LeoFinance: Our Vision

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LeoFinance
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With LeoMobile V1 about to be released in app stores, Community Pages feature added to LeoFinance.io, xPOLYCUB Governance released, CUB V2 on the horizon and much, much more... we feel that it's time to release the updated Vision Statement for LeoFinance and remind everyone why we are here and why we do what we do.

ICYMI: LeoFinance has an illustrious WhiteBook. Only part of it has been released and it's continuously being dripped out and refined.

At the core of this is Our Vision for LeoFinance. LeoFinance is a Web3 Ecosystem and our mission is democratizing financial knowledge and access to opportunities by building on Web3.

During bear markets, it's important to sharpen our pencils and keep a keen eye on what we're actually buildng here.

We are not:

  • Focused on market pricing of tokens

We are:

  • Focused on achieving our mission

In the grand scheme of crypto cycles (and really, all tech cycles) the best development happens in the bear market. The bull market is when we take profits and build a war chest.

Now is when LeoFinance deploys that war chest - we're hiring on more talent to the LeoTeam than ever before and the progress on our technological developments has reached a pace that is unprecedented. The bear markets are when we buidl and stack, the bull markets are when we emerge and token price begins to reflect fundamentals.

True fortunes are made by accumulating in the bear cycle but most importantly for us; true technological leaps are made by investing in the bear cycle, building our team and making rapid progress on our roadmap.

Web3 is the New Frontier of the Internet, Digital Assets and Peer-to-Peer Engagement:

The early 90s internet showed the world that something enormous was emerging. Well, it showed part of the world that something big was brewing... in reality, most people thought of the internet as a passing fad. Like beanie babies.

Web2 came about a decade ago with the advent of social media platforms. We began seeing the internet turn from being "digital yellow pages" - where companies had static websites - to becoming a peer-to-peer landscape where companies like Facebook enabled us to engage with each other on social media.

Web3 is something in a whole category of its own. It bridges the gap between Web1, Web2, blockchain, crypto, decentralized ideals. It creates an entirely new landscape where incredible tools, platforms and economies are being built.

LeoFinance's Vision of Web3

Our vision of Web3 is centered around the democratization of financial access and opportunities.

Building a wide array of applications, tools and opportunities for our users, we're actively on the bleeding edge of Web3 and testing the bounds of what's possible. The definition of Web3 is dynamic. It is not static like that of Web1 or even Web2.

Instead, a state of constant evolution must be pursued. You can see this if you follow the history of LeoFinance as we emerged from a simple blogging layer and expanded into a true Web3 ecosystem with opportunities for our users that now encompasses everything from Tokenized Social Media to DeFi.

Our Community: True Layer 0

Layer 1 in crypto refers to the first-layer blockchains that seed the foundation for many other developments. Bitcoin is Layer 1. Ethereum is Layer 1. Hive is Layer 1.

Many have taken this idea and applied it to community and importantly: network effects. Layer 0 has been coined as the community layer. The people who ardently follow the network and actively seek to grow that network because of their aligned incentives.

LeoFinance's Community has been built from the ground up since 2019. We started with nothing, then launched a MVP (minimum viable product) in the form of a Proof of Brain Rewards Token and barebones User Interface that we forked from another project.

After our initial launch, we started to gain some momentum. LeoFinance found itself some true Layer 0 Heroes. People like Taskmaster4450, Scaredycatguide, Abh12345, Gerber, NealMcSpadden and many, many more who were here at the beginning and worked hard to help build LeoFinance into what it is today.

One of the core beliefs of LeoFinance is that all value stems from the Layer 0. That is, The Community of hardcore believers is what matters most in our ecosystem. By focusing on community, we are building the bedrock of the future. Without community, applications are useless. Tools are useless, projects are worthless. Tokenomics don't matter.

Community is everything and that is why we relentlessly focus on our mission statement:

Democratize Financial Knowledge and Opportunities for Our Users.

Network Effects and the Impact of Distributed Ownership

Network effects and mass adoption have been the subject of intense macro investor curiosity. Many people who have invested in things like Amazon, Tesla, Web1 companies, Bitcoin etc. have studied the impacts of Network Effects and they have tried (and some succeeded) to create models to help them make informed decisions about what to invest in, where the cycle is and where mass adoption might take hold.

Distributed ownership is changing the entire landscape of the internet. With companies like Facebook, the company got rich from user interactions and the massive library of content that is continually built by the people who believe they are the customer of Facebook and other large social media corporations.

What many didn't realize - but realize now - is that Facebook and these other corporations built their profits on the blood, sweat and tears of their users. The users are not the customers... They are the product. The users are not buying things from Facebook to generate money for Facebook.

Instead, the users are the product of Facebook's Ad business. User Demographics, User Data, User Generate Content (UGC) and all the other various ways that users wittingly or unwittingly provide value to Facebook are how Facebook became a trillion dollar business in less than 2 decades.

Distributed Ownership turns this model on its head. Instead of Facebook getting rich on the back of UGC, User's take ownership of the platform through Tokenization. We've accomplished this with our LEO token - where users can buy and stake the token to gain more influence on the platform and own their share of the Web3 Revolution.

LeoFinance, Web3 and Tokenization

LeoFinance is a distributed platform. Made up of our Layer 0 community, LEO tokenomics and applications that create a fun and engaging User Experience.

All content on LeoFinance.io is published on a decentralized, immutable blockchain database.

What exactly does this mean? It means that every piece of User-Generated Content: whether it's a post, comment or "like" (Upvote) is published onto a blockchain database that is controlled by a decentralized group of node operators living and operating from all over the world.

LeoFinance does not run this blockchain. We are built as a Layer 2 application on top of this Layer 1 blockchain called Hive, which enables us to instantaneously deploy content and resources on-chain.

The Leo Token also lives on this Hive blockchain as a layer 2 Digital Asset.

By having our content and token live on a blockchain, we're able to do some incredible things. All UGC on LeoFinance is eligible to earn LEO token rewards. The LEO token is a digital asset that is distributed to content creators and content curators on a daily basis and in a decentralized manner.

Web3 is More Than "New Social Media"

Web3 is about decentralizing and democratizing the access that retail investors and average users have to the amazing opportunities of the new age of the internet.

Even in a place like America, retail investors are limited in what they have access to from an investment perspective. They're not allowed to participate in VC investing, for example, unless they're an accredited investor.

Web3 democratizes access to opportunities like this via Smart Contracts that live on various blockchains like Ethereum.

LeoFinance isn't just a social media community. Our Layer 0 lives on a social blockchain where we engage with each other on-chain every single day. From there, we have other layers of opportunities and access that our community taps into on a daily basis.

LeoFinance is a Web3 community in the truest sense of the word. By building, educating our users and providing access to the broader crypto industry, we're democratizing their financial knowledge and opportunity.

Through the advent of Smart Contracts, many applications and communities are able to do incredible things at-scale and provide opportunities that were never possible before.

LeoFinance utilizes dozens of Smart Contracts to conduct a wide variety of operations which enable us to bring opportunities to our Users on a scale that was hitherto undreamt of.


What Do You Think of the LeoFinance Vision as a Community and Team? Leave a Comment Below

Let us know:

  • As a community member, what do you think of our vision statement?
  • What more can be done to move us toward this vision?

Your candid feedback is welcomed and appreciated. If you think we're doing a sucky job, then tell us why and how we can do better. If you think we're doing a great job, then tell us why and how we can do an even better job. We're all in this one together, that's what Web3 is about 🦁

About LeoFinance

LeoFinance is a blockchain-based Web3 community that builds innovative applications on the Hive, BSC, ETH and Polygon blockchains. Our flagship application: LeoFinance.io allows users and creators to engage and share content on the blockchain while earning cryptocurrency rewards.

Our mission is to put Web3 in the palm of your hands.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinanceLeo
Discord: https://discord.gg/E4jePHe
Whitepaper: https://whitepaper.leofinance.io

Our Hive Applications

Join Web3: https://leofinance.io/
LeoMobile (IOS): https://testflight.apple.com/join/cskYPK1a
LeoMobile (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.leofi.mobile
Delegate HIVE POWER: Earn 16% APR, Paid Daily. Currently @ 2.8M HP
Hivestats: https://hivestats.io
LeoDex: https://leodex.io
LeoFi: https://leofi.io
Polygon HBD (pHBD): https://wleo.io/hbd

Web3 & DeFi

Web3 is about more than social media. It encompasses a personal revolution in financial awareness and data ownership. We've merged the two with our Social Apps and our DeFi Apps:

CubFinance (BSC): https://cubdefi.com
PolyCUB (Polygon): https://polycub.com
LEO Wrapping Bridge: https://wleo.io

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The LeoFinance vision has never been more clear. This is the way to the future of Web3.

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this is the way

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this is the way

Definitely for every single users who as stick to the community so far.

Permit me to say the future is here

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This is just the beginning. True web3 system gives way for A continuos Growth. We see that unveiling with leofinance. More would be added to update this vision as we progress.

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True, we can see what it will bring us from our present point, but what remains to be seen are what new goals will be plaotted once we attain those goals.

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Better things await every users in the community and honestly this is another way to see how well the community will be now and in the future

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Agreed this is a great Roadmap to the dreams of Web 3.0, ownership of content, ownership of distribution, ownership of fns/network, ownership of money/token and ownership/governance of the community.

The whole shibang!

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Yeah, I don't really see any other platforms pushing forward like this.

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I completely agree but I don't really think we know what web 3.0 is yet. I do believe LeoFinance will be a part of it.

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We're definitely still in the discovery phase.

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We can journey to what and where we think Web 3.0 will be, but when we get to that location we will change it and want more, so it will be a continuously elusive final destination.

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The Leofinance team is building true value on the blockchain. Love how the community is focusing on building rather than price as people mostly concentrate on price more and spread FUD.

The Leofinance vision is clear and has a great path, but I still feel that the team lack enough PR. I have seen projects with far lesser utilities gain more attraction.

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Bear markets are for buidlers

We've been preparing for this moment by building a massive war chest to onboard developers and team members. While most people FUD over token prices (in the entire crypto market), we'll keep delivering the roadmap.

Hiring devs is far easier when crypto is low. It's time to scale up and ship code like never before 🦁

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Bear markets are for buidlers
Honestly for those with great investment mindset

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Great strategy.

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I can understand and agree with this, it's less about seizing the moment to make money, it's about having time to ignore the markets to build for the next bull run.

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This is how we know a community that is ready to deliver value in the long term. Leofinance had proven this time and again.

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Honestly lot of massive development is going on here and that also is enough to keep the community strength going.

The community is getting better often and often, permit.me zi say the future is finally here

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😂 not yet Bro, we are getting there

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I have seen projects with far lesser utilities gain more attraction.

The whole Hive blockchain needs much more visibility. I do not say marketing, but something good that gives visibility, and bring in new and active users.

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How do you think we can do that, I believe it’s still marketing

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Good things does not necessarily need marketing. For example if you speak to your neighbor about the Hive blockchain, then that is not marketing, but still (at least) one more person. And if he/she tell another person, then (at least) two new people. And so on. It can go literally from mouth to mouth.

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Your right.
Price is what you see, vakue is what you get.

If you liked Leo at one dollar, as I did, you love Leo at it's current price.

I could see the value then in Steemleo days, and everyone with eyes, who takes the time to look can see the value now.

I can't express my belief in this project more then putting my money where my mouth is...

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I think everyone of us should learn that we should be less focus on the price of the token but think about the value it creates and all the LEO tokens are creating so much value.

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Truth. Ignorance is what makes one to keep an eye on price while neglecting to count the value that is offered. The true market value or cap of Leofinance is not in TVL or in Leo price but in the problems solved.

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I couldn't agree more, judging LEO by its price is pure ignorance, at this stage I just lock away every LEO that comes my way, growing my LP is of high importance!

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Yep.
Agreed

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True
Ignorance prevents us from seeing value in front of us, while price makes us chase empty promises.

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Price is what you pay.
Value is what you get.
Value is in the eye of the beholder.

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