1 Year Post-IDO: The Full Recap

It’s been a wild year since the Swash IDO in October 2021, with major product releases, revolutionary new features, masses of community…

1 Year Post-IDO: The Full Recap

It’s been a wild year since the Swash IDO in October 2021, with major product releases, revolutionary new features, masses of community initiatives, hot new partnerships, network expansion, and more!

Keep reading for a breakdown of all the highlights from the last year. There’s also a sneak peek of what’s coming next at the end… Get your party shoes ready, Swashbucklers.

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Let’s dive in.

🛠 PRODUCT: Massive Swash app growth — 300 THOUSAND users and counting!

At the time of the IDO (Q421), the Swash app had less than 100K users.

Today, exactly one year later, the app is quickly approaching 350K users! With each app update, new mechanisms are being added to deter bots and improve the Swash experience for legit Swash users.

Don’t forget to use your referral link when inviting your friends!

⚔ AMPlify Swash Ambassador Program

Some major community efforts have launched over the last year, including various competitions, AMAs and, of course, the AMPlify Swash Ambassador program!

The goals of the ambassadors are to:

  • Introduce Swash to new communities, cultures and languages
  • Establish Swash’s brand identity and leverage the power of the community
  • Drive awareness and adoption of Swash with all stakeholders
  • Create and increase content and materials made by the Swash community

A whopping 100K $SWASH is available every month for the ambassadors!

Although the first wave of ambassadors are already working their magic, you can still register your interest and apply to be part of the next wave to be able to:

  • Earn monthly $SWASH based on rank, impact and engagement level
  • Lead an active role with one of the fastest-growing projects in Web 3
  • Get exclusive access to Swash’s developments and plans
  • Explore employment and career development opportunities
  • Learn about emerging trends in Web 3 and the cryptoverse

🌊 ECOSYSTEM: Leading names added to Swash’s network of Partners + Integrations

Swash is part of a movement of projects and thinkers striving to create a better, more dignified data economy. Find out about each partner and how they collaborate with Swash as we march towards a new age of data.

Along with the plethora of all-star backers that already made up the Swash network, the last year has seen the addition of some awesome names and exciting integrations including:

⚔COMMUNITY: Community initiatives for Swashbucklers

As a community-driven movement, Swash is always working on new kinds of airdrops and competitions to thank the community for their support.

Several major comps have been held over the last year, plus ongoing AMAs with prizes up for grabs and, of course, the chance to land the prize as part of Swash DAO Ignition!

🛠PRODUCT: New app updates including the launch of Data for Good, a complete brand revamp, and more

OG Swashbucklers, remember this?
A revamp for Swash app, inspired by Brave New World

Swash’s app emerged as a fully-fledged solution in late 2019, enabling individuals to earn while they surf the web. One of the key elements that bolstered the adoption of the Swash extension is its cross-browser support, taking away any friction, so you can take ownership over your data without changing your habits.

The Swash app had a facelift in Q321, based on a new brand identity centred around the idea of a Brave New World. The app UX/UI has since been updated to include:

  • Data for Good — Swash’s native donations feature
  • Profile section for you to verify your identity and introduce yourself
  • Product tour for all the different features within the app
  • A history section for all of your transactions

🛠 PRODUCT: Data for Good — Donate to causes you believe in and trigger Swash to donate!

Donate to charities with one-off donations or as an ongoing supporter

Data for Good is a donations feature available within the Swash app which enables members to automatically donate the value of their data to a social good organisation of their choice. It’s now live and available to all Swash Data Union members.

So, how does it work?

Keep scrolling for a detailed overview, but it’s as simple as:

  1. Choose a charity to donate to from the list
  2. Select what percentage of your earnings you want to donate and how often
  3. Surf the web as normal!

Once installed, Swash allows people to earn for the value of their data as they browse, without having to do anything differently. This ease of use is crucial for adoption which is why the donations feature should be equally as frictionless.

The Data for Good feature allows you to search and browse the list of charities, filter by relevant tags, and determine whether you want to make a one-off donation or set up a recurring one with a percentage of your Swash earnings each month.

Install the Swash app to start donating to causes you believe in.

🌊 ECOSYSTEM: The ongoing DAO Ignition campaign ahead of launching the Swash DAO next year

The DAO Ignition campaign is here to kickstart the Swash DAO. By doing so, it will bring Swash closer to decentralisation by enabling Swash token holders to take more ownership over the future direction of the movement and to attract the most people to join the DAO from day one.

By entering, you can:

  • Be in to win the grand prize
  • Become a DAO Early Bird member

The campaign will begin on February 15 2022 and will be live for one year, until February 15 2023.

What’s coming next?

There are several main areas we’re focusing on now including:

Outside the technical roadmap, here’s a glimpse at what else is going on:

  • Broadening marketing reach
  • Reactivating and growing the community
  • Increasing the adoption of Data for Good
  • Adding new partners and developers to the ecosystem

Dec 2022: sApps launch with the initial release of sAds!

Get ready for December 2022 for the first release of sApp!

Following the Swash x Adshares partnership in Q222, Swash will have its own ad server on Adshares’ network whilst also being able to publish and subscribe to other existing publisher and advertiser networks.

sAds will launch in beta first. Once tested, it will be scaled up, enabling users to opt-in to earn more by seeing ads with different options. It will be the first real life use case of sApps as detailed in the Swash whitepaper.

About Swash

Know your worth and earn for being you, online.

Swash is an online earning portal where you can earn up to $200 per month for being active and completing tasks online. Whether you’re surfing the web, seeing ads, or sharing opinions, you deserve to be thanked for your efforts.

New ways to amp up your earnings are added to Swash every month!

Alongside the Swash earning dashboard, Swash consists of a wide network of interlinking collaborators including:

  • brands that publish ads with Swash Ads
  • businesses that buy and analyse data with sIntelligence
  • data scientists who build models with sCompute
  • developers who innovate on the Swash stack
  • charities who receive your donations with Data for Good

Swash has completed a Data Protection Impact Assessment with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK and is an accredited member of the Data & Marketing Association.