African Moderators Initiative



The Free TON Africa Sub Governance wishes to engage the greater African continent in the Southern, Francophone (Central Africa) and Arabic (North Africa) regions that are currently not properly represented in any Free TON platform.

The African SG has begun contact with some of the countries namely, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa in the southern region, DRC Congo, Benin and Cameroon in the central region, and Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia in the Arab Speaking northern region.

This proposal will identify and bring on board community mobilizers (hereby identified as community moderators) within these regions of the African continent. These regions have a substantial population who face many daily challenges, and this initiative is mainly to recruit new members from these regions and linking them with the rest of the continent through partnerships with Free TON and other Free TON global partners.



Contest period:

Begin: January 30, 2021 to End February 12, 2021. 23.59 Hours GMT

Voting period:

Begin: February 12, 2021 to End February 22, 2021. 23.59 Hours GMT


Engaging, recruiting and integrating the various communities in the greater African space into the Free TON ecosystem as one unit by appointing community moderators.

Similarly, focusing on bringing the many blockchain adoption advantages to the unbanked and educating the same. Identifying the leaders within these communities will be our first step and thereafter roll out user case solutions to these regions.

Requirements for participants:

  • Members of Free TON who have an understanding and are motivated enough to represent Free TON in these regions namely southern, central and northern Africa are welcome to compete.
  • The applicants should also be actively involved and have an above par interest in the Free TON Network and its decentralization policy.
  • Each contestant will provide (in PDF format) a summary of their bio and contact information, their skills and experience, and country or region where they plan to implement their program, and the language to use.
  • Contestants will have to add a short essay on why they think they are the best candidate to be selected as a moderator of any of the 3 regions.
  • Individuals who have the necessary skills in bringing the numbers to Free TON are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should provide an action plan for the recruitment of new members from the country or region to engage. Program duration for the action plan should not be longer than 3 months. Candidates should submit quantifiable planned actions and activities, which should be accompanied by expected KPI. Completing KPI will determine the final reward of each Moderator. To validate KPI, contestants can use, for example, user profile information, Google forms and/or questionnaires, access to various analytics systems and/or other audited data to make an appropriate assessment of these users (Real people or partners who became members of the Free TON community through their efforts). Contestants can also offer their own transparent method of validation.

Winning Criteria:

As a prerequisite, a contestant’s previous experience, knowledge and character, will demonstrate the ability to perform this task.

Clear and well defined KPI’s that indicate a predictable and positive result of promoting Free TON and its potential for reaching users in the future.

Each moderator applicant will present an estimated cost of their proposed program and their remuneration calculated in TON Crystal. Therefore, the corresponding final estimate of the cost of your actions and the result of your work will be additionally taken into account.


A number of winning contestants in each of these regions will receive 300 TON Crystals as a welcome reward.


  • Free TON Africa Sub Governance initial members can vote for a submission.
  • African Community Sub-Governance initial members can’t participate in this contest.
  • Each of the Free TON Africa Sub Governance initial members will vote by evaluating each submission on a scale of 1 to 10. They may reject it if it does not meet the requirements, or may abstain from voting if they consider having no rights to judge.
  • The juror must have a solid understanding of the described subject in order to provide a score and feedback. If not, the juror should choose to “Abstain”.
  • Jurors must provide feedback on submissions or lose their reward.
  • Jury will reject duplicate, incomplete or inappropriate submissions.

Jury rewards:

An amount equal to 50% of the sum total of all total tokens awarded to contest winners will be distributed among jurors who vote and provide feedback. This percentage will be awarded on the following basis:

The percentage of tokens awarded to the jury will be distributed based on the number of votes each juror casts. For example, if one juror votes 50 times and another juror votes 5 times, the juror who votes 50 times will get 10 times more tokens than the juror who votes 5 times.

Feedback is mandatory in order to collect any rewards.

Procedural requirements:

All submissions must be accessible for the jury to open and view, so please double-check your submission. If the submission is inaccessible or does not fit the criteria described, jurors may reject the submission.

Contestants must submit their work before the closing of the filing of applications. If not submitted on time, the submission will not count.

Please submit in PDF format. If all or a portion of the original content cannot be in the form of a PDF, simply submit a PDF with links to that original content. Such links must be to files that cannot be edited during the voting phase. If the file links are editable after voting, the jury will reject your submission. The message in the topic of the contest, which you refer to when submitting, must contain your contact information.

Each submission must have an identifiable contact that can be matched with your description. If you have not provided a forum description for discussion, then your application should contain links to your online persona, for example, a Telegram ID (preferred) or other direct contact information that can confirm that the submitted work is yours. In the absence of confirmation, by the contestant, of the authorship of the submitted work, the submission is rejected.

Multi-entry of submissions is not allowed. In case of a duplicate entry, the contestant will have to clearly indicate the correct one and point out the duplicate to be cancelled.


I think this is an amazing opportunity. However, I would like to inquire as to why East Africa is not represented?

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Thanks for your participation.
This contest is integration of the missing regions to the existing east and west.


“An amount equal to 50% of the sum total of all total tokens awarded to contest winners will be distributed among jurors who vote and provide feedback.” Is this approved by the Ton community and what is the reason for this distribution?


Yes it is approved. We reward people who do actual work, otherwise why would they put in the time. In this case it’s just 300 Tons to be shared among them.

I think you need to add this point in proposal, because many people missed it))) How many participants allowed to join this contest?

We have only 3 moderators one for each region. Each gets a welcome token of 300 total 900. If all jury votes they will get 72.5 Tons each.
The proposal has stipulated this in words and not broken it down.


Thank you very much. That explains a lot then. While we have the attention of Roman, it may be necessary to consider increasing the fund to ensure that while the jurors get 50% of the current 300 Tons, the contestants get more of the “incentive” from the increase. Any advice on how we could go about this would be appreciated. The incentive would be a good way to engage the African community.

Also, although I am new to this platform, I will be happy to act as a non-paid juror, if that may help in any way. Just let me know how I can help.

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understood :nerd_face:

This contest shall be extended to 15th March 2021. All applicants now have more time to prepare.