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We have collaboratively been working through what should go into the Lethean roadmap and how we broadcast activity.
The Lethean official website is now updated with the most current roadmap: https://lethean.io/roadmap
At this stage only completed and actively worked on items are disclosed.

Our most recent roadmap updates have been focusing on:

- Giving Lethean a new look with a fresh new website!
- Making it simpler to stand-up a node, a lot simpler.
- Promoting Lethean — In doing so, we attract attention and gain momentum with increased community involvement.
- More exchange listings and maintaining these relationships.

As you may be aware the Lethean community contributes it’s time on a voluntary basis in managing this project. This means we cannot provide accurate timelines for when roadmap items will be completed and this specific information is therefore removed.

The great news is our team is growing with members eager to make an impact on the Lethean project. We are confident and excited about this and look forward to releasing updates on the project as they become available.

Why not have your say about what should be the focus right now for Lethean?
Reach us on any of our official channels. In our opinion, the more minds we put together the better things will be.

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We have collaboratively been working through what should go into the Lethean roadmap and how we broadcast activity.
The Lethean official website is now updated with the most current roadmap: https://lethean.io/roadmap
At this stage only completed and actively worked on items are disclosed.

Our most recent roadmap updates have been focusing on:

- Giving Lethean a new look with a fresh new website!
- Making it simpler to stand-up a node, a lot simpler.
- Promoting Lethean — In doing so, we attract attention and gain momentum with increased community involvement.
- More exchange listings and maintaining these relationships.

As you may be aware the Lethean community contributes it’s time on a voluntary basis in managing this project. This means we cannot provide accurate timelines for when roadmap items will be completed and this specific information is therefore removed.

The great news is our team is growing with members eager to make an impact on the Lethean project. We are confident and excited about this and look forward to releasing updates on the project as they become available.

Why not have your say about what should be the focus right now for Lethean?
Reach us on any of our official channels. In our opinion, the more minds we put together the better things will be.

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Dear Lethean Followers!

As always, privileged to provide you the next update following our most recent team meeting including other developments:

* Lethean Telegram promotion — 300LTHN giveaway continues!!
Why not jump on the channel and ask our team for some free coin!
We believe increased adoption starts with trust in a products capabilities and promises. That’s why we’re giving away free coin to test drive our service, our product will speak for itself. In turn we can make our product even better.

* Lethean community activity increased by over 15% in the last couple of weeks.

* Growing team contributors. A very warm welcome to our new team members!

* Chromebook / ChromeOS compatibility testing with the new Lethean Exiplorer mobile app. All confirmed OK and ready for use!

*We will be issuing a short community survey very soon to gauge what our users see as important in a VPN/proxy solution and how Lethean stacks up. With believe with data such as this, we can accurately target the key areas that are seen as gaps to bring community relevance to the project.

*Cryptonight v8 alogrithm change discussions have occurred to target the ever present shift in mining activity. We believe this is important to manage risk, including involvement from the greater community of miners.

* Thanks to community feedback we’re sprucing up our exit-node build guides. We’re working on this and please do reach out if having any troubles attempting to build today.

* Excitement is also brewing over the review of cloud hosted exit-node options for the community.
The idea is, if we can make it simple enough to create a node, you’d likely want to stand one up! We want a near zero-touch deployment of the Lethean exit-node and we’re excited to share that we are looking at this option and believe it will greatly grow our node adoption and usage rate.

* To make some of the above and other project goals possible in the short-term, we’re presently looking at funding options to accelerate our vision for the Lethean project. You’ll want to be part of the action when it all starts cracking on at full pace!

There are some items I’ve left out on purpose here, specifically how Lethean plans to expand it’s impact. You’ll just have to wait for the next update. :)

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Dear Lethean Followers!

As always, privileged to provide you the next update following our most recent team meeting including other developments:

* Lethean Telegram promotion — 300LTHN giveaway continues!!
Why not jump on the channel and ask our team for some free coin!
We believe increased adoption starts with trust in a products capabilities and promises. That’s why we’re giving away free coin to test drive our service, our product will speak for itself. In turn we can make our product even better.

* Lethean community activity increased by over 15% in the last couple of weeks.

* Growing team contributors. A very warm welcome to our new team members!

* Chromebook / ChromeOS compatibility testing with the new Lethean Exiplorer mobile app. All confirmed OK and ready for use!

*We will be issuing a short community survey very soon to gauge what our users see as important in a VPN/proxy solution and how Lethean stacks up. With believe with data such as this, we can accurately target the key areas that are seen as gaps to bring community relevance to the project.

*Cryptonight v8 alogrithm change discussions have occurred to target the ever present shift in mining activity. We believe this is important to manage risk, including involvement from the greater community of miners.

* Thanks to community feedback we’re sprucing up our exit-node build guides. We’re working on this and please do reach out if having any troubles attempting to build today.

* Excitement is also brewing over the review of cloud hosted exit-node options for the community.
The idea is, if we can make it simple enough to create a node, you’d likely want to stand one up! We want a near zero-touch deployment of the Lethean exit-node and we’re excited to share that we are looking at this option and believe it will greatly grow our node adoption and usage rate.

* To make some of the above and other project goals possible in the short-term, we’re presently looking at funding options to accelerate our vision for the Lethean project. You’ll want to be part of the action when it all starts cracking on at full pace!

There are some items I’ve left out on purpose here, specifically how Lethean plans to expand it’s impact. You’ll just have to wait for the next update. :)

Unlock the Internet.
Free the world from censorship.

The Lethean Movement.

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Dear Lethean Community,

It is with much anticipation and excitement I reach out to you. Over the past few quiet months the Lethean project has been evolving and re-forming a new, eager, motivated, and capable bunch of members. It has been at least 6 months since any real life has echoed from the Lethean project via any form of communication at a mass scale.

I’d like to proudly acknowledge that the Lethean project is moving forward. As we re-group and re-establish capabilities, we’d like to let the public know firstly, the Lethean VPN/Proxy capabilities are up and running right now and ready for your use!

If you have any questions or need support, feel free to touch base with our growing Lethean user base on any of our official channels.

Since the project is now increasingly being managed by Lethean community members, many roadmap items and general project management processes are being reassessed and are expected to be updated based on a new community working structure. We plan on providing updates in this area as soon as team discussions provide more clarity on the paths forward.

What better time to provide some updates!!

* Lethean Mobile App for Andriod — Released for Alpha testing, you can find it on our official site. Named “Lethean Exiplorer” (no typo here). It will provide:

- Lethean exit node listing
- Lethean full list of VPN/proxy details
- Simple view of exit node pricing and payment details.
- Wallet & VPN integration (work in progress)
- Global exit node map integration
- OpenVPN profile auto-generated for easy mobile usage.
- Very slick and user friendly interface
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates about the Lethean mobile application.

* Bololex Exchange Listing — Occurred in the last 2 weeks. Check it out!

* Lethean Website — We’ve had broken links in many places over the quiet period. Fortunately, we’re on top of it and updating content regularly. We still have more work to do, but this has been a great start! We love this project and that’s why we’re working so hard. We plan to bring a new look in future from feedback gathered already, look out for this also!!

* Lastly I’m pleased to confirm the community has been pairing with veterans from the Lethean project beginnings to create a powerful transition. We feel quite blessed and proud to have the team we have.

Interested in getting involved?

Get in touch on our official channels and let’s make an impact together. It’s a project that’s becoming more and more important to general society needs!

Stay safe!

The Lethean Movement

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Dear Lethean Community,

It is with much anticipation and excitement I reach out to you. Over the past few quiet months the Lethean project has been evolving and re-forming a new, eager, motivated, and capable bunch of members. It has been at least 6 months since any real life has echoed from the Lethean project via any form of communication at a mass scale.

I’d like to proudly acknowledge that the Lethean project is moving forward. As we re-group and re-establish capabilities, we’d like to let the public know firstly, the Lethean VPN/Proxy capabilities are up and running right now and ready for your use!

If you have any questions or need support, feel free to touch base with our growing Lethean user base on any of our official channels.

Since the project is now increasingly being managed by Lethean community members, many roadmap items and general project management processes are being reassessed and are expected to be updated based on a new community working structure. We plan on providing updates in this area as soon as team discussions provide more clarity on the paths forward.

What better time to provide some updates!!

* Lethean Mobile App for Andriod — Released for Alpha testing, you can find it on our official site. Named “Lethean Exiplorer” (no typo here). It will provide:

- Lethean exit node listing
- Lethean full list of VPN/proxy details
- Simple view of exit node pricing and payment details.
- Wallet & VPN integration (work in progress)
- Global exit node map integration
- OpenVPN profile auto-generated for easy mobile usage.
- Very slick and user friendly interface
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates about the Lethean mobile application.

* Bololex Exchange Listing — Occurred in the last 2 weeks. Check it out!

* Lethean Website — We’ve had broken links in many places over the quiet period. Fortunately, we’re on top of it and updating content regularly. We still have more work to do, but this has been a great start! We love this project and that’s why we’re working so hard. We plan to bring a new look in future from feedback gathered already, look out for this also!!

* Lastly I’m pleased to confirm the community has been pairing with veterans from the Lethean project beginnings to create a powerful transition. We feel quite blessed and proud to have the team we have.

Interested in getting involved?

Get in touch on our official channels and let’s make an impact together. It’s a project that’s becoming more and more important to general society needs!

Stay safe!

The Lethean Movement

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Lethean Moving Forward

Community,

The leadership team has had a few conversations about how we, as a team, move forward from where we currently stand today. Our decision, which was difficult to make, has been to depart from Lethean. While we are extremely heavy-hearted about this decision, we also know that it is best for the project. Even with the team as we currently know it is departing, our goal is to ensure that Lethean, the project that we have worked so very hard on these past few years, continues even in our absence. With that in mind, we have decided to make the project community-owned and operated.

As a team, we want to make the transition from being run by us, to run by the community, is as smooth as possible. During the transition, rather than immediately turning over all of our social platforms, we will maintain them until we are certain that the community members taking over are just as committed to the project as we are. Once we are certain, we will fully release these to the community. We hope that the same community members who have been so willing to assist us over these past few years will be just as willing to pick up where we are leaving off.

As a final note, we want to say thank you all for all of the community support that we have received over these few years. We know that our community has the talent and drive to continue to make Lethean a success. If you would like to begin the process of overtaking some or all of the components that are necessary for the continued success of the project, please DM Casey on Discord.

Sincerely,

The Lethean Team

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Lethean Moving Forward

Community,

The leadership team has had a few conversations about how we, as a team, move forward from where we currently stand today. Our decision, which was difficult to make, has been to depart from Lethean. While we are extremely heavy-hearted about this decision, we also know that it is best for the project. Even with the team as we currently know it is departing, our goal is to ensure that Lethean, the project that we have worked so very hard on these past few years, continues even in our absence. With that in mind, we have decided to make the project community-owned and operated.

As a team, we want to make the transition from being run by us, to run by the community, is as smooth as possible. During the transition, rather than immediately turning over all of our social platforms, we will maintain them until we are certain that the community members taking over are just as committed to the project as we are. Once we are certain, we will fully release these to the community. We hope that the same community members who have been so willing to assist us over these past few years will be just as willing to pick up where we are leaving off.

As a final note, we want to say thank you all for all of the community support that we have received over these few years. We know that our community has the talent and drive to continue to make Lethean a success. If you would like to begin the process of overtaking some or all of the components that are necessary for the continued success of the project, please DM Casey on Discord.

Sincerely,

The Lethean Team

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Lethean February update

We would like to begin this update with a thank you to all of our followers that have allowed us to take some time to spend with our friends and family over the holidays. We appreciate your understanding and your continued support.

Development updates

As of the time writing this, nothing substantial has been accomplished over the past few months with regard to the continued development. In our previous survey, we gathered information on others that may be willing to assist us in the development of the project, and we will be reaching out to them in the coming month to gather additional details about their strengths. With potential new members assisting us with the development of the project, we may be able to offer new features and continued improvements.

Survey Results

Last month we released a survey to gather data from our followers. Below are the highlights from the survey.

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Of the 45 respondents to our survey, 22% or 10 people stated they use the services every day. By contrast, out of 45 respondents, only 10 had never used the VPN.

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The questions about focus for 2020 show that the large majority of respondents would like us to focus on mobile development, and we will take that feedback seriously. The other large percentage asked us to focus on user interface.

Other marketing and communication news

With a moderate resurgence in overall exposure to crypto in the past month or so, I have asked the marketing team to work on finding potential smaller VPN or VPS servers that may be interested in either accepting Lethean as a payment or opening nodes on our network. This would generate more exposure and would allow for further usability. If any developments on this front occur, we will be sure to let our followers know.

Socials

As always, you can contact Lethean via any of the social networks below.

Email: Contact@lethean.io

Facebook

Twitter

Discord

Telegram (community)

Telegram (announcements)

Reddit

Bitcointalk

YouTube

LinkedIn

GitHub

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Lethean February update

We would like to begin this update with a thank you to all of our followers that have allowed us to take some time to spend with our friends and family over the holidays. We appreciate your understanding and your continued support.

Development updates

As of the time writing this, nothing substantial has been accomplished over the past few months with regard to the continued development. In our previous survey, we gathered information on others that may be willing to assist us in the development of the project, and we will be reaching out to them in the coming month to gather additional details about their strengths. With potential new members assisting us with the development of the project, we may be able to offer new features and continued improvements.

Survey Results

Last month we released a survey to gather data from our followers. Below are the highlights from the survey.

0*oVSUGZHgyoykBw2W

Of the 45 respondents to our survey, 22% or 10 people stated they use the services every day. By contrast, out of 45 respondents, only 10 had never used the VPN.

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The questions about focus for 2020 show that the large majority of respondents would like us to focus on mobile development, and we will take that feedback seriously. The other large percentage asked us to focus on user interface.

Other marketing and communication news

With a moderate resurgence in overall exposure to crypto in the past month or so, I have asked the marketing team to work on finding potential smaller VPN or VPS servers that may be interested in either accepting Lethean as a payment or opening nodes on our network. This would generate more exposure and would allow for further usability. If any developments on this front occur, we will be sure to let our followers know.

Socials

As always, you can contact Lethean via any of the social networks below.

Email: Contact@lethean.io

Facebook

Twitter

Discord

Telegram (community)

Telegram (announcements)

Reddit

Bitcointalk

YouTube

LinkedIn

GitHub

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In the past week, Lethean was contacted via Telegram by a gentleman named Chris Keren. Chris Keren requested a phone call with the founder(s) or leadership to discuss investing in Lethean. Great!

Mr. Keren wanted to hear about Lethean — what is its mission, how does it work, and where is the project going. We filled him in on all of this information and sent him our investment pitch deck. We also informed him that any ‘investment’ in Lethean would need to be funnelled properly through our non-profit company via standard bank wire (this detail is important).

We learned a little bit about Mr. Keren as well — he is a self made successful person who found his wealth by selling Bitcoin during the $20k peak and also has a family inheritance from his deceased father. He has investment experience with his partners in another successful crypto project in the past, but could not speak of this project due to a binding non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Mr. Keren liked what he heard, assured us he would speak with his partners and get back to us soon…

The next day, Mr. Keren reached out with great news: he and his partners wished to invest $400,000 USD into Lethean. Wow! We warned him that level of investment exceeded even the current market cap of Lethean, but he was not dissuaded. He believed in Lethean and wanted to inject capital so it could be greatly successful! There was one condition: Lethean would need to meet him in person in Switzerland for a face-to-face to have coffee, meet his lawyer and perform the asset transfer. Hmm… No problem, we can arrange that as we have team members in Europe that travel frequently.

Lethean began consulting team members on their thoughts toward this investment and arranging rough plans for how to manage and spend such an investment. It was concluded we had no use for such a large investment and could not back the liquidity with coins (considering the market cap). Mr. Keren was informed of this, and he was oddly dissuaded — he wanted to invest ALL 400k of his money! He understood our position and reviewed the overview of planned uses for the funds.

The next day, Mr. Keren reached out and indicated the proposal for fund expenditure looked good, but he would need help getting the funds into the bank to transfer to us. He could arrange for our investment figure via bank wire, but we needed to first sell him Bitcoin in exchange for his cash, because his lawyer takes payments in Bitcoin. His lawyer would then be facilitating the bank transfer of fiat from the lawyer’s account into our company’s bank account.

If you aren’t scratching your head yet, you should be!

And another fly in the ointment: Mr. Keren needed to call an audible on the meeting location. No longer could we meet in Switzerland as he had proposed a couple days earlier but now it needed to be Milan, Italy, due to Milan being his lawyer’s principle operating location!

We told Mr. Keren that we thought this was a very strange situation and did not understand why he could not just wire the funds himself.

Mr. Keren pointed out that the government would become aware of his sizeable profits “from selling Bitcoin” and then he would be liable for taxes. So, he wanted to give us cash in exchage for Bitcoin so he could avoid paying taxes on his “gains”. That’s right, he was prepared to exchange $400k in cash for $400k in Bitcoin, as long as we met in person…

We informed him that we would not take part in any tax evasion or money laundering schemes, to which he was bewildered, and denied attempts at these crimes.

But now, a cliff hanger. All the sudden, Mr. Keren went radio silent!

The list of excuses and bizarre explanations go on, so I’ll stop here and sum it up. If you haven’t put it all together yet, this is either a money laundering scam, or would have been a straight heist. We are writing this post to share this information about “Chris Keren”, assuming that is not a nom de guerre for his clandestine solicitation activities. You can find Mr. Keren from Ticino, Switzerland, a “Private Angel Investor” with a degree from the University of Oxford, on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-keren-1a1150187/ .

Mr. Keren has two lone endorsements by the same two people for his “skills” in blockchain, start-ups and biz strategy on LinkedIn: Arthur Volz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-volz-774382164/) and Alan Wood (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-wood-932190170/), who are probably associates or nom de guerres for this scam. The other two individuals interestingly also claim homage to Ticino, Switzerland.

You can also find him on WhatsApp at +41 76 700 13 34.

Crypto has no shortage of scams, and this one was interesting. A combination of social engineering and wire fraud were used to attempt to either steal funds or launder illicit capital.

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In the past week, Lethean was contacted via Telegram by a gentleman named Chris Keren. Chris Keren requested a phone call with the founder(s) or leadership to discuss investing in Lethean. Great!

Mr. Keren wanted to hear about Lethean — what is its mission, how does it work, and where is the project going. We filled him in on all of this information and sent him our investment pitch deck. We also informed him that any ‘investment’ in Lethean would need to be funnelled properly through our non-profit company via standard bank wire (this detail is important).

We learned a little bit about Mr. Keren as well — he is a self made successful person who found his wealth by selling Bitcoin during the $20k peak and also has a family inheritance from his deceased father. He has investment experience with his partners in another successful crypto project in the past, but could not speak of this project due to a binding non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Mr. Keren liked what he heard, assured us he would speak with his partners and get back to us soon…

The next day, Mr. Keren reached out with great news: he and his partners wished to invest $400,000 USD into Lethean. Wow! We warned him that level of investment exceeded even the current market cap of Lethean, but he was not dissuaded. He believed in Lethean and wanted to inject capital so it could be greatly successful! There was one condition: Lethean would need to meet him in person in Switzerland for a face-to-face to have coffee, meet his lawyer and perform the asset transfer. Hmm… No problem, we can arrange that as we have team members in Europe that travel frequently.

Lethean began consulting team members on their thoughts toward this investment and arranging rough plans for how to manage and spend such an investment. It was concluded we had no use for such a large investment and could not back the liquidity with coins (considering the market cap). Mr. Keren was informed of this, and he was oddly dissuaded — he wanted to invest ALL 400k of his money! He understood our position and reviewed the overview of planned uses for the funds.

The next day, Mr. Keren reached out and indicated the proposal for fund expenditure looked good, but he would need help getting the funds into the bank to transfer to us. He could arrange for our investment figure via bank wire, but we needed to first sell him Bitcoin in exchange for his cash, because his lawyer takes payments in Bitcoin. His lawyer would then be facilitating the bank transfer of fiat from the lawyer’s account into our company’s bank account.

If you aren’t scratching your head yet, you should be!

And another fly in the ointment: Mr. Keren needed to call an audible on the meeting location. No longer could we meet in Switzerland as he had proposed a couple days earlier but now it needed to be Milan, Italy, due to Milan being his lawyer’s principle operating location!

We told Mr. Keren that we thought this was a very strange situation and did not understand why he could not just wire the funds himself.

Mr. Keren pointed out that the government would become aware of his sizeable profits “from selling Bitcoin” and then he would be liable for taxes. So, he wanted to give us cash in exchage for Bitcoin so he could avoid paying taxes on his “gains”. That’s right, he was prepared to exchange $400k in cash for $400k in Bitcoin, as long as we met in person…

We informed him that we would not take part in any tax evasion or money laundering schemes, to which he was bewildered, and denied attempts at these crimes.

But now, a cliff hanger. All the sudden, Mr. Keren went radio silent!

The list of excuses and bizarre explanations go on, so I’ll stop here and sum it up. If you haven’t put it all together yet, this is either a money laundering scam, or would have been a straight heist. We are writing this post to share this information about “Chris Keren”, assuming that is not a nom de guerre for his clandestine solicitation activities. You can find Mr. Keren from Ticino, Switzerland, a “Private Angel Investor” with a degree from the University of Oxford, on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-keren-1a1150187/ .

Mr. Keren has two lone endorsements by the same two people for his “skills” in blockchain, start-ups and biz strategy on LinkedIn: Arthur Volz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-volz-774382164/) and Alan Wood (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-wood-932190170/), who are probably associates or nom de guerres for this scam. The other two individuals interestingly also claim homage to Ticino, Switzerland.

You can also find him on WhatsApp at +41 76 700 13 34.

Crypto has no shortage of scams, and this one was interesting. A combination of social engineering and wire fraud were used to attempt to either steal funds or launder illicit capital.

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Lethean December Update

Welcome, all to December. With the year coming to a close and the holidays right around the corner, we expect a moderate slow in development and a lighter workload overall for this upcoming month. That being said, we want to give you all some insight into what has occurred in the past month, and what our plans are for December.

Payment Gateway

While we anticipated the payment gateway project finalization by this update, we are still working with CoinGate on our business account setup. Over the past two months, we have been working closely with CoinGate to finalize our application. The reason for the delay has been restrictions that exist in account setup that we have had to find workarounds for. Each submission takes approximately two weeks for CoinGate to review. In the last two attempts we have made, CoinGate has asked us to make changes to the application, which have caused us to have setbacks. We are still working with CoinGate, and once finalized, we will notify you all.

In addition to finalizing the business application with CoinGate, we have also made a few changes to the way our payment gateway will look. You can see the changes in the photo below.

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Most notably, we have added a drop-down menu that allows users to select the amount of time that they wish to purchase, and our designer has better aligned the design with our current website designs.

Ease of use

Our development team is still in the process of finalizing the easy VPN. While that process is still in the works, we have noticed an uptick in the number of users commenting on our YouTube channel with questions or concerns with the ease of use of our products. As we move forward, we aim to polish our current products and make them as simple as possible to use. We have asked some of the users that have commented to provide us with details of how we can improve or have a meeting with us, so we can better understand what we can do to make using our products easy. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, feel free to reach out to us via email, Discord, or Telegram. We would love to hear your feedback.

Cost reduction methods

In addition to the above-mentioned aspects of our business that we have been working on over the past month, we have also been reviewing our monthly costs and finding areas of improvement, which will allow us to continue to work for a longer period of time, and with significant cost reductions.

Monero changes

Like always, we are keeping a close eye on the changes to Monero’s algorithm, and we are reviewing the implementation on our end. Once we have more details about our plans, we will notify our community. When code base changes occur, we notify our community in the form of a standalone update.

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Lethean December Update

Welcome, all to December. With the year coming to a close and the holidays right around the corner, we expect a moderate slow in development and a lighter workload overall for this upcoming month. That being said, we want to give you all some insight into what has occurred in the past month, and what our plans are for December.

Payment Gateway

While we anticipated the payment gateway project finalization by this update, we are still working with CoinGate on our business account setup. Over the past two months, we have been working closely with CoinGate to finalize our application. The reason for the delay has been restrictions that exist in account setup that we have had to find workarounds for. Each submission takes approximately two weeks for CoinGate to review. In the last two attempts we have made, CoinGate has asked us to make changes to the application, which have caused us to have setbacks. We are still working with CoinGate, and once finalized, we will notify you all.

In addition to finalizing the business application with CoinGate, we have also made a few changes to the way our payment gateway will look. You can see the changes in the photo below.

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Most notably, we have added a drop-down menu that allows users to select the amount of time that they wish to purchase, and our designer has better aligned the design with our current website designs.

Ease of use

Our development team is still in the process of finalizing the easy VPN. While that process is still in the works, we have noticed an uptick in the number of users commenting on our YouTube channel with questions or concerns with the ease of use of our products. As we move forward, we aim to polish our current products and make them as simple as possible to use. We have asked some of the users that have commented to provide us with details of how we can improve or have a meeting with us, so we can better understand what we can do to make using our products easy. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, feel free to reach out to us via email, Discord, or Telegram. We would love to hear your feedback.

Cost reduction methods

In addition to the above-mentioned aspects of our business that we have been working on over the past month, we have also been reviewing our monthly costs and finding areas of improvement, which will allow us to continue to work for a longer period of time, and with significant cost reductions.

Monero changes

Like always, we are keeping a close eye on the changes to Monero’s algorithm, and we are reviewing the implementation on our end. Once we have more details about our plans, we will notify our community. When code base changes occur, we notify our community in the form of a standalone update.

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Lethean November Update

Payment Gateway

We mentioned in our last update that we were working on a payment gateway that would allow users to purchase Lethean directly from our website. We are still in the process of finalizing this implementation. We had a minor setback with the gateway that we were using to make this option available for our users, but as of the time writing this, we are well on our way to finalize everything. Once finished, the website will allow users to make purchases for days, weeks, and months of VPN use with Lethean. You can see an updated draft of the website look below

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Recent video appearance

We recently were featured in a video made by Khabir, a YouTube creator that made a video about Lethean in the Arabic language. He did a very good job covering our project, what makes us unique, and did a very in-depth video about our project. You can see the video by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWmyXPieBVY&t=22s. This video went live on October 30th, so it has only been up for a few days, so if possible, go visit his channel and show him the strength of the Lethean community.

Lethean Reach

The Lethean Reach program is still live and a change has been made to the way the program works.

So what is changing?

This change is specifically for referrals. In our previous model, if you were not referred by someone, you would not be eligible for the referral bonus. As of now, if you visit the referral website and join our services without someone referring you, the referral reward will be randomly provided to a random ambassador. So, if you are not already an ambassador, we welcome you to join us. You may be selected if someone joins the program and is not using a referral link.

You can join the Lethean Reach campaign as an ambassador by visiting https://reach.lethean.io/

Proof of Review

Last year we were selected to be reviewed by Proof of Review. Over the past month we have been working with them to get the review finalized and have them post it. As of today, the review is live and available for all to view. You can see our review by visiting https://proofofreview.com/reviews/lethean/.

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Lethean October Update

Payment Gateway

We mentioned in our last update that we were working on a payment gateway that would allow users to purchase Lethean directly from our website. We are still in the process of finalizing this implementation. We had a minor setback with the gateway that we were using to make this option available for our users, but as of the time writing this, we are well on our way to finalize everything. Once finished, the website will allow users to make purchases for days, weeks, and months of VPN use with Lethean. You can see an updated draft of the website look below

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Recent video appearance

We recently were featured in a video made by Khabir, a YouTube creator that made a video about Lethean in the Arebic language. He did a very good job covering our project, what makes us unique, and did a very in-depth video about our project. You can see the video by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWmyXPieBVY&t=22s. This video went live on October 30th, so it has only been up for a few days, so if possible, go visit his channel and show him the strength of the Lethean community.

Lethean Reach

The Lethean Reach program is still live and a change has been made to the way the program works.

So what is changing?

This change is specifically for referrals. In our previous model, if you were not referred by someone, you would not be eligible for the referral bonus. As of now, if you visit the referral website and join our services without someone referring you, the referral reward will be randomly provided to a random ambassador. So, if you are not already an ambassador, we welcome you to join us. You may be selected if someone joins the program and is not using a referral link.

You can join the Lethean Reach campaign as an ambassador by visiting https://reach.lethean.io/

Proof of Review

Last year we were selected to be reviewed by Proof of Review. Over the past month we have been working with them to get the review finalized have have them post it. As of today, the review is live and available for all to view. You can see our review by visiting https://proofofreview.com/reviews/lethean/.

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Development updates

Easy VPN development notes

During September, our development team has worked on the Easy VPN. We had a few minor setbacks that have caused the development of the Easy VPN. During the process of integrating the Easy VPN into the wallet. Our development team has informed us that we should, if all goes well, have the Easy VPN ready for internal testing within the next few weeks. Once we have finalized internal testing, we will release the Easy VPN for use.

Payment Gateway

In other development-related news, our development team, in conjunction with a community member, Denis, have established a way to provide new and existing users with a Lethean payment gateway located directly on our website. The payment gateway will allow new and existing users to use Bitcoin to purchase Lethean packages from our website, without visiting an exchange. The functionality of the widget has been tested, and it is working as intended. We are in the process of matching the style of the widget to the style of our website, and once complete, we will be integrating the service on our website. You can view an early screenshot of the service below.

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We are hopeful that the service will not take too long to complete, and our target date for implementation is the middle of October.

We are very excited about this development, and the potential new users that it may bring. We are most excited that our community member, Denis, was willing and interested to step forward and aid with this development. We welcome all community involvement, as it expedites the development process, so if you are interested in working with us to make our project better, let us know.

Marketing and communication

Lethean Reach campaign

Over the past month, 150 users visited the Lethean Reach website, with a significant portion of those users coming from the last monthly update, on September 1. We also received a large influx on September 19, when an email blast was sent to our subscriber list. As it stands today, we have a substantial amount of 500 Lethean referrals available. If you have not used the Lethean Reach website, or if you have and you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help. If you would like to join the Lethean Reach program, you can do so by visiting https://reach.lethean.io/.

Monthly updates will be automatically sent to our Subscriber list.

Since we have lowered out releases to a more manageable once per month, we feel more comfortable sending out monthly updates to our Subscriber list. This will ensure that each of the members we currently have is up to date with our most recent activity, and can quickly and effectively view our monthly updates.

We Are Fundraising!

While the team has been financing the project out of pocket since its inception, we have been seeking to transition away from personal, out-of-pocket financing, and towards a more-sustainable method of covering expenses. We have chosen to focus our efforts on securing funds in two main ways. Namely via third-party investment in exchange for LTHN, as well as applying for grants for non-profit organizations. Progress in either of these methods would provide the Team with an expanded budget for marketing, development, and operating costs associated with server and website upkeep. We ask that members of the Lethean Community that have familiarity with or ideas regarding non-profit fundraising and that are looking to contribute to the project email Austin@lethean.io or DM @atalis#4413 on the Lethean Discord to discuss.

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Development updates

Easy VPN development notes

During September, our development team has worked on the Easy VPN. We had a few minor setbacks that have caused the development of the Easy VPN. During the process of integrating the Easy VPN into the wallet. Our development team has informed us that we should, if all goes well, have the Easy VPN ready for internal testing within the next few weeks. Once we have finalized internal testing, we will release the Easy VPN for use.

Payment Gateway

In other development-related news, our development team, in conjunction with a community member, Dennis, have established a way to provide new and existing users with a Lethean payment gateway located directly on our website. The payment gateway will allow new and existing users to use Bitcoin to purchase Lethean packages from our website, without visiting an exchange. The functionality of the widget has been tested, and it is working as intended. We are in the process of matching the style of the widget to the style of our website, and once complete, we will be integrating the service on our website. You can view an early screenshot of the service below.

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We are hopeful that the service will not take too long to complete, and our target date for implementation is the middle of October.

We are very excited about this development, and the potential new users that it may bring. We are most excited that our community member, Dennis, was willing and interested to step forward and aid with this development. We welcome all community involvement, as it expedites the development process, so if you are interested in working with us to make our project better, let us know.

Marketing and communication

Lethean Reach campaign

Over the past month, 150 users visited the Lethean Reach website, with a significant portion of those users coming from the last monthly update, on September 1. We also received a large influx on September 19, when an email blast was sent to our subscriber list. As it stands today, we have a substantial amount of 500 Lethean referrals available. If you have not used the Lethean Reach website, or if you have and you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help. If you would like to join the Lethean Reach program, you can do so by visiting https://reach.lethean.io/.

Monthly updates will be automatically sent to our Subscriber list.

Since we have lowered out releases to a more manageable once per month, we feel more comfortable sending out monthly updates to our Subscriber list. This will ensure that each of the members we currently have is up to date with our most recent activity, and can quickly and effectively view our monthly updates.

We Are Fundraising!

While the team has been financing the project out of pocket since its inception, we have been seeking to transition away from personal, out-of-pocket financing, and towards a more-sustainable method of covering expenses. We have chosen to focus our efforts on securing funds in two main ways. Namely via third-party investment in exchange for LTHN, as well as applying for grants for non-profit organizations. Progress in either of these methods would provide the Team with an expanded budget for marketing, development, and operating costs associated with server and website upkeep. We ask that members of the Lethean Community that have familiarity with or ideas regarding non-profit fundraising and that are looking to contribute to the project email Austin@lethean.io or DM @atalis#4413 on the Lethean Discord to discuss.

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Celebrating Two Years

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Good day to you all! As we begin the month of September, we would like to take some time to look back on the accomplishments that we have had over the past two years. If you are not aware, our bitcoin talk announcement went live on August 15, 2017. At that time, we had the name IntenseCoin. We have had many changes over the past two years, our name included, so we would like to take some time to look at the changes that we have had, while also giving you the details of what we have done during August.

Looking back at our past accomplishments:

  • On August 15, 2017, we made our launch announcement under the name IntenseCoin. Our goal since our inception has been to create an anonymous, decentralized, blockchain-backed, VPN service. Initially, our project was based on ByteCoin, an anonymous cryptocurrency, and the predecessor to Monero.
  • February 2018 — Rebase from ByteCoin to Monero. The rebase was a large undertaking for our Development team.
  • July 2018 — Launched our browser VPN for Google Chrome, effectively creating a browser-based decentralized VPN service backed by blockchain. We soon followed with a Firefox plugin.
  • August 2018 — Intensecoin officially rebranded to Lethean.
  • December 2018 — we released a paper wallet for Lethean
  • April 2019 — Lethean partnered with AsiaBlockchainReview
  • April 2019 — We release our most recent website, which can be found here: Lethean.io
  • August 2019 — Release of Lethean Reach ambassador program

Development details

Over the past month, our development team has been working on finalizing the new EZ map GUI integrated into our wallet. The development team ran into a few roadblocks with the code bases not working well together, and subsequently has pushed back the release of this new GUI wallet. During the meeting that was held last week, it is clear that we are now on the right track to getting the map integrated into the wallet, and the EZ map GUI is well on the way to being finalized. As soon as we know that the new wallet is ready for use, we will let our userbase know in a standalone article and through our social platforms.

Lethean Reach campaign changes

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After launching the Lethean Reach campaign, we were excited to hear your feedback. After the first few weeks of the campaign running, and the feedback received from our community, it was clear that the reward structure for Ambassadors did adequately incentivize referrals. With that in mind, we have changed the reward structure to better incentivize Ambassadors to refer users to our services.

The rewards earned for each referral has been increased ten times, for a total of 500 Lethean per referral. However, the higher referral bonus will only be available for a short time. Ambassadors will only earn 500 Lethean for referrals until the total number of referrals reaches 500.

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If you would like to receive the higher referral amount, you must submit your referrals as soon as possible. After we reach 500 referrals, the next 200 referrals will earn Ambassadors 300 Lethean per referral.

After we have reached 700 total referrals, Ambassadors will receive 100 Lethean for each person referred.

If you are interested in receiving the higher referral amount, we strongly encourage you to start submitting your referrals. You can set up your Ambassador account by visiting reach.lethean.io.

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Celebrating Two Years

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Good day to you all! As we begin the month of September, we would like to take some time to look back on the accomplishments that we have had over the past two years. If you are not aware, our bitcoin talk announcement went live on August 15, 2017. At that time, we had the name IntenseCoin. We have had many changes over the past two years, our name included, so we would like to take some time to look at the changes that we have had, while also giving you the details of what we have done during August.

Looking back at our past accomplishments:

  • On August 15, 2017, we made our launch announcement under the name IntenseCoin. Our goal since our inception has been to create an anonymous, decentralized, blockchain-backed, VPN service. Initially, our project was based on ByteCoin, an anonymous cryptocurrency, and the predecessor to Monero.
  • February 2018 — Rebase from ByteCoin to Monero. The rebase was a large undertaking for our Development team.
  • July 2018 — Launched our browser VPN for Google Chrome, effectively creating a browser-based decentralized VPN service backed by blockchain. We soon followed with a Firefox plugin.
  • August 2018 — Intensecoin officially rebranded to Lethean.
  • December 2018 — we released a paper wallet for Lethean
  • April 2019 — Lethean partnered with AsiaBlockchainReview
  • April 2019 — We release our most recent website, which can be found here: Lethean.io
  • August 2019 — Release of Lethean Reach ambassador program

Development details

Over the past month, our development team has been working on finalizing the new EZ map GUI integrated into our wallet. The development team ran into a few roadblocks with the code bases not working well together, and subsequently has pushed back the release of this new GUI wallet. During the meeting that was held last week, it is clear that we are now on the right track to getting the map integrated into the wallet, and the EZ map GUI is well on the way to being finalized. As soon as we know that the new wallet is ready for use, we will let our userbase know in a standalone article and through our social platforms.

Lethean Reach campaign changes

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After launching the Lethean Reach campaign, we were excited to hear your feedback. After the first few weeks of the campaign running, and the feedback received from our community, it was clear that the reward structure for Ambassadors did adequately incentivize referrals. With that in mind, we have changed the reward structure to better incentivize Ambassadors to refer users to our services.

The rewards earned for each referral has been increased ten times, for a total of 500 Lethean per referral. However, the higher referral bonus will only be available for a short time. Ambassadors will only earn 500 Lethean for referrals until the total number of referrals reaches 500.

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If you would like to receive the higher referral amount, you must submit your referrals as soon as possible. After we reach 500 referrals, the next 200 referrals will earn Ambassadors 300 Lethean per referral.

After we have reached 700 total referrals, Ambassadors will receive 100 Lethean for each person referred.

If you are interested in receiving the higher referral amount, we strongly encourage you to start submitting your referrals. You can set up your Ambassador account by visiting reach.lethean.io.

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Good day to you all!

Today, we are happy to announce we are opening our global ambassador program, Lethean Reach. Current and new members will have the ability to refer their friends or anyone interested in dVPN services. Ambassadors will have the ability to send their friends a referral link. Every person that receives a link from an ambassador will receive 15 Lethean per month, which is enough to use our dVPN services for an hour or more depending on the exit node chosen. That is not all. Ambassadors referring users to our services via Lethean Reach will also receive a reward. Below is the reward structure for ambassadors.

Lethean Reach is designed to extend for a minimum of three months. During the first month, which starts today, August 16, 2019, and ends September 30, 2019, ambassadors will receive 50 Lethean per user referred. On October 1, 2019, the reward for referrals will decrease by half. This means that new and old referrals will earn the ambassador 25 Lethean. Finally, on November 1, the reward will decrease again. On that date, new and old referrals will earn the ambassador 10 Lethean.

To get the most out of this experience, you will want to begin referring your friends as soon as possible. Referrals will receive the Lethean rewards shortly after they have completed their referral sign up. Ambassadors will not receive their rewards until the end of September. To participate, please visit https://reach.lethean.io/.

Our goal with this campaign is to obtain a larger user base and increase our overall network use. We also believe that this program will incentivize the use of our product and provide us with better insights into areas of opportunity and growth to better our product. This program will be pivotal in forecasting the needs of our network and enabling us to better our product for future use.

With that in mind, in conjunction with this campaign, we will be sending out surveys to those that have involved themselves in the Lethean Reach program. We will be reviewing these surveys, which will be designed to collect data on our current product and find areas of improvement. We are very excited to hear what new incoming users have to say.

We seek people who are advocates, fans who represent and talk about our brand to a local audience, likely in their native language, with passion. If you are passionate about Lethean and like what this project is about, then we are sure you can provide powerful, crowdsourced marketing that can amplify brand awareness and boost the overall project within your region.

To join Lethean Reach, please follow the link below.

https://reach.lethean.io/

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Lethean — August Update & Progress Report

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Development

New GUI

Our development team is still in the process of creating our new GUI wallet. They have been taking their time finalizing the wallet and putting an emphasis on ease of use for the end-user. We are committed to creating a wallet that is simple, easy to use, and visually appealing. We do not have a definitive time-frame for the new GUI release. However, once it becomes available, we will notify the community of the release in a stand-alone article.

Marketing

Over the last month, our marketing team has been working diligently on finalizing the ambassador program. In addition to covering the upcoming ambassador program, we will be highlighting user-based articles, an event attended by our Russian community manager, and answering the “Ask the Team” questions.

Birake exchange

On July 31 a member of our Discord community, CheeseBaby, notified us that the exchange Birake has added Lethean to their vote based listing system. CheeseBaby let us know that if we do not win a weekly vote, the votes from that week are kept and count towards the following week. CheeseBaby also notified us that if we receive 20K — 25K votes, he will add an additional 20K-30K votes. You can find the voting link by visiting https://trade.birake.com/coin-listing

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Ambassador Program

Preparations on the technical, operations and structure side are nearly finished. We will be officially launching the Ambassador campaign within the next two weeks. The Team is excited to see how our ambassador program will increase brand awareness for Lethean. Additionally, we are excited to open up the ambassador program to people in all locations. The goal of the ambassador program is a combination of a strategic referral system to boost brand awareness within multiple regions with a huge VPN demand and need and to create an incentive to spread the word about our developing product.

We are looking for you!

We seek people who are advocates, fans who represent and talk about Lethean to a local audience, likely in their native language.

If you are passionate about Lethean and like what this project is about, then we are sure you can be a very powerful asset, providing crowdsourced ideas and engagement that can amplify brand awareness and boost the overall project within your region.

We especially need potential ambassadors from Russia, Turkey, Germany, South Korea, India but of course other countries are welcome too :-) Stay tuned for a detailed announcement soon!

Lethean at Gathering of system administrators

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Our Russian community manager, known as Andy in our Discord server, recently participated in the Gathering of System Administrators in Russia. Andy was able to secure us a banner on the main stage. In addition to the banner, Andy was able to distribute pamphlets with information about Lethean during the gathering. You can see a sample pamphlet here.

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If you would like more information about the conference, you can visit their website located here: https://itslet.su/

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We are very thankful for Andy setting up our attendance at this conference, and we are happy that we were able to reach the broad range of people that attended.

Articles

In early July Jacob wrote and published an article about Lethean on Publish0x. The article written by Jacob provides the reader with a spectacular summary of our project, and it’s utility. If you have been a community member of Lethean since the beginning, or if you are a new community member with us, we strongly encourage you to read this article. You can find a link to the article below.

https://www.publish0x.com/crypto-projects-and-tips/lethean-intensecoin-explained-decentralized-vpn-cryptocurren-xnqrmp

Notable twitter mentions

In mid July, we had a social influencer discussing our project on Twitter. @cryptomocho made a few mentions of our project, one of which you can see below.

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We are excited to again be receiving attention from social influencers, and we are hopeful that this is just one small step in increasing our brand awareness. With the increase in awareness brought by the @cryptomocho, we also saw an increase in visits to our website, which on the day of the tweet had an increase in referral traffic of approximately 200% and an approximate increase of 700% for social media referrals over the previous day.

Feedback Surveys

Within the next month, we will be distributing feedback surveys for both tenured and new community members. The goal of these surveys will be to review our current product and see where we can improve. We intend to send these surveys out after launching our ambassador and referral program.

Ask the Team Discord questions

Q: “Hey guys, new to the discord here, just wondering if y’all have any plans on integrating the Exit Node into the GUI wallet or something in the future.”

A: The answer to this question is a little more nuanced than just a yes or no. We would like to make exit node creation as simple as possible. However, we cannot definitively say that it will be located directly in the wallet. We love the idea of being able to do that. However, at this time, we cannot say that it will occur.

Q: “is there any news from honeypod, they will ship their device in Jul, right?”

A: We reached out to HoneyPod via email this past month, and we have yet to hear a response from them. If we receive a response, we will let you know.

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Development

Over the past month our Development team has been working on creating a more sleek interface for our VPN client. The new interface showcases the locations of each node on a map, with the ability to easily and effectively locate and connect to an exit node. We are in the process of integrating these features into the wallet as we speak, and we will make sure to release a stand-alone article notifying the community once this has been completed. You can see how this new interface will look below.

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We are still working on the Mobile VPN. However, we are taking our time to ensure that the funds set aside for this development are being used in the best way possible. We want to ensure that our current product, the desktop VPN, is as easy to use as possible. From there, we can finalize the set up of the mobile wallet and VPN. As we continue to move forward and see continued growth and use, we will continue our efforts on the Mobile VPN.

Marketing

Our marketing team has been working on new methods to ensure that we continue to increase our brand awareness, as increased awareness will garner new users and more liquidity. With that in mind, we are finalizing a new incentivization plan to aid in our brand exposure and generating new users.

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Within the coming month, we will be opening a referral/ambassador program. The referral and ambassador program will be focusing on countries that need VPNs the most. Members that choose to be ambassadors or use our referral program will earn rewards for the people that they refer. In addition to the ambassador and referrer earning a reward for referring Lethean, the person being referred will also earn a reward. This should incentivise the use of our product and create awareness and growth respectively. We are in the final stages of creating this initiative, and we are looking for people who would be interested in participating. If you are interested in being part of the ambassador program and or the referral program, please contact us by email at contact at lethean dot io (contact@lethean.io). Please use the subject line “Ambassador program” and include your location in the body of the email. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact a team member on Discord or Telegram to show your interest. We are specifically looking for ambassadors and referrers from the Asia-Pacific region, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam.

You may recall that we had a similar program previously that did not come to fruition. We believe that the direction of our previously implemented ambassador program was hindered due to the lack of a functional product. Now that we have a product available to use, we are excited to release a reimagined version of the ambassador program, in addition to a referral program.

As our plan develops we will also be creating a new Gleam campaign which will be focussing on promoting the referral/ambassador program as well as the Lethean VPN usage in general.

Ask the team questions:

We wanted to take the time to respond to some of the questions that have been asked by our community members in our Discord. These questions we felt were the most important for our community to hear about from us.

  • What about honeypod and when they ship their hardware to us?

We have not yet received information about when our team will receive hardware from Honeypod. We are still in the process of finalizing that information. As we know more, and hear from them, we will keep our community informed.

  • What about mobile wallet/vpn?

As mentioned in the development section, the Mobile wallet and Mobile VPN is being reviewed. We realize that the community is very interested in having this available to use and so are we. However, at this particular time, we do not see enough demand for our existing product for us to invest the resources and time into completing the development. That is not to say that we will not proceed with it at a later time. Our current goal for development is to create a simple easy to use experience on desktop, so we can translate that success to our Mobile wallet and VPN. A stable and easy to use desktop product allows us to capture a stronger userbase and therefor create additional demand. We are aware that providing users with software that is convenient and straightforward to use and has a sleek interface is very important, and is a required step to achieve before we reach mass adoption!

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Lethean community! Welcome to the midpoint of the year and the last month of the second quarter. We have some very exciting things to share with you, and we hope that you are just as excited as we are about them.

Update Changes

As of this update, we will no longer provide our community with a bi-monthly update. Instead, we will be releasing one monthly update on the first of each month moving forward. We believe it is important to keep our community as updated as possible with our progress. However, bi-monthly updates have not been as beneficial as one large monthly update would be for our community. Changing from bi-monthly updates to a single monthly update will enable us to provide a more broad understanding of what we are working on, rather than short snippets of what we have done on a bi-weekly basis. This will enable us to provide our community with more comprehensive details about our progress. We hope that you can understand why we are making this change, and we look forward to providing you with the best monthly updates possible moving forward.

In addition, we have opened a new channel on our Discord server, #ask-the-team, in order to promote transparency and open discourse between community members and the Lethean Team. Please use this space for questions and follow up conversation regarding marketing, operations, development, and so forth.

With that being said, we are excited to introduce you to what we have been working on for the past two weeks.

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Development Corner

The development team has hired a contract worker to complete the new VPN for our desktop users. We anticipate the new desktop VPN will be available to use in approximately six to eight weeks. We have not yet found an ideal candidate to complete the work for the mobile VPN. However, we are still diligently working on finding the right person to complete the task. This will change the delivery timeframe for the mobile VPN. However, we believe we will still meet our deadline for mobile VPN implementation within the 3rd quarter of 2019.

The easier to use applications will be visually stunning. However, for us to move closer to our goal of mass adoption, it is necessary to make our products much easier for the average consumer to use. With that in mind, we will be making some changes to how this new VPN works. We are in the process of finalizing these details, as they overlap heavily with our marketing team. Once we have finalized these details, what they will look like for the average user, and what that means for our core audience, we will let you know. You should anticipate more details about these changes in our next update. What we will say for now is that these changes will make using the VPN much easier for the average consumer.

While we are in the process of completing this easy to use VPN, we are in the process of finalizing the VPN services for our MacOS and Linux users. We anticipate the completion of the macOS and Linux wallets in the next three weeks. We will inform the community when these wallets are available to use, and we look forward to hearing the feedback of our MacOS and Linux users.

Marketing

The upcoming changes to the desktop VPN will afford our marketing team a much better opportunity to market our VPN services to a much larger audience. The ease of use that it will offer to new inexperienced users will create a wonderful gateway for mass adoption.

With the changes to the desktop VPN, you will also see changes to our website. These changes are to better align ourselves with the overall goal of being a VPN company backed by blockchain, rather than a blockchain that happens to have a VPN service attached. We are very pleased with the way that our brand and business are moving and we are excited to hear community feedback as these changes are implemented.

Our most recent Gleam contest has ended. During the contest, we had over one hundred people join and those that participated completed more than 550 tasks! Within the last seven days, we have received more than 1,000 impressions and a significant increase in website traffic. A new campaign will be starting very soon! Stay tuned!

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