SMT ICO Review: Connecting Bloggers With Brands Through The Blockchain

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Influencers, bloggers, YouTubers. The new denizens of the online world are known by many names, but they all want one and the same thing: to earn money through their content.

Some do, after a while, if they are lucky, while most, of course, don’t. The vast majority must resign themselves to gaining a certain level of exposure and following before moving on to something else.

The reason most social media dwellers never make any financial gain out of their time and passion is lack of contacts; it is difficult to connect with the right people at the right time.

SocialMedia.Market (SMT) is a new ICO that proposes a solution to this quandary, by creating a social media platform to connect bloggers and advertisers, built on blockchain technology.

SMT: The monetization of content through the blockchain

SMT’s platform will create an advertising marketplace where bloggers and social media influencers will connect with brands worldwide, to gain further exposure, and monetize their content.

According to SMT, the platform “will create new opportunities for content monetization, community engagement and audience exposure.”

SMT in figures & quick facts

  • Token name – Social Media Token (SMT)
  • ICO start date – February 9th 2018
  • ICO end date – February 16th 2018
  • Token worth – 1 ETH = 2,500 SMTs
  • Hardcap – 16,000 ETH

Note that you can contribute to the ICO with the following currencies: ETH, BTC, XRP, BCH, DASH, DOGE, ETC, NEO, XMR, ZEC.

 The SMT token

https://twitter.com/SocialMedia_io/status/961934285979742208

The company will issue its own currency, the SMT token (SMT), which will be based on the ERC-20 Standard.

According to SMT’s marketing blurb, “The Social Media Token will create a self-driven economy, based on constant cooperation between influencers, advertisers, marketing agencies, and agents”.

Once created, the SMT token will be distributed as follows:

  • Token Sale – 80%
  • Platform & Core Functionality – 15%
  • Partners & Bounty & Advisors – 5%

Bonus System

SMT will offer a bonus system to incentivize contributors.

  • Pre-sale – 20%
  • Public sale (Days 1-5) – 15%
  • Public sale (Days 6-20) – 10%
  • Public sale (Days 21-35) – 5%

Privileges for token holders

Purchasing tokens beyond a certain threshold will afford certain privileges.

Holders of:

  • 5,000 SMT tokens will enjoy reduced service fees and agents admission
  • 10,000 SMT tokens or more will get premium tools for brands and bloggers
  • 15,000 SMT tokens will receive premium tools for brands and bloggers

Social media presence and digital footprint

https://twitter.com/SocialMedia_io/status/961253366876819456

Here are the numbers for SMT at the time of writing (February 2018).

  • Twitter – 3,268 followers
  • Facebook – 41,400 followers
  • Instagram – 1,578 followers
  • Telegram – 6,044 followers

This ICO sports a pretty impressive following on social media, which is to be expected as social media itself is SMT’s reason to be.

The team

https://twitter.com/SocialMedia_io/status/956254488440070144

SMT’s website presents a team of 31 people, plus 10 advisors.

The team fields varied expertise, from blockchain to UI design, financial, Social Media, etc.

The site expressly states that SMT’s team will expand to 70 people in the near future.

Competition

Social media is a subject matter favored by a lot of ICOs. Friendz (which we reviewed not long ago), JET8, Mavin, and Sphere Social to name but a few. The battle for dominance of the social media blockchain is on.

White paper

https://twitter.com/SocialMedia_io/status/961449620437168128

Consult the SMT Whitepaper for detailed information about its platform, additional features, etc.

Conclusion

SMT’s proposition of a transparent marketplace to connect social media bloggers and brands is sound, but there are many other ICOs out there with the same offering.

The site highlights the fact that the intended Soft Cap has been reached, but this ICO’s full capitalization is a long way off.

https://twitter.com/SocialMedia_io/status/961913847882960897

We’ll revisit SMT’s progress in due course.

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