When it comes to the development of Monero – you have at least 2 distinct parts:
- The protocol itself, written in C++, and implemented by the wallets and daemon that users and miners use.
- The applications built to utilize the protocol. Current examples include exchanges, eCommerce sites and gambling games
#1 is generally going well.
#2 – I hope we can grow more.
I’m proposing we expand the quantity of YouTube tutorial videos (mirrored to decentralized YouTube alternatives)
These would walk the user through some basic, but essential functions, that they can then use in their own web apps.
An initial focus could be web apps, but also important would be mobile app development tutorials.
Simply put – the easier we make it for developers to use and integrate Monero – the more likely it is to happen (I hypothesize).
YouTube is one of the top places, other than text search engines, that people look for help.
If we can lower the barrier to entry, and make it quicker and easier to integrate Monero, that can only be a good thing.
Examples of the types of videos needed:
- How to connect to the RPC*
In the scenario of a membership site:
- Creating new subaddresses per user
- Checking if the current month has been paid for
- Allowing or restricting access based on payment status
In the scenario of an eCommerce store:
- Again, creating subaddresses per user
- Checking if the payment has been received
- Allowing you to update the user interface based on payment status
*YouTuber elibro has already made a good example YouTube video for connecting to the RPC in Python
How do we achieve this?
2 main options:
- We ask for volunteers (and potentially fund them an amount for their time)
- We run a competition. So for example, we specify the videos we want created by x date, and offer the best 2 versions of these y amount of Monero
A working crypto example of #2 is the email newsletter Balajis Srinivasan sends out via 1729.com. They set tasks that readers can complete for payment in Bitcoin.
I'm in favor of #2 personally.
I'm curious to hear from you:
- If this sounds useful?
- Useful enough to donate to?
- How you might improve/adjust the idea?
- An estimate of how much Monero we should pay per video?