3air weekly AMA 12th January 2021 5pm CET
This is a transcript from our weekly YouTube live AMA:
Anita Mlakar: 00:06
Hello, everybody, and welcome to 3air weekly AMA every Wednesday on our channel. We are happy to have you here. And of course, to be able to give you some additional information about our project of bringing internet to Africa, and how you can be a part of this movement that is making a change. Anita Mlakar is my name and let me invite you to get involved. You have more options. So you can click like, write a comment, write the suggestion. Write your question in the chat. Hit the bell icon to get notifications, subscribe to our YouTube channel or invite your friends. Be a member of our community on Telegram, Discord, or Twitter if you are not yet.
We will be talking with Sandi Bitenc about Own your Own hardware Initiative today. Give away 1000 tokens to one of you and answering your questions of course. As always, I’m starting with a short introduction. So if this is your first time here in AMA, let us know in the comment and listen carefully.
It is no secret that Africa is brimming with unbridled possibilities. Africa represents an entire continent positioned to flourish and prosper at the highest level. And we are here to talk about a significant stern in the road aimed at opening up Africa to unprecedented levels of communication and business growth. Africa lacks connectivity and digital resources to scale business, causing a detriment to everything from commerce and communications to education and health care. So with the right infrastructure, we can change this course for good. That’s why 3air will empower a new upgrade in infrastructure and technological implementation, starting with Nigeria. Bringing broadband internet, digital TV and telecom to the entire population. This will automatically unearth new business possibilities, streamline educational resources, tether health care, network connectivity, and more. This will be supplemented by a new platform designed by 3air to foster a Global Partnership for development across the region. To do this, our pool of partners will focus on aligning 3air with K3, a Swiss based telecom equipment manufacturer. Our partnership will bring proprietary last mile solution and cutting edge blockchain tech to Nigeria. And 3air will be able to operate on a fee for service basis. 3air innovative over the air solution paired with the use of blockchain will incur lower costs with greater efficiency. So this project is said to create incredibly impactful, growth across Nigeria and soon enough across the whole Africa. Let’s welcome the CEO of 3air Sandi Bitenc.
Sandi Bitenc: 03:11
Hi, Anita. Hi, everyone.
Anita Mlakar: 03:14
Sandi Bitenc: 03:16
Thanks for the introduction. I think you’ll soon be really able just to take over. I can make some vacation or some holiday, something like this.
Anita Mlakar: 03:29
Maybe in a year or two. Sandi, I know you’re very active today. You’re a businessman, doing a lot of meetings and talking today. Will you tell us something about it?
Sandi Bitenc: 03:45
I had a lot of calls today just jumping from one to the other. And this one is actually not the last thing that I’m doing today. It’s 8pm here. So at 9pm I have another call. Today was a pretty good day. I had a call with the guys from Occam’s razor. So that was something pretty cool. It was actually already the third call I’m having with them. So there will be something happening there pretty soon. Then the biggest one was probably just the one that I had before the call. It was with a UNICEF representative. So finally we got on the call. We were setting up this call since beginning of December and it was slipping away all the time. And still it was a short Recall that I thought it will be. Because they again didn’t have much time. But they did extend a bit over their time. And they like what we’re doing. It’s exactly what they trying to achieve that we can provide. Their operating in Sierra Leone already. So this is something that we could jump on directly. It’s a big organization. Everything is quite bureaucratized, how I felt. But we are having a follow up. And so there is interest on both sides. So, let’s hope it works out. And then afterwards I’m also having an important meeting. I cannot tell you with whom but I can just tell you it’s a giant in the blockchain space. But let’s see.
Anita Mlakar: 05:58
I can’t wait to hear more about that. Sandi, Just the question, are you eating in the meantime, at least something.
Sandi Bitenc: 06:09
Petra is taking care of this. And here, it’s actually pretty easy because if we don’t have the time to cook, we can always just call down to the reception and order something from the restaurant down below. But today, we actually took 45 minutes and went down for a proper meal. We are starting a bit of diet again. So we kind of became lazy in the last days. Or in the last two months, let’s say. I haven’t been to the gym, from when my back was a bit bad. You remember that time. So this is now almost two months that I haven’t been to the gym and now I started this week again. And I’m all sore, like really bad. But need to get back into shape.
Anita Mlakar: 07:06
You are in the good mood. When I’m on a diet, I’m not smiling as you are now.
Sandi Bitenc: 07:13
I don’t mind. I’ve done so many diets throughout my career. Somebody mentioned on the last call that I was kind of a bodybuilder. Really the huge one. So it was more in the fitness class. But I did a gym and run it. So I kind of try to be the best in shape there. So I know how to do it and it doesn’t take too much effort. And actually, to be honest, when I’m fasting a bit and bit lower calorie. I can get a bit more focused. A bit more aggressive, but in a good sense. Not in a bad sense.
Anita Mlakar: 08:02
Just to check what this aggression means. Okay, it’s good to stay healthy and to take care of your health. Of course, not to just the two of us, but everybody, especially after a new year, maybe starting with some new resolutions for the New Year. But if you want to do business, if we want to be good at what we’re doing, we have to of course first take care of ourselves and that’s very important. I went through the comments and I see that we have, Nicholas’s writing, I am a first timer.
Sandi Bitenc: 08:32
Anita Mlakar: 08:35
And I saw Lawrence Arabia also asking how was your day Sandi? So they’re really interested to know how we are doing and that’s just great. Petra is also here. I’m sure she’s following us. Petra, you could leave a comment just to see how you’re doing with a diet.
Sandi Bitenc: 08:52
You can also run somewhere from the other room here and say, hi.
Anita Mlakar: 08:57
Yeah, great. Now we have a special subject today. Sandi, of course we will be answering your questions and you’re welcome to put them in the comment. Ask anything you would like to know about the project, about the 3air. But today’s subject, what we will be talking about is, Own your Own hardware initiative Sandi, which is very important and very interesting. Look at Petra.
Sandi Bitenc: 09:24
She is also in a good mood because we did have a dinner today.
Anita Mlakar: 09:32
Okay. So you both are so happy because you just eaten right?
Sandi Bitenc: 09:38
Anita Mlakar: 09:46
She wants to tell the truth but okay. She will not. Petra you’re looking great. I really admire you guys for going through this.
Petra Kmetec: 10:00
This time is easier because, it’s easy diet.
Anita Mlakar: 10:08
You have some greetings already. You see. Hello Petra, Hi, Petra, beautiful. They are really beautiful.
Petra Kmetec: 10:22
Anita, where are you?
Sandi Bitenc: 10:24
She wants us to be the main star.
Petra Kmetec: 10:28
To take over the show.
Sandi Bitenc: 10:30
Yeah, but she needs to come back. And I think we need to start doing something, for 3air right now.
Anita Mlakar: 10:43
Okay, Petra stay with us somewhere, follow up. Comment, write something nice. So Sandi, what I was starting to talk about his Own your own hardware initiative. And you’re the one who will tell us more about it. What is it? Why is it important also for the project?
Sandi Bitenc: 11:03
I think today, you also know a lot about it. You kind of prepared because you thought maybe my meeting will be extended and you need to take over.
Anita Mlakar: 11:13
Yeah, I did checked all about it. I read it. I put some notes down just in case, if I should, or had to take over for a couple of minutes. But you are here now. Thank God. I don’t have to do that.
Sandi Bitenc: 11:27
Tell me, what did you like most about it?
Anita Mlakar: 11:32
You know what I like that, it is actually a chance that you are not on the lease with the hardware, but you can also have an ownership over a hardware in this project. And this is what I would like to learn more about how, in what way. Because we all have, I think the same problem. Not a problem, but we have this with the internet and everything. We are in the same box, if I should say so. And I would really like to know, how is it possible to own hardware? Not only to have early one? So this is what I’m interested in?
Sandi Bitenc: 12:15
Yeah, so let me a bit share the screen just to have some support there. What we were thinking is coming up of ways to actually give some value to the token and to the token holder. And of course, the most effective way to give value to the token is to find some utilities for it that locked the token up. So this is what we were thinking about at first. But then we saw that there’s a lot of potential for everybody involved. So this is what I so much like about token economies is there’s so many clever ways that can benefit everybody that’s involved without being there as somebody who actually takes something bad out of it. So everybody involved is in a WIN situation, nobody loses.
So there are two things. One is the user that we are trying to connect to the internet and we need to give to that user some hardware. So it’s like a router, it’s a modem or a switch or something else that he needs to connect. And that’s usually cost of the company for sure in the developing markets. So there won’t be anything really happening in Africa, if somebody needs to pay up to $300 or maybe even a bit more just to be able to connect to the internet at first. And I saw in the comments, there was a comment about Starlink and how we see it as competition and for instance, if you want to have Starlink I think you need to pay up $450 or $500 something like that just to get the hardware there. And then on top of this is all the fees. And most of the people in Africa just don’t have the spare money to put it up. So we operating there we’ll be providing this. And first of all leasing it but when you lease it is actually the cost of the company and the user never actually owns this. So it’s not their ownership. So what we thought about doing is leasing it as we normally do. But then with it, we actually also stake some tokens with it. And for instance, if we would give out $100 worth of hardware, we would then also stake a portion of that value in tokens. So it could be 20, 30 $40. We didn’t decide exactly how much yet, but they’re in that range.
And we would stake those tokens on behalf of the user. And it will be mandatory. And the tokens will need to be staked for at least a year. So from the perspective of the token holder, you can try and think about what happens if we onboard, a few million people. And we stake a proportion of the hardware that we are giving them, mandatory for each one for one year. And I’m pretty sure that some of you can already do a bit of the math in their heads, what this means. So let’s say after a year, what can happen is it can happen that the token value would appreciate. And it would go above the actual hardware value. So we talked about a hardware value of $100. So if the token value is $100 or more, the user can then actually decide, okay, I want to unstake those tokens. And when he undertakes the token, he actually needs to pay us first back from this, the value of the hardware. So he effectively actually buys the hardware from us in that regards. But with the tokens that we provided him in the first place, and for the duration, we are actually leasing the hardware to him.
And maybe the token even appreciated a bit more. It’s $120, for instance, in tokens, so he can keep the $20 worth of tokens and do with them whatever he wants. And if the token value didn’t appreciate it, then he can just leave them staked and continue using the services and the hardware normally forward as he pleases. So this is the whole idea. It’s quite simple when you actually think about it that way. But I think it’s really powerful. And it can bring a lot to everybody, and especially to the company. But not only in regards to getting some funding back by getting paid for the hardware that’s provided, and usually only least. But only we are getting a client that’s educated in the blockchain space. It sees how staking is actually working. So, when there’s money involved, people will be more incentivized to learn what’s actually happening, and how is it happening and why and then they can potentially leverage this later on. And of course, if there’s some money involved. People will also be a bit more loyal and kind of a bit more bound to 3air and staying with the services even more so then, without it. So this was kind of our idea. And I think that’s really powerful. Tell me what you guys think in the comments. What you think about our incentive? I think it’s a good strategy.
Anita Mlakar: 19:13
Yeah, I think this is amazing. It has so many good sides. It’s really a good project, carefully thought. You’ve thought about everything. And there are already some questions. Look, Richard is asking, What if the token value decreases? He can stake longer?
Sandi Bitenc: 19:32
Yeah, exactly. So if the token value just isn’t enough for them to pay for the hardware, they can stake it just longer until they unstake. They don’t need to pay us for the hardware. So it’s as easy as this. And that can go on indefinitely. Even if it’s above $100 and they don’t want to unstake. It can stay stake.
Anita Mlakar: 20:01
Yeah, Leon is explaining, they will become long term customers because of this.
Sandi Bitenc: 20:08
Exactly. Yes. It’s so many benefits from all the sides, and I just don’t see any downside to it.
Anita Mlakar: 20:16
Fishing Adventures Dubai. Very good strategy. It really is. Now, let’s see, what else do we have in comments? Great explanation, Sandi. Thank you.
Sandi Bitenc: 20:30
I also think this can be implemented not only in our space here that we are working in, in Africa. It can also be implemented very well in the developing countries.
Anita Mlakar: 20:43
Yeah. Milran is asking, is this a custom hardware?
Sandi Bitenc: 20:48
It’s actually both. So what we are providing is not custom, it can be any router or any switch can be used. Our TV boxes are custom made and uploaded with our software. Also, the transceivers are custom made. So it’s quite a lot of custom technology. But it’s also some that’s actually standard,
Anita Mlakar: 21:20
Richard is saying, 3air will stake on behalf of the customer.
Sandi Bitenc: 21:24
Exactly. So this is going to be mandatory. Each client that comes into our offices for the first time, and we connect for the first time, then when we actually connecting him and giving him the hardware, we as a company will stake for them.
Anita Mlakar: 21:42
Yeah, everybody’s thinking that this is a great idea, Sandi. I’m reading the comments here. And no doubt, great idea. That’s a great idea. People sometimes need initiatives. So that’s a very good one.
Sandi Bitenc: 21:57
It’s kind of empowering people there in Africa that are connecting. But it’s also really empowering for the token holders. Because it’s just going to lock up so many tokens that are going to be locked up for at least a year. And it’s just going to take them out of the current circulation.
Anita Mlakar: 22:20
So it’s like a smart contract says, Richard.
Sandi Bitenc: 22:23
Yeah, it’s going to be on a smart contract. The contract is really similar to a staking contract. Just going to have a few additional features. When tokens are unstake, apart, that’s predetermined will go back to the company to pay for the hardware. And the rest is going to go to the client. It’s even going to be a smart contract, where if you want to unstake, but it’s not enough to pay for the hardware. You would actually need to provide a bit more funding to it. But that actually doesn’t make sense for anybody involved. But it’s going to be a feature. Don’t stay locked there forever. That’s the only feature.
Anita Mlakar: 23:11
What I really like about it is this educational party. Customer gets educated on how staking cryptocurrency works. Which is great, because I think we all need that.
Sandi Bitenc: 23:24
We will be in a unique position to educate people. And they’ll need to come out into our offices for the first time always. Don’t need to interact with us and we’ll be their portal to the tech world and to the blockchain world.
Anita Mlakar: 23:43
In what way Sandi, will you be introducing users to this possibility in Africa?
Sandi Bitenc: 23:57
When they come into our offices first we need to identify them. That’s the first thing. Because we are a licensed provider. The first thing that we really need to do is know our clients. So identification is the first thing. Then we need to inspect a bit where we can connect them. And how we can connect them we need to have an agreement in place and so on. So we will need to have the interaction with them. Just as we will be explaining how things work and how they can connect to the internet and what they need to do. Also be explaining that just in person, one on one.
Anita Mlakar: 24:37
Okay, great, Sandi. Is there something else we should add about this project or should we go also to other questions from everybody who’s with us?
Sandi Bitenc: 24:49
I think we can come back to the questions. What I wanted to do also today is just share a bit my screen and show you our documents page. If you didn’t see it yet. I’m pretty sure a lot of you have. And I also show them some things that I think we forgot to mention just in the beginning. So this is our Doc’s page. And we are already redesigning the front page. It’s going to be totally different, a bit more modernish blockchain style in 3d. And we are incorporating our 3 in it. And there are some stories coming with the 3 and so on. But this is the doc’s page. And we try to make it really as transparent and easy to find as possible. And as comprehensive as possible. So there’s everything in. So the whole white paper has been moved to this and to the doc’s page. And some other content has been added. You also have the link to the white paper here now directly. And also to the Tech if you want their legal stuff that’s really important. And then under the ecosystem, you have all the functionalities of the token and of the platform.
Then there is the section on tokenomics. There’s a section on team. And follow this a bit we are expanding the team again. So there will be two, maybe three names popping up here on the advisory board that are going to be really interesting in the future. And what we’ve added is the media section. So whoever wants to be a bit creative with 3air? Okay, here is where we have been published. There are the press releases. And under brand tickets, you can be creative and have an opening. So here are all the logos in different file formats. Then there are our typography, our colors. There’ll be some icons and elements and so on. It loads a bit slower today here because I have a lot of stuff open.
And also you can see our brand guidelines that were created by Laura. Then we have some extras, those are also pulled out from the white paper and some other stuffs is added. We have the frequently asked questions and there are a lot of those. We’ve added most of the questions that we could put find. Here is the shortcut to our blog. Shortcuts and everything is here. You can also sorted by date or by type, and so on. And our AMAs are being added here and also transcripted now. And what’s going to interest you is the giveaways.
So this is what we didn’t say and it’s really, really something new this week. We’ve been talking about the t shirt contest for some time. So it started on Monday. And the entry deadline right now is Monday again. So if you’re creative, and there are already some people. You can also see the results here. But there on the t shirt contest, everything is there. There’s already a few designs up and running. And we’ll vote on those afterwards. And we’re also getting in some additional designers and also Laura will suggest probably something and then we can all just vote on it. And out of this, out of the community contribution, we’ll give 1000 tokens to five top designs just from the community. Laura isn’t allowed to participate in this sorry, Laura. And also no professional designers, through the community will be participating here. And then each design that’s going to be selected to print is going to get 10,000 tokens. And of course we’ll give out some free T shirts once they’re done. So you have everything that you need to know you have here.
That’s it. And there are the rules. We have the ultimate New Year’s giveaways here are just the results because this one is over. And also one other thing is the AirDrop list. So whoever won some tokens and he’s getting some AirDrop. Here, you can check if your address has been added. So this is our current AirDrop list. It’s not updated real time. So this one was updated two days ago. So, it may be that you still haven’t been added if you want any AirDrop afterwards. And also when the release of the tokens is going to be. So we’re trying to get as much information out and be as transparent as possible.
Anita Mlakar: 30:39
I really like it. What I like about this webpage is it’s so alive. The mostly web pages are just standing there with all the information not changing at all. If you want to get any other information, then you have to go, social media or something. But this page is really life changing, and a lot to see. I was also going through some things today because I wanted to learn as much as I can about today’s subject. And I really saw all the documents in it. Everything is so transparent. It’s really great Sandi, so another great job.
Sandi Bitenc: 31:13
Thank you. But right now we are not updating our main webpage anymore. So there might be some older info on. But Lawrence of Arabia says Laura would easily win, she’s so creative. Exactly that’s why she’s not allowed to participate.
Anita Mlakar: 31:32
So I can participate. I’m not a professional designer. I am though a member of team but I can compete.
Sandi Bitenc: 31:41
Yeah, you can.
Anita Mlakar: 31:44
You don’t want to see my idea.
Sandi Bitenc: 31:48
I think everybody wants to see your ideas. Let’s see if the community wants to see your ideas.
Anita Mlakar: 31:59
No, let’s not. Go to do other questions. Rajesh is just saying if you could just give a brief update about the project progress since last AMA that means last seven days.
Sandi Bitenc: 32:25
About project progress in regards to what. Just be a bit more specific, because it’s a big project. We kind of gave a bit of an update what was going on in regards to the project just in the beginning. So you can also bit scroll back, if you didn’t see the intro. Maybe you’ll get some more information there out of that one.
Anita Mlakar: 32:55
Okay. Now, this is another question. How did you manage to do a research that the amount that you should charge is affordable by the average person in Nigeria and other African countries?
Sandi Bitenc: 33:09
Well, it’s not that we’ve done this research, if it’s affordable. It’s not so hard to do. So you have the average income there. And, you know what the percentage should be for an affordable internet connection. But the issue right now there in Africa is that internet is so expensive. It’s three times the price of what you would pay in Europe. The problem is that we tried a bit going below the competition, but it was not so pleasant experience, let’s say like this. So we are right now under cutting competition by a bit. We can do it a lot more. But just we are still being a bit cautious. And until we are a bigger player in the space. We’ll probably try and just not cost too much confusion and too much anger with some big guys there. And we will rather go and then provide some free connectivity to the people that really cannot afford it and try and make up for it there. But for sure, with time. And I don’t mean like 5 years on 10 years. But once the competition starts picking up, the prices will fall. But it’s also a problem because buying back the internet from the backbone is far more expensive than it is in Europe. So just the original cost of data in Africa is higher. Not only because of the lack of infrastructure, lack of competition and so on. It’s literally also the backbone.
Anita Mlakar: 35:10
Yeah. Rajesh is also saying that sooner or later competition will start, this price where you were just talking about it? And how will you start or take this war, if we should say so.
Sandi Bitenc: 35:26
We actually would like a price war because we think that we are in a really competitive advantage there. So our OPEX, and CAPEX is far lower than anything else. That’s present there right now. So we’re a mobile provider. Because mobile right now is our main contender. And even if you cannot really compare the quality of service in regards to internet, it’s still kind of a competition. And we need to compete in regards to the prices. But we are probably the ones that can go the lowest in price, because our costs are probably the lowest. So where mobile provider needs the 100 towers we can do with two or three. So maintenance cost is far, far lower. And we’re actually buying the internet from the same source. So the price for that one should be the same. So we should be good with the price war.
Anita Mlakar: 36:38
Okay, now, I’m just looking at the comments. And thank you guys for encouraging me to give my idea for the t shirt. I will not do that. But just go back to the t shirt competition. How the voting system will be is the question. If we will be able to vote? That’s probably the question.
Sandi Bitenc: 37:03
So the voting is going to be done either directly on gleam because it’s again a gleam competition or we’ll just take it off gleam and put it on the doc’s page. So there is a section on the doc’s page where it says results and voting or entries and voting or something like that. And voting will be accessible there on any mean where you choose. But the community will be the one that’s going to vote on it.
Anita Mlakar: 37:33
Okay, another question. What percent is 3airs internet cheaper than other providers in Africa?
Sandi Bitenc: 37:41
Right now we can only compare services in Sierra Leone and even there, it’s really tough to compare because it’s not the same service. We are the only ones and really the only ones that are providing dedicated lines. No, okay, there are a dedicated lines but they’re like five times more expensive than what we are doing. And this is going up into 10s of 1000s of dollars per month. Just for the retail consumer we are the only ones that are providing unlimited packages. So if you have our connection, you can just use up as much data as you want. So we are by far the fastest and providing really unlimited data. So it is hard to compare because nobody is there with what they’re providing Even without them providing the same service we are about let’s say 10 to 15% cheaper and we get to about a same price if we then add TV to it and IP telephony.
Anita Mlakar: 38:58
Thank you. Richard is asking, who owns the Internet backbone?
Sandi Bitenc: 39:04
It depends on country by country so there are a few bigger corporations. I don’t know the name. And sometimes the last cable that comes out of the water or maybe even the cable that’s laid through the water is sometimes owned by governments. And it can be also some big telecoms went into owning those cables. But usually somehow the governments are involved into it. So the prices are kind of sometimes regulated there.
Anita Mlakar: 39:45
Here’s another question. Will staking on mainnet be noncustodial like Cardano, or more like ETH 2.0 with slashing?
Sandi Bitenc: 40:02
Mainnet is going to be when we have our side chains. So this hasn’t been worked out really, until till now. So our first objective is not to create our own side chain. So this is coming at a later stage where we already establish ourselves. We are right now looking for expansion and providing internet and building out infrastructure in Africa. So that’s the first step. And for this, we don’t need our own side chain. So there’ll be no such a staking in running some validators or so on. So this is coming in stage two. And the information on that will be provided within this year. But in the meantime, what we are having is just a normal, it’s non-custodial, staking for sure. And it won’t be any slashing there, because you won’t be validating any transactions. So you cannot do anything really wrong.
Sandi Bitenc: 41:08
But the other thing that we are actually doing as kind of, let’s say staking, is with our bandwidth sharing model. And that one is a bit different. And when you stake there, you would actually be providing insurance. So insurance in regards if something happens to the infrastructure there that’s providing the access point and so on. There would be tokens taken to do the repairs and get that access point working again.
Anita Mlakar: 41:45
Here’s another question. Sandi. Hello from Sierra Leone. Is there any possibility to get you guys deep into the country? I’m visiting at the moment? The city Makeni in Sierra Leone?
Sandi Bitenc: 41:56
Yeah, it is for sure. We need to grow a bit more there. Sierra Leone is kind of our testing ground. Hopefully, you will be connecting many schools there now in the range that we have right now. But for sure we want to expand Of course. I just cannot say when the funds will be available.
Anita Mlakar: 42:20
Okay, will you be doing your AMAs even after.
Sandi Bitenc: 42:26
Of course. We love our AMAs, and we love talking to you. So we’ll be here.
Anita Mlakar: 42:33
Are you afraid that we will not be here anymore? This is great Sandi. Of course we will be. But also talking about today’s AMA, we will give away 1000 tokens Sandi to someone commenting or asking question or how did you have it in mind today?
Sandi Bitenc: 42:52
Yeah, well pick. I think we are focused with the AMAs. We are focused on YouTube. So I think if we’re giving away only one time 1000 tokens, it should be from somebody from the YouTube comments. And I would really like to have somebody who is just totally new to 3air to get the tokens today. So yeah, should we give him away right now? I’m a bit short on time, I told you that I have a call right afterwards. So in 15 minutes, I need to be on another call already. And I just want to repair just a little bit before it. So I think I’ll be leaving in about five to seven minutes. So this is what we have.
Anita Mlakar: 43:40
So we’re looking for someone who is new here today. Did I understand correctly? So just write in the comments. If you are new here today, if this is your first time in our community do write down now because you have a chance to win 1000 tokens.
Sandi Bitenc: 43:56
I think we can trust everybody. Yeah, we have a good community right. Ones that are there every day won’t be writing in. But the next time for sure. We are giving our tokens to somebody, they’re with us each week.
Anita Mlakar: 44:15
Okay, look, just to share with you if you need in the future any help about filming over here in Sierra Leone. Let me know says John.
Sandi Bitenc: 44:26
Is this actually the contact that you had, that you been speaking to? How was his name? Greg.
Anita Mlakar: 44:37
I think Greg maybe I don’t know. Are you somehow connected to Greg because we had a conversation with Greg and he said that he has someone really good to be filming?
Sandi Bitenc: 44:48
You can break the news also right now. Who is cracking what have you two have been speaking?
Anita Mlakar: 44:54
Yeah, it’s true. Greg found me, I think on LinkedIn or maybe he was watching our AMAs I’m not sure, from Empowa, which is this great project of building greenhouses in Africa. And they are so interesting to get connected with 3air and to do some connection to do something together. Because he said that everybody in their communities also talking about the 3air projects. So this is just great. And I said Sandi will be the one who will give you more information about that. And you should connect to him. But it was so interesting because we met on Zoom and we were talking about both project and I really enjoyed it. He also said that he has some guy, some really good editor or he’s just filming things I’m not sure. And he could really help us with doing some videos and films for us. So yeah, maybe that’s it. I’m not sure but you know, there’s so many people getting involved. So it’s great to know.
Sandi Bitenc: 45:56
No, it’s not but anyways, you gave a good start to get a Anita talking about. And I did get the message back from Greg today. So we are setting up a meeting for the next week because I’m fully booked out now even on Saturday on Sunday. So next week, we are having a call and John says he is not but anyway, I actually am looking for to film something in Sierra Leone. So please get in contact with me. Best either on Discord on or on telegram.
Anita Mlakar: 46:34
Okay, Sandi now you have a couple of more minutes and there are a few people saying that they’re new here so we’ll check this out.
Sandi Bitenc: 46:45
And then he says he is so, I think he is the guy that you two have been speaking about.
Anita Mlakar: 46:56
Maybe look at this. So Nelooky, he says I’m not new. Thank you for being so honest with us. Sandi, you will choose someone of course.
Sandi Bitenc: 47:26
Yeah. Let’s see. Who was in the beginning saying he is a first comer, first timer there. Found him. Nicolas. I’m a first comer. So congratulations, you get 1000 tokens from us. Just please in the comment leave one connection detail that’s not too personal. So either if it’s a telegram or discord handle or Twitter handle, it can be wherever we can contact you. And it can also be an email if it’s not too personal to share it here. Just don’t share any really deeply personal information.
Anita Mlakar: 48:25
Imad says, he or she is new so we have some newcomers some new people here. I’m really happy to have you on board.
Sandi Bitenc: 48:37
Imad, I met him two days ago. I think on the blockchain gathering from Crypto Valley.
Anita Mlakar: 48:50
Okay, Nicolas says thank you Sandi, very much appreciated. Congratulations, Nicholas for the great price.
Sandi Bitenc: 48:58
Anita Mlakar: 49:01
Just give us the contact details.
Sandi Bitenc: 49:03
You owe me 3air type picture somewhere on social media.
Anita Mlakar: 49:13
He says I really believe in your project and I have participated in the token sale.
Sandi Bitenc: 49:21
Perfect. Just don’t forget to give us your contact details so that we can contact you.
Anita Mlakar: 49:27
Yes, absolutely. Now Sandi, I don’t want to be the one to rush you out of this AMA. But I’m really taking care of you and your timing. I like your secretary also.
Sandi Bitenc: 49:37
I have time to answer one more question. So if you can find one more question.
Anita Mlakar: 49:43
Thank you for giving me a work. Okay, as I had one before that. Now I have to go back to see. And it was an interesting one. So maybe we will give an opportunity for a new question right now just to see if someone will repeat the question that was not answered. So I don’t have to go back and search for it. Has anybody a question that wants an answer now? There’s such a nice comments. I’m just reading the comments. Sandi and Anita, thank you for the update. Great that you are putting effort to help people by building 3air. Thank you. So let’s just see a question. I had a question before, and I thought this was something that you should answer. Just a minute. There are so many comments that I get lost quickly. But I’m trying to do the good job here. Okay, this this is more of a statement than a question. Thank you for being addicted to the 3air AMAs, by the way. There AMAs are fun. Thank you.
Sandi Bitenc: 51:08
I don’t want to be really so strict. And we are a family. Right.
Anita Mlakar: 51:14
Okay. Richard is asking if there will be some special topic to discuss next week.
Sandi Bitenc: 51:22
We’ll have again, somebody on the call a guest. So it’s going to be one of let’s see, I didn’t have it confirmed yet. But it’s going to be somebody who is connected to our Christmas show. So yeah, it’s going to be a surprise.
Anita Mlakar: 51:44
And it won’t be Santa Claus.
Sandi Bitenc: 51:47
No, it won’t be and he wasn’t on the show. But he was connected to it. And then on the next show, we are probably having one of our new advisors and he’s African. So let’s see if that happens.
Anita Mlakar: 52:06
Okay, and Richard said, tell us on this course so that we can prepare for the subject. No problem. Thank you very much for being with us today. Stay tuned. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, on Discord. Follow our YouTube channel. Click like. Subscribe. These are all possibilities. You can also invite friends that might be interested in the project and you’re always welcome to join our AMS on Wednesday, 5pm Central European Time. Every Wednesday, we are here. Sandi, thank you very much for taking time. Have a successful next meeting in a couple of minutes. And do tell us more about it next time. Okay.
Sandi Bitenc: 52:59
Thank you and have a great rest of the evening. And for you guys wherever you are. If it’s morning, have a great day. If it’s night, have a good night. Just enjoy. Bye.