Hello and welcome to the Slatepacks Market BETA
The Slatepacks market was set up to expand the GRIN economy and build a social network of trust within the GRIN community in which users can buy and sell items in exchange for GRIN or exchange GRIN for bitcoin / altcoins.
With few options to exchange GRIN and Knockturn Allee no longer updating, my small team believes that providing GRIN users a community market to exchange GRIN is a key component for moving GRIN’s success forward, no matter how low-tech this solution may seem.
I know many people are working on solutions for use-cases of GRIN and I hope those projects are a success. I sincerely believe (and hope) that new projects will fill this spot for GRIN and that we’ll eventually see a p2p e2ee exchange and market.
My new friend and a long-time GRIN community member Renzokuken said it best: “Its a start”
After being inspired by this interaction learning people would like to purchase my merch with GRIN I started talking to some GRIN community members and thinking of “low-tech solutions” for this problem:
Slatepacks Market will provide a place for users to sign up and buy/sell goods, services and exchange their GRIN with other users. Escrow services are available and senior members of the GRIN community are highly encouraged to sign up and provide escrow services for the health of the GRIN economy.
Slatepacks Market is in “beta” until this market proves reliability.
Slatepacks Market is using Lemmy - a link aggregator, discussion and reputation system for the Fediverse. A great video to watch to get a basic idea of the Fediverse is Fixing Social Media for Good posted by Luke Smith on Jan 13/2021. Lemmy is FOSS and built in Rust, Actix, Diesel, Inferno, and Typescript. This Lemmy instance currently has no plans to federate.
Anybody can join the Slatepacks Market, but it takes trust in high doses to complete trades. Again - senior members of the GRIN community are highly encouraged to join and participate in this project. Do your own research before conducting trades and trusting escrow services!
Currently this site is administrated by myself and moderated by my business partner @PostSin@slatepacks.com. We are looking for volunteer staff.
I’m Arthur on Slatepacks - grindoggo on Keybase, 2ro on Github and dog on the grin forums. My PGP key can be found here. You can reach me through DM here or email firstname.lastname@example.org – I might take longer to reach you by Keybase or email however.