DigiByte Foundation Patron & Sponsorship program

Goal of the Sponsorship program:

To engage in meaningful cooperation and partnerships with business entities in the DigiByte community, who subscribe to our views. This value adding relationship will help the DigiByte Foundation achieve its goals: “To protect and promote the true principles of decentralization, and empower DigiByte and its community to further establish and maintain a sustainable decentralized world”. Apart from establishing an intrinsic connection, the program is aimed to generate funding for the DigiByte Foundation, to sponsor community programs and activities. Those activities can be – subject to no conflict with DigiByte Foundation goals - aligned with sponsor’s goals and objectives.

Choose Your Plan

Bronze

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Use of DigiByte Foundation name and logo in sponsor’s communication
  • Listing on DigiByte Foundation website
  • Announcement on Foundation twitter of the sponsorship
  • 25 DigiByte marketing credits

Silver

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Use of DigiByte Foundation name and logo in sponsor’s communication
  • Listing on DigiByte Foundation website
  • 5 Tickets to DigiByte conference
  • Announcement on Foundation twitter of the sponsorship
  • 50 DigiByte marketing credits

Gold

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Use of DigiByte Foundation name and logo in sponsor’s communication
  • Listing on DigiByte Foundation website
  • 10 Tickets to DigiByte conference
  • Discount code for additional tickets
  • Panel-member slot at DigiByte conference
  • Announcement on Foundation twitter of the sponsorship
  • 100 DigiByte marketing credits

Platinum

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Use of DigiByte Foundation name and logo in sponsor’s communication
  • Listing on DigiByte Foundation website
  • Tickets to DigiByte conference
  • Discount code for additional tickets
  • Panel-member slot at DigiByte conference
  • Speaker slot at DigiByte conference
  • Booth at DigiByte conference
  • Announcement on Foundation twitter of the sponsorship
  • 150 DigiByte marketing credits

Patron

Exclusive

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Use of DigiByte Foundation name and logo in sponsor’s communication
  • Listing + placeholder on DigiByte Foundation website
  • Tickets to DigiByte conference
  • Discount code for additional tickets
  • Panel-member slot at DigiByte conference
  • Key note speaker slot at DigiByte conference
  • DigiByte Foundation will supply a speaker at an event organized by patron
  • Booth at DigiByte conference
  • Announcement on Foundation twitter of the Patron ship
  • Retweet by DigiByte Official twitter
  • Regular tweets from the DigiByte Foundation of the Patron ship
  • Patron can publish guest articles on the DigiByte Foundation Website
  • 250 DigiByte marketing credits

About the DigiByte Foundation

General introduction The DigiByte Foundation will be a volunteer managed organization that operates in a nonprofit way. Therefore aspects like accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to all stakeholders is seen as essential.
Goal of the DigiByte foundation
To protect and promote the true principles of decentralization, and empower DigiByte and its community to further establish and maintain a sustainable decentralized world.
Underlying belief
Decentralization is unstoppable, and DigiByte demonstrates just that.
Vision statement (ambition for tomorrow)
Empower the community, decentralize the world!
Mission statement (ambition for today)
To facilitate and support all of DigiByte’s community and be a pilot for the blockchain community at large. Doing so makes DigiByte a catalyst in creating decentralized solutions that can be applied in the social, political and economical landscape. Via use of its secure, fast and forward thinking blockchain technology DigiByte will boosts awareness and adoption, resulting in a more and widely accepted use.
Core values the Foundation subscribes to
Decentralization, Inclusiveness, Permissionless, Integrity, Consensus, Transparency, Openness
Strategic focus points:
Outreach, Awareness, Education, Adoption.

About the DigiByte

• DigiByte (DGB) is a 6 years old rapidly growing global blockchain with a focus on cyber-security, digital payments and dapps. Over 6 years, DigiByte has become the world's fastest, longest and most decentralized UTXO blockchain today.
• DigiByte has never been funded through an ICO or significant amount of pre-mined coins. There is no founder reward or a company controlling the DigiByte. It is a completely volunteer based and community driven blockchain.
• DigiByte has 15 sec block time, negligible fees, SegWit weighted max 1066 TPS on chain scaling, Dandelion++ privacy protocol, thousands of active nodes world wide and 5 synergistic mining algorithms with real time difficulty adjustment.

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If you have any questions or need information,
please send us an email to info@digibytefoundation.io

DigiByte Foundation is ready to receive donations!

The DigiByte Foundation has developed a sponsorship program for the community members and businesses that want to support DigiByte. The program is aimed to generate funding for the DigiByte Foundation to sponsor core development and community programs and activities.

We are very grateful that Vertbase has continuously been showing to be an amazing supporter to DigiByte and is now willing to sponsor the DigiByte Foundation. Vertbase is one of the few exchanges proven to be trustworthy and moreover, they share the same values and business ethics that we, the DigiByte Foundation, consider to be crucial in the DigiByte ecosystem and its principles of decentralization.

Thanks to Vertbase, anyone is now able to donate to the DigiByte Foundation, using this link:
https://app.vertbase.com/donate/dgb_foundation

Vertbase is no longer facilitating the donation platform, please visit our own renewed donation platform:

 https://digibytefoundation.io/product/donate-to-the-digibyte-foundation/

The DigiByte Foundation will present its donor program for DigiByte community members very soon; the so called ‘DigiBees’. For less than $10 per year, you can become a DigiBee. As Donor you will receive voting-assets, so you have a voice in every decision we will make. Appointments of board members, selecting community projects and the spending of funds, etc, all ask for your approval, so you can actively help in shaping and forming the decentralized DigiByte landscape.

Stay tuned. And if you already want to donate… please go ahead. Thanks in advance for your support. This means a lot.

The DigiByte Foundation.

 

Warning: When donating, always be sure to use only the links on the official source, the DigiByte Foundation website. Never trust anyone providing a link, address or QR code in a PM or on social media!

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If you have any questions or need information,
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DigiByte Foundation & Safe Haven Partnership

 

 

The DigiByte Foundation is very excited to announce a new partnership with Safe Haven.
This partnership will include the future integration of their inheritance platform [Inheriti - https://docs.safehaven.io/] on the Digibyte Blockchain and future SafeKey support on DigiByte support systems.

Safe Haven is a digital-asset management organization, that focuses on primarily building crypto-asset solutions to include inheritance, pooling, hardware, and management platforms. Safe Haven has several patent-pending solutions that we believe will allow DigiByte to expand further; supporting our community with new and exciting options.

The first element of collaboration that the DigiByte community can expect is a special edition DigiByte SafeKey. Safe Haven's hardware device SafeKey [https://docs.safetech.io/] has multiple use cases, including FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and FIDO2 authentication for secure login on websites and social media platforms, or can be used as an additional layer of security for cryptocurrency exchanges.

 

 

Moreover, it is crucial for use of the Safe Haven Inheritance Platform, Inheriti. With this additional layer of protection and patented customized internal storage, Inheriti -with SafeKey- can encrypt shares of private keys, passwords, and account details. SafeKey with SSDP technology is the only hardware device that allows for decentralized storage of information and operates with Inheriti.

Inheriti is the only decentralized digital inheritance vehicle available. The Safe Haven community is currently in BETA testing and will be released for public BETA in the very near future. In the meanwhile, you can obtain a SafeKey at the SafeKey Web Store and pay with DigiByte!

Inheriti is expected to be available using the DigiByte Blockchain near the end of 2020.

We are also very grateful to announce Safe Haven as a Gold partner in their sponsoring of the DigiByte Foundation. With the SafeHaven contribution, they are supporting DigiByte and further development of the ecosystem. DigiByte will maintain commitment to the Safe Haven community by securing a Safe Haven Legacy Node for the next 24 months.

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If you have any questions or need information,
please send us an email to info@digibytefoundation.io

Revolutionary Step for DigiByte and its Community

With great pleasure, we’re excited to announce the setup of the DigiByte Foundation.

A great revolutionary step for DigiByte towards protecting and promoting the true principles of decentralization, and to empower DigiByte and its community to further establish and maintain a sustainable decentralized world.

General introduction:

The DigiByte Foundation will be a volunteer managed organization that operates in a nonprofit way. Therefore aspects like accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to all stakeholders is seen as essential.

Goal of the DigiByte foundation:

To protect and promote the true principles of decentralization, and empower DigiByte and its community to further establish and maintain a sustainable decentralized world. Underlying belief: Decentralization is unstoppable, and DigiByte demonstrates just that.

Why now:

The reason why the Foundation is being set up now, and not earlier, is that we see ourselves at crossroads. Firstly we see a tipping point looming for adoption and adaptation of blockchain technology. As we see DigiByte as a pure representative of blockchain principles, we feel this is now also our time to “step to the plate”. Additionally, we have seen and see an increased number of concepts and technologies we feel are contrary to the blockchain principles, and are purely (more) monetary driven. DigiByte is not, and never will be. We also feel there is momentum building that separates the true decentralized projects from the lesser one’s we currently see in the market, and the Foundation can help to establish and protect that difference.

We are not centralized:

Although the tentative Board comes from within the DigiByte community, they are no more or less part of the DigiByte community than anyone else. As you know DigiByte is a pure voluntary operated, not owned by anyone, and has no employees. The Foundation cannot and will not be part of DigiByte. The Foundation is therefore by no means a centralized extension of DigiByte; on the contrary, that would go against anything we all wholeheartedly believe in. The Foundation aims to promote decentralization and empower the DigiByte community. As a Foundation we believe we can help mobilize that community, and work for and with them to achieve just that. In comparison, the Heart Foundation does not represent everyone on this planet, not even all people suffering from heart problems, although everyone has a heart… We do not claim to represent all people who own or use DigiByte, we simply want to be there for them, and invite them to join us in helping to achieve that (empowerment).

What sets us apart:

Numerous blockchain and cryptocurrency projects have set up a Foundation, so will the DigiByte Foundation be any different? Yes, we do believe so for a few reasons. Firstly, as explained above, the Foundation is not an extension of DigiByte; it is not a centralized representation of DigiByte. This is also represented in the deliberate choice not to include DigiByte Founding members in the Foundation’s Board. DigiByte’s founder Jared Tate fully understands that, and endorses that. For the Foundation to be independent — decentralized — he cannot and will not be part of the Foundation. Secondly, the Foundation will ultimately be run by its members. The Board is merely the voice of DigiByte Foundations’ members. That also brings us to the issue of members. Although we have not finalized the membership guidelines yet, we do plan to open up to as many members as possible. We feel there is a massive support for DigiByte and its unwavering stance for true decentralization. Mobilizing that “voice” means we can represent as many from the DigiByte community as possible. What we do know is that the barrier for membership will be extremely low, in the spirit of blockchain’s principle inclusiveness.

Vision statement (ambition for tomorrow):

Empower the community, decentralize the world!

Mission statement (ambition for today):

To facilitate and support all of DigiByte’s community and be a pilot for the blockchain community at large. Doing so makes DigiByte a catalyst in creating decentralized solutions that can be applied in the social, political and economic landscape. Via use of its secure, fast and forward thinking blockchain technology DigiByte will boosts awareness and adoption, resulting in a more and widely accepted use.

Core values the Foundation subscribes to:

· Decentralization

· Inclusiveness

· Permissionless

· Integrity

· Transparency — openness

· Consensus

· Thought leadership

 

Strategic focus points:

· Outreach

· Awareness

· Education

· Adoption

 

Structure/incorporation:

· Will be a nonprofit vehicle, where the legal form will be a Dutch “Stichting*” (Foundation). The Netherlands has a long standing history with foundations, and has one of the best legal frameworks to protect foundations. Charter of that Foundation will predominantly be to allocate resources to the cause or act independently itself to promote that cause.

* = In the US a “Stichting” is called a Public Foundation or Community Foundation. Purely for convenience purposes, we will use the term Foundation

Membership & roles:

Board:

- Chair: Hans Koning

- Secretary & Vice-Chair: Rudy Bouwman

- Treasurer: Rutger Krijnen

Vacancies Board Members: 

- Legal & Compliance

- Community Liaison

- Ethics and integrity

Applications can be sent to info@digibytefoundation.io

Closing date: January 31st 2020

 

Hans Koning (Chair)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanskoningttim/

Twitter: @hanskoning

Drs. Koning has been in the forefront of nascent technologies for more than 25 years. Either as advisor, investor, or as observer, ever since the birth of internet he is committed to learn and guide new technologies in finding its way into society and businesses from the non-technical perspective. He finds it important what technology can do socially, economically and in terms of regulation, rather than how it works. This resulted in a long track record of helping young companies grow and succeed in all corners of the world. He prides himself in having achieved a unique combination of hands-on experience from being involved in the blockchain world and crypto community for 5 years, and on the other hand academic research and insights from his research PhD he is currently pursuing.

 

Rudy Bouwman (Secretary & Vice-Chair)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudybouwman/

Twitter: @RudyBouwman

Rudy is working in the Information Technology for more than 30 years. He has an education in Information Technology and finished a study Senior Management at the Institute of Social Sciences in The Netherlands. Starting as a computer engineer, Rudy developed his career in different management positions and the last 20 years he has a position as shareholder and Director in a IT Maintenance company. In 2017 Rudy started learning about Blockchain Technology and was convinced about the revolutionary impact on society and wanted to play a role in there. Rudy has applied his knowledge and business experiences as core member of DigiByte by reaching out to companies, building and maintaining international relations, and looking for integration opportunities and development of real-world use cases for DigiByte. Rudy was also involved as CMO with the creation of the DigiByte Awareness Team back in May 2018.

 

Rutger Krijnen (Treasurer)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rutger-krijnen-a503895/

Twitter: @justgoodstuff11 Rutger is a 20 years experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of success in IT and Telecommunications industry. He is a strong operations professional skilled in Project Management, PRINCE2, Agile/Scrum, Interim Management, ITIL, IT Service Management, and Change Management. Broad knowledge of Business Processes and IT. Seasoned in successfully managing multiple mergers and acquisitions, migrations, transformations of IT landscapes with the business goals in mind, Rutger is used to work with and to integrate different cultures in the workspace and vendors. He is very active in the block-chain space and within the DigiByte community specifically. And likes to engage with people and organizations towards the goal of creating awareness and acceptance of DigiByte.

 

Advisory committee:

Apart from the Board (legal requirement) there will be an advisory body. That body can help the Foundation achieve its goals, and can bridge/align relevant stakeholders to the Foundation, ensuring all voices/inputs are heard and subsequently weighed, and perhaps even more important all resources are optimally mobilized. This can be on an ad-hoc (temporary bases) or on a fixed-term bases.

No names have been volunteered or suggested, however certain areas of expertise could be of particular use, for instance: Legal, Strategy, Outreach, Liaison DGBAT, Development etc.

Vacancies Advisory committee:

- Funding & Development

- Corporate Strategy & Communication 

- Outreach & Community

- Legal & Compliance

Applications can be sent to info@digibytefoundation.io

Closing date: January 31st 2020

 

 

Community & engagement:

It is important to remember that the Foundation serves two purposes, and two purposes only; promote decentralization and empower the DigiByte community.

A great way to facilitate engagement is to “tie in” the community. An idea that is currently being tossed around is to establish a more intense level of involvement in DigiByte, say in the form of a membership. The word membership is for the lack of a better word, and this does not imply exclusivity, or even worse exclusion to those who are not member.

The great benefit would be that the Foundation would be funded to off-set its cost for incorporation, and it could — depending on number of members gained — sponsor some activities that are in line with the Foundation’s strategy from day one. For instance, we could now be organizing a DigiByte Conference, promotion of adoption projects, thought leadership activities, etc. As the Foundation does not have its own financial resources, and does not have a sec commercial drive, this could kick-start the Foundation, and propel traction and engagement with the community from day one. Finally, but by no means least, it also sets DigiByte and its Foundation apart from the rest of the Foundations and other cryptos. Moreover, it sets a new standard for how we see interaction with the community.

 

 

The last period we have worked hard on the strategic outline, and have agreed on Foundation principles. In the coming period we will be focusing on the next steps, like further building the website, DigiByte Foundation’s Charter, mobilize stakeholder and resources, action plan for incorporation, work on membership initiatives, etc.

Please make sure to follow us (links below) to keep informed about the next steps.

The DigiByte Foundation

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