Time to share
Time for fair rewards
A new world is coming
We’re all learning
We’ve all got questions
Questions & Answers
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Simon Hooper, the co-founder and CEO of ReMeLife introduces the proposition behind ReMeLife and answers some questions, about how and why it was founded and why tokens have become important to the care ecosystem.
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Can you explain
ReMeLife in a nutshelll
ReMeLife in one paragraph
ReMeLife is a ‘Careocracy’, a pioneering social impact business that offers a unique rewards-based care model that utilises the power of decentralised communities. Its rewards based regulatory compliant REME utility token is deployed on a POA blockchain that leverages human capital, democratises the value inherent in digital care work and captures and monetises personal data for the benefit of its Members.
The app ecosystem enables Members to build a ‘care to earn’ care work derived passive income and to access ReMeLife’s ‘CareFI’ version of DeFi, called ReMeFi, to plan for their future financial needs. ReMeLife shares its wealth with its Members, through a smart contract managed Member governed DAO. ReMeLife’s ecosystem of opportunity for its Members (including its ReMeVerse gateway to the metaverse) is creating a new world for care, one that’s intended to bring ‘sharing to caring and community into care’; and, to make care giving more fun, more eclectic and less burdensome for those in the frontline.
ReMeLife proves that ‘Crypto Cares’. ReMeLife is Health 3.0 and is the future.
How to purchase
Can you show me how to purchase REMEs?
There are two ways to buy REMEs. If you are new to crypto we suggest you do both. For buying some REMEs using fiat and stripe, will get you into the swing of things. But we do think that you should use this opportunity to become crypto confident, as there will be more opportunities on the horizon, as the world becomes increasingly ’cryptofied’ and as the metaverse beckons.
The following two options produce the same outcome, provide the same SAFT based paperwork and have the same terms, other than transactional costs.
Option 1: Fiat & Stripe
This is the same as any retail transaction, so not much to tell you. You can make a purchase of between £10 – £10,000. So, if you want to make a bigger purchase than this, then please make multiple transactions, or contact us directly (email@example.com ) so that we can make a manual transaction.
Option 2: Coinbase & Tokens
This method enables you to purchase REMEs using other tokens. But if you do not have any Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETHER) in a token wallet, then you will need to get set up.
1. So, the first thing to do is to choose a wallet. Most people start with getting a MetaMask wallet here. Once downloaded, install it as a plugin in your browser so that you have easy access to it during the purchase process.
2. Now you will need to buy some crypto so that you can trade it for REMEs.
Open up your MetaMask wallet. It will look like this but will probably have no ETH or any other tokens in it. Follow the guidance below in red.
You can buy any token you like, but we recommend using BTC or ETH, as these are what we prefer to hold and to use to manage the business of ReMeLife.
Click on the Buy and choose the method of purchase you prefer, such as MoonPay, Wyre, or Coinbase.
3. Got them? Now you’re ready to start the REME purchase process. Visit the ReMeLife.io token purchase page here. Enter your name and email address and hit Next.
4. On this next page, choose the token that you wish to send to ReMeLife in exchange for REME’s (unless you want to pay with Coinbase).
Ethereum (ETH) is a good way to start. For ETH is used for transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, which is where ReMeLife is based. So, just like with PayPal, you’ll pay a small transaction fee for buying REMEs.
We’ll use ETH for this example, so click on Ethereum.
5. On this next page you’ll see a QR code and the advice to: ‘Send ETH on Ethereum network. Open your crypto wallet and scan the QR code, or copy the ETH address below to make a payment’.
The wallet address that you see, 0x707ecb29f51d16420740b357cec5b44d42e359f2, is ReMeLife’s Coinbase account address/wallet (think of it as our bank account, although it’s a floating number so it changes for security). This is the address that you’re going to send your tokens to, to make the purchase of REMEs. You can scan or copy this address to use in your MetaMask wallet, to tell it to send your tokens, such as ETH, to our wallet to make the purchase.
6. Now open your MetaMask wallet, click the blue Send circle and paste the ETH address as copied from the page before, into the Send Box and it will then open up to the next page.
You can now enter the amount of ETH that you want to use to pay for your REMEs. And the box will tell you how much fiat this is equivalent to at today’s ETH price.
Then click Next.
7. The following page summarises your intended transaction. Hit confirm to complete the purchase. That’s it.
And don’t forget, if you send over £500 you get automatic membership to Blui’s VIP Club
All done. Thank you.
It’s going to be an exciting ride, whether you decide to promote us, tell your friends, become an Ambassador. But please do join all of our social media, to keep up to date and to forward our posts and tweets. For it’s all about community.
Why do you think
that tokens are better
Why should I buy tokens instead of traditional equity?
It’s the question that we all have to ask ourselves at some point in time. For me, it came 3 years ago, after a VC had broken it’s promise and withdraw its formal offer to fund our business, and when banks then refused to lend to our care software business, preferring instead to invest, yet again with government money, in high yield financial gambling. And finally, when I sat in one of the UKs most expensive restaurants, during lockdown, and saw that no one was wearing a mask unlike everyone in the MacDonald’s where I had had lunch the same day… and listened to the neighbouring table laugh as they talked about how much money they were going to make out of lockdown. I had a road to Damascus moment; for it was suddenly clear, as Marcellus put it in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, that ‘something smelt rotten in the state of Denmark’. Or to put it another way, I began to wonder, is it a rigged system? The REME is the outcome of years of research and work during lockdown.
So yes, we believe that tokens are better than equity for the following reasons.
- Purchasing Equity
- Purchasers buy equity in early start-ups often at a fictional share valuation.
- And with no discount to a stated market price at their launch.
- Then the shares sit dormant with no liquidity, so there’s no ability to sell, until either the business sells or floats.
- The shares have no secondary purpose in that they cannot be used to purchase products, be lodged as security easily to gain a yield (unless you are an elite fund managed, bank nurtured investor of course).
- Unless the business lists on a secondary market. which is unlikely as it’s nonbeneficial for the business to allow prospective shareholders to buy shares at a discount thereby reducing their ability to further raise.
- The only reason shareholders often buy is because of the perceived protection of EIS which is basically saying ‘because 75% of business go bust, when one does, we will give you a tax break’. Not a great reason to choose to invest in a business.
- VC’s fund a group of business ventures in a fund, give them their first round of investment, promise them a follow on round and then look for a return over say 5-10 years. But …
- They often devalue what the existing shareholders get through dilution, force them out, etc.
- When one company looks to become a unicorn, they then channel the moneys in the fund to that unicorn, reducing and often bankrupting the other companies, even if they are doing ok, to the detriment of the existing shareholders.
- Equity when released at IPO’s, only offers discounted Private Sale opportunities to the ‘friends’ of the issuer. The average person has no such access to such opportunities, other than through crowd funding (which rarely offers discounts other than to again friends and family), which has not proved to be a particularly successful model in terms of exits, in part due to a lack of share liquidity.
- Equity offers no direct social impact benefits, other than the companies own focus.
- Purchasing tokens
- Pre-Sales purchasers get a chance to buy tokens at a discount to the subsequent exchange price.
- The pump and dump that is often seen with IPO’s is, with tokens that have serious intent, controlled. For vested founder, team and Private round sold tokens are locked up, often for years, to prevent the pump and dump so often seen in TradFi IPO launches.
- Many tokens are multiple purpose utility tokens. For example, REMEs can be …
- used to purchase discounted products in the ReMe Market.
- sold on a token exchange, such as Binance.
- Staked in ReMeLife DeFi module (CareFI) providing a yield and a plan for the future
- They can also be used for staking in our ReMeLife DeFi module, called ReMeFi, in which a token holder will be able to gain between 8-15% pa yield unlocked, rather than say 1.5% or a bit more if locked up in bank instrument. They can therefore provide a plan for the future.
- Donated to charities, etc.
- Token exchanges operate the same as the stock market, in that they define market value. But it can be argued that token exchanges are less manipulated with automated smart contract-based market making as opposed to brokers/market makers ‘doing what they do’ with equity.
- We are finding now that family offices and VCs recognise that the equity model is partly broken, since no one wants to be locked up in a recession or any time for that matter. Hence funds like BlackRock, State street, Fidelity, Vanguard, etc., are putting a large percentage of their investment into crypto to balance their portfolios (i.e., Blackrock owns 16.3% of MicroStrategy and has a Bitcoin Trust), since …
- with token liquidity, they can sell their tokens when they want to focus on their unicorn without destroying the other business in the fund.
- they have, during the life of the fund, a measure of the value of the businesses courtesy of the market value for the tokens and therefore can better assess the value of the fund and be better able to source further funding
- tokens are often a better store of value. For tokens, unlike traditional ‘paper’ currencies and even the non-gold backed dollar (which as we all know is inflationary with uncapped quantitative easing driven supply), such as bitcoin (and the REME) have a fixed limited supply (like the REME) and so are deflationary. And therefore, they are better hedges in times such as now. Along with others, such as gold. But check out the storage costs of gold.
- Crypto cannot be quashed due to …
- its existence in the cloud, its software smart contract driven process and its decentralised nature.
- and, since blockchain and tokens are the building blocks and currency of the Metaverse and NFT’s. In this growing world, equity will be nowhere to be seen. Tokens however, (such as the REME) will be portable across the Metaverse and will gain further value and enhanced liquidity as their utility grows. ReMeLife owns the ‘ReMeVerse’ brand and is a portal for its members to the metaverse. As such, the value of the REME and its utility will grow alongside the emergence of the metaverse.
Of course, at first the principal buyers of REMEs are those that were clever enough to have bought crypto early and that are sitting on this crypto wealth, even with the current price drop. They are those that want to see the continuing evolution of crypto in society. Why? Because crypto exchanges offer an egalitarian system that’s more socially fair than the current oligarchic, manipulated and unfairly restrictive current system, where the benefits of financial instruments are skewed (corrupted? See Bretton Woods/Euro dollar/Midland Bank/offshore scandals, subprime, Enron, etc.,etc. etc.) to benefit the affluent, whilst those that need such benefits, the poor, those involved in care (and me), see nothing other than some paltry hand outs (see oil company profits, sky rocketing energy costs and a gov tiddly £300 handout).
For this reason, we intend to bring those that have little understanding or access into crypto, into its world. We’re doing this through our passive ‘care to earn’ rewards based care model, through the Blui meme and through the appeal of our NFT strategy.
Also of course crypto holders, whether large entities or young crypto ‘cognoscenti’, want to see the overall price of the crypto market grow to assist drive their current holdings… and it has to be said that the young care more about the environment, climate change and positive non authoritarian social change than do the older strata or society, that is more geared towards short termist maintenance of their current existence and equity portfolios, rather than to a future that they will not be part of and for which they have already feathered the nests of their young. Many believe that crypto prevents the ugly face of authoritarianism that is on the rise everywhere, that it fights the seemingly inevitable emergence of Central Bank digital currencies (CBDC’s) controlling our lives and, through decentralised DAO’s, reduces today’s corporate and large tech monopolistic hegemony over our lives.
These views regarding the importance of crypto and its ability to achieve positive change, are not anarchic (as the press like to make out). They are just the facts, that I read, all around us. Crypto is not even disruptive. Crypto is just an opportunity for positive egalitarian transformational change. Change that is badly needed if we’re all to address today’s growing fractionalisation of society into ‘tribes’ (the usual divide and conquer strategy traditionally used to control a population) that’s now so endemic, and that’s putting society, courtesy of the ever-widening gap between the have and have nots and these ‘warring’ tribes (racism, religion, immigration, climate change groups, etc), into a daily ever worsening spiral of discontent. It’s up to all of us to participate. Crypto gives us a way to do so, to make a statement, without having to go on the streets! 25% of the UK has already done so by buying crypto over the last two years.
Regarding myself, and with such a turbulent societal, economic and political backdrop, personally, if I had any money at all, I would want the secure value of gold, the portability of diamonds, the less inflation sensitivity of …. mmm…. And liquidity, liquidity, liquidity. No ‘TradFi’ investment asset possesses all of those criteria. Crypto does.
ReMeLife has created an opportunity that offers the power and potential of crypto, one that is intended to address our Members needs in these tough times. And with a long term aim to assist our children have a future that is free, and that equitably shares in the financial value inherent our daily contribution to society.
Apologies for the soliloquy but hey, how often does one get to talk to an audience. So, to conclude, ReMeLife’s mantra’s, strap lines, call them what you will, may sound flippant, even trite. But they are what we believe, and what we’re building for. For, ‘sharing IS caring’, ReMeLife IS a ‘Careocracy’, and yes, ‘Crypto Cares’.
How to invite
your friends to join
your ReMeLife network
How can I invite my family, friends and social network to join my ReMeLife network?
Building a network of friends, family and anyone in your social network or that you meet, that has an interest in family connectivity, caring or crypto, is easy. And when you invite them to gain from ReMeLife’s free apps, you’ll passively earn crypto.
Simply send each of them an email with your Invitation Link embedded in it. You will find this Invitation Link in both your wallet and in the ReMeLife Referral Program page (RRP). Copy and paste it into an email.
Or you can do the same to your friends (or as a group if you use your social media’s tools) via your social media. You can use the social links in the RRP to start that process.
This link, when clicked by the invited person, will take them to the ReMeLife Wallet & RRP registration page. When they’ve completed registration, they will automatically be added to your network (as you will be able to see in the RRP interface) and you will receive CAP’s (Care Action Points) as a reward for their having joined. Later, you will be able to convert these CAPs to REME Tokens (which are ERC20 Ethereum based tokens) and so will be able to trade them for cash on a crypto exchange…or use them to make product purchases in the ReMeLife Market.
So how to invite your friends? Well you can write whatever you like, but here’s a typical email, that we know works and which you can copy and paste.
I’ve recently joined the ReMeLife Ecosystem. This is an online community that supports families and those that need to be connected, especially when care is involved. ReMeLife provides free apps and many services. But perhaps its key feature is that when you use ReMeLife’s apps to support and engage with others in your social network, you earn crypto tokens. You earn them as you do those things that you are doing anyway. And you earn them passively in background. They just appear in your wallet.
So I would like to invite you to join my network, and also to build your own network. There are no costs, no work involved and no catches. ReMeLife just provides great free apps and a means to monetise your daily digital family and care actions, for your own benefit instead of for the benefit of the tech giants.
It’s simple. Just click [add your invitation link here] to get your ReMeLife crypto wallet and to start earning, and to get your own Invitation Link to invite your own friends and family. And then when you have your wallet, remember to join up as a ReMeLife Member to access the free apps.
Of course to find out more, just visit www.ReMeLife.com. And if you want to learn more about ReMeLife’s crypto opportunities, then also visit www.ReMeLife.io. But please do make sure that you use my Invitation Link to register, to help my wallet grow its token balance.
That’s it. Do get in touch with me if you want to chat about it.
ReMeLife gets you ready to join the world of crypto.
Who & What is
Who and What is Blui?
Blui is an alien cat that arrived at the beginning of the global Covid pandemic, from the planet Babazadeh (a main belt minor belt planet in our solar system, an interplanetary outpost for what Blui tells us is ‘staging ground’ for his civilisations launching of their interplanetary social impact ‘Transition Projects’).
His trip to earth was he says, pretty memorable as he met with many alien species (he took photos, you can meet them on Blui’s own webpage), and he says, ‘it was a pretty rocky ride’.
He landed in Bushy Park just outside London, next to Hampton Court Palace (Henry VIII’s home), which is near where Simon lives.
He came to Earth as part of a project to assist in the transitioning our planet to a higher state of social consciousness. He chose to first connect with ReMeLife as he had seen Simon’s talks over the preceding years about the power of blockchain to achieve social change and because he had learnt of the ReMeLife rewards-based care and social impact model, and its use of crypto to provide rewards to those who need it most, such as those cared for, hard pressed families, carers, the youth of today post Covid, etc.
In care, care homes, hospitals etc., animals are used in the care process and are effective in stimulating engagement and emotional bonding between carers and those cared for. In our software, RemindMecare, carers enrol persons cared for as part of the process of using the care system. The very first resident that is pre-enrolled in RemindMecare, is now Blui. He has agreed to become our project Ambassador. Therefore, you can find Blui’s life story, profile, family album, home, favourite things, etc., built into the software, so that carers and the residents first learn to use the software by viewing Blui as the existing resident for the care facility. He soon becomes their friend, as he has become ours.
Blui is helping us ensure that REME tokens achieve mass appeal to the non-crypto savvy, to the young that will lead us to our future, and to those with cognitive difficulties that generally miss out on life’s early-stage opportunities. For our mission, and Blui’s, is to bring the power and benefits of crypto to those who need it most, and to share the value inherent in digital care as opposed to it simply being harvested by others.
And to provide a means for our Members to earn a passive income from what they are already doing, caring, and from what they already have, namely social networks and data. As well as gaining a commission from sales in the ReMe Market.
Blui told us that this is a similar social community model that has made Blui’s civilisation stable, but that it was necessary for various key social ingredients to be in place before their own transition could take place. He has given us some limited insights into some other remarkable social constructs that he wishes to also deploy on Earth. But as he puts it, ‘we have to get the human species purring again’ and to bring the metaverse to life in the right way, so that it is more than just a game playing space to dumb down an exhausted population and to make money – ‘nothing wrong with making money’ Blui says… ‘but their metaverse is a place of education, of the meeting of communities and of personal growth’. In other words, a world that generates a level playing field, one where communities can regain their rightful control of their value systems.
Watch out Shiba and Doge, Blui will be knocking on your door very soon!
Does ReMeLife only apply to elder care and dementia?
Yes, at the moment ReMeLife is focused on elder care and dementia and Parkinson’s. But we have been working with organisations in relation to learning disabilities, mild cognitive impairment and strokes. And we see relevance in foster care.
How long has RemindMecare been used in the UK?
RemindMecare (aka ReMe) has been used for two years in the UK, mainly in care homes and day care centres, as well as in hospitals to establish an evidence base.
We have spent a lot of time getting it right. To achieve the portability of data across multiple care sectors, to achieve adoption by non-tech-savvy carers and to design a UX interface that is also engaging to consumers, has taken significant time, as has gaining NHS validation as a digital therapeutic service and all necessary certifications.
With ReMe now being used in all care sectors and having validated its usability in many international markets, ReMe is now ready to scale — to be discovered and downloaded through the end user engagement portal of ReMeLife.
REWARDING FOR CARE
Is it right to reward for care?
We often have it pointed out that most care is provided ‘from the heart’; that people are simply doing for their families, their neighbours what they want to do. This is the very nature of caring, of volunteering. it is of course our own personal experience and how we became involved in the care sector and why we started ReMeLife; to make it easier to care using tech.
But we quickly realised that whilst funding was being removed from local services, and lunch clubs for example were being shut down as a result such that family carers were getting less respite and support; and whilst care providers were struggling with low wages and … well the list is endless – whilst this situation was worsening, however others were getting rich on the back of our daily care tasks. Online retail purchasing, data harvesting…. well again there are many revenue streams that are derived from the unpaid work of family carers and the low paid work of formal carers.
So our answer to this dilemma of whether providing rewards for care is detracting, even debasing the value of care that is provided from the heart, is that we are simply distributing the digital and fiat value that is inherent in your care work back to you. Basically, its yours and you should be able to decide where that value goes; whether to you, your family, to charity or to the local lunch club.
And the key to earning REMEs is in the word earning. You receive REMEs passively, for doing what you always do, providing care for those you love. You don’t have to pay a Membership fee, buy any products, persuade anyone to participate or sell anything. All you have to do is care. And ReMeLife makes it easier to care.
Yes, perhaps it requires a bit of a shift of mindset. For perhaps we should rethink our societal programmed belief that care should always be given unrewarded by those that have few resources, and by those that have no choice but to provide care for their families. And that only the affluent can buy their care provision to ensure maintaining their freedom.
So yes, we do think that Rewards Based care is an appropriate new model; one that responds to the difficult times that we live in and which is a win: win for everyone.
And with the economies around the world in for a rough ride courtesy of Covid, inflation and numerous other global woes, we think that ReMeLife has a role to play in bringing some relief where it is deserved.
What is the
What is the ReMeChain and how does it all work?
We believe that the value in digital care ‘work’, data, and retail purchasing, should not all head across the Atlantic, but should be provided to those that need it most, in the care sector.
The ReMeLife Token Ecosystem is based on a rewards-based model. We have built a tokenomics model around 10 Care Actions that we believe should be rewarded. These token-based use cases, such as medication adherence, ReMeLife referrals, use of ReMe Rooms, etc. are rewarded in tokens.
Since CAPs are earned for multiple care use cases (from grandma saying to her ReMe Connect Alexa, ‘yes I have taken my medication’, to many other care activities), as you can imagine, this will generate a lot of tokens. So, we’re building our own blockchain to enable a ‘practical’ rewards model for our Members to earn from their Care Actions, as follows:
Member’s enrolments and recommendations to their network to join ReMeLife are recorded first in a MySQL database as CAPS (= Care Action Points). These are visible in the ReMeLife Referral Program (RRP) app dashboard. This RRP enables Members to invite friends and family and earn CAPs for doing so – to three levels deep in their network, that is created as a result of their invites.
CAPs are then converted daily to REME tokens (which are ERC20’s) sitting on our own blockchain, the ReMeChain. Their earned REMEs can also be seen in their Members ReMeLife wallet.
A REMEs value is based on the conversion rate, used at the time of conversion/minting, that is held in the smart contract that sits on our ReMeChain. This algorithm changes the exchange rate daily based on the number of tokens in supply.
There is a fixed volume of 600 million REMEs available to be minted, so as long as Members undertake Care Actions, there is an impetus for growth in this deflationary system and in the value of the REME (subject as always to market perception of course).
The REME is a pure utility token because its primary purpose is to be used in the ReMeLife Market to purchase products and capture the discounts offered by vendors. Therefore, is not regulatory contentious. It has actual value in that REMEs can be used to acquire the product discounts resident in the products and services available in our ReMe Market. The REME can be used in multiple ways. As well as for consumer purchases (from flowers to a hip replacement with our partner Acibadem), it can also be used by our partners, from insurance companies to service providers, who can reward their existing and prospective clients with REMEs (white labelled if necessary).
With a managed blockchain, Members at scale and major partners, there are a myriad of opportunities for the REME. For ReMeChain will bridge to the Ethereum network and to any other blockchain, such as Binance, giving us increased flexibility to partner up and enabling trading on any exchanges. And of course, with our own blockchain, we can easily enable DeFi and NFT based projects for our Members and Partners, should we wish to do so at a later date. It is easy to imagine how schools, local care organisations, charities, etc., can benefit from such easy-to-use promotional tools that are instantly revenue generating. We have many such entities waiting for us to launch.
So, you will appreciate from the above, that we are building a viral model, that is structured for scale. And that brings problems; from transactional speed, to the big one; If we sat ReMeLife on some else blockchain, such as Ethereum, we and/or our Members would incur daily transactional costs in ETH. These would be substantial and so to avoid impractical gas costs and to ensure transactional speed and control, we are building our own blockchain. Yes, the ReMeChain does have gas as the transactional fuel, just like ethereum, but it is our own gas, and so we can assign the gas cost to zero.
The ReMeChain is a Proof of Authority Consensus Protocol using the Clique protocol, so is an ethereum clone (We’re in partnership with ConsenSys Health, who are promoting Besu into the healthcare space, so ReMeLife is a perfect fit for them – they want to reach healthcare consumers at scale, and for us – we need them to support us re global compliance).
And as our own blockchain, we can enable our partners to manage their own nodes (at a cost), and so use the REME to promote their products, services, and charity needs. Basically, these nodes provide a rewards-based marketing tool that benefits the care sector.
Phase 1 of this ReMeLife token Ecosystem is complete (built by Limechain and Antier Solutions) giving us the ReMeLife Wallet, ReMe Referral Program and the primary smart contracts and ERC20 token, As well as ReMe Market and other ReMe tools such as ReMe Chat. These have been built to be usable by everyone, whether aware of tokens or otherwise, for our mission is to bring the benefits of token-based rewards to everyone, in a user friendly and accessible manner. ReMeLife is a social impact business that makes crypto and tokens inclusive and not just the preserve of Technorati and the financially astute.
Once the Private Sale Rounds are over then we complete the build of Phase 2 of the ReMeLife Token Ecosystem, in association with our partners. This will enable our Members, that are growing fast daily, to trade their tokens in the ReMeMarket and ultimately to trade them on exchanges.
What is the
What are CAPs and REMEs? How are they redeemed? How many are there and how is the value calculated?
Minting and distributing a token requires creating a model, one which needs to suit the purpose of the business, provide real solutions to real life problems, and comply with the various regulatory frameworks under which it falls. That model needs to then be practically deployable on a chosen blockchain for the token to be effectively marketed, whether within a closed ecosystem, such as ReMeLife, and/or listed on a token exchange, thereby providing liquidity. The REME token does both, being a true utility token in that it is a form of remuneration for ‘Care Actions’ performed and has a true value in that it can be traded at a defined price for goods within the ReMeLife ecosystem (principally within ReMe Market) or exchanged for fiat on a token exchange.
The model works like this.
When a Member uses one of our or our partners apps or uses their promoted services to support their care and/or personal needs, they earn a reward for the Care Actions that they’ve provided. These Care Action Points (CAPs) simply passively accumulate in their ReMeLife crypto wallet. There is no Membership fee, no app usage cost, and no need to promote or sell any product. It’s no different from Air Miles or Tesco Tokens, other than that you don’t need to buy anything. You just need to ‘do something’ related to the care needs of those you know.
Because CAPs are simply digital tokens, there is an unlimited available supply of them and so we can create an unlimited number of use cases for them. These CAPs have a value based on an algorithmic calculation that takes into consideration the volume of CAPs issued, the number of REMEs that have been minted, as Members convert CAPs to REMEs, and the value of the REME token in the open market on token exchanges. The conversion factor therefore fluctuates in a market-controlled manner, but being smart contract locked in various of its factors, it cannot be manipulated. Of course, this is what the blockchain is all about.
When a Member decides that they want to redeem the value in their wallet, they must convert their earned CAPs (you cannot buy these) into REMEs. REMEs are the crypto token that provides liquidity to the CAPs. They are ERC20 Ethereum based tokens that exist courtesy of a locked up smart contract that defines them and that sits immutably on the blockchain. There is a nominal cost to the Member to make this conversion, much in the way PayPal charge a fee. Once a member has converted their CAPs to REMEs, at the current conversion rate, they then can use them to either gift them to friends and family or to a charity. Or they can redeem them to capture the discount value of the products being sold in the ReMe Market. Lastly, they can trade them on token exchanges for cash or hold them as an investment option, since they may well appreciate in value. If they do hold their CAPs and REMEs then they will receive further REME token bonuses, much like interest, for doing so.
REMEs being available on token exchanges, can be purchased for investment purposes in the same manner that one purchases shares on a stock exchange. Hence the REME token has market driven potential and liquidity, in a way that equity in start-up business does not.
Just like bitcoin, the REME token smart contract has a fixed number of mintable REME tokens (600 million) available to be either earned by Members or purchased in token exchanges. Therefore, as long as Members and Investors perceive the REME to have a value, one that is already defined through its value when redeeming REMEs to purchase vendors and partners’ products in the ReMe Market, then that value will have the potential to increase as demand for tokens increases, courtesy of the limited supply of REME tokens. And, since many products and services in the ReMe Market will be high ticket items, such as hip replacements and assistive tech, for a Member to capture the full available discount offered by the vendor, they will need to buy REMEs to optimally do so. This ensures demand for REMEs and daily transactional volume.
The question that is then asked by many, is how can ReMeLife afford to give away what actually are tokens with actual value? The answer is surprisingly relatively simple. In the same way that governments print money when they need to do so, so ReMeLife mints tokens . The dollars’ value is purely defined by the value the market ascribes to it, since it has no underlying security post the demise of the Gold Standard in 1933; and that value is volatile. It is the same with the REME. The REME is worth nothing unless the market believes it has value. But since the ReMeLife Market provides a base value, then the REME does have a starting value. And of course ReMeLife’s team have been working to earn REME’s, at a fixed value.
So in essence the REME is a bartered ‘object’ provided for services rendered that can be exchanged at a market agreed value. This is therefore a win: win: win model, in that everyone stands to benefit, other than the conventional financial intermediaries that would normally gain from such transactions.
And of course at the heart of the very purpose and nature of the model, is the fact that those that can benefit substantially from the ReMeLife tokenised rewards based ecosystem, are those whose daily Care Actions are, many would argue, currently generally undervalued, exploited by ‘the system’, and that are most certainly unredeemable. A situation that is today causing major problems to the worlds economies, as the elderly and care focused population grows.
Businesses can further benefit by using the REME token for their own purposes. Whether for promotional campaigns or rewards-based promotions. Such campaigns can be tailored on the ReMechain (the ReMeLife Ethereum/Polygon based blockchain) to optimise benefits to all parties; and there are a multiplicity of creative configurations, from NFT’s to games, that can be integrated into such campaigns.
Doesn’t a private blockchain risk being assessed as an unregistered security triggering being shut down by the regulators?
Yes the regulators are acting against non-utility tokens. But those we have spoken to at the FCA, our lawyers and reading of the current legislation and regulations is such that it is agreed that as long as the REME token is a utility token and as long as it is only formerly released to those that buy it at a time when the ReMeLife Token ecosystem is live, such that the REME can immediately be used in our ReMe Market, then our token round does not constitute the sale of a security, being instead a promise to provide tokens at a time when they can be used in a utility manner, as does for example Air Miles.
Therefore, being a true utility token, the regulators have shown no interest when we have discussed our project with them. In fact the opposite, as last year they expressed an interest in ReMeLife participating in their sandbox (however they changed their mind opting not surprisingly to invite more complex and potentially contentious DeFi projects, these being ‘dearer to the soul of the City’ and more relevant to the impending UK CBDC).
It should also be noted that the ReMeLife token rounds will possess none of the characteristics which are correctly regulatorily inappropriate, such as ‘pump and dump’ phases (unlike many ICOs, or many IPO’s for that matter). And positively, it has a 12 month vesting for team members and pre-sale investors and a long term strategy that is protective of ReMeLife Members.
For, we are in this for the long haul; to bring inclusive benefits to our Members and to redirect the currently expropriated value in digital care, in data and in online purchasing, to the care sector. This social impact strategy alone strengthens the case for the validity of the REME token, that will soon be used by our partners, such as leading care associations, insurance companies and hospital groups, all that are currently waiting in the wings for us to launch.
For a convenient overview of the regulations, please check out Linklaters Report here.
ISN’T CRYPTO JUST A SCAM?
How can I trust the REME token is real and not a scam?
We’re relatively new to the world of blockchain and crypto. We’re healthcare software people that watched the crazy Klondike like early days of blockchain, ico’s and the dark web with fascination, and with horror. For here was a superb tech that was a direct response to the financial corruption that had caused the 2008 recession, that caused so much pain (and pretty much only for those that already were experiencing an ever widening wealth gap) and that had the potential to bring positive social change – being exploited by conmen and scammers.
But I think we all know that this is the way of the world. Comparables abound, from bootlegging at the turn of the century spawning the Kennedys to the growth of the internet through exploitation by pornographers.
Crypto has been riddled with scams of all sorts (our favourite book on the subject is Crypto Wars by Erika Stanford); from Ponzi’s to exploitative MLM formats, from fantasy blockchains to hacking. Billions have been lost by many.
But that does not negate the underlying brilliance of the concept of blockchain, or of the power of the token to positively impact on society. For it is the belief of many today that they can be deployed for good. And it is our intent to ensure that the benefits of tokens are not just, as they have been to date, reaped by the digital savants, the FANG’s and high net worth individuals. For, if blockchain is to live up to its original professed intent of having been launched by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto for the purpose of levelling the global economic and social playing field, then tokens need to become inclusive, to become available to be deployed as they see fit by everyone.
So yes, buyer beware. Crypto is still full of scams and probably always will be. But so are our the financial institutions of the world, from sub-prime mortgages, Enron, ….well don’t start me on that one. Yes, tokens are abused. But so are dollars, gold, futures and equity. But rest assured, ReMeLife is not a scam. It is simply a means for us all to share in what is rightfully collectively ours. Namely the value that’s in our work in care, our data, our creativity and in our promotion and purchasing. I read yesterday that just 1.8% of corporate fraud ever gets to court! The joy of blockchain is that it generates an immutable transactional log, so anyone can view who has done what, how and when. There’s no hiding under layers of complexity. Transactions are transparent bring greater integrity to business.
And of course, do learn about crypto. For it’s an exciting world of opportunity, and opportunities don’t come around everyday. And, whilst you might think that you have missed the boat, you most certainly have not. Crypto is here to stay, and its story is just beginning. ReMeLife is probably the first to bring tokens to person centred healthcare, so you are reading about crypto at the right time. There’s a lot of young businesses just starting out, like us. And there’s lots of good material out there to guide you. (Our favourite resource is Guy at Coin Bureau on YouTube).
And of course please do get in touch if you have questions, ideas and … well anything.
Are you not just
MAKING YOUR OWN MONEY?
Surely tokens are worthless. Is it not just you creating money?
Yes there are many scams in the world of crypto but less than there are in the fiat world, as blockchain makes it harder to do. And of course crypto currency can be used by criminals, even though it is far more traceable than dollars.
But tokens that have been created by genuine businesses are no more worthless than any currency these days and as most know bitcoin and Ether are now defined as being a better store of value than gold or the dollar. For no currencies these days have any underlying security, with the gold standard gone since June 1933. And with the quantitative easing tap today permanently open governments are simply printing money and so the dollar has a value based purely on perception as opposed to any underlying security. And when it comes to national credit ratings, etc., many doubt the methodologies deployed by rating agencies. The financial world at the moment is lacking transparency and many argue that there is greater transparency in crypto than there is in the financial markets (remember Enron, subprime mortgages, etc.). Many of those that attack crypto/blockchain naturally do so because it is disruptive to their entrenched vested interests – until they then adopt it, such as the Fed Reserve (see MIT and Algorand, etc) and Goldman Sachs whose recent sea change Report regarding crypto was spurred by the ever growing demands of their crypto hungry clients.
Yes the value of REME’s will of course in part be based on perceptional value. But it will also be based on published turnover, on the number of provable Members, and on its assets, etc. Just like equity. But a key difference with the REME from most tokens, is that it does have a value, as a REME enables you to acquire the discounts posted for each product in the ReMeLife Marketplace. A published discount is a sum of money and you cannot gain it without trading REMEs for it. That gives the REME a value in the same way that Airmiles or Tesco points each have a value.
Will REME go up in value and why?
We get asked this all the time of course. And of course we cannot advise that the price of REMEs will go up. We can only make the following statements.
We already have investors that have invested over £0.5 million to get us to where the ReMeLife project is today. We have strong partners, such as Sharp, ConsenSys Health and Amazon. And we have a sales pipeline for the B2B care sector, predominantly in the UK. And of course we have a strong team.
Phase 1 of the blockchain build created Care Action Points that are earned for becoming a Member and for inviting friends and family to join. These CAPs are converted to ERC 20 REME tokens. This conversion is undertaken in a smart contract and is based on the fixed volume of 600 million REMEs, which will continually be reducing in a deflationary manner, as REMEs are used. Therefore, as more REMEs are used, so value of REMEs will increase. With the completion of the build of Phase 2 of the ReMeLife Token Ecosystem project, you will be able to make purchases using tokens for discounted products in ReMe Market, and as more Members join ReMeLife and use REMEs to make purchases, so this will impact on the supply and promote the upward growth in the price of the REME.
And with an inbuilt ReMeLife Referral Reward Program and Partner plans for our major corporate partners, the potential for viral Membership growth rates is substantial, which in turn promotes positive REME price action.
Basically, the price of the REME will not be dictated by investor hype, will not be subject to the unfair phenomena of ‘pump and dump’, and with a vesting schedule for the team and private round investors being spread across a 12 month period, there will be minimal pressure on negative price movements.
So whilst we cannot predict the future, however a large number of our team Members have been working for years with REMEs as payment and so we all believe strongly in the long term value of ReMeLife as a social impact business that will scale globally, and in the REME token being one of its key drivers.
We all believe that the next few years are going to make for a very, very memorable ride! We hope you’ll join us!
The REME WALLET
Is the ReMe Wallet safe?
Our proprietary ReMe Wallet has been built by Limechain, one of the top ten leading blockchain software developers in the world, so yes we have faith in its construction. But of course any wallet is partly only as good as the way it is looked after by its owner. For, unlike traditional banking, which will help you out if you lose your identification and credentials, with a crypto wallet there is no such recourse. So you must keep ample back ups.
We also recommend that, especially if you have made an investment of over say £500, that you purchase a ‘cold wallet’. This is an offline memory stick like storage tool, such as Ledger. This makes your investment unhackable. And of course do keep a written copy somewhere very safe, of your key words and other key data.
We all know of the amazing gains made by many of those that invested in crypto in the previous years and many of us believe that we are just at the beginning of mass adoption of crypto, and therefore, that there is great potential in crypto in the coming years. But we’ve all also no doubt heard the horror stories of people that have lost their bitcoin or cannot get access to their wallets. So ‘play it safe, get organised and get backed up’, is our best recommendation.
What is a
What is the SAFT Agreement?
REME token purchases are governed by the terms of the SAFT agreement that all parties are bound by. Please view here.
SAFT WHITE PAPER: This document presents the compliant framework on which this token round is based. Termed a ‘Simple Agreement for Future Tokens’ (SAFT), the following is an extract from the Abstract.
We propose a path toward a new, compliant framework called the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens, or “SAFT”. Together with the publication of this paper, we launch the SAFT Project—a forum for discussion and development of the SAFT framework. The SAFT is an investment contract. A SAFT transaction contemplates an initial sale of a SAFT by developers to accredited investors. The SAFT obligates investors to immediately fund the developers. In exchange, the developers use the funds to develop genuinely functional network, with genuinely functional utility tokens, and then deliver those tokens to the investors once functional. The investors may then resell the tokens to the public, presumably for a profit, and so may the developers. The SAFT is a security. It demands compliance with the securities laws. The resulting tokens, however, are already functional, and need not be securities under the Howey test. They are consumptive products and, as such, demand compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws. To be sure, public purchasers may still be profit-motivated when they buy a post-SAFT utility token. Unlike a pre-functional token, though, whose market value is determined predominantly by the efforts of the sellers in imbuing the tokens with functionality, a genuinely functional token’s value is determined by a variety of market factors, the aggregate impact of which likely predominates the “efforts of others.” Sellers of already- functional tokens have likely already expended the “essential” managerial efforts that might otherwise satisfy the Howey test. Beyond the securities laws, the SAFT framework elegantly navigates the money services and tax laws, and addresses the significant policy concerns with the direct token presale alternative….. The full document can be viewed here.
What is a
What is a DAO? And why is ReMeLife using this system?
When I first starting brainstorming how to find a way to give carers a fairer deal, how to support families that were not getting adequate support (as happened with my mother and family), I searched for structures and formats that would support this ideology.
Clearly, we believed that all the revenues generated in the ReMeLife Community would have to be distributed to its Members, to be able to properly support the model. But that sounds crazy, right? How can the business make any profit? How can shareholders see an increase in the value of their investment?
The answer is surprisingly simple. The more benefits and gains ReMeLife’s members receive, the more purchases we all make in the ReMe Market, the more token transactions that take place, the greater will be the value of the REMEs that all of us hold. And the distribution model is simply just the model of a non-profit, a CIC as it’s called in the UK.
So how should this process be managed? Well, I’ve always believed that traditional management structures are flawed in that a board and major shareholders make all the decisions and receive the bulk of the rewards, both of which are often not to the benefit of all other stakeholders, even to other shareholders. Basically, stakeholder interests are not aligned, and the loyal customer is nowhere to be seen in the equation, yet they are the ones driving the business. The results are the committed crimes such as the self-serving subprime fraud perpetrated by the global banks that caused the last recession, for which no one was punished and for which we the public, had to bail them out. At our expense. Not a great management format for capitalism to be based on, in my view. Surely, a bit of tweaking could produce a more egalitarian, stake holder aligned model?
For example, would it not be better for Uber’s business (except for their lawyers) if their drivers had profited from the growth that they were very much a party to achieving for Uber? Should not Facebook users have gained from the data that they unwittingly allowed to be harvested in return for an algorithmic barrage of bespoke advertising?
So, I started to create a structure on paper. How about one gives a voting right to every REME holder? Manage it on the blockchain, so its immutable and transparent, and distribute all net revenues using locked smart contracts, as per the communities majority voting based decisions.
And then of course, as throughout history, I found that smarter people than me had already walked the same path and that the DAO already existed as an early framework and had been, albeit sometimes flawed, successfully deployed.
And critically, that it was a good fit for my simple model. For a DAO establishes a defined governance strategy that is intended to be egalitarian, truly democratic and managed in a decentralised manner. And it removes the existence of a self-serving power elite at the top of the pile of powerless stakeholders.
Yes of course there does need to be a management layer, with key decisions being made fast by the experts in their fields, but still the treasury that holds the revenues and their dispersal, can be managed in this manner by the community, whilst the management can be held to account by the voting REME holding community.
The ReMeLife DAO Structure, in a bit more detail
The ReMeLife DAO is composed of a suite of smart contracts that will be hosted on the ReMeChain, these smart contracts encode a system of membership, voting rights and representation that is defined in the DAO’s written constitution. As a matter of record this constitution is also stored, immutably, in a smart contract on the ReMeChain and so can be referenced by anyone with access to the ReMeChain.
The DAO is governed by its individual members who collectively make important decisions such as treasury allocations, changes to ReMeLife services and even changes to the DAO’s constitution.
DAO members create proposals and then vote on each proposal. Proposals that achieve some predefined level of consensus are then accepted and enforced by the rules defined within the DAO’s smart contract.
The ReMeLife DAO also interacts with a not for profit company, the ReMeLife Community foundation Ltd. DAO’s only exist as blockchain based smart contracts. Bank accounts, domain names and other real world assets and services can, at the moment, only be owned by either a natural or legal person. Because of this legal constraint the ReMeLife Community foundation is a hybrid between a DAO and a limited not for profit company.
The DAO provides a decentralised and low friction democratic decision making process for expressing the will of the membership community and the company acts as the legal person who can interact with banks, domain registrars, hosting companies, government departments and others.
The behaviour of the company is governed by its Articles of Association. These require that the directors follow the lawful instructions issued to it by the DAO’s democratic process.
Activities that can be conducted entirely on-chain can be managed by the DAO without recourse to the off chain company, for example making a donation of REMEs to a good cause or varying the quantity of CAPS earned for performing a particular action.
Sounds complicated? Well not really, it’s just new. For its just another corporate structure.
And is it actually new at all?
The first DAO’s?
In the early 1900s, over 25% of the working class in the US, UK and Australia used Friendly Societies for health insurance and health care. Their form was very similar to today’s emerging blockchain based DAO structures. members would pay a monthly fee into a treasury and these funds would be used to pay the medical costs of a members. Since all members new each other and there was a commonality of aligned interests, there was little abuse. The societies established contracts directly with doctors and insurance providers. This decentralised process ensured that suppliers competed to win contracts, which kept costs down and quality high. The result was that it was often the case that a single days wage for a low income worker, would cover the cost of a year’s healthcare cover.
But governments and medical practitioners were not happy at the control that these working class managed structures had over their management of their own affairs and as a result the health regulators started to deny doctors the right to sign contracts with such societies and demanded higher standards for medical practitioners and licencing.
The result was higher healthcare costs, less doctors in circulation and the rise in healthcare costs, that began to generate the multitier public and private centralised healthcare and insurance providers that we see today, where in many countries, only the affluent can obtain quality healthcare and the providers have become corrupted monopolies.
Is this new system actually happening
It’s recognised by many that community governance, managed on the blockchain and using tokenisation, has the potential to completely revolutionise our lives, through returning power to the community, through decentralisation and community voting. And to do so in a manner that will allow people to take control of their family’s care.
That’s not just us saying this, that’s the World Bank, the OECD and the governments today, that are rushing to structure regulations to address this growing phenomena of societal decentralised self community governance.
For more information please read the White Paper here
You’ve probably had your fill by now, but if you’re a stickler for data, here’s some to digest that may surprise you…
What is a DAO today?
The WEF states that: A “decentralized autonomous organization” (DAO) is a general term for a group that uses blockchains and related technologies to coordinate its activities.
- A DAO is intended to provide transparency, trust, adaptability and decision-making speed’. Whilst these are DAO standards, however it is considered that there are nine categories of DAOs based on their primary objective (generative, associative or ad hoc) and primary means of achieving that objective (activity, value transfer and social).
- A Friendly Society is defined as an organisation to which people regularly pay small amounts of money and which then gives them money when they retire or when they are ill. Friendly societies may take different forms, including mutuals, benefit societies or benevolent societies. Their demise was a sad loss of an effective societal support system for the poor.
- in 2021 the total value of DAO treasuries surged fortyfold, from $400 million to $16 billion, and the number of DAO participants increased by 130 times from 13,000 to 1.6 million.
- DAOs have recently experienced explosive growth. According to the analytics service DeepDAO, the total combined value of DAO treasuries increased roughly fortyfold (from $380 million to $16 billion) from January to September 2021.
LEARN ABOUT CRYPTO
Where can I learn about crypto, blockchain and tokens?
We regularly get asked to recommend a good source of reliable knowledge, for learning about crypto, blockchain and tokens, and for keeping up with the news. Our favourites are Guy at Coin Bureau here and 99 Bitcoins here.
But of course there are many ways to learn about the rise of blockchain and crypto, whether from the point of companies using blockchain, the current adoption by governments (CBDCs), funds acquiring Bitcoin and Ether (see this years Goldman Sachs Report), to learning about it on YouTube to learn about such as what is an Altcoin? (which is what our token, the REME is).