New Platform Shows Ads Only On-Demand and Promises to Pay Crypto for Views

A company intends to change the ways of traditional advertising by creating a platform called WeBuy. The idea is to allow what the company calls "buyers" to decide when and how the sellers of different products can reach them on-demand.

Shopper in the center  

WeBuy believes that annoying online ads are one of the problems of the modern advertising market. Instead of increasing the interest of potential buyers, they get the opposite effect. The company believes its product can change the way buyers and sellers currently communicate by putting the prospective buyer in the center of the process.

The company says that the potential buyers are able to choose whether or not they want to see an ad on the WeBuy platform. They create a SellMe profile and specify the products or services they might want to buy.

The feature called “SellMe” enables sellers to localize potential buyers who have expressed interest in a seller's products. Users create a profile when they want to purchase something, and the information is then sent to WeBuy sellers. The sellers located in the buyer’s geographical area will receive the SellMe profile of the potential buyer and can then reach out to them. The company can communicate with the potential buyers in real time.

With no commitment needed to actually buy the product, the buyers get rewarded in WBY tokens just for being contacted by the seller. The users are encouraged to create and manage their own Buyer Referral Network (BRN). The buyers invite stores to join the platform and, after accepting this invitation, the sellers join the BRN. Every time a seller pays for advertising on WeBuy, the user who invited this company will get a share of this payment.

The platform will be linked to the public Stellar network and the WeBuy blockchain. The sharing model is based on a smart contract. The users can verify their transactions by a cryptographic key.

The startup assures that users have full control of their privacy and the information about them is never revealed to the sellers or any third party. The data and the operation records will be stored on a public, decentralized blockchain.

Geolocation and targeting

WeBuy highlights that the platform allows the sellers to reach their audience faster. When the users choose to see the ads by themselves, it helps the sellers target the right market.

Moreover, the sellers get rewards of their own, too. They are encouraged to join BRNs through a special grant, which is valued at $500 in advertising credits.

“Revolutionizing the token sale format”

In Q1 2019, the company plans to release a full-scale pilot of the platform itself. The first version will have basic functionality. The launch of the platform’s full version is scheduled for Q2 2019, together with adding social network features, anti-fraud systems and full Stellar integration. WeBuy has also announced adding seller-extended features, such as desktop support, networks of stores, community-based stores, Know Your Customer identification and customer-relationship management. WeBuy plans aim at additional platform integration, including Google Home, WIX and Shopify.

The startup says it is revolutionizing the token sale format by creating Production Oriented Token Sale (POTS) instead of traditional initial coin offerings (ICOs). The company is currently generating and distributing WBY utility tokens. The token sale will be split into several sales based on crowdfunding. There will be specific tasks defined for every POT