An Important Lesson From Palnet

This week we got a major announcement from the Palnet team that really exemplifies something that we all tend to do.

Before getting into that, I want to state I always hated the term "sh*tcoin". I find it to be very demeaning to the teams behind different projects. Also, there is a major problem with this viewpoint. To draw this conclusion means one has knowledge about what is going on behind the scenes. If that is not the case, then one is simply espousing an opinion without any idea of what is going on. I guess you could say this is ignorance at its best.

Does that mean every token is legitimate and going to succeed? Absolutely not. There are scams out there, that we cannot deny. There are also projects that realistically have little chance to get off the ground due to a variety of factors. Ultimately, we are talking about technological projects which require business sense, money, and some expertise. The timing also has to be correct.

That said, I think everyone could have gotten a wake up call from the Palnet team.


Here is an example of a token that I do not believe many were optimistic about. The price went from roughly .70 to somewhere around .04. It is a general type of tribe that allows most any content. Thus, the market concluded there was little reason to hold this token.

I guess you could say that people were putting PAL in the "sh*tcoin" category.

The announcement this week showed how wrong people were. Certainly, there is a chance that this token never goes anywhere. However, that does not mean the team behind the project is not addressing issues.

To start, they are revamping the token economics. I won't go into all of the details other than to say they are reducing some of the payout to the moderators on Discord while also doing an airdrop to those who are staking PAL tokens. This is going to happen over a 9 month period.

They also have a couple of projects in the works. The details were rather sketchy so there is little to comment upon. They did refer to a Palnet application and something to do with NFTs in the first part of the year.

What does this mean? Simply that the project is not dead. There are plans in place and activity being undertaken to move forward. Will this result in a massive breakthrough? I have no idea. What I can say is that the Palnet project is being viewed in a different light by many as compared to what the prevailing thought was on it earlier in the week.

Then we get this tidbit from @r0nd0n. He is part of the Palnet team which means this announcement might be part of their larger picture (or this could be a completely separate project). Either way, we are going to see another application added to Steem, one that using the immutability feature of blockchain.

It basically uses Steem for text archival and payment for the service. Essentially, it is a data retention service.

Here is a write up about the project:

As noted, this could be a completely separate from anything the Palnet team is doing. Either way, the point is there is a lot that is taking place that most of us are not aware of. Something like Palnet was viewed as a sinking ship only to reveal there are major plans to keep it afloat.

Which harkens us to the bigger picture: What is going to be the application that sends things flying? I bet if we all posted what we thought, there is a great likelihood almost all of us would be wrong. It is hard to guess what is going to provide the breakthrough. While the present moment has people looking to the apps that are having some success, that does not mean that others are not developing things that will really send things flying.

This is an evolving process. As long as there is a team working behind the scenes of a token, there is a chance that things come together. Statistical probability is such that many will end up doing very little. Yet, there are going to be those that were overlooked that end up as gems (many of us feel the market is overlooking STEEM and believe it will be a gem of the crypto world).

It is easy to draw conclusion and to write a project off. This could be the mistake of a lifetime. There are opportunities before us that could change the life of any individual on here. The key is to find out which ones.

Since it is impossible to know what is going on with everything, I find it best to spread things out, playing percentages instead of putting everything into one or two projects. Steem allows for that. I know there are tokens that look dead today which will be regrets for people in a year or two. My hope is to have a few of them in my wallet.

It is funny how a project is deemed dead just before a major announcement. After that, it is often a token many wish they had more of.

Palnet gave us all a reminder. The proverbial "do not judge a book by its cover" comes into play. Looking at a token only at surface level and based upon pricing action will not tell the entire story in most instances. There is a lot more taking place than meets the eye.

Thus, we might want to try being too rigid with how we size up projects. There is a great chance we do not have all the information.

This approach might mean a lot more money in our wallets down the road.

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15.12.2019 14:41

since it's inception, I'm looking for a reason why we need a PAL token. Since ever and still - I did not find one ;-) There is zero that can be done with PAL that could not be done with STEEM. So why does the world need PAL?

15.12.2019 14:47

I have been part of PAL since nearly the inception. Alot of the mods have become real life friends. With that said though, there isn't a use case for needing PAL coin. There is rumbles that it will be needed to pay for NFT stuff, that could give it some demand....I will wait and see as the success of the coin is success for people I'd like to see succeed, but I've hinged my investment wagon to LEO and DEC token for the most part. I just hold my original PAL stake.

15.12.2019 15:25

Indeed @scaredycatguide. There is simply no reason to purchase / hold PAL tokens.

No user case, no extra visibility on their website.

17.12.2019 10:38

I saw that palnet post a few mins after it came out and scooped up 500 pal coins at .029 apiece.. im kicking myself for not buying way more and then selling them at nice profit but i really didnt know if this announcement was gonna change much because like you said it was considered a "shitcoin."

Although though I stopped paying attention to palnet I never doubted the minnowsupport team aka palnet, they have always been a solid team with good ideas. I am happy to see them do something positive like this.

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16.12.2019 02:51

I saw Partiko as the raising start and the dapp who would bring the masses, but I still hope Partiko has a plan and is working behind the scenes.

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16.12.2019 05:10

Thanks palnet

16.12.2019 09:25

Show me the money is what I'm saying about all these community tokens. How are you intending to create value behind the token and I have to admit that PAL is one of the better-performing ones I've seen so far.

Definitely not selling all my Steem and converting it to PAL, but it's been fun slowly investing in some of these profits and taking a little off the top every now and then in profit to wait for a dip to buy back in the future.

16.12.2019 12:06

Dear @taskmaster4450

the biggest problem of this token was the fact, that they started with massive airdrop. This is the worst marketing method I can imagine so far. Giving free tokens left and right = it create particular mindset and believe that this token is worth very little.

It create huge supply, and kills demand (purchasing any token which is being redistributed via aidrops is a huge put-off for investors).


17.12.2019 10:37