When Uptrennd started, it was designed to be a platform that allowed people to live through their passions. By redistributing the advertising revenue to the content creators, people could earn a living off posting their art, their music, their videos, anything at all. The vision was to empower people to live the life they wanted to live, and to be able to financially thrive through their passions. In addition, the foundation would be one of freedom of speech and inclusivity.
In August 2018, really only Steemit was the other platform in the realm of decentralized social media, and it felt like an oligarchy, where the ones with money controlled the platform. I wanted to see if I could improve on this model. And we did. In addition, we did it with zero funding, no ICO, I paid everything from my own pocket. To date, I’ve personally spent over $250,000 on building Uptrennd and have not taken a single token or dollar as salary.
I’m proud to say that Uptrennd eventually became the most engaged blockchain-based social media site in the world, surpassing Steemit. It also out-performed the dozens of similar ‘competitor’ platforms that popped up as well, including Voice, which had well over $300,000,000 in funding. This was possible for us to achieve as Uptrennd had more than eighty people including team, moderators, developers and executives working together towards a common goal and vision.
In the process, people from around the world were able to earn substantial amounts of money through creating content. Some memorable posts for me were when people bought medicine and medical care for their family members, clothing for their kids, electricity for homes in developing areas, and even a couple members who bought new laptops.
Because you could easily earn a few dollars daily on Uptrennd, developing nations began to take notice and join in Uptrennd waves. For reference, over 50% of the global population lives on less than $2.50 per day, which they could easily now make on Uptrennd. This was both a blessing and a curse. People started joining from developing nations. They created thousands of low quality posts, and upvoted each other in “upvote rings”. These upvote rings made low quality posts ranked incredibly high, earning 1UP tokens, which would then be sold on the market, drastically impacting the token economy.
We assumed that there would be enough people to downvote low quality, so that it would even out the “gamification”. We were wrong. We then created levels, so that reputable content creators would have more weight on their vote, to try to mitigate this gamification. This unfortunately did not work either. We explored blocking IP’s but VPN’s could easily be used. We explored phone number verification to prove where people were domiciled and their uniqueness, but, unfortunately, no suitable and accurate solution was out there.
To make a long story short, there have been a plethora of issues that we have been unable to find an ethical and scalable solution for.
I’ll be the first to admit that the foundation of Uptrennd is unstable. We wanted to build something that could add value into people’s lives, and so we did. I paid for it from my own pocket, without raising money from anyone else. It was an experiment, and as we all know, not all experiments end up a success. Uptrennd had immense success along the way, but it fell victim to its own popularity in developing nations and the systemic exploitation that came with it.
Trodl the evolution of Uptrennd
We can agree that Uptrennd did not reach its ultimate goal, but calling it a day is not an option and would not do justice to anyone who took part in the Uptrennd ecosystem.
Keeping in mind the best interest of everyone who took part in Uptrennd we have decided to join forces with Trodl, where Uptrennd will be merging into Trodl to become the next evolution.
1UP token holders will be able to use their tokens within the trodl ecosystem as a tipping currency. 1UP tokens can also be staked to mint Trodl Credit which is the in-app currency of the Trodl platform. Should members see a better value in holding TRO they can also swap their 1UP tokens into TRO. Full details about the conversion and staking will be disclosed at a future time by the Trodl team.
TRO bonus airdrop
In addition, Trodl will be airdropping TRO tokens to 1UP holders. This means that not only can you continue to use 1UP token in the Trodl ecosystem, you get ADDITIONAL value sent to you in TRO.
The airdrop will be as follows:
- 504 Addresses holding greater than or equal to 100,000 1UPs receive 1,000 TRO
- 1,152 Addresses holding greater than 10,000 and less than 100,000 1UPs receive 500 TRO
- 1,689 Addresses holding greater than 1,000 and less than 10,000 1UPs receive 250 TRO
- 2,426 Addresses holding less than 1,000 1UPs receive 100 TRO
In total 5,771 Addresses will qualify for the airdrop.
SUB bonus airdrop
You do not need to swap your 1UP tokens to TRO tokens.
1UP will exist on the Trodl platform, just as it does on Uptrennd.com, where you can use it to tip content creators.
Same utility, different paltform.
In addition to the 1UP token not changing in any way, you are also able to get a bonus TRO airdrop for free.
You ALSO get a SUB airdrop.
TWO airdrops, and you get to keep your 1UP tokens.
Everyone who holds 1UP can continue to hold 1UP while also receiving the bonus TRO and SUB airdrop.
Trodl is the next-generation crypto information platform designed to connect the world with the future of finance, Its world's first fully interactive crypto information platform.
Built around the idea of communities, at Trodl, each crypto asset has its own community that provides access to every crypto information you need about the asset.
Be it price updates, news, charts, whale alerts, technical indicators, or upcoming events or communicating with fellow community members, everything is possible with Trodl.
Trodl communities are powered by their native tokens. Just imagine how it would feel like to use SATS in the bitcoin community.
Besides all these features, Trodl allows you to connect with seasoned crypto traders. Purchase accurate price signals fully backed by staking & established reputation to give a head start to your crypto journey.
If you currently have content on Uptrennd, you have until the end of May to download all of your content, as it will be decommissioned at the end of the month. Written content will not transfer to Trodl.com
We appreciate everyone who's been on this two and a half year journey with us, and we hope everyone understands that this transition is the most fair and equitable way of doing it. Huge appreciation to everyone on the Uptrennd team and the Guardians who have made this journey possible so far.
Join the telegram group https://t.me/trodl for future updates and information.
🚨 FAQ 🚨
➡️ Will my Uptrennd account be automatically transferred to Trodl?
Yes, it will be automatically transferred.
➡️ What will happen with my Point balance?
Your 1UP balance will also be automatically transferred to Trodl.
➡️ When will my Uptrennd account & balance be transferred to TRO?
We are currently working on this! Join the TRO announcement channel and await more information. https://t.me/trodl_ann
➡️ Will my content on Uptrennd also transfer to Trodl?
No, content will not transfer. You have until the end of this month (May) to copy your text or images if you would like to keep it for further use.
➡️ What can I do with my 1UP tokens?
Tip 1UP on the Trodl platform, stake 1UP to mint Trodl Credit, swap for TRO tokens, and use 1UP within the Trodl ecosystem and all its upcoming supported features.
➡️ When or How can I swap my 1UPs for TRO tokens?
Not possible yet. Please await instructions from the TRO team. Join their Telegram announcement channel and await the instructions. https://t.me/trodl_ann
➡️ What can I do with TRO tokens?
Stake to increase reputation, stake to become a validator, stake to create price signals, etc. Visit their website for the roadmap. Expect Cryptogames, NFT marketplace, Launchpad, Content monetization, etc. All for the TRO ecosystem!
➡️ Where can I find more information about Trodl?
➡️ Is there a TRO airdrop?
Yes, 1UP holders will receive TRO tokens in their wallet.
➡️ Does TRO exist on PancakeSwap?
Yes, visit their site and click the Trodl icon in the right bottom for a direct link.
➡️ Will 1UP stop to exist?
No, it will continue to exist and can be traded and used on the Trodl platform.
➡️ What I can do more?
Support Trodl! Have the chance to be first-in on a new upcoming low cap project. The Trodl team is ready. Their TRO token is ready. Look at the roadmap, spread the word, bring the Uptrennd spirit to Trodl, and reboost.
Trodl success is your success. Hope to see you there.
Learn more about the staking of Trodl through Ferrum’s flexible staking technology:
Yes, as long as you own the private keys to the wallet before the snapshot, you will receive.
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Some useful links
Trodl Telegram announcements
Trodl Community Telegram
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