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May 15, 2019 at 8:49 am in reply to: How to fix JSE and send it to new heights … You're welcome. #8488
It’s an interesting idea I hadn’t considered before. We do have options on the ad-exchange where you can bid in USD and this is converted at the real-time exchange rate to a JSE bid. This provides some stability but there are still some negative implications for volatility in the token price. This is also an issue, perhaps more so, for merchants who accept cryptocurrency payments on their websites.
I’ll do some further research on Dai and stablecoin structure. I’m not sure about the long-term benefits of being tied to a government controlled currency however. My biased opinion is that in the next twenty years we will see fiat currency devalue considerably due to inflation. Facebook are releasing their stablecoin so they must believe it’s the way forwards.
So with the ad placements we actually put out an update out a while back which allows webmasters to place the ads where they want. It’s possible to disable the default placements and get ad codes for individual ads using the advanced options in setup. These can then be placed in line with the webmasters content/layout.
Regarding the merchant tools, this is something we have penciled in for Q3 in the timeline. Currently only JSE is accepted but once we’ve integrated BTC/ETH payments as well it should be much easier to push merchant tools to web masters and e-commerce. Mainstream publishers associate cryptocurrency and bitcoin as one and the same. It makes all the headlines like you said so having that as a payment option should give us a more competitive product.
I’m in two minds about deleting posts on the forum. I completely agree with what you are saying that having negative posts doesn’t help the project. But I also think that transparency is important and it could be seen as even more negative if we start deleting posts or close the forums completely. Also we don’t want to discourage the feedback loop both positive and negative as constructive criticism is helpful to the team and project.
I’ve got it on the agenda at the next meeting to discuss with the rest of the team.
With regards to the current team, raising funding and hiring staff. The majority of the people that work on the project are doing so only part time or in an advisory role. Everyone is currently doing so voluntarily and noone is getting paid for the time they put in. I’m in a lucky position that I can devote my full attention to this but for everyone else it’s necessary to have a day/side job to pay the bills etc. Matt has been looking at raising funds via an equity deal and has some good ideas. We decided at the start of the year that we wouldn’t pursue additional investment until the markets recovered as the business sentiment would have made it difficult over the last 12 months. I think the crypto winter is just starting to thaw now so it’s something that we are going to be pursuing in the medium term. Additional funding would benefit all stakeholders IMO as it would allow us to expand and grow much quicker.
Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion. As mentioned, criticism is always more useful than compliments as it helps give the team feedback and highlights areas we can improve.
Further info on this update:
I’ll contact them as well. Thanks
This is an ongoing issue we are aware of and are trying to get fixed. However Yandex are very hard to deal with. See previous correspondence:
That’s ridiculous Fernando. We obviously do not change users pins when they get to the minimum withdrawal. Regarding resets if we allowed pin reset via email it would mean anyone that has hacked email (read anyone that uses the same password for all accounts) would lose their funds. The point of the pin is that it can’t be changed or found by a hacker that has access to other accounts. We can’t do photo ID verifications because we don’t have the support/man power to verify and also ID’s can be easily photoshopped so this wouldn’t be a good solution at any rate.
We make it obvious and clear that this is important when setting it up. I don’t know what else we can do to force users to create good security practices:
We do actually use the nofollow on the adtech links etc. We can’t use a meta tag for noindex as this would ruin webmasters pages. I can’t forsee Google taking issue with duplicate content because it’s clearly being loaded from an external script and we don’t obfuscate this in any way. This will be the same for any website widget that you put on your site.
No problems with thatMarch 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm in reply to: Blocked account, why and what to do to get an answer #8255
Hi, do you know why it was blocked?
If it was fake publisher traffic i.e. PTC, rotator, bots etc. then this would have been picked up and caused the account to be closed.
I can take a look at the stats and post here if you wish?
Yes but if you are both on the same IP address (same office or home network) then it wont go through. We have this in place to prevent users signing up multiple accounts to gain referral payments.
Standard payment for referrals from accepted geos is currently 300 JSE. Full details on the referrals page of the platform at https://platform.jsecoin.comFebruary 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm in reply to: question: unknown site listed in account publisher page? #8211
We had someone spam a bunch of random site id’s across the publisher network. Apologies for this, it was an annoyance more than a serious bug but we’ve put some measures in place to try and prevent this kind of thing in future.
It’s kind of a two step process. First is to purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum with cash or credit card. Sites like localbitcoins.com are good for this or coinbase for card payments. There will be a million youtube videos on how to use https://localbitcoins or https://coinbase.com
They are both fairly intuitive once you get past the ID checks with coinbase probably being the slightly more polished platform.
Step 2 is to trade bitcoin or ethereum for jse tokens. This is a little more complicated and you need to use a 3rd party exchange such as latoken or IDEX. There will be videos and tutorials for both of these exchanges but it can be a bit daunting to see the trading screens to start with.
I’d suggest starting with a really small amount and using it as a way to learn about buying/trading crypto. It’s one of those things where once you’ve done it once it seems much more natural and less complicated.
There’s also a walk through video I done of the exchanges which admittedly isn’t my finest work but might help somewhat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSbQUqX6cQ&t=5s
“Of course having the options of “exactly” which positions are allowed should be a priority for JSE to implement as publishers need 100% control over the position of the floating/pushdown ads.”
This is now live with the latest update this afternoon. More info here: https://jsecoin.com/ad-exchange-update/
“I hope it won’t take weeks to create the ad codes for website owners to use. For now for many users it is not possible to use the system this way.”
Days not weeks 🙂
“I liked the ads, but how do I get the porn commercials?” and “And for me how do I prevent the adult ads.. LOL”
New option for manual site categorization. The standard method uses keyword analysis on the site which isn’t perfect so some sites that have a few “naughty” words might get labeled as adult. Also if a site is just images/videos then it might not get labelled correctly. Best way to prevent this is to select your own category from the advanced settings in publisher setup and reupload the code.February 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm in reply to: unable to turn off ad exchange – now remove publishing code from site #8208
Yes I’ve also added options to turn off just the top or just the bottom ad or both. The update today also allows site owners to pull off additional placement code to put the banners exactly where they want them. It’s under publisher setup > advanced settings.
More info here: https://jsecoin.com/ad-exchange-update/
Yep the bids are very up and down across different geos at the moment as well due to competition from advertisers. I think it should settle down. Everything is per impression CPM bidding or per page view.