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Hello everyone!

As we work towards our beta launch, we’ve been hyper-focused on the following objectives since the beginning of the year:

A.      Overhauling our infrastructure to handle increased traffic from the launch

B.      Experimenting with different marketing approaches

C.      Simplifying the platform, launching missing features and fixing bugs

I’m happy to announce that we’ve been making great strides on each of those objectives.

Our infrastructure upgrade is now complete, we’re very close to having solidified our marketing process (more on that in another post soon), and finally this week we will be launching the first of many features/improvements that we’ve been working on to simplify the platform and improve it’s usability for the masses.

Today, let’s discuss some of those features; specifically:

1)      The launch of the trading tool

2)      New coin launch

3)      Updates to post earnings

4)      Updates to Power User subscriptions

5)      Power User subscriptions are now free for active citizens

6)      The removal of pre-coins

 

The launch of the trading tool

We’ve been working on making trading coins much easier, by building a new trading tool:

 

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With this tool, citizens will no longer need to know how to use the currency exchange – thereby eliminating a major hurdle in achieving the trading volume we need.

Here’s how the tool will work:

1)      To start trading, visit your trade history page (https://secure.empowr.com/FBBank/TradeHistory.aspx), select whether you’d like to buy or sell coins, enter the amount you wish to trade and submit your order

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2)      The first time you buy or sell coins, the tool will need to set up your wallet so that you can make trades.

If this is needed, you’ll see the following message after clicking the button to buy or sell for the first time:

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To verify the status of your wallet being set up, simply click the transaction link in the text above when it appears. When the transaction is successful (this generally happens in less than a minute), you can go back to the trading tool and click the button to buy or sell again.

3)      When buying or selling coins, you’ll always need to have enough Ether reserved for trading as both the blockchain and the exchange will charge a small fee for each trade.

You can see how much Ether you need reserved for each transaction here after inserting how many coins you wish to buy or sell:

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If you attempt to buy or sell coins and don’t have enough Ether reserved for the transaction, the trading tool will reserve the Ether for you before placing the trade:

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Note: ‘Reserving’ Ether is the same as the old process of ‘wrapping’ Ether – it’s just an easier way to describe the process to those that are not familiar with cryptocurrency.

4)      Once you have enough Ether reserved, you’re ready to place your trade. Just click the buy or sell button, and you’ll see that your order has been placed:

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To ensure your trades are completed as quickly as possible, the tool places all trades at the best buy/sell price that is currently available on the exchange (called a market order). Just check back on the page within an hour after placing your trade and you’ll see that your balance at the top of the page will be updated to reflect your completed trade, and you’ll also see the trade in your trade history at the bottom of the page:

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And that’s all there is to it! Once you’ve had a chance to give us feedback as to whether the tool works perfectly yet, or if you want some modifications made first, the next step will be to allow you to automate the tool with a single click.

By automating the tool, you’ll be able to tell the tool that you want to, for example, trade $100 in coins each day (say, $50 in buys and $50 in sells) so you can keep your trading bar totally full without even thinking about it – this will enable you to maximize your cash advances and shopping every day with little to no effort.

 

New coin launch

With the launch of the new trading tool, it’s time for us to also launch a new coin - the empowr blue coin (EMPRB).

In order to understand the coin strategy that the community has adopted over time, through the process of trial and error, I suggest that you read this post: The empowr coin strategy  

How the new empowr blue (EMPRB) will work

Over the past 12 hours, the following items have been put into place:

1) Enabling coin swaps 

Any EMPRG coins in your Coin Savings Vault will be automatically converted to the new EMPRB coin.

o   The conversion rate is 1 trillion EMPRG to 0.00002 EMPRB coin.

Any EMPRG coins transferred into your Coin Savings Vault will also automatically be converted to the new EMPRB coin at the same rate.

You can transfer in your coins here: https://secure.empowr.com/FBBank/Default.aspx?TransferIn=1 

2) Trading bonus updates 

After the swap, trading bonuses will only be awarded for trades with the new empowr blue coin (EMPRB).

Keep in mind that trading is a major factor in determining how much of your earnings you can cash advance and shop in the marketplace with, so you’ll want to start trading EMPRB as soon as possible to ensure you can maximize your cash advances and shopping balance.

With the new coin live and the trading tool in place, we expect that trading volume will begin to rebound once again, enabling sellers (and all citizens) to cash out at a more predictable rate.

 

Post earnings, Power User subscriptions, and the removal of pre-coins

To further simplify the platform for the masses, effective this week, we will be removing pre-coins from everyone’s balance and unifying all earnings on the platform into 1 singular balance.

Specifically, your earnings from posting and payments for Power User subscriptions will now be paid directly with coins – instead of pre-coins.

 

Updates to your post earnings

As you know, you earn from posting based on the “likes” you receive. Payment from posting has always been in pre-coins which you could then convert to coins when you hit your Daily Goal and spin the Mission Wheel.

Thanks to the community’s feedback asking for more consistency in how much they earn each day, the system has now been updated to soon begin paying directly to your maturing coin balance when you earn from posting each day.

You’ll earn a base amount based on the number of “likes” that you received, and then earn up to 500 times more based on the following:

·         Your Power Level (the highest Power Level earns 5 times more than the lowest power level)

·         Hitting your Daily Goal (you’ll automatically receive 10 times more from posting for the day when you hit your Daily Goal)

·         Your Mission Role (Mission Founders earn 10 times more than Mission Volunteers)

Given that you will now be guaranteed to earn coins when you post each day, there is no longer a need for the Mission Wheel. Instead, each day when you hit your Daily Goal you’ll see exactly how much more you’ve earned from posting (and how much of it is immediately available to shop with):

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Updates to Power User subscriptions

Moving forward, your Power Level will be determined based on the number of Daily Goals that you have hit – not based on the amount of pre-coins you have earned.

In that manner, only the most active and experienced citizens will have the opportunity to move up the Power Level ranks and achieve the benefits and responsibilities that each level has associated with it.

As a new citizen, you’ll move up the Power Levels quickly, needing to just hit 5 Daily Goals per level. Then, as you get more experienced, it will take more Daily Goals to upgrade – from 10, 20, 30 and even more at the highest levels.

 

Power User subscriptions are now free for active citizens

Each time you upgrade to the next level (or renew at your current level) you’ll be charged in coins instead of pre-coins for that level. For active citizens that hit more than 5 Daily Goals per month, this charge will be instantly refunded as the community’s way of saying “Thank You” for your contribution to the platform’s mission and economy, rendering your Power User completely subscription free of charge.

 

What you can expect

This week, each of you will be upgraded to the highest Power Level you have previously achieved OR to the level that you should be at based on the number of all-time Daily Goals you have hit.

We’re aware that the Power User subscription upgrades and renewals have not been working properly as of late, so this one-time adjustment will get you to the level you deserve to be at.

Once there, you’ll never lose your Power Level again – you’ll either be renewed every 30 days at the level you are at, or be upgraded to the next highest level as you gain more experience by hitting Daily Goals.

 

The removal of pre-coins

As you know, the purpose of pre-coins has been to (1) pay for Power User subscriptions and (2) be converted to coins from the Mission Wheel when you hit your daily goals.

Now that those 2 items have been modified and simplified to work with coins directly, there is no more need for pre-coins. Therefore, you can expect pre-coins to be removed from your balances once the updates to posting are in place over the next week.

We understand that many of you have worked for quite some time to earn the pre-coins you have in your balance, but hope that everyone can understand how the value that they have provided has now been replaced by simplifying the platform into one (1) singular balance – in accordance with the community’s objective of simplifying the platform. Rest assured, that the removal of pre-coins in your balance has no negative consequences on your earnings capabilities within the platform.

 

Coming up next

I hope that you’ll agree that the above changes will not only simplify the platform for new citizens trying to learn how everything works, but it will also lead to a better experience for all citizens.

In the coming days, I’ll be announcing the launch of the long awaited “Buy” listings, which will enable buyers to specify exactly what they want to buy – by simply including a link in their listing to any item for sale anywhere -- on any website. And sellers will be enabled to get exactly the profit they desire, without unpaid items or creating any listings.

As a result of these upcoming rollouts, buyers and sellers will get exactly what they want, taking out much of the friction from the economy so that it's ready to grow quickly.

Once all of these updates are in place, we will be ready to further expand our marketing efforts to grow at a much more rapid pace as we prepare for our beta launch.

 

Let us know what you think

As always, there will be issues and bugs with these new rollouts, as everyone tests the new features with their unique combination of browsers, phones, and knowledge level.

So please expect there to be some issues, and we will work hard to correct everything, until everyone is pleased with the new features.

So please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments below. I look forward to speaking with you all again very soon!

 

Brian

126 Comments
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Sabina De Jonge De Nooijer

Thank you. I did a transfer out yesterday of almost 200 billion EMPRG worth 483 dollar and it is still not in my Ether-wallet , in my balance is see still cash-out pending and not a blockchain. But my dollar was taken from my Ether wallet ,so please can you look at it and give me my EMPRG coins.
i have to do this this way because no one on The Coin is reading this and answering our Emails.

6 months ago
Brian C Woosley

Sabina,
We are manually processing cash outs at the moment to ensure no fraud is occurring, which could harm the price of the new coin on the exchange. As the confirmation states, it may take up to 24 hours for your cash out to be paid.

6 months ago
Sabina De Jonge De Nooijer

Hello Brian, thank you for answering but it has been already 24 hours ,and i am a bit confused do i get it paid in EMPRG as i requested or do i get it in Blue .

6 months ago
Brian C Woosley

Hi Sabina,
Let me check on that for you shortly as this should only be for EMPRB.

6 months ago
Rajesh Kumar

Thank you President for great update. It help to every citizen why the change happened.

6 months ago
Crispina Palopalo

Thank you Pres. Brian for the updates and great features for the best. Hoping for the success!!!
Good luck everyone and let's work together. Thank you Empowr.

6 months ago
Ludmila Alexandrova

Thank you, Brian and team, Great going.

6 months ago
Marijke Van Giffen

Hello Brian and team. Thank you for all the hard work and the changes/improvements/simplifying you implemented. From other comments here I understand that it may be necessary to repeat what you said in the last live-stream. The team is building this platform for us, the users, not for themselves. We, the users have to make it work and reap the rewards. So far we have only been building. Ever seen a building site in full swing and totally chaotic? One day all the work is done, the new house stands proud in the midst of the new garden, looking like there never was a building site. I think we are very close to that moment. Again, thanks so very much.

6 months ago
R Sita Rama Chandra Maruthi

Thank you Brian and empowr team for your great efforts and updates.

6 months ago
Animesh Garai

Thank you, Brian and team, Great going.

6 months ago
Barry

Hello Brian, These are grreat steps forward and are moving us towards our goals. A grreat effort.
Could I just ask when a problem with the bidding is likely to be fixed?
For my goal I have to bid on 100+ items per day yet for the last few months I have been unable to buy any winning bids because I am not notified and therefore can’t pay. The same applies to anyone winning my listings and therefore I cannot sell anything by auction.
Please allow us to stop this useless bidding for listings until you can get the problem fixed and remove the need to bid for daily goals until it is fixed.
I know I can buy directly and do so, but that doesn’t go towards the daily goal.

6 months ago
Valerie Le Bihan

Hi Brian&Team!!
Couldn't Read This Before Today!!... But I M Very Pleased With The New Changes!!... Can Already See Some Of Them!!
This Is Really Motivating Again!!... Can't Wait To Trade Again"")
Best News,In A Long Time!!
Congratulations To You&Team, And To All Of Us>>Hard Working Citizens.
Sincerely,
Val.

6 months ago
Susan O.

Thanks for this update and all the efforts to give empowr and its citizens the best.

6 months ago
Arjit

Thanks Brian for this update.

6 months ago
Edwin Edwards

Thanks for the update Brian!

6 months ago
Dr Petra Neisz

Thanks for the updates which will be real game changers.

6 months ago
Aksana Nestsiarovich

Thank you for update. That's quite interesting. We are all looking forward to when this will be done.

6 months ago
Irena V.Dragan

Great news, thx Brian for all updates!

6 months ago
Amit Kumar Srivastava

Thank you for the valuable information and care about the citizens of Empower!

6 months ago
Md Ningkong Dhali

When we will got our next cash advance?

6 months ago
Amada Marcelino

Great and very positive update! Looking forward to have a greater cash-out in the future

6 months ago
Regina Talamor

Thank you Pres Brian for the great features and updates!

6 months ago
Ajay

Thank you for update.

6 months ago
Jo Mas

Brian, our host, Good day!
Long time I didn't write, because I know that I am a good citizen, because I always said the truth & not a bad one like the 13 bars in 2 qualifications make me RED for no reason at all?!(Alpha program>>>>)
My advise / 2 questions are:
1- Do you have a list of how many Bids, Listings, Postings and Shares are required for the various Power Levels?(Orange Star is 2 bids only & the New Sapphire is 99)

I am a firm believer that FOUNDER / VETERAN USERS , like myself, should not be required to spend the "absurd" amounts of time required to satisfy Daily Goals as demanded by being "Sapphire" member lately? 99 bids a day? The COST of each BID is Taking from my Fully Matured Coins , until someone else BIDS on the top of, I have this amount LEAVING my Fully matured COINS account's and then BACK to be matured 30/60/90? Are you aware about that Brian, that the amount should come back to the Fully matured Coins account as it was? Why? Because it's been already matured, right?

The policy of rewarding as a Sapphire Level, at my opinion, should be changed and REVERSED for the users who are since more than ONE year "actively working day and night to make their work on EMPOWR". A revision of this policy is demanded, please.
The Solution is:
The new USER (Who should be, from the time he made his inscription on EMPOWR , well chosen and qualified, to BE a real ONE for the future, when completing all their work that he have to do SERIOUSLY) are required to put in more time and effort and the VETERAN members are rewarded by lesser requirements. THIS WHAT I SEE Logically to be done ASAP, Brian.(Notice that we do not ask for more COINS as Rewards, but only to have time to take care about ourselves, making sports, going out, having good health , vacations and so on).

2- In pushing the BID LIST then going (Example : Lower price as choice) and find on the User page nonupdated prices all the time?
Is this the good way to be proud in working with a BETA Program later on? I guess there is a BIG work to end with a good result , refreshing prices as soon as the BID comes on, on the BID pages. (Opinion of an old Programmer).

With , all my respect to you and EMPOWR TEAM.
JO MAS

6 months ago
Wollf Tergus

Howdy Jo,
I asked that same question (of how many Bids, Listings, Postings and Shares are required) a couple of weeks ago. In the Live Stream, Brian stated that he doesn't have the answer.

6 months ago
Mankoo Raj

I think it's will be revolutionary change for this website.and we are just loving it.

6 months ago
Koviljka Kosta

Thank you, Brian and team, for great update.

6 months ago
Giuseppe Beati

Thank you Brian

5 months ago
Giuseppe Beati

Thank You Brian

5 months ago
Valentina Troitskaya

Thank you, Brian and team.

6 months ago
Giuseppe Beati

Thank you Brian for geat update

6 months ago
Muhammad Ali

Great update

6 months ago
Rey Casarmel

Thank you for the great update Brian,

6 months ago
K. Rai

It is too hard for normal people to participate in this platform. Most high teched also some time will make mistakes.

6 months ago
Brian C Woosley

Hi K,
As mentioned in the post, we are working to simplify the platform so that it is easy for "normal people" to use it. Of course if you have more ideas as to how we can do that, please do let us know.

6 months ago
Nahid Hasan

Thanks for the update Brian!

6 months ago
Kelly Wilfrid Fadairo

The presentation of the Thankfulness are emitted toward your Excellency President Brian Woosley, for the Features Updates enabled, President

6 months ago
Eduardo Orpilla

Very essential update, thank you Brian

6 months ago
Bushra Khan

Thank you Brian for great update

6 months ago
Md. Ariful Islam

Thanks a lot for great update News !

6 months ago
Jenni Barley

Great update Brian. Thank you for what you and your team are doing.
Just one question : Why not make the "Complete Your Account" automatically paid from the user's earnings?
This would improve the buying and selling in the marketplace.Many people don't have the means to buy eth,

6 months ago
Brian C Woosley

Hi Jenni,
Thanks for the feedback - I'll be sure to bring this up with others here.

6 months ago
Adekunle Adejumo

Thanks Brian and empowr team, for these new features updated

6 months ago
Gajraj Yadav

Thanks Brian and the team for amazing updates which are real with simplified approach.

5 months ago
Aliaksandra Laurenka

Thank you for update.

6 months ago
Elena Ivantsova

Grand update! Thank !

6 months ago
M.Yaseen Khan

Thank you Brian for the great update

5 months ago
Ciellie Booysen

That's quite interesting. Looking forward

6 months ago
Luningning Saguil

Thanks Brian and the team for amazing updates!

6 months ago
M.Yaseen Khan

Nice update Brian. Thanks

6 months ago
Amy Maria Talledo

Thank you Brian for a very important announcement

6 months ago
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