Catching you up on PeakD.com
Sneak Peek From HiveFest
@jarvie gave a presentation about interacting with users during HiveFest. Though the presentation wasn't about PeakD it did have a few teasers about what the user experience may be like in the near future. We are excited about the future of PeakD.com and are confident you’ll share in our excitement after reading this post.
IN THIS POST:
- Increased Readership of PeakD
- Splinterlands / PeakMonsters Success
- New Partner
- Upcoming Developer Job Listing
- End of Funding Proposal
- What's Next
At the time of writing, Peakd.com was ranked the #16,614 website in the world based on engagement according to Alexa.com.
Alexa is only an estimating system, but we can corroborate the uptrend of the last few months because we have indeed seen increased traffic on our analytics as well. Our ranking on Alexa.com is useful as a point of validation during conversations with potential employees and partners.
Readership has more than doubled this year
PREPARING FOR LARGE GROWTH
The growth we experienced this year was completely organic as we haven’t yet done any marketing or PR for PeakD. We have big plans for the future, however, we are currently still focused on securing the foundation of the company by developing additional key features and expanding our team in order to support the massive growth we anticipate in 2022.
The meteoric success of Splinterlands was a great stress test for the Hive blockchain. Based on Hive’s stellar performance during the rise of Splinterlands, we are confident that the Hive blockchain will be able to support our anticipated growth moving forward. We’re now looking forward to the release of RC delegations and helping to make sure it’s successful.
Stay tuned for 2022 as we make some much needed upgrades and begin executing on our exciting growth strategy.
Splinterlands Transaction Data: Average number of blockchain transactions per day was close to 4 million
SPLINTERLANDS’ IMPACT ON PEAKD
The success of Splinterlands, especially the recent release of Chaos Legion, was a major contributing factor for the increase in new visitors and overall engagement on PeakD this year.
In the last 30 days, over 127k visitors read at least one post related to Splinterlands. Our analytics also showed that the most visited pages on PeakD were also related to Splinterlands.
Other P2E games, such as Axie Infinity, are also beginning to build a large audience of readers on the site, which is a great indicator of growth opportunities for us.
As a contributing team to the Hive ecosystem, we’ve built and currently manage two projects. PeakD is our main focus with PeakMonsters (https://peakmonsters.com/), a leading marketplace for @splinterlands game assets, being our other project.
A few months ago, as interest in Splinterlands began to blow up, our team evaluated whether we should shift our focus to PeakMonsters for a few months or continue to focus on PeakD. We ultimately decided it would be in the best interest of both projects to make the shift and have spent a considerable amount of time on PeakMonsters since then. Today, we are happy to report that due to the success of PeakMonsters, we now have the capital necessary to properly support the ongoing development of PeakD and are in the process of shifting our focus back to that project. We are also now in a position to grow our team so we can work on multiple projects at once, which will allow us to take advantage of new opportunities without sacrificing time and effort on current projects.
NEW PARTNER IN TRAINING
As many of you know, we are a small team of builders and although we are extremely happy with what we’ve accomplished, we believe it’s time to grow the executive team. We are adding a new partner to the mix who will help us create a corporate foundation from which we’ll be better able to maximize our efforts as a team. The new partner will also help to identify new opportunities, grow our user base, and secure new strategic partnerships.
We are excited to be adding a partner who’s been in crypto since 2011, is recognized as a featured speaker at industry events, and who has advised or worked with many crypto companies ranging from exchanges to Fintech startups to NFT projects. A formal introduction to the partner will be made in a future post.
DEVELOPER JOB LISTING
We are hiring! Or at least we will be hiring very soon. We have big plans for 2022, which will require a large amount of development work to accomplish, so we’re looking to add a senior level developer to our team.
It’s a very competitive market, but based on our recent accomplishments and long-term vision, we anticipate interest in the job will be overwhelming and that it will take some time sifting through the applicants to find the RIGHT person. If you know someone that would be a good fit, please encourage them to apply.
We’ll share a link to the job listing in a future post.
HIVE FUNDING PROPOSAL
We let our Hive Funding Proposal expire in early November. We are so very grateful to all those who believed in us and our project. Our proposal had the most voting accounts of any proposal in the history of Hive or Steem. The many months of funding provided us the ability to devote our time and energy to the project and build the infrastructure to now grow our team as we move toward the growth phase of the company. As many know, getting people to change jobs and commit to a startup full-time doesn't require just a monthly wage, it also requires the security of knowing that the monthly wage will be there for many months into the future.
We love the proposal system! It allows builders to create value for the whole Hive ecosystem. We hope to see many more proposals and look forward to supporting them as the community supported us.
We don’t have any plans to create another proposal right now, but you may see a new proposal from us in the future and we hope that you’ll consider voting for it if/when the time comes.
Expand the team
Add critical features
Fortify the site to handle anticipated growth
Please stand by for the post with details about the full-time senior level developer job.
In 2021, we spent considerable time exploring ways to improve the PeakD user experience. Our exploration included creating mockups and soliciting user tests and feedback, which informed the new user experience we’re excited to implement over the next few months.
While we work on these please share your requests here and on discord we'd love to hear them.
We are positioned to grow rapidly and will be dedicating a substantial portion of our time and resources to grow our user base. You can expect to see us more active in the blockchain community and on social media in 2022.
Lastly, we want to thank you all for your support! We are building PeakD for you so your input is the most valuable resource we have. We hope you’ll continue sharing feedback and ideas to improve PeakD today and in the coming year. We’d love to hear from you here in the comments or over on our discord server. https://discord.gg/Fy3bca5