Developed the idea and brainstormed potential solutions. Continued working on it throughout July and August.
Formed a team of payments experts, several from world-class firms like Amazon and GE. Self-funded a minimum viable product as a proof of concept.
Raised funding from a group of private investors. Hired technical team of payments and blockchain developers to build out the Reputation and Verify Payments API.
Raise the funds needed to pursue our grand vision to grow commerce on the blockchain. This involves partnerships with established blockchain entities and enlisting beta sellers from across the globe.
Without sellers offering Verify Payments, buyers will not be able to use it. Focus here is on infrastructure tasks and items on the critical path to allowing sellers to integrate and use Verify Payments in their stores.
Having validated the seller-side of the business, focus now shifts from sellers to buyers. The goal is to improve the checkout experience with a focus on establishing expectations, highlighting buyer protection features and usability.
By this point, we have already captured a significant share of the cryptocurrency market in terms of both buyers and sellers. The goal becomes to convert users that have never used cryptocurrencies to Verify Payments users.