out of toothpaste, and it could 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 received’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 method, 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 type, 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 step by step 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 informed all their pals and family members 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 provided potential clients (leads) that we generate ourselves. That is, we create chilly visitors to our merchandise and distribute the leads we obtain amongst TASQ contributors who’ve been skilled 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 end result, an individual can be taught to independently configure a gross sales funnel that converts a customer to our website into a purchase order request via 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 broaden their very own buyer base with minimal effort.
This is what TASQ makes it doable to do.
— What are the prospects for the OTON challenge out of your viewpoint? How formidable 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 programs. The accomplice gross sales market shouldn’t be digitalized in any respect. It’s just like the Stone Age. The first one who systematizes and digitizes it would, 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 formidable plans.
We need to create a brand new surroundings for human life and improvement. And we base it on the power to fulfill our wants, in accordance with Maslow’s pyramid. We give an individual a easy job that may be finished from house, sitting at a pc. We create a brand new surroundings for creating individuals. There’s by no means been something prefer it.
We don’t appear to be a traditional gross sales firm. Classic internet affiliate 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 can 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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