Jamal, an entertainment producer, is promoting his organization's second annual music festival. He creates a Tribe called The Festival and uses the mailing list from last year’s attendees to invite users to join. As the Tribes curator, Jamal launches The Festival token and sets a deadline date to raise 10,000 NT which will cover the festival’s performance costs. Jamal incentivizes users by offering them free festival tickets if they buy a certain amount, and the ability to stake interest in specific artists Contributors want to see at the event. If a performer receives the amount of tokens needed to cover their performance cost, then Jamal selects them for the festival. By the end of the campaign, 1,100 people received free festival tickets and 16 performers received enough tokens to perform.
Thelonious has been involved in cryptocurrency for a few years. He receives requests from individuals who want an expert to guide them through the cryptocurrency space. Thelonious has access to unique opportunities and insight in the blockchain industry through his knowledge and connections. He wants to extend some these opportunities to his network, but coordinating all of the necessary parties for each opportunity is time-consuming and inefficient. He has a lot to gain from making these connections happen, because his network is willing to compensate him for his efforts. After discovering Native, Thelonious becomes a Curator and stakes NT to start his Tribe. Once he brings his network onto the platform, Thelonious can efficiently present opportunities to a network of people that trust him and are aligned with his vision. He never has to store or distribute funds because all transfers occur through smart contracts, which enables the secure management of project tokens.
Ilse has a community of over 250 people in her local town in Vermont who are all interested in creating a sustainable farming movement that won’t rely on imported goods from outside of the economy. The group has been successful in setting up three farms that can grow 60% of the desired food. Essentially it functions as a co-op, but they need a method to expand the organization and have better tools to allocate funds. Ilse creates a Tribe which she calls Vermonters for Sustainability and requests that the community join the Tribe. The minimum amount to join is the equivalent of $100, but each member can store as much of their wealth in the Tribe that they would like. Over $55,000 is raised through the Native Token and the VST (Vermonters for Sustainability Token) starts to become the local currency for the group. It represents the ability to redeem funds for share of produce as well as partial ownership of the VS Development Fund, which earns revenue and lends funds to relevant sustainability projects.