Critical Analysis: Swarm City
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SwarmCity is currently number 74 on coinmarketcap.com
the price is $4.53 per coin
the circulating supply is 6 million coins
24 hour volume is 1.6 million dollars
and the market cap is 31 million dollars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xljDR4yDd4c&t=553sSwarm city has been described by one of its contributors, Matthew Carano as “a decentralized commerce meta-platform.”
Before it’s rebranding into Swarm city, it was called Arcade City. This project was created by a man who was an Uber driver who was sick of being harassed by the local taxi drivers in New Hampshire, to the point where he decided to create his own true peer to peer ride sharing organization. Now a quick google search will reveal to you that this man had a flair for bad business ethics. So with this in mind I can’t help but have an extra critical eye on this project. Even though there is now a new lead man in charge, Bernd Lapp, there’s been an issue with the early investors of the token sale that has yet to be resolved.
Despite the negative beginnings and some issues being swept under the rug, this project does have some promising applications.
They are definitely focusing more on ride sharing at the moment, but this platform has the potential to unleash a whole new way for freelancers of all sorts to connect with a new way to make money.
Here is a basic summary of how Swarm City will work:
Communities will be formed using swarm city’s hashtag groups.
These groups will be monitored and regulated according to the individual who initialized it.
That individual will be responsible for dealing with conflict resolutions and other discrepancies within their created hashtag.
Each successful transaction that you are a part of will reward you with a positive reputation point. Your reputation does not transfer from one hashtag to another.
If you want to request a service, let’s say you need a ride, you will post your ride request in an appropriate hashtag, including your location and destination with the amount of SWT you want to pay for the ride.
You’ll receive counter-offers from those willing to drive you and then you choose who you want to do business with.
In order to insure that neither party will desert the transaction- both you and the driver will deposit the amount agreed upon into a smart contract and once the ride is complete the funds will be released and sent to the recipient.
At this point, the newly released boardwalk phase is open to the public.
Users can begin to gain reputation points in the #pioneer hashtag.
It’s pretty simple and straightforward interface and it is important to note that Boardwalk is not the final stage for Swarm City- which may have caused some confusion for eager investors thus resulting in a dip in price immediately following the boardwalk release.
One issue that I do see with Swarm City is the fact that it is a ride sharing application, meaning it is reliant on users geolocation. The problem I see with this is the fact that crypto has not seen mass adoption yet, and the chances of having a concentrated area with crypto users seems unlikely at this point. Consider this: Swarm City’s competition includes well-known companies like Uber and Lyft, and they don’t require their customers to learn how to use a whole new form of money and there are plenty of drivers around that are available to give them rides within minutes. It’s easy to see that right now Swarm City has an uphill battle to establish a solid user base.
Swarm City could on the other hand prove to be like Steemit, which introduces people to crypto through a motivation to make money by using the platform and forming social groups which gives the platform the network effect necessary to ensure long-term success.
Down the road when there are more people familiar with crypto, I believe that Swarm City has a great chance to be a high traffic platform. I’d like to thank Joshua in the swarm city slack channel for answering my questions on the swarm city slack channel. If you have any questions or are curious about the progress of this project, their slack channel is a great place to ask.
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