1. Airdrops and campaigns.
  2. E-publisher and fund launch. We invite and publish good article submissions, including professional articles from academia, quantitative crypto analysis and token knowledge base for generic readers. We also select articles with trustworthy and reproducible strategies, and trade them in our smart beta book. References will be offered to the corresponding publication(s). These strategies are transparent to the investors and readers. The authors will get a cut from our management fee out of the particular book based on his/her contribution and on a discretionary basis.
  3. As the ecosystem grows and becomes self-sustainable, we will slow down the distribution of the foundation pool gradually, and compensate the majority of profits after fees and operational costs to advance research in multiple frontiers, including but not limited to fundamental and social sciences, and strive to build a safe, just and open-source digital world with the blockchain.
  4. Website development.
    • Develop a voting system for readers to lock COMMs into prospective articles or strategies they'd like to trade with.
    • Develop a marketplace for our readers and investors to buy quantitative signals from popular authors and verify the out-of-sample performance. Data purchase will be made in COMMs.
    • Develop COMM and BTC allocation systems for investors to pick strategies in production and invest.
    • Develop a programming platform for quantitative strategy research, submission and profit sharing.
    • Develop a lightweight marketplace for COMM and BTC conversion, either OTC or exchange API, with account management and order book support if the latter.
  5. Content mining. We purchase, publish articles and introduce crypto smart betas / alphas / analysis to the community and the general public.
    • We invite authors to submit original publications in three categories: research papers for professionals (Beta for Pros), quantitative crypto analysis / tokennomics (Beta for Fun), and non-quantitative insights for generic readers (Crypto Insights).
    • A review committee is to be formed with multiple experts in coding, data analysis and quantitative disciplines including math, physics, statistics, finance, economics, etc.
    • Publish or perish! We publish 0-2 articles in each column daily. In the early phase of the project, we might publish more than 2 articles contingent on their quality.
  6. Mainnet launch and ecosystem expansion as a generic payment network. We will design a system that features major advantages of best crypto projects, in particular good TPS and build on top of that. New tokens under the COMM ecosystem will be issued on a dedicated mainnet, which all rely on COMM for fundraising and infrastructure support. If issued early, these subprojects will be based on ERC tokens initially, and migrated to the mainnet later. The COMM ecosystem will support issuance of new tokens, and incubate the best of them for the next round of fundraising and commercialization. We will construct several stock market strategies on it, invite professional portfolio managers to tokenize their strategies, as well as authors to crowd sale a percentage of their future royalties on chain. COMM may change the publishing and asset management sectors in many ways, and at the very least, remove all middlemen and enable crowd funding for strategy incubation or publication. Well designed tokenomics is a powerful tool and just calls for moderate regulations and more good, honest people.
  7. Generalize the publisher tokenomics and support a comprehensive academic journal in all disciplines. This may happen before 4 and 5 if we make good progress. In the long run, we hope all scholars get token compensation in proportion to their academic contributions from our tokenomics. That's our dream and ultimate goal. We will support the ecosystem with our performance and lay a solid foundation for the plan first.