BSC Talks — An AMA with Trees.Finance

On Thursday March 18th, Stu — lead delivery man of Trees Finance and all things $GANJA and our resident Man for everything — sat down with the fine folks at BSC Talks and held a great conversation regarding the state of the project, challenges so far, and the huge features coming up.

For the full conversation, search for Stu’s (@Diamond_Kush) comments in BSC Talks’ Telegram found here.

Otherwise, you can look forward to an excellent and summarized breakdown of the Q&A below. Enjoy! (We’ve also included the full transcript at the bottom if you want to read the entire chat!)

Let’s start simple. Could you talk about how it has been since the project launch, and give us a short introduction about it, please?

Stu: Sure… I’ve been involved in a few large scale crypto projects in the past and so has the rest of the team. Our team is composed of developers, artists, and creatives who love the sweet leaf.

We believe we are actually building something special… we have over 1300+ members of our TG community now and more than 100 members of our Smoker Club. We really are feeling very supported by our community right now❤️

Its great to have support of the community, and have them active.
I already noticed how yours are active. Congrats!

Could you introduce your project, what are you building right now, what is trees.finance? :)

Stu: For sure … we launched 10 days ago and raised 286 BNB through presale. Since then we’ve built our community to over 1,300 engaged members and have delivered everything on our immediate roadmap, including an audit by Quillhash finding our smart contract 100% SAFU🔒

trees.finance $GANJA is the first 100% community-driven token on BSC. The project is inspired by Civitas Protocol (CVT) and governed by $GANJA which rolls up 4.20% of each transaction into a community wallet.

The really cool part of the project is the community governance … Voting on the use of community funds is reserved for members of the trees.finance Smokers Club and to join the Smoker Club members must hold a minimum of 1 GANJA.

We get it!

Yeah, that’s exactly why this token model appealed to us so much. We believe in decentralisation and the power of the people

So each week the Smokers Club votes on how to allocate the GANJA collected in the community fund. The community can choose to do a few things …

🔥 Light it up (burn supply)
💨 Take a hit (reward community members)
🤝 Pass it (for marketing)
✍️ Or propose another own use case…

We had our first community vote last Sunday where we saw over 20 proposals from members. We collected over 200 $GANJA in the community fund a collectively decided to spend the majority of it on marketing (160), send some to the reserve (20) and the rest to reward the community (20).
So this week we have a community airdrop of 20 $GANJA spit fairly among all members on Saturday.

Damnn!! Thats nice.
And how about the current Circulation Supply with the token burns, could you tell us about the Tokenomics?

Stu: We actually built a bot called “Chong Bot” who helps the community with prices, marketcap, and chimes into the conversation with the funny one liner. The initial fixed supply of $GANJA was 5000 but we’ve since burned that down to 2909 between pre-sale and now.

Some love from Chong_bot

You can check our litepaper here. 🔥We just burned down 202.273 GANJA🔥 in our last community governance.

🌴 Buy $GANJA (increase slippage to 5%) here.

How about the NFTs? They are blowing up in crypto, and you have it on your short-term roadmap, as well as I see some giveaways and airdrops. Could you tell us more about what are you working on?

Stu: The NFT space on BSC is in a nascent stage but we believe the same explosive growth NFTs have seen on Ethereum will happen on BSC in the very near future so we’ve betting and building here. We have announced 2 amazing partnerships so far:

The first partnership is with an NFT marketplace developed by @NarutoBSC called JutsuSwap, they were just here for the last AMA actually. @DemonOfTheSand is the homie and they’re doing awesome stuff.

The second partnership is big….

This week we announced a huge partnership with a leading global design agency, Orchid Creative (their clients Google, Google Play, Youtube, Android, LVMH, Coca-cola and more). We share this same spirit of exploration and excitement about the NFT space with our partners at Orchid and are working together to produce limited-run NFT art to drop on the $GANJA Farm. You can check this article for details on them .

Stu, [19.03.21 06:27]
The second partnership is big….

Stu, [19.03.21 06:27]
This week we announced a huge partnership with a leading global design agency, Orchid Creative … their clients Google, Google Play, Youtube, Android, LVMH, Coca-cola and more.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:28]
We share this same spirit of exploration and excitement about the NFT space with our partners at Orchid and are working together to produce limited-run NFT art to drop on the $GANJA Farm.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:28]
You can check this article for details on them https://treesfinance.medium.com/trees-finance-partners-with-leading-global-design-agency-orchid-cr%C3%A9ation-to-explore-nft-space-df6e9bb52c62

That’s huge!! I would ask about the partnerships, but it is already well answered. Is it possible to show us some of your NFTs?

Stu: Thought you’d never ask!

These are a couple that we have launched.

You can check out more on https://rarible.com/treesfinance and on trees.finance/farm ! Stu,
And this NFT recently sold for .42 ETH on Rarible to a large collector … we see members of the community listing it at 5 & 10 ETH now 😎

But that’s really just the start. With the $GANJA farm there will be many more NFTs to farm and earn Once you stake your $GANJA you will start to accumulate points which you can then use to redeem NFTs from the farm. NFT’s may have different points values depending on rarity, quantity, and collections. All NFT drops on the $GANJA farm will be limited in quantity to no more than 15, with the majority being only 5 or 10 mints ever made.

Sneak Peek Airdrop for 2 lucky TG members from the AMA!

You start to drop NFTs I forgot we were in an AMA lol

How about “Development of Staking & Farming” in your roadmap. Could you tell us more about it?

Stu: Yes, the $GANJA Farm is our main focus atm, we want to get a good cadence of creating and dropping NFT art on the farm and are working with our partners at Orchid on some seriously cool stuff like you just saw. You can learn more about the $GANJA Farm here.

In terms of plans for the future we have ambitions to dive deeper into the NFT space and are evaluating a number of opportunities there. Specifically within the marketplace space — we believe over time the niche community across the web will begin adopting crypto and NFTs and we want to focus on supporting those niche communities when they do. No timeline on that dev tho, taking it one step at a time :)

Safety questions like Audit you already answered, but could you paste the link for our members to take a look. And how about the Token & Liquidity Locking?

Stu: Sure, we were aware of the stigma that comes with “drug” coins since the vast majority of tokens that came before us we’re frauds.. So we made SAFU a core principle for the project.

Here’s the Audit by Quillhash which found $GANJA 100% SAFU🔒https://treesfinance.medium.com/quillhash-audit-finds-ganja-token-contract-100-safu-ca807ab378d6

And we’ve locked liquidity, team, and reserve tokens for 90 days at which time the community will decide the next locking period.

Liquidity locked: https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x0274530AF75c489aEa7242eB72E8185E96A89f5c&type=lplock&chain=BSC
Team tokens locked https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x2104B45Cb222b7Bd27D3c39c4e98e9A47E5704a1&type=tokenlock&chain=BSC
Reserve tokens locked https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x0274530AF75c489aEa7242eB72E8185E96A89f5c&type=tokenlock&chain=BSC

I am sure many people are interested in getting your NFTs.
Could you finish explaining to people all the options they have to get them. Farming, airdrops, giveaways, marketplace..?

Stu: We drop NFTs in a few ways:

  1. We reward our Smokers Club members with airdrops — one of the many perks of joining the Smokers Club
  2. We’re launching the $GANJA Farm where you can stake your $GANJA to earn dope and rare NFTs.
  3. You can buy the ETH versions on Rarible / Opensea and check out the BSC versions on JustsuSwap.

How does initiation into the Smokers Club happen? It’s enough for me to buy one GANJA?

Stu: Good question. To join the Smokers Club you must hold a min of 1 $GANJA

💎 Smokers Club members get:
- To vote on the use of community funds
- First access to trees.finance NFT drops
- Access to private round deals sourced by the team
- First access to any and all cool things trees.finance is working on …

See Full Transcript here

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 05:59]
Welcome everyone to today’s AMA session with Trees.Finance
Although they already have a successful launch with $GANJA; They are just starting, and they have so much to tell us.

@Diamond_kush how are you doing, first off?

Stu, [19.03.21 05:59]
Hey folks, hows it going? Happy to be here. I’m doing pretty good brother — how are you?

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:00]
I am great man. I am glad to have your project here!

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:00]
Let’s start simple…

Could you talk about how it has been since the project launch, and give us a short introduction about it, please?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:01]
👋🏽Hey everyone, I’m Stu — main delivery guy for trees.finance.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:01]
A bit about me … I’ve been involved in a few large scale crypto projects in the past and so has the rest of the team. Our team is composed of developers, artists, and creatives who love the sweet leaf.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:02]
So far since launch the projects been going great :)

Stu, [19.03.21 06:02]
We believe we are actually building something special… we have over 1300+ members of our TG community now and more than 100 members of our Smoker Club. We really are feeling very supported by our community right now❤️

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:05]
[In reply to Stu]
Its great to have support of the community, and have them active.
I already noticed how yours are active. Congrats.

Could you introduce your project, what are you building right now, what is trees.finance? :)

Stu, [19.03.21 06:06]
For sure … we launched 10 days ago and raised 286 BNB through presale

Stu, [19.03.21 06:06]
Since then we’ve built our community to over 1,300 engaged members and have delivered everything on our immediate roadmap, including an audit by Quillhash finding our smart contract 100% SAFU🔒

Stu, [19.03.21 06:07]
About the project and token…

Stu, [19.03.21 06:07]
trees.finance $GANJA is the first 100% community-driven token on BSC. The project is inspired by Civitas Protocol (CVT) and governed by $GANJA which rolls up 4.20% of each transaction into a community wallet.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:07]
The really cool part of the project is the community governance …

Stu, [19.03.21 06:08]
Voting on the use of community funds is reserved for members of the trees.finance Smokers Club and to join the Smoker Club members must hold a minimum of 1 GANJA

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:13]
[In reply to Stu]
This is one of the reasons your community is so engaged imo, they have power, they are not only investors/holders.
As I already mentioned here in the past, I like the community’s decisions and votes to choose what they want to do. Decentralizing decisions is what our world needs in many different industries and sectors to reduce self-interests. Great!!

And what exactly are the decisions there, I mean token burn, Marketing, development, anything else?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:14]
Yeah, that’s exactly why this token model appealed to us so much. We believe in decentralization and the power of the people

Stu, [19.03.21 06:14]
so each week the Smokers Club votes on how to allocate the GANJA collected in the community fund. The community can choose to do a few things …

Stu, [19.03.21 06:14]
🔥 Light it up (burn supply)

💨 Take a hit (reward community members)

🤝 Pass it (for marketing)

✍️ Or propose another own use case…

Stu, [19.03.21 06:15]
We had our first community vote last Sunday where we saw over 20 proposals from members …

Stu, [19.03.21 06:16]
We collected over 200 $GANJA in the community fund a collectively decided to spend the majority of it on marketing (160), send some to the reserve (20) and the rest to reward the community (20)

Stu, [19.03.21 06:16]
So this week we have a community airdrop of 20 $GANJA spit fairly among all members on Saturday

Stu, [19.03.21 06:16]
If you join the Smokers Club before then you’ll get some $GANJA :)

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:17]
Damnn!! Thats nice.
And how about the current Circulation Supply with the token burns, could you tell us about the Tokenomics?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:18]
For sure

Stu, [19.03.21 06:19]
We actually built a bot called “Chong Bot” who helps the community with prices, marketcap, and chimes into the conversation with the funny one liner

Stu, [19.03.21 06:19]
[Forwarded from Chong_Bot]
Hey man, the $GANJA market cap is like $395,125.606 right now

Stu, [19.03.21 06:20]
The initial fixed supply of $GANJA was 5000 but we’ve since burned that down to 2909 between pre-sale and now

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:20]
[In reply to Stu]
Hahahaha smart

Stu, [19.03.21 06:21]
Yeah so the other part of the tokenomics that is really cool is the miniumum burn

Stu, [19.03.21 06:21]
So only 50% of the 4.20% of each txn goes into the community fund

Stu, [19.03.21 06:21]
The other 50% must be burned

Stu, [19.03.21 06:22]
We can this minimum deflation

Stu, [19.03.21 06:22]
[In reply to Stu]
So we also burned 200 $GANJA last week too

Stu, [19.03.21 06:22]
[Forwarded from trees.finance || announcements]
[ GIF ]
🔥We just burned down 202.273 GANJA🔥

Total supply is now 2910! 🚀

🌴 Buy $GANJA (increase slippage to 5%):
https://exchange.pancakeswap.finance/#/swap?inputCurrency=0x447c324f7eb99e512ff18308203b36d3c2607e0e

TG: https://t.me/treesfinance

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:24]
[In reply to Stu]
That’’s what I wanted to know. It is a lot of token burns huh? Great deflation here 😎🔥🔥

How about the NFTs? They are blowing up in crypto, and you have it on your short-term roadmap, as well as I see some giveaways and airdrops. Could you tell us more about what are you working on?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:25]
Sure, you know I mentioned that we’re a team of devs and creatives so we really wanted to explore the NFT space

Stu, [19.03.21 06:26]
The NFT space on BSC is in a nascent stage but we believe the same explosive growth NFTs have seen on Ethereum will happen on BSC in the very near future so we’ve betting and building here….

Stu, [19.03.21 06:26]
We’ve announced 2 partnerships in the NFT space so far

Stu, [19.03.21 06:26]
The first partnership is with a really NFT marketplace developed by @NarutoBSC called JutsuSwap, they were just here for the last AMA actually. @DemonOfTheSand is the homie and they’re doing awesome stuff…

Stu, [19.03.21 06:27]
The second partnership is big….

Stu, [19.03.21 06:27]
This week we announced a huge partnership with a leading global design agency, Orchid Creative … their clients Google, Google Play, Youtube, Android, LVMH, Coca-cola and more.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:28]
We share this same spirit of exploration and excitement about the NFT space with our partners at Orchid and are working together to produce limited-run NFT art to drop on the $GANJA Farm.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:28]
You can check this article for details on them https://treesfinance.medium.com/trees-finance-partners-with-leading-global-design-agency-orchid-cr%C3%A9ation-to-explore-nft-space-df6e9bb52c62

Stu, [19.03.21 06:29]
So the next major milestone we’re coming to is the launch of our $GANJA Farm where you can stake $GANJA to earn fresh NFTs. … Launching tomorrow

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:31]
[In reply to Stu]
Wowww

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:32]
That’s huge!! I would ask about the partnerships, but it is already well answered. Is it possible to show us some of your NFTs?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:35]
[ GIF ]
This was one of our first drops, we minted 25 and dropped them to our early supporters.

The first of the $GANJA CARD series

Stu, [19.03.21 06:36]
[ GIF ]
We followed that with a drop to our Smokers Club members. … All members at the time of the snapshot got this, a total of around 65 mints

Stu, [19.03.21 06:36]
And this NFT recently sold for .42 ETH on Rarible to a large collector … we see members of the community listing it at 5 & 10 ETH now 😎

Stu, [19.03.21 06:36]
But that’s really just the start

Stu, [19.03.21 06:37]
With the $GANJA farm there will be many more NFTs to farm and earn

Stu, [19.03.21 06:37]
Once you stake your $GANJA you will start to accumulate points which you can then use to redeem NFTs from the farm. NFT’s may have different points values depending on rarity, quantity, and collections.

All NFT drops on the $GANJA farm will be limited in quantity to no more than 15, with the majority being only 5 or 10 mints ever made.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:38]
This might be THE COOLEST NFT ever made …

Stu, [19.03.21 06:38]
And as a special treat for you guys we’re dropping an NFT live right now and giving away 2 to some lucky AMA participants. This NFT is going live on the farm next week and is limited to 10 mints only…

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:39]
[In reply to Stu]
Yeaaaaa!!!! Niceeeee!

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:39]
[In reply to Stu]
This is the coolest

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:42]
You start to drop NFTs I forgot we were in an AMA lol

How about “Development of Staking & Farming” in your roadmap. Could you tell us more about it?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:43]
Yes, the $GANJA Farm is our main focus atm, we want to get a good cadence of creating and dropping NFT art on the farm and are working with our partners at Orchid on some seriously cool stuff like you just saw

Stu, [19.03.21 06:43]
You can learn more about the $GANJA Farm here https://treesfinance.medium.com/welcome-to-the-ganja-farm-c91795e6b54b

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:45]
Changing a little bit the subject, can you tell me more about your team? Are you guys Anon? Have you doxxed to anyone? Can you tell me about any previous projects you were involved in?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:46]
Yup, we’re an Anon team due to a number of reasons given the crypto and drug regulation landscapes vary by geography and our team is placed in different parts of the world

Stu, [19.03.21 06:47]
But we’ve doxxed to a few well know folks in community

Stu, [19.03.21 06:47]
The whole team has deep experience across product management, product marketing, multimedia design, and engineering.

Stu, [19.03.21 06:47]
This is our first project on BSC but previously our devs have worked on projects such as Superfarm, Scaleswap, Arianee, and others …

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:49]
[In reply to Stu]
Could you tell who?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:50]
[In reply to BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist]
@manilamax is a homie, he knows the team

Stu, [19.03.21 06:50]
And I trust him

Stu, [19.03.21 06:51]
He’s a great dude too

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:51]
Safety questions like Audit you already answered, but could you paste the link for our members to take a look. And how about the Token & Liquidity Locking?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:52]
Sure, we were aware of the stigma that comes with “drug” coins since the vast majority of tokens that came before us we’re frauds.. So we made SAFU a core principle for the project….

Stu, [19.03.21 06:53]
Here’s the Audit by Quillhash which found $GANJA 100% SAFU🔒

https://treesfinance.medium.com/quillhash-audit-finds-ganja-token-contract-100-safu-ca807ab378d6

Stu, [19.03.21 06:53]
And we’ve locked liquidity, team, and reserve tokens for 90 days at which time the community will decide the next locking period

Stu, [19.03.21 06:53]
Liquidity locked: https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x0274530AF75c489aEa7242eB72E8185E96A89f5c&type=lplock&chain=BSC

Team tokens locked https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x2104B45Cb222b7Bd27D3c39c4e98e9A47E5704a1&type=tokenlock&chain=BSC

Reserve tokens locked https://dxsale.app/app/pages/dxlockview?id=0&add=0x0274530AF75c489aEa7242eB72E8185E96A89f5c&type=tokenlock&chain=BSC

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:54]
We are almost over here! But I am sure many people are interested in getting your NFTs.
Could you finish explaining to people all the options they have to get them. Farming, airdrops, giveaways, marketplace..?

Stu, [19.03.21 06:57]
We drop NFTs in a few ways …

1. We reward our Smokers Club members with airdrops — one of the many perks of joining the Smokers Club
2. We’re launching the $GANJA Farm where you can stake your $GANJA to earn dope and rare NFTs
3. You can buy the ETH versions on Rarible / Opensea and check out the BSC versions on JustsuSwap

Stu, [19.03.21 06:58]
We’re really glad to have had some time to share our project with you guys

Stu, [19.03.21 06:58]
Definetly jump over to our TG and join the fun … @treesfinance

Stu, [19.03.21 06:58]
Website is here as well trees.finance

BSC Maximalist — @BSC_talks + @BSC_whitelist, [19.03.21 06:59]
Excellent, it was a great conversation.
I can see you are working hard, partnerships, NFTs, farming, and community wallet to decide what to do with the funds.

Stu, [19.03.21 07:00]
Thanks a lot brother🙏🏽

$GANJA || The first 100% community-driven deflationary token on Binance Smart Chain