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Bob Application: When Contractors Meet Block-chain Technology

Bob Application: When Contractors Meet Block-chain Technology

As the number of building constructions is getting higher in recent years supported by more advanced construction technologies itself, the work of contractors has been essential. They build buildings that can be a place for people to live in, to work in, to hang out, to have fun, and many more useful uses. However, some building owners might experience great disappointment due to several problems with their hired contractors, particularly in home repairs. Customers get their money wasted, and their trust is blown away which can affect the trade industry overall. In so, the solution should be made to resolve the problem between customers and contractors. Then, the idea of decentralizing the marketplace has come up by utilizing the technology of block-chain. In order to connect the contractors and customers directly, Bob’s Repair has prepared the solution with Bob Application. Check out more about the details below.

The Current Industry Problems

Even in the skilled trade industry, they face several problems that cause adverse effects, particularly for both to customers and contractors in the end. Here are several issues that currently become the primary concern in trade industry:

  1. Review Fraud

Before hiring the contractor, customers most probably will find their records by reading several reviews.However, particularly online reviews such as from Google, Yelp, and HomeAdvisor have the high risk of getting fraud problems in various ways. For example, construction companies might artificially ask people to write good reviews about their companies to increase their ratings. Or, conversely, the companies ask people to write negative reviews for their competitors. Instead, they will try to remove the negative reviews about themselves by paying some money.

This kind of problem can lead the customers to hire the contractor who does fraud practices and hide their company’s blackness. As a result, those types of contractors only give them bad service and waste their money. It deflates customers’ trust to search online reviews because they don’t know anymore which one is giving legitimate answers. Whereas, the customers highly depend on such reviews to make their choices on hiring the trusted contractors.

  1. Hidden Costs of Advertising Fees

Contractors often put a lot of money on advertising to make their companies’ name more popular to gain more customers. Since there are lots of advertising methods which require high cost, the contractors need to bear more costs for running their companies.In the end, they pass the costs on to the customers by offering higher prices for their trade services. It is the reason why the hidden costs of advertising fees have become another problem for the customers. They want to get the best service from the contractors to repair their home, but they need to prepare a big sum in return.

  1. Lack of Price Transparency

Some customers might never bother to find why they need to pay a certain amount of money for receiving the services on repairing their home. But, some others might curious and want to know more about the details of service costs. However, most of the contractor’s companies still lack in pricing transparency. They only display the total of service costs without giving more details. For example, only for replacing a toilet, the companies charge USD 375. The customers can’t get more details instead that number of money on the website or promotion brochures. They don’t know how much is the actual price of installing a new toilet and the labor services. Maybe, it only requires them for about USD 150 for installing a new bathroom. Instead, they need to pay more for the labor services than the toilet. This lack of transparency can result in unknowingly unfair pricing for the customers which they are supposed to get the more affordable price.

The Solution from Bob’s Repair

Do you recognize the Skilled Trade Worker Platform (STWP)? Yes, this platform has built by Prandecki brothers of Bob’s Repair since three years ago (website: http://www.bobsrepair.com/). The STWP is an SMS system that was automatically connecting the consumers and contractors directly via API in order to provide the more reliable platform with lower costs. This platform works by relying on a simple business model which simply recruiting contractors and customers through online advertising platform. At first, the contractors have to pay USD 75 per week for a flat fee. However, they will able to receive as many potential customers as were available for an average of two leads per day. When other platforms offer about USD 50 for per-lead average fees, STWP only takes USD 5.

Moreover, STWP will also be supported by automated technology, especially online process. After getting the information from local online advertising platform, the customers will call or send a message to the number from local advertisement. Prandecki brothers will receive the calls and texts then identify the number to associate with the qualified local contractors and also sync the jobs. Those automated processes rely upon an SMS API by utilizing the keyword technology that detects specific phrase to sync with the requested job, for example, toilet repair or AC connection.

Then, the outsourcing of online advertising process will be managed by the Freshbooks and Capsule CRM. Freshbooks will store all the customers’ numbers, invoices, and job information. Meanwhile, the Capsule CRM stores all information regarding customers and independent contractors. By connecting this process, STWP communicates through Bob’s Repair API. In the end, the independent contractors will see all the information, including the requested jobs. The whole process is managed to support operational efficiency by improving the scalability and profitability.

In the market, STWP was a big hit for being able facilitating more than 50,000 service calls. However, this platform itself wasn’t able to resolve those three major problems in the skilled trade industry. The founders think there should be a technology breakthrough to solve the problems. This concern brings Bob’s Repair to prepare a solution called Bob Application. Like has been mentioned in the white paper file in https://www.bobsrepair.com/docs/White-Paper.pdf.The app is supported by STEEM blockchain that takes advantages of various social media platforms including for those in Android, iOS, and web-based application. Since Bob’s Repair has a long history with experts in software engineers including those in blockchain technology, this process is expected to gain USD 340 billion in the skilled trade service market.

How does Bob Application work?

There are three main steps to describe the works of Bob Application, including:

First, customers create the jobs and deposit their money. In the Bob Application, customers will write the job description they want to request. Then, it will be published on the escrow website, and the customers will get the list of contractors that suit the requested job. They can see the contractors’ ratings, price rates, and previous reviews. They can choose up to 3 contractors which later will get notified of the job. If after reviewing the job the contractors think they can work on the job, they will propose the price, deadline and other terms. If the customers are okay with the proposal, both parties can deal with the agreement published on the escrow website with URL and SHA3 hash. The published transaction on Ethereum Blockchain will include contractor’s Ethereum address, full job payment and service fee, the array of a deadline for each milestone, array of payments for each milestone, and agreement URL and hash. After that, the job contract is created, and the customer can deposit their fee. All transaction will be stored and monitored through Blockchain technology.

Second, there are three conditions might happen during the job process that includes the milestone, payment, and refund. When the milestone has been completed, and the customer has no claims, the customer has to publish a transaction on Blockchain to job-contract to confirm the milestone completion. Contractor publishes the transaction to claim their payment deposit from job-contract. Meanwhile, if the contractor thinks the milestone has been done, but the customer disagrees then the contractor can request to escrow team to get the job done after publishing transaction to the job contract.  The team will contract both parties to discuss the milestone whether it has been completed or not. The last is the condition when the customer thinks the milestone hasn’t been completed and the contractor hasn’t published the request before the deadline. The customer can claim a refund if even after the deadline the request still isn’t processed.

Third, whether the job has been completed or failed, the customer can write a review about the contractor. The review will be published to the STEEM community for moderation, vice versa. All the reviews including the address and references will be stored on the escrow website so the other customers can check on their review.

Since STWP has already had 50,000 customers, so the platform can help the success of Bob Application. There are also cryptocurrency communities who understand more about blockchain technology to support the works. Moreover, Bob’s Repair will also use social media base including Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, and YouTube to spread more word about this application. When more people being familiar with Bob Application, they will be aware the benefits they will gain from this platform. For contractors, they will get more control to their schedule, legitimate reviews, higher take-home pay, and some more. For customers, they can enjoy better service, lower price, and legitimate reviews for looking a certain thrust-worthy home repair service.

Supporting by blockchain technology, Bob’s Repair will use cryptocurrency to raise funds for perfecting the works of BOB Application. It will use ERC20 tokens called Bob tokens that will be purchased in every quarter on an open market to provide 50% of profits for token holders. The purchase BOB tokens will experience the process of burning to provide quarterly buyback and reinvestment dividends. The whole process will be secured by ensuring the compliance with SEC regulations and international finance. Moreover, Bob’s Repair will conduct two rounds of BOB Crowdsale include pre-ICO and ICO like Prandecki’s brothers mentioned in this video.

Why Using Bob Application?

There are several benefits when a more decentralized market for customers and contractors can be created by using Bob Application, including:

  1. Trustworthy Reviews

Since building trust is always number one in the business transactions, the STEEM blockchain will help to support Bob Application to fight against review fraud. The use of blockchain technology has benefits for providing quicker transaction time by only 3 seconds with no transaction costs. In order to avoid the practice of review fraud, the application will help to link transaction reviews with actual financial transactions. All the financial transactions on the blockchain will be stored in the application. When they leave a review, it will be linked to the financial transactions that have been done between the customers and the contractors. In this way, the others customers will know that the reviews are legitimate because those were from the real consumers who have experience in getting the services from the contractors. If they have better information from legitimate reviews, they can make better decisions.

  1. Transparent Pricing

Since the reviews will be linked to the actual financial transactions, the customers will know how much the cost of service. Not only the total costs but also including more details such as material and labor costs. So, when the customers want to get certain home repairing service, they can compare the charge for several contractors. They can also check the reviews to help them determine the actual costs for their service. By creating more pricing transparency, it can discard inflated costs from those fraud reviewers and build more trust with the future customers.

  1. No More Advertising Fees

Aiming to prevent hidden costs due to advertising fees, Bob Application will eliminate intermediaries for advertisements such as HomeAdvisor, Google Ads, and others. The app works differently. In the app, there will be some functions including flagging posts, upvoting, and user reputation towards the contractors’ companies. If they can get more verified positive reviews, they will be more recognized and invest significant presence. In so, merit is playing a big part in gaining the reputation of the companies. Unlike the common advertising which requires high cost, this new structure will help to eliminate those hidden costs that often charged to the customers. Moreover, the application won’t charge for the sign-up, membership, and transaction fees. By reducing the entry barriers for contractors, they won’t be burdened by entry costs and offer lower prices for the customers. As a result, this feature will be expected to promote more growth for more decentralized markets for both of them.

So, everyone who wants to get home repairing or other services from the contractors will be more at ease in their mind since they have got the more trustworthy platform to get the services quicker. Moreover, this technology of block-chain also allows the contractors to increase their revenue since there will be more job requests for them.  Follow their social media for the latest news.

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Cybermiles: The E-Commerce Market In The World With Blockchain Technology

Cybermiles: The E-Commerce Market In The World With Blockchain Technology

Nowadays, the commercial infrastructure of modern society has been revolted. The big retailer like Walmart and Amazon already accumulate the scale profit that makes possible to reach more efficiency through producing, marketing and distribution center. As we know, that the online market has been developed quickly. As the consequences from that, the people should make the innovation to comply the life necessities such as an online marketplace. One of the most popular online marketplaces is Cybermiles.

Cybermiles (CM) is a decentralized online marketplace that uses the blockchain technology that has the function become the connector between seller and buyer. The main goal of creating Cybermiles is to change and revolutionized the working of E-commerce and marketplace networking. Cybermiles wants to find the way how the sellers and buyers can meet in a single marketplace without any third party. Through the Cybermiles, the sellers and buyers can create their marketplace freely and democratically.

Cybermiles was founded by Michael Yuan, from the 5miles team as the largest C2C (Consumer to Consumer) marketplace operator in the world. Compared with another crypto like Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), etc., that has the excellent and superior features such as the “Business Contract,” the CM more superior than that, the CM completed with Smart Ethereal Contract” and become the next ethereal country. Here the information about Cybermiles for you who need to know about the CM before you decide to join the Cybermiles network.

What is the goal of Cybermiles?

The Cybermiles goal is to create the blockchain protocols that want to solve some problems that still exist nowadays in the e-commerce industry. Other platforms that use (such as ethereum) as the blockchain have some problems. For example, the other platform wasn’t designed for the e-commerce industry. So, it can’t handle many transactions at the same time. Based on that reason, the Cybermiles created a blockchain protocol that ready in e-commerce industry only and able to handle many transactions at the moment. It’s useful and helpful application. Besides that, the CM has the goal is creating the decentralized marketplace and as the connector between sellers and buyers.

For the transaction through Cybermiles use the Cybermiles Token (CMT). CMT is the original crypto signal currency that created, integrated, and used for the Cybermiles network. The goals of CMT service are:

  1. Able to give the incentivize for the society to give the contribution about computing power and maintain the integrity networking. For example, this service can include the node’s network running, validating the transactions and executing smart business contracts. Such as, when e-commerce market players (sellers, buyers, and market maker) take the advantages of network service. It will provide by CMT.
  2. The CMT will be able to help the society to respect and appreciate to provide more value, such as peer-to-peer consumer support services and conflict resolution. The service provider may receive CMT from members after the agreement has been reached.
  3. To facilitate the transaction in marketplace network between sellers and consumers. It enables decentralized settlement and significantly reduce the costs transaction and error networking. The network will extract the transaction cost to pay the validator who run out the Smart Business Contract that related to the transaction.

Cybermiles bring out the smaller units like peer to peer party to promote the broad public market system. This concept has been adapted and proven effective by 5miles leading in unites States as a peer-to-peer market. The introduction of 5xlab discovery is needed, the blockchain technology that offers the development of modern technology to build a stable digital network system.

How’s the progress of Cybermiles system?

Cybermiles as the blockchain technology that developed by Cybermiles foundation, a blockchain research laboratory that cooperate with 5miles. The 5miles was formed in 2014   by the world-class team from China and USA. Since the Cybermiles launch at 2015, 5miles has established itself become the top 10 shopping application with more 12 million users and get USD 3 billion in annual transaction value. This new blockchain has the high performance and easy to scalable, supporting more than 10.000 transactions per seconds.

Completed with the master designed technology called Proof of Stake(PoS) consensus engine to improve the speed of transaction through the Cybermiles. It’s different with Ethereum that can only support ten transactions per second; it’s about 0.001% difference. Some people believed that Cybermiles are the second Ethereum in the modern era. This technology also enables the companies to set up the Smart Business Contracts, which are distributed middleware applications based on the codification of business regulations and processes.

Cybermiles has stepped up protocols that managing 12 important commercial application and over 300  subcategories of transactions, covering the most potential applications for online and e-commerce market. Also, the Cybermiles application should create more and smarter contracting modules that will be used and developed. Finally, Cybermiles modules will be available for purchase or licensing through open markets. So, the demand for Cybermiles is increased. Cybermiles will inspire the innovative blockchain applications to develop even further. For more details about Cybermiles you can visit: WhitePaper : https://cm.5miles.com/file/project/Project%20white%20paper_en-US.pdf

The Cybermiles can overcome the forgery problem. The blockchain technology can solve this problem because it has conservation. The conservation is making it ideal for tracking the authenticity of products to be sold. Seller or even manufacturer or supplier can make certificate of product authenticity. Once the certificate is associated with the characteristics of the carrying product, and relevant information is stored in a distributed ledger, its holdings are tracked, and the risk of embezzlement is significantly reduced. This makes buyers (or even arbitrators) able to check product history within the system, by recorded information and visibility.

 

Knowing Cybermiles Tokens (CMT)

Cybermiles will use CMT (Cybermiles Token) as the main currency that can be used to make the transaction on the Cybermiles platform. For the beginning, CMT will be released using Ethereum ERC20 technology as a first step. But, in the future, the 5miles team will develop an own wallet to accommodate CMT. This wallet will be completed as soon as the token of type ERC20 has been circulated, and the token holder can swap it by 1:1 ratio.

As explained before, CMT will be based on ethereum ERC20 which can be stored on wallets like Mist, MetaMask, MyEtherWallet and also can be transferred easily. SMT have some quite essential and fundamental uses for the platform. CMT can be used to reward and incentivize community members to contribute the computing power and maintaining network integrity. This token will also make it easy to transact inside the Cybermiles platform.

A total of 1 billion CMTs will be released, but only 700 million CMTs will be sold to the public. The 300 million CMT will be allocated to the 100 Million team, for 5miles 100 million and CMT reverses 100 million. The algorithm used in CMT is Proof Of Stake (PoS) where users who store CMT tokens will receive gett rewards of 8% each year. The token price of 1 ETH = 7000 CMT and the currency received as a buying tool is Ethereum. The ICO event will begin on 21st November 2017 and end on 5th December 2017 or when all tokens are sold.

https://cm.5miles.com/

The differences between Cybermiles and Ethereum

Cybermiles is specially developed for the transaction and commercial application. That is different with ethereum that not designed for those purposes, so the current standard usage platforms tend to be very inefficient for contracts that regulate the specific commercial transactions. Instead, CM was developed to build the original contract modules to maximise the computational efficiency that needed to complete the transactions accurately.

Cybermiles have been well optimised to support 10.000 transactions per second; it’s the huge difference from ethereum, ethereum only able to process ten transactions per second. From that differences, we know that cyber miles using is more efficient than ethereal. Cybermiles network will give the reward for validators in creating a new block or execute the Intelligent Contract in the block. However, the ethereum is work slowly, and the consequences from that case are incurring the expensive cost to run out a complex smart contract.

For the last, cyber miles is designed for high performing and easily scalable to run the complex Business Intelligence Contracts. Also, ethereum goal is become a computing network with common usage, while the cyber miles smart business contract is specifically optimised for e-commerce transactions. In my conclusion, the cyber miles hasn’t the purpose to re-create what’s already there but to build from the existing blockchain workflow. It allows the cyber miles to make changes to the infrastructure software, and the arrange re-contribution to the community.

The benefits and advantages of Cybermiles

Cybermiles have many advantages for online transaction. This company makes its blockchain specifically for e-commerce industry, while other companies used ethereum which has the problem with transaction confirmation is too long. Here, some benefits and advantages of cyber miles are:

  1. The efficiency and compatibility are balanced because Cybermiles blockchain protocol is specially created for e-commerce marketplace so that it can handle a thousand transactions per second.
  2. A clear and powerful commercial application. Now, Cybermiles ranked in the top 10 in Application Shop Category; it means that they have millions of users that ready to use the decentralized marketplace of Cybermiles. The transaction will develop and grow quickly.
  3. The collaboration and development that opened. 5miles plans to build a Cybermiles contract market where Cybermiles application modules can be licensed and developed with other platforms.
  4. Comprised of years experienced teams. All 5miles teams have extensive experiences about internet company, e-commerce platforms, and financial services and they have launched one of the largest online markets for consumers in the world.
  5. 5miles will create an ecosystem for the development of blockchain technology to serve transaction and connect the buyers and sellers in a decentralized way, so that becomes more transparent and efficient transaction.
  6. The Cybermiles company is not a new company. It established in 2014 and had millions of users in many countries, even in the USA is more than 12 millions users with annual transaction value until 3 billion USD.

That’s all the benefits and advantages of Cybermiles, if you have interesting to know more about 5miles you can visit https://cm.5miles.com/. To reach the rank top 10 shop application, Cybermiles process continuously to obtain features and offer the convenience to users.

The procedures to register in Cybermiles

Some requirements that should enclose while you join Cybermiles. Register yourself on Cybermiles account, enter the email account and make the password. Confirm your email and completed your identity. Cybermiles obliged you to fill out the registration form. Cybermiles will ask you the details information to identify, Cybermiles also obliged to upload the identity documents and proof of address to complete the verification process. The information includes:

  • Citizenship
  • Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Passport number
  • Scanned passport photo
  • Photo on self

Besides that, the document of KYC (Know Your Customers) also needed to registering in Cybermiles. The main goal of Cybermiles is to ensure that they can build and maintain the strong community of Cybermiles contributors. The information that collected when registered will help Cybermiles to discuss the compliances requirements and allow as many participants as possible to join Cybermiles. Cybermiles require inserting the personal ethereum account, just one account. The ethereum address that you entered at the time of registration becomes the only address that used to purchase the CMT during the Token contribution event. Why? Because it refers to Cybermiles main goals is to maximise the participation, which ensures as many as people join in the contribution of Cybermiles token. The ethereum account will help the Cybermiles manager to manage and realize the fairest token contribution.

The important things about Cybermiles registration are not people around the world can register themselves on Cybermiles. Due to the regulatory reasons, CM doesn’t accept the participant from RRC and any countries that have the OFAC sanctions. Cybermiles tokens are developed as utility tokens and aren’t intended to securities and regulated products in the jurisdiction, but for everyone who wants to join, should consider the risks associated with digital assets and platforms. For the last, the verification time will be needed three days working or maybe can extend, Cybermiles manager will give the notify through email about accepted or not to join the contribution Cybermiles token event.

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