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Supernode Operators / Full GRAFT SuperNode Release (March 2019) Video
« Last post by jestergraft on April 17, 2019, 01:23:21 PM »
This video will tell you the basics of the Mainnet release of the Graft Supernode and explains why you should consider becoming a Graft Supernode owner during the initial launch phase:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hycLEgJfmvY
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Merchant Service Providers


Role: Merchant Service Providers provide important support and “gateway” services for the merchants, handling the set up, maintenance, and guaranteeing uptime for the network.

Incentive: Merchant Service Providers can add their own transaction fees on top of the network fees and/or have separate financial arrangements with the merchant. They can also distribute or lease payment terminals.

Steps: Setup Proxy or Full SuperNode infrastructure (or strike an agreement with the partner who will handle the technical operations part), define the business model (transaction fees, service fees, hardware distribution, etc), select the end-point strategy (payment terminals vs mobile POS/wallet solution), configure the end point to their SuperNode(s) as the gateway.

Type of a SuperNode required: Merchant Service Providers can either partner with the Proxy SuperNode host or host Proxy or Full SuperNode themselves.

Hardware/Systems Requirement: Merchant Service provider will want to provide a Service Level agreement (SLA) to the merchant and as such should set up a high availability architecture for their SuperNodes.

Staking requirement: Technically, a Merchant Service Provider doesn’t have to stake, however if the service provider chooses to host the Full Supernodes that also do authorizations, they will have staking requirements attached to those.


Merchant Service Provider Signup Form

Merchant Service Provider Marketing Materials

Video on All Things Graft Channel for MSPs
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General Discussion / Community Marketing of Graft
« Last post by jestergraft on April 11, 2019, 12:54:59 PM »
What are some easy ways that I can drum up interest in Graft?
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Merchants / Merchant Checklist by a Merchant
« Last post by jestergraft on April 09, 2019, 09:51:14 PM »
A while back, a merchant posted a Youtube video about what he needed from a solution to make it work for his business.  I tried to summarize his points and add a few more.  I think Graft addresses these criteria:

1.   It should accept a variety of payment types. It should have the ability to accept top-10 coins on the POS platform, especially for customer convenience, to make sales as easy as possible.
2.   It should be instant crypto-payments. The solution must have fast transaction time.
3.   It should integrate with existing inventory control.
4.   It should be easy training – customer and merchants.
5.   It should be a reliable, tested infrastructure for the payment processing network.
6.   It must be scale-able. It should also be testable. It should have the ability to try it out on a small scale, one or two stores.
7.   It must be easily adoptable for the merchant. Merchants cannot invest a lot into hardware and training time.
8.   It should have POS security. For example, only the owner should have access to the wallet to ensure against employee theft.
9.   It has to be a trusted provider – it needs to have liquidity, visibility, support structure, recourse, etc.
10.   It should preserve decentralization. Some projects are still centralized to their project, the banking industry, centralized banks (debt), and/or commercial enterprise.
11.   It should ensure customer/merchant transaction privacy. You don’t want your bank or income statement printed on the internet.
12.   It should support different transaction types – scheduled payments, pre-authorizations, refunds.
13.   It must afford adherence to local governance.
14.   It should allow the merchant to choose the payout currency.
15.   It should mitigate crypto-currency fluctuation risk for the merchant and customer.
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