What is this GARY Token...???

Posted by Twitter - DarthGus

Ok this might come out pretty long - ive had many sleepless nights working out how to put all this together... but let me start at the start...

Right - how this started. I wanted to learn more about the blockchain, and I have been a long standing member of the ZIL community since the start - I was in the slack channels WAY before the ICO, and was lucky enough to participate in it. I have held ZIL ever since.

About 3 months ago I ended up spending a lot of time on the Telegram forums of Zilliqa, and started to make quite a few friends, and stuff, and they got me to look into how to create tokens, and get into maybe building a dapp for ZIL.

So.. then it was born.. i decided one of the friends on there was also named Gary.. so screw it ill make a Gary Token.. So the Gary Token was born 25th March 2021. See contract creation here (if you want i can explain how to make one really easy! Hats off to the Zil Core Team!- now the only issue is I wanted to create it with 1 MILLION COINS.. however because I used 4 decimal places, apparently when you get asked for the total supply its supposed to include this haha.. oh well..

THERE IS NOW ONLY 100 GARY TOKENS EVER (with 4 decimals)

I then sent the other Gary who i built the Gary Token for - 20 of them (he has since gifted 4-5 to others) and he was ecstatic as I was that we had our own token. This was purely built as a bit of an inside joke..

It was a good laugh, and he mentioned, he my mate wants to buy one off you hes super happy you made them. I said - you know what I wouldnt mind trying how to create a liquidty pool on zilswap.io and so I did. I sent a bunch to the rest of my mates as well, and some to my dad and other family members, and also a few other people i have been doing a lot of zil work with. Everyone thought this was a blast.. a lot asked for their own tokens too!

As this was all going on I have been away down south for a few days, and this is where it all got interesting.. someone else purchased some from zilswap. I was like... WHAT?

So I thought - wow - if people want to buy it sure, ill keep providing more liquidity for ppl to buy more. Why people would want to buy this? This is just a GARY token.. Well turns out people want to buy it.

Then the forums were just lit up with all the comments like the Wise words to the right here - i have never laughed so hard in my life..

Then I had to ponder - i MUST have to give these people what they want - So some suggestions so far is that GARY Token holders will eventually be able to use a voting portal to what Beer I drink on a Sunday.. how does that sound?

Another one from the TG - I say its used to fund, expose, and kick out any scam coins that try to make their way into the ecosystem, and then it pays a bounty out to all involved, determined via voting rights, just a good thought

If you have anything you would like me to consider for GARY Token holders, please let me know.

Please know why the above this token was created, and it is just a FUN token, and will be used for this. Some have mentioned being the Dogecoin of the Zil world. please be careful and know how it was made and what its original purpose was... i dont want to hear people were using this as an investment vehicle - it is not its purpose. Please I hope i have explained enough and you understand this fully.

Since this is now such a big thing, I have decided I will only keep 8 GARY tokens for myself (plus whatever is left in LP I think maybe 3?) and I will PLEDGE to you all that I will only sell 1 every 30 days maximum from this point forward. I was initially just filling back the LP to keep 5 available, but i was crashing the price (not on purpose i didnt know what it was doing!!), but since then I think 4-5 people are now providing LP.

Just to reinterate - I will have about 10 tokens, about 40 tokens that were given away to friends, family, helpers, the other Gary, that have helped me so far, as well as some LP providers, or even some people that just asked for them!. Some of these were promised to them before this took off. About 16 were sold or are providing LP on zilswap. A lot of these poeple are now in the ZIL community and/or now exploring the Zil Ecosystems, including trying out Dapps like REDC, Package Portal...

That leaves around 36.059 GARY that is now in a separate wallet, and will be given out as random prizes, etc in the future. I will get it removed from the circ supply. I will follow on with an update to the websire once I know how we will do this....



UPDATE 04/04/2021 - We now have a Telegram group going if you want to join in the fun.. https://t.me/TheGARYToken

We also launched the first giveaway, which is now called GARY Lotto - its a 10,000 ZIL prize over 10 weeks* 60,000 zil put away for the draw so guaranteed, and the remainder hopefully we can continue it for the whole time. If i cant, the remaining weeks will be GARY tokens. The TG channel has links of how we do the draw - its as transparent as I can make it...

Week 1 Result - zil1s5wecyt4hptd0ryjtt0sywey33zrn5mc77kgj3 - Confirmation of 10,000 zil transfer - $GARY Lotto Results - CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!!


UPDATE 11/04/2021

Week 2 Result - zil1q6c8u6ykux98gwzcls94y7sclcrrder6f700mm - Confirmation of 10,000 zil transfer - $GARY Lotto Results - CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!!

UPDATE - Week 2 Result - Redraw - due to the lotto money being returned this week - this was re-drawn and the new winner was - zil1phml8cvq3qhpy27adyuuv424zp857enwqhgz8w! CONGRATS! - $GARY Lotto Results


UPDATE 29/04/2021

Sorry been super slack in updating this - we have carried on with the draws and have now given away 50,000 ZIL!! Week 3 seen a vote go out on Telegram, and a big majority to change it from 1 x 10,000 zil winner, to 5 x 2000 zil winners - we we did!

Week 3 Results - Congrats to the winners!

$GARY Lotto Results

Week 4 Results - Congrats to the winners!

$GARY Lotto Results

Week 5 Results - Congrats to the winners! - This was an early draw on a Thursday due to going camping for a week :)

$GARY Lotto Results

Stay tuned for Sunday week 9th May for the next draw, and we are going to look as a group to see if we can all learn what NFTs are and how to create them!!


UPDATE 14/05/2021

A big update today catching up after going camping.. super thanks to all especially @ZillaQuest for holding the fort while i was away! :) First Week 6 Lotto Results... A Massive shoutout to fellow GARY AlexLeBlanc for giving away an additional 5 prizes of 100 SCO to 5 more lucky GARYs!

$GARY Lotto Results

Also, just to give you an update on some of the things I have planned coming up, and a bit of housekeeping/catchup.

1) GARY lotto will continue to run Sundays (5 x 0.2 GARY prizes this Sunday). I will try and aim it to around 10,000 zil per week in giveaways in GARY weekly. As most know so far we have given away 60,000 ZIL. There is roughly 20 GARY to go, so approx 20 weeks (depending on the price of GARY) moving forward.

2) There have been quite a few people that want to donate and giveaway other tokens and others that feel like giving back to this awesome community - you can deposit them here if you like - zil17rk7da3pk7eqqpy9v4k4v0rrl782e3uen7xz5u and then DM myself, or @ZillaQuest and how you would like it broken up for the lotto, and we will do more lotto draws after the initial ones.. GIVEAWAY SUNDAYS!

3) We now have a voting portal!! it just got merged in :) https://vote.zilliqa.com/#/gary

4) You may have noticed the liquidity rising on GARY - this is in anticipation of the next LIP vote for ZWAP rewards. This is a real long shot, but if we manage to snare the T3 vote on this, we will be setting up a donation fund, and GARYS will be able to choose which charities we will donate to. I will try and get 20% of the pool for donating, but there is also 3-4 others that will also be putting into this charity drive. As you all know GARY has been about giving as much as I am able to with the profits of GARY and the accidental creation of this token. Obviously this will only happen if we manage to get into the ZWAP program. DO NOT TAKE THIS AS ADVICE TO BUY GARY. the same motto for GARY stays as is - dont blame me if gary goes down cause we miss.

5) Thanks to the idea from @Revelercrypto we are going to look at how we all can get involved with NFTs and maybe run like a training session or similar to how we can all learn as a group how to do them. NFTs is a massive craze, and I feel it would be worth us all to learn how it all works. This is a call out if anyone has done a lot with NFTs on once of the platforms, maybe we start there, then move into looking at other information, etc as well. This might be a good starting point from Chase :) Chase Raz NFT Video

6) I have filled the paperwork to get Gary listed on CoinGecko.


UPDATE 04/06/2021

WOW another big update incoming.. its amazing how many things happen in 2-3 weeks! I got busy again so hadnt got around to updating here, so here we go!

- We have already had 2 governance votes (I enjoyed the beer selection!) and another on some 88 dragonzil eggs that were donated by an anonymous $GARY! See the results of both of those on https://vote.zilliqa.com/#/gary Once i get through this update you will be seeing a few more governance votes on the way...

- I wont keep posting the lotto results here anymore, and will clean them up from the above, but they are ALWAYS available on this spreadsheet that we use for the LOTTO... $GARY Lotto Results

- Also we have created one for the DragonZil Lotto here - $GARY DRAGONEGG Lotto Results

- We were luckily in a position to be on the vote card for T3 ZWAP rewards on ZilSwap and the results are below - THANKYOU to everyone that voted, and further updates will follow of what you will see from us as a result of that! - Results here - Voting!

T3 Vote Results

- The final thing I would like to finish off with is what we are up to next...

its time to start setting up gathering information for potential charities to give away to!! to start with, i was hoping to have about 20-25% of the pool for charities, but so many ppl in LP now it turns out the giveaway account now only has 2.5% of the pool haha.. oh well giving to charity any amount will do. I know this will be topped up by many others (NOT compulsory) so hopefully we can make it a fairly good weekly amount, and try to get to that 20% target i set. I could sell some of the giveaway $GARY to up the LP for this purpose, but i dont want to do that either, so will keep it as is.

Right so 1st step is - we need charities on the vote card next week! how we are going to do the charity giveaway, is we will get the list from you guys, vette them all to ensure they fit the criteria, then all of you will vote on the one to get the donation for the week. once 1 has won, it will be off the vote card for 4 week at which time it can return.

Remember, the whole premise of the charity donations only works while we are getting zwap rewards, and if and when we dont get them, this initiative will stop, unless we come up with another way to fund it. :) make hay while the sun shines.

If anyone doesnt want to share the charity in the channel, or wants to keep the suggestion anonymouse, DM myself, @ZillaQuest @tronwitty22 or @Gary_M14 in the Gary Token TG Channel..to submit a charity, please provide the following information...

Charity Name?

Website?

Is the charity registered in the US, UK or Australia or able to be donated from one of these?

Do they accept crypto?

Reason for nominating? (This one is optional)

We will be ensuring charities are giving most of the money into service delivery/research, and low on Administration.

I will leave the charity submissions open until Monday, at which time the first vote will go up, and that vote will complete just after ZWAP rewards weekly. If anyone wants to donate some of their weekly zwap rewards, or any other amounts you wish to put towards the charity for the week, I will setup a wallet for this purpose, and via DM talk to you if you want it to be anonymous, or named, etc. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT COMPULSARY to donate, noone is going to think less of you - its just something some of us want to do to give back.

Any questions/comments on the above - just contact me or chat in the channel :) Will keep you all up to date with the charity stuff and where it goes!

- oh 1 last thing - we have now given away over 100,000 ZIL worth of prizes to $GARY token holders - I originally set out to do a 10 week lotto, but this will now continue until we have nothing else to give away!

We are all GARY