Bird Calls Community Update

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Bird Calls Community Update Newsletter

Vol 1• Issue 7

BSC is all systems go, another cross-chain launch surprise and a new Bird website that’s flying high; A blockbuster month for Bird

Welcome to another episode of the Bird Calls Community Update. It’s been a minute since we last caught up with your favorite decentralized analytics oracle solution team, from within the Bird Nest. And boy the team has been busy! Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at what the various departments at the Bird Nest have been up to. Let’s get started!

Product, Platform, Protocol Updates

The engineering team at Bird has been hard at work delivering on our interoperability goals. As an oracle network, it’s particularly critical for us to operate on the networks where developers are building the kind of platforms that can benefit from our analytics products. This is an important facet of Bird’s interoperability strategy to keep in mind because doing so can lead to different conclusions than if one is to simply focus on where liquidity happens to be flowing at the moment.

In fact, it’s this very principle that motivated the surprise integration that we’re announcing below!

Bird is live on the Binance Smart Chain network

Bird is fully live on the Binance Smart Chain network.

Following up on the commitment we made in our last newsletter, yesterday we announced to the community that the Bird bi-directional BSC token bridge would go live in 24 hours. We are happy to announce that it is now live and accessible from the top navigation on our homepage within the “Apps” submenu. Some basic usage instructions are being uploaded to the Instructions navigation item on the bridge page, but as always, the team is available for support.

The Bird bi-directional token bridge is now live on the Binance Smart Chain network.

Here is a direct link to the Bird BSC Bridge:
https://bridge.bird.money

Here is the direct link to the Bird Token on BSC:
https://bscscan.com/token/0x8780fEA4C6b242677D4A397fE1110AC09Ce99ad2

biswap

Here is a direct link to the BSC bridge instructions:
https://docs.bird.money/cross-chain/bsc-token-bridge

Here is a direct link to the BIRD-BNB trading pair on PancakeSwap:https://pancakeswap.finance/swap#/swap?outputCurrency=0x8780fEA4C6b242677D4A397fE1110AC09Ce99ad2

In the coming days, we’ll be rolling out liquidity farming incentives for Pancake swap, and continuing to adjust rewards on the Ethereum network via CyberFi’s stakepad, as we have been doing over the past several weeks.

Now before you run off to start migrating your Bird to Binance Smart Chain, read on. We have a little surprise for you. 😉

Wait for it…

Bird is also live on the Solana network

Bird is live on the Solana network.

Bird’s engineering team and leadership have been following the Solana ecosystem closely over the past few months. Thanks also to our partnership with Crypto Society, our commitment to delivering Bird’s products on this exciting new network has only grown. We believe that Solana is uniquely positioned to serve both everyday crypto users, but perhaps more importantly, also major enterprises that begin to adopt blockchain as a part of their tech stack. Since Bird’s products are designed for businesses and developers to use in their platforms, Solana is a logical next step for Bird.

We believe that Solana is uniquely positioned to serve major enterprises that begin to adopt blockchain as part of their tech stack.

Our wrapped Bird token is now available on the Solana Wormhole, their decentralized ERC20-SPL token bridge. Please keep in mind that this bridge is not a Bird asset, so our ability to provide user support will be limited.

Bird on the Solana Wormhole decentralized token bridge.

Here is a direct link to the wBird SPL token:
https://explorer.solana.com/address/FTPnEQ3NfRRZ9tvmpDW6JFrvweBE5sanxnXSpJL1dvbB

Here is a direct link to the ERC20 BIRD to SPL BIRD Wormhole bridge:
https://www.wormholebridge.com/#/move?from=ETH&token=BIRD

We’ve also initialized liquidity for the wBIRD-USDC trading pair on Raydium. Raydium is an exciting new DEX in the Solana ecosystem that has just recently surpassed over $10B in total trading volume. It operates similarly to Uniswap, without the high gas fees or slow trade confirmations

Bird token on Raydium decentralized exchange.

Here is a direct link to the wBIRD-USDC trading pair on Raydium:https://raydium.io/swap/?ammId=BJfjJGBEfVonWvF4ES1B1QNGNfA2jQSRRbr3n5TrKqAr

Just as with PancakeSwap, we’ll be launching liquidity farming incentives shortly. Given that our deployment on the Solana network is such a recent development, expect news to be released through our typical channels over the next week or two.

Marketing, Brand Updates

First major deployment of the new Bird homepage released

We’re fortunate to have some exceptionally talented web developers and designers in the Bird Nest and there’s no better proof of that than the progress we’ve made on our website overhaul.

As we shared in the last newsletter, the goal of this work is simple: to better align content on our site with the refined vision that the team has been curating over the past few months.

Our goal is simple: to better align content on our website with the refined vision that the team has been curating over the past few months.

The new home page and oracle sub-pages are now complete and more clearly explain Bird’s unique value proposition. Additional product-specific pages are in the works and will be published as they are completed, continually adding to the full suite of benefit-oriented content that further emphasizes our value proposition to potential partners.

AMAs and live interviews

In an effort to continue sharing our vision for the future of Web3.0 UX, and how Bird specifically will drive innovation, we’re continuing with our strategy of focusing on interview-format outbound marketing. In the next section, we’ll also explain how that fits into a more strategic marketing plan for the coming months.

If you missed our Crypto Society AMA, there’s a recap link below. Overall, it was an amazing experience and our deepest thanks go out to Bilo and the rest of the team at CS. Bilo was an expert guide throughout the interview, helping to ensure that Bird’s unique value proposition was explained in a clear, step-by-step manner. And then of course, the CS community’s engagement was also absolutely astonishing, with hundreds of user questions flooding the chat in just seconds.

Crypto Society AMA recap:
https://cryptosocietytg.medium.com/crypto-society-ama-23-rd-august-a913f26c794d

Thanks to a suggestion from one of our valued community members, we’re holding the next AMA with NerdFinance in the Nerd Quarters telegram chat on Friday September 3rd at 18:00 UTC. Like CS, they’ve built a healthy following of active traders and crypto enthusiasts.

You can take part in that AMA by joining the Nerd Quarters channel at:
https://t.me/joinchat/UBxEcUR-3WyLtGZV

After the Nerd Finance AMA, we’ll have at least one more chat-based AMA and we’re finalizing scheduling with another trader group with a following of nearly 25,000 users. More info to come on that once the details are confirmed.

With the same goal in mind, we’re also phasing in live video format interviews and podcast appearances. As always, we welcome venue suggestions from our amazing community.

Near-term strategic marketing plan released

As we’ve said previously, the marketing activities described above constitute only the first stage of a comprehensive strategy that we will employ over the coming months. The Bird Flock has been providing lots of great feedback in this area and we’re doing our best to balance the goals of Bird’s current investor base with our leadership’s long-term development strategy. So, please keep the feedback coming!

Here’s a first look at Bird’s comprehensive, near-term marketing plan.

The key to understanding the strategy that we’re using here is to consider the effect of deploying layered, foundational activities in a particular sequence. Simply put, the more clearly defined our message is, the more efficiently we’ll be able to increase engagement. Then, as our community grows and their engagement increases, the more efficiently we can expect them to “convert”, whether that be to become a new investor, strategic partner, or marketing influencer that spreads our message even further. This approach of deploying tactics that build upon prior successes ensures that Bird can allocate resources between marketing and engineering in the most effective way possible.

Operations, HR Updates

Talent acquisition has been a key focus for Bird in the past two months, and we’re happy to share that we’ve built upon last month’s success with many new team members coming aboard. In our last update, we shared five new roles that were filled primarily by converting contract employees or by simply formalizing roles for some of our longest-standing supporters. In this round of announcements, we’ve hired externally for some of our most strategic openings. But, we’re not stopping here. Recruiting will remain a top priority for Bird in the month of September.

First up, we’re thrilled to announce our first data science technical advisor.

Lihan Yao — Technical Advisor

Machine Learning Researcher with award-winning contributions to DARPA (the US Defense Department’s Advanced Research agency) and US Air Force research programs. Former Fulbright Fellow at Hungarian Academy of Science with Erdos number of 2. Contributed to machine learning efforts at FABRK, a decentralized social media protocol led by Y-combinator and MIT Media Lab alumni.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lihan-yao/

We’ve also hired another full-time data scientist to accelerate Bird’s analytic product development.

Ahmed Abdulluh — Data Scientist

Data Scientist and former Machine Learning Engineer at RedBuffer and Data Scientist at Human Focus, with additional expertise in domains of Tabular ML and Time-Series Forecasting. Proven expertise in Genetic Algorithms and ML domains such as Churn Analysis and Anomaly Detection. Passionate about data driven problems and highly skilled at problem specification.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmed-abdullah-7b1806180/

It took some time to find the right person since our last bizdev guru, Deborah, set the bar so high but we’re happy to announce that we’ve done just that.

Vincent Calianno — Business Development Lead

Over 8 years of global supplier and customer relationship management. Global commodity manager at Apple, Facebook and Google, specializing in strategic partner development and growth. Over 5 years of experience in crypto with involvement in blockchain investing, business development and partner relationship management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincentcalianno/

And finally, the talent behind many of the beautiful new graphics you’ll find on our homepage has also recently become a full-fledged member of the Nest.

Timothy Horizon — Mixed-Media Creative Lead

10 years of experience in mixed media design and art direction dedicated to technology and retail ecomm based startups. Managed multiple brand relations outbound graphics communications. Involved in crypto and blockchain investing since 2016 with a focus on emerging blockchain technologies.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-horizon-35282729/

In addition to these team members, we’ve also expanded our network of technical contract resources. One of the most notable additions is an expert Rust programmer with experience deploying on the Solana network. He in particular will be instrumental to our ability to build out the Bird product suite on Solana.

Bird has expanded its developer resources with additional Rust programmers.

Business Development, Partnerships, Listings

The strategic partnership with Crypto Society that we announced in our AMA on their telegram channel is already proving valuable for Bird’s growth. Many in the flock know Crypto Society well, but for those that don’t, they’ve created a group of crypto enthusiasts and investors from every caliber with a dedicated team that manages and supports FA, TA, marketing, education, consulting and advising to crypto projects as well as business development. Crypto Society is also proud to have been early investors in many high profile projects as a venture capital entity. Crypto Society’s primary mission is education, blockchain awareness and adoption, but the value they can offer Bird doesn’t stop there.

Crypto Society’s Board members have an extensive network of connections across the industry as well as deep experience in key areas such as marketing. Our teams have already begun exploring partner introductions and fundraising avenues together. They’re also providing advisory support on a variety of aspects critical to the growth of Bird’s community and brand.

Community Engagement, FAQs

In our last newsletter, we shared a commitment to ensure that our valued community members have greater access to key team members, such as Daniel, our CEO. If you’ve stopped by lately, you’ll see that we’ve delivered on that promise. Please continue to engage us with questions, feedback and anything else that can enrich our community.

We’ve begun the process of building a presence on the “front page of the internet” with our new, official subreddit for Bird. Check it out at https://www.reddit.com/r/Official_Bird_Money/. Reddit attracts a variety of different users, many of which are deeply involved in Crypto. This is an important step in Bird’s outbound marketing strategy.

We will also be migrating our telegram announcement group to a new channel. Daniel will also be using the Announcement channel to give more frequent updates in between newsletter releases so make sure to join here:

https://t.me/birdannouncements

It’s been a busy month here in the Bird Nest! We’re thrilled to see our BSC ecosystem take flight and hope the Solana launch is a pleasant surprise. Building a capable and experienced team is an often overlooked aspect of developing a crypto project, so please take a moment to review the credentials of both our newest teammates, as well as those that were announced in our last update; without them, Bird would not be what it is today.

As always, we humbly ask that each of you do your part in helping Bird reach new heights. Share, like, follow and support Bird in all the ways that you know how!

About Bird

Bird is empowering dApp developers to create the Web3.0 UX of the future by developing wallet-level machine learning prediction products that are accessible within a permissionless, decentralized on-chain oracle. Developers that integrate with our products can, for example, offer variable defi loans or launchpad investment terms based on Bird’s analysis of the wallet’s past behaviors as well as off-chain data streams.

Behavioral prediction products fueled the growth of Web2.0 companies such as Google and Facebook, but centralization had led to power and profit disparities. Combining the power of ML with open and decentralized technologies will enable Bird to create an entirely new tech business model. Operational decisions such as how sensitive data are used and what user behaviors are analyzed can be made by the community (i.e, token holders), with community profit-sharing serving to align the long-term incentives of Bird administrators and ecosystem users.

Bird Links

Visit us:

Bird Website

Bird Dashboard

Stake and Farm $BIRD

Discover us:

Bird Docs

Bird Yellow Paper

Bird Litepaper

Bird Overview Deck

Join us:

Bird Official Discord

Bird Official Twitter

Bird Official Telegram Announcement Channel

Bird Official TelegramFlock Community Channel

Track us:

Bird on CoinGecko 🦎

Bird on CoinMarketCap 🪙

Bird on DEXTools 📊

Bird on MoonTools 🌙

Bird on Uniswap 🦄

Bird on Gate.io

Bird on Zapper.fi

Bird on Blockfolio


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