Your comments are appreciated but also misguided, based on a lack of context and trust, which are both understandable and completely reasonable.
You’re wise not to trust anyone, anywhere selling or pushing anything. Trust is built up over time and with enough positive interaction. We (Sprouts+ team) have not been around long enough yet to have earned the kind of trust that would set your mind at ease and so all that’s left is context.
You’ve suggested that 1 Billion Sprouts are currently worth $28,590 USD however there is a sell wall in place stuck at 1 Satoshi and also, there’s the total supply to consider.
In reality, you can’t actually sell 1 Billion Sprouts and gain $28,590 USD. The dollar value looks nice on screen, but that’s all it does.
The most logical reasons Sprouts is gaining again now, is due to the efforts we’re putting into social media and marketing, the fact that we’re due to launch Sprouts+ very soon and so people are buying Sprouts ready for the swap and also, because the entire market is climbing currently, as it does around this time of the year, each year.
You’ve asked, why have the swap at all, if no one swaps but as people have already committed to swapping, it’s an irrelevant question.
We’re moving forward with Sprouts+ anyway as we believe strongly in what we’re doing, in striving to reach our goal of helping as many as we can.
We believe that with enough time, consistency and fulfilling any promises we make, we will gain the public’s trust anyway. Sprouts association or not.
We’re offering Sprouts holders the chance to swap because we (Sprouts+ team) all came together through Sprouts. We all wanted to get together to help the Sprouts community by attempting to revive Sprouts.
We have since branched out and through a community vote, gave the option to launch Sprouts+ using the Ethereum code-base which includes smart contracts, rather than to stick with the Sprouts code-base, and the community overwhelmingly voted for the Ethereum code-base.
Once launched, Sprouts+ will indeed be listed with a number of exchanges which will enable people to buy Sprouts+ directly, regardless of the swap.
Version 2 of the whitepaper will include more clarity and granularity but there is also a degree of ‘it’s a work in progress’ to Sprouts+. We are coming up with ideas all the time and recognise community members will also have great ideas and so we’re being careful not to pigeon-hole ourselves at this point.
We are also in limbo until we gain more insight into how the brand is received once launched, what sort of following we will end up with and so on. All these things will dictate, at least initially, which paths we take and why, and while that may seem counter productive, we’re also being careful not to promise something we can’t deliver.
Everything we do though, will fall in line with our core values and philosophy, which is to help others. Others in this case refers to the Sprouts+ community, not-for-profit organisations and charities, individuals, animals, wildlife conservation and so on.
As you’ve suggested, people need to think carefully before investing into anything and especially into crypto currencies.
These days, it seems the trendy thing to do is list as many developers, consultants and advisors as possible but in reality, unless these people are widely known and trusted to begin with, it counts for very little as credentials and profiles can be faked with a relative of ease.