Hendrick's Gin Teams Up With Banxa For Direct Fiat Purchase Of Exclusive New NFT Artwork. The premium branded NFT webshop, built by integrated CRM and commerce platform Sayl on the Hedera blockchain, uses Banxa’s direct Fiat-to-NFT solution creating greater access to a broader audience.
I don’t disagree but I do work in marketing and there are shortfalls on CRM. I use dummy emails for transactions and Apple is bolstering its anti-spam efforts to protect user email addresses. Credit card data is rightfully protected/siloed but with blockchain, it’s like a company being able to whisper directly into your wallet if you have transacted with them. I definitely think we are a ways out from adoption but the tech is honestly fascinating and I agree I wish there was more rapid innovation in the space but my point is the end user needs to catch up before real efforts can be justified to be deployed
Look, I get that there's a lot of things you can come up with, that will be (somewhat) improved by a neat implementation of blockchain. But. Everything you've just listed in the second paragraph can already be done with web2 technology. People been selling access codes for decades without the need for NFTs. CRM marketing has such a robust network of tools (you'll be surprised if you don't work in the field), that nothing crypto has to offer even begins to shadow it. 'Airdrop perks' vs 'follow-up email'. The election thing is a big 'if', and honestly, doesn't need any involvement from the public. People don't need to know what https is to enjoy the security of encryption. Do we need people to 'get excited about crypto' to enjoy a secure election system? Or maybe just the tech guys who will implement and verify it? Not trying to shut you down here, I'm writing this in a good faith, and I'd like to hear your counter-arguments.
So I did teach myself how to code a smart contract in Solidity and I do think there are some huge tech innovations beyond the Byzantine Generals dilemma. Token gating, governance/voting mechanisms, burn ability of tokens, etc. opens the door to so many possibilities, but online wallets like MetaMask need to become ubiquitous before the public would adopt something like that en masse. Imagine some highly influential spokesperson for a company like Kylie Jenner gives away like 100 tokens to followers and those tokens allow you access to a back page of her cosmetics site (token gating) where they get access to steep discounts or new products that aren’t widely available yet, and these people can sell the access token if they want. That kind of marketing hype is explosive but I don’t think people understand these wallets well enough yet, but digital loyalty cards that self-burn (expire) that create a link between a merchant and their customer to airdrop perks to is akin to them being able to engage with CRM marketing beyond email. Governance and voting is also huge- DAOs are now legally recognized just like LLCs in Delaware and Wisconsin, and imagine if that tech is scaled out to be able to run transparent, secure elections that can’t have voting machines be questioned? Personally I think there is tons of innovation, it’s just going to take the next bull cycle to get people excited again.
There are many advantages I can think of, especially when using payment processors like stripe or similar. Here´ s a list of some of the advantages I can see: 1. Convenience: Payment processors enable businesses to accept various forms of payment, including credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments. This convenience allows customers to choose their preferred payment method, increasing the likelihood of completing a purchase. ​ 2. Increased Sales: By accepting multiple payment methods, businesses can attract a wider customer base. Customers who prefer cashless transactions or who do not carry cash can still make purchases, resulting in increased sales for the business. ​ 3. Security: Payment processors provide secure transactions by encrypting sensitive customer data. This reduces the risk of fraud and protects both the business and its customers from potential financial losses. ​ 4. Faster Transactions: Payment processors facilitate quick and efficient transactions, allowing businesses to process payments in real-time. This reduces waiting times for customers, leading to improved customer satisfaction. ​ 5. Integration and Reporting: Many payment processors offer integration options with other business tools such as accounting software, inventory management systems, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. This integration streamlines business operations and provides valuable insights through detailed reporting and analytics. ​ 6. Global Reach: Payment processors often support international transactions, enabling businesses to expand their customer base beyond geographical boundaries. This can open up new markets and opportunities for growth. ​ 7. Reduced Administrative Burden: Payment processors handle the administrative tasks associated with payment processing, such as managing chargebacks, refunds, and reconciliation. This frees up time and resources for businesses to focus on core operations. ​ It is important to note that the advantages may vary depending on the specific payment processor chosen and the needs of the business.
One of the main problems IOTa and similar projects face, is the limited IRL usecases requiring a decentralized blockchain infrastructure. For product traceability it might be nice, but many manufacturers prefere centralized highly adjustable CRM systems like Salesforce, SAP, Oracle etc. So, at least at the moment, i don't see much upwards potential for IOTA and co.
Adobe is using a unique ID to track user navigation on websites and link it to offline data for targeted ads. Appnexus registers a unique ID for returning users' devices. DoubleClick uses pcs/activeview to check if ads have been properly displayed. rtbhouse-esp collects information on user preferences and interactions for CRM campaigns. Outbrain uses OB-AD-BLOCKER-STAT to determine if visitors should see popup ads. PubMatic registers a unique ID for users' devices across websites. s.go-mpulse.net collects user information for CRM campaigns. **TLDR created using AI**
This article lists various providers and their cookies used for advertising and tracking user behavior on websites. Adobe's demdex and Appnexus' uuid2 track user navigation and link it to offline data for targeted ads. DoubleClick's pcs/activeview ensures proper display of ads. Outbrain's OB-AD-BLOCKER-STAT determines if a visitor should see pop-up ads. PubMatic's KRTBCOOKIE_# identifies users across websites. The cookies from i/adsct and s.go-mpulse.net collect information for CRM campaigns. **TLDR created using AI**
They are separate products but they are also integrated. In terms of audits, all transactions on bitcoin are public so if payments are enabled on site through these protocols they are completely transparent by nature. “Google Cloud offers seamless connectors to key data sources like Google Ads, Google Analytics 360, Campaign Manager, etc. Connect your first-party data like CRM, sales, product, customer service, social and more, for a holistic view of marketing analytics in a connected platform. Easily build AI models from this consolidated data with built-in machine learning tools like BigQuery ML and Vertex AI.”
tldr; Salesforce has launched Salesforce Web3, a CRM dedicated to Web3. The CRM giant is already claiming participation from major companies in its pilot program, which has processed over 275,000 transactions from Crown Royal, Mattel and Scotch & Soda. The company intends to cover three main areas with its platform: enriching customer profiles through Web3 data integration, creating digital collections and managing Web3 engagement. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR. Get more of today's trending news [here](https://coinfeeds.substack.com).*
The take on P2E is spot on. I was harscore Razer when they created Razer silver and manahed to snag a decent gift card for myself solely of playing videogames. However, the staye of it when i stopped caring and adopted a different brand was 1,000 of hours utiltising the system prefectly for a smaller payout than i received is ridiculous. But the system will always work like that in order to create a CRM system. Everything will work this way. Just need to be an early adopter for these things
NFTs aren’t any more standard than any other CRM tool out there. You can already do all of this with existing crm tools, with some very minor downsides (people don’t really change emails), and some upsides (don’t have to handle figuring out whether the NFT changing wallet was sold or not). As is pretty common with crypto solutions to problems, they focus on the least interesting part of the problem, that is often already solved in a fairly graceful way, without even trying to understand what business problem is being solved, how the business works or what it needs. As a result, the solution offers no tangible benefits, just change for the sake of change. The only thing the NFT does here is provide a database. Such databases are cheap (there aren’t that many people that go to an artist concert, even the very big ones. 100 millions at the very worst case, for the biggest artist out there). Anybody even remotely considering something like this will already have a crm tool (even a primitive one that’s just a newsletter). The problem isn’t so much storing the customer data, it’s managing the marketing campaign in the first place. Namely, figuring out if the campaign makes sense, working out the details of it, setting it up, crafting the email/marketing material, setting up the website for it, working with the venue to set aside premium tickets/spinning up an out of band place to sell the tickets, setting up all the tracking to figure out the ROI etc. None of those things are free, all of them require a professional and dedicated tools/services to handle them. Which are typically provided by 3rd parties who make a living handling the technical aspects of it, meaning they don’t give a shit if the data is coming from a blockchain or Salesforce, or just a flat list of emails. The database technology used to figure out who to blast to is only a very minor and unimportant aspect of the problem.
Web3 isn't attempting or claiming to deliver next level user experience. Web3's architecture represents the concepts behind it. Web3 is a social movement with its own tech stack. I own a micro-services company that writes Xactimate reports for construction contractors doing business with the insurance industry. It's a very simple set up. I employ 4 scope writers & 1 admin. Presently, we're a standard "web2" operation. Assignments delivered via email or upload to service site. I have a CRM, tax software, and issue payroll checks via DD to banks every 2 weeks. Admin sends completed scope to customer w/invoice. She does all accounting. Garden variety service provider. I've been slowly getting my small operation set up to migrate to web3. I have a .ETH (ENS) site. I'm simply waiting for the subdomain wrapper being released in the next 2 weeks. My solidity guy lives in Mexico City. Brilliant guy. He's writing smart contracts along with a custom resolver. ENS, being web3 native, is permissionless. I can turn our website into anything I want. Only rule is smart contracts must interact. I have another developer I'm working with. Surprisingly, found this guy on Fivver. He's doing the front-end custom dapps that my scope writers and customers will interact with. When ENS releases the subdomain wrapper, I'll mint subdomains for my employees and my 6 contractor clients. Employees & customers will also be assigned Metamask wallets. Their subdomains point to those wallets. Smart contracts/dapps being written all stacked on IPFS decentralized website (Fleek). My resolver interacts directly with Ethereum. i have a full read/write node. I don't do anything. Google runs it on Node Engine. \- Send new assignment via subdomain \- EPNS sends push notification to assigned scope writer. I get a copy of notification. \- Scope writer drafts report (only off-chain portion). \- Upon report completion, he uploads it to site. The smart contracts take over. \- Send copy to customer. \- SM writes the invoice \- SM pulls the fee from his wallet, I get my cut, % for operations, rest to scope writer. Paid in USDC. \- Rather than wait two weeks. SM's are written to pay instantly. Everyday. \- Smart contract compiles doc stats and updates tax data. \- Smart contract uses token gated access to create a nested web on Ethereum. Its set up so that if two workers come up with an idea for additional services, they can work directly with our customers. They own the project. \- The smart contracts ensure composability. So if one aspect doesn't work, I can pluck it out and insert a better option. \- If we find a new stream, will be easy to plug & play li[ke lego bricks.](https://i.imgur.com/CuNkDvp.png) We'll make many mistakes up front, no doubt. But with better integrations, I should get to the point where the autonomous SMs and dapps run most everything for me
Yeah commercial operators need to absorb the benefits to the bottom line and that will drive adoption. I think additional solutions like identity management are key to allowing this to happen. Simpler CRM and payments all in one package, password-less login and reduced risks around security/data management are bigger wins than simple payments.
That's just factually wrong. Why are you spreading misinformation? Banks will do a payment in error recovery, and in the UK there is the CRM set out to recover funds, and even refund money in certain circumstances. If the beneficiary moves the money then its fraud. So again, why lie?
This is BS .. no company in the world would do this … it is the most valuable asset for a company.. … now .. they can say the do it, but I’m sure there should be a catch on this … call it .. we backup our CRM every day .. our we ofuscante the data on our analytics platform and the master is purged ..
Sounds possible although PDPA compliant CRM systems should not show email addresses to every staff, but should limit access to a limited few and even then, access would be logged. Only an internal audit can confirm the situation. One way to force an internal audit would be to prove that the email you use on CDC is not dictionary name, uncommon, not used on other platform before and only known to yourself, email provider and CDC. Dictionary name and commonness can cause emails to be generated by scripts that just bruteforce email logins using dictionary attacks, much like password attacks or spam calls.
So Ledger is responsible for scammer merchants, ppl buying from ebay to save a few USD or ppl not verifying their device is authentic / has not tempered (it's literally 2 clicks). Source: have multiple ledgers amongst other devices since 2015 or so. They fucked up with relying on Shopify as their CRM but they reacted quite good given the impact and their small company size. And yet their product is the best HW wallet you can buy.
They wont save money. You need so much coding on top, CRM systems, interconnectedness, group adoption, tooling, speed, and much more. These systems these big cooperations operate on are super complex and need to be maintained by many many developers. Going from one advanced system to a complete new system is super complex, difficult and needs a lot of buy in. And to connect that to a system that is super experimental doesn't make sense. Maybe in 10 years but def not in the next 3.
>More likely, they have a do not contact and no bulk emails button on their CRM, and they just forgot to tick them after they closed your accounts. They forgot to tick the 'close that account' box too. I successfully logged in to my 'closed' account using my email and password two hours ago.
As someone that works in Sales, I can let you know that companies NEVER delete your data if they can avoid it. More likely, they have a do not contact and no bulk emails button on thier CRM, and they just forget to tick them after they closed your accounts. They will hold your details for as long as humanly possible
Very good points. For one, we operate on 75% to the scholar, and the scholar owns their teams. We take 25% for managing and coaching etc. Secondly, yes, ETH fees are a bitch. We teach scholars more about crypto as a whole, so some opt to stake in axs, some transfer to other coins, some pull whatever they can out and spend it to live... Everyone is different. I'm looking at our Payroll on our CRM right now, on the 5th of December, we paid out between $100-$140 for most of our Scholars. 15 scholars earned between $60-$99. 3 or 4 earned between $140-$250 1 earned $458.72 (one of our e-sports players) Looking on the tracker, most scholars are between 1600MMR and 2800MMR. Keep in mind some have been affected by the typhoon, some aren't playing as much because of Christmas etc.
NFTs are the token for voting and permissions on some Discord communities. They come with a nice picture but you are ultimately buying a license for software or a voting right within a community. You can debate the value of that but ultimately they are more than just a picture of a pixelated monkey. Could the functionality be done in existing ways? Yes, licensing is not a new concept, but having it on the blockchain is just part of building an ecosystem like choosing which platform to host your CRM or sales system.
Cere Network is the first blockchain CRM ecosystem platform optimized for customer data integration and collaboration, also Cere is a Polkadot-inspired, next-gen distributed network that consists of several modular and interconnected layers:
True, but actually the bigger market is the investment from corporate business, if they play their cards right, the CRM/SaSS market is huge, and they can get some big players to buy into their project and help build their integration
I agree with your logic but it doesn’t stand up in practice. The ombudsman’s CRM refund logic trumps common sense around crypto scams. You should see some of the examples of what they have ruled in favour of the victim. People who have ignored these explicit warnings are still getting refunds.
as per my post below CERE isn't just about Decentralized Cloud Storage. It's what they plan to use it for - which is the CRM/SaaS space, which is a huge market currently, worth up to 50 billion alone in CRM, and projected to increase annually by10-15%. I would argue this is a huge pick up, if you're happy to HODL for 5 years, now is a reasonable time to get in. Yes the market halving will occur at some point over the next 2 years, that would also be a reasonable to jump in. But in time CERE will likely grow big if they play their cards right.
I think the difference is Siacoin is primarily targeting the cloud storage market as a whole. CERE is targeting businesses via those who use CRM/SaaS that require cloud storage = ala Microsoft Dynamics/Oracle etc if I were CERE my business model/plan would be to develop to partner with the big companies in that SaaS market such as microsoft/Google/Amazon to integrate/replace their current products when they make the switch to blockchain. Those big companies will inevidently move into that space, some might choose to buy out existing developers as opposed to developing in-house to save costs. In theory Siacoin has a bigger market, but the SaaS/CRM market is already 50 billion USD, and including the cloud-side, it's projected to by 15-20% per year until 2030. TLDR: Similar technologies, but target purpose and customers are different.
A lot of customer service/CRM softwares like Zendesk allow you to make what are called macros. They're basically sentences you can click, and they're entered as a message. A more educated person can easily program them for the agents or bots to use.
I did open my reply with "i haven't read into it yet", but yeah sure I maybe then shouldn't have continued on. My intention was not to criticise OT specifically, but to explain why I don't think an arbitrary middle layer is as useful as a more rigid middle layer; to point out why I don't think VeChain is useful. I rightfully shouldn't have made the assumption that OriginTrail is similar. No offense taken, that's lack of knowledge for sure, but I don't think you need to be condescending about it. I know how to do research, I just hadn't done it within the scope of this small thread, in which I originally complained about VeChain. I don't know much about Oracle NetSuite, I do all my work with Dynamics NAV/ Business Central and CRM. I fully intend to do more research on OT specifically when I have time, and I appreciate your video link.
Sorry to hear that. I'm baffled. The project seemed legit and seemed to have the kind of backers that suggested it might really do well. All that I have ever asked is for a simple line of communication to notify investors and let us know not just **what** to do, but **when** we can anticipate hearing from them with specific instructions. The most detailed response I ever got was this: *For Reg D the wallet address will be asked at a later stage, you don't have to take any action.* I replied to that message (just a few days ago) asking if they had any estimate as to when I could expect to hear from theme, and the response was: *Thank you for your reply, we will update you.* Mind you, this was after forwarding months' worth of emails to and from Republic, making it abundantly clear that what I was seeking was some sense of timing just to set my expectations. Would the instructions about setting up a wallet not come until my year long lockup period ends? I mean, that would be fine, but I just want to know when I should expect to hear from them, particularly as they are blasting their Twitter feed and Telegram channel with announcements about how the Republic tokens have all been distributed. This is a project trying to compete with Salesforce and other major CRM providers. From what I've seen, no sane company should consider Cere or their product until they can do the most simple task of COMMUNICATING with their own investors...because at this point if I had to score their customer service on a 0-10 scale it is clearly a big fat zero. I'm close to the point of writing this investment off as a loss (even as the token price today imputes to about a 7X gain over my cost basis).
I think there is a lot of confusion around what this project actually does. Their description sounds like they took the taglines from other successful projects and mashed them together. Their description has every big buzzword in it that I am worried -- How would they ever deliver on all of that... Cere descriptions by linkedin page: • **Company Page** o Delivering fast-tracked enterprise adoption through decentralized data clouds, data interoperability and NFT's • **Fred Jin / CEO's profile** o Protocol For Customer Data • **Kenzi Wang / Co-founder’s profile** o The next generation CRM ecosystem where customer data is captured on the blockchain and securely shared across modular services and partners. Cere Network is invested by Binance Labs, Republic Labs, OKEX, NGC, Arrington Captial, Fenbushi Capital, Kenetic Captial, Kosmos Capital, Block VC...etc and raised a total of $40m to date. • **Ian Duggan / Co-founder / CTO’s profile** o Doesn’t list Cere Network. Shows he still works at Twitch as a Manager of Search and Discovery. o Searching for this job title, it is listed by other people on LinkedIn who identify as Product Managers. o Doesn’t indicate the experience necessary to be a CTO • **Martijn Broersma / CMO’s profile** o Cere Network (www.cere.network) is the first Decentralized Data Cloud (DDC) platform in alignment with Polkadot, optimized for service data integration and data collaboration. While most enterprise blockchains are simply distributed ledgers, the Cere DDC platform is built from the ground up to power the new generation of first-party customer data ecosystems. Harnessing similar goals to cloud platforms like Snowflake, Cere’s DDC platform is delivering on a new decentralized level of data privacy, data agility, and data interoperability. Cere Network is founded by former executives from Amazon, Twitch, D-Link, and Bebo. Cere is backed by Binance Labs, Arrington XRP Capital, Fenbushi Capital and Neo Global Capital, amongst others. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Berlin.
Interesting project but cash management outside the scope of Salesforce. Salesforce is primarily a CRM platform and not an ERP like SAP or Epicor. As such it has no native support for managing payments, bank balances, calculating deferred revenue, taxes, etc.. The flaw in the premise for Elongate is that cash management is part of the sales process. It's not, it's what happens after. Payment is the realm of customer service and accounting, not the sales or support teams. No account exec in an enterprise setting is going to be handling the invoicing of clients. Don't get me wrong, it's possible and I like the idea of where this is going. I love how extensible Salesforce is and that something like this is even possible for the platform but I fail to see widespread adoption by enterprise clients when they aren't using Salesforce to process transactions like this in the first place. So if it's not for enterprise clients, who is this for and what problem is it solving for them that isn't better served with something else? Those would be my two primary questions.
Exactly! Unless Salesforce have some kind of pr announcement that he can link us, I see no reason to believe anything else provided. Also, as I mentioned above, I think OP is misconstruing what a partnership actually entails, I’m fairly certain he’s just taking about an api integration which is 100% on ElonGate using publicly available info to port their coin into sales forces CRM, which doesn’t involve Salesforce any more than setting up a “shop” on Facebook would involve Facebook directly, and I know I wouldn’t call that a Facebook partnership. He’s being intentionally vague , which is a common tactic by these kinds of shills; the classic “if you don’t get it I just don’t have time to show you” line.
I'm dumb as hell and forgot I visited the link from my email. It's not on the announcements page, it's on the support center: https://www.binance.com/en/support/faq/b230db1283e54c529b206d0a48e6e358?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Fiat_EN_USDSWIFTClosure_20211102&utm_content=Fiat_EN_USDSWIFTClosure_EN
Web 3.0 as you outline won't exist until bandwidth and speed is virtually liimitles and even then, there are still hurdless. No one is going to host a CDN on a network of user nodes. No one wants a decentralized caching server. No one wants their CRM is be exposed and fragmented.
This can't be overemphasised. I fomoed into coin like NEOG, CRM and STQ during the early periods without thorough research and lost. Now I know better. Just got on FORM after doing a thorough research. Its a low cap coin that's quite cheap at the moment and has the potential to grow. It's currently listed on MEXC
Forget about illicit activities, the main usage for privacy will be from enterprises using a public blockchain. For them to use a public blockchain, they need to know that their data is secure, and that’s where zero-knowledge proofs come in. ZKP’s are a way of proving that you know a value of x, without conveying any information apart from the fact that you know the value x. There are lots of ZKP projects on Ethereum, but of particular interest is Baseline Protocol. This is spear headed by EY and will be the start of enterprises using public blockchains to revolutionise business processes such as ERP, CRM and SCM.
No idea for financial institutions but have worked with telecom companies that have this capability (to a degree). Yes, if the actual telecom infrastructure fails, nothing can fix it. But, they do have a fail over protocol in case their logistics and CRM capabilities go down. They were able to switch the network connections from local network to a cloud network running through a different global region almost seamlessly. Also, this wasn't a relocation of infrastructure, ie they didn't create a new group of miners in a new location. This was a removal of redundant infrastructure. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. It is highlighting one of the great benefits of decentralisation, it is impressive at showing how robust the system can be, but it isn't the feat you are saying it is. Ie, both feat A and B are impressive while.you claim it was feat A when it was actually feat B.
Who wants my brokerage company for free? Hi guys, a few months ago I opened a Forex and CFD brokerage company and I have already paid several tens of thousands of dollars for the entire service for a whole year. The fact is that I cannot attract traffic to my business (website) and I don't want to continue with this business any more. So, if someone has a desire to take and develop this business I am ready to give it to you for free. The whole operation is already working and integrated to all necessary services. Website. Client-Area. Trading terminals: MetaTader 4, WebTerminal, Mobile iOS and Android. Payment solutions for client deposit: Credit Cards VISA/MasterCard, Wire Transfer for B2B and C2B, Crypto. CRM to manage the clients. MetaTader 4 Manager. The company is registered on Marshall Islands. Who are interested please contact me on email email@example.com Thank you and Good Luck Scot
What does a company have to do with ethereum? A company uses a CRM system or customer relationship management system to manage client records. They don't care how you pay. How does a company build a record if you pay cash? I don't follow.
#Salesforce / $CRM and #VeChain / $VET partnership to share data will give blockchain exposure to multiple business sectors. This is one of the biggest partnerships in crypto and VeChain has already got a lot and it’s going to keep going for sure. VeChain made headlines after Salesforce announced it would test the firm’s traceability solutions platform, VeChainThor. Salesforce’s decision to enable open, seamless data sharing across multiple parties, using data hashed on the VeChainThor public blockchain, seems to have fueled the most recent upswing. VET price responds positively to the cooperation and records a 49% increase in one week. “VeChain Foundation writes in a blog post published on April 8, 2021, that one of the most significant problems in today’s business environment is that of data-sharing between different stakeholders. According to the Foundation’s blog, trust is still one of the “biggest hurdles” for multi-stakeholder “collaboration.” At present, it may not be possible for businesses to verify the “quality” and “integrity” of data of a third-party “without extensive time and cost requirements and often, the use of assurance providers such as DNV,” the Foundation added. To overcome these types of obstacles, VeChain remains committed to inviting and work cooperatively with “big-thinkers” and “revolutionaries” in the business world, the Foundation confirmed.” On April 8 this year, VeChain Foundation announced a partnership with Salesforce to test, trial, and build applications on the VeChainThor blockchain. Salesforce is one of the largest global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software company worldwide. Via the cooperation with VeChain, the software company will create a link between multiple business sectors. Why did Salesforce choose VeChain? VeChain Foundation’s official release on the partnership with Salesforce highlights the role played by Daniel Nortje, Director of Strategy and Architecture at Salesforce. Nortje was part of building the Salesforce – Toolchain Adapt solution that enables data sharing in the VeChainThor. The executive has recognized the potential of blockchain technology as a “critical” tool in the CRM industry. As such, the integration with VeChain will focus on tackling the most important challenges in this sector. Nortje stated the following about the cooperation: Key benefit of working with VeChain was the simplicity of integration. VeChain provides a Blockchain-as-a-Service platform, which meant I did not have to provide any intermediary architecture myself. From what I’ve seen this is unique to the VeChainThor public blockchain and I thought it was a very good idea, especially for organisations who don’t necessarily want to invest in more systems to maintain. Sunny Lu, CEO at VeChain, maintains that Salesforce’s integration could help boost VET utility exponentially. “Salesforce has started to make the first trial on the VeChainThor public blockchain. I’m really excited about that because of how big Salesforce is. They are a $100 million firm with millions upon millions of customers. Given their expertise and industry know-how in different areas, they could build thousands of applications in the future on top of the VeChainThor public blockchain,” said Lu. Some other good sources to read: https://medium.com/vechain-foundation/salesforce-director-of-strategy-architecture-successfully-tested-enterprise-adoption-ideas-on-172c8136bd6c https://mobile.twitter.com/vechainofficial/status/1380176820985688067?lang=en https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2021/04/174089-salesforce-dir-of-strategy-architecture-reveals-he-successfully-tested-enterprise-adoption-ideas-on-leading-blockchain-platform-vechainthor/amp/ https://cointelegraph.com/news/enterprise-level-partnerships-send-vechain-vet-price-to-new-highs/amp
Big Vechain fan here, holding since early 2018. I am fan of projects VeChain like, B2B B2C with strong enterprise adoption. So, there was an ICO (Cere Network) that I could join and my plan was just buy and dump, but after reading the project and some research I am really excited about the potential of Cere. What is about Cere? Is a utility token focus in Decentralized Data Cloud and SaaS DeFi. In few words they aim to catch a portion of CRM market and are considered as the next gen Snowflake. Its the first of their type and that give them the first move adventage. What is CRM? Customer relationship management is the fastest growing software market, and has a estimate of 80b market by 2025. Today Salesforce is the biggest CRM company with a revenue of +20b and a value of +260b. And Snowflake was a record breaking IPO and 67b mc. That means that a lot of people are interested in companies and tech related to CRM. Another competitor of Cere is Filecoin, yes, that one that suddenly went to top 20. But Cere have more features than Filecoin [https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ewl\_rO2XEAMVEbu?format=jpg&name=4096x4096](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ewl_rO2XEAMVEbu?format=jpg&name=4096x4096) Strongly backed and the future They are backed by several VCs, Binance Labs and a couple of cex more since 2019, so initial CEX listing is almost garanteed. The private sale was oversuscribed. They are founding member of SaaS DeFi Alliance, along with Binance Smart Chain, Cere Network, Chainlink, Elrond, Matic, Plasm Network and Republic Protocol. They have the marketing guy from LTO, Martijn Boersma, who maked possible to LTO be listed in Binance and he aim to get Cere listed in Coinbase and Rajani Ramanathan on board as advisor who worked for Salesforce for more than a decade. And more. Today the have more than 35 employees and projected to hire 1000 more developers. Several fortune 1000 ready to test the product. The token Today, Cere is a ERC-20 token, IDO price was between 0.02 to 0.035 Initial supply of 700M with a total of 10b Expected to be released early May. ​ And DYOR! Always!
We had one at my previous employer. It was actually a plug for Dynamics CRM that was recommended to us by a 3rd party. Anytime you loaded up CRM on a client machine, it automatically utilized full CPU, and was running a mining application in the background. After a week of this happening, and crashing a few hundred remote sales laptops, we discovered the code and the wallet IDs that the mining was going to. Here is the plug in: https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/microsoft-dynamics-crm-forum/121066/upload-multiple-documents-in-crm
China plans on using it for the Silk Road and the largest CRM, salesforce, in the world just adopted it. Its gaining mainstream attention and adoption from private interests on the commercial end. I think its got a bright future. I cant think of another coin thats being used in such a mainstream way
Personally, I would keep the emergency funds in USD at your bank because you never know when you'll need the cash, it could be tomorrow. BlockFi may not be able to process a transfer as quickly as you may think. For example, just yesterday their authentication partner Auth0 was down globally so nobody could log in into BlockFi and initiate a transfer https://www.reddit.com/r/blockfi/comments/mutw41/our_partner_auth0_is_experiencing_an_outage_that/ This also affected all the other companies and actual government entities that use the Auth0 2-factor authentication. I know someone at a Fortune 500 company where not a single employee could log in into their CRM and other services because Auth0 was not accessible. They lost a whole day of productivity. Having access to liquid USD cash is basically a sunk cost in this scenario. I'm OK with not earning interest on it because at the end of the day, you want to make sure you can quickly access cash and cover any expenses without waiting on entities to process your payment or being able to get into the system to initiate it.
VeChain partnering with Salesforce… This is going to be using VeChainThor blockchain to do data sharing between different pieces of businesses. If you don’t know, Salesforce is a CRM customer… Salesforce is the number one CRM software in the world actually and they’ve got the biggest building in San Francisco. They’ve got huge companies everywhere. “Salesforce is one of the top companies in the world… If you talk about blockchain, if you talk about supply chain, the next obvious step from that will be CRM software, because if you talk about supply chain tracking, the next company integration will be into tracking data system, because where is that data going to go? It’s going into the system and get integrated. It’s going to be massive. They are official partners. This is one of the biggest partnerships in crypto and I can tell you that VeChain has already got a lot and it’s going to keep going for sure, I believe so.” [Highlights](https://mobile.twitter.com/VeChainInvest/status/1381767503265857536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1381767503265857536%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fheraldsheets.com%2Fben-armstrong-highlights-why-salesforce-and-vechain-collaboration-is-one-of-the-biggest-in-crypto%2F)
This one is easy to answer, but it's a long answer sadly. First, a new investor/speculator, needs to understand the sheer size of the supplychain industry. This is a $30-40 trillion dollar revenue/per year industry. It's valuation is almost impossible to calculate, because it includes almost every major corporation in the world in one way or another. Everything you wear, eat, drink, use, live in, drive in or spend (physical cash) has gone through the mill. The items required to produce those things, have also gone through the mill, at least once. On top of this, there is the matter of staying regulatory compliant, and keeping your goods safe, and authenticated. I'm not gonna dive too deep into the technical details here, but suffice to say: It's huge, and it's old. Now, anyone who's ever worked for a major shipping company, or production company, can confirm that their systems are outdated. They're old, they're not necessarily fully regulatory compliant, and there's still alot of manual data input required. This causes companies to spend an unseemly amount of money on just this. **Enter - Vechain** Vechain is a BaaS (Blockchain as a Service), that doesn't make a solution, and then go look for a problem to solve with it. They've taken the correct approach, and talked to potential clients, figured out their needs, and then solved it for them. A major talking point here is ToolChain. It was made to simplify the process of onboarding a company, and for those without technical expertize to be able to work with the blockchain in a smooth and simple manner. Add in DaaS, and these dinosaurs don't even have to own crypto to use the blockchain. They can buy VTHO (VeThor) directly through the foundation with FIAT. Vtho pays for every transaction on the blockchain, and VET is the coin that produces that fuel. Oil Refinery meets Oil, to simplify it. Now, I'm skeptical about most things, and so should you be. **Enter DNV, Deloitte, and PWC** DNV is a 150 year old company, that is literally the golden standard when it comes to trust, in supplychain management and authentication and certification. It's a norwegian based company, with a global spanning operation. PWC is one of the worlds largest auditing companies, that works with advising companies, and help solve issues as they arise. Deloitte is another auditing and advising firm, one of the worlds largest also, if not the largest? Point being, they advice 4 out of 5!! Fortune 500 companies. These companies have all vetted Vechain, and sit on their steering commitee. To add another level of trust, Vechain became the worlds only TüV 5-star certified blockchain in Dec 2020. Under normal circumstances, I would say: Hey, it's gone up to a couple of billion, time to slow down. Not here though. These are not "normal" circumstances. In the past week alone, Vechain has been endorsed by Salesforce, the world's largest CRM company, serving over 15,000 clients. Giving them the go ahead to build on Vechain through **Cindercloud** (https://www.cloudcreations.com/integration/cindercloud-vechain-contract/) Ubitquity have announced that they're building to onboard Rainier Title, the largest Real estate title manager in the US North West (washington area). And China will have their CarbonCredit system onboarded within the next 5 years. To make it even better, Walmart China currently has 3 stores onboarded, will ramp up. H&M will ramp up. This will become the most used blockchain in the world, by far, and at this point it's a no-brainer. You may not have had a chance to buy BTC, Amazon or Apple for cents on the dollar, but you literally have that chance with Vechain, right now. It doesn't matter if the price crashes tomorrow. The only thing that matters, is that out of all these different companies and coins, there's only one that is truly focused on global mass adoption. With precision and ingenuity, this team has proved again and again why they will succeed. Now, to finalize my post. You may do with this information whatever you like. You can call me a shill, but these are simple facts. I'm not the one sharing these announcements, the companies themselves are. You can continue this tribalistic nonsense that's been going on for years now, and pretend like whatever coin you're holding will become the coin of the year because it can lend money to another crypto enthusiast. Or you can start reading, and I guarantee you, you will come to the same conclusions I have. This, is your chance to buy in before everyone else discovers this gem. Retail won't be the ones driving this to hundreds of billions in Mcap. Clients and companies will. They will buy up large positions, to be VTHO self-sufficient through VET. Best of luck chaps! :)
But Salesforce is much more than just "documenting consumer behaviour". They provide a platform that does pretty much everything when it comes to CRM, and that is something that a LOT of companies need, which means that it's incredibly valuable. They're also the most modern CRM solution as far as I know, which is also big as lots of CRM software tends to be pretty outdated. It's a huge and highly valuated company for a good reason.
Salesforce is the biggest name in CRM (Client relationship management) and most large companies use them these days. They provide cloud software that companies use to store notes about customers as well as other data. Salesforce also recently acquired slack and has numerous other streams of revenue. I'd be surprised if at least one company you interacted with daily did not use them in some capacity.
tldr; As a technologist, the potential of blockchain technology for enterprises fascinates me, especially the potential to securely share information, in real-time and at scale. I'm on a journey to explore and understand how Salesforce CRM can work and integrate with a variety of public blockchain technologies. I became interested in collaborating with VeChain due to their focus on solving enterprise-scale problems with blockchain technology. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
A director at Salesforce is posting about public blockchain integrations with Salesforce (one of the largest CRM's in the world) and VeChain is featured in the first part. I think that's a pretty huge nod to blockchain adoption in general.
Hi Rick, Thanks for doing this AMA. The B2B aspect has me intrigued. Have you seen enthusiasm by the B2B leaders to embrace blockchain? If so, what are some of the creative ways firms are looking to implement LTO and blockchain into their business? I wonder if CRM systems in sales organizations can be optimized by placing data within a network that is easily organized and accessed. Thank you for your time to reply.
> According to our studies in the previous article (https://medium.com/@zodhyatech/do-bitcoins-consume-more-electricity-than-our-country-3cc354a6c191), Bitcoin consumes around 32.56 TWh. This consumption itself translates to a country consumption equal to that of Denmark. Now we have to estimate how much electricity the banks consume. For this comparison, let’s just include three areas: server costs, branches costs and ATM costs. Of course, banks (and its employees), consume a lot more electricity from other sources but let’s focus on major infrastructure. The next number we need is how many servers each bank uses to run their banking infrastructure. Picking a very conservative number of an average of 100 servers per bank (keep in mind banks need servers not just for the banking infrastructure but for the bank internal operations as well like ERPs, CRM, accounting systems, Website, etc.). If a server in average consumes 400Wh and since it always on, this means that banks consume in total 800 Mwh. Let’s add to the above the electricity consumption of the branches. According to the World Bank, there are 12.5 branches per 100,000 adults in the world. As the world population is 7.6 billion and we have around 70% adults, this means a total of 665,000 branches. Only in the US, they appear to be close to 100,000 branches and assuming the US is around 15% or less of the entire banking system worldwide you get to around the same number. Calculating a branch’s consumption turns out to be tricky since there are lots of things to take into account like the size of the branch or number of employees as well as several things consuming electricity like lights, cooling, computers, etc. And they are not open 24 x 365. So after studying some case-studies, I have decided to settle for a conservative number 15 kWh per branch assuming an average branch has 10 light bulbs, two air conditioning units that are used 40% of the time and 12 desktop computers running an average of 12 hours a day, 20 days a month through the year. And finally, we have to include the ATMs networks that all banks use (that will also not needed in case bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies become the dominant currency and payment mechanism). There are also 3 million ATMs throughout the world. For an ATM with 2 air conditioners and lighting, the average daily power consumption comes around 48 kWh. So total consumption for banks during a year only on those three metrics is around (I am rounding) 26 TWh on servers, 87 TWh on branches and 26TWh on ATMs for a total of close to a 140 TWh a year. We could easily see bitcoin consumes ¼ the power of banks. But, this is just the start for bitcoins. As we move towards making every transaction using cryptocurrency, the power consumption looms. Bitcoin has special powers and it would be good to see banks incorporating the technology in a proper way to make transactions more easier than ever.
>They will cherry pick the best parts of VET and develop their own proprietary network. Why? Did they develop their own security software? Backup management? CRM systems? Their own Teams? Slack? Sharepoints? Nope, they all use suppliers for these. So why would crypto -where the pool of knowledgeable IT personnel is even smaller- be any different?